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: A double exposure cell phone photography challenge, a workshop on creating combination locks in Minecraft, several DIY math art projects, and more!
- Phone Snap!—This week's Phone Snap! challenge calls for you to use an app of your choice to create a double exposure image, an effect generally created using traditional film or Photoshop. Admin Elaine Chang has posted an Android app walkthrough for achieving the effect, as well as recommendations for additional apps you can use. Enter now for a chance to win your own DIY pinhole camera kit! You have until December 12th to participate.
- The International iPhoneography Exhibition in NYC—As an additional perk this week, Phone Snap is offering a promotion specifically for iPhone users. The International iPhoneography Exhibition has asked for Phone Snap's three best iPhone shots for their upcoming show, which will take place from December 16th-22nd at The Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York City. The catch: All entries must be edited using the FX Photo Studio app. Submit by Saturday, December 10th at 11:59pm PST. The three winners will be announced on the following Sunday at 10:00am PST. More details here.
- Minecraft World's Weekly Workshop—If you missed last week's Minecraft workshop on creating a redstone calculator, don't sweat it. This week's workshop is just as cool. Join the rest of the Minecraft World crew on the server this Saturday, December 10th at 4:00pm CST, as admin Jon Hook will be demonstrating the art of redstone locksmithing. More details on the workshop here; if you still haven't joined the server, there are details on getting whitelisted here.
- Community Byte—Both newbie and veteran programmers are welcome to join Null Byte's weekly community coding projects. Held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:00pm PST, coding sessions will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays (instructed by moderator Sol Gates), and HackThisSite walkthroughs will continue to take place on Fridays (instructed by admin Alex Long). Meet up on the Null Byte IRC at the appropriate time! More details here.
- Scrabble Challenge—In this week's Scrabble World Challenge, Justin Meyers challenges word-o-philes to participate in a game of Scrabble Rack Attack, which will help you learn new words and work on the speed at which you can find them. Give it your best shot now.
- Has the winter weather brought on a pestering case of the sniffles? Yumi of Secret Tips from the Yumiverse shares 7 DIY home remedies for relieving your symptoms:
Or maybe dry skin is the problem? Whatever your cold winter woes may be, Yumi has answers...
- Cory Poole, admin of Math Craft World, shares several How-To's this week, the first of which is a holiday themed tutorial for creating your own mathematically inspired kirigami snowflakes.
Cory has also posted instructions for creating a modular origami intersecting triangles sculpture using intermediate origami folds.
And last (and perhaps the coolest), Cory demonstrates how to create these amazingly cool nested cube and octahedron boxes.
- As mentioned above, Phone Snap's Elaine Chang shares her guide to creating your own double exposure images using a smartphone. Elaine utilizes free Android app Little Photo, but if you're an iPhone user, she has other app recommendations, as well. If you opt to create your own, don't forget to submit to this week's Double Exposure Challenge!
- Jon Hook, admin of Minecraft World, shares three in depth Minecraft tutorials this week. First, a follow-up from last week's workshop on creating redstone calculators: How to Build a Simple Redstone Adding Machine in Minecraft.
...as well as a guide to creating your own Automatic Cobblestone Generator.
...and a roundup of think-outside-the-box tips for enhancing the Minecraft game of Spleef.
- Alex Long, admin of Null Byte, shares several projects this week: The ultimate guide to online anonymity, how to social engineer your way into an amusement park, and more. Check out the Null Byte blog for a complete directory.
- Math Craft moderator Imatfaal Avidya posted this palm-sized pentakis dodecahedron (comment/ask questions here).
- Cory Poole posted this amazing bird's eye maple veneered papercraft dodecahedron (comment/ask questions here).
- Cory and his wife, Elizabeth Poole, shared their results from the aforementioned Math Craft tutorial on creating kirigami paper snowflakes (comment/ask questions here and here).
- Cory posted a group of M.C. Escher-inspired holiday ornaments (comment/ask questions here and here).
- Cory also undertook the previously posted origami christmas tree tutorial, and shared his results (comment/ask questions here).
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