YouTuber Chris Notap brushed his hand against his wood fence and got a splinter in his hand. To remove it he made a smartphone magnifier lens for two dollars and used a pair of tweezers to extract the foreign object. This video provides all the graphic details. The extraction portion of the video not for the faint of heart.
I was introduced to this young woman's amazing projects through Becky Stern's Big List of Women Makers on YouTube. I've been watching all of Xiao Qianfeng's videos (and blogging about them). She's an extraordinary artisan and the videos are beautifully produced and soothing to watch. For this project, she builds an amazingly beautiful vintage suitcase… READ THE REST
Congrats to Cairo maker, Dina Amin. She has been awarded Best of the Year in the "Made for Social: Small Business" category by Vimeo for her stop motion animation piece, "What's Inside." If you don't know Dina's work, she is a product designer who does the coolest stop motion animations featuring products and technology. The… READ THE REST
If you get Amazon Fresh or similar food deliveries, you are likely familiar with the silver-foil insulated freezer bags that frozen foods come in. These quickly multiply in Tribbles-like numbers. I'm always looking for ways to reuse these bags. I regularly use the material to create silvery envelopes for sending out eBay sales and as… READ THE REST
Anybody can use a fidget spinner, or a stress ball, or some other piece of desk silliness to occupy idle hands during the course of their day. But it isn't quite so common for a desk toy to so fully engage inherent scientific curiosity as well. Of course, keeping hands occupied while the brain stays… READ THE REST
It happens in half the movies we watch. Something about one of the characters is revealed when another character stumbles across their deepest, darkest secret. Maybe it's a piece of jewelry or another symbol of the past. Maybe it's a flash drive full of damning files. Or maybe it's medication or elicit chemicals. Almost every… READ THE REST
What did you have for dinner last night? If your answer falls somewhere between leftovers, a sandwich, or a frozen pizza, it might be time to start getting serious about your culinary skills. While nobody is suggesting you start cranking out souffles or baked Alaskas every night, there's a whole world of food options out… READ THE REST