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DIY RC Tank Equipped with IR Target Lock Airsoft Gun!

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Here’s a really interesting project that could be a deadly autonomous project if you swapped real guns for its airsoft gun that uses IR sensors to lock in on the target. I think this is going to be future of wars (although I hate wars), fighting machine to machine and soldiers behind their video game console. Well, just sayin’, this project could be just the tip of iceburg for futuristic war machines. via hackedgadgets,

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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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How to Make a Resin-Based Color-Changing DIY Door Handle!

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Using layers of resin and a strip of color-changing RGB LEDs, folks at OvniLab.com have created a magnificent-looking door handle that looks very modern and would be more suited for a nightclub as it’s that awesome-lookin’.

The process seems pretty simple enough, make a resin-based door handle, stick a color-changing RGB LEDs on the back of the handle. But you have to give credit, this is a really great idea, thanks to the creators. I will have to definitely put this on my priority list of DIY projects for the future.

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How to Make a DIY Magnetic Lightswitch Keyholder!

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For those of you who need to make your living space more efficient, here’s a brilliant idea, place a strong magnet inside your lightswitch and hang your keys magically! While you are at it, you can also switch out your old, inefficient lights with dimmers. (See How to Install Dimmers!) Source

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WASP is a Wireless Aerial Surveillance Drone that can Crack WiFi/GSM on the Fly LITERALLY!

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Here’s an incredible hacking machine of the decade you will ever see, it’s a 14-pound, six-foot long, six-foot wingspan unmanned aerial vehicle built by Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins that can crack WiFi while flying in air and also intercept GSM calls from carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T.

What uses for this WASP?

This could be applied in many areas of spying on terrorists. Without them knowing, the drone can intercept their phone calls, SMS text messages, and even know every website they’ve visited.

See video of WASP in action here:

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How to Make a Custom Sliding TV Mount!

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Sometimes making your own custom TV mount could be the only answer or you might be stuck with a TV that’s taking up unnecessary space. For those of you who are trying to customize your TV mount options, take a look at this DIY that shows you how to make a sliding TV mount that allows your TV to slide horizontally.

I wanted a TV mount that I could attach to the upper portion of my entertainment center, but could not find one that would fit without modification, so I do what everyone here does – make my own. I’ll show you how I made mine and hopefully give y

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How to Make a DIY PID-Controlled Crock Pot!

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One of the coolest devices for cooking and brewing is a temperature-controlled crock pot.  I actually have a similar project that I am working on using a PID to control the temperature of my Korean rice wine that I brew at home but you can use this example of a DIY PID-controlled crock pot for many applications.

There are some home appliances you simply can’t buy (way too expensive) but you can make them yourself using a PID controller.

What is a PID controller?

PID controller is basically a piece of computer that can control temperature of another electr

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DIY IED Bomb Detecting RC Car!

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Above video is an illustration of a real IED (Improvised Explosive Device) going off in Afghanistan. As you can imagine when that IED bomb hits a humvee, it’s not going to stay in one piece nor the soldiers inside it.

Well, there’s a solution to that, build a bomb-detecting DIY RC car.

…team is trained to be on the lookout for roadside bombs, but [Ernie] wanted to sent him something cool that could also keep him safe. By adding a camera to the hood of the Traxxis Stampede and using a gun-mountable LCD screen, the soldiers now have a way to see what

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