Do-It-Yourself

News, reviews and articles about products that help you make and fix things.

GameShell is a DIY kit to build your own Gameboy style handheld

NEWS – Holy handhelds Batman! Prepare to part with some cash, because I have what looks like the coolest DIY kit I’ve seen in a long time. It’s called the Clockwork GameShell and it’s a modular kit that includes all the parts needed to build your own pocket-sized gaming system that looks strikingly similar to …

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Turn paper into light with the Bare Conductive Electric Paint Lamp Kit

NEWS – As a self-confessed gadget nerd, I always feel that after so many years of seeking out the newest and coolest gadgets, that I have seen just about every concept that I can expect to see for a while. And just when I think I have, another creative gadget surfaces and captures my attention …

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Kano lets kids build their own Windows 10 laptop

NEWS – The new Kano PC isn’t just a kid-friendly laptop with a colorful orange keyboard. It’s a laptop that kids can build themselves with easy to assemble modules and cables that require no previous knowledge of electronics or soldering. Kano is the same company who makes the Computer Kit Touch tablet that I reviewed …

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Level up your DIY game with LumiLevel

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Are you a DIYer that needs to keep things on the level?  This can mean hanging things, building things, installing plumbing lines and so on.  Lots of things are simply better if they are straight side-to-side or up-down.  Kickstarter project LumiLevel looks to level up your game with their new digital level. …

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Level up your DIY game with the Shaper Tools Origin router

NEWS – Hobbists, makers, and wood crafters will want to check out the Shaper Tools Origin router. It uses computer-guided technology to make sure the shapes that you want to cut out are as precise as possible. This router uses a special tape that orients the router bit so that it can cut inlays like …

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The Make-Your-Own Hot Sauce Kit is a tasty way to DIY

NEWS – I LOVE hot sauce and have always wanted to try making my own, but the process seemed like an arduous one. Finding a recipe, then shopping for all those hard to find ingredients you don’t have on hand. The Grow and Make Make-Your-Own Hot Sauce Kit takes all the guesswork out of making …

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Be prepared for the spring gift season with wrap buddies

NEWS – And you thought that the holidays were behind us didn’t you? That’s adorable… Springtime is a busy time for holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and graduation. That means you’ll need a tool to help you wrap all those gifts you’ll be giving to family and friends. What you need are some …

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Here are a couple of inexpensive tips for covering up the cameras (or LED lights) on your devices

ARTICLE – I love my gadgets, but I don’t want to worry about the cameras on those devices getting hacked, so I cover many of them up. Am I paranoid? Maybe, but I know I’m not the only one concerned about this so I thought I’d pass on my tips to those of you who …

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Light up Valentine’s Day with WHDTS heart-shaped soldering kit

NEWS – Are you searching for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift, and you enjoy tinkering with a soldering iron, crafts or DIY projects? Or maybe it’s your sweetheart who’d get a charge out of creating a small light-up display. In either case, check out the WHDTS heart-shaped, three-piece flashing LED DIY soldering kit. It’s advertised …

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Makers will love the one button to rule them all

NEWS – Makers, home automation hobbyists, or anyone who loves a good DIY challenge should take a look at the Touch Encoder by Grayhill, who recently celebrated 75 years of innovation. Grayhill products can be found in everything from custom projects to switches running through any modern jet cockpit and this new easy to program …

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BluFixx repair gel kit review

REVIEW – Fixing broken things is one of the Gadgeteer superpowers. We use a lot of different materials for this, and we were recently offered a new product that can fill those patching and repair needs. It’s a series of light-curing products called BluFixx. These are liquids that are designed to repair everything from your …

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New Age Enclosures Raspberry Pi 3 Tinker Case review

REVIEW – You can find Raspberry Pi 3 cases all over the Internet.  They are mostly all good, and mostly all priced the same – $15.  New Age Enclosures is looking to break out from the pack with a high quality, durable case that costs less.  Is that possible?  Read on to find out… Most …

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Don’t let your small car stymie your DIY projects

NEWS – Ever run into the problem of having to pay the hardware store to deliver something like a few boards or some wood trim because you have a sedan or a truck with a short bed and can’t fit your supplies in it?  Well, with the Sidekick VSC side-mount car carrier system, you’ll never …

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