Instructables: forumTopic - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:57:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 Open Call: Pier 9 & Market Street Prototyping Festival Keystone Project http://www.instructables.com/community/Open-Call-Pier-9-Market-Street-Prototyping-Festiva/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif brinstructables MARKET STREET PROTOTYPING FESTIVAL OPEN CALL Autodesk Keystone Project Call Opens: July 11, 2014 Call Closes: September 2, 2014 Shortlist Interviews: September 17-19, 2014 Proposal Selection: October 1, 2014 CALL SUMMARY: The San Francisco Planning Department has partnered with Yerba Buena Center...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:28:25 PDT
Summer School of Making 2014 http://www.instructables.com/community/Summer-School-of-Making-2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/6K81/HWRC2WGJ/F8R6K81HWRC2WGJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/6K81/HWRC2WGJ/F8R6K81HWRC2WGJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/6K81/HWRC2WGJ/F8R6K81HWRC2WGJ.SMALL.jpg bverthe Hello Instructables community! Welcome at the Summer School of Making in Kortrijk, Belgium, at the end of this summer. More info on www.summerschoolofmaking.be A little glimpse of the speakers: - Clay modeling by Stefan Kiefer who worked for the biggest Cardesign Studios like Audi, MINI, Opel, Ren...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:13:53 PDT
Instructables project makes BBC News! http://www.instructables.com/community/Instructables-project-makes-BBC-News/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/2FVJ/HY06AEDO/F022FVJHY06AEDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/2FVJ/HY06AEDO/F022FVJHY06AEDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/2FVJ/HY06AEDO/F022FVJHY06AEDO.SMALL.jpg Kiteman Just over a year ago, Instructables member Aerocoop posted a mobile-phone controlled drone, the Flone. Today, it has been featured on the BBC Technology News page, and, as I type, is cropping up on other UK news feeds. Bravo, Aerocoop!
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:25:00 PDT
List of Upcoming Contests (updated 7/18/14) http://www.instructables.com/community/List-of-Upcoming-Contests/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/FZU9/HERLZN6P/FF1FZU9HERLZN6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/FZU9/HERLZN6P/FF1FZU9HERLZN6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/FZU9/HERLZN6P/FF1FZU9HERLZN6P.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Hello everyone! It was recently suggested that we should have a list of upcoming contests available on the site. This was something we used to do in our author newsletter, but now it will have a permanent place on the forums. :D The contests below are already in planning, and I've left off on...
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:36:43 PDT
September 2014 Build Night with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/community/September-2014-Build-Night-with-Sugru/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/62TF/HXXHGOCA/FBV62TFHXXHGOCA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/62TF/HXXHGOCA/FBV62TFHXXHGOCA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/62TF/HXXHGOCA/FBV62TFHXXHGOCA.SMALL.jpg Carleyy 125 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Monday, August 4. Accepted spaces will be notified by August 6. SEPTEMBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Sugru, the amazing self setting rubber, for our September 2014 build night. This is our 2nd build night with Sugru and we couldn’t be more excited! ...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:34:48 PDT
(VIDEO) Design Studio Field Trip: Scrap-SF http://www.instructables.com/community/VIDEO-Design-Studio-Field-Trip-Scrap-SF-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/1Y0B/HXLD7MCP/F9L1Y0BHXLD7MCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/1Y0B/HXLD7MCP/F9L1Y0BHXLD7MCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/1Y0B/HXLD7MCP/F9L1Y0BHXLD7MCP.SMALL.jpg jondalebrown                              Design studio members JON-A-TRON, Aleator777 and mikeasaurus recently went on a field trip to the amazing re-use store, Scrap-SF. The one-of-a-kind materials and objects available here could be the creative catalyst you need to get your project started. Stay tuned ...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:55:12 PDT
Penolopy Bulnick Leaving Instructables Staff http://www.instructables.com/community/Penolopy-Bulnick-Leaving-Instructables-Staff/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/5I7O/HXDPHYFH/FTR5I7OHXDPHYFH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/5I7O/HXDPHYFH/FTR5I7OHXDPHYFH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/5I7O/HXDPHYFH/FTR5I7OHXDPHYFH.SMALL.gif Penolopy Bulnick That's right.  It is time for Penolopy Bulnick to move on.  Who is this Penolopy Bulnick fella? Well, even if you don't know who I am, I have been around for the past few years, lurking in the shadows.  I chit chat with all of you through comments, I help those of you who have trouble posting (even...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:03:17 PDT
Google Hangouts with Dremel & Instructables http://www.instructables.com/community/Google-Hangouts-with-Dremel-Instructables/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/7J1L/HX6445KD/FLM7J1LHX6445KD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/7J1L/HX6445KD/FLM7J1LHX6445KD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/7J1L/HX6445KD/FLM7J1LHX6445KD.SMALL.jpg Carleyy Instructables is partnering with Dremel, the versatile hand-held tool system, to host four google hangouts during July! I will be hosting the hangouts along with a representative from Dremel. Come join us and talk about the Instructables build night program and Dremel tools. Details below. Dates Ju...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:57:31 PDT
Pier 9, I've never met anyone quite like you before. http://www.instructables.com/community/Pier-9-Ive-never-met-anyone-quite-like-you-before/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/O3TL/HX1WDJMY/FUTO3TLHX1WDJMY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/O3TL/HX1WDJMY/FUTO3TLHX1WDJMY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/O3TL/HX1WDJMY/FUTO3TLHX1WDJMY.SMALL.gif ElectricSlim Instructables' first artist in residence to start at Pier 9.I lucked out and happened to be that person. I also lucked out and happened to be at Pier 9 for about nine months. I feel like I've had one of the strangest residencies at Instructables. Noah was willing to be flexible enough with me to al...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:49:13 PDT
K'nex War 2014! http://www.instructables.com/community/Knex-War-2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/CVG3/HKPX9166/FDCCVG3HKPX9166.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/CVG3/HKPX9166/FDCCVG3HKPX9166.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/CVG3/HKPX9166/FDCCVG3HKPX9166.SMALL.jpg KILLERK K'nex War 2014 will be held in Fremont Ohio on July 13th at 12 noon Eastern time! Here is a link to the park the war will take place. https://plus.google.com/102662708119502106245/about?gl=US&hl=en-US Please comment below if you plan on attending. Hope to see you all there! K'nex, games, commun...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:25:59 PDT
Autodesk: Art Residency of Generosity http://www.instructables.com/community/Autodesk-Artist-in-Residency-of-Generosity/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/X5HW/HWVAVY5E/FAPX5HWHWVAVY5E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/X5HW/HWVAVY5E/FAPX5HWHWVAVY5E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/X5HW/HWVAVY5E/FAPX5HWHWVAVY5E.SMALL.jpg scottkildall I’ve had the good fortune to participate in many art scenes over the last 15 years. These range from making large-scale fire installations at Burning Man, in proto-hacker spaces (2001-2003), a rigorous MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004-2006), and a professional and inte...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:42:03 PDT
Crazy, Amazing and Delicious AIR Experience http://www.instructables.com/community/Crazy-Amazing-and-Delicious-AIR-Experience/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/0XWX/HWVATMNF/FF20XWXHWVATMNF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/0XWX/HWVATMNF/FF20XWXHWVATMNF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/0XWX/HWVATMNF/FF20XWXHWVATMNF.SMALL.jpg rimamonsta What a wild ride... So here's the recipe.  Take one computer illiterate lady who's got a lot of random skills she's learned along the way and throw her into a room with 12 other people who's second  language is CAD or 0110001 or some other variation of looking into the eye of a screen and typing swe...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:52:44 PDT
I Went to White House Maker Faire! http://www.instructables.com/community/I-Went-to-White-House-Maker-Faire/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/VSI4/HWRCBFOS/FPLVSI4HWRCBFOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/VSI4/HWRCBFOS/FPLVSI4HWRCBFOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/VSI4/HWRCBFOS/FPLVSI4HWRCBFOS.SMALL.jpg fozzy13 Hello everyone! Last week, I had to opportunity to go to the first ever White House Maker Faire!  It was an awesome experience overall, and I'm really happy I was able to be invited and attend.  A couple common themes were 3D Printing, and start-up companies.  It's safe to say that of ...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:10:05 PDT
Popular Mechanics Takes a Tour of Pier 9 http://www.instructables.com/community/Popular-Mechanics-Takes-a-Tour-of-Pier-9/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/92JI/HWUJXXLR/FAG92JIHWUJXXLR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/92JI/HWUJXXLR/FAG92JIHWUJXXLR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/92JI/HWUJXXLR/FAG92JIHWUJXXLR.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick "Inside Instructables' Kooky, Creative Warehouse Wondershop" "There's a place where artists can create whatever they want, using the most advanced equipment on the planet. It's in San Francisco (of course). In a warehouse (of course)." Come read the article to hear more about the Pier and what som...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:22:09 PDT
