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Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014 Our annual Halloween Contest may be half a year away, but we're so excited we wanted to start the conversation about it now! As with previous years, this contest is open to Instructables posted from November 12, 2013 onwards is eligible. So you can post your scary creations right now and be eligible when the Halloween Contest goes live September 12, 2014. The categories this year are: costumes, props, decorations, and food. We want to be blown away by your creepy creativity! To help get those juices flowing, here's some outstanding content from previous years. Winning costume from 2013: Killer Predator Costume Winning decoration from 2012: Giant Tentacle Monster Want more insight? Here's links to previous years Halloween Contests to get your brain juices flowing: Halloween 2013 Costumes Halloween 2013 Decorations Halloween 2013 Food Halloween 2012 Props Halloween 2012 Decorations Halloween 2011 Halloween 2010 Halloween 2009 Got prize ideas? We want to hear them! We're hoping to make this Halloween Contest even bigger than last year, with mega prizes in each of the categories (costumes, props, decorations, and food). Share your ideas in the comments below!

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Change For 2014

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that not only will I be posting reviews but I now will also be posting instructions as I have had a few practices of how to make instructions and I've got the hang of it. Zombiekiller-93

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2014 - Arduino Day!

Hey guys! This Saturday, March 29 2014 is Arduino Day!  What are some of your favorite Arduino projects?  I am personally a fan of the Twittering Office Chair, The Arduino Step Sequencer, and this Tiny Arduino Laser Cutter (so cute!). If you want a good place to start with Arduino, check out this Instructable!

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Summer 2014 Updates

The site is always undergoing changes as we work continuously to make Instructables easier and more fun to use. Sometimes these changes can go lost or unnoticed, so I thought it might be time to post here more often. If you're interested in seeing more frequent updates here, please comment on this topic directly so that I know it's worth taking some extra time. This summer there have been a number of significant changes: iPad support for our iOS App Live in the app store now! We're especially proud of our beautifully redesigned app for iOS7, with full iPad and iPhone support. We were featured in the app store once the app released, and we hope everyone enjoys the new editorial presentation of Instructables, complete with large images beautifully assembled. Social Login You can now use your Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or Autodesk accounts to sign up for an Instructables account. It's easier than ever to get involved at Instructables! While we were at it, we redesigned the flow and the associated UI, and made in-context modal login work more smoothly. Fusion 360 Integration  For those interested in 3d modeling, the Fusion360 Viewer is a great way to show off your projects. Ultimately, they'll be supporting a wide variety of file formats, and using the Fusion360 viewer will ensure that your project looks its best as people browse the site. Click the link to learn how to embed your 3d models. Fluid Homepage, Contest Page, and Explore Page Designs As screens get larger and higher resolution, we're trying to make sure you can get the most of the screen real estate that's available. To this end, we're gradually making our pages fill up more of the available space on screen. The contest page was updated at the beginning of summer, and the homepage and explore page have been updated in the last couple of weeks. And... around the corner: Much Improved Search Results We'll be testing and rolling out greatly improved results when you are looking for something in particular. We've been serving our own internal results for a long time, but through your feedback we've heard these aren't good enough. We're in the final stages of testing a new much-more-intuitive provider of search results, and we should have those working shortly. Mobile Web More and more people find Instructables first on their phones, and we don't want you to have to download an app to have a good experience on the site. Big changes to mobile web are on their way, stay posted.

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2013 Accomplishments and 2014 Resolutions!

The New Year is almost here!  Does everyone have awesome plans and resolutions?  How about, what did you accomplish this year; new job, Instructable milestones?  Even sharing a resolution from last year that you accomplished counts! Nothing is too big or too small to share! I'll get the ball rolling: Accomplishments: Instructables moved to Pier 9 (pretty sweet!) Hit 1 Million views (1,037,806, and steadily making it's way up) Hit 100 Instructables (133 now!) Posted 52 Instructables Well, there are a few anyway :) Resolutions: Work out at least once a week (well, who doesn't have a goal like this) Reach 200 Instructables (I only need to post 67, seems possible right?) Get organized (you do NOT want to see my cottage) I'm sure I'll think of more later!  Your turn!

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Summer School of Making 2014

Hello Instructables community! Welcome at the Summer School of Making in Kortrijk, Belgium, at the end of this summer. More info on www.summerschoolofmaking.be A little glimpse of the speakers: - Clay modeling by Stefan Kiefer who worked for the biggest Cardesign Studios like Audi, MINI, Opel, Renault, KIA, SEAT and so on. - Wood turning by the Flemish Guild of Wood Turners - Cooking materials to design by Laurence Humier. Laurence lives in Italy, but she is a Belgian designer, her design projects are shown in MoMA NY) - Model storming by the Innovation company CREAX (designer Thomas Valcke) and Decathlon's Design Studio Oxylane. - Packaging techniques by MIUN - Mid Sweden University - they have a specialisation in packaging techniques - Design and print your own fonts from A to Z - Topocopy lab (Ghent) - Smart Textiles by TIO3 lab. and so on. Hope this is a teaser for you to consider a trip to Belgium! Becky becky.verthe@howest.be  

