Art Gallery

Hi  just went down to the Steve McCurry: Retrospective show in Birmingham i was blown away with his creativity and photography. Just wondered whether any one else had gone?  If not please check out this link to see his stufff! http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/photoblog/2010/07/steve_mccurry_retrospective.html Amazing

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


Robots Are Art Show

In the Bay Area and like robots? Check out the Robots Are Art show!The opening for this event has already passed, but you can still catch the show for another two weeks.The Float CenterPhone: 510.535.1702Hours:Tues-Sat 10-10Sun/Mon By Appt.Location:Float Center1091 Calcot Place #116Oakland, CAThe show runs through Jan 17th, 2008.

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


Interactive Art Gallery Installation

Hi, I have an exhibition at the arts centre that I work at and one element of it incorporates music. Currently we have a CD player on loop, and this is frustrating some of the staff who have to listen to it all day.... so, the scenario I want is for member of general public to walk into gallery, when they get to the appropriate section they push a button which will play the CD, it would play the track then stop. If they (or another person) wanted to start from the top again, they either wait til the end or press the button again. (Or another option could be a motion sensor which, 'plays' the CD.... obviously it can't start from the top each time it detects motion! ) any thoughts ladies and gents?

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


Want to exhibit your work? Gallery spaces availabe

At Hopkinson Gallery in Nottingham we have some fantastic Gallery spaces available for anyone who wants to have thier work displayed. Prices range from £40-£100 for 10 days depending on where you would like your work displayed. We have spaces now until Christmas and in the New Year. If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested please email kerenyoung@ntlworld.com to arrange a meeting and a discussion involving your art work. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing what art work you can bring to this exciting space. The address for the Gallery is 21 Station street, Nottingham, NG2 3AJ Hopkinson Gallery is part of The Art Organisation (TOA) group which shows concern for the regeneration  of derelict property and the support of the arts and the education in art for the benefit of the community

Topic by kez245 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Stan Lee art tribute full of great images

There's a pretty awesome show going on at Gallery1988: LA right now with artists applying their own visual styles to characters from the Stan Lee universe. There is some amazing stuff here and the gallery's own link has tons of images to scan through.Check it out here.See also i am 8-bit.via BoingBoing

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


Applied Kinetic Arts Show

What: Applied Kinetic Arts Show mechanical/electrical/industrialWhen: Opening reception is Friday, November 21st, from 6-8pm. Normal gallery hours are M-F 1-5pm. Show runs November 21st through January 23rd.Where: Y2Y Gallery at 251 Balboa Street, San Francisco,CA 94118Featured Artists:Nemo Gould Instructables memberChristopher Palmer Mark Galt Benjamin Cowden Reuben Margolin

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


Recycled Ticket Art

Japan takes reusing materials to the next level: a 10 x 7 mural, entirely out of old Metro tickets. Just goes to show that you can always find a use for things a second time around (or maybe a third, fourth, you name it).LinkIf you like this mural, it's not the first of its kind. In 2007, employees of a Japanese department store created their own art gallery out of Metro tickets. Check it out here

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


Make It Yourself... Call For Existing Works

Cybersonica with Openlab Workshops and Manchester Art Gallery present: Make It Yourself www.cybersonica.org openlabworkshops.org www.manchestergalleries.org CALL FOR EXISTING WORKS Make It Yourself is an exhibition of inventive Arduino and DIY electronic-circuitry projects to accompany the major solo exhibition Recorders by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at Manchester Art Gallery between 18 September 2010 to 30 January 2011. See http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/exhibitions/index.php?itemID=73 for more information. A rapidly expanding community of people worldwide is taking advantage of new, cheaper technology and a growing pool of shared knowledge to make things for themselves – useful things, clever things, silly things, unique things. Make It Yourself is a ‘small but perfectly formed’ show of a handpicked half-dozen of these hand-made devices. We are now accepting submissions of existing Arduino and DIY electronic-circuitry projects from artists, hobbyists, hackers, DIY musicians and anyone interested in making things for themselves wishing to exhibit their work as part of Make It Yourself. We are looking for pieces that reveal and demonstrate: unique devices born out of imagination or happy accident how everyday artefacts actually work custom-made tools born out of a frustration that nothing else quite does the job modified consumer products that now do something their manufacturers never conceived of Overall we are looking for inventive projects that demonstrate a wide range of function and form, simplicity and complexity, humour and intent. We expect creators of selected works to provide a project ‘info pack’ of design schematics, component lists, code and step-by-step assembly instructions. Deadline: Monday, 13 September 2010 Notification: Friday 17 September 2010 Download: application PDF available for download from www.cybersonica.org

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


That cute Instructables Robot... is there a gallery of him somewhere?

I've seen him sawing wood, roasting marshmallows, etc. Is there possibly a gallery of his/her pictures somewhere?

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


Is there an affordable diy way to make old fashioned slides from a jpeg file? Answered

I have a small non-profit network of galleries www.the-average-home.net but it is getting so expensive to have the slides made. I need help or it will stop.

Question by arne hendriks 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a way to use magnets to hang paintings?

We have a small gallery and would like to find a way to use rare earth magnets to hang the art. I'm guessing a sheet of metal behind drywall and magnets with hooks on them. I just don't know if this would be strong enough to hold them in place. :-/

Question by philthylabwrk 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Strange Mutations

Artist FilthyLuker has been making some fantastic installations. These tentacles are over the top and bring to mind some octopus invasion. Meanwhile, the other pics show that just adding a couple of eyes can make any object much more fascinating. FilthyLuker's galleryvia Wooster Collective

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


Is there an affordable way to take old fashioned slides from a jpeg file? Answered

I have a small non-profit network of galleries www.the-average-home.net but it is getting so expensive to have the slides made. I need help or it will stop.

Question by arne hendriks 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Tattoos and Body Art Festival

Motorcycle Show Babes: Motorcycle Review , Motorcycle Wallpapers , Motorcycle Specification , Motorcycle Models , Motorcycle Modification , Suzuki Motorcycle , Yamaha Motorcycle... Bike Show Babes: Motorcycle Show Babe Poster. Motorcycle Show Babe Wallpaper. Motorcycle Show Babe Hot Pose. Motorcycle Show Babe Picture. Hot beautiful girls: The indian girls r too much beautiful as well as hot.I”ll be very happy if any indian girl wants to pass a nigght with me in any hotel. Top Auto Show Girls: This beauty of nature and the glowing faces gives you a real fresh day and calmness and peace in your mind View more Gorgeous and Hot Girls Beautiful Portraits Of Angelina Jolie: where you will find daily links to free galleries of beautiful girls! Weddings Designs: We get tons of requests to do follow-up shoots with the hot girls we've....

Topic by alex4king 8 years ago


Multiple Circuits to one power source

I am working on finalizing a circuit bent sculpture I've done for my undergrad thesis. I have three circuit bent items, each with it's own battery source within the sculpture. Here is my dilemma: normally I plug in the batteries when I show it to someone, then promptly take them out, but for my gallery show, the sculpture will be turned on for an extended period of time each day, in my absence. What I would like to do is connect all circuits to one battery source or AC power. After that I can add a switch so that the gallery attendant can turn in on/off as needed. I am looking for any tips on how to do this. As of now, one runs on a 4-AA pack, one on a 2-AA pack, and the last on a 9-volt. Adding these together I am getting 18V(?) and I have an old laptop adaptor that has an output of 18.5 volts. I have a video of the piece functioning if anyone is interested. Thanks for your help (in advance).

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


Kris Kuksi

Are any of you familiar with the artist Kris Kuksi? I had the fortune to see some of his work in person at a gallery...incredibly intricate. I'm pretty sure he's making off of this using a 3D printer: http://kuksi.com/

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


Denizens of San Francisco - Coolest Art-Space Ever

Heya,My girlfriend just told me about The Frankenart Mart. It's a communal art-space/store with a really unique business model. I don't know about you, but I think this is really a great and interesting idea. I hate to say this, but it's so... like... ::GASP:: .... Art Gallery 2.0Any which way, they're changing up the theme of the store next weekend and they are inviting people to drop off work (in case anyone is interested). I think I might drop something off.

Topic by randofo 11 years ago


Look who made his way in to my art...

ROBOT! I hope he sees this... I just finished a canvas for my pal Mohamed, it is his 16th birthday, and we all know homemade gifts are the best! I used a gallery style cotton canvas, KRINK (KR-INK), Spray paint (krylon) Decocolors, Prismacolors, India Ink, Oil paint, arcrylic paint, paper, stickers, sharpies, pencil crayons, oil stick (streaker) paper, and finally...glue I hope he likes it...

Topic by evy-wevy 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Autodesk: Art Residency of Generosity

I’ve had the good fortune to participate in many art scenes over the last 15 years. These range from making large-scale fire installations at Burning Man, in proto-hacker spaces (2001-2003), a rigorous MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004-2006), and a professional and international new media art career (2007-2012). What fuels my creativity is an ongoing quest for communities that support new modes of engagement: repurposing new technologies for art, encouraging others to make and asking why it is important for us not to simply be cultural consumers. I strongly believe we need ongoing DIY culture coupled with critical thinking to keep our society vibrant. In 2012, I took a break from my usual new media art practice of showing in museums and galleries. I felt like the art world — for a variety of reasons — was sequestered and wasn’t reaching as wide an audience as it could. A friend of mine forwarded me a job posting for a New Media Exhibit Developer at the Exploratorium. I applied for the job and got it. At this world-famous science museum, I learned about interfacing my art ideas to the public sphere. I worked with scientists around ideas of data visualization in Life Sciences. I designed exhibits that would last for the long-term rather than a 1 month exhibition. This changed my art practice so that I begin thinking about work that had a broad appeal: from school kids to the elderly, and above all else to value curiosity. After my fixed-term position at the Exploratorium was over, I began a residency at Autodesk, which intrigued me because it was my first artist residency in a corporate environment and they also had unbelievable resources. I expected to be in an amazing shop environment but also to be interacting with suit-and-tie corporate types. I certainly got the former but the Pier 9 environment surprised me. Everyone from the engineers to other artists to the marketing folks were curious about creative uses for 3D technologies could be used. Pier 9 was more a laboratory than a shop. With the Instructables-writing directive, it was also one where people shared their ideas rather than hoarded. Within my first week, I adjusted my expectations. The secret about Pier 9: It’s not about the tools but about the people. Yes, the water jet is amazing and I’ve fallen in love with 3D-printing, but more than anything there is a cross-section of smart and kind people, ranging from traditional artists, new media artists, various flavors of makers as well as engineers. Everyone has some sort of skill, ranging from drawing to fashion design to 3D modeling. No one knows everything. We all check our egos at the door. “What are you working on?” is the question we all ask one another. Each day, I’m surprised by someone’s ideas. The enthusiasm in the space is infectious. In those rare moments when I’m alone at Pier 9, I can gaze out the window at the Bay Bridge, where I feel connected to the rest of the world. I’ve been amazed by my co-resident’s projects ranging from the Playa-inspired costumes by Mikaela Holmes and futuristic fashion by Anouk Wipprecht to the playful work by Paolo Salvagione to the material experiments by Andreas Bastian. There are many more...too many to call out everyone. We work very, very hard. Yet, the environment is casual. When you have an problem there are people to help, and conversely, when someone is stuck on a project, I’ll drop whatever I’m doing to help them out. I never wear my headphones. Generosity fuels this community. There is no single type of artist that comes to this residency, which makes for intersecting circles. I’ve listened to many others. I’ve had to explain my conceptual practice. I’ve been (happily) forced to re-conceptualize my own artwork. I still don’t have the answers to my concerns about art-sequestering, but this is the right place for me to be. With this residency, I’ve found the path that I’ve been long searching for. Thank you. Scott Kildall

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


The winners for the Steal Public Art challenge have been announced!

The winners of 123D's Steal Public Art challenge have been chosen! Check out the winners - lots of great catches. :D (psssst - are you a winner? check your messages on the 123D Gallery to find out how to claim your prize!) Grand prize winner - they win a Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D Digital Camera and a 3D print! Newport Dragon by RTegelbeckers Runner up winners, listed in alphabetical order - they win a free 3D print! Frogner Park Oslo Norway by Wayne Trout Hercules 3 by Patrick Leschinski Hon Non Bo in San Diego by Jonathan Brady Love_Indiana by Aleksei Sebastiani marble bust by Boris Gunalli Pair Of Buddhist Monks by Liz neely Resting Lion by rushiraj parikh Statue of liberty by Andr Vellwock The Shaking Man by Daniel Moos Wood man with road by Jason Eaton (photos in the same order) And don't forget to check out everyone that entered! You can view the full gallery here.

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


DIGIFABULOUS 2014, Call to Artists for Juried DigiFab Exhibition

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

Topic by Anthony Kling 5 years ago


Does anyone have ideas for a DIY catering menu for a public reception at an art gallery?

Hi there, I'm having an exhibition next month and I have to do the catering myself.  I'm a good cook, and I can follow a recipe.  I'm hoping some of you out there may have some fun, funky and inexpensive ideas for offering my guests a few (3 tops) morsels (vegetarian options are preferred), and a cool beverage (non-alcoholic).  I'm open to themes or just out in left field.  Thanks for your help!

