19 Projects To Do Outdoors While You Need The Distraction

With extra time at home, we’re seeing an incredible amount of gardens and yard projects popping up all over social media. The weather is right, and surely we can all use something give us even a momentary distraction from Covid-19. Why not get out in the sun, feel the dirt on your hands, and make […]

Continue Reading

Monitor Soil Moisture With An ESP8266 And A Hygrometer

In this article we will take the first step towards developing an intelligent system aimed at monitoring and controlling soil moisture in plants and plantations.

Continue Reading

Toilet Paper Alternatives and Other Self-Sufficiency Home Projects To Quickly Keep Your Family Fed and Entertained

Store and grocery shelves might be lightly stocked at the moment, but there are often DIY alternatives for the missing necessities. Here are things to make and do to help keep yourself going as we shelter in place.  Kitchen Yeast: In stores and online, it’s become hard to find bread yeast (and flour, rice, dried […]

Continue Reading

Give Your Plants Some Emotion With A.P.E.X.

I talk to my plants. Maybe I’m crazy, but I suspect that many of you do this too. In this project, you may be able to give your plants the ability to emote back just a little bit. A.P.E.X. is basically just a moisture sensor with some emojis as a display. It isn’t overly complicated, […]

Continue Reading

Weekend Watch: Welcome to Shedlandia

Make: contributor Andrew Lewis builds a little dream homestead and brings us along for the ride.

Continue Reading

Weekend Watch: Cheap Homesteading

A Canadian homesteading couple chronicles their journey in sustainable living.

Continue Reading