For all the amazing devices you’ll find in an electronics store these days, it’s nothing compared to the wild DIY imaginations of people who aren’t the CEOs of major tech companies. Is there a machine to feed me breakfast? What about a device that guarantees I make a proper entrance?
No matter what you hare-brained idea, below you’ll find some of the best DIY tools to make it a reality.
iFixit 64-Bit Screwdriver Kit – 30% off
Whether you’re trying to build the device of your dreams or fix one that’s become a nightmare, you’re going to need the right tools. Unfortunately, many gadgets use proprietary screws and other parts your local hardware store doesn’t stock.
The 64 purpose-driven and sorted screwdriver bits in this kit, which was put together by the tech tinkerers at iFixit, were cultivated from thousands of repair guides. They are perfect for repairing cellphones, game consoles, wearables, laptops, desktops, tablets — you name it.
Buy now: Get the iFixit 64-Bit Screwdriver Kit for $34.95 at Cult of Mac Deals. That’s 30 percent slashed off the normal price of $50.
Makey Makey Invention Kit: Collector’s Edition – 19% off
Whoever first suggested that the internet of things is going to connect everything probably wasn’t talking about bananas. Thanks to Amazon top-seller Makey Makey, any everyday object can be turned into a digital interface via connector wires that link straight to your computer.
Compatible with Mac and Windows, this opens up untold possibilities for creating new and weird devices — with zero previous knowledge required.
Buy now: Get the Makey Makey Invention Kit: Collector’s Edition for $47.99 at Cult of Mac Deals. That cuts 19 percent off the list price of $60.
Complete Wio Link Kit and Online Learning Bundle – 75% off
Building a device, programming it and connecting it to the internet sounds like it would take a whole team of developers, but with this bundle you can do it all yourself.
Buy now: Pick up the Complete Wio Link Kit and Online Learning Bundle for $99 at Cult of Mac Deals. That’s a whopping 75 percent off the regular price of $402.