Steve Schmitz

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How to Build Your Own Wood-Fired Hot Tub

How would you like to have your own hot tub without spending a fortune? If you are trying to have a sustainable lifestyle and live off-the-grid, then …

Paul's Projects: $25 Satellite Tracker

$25 Satellite Tracker<p>After building my QFH antenna, I became more interested in satellite communications. The QFH antenna works great for circularly …

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Homemade Satellite Tracker uses #Arduino, Tape Measure Antenna, @SatNOGS, & #Linux Softwares

Paul Schow built this fantastic homemade satellite tracker – and for cheap! He says, “I’ll tell you straight away that my solution ended up costing …

How to fix any Linux problem

Everyone has a problem with Linux at some point. The important thing is how quickly that problem gets solved. An amazing element of the open source …

The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch

Remember how our homebrew router embarrassed off-the-shelf options? Go make your own.<p>After finally reaching the tipping point with off-the-shelf …

Glocks Galore: The Ultimate Glock Buyer's Guide

New MOS Glocks<p>It has become an international obsession as each year moves on. What will GLOCK be doing next? It is the center of countless …

Raspberry Pi Wind Measurement

A well organized approach to a project is a delight to see. [Pavel Gesyuk] takes just that approach with the experiments on his blog. Experiment 13 …

Open source i.MX6 SBC offers Pi and Arduino expansion

Fedevel released an open source design for a Linux-ready, i.MX6-based “OpenRex” SBC with a Cortex-M3 MCU, a stackable design, and Arduino and Pi …

Ham TV Operators Go High Definition

0<p>SHARES<p><b>ALEXANDRIA, VA.—</b>As described in the initial installment of this article on the movement by radio amateurs or “hams” to digital video …

Survival Skills: Build Your Own Trauma Kit

Trauma kits are meant to deal with major injuries and keep someone alive until medical care can be reached. Hopefully you never need one, but the …

Self Defense

How To Make Pemmican: A Survival Superfood That Can Last 50 Years

Image source: indiegogo.com<p>Packed with calories and nutrition and able to be packed and stored for long periods, pemmican is often called the …

10 MHz Low Pass Filter Performance Test with Oscilloscope

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Recipes for Cooking Over an Open Wood Fire

Food cooked with fire engages a primal part of the brain, and in the past few years chefs have been tapping into that primeval instinct. Two leaders …

Here are the devices law enforcement use to spy on you

The Intercept obtained the catalog of devices used by federal and local law enforcement to collect and monitor cell phone data. The tracking hardware -- including the infamous Stingray -- in the catalog is accompanied by its capabilities including, limitations, "planning factors," price and …

Build Your Own Fully Functional Computer Control Panel

Sometimes, the best DIY projects are about excess. Which is exactly what Reddit user smashcuts went for in his computer control panel that controls …

Protect your receiver inputs

A couple of days ago, Thom, W8TAM e-mailed me:http://www.ad5x.com/images/Articles/FrontEndProt.pdfThat’s pretty compelling, and not a long parts list …

How to Build a Portable Hacking Station with a Raspberry Pi and Kali Linux

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords, spoofing accounts, and testing networks for exploits is all fun enough, but if you want to take the show on the road, …

Raspberry Pi

DIY Garage Door KeyPad Project

Arduino user SamJBoz needed a way to quickly gain access to his garage when he did not have the remote. He designed a simple entry system with 4 …

Create an Enclosure for a 6-Node Raspberry Pi Cluster

The Raspberry Pi is a great education platform for learning data science. The fact that the Raspberry Pi is relatively slow and low-powered works to your advantage, allowing you to see data manipulation methods unfold at a human time scale. Even for experts, one of the best way to write quality …

Raspberry Pi Field Unit (RPFU)

Raspberry Pis are great for tons of projects, but if you want to use them outside, you’re going to need a waterproof enclosure. Not happy with what …

How to Build a 3D Printer For Under $200 -- The Tower XL 3D Printer with Hardware Store Parts

For all of you fellow Lord of the Rings fans out there on a budget who are looking to get started in 3D printing, Almus Yang has a fun new, …

Hacking | Mobilinkd | Highly mobile packet radio

This is a follow up to A Brief Review of the KT-8900D<p><b>Testing Turn-around Time</b><p>One of the key metrics when evaluating a radio for packet use is</b> …

How to Choose Best Survival Backpack: Tips and Tricks From Experts

We know by now that when it comes to surviving and preparing for natural disasters things don’t need to be treated with superficiality. Disasters can …

Backpacking

Ohio ARES to Sponsor “NVIS Antenna Day”

Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will sponsor “<b>NVIS Antenna Day</b>” on Saturday, April 25. The idea, said Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator …

Cutting Perfect Jumper Wires

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Jay Leno goes berserk in James Garner's off-road Olds

Movie and TV star James Garner raced this wicked '72 Olds "Banshee" off-road. Leno hoons it like a teenager.<p>Way, <i>way</i> before Local Motors made desert-racing sports cars cool, James Garner was blasting through deserts in this wild freak machine: The Banshee, a V8-powered beast wearing '72 Oldsmobile …

Emergency Lighting System

[youtube:https://youtu.be/k5YnOfPl_sA]<p>Many people keep a supply of candles and flashlights on hand for when the power goes out. But you still have to find your way around in the dark to get them. In situations like this, it might be helpful to have some kind of emergency lighting system that would …

Raspberry Pi Doorbell Texts, Streams And Calls (video)

If your front door bell is looking a little 19th-century and lacking in modern features, such as a camera, you might like to give it a makeover using …

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​Eight (S)exercises to Boost Your Bedroom Strength

Whether we want to admit or not, exercise and sex are inextricably linked. We exercise to look better and feel better about ourselves (among other …