Top 10 Things You Can Upgrade with a Little Electronics Hacking it is a skill to do a good solder joint, it comes with LOTS of practice. so most people who rarely do it will ever get good at it. Bingo. Of course, part of the issue is having a soldering iron at the right temp with a properly tinned tip. Newbies aren't using soldering stations but a cheap iron they got at rat shack (You have questions? We have deer-in-the-headlights... erm... answers!). I don't expect to ever master tricky stuff like smts or even multilayer pcbs so I'm not much better then a newbie, anyway - and I totally suck at sweating pipe joints. Ah, well... SMT is actually a bit better than through-hole once you get the hang of it.
I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier Welcome to yet another round of “I Did Not Know That!” This is our ongoing quest for clever and simple tips to make your life easier. By the way: should you thirst for more genius ideas, be sure to check our other Life Hacks: -More genius like making a temporary tattoo and studying tricks -Genius ways to hide eyesores in your home: from laundry rooms to cracked flooring -Genius cooking hacks that make you look like a master chef -Brilliant parent hacks from handwriting to temper tantrums -Brilliant girlie life hacks -“Brilliant” parenting hacks from Gamer Dad Be Socialable, Share You Might Also Like Comments
Creative DIY Tips & Project Ideas For Homemakers Privacy Tools - Encryption Against Global Mass Surveillance You are being watched. Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. privacytools.io provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance. Language: 繁體中文 Español Deutsch Darknet: Tor, I2P, ZeroNet Over the last 16 months, as I've debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, "I don't really worry about invasions of privacy because I don't have anything to hide." I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. Read also: The UKUSA Agreement is an agreement between the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to cooperatively collect, analyze, and share intelligence. Five Eyes 1. Nine Eyes 6. Fourteen Eyes 10. Why is it not recommended to choose a US based service? An example of this is Lavabit – a discontinued secure email service created by Ladar Levison. Related Information Warrant Canary Examples: Tor Browser Brave Wire
History of Potter Art Metal Studios Potter Art Metal Studios... a look back in no particular order. Local Talent Wrought with possibilities by Rita Cook (social contributor) Polish-American metal artist and designer Izabela Wojcik, 31, says she finds inspiration for her work just about anywhere. Wojcik works for Potter Art Metal Studios in Dallas, designing custom pieces such as chandeliers, gazebos and even staircases, and doing everything except twisting the metal. "I don't specifically do the metal work, because I would break my arms doing what the guys do here," she says. She has cultivated her knowledge of metals, taking into consideration not only the beauty of a piece, but also its functionality. She starts with paper and pencil and sometimes uses a computer. The Potter studios did the metalwork on many historic homes in the Lakewood neighborhood, as well as light fixtures at Fair Park and White Rock Lake, among other Dallas landmarks. She's currently working on a pine-tree interior railing to be made from wrought iron.
DIY Your Own Voice Controlled Lights Two quick things: There is a thriving knockoff market for Arduino boards and shields on eBay (a nano clone is less than $10) and many are pretty good quality. For a lot of my single purpose projects, I've started using Arduinos to program ATTiny chips rather than dedicating a dev board - works for more projects that I expected and the dedicated cost is ~$2 for the chip + whatever components you need. A single AVR shield can be used as a central command and could communicate to your projects all over the house, (you'd probably need zigbee or some form of network access on your projects). I haven't messed with the AVR, but I'd bet you could rig multiple inputs from all over the house and it'd serve as part of the master brain. those are great tips! Yes, many of the clones are close to 100% compatible with the brand name Arduinos although they often don't have as robust voltage regulators. Here's the page on programming ATTiny's with an arduino:
Moon Sand Recipe (with play sand) Basic Knots | How to Tie Basic Knots | Animated Basic Knots Basic knots Welcome to Basic Knots The eight knots in this section are the most basic knots - the building blocks of knot tying. Select the knots from: the index above left; the pictures above; or the Basics Usage page. Selection The knots illustrate the fundamental principles of knot tying. Confusion The terms Overhand Knot, Half Hitch, and Half Knot are often confused and frequently used as though they are interchangeable. Other Sections Many of these knots have critical uses in the various other sections of this website and, when space permits, these knots are repeated there.
