CPU architecture idea/concept? Answered

I don't know much about CPUs or computers for that matter, but why hasn't anyone got the idea to take a multicore CPU architecture, and stagger the clock frequency of each core and have one shared cache memory between them all in the center so that the 4 cores can run one thread of machine code super fast? I'd imagine the reason we don't see clock frequencies greater than 4GHz is a problem with getting silicon to switch at those frequencies (maybe internal parasitic inductive and capacitive effects at the silicon level?) hence why multicore processors have become a thing? The problem I see with multicore CPUs is that programs need to be written in such a way so they can take advantage of parallel processing threads, and some tasks simply do not lend themselves well to parallel processing. Also, what is it about a CPU that determines the performance? It can't be just clock frequency(s) and the number of CPU cores, surely it has to do with some architecture and instruction-set stuff, but what exactly?

Question by -max- 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Arch:How can I make the inner shell so it resists stepping on and it's curved?

To do a low poly covering of this is easy, but what could I do to make it curved?

Topic by DIAGONALLIS 1 year ago


Convert a picture of a structure into plans for its surfaces?

I saw a program to do this, but when I tried to purchase it, it had been acquired by another company and taken off market. Essentially, a photo showing two sides of a structure allowed calculations to be made, and then represented as two "flats". I think Railroad Model Craftsman (magazine) laid out a manual approach to this. Electronically, you would be able to reshape the surfaces as well; e.g. bricks.

Question by Doc Holliday 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Plastics modeling techniques?

Hey im and architecture student and im wanting to experient with a moldable plastic (in model building) to design a sculptural screen wall. To replicate a "nurbs" surface that is digitally modeled, so its all wavey and stuff. If anyone has any suggestions on material or modeling techniques let me know! thanks

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


How to build a 2D pen plotter for 24"x36" paper?

My dad's pretty attached to his 30 year old pen plotter since it will draw on 24"x36" paper(he used to be a draftsman), but he wants a new computer. I need to find out if it would be easier to build one from scratch rather than try to find drivers? I'm thinking on something related to the drawbot? He probably won't let me hack the parts from the old one to make a new one, which might make life easier. Unfortunately, I have programming skills limited to "Hello world". Design constraints: 24" wide paper width (adjustable?) 36" or more length, would be awesome if it was able to use paper rolls (Might need to batch the drawing in sections for this) USB would help Must support multiple passes for colored inks, or else upgrade to 4 pen system Thanks! -GreatPanda

Question by greatpanda 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do you build an onion dome ? Like on St Basil's Cathedral in Red Square?

How did they build those domes on the towers ? Are the domes wood or brick ? Some have a neat spiral pattern to them also . Are they covered in sheet metal ? I have been researching this online and through inter-library loans and find nothing about how only who or why . Ivan the Terrible had it built by Postnik Yakovlev actually the Cathedral of The Intercession of the Virgin to honor a military victory in Kazan.

Question by randomray 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Creating a Twitter Controlled building for a Twitter office: What are the possibilities?

I'm thinking that trending topics can influence the building live; ie the wall morphs into the shape of #obama if he is trending, or the roof changes shape to reflect areas of the office making an image of #newsinternational etc.  You get the idea.  I'm trying to brain storm to work out what, in the building can move in accordance with live tweets.  It could be the roof opens when @BBCweather tag #sunny over london.  Honestly any ideas, concepts or technologies that I will need to know about would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Tom

Question by tomgreenfield_17 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Creating a Twitter Controlled building for a Twitter office: What are the possibilities?

