If You Can't Beat 'Em, Embrace 'Em: How to Decorate Unsightly Cables and Wires

by Miki40

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Embrace 'Em: How to Decorate Unsightly Cables and Wires

Ah...the wireless era! We're almost there, really, but it's taking too long. Why does the back of my desk have to look like an initiation test for a bomb squad?

Is this a gender issue? I mean, do guys find this photo appealing? Even Attractive? (Ed. - absolutely not.

Why did a box filled with electrical cords in our recent garage sale yielded the highest profit in the shortest amount of time?

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How to Take the Mystery Out of Electricity with Amprobe

by DIY Maven

How to Take the Mystery Out of Electricity with Amprobe

Awhile back, the folks at Amprobe offered to set me up with a selection of their residential electrical testing tools. Immediately, I came down with a case of the yips as electricity scares the bejesus out of me. BUT, after taking a few calming breaths, I came to the conclusion that if the Amprobe tools could take some of the mystery out of electricity, then they might help ease my electrophobia. Plus, I know pros. I live with an engineer and...

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DIY Project: Outlet Mounted Charging Pocket.

by Chris Gardner

Cost: free. Recycling Power: Awesome. Creativity: Max.

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Inspired by The Power Shelf (or the Drinn), Sean Michael Ragan from Makezine got moving on making his own outlet-mounted charging station from a shampoo bottle. "Most cell phones are provided with a very basic wall-wart charger, and you usually have to pay extra for a proper charging dock. The bundled charger is often unsightly in use, being just a transformer with a cord strung out to an...

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Caution! Christmas Light Safety Tips.

by Chris Gardner

Caution! Christmas Light Safety Tips.

Whether they're outside, inside, or perhaps a bit of both, Christmas lights are connected to your home circuit, and as with anything, especially those outside, you gots to be safe.

Here's a few tips from Suite101 to keep the fires in the yule logs and the shocks on your face when you open the perfect gift.

•    Leaving lights on while not at home
•    Christmas Tree Advice
•    Extension Cords
•    Stringing lights together
•    Touching a...

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The Solar-Powered Television!?!

by Chris Gardner

Hmmm....Harnessing the power of outside to stay inside?  "A 26-inch solar-powered LCD television that can be powered by a thin-film photovoltaic panel! Sharp’s plan is to distribute the TV and solar module to areas that have no easy access to grid power. The triple-junction thin film solar cell module is the cost effective panel to date that is being mass produced by Sharp.... The television itself is an ultra low-powered LCD screen that uses...

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