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Instructables Build Nights!

Instructables is pleased to present the first in a new series of Thursday Build Nights here at our San Francisco HQ!

These are small-group sessions focused on specific projects - you MUST RSVP to attend, as we can only handle a certain number of participants. Registrations will be handled on a first-come basis. We're starting with a bit of craft/tech crossover, and plan to run sessions on a variety of topics.

October 2: Intro to Chain Mail with Spider
October 23: Halloween open build night.

See the descriptions below for details, including things to bring and/or materials fees. To sign up for one of the sessions, simply private message Christy with your name, email, and phone number. We hope to see you there!



October 2: Beginning Chainmail with Spider
Limit: 10 participants (confirmed RSVP required)
Materials Fee: $10
Start Time: 7pm

Project is a European 4-in-1 chainmail bracelet. I'll teach 4-in-1 because it's the most widely useful chainmail weave. Students can use this same weave to make jewelry, armor, sculpture, lampshades, iPod cozies, etc... The materials fee is $10, which covers copper jump rings and clasp, plus the loan of appropriate pliers. I'll bring other goodies for people to look at, and I'm happy to answer any and all chainmail-ish questions.

Additional kits and tools will be available for purchase after class.



October 23: Halloween Costume & Decoration Open Build Night
Limit: none, but please RSVP
Materials: Bring your own!
Time: 6pm-9pm

We'll be working on our Halloween costumes and decorations -- bring your work-in-progress along and join the fun! We've got plenty of floor/table space, a couple of sewing machines and other useful tools, and enough skill and imagination to share. It's always easier to get excited about your project when you're working with a group.

Please RSVP so we know how much snack food to acquire, and how much of the office to clean up. We'll kick you out at 9pm, or when the last Instructables staff member has to head home.



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Dorkfish928 years ago
Something like this should be done in Florida. Why must the Instructables HQ be on the other side of the country!?!?!?!?
doesnt matter, im on the same side, 2 states up.
randofo (author)  Dorkfish928 years ago
The heat and humidity does not agree with the delicate circuitry of the Instructables Robot.
bumpus randofo8 years ago
How about the shade and comfort of Pennsylvania?
randofo (author)  bumpus8 years ago
Pennsylvania is not better than Florida this time of year. You can't fool us. Most of us here are from the north east.
n8man randofo8 years ago
hence MIT
What if we built an air conditioned "clean room" just for this :-)
bumpus randofo8 years ago
Awh c'mon, we could meet up after a Little League World Series game! I don't live to far from Williamsport! Could also do some Ice block sledding in our free time!
Or, we can go fishing, scubadiving, and surfing in our free time! And to randofo, I have a room the Instructables robot can stay in. What does he like to eat? I need to stock up. Does his charging unit require any special adapters that I need to make or purchase?
Well California doesn't agree with the robot. Its too hot and a coconut could make a dent in the robot at any time.
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