How To: Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/02 - 05/08)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/02 - 05/08)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/02 - 05/08)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most popular communities. Users can join and participate in any World they're interested in, as well as start their own community.

Thanks to all of the active World moderators and contributing members from this past week, including, but not limited to James Andrew Marshall, Patrick Maguire, Matthew Herman, K. Met, Nicole Bradley, Christopher Voute, iDwarf, and Noah Hornberger. If you want to see your name listed here, then stop lurking and start contributing.

Below are this week's highlights, including defeating a door chain lock from the outside, Scrabble tile coasters, a motion-triggered wildlife camera, an intro to Arduino, a chance to win a DIY kit for making your own lucid dreaming goggles, and more!

Community Activities, Challenges and Workshops

  • Minecraft World's Weekly ChallengePatrick Maguire (Pmaguire) is running a great one this week, challenging you to build the biggest and baddest treehouse you can in Minecraft. What kind of treehouse will you erect on the server? If yours is the best, you could win some nice in-game perks. Deadline for entries is Monday, May 7th at 2 PM (PST). More details here. Still haven't joined the server? See how to get whitelisted.
(1) Bigheadasian's elaborate treehouse. (2) Bigheadasian's elaborate treehouse. (3) Bigheadasian's elaborate treehouse. (4) Bigheadasian's elaborate treehouse. (5) Bigheadasian's elaborate treehouse. (6) Bigheadasian's elaborate treehouse.
  • Minecraft World's Redstone CompetitionsiDwarf is hosting the fifth official redstone competition, and this time he wants to see your musical talent! Can you create a playable piano or compose a song with redstone? Come show us what you've got on the server and post your musical builds to the corkboard. More details here.
(1) Lucid dreaming goggles. (2) Lucid dreaming goggles. (3) Lucid dreaming goggles. (4) Lucid dreaming goggles. (5) Lucid dreaming goggles. (6) Lucid dreaming goggles.

Recent How-To Projects from the Community

  • Locked out of your own home by one of those pesky chain locks? Don't bother kicking down the door. You can safely unlock the chain by using mere string or a rubber band. Sure beats paying a door repairman. Yumi of Secret Tips from the Yumiverse even shows you how to defeat a bar latch! Click to enlarge, or click through to view.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/02 - 05/08)

  • Gravestones aren't just for listing names and dates. Some have intricate, artistic images carved right into the stone. And the best way to take that art home with you is not a photograph, but a tombstone rubbing! So, grab some paper and wax and head to necropolis. Click to enlarge, or click through to view.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/02 - 05/08)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/02 - 05/08)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/02 - 05/08)

I-Made-It

  • To see a little bit about what's been going on in the Minecraft World, browse the photos and videos below that were posted to Minecraft World's community corkboard last week. Got something to show off from the server? Don't forget to show it off then!
(1) An update on the city of Hannover, by SaintJamez. (2) A nether castle built by SaintJamez. (3) A simple brick cottage built by Prospero Shakeshaft (aka Prospero13). (4) The cottage's bomb shelter. (5) Simon Laflamme created an amazing "Skyjacking" game for PvP players. (6) Simon also shared off his self-building village video.

Want to get in on the action? Join the official WonderHowTo Minecraft server.

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.

Remember: 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.

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

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