Instructables Meeting

I was just wondering. For people who are not able to make it to the Instructables events like the one in San Francisco, could one of us here host our own event or a sort of get together of people here at Instructables. For example I live in Kansas and would it be ok if I organized that for people in this area. I'm not saying I will but I'm asking this for if others want to host one in their area as well. If thats alright of course.

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Meet the Twins.

Https://www.instructables.com/id/EOREMGHF3SYP3PU/https://www.instructables.com/id/EOREMGHF3SYP3PU/https://www.instructables.com/id/EOREMGHF3SYP3PU/

Topic by Perfect Duck   |  last reply


Meet a Newcomer

Good Wishes to all, This is Tim Boon. I am a new member of this site. I would appreciate any and all input, information, as well as recommendations. I am glad to be here, and look forward to sharing many discussions about different things with you all. Thanks and Regards Tim Boon

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Colorado Meet & Greet

I would like to put together a meet and greet for any fellow builders, DIY'rs, Instructables members. We can meet and compare our preferred hobby's, trade ideas and just have some fun. Having a physically accessible community of like minded people here in Colorado would sure be nice. Please send me a message if your interested. If I get any interest I will contact people back with further details.  Thanks, and I hope this works.

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Make SF Meeting

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

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LONDON INSTRUCATBLERS MEETING !

Hey Londoners ! Let's meet ! It would be great that we meet sometimes in october (I'm coming to London in October) in a pub in London for example, or in someone's workshop, and discuss about inventions and why not building something together ! Let's have a good meal and discussion ! Who is interested for that ? Early october, in London huh ?

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Meeting Room Two

Set up for new members. (Hopefully no need to be PRO) 

Topic by Lateral Thinker   |  last reply


Meet at Maker Faire

Hi Everyone! Sadly, Instructables will not have a booth at this year's Bay Area Maker Faire. BUT, some of our employees are going to meet up on Saturday for anyone that wants to get together and chat and take a group picture! The plan is to meet at in the middle of Zone 5 at 1PM on Saturday (I tried to circle it on the map, but there isn't a specific spot). We will try to Instagram a picture at 12:45PM to let people know where to meet. If you have it, wear your robot shirts, stickers, or patches (homemade or official)!

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Meet with New Guy:

Warm wishes to Everyone, As I am new here I have no knowledge about this forum, so I would like to know more and also want to communicate with the other members of this forum. Thanks and Regards, Damacio Huang

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Meeting or Get Together

Hello, I have been thinking that it would be a good idea to start a local meeting or get together like Dorkbot or San Diego Make group. It would be open to all forms of art and technology where local people can get together and share ideas, creativity etc. Post any interest in such a group. If there is enough interest, maybe we could take it to the next level. Thanks Joe

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Meet Online Metals

We met all sorts of interesting people at the Austin Maker Faire!The Online Metals booth was just across the way, so we stopped by to inspect their wares. They've got a great array of metals and plastics that should prove useful for all sorts of projects, and since it's all available online should make life easier for those of you who don't live right next door to a supplier. They cut everything to size, are willing to handle small orders, and even have a useful blog. Good stuff, and friendly people. We're thinking of running a contest together in the spring, so keep your eyes peeled.

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Local members Brain Drain Cape Cod, MA/RI?

I'd love to make a lot of the things on this site but even more than that I'd like to meet members nearby and share ideas, who knows what could come of it! I'd love to make some friends who are interested in this stuff! If you live on or around Cape Cod or anywhere between here and Rhode Island, post here and let's organize a meetup!

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Make:SF Meetup - April 14th

Come one, come all and attend another installment of Make:SF being hosted at Instructables HQ. As an added bonus, attendees will be eligible to win a free pass to Maker Faire as there are 5 - yes 5! - free passes to give away. These events are hosted in a show-and-tell format, so feel free to come and mix, mingle, gawk or bring something cool you made or are making and show it off. Full details can be seen on the Meetup page and you can learn more about Make:SF on their official homepage.Meeting start promptly at 6:30 "maker time" and are located at:Instructables HQ 489 Clementina St.San Francisco

Topic by randofo   |  last reply


UK Instructables Meet-Up

Ok, i was reading about some meet-ups in america. And the truth is, i felt left out. So, ive decided to try and orginise a meet up. I live slap bang in the center of the UK in a little town called chesterfield, just below sheffied. Which puts me in a good place, as many people can easily get to it. Im not sure what activities we could orginise, but its best to see who is interested first really. Thanks for reading, post your comments, and if we get enough people, i will message around to orginise dates etc.

