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Get to Know Everything About Using a Multimeter With This Guide

Multimeters seem simple enough to use. You turn it on, connect the leads, then start poking things. Really though, there’s a quite a bit going on in …

DIY

Here are the best devices to pair with your Amazon Echo

Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa can control a growing number of smart home gadgets. Here's how to find the ones that make the most sense for your home.<p>Amazon's smart speakers -- the Echo, the Tap, and the Echo Dot -- are home to Alexa, its virtual voice assistant. She's a capable helper. Ask her …

Home Automation

McKinsey Predicts Enterprises Are Adopting Cloud Faster As IT Shifts From Build To Buy

• Enterprises’ adoption of IaaS as the primary environment for workloads will jump from 10% in 2015 to 51% in 2018.<br>• In 2015, 77% of enterprises used traditionally built IT infrastructure as the primary environment for at least one workload; by 2018, this will drop to 43%.<br>• Enterprises are likely to …

IaaS

A Google engineer invented this smart mirror that tells you the news while you admire your looks

If you’re one of the few people who remembers the middling 2000 science fiction film <i>The 6th Day</i>, you may recall that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character uses a mirror that wishes him a happy birthday and tells him his schedule for the day. That was probably the coolest thing about the movie.<p>And now …

Widgets

This DIY Dog Toy Keeps Your Pet Busy For Hours

Engaging toys are great if you have a dog with endless energy that you want to tire out, both mentally and physically. This DIY toy uses simple …

Pets

Build a Smart Calendar and Notification Center for Family Agendas with a Raspberry Pi

We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi combined with a cheap LCD screen to create a smart calendar before, but Instructables user ozua takes it a step further …

Raspberry Pi Wall Mounted Google Calendar

Introduction: Raspberry Pi Wall Mounted Google Calendar<p>Finalist in the<br>Raspberry Pi Contest<p>View Contest<p>Recently I purchased my first home. In the …

Complete Tutorial for a Raspberry Pi Beginners .

Introduction: Complete Tutorial for a Raspberry Pi Beginners .<p>This instructable helps you to setup raspberry pi for the first time without hdmi …

The Crashing Waves Desktop

katil10's desktop is well-customized, pretty minimal, but also just energetic enough to make us want to sit down and get stuff done. Here’s how it’s …

Linux

11 Incredible Things You Can Build Using Only 2 x 4s

This common lumber stock can be used to make almost anything.<p>2 x 4s are available everywhere, which make them an easy and inexpensive building material. They can be cut down into smaller sizes or used as-is to make furniture and projects of all sizes.<p>One important tip before you build 2 x 4 …

Woodworking

My Bathroom Mirror Is Smarter Than Yours

When I couldn’t buy a smart mirror and made one instead<p>Sometime late last year I realized that I wanted my ordinary bathroom mirror to be more like …

Interior Design

Scout Overland Kitchen

The Scout Overland Kitchen is a new add-on for your truck for when you´re on outdoor adventures but still want to prepare a real meal with all the …

Kitchens

8 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Keep in Bookmarks

We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once …

Small Business

Top 10 Tools for a Free Online Education

For lifelong learners and self-made scholars, the internet is a priceless resource. Continue your education with these top free online tools.<p>10. Free …

Send Your Kids to 'Minecraft' Summer Camp at Home!

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Summer can be a tough time for kids if there’s nothing goal-oriented to focus on, and if getting them somewhere for a camp …

Kids

NetSpot Maps Your Wi-Fi Network and Diagnoses Signal Problems for Free

OS X: NetSpot is a free utility that makes it easy to map out your wireless network, do a site survey if you have a particularly large one to manage, …

Wi-Fi

50 Genius DIY Garage Storage and Organization Project Ideas – Page 3

11 Screwdriver Coat Rack<p>11. Screwdriver Coat Rack: Create a versatile display that does double-duty organizing your tools and serving as a coat rack …

Build 3-D Papercraft Terrains: Minecraft Style

Introduction: Build 3-D Papercraft Terrains: Minecraft Style<p>Some gamers need a Railgun, others choose an M1A1, most seem to desire an Energy …

How to Pick a Lock With Hairpins

Ice Cream Machine<p>Fairy/Firefly Lantern<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Very nice 'ible. And thanks for clearing the name of lock picking; it's a …

Microcontroller

Turn a Washing Machine Drum Into a Backyard Fire Pit in Just 1 Hour for $10

(Image credit: House & Fig)<p>Apparently, this is totally a thing. The size and shape of the drum inside a basic washing machine lends itself perfectly …

Washing Machines

Ana White | Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: mybartmart<p>Handmade …

32 Awesome DIY Backyard Ideas

7.) Make a giant Scrabble set.<p>8.) Build a fire pit in the back yard.<p>9.) And if you don’t want to spend too much money, try this cheap fire pit.<p>10.) …

Intro Level DIY Fire Pit For Your Tabletop

Hot summer days, cool summer nights. You know what that means…fire pit season is almost here! Hooray! There are so many DIYs out there for making …

Make a Fold-Up Work Table

To get ready for a new X-Carve CNC machine from Inventables.com, I built this space-saving fold-up work table. I have a small shop and this table …

Slate – Essential LapDesk

Slate is a very portable desk that holds your laptop, smartphone or mini tablet. Made from a single cut of a premium bamboo, it is lightweight and …

Portable

How to Build Your Own Camp Kitchen Chuck Box - REI Co-op Journal

An organized kitchen is the secret to a happy camping trip. That said, it’s not always easy to keep all of your camp cooking gear and ingredients …

Easy Home Made Bacon

Introduction: Easy Home Made Bacon<p>Grand Prize in the<br>Bacon Contest<p>View Contest<p>Bacon is easy and fun to make at home. It's just pork belly that's been …

BBQ

We Tested 4 GPS Apps That Work Even When You're Offline

GPS technology has freed us from the tyranny of the printed, folding map. But at the same time, it has made us slaves to our cellular provider's data …

Monkeys Are Causing Internet Outages, As Our 404 Page Predicted

Om nom nom<p>You can harden fiber-optic internet cabling against heat, ice, flooding, mold, and even crushing pressures. But apparently not monkeys. The cable's freshly extruded plastic casing is too damn alluring to resist an exploratory chewing session.<p>The Indian government is learning this the hard …