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  • Arduino and UV Lights for Glow in the Dark Decorations - My wife, MrsRedBeard, made some glow in the dark heads for Halloween decorations. They glowed but very dim and not for very long so why not kick it it up with UV lights. But why stop there when there’s an Arduino laying around? Using the Arduino I made it so … Continue reading
  • DIY DeadMau5 Head on a Budget - Here’s a brief run down on a DIY DeadMau5 head or helmet that I built with my son for Halloween. Materials 2x 12″ Styrofoam half sphere ~$12 with coupon Harbor Freight Anti-Fatigue Foam Mat 4pk ~$6 on sale Black Acrylic Paint 2x Touch Lights at dollar store $2 2x Large … Continue reading
  • DIY 100 Watt Bluetooth Speaker - There’s a trend of bluetooth speakers built into suitcases, ammo cans and other unconventional containers. These things sell for $300 or more which is quite a bit more than what it costs to build them. I will break down the parts, sources and their prices. This project was very easy and very … Continue reading

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LightBlue Bean+ Thermostat

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DIY Professional 18650 Battery Pack

The world is shifting away from fossil fuels and will one day become fully electric.In the present world ,Lithium-ion is the most promising chemistry of all batteries. Most of the battery packs used in Laptops,RC Toys, Drones, Medical devices, Power tools, e-bikes and electric cars (EV) are based o...
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Relay: Basics and DIY

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PVC & Duct Tape Kayak

If there’s one project that will cause your friends and family to realize you’re a PVC and duct tape genius (and perhaps a little crazy), it’s this one. The PVC & Duct Tape Kayak is truly an epic project that requires no less than 10 rolls of high-quality tape to build, as well as a great deal of di...
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Walnut and Copper Cutting Board / Serving Board!

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Make a Portable Spot Welder

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Servo Positioning - Final Exam Project 2

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Arduino LED Controller With WPF

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LED Control With Potentiometer - FinalExam

For my Final Exam Project, I created a LED controller using a potentiometer. The purpose of this project is to use the potentiometer to control which LEDs are on. When the potentiometer is turned clockwise, it fades the LEDs on so that the first LED is brightest, the second is a little dimmer, the t...
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Pasta Drying Rack (compact)

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Roll Up Blinds from Bamboo Mat

In this instructable I show how to make easy bamboo roll up blinds. For our outdoor kitchen in Hong kong I wanted to make blinds. To protect us a bit from the sun and rain. It’s an easy DIY project. Also pretty cheap. One blind cost me less than 10 usd to make.I decided to go for bamboo because I li...
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Small (& Narrow) Kitchen Cart

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