Building Lego’s Gigantic Motorized Excavator Is Easily My Greatest Accomplishment

 Posted by on 2016-10-07 at 19:18  diy, lego, Reblog  Comments Off on Building Lego’s Gigantic Motorized Excavator Is Easily My Greatest Accomplishment
Oct 072016
 

When you’re a kid, building a Lego fortress that can withstand attacks from G.I. Joe and Transformers is a real accomplishment. As an adult, you need a bigger challenge, and that’s what Lego’s 3,929-piece Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator set provides.

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How-To: Splice Wire to NASA Standards

 Posted by on 2016-08-05 at 09:30  diy, electronics, nasa, Reblog  Comments Off on How-To: Splice Wire to NASA Standards
Aug 052016
 


Some commenters on my post about using a washer as a soldering aid noticed my sloppy splicing technique and were kind enough to educate me about the so-called “Western Union splice,” aka the “Lineman’s splice,” which is the preferred method for twisting solid-core wire leads toge

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The Star Wars Theme Played on Floppy Drives is Glorious

 Posted by on 2016-07-10 at 00:13  diy, linux, music, raspberry pi, Reblog, star wars, tech, wtf  Comments Off on The Star Wars Theme Played on Floppy Drives is Glorious
Jul 102016
 


In 2011, a university student in Poland named Pawe? Zadro?niak hooked up two floppy disk drives and started making music. Five years later, he’s assembled a full symphony.

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How to Build Your First Amplifier

 Posted by on 2016-06-12 at 18:09  diy, electronics, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on How to Build Your First Amplifier
Jun 122016
 

In this tutorial we are going to build an amplifier circuit. We are going to accomplish this via the venerable LM386 integrated circuit (IC) operational amplifier (Op Amp). Depending on which one your electronics store has the output will be about 700–1000 mW, or about 1 Watt.

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Watch how to make a plasma ball out of a light bulb

 Posted by on 2016-06-11 at 01:58  diy, electronics, maker, plasma ball, Reblog, science, tech, tesla, tesla coil  Comments Off on Watch how to make a plasma ball out of a light bulb
Jun 112016
 

If you’ve ever had aspirations to become a mad scientist, or just look like one, you not only need an impressive lab, but also fun and interesting gadgets to display. One such scientific-looking artifact is a plasma globe.

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The Power of Going It Alone

 Posted by on 2016-05-17 at 00:52  diy, happiness, productivity, psychology, Reblog  Comments Off on The Power of Going It Alone
May 172016
 


I like doing things alone—eating dinner, playing games, seeing movies—but for some, the idea seems depressing, sad, or only for people with no one to be with. That’s nonsense. Doing things alone develops self-sufficiency, gives you time for honest reflection, and, forces you to learn to like yourself a little—or at least figure out why you don’t.

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A Ridiculously Long List Of Easy DIY Projects To Try This Spring

 Posted by on 2016-04-14 at 22:57  craft, diy, home, Reblog  Comments Off on A Ridiculously Long List Of Easy DIY Projects To Try This Spring
Apr 142016
 

This spring, channel your creative side with these totally easy DIY projects. From DIY life hacks to home decor ideas, we rounded up some of our favorite tutorials so you can get your craft on! Bottles of wine are brought out to celebrate, unwind and dine lavishly.

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