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How to Make a Cardboard Raptor

How to Make a Cardboard Raptor / Boing Boing Infowars host Alex Jones is one of Donald Trump’s more obviously insane supporters. And even for Jones, this latest stunt is pretty insane. READ THE REST In this video from The Royal Institution, University of Oxford Accelerator Physicist Dr. Suzie Sheehy explains about how you go about designing a particle accelerator. READ THE REST New York-based …

How to make origami dragonclaw gauntlets

Jeremy Shafer shows how to make flexible finger rings that look like reptilian claws by allowing joint movement. He also shows a handy way to maximize the number of squares you can make out of standard printer paper. Each ring is folded from a 3-inch square and about 3 rings and one claw tip can fit on each finger, so in all it takes …

Hand-Crafted Poké Ball May Be Peak Pokémon, But Is Still Totally Awesome

The artisan behind this Pokémon “Poké Ball” (aka Monster Ball) masterpiece is Jasper Hams. You can purchase one for about $133 on Etsy, which seems pretty reasonable given how fancy and perfect it is! report this ad Jim Jones writes, “I have been playing The Warren, Marshall Miller’s role playing game about being rabbits, with my three kids for a …

Handmade, Amazon’s Etsy rival, expands into Europe

Amazon continues to try to turn the screws on its competition through its scale, and now it’s the turn of Handmade, the e-commerce giant’s marketplace for arts and crafts that competes most closely with Etsy.  Today, Amazon announced that Handmade would expand to Europe, starting first in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK, where some 30,000 “genuinely handmade items crafted and sold directly from European artisans” …

Print Workshop – Print up all kinds of fun stuff with this step-by-step handbook for the DIY artist

See sample pages from this book at Wink. Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects by Christine Schmidt Potter Craft 2010, 176 pages, 7.5 x 9 x 0.7 inches (softcover) $16 Buy a copy on Amazon A year after moving, I am still finding miscellaneous books tucked into previously unpacked boxes. Luckily, that means I get to …