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Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects.

Thanks to all of our active moderators and contributors from this past week: Christopher Voute, Cerek Tunca, JT Newsome, Andrew Osborne, Leinad 0716, and Ben Cusick.

As always, we would like to remind lurkers on site: WonderHowTo is a community effort, and the site belongs to all of you. The more knowledge we can pool together, the more we can learn from each other. With that said, join in. Write a tutorial. Post to a World. We are a curious bunch, and we want to see what you've got to share!

Below, this week's highlights: A need for your best hobo advice, underground Minecraft worlds, making a smoke bomb at home, making a PVC rocket fly, heated crayon art, and more!

Challenges and Workshops

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

  • Minecraft World's Weekly Workshop — Done building the perfect home? What do you furnish it with? What about decorations? Unless you're an interior designer, it's difficult to completely finish a build. Join Kendra on our official Minecraft server this weekend for a community project focusing on decorating the innards of modern mansions. Be there Saturday, March 10th at 12 PM (PST). More details here. If you still haven't joined the server, see how to get whitelisted.
  • Minecraft World's Weekly Challenge — If you can't make the workshop, then try out the weekly server challenge! This week, you're going underground and building a subterranean city, complete with backstory. What do you envision underground life as? Post your city to Minecraft World's community corkboard for a chance to snag some server perks. More info here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

  • Astronomical Observing News — Stay current on what's going on in the skies above with Cerek Tunca's weekly Astronomy World feature, AON. This week, don't miss out on some great conjunctions with our Moon. Click here for a full rundown of the stargazing events for March 7th through March 13th. And join the World to share your astrophilic knowledge.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

  • Weekend Homework — Hackers around the world need your help! Check out this week's Weekend Homework for your assignments. Up for grabs still is explaining code injection, using AirCrack, helping out WikiLeaks, and more. Share your knowledge! Simply message Null Byte admin Allen Freeman or post your article directly to Null Byte's community corkboard.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

How-To Projects

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

  • Despite what some may think, a smoke bomb is not a terrorist device. It's basic chemistry, and the perfect way to add some color to the sky in your backyard. It's also great for some super cheap special effects for your low-budget indie fare. Click to enlarge, or click through to view.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

  • Christopher Voute from Fear of Lightning has been away for most of the week, but still found time to show us some amazing flying robots that can actually play real instruments. He also wrote up a post on using a huge Fresnel lens from an old projection television as your very own solar death ray. Make sure to follow Chris in the Fear of Lightning World to see what he comes up with next.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

I Made It

  • As always, the folks in our Minecraft server have been diligently working on their builds. There are way too many projects to show off, but we'll showcase a few posted over the last week to Minecraft World's community corkboard below. Want to get in on the action? Join the server.
(1) Stevie55 and gang's fire-breathing dragon creature. (2) Molthan's living hydra beasts. (3) A fire rhino. (4) AMelia silverbug's Minecraft adventure on a mountain. (5) Smurfs?, (6) Ice man.

Also, don't forget to start building your underground cities for the Minecraft challenge this week.

Got Something to Share?

If you've got a relevant How-To, a source of inspiration, or a finished project, post it to the corkboard in one of the applicable Worlds above. If your project is unrelated to these areas, you can publish a How-To article directly on WonderHowTo, or you can start your own World if you've got the passion—or just post directly to the WonderHowTo company corkboard.

Got a question? Comment below or email jmeyers@wonderhowto.com.

Photos by Raven Yu, midnights_ghost, carousel, Lisam, Unsimple Living, BobaJohn

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