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Unlike the high-tech Hawaiian ukulele, the Tahitians used the tools available to create a completely different instrument, more akin to the banjo than the guitar. Learn to make an 8-stringed Tahitian ukulele from a single chunk of wood. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Tahitian-Ukulele/

3D Printed Cell Phone Lanyard and Tripod Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Cell-Phone-Lanyard-and-Tripod-Mount/

Design Process Revealed: Aaron Draplin Walks You Through a Logo Design

I greatly enjoyed Barry Berkus' "How to Think Like an Architect" videos, and have been searching in vain for an industrial design counterpart. To …

Graphic Design

Flotspotting: Alan Fratoni's Vehicle May Not Be Crazy Quick, But Then Again, It Is Powered by a Skil Drill

We've seen cars powered by kites and air. We've also seen a shotgun powered by a power drill. Industrial designer Alan Fratoni has combined the best …

Woodworking

Designed to be a holiday home it is built by Atelierworkshop it is portable, secure, has a high-level finish, designed to be environmentaly clean, comparatively inexpensive, and comfortably sleeps two adults and two children. http://tinyhouseblog.com/?p=32515

Arduino+Stepper Motor Camera Slider

Introduction: Arduino+Stepper Motor Camera Slider<p>This is a trial and error / design and development process which I followed in developing a camera …

Arduino

10 Lovely DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is Friday and today is Monday. That’s plenty of time to come up with a gift idea. But an idea is not enough. You need to deliver on it. You could go the flower-and-candy route, but that’s hardly originally and unless you grew the flowers and made the candy, and it’s certainly not …

Desktop Foundry

Here’s another “meta-project:” a DIY project that in turn makes other projects. It’s a miniature, working foundry that casts real metal parts safely on your desktop. Make custom jewelry, tiny trinkets, diecast-style game tokens — then remelt them and recast, again and again.<p>What makes it all …

DIY Filament Extruder

Build the open source Filabot Wee extruder to melt plastic pellets into inexpensive printer filament, and even recycle old prints.<p>Is your 3D printer burning through filament? Guess what — there’s no reason it has to be expensive. With a filament extruder, you can make your own filament from plastic …

Woodworking

Use a Model Train Transformer to Cut Foam

Sure, you can buy a foam cutter, but wouldn’t it be much more satisfying to build your own? MAKE author Bob Knetzger–who wrote this great Desktop Foundry project, shows how to built a foam-cutting rig with a length of nichrome wire (similar to the elements you gave in your toaster) and a model …

Timelapse Panning Controller for GoPro Cameras

ISS Pointer Robo<p>Knife Sharpening Angle Coach With Bluetooth & Arduino<p>Arduino Class<p>Does this project use a stepper motor driver??? and can you show …

Arduino

LED Bulb Reviews, Evaluations and Teardowns

[ElectronUpdate] has posted many great reviews of commercial LED bulbs that one can purchase to replace standard E26 incandescent light bulbs. In his …

High Quality (and Safe) Nickel Plating

Just like my very popular copper plating instructable, the aim of this is to do high quality, low cost, and safe electroplating. We will also be …

Low Voltage

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's coolest …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Creative Commons Attribution

Dad Sends Kids Toys Into Outer Space, Films The Entire Trip

If you were lucky enough to have a childhood which involved firing plastic bottles into the air and pretending they were rockets, then consider your …

6 new uses for your old iPad

Getting a new tablet? Before you sell the old one, consider putting to use in other ways.<p>If the arrival of Apple's latest iPad is tempting you to upgrade, you might be debating the fate of your old iPad.<p>Two options: keep or sell. The latter can net you some funds to help defray the cost of the new …

Amazon Fire TV

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of getting from one …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Weekend Projects - Infrared Pulse Sensor

How They Photographed the Giant Squid

<i>“Had its feeding tentacles been in tact, it would have been as large as a two story house,” says Edith Widdler.</i><p>DIY Photography has an excellent piece …