For the last few months I’ve been building what the authorities refer to as a multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle. It turns out that transforming a box of wires, motors and various doodads into something that flies – mostly from scratch – takes a hell of a lot longer than I had initially [...]

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In 2009 we created an audio slide show that we then uploaded to YouTube. We were rather taken aback when we noticed that the video now has nearly 100,000 views. But the most shocking aspect of this whole affair is the number of comments we received on our YouTube channel about how absolutely [...]

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Do you find yourself getting increasingly bored of the internet? Why not experience the information superhighway through the new lens of this do-it-yourself internet kaleidoscope, made from your company’s suggestion box? We think you’ll end up a better person for the experience.

If you’re serious about constructing one of these things for yourself, [...]

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Poster Boys Found, Part I

On January 24, 2011 By

Way back in July of 2009 we first brought you these posters by Roy Linton . After some effort, and then some more effort, we were able to locate Roy and record his memories of “Hobbit Hole Posters,” a collaboration, it turns out, between three Roys: Roy Linton Sr., his son Roy Linton [...]

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The debate about whether graffiti is art or vice-versa is a bit tedious, if you don’t mind us saying so. There are certainly instances where some young wastrel’s poorly scrawled tag amounts to little more than a dog lifting his leg on a hydrant. That said, the hideous paint-roller cover-up jobs (usually in brown [...]

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R.I.P. Street Art in COS?

On January 10, 2011 By

Back before Obama was elected with no small amount of help from street aritsts like Shepherd Fairey—creator of the now-iconic red, white and blue Obama HOPE posters —, and Ron English—creator of the Abraham Obama campaign, which made a stop locally—, Colorado Springs had something of a thriving, if not small, [...]

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Zine Garden

On August 31, 2010 By

Full of diaries, cartoons, essays, articles and poems by herself and others about everything from gender bending chickens to a primer on garlic, Sandra Knauf’s wide-eyed struggles with the earth and its bounty (or not) over the past decade make her zine approachable and highly relatable. On top of that, there’s a lot of practical gardening and urban farming wisdom to be gleaned.

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Last summer, we took you on a tour of a Buckminster Fuller-style geo-dome greenhouse made on the cheap by John Sondericker in his back yard. We went back this summer to see how it went last summer and what modifications had to be made and how it changed his cost among many other things he learned.

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The high holidays of barbecue are upon us and food correspondent Aaron Retka has brought us this recipe for a burnt offering of the first order: Vermont Pig Candy.

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(all photos by Don Goede)

Mark Modeer, owner of Zeezo’s downtown, is a master of makeup. These amazing photos are by Don Goede from two years ago at PrideFest, but you can learn a lot of tricks for whatever your Halloween mask may be.

Happy Halloween!

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Far and away one of our most popular posts, we’ve gotten so many requests for this recipe that we thought we’d post it again. Happy Monday!

OK, I suck at baking, am cheap, lazy, dumb and live at an altitude that I’m sure would make it almost impossible to bake anything if I [...]

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OK, we know this slideshow is long at 25 minutes. But there was so much interesting and useful information in this interview that we wanted to share it with you, so just think of it as an informative public radio interview with some pictures, which is what it is.

Whether you’re a new urban [...]

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Why not start small? Together at last, KRCC and the Independent Film Society of Colorado bring you: The Big Little Short Film Contest: 10 minutes, 3 months, Go! The 1st and only prize will be to have your short film or video screened at the 2010 IFSOC Indie Fest next Spring.

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The quest to build a better mouse trap has led inventors down some strange, sadistic and sometimes even beautiful design roads. The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum happens to have a fantastic collection of historical and contemporary traps. CSPM Executive Director Matt Mayberry picked out some of his favorites to share with us in [...]

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You don’t have to spit far these days to hit an urban garden. The trend, says the New York Times in THIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE about an Urban Farm in Milwaukee, has everything to do with the recession and the growing awareness of the impact that shipping food long-distance has on our climate and [...]

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OK, I suck at baking, am cheap, lazy, dumb and live at an altitude that I’m sure would make it almost impossible to bake anything if I ever bothered to try. That said, even I am capable of making this perfect, beautiful, moist, delicious, yeasty bread (with apologies to the enemies of gluten). [...]

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