electronics

Build Your Own Fully Customisable Smartwatch

If the current crop of smartwatches just isn’t of interest to you, the custom route may be more your style. Eschew all the big brands and build your own smartwatch from off-the-shelf components.


Build Your Own Tiny, Modular Arduino Inside A Tic Tac Container

The great thing about Arduinos is that they come in all shapes and sizes. You can also make one for yourself. Instructables user MakersBox did just that, with a tiny, modular Arduino-compatible board that can fit inside a Tic Tac container.


Make A Handheld Linux Terminal With A Raspberry Pi

We’ve seen pocket-sized Raspberry Pi computers before, but they usually require a 3D-printed case. DIY enthusiast Chris Robinson shows you how to build one with off-the-shelf parts.


Build A Dedicated Traffic Monitor With A Raspberry Pi

It’s easy enough to pop open your phone and check the traffic conditions around you, but if you’d prefer a geekier approach, Weird-Lab uses a Raspberry Pi to display real-time traffic data on a screen.


Find The Right Linux-Friendly Single Board Computer With This List

The Raspberry Pi might be the most popular single board computer out there for Linux projects, but it’s certainly not your only option. The folks over at LinuxGizmos put together a list of 40 boards that can run Linux to help you pick the right one for your projects.


Build A Wearable UV Alarm That Reminds You To Apply More Sunscreen

Going outside and soaking up some sun and warm weather is a joy, but remembering to reapply sunscreen can be a pain. It’s still necessary though, and Adafruit’s Becky Stern has an ingenious solution you can wear on a hat or other piece of clothing that watches your exposure and reminds you to reapply regularly.


DIY Esky Light Automatically Turns On When You Open Your Esky

Searching in an esky in the dark is annoying. Instructables user MechanicalMashup shows us how to add a light to your esky that automatically turns on when opened.


Pick The Right Battery For Any DIY Project With This Video

There are a bunch of different kinds of batteries, and trying to pick one for a DIY project gets confusing fast. DIY enthusiast afrotechmods made a video explaining the basics of different batteries, as well as a guide to picking the right one for any DIY project.


Build A Web-Connected Thermostat With A Raspberry Pi And And An IPhone

Web-connected thermostats are great, but they’re expensive. If you want to make your own, blogger and engineer Nooganeer shows how to build one using a Raspberry Pi and an old iPhone.


Build A Dedicated Sleep Timer Radio With A Raspberry Pi

Many people like to fall asleep and wake up to the radio. While there are plenty of devices out there with sleep timers, Instructables user univership shows off how you can build your own with a Raspberry Pi.