This being the inaugural DIY wrapup, I figured I’d put out a few useful links for do-it-yourselfers.
One of my favorites is Hacked Gadgets. They come up with stories about all kinds of gadgets and machines from the minds of the craziest (or would that be the most ingenious) inventors in the World.
I also like Slashdot. This site consolidates geeky information and news from around the Web. Most days there are some “sort of” DIY articles, although the real benefit is that the stories will help stimulate your creative thinking.
How about Sparkfun? They are a retail parts house, specializing in components, microcontrollers, and digital radios. They have everything you can think of for a little automation or physical computing project. Prices are OK. Shipping is convenient.
Don’t forget to check out Home Depot and Lowes. They have all kinds of building materials, a variety of metal stock, a wide selection of tools, and well equipped small hardware department. Make sure to visit the gardening, electrical, and plumbing areas, as well.
Lastly, check out my regular Web page. I’ve listed most of my published Linux and technology stories. There are a lot of useful how-to’s for the computer DIYer.
Now get out there, this weekend, and do something.