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Windows Dressed to Impress: Pleated Pom-Pom Curtains

Windows Dressed to Impress: Pleated Pom-Pom Curtains

When it comes to home decor, there are few things I like more than a pretty pop of color on a clean white background. So, of course, these sweet DIY pleated pom-pom curtains immediately caught my eye. Made with inexpensive curtains and a fun pom-pom trim, these stylish curtains are both easy on the wallet […]

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How-To: DIY Stenciled Window Shades

How-To: DIY Stenciled Window Shades

Print custom designs on your own shades and blinds with this DIY stenciled window shades tutorial!

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Automate Your Window Shades with the Mini Blind Minder & Weekend Projects

Automate Your Window Shades with the Mini Blind Minder & Weekend Projects

The Mini Blind Minder combines a homemade “shield” with the Arduino Uno to automatically open and close your window shades to a desired interior temperature. Watch the video to see this project in action along with some suggested changes or modifications for this beginner-friendly Weekend Project.

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Arduino-Controlled Artificial Window

Arduino-Controlled Artificial Window

German maker Helmut Wittek created a fake window to brighten up a windowless room. It has white, yellow, red, and blue LEDs triggered depending on the time of day, creating a sunrise at dawn and a sunset at dusk. The video shows the effect sped up, 3 seconds per hour. This tutorial describes the building […]

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Tilt Out Window Garden

Tilt Out Window Garden

This drawbridge-style window garden, named Volet Végétal, comes to us from Paris-based design and architecture firm BarreauCharbonnet. They’ll be showing their prototype at le Jardin des Tuileries exhibition this summer.

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This Automatic Window Closer Senses Loud Locomotives

Ed Rogers lives next to active train tracks, which leads to a lot of noise in his bedroom when a train passes and the windows are open. Like any good maker, Ed solved his problem with a homebrew automatic window closer. He attached a pair of linear actuators to the windows with 3D printed brackets. These actuators are controlled by an Arduino with an H bridge and can be activated by a button on his nightstand. Not only that, but the project also integrates a motion detection system to close the windows automatically when a train is passing.

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