(newsletter) Improve your WiFi, Ultimate Breakfast Sausage, Chocolate Enchilada...

Feb 26, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Want to win a laser cutter?Enter any awesome project with a green twist in the Epilog Challenge and win an Epilog Zing laser cutter or gift certificates from Ponoko!The Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest has closed for entries, but is open for voting through Sunday. Who should win the chocolate, or a date with Noah? Vote for your favorites!We're in the running for the best Classic website in the SXSW People's Choice Awards! Vote for us!Coming soonEnjoy modifying the things you buy? Then check out the upcoming ThinkGeek Hacks Contest. Hack or modify any ThinkGeek item and win a $250 gift certificate to ThinkGeek! World's Greenest Water Pump by eltigre Get Smart Style Shoe Phone by gardners How to Make Anything by Stuart.Mcfarlan Learn Needle Tatting With Flower Pendant by TotusMel Win a laser cutter! Make Artificial Fishing Bait for Little to No $ by unexplained_3 The Portal Door by ddi7i4d Ear Bud Case from a Contact Lens Case by mowdish Simple Algae Home CO2 Scrubber by egbertfitzwilly Featured question from the new Answers section: Can I make a micro Tesla coil powered by a 9 volt battery? Asked in Offbeat by LaxLuvr Chocolate Tortilla Ice Cream Enchilada by sansoy What to do with an Old Computer by prodlad Steampunk Bluetooth Headset by Absconditus The Ultimate Breakfast Sausage by noahw Vote for your favorites! Do so much more with less! Make a WiFi Antenna by huang.wencong Optical Illusion - Falling Buildings by DoubleVision Power LEDs with AC by qs The Emergency Flash Drive by graphicsman Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

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(newsletter) Algae Bioreactor, Water Bottle Raft, Video Glasses...

Feb 5, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Making something sweet for your honey? Enter it in Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest and win some fabulous gourmet chocolate-covered cocoa beans from Cocoa Puro, or a date with our own noahw!It's cold up here in the northern areas and we want to see your great ways to fight the chill in the Stay Warm Contest. Win a brand new sleeping bag!The Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest has closed for entries and now it's time to vote! Head on over to the contest page and help choose who wins a Voltaic solar-powered backpack! Algae Bioreactor from Water Bottles by mfischer Magnetic Induction Bike Lights by nagutron Glasses Mounted Video Display by XenonJohn Build a Dome out of Paper (and Steel and Cement) by sklarm Win a date or gourmet chocolate covered cocoa beans! The Perfect Valentine's Gift! Fun with Bismuth by rachel Plastic Soda Bottle Prosthesis by CIRnetwork Nail-less, glue-less, almost screw-less bed by Tazo Five-cent Tilt Sensor by ix Make a Wall from Plastic Bottles by yotnomuk Gas Bottle Wood Burner by btop Build a Raft out of Water Bottles by Weissensteinburg Make Your Own Hotwire Cutter! by Creativeman Closes for entries this Sunday! Vote for your favorites! Friendly Folding Keychain by reconscious Remove Broken Light Bulbs with a Bottle by prabbit22m Solar Necklace T-Shirt by Plusea Extreme Surface Mount Soldering by doctek Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

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February will be Tool Tips month

We wanted to give you, the forum readers, an advance notice of what will be happening for the month of February. February will be Tool Tips month here at Instructables and we want to see people documenting how to use their favorite tools. The tools that can be written about are pretty broad. This can be a cordless drill or a sewing machine. If you use it and have some advice, we want to hear about it. We'll be giving away patches and t-shirts at the end of the month. If you want to enter an Instructable, just remember to publish it from Feb 1 - 29.

