Area recognition.?

Hi all! I want to make a automatic lawn mower. I was thinking about useing a kinect or a webcam for area recognition... Is this possible, what program should i use if there is any? Kjetil Norway

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area 51

Can anyone prove or disprove that this is actually area 51? at some time pres. clinton gave that branch permission to deny it's existence. you used to be able to see it from a hill or something, but they fenced it off and may have cameras there here's the link to the image: http://tinypic.com/k9zvaw.jpg, if that doesn't show up just go to google images and search for "arial view of area 51"

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montreal area coilers

Okay guys, good news: ive started the Montreal area tesla coil club. if you live in the Montreal area and want to join, please say so. our first project is a low power solid state tesla coil. pm me to join!

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Surface area drag?

Anyone know how to calculate how fast you will fall if you weigh 170 pounds and you have surface area a feet squared (if you wan't to calculate it I am thinking about 14 square feet

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Pro Work Area

I can not believe it! There is way way way too much onflow of information and every place I enter a search term just to get to understand how to use this work area so that I can select favorite instructables, NOT so that I can submit them! Jeez louise some people come here and there is no rhyme or reason with your work area ... every thing you press says you can submit your instructable here or there but there is nothing that details how to tag favorites .. how to use the work area .. by that I mean just the YOU area where you should understand how to navigage this whole huge place of stuff. Every How-To is about an instructable. You have very little under FAQs about how to organize or tag any instructables that you see and want to come back to. I don't want to make a *.pdf of all of everyone that catches my attention but I have looked and looked and have had no way to tag them. Please direct me to a page that shows how to use just this Inbox and Shortcuts and account site.

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Incidents in Your Area

This may seem strange, but seeing as we all live in vastly different areas, I was just wondering if you could each share a little bit of local history. Have there been any major incidents in your area, and if so, have you witnessed any of them? It could be good, such as a movie filmed on your location, or bad.Three come to mind for me. First:There was an explosion at the Altlas Foundry in Tacoma, it knocked out power as far as Gig Harbor. I remember the lights going out and hearing about the explosion, but until recently, I never knew just how large the explosion was. I am amazed at how massive it was, I heard it was one of the largest BLEVE in history. Second:Galloping Gertie of course! That goes without saying. Third:This.https://www.instructables.com/community/Man_Crashes_Through_a_Building/

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Subject Area Experts

This idea stems from other social networking tools I have had some experience with. My main idea is that of Experts. This would be something similar to "interests" on someone profile, except that it lists someone's proficiencies. A subtle difference. With this in place, users could then tag a "subject area" on their Answers or Instructables during submittal and all of the people who have that in their "expert" list would be notified. This could probably be worked into the official tagging system already in place using some sort of RSS type deal. This would help avoid having to wade through ALL of the Answers and I'bles to find one pertinent to your expertise. It's a thought in process. Your thoughts?

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A challenging riddle

Alrite here is the riddle.The area code 212 is given to New York city 213 to Chicago and 312 to La. There is a very good reason why this is. HINT; The oder you are the more it might make sense.

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How do I find other rmembers near my?

Is there some way I can search for members in my area so we can get a maker fair going?

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Boston area Hackers wanted

Via sugru on facebook A production company based in Boston is developing a documentary style project focused on hackery. Basically, they want some mischievous mad scientists with hearts of gold to take their textbook knowledge and apply it in totally bizarre ways to all kinds of everyday materials. Visual spectacles; cool, geeky gadgets, your most crazy and elaborate projects - you get the picture! If you or anyone you know is interested, email casting@powderhouse.net by Feb. 18th (Thats TODAY) with a brief bio, pictures of yourself, and details of any projects you have pulled off in the past. Boston area is probably preferred, but who knows: for a good enough hack, their may be be a travel budget. (via Kara Brickman at Awesome Foundation Boston) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150102849480912&set;=a.379644295911.160262.118586600911&theater

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sound-only area and cancellation

I'm looking for advice. (now this is difficult to explain but I'll try my best) I am trying to design a way to have a dance floor in an open area that will have an area where you can hear the music but away from the area it can't be heard. I'm attempting to do this using an array of speakers around the dance floor that will cancel out the music past the dance floor. Each speaker will face away from the area and be equipped with a microphone (directed torwards the main speaker) that then goes through and amplifier and then to the speaker (wired up so that it will emmit an opposing sound wave). This would essentially create a sound barier. I have attatched a picture as a visual aid.

