Upcycled Motherboard Notepad Gift Set

Recently I acquired quite a few old and/or broken motherboards and I decided to make something useful out of them. The desktop computer motherboards were perfect for a notepad covers, the laptop motherboards for coasters and CPUs or graphics chips could be used as key rings . . .

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How to Clean a Throttle Body

Video tutorial on how to clean the throttle body on your vehicle. This is a generic video, so procedure may slightly vary between vehicle makes and models. A majority of engine will be equipped with a rubber intake tube that is held on with a gear clamp. Others may have an air box, filter, etc. There are two types of throttle bodies, cable operated which is shown in the video and electronic/fly by wire that is found on most newer vehicles. ......
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Bottle Opener With Magnetic Top Catcher

My brother in law inspired this project, he has a bottle opener on the wall in his kitchen but every time you open a bottle you have to quickly catch the top or pick it up off the floor. I decided to make something a little better.

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Simple DIY Cutting Board

So pretty much as soon as we could, we found the closest lumberyard and got our butts over there. Side note, we realized that lumberyards are often closed on weekends and evenings, so if you work full time like we do you might want to check their hours before you drive all the way over there *cough* learn from our mistakes *cough*.Walking in, we had a “a whole new wooorrrld” moment. It was amazing, we could have stayed there all day. Litera......
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Homemade DIY Caliper in 30 Minutes!

A vernier caliper uses a vernier scale too achieve greater precision. This Wikipedia article on the vernier scale gives all the information possibly needed, but in short, it is a ruler with an added secondary scale which gives extra precision.- An object is placed between the arms of the caliper, so the arms grip the object.- The 0mm on the secondary scale will line up on or between two increments on the ruler, indicating the d......
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Steady Hand Buzzer Game

Introducing the classic steady hand buzzer game.

Can you guide the loop around the wire shape without hitting the wire!?

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DIY H-Bridge Shield for Arduino With Transistors

Components needed to make the shield-8* NPN transistors (I used some BC 547 and some 2N2222a because I didn't have 8 of either one) 8* 1k ohm resistors (a value close to that should work) Stack Headers (optional) Pin Headers 9V Battery and clip Perf BoardHey, if you want a fun project for determining if your transistor is NPN or PNP please refer to my 'The Transistor Testenator' instructable.ToolsSoldering iron Wire cutte......
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Giant Homemade 16" Disc Sander (for the Lathe)

Giant Homemade 16" Disc Sander (for the Lathe) Vote!Intro: Giant Homemade 16" Disc Sander (for the Lathe)Homemade 16" disk sander for my lathe, 2 tools in 1! The sanding disk is made from doubled up 3/4" plywood mounted to a face plate. The table ... 1 Step 1: Cutting Out the DisksI start by cutting out the pieces for the disks on my table saw, just over 16" square.To trace out the circle, I make my own ......
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Lap Slide Guitar Skate Board

I was able to order all my parts online, here is a list of the parts.Skate Board - Doesn't have to be new but if it is used, make sure it is solid.Guitar BridgeGuitar Nut6 TunersPick up with pots and input jack------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Below will vary with above parts.2 - 1/8 inch x 1 inch Stainless Steel washer (Home depot)2 - #6-32 x 1 inch Stainless Steel Machine......
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Rustic Twine Carrots

Easter is just around the corner and it means spring is coming soon! I love spring, the pastel colors, the sunshine and the warming weather. I also enjoy decorating my little home with Easter/spring decorations. Especially if I can make them economically myself! My goal this year is to have my crafts be mostly made out of supplies I already have lying around the house. Using what I already have is always better. The rustic carrots in today’......
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Giant Outdoor Glow-in-the-Dark Yard Dice

To start off I picked up a 4x4 post from the Home Depot. It was labeled as a "gothic post" and in the fencing area of my store. That is a good price for this project, but why didn't I just use a $3 4x4 post?A quick word on wood. Most cheap 4x4's are actually green wood (in other words, wet wood) and as they let off that moisture they will split and crack. The post I bought was labeled kiln dried wood and should be much more stable in the lo......
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How to Make Amazing Choc Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

If you can look at that picture and tell me you wouldn’t inhale them without hesitation, I’ll know you’re lying! Aren’t these Choc Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen?! Packed with chocolate chips, this crunchy cookie is filled to the brim with creamy vanilla cheesecake. Who are you kidding?! Come on, you know you’re going to…Here is what you will need to make 16 bars. For the Cookie 120g Unsalted B......
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DIY Light Bulb Bugs

Very little is needed for this project, depending on how adventurous you go with it.

