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How to Build a Class-D Power Amp

The mighty Class-D amplifier—build one yourself and be amazed by its efficiency. The heat sink barely gets warm!<p>Have you always wanted to build your …

Arduino

New DIY System from TERRA! Allows You to Grow Your Own Furniture Into Your Landscape

You can now easily build integrated seating into your landscape project, thanks to a prefabricated grass armchair system called TERRA! The laser cut …

Incredibly Useful, and Free, Guide to Fasteners

We’ve posted about Bolt Depots’ online fastener guides and templates before, but they’re just too valuable of a resource not to mention again. These free online and downloadable references contain pretty much everything you need to know about common nuts, bolts, screws, washers, and related …

5 More Clever Tool Storage Solutions

We got on a roll there last week, scaring up awesome tool storage solutions, and couldn’t stop finding worthy candidates after the we’d published 20 Brilliant Tool Storage Solutions. So, here are five more ideas to keep your shop re-org juices flowing.<p>Garden Hose Tool Hanger<p>Sometimes seeing someone …

5 Fantastic Sharpening Tips and Techniques

When it comes down to it, a lot of being good at a discipline is simply putting in enough time to know your way around all of the physical processes involved and in knowing a few key tips and techniques that are too frequently overlooked. In soldering, for example, besides getting a lot of …

How to Make a DIY Dyson Bladeless Fan with a Water Jug and a Plant Vase

Dyson’s Bladeless Fans are wonderfully awesome but also ridiculously expensive. Am I really going to spend 300 bucks on a fan? Nah. Thankfully, Rulof …

Dyson

Make This Portable LED Light Panel and Take Better Pictures

Lighting is everything, so build this DIY light panel to give your photos a boost.<p>Don't let poor lighting ruin an otherwise great photo. A portable LED fill light can add the extra dash of illumination you need, and if you don't want to pony up for a new one, you can make your own. Check out the …

How to Build Your First Amplifier

In this tutorial we are going to build an amplifier circuit. We are going to accomplish this via the venerable LM386 integrated circuit (IC) …

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

These 7 Machines May Just Convince You Perpetual Motion Is Possible

People all over the world been trying to come up with perpetual motion machines for millennia. If it could be done, it would certainly be a huge benefit to society, and certain designs almost seem like they could work. Unfortunately, the second law of thermodynamics tends to rule out these would-be …

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

The 25 Best Free Android Apps

From bleeding-edge productivity to fun with friends, presenting 25 great, no-cost additions to your home screen.<p>It’s time to load that Android-powered slab of glass and circuitry up with a heaping helping of download-worthy apps.<p>Of course, it’s downright impossible to individually tickle everyone’s …

Print to Build: 3D-Printed Joints Make it Easy to Construct Furniture

A lot of people who join the DIY movement quickly realize they simply don’t have the skills and equipment (not to mention time) required to make …

If you do one thing this week … build a boat

Britain has more than 3,500km of waterways to explore, but instead of buying a canoe from the supermarket why not make your own?<p>When did you last build a boat? Maybe that seems an outlandish concept – something for Noah, for loftsmen, for bearded woodsmen, not for you.<p>But go back 50 years, and you …

Sailing

Arduino Cheat Sheet

README.md<p>This is a poster-sized cheat sheet for Arduino programmers. It draws primarily from the Arduino Language Reference, including most of the …

DIY Dad & Mom: Raise Your Kid to Be a Tinkerer with Cool Home Projects

Advertisement<p>The renaissance of self-reliance has brought about such things as a flood of creative ideas on Pinterest 10 Amazing Technology Ideas You …

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>1 minute ago<p>All the people …

Why our brains see the black and blue dress as white and gold

Have you seen this dress? Depending on whom you ask, it might be black and blue or white and gold.<p>Tumblr/Swiked<p>The debate, which started after a photo of the dress was posted on Tumblr, has raised some obvious scientific questions about why people are seeing the dress in different colours. Experts …

Make Homemade Beard Oil | By Brittany Goldwyn | Live Creatively

Beards are completely overlooked when it comes to personal grooming. Most bearded men shampoo their beards, and some take it a step further and opt …

PicoPro Pocket Laser Projector Review - Technabob

Celluon’s PicoPro is a tiny, battery-powered projector that fits in the palm of your hand. It can project clear images on any white surface without …

Gear & Gadgets

Clever Basement Bar Ideas: Making Your Basement Bar Shine

Basements are notorious for being dark little caves of a space. While this is not the case with every basement, it can be a challenge for many of us …

More Powerful Raspberry Pi 2 Will Run Windows 10

Microsoft's giving away its OS for free to interested makers<p>Pretty soon, all of your things will have Internet: your car, your refrigerator, perhaps even your desk. That proposition is getting even easier with a pair of announcements from the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Microsoft that encourage the …

Raspberry Pi

7 retro-inspired iOS games you should’ve been playing yesterday

Every gamer over a certain age has a fondness for the 8- and 16-bit titles they grew up with, so it’s no surprise developers born in the 1980s are now creating nostalgia-infused iOS games harking back to the glory days of the Genesis and S.N.E.S. But which of these should you be playing? …

Red Dead Redemption