Thanks to inventions like Raspberry Pi, it has become considerably easier for DIY tinkerers to come up with their own computing solutions and gadgets. Granted sometimes it doesn’t have the same polished look or feel as a finished product put out by a bigger company, but the freedom and fun that comes with creating something of your own is hard to beat.
Prisons aren’t meant to be fun or relaxing so as you can imagine, a lot of the little luxuries in life we take for granted aren’t quite as readily available in most prisons, such as computers. However inside a medium-security prison at Ohio, it seems that the inmates were somehow resourceful enough where they managed to assemble two working computers in secret.
In the past we have gotten hints at what kind of features Apple’s iPhones could get based on leaked photos of components that are sometimes posted by companies that deal with spare parts. Sometimes these companies would even sell you said components, which means that in theory you could piece together your own iPhone which is what Scotty Allen at Strange Parts did (via 9to5Mac).
If you’ve ever played The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, you know exactly how important and central the ocarina is to Link, and how it more or less controls a lot of aspects in the game. Now wouldn’t it be awesome if you had your own ocarina that you could control stuff with? That’s pretty much what YouTuber and Zelda fan Allen Pan did.
When you think of Netflix, you might think of getting all cozy on your couch, grabbing some snacks and drinks, and binge-watch your favorite TV series. All of this sounds fun, but hardly healthy, but Netflix wants to change that perception by wanting to become your workout buddy through a little bit of DIY.
Many of you guys are probably familiar with Etsy, the online shopping platform that is geared more towards shoppers and sellers who are interested in handcrafted items and art. However it seems that the company has decided to branch out and have announced the launch of a new platform: Etsy Studio.
Thanks to YouTube, finding video tutorials for all sorts of things has become a piece of cake. Whether you want to learn how to dance, how to cook, how to paint a mural, learn how to beatbox and so on, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find something for it. Now it seems that one woman by the name of Cara Brookins has taken it to the next […]
Depending on how old you are, you might have used rotary phones back in the day where landlines were pretty much the only way you could get in touch with someone via the phone. The concept clearly never made it to cellphones because by the time cellphones came about, phones with buttons were already a thing.
When building your own PC, as fun as it is to pick out the CPU, GPU, chassis, monitor, keyboard, and etc., there is one important function that you need to pay attention to, and that is cooling. There are a couple of cooling options available out there, such as liquid cooling, or the more traditional fan cooling.
Probably the most common gripe we’ve heard regarding the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus aren’t so much that its features are “outdated” (at least by Android standards), but the fact that Apple seems to think that removing the headphone jack is OK, although we should point out that at least 3 Android OEMs had already beaten Apple to the punch.
Playing Pokemon GO is no doubt a huge drain on your battery, which is why carriers such as T-Mobile have launched promotions that offer gamers discount on power banks. Sprint too has gotten in on this by offering charging stations at their stores. However we reckon it might be a bit hard to beat this particular setup.
If you’re the type of parent who believes that having a practical education is just as important as learning from books and going to school, you might be interested in checking out Bose’s latest speaker called the BOSEbuild. This is a speaker that requires users to piece it together themselves, with the goal being that it will teach kids some practical skills at the same time.
Nerf guns are incredibly fun and while they might be marketed towards children, let’s face it, there are a ton of adults who probably get a huge kick out of playing with them as well. In fact just recently, YouTuber Mark Rober got the idea of creating a huge Nerf gun and recruited the help of Eclectical Engineering, a pair of YouTubers by the name of David and Ryan.
When it comes to building your own PC, you’ve got so many different options when it comes to choosing cases. These aren’t just about looks because the size of your case also determines what kind of components you can fit, so a mini-ITX setup means that you probably won’t be able to fit full-sized GPUs, and so on.