How to bind the cookbook and where and how much will it cost?
Asked by iamwith3 7 years ago
Heads up on a really important ebay auction, ending in a few hours. The BBC are raising funds for their new wildlife charity with an auction of favours, trips out with the stars and unique items (such as the sofa from Springwatch). Go. Look. Spend.
Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago
Dear instructables family, I come to you today to ask for your loving support because the Positive "sunshine" you know here, is hurting for my sister, her son and my family. It takes a huge blow to knock me down to the point that I am discouraged but the past few months my family has endured tragedies that have been difficult to bare and to openly share. My nephew has needed a kidney and pancreas transplant for five years and has recently been accepted into the donor transplant program and one of the requirements is to set up a funding program to cover medical expenses that are not covered by his insurance. Although we do not have a huge family and friend support group, we have managed to raise 65% of the modest $5000.00 that is needed for his transplant. We are nearing the end of our fundraiser and although it is very difficult for me to ask for help. I am humbled at this point and ask for your loving support. We have always been a hard working self sufficient family and have never had to ask for help from people outside our immediate family until now . . . Your support would bring a great relief to my sister who is 75 years old and about to collapse under the pressure of all the responsibilities of taking care of her youngest child who is 50. We are grateful for your consideration and support ~ I love my dear instructables family and all of the love you have shown me over the years. sunshiine~ https://pages.giveforward.com/medical/page-z85hhz/?utm_swu=2297#activity-feed-wrapper
Posted by sunshiine 2 years ago
Has anyone ever gotten outside funding for a project you were building? I have an idea for a device to make our local greenway trail safer but my investment in it would be at least a couple hundred dollars. I'm looking for ideas to gather outside funding for the project because it will benefit everyone who uses those trails. Because i am an individual and not an organization, my chances of getting grant money (even a mere $200) are slim.
Posted by Handsome-Ryan 10 years ago
Hi, I am wondering if it's against the rules of instructables to ask for funding in an instructables to be able to buy parts for my next instructables. Any one knows? Thanks in advise. :)
Posted by Electrospark 3 years ago
I have ideas... lots of ideas. Everything from electric motorcycle to camper/cargo trailers to cnc painting robot... I don't have enough money to do any of them. Ideas?
Asked by bellinghammakerspace 8 years ago
Hello Everyone Hope that you all are fine. Could any recommend any proposal topics (that are promising and require research) in the field of Applied Photovoltaics, as I need to submit a proposal in order to compete for funding offered by a major funding body in this field. I would be really thankful to you for that. Kind Regards
Asked by raishikoh 4 years ago
Hey everybody! I put the clap off bra on Kickstarter to try to raise some funds to have it manufactured. The way Kickstarter works is that I only get the funds pledged if my funding goal is met. This is a good way to see if the clap off bra is actually a viable product. I am excited to see what happens.
Posted by randofo 7 years ago
Right now there are thousands of university employees rummaging through and scrutinizing even more thousands of graduate school applications all over America (as well as other places, I would presume). Five of those applications are mine. Let's assume one of those five is a Yes. Now that I've been accepted, next Fall will start a trend of large amounts of money leaving my bank account rather than entering it as is the case with my current full-time job. I am guessing that a good chunk of people on here have probably gone through a similar situation, and I would like to know what the best way to pay for graduate school is. I have $10k of loans still haunting me from undergrad. Not too much in the grand scheme of things, but it's there. Grad studies will add quite a bit to that heap. Summary: What is the best way to pay for graduate school? What are reasonable living expenses during graduate school? (not a big spender here)
Asked by BeanGolem 9 years ago
Young maker and Instructables author Joey Hudy (lookwhatjoeysmaking) was recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, as explained by his sister Elizabeth on a gofundme page set up to help assist his pathway forward, found here: https://www.gofundme.com/joehudysfund Please take a moment to read his story, and donate if you are able. On behalf of the entire Instructables Family: Joey, we wish you the very best going forward! Thank you everyone!
Posted by seamster 1 year ago
I will keep this short and sweet. I am in the process of getting VC funding for my company/video game. I am taking emails on all parts of the development cycle. I will be using the Unity Gaming Engine for proof of concept and possible the complete game. Being that funding has not be secured yet this will be "pro bono". Please note that once funding is approved you will be offered a full-time position. You will NOT be asked to do any work without knowing you will be offered a full time position. A non disclosure agreement has already been drafted and will have to be signed before any discussion about the game can take place. If you are interested please contact me at email@example.com. Again I am looking at all parts of the development process. If you do not know the Unity Engine that does NOT disqualify you as there are many parts to the video game developement process that exist outside of Unity.
