Do-It-Yourself, How-To

swannsmartseries

Swann's new Smart-Series do-it-yourself security system combines wired video surveillance and wireless smart home technology into one integrated solution engineered to deter break-ins and detect intrusion within your home or business. The system includes four weather resistant, 1080p HD wired cameras with 80° viewing angle and night vision with set and forget recording onto the pre-installed 1TB hard drive. [...]

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formcard

DIYers, makers, and anyone else who likes to repair or create things will be interested in learning about FORMCard. What is it? It's moldable bio-plastic cards that come in different colors. To use it, you put the card in hot water, which softens it up enough to become pliable. Shape it as you wish and [...]

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piper02

My son Joey is now 10, and like many his age, loves Minecraft.  I've seen other attempts at creating educational products with Minecraft, but nothing quite like the Piper Computer kit.  A "build it yourself" computer that plays Minecraft?  I decided to take a hands-off approach and let my son build it all by himself. [...]

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walabot

Have you ever fantasized about having X-ray vision like Superman? The Walabot DIY will give you, or I should say your smartphone, that superpower. What is it? Walabot DIY is a device that uses 3D imaging technology to see through drywall, cement, and other materials to determine the location of pipes, wires, and even rodents’ [...]

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tokyobay-watchkit

If you're the kind of person who has a favorite watch or watches that they like to wear on a regular basis, you may also like customizing it by switching out the watchbands. TOKYObay is now offering this watch repair toolkit for at home strap replacements and more. The kit comes with a selection of [...]

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carvey

3D printers are designed to print three-dimensional objects by laying down multiple layers of material to create the object. These printers traditionally print the objects in plastic, but some models can print in metal, glass powders and other materials. The Carvey 3D carving machine from Inventables is essentially a three-axis mill that carves objects from material [...]

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steampunk-fliskits-acme-spitfire

My husband's hobby is model rocketry. He enjoys building model rockets from kits as well as designing them then launching them. There are actually certification levels that you can attain in order to build and launch the larger high power model rockets with the larger engines (you can't purchase the high power engines without having [...]

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hacktoolbox2

Do you have a useful tip, trick, life hack or cool DIY project that you think other Gadgeteer readers can use to make their life easier or would find interesting? So many people have great ideas and they never share them. To help change that, I'll be posting regular articles sharing some of the best [...]

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coil-hack-25

Do you have a useful tip, trick or hack that you think other Gadgeteer readers can use to make their life easier? Then I need you to contribute them to a new series that I'm starting today. So many people have great ideas and they never share them. Let's change that. The tips, tricks, hacks [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Do-It-Yourself, How-To
aardvark HD_13

Our sewer line needed replacing recently.  The plumbers used a really long "snake" with a camera at the end to see where they were going.  I have no plans to repair toilets or examine indoor plumbing, but the Aardvark HD3M waterproof wireless inspection camera might take me places I never thought possible. The camera comes [...]

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i-loom

Friendship bracelets weren't a thing when I was a kid, but if they had been, I would have been all over it because I loved making things. Actually I still do. The i-loom is basically a loom that helps kids and adults weave their own bracelets out of colored string by keeping everything organized and [...]

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Every so often when I am looking for tidbits to write about I come across an item that makes me think about the artisans of the past. The Bear & Son Knife + Scrimshaw kit is one such item. Harking back to an era when sailors used this ink on bone technique as a way [...]

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wolfelele-21

Have you ever wanted to build a guitar or a ukulele but felt it was completely beyond your capabilities, time and budget? Me too. That's why I was very curious to try the Wolfelele kit when I saw it because it didn't require tools I didn't own, a huge investment in time and best of all, [...]

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grabit-1

I think that everyone who has ever screwed in a screw has stripped a screw head (or two) at one time or another. When it happens, you can either just leave it alone, muttering to yourself, "Good enough!" Or you can bore out the screw with a drill bit and replace it. There is an [...]

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Microduino-mCookie-Review-Main

Are you a maker? Inventor? Tinkerer? Want to play with Arduino but not sure what modules you need yet? Meet mCookie, a set of cool new magnetic and Arduino-compatible modules from Microduino.  Note: Images can be clicked on to view a larger size. These mCookie modules dramatically decrease the size of prototyping and allow you to work with [...]

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