Mike Loger

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

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Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

How-to: Detect the Incoming Solar Storm

According to NASA, there’s a good chance we are in the midst of a significant solar storm. It happens during a coronal mass ejection of the sun and sends billions of tons of particles towards earth. The storm can disrupt GPS, satellite signals, and other electronic systems.<p>There is a simple way to …

How to Make Citronella Candles

If your favourite thing in the summer is warm nights outside then likely one of your least favourite is getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. Making …

Candles

How Can I Get Started with Home Automation?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I want to set up some basic home automation tasks but I've never done anything like this before. How do I get started? For that …

The Hidden Way to Zoom in Closer in Google Maps

Google Maps lets you zoom in pretty close for its mapped locations, but there's a secret way you might be able to zoom in even closer. Here's …

Google Maps

Kwikset Kevo review: This brainy smart lock just isn't brawny enough - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Kwikset Kevo</b> packs a lot of subtle smarts into a little device. The indoor/outdoor sensor worked flawlessly, never once letting us in when it shouldn't have.<p><b>The Bad</b> The SmartKey deadbolt at the heart of the Kevo is too easy to break for a lock that costs $219. Also, phones that aren't …

Home Automation

How-To: Strawberry Margarita Jell-o Shots

If you’re the kind of person who likes your strawberries with Jell-O, tequila, limes, and salt, then this is the tutorial for you (or if you’re the kind of person who just likes your Jell-O shots in sweet, little, edible vessels, then this tutorial is also for you).<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Caramel Apple …

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'Nanogardens' Sprout Up On The Surface Of A Penny

April showers bring May flowers. But in this case, the blossoms are too small for even a bumblebee to see.<p>Engineers at Harvard University have figured out a way to make microscopic sculptures of roses, tulips and violets, each smaller than a strand of hair.<p>To get a sense of just how small these …

How to Use Plastic Bottles to Make Concrete Pendant Lamps

Let’s face it, designer lighting can cost a pretty penny. Instead of spending your tax refund on a brand new ceiling lamp, make yourself an entire set of stylish concrete pendant lights with a single bag of concrete mix and some old plastic bottles. Concrete is affordable, modern, and you can make …

Hacky Hanger D.I.Y

Coat hangers are super easy to come by, you’ve probably got a bunch of old ones stacked at the back of your closet or in a dusty box in the attic, <i>am</i> …

Inspiration

Wall mounted shoe rack from Pax door

<b>Materials:</b> Pax wardrobe door<p><b>Description:</b> Shoe rack for any size shoes.<p>I had a a half of Pax wardrobe door left from a previous hack which I cut to a …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Swiss Army Key Ring

Most people have to keep track of at least a few keys. The easiest way to do that is to just keep them all on one key ring. But the more keys you have, the more they fan out on the ring. If you have a lot of keys, then your key ring can get pretty bulky and impractical to carry in your pocket. Here …

Roundup: 8 Easy Outdoor Lighting Projects

Lighting is a crucial part of any space, and the backyard is no exception. But outdoor lighting options can be pretty generic. So why not make your …

Crafting