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Capturing beautiful shots of lightening in action is challenging. This DIY trigger uses the lighting itself as a photo trigger ensuring you’ll never miss your shot.

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If you’re trying to cut down on the power your home server is sucking down, this DIY power supply unit coupled with a low-power motherboard can bring your server power consumption down to netbook levels.

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Wireless is really convenient until you drop your connection or get really low speeds. Thanks to DD-WRT, it’s easier than ever to extend your home networks range with a few simple tweaks and a spare router.

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Wireless is everywhere and routers are the force that makes it happen, so why not supercharge yours to take proper advantage of it? DD-WRT will let you boost your router’s range, add features, and more.

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If you’ve been dissapointed with the performance of commercially available hard drive docks (and more than a few people have) this spartan DIY solution removes the bottlenecks most commercial docks are crippled by.

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If you’ve been dabbling in DIY electronics projects but you’re not so excited about keeping strong acids around to etch your circuit boards, this simple DIY recipe uses common household chemicals in lieu of strong acid.

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Anyone who says that the centuries old game of Chess cannot be improved upon has obviously never played with a glowing chess board. Today we take a look at a cheap glass chess set modded to glow from within.

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Electronics projects that have real world (and showing off to your friends) potential are the most fun; today we take a look at a clever FM bug design hidden in a mint container.

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Whether you’re making a new electronics project or trying to add definition to an old piece, you can use a simple crayon to make etched logos and text pop.

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Most people are in the habit of jiggling their mouse or tapping their keyboard when they want to wake their monitor. This clever electronics hack adds a sensor to your computer for motion-based monitor activation.

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If you’re looking for a versatile battery booster, this DIY 3-in-1 solar/usb/wall current charger known as the MightyMintyBoost will top of your phone, mp3 player, and other gadgets with ease.

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If you’ve been longing for some of that sweet ambient lighting found in higher end HDTV setups, long no more. This DIY electronics guide will show you how to add custom and quick-responding ambient lighting to your comp...

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If you’re looking for a fun electronics project to hone your tinkering skills with, this fun project guide shows you how to build a Clapper to control gear around your house.

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If you’ve ever wished that you could get notification upon the delivery of your physical mail (just like you do with your email) then this hack is for you. Turn a wireless doorbell into a snail mail indicator.

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It’s Christmas Eve and if you’re lucky you’ve got some time off ahead of you. Let’s put that time to good use with some holiday-centered geeking out. Come on in for LEGO ornaments, Darth Vader snow flakes, and Christmas light hacks galore.

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Are you still using your service provider’s DNS servers? You might have heard about Comcast’s DNS servers dying and taking down the internet for anybody not using the more reliable OpenDNS or Google DNS. Here’s how to set it up on your Verizon FIOS router for every device on your network.

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If you’ve just switched to Verizon FIOS and they’ve installed the new router in your house, there’s just one problem: it’s set to use lousy WEP encryption by default, instead of the much more secure WPA2. Here’s how to fix it.

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Just because you don’t get much playtime out of your PlayStation 2 doesn’t mean you have to eat the price of all those expensive peripherals. Hook them up to your computer.

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Have you ever tried to login to your Verizon FIOS router, only to find out that you’ve got no idea what the password is? Here’s how to reset the password to the factory defaults and get access to your router again.

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We have previously covered how to set up a PPTP VPN Server using Debian Linux here on Sysadmin Geek, however if you are already utilizing a DD-WRT firmware based router in your network then you can easily configure your router to act as the PPTP VPN Server.

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There are numerous ways to block advertisements in your browser, but what if you could block them on the router? Here’s how to use the DD-WRT firmware and deliberate “DNS poisoning” to block ads for every device on your network.

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Are you confused by the barrage of video cables available today?  Let’s take a look at the most important video cables today, HDMI and DVI, and see what’s the differences between the two.

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Got a ton of USB drives and devices that you want to plug into your PC? Here’s a crazy hub over at ThinkGeek that supports up to 24.

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I’ve been planning on upgrading my home desktop setup with some new, bigger monitors, and I came across this deal over on Newegg which seems like a really great deal—and I figured I’d share it with you, the readers, to get your opinion.

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