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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

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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

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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 was recycled (found in a skip!). I used plywood for the roof, covered in felt, but coated in bitumen first. related: chickens, DIY,

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