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LED DIY – How to Make an Animated LED Brick Wall!

Here’s just a simply awesome LED DIY project you can do for your home and impress your friends, learn how to make an animated LED brick wall! This system uses Arduino, I2C protocol, and PC application to control it. This would be wonderful if you could control it with your Android phone.

The total of 121 BlinkM’s are divided into 2 blocks: 1 block of 6 horizontal ‘strands’, and 1 block of 5 horizontal ‘str

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How to Make a DIY Hookah Out of a Fire Extinguisher!

We’ve got lots of smoke shops here in San Francisco where you can blow some smoke with hookahs.  Well, if for some reason your country/city doesn’t have hookah cafes, you can always make yourself a DIY Hookah like this Russian guy did, you can see detailed photos here at EnglishRussia.com.

One Russian guy decided to make a hookah with his hands. He used a flask of an old fire extinguisher, tees, sleeves, caps of the pipes and a hose. As a result he got a fairly good ho

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How to Make DIY Credit Card Earbud Holder!

I own a ton of earbuds and I usually store them in earbud cases that I got with my nicer earbuds but for those of you who don’t have an earbud case, I highly suggest you to make a DIY credit card earbud holder such as shown above to protect your investment.

The #1 reason why earbuds fail is because users don’t protect them and put them all tangled in their pockets and whatnot.  When earbuds tangle, there’s more likely chance you are going to break them in places.  I’ve personally broken many ear

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How to Make a DIY Amplifier for Less Than $20!

Dino Segovis from HackAWeek.com, has put an excellent tutorial on how to build your own DIY Amplifier for less than $20 with LM386 chip and parts bought from RadioShack.

As you can see in the video below, this 1/2 watt DIY amplifier is pretty powerful little amp, all encased in an altoids tin. This small amp even has a guitar jack and ability to distort sounds, pretty darn impressive for a small circuit.

I think this is a great, simple circuit for those of you who want to build your amps. In fact, I will have

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How to Make DIY Arduino Ethernet CandyGrabber!

I’ve spent a lot of time at my previous company Comfile building ethernet-enabled devices, which is one of my favorite projects of all time (you can see some of my previous projects after this article at the bottom).

Anyways, Odvratno Zgodan has made a really cool device, it’s an ethernet-enabled DIY Arduino CandyGrabber, which works off Adobe AIR, PHP socket, Red5 server to allow anyone to control his CandyGrabber of the internet. You can try it out yourself here at pimedius.com.

This co

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How to Make DIY Camouflage Book Speakers!

Want to add some sound to your bookshelves without adding big speakers that will take up space?  Here’s an excellent idea, make a DIY camouflage book speakers. (See Steve Hoefer’s full DIY page here.)

My mom actually has two GIANT speakers taking up a whole lot of space on her custom bookshelves (so she can listen to classical music) but this brings up the idea that she can make a bunch of these camouflage book speakers and finally get rid of those old ones.

I think I

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How to Make a DIY Auto-filling Water Dish Machine for Dogs!

Here’s a genius idea for those of you guys with dogs so you won’t ever have to fill their water dish again in your life, perhaps just clean it once in awhile.  It’s an auto-filling dog dish machine that will recognize when your dog’s water dish is empty and fill it precisely to the top. The system uses pretty simple schematics and Arduino so anyone with decent circuit skills should build something similar easily as schematics is provided.

My friend by the way has 5 dogs, this cou

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How to Make DIY Stairs Out of Plywood!

For those of you wanting to make your own stairs, perhaps an addition to your home where it needs it, here’s a great tutorial/example on how to make stairs out of plywood.

The amazing part? This guy used just one sheet of plywood to make the stairs you see here right now.

The hardest part about making your own DIY stairs seems to be planning and making sure you cut out the right pieces.  Nevertheless, I think I will bookmark this, surely there will be a time when someone

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USB Hack – How to Make Your Own DIY USB Keylogger!

Talk about stealth, this guy has made his own DIY USB keylogger, which is actually USB keyboard adapter with a PIC microcontroller “inside” it as its brains.

Of course, keylogging is probably not legal to do unless you have a good reason like you are an FBI agent spying on suspects/terrorists.

Regardless, knowing how one can make a DIY USB keylogger that is also super-stealth is good to know for your own security that there are smart people o

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Circuits DIY – How to Make Your Own Capacitor!

Do you know what capacitors do?  For those of you who don’t know (don’t worry most people don’t know what capacitors are unless you took some electrical engineering classes in college or you are electrician/bass-head), capacitors are basically electronic parts that can store energy, almost like a battery (it is kinda of one).

Anyways, for some reason the world ends tomorrow, perhaps you can make your own capacitor (provided there’s some aluminum foil still around, you can make that too first if needed) using aluminum foil!

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