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Any Tips? Ball Area

I Want to know how you make the what i call ball areas like "knexrule100" sky rail on youtube and ones like it but i carnt seem to gt the chainlift quite right and im not sure what rod colour tower it should buld it with ( link to video >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83ZUg2HFgVA)i DIDDNT make this this is a example of what i would like to build (video)

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Boston Area Workshops/Classes

 I want to let makers/creators in the Boston area know about a few upcoming workshops and classes at Willoughy and Baltic. Intro to Welding-begins December 1st. Woodshop Fundamentals-begins December 1st.  Bicycle  Frame Welding-begins December 12 and 13th. Classroom Arduino for Teachers-begins December 28th. Mechatronic Art, Design and Fabrication-begins January 21st. Directed Open Studio-begins January 20th. For more information on these classes, please visit: willoughbybaltic.ning.com/page/classesworkshops-1 Willoughby and Baltic 13 Joy Street Somerville, MA 02144 info@willoughbybaltic.com

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CityWood: Woodworking in Urban Areas

Our idea is to create a woodworking space called CityWood in urban areas where people can come to unleash their creative side. The problem we have identified is that people want to create, but due to the crowded cities in which we live, prohibitively expensive cost of tools, and lack of resources and knowledge urbanites do not have a safe place where they can create. CityWood is a welcoming environment to experienced woodworkers, and beginners who want to learn. We provide you with a high quality space, community, professional grade tools, professional instruction and storage. Please take a few minutes and fill out the survey below! http://goo.gl/forms/F2VveWLa0b

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water table/play area

So I recently took my 3 year old to the children's museum in Indianapolis, which was great, but what really stuck out for him was the water table/play area. I think he would have been happy chasing boats around that table all day. But it got me to thinking that i could build one of these in the backyard (scaled down, of course!). I've been looking for plans to accomplish this, but everything I find is basically an elevated tub or plastic tote. The project I'm envisioning would be on an incline so the boats could follow a set path. Initially, I was thinking it would be shaped like a ring, so he could climb under it to be in the middle, but I think a rectangle would be simpler (and walking around the table would be good exercise for him!) The path would (on a gentle incline) circle around the perimeter of the rectangle, so boats would eventually end up near the starting place. He could then pick up the boats and set them on another circuit. Probably would need a pump to pull water from the end back up to the starting point, which would provide a current to help the boats along.  Any ideas or suggestions that could help this project along? Potential issues? One thing I'm not sure about is how to handle the water depth on the incline. I forsee the water rushing down the incline to quickly, leaving just a trickle to attempt to carry the boats along, leaving the boats "beached." Maybe there should be no incline at all and rely on the pump to provide the current? I'll attach some images of the super fancy versions we've encountered in museums, just as example of my inspiration.  

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Land Area Rrequired to Power 100% of US Onroad Vehicles

This is an interesting image found in a recent Stanford energy seminar on "Review of solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security" by Mark Jacobson, available here:http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/EE/article.asp?doi=b809990cSlides from the seminar, where this image is taken from, are here:http://www.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/0810EnergySeminar.pdf(Courtesy of Gil Masters)

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math fromula

Thought this would be an appropriate place to share some of what i thought was interesting information to do with the area of a triangle and how numbers co-relate. To round off a square to 100cm square, one quarter of that area is 25cm square, (10cmx10cm =100/(div)25%=25cm), the area of a  right angle triangle with sides measuring ~7.0710cm,  equals ~25% of 100cm square,  25cm square of area,  (7.0710/2=3.5355 x7.0710=24.9995205). 7.5937 if it is an equilateral triangle. it is a standard size i use,  a handy measurement if you use templates for construction because it in  some way represents a metric increment, thanks, Kim (the formula i used is half the base times the height,  unless im mistaken i recall that is the correct formula?  though i am not a full time mathamatician.  for the equalateral triangle i used a web based polygon area calculator.)

