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Earth DIY – How to Make a 55 Gallon Plastic Barrel Chair!

You have to agree that more and more people are looking towards recycling, re-making, and using more sustainable materials for DIYs and this DIY is not an exception.  Learn how to make a 55 gallon plastic barrel chair that looks cool enough for your colorful livingroom.

Today, we are going to make a surprisingly comfortable chair using only six small bolts, nuts and washers, six drywall screws, simple hand tools, a little ingenuity and a recycled 55-gallon plastic drum. Why? Well, that is a good question, partially because it is in our nature to m

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DIY Wireless Solar Powered Google Calendar!

It seems that non other than a Google employee devised a new wiress solar-powered Google Calendar device that will save power and utilizes a “no power” LCD, meaning the LCD will only need power to update itself.

I think this type of device could truly cut down on the core duties at a corporation such as posting meetings.  By utilizing Google Calendar API, this little gadget can replace your paper alte

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DIY Hack – How to Make Web Based Teleprensence Robot!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InDvVMNB8WM

Here’s a fun little project that shows you how to make an web-based robot that can be controlled remotely via the internet. THe main computer is used as web-control system while Make Controller is used to interface the computer to the servo motors attached.

Of course, I do feel that a real PC and the big screen is overkill, but kudos for making such a simple assembly using easy to find software like

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DIY – How to Make an Underwater Microphone (Hydrophone)!

The fish says, “nice work bud, now I can start vlogging about my life in the fish tank!”

Construct a inexpensive hydrophone out of things laying around your house.

I decided to put up this instructable because (to my surprise) no one has a hydrophone instructable up yet. I made mine using a mixture of other people’s hydrophone creations that I found through a google search and a bit of ingenuity.

Here’s the parts that I used but it should be fairly easy to adapt whatever similar items that you can find.

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DIY – How to Make an LED USB CD Lamp!

Want to be really green?  Try this DIY on how to make an LED USB CD Lamp made from of course your useless CDs and some ingenuity.

The USB powered LED CD lamp is a very useful gadget. It’s powered by the USB port, so you don’t need any external power supply. The stiff mounting wire, I used acts as a gooseneck and lets you bend the light source in different angles and directions.

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DIY – HOWTO melt a beer bottle in your microwave!

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/1004040/melt_a_frickn_beer_bottle/

Here’s something you can do this weekend with your old beat-up microwave and some ingenuity.

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