Thursday, 2 May 2013

Bank Holiday DIY: Five amazing gadget projects for the long weekend


Bank Holiday DIY: Five amazing gadget projects for the long weekend

The Monday Bank Holiday is fast approaching us and if you’re hankering for a weekend project to tackle, we’ve got five things that will be perfect for the short break – no sticky back plastic or empty washing up liquid bottles required!

Make your very own £25 media centre!

Ever wanted to make your own media centre but didn’t want to put a massive dent in your wallet? Well, look no further than our guide to making your own media centre for a mere £25. All you need is the cheap-as-chips Raspberry Pi and you can start to beam down top notch online video right to your big screen as well as pull in media from your own computer library. It’s quick to set-up too, so you can spend that extra day making the most of your brand new media centre.

Build your very own Steam Box!

If you’ve got a little bit more cash to spare, and gaming is on top of your agenda, making your very own Steam Box could be the killer project for you to tackle this bank holiday. Once you’re all set up, you’ll be able to sit back, relax on your couch and take advantage of all the cheap Steam deals available right for you to download straight to your shiny game box.

Add voice control to your car!

Sure, Volkswagen’s brand new iBeetle’s got iPhone and Siri integration packed in right from when it rolls out of the factory, but you can add voice control to your very own car today – all for a whole lot less than what a brand new motor would set you back.

Five super Siri tricks!

Pressed for time this weekend? Got an iPhone? Make the most of Siri with these quick hacks to make Apple’s digital assistant do exactly what you want it to do, right from within iOS, no jailbreaking necessary.

Make your TV a Smart TV!

Wishing your TV could keep up with some of the more expensive sets out there packed to the brim with internet features? We’re here to help. Our guide to add super smart powers to your TV will get your telly beaming content right down from the cloud so you can start enjoying YouTube right from the couch – without plonking down a ton of cash. You’ve probably got all the equipment you need already, you just don’t realise it. You’re welcome!

Any other hacks you’re planning on trying out this long weekend? Let us know what they are in the comments below!

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