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12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

Hiking

Converting a TP Link Router to Mission Control for Cheap 433MHz Home Automation

[Jean-Christophe Rona] found himself with some free time and decided to finish a project he started two years ago, reverse engineering cheap 433MHz …

How to Start a Small Business

Got an entrepreneurial spirit? It may be time for you to start a small business. The Small Business Administration (SBA) defines a small business as any business with fewer than 500 employees. Over 99% of U.S. businesses fall in this category. Ready to start one of your own? Here are some tips to …

The Ultimate Work From Home Checklist

Of the 543,000 new small businesses started each month, approximately 52 percent of them are home-based.It’s no surprise really when you consider the …

Small Business

20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business

I confess that when I watched my first business video on YouTube, I winced. It was bad. The lighting was terrible, the editing was frightful and the host sounded like yet another corporate drone that has come to define the modern executive.<p>But then, I started to discover a few gems, then a few …

This Backpack has Made More than $3.4 Million on Kickstarter

Peak Design follows up on their highly successful Everyday Messenger bag with a new line of bags designed specifically with travelers and …

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But they're expensive. Unless you use the Raspberry Pi.<p>If you happen to have a few of hard drives laying around you can put them to good use with a Raspberry Pi by creating your …

8 Tips for startups to setup on social media

Share10<p>Tweet<p>Share15<p>+12<p>Shares 27<p>Social media can play a significant role in drawing attention to any social startup. Establishing a presence and …

How to build a brand in initial days of your startup to establish

How to build a brand, what is branding? <b>The brand is the make of a product; branding is the reputation of that make</b>. However, the word BRAND has its …

This programmable, open source outlet can do things that off-the-shelf smart plugs can't

Excited by the idea of an open-source, Arduino-based outlet, capable of remotely controlling your various household devices?<p>If so, you’ll definitely …

5 Terrible Habits That Hold You Back From Success

Ditch these 5 bad habits today, before they sabotage your successful future.<p>If it's true that our habits determine our future, knowing our habits and where they take us is one of the most important things we can do to shape that future.<p>Good habits will help us build success, while our bad habits …

Gear Closet: SOL Traverse Survival Kit

Need a handy little survival kit to carry with you on your outdoor adventures, but don't want to spend a lot of money putting a custom kit together? …

Cool Inventions Playlist

Get the scoop on supersmart machines and the inventors behind cool gadgets in these YouTube videos curated by Nat Geo Kids!<p>Who inspires you?<p>Three hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube <i>every</i> <i>minute!</i> That's a lot of video to sort through. Luckily, National Geographic Kids has done the work for …

The Best Operating Systems for Your Raspberry Pi Projects

If you’re new to the Raspberry Pi, that tiny $35 computer we all love, there’s a good chance you’ve downloaded (or purchased an SD card that …

Top 25 Websites, Tools and Resources for Hardware Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life isn't easy for entrepreneurs. Taking the path less traveled always makes for a challenging experience. This is even more true for hardware startups with real, physical products. You need all of the help you can get to succeed.<p>There …

Startups

Arduino Comes To The Raspberry Pi, Linux ARM Devices

Arduino is the perfect introduction to microcontrollers and electronics. The recent trend of powerful, cheap, ARM-based single board Linux computers …

Circuit Simulator Lets You Play Around with Electronics Components in Your Browser

Part of the fun of DIY electronics projects is tinkering with things to learn how they work, but that doesn’t mean planning ahead isn’t a smarter …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template

Writing a business plan doesn't have to be an intimidating task, but it does require foresight, honesty, and plenty of research. Here is an outline and some smart tips to help get you started.<p>Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business …

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

Make: Electronics, 1Ed (PDF)

This <b>Make: Electronics</b> Book will make you want to lick a battery! That will actually be your first assignment as you begin the lessons in this unique …

Arduino

6 Easy Tools to Start Your Business Today

Thanks to steadily diminishing middle class wages and recent advances in technology, more individuals than ever are setting out on their own to become freelancers or start their own business.<p>Those who are embarking on this path understand that it is their greatest chance of acquiring wealth and …

The Essential Items That Should Be In Every "Bug-Out Bag"

A “bug-out bag” or emergency go-bag is something everyone should have in their home or vehicle (or both). When disaster strikes, you’ll be glad you …

The 8 Technical Skills Modern Entrepreneurs Should Pick Up

Today’s entrepreneurship environment is…complicated. Never before have you had such an extensive array of methods, techniques, tactics, strategies, and ideas for growing your business.<p>The landscape is bewildering in its variety and astonishing in its complexity. And in this brave new world of …

9 Steps to Effective Startup Marketing on Day 1

You have your product, you know everything about it, and you’re ready to get it to market. There is just one issue: you have no idea how to …

How to Create a Killer Brand Video in 2 Hours

Video is a hugely important marketing medium.<p>Websites with videos keep site visitors for 88% longer than sites without video content.<br>• 57% of customers …

How to grow your startup with no budget

As an entrepreneur, you master a wide range of skills: You’re resilient, passionate, a leader, and always focused on your company’s success. The vast majority of entrepreneurs also come from a technical background, and the core team they build around them is often comprised of people with similar …

Marketing

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the …

7 YouTube Channels Every Entrepreneur Should Subscribe To

One of the realities of being an entrepreneur is that you’re constantly learning. In fact, that’s probably true for most of us these …

8 Parenting Tools to Get Your Kids to Listen

Do you want the best for your kid? Of course you do!<p>Boosting your kid’s learning ability and social skills in less than 20 minutes a day? That’s …

Make your own Netflix button with the Pebblebee Stone

Back in September, Netflix released instructions for what it called The Switch -- and what everyone else referred to as "The Netflix and Chill Button."<p>In essence, it's a DIY button that dims the lights, silences your phone, powers on the TV and launches the Netflix app. All of this happens with the …