In Pictures: 20 Do-It-Yourself Geek Projects From Instructables

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  • xpeh
    The Apple Kleenex box is probably one of the best uses for Apple's products.
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  • esrever
    xpehThe Apple Kleenex box is probably one of the best uses for Apple's products.

    And its overpriced like everything apple.
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  • xpeh
    The Apple Kleenex box is probably one of the best uses for Apple's products.
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  • esrever
    xpehThe Apple Kleenex box is probably one of the best uses for Apple's products.

    And its overpriced like everything apple.
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  • Syaoran74
    the usb light is over complicated
    -get usb cable rather than drive as they are already split in wires.
    -find 5v and ground (usually red and black)
    - get 5v led , resistor and wires.
    -solder together.
    -heatshrink
    tada
    i did something similar for a diy laptop cooler but using a 12v fan so didnt need the resistor and a card box as a platform
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  • keith12
    Literally, THE most boring article ever on Tom's!!
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  • Northwestern
    While some of these DIY projects are useful (Computer lock and double end thumb drive), others are actual products you can find in stores (USB Lamp and Phone charger).
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  • Augray37
    this article....was awesome!
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  • junixophobia
    Hey tom, can you allow more than 20 likes for comment?
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  • quangluu96
    The only thing Apple is great at is copy and paste and call it innovation.
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  • Anonymous
    aww man, none of my computer related instructables are on the list =[
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  • geof2001
    The kleenex box was actually slated for a release at one point. It was call and iBlow.Jobs cancelled it though after some very messy results with user testing. That and there was a high risk of patent infringement
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  • QEFX
    geof2001The kleenex box was actually slated for a release at one point. It was call and iBlow.Jobs cancelled it though after some very messy results with user testing. That and there was a high risk of patent infringement


    I see what you did there.
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  • memadmax
    #14.....

    Hackintosh...
    =D
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  • JonnyDough
    Modifying your mouse to hold cell phone batteries? I clicked on the link. It's horrible. What a waste of time. Using a dremel to cut up a mouse you could replace for $15...you'll spend more on the dremel, the battery, and in the amount of time it takes to do all that you could get a job and work for two hours at minimum wage. Go buy a new mouse and donate your old one.
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  • phump
    The garage door opener sounded great, but you need to buy their $65 dongle.
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  • gm0n3y
    JonnyDoughModifying your mouse to hold cell phone batteries? I clicked on the link. It's horrible. What a waste of time. Using a dremel to cut up a mouse you could replace for $15...you'll spend more on the dremel, the battery, and in the amount of time it takes to do all that you could get a job and work for two hours at minimum wage. Go buy a new mouse and donate your old one.

    To be fair, if you're the kind of person that is in to DIY projects you would prefer the cell phone battery powered mouse and you would likely already own a dremel.
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  • house70
    xpehThe Apple Kleenex box is probably one of the best uses for Apple's products.

    The only better application would have been a toilet-paper dispenser.
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  • guvnaguy
    Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just buy a USB 3G modem to plug in whenever you need it, and still have Wifi-connectivity?
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