Michael Terenzetti

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How to Find Direction Using the Sun and Stars | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following excerpt was taken from</i> FM 21-76: Survival Evasion and Escape<i>, an Army field manual published in 1968.</i><p>Guiding by Sun and …

How I Built the Media Center of My Dreams for Under $500

Between the Blu-Ray player, cable box, laptop, and everything else hooked up to your TV, your home theater situation is a mess. Here’s how I rolled …

Raspberry Pi

A Guy With No Engineering Experience Invented A Wheelchair That Can Go Anywhere, Even Through Water

Brad Soden makes go-anywhere, do-anything wheelchairs under the well-chosen company name of Tankchair, and we learned all about his business in this excellent write-up on Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Tankchairs sit on treads, enabling them to cross all kinds of terrain that would leave a conventional …

Why We Fix: A DIY Manifesto

Don't tell Kyle Wiens, cofounder and CEO of iFixit, that something is broken. "Broken isn't a permanent state," he writes. "It's a challenge."<p><b>There are certain sounds that I feel in my</b> bone marrow: the scraping of metal on metal, the death grind of misaligned gears, the low clanking of an engine on …

Repairs

3 Tips for Drilling Super-Straight Holes

If you're trying to drill perfectly perpendicular holes through a piece of wood and finding yourself continually frustrated, try one of these quick hacks.<p>If you're trying to drill perfectly perpendicular holes through a piece of wood and finding yourself continually frustrated, try one of these …

These will be my only tools for more than 2000 miles

Cover the basics.<p><i>This tool roll usually hangs out in my '78 Scout, where it patiently waits for the next in a long line of minor calamities. Next week, it will tag along as I hustle the Million-Mile Miata from Grand Junction, Colorado, to Daytona Beach, Florida. The car has 328,000 miles on the</i> …

DIY

The Best EDC Keychains

Keys are an essential item of most everyone’s daily routine. Unfortunately, they can be tricky to manage, as evidenced by some keychains so cluttered …

Swiss Army Knives

2014 Hurricane Forecast - Consumer Reports News

The anticipated development of El Niño this summer may result in a calmer 2014 hurricane season, according to today’s forecast from the the National …

Worth the Money: Hobart Flame Retardant Welding Jacket

While doing tool tests, projects, and their own work, PopMech's DIY guys find themselves using all kinds of tools, gear, and accessories. Our Worth-the-Money series will let you know where spending a few extra dollars will make your life easier.<p><b>Price:</b> $23 to $32<p><b>Price Difference Relative to Similar</b> …

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Worth the Money: General Tools Carbide Scriber

While doing tool tests and working on their own projects, PopMech's DIY guys find themselves using all kinds of tools, gear, and accessories. Our Worth the Money series will let you know where spending a few extra dollars will make your life easier.<p><b>Price:</b> $6.50<p><b>Price Difference Relative to Similar</b> …

Finally, A Strip-Proof Screw

Using your head<p>The common screw may not have been screaming for a makeover, but consider its shortcomings: stripped heads, tedious pilot holes, endless bit swapping. The company Outlaw has developed a new fastening system that cures all those headaches and could unseat the Phillips head as the …

X-Acto X-Light Will Illuminate Your Incisions

The newest X-Acto knife will contain an LED installed behind the blade.<p>With its sharp Number 11 blade and sleek pen-like body, this knife looks similar to the X-Acto you already have in your kitchen drawer. The X-Light, however, has a bright LED lamp installed directly behind the blade. That's …

The Hot Wheels Lifehack

Beat ATM fees AND please your inner child.<p><i>Zach Bowman</i><p>If it were up to me, I'd never touch another dollar bill for as long as I live. Cash is cumbersome, but in the worlds of Craigslist and manual labor, it's still the best way to pay someone for their goods. The problem? I'm 20 minutes from my …

3 Simple DIY Gadget Fixes

Don't toss a device because of a shattered screen or broken headphone jack. A few easy repairs will keep your gadgets running longer.<p>Don't toss a device because of a shattered screen or broken headphone jack. A few easy repairs will keep your gadgets running longer.