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(newsletter) Music LED Light Box, String Pendant Lamp, Keyboard Rubik's Cube

String Pendant Lamp Crane Game Keyboard Rubik's Cube CD Roofing Tiles Billie Jean Light-Up Shoes Magnetic Spice Rack Simple Animatronic Robot Hand CPU Hot Plate Music LED Light Box Guides Ninja Ride Home Gardening

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(newsletter) Origami Roses, Chocolate Truffles, Bath Bombs

Easy Chocolate Truffles Make Bath Bombs A Dozen Red Origami Roses Guy's Guide to Buying Flowers Kissing Cards Solid Perfume Duct Tape Roses Chocolate Covered Strawberries Nut and Bolt Rings Guides Valentines Day Valentines Treats Gifts for Women Gifts for Men Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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(newsletter) Treadmill Desk, AA USB Charger, Sand Fire Garden

Double Capacity USB Charger Treadmill Desk Sand Fire Garden DIY USB Oscilloscope Riveted Maille DIY Lockring Pliers Rustic Hammock Chair Stylish Sofa Bed Drilling Glass Guides Instructables Robot Projects Exercise Lamps Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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(newsletter) Magnetic Power Adaptor, Make Lipstick with Crayons, Dieselpunk Stereo

DIY Magnetic Power Adaptor Make Lipstick with Crayons Dieselpunk Stereophonic Amplifier Tatted Lace Panties Survival Bracelet Arduino on a Breadboard Velcro Hard Drive Dock Jasmine Tea Chocolate Truffles Wood Whittling 101 Guides Home Decorating Kids Crafts Cake Robots   Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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(newsletter) Chocolate Space Invaders, Head Mounted Display, $2 iPhone Projector

Chocolate Space Invaders DIY Head Mounted Display $2 iPhone Image Projector Grow Onions from Scraps Snuggie Mod for Netbooks LED Cube Night Light Bacon Cheesecake Brownies Make a Wooden Ring Paper-Based Animation Guides Dog Care Duct Tape Best of Crafts Wood Projects Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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(newsletter) Cylon Teddy Bear, Heavy Duty Alarm Clock, Media Projector

Cylon Teddy Bear Heavy Sleeper Alarm Clock Simple Media Projector Fingerless Glove Mittens Entwined Aluminum Hearts Funny Personalized Notepad Fold a T-shirt Quickly Make a Companion Cube Create Your Own Keypad Guides Laptop Stands Plastic Bags Fun Science Green Jewelry Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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(newsletter) Wi-Fi Bumper Sticker, Valentine's Tentacles, LED Photo Frame

Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Wi-Fi Sensing EL Bumper Sticker 8-Bit Mario Blanket The Girlfriend Nightlight Roman Shade, Insulate a Window Cheap Analog Pressure Sensor LED Photo Frame Turkish Delight (Lokum) Recipe Make Valentine's Tentacles Kakawa Cocoa Beans feature fresh-roasted whole cocoa beans, coated with four different kinds of chocolate. A perfect Valentine's Gift! Taco Pockets Make a Miniature Electric Hub Motor Make a Toothbrush Bracelet Concentric Drilling w/ a Radial Arm Saw Make The Internet (The IT Crowd) PCB Prototyping with a Laser Cutter 10 Minute Dog Boots Domo Kun Night Lamp Guides USB 55 Gallon Drum Computer Recycling and Repurposing Instructables Robot Projects Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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Happy Chinese New Year!

It's that time of year again: Chinese New Year! In Asian households all over the world (well at least mine), preparations are starting for the holiday. This year Chinese New Year is on February 3rd. Time to celebrate the year of the rabbit! I know w we've been baking, cooking, and buying all sorts of things for the new year. I found some great recipes to make for it and you'll be sure to see some of them from me on instructables (hopefully if things don't get too hectic). Here's some recipe and happy Chinese New Year! Pineapple Tarts Fried Pot Stickers Kek Lapis Braised Peanuts Sesame Balls Almond Butter Cookies Vinasse Eggs Tofu Dessert Chester Cake Tomato Soup with Vermicelli Stir Fried Beef (images from google)

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(newsletter) VHS Toaster, Fuzzy Math, Solar-Powered DS Lite...

