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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Maker Faire 2009 (Bay Area)

Who all's going to Maker Faire in May?

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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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Bricks by the Bay - 2012

LEGO!   This past weekend was Bricks by the Bay 2012, where amateur and professional LEGO builders of all ages from around the San Francisco Bay Area meetup to share amazing LEGO projects. The event was broken down into themed areas like: town and city, robots, fantasy, and space. There were scale replicas of historical buildings, fun twists on castles and cityscapes, Star Wars battle scenes, and an amazing pointillism portrait of a dog. Below are  some photos I took a the event, you can see the rest of the photos here. More Bricks by the Bay LEGO pictures here.

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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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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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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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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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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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Exelent Bay Area Tech and Art Resource!!!!!!

I am in charge of the electronics section at urban ore, i welcome all of the Instructables community to come and use all of the weird esoteric tech i have laying around. you name it, i have it or will get it soon. I used to teach electronics in the arts at SF state and can help with problem solving your project mention this forum and i will cut you a deal on what ever you need. Andrew

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Live in the Bay Area? Interactive art this weekend!

Alchemy is an event intended to bring all types of art forms together and make them accessible and fun to interact with and add your creative mark to - come play and design and craft and art it up with us! It's at -- CELLspace in San Francisco -- (2050 Bryant, @ 18th St, in the Mission) This Saturday -- April 26th -- from 9pm-2am. It's $15 and there will be a full bar available. The shows and stations that it will include: - a fashion show "Styles of Magic" by Missing Piece @ 10pm - a magic show "Phantoccino" by Keith Boudreau, showing 4 times over the night - an all-local Art Gallery curated by Will Chase Arts, half of which is priced under $100 - Alchemical Afforestation, an interactive steel sculpture by Shira Loa ---> you make the bark of the tree! - Digicrylic Mash-Up by Dangermarc and Ron Goldin ---> you draw on one side, they on another! - PyroCardium, a heartbeat-powered candelabra by False Profit Labs ---> try the stethoscope on! - Web of (de)Construction, a live textile piece by Medium Reality ---> become entangled in this web! - Identity Tapestry by Mary Corey March ---> see how your line of self lines up with others! - Flame Tree Building Workshop by False Profit Labs ---> make a fire sculpture! - Phoenix Aviary, a reactive video installation ---> dance and move, and see the flame-tastic results! - Writing Photos, an intersection of writing and photography ---> tell us a story that you see in the picture! - Altered Paintings, reworking thrift-store finds ---> that mountain scene needs an anime monster, don't you think? - Interactive Lights & Magnets... Photo Booth... Lego Robots... Origami... Knitting and more! check out www.false-profit.com/alchemy Hope to see you there! Here are some pictures from our last Flame Tree Building worskhop. Reply to this post if you are interested in signing up to learn how to build these propane flame effects.

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Maker Faire 2009: Porkshanks

I met Instructables member Porkshanks (creator of the Ambience Enhancer) while wandering through the Steampunk Village. Lots of cool things - so much, in fact, that I completely failed to take a close-up of the Ambience Enhancer!Check out the rest of Molly's work here on deviantART.

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Maker Faire 2009: Sweet Meats

Wandering through the Bazaar Bizarre at Maker Faire, I found the awesomeness that is Sweet Meats. Who doesn't need a plush porkchop on their couch?I escaped with only a button reading "I love you more than bacon" but the plush meat combo pack was near-irresistible. You can even get your meat wrapped in butcher paper.

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Maker Faire 2009: Peterson Neon

The first year at Maker Faire (2006) the Instructables/Squid Labs booth was just across from Peterson Neon. (She also works near our old Emeryville digs.) It was incredible watching Shawna Peterson bend neon tubing for signs - lots of fire, slow careful movements that carefully bend the glass to match the angles of her templates, and the occasional puff of air to re-expand a bit of tubing that has softened and constricted at a bend point. The sign is worked from the back, so the front looks properly flat and legible.Check out the video Bilal took to see how it's done.

