diy

Repair Damaged Brick With A Chisel And Mortar Mix

Brick and mortar is a solid building material, but it won’t last forever. Here are the basics for “tuckpointing”, the process of repairing and rebuilding a brick wall.


Build A Spy Camera Inside A Coffee Cup

Need to take some secret spy photos? Make shows off a simple way to build a spy camera inside a coffee cup using an Arduino.


Tool School: The Demolition And DIY-Ready Reciprocating Saw

The reciprocating saw (better known as a recip saw or Sawzall) is a common sight at construction sites, but it also has a place in a home owner’s arsenal of power tools.


Geeky Handmade Gifts To Delight Your Loved Ones

You don’t have to hit the stores to get a gift for someone. Often the best gifts are the ones you make and customise yourself. Here are a few of our favourite projects for just that.


Organise Your Backyard Tools With This Simple, Cheap Hanging System

Build this simple and cheap hanging system to organise your rakes, shovels and brooms and keep them safely off the ground.


Pick The Right Battery For Any DIY Project With This Video

There are a bunch of different kinds of batteries, and trying to pick one for a DIY project gets confusing fast. DIY enthusiast afrotechmods made a video explaining the basics of different batteries, as well as a guide to picking the right one for any DIY project.


Before You Buy A Tool, See If You Can Borrow Or Rent It

Sometimes you’ll be working a project at home, and your first instinct might be to buy the tool you need. You’ll then have a box of tools you’ve only used once. Consider borrowing or renting a tool to save money and reduces clutter.


Build A Web-Connected Thermostat With A Raspberry Pi And And An IPhone

Web-connected thermostats are great, but they’re expensive. If you want to make your own, blogger and engineer Nooganeer shows how to build one using a Raspberry Pi and an old iPhone.


How To Drill Into A Stainless Steel Sink

Drilling into stainless steel can be tricky, but it’s your only option when installing a soap dispenser or a filtered water system. Here’s how to do it without scratching the stainless surface and ruining good drill bits.


Turn An Old French Door Into A Picture Frame Coat Rack

This looks like a great project for an entryway: Repurpose a French door into a photo gallery and coat rack.