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DIY Dorm: Smartphone Projector

DIY Dorm: Smartphone Projector
Nowadays, we can do almost anything on a smart phone: send emails, play games, and even watch movies. Sometimes, however, squinting at the small screen can leave our eyes feeling tired. Rather than watch a movie or show on the tiny screen, why not magnify it via your very own projector? Check out this fun and simple addition to our DIY Dorm series: What You’ll Need: Shoe boxDuct tapeX-acto knife (works better than scissors)Magnifying glass (try a larger lens – aim for 3-4 inch diameter)RulerPencilPhone stand (or something to act as a stand for your phone) What You’ll Do: Duct tape any openings. 1.Cover all holes and gaps in the box using the duct tape. Mark around the lens. 2.Go to the front and center of the box (on the shorter side). 3.Using your X-Acto knife, slowly cut out the hole you just marked. Push the lens into the opening. 4.From the inside of the box, push the lens into the opening. 5.Line up your smartphone or iPod with the magnifying glass and mark this space. Phone Stands Related:  PaperDay-to-day Solutions

Papírguriga-ring Egészen sokáig bírtam az elvonást, és jó ideig nem írtam vécépapír-gurigás ötletet... de ennek ezennel vége. :-) Valamelyik este azon kaptam magam, hogy felsorakoztatom magam elé az éppen aktuális gurigakészletet, és az államat a tenyerembe támasztva nézegetem őket tűnődve, hogy mi is lehetne belőlük... de mivel ez egy olyan hálás alapanyag, ami nem igényel sok tűnődést, a múzsa puszija ezúttal is gyorsan érkezett, és arra jutottam, ajtókoszorút készítek az én szeretett gurigáimból. Most biztosan felsóhajtotok: már megint egy koszorú....? Hát igeen, de higgyétek el, ez más, mint a többi :-) Szóval, lefestettem a vécépapír-gurigákat akrilfestékkel zöldre - kétféle zöldre, de akkor sem lett volna semmi, ha csak egyféle színt használok. Minden gurigát laposra tenyereltem, és egyenként négy csíkra vágtam. Addig vágtam és ragasztgattam, amíg sok-sok ötszirmú virágom nem lett: akkor fogtam ezeket, és a belsejüket is kifestettem zöldre. Két részre osztottam a virágmennyiséget.

Herbalogue - Herbalist Natural Healing Remedies How to never have a car payment again Home | The Financial Page How To Never Have A Car Payment Again by Keith Rawlinson Volunteer Budget Counselor You're always going to have a car payment, right? Not always I've heard it hundreds of times: "you're always going to have a car payment, so you might as well drive something nice." Is it really possible for the average person to pay cash for decent cars? How not to buy a car Leasing Before we get into how to buy a car, let's talk about how not to buy a car. And about that excessive mileage: I know of a family who leased a car and ran the mileage up very quickly. The reason leasing looks good to so many people is because they are thinking short term. If we lease: We have a lease payment of say $350 per month. If we buy: We can reasonably assume a payment of somewhere around $400 per month. In this example, in nine years we have paid $9,800 more to lease a car than to buy one. In the above example, I tried to use realistic numbers. Put it this way. It's up to you

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Line Design w/Shading - 4th Grade It's that time of year again! The Line Design project I do with 4th grade every year is turning out wonderful! I have some great artists in the 4th grade, and even some of the ones that struggle are doing well with this project. I have included the link back to the steps so you can try it yourself! Effective altruism Principles[edit] Cost-effectiveness[edit] Applied to charitable interventions, cost-effectiveness refers to the amount of good achieved per dollar spent. For example, the cost-effectiveness of health interventions can be measured in quality-adjusted life years. Effective giving is an important component of effective altruism because some charities are far more effective than others.[4] Some charities simply fail to achieve their goals.[5] Of those that do succeed, some achieve far greater results with less money.[6][7] Researchers at GiveWell have calculated that some charities are hundreds or thousands of times more effective than others.[6] Though cost-effectiveness is a newer concept in charity, it is commonly used by economists. Cause prioritization[edit] Many effective altruists place a high degree of importance on working out what the most important cause to support is.[8] This is one way that effective altruism is distinguishable from other traditional altruism or charity.

A Miracle Inside the Aurora Shooting: One Victim’s Story « celtic straits Shooting Victim Petra Anderson (Updates follow article) At Columbine, I have seen this before. But not up close. With awesome people from our caring and pastoral team, I spent all day Friday in the ICU with Petra and her family. It is pressed into my memory now. Other families come and go into the ICU waiting room. If you have lived any of your days in a hospital waiting room, you know how long the enduring process is. Petra Anderson and her world class violin. After the waiting drags for over five hours, tired doctors and nurses spill back into the room, one or two at a time. Tears and thank you’s abound. Petra is moved back to ICU. It seems as if the bullet traveled through Petra’s brain without hitting any significant brain areas. But what is significant is that in Petra’s case, the shotgun buck shot, maybe even the size used for deer hunting, enters her brain from the exact point of this channel. As he shares, the doctor seems taken aback. While we’re talking, Petra awakes. “Please.”

Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition ^_^ By Kate on August 8, 2012 I noticed that the woven gift-topper I made last year was doing the rounds again on Pinterest so I thought I would make an updated pastel version (pastels seem to be the new neon at the moment). I bought some quilling strips (0.5cm) to use this time which reduces the labour by about half (I’ve also been working on some more intricate woven ‘things’ for another project…more to come soon). Anyway check out the previous post if you want full instructions. Above: Mischevious hands – the unseen backdrop in all my photo’s ^_^ While I took photos today my boys were making their own presents by wrapping boxes in newspaper. Finally, the font used on these images is called soymilk and it’s free to download …yay!

How To Make a Secret Hollow Book: The first step into making the hollow book is to select a 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. Make sure it is a hardback; otherwise you will cut all the way through the other side when you are cutting out the insides.You'll also need: Elmer's white gluea container to hold glue solution (I've chosen a film canister)X-acto knife, and/or box cutter. Mix a solution of white glue and water. Holding the remaining pages together, brush the edges with the glue solution - enough to soak in pretty well, but not too drippy. Allow this to dry, but use a spacer so the first couple pages, and the front cover don't get stuck. When dry, open the book to the first glued page. Draw out a half-inch boarder around the edge on all four sides. Using a strait edge and knife, cut out along the inside of the line. Continue cutting down through the layers. Remember that first page we saved?