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10 Gifts You Can Make From Your Vinyl Record Collection

[bs_slideshow]<p>It’s the day before Christmas Eve. The last minute shoppers are out, and I am usually one of them. This year I had an idea to make a clock out of an old Chopin vinyl record. I went to my local flea market, bought a couple old clocks, and tore them apart. I loved the way the clock …

A New Fritzing–Now With Code View

If you’ve read some of our books, you probably know that many of our authors are big fans of Fritzing. It’s a fantastic tool (and a huge collection of components and boards you can use in your designs) for sketching out your circuits, but it can do much more. You can use Fritzing to prepare …

Comparing Waspmote VS Maker Boards and Sensors for Aquariums and Gardens / Cooking Hacks Blog

In Cooking Hacks we have designed <b>Open Garden</b> and <b>Open Aquarium</b>, two <b>Arduino based solutions for makers</b> to control and measure garden and aquariums …

Aquaponics

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

DIY Decoy Gift Wrapping

Give the gift of misdirected expectations this year with this brilliant decoy gift wrapping tutorial by Instructables member gogglecrab. The tutorial essentially suggests casting an easily identifiable object in paper mache so that you can hide your real gift inside the shell of the fake gift!<p>I can …

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

The best science books of 2014: chemistry, physics, maths | @GrrlScientist

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …

VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats your home for pennies a day

Would you believe that you can heat your space with a few candles and a couple of flower pots, all for just pennies a day? It might be difficult to …

Candles

How to Customize Your Root Cellar Storage

PHOTO: Tom Thulen<p>April 4, 2014<p>If you’ve built a top-notch root cellar, you’ll want to build a top-notch storage system to keep your vegetables fresh …

Woodworking

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DIY Barn door tutorial

When my dad was here, we built a 6 ft wide by 7 foot tall barn door to slide over the office opening in the entry way. I purchased barn door hardware …

Table Top DIY Screenprinting Kit Giveaway from DIY Print Shop

We know how much you love DIY Print Shop and so we decided to partner up with them again to give away one of their new DIY Table Top Screenprinting …

Let Electric Ink Light Up Your Next Project

Pencil shavings make for cheap circuits<p>Liberate your next electronics project from the constraint of wires and run current through a painted line of graphite instead. A DIY graphite paint won’t conduct electricity as well as a wire or an expensive commercial conductive ink. But it’s perfectly good …

Build Your Own DIY Satellite Using The New PocketQube Kit

Makers, developers and hobbyists that have always dreamt of making their very own DIY satellite might be interested in the new kit has been unveiled …

This Home-Grown Fungi Will Eat Your Plastic Trash (And Then You Can Eat The Fungi)

“We wanted to work with material that has not been considered as food so far,” says designer Katharina Unger, who worked with Julia Kaisinger and …

Sustainability

How To Make Burrata At Home

If you've never had burrata, stop reading immediately and run to your nearest Italian restaurant. Then hurry back, because you're going to want to understand exactly what you just ate. You'll know for certain that it was the most sublime thing you've ever consumed: a creamy, salty cloud that melted …

The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn | Jeremy Howard

How To Build Your Dream Mountain Tiny House - Base Camp

<i>The self-built tiny home Brittany Gibeau shares with her husband and TGR cinematographer Dan in Jackson Hole.</i><p><b>It’s February in Wyoming.</b> The morning is …

Home Improvement

Your Ordinary DSLR Can Be Used to Detect Planets Orbiting Other Stars

Did you know that your ordinary DSLR camera has the power to detect planets orbiting other stars? You don’t need a high-powered telescope to look …

Plans for a secure quantum internet take a leap forward

The ability to ‘sculpt’ individual photons is a crucial step towards a secure network of powerful quantum computers<p>Scientists have created a device that can release a single, precisely shaped photon of light, opening the way to a secure “quantum internet” that is incredibly powerful and …

Old Glass: How to Use Old Film Lenses with New DSLR Cameras

Do you want a sharp and well built lens? Of course you do. Everyone does. Think you can’t afford great glass? Think again. You may not be looking in …

Homemade Holiday: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Cranberry white chocolate cookies in a jar are a homemade gift sure to please. Add custom tags for a whimsical feel.<p>I cannot believe that there are only twelve days until Christmas. <i>Twelve</i>. Seriously, where has this month gone? Things have been incredibly hectic for us between traveling, the holiday …

Dessert

Depict is a Giant and Gorgeous 4K Digital Frame That Does Photos Justice

Digital picture frames often steal attention away from the photos they display — the quality and resolution on most displays don’t always do photos …

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