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Instructables Show & Tell at the Bay Area Maker Faire!

Join us for Instructables Show & Tell at the Maker Faire!Stop by to visit, and bring your cell phone to engrave on our laser cutter! You can check out our toys and schwag, see what other users have made, or display what you've been working on. Just sign up for an hour at our booth's Show & Tell Table to show off what you've made- you can demo your project, chat with other users, and still have time to explore the rest of the Maker Faire!To claim your hour, you can: comment on this post, send me a PM, or send me email @instructables.com. I'll need your username, your project(s), and your preferred time(s). Available hours are listed below; I'll fill in a chart as people sign up. We have space for up to three presenters at any one time. Saturday, 19 May 2007: 10-6pmSunday, 20 May 2007: 10-5pmContact me if to sign up, or if you have any questions, and we'll see you at the Maker Faire!

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Does the Bay area Maker Faire happen every year? Answered

I didn't get to go to the 2010 one, and when I saw pictures of it, I was completely disappointed that I couldn't make it. Is there one every year, or is the 2011 one only in the UK?

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Gone! (60 Free mousetraps. San Francisco Bay Area)

Given away to the Instructables HQ - can't think of a better place for it. I originally bought these to create mousetrap-powered cars, but I decided to scrap the project because preparing the mousetraps is too difficult for my students. I thought about selling them over craigslist, but in the end I decided that I do not want them to be used to kill mice. So if you would like these (and you live in the SF bay area) please message me and I'll be happy to give them away for creative purposes. I hope someone out there can use it! Lance

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3D Printing/Scanning Advocate Needed in SF Bay Area

Love telling people about 3D printing?! Paid position introducing consumers to the maker movement and helping them complete 3D Prints and Scans in a retail environment. 3D Scanning and Printing Advocates: Looking for qualified 3D professionals with experience in printing and/or scanning to work directly with customers and introduce them to the Maker movement. 2+ years experience with 3D design, printing, & scanning preferred. Responsibilities: Explain 3D scanning and printing possibilities to retail consumers Help them complete basic 3D printing/scanning tasks at the kiosk Answer questions and respond to technical issues Really listen to consumers needs, concerns and difficulties and log them Compile a market research report based on your experiences and observations You will be personally representing 3D printing and a large retail brand to end users. Respect and patience with new Makers is a must. 1-6 month Contract Position, with potential to convert to Full-Time. Compensation to be Determined. Must be located in California. Must be able to start by October 15th. Oct 1st preferred. Contact Brittany@Authentise.com to apply.

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Call for Designers: Wearable Tech Showcase at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012

Call for Wearable Tech Designers Bay Area Maker Faire 2012 Please contact Lynne Bruning lynne@lynnebruning.com  or Alexa alexa@artfuture.com website Open to all makers of wearable tech.   Bring out your smart clothes, blink and bling and rock the runway at Maker Faire.

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Do you live in East Bay?

Don't mind me - I'm just tapping all my resources :D I'm looking for a place to hang my hat in the East Bay area for the summer. I just need a place to sleep, cook a meal and park a car (and lock a bike) :) My goal is pack light for this trip. To be honest, I probably won't be around too much as I'll either be at work or exploring the area - this is my first adventure on the west coast (I'll miss those east coast ocean sunrises :P). I've been watching craigslist (more like waiting for replies :P) and I found the "420 compliant" person to be hilarious... But I'm not interested in being around it... So if you have an extra room (hell, even a camper - as long as I can take a shower somewhere) or anything - let me know. Or, if you know someone that may have a place - do share :) Feel free to ask any questions. If you prefer, my eMail is trebuchet03 at gmail dot com . Oh... and the hat I hang... it's a fedora - just because the top hat was too expensive.

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East Bay Mini Maker Faire!

