If you’re a high-tech maker, handy tinkerer, inspiring inventor or hobbyist, having your own 3D Printer at home will enable you to unleash your creativity.

Be the hero of the house by being able to repair things for a fraction of the cost of having to buy replacement parts.
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3D printing is changing architecture and design. Autodesk is a free and easy-to-use software for hobbyists who feel like making super cool stuff and DIY projects from their 3D models. Open-source designs and 3D printing are changing manufacturing on you. These 3d printing machines are finicky, difficult to operate, and expensive right now, but not for long! The price will come down and someone will create an easy-to-use 3D printer, and with a click or two we’re off into the 3D-printed future.

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The Top 5 Hobbies For Seniors

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Building model cars is for the crafty, patient retiree. It's lots of fun and inspiring as projects come together. Those are the top 5 pastimes listed by Retirement Hobbies. Here are some other great hobbies for seniors as listed by

Seniors find new ‘Life’ at Mt. Zion center – Winston-Salem Chronicle

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Residents at The Argyle in Denver, Colorado are welcomed to participate in a range of fun social and physical activities, such as exercise classes, potluck meals, bingo, card games, movies and special occasion parties. Transportation to other locations is also available upon request. For years The Argyle Park in Denver has been a part of the surrounding community, conveniently situated in a quiet neighborhood, right around the corner from shopping and medical facilities. The building is even located on a central bus line for easy transportation, allowing residents to maintain an independent senior lifestyle.

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If you live in a winter climate like I do, you’re finding yourself stuck with indoor activities right now, so I’m going to name ten things I enjoy doing for little or no cost in the winter.These are all things that I fill my time with indoors, and each of them has little or no cost.

I don’t expect you’ll enjoy all of these. Instead, I suggest reading all of these and trying one or two of them (or more, if you like). Everyone is different and everyone has different passions.

Play a board or card game
First of all, if you associate board games and card games with endless, boring games of Monopoly from your youth, you’re missing out. Monopoly was first published in an early version in 1910. Comparing Monopoly to a modern board game is like comparing a Model T to a Lexus.

Try playing a more modern board game, like Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride. Look for a local hobby shop in your area and ask for a demonstration of the game if you don’t have access to a copy, just to see if you enjoy it. Board games can make for a great holiday gift.

If nothing else, a standard $1 deck of playing cards can provide lots and lots of gaming. You can play poker, euchre, pitch, bridge, rummy… the list goes on and on. There are also many, many solitaire games to play.

Read (or re-read) a book
My shelves have quite a few great unread books sitting on them, right next to a big pile of some of the greatest books I’ve ever read. There are few better ways to burn a few hours than to read a great book.

If you don’t have any books available to you, visit your local library. There are thousands upon thousands of books available there for free borrowing.

I could list hundreds of books that I’ve enjoyed over the years. The key, though, is to find something you enjoy, whether it’s something challenging or a complete page-turner. READ MORE> http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Simple-Dollar/2011/1202/Ten-free-winter-activities

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Photography is one of the hobbies that people can pick up and learn fairly easily. Some people have the impression that there is a trick to taking great pictures. There are some different elements you need to consider in order to both enjoy photography as a hobby, and take great pictures. The fact is, with a little knowledge and some practice, wonderful pictures are a click away. There is nothing more enjoyable than capturing pictures of wonderful moments and images and sharing them with others.

In order to pursue photography as a hobby, you first need to learn some of the techniques and skills associated with it. You need to gather the different materials needed as well. Some suggestions for people who are starting photography as hobby include:

* Familiarize yourself with topics that interest you so that you understand the topic you wish to photograph

* Consider investing in either an automatic focus camera, or a self-focusing SLR camera.

* For people who choose nature as a subject of their photography, it is important to consider the location of the pictures they take. Making sure the sun will not affect the picture in undesired ways, and positioning yourself behind the sun so that the light will create clearer shots is important.

* When you first start taking pictures, you may want to practice by taking pictures around your own home. You may even take great pictures of unplanned or unexpected moments!

* You may wish to use a tripod in order to achieve pictures that are steady, and you can produce great images when you use the right angles! Paying attention to the shape, position, and size of the subject you are photographing is important as well.

* In the absence of sunlight, artificial light may be needed. The camera you are using may have a flash, but sometimes the light from it may not be enough to create a clear image.

Citation: Disabled World News – Photography is a hobby people can learn fairly easily especially with our tips and tricks for taking great photos and pictures: http://www.disabled-world.com/entertainment/hobby/photography/#ixzz26x75NskB

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Music and singing are among the world’s most popular hobbies.

 

If you want to know about instruments that are commonly used in many places worldwide, according to some surveys, the ten most popular are the piano, the guitar, the violin, the viola, the cello, the electric guitar, drums, the flute, the clarinet, and the piccolo.

One reason the piano may be so popular is it works so well with a variety of musical genres. Experts use if for country, rock, pop, jazz, and classical. You may even have a favorite player who does your kind of music on the piano. A good player can play several chords in harmony, creating a pleasing sound. Because a player only has to use his or her fingers, and occasionally a foot, is not as tiring as some other instruments. For instance, one may tire more quickly playing a trumpet.

Guitars are also very popular, with the instrument being more recognized than any other in some areas of the United States and Western Europe. As with a piano, a guitar is used by those who want to play many types of music including country, blues, folk, rock, mariachi, tejano, and others. Another reason for the popularity a guitar may be that a novice can learn to play many chords in only hours. There are also many kinds of sounds one can play including loud, soft, harsh, loud, and tender.

http://www.callistomusica.com/2011/09/26/most-popular-musical-instruments/

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In the digital age, we have more hobbies and interests available than ever. Even our favorite pastimes like reading books and watching television have changed. The Internet. Social media. Digital photography. What’s next for you?

For a long list of modern alternatives, take a look at this list: http://www.notsoboringlife.com/list-of-hobbies/

What is your short list for 2012 and beyond?

 

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If these are the top 50 hobbies in the world, what are your top five?

Reading
Watching TV
Family Time
Going to Movies
Fishing
Computer
Gardening
Renting Movies
Walking
Exercise
Listening to Music
Entertaining
Hunting
Team Sports
Shopping
Traveling
Sleeping
Socializing
Sewing
Golf
Church Activities
Relaxing
Playing Music
Housework
Crafts
Watching Sports
Bicycling
Playing Cards
Hiking
Cooking
Eating Out
Dating Online
Swimming
Camping
Skiing
Working on Cars
Writing
Boating
Motorcycling
Animal Care
Bowling
Painting
Running
Dancing
Horseback Riding
Tennis
Theater
Billiards
Beach
Volunteer Work

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After soundly beating my buddy in a game of chess, I got excited to do a little research on some of my hobbies. Enjoy!

Chess Openings: Sicilian Defense

The Sicilian Defense is widely considered the best defense against white’s e4 opening move. Here we discuss various lines in the sicilian defense and key concepts to consider when you play the sicilian. Make sure to check out more great chess content…

fish on.: Ole Ray!

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The past two days Tony and I guided a group of guys on some morning fly fishing trips. We have been getting started early to beat the heat and the fishing has been great. Once the sun gets up high the bite has been slowing

Trials Riding on Killer rocks in Moab – Jeremy VanSchoonhoven

This video features my good friend Jeremy VanSchoonhoven. He was a finalist last year on America’s Got Talent! He is a professional Trial Bike rider. He performs all over the world. And you can book him for an event through his manager. Here is her c…

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Making Heirloom Jewelry

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Making Heirloom Jewelry. Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Episode 6. by Rena Klingenberg. What makes jewelry heirloom-quality, and a look at three heirloom jewelry items from my great-grandmother.

Tropical Turquoise Bracelet: Mokume Gane – Jewelry Making Journal

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by Lorraine Vogel. (Delray Beach, Florida). This bracelet is made of polymer clay. The turquoise, blue, black and white pattern is created using the mokume gane technique of layering clay, stamping it and then shaving off the stamped

Handmade Jewellery Making Design Pendant Temprell

Commissioned handmade pendant in silver, 22.60ct blue topaz, pearls supplied by customer. Any piece of jewellery can be repaired, re-modelled, handmade or designed on CAD using matrix. All work is carried out on the premises by our team of jewellery …

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