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‘Mamba’ Suzuki DR650 – Pasquale Motors

You can tell a lot about a country by what motorcycle marque the police ride. The German Polizei obviously hit the autobahn on BMW’s. The Italian …

Rock Solid Motorcycles Harley Tracker

People don’t half get their panties in a bunch when it comes to the use of the words scrambler and tracker. Sure, some bikes sporting knobblies and …

DIY - Adirondack Chair and Table - Quiet Corner

It’s a good thing that so many plastic patio chairs are designed to stack, and the aluminum ones fold up flat. That means we can get them put away …

Siri brews coffee and even starts a party thanks to a $150 DIY home automation setup

Apple’s virtual personal assistant Siri started a revolution. Shortly after the feature was released, every other big consumer tech company jumped on …

Now you can build your own Amazon Echo at home—and Amazon couldn’t be happier

Amazon’s $180 Echo and the new Google Home (due out later this year) promise voice-activated assistants that order groceries, check calendars and perform sundry tasks of your everyday life. Now, with a little initiative and some online instructions, you can build the devices yourself for a fraction …

Amazon Echo

7 steps to master Machine Learning with python

In this article I am going to give you the 7 steps to success to become a master in machine learning.<p>There are many Python machine learning resources …

DIY Outdoor Wood Bench

This is a little labor intensive, but the result is beautiful. If you're interested in a bit of a challenge and want to revamp your outdoor space on …

Simple Fuel Pressure Alarm Averts Diesel Disaster

If you could spend a couple of bucks on a simple project that might prevent a $2000 repair bill on your vehicle, you’d probably build it, right? …

This robot makes sure no drop is wasted when you water your lawn

If you have a yard you’re probably well aware of how much work its upkeep can be. Not only that, but water restrictions may prevent you from …

Portable

If You Have a 3D Printer You Can Make Yourself a Cheap Robotic Lawn Mower

A decent robot mower will set you back a couple thousand dollars, considerably more than the robot vacuum that’s patrolling your living room for …

Lawn Mowing

How to Install an Electrical Outlet from a Sub Panel

Setting up a new electrical outlet from a sub panel is a handy DIY job that can bring power to a garage workshop or basement.<p>Electrical work can be intimidating, but if you do your research and follow some basic safety measures, you can learn to wire for lighting, outlets, and more. Wiring an …

Home Improvement

How to Build a Gorgeous Concrete Volume Knob for Your Computer or Stereo

Because analog is where it's at.<p>No streaming service with millions of songs or phone loaded up with dozens of albums can replicate the simple analog joy of adjusting your music's volume with a knob instead of keyboard keys or a touchscreen slider. Luckily, with only a little bit of work, you can …

Music Production

How to Build a Hidden TV Lift Cabinet

Hide your television when not in use by building this TV lift cabinet.<p>Some people consider a television an eyesore and feel that it detracts from the design of their home. If that describes you, or you simply want to regain some space, try building this hidden TV lift cabinet.<p>You can purchase a …

Woodworking

Life-Size Glowing Minecraft Block

Life-Size Minecraft Block<p>My son loves Minecraft (what kid doesn't), so I thought I'd build him a Minecraft block for his birthday. I've seen small …