How To: Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

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 moderators and contributors this past week: Christopher Voute, Mr. Unknown, Mr. Falkreath, Cerek Tunca, Rex Gordon, and our newest Math Craft contributor, Adrian Rossiter of antiprism.com.

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 (all community corkboards are public!). We are a curious bunch, and we want to see what you've got to share!

Below, this week's highlights: Constructing complex, mathematical playing card sculptures using free software, Minecraft activities galore, hiding a USB in everyday items, making your own electrifying Jacob's Ladder, and more!

Challenges and Workshops

  • Minecraft World's Weekly Workshop—Join the WonderHowTo Minecraft server this  Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 pm PST, 5:00 pm EST for a step-by-step tutorial on creating your own suffocation trap (with an extra added surprise!). 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 (02/01 - 02/07)

  • Minecraft World's Weekly Challenge—If you can't make Saturday's workshop, then participate in the weekly server challenge! This week's theme is "Buildings Throughout Time", so post your very best medieval masterpiece to the Minecraft World community corkboard for a chance to snag some server perks. More info here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

  • 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) highlights stargazing tips from February 1st through the 6th. Click through now for the full rundown!

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

  • Weekend Homework—Looking for another way to get involved with Null Byte? Then check in every Friday for admin Alex Long's Weekend Homework. Up for grabs this week: Are you up for compiling a brief overview of the history of hacking? Or putting together a guide to binary numbers? Do you know how to create a simple port scanner in Python? If you're willing to contribute your knowledge, simply message Alex or post an article directly to the community corkboard.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

How-To Projects

  • Vodka is good for more than just drowning your sorrows. If you're not much of a drinker, Yumi of Secret Tips from the Yumiverse shares 11 ways to make use of that old bottle you've had lying around forever. Click to enlarge, or click through to view.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

  • Gearing up for the dreaded all-nighter? We've all suffered through our fair share of them, and unfortunately, we don't always make it to the finish line. Pick up some handy tips below for ensured future success. Click to enlarge, or click through to view.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

  • Did you miss last Saturday's Minecraft server workshop? No sweat. Instructed by admin Kendra W and moderator Andrew Osborne, Kendra has generously summed up all the tips the team presented in an accompanying How-To article. Contact Kendra or Andrew if you're interested in co-instructing a future workshop or taking on a topic of your own.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

  • Do you find nothing more beautiful and epic than the Hubble Space telescope? Then why not build your own proportionally correct model? Astronomy World's Cerek Tunca shares step-by-step instructions for crafting your own mini version with inexpensive materials you can pick up at your local hardware store.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

I Made It

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

  • The folks on the Minecraft server have been busy this week! There are too many cool builds to list here, so I'll just highlight the WonderHowTo staff favorite of the week, Gussefant's steam fortress (check out the Minecraft community corkboard to view all—I'm also a huge fun of the Fibbonaci Tower). The fortress is full of all sorts of cool gadgets and gizmos, including a mail notifier, a doorbell with killer arrows, a "sun roof" that opens and closes, a secret escape route, and more. Check out a few select pics in the gallery below, click through to see more.
(1) Exterior View, (2) Mail Notifier + Doorbell with Killer Arrows, (3) Attic with Sun Roof, (4) Secret Escape Route Immersed in Water

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.

Image credits: Anonymous9000, Cayusa, TweetBuzz, 8N KatuM8, ahcmachinist

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