Feb 19, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Want to win a laser cutter? The Epilog Challenge is now open: enter any awesome project with a green twist, and win an Epilog Zing laser cutter or gift certificates from Ponoko! The Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest closes for entries this Sunday! Enter your best recipe for a sweet treat and win some fabulous handmade gourmet chocolate-covered cocoa beans from Cocoa Puro, or a date with our own noahw!The winners of the Stay Warm Contest have been announced! See who won! We're in the running for the best Classic site in the SXSW People's Choice Awards!Vote for us! Make a VHS Video Toaster by lemonie Make a Solar-Powered DS Lite by dark sponge Lemon Pound Cake by bigwhitebear18 Breadboard Basics for Absolute Beginners by Cew27 Win a laser cutter! Closes for entries on Sunday! Laptop Bag for Your Netbook by kathleenhenri Key Bottle Opener by menteral Water Rocket Parachute System by air.command Indoor DWC Hydroponics System by LancePenney Featured question from the new Answers section: How do you get a shipping container certified to legally live in? Asked in Offbeat by sensoryhouse Body Casting and Chocolate Molding by MissChiff Fuzzy Math by j_l_larson Repair Plastic Eyeglass Frames by Dmitri Monk Steampunk Flying Helmet by greensteam See who won! Roast it, brew it, ice it, and much more! Super Simple Beginners Robot! by BIGBUG Optical Illusion - Two Lines by DoubleVision Make Heart Shaped Cupcakes Easily by starshipminivan Handyman's Valentine Screw-Nut Rings by Taotaoba Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

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Make SF Meeting

This past Sunday I went to the Make SF meeting graciously hosted by Tech Shop in Menlo Park. I unfortunately do not have names and/or links to work relevant to the presenters, but I will try to give an overview of what I saw as best I can.The first presenter showed a musical interface he made with a laser pointer and a photocell that altered a track of music to correspond with the disturbance of the surface of the water. He told of how he embedded many such bowls in a table and had the laser pointers shining straight down into them from the ceiling so that it seemed as though the water itself was changing the music. He used it a party the previous weekend (side note: I never get invited to parties nearly as cool).Followed him was a man that created a device to interface with a computer as a USB HID. In short, it pretended to be a keyboard, mouse or joystick and then you could send it commands from a micro controller. He had his device installed in a model plane and based on accelerometer readings used it to control a flight simulator. Next there was a man from Google who showed the low-cost Arduino based glowing orb that he was working on based on the Arduino Orb Build Warden. This was presented as one possible solution to have widespread visual indication for monitoring the status of their ongoing projects. Presenter #4 promised not to have anything quite as high tech and passed around a copper bracelet made using copper wiring and traditional cold forge methods. He then spent the rest of the time talking about how he welded the ends of the bracelet with a tig welder made from a microwave much like this one. And even though he promised not to have anything technical to show, he went into the finer points of building your own microwave welder in regards to transformer modification and the importance of finding a reliable metal foot pedal to control the weld. Lastly, someone came from Shape Lock and demonstrated his "Ultra-High Molecular Weight Low Temperature Thermoplastic." Or in other words, you stick it in a pot of water heated to 160 degrees for a few minutes, take it out and bend it into any shape you want, let it harden for a few more minutes and you're good to go. You can use it to quickly and easily make all kinds of high-strength custom shapes and fasteners. It is actually very cool. However, remember, don't stick it in your mouth (or anywhere else!) because albeit non-toxic it will lock your jaw shut and good luck getting that back to 160 degrees. Oh... I should also mention that the meeting was organized and hosted by the legendary Andrew Milmoe.And that summarizes what I saw and heard.The next meeting will most likely be the first Sunday in March and you can get more info on the official Make SF site. Also, there will be a Make SF social gathering next Thursday at Mars Bar in San Francisco (7th and Brannan).It starts around 7 PM and there is rumored to be a special robotic guest attending. (if anyone has more info on any of the presenters please let me know)

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February 2015 Build Night with Circuit Scribe

