electronics

Quickly Set Up An External Hard Drive On A Raspberry Pi With A Script

If you want to use an external hard drive (or USB stick) as your main storage on the Raspberry Pi, you need to jump through a couple hoops to properly mount it and make sure it loads up on boot. Adafruit made that process a bit simpler.


Build A Simple, Five-Part, Portable Raspberry Pi

We’ve seen some cool portable Raspberry Pi projects, but they’re all pretty complex. Instructables user PiJuice takes a much simpler approach, using just five standard parts to take the Pi on the go.


Cut Perfect Jumper Wires By Trimming The Insulation First

Cutting jumper wires for breadboards isn’t the most complicated thing on the planet, but it’s often difficult to get those wires perfect. Make suggests cutting the insulation first, then cutting the wire.


Build Your Own Apple II Lookalike Watch

Building your own watch is no simple task. If you don’t mind putting in some work and happen to have a love for the design of the old Apple II, Instructables user Aleator777 shows you how to build your own watch inspired by the classic design.


Build Your Own Smartphone Powered By Raspberry Pi

You wouldn’t think of it to look at it, but the Raspberry Pi can make a pretty decent DIY smartphone. Instructables user Mach_5 shows you how to do it.


Build Your Own Motion-Controlled Cabinet Lights

If you have a place in your house where the lighting is particularly bad, sticking a little LED light on the underside of a cabinet or on a wall is a great solution. If you want a little more control over the light, Hackaday community member Thomas Snow added in motion control.


Build Your Own Automatically Dimming Lamp With A Sleep Timer

Sometimes, it’s nice to have a light on as you get ready for sleep, but having it at full brightness is no good. Make shows how to build a self-dimming lamp with a built-in sleep timer.


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 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.