Refinery29: 13 Insta Accounts To Follow If You Want To Start Making Your Own Clothes

Refinery29: 13 Insta Accounts To Follow If You Want To Start Making Your Own Clothes. “The pandemic has given us the space and time to sit down and make alterations to our existing wardrobe and create new pieces from old. Whether it’s to open up your wardrobe to plus-size possibilities, take a stand for sustainability or embrace a slower pace of life, there are countless reasons to dive in.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Best Gardening Websites & Apps for Beginners to Garden Anywhere

MakeUseOf: 5 Best Gardening Websites & Apps for Beginners to Garden Anywhere. “Whether you have a house or an apartment, these are some of the best gardening websites, ebooks, and apps to cultivate your own little green patch. When you have some extra time at home, seize the opportunity to add a little greenery. If you have a garden, you can use it to grow vegetables and herbs, or beautify it with flowers. Growing plants in apartments has been shown to improve mood and mental stability. These gardening websites and apps have something in them for both beginners and experienced gardeners to reap what they sow.”

MIT Technology Review: This man assembled his own covid antibody tests for himself and his friends

MIT Technology Review: This man assembled his own covid antibody tests for himself and his friends. “In Portland, Oregon, earlier this spring, a programmer named Ian Hilgart-Martiszus pulled out a needle and inserted it into the arm of social worker Alicia Rowe as she squinted and looked away. He was testing for antibodies to the coronavirus. He’d gathered 40 friends and friends of friends, and six homeless men too. As a former lab technician, Hilgart-Martiszus knew how to do it. Despite extensive debate over the accuracy of blood tests for coronavirus antibodies and how they should be used, by March anyone with a credit card and some savvy could order ‘research only’ supplies online and begin testing.”

Georgia Tech: Filtration Engineers Offer Advice on Do-It-Yourself Face Masks

Georgia Tech: Filtration Engineers Offer Advice on Do-It-Yourself Face Masks. “A new website (www.research.gatech.edu/rapid-response) has been created to bring together recommendations and templates for making face masks. The website provides guidance for making unsewn, sewn, glued, or 3D-printed face masks. The recommendations resulted from consulting with a team of experts in materials, chemical and mechanical engineering, filtration processes, and production design.”

ReviewGeek: The 7 Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives for Bigger (and Smaller!) Projects

ReviewGeek: The 7 Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives for Bigger (and Smaller!) Projects. “Raspberry Pi computers are inexpensive, powerful, and supported by a vast community of fans. But if your project requires hardware options that don’t exist on the Pi, then it’s time to shop for a new SBC (single board computer). Here are some of our favorites.”

CNET: New app to help fix your broken electronics is ready to scan over 450,000 devices

Drooling? ME? Perhaps slightly. CNET: New app to help fix your broken electronics is ready to scan over 450,000 devices. “Zolve, from startup Centriq, is a free app that allows you to take a photo of the product label of more than 450,000 devices, appliances, electronics, power tools and outdoor equipment. It’ll let you immediately see manuals, quick-start guides, how-to videos, warranty and manufacturer contact information, and information on replacement parts and accessories.”

Hackaday: Film Negative Viewer Has Many Positives

Hackaday: Film Negative Viewer Has Many Positives. “[Random_Canadian] recently found himself knee-deep in negatives, but wanted an easy way to weed out the mediocre memories. With this film negative viewer and converter, he can step through the pictures one by one on a big screen and decide which ones to keep.”

Analytics India: Top 10 Tools For No-code AI & ML

Analytics India: Top 10 Tools For No-code AI & ML. “Enterprises primarily rely on the two domains — artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in order to build and deploy various kinds of models for the smooth operation of their business. However, it requires programmers or data scientists with adequate knowledge of coding, which enterprises often lack. In a bid to ease such woes of the enterprises, tech giants are now open-sourcing their platforms and providing developer tools to ensure businesses can match the ongoing pace without the need for a coding expert. In this article, we list down ten such tools which can be used to develop models without being an expert in coding.”

Google Blog: Get creative with Tangi, Area 120’s latest experiment

Google Blog: Get creative with Tangi, Area 120’s latest experiment. “Last year, our small team within Area 120, Google’s lab for experimental projects, started building Tangi. It’s an experimental social video sharing app with quick DIY videos that help people learn new things every day. Tangi is where creative people can get new ideas and connect with other passionate people like them. The name is inspired by the words TeAch aNd GIve and ‘tangible’ —things you can make.”

MakeUseOf: How to Make Your Own DIY Google Cardboard VR Headset

MakeUseOf: How to Make Your Own DIY Google Cardboard VR Headset . “Smartphone-based VR headsets are all the rage, from heavy plastic units to lightweight cardboard devices. But what if you’re on a budget, or need something quicker than the mailman can deliver? The smart answer is to make your own Google Cardboard VR goggles.”

Darius Kazemi Launches Run Your Own Social Instructional Site

Darius Kazemi has put out a document/website/thing called Run your own social. From the introduction: “Since August 2018 I have run a social network site called Friend Camp for about 50 of my friends. I think Friend Camp is a really nice place, and my friends seem to agree that it has enriched our lives. I’d like to see more places like Friend Camp on the internet, and this document is my attempt to provide some practical guidance as to how you might run a social network site like this.” This is tasty and I’m figuring out a weekend I can devote to building one for patrons.

Make Tech Easier: 5 of the Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives in 2019

Make Tech Easier: 5 of the Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives in 2019. “While the Raspberry Pi ticks all the boxes with respect to performance, price, and usability, it leaves plenty of room for other boards to tweak that formula. Of late, the market has seen a release of a swathe of new boards with PC-like features. Before we discuss the Raspberry Pi alternatives, let’s take a look at the top specs of the Raspberry Pi 3 model B to give you a picture of how it compares with the competition.”