Build Night Recap.

It's very hot here today in Instructables World HQ, so, for fear that too much thinking may melt my brain, I'll keep the build night recap short and sweet. Below are the picture from a very Robot-licious Build Night. Also! This Sunday in Dolores Park at 2 a group of people will be constructing a massive robot sculpture. Be there or be analog! (A special thanks goes out to all of you on the webcam telling me to hit myself. )

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


Instructables Build Nights!

Instructables is pleased to present the first in a new series of Thursday Build Nights here at our San Francisco HQ!These are small-group sessions focused on specific projects - you MUST RSVP to attend, as we can only handle a certain number of participants. Registrations will be handled on a first-come basis. We're starting with a bit of craft/tech crossover, and plan to run sessions on a variety of topics.October 2: Intro to Chain Mail with SpiderOctober 23: Halloween open build night.See the descriptions below for details, including things to bring and/or materials fees. To sign up for one of the sessions, simply private message Christy with your name, email, and phone number. We hope to see you there!October 2: Beginning Chainmail with SpiderLimit: 10 participants (confirmed RSVP required)Materials Fee: $10 Start Time: 7pmProject is a European 4-in-1 chainmail bracelet. I'll teach 4-in-1 because it's the most widely useful chainmail weave. Students can use this same weave to make jewelry, armor, sculpture, lampshades, iPod cozies, etc... The materials fee is $10, which covers copper jump rings and clasp, plus the loan of appropriate pliers. I'll bring other goodies for people to look at, and I'm happy to answer any and all chainmail-ish questions.Additional kits and tools will be available for purchase after class.October 23: Halloween Costume & Decoration Open Build NightLimit: none, but please RSVPMaterials: Bring your own!Time: 6pm-9pmWe'll be working on our Halloween costumes and decorations -- bring your work-in-progress along and join the fun! We've got plenty of floor/table space, a couple of sewing machines and other useful tools, and enough skill and imagination to share. It's always easier to get excited about your project when you're working with a group. Please RSVP so we know how much snack food to acquire, and how much of the office to clean up. We'll kick you out at 9pm, or when the last Instructables staff member has to head home.

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


Build Nights Mexicanas

Hola compadres y comadres makers de México, Queremos empezar este blog para compartir experiencias con las Build Nights de Instructables en nuestros Makerspace. Nosotros somos Hacedores Makerspace y nos gustaría usar este foro para compartir fotos y experiencias de los Build Nights!! Saludos a todos y nos vemos por acá.

