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Broken Pots Turned Into Brilliant DIY Fairy Gardens

A new trend in gardening has gardeners creating all sorts of creative garden arrangements and fairy gardens out of broken pots, proving that even a …

Gardening

35 Creative DIY Ways Of How To Make Backyard More Funny

Summer is coming and it’s time to thinking about how to make the outdoor life more colorful. You can enjoy the sunshine, natural and the fresh air …

DIY

‘Steampunk’ DIY Camera Obscura Made with a Flatbed Scanner, Magnifying Glass and Gold Duct Tape

Joe Barone is a recent college grad who enjoys the process as much as the result. Inspired by his love for old objects, knack for tinkering with …

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom

Photographer Trevor Dayley has put together a very handy little tutorial to give your photographs that extra ‘pop’ of color in Adobe Lightroom or …

A Wearable Camera That Would Turn Into a Drone and Fly Off Your Wrist

Meet Nixie, a wearable camera concept that flies off your wrist and turns into a remote-controlled quadcopter. It's the bizarre-yet-appealing …

The Path to Mortgage-Freedom – Tiny House Family’s ecourse http://tinyhouseblog.com/?p=31629

How the design firm behind the Xbox built the bike of the future

You can't ride a bike in Seattle without thinking about the seven hills. (No one can agree on which ones make up "the seven," but they're not a friendly ride.) And you better think about the city's famously unpredictable weather patterns. And who knows? You might finish work and want to head …

How To: 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 …

Build-A-Bin Customizeable Picking Bins

I fuss a lot about how to organize tools and parts so that people can easily find and use them. This is a constant challenge in my day-to-day business as much as it is at my local hackspace. What I’ve figured out so far is that everything has to have a dedicated home address that’s very visible and …

DIY: KOOB (The Best Lawn Game. Ever.)

Every once in a while, you discover one of those things that changes how you have fun. That’s probably about to happen for you.<p>This is one of those …

Textbooks

How to Best Utilize the Various Metering Modes in Your Camera

A camera determines exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and …

Landscape Photography

17 of the Greatest Camera Hacks of All Time

We recently took a look at some of the best camera hacks that will save you tons of money. Today we’ve decided to turn things up a notch and progress …

Hacklet #11- Cameras

We preempt this week’s Hacklet to bring you an important announcement.<p>Hackaday.io got some major upgrades this week. Have you checked out The Feed …

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All the Common Electronics Components Explained for Beginners

Electronics components range widely in size and function. From a beginner's point of view, it's hard to know where to start digging in. Programmer …

Arduino

Light Painting

Light Painting

Photo du Jour: Skinny Dipping at Night

Swedish photographer Johan Larsson often works with a vintage camera, relishing the rich, tactile quality of black and white film. For this shot, he …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Breakfast

Time-Lapse Captures The Mesmerizing Resurrection of a Rose of Jericho, the Plant that Comes Back from the Dead

The Rose of Jericho (<i>Selaginella lepidophylla</i>) is one of the most resilient plants on Earth, and a marvel to behold. A desert plant, it can survive …

An Upscale Backyard Barbecue

<i>Today: Host a barbecue soirée and savor the last warm nights of summer.</i><p>You've already hosted the refined, candlelit dinner indoors. Now you're looking for something to keep you outside: a barbecue. Invite your friends over and enjoy the last of the warm summer breeze from your patio or deck -- …

Recipes

New-Look Bloody Mary

This spicy bloody mary will cure…whatever…happened last night.<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups tomato juice (preferably Campbell's)<p>1 cup dill pickle juice<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon prepared horseradish<p>2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce<p>2 teaspoons curry powder<p>1 teaspoon Sriracha<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/2 …

Kosher

65 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

Cooking

‘Urban Isolation’ Follows a Skateboarder Through a Cityscape Void of Human Existence

The Berrics, in collaboration with Red.com has released the final installment of their REDirect series, an 11-piece video collection created to …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

Landscape Photography