Do-it-yourself technology projects have multiple benefits: they’re cheaper, you get exactly what you want, and you learn new skills in the process. These are the 10 most popular DIY posts from Lifehacker in 2013.
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We’ve shown you how to get started with the Raspberry Pi, the pocket-sized DIY dream computer. Here are 10 awesome projects you can put together in a weekend with it.
Each January, IKEA Hackers invites its readers to vote for the best furniture/technology hacks of the year. Here are the winning creations from 2007 to 2012 along with the instructions on how to make them.
If you carry around a multi-tool in your bag or pocket for quick fixes, you’re in good company. This week we’re taking a look at some of the best available — the ones that pack useful tools, are still portable, and offer great value. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
Building a hackintosh — that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware — used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, this is our complete guide to building a hackintosh that will walk you through purchasing compatible parts, building your machine and installing OS X all on your own.
Some life hacks require a complete how-to guide just to understand. Others are so genius in their simplicity that they speak for themselves. Here are 10 of our favourite self-explanatory MacGyver tricks.
Rule #1 of DIY: Never settle for what you’re given. You can upgrade and improve just about anything with knowledge and elbow grease, especially if you know a little about electronics. Here are 10 things in your home that you can beef up with soldering and DIY know-how.
Few routers utilise their full potential out of the box, because their firmware limits their functionality. Thanks to an open-source project called DD-WRT, you can unlock your router’s potential to broadcast a stronger signal, manage network traffic, remotely access all your home computers and a whole lot more. Here’s how to install it, set it up and supercharge your network.
The Complete Guide To Turning Your Video Game Console Into A Living Room Media Centre | Lifehacker Australia
Your video game console is great for playing games, but you might not realise it’s also one of the best media centres around. Here’s how to set up all of the modern consoles so you can stream videos and music to them direct from your computer.
Dear Lifehacker, I want to set up some basic home automation systems but I’ve never done anything like this before. How do I get started? For that matter, what kind of things can I do? Any advice appreciated!
Building your own computer is the best way to get the perfect PC for your needs. Want to take your custom build even further? Beef it up with these 10 projects.