#BUILDNIGHT 20 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Friday, December 19. Accepted spaces will be notified by Monday, December 22. 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. FEBRUARY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Circuit Scribe, a rollerball pen that writes with conductive silver ink, for our February 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (1) Developer kit (2) Basic Kits w/ Book (1) 5x pack of pens HOW TO PARTICIPATE Host a Build Night: pick a time in February to host a project build night using the Circuit Scribe . You can host multiple build nights during February to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables and 1 123D Sketch using the Circuit Scribe kits. 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 123D Circuits Circuit Scribe Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #CIRCUITSCRIBE Twitter: @Instructables, @circuitsio Instagram: @Instructables https://www.facebook.com/circuitsio https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

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Suggestions for a new thing to do each day of February? Answered

Trying to do a new thing each day for the month of February, but I'm at a loss. I need suggestions for 28 things to do .

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Giant Robot Architecture Talk by Greg Lynn in Berkeley

Here is an interesting talk from the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium of the Berkeley Center for New Media...Giant Robot ArchitectureGreg Lynn, UCLA & Angewandte, ViennaMonday, Feb 4, 7:30-9:00pm- Note Special Location: Berkeley Art Museum Theater- Enter on Dwight Ave: http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/visit/visitor- Lecture is free and open to the publicAbstractRobots. In my office, my staff keeps asking for more new machines, and every time I get a new machine, I fire two or three people. By extrapolation, in the next few years I will be sitting in an office by myself with a bunch of robots. We have is a very large CNC (computer numerically controlled) cutting machine, a laser cutter, a 3d printer, and soon we will have a robotic articulated arm. All of these things let us do studies of models, which are very important to architects, but what they also let us do is learn machine language. We spend more and more time talking to machines; speaking their language. It is very easy for us to go to any country that has an automobile industry or an aircraft industry and give their machines instructions and do things with these large machines at an architectural scale that is very perfunctory and affordable. The spread of machine language and programming is more significant than the Anglicization of the world. Learning to talk to robots is very important to my field of design.Speaker BioGreg Lynn is a leading pioneer at the intersection of computing, design, and architecture. His architectural designs have been exhibited in both architecture and art museums including the 2000 Venice Biennale of Architecture where he represented the United States in the American Pavilion. His work is in the permanent collections of CCA, SFMoMA, and MoMA and has been exhibited at the Pompidou, Beyeler, Cooper Hewitt, MAK, MoCA, NAI,Carnegie, ICA and Secession museums among others. In addition to his architectural work, his Alessi "Supple"Mocha Cups and his Vitra "Ravioli" Chair are in production and have been inducted into the Museum of Modern Art's Permanent Collection. He received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award in 2003. In 2002, he left his position as the Professor of Spatial Conception and Exploration at the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) and became an Ordentlicher University Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.He is studio professor of Architecture at UCLA and the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University. Greg Lynn holds degrees in architecture and philosophy and received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Academy of Fine Arts &Design; in Bratislava. In 2001, Time Magazine named him one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st century. In 2005, Forbes Magazine named him one of the ten most influential living architects.http://www.glform.comMore info on the colloquium here.

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Hackers "fix" XP BSoD rootkit February 16th, 2010

An update released by Microsoft this month (MS10-015) broke XP machines that were infected with the TDL3 rootkit (also known as TDSS and Tidserv and many other names - more info here). Full story  (Adrian Kingsley-Hughes) Blog

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Remix Contest Deadline

Remix contest no longer accepting entries??? Today is Jan201uary 31, 2017 Official rules state.... February 6 2017 Deadline. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT)/8:00 a.m. GMT on December 19, 2016 (the "Start Date"). Entries for the Contest must be received by Sponsor by no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on February 06, 2017 /7:59am GMT on February 06, 2017 (the "Deadline"). (convert to local time)

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what happened to featured authors?

What happened to the featured author interviews? the last on was back in february

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what cool projects can a raspberry pi be used for? Answered

Just wanting to get an idea i get my pi in february

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Best of Play 2013 announced ??

I was excited,  "Wow, the Best of Play for 2013 came out in February of 2013" Link: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-play/

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Contest!

