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The floodgates open: Tool lets Android apps run on computers with Chrome

Sometimes being open is a blessing and a curse.<p>Take the new App Runtime for Chrome (ARC): It’s a software beta [company]Google[/company] created to …

Control high-speed photography from your phone with this camera trigger

High-speed photography can be daunting if you're not a seasoned pro. You may have a fast camera and flash, but you probably don't have the gear (or people) you'd need to get that frozen-in-time look in most situations. MIOPS' new camera trigger might make it easier to take high-speed shots all by …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Create a garden rain chain

by Debra Anchors<p>Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by <b>contraption</b><p>A rain chain downspout is a wonderful way to manage water run-off around the home. …

RV Heater: How to Install a Vent-Free Propane Heater in an RV

Installing a vent-free propane heater is one of the best upgrades you can do for your RV if you plan to be spending a lot of time in chilly places. …

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News and Tips from the leading RV Camping Authority

Rich in Tradition Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Camp Riverslanding is rich with heritage and home to tradition. Danny Beck, of Augusta, …

3 Classic 1960s DIY Projects to Build With Dad This Father's Day

<b>In a world of</b> pre-fab homes and made-to-order furniture, it's sometimes easy to forget the simple joys of making something from scratch. So, in the spirit of Father's Day, we scoured the PM archives for fun projects that fathers and sons can build together using everyday materials. We even …

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Looking for an Eco-Friendly Way to Fuel Your Car? Make Your Own Biodiesel!

Gas prices continue to rise, and things are not getting better as far as oil resources are concerned. Fracking, deep-sea drilling, and massive spills …

How to make Homemade Country Wine

Make your own wine from berries, flowers, and fruit<p><i>Includes recipes for sweet Strawberry wine & Rose Petal wine</i><p>by Ben Hardy<p>I feel fraudulent …

Greywater Recycling

How to Implement Greywater Recycling<p>Greywater recycling is characterized as the reuse of household water from dishwashing, laundry, sink and shower …

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This is the Pallet Emergency Home. It Can Be Built in One Day With Only Basic Tools.

This is the pallet emergency home.<p>This pallet house can be built in one day using only basic tools.<p>You can also upgrade it with insulation, AC, smoke …

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How To Build A Solar-Powered Still To Purify Drinking Water

The author’s solar still, with one pan in it. The still actually has room for two of these. Note that the glass top is at an angle, allowing the …

How to Size Solar Hot Water Systems - Renewable Energy

<i>Homeowners scramble to cut utility bills and find alternatives to fossil fuels as the prices of oil and natural gas continue to rise.</i> The Homeowner’s …

3 Simple Ways that Solar Energy Can Save You Money at Home - Renewable Energy

Before the adjective “green” was used to describe the modern environmentalist movement, the color had a more monetary association. Hey, green may be …

Harvesting Rainwater: How to Make a Rain Barrel - Do It Yourself

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner <i>by Betsy Matheson (Creative Publishing International, 2011). This</i> …

The Peanut Lighter

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Camping<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>It’s hard to stress the importance of a lighter when you’re off the …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Solar Kettle boils water using the Sun's rays

The Solar Kettle features a thermal vacuum tube which absorbs and converts the sun’s rays into heat. Two exterior reflectors open out to maximize the …

CABELA’S ULTIMATE ALAKNAK TENT | Men's Gear

Looking for a way to bring short, underwater adventures to people without the related costs and problems of using full SCUBA gear, David Hallamore …

The 25 Best Chrome Extensions for Gmail

These Chrome add-ons turn Google's webmail client into an ultra-powerful service.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

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Dismantle Any Smartphone With This Handy iFixit Kit

Smartphones and tablets aren’t known for being easy to fix. To keep a slender profile, glue is often used to hold parts together, making components …

Pedal Power! How to Build a Bike Generator

Hey, DIY Cyclists: Bring your bike indoors and generate electricity while you ride.<p><b>I'm a cycling enthusiast, and when the</b> weather is bad I use a bicycle trainer in my apartment. But riding to nowhere has always felt pointless. This got me thinking about how I could use my pedaling to produce …

When Disaster Strikes, This Bike Generator Will Give Me Power [Video]

Pedaling consistently churned out about 150 watts.<p>Copper wire ties modern civilization together, but it is fragile thread. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy bathed miles of the electrical conductor in saltwater, severing my Brooklyn neighborhood from the grid. Lower Manhattan—a dense concentration of …

Fighting Foam: How to Insulate a Kegerator Draft Tower

Tired of wasting the first pour from your kegerator by filling a glass with foam? This quick DIY insulation trick will keep your beer lines foam-free.<p><b>Nearly every kegerator owner encounters</b> this problem at some point: excessive foaming when pouring a fresh beer.<p>In a kegerator, carbon dioxide pushes …

This Robot Gives High-Beaming Drivers A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

Don't actually build it. Bad idea. But, you know, it exists.<p>It happens. You're on the road, at night, maybe you're in the left lane, and a driver screeches up behind you, tailgating, high-beams flashing, to coax you into the other lane. What if you could get sweet, bright revenge?<p>Well, here is your …

How to set up your own personal home cloud storage system

Storing documents on file sharing services like Dropbox and Google Drive has become a common practice online in the last five years. In that time, as …

Fire Piston

<b>Fire Piston</b><p>Ignition by rapid compression using a thermodynamic device. Similar to a diesel engine, the fire piston creates a spark by rapid …

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