Lauren Gayle Meehan

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8 DIY Lighting Accessories You Can Make

Think you need thousands of dollars for a great lighting setup? You don’t. We've picked three of the eight projects and made stop-action videos …

How To Turn Your Camera Into A Photosynthesis Detector

In about an hour, you can hack a camera to only display blue, green, and near-infrared light, which will give you a lovely view of plant life.<p>Members of Public Lab, an online civic science community, wanted to build an inexpensive tool to measure plant health. Their solution: convert an obsolete …

20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

Sarah White<p>Freelance Writer, Editor, Professional Crafter Read full profile<p>It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for …

DIY Hacks & How To's: Secret Candlestick Switch

Power Racing Series at Maker Faire Detroit

This is a great interview that Joseph Mullins of JoJaqs.com did with PPPRS honcho (and MAKE graphic designer) Jim Burke! The part that resonated for me was when Jim said, “this is engineering!” when describing Power Racing to kids.<p>The Road to Maker Faire Challenge will award $2,500 to one winner to …

From Barbie to Badass: The Make Lab Rats Transform a Power Wheels Jeep

Despite the fact that in the Make Lab we build and test every how-to project in MAKE magazine, we’re always on the lookout for exciting projects to try. The Power Racing Series event served up the perfect challenge. Their site describes it thus, “an annual racing series in which small teams from …

Solar Shrub Charges a Phone Indoors

Instructables user mikesoniat created a solar-powered shrub that charges phones and other devices with a USB socket. Power is harvested by the solar panel leaves while the roots of this shrub convert this into useful power with the help of a Li-po battery pack and charge controller. The stems …

Hand-Crank Geiger Counter

I like mechanical systems. Even when it’s not the most efficient solution, a machine with moving parts has flair that electronics often lack.<p>My Hand-Crank Geiger Counter is not a truly historical design, but it does use an anachronistic “saw switch” as a mechanical oscillator. While I couldn’t …

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Build Your Own Photo Booth

Plus! A 1932 DIY pocket camera from the pages of Popular Science"<p>NOW: INSTAGRAM PHOTO BOOTH<p>Alexander Morris lugged a camera around everywhere during high school, making him the unofficial class photographer. Even after he graduated last year, his alma mater in Antrim, Northern Ireland, asked him to …

Ghetto-Flo: How to Create Your Own DIY Kino-Flo-style Lights for Portraiture

We were introduced to the “Ghetto-Flo” lights after reading the excellent blog of New York-based photographer Brad Trent. He had mounted 4 standard …

Monkey take photos with stolen camera

Lebanese photographer Alexy Joffre Frangieh is a professional time-lapse creator, and often puts his camera gear in extremely hot environments to …

LA Police Gear Tactical Camera Bag! Or DIY Camera Bag!

How to Make a Capacitor From Scrap Aluminum

Instructables user Jezan made an air variable capacitor:<p>I was building a crystal set for my son, but it came to a halt. When i found out that i have no variable capacitor in my pile of junk.<br>Scavenging one from an old radio was not an option. Since most of new radios uses analog tuning. And the ones …

Magnetic Silly Putty

The Astronomy Clock<p>Lord Vetinari Clock<p>Marble Clock<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>I'm sorry to be a party pooper but there are some very serious health hazards …

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5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

Popular Mechanics - How Your World Works

Before we can live in a world of autonomous cars, we’re going to live through an awkward transition. Say hello to your robot chauffeur.<p>To survive on the modern battlefield, tanks need to become more difficult to detect.<p>Once loved, then reviled, and possibly loved again. Mankind has a long and …

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DIY: How to Clean and Care for Garden Pruners<p>by Erin Boyle<p>How to Repot an Orchid (Without Killing It)<p>by Kristina Hacker<p>How to Navigate the NYC Flower …

These $2.50 DIY Sandbags Will Keep Your Light Stands Steady on the Cheap

Here’s a neat idea for those of you who know the benefit of using sandbags to keep your light stands from tipping over, but aren’t sure if that …

DIY Summertime Instagram Display Wall!

Are you on Instagram? I have to say that it’s my newest passion. I just love capturing everyday moments with my kids and also sharing …

How To Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

<b>You’re going to need borax.</b><p>I make no bones about my love of making items from scratch whenever possible. Food, household cleaners, detergents – nothing is safe from my frugal tendencies. Recently, I set my sights on making something so unnatural, most people have never thought about what it’s made …

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31 Natural Pest Control Methods

I have had SO many people asking me through email and Facebook lately about how to keep pesky pests at bay this summer….I decided it was time for a …

15 Household Uses for Mint

• Growing mint will keep your yard and garden buzzing with beneficial insects. Mint is rich in nectar and pollen, and its small flower clusters keep …

DIY: The Best Garden Insecticide (and No Harmful Chemicals)

To repel spiders, aphids, and other insect pests in the garden, my neighbor Bea douses plants with an all-natural insecticide she makes with Castile …

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How to Turn Nearly Anything into a Tripod for Under $100

If I’ve ever really needed a sturdy and super portable tripod, I’ve often turned to Gorillapods. But they can’t do everything necessarily. But upon a …