Do NOT Open This Topic!

If you opened this, Why? It clearly stated do not open. I just want to know. *curiosity killed the cat*

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago


Open Source Question

I have something I would like to release open source to assure it will not be patented. How do i go about doing this? Thanks, C.A.

Posted by gtfoxy 8 years ago


Photoshop

In Phhotoshop CS2 when I open an Image the Image does not open in the work area but shows in Layers...How to rectify this error.

Posted by Dipankar 2 years ago


How do you open zotac mag? Answered

I would like to know how to open a zotac mag to replace the RAM in it.

Asked by nfarrow 8 years ago


how to open disc drawer?

Does anyone here know how you can open the computer's disc drawer with a DOS command? much appreciated if you know

Posted by keybee 10 years ago



how can i make my locker play music when i open it?!? Answered

Please help. it would be amazing!

Asked by kmeireland 8 years ago


Does Anyone knows how to open this cube?

Hello Forum I have this cube that I want to fix, it has a couple led burned, the problem is that besides the screws from the battery lid, there is no other screw or place to open it, I do not want to damage it because it needs to be returned to a very sad little boy :( If any one has open one of this or has any clue on how to begin all comments are appreciated

Posted by wsanriv 7 years ago


How do I open a linksys router without destroying the case?

I have a WRT54GS router and need to get to the inside of it. There are no screws that I see. How do I get in?

Asked by jgeekw 8 years ago


why does open arena not work with my HDMI? Answered

It gives me a black screen also how do I get sound to work it just gives me a crackling noise. The black screen shows up after the intro.

Asked by nerd7473 4 years ago


Easy spray/liquid *open cell* foam?

Hi all - new here  :)  I was trying to think of where I could ask this and I immediately thought of instructables.  Does anyone have any ideas where I could find a spray or liquid *open cell* foam?  It's easy to find cans of spray closed-cell foam these days, but I've never seen one for open cell foam.  I've done a lot of searching, and the only open foam cell solutions I find tend to be giant expensive things for insulating houses in bulk, nothing for small scale applications.  I'm looking to fill a bundle of relatively fine tubes (diameter TBD), which I want to act as a sponge on the inside, resisting allowing the liquid inside to drain out while still allowing for gas migration.  Hence closed cell is not an option.  Polyurethane is probably fine, although other materials may well be fine as well. Any ideas?

Posted by KarenP139 1 year ago


OPEN DESIGN RESEARCH

ANSWER: opendesign@gmx.de Dear Sir or Madam, dear creative worker, dear developer and designer In consideration of growing interest in open development processes and their spreading, we are trying to get to the bottom of the »open design« phenomenon. In the course of our investigations we are very much interested in your opinion. The survey consists of a few questions related to hierarchy in open projects. At the end of our observation there will be a theoretical study, which all participants may receive a digital copy of, if so desired. (Just note that the final work will be written in German) First we would like you to answer eight questions according to a given scale. You are free to add a short comment to each answer. Finally there are two questions, which allow for a more detailed answer. 1. Does "Open Design" have a future? (No) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Yes) Comment: 2. Is there a danger of losing individuality due to the openness of a project? (No) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Yes) Comment: 3. Does the loss of individuality imply a decrease in quality? (No) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Yes) Comment: 4. Which hierarchic structures exist in your project? In which relation are the numbers of initiators and participants? (Initiators) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Participants) Comment: 5. Who has the power to decide which changes to implement? (Initiators) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Participants) Comment: 6. Open processes may result in a vast variety of designs. What kind of rules & restrictions are set that may influence individual freedom in order to maintain a high level of quality? What is your ideal conception? (Many restrictions) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Much freedom) Comment: 7. How much expertise is needed to participate in an "open design"- project? (Expert) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Amateur) Comment: 8. Are there moments when it depresses you that open design projects cannot easily be closed again? What kind of moments are this and why do you still stick to open projects? (No) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Yes) Comment: 9. How are complex assignments broken down to many individual tasks and how are these tasks distributed among the participants? Where are the limits of each competency? Comment: 10. To what extent do you understand yourself as the actual developer of a product, that you are working on together? Which kind of copyright protection is used? Comment: In case you would like to dig deeper in this topic, we also offer a more comprehensive questionnaire. Many thanks and kind Regards, Manuel Milde und Sebastian Piatza (Faculty of Design - University of Applied Sciences Dresden)

Posted by boscij 7 years ago


Why did i forget to close the cookie jar? Answered

Just always wanted to know... Coz now my cookies are stale :(

Asked by amann.nagi 9 years ago


Who can crack this safe...

