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How to Make a DIY Acrylic iPhone 4 Dock!

I’ve always enjoyed working with acrylic and just noticed this instructable that shows you how to make a DIY acrylic iPhone 4 dock.  This could be also great for all kinds of other Android smartphones.

And yup, if you have a laser cutter too, that would help a lot.  I am getting one of those in my home someday.  *sigh*

Having some acrylic and a laser cutter available, I set out to make an acrylic dock for the iphone4. Being a nexus one owner myself I took pity on a couple of friends and decided to make some for them.

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Windows 7 Hack – How to Make Your External Hard Drive Faster with Write Cache!

The other day, I literally “doubled/tripled” my external USB hard drive’s transfer speeds from just around 30Mb/s to near 100Mb/s.

By default, write caching is turned off on external hard drives (for USB), if you turn it on, you will be able to take advantage of write cache that allows you to make faster writes.

Of course, don’t forget, you will need to use the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon when you remove your external hard drive.

2-3 times faster performance is definitely worth doing this.

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Typewriter Hack – How to Make a USB Typewriter Keyboard!

For those of you who “must” have the feel of touching a real typewriter when you use your computer and browse the interwebs, here’s a suggestion, go make a DIY USB typewriter keyboard!

Not only will your wife be annoyed everytime you e-mail someone, she will probably divorce you for working late nights and not letting her fall asleep.

Wait, should we change the post headline to “How to Get a Divorce by Annoying Wife?”  Okay, it could be the other way too you know, don’t be a sexist.

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Keyboard Hack – How to Make a Mini Keyboard!

Honestly, I don’t need those extra number keyboard buttons on the side of my desktop keyboard.  It just takes up more space, especially if you don’t know how to use it and you are not an account.

No worries, you can easily chop it off and make it into a usable DIY mini keyboard, there’s virtually no wires between the two pieces so you should be fine.

It happened that I had one spare at home, but alas, it was quite big for my small home workplace. I got inspired by Happy Hacking Keyboard and decided to create something similar. I choose to have ver

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DIY DSLR Car Mount by Hacking Your Tripod!

This year before I headed to CES 2010 I wanted to make sure my DSLR tripod could be used also as a steadicam by hacking one of the legs so I can use it as a handle.   Well, I failed doing that because this Manfrotto tripod is simply not going to be a steadicam by any means but recently I discovered another use for it, as a DSLR car mount.

By having one of the legs of the t

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DIY Subwoofer – How to Make a Vacuum Subwoofer!

I remember when I was in high school, my friend and I made a bunch of subwoofer enclosures using some wood and acrylic.

Well, I guess you don’t have to always make subwoofer enclosures from scratch but re-use old gadgets like a vacuum cleaner as one, and this is exactly what the author of this DIY Vacuum Subwoofer did with step-by-step instructions showing you how to do it too.

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Zippo Hack – How to Make Portable Zippo Lighter Alarm!

Imagine you were James Bond, an international spy who must always be keeping an eye on intruders.  You are at a secret location and you need to be able to tell if someone is at the front door, you can get a bunch of these portable Zippo lighter alarms placed at where you need to be alerted.

Hey, maybe it’s still useful if you are not a spy, you can use it to tell when your cat walks through the cat door too.

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Battery DIY – How to Make Lemon-Powered Flashlight!

We’ve seen a plenty of weird batteries/gadgets, including lemon-powered batteries, potato-powered MP3 Player, candle-powered batteries, vibration-powered batteries,

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Ring DIY – How to Make Your Own Engagement Diamond Ring!

For those of you who have some good skills with metal and jewelry, making your own engagement diamond ring might not be a such bad idea after as this one guy has proved it can be done (with help of his jeweler).

Might be interest to those of you trying to impress your ladies.

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How to Make El Wire!

For those of you who want to make your own homemade El Wire, here’s a great video tutorial outlining the steps involved.

She even has an EL experimenter’s kit, which can be used to make an El Wire LCD!

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