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Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

WonderHowTo is made up 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. 

This week: A holiday-themed cell phone photography challenge, mini weapons of mass destruction, a new World on low-cost editing, several DIY holiday projects, and more!

Challenges and Workshops

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

  • Minecraft World's Weekly Workshop—Log on to the WonderHowTo Minecraft server on Saturday, December 24th at 4pm CST (2pm PST) to learn how to build your own redstone sorting machine. More details on the workshop here; if you still haven't joined the server, there are details on getting whitelisted here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

  • Astronomical Observing News—Cerek Tunca's Astronomy World is a community hub for posting astronomy-inspired pictures, art, news, and more. This week's AON (Astronomical Observing News) lists several stargazing activities for you to partake in during the Christmas break:

     - Through March 2012: The Garradd comet shines in the sky.
     - December 21, 2011: The moon is at its perigee.
     - December 22, 2011: Winter solstice.
     - December 23, 2011: There's a Mercury-moon conjunction.
     - December 24, 2011: Mercury and the bright star Antares conjure in the sky.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

  • Scrabble Challenge—You're playing Scrabble and you get a rack full of vowels—what do you do? Exchange letters or build a word? Find out in the last official Scrabble Challenge by Justin Meyers in the Scrabble World, where you're given a game board and the letters below. Can you find the best move?

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

How-To Projects

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

  • Still have one of those old 1st generation iPod nanos? Well, good news! You may be able to swap it out with a brand new 6th generation model, complete with a touchscreen, pedometer, and FM radio. To see if you can upgrade your Apple device, check out the guide in Tech Pr0n.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

I Made It

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

  • Still on my modular origami kick, I posted several small-scale cubes, octahedrons and icosahedrons made with Sonobe units, folded from metallic origami paper. I'm planning on attaching some fishing wire so I can hang these from the tree. To make your own, see Cory Poole's instructions here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

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 rmansur@wonderhowto.com.

Images by Desktop Wallpaper, Pedro Redondo 

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