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The 8-Bit City Home Screen

8-bit designs may have been a technological necessity back in the day, but now they have a nostalgic charm. This 8-bit landscape, by reddit user Esrahaddon, can actually animate a retro city on your home screen when set up properly.


The Black And Gold Butcher Block Workspace

Many of the most striking workspaces are centered around a custom-made, unique desk — like the one above which utilises a huge butcher’s block as a desk.


The Martian Dual-Monitor Desktop

Flickr user Orbmiser put together this dual monitor desktop in Windows using a great-looking wallpaper taken by NASA’s MSL Curiosity, some smart use of virtual desktops, and a few desktop widgets. Here’s what you need to replicate the same look.


Turn A Bulldog Clip Into A GoPro Stand Or Mount

The GoPro is clearly our favourite action camera, and the humble bulldog clip is one of our favourite lifehacking tools. Together, they’re a match made in heaven. One bulldog clip and you have a stable stand, or a mount you can hang the GoPro from.


The Material Design Desktop

We recently featured a desktop by our friend Sanjeev, but his latest one is too good not to highlight as well. He customised his Mac to look very much like the kind of design you’d get in Android Lollipop or Android M. Here’s how he did it.


Build A Split-Screen, Raspberry Pi-Powered Portable Retro Game Station

We’ve seen all kinds ofportable retro game consoles over the years, but Thingiverse user Jooxoe3i’s project manages to make the smallest device we’ve seen yet using a Raspberry Pi.


Modify A Cheap Metal Work Cart To Organise All Of Your Hand Tools

Wheeled work carts are great helpers in a work shop, but the large open trays are difficult to organise without spacers, and tend to accumulate random tools. With a few DIY trays and holders, you can turn that work cart into something much more useful.


Use Your Tablet Or Smartphone As A Photography Light Source

You don’t need a high-end lighting setup to take well-lit photos. Use your tablet or smartphone to do some light painting for your shots.


Use A Toothpick To Sew Buttons To Sit Properly

Sewing a button seems like a simple task, but if you’re not careful, sewing it on without spacing it properly will make your clothes tight and the button difficult to open and close. Make sure your buttons always sit correctly by using a toothpick to add the right amount of thread slack.


This DIY Band Saw Sharpening Jig Saves Your Blades (And Money)

Stop buying new band saw blades every time you hit a nail or a staple. You can sharpen your existing blade easily with this DIY band saw sharpening jig.


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