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


Call for Entry

Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver, Colorado, is pleased to invite national and international artists who incorporate digital fabrication methods such as 3D printing, Laser cutting/etching, Plasma cutting or CNC Routing in their art making, to submit work for a juried exhibit; DIGITAL DIMENSION. Please note that "digital fabrication" does NOT include such processes as digital print or gicleè. The exhibition will open August 29th and run through September 26th. To download the show prospectus and entry form, please go to: http://www.nizaknollgallery.com/call-for-entries.html

Topic by jenga55 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Kala Summer Youth Art Program 2015

Hone your child's creative energy at Camp Kala this summer! K-12 artists engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment. Days include a mix of studio time and outdoor exploration. Class sizes are small so everyone receives individual attention from Kala's fabulous teaching artists and assistants. This summer we offer a number of vibrant classes, from science-themed mixed-media to mold-making sculpture exploration for youngsters, as well as drawing and printmaking studios for high schoolers. Each week concludes with a celebration and gallery exhibition of artwork made throughout the week. Discover new creativity this summer at Camp Kala! Visit our website, kala.org/campkala, to explore class descriptions and find the week that's right for your child! Location: 2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-841-7000 ext 203 Email: jamila@kala.org Website: kala.org/campkala Dates: June 15 - July 31 Cost: Varies Hours: 9am-3pm Financial Aid: Available Ages: 6-9, 7-11, 9-12, 12-17 Early Enrollment Discount ends March 1st! Enroll now to save up to $50/week!

Topic by eauger 4 years ago


Hand-Car Regatta and Exposition of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders!!

The Hand-Car Regatta blends art and science into one gigantic experience of moving parts, sounds and people. The Hand-Car Regatta supports art as an experience by taking art out of the gallery, into a public space and incorporating science, math and human ingenuity. This free, all day event includes live music, public art, kinetic sculpture and local food and drink. The Hand-Car Regatta takes place on the railroad tracks and around Depot Park in Santa Rosa’s historic Railroad Square. Please contact Dr. Erasmus P. Kitty from the link at www.handcarregatta.com September 28, 2008 Santa Rosa, Ca

Topic by little green 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Happenings 1/10/08

There are some cool events happening in the Bay Area right now. Today we are highlighting hot dogs and re-purposed trash, but there is always plenty to go out do.Frankenart Drop-in Arterrarium Tonight there is a drop-in arterrarium at Frankenart Mart. What's an arterrarium? Well, as best as we can tell, it's an event where you make art with real live people and then add it to the show in the Frankenart gallery right before your very eyes! And what ties this whole operation together you may ask? Hot dogs of course.Thursday, January 10th, 2008 6 - 9pm515 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA415.221.2394Finders Keepers Gallery Opening Reception Creativity Explored artists turn trash into treasure in a new exhibition of sculptural works made from cast-off wood, metal, wire, and other found objects.Thursday, January 10, 2008, 7 - 9 pm3245 16th Street, San Francisco CAWe need your help!If there is an event that you think the Instructables community would be interested in your area let us know about it so we can put it on our Community Blog! First, create a forum post about it that let's people know what and where the event is, like the one I just made above, and then, once you've gotten in published in the forums, send me a PM letting me know it's up and that you want to add it to the Community Blog and I'll make it happen.

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


Motorcycle Cosy

Check out this fantastic thing, someone has knitted and crocheted a cosy for an entire motorcycle! Some of the pix are clearly from a gallery so this is obviously Art. It probably says a lot about the dichotomy of speed and slowness or metal and wool or the hardness of modernity vs the softness of your grandmother's afghans or something... Either way, how awesome is this! Robert, I want your bike. (I could not find these pix on equality.ws as they're watermarked... if anyone knows the original source please post it!)

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


Live in the Bay Area? Interactive art this weekend!

Alchemy is an event intended to bring all types of art forms together and make them accessible and fun to interact with and add your creative mark to - come play and design and craft and art it up with us! It's at -- CELLspace in San Francisco -- (2050 Bryant, @ 18th St, in the Mission) This Saturday -- April 26th -- from 9pm-2am. It's $15 and there will be a full bar available. The shows and stations that it will include: - a fashion show "Styles of Magic" by Missing Piece @ 10pm - a magic show "Phantoccino" by Keith Boudreau, showing 4 times over the night - an all-local Art Gallery curated by Will Chase Arts, half of which is priced under $100 - Alchemical Afforestation, an interactive steel sculpture by Shira Loa ---> you make the bark of the tree! - Digicrylic Mash-Up by Dangermarc and Ron Goldin ---> you draw on one side, they on another! - PyroCardium, a heartbeat-powered candelabra by False Profit Labs ---> try the stethoscope on! - Web of (de)Construction, a live textile piece by Medium Reality ---> become entangled in this web! - Identity Tapestry by Mary Corey March ---> see how your line of self lines up with others! - Flame Tree Building Workshop by False Profit Labs ---> make a fire sculpture! - Phoenix Aviary, a reactive video installation ---> dance and move, and see the flame-tastic results! - Writing Photos, an intersection of writing and photography ---> tell us a story that you see in the picture! - Altered Paintings, reworking thrift-store finds ---> that mountain scene needs an anime monster, don't you think? - Interactive Lights & Magnets... Photo Booth... Lego Robots... Origami... Knitting and more! check out www.false-profit.com/alchemy Hope to see you there! Here are some pictures from our last Flame Tree Building worskhop. Reply to this post if you are interested in signing up to learn how to build these propane flame effects.

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


Rock Chicks!

The Barbican's Curve Gallery has an exhibit that makes me smile, even though I haven't seen it in the flesh.  Or feathers; You walk in to a narrow, high-ceilinged white room filled with exotic Zebra Finches. They have lovely little cherry-red beaks and speckled feathers in all sorts of designs. Instead of bird tables, the room is furnished with electric guitars, basses and cymbals. Which the birds play. Yes, that’s right. They bounce around from one instrument to the next, in search of seed or fun. Birds playing a rock gig. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. The zebra finch giving Slash a run for his money Photo: PA Everyone in there is smiling like they’ve just smoked a bucket of marijuana. You can’t not. Standing inches away from these birds playing Les Paul guitars by Gibson is so completely surreal – well, I’m going back this weekend. Anybody fancy recreating it in their own aviary?  

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


Kala Art Institute Residency Program and Classes

Kala Art Institute is a great resource for artists offering residency programs and workshops. RESIDENCY PROGRAMS Artists in need of space and equipment for work in printmaking, photography, or digital media are encouraged to apply to Kala's residency program in one of two ways. The Artist-in-Residence Program provides accepted artists with 24-hour access to Kala’s Print Studio and Electronic Media Center. Established in 1974, Kala’s Artist-in-Residence program is geared towards providing short- and long-term communal studio space at low monthly rates to both emerging and established artists. The program has steadily grown to reach its current annual population of approximately seventy-five artists from the Bay Area and beyond. The Fellowship Award, an international competition, annually grants nine artists a cash award, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery, through a highly competitive jurying process. The Fellowship Award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala's specialized equipment. Many Fellowship winners transition to the Artist-in-Residence program at the conclusion of their Fellowship period in order to continue their work at Kala. CLASSES Kala offers some of the best printmaking and digital media classes in the Bay Area. Located in Berkeley, every year Kala offers the community close to one hundred classes in a wide range of techniques, utilizing the exceptional equipment available in our printmaking studio and electronic media center. The small, hands-on classes foster creative exchange with instructors and fellow students, and all of our instructors are exhibiting artists. We offer numerous classes combining digital and traditional printmaking in different ways. Choose a class that explores a new interest, or refines previous experience. Both beginners and advanced professional artists will find classes at appropriate skill levels, with detailed class descriptions, in Kala’s annual course catalog and on our website. The website has the most up-to-date class information. Private classes and tutoring sessions in many subjects are also available. Below is a link to our 2012 class calender: http://www.kala.org/class/class.html Carrie Hott Program Coordinator, Classes & Artist Residencies carrie@kala.org tel: 510-549-2977 ext. 303

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


CLEAR FILM that is archival, pigment inkjet compatible, and in of itself can be a final product? Is there such a thing?