I'm thinking that trending topics can influence the building live; ie the wall morphs into the shape of #obama if he is trending, or the roof changes shape to reflect areas of the office making an image of #newsinternational etc.  You get the idea.  I'm trying to brain storm to work out what, in the building can move in accordance with live tweets.  It could be the roof opens when @BBCweather tag #sunny over london.  Honestly any ideas, concepts or technologies that I will need to know about would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Tom

Topic by tomgreenfield_17 6 years ago


Free Design Course This October

I thought this looked like something that would appeal to other members of instructables. This coursera course  "Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society" is run by Professor Karl T. Ulrich from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. It is totally free and runs for 8 weeks from Oct 21st 2013: https://www.coursera.org/course/design?utm_classid=971091&utm;_nottype=course.newsession.signup&utm;_notid=1166&utm;_linknum=1 "This is a course aimed at making you a better designer. The course marries theory and practice, as both are valuable in improving design performance. Lectures and readings will lay out the fundamental concepts that underpin design as a human activity. Weekly design challenges test your ability to apply those ideas to solve real problems. The course is deliberately broad - spanning all domains of design, including architecture, graphics, services, apparel, engineered goods, and products"

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


Tree house book

Hello everyone!!I'm looking for a book on tree house construction. I'm not interested in looking at images of various tree houses that have been built but I would really like to find clever details that deal with the construction of a tree house in a ''tree friendly'' manner. Does anybody have any ideas?Thank you in advance,

Question by alison katri 12 days ago  |  last reply 11 days ago


Crazy Dr. Seuss-style House

Check out this NYTimes slideshow of an absolutely awesome house on Long Island!None of the surfaces are level, everything is brightly colored, and you'd have to hang curtains to get any privacy. The architects included poles to help people stay upright when climbing around. I totally want one of these... From the article:The house is off-limits to children, and adults are asked to sign a waiver when they enter. The main concern is the concrete floor, which rises and falls like the surface of a vast, bumpy chocolate chip cookie.But, for Arakawa, 71, an artist who designed the house with his wife, Madeline Gins, the floor is a delight, as well as a proving ground.As he scampered across it with youthful enthusiasm on a Friday evening in March, he compared himself to the first man to walk on the moon. "If Neil Armstrong were here, he would say, "This is even better!Then Ms. Gins, 66, began holding forth about the health benefits of the house, officially called Bioscleave House (Lifespan Extending Villa). Its architecture makes people use their bodies in unexpected ways to maintain equilibrium, and that, she said, will stimulate their immune systems."They ought to build hospitals like this," she said.A reporter, who thinks they should never, ever build hospitals like this, tried to go with the flow.

Topic by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Something from Nothing: Films on Design & Architecture

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

Topic by YBCA 8 years ago


3d Printed Concrete Forms for Architectural Post Tensioned Concrete Sculptures

I am looking at the feasibility of 3D printing concrete forms to make a staircase that goes up a 4' retaining wall. The forms would be cylindrical, split in half, and during the pour would be supported using a wood support system. Ideally I would have one main highly curved support "column" (think more of a snake or spaghetti noodle) with then stairs that slide in via a mortise and tenon type connection. The stairs would be poured individually in a separate production process than the main support. I plan on using a combination of a wire mesh, rebar and tension cables for the concrete reinforcement. The tension cables would run the length of the main support beam and would be hydraulically tensioned just before the formwork was removed. I have ample concrete experience as a civil engineer and a construction manager but this idea seems like I need some outside input.Does anyone have any experience 3d printing concrete forms. What is the best material that will hold up to the moisture and high alkalinity of concrete?At this point I have no real conceptual drawings but I'm looking to see if any similar projects have been attempted and hopefully learn and improve on them!

Topic by cjh83 7 months ago


Under That Umbrella

More innovation from Japan. This looks more like a tent than a house to me, but it's definitely waterproof. Looking at the pictures toward the bottom of the page, it's surprisingly spacious and perfect for all sorts of circular socializing.Link via Make: blog

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


Converting a .dwg into a .stl for 3D printing a house design (Converting to watertight mesh/ 3d volume)

Hey you guys,I am hoping to use the powers of a crowd to find a quick answer to my problem. I have the architectural Design (.dwg) of a given house (simple model for comparison attached). I need to convert this into a .stl file, preferrably using Fusion360 or Autocad. (newest Version)I understand that the type of the walls and roof is not a 3D volumetric type or a watertight mesh, so the question is how to get there. (Also: of what type of "structure" are these walls - I mean .. they are 3D?)I am an electronics engineer by training, so my CAD knowledge is rather restricted to PCB design. I would be pleased if you can help me out with this, so I can get back to those PCB's :)Thank you guys a lot!lusch

