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Fabric/Leather. Book Making. I Want to Make Something on My Day Off. Suitcase Picnic Table. First, you need a vintage hard side suitcase.

Suitcase Picnic Table

The best suitcases are constructed of wood - beware of stiff cardboard cases, as they will prove harder to use as a table, and generally indicate cheaper construction. I found mine after looking for a few months at a few local thrift shops. There were other suitcases in the stores during that period, but I was picky so it took me a little longer to find the right one. My case appears larger than Careyy's and it is much more suited to car picnics (i.e., drive to a pretty spot and lug the case over to it) rather than strolling with it across the city to your favorite park.

I personally envisioned this case as the perfect accompaniment to a Shakespeare in the Park performance with a few friends. To prep your suitcase, assess it's current damage. Next, my suitcase had some rubber trim to protect the corners. Finally, I had to repair a few splits in the wood sides. DIY Mini Photo Studio. Our household is spawning blogs like bunnies.

DIY Mini Photo Studio

Glovebox Essential/Everything Pouch : Fill your Stuffs. DIY Sweat-sacoche diy-laptop-sweat – the Trendy Girl. Altered thrift store art: Some personal faves. Unknown, via Reddit.

Altered thrift store art: Some personal faves

Banksy, via Flickr user goldenticket. The Brain Machine. Best known for inventing TV-B-Gone, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places, Mitch Altman is interested in any technology that gives people more choices for improving their lives.

The Brain Machine

You don’t have to be a Buddhist monk to meditate, or a Sleeping Beauty to sleep well. Achieve these altered states of consciousness, and others, with this simple microcontroller device.What would happen if you could play a recording of brain waves into someone’s brain? That question popped into my mind one day while I was meditating, and it turns out that there are devices that can do this.

Sound and Light Machines (SLMs) produce sound and light pulses at brain wave frequencies, which help people sleep, wake up, meditate, or experience whatever state of consciousness the machine is programmed for. Amazing Pendulum Effect! - How To Make a Secret Hollow Book:

The first step into making the hollow book is to select a book.

How To Make a Secret Hollow Book:

Make sure this is a book your own, and not one belonging to the library, or your family. I suggest rummaging through books at yard/garage sales. DIY Star Lantern. Also: ...and 69 more.

DIY Star Lantern

Create a Spy Kit This Weekend. Build Your Own Grid-It Tech Organizer in a Vintage Book. No!

Build Your Own Grid-It Tech Organizer in a Vintage Book

NOOO! As cool as this may look, I just cannot do this! Origami. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. Wheelchairs From Old Bike Parts. By Gregory Hayes Photo by Bob Geile In developing countries — where roads look like off-road, sidewalks are as rare as wheelchairs, and nothing’s as rare as cash — a mobility issue can create a major drain on a family’s already sparse resources.

Wheelchairs From Old Bike Parts

That’s why Randy Geile designs inexpensive wheelchairs using readily available parts. The price of a stock off-road wheelchair starts at a couple grand and skyrockets quickly. Geile’s contraptions, mainly made of scrap wood and used bicycle parts, might cost $25 (and a little sweat). Early designs had some simple metalwork, but working in Rwanda steered Geile toward wood. Adding a '3D print' button to animation software. Public release date: 31-Jul-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Caroline Perrycperry@seas.harvard.edu 617-496-1351Harvard University Cambridge, Mass. - July 31, 2012 - Watch out, Barbie: omnivorous beasts are assembling in a 3D printer near you.

Adding a '3D print' button to animation software

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Secret Doors, Drawers & Compartments. To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook.

Secret Doors, Drawers & Compartments

Download » Bruce Wayne hid the entrance to the Batcave behind a bookcase, operated by a button hidden in a bust of Shakespeare. Ever wanted to make your own? Here at instructables.com, we got you covered with secret doors, drawers & compartments! This guide features 16 projects built by our users made to keep your stuff safe and hidden from view. Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet.

How to Create a Secret Bookcase Box. EZ Toy Gun Modification - Silly Fluff to Bad & Tuff! Hack Your Brain! Grappling Hook Launcher. Picture Frame on Your Wrist! Antique Light Bulb Organ - MIDI/OSC Controlled. Create your own antique light bulb organ to add nostalgic ambiance to any midi instrument! 12 light bulbs correspond to the 12 notes in an octave (minus the octave note). The rectangular box unfolds to position the light bulbs vertically for display, while at the same time providing a platform for the keyboard in use. Playing a note on the keyboard directly via midi, or through the usb port illuminates the light bulb for a particular key. Releasing the note, releases the key.

Pedal presses are also recognized and keep the bulb maintained. Electric Violin. Portable Mini-Lyre. MAKEDO - Home. 100 Things You Can Make Yourself. Add a Secret Compartment to any Book. Maker Faire Madness. DIY Gear: Create Your Own Awesome. Believe it or not, Do-It-Yourself isn’t just the realm of Bob Vila and that dude Ty on all those Discovery shows. You can, in fact, do it yourself. With a helpful bit of inspiration and an almost complete lack of instruction (exactly how we like it), you can combine found items and a bit of know-how into some seriously awesome stuff for your home – without the obscene price tag that high designers and big box stores would charge you for similar items.

Like any good vacation, the planning of any project starts with the destination. So here you go, here are your destinations. Just add testosterone and power tools wherever possible. Top 10 DIY Tech Gifts. @keyboard-vomit: Yeah, but wouldn't it be awesome if some of our not so tech friends actually attempted (and accomplished) one or more of these feats? I mean, when "it's the thought that counts," shouldn't it be a thought about something we'd actually appreciate. Then again, maybe socks are your thing. ;) @HunterShoptaw: That they are, I'm wanting some socks with an integrated HDD, and some USB connectivity. @HunterShoptaw: The thought does count, but it sure would be nice if they enjoyed the gift too.

Last year, I circumnavigated the 2nd biggest mall in the country (King of Prussia) with a buddy of mine, and we both came up with squat for our wives. So for this year, I created wishgenies dot com for people who WANT to give good gifts, but don't know what they'll want. Build Your Own Grid-It Tech Organizer in a Vintage Book. The Monthly Challenge: Audio Hacks. Follow me to hear about all of the Monthly Challenges. This Month's Challenge:Share a hack that somehow involves sound. I know that a week is a short time to do a great project and I wanted to start giving people more time to get their projects together, so I have decided to turn the weekly challenge into a monthly challenge.

What this means for you is that you will now have more time, more chances to win, and better prizes. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's awesome entries. The winners are now in. Restore a Discarded Bicycle. Weekly Make It Challenge: Box. Follow me to hear about all of the Weekly Make It Challenges. This Week's Challenge: Box! Boxes abound, especially after holiday festivities! Weekly Make It Challenge: Chemical Reactions. My Cigar Box Guitar (with cigar box amp) Hack a Cheap Telescope into a Pricier Model and Improve Your Stargazing Experience. Mini Shoji Screen Place Cards. Start with a double sheet of rice paper. Spread thin layer of glue or Modge Podge on first sheet and lay second sheet on top. Allow to dry before you begin painting. Okay, before we start, I cannot stress enough that I cannot draw, paint or even color to save my life.

How To Make A Wallet Out of Playing Cards: Sub Irrigated Planter. Laptop Sleeve made out of some used military fabrics. You Have Just Been Poisoned. Step #1: Clean bottom of glass PrevNext Moisten a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe the bottom of the glass squeaky clean. Step #7: Verify that the etch is complete. 22 Ways to Make Old CDs Awesome Again « Interbent. Overhead Camera Tripod. Make an Ambient Lamp Out of a Milk Jug. Makedo Desk Tray. Make a Free, Customized Desk-top Organizer during your lunch break!! All you have to do in this step is to take a few seconds to categorize all the stuff on your desk, writing utensils, rulers, stapler equipment, stamps (if you have), thumb tacks, paper clips, binder clips, glue stick, etc. once you've categorized all your things, you need to figure out how many boxes, trays and/or cups you'll need. this is what i figured i'd need:

Leather Journal. Make a DIY Snowmaker. Father's Day Crafts Countdown: Comic Wallet. DIY Chess Set for about $16. Fancy Shmancy In-box. Book.jpg (JPEG Image, 896x3147 pixels)