Do-It-Yourself, How-To

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews
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I have reviewed (more than) my fair share of dashcams and radar detectors over the past few years. All of these devices require power in a relatively inconvenient place in your car. Typically these devices are installed up near your rearview mirror. Few automobiles have a 12V or USB port anywhere near that location. Running… Read More

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If you've ever wanted to learn more about using Raspberry Pi and Arduino hardware to get into the IoT scene, today is your lucky day. Make: and Humble Bundle Books have teamed up to offer an extraordinary deal that not only rewards you with a great collection of geeky eBooks, but it also helps STEM… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News
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Figuring out the right size TV to mount on a wall or fit in your entertainment cabinet just got a little easier than holding a tape measure at a diagonal line when you use the TV Sizer. What is it? The TV Sizer is a very low tech solution to a high tech problem. Just… Read More

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I'm sure you'll be shocked to discover that when I was in high school, most of my elective classes were trended toward science. My two all-time favorite classes where "Power and Energy Technology" and "Robotics". In both those classes we were tasked with building simple machines using motors, circuit boards, power supplies, etc. I enjoyed… Read More

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Duct tape is a must have item for everyone's toolbox and workshop because it's such a versatile material for repairing and even making brand new items. The only problem with Duct tape is the form factor. It traditionally comes in big bulk rolls that are inconvenient to store and carry around in a gear bag… Read More

Walabot DIY review

Posted in: Android, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews
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I have been doing home improvement projects for decades now. I lost count years ago, but the total number has to be in the hundreds of all shapes, sizes and effort levels. Many times the construction involved tearing into something with only some idea what I was to find. Well, Walabot promises the DIY can alleviate this problem. The… Read More

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Hot on the heels of Misfit's jump into the smartwatch arena, they are now branching out with a new company called InstruMMents that has just unveiled their first product, the 01. Not exactly the most clever name I've heard for a first product, but the product itself does look pretty clever. The O1 is a… Read More

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home and Kitchen, News
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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… Read More

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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… Read More

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
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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… Read More

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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’… Read More

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News, Watches and Clocks
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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… Read More

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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… Read More

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, Miscellaneous, News
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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… Read More

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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… Read More