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Fireplace DIY – How to Make a Portable Mini Fireplace!

What you see is actually real “fire”, a really cool DIY portable mini fireplace that could give your bedroom just enough heat before you head to sleep.

Isn’t it beautiful?

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Coffee Table DIY – How to Make a Coffee Table Out of an Old Pinball Machine!

Projects such as this one inspire me where the author has recycled and re-made an old pinball machine into a coffee table.  Might work as great coffee table for your family room.

There I was, minding my own business, when all of a sudden (as all good stories start) I found an old pinball machine at the dump. I promptly took it home and has help putting it in the house where it sat in my living room long enough to put rust stains on the carpeting where the metal feet sat.

It wasn’t complete enough to make it work without spending a lot of time and money on it.

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Necklace DIY – How to Make a Firefox Necklace!

For those of you with some craft skills and want to impress your girlfriend, how about making your lover this DIY Firefox Necklace.  Best of all, this necklace looks rather cool and no one will accuse your girlfriend of using the actual Firefox browser all the time.

I used rubber cement to affix the template to a piece of 18ga. silver sheet, and used a small saw to cut out the shape on top of a jewelry maker’s bench pin, which is that fork-shaped wooden surface you see in the video. Finish it up with files and a lot of sanding using a flex shaft and slotted mandrel. Th

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Macbook Cutting Board!

I am an avid cook who is in dire need of a better cutting board.  Well, this Macbook Cutting Board actually looks pretty decent to me, it’s an exact replica of a Macbook with wood, perfect for any kitchen.

You can pick up yours for 61 Euros here.

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DIY Home Slide!

I’ve always wanted to do this someday when I get my own house, build both a pole and a slide down from my house to the garage.   Well, it’s sorta similar, this DIY home slide allows kids to safely and swiftly get from their bedroom to the first floor.

Why don’t we do this more often with homes anyways?  Sure looks a lot of fun to me still and I am over 30.

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Domo DIY – How to make Domo Speakers!

For those of you who enjoy the Domo, here’s how to make your own Domo speakers.

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DIY Analog LED Clock using a PIC 16f877!

For those of you who enjoy fusion of art and smart circuitry, check out the DIY Analog LED Clock that you will be proud to hang it in your living room.  You know, these days hackers and modders aren’t just hacking and modding, they are creating “new” designs.   Even on the other side of spectrum, we see that designers are using more technology into their artwork.  I love that.

This homemade clock uses a PIC16F877 Microcontroller with a 20MHz clock, it also has a DS1307 real time clock with battery backup.

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How to Make a DIY Acrylic Power Supply!

For those of you who appreciate technology and see-through power supplies, check out this DIY acrylic power supply!

This one has 4 outputs. One 5Volt, one 12V and two individually adjustable outputs going from about 1.5V to 19.5V. Each can draw up to 1.5Amp with a total of 3.5A for all together. The input is a standard replacement laptop power supply 20V, 3.5A. With a stronger external power supply the total output current can be higher, up to 1.5A per output. But currently the 3.5A is more than enough.

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DIY Equinox LED Clock!

When it comes to LED clocks these days, it’s not only about functionality and features but also about design. In this case, the DIY Equinox LED Clock has a good mix of both, I would seriously want to have one of these in my living room (and yes proud).

The clock is equipped with 60 RGB leds making any color palette possible. In this version of the software the color

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Furniture DIY – How to Make Built-in PC Furniture!

With PC computers, you can probably let your imagination run wild and embed your PC anywhere you like.  Such a built-in PC is demonstrated in this example where the author puts his whole desktop inside a drawer.

The server build was completed by fitting the Samsung hard drive behind the power supply. I made some mounting brackets out of right angled metal brackets I found at the hardware store (they are actually “concealed perlin cleats”). They allow enough height for me to eventually add a second hard drive underneath the first, although at this stage that space is fill

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