We feature a lot of do-it-yourself projects here at Lifehacker, but often they seem undoable because they require a skill you don’t have. Thankfully, there are quite a few DIY skills out there that are much easier to learn than you think. Here are our 10 favourites.
Title photo by 3355m (Shutterstock).
Night School lesson on learning to codemaking your own websiteputting together a Chrome extensiontackling your first coding projectmove onto something bigger
#9 Working with Electronics
create a house of the futureput together your own ambient lighting setupthere are simple how-to comic books forgetting started with bothmaking your own electronics with Arduino and someone else’s codeneed
littlefix size issues in an otherwise perfect shirt
#7 Auto Maintenance
list of car repairs that anyone can do themselves, despite their abilitieswhen you see the check engine light
#6 Home Repair
filling a hole in the floorhow to unclog a drainImage: Sharon Pruitt
10+ dishes and drinks everyone should know how to make at homehow to eat healthy when you hate cookingyou can still enjoy great food without blowing a lot of money
#4 Photo Editing
got the basics of photography downlearn the basics of Photoshop Night Schoolyou can do all those things in the free, cross-platform Gimp as wellphotoshop
#3 Building A Computer From Scratch
our Night School on how to build a computer from the ground up
#2 Jailbreaking/Rooting Your Phone
the 10 best root-only Android appshow to remove manufacturer-installed junk like Carrier IQsuperguides for both Androidand the iPhonea whole host of information on what to do after you’ve jailbrokenrooted
#1 Emergency Preparedness
a 72 hour emergency kita strategically placed phone
Got any easy, useful DIY skills we forgot to mention? Tell us about them in the comments.