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Pool Table playing fied

Hi! I'm about to build a pool table (billiard table) and I wonder what material I should use for the ''field'' where you play. I wondered about plywood or something similiar. On all quality tutorials they want some stone or something (I don't really know) So what's the best and cheapest solution?

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Maker Faire 2009 (Bay Area)

Who all's going to Maker Faire in May?

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would this be a good skateboard and area to skateboard?

Today i got into skateboarding agian. im wondering if this is a good skateboard and area to skateboard. my mom thinks she got it at walmart. this was about 2 or 3 years ago. the wheels seem heavy and don't keep spinning. the board seems ok. there is an area as you can see that has grip tap comeing off a bit.  the area. i have enough room to skateboard but i its not long enough for me to get good speed and keep going. once i get good speed i have to stop unless i want to go into the gravel which would hurt. if you can answer this that would be good. (sorry it's so long)

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Area Paypal donation links acceptable?

Is it acceptable to request Paypal donations in the how-to guides we create (via a link)? Similarly, is it acceptable to offer completed versions of the item for sale within the guide?

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New Website for Boston Area Makers

Hi Everyone,I've created a new site for Boston Area Makers. It's called The Boston Parts Collective ( http://bostonpartscollective.com/ )On the site, people can talk about getting parts for projects, buying, selling, trading parts, picking components, asking questions about their/other people's projects, learn about Boston Area Makers' Meetups, and basically anything else anyone wants me to do with the site.We've been likened to a year round, every day, online version of the MIT flea. I like to think of us as a combo of that and sort of a DorkBot.We're still settling in and growing. Its free to join and free to use so come check us out!Thanks!Jon Schwartz

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Wire for mobiles (in SF bay area) ?

Hi - I have yet to visit the SF Hobby Shop but am wondering if any Instructblite knows off a good place to get wire for making hanging mobiles or this sort - https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-mobile-art-project/Thanks!

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Diffuse or direct bulb light for an area.

Http://img.alibaba.com/img/pb/891/178/257/ws_transfer_pic_7849270_1.jpg Say that you had a 5W led and you wanted to light a small room, would it be better to use a bulb with a clear / no dome or one with a diffuse / frosted dome? Would there be a big difference between the two?

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Non Permanent Grass Dog Area

I recently moved into a rental home that has no grass, rocks only.  My two large dogs are used to having a grass yard, so I am looking for a way to make them a raised bed-type grass area that I can deconstruct when I move in two years.  I'm thinking a wood frame with a plywood bottom, fill it with topsoil then adding sod on top of that.  The only problem is that I would like it to be fairly large, at least 25' X 25'.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.   (Sorry the photo is weird, it was taken through a screened porch.)

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On-camera engineer or rigger in LA area

Engineer, Machinist, Rigger or really clever Tinkerer who can be themselves on camera for a new Spike TV show about warriors throughout history. Position would entail talking about and setting up tests for weapons in fight laboratory. May be asked about their opinion on certain show content. Need someone between 25-35 due to their viewing figures.

Topic by rokada 


Writer Support Group in your area?

Has anyone been part of a support group for writers? What has been your successes? What would you like to see improved? Do you go often? I started a support group for writers that meet in the Twin Cities (Minnesota). Calendar can be found at www.Meetup.com/WriterPower

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Soil for sandy sink hole areas

Our home is on sand, lime, sink holes. It helps to direct rainwater away from the structure to prevent sink holes. My question is if there are recommended soil treatments for sand. If it will help to coat the perimeter with two feet of soil and sod, I'll do it. I really like landscaping and I just wanna make sure using a few feet of fertile soil and sod is an option without making things worse. Any other recommendations would be very much appreciated. Thanks all.