Question by lusch 2 months ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


Giant Robot Architecture Talk by Greg Lynn in Berkeley

Here is an interesting talk from the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium of the Berkeley Center for New Media...Giant Robot ArchitectureGreg Lynn, UCLA & Angewandte, ViennaMonday, Feb 4, 7:30-9:00pm- Note Special Location: Berkeley Art Museum Theater- Enter on Dwight Ave: http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/visit/visitor- Lecture is free and open to the publicAbstractRobots. In my office, my staff keeps asking for more new machines, and every time I get a new machine, I fire two or three people. By extrapolation, in the next few years I will be sitting in an office by myself with a bunch of robots. We have is a very large CNC (computer numerically controlled) cutting machine, a laser cutter, a 3d printer, and soon we will have a robotic articulated arm. All of these things let us do studies of models, which are very important to architects, but what they also let us do is learn machine language. We spend more and more time talking to machines; speaking their language. It is very easy for us to go to any country that has an automobile industry or an aircraft industry and give their machines instructions and do things with these large machines at an architectural scale that is very perfunctory and affordable. The spread of machine language and programming is more significant than the Anglicization of the world. Learning to talk to robots is very important to my field of design.Speaker BioGreg Lynn is a leading pioneer at the intersection of computing, design, and architecture. His architectural designs have been exhibited in both architecture and art museums including the 2000 Venice Biennale of Architecture where he represented the United States in the American Pavilion. His work is in the permanent collections of CCA, SFMoMA, and MoMA and has been exhibited at the Pompidou, Beyeler, Cooper Hewitt, MAK, MoCA, NAI,Carnegie, ICA and Secession museums among others. In addition to his architectural work, his Alessi "Supple"Mocha Cups and his Vitra "Ravioli" Chair are in production and have been inducted into the Museum of Modern Art's Permanent Collection. He received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award in 2003. In 2002, he left his position as the Professor of Spatial Conception and Exploration at the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) and became an Ordentlicher University Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.He is studio professor of Architecture at UCLA and the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University. Greg Lynn holds degrees in architecture and philosophy and received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Academy of Fine Arts &Design; in Bratislava. In 2001, Time Magazine named him one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st century. In 2005, Forbes Magazine named him one of the ten most influential living architects.http://www.glform.comMore info on the colloquium here.

Topic by noahw 11 years ago


architecture for grade 4-6, need lighting ideas

I volunteer on Saturdays in Watts/LA for a program with kids from grades 4-6. The program involves 6-8 week "classes" taught by volunteers, and I'm an assistant for a new class on architecture. We're building a structure, and I want to include both lighting and sound. For lighting, I sincerely apologize, I have no experience and not much time, can someone recommend a simple way to let the kids build some different LED effects, ideally AC powered, that they could incorporate into the scaffolding we built last week in first class (the structure will be about 6x6feet.) The second question, I think sound is essential to architecture, I happen to have some sanyo MP3 players, I was thinking of buying small MP3 speakers for each, and then letting kids experiment with what a wash of different sounds and music would sound like within the structure.Amazon MP3 speakers start at 20$. Any other options? I think it would be great to have strpped down speakers so that kids can build the speaker housing to incorporate into the architecture.  I can find + and - on a battery. Thats about the level of my competence.

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


Spinning Skyscraper + Damper Ball

For the civil engineers out there, check out this daring piece of architecture: a tower whose floors are independent and can turn on voice command. Each floor is built pre-fabricated off-site and then attached to the tower, and the building creates its own energy using wind turbines and solar power. Of course, for the building to look as smooth as it does below, you'll have to ask all of your neighbors to turn their houses or offices just so.Link via GizmodoOn the subject of skyscrapers, there's more--an insight into how the Taipei 101, the world's second tallest building (at the moment), survived the May earthquake in Sichuan, China. The building uses a 728-ton ball, suspended between five floors in the upper part of the tower, to damp vibrations from high winds or ground tremors. You can watch a video of the damper ball moving during the earthquake here.Link via Gizmodo and Deputy Dog

