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Thursday: August 11, 2011

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own toast stencils.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own toast stencils.

Nothing starts the day like a healthy breakfast consisting of one or more the basic food groups. Stencils are not one of those basic food groups unless you consider 'fun' a food group. Still, who wouldn't want to have Pac-man toast for breakfast?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 4:10 PM | Tags (5) | toast | stencils | instructables | tutorials | howto |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 122 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 3, 2011

A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.

Until quite recently all of my to-do lists were hand-written in a tattered marble covered notebook. I liked writing things down and enjoying that small feeling of achievement that comes with checking something off. That is, until I got too lazy to write them down. Enter Evernote, a free app for cataloguing whatever it is you want to catalogue. It's searchable, syncs with pretty much any computer or device, and best of all - free. Posting this here because I was not aware that you could search to-do lists via items that have gone unchecked. Awesome feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 2:51 PM | Tags (10) | tutorial | checklist | evernote | free | app | search | todo | unchecked | checked | feature |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 28, 2011

An awesome tutorial on how to build your very own Legend of Zelda treasure chest.An awesome tutorial on how to build your very own Legend of Zelda treasure chest.

What makes tutorial even more awesome (thus turning the awesome knob up to eleven) is even covers how to rig up that distinct melody made when you actually open up the treasure chest. You'll need some rupees to purchase the obvious supplies needed to get started such as plywood, glue, and furniture nails. You'll also need to stock your own your own boomerangs, silver arrows, and heart containers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 3:54 PM | Tags (10) | awesome | build | chest | instructables | link | sound | treasure | tutorial | wood | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 18, 2011

A step by step tutorial regarding how to build your very own 8-bit centerpieces.A step by step tutorial regarding how to build your very own 8-bit centerpieces.

I have decided that I am going to make like twenty of these things and strategically place them all over my property.  Recent studies have shown that Piranha Plants, in addition to making any backyard or home garden more attractive, also make for thicker grass. Recent studies have also shown an alarming increase in the number of fabricated studies.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 3:36 PM | Tags (7) | 8-bit | centerpieces | decorating | flower | instructables | mario | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 11, 2011

A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own mixtape flash drive.A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own mixtape flash drive.

Have a couple of old analog cassette tapes in the basement just laying around that you don't know what to do with? Why not bring them into this century's (or last depending on who you ask) technology by adding a hidden flash drive. Think of all the conversation starters this little gem will result in when you bust this out at the local coffee shop.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:03 AM | Tags (9) | mixtape | instructables | flash | drive | cassette | retro | tape | analog | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own vinyl record bookends.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own vinyl record bookends.

Another  awesome quick four-step tutorial from the fine folks over at Instructables. Simply boil up some of your old vinyl records and bend them, mold them, shape them into retro bookends. Really, when you were going to listen to those old polka albums anyway?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:06 AM | Tags (13) | vinyl | record | bookends | tutorial | instructables | neat | retro | water | boil | bend | shape | mold | polka |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own coffee cup sphere lamp.A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own coffee cup sphere lamp.

Got a couple hundred coffee cups laying around? Put them too good use and make yourself a new lamp. Judging by the comments on the Instructables page, you'll be quite happy with the results.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:31 AM | Tags (10) | instructables | coffee | cup | lamp | sphere | neat | fast | easy | tutorial | artsy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own multi-touch surface device.A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own multi-touch surface device.

if you've got about $1,500 to kick around (and a spare computer) you too can make a surface that happens to be capable of multi-touch. You could also just buy a device that's already capable of multi-touch out of the box (cough cough, iPhone iPad iPod Touch) - but really, where's the fun in that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 4:02 PM | Tags (9) | device | gadget | gestures | guide | howto | instructables | multitouch | parts | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 8, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own paper battleship.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own paper battleship.

Go on impress your friends with your papercraft skills. Just as the article states, it may not look like much but your little paper battleship will indeed float and perhaps even be able to take on an entire armada of lesser paper battleships.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:05 AM | Tags (7) | wikihow | tutorial | paper | crafts | ship | battle | floats |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to build your very own R2-D2 lamp for under ten bucks.A handy tutorial on how to build your very own R2-D2 lamp for under ten bucks.

Yes, with a little cutting, pin-striping, and some paneling you too can have a R2-D2 lamp for your home of office. Bonus points if you can have it make his signature chirping noise when you actually turn said lamp on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:48 AM | Tags (9) | cheap | chirp | ikea | lamp | neat | r2d2 | starwars | ten | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to fix a stripped wire on your beloved set of headphones.A handy tutorial on how to fix a stripped wire on your beloved set of headphones.

This has happened to me more times than I can remember specifically with a certain line of Sony headphones. Next time this happens I'll be giving this tutorial a whirl before running out to the local Best Buy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:15 AM | Tags (6) | headphones | stripped | wire | instructables | dip | plastic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

Want to keep your batteries working longer? Freeze them.Want to keep your batteries working longer? Freeze them.

This is a handy tip for anyone who happens keeps a cache of batteries around at all times for various toys and gadgets. Another post on Lifehacker lists out all sorts of other battery hacks you may not have previously known about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:04 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | freeze | frozen | charge | retention | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A collection of tutorials on how to make a variety of different money origami.A collection of tutorials on how to make a variety of different money origami.

Yes, you really can make anything from a dollar bill heart to a dollar bill t-shirt. My personal favorite is the dollar bill wallet. The sheer logic of putting money in something that is already made of money makes me dizzy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:58 AM | Tags (9) | crafts | dollars | folding | folds | instructables | money | neat | origami | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to use the almighty power of curves in Photoshop.A handy tutorial on how to use the almighty power of curves in Photoshop.

Never used the curves pane in your beloved copy of Photoshop? Still playing with those brightness and contrast settings? Do you even know what a curve is?  Read through this thorough writeup and you'll be a better photo manipulator as a result. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 4:14 PM | Tags (10) | colors | curves | histograms | howto | hues | photoshop | ranges | tonal | tutorial | tutorial9 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

A  handy tutorial on how to make your very own homemade Orangina-type beverage.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own homemade Orangina-type beverage.

Your homemade beverage of choice doesn't neccesarily have to be of the orange variety. The tutorial also encourages experimentation with other fruit juices, if you're into that sort of thing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:51 AM | Tags (8) | food | beverage | orangina | wikihow | tutorial | soda | co2 | howto |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 90 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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