Introducing DIY’s new show NEXT LEVEL - in which we go around the country helping kids build their craziest ideas.
In the first episode,we traveled to Atlanta to help a kid who calls himself Cheddar convert his old wagon into an amphibious vehicle so he can cruise on the neighborhood pond.
News from the DIY HQ: Caption/Background Contest - FORK IT!
So we introduced the idea of “forking” a while back and it’s become a sort of social currency on the site. By forking a project, a DIYer is paying the ultimate compliment to a fellow user by making iterations to their project and remaking it into something that they can call their own.
We’re constantly planting seeds in the community and trying to promote this type of behavior so that forking becomes a common form of interaction on the site. Forking is not purely social, it also inspires kids to get creative and make something that they might never have thought to try. Lately, we’ve been playing around with our green screen and created our first #capcon contest, encouraging makers to have some fun with photoshop. Hilarious submissions are rolling and we’re amazed at how our growing community is responding, click here to check out some of the awesome projects.
ALL NEW DIY APP: http://bit.ly/11Z2VGg:
- Touch-to-capture videos in a new fun way
- Record videos with both front facing and back facing cameras
- New vertical user interface
- Watch and favorite your friends videos from the app
- DIYTV, the a place for our favorite short videos
- Browse and view skill challenges fast and easily
Hey Everyone -
I started Those Who Make a year ago as a blog that I planned to post on every now and then. When the number of followers started to surpass the 1500 mark, I decided that I would put in the effort and get one video/interview up a day. To say it bluntly - I love handmade goods made by makers. I am constantly inspired by individuals who have decided to spend their livelihoods making a product from start to finish. I admire these people and I find it important to share my discovery of them with others. Although I’m also a maker, I find myself really enjoying the hunt and curation that goes into this blog. I’ve devoted a lot of time to hunting for and finding videos + makers to interview for this blog. And I’ve done this not only for my own curiosity, but for the entertainment of you, the audience. I find this blog to be a win/win because you not only get quality entertainment, but it helps to spread a good message which is “support your local makers” - they exist, they’re out there! And typically these makers value quality + they’re passionate, and I find that to be admirable and important. To give you a rough estimate (just based on a quick online search) - over 16,000 videos are uploaded to Vimeo everyday - and you can only imagine how many of those videos are actually pleasant to watch - it takes time to find the videos I post, to rifle through all the poor image quality and noisy mics, to find videos that are cinematic and showcase a passionate maker.
In these situations, you may see someone asking you to donate to a Paypal account if you enjoy the service. I’m a little old school in a sense that I still find it enjoyable to get something tangible for your money. And while I’m at it, I would love to be able to collaborate with + bring business to makers, which allows me to bring you products that are awesome and spread a good message. And that’s my business plan for the site - to not just ask for donations, but to give business to makers which as a result allows me to give you awesome products; in addition to continuing to bring you quality entertainment in terms of videos, interviews and perhaps even a podcast in the near future.
If i can get just 180 of you to pitch $5 to this Kickstarter project - you’ll get stickers that say “support your local makers” that you can stick on your car/notebook/a bathroom stall/sidewalk/pizza place/wedding hall/where ever you deem apropriate + a handwritten note saying “you’re awesome” maybe even a doodle of a heart with the words “you+me” in the middle of it - AND I’ll be able to give a letterpress printer some business and get some awesome letterpress prints made!
a boys name is shut up. his teacher asked him his name and he said “shut up”