East Bay Mini Maker Faire is next weekend in Oakland! There will be lots of great performers, presenters, makers, crafters and vendors at this year's faire, all ages welcome.   The Details: When: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 10 am to 5pm Where: Park Day School, 360 42nd Street, Oakland, CA  and Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street,  Oakland, CA  94609.  Faire entrance is at corner of 42nd & Opal. (Please see Attend page for more info Hope to see you there!

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East Bay Mini Maker Faire

Maker Faire is spreading.  I've just become aware of a local school which is holding a "Mini Maker Faire" as a fundraiser.  The website with details is at http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/.  It's approved by Maker Faire and is being promoted on the main Maker Faire site's calendar.  This particular mini fair is a fundraiser for the Park Day School.  It will be held on October 24, 2010, at the school itself.  Call for participation is now open, and closes on August 31st.  If you're local to the San Francisco Bay Area, check it out! Other Mini Maker Faires going on soon are in Aspen Colorado on July 10, and in Denver Colorado on July 17.  I like this trend!  And of course the Detroit Maker Faire, which is not mini at all, is coming up on July 31 and August 1, in Detroit.  Check out the calendar at http://www.makerfaire.com/.

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(SF Bay Area related) Very cool Mexican Cartoneria class at The Crucible

I actually posted this listing on Craigslist, as a volunteer with the Crucible, and thought I'd share it since it's with a very awesome artist Ruben Guzman. The class is to learn to make those neat Mexican paper sculptures which I've attached a pic of! It never occurred to me to learn to make these.http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cls/717746126.html

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Yuri's Night Bay Area: updated science/tech/art lineup announced

