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Tuesday: January 8, 2013

A neat tutorial on how to make your very own melted crayon art.A neat tutorial on how to make your very own melted crayon art.

Going to have to try this out with my kids at some point in the near future. We have enough leftover crayons laying around the house to make several of these.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 9:00 AM | Tags (5) | wikihow | tutorial | melted | crayons | art |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


A handy tutorial regarding how to fix broken form label clicks on the iPad's version of Safari.A handy tutorial regarding how to fix broken form label clicks on the iPad's version of Safari.

Decided to post this here after reading a tweet from Dan Cederholm (of SimpleBits fame) and realizing this wasn't an issue isolated to me and me alone.  Backstory: I wrestled with this issue for a good amount of time on a recently completed project and then decided to just give up making it work. Now, with a little bit of jQuery fun you can have your forms lables working as they should on your beloved iPad (and I can check off an item on my bug list).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:02 PM | Tags (13) | tutorial | broken | form | click | apple | ipad | dancederholm | programming | jquery | javascript | labels | simplebits | dancederholm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 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


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to create your very own realistic soda bottle in Photoshop.A handy tutorial on how to create your very own realistic soda bottle in Photoshop.

An interesting tutorial for those interested in dabbling with some photo-realistic effects from scratch. When all is said done you'll be way more familiar with the pen tool as well as the ancient art of dodging and burning. Now if you'll excuse me, I am in dire need of a cool glass of Crystal Pepsi.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 12:34 PM | Tags (7) | create | realistic | soda | bottle | photoshop | psdtuts | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 92 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

Seven simple and useful command line tips just for you.Seven simple and useful command line tips just for you.

Ever had a hankering to dive into some Terminal-related tasks? This post serves as a good guide (or refresher for some of us) for those looking to get back into some command-line action. Go ahead, have a bash.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:36 PM | Tags (9) | cmd | command | dos | nettuts | prompt | terminal | tips | tricks | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Ten free iPhone apps to learn a new skill in ten minutes or less.Ten free iPhone apps to learn a new skill in ten minutes or less.

Yes folks, if you have a desire to learn a brand new skill chances are there truly is an app for that somewhere on the app store. Enjoy these quick gems and be sure to use your newfound skills wisely and for the greater good (looking at you, origami app).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:16 AM | Tags (9) | apple | apps | free | iphone | knots | morse | origami | skills | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 64 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

A handy Photoshop tutorial regarding how to create your very own realistic paper textures.A handy Photoshop tutorial regarding how to create your very own realistic paper textures.

Not sure just what version of Photoshop you'll need to pull this off but you can probably find multiple methods in earlier versions should you be so inclinded to do so. Quick note, the best use of digital paper design on a blog goes to Panic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 1:31 PM | Tags (9) | tutorial | psdtuts | paper | textures | quick | panic | blog | design | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Fifty incredible works of coffee and latte art for your viewing pleasure.Fifty incredible works of coffee and latte art for your viewing pleasure.

My cup of coffee is looking downright boring after seeing some of the offerings in this collection but caffeine is caffeine and it certainly gets the job done regardless of artistic merit. For those interested in making their very own coffee art a tutorial is just waiting for you around the corner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:40 PM | Tags (8) | art | caffeine | coffee | cup | latte | neat | tutorial | weburbanist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 70 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


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