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

For an upcoming Bluetooth speaker project I needed a heat gun to mold some PVC pipe. In a local second hand store I found one which would be ideal, only thing was it didn't work!! No problem, let's fix it!SAFETY FIRST! Always unplug electrical equipment from the mains before working on it! Do not...
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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)