Awesome Projects For Your Day Off

Awesome Projects For Your Day Off

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

Relax!

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

Comments

  • The photo for this story on the main page is a bunch of American flags- interesting for the Queen’s birthday holiday.

  • Also, aren’t those flags WA flags? They get Queen’s birthday at a different time…

  • My awesome project today involved dealing with a leaking toilet in a totally impossible to get to tiny WC. Cue one messed up shoulder from twisting like a pretzel on the floor.

    I’m grumpier than Grumpy McGrump after this long weekend.

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