8 DIY tech projects you can make today


Why buy when you can build? We all have dozens of gadgets, contraptions and add ons to all these devices lying around. Most don’t cost much on their own, but the vast sum really adds up over time.

So why spend all your hard earned money on things that, with a bit of time and care, you can make all on your own. Try these do-it-yourself projects — anyone can craft something useful if you put your mind to it.


  • Potato Clock: If you’ve never built anything, start with this science-class staple. It’s easy and especially fun for kids. And you might not even have to make a trip to the store because all you need is two potatoes, a battery-powered clock, a few nails, and some wire.
  • Build a Website: With tools like WordPress, Squarespace, Sitebuilder, Weebly and Wix, creating your own website has never been easier. There are many easy-to-use options for website builders, that the hardest part these days is simply finding inspiration. But almost as soon as you have a good idea for a URL, you can have a finished, professional-looking website.
  • Tennis Ball Tripod: To make all your digital photos even better, all you have to do is cut a tennis ball in half and add a screw. It couldn’t be easier and can make a real difference in the field. Another option is a tennis ball tripod that helps your take better panoramas with your smart phone.


  • USB Speaker: Computers, mobile phones and most portable devices are great in that they let you access services like Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube to play all the free music your heart desires. But the sound quality is usually low and while there are some cheap options to improve the music by listening through speakers, why not just make your own? You can even use mason jars. Anyone with a bit of experience should be able to craft a serviceable speaker — and this is one project that you will actually use all the time.
  • Arduino Word Clock: If time isn’t an object — make this project. The Word Clock may be the coolest gadget on this whole list, and its ability to tell time with words, not numerals or hands, will make this timepiece a standout item in any room. Not only will it help keep you from being late, but it will wow any guest you entertain at home or in the office.
  • Touch-Screen Gloves: This one is quite easy, to be honest. But since the number of tech-savvy people and sewing-savvy people often doesn’t overlap, some may consider this a challenge. But all you have to do is buy the right thread and stitch it into the tips of the gloves you already own.


  • Laser Gun: If you ever played Duck Hunt as a kid, this is one DIY project that will get your nostalgic fire burning — literally. As described by North Street Labs, you will be able to enjoy the iconic Nintendo toy gun as a real laser gun that sets things on fire! Just remember, safety first.
  • Wi-Fi Radio: With a bit of ingenuity, you can construct a DIY radio with Wi-Fi connectivity that you can control with your smartphone for under $50. If it sounds too good to be true, that’s just because you haven’t read the instructions yet.


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