Problem: I've been calling art stores as well as photography stores, paper stores, film manufacturers, printer companies -- nobody seems to know if there is such a thing as printing onto clear plastic film as a final product. Everyone says their products are meant for transferring or negatives etc. (I tried printing on non-coated Mylar D, and the ink just beads off.) goal: What I have been creating are art pieces on clear transfer film and selling them. I print on them, I paint on them, I apply reflective & dichroic materials on them, and layer them on top of each other; I manipulate the art pieces in every interesting way I possibly can. My collectors and potential clients want to be assured that my pieces will have a long lasting quality to them. I want to be able to give all of the correct information rather than "I don't know". my materials: I use a canon ipf8400 with archival fine art pigment inks. I just need a clear film that is also archival. Or something as close as possible to being the most durable, long lasting material available that is inkjet compatible. There has to be something out there? Or at least a protective clear spray or finish? I can't be the only one interested in creating artwork with transparent qualities? I have been using transfer film, 4ml thick. Does anyone have any tips at all to help me think in the right direction?  question: Is there such a thing as a Clear Film that is archival, pigment inkjet compatible, and in of itself can be a final product? Or what is the closest I can possibly get to that?

Question by LindsayR3 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Join the Flock

From the Simply Knitting blog: Eden Arts have launched a public art project that’s totally caught our imagination! The Cumbria-based organisation are inviting you to make pom-pom sheep to create a gigantic fuzzy flock – think Antony Gormley’s ‘Field for the British Isles’, only fluffier and more colourful! The aim is to raise awareness of the wonder of sheep’s wool while encouraging collaborative creativity, so make sure you use sheep's wool to make your pom-pom beasties, and invite as many people to join in as you can! To whet your appetite you can visit a flock of 125 of the sheep at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle, where they will remain till the end of 2011. Over the next few months they’re hoping to increase this number to several thousand! You can download full sheep-making instructions at www.jointheflock.co.uk (and I've attached them below as well).

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


NASA art contest - open to high school and college students

From NASA'S official website: "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration invites high school and college students from all areas of study to enter, including the arts, industrial design, architecture, computer design, and the fine arts. Students are asked to submit their work on the theme: Life and Work on the Moon. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with science and engineering students. Such collaboration is not required, but would help to ensure that the art is valid for the Moon’s harsh environment. Any full time student can enter, regardless of major or area of study.Entries will be accepted in three categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital, including video. Entries will be evaluated not only on their artistic qualities, but also on whether they depict a valid scenario. Prizes include awards and exhibit opportunities. Entries are due no later than April 15, 2009. Entries will be accepted in three major categories: two-dimensional, three dimensional and digital. Each category will have pre-determined size limits.All entries are due no later than April 15, 2009 for College entries and April 15, 2009 for High School entries.Cash prizes, certificates of achievement, and exhibit opportunities are planned.We expect that winners will be announced in May of 2009.All entries will initially be submitted digitally as 300 dpi jpeg images.An on-line gallery is planned for public viewing of the artwork.Winners will be asked to ship their work to NASA for exhibit purposes."So what are you waiting for?! As Eric would say, go make something awesome!

Topic by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Would it be possible for someone to edit this 3D file for me?

I'm not that good at 3D programs but I was wondering if someone could help me out here. I recently found a program called pepakura and it is amazing! Only problem is I want to make one of the Faceless masks from Pink Floyd's The Wall. I was going to use a preexisting file of the Borderlands Psycho Mask and was gonna use it as a sorta template and edit upon it to make the Wall mask well I just cant seem to findout how to edit it! Could someone please help me and make it I've been trying to make one of these things for literally years lol... your help would be a life saver... I've attached a picture of the mask I'm trying to make as well as a link to the pepakura site where in the gallery if you search Borderlands the Mask pepakura file you can use as a template will show up! Thanks again so so much! http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/

Topic by Teddyyyyybear 5 years ago


call for ideas and projects for a new publication

The Wild Pansy Press Book of Rainy Day Activities A Call for Works The Wild Pansy Press will be producing a publication in which a range of artists, designers, activists make concrete suggestions for new cultural activities in a Post-Credit-Crunch society, with an emphasis on the practical, the sustainable, the challenging and the subversive... The book will be a collection of templates, instructions and recipes which can be used to make or to generate Art works in the widest sense. The book will include some pieces about ideas raised by the projects as well as the "instructions" and templates, parts lists, supplier contacts, artists' information and plenty of visual material. Everything will be copyright-free and we will encourage readers to get back to us with their own ideas or adaptations of the pieces The book will be our contribution to the exhibition CRUNCHTIME: artists' responses to the global credit crisis and its timetable of associated events and will be available free at the main exhibition venue in York for the duration of the 8-day event in February 2010 and will then be on sale through various distributors, independent bookshops and galleries worldwide and from our own website. In addition, larger-format supporting items such as detailed plans, circuit diagrams and motivational posters will be also available as free downloads from the Wild Pansy site. The publication will be a squared-off A4 format (210 x 210 mm) and its design will reflect the contents. We are currently negotiating funding to cover the costs of making selected "prototypes" by contributors. So we invite you to submit your ideas, proposals and plans for things to make, things to perform, things to read, models for organisation, models for action, recipes for (avoiding) disaster, recipes for big dinners... to: info@wildpansypress.com www.wildpansypress.com

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


123D's first weekly challenge has begun - Steal Public Art

We've extended the challenge deadline! It's now ending August 5th, 2012. For more information and links to the Catch software and tutorials, please head over here. Head out and use 123D Catch to steal some interesting pieces of public art! What is Catch? It's free software that allows you to turn photos into 3D models. You can download it for PC, use the iPad app, or run it in your web browser. For more information about the software, please check out our youtube page for tutorials and demos! 1 grand prize winner will win a Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D Digital Camera and a print of their winning model! 20 runner up winners will win prints of their winning models! To enter, follow these steps: go out and get an excellent Catch of your favorite piece of public art upload your creation to the 123D gallery anytime between July 9th and August 5th, 2012 tag your model with "public art" and tell us a little about it! We love stories. For more information (including complete rules because those are very important!), explanation and inspiration, be sure to check out our official contest page! Please note: this contest is now open to residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia but excluding Puerto Rico), Canada (excluding the province of Quebec, Canada), United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, China, the Netherlands, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Norway, and Switzerland... though we would still love to see what everyone else can catch!

Topic by jessyratfink 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Blanx Customizable Action Figures

I was looking around Deviantart where I searched "custom action figures" to see what new was being posted in that area.  I came across a user who had pictures of this flesh-tone and gray colored action figure that lacked details.  When I read the description, I found out it was a new type of action figure called the Blanx Customizable Action Figure, which would allow people to come up with their own designs.  I'm not sure if anyone else has heard of it, but I figured I'd post the link here, as it may be useful to not just action figure modders, but for artists as well (in fact, according to the site, the Blanx Customizable Action Figure can be used as a sculpting armature, to which a couple of members in the user gallery have used this figure for).  http://www.gonativetoys.com/index.html

Topic by CB2001 7 years ago


ibles in a museum

You may or may not be aware that one of our members is actually a world-famous museum (it's real, I checked).The individual who actually produces the projects is Lao Jianhua - a real live artist-type-person.Anyhoo, what this ramble leads me up to is this;What Instructables projects would you put in a museum?Unrepeatable one-off projects, easily-copied classics and anywhere in between - what projects do you think should grace the galleries of a museum of modern art, design and lifestyle?Maybe you can think of a set of projects that logically go together, even if the connection is tenuous or surreal.V&A; Collections

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


Altered Barbie in San Francisco

It's time for another Altered Barbie exhibition in San Francisco - perhaps the best thing that's happened to Barbie since her introduction over 50 years ago. Here Barbie "breaks out of the mainstream American concept of beauty and social stigma. The new Altered Barbie metamorphoses and naturally blossoms into a diversity of attitude, social roles, politics, and culture expressed through the medium of art." If you've seen lavonnesbarbies at Maker Faire, you already have a good idea of what you're in for.  If not, check out the great gallery hosted at Altered Barbie and find out more about the upcoming exhibition!

Topic by scoochmaroo 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Be one of the Chicks! - Flyff Antilles' Star Wars Costume Contest - entry deadline Jan. 31th 2013!

Hey, costuming chicks, friends and fans, :-) just finished your Halloween costume and are thrilled by the recent big news of the Star Wars future that awaits us all in the next years? Or your girlfriend is loving to dress up as the ultimate Star Wars chick? Then I’ve just the right next challenge waiting for you: “Be one of the Chicks!” - What does that mean, you ask yourself? That means I’m hosting my own Costume Contest and you can be part of it! - What for? The winner will be featured as the model of an exclusive piece in my ongoing series “Imperial Recruitment 2″. As the winner you may choose the costume and motive you’re shown in – only Imperial costumes of course! ;-) - What you have to do? 1. Build one of the Chicks’ costumes seen in my artwork! * 2. Get some nice shots of you wearing it! 3. Send in those shots via email to flyff.antilles@googlemail.com till January 31th 2013! 4. Make all your friends and fans vote for you and your costume, once the voting phase has started in February 2013! Go, get your inspiration on my deviantART gallery! Good luck! * Only shots of costumes build after one of the girls in my ongoing series “Imperial Recruitment 2″ are eligible to participate in the contest! http://flyff-antilles.com/

Topic by FlyffAntilles 6 years ago


Christmas 'Present' exhibition and Christmas craft and Vintage fair Nottingham

I'd like to advertise two exciting events taking place in Nottingham, England at Hopkinson Gallery 21 Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3AJ The first event is a private viewing of the christmas present exhibition of contemporary Art, Craft and Design from local anad regional artists and designers. As well as an exhibition of photographs by the Nottingham flikr group. This event is taking place on Tue 30th November 7pm-10pm, admission is free and there will be live music, drinks and nibbles. The exhibition is alos open from now untill 24th Dec - Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 11am-5pm There is also a Christmas craft and vintage fair which will  have a wide variety of contemporary Art, Craft and Design from local designers as well as a selection of handpicked vintage and re-worked vintage products. Open on Sat 4th/11th/18th Dec 11am-5pm So come along, say hi and you never know, you may find that perfect christmas present you've been looking for

Topic by kez245 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Handmade Nation Film

Buying local for many means buying handmade objects that are designed and fabricated with ingenuity, grit and love. Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that imbue traditional handiwork techniques with a punky do-it-yourself ethos informed by modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. The film explores the burgeoning art community of indie crafters that is fueled by creativity, determination and networking. First-time director Faythe Levine traveled the U.S. to capture the tight-knit community, conducting interviews in the studios and homes of noted and independent artists. Levine also details how Web sites, blogs and online stores have spurred a once underground movement and how crafts have expanded to connect with the greater public through boutiques, galleries and fairs.Following the screening there will be a discussion with Lisa Congdon, owner of retailer Rare Device; Derek Fagerstrom, Craft and DIY Co-editor at design*sponge and co-owner of The Curiosity Shoppe; Natalie Zee Drieu, Senior Editor of Craft magazine; and Stephanie Syjuco, fine artist and professor.Selling their work will be the following artists and vendors: Dutch Door Press, Diana Fayt, Cara Lyndon, Miss Natalie, Mittenmaker, Nous Savons, Sharon Spain, Woolly Hoodwinks, Zum, The Curiosity Shoppe, Little Otsu, Needles & Pens and Rare Device.March 11, 2009, 7:30 pmMezzanine, San Francisco, CAPhotographed by Micaela O'Herlihy. (65 min)Tickets are $8 for SFFS members and $12 for non-membersHandmade Nation San Francisco Film Society

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


director coach outlet online

To protect show the city has higher profile than off the project as primarily ningbo intangible cultural heritage demonstrated center. The center on June 7, 2008 world heritage day celebration, located in yinzhou area should be under the village streets west of the ancient village bay, beautiful scenery, elegant environment, use the ancient village west of of primitive simplicity elegant traditional building, will the bay tourist culture and the testament mulberry traditional culture, and the combination of colliding promote each other, coordinating development. Protection exhibition center on ningbo city range about more than 60 have higher popularity and influence the programs, page display, visual illustration and field sales. Protection show center is located in a traditional siheyuan inside, indoor display surface by approximately 2200 square, outdoor available area is 1000 square, of medium professional exhibition hall, divided into sequence hall, a layer of exhibition hall, 2 hall and outdoor interact area four parts. Sequence hall to the form of layout is introduced, showcase ningbo city within the scope of the national, provincial, municipal gave the project, a layer, second floor for crafts exhibition hall hall, ZhuJin paint woodcarving, elder Mosaic, the paper-cut, root, about 30 items on display in this, outdoor interactive area is for the demo project activities sites, a stage. (2) have yinzhou district main intangible cultural heritage project of ningbo (yinzhou) museum. The museum is located in yinzhou district government south side, cover an area of 60 mu, with a total construction area of 27000 square meters, invest 250 million, 5 December, 2008 officially opening, the central, provincial and other leaders DuoCi visit the museum, the library intangible cultural heritage project elder Mosaic, ZhuJin paint woodcarving, such as gold and silver has open special exhibition hall. (3) to protect national the testament ZhuJin list show mainly paint woodcarving ZhuJin paint woodcarving gallery of art. The museum is located in the beautiful scenery of the yinfeng our lucky HengXi town south, covers an area of 8 acres, the total investment of 1000 yuan, exhibition since Ming and qing dynasties to today's ZhuJin paint woodcarving collection, the art of more than 1000 pieces. ZhuJin paint woodcarving art museum director Chen is GaiHong state-level non-material cultural heritage representative inheritance.http://www.coachoutletonlineshopping.net

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


Dorkbot Anglia 30th June 2011 - brief report, and an announcement.

It was a very pleasant evening, once I got parked (a lot of Bury St Edmund's car parks close early).  Only about two dozen people came to hear the speakers, but many more would have been cramped in the main room of the small gallery.  Bowls of snacks were out, along with a small "bar" (a table of bottled beers, available for a donation to the evening).  Unfortunately, whilst I remembered to take a notebook, I forgot to take my camera... Sitting with a beer, surrounded by Art and listening to enthusiastic Makers in the company of like-minded folk.  Mmmmmmm. Smith's Row curator, Rosie Grieve, kicked off the evening with an outline of how and why she ended up offering to host Dorkbot and arrange speakers for the event. The second speaker, and the main highlight for me, was Fraser Reich of Kore Technologies, showing off his mass spectrometer in a briefcase.  It's not a brand-new technology by any means (the machine he brought had been under constant vacuum for eleven years), but I am old enough to remember when samples had to be sent to dedicated buildings, and results came back days later, and Fraser's enthusiasm for the machine (it's largely his baby) was a joy to listen to, as he did a live test of the air in the room (benzene! toluene! silicone!) and the vapours given off by an orange, turning out useful results in only ten seconds. The third speaker, Lee Patterson, is a sound artist who works with recordings made "in the wild".  He attaches cheap piezoelectric microphones (so beloved of makers of cheap electric guitars) to street furniture, or makes his own hydrophones and records the lives of invertebrates and event weeds in the urban ponds of his native Manchester (MP3 files available here).  He talked us through his work, and also gave a live performance of nuts and seeds burning, attached directly to two of his microphones - the sound was... weird.  It sounded like tunnel-traffic, trains and room full of over-boiling kettles.  Although Fraser was the better speaker, Lee inspired in me more ideas for future projects.  I took notes. The final speaker, Anton Woodward, talked us through his work on stage automation - the sort of bespoke-built devices that fly actors through the air, lift scenery out of the stage, and don't quite drop chandeliers on the audience (yes, that was his).  He took us through a brief history of stage automation, from the early days when each motor had to be controlled by hand, live, by an operator as well-rehearsed as the actors, to modern systems that can automatically throw tonnes of equipment around the theatre with hundreds of motors, all under computer control, and showed us video of the kit in action.  His work includes Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, and he has now moved into screenwork in Bollywood and  X Men: First Class (he created the mechanics of Banshee's flight sequences, which involved hanging the actor stationary in a harness, then shooting the camera towards his face at 40mph...). A very enjoyable evening, I shall continue to get to Dorkbot Anglia events whenever I can. ------------------------------------- For future notice, the event was compered by John Bowers of the Curiosity Collective, who have a show coming up in Ipswich soon, an exhibition of "interactive curiosities" with the general theme of "time". I don't know if I'll get to that one, but if I do, I'll definitely take my camera...

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


Something from Nothing: Films on Design & Architecture

If you're interested in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' TechnoCRAFT exhibition, you might also want to know about the design film series we're hosting this summer.  See below for more information. SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: FILMS ON DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Sundays, Jul 11 thru Sep 5, 2 pm In conjunction with our TechnoCRAFT gallery exhibition, we present these eight matinee screenings, covering not only design, but architecture, motion graphics and craft. Sun, Jul 11, 2 pm Refrigerator Fetish: Vintage Industrial Design Films We kick off the series with a selection of funny, bizarre, and maybe even educational vintage product design films, from the 1920s forward. Examining the sensuality of the fridge, the rhapsody of the pencil and the mysterious polishing of unknowable objects, this promises to be a one-of-a-kind day at the movies. Presented live by film archivist Dennis Nyback. Sun, Jul 18, 2 pm Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio By Sam Wainwright Douglas Citizen Architect chronicles the work of the late activist architect Samuel Mockbee, and his radical educational program known as the Rural Studio. The program teaches students about the social responsibilities of architecture and charges them to provide original and inspirational homes and buildings (mostly from salvaged materials) in rural west Alabama, one of the poorest communities in the country (2010, 60 min, digital video). Preceded by the short Robin Hood Gardens (Or Every Brutalist Structure For Itself) by Martin Ginestie (2010, 17 min, digital video) Sun, Jul 25, 2 pm wow+flutter Assembled by onedotzero, the London-based cutting-edge new media group, this compilation program showcases the most progressive and unpredictable work in motion graphics and short-form media. Fresh talent and celebrated masters alike strive to expand, blur and explode traditional notions of what future moving images could be as a playground for creative expression. (2009, 70 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 1, 2 pm The Greening of Southie By Ian Cheney This incisive new documentary is set in the traditionally Irish-American working-class neighborhood of South Boston, where a new kind of building is taking shape. From wheatboard cabinetry to recycled steel, bamboo flooring to dual-flush toilets, the Macallen building is a leader in the emerging field of environmentally friendly design. But Boston's steel-toed union workers aren't sure they like it. And when things start to go wrong, the young development team gets a little more than they bargained for. A film about building the city of tomorrow…today. (2008, 72 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 15, 2 pm Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner By Murray Grigor John Lautner was the Southern California architect. Even if his name isn’t familiar, you have likely seen pictures of some of his most famous works, such as the space-age “Chemosphere,” the octagonal house on a hill, which has become a Los Angeles landmark. Lautner believed that the purpose of architecture is to create timeless, free, joyous spaces for all activities in life. Infinite Space traces the lifelong quest of a man to create “architecture that has no beginning and no end.” (2009, 90 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 22, 2 pm Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect By Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library, and the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto are working examples of his visionary theories about architecture and urban society. An engaging portrait of the man and his work, the film takes us to the heart of his ideas. Koolhaas has stated "it's the only film about me that I have liked." (2008, 97 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 29, 2 pm The Visual Language of Herbert Matter By Reto Caduff SPECIAL SNEAK PREVIEW! A revealing look at the life story of a highly influential mid-century modern design master. Known as a quintessential designer's designer, Swiss-born Herbert Matter is largely credited with expanding the use of photography as a design tool and bringing the semantics of fine art into the realm of applied arts. Through never-before-seen footage, personal photography and stunning graphic design, the film explores the social and cultural impact of his personal visual language that influenced a generation of designers and artists. (2010, digital video) Sun, Sep 5, 2 pm Handmade Nation By Faythe Levine This charmingly low-fi film documents the contemporary crafting community. These artists, crafters and designers marry historical techniques, punk and D.I.Y ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, and politics. (2009, 65 min, digital video) Where: Something from Nothing: Films on Design & Architecture – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – YBCA Screening Room Public Info: 415-978-2787 or ybca.org $8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers & YBCA members Enjoy same-day gallery admission for all YBCA presented films!

Topic by YBCA 8 years ago


Need Ideas For Collapsible Lightbox For SECRET Engagement Idea :)

So, I've been dating a wonderful girl for a while now and in the relatively near future I would like to pop the question. I have a clear idea of how I'd like to do it but need some expert crafter advice to pull it off. My idea is a fairly innocuous guerrilla art installation which was inspired by the Banksy paintings he surreptitiously installed in museums. I want to surprise my lady by taking her to a museum and having an accomplice quickly deploy my idea in gallery for us to "stumble upon". My idea is for a lightbox, suspended from a tripod. The illuminated box will have pictures of us on all six sides and the top will open and the ring will be inside. I've made simple decoupaged cardboard lightboxes before, but this time it needs to be something collapsible which will fit in a messenger bag or something similar. My current thinking is to have the six sides of the box be plexiglass squares attached to one another with hinges. The sides would all be hinged to the bottom center piece. The front and two sides would then fold up to make the front and sides of the box. The rear piece would be two lengths of plexiglass attached to fold up and over making the back and the lid of the box (see very rough sketch below for my idea of how the pieces would be hinged). What I'm looking for is suggestions on: What materials to use for the box itself and types of hinges (is plexiglass/lexan a good idea?) and how to attach the hinges to the box (glue?) A way to make the sides all stay up once they are folded into place (I was thinking perhaps loops on each side piece you could slide a small dowel through or something) And anything else you might want to suggest. Again the goal is to be able to bring this thing in without attracting attention, assemble it very rapidly, and be able to break it down quickly once everything is done. If I can pull all this off I'll document the process and post it here. Ideas?

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


Vulcan Flies!

The last air-worthy Avro Vulcan Bomber is flying again!After seven million GBP, and countless hours of work, XH558 is again in the air, and has completed weeks of tests and trials, and her crew are anxiously waiting for the permit to fly.This is wonderful news, and genuinely emotional. Vulcan is an absolutely beautiful aircraft, and I was privileged to be present at almost her last flight near Manchester well over a decade ago.I have no idea what preceded Vulcan in the airshow, because all the time the preceding act was show, Vulcan was flying in a holding pattern over the Pennine hills. Whatever was flying in front of me, all I and many of the crowd had eyes for was this shark-like presence circling on the horizon, like a predator haunting a reef.When she came closer for her actual show, it was one of the few times I have gotten genuinely emotional over a machine. Her grace, power, lines...I'm even getting a lump in my throat as I type.It is one of the highlights of my life to have been there when the Vulcan crew, believing she was about to be pensioned off forever, broke air-show rules and flew over the crowd, at low altitude, with full afterburners on.It was the loudest sound I have ever heard, explosions included. My ears actually shut down. As she went over, I screamed and shouted with sheer joy, and I could not hear a noise I made!After she passed, as hearing slowly returned, I realised that it was still noisy - every single car alarm was sounding, triggered by the noise of Vulcan's passing. There were a lot of cars.It's been years since then, and it still stands clear in an otherwise patchy memory.I am literally bouncing at the idea that I might get to see her in the air again.UnfortunatelyBut there's a hitch. They've spent millions already, but they need more. Simple day-to-day maintenance costs, plus the rising price of fuel, mean that it will cost upwards of 50,000GBP per month to keep XH558 in the air. That's a lot.I don't normally do things like this, it's close to genuine spam, but I'm asking you all a favour. As Makers, lovers of the art of machinery, I'm asking you to contribute.Donations should be sent to VTST, Bruntingthorpe Airfield, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 5QS, United Kingdom, or by ‘phone to (44)116 247 8145, or online at http://www.vulcantothesky.com .If you don't fancy sending cash, you could buy something from their shop.Donation web pageThat's it, folks - begging over.

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


(newsletter) Hidden USB Storage, Skype Phone, Make a Tent...

Oct 9, 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 DIY Halloween Contest has launched! We've partnered with some of your favorite websites to bring you the biggest and best Halloween contest ever -- and we've got tons of great prizes to give away. Show us your best costumes, treats, gadgets, jack-o-lanterns, and more! Enter your food or kitchen-gadget hack into the Hungry Scientist Contest and win your choice of a Kitchen Aid mixer, a super nice knife set, or a Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Cook Set. Help us with your answers for our Burning Questions and win a cool prize pack!The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest still needs your eggs! Take an egg (real or fake) and decorate it inside and out in homage to the classic Fabergé style. You can win a Sonos music system, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City!Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something awesome in our office! October 23: Halloween open build night. Hidden USB Storage by stonehenge360 Climbing Halloween Skeletons by mckeephoto Design and Build a Recycled Tent by bentm Motion Activated Spider from Ace by StumpChunkman Tons and tons of spooky andamazing prizes!Last weekend to enter! Low Cost Hobby Servo XY Table by CarlS Breakable Tombstone by ZogCast The Egg of Time - Fabergépunk by gmjhowe Brew Hard Cider from Scratch by actsofsubterfuge French Toast Recipe by mikeasaurus Art Nouveau Iris Emu Egg Shell by bbstudio Homemade Jam, the French Way by My House Boutique Alien Egg for Face Hugger by kristylynn84 Win some sweet tools for yourkitchen with a food hack! 10 Instructables covering basicskills to advanced techniques Turn a dead cell phone into a "SkypeCell" by JFDuval How to clean a hardshell gourd by indeepknit Ghost Shoes by fungus amungus Colored noodles, for eating! by caturday_projects 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  |  last reply 10 years ago


Green Science Fair Winners

Instructables and Discover Magazine are happy to announce the winners of the Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest!We asked you to show us some great green ideas and you responded with a flood of them. Over 200 Instructables were submitted over the past few weeks and tons of useful information has been put out there to help others with their own green projects. You are all an inspiration, truly.Thank you for putting so much time and effort into these Instructables. As always, we wish we had more prizes to give out. Now, on with the winners! First 10 Entries For jumping into the contest early, the authors of these Instructables will receive a Discover Magazine t-shirt. Ways to be green How to get FREE 9 Volt Batteries Recycle plastic grocery bags into Loons! Tips on how to improve gas mileage All-Natural Incense Burner Science Fair Display Board How to recycle an old sweater How to Boycott the Bottle Easy Seed Starter Supercharged Lemon Runners-UpThe authors of these Instructables will each receive a copy of 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything, a book from the Editors at Discover magazine. Mini Wooden Portable Compost Bin How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycle How to Make an Easy Inverted Planter £5 Japanese lamp from recycled materials Trickle charging auto-switching LED helmet Make your own plastic tote bag from recycled plastic bags From old Tourist Map to Gift Bag How to Make A Solar Powered Fan! solar lawn mower How To Smell Pollutants Third Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Eton FR150 Microlink, a Solar-Powered, Crank-powered Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger. Cheap solar tracker Organic planting pots from newspapers Bike Generator Recycled Denim Shopping Bag The Green Pail Retained Heat Cooker Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a Sansa Express 1GB MP3 player, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. Solar Powered Trike Urban Homestead Garden (squarefoot gardening abridged) First Prize The author of this Instructable will receive a Celestron Skyscout that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more. Plus Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. Make Your Own Biodiesel Processor Thank you to all of our judges for helping to choose the winners. Colin Bulthaup (CTO of Potenco, co-founder Squid Labs)Christy Canida (Instructables)Stephen Cass (Senior Editor at Discover Magazine) Saul Griffith (President of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs, MacArthur Fellow) Corwin Hardham (CTO of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs)Jeremy Jacquot (treehugger.com, USC student in environmental sciences) Tom Kostigen (co-author of The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time)Ed Lewis (Instructables)Corey Powell (Executive Editor at Discover Magazine) Sarah Richardson (Senior Editor at Discover Magazine) Gemma Shusterman (Media Lab grad, Juror for the 2008 SIGGRAPH art gallery)Tyghe Trimble (News Editor at Discover Magazine)Eric Wilhelm (Instructables, co-founder Squid Labs) Daniel Wilson (Roboticist, author of How to Build a Robot Army) Laura Wright (Senior Editor of On Earth Magazine, published by the Natural Resources Defense Council)

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


World Maker Faire 2013 NYC

Sad pup eh? Me too. World Maker Faire 2013 in New York City. I am dissapoint. Only noteable for us is trying out the augmented reality system by Jeri Ellsworth. Instructables did not represent. Autodesk did not represent Instructables. @carlbass The assimilation is complete. #SADROBOT #NOSHIRT. We went to Maker Faire today, I took along Caitlin and her two school buddies.  I knew to input the GPS the coordinates of the offsite parking lot entrance where you get the shuttle bus to the actual Faire entrance. 10 clams at the door. Driving around the park is like GTA. They seemed to have the parking lot better organized with more people to direct cars to open spots and the efficient school bus lady who counted off groups of people to load the buses as soon as they pulled in. I suggest more speed bumps/potholes and sharper turns for the bus drivers to negotiate.  Entry was quick and simple with preprinted tickets - still that extra surcharge for getting them online though.  It was a pleasant surprise that there were some vendors giving out free food samples today.  An applesauce in a resealable space-food pouch and an iced tea drink. On the return trip, the shuttle bus driver begged you not to leave behind litter like those green applesauce pouches and kids.  Which by the way, all in good to set up recycling stations to throw out trash, but why not mark the one for trash, trash, soiled paper cups were thrown in the paper because the one I think for trash had a big list of other things and not trash.  Food vendors seem to have been spread out on the periphery of the grounds so they don't create that big logjam in the center to impede flow to the rest of the areas of the fairground. Prices were still at tourist levels considering the captive audience. Not too many posted prices and if you have to ask, you can't afford it.  They did have some vendor kids throughout hawking cold drinks.  The Beer Garden seemed to be the centerpiece of the Faire.  The play/activity area geared for the younger/toddler set seemed to be expanded and set more apart from the more advanced maker stuff.  We did the inside tour first since it was nice weather to spend the rest of the day outside.  There was the esoteric mix of individual projects. Art and game machines from mounds of electronic discards. Projects and kits looking to launch on kickstarter. And the always hidden in the back room e-textile projects. The upper floor gallery room is always the best because it contains the light up projects, usually from NYU ITP. Jeri Ellsworth had a prototype of her augmented reality glasses.  An interesting project was having cross polarized glasses to see the image on a matched LCD display which no one else can see without the special glasses. One project used the light output from the laptop display to "burn" the secret message image onto one of those glow-in-the dark phosphor sheets. I'm not sure if the pancake-bot made it to the Faire this year. The performance space was closed off. I guess they couldn't book Arc Attack which was there first two years of World Maker Faire. No real Burning Man kind of stuff or major steampunkery. Outside, 3-D printers galore, everyone has one, way too crowded. Hackerspaces showing off their stuff. Giant tent if you want to line up to learn to solder. Coke/Mentos show late in the afternoon. Giant mousetrap show and circus aerial acrobat training rig going on. Giant tent if you want to make a stomp rocket that they shoot off with a compressor.Giant line too. Didn't the Disney imagineers tell them a zigzag snaking line is better for crowd control and keep the customers happy? Didn't see any quadcopters in the air.  Maybe all flights grounded with the recent local fatal accident with an R/C helicopter.  Some kind of go-kart racetrack. Usual stalls of handmade jewelry, t-shirts, soaps, candles, someone had a more detailed ugly doll. Guy with his found object stringed instruments played them well.  Maker Shed shop was the usual. Dark and expensive.  No real discount there. But it brings us back to this.  After what seemed like miles of walking around back and forth. I had to ask information if Autodesk had a booth presence at Maker Faire.  They said yes, back by the 3-D printer village tent.  I think we missed them going through the tent and found them on the outside end. The plywood hut sponsored by Sketchup didn't seem like where the Instructables people were. I was looking for the orange Instructable banner.  Looking to see there were no Robot shirts around, I asked the Autodesk people there, any Instructables people around? No, confused, do you work for Instructables? No, they are not part of my group. Jessy and Camille are not here and will be back soon.  Well, okay, maybe they sent Jessyratfink out as part of her Autodesk peer-recognition award. that would be cool to meet her, Caitlin thought the same, they sent Jessyratfink to Maker Faire?  We wander around to check out the other stuff and come back. Still no sign of Robot shirts.  I ask again and I get sent to a guy who I think is named Jesse.  I think he just happens to be in the Consumer Group who says the other guy Andy is more familiar with Instructables.  They thought they had a box of some instructables stuff, who knows what happened to it.  He did thank us for wearing our Robot shirts though.  Gee, I was hoping there would be some Robot shirts for Caitlin and her friends, at least Robot stickers.  We came to Maker Faire this year as redemption for last year when that Autodesk henchman kicked the crate of shirts under the table when he saw us get close to the booth. Caitlin uses that as an example of "Not nice, Mr. Moustache-man." It disheartens me Instructables seems like some corporate step-child. I can feel the that vibe going on.   I don't think Robot carries brand recognition anymore. No one asked about our Robot shirts as we walked around.  Some hackerspace also uses a yellow robot as their logo. We may pass on Maker Faire next year if there is no need to see any real Instructables staff. Doesn't Randy need to go visit his mom or something?

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