Do It Yourself

What Does Do It Yourself Mean?

Do it yourself (DIY) is the process designing, creating or modifying any particular object or product when it is accomplished by an individual, rather than a professional.

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In technology, do-it-yourself technique enable general users to develop products or services without the help or aid of an expert or organization in that particular field.

Techopedia Explains Do It Yourself

Do-it-yourself is a broad term that refers to building or repairing a product independently. In tech, this term refers to a culture of hobbyists who build their own computers and other electronic components.

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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.