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Year-to-Data, March 2014

Tl;dr: Check out this pie chart that shows the distribution of projects published in 2014 by category. The outer ring shows the channel within the category that had the highest volume of entries, along with the year to date project count. Do you ever wonder how the projects on Instructables are distributed across categories? I did, too. In a tenuous-at-best connection to the Pi Day Pie Contest, we made a pie chart showing where all the newly-published projects have been categorized since the start of 2014. That outside ring shows the most popular channels within the category, along with a project count for each. Some quick observations: (1) There isn’t as much food as I would have thought. It seems like people are posting food ALL THE TIME, but apparently the overall project volume is coming in via other channels. I guess we’re just getting a lot of good food entries that are being featured more often. The quality of authors’ food photography is getting very good, and the featuring team may be featuring projects under the influence of hunger. (2) Contests drive some (but not all) project builds. Since the start of the year, we’ve run paracord, organization, electronics, and crafting contests. And, wouldn’t you know it, those are the channels receiving the bulk of new projects. Even without a special contest, the Toys channel received an outsized number of projects, so we’ll see what happens later this year when we run a few contests around toys. (Pro-tip: Start stockpiling LEGO and KNEX pieces.) (3) Technology and Living make up just over half of the site’s new content. Sure, the robot has a strong preference for electronics projects, but we’re seeing a lot of great craft projects coming in as well. Either way, an army of hot-tool wielding* makers are creating some really cool stuff. (4) This community may be a little paranoid, but we’re prepared. Paracord and survival projects account for almost all of the outdoor projects we’ve seen so far this year. If I’m stuck in a rural farmhouse surrounded by zombies, I want some of you all right there with me. If you’re worried about the imminent collapse of civilization and are concerned that Instructables won't be around to help with the power out, you can buy a book of some of our best homesteading projects. You’ll be sitting pretty with a chicken coop and some rain barrels while everyone else gets punched over a can of soup. (Don't get punched over a can of soup.) (5) Did you notice anything interesting? Sound off in the comments. I've got some 3 month pro memberships to give away to insightful commenters. :D *or hot, tool-wielding authors.

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2014 Halloween Postcards -en route

Trick or treat!  Halloween is a celebration of DIY costumery, candy consumption, and pumpkin butchery. Every year, we send out postcards to as many people as possible to mark our favorite holiday. We're doing it again this year. Last year we sent approximately 3000 cards. This year, we'd like to send even more. (Looks like 3,780 so far. I expect some attrition, though.) Since you've requested to receive a postcard, you've already commented here before Friday October 10th. We've sent you an address request through our prize claim system. We're also sending a special prize pack with a new limited-edition Halloween t-shirt to 10 randomly selected people from the comments below. Happy Halloween, and we're looking forward to seeing your Halloween projects! Halloween cards are on their way to a mailbox near you! Depending on your address, you ought to receive your postcard before Friday. (Later if you are in Albania, Azerbaijan, or further afield than North America.) Later still if you reside in Middle Earth where the orcs devour 7/8ths of all mail and 100% of captured mail carriers.

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Site update - January 29, 2014

Site Update! Maybe you noticed that we've have a pretty significant site update. Following in the footsteps of the new commenting features, here's what's new! (editor) Publish new Instructable with same title as existing featured Instructable, get prompted to choose again. (editor) More detail for contests on publish screen (editor) Support for embedded files; reworked icons in navbar. Replaced embed modal. (comments) visual touchups for author in comment box (comments) No more ReCaptcha (instructables) Embedded videos displayed inside photosets (instructables) "Rich" embeds will appear under photoset, before step text (comments + editor) Clicking image in image library modal selects it (PM's) HTML support (comments + PM's) Lists and links created inline, styling updates to toolbar. (comments) "comment removed by community request" -- removed when no allowed replies remain (comments) "I Made it" appears as button in Instructable header & option on comment box ...and on mobile web: Categories + channels tabs Switch member instructables & favorites UI Ad slot between intro step & step 1 Removed author box from Instructable page As with all releases, there's going to be some kinks to iron out. Please leave your thoughts, suggestions, and detailed bugs in the comments below. We're really excited about this update and think it's going to make using the new interface easier, and a better experience. Can't wait to see your feedback!

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MakerFaire Northern Colorado Oct 2014

Http://makerfairenoco.com  Oct 4th, 5th. Loveland Co

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Comment of the Week! 10/27/2014

If you looked at the most recent newsletters, you may have seen randofo's newest project.  The comment of the week is this hilarious sentiment from jodyja.  It's her first (and only) comment and I hope to keep seeing her wit around the site!

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December 2014 Build Night with Chibitronics

#BUILDNIGHT 20 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Monday, November 10. Accepted spaces will be notified by Tuesday, November 11. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. DECEMBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Chibitronics, peel-and-stick electronics for crafting circuits, for our December 2014 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following from the Chibitronics Shop: 1 Tray of LED Stickers (108 stickers total) 5 Sensors and Microcontroller sets 5 Effects sets 20 batteries 20 binder clips 10 rolls of copper tape 2 z-tape swatches, so stickers can be reusable HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in December to host a project build night using the Chibitronics materials. You can host multiple build nights during December to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the Chibitronics Materials. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Chibitronics Tutorials Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA tag your posts with #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES Twitter: @Instructables, @chibitronics Instagram: @Instructables https://www.facebook.com/circuitstickers https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

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November 2014 Build Night with Spark.io