Netflix Secret Codes Search One of the biggest Netflix complaints is that you spend more time browsing than you do watching. Netflix curates its homepage based on your preference but sometimes you just want to dive into a movie genre of your own accord. Below, we’ve got the Netflix ID Bible where we list all of the Netflix category codes or as they’re sometimes referred to, the Netflix secret codes! How this works is you grab the URL from the Netflix search page: The new URL for Netflix Genres is Simply insert the number of the specific category you want to view. Below, we’ve made a list of the most active and requested ID’s on Netflix right now. 1365 = Action & Adventure 77232 = Asian Action Movies 46576 = Classic Action & Adventure 43040 = Action Comedies 43048 = Action Thrillers 8985 = Martial Arts Movies 2125 = Military Action & Adventure 7442 = Adventures 10118 = Comic Book and Superhero Movies 7700 = Westerns 10702 = Spy Action & Adventure
Refinish Hardwood Floors in One Day Step 1: Buy special refinishing kit 1 of 1 Refinishing kit and other tools Restore your floor with a recoating kit and the other items shown above. The total bill for this project is about $100. If the finish on your wood floor is worn and lightly scratched, you can make it look like new without the labor, mess and expense of sanding off the finish. Professional floor refinishers have used this “chemical etching” process for years, and now there's a system designed for the floor-finishing novice. Is This System Right for Your Floor? This process will make some floors look absolutely perfect. Normal wear and shallow scratches in the finish only (not the wood) are no problem; they'll disappear under the new coat of finish. Step 2: Clear the floor and clean the room 1 of 2 Photo 1: Clean the floor Clear the floor of furniture and clean the room thoroughly to minimize dust. 2 of 2 Photo 2: Prep the room Plug heating ducts with old towels, close windows and turn off fans to limit dust. 1 of 3 2 of 3
Build Your Own Electronically Powered Self-Watering Plant System For those that want an off-the-shelf option I bought one of these and I love it for the most part: The reservoir is 6.6 gal so it is huge which is a good and bad thing. Also it is gravity based so somehow you have to manage to lift the 6.6 gal box above all your plants. I ended up using a wood TV tray on top of my plant table and it worked great. Might seem like a lot of negatives, but this has saved me so much time since I bought it about 6 months ago before a 2 week vacation.
The Start of a Smash Book Have you ever heard of a smash book? They are kind of a new thing and definitely growing in popularity. What is a Smash Book? Smash Books are basically books that are turned scrapbooks. I have never made a Smash Book before but I love looking at other Smash Books on Pinterest so I wanted to give it a go. Awhile ago I was at DI (a local thrift store) and came across this old book whose title was the same as my name. What I love about this book is that it is old. Here are some sample layouts of some other Smash Books that I love. Do you have a Smash Book? Related Top 10 Posts of 2012 It seems that the older I get the faster time flies and 2012 was no exception. 2012 is over so I thought it might be fun to look back over… In "Round Up" Guest Post: Scrapbook 2-Page Layout I am excited to introduce you to my guest today! In "Guest Post"
Room Color Schemes - Home Color Scheme If you are trying to create room color schemes for painting or decorating, the following ideas will get your creative juices flowing. Choosing the right paint color for your home involves many decisions. What is the function of the room? How much natural light does it get? But when it comes to composing room color schemes, there is one more thing you need to think about, and that is the relationships between the colors. You see, color is not perceived in isolation - it is affected by the other colors used next to it. There are several ways to approach creating successful room color schemes. The first one is to use the guidance of the color wheel. Another way is to rely on your own gut reaction to a particular combination of colors. You can also get a beautifully coordinated, ready to use color scheme by simply copying the color combinations found in your favorite painting, a piece of fabulous fabric, a flower or even a bowl of fruit. Ready to create room color schemes that wow?
Free, Cheap, and Affordable Travel Resources Affordable Travel Everyone should be able to travel. We don’t all have budgets for an around-the-world ticket, or 4 months in Japan, but if you’re willing to sacrifice immediacy, you can still experience great adventures. All you need is time, and if you’re not making any of that, that’s really nobody’s problem but your own. The internet caters beautifully to this idea, providing us with avenues to connect with our peers, share knowledge and rooms, cars and workspaces. Below I’ve outlined some of my personal go-to services for affordable accommodation and transportation. • Secret Flying can find you a $200 ticket out of the country (almost any country). • With HitchPlanet, you can get across the country (Canada or USA) for around $200. Free Travel Now, anyone truly can travel, regardless of budget. This category requires a few more sacrifices, but if you want to travel, and you can find the time, you really can do it for free. Work Exchange Cheap Travel