Instructable Hoodie?

I was just thinking about the instructables shirts and I started wondering...What about making an instructable hoodie? I sure a lot of people would also agree that it would be a great contest prize during the colder months! Custom Ink (the company that makes the shirts) even has an option for hoodies! I would be willing to help you guys make this hoodie a reality.

Topic by Constructed 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Wolf hoodie?

I'm wanting to make a costume for Halloween, the idea is called Little Miss Slaughter Hood, the idea is red riding hood with the wolf as a hood, i want to create a hood/cloak to look like a wolf head with just the top jaw and head as the hood. Any help as to how to make this would be awesome!!!

Question by roxydoxy22 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Knit Illuminated Hoodie

This knit hoodie designed by Paula Kassenaar in has LEDs inside the edge of the hood. Their brightness can be changed by stretching the hoodie. Very cool! Skôn: Knit Illuminated Hoodie via CRAFT

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Ninja Hoodie/mask

Does anyone know how to make a ninja hoodie with a mask like the one in this link? NinjaHoodieI've searched everywhere but i can't find anything on how to make this.

Topic by General Biscuit 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Bunny Hoodie Idea

Hey I saw this sweatshirt that was like bunny ears in the hood of a hoodie, and they are still white and the same color as the sweatshirt. Like the same material too. Does anyone have an idea on how to make this because it would be a sweet outfit for DJ'ing or performing.

Topic by IzzyP 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Another HOodie Mod!

I finally found time to make MYSELF a cool hoodie! I took a sweet Urban Racer (urbanracer.com) t-shirt that was WAY huge and put it on a plain basic hoodie.

Topic by mistresscroft69 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Thanks for the Robot Hoodie!

It just came in the mail. Awesome! (I've mislaid my camera, so unfortunately I can't get a super-snazzy shot of it). This will be great to wear to school. Thanks again for the hoodie!

Topic by Lithium Rain 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What would be the best way to put a design on a hoodie? Answered

I'm looking to make two fairly identical hoodies. On the front, there is a fairly small, intricate logo, and on the back, large words. Does anybody have any ideas on the best way to put designs on a hoodie that will be replicatible and fairly inexpensive.

Question by Appollo64 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Disco Hoodies stop laser beams and blind pilots!

We recently got to hang out with the gang over at Betabrand. They gave us soft and warm Vagisoft Blankets and Disco Hoodies to give away as part of our weekly challenges. We were so blown away by how crazyawesome these reversible disco hoodies were we had an impromptu photo shoot on the roof of the lab. Angelabchua, Natalina, canida and lamedust modeled these hoodies on our fire escape, and passerby pedestrians across the street were wondering what all the reflective commotion was.  Want to win your own reversible Disco Hoodie? Head on over to the Scoochmaroo Challenge: Bling! for all the details. Hurry, the Challenge ends midnight (PST) December 18, 2011!

Topic by mikeasaurus 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Custom sweatshirt retailers? Answered

So I've come up with a sweet idea for sweatshirts for the Deutsch Klub at my school, but the only problem is that the diamond pattern is a bit expensive. Apparently the local retailer that the club usually gets it's sweatshirts from doesn't have a machine capable of printing the pattern over the entire shirt, as I understand it. Or it just costs too much. But anyways, I was wondering if anyone knows of an online retailer that I could get that pattern from (or a similar one at least) for fairly cheap. Thanks in advance.

Question by RelaxedSoup 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


altering sewing patterns: general and specific q's

I'm currently working on a hoodie using a hoodie pattern, but i'm hoping to convert the hood into an obnoxiously oversized collar. and for the future, are there any general rules in making/altering sewing patterns?( i got my pattern from http://thegreenpepper.com/adults.html #543 the hemmed hoodie. it was the closest to what i wanted)

Topic by yokotei 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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Topic by scoochmaroo 7 years ago


Betabrand Photoshop Challenge!

Hi gang! We're running this super fun challenge over at Betabrand, and I knew you guys would be into it.  So I'm calling on all of your zany photoshop skillz to blow this thing up!  And I mean, seriously, get wacky with this. Recently we did a Think Tank poll (that's the section I run, so I hope you all dig it) to see what color we should make the next disco hoodie.  Canida in particular was a strong supporter of purple, as her twitter campaign for purple disco indicated, and indeed, purple won this round!  So to celebrate, we're asking people to play around with some photos of the new purple disco hoodie. Photoshop any of these images of hoodies to participate, and email them to robbie@betabrand.com.   Purple Disco Hoodies Gold Disco Hoodies Check out a few of these sites if you need inspiration: Kotaku (gets better as you scroll down, also provides links to other examples) Fark (so many. . . just.  Just look.) Oh, and hey, did I mention that everyone who plays gets a 20% discount to Betabrand?  And there were only 50 Purple Disco Hoodies created?  So, you know, if you're into it, get going.   Let's show these Betabrand folks how it's done! 

