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Post techy things you've made by yourself, or with friends and family. Did you set up a personal cloud? Awesome! Or how about an app you made? Perfect.

It can be an idea, random thoughts, or a chronicle of creation. The only rule is that is has to relate to tech. Oh, and follow rediquette.

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Safety socket for your electronics lab ...that I overengineered a bit :)

A safety socket is an useful feature for your lab because it makes more safer testing devices that need to be connected to mains. And it could be done with a simple relay and a couple of push buttons and indicating lights, though I cannot resist to overengineer it so this is what went out: https://youtu.be/Y3R9Vrl9Ebc

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What kind of metal spring can I use to make my Logitech M90 Wired USB Mouse Wheel stronger and more firm?

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Modifying a smartphone 'shell'?

I want to make a phone look like another piece of technology, the idea being that internally it is still a phone but its pieces have been extended to different parts of the shell to mimic another device. The goal is to make something that looks like a nintendo DS (which I understand could be achieved by simply 3D printing a case, but the bulk would mean losing access to the buttons and ports until the case is removed) is this achievable on the hobbyist level or am I barking up the wrong DIY tree?

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I used a Raspberry Pi and Arduino to make a MIDI controller for my synthesiser, in order to bypass the difficult-to-use interface and get directly to all of the parameters I want to edit.

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Looking for a control board

I'm recycling a dead laptop's screen, but I can't find it's control board. Where can I get it? Im looking for a 93p5654 control board. Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T410 I still have the laptop parts, is there a chance I could get it from the main board?

02:09 UTC


University Survey - DIY Trends

Hi there! I would be extremely grateful if you took a couple minutes of your time to fill out our university survey in order for us to gain insight into DIY trends. Thank you!


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DIY: electric motor to propel wheelchair

Good day all. My brother is mentally challenged and wheelchair bound. Pushing him around when going on a walk gets difficult due to my parents age and him getting older.

I was thinking of building something that can assist with propelling the wheelchair. I was thinking of getting a second hand electric scooter (the one with two wheels), placing it in the center of all four wheels with the acceleration button by the handles.

This should assist by pushing/pulling the wheelchair. The one behind the chair would still control direction and speed. Should maybe add a break for safety. Also and most important, it should not add to much weight to the chair and can be plugged in if needed.

Has someone tried someting like this on a DIY scale? What other factors should I be looking out for ? Any inputs would be of assistance.

I live in SA 🇿🇦

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06:05 UTC


Which SSD to buy for storage upgrade on laptop


I recently decided to switch from a Macbook to a MSI GF63 Thin from last year. I bought it with a 500GB SSD but want to upgrade it. I have never done this before but reckon that it cannot be too difficult. I have had a look on SSD extensions online and found out that Crucial T700, T500 or P3 Plus might be my best bet.

How important is read and write speed? Do they all give me decent speed or should I rather opt for T500 / T700 to get a good performance?

Looking forward to your ideas!

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Plugging in a Philips Hue White Ambiance Aurelle Smart LED Panel Light

Hi I have a Philips Hue White Ambiance Aurelle Smart LED Panel Light (I'll add link below). For reasons that I won't go in to here, I need to plug it in to a regular UK wall socket. What are the best products to connect a plug to the unit?

Thanks so much for your help! I really appreciate it.


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12:28 UTC


Kerbl coop door + Shelly 2.5?

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Research on DIY project interaction!

Hey there DIY Technologists,

We're a group of creative tech enthusiasts from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and we're super excited to share a research project that’s close to our hearts – and we think you’ll be interested too. We're working on building an AI-driven ecosystem that changes the way we interact with technology. Imagine a voice to Arduino or sketch to 3D print!

Our aim? To make technology more intuitive, accessible, and fun for everyone. But here's the thing: we don't want to do this in a vacuum. We believe that the best innovations come from diverse minds collaborating, and that's why we're turning to you – the vibrant community of creators, tinkerers, and tech lovers.

This is where you come in:

  • Have you ever wished for a more natural way to interact with your tech projects?
  • What's a feature you've always wanted but never found in existing tools?
  • Do you have ideas for voice or gesture commands that could make tech creation a breeze?
  • Or any wild, out-of-the-box concepts you think our project could benefit from?

Whether you're a seasoned programmer, a 3D printing wizard, or someone who just loves messing around with new gadgets, we want to hear from you. Your feedback, ideas, and suggestions are what will fuel this project forward.

Drop your thoughts, ideas, or any questions you have in the comments below. We’re here to discuss, collaborate, and turn our collective dreams into reality.

Can't wait to hear what you've got!

Cheers, Kugelblytz

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23:42 UTC


DIY cloud celling set-up

Does anyone know how I can recreate this sick DIY cloud celling for my gaming room. I seen this guy on TikTok's, it's so cool. He's built one in his gaming room and I want to recreate it in mine. Does anyone know how do do thisanyone done this? I'll attach the link now of his. https://www.tiktok.com/@oxydoxytv/video/7287118511984397601. Let me know what's needed to recreate it if you've got one.

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I want to build a supercomputer

How many PS2 slims would I need to make a supercomputer/cluster like the one the airforce made out of PS3s?

23:59 UTC


Need help making headset wireless

I have this headset that I want to make wireless, but I really know nothing about electronics. I found a tutorial on the internet, but the headset they use doesn't have a microphone while mine does, so I don't know if it would still work or if I should do something else. Could you help me?

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Arduino Interactive Flower

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Need Project Ideas for a Touch Controller

Hi all,

I got my hands on a Logitech Tap that I'm trying to repurpose. I just don't have any idea what project I should attempt to do with it. Could I possibly get some ideas on what I should try to do with it? I don't have much experience with dissembling electronics, soldering, coding etc, but I want to make this an opportunity to start!

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Website creation suggestions?

Hi all!

I'm trying to create a website for my MIL and her LLC. She is a self-made homesteader and hosts bread making classes (up to 20 people) and summer events with up to 300 people.

Her website will need scheduling options for her weekly bread classes, and payment options to simplify her process.

I'm thinking "wix" is the platform I want to use to build out the website, but am unsure, as I've never done anything like this before. Instead of wix, should I consider Hubspot, Square, or Shopify?

Any advise is appreciated!

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15:26 UTC


Tech help

Need help figuring this out Im not that tech savvy and this is out of my zone. I’ve also tried to shut down my computer restarted, and I checked for updates.

10:23 UTC


DIY Underwater ROV

Just tested out how good my waterproofing was. I need to find a new sturdier waterproof sealant. Anybody know what I should use? I also still need to make it neutrally buoyant and wire up the other motors.

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iPhone backup

I would like to be able to backup my phone to an external drive…I just don’t need an NAS and I dislike iCloud. Any advice or ideas? Thanks!

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What does it mean to unbrick a phone?

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