DIY-IT Project Guide

DIY-IT Project Guide

Summary: This is the comprehensive guide to the DIY-IT projects. If you're working on a DIY project of your own, this is a good place to start.


No matter how successful you are, when you’re a small business owner, sweat equity is a major resource. Basically, whenever you can DIY something and either save some money or get a previously unobtainable capability, you do so.

Since I’m a geek, my life is filled with interesting hacks and projects that let me do more than a normal small business budget would allow. And, also, since I’m a geek, my life is also filled with hacks that are simply cool, fun, or just plain neat.

Here at ZDNet's DIY-IT, our goal is to take you inside of some of those projects, inspire you, and -- when we're very lucky -- get inspired back by you.

Many of these projects, like the Skype Studio, are really made up of something like 20-30 smaller projects, and each of those are discussed as individual articles. This guide is designed to aggregate those individual posts, so you can find everything related to a given project in one place.

Feel free to explore the projects below, try any of the projects out for yourself, and let us know about the neat stuff you're doing.

See also: And now for something completely different. Welcome to DIY-IT!

DIY-IT Projects

We're working on, discussing, tinkering, and exploring each of the following projects

Topics: SMBs, Amazon, DIY, Microsoft, Hardware, Google, Collaboration, Apps, Apple, Android, Social Enterprise


David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

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  • Some tangential directions to go

    I'm an ---intrigued--- Linux user.

    1) How about a paragraph or two on experiences with Linux SMS apps (since the Mac is UNIX like).

    2) Have you tried faxing from your MFP using google voice?