This is what a whale looks like with its mouth open and when it sleeps.

1 year ago 89 notes

Photos from the DIY Spring Retreat 2013

The DIY Team spent the past week hanging out in Bolinas, CA where we built and raced box car derbies, discussed plans for the new DIY Headquarters, explored the beautiful hiking trails along the coast of California, and generally relaxed and enjoyed being off the grid (ok, not totally ;) ).  It’s been a great week and we’re now back in the office as wide-eyed as ever and ready to build out our plans for the future of DIY.

1 year ago 39 notes

Bio-Observer" by Maker horseboy on DIY.

A description of the project from the Maker: 

bottles reused for caterpillars. theywill make cocoons to live through winter. in spring i will put them outside and i hope they will still be there and become butterflies. the bottles are cut in two and the top is put upside down in the bottom. there is earth in the bottom and the leaves of the plant that these caterpillars eat. i have three bottles, they are 3 different butterflies so 3 different kinds of plants. my mum helped me look up the kinds of caterpillars on a special website and i looked on wikipedia to find out more about the host plants.

1 year ago 19 notes

Become a Tracker

Trackers read the stories that animals write as they move across the land. The depth of a pawprint, the angle of a broken twig, the splatter of a puddle – these are the patterns that a Tracker deconstructs. The easiest way to start tracking is to identify a set of tracks. Consult a tracking guide and cross reference it with the species known to be in your area. 

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1 year ago 82 notes