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DIY Bed Frame with Storage

I moved to a smaller apartment and I needed more storage space. Bed takes a lot of space that is not too useful for much else than laying in a coma and hallucinating vividly. So, I decided to utilize this wasted space by designing and building a wooden storage bed frame with plenty of storage underneath.

This article is about the design and build of my IKEA Hack woodworking project: DIY storage bed frame with bookshelves on the sides, a 6-drawer dresser in the end and plenty of usable space underneath.

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Audi A3 Number plate LED’s

Xenon-lights in the front and 200 year old filament technology in the back.

Car’s incandescent number plate bulbs have a short life-span, they are annoying to change and after a while impossible when the soft mounting screws start to rust.

In this article we go about changing the lights to modern LED-ones and getting rid of the number plate light warning that follows.

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DIY Cranberry Wine

Finland is known for its alcoholism. I decided to celebrate that fact by making traditional Finnish drink “Vappukilju”, translating roughly as “strong home-made brew for first of May”.

Kilju is illegal to make here but adding some sort of fruit makes it technically wine and okay. So, with a little help from my friend, we made some “cranberry wine” with a little twist.

Quest for cheap booze

The mission was to make something that tastes good, is relatively cheap, ferments fast and most important – is strong!

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The LiveLight Project

People around the world have been building their own versions of the Philips Ambilight system for their home cinema, usually connected to a computer via USB or serial.

I started developing my own version and after months of designing and testing I was ready to publish my prototype: The LiveLight USB Interface.
Project soon got a lots of interest on forums and related websites. The LiveLight Project was born.


Video of LiveLight system in operation.

You are now reading projects official page in which you will find all the info you need to build a fully configurable ambient lighting system for your Home Cinema or PC!

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