Prepare for Liftoff! www.worldspaceparty.org Get ready for something entirely different. On April 13th the Bay Area joins the world in celebration of space exploration in a unique convergence of artists, scientists, astronauts, performers and musicians. Yuri's Night is a commemoration of humankind’s first venture into space, by Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. This gathering bridges national, cultural, generational and social barriers to ignite excitement about what is new on the horizon in space exploration and to remind us of the magnificent feats humanity is capable of. Yuri's Night Bay Area will be held at Moffett Field in the NASA Ames Research Center's massive SOFIA hangar, home to the world's largest aerial observatory. Our host for the evening is pioneering space traveler Anousheh Anasari, the first privately funded female to reach orbit. She is joined by Dr. Chris McKay, world renowned expert in astrobiology and terraformation with the Space Science Division of NASA Ames Research Center, as they welcome you to a dazzling array of interactive art installations and science demos, interwoven with musical and acrobatic performances by some of the world's finest entertainers. Cutting-edge interactive technology and live demos will include: Neuro feedback games and visualizations including Telekinetic Asteroids and Mind RipplesExplorations of the world through NASA World Wind and Gigapan, the high-resolution panorama projectPortals into Second Life and Burning Man Earth, Google's Black Rock City browserA roofless stargazing lounge, with an exceptional telescope provided by NASASquidlabs' Instructables and ground-breaking kite technologyScience demonstrations and innovations from the worlds of robotics, engineering, biology and astronomy, will also be on display: A talk and interactive demos from a senior SETI scientist on efforts to detect earthquakes from spaceExplorations of Techgnosis by Erik DavisInteractive next-generation science data visualization software from NASA Ames' Astrophysics DivisionRobots from Justin Gray, Carnegie Mellon University, and NASA, including the next generation of roversExclusive heavenly imagery from SloohDisplays of microbial fossils, live microbial mats, and magnetic and fluorescent bacteriaASME's human-powered vehiclesEngage with space-inspired and technology-infused art installations, including: StarZipper, the 200 foot high installation powered by LEDs and Helium created by internationally renowned artist Michael Light and collaborator Dave RattrayPeter Foucault's self-propelled motion sensor Drawing RobotsSpot Draves' collaborative evolutionary high-definition visual algorithm generator, Electric SheepDynamically inflating sculptures by AKAirwaysHypKnowTron and ChakraTron, the interactive light sculptures by GaspoExperience rare video works documenting art in space: Matières Chorégraphiques by Kitsou Dubois, celebrated French dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Ki ProductionsProjects from the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, Lowry Burgess's monumental project The Seed of the Infinite Absolute, Lorelei Lisowsky, and Frank Pietronigro's 'Drift Painting' in microgravityMeet Japan's space artist Ayako Ono and watch Jean Luc Soret's Space Art videos, direct from Paris's International @rt Outsiders Festival.The Documentary Dome, featuring our planet's greatest space documentariesWitness awe-inspiring space-themed performances by an armada of acrobats and dancers, featuring: KC Bella Fuega and Spiral Hoop Dance (orbital hooping and bellydance)Flowtoys (celestial light performance and UFO flowplanes)VigilAntiUP (intergalactic stilting)A Parade from the Future (with cutting edge Bay Area circuit benders and other worldly creatures).Live dance and acrobatics fused with audiovisual performances, will be coordinated with a world-class lineup of live electronic music: PLAID - Warp Records, UK TELEFON TEL AVIV - Hefty Records, Chicago (special early evening set) BLUETECH - Aleph Zero, Native State, Portland OOAH + BORETA - Glitch Mob, LA/SF SUTEKH - Context, Soul Jazz, Leaf MR. PROJECTILE & JONAH SHARP (aka SPACETIME CONTINUUM) - Merck, Reflective, Astralwerks RD - Designed Disorder, Glitch Mob, LA WELDER - Cyberset MOZAIC - Nexus DR. TOAST - False Profit Music environs will be complimented by a team of visual artists -- including KOSHO, CELESTINESTAR, RECURSIVEVIDEOLAB and VIBERATION -- spinning light into space throughout the night. Meanwhile, outside on the tarmac, the SPACE COWBOYS will have their own dynamic lineup of djs aboard their interstellar party transporter, the UNIMOG. Also on the tarmac will be Playaflies and Rabbit in the Moon's outside VJ set PLUS large scale sculpture and multimedia installations from the bay area's finest and beyond. This year’s theme is the greenification of space. The event is bio-diesel powered, a variety of organic food and drink will be available, waste products will be composted and recycled, and one tree will be planted for every ticket sold in an effort to offset the event's carbon emissions. Come join us in celebrating the accomplishments of mankind on a collective cosmic journey to the depths of space and beyond. Brought to you by Nexus, Symbiosis and so many others. *********************** Friday, April 13th, 2007 Event opens at 6:30pm NASA Ames Research Center* Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA, 94035 Tickets are on sale now. Limited $30 presale tickets still available, but not for long! Purchase advance tickets at: http://www.worldspaceparty.com/tickets.phpLimited VIP tickets available. Privileges include: VIP room overlooking the main floor, open bar and food throughout the evening, a chance to meet silicon valley innovators and dynamic thinkers, exclusive Bay Area Yuri's Night memorabilia and much more to be announced. PLUS! Space Cadets are invited to go weightless and experience zero-gravity on Sunday, April 22, 2007! This unique VIP experience will provide you with a ZeroG flight flown from San Jose International Airport PLUS exclusive access to all Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 events. 3-2-1 Liftoff! VIP Flight Tickets $5,000.00 each. Email zerogartists@mac.com to reserve your seat today. Don't let this zero gravity opportunity to fly float by! As always, please check www.worldspaceparty.com for the latest… Yuri's Night Bay Area Crew, Over and Out. End Transmission.++++++ Any special requirements for individuals with disabilities should be related to the event staff or security, and reasonable arrangements will promptly be made. An ADA/Handicap parking lot will be available and marked with signs. References to NASA Ames shall not be construed as official NASA approval or endorsement of any non-Governmental or commercial entity or activity.

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Call for Makers, Presenters and Workshopers for The eTextile Lounge at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012

Call for participants in the eTextile Lounge at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012 Have a project to share? Want to give a lecture? How about hosting a workshop? This website gives you more information. or Please contact  Lynne Bruning lynne@lynnebruning.com Ally Seeley allyseeley@gmail.com for all the details

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Maker Faire 2009: South Bay Polymer Clay Guild

The Expo Hall at the Maker Faire was stuffed with 400+ booths! The polymer clay work from the South Bay Polymer Clay Guild was pretty incredible. Unfortunately I don't have close-ups! Check out their blog and class schedule if you're local and want to learn more.