I was wondering if anyone in here is good at opening safes. Its one of my new hobbies and feels great when i can get into them. I am having trouble with a Masterlock Portable Combination Safe 5900. If anyone has any ideas to help me out or knows exactly how to please dont be shy and share your ideas. Thanks for reading everyone and hope someone can help me with this challenging safe Under is a link to the safe and specifics. http://www.masterlock.com/pdfs/Safe_Space_5900_Series_Instructions.pdf Message back asap. Thanks everyone

Posted by m1stunna 6 years ago


MIT Open-couseware Helps Physics Professor Become a Web Star

Open-courseware is helping some MIT professors gain much deserved recognition. While I never took a class from Walter Lewin, I did watch a Nobel laureate (before he won the prize!) ride that same rocket-powered tricycle across the stage of 26-100 (I wrote a little bit about that here in a comment).At 71, Physics Professor Is a Web StarCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Walter H. G. Lewin, 71, a physics professor, has long had a cult following at M.I.T. And he has now emerged as an international Internet guru, thanks to the global classroom the institute created to spread knowledge through cyberspace.Professor Lewin's videotaped physics lectures, free online on the OpenCourseWare of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have won him devotees across the country and beyond who stuff his e-mail in-box with praise."Through your inspiring video lectures i have managed to see just how BEAUTIFUL Physics is, both astounding and simple," a 17-year-old from India e-mailed recently.Steve Boigon, 62, a florist from San Diego, wrote, "I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics-colored eyes."Professor Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube's greatest hits. He is part of a new generation of academic stars who hold forth in cyberspace on their college Web sites and even, without charge, on iTunes U, which went up in May on Apple's iTunes Store.In his lectures at ocw.mit.edu, Professor Lewin beats a student with cat fur to demonstrate electrostatics. Wearing shorts, sandals with socks and a pith helmet -- nerd safari garb -- he fires a cannon loaded with a golf ball at a stuffed monkey wearing a bulletproof vest to demonstrate the trajectories of objects in free fall.He rides a fire-extinguisher-propelled tricycle across his classroom to show how a rocket lifts off.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


How do I neatly open a soda can?

I have tried with a can opener, but it leaves really rigid edges which are sharp, crooked, and dangerous.

Asked by ZaynabE 2 years ago


Want to build a automatic opening drawer? Answered

could i use a dvd tray as the actuator if it is under a light enough load? what is the max it could probably open? thanx for any help you can offer

Asked by JustinJalapeno 6 years ago


Help!

I cant open anything on my PC nothing works. I am only able to get into google chrome. A GUI pops up when I try to open a program asking me what program I want to use to open it. I tried downloading Malwarebytes but it wont open either. What do I do? Please help! My PC is a big part of how I make money. (ALL THE FILES ARE .EXE!!!!)

Posted by PlexyGaming 3 years ago


Open Day at Hackerspaces in the Netherlands (and elsewhere!)

This weekend is a great time to visit your local hackerspace, especially if it's participating in the Hackerspaces Open Day. Most hackerspaces in the Netherlands will be and it's worth checking one out. More information on this here: https://hackerspaces.nl/2015/03/28-maart-2015-jaarlijkse-open-hackerspaces-dag/ (in Dutch) Our local hacker- and makerspace, Hack42 in Arnhem, will be open from 10:00 to 22:00 and we have a great programme with something for everyone: lockpicking, computer security, a fun kids activity, free books, lasercutting, 3Dprinting, and soup. All hackers, makers, tinkerers and crafters are very welcome to visit! https://hack42.nl/wiki/Open_dag (in Dutch)

Posted by Moem 3 years ago


Can you open the up the front of the DeLorean? Answered

It's a really cool car and I am considering getting one but I have one question. Can you open the front "hood" part of the car? It would make since because the engine is in the back, and you could use it as a trunk. Or is the space taken up by other parts of the car such as the battery, AC unit, etc?

Asked by bowmaster 8 years ago


Open links in new tab checkbox not working

I added a comment to the following post. https://www.instructables.com/community/Links-in-articles-should-open-a-new-tab/ Then I realized that it is a year and a half old.   And it doesn't mention the checkbox.  I am guessing the checkbox was added since then and is now not working. And that this is a new bug.  As I said in my post, I set the checkboxes to "Open in New Tab".  Then I publish and the links open in the same tab.  Then I go in (several times) recheck the checkboxes, go back and verify that they are checked and republish.  They still open in the same tab and when I go back into edit mode, they are unchecked.  Is this a bug?  Or am I doing something wrong?  If I am, I would argue that the instructions for using this checkbox have a bug. Ergo, there is a bug. Don't you hate philosopher/engineers? Grin, that's me!

Posted by steve.m.graves 2 years ago


Open-Source Warfare

Open-Source Warfare is an IEEE Spectrum article discussing how information technology and the internet play a pivotal role in accelerating the adaptation of individuals against organizations through asymmetric warfare.Robb calls this new type of conflict "open-source warfare," because the manner in which insurgent groups are organizing themselves, sharing information, and adapting their strategies bears a strong resemblance to the open-source movement in software development. Insurgent groups, like open-source software hackers, tend to form loose and nonhierarchical networks to pursue a common vision, Robb says. United by that vision, they exchange information and work collaboratively on tasks of mutual interest. The reliance on IT also enables open-source groups to identify and respond to problems much more rapidly than a more structured, top-down entity can--be it the Pentagon or a large software company such as Microsoft. According to some estimates, it now takes Iraqi insurgents less than a month to adapt their methods of attack, much faster than coalition troops can respond. "For every move we make, the enemy makes three," U.S. Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez Jr. told attendees at a May conference on IEDs. "The enemy changes techniques, tactics, and procedures every two to three weeks. Our biggest task is staying current and relevant."

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Open Source Air Guitar Hero on Xbox Kinect

Now that the Kinect has been Kracked, people are starting to experiment. How's this for a prototype? Chris O'Shea has hacked together a virtual version of a Guitar Hero style game - stand in front, wave your arms, and play chords. Nice. Air Guitar prototype with Kinect from Chris O'Shea on Vimeo.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


[Help]Opening a Asus laptop charger

Hi everyone! My asus charging cord broke and i bought a replacement. However, im having trouble acutally opening the charger case/brick. I have been trying to use a screw driver to open it up, i used a hammer, a hammer and a knife but nothing =/  Anyone has any suggestions? These "methods" i tried were the ones i found on youtube and they seem to have worked in the videos but mine seems a bit more tricky.  It doesnt have any screws in sight to take off either. I attached a picture of one like it here Thanks in advance!

Posted by cyber01 2 years ago


Ember's Mechanical Designs are now Open-Source

We released the mechanical design files for the Autodesk Ember 3D printer in Fusion 360. Here's what I wrote about it on Ember's blog: The full design of Ember in Fusion 360 is now available for you to freely view, download, inspect and modify.  I've been having a blast with the explode model function! We're sharing these designs under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, the same license Arduino uses to share their design files. Just like the formulation for our resin, we're explicitly inviting you to understand, remix, and remake Ember.   Ember's Mechanical Designs are now Open-Source

Posted by ewilhelm 2 years ago


Lego CAD software

I just thought that the Lego-ers (?) would like to know about Ldraw, open source CAD software specifically for designing Lego models. Have a look at this BBC News story to see a chap who built a model of St Pancras' railway station to a scale suitable for minifigs. Of course, you may not wish to go "open" with your software (I doubt that Ldraw has been as thoroughly debugged as Firefox, for instance), so you may with to use the official Lego CAD software. 

