Help Fnding and Acquiring a Career

Well, I just turned 18 in March and decided that I should pick what it is that I want for a career. I am fascinated with every building technique that there is whether it is for metal, wood, or electronics (to name a few). I enjoy studying on these skills, and find a great satisfaction when I am building, repairing, or inventing. I want to do all of these things in a career that I will enjoy till the end of my days. The problem is that I am not even sure if there in a name for such a profession, let alone how I would go about acquiring it? If anyone knows anything about the career I am talking about I would greatly appreciate it.

Posted by Sedgewick17 10 years ago


Need help with my Career

Hey guys, I was stuck between this two career paths since childhood and i still haven't decided what to do, so i need your help. I always wanted to become a doctor or a surgeon but recently i have a thing for becoming a pilot. I have no idea which one to choose, but the only thing i know is that i have to pick one. Becoming a pilot is a great opportunity because you are able to fly a commercial plane plus visiting other countries everyday. Here are the pros and cons about each career: Doctor:  - There is always a position available for this in hospitals. - you get respect - you get an opportunity to save peoples lifes - costs less to become - good income cons: - Very lengthy process - boring job - very long training period pilot: - Visit other countries - fly a commercial airline - very short training periods - takes a short time to become one cons:  - very stressful work - very costly to train - high expectations - salary low compared to a doctor so i love them both but i am really confused...please help Money is not an issue here....the thing is that i can't let them go... 

Posted by arylic 8 years ago


Carrer

What carrer do you want??????How would you fulfil that??????

Posted by evo512 5 years ago


An idle thought on career diversification.

As you may know, I teach Science.You may have noticed that I occasionally venture an opinion on science-related topics.You may also have noticed that bad science, and the acceptance of anti-science tend to get on my nerves.Part of the problem, of course, is the meeja - the majority of journalists have little or no science training, so they focus on the dramatic sound-bites when reporting stuff. Heck, these days the majority of journalists aren't even journalists - they're bloggers.After the massive fuss I had to put up with at school over the LHC (destroying the world by sucking it into an exploding black hole then turning time backwards), I tried to find out where the kids got their panicky ideas from, and it turned out to be the tabloid press (the Star and the Sun, for UK readers).Now, I could wait until the papers publish their bad headlines and write an annoyed letter, or I could be pro-active.Do any of you guys think there is any mileage in setting myself up as a consulting service to the scientifically-illiterate news media?I thought, maybe, offering "expert opinions" on scientific events to newspapers that don't have scientists on staff, or maybe a translation service, turning scientific papers and press-releases into something journalists can cope with.Comments?EDITI have emailed the main local newspapers, plus the BBC.Let's see...

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


HELP (study courses)

HI im fujiapple this might not be the best place to post this, but i need help in choosing a suitable course for my studies, and whats better than asking the pro's themselves. I'm interested in arts, designing, electronics, programming and making things. im sure most of you here share the same interest. I would like to ask, 1) which would be the best choice 2) did you all study courses like :electronics, designing 3) or did you all do this during your free time thanks for helping.. Fujiapple

Posted by fujiapple 10 years ago



Career Advice? Answered

I'm about to finish highschool, and hopefully head off to uni However, I still am a little unsure on my career path, which I think I need to be to choose a course for uni Originally, I wanted to become a mechatronic engineer, and I was hoping that by the time I got out, it would not be so new and unfamiliar an occupation. However, I dunno if that is gonna happen.... So instead, now I'm thinking about whether I should try to become an electronic engineer for something like a section of the Australian Defence Force... I'm just looking for a path that will later on help me get a stable job, with enough money to live comfortably (i.e get a house/car). I don't really want to waste my time on a degree that will not be worth the work put in, however. What do you think?

Asked by .Unknown. 5 years ago


Moving to the US? Answered

Hey everyone. I'm rather young, but I'm trying to plan myself a future. I've though about being a programmer(I'm VERY good with both software and hardware, better than anyone else I know at my age) but I've decided wasting my entire life sitting in front of a monitor isn't for me. I want something more active, something that won't get be bored. I'm into parkour recently, and I've always loved martial arts and knives. I thought if it's possible for me to develop a military career. I live in Israel but I really hate this place(the law is very tight and sensitive about whatever can cause harm. Knives are illegal to carry, even tear gas and pepper spray draw police attention) so I want to move to the US. My English is very good, but I heard it's hard to get there. Other than that I though about developing a military career at the US army. I might change my mind, but I just wanna know how much of my plan is possible for now. Once I turn 18 I have to serve at the military for 3 years, then once I'm 21 I wanna move to the US. Once I get there I wanna sign up to the army immediately. I'm not even sure I need a house as the army provides all I need, so I can basically live there. I would like to serve at rather high-risk force(snipers, green berets, etc) for as long as I can and then still work for the army at a more passive job, such as engineering, or research and development. I know it might sound weird and stuff, but I really wanna be a soldier. Please tell me if my plan is possible, comment or correct it. Thanks, Mike.

Asked by netbus 6 years ago


Addicted to Instructables Tech? Consider doing it full time at Amazon!

Hello instructables Addicts! I manage a group of engineers at Amazon.  We're the team that gets to design, prototype, and build new devices and machines for Amazon's warehouses. I'm looking for new people to join the team who are interested in joining us on our mission to build cool new technology.  We cover a lot of of diverse areas, from industrial image acquisition and vision systems to embedded device development, so be ready for a challenge!  If you love embedded systems design, aren't afraid of the soldering iron, and want to work with some incredibly bright people every day, check our our job posting! All of the jobs are here in Seattle and are full time.  Read more about qualifications and apply directly by checking our our posting: https://us-amazon.icims.com/jobs/116465/job .  Alternatively, if the link doesn't work, go to amazon.com/jobs and search for 116465. Have a great day!

Posted by gashalot 7 years ago


Positions available at Instructables (updated May 14, 2018)

Front End DeveloperWe are looking for a talented frontend developer to join us in working on instructables.com. You will be working with other frontend developers, backend developers, designers and product manager developing features and enhancing UI on the website. We are a small team so we expect you to be self-sufficient and take full ownership of the projects you work on and bugs you may encounter during development. View full job description, and apply here. DevOps / Site Reliability EngineerYou will manage infrastructure, deployment, and scaling for Instructables, making sure that users see reliable and snappy service throughout all of our application layers. You will own our caching, load balancing, and server clusters, and work alongside the rest of the engineering team to address performance issues before they affect users. You will understand our network diagram thoroughly, and become the go-to person for troubleshooting issues relating to the flow of requests through our network. View full job description, and apply here. Working at Instructables If you don't see an open position that fits you, please don't hesitate to drop us a line and say hi. We are always actively building our network of curious, creative talent with a passion for making. To introduce yourself, please send your cover letter and resume to auctoramentum at instructables dot com with a fun, robot-related subject line. Autodesk Pier 9 Residency Program The Pier 9 Residency Program gives creatives, innovators, and manufacturers a chance to work with us in our advanced digital fabrication workshops at Autodesk. Our residents explore every stage of the process of making things, from digital model to real-world physical objects. Together, we’re discovering ways to advance 3D design and fabrication technologies, to change design, engineering, and manufacturing as we know it. See the Autodesk Pier 9 Residency website for more information and instructions on how to apply. About Instructables Started in August 2005, Instructables provides a peer to peer learning platform to enable curious, passionate, and creative people to share and collaborate their most innovative projects, ideas, and hacks. The site is currently home to over 200,000 projects covering such diverse areas as crafts, art, kids, electronics, pets, bikes, cars, robotics, green projects, and cooking. In 2011, we were acquired by Autodesk. Our benefits are now super-charged! We're located at Pier 9 in San Francisco in the world's most advanced workshop directly on the bay with gorgeous natural light and unobstructed views of the Bay Bridge. In our shop, we have CNC everything, a 5-axis waterjet, an 11-axis mill, the largest collection of high-end 3D printers, a woodshop, a metal shop, an enormous test kitchen, industrial sewing machines, and a fully stocked electronics lab. See this Machine Catalog Instructable for a peek. If you want to work remotely Click here for more information about helping out around the Instructables website.

Posted by ewilhelm 2 years ago


Career paths. I'm lost.

