You’ve got love simple hacks like this one that give you access to a tool you don’t otherwise have or can’t afford. Adam Fleisch modified a $5 Harbor Freight airgun and a .77 fitting and used a soda bottle to create a super-cheap but what appears to be effective sandblasting gun. VIDEOThe only really futzy part was cutting in the 1/2″ feed trough in the blower tube using a grinding wheel. But that can be easily done.
Before there was Jimmy DiResta, Becky Stern, Izzy Swan, April Wilkerson, John Edgar Park, and countless other popular and industrious YouTube project makers, there was Claude Paillard. When we first came across this amateur French radio engineer’s sole video, 11 years ago, we were seriously charmed. And deeply inspired. In this 17-minute, unnarrated how-to, Claude shows you all of the steps in fabricating a vacuum tube radio triode.
When my son (now 30) was growing up in the late 80s and 90s, surrounded by new and powerful personal tech tools, I saw a kind of assumed efficacy in him that I found hopeful. Armed with the inspiration he had to create a digital animation with sound effects and music, or to make art to fax to people, or to build a drawing robot (with me) out of Legos and LOGO, he did not hesitate. To paraphrase Yoda: He was all do, no try.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".