Using a Kinect as an Infrared Camera

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The Kinect is a peripheral for the Xbox 360 console that allows a user to interact with the Xbox 360 without touching a controller. A general description of the Kinect is that it is a depth camera. This means that you can place objects in front of it, and it... Read more »

Guitar Bag

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There are countless ways to show your personality through crafts. It’s easy to create beyond the traditional and come up with something truly unique. Instead of sewing a bag that can simply carry your stuff, you can come up with something that reflects who you are. This guitar bag does... Read more »

Country Gent Tweed Coat

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This project is excerpted from Canine Couture by Lilly Shahravesh (St. Martin’s Griffin). My dogs love this traditional tweed coat for weekends in the country when the weather is crisp. Short-haired breeds and older dogs, in particular, benefit from an extra layer to keep them warm in winter. This coat’s... Read more »

Fringy Loom-Woven Pillow

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For the budding weaver, a rigid heddle loom is affordable and easy to use. To make this woven pillow, you’ll use one color of yarn for the threads on the loom (the warp), and another color to weave with (the weft). To accent your pillow you’ll use a bundle of... Read more »

Necktie Glasses Case

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A thrift store necktie is the perfect raw material for a carrying case: it’s elegant and comes with its own padding to protect your valuables. Plus, you need only a few minutes and a little hand-sewing to whip one up. Although this project shows you how to make a case... Read more »

Vibrating Pillow

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By Annie Shao and Rachel McConnell There are pillows that look good, and there are pillows that feel good. For those inclined to add a little buzz to their home décor, try making this fun vib-illow. Take an arcade push button, a couple of batteries, and a cellphone vibrator and... Read more »