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Top 5 Video Tutorials on How to Make a Gingerbread House!

You know Christmas is only 2 weeks away exactly as of today and why would want to not miss out on all the fun building a gingerbread house with your kids.

I know, it’s the holidays and you are finishing up some important work at the office but you should realize that a gingerbread house isn’t all that hard to make, that is if you know how.

For those of you who don’t like instructions like myself but you want to learn, here’s the Top 5 YouTube videos that will teach you in less than 5 minutes:

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LED DIY – How to Make an RGB LED Tetris Game!

For those of you interested in making your own custom DIY RGB LED Tetris game, take a look at the work done by Stanislav Ponomarev, pretty darn impressive.  I have always thought of putting one of these in my future coffee tables so my guests can enjoy some retro-gaming while they relax.

Principle of operation is quite simple. Up-counter is responsible for keeping track of which row is currently being shown, 4-to-16 decoder converts 4-bit binary number from up-counter into 16 different lines. The decoder I have outputs LOW for the current input value, so I had to pass all 16

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How to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Powder!

Using mostly household materials such as pennies and vinegar, this hacker shows you how to make glow-in-the-dark powder and documents the whole process on YouTube (see below).

Jeri shows how to make ZnS:CU glow powder at home with household chemicals. Reaction 1: Flowers of sulfur(sublimated sulfur) + Zn + Cu(penny from 1982 or newer) Reaction 2: Thiourea(Tarn-x) + Zinc Acetate(pennies dissolved in vinegar)

via hackaday,

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Water Heater Hack – How to Make a Wooden Stove out of a Water Heater!

For those of you with a lot of scrap wood that have been piling up and in the winter it snows where you live, you might seriously want to think about making a wooden stove of of a water heater container.

Remember though, this will probably void your house fire insurance.

The goal of a rocket stove is to burn a relatively small amount of wood at as high a temperature as possible, resulting in more complete combustion, and to extract as much heat as possible from the exhaust gases. To generate high combustion temperatures, rocket stoves separate the combustion, heat extr

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Foam Hack – How to Make a Hot Wire Foam Cutter!

I know some of you run into problem of cutting foam (whatever it is) and really there’s a simple solution for that complex problem, make a DIY how wire foam cutter!

Brilliant idea isn’t it and check out the results below:

via hackedgadgets, Project Page

P.S. I remember trying to cut up some memory foam mattresses in the past, wish I had known about this method.

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How to Make LED Embroidery!

The folks at Craftzine has an awesome video tutorial on how to make LED embroidery for those of you trying to mix LEDs with your latest embroidery.

This picture of a frog catching fireflies is embellished with lights that bring the bugs to life. Conductive thread is the magic ingredient, bridging the gap between rigid metal and soft floss. To make a stitched scene light up, combine t

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iPad DIY – How to Make a iPad Harness!

For those of you who have a need to use the iPad while you stand such as playing music in front of a crowd, you can make your own iPad harness. (Or I would just buy Connect A Desk on Amazon, essentially same

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Wedding DIY – How to Make a DIY Portable Wedding Photo Booth!

I remember going to my friend’s wedding and having a lot of fun at their wedding photo booth.  I know it must cost them a ton to get that setup with their wedding photographers.

Well, if you own a DSLR camera like I do, you probably can do it all yourself with DSLR Remote Pro, which allows you to make simple customized screens for your guests.

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Bike DIY – How to Make Plywood Bicycle!

One of my goals for next year is to get really good at carpentry and make cool stuff like this DIY plywood bicycle.  That is cool!

The part of the design I liked was that the top and bottom parts of the frame are like leaf springs separated by the seat tube. I thought that having a suspension system integrated into the frame was a really cool idea. Ideally vibrations and bumps would be absorbed into the frame and returned back to the wheels, without making the frame too bouncy. The frame I built consists of plywood, fiberglass, epoxy, and even paper, so there is no welding r

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Camping DIY – How to Make a DIY Camp Hot Tub!

Next time you go camping with a bunch of people and your camp site is near water (such as a lake) and where you parked your cars, you might want to seriously think about making this awesome DIY camp hot tub which involves using a bunch of logs, big tarp, water pump, and a car inverter.

Heating is done by grilling a pot of rocks to get you just enough warmth for a romantic night out even when you are camping.

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