Hi, I'm lost, and I was wondering if you could help me. I feel stuck in life, and I've decided that I'm going to put my life into action with as much vigor as possible.  I've decided to start with finances and education.  I've got the finances part figured out, but I have no idea on education.   I'm twenty years old.  I went to a technical college for Information Technology and Communications Systems, and I left after a year because I was no longer interested, I don't believe I was prepared to take the educational leap (I hindered myself), and I left for a relationship. I don't want to make that mistake again.  Being a maker, what types of possibilities are out there for career paths?  What type of education should I pursue?  How do I make sure that what seems like a great choice doesn't turn out to be a passing fad like my past venture?   I feel as if I've wasted too much time.  I haven't been in high school for three years, and I have nothing to show for it.  I need to get this going as soon as possible.

Posted by Flintlock 6 years ago


Engineering Career Choice ??? Renewable Energy/ Electronic Answered

Hello I have a big choice with my career. I am not sure what to choose between electronic and renewable energy engineering. Could you please help me if you can. Thanks

Asked by mechatr0nix 6 years ago




Any Dutch makers looking for a new career?

According to the BBC, the traditional craft of making wooden clogs is dying out, and one of the last practising craftsman is looking for people to pass the skills onto... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34292514 (It seems walking in clogs is also a dying skill.)

Posted by Kiteman 2 years ago


How can I dress up as a space scientist?

I am doing a careers project for school. I am researching being a space scientist. As a part of my presentation, I have to dress up as my career. My only idea is wearing a shirt from the science fair with a rocket on it and a lab coat, but I am not sure whether or not space scientists wear lab coats. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!

Asked by cupcake811 8 years ago


Biotechnology

I have to right a paragraph on biotechnology for school so I wanted to know if some of you could help me because I am having a hard time. - What is biotechnology? - What are the duties of the person in this career? - What education background does a person need? - What is the possible salary a person could earn? - Who employs a biotechnology person? -What is interesting about this career? Help is very much appreciated. Thank you Patrick Sowers

Posted by Pat Sowers 10 years ago


Mechanical vs Electrical Engineering? Answered

What are the primary differences between the two? Which is a more rewarding career path? Which major is better for someone who wants to get a broad understanding of engineering? Is it feasible to get a double major?

Asked by Chikpeas Brother 4 years ago


Help Starting my Career

I am a sophomore in high school and i am planning to go into the paramedic field. My dad tells me if i am going to do that i should start now so i can get a job right out of HS. How do i start? Where do i begin? Who do i talk to? What kind of classes? How long? Soooo many questions... ----------other info----------- - I am not squeamish or blood shy. i can handle anything you throw at me. - I have no idea what i need how to take the class or anything - can i do anything to help now? - Any info is appreciated. - Live in United States in South Dakota In Aberdeen. - Just a 15 year old looking to jump start his career and who doesn't want to end up flipping burgers trying to pay off debts...

Posted by I3uckwheat 6 years ago


free online quiz

Qmantraz explores the various possibilities of providing a community based free online quiz for the individual improvisation in various technologies by having highest possible quality quiz.

Posted by quiz123 9 years ago


Any suggestions for colleges to help me advance a career in film/editing?

This is more about my decisions later down the road in life than it is my current interest in editing and filming.  I've been doing some research in colleges that will help me get a major in film and video production and I've narrowed my choices to a few.  I'm not going to list them here, since I want some community input on this and I don't want the response to be biased based on my list.  What colleges do you think will give me the best, most hands-on, most fun education in this subject, as well as be the best for when it comes to getting a job in the industry?  I can do as much research on this as I need to, but what I think matters to me the most at this point is other people's opinions.  I'm more likely to try or consider something if friends recommend it, and you guys are always a thoughtful community.  Thanks in advance!

Posted by DJ Radio 5 years ago


Which engineering discipline is most worthwhile to major in? (mechatronics and nano included) Answered

 I am a student from Canada and I enjoy math physics and logic in general, some programs have a specialized 1st year so I'm wondering which discipline would be most useful in terms of enjoyment career options and pay.  So far I'm leaning towards Mechatronics at Waterloo and Mechanical at UBC and Queens (for those of you familiar with Canadian Universities) 

Asked by ducktape1 8 years ago


The Childen of Instructables

Recently, I have seen that there's actually a lot people under 21 here on instructables. Have you ever stopped to think what will happen to kids who find this site? With more and more of all the knowledge of people here, I've come to think that most of us under 18 here on instructables will have quite an advantage on life over other people. I'm thinkin that kids that find Instructables will end up with super careers like Special Effects or something. Mostly engineers

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Need a list of the best tools, e-books & tuts, ide's etc. for embedded systems and devices development

Hello Everybody!!! I Just recently dedicated myself and career to the development and design of embedded systems, devices and technology. I just wanted to know if anybody had a list or a link of the most essential tools and other resources to help learn and develop a highly efficient setup and environment for this field of study and employment. Thank You AO!

