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DIY: Arduino RGB LED Infinity Mirror

Arduino-controlled RGB LED infinity mirror.

For complete directions on how to build one, including a parts list, Arduino code, and circuit diagram, see the directions on Instructables:

Siri Proxy + Raspberry Pi = Get Siri to open your Garage Door [HD 3D]

Siriproxy running on my Raspberry Pi, along with wiringPi to access a relay attached to the garage door system.
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Setting up a Wi-Fi network should be an easy prospect, shouldn’t it? I mean, a house is a closed-in box, and you’d think when you place a device that transmits wireless signals in all directions that achieving a perfect signal everywhere in the house would be insanely easy.

Well, that’s not exactly the case. There are a lot of things that can cause problems with a Wi-Fi signal, and a house is full of them. There are walls made of all different materials, blocks of masonry, electronic devices creating both inductive noise and emitting frequencies of all sorts. If you don’t carefully plan the placement of your router, taking into account all of those factors, you may not get the pristine wireless Internet signal that you deserve.

We’ve covered a few wireless issues before here at MakeUseOf. In March, Danny wrote about why wireless Internet is the future. In May, Erez wrote about new wireless printers hitting the market. It isn’t difficult to see just how important it is these days to be wireless ()

DIY: Nokia Lumia 800 Wireless Charging Mod

Modding a Lumia 800 to accept wireless charging.

Tutorial for Disassembly/Reassembly:

Parts sourced from eBay
Filmed on Canon 5D mk2
Wallpaper from /r/gaming
Wallpaper author site:

reaDIYmate - real-time remote control over the Internet

A Kinetic Sculpture and a Paper Toy are controlled simultaneously and in real-time through the web using an iPhone accelerometer.

reaDIYmates are fun companions that you assemble in 10 minutes and connect to your digital life. This is one of their many features.

(vía Times New Geek; by reaDIYmate)

DIY: USB Password Generator

A do-it-yourself USB dongle that types a password every time it’s attached. New password can be generated by tabbing caps lock. Details in my blog:

Instead of relying on pseudo-random numbers, the ATtiny85 inside the gadget uses keypress delays to achieve true randomness. Full project, schematics and source code are available in the blog.

(vía Times New Geek)

DIY: Tardis Phone Charging Station

Do you ever sit back in your cube, listening to the hum of fluorescent lights and the low rumble of keyboards clacking away in the distance, wondering how you can take your geek cred to the next level? Well, I’m pretty sure that a handmade TARDIS phone charging station would do the trick!

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