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Mix Patterns Effectively By Picking One As A Focal Point

Whether you’re mixing patterns on your clothing or in your apartment, there are a few key guidelines to follow. Apartment Therapy recommends picking one out as a focal point to mix patterns effectively.


Build An Intruder Detector With A Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a great little computer to use for a home surveillance system, but most of the projects we’ve seen have been a bit more advanced. Bitreactive put together a guide for a simple Raspberry Pi alarm that detects motion and sends you an SMS if something happens.


The Seven Easiest Vegetables To Grow For Beginner Gardeners

You don’t need a green thumb to grow fresh vegetables right in your backyard or balcony. Whether you’re a gardening novice or just want to start a vegetable garden with the least amount of time and effort, here are the top (almost) foolproof vegetables to grow.


Build A Universal Smart Remote Control With An Arduino

Universal remotes are great but often rather pricey. If you want to make your own, Make shows you how to use an Arduino Yun to make a smart remote control you can control from any web browser.


Make A Motion-Triggered Night Light For Under The Bed

If you’re tired of bumping into things when you get out of bed in the middle of the night, this DIY project may be for you. LEDs mounted under the bed turn on when you get up or approach the bed, but only if the room is dark.


Keep Cats Off The Counter With A 'Yes' For Every 'No'

Cats love to jump up on to things. If you’re having trouble keeping your cats off certain places, you have to train them by positively reinforcing a “yes” area for every “no” area.


Use The Right Light Bulb To Find The Best Paint Colour For Your Walls

Choosing the right paint colour can be tricky, and lighting can change the results. Apartment Therapy explains how different types of light bulbs can affect the way your paint looks.


Plan Your Kid's Outfits Ahead Of Time With Printable Daily Dividers

Getting all of your kids out the door in the morning can be hectic. Save some time in the morning by having your kid’s outfits planned ahead of time and organised with these dividers.


The Easiest Way To Cleanly Slice A Pie

The first slice of pie is always a mess. It’s difficult to get out and usually looks awful when you do. There’s an easy fix: Make the first slice a tiny “sacrificial” slice. That first sliver will give you enough of an opening to cut additional slices cleanly and get a knife or tool under so you can remove it easily.


Build Some Fans Into Your Entertainment Centre For Better Cooling

Entertainment cabinets are great for housing your media hardware, but those cupboards can get pretty hot. In this video, LinusTechTips shows us how to install custom cooling in your entertainment centre.