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Pwdr’s Open-Source Technology Could Enable Full-Color 3D-Printing

Pwdr’s Open-Source Technology Could Enable Full-Color 3D-Printing

A project by a student at the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) has resulted in an open-source 3D-printing technology that could enable four-color printing, according to medical-device designer

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How to Make Your Own Fun Stamps Out of Recycled Wine Corks

How to Make Your Own Fun Stamps Out of Recycled Wine Corks

Are you a loving, crafty parent who also enjoys a glass of wine here and there? If so, we have a wonderful DIY tutorial that shows how easy it is to turn those mounting corks into fun, colorful and above

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Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

There is a wonderful little place in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya where you can have a cup of coffee and laser-cut your own design. Called Fab Café — which stands for both fabulous and fabrication —

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Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

If you are tired of having the same IKEA furniture as all your friends, this great building kit might be your way out of that carbon copy world. Low-cost, portable and easy to use, Loose Joints by Dutch

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InMoov is an Open-Source Humanoid Robot You Can Make With a 3D Printer

InMoov is an Open-Source Humanoid Robot You Can Make With a 3D Printer

Gael Langevin, a French sculptor and model-maker, is developing a design for an open-source humanoid robot that you can make with your own 3D printer. Langevin calls his robot InMoov, and he is making

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Erika Drake’s Recycled Plastic Bag Stool Calls Attention to the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Erika Drake’s Recycled Plastic Bag Stool Calls Attention to the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Designer and artist Hongtao Zhou worked with his Hawaiian student Erika Drake to fix a broken stool by reinforcing it with recycled plastic bags! The duo wrapped bag tissues around the broken joinery like

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How to Make DIY Outdoor Lanterns from Recycled Tin Cans in Seven Easy Steps

How to Make DIY Outdoor Lanterns from Recycled Tin Cans in Seven Easy Steps

With summer quickly approaching, it's time to dust off the patio furniture, fire up the grill, and start spending a lot more time outdoors. Over at Inhabitots, we've shared some detailed instructions for

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How To Start an Odor-Free Freezer Compost Bin as a City or Small Space Dweller

How To Start an Odor-Free Freezer Compost Bin as a City or Small Space Dweller

Okay, so you won't actually be composting in your freezer, but your freezer can provide a great space to store your compost scraps before you drop them off at your local green market or with someone

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The Filabot: Desktop Machine Turns Recyclable Plastics Into Filament for 3D Printers

The Filabot: Desktop Machine Turns Recyclable Plastics Into Filament for 3D Printers

Now that desktop 3D printers are more affordable and compact, the world of DIY fabrication is quickly transforming the way we produce durable goods. Yet the filaments that 3D printers use to assemble

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3D Systems’ New CubeX 3D Printer Can Print Objects as Big as a Basketball

3D Systems’ New CubeX 3D Printer Can Print Objects as Big as a Basketball

3D Systems launched a new 3D printer at the 2013 CES, which boasts “the largest print volume in its category,” according to an announcement from the firm. Called the CubeX, the printer is able to

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Daniel Gray’s Rainbow Igloo Is a Colorful Backyard Retreat Made from 500 Bricks of Ice

Daniel Gray’s Rainbow Igloo Is a Colorful Backyard Retreat Made from 500 Bricks of Ice

Leaving warm and sunny New Zealand for a Canadian winter is not something that one dreams of when they think of taking a break. But when engineering student Daniel Gray found himself visiting his

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Portabee Launches Portable, Robust, Affordable 3D Printer for Under $500

Portabee Launches Portable, Robust, Affordable 3D Printer for Under $500

The Portabee is a portable, robust, affordable 3D printer that is targeting a game-changing price point under $500. The team has drawn upon their vast wealth of reprap heritage to create a simple,

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DIY: Make Your Own Popstar-Shaped Earbud Holders Using These Pop Wrap Templates

DIY: Make Your Own Popstar-Shaped Earbud Holders Using These Pop Wrap Templates

Pop Wrap are DIY popstar-shaped earbud and cable organizers that you can make yourself using one of these downloadable templates designed by Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini. Choose

