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Top 4 DIY home improvement ideas for tech lovers  

With more people working from home than ever before, there’s no better time to give your house an upgrade. Perhaps you’ve done all the structural DIY you needed and now it’s time to put your hand to something completely different. Installing DIY tech in your home is one way to take it to the next level. You might feel overwhelmed at the prospect of programming tech yourself, but there are plenty of options out there.  

One of the best on the market is the Raspberry Pi. Whether you have experience in programming or it’s your first time using it, it’s easy, simple and quick to install. If you feel a bit lost, there are plenty of videos and instructions on the internet to guide you through the installation. What’s more, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction after trying something new.  

So, here are 4 DIY home improvement ideas using the Raspberry Pi 

Magic Mirror  

Magic mirrors are the latest tech craze. With tonnes of incredible ways to programme your mirror, you can display anything you want. Whether you place it in a bedroom, bathroom or elsewhere around your house, the capabilities of a magic mirror are endless. If you’re someone who works outside and you like to know the weather before you leave the house – you can programme the Raspberry Pi to display the weather forecast. As well as this you could show the time, a calendar, pictures, or apps in your reflection – how cool is that? 

Plant watering system  

Are you someone who struggles to keep on top of their garden? If you’re desperately searching for something that’s going to do all the hard work for you – a Raspberry Pi might become your new best friend. You can programme your Raspberry Pi to water your plants when they need a boost, and you could ever make it record your plant’s growth. So, whether you’re going on holiday or just need some help in the garden – this is perfect.  

Arcade/coffee table  

If you’re an avid gamer, then home improvement is for you. In just a few easy steps you can transform a mundane coffee table into the gaming machine of your dreams. You can add as many games as your want – the choice is yours. Despite this being one of the most complex things to do with a Raspberry Pi, it’s definitely worth the effort.  

Home assistant 

Make your life a breeze by running a smart assistant on a Raspberry Pi. Connect your heating, lighting, curtains and whatever else you want. With unlimited convenience at your fingertips, you can keep on top of your home wherever you are.  

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