electronics

Create Your Own Google Calendar Door Sign

One of the nice things about Google Calendar is the fact you can share your schedule with other people. However, if you’d prefer a more real-world solution, DIY enthusiast Alex Forey shows off how to create a little sign for your door.


Build A Bass Cannon, Pull The Trigger To Rock The Party

It’s no dubstep gun, but this DIY “bass cannon” combines some speaker guts and an Airzooka for a portable party that rides on your shoulders — or at your hip, ready to fire some crazy beats any time the need arises.


Make An MP3 Player Out Of An Old Cassette

MP3 players aren’t nearly as popular as they used to be, but Instructables user BrittLiv’s MP3 player-inside-of-a-cassette is cool enough that it might be worth making regardless.


Create Your Own iOS Notifications Viewer With An Arduino

Sick of looking at your phone just to check notifications? DIYer Luke Berndt was, so he decided to build a little notifications viewer with an Arduino.


Build Your Own Automatic Tea Machine

Making tea is pretty easy: put the bag in, let it steep, take it out. But it’s easy to forget to remove the teabag, which means you end up with a little too much flavour. Instructables user suvinks solved this problem by creating a little tea brewing machine.


Make A Raspberry Pi Model B+ Case From A Manila Folder

Raspberry Pi cases are a dime a dozen, but we all know making your own is usually the best way to go. The recently released Model B+ changes the form factor of the Pi enough that old cases don’t work. Thankfully, Imgur user quantumCity shares a B+ case made from a Manila folder.


Build An Anti-Theft Alarm For A Backpack

Leaving your backpack sitting around is a good way to get it stolen. If you don’t want to dedicate 100 per cent of your brain power to watching your bag, Instructables user bergerab shows you how to build a small anti-theft device for you bag to sound the alarms if someone tries to steal it.


Build A Time Machine Backup Server With A Raspberry Pi

Time Machine is the built-in service in Mac OS X that makes backups super-easy, and Apple’s Time Capsule makes the whole process even easier. Unfortunately, Apple’s official hard drive solution is a bit pricey at $349. Raymii shows how to build one with a Raspberry Pi.


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.


Build A Universal Smart Remote Control With An Arduino

Universal remotes are great but often rather pricey. If you want to make your own, Make shows you how to use an Arduino Yun to make a smart remote control you can control from any web browser.