If you have a home electronics lab and build your own circuit projects, you may have searched for cheap and simple enclosure ideas to house your projects. I found possibilities at the dollar store.
Compact fluorescent bulbs are a more efficient way to provide electrical light within homes and other buildings. These bulbs are one of the easiest ways to save money. Despite the benefits, CFLs have a number of negatives as well. Health problems, mercury levels, and hazardous waste management are some of the issues.
What are the pros and cons of yagi antennas? What are the advantages and disadvantages of yagi antennas?
Many people make the mistake of buying a surge protector that gives little or no protection to their expensive electronic equipment. I'll explain what you need.
We often hear about analog and digital in the context of communications, sound recording and consumer electronic devices. But what exactly is the difference? This article explains the mystery
From their humble beginning in 1954 to worldwide applications in 2017, robots and robotics are influencing the world in more ways than you might imagine.
Here is a comparative description and list of differences between lithium ion (li-ion) and nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries.
Hunting for the top handheld or portable digital storage oscilloscopes? This article is written to review a handful of my faves. I'll do my best to list the best priced / featured units, if possible.
Send and receive data through UART communication using this example code and tutorial for dspic30f and dspic33f series micro-controllers.
What are the strengths of Vivaldi antenna designs, and what are the weaknesses of the Vivaldi antenna?
Texting by thinking is the future of smartphones. Will iPhones soon use virtual telepathy to change the world?
Ghost hunters like to implement EMF meters in their investigations but the reasoning behind their use, and the validity of the results, leave something to be desired.
It's predicted that perhaps in 10 years from now complete organs will be printed out from 3D bioprinters. Sounds like science fiction? Read on.
Learn how to import AFL codes in Amibroker. Also, learn how to apply the formula to a candlestick chart and how to run it to get automatic buy/sell signals.
CB's beccame popular during the 1970's. Partly because of the 1973 oil crisis and a nationwide 55 mph speed limit. CB’s were used to help truckers locate stations having fuel and avoiding speed traps
What are the major types of UHF and VHF antennas? What are the benefits of each type of high frequency antenna?
Plex Cloud lets you connect to your Google Drive account, making it possible to add that content to and access that content through your Plex Media Server without having to host it locally.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of log periodic antennas? What are the pros and cons of log periodic antennas?
How can you build your own planar disk antenna? What can you use to build a planar disk antenna at a low cost?
We all know heating and cooling devices are the top power consumers, but what about the other end of the spectrum? These are some home devices you can use without worrying about the power bill.
The Faroe Islanders were disappointed their land did not appear on Google Street View. However, they fought back and with the help of their sheep and sheep-cam they persuaded Google to visit. You can learn about their successful campaign in this article.
Learn how to create your own connectors. This guide handles the basics. It's up to you to create your own variations on this concept.
1950s communication devices were simple, inconvenient, and quite different from those today. I remember people relying mainly on newspapers, mail, radio, television, and movies to get information.
GPS tracking is such a useful technology. In this article, I show you how to make use of it to ensure your family's safety. I also discuss other everyday applications these trackers have.
Are you tired of paying your cable or satellite provider exorbitant amounts of money each month? Are looking to reduce your monthly expenses? Take a look at what cord cutting has been like for us.
The means through which data is transformed from one place to another is called transmission or communication media. There are two categories of transmission media used in computer communications. BOUNDED/GUIDED MEDIA UNBOUNDED/UNGUIDED MEDIA ...
Git has become the version control system of choice for most software developers, but do we really understand it well enough to use it effectively? You may be your own worst enemy and don't know it.
Common issues with Anker PowerCore chargers include issues powering up the charger, charging connected devices, not understanding the meaning of the LED lights on the device, and more.
When working with cables, finding out what each one does isn't always clear and knowing what's needed is even harder. Here is a quick guide to what common cables do and visual references to find them.
What is the UWB frequency range? What are the best ultrawide band antennas? Which applications call for a UWB antenna?
The battery of choice when it just has to work! Even today, Ni-Cd batteries remain among the best that money can buy when you absolutely need something powerful, reliable and worry free.
There are distinct advantages and disadvantages of UHF radios. However, UHF radio is not a stagnant technology.
Looking for a good and cheap Tripod setup for photo and video? Here are six options from $25 to under $50 and $100.
Aviation has developed hugely from the simple mechanically-operated Wright Flyer to the modern fly-by-wire, electronically controlled machines filling our skies. This has led to a shift in the skill requirement of pilots from hands-on flying ability to systems management and computer operation. Pilot training has been slow to keep pace, potentially contributing to accidents.
