DIY

Share What You Make via Instructables

Instructables is a gathering of the DIY community; a place that would have delighted Alice in Wonderland. It is a place for user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects. Fun and educational, this is where you can get help with cooking, building, creating, modifying and more. Based, as it is on cooperation and collaboration, Instructables, to me, [...]

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DIY Electric Bike Kits

While the regular pedal bike is a perfectly fine, there are many reasons why some of us may want motor assisted versions – to improve our commute and so on. You can retro fit a bicycle with gas motors or an electric gas motor kit. I found that Clean Republic’s unique kit can be added [...]

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Snip Burn Solder Shred

That title indicates both creation and destruction and is the perfect one for David Erik Nelson’s book. Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred is the book about “Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids” helping along the DIY and Maker movements. They are cool projects for fun family time, but these are ideas that you as [...]

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Moving the Economy: The Future of the Maker Movement

The idea of the brave new entrepreneur is fascinating – the inventors, designers, builders, tinkerers – these are part of what I like to call the Maker Movement; people who have the power to change the world and more immediately fix the ailing economy. Steve Jobs urged in his iconic speech from 2005 at the [...]

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