Instructables Show & Tell- in our town, and yours
Held in the Bay Area (Friday 3/9, 7pm at Instructables HQ), the Boston area (Saturday 3/10, 7pm, hosted by MITERS), Austin (Saturday 3/10 at SXSW, hosted by dorkbot ), NYC (Thursday 3/22, hosted by Etsy, Make, PopSci, and Create Digital Music) , Atlanta (Friday 3/30, 8pm), Savannah (Thursday, 3/22), and Orlando (Friday 3/23, 6pm).
Contact me by private message if you'd like to host an Instructables Show & Tell in your area, and we'll add it to the list. Locations and times will be posted at the bottom of the page. We'll be doing this again, so plan ahead.
How to Host an Instructables Show and Tell
Bring your friends & family, drinks or a snack for the table, and something you've made (or are thinking about or working on) to share with the group. You'll meet a diverse group of smart, excited art and technology geeks who want to talk to you about your projects and ideas. Please RSVP so we'll have a decent guess how many people to expect.
Examples: your new LED, LEGO, or K'nex project, a cool screen-printed T-shirt, neat origami, a cool bike mod, home-made kimchee, alternate uses for your ipod, a fire-breathing Godzilla, a neat example of vintage technology, or just a cool idea you'd like to explore with other like-minded people. Anything you'd put up as an Instructable is definitely fair game- bring it by and show it off. Email or message me if you've got specific questions.
Note: NO PowerPoint. You've got 2-4 minutes to talk about your project; words and models are best way to do a quick demo.
7pm Doors open for mingling and snacks. If you've got something to talk about, put your name on the whiteboard. If not, you'd best have brought extra snacks.
~8-9:30 Show & Tell. We run through the list, giving everyone a couple of minutes to talk about their project/idea and answer a few questions. In-depth discussion is saved for later so everyone gets a chance to demo their project; there will be a gong.
~9:30-10:30 Check out what you liked, ask the questions we didn't get to during Show & Tell, talk to the cute nerd you've been eyeing across the room, and help clean out the rest of the snacks.
Now you can join your geographic group!
Instructables, Friday 9 March, 7pm
2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CA directions
RSVP: canida(*at*) instructables.com
MITERS, Saturday 10 March, 7pm
265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA directions
Most of the Instructables & Squid Labs founders built things at MITERS when they were in school; it's a neat clubhouse full of people who love to make fun things. They've got an Instructables group to show some of them off. NOTE: Please don't bring beer or wine as this event is on the MIT campus.
dorkbot Saturday, 10 March, 6-8pm
Brush Square Park at 5th and Neches map
(electronic art) Come to a special dorkbot during the SXSW Interactive Festival! We'll have a carnival style presentation of mad science fun spread across stations around the tent. Between scheduled presentations, show off your own project and get 30 seconds on the mike to tell the crowd about your demented electronic pursuits before being unceremoniously buzzed off the stage by 20,000 volts of raw power! Enormously raw POWER! Brush Square Park is adjacent to the Austin Convention Center, host of SXSW.
Mandatory RSVP here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Etsy Labs Thursday, 22 March, 7pm
325 Gold St., 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY map
Hosted by Etsy, MAKE, PopSci, & Create Digital Music
Taco Mac Perimeter Friday, 30 March 8pm
1211 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta, GA map
RSVP: PM irollmyown or email jenny (*at*) hackaddict.net
Panera Friday, 23 March 6pm
11472 University Blvd., Orlando, FL map
RSVP: PM trebuchet03 or or send him email @gmail.com
Thursday, 22 March, 6:30pm
Cafe at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA map
RSVP: PM royalestel
Your City Here?
Volunteer to host now! Libraries, schools, and other community venues will often let you reserve space. Just send me a personal message or an email and we'll coordinate.