Build Your Own Pocket-Sized Gadgets And Tools This Weekend

Some of the best gadgets and tools are the one you make yourself, but they're even better when they're so tiny they'll fit in your pocket and you can take them anywhere. This weekend, put together some mini tech and tools.


Thanks to the Raspberry Pi, you can build all sorts of tiny gadgets on the cheap. For starters, this pocket computer isn't much bigger than a bulky Nintendo DS. If that's too big, perhaps a pocket Arduino kit is in order.

If you'd rather wear your computer, you can build your own Google Glass-style wearable computer. You don't have to keep a computer on your person, either. You can make a miniature web server to control your devices from afar.

Computers aside, there are a number of other things you can build as well. For example, an Zippo lighter flashlight or electric toothbrush power sander qualify.


Need portable tools? Your keychain can make a great pocket tool. If you're a photographer, this pocket tripod is an easy build and a handy item to have around. If you're trying to form good habits and like the analogue format, the Hipster Habit App will do the trick. A slight modification to any key will give you a 10-in-1 tool.

Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great weekend!


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