Forest Cabin DIY LoJacks Madden to Coach Indy Memes – WIRed #81

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It’s time for Episode 81 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses simple Spanish forest cabins, DIY Lo Jacks for your car, using Madden to get a job, and celebrating the indies! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Forest Cabin DIY LoJacks Madden to Coach Indy Memes – WIRed #81”

Gadget Has No AC Adapter? MAKE YOUR OWN!

Question everyone: Do you happen to still own any electronics and/or gadgets that are ONLY battery-powered? If you do, it sure does suck when you get to a point with those devices when the batteries are dead, you have no replacements, and there’s an opportunity for AC power, BUT your device has NO AC power input! OH NOES!!11!! No worries, though, you could always try to convert them to run on the grid by building a fake battery pack and hooking it up to an AC power adapter…. Continue reading “Gadget Has No AC Adapter? MAKE YOUR OWN!”

San Fran Arena with DIY Speakers Ends the Power, SERIOUSLY! – WIRed #24

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…also, Pearl Harbor Day, “Man of Steel,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and ALL THE THINGS!!

This week on WIRed, a new community arena for the Golden State Warriors and San Fran, build you own speakers, the end and final issue of Nintendo Power, and celebrating the WWE’s most awkward lowlights.   Continue reading “San Fran Arena with DIY Speakers Ends the Power, SERIOUSLY! – WIRed #24”

Got Cardboard, Wires & a Cup? Make Your Own Speakers!

https://i0.wp.com/www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FKS/ITB6/HA4LFYJ9/FKSITB6HA4LFYJ9.LARGE.jpg  Do you want some decent-sounding basic speakers on the cheap? Well, if you have happen to have a soldering iron, coated copper magnet wire, spare wires, a paper cup, a standard 3.5mm headphone plug, and assorted paper and cardboard scraps, you can build that basic set of speaker yourself. From scratch. FOR FREE (should you have those aforementioned items just lying around; like I would – I like tinkering with things)!

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DIY Portable Wind Turbine to Power Gadgets While Camping; Make Many More to Power Your House…

Have you ever thought to yourself: “you know what, I wish I could have my own portable, take-anywhere-with-me wind turbine to charge my low power electronic devices”. Well my friends (and if your though was just a oddly specific as that), Instructables user ineverfinishanyth (clever name, by the way) was looking for a way to power his gadgets while he went on camping trips, so he decided to build his own portable turbine that weighs only 16 ounces.  Hurrah to free, clean, and green energy!

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Hack a Desk Lamp into a Webcam Mount

Have I mentioned about how much I love Instructables?  Have I also mentioned how much I love Lifehacker?  Well, let the lovefest continue.   In the near future, I wish to re-purpose a 3-year old Fujifilm digital camera of mine that I don’t use as much anymore (thank you Android smartphone; Samsung Epic 4G, if you’re curious) into a adjustable/mounted camera should I ever wish to film my … Continue reading Hack a Desk Lamp into a Webcam Mount

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The $1 Smartphone Projector

If you keep track of tech or just happen upon a projector at your local store or newspaper ad, you’ll notice how expensive they can be.  If you’re thinking about creating your own projector for, of all things, your smartphone on the cheap, then Instructables user “iamaledgend” has a little project for you to take a peek at. You’ll need the following items: a magnifying … Continue reading The $1 Smartphone Projector

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Autodesk aquires DIY site Instructables

+ Is “intrigued” a color? If it is, COLOR ME THAT!! I don’t care if it clashes with my t-shirt! I think is a slightly darker hue of turquoise. Or not….I don’t really know. Ramblings aside, I personally enjoy re-purposing and/or upgrading older items I either find or currently own, so I often frequent the do-it-yourself website Instructables for some tips on doing such things. … Continue reading Autodesk aquires DIY site Instructables

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