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Inhabitat’s Top 6 DIY Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top 6 DIY Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Just as we predicted back 2011, 2012 saw even more people rolling up their sleeves and embracing DIY culture, and we're honored that so many of you came to Inhabitat as a resource for some of these

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HOW TO: Swap, Sell or Steal Your Way to the Holiday Gift You Really Wanted

HOW TO: Swap, Sell or Steal Your Way to the Holiday Gift You Really Wanted

You dropped hints, posted on your Facebook wall and even flat out told your relatives exactly what you wanted for your holiday gift, but sadly, you still ended up getting a Snuggie. But wait! Before you

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MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed a flexible dog space by using his trademark recycled cardboard tubes (attached with two wires) that can be turned from a bed, to a swing, to a maze, and even a

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DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

If you love wrapping and opening wrapped gifts but hate the resulting pile of wasted paper, then you might want to check out this awesome DIY post. We have compiled a list of clever ways to recycle the

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DIY: 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts!

DIY: 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts!

  1. Ornament Terrarium Spruce up boring glass ornaments by turning them into terrariums. You can use any clear glass ornament that has a removable hanger. We suggest repurposing an old

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Learn How To Maximize Your South-Facing Windows to Grow Food All Winter

Learn How To Maximize Your South-Facing Windows to Grow Food All Winter

As I write this, I'm chewing on a spicy little arugula seedling that I grew from within the last couple of weeks. Considering that it’s -15C outside right now where I am, and there’s a good 3” of

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6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

According to Earth911.com, “As much as half of the 85 million tons of paper products Americans consume every year goes toward packaging, wrapping and decorating goods… [and] wrapping paper and

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DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

Powder spices on spoons image via Shutterstock What you’ll need: A big bottle/vat of extra virgin olive oil A large measuring cup with a spout Pretty bottles Dried herbs and spices as

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DIY Gift Idea: 10 Recipes You Can Gift in Jars

DIY Gift Idea: 10 Recipes You Can Gift in Jars

What you’ll need: Clean, lidded jars in assorted sizes The dry ingredients as per your recipe A list of the wet ingredients needed for each recipe (to send along with the jar) Ribbons, bows,

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Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

If your beloved bike broke and you are left with some spare parts, here is a cool project to keep your old friend useful and close to your heart. Designed by Nottingham Trent University's graduate Oliver

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Black Friday: The World Tells You to Shop, We Ask You to Stop

Black Friday: The World Tells You to Shop, We Ask You to Stop

Have you already started to become a bit stressed about all the Christmas shopping you have to do? Do you feel pressured to shop with money you don’t have, rather saving it or using it for something

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Phantom Geometry 3D Printing Innovation Wins SCI-Arc’s Gehry Prize

Phantom Geometry 3D Printing Innovation Wins SCI-Arc’s Gehry Prize

Liz and Kyle von Hasseln, students at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), have won the school's newly established Gehry Prize, reports Archinect News. The Hasselns, a

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Michael Hannaford Crafts Unique Utensils From Recycled Glass Bottles

Michael Hannaford Crafts Unique Utensils From Recycled Glass Bottles

UK-based designer Michael Hannaford has created a green set of serving utensils made from upcycled glass spirit bottles. Dubbed Spoonboozer, the set is refined, strong, and it reuses resources, making it

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DIY: Make a Homemade Organic Apple Pie with Butter Crust for the Holidays!

DIY: Make a Homemade Organic Apple Pie with Butter Crust for the Holidays!

Thanksgiving is just days away and, for those of you with unfinished menus, we have a delicious organic apple pie recipe that is guaranteed to make your guests swoon.  It's especially important to buy

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DIY: How To Make A Terrarium In A Recycled Glass Jar

DIY: How To Make A Terrarium In A Recycled Glass Jar

The winter season has most people spending more time huddled up indoors -- so use the opportunity to get crafty and make a terrarium to bring the outdoors in! Comforting and cheerful to behold and easy to

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