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Hacking the Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Into a High Quality Speaker Amp

Hacking the Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Into a High Quality Speaker Amp

As soon as I saw IKEA’s announcement for a $99 Sonos-powered Airplay speaker, I was excited for the possibilities its internals could bring. And oh boy, was I right to be. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to whittle away the woefully inefficient compact speaker unit, and bring it to life on a pair […]

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Give Your Plants Some Emotion With A.P.E.X.

Give Your Plants Some Emotion With A.P.E.X.

I talk to my plants. Maybe I’m crazy, but I suspect that many of you do this too. In this project, you may be able to give your plants the ability to emote back just a little bit. A.P.E.X. is basically just a moisture sensor with some emojis as a display. It isn’t overly complicated, […]

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Alexa 9000 Brings A Space Odyssey To Your Home

Alexa 9000 Brings A Space Odyssey To Your Home

Hey Alexa, please don’t murder us.

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How to Detect Hidden Cameras

How to Detect Hidden Cameras

Be aware of what might be peeping on you

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