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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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How Garage Doors Are Made

I’m going to either replace or restore the 16-year-old metal garage door at our new-to-us home pretty soon. And in doing so, I set out to do some research around polishing vs. painting, metal vs. wood, and so forth. Garage doors aren’t cheap, so I’m leaning towards a restoration job. …

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The RYOBI Modular Garage Door Opener

After living with an obnoxiously loud chain drive garage door opener for eight years, we just replaced our opener with an amazingly quiet belt drive. But wouldn’t ya’ know it… this thing comes out a month later, and I want one! Call it the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of garage door …

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Retractable Screens for Your Garage

Here in Florida, mosquitoes are rampant but even worse are those *%&$#! noseeums (a.k.a. sandflies). They’re awful and leave you swatting and dancing around like your bladder is about to burst. Oh, and love bugs… absolutely zero love there whatsoever. So when we were considering options to build out our own GarageSpot …

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