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


designing an easy to build open source 3D printer

Hi, I'm trying to design an open source 3D printer that should be easy to build, doesn't require any 3D printed parts (all custom parts should be made out of plates) and the other parts should be standard parts (CNC) you can easily buy on ebay. I'm as well playing with the idea that you could make the custom parts out of cardboard (since they are so simple) and then print parts that are similar to reprap's, so one design would be made with 3D printed parts. It's supposed to be a low cost (300-500$) printer. I wanted to build a cheap open source 3D printer but didn't find anything I liked so I decided to design a simple printer I would like. If I'm already designing it I can as well make it open source for others. I tried to put together some concepts in SketchUp, this is how it looks so far, what do you think, tips, suggestions? the collection of the designs: http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/14/68/63/67/design10.jpg the gallery with bigger pictures: https://imageshack.com/a/gwdz/1 or http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=177&u=14686367

Posted by 3dnio 3 years ago


Hydrogen car to be Open Source

The manufacturer of a hydrogen car unveiled in London on Tuesday will make its designs available online so the cars can be built and improved locally.The Riversimple car can go 80km/hr (50mph) and travels 322km (200mi) per re-fuelling, with an efficiency equivalent to 300 miles to the gallon....The company will distribute the engineering designs to the 40 Fires foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that will make the designs "open source".The idea, they say, is to allow local manufacturing in small plants. This stands in contrast to the "economies of scale" that drive current plants to huge sizes and workforces.In addition, designs can be adjusted for local markets, using locally sourced parts or materials.The agreement will be such that if the designs are improved by a local manufacturer, those improvements will be sent back, so that what the company refers to as its "network of manufacturers" can contribute to the overall development of the product line.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Mozilla wants its users to help re design Firefox

The article pretty much explains it. "The Mozilla Labs, which acts as the idea wing for the organization behind Firefox, is expanding its call for open-source contributions to those outside its base of community-minded coders and techies. Now, they want to get designers and creative types in on the deal."

Posted by Ferrite 9 years ago


3D Printing Open Survey

Hi everyone! I am a huge 3d printing enthusiast from Poland (Europe). I run personalfactory.tumblr.com - news aggregator/blog concerning 3d printing, fablabs, open-source hardware and related. If you have some spare time please fill in my 3D Printing Open Survey - If you could make almost anything, what would it be ? Updated results are publicly available after completing questionnaire (Please press "Wyślij" - Send button and "Wyniki ankiety" - Results button at the end). This survey will be used to evaluate demand for 3d printing services globally. It consist of 30 questions about: - open-source 3d printers - future of additive manufacturing - 3d printing services - ecology in 3d printing - copyright issues and 3d printing Three example questions: 2. Which of the following 3d printing applications is the most interesting? * - Things personalization - Printing food - Attempts to print structures resembles in functioning living tissues or blood vessels - Creating impossible or difficult to create by using conventional technology things - Printing rooms or buildings on earth/moon - Printing chemical compounds (for example drugs) - Using in renewable energy sources - Printing parts and/or mechanical vehicles 3 . Have you ever heard about cheap DIY 3D Printers (for example RepRap, PrintrBot, MakiBox A6) ? * DIY - Do It Yourself - Yes - No 4 . When 3D Printers will become one of the typical household appliances ? * - After 5 years - After 10 years - After 15 years - After 20 years or later - Never - I don't know Feel free to ask questions! :)

Posted by dziarski 5 years ago


How could I make an open circuit diving apparatus? Answered

For a quick summer project I always wanted to scuba, Hookah Style. Hookah SCUBA diving is basically diving without the tanks and with a surface line. Well I wanted to build one of these for my friends pool. First of all I wanted to build this all myself using store bought materials. I get the concept but I want to know two things. 1. Would A fish tank Airpump supply breathable Air, now I thought of this for two reasons, it is oil-less and If it is suitable for fish than it must be suitable for humans (fish are more sensative to that kind of stuff). 2. how would I build the mask, could I just get a half face mask and add an airline (inhale through nose, exhale through mouth) or would I have to build some sort of thing that works like a gas mask? Any Input would be wonderful! EDIT: I believe I will be using a small (oil less) air compressor instead of an airpump

Asked by bwpatton1 8 years ago


Open a soild USB flash?

Hi all Here is my problem, I have a "super talent" USB that it’s badly bended one day and the result is that somewhere inside there is a bad connection. I’ve tried to open it but it seems that it’s bonded solid with the circuit. Any ideas what can I do to open it? Is there a chemical solution?  Thanks Paul

Asked by pavalos 7 years ago


how do i open the battery case on my M-4 airsoft aeg? it uses a battery case disquised as a flashlight. Answered

I can't use my new gun because I don't know how to open the battery case. the instruction manual only says to put the battery in, it doesn't tell how to open the battery case.

