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The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

How to Make a Dining Room Table by Hand | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tuck Oden.</i><p>If you’re like me, every time you wander through a big-box furniture store, you feel a little …

These 5 Kits Can Teach Kids About Computers and Coding

As adults and parents, we’re quick to point out how much simpler—and therefore better—things were when we were young. Instead of iPads, we had books. …

Build an Aquaponic Garden with Arduino

Grow fish, fruits, and veggies together in this compact, automated system. You can even control it via the internet.<p>Lots of creative aquaponics systems are being developed for raising fish and vegetables together in small spaces. Unfortunately — for you and the fish — most of these systems fail to …

Build your own solar concentrator at home with GoSol's free DIY guide

The good people of GoSol have spent years trying to eradicate energy poverty by bringing solar energy to the masses. To that end, they have just …

ILM's tools could let you direct your own 'Star Wars'

Whether you're familiar with the studio's name or not, you've definitely been touched (and likely gobsmacked) by the computer-generated imagery in one of the blockbuster films to get the Industrial Light and Magic treatment. From <i>Jurassic Park</i> (and its sequels) to the upcoming Disney-backed <i>Star Wars</i> …

Virtual Reality

The Yeung sisters from Seattle successfully launched a DIY craft to the edge of space

In Seattle over this Labor Day Weekend, two curious young girls launched a homemade aircraft, hoping to reach the edge of space. And they did. …

This App For Kids Makes iPhone App Programming As Easy As Lego

Tiny Bop’s latest, The Everything Machine, aims to demystify iPhones for kids by letting them program any app they want.<p>Tinybop founder Raul Gutierrez was frustrated. Compared to the Apple II computers he grew up programming on, the iPhones in his kids’ hands were unknowable black boxes: silicon …

How to Make a Scrap-Metal Smoker

Every game cook needs a smoker. Trouble is, they’re expensive. You can build an Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS) in a few hours for $150. Here’s how.<p>What …

DIY

10 totally insane videos of handmade rubber band guns

If you dig these videos of DIY rubber band guns, which appear to be geekily faithful replicas of classic weapons, you should definitely be following …

A Miserable Debt Free Life

I have a lifestyle that is different to many people, and I have been encouraged to write about it. According to my friends, I am “living the dream”. …

How to Build Your Own Camp Kitchen Chuck Box | REI Co-op Journal

An organized kitchen is the secret to a happy camping trip. That said, it’s not always easy to keep all of your camp cooking gear and ingredients …

Flexible Mobile Lumber Storage Rack Using Pallets

Friendship Clock Build<p>Workbench Shelves<p>Shiplap Wood Sign<p>PVC Class<p>reminds me of a automotive glass rack, nicely done, and excellent find!<p>There are so …

Just Because You’re Happy Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Burned Out

A new survey report just published by Staples Advantage offers a paradoxical set of findings about US office workers. Overwhelmingly, they are happy. Yet the majority of them feel burned out. How could both things be true?<p>First, a look at the statistics. The good news is that 43% of respondents …

DIY Clay Pot Smoker

Bushcraft Bannock Bread Mix

BANNOCK BREAD DRY MIXBannock bread is something that is easy to make and cook around a campfire.This mixture unlike others is a dry mix and can be …

The Key to Better Camp Coffee

Ever since I was a kid watching my dad and his buddies boil coffee in the duck blind, I’ve though percolating was the best way to make coffee. My …

22 Awesome and Inspiring Bill Murray Quotes

Sure, Bill Murray has done his fair share of hilariously random and weird things. But in addition to having a killer sense of humor, the actor is …

Bill Murray

What is Character? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Character</i>. Like honor, it’s a word we take for granted and probably have an affinity for, but likely have never really had to define and may struggle …

The 36 Best Books All Men Should Read | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Ryan Holiday.</i><p>If there is one thing the great men of history have in common it’s this: books. They read, <i>a</i> …

Books

Survival USB Charger: Use Any Power Source to Charge Your Smartphone

Torque: DIY All Terrain Electric Longboard<p>Hike Like a Pro With These 6 Tips<p>Outdoor Table From Wood and Steel Tubing<p>Rockets Class<p>Awesome Idea! I voted …

20 Secret Doors and Clever Hiding Places

The fascination with secret doors and hidden compartments has been around since ancient times; thousands of years ago, the Egyptians hid chambers deep in their pyramids. While hidden doors may not be found in everyone’s home nowadays, the desire to have clandestine passageways and secret stashes …

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

‘Low-Tech,’ ‘Old-Fashioned’ Way to Make DIY Gunpowder…Using Your Urine

How Cody from CodysLab on YouTube makes his own gunpowder is “low-tech,” “old-fashioned” and “natural.”<p>Cody has a firearm to protect his expansive property and in the video he cited an example of when he’s been glad to have his gun.<p>“I’ve never had to shoot anyone, but you know, if the world goes to …

Build Sensors for Squirt Gun “Laser” Tag

Everyone loves water gun fights in the summer. But you can always make something better by adding electronics to it. So I designed a set of water sensors and buzzers that will beep when they are hit with the spray of a water gun. This lets you play a game similar to laser tag but with water.<p>And if …

HOW TO: Make a $5 wind-powered phone charger for your bike

1/9<p>How To Make a $5 Cell Phone Bike Charger<p>A clever 16-year-old named Thomas combined his two passions, cycling and electronics, into one very useful …

17 Things the Ultimate Workshop Needs

Awesome DIY Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade

Intructables user jackandwho has created an awesome Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade and kindly published everything you need to know over on the …

Check Out the Sick Torque on This Drill-Powered Skateboard

Power tools meet skater boys with the KRANK PowerStik<p>In the science of skateboard propulsion, there have been no major advancements since the invention of the human leg. Until now, that is. With Tony Ward's KRANK PowerStik, all you need is a power drill and your skateboard can cruise the street or …