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Give the gift of security with this home camera you can pan and zoom from your phone

Internet-connected home security cameras are all the rage right now, making them the perfect gift for just about anyone this holiday season. Of …

Totally Ridiculous DIY Flashlight Is Water-Cooled, Bright as Day

More than you need, but no one will blame you for wanting it.<p>Go to the drawer where you keep your flashlight, and pull it out. Look at its puny little bulb. Drop it on the floor. Kick it under the sofa. Fish it back out. Pick it back up. Now throw it in the garbage. Then build one of <i>these</i>.<p>OK maybe …

Light Bulb Oil Lamp by Opossum Design

A juxtaposition between old and new, the KonfuziLUX takes the form of the modern light bulb and uses it as an oil lamp.<p>Symbolizing inventiveness, a …

Tarnished Jewelry Is No Match For This DIY Cleaner

Just soak & scrub.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>· Bowl or dish<p>· Aluminium foil<p>· 1 tablespoon baking soda<p>· 1 tablespoon salt<p>· Spoon, for stirring<p>· 1 cup hot water<p>· Clean rag, for buffing<p>1. Cover a bowl with aluminum foil.<p>2. Add the baking soda, salt and hot water. Stir until dissolved.<p>3. Add jewelry to …

Platform bed frame plans | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This article is about <b>platform bed frame plans</b>. In the past years, the platform bed frames have gained market share due to their nice appearance and …

Woodworking

These are one of the best pairs of Bluetooth headphones you can buy for under $100 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Still, the common thread in all those adventures and diversions was to find some sort of audio purity; that's not the case with this pair of …

Consumer Tech

DIY - Garden Love Seat - Quiet Corner

This slatted garden bench makes the perfect garden love seat.<p>You will need:<p>1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood*<br>• 7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine – cut to …

DIY Outdoor Wood Bench

This is a little labor intensive, but the result is beautiful. If you're interested in a bit of a challenge and want to revamp your outdoor space on …

Build a Rustic Cedar Hot Tub for Under $1,000

Our lives have never been the same since we left the comforts of the city to move to an off grid property deep in the Idaho mountains. We are building an off-grid homestead from the ground up (and blogging about it at purelivingforlife.com). We have the mentality that it’s better for the mind and …

Ten prize-winning illusions

For some reason those of us here at WEIT—well, at least Matthew and I—are fascinated by optical illusions, crypsis, and other things that fool the …

Biblical Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Synagogue in Israel

Excavations at a Late Roman synagogue in Israel have revealed a series of beautifully rendered mosaics. Live Science reports that a group of …

Hardscaping 101: Garden Sheds

Yearning for an outdoor storage closet? A garden shed can offer that and much more. From the simple to the sublime, garden sheds serve up space, …

Blind Your Friends and Neighbors With This Ridiculous Homemade Flashlight

A DIY, totally overkill way to light up the night.<p>It looks a little like a speaker built out of an old-school lunchbox, but this project by YouTuber Brian DeContreras is actually a 100-watt LED flashlight he built from scratch. Watch the video as he demonstrates how you could build it yourself.<p>The …

Mid Century Trellis DIY

Have you ever had a house with a carport? I've lived in so many different houses over the course of my life, but this is actually the first time I've …

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Watch how to make a plasma ball out of a light bulb

If you've ever had aspirations to become a mad scientist, or just look like one, you not only need an impressive lab, but also fun and interesting gadgets to display. One such scientific-looking artifact is a plasma globe.<p>These illuminated spheres use various noble gases with a high-voltage …

Why Doesn't This Fountain Obey the Laws of Science?

You don’t even need grade school science to know that water flows wherever gravity pulls it. But somehow when poured onto Arthur Carabott’s …

Minimalist Tattoos: Elegant Body Art Drawn With Just One Line

[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ]Tattoos are generally lauded for their intricacy and complexity, but these bold, beautiful and simple …

Art

Every Single Pinky and the Brain Plan to Take Over the World, Ranked

Are you pondering what I’m pondering? No, it has nothing to do with monkeys and dental floss. We’re ranking every single one of Brain’s schemes—both …

The First Episode of The Walking Dead Creator's Scary New Show Is Streaming Online Now

<i>Outcast</i> is the spooky new show from Robert Kirkman, best-known for creating <i>The Walking Dead</i>. It airs on Cinemax starting June 3, but the first …

How to nicely fold a t-shirt in less than 2 seconds

We’ve all had those days when the dryer machine stops, but there’s just no way the laundry is getting folded. Well, here’s your motivation! This …

Frugal Living

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Making Your Own Coffee Can Forge

Soup can, paint can, coffee can forge. Lots of people seem to think that casting and forging is out of their grasp, technically, financially, and in terms of the risks involved. Certainly getting deeply into smithing can mean all of that, but it’s really not that hard to create your own micro force …

Weld From Anywhere With This DIY Car Battery-Powered Welding Kit

Break a driveshaft on the trail and you're in deep trouble. Use this portable welding kit to help get you back to civilization.<p>Catastrophic structural failures can spell doom when you are off-roading in remote locations. An on-board welding kit is cheap insurance to get you back on the trail …

Build This Stylish DIY Bluetooth Speaker That Delivers Great Sound

This Bluetooth speaker can be built in a day and is distinguished enough to complement your home's hi-fi system.<p>Bluetooth speakers have exploded in popularity, and are the easiest way to play music off your smartphone. The problem is the speakers are usually a bit small and the sound doesn't quite …

Secret DIY Gun Compartment Hides Behind a Mirror

Gun safes are great for securing firearms, but not so great when you need quick access. This gun compartment doubles as a living room mirror, which hides them in plain sight.<p>Home firearm storage mostly consists of safes and ugly cabinets. This DIY secret gun compartment doubles as a living room …

Company Town Is the Most Twisted Posthuman Novel You've Ever Read

Madeline Ashby took all the conventions of “artificial life form” novels and shredded them with her novel <i>vN</i> and its sequel, <i>ID</i>. Now she’s doing the …

DIY: How to Distress Your Own Denim!

In the early 20th Century, it was the American workingman who originally wore denim. Its functional five-pocket and shuttle-loom construction made it an incredibly durable piece for the expectedly harsh conditions they would be working under. You could find denim jeans in the field, the factory, in …

Subculture