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Perfect Your 'Splash' Photography With An Arduino

Fancy electronics can make taking great photos easier, but no all of us have the cash to purchase everything we need. However, if you have some time on your hands and a knack for building, you can master “splash” shots, like the one above, with a DIY rig comprised of wood, a solenoid and an Arduino Uno.


Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Secret Spy Camera

Want to make your own little spy camera that fits on your shirt? Make put together a guide using a Raspberry Pi and a small camera.


Build Your Own Hanging Bike Storage

Storing bikes inside is tough, especially when you have more than two or three. This DIY solution will store up to six bikes against the wall, and still provide easy access without breaking the bank.


DIY Materials Showdown: Plywood Versus Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

Plywood used to be king for wall sheathing and flooring material, but oriented strand board (OSB), introduced in the late 70s, is now the most popular. But both have their advantages and disadvantages — so which should you use for your project?


Protect Your Valuables With An Easy-To-Install Wall Safe

Stuffing valuables under your mattress doesn’t qualify as secure. Install a wall safe in a discreet location to keep your cash and jewellery locked away.


Build A 'Fake TV' Burglar Deterrent For When You're On Holidays

Most burglars are only interested in a place when it’s obvious that there is nobody home. If you’re going on holidays, this build makes it look like there’s always someone home watching TV, without you having to actually run your TV the whole time.


Build A Custom Wood Housing For Any Electronics Project

Making your own electronics projects is great, but you also need to build a case to keep those electronics safe. Make has an article that walks you through a simple way to make your own case with wood.


Maximise Your Drawer Space With This DIY Tool Storage

Tool storage is an ongoing battle (if you’re like me and learned to remove a tool every time you acquire a tool). Here’s another clever organisation method that will instantly sort out a messy tool chest.


Make Your Own High-End-Looking Speaker Cables On The Cheap

You can spend a lot of money on speaker cables, but there’s no evidence that higher “quality” cables affect the sound enough to justify the price. They do tend to look cooler and last longer, so if you’re just looking for that, Instructables user junits15 shows off how to make your own.


Turn A Raspberry Pi 2 Into A Cheap SteamBox For In-Home Streaming

When combined with Steam’s In-Home Streaming, the new Raspberry Pi 2 can become a super-affordable Steam Box capable of streaming games from your PC to your TV. On their new show, Possibly Unsafe, Patrick Norton and Michael Hand demonstrates how to set yours up from start to finish.