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Raspberry Pi goes Android Auto: Now you can build your own cheap car head unit

Why buy a finished Android Auto head unit when you can hack one together with a Raspberry Pi 3?<p><i>Video: A guide to Raspberry Pi in 60 seconds</i><p>A …

Build your own mini wind turbine from printer parts

<b>Here's a fun little DIY project that can bring home the clean, quiet nature of wind energy.</b><p>For all the DIY-ers and parents and teachers who want to …

Why 2016 Will Be Solar's Year Again

This year may not be as huge for solar as it looked before Congress extended the solar investment tax credit—some projects can now relax into 2017 without losing their subsidy—but 2016 will still be bigger for sunshine than any year the United States has ever seen.<p>And two mechanisms will roll out …

Fossil Fuels

Build Your Own Arduino Weather Station

In my youth, I had a friend who was a weather enthusiast. He had his own backyard weather station, and in a little black log book, every day, he would dutifully record wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and rainfall. I thought it was tremendously geeky and didn’t …

This $30 Wind Turbine Is Made from Bike Parts and Discarded Aluminum

<b>Editorial note:</b> This is one of the many cool projects to come out of the POC21 conference where 100 eco- hackers gathered in a french castle to brainstorm ways to improve the world.<p>What do you get when you combine new research, a scrappy attitude, and the desire to create free and clean renewable …

Open Inverter, an open source micro-solar inverter

Ken Boak has been working on an open source micro-solar inverter project:We wanted to make a design that uses readily obtainable N-type FETS and an …

Arduino

Creative DIY Patio Ideas to Try

1 of 22<p>Create Shade with a Pergola<p>Even the simplest concrete slab can be a pretty design element with the right patio ideas. This little nook gets a …

Landscaping

DIY Wood Screen to Hide Utility Boxes

Shares 412<p>Hello Remodelaholics! I am Tasha and I blog over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body. You may remember my first contributor post about …

Woodworking

18 More Photos of People Awestruck by Nature

<b>Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia</b><br>Photo credit: Svetlana Bogomolova<p>After we published our first set of photos that showed people awestruck by nature, we felt as though we owed it to you to find more. Here, then, are 18 more photos of people taken aback by their surroundings – whether that's by land, sea …

Rio De Janeiro

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …