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Stuff a Fully-Functional Nintendo Wii Into an Altoids Tin

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Before we even get started, be warned: this project is time-consuming, nerve-wracking, and ultimately unnecessary… but boy is it cool! Firstly, it should be noted that this is NOT an emulator. This is a fully-functioning Nintendo Wii circuit board that was cut down and modified to fit into a mint tin. A modder by the […]

Build Your Own Hops Trellis In Your Backyard

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If you’re not familiar with hops, they are the flowers of the plant species Humulus lupulus. Hops have been used to make beer since as far back as the year 736. Depending on the variety of hops used, they can add floral, fruity, or citrus flavor to your brew. They are also responsible for beer’s […]

A Guide To Buying Used Tools

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Buying anything used can be a hassle. Unless you are one of those people who loves buying and flipping other peoples' junk, you probably aren't looking forward to the process. But, then you remember how much money you'll probably save and the hunt begins. Before you jump into the wild world of secondhand tools, let's take a crash course is buying used!

Space-Saving, Folding Sawhorses You Can Make At Home

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Sawhorses are an essential part of any woodworker’s shop. Actually, sawhorses are an essential part of any shop, period. The major downside to them is that they can take up a pretty large footprint of space, and as we all know, space is one of the most crucial commodities in a shop. Sawhorses themselves are […]

Reading Axial Resistors

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Resistors are a necessary part of any electrical system. They provide the ability to limit current and signal flow, among many other uses. There are numerous different types of resistors, all varying in size and power, but we're going to take a closer look at arguably the most common type- axial resistors.

In-Ground Scissor Lift Workbench

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This project is cool. It’s just cool. It’s also involved. Very involved. The results speak for themselves, however. Member TomBuilder at HomemadeTool.net built this pneumatic-powered scissor lift table right in his garage. He even dug out a section of the concrete and installed the table in the ground so it sat flush with the floor […]

Know What Wood is Right For Your Project

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Woodworking is one of the oldest skilled trades in human history. Along with stone, clay, and animal renderings, wood was one of the most important materials for developing homo erectus. Of course, they didn't have the benefits of world trade and large-scale transportation back then, so most early human ancestors just used what was available. Today, we have access to any type of wood we please, delivered to our door.

Cast Your Own Vinyl Records

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Before we even get into this one, we do NOT condone the copying and selling of another artists work. This project is for fun, not a way to illegally copy music. It seems like vinyl, despite being older than cassette tapes and CDs, is the one physical music storage system that will never go out […]

Arduino Vs. Raspberry Pi

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Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi: a battle as old as... a few years. Though it isn't really much of a battle since both interfaces provide vastly different experiences. We're going to take a look at some of the similarities and differences between the two and hopefully help you decide which one (or both) is the right fit for your project.

Spooky Jack-O-Lantern TV

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It’s almost that time of year. The best time of year. Halloween! Even if you aren’t a Brooklyn Nine-Nine fan, Halloween is still the best holiday. It allows for a lot more creativity when decorating than some other holidays (looking at you, Christmas… all those houses look the same!). Just like last week we’re bringing […]