Andrew Bauguess

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Krita Is a Fast, Flexible, and Free Photoshop Alternative Built by Artists

Windows/macOS/Linux: If you’re on the lookout for a digital painting tool and Photoshop is too expensive, Krita is a fast, free, and open source art …

How to Sew a Zipper Into Your Favorite Hoodie

Pullover hoodies are fine, but sometimes what you really want is one that zips up—especially if you’re going to layer with it on chilly winter days. …

Sewing

How to Stain Wood: A Basic Guide

Wood pieces can enhance a home’s beauty and style so powerfully. The right wood, or wood stain, can make a huge difference in integrating wood into …

How to build your own screaming fast quadcopter drone

The sport of<p>dronequad racing is quickly growing from DIY hobby to full-fledged competitive sport. Unlike off-the-shelf drones like DJI's Phantom …

Stick Balances Itself With Reaction Wheels

The inverted pendulum is a pretty classic dynamics problem and reaction wheels are cool. That’s why we like [Mike Rouleau]’s self-balancing stick.<p>The …

Arduino

Homemade EDM Can Cut Through Difficult Materials Like Magnets With Ease

Many years ago [ScorchWorks] built an electrical-discharge machining tool (EDM) and recently decided to write about it. And there’s a video embedded …

Homemade

This DIY Mini NES Console Is What Nintendo Should Have Made

When Nintendo announced the pint-sized NES Classic, people rightly got super excited about the little guy. Although its hardware limitations became …

How to Make a Custom LCD from Scratch

If you have ever wondered what it took to make your own custom graphic LCD from scratch, this video from [Applied Science] is worth a watch. It’s …

Springy add-on brings suspension to snowboards

While we've all seen footage of snowboarders swooshing through fresh powder, the fact is that they're more often banging their way down icy or rutted …

Extreme Sports

OpenToonz, the 2D Animation Software Used by Studio Ghibli, Is Now Free

Toonz, the software used to create Studio Ghibli films like <i>Spirited Away</i> and TV shows like <i>Steven Universe</i> and <i>Futurama,</i> is now OpenToonz. It’s open …

WATCH: You Can Make 'Wonder Material' Graphene in Your Own Home

Stronger than steel, harder than diamond, and one atom thick.<p>Three words: Graphene. is. awesome. Not only is it stronger than steel, harder than …

Nanotech

Building MirrorMirror

MirrorMirror<p>Update<p>I’ve created a forum at mirrormirror.tech for discussion and a place to get help if you’re stuck. All new updates to this guide …

This dreamy dude made an IRL magic mirror for his girlfriend

Magic mirrors aren’t just in Disney movies — they’re something you can give to your partner with a little bit of skillz and a whole lot of …

A New Kind of Landscape Photography

Denver and the Colorado Rockies, as you’ve never seen them before<p>On September 10, 2015, a satellite named WorldView-3 was whisking on its regular path from pole to pole, locked in orbit 400 miles above the eastern Pacific Ocean.<p>WorldView-3 is one of the most advanced privately owned Earth-observing …

Ben Heck Guides You Through Which Electronics Board Is Best for Your Project

We’ve talked before about choosing the right electronics board for your project, but venerable DIYer Ben Heck takes a deep crack at it as well, …

Raspberry Pi

Ruthlessly Efficient Trap Proves Mice Are Dumb

Balancing something on the edge of a bucket to make a DIY mouse trap is not a new idea. But when you use video surveillance and a dollop of evil …

Everything You Should Know About Einstein's Theory of General Relativity in Under Three Minutes

A quick afternoon primer on spacetime.<p>Yes, we all know the names of Einstein's various theories, but how much do you really know about what they mean and how they work? You may not have to know the ins and outs of the theory of general relativity to get through your day-to-day life, but it's always …

How to Build a Portable Hacking Station with a Raspberry Pi and Kali Linux

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords, spoofing accounts, and testing networks for exploits is all fun enough, but if you want to take the show on the road, …

Tips for Optimizing Photoshop Performance on Your Computer

Have you ever wondered if you were getting the best performance out of Adobe’s Photoshop Creative Cloud? Depending on your particular workflow and …

Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom

Want an ultimate single-page cheat sheet for looking up keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC? The design team over at setupablogtoday …

Tutorials

A Beautifully Crafted N64 Portable

With dozens of powerful single board Linux computers available, you would think the time-tested practice of turning vintage video game consoles would …

Photographers Are Shooting The Moon With This Camera's Insane Zoom

Trust us, you really don’t need a camera with a built-in telescope. But in the right hands, the insane 83x optical zoom on the new Nikon P900 is …

Cameras

Turning Styrofoam Into Aluminum is Surprisingly Easy

If you're looking for a fun, high-risk weekend project, look no further: Grant Thompson, the self-styled "King of Random", has decided to shared his …

Re-purposing Old Electronics to Inspire New Designs

We love seeing how things work. Exploded views are like mechanical eye-candy to most engineers, so when [Chris’] Kindle Touch died, he decided to …

18 Lessons in Smart Prototyping From a Self-Made Billionaire

Dan Gelbart made a fortune in R&D for his company Creo. His prototyping was done at home, in his basement, using tools on par with what many of us have access to at our local hackerspaces and universities.<p>In his spare time he has put together a short YouTube course on “how to build stuff” for …

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

How to See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (and How to Stop It)

VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around …

Information Systems

Annoy Your Enemies with the Hassler Circuit

[Craig] recently built himself a version of the “hassler” circuit as a sort of homage to Bob Widlar. If you haven’t heard of Bob Widlar, he was a key …

Arduino