You've likely heard about the recent resurgence of vinyl records over the past few years, but you'd be forgiven for not having heard that the cassette too, is making a comeback. Just like vinyl, sales of tapes have increased year on year in Europe and North America since the mid 2010's. In comparison to records, sales of tapes has been much smaller, but there are a variety of reasons why this fad is far from peaking, and why 2020 will be another great year for the return of the cassette: 2020 - Another Great Year for the Cassette Tape?
Have you ever needed to capture the conversation on your phone line? Do you need to do it even at times when you aren't home? This simple little circuit will allow you to connect a recording device to your phone line, and monitor it 24/7. No conversation will go unheard! Its simple to build and will take around 30 mins for anyone savvy with a soldering iron to complete. Using Breadboard, you can skip the soldering altogether! Learn more here: Build a telephone wiretap
This short series will guide you through using solar panels, wind turbines and batteries to create your own stand alone alternative energy setup. Have power available when there is a blackout, or help reduce your electricity costs without spending thousands. This type of setup is easy to put together, and most of the parts can be found second hand or free. Start building here: Build a stand alone power system
Have you ever seen one of those spotlights that projects a logo or image onto a wall or the floor and wondered how you could create your own version? Well, now you can learn how to make your own custom image for virtually no cost while achieving an effect that professionals charge hundreds for. Expand your business, impress your friends, or simply make yourself a unique home lighting solution with this cool and simple tutorial. Check it out here: Make a custom Gobo
If you've ever stayed a few days in a hospital, you may have come across the "premier bedside" phone/TV/internet portals. These things give you lots of entertainment for a pretty ugly price. If you are like me, and simply wish to have a high speed internet connection like the one at home, here is a clever trick involving a netbook and a screwdriver that you might like. Its pretty simple to do, and allows you to use a fast, unlimited internet connection on your own machine. Check it out here. Premier bedside free internet how-to