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Build A Smartphone-Connected Garage Door Opener With An Arduino

Garage door openers are usually made up of a single button. If you want something more high tech, Instructables user MegunoLink shows off how to build a garage door opener you can control with your smartphone.


Reinforce Charging Cable Joints With Paracord

The end of your laptop or phone charging cable can take a lot of stress when you bend it to plug it in to give your gear some juice. We’ve shown you how to reinforce it with Sugru, but if you want something more durable, attractive and multipurpose, try some paracord instead.


How To Check Your Windows And Doors For Costly Air Leaks

Now that the hot and humid weather of summer is giving way to the cooler temperatures of the coming season, it’s time prepare your home for the seasonal change. Sealing the air leaks around your home windows and doors is a simple chore that can help prevent drafty cold spots in your house, which means you can save money on your monthly utility bills.


Attach Bottle Openers To The Bottom Of Coasters

Can’t find the opener? You could open the bottle with a countertop or even a newspaper, but Instructables user mikeasaurus has a good idea to avoid future hassle: just attach the opener to the bottom of a coaster.


Build A Tiny, Foldable Workstation That Mounts To A Wall

Sometimes, finding a workspace is impossible, which is why Instructables user hp07 built a workstation that can fold into a tiny little box.


These DIY Lighted Bookshelves Look Great, Are Easy To Build

Leaning bookshelves can be handy space-savers that look great even in small spaces. This set of good-looking hand-built bookshelves also pack under-shelf lights to highlight whatever’s on the shelf below — plus, they’re easy to make.


Change The Direction Of Your Fridge Door For Easy Access

A well-arranged kitchen can make a huge difference in how efficient you are in that space. If your fridge door often gets in the way, How To Be A Handyman offers a guide on how to change the direction it opens.


This Workbench Is Perfect For Small-Space DIY Projects

You don’t have to live large or have a huge garage to get your DIY on, but apartment dwellers and people in small spaces can often find it challenging to find room for tools or a flat space to work. This space-saving workbench handles both, and it’s easy to build yourself.


Roll Your Own VPN With A Raspberry Pi And OpenVPN

A VPN or Virtual Private Network secures your internet connection from prying eyes and is critical for many of us (especially when travelling or using unsecured wireless networks). With this Raspberry Pi project, you control the VPN.


These DIY Belt And Scarf Organisers Save Space In Small Wardrobes

Wardrobe space comes at a premium in most homes and apartments, so you have to make the most of what you get. Kelly at View Along the Way shows us how she made these slide-out organisers for belts, ties, scarves more that fit in tight spaces and slide out when you need them.