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Adam Savage’s 10 Commandments Of Making

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3 mentions4 months ago
Getting Started with Netduino Start building electronics projects with Netduino, the popular open source hardware...Adam Savage took a few minutes on Sunday at the Maker Faire Bay Area to share what he feels are the 10 Commandments of Making. Braving the somewhat precarious elevated stage of the crowd-favorite ...

5 of the Best Nontoxic Cleaners You Aren't Using

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3 mentions5 months ago
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Build a Free Library

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2 mentions6 months ago
First of all, this was the first project that I’ve ever completed. It’s a little rough around the edges, but I didn’t expect to be perfect from day one. I made plenty of mistakes and even trashed a little bit of wood, but I learned from those mistakes ...

Wisconsin Snaps Up Community Solar in Record Time

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4 mentions6 months ago
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Pitch Your Prototype for MakerCon

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2 mentions6 months ago
MakerCon, the two-day conference and workshop for makers, wants to connect you with the right accelerators and tech players to capitalize on your prototype.Last year’s winner, a magnetic, snap together electronics kit called LightUp, has since run a successful Kickstarter, created a companion app, and released products to ...

Current crafts craze echoes World War I knitting projects

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6 mentions6 months ago
The rise of stitch and knit clubs, guerrilla knitting, yarn bombing and calls to knit sweaters for oil-spill affected penguins have all drawn attention to craft as a force for social change. Knitting is…Jane Tynan does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from ...

Want to be a better worker? Get a creative hobby

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3 mentions6 months ago
CNBC's Allison Linn reports on new research that shows how employees who do something creative after work—like knitting, drawing or even playing a creative video game—are more likely to be helpful and creative problem solvers on the job.Here's a reason to embrace your inner guitar player or secret ...

The robots of the future won't look anything like the Terminator

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2 mentions6 months ago
Andy Marchese has a lot of fish tanks but no fish food — his fish prefer batteries and compressed air. On a recent Monday, Marchese conducted an out-of-water demonstration of Bubbles, a pool-green silicone fish that sways its tail as cavities on each side of its body alternately ...

Bionic ankle 'emulates nature'

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2 mentions6 months ago
These days, Hugh Herr, an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, gets about 100 emails daily from people across the world interested in his bionic limbs.Messages pour in from amputees seeking prostheses and from media outlets pursuing interviews. Then there are students looking to join ...

7 Plans for Swings and Gliders for the Porch and Yard

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2 mentions5 months ago
When I think of spring and my childhood, there are a few memories that come to mind. One of them is of the amazing four-seater glider my father built when I was young. It sat next to our row of lilac trees, and for a few weeks every ...

How to make your own Primo prototype using digital fabrication and Arduino boards

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2 mentions6 months ago
Primo‘s team sent us exciting news from their HQ about their contribution to the open source community. After the successful Kickstarter campaign to launch the wooden play-set that uses shapes, colours and spacial awareness to teach programming logic through a tactile, warm and magical learning experience, they took ...

Wearable Electronics (Video)

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2 mentions6 months ago
SHOW LINKS BELOW! Join Becky Stern and friends every week as we delve into the wonderful world of wearables, live on YouTube. We'll answer your questions, announce a discount code for the Adafruit store, and explore wearable components, techniques, special materials, and projects you can build at home!

An Observation on Vintage Handplanes

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4 mentions6 months ago
FREE ADVICE AND A FREE DOWNLOAD Sign up for e-mails (newsletter, store, partners) and download one of 7 projects.Note: I started writing this blog entry more than a year ago. I shelved it and have revisited it several times since. Each time, I thought: I don’t need this ...

Can This 1970s Spacecraft Explore Again?

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2 mentions6 months ago
The countdown is on to rebuild communications with a spacecraft before it drifts past this summer. The craft has functional instruments, but NASA has no budget to reactivate the program. It's up to private donors and dedicated volunteers to recapture the abandoned spacecraft.Launched in the 1970s, repurposed & ...

Open-Source CT Scanner

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2 mentions6 months ago
By far the most interesting class I’ve ever taken was advanced brain imaging in graduate school, which introduced me to what I believe are some of the most amazing machines humans have ever built: the magnetic resonance imager (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanner. These are volumetric 3D ...

Aging surveillance drones become flying Wi-Fi hotspots

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2 mentions6 months ago
With all of the talk of Facebook’s efforts to blanket the planet with drones that the company promises will provide global Wi-Fi accessibility, another technology leader, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has also entered the drone Wi-Fi game.Through DARPA’s new “Mobile Hotspots Program,” the ...

