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13 Nov/09

Temporarily Magnetize Your Screwdriver for Fumble-Free Repairs [MacGyver Tip]

Temporarily Magnetize Your Screwdriver for Fumble-Free Repairs [MacGyver Tip]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); When you’re tinkering, especially on a project with tiny screws, it can be intensely frustrating to have a screw disappear into the carpet or inside your project. Temporarily magnetize your screwdriver with this simple trick. Instructables user Larry SDonald found that magnetized screw drivers were handy but they have the downside of being unsuitable for working around magnetically-sensitive equipment. His solution...

21 Lug/09

Make a Handlebar Phone Mount with Modeling Clay [DIY]

Make a Handlebar Phone Mount with Modeling Clay [DIY]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Your smartphone can handle GPS, music, and just about anything you’d need on the go. With this shock-absorbing, fully customizable DIY phone mount, you can enjoy bike rides without leaving your phone behind. Software developer Sebastian Dwornik shows how he made a handlebar mount for his HTC Touch using Crayola’s Model Magic, a substance that goes from moldable to firm-yet-rubbery in 24 hours. Sebastian remarks...

11 Giu/09

Create a Flash Diffuser Using An Empty Cigarette Packet [MacGyver Tip]

Create a Flash Diffuser Using An Empty Cigarette Packet [MacGyver Tip]

The right flash can make or break your shot. Unfortunately, not all built-in flashes are created equal. DIY web site Instructables demonstrates how to create a worthy on-the-spot flash diffuser using an empty cigarette packet. The key tip is to remove the foil from inside the pack, then reverse it so the shiny side is facing inwards before reinserting the reversed foil. Play around with the angle of the packet’s lid and the position of the box as needed to secure the best shot. And...


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10 Giu/09

Make a Quick and Dirty Sun Visor “Tripod” with Hair Bands [MacGyver Tip]

Make a Quick and Dirty Sun Visor “Tripod” with Hair Bands [MacGyver Tip]

We’ve shown you how to mount a camera on your bike and construct a DIY camera mount for your car, but Flickr’s Heather Champ details her own dead-simple-but-effective method for mounting a camera in her car. Her trick couldn’t be easier to pull off (or less expensive): Just flip down your sun visor, grab a couple of hair bands, and strap in your camera. If it seems like an unstable little system, check out her stop-and-go traffic time lapse; it works really well. Hit...

28 Mag/09

Open Stuck Jars with Rubber Bands [MacGyver Tip]

Open Stuck Jars with Rubber Bands [MacGyver Tip]

We’re always on the lookout for alternative uses for common household items that would make MacGyver proud, and Real Simple comes through with several smart tips for making good with little, including this tip for prying open a stubborn jar using rubber bands and a little elbow grease. Photo by mx caz. It’s a simple trick. When you’re faced with a lid that won’t budge, just wrap a rubber band around it several times to give you a better grip. Real Simple Magazine,...