For art class I have to paint a famous painting. I'm thinking about doing Starry night and writing an ible of the process. What do you think??? The original painting:
Topic by emilyvanleemput | last reply
Hi all, I'm newcomer to this "club", and am looking for some help, please. I'm looking for details of how to make a night light, with a rotating element with designs (people, animals, trees, plants etc) either cut out of it, or painted on it. The rotating element is powered by the warm air coming off the top of the globe. The rotating element should be able to be "dropped into" position. Sorry I have nothing further at this stage!! Peter Smith
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Mother And Son (Mother) REMEMBER WHAT CONFUCIUS TAUGHT, ALWAYS BE KIND. (Son - Tran Do) YES, MOTHER. (Mother) ALWAYS HELP THE WEAK AND THE OLD. (Son) YES, MOTHER. I UNDERSTAND. (Mother) AND ALWAYS HELP THOSE LESS FORTUNATE THAN YOURSELF. (Son) YES, MOTHER. ALWAYS. A jet passes by in the distance and the apparition of his mother fades away. The child turns towards Tran-Do in a non-judgmental but puzzled voice. (Son) HOW DID I BECOME YOU? Epiphany Tran Do: THE SILENCE (In Khmer) DON’T GO DOES IT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY? CAN’T WE HAVE JUST ONE MORE CHANCE? THOSE WHO KNOW THEY WILL NOT SAY MUST THIS BE THE FINAL DANCE IN OUR LIVES? AS TIME JUST MOVES ON YESTERDAY’S YEARS ARE TOO QUICKLY GONE ALL VISIONS FADE AS WORLDS FALL APART DECISIONS ARE MADE BUT THERE IN THIS DARK NOW THERE IN THIS DARK NOW SOMEWHERE ON THIS NIGHT A LIFE IS OUT THERE AND CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW HERE ON THIS NIGHT SO FAR AWAY BITS OF STARLIGHT FALL WHERE THEY MAY I NEVER WANTED TO GO I NEVER WANTED TO STAY I NEVER WANTED TO BE AFRAID BUT STILL CHILDHOOD SEES WHAT CHILDHOOD WILL BUT NOTHING EVER STAYS THE SAME I FEAR THE NIGHT I FEAR THE DARK I NEED THIS LIGHT THAT DISTANT SPARK I KNOW THAT… SOMEWHERE SOMEONE’S LOOKING TO DECEIVE AND SOMEWHERE YOUNG MEN DIE AND CHILDREN BLEED AND SOMEWHERE SOME HAVE TOO MUCH WHILE OTHERS NEED AND SOMEWHERE SOMEONE’S LOOKING TO BELIEVE AND… SOMEWHERE SOMEWHERE SOMEWHERE SOMEWHERE AND THE NIGHT AND THE DARK AND THE HOPES AND THE DREAMS AS WE ALL PLAY OUR PARTS WHILE IGNORING THE SCREAMS SO WE LIE TO OURSELVES AND WE JUST CARRY ON NEVER STOP, NEVER TURN DON’T ADMIT WHAT IS … GONE IN TO THIS TWISTED STORY ALL THESE THINGS SO CLEAR BEFORE ME EVERY PATH WE’VE EVER TAKEN CAN’T ADMIT WE WERE MISTAKEN IN THIS NIGHT OF MY DEVISING NEVER LIVE AND NEVER DYING EACH ESCAPE I’VE NEVER TAKEN NEVER DREAM AND NEVER WAKEN… SOMEWHERE SOMEONE’S LOOKING TO DECEIVE AND SOMEWHERE YOUNG MEN DIE AND CHILDREN BLEED AND SOMEWHERE SOME HAVE TOO MUCH WHILE OTHERS NEED AND SOMEWHERE SOMEONE’S LOOKING TO BELIEVE AND… (Tran-Do sees himself as a snake oil salesman selling the same lies that he was sold in a carnival barker’s voice.) COME ONE COME ALL WELCOME TO THE WORLD’S GREATEST ENTERTAINMENT SINCE THE FALL OF ROME LIFE, DEATH VICTIMS, VOYEURS THE BEST OF SOCIETY THE LOWEST OF PLEBEIANS AND TO KEEP IT ALL IN EXTREMELY INTERESTING, TODAY’S PATRONS COULD VERY EASILY BE TOMORROW’S ENTERTAINMENT ALL COMPLIMENTS OF THE ULTIMATE SHOWMAN FATE ALL THAT’S MISSING IS THE COLISEUM !!!!!!!! (Tran-Do turns away from the apparition of himself as a snake oil salesman, and once more looks into the abyss.) DID YOU EVER WALK UP TO THE EDGE OF A CLIFF STARE INTO THE ABYSS AS YOUR MIND WONDERS IF YOU SHOULD TAKE ONE MORE STEP FURTHER INTO THAT NIGHT WELL YOUR MIND SAYS YOU WON’T BUT YOUR HEART SAYS YOU MIGHT WOULD YOU FALL THROUGH THE DARK FEEL THE WIND IN YOUR HAIR WOULD YOU EMBRACE THE GROUND AND END YOUR LIFE RIGHT THERE OR WOULD GOD REACH HIS HAND AND THAT MOMENT YOU FLY OR IF HE CHANCED TO BLINK AND THEN, THAT MOMENT YOU DIE YOU DIE YOU DIE YOU DIE ... STARE INTO THE DARK AS THE ABYSS KEEPS CALLING TRY TO TAKE A STEP BUT THEN THE MIND KEEPS STALLING CAN A SINGLE QUESTION JUST GO ON FOREVER AS A SINGLE THOUGHT GOES ON IT’S NOW OR NEVER STARE INTO THE DARK AS THE ABYSS KEEPS CALLING TRY TO TAKE A STEP BUT THEN THE MIND KEEPS STALLING CAN A SINGLE QUESTION JUST GO ON FOREVER AS A SINGLE THOUGHT GOES ON IT’S NOW OR NEVER NEVER REALLY TOOK MUCH NEVER REALLY HAD TO ONLY HAD A SMALL CRUSH PROBLEM WAS THAT IT GREW NEVER REALLY TOOK MUCH NEVER REALLY HAD TO ONLY HAD A SMALL CRUSH PROBLEM WAS THAT IT GREW BE WHO YOU ARE WHAT YOU WERE WHAT THEY SEE FROM ETERNITY’S VIEW TELL ME WHICH ONE IS ME CAN YOU… BE WHO YOU ARE