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Dog DIY – How to Get Rid of Dog Fleas Using Natural Substances!

I have to admit to being bitten by fleas for like a 6-month period while I was watching my friend’s flea-ridden dog, flea bites are nasty and they can make babies pretty quickly and take over your whole home in just matter of weeks.

Anyways, I am glad THAT is over but I found an interesting article that shows you different ways you can get rid of dog fleas, all using natural substances.  My favorite is the garlic solution, I happened to smell really bad after eating a lot of Korean BBQ, that will definitely work even on fleas.  I am sure all these methods work on cats too.

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Furniture DIY – How to Make a Coffee Table with Antique Windows!

I tend to repeat my IKEA-horror story on how I bought over $1000 of coffee tables in the last couple years and they ALL BROKE!

But yes, it might be a great time for me to actually make one myself, at least I don’t have to blame IKEA for outsourcing their furniture to China.

My mother wanted a unique, traditional and modern coffee table. I found some old antique wooden windows at a flea market, and designed this coffee table around them.

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Spy Watch!

Ever since I was young, I have been facinated by the number of spy gadgets out there and this Spy Watch is another one of those cool watches that your kids might enjoy.

    Includes tools for all missions! The ultimate spy watch for the serious spy! Features 8 functions in 1 watch Has a motion alarm with time stamp Comes with a built-in decoder, secret paper and a wake

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Bike Hack – How to Add a Garden to your Bike!

Are you a garden fanatic like me who waters and checks his grass daily?  Well, you no longer have to worry about your garden when at work, just put your garden ON the bike!

A window box for the cyclist who is always on the move, or cycle tourist needing nutritious strawberries and beansprouts.. or simply for someone without a garden….or a moron,(like me).

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DIY Piezo Drum Kit!

Wow, here’s an awesome custom DIY piezo drum kit, more pics at hackedgadgets.

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Listening DIY – How to Listen to the User and Become a Better Communicator!

I still regret the fact that I didn’t switch to communication major while going to college, ended up with a computer engineering degree and years of boredom in all-male classes.  Well, ironically, I ended up in my favorite major, blogging, all the while making use of my engineering degree too.

Here’s some great tips on how to become a great communicator by listening more:

Active Listening consists of a set of communication techniques that were originally developed by psychotherapists as a way of getting their clients to feel safe and open up. This involved establi

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iPhone Hack – How to Make an iPhone-Controlled Laser Matrix Projector!

Here’s a really cool laser matrix projector project that can be controlled via an iPhone!

The idea is to add some kind of projector capability to mobile phone (e.g. iPhone) that isn’t too complex or expensive.  Instead of using an expensive mini projector, I decided to use lasers instead to any bitmap font using a matrix of laser points, which is controlled by iPhone.

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Bike that lets you Low-Ride or High-Ride on the Go!

Here’s an awesome design for a bike that will let the rider “low-ride” or “high-ride” while ridin’.  What a great concept, I can envision future bikes coming like this.

Created by German industrial designer Stefan Wallmann, the Zweistil provides with two riding positions. One to travel in the city, when you need to be more agile and aware of the traffic around you. The other is to travel long distances and for leisure, when you can lay back and enjoy the views.

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LED DIY – How to Make an RGB LED Color Detector!

Have we gone LED hacking crazy today?  Yes, here’s a real simple way to make an RGB LED color detector, this might be a good project you can implement for your future devices.

Have you ever wanted an automated way to detect the color of an object? By shining light of a certain color on the object and looking at how much light is reflected back, you can tell what color the object is. For example, if you shine a red light on a red object, that light will be reflected back. If you shine

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LED DIY – How to Make a Color Changing Crystal Ball!

Here’s a quick LED that shows you how to make a color changing crystal ball.  Not as tight as the RGB Color changing orb I made couple years back but still a great project.

Hey ! I’m gonna show you a very easy to make decorative object which uses one single RGB color-changing LED.

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