Posted by danders2 4 years ago
Hello, My name is Greg and I am the Head of Artist Relations at www.FeedtheArts.com. I wanted to reach out to this community because I think we can be very useful to many, if not all of you. We offer a platform in which artists can have projects funded without asking people for money. To celebrate our launch we are also holding some great contests, which pay out tons of Arts Cash (our site's currency). One of the great ways we are helping visual artists is through our partnerships with a few great online art supplies stores. We know supplies can add up so we have set up a great way to raise money without breaking the bank. Please check out the site and if you have any questions don't hesitate to message me on here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Posted by FTAGreg 4 years ago
We love seeing our authors transform their ideas into a reality, and we want to help in whatever ways we can. Below are some of the campaigns our authors are working to get funded. We'll do our best to keep this list current, so please check out their projects, and help fellow makers in our community find success! Current Campaigns i-mimic the animation made easy, Device capturing human motion directly in 3D animation software in real-time & without plugins. by Instructabler nawres102 Open Source DIY Automatic Tail Light, A fun and easy to assemble light sensor kit. By Instructabler Solarcycle Tiq probe, it defines a new category of electronic debug & test tools for makers & professionals - filling the gap between DMMs & 'scopes. By Instructabler markhen57 If you have a project you're trying to get funded, let us know! Completed Campaigns Doughnut Safe, Turn your spare tire into a strong box. By Instructabler Mrballeng The fumeFan, The fume Fan is a soldering fume extractor, work lamp, helping hands tool and a project organiser for hobbyists, makers and creators. By Instructabler hertzgamma SOLARPAD Open Source 5 Watt Smart Phone Solar USB Charger, Strap this water-resistant solar panel and battery to backpacks or mount it to tripods for camping, hiking, and cycling. By Instructabler Solarcycle Fish Bone, A no knots cord tightener specifically designed for paracord by author Mrballeng - Funded by almost 9000% of goal! Would you Woodwork, a funny and informational woodworking webseries by author Few Bits - Funded by 100% of goal! Zero to Maker, a re-skilling guide for new makers by David Lang - Funded by almost 2000% of goal! Arabic Alphabet Fun Flashcards, cute and kid friendly learning tool by author acraftyarab - Funded and met goal! PIXEL: Interactive LED Art, an interactive LED-based display for retro pixel art by author alinke - Funded by over 600% of goal! Blinky Fish, a tiny fish-shaped board that fits on an Arduino to help teach, by author marc.cryan - Funded by almost 600% of goal! Chipper, the ATtiny Programming and Prototyping Shield, by author Hammock Boy - funded by over 1000% of goal! Piranha, a follow-up knotless gear tie for paracord, by author Mrballeng - funded by over 1400% of goal! The Question Block Lamp, a Mario-inspired, interactive lamp for your inner geek, gamer and child, by author bduxbury - funded by almost 150% of goal! Out of Time - A patina weathered I-Beam with moving gears by Instructabler hack818 Maker Kase - Universal Maker cabinet. Perfect for 3D printers, model makers, small CNC machines and open frame Bitcoin Miners by Instructabler bmc.loughlin Have you started your own Kickstarter or Indiegogo to help fund your project? Let us know! Please leave the link in the comments, along with a brief description. We'll add your project to our up-to-date campaign list above, and promote it across our channels. If you have any questions, or want to add any additional info, please email me at email@example.com Thanks!
Posted by kazmataz 4 years ago
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has used Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or Rockethub to fund an idea. The companies are crowdfunders so you can get money to start and complete your idea, whatever your idea may be - from art, theater, film, music, or products. My biggest fear is someone stealing my idea and beating me to the punch. I know it may be unlikely but I have had it happen to me and to friends before. I would hate to post an idea and have someone read it who had the funds to start it and run with it on their own. I would like to know if anyone else has used these companies and if they were successful. Thank you.
Asked by King Haus 7 years ago
Sweet! Earlier today my kickstarter project for my calendar hit its goal. Now there are just a few days left before it closes. Which one? This one. The Big Picture: a continuous wall calendar for 2013 Thanks to the folks on here who are funding it as well as anyone who ever even just checked it out. And if anyone was on the fence about funding it since it wasn't a sure thing, please give it another look. There's even a stretch goal. So... damn. This has been an adventure. Actually going into production on a project for the first time ever. This will be cool.
