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How to Make a Kid’s Learning Tool, The DIY Counting Box!

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Want to make your 3 or 4 year old get good at numbers super quick? How about building your kids a DIY counting box?

My son—now four, but three when I conceived this project—loves numbers and counting. More than a few times I’ve peeked in at night to find him asleep with a calculator in one hand and a flashlight in the other. And one of his favorite things to do with the calculator is incrementing “1 + = = = = = = = = = =” until he can’t keep his eyes open any more. I decided to build him a dedicated machine that would do nothing but count up and count down.

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How to Make a DIY Homemade Cathode Ray Tube!

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Most of would use cathode ray tubes off junk electronics to make something cool. Well, not this guy, YouTube user Xkcdification has made a DIY cathode ray tube completely from scratch, using wine bottle as vacuum source.

You can catch his full howto guide over at Instructables.com.

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How to Build a Music-Syncing LED Display!

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Next time you listen to your favorite dubstep music (one of my favorite genres btw), you will definitely want to enhance your listening experience by building yourself a music-syncing LED display that will sync to every beat and it’s a great project that anyone can tackle.

See full HOWTO at Wired.com

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How to Make a DIY Music-Syncing Dancing Robot!

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I’ve always wanted to do this, jazz up my night time with dancing robots that sync to your music.

You can check out full instructions at Make. Also, there’s a guide on using low-cost solenoids to save you a bit more money while building one of these DIY dancing robots. via ma

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Gingerbread ROOT is Here for HTC Evo 4G! [4.24.651]

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For months, latest OTA update 4.24.651 has blocked many users of HTC Evo 4G from rooting their phones but Gingerbread ROOT is finally here for everyone to enjoy.

Check out full instructions at HTCEvoHacks.com.

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How to Erase CDs using Electricity!

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I’ve been subscribing to YouTube user Photonicinduction for couple days now and he’s got some really interesting videos where he uses a ton of volts of electricity dangerous enough to vaporize several human beings instantly.

Anyways, one of his video shows how to erase CDs using a ton of electricity, check it out.

P.S. I wonder how much his energy bill is every month, probably nearing thousands. Check

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How to Make a Korean Clay Pot Hang-Ah-Ri!

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The other day I was searching on YouTube for some Korean clay pot information as I am currently making some great Korean rice wine with my new Korean Clay Pot, also called “Hang-Ah-Ri” or “Onggi” in Korean. Well, I found Adam Field who spent 10 months in South Korea as an apprentice under master Korean clay pot makers.

Check out this video as Adam builds a Korean clay pot from ground up, it’s pretty awesome.

Why Korean clay pots?

Korean clay pots has been used by Koreans for centuries to ferment their foods like kimchi, soy

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How to Build a DIY Shade/Heating Plant Grow Table!

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I’ve been thinking about adding some shade to my recent flowers I planted in the garden due to some of the flowers burning and rotting away in the California sun, which is very strong. For this, I was thinking about perhaps putting a tarp over it with some pvc piping to make a mini tent but I found a better idea, use pvc pipes and bend them in a way you can put garden share over it. And in the winter months, you can swap it out for thin plastic sheeting to get a greenhouse effect.

This seems much simple and more cost effective over buying greenhouse kits on Amazon.

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How to Get Long Battery Life on the HTC Evo 3D with 1.728Ghz Overclocking!

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Looking for the best ROM on the HTC Evo 3D with overclocking? I’ve got my Evo 3D overclocked to 1.728Ghz dual-core and also with even longer battery life than stock 1.2Ghz dual-core.

How?

Check out Viper ROM, RCMix kernel, and use the OC daemon inside Viper ROM to underclock when your phone is in sleep mode.

For full details, check out my post at HTCEvoHacks.com.

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How to Run Homebrew Wii Applications on your Wii with LetterBomb!

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By hacking your Wii with LetterBomb, you can now run cool homebrew Wii applications that can turn your Wii into an open-source media center, FTP server, and a whole lot more. (See list of homebrew applications.)

If this type of thing is your cup of tea/coffee, we highly suggest you to start hacking your Wii.

Personally, my Wii has been sitting in front of my TV for months, it’s time to make it work for me while

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