Forge Your Own Mini-Sword With A Hammer, Nails And A Blowtorch

Imagine a sword. Now think of words that match with that image. Sharp. Steel. Cutting. S-words for $400. None of those are “adorable”, “cute” or “dainty”. But one look at this tiny blade, smithed by the person (or persons) behind Inspire To Make, and you’ll be hunting around for your own miniature tools to forge your own.


How To Spot A Fake Photo

Faking photographs is not a new phenomenon. The Cottingley Fairies seemed convincing to some in 1917, just as the images recently broadcast on Russian television, purporting to be satellite images showing the MH17 airliner being fired upon by a jet fighter, may have convinced others.


Weekly Wallpaper: Live The Legend With These Mythological Images

Nothing spurs the imagination quite like a good myth. Today’s wallpapers invoke the power of history’s greatest stories to bring the myths of yore to your desktop.


Unlock Hidden Camera Settings On Your Motorola Device

Android: Motorola’s stock camera app is pretty great, but could be better. XDA developer GodofPsychos has released an APK that unlocks advanced settings, giving you way more control of your stock camera.


Make An Animated GIF Photo Frame With A Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi is idea; for all kinds of interesting and complex projects. It’s also great for stupid projects, like this animated GIF photo frame I buot recently. Here’s how to make one for yourself.


The Wilderness Home Screen

Android: It couldn’t hurt to get outside once in a while, right? Well, maybe tomorrow. Today, you can try out this home screen design, called “Wilderness” which features small, information-dense widgets surrounded by open, airy images of the great outdoors.


The Nepali Desktop

Mac: Reader Brisngr loves the natural beauty of Nepal, and combined it with OS X Yosemite and a few Übersicht widgets to make a good-looking, functional desktop that’s inspiring and informative. Here’s how you can set it up yourself.


Future 3D Printers Could Use Orange Juice And GM Bacteria

3D printers can make all sorts of great things, but they don’t do it out of thin air. First, there’s the model and then there are the materials. In most cases this is some sort of thermoplastic that can be heated and squirted from the printer’s head. But 3D printers don’t have to be the mechanical, polymer-ejecting gadgets we’re familiar with. What if all you needed was some genetically-modified bacteria and orange juice?


A Simple Way To Dye Leather For DIY Projects

Sometimes, the best thing about making something yourself is making it to your own style or taste. For example, dying leather yourself allows you to customise the look of a project.


Method Draw Is A Free, Browser-Based Vector Creator

Web: Vector images are great for things like logos that need to scale to any size, but software to make them is often expensive. Method Draw provides a wealth of vector tools for free, and it runs inside your browser.