#BUILDNIGHT NOVEMBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Spark.io, who make a development kit for amazing connected products, for our November 2014 build night. Check out some of the amazing projects created with the Spark Core here. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes: (10) Spark Cores (10) Spark Buttons: a new shield for Spark with LEDs, 4-way clicking like a game controller, acceleration and temperature sensing. See photo of the new board below! (2) Maker Kits 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, October 8. Accepted spaces will be notified by Thursday, October 9. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. HOW TO PARTICIPATE Host a Build Night: pick a time in November to host a project build night using the Spark Cores and Spark Buttons. You can host multiple build nights during November to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Spark Cores and Spark Buttons. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches!! This forum post has guideline for posting a feature worthy project. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per space - first projects submitted with have priority. RESOURCES Spark Tinker App Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN US ON SOCIAL Twitter: @Instructables, @spark_io Instagram: @Instructables Tag your posts: #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES SIGN UP: Fill out this form

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Comment of the Week! 10/21/2014

I recently discovered this motorcycle saddlebag tutorial by brand new author, tony.fantasia and left a comment about how beautiful it was and my admiration for his skill.  Imagine my delight when he responded with a super thoughtful and nice comment!  I just wanted to give him a shoutout on the forums and bring some attention to a new member of the community who is not only a talented and skilled leatherworker, but a super nice person!  I'm looking forward to seeing more from him in the future! Want to own one of his beautiful designs?  You can check out his shop here and check out his facebook page here.

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July 2014 Build Night with Dremel

20 SPACES AVAILABLE - USA ONLY Deadline to sign up: Monday, June 9. Accepted spaces will be notified by June 11 JULY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Dremel, the versatile hand-held tool system, for our July 2014 build night. We have over $1000 in materials! Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (5) Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool (3) Multi-Max MM30 Oscillating (5) EZ686-01 Accessory kit (5) EZ688-01 Accessory kit (5) MM495 Accessory kit We will only be sending the list of tools above. You are responsible for providing materials to use with the tools. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Select a Build Night Host: Each space must pick a host to present a 15 minute tool safety demonstration at the beginning of the build night. Host a Build Night: pick a night in July (any night) to host a project build night using the Dremel tools and kits. You can host multiple build nights during July and August to work on your projects. Post Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Dremel Tools. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. GOOGLE HANGOUT EVENTS We will be hosting Google Hangout events during the month of July to talk about the tool. Stay tuned for a schedule announcement! SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by June 11 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the Dremel materials without completing this step. Selection Process: This is NOT first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES: Dremel Project Videos Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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June 2014 Build Night with littleBits

15 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, May 13 This is NOT first come first serve. We will be reviewing your application + past build night participation (does not apply if you’re new to build night program) to determine eligibility. We will follow up with you by May 14 to let you know if your space has been accepted. You must be associated with a makerspace, hackerspace, fabrication lab, library, or university to participate. JUNE BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with littleBits, opensource library of electronic modules for prototyping, for our June 2014 build night. We have over $1000 in materials! Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (4) Deluxe Kits (7) Arduino at Heart Modules - not available to the public yet, your space will have an opportunity to get a sneak peak of the littleBits Arduino At Heart Module!! Must have experience with Arduino to use this module. (3) Additional Power Bits, batteries, and cables “Getting started instructions" will be included in the kit with information on how to use the Arudino at Heart Modules. HOW TO PARTICIPATE Host a Build Night: pick a night in June (any night) to host a project build night using the littleBits Deluxe Kits and Arduino at Heart Modules. You can host multiple build nights during June and July to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the littleBits Arduino art Heart Modules. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): post your projects on the littleBits community page. CHALLENGE We are offering a copy of the Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate to the makerspace that submits the best Instructable featuring the littleBit’s Arduino module. That space will also receive 20 Instructables t-shirts for their makerspace. SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by May 15 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the littleBits materials without completing this step. Selection Process: We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES littleBits Projects - a library of projects made using littleBits Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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September 2014 Build Night with Sugru

125 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Monday, August 4. Accepted spaces will be notified by August 6. SEPTEMBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Sugru, the amazing self setting rubber, for our September 2014 build night. This is our 2nd build night with Sugru and we couldn’t be more excited! Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (8) packs of sugru (1 pack = 8 mini packs) HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in September (any night) to host a project build night using Sugru. You can host multiple build nights during September and October to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using Sugru. We are looking for these projects to showcase unique uses for Sugru. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Check here for some inspiration. 5 creative ways to improve your kitchen 5 ideas for sugru in your garden 11 ways to sugruify your keys 8 ways to make your GoPro even more amazing 10 ways to refresh vintage finds 12 musicians get creative with sugru 7 clever ideas sugru + velcro 20 sugru holiday hacks 20 ways sugru can improve your crafting kit Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. CHALLENGE The two spaces that submit the Instructables with the most unique use of sugru will receive a copy of the Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate (first prize) and a Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera (second prize). Grand Prize (Autodesk Design Suite): Dynamic Motor Balancing with Sugru and an iPhone by Phoenix Asylum First Prize (DSLR Camera): Poor Mans Fire Works by ShakeTheFuture Honorary Mentions (Instructables t-shirts): Sugru Raspberry Pi Corners by Geekspace Gwinnett Stop Motion Puppetry with Sugru by Hitchin Hackspace SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by August 6 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the Sugru materials without completing this step. Selection Process: This is NOT first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES: Sugru Website Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when new events are announced in the forums. Please only sign up if you are not already on the build night mailing list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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October 2014 Build Night with DODOcase

