HandyDadTV Blog

Pallet Christmas Trees

In this video, I show you how to make two Christmas Trees out of a single pallet. The big one is freestanding and can be placed anywhere in your yard; the second one, from...

Insteon Holiday Lighting

This video shows how I set up my Insteon Holiday Lights in my house. With Insteon, you can easily automate multiple devices to go on and off at the same time, and according to...

Insteon Hub

Insteon Hub

The Insteon Hub is a smartphone interface to control Insteon devices, create schedules, scenes and alerts. If you’re just getting started with Insteon, do yourself a favor and get a starter kit that includes...

Micro On-Off Module

Insteon Micro On-Off Module

The Insteon Micro On-Off Module allows you to turn any wall switch into an Insteon remote controllable switch. It works just like the Micro Dimmer Module but is appropriate for non-dimmable situations. Add remote control...

Insteon Micro Dimmer Module

Insteon Micro Dimmer Module

The Insteon Micro Dimmer Module allows you to turn any wall switch into an Insteon remote controllable dimmer. Alternatively, you can wire it directly to lighting circuits (like I do) to eliminate the need for...

Insteon Lamp Dimmer Module

Insteon Lamp Dimmer Module

The Insteon Lamp Dimmer Module allows you to add Insteon remote control dimming to table lamps, floor lamps and other plug-in lights. Control a light remotely, turning it on and off and adjusting brightness...

Insteon Keypad Dimmer

The Insteon Keypad Dimmer is a combination dimmer switch and remote control for up to 8 Insteon devices or scenes. This device was my first exposure to Insteon and it continues to be one of my...

Turkey wood craft

Turkey Wood Craft – Free Pattern

This turkey wood craft project is a fun and festive way to kick off the holiday season. It can be made with any kind of wood, even plywood. I used a scrap 3/4-inch thick...

Bed Builder: Trevor Jessup

Trevor Jessup is a “hacker extraordinaire” in my Bed Builder Hall of Fame. He’s a relatively new dad of a 4-year-old boy, Lee. While browsing the Internet for interesting bed designs, he came across my IKEA...