We love a quick fix or a home remedy as much as the next guy, but when we saw posts out in the blogosphere about a DIY HD projector, we had to take pause. A kit, sold by German firm G&P Optoelectronics, promises a fully customizable DIY HD projector for around $700. Money's tight and all, but shouldn't you just go without the projector before trying to play Mr.-Electronics-Manufacturer in your living room?
We love DIY projects. The often simple, cheap and unexpected solutions to everyday problems can save you money and sanity and also provide for a productive Saturday afternoon.
When you need a monitor stand, like the one above (left), it's good to know that you can head down to Ikea and DIY one (yes, it's a verb now because we said so) for $20.
Or when you realize you've got too many extension cords tangled up in the drawer, we love the show-off-worthy DIY solution above (right) using a toilet roll and some cool wrapping paper.
But at the point where you're trying to DIY an HD projector, don't you think things are a little out of hand? How far would you DIY? What home tech, storage and accessories are better left bought new from stores? Let us know in the comments!