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Giant 3D topographical wood map of Westeros ('Game of Thrones') made by a cartographer

Wow. This is a thing of great beauty. A giant 3D topographic wood map of Westeros, the world of Game of Thrones, by IMGURian @ARUNK55. It's 60"x35". The maker, @ArunK55, explains: I am a maker/engineer/cartographer with a passion for maps and woodworking. With my laser cutter in my garage, I have been making wood maps over the last year. Each map is custom made and tells a story. Here i am going though my process of making these maps. These maps are made from three layers of Birch Wood wit...
Tags: Crafts, Post, TV, News, Diy, Woodworking, Entertainment, Game Of Thrones, Craft, Maker, Westeros, Birch Wood, Gameofthrones, Quarantine Crafting

You can now cram your Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM for $75

It has double the RAM, for just $20 more
Tags: News, Diy, Raspberry Pi, Trends, Computing

Watch: How to build your own Nintendo Switch

Seattle maker Brennen Johnston wanted his friends to play Animal Crossing with him but they couldn't get their hands on a Nintendo Switch, a scarce commodity amid COVID-19 lockdowns. Enraged by the prices scalpers were charging for a Switch, Brennen set out to build one himself from individual components. The Internet fell in love with the build notes he posted to Imgur and now he's released the above video documenting the project! Brennen writes: The support I received from my original...
Tags: Gaming, Video, News, Diy, Video Games, Makers, Nintendo, Seattle, Videogames, Switch, Imgur, Brennen, Brennen Johnston

Mad genius builds robotic arm to control synth with Nintendo Power Glove

You know how in movies where there's a mad genius tech-wizard/hacker (often a precocious teen) who can make the most fantastical creations with seemingly no effort? It's such a great fantasy with little analogue in the real world. Sam Battle, he of Look Mum No Computer strikes me as a character from one of those films, except he is very real. Sam has given us the Furby Organ, the Sega Mega Drive Synth, and the Circuit Bent Bible -- among many other jaw-dropping creations. Now, Sam has made ma...
Tags: Post, News, Diy, Electronics, Hardware Hacking, Genius, Robotics, Sam, Synthesizers, Make, Powerglove, Nintendo Power Glove, Sam Battle, Circuit Bent Bible, Nintendo Power Glove First, Power Glove Welcome

Underground Arms Watch – May Pt.1

Continuing the Underground Arms Watch series, here are a number of black market made and modified firearms which have recently surfaced. First up, here are three corpses of what were once guns which were seized in Zimbabwe earlier in the month. “EASTERN CAPE – Two (02) shotguns and an AK47 Assault Rifle were seized during […] Read More … The post Underground Arms Watch – May Pt.1 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Diy, Guns, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Criminal, Daily News, Other Gear & Gadgets, Homemade Guns, Zip Guns, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Underground Arms Watch, Blank Conversion

DIY Insect Repellant

Spring has arrived but unfortunately so have the insects! If you’d like to enjoy the outdoors with fewer pests, try this DIY insect repellent using natural, plant-based ingredients. No DEET! When I made individual spray bottles for my teens to take to camp one summer, they said girls asked to borrow it to wear as a perfume. It smells that good! DIY Insect Repellant 6 drops Young Living Citronella oil1 drop Young Living Rosemary oil1 drop Young Living Geranium oil1 drop Young Li...
Tags: Diy, Homeschooling, Rosemary, Essential Oils, Bug Spray, Dawn Camp, YLEO, Insect Repellant

What to Do with Old Shoes: 15 Stylish Shoe Upcycles to Try ASAP

Cinderella's slippers have nothing on these shoes.
Tags: Boots, Diy, College, Shoes, Cinderella, Heels, Sneakers, Sandals, Fashion Tips, Bohemian, Preppy, Statement Shoes

From wonky tables to broken printers: how to solve the most irritating household problems

There has never been a better time than lockdown to fix things around the house. The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades and other experts offer tips on how to do it yourselfThe lockdown is a good opportunity to learn to repair some commonly broken items. Not only do many of us have more time on our hands than usual, but shops are closed so we can’t easily replace items, and many expert restorers are shut, too. Prolonged proximity to your belongings, and a keener eye on your finances, may have given you a ...
Tags: Diy, Life and style, Jay Blades

These YouTubers Made an Iron Man Glove With a Real Plasma Cutter, and It Seems Very Dangerous

Honestly, if Iron Man really existed, he’d probably be more dangerous to himself than anyone else. Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, Youtube, Marvel, Iron Man, Marvel Studios, Tony Stark, Iron Man Suit, The Hacksmith, Plasma Gauntlet

8 Outside-The-Box Hobbies to Try at Home

Sharpen your skills this spring with these unique hobbies you can do at home.
Tags: Diy, College, How To, College Life, Fun Activities, Spring 2020

Crayola introduces Colors of the World crayons with 24 gorgeous skin tones in every box.

