Sony Smartwatch 3 Review **Update – battery, screen & GPS details

One of the latest devices in the wearable device forum is the Sony Smartwatch 3.  Sony is no stranger to smartwatches, but this is their first watch that is compatible with Android Wear.  This is the also the first Android wearable that sports GPS, and a TFT LCD Display.  I’ve had the watch a little over 24 hours and I think I can say with certainty this is the best smartwatch for outdoor loving, active people.  The Sony Smartwatch 3 is a keeper – here’s why.

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Make PVC Gym Rings For Crossfit

Gym rings are an essential part of a crossfitters gym. There are many different kinds of rings – from metal to wood to plastic.  They all have one thing in common – they are round, and pretty damn expensive. I set out to find and alternative and did.  Here is how you can make your own set of gym rings for less than 5 bucks. [Read more…]

Make A Portable Waterproof Speaker – Lifehacker Challenge Winner!

Here at we love a challenge! One of my favorite sites,, recently had a challenge to hack something with speakers. This is what we made for the win! Check out how to make it here! [Read more…]

Cut USB Cable Thumb Drive

Thumb drives are a great way to store your information, and small enough to keep with you at all times. Unfortunately, some of these usb memory sticks just arent cool looking or don’t have an easy or reliable way to attach them to things. This is a mod that is totally unique, and gives you a secure way to attach it to your key ring or EDC. [Read more…]

Make a Fish Tape With Bailing Wire

Add bailing wire to the list of must haves for any modern day McGuyver. There are so many uses for it in all sorts of situations. Here’s how to make a fish tape out of it. [Read more…]

Disposable Funnel From Paper Plate

I have funnels. They usually have grime, or left over brake fluid in them. When I need a clean funnel that won’t contaminate whatever I need to pour, this is what I do. [Read more…]

Use White Out Pen for Marking Metal

I like to work with metal. I don’t like trying to make clean, precise marks on it with traditional marking tools. [Read more…]

Christmas Tree Ideas Inspired by Make Mod Hack

Layla recently posted How to Create a Department Store Christmas Tree Look that has some great tips for decorating your own tree. Some of our viewers took her secrets and ran with it. Check out these awesome Christmas trees! [Read more…]

Adonit Jot Pro and Jot Mini Review

One of the drawbacks of the capacitive screens we find on so many new devices is that a traditional stylus will not work. There are styli that work on these new screens but I haven’t found many that work well. Here are two of the offerings from Adonit – The Pro and Mini. [Read more…]

Make a Simple LED Greeting Card

UPDATE: Radioshack sent this out to 6 million DIY’ers and put us on the front page too!
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This is a creative way to flex your nerd muscles in a greeting card.   I made this  for a Valentines Day card contest at the local Fort Worth Makerspace that was endorsed by Radioshack.   I just so happened to win the contest, too!  This card will be featured by Radioshack soon, but you can get the template here first,  and see all the steps so you can make your own! [Read more…]