Teflon Wallet

I’m going through another minimalist phase, and one of the things that’s been bugging me a lot lately is how swollen my wallet has become with all the gift cards, froyo punch cards, random trash, etc. I emptied out my wallet, only to find it didn’t really get that much thinner or smaller, because of how massive just the wallet leather is. I started looking around online for a thinner alternative more compatible with my newfound minimalism, and ran across this Instructable for making a paper wallet. I was really taken with how compact and simple the paper wallet manages to be, while still being functional and a viable way of carrying cash, credit cards, and identifaction around.

I made myself one of the paper wallets as shown in the Instructable, but realized after a few days of use that it would not last long in an abrasive jeans pocket, and would be absolutely wrecked at the first sign of moisture. I took a brief survey of the paper items around my room which could be more suitable materials for a wallet, and found that I had some USPS Priority Mail envelopes, which are made of a pretty heavy-duty teflon. Here’s a quick overview of how I put the wallet together using the envelope: Continue reading “Teflon Wallet”


GoPro Hero HD 960 Interface Cheat Sheet

As almost everyone who’s used a GoPro can probably attest to, they’re amazing little cameras with a completely impossible user interface. I can’t count the number of times I’ve needed to change some setting but couldn’t for the life of me remember how, and of course the user manual was long gone.

I made some GoPro cheat sheets that I printed out and then taped to the box where I store the GoPros, so that it’ll always be close at hand when I need it. I’ve even folded up one of the smaller ones and inserted it behind the camera in the waterproof case so it’s easy to get to if I need it on the go.

I’ve posted the cheat sheet I put together here, in case it’s useful to someone else. There’s a pocket sized 4×2″ version (GoPro HD Hero Cheat Sheet 4x2inch), and a larger, easier to read 7×2″ version (GoPro HD Hero Cheat Sheet 7x4inch), both in .pdf format. I’ve also posted the excel file I used to create them (GoPro HD Hero Cheat Sheet Excel File), in case you want to modify them to suit your particular tastes.