Topic by scoochmaroo 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Star on BoingBoing TV!

Our good friend Star Simpson finally explains her side of the Logan airport debacle in an interview with Xeni Jardin of BoingBoing TV. She decided to talk to Xeni because BoingBoing was the only news source to get it right the first time. Check it out, and see for yourself!Edit: don't forget to check out Star's Breadboard Sweatshirt Instructable.And yes, the interview is in the control tower of the old Instructables HQ.

Topic by canida 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Making some threads (clothes)....helpz

Guys! My mother insists on me buying new clothes, but most of the stuff here is too gansta for my tastes, so i've decided to make some myself.I want some T shirts and maybe 2 or 3 jackets.oKay, so here's some of the stuff I want:An above the influence jacket. These are not sold.Some above the influence T shirts.I need help in the following things:How to make my own - Tshirts are easy enough, Ill just make some iron ons, theres ibles on this subject If I remember correctlyIts the jacket that worries me, I like the sort of jacket thats fuzzy on the outside. I would like to know if Iron ons would work on this fabric (I'll check what fabric it is later) Or if you know of any other methods.ALso, do you have any suggestions for logos that would make cool shirts?

Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Whats the best paint to use when painting on to a t-shirt or a hoodie?

Question by Sulph 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


ARRRRRGYLE

Check out these sweet pirate socks from Will Knit for Tattoos (an equally sweet name!) While you're there, check out the baby space invader hoodie. Too cute!Now get your ARRR on with Threadbanger's pirate costume!

Topic by scoochmaroo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how to convert a sweater to a backpack?

I need to convert an old hoodie sweater into either a backpack, bag or babybjorn of some sort. Any suggestions on how to? Preferably without cutting alot, or adding to many new stiches/zippers

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Now I'm being credited for Ibles I didn't make??

This isn't really a big deal:An Instructable has only been rated by one person, which gives it a 2.68 rating. I wanted to see who that person was, so I clicked on "They Like it" and it said: No one has rated your instructable yet.That's not my instructable.Secret Hoodie Stash

Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Smell Graffiti, Build a Net Gun, Crowd-Sourced Haircut

  Smell Graffiti Build a Net Gun Crowd-Sourced Haircut Hobobeque Breathalyzer Microphone Projection Bombing Mobile Party Bike Fun Science TV-B-Gone Hoodie LED Throwies Dollar Store Parabolic Mic The Eyewriter 3D Face Projection Make a Seed Bomb Create Signs that Confuse

Topic by randofo 9 years ago


Last minute Halloween costumes, decorations, food!

Hot Air Balloon Dilbert Costume Cardboard Armor Super Mario Bros. Halloween Cupcakes Octopus Hoodie Easy Zombie Horde Caution Tape Costume Creepy Bubble Cocktails Toilet Paper Costume Charlie Brown Ghost Freezer Paper Skeleton 5-Minute Domo Kun Doll Guts Serving Dish Giant Spiderweb Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Clever gadget sock case idea, need advice

I just made my first instructable!!!, which is a clever little play on the quintessential "ipod"/gadget sock case...I have an idea to make the same type of case for something possibly as large as a laptop... Unfortunately, I do not have a sock that wide, nor am i willing to knit my own sock that large.. Any ideas on what sort of available alternative I could use? (I was thinking of cutting up an old hoodie...)Instructable here

Topic by urlostinmyworld 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


brainstorm earphone craft ideas!

Ok so im not the only one that has tons of pairs of broken earphones. we go through them like crazy. and i dont have the heart to throw away these nice pair of skullcandy smokin buds... so i was thinking of trying to come up with something to do with broken earphones. so what do you guys think? i was thinking about some sort of necklace/bracelet or some other accessory, i had an idea of somehow wiring them up through my hoodie in replace of the drawstring... but im not sure on how to do it. any more ideas? i know someone could come up with something

Topic by darkinertia 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How would I do the design of rise of the guardians jack frost pull over? Answered

I was just wondering...How could i do the design of the Hoodie/Pull over of jack frost from the movie rise of the guardians, I would like to make it look like this one...http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/rise%20of%20the%20guardians%20cosplay Though...I am not sure how to do the design O_O I mean....should i just paint lines and going out wards thin lines and make them look like their fadeing? Or...what? Please help...

