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These 17 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Apps

Strawberry Shortcake Banana Bread Is the Best Early-Spring Treat

Is it breakfast...or dessert? We think both.<p>We're banana bread maniacs, which basically means we don't stop at classic; we're constantly trying to figure out new ways to make it. This brainchild combines two of our favorite desserts: banana bread and strawberry shortcake ... and strawberry …

How to Build a Cheap Wi-Fi Controlled Water Valve

One day a co-worker of mine asked me if I knew of a way to control an irrigation system from a smartphone or computer. We did some research and quickly found that it was very expensive to purchase a system with this capability, so we wondered if we could build it. This happened to be right around …

Arduino 101 And Genuino 101 Development Boards Now Available From Arduino Stores (video)

Arduino enthusiasts that have been patiently waiting for the arrival of the new Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 boards will be pleased to know that the …

Arduino

Draw and Erase Circuits by Hand

Ever wish you could ditch those pesky wires? Well, now you can for good. Nectro is a specialized pen filled with conductive ink created using …

Nanotech

This startup wants to be the Amazon of Wi-Fi access for the Internet of things

If you want to connect your device to the cloud you have to build in some way to access the Internet, and that’s actually not an easy task when …

10 outstanding open source server tools

Not sure which tools belong in your open source server toolkit? Here are 10 solid go-to tools to get you started.<p>If you work with open source servers …

Linux

What is the perfect prototyping tool for me?

Posted in Design | No Comments<p>The answer is simple.<p>There is no one prototyping tool that will suit all your needs.<p>Not the answer you were looking …

12 Wireframing Tools Shaping Mobile App Development

Mobile app development isn’t what it used to be even when compared to just a few years ago. The rapid development has perhaps been possible because …

Wireframing

A 5 Axis CNC Mill for Less Than $5,000

Every time I come back from a Maker Faire someone asks me what my favorite thing was that I saw there. At World Maker Faire 2013, that was an easy question to answer, the Pocket NC 5 Axis CNC. The possibilities of what could be made with a desktop 5 axis CNC mill are enough to spark any Maker’s …

Printing

Plasma Cutting with CNC Router Parts

Guy Figures Out A Brilliant New Way To Make Drawers

You don't have to understand all the woodworking jargon to realize this is basically plywood origami.<p>A homeless father, a Marine's death, and the …

Turning an Arduino Project Into a Prototype

An anonymous reader writes: <i>Those of us who fiddle with electronics are probably familiar with this scenario: you've just finished assembling a</i> …

PCB Workstation with Articulated Arms

This PCB holder is a perfect workstation to make stable connections to single pins of electronic components on your Printed Circuit Board.<br>See …

Workstations

Recycled rain gutters as strawberry beds! Grow the Best Strawberries: http://is.gd/yNzKDH

3D Printed Modular Support (Case) for Arduino and Raspberry Pi - CustoBlocks

Introduction: 3D Printed Modular Support (Case) for Arduino and Raspberry Pi - CustoBlocks<p>When building electronic projects it is important to …

The UDOO Neo Adds More Power To The Ultimate DIY Board

The original UDOO board was pretty amazing. A merging of Raspberry Pi and Arduino, the system let you run a tiny computer on a single board as well as control electronic projects. It was a very geeky little tool and proved to be quite popular. Well, the UDOO is back and it’s a lot better.<p>The new …

Small Electronic Experiment Station

Introduction: Small Electronic Experiment Station<p>I do a lot of electronic experimentation, with Arduino and discrete components, but I do a lot of …

Tutorial: Build an Amazing DIY Pergola and Firepit with Swings

Build a Circular Pergola with Firepit, Swings, and Adirondack Chairs<br>by Brett and Lauren from Little White House Blog<p><i>See more from Lauren on</i> …

Woodworking

Tool Pen Mini Precision Multitool (video)

Mininch has created a new multitool call the Tool Pen Mini that they have launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website and is built using …

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20+ Node.js Frameworks for Developing Web Applications - RankRed

[Estimated read time: 5 minutes]<p>Node.js is a JavaScript platform that allows you to develop large scale web applications. It uses event driven and …

Making Better Charts And Graphs Is Easy With One Of These Javascript Libraries

In terms of descriptive statistics, perhaps one of the most modern branches of this is data visualization. Using infographics and charts, descriptive …

Data Visualization

10 sets of free Material Design icons for web designers and developers

Apr 3rd 2015February 27, 2016<p>There’s a lot more to a great design than the icons, but in some cases, tiny element of web, mobile or graphic design …

Graphic Design

10 Material Design cards for web in CSS & HTML

Apr 5th 2015February 29, 2016<p>Card-based design has become one of the most talked about digital design trends in recent months, skyrocketing after the …

UI Design

Want to learn Python? Here are 3 great places to get started (Updated for 2015)

I’ve been writing Python code since the 90’s, so yes, that makes be pretty darn old. Back then I had to learn Python from a book because, well, this …

How to connect MySQL database from Java program with Example

When you start learning JDBC in Java, the first program you want to execute is connected to database from Java and get some result back by executing …