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Here are more than a few do it yourself projects that I am interested in. A few are even started by yours truly.

DIY Kinetic Sand. Make Your Own Kinetic Sand (10 lbs for 50 cents!) DIY Science Hacks: Faraday Cage Phone Pouch. This Faraday Cage phone pouch blocks all radio signals coming in or out of your cellphone.

DIY Science Hacks: Faraday Cage Phone Pouch

Material costs are about $10, it takes ~ 30 minutes to build, and it can fit in your pocket! The purpose of this pouch is to prevent access to your phone and its data (e.g. location) if and when you so choose. Before placing in the pouch, be sure to put your phone in airplane mode as the phone will drain its battery trying to find a signal. How to Crowdfund Your Next Big Idea. Scott Steinberg is a small business expert, professional keynote speaker, noted strategic consultant, and creator of The Business Expert’s Guidebook series and video show Business Expert: Small Business Tips, Trends and Advice.

How to Crowdfund Your Next Big Idea

Entrepreneurs and startups can download and share free guides, tip sheets and inside advice from his website. Cult favorite video game developer Double Fine recently shocked investors by raising over $1 million in 24 hours on Kickstarter for its new adventure game, despite the genre’s supposed death. This has led critics to speculate that crowdsourcing isn’t just the hottest new thing to happen to startups and small business owners since Apple’s App Store; it may also present tomorrow’s most promising new source of venture capital and angel investment.

How Do I Create a Business Plan? Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ: Troubleshooting and Repair of Consumer Electronics Equipment. Contents: [Document Version: 1.35] [Last Updated: 05/25/1998] Troubleshooting and Repair of Consumer Electronics Equipment Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 All Rights Reserved Reproduction of this document in whole or in part is permitted if both of the following conditions are satisfied:

Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ: Troubleshooting and Repair of Consumer Electronics Equipment

How to Make Magnesium Oil to Improve Sleep and Reduce Stress. I’ve written before about how I use magnesium daily and why I feel it is such a vital part of overall wellness . Many people are deficient in this vital mineral that the body uses for hundreds of reactions. Every cell in the body needs magnesium in some way, and it is vital for bone, tooth, muscle and joint health as well as for optimal sleep and stress reduction. Deficiency of magnesium is widespread because many of us have lifestyle factors that actively deplete magnesium such as lack of sleep, excess stress, or alcohol/caffeine/sugar consumption. Forging a Ring from a Meteorite [49 pics] May 12, 2012 In the amazing step-by-step gallery below, Redditor laporkenstein shows how he forged a custom wedding band for himself out of a Gibeon meteorite.

Forging a Ring from a Meteorite [49 pics]

There are captions in the gallery that help explain a bit of the process. I’ve also compiled a few additional details below that were culled from the comments section of this epic endeavour.


Micro Tesla Coil makes a Perfect Stocking Stuffer. ORx resources. These 21 Hacks Will Forever Change The Way You Clean Your House. They're Simply Genius. OBD-PiTFT: Display Car Diagnostics (OBD-II) Data On Adafruit's PiTFT Touchscreen Display For Raspberry Pi - CowFish Studios. Meet the WIDGEDUINO. Vsync by erniejunior. This is the VSync library for the Arduino platform.

Vsync by erniejunior

Controlling lights and sensors with Arduino Yún, Node js server and firmata. How-To: Make an RGB combination door lock (Part 1) Skywatching, Telescopes & Astrophotography. Ever since it returned to the evening sky just over a month ago, our "sister planet," as Venus is often called, has been the centerpiece of the current evening sky.

Skywatching, Telescopes & Astrophotography

As Venus travels around the sun inside the Earth's orbit, it alternates regularly from evening to morning sky and back, spending about 9 1/2 months as an "evening star," and about the same length of time as a "morning star. " Some ancient astronomers actually thought they were seeing two different celestial bodies. They named the morning star after Phosphorus, the harbinger of light, and the evening star for Hesperus, the son of Atlas. Easy to Build WIFI 2.4GHz Yagi Antenna. The building steps are simple: 1.

Easy to Build WIFI 2.4GHz Yagi Antenna

Print out the scaled Yagi antenna template* (download from next step). 2. Yagi-pdf/cheapyagi.pdf. Listening to Satellites with a Homemade Yagi Antenna. One of my favorite things to do is talk with other ham radio operators through satellites or the International Space Station (ISS).

Listening to Satellites with a Homemade Yagi Antenna

To do this, I stand on a rooftop and tune a handheld multiband radio while tracing the orbit of a satellite or the ISS with my homemade yagi antenna. Orbiting satellites such as AO-51, SO-50, and AO-27 act as repeaters, relaying signals from low-power transceivers like mine back to hams elsewhere on the planet. So if you know where to aim the antenna, you can communicate around the world via space. Build one Yagi ANTENNA. After the drill came the time of the saw...

build one Yagi ANTENNA

Do a slash of 1 cm (0.39 inch) of depth (split) to surroundings of every extremities of tubes of 8mm (0.31 inch). It will permit a better tightening by necklaces, of Circles of 6mm (0.23 inch) that will slip inside himself. Cut with the saw to metals one of round of 6mm (0.23 inch) to the middle (50 cm 19.68 inch) . Arduino Astronomical Clock for Automatic Light Control. Arduino Astronomical Clock for Automatic Light Control There are many ways to automatically control these lights.

