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Keep Sawdust From Clogging A Shop-Vac's Filter With A DIY Pre-Separator

Video: The more you use your Shop-Vac, the more suction you lose as its filter gets clogged up. This DIY pre-separator will help prevent your Shop-Vac’s filter from clogging, and keep its suction power from deteriorating.


Monitor The Consistency Of Your Broadband Speeds With A Raspberry Pi And IFTTT

We all know you can pop over to a site like Speedtest to check your internet speeds, but most of us only bother when there’s a perceivable problem. If you want to create an actual database of your speeds throughout the day, Make shows off a logging system that uses a Raspberry Pi and If This Then That.


Ten Electronic Hacks That Will Improve The Things Around You

Rule #1 of DIY: Never settle for what you’re given. You can upgrade and improve just about anything with knowledge and elbow grease, especially if you know a little about electronics. Here are 10 things in your home that you can beef up with a little DIY know-how.


Easily Access The USB Ports On The Back Of Your Monitor With Sugru And Magnets

It’s not just the iMac: Many monitors place their USB ports in the back, where they’re difficult to get to. Use Sugru and magnets to hide an extension cable within easy reach.


Build A Little Text-to-Speech Machine With A Raspberry Pi

Ever wanted your Raspberry Pi to talk to you? Adafruit has a guide for adding speech synthesis to a Pi so it can say all kinds of things.


Turn An Old Fridge Into An Awesome Party-Friendly Cooler

Before you get rid of that old, broken refrigerator, think of what you could do with it — like turning it into this interesting, rustic cooler.


Build This DIY Mitre Saw Table From A Single Sheet Of Plywood

A miter saw table enables you to support longer stock when making your cuts. This one has handy leaves that lock in place or fold down for storage.


7 American Fast Food Recipes You Can Make At Home

You can complain about it all you want, but it’s a fact: some fast food is delicious. The US has become the holy land for delectable fast food and many famous franchises have yet to hit Australian shores. But recreating some of the most iconic American fast foods is easier than you’d think and it gets a whole lot better with fresher, tastier ingredients. Here’s our seven ten favorite American fast food recipes that you can make at home.


Add A Tiny Wi-Fi Board To A Raspberry Pi Zero

Video: The Raspberry Pi Zero is all about being small, so it makes sense that if you wanted to add Wi-Fi capabilities, you’d shrink it down as much as possible. Over on Node, they show you how to do just that.


Build Your Own Arduino-Powered Virtual Reality Indoor Cycling System

Virtual reality promises all kinds of things, but one thing it can certainly do is make those boring indoor training rides on a bike a little more fun. DIYer Paul Yan shares his system.


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