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Kansas City Area DIY Exchange

I - INTRO Hi everyone! My name's Tom Deslivres, and my wife and I recently moved from France to the Midwest, in the Kansas City area. We've been able to meet makers, hackers and crafters from all over the area and thought I'd turn to my favorite online makers community to try and meet even more of you creative people out there on Instructables. I'm also going to put down here the info for spaces that are publicly accessible, as well as local news and resources. It'll be a central hub for myself, as well as you if you need it! And of course, if you spot something I haven't listed here, let me know so I can update this topic. II - KANSAS CITY AREA MAKER- AND HACKERSPACES CCCKC https://www.c3kc.org/ Address: 11224 Holmes Rd. Suite 115, Kansas City, MO 64131 (inside DeVry University) Open house: Friday evenings HAMMERSPACE http://hammerspacehobby.com/ Address: 440 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64110 Open house: Thursday evenings, 6PM to 9PM BLACK & VEACH MAKERSPACE [OPENS EARLY FEB. 2016] http://www.jocolibrary.org/makerspace Address: 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS (inside Central Resouce Library) Access: Freely accessible during Central Resource Library opening hours SCIENCE CITY MAKER STUDIO http://www.unionstation.org/sciencecity/attractions/maker-studio Address: 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108 Open house: Tuesday evenings III - LATEST NEWS [COMING SOON] IV - RESOURCES [COMING SOON] V - ​[Reserved]

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Detroit-area resources, stores, etc

Hello, fellow Michiganders! *points to palm*I recently learned about Silicon Alley Recyclers, a Warren (10 and Ryan) outfit that takes cast-off computers and stuff (mostly from corporate environments), refurbs the machines, and sells them (cheap). I've taken the opportunity to unload some of my old boat-anchors, and I've picked up some neat hardware too. Are there other similar outfits in the area?A fun place for supplies is Arts and Scraps in Ann Arbor, which carries all sorts of industrial offcuts, recycled whatsits, and nifty thingamabobs. I don't know how else to describe it. I had a few bushels of cellphone parts to get rid of, and A&S; took the keypads and cases off my hands eagerly. (They wouldn't take the PCBs, which I still need to dispose of.)Cranbrook's art school has a directory of metal suppliers in the area, and I've personally been getting stuff from Metal Mart at 13 and Dequindre in Warren, right around the corner. They're cool with small orders, and very laid-back about shopping. After saying hi, they'll generally just ask you to go back and browse until you find what you want. There's a nice rack of scraps and pieces up near the front, which usually has all I need.For electronics parts, ever since K40 on Van Dyke and Michigan Radio (the store, not the broadcasting service) closed I've been going to Abel Electronics in St Clair Shores, and once in a while I'll hit up RS Electronics in Livonia. I need to stop in at Galco Industrial Electronics one of these days, since they're also right around the corner. There's a new Grainger in Madison Heights on Whitcomb (13 1/2 mile) but I've never been in there.Okay, that's my braindump for now. If you know more suppliers, please reply to this post, otherwise start a new thread so this one stays on-topic and info-dense.

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Jewelrymaking craft area/desk/studio

I've seen ssooo many "shops" for guys making stuff, is there a jewelrymaker out there with any neat ideas about organizing/working space? I basically work at my 4'6" desk, with a smaller 3' typing table at my left side that holds my computer and several compartments on top and a 6 drawer cabinet that fits under it. I'd love to see how other jewelrymakers work, since we don't necessarily need a whole room. My "studio" is in my living/dining room, in my "mini-loft" apartment!