WHAT YOU WERE WHAT THEY SEE FROM ETERNITY’S VIEW TELL ME WHICH ONE IS ME ON THIS NIGHT KEEP ME CLOSE ON THIS NIGHT BREATHE MY AIR ON THIS NIGHT HOLD ME TIGHT FEEL MY HEART BEATING THERE ON THIS NIGHT KEEP ME CLOSE ON THIS NIGHT BREATHE MY AIR ON THIS NIGHT HOLD ME TIGHT FEEL MY HEART BEATING THERE ON THIS NIGHT KEEP ME CLOSE ON THIS NIGHT BREATHE MY AIR ON THIS NIGHT HOLD ME TIGHT FEEL MY HEART BEATING THERE… DID YOU EVER WALK UP TO THE EDGE OF A CLIFF STARE INTO THE ABYSS AS YOUR MIND WONDERS IF YOU SHOULD TAKE ONE MORE STEP FURTHER INTO THAT NIGHT WELL YOUR MIND SAYS YOU WON’T BUT THEN THIS ALL IS YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE THIS ALL IS YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE THIS ALL IS YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE THIS ALL IS YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE THIS ALL IS YOUR… IS YOUR LIFE IS YOUR LIFE IS YOUR LIFE IS YOUR...LIFE From the Night Castle Album by Trans Siberian Orchestra...
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
Hey, trying to find a way to get a webcam to display on a LCD viewfinder without the computer in-between so I can mount it on an airsoft gun. I know that the data format for the webcams output isn't reconizable by the LCD screen, I was thinking there would be a way to use a digital camera by feeding it the data from the webcam instead of the camera allready in it but I have no idea how to do that since I've never worked with this kinda stuff. I'm using a webcam because it's easier to open it up and remove the infra-red filter, I plan on mounting IR LEDs to the cam so it has "night vision", them mount the camera on the top of the gun with the viewfinder on the side so you can see. I tried to do this with a cheap video camera since it allready had everything I wanted but the camera module was too small and I ended up braking it. Any ideas? advice? things I should look into? any help would be nice!
Topic by Stotko | last reply
It's very hot here today in Instructables World HQ, so, for fear that too much thinking may melt my brain, I'll keep the build night recap short and sweet. Below are the picture from a very Robot-licious Build Night. Also! This Sunday in Dolores Park at 2 a group of people will be constructing a massive robot sculpture. Be there or be analog! (A special thanks goes out to all of you on the webcam telling me to hit myself. )
Topic by randofo | last reply
I just picked up a pair of the eyeclops nightvision monocle for $50 after screwing with a pair a friend has, i have been messing with them and despite the fact they look like a toy, they are pretty impressive. I plan on modifying them so their less design oriented and more practical.My question to anyone who knows about or has a pair of these how hard would it be to hook a camera up to them. my plan is to take a webcam and remove its camera then solder wires from the webcam to the camera on the monocle. anyone else have any ideas?http://egeste.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/jakks_nightvision_goggles.jpg
Topic by arch_angel07 | last reply
Calling all cosmonauts, inventors, dreamers, and explorers ...tickets for Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 arenow on sale!http://yurisnightbayarea.netYuri's Night is back! We're bigger and better than everand we need your help to spread the word!Yuri's Night Bay Area2pm - 2am, April 12th, 2008NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CAThis year the San Francisco Bay Area will be home to the largest Yuri's Night celebration ever. At the NASA Ames Research Center over 8,000 people will join astronauts, artists, musicians, scientists and engineers to learn, celebrate, and pay tribute to our global space heritage; and to celebrate the anniversaries of the first human spaceflight and the first space shuttle mission. Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 is a one-of-a-kind local community event: a perfect fusion of celebration and tribute, technology expo, Maker Faire, art exhibition, and music festival; all rolled into one. Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 includes:- A mind-expanding series of speakers, including world-renowned video game designer WILL WRIGHT, creator of SimCity, SimEarth, The Sims, and many other games including his exciting upcoming game of life, evolution, and exploration: SPORE; NASA astrobiologist JONATHAN TRENT, leader of the new NASA G.R.E.E.N. team for green technology research; and SAUL GRIFFITH, head of an innovative new company seeking to harness high-altitude wind energy as a cheap alternative to coal: MAKANI POWER.- A TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE featuring leading Bay Area green technology companies including CALCARS and TESLA MOTORS. Plus, dozens of art and science installations spanning everything from NASA research ROBOTS to the unveiling of the newest fire sculpture by the FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS.- DISCUSSIONS and FORUMS where event attendees will get the chance to take on some big questions surrounding Space Exploration, Radical Sustainability, and the Future of Humanity in our Festival of Ideas.- A world-class lineup of musical artists, ranging from the electronic breakbeat sounds of AMON TOBIN, TIPPER, and JOHN TEJADA to rockin' live performances by FREEZEPOP, PARTICLE, and the very special debut of TELSTAR, featuring PHIL LESH of the Grateful Dead.- Live performances of all kinds, from dance and acrobatics by CAPACITOR (San Francisco's ground-breaking interdisciplinary dance company) to aerial demonstrations featuring Yuri-Gagarin-era AEROBATIC AIRCRAFT.- ...and much, much more! Browse the partial list below!Tickets are available on-line for $40 (plus applicable fees). A limited number of tickets may be available for $50 at the door -- check the website for status. If you are interested in helping out at the event, please fill out the volunteer form on our website.We hope to see you there!- The Yuri's Night Bay Area TeamYURI'S NIGHT 2008 LINE-UPTALKS AND INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES- NASA SCIENTISTS and ASTRONAUTS- A do-it-yourself SHOW AND TELL by INSTRUCTABLES- WILL WRIGHT, creator of SimCity, SimEarth, and the forthcoming Spore- NASA astrobiologist JONATHAN TRENT, leader of the new NASA G.R.E.E.N. team for green technology research.- A CUSTOM MUSIC INTERFACE CONTEST by CreateDigitalMusic- Leading Bay Area minds including SAUL GRIFFITH, head of MAKANI POWER- ...and MUCH, MUCH MORE!ART AND SCIENCE INSTALLATIONS- The unveiling of the newest work by the FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS- A variety of NASA RESEARCH ROBOTS AND AIRCRAFT- MASSIVE SCULPTURE by MICHAEL CHRISTIAN- VIDEO PROJECTION by KOSHO, CELESTINE STAR, and many others- Amazing water vortex effects by SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY- Large-scale kinetic art by SWARM- An art in space, space science, and sustainablity-themed S.T.E.A.M. DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM- A space- and sustainablity-themed DOCUMENTARY SCREENING DOME- ...and MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE!LIVE PERFORMANCES AND DANCE- CAPACITOR: Live aerial performance and dance- BAD UNKL SISTA: breathtaking costumes and dance-inspired performance- THE VONSTILT FAMILY: Gravity-defying stilt performances- A LIVE AEROBATIC DEMONSTRATION, featuring three unique Yuri-era airplanes flown by three of the best aerobatic pilots in the world.- ...and more!LIVE INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL MUSIC- TELSTAR (feat. Phil Lesh, Steve Molitz, and John Molo)- FREEZEPOP (Boston): indie synthpop / new wave- PARTICLE: instrumental space-disco-dance- BLVD w/ SOULEYE: hip-hop, house, & breaks- ZOE KEATING: avant garde looping cello- MJ GREENMOUNTAIN vs. YOSSI FINE: global fusion and afro-tribal funk- CHRISTOPHER WILLITS (12k, Ghostly Intl.): processed guitar soundscapes- GAMELAN X: the intergalactic 17-member percussive melodic marching troupe- LULACRUZA: Argentinan percussion, guitar, and vocals- THE SWEET SNACKS: Ghettotech and big beatELECTRONIC MUSIC- AMON TOBIN (Ninja Tune/Montreal)- TIPPER (UK, special twilight downtempo set)- JOHN TEJADA (LA/palette recordings)- LUSINE (Ghostly Intl., Seattle) : live set- SCUBA (Hotflush Recordings, UK)- DIGITONAL vs. POSTHUMAN (UK): with live violin- [A]PENDICS.SHUFFLE (LA): live set- DERU (Merck, LA): live set- TYCHO (Ghostly, Merck): live set- RANDOM RAB (El Circo): live set- MR. PROJECTILE (Merck): live set- DR. TOAST (False Profit) vs. GANUCHEAU: live
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Hola compadres y comadres makers de México, Queremos empezar este blog para compartir experiencias con las Build Nights de Instructables en nuestros Makerspace. Nosotros somos Hacedores Makerspace y nos gustaría usar este foro para compartir fotos y experiencias de los Build Nights!! Saludos a todos y nos vemos por acá.
Topic by gmendez3
General Resources What is the Build Night program? Instructables sponsors monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night. How can my makerspace get a group on Instructables? Check out this forum post that list the guidelines for getting a group on Instructables. Build Night Guidelines + Best Practices What are the requirements for signing up? Your makerspace must post at least 1 Instructable to sign up for a build night. We look at project quality when deciding on what spaces to accept. I suggest writing a feature worthy project. Check out the feature guidelines. What does the process look like for signing up for an event? Signing up is a 2-step process. You must complete both to fully sign up. Fill out the google form at the bottom of the event announcement. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by a specified date asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the materials without completing this step. What is the selection process for picking makerspaces to participate in each build night? It is not first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build night program we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them on future applications. Do build nights have to happen at night? No! The only requirement is that you host 1 event with the materials provided during the month of the build night. This can be on a weekend, at night, during the day….literally anytime! You can also host multiple build nights during the month. What happens if you don’t submit Instructables by the given date? Not posting Instructables by the deadline will affect your chances of participating in future build nights. We keep very thorough records of who does and does not submit. It is VERY important to let me know if you are not able to submit a project by the deadline. I am much more understanding and willing to waive a missed deadline if I am given a reason. What are the best practices for writing high-quality Instructables? We want to see feature worthy projects! Check out this forum post with tips on how to create great tutorials. As the event organizer the responsibility falls on me to post all Instructables. How do I motivate my community to help? Check out this forum post with tips on how to motivate members of your community to get more involved. How can we get more visibility for our build night event? Use social media! Tweet at us. Mention us on Facebook. Share pictures of events on Instagram. Sponsors love it and will be excited to share your posts! So be sure to use #buildnight. How can we hear about upcoming build night events? If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form to join our mailing list. You will receive an e-mail when new events are announced. Please only sign up if you are not already on the mailing list. Other Build Night Details How many makerspaces participate in the build night program? We have over 350 makerspaces, hackerspaces, fabrication labs, student groups, libraries, etc… subscribed to our mailing list. Each month we decide how many spaces will be able to participate. This depends on the sponsor and materials provided. How many countries participate in build nights? There are 45 countries represented in our makerspaces mailing list. Check them out: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, S. Korea, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Zambia. By what criteria does Instructables measure the worth and success of Build Nights? There are 3 parties involved with every build night: Instructables, makerspaces, and the sponsors. When evaluating the success of a build night I try to consider everyones experience. For Instructables, we're mostly looking at the number of Instructables we get in and the quality (feature rate, topic, pictures, etc…). We also look at the number of new authors and community involvement. Makerspaces that are heavily involved on Instructables have their own group page. The sponsors are looking for brand engagement and authentic examples of their products being used. Sugru was thrilled to see lots of people talking on Twitter and Facebook about their build night experience. Voltaic Systems wanted a lower number of high quality projects made with their solar panels -- so we only accepted 15 spaces and made the acceptance process more difficult. Its not always easy to know the success level for the makerspace because I can't attend the events. From what I've gathered these are the goals of the makerspaces: connect with other makerspaces, learn new subjects, attract new members, free tools/materials, and create more opportunities for their members. In general, how successful have the Build Nights been? (Answered from the Instructables perspective) Most build nights have a 50-70% project return rate. The feature rate has been all over the board. The 2013 sugru feature rate was around 20% (we received 250 Instructables) and the Voltaic Systems feature rate was around 90% (we received 9 Instructables). The more build nights we run the higher I hope to get the project return rate because I'm excluding spaces that don't have a good posting record. In every event announcement I say "Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights" and I'm serious about it. I have a very detailed spreadsheet where I keep track of who has and has not posted. When it comes time to selecting spaces to participate I cross check my spreadsheet. That being said, every build night I give spaces a chance to explain why they weren’t able to post in the past. I completely understand life happens and I like to give out second chances! ================================================================ SUGGESTION BOX: Have questions to add to this FAQ? Have suggestions for ways to improve the build night program or new features to add? Submit them to our suggestion box. ================================================================
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
We keep a kind of chilly house in winter . Sweaters and sweatshirts are expected, except for company. In our area, we heat and cook with natural gas and that is cheaper than electricity. But the cheapest heat is residual from cooking . So a kettle is always on for tea whenever wished. And most nights we bake potatoes unless the daughter bakes brownies or something. And, in addition to that we will stick bricks in the oven. Come bedtime, the bricks get wrapped up in towels and put in the bed. where toes can cling to the brick and other toes. Best strategy for bricks is to bake them at 175 for a couple of hours. Please spare the obvious comments, but please make other homey suggestions.
Topic by Wilmette | last reply
Rachel worked some magic on the site late last night and with the rest of the team conjured up - keywords and categories for groups and forum topics- time stamp when adding an Instructable to a group or your favorites (so RSS feeds of those will now be ordered by when the Instructable was added, not the Instructable's publish date)- paging for favorites- site-wide optimization- user image in upper rightand some other cool stuff. Check out her "flick and swish" typing technique!
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
Hi, I made a surveillance system out of 2 cheap web cameras. It works perfect, but night is the problem. I need to make it possible to record during night. I can't buy some professional IR cameras right now, but I got new neighbor who makes problems, and he is the reason why I am doing this. I found in local shop some IR diodes "100pcs 5mm 940nm IR" which cost about 5€. Are they good for my needs? They have to cover about 5-6m outdoor. And can I use them for my cheap web cameras? Any suggestion is welcome, need your help, or soon my stuff around a house will disappear!
Topic by AdvanŽ | last reply
BUILD NIGHT OVERVIEW Instructables sponsors monthly build nights at makerspaces (and hackerspaces, fab labs, student groups, libraries, etc...) around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night. If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive e-mails when new events are announced in the forums. IMPROVE INSTRUCTABLES + FIRST TIME AUTHORS: Naturally with such a large participation in the build nights (2000 people globally for sugru) there will be some first time authors. Here is some important information to share with your community before (or during) your build night. How to Use the New Editor: this is a handy guide to help you get the hang of the new editor. How to Choose a Title and Keywords for your Instructable: learn how to pick a great title that will give your project as many views as possible. You don't need to include the sponsors name in the title of your project, but I'd recommend including it somewhere in the first step. Feature Checklist: this is the checklist we use to decide if an Instructable should be featured on our homepage. It is a great resource for writing high quality Instructables. How to Take Great Photos with your iPhone: these are some great tips for photography with an iPhone. Basic Photo Editing: improve your images with a few simple tips. It is especially important to have a great main image to improve the quality of your projects. English as a Second Language: If english is your second language check out this series of forums. We encourage people to post Instructables in their native language. If you would like to post in both English and your native language you can use a translator. Author Rimar2000 is a great example of this. MOTIVATING MEMBERS TO POST INSTRUCTABLES: The most common question/issue that came up was how to motivate build night participants to post Instructables and take photos during the build night. I came up with a few tips and solutions. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this and if you have any other ideas on how to encourage your members to post projects during their build. Planning ahead of time. Take suggestions from your community on what projects you can make at the build night. This will focus the workshop and motivate people to actually execute on projects. Post projects ahead of time: For spaces that are expecting more beginner/intermediate participants (especially young students) organizers will post Instructables before the event for participants to follow during the event. Demonstrations at the beginning. Have a short 20-30 minute demo at the beginning of the event and use the rest of the time to make projects. Breaking into groups. Split the attendees into groups pairing beginners with experts. Each group can work on a different project. This is especially important for more advanced build nights that have electronics. Designate a documenter. Have a designated ‘documenter’ for each group. They will be in charge of taking pictures during the project build. If someone has an iPhone or Android they can download the Instructables app for free and upload their photos from their phone directly to the website. PUBLICITY: One of my goals with the build nights is to get publicity for makerspaces and individual makers. Here are some ways we’re working to promote y’all! Homepage Promotion: get pictures of your makerspace on the homepage of Insructables. Take excellent pictures from your build night and we just might feature it on our homepage. Your space must also have a group page that we can link back to (see below). Tweet at us: tweet to your followers that you are hosting a build night and we will re-tweet you! We will also encourage our sponsor to re-tweet you as well!! GROUPS: I’m working to get a group page for every makerspace on Instructables. Check out all of the makerspaces with groups (here). The requirements to get a group for your space: You must have 5-10 Instructables published by members of your makerspace before we build you a group. It doesn’t matter if they were published 5 years ago or yesterday. You must agree to post projects on a regular basis. This is just to confirm that the group doesn’t go dead. 1-2 projects every 1-2 months will do! If you are participating in the build nights this should be easy. Contact me at email@example.com if you think your makerspace is ready for a group. EARN A FREE PRO-MEMBERSHIP: everyone that publishes an Instructable will receive a 3-month pro-membership. SUPPORTING MAKERSPACES: Build nights were the result of a conversation I had with Josh from All Hands Active. He was looking for ways to get new people to his space and create new events. What other ways can we help achieve your spaces goals? Here are some suggestions from the hangout. Please let us know if you have more ideas! Live Stream Build Nights - spaces that are hosting google hangouts on the same day could connect via google hangout. Live Instructions: host a series of “how to” google hangouts where we teach you basic skills like soldering, basic electronics, etc...
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
This is the simplest pulsejet you could make and costs only Rs.110 and has got a good throttling range,which you could see in the video..No need to strain much to start this engine it starts in a single attempt. this has really got good thrust,tried to show an cloth near it but i was not able to do it,so much of force from the exhaust pipe..one day i will hook it up to a scale and find out the real thrust.. note: at the end when i tried to show a cardboard the engine got few holes in the welded parts..
Topic by ganuganu | last reply
Instructables is pleased to present the first in a new series of Thursday Build Nights here at our San Francisco HQ!These are small-group sessions focused on specific projects - you MUST RSVP to attend, as we can only handle a certain number of participants. Registrations will be handled on a first-come basis. We're starting with a bit of craft/tech crossover, and plan to run sessions on a variety of topics.October 2: Intro to Chain Mail with SpiderOctober 23: Halloween open build night.See the descriptions below for details, including things to bring and/or materials fees. To sign up for one of the sessions, simply private message Christy with your name, email, and phone number. We hope to see you there!October 2: Beginning Chainmail with SpiderLimit: 10 participants (confirmed RSVP required)Materials Fee: $10 Start Time: 7pmProject is a European 4-in-1 chainmail bracelet. I'll teach 4-in-1 because it's the most widely useful chainmail weave. Students can use this same weave to make jewelry, armor, sculpture, lampshades, iPod cozies, etc... The materials fee is $10, which covers copper jump rings and clasp, plus the loan of appropriate pliers. I'll bring other goodies for people to look at, and I'm happy to answer any and all chainmail-ish questions.Additional kits and tools will be available for purchase after class.October 23: Halloween Costume & Decoration Open Build NightLimit: none, but please RSVPMaterials: Bring your own!Time: 6pm-9pmWe'll be working on our Halloween costumes and decorations -- bring your work-in-progress along and join the fun! We've got plenty of floor/table space, a couple of sewing machines and other useful tools, and enough skill and imagination to share. It's always easier to get excited about your project when you're working with a group. Please RSVP so we know how much snack food to acquire, and how much of the office to clean up. We'll kick you out at 9pm, or when the last Instructables staff member has to head home.
Topic by randofo | last reply
Yes the semester is finally over, I got a B in stats and should, possibly get a B in statics. I was actually fairly comfortable with the final, however that doesn't mean much. Right before the test, he states that being multiple choice, if your choices are 2,3,4,5 for example, that doesn't mean the right answer isn't 40, and then you would select 5. AGGHH! But for better or worse, it's over, now I can start refinishing my rifle, started right after I walked in the door and kissed my wife, and to top off the evening, I scored a 70's vintage sewing machine from the neighbors garbage, for parts, I haven't rebuilt the serger I found years ago, too many backed up projects. And the xmas party season starts tomorrow.
Topic by Tool Using Animal | last reply
Kitewife has just handed me a shiny new copy of Unseen Academicals, by The Man Himself.Back in a few hours...UPDATEI'm back, and here is my favourite passage, which I can also post with spoiling anything:[He] took a sip of his beer. 'I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday ... I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs. A very endearing sight, I am sure you will agree, and even as I watched, the mother otter divd into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged on to a half-submerged log. As she ate it, while of course it was still alive, the body split and I remember to this day the sweet pinkness of its roes as they spilled out, much to the delight of the baby otters who scrambled over themselves to feed on the delicacy. One of nature's wonders, gentlemen: mother and children dining on mother and children. And that's when I first learned about evil. It is built into the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior'.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Please i want to know the benefits one can get when using night lamps that are operated with batteries Or the problems encountered without night lamps in the home or offices
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We had lots of fun in April and beyond making things and playing with Instamorph! Here are some of the pictures of people working with instamorph and the things we made. If it lets me edit I will add some more pictures when I get back to my other computer.
Topic by sepeters228
Who makes the brightest night light?
whoever reads this should vote for me! this is my first contest. though the prizes are not that spectacular i would just like to know what it's like to win. i entered my first and only instructable. heres the link www.instructables.com/id/light-up-jacks-night/ please vote for me!
Topic by 3daysofchaos | last reply
After having a huge success at our first Build Night at RevAmp and having many people turn up with great projects. The best out of which we found to be LED costumes as many people worked on it. We had two build nights The first day we had projects like LED Cube, LED lamps, LED flashers... and the next day we came up with an idea of making LED costumes and brought arduino into the picture. The costumes were Bluetooth controlled and we later had a special android app developed to control the led. We had made 3 LED costumes at the end of the day. And we also practiced some cool led dance moves as the LEDs looked quite cool in the dark. After 2 days we all learnt new things and had fun with the LEDs.
Topic by ThisIsSteve
Hello All, I have four 12AX7A vacuum tubes out of an old guitar amp. I'm not sure whether they work or not-the sound was extremely poor, but this could have been due to any number of things wrong with the amp, which is gone now. I saved the tubes, as they still lit up when powered on. I would like to turn the tubes into some kind of low glow night light/art project, but am not quite sure how to go about wiring them in parallel with one another, or even the correct voltage. I have no experience with tubes, but would love to start learning, even just the basics...like how to power them up. How complex a circuit would it take to do this? Thanks!
Topic by huck alexander | last reply
I have read and watched a couple of videos about making night vision involving welding masks, sun glasses, digital cameras ect. i was tempted to make the sun glasses attached with lcd lights, but the brightness may be a issue. I thought of doing it with a pair of goggles like snowboarding goggles with the red and blue paper but im not sure how i would house the power supply for led's. What i would like to do is get a webcam and make it inferred and add extra Led lights, and situate this on top of the goggles visor then because i have a broken PSP (i say broke someone stole the battery and i just haven't used it in 2 years) wire that to the camera if possible so the PSP receives the picture and can power the LED's and camera. Then make a housing for it to sit in front of the visor. That would make a great pair of goggles to go paint balling with. If that isn't possible what would be better using the red and blue paper, removing the the webcam internals and fill the housing with led's powered by a battery, Still situated on the top of the goggles. Or taping a digital camera instead of the PSP camera to it. What would have better quality for inferred? There's no point me demolishing a camera or a PSP if adding paper to the lens does as good of a job
Question by Lloyd;) | last reply
No more spaces available Check out these resources for hosting a build night! SEPTEMBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Lumi, the creator of a new DIY alternative to screen printing which uses photographic print dyes on textiles and natural materials, for our September 2013 build night. Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (1) Print Fabric with Light kit (color tbd) (1) 16oz bottle of Inkodye (color tbd) (1) Inkofilm (sufficient materials for 15-20 people) HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in September (any night) to host the workshop. Since Lumi needs light to work - we suggest hosting your workshop during a time with daylight. At the event create projects using materials from the Lumi kit. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 step-by-step Instructables using the Lumi products. Anyone from your space is welcome to post an Instructable that counts towards the 2. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from the May build night: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. RESOURCES: Lumi Instructables Lumi.co Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
50 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Monday, June 16. Accepted spaces will be notified by June 17. BUILD NIGHT DETAILS The Instructables team recently inherited 23 boxes of 10mm LEDs (approximately 110,000 LEDs) and we decided the best use for them would be a Build Night!! We want to see how EPIC you can get with a large amount of LEDs (although simple projects are fine as well). We will be selecting 50 spaces to receive the following (note these numbers are approximate): 8 bags of 10mm assorted color LEDs (approx. 2200 LEDs) ~$800 40 3V coin cell batteries ~$75 Bonus Giveaway: 2 spaces will be selected to receive 50 silly putty eggs, 10 lbs of black iron oxide (materials to make magnetic silly putty). There will be a special section on the signup form if you would like to be considered for this. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in July or August (any night) to host a project build night using the LEDs and batteries. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the LEDs. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process. YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by June 17 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the LEDs without completing this step. RESOURCES: LED Instructables Projects Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
I am trying to make DIY Night Vision Goggles. I have the first part, infrared led into a lightbulb. I need to find a good infrared camera, two actually. The target price is $80 and under to make it about the same as this, but with two cameras.
Topic by starwing123 | last reply
Thanks to all who came to the Halloween build night at Squid Labs! It was a great success! People built a number of really cool projects including one that got us quite a bit of attention this week. I'm sure you can guess which one.Check out more pictures over at the Flickr photoset.
Topic by ewilhelm
We had a really successful build night on June 25th at the Sydney office of the Nova Scotia Community Access Program. Our Build Night was centred around littleBits - an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets. We've been accumulating various art supplies, cardboard boxes, paper towel rolls, and plastic bottles over the last couple of weeks so we were ready to create. The littleBits tagline is "Build Something that Does Something" and we really took that and ran with it. Everyone had a great time! It was hard for some people to imagine how the modules would come together before getting to work with them, but everyone came away impressed. The possibilities are really endless in term of what you can create so we are really excited to have more Build Nights and camps for kids. One of the camps we will be holding is "Hack My Toy". More posts to come on our progress :) Rachael
Topic by NSCAP_CBC
Thank you to everyone who made YuKonstruct’s first build night a huge success! YuKonstruct is the first makerspace in Canada's north. We don’t officially open our doors for memberships until September but we’re excited to have already hosted some great events. This past Tuesday we had over 60 people, of all ages, in our makerspace for the Instructables LED Build Night. We had 3 different project kits prepared for people to make: LED Flower Brooch Mini LED Flashlight LED Clothes Peg Tampering Detector In addition to the project kits, we also had a table set up for kids to play with squishy circuits (conductive play dough), and lots of extra LEDs and craft materials for people to experiment with. Everyone left with a smile, some new knowledge about LEDs and of course, the project they built themselves. We’re extremely grateful to Instructables for sending us the LEDs that made it possible. We’re already looking forward to our next build night in September! But before then, there’s our Grand Ribbon Cutting Event happening Tuesday September 16, 2014 from 6-9pm. Mark it in your calendars!
Topic by YuKonstruct
Right, here's a question for the San Franciscans amongst you... What's to do overnight? Kitefamily land in SF on the 29th July, just before 11pm, so I reckon it will be at least midnight before we get out of the airport. Unfortunately, the apartment we have rented is not available until 1pm on the 30th. That's half a day to kill. If I was alone, that wouldn't be a problem, but I'll have Kitewife, Roger-X (15) & Conker-X (11) with me, as well as our luggage, after 16 hours on a plane. So, does anybody have a suggestion of what to do? Shall we be boring sensible, and book into a motel for a night? Or can you come up with something more interesting to do, that is also family and luggage friendly? A big ask, I know, but I'd like a good start to our month in SF. ------------------------------- EDIT: OK, so it looks like we're going to be staying in a motel. Anybody recommend a specific one? -------------------------------- FURTHER EDIT: Thanks, folks. We've decided to ne normal and sensible, and have booked that night in The Dylan. By the way... I AM VERY EXCITED!!
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
We down at the TechShop in Chandler, AZ have been eyeing littleBits since they first showed up on Kickstarter a couple of years ago... and boy did we ever luck out!!! Thanks to Instructables & littleBits, we are now proud owners of FOUR Deluxe Kits and several of littleBits' brand new At Heart modules. How? You might ask... Well Instructables runs a wonderful program referred to as Instructables Build Nights, where they and a sponsor send maker spaces, schools, libraries or other learning institutions a box of goodies (like littleBits) in return for hosting a build night. The build night is sort of a free for all to make stuff with whatever they send you, and in our case - it was open to everyone, especially kids. At the end of the build night, you submit three or more instructables for what you came up with during the allotted time. Fantastic, right?! So, what was our Build Night experience like? Well, when I got the box - I jumped up and down like a kid who just found out they were going to Disney World... and shouted "hooray Instructables! hooray littleBits!!!" and ran around telling everyone in the shop that they had arrived! I pulled them out and demonstrated how they worked to curious members who passed by, and the interest started to snowball from there. I went to the local thrift stores and found a bag of K'nex (awesome!), craft supplies, odds n ends, and pulled out the small shop supply of Legos. I spread everything out and hung a sign above, telling people to PLAY! Everyone was very excited for the event. Our members with families appreciate anything that can help them involve their kids in making early on. The evening of Build Night, I commandeered two of our shop tables. I set up one with a few laptops (for Arduino programming), and on the other I dumped out all of the littleBits. To the side I made a utility cart FULL of the aforementioned thrifted accoutrements. We had parents with kids from 5-16 come in, as well as curious members coming by to get a little break from their projects by playing! It was fantastic. One of our guests made an animated scene, that looked like a mini backdrop for a play or puppet show. One kid was completely taken by the buzzer, which was hilarious. We made a toy ferris wheel turn, a little roadster go, and lots of stuff light up... like el-wire fairy crowns! We came up with a few instructables as well, like this animated guy and this little dune buggy. I am still working on the last one, a game show buzz-in system involving arduino - that is a little more complicated than the other two... but it is coming soon. ;) Build Night was a hit. We've already had numerous requests to run a littleBits party once a month! We're developing specific programming for kids using littleBits, focusing more on how electronics work and the science behind the Bits! I can't wait to get more sets and watch our members continue to experiment with them! We feel so fortunate to have been given these sets, what an incredible gift! Thanks so much Instructables and littleBits! From all of us at TechShop Chandler, YOU ROCK! <3
Topic by coercionette
...when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there." Alright guys and gals, hope you are all well! I just wanted to take this chance before to big day to wish everyone here and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I wish that everyone receives happiness, health and hope for the next year to come. Hope you all have a good'n and lots of family fun.
Topic by Joe Martin | last reply
How would you like to cook with Solar power...after the sun went down? It looks like MIT is on to something for the next step in Green tech. I found this idea very inspiring and it really makes the mind think of other uses beside just cooking after dark with the Sun. Think about useing this as a home heating device or water heater. We could get millions of people off the electric grid with this type of invention if scaled up or engineered for the right useage. Any other ideas out there folks?
Topic by RedneckEngineer
#BUILDNIGHT 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: March 29th, 2015. Accepted spaces will be notified by March 30th, 2015. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. MAY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Strawbees, they make connectors to build epic structures with recycled plastics, for our SECOND May 2015 build night. You heard that correct! We’re running two build nights this May. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (1) Crazy Scientist Kit (includes 1034 connectors and 100 straws) HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in May to host a project build night using the Strawbees Crazy Scientist Kit. You can host multiple build nights during May to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Crazy Scientist Kit. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Strawbees Resources Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #STRAWBEES Twitter: @Instructables, @makestrawbees Instagram: @Instructables, @Strawbees https://www.facebook.com/strawbees https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this google form
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
Hello, I'm working on making a night vision monocular according to the tutorial at http://www.lucidscience.com/pro-night%20vision%20viewer-1.aspx but the viewfinder in the camcorder I got doesn't work. So I was wondering if anyone knew of a cheap (<$25) screen that I could display the output of a camera on. I'm open to all suggestions! Thanks a ton.
Question by Login258 | last reply
I'm interested in trying to make a faucet night light . (google it in images) - its a brass sill plat out door tap that looks like it has a water droplet and its illuminating GREEN ... I suspect it be fairly simple... to make the light go one or off - with a push button switch ( as the tap is screwed down) as for teh water droplet any ideas??? I was thinking a glob of silicone.. ???? ( Thoughts?) Where would I get the LED from and would it work with 110volts? I figure I could just get a small plug in the back of the faucet ? Looking for thoughts and ideas on how to make it...
Topic by rmwilson | last reply
I'm in a bit of a quandry here. I have a really fun project for the 'May 2015 Build Night with Raspberry Pi and Adafruit', but the thing is, I am having to pull on a variety of different resources and making discoveries as I go. Lots of these discoveries are valuable information I want to document to remember later. I *could* keep a private documented log, but where's the fun in that? I fancy using Hackaday.io for the in-situ build, then publish a nice polished Instructable once complete. To me, it seems the natural order of things, but I half-suspect I might be treading on someone's toes in the context of the Build Night. The big question here is: Should I log my progress on Hackaday.io? Yes...or No?
Topic by wooden_one | last reply
Hi! I need to build a circuit for a friend. He has a billboard that needs to be lighted every night, but it needs to be lighted only for about three hours (until he closes shop). The only problem is, there is no way to get mains power to the billboard, so we figured that we'd set a small 12v battery, solar cells, and some led tape, that would be enough. Now all i need is a 12v circuit that would detect low-light conditions (night) and would turn on a timer which would turn off the whole circuit after 3 hours. I searched the net and my local electronics stores, but couldn't find a circuit that would suit my needs... So any help would be greatly appreciated!
Question by Hrenowsky | last reply
Last year my house was egged in a drive by "shooting". in past years there were attempts at TPing my tree but its like 200' so it was a fail. Anyways i need suggestions on how to defend my house. so far i have Airsoft sniper in the tree Water hose Super Soaker Flame thrower Chasing them on a bike with a 100Db alarm on it MORE airsoft guns Paintball Bazooka "homemade" Camera flash for blinding them Firecrackers (possibly if i can find them in time) panic button for car alarm POSSIBLY putting a trail of gasoline on the road so in case of a drive by someone in the bush can light it and scare the crap out of driver and prevent them from leaving Playing random music VERY loud and getting like 10 people to give a GIANT group hug SMOKE BOMBS Night vision (kipkay design) pitch forks and torches Please any other ideas would be helpful
Question by tomtortoise | last reply