Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/20 - 06/26)
Last week, we rolled out a major site-wide update on WonderHowTo, making it even easier to follow the subjects you're passionate about—and easier to share your creations with people who'll give you the kudos you deserve!
Like any major update, there will be some bugs and questions about the new design. If you've got any issues, found a glitch, or have a feature recommendation, tell us in this forum post.
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 communities.
Below are the how-to highlights from the last week, as well as any current activities going on this week in the World communities.
No one is immune to the everyday problems that life springs on us. Most of the quick-fix solutions to these dilemmas cost money—and lots of it. But not if you've got the MacGyver spirit!
Come join Christian Miller in the MacGyverisms World and help provide the World with ingenious solutions to random problems—on the cheap! Last week, Christian shared many creative MacGyver-friendly tricks, including a DIY shredded cheese catcher and automatic pepper mill.
Everyone knows that a hair dryer is best for blowdrying hair... but is it really? Yumi of Secret Tips from the Yumiverse illustrates nine other uses for your "hair" dryer. Also from last week, making wheatpaste posters and honing your sixth sense. Click on the images below to enlarge, or hit up the links directly following.
As always, there's plenty to do on our Minecraft server. This week's activities include Mgabrys' Replication Challenge, which asks you to recreate Frank Lloyd Wright's famous "Ennis House" (ends 6/26), the Weekly Challenge, which calls for your best in-game "quest" (ends 6/24), and Patrick Maguire's Redstone Competition, which wants to see your most awesome PvP trap (ends 6/28).
Also, don't miss this Saturday's Minecraft Workshop (6/23 at 1pm PST), which will be covering in detail how to overcome the gravity of sand and gravel blocks.
There are plenty of activities to participate in on the Minecraft World, as you can see above. But there are also tons of great tutorial guides for Minecraft by admin Austin Sirkin and the community. Check them all out in the links below.
The giveaway in Mad Science is still underway, with less than two weeks to enter for a chance to win some Sugru. All you've got to do is comment on the post with your ideas for using Sugru, the magical mold-anything goo.
Also in Mad Science, William gave us two very cool tutorials. One on automating your doorbell with a DIY laser tripwire system, and the other on safeguarding your valuables with a secret knock lock.
It's true, the Null Byte World is still kicking, thanks to community members like Matthew Herman, Bird andBear, and Joey Bradley; the latter just posted up a great beginner-style how-to on AppleScript.
Steve has been hard at work in his Steve_OH's Redstone, posting tons of great redstone-related content. One thing in particular to mention is his guide on gravity in Minecraft, which covers players, items, TNT, boats, carts, lava, and water. Don't miss these two articles!
There's a place for you here! There's tons of Worlds to submit content to and engage with. Looking to improve your photo editing skills? Check out the Photoshop World. Have a cool how-to on your favorite hairdo? Share it with the Hairstyling World. Got a question on what ammo you need for your newest sidearm? Ask it in the Firearms World.
There's literally a World for everyone here on WonderHowTo, so search for your community and get involved with other like-minded individuals. Can't find a World that meets your interests? Then create your own and start sharing your passion with the rest of us.
Have any questions or requests for the new design of WonderHowTo? Ask them in our official forum. You can also submit bug reports there.
Have a random question? Comment below, message me on-site, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.