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


Help With New Project Ideas

Hi there! I am really wanting to make something over the summer or in general over the year however I am having trouble figuring something out something that would be pretty cool and helps with learning about the subject. I already have 2 projects going at the moment, I am learning python and creating a game with it. I need another project that could take be from 2 months to a year. It also needs to be complex, I really like a challenge :). Lastly it needs to be relatively cheap, cost could be up to $200.  Thanks and have a great day :) 

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


Construct Houses with DISCARDED PLASTIC BOTTLES

Check out the New innovation in construction using discarded plastic bottles...Think it is not strong enough ? heres the link to the instructable..https://www.instructables.com/id/New-Innovation-in-Construction-using-Waste-Plastic/

Topic by nav.sparx 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Outsourcing CAD Drafting Services

CAD Drafting Services Unlock the Future" Yantram is an AutoCAD outsourcing service catering to many consultants, CAD Scanning Service Company, contractors, engineers in the construction & real estate industry.CAD Drafting Services in India proves the trust clients keep on them by delivering high-end CAD Drafting Services like HVAC Drafting, Architectural CAD Drafting, from the group of expert CAD Designing Professionals (CAD Draftsman). There are various forms of commenting Yantram is an Auto CAD outsourcing service catering to many consultants, firm, contractors, engineers in the construction & real estate industry. As being PDF to CAD Conversion Company Today's most competitive work enables us to work with more safety. Drawings received for review must be returned with comments, even if the comments are "all perfect; go ahead" or "this is totally not what we wanted; we are finishing this off ourselves". In each case the architectural CAD drafting service is on hold, waiting for the next move, and, is technically, on the client's hire till then.In this article, we look at the prevalent processes in reviewing drawings remotely when outsourcing architectural CAD drafting services. Yantram Outsourcing CAD Drafting Company in India support your 2D CAD drafting services , CAD Design & CAD Conversion Services requirements. Our team is highly proficient CAD Designer and expert in CAD Design &CAD Drafting Process. Author: Ruturaj Desai Yantram Architectural CAD Drafting http://architectural-design.outsourcing-services-india.com

Topic by cadyantram 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I want to make an instructables challenge! Clay foundation for 0g Space Architecture!

How do I do it? I was thinking to do it on meetups but I can modulate to be on this site, how would I do this? (I need microfunding of 5 dollars on the site meetups.com so I can post events around the world looking like this:)  “Colab Clay Games for making the World's First 0GSpace Architecture Modules! ”    where: Clay Sculptor Co-organizors around the world choose a good place with clay. There are  “Chefs” that would cut the clay in different shapes to give to the Artists/Creators  to make 0gravity modules of rooms and living spaces, with some sort of tech or texture built in it, colab or solo, at the end of the event gets uploaded to the cloud.   People are Welcome to bring good vibes, wine and make clay massages to each other, because God knows working with Clay is tough.

Topic by DIAGONALLIS 1 year ago


How to make a cHAllenge? 0g Spacial Arch with clay concept

How do i sign in for a challenge? you know other websites were I could advertise this? like meetups events , other? I want to start a cloud for design concepts for 0 gravity Architecture - no straight walls

Topic by DIAGONALLIS 1 year ago


How to Make My Own Tablet PC? Anyone can recommend me, what is the best possible solutions?

I would like to know the process of making my own tablet pc. I would like to make multi touch, latest ARM architecture processor and motherboard, wifi, bluetooth and all other latest features with minimum 80GB storage space and 12 hrs minimum battery backup and HD supportive. How much it will cost? where i will get latest ARM processor and motherboard? How the programming part? I would like to integrate my own embedded application in a linux OS or Android platform, can anyone support me to move forward with this project?

Question by dmitritech 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3D relief Keystone image of Violin and Microscope to place on building about 1 ft square

Would like to stick on side of a building these images for art and science.  Can someone make these in wood  or stone rather than casting them in cement?   Does this make sense?

Topic by ronjoebon 5 years ago


how general os scheduling is different from rtos scheduling ?

