You want to start DIY but don’t know where to start. You don’t see the point in paying for repairs when you might be able to fix something yourself… you just don’t have the skills.
But that doesn’t mean you never will.
What you need to do is start getting your hands dirty now. A Few Simple Repairs You Can Do Without Worrying About Breaking Something Basically, you are looking for something that will help you develop the skills you need to repair and assemble yourself.
Once you’ve mastered these five repairs, you should be ready to move on to more complex projects and fixes.
start with lego
However, before continuing, we recommend that you stop and head to your local toy store. While you’re there (or raiding your kids’ toy box), take a box of Legos with you. Master the basics of joining and detaching parts and follow the instructions carefully.
And no, we’re not kidding.
If you’ve ever looked at today’s kids with envy, easily taking apart PCs and replacing touch screens on smartphones, and wondered how they can confidently play with such things, then this is almost certainly the answer.
They were playing with Lego blocks.
This toy is great for hand-eye coordination, 3D thinking and if you can master assembly then it proves you can follow instructions. In particular, many PC building principles can be found in standard Lego builds. Also, Lego makes great material for many DIY computer projects.
It’s a win-win!
Change the fuse
Estimating electricity is important for learning the basics of DIY. Whether you’re looking to put up shelves or build a Raspberry Pi robot, it’s important to know what happens when you touch a bare wire.
A great way to learn about the dangers of electricity is to teach yourself how to replace a fuse or circuit breaker. Naturally, you should not do this without guidance. However, this is a simple task with clear parameters that, once completed, will help you understand the key principle of DIY projects.
In the meantime, if you’re in the UK, this video will show you how to successfully replace a plug fuse. This video also starts with a quick guide on how fuses work.
All you have to do now is try. As with any do-it-yourself trade, remember to take all precautions.
Repair of your smartphone or tablet
If there is a problem with your mobile device, you usually have two options: pick it up and pay for repairs, or fight a damaged phone or tablet. The screen may have broken. Maybe the problem is with your battery. Either way, repairs are needed.
Start by opening your device. It depends on how much your phone costs. Cheaper devices, for example, will have a removable back cover. This will allow you to remove the SIM card, possibly provide a microSD card slot for example. In some cases, especially on older phones, it allows access to the battery. If you need to replace an element due to charging issues, this is obviously beneficial.