Question by HeavenBlueRose 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Caitlin on the Maker Faire catwalk

Our fabulous Textile Enchantress Lynne Bruning  put on an e-textile fashion show at the World Maker Faire NYC 2010.  A collection from various makers who integrate technology into wearable fashion.  Caitlin modelled the blinking glove and i-hoodie which put some Instructables Righteousness into the show( ok, I had to bribe Caitlin to get on stage).  What an opportunity to showcase a project. Thanks to Lynne for giving us 15 minutes of fame. Below is the video from Lynne's website. Browse through to get some ideas for the Soft Circuit Contest.  Get inspired to make something for the next Maker Faire.

Topic by caitlinsdad 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Making a pseudo-luminescent stripe on clothing

I hope this is the right place to ask for advice, I'm new to the site and don't have the hang of everything yet. I'm in the planning stage of a Tron Legacy inspired hooded sweatshirt I intend to make. One of the outfits that really caught my eye in the movie were the coats with the luminescent stripes running up the inside and around the inside of the hood. I can't find any pictures of them on the web, but picture something like the glowing stripes on Daft Punk's outfits in this picture: http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/113/1131044/tron-legacy-20101028103012902.jpg I'd like to sort of recreate that on a less intense scale (unless somebody wants to share a way to add cgi special effects to real life! :P ) using a method to make the material look luminescent without actually glowing itself. The idea I have now that I was tossing around with a friend would be to run reflective tape around the inside edge of the hoodie, then stitch the tape on, and then run EL wire around the outer edge of the tape, so it would be hidden under the seam of the hoodie. I think that would work by reflecting the light from the EL wire into the tape and giving the illusion of it glowing. After some discussion my friend told me about this site and said I could ask here and maybe somebody would know another way of doing it that might look better. Anyway, thanks for reading all that, if my project turns out good I'll try to put together an Instructable guide on how to "Tron-ify" your own clothes! :)

Topic by Rinzler 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Caption Contest: What's Eric so happy about? UPDATED

Eric is so happy, but why? We want to know and only your caption can help us figure it out!The best caption will be picked this evening and the author will win a sweet tape measure from DIY Network who is hosting a Cool Tools Holiday Blitz that runs from tomorrow (11/27) to Sunday (11/30).Limit of 3 entries per person.UPDATE: We now how a Caption Contest Patch. See it here.UPDATE 2: We have a winner! "Eric just heard that the new Instructables hoodies will come with extra long sleeves!"by zieakOh, and be sure to check the forums on Friday for another caption contest.

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


For Star

I want to do something for star...as you know, she was arrested for having a "fake bomb" hoodie. Read more here.The problem is that we all live so far apart, we can't have any sort of protest, like was had for the tazed kid at UF. I'm trying to think of things we could do to show our support that doesn't require mass gatherings. So one idea that came to mind was having the front be a picture like what she had on hers, and on the back, some kind of a message. Do you like that idea? Do you have any others? Just like..discuss, and we can try and find the best thing to do. If we do decide to make shirts (iron on paper) maybe we could all wear them monday, or something?

Topic by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Head to Head Contest: You Choose.

I've decided to test an idea for some friendly competition. The rules are simple: two volunteer members will be given a week to create an Instructable based on a common subject. Whoever creates the better Instructable (higher quality, cooler, featured, most voted for, etc) will win a patch similar to the images below. Because this is the first run, and I can't think of a subject, the competing members will have to agree on a subject of their choosing. If there is a flood of volunteers, the community will vote on who they want to see face off. In this trial, I will allow up to four separate pairs to compete. If this doesn't make any sense, well, I just woke up! :PThe stats are as follows:Lithium Rain VS. gmjhowe: Card, any kind of card, and it has to plug into a computer. Deadline: to be determined. Matt1497 VS. watermelonhead : Duct tape hoodie. Deadline: 10th of August. _x_VS._x_ :subject. _x_VS._x_ :subject.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


"Choose To Reuse" Contest Awarding Free HP Laptop & Printer

If you like turning trash into treasure, then you're probably going to love Greenwala's new crafty contest.The green social network is complementing its other green-themed contests with their latest and greatest one, which asks participants to photograph an original repurposed design of their own creation.Some examples of other contestants' creations include:1) vinyl record garden planters2) shower curtain turned into wearable "hoodie"3) vinyl records stitched into a pocketbookTake a look at the rest of the entries here and then gear yourself up to submit your own cool, repurposed design -- http://www.greenwala.com/greenwala_contestsThe most creative reuse will win a new HP Mini 110 XP Notebook and a Deskjet D2660 printer! Good luck and have fun!!

