Do you know what Magic Lantern is? Social Media + Creative Intern-to-Hire Position in DTLA

We have an open position in social media at the company I work for.  We're looking for a confident self-starter who is interested in engaging with our community, as well as effectively produce content. www.thesyndicate.com This is an internship, with the possibility of intern-to-hire position for the right candidate. * Internship is 8 weeks long, unpaid, 2 days per week (maximum of 20 hours per week) ***** If you are an active college student seeking to receive credit for this internship, you MUST have your paperwork/syllabus/credit agreement prepared for us BEFORE you begin your internship with us. We also need a contact for your school and/or professor.****** * Your work will be reviewed every week, and feedback given. * Recent college graduates are welcome to apply, with preference given to enrolled/active students. Who we are: * www.thesyndicate.com * We are very HANDS-ON. If you are the type who likes to jump into a new project, put your personal stamp on it, and present something amazing to the world, you've got a place here! * We are open-source from top-to-bottom. We run on linux. * Do you know what MagicLantern is? * We have a strict no-whining policy. If you whine, this opportunity may not be for you. TO APPLY * Send us a message here on instructables or to hiring@thesyndicate.com. Include the basics of your name, what school you attend (or have attended), and why you're interested in this internship. * Provide TWO (2, only two!!) examples of your a recent project, product, or idea that you have actively helped to promote. Tell us 1)What your GOAL was for your social media outreach 2) What was your biggest challenge or failure as you completed this project 3)When thinking about your social media strategy, what techniques or methods did you use that did not work as expected? Why do you think these methods didn't work as intended, and what do you think you would do differently? *Provide a writing sample by answering this question: When considering hemp and cannabis, how do you think these crops have transformed the economy and politics? 300 words or less!

Posted by gigijiji 5 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


Check out Alyssa's new Instructables

Alyssa Keil is Neighbors Project's great Boston writing intern this summer. She's started putting up some Boston-specific Instructables in the Neighbors Project group. If you're in beantown, check them out.

Posted by neighborsproject 9 years ago


BBM Challenge Council Internship Contest

WANT TO WIN A CHANCE TO MEET LAUREN BERGER, THE "INTERN QUEEN"?  HOW ABOUT WINNING A NEW BLACKBERRY? FOUR CHALLENGES. EIGHT WEEKS. SIX GRAND PRIZE WINNERS. If you think you have what it takes to become the next big thing, enter to become a Protégé of one of our six BBM™ Challenge Council members. All Protégés will get a free BlackBerry smartphone and the chance to meet their celebrity in person. To get started, choose a celebrity and submit an entry describing why they should choose you.  DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? PROVE IT. http://bit.ly/rbu3Ha

Posted by Reiko-san 6 years ago


Instructaturn

Hello everybody. I've been quiet for a bit, busily building a computer program that can understand curse words, a ski game that takes in your head location for its tilt, and an alternative sense pathway through the back. But I have bigger news: In a month I'll be in California helping the good people at instructables, and hopefully building a few things that you will find interesting. This is a great community and I'm sure you'll be hearing a good deal from me in the near future. Yours in awesome. The instructaturn -lamedust (BG) This is me in disguise:

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago


What are some good tips for interning?? Answered

This summer i'll be interning at Sony in the editing room while they're editing a feature film and i was wondering what some good tips are so that i can do a good job while i'm there 

Asked by thatshortkid17 8 years ago


UK internship (no longer) available

Anyone interested in a northern UK based internship ? We are an engineering design company, with many areas of expertise in electronics, software and mechanical design and manufacture, and our current crop of interns are returning whence they came.   We have some amazing projects coming up at the moment which will eventually look great on anyone's CV.  This is an entry level position, for which we will pay expenses only, for a suitable applicant to gain access to our tools and knowledge. We aim to have fun along the way. Internship available for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months, starting Mid-September or later. Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 6 years ago


Intercom radio network with tree or more old landline phones?

Hi, me and my friends who live at a bording school, wold think it was a lot of fun, if we could make an intercom network so we could speak with each other, we have thought of making the network with tree or more old landline phones. anyone got some suggests?

