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DIY

Do it Yourself: self reliance beats alienation.


Themes related to DIY include alienation,
self-sufficiency / self-reliance.



recent DIY posts

DIY projects education for children

TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk, she shares how nontraditional workshops like hers can change the perception of technology and inspire students to participate in creating it.  easy_diy_projects_for_kid_engineers   Educational video to inspire creative imagination … Continue reading DIY projects education for children The post DIY projects education for children appeared first on pjf.

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books, children, DIY, documentary, education, engineering, video,
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Build a bird box for native bird conservation

How to make a birdbox An experienced woodworker shows how to build your own smart bird box. birdbox design to benefit wildlife Sussex (UK) Wildlife Trust member, Laura Brook, explains the pros and cons of different bird box designs and materials for several wild bird species. tags: biodiversity, conservation, DIY, environment, gardens, video, wildlife The post Build a bird box for native bird conservation appeared first on pjf.

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biodiversity, conservation, DIY, environment, gardens, video, wildlife,
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building a robust hen house on a budget

A hen house I made a couple of years ago. The raised floor is damp proof and rat proof, and it has done a good job.  The uprights are 2″ x 2″, 6″ x 1″ boards for the floor and base, 2″ x 1″ for everything else. The timber is tanalised, except the floor which … Continue reading building a robust hen house on a budget The post building a robust hen house on a budget appeared first on pjf.

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chickens, creativity, DIY, photos, poultry, self-sufficiency,
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computerised cars and alienation

I’ve lost count of the number of people I know who have bought a new car, polished it daily for a few months, then began to lose interest. Things get even worse when such cars, less than a year old, start to develop baffling symptoms, and limp home at low speed with warning symbols on … Continue reading computerised cars and alienation The post computerised cars and alienation appeared first on pjf.

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alienation, consumerism, DIY, individual, internet, transport, video,
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Make your own LED lights

Having depressed everyone with part 1 of institutional corruption, and hopefully instilled a little hope with the excellent work of Professor Lawrence Lessig, here’s an example of the other side of the coin.An educated democratic population can gain considerable freedom from the corporate/banking/consumer world by making your own goods.    A particularly satisfying example is … Continue reading Make your own LED lights The post Make your own LED lights appeared first on pjf.

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banking, DIY, electronics, institutional mind, LED, photos, physics,
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