Tag: DIY

Teen Girls Invent Solar-Powered Tent For Homeless With No Engineering Experience, Win Grant From MIT
16 Jun

Teen Girls Invent Solar-Powered Tent For Homeless With No Engineering Experience, Win Grant From MIT

Homepage featured Social Issues Technology diy girls full-page 16th of June 2017

With rates of homelessness rapidly on the rise in Los Angeles, residents are scrambling to find solutions. One group of students at San Fernando High School took it upon themselves to make an impact, and despite having no prior experience with engineering or invention, they managed to construct a solar-powered tent that rolls up into a backpack, and now they've earned a whole lot more than just the world's respect.

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4 Years And 10 000+ Starburst Candy Wrappers Went Into This Dress
17 May

4 Years And 10 000+ Starburst Candy Wrappers Went Into This Dress

DIY Homepage featured Recycling Style art from trash 17th of May 2017

I've been saving Starburst wrappers diligently (with the help of friends and family) for 4 years to create this dress. After enough were saved I organized them into colors, ironed them, folded them into links, and made candy wrapper chains.  With the use of elastic thread, I was able to sew the links together into a "fabric" to create the dress.

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Mom Makes A Studio Ghibli-Inspired Terarrium For Her Daughter’s Birthday And It Will Spirit You Away
20 Mar

Mom Makes A Studio Ghibli-Inspired Terarrium For Her Daughter’s Birthday And It Will Spirit You Away

DIY Homepage featured DIY Kodama terrarium DIY Princess Mononoke terrarium DIY Studio Ghibli terrarium 20th of March 2017

Hayao Miyazaki and his magical movies have inspired a lot of fan art (including Totoro cakes and Studio Ghibli tattoos), but this one is the first of its kind. One mom made a glow-in-the-dark Princess Mononoke terrarium, and the scene looks just as otherworldly as it did in the film. The 14-inch-tall terrarium with LED lighting was built for Kodama, Japanese folklore tree spirits that were also featured in the 1997 Studio Ghibli movie.

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Sick Fish Couldn’t Stay Afloat, So This Guy Built Him A Tiny Wheelchair
15 Mar

Sick Fish Couldn’t Stay Afloat, So This Guy Built Him A Tiny Wheelchair

Animals Homepage featured derek builds fish wheelchair disabled goldfish diy fish wheelchair 15th of March 2017

Taylor Dean, a 19-year-old Youtuber who creates educational animal videos, just shared a picture of a goldfish in a 'wheelchair' - and the Internet is going crazy over it. It was sent to her by a friend named Derek who works in a local aquarium shop. The guy recently had a customer bring in their pet goldfish that was suffering from swim bladder disease, a condition that makes a fish unable to control its buoyancy in the water. As diet adjustments and water treatments were ineffective, Derek decided to go an extra mile to help the little floating fellow by creating a goldfish 'wheelchair'.

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