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Birthday Presents

Its my birthday on thursday and all my family want to know what i want, i cant think of anything. Do you guys know of anything cool and relatively cheap (£30) like a gadget or something i could ask for? BTW im 16

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Happy Birthday,

America! Woo Woo!

Topic by Weissensteinburg    |  last reply

Birthday Advice!!

Well...I'm in quite a predicament...a good one to be in, mind you. My birthday is coming up, and I'm trying to decide what to ask my parents for. So, what is your opinion? 1. Nintendo Wii 2. Ipod (probably nano) thanks

Topic by Weissensteinburg    |  last reply

Happy birthday to me.....

Happy birthday to me......

Topic by Camisado    |  last reply

Happy Birthday Charlie!

Two hundred years today, who'd a' thunk it?

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

knex gun birthday

We missed it. it was in september. so happy belayed birthday to knex guns.

Topic by dsman195276    |  last reply

It's my birthday!

It's my birthday today, the 19th of may... I'm 18 and well have been around for around 18 years now. Even jackalopes have birthdays, granted people would find them to be bizarre and fear inducing events we do have them, along with horns. The guys in the chatroom will be glad of this, every time we were talking it's ended up with me launching in to brithday excitement, I didn't have much of one last year so... It's also coming up on my instructabirthday... I know it was absolutely childish to have a forum post but who cares...

Topic by killerjackalope    |  last reply

today is my birthday

Today is my birthday, and i found out i have the same birthday as stevie nicks, so i guess thats pretty kool, for those of you that dont know, stevie nicks was a singer in fleetwood mac, and she sings Very good, today is also my granny's birthday, i need to ask her if people freaked out when abe lincoln was shot, lol, jk

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So, I just checked my persona settings... it said my birthday was april 30, 1986 ... i'm may 30, 1986. so I go to change it... when the date is changed, i see birthday changed to 30-06-1986... the sixth month is NOT may... someone made the list either indexed the default value as 1, or they started the numbering with 2... either-way... can someone fix my birthday?

Topic by gschoppe    |  last reply

Happy Birthday instructables!

Today, I suppose, is Instructables official 5th year anniversary! Shweet.

Topic by Yerboogieman    |  last reply

Happy Birthday GorillazMiko!!!!

Happy B-day GorillazMiko!Everyone!!!! (even though he already announced it...) it's GorillazMiko's Birthday!!!!! Congratulate him!!!Even though I really don't know you and we have barely talked on Instructables......I had planned on making you a present.....but a sudden mesh of important events unfortunately didn't even let me start...So......I have a birthday present for you, but it'll be ready when its ready......Its gonna be pretty rushed...but I hope to at least have it before wednesday....sorry....should I spoil the suprise?

Topic by Keith-Kid    |  last reply

My birthday wishlist

(*Hopes new topic draws people in...*)In lieu of this (is this correct usage?), I was hoping I could also be helped. I'd also like a hovercar... but I think you need a licence...Hmm -- I'm thinking electronic components -- but thats hard for them to get... (They'd get me 1,000 1 Ohm resistors >_>_

Topic by zachninme    |  last reply

My Instructable Birthday!

Today, while looking at my profile, I realized that the date under "member since" said "Dec 17 2012". So today is my first Instructable birthday!!! What a year! My first year as an instructabler has been amazing. Who would have thought that a website could change someone's life? It did to me, and I really mean it. If it wasn't for this site's push, I doubt that I would have made so many things. I am the kind of person who wants to do a million things but is too lazy to even start one.  But here I am, looking at all the projects I made in just one year and I can hardly believe it. They are more than the amount of projects I made in 20 years! Creating is the best thing in the world and this is what I want to do in my life. Thank you Instructables for helping me realize that. But most of all, I want to say a BIG thank you to the Instructables HQ because this great community wouldn't exist without you. You are wonderful! And another big thank you to all my new instructables friends. Your support and kindness means so much to me! I had never seen such a friendly community anywhere else. I am so happy and proud to be part of it! All of you inspire me to make more and more. I look forward to spending another great year in this creative place with you! :) Linda

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talking birthday card?

Does anyone know how to create the little sound thing inside a birthday card? When you open the card, the sound starts. When you close it, the sound stops. Can it be done with a voice recording?

Question by PKayanan    |  last reply

Happy Birthday LinuxH4x0r

Best wishes for the years to come!(P.S. Sorry, no car in the driveway.........)

Topic by linuxmom    |  last reply

Corwin's birthday in the tower

We celebrated Corwin's birthday in the tower at Squid Labs yesterday, and, while up there, fixed up the flag poles and hung a pirate flag. I think it's admirable that we had at least 3 months of a "professional" looking fascade before our true colors bled through. Or, maybe it was just laziness...More pictures here.

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Happy Birthday, Spam!

It's quite appropriate, given the recent spate of spam threads, to find out that this weekend is the thirtieth anniversary of the first spam email:The first recognisable e-mail marketing message was sent on 3 May, 1978 to 400 people on behalf of DEC - a now-defunct computer-maker.The message was sent via Arpanet - the internet's forerunner - and won its sender much criticism from recipients..........The sender of the first junk e-mail message was Gary Thuerk and it was sent to advertise new additions to DEC's family of System-20 minicomputers.It invited the recipients, all of whom were on Arpanet and lived on the west coast of the US, to go to one of two presentations showing off the capabilities of the System-20.Reaction to the message was swift, with complaints reportedly coming from the US Defense Communications Agency, which oversaw Arpanet, and took Mr Thuerk's boss to task about it. So, how do you plan to celebrate?BBC storyAnother article, including the actual message

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

Happy Birthday, Mr Laser, Happy Birthday ... to ... you

OK, so it's hard to do an impression of Marylin Monroe in a topic title.Today, is, according to google, the anniversary of the invention of the laser. First demonstrated in 1960, it was known as a solution looking for a problem - everybody agreed it was clever, but it took some time before it saw a practical use. Now, every single "western" home has at least a handful of lasers, ad they have seen duty everywhere from art to war, via medicine and astronomy.Time to have a quick review of how this tricksie piece of hardware (especially the LED variety) has been treated by our members: Laser-based projects.Laser vortex from this InstructableGoogle's laser results

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

its my birthday today111

Just thought id let you turning 12 unless you're the admin

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox    |  last reply

EFF 17th Birthday Party

It's time for EFF's 17th birthday party!They're a great organization, worthy of a donation even if you can't make the party in person. From their website:Join EFF in celebrating our 17th year of defending digital rights! Since 1990, EFF has been there fighting for freedom and civil liberties.The birthday bash will be on January 15, 7-11 PM, at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. Headliners Adrian & the Mysterious D (A+D), the DJ duo that founded the seminal mashup party "Bootie," will be dropping a shameless, genre-smashing blend of tracks, backed up by DJ sets from Bay Area copyfighters Ripley, Kid Kameleon and EFF's own J Tones and Qubitsu.The EFF party will also feature an exclusive chocolate sampling with TCHO, "a new chocolate company for a new generation of chocolate enthusiasts." Founded by Wired co-founder Louis Rossetto and legendary chocolatier Timothy Childs, himself a former technologist, TCHO will be bringing a "beta release" of its best dark chocolate to the party table. Attendees are invited to vote for their favorite TCHO beta chocolate flavors at the party -- feedback that will help define TCHO's next steps as they gear up for a national release.We'll be asking for a $20 donation at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but all proceeds will go toward our work defending your digital freedom.What:EFF's 17th Birthday PartyWhen:January 15, 7-10 PMWhere:111 Minna Gallery111 Minna StreetSan Francisco, CA94105www.111minnagallery.comTel: (415) 974-1719This fundraiser is open to the general public. 21+ only, cash bar.Please RSVP to:

Topic by canida    |  last reply

Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla

Today is Nikola Tesla's Birthday, A famous inventor, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer. He discovered AC power which can travel much farther than DC power as well as the AC motor. and invented the very well known Tesla Coil. As well as many other things we still use today.

