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Maximize Your Solar Charging With a DIY Arduino Controller

Here’s how to build a buck converter using an Arduino Nano (as well as another 28 listed components) to supply the maximum power that you can to your PV cell. This is known as maximum power point tracking, abbreviated MPPT.<p>Photovoltaic (PV) cells produce different amounts of current and voltage …

Arduino

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists

Simply sticking to a 12-hour eating window could be the key to losing weight without restricting calories<p>Dieters hoping to shed the pounds should watch the clock as much as their calories after scientists discovered that limiting the hours we eat stops weight gain.<p>Confining meals to a 12 hour …

Apple Says These Are the Best iPhone, iPad Apps of 2014

Here are the 24 new apps Apple says are its favorites of the year.<p>Apple's handpicked list of best new apps of the year has arrived just in time for the holidays, but unlike every gift guide you're likely to find, the vast majority of products on this list are free.<p>Best app of 2014 went to "brain …

DIY Roman Shades

<b>Window treatments</b> (especially custom ones) can certainly get pricey, so why not find some cheap fabric and make your own? <b>Roman shades</b> make sleek and …

One BeagleBone Black for All Kinds of Weekend Projects!

Whether you’re considering purchasing a standalone BeagleBone Black, the updated kit complete with components and a <i>Getting Started</i> guide, or just happen to have this single-board computer laying around looking to be put to use, listed below are a few projects to consider that show off the range and …

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

Put down the pie and pick up the waffles: This nutritional powerhouse and quintessential fall and winter ingredient can be a star at breakfast, …

Breakfast

Silicon comes to Kickstarter

<i>Blink, a wire-free HD camera, for home monitoring and security</i><p>Kickstarter is the incubator for the Internet of Things, I don’t think it’s even arguable any more, it’s just a fact of life. So a new wireless camera coming to the platform shouldn’t be much of a big deal. But the Blink—a new camera …

Want to Get Your Hands on the Arduino Zero Before Everyone Else?

Top view of the new Arduino Zero<p>Rear view of the new Arduino Zero<p>The new Arduino Zero board was announced by Massimo Banzi back in May at Maker Faire Bay Area, and will probably ship towards the end of the year. However if you want to get your hands on the board months ahead of everyone else, now’s …

"Knalpot" Fire Pit

Customizable Pack Frame<p>How to Start a Fire Using Flint and Steel<p>Ultralight Foldable Backpack<p>Rockets Class<p>The oxidization shouldn't be a problem. The …

Stainless Steel

The Big Foot Bench by Green Thumb Print • Recyclart

Handmade bench using reclaimed scaffold planks, breathing them a new life! Perfect for a lounge in the sunshine, or a …