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The Pot-y Chair (the name was my dad’s idea…)

So after spending way too long trying to decide which project would work best for me, I chose the camera stand idea. I soon realized, however, that I didn’t have a camera to build a stand for, and I wanted … Continue reading

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I Can Cook… Kinda

My DIY project focused on the always important skill of cooking. I have never been a very proficient chef, in fact I’m pretty sure I can make a grand total of three items in the kitchen. (Burgers, spaghetti, and mac … Continue reading

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Crayon Candle Struggle

I decided to try to make a candle out of crayons. When I chose this as my DIY, I didn’t realize how much of a train wreck this project would be. The problems sprouted, when I did a quick google … Continue reading

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Sew What? A sewing machine, 1.5 yards of fabric and nothing but an intense fear of breaking a needle

We’ve all seen Home Ec classes in the movies, it’s where you learn to make cookies in class, throw eggs when the teacher isn’t looking, and apparently learn the valuable lifelong skill of sewing. Well I never took Home Ec, … Continue reading

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DIY: Boosting Wifi Signal for a Happier Home

For this DIY project I chose to boost the signal of my WiFi router using household ingredients. Before this project, I had never considered messing around with a router, nor had it necessarily occurred to me that the router was … Continue reading

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Engineering for Comm. Majors: A DIY USB Charger from an Altoids Tin

Adhering to the DIY project guidelines, I chose to do something that makes me incredibly uncomfortable: mechanics and electrics. I began with the idea to make a solar powered emergency radio from an Altoids tin, as per the suggestions list, but … Continue reading

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Making an ant farm: the riveting tale of discovering I’m scared of ants

For my project I decided to create a DIY Ant Farm. I have never had an ant farm before and have no idea what ants do with their lives. I looked around on the web for DIY ant farms and … Continue reading

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