I'm so glad the amazing Tim Hunkin has a new video series about components! In the first episode, he takes a deep dive into chains — their history, how they work, how they've been refined over the years, and how they are used in machines.
Over at Instructables, attosa has posted instructions for making a lot of cool things, such as a gravity-defying ramen cake, a zombie Snow White cosplay costume, and homemade cleaning putty. She recently made a Popcorn Kernel Jar Diversion Safe. It looks like a plastic jar filled with popcorn kernels, but actually has a hollowed-out space… READ THE REST
Justin Fogarty generously gave step-by-step instructions for making a giant popsicle prop. I love the way the hot foam cutter carves through the insulation foam in the video. READ THE REST
The Adventure Playground in Berkeley, California was built by children in 1979. Take one look at the photos of the playground in all its haphazard glory, and you'll see why it's a helicopter parent's nightmare. It's a place for non-helicopter parents to let their kids run free and explore many painted wooden shacks and handmade… READ THE REST
It's summertime, and you know what that means? Unbearable heat waves are coming, and for some, they're already here! The only way for many people to sleep comfortably during the warmer months is by getting an air conditioner for their bedroom, but what about during the day when you need to cook in the kitchen or when you… READ THE REST
It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to build a web page for a company, freelance business, or product. The same goes when creating the mobile app version. You don't dislike the job; it's what you wanted a career as a developer in the first place, but if there's a way to make the conversion… READ THE REST
As the weather warms up, things tend to get more pungent, shall we say. One wrong move and the fridge gets left wide open, and you're stuck with a house that smells like trash and broken dreams. Even if something so drastic doesn't happen, smells pile up quickly, and it's challenging to part ways with them.… READ THE REST