San Francisco Trip

Heading to San Francisco in April for a family wedding and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on things to do.  I'm bringing my three little girls, 10, 8 and 6, so we will have to do some touristy things.  They would like to see Instructables and I don't know if that is possible.  Specifically I need to find a moderately priced hotel,  a restaurant in China town or any tips you might have.  I am from Chicago and know that sometimes Google doesn't work so great, like suggesting a restaurant or hotel that was just featured on the nightly news, and not for good reasons.  Thanks in advance for any help. CDAwisconsin

Posted by cdawisconsin 7 years ago


Courses in San Francisco

Hey, i'm an Mecatronic Engineering student from Brazil, and i'm visiting my brother in San Francisco for a couple of weeks, and I was wondering if there were any cool places with interesting courses about electronics,  like arduino and different electronic components and motors, or also about building different structures, basically anything that could help me build a remote controled car for example. I have an open mind about this, i'm not entirely sure what i'm looking for, but any suggestion of places with good courses i could take a look would be very much apreciated! And for those who read everything, a treat: "What kind of ears does an engine have? Engineers!" Thank you all in advance!

Posted by alexroque91 5 years ago


A Night in San Francisco? [Sorted]

Right, here's a question for the San Franciscans amongst you... What's to do overnight? Kitefamily land in SF on the 29th July, just before 11pm, so I reckon it will be at least midnight before we get out of the airport. Unfortunately, the apartment we have rented is not available until 1pm on the 30th.  That's half a day to kill. If I was alone, that wouldn't be a problem, but I'll have Kitewife, Roger-X (15) & Conker-X (11) with me, as well as our luggage, after 16 hours on a plane. So, does anybody have a suggestion of what to do? Shall we be boring sensible, and book into a motel for a night?  Or can you come up with something more interesting to do, that is also family and luggage friendly? A big ask, I know, but I'd like a good start to our month in SF. ------------------------------- EDIT: OK, so it looks like we're going to be staying in a motel.  Anybody recommend a specific one? -------------------------------- FURTHER EDIT: Thanks, folks.  We've decided to ne normal and sensible, and have booked that night in The Dylan. By the way... I AM VERY EXCITED!!

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Zee-bloomin'-ro!

We are here ! It's 10:45 local time, sunny, we're fed, I've seen two new birds already (a chipping sparrow, Spizella passerina, and a Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus), and we've just realised that we're less than 100 yards* from the nearest BART station. The plan for the rest of the day is to trundle into the city to find our apartment, then I hear there's an interesting place to visit over on 2nd Street... This is already shaping up to being a good experience. UPDATE: Rather than clog up the forums with this stuff, I'm going to blog and tweet it. *See, I'm talking American already!

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


San Francisco bike survey

Here is a survey for everyone out there who bikes in San Francisco. My biggest complaint about biking in the bay area is the lack of pedestrian / cyclist access to the bridges. It makes me mad. http://www.sfbike.org/?reportcard

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago


Denizens of San Francisco - Coolest Art-Space Ever

Heya,My girlfriend just told me about The Frankenart Mart. It's a communal art-space/store with a really unique business model. I don't know about you, but I think this is really a great and interesting idea. I hate to say this, but it's so... like... ::GASP:: .... Art Gallery 2.0Any which way, they're changing up the theme of the store next weekend and they are inviting people to drop off work (in case anyone is interested). I think I might drop something off.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


Make:SF Tonight!

Make:SF is having their monthly downtown meeting tonight at Instructables World HQ. All are welcome to attend. The festivities start at 6:30PM. 489 Clementina St. 3rd Floor

Posted by randofo 9 years ago


Mission Bazaar

Tis the season for the holiday craft bazaar. And no one does it up like SF. W00T!Mission Bazaar the self-proclaimed "Shopping Spectacle" will host tons of artisans exhibiting their creative works, products, fashion and accessories. There will be over 20 hours of live performances on three stages featuring live music, circus and dance acts, performance artists and DJs, including gypsy jazz, bellydance, spoken word, beatbox, choral ensembles, fashion shows, puppetry, flamenco guitar, and much more.And it's totally in a castle!"...full of period detail including cavernous dungeon-like basements, stone staircases, sweeping corridors, and a gigantic drill court spanning almost an acre..."It's the Armory Community Center, and the Mission Bazaar is the first public event to be held there in over 30 years!! So take the chance to come check it out!Saturday, December 6th from 10am-6pm and Sunday, December 7th from 11am-6pm at The Armory Community Center at 14th & Mission in San Francisco, which is right around the corner from my house, so I will totally be there.Scope it! MISSION BAZAAR

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Sparkfun in San Francisco??

I need location(s) of sparkfun or sparkfun distributors in San Francisco! I am going there (I am from Croatia in Europe) and I don't know locations! I don't have time to search because I'll be there e just few days and then I go back. Please help!

Asked by Dantex 8 years ago


An empty city

Via Laughing Squid's Twitter feed, I came across this; Filmmaker Ross Ching created this eerie time-lapse of San Francisco in which all the city’s streets, bridges, and sidewalks are completely empty. The effect was achieved not by shutting down San Francisco’s streets, but by clever digital trickery. San Francisco is my absolute favourite place in the world, and watching this video brought on a weird kind of homesickness - there are streets I walked several times a day, some within a block or two of the apartment we used in August, or only metres from HQ, and watching them without the lively crowds is both fascinating and creepy. Enjoy: Of course, you're a Maker, and you're curious about how the cars and pedestrians were erased from the city... *sigh*

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


We've Moved!

Instructables has taken another step forward by moving from the naval base in Alameda to San Francisco! While we loved the views and the shop at the tower the space was getting a little too cozy and, along with Potenco, we moved on across the bay into a new spot in the South of Market neighborhood.The new space means that we're easier to visit and we're much closer to the many cool folks of the DIY community in San Francisco. We have some big plans for the new space, but for now we're focusing more on unpacking boxes and making lots of runs to pick up free items we find on Craigslist. Oh, and finding all the cool new places to eat nearby. We're loving our new food options.We'll have more pics of the new space soon. Right now the place is pretty sparse, but it'll be cool. Very cool.Have a good caption for the second picture below? Enter it into our caption competition!

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Laser Etching at Web 2.0 Expo

We've been at the Web 2.0 conference using our Epilog to laser etch all sorts of things for free. The biggest job that we did was a complete tattoo on a brand new MacBook Pro that a gadget blogger from Chile bought the previous day just for this! It was the biggest job of the show and took 26 minutes to do. Other etches usually take a lot less time as most people are etching phones (lots of iPhones).Check out some of our awesome pictures. Bring in your gear tomorrow, and we'll give it a tattoo too!More Links: CNET loved us Wired was inspired Fayer Wayer article with more pics Fabulous fractals QR codes more QR codes ... and a bit more video

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Ch. 3 In Which Old Science Creates New Technologies

Hey Instructastorians! I know I haven’t been keeping my Instructables Intern Blog updated, so in advance I apologize for the lateness in this update. Things have really picked up since the last time I posted anything here! As some of you might remember back, a couple of weeks ago Instructables HQ, which where herein be referred to as Instructables Laboratories (Seriously, that’s what they call the building here!), held a massive social event involving Liquid Nitrogen and fast freeze Ice Cream. It was a rising success for everyone and more than 70 people visited our lab! The Ice Cream was fantastic to, due to our delicious confectionary staff particularly Angie, and our Maker Faire ticket raffle was awesome. As for the Faire itself, I unfortunately was not able to participate in the Instructables Booth, being more than slightly preoccupied with my own DIY PIXAR stand, but I heard it was great. They managed to give away almost all of the Lab’s business cards and even managed to sell several dozens of our Robot T-Shirts! Sure beats the hell out of being stuck in a dark room, with several hundreds of people jamming into your personal space, while Tesla Coils scream Classical Music at 56 decibels… BUT, last week after the Faire, things became sadly much more subtle. Several people around The Lab were still recuperating from the hectic events of the Faire and there wasn’t much to do around the office. Being recently promoted to the job of Delivery (meaning I get to control all outward shipment of prizes and gifts), my goal was focused on trying to ship out a lot of the past closed contest prizes from a couple of months past. Thankfully Instructables had a monthly event to obliterate this post MF doldrums- INSTRUCTABLES BUILD DAY! This is held on the last Friday of every month, where most work is momentarily cast aside and everyone instead works on their own personal Building projects! SWEET! So for my project, I ended up creating something really cool involving PVC pipe connectors, a Shop Vac and several feet of clear vinyl tubing ('ible coming soon).  I'm making a note here- HUGE SUCCESS! As for myself, even though I might’ve gotten used to waking up at 6:00 AM to commute 1.5 hours to San Francisco, I’m still completely thrilled to be working here. Always something new going on and never a dull day at the office Lab. OH and I finally got my own key! Now I can enter our labs without setting off the Turret Defenses! -New Intern 2011, SHIFT!  