Topic by elizahleigh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Eco-Crafters -- Are You Skilled At Repurposing Trash Into Treasures?

Www.greenwala.com (an online green social network) is looking for crafty DIYers to share their repurposed project ideas with them for a future article. Might be a great way for people here to gain exposure -- here's the article link -- http://www.greenwala.com/community/blogs/all/1344-Creative-Crafters-Share-Details-About-Your-Repurposed-Fashion-Projects'''ALSO, www.greenwala.com has a few new crafty contests running, but one in particular is called "Choose To Reuse".It asks participants to photograph an original repurposed design of their own creation.Here are some examples of what other contestants have already submitted:1) vinyl record garden planters2) shower curtain turned into wearable "hoodie"3) old sink turned "hand-tiled bird bath"Take a look at the rest of the entries here and then gear yourself up to submit your own cool, repurposed design -- http://www.greenwala.com/greenwala_contests'''The most creative reuse will win a new HP Mini 110 XP Notebook and a Deskjet D2660 printer!Good luck and have fun!!

Topic by elizahleigh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


(newsletter) Sleep Six Days a Week, Monkey Fist Knot, RC Nerf Tank...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Mother's Day Contest - Sew something for Mom in our newest contest and win a sewing machine from Singer! Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest - Closes for entries next week! You could win a MacBook Pro so enter now!The finalists in the Epilog Challenge have been announced. See the 15 finalists here. Become a fan of Instructables on Facebook! See contest updates, talk to other fans, and find out how the robot is feeling. Milk Bottle LED Lights, Arduino Controlled Soviet Belt Mod Garbage Can Tandoor Oven Kite Aerial Photography Closes for entries on May 10! Chluaid's 10-Minute Monkey Fist T-Shirt Tote 4-Hour No-Knead Bread TeaLED with Switch, Box and Batteries Handmade COG Tags Viking Wire Inlay VHS Tape Storage Drive The Plastic Bag Hoodie Sew something great for Mom and win a sewing machine! See the 15 finalists RC Nerf Tank Sleep Six Days a Week Portable Cable Management Duct Tape No-Sew Tote Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Halloween Easy Costumes Winners

First of all - congratulations to all the finalists! Our Halloween Easy Costumes finalists shared some absolutely fantastic costumes! Here at Instructables we are always impressed with how the simplest of materials can be turned into the most amazing Halloween costumes. Not only were our finalists super creative and resourceful, their costumes were well documents and could easily be recreated on a small budget and with very little time. We loved reading all the tips and tricks for getting a costume just right, substituting materials and customization. Picking winners was challenging, but we know you'll be just as impressed as we are with them! And so, without further ado... FIRST PRIZE Composer Busts by davidandora. This costume is not only incredibly easy to do, but it's an original concept and looks fantastic. Another fun attribute is that it looks even better when grouped together, so this costume is perfect for you and your friends! SECOND PRIZE (alphabetical order) HAWKEYE. by Mr.Sanchez How to make a Thor Costume by The Rambler Minecraft Steve Costume by pjkumpon pjkumpon's Minecraft Steve Costume was one of the best we've got on Instructables - looks amazing and the finishing touches like adding velcro to keep the head on straight or adding foam for comfort truly made it a top notch costume! Hawkeye and Thor used hot glue and craft foam in fabulous and inventive ways - both costumes are definite proof that those two materials can make great costume armor. THIRD PRIZE (alphabetical order) Duct Tape TMNT Shredder Costume for $8.11 by imamathguy Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader (Kid-friendly) by eric3dee Make an award-winning costume in one night with packing tape and newspaper by morganlemae Mr. Fredrickson from UP - Halloween costume, 8mo+ by T_Albrecht YOSHI HOODIE by jtrask1 Our third prize winners really shined when it came to using household and ready made materials! Mr. Fredickson's PVC pipe walker was perfect - and we loved the idea of adding extra weight to it to help with stability. And the sweater vest and bow tie were too cute! Shredder's cardboard and duct tape armor came together quick and was ingenious - the duct tape is a great substitute for metal. The Yoshi Hoodies were a great project - we loved how the author took a simple piece of clothing and was able to make a cute costume that looked great and was easy to wear out trick or treating! morganlemae's tree costume shows the potential of packing tape in costume making - I can't wait to see if it spawns more packing tape costumes. And last but not least, the creative use of materials like ace bandages and a milk jug for the Luke Skywalker and Vader costume was really impressive - not to mention the absolutely adorable photos! Congratulations to all that entered! It was so much fun reviewing all the entries. Our Halloween contests make us realize we truly have the most creative and expressive community on the internet. You are all amazing - thank you for sharing with us. :D

Topic by jessyratfink 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Geek-Protection Stickers? Call for design suggestions!

