Monthly Archives: October 2013

Want to make your own RC plane

Make is having a series of video tutorials on how to do it.  Check it out and build your own below. http://makezine.com/2013/07/09/make-takes-off-with-maker-hangar/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=%24%7Bfeed%7D&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+%24%7Bmakezineonline%7D+%28%24%7BMAKE%7D%29&utm_content=%24%7BGoogleReader%7D

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4 Free To Play MMORPGs

Good article on 4 free to play MMORPGs.  If you want to get out of WOW costs.  Not sure if I will try one of these or not yet. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-free-to-play-mmorpgs-that-are-worth-getting-hooked-on/

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Cheap alternative for EL wire

Good idea, just use a plastic tube and put LED’s on the ends. http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Alternative-for-EL-Wire/

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build a dog repellent for your couch

Good write-up on basically building an alarm for furniture to keep dogs off of it via noise (or vibrate at night).  The author uses a Picaxe for the processor, but this could be easily adapted to arduino. http://www.instructables.com/id/Dog-get-off-the-couch/

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How to use an arduino to get distance

Nice write-up on tinkering with an Ultrasonic sensor.  I remember playing with these in the 1990’s, and it was not easy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Distance-Detector-with-a-Buzzer-and-LEDs/

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Build your own dust til dawn sensor

Its a pretty simple circuit.  worth reading if you want to try an automate some remote Halloween decorations. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiring-a-Dusk-to-Dawn-Photocell-Sensor/

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LastPass vs. KeePass: What’s the Best Online Password Management?

I haven’t looked at keepass yet. But this article sounds very promising. And it being open-source helps. http://gizmodo.com/lastpass-vs-keepass-whats-the-best-online-password-m-1452918307

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Truckbed PVC Bike Rack

I like this build, it has to be the smallest PVC bike rack for a truck I have seen yet.  It looks like it would be easy to put in and store somewhere.  Could work for trailers too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Truckbed-Bike-Rack/

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Firefox plugin shows who is spying on you

Interesting plugin called lightbeam that shows who is watching your browser via cookies, scripts, etc etc.  Just downloaded it myself to try out. http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/25/mozilla-lightbeam/?ncid=rss_truncated

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4 free strategy video games

They didn’t mention battle of wesnoth, but I guess thats because its turn based.  Anyways these games look pretty cool, they are opensource so you can help in the building of them too. (Games reviewed in article are: Zero-K, Glest, … Continue reading

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