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Copycat McDonald's Apple Pies

Apple pie is a delicious treat, but it can be quite messy. McDonald's remedied this problem by making single-serve apple pies, warm goodness in a cardboard cuff. These would be great to pack into a kid's school lunch, or to eat warm for breakfast or dessert. No matter the occasion, these pies are sure to please.

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Hey, how you doing ?Here's a shelf that one can fit anywhere without spending much time.Well, Escamotable is a French word meaning "foldable". Yep, it means that this shelf is a foldable shelf. It began life as an elegant solution to a common problem of urban living. Realizing the limits of my cramped downtown studio apartment, I sat out to create a stylish, high-quality, and versatile shelving system that would be functional while occupyin......
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Boot Projectors

I got invited to the Bangkok Mini-Maker Faire. My usual wearables are not really suitable for a family event so I had to come up with something small enough to fit in my luggage and simple enough I could make it with only a few days notice and no time to troubleshoot. So this does not really count as a build- it was more of a last minute hack. The effect looks really good even if actually knowing how simple it is takes away from it a bit.No......
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Automatic Gardening System with NodeMCU and Blynk, the "ArduFarmBot 2"

Some time ago, we published here a similar project: "ArduFarmBot: Controlling a Tomato Home Farm using Arduino and IoT". On this new version, the ArduFarmBot 2, the main specification of the original project will be kept. We will develop a fully automated Gardening System based on NodeMCU ESP8266 and an IoT app, the BLYNK. Basically, information from a plantation will be captured, temperature and humidity, both from air and soil. Based on t......
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Repairing Environmental Damage to Glass Solar Cells

These are more of the solar lights I gather from my neighbor’s waste bin after being tossed in the garbage when the lights have stopped working. As usual the ones that only need minor repairs, I repair, and the ones that need major work I strip for parts and reverse engineer the circuit boards. Just like the polymer solar cells, some of the glass solar cells suffer from environmental damage.Soldering new leads onto glass solar cells can be ......
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Upcycling a Christmas Tree Into a Key Hanger

You will need the part of the Christmas tree where the branches join the trunk, apparently it’s called a whorl and that’s the name we’re going to use for it. An average 2m (7 feet) high Spruce tree has about 4 whorls, you need to chose the ones that have at least 5 branches, the top one, usually, only has four and the bottom one may be too thick, but there will be at least two usable whorls on every Christmas tree.Grab your favorite saw......
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Wooden Gladius Swords

I started by re-sawing some flooring using a bandsaw. Because the blade width is less than 2", you could cut these down with most any table saw as well. I chose to make the core out of the jatoba, about 1/4' wide, and the exterior out of hickory, at about 1/16". It definitely helps to make the exterior as thin as possible. My preferred method is to build everything around the width of the blade, creating a long tang that will eventually fit......
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Colloidal Silver Generator

Here is the parts list: For the magnetic stirrer:1-Hammond 1591ESBK ABS Project Box Black, 7.5 x 4.3 x 2.2 Inch, from Amazon, $7.311-Generic Low Voltage Dc 1.8v 3v 5v 6v 12v 2a Motor Speed Controller Pwm from Amazon, $3.571-4 inch computer fan1-12 volt power supply1-1 1/4 inch 1 inch PVC2-small rare earth magnets5-pieces of velcro, approximately 1” square or rectangular to hold the fan in the box.2pcs 1 inch B25 magnetic stirrer bar stir mi......
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How to Fold an Origami Triforce from The Legend of Zelda

For this tutorial I’m using yellow and white paper as you can see from the photos. First, lay the paper white side up and valley fold and unfold the paper horizontally, creating a crease in the middle. Next, fold the top and bottom edges to the middle crease and then unfold. After that, do the same three folds vertically, but this time try and only crease to the previous folds, making what you would call a mark fold. As you can see I’m high......
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