Do It Yourself! A collection of guides and articles on cool things you can make on your own.

Internet enabling an ATX power supply

June 17th, 2013 by

Surely anyone reading this is aware of those cool power line adapters that allow ethernet networks to be connected by the wall-socket wiring in a home. I had a set of these adapters around, and I thought the process of internet enabling a PC with them could be simplified a bit. Since the PC and…

Lapping your CPU: a handy guide

February 11th, 2013 by

Lapping a CPU heat spreader is generally one of those activities reserved for hardcore overclocking enthusiasts. Not because it’s particularly difficult, but because your average consumer probably doesn’t want to rub their brand new expensive processor against a sheet of sandpaper for a few extra megahertz. Though for those of us who are willing to…

Build a blinking safety light for your bicycle

January 2nd, 2013 by

I needed a blinking light device to attach to my bike in the spirit of “Dear cars, please don’t hit me”. I could’ve just purchased one for less than the cost of building one, but that’s not as much fun. Fun is really the main reason I do these things. So I built my own,…

Simple diy LED light bulb

July 8th, 2012 by

I’ve been wanting to get my hands on an LED light bulb for some time now. They’re still rather expensive though, so for most people they don’t seem “worth it” when CFL’s are much cheaper and still pretty low on the power consumption scale. So rather than going out and buying a commercial LED lightbulb,…