Posted by fungus amungus 5 years ago
Scope screen for sale! I had an old osiliscope and I had taken out the screen. the last time before I had taken it apart the screen worked. I have started working on another project and now I have run out of funds for it, so now I am figureing this screen I wanted to play with, might just get me enough funds to finish my project. I need at least $30 for the screen, thats with shipping! I feel a little sad to have to part with it.... but I really want to finish my new project.
Posted by inductionheat! 8 years ago
This guy, Brian Greul is trying to launch a business offering hobbyist kits. He's trying to fund his start up on kickstarter and the first kit is a micro controller based repeating timer kit that can be programed with switches or potentiometer or with Arduino. This looks like exactly the timing circuit I need and many others can utilize as well. Problem is that if he doesn't get funded we will not likely get our hands on a TinyTimer anytime soon. He is 2/3 pledged toward a $2,000 goal but the funding period expires early Aug 29. I've been hand wiring 555 timers, some with 4017 decade counters to make timing circuits since the early 80's but I still haven't really explored the Arduino well enough to use micro controllers for the same purpose. There is no kit anywhere that will fill the gap like the TinyTimer promises. I feel that a lot of folks can just push the "Easy Button" with the TinyTimer. Please visit kickstarter.com and search TinyTimer. A pledge will get you a kit or assembled timer in November. If the kit becomes available to the public I will create an instructable for my CoolAzz Chiller which earned me an Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon at the 2007 Austin, TX Maker Faire. Please hurry, he only has 10 days left before the funding ends.
Posted by veetron 4 years ago
I've heard so much about LED floaties,throwies,and everything else. But, I was thinking this could be used at a community cookout or something like that as a fundraiser. People buy an LED item and release it. Money could go to charity or fund. Any thoughts?
Posted by ry25920 10 years ago
Hello! I was wondering if it was possible to make a cashless (apart from adding funds) payments system. I was thinking it could be done with an Arduino and RFID reader/writer OR smart card reader/writer. The balance would be stored on the card (AFAIK data can be stored on the cards) and when the person buying something wanted to add funds to their card, they would hand over money. The person that is staff would type in say 500 for £/$5 and press a button, the user would then scan their RFID tag/card or remove their smart card (because I forgot to mention that they put it in at the beginning) and the funds would be added. If the user then wanted to buy something, they would say what they want, then if the total came to £/$2.50, the staff member would type in 250 and press a different button and the user would scan their RFID tag/card, remove their smart card, etc. I would just like to know if this is possible. If you need it explained differently, then just ask! Thank you!
Asked by 7_7 3 years ago
I found this on Reddit and it looks like an awesome tool. I allows you turn almost anything in to a button and it can work as an audrino. It a kickstarter project that is already fully funded. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joylabs/makey-makey-an-invention-kit-for-everyone
Posted by ehudwill 6 years ago
Light sources available in market or the ones that have to be constructed, either will do the job. It is a college project with limited funds so both economy and quality are to be considered.
Asked by usama164 6 years ago
I just launched one of my projects on Kickstarter it is a PCB shaped like a fish with 3 eyes, it connects to an Arduino board. I really want to have a successful Kickstarter, so the whole funding goal is only $200. Check it out! Tell your friends!
Posted by marc.cryan 5 years ago
Dear all, We are a small company located in Singapore and we are starting a community for the trading and reselling of your old and unwanted cables, electronic components or computer parts that are lying around your house. So help us do our part for mother earth by visiting the following link:- http://sites.google.com/site/ventincrecables/green-ventincre As a start and due to the lack of funding, we will temporary use google group to host all advertisement postings. Hopefully, as we move along, more funding will start flowing in to enable us to utilize a better platform like tal.ki so that more people would be able to take part in this small project that we have. We will be really grateful if you can join this community by posting your advertisements and also, donating funds from time to time as these are crucial for the survival of this community. Our future plans would be to include the donation of computers and laptops to communities in developing countries, charities or schools. Do feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any queries or suggestions. Yours Sincerely, Ventincre!
Posted by needitbadly 7 years ago
Asked by treymartin82 on LED Lit Walnut and Resin-River Coffee Table That Charges Your Phone! 3 months ago
We need more entries for the robot contest so if you have an idea don't be held back. If you are young (still in school) and have an idea but no money ask your parents the'll usually be happy to help with funds and contruction. So... GET CRACKING! XD
Posted by duck-lemon 10 years ago
Hi! My name is Miranda and I'm trying to start up a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival that will tour America for one year. PLEASE CLICK HERE I've worked in the production industry for the past few years and I feel as though there aren't enough festivals that really showcase independent artists/crafters/musicians. I'm using Kickstarter to raise funding in order to make this happen. If you aren't familiar with Kickstarter, it's an all or nothing crowd funding site where you present a project and have people make a pledge. In return for making a pledge, you offer a reward. I'm offering some great hand made rewards and I would love it if everyone could check it out. Thank you so much.
