Valentine’s Day Tech DIY Ideas!

By Milica Marcovic
Writer and Blogger

Hey there, Techmakers! Want to give something unique and special to someone you really care about? This Valentine’s Day, we present to you some cute and creative DIY tech gift ideas for your special someone, friends and family:

LEGO® Rose
Using simple red (or whichever colour you want for your rose!) and green bricks, as well as your imagination, create a single pretty rose, or a bright bouquet that will last forever. For a little inspiration, you can find examples and instructions online. If you don’t already have LEGO® blocks at home, a standard kit from any LEGO® store or toy store that sells their products will do.

QR Codes
What’s great about these stylish little squares is that they can allow the user to link stored media with any physical object. For example, if you scan a photo with a QR code, it will take the receiver to the full online album or photo slideshow; alternatively, you can embed a personal video that you made on a QR code gift tag. There’s a ton you can do with this!

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Smartphone snail mail postcard
Send custom-made, personalized postcards to special people you don’t get to see every day using apps like Touchnote, Postagram or MyPostcard for a couple dollars or less.

Instagram photo strips
Instagram has some of the best filters around for your awesome pictures; if you’ve got an account, consider putting together strips or even printing out favourites from both you and your special someone’s galleries.

And remember, it’s always the thought and care put into the gifts that matter! We at Maker Tech wish everyone a wonderful Valentine’s Day ☺

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