Save Thousands Of Dollars With These DIY Gadget Ideas

One of the most challenging parts of modern life is the fact that we can barely keep up with all the new developments in technology. In our 21st century society, having the latest gadget is more than just a status symbol – it’s also a smarter way of engaging with the world around us and connecting with others. Not having certain gadgets which have gone from being luxury items to everyday necessities can place an unnecessary burden on us. Here, we show you how you can make your own gadgets. Your wallet will thank you.

Password Protected Door Lock

Sure, keys give us a sense of security, but don’t you want to step up your privacy game to the next level? Be warned: this project isn’t for the faint of heart or those who aren’t technologically inclined. You need basic coding skills, as this is based off an Arduino board. There are tons of YouTube videos out there that walk you through the process, step by step.

Pet Feeder

With pets more or less becoming this century’s children, people care more than ever about the well-being of their furry family members when they aren’t at home. But if you use Croq’cat with a kit from littleBits, you won’t have to worry about your precious pooch or favorite feline going hungry in your absence. Basically, this device works by dispensing food on a timer system (how often can be chosen by you.) When your pet comes to eat their snack, the device takes a picture of the action – which is then uploaded to DropBox.

At Home Projector

Tired of squinting at your laptop or – gasp – your mobile phone’s screen in order to watch a flick? And there’s nothing relaxing about fumbling with the cable box hoping that you’ll somehow manage to get your phone hooked up to the TV. Instead, you can make your own projector using a blank wall and your smartphone. All you need is some cardboard and a magnifying lens. Search YouTube for the DIY Perks video on the topic and you’ll find comprehensive instructions.