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Triple Bunk Hack - Mydal Bunkbeds

<b>Materials:</b> 2 Mydal Bunkbed sets<p><b>Description:</b> I took two Ikea Mydal Bunkbed sets and made a cool triple bunk. Used no lumber or hardware from any other …

Pedal Power Phone Charger

MAKE contributing writer Alastair Bland first introduced us to this simple, effective circuit back in 2009. It takes higher-voltage alternating current (AC) from a retro-style bike headlight generator, converts it to direct current (DC), and steps it down to a safe voltage for charging your cell …

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Turning 3 Billy Bookcases into 1 Beautiful Kitchen Island

Courtney and company used 3 IKEA Billy bookcases to create a beautiful and practical kitchen center island. The bookcases were topped off with an …

Children Get into Carpentry with ToolKid

[bs_slideshow]<p>Here’s something many of us can relate to: as young kids, we all start out as tool gophers. It’s not a bad gig, it helps you to learn the names of everything, but often puts you in the backseat of a project. For certain power tools, the specter of the tool gopher can wend its way well …

Clean It: How To Make Your Grill Look Brand New

After each use, the grill takes a nasty hit. Grease, grime, and bits of charcoal manage to stick to the outside making it a nasty experience to …

Wall-mounted charging station plus earphone/cable storage

<b>Materials:</b> Forhoja set of 3 boxes, electric drill with centre bit, wood glue, a few small nails, strip of 4×1 cm wood, extension lead<p><b>Description:</b> We …

Expedit Desk with Hutch

<b>Materials:</b> Ikea Expedit Series, L brackets,<p><b>Description:</b> I wanted a desk that would fit all my monitors and have a hutch.<br>I bought a 2×4 Expedit, …

Laiva bookcase turned fancy

<b>Materials:</b> Laiva bookcase, 2 boards 9.5×65″, piece of plywood 28×24″, 2x 26″ of crown molding<p><b>Description:</b> I bought the Laiva bookcase very cheaply …

Kura transformation

<b>Materials:</b> Ikea Kura, wood<p><b>Description:</b> My eldest son was sleeping in a Kura bed, my youngest son in a small bed that had become too small.<p>Problem: …

IKEAhamster

<b>Materials:</b> BESTA<p><b>Description:</b> Bought the BESTA shelf, and drilled holes through so my hamster could walk from shelf to shelf.<p>The windows are …

Home networking explained, part 4: Wi-Fi vs. internet

<i>Editors' note: This post is part of a series and is regularly updated. For the other parts, check out the related stories below.</i><p>Wi-Fi and internet are two different things. Let me say it again: they are two different things.<p>For years now, the term Wi-Fi has often been synonymous with access to the …

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Google Reader is done; here are five alternatives

With Google Reader on its way out this Monday, many users will be in need of a replacement for their RSS subscriptions. Here's a roundup of what we think are the best alternatives available.<p><i>Editors' note: This post has been updated with new and better alternatives to fit your news-reading …

DIY: Install a cooling fan in your media cabinet

Sharon Vaknin breaks out the drill and jigsaw to give you a step-by-step guide on installing a cooling fan in your media cabinet.<p>Shoving all your home theater equipment into a single, closed cabinet makes sense when you want to keep your living room tidy. There's just one problem: overheating.<p>When …

Pair your YouTube app with an Xbox 360

Learn how to set up YouTube's "Send to TV" feature to send videos from your iPhone or Android phone to your Xbox 360, or any number of compatible devices.<p>Want to toss YouTube videos from your phone to your TV? You got it. It's called "Send to TV," and it's a feature of Google's YouTube app that …

Get Android 4.2 Quick Settings on any device

The AntTek Quick Settings app gives your Android phone some of Jelly Bean's more handy features, plus much more.<p>As one of the more handy options in Android 4.2.2, the Quick Settings menu gives users easy access to common device settings.<p>Accessible by swiping down from the right side of the …

Hack your Android like a pro: Rooting and ROMs explained

For all of Android's flexibility and customization, carriers and phone makers still manage to lock down plenty of restrictions, skins, and preloaded software that you just don't want.<p>There isn't anything wrong with most out-of-the-box experiences, but more-daring and tech-savvy users who tire of …

Android Phones

Getting started with Path

Path is continuing to grow in popularity. If you're thinking about signing up, let us help you get started.<p>Path recently announced it has reached 10 million users, and is now growing at 1 million users per week. The total number of users is low, especially when compared with Facebook's numbers, but …

Share files between Android and Windows with ES File Explorer

There was a time when the only way you could share files between your Android device and a Windows computer was by using a USB cable. These days, there are wireless options available that make it easier to share files. One such option is ES File Explorer, a powerful Android file manager. ES File …

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