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Save the dates for Maker Camp 2013: July 8th-August 16th, 2013! We did it: 30 projects in 30 days. 6 epic field trips What's next? Stay connected with Maker Camp counselors! Click here to add them to your circle!
If you've always wanted to get involved with DIY projects but didn't know where to start or where to get the tools, the folks at Make Magazine have a solution for you. This summer they're launching Maker Camp, a free, all-online, 30-day "summer camp" where each day you'll be challenged with new and interesting DIY projects that will get you started hacking your own things or building new ones from scratch. We've discussed how to get started with DIY when you don't know where to start , and even suggested you head out to your local hackerspace to meet people with the skills and the tools to help your creative ideas get of the ground, but if you're still a little hesitant, Maker Camp is a great way to start. Registration is free—all you have to do to sign up is head over to the Make Google+ Page . Each Monday through Thursday, the "camp counselors" at Make will post a new challenge, host Google+ Hangouts to help you get started, and be on hand to help out and offer their advice.
The concept of craftsmanship fascinates and drives me. There are many definitions of craftsmanship. Some silo the term to physical trades like carpentry, while others pigeonhole it to artistic endeavors. My understanding of craftsmanship is much more fundamental. Craftsmanship is doing what you love and doing it right. No matter what you do — designer, baker, electrician, architect, author — your job is your craft.
We feature a lot of do-it-yourself projects here at Lifehacker, but oftentimes they seem undoable because they require a skill you don't have. Thankfully, there are quite a few DIY skills out there that are much easier to learn than you think. Here are our 10 favorites. 10. Coding Instead of waiting around for someone to build the exact program you need, knowing how to code means you can make it yourself—so no matter what your computer needs, you can make it happen.
Things break down, whether due to accidents, negligence, or just plain wear and tear. Instead of shelling out for an expensive repair or replacement, though, you can often fix the problem yourself for much less. Here are 10 repairs you should never pay for. Image from Refat/ Shutterstock
Good for you! You're going to be productive today, but still have fun in the process. We've got a ton of projects for you to try, from gadgets to games to home improvement to food. Check them all out, pick one, and make your day off awesome.
A few days ago, I spent more than two hours dismantling and reassembling the guts of a toilet tank. There were some issues with flushing, and I wanted to see if I could diagnose it myself (I did, actually; there was a small broken part that was simple to replace). A plumber could have done it in ten minutes and probably would have charged me $25 or $50 for the service (in our area, anyway; it would likely be more in other areas).
Don't go grabbing that crowbar and sledgehammer just yet. You must learn the DIY basics before you redo everything but (maybe including) the kitchen sink. But how to embark upon building your DIY knowledgebase?
– June 21, 2011 Posted in: News , Workshops In 2010 after a short period of tinkering with DIYbio we created the Secret Cooks Club, a joint initiative of food and tech savvy members of Hackerspace SG and Food studies scholars from the National University of Singapore and Keio University in Tokyo. We work on various projects involving food & design in Asia: hacking rice cookers into cheap sous vide equipment for paleodieters, organizing underground restaurant, personalized dinners for people with a 23andme DNA profiles or simply doing food ethnography around Indonesian wet markets to understand and support indigenous food design. Inspired by extreme food practices our speculative design prototypes look beyond the future eating to reflect more generally on the role of design in complex systems – from farm to fork to phenotype.
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