Posted by sunes13 7 years ago


First Day Interning at Instructables

Today is my third day as an intern at the downtown SF Instructables office. I thought I'd recount Day 1 as a day-in-the-life! It starts off with: "Don't come in before 10am" from Eric, and a mention from Noah (my more direct boss): "We recommend that folks bring their computers, a contractor trash bag, a good pair of running shoes, a banana and hard hat on their first day - that way, they are prepared for whatever challenges may await them at Instructables." So I walked out to the office, found the robot-painted door wedged between the liquor store and the Mexican restaurant, and walked up the stairs. It's one big room- open tables everywhere covered in stuff of all sorts: duct tape, paper towels, electronics, crocheted Pac-Man, a giant styrofoam face, an electric toaster. Everyone is at their workstations- one folding a 3D paper alphabet, another fiddling with a breadboard. The devs coding on one side of the room while walking on treadmills at the computer and DJ'ing the room. Anyway, I walked in and looked around, and was greeted with a tentative "Hello?" from someone at a desk*. I clarified that it was my first day of work, and that cleared things up. Bilal, the artist-in-residence, gave me a shoulder tap, and I was welcomed by Eric and Noah. *Apparently random strangers occasionally wander up the stairs. We now have a laser cut "days since a random stranger walked up the stairs" counter for the office. Noah showed me around, introducing me to the editors' corner, the marketing team, showing me the rooms along the back wall: "Office, sewing/electronics lab, office, store room, office, prize room, woodshop/laser cut room, 3D printer. Probably ask someone before you use the 3D printer. Test kitchen, game corner." And that was it. Back at his place in the editor's corner, he nodded. A brief pause, and then I asked, "Is there anything in particular I'm supposed to do?" Noah laughed. "Good question! Since you're just here for the summer, you'll be doing a lot of making stuff. You can use any of the supplies, or if you need to buy anything, let me know." There are a few other things I get to do, too. I can feature Instructables, and am encouraged to do outreach to people who aren't on Instructables but ought to be. But right now, most people in the office are working hard on entries for the Make it Real contest. So I got to work. You can check out my page for the fun things I've begun to make here at the office. A few other key points of the first day experience: -2pm check-in: everyone in the office meets around the lunch table to say what they've been doing that day. -Membership at TechShop- lots of fun toys for making things! -Picking up things from the MakerFaire -Getting project cards Since then, I've gotten some fabric and done some sewing for a project I haven't posted yet and worked with CNC paper cutting, 3D printing, taught myself Google SketchUp and Silhouette, and have begun to list all the things I'd like to work on this summer All right, that's enough writing. Time to make!

Posted by SelkeyMoonbeam 5 years ago


Instructables Needs Fall Interns!

Instructables needs interns for this Fall in the San Francisco area! We're especially looking for people to help us do community management and build cool projects. See the seedy under-belly of the site! Learn that "scalable community management" isn't just a silly buzz-phrase I made up! Help us make Instructables users happy. Please send a resume, cover letter, and any other useful information to iwannawork at instructables dot com.See all the positions available at Instructables.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Tetranitrate Lives!

Just got my alumni magazine in the mail.  I open it up and see one of the former ibles interns featured in a two page color spread - Tetranitrate.   I guess he answered our "Earth calling Billy" to see what he has been up to lately.  See the article here http://cable.poly.edu/issue/spring-2011/news/campus-buzz/bright-ideas-billy-gordon  I had met him at Maker Faire last year with his LED dredlocks.  So what is the moral of this story? Somewhere out there is a market for the pants kilt.

Posted by caitlinsdad 6 years ago


So Excited!