So, Star's in jail in Boston for forgetting she was wearing some electronics.I sent this to Xeni Jardin, and she added it to the BoingBoing story:Star was an intern at Squid Labs this summer, and is an all-around awesome geek who loves to build things. FYI, friends at MIT say she wears the hoodie on a regular basis- it's just unfortunate that she had it on while trying to pick a friend up at the airport. MIT students don't really do mornings, or worry about what they're wearing, so I can't imagine she'd even think about her clothes before heading out to pick up a friend at the airport before 8am.When Star gets out we'll have her do an Instructable on 1) how to get arrested at the airport without being shot, and 2) how to package your homemade electronics to look purchased.Maybe BB and Instructables should start handing out some official-looking stickers and plastic covers to make breadboards look more commercial- it will keep our readers away from automatic weapons. I just got email back from Xeni saying, "Let's do those stickers!"Question: what should the stickers look like? What should they say? Make some suggestions, or submit some designs here, and we'll print them up!

Topic by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


(newsletter) Touch Screen Glove, Break Board with Your Hands, In-wall USB Charger

  Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Merry Contest-mas! We're celebrating the holiday season with a slew of great contests! New: show off your best drink in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest, and win sweet prizes from Think Geek! Continuing: Enter your food, presents, or decorations in the Homemade Holidays and Holiday Food contests, and win a Kymera magic wand, Shapeways gift certificates, a food processor, fruit-pickers, and Instructables Pro memberships! And coming soon: a Gingerbread House Slideshow Contest! In-wall USB Charger Wood Pendant Necklace Candied Buddha's Hand Citron Gaming Coffee Table Make a Glove Work With a Touch Screen Electric Scooter Pushed by a Monkey Chocolate Pie Board Breaking Make Your Own Springs in Seconds Bookcase Door Bathroom Status Indicator Lights Duct Tape Hoodie Message in a Bottle Key Ring Wooden Induction Charger Secret Knock Detecting Door Lock Industrial Style Media Shelves Guides Gift Wrapping Ideas Solar Panels for Your Home Halloween Contest Winners Arduino Contest Winners Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Star (stasterisk) arrested at Logan airport for bomb scare

A 19 year old female M.I.T. student was arrested at gunpoint after entering Boston's Logan International Airport with what authorities claim was "a fake bomb" strapped to her chest, according to wire reports. The device is said to have been some kind of computer circuit board with Play-Doh and wires attached, strapped over her black hoodie. Link to AP report on her arrest.The young woman is identified as Star Simpson, shown in the image above left, and she is a sophomore from Hawaii. She has a user account on Instructables. Boingboing story Star's Instructables pageUPDATE: CNN videoUPDATE 2: Pic addedUPDATE 3: Canida's response added to BoingBoing, and a call for geek-protection sticker designs!UPDATE 4: Simpson pleaded not guilty to a charge of possessing a hoax device at her arraignment in East Boston District Court Friday afternoon. She was released on $750 bail and ordered to stay away from Logan Airport.Simpson could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. WBZTV storyUPDATE 5: We had a quick chat with Star! She's doing fine, and after dodging packs of media she's finally getting back to work on her problem sets. There's still school, you know. Of course, they've impounded her sweatshirt, so she's got to do something else for the career fair.

