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100 DIY Tech Projects

From Do-It-Yourself Cellphones to Silly Putty Tech Projectors

— October 26, 2013 — Art & Design
Even if you're not the most savvy when it comes to putting gadgets together, these DIY tech projects should be a piece of cake to make.

These useful homemade gadgets range from cameras to solar phone chargers and even basic cell phones that are capable of making calls and sending texts. In addition to being extremely practical items that you could actually use on a regular basis in your daily life, successfully making any of these DIY tech projects certainly earns some serious bragging rights.

Since most these items can be crafted from basic hardware store finds, you may just want to think about taking a trip to the store to pick up some parts before you hand over some serious cash on a factory-made device.
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Crafty Camera-Assembling Kits
Crafty Camera-Assembling Kits
The Konstruktor Camera Kit from Lomography Lets You Build a Camera
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99
Geeky DIY Game Replicas
Geeky DIY Game Replicas
This Golden Eye 007 Remote Mine Brings Out the Nintendo Nerd In Us All
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98
Fruity Computer Peripherals
Fruity Computer Peripherals
MaKey MaKey Lets You Turn Offbeat Objects into a Keyboard and Mouse
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97
Toy Block CD Changers
Toy Block CD Changers
This LEGO Jukebox Wil Make Use of Old CDs
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96
DIY Free-Sourced Prosthetics
DIY Free-Sourced Prosthetics
These Prosthetic Hand Designs Will Help Out Any Family in Need
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95
Bare-Bones LED Timepieces
Bare-Bones LED Timepieces
The Solder: Time II is a DIY Watch Designed to be Hacked
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94
DIY Building Block Firestarters
DIY Building Block Firestarters
This Homemade LEGO Robot Can Autonomously Light Candles
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93
DIY Electrical Music Devices
DIY Electrical Music Devices
Build Your Own Musical Tesla Coil with This New At-Home Project
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92
DIY Robotic Spider Kits
DIY Robotic Spider Kits
This Educational Toy Kit Lets You Build, Learn and Play
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91
DIY Weather-Displaying Lamps
DIY Weather-Displaying Lamps
Flip the Switch to Get Your Daily Forecast with This Great Light
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90
DIY Smartphone Apps
DIY Smartphone Apps
AppsBuilder Enables You to Create Your Own Tech Tools for Free
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89
DIY Digital Camera Kits
DIY Digital Camera Kits
Build Your Own Camera with the Educational Bigshot Set
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88
DIY Recycling Machines
DIY Recycling Machines
These Plastic Recycling Machines Let People Do Their Own Recycling
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87
Toy Film Projectors
Toy Film Projectors
The LEGO Technic Super-8 Movie Projector Uses Toy Blocks to Show Blockbusters
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86
DIY Cyborg Bug Kits
DIY Cyborg Bug Kits
The 'RoboRoach' Kit Lets You Enslave a Cockroach Using Neurosurgery
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85
Customizable Camera Covers
Customizable Camera Covers
La Sardina and Flash DIY Edition Lets You Embrace Your Creatvity
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84
DIY Portable Gaming Kits
DIY Portable Gaming Kits
The Darkmatter DIY Portable Gaming Kit is Easy to Assemble
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83
DIY Movie Screening Platforms
DIY Movie Screening Platforms
'TheCouchers' Lets You Find Find Movie Screenings and Host Them
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82
DIY Responsive Robotic Hands
DIY Responsive Robotic Hands
Build Your Own Robotic Hand Using Simple Hardware Store Products
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81
Picture-Popping Sketch Kits
Picture-Popping Sketch Kits
The 'Leonar3Do' Offers a 3D Creative Desktop System
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80
DIY Flying Chainsaw Launchers
DIY Flying Chainsaw Launchers
Joerg Sprave Demonstrates his Slingshot-Assisted Chainsaw Javelin
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79
DIY Light-Up Kicks
DIY Light-Up Kicks
Converse Shoe Designs Will Look Even Cooler with Light Installations
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78
DIY Remote-Controlled Spaceships
DIY Remote-Controlled Spaceships
David Windestal Flies a Homemade RC Plane to Space and Back
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77
DIY Sustainable Smartphone Chargers
DIY Sustainable Smartphone Chargers
This Fire-Powered Charger is Perfect for Outdoor Travel
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76
Build Your Own Search
Build Your Own Search
Yahoo BOSS
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75
3D Printed Guitars
3D Printed Guitars
The Zoybar Tor is Perfect for Digital DIYers Who Love to Rock
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74
DIY Social Network
DIY Social Network
Ning Sites for Anything
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73
DIY PC Pedals
DIY PC Pedals
The Google Reader Pedal Takes the Stress off Your Wrist
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72
DIY Hue-Switch Lighting
DIY Hue-Switch Lighting
The Fjordcarver Chameleon Lamp Lets You Customize Your Pad
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71
DIY Stop Motion Video
DIY Stop Motion Video
Origami Movie
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70
DIY Film Digitizers
DIY Film Digitizers
The Kinograph Digitize Film on the Cheap
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69
DIY Homemade Bagpipes
DIY Homemade Bagpipes
Bring Out the Scottish in You with This Loud Design
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68
Sci-Fi Medical Scanners
Sci-Fi Medical Scanners
Scanadu Brings Star Trek to Reality with the Medical Tricorder
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67
DIY Building Block Clocks
DIY Building Block Clocks
The Time Twister 2 is the Grandfather Clock for the 21st Century
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66
DIY Hi-Tech Gadgets
DIY Hi-Tech Gadgets
Kipkay Teaches You to Make a Laser Lighter at a Low Price
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65
DIY Gaming Smartphone Mods
DIY Gaming Smartphone Mods
Turn a Game Boy into an Android Controller with These DIY Instructions
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64
DIY Smartphone Designs
DIY Smartphone Designs
Philip Pearce's '4hone' Concept Comes with a Removable Camera and Keyboard
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63
DIY Gaming Gear
DIY Gaming Gear
Geektastic Gamer Creates Life-Size Katamari Controller
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62
Automated Folding Paper
Automated Folding Paper
Robotic Origami Can Be Programmed to Change Shapes
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61
Silly Putty Tech Protectors
Silly Putty Tech Protectors
This DIY Sugru Smartphone Case is Elementary and Effective
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60
DIY iPhone Christmas Cards
DIY iPhone Christmas Cards
Tech-Friendly Gift May Be the Most Expensive Card Ever
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59
Eco DIY Earphones
Eco DIY Earphones
Choi Hyong-Suk Minimizes Wasted Resources
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58
DIY Germ-Killing Wands
DIY Germ-Killing Wands
The Rechargeable UV-C Purifying Wand Kills Unwanted Pests
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57
DIY Lomography Camera Kits
DIY Lomography Camera Kits
The Konstruktor Allows You to Build Your Own 35mm from Scratch
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56
DIY Candy-Dispensing Robots
DIY Candy-Dispensing Robots
These Quirky Robots make the Perfect DIY Valentine Gifts for Children
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55
DIY Customized Guitar Picks
DIY Customized Guitar Picks
Make Your Own Playing Accessories with This Special Punch
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54
DIY Robot Cleaners
DIY Robot Cleaners
TheCorpora 'Q.bo' Can Keep Any House Tidy
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53
DIY Cameras
DIY Cameras
SuperHeadz Kit Lets You Build Your Own Camera
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52
DIY Plaything Printers
DIY Plaything Printers
The BattleBricks MakerLegoBot is a Fully Functioning Block Printer
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51
DIY Smartphone Cuffs
DIY Smartphone Cuffs
This No-Sew Phone Armband Can Be Easily Made with Two Materials
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50
DIY Smartphone Photography
DIY Smartphone Photography
The Alex Wild Droplet iPhone Lens Makes It Easy to Take Pro Pictures
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49
Homemade Plywood Gadgets
Homemade Plywood Gadgets
David Mellis' DIY Mobile Phone Defies Mass Production
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48
DIY Electric Ninja Weapons
DIY Electric Ninja Weapons
This 8 Million Volt Double Bladed Sword is Shockingly Terrifying
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47
DIY Camera Battery Extenders
DIY Camera Battery Extenders
Make Your DSLR Last Five Times Longer with a Little Battery Hacking
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46
DIY Handheld Gaming
DIY Handheld Gaming
Hailrazer's N64 Gameboy Advance Lets You Play Your Favorite Games on the Go
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45
DIY Tetris Ties
DIY Tetris Ties
The 'LED Tetris Tie' Lets You Walk Around While Displaying a Game of Tetris
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44
DIY iPod Docks
DIY iPod Docks
Create Your Own Speakers With an Atari 2600 Shell
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43
DIY Retro Cinema
DIY Retro Cinema
Pensioner Turns His Shed Into A Vintage Movie Theatre
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42
DIY Photo Flash Filaments
DIY Photo Flash Filaments
Manipulate Lighting with a Camera Add-On Using Optical Fibers
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41
DIY Reptilian Race Cars
DIY Reptilian Race Cars
These Turtle Shell Racers by Michale Curry Bring Mario Cart to Reality
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40
3D-Printed SLR Cameras
3D-Printed SLR Cameras
'OpenReflex' is a 3D-Printed SLR Camera
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39
Homemade Airplanes
Homemade Airplanes
Zeng Qiang's Self-Built Plane is the Ultimate DIY Project
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38
DIY HDTV Antennae
DIY HDTV Antennae
HollyMann Creates Something More Than Your Typical Rabbit Ears
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37
Tubular Techie Time-Tellers
Tubular Techie Time-Tellers
The Chronotronix Nixie Tube Clock is a Celebration of Visceral Eleganc
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36
DIY Eco-Mobiles
DIY Eco-Mobiles
The Modified ‘Aero' Civic Gets 95 MPG
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35
Homemade Death Rays
Homemade Death Rays
19-Year-Old Eric Jacqmain is Shaping Up to be the World's Dr. Evil
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34
DIY Spy Gadgets
DIY Spy Gadgets
The Homemade Grappling Hook Launcher Looks Vastly Different From Batman's
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33
DIY Theater Constructions
DIY Theater Constructions
A California Man Creates a Home Theater Garage
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32
Retro Gamer Lights
Retro Gamer Lights
The Zelda Triforce Lamp Pays Tribute to Nintendo's Other Hero
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31
DIY Hybrid Grass Cutters
DIY Hybrid Grass Cutters
Daniel Epperson's Custom Lawn Mower is Solar-Powered and Remote Control
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30
DIY Sci-Fi Drink Coolers
DIY Sci-Fi Drink Coolers
The R2D2 Beverage Dispenser Quenches Your Star Wars Thirst
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29
DIY Wire Halo Lights
DIY Wire Halo Lights
This Project Adds Hip Hanging Lights to Your Home
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DIY Wooden Camera Tutorials
DIY Wooden Camera Tutorials
The Canon Balsa Wood 1D Step-by-Step Guide Makes Life-Like Mock Ups
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DIY Fitness Facilities
DIY Fitness Facilities
This Homemade Home Gym is the Ultimate Cost-Cutter
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DIY Spaceships
DIY Spaceships
Die-Hard Fan Recreates Motorized Pyramid 'Stargate' Spacecraft
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25
Techie Christmas Decor
Techie Christmas Decor
Holiday Wreath for Geeks is a DIY Christmas Craft
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DIY Beer Distillers
DIY Beer Distillers
This Beer Machine Making Kit Creates Your Favorite Drink with Ease
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23
Hard Drive Art
Hard Drive Art
Miguel Rivera Turns Broken Tech into Breathtaking Artworks
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22
DIY Spider Robots
DIY Spider Robots
The Spiderbot by Daniel Schatzmayr is a Hexapod
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21
Do-It-Yourself Cellphones
Do-It-Yourself Cellphones
David A. Mellis Releases Instructions on How to Make Your Own Cellphone
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20
DIY Digital Cameras
DIY Digital Cameras
The Craft Camera Instructs Users How to Make Their Own Versions At Home
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19
DIY Phone Amps
DIY Phone Amps
The Toilet Roll iPhone Amplifier is Cheap, Easy and Functional
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18
DIY Camera Phone Lenses
DIY Camera Phone Lenses
Creative Project Uses Old DVD Focus Lens to Improve Photos
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17
Futuristic DIY Fantasy Armor
Futuristic DIY Fantasy Armor
Cosplayer Creates Convincing Skyrim Armor to Strike Fear into Evil
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DIY Cardboard Clocks
DIY Cardboard Clocks
Cardboard Clocks by John Helgi Holmgeirsson Makes You Work for Your Time
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15
Circuit Board Furniture
Circuit Board Furniture
Dmaloney Makes a Coffee Table Out of Computer Parts
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14
Toy Brick Picture Cameras
Toy Brick Picture Cameras
The Legotron Camera is a Snapshot of DIY Success
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13
DIY Toy Pistols
DIY Toy Pistols
The Homemade Nerf Gun by Asciimation Will Quiet Office Bullies
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12
DIY Tech Smart Glasses
DIY Tech Smart Glasses
The DIY Beady-i Lets You Build Your Own Imitation Google Glass for Cheap
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11
DIY Phone Chargers
DIY Phone Chargers
This Solar-Powered DIY Phone Charger is Affordable and Easy to Make
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10
Mason Jar Speakers
Mason Jar Speakers
The Audiojar by Sarah Pease is a Fun and Classy Do-It-Yourself Project
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9
DIY Phosphorescent Light Bulbs
DIY Phosphorescent Light Bulbs
This Silicone Glow-in-the-Dark Light Bulb Needs No Electricity
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8
DIY Social Photo Booths
DIY Social Photo Booths
This DIY Photo Booth is an Instagram-Inspired Photo Delight
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7
Hidden Router Tutorials
Hidden Router Tutorials
The Anamu Book Cover DIY is Simply Brilliant
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6
DIY Arcades
DIY Arcades
Cure Your Nostalgic Cravings With Your Own NES Gaming System
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5
DIY Tablet Holders
DIY Tablet Holders
Save Some Funds With This 'Mamie Janes' Craft Instead of Going to the Store
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4
Homemade Supercars
Homemade Supercars
Chen Jinmiao's Lamborghini is a Luxurious Feat
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3
DIY Minimalist Wooden Computer
DIY Minimalist Wooden Computer
This Powerful Processor is Tech-Savvy and Stylish
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2
DIY Tiltshift Camera Lens
DIY Tiltshift Camera Lens
This DIY Camera Lens Lets Users Take Soft Focus Shots in a Snap
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1
DIY Paper Speakers
DIY Paper Speakers
The Plywood iVictrola Design for iPhones is a Fun Project
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