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How to make your home smart for under £1000 - Pocket-lint

A smarthome is no longer a distant dream of the future, it is very much something you can achieve now, whether you have a little bit of spare cash, …

Home Automation

How to Build a 3D Printer From Scratch

If you are reading this article that means that you’ve probably decided to join the community of 3d printing enthusiasts and find out more about 3d …

Arduino

MKR WAN 1300 is a powerful board that combines the functionality of the MKR Zero and LoRa connectivity<p>Arduino MKR GSM 1400 is a powerful board that …

Arduino

Raspberry Pi 2 Speech Recognition System

Makers, developers and hobbyists that have ever wanted to add Raspberry Pi 2 speech recognition functionality to their projects. May be interested in …

Internet of Things Relay For Home Automation Using Arduino (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists who enjoy making projects from home automation using different Arduino microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi mini PCs or …

Scalia WordPress Theme

The Scalia WordPress theme, a new multi-design trendsetter from CodexThemes.<p>The experienced team of CodexThemes developed a brand new premimum …

DIY home alert system

Last year Andre Pawlowski started work on a home security project. A friend of his had been burgled, and he thought an open-source client/server DIY …

Raspberry Pi

The Easiest Way to Make an Industrial-Style Standing Desk

<i>A huge thanks to Simplified Building for providing product for this post. My favorable opinion of beautiful, high-quality pipes and fittings is 100%</i> …

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

UI Design

Here's What You Can Do with Google Maps' New Data Layers

Google is adding new features to Data Layers in its JavaScript Maps API, which will allow developers to build a new breed of interactive apps that collect geographical data input from users.<p>With the revised API, you can now use interactive Data Layers to collect user reviews on the best places to …

DIY: Coin Ring

Men’s jewelry is far more popular these days than it’s ever been before, but it’s still a bit of a mixed bag for most guys when it comes to rings …

SimpliSafe Home Security - DIY Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Previously here on GeekDad, I had installed a DIY Home Security kit from Schlage and Nexia. I received many comments …

18-Year-Old Builds DIY Submarine from Drainpipe for $1K

[ Filed under Transportation & in the Mods & Custom category ]This small, single-seat submarine can dive to a depth of 30 feet, but the best part: …

New Jersey

DIY 12 Volt On-Demand Water Pump System

I camp a lot, and I tend to camp in remote areas that do not have facilities such as water, electric, or bathrooms available. When I am not actually …

DIY

DIY Home Security with Skylink

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>In my quest for perfect home automation and security, I have been trying out different avenues. For the most part, you can see …

Creek Smart Home Hub Offer Both Security And Home Automation (video)

Lark-wi has created a new smart hub called Creek that it has designed to provide a number of features including home security and home automation …

15 Brilliant DIY Home Projects You Could Start Right Now

While taking on an ambitious DIY project can be daunting, there's nothing like the feeling of accomplishment that comes with building something with …

Emergency Lighting System

[youtube:https://youtu.be/k5YnOfPl_sA]<p>Many people keep a supply of candles and flashlights on hand for when the power goes out. But you still have to find your way around in the dark to get them. In situations like this, it might be helpful to have some kind of emergency lighting system that would …

Brilliant Lego-Like Structures Serve As Building Block For Restoring Coral Reefs

An Australian designer is going to allow plenty of sea creatures around the world to “just keep swimming.”<p>Alex Goad, a designer in Melbourne, Australia, has developed a new artificial structure to help rebuild coral reef habitats that have been damaged or destroyed. Called MARS (Modular Artificial …

Ceramics

20 Simple and Ingenious DIY Projects That Will Hide Your Wires Into Wall Art

We all know what a huge problem camouflaging the wires in our homes is. We carefully design every aspect of our interiors and create the illusion …

Secret Message Bracelet, DIY

Want to send a secret message to the one you love, family or friend? Here is a great way to sneak a message into a bracelet. When they wear the …

Sustainable Floating Home

The so-called WaterNest 100 was designed by architect Giancarlo Zema and is one of the most sustainable and green floating homes around. It is made …

Architecture

Watch us explain ocean acidification with a soda maker

The climate is changing, sure, but things are changing underwater, too. A quarter of the greenhouse gases we emit are absorbed by the oceans, …

Building an FPV Racing Quadcopter, Part 1

Racing quadrotors have captured the interest of a lot of people. They’re fast, nimble, and tough. Best of all, having a First Person View (FPV) …

Arduino

Pirx 3D Printer Plans Now Open Source, Allowing You To Build Your Own For Free (video)

After unveiling their latest Prix One 3D printer and the beginning of this year, Kraków, the Poland-based 3D printer manufacturer behind the 3D …

How to Build a Smart Home With Your Own Dumb Stuff

If you’re skeptical about the smart home as popularly envisioned, you’re not alone, and you’re not wrong. Replacing your current appliances with …

Heating Controls - There has to be a better way

Every year, around this time, I get interested in improving my central heating control system. With time off work, and heating being very important …