Here you will find links to a variety of websites offering DIY instruction of all kinds, but especially in the areas of technology experimentation, design, and physical media. These are good places to check first if you need to know how to make some component of a larger work but you never had any training in that particular skill set. Even if you don’t end up making it yourself, you’ll be better prepared to talk to someone who can.

Instructables : great source for plans and step-by-step instructions for all kinds of projects

Make : instructions for DIY technology

Ponoko : a site dedicated to laser-cutting and modular systems

Readymade: more DIY ranging from craft to design to tech

YourGreenDream : how-to for projects using solar, hydro, wind, tidal, geothermal or other green power; has a good beginner’s guide to electricity : instructions for setting up a photo studio and lots of tips & tricks of the trade; especially good for low-cost solutions

d.i.y. public art : a wealth of information for artists embarking on public art projects

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