Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! As the temperatures start dropping for the winter, there’s never been a better time to escape to your workshop and build something cool out of various parts and pieces. At RadioShack, we carry the parts and pieces you need, as well as the soldering irons, solder, and other tools to put things together and do it yourself. To help you get started, we found five great projects that you can do at home to #TechtheHalls this Christmas season.
1. RC Car to Robot
RadioShack has some great deals on awesome RC cars
, but you’ve got to drive them yourself. Not to worry, by adding an Arduino
and a few sensors, you can make your very own RC Robot that cruises around on its own. This is just a basic setup, too – you could add even more sensors to attach a camera or other cool modifications!
2. DIY Speaker
Portable speakers are all the rage this holiday, and RadioShack carries a great selection of pre-built ones. However, you might have a better idea of what you want your speakers to look like, so this kit shows you how to make a speaker out of pretty much anything! Add a RadioShack portable power bank and the AUVIO Bluetooth receiver, and you’ve got your very own Bluetooth portable speaker! The possibilities are endless!
3. Geeky Christmas Ornaments
Sure, you could buy all your ornaments in a store, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, you could create your own unique Christmas ornaments with a much more geeky theme than you’ll ever find in a Hallmark.
4. Light Up Christmas Present
So, you’ve got lights all over your Christmas tree, but what about the gifts below? I think you’ll agree that aside from a big bow, they’re rather boring. Spice it up a bit with these Light Up Christmas Present instructions! Best of all, there’s no cords running to your present from the wall – it uses wireless power! Pretty nifty gifty, we think.
5. Arduino RGB LED Christmas Wreath
Light up your front door with this Arduino-powered LED Christmas Wreath. It’s actually pretty simple – head to your local craft bazaar (or create your wreath at home, too) and then add some LEDs. The Arduino lets you control the lights, so you can setup some festive patterns and colors!
Which DIY project will YOU take on this Christmas?