Topic by Yerboogieman    |  last reply

its my birthday to day!!!!!!

Hey everyone its my freakin birthday today im so f'in happy so yea buy me somtin good lol jkjkjk

Topic by gunmanx    |  last reply

My birthday is coming up!!!

On Valentines day! Yeah! Oh, Ummmm yeah hmmmm. Thats all I have to say about that..... Bye!

Topic by iMac    |  last reply

Dr. Who Birthday Cake

This Dr. Who cake by Domestic Scientist with a flying Dalek is pretty freakin' awesome. It's clearly a labor of love and to make it even more awesome it doesn't even use fondant, but modeling chocolate. Check out the link for more info. Dr Who Birthday Cake via CRAFT

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply

Happy Birthday to the first Domain Name!

 Today, March the 15th, is the 25th anniversary of, the first EVER domain name! Happy Birthday! Link

Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl    |  last reply

Gift for birthday to hubby, manly gift

Ok soo, I am in a deep problem. I want to gift something to my husband but o just don't know what to male for him. Things that he is fond of . 1.chess 2. Cell phone ( always on internet) 3. Loves bbq 4. Fan of tools right now 5. Latest obsession is new bullet bike ( indian version of harley davidson.) Now for the tough part. •thought of making a exploding box (birthday giftcard) but i feel it is too girly and clique for a 28 years old. •thought of making ches board ( suck at woodwork) so it is again out ofquestion. leather wallet ( again need skill) • thought of making beard oil but oh well only oil??? i know how to do embroidery. and i can cook decent help plZ  

Topic by sabu.dawdy    |  last reply

Birthday gift for 16 year son

My son will be 16 next Monday. He has always been fascinated by lights. I thought about getting him the stuff needed to do all those really cool LED projects but they sound pretty complicated. He doesn't have a soldering iron etc. We have normal tools like screwdrivers etc. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thanks, Naomi

Topic by Naomi2969    |  last reply

What do you do on your birthday?

Question by buylista    |  last reply

My birthday wish-list starts here

OK, first I want a hover car, but then I sort of run out of ideas.You get to my age, been independent for quite a while, there's not much stuff that I actually need. There's not even very much more that I want in life. But, people have started asking me what I want for my (say it calmly) fortieth birthday in just over three months.So, I've decided to have a shed-themed birthday list. Tools, materials, kits and what-not.Any suggestions that I can tell She Who Must Be Obeyed so that she can pretend to conspire with my family and arrange "surprise" presents?

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

What to get my mom on her birthday? Answered

HELP!!! My mom's birthday is in two days. She pretty much appriceates anything. I have about $20. I am already buying her something from Things Remembered, but I want to get her at least one more gift.

Question by Eruaphadriel    |  last reply

Help with modifying a record-able birthday card?

I have a record-able birthday card for a project i'm working on. it uses the speaker as the mic so its easy enough to wire that to a headphone jack and record sound from the computer, but my problem is that i didn't check the card before i bought it and after it plays the noise you have recorded it plays a prerecorded song. how do i modify it so i can remove or change the prerecorded song that plays after my own recording?

Question by darthjeff2    |  last reply

Belated I'bles Birthday! (I'm Do_Not_Turn_Off_The_Power BTW)