Posted by Da_Real_ApacheOmega 3 years ago


Bob Pease is dead

Bob Pease, the Analog design engineer who, while working for National Semiconductors,  developed devices like the LM317 regulator amongst many others, died yesterday in a car crash in Silicon Valley. Bob was a legendary figure to any engineer working in the analog domain. He died leaving the memorial service for another legend, Jim WIlliams of Linear technology, who died of a massive stroke last week. Bob was one of the nicest guys in the business, and mentored dozens of engineers in his long career.

Posted by steveastrouk 6 years ago


Do any big makers or instuctablers live near me?

Hey I was wondering if any big makers or instructablers on this site live near me. By big I mean professionsal makers and stuff, the famous instructable members who everyone has seen their ible's and knows about. I recently saw someone's ible' with an enormus air cannon using a piston valve and some of the pics in the ible' looked like they were from around here. but they weren't.             I need someone who knows alot about airguns, valves(homemade or bought), patatoe guns, compressed air ect. That type of thing because my "career"(not a career cause im a minor but you get it) in making air guns has come to a hault when I encountered two big problems that prevented me from making my guns any  bigger or my valves faster so I'm stuck Anyone who has knowledge in that feild or who lives around me please PM me and comment I live in rochester hills michigan

Posted by ostomesto 7 years ago


Beginning Robotics-- Where Should I Start?

Hello, as you can tell from my profile, I have a passion for robots.  I'd like to have a career in developing artificial intelligence in particular, and I would like to start sharpening my skills now.  Unfortunately, I'm not sure where to start. I was wondering if someone could give me an idea where to start out, as well as if someone could provide a link to a C compiler (preferably free).  Thank you very much for any help.

Posted by StarscreamClone 4 years ago


How do I shop for high powered microscopes on a budget without getting a bad quality one?

I don't want to spend tons, (I'm thinking I can do about $250 max) and want a high-powered microscope. I would really like it to be bifocal (not stereo). I'd prefer at least a max of 1000x, if not 1600x. I want the microscope so that I can explore the world around me. Oh, and I'm considering certain biological fields for my career. Thanks guys!

Asked by ScarecrowGnome 9 years ago


What lacrosse gloves should I get? Answered

I need some new lacrosse gloves. I have played for four years, and I still have horrible, beginner gloves. I play defenseman (long pole, goalie's left side) and I want gloves that will do the job. I don't want to pay over $45, and I may be able to buy used. Any suggestions? (he gloves must also last through my high school lacrosse career, which I will start next year.)

Asked by freeza36 6 years ago


Im sorry but....

Look guys. Im gonna cut straight to it. Im selling my Knex. Well Im going to. Im getting bored of it now and I dont have must time anymore. Im sorry. But before I give it up I want to impress you guys, you know, just as a leaving gift. I want you to give me an idea for a project. Something awesome, big, crazy, impossible! Thanks for being so supportive throughout my Knexing career, and I am sad to leave it behind. Thanks guys. I mean, even though I dont know you, your like a family to me :-) That may sound cheesy but it's true. Thanks :-)

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago


Can anyone give me tips for Game Art? Answered

I am enrolling in a course called Game Art at TAFE SA and I know nothing about 3D modeling which, as far as I can tell, is the main part of the course. I am good at (and enjoy) both art and games so I figured this would be a good course/career path to choose. I have to submit a portfolio of original artworks including drawing, observational and digital work. Is 3D modeling difficult? Is anyone on instructables a game artist or similar profession? What works should i do for my portfolio to get the best chance of getting into the course? Do i need to know programing or difficult mathematics?  Any help will be appreciated

