26 Tech DIY Projects For The Nerd In All Of Us

So many ways to store, tote, and gift your favorite technologies - the possibilities are endless!

1. USB Locket

You can buy this particular version here, or create your own with a large enough locket. They are plentiful on Esty and more cost effective.

2. Remote Control Part Jewelry

Directions and more ideas here.

3. iPad/iPhone Stylus

4. Kitchen Tablet Holder

This DIY was inspired by a much more expensive Pottery Barn piece. It’s perfect for reading recipes or watching cooking shows in the kitchen!

7. USB Safety Pin

This one is just a concept, but you could certainly create your own with a little super glue and a steady hand.

10. Crochet Headphone Covers

More subtle than the earmuffs, but equally fun. Directions here.

12. Altoid Can Solar USB Charger

Via Instructables.

14. Wooden iPad Stand

Just a table saw and a block of wood at work here.

15. Cross-Stitch iPhone Case

While you’ll have to purchase the case itself, you can DIY a million designs with just a little thread!

16. A Sneaky Sawed-Off USB drive

So simple and so clever!

17. Touchscreen Gloves

Way cheaper than store-bought tech gloves! Instructions here.

18. QR Code Valentine

This cute needlepoint actually scans to display a message of up to 250 characters!

19. Headphone Cord Keepers

This adorable DIY Christmas gift could be easily made in any shape or color.

20. Bicycle Horn iPhone Speaker

“The bike horn (with it’s noise maker removed) had just the right amount of threading on the end to screw into the soft plastic hole, and be flush with the inside of the PVC. It sits directly in front of the tiny mono speaker. Leaving the ends of the PVC open allows for a more expansive sound and lets more treble escape. The weight of the horn keeps the phone from tipping back.”

21. Floppy Disk USB Drive

Do it yourself with this handy video.

22. Motherboard Christmas Ornament

24. Slide-on Macro Lens for iPhone

This DIY is much more affordable than a store-bought macro lens, which run around $60.

25. PVC Pipe Laptop Stand

Super easy and can be customized millions of ways.


A more involved case, but all you need is an X-Acto Knife and some glue.

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