Asked by nerfer 8 years ago


How do you open a Playstation3? Answered

How do you open a Playststion 3 40 gig without damaging the casing? Ours is dirty and it is acting up and I want to clean the dust out of it first before I tear it apart and can't fix it. Getting the hard drive out is not a problem that is how I found out it was full of dust. Thanks Joe.

Asked by Josehf Murchison 3 years ago


Open lid of metal box with an Arduino and xbee?

Hello, I've been searching and searching the web for an example video or write up off how to make a metal box's lid open and close with a web app/phone app from a distance using xbee. Does anyone know how to do it or know where I can find a good write up/example? (or any other more valid ideas on how to do it?) Thanks! 

Asked by jcameron-1 5 years ago


Does anyone know how to cleanly open a Hammer "morespace" 1 TB external disk drive case? Thanks in advance!?

As stated in the question, I have the external 1 TB morespace disk drive by Hammer Storage. I have found 2 screws on the case under warranty stickers. I would like to open this case up, hopefully without totally destroying it, b/c I need to convert this drive to an internal drive on a Linux Box. Thanks in advance!

Asked by bikerdudenc 8 years ago



IP protection for open source hardware?

If my solar condenser ends up working I'm wanting to make it open source. I realise that this means effectively giving up all ownership of it, and that's fine, but the last thing I want is for someone else to go and patent it and stop anyone else from using it. What protections are available for this kind of thing? Patents obviously, but is there anything a little less intensive? I'll be looking into copyleft and creative commons and all that, but if someone can point in the right general direction first it'll save me some time.

Posted by SolarFlower_org 8 years ago


How do i open a flood light

I have a 120v burned out philips 90 watt flood halogen light i noticed that the top has some sort of glue that holds it together the lens(top)is glued the the bottom is there any way i can like melt the glue to take the lens off? i want to put some led's in there so that i can reuse it i want to reuse the reflector and put led's in it thanks and please reply

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago


Digital Open: An Innovation Expo for Global Youth

IFTF, Sun, and Boing Boing just launched Digital Open, and I'm proud to share that I'm helping judge entries."What can you make with technology that will change the world, make the future -- or even just make life a little easier or more fun?"Institute for the Future, in partnership with Sun Microsystems and Boing Boing, invite youth worldwide, age 17 and under, to join us as we explore the frontiers of free and open innovation. Running from April 15 until August 15, 2009, the Digital Open: An Innovation Expo for Global Youth will accept text, photos, and videos documenting projects at DigitalOpen.org from young people around the world, all licensed under one from a list of free and open software licenses.Youth can submit projects in a variety of areas, ranging from the environment, media, and community, to the more traditional open source domains of software and hardware. Additionally, the Digital Open will provide resources and links to help them learn more about free and open technology movements, from figures like Richard Stallman to organizations like Creative Commons."As a company that engages schools, teachers and students from around the world to discover the transformative power of open technology, we jumped at the opportunity to work with the Institute for the Future to conceive and create The Digital Open," said Linda Rogers, Sun Microsystems' Director of Global Communities. "From Buenos Aries to Beijing to Budapest, we know that global youth are capable of spurring remarkable creativity and innovation. The Digital Open will be a window for the world to be impressed and optimistic about what the next generation will bring."Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of the Institute for the Future emphasized the participatory nature of the project. "The Digital Open is more than just a competition," she says. "It's about recognizing and encouraging kids to follow their passions while giving them community experiences that further encourage or challenge their best thinking."As an online, open source interpretation of the traditional high school science fair or world expo, the project's social networking-driven website encourages collaboration, communication, and sharing ideas. On DigitalOpen.org, youth can converse with each other about their projects, submit entries together, and win a series of achievement badges that they can repost on their own blogs and websites.The top project in each of our eight categories will be selected by our panel of approximately 20 judges, includes David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of the Webby Awards; Lawrence Lessig, Harvard/Creative Commons; David Pescovitz, Boing Boing; and Dale Dougherty, publisher of Make.To give the talented young innovators public exposure beyond the Digital Open, Boing Boing, a culture and technology blog with millions of readers, will feature each winner in his or her own video for the site. All of us at Boing Boing Video are excited about the opportunity to cultivate youth innovation in open technology," says Xeni Jardin, Boing Boing Video Host and Executive Producer. "We hope that young makers will use the Digital Open to really show off their work--and to connect with like-minded digital explorers around the world."The winning young innovators will also receive a technology prize package including a PeeCee mini laptop running the OpenSolaris operating system, a video camera, a solar-powered flashlight, and other assorted goodies.Forty years ago, IFTF's founders imagined a world in which it would be possible to improve human lives and build better organizations by thinking systematically about the future. These were visionaries saw the power of using computers and networks to build collective intelligence. Harnessing the intelligence of large groups of experts to develop forecasts, using new open-source tools take forecasting to the next level--engaging vastly larger groups of experts and non-experts in immersive experiences that allow us to envision multitudes of future possibilities in a dynamic and continuous way. DigitalOpen.org is the third open, collaborative platform that IFTF has launched this year where the public can participate in imagining and inventing the future, and the first specifically targeting youth--the true future of innovation.Find out more at digitalopen.org.Digital Open Judges:Lawrence Lessig, Creative Commons, Stanford Law SchoolDavid-Michel Davies, Webby Awards, International Academy of Digital Arts & SciencesDale Dougherty, O'Reilly Media, MAKEBilly Bicket, TechSoup/NetSquaredSimon Dingle, Finweek MagazinePatricia Lange, USC Institute for Multimedia LiteracyEric Wilhelm, InstructablesXeni Jardin, Boing BoingDavid Pescovitz, Boing Boing/IFTFKati London, Botanicalls & Area/CodeThe Playtime Anti-Boredom SocietyNick Bilton, New York Times/NYC ResistorJane McGonigal, IFTFJessica Mah, IntershipIN.comHeather Ford, Africa CommonsIsaac Mao, CNBlog.org, United Capital Investment, Global Voices OnlineColin Bulthaup, PotencoOona Castro, Overmundo InstituteElizabeth Stark, Yale Information Society Project, Students for Free CultureAhrash Bissel, Creative Commons, ccLearnPhoebe Ayers, Author: How Wikipedia WorksKiruba Shankar, Knowledge FoundationLinda Rogers, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


