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Ever been stuck in the dark with a dead flashlight? I have. What I do recall is having every size and style of battery but the one that the flashlight needed.  Panasonic has a new flashlight that will make it almost impossible to be without the right battery. The “Panasonic Any Battery Light will run on any combination of D, C, AA, or AAA.  You can fill the Any Battery Light with batteries or run it on just one AAA.  Pretty...

Christmas Tree Delivered

So much for the tradition of hopping in the car, picking a tree, cutting it down, and hauling it home for Christmas. Oh Amazon, you know no boundaries.

This year you can pre-order your Christmas tree from now until November 19th, heck you can even pick between a fraser fir , a balsam fir, or a black hill spruce. Price is about $100 which is more expensive than most local tree farms, but hey, the deliver it to your door!

Amazon Hallmark Real Christmas Tree Delivery

CrowPi_Diagram

If you have wanted to start tinkering with the tiny Raspberry Pi mini computers, this kit will make things easier and much neater. This tiny briefcase comes loaded with a 7-inch touchscreen, a camera, power circuit, vibration motor, matrix LED, buzzer, sound sensor, ultrasonic sensor, tilt sensor, servo interface, RFID module, and tons of other bits and pieces. More details and video of the Elecrow SES14004K Crowpi Advanced Kit after the break. (more…)


My two main gripes about RC drones are around battery life and wireless range. Even the new DJI’s with all of their improvements in battery life and range, still have me wrapping up flights in under 30 minutes. If the tech keeps improving I may not have to wait too much longer. Fingers crossed.

Or… I could buy a Parrot DISCO today – swap out some batteries and mod the wireless signal to work over the 4G LTE cellular network. That means, flight times over an hour with range only limited by battery life and cellular signals. The mod is from UAVPAL and can be found here.

This good looking mouse and rat trap is from New Zealand. It is called the Goodnature A24 and it kills mice and rats without poisons or traps that you have to touch to reset. The video below does a great job showing how it works. The Goodnature A24 has some irresistible bait that draws the mouse/rat in and then a CO2 cartridge powers a neck snapping blow when they insert their...

DIY-Build-Your-Own-Casket-Kit

I tell yah, Amazon really does sell just about everything. They even sell a wooden casket that you assemble yourself, and this one actually makes sense to me. Personally, I don’t want a bunch of money spent on a box for my remains. Not to mention, most of the caskets out there today are made with treated woods and toxic adhesives. Not this Biodegradable Pine Casket ($400).

This DIY  pine casket comes with everything you need to assemble a non-toxic, biodegradable, glue-less, casket. All you need is a screwdriver and a few minutes. It even comes with functional rope handles. Just don’t plan on burying anyone over 6′ as the dimensions are 6′ 0″ x 22″ x 12″.

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Trying to hang multiple framed pictures together on a wall sucks. Trying to line them up perfectly is a bit maddening. I tend to prefer eyeballing them instead of measuring. With that said, trying to line up a new nail with the frame hanger is tougher than you would think. Enter this easy hanger gadget. This simple, and inexpensive ($8), gadget makes placing the hole in the...

Posted on May 29 2018 - 11:13am by Pete M
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MTM AC4C Ammo Crate 4-Can

Ammo cans are great for storing stuff (not just ammo). Great for the garage, shop, back of the truck or UTV, heck… even handy in the kitchen. The metal ammo cans tend to look a bit too military for some folks, and they tend to rust a bit. Time for an upgrade. Read on for more details… (more…)

Posted on May 24 2018 - 7:10am by Craig
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The taste of a “true” free range chicken egg is much better than what we typically get at the grocery store. The yolk is a darker, deeper yellow and stands up in the pan. Once you have had a good egg it makes it tough to eat the sad, pale, inexpensive eggs that most folks purchase. Don’t take my word for it, buy four chickens, this chicken coop and let your hens roam the yard and eat feed and bugs. This chicken coop is easy to assemble,...

Opening Hotel Door With Paper Menu Video

Look at that fortified hotel door. Digital locks, deadbolt, and a safety latch. Feel safe? Don’t, this guy opens both locks in under 30-seconds with a paper pizza menu. Video after the break. (more…)