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Nyko’s Nintendo Switch Power Pak gives it more power … and more pounds

The conversation about the Switch’s battery life was a lot louder before the system launched in March. When Nintendo announced that the Switch would typically last 2.5-to-6 hours on one battery charge, people freaked out because that seemed short. Now that everyone has a Switch, you don’t really …

Nintendo Switch

Every Single Video Gaming Coming In October 2017

Below is a list of all the confirmed video games that will release in this month (OCTOBER)<p>Let us know which game you are most excited about.<p>This …

Uzbekistan presidential polls close with former PM Shavkat Mirziyoyev expected to win

Shavkat Mirziyoyev emerged as the successor to Islam Karimov who had ruled the former Soviet republic since independence in 1989. The size of the …

Russia

DEEP PURPLE: 'The Vinyl Collection' Due In January

<b>Universal Music Catalogue</b> has announced the January 2016 release of <b>DEEP PURPLE "The Vinyl Collection"</b>. This seven-LP collection features the group's …

Comic Books

How to Make Magazine Nunchucks

John Austin, author of Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons (out now), tells you how to turn your old issues of Popular Mechanics into an excellent training weapon.

Woodworking

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Building a Basic Arcade Cabinet

The debate between what the better gaming platform is between consoles and PCs can add a third contender to the mix in the form of arcade machines. Sure, both consoles and PCs can play retro games but they can’t match the ‘feel’ you get fist-smashing those big coin-sized buttons while listening to …

Retrogaming

The Home Depot Logo

1<p>Cut wood<p>Make most of your lumber cuts first. If you don’t have the right saw, ask your local Home Depot associate to make the cuts for you. Save the …

Ottoman Made from an Old Electrical Spool

I finally took the opportunity to take a class from Shelly Leer from Mod Home Ec. I “met” Shelly through blogging at least four years ago and then …

Blogging

How I Turned Car Batteries Into A Welder [Video]

Makeshift tools for the post-apocalypse<p>If we’re lucky enough to survive Armageddon, our precious electrical grids won’t. But we needn’t pine for energy as we build a new civilization from the scraps of the old one. Inside every abandoned car is a lead-acid battery just waiting to power a makeshift …

Sliding Door Made from Old Pallets

Who doesn’t love turning trash into treasure?<p>Pallets are typically found in warehouses for the compact-support and easy transport of goods. Anyone can pick up pallets possibly for free or less than a dollar. A family from Malaysia had the idea of connecting two pallets to create an interior sliding …

Woodworking

DIY briefcase Arcade

Travis Reynolds documented his DIY briefcase arcade build:<p>This project came about in an odd way. Where I work, we have an arcade club. Basically, a …

Sniffing Wired Garage Door Opener Signals

In addition to being something fun to do with an oscilloscope, this could be a valuable time-saver for anyone looking to tap into the wired …

How to Make Mason Jar Candles

Mason jar candles are a great way to recycle old mason jars. They can be used outdoors or indoors, and look great lining the pathway leading up to …

Nonprofits

From Wine Bottle to Drinking Glass

One way to recycle a wine bottle is to turn it into a drinking glass, like the above picture from Instructables. According to this how-to, you score …

10 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Organize The Kitchen

Spring cleaning may be over, but you should try to reorganize your home at the start of every new season. As we near the end of summer, it’s time to …

Magnetism

Lego Automatic Beam Sorter

Akiyuki’s sleek sorting machine sorts by beam length and can sort 40 pieces per minute, all using only a single motor!

Drunken Watermelon Punch Keg Recipe

You remember how you used to do it, just slice the melon in half and fill it rum or something like that, but its time to up your game. An idea that …

How to Replace the Dishwasher’s Drain and Wash Impeller

When your dishwasher isn’t draining properly or it's making loud noises, then it's probable that the drain and wash impeller are faulty. Repairing …

DIY

How To Build Your Own DIY Water Blaster

Grab some PVC pipes and other supplies, then get ready to fire.<p>Materials<p>2-inch-by-24-inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe<br>• 1¼-inch-by-24-inch PVC pipe<br>• Two 2-inch PVC caps<br>• Two 1¼-inch PVC caps<br>• 1¼-inch PVC coupler<br>• Buna-N 1.6-inch ID by 0.21-inch CS O-ring<br>• PVC glue (8 ounces is plenty)<br>• Tube of waterproof silicone …

TRIQDEM Canopy Bed

<b>Materials:</b> STORA Loft bed, 4 “L” joint brackets and careful assembly<p><b>Description:</b> I thought about doing this a while back when I first saw the simple …

House Design

Faktum Storage Bed

<b>Materials</b>: Faktum (or equivalent) cabinets, Box Spring Bed (mine is Sultan Salhus), plywood, lumber for footing and inner structure, assorted tools, …

House Design

Floating Star Wars Beds

<b>Materials:</b> Linnmon Desk Top, MALM Floating Nightstand , 200lb Picture Frame Hangers, screwdriver, leveler, saw<p><b>Description:</b> We bought two of …

How to Get Whiter Teeth at Home

Having white teeth is a sign of good health and personal hygiene, and is also essential for a lovely smile. If your teeth aren't as white as you'd …

Dentistry