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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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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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Garden DIY – How to Make a Raised Bed Garden!

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For those of you looking for ways to help your older parents manage their garden better without hurting their backs, you might want to think about building them a “raised” bed garden”.  I think this is also a great idea for keeping your lawn intact while adding a bed garden to your yard.

I first got this idea from a older couple i know. I just wanted it bigger. My ground has allot of clay in it so i built up my first garden about 10 inches off the ground.My parents are getting older so i thought i would make them a smaller one so they wouldn’t have t

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2011 Top 5 Military Tech/Gadget Round Up!

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Zedomax.com reader GeeP 9 asked us yesterday to cover more military technology and gadgets, so here’s the Top 5 round-up of what’s happening in the military sector:

1. Military has been working on a new technology that could potentially turn diesel exhaust into drinkable/usable water, meaning all military diesel humvees might be able to turn its waste gases into water in the desert. (Read more at Inhabitat)

Researchers at the Oak Ridg

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How to Make a DIY Electric Watering System!

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Tired of watering your plants daily?  Perhaps your plants are dying while you work or play?

No worries, make yourself one of these DIY electric watering system and it will literally water your plants for weeks on end.

Of course, you have to know how to program an Atmel controller and some circuitry soldering is required.  You could probably make something similar too though

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Garden DIY – How to Make a Greenhouse!

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For those of you who have a big yard and want to start growing your own organic plants so you know they are “organic”, you might want to seriously think about building your own greenhouse as it can help your plants to keep the optimal temperature plus humidity level, which should help them grow faster than ever.

I’ve done a research on the web and one of the better DIY articles on how to build your own greenhouse is at DoorGarden.com. The author describes a method of m

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Garden DIY – How to Grow Asparagus!

Asparagus is probably one of my favorite vegetables, I like it steamed and goes great with my medium-rare steaks/trip-tips.  I guess you can actually grow Asparagus in your home? (But it takes 2 years before the plant even starts giving off stuff you can eat.)  If you are patient and have some time to kill, this could be a great way to grow your own asparagus.

via sustainablog

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Home Buying DIY – How to Get FREE Government Grants/Aids for First-Time Homebuyers in the U.S.!

Last time I showed you how you can get an FHA loan to buy a new home in the U.S. with just 3% down-payment.  Well, there’s also additional free government grants/aids for first-time homebuyers.

For those of you with enough down payment but cannot afford the closing costs, CHDAP can be great for helping you to get that money and it’s a “deferred” loan, meaning you might not have to pay any interests until years later.

These government gran

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$4000 Tax Credit for Zero S Electric Motorcycle!

For those of you motorcycle enthusiasts out there like me (I have a brand spanking new ’06 Gixxer 600), you might be very happy to learn that Uncle Sam is giving you a whopping tax credit for buying a Zero S electric motorcycle.

There’s a federal tax credit of $2,500 and also California state tax credit of $1,500.   These tax credits are dollar-for-dollar, meaning they will deduct 100% of your taxes.  Also, you can carry these tax credits to longer years if you want to.

Residents of

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Tax DIY – How to File 1099/W-2/940/941/944 Forms Electronically!

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Last time I showed you how to order 1099 tax forms for free for IRS.  But that means you need to actually wait, wait, and also mail things.  In this and age of digital technology, there’s absolutely no need for you to file things manually anymore.

Quick Employer Forms from Intuit allows you to quickly send your 1099/W-2/940/941/944 forms digitally.  Besides that, you can even send them as a PDF e-mail attac

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