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Palm Pre DIY Tips – How to Use Touch Gestures on the Palm Pre!

Well, I have been doing a lot of fiddling with my new smartphone Palm Pre.

Since I don’t like reading instructions when I do things and try to figure things out myself, I didn’t even realize the full potential of the Palm Pre on my first day.

UPDATE: Palm Pre now available on Amazon!

I decided to swallow my DIY-ego and read the instructions today.  Well, it turns out there’s more apps on the Palm Pre than I imagined after learning that apps also exists laterally, not jus

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DIY – How to Make your own Pixar Wall-E Robot!

DIY - How to Make your own Pixar Wall-E Robot!

Yey, here’s how to make your Pixar’s Wall-E Robot!

This is my Wall-E project that I am currently working on it is 150mm x 150mm x 160 high, it uses a pair of Mattracks for motive power and two robosapienV2 hip motors. It will be controlled by a BS2P40 stamp cpu and will have the following functions described below. I build robots quite prolific but my let down is programing but learning I have a friend at Robocommunity GWjax who is programing it for me, From this I hope to learn how this program is put together and eventually pr

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Garden DIY – How to Make Asian-Style Stepping Stones!

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Interestingly, I am noticing more of my non-Asian friends have more-Asian feel to their homes.  Of course, you don’t have to be Asian to have Asian home decorations.

Here’s an awesome DIY that shows you how to make Asian-style stepping stones.  (And let’s stay away from calling Asian things “oriental”, that has been classified as a “racist” term the last time I checked.  I didn’t really mind this term until I took Asian American class i

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Arduino Hack – DIY Ultrasonic Cat Water Dish Monitor/Twitter!

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Check out this cool device that can monitor a cat’s water dish and also twits it to Twitter.

1. Arduino waits for serial communication from computer connected by USB. Upon request from the computer, it will take a water level reading and send it back. 2. The computer, an NSLU2 reflashed with Debian, sends a request every hour at “0″ minute for the current water level. It takes that level and creates a text file, the text file is t

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Photography DIY – How to Make Cigarette Packet Flash Diffuser!

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Wow, here’s a really cool DIY that shows you how to make a camera flashlight diffuser with a pack of Marlboro Lights!

Ever wanted to take indoor photos at night, but hate the washed out look which your built in flash creates? I’ve often been at a pub and found the regular flash to be a bit of a pain. Thanks to a little drunken curiosity and an attention span problem, I created a flash diffuser using only an empty cigarette packet.

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Six Simple Tips For Building Outdoor Sheds

If You Are In A Hurry, Buy Prefabricated Kit Let’s start with this. The prefabricated kits are fool proof and have simple and easy construction. Usually the shed kits also come with years warranty – something that you don’t get if you build your shed entirely from scratch. So if you are not looking for do-it-yourself challenge and you just want a shed done, buy a prefabricated kit and forget about doing it from scratch.

Get The Foundations Right If your foundations is bad even the best shed project may get destr

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TweetHacking.com Launched – Twitter Hacks, Gadgets, and More!

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Well, over the weekend, I’ve noticed how “fast” Twitter is growing, especially this year.  And I’ve also notice how many new DIY Twitter gadgets have been popping up at Zedomax.com and elsewhere so I’ve decided to open a new blog dedicated to Twitter Hacks for Twitters, TweetHacking.com. Here’s the first fe

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Propane DIY – How to Carry Your Propane Tank Safely Using Tank Nanny!

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Here’s an awesome propane tank carrier for your car/SUV/truck, it’s called a Tank Nanny and will let your BBQ propane tank sit safe and straight up.  It’s amazing that it took so long for humans to come up with such a solution but heck, we have it now.

Cogswell asked his suppliers for something to secure the tanks, but couldn’t find anything. Thus was born the idea for the Tank Nanny, a skid-free plastic holder that provides a snug fit for the standard 20-pound propan

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Home DIY – How to Make a Drum Lamp Shade!

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Here’s a really cool DIY for those of your drummers and musicians alike, learn how to make a drum lamp shade that will coincidentally fit perfect with the rest of your musical instrument in your home.

Make your own barrel lamp shade using some simple materials picked up at craft and hardware stores.

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a Pinhole Camera with your Digital SLR Camera!

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Here’s a really cool DIY on how to make a pinhole camera with your digital SLR camera.

Do you have a digital SLR camera, some black construction paper, aluminum foil, a rubber band, and tape? Great, let’s make a digital pinhole camera!

The pinhole camera is the simplest type of camera. It has no lens, only a teeny-tiny hole of an iris. This pinhole ensures that the light which reaches any position on the exposure surface originated from a single direction; as the hole diameter approaches zero, the possible light source for a poin

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