weekend project

DIY: Industrial Pipe Stools by john cheng

It's Friday! If you have no plans for the weekend, maybe it's time to create a few industrial pipe stools for your home. Love Grows Wild has a great DIY tutorial on how to build these awesome stools, so hurry and gather your supplied to build these before the weekend passes you by.

DIY Mini BB-8 by john cheng

As many should know by now, BB-8 the spherical droid, is not cgi. The droid is an actual physical object that the actors were able to interact with. BB-8 has been developed with the aid of Sphero the company that developed the smartphone controlled RC ball.

Well Christian Poulsen has already hacked said RC ball into a mini BB-8! If you want to build your own little BB-8, Poulsen has a breakdown on how to make one at Make:

Playing catch with my home made BB-8 Droid. Check out more of my work here: http://www.cp3d.us/ And the building process here: http://makezine.com/projects/make-this-mini-star-wars-bb-8-ball-droid-with-a-hacked-sphero/

Tested: Felt Creatures with Woolbuddy by john cheng

Norm from Tested interviews Jackie Huang from "Woolbuddies" at WonderCon 2015. I saw this guy a few years back at Dcon and his kits are amazing. I'm thinking about buying a kit again!

If you're looking for a fun weekend project or a fun DIY gift for someone, this is definitely a fun project to pick up.

At WonderCon, we meet up with Jackie Huang, an artist who sculpts with felt to create fantastic creatures. Jackie's "Woolbuddies" take the form of everything from adorable owls to giant dragons and even an R2-D2 droid. We learn about the felting process and get a quick demo!

How To Turn Styrofoam, Into Solid Aluminum by john cheng

Watch the latest King of Random video that uses Styrofoam to create an aluminum positive. Time to heat up that crucible!

Here's how to turn almost any styrofoam creation you can think up, into solid aluminum. It's almost like magic! :) See more metal casting experiments: http://bit.ly/PopCanMelting Next Video: Coming Soon! Previous Video: Homemade Microwave Popcorn: http://bit.ly/MicrowavePopcorn Subscribe for new videos every 5 days! http://bit.ly/TKoRSubscribe Join my email list!

Do With Less by john cheng

I haven't been stressed about money per se, but I've been concerned over my spending habits and have wondering if I'm living beyond my means. The idea of living paycheck to paycheck frightens me, but luckily, I've been able to save up over the years so that my fear over spending money has no real solid ground. But still, I must keep myself in check.

The key to eternal happiness is low overhead and no debt.
— Lynda Barry

I read the above quote today on Austin Kleon's blog post "Keep your overhead low" and it piqued my interest. Especially the equation he provided:

Low overhead + “do what you love” = a good life.
“I deserve nice things” + “do what you love” = a time bomb.

Seeing the word 'overhead' automatically has an association with business plans, but really can be applied to our lives as well. Too often do I see people living beyond their means only to fall back and suddenly realize that they really shouldn't have spent that money. Then I turn that lens on myself and see the same thing. We live in a world that thrives on consumerism and shuns those around us that don't have the latest iPhone, but when it comes down to it, does owning high end 'status symbols' change who you really are? I would argue no, you are still who you are, just more in debt.

Live frugally so you can do the work you want to do. Save up some “screw you” money, so you can quit a job you hate to take a job you like better. Turn away venture capital money and bootstrap so you can keep control over your business.

Remember, you define you, not your stuff. Create more, spend less.

DIY: Sriracha! by john cheng

For all you peeps who put sriracha on everything, it's time to start making your own! Check out this awesome recipe to make your own sriracha at home and don't forget to protect yourself while making it. I'm sure it'll burn like crap if you get it on yourself. Find the recipe at Americaskitchenfeed.com!

Adam Savage Builds the Hedge Maze from The Shining by john cheng

Adam Savage designs and builds an accurate replica of the hedge maze model from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Get an inside look into how he thinks and plans out the process of his builds.

Watch our in-depth discussion of this maze build here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRAqx8stEnY Over the span of a month, Adam designed and built an accurate replica of the hedge maze architectural model from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. The maze model, as seen in The Overlook Hotel, is only seen briefly, but reference screenshots from throughout the film allowed Adam to painstakingly recreate it.

How To Make Kill Bill's 'F*ck U' Shoes by john cheng

If you are a fan of Kill Bill and noticed the detail of "the Bride's" shoes and reallllly want a pair for yourselves, I highly recommend watching this video. They'll give you all the info and files you need to work on this weekend project. Purty cool!

This video was brought to you by Premium memberships on Tested. Thanks to our members who've supported us. Learn more about memberships here: http://www.tested.com/membership In Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, one detail that appears on-screen for only a second are the soles of Uma Thurman's shoes.

How to Find a Fullfilling Work by john cheng

If you find yourself a bit doubtful of your current career, take a gander at this video and look out for the 6 points to follow to find more fulfilling work.