I can not find my work in Explore after published Answered

As Subject, I can not find my work in Explore... https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-measure-network-performance-1/ which is what I published today. But I is not opened to public.... I did not know what happened to me

Asked by iam_maker_leo 3 years ago


"Open source" marketing research, anyone?

                                  Calling any and all market research buffs!   "I need help finding my target market, but I can't afford to pay the giants in the business who have many many years of experience and probably have an agenda."   I'm sure that has been said, and heard, many times, and now its my turn. I had a thought recently about how I could find a market for a product I'm working on. Since I intend to release it openly, I want most of the side stuff the project spits out along the way to be open as well.   My idea centers around a collaborative and "smart" marketing research system. Of course there would be problems inherent to the system (trolls and SPAM, for instance) that could be remedied in a similar fashion to Wikipedia or Kickstarter. Now that I've put this idea out there, who wants to make it happen?

Posted by The Ideanator 7 years ago


Help in my Final Project

Hi, My name is Ziv. I'm doing my final project in "Product Design". The project is about taking open-source projects which are considering popular (by # of downloads, 'shares', 'Likes' etc...) and re-design them to be easier to build/use. In other words: I'm looking for cool projects/ objects that you would've been happy to build and own if they were easier to build or better-looking..  I'm hoping to find 3-5 objects and use 3D prototyping, laser-cutting and ready-made parts to build the new objects. of-course the new design will be open-source and free to use. I really believe that by collaborating with others, I could get to a much better results! Thanks, Ziv

Posted by ziv tu 5 years ago


Would it be spam if...? Answered

Ok, I'm writing an ible on something I intend to sell at some point and I'm certain that that would be considered spamming, but there is a lot more to it. It's on the adventure through the whole process of taking your idea from your head and onto a production line and having it be 'open' and then attempt to sell it at the end of the ible and/or pepper hints throughout it. I'm pretty sure the way I'm doing the ible isn't spammy at all, but I just want to make sure.