Arduino Astronomical Clock for Automatic Light Control

The gadget I was using (until I completed this project, that is) was a simple mechanical timer. This product allows you to set separate turn-on and turn-off times and those repeat every day. The disadvantage of this product is that, as the seasons change, you need to constantly adjust the turn-on and turn-off times. Gelandagan's Metal Marker MkI - Electro Etcher. Ok, success! How deep? Well it is adjustable, based on the length of time the current is applied. Can it be personalized? I am working on it. ArduinoBoardEsplora. Overview The Arduino Esplora is a microcontroller board derived from the Arduino Leonardo. The Esplora differs from all preceding Arduino boards in that it provides a number of built-in, ready-to-use setof onboard sensors for interaction. It's designed for people who want to get up and running with Arduino without having to learn about the electronics first.

For a step-by-step introduction to the Esplora, check out the Getting Started with Esplora guide. The Esplora has onboard sound and light outputs, and several input sensors, including a joystick, a slider, a temperature sensor, an accelerometer, a microphone, and a light sensor. 3V to 24V Variable Power Supply. This 3V to 24 volt variable-regulated power supply can be adjusted from 3 to 25 volts and is current limited to 2 amps as shown, but may be increased to 3 amps or more by selecting a smaller current sense resistor (0.3 ohm). The 2N3055 and 2N3053 transistors should be mounted on suitable heat sinks and the current sense resistor should be rated at 3 watts or more. Voltage regulation is controlled by 1/2 of a 1558 or 1458 op-amp. The 1458 may be substituted in the circuit below, but it is recommended the supply voltage to pin 8 be limited to 30 VDC, which can be accomplished by adding a 6.2 volt zener or 5.1 K resistor in series with pin 8.

The maximum DC supply voltage for the 1458 and 1558 is 36 and 44 respectively. The power transformer should be capable of the desired current while maintaining an input voltage at least 4 volts higher than the desired output, but not exceeding the maximum supply voltage of the op-amp under minimal load conditions. Build a $360 synthetic aperture radar with MIT’s OpenCourseware. How To Give Your Puppy CPR - Infographic. Using Dry Ice on Your Camping Trip « Dry Ice Ideas. Plastic you can shape with your hands. Common mistakes in electronics repair. Common Mistakes of Electronics Repair.

Laser-cut Lattice Living Hinges. The Next Battle for Internet Freedom Could Be Over 3D Printing. The Kinkajou Bottle Cutter. Recycle, reuse – thats the motto we have all been trying to live by ever since this “global warming” issue came into effect but now it just got a bit easier. Design Folder: Your Online Design and Decorating Resource.

KMODDL - Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library. Why Fixers Will Save Our Planet. Circuit Scout: Electronics Circuits Search. Will 2012 Be The Year 3D Printing Goes Mainstream? A 3D printed shoe from the Cube At CES 2012 3D Systems presented their solution to the growing debate about whether and when 3D printing will cross over to the mainstream. DIY Bike Rollers. Darwin Manuscripts Project. How to Get a Complete Workout with Nothing But Your Body. List of tool-lending libraries. Tools available for borrowing at Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vermont The following tool-lending libraries allow patrons to borrow tools, equipment and "how-to" instructional materials, functioning either as a rental shop, with a charge for borrowing the tools, or more commonly free of charge as a form of community sharing.

History[edit] A tool lending library was started in Columbus, OH in 1976. Home - Gadgeteer. The Wood Bending. Smelting iron ore in a microwave. How Do You Start a Fire With Ice? Hurricane Lasers. How to dismantle Toshiba Portege M205 laptop. Toshiba tablet PC disassembly guide. Diagramly - Draw Diagrams Online. Crash course: Embedded programming with Arduino.

Want To Make A Giant Telescope Mirror? Here's How. Printrbot: The Perfect Beginner 3D Printer Can Expand Itself. Soon you'll 'evolve' yourself new furniture using 3D printing. Layer by Layer. Transistors made from cotton yarn, t-shirt computers incoming. iModela, Roland's $1000 hobbyist CNC milling machine.

Monitor: More than just digital quilting. HOW TO: Make silver ink that conducts electricity. Make a Musical Greeting Card to Annoy or Delight Your Friends and Family. How to Make Toy Air Ships, Ray Guns and Much More from Old Tin Cans. Beat Bearing Sequencer. Connecting Batteries in Series or Parallel. A. HACK A WEEK. E&E PROJECTS. Mountain UltraLight: Make Your Own Backpacking Meals! Hack a Day. Automatically weed the celebrity gossip out of your TV time. Bypassing manufacturer-imposed battery lockouts.

Output up to 768 PWM signals from one Arduino. Experimenting with bridge rectifers for AC to DC power conversion. Hack N Mod - Amazingly Cool Hacks, Mods, and DIY Projects.

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Kilns. JigSaw Puzzles. Concrete Domes. Android Development. Soldering. LED Flashlights. Cant find a part? Check these links. Free Audio Books - Philosophy - Download mp3 and iPod format today! Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY. Member: Pjpuas. LED Plant Growth Light. Succulent Wall Art. Apartment Therapy San Francisco. Repurposed Etched Glass Spice Jars... MIT Fabrication Laboratory within Tulsa's Kendall-Whittier Neighborhood. Andrew S. Harmon. Sample Club - Free Laser Engraving and Cutting Files and Sample Ideas.

Fab Lab Tulsa. America del Norte. Wiki. Electronics. Welcome.

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