Instructables Internship - Day 3

Hello Again!

So, What did I do today...

During breakfast this morning I wrote up yesterday's log, which was exciting yet depressing... because of the burnt Peanut Butter Sandwich... no, that wasn't the top-secret project, DON'T WORRY!

Other than that...hmm, well, initially, I just made some new "homepage images," then Billy and I attacked the semi-old yet miserably slow laptop that was attached to the "new" laser cutter and cleaned that out. Yeah, we made it run nice and fast =)

After that, NoahW and I went out to Trader Joe's for Salad Club shopping. Yep, today was our day to cool lunch!

Noah brought his mini-barbecue and we bbq'ed steak, chicken, and tofu! YUM! We also prepared a HUGE salad, which I'm not used to, 'cause I've never made salad before. For all of you who don't know how to make salad, basically, you get to kill a bunch of vegetables with a large, sharp, blade... VERY ENTERTAINING!

Unfortunately, I forgot the muffin tin from "home" (Eric and Christy's House), so I wasn't able to bake muffins... there's always next week, though!

After lunch, Jason, Noah, and I went out to home depot to get supplies for the top-secret project... I think I'll call it Proj. X, from now on. Anyway, we got all of the materials that we're going to need for Proj. X except for the surgical tubing V_v... it was just too darned expensive, so we're just going to order it online.

However, tomorrow, we can start building! YAY!

I'm starting to write up a new Instructable on my Hypercube Bubble maker, which should be published relatively soon. I'M EXCITED!

I've also started on a template for the Instructables Badges, hopefully those will be rolling out of the laser cutter relatively soon, too!

Umm... what else? Well, I MIGHT be able to make Cotton Candy Machine (Mark III) here! Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to use any of the heavy machinery (ie. the lathe), so I'll teach Billy how to use it and he could make my parts for me! This, However, depends on how much time I have to spend on projects, and if I'm willing to buy the aluminum (= a lot of $)

Just for any of you who hadn't read my previous posts, I'm having the time of my life here at Instructables, and if you end up producing really nice Instructables, you might get the opportunity to intern, too! Remember, if there's a will, there's a way!

Cheers,
-Muffinator

P.S. I've included a picture of the view from my room. Yeah, I know, I had to make it all artsy... it's the Oakland Skyline at Night. It looks pretty cruddy in the "preview", so take a look at the full-sized image by clicking on the "I" in the upper left hand corner on the picture.

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mchau21 year ago

Oh may i ask how is the time ratio of self-motivated projects and instructable duties?and since you menstioned, the material supply, does intern have to pay for every materials?

imrobot8 years ago
are there more journals?
Home Depot sells surgical tubing? ...are the badges still from my original suggestion?
T3h_Muffinator (author)  Weissensteinburg10 years ago
No, there's this other hardware store near HQ, it was 2.50 / foot!
How big does it need to big? Does it need to be surgical? I have 25 feet or so of tubing I'm not using...
T3h_Muffinator (author)  zachninme10 years ago
It needs to be surgical v_v
OOH OOH, I KNOW WHAT IT IS! How to perform a lobotomy?
Hmm... I think he needs a *lot* of tubing, because if he only needed 3 feet or so, he could have spent the 2.50/ft
I'm thinking monster slingshot, mythbusters style.
PKM whatsisface8 years ago
If it was for elastic it probably wouldn't have to be surgical... I'm thinking it will be carrying air or liquid of some sort for human consumption.
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