Maker

Hi Everyone,  Not too sure if this is the right forum for this, so apologies if not! We're a small startup based in the UK that's looking to make Edtech products to push engineering and making skills to 12+ (and big kids too!). We've got a prototype device called the Carduino (http://www.cardino.co.uk) but need a little feedback on it from the making community - if any of you could fill in our 2 minute survey, it would make us very happy! Plus, you could win an early version of your very very own. Here's the link! : https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X3YF6PF XXXX   

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Call for Makers for Maker Faire

Entries are now being accepted for the bay area Maker Faire that will be happening on May 3-4 in San Mateo. This is an awesome event and we'll be there to represent, but we'd love to see some of you guys show off your cool ideas as well. You have until March 12 for entries. If you want to show off what you can bring in person, there are tryouts on Feb. 17 at the Exploratorium.Here are a few suggested topics: - Things Made From Recycled Items - Making Musical Instruments - 3D Printers and CNC Milling - Textile Arts - Home Automation - Rockets - Ham Radio - Puzzles, Games and Toys - Cars (hot rods, custom vans, electric vehicles) - Airplanes and Aeronautics (models, etc) - Biology/Biotech - Chemistry - Food Makers - Model Trains and Planes - Green Tech - Sewing and Felting - Kites - Old Farm or Garden Equipment (Tractors, etc.) - Temporary Structures (Tents, Domes, etc.) - Unusual Tools or Machines - How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.) Call for Makers

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Revenge of the Maker

This one made the rounds a couple days ago, but in case you missed it...

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Maker as business

I have a question that has been bugging me.  is it unethical to open a business that caters to makers? I have a million and one hobbies and some of them run along with my work studies and i was just wondering if its been done to just open up a shop where people can get together to build projects together, or to sell items that are made as a business. it would seem to be a good idea from my perspective and seems to help all.   

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Game Maker

Game Maker Programming console disscusion forum

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Maker Faire:NC

Maker Faire:NC is coming on April 25, 2010!  The event will be held in Durham, NC.  Come one, come all! www.makerfairenc.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maker-Faire-NC/161886479756 www.twitter.com/makerfairenc

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Makers in Baltimore

Really, there must be some Makers in Baltimore. It can't be as boring as I've found it to be. Anyone out there doing anything interesting?

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Snow maker

Awsome site! Hi everyone I'm new here.... I had hoped to fine some info on a homemade snow machine/maker. Any ideas? Thanks B

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cain makers?

I am looking for someon to make a reproduction doctor's medicine cane? Thanks Jack

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Makers in England!?

Hey! I'm going to the United Kingdom and I wanna meet all the hep cats hanging out and building things! Where should I go, and what should I absolutely go see? Maker-wise. *

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Makers sought

I'm a book editor based in the UK and am seeking a maker to construct a large (ie 4 ft or larger) balloon/inflatable/dirigible and to provide instructional how-to for a book project (the end result needs to be photograph-able). Fee is payable, but time is tight - need help within the next two to three weeks. Can e-mail reply if it's easier than posting - mail@scollins.demon.co.uk.

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Ask A Maker

If you've found your way here via Ask A Maker … welcome to Instructables! The first 20 commenters will be sent a free 3 Month Pro Membership code.  It’ll be sent to your Instructables inbox. If you’re already part of the Instructables community … we invite you to check out the Ask A Maker video series. Playlist How to Create a Feature-Worthy Instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Feature-Worthy-Instructable/ Ask A Maker - Instructables - Panel Members Waylight Creations - Ryan Bitters ► Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC38CQXaEkI4k_sQCIZOJJ0Q ► Instructables - https://www.instructables.com/member/waylightcreate/ Bryan Bales ► Channel - https://www.youtube.com/BALES5000 ► Instructables - https://www.instructables.com/member/-BALES-/ James Jacob ► Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/shogun21jimi ► Instructables - https://www.instructables.com/member/shogun21Jimi/ Michael Lawing ► Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBiW0_QzrsS3vZdCjAitQA ► Instructables - https://www.instructables.com/member/mlawing/

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Noise Maker

What makes this thing tick, is it the black dot in the pic and if so where can a person by this or at least make it louder on 9volts.  http://news.webshots.com/photo/2227393080102250713YfmCLm

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Vacuum Maker? Answered

For my sleeping pad. It's a thin, around one inch one. I would like to have something to just suck out all the air when I'm done.

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Makers Wanted

Proper Television is looking for Makers to star in a new TV series. If selected for the show, you will enter a series of build competitions, including making things such as: -Modifying a lawnmower into a 70mph drag racer -Designing catapults to hurl pumpkins across football fields -Constructing Rube Goldberg machines -Building human-powered submarines Our goal is to find multifaceted individuals with aptitude in numerous fields pertinent to these sorts of projects. People with experience in things like engineering, electronics, physics, welding, pyrotechnics, construction, engines and industrial design—these are the sorts we’re looking to get in touch with. Does this sound like you? What about someone you know? Let us know, we'd love to hear from you! Email Jesse at jesse@propertelevision.com Thanks! Jesse

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Maker milestones?

What are some tools you've acquired or things you've learned that have shaped your maker ways? Yesterday my first dress form came in the mail, and this morning Jace and I took my measurements and I set it up. Now I have an accurate representation of myself. :D I'm really excited. I'm making a mermaid costume this year for halloween, and now I can really get started! Plus, I've been wanting to sew my own clothes forever and this will help me! As far as other milestones for me: - Inheriting my gramma's fabric stash and sewing tools - buying my first Wusthof knife - buying my first set of pots and pans - a really nice stainless steel Cuisinart set - been using them now for six years! - investing in a hand saw! (And subsequently sawing the legs off my old craft table to make us a really nice coffee table.)

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maker freecycle?

Would anybody be interested in joining a gorup dedicated to helping you find the tools or parts your looking for, free, donated to you by someone whose done with it? it might be too much to ask you to part with your stuff, we all have our attachments to out junk, but if your not doing anything with it, maybe someone else can. And you never know; maybe they will create the trends of the future with your blender... i will create one if there are some possitive responses...

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Maker's License?

I have a few Instructables I'm working on - none posted yet - but i'm debating on what would be the best licensing...On the simple project, I'm going to go with the Creative Commons (attribution, share-alike) license.The other project is a different creature - I'm looking at creating a general purpose widget - then others can adapt the widget to their specific use. To get others involved in adapting the widget, i would start a contest here and offer a prize to the best adapted (or 'remixed') widget.Here's the dilemma that haunts me a little...1) A man or women that is 17 years old adapts the widget to fulfill a need that many people can use. Everyone is happy. Then, 6 months later, their adapted widget is being sold at the local hardware store. Great! Except that the Maker isn't getting any kind of design fee for the commercial product - and could have used that money to help with their college expenses...2) A man or women that is 67 years old adapts the widget that becomes the 'must have' item for seniors. This time it's being sold on QVC and being promoted in AARP magazine. Great! Except that the Maker isn't getting any kind of design fee for the commercial product - and could have used that money to help with health expenses...As for me - i'm looking at only attribution for the general purpose widget and waive any kind of design fee for commercial use for myself...BUT -If someone designs and makes an adaptive widget that really takes off - then i would like them to get credit and at least reap a little fiscal reward for their blood, sweat, and tears that they put into it if it takes off as a huge commercial success.Again - just attribution for me (it's a general purpose widget!) - the thoughtfulness in making comes from adapting it to a specific use - it's fun - but it takes work too.When i get ready to post - I was thinking of a...Makers License 1) Attribution, share alike, I waive any and all commercial fees for the general purpose widget2) Remix Fee: a) Remix Makers fee: You can build a Remix Design for yourself - however - if you intend to sell the remix to others then a remix fee applies. The remix fee to the author is limited to $1.00 per item you sell. Contact Author for fee arrangement before selling.OR b) Remix Maker waives all fees.I don't know - am i over thinking this?Any help, advice, or suggestions - Please Post!Thank You,-MM

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Maker Course

So -  I'd like what basically amounts to a course of things you can make in an evening, starting from near scratch in tools, materials, and skills, gradually building up to established in tools, materials and skills. The format would simply be an ordered list of things to make, each of which take an afternoon, that when you've built them all you've built some cool stuff and learned to make stuff. More importantly, that you really can "just make something". I think that I can order the list, but I don't really know good things to put on it... Is this making sense? The idea started when I realized that I could, in fact, just go make that thing I thought of a while ago, and that maybe there's something in my head that makes me think I can't "just make things". So - what if I got up every day and said, "I can!" - and then followed through by doing something I didn't think I could just get up and do? That would be awesome! Alright - now, what could those things be? Prominently - made things. And that means (among a few other places...) Instructables! So - post things that take an evening to make, and what kind of skills, tools and materials they take, and then we'll worry about putting them into a course-like-order PS - Suggest tags, or a better place in the forums? PPS - Or I just didn't pick good search terms looking for this, it already exists, and here's a link....?

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A Maker's Musician!

I'm not hugely into music, but I have just come across Seasick Steve (after an appearance on Top Gear!). The CD of I started Out With Nothing and I Still Got Most of it Left arrived in the mail this morning, and is now playing on my Zen, filed next to Walter Trout. I am gobsmacked. This man has been playing this stuff all my life, and I only just find out?  That's forty years of enjoyment I have missed out on! Not only is he, frankly, amazing, but he'd fit right in here, because he makes and modifies his own instruments : From wikipedia: As well as an electric guitar and self electrified acoustic guitar, Wold owns (and plays) several obscure and personalised instruments, including: The Three-String Trance Wonder - This is a normal guitar that resembles a Fender Coronado, but with only three strings. It has an old Harmony pickup added (with duct tape) and is tuned to G, G and B using an E string in the A position, a D in the G position and a G in the B position. At his gigs, he often tells the story that he bought it for $75 in this condition in Como, Mississippi from a man named Sherman, who later told him he only paid $25 for it the day before. Wold vowed never to add another string, and that he would tour the world telling his story of how Sherman ripped him off. All in good fun as Sherman Cooper is a good buddy, who gave him the guitar having had it nailed to the wall as a decoration. A lot of the time he also adds (while picking up or putting away the guitar) that it is the "...biggest piece of [poo] in the world, I swear". The One-Stringed Diddley Bow - This is a one stringed string instrument played with a slide (He uses an old screwdriver for this purpose). It consists of a 2 foot long 2x4, with a semi-loose piece of broom wire nailed to it at both ends. It was made especially for him by James 'Super Chikan' Johnson. The 'MDM' (Mississippi Drum Machine) - A small wooden box that is stomped upon, providing percussion. It is decorated with a Mississippi motorcycle license plate ("MC33583"), and a small piece of carpet. Roland Cube Amplifier - Placed on a chair to his left and set to the 'tweed' setting. The Morris Minor Guitar - When on the TV show Top Gear, presenter Jeremy Clarkson commented that Steve's car history of over 100 cars included a Morris Minor. Steve then produced a 4-string guitar that his friend had made out of two old hub caps from the Minor joined back-to-back, playing it a little in the episode. Why are still reading this?  Go, listen to it.  Now.

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Call to makers - Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Hi All, Thought this might be of interest to those of you in the UK... particularly those in the south east. Brighton Mini Maker Faire is approaching and the call for makers has gone out: http://www.makerfairebrighton.com/call-to-makers-2012/ If you're a maker and you're interested in doing your thing at Brighton Mini Maker Faire, you've got until June 20th to apply. Of course you don't have to be a maker to go... The event its self will be on September 8th @ the Corn Exchange in Brighton if you fancy popping along. Save the date! Look forward to seeing you there! Get in touch via: Email – info@makerfairebrighton.com Twitter – @MakerFaireBTN

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Maker Faire UK!

Maker Faire is crossing the pond and will be landing in the UK! It will be happening on March 14-15 during the Newcastle ScienceFest which runs from March 6-15. After three years Maker Faire is going international!No word on whether there's an open call for makers to go and demonstrate their own creations just yet. Maker Faire UK

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American Maker Tomorrow

Just a reminder to go check out the [American Maker Event] in Chicago tomorrow. It promises to be a lot of fun and it has been announced that it will be hosted by the venerable Mister Jalopy. Also, be sure to say hi to Bilal! who will be silk screening pancakes, showing off his homemade laser cutter and handing out some Instructables robot stickers.(check back here for event pictures)

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Maker Faire on the BBC

The title says it all. Go here.  Read it.  Follow links. (I didn't see any Instructables T-shirts in the videos...)

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Sale at the Maker Shed

The Maker Shed, the store part of Make Magazine, is having a big sale on over 100 items. In gearing up for the upcoming Maker Faire (May 30 & 31!) they need to clear out some of the old stock. Items are up to 75% off.As for myself, I'll probably be getting a LED Clock Kit. I've had an idea for a modification for one of those for ages. Also looking good are the telekinetic pen and the poinewood derby kit for $1. Make Blowout Sale

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Solar Ice Maker

Tried hunting through the 'ables, and also hunted for it elsewhere. Has anyone done an Instructable on making a Solar Ice Maker? And if not, will anyone do it? I've got some ideas for trying to use it as part of a home cooling unit, but I don't know how to make it yet. Thus, modifying it seems kind of out of the question. Thanks for any help in advance.

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Maker Faire This Weekend!

Is anyone going to be even close to Austin this weekend? If so, drop by our booth and say "hi" on Saturday or Sunday. We'd love to talk to you and give you some stickers. Our stuff is already heading out on a big ol' truck, but Canida and I will be heading out later this week to see what Austin, Texas has to offer and bask in the Texas atmosphere. Hope to see you there.

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London Maker Spaces

Hi all, I recently moved from the Bay Area to London and I'm looking for a maker space. I've been deliriously happy using Techshop since it opened in San Francisco and I'm curious where you London makers work! I'm loving this new city - just looking for a place to get covered in saw dust and use a laser cutter to really feel at home :-) Cheers, acoens

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Maker Faire Africa

Maker Faire Africa! need I say more?http://makerfaireafrica.com/August 13-15, in Accra, Ghana. I'd love to go to this...It's being put on by Afrigadget with the full support of Make MagazineIf you can't go but think this is a fantastic idea, they're looking for sponsors. If that's a bit more than you can handle, they are also accepting donations through PayPal (button on the front page of MakerFaireAfrica.com).

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2009 Maker Faire

Our presentation booth details for this year's Bay Area Maker Faire has just arrived and all of us here at Instructables are revved up and rearing to go. We are especially excited that Radioactive_Legos has decided to show off his 48V Electric Bike at our booth; it was a runner-up in the Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest. If you have an awesome project that you have posted to Instructables and would like the chance to show it off without getting your own booth (having your own booth is awesome, but a hefty time commitment - sometimes it's nice to be able to see the Maker Faire!), contact noahw and let him know! We'll probably have room for your project at the Instructables booth, and we'd love to showcase as many cool user projects as we can.Also! Even though this year's Maker Faire is only now two months away, you still another 10 days to sign up for your very own presentation booth. Sign up at the official Maker Faire website.Whether you're coming to present your work or gawk, we look forward to seeing you!... and for those of you on the east coast or in the UK, we have you in our hearts ;-)

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Current at Maker Faire

I'm sure you know that the Maker Faire is next weekend... and all of us at Current.com and Current TV are excited to share with you that we are going to be there! If you are going, please drop by our booth and introduce yourself (you can find us at booth #217-X). We'll have a very special DIY treat to share with you, and a full set of computers if you need a place to blog from (and for those of you interested in embarking in the wild world of vlogging, we'll have webcams too!) If you aren't going to the Maker Faire, then feel free to visit us at http://current.com/topics/32970052_maker_faire If there is something that you are just dying to learn more about or get a closer look at, we have a team of people on the ground with cameras in hand who can be your eyes and ears for you. Just email your questions on the above mentioned page, or email Leah at llamb@current.com. Videocan not parse options from: classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="400" height="400">, {width:425, height:350} And by all means, feel free to introduce you and your DIY blog by clipping your blog comments to the http://current.com/topics/32970052_maker_faire You make all sorts of things. We want to hear about it. PeaceAda

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DIY icecream maker

I'm new to working with gears so I need some help with setting up the gears. I have an idea that I could use a an old welder tank of some kind, cut down to size to fit inside a wooden barrel with screws to hold it in place while churning I got at an estate sale and use copper pipes cut in half length wise as the dashers. What I need to know is what kind of gears I should get for the ice cream maker and where to buy it and how to mount it. Also I'm planning on using normal lead free sodering to hold the churner togeter but am wondering if it will crack with the temp in the ice cream.

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Maker Fair Detroit

There are some people (myself included), that have never been to a Maker Fair. I'm am planning on going to the one in Detroit, but I though it would be nice for all of you people who have been there before to help us newbies out. Here are some questions that would be good to answer, and feel free to add any more information (all is welcome!). Thanks guys! 1.) What can I expect? i.e. what/who will be there, how big is it, ect. 2.) If you have been there, what are your favorite things to see? 3.) Anything else fun to do in Detroit, or good restaurants? 4.) Are any of you fellow instructablers going?

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Maker Faire NC

So there's a Maker Faire in North Carolina on April 25.  Check it out Who's going? Who's getting a booth? What are the odds of Instructables showing up for this one? =]

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Maker Faire, Denver

May  3 + 4, 2014  at the National Western complex http://denvermakerfaire.com/ I'll be doing a live demo of my -ible "monkey hunter"  all weekend, and a speech about this build, and making in general on Saturday, 2pm. Some of the other madscientists will have robots, including autonomous ones, and a pedal powered excercise-bike-air-gun. Lots of other makers, too!         Dan

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Instructables at the Maker Faire!

Here you go! We spent two days talking to hundreds, maybe thousands of people about the site. We were amazed at how many people had heard of us, and used it regularly, but never quite got round to joining. We were proud of the number of other Makers who were members of Instructables. We were pleasantly surprised by people presenting crafts they had learned from instructables, and were telling others about the site. We met the very nice people from Sugru.  We met the slightly manic folk from various Hackerspaces.  We met the dedicated folk from SciCast.  There were people knitting neurons, soldering badges, hacking the Kinect, battling robots, playing tennis on bicycles, controlling fire with sound, playing music with Tesla coils, building an electric Mini, chasing small children with wheelie bins, performing the thermite reaction in their bare hands, building a temporary home from "Sold" signs. Hannah wrote an Instructable. There were automata, robots, ancient computers, amazing materials, musicians, artists, crafters, and hackers. There was a giant cardboard spider, a self-balancing skateboard from this site, a water-cooled armchair, a fire-breathing dragon, 3d printers printing 3d printers, and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people all interested in Making Cool Stuff. Have a look at the photos - the image-notes are still buggy, so if there's one you don't understand, just ask. Oh, and the members we know we met were... Spartacus. Insomniac. XenonJohn (and his self-balancing skateboard!) Aidy22475. Sweavo. Oopstudios (I don't think I spelled that correctly) Spikeuk. Podling. JamJarcollective (I could have watched their ball-coasters all day...) Greensteam. We probably met more than that - if I missed you off the list, please let me know! The first of the videos...  

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Maker Shorts Ideas

Hey guys. I have an idea, but I wanted to include you guys in it. I have created the Maker Shorts. Now I am only one guy, therefore I have limited ideas. But I believe that it has potential to be greater, and to have many more items. So I turn to you, the good people of Instructables. If you have any ideas then please tell me. Keep in mind that there are certain things that I wanted to include but did not have on hand at the time, so I did not list them just so you guys could bounce more ideas of one another. So thanks in advance for any ideas that you guys give me ! Remember never give up, it's okay to ask for help, and just have fun ! The Shorts include the following: - Flashlight w/ hip attachment - Swiss Army Knife  -Paracord Key Chain w/ knife and flint striker - Altoids can w/ some string and a tealight candle - Chap stick - Note pad w/ pencil - Sandpaper - Waterproof container w/ survival straws  - AOL Survival Kit w/ knife, compass, snare wire, fire starter, emergency blanket, fishing gear, sewing kit, cordage, safety pins, flashlight, whistle, and flint striker Also here is a direct link:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Maker-Shorts/ Sincerely,  Street-Wise Irish 

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Game Maker Game

Here is an AWSOME gmae i made with game maker :)

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Instructables at Maker Faire!

Instructables will be at the Autodesk booth at the San Mateo Maker Faire! Anyone going?

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Is there a banner for I'bles that will be at Maker?

I will be presenting weaving conductive cloth at SF Maker.Is there a banner that can be place on the I'ble for this specific project?thanks,Lynne

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Windows Movie Maker

Anyone know how to put a watermark on the bottom corner of a video using windows movie maker

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maker space website

What are the requirements for the maker space website(used to register a team)? would a facebook page work?

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Hey, gun-makers...

'Nuff said.

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Makers from Africa

Hi there I'm from Zambia and I've been on Instructables for about 2 years now. I don't come across many other makers here even though I know there are maker communities in Africa. Just wondering where you guys are. If you're a maker from Africa or know any here could you please post a profile link. Would love to get to know as many as I can.

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Maker Faire UK

Advanced notice: Looks like a Maker Faire will be held at the Newcastle Science Fair on the 13/14th March 2010. Anyone thinking that far in advance, and wants to meet up post in here. We've already booked a hotel for the night.

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Maker Space Arizona

I live in Arizona and was wondering if anyone else that lives here would like to build a maker space. A Maker space is a workshop where people meet up to work on projects together. It's a place with tools that can be used whenever you please for only the cost of a membership each month. So what do you say? : )

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Condom Electricity Maker

Can anyone say if, or how this works?

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A simple decision maker

Hi    i am a very confusing guy and cant take decision easily so want to create a simple decision maker which helps to make decision whether to do or not

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Homemade Snow Maker

This is my homemade snow maker. I came up with the design and built it completely on my own and it works fantastic. This video is how much snow it made in about a minute at marginal snowmaking temperatures. Tell me what you think and rate 5!

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Makers in Northwest Arkansas

Hello all I am trying to organizing some makers , hacker, and tinkers that live the in northwest Arkansas. I would like to start some meetups and eventually start a makerspace.  If interested check out this

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