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Christmas HOWTO – X-10 Usage for PlanetChristmas

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Ah ha, here’s a good X10 Solution for your Christmas lights. What is X10? It’s a communication via your existing AC power lines. Well this is more complicated the 5 minutes version we made the other day but still good info on

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DIY – Christmas Lights in your bathroom and more

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Here’s a clever way of using a rope-type Christmas Light for your bathroom. There a lot more on this site that you should check out on Christmas Lighting howtos.

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DIY HACK – Run Christmas Lights on DC power or battery

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Here’s a cool site explaining in detail how to run your Christmas Lights off a battery or by using a DC-AC converter.

When you use a watt of electricity for an hour, that’s a watt-hour, or Wh. An amp of electricity for an hour is an amp-hour, or Ah. Batteries store such a tiny amount of electricity that they’re usually rated in milliamp-h

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CNET’s James Kim and family missing — have you seen them?

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We’ve received word that a respected member of our tech community, James Kim (whom many of you may know as CNET’s senior editor of digital audio), and his family have gone missing. As we understand it, last weekend James, his wife Kati (above right), and his very young girls Penelope (left) and Sabine (baby), drove from their home in the SF Bay Area to Seattle. They were expected back some time Sunday, bu

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Hacking LED Christmas lights for low voltage use

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Here’s a cool hack for hacking your Christmas lights for low volatge! Considering the low prices of Christmas Lights, it would be great to use the LEDs on it for other projects such as a POV.

Marking the polarity requires a test fixture. I use a pair of C batteries, c

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DIY HACK – PC controlled Christmas lights

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This has been around for awhile but it’s a good DIY Hack on how to control Christmas Lights using your PC.

My main goal was to have a small box that would easily control many Christmas light circuits from one parallel port. I specifically wanted to use the parallel port so I could easily plug it into any PC. I did not want to have to open up PC

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DIY HACK – Hovercraft gone wild at Make!

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Check out these guys smashing on their new shovercrafts! Awesome DIY on how to make one too.

Get your motors running, put your safety helmet, ear protection and safety glasses on, steady your fire extinguishers and prop open your first aid kit… Now you’re ready for he ultimate in diy sports – Shovercraft! Combining all

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DIY Hack – TV Remote that fits in your pocket!

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Hugo submitted a cool DIY TV remote that fits in your Keychain.

It’s in French but the google translator does okay with it and there’s detailed schematic if you are eager to build one yourself. He even has

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DIY HACK – Build a Flashlight that can burn paper!

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Here’s a cool DIY that shows you how to build a super strength flashlight that can burn paper.

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Zedomax Christmas DIY – Voice Activated Christmas Lights!

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Here’s Zedomax Christmas DIY #2, a “better” version of Christmas Light Controller.

Garrett has been building this cool voice activated Christmas Light controller.

It’s a Christmas Light Controller that can be voice activated

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