Choosing a gift is always tough! But, when it comes to surprising your tech-savvy friends, it is easier to choose from a set of options. Although gadgets can be expensive, you can choose to create DIY gifts.
This way, you won’t have to break the bank, and you’ll be able to give your friends cool tech gifts. All you need to do is repurpose your old electronics into more useful items.
Here are four exciting and budget-friendly DIY gift ideas for all the tech lovers on your list.
A Stylish iPad Case
If you’re planning to gift an old iPad to one of your friends or family members, make it more attractive by making an iPad case from a notebook.
You might think it to be an old-school idea, but the truth is that it’s way too cool. While you create the case, don’t forget to check whether the iPad is working properly. Upon checking, you might realize, ‘why isn’t my data working’ since your iPad might not be used for a long time.
In this case, you can create patterns on the notebook cover according to what the person likes or adores.
Do you have a friend or family member who doesn’t have a mac but secretly hopes to get one? If so, nothing could be a better tech gift than giving them a homemade Hackintosh of the desktop.
You will love their mixed reaction of shock and excitement when they see their PC as the new ‘Mac OS X’. Invite them to the exciting world of cheaper hardware, weekly kernel panics, and the wonder of a Mac in a typical PC. Although Hackintosh may come with a few risks, it has to be the coolest tech gift.
A Wi-fi Music Streaming Radio
A Wi-fi music streaming radio connects to the internet through a Wi-fi network and plays audio through its own mono speakers. Instead of heading to your local store and buying an AirPort Express, you can buy a cheaper router and turn it into a music streaming device.
While this project might take a little bit of hard work, the other person will definitely love the whole concept. Once you give them this fantastic wonder, they are going to love you forever.
Floppy Disk USB Flash Drive
All 90s people know how memorable floppy disks are for external storage for computers. If you still happen to have a few of these in your house, you can think about using them for modern computer access.
Here’s what you can do. Stack two boards together to make the gadget thick to be able to use in a regular floppy disk. This will allow the other person to transfer files and videos between their laptop and a retro-style storage device.
The Bottom Line
None of the DIY projects discussed above will require you to hurt your pocket. All you need is a few necessary tools, electronic components, and knowledge of tech tools, and your gift will turn out to be the coolest.