Mobile Technology

James Bond Tech Could Change Winter Driving Forever

Added traction at the push of a button.<p>If nothing else, the recent winter storms in the southeastern US reinforced that even the most advanced all-wheel-drive systems and electronic driving nannies are useless once tires are unable to gain traction. Nokian—the Finnish tire company that makes the …

James Bond

The 10 Best Mechanical Watches to Wear When Traveling

<i>Last Updated February, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>You’ve got your slip-on …

Pavement Pounders: 10 Best Running Shoes

Summer heat waves are on the edge of winding down, and that’s good news: you can run without your shoes melting to the road. If you’ve been stuck all …

10 Ingenious Ideas to Keep Your Garage Organized

Its all too easy to let your garage become a refuge for junk, so full of boxes you can barely pull in your car when a storms coming. But follow the advice of these car guys and you could be the proud king of an immaculate space.<p>It's all too easy to let your garage become a refuge for junk, so full …

Ceramics

So You Want to Build an Airplane

<b>A homebuilt airplane can be built, as the name suggests, in the comfort of your own garage. (Photo courtesy of Justin Twilbeck)</b>|<p>As we all know, the …

DIY Cargo Blocks Keep Stuff from Sliding Around in Your Trunk

Unless you fill your trunk, storing things there usually means a fair bit of sliding around while you drive. Some cars come with nets or other rigs …

How to Care for Your Shoes in This Shtty Weather

Originally published at Esquire.com.<p><b>What to Do When You're Soaking F**king Wet:</b><p>You were caught in a downpour and/or snowstorm on your way home from work. Act fast and do as follows.<p><b>Stuff your shoes</b> with crumpled-up newspaper and dry slowly, away from direct heat. Before they're entirely dry, insert …

Cleaning

A Beginner's Guide to Encryption: What It Is and How to Set it Up

You’ve probably heard the word “encryption” a million times before, but if you still aren’t exactly sure what it is, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a …

8 Quick Home Upgrades You'll Wish You Installed Sooner

It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived without.<p>It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived …

Using Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Android to monitor your home

Hey all,<p>Just thought I’d write an update to my post “Internet connected computer controlling a dumb fan. Inefficiencies of the modern gas forced-air …

Worth the Money: Carhartt Quilt-Lined Coveralls

While doing our many tool tests, PopMech's DIY guys find themselves using a lot of extra gear and add-ons. Our Worth the Money series will let you know where spending a few extra bucks will make your life a little easier.<p><b>Price:</b> $100 to $140<p><b>Price Difference Relative to Similar Products:</b> $20 to</b> …

Why Your Plane Is Safer in the Air Than It Is on the Ground

Cruising at several thousand feet is perfectly safe. But idling on an airport runway might not be.<p><b>Flying is now safer than ever</b>. In 2013 only 265 people died in airplane accidents—out of 31 million commercial flights worldwide. It's a record low, proving once again that you're safer on a plane than …

FAA

Tips for Reducing Wire and Cable Clutter

01 of 05<p>The Wire Wrap<p>There's no getting around it. Loose wires just look bad. The good news is you can spiff up your office quick just by bundling …

Home Offices

How Much Dirtier Is Driving Than Flying?

Research from the University of Michigan outlines how much more efficient the U.S. car fleet would need to become to catch up to air travel.<p>Sure, air travel means arriving hours early, waiting in the bag drop line, taking off your shoes, buying crappy food, competing for a power outlet, enduring …

What is Ultra HD? Or Is It 4K? And Do I Want It?

Originally published at Esquire.com.<p><b>Have you heard</b>? Netflix's award-winning drama House of Cards is back next month! Not only that, but it'll be one of the first shows ever to be available in Ultra HD. Great, right? Wait, what is Ultra HD?<p>Well, we might as well have this conversation sooner rather …

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