Category Archives: DIY

12 Show Your Work by Auston Leon | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries 12 Show Your Work by Auston Leon   My reading copy of this book came from the Los Angeles Public Library in eBook format Reading Show Your Work was like listening to my … Continue reading

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08 The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries   08 The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden by Johanna Silver (Author), Marion Brenner (Photographer) If you truly want to know and understand a garden, you need to walk … Continue reading

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07 Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch and Hook Automation Hub | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries 07 Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch and Hook Automation Hubhook-hub I added these RF remote-control switches to our house a few months ago and been very happy with my choice. They install … Continue reading

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04 Garden Cloches | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Since so many people order their gifts online and ahead of time, I’ve decided to start my annual Gift Guide fairly early this year. This should allow you to find your favorite gifts — and perhaps recommend a few of … Continue reading

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Tempura Udon Noodles via Jun’s Kitchen [Video]

Jun’s Kitchen is a great cooking show out of Japan, the food is amazing and his – oh, so well behaved kitties — are a joy to watch. I have been subscribed for a few months and love seeing his … Continue reading

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Naturally colored wool as it comes off the sheep via Instagram

Naturally colored wool as it comes off the sheep Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. This small and unique mill produced fabric for costume for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Narnia and more. They raise … Continue reading

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New Zealand Trip – August 31, 2017 (Day 8) – Tinker School, Dunedin Botanic Garden and Spotting the Royal Albatross (146 Photos)

New Zealand Trip – August 31, 2017 (Day 8) Photos from our recent (August 2017) vacation to New Zealand with stops in Wellington and Dunedin. A visit to Tinker School. a stroll through the Dunedin Botanic Garden and a cruise … Continue reading

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Do It 2017 #11: Eat the frog and other productive advice

Photo by Jack Hamilton on Unsplash Jack Hamilton Eat the frog! It has been said — in variety of forms throughout history, that… “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go … Continue reading

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7 Cheap Photo Hacks Using Common Household Items That Will Improve Your Photography (VIDEO) via Shutterbug

Some more cheap tricks to kick your photography up a notch. My favorites are using a beer cozy to protect an unused lens and using the cheap circular fluorescent to create a large ring light. — Douglas       … Continue reading

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Get Inspired By This Jaw-Dropping Cardboard Armor For Kids via Geek & Sundry

This is an amazing example of cardboard crafting. The final look is absolutely wonderful and would please almost any cosplayer, big or small. — Douglas Superdad and artist Warren King says on his Flickr page that he used mostly Amazon … Continue reading

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On YouTube: Sewing Awl Case | Barb Makes Things #66

A great little leather working project that could be adapted to many uses. Take a look! — Douglas Watch Sewing Awl Case | Barb Makes Things #66 on YouTube Subscribe to Barb Makes Things on YouTube I have a Speedy Stitcher, … Continue reading

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On YouTube: 15 Minute Arduino Project: OLED Ammeter INA219

Watch YouTube: 15 Minute Arduino Project: OLED Ammeter INA219 Another Arduino sandwich – this time the INA219 current sensor module, an Arduino Pro Mini and a 128×32 OLED. Part of my 18650 current monitoring project. Learn more about Arduino with … Continue reading

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On YouTube: Best 3D Printer Under $200 – Tevo Tarantula Full Review

It arrived very well packaged with thick protective foam, even the box was unscratched! The building process was enjoyable and is something I highly recommend to anyone as it is a great way to learn more about electronics! It’s not … Continue reading

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On YouTube: Now, Everyone Can Afford 3D Printing (Monoprice Select Mini Review)

The cheapest price is now around $320 on Amazon, but there might be sales that lower it closer to the $200 mentioned in this video. — Douglas Watch YouTube: Now, Everyone Can Afford 3D Printing (Monoprice Select Mini Review)  I’m … Continue reading

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On YouTube: Arduino Control Flow

Get started with Arduino programming in this quick and clear video on how programs work — Douglas Watch YouTube: Arduino Control Flow I liked this video and think you might find it interesting, too! Learn more about Arduino Programming with … Continue reading

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