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Food Hack – How to Make Chocolate Pasta!

I personally don’t really like to eat sweets much, probably because I ate too many of them when I was young and had some horrifying experience at my dentist.

Chocolate pasta still might be great for some of you out there who love chocolate and other sweets.  Here’s how to make it yourself and knock yourself out.

I know I know. Chocolate pasta. Those 2 words really shouldn’t go together. But, I wanted to share the chocolately love. A great way to impress (or perhaps gross out?) your dinner guests, or a halloween or easter treat. I haven’t put a a toppin

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Wedding DIY – How to Make Cool Photo Wedding Invites!

Here’s a very creative way to make photo wedding invites with snaps of your lovely pictures.  I think this is a great idea, stickin’ your pictures everywhere.

via iDIY

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Charger DIY – How to Make Energy Efficient Cellphone Charger!

One of the biggest losses of electricity is when you have your cellphone charger plugged into the wall but your phone is not plugged into your charger.  If we could save every little bit of electricity from all the cellphone chargers in the world, this could be significant enough to power a country.  Of course, there are gadgets like CheckTap, which will allow you full control over all your devices that are not powered on.

This

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Wedding DIY – How to Make Recycled DIY Tin Can Numbers!

One of my best friends is getting married this weekend, here’s a cool wedding DIY that reminds me that a lot of stuff for wedding can be recycled, painted, drilled, and save lots of money including these recycled DIY tin can numbers.

Jillian came up with this super cute table number idea after dinner at a restaurant that had something similar on their tables. Such an excellent way to make cute, but inexpensive (and recycled!) numbers for your tables. Plus they glow and we all know that you positively cannot have too much candle light on a dinner table.

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DIY Bamboo Speaker Sound System!

Wow, I was amazed to see a great idea on speaker system that will change sound (get more bass) as your bamboo tree grows.  Plus, bamboo is probably the most sustainable, eco-friendly tree in the world.  I would love to see such bamboo system to go commercial one day, I will be one of the first green adaptors to buy one.

The idea here by Jocko Chan is simple: as the bamboo grows, so does the quality of your sound system – piped up through the stalks and

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Arduino Hack – How to Read Wii Motion Plus with Arduino!

I just got my hands on the new Tiger Woods 2010 for the Wii, which comes with a Wii Motion Plus.  Well, I have it sitting on my dining table but I guess someone found out how to read the data off the Wii Motion Plus.  Great timing although I have no use for it.

Ok so I, after much research, have been able to read the gyro data of the new wii motion plus peripheral with the arduino microcontroller. With this code and the code previously developed for the wii nunchuck (he

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iPhone 3G Hack – How to Unlock 3.0 Using Ultrasn0w!

Well, iPhone 3G 3.0 can be now unlocked using UltrasnOw!  You can use it with iPhone 3G but not with iPhone 3Gs.

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Mac DIY – How to Remotely Control your Mac using Open Source VNC!

There are many free PC/Mac remote control services such as GoToMyPC.  There’s also VNC, which is open source version of those.  You will need to install server/client software on both ends of the computers, just like GoToMyPC.   Using Chicken of VNC, you can now remotely control your Mac and here’s a great site detailing how to do that.

One more note, you can use free services like

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Baby DIY – How to Find a Babysitter!

For most people who work at  a job during the day, you will either need to find a good day care place or a babysitter.  I happened to stumble across a cool article on how to find a babysitter.  I do think most of it is common sense but it doesn’t hurt to read a helpful article like this, especially when it’s your little one’s life on the line. – link

It is vital that you and your sitter get along, and that the babysitter gets along with your children. You

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DIY Pool Table Sofa!

Hilarious, check out this Pool Table Sofa that can perform both functions as a Pool Table or a Sofa! – link

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