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There are a ton of ways to get a rusted, stuck or jammed nut or bolt out of a piece of furniture or another object, but the folks at Make Magazine run down several methods — each a bit more destructive — in this great rundown. Our favourite though, is the nut splitter, an affordable tool worth keeping your DIY toolkit.
If your house is sitting on stumps, chances are you will have some sort of particleboard base which acts as the main floor support. It is what your flooring surface is resting on and this is called a subfloor. Over time, as plywood subfloors that sits under carpet expands and contracts, the nails can come loose and the subfloor separated from the floor joists. Although it's not a safety concern, it's an annoyance: squeaky floors under your carpet.
Video: Long before the Nintendo Classic came along, Sega let all kinds of companies make micro-sized plug and play systems. The Radica was one such system, and as these things go, someone was bound to put a Raspberry Pi inside one. Enter YouTuber Michael Lyons.
The Raspberry Pi is a fantastically affordable computer, but when you add in the cost of a display, mouse, and keyboard, things get a little more expensive. Good thing you don't really need them. With VNC, you can access your Pi from a laptop or desktop computer using the same mouse, keyboard, and display that you always do, no rewiring required.
Why roll dice with your hands when a dedicated tower can do the work for you? How about one that's sturdy, yet folds away neatly for storage and transport? Turns out the plans for such a device are straightforward and while laser-cutting is the easiest way to make one, you're free to use more traditional methods.
DIY isn't always the easiest way to do something, but it's usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let's check out some great DIY tech projects that will teach you a ton about the tools you probably use every day — and protect your privacy and give you control over your own data in the process.