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Seven days of making, day 2 - a Friend to knit with. Grow Crystals That Glow with Magnetic Induction. It’s relatively cheap, quick, and easy to make LEDs glow wirelessly.

Grow Crystals That Glow with Magnetic Induction

The problem is usually making the machine look nice and durable for usable applications. This project utilizes a basic wireless electricity circuit and DIY crystal-growing techniques to come up with ambient lighting that can be used for both indoor and outdoor environments. Originally developed for an interactive art installation, these crystals are made to light up when placed near transmitters buried under soil, sand or gravel. The finished project looks like a bunch of crystals that glow when placed on top of soil. What’s really happening is that LEDs inside the crystals light up wirelessly via magnetic induction coupling with transmitters beneath the soil. Making the transmitter coil The transmitter coil is basically a bifilar coil made from two wires joined at one end.

Take 2 strands of 4 meter-long wire and wind them in the same direction. Building the oscillator circuit and connecting it to the transmitter coil. Big Scrabble board Tutorial. Miss Chicago teen had a pre-graduation bonfire party this past weekend and she always likes to have something unexpected at her parties.

Big Scrabble board Tutorial

This time it was a huge DIY Scrabble board. This was a project she started last year and it has sat, half completed, in the garage gathering cobwebs …until last week when, with a flurry of activity, it got finished. It takes a bit of patience but is easy to make. You will need Piece of scrap ply wood about 3’x3′ – we actually used an old bit of paneling100 Small tiles – we had a stash of 2″ sq tiles in the basement left by the previous home ownerPrimer paintSelection of colorful acrylic paintsSharpie paint pensRulerPencilPaint brush Making the Board Start by priming your wood…this is not strictly necessary but will mean the colored paint goes on much easier For the Scrabble board you will need to create a grid of squares -15 by 15. Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google. Mend It May… How to Run a Repair Event – My Make Do and Mend Life. I wrote earlier on in the week about the wondrous things that are Community Repair Events.

Mend It May… How to Run a Repair Event – My Make Do and Mend Life

There are now over 1,000 Repair Cafes all over the world, as well as Restart Parties, and other independently organised repair events, and more and more are popping up all the time. BUT what happens if you don’t have one near you? Well….you could always set one up!

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Search Results. Clay makey makey controller. Jewelry (from found objects) Paper Crafts. Arduino. Coloring. Paper Circuits. Peel and Paint a CD to Put New Spin on Sun Catchers. Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers. Years ago, Becky Stern did a post about the wonders of “super paramagnetic silicone putty.”

Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers

It was a commercial product and I assumed it was beyond the ability of the average nerd to make at home. Wrong. It couldn’t be easier. How to build a People Counter with Raspberry Pi and Ubidots. August 21, 2015 AT 3:00 am People counter project from UbiMaker on Instructables.

How to build a People Counter with Raspberry Pi and Ubidots

In this simple project we’ll use a motion sensor to detect if an object is passing in front of our Raspberry Pi. Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers. When I saw one of these “thumb ring book holders” (aka a “book ring”) in my online travels, I knew this was something I wanted to make and try out.

Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers

I have arthritis in my hands and arms so holding books and tablets in bed is always a struggle. For a while, I had one of those clips that goes across the tops of the pages and includes a book light. That worked, but I read fairly fast, so moving it from page to page was a bother. The Marshmallow Challenge. Marble_machines.pdf. DENSI 2015 Day 4. MickeyMousePencilCasewithDuctTape.pdf. Puzzle Pieces Crafts. DENovatorDIYPaperPlateBasket.mp4. Google Docs - create and edit documents online, for free.

DIY Makey Makey Floor Piano. Free sewing patterns and projects from Simplicity.com. Wire Maze! V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet. I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen.

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet

(my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning... *sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* Learn.adafruit. 20 Super Cool Summer STEM Activities. School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to!

20 Super Cool Summer STEM Activities

In fact, it is vital that it doesn’t. When students let their brains take a break over the summer, they can lose the equivalent of two months of their grade-level math and reading skills. Liberty Braided Friendship Bracelets. We’ve made friendship bracelets with cotton thread, merino wool, nylon cording, and cashmere, but never with Liberty of London!

Liberty Braided Friendship Bracelets

This season we’re adding Purl Soho’s Liberty Bias Tape to the mix for a wild new version of our ultra easy Braided Friendship Bracelets. There is something so joyful about the detail and color of the Liberty entwined with the simple nylon cording. These Liberty Braided Friendship Bracelets are truly a blast to make. I can’t wait to give them to all my pals! –Molly. DIY TV Remote Controlled Paper Planes.

June 1, 2015 AT 5:00 am Make a remote controlled paper plane using your TV remote. via instructables I love everything that flies.

DIY TV Remote Controlled Paper Planes

Reading Directions. Homemade Nail Polish, Homemade Cosme… Origami heart 8. Tiny 3D Printed LED Watch #WearableWednesday. April 15, 2015 AT 1:00 am I discovered this slick watch on Twitter and tracked down its maker, Alessandro Matera, to learn more. Alessandro was actually inspired by the Solder Time II watch. He was looking for something different and could only find segment LED styles. Technology D.I.Y. with Mom and Kids. Keyboard Keys on Pinterest. Photobricks - Home. Pumping Station: One. Tech-IT - Binary Beads. Summary:Project: In this project you will use colored beads representing 1's & 0's to create a key ring holder with your initials written in binary. Background: All computers operate on a binary number system. That is a number system that is represented by 0 and 1.

Notebook Projects

Yarn Crafts. LED Cuff Bracelet. Book Lover’s Necklace. Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions. Book Art- How to Fold a Book into a Word. How to make File Folder Books. I was collaborating with my friend Kim last year about some projects we could present at our "Writing and the Visual Arts" workshop at ECEC. We needed some good non fiction ideas and this file folder book fit the bill. I first came across file folder journals in an article in Jan/Feb 2011 Cloth, Paper, Scissors by Heidi Skovski and Karin Winter.

It perked my interest and I could envision great applications in the classroom. This is the Owl example we presented at ECEC. This is the Polar Bear version Grade 3 is currently working on. Instead of writing a report the kids have made these books and inside we have tags, pockets, index cards, bookmarks, etc, etc. on which they have put facts, vocabulary, statistics, poems, and paragraphs. It is a great way to get the students excited about compiling a research file. Now I pre-folded the books for the Grade 3's ahead of time.