DIY Projects With A Twist For The Easter Weekend

The combination of Easter and Anzac Day holidays makes this the longest weekend you'll see all year. If our recent list of all-time-favourite DIY projects isn't enough to keep you busy, here's some other fun tech-inspired DIY options to consider.

Turn An NES Controller Into An Apple Remote

For those of you with old NES controllers and Apple infrared remotes, you can use your old NES controller as a housing and use it to control your Mac, docked iDevice, or Apple TV. This project is, supposedly, pretty straightforward, but requires some soldering. (If you're not into that, you can always buy one.)

Build A Hackintosh

If you really want to impress someone, boot Mac OS X from PC hardware. I have an HP netbook running Mac OS X that always surprised people. Our Hackintosh tutorial will help you build a Hackintosh-ready PC and show you how to make a successful install.

Turn An Old TV Into A Picture Frame

Really old TVs aren't all that useful anymore, so turn one into a picture frame and make it look like it's new again. (Well, maybe not new but at least it'll have a purpose.)

Make A Kindle Case Out Of A Moleskine Notebook

Need somewhere to stash your Kindle? Want to make it look like an actual book? Carve a case out of a Moleskine notebook. This project will take a little time but is easy to do and pretty relaxing. If you've got an iPad, you can make a Moleskine case for it too.

Make A USB Flash Drive Out Of A Floppy Disk

If you've got a bunch of old "floppy" disks for some reason (I do, and I don't know why) and are in the mood to make a retro flash drive, you can with this project. And with these disks, you won't need to worry about them getting ruined if you leave them floating around in your backpack.

Turn An Old NES Into A DVD Player

If you're using your Nintendo controller as an Apple remote, you might as well turn your NES console into a DVD player, right?


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