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Wednesday Apr 16 | Lifehacker

These DIY Lighted Bookshelves Look Great, are Easy to Build

Leaning bookshelves can be great space-savers that look great in even small spaces.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Lifehacker

Build a Tiny, Foldable Workstation that Mounts to a Wall

Sometimes, finding a workspace is impossible, which is why Instructables user hp07 built a workstation that can fold into a tiny little box.

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Lifehacker

This Workbench is Perfect for Small-Space DIY Projects

You don't have to live large or have a huge garage to get your DIY on , but apartment dwellers and people in small spaces can often find it challenging to find room for tools or just flat space to work.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Lifehacker

Build a Smartphone Connected Garage Door Opener with an Arduino

Garage door openers are simple enough when it's just a button, but if you want something more high tech, Instructables user MegunoLink shows off how to build a garage door opener you can control with your smartphone.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Lifehacker

Attach Bottle Openers to the Bottom of Coasters

Can't find the opener? You could open the bottle with a countertop or even a newspaper , but Instructables user mikeasaurus had a better idea: just attach the opener to the bottom of a coaster.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Lifehacker

Turn Two Gas Cans into a Serious Speaker Set

You can put speakers in just about anything, from salad bowls to paper enclosures , but Instructables user txje found that gas cans actually serve a positive purposes: the pour spout can release pressure from the speaker can and the handles make them very portable.

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Related Topix: Headphones

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Fast Company

What Happens When You Turn Artists Loose On Autodesk's 3-D Printers

Autodesk's 27,000-square-foot research-and-development center sits on San Francisco's Embarcadero and houses a woodworking shop, metalworking shop, 3-D printing lab, industrial sewing center, laser cutters, water jets, and even a commercial test kitchen.

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Related Topix: Printers, Life, Woodworking, Hobbies, Business News

The Escapist

LEGO Artist Creates Transforming Game Boy Advance

You can build a transforming Game Boy Advance transformer of your own with artist Baron von Brunk's Instructables tutorial.

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Related Topix: Nintendo Gameboy, Video Games

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Lifehacker

Turn a Super Nintendo into an Arcade Machine

What's better than a Super Nintendo? A Super Nintendo arcade! Instructables user Nzen Mods put together a compact machine that even sports the traditional color scheme.

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Lifehacker

A Scientific Approach to Minimizing Bacon Shrinkage

Bacon is delicious, and keeping it from shrinking when cooking is a popular topic .

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

101.5 The River

20 Uses for Vodka You Didn't Know About

Most people are happy to mix Vodka with Cranberry Juice, make a Martini or just sip it over rocks.

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Related Topix: Recipes

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Lifehacker

Build Your Own Arduino-Powered Laser Cutter

Laser cutters are great DIY tools, but they're pretty expensive. If you'd prefer to build your own, Instructables user SilverJimny shows you how using an Arduino.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

CNET News.com

Open Enigma Project makes encryption machines accessible

Geotronics wants to give collectors and cryptographers a chance to re-create a piece of encryption history with a special kit for building an open-source Enigma machine.

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Related Topix: Cryptography, Science, Computer Science, CPU, Science / Technology, Computers

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Lifehacker

DIY Pocket-Sized Tripod Takes Blur-Free Photographs

The cheap string tripod is a great trick when you need steady shots without proper equipment.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Technabob.com

Head in a Jar Prank Perfect for April Fools' Day

If you want to play the old "head in a jar" prank for April Fools' Day this year, Instructables editor Mikeasaurus has you covered.

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Technabob.com

Etch a Sketch Clock Draws the Time: It's Sketch O' Clock

This clock by Instructables member dodgey99 uses an Etch A Sketch to draw the time, then flips over to erase the markings and update the time.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Neatorama

This Clock Automatically Writes the Time on an Etch A Sketch

This ingenious clock by Instructables member dodgey99 turns the knobs on an Etch A Sketch to write the time, then flips over to erase the markings and update.

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Mon Mar 24, 2014

Lifehacker

Make a Multimeter Breadboard-Friendly

Breadboards and multimeters are both staples of any of DIY electronics project, but they don't play nice together because multimeters don't usually have probes small enough to fit into the breadboard.

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Hack a day

Mechanical Iris Will Make You Want a Laser Cutter Even More

Mechanical irises are very intricately designed mechanisms that are mesmerizing to see in action - and if you have a laser cutter, you could make one in less than 10 minutes.

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Sun Mar 23, 2014

Neatorama

Pac-Man Fish Tank

A conventional fish tank is probably boring for its inhabitants. Why not give them something to do to keep their minds occupied? Let them play Pac-Man with this fish tank built by Instructables member antoniraj.

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