How To: Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

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. 

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone enjoys the long holiday weekend, and if you happen to create any of the projects below, let us know by commenting or posting your results to the appropriate World. This week: Architecture in Minecraft, a Blurb Photo Challenge, a couple Math Craft baking projects, and more.

Challenges and Workshops

  • Giveaway Tuesdays Photo Challenge—In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this week's Giveaway Tuesdays Photo Challenge calls for a photo of what you're very most thankful for. Post what you treasure most to the Giveaway Tuesdays community corkboard by Monday, November 28th, 11:59pm PST for a chance to win a $30 gift card to online bookmaking service Blurb. More details here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

  • Community Byte—Both newbie and veteran programmers are welcome to join Alex Long of Null Byte's weekly community coding projects. Held every Friday at 5:00 pm PST, beginning on the Null Byte IRC, this week's session is Part 3 in a series on completing HackThisSite missions, as well as tackling coding in the Python programming language. More details here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

  • Scrabble Challenge—Did you know there are 24,000 seven-letter words playable in Scrabble? And only 16,000 that are six letters long? In this week's Scrabble World Challenge, Justin Meyers gives you five examples of seven-letter words with six-letter words built within them—and five examples without any six-letter words. Can you find out which ones are which?

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

How-To Projects

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

Yumi's previous post highlighted 4 handy tops for unclogging your kitchen sink (another potential mishap this weekend, with all the upcoming dish washing!):

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

...or their fractal cupcakes:

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

If you tackle either of these projects (or any from the past), please post your results to the Math Craft community corkboard.

  • Music in the iTunes Store may be DRM-free now, but you probably still have a few of Apple's old protected AAC song files (.m4p) which can only be played on Apple products. You can upgrade to the new iTunes Plus versions (.m4a), but not without forking out more cash. However, you can keep your wallet closed if you have iMovie and a little time. Check out Justin Meyer's tutorial on converting protected M4P files to MP3 songs using iMovie and iTunes.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

  • As usual, Alex Long of Null Byte has several projects to offer this week: Add some performance hacks & tweaks for Linux to your repertoire, learn how to run an FTP server from home, fix defective pixels on your LCD & LED monitors, and more. Check out the Null Byte blog for a complete directory.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

I Made It

  • Math Craft World moderator Imatfaal Avidya posted beautiful results from two different projects this week: his 30-square sliding modular origami and 3-D weaving with sticks. To comment or ask questions, go here and here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

  • Yours truly finally tackled the modular origami project posted in Math Craft last week. With a little practice, folding sonobe units can be very quick and easy—it's the assembling of the geometric objects that gets difficult. However, I'm now officially hooked, so look out for more elaborate constructions over the next week. I know how I'll be spending the holiday weekend. :) More pics of my first attempt here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

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.

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