Tag Archives: DIY

DIY: Solar Car Battery

Jumper cables are unreliable at best. It’s about time for a change. This DIY will show you how to make your own solar charged car battery using pretty basic items. The one thing you’ll probably need to pick up is the solar panel, and to tell you the truth, not much more is needed. The panel is connected to the ...

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DIY: Cellphone dock and wire wrangler

Are you frustrated that you can’t find a cellphone dock that fits your needs? Here’s a solution. Make your own! Instuctables has a nice and simple DIY which guides you through producing your own cellphone accessory. The dock and wire wrangler work together to keep your cellphone in one compact area, without any pesky tangles. Really great for someone who ...

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DIY: Progressive Scan Camcorder

We’ve seen some cool DIY’s, but this might take the cake on the technical aspect of things. Ever wanted to make your own Progressive Scam Camcorder? Odds are it never even passed your mind, but regardless, you can now create your own. The Progressive Scan Camcorder in question was used to make the 88-minute indie sci-fi film, The Shimmering Earth. ...

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DIY: Vinyl Record Card Holder

We thought this was a pretty cool use for getting some of those used records out of the way. Do you have a lot of excess business cards you’ve collected along the way or do you need a cool way to display your own? This cool looking project is a unique way to display your contact info. And for those ...

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DIY: NES Controller Wallet

Well it might not be a complex DIY, but it’s a DIY all the same. The NES controller wallet was made using little more than a plain coin purse and glue. Oh, and of course a NES controller body. If you’ve been holding on to the dream that your Nintendo system might miraculously start working again, give it up my ...

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DIY: Copy Camcorder Tapes to your computer

This might be a somewhat unorthodox DIY since you’re not really “making” anything, but it’s as equally useful as other tutorials. Digital camcorders aren’t exactly user-friendly compatible, if you’ve been wanting to transfer old camcorder video to your computer to throw on YouTube you might have a difficult time. This step-by-step tutorial, complete with idiot friendly image instructions, will show ...

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DIY: Replace your headphone jack

If you want a good pair of headphones, it’s gonna cost you. No matter how much you spend on them, headphone jacks have a tendency of splitting from the wire and loosening, creating dead noise. When this happens, most people will have a period where they cry under their blankets in the dark, cuddling with their old pair, before throwing ...

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DIY: Recycle your old water bottles as sandals for the beach

Here’s a pretty nifty DIY for the pack rat in all of us. If you have a pile of old water bottles laying around and throwing them out just isn’t an option for you, here’s a useful purpose. Just crunch the bottle flat and slip your feet in between the label and the flattened bottle. Sure, it might look stupid ...

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DIY: How to fix your defective Guitar Hero controller

So you just realized that your Guitar Hero controller is one of the two models that were recently announced by RedOctane as defective. Never fear, fellow gamer. There is a moderately simple way to fix this problem if your willing to put in a little hand work. This step by step DIY will show you how you can take the ...

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DIY: Creative ways to recycle your peripherals

Here’s a few ways to not have to throw out stuff, such as the Bagel Holding CD Spindle. These methods concern peripherals though, rather than casing. We all have mountains of broken peripherals scattered around our houses. You might remember the DIY Keyboard Wallet. Well what about when you feel a little more creative and want to do your own ...

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