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A Retro Toy Hack That Can Open Most Garages

Short post, but I saw this video from one of my YouTube faves, Veritasium, where they hack a retro Mattel instant messaging toy for little girls, called IM me, to open garages when they don’t use rolling code tech. Interesting, nerdy, and a little disconcerting but not THAT easy to pull-off. …

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The One-Handed Broadcast Spreader

Late spring, early summer means fertilizer time for many of us. And for those with smaller yards, a push broadcast spreader is just too much. Handheld spreaders are a better choice but can be a real pain to operate—two hands are needed to operate the manual crank, which tends to jam …

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A Holster for Your Cordless Tools

A while back, when the wife and I were remodeling our house, I was hanging a new ceiling fan and dropped my cordless drill six-feet down onto a freshly refinished wood floor—the built-in belt clip on the drill slipped off of my jeans pocket. Needless to say, she created a few new …

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