50 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, September 9. Accepted spaces will be notified by Wednesday, September 10. OCTOBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with DODOcase, maker of award winning, handmade cases and sleeves for tablets and phones, for our October 2014 build night. DODOcase recently developed a Smartphone Virtual Reality Viewer inspired by Google’s Cardboard Project (**more info below). Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes: (10) DODOcase Cardboard VR Toolkits - you must have an iPhone or Android to use the kit. At your build night we would like you to make physical mods to the kits and/or develop new software to support to support the Google Cardboard Project. Some suggestions for the VR Kit Hacks (physical and electronic): Adding a strap Accommodating glasses Trucker Hat attachment Colors/Designs for it Applications using Accelerometers Content/Apps for iPhone and Android Game controllers Any other mods that are “outside the box” **About DODOcase VR DODOcase believes the next million VR experiences will come from mobile devices and has made it possible for the masses to explore VR in a cost effective, attainable way with the DODOcase Smartphone Virtual Reality Viewer. The company's build-your-own kit costs only $25 and will allow anyone the ability to experience VR. Inspired by the Google cardboard kit announced at the I/O conference, DODOcase was quick to act by designing and developing its own version of the viewer and an app (in beta) to go with it. Since June 26th, the company has sold more than 15,000 units to VR enthusiasts and developers around the world.  DODOcase is looking to connect with content and app developers who are pioneering the VR space. Email DODOcaseVR developers@dodocase.com. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night or day in October (any night/day) to host a project build night using the Google Cardboard VR Toolkits. You can host multiple build nights during October to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the Google Cardboard VR Toolkits. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. CHALLENGE The space that submits the Instructable with the most unique mod of the DODOcase Google Cardboard VR Toolkit or content/app for iPhone or Android will receive a copy of the Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate. Grand Prize (Autodesk Design Suite): Virtual Reality Kinetoscope Parlor by Taipei Hackerspace Honorable Mentions ($25 DODOcase Gift Certificate): Deadmau5 VR DODOcase by Techlab217 How to make DODOCase VR kit V 1.2 from your old V 1.1 by Cairo Hackerspace   SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above. This is a 2-step sign up process. YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by September 10 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the DODOcase Cardboard VR Kits without completing this step. Selection Process: This is NOT first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES: Kit Instructional Video DODOcase Blog Google Cardboard Project DODOcase App (beta) Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN US ON SOCIAL Follow us and reach out on social media! Twitter: @DODOsays, @DODOcaseVR, @Instructables, #dodocaseVR JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when new events are announced in the forums. Please only sign up if you are not already on the build night mailing list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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broken link in the newsletter October 7, 2014

Broken link https://www.instructables.com/id/Layered-Paper-Art/ of the October 7, 2014 newsletter. Returns: Sorry, we just can't find that one!   We're sorry, the URL is either incorrect or no longer available. Maybe you are looking for one of the following Instructables below.

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Where is there a list of Top 10(?) gifts of 2014?

Hello all, I thought I had the article flagged in my email, but I can't seem to find it now.  The article was about the top 10........... or was it 15 gifts of 2014.  What caught my eye was a kit for someone to build a small computer using the Raspberry Pi motherboard.  The kit was listed for $150.  It looked like it was something someone builds and installs an OS on it.  It was basically so someone could learn what consisted of on a computer.  I didn't really have a chance to read it all that close. Does anyone know of what I'm referring to or know of something along this line?  I would like to give this to a youngster and make it her first computer.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Problems downloading a PDF - March 2014 **FIXED!**

Mar 21, 2014 - UPDATE We had a small release last night and it looks like this problem was solved! Your browser will require a new cookie for our site; clear your browser cache and refresh the page, then try downloading again. You may have to use the 'custom PDF' on some projects. Thanks for bearing with us while we sorted this out. Please leave your comments below. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mar 14, 2014 One of the Pro Membership benefits is the ability to download a PDF of an Instructable for offline viewing. Something has happened in the last week which has caused the PDF generation to not work correctly, preventing projects from being converted into PDFs and being downloaded. This is a known bug and we are investigating the cause and a fix. You may notice this happening to a few Instructables, but not all. There are still many projects that work fine when you request a PDF generation for download. Currently we can recreate this issue across all browsers and operating systems. While we figure out what is going on and working on a fix, please use this Forum topic to provide us with any feedback you may have or links to projects where you're experiencing this problem. Updates to this post when there's more details. Sorry for the delay.

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January 2014 Build Night with Cool Neon

10 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, December 11 This is NOT first come first serve. We will be reviewing your application + past build night participation (does not apply if you’re new to build night program) to determine eligibility. We will follow up with you by December 13 to let you know if your space has been accepted. You must be associated with a formal makerspace or hackerspace to participate. Check out these resources for hosting a build night! JANUARY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Cool Neon, a great online source for EL wire, for our January 2014 build night. Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (1) Cool Neon Arduino Shield (10) five-foot strands of Cool Neon wire of varying colors, soldered (1) Driver HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in January (any night) to host a project build night using EL wire + arduino shield. You can host multiple build nights during January to work on your projects. Your space must have access to an Arduino and a soldering iron. If you don’t have access you can still Post 2 Instructables: post 2 step-by-step Instructables using the EL wire and Arduino shield. The projects MUST use both elements. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from the May build night: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by December 13 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the cool neon materials without completing this step. RESOURCES: Cool Neon Instructable EL Wire Projects Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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GoPro Hero (2014 Model) - How to convert into a CCTV device or similar (like Casey Neistat's peephole)?