Welcome everyone to my contest all you need to do is send me a link to your instructable/s that you would like to enter in the contest and at the 1st of february i shall choose the winner  and there will be: Grand prize 1st prize 2nd prize and runners up. The rules: all of the instructables that you enter must be yours no one elses instructables just yours. 2 you MUST not beg in your instructable if you do i shall reject it ALL instructables must be entered before the 1st of february  okay enter these instructables!

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My b-day is TODAY :-D :-D

Its February 28. Its My birthday! Sup yall? that is all. We got a party, we got a party! yo! Word. Ok, that was one of my raps. That is all I have to say.

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Arduino Jam Belgium

Come to the first Arduino Jam @ Timelab Ghent Belgium. From 3 february to 5 february you can join to jam with your arduino. With a maximum of 30 makers, we are going to make a few crazy projects. We don't know yet, what kind of crazy stuff you can come up with.  48hours of sleepless Arduino fun.  The Timelab is a fully equipped fablab with 3D printers, lasercutters and much more of tools you don't have at home. So subscribe here and join our quest for the most crazy arduino project of 2012. All the projects will be documented on instructables and the winner will go home with lots of arduino shields.  You can find the links to the 7 projects here. Thx to our sponsors: Capgemini  Ledsee timelab AppSaloon www.arduino-jam.org

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Paper Airplane Contest 2 (Closed)

In hopes of seeing more paper airplanes and innovative designers on Instructables.com, I have decided to host a second mini-contest. My goal is to stimulate the paper airplane channel and encourage more paper airplane builders to post their innovative designs. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Stability at all operation speeds • A minimum glide range of 30 feet (9.144 meters) • Durability to fly 30 feet or more after 15 flights • Use of less than 15 inches (0.381 meters) of tape in construction • Use of less than 5 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction • Ability to carry at least 6×100mg toothpicks • Provisions for landing gear and/or skids 2. Instructables Requirements: • 1 page strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • The sentence and link (see below) publicly indicating the instructable’s acceptance into this contest The sentence which must be displayed on your intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 2 (Instructable URL).” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. The first place winner will also recieve a 3 month Pro membership. By default, these patches will be medals (1st place, Patch with Gold Medal image and 3 month Pro membership; 2nd Place, Patch with Silver Medal image; 3rd Place, Patch with Bronze Medal Image; 4th Place, Patch with 4th Place lettering; 5th Place, Patch with 5th Place lettering). If the winners of the patches would like a different image, there will be a 24 hour period between the announcement of the winners and the awarding of the patches. During this time, the user would need to send me a private message with their desired picture. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. How To Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My Paper Airplane [Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Current Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, January 14, 2011 and ends Monday, February 14, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, February 11, 2011. From February 11 to February 14, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Current Entries:

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Halloween contest - entering previously published instructables.

In the rules for the Halloween Props contest it says that only instructables published after the contest start date are eligible (as in most every contest) yet I see that one entries instructable was published in February? and another in November of last year? Does this mean I can enter old instructables as well?

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New Thing-a-Day Febuary

I'm aiming to try to do one new thing each day in the month of February, but I'm having trouble thinking of things to do, because I'm in a January slump. Any one have ideas? I'm so far at zero so anything helps! :)

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Instructables member Tetranitrate at Dorkbot NYC

Dorkbot NYC's next meeting, on February 11 2009, includes a presentation from Instructables member Tetranitrate about his laser cutter misadventures!Full details on their site: http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotnyc/YDIW/The other presentations look fantastic too. If you're in NY then, you should not miss this.

