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Quarantine Cooking: An Introduction to Stew   Though the art of Stewmaking has few rules, any stew worth remembrance is likely a tight balance of vegetables, herbs/spices, liquid, fat, and sodium. Making good stew is a simmery sensation understood in kitchens across the world. Interested in learning to stew? Let me help you. Let’s start with vegetables. Just about any vegetable can be stewed, but some of the...

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While not all of us have access to embroidery machines, there is an alternative to making patches: sew them by hand! There are some materials you will need to have for this tutorial including: embroidery backing, cloth (fabric), iron, an embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, a needle, heat bond, and your image.    Now that you know what you will need, we’ll get into the steps:   First, have...

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We have raised over $35,000 in crowdfunding and have received a $25,000 grant. So far we’ve made 30,000 face shields and plan on buying $60,000 in PET-G (plastic for the shields) which will make 68,000 shields.     Our maker community has made this possible, along with the help of the City of Chicago and the Department of Public Health. GetmePPE Chicago has helped us identify Hospitals...

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Hello everyone! With this quarter moving to being remote, many professors and students alike are looking to move to online platforms such as Discord for discussion and to stay connected. One of the great benefits of using Discord is bots! Discord Bots are used to make day to day action in your server easier!   Bots can be programmed to play music, send messages and assign roles...

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How to Make A Fabric Mask   Items needed: 1 Bias tape Jig (contact us to get one!) 1 Pleating jig (contact us to get one!) 1 pattern   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IcNImiYy8oKqauyKGso5hcDRjkgM3YFfxHZq5LGknwM/edit?usp=sharing  Sewing materials (thread, a sewing machine, scissors) An iron 100% cotton (If it is for non medical use, you can use the fabric from an old Tshirt!) For reference: 1 yard of fabric yields about 4 masks   Resources: How to...

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This is a tutorial on how to build weights for at-home exercise. All project materials will be available in stores that are open during the stay-at-home order, such as Lowes or Home Depot.   With so many facilities being closed and closures of campuses, students are more likely now than ever before to become sedentary. As a result, remaining physically active should be a priority because it...

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Spring is an ideal time to give our plants new homes when they have outgrown their old ones. It is also good to do once every couple years to provide the plant with more nutrients. For seedlings it is crucial to allow for more and quicker growth into a mature plant that produces vegetables and herbs for us to eat. You will need: Soil New containers ...

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  Next time you go on your daily government approved walk, bring a small container to collect pebbles, moss and sandy dirt under the moss you collect. This is a garden idea for those that do not have green thumbs or want plants but do not have time/space etc for them as moss requires little care and is beautiful. This is also a fun idea to...

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  We've added another Eventbrite for our next resource kit: Mask Headbands!   When wearing a mask all day, the elastic straps of medical masks can rub away at the skin around ears creating an entry point for infection. In order to help protect our healthcare workers we would like to create headbands that move the points of contact from behind sensitive ears to buttons, therefore preventing discomfort...

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