Kinetic Sculpture Blends Bizarre Mix of House Beats and Lego Bricks

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2 mentions6 months ago
A classic kids’ toy and the typically adult musical subgenre of acid house don’t usually have much in common, but this year I had the opportunity to weave them together using Lego Technic to form hypnotic and hooky sounds in my new kinetic sculpture “Play House”.AudioGraft is a ...

Pug Love pattern by Michael Snow

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2 mentions6 months ago
Nothing warms the heart more than the unconditional love of a puppy. And nothing warms the head better than a hand-knit wool beanie.Now you can warm both with the Pug Love Beanie. Paws and pugs abound when you cast on this easy-to-knit, and oh-so-warm cap. This pattern contains ...

Little Ways to Save Big on a Remodel

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2 mentions6 months ago
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Great Ways to Dress a Bay Window

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2 mentions6 months ago
Great Ways to Dress a Bay Window If you’re hemming and hawing over curtains and shutters — or nothing at all — these bay window treatment ideas can helpHouzz Contributor. Becky's passion for personal, welcoming, hospitable interiors, interiors that make people want to sit down, put their feet ...

A Perfectly Purple Little Girl's Room Makeover

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2 mentions6 months ago
We are thrilled to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week again this year. It's one of our favorite weeks because it involves some of our favorite bloggers doing amazing things with paint! If you haven't had a look at all of the amazing things happening this ...

Marathon Crochet Challenge

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3 mentions6 months ago
Remember the name Susie Hewer, as you may well see it in record books again this year! Also known as ‘The Extreme Knitting Redhead’, the lovely Susie is planning to beat her own Guinness World Record for creating the longest crochet chain while running a marathon at this ...

Chile Installs Record-Breaking 150MW of PV in Q1, 380MW Under Construction

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4 mentions6 months ago
According to GTM Research's Latin America PV Playbook, Q2 2014, released today, Chile installed 153 megawatts of utility-scale PV in the first quarter of this year. That's more than three times the amount that any Latin American country has ever before installed in a single quarter.“The last quarter ...

Read This Before You Remodel a Kitchen

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4 mentions6 months ago
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Turn Your Drill Press into a Bobbin/Spindle Sander

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2 mentions6 months ago
Drill presses are a staple tool of the typical garage — they aren’t too expensive and are indispensably useful — but have you ever thought of turning it into a spindle sander?You can buy drum sander kits fairly cheap, but the problem is they’re really difficult to use ...

Walnut Coffee Pour Over Stand

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2 mentions6 months ago
In the last few years, Los Angeles has undergone a coffee renaissance and many local roasters and cafes are sprouting up left and right. Because of this, I’ve recently upped my coffee game and have explored and tested different brew methods, grind sizes, and all sorts of coffee ...

NAHB: NAHB Reveals Most Popular Features Found in New Homes

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3 mentions6 months ago
March 27, 2014 - During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sharing with home buyers the most popular features in new single-family homes in 2014. Builders from across the country were surveyed on what features they were most likely to include in a typical single-family home this year, revealing that convenience, livability and energy efficiency are top priorities.“Newly constructed homes can suit the specific requirements of today’s home buyers,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “And ...

Hold a Meme in Your Hand Thanks to 3D Printing

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2 mentions6 months ago
If you've ever wanted to have your very own Doge, now is your chance. These fun figurines are primed and ready to jump off your News Feeds and onto your desks thanks to 3D printing.Shapeways is a marketplace that uses over 15,000 designers to produce a wide array ...

Why I Have Outgrown My Shoulder Planes

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3 mentions6 months ago
I have a couple of these guys made by modern makers. I have a vintage Stanley model too. I bought them early on in my conversion to hand tools because it seemed that all the pundits of the time were telling me I needed to have one. They ...

flax & twine: Arm Knitting How-To Photo Tutorial // Part 1: Casting On

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1 mentions6 months ago
// You will be working from 3 skeins of bulky yarn at the same time. Place all the ends together and treat it as if it were one strand of thick yarn. Before you start, make sure your yarn can unfurl from your skeins easily. We're well ...

Register for the Next #SolarChat

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2 mentions6 months ago
Did you know that more than half of all solar cell efficiency records have been directly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)? Only three years into the Department’s decade-long SunShot Initiative, the solar industry is already more than 60% of the way to achieving SunShot’s aggressive ...

