Category Archives: Misc-Life

Power wheels fishing cart

The author basically took a power wheels kid car and converted it to be a assisted fishing cart. Nice idea but these kids cars can be a bit underpowered. I have also seen folks adapt these cars to use power … Continue reading

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Convert a RPi zero to a RPi

Basically its a daughter card for the RPi zero that can convert it so it has the full footprint of a RPi. Board runs around $15, so 15 + 10 for the zero (if you can find one) is a … Continue reading

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Cloning a tree

Nice write-up on how to clone a tree to make more of them. Only downside is if the one tree gets sick, they all could. My 2 cents, get 2 trees to start with and mix and match from there. … Continue reading

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Nice breathing light LED build

The author used a simple circuit to make a breathing LED light circle. Could be a nice build for halloween. https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-a-12V-LED-Breathing-Light/

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Make your own light bar

Nice build, the author uses the plastic cardboard, a strip of LED lights, and some rods to make a cheap light bar. I wonder if we could do this even cheaper? Maybe just with scrap wood?  https://www.instructables.com/DIY-LED-TowerBar-Light/

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Convert an old Ryobi charger to inverter

Interesting way to convert a charger (that died) to be an inverter so you can take a ryobi battery and power an a/c device (thought won’t be powering your air compressor). https://hackaday.com/2022/08/23/ryobi-battery-hack-keeps-cpap-running-quietly/

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Interesting build for a automated pet feeder

Nice build overall, just it would need a top to keep the pet from getting into the dispenser. https://www.instructables.com/Simple-and-Easy-Automatic-Pet-Feeder-With-Arduino/

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Nice mod to a simple LED lamp

The author got these neat looking LED lamps, but they used a standard LED, so he got some “flickering” LED’s off the net (seem to run $1 each) and replaced the existing ones with them to give them more cool … Continue reading

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Nice pumpkin build

This build has been making the rounds lately, partly due to its size, and cost (cheap). I just want to know where the heck the guy is going to put it when the season is over. https://www.instructables.com/Oversized-Foam-Jack-o-Lantern/

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Nice jig to prep large reams of paper for a binder

https://www.instructables.com/Paper-Hole-Drill/ Nice jig to use to convert ALOT of paper to go into a 3 ring binder. Most 3 ring binders have the same spacing so this should work with all of them. 10 years ago I would have thought … Continue reading

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