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Robots that Draw Circuit Scribe Projects and More @ Knox Makers February Build Nights w/ Circuit Scribe

We had fun for a couple of Instructables Build Nights in February with Circuit Scribe at Knox Makers. We kicked things off with an Intro to Circuit Scribe night so that everyone could get familiar with the kits, go home, and get some ideas on projects they would like to make. We had one guest who showed up and tinkered with the idea of adjusting motor speed by switching back and forth between short and long conductive ink paths in a unique way, and this led to a later project by another participant that we documented and uploaded as an Instructable. We also had a member of our group who wanted to see if they could get our polargraph drawing machine to draw a Circuit Scribe project. This led to a Featured project in Technology >> Robots! This is a list of the Instructables we came up with: Circuit Scribe Drawing Robot Adjustable Speed Circuit Scribe We also created a 123D Circuits sketch here: Masked Hero Blinkeneyes Overall, we had a great time tinkering with the kits. We may have some more ideas floating around, and we were able to get some basic electronics experience into the hands of new learners who needed the exposure to some foundational basics of electronics. The kits helped with that as a kinesthetic approach, because learners were able to follow through exercises and see with their own eyes what happens when they manipulate electronics with their own hands. We ended up adding the kits to our technology outreach cart, which we share with local libraries, museums, and schools in our area. This was an excellent opportunity and a blast.

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thing-a-day 2011 - who's going to do it?

Http://thing-a-day.com/ Of course, you don't have to do it officially... but I signed up today and I would like to see the instructables community try their hand at it! I've already got a list of projects to work on, and I asked off for quite a bit of time in February. I'm pretty excited! :D

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How can I SIMPLY Construct a Greenhouse with a Dog Kennel, being a female, EASY INSTRUCTION ?

I am trying to start a home business with plants, but really need a greenhouse, since I will be purchasing plugs, which will be delivered in February and need somewhere to store until I can pot them in bigger pots. You have such good suggestions and your input would be appreciated!

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Vintage Pillowcase Challege at Handmade Parade

Got some pillowcases hiding in your closet that probably count as "vintage" by now? Handmade Parade is hosting a Vintage Pillowcase Challenge. Refashion one vintage standard-size pillowcase into something fantastic and submit a tutorial by February 15th, and you'll be in the running to win a gift certificate for one of three great online fabric stores.(And hey, an instructable would be the perfect format for submitting a tutorial, eh? Just email a link to your instructable to the submissions email address at Handmade Parade.) Contest rules, from Claire at Handmade Parade:1. Submissions must be received no later than February 15th and no earlier than January 15th.2. You can only use one standard sized pillowcase (not king) and it should be a vintage piece.3. Please email your entries to handmade_parade@yahoo.comEach entry will be judged by a panel of amazingly talented judges (the list of whom will be posted as we get closer to the 15th) who will be looking for the most creative and fabulous 'entry.'Handmade Parade's Vintage Pillowcase Challenge

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How long before posts appear in the forum?

How long does it usually take for a post to show up in the forums?  I posted a question to the bugs forum two days ago and it still hasn't shown up.  Is this a "feature" of a non-pro account?  I'm posting this at 9:40 am UTC on 26 February.  I'd like to know when the first person sees this so I have some idea how long it languishes unposted.

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Stage with either an electrical engineer or pyrotechnician in montreal

Hello all who cared to shoot a glance. I come here to look for help. I am in need of either an electrical engineer specializing in electronics OR a pyrotechnician in the city of Montreal (French speaker welcome!,) who's workplace i can visit to do an internship style thing for school on Friday, the 6th of February (at any time that suits you.) Thanks, Karim (ZOMGWTF, i used my real name on the internet!!!!)

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Honoring NES PC author Hatsuli

Eric's post telling us of ibler Hatsuli was recently bumped.  Hatsuli joined on the 12th of February, and posted his instructable on the same day.  I think as a community we should find some sort of way to honor him at this time every year.  It could be an honorary contest of sorts, a way to raise money for cancer research, or whatever.  Any and all ideas are welcome, but I think we should honor him in some way!  Thoughts?

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Call for new Backyard FX host (Indy Mogul)

Our friends over at Indy Mogul are looking for a new host/producer to replace Erik in the Backyard FX show!  I'm betting someone from Instructables would be a perfect fit.  They want you to make an audition episode by February 28 - anyone up for it?  Check out their previous work for ideas.  Video posting on Instructables here, and more on the Indy Mogul website.

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Getting into a password protected Samsung Computer?

