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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.