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SF Maker Faire Entry Deadline Extended

Did you forget to apply for a Maker booth at the 2008 SF Bay Area Maker Faire?The deadline has been extended to March 19, 2008 so get your application in now!Instructables will be there, as well as lots of your favorite artists, crafters, roboticists, techies, and performers. Join us!

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Sandra Betzina and Power Sewing on View From the Bay

If you live in the Bay Area, this is your chance to see behind the scenes of a live television broadcast! ABC Channel 7 invites you to be in their studio audience, on Monday, January 11, 2010 when local celebrity, Instructables member, and sewing powerhouse, Sandra Betzina will be appearing on “The View From The Bay”. Sandra will be discussing her new Learn to Sew series, which has its own group right here on Instructables! So join the group, check out the show, and as a special bonus, every member of the audience will receive a FREE one-month subscription to the Power Sewing WebTV Show!!!! Tickets for the show must be reserved in advance. Audience doors open at 2:15pm with a cut-off time of 2:30pm, the show is live from 3-4pm.   To reserve your seats please call the ticket request line at (415)-954-7733 or visit www.viewfromthebay.com and click on “be in our audience” and fill out a ticket request form.

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SF Maker Faire 2009: Call for Makers

The Call for Makers is open for the 2009 SF Bay Area Maker Faire! Entry deadline 3/31/09.Details from the Maker Faire website:We are now accepting entries for the Maker Faire Bay Area, May 30 and 31 at the San Mateo County Expo Center. This year's focus is Re-Make America, inspired by President Obama's call for all of us to participate in remaking America. We're looking to showcase "the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things."Entry Open Date: Feb 2, 2009. Please enter early so we can hold space for your exhibit.Entry Close Date: March 31, 2009. Space is limited, please submit your entry by the due date!Notification of Acceptance: Entries submitted by March 12 will be notified by March 19.Maker Faire Bay Area: May 30-31, 2009Hours: Saturday 10am - 8pm (6pm - 8pm evening program); Sunday 10am - 6pm.NOTE: This is NOT Memorial Day Weekend.I've just submitted for Instructables, and if you're in the area you should consider showing off your projects as well! Tickets will be available soon, and whether you're exhibiting or not we'd love to meet you in person. Be sure to stop by our booth and introduce yourself!

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I need a source for reliable, normally open push button switches.

Either online or in the San Francisco bay area. Fry's does not have what I need.

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Yuri's Night SF: Call for Projects

It's time to start planning for the second-annual Bay Area Yuri's night! Have something fun to show off? Of course you do. Enter your proposal for an Art or Science project. Just download the Call for Submissions .pdf and get started.If you don't live in the SF Bay Area, check yurisnight.net for a space party near you.What's Yuri's Night? On April 12, 2008, building on last year's incredible success and in conjunction with NASA's 50th anniversary, Yuri's Night Bay Area will grow to 8,000 people in a 12-hour festival and symposium including both daytime and nighttime events lasting from 2pm to 2am. It will be a unique event that features participatory science, space-themed art and technology exhibits, live music and dance, and discussion about science, technology, space, and the future of our species. The theme for this year's event, "Radical Technology for a Sustainable Future," will encourage participants to reflect on how humans survive in the ultimate resource-starved environment - outer space and how space technology and research can help us to better prepare for a sustainable future on Earth.Participants will join in discussions hosted by local science and technology clubs, learn new skills in hands-on workshops, and engage with the work done at NASA Ames through tours of the facility.The hangar and adjoining tarmac will be filled with space and sustainability-inspired art exhibits and interactive technology and science demonstrations, including innovations in robotics, engineering, chemistry, and astronomy, all presented by NASA and Bay Area scientists and engineers. All this will occur in a festival atmosphere featuring world-class musical performances, acrobatics, and dance.