You'll need:

- A light bulb

- Wire; I used 1.5mm black aluminium craft wire that is cheap and easy to shape

- Wire cutters

- Round nosed pliers; I used my set of jewellery pliers

- A plan; you can of course follow my plan, or you can make a design completely of your own, but it's important to have the design in mind before you start!

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Cheap Wire Hanger Microphone Stand (No Cutting or Taping Necessary

I'm a YouTuber hoping to get into voice acting, I had a mic, but no way of mounting it, and as an unemployed 18 year old gentleman with no money to spend on a swivel boom, I needed a cheap method. So I searched around for different methods for making one's own mic stand, and I found a few that used wire hangers. These methods were ok, but they needed fine tuning to make them more cost effective and efficient in their design, so I made this!......
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How to Make Blown Easter Eggs

1. 2 eggs

2. A pin (it will be easier to poke a hole if you have a pin with a bead on top of it)

3. A straw

4. A bowl

5.Soapy water

6. Blue, black, and brown acrylic paint

7. Blue paper

8. Elmers glue or hot glue

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Mini Moxon Vise

Hello everyone, in this project I wanna show you how to make a Mini Moxon Vise. I made a video and step by step instruction how to make it. This vise is very cheap and easy to make.

So, let's get started :)


- wood
- screws
- nuts and washers
- leather


- table saw or bandsaw
- optional cnc router
- chisel
- glue
- sandpaper
- knife

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Homemade Gluten Free Pretzels!

You will need:

-3/4 cup of warm water

-1 tbsp of honey

-1 tsp of salt

-1 1/8 tsp active dry yeast

-3/4 cup of oat flour

-1 1/2 cup of gluten free 1 to 1 flour

-2 tbsp of room temperature butter

-5 cups of water

-1/3 cup of baking soda

-Coarse kosher salt for sprinkling at the end

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2x4 Bar Stool

Start by measuring 18" on your first 2x4, make a mark and cut on your miter saw. Do this 4 times. This will be your seat.

Then cut 2 lengths at 26 1/2" This will be your legs

Then cut 3 lengths at 13 1/2" This will be your two bottom slats and top brace

Then cut 3 lengths at 8 1/2" This will be your other two bottom slats and top brace

If it sounds confusing, it'll start to come together as the tutorial goes on.

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PVC Bathroom Shelf

My house is very small. It was built in 1921 and has survived multiple large Southern California earthquakes. It's long history of being a rental in a quake zone has imparted some...quirks into the architecture. There are many impractical built in units that don't really provide adequate storage for anything modern. (Like the shallow cupboard that is built between two studs in the wall, low to the ground - what?!)In my never-ending want to ......
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Ranger Roll a Pair of Pants

Ranger rolling clothes is a good way to make space in your closet. (closet or no closet). Today, I am going to show you how to ranger roll a pair of pants.

First, fold the top part of the pants into a cuff fold.

Original author: kid
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Gas Cooking Protector

We are two Industrial design students from Israel . Well this is what we came up with. It worked for our partner wich is blind from birth, it didn't involve investing in heavy tools, it's cheap and it's simple to create. We hope you like it!

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Grandpa Arthur's Cinmamon Swirl Streusel Bread With Raisins

Dough:3 1/4 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour1/4 cup of powdered milk/dry milk1 1/4 teaspoons of salt1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (more if desired)3 tablespoons of sugar2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast4 tablespoons of butter1 cup of water (heated in the microwave to about 110 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit)Filling:1/4 cup of sugar1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon (more if desired)1/4 cup of raisins (could be mixed in with the dough, although I did n......
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Pimp My Microscope

Hi Everyone,

If you can'´t offer the money to buy a good digital Microscope. Now you can print out my CAD model pimp your cheap Microscope to a digital one with a iPhone 6/6S. If you're good with CAD it's easy to make this Adapter for any Smartphone. At work we had an Microscope (for about 1000$) and this cheap one with the iPhone works better.

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DIY Slingshot

Here’s a project that comes with a liability warning: a child can get hurt, very hurt, using this project. The slingshot is a weapon and should be treated as such. This project is only appropriate for outdoor use, closely supervised by an adult. While young children are more than capable of physically using a slingshot, that doesn’t mean they should. You have to judge your child’s readiness. By building this project, you are accepting r......
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YouTube Subscriber Counter With ESP8266

Follow the official assembly instructions for the Feather Huzzah using female headers (or stacking headers, though you'd have to cut the long legs off) Likewise follow the assembly instructions for your seven-segment FeatherWing display.Before you dive into the code for this project, you should first make sure you've got your Arduino software set up properly to program the board you are using, which in my case involves installing the SiLabs......
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