I wanted to test using drawing charcoal with my drawing machines, and decided to try to make my own instead of buying from eBay. Charcoal is made by burning (cooking?) wood in an oxygen-starved environment. I took a tea-leaf tin (bought in Tokyo many years ago, sad to see it go), and punched a small… Fortsett å lese DIY: Homemade drawing charcoal
Drawing machine #1
This has been on the todolist for a few years, but today I finally got around to building my first drawbot using Arduino. I wanted to make something that was light, minimal and portable, that can be added to any flat surface with a gluegun. I use small steppermotors with bobbins (from eBay) and thread… Fortsett å lese Drawing machine #1
Mini DIY: Passive Aggressive Home Decoration
Just until we get around to redecorating properly :)
DIY: Upcycling a childrens bathrobe into a cuddly bear
I had a small soft, fluffy pink bathrope that my daughter had outgrown, and some stuffing from a cheap ikea pillow that got torn apart during washing. I cut off the seams, and tried to get the most I could out of the material, and and ended up with two cute Japan-inspired teddybears and a… Fortsett å lese DIY: Upcycling a childrens bathrobe into a cuddly bear
DIY: How to make your own iPhone macro lens
Learn how you can take amazing pictures with a homemade macro lens for your iPhone or other smartphone.
DIY: How-to repair a broken iPhone 3G glass front panel for about $24
Want to find out how to repair / replace the glass front panel on your iPhone 3G? This is how I did it.
Tiny Eco Warriors #1-5
This is a good project to do with kids. Just start gathering bits and pieces of junk in a box, or clean out a few drawers, and you soon have enough raw material to create your own little eco warrior tribe! Any material can be used. On the creature above we have a wine cork… Fortsett å lese Tiny Eco Warriors #1-5
DIY bottlemounted moustache
5 minutes with a pair of sissors and permanent marker, and VOILA! You have a new facial ornament!
DIY: Creating a flickrering garden lantern triggered by the wind
Make it and hang it in your garden, and watch it blink away happily when the wind blows. Check out photos and video from the build …