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How to Turn your Android device into Remote Live View CAM for Canon DSLR with Android App “DSLR Controller”!

I’ve been actually looking for something like this, a Live View camera that can be tethered to my Canon 7D DSLR camera so I can have better control while I take 1080P videos I upload to YouTube.

It’s an Android app called DSLR Controller that turns any Android device (including Android smartphone/tablet) into a Live View cam.

Why a need for such things?

First of all, when you are taking a video with a Canon 7D, there’s no way to tell if your

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ASUS EeePad Transformer Android Tablet Review!

Finally, I’ve got hands on the ASUS EeePad Transformer Android tablet, mainly because I wanted a device that would replace my old EeePC netbook plus the ability to use it as a tablet device when the keyboard is not needed. For business users, the Transformer makes perfect sense as it can completely replace your old netbook and also let you have a tablet device in hand.

Another great part about the Transformer is that there’s a big development community going on now, there’s already many ROMs you can try out, nevermind the ability to add fully-native

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How to Make a Simple DIY Bluetooth Garage Door Opener/Car Starter!

Using DaisyBoard Bluetooth Module, here’s how you can make a simple bluetooth garage door opener which can be modified to even start your car with your smartphone. Pretty neat.

via hackedgadgets, Project Page

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How to Make your Own DIY PCB Circular Saw!

Need an accurate saw that can cut your PCB boards in perfect lines?  Perhaps you might want to think about building your own DIY PCB Circular saw.  The best part?  You can probably make this from some of your old electronics and doesn’t take up a whole lot of space on your desk (yes, it fits on your desk!).

via hackaday, Project Page

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DIY 14-Person Beer Pedal-Powered Vehicle!

Did you ever wonder what would happen if you mix pedal-powered vehicle, bunch of beer coolers, and 14-people to drive the engine while they got drunk off their a**es?

That’s exactly what we have here, a beer getaway vehicle that’s eco-friendly and  serves beer to its pedal helpers.

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DIY 3D Kinect Holographic Display!

Here’s a killer 3D-holographic display made with Kinect, you can see all of helicopter’s views from different angles when you move around the display. It’s not really “holographic” as in popping out from the surface but this is certainly an effect that might be implemented in future displays including our smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices.

3D display horizontal:

3D display on the wall:

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How to Make a DIY Keypad Door Entry System!

Here’s an interesting hack that will allow you to build d DIY keypad door entry system.  The highlight of this system is that you can hack a normal keylock with an RC servo, brilliant!

I believe that kids (and not only kids) that have their hands on electronics, wanted at least once in their lives to make an electronic keylock system for their house or room. When i was a kid, i had bought a Smart Kit Keycode lock system, and i had adapted it on the external door of my house. But this door had already the automatic-release mechanism. I only had to find which wires actua

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How to Install Ubuntu on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

As some of you may know, I’ve recently picked up a brand, spanking-new Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet.  It’s certainly a piece of art and a mean, lean machine that can do lots of things including running Ubuntu alongside Android Honeycomb dubbed “Tabuntu”.

For those of you who want to install Ubuntu on the Tab 10.1, you can check out my full step-by-step directions over at GalaxyTabHacks.com on How to install Ubunt

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HTC Evo 3D Hands-on Review!

HTC Evo 3D is finally here! I’ve got a full hands-on review over at HTCEvoHacks.com, you can read the full review here.

This is probably the best smartphone of the year, dual 1.2Ghz processor, 3D glass-less screen, and faster than any other phone I’ve laid my hands on.

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FabFi – How to Make a DIY Long-Range WiFi Network!

For most people trying to install security surveillance cameras on their barn perhaps 1/2 a mile away, you can probably just hack an old Linksys router as a repeater to get the job done or even build a WiFi Cantenna.

But if you want to make a DIY long-range WiFi network like FabFi did in Afghanistan (hooking up literally every village together), you might just want to check out some of their open source instructions on how to do it yourself

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