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Build In Progress Shares DIY Projects Before They're Finished

Sites like Instructables and Make are great for sharing your DIY projects, but sometimes you need a little help along the way. Build in Progress is a site that lets you share your projects as you make them.


Add Custom Shelving To The Empty Space Above Your Closet

If you have limited space inside your closet, it’s time to look to some of the unused space above it. The Family Handyman has a quick plan for custom shelving that you can put above everything else.


Build An Internet-Connected Alarm Clock With An Arduino

Your smartphone makes a great smart alarm clock, but not everyone wants their phone next to their bed all the time. Instead, Make shows you how to build an internet-connected alarm clock using an Arduino and Google.


Turn A Shelf Into A Clothes-Hanging Rack With PVC Pipe

If you have an ordinary shelf in your bedroom or closet, and you want it to pull double-duty as one you can also hang clothes from, a little PVC piping is all it takes to do the job. The folks from The Family Handyman show us how it’s done.


Create An Eye-Catching Pendant Lampshade With An Old Colander

You can breathe new life into all manner of old things you have lying around the house, and Handimania shows how you can transform an unused metal colander into a pendant lamp.


This DIY Internet Speedometer Visualises Network Speed In Real Time

There are plenty of ways you can go about monitoring your network performance, but this setup using a BeagleBone Black is always running and visualises your speed in a fun, colourful way. It lights up a tri-colour LED strip based on the current speed of your network.


Organise All Your Drill Bits With A Stylish, Modular Wooden Rack

There are not many methods of organising drill bits that could legitimately be described as sexy, but this Instructables project falls into that category. If you’re handy with wood, this is a great weekend project to help tidy up your workshop.


Make A Simple Bottle Opener With A Nail

There are a lot of ways to open a bottle, but this simple method of hammering a nail into some wood is one of the easiest.


The Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Home Flooring

If you’re looking to renovate a home or taking a look at new places to live, you should know the pros and cons of various flooring types. This visual guide covers nine different flooring types and how they rate when it comes to cost, durability, difficulty of installation, and how easy they are to clean.


Easily Back Up And Clone Raspberry Pi SD Cards

The Raspberry Pi is a great little machine for all kinds of experiments, but since it’s often pushed to its limits, it’s nice to have backups around. Blogger Matthew Hoskins shows how to backup, restore, customise and clone your Raspberry Pi SD cards right on the Pi itself.