There’s so much in the news right now, you might have missed that today is International Diversity Day. (Not that every day shouldn’t be International Diversity Day but that’s another story.) Which makes this the perfect day for Crayola to announce their new line of Crayola Colors of the World crayons, which includes a veritable […]
Tags: Crafts, Diy, Shopping, Social Good, Art Supplies, School Supplies, Crafts For Kids, Doing Good, Toys + Playthings

How to build a Viking camp chair

My friend Nik Shulz (aka L-Dopa) creates beautiful designs and illustrations. I hired him when I was an editor at Wired and at Make. In recent years Nik has branched out into furniture making, and his work is just as beautiful as his illustrations. In his newsletter, Nik linked to an article by Joshua Farnsworth on how to make a collapsible Viking camp chair. Image: YouTube
Tags: Video, News, Diy, Makers, Furniture, Nik, Nik Shulz, Joshua Farnsworth

Palm Springs House Bed Makeover

Kids grow up so fast, you guys! Don’t get me started or I’ll just start crying … anyway, our little gal Lola was getting to the point where we were ready to move her out of her crib and into a big girl bed, so I had to sit down and think of what kind of bed we wanted to put her in. We ended up deciding on a twin-size mattress since it wouldn’t take up as much space in her smaller bedroom (but she can still fit in it for a long time to come) and then Todd and I were debating on whether or not to...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Diy, Home Decor, Kiddo, Tennessee, Bedroom, Wood Working, Kids Room, Lola, Palm Springs, Todd, Don, Laura Gummerman, Todd Gummerman, Collin DuPree

Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi

Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi: How do they stack up? We break down both these DIY stalwarts with examples and tips.
Tags: Diy, Raspberry Pi, Trends, Computing, Arduino, Versus, Spec Showdown, Tier 4

Dollhouse doors as electrical outlet covers

Delightfully weird and lovingly crafted. I love this. “I have been putting dollhouse doors as outlet covers around my house,” says IMGURian cristinaf. I have been putting dollhouse doors as outlet covers around my house
Tags: Post, News, Diy, Quarantine Crafting

Felt Planter Beds for Kid’s Room (With Hidden Toy Storage!)

I feel like making DIY things for Lola is truly one of my greatest joys in life as it combines two of my favorite things! When we decided to switch Lola to a big kid’s bed, I knew I wanted to make something that was a little more fun for her than your average bed. I added some Palm Springs-inspired elements to a house bed frame and, if you ask me, cool plants are a must for any good ’60s ranch landscaping! I decided to add two planter boxes that would have felt sansevieria plants “planted” in ...
Tags: Crafts, D.I.Y. Project, Diy, Home Decor, Kiddo, Sewing, Wood Working, Kids Room, Lola, Palm Springs, Laura Gummerman, Collin DuPree Photos

Making DIY Homemade Puppets with Jim Henson in 1969

May 16 marks 30 years since Jim Henson passed away. To remember his delightful legacy, here's a public access video of him and Don Sahlin (who went on to create and voice Rowlf) from 1969, teaching kids how to make puppets out of random household objects like tennis balls and socks. h/t OpenCulture Image: Blake Handley / Flickr (CC 2.0)
Tags: Video, News, Diy, Muppets, Puppets, Jim Henson, Arts And Crafts, Don Sahlin, Sock Puppets, Actual Sock Puppets, Blake Handley Flickr CC

Got a deflated tire but 10 two-liter bottles? Make this DIY air compressor!

The best solutions are sometimes the simplest ones: "I've been topping off a leaky tire for weeks and staring at my garden hose wondering if I could use it instead of my compressor. The answer is YES!!!"
Tags: Work, Video, News, Diy, Engineering

'My Isolation Station,' home-built bar and spirits library with 4,000 bottles

Some people take their libations and isolations very seriously. This photo gallery from IMGURian @burbage is pretty incredible -- after two decades of collecting rare spirits, you need a beautiful place to store and display them, and enjoy them. This is Rugger’s Haven, my home bar and #isolation_station. I’ve been collecting spirits for 20+ years and finally built out a space worthy enough to hold it all about two years ago. Glad I’ve got it now! Even though I’m lucky enough to be able to s...
Tags: Post, News, Diy, Alcohol, Creative, Fun, Craft, Cocktails, Booze, Quarantine Crafting, Quarantine Life, Isolation Station

'How I built my dowel table'

This is an awesome woodworking project gallery -- making a table out of dowel rods. I'm going to show you how I built my dowel table. I call it my dowel table as I used dowels to connect the 2x4's together as well as attaching the table top to the base. I've added links in some of the pictures that will direct you to the exact spot that that picture was taken (or thereabouts), because I think a view is better than a picture and a description. Enjoy the lovingly detailed photo and video gall...
Tags: Video, News, Diy, Woodworking, Craft, Quarantine Crafting, Quarantine Life