Posted by meplusyou 5 years ago
From kick starter page: Create circuit boards in minutes, from home, at the cost of a cup of coffee - Squink prints conductive ink and assembles your circuit. Atmel had posted about a new device called "Squink". What it does is print a circuit board on paper (or anything flat like glass), applies conductive glue to the contacts, and automatically places your components on the board for you! They have a kick starter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/botfactory/squink-the-personal-electronic-circuit-factory but I am 13 and cannot fund it. I believe this device will be found in the home of makers all over, and I think spreading the word will help these people. So please head to the page and fund/share the word!
Posted by DELETED_JesusGeek 3 years ago
Hi:0) I am trying to renew my membership, and I get a message saying I don't have back up funds, which isn't right sinceI I use my PayPal account without any problems. Help I want to stay Pro!!!! Love you guys. Help please. Lyn (porcupinemamma)
Posted by porcupinemamma 6 years ago
What would you consider to be the perfect way to spend a day within the time and funding constraints? I'm interested to hear your views and ideas, so express your opinion below. After all who expresses it better? P.s. Like in reality you have to live with the consequences of your choice/s.
Asked by roblin90 8 years ago
I need to do LED Cube 4x4x4 but wen i jet to step wen i bring the ic i looking for it i don't find her but i fund Atmega32L i need to way to programed the Atmega32l can be happen in this ic if worked can get the circle to program her Thanks.....
Asked by matrex 7 years ago
Hi all, I'm starting a little workshop/workbench but don't have a lot of funds. What ultimate electrical tool should I get first ? (under 100 euros) I was thinking about Dremel.. but not sure how many times I'll use it :)
Posted by hgodron 6 years ago
As you may have read here, Instructables author stasterisk was arrested at Boston's Logan airport for having a breadboard, LEDs, and a battery on her sweatshirt. Many Instructables members have inquired about helping her out in any way they can, so here's one way you can help:You can donate via Paypal to stares (at) gmail (dot) com. You can also send her a check directly. Send me a private message for her address if you'd like to donate via mail. You can also buy a t-shirt to show you support. Click here for details.Currently, she has $500 in expenses related to things like court fees. I'll keep this post updated with any further expenses.Should she receive more money than expenses, the remaining will be donated to a charity (I have suggested the ACLU).
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago
Switching on to computers run by solar powered batteries, St.Xaviers now has alternative sources of energy to power lights, fans and other gadgets in the premises. It built the solar power system onsite as it is far more economical and powerful than the conventional system. Initially they have planned to run ten computers from as many solar panels and in phases install about 100 such panels on our roof tops to run computer science courses, The fund for research work for alternative sources of energy would be borne by the college and if needed they would approach other agency for funding. The college, celebrating its 150th year, got autonomy three years ago. And I study there!!! How cool is that?? One of our science labs are completely solar powered! I'll upload more pictures soon!! Kabir
Posted by mhkabir 8 years ago
This announcement is posted on behalf of Jim Newton, founder of TechShop. September 23, 2013 I have some very exciting news to share with you about the TechShop community and our aggressive expansion plans. Today, the "Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act", also known as the JOBS Act, became law in the United States. The JOBS Act allows a small company to advertise that it is seeking to raise money through the sale of securities. Before the JOBS Act, it had been illegal for companies to advertise the offering of securities, and the law restricting that advertising had been in place for 80 years! That restriction tied the hands of small companies and made it very difficult or even impossible for them to legally attract funding. The JOBS Act, which is a bipartisan law overwhelmingly passed by the Senate and the House and signed into law by President Obama, became law today. It will be invaluable to start-up companies because it will make it easier for them to seek investment, and will lead to the creation of many new companies and many new jobs. Today, in concert with the JOBS Act becoming law, TechShop has launched an aggressive campaign to raise up to $60 million in funding through the sale of TechShop stock in amounts of $25,000 or more, and through the acceptance of loans of $25,000 or more from individuals. These funds will be used to build and support new local TechShop locations. Here is a link to the official press release about TechShop's $60 million crowd-funding campaign: When I opened the first TechShop in Menlo Park CA back in 2006, it was only possible to crowd-fund the money we needed because it was legal to advertise our fundraising efforts in the state of California. California is one of only two states in the United States that allows such advertising...the other is the State of Texas. It was only because we were allowed to advertise that we were able to reach out to our community and ask individual people to