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Happenings 1/10/08

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

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Maker Faire '08 this weekend, May 3-4

The San Mateo Maker Faire is coming up in just a couple of days! The Instructables crew will be there - will you?From the press release:Sebastopol, CA (March 19, 2008) - Last year, over 45,000 people from all across the country (and beyond) came to the Bay Area to celebrate the world's premier event for DIY (Do It Yourself) creativity - Maker Faire! This year, May 3rd and 4th, the event returns to the San Mateo Fairgrounds once again, for what will be the biggest and wildest Maker Faire yet! Put together by Make Magazine and Craft Magazine, Maker Faire celebrates things people create themselves - from electronic gizmos that would make James Bond jealous, to "slow made" foods and homemade clothes that would make Martha Stewart swoon. The event is a non-stop "wow-fest" where surprises and inspiration are as ubiquitous as the festival air."At the surface, Maker Faire is a fun event for people of all ages," explained Event Director Sherry Huss. "But more than just a weekend of creative entertainment, we want people to leave feeling inspired - "that they too can create things, express themselves, and engage the world around them. Our goal is to resuscitate the spirit of American innovation!"Named "Best Special Event" at the 2007 FOLIO FAME Awards, the 2008 Bay Area Maker Faire will put a special emphasis on "Green" living. There will be a huge exhibit featuring Farm Aid's Homegrown Village, a local farmer's market, Swap-O-Rama-Rama's giant used clothing swap, DIY workshops and fashion show, Bazaar Bizarre's crafts fair, a live Prius plug-in car conversion from Bay Area's Calcars.org, and much, much more.Along with the hundreds of Makers displaying their unique creations, specific event highlights from this year's Maker Faire include:Greg Leyh's 19 foot Tesla Towers - live performances dailyWedding Bells! "The Neverwas Haul," a self-propelled 3-story Victorian House, will host the first-ever Maker Faire weddingSaturday Evening Fire Spectacular (extended hours, 6pm - 10pm) - Power Tool Drag Races, Steampunk Spectacular, musical performances, The Flaming Lotus Girls, and moreElectronic Music Fest - an orchestra of musical toys, LIVE bands playing instruments you've never seen before, The Tarantulas Jug Band and much moreThe Life-Sized Mousetrap - a giant re-creation of the popular board gameLUNAR (Livermore Unit of the National Association of Rocketry) will help parents and children build and launch Estes-Cox rocketsThe Electric Giraffe - our huge, 17 foot tall, 1-ton walking robot giraffe will once again patrol the grounds of Maker FaireThe founders of ROBOEXOTICA present the "MindReadingMartiniMaker" and other award-winning cocktail-robotsEducational Robots - robotic demonstrations for two youth robotic competitions: FIRST LEGO League (5th through 8th grades) and FIRST Tech Challenge (7th through 12th grades)"Like Father Like Son" - a local father/son team will be converting a 1967 Honda S90 motorcycle into a state-of-the-art plug-in vehicle"ArtGolf" - the 3-hole artgolf course makes its Bay Area Maker Faire debut. Fore!The Village Blacksmith - new to this year's FaireDiet Coke & Mentos - Las Vegas' famed Bellagio can't match this DIY display - shows both daysThe Institute of the Future Pavilion - what will Maker Faire look like in 2018?Experimental Aviation - The Oshkosh Experimental Aviation Association (eaa.org) will be taking Maker Faire aviation to new heightsCyclecide Pedal Powered Bicycle RodeoMany more headlining activities to be added in the weeks ahead..."This is going to be the biggest and best Maker Faire yet," said Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of Make magazine. "If you want to see the future of American innovation, this is the place to be."The Details:When: Saturday, May 3, 2008 (10am - 10pm) Sunday, May 4, 2008 (11am - 6pm)Where: The San Mateo County Event Center and Fairgrounds 2495 South Delaware Street, San Mateo, CAAdmission: Adults: $25/$20 in advance; Students (13-21): $15/$10 in advance; Youth (4-12): $10/$5 in advance; and children under 4 are freeFor the very latest information and updates, please visit: [www.makerfaire.com]

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Constantly Test Variable in an HTML Application (HTA)? Answered

Hello I have a text area in an HTA form. I want to test if the area is empty, if so, disable a button using (run_button2.Disabled =True/False), if not enable the button. here is my section Script language is VBScript my big problem is that i dont know how to call a sub to repeat maybe i should you Window_onload with a loop but i dont know i that would slow the program down any PLEASE HELP

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Yuri's Night 2008!

