It’s a long weekend for most of us. If you’re looking for an activity to fill the unexpected extra day, we have plenty of suggestions, from DIY projects to cooking ideas to ways to simply relax.
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Make Your Own Tech
Browse through the posts below to find fun things you can do with a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and other inexpensive tech or gadgets you already have.
•A Beginner’s Guide To The Raspberry Pi
•Build A Raspberry Pi XBMC Media Center
•Turn A Raspberry Pi Into An AirPlay Receiver For Streaming Music
•Turn A Raspberry Pi Into A Personal VPN
•Turn Your Old Laptop Into A Touchscreen PC
•Charge Your Phone With A DIY Candle-Powered Charger
•How To Balloon Map Your Neighbourhood
•Put Together Your Own Arduino Board (For Half The Price Of Buying One)
•Build A DSLR Shoulder Rig
Make Awesome Non-Tech Stuff
DIY projects don’t require a gadget. You can make plenty of awesome things you don’t need to plug in.
•Turn A Key Into A 10-In-1 Tool
•Plug Your Keys Into The Wall With A Keychain And Wall Dock
•Hack A Carabiner With Heat Shrink Tubing To Build The Ultimate Keychain
•Build A Simple, Stylish, Industrial-Style Clothing Rack With Pipes
•Hipster Habit App Is A Mini-Book That Helps You Create Or Remove Habits
•Make Custom, One-Off T-Shirts The Cheap And Easy Way
Get In The Kitchen
A day off is the ideal chance to enjoy good food with friends and family. Learn how to make something awesome.
•These DIY Energy Bars Offer An Easy, Healthy Way To Refuel
•Make Easy, Delicious Ice Cream With Ingredients You Already Have
•Make Your Own Ice Cream Topping At Home And Dress Up Your Desserts
•Make Your Own Pancake Syrup
•DIY Citrus Salt
Organise Your Workspace
While you don’t want to work too hard on your day off, a few workspace upgrades can make your home office more efficient and buy you some extra time off in the long run.
•DIY IKEA Franken-Desk: Storage And Space In A Sharp-Looking Package
•Create A Large Mobile Workstation Out Of IKEA Bookshelves And Some Board
•How To Ergonomically Optimise Your Workspace
•Build Computer Cooling Into Your Desk
•Build A DIY Wide, Adjustable Height IKEA Standing Desk On The Cheap
It’s your day off. You don’t have to do anything at all if you don’t want to. Here are some ideas to help you relax.
•A Guide To Meditation For The Rest Of Us
•How To Find The Right Style Of Yoga For You
•End Your Insomnia And Snoring With These Expert Tips
•How To Reboot Your Sleep Cycle And Get The Rest You Deserve
•Calm.com Trains You To Meditate In Short Sessions
•Three Quick And Easy Ways To Quiet Your Mind