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Top 15 Geekiest IKEA Hacks

All IKEA hacks are geeky — but some IKEA hacks are more geeky than others. Here are 15 of the nerdiest/coolest DIY projects to ever grace IKEA Hacker’s archive: from a miniature bedroom Bat-signal to your very own remote-controlled robot.


Forge Your Own Mini-Sword With A Hammer, Nails And A Blowtorch

Imagine a sword. Now think of words that match with that image. Sharp. Steel. Cutting. S-words for $400. None of those are “adorable”, “cute” or “dainty”. But one look at this tiny blade, smithed by the person (or persons) behind Inspire To Make, and you’ll be hunting around for your own miniature tools to forge your own.


Safely Remove A Non-Load Bearing Wall

You can save on remodeling by preparing a space as much as possible before the builders arrive. With the proper tools, removing a non-load bearing wall is a simple task, and loads of fun.


Build A Tiny Computer-Hacking Tool With A Raspberry Pi

Kali is a great tool for testing the security of your network and the operating system works on just about everything that can run Linux. That includes the Raspberry Pi. What’s even better is a new distribution that brings along support for a touchscreen.


DIY Clothespin Piano Keyboard Makes Your Piano App Even Better

Piano apps are great for learning, but actual keys would make them even better. Electrical Engineer Adam Kumpf made his own tablet-compatible clothespin piano keyboard, and you can too.


Build A Motivational Bathroom Scale With A Raspberry Pi

One of the most deterring parts about trying to lose weight is that moment when you look down at the scale. This custom-built scale ditches unsatisfying numbers and uses a Raspberry Pi to actually talk to you when you step up to help keep you motivated.


LittleBits' Smart Home Kit Makes Home Automation Easy

We’re fans of littleBits, the DIY kits that make electronics as easy to make as LEGOs. Now there’s also a new Smart Home Kit that extends that ease into home automation.


Build A Pet Kennel That Doubles As An End Table

Dog crates can be an eyesore, and in a smaller space it’s difficult to find a place to put them. DIYer Ana White shows us how to build an inexpensive wooden crate that doubles as an end table, making it easier on the eyes, easier to place, and multi-functional.


Make An Animated GIF Photo Frame With A Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi is idea; for all kinds of interesting and complex projects. It’s also great for stupid projects, like this animated GIF photo frame I buot recently. Here’s how to make one for yourself.


Use Masking Tape To Mark A Straight Line For Cutting Pipes

Cutting steel pipes evenly is a difficult task. Heck, even marking a straight line all the way around the pipe is tough. You can solve this problem with a little masking tape.