25 bank holiday projects
Go on an Easter Egg hunt
Yes, we know it isn’t Easter. But these hidden software treats are well worth looking up. You might even impress your girlfriend. Okay, maybe not.
Become a comic book geek
Seen Avengers Assemble and now you want to immerse yourself in the world of comic book geekery? First, bone up on the 50 best comic villains of all time, then download the five best comic apps. Finally, get involved by contributing to the crowdsourced Brandon Generator comic creator.
Record your first album
It's never been easier to become a music sensation – all you need to do is get yourself scouted on YouTube. Oh, and have some songs. Check out our 25 best music making gadgets, then fire up GarageBand for iPad, plug your axe in with iRig and rock out.
Prepare for the apocalypse
The Mayans reckoned the world would end in 2012. So you've got six months to stock up – get ahead of the curve with our five best post-apocalyptic gadgets and you'll be lording it over the wastelands like Tina Turner in Mad Max 3.
Build a car
Okay, it might take you more than a few days to put together (Tim Skipper’s ace £10 PDF guide – buy it here – will have your motor ready to go in just over two weeks), but building a kit car is a cheap and fun way to get yourself on the road. The car? A Caterham 7 is the fun choice, and they start from around £20,000.