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How to Extract Encrypted RAR Files Without Password

Introduction: How to Extract Encrypted RAR Files Without Password<p>A RAR archive file can compress multiple files into one, which makes it very …

Cybersecurity

A DIY Smart Mirror Has Just Been Made By A Redditor, And It Is Awesome

Nick Nothom had the initial intention for his Smart Mirror to notify him when his Moto 360 has finished charging. Essentially, he has built an …

Turkey Hunting Tactic: Fake a Party

Sometimes more is more. When a mature gobbler won’t come in to one or two decoys, show him a whole flock.<p>Specifically, show him a jake decoy throwing …

5 Basic Steps for Building Forts and Treehouses

Whether you called it a fort or treehouse I think most of us can remember a time when you simply wanted a place of your own. Maybe it was something to escape the stresses of elementary school or maybe a place high in a tree for launching of water balloons at just the right height. That’s right …

Project: How to Make Your own Euro Skull Lamp

<b>What You Need</b><br>● Skull mount<br>● Shed antler<br>● 3⁄16 x 21⁄2-inch toggle bolt ($3; lowes.com)<br>● 12-inch all-thread lamp pipe ($7; homedepot.com)<br>● Aluminum …

How To Make Extra-Efficient Solar Panels Using Old Blu-Ray Discs

Blu-ray discs' pretty color actually makes them great at capturing light.<p>You probably don't think of them that way, but Blu-ray discs have a gorgeous color. In fact, the same physics that gives butterfly wings and housefly eyes their iridescent shine are also at work on Blu-ray. All are examples of …

Solar Panels

OverLord 3D Printer: MULTI-COLOR. SMART. STYLISH.

<b>Update on Dec.8</b><p>Colors, more colors!<p><b>Update on Nov.27</b><p>A lot of our backers has been asking to see more details of OverLord, so we made this clip for all …

Near-Space Balloon Cam with Arduino and APRS Radio

Launch a hacked Canon camera to the stratosphere and photograph the blackness of space.<p>Let’s Have an Adventure<p>After reading the first DIY Space issue of Make: (Volume 24), my daughter and I were inspired to work on a near-space project. At the time, the standard recovery method utilized a cellphone …

Arduino

Make a Glow Bike with EL Wire

Use EL wire to make your bike a sight at night.<p><i>This project first appeared in MAKE Volume 38, on pages 68-71.</i><p>Bike lights and reflective tape are the common go-to’s for night riding, but why not go further and make your bicycle frame glow? About three years ago, Vancouver Hack Space member Luke …

How to Call In a Gobbler ... with a Nail

Not only can it be done, but there are two ways to do it: 1) You can hold a nail in your off hand, or put it in your pocket, while you call in a …

How to Debone Deer in 8 Minutes

I just returned from speaking at the Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo. I've been going to these deer shows for a long time, and I learn something new each …

The next mobile imaging war won't be waged over megapixels

For the past several years, improvements in smartphone cameras have followed the "more megapixels" mantra. Samsung's Galaxy S5 is up from 13 to 16 megapixels; Sony's new Xperia Z2 packs a 20.7-megapixel Exmor model; and Nokia's Lumia 1020 with PureView is a 41-megapixel monster. However, Google's …

How to Keep Your Android Apps From Lagging

If you've noticed that Instagram on your Android handset has been unusually sluggish lately, you're not alone. Many of us have noted an unfortunate …

My Everyday Carry

Featured January 31, 2014<p>LikeYou like this<p>1,056 Likes<p>0 Comments<p>1042 Shares<p>I am an 8th-grade teacher in Portland, Oregon. I have worked through a …

Add Patterns to 3D-Printed Objects with Hydrographic Film

Friend of <i>Make:</i> Bertier Luyt, president of French 3D printing company Le Fab Shop, was intrigued with the possibilities of hydrographic technology after seeing this popular YouTube video demonstrating the technique of applying graphics using hydrographic film:<p>Hydrographics (aka immersion printing, …

My New Kentucky Home

Note: It's been nearly four years since I wrote this post, but I notice this little human tendency has not changed... I heard about Gwyneth's …

Survive the Zombie Deer Apocalypse in this Bunker

<i>Photos by Atlas Survival Shelters</i><p>Because the zombie-deer apocalypse is nigh, everyone needs an underground deer shack. Atlas Survival Shelters of …

Shed Hunting: 5 Tips to Become a Better Bone Collector

Shed hunting is over-the-top huge right now--a sport all its own. Massive whitetail sheds command five figures at auctions. There's a shed-antler …

10 Buzzworthy Gadgets for Coffee Lovers

You know we love us a good cup of joe here at Brit HQ. With all the new ways to brew at home or even on the go, it feels like we’re swooning over a different way to get our buzz on just about every week. But why should we keep all that coffee-related intel to ourselves? Presenting 10 gadgets for …

How to Explain 3D Printing in 30 Seconds

On Feb. 10, shortly after arriving in NYC for the 3D PrintShow to cover the fashion and art, I headed to CNBC’s Englewood, NJ studios for a taping of a 30 second segment on 3D Printing. This was part of a new online format called “30 Seconds to Know“, which breaks down a complex technical topic in …

Getting Started with Arduino I