Asked by Splicer02 7 years ago


Sugar Bush Squirrel

Sugar Bush Squirrel is a real, live Eastern Gray Squirrel who is owned and photographed by Ms. Kelly Foxton. Rescued, as a baby in her nest, from a tree which was being cut down, she is now living the 'good life' with Kelly in Boca Raton, Florida. A small, lime-green parrot, named Rio, is her big sister and constant companion.Being an International Superstar and The World's Most Photographed Squirrel, Sugar Bush loves to dress up, and has over 2,000 outfits with matching hats and accessories. Sugar Bush Squirrel has her own, posh studio with an elaborate stage and thousands of stage props, and has posed for over 5,000 photos since her modeling career began. AWESOME!SQUIRRELS!!!:OLINK

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


Want a job building spaceships?

I know a few people here are ready to start looking for a "proper" job.Assuming you don't get your dream job at The Tower, there's a strong second-choice: building spaceships.Scaled Composites (Burt Rutan's company that built SpaceShipOne and Global Flyer) are looking to hire all sorts of people on all sorts of jobs. Some sound genuinely exciting, and some even state they will be working on SpaceShipTwo.Scaled is looking for people that like to build things with their hands and are good craftspeople. Must enjoy a fast-paced R&D environment and enjoy working in a team atmosphere. Entry-level through experienced persons needed.See that? Entry-level through experienced persons needed - that's all of you, chaps.http://www.scaled.com/http://www.scaled.com/careers/index.html

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Powered Stethoscope - NOT the KipKay one...

Hello from Arizona! I'm switching my career from Computers to Medical and will be taking an EMT course. One of the things you MUST be able to do is take blood pressure.  To do so, however, you need to be able to hear the pulse through a stethoscope.  Unfortunately, I have a slight hearing deficit. I've seen the KipKay video and would like something like this, but it needs to fit (sorta) into a regular stethoscope format.  I can't have external boxes & wires hanging off of it. Would someone be so kind as to help me lay something out with suggestions on parts, etc.? Commercial versions of this start at $250, so if I can get away w/it for or so it'd be great! Thanks for any help. Scott, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Posted by sellenwood 7 years ago


Cystic Fibrosis patient needs an inexpensive respirator generator

My daughter with cystic fibrosis, uses a "bio vest system" that includes the vest with hoses that attach to a generator which weighs about 50 lbs. Hillrom makes a 17 lb vest system (www.thevest.com) but it costs $16,000.00. I don't understand why it has to cost so much. We can't afford the 17 lb version. My daughter who has just graduated from college and wants to travel in her career is faced with not taking her vest along with her for weeks at a time because she can't handle carrying the heavier version on and off planes, trains, etc. This leaves her without getting her breathing treatments. Is there a solution to this problem? Can the bio-vest be made any cheaper so that everyone can have the 17 lb version??

Posted by teachermom 10 years ago


how do you gain back respect when you've made an asshole of yourself in the past? Answered

I have made some pretty bad decisions in the past and am desperately looking to clean my act up. I've made decision in the past that are holding me back from getting to where I need to go... I've ignored common sense and now it's costing me.... I am relatively young and looking to just start out a career but am finding it quite impossible due to my failure to seize past opportunities... I fell like I've missed the boat so to speak and I fear that this realization has come to me on the last minute and I'm caught feverishly looking for answers anybody have any advise for me???

Asked by 8 years ago


MAC PASSWORD

Do you want to protect your Mac folders? For sure, your Mac contains all the valuable files that are not good to be shared to the WORLD. You need to protect your Mac folders so that other people will not have any access to your Mac folders. Don’t you know that passwords can protect your Mac folders? If you want to know how password protect folders mac, read this article. All Mac files are valuable to the Mac users. But, not all folders are meant for public viewing. You need to protect some of your Mac files and folders, especially the confidential ones from the prying eyes of the people. Some examples of confidential Mac files and folders are the career related ones. Of course, you will not waste all those sleepless night making your project just to give to other person, right? You will sure disagree that another person will take advantage on your Mac files and gain the promotion. That is a very bad idea. If you want to secure your career, you need to secure your files. Put some passwords on your Mac files/folders. MacKeeper can assure the secrecy of your Mac files. It has a Data Encryptor that will guarantee the complete privacy of your Mac files. It can hide your private data to avoid the public viewing of your files. You can have two options in securing your Mac files with MacKeeper. You can secure it with password or use the Advance Encryption Standard. It is being approved by the National Security Agency in hiding some of the top secret information. Undeniably, this is very effective. You can encrypt your files with MacKeeper and keep your secrets safe. In addition to that, you will not only enjoy the secrecy benefit of the MacKeeper. You will enjoy all its features that will keep your Mac in good health and solve problems when mac is running slow

Posted by alexandraggonzales5 7 years ago


Could you avoid being fired? (TV opportunity for UK teens)

Sir Alan Sugar is to put a group of 10 teenagers through their paces in a youth version of The Apprentice, the BBC has announced.Junior Apprentice will feature five girls and five boys aged 16 and 17, who will be set a variety of business tasks to test their entrepreneurial skills.The winner will win a prize worth up to 25,000GBP* and tailored to his or her individual career prospects.The set-up is very much like the original version - losing teams end up in the board room, and one member gets fired.You don't need to have business experience, you don't need to be an academic high-flyer, you just need the will, aptitude and the sheer gumption to go for it.Apply via the BBC website."Adult" Apprentice website.BBC story*Why does the site still play Billy Suggers with the sterling sign?

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


I want some one to help me at making RC car controlled by wifi esp2866 and AVR atmega 32?

Greetings,iam mustafa,working right now as it technical support engineer for 3 years and 7 months .I have never made project for RC car or any project related to embedded systems as i was always scared and think that people who create these things are super smart and iam not smart enough .i always wish to work as embedded software engineer but i've never made a project in real life. i studied c programming and materials related with avr architecture and had many interviews but i fail always .At last interview, i'd failed and the interviewer asked me to do a project so that i get better .i decided to challenge myself and build an rc car .i asked a friend of mine to help me in project& i made a code using atmel studio IDE and simulator(proteus) to test my code..my code could move the dc motor right ,left and backward and forward till this moment on the simulator (proteus software) .After while i was sick and my friend was busy as he traveled abroad cause of his work.and iam very disappointed as i didn't finish my project .i get older and i want to make a shift career and work as an embedded software engineer but iam afraid that i won't achieve my dream . i hope this post will give me a hope to continue the path of achieving my dream careeri have bought this things: 4 DC motors 12 vwifi moduleH bridge moduleresistors and wires and breadboard===============================i hope that i find some one who is patient and keep an eye on me while i do the project .Thanks all

Posted by MustafaS72 6 weeks ago


Experienced internship in China

Hi,everyone:                                                    This is Elly from Ningbo Wencheng International Student Internship Inc Nice to meet you! This is a very good chance for your getting more international experience when you are a students and you are willing to invest on abroad internship or tour.If do so,it makes more success in your future career and how to use your right view to know this world.Also,with development of economy of the larggest comsumer’s market,the more and more company will enlarge their business in China and so these company hope to employ some working experience in China for developing their business in China.At the same time,when you work with chinese together,you will know more chinese working ways or working enthusiasum to change your attitude to live. We are specialized in supplying the service of student internship,student tour and student mandarin Training in China.Please check on www.nowisi-internship.com. If you have any interesting or any plan,our Nowisi team will help for practise your plan Happy Everyday For You! Service Manager : Elly

Posted by nowisi 6 years ago


How do i build my acting resume up if i have no way to get to New York or Los Angelas anytime soon? Answered

Hello, I am an aspiring actress and I live very far from any prestigious acting schools, and the job prospects for actors are slim to none around this podunk little town. All of the extra jobs I could do like community theater or school plays are mainly musical, although I love music, I'm not that great at singing or playing some of the instruments to want to make a career out of it. I'm really interested in acting for films though, making people feel something is the reward for doing something like this and it feels so great and I love it so much that doing it for a living would really make me happy! I was just wondering, how do I build my acting resume up if I have no way to get to New York or Los Angelas any time soon?

Asked by Atonement 9 years ago


The New Knex Innovationists Tournament - T.N.K.I.T (Sign-Up)

Welcome to the new competition on www.instructables.com!People who are new to K'nex but have some sublime ideas, can enter in this competition to get their "K'nex Career" started!Everyone is allowed, no limit to the number of contestants but;Enter before June - 28 - 2009, or else you can't join anymore.Good luck.Number of contestants atm:26Contestants:- St J- Millawi Legend- Kairah- Shadowninja31- Silentassasin21- DarthVader- (Atlas)- Jollex- ZakS95- Knexguy- 222222222539- Killer SafeCracker- LordSnipe- Owen-mon-82397- Cj81499- The Jamalam- Dj Radio- KillerPanda- Heat-Seeker- Serial-Cricket- Yannyboy- Katarukito- Ajleece- Knex Mad- Knexmaster7000- Darth Gecko ManNOTE:This round is just for entering in the contest.You don't have to build anything yet.After 28 June 2009, the actual building rounds start.And no, i'm not gonna tell you in a PM what the round is, you cheatz (lol)!UPDATE:You can't join anymore.Click the link down below for the first round.https://www.instructables.com/community/The-New-Knex-Innovationists-Tournament-TNKIT/

Posted by Skreetsha 8 years ago


Canoe made out of chopsticks

Angry at seeing thousands of chopsticks used once and then tossed, this guy decided to make a full canoe out of them! Nice work.A former city employee in the Fukushima prefecture town of Koriyama has built a 4-meter (13-ft) long canoe from thousands of used disposable chopsticks recovered from the city hall cafeteria. Bothered that perfectly good wood was going to waste after a single use, Shuhei Ogawara — whose job at city hall involved working with the local forestry industry — spent the last two years of his career collecting used chopsticks from the cafeteria. An experienced canoe builder, Ogawara spent over 3 months gluing 7,382 chopsticks together into strips to form the canoe shell, to which he added a polyester resin coat. The canoe weighs about 30 kilograms (66 lbs), which is a bit heavier than an ordinary cedar canoe, but Ogawara is confident it will float. A launching ceremony is planned for May at nearby Lake Inawashiro. Pink Tentaclevia Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Military advice wanted, how to improve chances of getting the B4 ASI enlisting as a 11X/B?

I've wanted to acquire the training of a Marine Scout Sniper for a while, but decided against it. I read and found out that me getting a chance for Sniper School were pretty small, and that I'd rather not spend a majority of my military career on a boat with the Navy. (No offense intended to either the Navy or Marine Corp.) Recently, I discovered the Army offers something similar. (ASI B4) Even If I wasn't able to get that training, I would still (probably) be Infantry, which isn't half bad. How does Marine Basic differ from Army Basic? How does Marine Sniper School differ from the Army School? Are they the same? How many schools are available for military use in the US? What is the washout rate for the Benning School? What is the psych evaluation like? How is GT score (I assume from the ASVAB,) calculated? Is there a certain AIT I would have to pass to be eligible for Sniper School?

Asked by PKTraceur 6 years ago


Build Custom Robots and Electronics and Design CAD

Here are the services I offer: 1. Custom robotics design and building - price based on product I can design and/or build you the robot you need to have. I have experience with almost every brand of microcontrollers, as well as experience with PC based control. I know how to use many of the popular robotics sensors and also have a very strong mechanical background. 2. Custom electronic board designs - price based on product I can design and/or build a certain electronics circuit board , such as a custom motor driver board or a line following sensor board. The inputs and outputs of these boards can be whatever you want , as I have used almost all forms of interface in my robotics career.3. CAD Design - $25 usually, but subject to change based on product I can make a CAD of your product in either Sketchup ,AutoCAD , or Solidworks, or even all three. Here is an example of my work in CAD : http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=4761deb020b23e8a9494e7acda6a0394Feel free to email me : airman00 at gmail.com,EriceRobots.BlogSpot.com

Posted by Erobots 9 years ago


What do I need to get started in electronics?

I want to get started in electronics (for fun right now, when I'm eighteen I plan on studying computers and things like that because I would like computer repair and such to be my career) However, I know very, very little about electronics right now. I've already learned quite a bit about the more basic things just from reading some technology instructables on this site (thanks!) but to actually do the projects (mostly things involving LEDs, bots, and things like that) what types of tools do I need to have on hand? I figure I need a soldering iron, but otherwise I'm pretty clueless as to how to get started here. I learn A LOT better when things are hands on rather than reading from books so I think the projects on this site would be a good starting point. There will be plenty of time later for me to get more serious in this.  So other than a soldering iron and wires, what other things would be good for me to have on hand to get started with electronics?