How to Go to Maker Heaven http://www.instructables.com/community/How-to-go-to-Maker-Heaven/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/I82V/HWDRDXA9/FNMI82VHWDRDXA9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/I82V/HWDRDXA9/FNMI82VHWDRDXA9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/I82V/HWDRDXA9/FNMI82VHWDRDXA9.SMALL.jpg MikaelaHolmes Dear Pier 9, You are a place like no other, and I’m so glad you came into my life.  I was a full time Artist in Residence at the Pier for 4 months, and I doubt I have ever been so simultaneously intellectually stimulated, inspired and intimidated at any other point.  When I came to the Pier I had ...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:05:11 PDT
Bonus Build Night - LEDs!!!!!!! http://www.instructables.com/community/Bonus-Build-Night-LEDs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/ILBG/HW96MNGD/FI2ILBGHW96MNGD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/ILBG/HW96MNGD/FI2ILBGHW96MNGD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/ILBG/HW96MNGD/FI2ILBGHW96MNGD.SMALL.jpg Carleyy 50 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Monday, June 16. Accepted spaces will be notified by June 17. BUILD NIGHT DETAILS The Instructables team recently inherited 23 boxes of 10mm LEDs (approximately 110,000 LEDs) and we decided the best use for them would be a Build Night!! We want to see how EP...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:08:30 PDT
Friday Forum: Ask an Editor (Makerspace Program Edition) http://www.instructables.com/community/Friday-Forum-Ask-an-Editor-Makerspace-Program-Edit/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/ILBG/HW96MNGD/FI2ILBGHW96MNGD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/ILBG/HW96MNGD/FI2ILBGHW96MNGD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/ILBG/HW96MNGD/FI2ILBGHW96MNGD.SMALL.jpg Carleyy Hey everybody! On Friday, June 13th (Friday the 13th AHHHHHH) from 1-4pm PST, I'll be answering your questions about the programs Instructables is running with makerspaces, hackerspaces, student groups, libraries, and fab labs around the world!  Our main program is the Build Night program. Some pas...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:48:36 PDT
July 2014 Build Night with Dremel http://www.instructables.com/community/July-2014-Build-Night-with-Dremel/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/LXOX/HVXDZP3F/FT1LXOXHVXDZP3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/LXOX/HVXDZP3F/FT1LXOXHVXDZP3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/LXOX/HVXDZP3F/FT1LXOXHVXDZP3F.SMALL.jpg Carleyy 20 SPACES AVAILABLE - USA ONLY Deadline to sign up: Monday, June 9. Accepted spaces will be notified by June 11 JULY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Dremel, the versatile hand-held tool system, for our July 2014 build night. We have over $1000 in materials! Sign up and we will ship you a package...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:43:07 PDT
What happens to my phone in an RFID blocking wallet? http://www.instructables.com/community/What-happens-to-my-phone-in-an-RFID-blocking-walle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/LALE/HVS176RD/FNLLALEHVS176RD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/LALE/HVS176RD/FNLLALEHVS176RD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/LALE/HVS176RD/FNLLALEHVS176RD.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Greetings! I'm curious about everyone's experience with using RIFD blocking fabric for blocking phone transmissions.  If I put my phone in a pocket like this, will my phone struggle even harder to find a signal and run my battery down quickly? What other concerns come into play with using this to ...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 14:44:19 PDT
Bill Gates shared an Instructable! http://www.instructables.com/community/Bill-Gates-shared-an-Instructable/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/57FH/HVS16N2U/F5F57FHHVS16N2U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/57FH/HVS16N2U/F5F57FHHVS16N2U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/57FH/HVS16N2U/F5F57FHHVS16N2U.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Congratulations to Instructables author gallactronics for catching the attention of Bill Gates!  He posted the Solar Scare Mosquito Instructable to his facebook page!  Mosquitos are a nuisance, and they also carry deadly diseases that kill over a million people every year.  The device works by creat...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 11:59:20 PDT
Lion Brand Yarn @ Autodesk Gallery http://www.instructables.com/community/Lion-Brand-Yarn-Autodesk-Gallery/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/YCFA/HVR7TNQM/FTVYCFAHVR7TNQM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/YCFA/HVR7TNQM/FTVYCFAHVR7TNQM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/YCFA/HVR7TNQM/FTVYCFAHVR7TNQM.SMALL.jpg Carleyy On Thursday, May 1 Instructables partnered with Lion Brand yarn to host a workshop at the Autodesk Gallery Design Night. We made a Parabolic String Lamp using Lion Brand Fun Yarn.  Check out these pictures and share your yarn related projects in the comments!!!
