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Finding the Center of a Circle

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It seems like a pretty simple task, doesn't it? I bet a lot of people (myself included) are confident that they can eyeball a good center point. But eyeballing isn't exact and sometimes you need to be exact. So how does one find an exact center on an existing circle? It's actually not very difficult and there are multiple ways to do it. Here are a few of the simplest methods.

Light-up Jack O’ Lantern Totem

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It’s almost time for everyone’s favorite holiday. No, not Christmas. I’m talking about Halloween! The one day of the year that it’s socially acceptable to dress in ridiculous costumes and collect exorbitant amounts of candy from strangers. The only thing more fun than going out on Halloween is decorating for it. Whether you like to […]

Choosing the Right Wires For Your Project

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One of the most confusing parts of electronic work is choosing the right wires. If they're too thin, they may not be providing enough power. If they're too thick, they may be taking up precious real estate if you have a densely-packed project. Figuring out the right wires to use also involves a fair amount of math. Let's hope you were paying attention in algebra.

Let’s Upgrade To A Sci-Fi Man Cave

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Have you been thinking about upgrading your man cave? There are so many options out there that it can be hard to decide what you want to do. Instructables user Lance70 turned his old man cave into a flashy new sci-fi space station using only plexi glass, medium-density fiberglass panels, framing wood, and some LED […]

What’s The Best Battery For My Project?

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While we are still a long way from rogue artificial intelligence enslaving the human race (at least I hope we are), the necessity for batteries remains largely the same. Batteries power most things in our lives. Phones, watches, cars, tools- all of these things are powered in some part by batteries.

Plug Your Headphones Right Into Your Desk

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Headphone jack. 3.5 mm. Aux port. It has many names, but serves one very important purpose. It delivers audio from our devices to our ears. If you frequently use your headphones from your computer, as a gamer or editor for example, your audio jack may not always be in the best spot. Maybe it’s at […]

Choosing the Right Soldering Tip

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Soldering is probably a lot older than you'd think. It dates back to at least 3,000 B.C. where the Sumer people of Mesopotamia used soldering to assemble their swords. Historically, soldering was used mainly for jewelry, cookware, and stained glass. Today it is widely used in electrical work and electronics.

Gorgeous Homemade Guitar Pedal Board

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So, you’re a guitarist right? That probably means you have at least a couple of effects pedals. Sure it’s simple enough to pack and unpack, plug and unplug each time you use them, but wouldn’t it be great if you just didn’t have to? That’s where a pedalboard comes in! If you aren’t familiar with […]

How to Find the Studs in Your Wall Without a Stud Finder

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So, you want to hang that new family photo in the living room, or set up that fancy mirror you got for a steal at your neighbor's garage sale. If the picture frame is light enough, you can probably get away with hanging it wherever it looks good, but most of the time you're going to need to find a stud. And no, I don't mean a tall, dark, handsome man who can solve all of your household problems with a Colgate smile. I'm talking about the vertical wood framing that holds up your entire house.

Grow Produce Indoors Year-round with an Aquaponics System

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First off, no that is NOT what we are growing here (yet)! Hydroponics is a plant-growing method that eschews soil for nutrient-filled water. The water can be infused with artificial fertilizers, or it can be a natural miniature ecosystem where fish thrive off the roots and vice-versa. Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers can be relatively […]