I have an old GoPro Hero 2014 that has broken mounting clips and lid hinge and would like to repurpose it as a security camera. Now, I would like it to be similar to Casey Neistat's peephole setup (constantly on, hooked up to either an old small monitor/TV). I will be setting it up as a lookout for people in my driveway pad going to my garage while I am in the garage (blind sides). This way I can tell whos approaching. I have no experience in setting this up and I have searched the google and the youtubes for steps but none lead to broken down steps. This here is the disassembly of the GoPro. https://youtu.be/RtO0LCT0xSo Hopefully either someone can describe the steps for me or actually create an Instructable.

Question by JoelA82  


DIGIFABULOUS 2014, Call to Artists for Juried DigiFab Exhibition

Hi, I'm writing to let you know about a digital fabrication show I am putting together that will be shown at the University of Minnesota Department of Art Quarter Gallery. http://www.digifabulous.org/ I would really appreciate any help in getting the word out. I hope you consider entering, thanks!

Topic by Anthony Kling  


Community Contest - Toy Rods and Connectors 2014: Prizes!

Hello everybody,  This is just a forum topic for you all to show off your prizes that you won in the Toy Rods and Connectors Contest of 2014.  I got my prize yesterday evening, so I thought it would be awesome to share it with the Instructables Community. I also won in the Toy building Blocks Contest, so I guess one photo is of the prize I won there. Feel free to send me your pics, whenever you get the prize, so that I can upload it to this forum topic. I hope we get a contest every year! Pic 1 & 2: me! Thanks for viewing -akshat21045

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Music on 16 Floppy Drives 10-09-2014

how this was done can be found in my instructable in the following link, dont forget to vote for it in the competions if you think its worthy enough ;-) vote button is at the top right on the instructable page https://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Floppy-Drives/ and subscribe to the youtube channel I am updating it all the time https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3eZe9nGX9nSS_N-WRJ67tw also on facebook and twitter https://www.facebook.com/DriveGeek https://twitter.com/N1cod3mus

Topic by n1cod3mus  


March 2014 Build Night with Voltaic Systems at Virtuabotix

Here at Virtuabotix we had to hold 4 build nights, each about 12-15 hours (after all there is only 2 of us).  We were provided the Voltaic 6W Solar Charging Kit and we already had tons of coffee, Monster energy drinks, a shop full of parts, and a stack of acrylic for the laser cutter.  We incidentally ran out of acrylic and had to buy more but that is neither here nor there.  Well the team at Virtuabotix hopes you will come by the instructable(which will be completed soon) and check out our project.

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SoHa SMART's October 2014 Build Night with DODOcase

Getting down to business with DoDo Case at our recent board meeting where we were graciously given DoDo Case VR glasses by Instructables. http://www.dodocase.com/products/google-cardboard-vr-goggle-toolkit  for a build night!  It was a fascinating way to experience virtual reality on your smartphone and you know what they say; all work and no play...  We also created an Instructable in which one of our board members Ben Finio addresses the issues we though could be made better with the directions. Thank you Instructables team and DoDo Case VR for the great night and we look forward to many more!

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how do I change the upload date for a youtube video after it has been uploaded? Answered

Hello everyone! I wanted to know if there was any way to do this because I have a video that was originally made in 2012, but wasn't posted till 2014. I know you can set the original record date when you originally upload it, but there is already a bit of recognition on the video. Does anyone have a solution? Should I just take the video off youtube and repost it? thanks!

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May 2014 site update - achievements + new editor

Last night we rolled out a few new features of the site that you may have already noticed, the largest impact will be around the new editor when authoring an Instructable and achievements badges (as seen on comments). New Editor: We've had a "try the new editor" button at the top of the old editor a few months now, giving you ample opportunity to kick the tires, test out the new interface, and see the direction we're heading. We've now officially dumped the old editor in favor of the new. We're sad to see our faithful old editor go, but the new editor has many enhancements (like image dropping, step swapping, and enabling hyperlinks just by pasting them as text). We've worked hard for this new editor to be more robust than its predecessor and last just as long. As with all new things, there's going to be some hiccups along the way. If you notice anything don't be shy about leaving a comment here detailing what you've experienced. Achievements: About 3 years ago we started kicking around the idea of rewarding authors with medals for milestones reached on our site. We thought it would be a fun way to showcase amazing authors at a glance beyond just the "featured" banner (which is now a medal that hangs at the top of your Instructable). A few things came in the way of making that happen when we first thought of gamification (launching of the international Instructables and some major back-end overhauls) but we've finally made the time to make it a reality. We've started with bronze/silver/gold achievements for featured Instructables, comments, and views and have plans to roll out more achievements later. For now, these will display on comments you leave which will augment the profile card that generates when you mouse-over your username. Look for medals to make their way to your profile page in an update soon. Other notes from this release: (fixed) heaps of boring back end stuff (fixed) Instructables with more than 50 comments have the 'next' button to view remainder of comments (fixed) remove related collections from draft preview (new) editor supports youku.com embed links (you're welcome, China) (new) revamped keyword entry (new) as we work with sponsors there will be a 'sponsored' label in lieu if a 'featured' label (new) International Instructables received some much needed love for user interface As with all updates to Instructables we want to hear your feedback. In the coming weeks we'll be tweaking this update so things all play nice together and work like they are supposed to. Remember to clear your browser cache completely and refresh the site to get the best results. So, what do you think?

