We are going to leave the identity of this competition prize a secret until we announce the winner, but today we want to know if and how you have used your smartphone or mobile devices as part of any DIY or construction project.
For example have you used your phone as a spirit level or to calculate how long a length of cable you need to cut?
The following is one example (from a previous blog post comment) of how long time customer Mike Paterson used his tech in this way.
Create a Video Message ~ with a bit of a difference!
I will first take you on a story……
A few months back I was in our garage which is detached a good 30 feet from our house.
At the time I was working in the attic space above the garage and found a need to contact my wife to first ask a question then pick up some tools I needed. Unfortunately at the time she was out of earshot sat watching TV in the main lounge of the house and a telephone call to her would not be suffice to explain what I needed to ask nor what tools to pick up for me.
The trouble was I was in an awkward spot and if I came out of the attic and descended into the garage followed by a walk around the garden, kick off shoes etc. etc. then make my way to where my wife was sat and then go and pick up my tools from a different place outside the house it would be time consuming but worse I did not really want to leave the attic space as it was unsafe to leave the electrics I was working on.
After a brief minute I hit upon an idea….. I picked up my Samsung Galaxy SIII, put it into video mode and made a short video explaining both by voice and video exactly what I wanted my wife to do for me.
After creating and saving the video I then tapped at the top of the video screen the icon of a TV. This sent the video immediately to the TV my wife was watching.
In other words the program she was watching was then automatically interrupted by my face and video being shown on the TV.
The look on my wife’s face when she came out to me a few minutes later with the appropriate tools in hand was priceless.
We think you will agree that this is a great method. Mike, we shall enter you into the competition.
How to enter:
Simply let us know how you have used your phone or mobile devices in DIY or construction projects. Comment below or share it on social networking sites. The competition is open until 12PM (GMT) on Thursday 29th November.
Do not forget that on Friday at 5PM we will be closing our grand prize draw. CLICK HERE to be in with a chance of winning.