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3D Printable Robotic Telescope You Can Build

When I was a teen, I did an astronomy (and archeology) summer camp one year. As part of it, we got to spend some nights operating the telescope in the teacher’s backyard observatory. He had turned a Sears metal garden shed into an impressive little observatory, complete with a motorized roof that …

What An Ancient Mayan Batman Would Look Like

Inspired by Maya art and Camazotz, an actual bat god from Mayan mythology, here's artist Kimbal's pre-Columbian Batman.<p>Encouraged by the Mexican …

Comic Books

Samurai Jack meets Usagi Yojimbo in Art by Savy Lim

A Massive & Now Complete Chart Comparing the Sizes of Famous Spaceships From Movies, TV Shows, & Video Games

German artist Dirk Loechel recently added even more ships to his massive and now complete chart (see previously) comparing the sizes of famous …

TV shows

Failynn Fox Cowl pattern by Heidi May

Welcome to The Velvet Acorn, here you will find purely original pattern designs in knit and crochet. Inspired and crafted with my love of nature and …

Yarn

Sign Up Your 3D Printer at 3D Hubs

Got a 3D printer? Want to make some money with it?<p>Go talk to 3D Hubs, along “Startup Row,” over near the Maker Shed.<p>3D Hubs facilitates transactions between 3D printer owners and people that want to make 3D prints.<p>Printer owners can join the Hubs listing in their city to offer 3D printing services …

How To Paint A Sink

Welcome back to another raucous and titillating episode of What’s Poppin’ in the Powder Room. Reminder… the below photo was the beauty I started …

Coconut Bubble Bath Salts

[print_link]<p>Want a little relaxation for yourself? Or perhaps you want to give a gift of relaxation for someone else. Either way, these bath salts …

Disney Research Creates Tools For Designing Complex Mechanical 3D Printable Models

There is little doubt in my mind that one day, probably not very far off, we will all have the ability to 3D print robotics and other forms of …

3D Printing

Make your own Star Lord Helmet From Guardians Of The Galaxy

If you’ve just seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, you may have decided you need a Star Lord helmet. I haven’t seen it yet, but have to assume that this Star Lord isn’t too concerned about getting blasted (or rapidly decompressed) on the top of his head.<p>These concerns aside, Youtuber …

3D Printed Combat Motion Sculpture

Art is powerful. What better way to show this concept than by forever capturing a physical human fight in a 3D printed sculpture. Artist, Eyal Gever, has taken that form of power to his art. Myself along with Gever, see beauty within destruction. His art, including car crash simulations and …

Tricycles Were Never This Much Fun When You Were a Kid

At one time it was best known for those compact folding scooters embraced by tweens a few years back, but nowadays Razor is making a new name for …

Cutting Records Out of CDs

Lovers of records rejoice! Did you know you can cut your own vinyl using something called a record lathe? [Beau Walker] just put the finishing …

From 3d Printed Part to Metal, the Lost Pla/abs Method

Crumpled Concrete Vases<p>Forged Damascus Steel Pocket Knife W/ Common Tools!!!<p>PVC Class<p>When you burn out the PLA in your kiln does it contaminate the …

3D Printing

Building a Basic Arcade Cabinet

The debate between what the better gaming platform is between consoles and PCs can add a third contender to the mix in the form of arcade machines. Sure, both consoles and PCs can play retro games but they can’t match the ‘feel’ you get fist-smashing those big coin-sized buttons while listening to …

How to Make a Two-Board Backyard Lounger

One afternoon of work, one great chair.<p><b>Okay, we'll admit that although last month's CNC-milled chair</b> was awesome, the project was out of reach for many readers. So here's something you can build that doesn't require access to a $25,000 CNC machine. In fact, you'll need little more than a circular …

The Particle Light Fixture

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re a fan of unique blinking lights. Alex Posada’s piece, “The Particle,” exemplifies this quite nicely, and adds the ability to spin at 1500 RPM. Resembling the usual representation of an atom, the name seems quite appropriate. It would also make quite …

3D Printed Bracelet Illuminates On The Beat

What happens when you relish the power of the Xmen’s Dazzler with today’s microcontroller technology? Why, the Dazzler bracelet is born, of course. The Dazzler bracelet combines the power of light organs and microcontrollers to create one wicked bracelet that responds to sound by giving off a sweet …

DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

I know I always get pretty excited about the projects on here but, seriously, this is one of my favorites! I’ve had a hanging chair on my to-make …

Grass Hammock

Simple Wine Barrel Stool<p>PVC Class<p>Isn't the "grass" itchy? All the fake grass rugs I've laid on have been pretty itchy. Or is this some sort of actual …

BotFactory Combines 3D Printing and Circuit Boards With Squink Printer

According to UrbanDictionary.com “squink” can mean a lot of things. It can mean the sound that is produced from a squeegee on a wet window, high …

3D Printing

Landscaping With Logs for a Whimsical Garden Design - Organic Gardening

Try unsplit log rounds as an inexpensive and eco-minded material for your next landscaping or gardening project. You can create borders and …

Favorite Landscapes Around the World

The #FriFotos theme this week feels like a gift; I love taking photos of the amazing landscapes I have the luck to visit in all corners of the world. …

Bodyscapes, Black Light Body Art by John Poppleton

“Bodyscapes” is a body art series by artist John Poppleton that uses fluorescent pigment to paint landscapes on female models. He then photographs …

Art

How to Keep Beer Cold, Outside, with No Electricity: The eCool

Beer was reportedly invented sometime around 5,000 B.C. So it's shocking to think that refrigeration wasn't invented until the 19th Century. Because …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Growing Blueberries - Quick Guide and Master Grower's Tips

Shares 11K<p>Do you love the taste and health benefits of blueberries? Would you like a fruit crop that will produce well in a short amount of time and …

Gardening

Chinese Noodles 101: How to Make Chow Mein With Four Vegetables

From crispy pan-fried noodles to a bowl of wonton noodle soup, fresh Chinese egg noodles are one of the most common noodles you'll find at Chinese restaurants. Just like Italian pasta or ramen, when cooked properly, they should have a firm bite and springy texture, and the wide variation in …

Homemade Peanut Butter

<i>Updated on</i> <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>Once you make peanut butter at home, it will be very difficult to get excited about storebought peanut butter ever …