How To: Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

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: Create a redstone calculator in Minecraft, participate in a toy-inspired cell phone photography challenge, make your own steel wool fireworks, and more.

Challenges and Workshops

  • Goodbye Giveaway Tuesdays, Hello Phone Snap!—Giveaway Tuesdays Photo Challenge is officially over, but don't fret, we've got a very exciting new World to take its place. Head on over to Phone Snap! to meet the newest addition to the WonderHowTo team, Elaine Chang. Elaine will be hosting weekly cell phone-specific photography challenges. Introduce yourself in the forum, and enter the first challenge now for a chance to win a Pop Art toy camera! You have until December 5th to participate.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

  • Minecraft World's Weekly WorkshopMinecraft World admin Jon Hook will be hosting a technical workshop this Saturday on the basics of redstone and mathematics, where he'll be demonstrating how to build a redstone calculator. 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 (11/30 - 12/06)

  • 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 4 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 (11/30 - 12/06)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

How-To Projects

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

And with those cold winter months quickly setting in, Yumi also has a quick guide for relieving sore, chapped lips using common household items:

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

  • Feel like celebrating the winter holiday season with fireworks instead of Christmas lights? Check out this how-to on making your own steel wool fireworks (plus the science behind them). The results are amazing.

The second project, a paper-made hyperbolic paraboloid slice form, is taken from the activity section of the the Museum of Mathematics (MOMATH), a new museum which will open in Manhattan next year. Click through for full instructions.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

...as well as his guide to creating furniture.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

  • Alex Long of Null Byte has several projects to offer this week: How to get a great deal on an expensive laptop through some clever social engineering, several guides to mastering Skyrim, setting up auto-scheduled backups to avoid data loss, and more. Check out the Null Byte blog for a complete directory.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

I Made It

  • As mentioned last week, I continued my origami obsession throughout the holiday weekend. After completing my first modular origami model, I followed Cory's instructions and churned out tons more.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

  • Last but not least, the folks on the WonderHowTo Minecraft server have been busy constructing some pretty epic builds. A selection of their work is shown in the screenshots below; visit the Minecraft World community corkboard to see more and/or comment. Details on getting whitelisted for the server can be found here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

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.

7 Comments

that would be so insanely cool...

http://i.imgur.com/csnR5.png

Cool picture. It makes sense that someone would have done this. This is my favorite extension of the idea into a spherical panorama. I took this and reprojected onto a globe which I really like. Here's a video of it in my hand.

Hmmmm... You spelled my name wrong :P

I really don't care I just notice things like that.

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