Close scrapes with undercupboard lighting

Close scrapes with undercupboard lighting

This week the mini fluorescent tube of our under cupboard lighting failed. The tubes have been tricky to replace so each time they popped I’ve been replacing them with LED strips. As mentioned on twitter the kitchen is a harsh

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From Backyard Storage to Shed Workshop

From Backyard Storage to Shed Workshop

Workshopshed: Today’s post is from writer and home improvement/DIY lover Cory from productadvisor.com. When he told me about his plans to build a workshop I thought it would be great to share them and help answer some of Cory’s questions.

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Fitting the shed skylight

Fitting the shed skylight

As mentioned in the interview from Monday, Mark Curtis from Activent kindly provided a kit for a shed skylight. As the Workshopshed already has a massive window in the roof I did not need to add a skylight. However, Alan

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Getting light into your workshop shed

Getting light into your workshop shed

If you work in your shed then having plenty of light is key. Windows can help but are often sheltered by fences or other buildings. Putting in a roof window can fill your shed with light. Mark Curtis from Activent

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Magnifier Lamp – Design and test

Magnifier Lamp - Design and test

For an upcoming project I wanted to build some circuit boards and the main component only came as a surface mounted device (SMD). I asked the members of the Element14 community what they would recommend regarding tools for SMD components.

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How to design a light – Design Museum

How to Design a Light

How to design a light from the Design Museum This is an inspirational and conceptual book rather than a practical study guide. It’s hard to tell if the book is intended for the coffee table or …

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Pepper’s Ghost

Pepper's Ghost

A few weeks back my 3 year old daughter gained a “Sooty” magic wand on the front of a magazine and has been trying to make things appear and disappear ever since. To help her “magic things” I was thinking

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Loft Light / Inspection lamp

Loft Light / Inspection lamp

When I bought my house it came with a loft that was only accessible by a ladder. There was no power up there and hence no light. I wanted something that could be plugged in downstairs but also hung from

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