DIYer Ogel made a blog post about the process of designing his laser-cut patch display system. Read more.

6 months ago 105 notes

Ogel’s Patch Display, $10

These awesome laser-cut cardboard displays can be tiled on your wall to show all the patches you earn. One special touch, a precut hole makes it easy to hang on a nail or tack.

Special Trivia!  These were invented and produced by DIY member Ogel.

6 months ago 254 notes

A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It… Mind BLOWN.

If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesn’t paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft.

He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever. More here.

Source: ViralNova

6 months ago 973 notes

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.

9 months ago 21 notes