In this era, everything is getting more and more technologically advanced. The overwhelming majority of us have access to the internet, and phones are smart enough to guide us whenever we get lost. Like everyone else, I try to keep up with the pace, and it is addicting. Finding easier solutions with technology to everyday problems is addicting, yet interesting. I have been a satisfied consumer ever since I signed up for Xfinity bundles, and have decided to utilize my services productively. As such, today I am sharing my tried and tested tech hacks to make your time spent at home even more amusing.

  1. Manage Your Daily Wardrobe

For the fashion enthusiasts, or the people who have no time to decide what to wear all week, there is an app called Stylebook. Stylebook lets you upload the articles of clothing in your wardrobe and then matches them with one another. It even plans for you how to dress throughout the coming week. This virtual closet will save you plenty of time.

  1. Become a Genie

How do you feel when you come home from a long weekend, partying all night, or perhaps staying with a friend in the hospital, and you can’t find the keys to enter your own house? Annoyed, to say the least. It’s even more frustrating when you have to dig for your hidden keys in the rain to unlock your den. The good news is that those days are over, thanks to smart lock technology. Smart lock apps only require your smartphone to do the magic and BAM! Your door will be unlocked in a flash.

  1. Concealed Speakers

Concealed ceiling speakers are perfect for music enthusiasts. If your home is entirely audio-equipped, you can enjoy streaming music from whichever room you want. Not only that, you can further customize them for a house party. You can also set your alarm when you want it off in one room or all rooms.

  1. Set-up Your Personal Solar Panels

If you are focusing on saving money and you are also concerned about the environment, solar panels are a great choice to help you achieve both goals. As a matter of fact, if you employ the right tactics, you can actually install these panels all by yourself! It’s not a quick job, but someone tech-savvy like you can manage.

  1. Smart-Greet Your Guests

You can now elevate your hospitality game by getting a smart doorbell like Ring or Sky Bell. It will definitely amaze your guests when they get a greeting from your smartphone right after ringing your doorbell. It will also serve as a layer of security to your home, as now you will always know who is at the doorstep.

  1. Turn Your Smartphone into a Projector

We all have at least periodically fantasized about having a projector or home theatre. Here is a simple and inexpensive DIY project which will turn your smartphone into projector by just experimenting with a few common domestic items: a magnifying glass, a shoe box, a paperclip, and electrical tape. This technology hack is a great idea to try with your kids before a sleepover or for a movie night with the family.

  1. Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal on the Cheap

Without spending too much money, you can extend your home Wi-Fi to get a stronger wireless Internet signals. You just need about 25 cents worth of aluminium foil. Tear a bit of it off to make a rectangular shape, then fold down the edges to make a frame. Now place this foil frame behind your Wi-Fi router’s antennae. This frame will help strengthen the Wi-Fi signals to get quicker download speeds.

CNC machine is the abbreviation of ‘Computer numerical control’. CNC machining is a mechanized method where a computer, digitized data and CAM program is used to control, automate and track the actions of a machine. Some of the different types of such machines include: lathe, milling machine, welding machines, induction hardening machines, embroidery machines, 3D printers, Electrical discharge machines, grinders, laser or water jet cutters, wood routers, hot-wire foam cutters, glass cutters, sheet metal stamping machines, robot etc.

Linear and Rotary CNC machines

CNC machine movements can be either linear or rotary. Some machines can even have both linear and rotary movements. Examples of Linear machines are: Laser cutting machines and water jet cutting machines which use linear axes X and Y. Examples of Rotary machines are: Milling machines using three axes X, Y and Z. Examples of machines which are both linear and rotary are: Five axes milling machine which use two rotary axes and three linear axes. Five axes enhance the flexibility to cut and operate in full 180º hemisphere. Some Laser cutting machines come with five axes too. A Robot arm is one such example of five axes CNC machine.

Desktop CNC machine

Desktop CNC machines are smaller machine versions which can be easily used and maintained at home. For example, miniature versions of industry-sized machines, which perform actions like drilling and milling, perform exactly the same operation at the ease of home.

Computer Aided Manufacturing

Computer Aided Manufacturing or Machining (CAM) – CAM as the name implies uses computer assistance in order to manufacture work pieces. Computer aided manufacturing can be used in vivid manufacturing process like management process, planning process, transportation process and storage process. The main intention of CAM is to fasten up the production process and mechanism with precise dimensions and consistency. Computer aided machining (CAM) and computer aided design (CAD) is a popular combination used in many schools and colleges to create object models.

Numerical Control Machine

Numeric control – refers to a basic program which consists of numerical instructions to perform different operations.

Control Machine – stands for a machine which is controlled by set of instructions or programs.

Numeric Control Machine is also known as NC Machine. Numeric Control code is programmable automation, where the process is mainly controlled by symbols and alphanumeric.  Some of the well known NC codes are G-code and ISO code which were used in early 70’s for initial CNC machines.


G-code created for one machine may not work for another machine. Post processor – is basically used to modify g-code, to match up with the specifications of any other CNC machine. Post processors are nothing but text files which are simple to read and understand. These text files can be easily opened and modified in notepad. On the whole, any CAM system can generate output code for any CNC machine. Postprocessors usually come free with CAM system or may be with some extra cost.

CNC machines get better with age and hence, the capability and performance purely depends on its age just like any other computer.