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Wed, 28 May 2014 16:51:08 PDT
Contest FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) http://www.instructables.com/community/Contest-FAQ-Frequently-Asked-Questions/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/6PF7/HVR7P3IK/FWZ6PF7HVR7P3IK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/6PF7/HVR7P3IK/FWZ6PF7HVR7P3IK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/6PF7/HVR7P3IK/FWZ6PF7HVR7P3IK.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Here at Instructables we run a ton of contests! We also get asked a ton of questions about those contests. Below is a list of the contest questions we get asked most frequently and also some questions that I feel could use a little more explaining. (Let’s be honest - reading the official rules is no...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 21:32:56 PDT
Our latest kickstarter project. http://www.instructables.com/community/Our-latest-kickstarter-project/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/JPK1/HVR7OZWL/F7SJPK1HVR7OZWL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/JPK1/HVR7OZWL/F7SJPK1HVR7OZWL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/JPK1/HVR7OZWL/F7SJPK1HVR7OZWL.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng Hey Everyone, Here is out latest project. You can check it out here or here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/699604098/neo-web It's a magnetic gear strap that keeps your stuff on hand and out of the way.  Thanks!!! Brent
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Wed, 28 May 2014 19:27:20 PDT
Call to Makers - Brighton Mini Maker Faire http://www.instructables.com/community/Call-to-Makers-Brighton-Mini-Maker-Faire-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/T7UE/HVKUHCQJ/FOCT7UEHVKUHCQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/T7UE/HVKUHCQJ/FOCT7UEHVKUHCQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/T7UE/HVKUHCQJ/FOCT7UEHVKUHCQJ.SMALL.jpg ejosully Hello fellow Instructable-ers! The call to makers for Brighton Mini Maker Faire is currently open: http://www.makerfairebrighton.com/call-to-makers-2014/ This year's Faire is taking place at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange in Brighton, UK on Saturday 6th September. We're the biggest Mini Maker Fai...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 09:40:49 PDT
Featured Author: The King of Random http://www.instructables.com/community/Featured-Author-The-King-of-Random/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/Z488/HV80JYYI/FLEZ488HV80JYYI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/Z488/HV80JYYI/FLEZ488HV80JYYI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/Z488/HV80JYYI/FLEZ488HV80JYYI.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Check out our most recent featured author interview with The King of Random!  Got a question I didn't ask?  Ask it here!
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Thu, 22 May 2014 11:16:45 PDT
Friday Forum: Ask an Editor (Contest Edition) http://www.instructables.com/community/Friday-Forum-Ask-an-Editor-Contest-Edition/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/FT52/HVGXTVJ8/F9OFT52HVGXTVJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/FT52/HVGXTVJ8/F9OFT52HVGXTVJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/FT52/HVGXTVJ8/F9OFT52HVGXTVJ8.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Hey everybody! On Friday, May 30th from 1-4 PST, I'll be answering your contest questions! (Though feel free to keep asking me after. I'm always around. :D ) Here's a link to our current contest FAQ (frequently asked questions). You guys might know me, but just in case: I'm Jessy, and I'm the cont...
