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Build a miniature NAS out of a NanoPi NEO with this simple kit

The NanoPi NEO is an $8 version of the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero built by a company called FriendlyARM that launched last summer. Except the NanoPi NEO has the added advantage of usually being in stock to purchase (something that the Pi Zero has had difficulties with in the past).<p>To go along with the …

This Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel Makes Short Work of Hinge Mortises

There really is a tool for everything<p>If this innovative little tool didn't already exist, I could see it doing gangbusters on Kickstarter.<p>When …

Woodworking

5 Clever Filmmaking Tricks You Should Know About

Learn how to pull off some of the oldest (but best) tricks in the filmmaking book.<p>Filmmaking has a lot of secret tricks of the trade that a beginner …

10 Chick-fil-A Copycat Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings, Even on Sundays

Why is it that Chick-fil-A cravings seem to hit the hardest on Sundays, the only day the fast-food chain is closed? These copycat recipes allow you to get your fix any time, any day. From the classic Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich to the nuggets and more, every Chick-fil-A obsessive will surely …

Cooking

Start planning your landscaping projects now. Here’s how.

“Blah.” Does that word or something like it come into your mind when you gaze out at your yard?If it does, perhaps the next word should be thinking …

My Husband and I Meditated Daily for a Month and It Felt Like Free Couples Therapy

Tibetan Buddhist Pema Chödrön once said, “If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent.” I’m not a Buddhist, nor an ordained nun like …

10 Vegetarian Dinners Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

You’ll love these fast, flavorful recipes — and you won’t miss the meat one bit!<p>Whether you’re a vegetarian or just trying to incorporate some meatless meals into your diet, you’ll love these fast, flavorful recipes — and you won’t miss the meat one bit!<p>1. Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry<p>This hearty …

How to Epoxy Voids in Wood, Make Your Own Kitchen Knife, Pour a Concrete Coffee Table and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Kitchen Knife</b><p>Jimmy DiResta needs a new kitchen knife. He could go buy one, or he could make one—from scratch. The …

Woodworking

How to Acquire Inexpensive Shop Tools, Troubleshooting a Bandsaw, Making Eyeglasses from Scratch—Including the Lenses!—& More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Space-Saving Flipping Lathe Cabinet</b><p>Leave it to Izzy Swan to come up with an ingenious way to place a lathe inside …

Woodworking

The Internet Says This Will Be the Best Broccoli of Your Life

<i>This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes from</i> Food52<i>.</i><p>In November 2008, Adam Roberts published a blog post with the headline “The Best Broccoli …

Spices

Top 10 Most Useful Tools, a Mid-Century Modern Credenza, a DIY Camera Gantry Crane & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Modern Wardrobe Project</b><p>Jimmy DiResta builds a large wardrobe out of five sheets of plywood, with a little help …

Snacks Vending Machine Powered by Arduino

Introduction: Snacks Vending Machine Powered by Arduino<p>About: Mechanical Engineering, majoring Mechatronic, finished thesis about Snack Vending …

The Barn

Resembling the classic farmstead outbuilding on the outside, The Barn uses a mix of rustic finishes and modern updates for a one-of-a-kind …

16 Vegan Soup and Stew Recipes to Warm You Up

As much as I love a bowl of beef stew or broccoli cheese soup, you don't need meat or dairy to make a fantastic pot of soup. Limiting yourself to plant-based ingredients is one of the best ways to give seasonal produce the respect they deserve. That means Italian <i>ribollita</i> packed with kale and …

Is the world ending in 2017? Author claims it's all over when mysterious planet hits Earth!

David Meade says Nibiru will collide with Earth at its South Pole sometime in October this year.<p>Doomsday conspiracies are a dime a dozen, but not …

How to Make Texas-Style Chili with Brisket

Texas chili is purely beef-driven: no beans allowed. This version boasts smoky, complex, deep flavor from a mix of dried chiles and chili powders. …

Cooking

3 Ways to Hack the 52-Week Money Saving Challenge

If you're devoting 2017 to getting out of debt, saving for a new home, paying for school, amping up your retirement or any other money-oriented goal …

Personal Finance

The Fluffiest White Bread in the World

Whether you call it milk bread, pain de mie, or shokupan, this is the ultimate loaf<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the …

Vaquform: Desktop Vacuum Forming Comes of Age for the Modern Maker

I'm an industrial designer by trade, so making models and prototypes is big part of what I do. I have amassed many tools over the years including a …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger family has been living on Norway's Sandhornøya island, where they started their journey into sustainable living, since 2013. …

Arctic Circle

Meizu Pro 6 Plus Review: iPhone's Body Plus Samsung Galaxy's Chip Equals Powerhouse

When it comes to hardware design language, non-Apple/-Samsung phones tend to be all over the place, even within the same product line. One model of a phone may use onscreen soft buttons, the next one may have hard physical buttons. One year’s phone may be made of metal with fingerprint sensor on …

The Universal Multipurpose Workbench

Introduction: The Universal Multipurpose Workbench<p>About: Random Guy More About Dui ni shuo de dui »<p>On Instructables, more than everywhere else, …

Woodworking

Whip up Some Homemade Butter in a Jar

Shake your way to fresh butter and buttermilk. Making butter is a great way to use up any heavy cream that you have left over after making another …

Recipes

Plant These Edibles Once and Eat Them Forever

Perennial Foods<p>Edible Perennials That Will Bear Year After Year<p>Updated June 07, 2018<p>Want to enjoy home-grown food year after year without having to …

Gardening

How to Build a Tiny, Off-Grid House for $2500 (Video)

From life inside a tiny, 7'x12' portable house to touring an infamous roundhouse, we've been pretty fascinated by the DIY tiny house movement. Here's …

The 3-day detox that’ll jump-start your mind and body

Kelsey Patel knows your pain—literally.<p>Like many, she cycled through a range of jobs that were so demanding (at one point, she worked at the US …

Best Raspberry Pi Projects

Our pick of the most fun and useful things you can do with your Raspberry Pi<p>Make a Raspberry Pi CCTV security system<p>There's no need to spend a …

Raspberry Pi

Here's What Magic Mushrooms Do to Your Body And Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind. Several studies, including two …