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How to Build a Card Reader

Have you ever sat there looking at your credit card or driver’s license and wondered what on earth could be stored on that tiny magnetic strip? Now you can find out for yourself by building your own magnetic strip card reader at home for less than $30 and it will connect to your personal computers’ […]



How to Convert Bifocals to Single Vision

Around the age of 40, most people begin to notice fine print is more difficult to read, according to the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center. Bifocals are lenses that have two types of vision correction, also called power: one for distance and another for helping to see better up close. A bifocal prescription is […]



How to Check Coil Packs With a Voltage Meter

A faulty coil may fire intermittently, produce a weak spark or kill a cylinder completely. Coils are sensitive to heat and may produce an intermittent problem if their internal components become weak. Once the winding inside weakens or breaks, the problem is irreversible. However, you can test the coil pack on your car using a […]



How to Read Lab Tests in Dehydration

Dehydration is a complex and challenging syndrome to diagnose. It can be particularly debilitating even at mild levels if it is not caught in time. Some medication such as water pills can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalances that are dangerous to the patient. Reading lab work to determine if a patient is dehydrated takes some […]



How to Read a Tab Delimited File in PHP

Text files often store data that you want to read and use with a PHP script. These files are typically either comma-delimited, tab-delimited or use a fixed field width. You can read a tab-delimited file into PHP by reading the contents into a variable, splitting the variable into individual lines or records and splitting each […]



Reading Home Drug Test Results

Reading a home drug test is fairly simple and will give you information on if a person has drugs in their system. Learn how to read home drug tests with tips from a Certified Medical Assistant in this free drug testing video.



How to Read Accordion Sheet Music

Reading accordion music requires a good overall understanding of musical notation. Accordion sheet music is a more specialized form of sheet music than more mainstream musical instruments like trumpet or clarinet. The various styles of accordions share the same basic sheet music except for the more exotic varieties of accordion which have instrument-specific notations. Study […]



How to Read a Soil Texture Triangle Chart

Soil texture, which refers to the relative proportion of mineral particles of various sizes in soil, is among the most important soil characteristics. Texture influences water-holding capacity, drainage, aeration, organic matter content and other properties. A common soil science and agricultural tool, the soil texture triangle uses the percentages of sand, silt and clay in […]



How to Read Measurements on an mL Syringe

Most syringes used for injections or to precisely measure oral medication are calibrated in milliliters (mL), also known as cc (cubic centimeters) as this is the standard unit for medication. The most frequently used syringe is the 3 mL syringe, but syringes as small as 0.5 mL and as large as 50 mL are also […]



How to Read a Technical Drawing

Technical drawings are used to visualize just about anything that is manufactured, built or assembled. From idea to drawing to factory, mill or construction firm, a technical drawing describes shape, dimensions, materials, construction and overall look of the object being created. With a few tips and some insight about terms and meaning, anyone can visualize […]



How to Read an XML From a Web Service

You can write a web service that will read XML data. In fact, XML is the native format for web services in ASP.NET, which is what gives applications on other frameworks (e.g., Java, PHP and so forth) the ability to communicate with each other. The System.XML classes in ASP.NET make it simple to instantiate a […]



How to Read Urine Reagent Strips

Medical workers use dry reagent strips, or “dipsticks,” to detect excretions in the urine that indicate disease. Different strips can test for different excretions–and therefore different diseases, from inadequate insulin to cancer. Test strips come in containers with color charts to which you would compare the test strip. They also come with color charts on […]



How to Read French Horn Music

The French horn is an instrument that belongs to the brass family. The horn consists of coiled brass tubing and is played with one hand in the bell of the instrument. Learning to read music for the French horn is a matter of learning standard musical notation. While most music for the French horn is […]



How to Use a Manual Light Meter

Using a manual light meter to determine the aperture of your camera may take some getting used to, but once you become accustomed to how your meter works, you should be able to get readings without much difficulty. Manual light meters allow you to read the reflected light of your subject or the incident light […]



How Do I Add a Tarot Card Reading to My Website?

Even if you’re a total novice when it comes to designing a website or a blog, you can add a free tarot card reading to your website very quickly and easily if you already know — or can learn — to cut and paste. Before you begin, however, take a look at a variety of […]



How to Read an Eye Chart Without Glasses

One of the routine tests for an eye exam is to have your visual acuity checked using eye charts. This is often done using a Snellen eye chart for distance and a Jaeger reading chart or card for near visual acuity. If you wear glasses, these tests are often performed while they are on, however, […]



How to Learn to Read Minds

Mind reading is a useful skill in uncovering the intentions and motivations of people. It begins at birth–newborns are more interested in human faces than any other visual, and they are instinctively able to recognize when a parent is happy or sad. Whether it’s a mother attempting to understand why her baby is crying or […]