Toy catapult

kids toy catapult

Let's see how to do this simple children's catapult made with clothespins and ice cream sticks. It is intended for children. To spend some time with them building it and then playing launching different types of projectiles.

We will take the opportunity to explain different concepts and data about catapults in history and wars depending on the age of the child.


Drainer for coffee capsules

Homemade drainer for coffee pods

I'm going to teach you to do an extremely simple but very effective drainer for coffee capsules. It is so simple that I was wondering whether to do a tutorial or not, because it is not a step by step, it is a single step. But I love these day-to-day solutions that anyone can do with everyday objects.

But what is clear is that anyone who has a capsule coffee maker, in my case the Dolce Gusto, cannot throw the capsule away for various reasons. Because we pollute and because it empties little by little and the garbage drips from you.

If you are a coffee grower you may be interested in these 2 articles on how to make coffee roasters


Tricks and hacks to take photos

I find myself a Cooph's photography tricks video and pulling the thread I end up subscribing to su Youtube channel and being amazed at the simplicity of the tricks he uses and the results they obtain.

Homemade photography hacks and hacks

What it teaches us is to get incredible effects daring to try new things and with a lot of imagination. Although of course, in the end I imagine that the results obtained in the application of the same tricks used by a professional and an amateur are going to be abysmal. I suppose this would give a list of «expected / reality» that we like to see so much

And we take the opportunity to group all our DIY tutorials in the same section with 4 articles of DIY Photography, but we already have a few more tricks on the list.


How to make a homemade dehumidifier

Simple homemade, without any electronics or mechanisms. Let's do a dehumidifier to capture moisture from our closets, rooms or wherever we want.

How to make a homemade dehumidifier

We can talk about 2 types of dehumidifiers:

  • Desiccants that use silica gel
  • With compressor and condensers

Desiccant dehumidifier

We are talking about a method for small humidity, ideal for closets and closed spaces.

It is not a definitive remedy, it simply helps us to have a drier environment.

For small spaces, in containers

I don't know if you know it, but hardware stores and high-end stores sell plastic boxes that absorb moisture.


How to make your own Viking beer mug

Are you a cervercero? Well, this can not be missing in your house. And if you are not, it is the ideal gift, made with your own hands ... Let's see how to make a Viking beer mug.

The "Viking" is what the tutorial says I have not verified that the Vikings did them like that. But we take the license because it's a very, very good DIY out of Instructables.

How to make a homemade Viking beer mug

The jug is made from a wooden log and with basic tools, an ax and a knife. The wood chosen has been elderberry. When choosing wood, it is important to consider the grain and grain of the wood. So that it is not knotty wood, but rather fine-grained and with parallel veins, which will make cutting much easier.


How to make baby wipes

If you are a parent you will use the baby wipes and it is one of those things that since the tests you know that you will continue to use them forever. How to make homemade baby wipes

I bring a tutorial on how to make wet wipes, that we can use well with our baby or for domestic use. A DIY of the «caserotes».

The wipes that we have obtained are very cheap, although it will be difficult to replace the commercial ones with these, it is true that if you have run out and the stores are closed or you have gone on a trip or your baby has some kind of intolerance to chemicals found in commercial wipes, then this tutorial can come in handy for you.


How to digitize a book

Let's see how to digitize a book in a very fast and homemade way.

Digitizing a book always consists of 2 parts, the first where you get an image of the text and the second where this image is treated with a OCR, a Optical Character Recognition software

Digitize books into ebooks

Traditionally, books were scanned page by page, this is a very slow process that was complex due to the spines of the books, which curved the pages and then the OCR did not recognize the words well. ntat that many people unbound them in order to facilitate the scanning process.


How to make a 2 × 2 Rubik's cube with dice

They ask me by mail building a Rubik's cube for a class of children aged 10-11.

While I look for a solution that is worth them, I leave you this cHow to make a magnetic 2 × 2 Rubik's cube with dice.

2x2 homemade magnetic rubik's cube

Unfortunately they are not worth it because it is too expensive a solution, and having to use tools that are not suitable for their age, but perhaps it will work for you.

For those of you who have followed the blog for a long time, a magnetic rubik's cube similar but 3 × 3

As in this case there are only 8 dice, we don't have a central one that we can use as a pivot for all the others, so what we do is introduce a steel ball that will act as a ball joint to articulate the movement of the dice.


How to make a mosquito trap

It's summer and the mosquitoes don't give us a break. We'll see how to make a homemade mosquito trap very simple to make and very cheap with a plastic bottle and a CO2 based bait

Wrapping the plastic bottle with electrical tape

Well, this is an experiment. The truth is that yesterday I cheated and I won't review the results until Sunday because I don't know if it works or not. So stay tuned that I will modify the entry with the results that I get.

The trap is supposed to be based on mosquitoes are attracted to the CO2 that people give offThus, with the mixture of brown sugar dissolved in water and yeast, a greater amount of CO2 is produced, which makes it more attractive. 


How to take macro photos with mobiles and a magnifying glass

I leave you a mini-hack for take macro photos with your mobile. It's silly and you can see some evidence with a Nexus 4 and a Samsung Galaxy S2

Take macro photos with a mobile phone and a magnifying glass

As you can see, you just have to hold a magnifying glass with an elastic band. I have taken one of 30 increases that they sell in any Chinese store I think for a couple of euros

To do the tests, the Samsung Galaxy S2 I have put it in macro mode and the Nexus 4 is with automatic autofocus.