So, yeah! I just realized that I've been a member of the community for over a year! A lot's been happened, but I just wanna say I'm glad for joining I'bles. When I first joined, I never thought I would become an overall well-known regular on this website, but I did, so that's awesome, I guess. Thanks to Eric for making this wonderful website, the I'bles team for being really cool and helpful admins, and to all the friends I've gained on this website. I would like to thank these friends of mine in particular:DJ Radio: Thanks for keeping it real with me, man. You're one of the first people I befriended with here on I'bles and also the best one. Continue keeping it real, brah!Berkin: You're awesome, period. Your ideas are just great and I would like to thank you for helping me with various problems I face in real life.bkreed: HAI HAI! THXMUCH FOR EVRYTHANG *GLOMPS*! Seriously though, you're just great. I really like how you can instantly spice up a boring chat just-like-that. You're the coolest dudette friend I have, better than the ones I have in real life. *GLOMPS AGAINZZ* The Jamalam: Thanks for cheering me up with your awesome jokes and antics and standing up to me in arguments. Also thanks for being a really good friend ever since the first few weeks I started I'bles. HAZPIE! (I'm sorry whoever you are if you're not included here. I think all my friends are cool, it's just that I never did get to know you better, I guess.)Oh yeah, I would also like to apologize to all the people I've dissed on I'bles, Lithium Rain and Keith-Kid in particular, because I attacked both of you even though I have nothing against you two (wait, cross that. I was really ticked of at Keith at the moment, but using Lithium as a subject for inappropriate jokes directed at Keith is just wrong and immature). Sorry again to everyone else, my attitude is just part of who I am and I can't change that.And lastly, I would also like to thank everyone who thinks my homemade weapons are cool. Thank you very much, the compliments meant a lot to me.So, yeah! Thank you to all of you for making these two years a very valuable and enjoyable one.Best Regards,Izanagi Telos.

Topic by Camisado    |  last reply

Who do you have the same birthday as?

So, I searched my Birthdate on wikipedia (May 24). These following people caught my eye under births: Patti LaBelle (1944) Germanicus Julius Caesar (16 or 15 BC) Barbara Joyce Dainton (Survivor of the Titanic (1911 (D. October 16, 2007))) Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1671) Who had the same birthday as you?

Topic by Flumpkins    |  last reply

Birthday Gift Box. (Time Bomb with flowers)

Hi All, My Idea is to create a gift box, which automatically  starts to play  Happy birth day song/Music @ 19:22pm.. then opens  one part  where we have a stop button. when they push the button stop. then box should spray the flowers snow etc.... :)  I want to them to celebrate their birthday.. without my presence..  Thanks all

Topic by ratank  

DJ Radio- celebrating 14 years of pure awesome. (Aka my birthday) -UPDATE

Yes, today is my birthday.  I am 14.  I have a cake and everything.  I was gonna post a gun to concide with this event but unfortunately I couldn't finish it in time.  Oh well. *Update* To coincide with my birthday, I will not read any PM unless it has "To his majesty, the Honorable DJ Radio" in the subject line until March 15, 2010, 14 days from now.  The only exceptions are staff and replies to PM's I have made before March 1.  I'm serious, if you want your PM's read, you have to use that subject line until March 15.

Topic by DJ Radio    |  last reply

My b-day is TODAY :-D :-D

Its February 28. Its My birthday! Sup yall? that is all. We got a party, we got a party! yo! Word. Ok, that was one of my raps. That is all I have to say.

Topic by DJ Radio    |  last reply

Happy instructabirthday! To me!

I almost forgot! Today is my 1 year instructabirthday! It's been exactly 365 days since I joined! Hooray!!! I look forward to yet another 365 days of awesome awesomerific awesomeness with a side of cool.

Topic by Keith-Kid    |  last reply

How to Organise a Nerf gun war? Answered

So, soon it will be my 18th Birthday and instead of going out for a meal I have decided that I want to host a Nerf gun war of sorts. A while back me and some friends had a small nerf battle in my attic which was a success-ish. Really what I would like to do is to try to generate some game types as although firing at everyone is fun, I think rules need to be implemented.  I plan to invite around 15-20 people and host it at the local scout hut as I helped out with the Beaver section there for a time. Some ideas I've had are team deathmatch, capture the flag and zombies, if anyone has tried out anything like this any feedback on how it went, or ideas of rules would be great, Thanks in advance, Jack

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please help me! I need something awesome for my mom's surprise bday party?

