Different ways of cooking an omelette

Adam Savage from Mythbusters show Will from Tested.com how he usually cook omelettes, and Traci Des Jardins (tracidesjardins.com) demonstrates two ways restaurants make them in this very interesting and educational video.

Where to find inexpensive materials and parts

This is an extremely educational talk by Adam Savage from Mythbusters and Will and Norm from Tested.com about where and how to get cheap materials and parts. We all know how expensive crafting can be if you buy all your materials from crafting stores, but there are ways to find inexpensive, or even free, materials and parts. We strongly recommend that you watch this video, it will save you a lot of money!

Come fly with us, come fly, come fly away…

As a promotion idea, we created a mini DIY projects that you can download, print out and fold into an awesome boomerang paper airplane! Why make a normal airplane that you have to run after every time you throw it, when you could make a plane that returns to you? Here what it will look like when it’s done:

Boomerang paper airplane

 

In order to print this mini DIY project out, you need to download the following image files:

Top side picture

Bottom side picture

You can right-click on these links and choose “Save link as..” or simply click on them and when the image pops up, right-click on the image and choose “Save image as..”, either way works. Make sure that your computer or printer doesn’t shrink this images when it’s printed, or the plane will not work. The image is ment to reach all the way out to the papers edge, so no margins here. On a normal home printer, there will be a blank space around the edge of the paper, but don’t worry, we have designed it so it wont be noticeable.

You may have to experiment a little with your printer so that the two sides are correctly aligned, the flaps on the wing must be located towards the same edge on both sides. Good luck!

A special thanks to Adrian Lopez who have has made many video tutorials on how to fold paper airplanes. We tried many different “boomerang plane” designs, but ended up choosing Adrian Lopez‘s design because it is easy to fold, and works great! The fact that Adrian Lopez makes very intuitive video tutorials that is easy to follow was just icing on the cake. Check out his channel on YouTube, or check out his specific tutorial on how to fold this “Boomerang airplane”.

Let your geek flag fly!

Proud of being a geek? Worried people doesn’t notice your geekiness? Well look no further, Crafters University has the solution for you! With this handy-dandy pocket protector, you can have a clean and organized breast pocket, but also let everybody know that you are a supergeek! It’s easy to make and best of all, its FREE! So what are you waiting for, download the template here, print it out, cut it, fold it, tape or glue it and your done! No one will ever mistake you for a jock again, we promise!

Pocketprotector

Meet us at DIY Days Gothenburg!

Crafters University is going to DIY Days Gothenburg this weekend! We will have our very own table where you can watch videos online, and we also have a special mini project planned. Come and visit us at DIY Days!

Quote from the DIY Days Gothenburg site:

“A gathering for those who create

diy days is coming to Gothenburg January 18th – 19th, 2014.

It is 2 FREE days to learndo & share, followed by a hackathon and game jam at Collaboratory. The theme is Future Cities -Sustainable and Playful Design with focus on Water. Experience talks, workshops, networking, social good, & play.

There will be prototyping sessions for innovations around the theme, a game track with talks about gender roles and games as art, workshops to create art works, innovations, fashion, and much more. The Collaboratory in Gothenburg will then host a hackathon and game jam to work with the prototypes and also curate projects all year around. There will be contests for project support. We work with co-creation, game mechanics and storytelling to create social change and innovative experiences.”