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How To Make Your Wet / Dry Vacuum Filters Last 10x Longer.

Filterpal HD Review

If you own a workshop, have a vehicle, or have had to clean up after a large leak on your home, you have almost certainly used, if not owned a wet / dry vacuum. If you own a wet / dry vacuum that you have used to suck up particulate debris such as wood shaving, saw dust, ash, or drywal dust, then you know how fast it's pleated filter cartridge clogs up and renders the vacuum unusable. I recently purchased a new wet / dry vacuum from a big box store, and wanted to do something to slow down the filter replacment cycle. This is where a company called FilterPal comes in, and in the video below, I review their new FilterPal HD.  [node:read-more:link]

The Workbench: Episode 3 - Installing New LED Shop Lights.

Installing LED workshop lights into my new workspace!

Installing New LED Lighting In Our Workshop!

Work on our new workshop is well on its way to completion, and I have been documenting the whole process for my YouTube channel. Back in October of 2015 I moved into a new (to me) home, and somehow managed to convince my significant other to let me turn the entire two-car garage into a workshop. While this was amazing news, I quickly realized that this endeavor was going to cost me more than I thought. In the first video from the new workshop, Charles installs new energy efficient LED shop lights that were given to us from a company called American Green Lights... Find the full video and more information after the jump!  [node:read-more:link]

FCC Documents Reveal Raspberry Pi 3 Featuring Onboard WiFi and Bluetooth

A New Raspberry Pi With Bluetooth and WiFi Is On The Way

It’s been a year since the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the Raspberry Pi 2, and it looks like the company is preparing to launch the third version of its Model B microcomputer. On February 26, 2016, submitted paperwork to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) for approval of a new model of the Raspberry Pi. In the image above you can see that the board’s silkscreen says “Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2”.  [node:read-more:link]

Particle Prepares Its Electron Cellular-Based Development Board For Release Later This Month!

Particle's Electron Arrives Later This Month

After a year of crowd funding and development, Particle’s Electron development board is nearing release. Earlier this week Particle announced that it has began shipping Electron boards to its Kickstarter backers. Many of you might say, “Big deal, it's just another “Arduino,” but the Electron is way more than just another easy to use development board. Find out more after the jump!  [node:read-more:link]

Protostack Unveils Revised Medium-Sized Prototyping Board


Protostack Unveils Revised Prototyping Board. 


This week, Protostack unveiled the latest revision to its critically acclaimed, medium-sized prototyping PCBs that now allows users to easily work with SMD components, such as 802-sized resistors, capacitors, and LEDs. The new boards feature the same “Breadboard” style layout, but have revised copper traces on the top of the boards as well as updated screen printing.  [node:read-more:link]

PR: PAPAGO! Leading the Way: CES 2016


PR: PAPAGO! Leading the Way: CES 2016

Las Vegas Nevada - PAPAGO! is pleased to announce that we will be showcasing our newest and most popular dash cams at CES 2016. Dash cams are rising in popularity, especially in North America, which has been quite slow in catching on to the trend. Our dash cams not only offer complete coverage of your drive in stunning 1080HD video they also help safeguard from distracted driving by offering such features like Stop and Go, Light Reminder, and Stop Sign Recognition. PAPAGO! initially started out as a software company so they have many years ahead of the competition when it comes to the development of the driver assistance features. [node:read-more:link]


Review: Geko E100 Dashcam


Geko E100 Dashcam Review

In today’s world it is more important than ever before to have as much evidence as possible when reporting vehicle accidents to police and insurance companies, and in recent years we have seen an influx of dash cams to the US market, but they have always been either expensive, or of just too poor quality for the video recordings to be of much help after an accident. In this review we are going to take a look at the new E100 Dashcam from a comapny called Geko, that claims to be a budget-friendly offering that packs a high-end punch! Find out more after the jump!  [node:read-more:link]

Use NirCMD To Change Default Audio Device in Windows on Startup

Use NirCMD to reset your PC's default audio device on startup.

For the last seven months or so, I have been having issues with my main PC resetting its default audio device to my headset when I reboot. I am told that this issue stems from something in the Windows 10 registry being updated when I installed the drivers for a USB headset several months ago. I have been unable to track down the registry entry that is causing this issue, so I decided to write a simple bash script to set my default audio device to my surround sound speakers after my PC starts up. To do this, I used a program called NirCMD to help automate this easier. Join me after the jump for a full video tutorial on how to automate this process on your windows-based PC as well.  [node:read-more:link]

Get Started Designing Your Own Raspberry Pi Zero Hat's Today With These Eagle Footprint Files

Design Your Own Hat's For The New Raspberry Pi Zero

The internet has been abuzz about the new $5 Raspberry Pi Zero since it was announced last week, and if you are anything like I am, you have already started planning projects around this new incredibally cheap development board. It appears that I am not the only one either, as a company called Altitude Technology has taken the liberty of drawing up a set of SMD and Through Hole footprints in Eagle CAD for the new Zero. These footprints are blank except for the GPIO Pin placements and the mounting holes.  [node:read-more:link]

New Raspberry Pi Hits The Market For Just $5!

Introducing the new $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

Early Thanksgiving morning, the Raspberry Pi foundation announced the launch of the worlds cheapest single-board computer, the new Raspberry Pi Zero. Retailing at an MSRP of just $5USD the new Raspberry Pi Zero is poised to become the most popular ARM-Linux development board ever! [node:read-more:link]