What Really Makes Us Happy at Home? Find Out From a New Houzz Survey

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3 mentions6 months ago
I agree with the readers who mentioned loving the sounds of a happy family gathered in the home. However, my time for that life is over. I am widowed and live alone in a small apartment in a big city. What makes me happy here? The gorgeous skyline ...

Instant $500 Bath Upgrades

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2 mentions6 months ago
Did Uncle Sam come through with a generous tax refund this year? Put it to good use by making a splash in your bathroom with one of these quick improvements.The undisputed star of the bathroom, a faucet gives the room its focus. (Sorry, tub.) Its shape and finish ...

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

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1 mentions6 months ago
An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed ...

How to monitor a domestic photovoltaic plant with Arduino

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2 mentions6 months ago
ArdaSol is the name of a project for a solar energy monitoring system based on Arduino Mega and UNO, made by Heinz Pieren. It’s a system built to monitor energy production and consumption of a domestic photovoltaic plant:- ArdaSol Display based on a Arduino Mega Board The master ...

An Electronic Work Bench with Storage

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2 mentions6 months ago
Tempel is a unique electrician’s work bench that also has plenty of storage. It has a vintage look, inspired by old writing desks, but underneath houses a modern surprise.The classic wood top opens to reveal a powerful computer rig, a hidden pop-up monitor, and other tailor-made electronic tools.

Adirondack chairs

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2 mentions6 months ago
I made this set of Adirondack chairs last summer for my wife and I. We needed something to sit on around the fire up at camp. The chairs are made from 2×8 and 5/4 treated lumber so they can be left outside during the unpredictable Pennsylvania weather. They are nice to sit in (when the kids don’t steal them first) and I love the flat arms to put my beverage on!

How to turn a pencil into a diamond

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2 mentions6 months ago
The Atlantic has a neat post about an accidental discovery made at Stanford’s SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis.A team of researchers at Stanford’s SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis say they’ve found another way to control the structural transition between carbon atoms—at the nanoscale. The ...

Deck Check

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2 mentions6 months ago
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Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

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2 mentions6 months ago
Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman's life in the process.The 23-hour surgery took place three months ago at University Medical Center Utrecht. The ...

Ego Power+ Lawn Mower Preview

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1 mentions6 months ago
Spring is finally here, and it won't be long before the suburbs are buzzing with the sounds of lawns being mowed. That is, unless those lawns are being mowed with the new Ego Power+ Lawn Mower. Powered by a 56-volt lithium ion battery that can charge in less ...

40 Hilarious Houses with Faces

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2 mentions6 months ago
Have you ever seen a house smile? Raise its eyebrows? What about a house wearing a thong? (Yep, you read that right.) Click through for 40 of the most hilarious houses with human faces.

April Fast Fixes

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2 mentions6 months ago
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How to Build a Tool Storage Cabinet for Portable Power Tools and Systainers

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3 mentions6 months ago
Tool storage is a challenge for any workshop. Even in my spacious 1800 square foot “warehouse,” I am constantly looking for ways to be more efficient and to prevent my tools from taking up more space than is truly necessary. My current dilemma is how to store my ...

10 Uses for Vinegar

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2 mentions6 months ago
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Poll: Are your tools on the level?

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3 mentions6 months ago
There are lots of things you are supposed to do when you buy and set up power tools. You have to plan for how to get power to them. How they fit into your work flow. How easily they can be moved around the shop.Oh, sure, the reasoning ...

Tyler’s Arts and Crafts Ottoman

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2 mentions6 months ago
I’ve done rough carpentry work my whole life (all 24 years of it) and I just started getting into fine woodworking about 10 months ago. Pretty much everything I’ve learned has been from online resources (The Wood Whisperer, Matt’s Basement Workshop, The Renaissance Woodworker, etc.) I really love ...

Put On a Good Face: Design Principles for Home Fronts

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2 mentions6 months ago
Put On a Good Face: Design Principles for Home Fronts Set the right tone from the get-go with an entry that impresses and matches the overall design of your home With a background in preservation and architecture, Boston-based interior designer Liz Miller combines classic style with a focus ...

Small House Solutions

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2 mentions6 months ago
Welcome! I'm so glad you are here! The Inspired Room has been one of the top home decor blogs on the web since 2007, sharing simple decorating and organizing ideas to inspire you to love the home you have. For more inspiration, visit the inspiration galleries, the popular ...

Color of the Month, April 2014: Celosia Orange

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