Worlds smallest Space Invaders machine ?

After 3 months I have finlly finished creating a mini working Space Invaders arcade machine. Let me know what you think http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiO08w9Y558

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Space Invaders bracelet pattern

I figured since I made this pattern for a Space Invaders bracelet a while back I might as well share it. Try it, it's fun :DHere is how to make a beaded bracelet like this.

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Dumpster Pools Invade Brooklyn

Over in Brooklyn, some overheated and dedicated folks have turned some dumpsters into pools for their very own urban pool party. Not too shabby for a budget of a few thousand bucks. I wonder if they can connect them together to get a proper bit of space to swim in.via Treehugger

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Worlds smallest working Space Invaders arcade machine

After 3 months I have finally finished building the possibly the worlds smallest working Space Invaders arcade machine. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiO08w9Y558

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do people still like invader zim?

I only know 17

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If I can afford an Invader V3, should I get it? Answered

I have enough money to buy a V3, and I want to know if I should get it or a different pad. Opinions and reviews appreciated.

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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

Topic by fungus amungus 




4chan.org has been completely been invaded by a .hta virus-image- spambot, how do we stop it without moderators? Answered

I really hate admitting that I hang around there, but for the sake of all things good, we need to stop this botnet before it spreads to facebook, youtube, and other major networks

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Deer eating garden

My wife and I have been invaded by deer. We are trying to keep the garden safe and were wondering if anyone has any ideas for a repellant that can be made at home. Any ideas are welcome.  

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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!

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please help yellow jackets have invaded our humming bird feeder

Hello everyone i have quite the question for you you see i have a humming bird feeder and for the past 3-4 years we have enjoyed humming birds all summer long but ever since the yellow jackets have found the feeder the hummers are nowhere to be found we have tried searching for the nest but no luck if anyone has any ideas please post them also see the picture below to get an idea of the type of feeder i am using thank you, fidgety

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Peacock invasion - what to do? Answered

We have been invaded by a peacock, it is quite aggressive, pecks at the cars (I guess it can see it's reflection), messes everywhere and dig up the gardens. Anyone any idea how to make it go away.

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How to make an LED equalizer?

I want to do this, but I also want to add a full body (not neck) LED equalizer on it. I want minimal plastic showing on the front. How can this be done?

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Dear oh dear, Killerjackalope's gone and done it again...

The other day I was shooting at one of the invading spawn of killerjackalope with my slingshot. The ickle bastard teleported away, and my BB struck my sidewalk instead, ricocheting into my front window...

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Anyone know where to find really cheap EL wire and LEDs?

I would like to expirement with LEDs and EL wire, but can't find any really cheap EL wire or LEDs. Somewhere in the $10 range.

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Could a small, butane pencil torch(2000F)cut through a steel pipe between 1/8-1/4in thick?If not, got any suggestions?

I need to know this to make my first Instructable, so any help with how to cut this would be appreciated.

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How do you strip off the "popcorn" on a popcorn ceiling? Answered

I want to get rid of the "popcorn" on the popcorn ceiling in my bathroom. I was wondering how I could take off the popcorn without having ot replace the ceiling.

Question by INVADER SCOOGE   |  last reply


Anybody know cheap($50),easy to make robots for beginners?

I've been interested in robots for a while,but I can never seem to find any robots that are cheap, or easy to build on a small budget. If anyone knows of any(especially on this site)bots that I or other beginner builders could make.

Topic by INVADER SCOOGE   |  last reply


Ipod connector pin out and function?

Hello! I was hoping some one could point me in the direction of an Ipod (5g preferred) connector pin out, and some info about it. I'm looking to pick up audio out, power in, possible video in the future. Thank you.

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Anyone know how to make a single shot paintball gun into a semi-automatic one?

I have a few paintball guns that are in great condition, but only shoot one paintball at a time. Is there anyway that i can change them so I don't have to cock it back for every shot?

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Nooooooooooo!!

Norton has invaded instructables.com.... Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! (5 minutes Of no)..... Norton is evil. It nearly crashed my computer twice and wwan't even running...(the story).. After re-booting my computer because my internet was slow, A command prompt started running and after about 1minute... there were probably 60 command prompt windows open with the script ( C:/????/????/nortoncvd.dll). See...... or am I the only one.... ry25920

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How do I read a circuit diagram?

I've been learning about robots and electronics for a while and can almost duplicate a circuit board if i see a regular picture of it, but I still have no idea how to read a daigram for a circuit.Anyone know of any legends that show how, or can tell me what all of the things stand for?

Question by INVADER SCOOGE   |  last reply


Help the Mythbusters!

