Do-It-Yourself

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

Make your own pencils with this insanely awesome kit!

NEWS – I feel like I’m a pretty crafty person. I’ve made my own leather notebook covers, I like to draw, and I’m currently trying to learn to sew on a vintage Singer sewing machine. I’ve always been interested in getting into woodworking but have only dabbled in it with not good results (I tried …

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This is the craziest umbrella I’ve ever seen!

NEWS – If it’s raining, you need an umbrella to stay dry, right?  Not according to maker Ivan Miranda.  He 3D printed a motorized hat with an internal propeller that uses a curtain of air to keep the rain off.  Ivan does a fabulous job of walking through the engineering process, explaining how he designed …

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TACKLIFE 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander review

REVIEW – I have always been a DIYer, and since I purchased my new home, I have been very busy with projects around the house. I am always interested in tools that will make my tasks easier. This TACKLIFE 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander should be very helpful. Let’s see!! What is it? The TACKLIFE 5-Inch …

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Looking for a soldering project? Etoput LED cube really shines

NEWS – Are you looking to improve your soldering skills or do you just like to tinker? Are you seeking a project for under 20 bucks that creates something really cool?  Check out the 4x4x4 LED electronics learning kit by Etoput.  We’ve now purchased two of these for the guys in my house who get …

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Make a Commodore 64 model in minutes for free!

NEWS – Now is your chance to relive the glory days of personal home computers by making a paper model of the Commodore 64 using Rocky Bergen’s awesome designs. Just print the PDF paper crafts, cut them out, glue or tape them together and you’ll have a tiny replica of my all-time favorite computer. Wow, …

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Brewferm homebrewing starter kit review – Brew your own beer!

REVIEW – The Brewferm homebrew starter kit comes neatly packaged in its own fermenting barrel, with ingredients, instructions and accouterments inside. My husband and I have always wanted to try brewing our own beer, and it was great to have a kit to start us off. What is it? A homebrewing kit with nearly all …

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Framework is a DIY, upgradeable, repairable and customizable laptop that I want!

NEWS – The first time that I built my own desktop computer from choosing the case, motherboard, video card, etc, I was hooked. I loved the do-it-yourself geeky aspect of it. Then laptops came out and I wanted to do the same thing with them but couldn’t. I was stuck with the minor choices of …

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How I repurposed a Blink camera to create the ultimate birdwatching camera

ARTICLE – My sister and I have recently become obsessed with birds when she opened her curtains one morning and saw two Baltimore Orioles on her suet feeders. She was so excited to see a new bird that she’d never seen before that it made me start birdwatching too. I began keeping an eye on …

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AirCut DIY Portable Haircutting System review – I’m never going to a salon again

REVIEW – In addition to working from home, COVID has caused many of us to take matters into our own hands (literally) when it comes to getting our hair cut. I don’t enjoy getting my hair cut because I’m cheap and don’t like paying $20 + tip more for a haircut that takes less than 15 …

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My garage has an awesome feature that yours does not

ARTICLE – For years I had this idea to decorate my garage with all the tail lights of all the cars I’ve owned. Not the originals, of course, but junkyard specials, eBay finds, etc. I finally had some free time over the holidays so I finally assembled my collection and wired it up for some …

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TPSK is a premium Titanium bit driver for DIYers

NEWS – The TPSK which is short for Titanium Precision Screwdriver Kit is just what you would guess it is. It’s a screwdriver set from CountyComm, purveyor of cool EDC Gear, that includes a Titanium handle with a 1/4-inch hex-bit driver socket. Also included in this kit is a set of 10 hardened steel screwdriver …

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