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DIY Web Interface Control System for Central Heating and Hot Water!

In the near future, you should be able to control all of your house heating system and even hot water via a web interface.  But for those of you who don’t want to wait for that, you can make your own like Nicholas did, a DIY web interface control system for your central heating and hot water made possible by a linux box and some relays.

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Future of Airplanes! [VIDEO]

Do you ever wonder one day being able to play virtual simulation golf with your buddies in mid-flight to Asia somewhere?

Well, here’s a proof of concept on future of airplanes that shows you exactly that.  I do have doubts though, the way airline industry being run currently, there’s no way economy class is going to get any better than it is right now, airline industry makes way too much more money by putting passengers in overly-cramped seats for the next 100 years.  And talk about how it’s not really improved over the last 50 years.   But for those of y

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Garden DIY – How to Make a Raised Bed Garden!

For those of you looking for ways to help your older parents manage their garden better without hurting their backs, you might want to think about building them a “raised” bed garden”.  I think this is also a great idea for keeping your lawn intact while adding a bed garden to your yard.

I first got this idea from a older couple i know. I just wanted it bigger. My ground has allot of clay in it so i built up my first garden about 10 inches off the ground.My parents are getting older so i thought i would make them a smaller one so they wouldn’t have t

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DIY Kinect Shopping Cart Follows Wheelchairs!

For people in wheelchairs, shopping with a shopping cart can literally be a nightmare (unless the store provides you with mobile shopping carts). Here’s a great DIY Kinect shopping cart device that aims to solve that and follows the person in the wheelchair all over the store.

wi-GO is a project that seeks to unite the technological knowledge and liability in the construction of a common path toward integration and improved quality of life. With the aim of building a barrier-free society, the project wi-GO is a robot system based on sensor technology Kinect that enabl

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House DIY – How to Install 3-Way Dimmer Switches!

Recently I moved to a new house, finally I have more space to run my blog.  Also, I am doing a bunch of DIYs around the house, like installing this 3-way dimmer switch (to save money on energy and also looks better than old switches).

So, I’ve started a new blog called HouseDIYHowTo.com to focus on these cool House DIYs and HOWTos, you can check out my very first blog post on how to install 3-way

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Magnetic Screen Door!

Do you need an easier way to get in and out of your door to the backyard?  If so, you might want to check out this Magnetic Screen Door which automatically closes (via magnets) when you or your dog walks through it.

Instead of opening/closing your screen door (which I am sure your toddlers and pets have a hard time doing), you can install this simple magnetic screen door so you keep the bugs out but let your kids and pets freely walk in/out.

Magnetic Screen Door is available on Amazon starting at $

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Affordable Wireless Motion-Sensing LED Floodlight!

Problem with most traditional wired floodlights is that they must be “wired” and that means drilling holes in the walls of your home and that can sometimes be bad (if you install it wrong).  Besides that, you might actually spend more money as for most motion-sensing wired floodlights are in the $100-200 range.

But why bother with all that when you can get these Wireless Motion-Sensing LED floodlights (that run on three D batteries for a year) and install them everywhere around your house

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KingMax – World’s First 64GB MicroSD Card!

Many of you probably have been waiting for the next big storage microSD cards for your smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, and whatnot.

Well, the big wait is over, KingMax has just announced the world’s first 64GB microSD card!  It’s only Class 6, meaning your transfer speeds are not going to be super-fast (like how I like it) but this only means more microSD cards on its way from other companies like SanDisk and Kingston plus faster speeds eventually. (Also read up on the fastest micro

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DIY Magnet Eddy Current Simulator Makes You Want to Poop in Your Pants!

Here’s the most amazing, DIY magnet machine you will see in a long time, this device simulates Eddy Current using toy magnets.  The author built it for his father-in-law’s birthday, I think he should start selling DIY kits so every else can build one.  This is much better than those useless machines we’ve seen for she

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Free DIY Furniture Designs and Instructions!

I’ve actually bought my first electric saw the other day and been cutting up bunch of stuff for practice.  My next goal is to build my own furniture and if you are thinking along those lines, you might want to check out these free DIY furniture designs and instructions.

This is going to be great, I am going to save a bunch of money on furniture.

I’ve got so many furniture designs going that I will never get to make, so I thought why not loan them out for others to see and use as they wi

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