"If you want a thing well done, do it yourself."

I originally wanted to create an energy sword, but then decided to make it more interesting by putting my own twist on it by changing the design of the blades and adding Neopixels, an Arduino uno and a pulse sensor. When designing the sword I wanted to work the LEDs and wires into the design because...
By: DaDemiGod

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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)