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Pier 9 in the Media

Video Tour Through the Pier 9 Workshop  TechCrunch - May 2014 Approachable Fabrication Fabrication and Forming Journal - May 2014 Anouk Wipprecht Creates Smart Textiles in SF 7x7 - May 2014 Most Amazing Office Spaces on the Planet Business Insider - April 2014 What Happens When you Turn Artists Loose on Autodesk's 3D Printers Fast Company - April 2014 Andreas Bastian Creates Incredible Bendable 3D Printed Mesostructured Material 3DPrint.com - April 2014 Dutch artist Wipprecht to speak at Codame Art+Tech event SF Chronicle - April 2014 Carl Bass in the Pier 9 Workshop Discovery Channel - March 2014 Autodesk Pier 9 Design and Motion - March 2014 AutoCAD 2015 Blogger Day CAD Setter Out - March 2014 Inside Autodesk's 3D Printing and Creativity Workshop on Pier 9 Curbed SF - March 2014 Creating Joy in Technology CCA News - October 2013 Ribbon Cutting at Pier 9 GigaOm - September 2013

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Removing Broken M2 Tap from Anodised Aluminium 2014.

Hello Everyone,As you might have read, I have a Milled Aluminium 2014 Block which is Anodized with Black color, Today when I was tapping the holes of it, the M2 Tap broke and got stuck inside that hole, there is no portion of it outside the hole, so I can't unscrew it and pull it out.I saw a few videos on youtube on how to use alum water, or electrolysis(with 10% dil H2SO4) to dissolve or chemically remove the Tap bit from the hole, But my question is is it possible that using any of the above options could destroy the anodizing on the job work. and is there any other easy method I can use?Please Note that the tap bit is M2 and There are no tap extraction tools for a bit that small on the internet (or Locally Available in India) but if you find one Please post links for the same. Please Be Positive and make this community a happy place. Thanks.

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March 2014 Build Night - Voltaic Systems Solar Panels

15 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, February 11 This is NOT first come first serve. We will be reviewing your application + past build night participation (does not apply if you’re new to build night program) to determine eligibility. We will follow up with you by February 13 to let you know if your space has been accepted. You must be associated with a makerspace, hackerspace, or university to participate. MARCH BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Voltaic Systems, products that store their own power to run your electronics anywhere, for our March 2014 build night. Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (1) 6-watt Solar Charger Kit HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in March (any night) to host a project build night using Voltaic Systems 6W solar charger kit. You can host multiple build nights during March and April to work on your projects. Post 1 Instructables: post 1 step-by-step Instructable using the solar panel kit. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from the May build night: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. CHALLENGE We are offering a copy of the Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate to the makerspace that submits the best Instructable featuring the 6W solar panel from Voltaic Systems. That space will also receive 20 Instructables t-shirts for their makerspace. SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by February 13 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the Voltaic Systems materials without completing this step. Selection Process: We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES: Voltaic Systems DIY Projects Using Arduino with Voltaic Systems Solar Panels Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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Pololu Robotics and Electronics Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale 2014

Hi, guys. It's that time of year again: Pololu Robotics and Electronics is having its biggest Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale yet, offering huge discounts on over 600 products, along with 11% to 15% off orders over $100!  Save big on robots, programmable controllers (including A-Stars, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and mbeds), sensors, motor drivers, power supplies, LEDs, actuators, wheels, breadboards, wires, and more.  The first doorbuster deals go live Wednesday, November 26, and the sale runs through Cyber Monday (December 1).  For more details, please see our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale page. We hope these special deals bring some extra holiday joy to all you makers out there! - Ben

Topic by Pololu Robotics  



Microcontroller Contest

Paragraph 4 of the official rules of the microcontroller contest states that the deadline for entry is August 25, 2014. The front page bullet points states the deadline is November 10, 2014.  These should be consistent.  Which is the correct data?

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i need help with a very important project [deadline: 21st of January 2014] ?

I need ideas, help, suggestions anything that might help i am trying to make a small 12mm x 9mm necklaces that will light up when a with certain 1in x 1inch watch is within 15 - 40 feet of the necklaces  and the closer they are the brighter it will glow I've looked at wireless power doesn't seem to go far enough with how small I need it so if anyone has a any ideas at all that would be great the most helpful thing would be a schematic I can do the shop and electrics I just need schematics even if there not small or big enough they would still be helpful

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use li-pol battery for flashlight

Hi every one im glade i found this amazing forum. its realy useful. i get a rechargeable battery for iphone from a friend. the board charge the battery but its not charge the phone. i dont wanna to fix this one. i want to use this battery to run my flash light its need four AA battery. can u help me please how to designe a board its charge the li-pol battery and run my flash light. but i dont wanna to destroy my light. thank u. this is the pic. [img]http://www2.0zz0.com/2014/04/26/17/719978584.jpg[/img] [img]http://www2.0zz0.com/2014/04/26/17/303737358.jpg[/img] [img]http://www2.0zz0.com/2014/04/26/17/871414939.jpg[/img] [img]http://www2.0zz0.com/2014/04/26/17/504330775.jpg[/img] [img]http://www2.0zz0.com/2014/04/26/17/349653615.jpg[/img]

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SFIEC Scholarships

Instructables.com is offering 4 scholarships to students at SFIEC. Details below: Scholarship Amount: $2,300 Dates: Application due April 14, 2014 for semester starting April 29, 2014 Open to: Cosmetology and Esthetics students. We will likely be picking 3 Cosmetology and 1 Esthetics students. SEE ATTACHED PDF FOR MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION LINK.

