1. Many people never try making their own bread despite the simplicity of the bread-making process.

bread

 2. Despite the low-cost of commuting by train versus commuting by car, many Americans still choose to drive a car to work.

train

 3. Tony is going to use an axe to cut down a tree in his backyard despite a lack of experience with axes.

axe

 4. Despite a weather forecast of heavy rain, Dave and Belinda decided to go camping.

camping
5. Beekeeping is an interesting and important occupation despite the dangers of getting stung by bees.
beekeeper

 6. Despite the feelings of his coworkers, Robert turns the radio up a little too loud when he’s at his desk.

listening to radio

 7. I woke up late this morning despite setting my alarm clock for 5:30 a.m.

alarmclock