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DIY Vanilla Extract, $50 Laser Cutter, Bullet Time...

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Jan. 3, 2008

Happy new year!

We're kicking off our new year with the Lion Brand Yarn Slideshow Challenge. Enter photos of your yarn-based creations to win Lion Brand yarn, patches, and stickers!

Don't forget to enter the Homemade Holidays Contest! There's a little over a week left to win great prizes from CRAFT magazine!

The Laser Cutter Contest has just closed. Stay tuned to find out who the finalists are.

Check out these cool instructables!

Make DIY Vanilla Extract
Quality vanilla is a tasty and essential cooking ingredient. By making our own extraction we get the highest quality product from the best beans.
posted by ian on Jan 1, 2008
Hack mac laptop to be a mac tablet in 15 minutes
Combine an old mac laptop and a Wacom tablet to get your own mac tablet. It may not be pretty, but it works and is easy to put together.
posted by c4l3b on Jan 2, 2008
Laser cutter for under 50 dollars
With a couple of broken scanners and $30 of materials you can be cutting stencils with your own laser cutter.
posted by lamedust on Jan 1, 2008
How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time)
A tutorial on how to build your own cheap, portable and hood-style bullet time camera rig on the cheap and the fly.
posted by fi5e on Dec 31, 2007
Dollar Store Parabolic Mic
This is a ridiculously easy way to build a very functional parabolic microphone using mostly items purchased from a dollar store.
posted by jurtle on Jan 2, 2008
Solid Wood Digital Clock
How to build a wooden digital clock powered by an atmega168 (arduino) with a built-in alarm and games.
posted by J_Hodgie on Dec 28, 2007
Build your own t-shirt printing press
Have a great idea for a t-shirt? Here's how to make a press for making shirts similar to rubber stamping.
posted by zieak on Jan 2, 2008
Time Lapse Intervalometer for SLRs
Create your own magical time lapse effect with a DIY timer.
posted by eagleapex on Dec 30, 2007
Add INTERNAL Bluetooth Capability To Your iPod
With a steady hand and some soldering skills you can be listening to music off your iPod without any dongles or wires.
posted by fstedie on Dec 31, 2007

Autonomous, Wirelessly Controlled Hovercraft
How to design and create a wirelessly controlled modular hovercraft, that can be controlled with an RC controller, or made completely autonomous.
posted by bradpowers on Dec 31, 2007

 
Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week!

eric - Eric