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Instructables Internship - Day 1 Answered

Hello from Instructables HQ!*

Last Saturday, I flew down to visit Instructables. I stayed and poked around San Fransisco over the weekend, but today I started my Instructables internship!

(Sadly, I left my camera at home, and I don't have nearly as many pictures as I'd like)

I arrived at the control tower, and was greeted by [/member/numberrandom Mitch] and [/member/fungusamungus Ed], and [/member/candia Christy] & [/member/ewilhelm Eric] arrived shortly thereafter.

I was shown around the place, and then I started to get working. I got to take [/member/noahw Noah]'s desk, since he's out for the week. (Probably chasing [/member/T3h_Muffinator Muffinator] to get Project X's instructable done...)
Soon, [/member/rachel/ Rachel] walked in, and helped me get a copy of the database working, so I could start working on site-related things.
While the computer was chugging away (as it did for the rest of the day), I walked around and met [/member/randofo Randy], and a few other people.

Randy explained to me some of the cool things that he's working on, and I offered to help. Somehow, we stumbled upon the idea of drying clothes by microwaving them, and we were really close to actually trying it...

Later, I started assembling and documenting [/member/ladyada Ladyada]'s (seealso) TV-B-Gone kit. I didn't get to finish it before the day ended -- it just flew by!

Everything was going great. I had been extremely excited for this opportunity, and its even better than I thought. Everyone seems interested in each other's projects. Its really cool.

I can't wait until tomorrow, where I hope I get to do more exciting and fun stuffs!
Yes, I said stuffs!

* okay, I'm not there right now...

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-21

Kind of late (this comment), but cool!

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T3h_Muffinator (author)2008-02-19

Yay Zach!

Sounds like you're having loads of fun, and are being much more productive than I was =D

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zachninme (author)T3h_Muffinator2008-02-19

Yeah, its *awesome* :D
And yeah, I was really excited about the productive stuff, but I'm doing other fun stuff too!

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Patrik (author)2008-02-19

Congrats! Looking forward to meeting you in person one of these days. Maybe next Show-and-Tell at the HQ...

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zachninme (author)Patrik2008-02-19

Thanks! I'm only here for a week, though, and there's no S&T; planned... Maybe if I come back during the summer!

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Goodhart (author)2008-02-19

Cool!

Hey, in a way, those photos were going to trouble me...I was looking at the battery case, resistors, transistors, caps, LEDs, s/m push button switch, 8 pin socket, and what appears to be either a 555 or an Op Amp 8 pin ic, and also what appears to be an interrupter type optosensor; and trying to figure out what you are constructing there. :-) Then I thought it might be the TV b-gone kit, so I looked it up. And, ok, so I took the long way around, you already had a link to that in your text *duh*
*thumbsup*

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zachninme (author)Goodhart2008-02-19

Its an Attiny 87V, I believe. A low-power, low pin count, yet more memory than the Attiny13, its a good choice for this application.

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Goodhart (author)zachninme2008-02-19

Oh, flash memory *blush*

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Goodhart (author)zachninme2008-02-19

Oops. Ok, I have a device with similar part numbers on it that is a flash, but then, that doesn't LOOK like a flash, so my being in a hurry didn't help me sound very intelligible, did it ? :-)

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Brennn10 (author)2008-02-19

That sounds awesome! Keep us updated!

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teaaddict314 (author)2008-02-18

i wish i could intern at instructables....your so lucky

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