Posted by SHIFT! 6 years ago


Dead Drop at Instructables in SF? Answered

If you don't know what a dead drop is, it is a USB device mounted in a wall, in a public space where anyone can access it. Anyways, I have heard there is one at the the Instructables HQ in San Francisco. Is it still there, and does anyone know what's on it? Next time I am in San Francisco I will have to check it out!  

Asked by your dog 7 years ago


DIYcity San Francisco

PariSoMa Coworking SpaceWednesday January 14, 2009 at 6:00pm1436 Howard StreetSan Francisco, California Get DirectionsTwitter bots, aggregators, social software, mobile apps - we use these things more and more in our daily routines to make our lives better. But can we also use them to remake our cities altogether?How can software designers, architects, urban planners, sociologists and citizens work together to design a better San Francisco?How can we transform urban spaces, changing them from the centralized, hard-coded things they are today into finely-tuned, fluid, user-operated systems that are efficient, sustainable and fit for life in the 21st century?This will be the first San Francisco DIYcity meetup. Are you interested in helping with this stuff? Then you're invited! Come out to get to know each other, exchange ideas and help plot our future direction. Please also join our discussion group at DIYcity.org.DIYcity SF is the local branch of DIYcity, a movement kicked off by John Geraci in New York City. For more about DIYcity, visit diycity.org.

Posted by noahw 9 years ago


Free Maker Faire Tickets

I've got two free tickets to give away for Maker Faire Bay Area, happening on May 19th and 20th! You have until 12:00 NOON PST tomorrow to enter. See my blog for details.

Posted by JamesRPatrick 5 years ago


DIYbca tomorrow night in San Francisco

If you find yourself in San Francisco tomorrow night be sure to check out the excellent late night party at YBCA. It's always a good time when art gets a little out of control.  This time it's being called DIYbca

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


I get to go to the Instructables HQ!

Yesss!I am leaving to Yosemite on Thursday, renting a hotel.Then the next day (Friday), I am going to hike or whatever.Then we go back to the hotel.Saturday morning, we start out to San Francisco.We get there around... I dunno, 3 or 4 or something?I won't be able to make it to Yuri's Night, but the next day (Sunday), Eric and I are planning on meeting at the HQ at around 11 I guess.This is gong to be sweet.Sorry the images lack color...

Posted by GorillazMiko 10 years ago


Ice Art Alaska: San Francisco Art Institute Team

INTRODUCTION:In March 2008, a team of five graduate students from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) are determined to participate in the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. Four sculptors will compete in the Multi-Block Classic event, which involves carving over 700 cubic feet of ice in under 132 hours. Additionally, we are bringing one archivist who will record and write about our experience. We seriously consider Ice Art as an opportunity to enhance our artistic knowledge and ingenuity, as well as to positively impact the communities involved.TEAM:Jesse Hensel, Team CaptainEric ReyesStephanie InagakiJesse WaltonLaura Rogers, ArchivistCONTEXTIce Art brings together communities from various countries -consistently from Canada, Norway, Russia, Japan, and China - and at all career levels including professional artists, students, and local residents. Each team has a different approach. Some will celebrate traditional craft while others will pursue edgy artistic expressions. Some will produce monumental forms while others will carve small-scale objects. For six long days, the SFAI team will work intensely together in the harsh Alaskan environment. During morning and evening meals they will reenergize and discuss different carving techniques and landscape traditions with other participants. This experience will undoubtedly benefit those in the competition in addition to educating and entertaining audiences worldwide.For general information about the competition visit: http://www.icealaska.com/COMMUNITY PARTNERS1. San Francisco Art Institute2. Make Magazine3. Morrow and Hensel Consulting4. Instructables

Posted by jesse.hensel 10 years ago


I am Going To San Francisco Today!! What places should I see?

Hi, I am leaving for San Francisco/bay area but specifically Stinson beach today. Are there any maker friendly places I should see while I am out there? Thanks Joe

Posted by joejoerowley 10 years ago


Toronto, San Francisco - Where to buy?

I live in Croatia and my friend is going now to either to San Francisco, USA or to Toronto, Canada.My question is where in these towns he can buy electronics, robot parts, MAKE and LadyAda kits... etc.? And where is in these towns sparkfun store or dealer?

Asked by Dantex 8 years ago


Toothpick San Francisco

Artist Scott Weaver has built a model of San Francisco with a twist: it is made entirely out of toothpicks and glue. He estimates he used 100,000 toothpicks on the model, which includes a track on which ping-pong balls can roll down and 'visit' the city.Surprisingly, Instructables HQ does not seem to be included--must have been an oversight.PressDemocrat via SFist via my friend Nicole.Image from core77

Posted by joshf 9 years ago


Looking for Arduino Instructor in San Francisco

Looking to hire an instructor for a fun new arduino class for New Media students at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  More details at the job posting or I am happy to answer questions: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/edu/5169746978.html

Posted by AndreaP16 2 years ago


Six degees of separation from Eric Wilhelm

Caitlainsdad says I have 3 degrees of separation: Eric walks the Streets of San Francisco. Karl Malden and Michael Douglas star as detectives in the "Streets of San Francisco". Adrian monk is a detective in San Francisco... How many do you have?

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Pearl Art Supply in San Francisco Closing Sale - also Cambridge, Iselin and Los Angeles

The Pearl Art and Craft Store on Market Street in San Francisco is closing on Feb 14th. Everything is 75% off now. 969 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103-1701 (415) 357-1400 It is a big art and craft store - 3 floors. Lots of great stuff. Click on the link. I just did and found that stores are also closing in Cambridge, Iselin, NJ, and Los Angeles.

Posted by SFHandyman 8 years ago


StarWars Lightsaber event in San Francisco!

Hello fellows DIYers! :D Instructables is with no doubt one of my passions. Another one is lightsaber combat! This sport is very popular in Italy, thanks to Ludosport, one of the first sport association devoted to the study and practice of the lightsaber combat. I can personally confirm that this is a FANTASTIC sport activity, and now it will land @ SAN FRANCISCO! Jan 30-31, 2016 @Studiomix 1000 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109 Come and try a new amazing sport activity, not just for Star Wars fans! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1251151791565704/ Book your place at: http://www.ludosport.net/en/ Stay great!

Posted by Darthorso 2 years ago


Jesse Hensel, San Francisco Art Institute Ice Art Team Captain

I am a contemporary artist as well as a traditional woodcarver. This will be the third time I have participated in the World Ice Art Championships in my hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska. Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute: Expected May 2008 Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College: 2006 Additional Images of my work can be found at: www.jessehensel.com

Posted by jesse.hensel 10 years ago


FireFox 3 Robot Building San Francisco Dolores Park

Firefox 3 is nearly upon us! What better way to celebrate than to re-create the Gran Paradiso robot on a sunny afternoon in Dolores Park? Everyone is welcome - invite your friends! Bring your robot building supplies. For more information, and details on what to bring visit the Wiki page below.The main Wiki:http://wiki.mozilla.org/Build_the_Robot_Partyinvite: http://webmynd.pingg.com/Firefox3firefox party: http://mozillaparty.com/en-US/events/view/232

Posted by Buckley 9 years ago


Master of Fine Arts Exhibition- San Francisco Art Institute

You are cordially invited to my Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. Opening reception will take place this Friday from 7:00-9:00pm in the Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason. The exhibition will continue May 17-22nd from 12:00-6:00pm. Over one-hundred artists will be represented at this event.Thank you very much,Jesse Henselwww.jessehensel.comAdditional Information:http://sfai.edu/page.aspx?page=290&navID=652&sectionID=4Directions:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Buchanan+St.+and+Marina+Blvd,+San+Francisco,+CA&ie=UTF8&ll=37.805274,-122.433701&spn=0.009833,0.015814&z=16&iwloc=addr

Posted by jesse.hensel 9 years ago


Altered Barbie in San Francisco

It's time for another Altered Barbie exhibition in San Francisco - perhaps the best thing that's happened to Barbie since her introduction over 50 years ago. Here Barbie "breaks out of the mainstream American concept of beauty and social stigma. The new Altered Barbie metamorphoses and naturally blossoms into a diversity of attitude, social roles, politics, and culture expressed through the medium of art." If you've seen lavonnesbarbies at Maker Faire, you already have a good idea of what you're in for.  If not, check out the great gallery hosted at Altered Barbie and find out more about the upcoming exhibition!

Posted by scoochmaroo 7 years ago


Valleyschwag Hoedown

Some of the Instructables team will be at the Valleyschwag Hoedown tonight in San Francisco. If you're there, be sure to introduce yourself. I'll be easy to recognize -- look for the guy in a green tie.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Ice Art Alaska Team Member: Jesse Tyler Walton

I am an artist living in San Francisco's Dogpatch. My work mainly consists of sculpture, installation, kinetic sculpture, drawing, animation, and printmaking. I am currently attending The San Francisco Art Institute for an MFA in sculpture. I received a BFA in printmaking and a minor in German from The University of Iowa in 2003.

Posted by astrodogxxiv 10 years ago


Cardburg, the final days

If you're in the San Francisco area, try not to miss seeing Cardburg at Cell Space.http://www.cardboardinstitute.com/page2.htmlI was there last night and had WAY too much fun flying a cardboard helicopter on a string through the cardboard buildings. My friend taped some cardboard triangles to her back and stomped around as Cardzilla.(yes they are crappy cell phone pix, go see it in person!)

Posted by rachel 10 years ago



Speaking of a boat made from recycled bottles.....

Here is an article and a video about a couple that wishes to sail their boat made of plastic bottles, from San Francisco to Australia. David de Rothschild is preparing to sail from San Francisco to Australia in a raft made of 12,000 recycled bottles. Among other things, he is hoping to convince the world to take better care of its waste.The Link and video are here

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


So uhhhhh....

Nobody has anything to say yet? there're like 6 of us here, so who lives in a state/city that has legal weed? san francisco represent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by chronichaos 10 years ago


Cory Doctorow in SF Tomorrow

We have been posting projects from Cory Doctorow's awesome new book Little Brother, so it's great to hear that he'll be doing a book signing in the San Francisco. So if anyone is interested here is where it'll be at:Borderlands866 Valencia StreetSan Francisco, CA 94110 Thursday, May 22, 20087:00 pmFor the rest of his book tour you can check out:Book Tour

Posted by lamedust 9 years ago


Buy a massive cryptex built by Mythbusters

Want to buy a massive cryptex? What if it was made by the Mythbusters team? Well now's your chance as this huuuuge 13' long and 6' tall device. Bids are being accepted via eBay and the proceeds go to the EFF. The only catch is that you need to pick it up in person in San Francisco.Hey, wait a second... our office is in San Francisco. I need to go and talk to Eric. eBay auction via Make

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


San Francisco Public Making Meet Up #3

I'm holding another "Make Out" making in public event this Thursday, June 2nd at the Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco. It's a casual meet up to work on projects, share ideas, brainstorm, meet people, or just drink beer and chat. (Amsterdam cafe has around 300 beers available.) (They also have really good coffee, tea, and wine if beer isn't your thing.) Bring a project or just bring yourself. In the past we've had everything from crafts to robots to baking.  Last time we looked forward to Maker Faire, so I expect we'll talk a lot about our Maker Faire expereinces. When: June 2 from 5pm to 8pm (though it may run longer.) Where: Amsterdam Cafe, 937 Geary street, San Francisco [map] [web site] I'll be the guy playing with LEDs and Arduinos. Cost: Free! (Though Kelly, the lovely owner of Amsterdam cafe would appreciate it if you bought something to drink and tipped well.) Who: Everyone is welcome. More details are here. 

Posted by Grathio 6 years ago


Pier 9 Tour

Take a tour through the Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco, the place that Instructables calls home. Is it Earth's most awesome collaborative workspace? We think so.

Posted by xxlauraxx 3 years ago


I need a source for reliable, normally open push button switches.

Either online or in the San Francisco bay area. Fry's does not have what I need.

Asked by unklstuart 8 years ago


Check out Casey's Instructables!

Casey Scieszka is Neighbors Project's new Writing Intern for San Francisco. She's started publishing great Instructables in the Neighbors Project group; check them out!

Posted by neighborsproject 10 years ago


Ribbon Cutting at Pier 9

Yesterday (Thursday September 12th) was the official ribbon cutting at Pier 9.  There were many people in attendance including Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. In Instructables' tradition of being nontraditional, the ribbon was made of metal and cut by Carl with a grinder. Tours were given after the official cutting to those who haven't yet experienced the awesomeness of our workshop! Read some more in the article on San Francisco Business Times.

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago


Model Railway Exhib-Conservatory of Flowers-Mini Landmarks made of Recycled Materials

There is going to be a Model Railway Exhibition at the Conservatory of Flower in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. They turned one of the wings into the largest fantasy Model Railroad layout. Landmarks of San Francisco have been built out of Recycled/Repurposed Materials and placed around the layout. It looks really cool.The Conservatory of Flowers is Recycled Acetate File Folder Tabs, Corrugated Plastic and Chess Pieces for Finials. The Chinatown Gate is out of Mah Jongg Tiles and Dice, Portals of the Past is from Cassette Tapes, the TransAmerica Pyramid had 6000 Computer keys, and Coit Tower has Rulers and Yardsticks. There are more buildings also.November 20, 2008 - April 19, 2009Golden Gate Express ExhibitionThere is a video at the link and you can read a news story about it.Model Railway-Conservatory of FlowersPhotosSan Francisco Chronicle

Posted by SFHandyman 9 years ago


Model Railway Exhib - Conservatory of Flowers - Mini SF Landmarks made of Recycled Materials

There is going to be a Model Railway Exhibition at the Conservatory of Flower in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. They turned one of the wings into the largest fantasy Model Railroad layout. Landmarks of San Francisco have been built out of Recycled/Repurposed Materials and placed around the layout. It looks really cool.The Conservatory of Flowers is Recycled Acetate File Folder Tabs, Corrugated Plastic and Chess Pieces for Finials. The Chinatown Gate is out of Mah Jongg Tiles and Dice, Portals of the Past is from Cassette Tapes, the TransAmerica Pyramid had 6000 Computer keys, and Coit Tower has Rulers and Yardsticks. There are more buildings also.November 20, 2008 - April 19, 2009Golden Gate Express ExhibitionThere is a video at the link and you can read a news story about it.Model Railway-Conservatory of FlowersPhotosSan Francisco Chronicle

Posted by SFHandyman 9 years ago


The Billboard Liberation Front: AT&T & NSA

See if for yourself at 14th and Valencia in San Francisco.Reminds me of slambert's awesome Look Like Your Enemy: Create signs that confuse, astound and parody!via Laughing Squid

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


RoboGames this weekend!

Hi everybody! This weekend in San Francisco, robots and their makers will be congregating at Fort Mason for the fantastic event known as RoboGames. RoboGames is sort of like the olympics for roboticists, featuring events such as Autonomous Fire Fighting, Kung Fu, Bartending, and a crowd favorite: Combat Robots. This will be an epic event, I'll be out there for sure! See you there!Here's a video of the Combat Robots from Maker Faire this year: Also, keep in mind that Instructables is holding its Instructables and RoboGames Robot Contest where you can win a chance to go to RoboGames 2009, among other prizes like a RoboPhilo android kit!

Posted by bradpowers 9 years ago


Seed Bomb Vending Machine

Seed bombs are little balls of clay, compost, and seeds that you can toss into a vacant lot to try and get some new plants to grow. It's a guerrilla gardening technique and you can see how to make one here. If you just want to pick one up and live in San Francisco you can now buy them from a vending machine. These were designed by Common Studio from LA and repurpose old gumball machines with the benefits going to Project H Design. First Seedbomb Vending Machine Lands in San Francisco!

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago


GREY WATER GARDENING. New gardeners in San Francisco need help.

We would love to know a legalish, inexpensive, and DIY way to divert some of the grey water in our household out to our new garden.

Asked by trishrichman 8 years ago


Fusion 360 instructor wanted

Does anyone know where  I could find hands on instruction here in the San Francisco Bay Area?  I have tried posting in local media for a part time instructor but have had no luck. Thanks Wayne

Posted by WayneD59 1 year ago