How To: Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

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, Leinad 0716, and K. Met. If you want to see your name listed here, then STOP LURKING and join in!

WonderHowTo is a community effort, and the site belongs to all of you. So, the more knowledge we can pool together, the more we can learn from each other. Join in. Write a tutorial. Post to a World. We're a curious bunch, and we want to see what you've got to share!

Below, this week's highlights: A super secret book safe, a cheap stun gun from an old disposable camera, instant weight gain in Photoshop, semiconductor lasers, handheld fireballs, and more!

Challenges and Workshops

  • WTFoto Weekly Challenge — In the days of the American frontier, hobos banded together, forming a set of symbols—a code that allowed them to communicate silently with one another across time and space. Now, college brothers the world over need your help developing their own set of symbols—the Bro Code (some Photoshop skills required). What crazy symbols can you come up with? Post your submissions to WTFoto's community corkboard by Monday, March 19th, 11:59 PM (PST). More details here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

  • Minecraft World's Weekly Workshop — Have a luxury boat that needs docked near your luxury oceanside mansion? Then you need a luxury automatic boat dock! Hop on the official WonderHowTo server this weekend with Kendra as she shows you how to wire up redstone to recreate her auto boat dock below. Be there Saturday, March 17th at 12 PM (PST). More details here. If you still haven't joined the server, see how to get whitelisted.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

  • Minecraft World's Weekly Challenge — In the land of Minecraft, there's nothing more puzzling than a puzzle. So, see if you can build the most puzzling labyrinth possible. Make it from whatever you want—just make it a doozy. A-maze us. Join the server and start creating now, then post your maze to Minecraft World's community corkboard for a chance to snag some server perks. More info here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

  • 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, you're in for a rare treat; the start of the vernal equinox is near! Click here for a full rundown of the stargazing events for March 14th through March 20th. And join the World to share your astrophilic knowledge.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

  • Weekend Homework — Hackers around the world need your help! Check out this week's homework for your assignments. Know how to write a dox script? Can you social engineer your way in (or out) of anything? Got the scoop on the best hardware for fresh computer builds? 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 (03/14 - 03/20)

How-To Projects

  • We've all got a few valuables we'd like to keep out of sight, but where do we hide them? If you've got nosy roommates, the answer is simple—old books. Yumi of Secret Tips from the Yumiverse shows you how to turn an old book into a secret safe for all of your precious possessions. Click to enlarge, or click through to view.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

  • Beer is not only good for getting wasted, but also for cooking! It works with practically anything, providing a rich, earthy flavor any brewskie-loving belly would die for. If you're worried about getting drunk, don't, because most of the alcohol evaporates in the cooking process. Click to enlarge, or click through to view.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

  • Christopher Voute from Fear of Lightning continued his informative series on electromagnetic weapons with his third article on lasers—specifically, semiconductor lasers. Make sure to follow Chris in the Fear of Lightning World to catch future projects. Stop by the forum if you've got questions on anything electrically minded.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

Video walkthrough of all ten interior design tips!

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

  • Need some help with WTFoto's Bro Code Challenge? James gives a hilarious in-depth guide to making realistic chalk symbols in Photoshop. Do you also need some help plumping up your beautiful ex? He's got the Photoshopping skills laid out perfectly for you in his latest tutorial. Stay tuned to WTFoto for more rib-tickling, insightful Photoshop tips.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

  • Were there too many shenanigans for your taste this past week? Well, it's time to get all cutesy on you with K. Met's easy DIY paper flowers. Made from old book pages, it's the perfect gift for your bibliophile. Well, just don't cut up their favorite book or anything, lest you be scorned a biblioclast.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

I Made It

(1) Guitar Hero in Minecraft! Built by silverbug12 and Sproga2. (2) The outside of TehGeekFather's underground settlement, Kerbalston. (3) Part of Omegaville, an underground archaeological dig site by mgabrys. (4) More of Omegaville. (5) Scared of monsters under the bed? silverbug12's basis for her maze entry. (6) The actual maze by silverbug12. Think you can make your way through it?

Also, don't forget to start building your amazing mazes for the Minecraft challenge this week. As you can see above, silverbug12 has already managed to finish her labyrinth, so what are you waiting for?

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

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