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 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.
MakeUseOf: 5 Sites to Find DIY Crafts and Projects for Kids and Teens. “Whether you’re the parent of a teen or a younger child, you need to complement their book-based education with hands-on projects. These free websites have a collection of DIY crafts and projects for kids of all ages.”
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.”
ZDNet: How to build a temporary green screen YouTube studio. The how-to is in the video, but the article accompanying the video is extensive. “One 10-minute client video we produced prior to YouTube cost thousands of dollars for bandwidth fees alone, and that was for just a few hundred views. Back then, you really couldn’t do broad-reaching video without a big budget. But now, because YouTube has removed the bandwidth budget from the equation, anyone can make and distribute a video. As we all know, millions of people do just that. Because so many people are producing videos (as well as social media posts), the cost of the gear for producing video has come down as well.”
Kevin Kelly: The Best Maker YouTube Channels. “Forget TV, movies, Netflix; I spend most of my discretionary media time watching YouTube tutorials. I go to them whenever I need to learn anything, and in particular when I need to make or repair anything. Nothing appears missing in the YouTubeverse. The most obscure esoteric subject, item, skill, technique, problem will have five videos dedicated to it. At least one will be good.”
Google Blog: Helping you find useful information fast on Search. “Imagine you’re remodeling your kitchen, and you want information about how quartz compares to granite for your new countertops. Sure, Google can tell you what quartz and granite are, but that’s perhaps not what you had in mind. Chances are you’re hoping to learn more about the differences in cost, benefits, and durability of each, and may be looking for guidance on other subtopics to explore. For these types of queries, we’re introducing a new way to get you to relevant information fast and help you get a glimpse of multiple aspects of a topic with a single search.”