Hey Instructabrarians!  Guess what?  After literally asking and asking and asking for so long now, they've finally agreed and I've finally got my summer dream job.  That's right, starting tomorrow  I get to work as an intern at Instructables, the #1 most awesome show and tell on the net!  This is so cool, and if it wasn't that I need to pace myself for DIY PIXAR at Maker Faire 2011, I might spontaneously combust at any second!  I've been a gigantic fan of this website for more than 4 years now and this is quite literally a dream come true for me.  Not only do I get to work at Instructables but I also get to meet the amazing founders of this awesome website!  Not to mention being able to commute to San Francisco on a daily basis!  This is Awesome and I'm so excited! Anyway, I will be keeping a photo diary for anyone who's interested (as well as updating my personal Flickr page) with weekly activities with the company on my new Nintendo 3DS.  So if anyone's got an .mpo viewer you might be able to see what Instructables is like in more than two dimensions! Well, got to go to bed, lots of commuting to be done tomorrow.  Just thank you to all of the great Instructables employees and to anyone who was nice enough to enjoy the random builds I've created on Instructables. -M.E. PS sorry if it sounds like I'm being overly arrongant about this.  It's just that for people who know me know that this sort of thing never happens for me, so I'm just going to enjoy it while I can.

Posted by SHIFT! 6 years ago


Dimension Engineering needs an intern or fulltime thingermajiggerbuilder

Lets pretend that you, intrepid reader-of-postings, have won the lottery. What are you going to blow it on? Beer? Collections of earwaxes from around the world? Bottle-feeding orphan baby whales? Heck no. You're gonna buy you some welders and a CNC machine and a whole slew of electronic bits and bobs. You'll have laser cutters and plasma cutters and nail cutters and cutters to put a cutting edge on your other cutters. You're gonna have goddamn robots that make MORE robots. A drill? _singular_??? I'll take nine, thank you very much! If not, then this isn't really a job posting for you. Still here? Here's the deal. We're desperately dull people. Wretched, really. All we want in life is to make electronic components. No no, not flying electric cars. Just the parts, thank you very much. Our CUSTOMERS, on the other hand, won't stop taking our parts and doing progressively sillier things with them.  They couldn't be content to make a house. They want a WALKING house. "Hello, yes, I have this robot cow that we use to train for rodeo. Its been on the shelf for ten years since the robo-goring..." they say. My poor children get launched into orbit, sunk to the bottom of the ocean, dragged across antarctica. They've powered chairs, couches, bomb disposal robots and bomberman replicas. I shudder to think what ill-advised schemes we'll be helping to perpetrate when my top secret new (and entirely wholesome) projects are done. It fills me with apoplexy just to consider it. Obviously uninteresting people like we lot can't test products for interesting circumstances. What we need is someone who would salivate at the directive of "Find some new way to use these shelves full of robot parts. Make it dramatic. Make it a great writeup. The machine shop is to the left. CNCs on the right. Welding is down the hall, electronics is in the middle. Woodworking shop is at the end of the building. Climbing wall is by the bathroom if you get bored. Here's some budget. Do crazier mechatronic things than our customers do. Report back immediately if you accidentally make a roller coaster or a doomsday device." We certainly do not already have bumper cars, go kart tanks, flame throwers, radio control office chairs, orbotrons and/or backyard roller coasters here. Because those might be interesting. Which we are not.  Anyway, that is a real job posting. For a real job. For which you could be paid. An intern would be okay, a full time creator-of-things would be even better. You could submit a resume, but afor real consideration I'd need to see a portfolio of projects. We don't really have every tool ever made, but that's just because I took some of them home for the weekend and haven't brought them back. Honestly. We're an electronics manufacturer with a mortising machine. Um, because mortises are good, solid, red blooded American woodworking joints. Very boring. Yup. Downsides? We're in beautiful Ohio, home of the low cost of living and, um, did I mention the cost of living is low? Anyway, company website is www.dimensionengineering.com It is a very boring website. Because, you know, very boring people. jobs@ to send portfolios, resumes, or well wishes.

