All Posts: DIY

Introducing: The Great Create

Remember this post, asking for product suggestions from the DIY community? We received over 500 comments on the blog, and hundreds more from additional blogs and websites that picked up the story. We’re amazed and we thank you all for the generous amount of feedback you provided us. The comments were read and sorted through, […] Read more

Building With Dad – A Personal Story

Even though Father’s Day has come and gone, all of our talk of building things such as the new Velleman kits has reminded me of a recent instance in my life where I was fortunate enough to build something with my dad. Of course, we could easily have just gone to the store and bought […] Read more

The Shack Loves DIY Dads

As Father’s Day approaches, we wanted to highlight a fun father-son duo that we met at the 2011 Bay Area Maker Faire a few weeks ago. It’s really important that we encourage youngsters to explore and tinker with things, and no one knows this better than Jim and his son Schuyler. Schuyler isn’t old enough […] Read more

Build Something Cool With Velleman Kits At RadioShack

At The Shack, we’re big fans of science fairs, which means we’re also fans of kits that give you a great starting point for that cool project. Velleman is the undisputed leader in do-it-yourself kits and components, and we’re excited to partner with them to make it easier for you to get everything you need […] Read more

The Shack Talks Past, Present, and Future With DIY Community Pillars

While at Maker Faire last weekend, we met so many great people. However, today we’re focusing on two great members of the DIY community that were kind enough to share some thoughts on the past, present, and future of the DIY movement. First, we talk to Jim Newton of TechShop, a membership-based DIY workshop that […] Read more

Amy And Lauren Recap Maker Faire

While Dwayne and John were exploring Maker Faire and doing actual work, Amy and Lauren were on the grounds, taking in the sights and sounds of the event. In addition to the great videos showcasing the different Makers that they met, Amy and Lauren put their thoughts and reactions down to share with you. Amy […] Read more

The Shack Takes In Maker Faire

We introduced you to the team that was headed to Maker Faire last week, and they had an amazing time hanging out with fellow makers. It was an exciting couple of days, with plenty of cool people to meet and awesome things to see. Amy and Lauren wanted to share a little bit of the […] Read more

The Shack Is Headed To Maker Faire

Five years ago, Make Magazine, a favorite read for DIY-type folks, created its Maker Faire event. Since then, there have been a number of Maker Faires in various cities around the globe, from San Mateo, California to Vancouver, British Columbia. This year, RadioShack has a team of folks from our corporate office heading out to San […] Read more