My brother died in February. I have his relatively new Samsung laptop but I can't get into it because I don't know his password. The first screen that comes up is his name, his email address, and then it asks for a password. I tried the directions for Windows XP system but nothing happened when I held the F8 key so maybe his operating system is not Windows XP but Vista or something else. Can you help?

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Thing-a-day Round 2

February is Thing-a-day month. Sign up to make something every day for the whole month and post photos or video to the blog. There are no prizes, just the sheer momentum of being a part of a huge group of creative folks egging each other on to keep producing no matter what.Sign-up is open to anyone and starts on January 21st. The deadline to commit to the sprint is January 31st at midnight.From the site: - Thing-a-day a month long online event where people take on the challenge to create one new thing every day for a month and post their work on this blog. It's also a place to exchange thoughts, ideas and comments on the nature of this creative process. - Anyone can participate and no one will bug you if you don't post every day. You're free to sign up, you're free to give up and you're free to succeed. - No rewards or prizes but the pleasure of knowing you'll have made 29 brand new things by the end of February and a few new friends (or fans) if you're lucky. - Daily creations can be in any medium. The suggested time for creating a thing is around 30 minutes so most people will post sketches, drawings or exercises rather than actual finished pieces. http://thing-a-day.com/

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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 


coming soon knex pac sniper rifle

This gun is good looking and works great! it will be on this weak end! yes february 9th or 10th! you know something this gun has a new system it has a breach like mepains sniper rifle but the breach goes into a mag that holds 5 bullets! so there is a new system now for every one to copy off of. YaY new pics! 6.the gun 7.fp (first person) 8.this is how the mag works

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Could a 1500-2000 mA draw from a car battery (in a car) for 14 hours be a problem? Answered

I want to be able to play my portable PS2 on the ride to Colorado in February. It's a fourteen hour drive. I would probably play much of the way up. It will draw 1.5-2 amps. Will this be a problem? Will it cause problems for the battery? Can it handle that for 10 or so hours, with stops in between? Oh yeah, duh! It will draw the full twelve volts. I think the PS2 uses 8.5, but 12v comes out, so... Help?

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Three Mystery Subscribers

Hello K'nexers, just wanted tell you about 3 new subscribers and basically I got a new one on the 18th and 25th January and then on the 1st February which were all Sundays so basically I was getting a new subscriber every Sunday for three weeks and then it just stop although I still do get them which is good a thing. From my POV it felt like a winning streak or it was just down to luck but I'm not quite sure myself since it was just very weird thing to happen. Would be interested to hear you thoughts and opinions.

Topic by Zombiekiller-93 


Circuit Scribe Educational Project: Prototyping Board

The Eureka Factory does a lot of hands on educational programming with youth and adults, often library staff training for makerspace development and creative programming.  We test drove the Circuit Scribe kits provided for the February Build Night, at the Land O'Lakes Branch Library in Pasco County, FL, and our Maker in Residence, Chuck Stephens shares one of our projects and a kit review here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Prototyping-Board-for-the-Circuitscribe-K/ We'd love to hear some of your educational projects with the kits.

Topic by EurekaFactory 


Instructables 1-Year Pro Membership Giveaway

It’s been a while since the last giveaway and it’s high time to launch the new one. Here’s another chance to get a free 1 Year Pro Membership at awesome DIY website Instructables. For those who is not acquainted with this resource – this is a place for passionate and creative people who share their instruction on creating anything from a DIY Mirror Key Rack to a vertical wind generator. To join the giveaway simply follow the instructions on the widget here: http://thethings-we-do.com/february-instructables-pro-membership-giveaway/ Good luck everyone!

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Wood-framed mesh "tent" to grow strawberries; How-tos needed!

Hello, I'm looking for some help in constructing a wood-framed mesh "tent" to grow strawberries. The strawberries are visible through the screen that's stapled to the wood frame in a tent shape. It looks like you can lift off the triangular "roof" to collect strawberries, prune, etc. Just saw this in a Sunset Magazine ( February 2009 issue, page 32G) as well as in someone's backyard during a garden tour this spring. It looks like it would keep the berries protected from predators. Does anyone know how to make such a thing? Thanks!

