exploratorium:

Bacterial Garden
This elegant landscape reflects the diversity of its occupants. A self-contained system invented by Sergei Winogradsky (1856-1953), this panel is filled with pond mud and organic ingredients that were allowed to grow under a heat source. The result is a colorful mass of living bacteria. Make your own bacterial garden.
Photo by Amy Snyder © Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu/downloads/wallpaper

exploratorium:

Bacterial Garden

This elegant landscape reflects the diversity of its occupants. A self-contained system invented by Sergei Winogradsky (1856-1953), this panel is filled with pond mud and organic ingredients that were allowed to grow under a heat source. The result is a colorful mass of living bacteria. Make your own bacterial garden.

Photo by Amy Snyder
© Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu/downloads/wallpaper



kickstarter:

A spectrometer is an ubiquitous scientific tool used to identify unknown materials (like oil soil residue or coal tar in urban waterways, for example) — which is awesome, but they also tend to cost thousands of dollars be very difficult to use. That is, until Public Lab came along and designed this super nifty, super cheap open hardware version they call the DIY Spectrometry Kit. They’ve also created an open source software system to collect, analyze, and compare user-contributed data, and created an experimental version which converts your phone into a spectrometer on-the-fly. Woah. In the spirit of spectrometry and citizen science, we’re  making them our Project of the Day.

kickstarter:

A spectrometer is an ubiquitous scientific tool used to identify unknown materials (like oil soil residue or coal tar in urban waterways, for example) — which is awesome, but they also tend to cost thousands of dollars be very difficult to use. That is, until Public Lab came along and designed this super nifty, super cheap open hardware version they call the DIY Spectrometry Kit. They’ve also created an open source software system to collect, analyze, and compare user-contributed data, and created an experimental version which converts your phone into a spectrometer on-the-fly. Woah. In the spirit of spectrometry and citizen science, we’re making them our Project of the Day.



food-bobcat9:

MINI MASON JAR PIES

food-bobcat9:

MINI MASON JAR PIES

(via yakuntiklaylie)


karenh:

playful DIY cat portraits by photographer, Theresa Knudson
(first discovered via Laughing Squid via Photojojo)

karenh:

playful DIY cat portraits by photographer, Theresa Knudson

(first discovered via Laughing Squid via Photojojo)

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whynotjustdiy:

vanilla ice to use in iced coffee or any other summer drink :D
nomssss!
click the image for the recipe!

whynotjustdiy:

vanilla ice to use in iced coffee or any other summer drink :D

nomssss!

click the image for the recipe!

(via yakuntiklaylie)


photojojo:

DIY: Surprise Friends with Polaroid Pop-Up Cards

Our buddies at Brit & Co showed us how to make these pop-up Polaroid cards that actually delivers a tiny photo of you and your buddies!

Send them as hellos in the mail or use them as name cards for your next dinner party.


bookspaperscissors:

Planters for your bike, planters for your lapel, planters for your bag
From wearableplanter

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craftingitup:

Homemade pickles! Also a food DIY. I think this is really neat and since I love pickles, I want to try this!!

From A Beautiful Mess, here’s the tutorial.

craftingitup:

Homemade pickles! Also a food DIY. I think this is really neat and since I love pickles, I want to try this!!

From A Beautiful Mess, here’s the tutorial.

(via yakuntiklaylie)


alantronics:

Making a Simple Tardis Bookcase ================

~ $60 + 15 hours (lots of it in between waiting for paint/ wood glue to dry)

bill of material:

1. structural (use screws)
     2 pcs - 11.25” x 0.75” x 18” (sold as 11.5” by 1”, cut to 18” at HomeDepot)
     4 pcs - 11.25” x 0.75” x 36” (sold as 11.5” by 1”, cut to 36”)
     24+ pcs screws -  I used #6 x 1.25” (anything #6 - #10 and 1+” long works)
     1 pcs - 19” x 36” (backboard; can be cut from big 4’ by 8’ of of thin plywood) 

2.  top decoration (use wood glue)
     2 pcs - 3.5” x 0.75” x 12” (sold as 3.75” by 1”, cut to 12”)
     1 pcs - 3.5” x 0.75” x 19.5” (sold as 3.75” by 1”, cut to 19.5”)
     1 pcs - 11.25” x 0.75” x 17.5” (sold as 11.5” by 1”, cut to 17.5”)

3. fine decoration  (use wood glue)
     6 pcs - 31.75” x 2” (cut from big plywood sheet)
     12 pcs - 2.625” x 2” (same plywood. * I used 11/32” thickness, but any works)
     4 pcs - 2.625” x 1” ( just break two of above into 4 pieces)

4. For the top tardis alarm light, I used a PVC pipe connected to a pipe cap

5. your choice of blue spray paint (white for window too) + wood glue

You can buy all these from HomeDepot, and get most of them cut for free there as well. If not, any saw would do the trick, just a bit more work on your part. Pictures are worth a thousand words, so I made some CAD drawing for anyone who wants to try this as a weekend project. Good Luck and Cheers!

So this shelf can hold, like, thousands of books, right?

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Shakespeare, Guerilla-Style: performing at the Grand Center Art Walk on May 11th

deafmuslimpunx:

My partner and I will perform a scene from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, guerilla-style at the Grand Center Art Walk festival on May 11th. We don’t know our time slot yet. I will portray Queen Titania, and the piece will be performed in American Sign Language, with voice provided.

Hope to see you there!