News: Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/13 - 06/19)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/13 - 06/19)

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/13 - 06/19)

Today, we're pleased to announce that WonderHowTo is getting a major site-wide update to make it easier to follow the subjects you're passionate about and to share your creations with people who will give you the kudos you deserve!

We Built You a New WonderHowTo!

In preparation for the update to the new and improved WonderHowTo, we'll be performing some maintenance starting around 3pm PST today (June 13th) that'll require us to disable commenting, submitting, and editing for a few hours. Of course, you will still be able to browse the site in read-only mode until the new version of WonderHowTo is completely rolled out.

This Week's Community Roundup

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 Physics AnonymousMatthew Herman, Nicholas NgAMelia silverbug, Steve, Henry Bertheaud, and Patrick Maguire. If you want to see your name listed here, stop lurking and start contributing.

Below are this week's highlights, including a new MacGyver-esque World, a chance to win some Sugru, exercises for sitting down, a cool space flight simulator, DIY grease splatter screen, making a killer roller coaster ride in Minecraft, and more!

Community Activities, Challenges and Workshops

  • Mad Science's GiveawaySugru is wondrous putty that makes repairing and improving practically anything possible. What do they say? Hack things better! For this month's giveaway on Mad Science, Will wants to know what would you do with Sugru, the magical mold-anything goo? Just head on over to the contest article and submit your idea for using Sugru in the comments for a chance to win some of your very own Sugru!

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

  • Minecraft World's WorkshopMinecraft is not just a building program or survival game. It's also a great storytelling medium. If you want to learn how to tell stories better in Minecraft using signs and your surroundings, then join the workshop with Austin on the server this Saturday, June 16th at 1 PM (PST). More details here. Need to join the server? Apply here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/13 - 06/19)

  • Minecraft World's Weekly Challenge — There's tons of new players joining our server on a regular basis, but sometimes it's not so easy to go from Tourist to User. So, this week Austin is holding a contest to design the next spawn point on the server, one that's aesthetically pleasing, while directing newbies to how the application process works. The winning build will become the permanent spawn point on the server. Post your builds to community corkboard on Minecraft World by the end of Sunday, June 17th. More information here.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/13 - 06/19)

  • NEW WORLD ALERT! — We have a new resident MacGyver on WonderHowTo—Christian Miller. Join him in the new MacGyverisms World and keep an eye out for all of the ingenious ideas to come. His first project? A handy DIY grease splatter screen. Got your own MacGyverisms? Then come participate and share your creative problem-solving ideas on the community corkboard in a how-to or just a picture. Show off the MacGyver in you!

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/13 - 06/19)

Recent How-To Projects from the Community

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/13 - 06/19)

  • Feel like you need a confidence boost in social situations? Try incorporating some of these tips from Yumi for faking confidence. Click to enlarge or click through to view.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/13 - 06/19)

  • Are you a workaholic who's always on the computer? Don't let that ruin your health. Try out a few of these sitting-down exercises. Click to enlarge or click through to view.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/13 - 06/19)

Will's return to Earth in Kerbal Space Program.

Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/13 - 06/19)

Example of "The Drop" technique!

I-Made-It

  • Besides tutorials, there are tons of great creations coming from the community members of Minecraft World. Here's just some of what's going on in-game.
(1) Bigheadasian's winning "Planet Minecraft" build for the free build challenge. (2) Prospero13's ampitheater. (3) Another view. (4) A view of one of the doors. (5) Johnbug and gang's new coastside town. (6) Nicholas Ng's suffocating wall how-to.

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 jmeyers@wonderhowto.com.

Images by Space Frontiers, Home-Designing, Sugru

4 Comments

Note that this article has been edited to reflect the updated change of time for the start of the scheduled maintenance period.

I don't wonder how to play minecraft. It seems to be about 33% (or more) of your content. I have never seen an all interest website so devoted to just one subject. Minecraft? Really?

there is more than just minecraft here!
there are science projects, programming tips, and I'm currently trying to start up a tf2 world!

There are many sites dedicated to just one subject all around the web. This is just one of them :)

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