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I've seen a couple of TV shows about luthiers, and building guitars seems like a very interesting activity with a beautiful and useful end product.  Of course, it takes skill to make the wooden enclosure for any guitar, and the electronics for an electric guitar only adds to the complexity of the project.  This Mini [...]

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Worx SD Screwdriver

One of the biggest pains with using drills and power screwdrivers is having to change bits all the time, however Worx has come up with a neat solution.  The Worx SD Power screwdriver is powered by a 4V Li-Ion battery and comes with a handy LED work light.  It's big selling point is the six [...]

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redbull

If you are a builder, maker, inventor, hacker or a person who just likes to tinker, then you should consider trying out for the Red Bull Creation contest where you could end up winning $10,000 worth of tools and cash. The way it works is that you register on the Red Bull Creation site and [...]

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vera-bradley-keyboard-case-hack-1

I've tried a lot of Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad, and they all suffer from the same complaint.  Regardless of any other features they may offer, all keyboard cases have undersized keyboards.  If you're a true touch-typist, like I am, you'll find it very hard to type on these small keyboards because your finger [...]

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wpid-Sugru-primary.jpg

In my review of Sugru I mentioned that it would be great if it came in primary colours, which would give you yellow and reds and allow you to mix almost any colour. Well they must have listened to me. :) Announced today, it's now available in packs of  8 x 5 gram packs of [...]

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sugru2

Around my household I'm known as McGyver because of my VERY improvised solutions to fixing things. The issue I have though is that often my fixes don't even last as long as an episode of McGyver :)  When I first came across a product called Sugru, my mind boggled about the many different ways that [...]

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Recently a spate of videos showing a smartphone treated with Neverwet being dipped in water was doing the rounds; however,  Ross Nanotechnology's  product goes well beyond that.  Neverwet is a spray on or dip application that applies a super hydrophobic coating that completely repels water and heavy oils.  Any liquid placed on the coating literally just [...]

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recesky-camera-kit

Last year, I reveiwed the Minox Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF 5.0 "tribute" camera (see related products links at the bottom) that reminded me of the old Imperial Reflex 620 Duo camera my mother had owned.  I was very disappointed in the tiny, low-res images captured by that almost $300 toy-like camera.  If only ThinkGeek had the [...]

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DIY Classic Desk Lamp

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It's not often that you can build your own lamp, but Homeloo offers a series of assemble-it-yourself wooden lamps from Sukoo so you can build your own.  The lamps, like the Sukoo DIY Wooden Classic Lamp shown here, are made of pine wood MDF.  The folks at Homeloo assure us that the temperatures won't get [...]

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kleckerdesign-nathanswoodenknifekit_01

A while back, Julie posted a news item about a 'wooden pocket knife.'  I was intrigued: normally, one cuts wood with a knife, right?  So when the opportunity to review Nathan's Knife Kit from Klecker Knives came up, I had to check it out.  My 8-year-old son had been asking me when he could get [...]

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foldinguke

If you're looking for a cool gift for your favorite ukulele player, this is it. It's a kit for a folding soprano ukulele. The parts are made of laser cut bamboo. All you need is some sandpaper, glue and a few other miscellaneous items and you'll be able to build your own instrument that just [...]

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Everything in the package

I enjoy making stuff, and I love electronics, so I generally really like electronics kit projects. The SpikenzieLabs Solder:Time Watch Kit seems like a great option for someone like me. This is actually a hackable watch- they provide the source code and other info, as well as convenient pads on the circuit board to tap into. The [...]

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soldertime-watch

The Solder : Time from Spikenzielabs is an easy to solder wristwatch kit that has a laser cut acrylic casing that allows you to see the internal PCB, electronic components and battery (CR2032). There's a velcro wrist band included, but you can also wear it as a badge with optional badge clip. This looks like [...]

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connectdesign-DIY case

One really nice thing about being an iPhone owner is that the third-party accessories market is so enormous that one is never at a loss for accessory options.  However, there is a trend in phone cases in general to lean towards the sleek and industrial or luxurious, often leaving those whose tastes tend toward the [...]

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pallypals-bobafett

Bobble heads.  Cool, right?  How about a trapezoidal-shaped bobble head that you construct yourself by downloading a template, printing on cardstock, cutting, folding and gluing it?  Too good to be true?  Check out Pally Pal Paper Toys.  They have a growing inventory of Pal designs in several categories or download a blank template and create [...]

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knife-kit

JJ's Knife Kit from Garrett Wade is a nifty build it yourself kit for little ones aged 4-7. Kids always want what their parents have, so this is a safe way to let them feel like they have a grown up tool. These kits come with pre-cut and pre-drilled pieces of Oak or Cherry depending [...]

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owc-datadoubler

I don't know about the rest of you, but I rarely use the CD drive in my iMac or Macbook Pro. 99.9% of the time, I download software instead of buying CDs. And I don't watch DVDs on my devices either. OWC has a cool product that will let you ditch your optical drive for [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News
tokyobay-diy

TOKYObay will be offering a Limited Edition DIY Toolbox in time for the holiday gift buying season. This kit will give watch enthusiasts the ability to customize and assemble the main components of a classic style watch. The DIY watch kit includes two mid size classic watch faces. One with a cream dial and and [...]

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sky-mall-recessed-light-cover

The Gadgeteer recently showed you how to easily change your downlights into pendant lights without hiring an electrician.  Today, we've found another way update the look of your recessed lights.  Sky Mall is offering Recessed Light Covers in a variety of styles from modern to traditional.  These Recessed Light Covers snap into place over your [...]

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HowTo-Slideshow-02

If there's anything that I love as much as getting my hands on a shiny new gadget, it's taking old gadgets and repurposing them to accomplish something completely awesome.  I recently combined a low-end Eye-Fi card, a 2008 Mac Mini, and a little elbow grease to turn my home theater system into a slideshow displaying [...]

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