Topic by Carleyy  


Contest deadlines in official rules

Hi, As I recently have started participating and judging in contests, there's a little thing I noticed and would like to point out. More often than not, the deadline section of contests states something like this: ...no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on October 20, 2014 /7:59am GMT on October 20, 2014 What I'd like to point out, is that 11:59 PT is the next, not the same day in UTC, therefore it should be: ...no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on October 20, 2014 /7:59am GMT on October 21, 2014 Wouldn't even bother you with this, but it is recurring, so why not get it in tact? Also, fix the deadline dates in leatherworking contest rules, they're a bit mixed up. One more thing is the timer contests have. It obviously runs using local time of the person looking at it, it's ok for a person in PT, but for me it writes that the contest is closed 10 hours before it actually is. Not a big deal, since it's still possible to enter it during that period, just something to think about.

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Green Electronics contest closing date/time clarification

Hello! I'd just appreciate some clarification on the entry submission closing date/time for the Green Electronics contest (hopefully I'm not missing something obvious). On the contests main page, it says "Closes Midnight May 31, 2014" but in the fine print in the contest (under "View Entries" and "Official Rules") it says "Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, May 30, 2014." Shouldn't this be May 31 instead? For other contests, the close date is the same date as listed on the contests main page -- for example, the Made By Bees contest says it "Closes midnight June 30, 2014," and if you view the fine print in the contest it says "Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, June 30, 2014." So, it looks like there may be a mistake for the listed closing date/time for the Green Electronics contest, but I could be just misunderstanding something, and I just want to make sure I know the exact closing date (since I may be cutting it close due to traveling). Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Topic by Teisha    |  last reply


Calgary Mini Maker Faire - Update

Calgary Mini Maker Faire is just weeks away from showtime.  This is the third year and the projects are amazing. Not an event to miss.  Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.sparkscience.ca/events/community/mini-maker-faire/view/2014-09-06 Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Calgary Mini Maker Faire September 6th and 7th, 2014 Telus Spark Science Centre

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TR8-2015 GIVEAWAY!

Winner of the TR8-2015 giveaway is!... TheDunkis! Congratulations and thank you for all who where eager to participate.                         Who wants my TR8-2015 and some fin ammo? I am looking for and individual who would test, review, and post a video of the K'nex gun. If you can convince me why you want it I will consider shipping it out for free! Comment below and I will announce a winner. Thank you everyone for the support over the years. This is my way of having some fun and giving back to the community who has been a great part of my hobby life! So comment below and you could be the owner of my TR8-2015 built by me including some fin ammo!

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#biicontest2014 is here! Don’t miss it!

Hi all, biicode has launched #biicontest2014 (http://www.biicode.com/biicontest2014), it's a Raspberry &/or Arduino projects programming contest. Registration open: from February 6th to April 6th, 2014 Submit deadline: April 13th, 2014 It is very easy to participate, there are no restrictions on age, degree or expertise. Please spread the word among anyone that might be interested, there are more than 2000€ in cash and prizes, and also a special prize for best 3d printed project. Thanks a lot :D

Topic by recluising  


What is the process to become a makerspace,or hackerspace,? ?

The March 2014 Build Night - Voltaic Systems Solar Panels states that to host you need to be a makerspace,or hackerspace. What is involved to qualify as a makerspace,or hackerspace,?

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Call for mentors and students for Google Summer of Code 2014! Google awards stipends of US$5500 to selected students