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Mash-Up Contest Winners Announced

Instructables and ReadyMade magazine are happy to announce the winners of the Mash-Up Contest!We judged from among the over 180 entries, with an amazing variety of mash-ups. Clearly, almost anything can be repurposed with some skill and imagination! ReadyMade and Instructables are happy to salute that innovative spirit, and award some cool prizes. Grand Prize! Winner of a Coby Personal Media Player 4.3" widescreen with video recording and SD card slot, a $250 Michael's Gift Card, and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Stool made from bike parts and crutches by zieak First Prize - These two First Prize winners will each receive a sewing machine (a Janome HeartTruth sewing machine or a Singer sewing machine) and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Super iPod by sun USB Cooling Fan (from a broken drive) by BlindSight Second Prize - These ten Second Prize winners will each receive a VPX Black & Decker tool set and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Winners shown in alphabetical order. The Apple Remote Watch Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! Boom Bag Gas Powered Shredder How To Make A Dressy Hoodie Light Up Top Lightshow Make:NYC Badge Contest entry NES ZAPPER!!! Pole Saw to Gutter Rake Conversion Time Warp Since the Mash-Up Contest was limited to US entries, these otherwise awesome projects weren't eligible; we'll try to do something nice for the authors. Check out their great ideas!How to build a wood fired hot tub Make a digital clock from an old B&W; laptop Toilet paper roll - lamp CAFFEINE BOOST YOUR HOME WIFI Air Canada Sound Pillow Network Cards NotebookVoting was done by staff at Instructables and ReadyMade magazine. Winners will be contacted via Instructables private message with prize claim instructions.

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


(newsletter) Build a Net Gun, Sleep Less, Improve Your Life...

Jan 1, 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"); } Happy new year! It's the last weekend to enter your amazing project in the Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest, and win $25,000 in Sears gift cards to build your dream workshop! The contest is open to any project that uses tools and closes for entries this Sunday - no extensions! The Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space contest has ended, thanks for submitting all your photos! See who won this week! Homemade Holidays are here again! Made some sweet custom gifts for friends and loved ones? Enter them in the Homemade Holidays: Holiday Gifts Contest this weekend to win some cool prizes!The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Decorations Contest has closed for entries! Help choose the winners by voting now! Make a Champagne Cork Holder Chair by DotatDabbled Octopus Hoodie by zephyrbunny How to cure a hangover by zieak Build A Net Gun by crispyjones Closes for entries this Sunday! Over 10 ways to make something that's built to last Get into Harvard University Without Really Trying by rhett Advanced MP5 Wii Zapper by THeOReos Easy Test of Battery Amp-Hours by TimAnderson Retrofit a Desk Lamp with LEDs by MarkSBurgunder Make Fettuccine Alfredo! by jessyratfink Instant Subway Ad Street Art by jjacobs17 Make a Small Wood Stool by mattl Improve Your Life, One Step at a Time by hedgiehog Homemade Holidays Contests Share your gift ideas and win a Dremel kit! Vote for your favorites! Easy Internet Home Control System by leevonk Sleep 3 Hours a Day! by rachel Keylendar by duckcrazy When a Phillips is not a Phillips! by arcticpenguin Basement Workshop/ Relaxation Room by rojo Garage workshop and sewing/craft area by seamster A table can be a workshop too by belsey My workshop by Stryker Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ 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"); }

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Minimalist survival kit help

I'm looking at a new prospective for a survival kit. I have an I.N.C.H. bag that i use camping. While I can pack it down to almost nothing, I dont use many of the bigger items. I was looking for ways to essentially minimize my bag. While I'm experience with the great outdoors, the minimalist aproach is a relitivly new concept to me. I want to base the kit on the ten essentials. I live in a harsh enviroment so I'd likely not be changing my shelter much. The shelter is already pretty basic.  This is my must-have gear: Map, Compass, Sunglasses, Extra clothing (a skivvy roll and what I'm wearing plus my hoody and ponchos), Illumination (Preferably no batteries), First-aid supplies, Firestarter, Matches, Knife and Extra food. My current sleep system is as follows: Medium Weather sleeping bag with compression sac, Compact collapsible cot, Goretex bivvy sac, Sleeping role and Grommeted space blanket. I'm more worried about weight than size. I will likely switch the cot for a hammock because it's pretty sizey and the metal rods make half the weight of the system. For food I was thinking keep my hobo stove and boyscout mess kit but im considering adding a hobo fishing rig. My current fishing kit is a multi function compact pole with a fly reel and spin cast reel. While very light weight it takes up some space. About 1.5'x8"x4" roughly. any ideas on additions or subtractions for the kit? I'm mostly trying to reduce weight. I'm strong but lugging around a ruck sack takes more than a simple backpack with this and that.  Any ideas are apreciated. I don't need a whole lot to live comfortably in the woods. The picture is of my I.N.C.H. bag pack in to my freighter frame. The black box is the fishing kit, the blue sac is the cot. Inside the pack is the sleeping bag bulging out. It's Probably my biggest item and in this pic is not in its compression sac as the sac was 'misplaced' while moving. I guess I'm asking for advise on downsizing the I.N.C.H. bag...

Topic by Skwurlito 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


[newsletter] Rickroll Cake, Screen Printing, Gorilla Pod...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Apr. 24, 2008 Welcome back! We have lots of news for you today. New contest! It's spring and to celebrate we're having a Flower Contest. The flowers can be fresh, dried, painted, or even crafted so get going on a great flower Instructable now! Check out these cool Instructables! Portal/Rickroll Cake Two Internet fads combine to create the geekiest eating event ever. posted by Papersatan on Apr 20, 2008 Make your own Gorilla Pod This flexible tripod mimics the real thing for only a few dollars worth of parts. posted by benthekahn on Apr 22, 2008 Photo-emulsion Screen Printing Sometimes you need to get your message out quickly and cheaply. Here's how to print a ton of t-shirts and patches fast. posted by w1n5t0n on Apr 21, 2008 A radial drill press made from spare parts Make a radial drill press on your own and get a lot more freedom of motion for your money. posted by threesixesinarow on Apr 16, 2008 Helicopter Birthday Cake Make an epic birthday cake for the li'l pilot in the house. Comes complete with spinning blades! posted by dave spencer on Apr 23, 2008 Green Science Fair! April is Photo Month! Bake and decorate! Laptop Compubody Sock Make an eye-catching hoodie for your laptop to use in public spaces for warmth and privacy. posted by bekathwia on Apr 18, 2008 Isobaric Subwoofer Improve the low-end in your home audio setup with this home-built sub. posted by toastyboy on Apr 19, 2008 The iPillow Fall asleep listening to music without headphones or any pesky cords. posted by dardy_7 on Apr 16, 2008 How to get on Xbox Live with Dialup Enjoy all the downloads and updates of Xbox Live over the old dialup connection. Still not so hot for multiplayer, though. posted by Dr.Professor_Jake_Biggs on Apr 19, 2007 Measure the drag coefficient of your car Want to make your car a lot more fructification? The first step is knowing just how much drag it creates as it moves along. posted by iwilltry on Aug 31, 2007 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago


(newsletter) Build a Solar Panel, Wearable Electronics, NYC Origami...

Sep 18, 2008 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! The Hungry Scientist Contest has launched! Hack your food or kitchen tools to win your choice of some sweet prizes. The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest needs your eggs! Take an egg (real or fake) and decorate it inside and out in homage to the classic Faberge style. You can win a Sonos music system, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City! The Craft Skills Contest is well underway - learn a new skill, and submit your own! Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something cool in our office! Tonight: Mouse mouse; October 2: Intro to Chainmail. RSVP required - just PM Canida.Upcoming... Get ready for the biggest and best Halloween contest ever! October will be here soon, so start working on an elaborate costume and creepy decorations! Don't forget, anything posted since the close of last year's contest is eligible. Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel by mdavis19 How to make a Portal Gun by chiok Make Single-serving ice cream by otterhopdotcom Origami Cube NYC Style by scopevisions Share your best food hacks!Unleash your decorating skills Heavy Duty Porch Swing by dragonvpm Replace the battery in a Sonicare Elite by AaronX2621 Instant Wearable Electronics with LEDs by stasterisk No Mess Yogurt Making by Poe-tate-o Hydoponic garden - Gravity feed by agatornz DIY Illuminated Design Desk by skyburner Jalapeno Poppers. Fire In the Hole! by Forkable Make your own iPod/iPhone speaker by shteef A list of great costumeInstructables to inspire you Spread the knowledge! TV-B-Gone Hoodie by bekathwia Make A Water Leyden Jar by Plasmana DIY: Mock Tufting by modhomeecteacher Crochet a Mustache Hat Costume by momwithahook Get crafty! There's still time to enter your crafty Instructables in the Craft Skills Contest! Here are some of the Instructables already entered- check them out and then teach us something new! Grocery Bags Journal Decoration Felting Tea Cozies 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"); }

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Homemade Holidays Winners Announced

Instructables and CRAFT Magazine are happy to announce the winners of the Homemade Holidays Contest!While most people are out there trying to buy the perfect item, many of you were working to make the perfect gift and we love you for it. The personal touch of a handmade gift shows your creativity, and how much you care.Once again we were delighted by the variety of Instructables that were submitted. The entries just keep getting better and better -- just one look at the winners here shows that! Even though there are first, second, and third prizes, all of these Instructables deserve a look. Be sure to leave comments and pictures so the authors know how much you appreciate their hard work! First Prize Winners The authors of these Instructables win a CRAFT Boxed Gift Set, an Instructables robot T-shirt, a CRAFT T-shirt, and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. (in alphabetical order) Flat Zipper Bag and Wallet How to Make a Color-Changing Lighted Faux Fur Scarf Make DIY Vanilla Extract! Second Prize WinnersThe authors of these Instructables win a one-year subscription to CRAFT Magazine, an Instructables robot T-shirt, a CRAFT T-shirt, and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. (in alphabetical order) Crochet a Baby Penguin Amigurumi Fiber Optic and LED Minature Garden Light How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT How to make a unique tile picture for less than $3! Make a Custom Lift-the-Flap Book for a Toddler Third Prize Winners The authors of these Instructables win CRAFT: Volume 5 and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. Due to a tie, there are 11 winners instead of 10. (in alphabetical order) Bat-Mobile hanging toy Chinese Dragon Pull Toy Give a real "fallen star" Grow your own Magic Crystal Tree How to make Candles! How to make Pixel Cookies! LoveBox - The box of love make your own cookie cutters Metal Embossing Stylish Santa Hoodie Venezia Napkin Rings Slideshow/Video Prize Winners The authors of these Instructables win CRAFT: Volume 5 and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. (in alphabetical order) french market bag Homemade Apple Jelly How to crochet a DS case My Shadow Knit Piano Scarf Jackobs Ladder Optical Illusion Toy The Pirate's Secret Scarf Portable CD Pouch PVC Cello Unisex Neckwarmer Wooden rings Thank you to all the judges: arwen, natalie, ewilhelm, randofo, canida, rachel, reno_dakota, noahw, fungus amungus , and nagutron.

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Living salad, makerbot songs, and noodle!

My first day at Instructables, I found myself sitting on a chair fabricated by the guy next to me, listening to plans for a living salad which would grow through your plate, fertilized by worms below the surface and a stained glass window made of dried fruit, trying to focus on absorbing all the information Vanessa and Noah were dishing out. Just beyond loomed the amazing fabrication facilities, with rows of 3D printers, zillion-axis CNC machines, a stocked electronics room, every kind of adhesive you could dream of, and even a test kitchen! It was a makers dream, Pier 9 had the material and equipment resources to allow us to realize nearly any idea we could dream up, and dream we did. It was immediately clear that the one month my collaborator Kyle (https://www.instructables.com/member/kylemcdonald/) and I had planned to spend there was not enough. Sadly, it was all we had, so we got to work immediately on Noodle, a little robot with the I/O of a machine but the thoughts and feelings of a human. I could go on about the shop at Pier 9, but the thing that really made the experience for me was the people. Hosting 10-12 AIRs at a time, the studio was always full with people building crazy things. One day we'd experiment with Nick's instruments fashioned from rocks, sticks, and water jugs while sampling cocktails from Ben's machine and Rima's cricket ganache, the next day we'd admire Aaron's work on hoodies that zipped around your hands while being serenaded by Andreas' makerbot which seemed to be singing the future. We were all so excited and inspired it wasn't unusual to find half the group there all weekend long or into the wee hours of the night. I won't go so far as to say anyone slept the night there, but...  Not only did we get to hang out in the AIRea, but we also got to know all the others working at Pier 9. This was a building full of people willing to chat about anything from caustics to contests, lend you their skateboard so you could learn how, or demo their latest projects. Vanessa and Noah couldn't have been more supportive and helpful, and it was so inspiring to run into them in the shop on weekends hacking away on crazy things of their own. With so much going on, we sometimes had to work hard to tune it out and stay focused on our Noodle. Luckily, Kyle and I had worked together before and we were able to divide and conquer pretty productively. Kyle handled the fabrication aspects, spec'ing all the hardware and designing and lasercutting then 3D printing the physical enclosure for Noodle. I was heads down on the software trying to hook up our raspberry pi to Amazon Mechanical Turk, speakers, a display, a camera, and an interface. Thankfully, the long hack sessions were broken up by Vanessa coming by to peek at my computer over my shoulder and ask, "what's taking so long? how hard can it possibly be!" ;) I will end this post here and get to work finishing up our instructable before Vanessa hunts us down. If the specifics of our project are a bit cryptic still, all will be revealed with the instructable post (see attached pictures for more mystery). And to all of you considering applying to the AIR program, DO IT! If you are a motivated, curious person with energy and ideas you will have a blast. And the weather is ok, too. Thanks Vanessa, Noah and Instructables!

Topic by lmccart 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago