Chris Reece

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'The Ruined City' Heroic Free to Play Deck Lists for 'Hearthstone' League of Explorers Adventure

The League is back at it this week. With Thanksgiving out of the way, they are back on the track with the third wing of the <i>Hearthstone League of</i> …

The Quikrete Walkmaker Helps You Lay Pavers in Minutes

Laying pavers can be a difficult task for the novice DIYer. This easy-to-use tool from Quikrete will cut your installation time in half, and leave …

We use a $2,000 Glowforge to make stuff out of frickin’ lasers

Subtractive cutting means more robust creations than 3D printers—and maybe bacon!<p>Tech companies, we wish you'd stop telling us about amazing-sounding …

How to Build Your Own Origami Robot

Not everyone has the time or money to build their own robot from scratch, which is why Ankur Mehta hopes to make robotics a little more accessible to …

How To Build a Coke Can Stove for Hiking and Camping

This next idea is so great and very easy to implement in case of emergency or when camping. The tutorial is going to teach you how to make a small …

Anker's Super-Compact Jump Starter is Back Down to $60

By now, most of you probably have a USB battery pack or two to keep your phones charged, and that’s great! But I’m willing to bet most of them won’t …

Powerbank

Turn an IKEA Lack Table into a Light Box

IKEA’s Lack table costs just $8 and you can transform it into a photo/tracing light table with not too much effort.<p>After slicing off a large square …

25 Genius Hacks That Make Having A Dog So Much Easier

If your dog eats too fast, there's a hack for that.

How To Build Your Own Cotton-Candy Machine

Enjoy a DIY sugar high<p>You don’t need to wait for a carnival to satisfy your craving for cotton candy. Instead, build this portable, pocket-size machine to turn granulated sugar into an airy treat.<p>A DIY cotton-candy machine consists of a small metal container, repurposed lighter parts to provide …

Wookiee Not Included: Millennium Falcon Playhouse

Inside every Star Wars fan is a yearning to sit at the controls of the Millennium Falcon. But assuming that Han and Chewie aren’t landing in your yard anytime soon, the best chance you have at making the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs is to build your own Millennium Falcon.<p>We’ve seen every form of DIY …

This Second-Grader Built an Arduino-Embedded Pinewood Derby Car

Makers come in many different forms, nationalities, and ages. The same can be said about the many projects that those Makers design and build, which range from robotics to automated homes and everything in between.<p>One of the more interesting projects I came across at the Westport Maker Faire was …

The Best Board Games for Developing Valuable Real-Life Skills

Playing board games is a whole lot of fun, but some of the more difficult and complex games can actually help you learn things, too. Whether you’re …

Tutorial: DIY Geodes

To make beautiful geodes in your own kitchen you need more patience and time than anything else! Here is the basic recipe to start you off in the …

DIY NAS: EconoNAS 2015

<b>Update (09/17/2016):</b> _This is the final update to the <b>DIY NAS: 2015 EconoNAS</b>. I went through and updated all prices to current pricing in order for …

Video ads keep mobile gamers playing longer, AppsFlyer finds

Android players stick with their games for a shorter period of time than those on iOS, and video ads are the best way to attract people who will play longer on mobile platforms, AppsFlyer said in a new report.<p>The mobile market research company released its first Gaming Ad Network Performance Index …

Learn SQL with Khan Academy's New Interactive Course

SQL, the popular programming language used to manage data in a relational database, is used in a ton of apps. Khan Academy’s introductory course to …

Databases

Build This DIY Touchscreen Music Player for Your Car

All you need is a Raspberry Pi and a dream<p>Have you ever been stuck in traffic and pulled up next to some maniac singing along with the radio to an audience of no one, index fingers drumming out a spastic beat on the steering wheel? That's me. As a married man living in Manhattan, I have a special …

Raspberry Pi

Always Win These Popular Games with Help from Data Visualizations

The only thing better than playing games is winning them. If you want to become a master at games like Battleship, Connect-Four, Monopoly, Texas …

Top 10 Tips and Tools for Learning a New Language

Knowing another language is a valuable skill—one that could boost your salary and your brain. While there are many paths to picking up a foreign …

Language Learning

"Don't Put It Down, Put It Away"

If you’re trying to keep your home or workspace a little more tidy, this simple mantra will help you avoid clutter buildup.<p>Flat surfaces can be a …

Minimalism

This Infographic Shows How Long Frozen Foods Can Last in Your Freezer

Putting food in the freezer is like a pause button on its shelf life. Meat that will go bad in a week can instead last months. However, even frozen …

This Chart Can Find Student Loan Forgiveness Programs In Your State

Student loan debt is a crushing burden, but there are programs that will forgive part or all of your debt, depending on where you work. If you’re not …

College & University

A game for electronics aficionados

If you have ever spent time hunting down a missing connection in your circuits, then Hook is for you. This puzzle game requires the same focus and …

Gardening 101: How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Last fall I started collecting eggshells after I read an article on Real Farmacy that touted their usefulness in the garden for everything from …

Gardening

Fun with el-wire - flexible portable DIY neon

Do-it-yourself neon. This thin electroluminescent wire (el-wire) glows very brightly. You can bend it easily and tie it to anything. It produces …

How To Make Campfire Cakes

Bartop Video Arcade from an Old PC

Take an unwanted desktop PC and build a bartop gaming cabinet out of the parts.<p>Here’s a pretty simple video arcade gaming system you can make at home. The bartop arcade style is small enough to be portable and fit nicely on a table or kitchen countertop. It is really easy for me to throw the arcade …