Question by tracy phillips 


How do you define "cold"?

Seeing as how we all live in different parts of the world, I got to wondering how y'all define "cold" and "hot", and when it is. Down here in mid-Georgia, hot is around 85-90 degrees and up, starting in late March to early April, and lasting until mid October. Cold starts at around 50-45 degrees (though I can go with shorts and a T-shirt in 20s) and those temperatures start about mid-November until early February. Anytime in-between is the perfect mellow temperatures. Just curious. Thanks!

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Exploratorium's 2nd Skin: Call for Artists

Hi Instructables community - Do you work in wearable computing? 2nd Skin will be showcasing works that fuse fashion, technology, and art to address life in the 21st century on April 25th at the Exploratorium. This call closes Friday, February 29. Thanks for your time! -Jessi ~Call for Artists: 2nd Skinhttp://www.exploratorium.edu/2ndskin/The Exploratorium invites artists creating wearable computing, wearable art, or related performances to submit works for 2nd Skin: Imaginative Designs in Digital & Analog Clothing. This exhibition features works that fuse fashion, technology, and art to address life in the 21st century. Existing or proposed works in all media are welcome, including fabric, soft-circuitry, found-object, video, installation, and performance. 2nd Skin opens Friday, April 25 at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA. The opening night celebration will include performances, a runway show, and installations. Select works will remain on display through Sunday, September 7, 2008. Participating artists will receive a modest honorarium.To apply, please submit: 1-5 images (JPEG or PDF under 1 MB/ea) or URL link Brief statement (1-3 paragraphs) describing the art and concept behind it Artist resume / CV Estimated costs for shipping, fabrication, or installation, if anyPlease email submissions to Pamela Winfrey, Curator/ Senior Artist, at pamw@exploratorium.edu.Deadline: Friday, February 29, 20082nd Skin WebsiteExplOratorium2nd Skin Press Release

Topic by JessiJ 


Happy Darwin Day, everyone!

On February 12, 1809, in the town of Shrewsbury, England, Charles Robert Darwin was born. If you somehow don't already know, he's the guy that rode a beagle and played with birds and was a monkey's uncle and wrote some book. This Friday celebrates his 201st birthday. In other words, PARTAY! I will be wearing my science shirt in honor of the holiday, due to my unfortunate lack of suitable Darwinian attire...I shall also be eating ramen noodles in honor of the Pastafarian holiday of Friday, but that's mostly because I'll be working a play and that's all I have time to eat. How do YOU plan to celebrate this auspicious occasion?

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Calling all of Phoenix!

Via Phoenix DIY:Thursday night is the February meeting for Phoenix DIY!! We'll be meeting at 7:00 at Conspire, in Phoenix. Please bringanything you'd like to share (food, drinks, ideas, etc). and a folding chair or two. ;)Presenters:Josh Campbell, earthen stoves (DIY old-tech)Bill Mar, Google Sketchup (free 3-D modeling software) tutorial. Anyone interested in following along should bring a laptop and have the free software pre-installed so we can get rolling.Conspire Gallery901 N 5th St (on the NE corner of 5th St and Garfield)Phoenix, AZ 85006 [map]

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NIMBY Party

NIMBY made it into their brand new 64,000 sq. ft. space and they're throwing a party!Live Music | Incredible Art | Giant Sculpture in a new space for the world famous NIMBY.WITH SPECIAL GUESTSBoy Chaous, Big Daddy, Dj Caine, Derailleurs, Los Banos, The Disgusting Spectacle, The Turks, Therm Robots, Tilt a hurl, Fluff grrl, It's so $$$$, Carp Van, Cookie Mongoloid, Orion Fredricks, Phat Man Dee, Goat Man Dan, X TEN, & Binky.February 21st, 2008Doors open at dark. $10 Donation.NIMBY8410 Amelia St. Oakland, CA94621http://www.nimbyspace.org

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