The Mythbusters want you!From MAKE:Blog:Because it's been so popular with our viewers, this will be our third attempt at a story called Archimedes Death Ray. The myth is that the Roman army defended themselves from invading Greek ships by lining the shores with 300 soldiers. But these soldiers did not use conventional warfare. By using their mirrored shields to focus the sun's rays at the invading ships they could, the myth alleges, set the invading ships on fire and save the city.WHAT WE NEED300- 350 Volunteers to operate mirrors for the one day of experiment (engineering and science backgrounds preferred)VOLUNTEERSWe would require volunteers to be 18 years or older and to Pre-register with us prior to the experiment date by email.All volunteers would be required to sign a Participant Release/Liability waiver.Experiment will take place in September (date still to be determined).Volunteers will need to be available from 9am to 7pm and would have to bring their own lunch and transport themselves to the location (similar to going to an outdoor concert). Possible locations include the Greek Theater, Oyster Point Marina or Alameda NAS.We'll supply volunteers with a MythBusters T-shirt, a signed autograph card and possibly a group photo with Jamie and Adam.HOW TO GET INVOLVEDSend and email to: myths_volunteers@beyond.com.auPlease provide Full Name, Age and Contact InformationPlease write [*MythBusters - Death Ray*] in the subject header.MythBusters will then follow up and contact them with more details verysoon.Anyone in the Bay area fancy it? Could be fun, but also very dull, standing still with a mirror and all.I'd say it's worth it for the TV factor, meeting the Mythbusters and the free T-Shirt.I envy you Bay-dwellers...

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Can I set up an array of LEDs to display a simple game like pong, tetris, or space invaders? Answered

I'd like to solder together a grid of LED's, and use it to display a video game like tetris or pong. I figure the code can be easily had for the games, or I could disassemble a cheap pocket version from the toy aisle and repurpose the pixel output and controls. I think it would be interesting to hang on a wall, and I'm not entirely sure how to go about doing it.

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Winners of the Get the LED Out! Contest

Instructables, Monkeylectric, and Phenoptix are happy to announce the winners of the Get the LED Out! Contest. There were many amazing Instructable entries submitted and once again we were blown away by the creativity of our users. It has been a great contest.The seven winners show off some creative and useful uses for LEDs and are all worth checking out. From LEDs that react to electronic devices to Space Invaders invading a bike wheel to lit-up clothes and more. But even though these are the winners there were many more fantastic submissions and we urge everyone to go to the contest page and check them out.Winners were selected by combining user votes with scores from Instructables and Monkeylectric judges. And now, on to the winners! Grand Prize Four Monkey Lights from Monkeylectric to turn a regular bike into an instant lightshow!Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. First Prize One Monkey Light from Monkeylectric or 7 feet of waterproof full color LED light strip plus $50 in LEDs from Phenoptix. Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. Winners shown in alphabetical order.

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How would I power a device that uses a 12v ac/dc converter?

I've wanted to make a Korg Kaoss Pad 3 portable for some time now. The problem being that it requires a 12v ac/dc converter to power it, rendering my current task to a standstill.  Is there any way I can power this for a period of time using batteries? If so how many and what would I need to run something like this for several hours (3-5)? Any help would be appreciated.

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Video Game Craft Patterns

Sprite Stitch is a neat blog devoted to turning classic video game scenes and characters into cross-stitch patterns. Since that just means gridding them out and picking suitable colors, it's also a great resource for all sorts of projects: knitting, mosaics, or even LED art. Who doesn't want a Pac-Man scarf, a Super Mario Brothers tiled shower, or a glowing wall of Space Invaders?Bookmark this one for future use. I'll be referencing it when we redo our bathrooms.

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Android Gingerbread, RFID Skeleton Key, CNC Machine

Android Gingerbread RFID Skeleton Key CNC Machine USB Jog Wheel From VCR Parts Sexy Satin Nightgown Acrylic LED Lighting Sculpture Simple Paper Flowers Coffee Maker Bathtub Temperature Regulator Wooly Willy Table Show You Care with Custom Perfume Cute Pom Pom Socks Professional Rubber Stamps at Home Chocolate Space Invaders Annoying Beeper Mini Milling Machine Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Topic by randofo 


Google Chrome Cant Upload Images

In Google Chrome the past few days when you click on the upload images button the 'Upload, Cancel, Image Library' Buttons are out of view at the bottom of the screen. There is no scroll bar to get down to them, making the image uploader non working for me in Chrome. For now I'm using Firefox , but Firefox just doesn't invade my personal privacy to the degree that Chrome does, therefore it's psychic link ability to read my mind is not as strong as with Chrome. (Passwords, Search suggestions, autofill, etc.) Attatched is an image. There is a scroll bar on the side of the browser window but it doesnt scroll the image uploader, just the page behind it.

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Instructables in the press

Instructables is in the press again, this time as a recommended website in the UK's Simply Knitting magazine (Issue 39, Spring 2008).Prepare to be amazed, as the craft section of this American site, dubbed "the world's biggest show and tell", includes a host of wacky projects.If you've never tried shadow knitting or would like to knit a "baby space invader" hat ... the site gives you step-by-step instructions on how to do it....It's a good site to visit when you've run out of inspiration - there's sure to be something here that will get you whipping out your needles.Good crafty fun that'll amaze and inspire.From a British journalist, that's practically a request to have Eric's babies...