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Thu, 22 May 2014 17:28:18 PDT
Pier 9 in the Media http://www.instructables.com/community/Pier-9-in-the-Media/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif jsass Video Tour Through the Pier 9 Workshop  TechCrunch - May 2014 Approachable Fabrication Fabrication and Forming Journal - May 2014 Anouk Wipprecht Creates Smart Textiles in SF 7x7 - May 2014 Most Amazing Office Spaces on the Planet Business Insider - April 2014 What Happens When you Turn...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 14:42:03 PDT
Instructables HQ got a present! http://www.instructables.com/community/Instructables-HQ-got-a-present/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OFQN/HWNUBYFB/FR4OFQNHWNUBYFB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OFQN/HWNUBYFB/FR4OFQNHWNUBYFB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OFQN/HWNUBYFB/FR4OFQNHWNUBYFB.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Instructables HQ received a special box this week! Thanks so much for the presents that our friends at LAIKA sent us, can't wait for you to release Boxtrolls! Penolopy Bulnick jumped on the chance to solve the cryptic Message they sent us.  !! UPDATE !! They sent us another box! Chec...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 17:22:45 PDT
"I Made It" Pixlr photo contest for Maker Month http://www.instructables.com/community/A-Pixlr-photo-contest-for-Maker-Month/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/SFKB/HV72BPCU/F1JSFKBHV72BPCU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/SFKB/HV72BPCU/F1JSFKBHV72BPCU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/SFKB/HV72BPCU/F1JSFKBHV72BPCU.SMALL.jpg supereric Hey there! I work alongside the Instructables folks in our Pier 9 office as the community manager for Pixlr, a photo app that you may or may not be familiar with. Actually, the Instructables site uses Pixlr, so if you've submitted an Instructable, you have probably used our photo editor.  We know t...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 15:37:00 PDT
Friday Forum: Ask an Editor (pre-Maker Faire edition) http://www.instructables.com/community/Friday-Forum-Ask-an-Editor-pre-Maker-Faire-edition/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/GOWK/HV4DC87I/F9JGOWKHV4DC87I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/GOWK/HV4DC87I/F9JGOWKHV4DC87I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/GOWK/HV4DC87I/F9JGOWKHV4DC87I.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast Hi guys. My name is Wade, and I run the editorial team at Instructables. I'll be answering community questions posed on this thread on Friday, May 16th from 1-4PM PST.   All questions asked and answered for today. Feel free to ask more questions, though, and we'll probably run another one of these i...
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Tue, 13 May 2014 18:12:20 PDT
Instructables AMA on Reddit! http://www.instructables.com/community/Instructables-AMA-on-Reddit/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/DZE1/HV3Q53V1/FNEDZE1HV3Q53V1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/DZE1/HV3Q53V1/FNEDZE1HV3Q53V1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/DZE1/HV3Q53V1/FNEDZE1HV3Q53V1.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura This Wednesday at 2PM PST notable founders of Instructables, and prolific DIYers, Eric Wilhelm and Christy Canida are going to be answering your questions during their Reddit AMA! Always wanted to know a bit more about cryo-frying? Or how much bacon these guys REALLY eat? http://www.reddit.com/us...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 17:37:19 PDT
June 2014 Build Night with littleBits http://www.instructables.com/community/June-2014-Build-Night-with-littleBits/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/LOFQ/HJFSZRTD/FYILOFQHJFSZRTD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/LOFQ/HJFSZRTD/FYILOFQHJFSZRTD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/LOFQ/HJFSZRTD/FYILOFQHJFSZRTD.SMALL.jpg Carleyy 15 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, May 13 This is NOT first come first serve. We will be reviewing your application + past build night participation (does not apply if you’re new to build night program) to determine eligibility. We will follow up with you by May 14 to let you know if ...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 17:17:43 PDT
May 2014 site update - achievements + new editor http://www.instructables.com/community/May-2014-site-update-achievements-new-editor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/GK2L/HR0AQKHJ/FSNGK2LHR0AQKHJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/GK2L/HR0AQKHJ/FSNGK2LHR0AQKHJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/GK2L/HR0AQKHJ/FSNGK2LHR0AQKHJ.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Last night we rolled out a few new features of the site that you may have already noticed, the largest impact will be around the new editor when authoring an Instructable and achievements badges (as seen on comments). New Editor: We've had a "try the new editor" button at the top of the old editor ...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 09:55:03 PDT
The return of DIY - the history of the maker movement http://www.instructables.com/community/The-return-of-DIY-the-history-of-the-maker-movemen/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif dkeith-lucas As a total beginner to the Maker movement who was born in the 70's, I am really excited about people returning to DIY, something that's been out of favor for the last 20 years. I wrote a brief article that gives some historical perspective, but I really want to capture a lot of the recent history of...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 09:28:10 PDT
20% Discount to BrownDogSolar.com http://www.instructables.com/community/20-Discount-to-BrownDogSolarcom/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/81T6/HUMTMEBF/FKG81T6HUMTMEBF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/81T6/HUMTMEBF/FKG81T6HUMTMEBF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/81T6/HUMTMEBF/FKG81T6HUMTMEBF.SMALL.jpg Carleyy BrownDogSolar.com is offering a 20% discount to Instructables authors through August 1st. Just enter code "instructablescontest22014" at check out. Feel free to buy some materials and enter the Outdoor Survival Contest!!!!