Scheduling for rtos and general operating system scheduling for rtos - rtos use time sharing architecture where each task assigned small slice of time to execute its instruction before switching to another task how general os scheduling is different from rtos scheduling ?

Question by vead 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What's a good wall color for a room with dark green carpet?

Currently the walls and ceilings are white, and the carpet as stated is dark green. It feels very cold in that room. It is northeast facing. Photo is of shoes on the carpet in this room.

Question by Pompom 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Stylish birdfeeders - art and function

I came across these stylish birdfeeders via Notcot. Abstract, architecturally minimalist, functional... ... copyable. These are welded and painted steel, and presented as "affordable" (although I think it's a bit cheeky to call a bird table "Cheepie" and then charge $125...) - if you need a new bird feeder, have a look at Joe Papendick's Etsy shop.  If nothing else, you'll get inspriation...

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


Did anyone have a problem installing Google SketchUp? Answered

When I tried to install Google SketchUp on my Dell Studio laptop I got this message: An error ocurred during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft, VC 80. CRT, type= "win 32", version= '8.0.50727.4053", publicKeyToken= "1fc8b3b9a1eb", processor Architecture= "x86". Please refer to Help and Support for more information. HRESULT: 0x8007054F. Thank you for your help!

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


How would I power this?

Light up your next project. RadioShack EL Tape allows you to create your custom lighting solutions. You can be creative with fashion, architectural accents, automotive installations and much more. It's lightweight, flexible and easy to install, even in hard to reach areas. Width: 1cm, color: blue, size: 14*1100MM, pack: 1 meter/roll, lighting size: 10*1000MM Working voltage: AC100V, working frequency: 1600Hz, power: <1.0W, brightness: 30-50cd/cm

Question by csphar 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


HS Tech Director, teaching positions in SF

A friend forwarded this job posting, figuring Instructables users might be interested!It sounds like a fun place to work:Lick-Wilmerding is a pretty cool high school in San Francisco. Bothour daughters went there. They have a full mandatory shop course forall students -- woodworking, metalworking, glass, architecture, etc.This is a job posting for a new tech director.Job posting info here. They also have listings for English, History, and Math teaching positions.

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


Intel desktop processors all use 64-bit, is 32-bit possible? Answered

I am going to use an Intel i7 in a computer I'm helping design, and we have noticed something very strange. All Intel desktop processors, including the Core 2, use the 64-bit Intel Architecture. Do you think any of these would also support 32-bit? They must, because there are hundreds of Core 2's being sold every day, and they are usually 32-bit.

Question by puffyfluff 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Pumping Water in the Arctic!

As a small background to the project I am working on: I am currently doing my Masters of Architecture in Copenhagen, and we are designing devices to bring on our expedition to the North Pole, and I am harnessing salt water to pump through salt water batteries. My question is then: What kind of pump do I need to pump water up 2 meters? I don't need much water coming up at once, just needs to be constant. I am also looking for the most energy efficient way of doing this, any know of something? Any help is much appreciated! :) Thanks, AD

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


Is it possible to make an iphone/android app that runs full windows 7?

Is it possible to make such an app that detects all the phone's hardware and runs it at full speed (the app should not emulate hardware)? This app would need to recognize the touch screen as a touch input interface (not an emulated mouse). When the app starts up, it should close out all other system tasks and dedicate the system resources to the app so it can get the maximum amount of RAM/CPU. Also, the OS would probably need to run off a hard disk image file on a 16GB/32GB SD card. If possible, a network interface through 3G/WiFi would be great. Before you say that windows 7 is in x86/x64 architecture and doesn't support ARM architecture, that is another thing this app should accomplish. I noticed that the windows 7 system requirements were a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and at least . Phones meet those requirements. PS: Right now I am running windows 95 under a QEMU app on my android phone and it runs extremely slow since the whole PC is being emulated (and my phone is only 800MHz and has not all that much RAM). I've tried to run ubuntu on my phone (android is linux based). It worked perfectly, but due to not enough free RAM and the 800MHz CPU, it was very slow (but not as slow as emulated windows!). On a 1Ghz phone, ubuntu appears to run perfectly. If you can come up with an app like this (or find one on google), please post a download link to the site/download link. Thanks, Absol32

Question by epicnoobpwn 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Post your poems!

hey friends, post your poems for reading and discussion, don't be friendly only harsh criticism welcome can't wait! I'll go first: Les makaga-couple packages, she spoke Sniffin my pure sport Sittin on me Les makaga-couple packages Of Raymond noodles baybee Eyein me like i’m crazy All low   You need some chapstick, she spoke And it ain’t no joke My lips are chapter 2 Dried up like raisins

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


Radio Mod?