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Tattoo madness at Maker Faire

Canida and I were at the Maker Faire this weekend in Austin meeting fans of the site and introducing it to folks who have never heard of us before. It was a blast and we had a great time showing off the Mouse Mouse, Bacon Soap, and other projects that we've made instructables about.On Sunday a guy stopped by the booth and showed off his tattoo of a Space Invader alien. He said that he used an Instructable to do the design and that he wanted to thank us for it. The crazy things is, that Instructable happened to be the very first Instructable I did! It's my 3D Effect Stencil Instructable and he used Sketchup with an isometric view to get he design he wanted. I've seen people use my Instructables before, but this takes the cake. That was easily my favorite moment from the Maker Faire. I helped a guy get ink on his skin. Damn.

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Awesome, fun ideas to use my brass tubing? Answered

Hi I was going to make a steam engine so i brought some brass tube and tried to join the local metalworking club so i would have access to their knowledge and tools as i have none myself. The committee of this club are having issues and not accepting new members for 12months which disappointed so i have brass tube 1/2in 0.14mm it says on the sticker and I'm kinda impatient so i wondered if you guys had ideas of what i could do. 2 tubes about 25cm long. I've been thinking about what to do when my town is invaded (the street lights are off every other week and reports of shady characters near power station lately) A self defense tool, survival tool? Usually I'm creative but people having holidays at work mean i work 10hours a day 6 in morning 5 in evening. It drains you split shifts as you see in my maths fail. Anyway, i appreciate your ideas. Thank you

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Great Adventures

Does anyone remember the old Great Adventures sets? I collected almost all of them for my kids when they were younger. We had the castle complete with all of the Knights, the King, the invading King, the bad knights, the wizard, the small dragon, the large dragon, the "Special" knights, the boulder launching cannon etc. We also invested in the western town set. We had the sheriff, the deputy, the jailer, assorted bandits, the bucking bull, etc. Another set was the pirate ship. We collected the large ship, the small ship, all of the captains, sea serpent, pirate island, shark raft, the iron whale, and over two-dozen pirates! We had a ball playing with these things. Me and the boys spending good quality time together. Then we had a small problem. i was transferred for work and the boys thought they had to leave everything behind (including the great adventures sets they loved!) They never told us though. We thought that they were just having issues with the move in general. We followed some tips from a buyers agent website (mainly the one entitle Communication) and figured out that they were worried about leaving behind everything. We quickly fixed the misunderstanding and resumed a peaceful move.

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A Disturbing Store Room

We've just returned from staying with friends in Geneva, where we slept in their (large and airy) basement. Next to the bedroom was the room our friends used as a store room - their nuclear bunker! When their house was built, it was a legal requirement for all homes to have a nuclear bunker.  A stocked, functioning nuclear bunker. The door is steel, filled with concrete.  It doesn't have a lock - that huge yellow bolt and spanner hold the door shut against invaders.  The door on the wall is an escape hatch, in case the house collapses on the main door, and the machinery in the corner is the air filter. The shelves double as beds, and the toilet is a bucket with a lid. I found it fascinating, and, to be honest, disturbing.  It took me two days to "get around" to going through and taking these photos. I grew up during the tense days of US/Soviet nuclear proliferation, when Threads wasn't just a disturbing drama, it was almost a government information film.  I paid attention at school - I knew what nuclear weapons really did.  To most kids, they were a cool way of destroying a bunch of stuff (even more so today).  To me, they were (and are) flatly horrifying, and the stuff of genuine nightmares. I look forward to when things like reduced to the kind of novel feature that ranks alongside "original fireplace" or sash windows.

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yugioh deck help

Hi I have a light and fairy theme deck it's an ok deck but I think it needs something As you can see I lack monsters but I think my lockdown cards take care of that, any thoughts on what I should pull out or add? MONSTERS (10) 1 darklord asmodeus  1 mystical elf 1 hourglass of courage  1 worm jetelkpse 1 interplanetary invader A 1 marshmallont 1 servant of catabolism  1 darklord superbia 1 prime material dragon 1 the calculator SPELLS (20) 1 emergency provisions 1 unstable evolution  1 attraffic control 3 mystical space typhoon 1 monster reborn 1 scapegoat 2 swords of revealing light 1 photon sanctuary  1 crashbug road 1 mirage tube 1 giant trunade  2 lightning vortex 1 nobleman of crossount 1 fissure 1 heavy storm 1 megamorph TRAPS (17) 1 waboku 1 curse of royal 1 just desserts 1 trap jammer 1 half or nothing 2 draining shield  1 spell shield type 8 2 divine wrath 1 shadow spell 1 needle wall 1 gravity bind 1 call of the haunted 1 magic jammer 1 minor goblin official 1 solemn wishes

Topic by snozzle1 


Oil: $100 per Barrel

Twas bound to happen - so why not open the new year with a new high?http://money.cnn.com/2008/01/02/markets/oil/index.htm?postversion=2008010212U.S. crude for February delivery jumped $4.02 to $100 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange before slipping to $99.42. The previous trading record was $99.29 set Nov. 20. Oil prices ended 2007 by gaining nearly 60 percent for the year, the largest jump this decade."This market is really gonna fly," Ira Eckstein, president of Area International Trading Corp, said from the NYMEX floor.In Nigeria, bands of armed men invaded Port Harcourt, the center the oil industry Tuesday, attacking two police stations and raiding the lobby of a major hotel, The Associated Press reported. Four policemen, three civilians and six attackers were killed. The Niger Delta Vigilante Movement claimed responsibility for the attack.At 2.1 million barrels per day, Nigeria was the world's eighth-largest oil exporter in 2006, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.Furthermore, the auto manufacturers are saying the new CAFE standards (35mpg for cars) are a very expensive goals. Mind you, there's cars 20+ years ago that exceeded this standard (CRX got in the mid 50mpg range).Futurama did elude to $100 per gallon of gas in New York city by 2012... How could they be wrong? :D

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Barbie Electric Chair, Chaos Machine, Build a Pizza Oven...

Function clickclear(thisfield, defaulttext) {if (thisfield.value == defaulttext) {thisfield.value = "";}}Sign-up for our newsletter subscribe Sept. 6, 2007 Welcome back! We're seeing a few of the robots coming in from the iRobot Challenge this week as well as a variety of other cool projects. Check them out! How to Weld - MIG Welding A basic guide to the awesome process of using electricity to melt and join pieces of metal together.posted by noahw on Sep 5, 2007 PosterBot: Make a Marker-Writing Robot I always got marked down for posters that weren't "neat" enough. Like any nerd, I figured "If I can't do it, I'll make a robot to do it for me."posted by W_world on Sep 5, 2007 How to make Gingerbread Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Make a treat kids love in under 20 minutes.posted by DMR301 on Sep 5, 2007 Put an iPod Nike+ sensor in any running shoe in one minute for 5 cents Avoid buying specialized Nike+ shoes with this simple hack.posted by fungus amungus on Sep 4, 2007 How to build a Pizza Oven Create a functional piece of art for your backyard and start cooking.posted by t.rohner on Sep 2, 2007 Share your tasty recipe with us! Answer our burning questions! Get a free shirt! Make it fly! Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project! This is a science fair project that I did in middle school and completely disgusted the entire female staff of Benton Middle.posted by jessyratfink on Sep 2, 2007 The Chaos Machine (Double Pendulum) Every physics department needs a double pendulum, so here's how to build one. posted by Luke Luck on Aug 31, 2007 Baby Space Invader Hat Let your little one go retro with this gaming-inspired knitting pattern.posted by tracy_the_astonishing on Sep 5, 2007 Golf Ball Gun!!! How To Make One That Can Shoot 400+ yards! Learn about pistons and pneumatics while firing golf balls through plywood.posted by MrCrowley on Sep 2, 2007 ServerBot - for serving food and drinks Create a robot that's helpful, entertaining, whimsical AND simply amazing. posted by JoeCreate on Aug 31, 2007 Now go build something awesome, and I'll see you next week! -Eric )))

Topic by lebowski 


Sci-Fi Gardening

I read an article on Dave's Garden a year ago on plants with Star Trek names, and I just adore the idea of having a science fiction themed garden.  Looking through some more plants, I've come across even more plants that would fit within a sci-fi/outer space theme. Coleus: Darth Vader Saturn Saturn's Rings Solar Flare Solar Shadow Solar Sunrise Vulcan Daylily: Alien Alien Contact Alien Encounter Alien Escape Pod Alien Invader Alien Landing Alien Skin Alien's Eye Android Android Dreams Andromeda Asteroid Astral Voyager Beam Me Up Beam Me Up, Scotty Ben Kirk Big Dipper Black Hole Borg Technology Cloaking Device First Officer's Log Galaxy Quest Klatuu Barata Nictu Life on Bajor Notify Ground Crew Photon Torpedo Romulan Deflector Spock's Ears Vulcan Logic Hosta:   Captain Kirk Enterprise Foxfire X Philes (just for fun) Galaxy Galaxy Light Gamma Ray Kiwi Milky Way Little Dipper Lunar Eclipse Lunar Orbit Lunar Sea Outer Space Saturn Starship Striker Super Nova Venus Voyager Vulcan These lists are not complete.  I looked through 5,320 daylily names out of 38,449 on Dave's Garden and then filled in with some names from the article, and I'm sure there are more genuses with sci-fi plants.  The reason why there are so many hostas, daylilies, and coleuses is because they're relatively easy to hybridize and propagate.  I started looking through African violets, but half-way through I was pretty sure I wouldn't find any.  I wouldn't be surprised if there were some more in the Liliaceae family such as with tulips, but phew, that's a lot of plants. Looking through some of the names, it would be relatively easy to do a Lord of the Rings or fantasy-themed garden.  I even found hostas called "Dot Com" and "Website".  Hybridizers certainly get creative when it comes to names.  I think I'll send my brother-in-law a hosta called "Twisted Sister". The image is of a basket plant I have.  No neat name, but it looks kinda sci-fi in the picture.

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Translated instructable

Hej! Today I recognized a translated version of one of my ibles and I'd like to give some feedback about the experience ;) I think it's supercool someone took the time and made the effort to translate one of my ibles. I really enjoy the fact that people I would never be able to talk to now can read my ible.  That's actually amazing and I'd like to thank you for that! And I want to share some of my thoughts and feelings about it: REALIZING: - The first few moments when I realized there was a new instructable existing in my account I was a little bit in shock.  Don't get me wrong - but my profile feels like my "private" spot on the site. It's a messy place with lot's of weird draft ideas and unfinished instructables. (I would have tidied up if I'd expected guests...) Of course I surmised admins and staff somehow would be able to enter this place - but I feel a little invaded as it actually happened.   -- I think there are several possibilities to avoid this irritating moment: -The translator could write a PM before starting the translation. Just to inform the author about there is soon going to be another version of one of your ibles. (This might be a little bit more "paperwork" but could also save the translator some time. There is a chance an author speaks another language and would be able to do the translation him/herself...) - The translator (or the instructables robot) could send a PM to the author when the translation is published to inform him/her about the new ible. (I'm a sucker for those "your instructable was featured" mails - a "your instructable was translated" mail would make me happy and would help me to forget about the girl's cave invasion)  INSPECTION: - I can't say anything about the quality of the translation since I don't speak spanish - but it seems to me the translator was pretty meticulous on his/her job: the wikipedia links in the instructable are "translated" as well and link now (as far as possible) to the spanish wikipedia. That's thoughtful and I really appreciate it! (It's a funny thing that, although I can't actually read this instructable, it still feels like "mine".) SUGGESTION: I think it wouldn't hurt if the translator adds a very last sentence to the translated instructable like " this instructable was translated by XY" There are several advantages to this info: - There would be given some credit to the translator - The people writing comments wouldn't be confused about the combination of a perfectly written instructable and google translated comment replies... I have no clue who translated my ible. I think it would be awesome if the translator had a instructables profile. I would like to thank this person!  So this is my feedback, might it be useful... (Woho! I'm exited about the translation! This is übercool! Thank you! )

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"I Knew You Were Trouble": The Joseph Ducreux Translation

Here is another Joseph Ducreux translation! This one is a parody of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble." You can find the original lyrics here. If you haven't already seen it, check out my Joseph Ducreux version of "Call Me Maybe." I Recognized You As Problematic At a distant point in history, A trio of oversights previous, I was framed within the boundaries of your crosshairs. You orchestrated a situation in which, save yourself, I was isolated from others. You discovered my location. You discovered my location. You discovered my location. I suppose our relationship lacked meaningfulness to you, And I suppose this attracted me, And when it happened that I became lovestruck, You removed yourself from our current arrangement, Abandoning me, Abandoning me, Abandoning me. And he has long since disappeared, Even when we were first acquainted. And I have come to the conclusion that I bear the blame for this. For I recognized you as problematic upon your ambulation into the chamber. Thus, may disgrace be bestowed upon me at this time. Our relationship transported me to territories previously undiscovered, Until you discarded me. I recognized you as problematic upon your ambulation into the chamber. Thus, may disgrace be bestowed upon me at this time. Our relationship transported me to territories previously undiscovered, Now I am reclining uncomfortably upon the frigid, overly firm earth. True, True, Discord, discord, discord. True, True, Discord, discord, discord. No amends will be made. He will never witness your weeping. Delude yourself by imagining That he is unaware that he is the catalyst For your subaqueous asphyxiation. Your subaqueous asphyxiation. Your subaqueous asphyxiation. And I discovered that you have abandoned our relationship entirely. I have acquired this knowledge from rumors murmured about the thoroughfare, A new tally upon your breeches strap Is the whole of what I will ever amount to from your point of view. And it is at last obvious to me. And it is at last obvious to me. And it is at last obvious to me. And he had long since disappeared, Even when when we were first acquainted. And I have come to the conclusion that I am the victim of the prank. I recognized you as problematic upon your ambulation into the chamber. Thus, may disgrace be bestowed upon me at this time. Our relationship transported me to territories previously undiscovered, Until you discarded me. I recognized you as problematic upon your ambulation into the chamber. Thus, may disgrace be bestowed upon me at this time. Our relationship transported me to territories previously undiscovered, Now I am reclining uncomfortably upon the frigid, overly firm earth. True, True, Discord, discord, discord. True, True, Discord, discord, discord. At the time when your most melancholy trepidation Insidiously invades your mind That you never felt true affection towards myself, her, or anything. Quite. I recognized you as problematic upon your ambulation into the chamber. Thus, may disgrace be bestowed upon me at this time. Our relationship transported me to territories previously undiscovered, Until you discarded me. I recognized you as problematic upon your ambulation into the chamber. Thus, may disgrace be bestowed upon me at this time. Our relationship transported me to territories previously undiscovered, Now I am reclining uncomfortably upon the frigid, overly firm earth. True, True, Discord, discord, discord. True, True, Discord, discord, discord. I recognized you as problematic upon your ambulation into the chamber. Discord, discord, discord. I recognized you as problematic upon your ambulation into the chamber. Discord, discord, discord!

Topic by Plo Koon 


Hydrophobic music, dubstep windchimes, Smash Smash Revolution and etc @ Knox Makers Build Night w/ MaKey MaKey!

Wow, what a month at Knox Makers! We were absolutely invaded by MaKey MaKeys at our hackerspace all throughout January. To start us off, we released a freebie project a little early to help out members and guests get some ideas, to drum up local support for our events, and to offer a fun + easy starter project for the other spaces participating: Oversized Music Chest This ended up getting featured in Electronics! It leaves a lot of room to add extra components and tote the MaKey MaKey around, and we turned ours into a musical advertisement for our first Build Night, a mystery hack night about music. Mystery Hack Night: Music! What a blast! Talk about a weird time.. One family brought a theremin and a circuit bending kit for kids; another group brought an amp and speakers, a suitcase of effect pedals and circuit bent instruments, and a 4 channel mixer; we had a random component table for open hacking; an acoustic and broken ukulele was converted into an electronic instrument; we had painters painting music instrument for the MaKey MaKey with conductive paint; there was a table with our hydrophobic drum pad, bananas, an eggplant, flowers, and a grappling hook all controlling a set of browser based drums through the MaKey MaKey; we had members hooking up tactile buttons and levers to MaKey MaKeys; and we closed with the weirdest jam session this side of Alpha Centauri with all the things playing all the sounds at the same time. Mystery Hack Night: Video Game Controllers! This was a fun night, and we had a few new people show up. We tinkered with a platformer adventure game called Fancy Pants Adventure, where we assigned each person one button. At one point, the whole table was controlling the game's protagonist. Somehow, we made it pretty far into the game, considering. A few people commented that this type of exercise seemed like a really useful team building exercise, so we might look at creating some tutorials with this in mind. We also had individuals and small groups testing out their own inventions and games, again revisiting concepts like conductive ink or simple conductive objects. A two person team tinkered around with some simple fighting games that only use one button for each player, there were people playing Tetris and other games with their inventions, and we again offered a random hack table with an assortment of items and components to rummage through. MaKey MaKey Build Night I: When MaKeys Attack.. We had a nice turnout for this event. This was an introduction to the basic concept behind MaKey MaKey, how to remap the beta v1.2 boards using the web remapper, different applications that make a MaKey MaKey naturally awesome to use, and a few sample projects. We opened up the floor to open hacking, and that day our Adafruit group buy had just come in. We were able to add to the random hack table some awesome components, such as: male/male and female/female jumper wires, various diffused LEDs, slow and fast cycling LEDs, conductive thread, flat LED panels, sewable LEDs, tactile buttons, and other items. We wrapped up and one of our newest members stayed late to craft a thin copper wire into a flat copper instrument using a mallet. He ended up using a breadboard with the MaKey MaKey and Wolfram software to write his own music program. As with our other Build Night events this month, we also had people working on side projects in the background which added to the creative energy of the room. For this event, one of our members tested out a Gocupi that managed to draw Rear Admiral Grace Hopper and Albert Einstein on the whiteboard in dry erase marker using continuous lines. MaKey MaKey Build Night II: Big Projects! We had a decent turnout for this event, but mostly the attendees were there for their own big projects unrelated to MaKey MaKey. We got a few MaKey MaKey projects in around good company, though. We had members working on a large geodesic Airolite boat, someone showed up to work on their 3D printer and print out their first scale model of a scanned person, our Facilities Director was able to get some critical inventory done, a couple members mounted new shelves that had been donated that day, and one member's daughter wanted to play around with hydrophobics. We also were able to get electronic musical wind chimes made that work very nicely with the MaKey MaKey, and the same member who tinkered with Wolfram software at the prior event made more progress on some of his own MaKey MaKey ideas. MaKey MaKey Build Night III: Advanced Reprogramming! This was one of the build nights I was most excited about, and we had a nice turnout. We walked members through reprogramming the older MaKey MaKeys using the MaKey MaKey sketch for Arduino IDE. We bested Windows and its infernal resistance to unsigned 3rd party drivers, and we advanced onward. We looked at basic reprogramming of the settings.h key bindings, and we also looked at other Arduino programming such as delay, Keyboard.print, Keyboard.press, Keyboard.release, and some other concepts. A father team duo that are also involved in a local high school robotics club showed up and schooled us a little on Arduino with some tricks they had up their sleeves, another father son duo showed up to experience the MaKey MaKey for the first time together and it seemed to blow their minds, and we talked about the new web remapping tool for the beta v1.2 boards. Mad Science Bingo For one of our educational outreach events, we attended hijacked bingo night at a local senior citizen community center. We let everyone have their bingo fun without interruption, but as bingo concluded we invaded with a MaKey MaKey, our hydrophobic drum pad, fruits and veggies, and some flowers. The senior citizens loved it and have invited us back. At one point, we had three participants record themselves singing into a Scratch program that we mapped to the flowers. The room erupted with laughter when the community center manager went to touch the flowers and they sang at her in her patrons' voices. She even lent her voice to be recorded, which sent the room into mad howls. We also made a chain of about dozen people between ground and the triggers. We didn't really invent anything unique here, but it was a fun bonus event for the community center patrons. We ended up tinkering around a little with hydrophobics and electronics. So far after all our events, we ended up with a few more Build Night projects: Hydrophobic Drum Pad (featured in Science and then Homepaged!) annoy friends with this party game: Wonky Pong Smash Smash Revolution ... black acrylic, conductive paint, and conductive thread Electronic Windchimes sewable Cardboard Feet DDR (featured in Video Games!) We've also set out our MaKey MaKey kits for space use now that our January Build Nights are over with. We have a few members with projects they are still working on at the space, a few projects that are still being documented to upload to Instructables, and a few people batting around their own ideas. If we come up with anything else, we'll be sure and update. A couple "lessons learned" here: Random hack tables are awesome. But.. if they are too chaotic and without the right presentation, these can be intimidating to beginners that may want more direction. Multiple Build Nights rule! But.. it is probably best not to hijack every Saturday of a shared workspace like a hackerspace. This could have been orchestrated a little better (my fault). Overall, this was a blast to participate in. Thanks to Joylabz and Instructables! PS.. with two features and one homepage, that gave us 1 and a half years of Pro. One got used, but we're giving away the remaining year of Pro and 3 months of Pro. The bounty: quick connect projects for MaKey MaKey. Ends 3/1 EST. You know what to do..

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Halloween: Angel Wings, Werewolf Costume, Jack-o-Lanterns

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Oct. 26, 2007 Welcome back! Our favorite holiday of the year is almost here and we're celebrating with a special newsletter! Here are some great Instructables to provide some inspiration for our DIY Halloween 2007 Contest. Be sure to take some photos or video of your creepy creations and enter to win some awesome prizes, including a trip to Maker Faire 2008! For those who are in the Bay Area in California, come by our Halloween Costume Ball tomorrow night! We want to see your costume! And for those who are near Boston, check out the Show & Tell at MITERSnext Friday, November 2. So what are you waiting for? Check out these Instructables and get started! How to make a pair of Angel Wings In this Instructable I will explain how to make a pair of wings which could be used to dress up as an angel, bird, or anything else with feathered wings!posted by T0BY on Oct 23, 2007 Realistic Werewolf Costume Create your own werewolf costume! Moving jaw, padded body, lots of fur!posted by missmonster on Oct 20, 2007 How to convert an old swingset into a guillotine prop for Halloween Reuse an old pile of lumber that used to be a wooden swing set for a nice prop for Halloween.posted by Strapped-4-Cache on Oct 14, 2007 Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving! I've been doing these skulls for several years, but recently I got the idea that I could make a whole skeleton out of pumpkins.posted by mcraghead on Aug 21, 2007 Over $5,000 in prizes! How to Apply Elf Ears Want elf ears on your head? Then show this Instructable to a friend because you can't put them on yourself!posted by jforbess on Oct 12, 2007 How to make a cardboard costume helmet Helmets are usually one of the hardest and most expensive parts to make for a cool Halloween costume so here's a simple method using cardboard.posted by Honus on Oct 4, 2006 DIY Girl Pirate Costume HOW-TO Do you feel that the Girl Pirate Costumes you find in the stores are too expensive and not original? Well, make your own!posted by threadbanger on Oct 25, 2007 Solid-state Halloween controller and how to build a Haunted House Halloween is my favorite holiday, so every year I create some sort of a haunted house - all for the neighborhood kids, of course!posted by ewilhelm on Oct 1, 2006 Pirate Cannon - A working replica of a naval cannon that fires pneumatically Halloween has been a pirate theme around here for a while. I had the sword, I had the treasure chest, I needed a cannon. posted by Part Time Chef.com on Nov 4, 2006 Special FX: Almost-free Squirting Blood Effect This instructable will show you how to make a Swiffer WetJet mop into a sweet squirting blood effect. posted by that_one_guy on Jun 23, 2007 Tips for Halloween pumpkin pictures Carving a Jack-O-Lantern is fun, taking loving pictures of the spooky glowing face is even more fun. posted by ewilhelm on Oct 31, 2007 Win a free trip to Maker Faire 2008! Laser Vortex Use a laser pointer, small motor, and a mirror to create an effect similar to what you might see at Halloween Horror Nights but on a smaller scale and much cheaper.posted by mever on Oct 18, 2006 Be a Ghostbuster for Halloween! This is an over-the-top costume, but come Halloween it is oh sooo worth it. People go absolutely flippin' nuts when they see the whole getup.posted by Honus on Oct 4, 2006 Realistic Wound FX In this following you will see how to make a simple, yet realistic and reusable, latex wound effect on a tight budget. posted by Pull and Twist on Jul 17, 2007 Biohazard beer barrel A cheap and easy cooler that belches fog into your party. posted by zieak on Nov 1, 2006 T-Rex Rooftopper Make your own roof explode with this gigantic invader. posted by hirerob on Oct 31, 2006 Nazgul Mask for $15-20 This is a quick, 2-hour project I pieced together for one of my students who requested a Nazgul King mask for a production he was working on. posted by Drakz on Oct 27, 2006 How to build a Five Foot Tall Jacob's ladder This classic climbing arc completes any mad scientist's dungeon. Don't touch the electrodes: they're at 12 kV! posted by ewilhelm on Dec 13, 2005 Travelling Mexican Wrestling Ring If you're dressed as a wrestler, you need to wrestle. And if you need to wrestle, you need a ring to wrestle in. posted by rachel on Nov 19, 2006 Now go build something spookily awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

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Dragon Samurai Preview

Hi! I've been writing a story for about a month now and decided togive you all a sneak peak. I will be posting the whole thing once it's done. I will be trying to include some pictures as well. I hope you enjoy it! Here's the first Chapter: DRAGON SAMURAI Chapter 1 The ninja I woke with a start to the sounds of bells and shouts ringing in my ears. I jumped out of my futon and ran to the window. It was a dark and cloudy day. I saw a large crowd swarming towards the Emperor’s palace. Thousands of peasants and merchants were slowly surrounding the palace. Shouts drowned the sound of birds flapping away from the roaring crowd. I quickly changed into my kimono and ran downstairs without making my futon (my mother was going to kill me when I got back) and ran outside ignoring what my mother was saying. I followed the crowd and ran into my friend Hiroshi. “Good morning, Ryu,” he said. “Good morning Hiroshi,” I said. “Do you know what the commotion is about?” “All I know is that it has something to do with the Emperor.” “What would the Emperor do at this time in the morning?” “I have no idea.” If I remember right the Emperor is the kind of guy who stays in bed until eleven in the morning. Just try and imagine a tall puny man who only knows how to govern an empire who needs body guards at all times. If you can imagine that you probably have a good idea of what the Emperor looks like. The only time I’ve actually seen him is when he came for a walk through town but even then he was completely surrounded by guards. The reason I knew so much about the Emperor is because my uncle was one of his personal servants. Hiroshi and I continued to follow the crowd and the palace was coming into sight. Its beautiful building was surrounded by a large stone wall to keep out intruders. The roofs of the pagoda could barely be seen over the wall. Hiroshi pushed forward through the crowd. We eventually got to the front of the palace gates and Hiroshi had cleared a nice amount of room for us. I smiled. His name may mean generous but he wasn’t very generous when it came to giving space. I could hear the crowd around me mumbling to each other. Some said the palace was invaded overnight. Others said that the Emperor would declare the heir to the throne. After several minutes the doors creaked open and the Emperor’s representative slipped out the door with a very serious expression on his face. Questions exploded but the representative just stood there calmly waiting for the crowd to quiet down. Hiroshi nudged me in the ribs. “I vote we go and get noodles after the announcement,” he said. “Always thinking with your stomach aren’t you?” I said. We both giggled while the crowd settled down. The representative opened his mouth to speak. Now the next few seconds were the slowest of my entire life! The representative carefully mouthed the words “The Emperor has been kidnapped.” A gasp arose from the whole crowd. No sooner had he uttered the words than a shuriken (a ninja star) embedded itself in his chest. Everyone looked straight down at the dying man but I looked in the opposite direction. Where the Shuriken had come from stood a dark figure on the rooftop. He caught my eye and we stared at each other for what seemed like forever. Then he turned and darted off into the horizon. It was a ninja! That scary moment when our eyes met I saw something familiar in the figure’s eyes. He must have been at least fifty metres away from where I stood but I couldn’t help noticing something familiar in those eyes. I couldn’t identify what it was but I decided not to think about it at the moment. I stared at the man with blood seeping from his robes. He lay motionless while his heart slowly failed. As I stared into the eyes of the dying man, a chill ran down my spine. Hiroshi turned to me with a perplexed expression. The guards surrounded the man and pushed everyone back. The crowd slowly abandoned the palace gates and we eventually left as well. As we walked back down the road I noticed a man walking towards the palace. We locked eyes and I suddenly knew who he was. He was a Samurai.

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