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DIY Automatic Fish Feeder Using Arduino Nano

There are all kinds of automatic fish feeders on the market, however most just dump the allotted food in one lump and typically can’t be programmed for an entire week of use. While this may not be a problem for some aquarium enthusiasts, it was for Brian (from Belgium). The fish enthusiast has a …

DIY Fork Ring

If you go to some yard sales you are sure to find some amazing forks and spoons but not always in a set. This tutorial shows you how to make amazing …

The Food Lab: How to Make The Ultimate Creamy Spinach Lasagna

I'm not really much of a sleeper. No matter how often I try and no matter what method I take, I simply can't get into bed and nod off until four or five hours before I have to wake up. For a while this concerned me (and particularly concerned my wife), but to be honest, I don't feel tired, and I …

How to Have a Strong Relationship During a Military Deployment

Armed forces have a duty to serve their country and they are prepared to deploy at a moment’s notice. This can be difficult when you’re in a …

How to Make Boneless Buffalo Wings

1<p><b>Put about 1½ pints of water in a 6-quart saucepan over high heat, cover and boil.</b><p>2<p><b>Cut off the thin tips of the wings and discard or throw into the</b> …

Recipes

How to Start a Bonsai Tree

The ancient art of growing bonsai trees is well over a thousand years old. Many individuals are not aware that a simple potted plant is literally the …

Plants

How To Make Your Own (Floating!) Concrete Boat

Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy<p>The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object weighs less than the water it displaces, it won't sink.<p>Even concrete can float. Materials …

How to Grow Watercress

Considered one of the oldest leaf vegetables consumed by humans, watercress is a close cousin of mustard greens, cabbage and arugula. Watercress …

Gardening

Best-Ever Solar Food Dehydrator Plans - DIY

For nearly 20 years, I’ve led research teams as founder and coordinator of the Appropriate Technology Program at Appalachian State University. We’ve …

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Build Your Own Paper Velociraptor - Technabob

Check out this Kickstarter campaign for KitRex, which is basically a 3D paper velociraptor that you build yourself. 3D paper velociraptor? I’m in. …

How to Make a Real Life Version of Batman’s Batarang Out of an Old Table Saw Blade

Grant Thompson (a.k.a. “King of Random“) shares how to make a real life version of Batman’s batarang out of a old table saw blade.<p>So you want to be a …

Power Tools

Clothespin Pocket Pistol

When my father was a child he used to sit on the kitchen floor with my grandmother and they would modify matchsticks to become tiny rockets. They would shoot them inside and leave tiny scorch marks on the walls. Grant Thompson, the self-proclaimed “King of Random,” has compiled a fantastic project …

Space-Age Gardening: Aquaponics, Hydroponics, and Aeroponics

As we mulch the cutting edge of DIY, what’s the latest in gardening technology? From growing fish to using air instead of soil, here’s a quick guide to three forms of farming science ripe for maker revolution.<p><b>Aquaponics: Leaves + Fish</b><p>Aquaponics grows both fish and plants, utilizing the waste from …