I would like to mod a handheld radio (or even a analogue tv but radio would be better) to get to listen to higher frequencies than normally available. I'd Like to hit the 1420Mhz mark approximately but with little electrical engineering or architecture experience, I'm not certain how? Which might make a TV easier to get there as UHF covers that right? (still safer to play with a battery powered radio than a 240V powered one) I figured there is someone out there with the ability to figure out what components need changing? The variable resistor that tunes it perhaps? If you'd rather post an instructable I'll follow that or just tell me what needs replacing with what? Any Ideas?? Thanks

Question by Mr E Man 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Lego Creations

I came across not one, but two very cool Lego sculptures. The first is a perfect rendering of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, one of the most famous houses in architecture. Make sure to check out the original pictures of the house along with the Lego reproduction if you haven't seen the house before.The second is a must-see for all Star Wars fans: a nearly 4,000 piece, $400 dollar Lego Death Star diorama. It comes complete with Lego-ized versions of all of the major characters and depicts 14 scenes from the IV and VI. Bad news for all you Jar Jar Binks fans, though: Lego Jar Jar is not included in this set.Villa Savoye via MakeDeath Star

Topic by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


PS3 programming course @ MIT

MIT has a playstation 3 programming course: Learn and Compete in Programming the PLAYSTATION3 Cell Processor This course is a brand new IAP 2007 class offering open to all MIT students (undergraduates and graduates). Students will spend several weeks learning about new multicore architectures and parallel programming patterns, and will design and implement projects to run directly on the new PLAYSTATION3 consoles. The course will culminate in an exciting competition at the end of IAP, and prizes will be awarded to the best projects. The course will give students hands on experience in parallel programming in an exciting and relevant context.All the course materials (lectures etc.) are online. If you were curious about programming the CELL processor, this looks like a great intro...Access the course here

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


Survey for makers on new industrial revolution & makers movement

Dear makers,I'd like to kindly ask you to contribute with your time and your opinions to my survey on http://survey.gregor-design.eu/As part of my research internship, I am working on the subject of the new industrial revolution, third places, digital manufacturing and their effect on our lives, on education, on work, on architecture and their capabilities. to produce social innovation.In this study, I try to find an answer to the following questions: Who is the maker? What are his/hers motives ? How does he/she see the present and the future? This movement, is it viable? Does this have the potential to reshape our society?THANK YOU very much!!

Topic by Dalia Ge 8 months ago


Individual upcycling!

Dear all,  I am a PhD student in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University. My research is on ‘Individual Upcycling’ – creation or modification of any product out of used materials in an attempt to create a product of higher quality or value than the compositional elements at the household level (including creative reuse and refurbishment). Would you be kind enough to go to the link below and take 10 minutes to complete my online survey? http://goo.gl/forms/8AnVU9fwCw  I need around 50 people for the pilot study hopefully by end of this Month. Your time and participation will be very much appreciated! Thank you very much in advance for your kind help. Yours sincerely, Kyungeun Sung PhD candidate Nottingham Trent University

Topic by skesung 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


UK Residency Opportunity (Engineers, Makers, Designers)

