diy

Make Any GorillaPod Magnetic

Joby’s GorillaPod, the tripod that goes anywhere, is a nifty accessory to stabilise your camera. You can even make your own for cheap. You can also attach magnets to it so it can stick to metallic surfaces.


Use A 'Before' Picture To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed By Any Project

Working on a new project can be intimidating, especially when you see how far you still have to go. Try taking a picture when you start so you’ll keep track of all you’ve accomplished.


Convert Coffee Grounds Into Starter Pots For Spring Planting

Coffee grounds work surprisingly well as insect repellent in the garden. You can combine all these uses into a biodegradable flower pot that can go from the windowsill to the ground without repotting.


Build An Intruder Detector With A Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a great little computer to use for a home surveillance system, but most of the projects we’ve seen have been a bit more advanced. Bitreactive put together a guide for a simple Raspberry Pi alarm that detects motion and sends you an SMS if something happens.


Make A Motion-Triggered Night Light For Under The Bed

If you’re tired of bumping into things when you get out of bed in the middle of the night, this DIY project may be for you. LEDs mounted under the bed turn on when you get up or approach the bed, but only if the room is dark.


Restore Vintage Razors Yourself For A Cheap, Awesome Shave

Safety razors are a great way to get a cheaper, better shave, but a new razor can be expensive. The Art of Manliness has a great guide to restoring old vintage razors to like-new conditions.


Quickly Chill Your Drinks With An Upside-Down Compressed Air Can

If your drink is at room temperature, ice will dilute it. To chill your coke quickly, spray it with an upside down can of compressed air.


How To Rip a Phonebook in Half [Video]

The White Pages arguably has no purpose in today’s digitally connected world — so why not sacrifice it to the demi-god Heracles in a display of bicep-flexing masculinity? Lifehacker favourite Sam Tucker explains how it’s done.


Plan Your Kid's Outfits Ahead Of Time With Printable Daily Dividers

Getting all of your kids out the door in the morning can be hectic. Save some time in the morning by having your kid’s outfits planned ahead of time and organised with these dividers.


Build Your Own All-In-One Internet Radio Player With A Raspberry Pi

If you’re a big fan of internet radio, UK Tech Reviews has a guide for building your own little internet radio device using a Raspberry Pi and a touchscreen. The end result here is a nice, self-contained system that includes a simple interface for playing different stations with the touchscreen.