DIY Projects

A collection of hardware hacks and computer projects to build and experiment with. Tutorials on how to build computer systems and to install software or programme them. Build home automation systems, discover your own cloud storage system, play games on a retro gaming Raspberry Pi.

Creating a Ubuntu File and Plex Media Server

In this article I'm going to show you how I setup my home file and media server using Ubuntu Server 14.04 using Samba and Plex media server.
- 4th Mar, 2015

Complete Guide on Building Your Own Computer (Part 2)

Part 2 of my guide on building your own computer. We unbox components and fit everything inside the case to build your own custom PC.
- 16th Dec, 2011

Complete Guide on Building Your Own PC (Part 1)

The range of options can be confusing, so this guide will clear up everything around about CPU, GPU and RAM when building your own PC
- 14th Dec, 2011

My New Computer Build

My current computer is 6 years old now and is feeling it's age. Time for a new computer build to replace the ageing Intel Pentium 4.
- 31st Oct, 2010

Modding the Acer Revo - Hard Drive & RAM

A guide with photos on how to upgrade the hard drive and RAM on the Acer Revo range of net top clients which come with small capacity.
- 22nd Jul, 2010

Thermaltake Giant3 Video Card Cooler Installation

The installation of my new Thermaltake Giant3 Video Card Cooler did not go according to plan. Actually, it wen't pretty badly.
- 2nd Aug, 2008

Cress Keyboard - An April Fools Prank

What happens when a work colleague goes on Holiday? A practical joke of course! Introducing the cress keyboard :)
- 28th Jul, 2008

How To Upgrade Maxtor Hard Drive Caddy

A quick guide on how to update a basic Firewire Maxtor hard drive caddy to a larger capacity drive. Just need to unclip the fragile plastic.
- 28th Jul, 2008

HP Laptop Repair - How To Clean and Repair HP Pavilion Laptop

HP Laptop repair guide to dismantle HP laptop to clean or repair internal components such as the cooling fan, hard drive, memory or screen.
- 28th Jul, 2008

Heatsink Lapping for Better Thermal Efficiency

This guide shows you how to perform heatsink lapping which involves polishing a CPU/GPU heatsink to make better thermal contact.
- 30th May, 2008