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Laptop DIY – How To Make a Car Laptop Stand!

Remember I mentioned the steering wheel laptop stand for cars?  Well, here’s a better version and one you can make for under $30 using PVC pipes from Home Depot.

One thing I’d have to say, this DIY is so clever, you make use of your cup-holder unlike commercial laptop stands where it must be bolted down.  WOW, great job Mike!

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Brain Controlled Robot From Japan!

We’ve had many previous blog posts on brain-controlled robots.  Well, here’s another one to keep your mind interested!

Japan scientists at the Honda Research Institute have unveiled the world’s first brain to machine interface. Dubbed BMI short for Brain Machine Interface this new technology system will enable people to control robots using their mind.

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Wedding DIY – How to Make a Paper Flower!

One of my best friends has an exceptional ability to make paper flowers with napkins.  Well, I have a video and will upload it later this week but in the meanwhile, here’s another cool DIY that shows you how to make a paper flower.  This one is a little more complicated but could be great for weddings for sheezy.

I am hooked again and my experimental nature has taken over as my fingers itch to test out various supplies, techniques, embellishments, and uses for paper

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Laser DIY – How to Make a Laser Pointer Controller!

Here’s a rather interesting laser pointer project that can detect where laser is pointed on a surface and will execute a desired command that you can set.  I think this type of project can be very useful for certain applications, enjoy~~

Laserspotcam is a software I wrote to control xmms using a laser pointer by pointing defined areas on a wall.

The software monitors the wall for the presence of a small spot using a web

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Solar DIY – How to Make a Solar Thermal Water Heater!

If you can either find or have an old fridge, you can easily use the back of the fridge to re-make a solar thermal water heater that can easily burn your hands.

This method doesn’t use any actual solar panels but uses a reflective surface and the heater bars of the old fridge to heat the water, pretty incredibly simple yet very effective.

A word of warning, this panel works VERY WELL. We tested it on a very sunny day and within seconds the water coming out of the panel was hot e

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Laser DIY – How to Make a 7-Color Laser!

Wow, here’s an awesome laser DIY that shows you how to make a 7-color laser.  Yes, a laser that can shoot out 7 different types of lasers.  I guess the creator of this laser followed the directions from here and you can see the results here.

I just went for the 7 color laser, not the spiro.  How Rog gets all of that to fit into his small box is beyond me.  I thought I woul

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Eco DIY – How to Make a Candle Lantern with Old Jars!

I personally own bunch of small jar-like candle holders that I’ve bought from IKEA at a dollar each.  After seeing this eco DIY, I am having some regrets as I have many old jars laying around that I could have used to make this candle lantern that looks awfully awesome.  Now, I wouldn’t hang it from anything but I can just let the candle jars sit on my dining table.  It’d still look classy and nice.

During the summer I love to linger outside with friends as the day makes its s

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Garden DIY – How to Make a Wine Bottle Moss Garden!

It seems that more and more people these days have decided to re-use, recycle, and re-make cool artistic objects.  Today’s subject is on how to make a wine bottle moss garden using your empty wine bottles and moss collected from your nearest forest.  I think this is a great idea as you can keep most of that moss contained in the wine bottle while the moss will keep growing nicely.

So I did my best to replicate her art using my own medium: wine. My five-year-old son and I went into the woods

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Glass DIY – How to Make Stained Glass Objects!

Stained glass objects and artwork may complement your home better than anything else, especially if you can make them yourself.  Here’s a great instructable on how to do just that.  My only suggestion is to not go overboard and fill your whole house with stained glass objects, especially if you have kids running around. 😛

This instructable will show how to make stained glass objects. This process is good for such objects but is not recommended for windows. For this, you will need to know how to solder. You can make 3D items or sun catchers, they make great gifts.

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Hair DIY – How to Condition Your Hair Using Everyday Kitchen Ingredients!

Looking for more eco-friendly ways to condition your hair?  1800Blogger.com has an extensive list of everyday kitchen ingredients you can use to “condition” your hair including baking soda, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, real mayonnaise, salt, and even beer!

Here’s what they had to say on using beer, which was my favorite:

Beer makes is a great rinse conditioner that leaves your hair more manageable.  Simply bring a bottle of flat warm beer into the shower with you.  Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and then rinse with beer.  Rinse again thorou

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