I planned a surprise bday party for my mom and her friends are buying her a cake. I told them that I will prepare something for her and her friends as well. Originally I thought I would make some cupcakes, but I think there might be too many people. Any ideas? doesn't have to be limited to food. Many thanks!!

Question by misyan    |  last reply

Looking for a Birthday present for my bf connected to the modern technologies

Hi, guys! Can you suggest any presents options for my bf 31-st Birthday? He's into modern technology and I run out of the ideas, He already has too many devices :)  I want it to be something simple and interesting at the same time. He's already got VR headset just in case :)

Topic by Mary_Shum    |  last reply

inexpensive DIY outdoor girl birthday party ideas Answered

I want to make my daughter birthday one she wont forget. my only problem is... im a single mom of 4 teen boys and my daughter chevelle-8.  money is real tight but im not above making as much of it as possible. this is the first year that she wanted a birthday that was girly. she wants a frozen theme party. i need some ideas of diy eats, deco and anything u might be able to help me give her a great party. we have invited her class and her baseball team.  please help!!!

Question by rreise    |  last reply

Two more hours left, before my Birthday is complete....

Yes, I turned 50 today. No whirlwind, no party, no production.....ate out at an Italian restaurant, but that was it. Oh, I took off work today until the end of the month....I go back next month :-)

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply

Any good Ideas for a homemade gift for my friend's birthday??

I want to make something homemade for my friends birthday. I want it to be really cool, cause she lives in victoria and I live in surrey. Also, keep in mind that I am a kid, like under 14. My mom says 'no giving out my real age.'

Question by weirdudette    |  last reply

How can I reprogram a talking birthday card to say something else?

My daughter gave me a talking birthday card. I thought it would be neat to reprogram it to say something else and give it back to her. The card has a little printed circuit board(1 1/8" X 1 1/8"), a small speaker ( 1 1/2" approx.), and a flat battery (like a watch).

Question by bruceissmart    |  last reply

NIMBY 5 Year Birthday Party - March 28th

Who can believe we have been doing it wrong at NIMBY for 5 years? Come see the Bay Area's largest and most prolific industrial art/ DIY space in it's new 64,000 square foot location. NIMBY 5 year anniversary party featuring: The Life Sized Mouse Trap, Esmerelda Strange, art by Ryon Gesink, Wink and Yoni, The Disgusting Spectacle, DJ Zeljko, Fatwater, live art by Jordan Fillers, art by the Museum of Unnatural Selection, therm's robots, art by Janine Miller, art by Orion Fredericks, Brian Kenny Fresno, Glen Meadmore, DJ Big Daddy March 28th 9 pm $10 to enter 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland

Topic by rachaelb    |  last reply

Not a question but? Answered

Today 2/11/11 is A. Edison's 164 th birthday.

Question by Re-design    |  last reply

bday present for my girl?

My girlfirend's birthday is next month and i have a few ideas on what to give her but not much any ideas lol?

Question by happyhippy1    |  last reply

Nerf B-Day help!?

I'm (hopefully) having a nerf war for my 13th. To make it fair everyone gets a maverick, but I want uses for my larger weapons. Here's a list of them: Vulcan, Longstrike, Magstrike, Spectre and Recon. It is (also hopefully) going to take place in a hall. There are 10 people coming.

Question by TheNerdWhoBuilds    |  last reply

SKUNKPUNK turns 15!

Ok, This is a bit of a crisis. My oldest son, Skunkpunk, turns 15 today! I turned 37 last week. I'm feeling OLD. I only realized that I was no longer a teenager a couple of years ago, and now I'm having to deal with being a parent of a teen. For me, 15 was a big year. Learning to drive, my first serious girlfriend, etc. I'm not ready to deal with Skunkpunk's teenage-roller-coaster. So anyway, If anyone has any advice for us we could use it. I need advice on how to parent a teen, and he needs advice on how to survive the teen years.

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