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How to Make a DIY Auto-filling Water Dish Machine for Dogs!

Here’s a genius idea for those of you guys with dogs so you won’t ever have to fill their water dish again in your life, perhaps just clean it once in awhile.  It’s an auto-filling dog dish machine that will recognize when your dog’s water dish is empty and fill it precisely to the top. The system uses pretty simple schematics and Arduino so anyone with decent circuit skills should build something similar easily as schematics is provided.

My friend by the way has 5 dogs, this cou

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How to Make DIY Stairs Out of Plywood!

For those of you wanting to make your own stairs, perhaps an addition to your home where it needs it, here’s a great tutorial/example on how to make stairs out of plywood.

The amazing part? This guy used just one sheet of plywood to make the stairs you see here right now.

The hardest part about making your own DIY stairs seems to be planning and making sure you cut out the right pieces.  Nevertheless, I think I will bookmark this, surely there will be a time when someone

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How to Do Short Take Off and Landing with Single Engine Airplane!

I heard that many places in Alaska, there are no roads and the only way you can get home is via a small single-engine airplane.  Well, my gosh, the Alaskans have figured out how to land on rocks in just a couple feet!  And also take-off within just couple feet, this is simply amazing and don’t forget that they even have STOL (Short Take Off Landing) competition every year.

The key seems pretty simple enough, just attach some four-wheeler wheels to your single-engine airplane then deflate your tires to absorb more of the impact from landing and land short.

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Kinect Hack – How to Juggle with Kinect!

Do you want to learn to juggle?  Or perhaps want to just keep your juggling skills honed?

If you’ve got Kinect, you can download the juggle program and try it yourself with your computer.

Also check out these Street Fighter Style fireballs you can do:

Download the fireball program here.

via hackaday

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USB Hack – How to Make Your Own DIY USB Keylogger!

Talk about stealth, this guy has made his own DIY USB keylogger, which is actually USB keyboard adapter with a PIC microcontroller “inside” it as its brains.

Of course, keylogging is probably not legal to do unless you have a good reason like you are an FBI agent spying on suspects/terrorists.

Regardless, knowing how one can make a DIY USB keylogger that is also super-stealth is good to know for your own security that there are smart people o

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Circuits DIY – How to Make Your Own Capacitor!

Do you know what capacitors do?  For those of you who don’t know (don’t worry most people don’t know what capacitors are unless you took some electrical engineering classes in college or you are electrician/bass-head), capacitors are basically electronic parts that can store energy, almost like a battery (it is kinda of one).

Anyways, for some reason the world ends tomorrow, perhaps you can make your own capacitor (provided there’s some aluminum foil still around, you can make that too first if needed) using aluminum foil!

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How to Make DIY Animated LED Glasses!

As soon as I saw these DIY animated LED glasses, I knew this is one of the coolest glasses I would ever get to wear.  From reading the instructions, it seems pretty easy to make, based on PixAxe microcontrollers, meaning you can program it in BASIC language.

I think the important thing here is that the idea of putting LEDs on the glasses (and taking it to music shows according to the author) that’s genius at hand.

Kudos, freakin’ love this.

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DIY Credit Card Reader Mozart Music Maker!

Steve Chamberlin has created an awesome DIY credit card reader that plays mozart music when you swipe any kind of credit card. He reverse engineered the Z-80 computer inside the credit card reader and let it play some mozart music based on Melisma Stochastic Melody Generator. This is a pretty nifty idea I think, perhaps has a lot more uses to it than just playing music, could be applied to membership cards, pe

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How to Build a DIY Shopping Cart Lounge Chair!

We’ve seen some crazy things done with a shopping cart before, here’s another cool way to turn a shopping cart into a lounge chair.  Designer Mike Bouchet decided to have a go at it, I think this is a wonderful idea except I think you need to put some comfy leather lining or something to make it comfortable/usable.

At Design Miami/ Basel, you will see a series of sun loungers created by Bouchet.   They

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How to Make Electric Cable Organizer with Toilet Paper Rolls!

Here’s a neat idea for organizing all your electric cables in a box.  Rather than just placing them everywhere pointlessly and later cursing at yourself why you can’t find your microUSB cable while you try to root your Atrix 4G Phone, save all your toilet paper rolls and use them to compartmentalize your shoebox and neatly place all your wires there.

I’ve been doing exactly this, stuffing all my USB/computer cables in my drawer along with all my other things and I

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