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London Instructablers Meeting 2008?

Funny, just yesterday I was wondering how many Instructoblians lived around London and today I find this group. Are the London Instructables-ites still interested in meeting up? (For that matter, did anything happen following the previous thread?) I think we should get together just to prove that you don't have to live in the Bay Area to meet other people of a DIY persuasion. I'm available pretty much any time outside working hours given a little notice, and check the site pretty religiously so am easily contactable.

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Make: SF December Meeting - UPDATE

Make: SF, a local group of Bay Area makers and shakers will be holding their December meeting at Instructable HQ Tuesday the 16th (tomorrow!) at 6:30 PM. Come one, come all and meet, mingle and learn from other Bay Area makers. This event is usually in a show-and-tell format and there is often many cool things being presented. If anyone has any interest in presenting their work to get feedback, please contact me and it will be arranged!489 Clementina St.3rd Floor.6:30 PMUPDATE:I think kelseymh summarized the event pretty well with his comment below. I don't have too much to add to that. Some things to highlight is that there were a number of great presenters and you should be able to learn more about what was covered on the Make:SF Wiki. There will most likely be another meeting around the second week of January for those that could not make it to this meeting. Also, stay tuned for upcoming Instructables build nights happening early next year!I'm republishing a couple of the photo highlights here from the Make:SF Flickr Pool (check them all out!). All photos are courtesy of [http://http://mightyohm.com/ Mighty Ohm].

Topic by randofo   |  last reply


London 'Iblers meetup with Eric!

Eric Wilhelm is in London this week. We thought we'd capitalise (a ha ha) on this and, in fine British tradition, go to the pub.  All members are welcome- the destination is the Mug House, London Bridge on Friday 10th of January.  Kiteman and I will be at Liverpool St. station at around 7:00pm, or you can meet us at the pub.  Hope to see you there and put some faces to names!

Topic by PKM   |  last reply


HO.PE is almost gone !

For any that care, HOPE, the last convention at the HOtel PEnnsyvania in NY, is going to be holding it's last one July 18-20, 2008. JAN 2007 the news was released that The Hotel Pennsylvania would be demolished. While some progress has been made, questions still linger.

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Instructables Summer Camp! (Europe)

So maybe this is an insane idea, but since quite a while now i thought it would be super fun to organize some kind of instructables "summer camp", a week or so somewhere beautiful (maybe with a lake or the sea nearby) with lots of space and lots of materials where one could meet fellow instructablees, hang out, make something nice together and just generally have a good time. as people come from so many parts of the world, and not everybody is made of money and can travel long-distance i know that no matter where such a camp would take place there will always people who can't join. but since the age of the easy-jet-set has made almost all of europe reachable from most places whithin europe (and i happen to live in europe...) i wondered if there would be any other european instructablees who think this is a great idea, too. i'm aware that, to organize it properly some time and work will be needed and it might not even happen this year, but if it would happen next year, it would still be awesome. so what do think? would you like that, too? would you be interested in helping to organize it? tell me! i would be very happy to hear from you!

Topic by sursula   |  last reply


Instructables Town Hall meeting!

Hey everyone! There will be a Town Hall meeting in the chat room, Monday, at 3:00 PM, PST. As some of you know I'm now an intern here at instructables. On Monday I will be answering any questions anyone has. I'll have the attention of Eric and Christy. So, if you have any questions, requests, or anything else, this is your opportunity! No one will be turned away. See you all there! Drinkmorecoffee

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Meet the Boy With the Lego Hand

When Coby Unger makes, he makes the world a better place. The Atlantic recently published an article about the artist in residence and his work to build better prosthetics for children. Unger worked with a boy named Aiden Robinson to dream up the swiss army knife of prosthetics with attachments that include a Wii controller, spoon, legos, and a bow for playing the violin. Check out more of Coby's projects, and read the article to learn more about Aiden, the boy with the Lego hand. 

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This is like having an AA meeting in a bar

Seriously...it is! Thoughts?

Topic by Lithium Rain   |  last reply


Are there any iblers in Kansas?

This is a sort of follow up question to my one before but are there any iblers in Kansas? More so on the east side?

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Maker Faire NYC Office Hours

Are you coming to Maker Faire NYC this weekend?  We are, and we'd love to meet you! While you're welcome to come by the booth at any time, we're scheduling Instructables Office Hours from 2:22 - 3:22 on both Saturday and Sunday, so you can maximize your chances of meeting people you know from the site. What happens at Office Hours? First off, everyone who works the booth will show up.  I'll be there, as will Eric, Randy, Dave, Billy, Bilal, Star, Zach, and more of your favorite Instructables authors!  Come say hi, and pick up a sticker. Comment below if you're planning to be there, so we know to look out for you!

Topic by canida   |  last reply


where is a good place to meet girls?

Where is a good place to meet girls for a teenager looking for a girlfriend

Question by KrackedEgg   |  last reply


8th Annual Hawaii Geek Meet

E Komo Mai! The 8th Annual Hawaii Geek Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Kapiolani Park! This is a new location! We'll be at Picnic Areas #6, #7 and #8, located across from the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial. Bring your family, your friends, your coworkers, and your favorite tools and toys... bring some food and stories to share... and enjoy some fresh air, new ideas, and great conversation. https://sites.google.com/a/hawaiigeek.com/hawaii-geek-meet/Home This 2014 video gives a good sample of what this years event will be like: See you there!

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Meet our own lynnebruning in Denver

Come meet award winning wearable artist, textile enchantress, and Maker Lynne Bruning at Denver Makers' May 21st Meeting!Lynne will discuss how to weave conductive cloth and demonstrate how to embed electronics, LilyPads, conductive thread and LEDs into hand woven fabrics.And if you can't make it to Denver, see her at San Francisco's Maker Faire 2009! (really in San Mateo)I cannot wait. She is my hero.Lynne, if you're reading this (which I can only assume you are) how bouts an autograph at Maker Faire?? I'll get you a t-shirt. . . . http://lynnebruning.com

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I Got to Meet Erik Beck!

On a trip to NY, I called Next New Networks and told them how I was a huge fan of Indy Mogul and would love to take a tour of the offices. I came in the next day and went to the floor that NNN was located on. My dad and I were greeted by the secretary and the co-producer, Ryan Nugent, led us to all the rooms of Indy Mogul, the green screen, the makeup vanity, the wall of props in which all of the props were displayed on the wall starting at the jetpack build. The highlight was when I was led into the room where Erik hosts the show and he was standing right there, I almost fell over! We talked about the show, I tried on the wolverine claws, and spun the wheel of prosperity! Erik also autographed a piece of paper and left me a note. On my way out, I was given an exclusive poster that only a few people are in possession of. It was the greatest day of my teenage life!

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DIYcity San Francisco

PariSoMa Coworking SpaceWednesday January 14, 2009 at 6:00pm1436 Howard StreetSan Francisco, California Get DirectionsTwitter bots, aggregators, social software, mobile apps - we use these things more and more in our daily routines to make our lives better. But can we also use them to remake our cities altogether?How can software designers, architects, urban planners, sociologists and citizens work together to design a better San Francisco?How can we transform urban spaces, changing them from the centralized, hard-coded things they are today into finely-tuned, fluid, user-operated systems that are efficient, sustainable and fit for life in the 21st century?This will be the first San Francisco DIYcity meetup. Are you interested in helping with this stuff? Then you're invited! Come out to get to know each other, exchange ideas and help plot our future direction. Please also join our discussion group at DIYcity.org.DIYcity SF is the local branch of DIYcity, a movement kicked off by John Geraci in New York City. For more about DIYcity, visit diycity.org.

Topic by noahw   |  last reply


How do you meet people in the "comunity?"?

I want to meet people in the comunity like me that I can E-Mail

Question by anth101   |  last reply


Lego meets Arkham meets Toy Story....

I saw this on Make this afternoon, and thought I'd pass on a direct link to the creator, Mike Foy.  He's got seven pages of variously brutal, brutish, or just post-apocalyptic Lego minifigs and scenes.  The couplet is especially chilling -- sort of a mashup of Shelley and Kayyam. Thousands of souls with faceless faces Roaming the world in desolate places.

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Meeting room one (new members) CLOSED

For general discussions, to keep other topics to the point. New rooms will be set up as required.

Topic by Lateral Thinker   |  last reply


2009 fischertechnik Club Meeting Schoonhoven NL

SCHOONHOVEN fischertechnik Club MeetingWHAT: A convention where fischertechnik fans meet and show off their creations.This is one of the primary events every fischertechnik fan should attend. These fans show off some incredible projects!WHERE: Schoonhoven NL(Hall "Beyond", Wal 34, 2871 BC Schoonhoven, 0182-383140)WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2009 The hall is open at 08:00 to fans with models. All visitors are welcome from 10:00 to 16:00!COST:' FREE! (Admission is free as always)NOTE: For those with large projects, the great hall is good 3 meter high, the room is 4.25 meters high.CONTEST THEME:' Who moves a single pallet the quickest?WEBSITE: http://www.fischertechnikclub.nl/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid;=1

Topic by ftking_83702 


uStreaming Tuesday night eTextile Hackerspace Meetings

Starting tonight at 8:08PM I'll be hosting the global eTextile hackerspace meetings! Log on to uStream to chat, ask questions and banter ideas with the innovators, trend setters and wide-eyed novices.  Meet your colleagues, see their spaces and share resources.  I'd say help build the 'community'  and find your 'tribe', but that's hippy talk and I'm a scientist at heart. Do it tonight so you can say 'Back in the day when the very first episode aired on uStream we talked about....." because even back then you were so in th eknow. lbruning uStream channel Tuesdays 8:08PM or 20:08 Denver time Calendar of upcoming schedule of giveaways, guests and locations. Tonight we will be starting at the beginning with eTextile paraphernalia you should have in your tool kit, work bench and sewing kit. Watch the video so you'll be prepared to share your ideas tonight. 29 March I'll giveaway a 1 year membership to Instructables Pro! 5 April its Live from New York with Despina and Zack of Studio 5050 Log in - I'll be looking for you!

Topic by Lynne Bruning   |  last reply


Come and meet us at Maker Faire this weekend!

Maker Faire is this weekend! We'll have a booth where you can meet the Instructables staff, see some cool things we'll be bringing along and pick up something extra cool if you've published an Instructable.If you're gonna go I'd recommend going early as it was packed last year. If you go later in the day, try taking an alternate route into the area besides taking the exit from 101 and getting stuck in the slow traffic line. Last year I took a different exit and parked in a residential area a half mile out and it was easy as compared to others who got stuck in a 2 hour wait. Also be sure to check out the Maker Faire car travel page.So go early! See lots of cool stuff! Stop by and say hi!

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transferring voice/meeting from itouch to pc

This should be easy, i will be looking for my cables after this this, so this is a safety net if i fail,  i want to transfer  a meeting recorded  using the  iphone/itouch  italk app to my PC, i never used the app before, so messed up by not pretesting thoroughly, i still probably would have missed the limit on file size. i bought the premium version of italk next, big $2 , but it downloaded as a separate app. with no files to transfer, i figure rather then go crazy reading all the stuff i would take a earphone cord and plug it into one of my PC line in audio jacks and just play the file. like i did 20 some years ago with cassette tapes and vinyl. wish they would have put the limits on the front screen, i would have spent the 2 bucks to save all this  i looked for a folder to just import the folder or cay the folder the itouch, just accessed the dcim folder, the file is aiff and about 90 minutes so i if had a program to look into the the itouch i am sure i could copy it, would be way faster too, like 90minutes! anyone know a open source utility that would get me in into the itouch and get this proprietary hidden file? thanks in advance. /

Topic by escapefromyonkers 


Master Chief meets Hello Pony meets Bizarreness

This mash-up of a macho videogame icon and an overly cute pony is so odd you just have to love it. I wouldn't pay over $150 for it on eBay as some guy has, but I do like the pictures. Link

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Instructables UK Weekend Meet up - Day One

Present at the UK Meet up were - SteveAstroUK LizzyAstro Jayefuu gmjhowe Rainbow_Han Kiteman Kitewife Roger-X No 2 Son PKM Lemonie Willywoozle Jonnybo111 Perryscope Various Projects Including -  BBQ which then fed everyone present! Laser Chessboard Laser cut chess pieces CNC Milled Chess Pieces Metal Lathe Practice Crochet CNC Emroidery Laser Cut Toast Stencils Please Find attached some sample pictures!

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How Did You Meet Your Special Someone?

Title is self explanitory And how did you know that they were the one??? Also what kind of relationship is it? (Long distance, inperson, Open, etc.)

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San Francisco Public Making Meet Up #3

I'm holding another "Make Out" making in public event this Thursday, June 2nd at the Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco. It's a casual meet up to work on projects, share ideas, brainstorm, meet people, or just drink beer and chat. (Amsterdam cafe has around 300 beers available.) (They also have really good coffee, tea, and wine if beer isn't your thing.) Bring a project or just bring yourself. In the past we've had everything from crafts to robots to baking.  Last time we looked forward to Maker Faire, so I expect we'll talk a lot about our Maker Faire expereinces. When: June 2 from 5pm to 8pm (though it may run longer.) Where: Amsterdam Cafe, 937 Geary street, San Francisco [map] [web site] I'll be the guy playing with LEDs and Arduinos. Cost: Free! (Though Kelly, the lovely owner of Amsterdam cafe would appreciate it if you bought something to drink and tipped well.) Who: Everyone is welcome. More details are here. 

Topic by Grathio 


Reefer meets High Power LEDs (looking for help)

Well this is my second post and I am a bit more learned in the ways of LED circuits from many of your posts.Objective: Create a high light output LED array that will peak at around 16,000K for growing coral for reef aquariums.Primary strategy: connect 10 or more Luxeon III stars in seriesPreferred requirements: Energy efficient, Low Heat emittance, Needs to peak out at the appropriate spectrum for the coral ( I have that covered just by changing the ratio of cool whites to royal blue Luxeon III's)At the moment I a just going for a simple on/off, later i would like to employ a form of automated dimming so that it fades on and off so there is not such a sharp on off with the LED's. So far I have a circuit that i plan on modeling my LED array after since it was readily available for me to dissect. The following is an LED array. I know that there is a diode rectifier bridge built in there and a smoothing capasitor but there are to components i do not recognize they are connected at the positive and negative ends of the circuit. One is the Yellow (doohickey with part # 684j 250) component attached to the positive lead and the other is a clear (fuse/resistor hybrid) component next to the resistor on the board.https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FGX/D7E2/FBQ33XYA/FGXD7E2FBQ33XYA.MEDIUM.jpghttps://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FGX/D7E2/FBQ33XYA/FGXD7E2FBQ33XYA.MEDIUM.jpgI was able to draw the circuit and it seems pretty straight forward but I just need to know if I will be able to spec the appropriate components to operate 10 leds in series (Each LED operates with a Vf=3.9 V and I= 1000mA ) they will need a supply of more then 40V DC.Any help or dialogue I can get the more the better and the more I will learnIn addition I looked at Dan's high power constant current but not sure how well it would operate under the conditions that I have specifiedPrimary LED's in use for the Reef light: (note all are stars)LED part # Color Type Vf Amps LuxLXHL-LW3C cool white Lambertian 3.9 1000mA 80lumensLXHL-LR3C Royal blue Lambertian 3.9 1000mA 445mWLumensLXHL-MW1D cool white " " 3.42 350 mA 45 LumensLXHL-MRRD Royal Blue "" "" 3.42 350 mA 220 mWLumensThere was little to no difference between the 700 mA series and the 1000mA series so I did not list themI look forward to all your helpTom

Topic by Aquatope 


what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? theoretically? Answered

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? theoretically?

Question by the_mad_man   |  last reply


Starting A Makerspace In Ayer (and meeting some guy named Eric...)

The town of Ayer, MA held a meeting this past Thursday about starting a makerspace. This was sponsored by the Ayer Office of Economic Development. The main presenter was a local software engineer who proposed the idea. His model for the space is Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, MA. For details, including an impromptu visit to Artisan's Asylum and meeting some very interesting people, see http://www.closegrain.com/2014/06/ayer-makerspace-initial-meeting.html.

Topic by sdbranam 


Official Instructables UK Meet Up - October 30th 2010

Jayefuu and I are planning to run the second Instructables UK Meet Up. We did not publicise the first meet up too much, as with it being the first one we wanted to take things easy. Now with a little more confidence, I think a forum topic inviting anyone interested to come along is perfectly suited. We plan to have a electronics based meet up, but some of the attendees are planning to bring along other projects, so you would be more than welcome to bring along something you are currently working on, or a few projects you would like to show off! The planned date for the meet up is Saturday the 30th October.  We will start off nice and early at 10am, and keep making through the afternoon, and into the evening, aiming to finish up around about 7pm. If you are turning up late, or leaving early, that's fine, we want to keep things fairly loose. We are holding the event in my local town of Alfreton, Derbyshire. Attached are a few maps showing alfreton, and also the Hall where we are hosting the meet up. The name of the place we are using is New Life Church, street view of the church is attached also. (if you want further travel directions, or help with accommodation just comment or PM) Anyone who is planning to come along, if you could comment below, or PM me. I need to get a good idea of numbers in order to plan accordingly! We plan to arrange to provide lunch, and will make decisions about dinner depending on turn out (we may just order in some fish and chips). To help cover costs we are asking for £5 for the day, this will include the cost of lunch, drinks and other general costs.  Thanks to Lizzy, and Steve, we should have a few kits to play with also. Listing those here so people can think what they might do. If you want to put your name down for a specific kit, just leave a comment below. Name  AMPLIFIER PROJECT KIT (PACK OF 5)  - £13.98 (2.70ish each) VELLEMAN FLASHING LED SWEETHEART KIT -  £5.58 VELLEMAN ROULETTE KIT - £11.10 MOBILE PHONE OPERATED SWITCH - £8.17 VELLEMAN SHAKING DICE KIT - £8.99 Reserved for Lemonie - VOICE CHANGER KIT RC - £10.52 POV WAND PROJECT KIT - £6.29 I am still hoping to source some drawdio kits, but thats harder than it sounds in the UK! I look forward to hearing from you! Jake - gmjhowe

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FTDI VCOM port USB2.0 my head meeting the wall

OK  for real this has been going on for days n' days. I cant get my windows xp pro sp3   - to see any attached device other than the USB2.0-SERIAL  it sees when I hook up my UNO clone-ATMega 328 w/ arduino bootloader already "factory "installed   - Using the USB,  I keep getting  NEW DEVICE USB2.0-SERIAL , and YES, I've followed ALL+ the step by steps out there for doing this...it's just I dont get an UNO nor anything but the USB2.0 message. The FTDI  bit and the virtual com port did nothing...er capital N-othing. I uninstalled -reinstalled tried different USB ports. I just want to play with my UNO!!!   anyone?

Question by schel 



Make:SF - June 22 @ Instructables

Make:SF will be hosting their next meeting here at Instructables World HQ. This will happen on Sunday June 22 at 2PM.The meeting will be held at:489 Clementina St - 3rd FloorSan Francisco, CAFor those that don't know, Make: SF is a local group of Bay Area makers inspired by Make Magazine. All are welcome to attend.Also, their next TechShop Meeting will be on July 6th. Sign up for the Meetup Group to be informed of all future meetings and events.

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Kite-Biking? Street Luge Meets Kite Boarding Meets Tricycles

(WARNING: If I or anyone else should try this or try to recreate the idea in any way, please be safe, wear full body racing gear Like for motorcycles and such. If I do this I will definitely try to be as safe as possible.)Okay so I was fooling around on the net and ran into Turbo Pro Tricycles. http://www.primepedalkarts.com/resources/2007picturboyellowbig.jpghttp://www.primepedalkarts.com/turboproyellow.html They have a Demo Video that's about 20mb if you'd like to see some action with it. Anyway, as soon as I SAW the Trikes, I was thinking EXTREME. Basically the bikes steer like Luge boards, except you pedal them to make them go, not gravity. Well The bikes have a 'Free' gear which is used for coasting, and I was thinking with some modding, This could be an ATV or street beast (Permitted that these would be allowed in your area). Just add a Kite and steering system with the mandatory trike mods to follow (A list at the bottom) and you'd have a new (I hope) extreme sport 'KiteTriking'. I'd keep the pedals functional if possible so that when not skirting around on Kite-power you can pedal around. Although a completely other idea might be to try to motorize it electrically. (someone come up with a concept?)The mod list would most likely have to include:Some appropriately sized metal alloy wheels with racing or All-terrain tires to match.A reinforced chain or complete replacement.Brake replacements or modding to make them more efficient.Adding an Emergency Break.Reinforcing the frame.Changing the seat to a more sturdy, ergonomic one.And changing the pedals to aluminum ones.Kite mounting and emergency release mechanism.Some sort of rear storage space.

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Singapore - Meet Awesome Makers - Eric Wilhelm at Prototyping Lab@National Design Centre

I'll be visiting Singapore this week. OmeMaker Group has graciously offered to host me for an informal talk and Q&A; session about Instructables and Pier 9. The event is Thursday 2015-08-20 at 7:30 PM at Prototyping Lab@National Design Centre. You can register to attend here. I'm looking forward to meeting Instructables authors in Singapore!  

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were can i meet people online that have the same intrests as me? Answered

Well ever since iv started home schooling I only have 4 or 5 friends that i talk to and there getting old (not that i wanna get rid of them).But they get boring and iv been googling for hour and cant find anything i just wanna find a place(not myspace facebook or any main stream social networking site) were i can meet people that like the same kinda stuff that i do e.g games movies proggraming computer hardware modding so on and so forth so please any answers would be appriciated

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