loan us $25,000 each. We crowd-funded TechShop San Francisco and TechShop San Jose the same way, raising about $2.5 million for each of those locations in a matter of weeks. Before the JOBS Act, TechShop has crowd-funded almost $10 million so far to open our existing locations, but we had to do it either within California, or through direct communication with potential investors and lenders. It was difficult to do this because we could not advertise outside of California, so our tried-and-true method of crowd-sourced fundraising from our community was not scalable outside of the state. This has limited our expansion. Now, because of the JOBS Act, we can pursue funding from individuals across the country and fulfill our mission to provide every person in every community with access to TechShop's tools, resources and information. This will allow us to drive the restoration of American manufacturing, help to create new companies and new jobs, and empower even more people to be makers! Here are the next cities in which we would love to build TechShop locations: Baltimore MD Boston MA Cedar Valley IA Chandler AZ (opening Nov 2013) Chicago IL Grand Rapids MI Los Angeles CA Menlo Park CA (moving to a new location) New York City NY Pittsburgh PA Portland OR Seattle WA St. Louis MO Washington DC (in Arlington VA) If your city is not listed above, here's the most exciting part: As part of our $60 million fundraising campaign, we have set up a way on our web site for people to vote to determine which community the next TechShop will be located! For more information about how individuals, companies, institutions, and governments can invest or become lenders in TechShop, and how they can vote for their hometown to be the next to have a new TechShop location, please visit our investment page. Please help us spread the word so we can open new locations in the communities that want, and need, TechShop the most. Sincerely, Jim Newton Founder and Chairman, TechShop, Inc. http://www.techshop.ws/
Posted by mikeasaurus 4 years ago
I can sew and loom knit and do most any craft if there is an 'ible about it. I NEED it for a craft fair in November and the money raised goes into a fund for me and a few friends to go to the mountians. Please help FAAASSTT! We NEED help. P.S: we are selling it at a bird sanctuary, so bird crafts would be cool.
Asked by Mauigerbil 6 years ago
My niece and her group mates need to raise funds for their school festival. They decided to sell foods but still need to market them. They are considering printing marketing materials like posters, flyers, and custom stickers. Do you think it's a great idea? Or can you recommend printing companies they could check?
Asked by reezegardner 6 years ago
Is it allowable for us to translate or "copy & paste" the Instructables to our Indonesian scouting blog? What should we do then? I'm an officer of Hizbul Wathan Scouting Organization of the Muhammadiyah in Indonesia. Frankly speaking, we have no fund to start big, but we would like to disseminate your ideas.
Asked by tauhid 8 years ago
Antibiotic resistance is becoming a real problem, and I figured that the crafty and scientific community could help. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/help-fund-and-add-incentive-drug-companies-create-new-and-better-antibiotics-fight-rising-super/nwTTbVX3 I started this petition on the white house website. Note: This is at no benefit to me, I am just trying to bring awareness to this issue.
Posted by airsofter1 4 years ago
I have some cash that I want to keep in my house - emergency fund - but I worry about two things - theft & fire. Any ideas of something that won't burn up in a house fire that small? What usually survives house fires?
Asked by karrel 9 years ago
I occasionally see questions from people wanting to know if they can make their own solar cells.Previously, the answer was "no".Now...The latest issue of Science in School contains a "how to" for making organic solar cells from dyes instead of silicon, that produce useful amounts of electricity.Link to "how to".Also in this issue...The archive of back issues is here (can you find my article?).If you browse the magazine, and like it, you might consider passing the URL on to friends, colleagues and potential advertisers. Previously funded by an EU grant, the print magazine is distributed free. The website is funded until October 2010, but the print magazine needs finance (sound familiar?)Anyway, if you are part of, or know of, a company that would like to target their advertising to science educators across Europe, point them at http://www.scienceinschool.org/advertising or contact them directly at email@example.com
Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago
Hello fellow instructablers! I started my first ever teespring.com crowd funded run of tshirts about a week ago, and I'm SO CLOSE to hitting my goal! I figured Mad Science (being the best science) might be of interest to the rest of the instructables community. This is my own design, and I'm pretty proud of it. Perhaps you'd like to share your own love of Mad Science by sporting one of these awesome shirts, or giving one as a gift to the Mad Scientist in your life! As of this posting (December 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm) there's just 3 days and 19 hours to go! If I get just 10 people to preorder they get printed (I'm at 9 now), and if I get more than that then I make a little scratch to fund future projects. http://teespring.com/bestscience
Posted by depotdevoid 4 years ago