Category Archives: Garrett’s DIYs

DIYs – Do-It-Yourself articles from Garrett, a professional DIYer, hacker, engineer from Indiana!

Zedomax DIY125 – HOWTO make a Music Syncing Light Orb Alarm Clock!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDRKS9woFXU

Here’s the last DIY for year 2006!

Okay, we have seen some really cool Light Orbs while trying to make this Music Syncing Light Orb Alarm Clock. We started with Tod’s creation and soon realize that 1 LED will not be bright enough in slightest light condi

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Zedomax Christmas DIYs

In case you haven’t checked out what we’ve been digging up lately, you can click on the pictures below and check them out!

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Zedomax DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own “PS3 SIXAXIS controller” style BASIC-programmable USB device!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIlhhBVr8Fk

Remember we had a preview of the upcoming SIXAXIS controller for PC?

Well Garrett has now embedded the whole controller into his model airplane. He also added some special effects such a

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Zedomax DIY124 – HOW TO make a $50 golf training aid for 5 bucks!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwFn7zB4fz0

It’s getting near Christmas time and I needed to prepare some Christmas gifts for my parents. Since my Dad does not get much time on the golf course these days, I figured I could make a training aid he could use at home to keep his swing on path.

Since I didn’t want to spend 50 bucks on

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Zedomax DIY123 – HOW TO make a Christmas LED wreath!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZzkUdAS8cQ

We were thinking that we could make another last minute DIY for that uses a Ryobi FAN from Home Depot, high output LEDs, and an embedded computer. Although we have been spending way too much time making DIYs and not working, we are glad we did make a cool Christmas LED Wreath we are proud of. The video by the way did not capture the real effect because of the frame rate of the camera but th

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Zedomax DIY122 – HOW to Make a LED Christmas Tree!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgLhllDEzWU

Check out zedomax’s latest creation, LED Christmas Tree that also does POV.

Links to article:

LED Christmas HOWTO

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Preview of Upcoming Zedomax DIY – Make your own PC 6 Axis controller like the PS3 6 Axis controller!

UPDATE: Check out Zedomax DIY121 for complete HOWTOs and more!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMyZ3JK96Xo

Today, I was able to get a sneak preview of 6 Axis PC USB controller made by Garrett from scratch. It looks really cool, kinda like the Nintendo Wii controller and the PS3 controller. He used a CUBLOC 405 module, accel

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CNET’s James Kim and family missing — have you seen them?

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Help us find James Kim by watching the video on ipod and more! Every click will help the video get on top of YouTube.

We’ve received word that a respected member of our tech community, James Kim (whom many of you may know as CNET’s senior editor of digital audio), and his family have gone missing. As we understand it, last weekend James, his wife Kati (above right), and his very young girls Penelope (left) and Sabine (baby), drove from their home in the SF Bay Area to Seattle. They were expected back some time Sunday, bu

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Zedomax Christmas DIY – Voice Activated Christmas Lights!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05RBvHnHD7Y

Here’s Zedomax Christmas DIY #2, a “better” version of Christmas Light Controller.

Garrett has been building this cool voice activated Christmas Light controller.

It’s a Christmas Light Controller that can be voice activated or

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DIY – How to Make Christmas Light controller in 5 minutes!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjIHDaPcuQ

Okay, today we are going try to build a computer controlled Christmas Lights in 5 minutes. I’ve been rolling around the neighborhood this late November and some people already have their Christmas lights decorated.

Well I’

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