Homeless to hacker: How the Maker Movement Changed one Man’s Life

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Sprinter RV DIY Conversion

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DIY copper and concrete lamp

How To: Make a Concrete and Copper Bedside Lamp
curbly.com

I’ve been on a bit of a lighting kick lately and I think I might just have to try this bedside lamp project. Especially since it involves two of my favorite materials: concrete and… Continue reading on Curbly.com

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Mason jar lunches: safe, healthy and mobile

Pack Multi-Layered Meals in Mason Jars for a Grab-and-Go Lunch You Can Make in Advance
Alan Henry, lifehacker.com

Finding time to pack a lunch ahead so you can eat well and save a bit of cash can be tricky. Thankfully the solution to making a healthy, tasty lunch that you can grab in the morning on the way to work or school may be in your pantry already: The…

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Tensile canopy tent

Tentsile’s New Stingray Hanging Tent Lets You Sleep Comfortably Suspended in the Trees!
Morgana Matus, inhabitat.com

Forget about soggy sleeping bags and competing with rocks and debris on the cold, hard ground on your next camping trip – Inhabitat favorite Tentsile just launched a brand new suspended tent called the Stingray that lets you rest high up in the…

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A DIY Kit To Determine If Your Water Is Contaminated

A DIY Kit To Determine If Your Water Is Contaminated
BY EMILY BADGER, fastcoexist.com

To get definitive evidence if oil from the BP spill has seeped into water sources, citizen scientists need a device called a spectrometer. Sounds fancy and expensive. But a new project will send you one made with nothing but a few parts for just…

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DIY history digitizes ethnomedical recipe books

DIY History crowdsources the transcription of 17th century cookbooks
By Carren Jao, wired.co.uk

Culture

“We are what we eat,” the old say­ing goes. If so, there’s no bet­ter way to digest cul­ture than to comb through painstak­ing­ly hand­writ­ten cook­books. Now, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa Libraries has made the task expo­nen­tial­ly eas­i…

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DIY history identifies forgotten bio prospecting knowledge

How to make calves’ head soup, and other culinary treats from the past
By Carren Jao, wired.co.uk

Culture

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa Libraries has made the task expo­nen­tial­ly eas­i­er with the launch of DIY His­to­ry, a crowd­sourc­ing ini­tia­tive that allows vol­un­teers to tran­scribe the Sza­th­mary Culi­nary Archives, cen­turies’ wort…

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