Category: DIY

How To Build A Media Center That Will Play Anything

I’ve been building a media center recently. Actually, scratch that – I’ve been building two. One is a compact device (my Raspberry Pi) running the RaspBMC distribution of XBMC, while the other is a traditional HTPC home build – a media center in a slimline PC case with added TV card. At this stage I haven’t quite decided which system […]

Not Enough Juice? Squeeze Your Raspberry Pi By Overclocking

If there’s any hardware released in 2012 that you’re likely to fall in love with, it’s the sweet-as-sugar Raspberry Pi, a mini computer designed and built in the UK that has shipped all around the world. Equipped with an ARM processor and capable of running various operating systems (although the best results are with a particularly useful build of Debian installed) […]

Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi For Headless Use With Ssh

The Raspberry Pi is – as we’ve seen in several previous articles – an extremely flexible piece of hardware. Once you’ve installed an operating system, got to grips with the small dimensions, and found a case for it, you’ll be able to install media centre software and perhaps even begin programming software (after all, that’s what it was designed for!). […]

Insane Tablet And Phone Touchscreen Repair Tips You Should Avoid

Want to repair a scratched smartphone screen? Some articles online recommend using sandpaper, Turtle Wax, toothpaste, baking soda, or even vegetable oil. Don’t fall for these insane tips — there’s only one way to actually fix your problem. These crazy-looking tips will just damage your screen even more. These tips are all from Daniel Johnson over at The Telegraph. Articles like […]

How To Make A Pulsating Arduino Led Cube That Looks Like It Came From The Future

If you’ve dabbled with some beginner Arduino projects, but are looking for something a little permanent and on a whole other level of awesome, then the humble 4 x 4 x 4 LED cube is a natural choice. Construction is far easier than you might think, and using a multiplexing we can control all the LEDs directly from just a […]

10 Great Arduino Projects For Beginners

Completing an Arduino project gives you a sense of satisfaction like no other. The problem is, most beginners aren’t sure where to start, and without previous Maker experience, or some sort of electronics background, even beginner’s projects can seem rather… well, daunting. Today we’re going to feature 10 simple projects that even the most novice of Arduino DIY’ers can build without […]