The Victoria & Albert Museum have announced a residency programme that might be right up your street: We have just issued a new open call for a one year residency targeted at UK based engineers, makers and designers who wish to develop their practice by responding in their own way to the rich engineering heritage of the Museum – from the Collection’s origins in the Great Exhibition of 1851 and architectural history of the site, to the pioneering engineering systems at work in the Museum’s ongoing Exhibition Road Building Project.   We are ideally looking an engineer and welcome applications from practitioners from a variety of engineering disciplines (structural, civil, mechanical, engineering design, electrical, biological etc.) but we also welcome applications from makers and designers with a demonstrated interest in engineering. The resident should be interested in engaging with an operational building site and live architecture project. At the same time, he/she should be keen to develop public programmes with a range of different audiences linked to the Museum’s 2016 Engineering Season. We are therefore looking for practitioners who want to use this residency to create, build and present their work to the public while allowing museum visitors to follow their work in progress and understand their creative process through open studios, workshops, talks and other participatory programmes. http://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/artists-residence-va/new-open-call-exhibition-road-engineering-residency Information for applicants Residency period: April 2016 – April 2017 Bursary: £10,000 for twelve months (subject to tax and national insurance) Studio at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington An additional budget for production of public-facing activities or displays Deadline for applications: midnight, 17 January 2016 Interview date: 26 January 2016

Topic by Kiteman 3 years ago


Foldable floating house for two

Hello everyone. I have plans for foldable and floating house fit for 2 people with WC, 2 beds, 2 fishing chairs with tables and maybe a bbq :) I dont have the money to build it but its a dream of mine. I'll be happy if someone is interested and actually build this thing. when folded its 250sm / 150sm / 50 sm h. For the materials i can use steinless steal squares for base, old inner tires for support, light aluminium rods for the roof, some watter resistent fabric for the walls and some custom made beds and tables. I'm working on pictures with some lame architecture program and i'm posting them as soon as i can. I also have schematics of the joints and locking systems ... well if anyone is interested let me know

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


New Certificate from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is adding a new Certificate program: DIGITAL REPRESENTATION AND FABRICATION. The first two courses, offered this fall, are Introduction to "Digital 3-D Modeling" and "Physical Computing with Arduino." We are also offering "Drawing and Painting on Tablets and Smartphones", "Building Apps for Mobile Devices," "Introduction to Photoshop" and "Final Cut Pro X." Information about all these courses (and a wide range of others) can be found at cooperunion.augusoft.net Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences. For more info: David Greenstein Director of Continuing Education and Public Programs davidg@cooper.edu Tel: 212-353-4198    Fax: 212-353-4183

Topic by davidgreenstein 6 years ago


Electricity over IP

This is not really a new concept (first published in 2002), but one to mull over :-) Electricity over IP (EoIP, pronounced "yoyp") is a proposed scheme for delivering electric power via IP (Internet protocol). EoIP was developed to eliminate the unnecessary redundancy inherent in maintaining separate distribution networks for electricity and the Internet. The technology could be especially beneficial in remote areas with Internet kiosks but without electricity.The architecture for delivering EoIP is known as MPLampS (Mostly Pointless Lamp Switching). Electricity is digitized and encapsulated in discrete packets. According to the IETF's marketing segment, "MPLampS has the potential to dramatically lower the price, ease the distribution and usage, and improve the manageability of delivering electricity." Electricity over IPThe IETF Network Working Group described EoIP in RFC 3251, published on April 1, 2002. April 1 is also sometimes known as "April Fools' Day."

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


Tidbits of Olympic Proportions

Tetranitrate's Japanese adventures are not the only exciting happenings in the region: on Friday (08/08/08), the 2008 Summer Olympics began in Beijing, China.Despite concerns about air quality for the games and preparations, these games showcase some very cool designs, cultural aspects, and other miscellany that we would otherwise not have seen. The two featured buildings to check out are the National Aquatics Center and the National Stadium, more commonly referred to as the Water Cube and the Bird's Nest. They are very interesting buildings, and architecturally stunning as well.For the bike enthusiasts out there, Make Magazine posted this album of bicycles in Beijing.And some digital enhancement: China apparently wasn't happy with the fireworks display, so they added some CGI fireworks for television viewers. Link via Boing Boing Gadgets.If you find more cool things related to the Olympics, please share!

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


Hispanic or Latino?

