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Tips to avoid a DIY fright

Monday, October 29th, 2018 by

We here at the office love a bit of DIY, especially when it comes to our precious gadgets and tech. However, doing it yourself does come with a risk of things going wrong – sometimes in ways you may not anticipate! Don’t let that discourage you from giving it a go, though – with a little bit of consideration, preparation and care, you can still tackle that DIY job and come out on top (and save yourself the cash from hiring a pro to do it, too!).

Read on to find out about five different ways that your DIY project can turn into a D-I-WHY?! situation, and how to plan ahead so things go smoothly.

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10 Techie DIY projects to try

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by

There’s something really satisfying about making something with your own two hands. While it may be faster to pop down the shops and buy something already made, you’re bound to feel proud when you’ve made it yourself. Plus, you get bragging rights!

Instructables is a website where DIY enthusiasts of all kinds share step-by-step guides on how you can make just about anything! Some projects require a lot of know-how or advanced tools but there’s still a hearty selection of projects suited to beginners and casual hobbyists.

We’ve rounded up 10 DIY projects of varying difficulties that appeal to people of a techier persuasion. There’s no time like the present to give something a go! Have a read through to see if there’s anything that takes your fancy.

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Cosplay: Fashion meet fandom

Friday, September 15th, 2017 by

How can you combine creativity, costume-making, and all kinds of crafting with a hearty dose of geeky fun? Cosplay, of course! If you’re out of the loop, cosplay, or ‘costume play’ refers to the act of wearing a costume that looks like a character from a fictional work. The practice of wearing these costumes to science fiction conventions grew popular all the way back in the 1940s.

It’s not strictly limited to science fiction, though – today, characters from virtually all forms of media are cosplayed, including comic books, cartoons, manga, anime, video games, novels, TV series, movies. It’s open to all ages – even babies can get in on the action with a little help from their parents. If there’s a will, there’s a way (although having a hot glue gun helps a lot).

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