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Halloween Bash – A Community Arcade

A mashup of Halloween and makers, celebrating community-made arcade games, with free trick-or-treating and a food drive. Part of the Bay Area Science Festival – it’s the perfect mix of technology, creativity and Halloween celebration. Community Maker Groups with large arcade games throughout the Center. Cardboard Challenge + Community Arcade game -making Station: You make the games, we provide the prizes! Saturday, October 25, 2014 noon – 4pm Bon Air Center Just off Hwy 101 on Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Greenbrae, CA

Topic by vkbonair 


Percent grass in the diet of cows producing grass-fed butter available around the San Francisco Bay Area

I eat a lot of butter. It is my primary cooking fat, I'll often drink butter tea for breakfast (~4 TBSP of butter with herbal or green tea, riffing off of Tibetan tea), and sometimes I'll just eat a few pats or feed a few pats to my kids when they're starving and dinner isn't quite ready. I believe butter can be a very high quality food, and I feel great eating lots of it.  I want to eat butter that is exclusively, or at least primarily, made from cows eating grass; not grain. I asked the producers of several types of butter available in my local market what percentage of their cows' diet was grass. Here are their responses: Berkeley Farms Cows are grass-fed on pasture whenever possible, but feed can vary given conditions.  They are also fed alfalfa and grain. Kerrygold From website: "The vast majority of an Irish cow’s diet is from rich, natural grass which grows abundantly in Ireland. Irish dairy cows graze outdoors on grass all day long for up to 312 days a year ... During the winter, when grasses stop growing, Irish cows are fed dried grass (known as silage) ... After calving, cows are provided with supplementary feed to help restore protein and nurture them through this period ... The majority of our cows’ supplementary feed is locally grown crops such as wheat and barley." Organic Valley Cows are primarily grass-fed on pasture, but they do receive supplemental feedings of grain. Sierra Nevada Cheese Company Cows are not exclusively grass-fed; they are also fed grain. Straus Family Creamery Our cows are pasture-fed and are certified organic. Whenever the weather permits, they spend their time out on pasture, grazing on the rich, sweet grasses that are typical for Marin and Sonoma Counties in Northern California. Their diet consists of about 75-80% forages, which include fresh grasses, silage and hay. The other 20-25% consists of a variety of certified organic grains.

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San Francisco bike survey

Here is a survey for everyone out there who bikes in San Francisco. My biggest complaint about biking in the bay area is the lack of pedestrian / cyclist access to the bridges. It makes me mad. http://www.sfbike.org/?reportcard

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Fusion 360 instructor wanted

Does anyone know where  I could find hands on instruction here in the San Francisco Bay Area?  I have tried posting in local media for a part time instructor but have had no luck. Thanks Wayne

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How can i make a robot with motors instead of servos? Were in the bay area can i buy servos? Answered

I just got a arduino a few weeks ago and i want to make a robot that has wheels and can avoid obstacles but if i used motors wouldnt i not be able to reverse or control speed?

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Robot Competitions?

I'm thinking about building a battlebot (ant/beetle weight)but I'm not sure if there are any competitions near me. I live near the San Francisco Bay area, if you know any competitions please tell me!!!  The date right now is June 16, 2012

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Open Call: Detroit Maker Faire: eTextile Fashion Show

Have an eTextile wearable computing project to share at the Detroit Maker Faire? Then email me and get your garment on the runway at the Detroit Maker Faire eTextile Fashion Show! date: 31 July 2010 - 1 August 2010 location: The Henry Ford producer:  Lynne Bruning contact: lynne@lynnebruning.com Please check the website for more information. See what your Bay Area eTextile colleagues have been innovating: Bay Area eTextile fashion show video from ArtFuture http://bit.ly/aN9ZcJ Come on Detroit - you can do it better! Bring it on!

Topic by Lynne Bruning 


Radio Story on Tim Anderson

Long-time friend of Instructables Tim Anderson was recently profiled on radio station KALW. Didn't catch the show? No worries, you can listen to his interview here: http://www.kalw.org/post/tim-anderson-bay-area-diy-superhero  

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Maker Faire 2009: The Window Lady

Janay Rose, aka The Window Lady, was biking around Maker Faire with her load of beautiful hats, waist cinchers, and other bits of clothing made from reused ties. How awesome is that?

Topic by canida 


Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 Hosted at NASA* Ames Research Center - SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 9

Please note that our email server was down this past week so we are extending the deadline for Art Installations until Friday, March 9, 2007. If your submission bounced please resubmit it again by emailing submissions@yurisnightames.netWe will contact all those submitting within a week of the submission deadline.Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 Sofia Hanger 211, NASA Ames Research Center*, Moffett Field, CAhttp://www.yurisnightames.netFriday, April 13th, 20076:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - VIP Event Hosted by Keynote speaker, Anousheh Ansari . The first privately-funded female space explorer!10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. - 3,2,1, Lift Off!, An all-night collective experience toward the Overview Effect. Art Installations and Science and Technology DemonstrationsMusic Line UpPlaid ( Warp Records, UK) Luke Vibert ( Ninja Tune, Warp Records, UK), Telefon Tel Aviv (Hefty Records, USA)Interactive Experiences and Second Life KiosksSponsors List To Be Announced Shortly Affiliate / Collaborating Organizations (Partial List)4c design studios - NASA* - Nexus - Space Generation Advisory Council - Yuri's Night - Zero Gravity Arts Consortium Yuri's Night World Space Parties celebrate humanity's first venture into space (by Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin). The event connects diverse communities to pay tribute to our shared global heritage in space exploration. Through one long simultaneous celebration Yuri's Night bridges national, cultural, generational and social barriers to ignite excitement about what is new on the horizon in space exploration and to remind us of how much more humanity is capable of. Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 is just one of many worldwide parties sharing the same mission.How to ApplyPlease submit the following by Friday March 9, 2007:-Artist name, address, phone, email and title of artwork.-Philosophical Statement, as related to the Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 Theme (See Below)-Documentation of work: image, video, and/or sound files -Space requirements and special needs-Current state of completion-Required crew-Power requirements-Time to set upYuri's Night Bay Area 2007 will be held on Friday, April 13th in the Sofia Hangar 211 and on the adjoining tarmac at NASA Ames Research Center*, with several thousand people attending. The sizeable combined indoor and outdoor space lends itself to large-scale installations. We are looking for art installations, interactive works, science and technology demonstrations, video, sound works, light works, and large scale sculpture. Geodesic domes will be installed on the tarmac to showcase smaller and more intimate works. Other activities at the event will include:- Music from world-renown international talent (coming from the UK and beyond) and video artists.- A sundown keynote speech by Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space tourist (recently returning from a 10 day stay on the International Space Station) and the woman who is largely responsible for making the Ansari X PRIZE project possible- An environmental "greening of space" sub-theme, manifested through the use of environmentally friendly biodiesel and vegetable oil-fueled power, compostable plates and utensils, and tree planting in the name of our guests to balance out carbon emissions.Please give special consideration to the following:Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 is a celebration of humanity with a focus on space and technology, art and performance while honoring the historical nature of the space and the spirit of the people who once worked in and still inhabit the AMES Sofia Hanger 211, in which our event is hosted. Within the context of NASA AMES Research Center* we feel our contemporary relationship to space and sense the incredible possibilities for the future of human and robotic space exploration.Simultaneously, this place exudes a feeling of another time, a time of science fiction fantasy and early space exploration and its potential for fulfillment, some ideas made real, some not: rocket ships of the past, an International Space Station of the present and airships of the future, flying cars, and time machines, terraforming, robots, and settlements on other planets. We will share an interpretive journey into outer space starting with the arrival of 'space cadets' at NASA * Ames's Yuri's Night Spaceport who, after a communal 3-2-1countdown to LIFTOFF! will jettison into a magical journey through time and space, as we discover new communities, interactive art installations, science and technology demonstrations, performances and space art interwoven with simultaneous influences from the past, present and future educating us to new possibilities socially, ecologically and technologically. We will reach the zenith of our journey as we sense 'The Overview Effect', an unexpected gift given to many astronauts who travel into space when they gain a new profound insight and understanding of our planet Earth, when confronted with the presence of our world as seen from the distance of space. The results of this experience can reinforce personal sensitivity to environmental conservation and the greening of space and 'The Overview Effect' has the capacity to transform all patterns of human existence and evolution toward greater potentials in human diversity and creativity. With all 'space cadets' having experienced changed perceptions of space, time, sound, and weight all we will have the potential to transform the evolution of humanity as they experience a new dawn on planet Earth.In creating Yuri's Night together, we create a new narrative, a new science fiction for the future and given the spirit of Yuri's Night, our night, our dance is a dance of inspiration, joy and celebration!Special notices:Unfortunately, despite our desire to do so, we cannot accomodate traditional media in the form of paintings, drawings, or prints. No fire, explosives, or works that are potentially damaging to property or persons.Send application or questions to:submissions@yurisnightames.netMore information about Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007: http://www.yurisnightames.netGeneral information about Yuri's Night:http://www.yurisnight.net/2007/*References to NASA Ames shall not be construed as official NASA approval or endorsement of any non-Governmental or commercial entity or activity pending final legal approvals.

