diy

Unlock A Door With An RFduino And An Apple Watch

If you’ve ever wanted to magically unlock a door with a quick tap on your wrist, this DIY project is for you. Using an RFduino and some special door components, Marc Jensen, James Squires and Shawn Roske at Make came up with an interesting use of the Apple Watch.


Beware These Common Repairs When You're A First-Time Home Buyer

Owning the home comes with a lot of responsibility. And first-time buyers are often caught of guard by the maintenance and repair issues that can pop up within the first few years of owning their home. Here are a few of the most common.


Build A Split-Screen, Raspberry Pi-Powered Portable Retro Game Station

We’ve seen all kinds ofportable retro game consoles over the years, but Thingiverse user Jooxoe3i’s project manages to make the smallest device we’ve seen yet using a Raspberry Pi.


Modify A Cheap Metal Work Cart To Organise All Of Your Hand Tools

Wheeled work carts are great helpers in a work shop, but the large open trays are difficult to organise without spacers, and tend to accumulate random tools. With a few DIY trays and holders, you can turn that work cart into something much more useful.


Use A Toothpick To Sew Buttons To Sit Properly

Sewing a button seems like a simple task, but if you’re not careful, sewing it on without spacing it properly will make your clothes tight and the button difficult to open and close. Make sure your buttons always sit correctly by using a toothpick to add the right amount of thread slack.


This DIY Band Saw Sharpening Jig Saves Your Blades (And Money)

Stop buying new band saw blades every time you hit a nail or a staple. You can sharpen your existing blade easily with this DIY band saw sharpening jig.


Learn How To Build Your Own Plyometrics Box For Working Out At Home

Buying fancy plyometrics exercise equipment online can cost a fortune, but this DIY box will save you a lot of money. It’s perfect if you want to get buff and save some cash.


Build Custom Pegboard Tool Holders To Organise Your Wall Storage

Pegboards are handy tool organisers — everyone knows this. But they can hold much more than you think. Here’s how to build custom shelves and tool holders that will expand the functionality of your pegboard.


Make Your Own Graphic Shirts With A Stencil And Bleach

Silk screening is typically the easiest way to turn your own design into a T-shirt, but it’s not cost-effective for one-off shirt designs. Over on Instructables, Ahixson shows you how to use bleach to make your own designs.


How To Transform Your Garage Into The Ultimate DIY Workshop

A garage is a natural place to store tools and equipment, but that doesn’t mean it’s the ideal place to build your next project. Here’s how to transform your garage into a safe and productive DIY workspace you can be proud of.