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

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Free Maker Faire Tickets

I've got two free tickets to give away for Maker Faire Bay Area, happening on May 19th and 20th! You have until 12:00 NOON PST tomorrow to enter. See my blog for details.

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Junk Stores around the Baltimore Washington Area

Anyone know of any resources in the Greater Baltimore/Washington area for scrap stuff. Thanks

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Revision3 looking for inventors in the SF Bay Area

Hey everyone -  We here at Revision3 are looking for a couple smart inventors located in the SF Bay Area for a potential online series. If you're interested in participating, send a video of you and your invention (or inventions) to inventors@revision3.com Thanks a lot! Revision3.com

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Public access woodshops/classes in Boston area?

Are there any public-access woodshops in the greater Boston area? I'm thinking of something like The Sawdust Shop in Sunnyvale, or The Tech Shop in Menlo Park. I've tried searching Google, but all I found were workshops associated with colleges and universities, for students only.

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Band saw or jigsaw access in bay area?

I need access to a band saw or jigsaw in the bay area. Does anyone know of any community workshops or rental places where I could use one that wouldn't require me to take it home (where I could work on site?). Thanks, Paul

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how to find a room for rent in the bay area.?

How do I find a good room to rent, I have looked for a month and the ones I have found are to strange to me I just want a room in the san jose ca area to rent for at lest two years how do I do this. I can pay 400-500 a month and pefer a lease and very little cleaning deposit.

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How to increase the viewing area of an optical mouse?

Hello, I'm just wondering if any of you guys knew how to make the viewing area of an optical mouse bigger. I have an optical mouse, and of course the viewing point is only as big as the hole for the laser is. I'm wondering if I can make it bigger, so if there was a sheet of paper, with the mouse under it, it would track something moving on the paper. basically like this finger-paper-mouse --- | >

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Single or dual ethernet ports in each room? Answered

I'm thinking about wiring up our house for LAN with CAT 6 ethernet cable, Is there any advantages of putting two ports in each room or should I just stick with one port?

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Transmit Video over a Local Area Network? Answered

I need  to send video from a webcam from a computer running Windows XP through my router and to another computer connected to the network. NOTE: There is no internet connected to the router! Thanks, joespicnictables... =D

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free oregano plants for alta loma area

I have some oregano that is growing tall from last season and need to get rid of some of it, it will be ideal for residents who live in the alta loma/rancho cucamonga are or in the inland empire. It will be in a pot with soil. if interested then pleez leave me a comment then i'll contact with u ASAP

Topic by firecraker222 


Looking for a research area or project on laser cutting .

Hi guys Interested in doing a project or research on laser but wanna gain sound knowledge of lasers and laser machining especially cutting beforehand. Please suggest books(journals), articles, websites etc. on laser cutting for this poor manufacturing undergrad.? Ideas will automatically crop up in my mind. Thanks.

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Are there any community shops in the Vancouver bc area?

Hi. I am wondering if there any community shops in the Vancouver bc area? I have a couple projects that require large and expensive tools / machines that I cannot buy and store myself. I think that finding a community shop would be the best option.  Any help would be appreciated Professorred

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Robotics or Electronics friends needed in the bay area

Looking for friends that do robotics or electronics To start building projects and stuff. Anyone in the bay area, I haven't gone to any robot clubs yet but I will be going to the one upcoming. I have two friends that do engineering but they are over there forties and they are always busy with work. I'm almost 20

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Some free appliances in G'ville, FL area

We have a dishwasher, 2 microwaves, a scanner, and two large old monitors that are all non-working. I'm not going to try some of these instructables that involve electronics (not with my luck and skill...flames would be the least of the effects, I am sure) but someone else would be welcome to take them and make good use of them. There ought to be all sorts of great parts.

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Any abandoned/decaying buildings in the detroit area?

I have been really intrested in going and taking some picture/exploring some older buildings in the detroit area but only know about 3 most of which are ones that know are either hard to get into or have more problems if you get caught..so any buildings at all that aren't just rundown houses.

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