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:00:47 PDT
Halloween 2014 http://www.instructables.com/community/Halloween-2014/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif mikeasaurus Halloween 2014 Our annual Halloween Contest may be half a year away, but we're so excited we wanted to start the conversation about it now! As with previous years, this contest is open to Instructables posted from November 12, 2013 onwards is eligible. So you can post your scary creations righ...
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:25:49 PDT
Latest Kickstarter http://www.instructables.com/community/Latest-Kickstarter/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Mrballeng Hey Everyone, It’s been a year since I last launched a project on Kickstarter. Now that the dust has settled from the all the excitement (and learning curve), my brother and I are jumping back into the arena. I took all the documentation from “Doughnut Safe” and put it into a new campaign. Other id...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:02:18 PDT
Tumblr: Hit 30,000 Followers! http://www.instructables.com/community/Tumblr-Hit-30000-Followers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/VMT8/HTQN7N6T/FLPVMT8HTQN7N6T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/VMT8/HTQN7N6T/FLPVMT8HTQN7N6T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/VMT8/HTQN7N6T/FLPVMT8HTQN7N6T.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick Tumblr Gif for everyone!
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 21:40:16 PDT
Featured Author: bricobart http://www.instructables.com/community/Featured-Author-bricobart/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/HOF3/HTJPAH07/F0JHOF3HTJPAH07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/HOF3/HTJPAH07/F0JHOF3HTJPAH07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/HOF3/HTJPAH07/F0JHOF3HTJPAH07.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Hey everyone!  Check out our latest featured author interview, bricobart!  Got something to say?  Questions you wish I asked?  Now's your chance!  Share it here!
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 14:04:40 PDT
About Page Updated http://www.instructables.com/community/About-Page-Updated/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/LB8T/HTK2GKL2/FQ9LB8THTK2GKL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/LB8T/HTK2GKL2/FQ9LB8THTK2GKL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/LB8T/HTK2GKL2/FQ9LB8THTK2GKL2.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick The about page has been updated.  Check it out :) http://www.instructables.com/about/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 11:23:12 PDT
Coming Soon: EVERY Instructable, one massive book http://www.instructables.com/community/Coming-Soon-EVERY-Instructable-one-massive-book/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/KGS9/HTEUGO93/FU0KGS9HTEUGO93.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/KGS9/HTEUGO93/FU0KGS9HTEUGO93.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/KGS9/HTEUGO93/FU0KGS9HTEUGO93.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast [edit: this isn't real, but it would be awesome] In the interest of helping out our amazing community of authors, we’ve decided to make all of Instructables available for download in a single PDF document. That way when the EMPs hit or the grid goes down, you’ll have all the chicken rearing, solar ...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:57:11 PDT
3D Printers for Special Needs Makers http://www.instructables.com/community/3D-Printers-for-Special-Needs-Makers/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Kiteman Cameron is a wheelchair-bound maker in Colorado using 3D Printing.  He's especially interested in creating a head motion-controlled robotic arm that would use 3D Printing to make the brackets and fixtures to mount a portable system onto a wheelchair.  This robotic arm would really help people like C...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:42:31 PDT
Who's Who in the AiR Program http://www.instructables.com/community/Whos-Who-in-the-AiR-Program/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Nesserz Check out the talented artists we have in the AiR Program - For a full size view, click here.
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:34:10 PDT
2014 - Arduino Day! http://www.instructables.com/community/2014-Arduino-Day/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/ZS1D/HT559S1L/F0CZS1DHT559S1L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/ZS1D/HT559S1L/F0CZS1DHT559S1L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/ZS1D/HT559S1L/F0CZS1DHT559S1L.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Hey guys! This Saturday, March 29 2014 is Arduino Day!  What are some of your favorite Arduino projects?  I am personally a fan of the Twittering Office Chair, The Arduino Step Sequencer, and this Tiny Arduino Laser Cutter (so cute!). If you want a good place to start with Arduino, check ou...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:05:06 PDT
If you see tinned meat... http://www.instructables.com/community/If-you-see-tinned-meat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/B95B/FFRD3ZF1/FFPB95BFFRD3ZF1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/B95B/FFRD3ZF1/FFPB95BFFRD3ZF1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/B95B/FFRD3ZF1/FFPB95BFFRD3ZF1.SMALL.jpg Kiteman You may have noticed another rash of spam over the weekend. It seems "they" found a way around the filters, which the development team have not yet solved.  Generally, if you see spam, either in the forums or as actual instructables, the best thing to do is to hit the flag button and move on. If yo...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:31:48 PDT
Say Hello at the Maker Faire Sat May 17 http://www.instructables.com/community/Say-Hello-at-the-Maker-Faire-Sat-May-17/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/34Y8/HT29IBMV/FSM34Y8HT29IBMV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/34Y8/HT29IBMV/FSM34Y8HT29IBMV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/34Y8/HT29IBMV/FSM34Y8HT29IBMV.SMALL.jpg iceng If you are a published instructable Author going to the San Mateo Maker Faire ....  I would like to meet you. Just sign in here, Seek me out there, http://makerfaire.com/bay-area-2014/ Say Hello and I will hand you a Lucky-penny like http://www.instructables.com/id/Lucky-Penny-4-You/ This offer last...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:50:14 PDT
Silhouette Print & Cut Promotion! http://www.instructables.com/community/Silhouette-Print-Cut-Promotion/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/1W2E/HSXOBLJ6/F521W2EHSXOBLJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/1W2E/HSXOBLJ6/F521W2EHSXOBLJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/1W2E/HSXOBLJ6/F521W2EHSXOBLJ6.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick **Winner Chosen and has responded!  Thanks for Participating in the giveaway!**   Don't forget that the Silhouette Print and Cut Promotion is still going on and will continue until March 31st!  See below for promotional deals! If you haven't used the print and cut feature before, it is pretty aw...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:52:05 PDT
Eric Wilhelm and Christy Canida on Popular Mechanics http://www.instructables.com/community/Eric-Whilhelm-and-Christy-Canida-on-Popular-Mechan/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/MEM4/HSVT9XH3/F50MEM4HSVT9XH3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/MEM4/HSVT9XH3/F50MEM4HSVT9XH3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/MEM4/HSVT9XH3/F50MEM4HSVT9XH3.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick Check out Christy Canida & Eric Wilhelm on Popular Mechanics website for the article: 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream   "More than the work he did at MIT while earning a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, it was his passion for kite surfing that led Wilhelm to create Instructab...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:00:27 PDT
10 Pranks from Instructables HQ http://www.instructables.com/community/10-Pranks-from-Instructables-HQ/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/PSYJ/HSRTGF8T/FPBPSYJHSRTGF8T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/PSYJ/HSRTGF8T/FPBPSYJHSRTGF8T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/PSYJ/HSRTGF8T/FPBPSYJHSRTGF8T.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast It’s not yet the middle of March, which means plenty of time for planning and executing the perfect April Fools Day prank. (Also, there’s a contest you should enter if you’ve got a great prank to share.) HQ has been batting around prank ideas for a solid month, and Mikeasaurus is about to ruin a ...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:26:35 PDT
Fun Facts about Pi Day http://www.instructables.com/community/Fun-Facts-about-Pi-Day/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/89N6/HSM519OO/FWI89N6HSM519OO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/89N6/HSM519OO/FWI89N6HSM519OO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/89N6/HSM519OO/FWI89N6HSM519OO.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast The Pi Day Pie Contest is open until March 31st. Share a pie recipe to win a stand mixer. There's even a special judge's prize for the best pi-themed decoration. This year's Pi Day is special, because it's Pi Day ALL MONTH LONG. The third month of the fourteenth year (3/14) lasts for the duration...
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