The key to finding fulfilling work is to think a lot, analyse one's fears, understand the market, reflect on capitalism - and to watch this film. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 Brought to you by http://www.theschooloflife.com Some of the ideas in this film are based on the great work of Roman Krznaric - and in particular, his brilliant book, How to find Fulfilling Work.

Diving into Rhino 3D by john cheng

In the past year, I already felt that I should get my hands dirty with some 3D rendering software so that I could add 3D modeling and 3D printing to my list of skills. It wasn't until last night that I really dove into it. I ended up choosing to use Rhino because it is currently in beta for Mac and free to download.

For my first project I knew I needed to make something simple as not to overwhelm myself with overly complex shapes. I landed on creating a new wax seal/chop that I could attach to my keys. So for the experience has been awesome! Some of my deeply engrained habits with the Adobe Creative Suite do get in the way, but all in all it's easy to get over once you get into a 3D modeling groove. Still lots to learn and experiment with but hopefully I'll be able to send this off to Shapeways soon and you'll be seeing me rock my new stamp as a keychain.

HomeMade Modern: Copper Coffee Maker by john cheng

I know for sure there are plenty of you out there that would take the time to make this DIY Copper Coffee Maker. Especially those of you who love pour over coffee. Check out this awesome tutorial by Ben Uyeda from HomeMade Modern to create said copper coffee maker and start planning your weekend project now!

This is the first video of our CoffeeScapes series that will features different ways to make the things that make our coffee. This copper pipe pour over device is held together with epoxy so soldiering equipment and skills are not required. Copper pipe can be cut with a tube cutter making this project possible without a single powertool.

Cardboard Skull by john cheng

I've been wanting to buy a model skull to keep at home as reference when drawing, but this looks much more fun than any plain old skull because you have the build it yourself! Check out the Vince Human Skull by Cardboard Safari designed by artist Nate Main.

DIY: Pipe Shelving by john cheng

Whose looking for a new home improvement project to work on in 2015? If you need some extra shelving in your home, then this just may be the perfect project for you. Start gathering your supplies and refer to Walter Warren of Warren & Goodin, Inc. who has a great Instructables on how to create said shelving, and wait for it...these have lights!

Making Aluminum Ingots by john cheng

This video has been making it's rounds on the internet, but it's such a great tutorial that I want to post it as well! Time to save all your soda cans for all those new DIY projects in 2015!

How to recycle scrap metal in the backyard, with a homemade, Mini Metal Foundry. Get "The Hobbit" http://bit.ly/TKOR-FreeAudiobook - Win the sword: http://bit.ly/WinTheSword Subscribe for new videos every 5 days! http://bit.ly/TKoRSubscribe Join my email list!

DIY Leather Ring by john cheng

There is not much time left before Christmas! If you need a few more stocking stuffers, try making some of these leather rings presented by Inspire to make! Really easy to make and the tools are also very easy to come by. Try it out!

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DIY: Glowtable by john cheng

If you find yourself with some time on your hands and some wood that has tons of voids. Get some glow powder and make yourself a glow in the dark dining table this weekend! You can find the full step by step process on Instructables.

Check out the instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-table/ Really light up your next dinner party with a table that glows in the dark! Photoluminescent (glow) powder mixed with clear casting resin fills the the naturally formed voids in this Pecky Cypress hardwood, creating a unique and stunning table.

DIY Martini Sword by john cheng

Holiday parties are coming up soon! Why not impress your friends with some martini swords that you made yourselves? Or maybe you can craft the perfect set of mini swords for your friend's mini bar as a Christmas gift! Either way, it's still a fun weekend project. Check out Inspire to Make to nail down the process yourself!

How to make a Mini Sword out of nail. Website: http://inspiretomake.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inspiretomake Twitter: https://twitter.com/inspire_to_make Music: http://audiojungle.net/item/brave-scotland/6777101?ref=kvant

Add Neon to your Holiday Decor by john cheng

If you're looking for a project to make your holidays a bit more neon, check out Becky Stern from Adafruit who has a tutorial on how to add neon names to Christmas stockings.

Becky Stern builds an illuminated Xmas stocking, read more to learn how to make your own: https://learn.adafruit.com/el-wire-stocking More EL wire videos: All About Electroluminescent Materials - EL Wire, EL Tape, EL Panel!

DIY Bullet Headphones by john cheng

Monday! That means it's time to start thinking about your next weekend project! The next time you head to the shooting range, be sure to save a couple bullet casings to make a custom enclosure for your earbuds!

Website: http://inspiretomake.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inspiretomake Music: https://soundcloud.com/louisthechild/bodygold I would like to say big thank you to all of you guys for amazing support and your comments. And to do that I'm giving away this pair of custom made headphones for free. I will send them anywhere in the world.