DIY projects are gaining popularity among people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. Nothing beats the thrill of completing a project on which you have worked hard. Hands-on DIY hobbies are not only enjoyable, but they also benefit your mind, physique, and wallet.

The Covid-19 pandemic has also caused the sudden increase in the popularity of DIY projects as people were advised to stay at home for two long years. During this lockdown, people spent quality time with their families, fixed their homes by themselves, worked from home, and also discovered the major benefits of DIY projects. These things made us realize that nothing is really so difficult, if an expert can do it, we can do it too.

And now we are at the stage where we can learn things to do on our own using manuals, guides, YouTube videos, etc. You can learn servicing using the Ranger Workshop Manual, like how cool is that? Would it be possible a few years ago? No.

You can learn to make stuff on your own, fix your plumbing, paint your home, fix your computer software issue, or even hardware issue. You can serve yourself as well as start your own business using these manuals and guides.

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DIY projects are amazing and a great learning opportunity as well but you have to be mindful of your experience level and also consider the pros and cons of every DIY project because if done wrong, you can cause yourself a lot of money. Some things are better left to the professionals. But as far as the usual fixes are concerned, you can do almost anything on your own using simple tools.

Computer Or Digital Hacks You Can Do On Your Own

Everyone has a computer or a laptop probably being used for gaming or work purposes. You can do a lot of stuff with your old or new system. You can work on a digital system to do things on your own like starting your own blog, opening your own store, mining crypto, and selling NFTs. Or, you can also use your hardware to turn it into media centers, projectors, or anything you want.

Here are a few DIY ideas you can save money or even earn money using your laptop or PC.

The Media Center

Moving an old PC into your living room and repurposing it as a media center is one of the most helpful things you can do with it. By installing and configuring appropriate software on your PC, you may view movies and television, listen to music, and play games.

There is a variety of software available that is meant to be used with remote control, allowing you to connect your old computer to your TV and surf from the comfort of your sofa.

One pleasant feature is that media center software is lightweight and does not consume a lot of system resources, allowing you to utilize it even on ancient hardware.

You can also add multiple screens to create a panoramic view and watch your favorite shows like in a movie theatre.

Build Your Own Laptop Cooler

Laptop cooler fans lower the device’s working temperature, limiting heat exposure to the hardware while also making the laptop more comfortable to use. Laptops have cooling fans built-in and maybe put atop laptop cooler pads to lower operating temperature. Small fans may be used to produce it at home.

These little fans may be obtained at a hardware store or from the CPU of an old PC. You may design the entire cooler yourself out of wood, thermopole, polythene, or any other material you like. Add some lights to give it a gaming appearance and to keep your laptop cool when running heavy applications or games.

You will also gain a thorough understanding of electronics and other components.

Build A Crypto Mining PC

It is a little expensive as you will need a lot of devices and high-spec equipment to build a crypto mining rig but it will all be worth it. Mining cryptocurrency necessitates the use of appropriate hardware, software, and a mining pool. To begin the process, a great deal of information, direction, and patience is required.

Is mining profitable in 2022? Yes, mining Ethereum became highly profitable in 2020 and early 2021, with income practically tripling in a single month.

During cryptocurrency mining, a computer attempts to solve complex logic problems in order to validate transactions in the blockchain. You can do it, too, because more and more cryptocurrencies are being released every day; all you have to do is choose one and start mining, and you’ll make an incredible fortune.

Final Thoughts

Before undertaking any DIY project, read the guide, or manual twice or if it is a YouTube video, you should watch it over and over again. Also do not rely on just one source, get at least three different guides, or manuals to get a better idea on how to do it. You wouldn’t cook a recipe unless you first read the instructions.

Do the same before starting a PC project. Reading over the entire set of instructions ahead of time will alert you to any difficult or time-consuming activities, as well as whether any preparation is needed.

Also, do not overestimate your ability. We’re all for ambition. There is, however, a huge difference between being motivated and being dumb. If the project requires it, take the time to gain new skills and expertise, or at the very least watch a few educational YouTube videos. Otherwise, you risk having a sloppy project (or perhaps damage it!)

Taylor Gilbert is the admin and freelance writer at How About Tech since 2020. He primarily writes Tech articles, How-to guides and Entertainment as well.