Posted by DimensionEng 6 years ago


Need Tips on Finding an Internship

So, as much as I've enjoyed being a full time student for the last year, the time comes when a man discovers he needs money, that time is when his wife says "Get a Job"! So I'm starting to look for an Mech Eng internship and the internship office at UCF is proving less fruitful than I had anticipated. Of 18 engineering internships listed (and that list has only grown by two in the last 45 days), only 5 are "local" and of that 5, I meet the qualifications of 3. Those 3 being USA/NASA 68 miles away Lockheed 43 miles away and Disney 47 miles away Not that I'm asking for the world to meet my convenience, but the idea of working an internship 12-20 hours a week while commuting 9-12 hours a week, plus carrying a full time class load, thrills me not. So the question becomes, quite simply. How Do I Find An Internship? Post my resume to Monster? Spam my resume to every engineering firm in a 30 mile radius? Help, any reasonable suggestions would be much appreciated. I added that pic because I need your bright ideas.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 9 years ago


Jayefuu as Instructables' Artist in Residence

Thursday saw the end of two of the most fun filled months of my life. Since the beginning of February I've been an artist in residence at Instructables' office in San Francisco. First impressions? The office was unlike any I'd ever visited or heard of. An open plan 2nd floor office above a deli and a night club on 2nd street, Instructables' headquarters is home to a team of 25 young and enthusiastic staff. It's not like your average software company either, no desk is the same and each is covered in or surrounded by a mix of complete and incomplete projects, or is in itself a project. Those above mentioned staff are all friendly. The office has the same tight knit community feeling that I have felt part of as a non-staff member using the site. As an artist in residence I was given no direction other than to be creative and pursue and finish projects that interested me. The environment was hugely beneficial as a maker. At home I feel that I have to explain why I want to make something. “But you can buy that!” I am often told. At Instructables I was surrounded by people who understand that making is a passion, that it's important and ideas quickly develop and grow as enthusiastic friends chime in with over the top but all too often adopted suggestions to improve projects in progress or create new projects. There doesn't need to be a reason to create something to amuse, educate or just show off. While in residence I worked on a bubble machine, a giant chess set to play in Eric and Christy's kitchen, an improved laser cut jenga pistol, a cupcake decorating stencil, several educational instructables as well as writing Perl to simplify several tedious admin tasks performed by the editors. My most used tool was the laser cutter. If I had to choose a favourite new skill that I learned, I'd be hard pressed to choose between the skills I developed with a DSLR and lighting, and how to drive a forklift. The best piece of insider information I picked up.... I know who the next artist in residence will be! Given a chance, I'll definitely be back. I love the staff, I love the city and the nearby climbing is exceptional! James

Posted by Jayefuu 6 years ago


Ch, 4 In Which Mikeasaurus comes to Instructables and I Build Portal Stuff

Hey Instructabrarians! SHIFT! here to give you all of the semi-recent goings on at Instructables Laboratories!  Last week, our facility opened it's doors to our newest team member Mikeasaurus!  He's been a long time user and fan of the site (you might remember him from such classic 'ibles like Wristwatch Turntables, the very Blade Runner-esque Umbrella Light, and most recently the popular Magnetic Putty ) and we are pleased to have him join us.  So far, he's done a terrific job helping me out with shipping out packages as well as being a fantastic go to guy for any Photoshop editing needs!  As for me, awhile ago for one of our in-house contests, I was looking for unique ways to liven up our lab at Instructables HQ. My inspiration finally from a picture of the iconic cake, from the first Portal game, that hangs – on our bathroom door. I thought it would be really fun to create some kind of companion piece alongside it, and decided to make a couple of themed papercraft models based on the game.  For my first craft I decided to make something that would help protect Instructables’ top secret information from unwanted intruders and rogue test subjects. “Hey”, I thought, “why not the militaristic Turret defenses?” This deadly craft was designed by deviantart’s billybob884 using Pepakura software. He has done some amazing work with papercrafts and Portal and was responsible for designing my amazing GLaDOS papercraft I enlarged 24 X for our recent Game.Life Contest. (“Oh, So NOW you’re going to mention Me? [[=REDACTED=]], you Monster.”) Next, I constructed a tiny 1- inch craft, the fan favorite friendly Companion Cube, desktop edition for our editor-in-chief zazenergy. This craft was designed by user Moony for the /po/ board on 4chan.com Just the thing to help zazenergy with some normal day to day testing!  Finally I created the FrankenTurret that was featured in Portal 2 which (spoiler alert) is a horrific combination of the Aperture Science Weighted Storage Cube. This cool miniature craft, however, came from digitprop.com and was given to Mikeasaurus, who is another fellow Portal fan of our lab. I also have future plans for a fully functioning one and plan to submit it to our Simplebots curator and designer Randofo sometime soon. Anyway, I love Portal and Papercrafts so this seemed like a perfect combination to me. I have a few more Full-Scale versions for some of our upcoming contests, so that should be really interesting. -SHIFT! EDIT: I had pictures of Mike in our office, but can't seem to find them anywhere, sadly.  

