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Top 10 Seemingly Risky Things You Can Totally Do Yourself

Some things in life — such as fixing your own car or DIY home improvements — might appear dangerous or risky, especially if you’ve never done them before or you tend to err on the side of caution. They also might be more doable than they look. Here are ten daunting things you probably likely can handle on your own.


Make Your Own Micro USB Cable To Charge Your Phone From Another Phone

Ever find yourself with a dead smartphone battery when your friend has a full charge? Make Magazine shows you how to make your own USB cable that will allow you to recharge your phone from another phone.


Build A DIY Weather Forecast Display With A Raspberry Pi And A LED Matrix

Weather displays are a fun project that also happen to be pretty useful. Over on Instructables, DIYer AughtNaughtZero shows how to build a display that will spell out the forecast for you each day.


Make Tiny, Tasty Ice Cream Cones Out Of Cookies

Store-bought ice cream cones can be flavourless and cardboard-like, but this method from Food 52 allows you to make tiny, extremely tasty, adorable little cones from your favourite tuile, brandy snap, or lace cookie batter.


The Most Common Vegetable Gardening Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

You’d think you could just toss some fertiliser on your soil and let the plants do their thing, but taking proper care of your garden so that you actually grow decent vegetables can require a few more steps that beginners might not be aware of. This video from California Gardening takes a look at the ten most common mistakes.


Build A Smart Umbrella Stand That Alerts You When Rain Is Forecasted

You have all sorts of tools to let you know when it’s going to rain, but if you really want to make sure you’re prepared, Device Plus has a guide for creating a umbrella stand that sounds an alarm if you try to leave the house without your umbrella when rain is in the forecast.


Stream Music From A Record Player To Any Computer In The House With A Raspberry Pi

Have some vinyl you want to listen to anywhere in the house? The folks over at Mozilla (yes, that Mozilla) wanted to find a way to get one record player to stream audio throughout the entire office. Their solution was a Raspberry Pi.


Make A DIY Paracord Belt With Survival Pack Belt Buckle

I’m always a sucker for DIY survival gear and this paracord belt really fits the bill. It even includes a full survival kit turned into the belt’s buckle.


The Safe Way To Prune A Branch Without Damaging The Tree

When you need to cut off a dead tree branch you might think you can just hack away until it falls off, but properly caring for you trees requires a little more finesse. In this video from This Old House, we learn how to prune a branch without damaging the tree.


Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Telescope

Telescopes are great, and while you can snag a decent one for relatively cheap, making your own is always more fun. If you don’t mind putting in a bit of effort, Make walks you through making your own with a 3D printed case.


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