Asked by The Ideanator 7 years ago


Instructables Restaurant at PICNIC 2010

I was honored to be asked to open an Instructables Restaurant in Amsterdam as part of the 2010 PICNIC festival.  Faithfully following recipes submitted to our Pizza contest, chefs from Eetcafe De Zwijger served three different types of pizza in an intimate setting within the festival, next to the mobile Fablab.  Each day, the crew served around 50 pizzas split equally between Homemade Pizza Margherita, Rose Garden Pizza, and Flammkuchen - the other type of pizza. The Instructables Restaurant is a combination concept art piece and experimental business model.  What would an open-source restaurant look like?  Can an open-source menu allow patrons to form a deeper relationship with the chef and the food?  Would people show up just to learn how to do it themselves?  With funding from the Waag Society, the creators of the restaurant, Arne Hendricks and Bas van Abel, are trying to answer these questions.  With my permission, they chose to leverage the Instructables brand in their initial "pop-up" restaurants, which have included a Cheesecake cart, DIY BBQ, and a soup night in addition to the Pizza restaurant -- all described on their Instructables Restaurant Blog. The space created for the restaurant at Picnic was great, and probably better than any live event I've ever organized for Instructables.  Two things that worked really well deserve to be specifically pointed out:  handing out comment sheets with each slice of pizza, and tear-away handouts with the recipes and instructions for furniture and decorations.  In one of the images below, you can see a collection of comments about the pizza submitted by tasters.  The handouts had links to the website and short forms of the step-by-step instructions emphasizing that anyone could make the pizza, furniture, or lighting themselves.  (The pads of handouts were especially appealing to me, because literally the next day at NYC Maker Faire, the wind was threatening to blow our business-card-format project cards all over.)  Scanned versions of the handouts are included in the slideshow below: See this slideshow here:  Instructables Restaurant Handouts Arne calls the Instructables Restaurant a "question."  If the answer to his question is yes there is something to an open-source restaurant, he has a spot in mind for a fixed-location version.  I can't wait to eat there. A brief aside: I'm a few inches above average height in the US, but in Holland, I'm short! The Dutch are enormous, as you can see in the group image with the five of us at the restaurant. Looking up to meet people's eyes was an interesting and fun change. More images of the Instructables Restaurant here on Flickr.

Posted by ewilhelm 7 years ago


GRL Still Up and Running???

Hey guys I have been following GRL ever sense I got into technological graffiti and graffiti that is not permanent and doesn't cause damage to a building. Unfortunately this started during this last summer. The reason this is unfortunate is because nothing on the main GRL page has been updated since that time. I am curious does anyone know if GRL is still up and running if so please and not trying to be rude, but come on guys and post something up!! It's been I think almost 6 maybe more months since their last post and it's getting aggravating. How can they expect us to try to shake the ground of society with are techy mischief if we have no one to turn to? P.S. I am from New Orleans currently living in Lafayette, LA if anyone is in the area of Baton Rouge NoLa or Laffy, please PM me I want to start a GRL group down here.

Posted by Newblit 9 years ago


Open Source Ecology

Member Mikolynn suggested a new link to a site that will be of interest for most of our community: Open Source Ecology

Posted by blkhawk 4 years ago


Any ideas for an easy diy open top dining table/ desk ?

Can anyone point me in the right direction?  I'm looking for an easy to make open top table (like ikea's Vika Veine) for each member of my family.  If i could get 4 or 6 spaces put together, that would be GREAT!  We could use it for work and school (open) and then just close it when we are ready to eat.  I'm a novice and would love to get some instructions on building this...would it be possible to do with ikea's LACK tables...using 8 and then adding legs and some hardware?

Posted by hudsoncs 7 years ago


Add Request

I do occasionally look at the adds, but I find it really annoying having to remember to hold CMD when I click on them so they open in a new tab. Could the instructables team please re-program the site so that it will open the adds and links in a new tab or window, just like facebook? Thanks, BB

Posted by Bartboy 8 years ago


How to disable this openDNS thing?

I'm using a Mac. So, every time I open a website like twitter and youtube and facebook, openDNS always blocks it. It redirects it to a website (block-websites.com) and I'm not sure why this is happening. Just a minute ago it was okay. I left it like for only 30 minutes (didn't shut it down) and then when I try restarting my Safari, I could not access these websites. Before I left it, I could open it. The only thing I did is to open some youtube videos and download "genio" (not sure what it is) and installed it and then uninstalled it. why is this happening? and how to fix this? Thanks (:

Asked by spikeyshot 6 years ago