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How to Make a Simple DIY Bluetooth Garage Door Opener/Car Starter!

Using DaisyBoard Bluetooth Module, here’s how you can make a simple bluetooth garage door opener which can be modified to even start your car with your smartphone. Pretty neat.

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How to Make your Own DIY PCB Circular Saw!

Need an accurate saw that can cut your PCB boards in perfect lines?  Perhaps you might want to think about building your own DIY PCB Circular saw.  The best part?  You can probably make this from some of your old electronics and doesn’t take up a whole lot of space on your desk (yes, it fits on your desk!).

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How to Make a DIY Keypad Door Entry System!

Here’s an interesting hack that will allow you to build d DIY keypad door entry system.  The highlight of this system is that you can hack a normal keylock with an RC servo, brilliant!

I believe that kids (and not only kids) that have their hands on electronics, wanted at least once in their lives to make an electronic keylock system for their house or room. When i was a kid, i had bought a Smart Kit Keycode lock system, and i had adapted it on the external door of my house. But this door had already the automatic-release mechanism. I only had to find which wires actua

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How to Make DIY Thick Bar Dumbbells!

While we are on the subject of DIY concrete dumbbells, I found another great tutorial on how to make your own DIY thick bar dumbbells using some galvanized pipes, pipe clamps, athletic tape, and standard weight plates.

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How to Make DIY Dumbbells from Concrete!

Today I went to Big5 and Sports Authority to buy some dumbells.  Sadly, they didn’t even have the 60 pound dumbbells I wanted plus you had to special order them.

Nevermind the ridiculous price of “one” dumbell (which was like $100), so I looked online for some answers on how to make your own DIY dumbells.  There’s a guy on YouTube who says you can make them out of milk jugs or laundry detergent containers but the only culprit is that you can only get them to go about 35 pounds

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FabFi – How to Make a DIY Long-Range WiFi Network!

For most people trying to install security surveillance cameras on their barn perhaps 1/2 a mile away, you can probably just hack an old Linksys router as a repeater to get the job done or even build a WiFi Cantenna.

But if you want to make a DIY long-range WiFi network like FabFi did in Afghanistan (hooking up literally every village together), you might just want to check out some of their open source instructions on how to do it yourself

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How to Make a DIY Touchpad Input Device!

Adding a touch-input to your next project can enhance its user experience but did you know that a simple touchpad isn’t rocket science but do-able under budget?

Giorgos Lazaridis shows you (and even shares his circuit diagrams) on how to make such DIY touchpad input device, and believe me, no one wants to push physical buttons these days.

I made this circuit, because i faced several problems with the touch-pad for my keycode doorlock project. I tried many dif

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How to Make an Android Bluetooth Garage Door Opener!

Here’s a really simple garage door opener which you can easily to yourself to make an Android bluetooth garage door opener using a bluetooth headset and transistor.

The idea is simple that a bluetooth headset’s amplifier produces a small signal when connected by your Android device, that can be connected to your garage door’s motorhead signal inputs and voila, you’ve got an Android garage door opener with no programming, just hit connect/disconnect on your phone.  Brilliant!

The author has even wrote a

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How to Make a Solar Charged Kobo eReader!

Do you have an eReader such as a Kobo or a Kindle that you read often under the sunlight, perhaps at the beach on your smoke breaks?

If so, you might be interested in turning some of that UV rays into charging your eReader as one user did with his Kobo eReader, attaching a 80mA output solar cells to the back of the unit.

Although most eReaders do have good battery life but this could be a good application to refer if you have similar projects.

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How to Make a Spy DIY WiFi Sniffin’ Digital Photo Frame!

Ever wondered what your daughter or son is doing upstairs in her/his bedroom?   How do you know if they are actually doing homework or browsing online something they shouldn’t be?

Well, here’s a simple spy DIY wifi-sniffin’ photo frame you can make using a free linux program called Driftnet, which sniffs images being surfed via an open network.   You could even use just a regular linux box too.

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