Asked by lennielectric 7 years ago


Tips for Aging Happily and Research

I am doing a mini research experiment for my psychology class involving interviewing 60+ year olds  who have aged well and are Exuberant in their old age. However being 18 I don't regularly keep in contact with many 60 year olds. I was wondering if any 60+ year olds (or anyone with wisdom regarding aging happily) would be willing to answer some short questions. If anyone is interested in helping me out these are the questions 1.How well are you enjoying your career/retirement? 2. How would you describe your last vacation? 3. What personal relationships have been important to you since you turned 50?  Describe the most important one. 4. Ask persons about their marriage relative to "the Four Horsemen".  Find out strategies used for successful marraiges. 5. Of the adaptive defensive mechanisms (aka Mature defense mechanisms), which do you believe you display on a regular basis. Also if anyone has any general wisdom on tips for remaining happy in their advanced age or how to stay happily married I would enjoy to hear it. (I'll write them down and store them away for 30 years from now!)

Posted by TheCheese9921 6 years ago


Kanye West urges kids to Make Something

Here's an awesome outreach project from artist Aaron Rose and Kanye West where artists encourage kids to make stuff. The program has started in New York City where over 1,500 kids have already gone to workshops. A studio will be opening in Los Angeles later in the year. This looks pretty awesome and the artist line-up is sweet, including Barry McGee, Spike Jonze, KAWS, Kanye West, Chloe Sevigny, Jeremy Scott, and Terry Richardson.As Kanye says:"I believe every child is born an artist. That ability to express ourselves freely is inherent in every child, whether it's through singing, dancing, drawing or playing. Somehow as we get older society and culture dampen that spirit, making us self conscious about expression. I believe Programs like Make Something!! help to keep this creative spirit alive as well as show kids that being an artist is a viable career path. As public funding for schools and arts programs continue to be cut, programs like Make Something!! are critical to breeding future generations of artists who can contribute to the greater cultural fabric that keeps America forward thinking and progressive." Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Turn your instructable into an animated video

Hello Community, I have been kicking around the idea of making an Instructable about how to turn an Instructable into an animated video/presentation. It made me start to wonder how many people would be interested in doing this. If there is considerable demand, then I would be more than happy to move forward. I have been making animated videos for almost a year now. It is something that I REALLY enjoy doing so I am looking for more opportunities to offer my services to others and possibly make a little money on the side. My grandmother always told us that the key to a career is finding something that you love to do and then figuring out how to make money doing it. I found something that I love to do so now I am curious about whether there were others on this site that would be interested in having this service done for them. I am also looking for 1 outstanding Instructable that I can turn into a animated video/presentation for FREE. This will give me an opportunity to show the community what I can do. If you have an Instructable of your own that you would like to submit or have come across a great one that you want to recommend, please let me know. Here is an example of my work for anyone that may be interested. All feedback is welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Posted by ChippMarshal 4 years ago


Star (stasterisk) arrested at Logan airport for bomb scare

A 19 year old female M.I.T. student was arrested at gunpoint after entering Boston's Logan International Airport with what authorities claim was "a fake bomb" strapped to her chest, according to wire reports. The device is said to have been some kind of computer circuit board with Play-Doh and wires attached, strapped over her black hoodie. Link to AP report on her arrest.The young woman is identified as Star Simpson, shown in the image above left, and she is a sophomore from Hawaii. She has a user account on Instructables. Boingboing story Star's Instructables pageUPDATE: CNN videoUPDATE 2: Pic addedUPDATE 3: Canida's response added to BoingBoing, and a call for geek-protection sticker designs!UPDATE 4: Simpson pleaded not guilty to a charge of possessing a hoax device at her arraignment in East Boston District Court Friday afternoon. She was released on $750 bail and ordered to stay away from Logan Airport.Simpson could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. WBZTV storyUPDATE 5: We had a quick chat with Star! She's doing fine, and after dodging packs of media she's finally getting back to work on her problem sets. There's still school, you know. Of course, they've impounded her sweatshirt, so she's got to do something else for the career fair.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago