3D Printing Shop - Amsterdam

Hello! Print3D Matter are in the process of opening a 3D Printing and prototyping store in Amsterdam - www.print3dmatter.com. I would absolutely love to be approached by people interested in 3D prototyping and design.  We're a shop located in the heart of De Pijp, Amsterdam. That specialises in 3D printer & accessory sales, print on demand, design on demand and, well, we want to make loads of cool stuff in our store.  Contact me via the website or pop in - 182 Ferdinand Bolstraat, Amsterdam. Thanks, Print3D Matter

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Print3D Matter Store Amsterdam

Hello! Print3D Matter are Amsterdam only and largest 3D Printing and prototyping specialist store - www.print3dmatter.com. I would absolutely love to be approached by people interested in 3D prototyping, scanning and design. Whether you are looking for an internship, 3D information, our services, or just have a question; feel free to contact us. We're a shop located in the heart of De Pijp, Amsterdam. That specialises in 3D printer & accessory sales, print on demand, design on demand and, well, we want to make loads of cool stuff in our store. Contact me via the website or pop in - 182 Ferdinand Bolstraat, Amsterdam. Thanks, Print3D Matter team 020 470 23 14 Ferdinand Bolstraat 182 1072 LV Amsterdam

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I am going

I may be gone from instructables for three days... :( I am going on a family holiday to Amsterdam, Netherlands. I have never been there before... I will try take some photos of Amsterdam before I come back and show it to yall. Leaving on Thursday, 11, September, 2008. Returning on Sunday, 14, September, 2008.

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Programmers can you help me?

Programmer for an art project? I can give you an excellent opportunity to learn some things about insect detectors, and to challenge your creativity! I need a some help from a programmer/ technical person for my art project (immediately)- Short about the project: The Project is planned for the end exam exhibition at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, June/ July 2008, but might also be shown at later occasions. The work is an installation with video projections, machines and live insects. A box is located on the top of a pedestal. The box contains crane flies, which will be seen through a small window. The crane fly's movements are intercepted by sensors which translates the movements to commands for a machine. The walls in the room are covered by video projections. By means of wires, the machine can move around in the whole room. Technically what I need is: Through an actometer (insect movement detector) the electric impulses created by the movement of the insects, can be viewed in a software on a computer. What i need to do is to use the graph of movements in the software to send output commands to a machine (made by me, controlled by Remote controlls). I am not sure of how this can be done in the best way possible, but I have some suggestions which I can explain more precisely later on. I am looking for someone who have knowledge in terms of programming, and could be able to come up with a good solution, as well as maybe collaborating/ helping me out with my project. Please let me know if you are interested, know someone or know where I should go to meet the right people here in amsterdam. All answers are appreciated! Thank you in advance Andrea

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Visit the Instructables Restaurant in Amsterdam September 22, 23, 24

Join me in Amsterdam for the opening of the Instructables Restaurant! I will be at the Picnic 2010 Festival in Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, the Netherlands September 22-24 where I will help Arne Hendriks and Bas van Abel, Fablab Amsterdam, Waag Society open the restaurant.  They did all the hard work, I think I'm just going to cut a ribbon with a giant pair of novelty scissors!  Watch this forum topic for the latest information on when to come, and where and when we'll be having an Instructables meet-up.  In fact, you may be needed to help build furniture for the restaurant -- instructions on Instructables!  Instructables meet-up outside of PICNIC:  Thursday 2010-09-23 5:30 PM at the big field in Westerpark.  You'll know you're in the right spot if you see bamboo sculptures and a bike racing track.

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Research on DIY: Looking for Volunteers in- and around Amsterdam

Hi all, My name is Tal Amram, graduate student of Industrial Design at the Delft University of Engineering. For my graduation assignment I’m setting up a study about the potential benefits of ‘connected objects’ in an Internet of Things for creative processes of the Maker community. More specifically, I am aiming my study at ‘Home Improvement’, interpreted also as the making of furniture, lighting, home decoration or domotics.  For this study I am looking for volunteers in Amsterdam (or its proximity) to execute a small Home Improvement design assignment (for your own home) that takes a week, on which you will spend about 20-30 minutes per day. You eligible if you have experience with making things to improve your home environment and have worked with 3D-printers before. You will be provided by me with a package that contains a logbook with short assignments and some materials to use for simple prototypes or inspiration. This week starts on Monday, November 23rd and ends on Monday November 30th with a session in the Waag FabLab from 19:00 - 20:30. During this session, I will host a group discussion with all six participants during which we will share our experiences and discuss our separate processes. I will reserve the 3D-printer for (- and preceding) this session so as to make it possible to materialise your design. I would love to hear if you, or perhaps anyone you know, would be interested in participating in this study! Please contact me via my e-mail address as provided below. Feel free to contact me also in case you have any questions or remarks about this study or my project in general. t.amram@tudelft.nl Best Regards, Tal Amram

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where the best place for cheap pc parts in amsterdam? Answered

Where the best place for cheap pc parts in amsterdam? like cddrives usb sticks cardreaders graphics cards harddrives and the rest of pc stuff like motherbords sorry about spelling

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How do you approach local instructables members?

Is there a way to know who is an instructables fan in a certain location? I would like to get together for local projects based on instructables.com. I'm based in Amsterdam and would like to invite other Amsterdam based instructables members.

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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. 

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Time for another SF Make Out

I'm holding another "Make Out" making in public event this Thursday, April 21st at the Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco. What is it: 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 if you have one (and it's appropriate to have it in a public cafe.  So no flame throwers or full-sized space ships.) Or just bring yourself.  Last time we had a full range of bakers, craters, hackers, technologists, and the curious and it was a really great time. When: April 21 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.

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Fablab in the Netherlands

Here I put a list of places where you can go if you need to fabricate something (I still need to try them): Den Haag http://cabfablab.nl/ Amsterdam http://fablab.waag.org/

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Dutch OSSENWORST recipe, anyone?? Answered

Had Ossenworst (or AwesomeBest as ive started referring to it!) in amsterdam, and really loved it. its a course, tender, raw beef sausage eaten in the netherlands. so good! i would like a recipe, but haven't had any luck thus far... anyone know? thanks!

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Anyone know how to prepare traditional Dutch RAW HERRING? Answered

Anyone know how to prepare traditional Dutch RAW HERRING? the kind that is just eaten raw with or without onions as a snack. i was recently in amsterdam and loved it! i live in new york city tho, and haven't found it here yet.  i know there is brining involved, and i think something about enzyme preserving... but haven't found any 'recipes' online... Advice?? 

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Programmers can you help me?

I can give you an excellent opportunity to learn some things about insect detectors, and to challenge your creativity! I need a some help from a programmer/ technical person for my art project (immediately)- Short about the project: The Project is planned for the end exam exhibition at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, June/ July 2008, but might also be shown at later occasions. The work is an installation with video projections, machines and live insects. A box is located on the top of a pedestal. The box contains crane flies, which will be seen through a small window. The crane fly's movements are intercepted by sensors which translates the movements to commands for a machine. The walls in the room are covered by video projections. By means of wires, the machine can move around in the whole room. Technically what I need is: Through an actometer (insect movement detector) the electric impulses created by the movement of the insects, can be viewed in a software on a computer. What i need to do is to use the graph of movements in the software to send output commands to a machine (made by me, controlled by Remote controlls). I am not sure of how this can be done in the best way possible, but I have some suggestions which I can explain more precisely later on. I am looking for someone who have knowledge in terms of programming, and could be able to come up with a good solution, as well as maybe collaborating/ helping me out with my project. Please let me know if you are interested, know someone or know where I should go to meet the right people here in amsterdam. All answers are appreciated! Thank you in advance Andrea

Topic by andamiranda 


Apple G4, useful?

A friend, who knows I love to demolish things, just gave me an old powermac G4. The freaking thing still works! It has a HDD of 26 and one of 6Gb, as well as an Iomega Zip drive and a CD-R. I'm no fan of apple or anything i-****, but the machine seems to be well built, seems to be a waste to just rip apart for a power supply, some fans and a few super magnets. The university of Amsterdam used to have quite a lot of them in the days... Can this machine still serve a serious purpose (add some value above and beyond a contemporary windows 7/ XP computer)? How about installing new software (no idea about what is available or can be run on OS9.2) Perhaps there is niche software for it, where to find it...?

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Upcoming Pizza Contest

That's right, Instructables is finally having a pizza contest.  But this is no ordinary, run-of-the-mill pizza contest, this contest is to benefit the Instructables Restaurant, and the winning entries will actually be served up during PICNIC in Amsterdam this September! We want your signature recipes for homemade crust, sauce, cheese and toppings.  Made your own wood-fired pizza oven?  Show us!  Discovered the perfect combination of ingredients?  Share!  Anything to do with pizza, we want to see it. Will there be great prizes in addition to fame and international recognition?  You know there will. So get ready, cause pizza party is 'bout to drop! Special thanks to target022 for taking my favorite picture of pizza so far that I can't resist using over and over!

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Please join the Instructables Restaurant

I will open an open-source restaurant that is completely made of, and only serves food based on the original instructables all the members on instructables.com have made or will make. I mean, every chair, dishwasher, menucard, light etc. and all the food, will together be the restaurant. And I would like to ask you guys for your brilliant, funny, original ideas concerning all aspects restauranty. Inside the restaurant everything will be presented with the original instruction and accreditation to the maker. I have been involved in several pilot and concept restaurants in the past like Food Facility, a restaurant based on take-out restaurants by Catalonian designer Marti Guixe, and The Micro-Green Restaurant by Debra Solomon of culiblog.org. Both at Mediamatic in Amsterdam, where I was at the time working as an exhibition maker. I would appreciate it so much if you'd get involved in this and share your ideas with me to make it into an incredible creative place for adventurous diners, and maybe the first open source restaurant ever created (but i'm not sure about that and I guess it doesn't really matter anyway). In some restaurants you can buy the stuff you see, in this restaurant you'll go home knowing how to re-create what you just enjoyed, be it the food or the chair you sat on.If you like it, please join the group about this: https://www.instructables.com/group/instructables-restaurant/

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Please join the Instructables Restaurant.

I will open an open-source restaurant that is completely made of, and only serves food based on the original instructables all the members on instructables.com have made or will make. I mean, every chair, dishwasher, menucard, light etc. and all the food, will together be the restaurant. And I would like to ask you guys for your brilliant, funny, original ideas concerning all aspects restauranty. Inside the restaurant everything will be presented with the original instruction and accreditation to the maker. I have been involved in several pilot and concept restaurants in the past like Food Facility, a restaurant based on take-out restaurants by Catalonian designer Marti Guixe, and The Micro-Green Restaurant by Debra Solomon of culiblog.org. Both at Mediamatic in Amsterdam, where I was at the time working as an exhibition maker. I would appreciate it so much if you'd get involved in this and share your ideas with me to make it into an incredible creative place for adventurous diners, and maybe the first open source restaurant ever created (but i'm not sure about that and I guess it doesn't really matter anyway). In some restaurants you can buy the stuff you see, in this restaurant you'll go home knowing how to re-create what you just enjoyed, be it the food or the chair you sat on.If you like it, please join the group about this: https://www.instructables.com/group/instructables-restaurant/

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Instructables Restaurant at PICNIC 2010

I was honored to be asked to open an Instructables Restaurant in Amsterdam as part of the 2010 PICNIC festival.  Faithfully following recipes submitted to our Pizza contest, chefs from Eetcafe De Zwijger served three different types of pizza in an intimate setting within the festival, next to the mobile Fablab.  Each day, the crew served around 50 pizzas split equally between Homemade Pizza Margherita, Rose Garden Pizza, and Flammkuchen - the other type of pizza. The Instructables Restaurant is a combination concept art piece and experimental business model.  What would an open-source restaurant look like?  Can an open-source menu allow patrons to form a deeper relationship with the chef and the food?  Would people show up just to learn how to do it themselves?  With funding from the Waag Society, the creators of the restaurant, Arne Hendricks and Bas van Abel, are trying to answer these questions.  With my permission, they chose to leverage the Instructables brand in their initial "pop-up" restaurants, which have included a Cheesecake cart, DIY BBQ, and a soup night in addition to the Pizza restaurant -- all described on their Instructables Restaurant Blog. The space created for the restaurant at Picnic was great, and probably better than any live event I've ever organized for Instructables.  Two things that worked really well deserve to be specifically pointed out:  handing out comment sheets with each slice of pizza, and tear-away handouts with the recipes and instructions for furniture and decorations.  In one of the images below, you can see a collection of comments about the pizza submitted by tasters.  The handouts had links to the website and short forms of the step-by-step instructions emphasizing that anyone could make the pizza, furniture, or lighting themselves.  (The pads of handouts were especially appealing to me, because literally the next day at NYC Maker Faire, the wind was threatening to blow our business-card-format project cards all over.)  Scanned versions of the handouts are included in the slideshow below: See this slideshow here:  Instructables Restaurant Handouts Arne calls the Instructables Restaurant a "question."  If the answer to his question is yes there is something to an open-source restaurant, he has a spot in mind for a fixed-location version.  I can't wait to eat there. A brief aside: I'm a few inches above average height in the US, but in Holland, I'm short! The Dutch are enormous, as you can see in the group image with the five of us at the restaurant. Looking up to meet people's eyes was an interesting and fun change. More images of the Instructables Restaurant here on Flickr.

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