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Free Blues Guitar Tutorial and Forum

<b>12bar Blues guitar is a free and open site dedicated to the Blues featuring</b><p>the Blues guitar tutorial<br>• the chord and scale generator and other free …

20 Chords Every Guitarist Should Know

Here are some chords every guitarist should know. Open Chords are played within the first few frets on the guitar and include notes on strings that …

Career Arc: Tom Petty

Taking stock of the legendary rocker’s steady, stunning 40-year career<p>Who is Tom Petty? Naturally I’m asking this because there’s a pretty good …

Message In A Bottle, isolated bass

Listen to Sting's isolated bass track from The Police's "Message In A Bottle." (<i>Big Picture Music Production Blog, via John Curley)</i>

3D Shapes Optical Illusion

Some of my favorite posts I’ve done on this site involves amazing pieces of art. Lately, I’ve been posting up some <b>3D chalk art optical illusions</b>, but …

A Simple Remote-Controlled Arduino Tank

A little while ago my son was showing some interest in robotics. His birthday was coming up and we were having trouble deciding between a beginner …

How Rockstar Bloggers Create Loyal Blog Audience

Essential Blogging tips and how to create your blog audience that always remains hungry for your content.

Jumping Spiders Are the Cutest, and You Can Catch Your Own

If you keep a backyard garden, you might have been startled recently by a spotted spider like this one, suddenly leaping huge distances through your planting beds. If so, lucky for you! The bold jumping spider, <i>Phidippus audax</i>, is a common daytime spider and friend of the gardener — it’s not …

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

World Bank

The TARVA Ice Chest

<b>Materials:</b> TARVA 3-drawer chest<p><b>Description:</b> Summer has arrived in Texas, which keeps you struggling to keep your drinks cool out on the balcony. The …

20 Excellent IKEA Hacks You Should Try

Make sure your home doesn't look like everyone else's by using some DIY know-how and hacks like these—and even more at IKEAhackers.net.<p>1. Coffee …

24 of the Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow

1 of 31<p>Norfolk Island Pine<p>The secret to keeping Norfolk Island pine healthy is to give it ample light and humidity. In low light, the lower branches …

Three Forks Loop via Appalachian and Benton Mackaye Trail

hiking<p>1 month ago<p>We had a wonderful time! The drive to the trail head was adventurous...lots of potholes! We had a nine year old and an eighty two …

John Murrell Web Page

Introduction<p>I have been imaging noctilucent clouds (NLC) for some time but have always had a problem taking images automatically at set intervals so …

Raspberry Pi

Intervalometer

Introduction: Intervalometer<p>I decided to make a quality DIY intervalometer for my DSLR Pentax camera so that I could do time-lapse photography. This …

Arduino based interval timer for Canon DSLR

Timelapse (Canon 600d/Rebel T3i)

Canon 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 60D, Pentax manual shutter/focus control pinout

3 pin stereo plug connector at the 2.5 mm plug at the cable<p>Pinout compatibility: Canon 350DCanon 400DCanon 450DCanon 500DCanon 550DCanon 60D<p>The …

DIY wired remote control for Canon EOS cameras

The EOS series of cameras from Canon offer a nice feature which is of particular interest for DIYers and technically oriented photographers. It is …

Magic Lantern | Home

• Analog / digital gain adjustments.<br>• Selectable input source.<br>• Toggle wind filter.<br>• Live audio monitoring through with headphones.<br>• WAV recording.<br>• Beep / test …

Life Lessons: How I teach ‘Humanae Vitae’

When I teach the papal encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” published in 1968, I usually do so with a class of undergraduate students at Boston College. I …