Topic by lannanh 


Old Computers

I’m currently looking for old computer parts for free. I like to tinker with things and see how they work. I live in the Tampa Bay Area. If you or someone you know have old computers you don’t want anymore l, just let me know.

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Looking for an Electrical Engineer and an Angel Investor or a Business Specialist (in SF Bay Area preferably) to partner with on a high dollar ($500M) value project

I am Mechanical Engineer in SF Bay area an have a series of patent pending revolutionary industrial pumps. The project has gone through hydraulic and mechanical design iteration and looks very promising. These equipment require electric hardware and circuitry design as their driving mechanism which is technically a smart integrated motor. So if you have experience and/or willing to get deep in this area that would be very desired. I am looking for motivated and committed partners and will equally split the profit and share of the business. This patent pending project has a potential to grow up to 500 million to a billion dollar; these numbers are coming from the current competitors that have an inferior product!   I'll ask you to sign an NDA before we get going. Please contact me here or at bk.amir at gmail com. Regards, Amir 408 585 8115

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DIY Diesel Motorcyle, "Die-Moto"

This was built by a bay area group just a bridge away from Instructables HQ. It's the world's fastest diesel motorcycle.  Sounds like it's time for us to establish Instructables Racing! Anyone got a spare engine? Die Moto

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Yay! Another Cool New Ad!

Advertising sucks. Billboards are crap and here in the bay area we have one that's lit with LEDs and can be seen from miles away.But this... this is good. Rube Goldberg-style ad by GuinnessThere's an annoying ad before the ad (how meta!), but it's worth it.

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I am Going To San Francisco Today!! What places should I see?

Hi, I am leaving for San Francisco/bay area but specifically Stinson beach today. Are there any maker friendly places I should see while I am out there? Thanks Joe

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Maker Faire Video Clips set to "Boomdeyada"

I recorded all this footage while I was at Maker Faire Bay Area two weekends ago, then edited it together to the song from Discovery Channel's commercial "The World is Just Awesome"

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Fun Summer Camps!

Hi, I am looking for some fun summer camps/ job opportunities/internships . I live in Wisconsin but I am could travel to where the camp is. Also I used to Live in the Bay area so it would be nice to go to a camp or get an internship some where in that area. I am currently 14 (Will be 15 in July) so that will limit my possibilities. I enjoy electronics, hiking, building things, surfing and many other things of that nature. Any suggestions, thoughts or comments? Thanks In Advanced, Joe

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