I cringe everytime someone uses the word Latino when generically speaking of Spanish-speaking people. I prefer to be called Spanish or Hispanic. Some people may disagree with me but I think that calling me a Hispanic describes my true ethnical and cultural origin. Although many people will bring the fact that the colonization of America by the Spanish conquerors was bloody and opressive, we still owe to Spain the origin of our countries. From Mexico to Patagonia and the Large Antilles, the Spanish conquistadores left their footprint in the form of language, architecture, religion, cooking, stories, art, crafts and culture. In contrast, a Latino is anyone who descends from people that speak a Romance language like: French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian. By that definition, when we speak of Latin America we include countries like Brasil, Haiti, French Guyana and, Surinam. The same definition could apply to Italian-Americans, French-Americans, French-Canadians, and Cajun people.

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


About making Single Board Computers...

Hi guys! I just wondered how can I make a custom Single Board Computer... I am interested to make a custom 8 bit AVR SBC and 32 bit ARM SBC (Must I learn even with the 16 bit architecture?) in a cheap way and without the aid of Raspberry Pi and Arduino. I have these questions: - There is any book or else about learn making Single Board Computers? - Where can I find the components for the board? - I can program and I know a few of many languages (C,C++,Python,Javascript,HTML5,CSS,PHP,MySql). Must I make an OS for everything for make my board work or I can make a "bootable software" (like a MP3 player)? And again,there is a book or else for learn this? Thank you for your time!

Topic by MichaelP170 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Bernina + BurdaStyle's "Party Through the Decades" Competition

Bernina and BuraStyle are teaming up to bring you a chance to win a Bernina 3 series sewing machine by putting your design skills to the test in the Bernina "Party Through the Decades" International Competition! They are asking you to create a party look that represents your favorite era in fashion history.  BurdaStyle asks: Which decade represents the epitome of style: Are you mad about the 50’s? Do you swoon over the roaring 20’s? Your party look can be a dramatic evening gown, a dress, or even a tuxedo! Inspiration could be found in a painting, an architectural monument, film or fashion— we just want to see your best skills put forward towards creating a dazzling party look! So get your materials together and get sewing for your chance to win a Bernina 3 Series sewing machine or one of three cash prizes!   Get the full details here, and be sure to share your creation on Instructables.  We can't wait to see what you make.

Topic by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


AutoCAD for Mac Survey

AutoCAD was the first CAD package I really felt comfortable using and designing in. I've since realized that part of being an engineer is being familiar enough with dozens of different CAD packages so that you can recognize which one is the best tool for the specific challenge at hand. Since I use a Mac, I keep a copy of Windows running under Parallels primarily for CAD packages. This is actually a pretty common theme with people working at the various Squid Labs-related companies. I could probably walk just a couple of offices down and see SolidWorks on a MacBook Pro screen right now.So, I'm happy to read that AutoDesk is asking for input on a version of AutoCAD for the Mac:Mac Fanbois Get their Wish: AutoCADNearly two decades ago, Autodesk abandoned AutoCAD on the Mac. But now perhaps it is seeing too many sales lost to the likes of ArchiCAD to architecture clients, NX to mechanical engineering customers, and SketchUp to designers. Autodesk marketing calls it "trying to stay in tune with our customers," and are asking Mac and AutoCAD users to fill out a survey. ..."

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


Android on Wii, PS3, or XBOX? Somebody please help figure this out.

I was just in a discussion about the OUYA console. It's a system that uses Android to play Google Play games on the big screen. I've also heard rumors of an Android-running WiiU. I was wondering how difficult it would be to run Android on a game console that wasn't intended for it. Considering that their architecture allows them to run a bunch of Linux OS distributions, I figure it must be possible. It's probably possible in a non-destructive way too. Not to mention that Android can use pretty much any USB or Bluetooth remote you can throw at it with some rooting and fairly simple apps. It doesn't seem that it would be any physical modification, just software. Unfortunately, my programming skills are mediocre, and I'm not much of a hacker. So, let's start some discussion on how this could be done in a fully functional way. If you know it's been done, please post some links. Nobody has claims on the Instructable if they post information here. Whoever pieces all of the information together can do it. It won't be me.

Topic by DIY Emilio 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago