DIY Smartphone Speakers

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DIY Smartphone Speakers

This has to be the easiest way to boost the speaker sound on your ipod, iphone or smart phone. Don’t expect it to sound like a high-end audio system, but the volume does increase a few decibels! Follow our DIY steps and hear for yourself.

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Grow – DIY Moss Graffiti

Moss graffiti is the eco-warrior’s answer to traditional chemical laced spray paint! Click the arrows to see Show Me How‘s illustrated, easy to use guide to making your own living, breathing work of art. Not only is Moss graffiti perfect for environmental messaging, it is also a fun form of guerrilla gardening.

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A Year of Open Source Living

Starting 1 August 2012, Berlin based filmmaker Sam Muirhead will ‘live’ Open Source for a year – that is without proprietary goods, “using and creating only Open Source solutions for every aspect of life, from cutting videos to chopping onions”!

In this ultimate DIY maker experiment, Sam will “be testing just how far the open source idea can go in real life” and giving us a glimpse of the future that Linus Torvalds (founder of Linux) imagined when he said ”The future is open-source everything,”

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Save food from the Fridge!

I am always amazed how much practical knowledge we have lost over the years as we rely more and more on technology to provide for our solutions. This exciting project by Jihyun Ryou seeks to uncover the oral traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation (particularly focusing on the food preservation) and uses design to bring this knowledge back into everyday life.

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The Joy of Fix

I have been hunting the web for a video to post for the first day of spring! The choice, as you can imagine was blossoming flowers, bleating lambs or eco spring cleaning – you get the picture. Luckily I found this video which although unconventional for a spring posting – really embodies the true essence of spring – rejuvenation and renewal!

So this spring, let’s take something that is old or broken and give it new life and enjoy the Joy of the Fix.

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Window Farming

Window Farms is a project that helps people grow food in urban windows through crowdsourced research and development of DIY hydroponic vertical gardening.

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