Posted by SHIFT! 6 years ago


Billy is alive!

Our esteemed intern Billy finally departed for Japan a few days ago with nothing but a backpack, toothbrush, change of clothes and camera. Having not heard from him in a few days we were starting to worry, but I am happy to report that he is alive... and taking pictures! Albeit, it is not exactly clear what he is taking pictures of. Perhaps you can make sense of this.

Posted by randofo 9 years ago


What are the details of an Instructables internship?

When interning with Instructables, what are some of the details not addressed here? Specifically -   What is the timespan of interning with Instructables? Could it be done over a summer, or is more time expected?  How early do hopefuls usually apply in relation to when they begin interning?  It's not abnormal for a college student to intern, right?  I'd like to keep it as an option for this summer, so if I knew it was a possibility, I'd start building a portfolio right away. Any help or tips would be appreciated (especially from interns of days past)! -p/Mc

Asked by paul.mckay 3 years ago


are international entries acceptable?

Are international entries accepatable in summer yarn contest?

Posted by creativegirlz 7 years ago


Are international entries allowed?

Hi, I'd like to know if international entries are allowed for this contest...

Posted by syribia 8 years ago


Why aren't all the contests international?

Why aren't all the contests international?

Posted by geo bruce 6 years ago


My experience as an AIR

Wow! What an experience. Probably the most enjoyable, action packed, creativity-loaded 2 months of my life.  I have been tinkering in what I used to call shops; building, hacking, creating, for as long as I can remember but this... this was more than I had ever dreamed. The residency program at Instructables is a dream come true. Access to a state of the art shop, surrounded by creative, inspiring, fun people. What more could you ask for. Take one of the most creative, forward thinking, cutting edge areas of the United States (the Bay); the coolest city in that area (San Francisco); the prettiest/most unique part of that city (the Embarcadero) and slap the worlds best creative work shop on it, right over the water (Pier 9). Walking in the doors for the first time was surreal. From the swinging meeting table to the coolest kitchen I have ever seen; water jet to brand new Bridgeport; 3-D printers to industrial sewing machines, Instructables has done it. Within hours of being assigned a desk I was signing up for workshop classes and using Autodesk software to mock up some design ideas for the bicycle frame jig I spent most of my residency building. I later used this jig to build a bicycle frame.  Not only was I having a blast building what I wanted to build, I was building skills I hope to use professionally. I am hoping to start my own business building custom bicycle frames. The time to tinker and build at Instructables gave me a tremendous jump start. I wish it hadn't ended.

Posted by Tanner W 4 years ago


international entries?

Now international entries are not accepted so what if I only enter.If I win a prize i may not take the prize.Is it possible?and by what time would be international entries accepted .

Asked by robot1398 6 years ago


International contests?

Can anyone tell me if there will be international contests...ever? I see all these new cool contests but unfortunately they are all US+Canada (-Quebec). Is this site slowly turning into an exclusive club?

Posted by ZoDo 6 years ago



International measurements? Answered

Please add international measurements to the course, as well as some standard terms for yarn.In Europe we don't have inches, yards, chunky or worsted. :)

Asked by bprinsen 1 year ago



Is it possible to convert an internal laptop keyboard to an external usb one?

Is it possible to convert an internal laptop keyboard to an external usb one? If so how would I do it. Thanks

Asked by DELETED_MakerNinja 2 years ago


Giant Mobile Pipe Organ!

