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Geeking Out Over Daniel Moyer's "Workshop Tables"

...the ones that customers don't see<p>As a teen I waited tables, and free "server's meals" were provided after each shift. These were dowdy, …

Woodworking

Build a Silent, Texting Doorbell With an Amazon Dash Button

If you have dogs that tend to get riled up at the sound of a doorbell, or you’re on the phone a lot and work from a home, a chiming doorbell isn’t …

Raspberry Pi

New Book Illustrates Different Sketching Processes Used by Industrial Designers

Tom Skeehan's book on design drawing is 200 pages of Australian goodness<p>Remember rendering expert Mark Kokavec releasing his <i>How to Draw Figures</i> book? …

Product Design

Make an LED Candle You Can Blow Out

“How might we make an LED candle that you can actually blow out?”<p>That was a question my daughter and I had one evening, so we got online and started exploring different ways to sense wind. Along the way, we discovered a pretty nifty sensor that does exactly what we needed. That sensor is the center …

Hack a Raspberry Pi to automatically play your entrance music

As a kid, I passionately followed the world of wrestling entertainment through WWF (now WWE) and WCW. The death-defying stunts and gripping drama made me want to be a professional athlete, but it was the fighters’ entrances, set to appropriate theme music, that made me want to be a …

Galaga Arcade Cabinet

This project has been on my to-do list like forever. Over the last years I acquired a couple of tools and now I have a somewhat decent workshop. The …

Raspberry Pi

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …

35+ HTML & CSS Resources for Beginners

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>In case you are not familiar with HTML and CSS, here’s a quick intro.<p><b>HTML</b> is a markup language used …

Graphic Designers: Cheat Sheets That Simplify Design Elements, Print Terms, More

Image via Canva<p><b>Graphic designers</b> who are just starting out may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the myriad jargons used in the field.<p><b>Adding on to</b> these …

Graphic Design

Clever DIY Toilet Sink Makes Your Flush Do Double Duty

If you can get past washing your hands right over the toilet.<p>Looking for a unique and unconventional way to save on utilities? Don't mind washing your hands in what is about to be toilet water? YouTubers Mike and Lauren feel you. They built a concrete sink on top of their toilet, and so can you.<p>By …

Make Simple Running Robots Using “Whegs”

“Whegs,” or “wheeled legs,” are a unique and fun way to bring mobility to your robotic creations and any sort of vehicle/critter you want to add high mobility to. Watching the videos of the completed walkers here (these are not really robots), you can see how this leg design creates a very robust …

20 Product Designers You Should Follow on Instagram Right Now

Love ’em or just plain don’t have time for ’em, social media platforms are here to stay. While you don’t necessarily need to be an expert at Tweetin’ …

Product Design

"Computational Thermoforming" Almost Seems Like Magic

It's amazing what you can do with a 3D-printer and a vacuum former.<p>3D printing is incredibly useful but it does have its limitations, one of which is that it's very hard to print anything more visually sophisticated than a single-colored object. Not if you use the process of "computational …

3D Printing

Use a Raspberry Pi to Power a Fancy Clock and Display Panel

Considering the Raspberry Pi’s a mini computer, it should come as no surprise one of the more common projects is a dashboard-style display. Over on …

Raspberry Pi

Video: This Raspberry Pi-Powered, 3D Printed NES Mini Puts Nintendo's Effort To Shame

Complete with tiny NFC carts and scaled-down controller

Retrogaming

Best Free Retro Fonts for Designers

Vintage style designing is pretty popular in web and print designing. For retro style designs, you need good retro style fonts.<p>Today in this post …

“Vintage Tomorrows,” the Book, the Film, and the Golden Age of Steampunk

The steampunk craze has calmed quite a bit since the aughts when there was general and widespread enthusiasm for the genre. Things like Jake von Slatt’s and Datamancer’s (RIP) beautiful and brassy tech mods, Abney Park’s airship pirate music, and happenings like the <i>Contraptor’s Lounge</i>, the …

Home Depot

How to Make a DIY Dyson Bladeless Fan with a Water Jug and a Plant Vase

Dyson’s Bladeless Fans are wonderfully awesome but also ridiculously expensive. Am I really going to spend 300 bucks on a fan? Nah. Thankfully, Rulof …

How Graphene Is Made

It’s so interesting to watch the magic material that is graphene get made, because you can’t really see a damn thing. It’s totally transparent and …

Add Interactive Maps to WordPress with MapSVG

Looking for an incredibly useful tool to add to your WordPress website? Interactive maps are a great asset for sharing information in a graphical …

Web Design

Watch the Painstaking Art of Making Movie Sound Effects

I’m not sure what I love most about foley artists: is it their wildly creative ways to recreate sound? The totally locked-in concentration they have …

Cool Stuff

50 HTML5 Tools for Designers & Developers

Web development tools always make your web design project easier with the help of advanced features. HTML5 is the most popular language for …

How to Create a Pixel Art Portrait in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingDo you want to give yourself or someone you know a very retro look?Let's check out how to turn a photo into a cool pixel art …

Graphics

A DIY Air Filter For Your Shop That Anyone Can Build

Improve your workshop and indoor air quality with this easy-to-make air filter.<p>Improving workshop air quality is a concern for everyone—who wants to breathe in all that sawdust? So anything we can do to remove dust and particulates from the air is a step in the right direction. This DIY air filter …

A Camera Lens Breakthrough Could See Smartphones Outperforming DSLRs

If you’ve ever held a high-quality camera lens, the first thing you notice is the weight. Thanks to layers and layers of thick glass hunks inside, …

Non-Cheesy Nautical: 12 Modern Rope DIY Decor Ideas

(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)<p>Want to add a little bit of a beachy, boaty feel to your everyday life? Check out these 12 DIYs that you can make …

DIY

Getting Started With Raspberry Pi – Installing And Booting An Operating System (Part – 3)

<i>In the third article of the Getting Started With Raspberry Pi series, Ill tell you how to install a basic operating system on your Raspberry Pi and</i> …

36 DIY Ideas You Need For Your Garage

Have a garage that needs to have some order put on the chaos? When I realized how much wasted space I had in my garage and how disorganized it was …

DIY

HOME DZINE Home DIY | Turn a bought door into a fold-down worktable

Turn a bought door into a fold-down worktable<p>This fold-down worktable is perfect for the craft or DIY enthusiast who doesn't have a lot of space, …