A hot dog is neither a sandwich, nor a taco — it is a synthesizer

It's beautiful — beef (@shittyfriend) May 13, 2020 Image: Evan Swigart / Flickr (CC 2.0)
Tags: Post, News, Diy, Diy Projects, Hot Dogs, Synthesizers, Hot Dog, Weird Experiments, Hot Dog Is A Sandwich, Playing With Your Food, Evan Swigart Flickr CC

Upcycling Clothes 101: The 10 Easiest Ways to Upcycle Your Entire Wardrobe

Your wardrobe will feel brand new with all of these upcycling DIYs.
Tags: Diy, College, Clothing, Sewing, Upcycle, Mend, Fashion Tips

This Rube Goldberg Booze Machine is a quarantine DIY project of greatness

Brilliant. “My Corona project, inspired by a post on here. I also want to give a shout-out to lots of free time and alcohol for playing their part.” IMGURian @SoLong18, we salute you. Watch the full video here. [via IMGUR]
Tags: Crafts, Post, News, Diy, Alcohol, Fun, Booze, Quarantine Crafting, Rube Goldberg Booze Machine

How to Mend Your Clothes

Got a split seam in your backpack? A shirt button you need to sew back on? Or, if you’re ambitious, a hole in your jeans you’d like to patch? Let’s talk about the basics of repairing clothes, so that you’ll know what’s in your power to fix and how you’d go about doing it. Read more...
Tags: Diy, Clothing, Repair, Sewing, Lifehacks

Brazilian Youtuber Hit With Hefty Fines for Uploading Piracy Tutorials

DIY’s have emerged as one of the key ways that people are keeping themselves sane under quarantine, with videos dedicated to tie-dyeing to hair-cutting to sourdough-baking racking up millions of hits apiece in recent months. Now, it turns out one of the slightly less wholesome corners of these digital DIY-communities…Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, Youtube, Piracy

These custom photo paint-by-number art kits are the coolest gift of the summer

We’ve played countless rounds of cards and assembled literally thousands of puzzle pieces lately, but our new favorite obsession in my house has been paint-by-number kits. So when I discovered these custom photo paint-by-number art kits on beautiful canvases from Winnie’s Picks, I thought they’d be an amazing gift. or a fun way for us to […]
Tags: Crafts, Diy, Shopping, Winnie, Holiday Gift Ideas, Gifts For Women, Crafts For Kids, Gifts For Men, Father's Day Gifts, Mother's Day Gifts, Personalized Gifts, Gifts For Grandparents, Gifts For Teens + Tweens, Craft Kits

Look at this photo printed on algae in a petri dish

Okay, now THAT is a selfie. This is such a cool photography/biology experiment. Says IMGURian @MxMarx, “I put a petri dish filled with algae under my enlarger and left it on for a week. The algae grew thicker and greener where the image was brighter, so it formed a positive image in the petri dish!” Scroll through the entire gallery to see how this was done. Printing photographs on algae
Tags: Art, Post, Photography, Science, News, Diy, Weird, Fun, Cool, Craft

Automatic swear machine

An ingenious and practical invention shared by IMGURian @GuzziGuy. The post became so popular, that the maker has decided to offer them for order from Etsy. “I realise the price is a bit high, but there's a lot of work and materials in it, it's as sensible as I can make it!” About the making of: This is a project that goes back a while. About 9 years ago, I got interested in nixie tubes and built a few clocks from kits; during which I learned of the FLW - Four Letter Word, a toy created in...
Tags: Post, News, Diy, Etsy, Funny, Weird, Creative, Fun, Arduino, Cursing, Scott, Swears, Useless Machines, Scott Bezek, Four Letter Words, CNC Scott

$3 router rebooter

On his Pluralistic blog, Cory Doctorow writes about a $3 router rebooter. This DIY gadget connects between your home router and its AC outlet. It pings Google periodically and if it doesn't receive a response, it cycles the power on the router to reboot it. From creator Mike Diamond's website What I Made Today: How it works In layman's terms, the process is simple. The ESP [ESP8266 01, an  Internet of Things WiFi module board] periodically pings Google through the modem. If it gets a reply, it d...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Diy, Makers, Routers, Cory Doctorow, Home Networking, Mike Diamond

Look at this 'Ludo' beastie made by a 'Labyrinth' fan

So real, I can smell it! Ludo is a gigantic beast in the wacky movie 'Labyrinth,' and IMGURian @Twyliteskyz made an extremely cool and fuzzy and adorable replica of Ludo, shared in this photo gallery. From the Muppet fandom wiki, a little more about Ludo: Ludo is a gigantic beast in Labyrinth, whom Sarah found being tortured by goblins. After she rescued him, he became one of her traveling companions. Ludo looks monstrous, but has a gentle and playful nature, and is one of the few residents o...
Tags: Post, Science Fiction, Movies, News, Diy, Entertainment, Weird, Cool, Craft, Sarah, Labyrinth, Ludo, Jareth