Howdy! For those of you who've been around for a while you might remember me as one of Instructables' interns. I had the awesome privilege of being published in The Best of Instructables for my Guitar Hero controller hack. I'm currently working on a big project and would love your help. I've been nominated for an award through The Fun Theory. The proposal is to create a pipe organ, called the Anywhere Organ, in which each pipe is connected to an air supply via a flexible hose. This allows the pipes to be installed with special care and attention to any space, creating a unique instrument whose character is an aspect of that space. The system is devised around Processing with midi signals coming in from a keyboard and being sent out to an Arduino to control the pipes. A lot of the decision of what project gets the grant is your opinion and your votes. If you like the idea I'd love your support. Take a look at my proposal here. Vote for it with the little blue dots below the comments. They work just like the star rating system on Youtube. Thank you all for listening and have fun making. If this project goes through you know I'll be documenting all the cool stuff I discover here. Matthew Borgatt/bofthem/gianteye sinbox.org

Posted by bofthem 8 years ago


How the oxygen is available in International Space Station? Answered

Astronauts  can breath oxygen inside the International Space Station.My question is how the oxygen is available in International Space Station.Is they got any method of generating oxygen artificially?

Asked by Rajkumar2506 1 year ago



International Contest is on NOW, accepting entries.

OK, folks, sorry for the delays, but the Unofficial International Go-Pro Challenge is NOW ON. Entry is open to everybody, no matter where you live, but please pay attention to the special restrictions in Step Two

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


clarification on international prizes for puppetry contest

Just wondering... the grand and first prizes both say 'international winners will get $150 gift card' ... is that instead of the $150 muppet, or instead of everything? Just struck me as odd.

Posted by SewLolita 5 years ago


American or international.? Answered

Many things are American standard but will not work elsewhere in the world and cannot be bought elsewhere or that does not work due to voltage/hertz differences. Are these courses international, or just American?

Asked by BobH160 5 months ago




International Contest - Deadline!

Don't forget to get your entries in for the International Contest - pro memberships available to winners. Post links to your projects in the comments to enter.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Shortcomings of International Trade Agreements

Ever have the fealing you've been cheated? And to think, I spent all that money thinking I was getting a Cadbury bar.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


Internal Server Error Uploading Images

Upon completion of upload of image in new instructable I receive an Internal Server Error message.  Image does not upload.  I would show a screenshot of the error, but uploads will not work on this form either. HELP!

Posted by DiyWaterDog 1 year ago


Are international entries accepted?

Well? I assume this is only for USA because instructables team are only giving away Sears gift cards. And Sears are only found in USA...?

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


internal bleeding brain cake

How do i make the pouch that holds the blood syrup in the middle

Asked by Tatyana 8 years ago




International Epliog entries

I would like some clarification regarding this year's Epilog Challenge. It states "International entries are accepted." but there is someone in the comments (Culturespy) authoritatively  claiming "International entries are not allowed due to international shipping restrictions on lasers. Sorry guys." Is Culturespy right, or misguided? My contest entry is going to cost me more then any of the other prizes are worth, so it is only worth me pursuing if I have a shot at the laser cutter.

Posted by NathanWilliams 7 years ago



How to hack Nokia 6630 internal speaker for better sound. Coz the sound is too low. Can i put another internal speaker?

Can I change internal speaker of Nokia 6630 for a better sound quality. Coz its sound is too low. Is there any solution to amplyfy the sound ?

Asked by Rohitrai 8 years ago


Will most International Makers be excluded from future challenges?

This seems to be an unanswered question... or it's quite possible I just haven't found the answer. I feel some clarification is in order... please.

Posted by bajablue 6 years ago



Dell Inspiron 1525 Internal Webcam not responding/broken, Help? Answered

The Webcam on my Dell Inspiron 1525 recently stopped working for no apparent reason, no changes were made to settings or hardware. It keeps telling me that no webcam is plugged it, and that I should attach one, The webcam is internal, and has had no previous problems. Any ideas on a fix?

Asked by cosgrove 8 years ago