Arduino is an open source hardware/software programming platform based around Atmel microcontrollers. Arduino boards with their analog and digital inputs are ideal for artists and electronic hobbyists
Discover how augmented reality and virtual reality may continue to change the world in 2018. AR and VR are just getting started.
Explained in this hub are two different audio setups. This article focuses on recording audio to use in video game commentaries, with an in depth look at how to record your commentary separately.
This article walks you through the steps to enable remote access on your Plex Media Server. This article gives these steps in detail for how to enable remote access on a Netgear router.
Today I received my new Case Logic camera case (SLRC-206 model). This particular model is a backpack style with many innovative features including a drop-resistant hammock, laptop compartment & more.
To write better computer "how to" instructions or procedures, first put yourself in the user's shoes. Use the simple "given-new" formula to guide your readers safely and quickly through each process.
Protecting a word document is easy. But did you know that you can password protect a text file? Learn how to encrypt a .txt file with the help of this step-by-step guide. While one can’t encrypt a text file, one can surely take the help of a software program to save it in a password protected container.
Learn the basics of generating PWM from the dspic30f and dspic33f series micro-controllers. See how you can configure its PWM module to get your desired PWM output.
Nuisance calls are worse than annoying. Scammers target vulnerable people and make them afraid to answer their phone. You need a strategy to deal with these conmen. Here are some ways to cope with these calls.
A 3D printing technology known as CLIP was announced at a TED conference in Vancouver and is now available in the United States. The printed object is created in a pool of liquid resin.
Learn how you can use the internal ADC module of the dspic30f and dspic33f series micro-controller in your projects. ADC example code provided.
Geographic Information Systems are making their way into every profession and field of study. This technology is a powerful tool which allows us to manipulate data and do things that would have otherwise been impossible.
3D printing is an exciting and useful technology. 3D printers are becoming more affordable and some are suitable for home use. A 3D pen is also available.
You don’t need to be a professional orator to talk into a microphone but knowing how to use it is very important — that is, if you want your audience to understand what you’re saying. Check out these tips on microphones and how to use them.
It's hard to avoid mentions of Grammarly and all the services they provide to enable you to write more effectively. But is Grammarly all it claims to be?
There are various types of batteries on the market today. Different sizes, different technology, different voltages, rechargeable, and single-use disposables. So how do you know which to use? This guide covers lithium ion, nickel metal hydride (NiMh), nickel cadmium(NiCd), zinc carbon and alkaline
Digital technology has revolutionized the modern world. Although many of the changes it has brought could be described as positive, this article lists some of the downsides.
You probably see fire hydrants of different colors every single day and may have wondered what the colors mean. Well each color has a meaning of its own.
3D printers have many exciting uses as well as present and potential medical applications. They may eventually print human organs and revolutionize medical treatment.
Dish Vs DirecTV. Which is the better value? Which has the cheapest add-on packages? Is the Hopper 3 better than the Genie" Which service is cheapest? Here are all the answers.
This Arduino tutorial will explain the benefits/features of the hardware, practical applications and how to use them in software. See why these simple boards are often better than their pricier kin!
Intel researchers say the computers of the future will be just chips that will process their data through the internet itself, without the use of hardware, such as video card, RAM, HD and processor.
Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to make your very own Let's Play! series? This is everything you need to know to create your first episode.
I still have my father's Vintage Webster-Chicago recorder that uses magnetic steel wire reels. Hear it play in my video.
In this tutorial, we will walk through all the processes involved for transforming an idea into a simple tangible object—a mounted coat hanger. We will use Solidworks to design this part.
Augmented reality in newspapers is the apparent appearance of a video or other digital content on a newspaper page. AR could add very useful features to printed media.
How can you use a 400-1000 MHz LP antenna? What are the performance considerations for 400 MHz log periodic antennas?
The internet can help you find out about the people and places in old photographs. Antique sepia photos can tell you a lot about earlier times. Here are some tips on how to use internet searches to aid your investigation.
Have all the files & folders in the SD card suddenly became shortcuts once you connect it to your computer? Learn how to solve the problem step by step.
The Disc Genie, a supposedly award-winning "AS SEEN ON TV" product, promises that it can repair "Up to 100 Game Discs, DVDs, and CDs." But does the Disc Genie actually work? Let's find out!
Don't waste money buying music that you already own. Preserve your record collection using this proven workflow for converting vinyl LPs to MP3 or M4A (AAC) digital format for use in iTunes.