AerospaceResearch.net[0] accepts applications for mentors and students for Google Summer of Code (GSOC) 2014, now! As a mentor, you can realize your space software, and as a student you are coding it during the summer and are paid US$5500 by Google for it! The application period for Mentors is open now and you can apply via [1]. So be creative and propose your idea and be a trustworthy mentor to a young and creative mind! For you students, the application period starts 10 March and will end 21 March. Prepare yourself and read our and all the other 190 organizations' ideas. And then come back to AerospaceResearch.net, because we have the most awesome coding ideas for your. They are all space applications! Here is a brief overview:   [SSGT-XX] Solar System Grand Tour (continuation of last year's GSOC project)   [DGSN-XX] Distributed Ground Station Network   [COMT-XX] Comet Trails (supported by Institute of Space Systems, Stuttgart University)   [SNET-XX] Sensor Networks (supported by RadioPunks)   [DEOP-XX] Dynamical Evolution of Protoplanets GSOC is an annual coding campaign, in which Google awards stipends (of US$5500) to selected students who work on free and open-source software projects for certain organizations during the summer. This year it is Google's 10th Summer of Code. It will be bigger and better! With this years 190 organizations, it tops last year's 177 open source projects and organizations who took part and mentored 1,192 students and their projects. In general, GSOC is open for students aged 18 and older. It offers diverse projects ranging from software development for Wikipedia and Linux operating systems, to mobile platforms, to firmware and also academic work on basic algorithms. People can also mentor emerging developers during their three months of work and provide support and personal help. On a private remark about GSOC 2013, AerospaceResearch.net was lucky to have been selected as an organization and mentoring three students. This was an "awesome and motivating" experience and we advise projects and students alike to visit GSOC 2014 website and apply! You can find our information and ideas via [1]. During GSOC 2013, we mentored 3 students who coded open-source space application. So this is your chance to combine three things you like during summer: space, programming and money. Of course Google looks for talented programmers like you! Being a mentor is inspiring because you support great students and great space projects. Mentors are also invited to Google HQ in Mountain View (paid flight) to the mentors summit and get a tour. This is rewarding in many ways to be part of such a great campaign! You, as a mentor or student, can propose and let your space project ideas be realized! So if you have coding ideas for your project, you can propose them to us and we will announce them on our ideas page to the coding GSOC students. Here is your chance to find further helping hands. AerospaceResearch.net has open space for everyone! Links: [0] http://aerospaceresearch.net/constellation/forum_thread.php?id=280&postid;=1161 [1] https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org2/google/gsoc2014/aerospaceresearchnet

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Why doesnt DS1307 work on my arduino?

I am trying hard to get a DS1307 clock chip to work with my arduino... and i've gotten nothing thus far... My setup: (for DS1307), VCC connected to +5v on arduino,  Clock pins connected to a 32.768khz crystal Battery pin connected to arduino 3.3v output, SDA and SCL pins pulled up with 1.8k resistors to +5v and then to respective A4 and A5 on arduino Arduino is connected to my macintosh via USB. The atmega 328 on it is plugged into an UNO board but the chip is running the Duemilanove bootloader. All I get when running Adafruits RTClib sketch is this: 2165/165/165 165:165:85 since midnight 1/1/1970 = 1402703185s = 16234d now + 7d + 30s: 2014/6/20 23:46:55 complete junk readings, and the same no matter what the heck I try. Any ideas guys? I must admit I got my chip from a low cost thailand company (taydaelectronics), but I've tried 2 clock chips and 3 crystals and get the same results....???

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Spark.io NOV Build Night @ Cairo Hackerspace : Introduction to The Internet of Things (IoT)

Introduction to The Internet of Things (IoT) Cairo Hackerspace always used to introduce the latest cutting-edge technology to Egypt and sharing this knowledge with everyone since 2009. Arduino/open-hardware workshops since 2010 , the first open source 3d printer , the first 3d printing services and workshops , Virtual Reality workshops and different workshops in other areas of life. THIS month we are introducing for the first time in Egypt a new promising trend in technology that involves everyTHING around us , everyONE and every AREA in our life from agriculture, manufacturing, arts, business, technology, education to health and environment . It is called “ The Internet of Things ! ” In this Practical course you will learn : -What Is Internet of Things? -What can the Internet of Things Do for Us? -IoT around us -Issues Around IoT -IoT enabling technologies and Architecture -IoT opportunities in Egypt for startups and entrepreneurs -Getting started with IoT using Spark Core Cairo Hackerspace IoT competition : 1st place : Spark Maker Kit *worth 99$ 2nd place: Spark Core *worth 39$ 3rd place: Surprise! *worthless!! *Gifts are supplied by Spark.io and Instructables About Spark Core: https://www.spark.io/ Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/OjfVDjGGan Prerequisites: Laptop. Registration policy: We are applying first-come-first serve basis , therefore early registration is encouraged. The course maximum attendees is 10 persons. The Course will be REPEATED for TWO WEEKS to give everyone a chance to attend , our registrar will respond to you within one week to confirm your final date. Time: 2 days course: -Early reg.: 20/11/2014 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm , 21/11/2014 from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm. -1st repeat : 27/11/2014 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm , 28/11/2014 from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm. -2nd repeat: 4/12/2014 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm , 5/12/2014 from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm. Place: Cairo Hackerspace ,Townhouse building, 2nd floor Address : 10 Nabrawy Street, off Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo, Egypt Contact: Email: cairohackerspace@gmail.com

Topic by ToutHackAmon  


K'nex War 2015!

K'nex War 2015 will be held in Fremont Ohio on ??? at 12 noon Eastern time! Here is a link to the park the war will take place. https://plus.google.com/102662708119502106245/about?gl=US&hl;=en-US Please comment below if you plan on attending. Hope to see you all there! K'nex, games, community, and BBQ all come together for a day of fun, friends, and learning. This page will be host to many pictures and videos from the event so be sure to check back after the war to view it all. Those committed to showing KILLERK + wife

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Incorrect Publish Dates

I recently created several Instructables from some of my youtube tutorials, and was surprised to find that they didn't hit the "recent" list.  After some investigation I noticed that nearly all of them had a publish date of several days earlier than I actually published them which is causing them to show up so far down the recent list that they are unlikely to ever be seen.  Seems like they are all two days early.  Everyone of my published instructables listed as Nov 19, 2014 was actually published today Nov 21, 2014.  Infact the 19th even pre-dates the creation of some of the video content.

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