Topic by gmendez3 4 years ago


Build Night FAQ

General Resources What is the Build Night program? Instructables sponsors monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night. How can my makerspace get a group on Instructables? Check out this forum post that list the guidelines for getting a group on Instructables. Build Night Guidelines + Best Practices What are the requirements for signing up? Your makerspace must post at least 1 Instructable to sign up for a build night. We look at project quality when deciding on what spaces to accept. I suggest writing a feature worthy project. Check out the feature guidelines. What does the process look like for signing up for an event? Signing up is a 2-step process. You must complete both to fully sign up. Fill out the google form at the bottom of the event announcement. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by a specified date asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the materials without completing this step. What is the selection process for picking makerspaces to participate in each build night? It is not first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build night program we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them on future applications. Do build nights have to happen at night? No! The only requirement is that you host 1 event with the materials provided during the month of the build night. This can be on a weekend, at night, during the day….literally anytime! You can also host multiple build nights during the month. What happens if you don’t submit Instructables by the given date? Not posting Instructables by the deadline will affect your chances of participating in future build nights. We keep very thorough records of who does and does not submit. It is VERY important to let me know if you are not able to submit a project by the deadline. I am much more understanding and willing to waive a missed deadline if I am given a reason. What are the best practices for writing high-quality Instructables? We want to see feature worthy projects! Check out this forum post with tips on how to create great tutorials. As the event organizer the responsibility falls on me to post all Instructables. How do I motivate my community to help? Check out this forum post with tips on how to motivate members of your community to get more involved. How can we get more visibility for our build night event? Use social media! Tweet at us. Mention us on Facebook. Share pictures of events on Instagram. Sponsors love it and will be excited to share your posts! So be sure to use #buildnight. How can we hear about upcoming build night events? If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form to join our mailing list. You will receive an e-mail when new events are announced. Please only sign up if you are not already on the mailing list. Other Build Night Details How many makerspaces participate in the build night program? We have over 350 makerspaces, hackerspaces, fabrication labs, student groups, libraries, etc… subscribed to our mailing list. Each month we decide how many spaces will be able to participate. This depends on the sponsor and materials provided. How many countries participate in build nights? There are 45 countries represented in our makerspaces mailing list. Check them out: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, S. Korea, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Zambia. By what criteria does Instructables measure the worth and success of Build Nights? There are 3 parties involved with every build night: Instructables, makerspaces, and the sponsors. When evaluating the success of a build night I try to consider everyones experience. For Instructables, we're mostly looking at the number of Instructables we get in and the quality (feature rate, topic, pictures, etc…). We also look at the number of new authors and community involvement. Makerspaces that are heavily involved on Instructables have their own group page. The sponsors are looking for brand engagement and authentic examples of their products being used. Sugru was thrilled to see lots of people talking on Twitter and Facebook about their build night experience. Voltaic Systems wanted a lower number of high quality projects made with their solar panels -- so we only accepted 15 spaces and made the acceptance process more difficult. Its not always easy to know the success level for the makerspace because I can't attend the events. From what I've gathered these are the goals of the makerspaces: connect with other makerspaces, learn new subjects, attract new members, free tools/materials, and create more opportunities for their members. In general, how successful have the Build Nights been? (Answered from the Instructables perspective) Most build nights have a 50-70% project return rate. The feature rate has been all over the board. The 2013 sugru feature rate was around 20% (we received 250 Instructables) and the Voltaic Systems feature rate was around 90% (we received 9 Instructables). The more build nights we run the higher I hope to get the project return rate because I'm excluding spaces that don't have a good posting record. In every event announcement I say "Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights" and I'm serious about it. I have a very detailed spreadsheet where I keep track of who has and has not posted. When it comes time to selecting spaces to participate I cross check my spreadsheet. That being said, every build night I give spaces a chance to explain why they weren’t able to post in the past. I completely understand life happens and I like to give out second chances! ================================================================ SUGGESTION BOX: Have questions to add to this FAQ? Have suggestions for ways to improve the build night program or new features to add? Submit them to our suggestion box. ================================================================

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


Build Night Resources

BUILD NIGHT OVERVIEW Instructables sponsors monthly build nights at makerspaces (and hackerspaces, fab labs, student groups, libraries, etc...) around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night. If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive e-mails when new events are announced in the forums. IMPROVE INSTRUCTABLES + FIRST TIME AUTHORS: Naturally with such a large participation in the build nights (2000 people globally for sugru) there will be some first time authors. Here is some important information to share with your community before (or during) your build night. How to Use the New Editor: this is a handy guide to help you get the hang of the new editor. How to Choose a Title and Keywords for your Instructable: learn how to pick a great title that will give your project as many views as possible. You don't need to include the sponsors name in the title of your project, but I'd recommend including it somewhere in the first step. Feature Checklist: this is the checklist we use to decide if an Instructable should be featured on our homepage. It is a great resource for writing high quality Instructables. How to Take Great Photos with your iPhone: these are some great tips for photography with an iPhone. Basic Photo Editing: improve your images with a few simple tips. It is especially important to have a great main image to improve the quality of your projects. English as a Second Language: If english is your second language check out this series of forums. We encourage people to post Instructables in their native language. If you would like to post in both English and your native language you can use a translator. Author Rimar2000 is a great example of this. MOTIVATING MEMBERS TO POST INSTRUCTABLES: The most common question/issue that came up was how to motivate build night participants to post Instructables and take photos during the build night. I came up with a few tips and solutions. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this and if you have any other ideas on how to encourage your members to post projects during their build. Planning ahead of time. Take suggestions from your community on what projects you can make at the build night. This will focus the workshop and motivate people to actually execute on projects. Post projects ahead of time: For spaces that are expecting more beginner/intermediate participants (especially young students) organizers will post Instructables before the event for participants to follow during the event. Demonstrations at the beginning. Have a short 20-30 minute demo at the beginning of the event and use the rest of the time to make projects. Breaking into groups. Split the attendees into groups pairing beginners with experts. Each group can work on a different project. This is especially important for more advanced build nights that have electronics. Designate a documenter. Have a designated ‘documenter’ for each group. They will be in charge of taking pictures during the project build. If someone has an iPhone or Android they can download the Instructables app for free and upload their photos from their phone directly to the website. PUBLICITY: One of my goals with the build nights is to get publicity for makerspaces and individual makers. Here are some ways we’re working to promote y’all! Homepage Promotion: get pictures of your makerspace on the homepage of Insructables. Take excellent pictures from your build night and we just might feature it on our homepage. Your space must also have a group page that we can link back to (see below). Tweet at us: tweet to your followers that you are hosting a build night and we will re-tweet you! We will also encourage our sponsor to re-tweet you as well!! GROUPS: I’m working to get a group page for every makerspace on Instructables. Check out all of the makerspaces with groups (here). The requirements to get a group for your space: You must have 5-10 Instructables published by members of your makerspace before we build you a group. It doesn’t matter if they were published 5 years ago or yesterday. You must agree to post projects on a regular basis. This is just to confirm that the group doesn’t go dead. 1-2 projects every 1-2 months will do! If you are participating in the build nights this should be easy. Contact me at carley@instructables.com if you think your makerspace is ready for a group. EARN A FREE PRO-MEMBERSHIP: everyone that publishes an Instructable will receive a 3-month pro-membership. SUPPORTING MAKERSPACES: Build nights were the result of a conversation I had with Josh from All Hands Active. He was looking for ways to get new people to his space and create new events. What other ways can we help achieve your spaces goals? Here are some suggestions from the hangout. Please let us know if you have more ideas! Live Stream Build Nights - spaces that are hosting google hangouts on the same day could connect via google hangout. Live Instructions: host a series of “how to” google hangouts where we teach you basic skills like soldering, basic electronics, etc...

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


Build Night build log on Hackaday.io?

I'm in a bit of a quandry here.  I have a really fun project for the 'May 2015 Build Night with Raspberry Pi and Adafruit', but the thing is, I am having to pull on a variety of different resources and making discoveries as I go.  Lots of these discoveries are valuable information I want to document to remember later. I *could* keep a private documented log, but where's the fun in that? I fancy using Hackaday.io for the in-situ build, then publish a nice polished Instructable once complete.  To me, it seems the natural order of things, but I half-suspect I might be treading on someone's toes in the context of the Build Night. The big question here is:  Should I log my progress on Hackaday.io?  Yes...or No?

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


Strawbees build event

We have scheduled the Strawbees build event for May 14, 2015: http://www.meetup.com/Cobb-County-Makers-Meetup/events/222194312/

Topic by Tanju-B 4 years ago


April Instamorph Build nights

We had lots of fun in April and beyond making things and playing with Instamorph!  Here are some of the pictures of people working with instamorph and the things we made.  If it lets me edit I will add some more pictures when I get back to my other computer.

Topic by sepeters228 3 years ago


LED Build Night at RevAmp

After having a huge success at our first Build Night at RevAmp and having many people turn up with great projects. The best out of which we found to be LED costumes as many people worked on it. We had two build nights The first day we had projects like LED Cube, LED lamps, LED flashers... and the next day we came up with an idea of making LED costumes and brought arduino into the  picture. The costumes were Bluetooth controlled and we later had a special android app developed to control the led. We had made 3 LED costumes at the end of the day. And we also practiced some cool led dance moves as the LEDs looked quite cool in the dark. After 2 days we all learnt new things and had fun with the LEDs.

Topic by ThisIsSteve 4 years ago


September Build Night with Lumi

No more spaces available Check out these resources for hosting a build night! SEPTEMBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Lumi, the creator of a new DIY alternative to screen printing which uses photographic print dyes on textiles and natural materials, for our September 2013 build night. Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (1) Print Fabric with Light kit (color tbd) (1) 16oz bottle of Inkodye (color tbd) (1) Inkofilm (sufficient materials for 15-20 people) HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in September (any night) to host the workshop. Since Lumi needs light to work - we suggest hosting your workshop during a time with daylight. At the event create projects using materials from the Lumi kit. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 step-by-step Instructables using the Lumi products. Anyone from your space is welcome to post an Instructable that counts towards the 2. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from the May build night: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. RESOURCES: Lumi Instructables Lumi.co Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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


Bonus Build Night - LEDs!!!!!!!

50 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Monday, June 16. Accepted spaces will be notified by June 17. BUILD NIGHT DETAILS The Instructables team recently inherited 23 boxes of 10mm LEDs (approximately 110,000 LEDs) and we decided the best use for them would be a Build Night!! We want to see how EPIC you can get with a large amount of LEDs (although simple projects are fine as well). We will be selecting 50 spaces to receive the following (note these numbers are approximate): 8 bags of 10mm assorted color LEDs (approx. 2200 LEDs) ~$800 40 3V coin cell batteries ~$75 Bonus Giveaway: 2 spaces will be selected to receive 50 silly putty eggs, 10 lbs of black iron oxide (materials to make magnetic silly putty). There will be a special section on the signup form if you would like to be considered for this. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in July or August (any night) to host a project build night using the LEDs and batteries. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the LEDs. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by June 17 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the LEDs without completing this step. RESOURCES: LED Instructables Projects Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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


Halloween build night a success

Thanks to all who came to the Halloween build night at Squid Labs! It was a great success! People built a number of really cool projects including one that got us quite a bit of attention this week. I'm sure you can guess which one.Check out more pictures over at the Flickr photoset.

Topic by ewilhelm 12 years ago


Instructables Build Night with littleBits

We had a really successful build night on June 25th at the Sydney office of the Nova Scotia Community Access Program. Our Build Night was centred around littleBits - an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets. We've been accumulating various art supplies, cardboard boxes, paper towel rolls, and plastic bottles over the last couple of weeks so we were ready to create. The littleBits tagline is "Build Something that Does Something" and we really took that and ran with it. Everyone had a great time! It was hard for some people to imagine how the modules would come together before getting to work with them, but everyone came away impressed. The possibilities are really endless in term of what you can create so we are really excited to have more Build Nights and camps for kids. One of the camps we will be holding is "Hack My Toy". More posts to come on our progress :)  Rachael 

Topic by NSCAP_CBC 4 years ago


LED Build Night at YuKonstruct

Thank you to everyone who made YuKonstruct’s first build night a huge success! YuKonstruct is the first makerspace in Canada's north. We don’t officially open our doors for memberships until September but we’re excited to have already hosted some great events. This past Tuesday we had over 60 people, of all ages, in our makerspace for the Instructables LED Build Night. We had 3 different project kits prepared for people to make: LED Flower Brooch Mini LED Flashlight LED Clothes Peg Tampering Detector In addition to the project kits, we also had a table set up for kids to play with squishy circuits (conductive play dough), and lots of extra LEDs and craft materials for people to experiment with. Everyone left with a smile, some new knowledge about LEDs and of course, the project they built themselves. We’re extremely grateful to Instructables for sending us the LEDs that made it possible. We’re already looking forward to our next build night in September! But before then, there’s our Grand Ribbon Cutting Event happening Tuesday September 16, 2014 from 6-9pm. Mark it in your calendars!

Topic by YuKonstruct 4 years ago


Instructables Build Night: littleBits

We down at the TechShop in Chandler, AZ have been eyeing littleBits since they first showed up on Kickstarter a couple of years ago... and boy did we ever luck out!!!  Thanks to Instructables & littleBits, we are now proud owners of FOUR Deluxe Kits and several of littleBits' brand new At Heart modules.  How? You might ask... Well Instructables runs a wonderful program referred to as Instructables Build Nights, where they and a sponsor send maker spaces, schools, libraries or other learning institutions a box of goodies (like littleBits) in return for hosting a build night.  The build night is sort of a free for all to make stuff with whatever they send you, and in our case - it was open to everyone, especially kids.  At the end of the build night, you submit three or more instructables for what you came up with during the allotted time.  Fantastic, right?! So, what was our Build Night experience like?  Well, when I got the box - I jumped up and down like a kid who just found out they were going to Disney World... and shouted "hooray Instructables! hooray littleBits!!!" and ran around telling everyone in the shop that they had arrived! I pulled them out and demonstrated how they worked to curious members who passed by, and the interest started to snowball from there. I went to the local thrift stores and found a bag of K'nex (awesome!), craft supplies, odds n ends, and pulled out the small shop supply of Legos.  I spread everything out and hung a sign above, telling people to PLAY!  Everyone was very excited for the event.  Our members with families appreciate anything that can help them involve their kids in making early on. The evening of Build Night, I commandeered two of our shop tables.  I set up one with a few laptops (for Arduino programming), and on the other I dumped out all of the littleBits.   To the side I made a utility cart FULL of the aforementioned thrifted accoutrements. We had parents with kids from 5-16 come in, as well as curious members coming by to get a little break from their projects by playing!  It was fantastic.  One of our guests made an animated scene, that looked like a mini backdrop for a play or puppet show.  One kid was completely taken by the buzzer, which was hilarious. We made a toy ferris wheel turn, a little roadster go, and lots of stuff light up... like el-wire fairy crowns!  We came up with a few instructables as well, like this animated guy and this little dune buggy. I am still working on the last one, a game show buzz-in system involving arduino - that is a little more complicated than the other two... but it is coming soon. ;) Build Night was a hit.  We've already had numerous requests to run a littleBits party once a month!  We're developing specific programming for kids using littleBits, focusing more on how electronics work and the science behind the Bits!  I can't wait to get more sets and watch our members continue to experiment with them! We feel so fortunate to have been given these sets, what an incredible gift!  Thanks so much Instructables and littleBits! From all of us at TechShop Chandler, YOU ROCK!  <3

Topic by coercionette 4 years ago


Instructables Build Night Returns! - 6/19

After an indefinite hiatus, Instructables Build Night returns! Starting June 19th we will be holding bi-monthly build nights at our brand spanking new San Francisco location.For the first meeting, bring whatever it is that you're working on, would like to work on or are thinking about working on! If you're not working on anything, bring yourself, and you can work on your social skills by interacting with some of the Bay Area's finest makers and shakers!We look forward to seeing you!The Details:Instructables Build Night - Thursday 6/19Building commences at 6:00 PMOur exact location:489 Clementina St. - 3rd FloorSan Francisco, CA

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


May 2015 Build Night with Strawbees (2nd build night in May!!)

#BUILDNIGHT 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: March 29th, 2015. Accepted spaces will be notified by March 30th, 2015. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. MAY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Strawbees, they make connectors to build epic structures with recycled plastics, for our SECOND May 2015 build night. You heard that correct! We’re running two build nights this May. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (1) Crazy Scientist Kit (includes 1034 connectors and 100 straws) HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in May to host a project build night using the Strawbees Crazy Scientist Kit. You can host multiple build nights during May to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Crazy Scientist Kit. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Strawbees Resources Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #STRAWBEES Twitter: @Instructables, @makestrawbees Instagram: @Instructables, @Strawbees https://www.facebook.com/strawbees https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this google form

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


Instructables Build Night Live Video Feed

As promised, here is the Instructables Build Night Live Video Feed. If you cannot make it to the event, come watch the internet in real life!

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


Credit Building?

I'm 19, and have no credit history. I was considering getting a Wells Fargo Secured Credit card, and securing it with the $300 minimum collateral. What would be the best way to build credit with it? I was going to treat it like my debit card, only paying for things like gas, coffee here and there, and maybe a night out or two a month; then paying back the full amount I owe every month. Would that be a wise choice?  And how quickly could I improve my score?

Question by The Dark Lord 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Instamorph Build Night at the Phoenix Asylum

Phoenix Asylum had a great turn-out for our Instamorph Build Night. Some fun projects were created and new friendships were formed. This was our fourth Instructables Build Night and we look forward to many more.

Topic by Tater Zoid 3 years ago


Jameco Build Night at The Rabbit Hole

Friday the 16th of August will be Instructables/Jameco build night at the Rabbit-Hole in Rochester, Mn. We did the unboxing of the Jameco grab bag of goodies last week, so I'll link that video here: It's called The Rabbit Hole - Episode 032 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GQqA56uS7s Thanks again to Instructables.com and jameco.com for making this happen, we're looking forward to an educational and fun night!

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


July 2014 Build Night with Dremel

20 SPACES AVAILABLE - USA ONLY Deadline to sign up: Monday, June 9. Accepted spaces will be notified by June 11 JULY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Dremel, the versatile hand-held tool system, for our July 2014 build night. We have over $1000 in materials! Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (5) Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool (3) Multi-Max MM30 Oscillating (5) EZ686-01 Accessory kit (5) EZ688-01 Accessory kit (5) MM495 Accessory kit We will only be sending the list of tools above. You are responsible for providing materials to use with the tools. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Select a Build Night Host: Each space must pick a host to present a 15 minute tool safety demonstration at the beginning of the build night. Host a Build Night: pick a night in July (any night) to host a project build night using the Dremel tools and kits. You can host multiple build nights during July and August to work on your projects. Post Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Dremel Tools. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. GOOGLE HANGOUT EVENTS We will be hosting Google Hangout events during the month of July to talk about the tool. Stay tuned for a schedule announcement! SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by June 11 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the Dremel materials without completing this step. Selection Process: This is NOT first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES: Dremel Project Videos Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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


August 2013 Build Night with Jameco

NO SPACES AVAILABLE **If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build nights you are already on our announcement list. Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space will post Instructables from your build night. AUGUST BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Jameco, a leading electronic components distributor, for our August 2013 build night. Sign up and we will ship you an electronics package that includes: Standard Timer Single 8-Pin 555 Chip (10) Resistor Assortment, 540 pieces (1) Breadboard 3.25x2.125 (4) Battery Snap, 6 inch (4) Battery, Super Alkaline, 9V (4) Grab Bag of Electronics Components (1) LED Grab Bag - assorted colors and shapes (2) Details below (please read all the information). HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in August (any night) to host the build night. At the event build projects using parts from the Jameco electronics kit. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the electronics from the kit. You are not limited to just these components, but projects must include parts from the kit. Projects can be as simple or advanced as you like. Anyone from your space is welcome to post an Instructable that counts towards the 3. These Instructables must include a link back to Jameco’s website. (Not posting these Instructables may affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from the May build night: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photo on the homepage. SIGN UP We have no more spaces available for our August build night. RESOURCES: Instructables Technology Chanel Jameco.com Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android

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


JULY 2013 Build Night with SUGRU

NO SPACES AVAILABLE Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. JULY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with sugru for our July 2013 build night. Sugru is the exciting new self-setting rubber that can be formed by hand. It molds like play-dough, bonds to almost anything and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. Sign up for the July build night and we will ship you several packages of sugru to experiment with. Details below (please read all the information). HOW TO PARTICIPATE Host a Build Night: pick a night in July (any night) to host the sugru build night. At the event experiment and play with sugru. Post Five Instructables: post 5 Instructables using Sugru. This can include: making products more ergonomic, simple fixes, or more advanced uses. You have 1 week after your build night to post these projects. Anyone from your space is welcome to post an Instructable that counts towards the 5. (Not posting these Instructables may affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from the May build night: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photo on the homepage. INSTRUCTABLES SPONSORSHIP Use the build night as a launch pad to bring your makerspace towards Instructables sponsorship. Individual projects can be included towards the sponsorship AKA get people to post new Instructables to count towards sponsorship. SIGN UP We have 100 spaces available and it’s first come first serve. Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above. You must be associated with a formal makerspace or hackerspace to participate. SIGN UP HERE. RESOURCES Sugru.com Instructables Sugru Projects Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. Questions? post in the forums if you have any questions

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


April 2015 Build Night with InstaMorph

#BUILDNIGHT 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: February 27. Accepted spaces will be notified by March 2. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. APRIL BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with InstaMorph, a lightweight thermoplastic, for our April 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (13) 6oz InstaMorph moldable plastic pouches HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in April to host a project build night using the InstaMorph 6oz moldable plastic. You can host multiple build nights during April to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the 6oz moldable plastic. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: InstaMorph Instructions Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #INSTAMORPH Twitter: @Instructables, @InstaMorph Instagram: @Instructables https://www.facebook.com/InstaMorph https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this google form

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


June 2014 Build Night with littleBits

15 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, May 13 This is NOT first come first serve. We will be reviewing your application + past build night participation (does not apply if you’re new to build night program) to determine eligibility. We will follow up with you by May 14 to let you know if your space has been accepted. You must be associated with a makerspace, hackerspace, fabrication lab, library, or university to participate. JUNE BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with littleBits, opensource library of electronic modules for prototyping, for our June 2014 build night. We have over $1000 in materials! Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (4) Deluxe Kits (7) Arduino at Heart Modules - not available to the public yet, your space will have an opportunity to get a sneak peak of the littleBits Arduino At Heart Module!! Must have experience with Arduino to use this module. (3) Additional Power Bits, batteries, and cables “Getting started instructions" will be included in the kit with information on how to use the Arudino at Heart Modules. HOW TO PARTICIPATE Host a Build Night: pick a night in June (any night) to host a project build night using the littleBits Deluxe Kits and Arduino at Heart Modules. You can host multiple build nights during June and July to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the littleBits Arduino art Heart Modules. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): post your projects on the littleBits community page. CHALLENGE We are offering a copy of the Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate to the makerspace that submits the best Instructable featuring the littleBit’s Arduino module. That space will also receive 20 Instructables t-shirts for their makerspace. SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by May 15 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the littleBits materials without completing this step. Selection Process: We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES littleBits Projects - a library of projects made using littleBits Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

Topic by Carleyy 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


June 2015 Build Night with Silhouette

#BUILDNIGHT (official graphic will be updated below by EOD) 40 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: April 17th, 2015. Accepted spaces will be notified by April 20th, 2015. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. JUNE BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Silhouette, DIY kits and products, for our June 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (1) Silhouette Portrait (1) Pack of Vellum (37) .25 oz Elmers Probond Advanced Glue samples HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in June to host a project build night using the Silhouette Silhouette Portrait. You can host multiple build nights during June to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the Silhouette Portrait. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Silhouette Learn Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #SILHOUETTE Twitter: @Instructables, @silhouetteam Instagram: @Instructables, @silhouetteamerica https://www.facebook.com/silhouetteamerica https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

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


January 2015 Build Night with MakeyMakey

#BUILDNIGHT 40 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Friday, December 5. Accepted spaces will be notified by Monday, December 8. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. We are partnering with MakeyMakey, an invention kit that lets you connect to the world around you, for our January 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: 5 MakeyMakey Kits HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in January to host a project build night using the MakeyMakey kits. You can host multiple build nights during January to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 step-by-step Instructables using the MakeyMakey kits. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES MakeyMakey Project Gallery MakeyMakey How-to Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #MAKEYMAKEY Twitter: @Instructables, Instagram: @Instructables https://www.facebook.com/makeymakeykit https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

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


September 2014 Build Night with Sugru

125 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Monday, August 4. Accepted spaces will be notified by August 6. SEPTEMBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Sugru, the amazing self setting rubber, for our September 2014 build night. This is our 2nd build night with Sugru and we couldn’t be more excited! Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (8) packs of sugru (1 pack = 8 mini packs) HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in September (any night) to host a project build night using Sugru. You can host multiple build nights during September and October to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using Sugru. We are looking for these projects to showcase unique uses for Sugru. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Check here for some inspiration. 5 creative ways to improve your kitchen 5 ideas for sugru in your garden 11 ways to sugruify your keys 8 ways to make your GoPro even more amazing 10 ways to refresh vintage finds 12 musicians get creative with sugru 7 clever ideas sugru + velcro 20 sugru holiday hacks 20 ways sugru can improve your crafting kit Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. CHALLENGE The two spaces that submit the Instructables with the most unique use of sugru will receive a copy of the Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate (first prize) and a Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera (second prize). Grand Prize (Autodesk Design Suite): Dynamic Motor Balancing with Sugru and an iPhone by Phoenix Asylum First Prize (DSLR Camera): Poor Mans Fire Works by ShakeTheFuture Honorary Mentions (Instructables t-shirts): Sugru Raspberry Pi Corners by Geekspace Gwinnett Stop Motion Puppetry with Sugru by Hitchin Hackspace SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by August 6 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the Sugru materials without completing this step. Selection Process: This is NOT first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES: Sugru Website Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when new events are announced in the forums. Please only sign up if you are not already on the build night mailing list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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


December 2014 Build Night with Chibitronics

#BUILDNIGHT 20 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Monday, November 10. Accepted spaces will be notified by Tuesday, November 11. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. DECEMBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Chibitronics, peel-and-stick electronics for crafting circuits, for our December 2014 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following from the Chibitronics Shop: 1 Tray of LED Stickers (108 stickers total) 5 Sensors and Microcontroller sets 5 Effects sets 20 batteries 20 binder clips 10 rolls of copper tape 2 z-tape swatches, so stickers can be reusable HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in December to host a project build night using the Chibitronics materials. You can host multiple build nights during December to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the Chibitronics Materials. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Chibitronics Tutorials Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA tag your posts with #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES Twitter: @Instructables, @chibitronics Instagram: @Instructables https://www.facebook.com/circuitstickers https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

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


November 2014 Build Night with Spark.io

#BUILDNIGHT NOVEMBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Spark.io, who make a development kit for amazing connected products, for our November 2014 build night. Check out some of the amazing projects created with the Spark Core here. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes: (10) Spark Cores (10) Spark Buttons: a new shield for Spark with LEDs, 4-way clicking like a game controller, acceleration and temperature sensing. See photo of the new board below! (2) Maker Kits 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, October 8. Accepted spaces will be notified by Thursday, October 9. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. HOW TO PARTICIPATE Host a Build Night: pick a time in November to host a project build night using the Spark Cores and Spark Buttons. You can host multiple build nights during November to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Spark Cores and Spark Buttons. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches!! This forum post has guideline for posting a feature worthy project. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per space - first projects submitted with have priority. RESOURCES Spark Tinker App Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN US ON SOCIAL Twitter: @Instructables, @spark_io Instagram: @Instructables Tag your posts: #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES SIGN UP: Fill out this form

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


August 2015 Build Night with Freescale

#BUILDNIGHT 25 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: June 12, 2015. Accepted spaces will be notified by June 15, 2015. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. AUGUST BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Freescale, DIY kits and products, for our August 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (2) FRDM-K64 Development Board (2) Accelerometer/Gyro shield boards (3) FRDM –KL25Z Development Board HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in August to host a project build night using the Freescale boards. You can host multiple build nights during August to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the boards. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android FRDM-K64F: Segger debug driver tutorial, Toggling an RGB LED, Using a timer interrupt FRDM-KL25Z: Projects & Examples, Blinking LED with Visual Studio Accelerometer/Gyro Shield Boards: Hackaday collection of Freescale-inspired projects REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #FREESCALE Twitter: @Instructables, @freescale Instagram: @Instructables www.facebook.com/freescale https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

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


October 2014 Build Night with DODOcase

50 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, September 9. Accepted spaces will be notified by Wednesday, September 10. OCTOBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with DODOcase, maker of award winning, handmade cases and sleeves for tablets and phones, for our October 2014 build night. DODOcase recently developed a Smartphone Virtual Reality Viewer inspired by Google’s Cardboard Project (**more info below). Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes: (10) DODOcase Cardboard VR Toolkits - you must have an iPhone or Android to use the kit. At your build night we would like you to make physical mods to the kits and/or develop new software to support to support the Google Cardboard Project. Some suggestions for the VR Kit Hacks (physical and electronic): Adding a strap Accommodating glasses Trucker Hat attachment Colors/Designs for it Applications using Accelerometers Content/Apps for iPhone and Android Game controllers Any other mods that are “outside the box” **About DODOcase VR DODOcase believes the next million VR experiences will come from mobile devices and has made it possible for the masses to explore VR in a cost effective, attainable way with the DODOcase Smartphone Virtual Reality Viewer. The company's build-your-own kit costs only $25 and will allow anyone the ability to experience VR. Inspired by the Google cardboard kit announced at the I/O conference, DODOcase was quick to act by designing and developing its own version of the viewer and an app (in beta) to go with it. Since June 26th, the company has sold more than 15,000 units to VR enthusiasts and developers around the world.  DODOcase is looking to connect with content and app developers who are pioneering the VR space. Email DODOcaseVR developers@dodocase.com. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night or day in October (any night/day) to host a project build night using the Google Cardboard VR Toolkits. You can host multiple build nights during October to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the Google Cardboard VR Toolkits. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. CHALLENGE The space that submits the Instructable with the most unique mod of the DODOcase Google Cardboard VR Toolkit or content/app for iPhone or Android will receive a copy of the Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate. Grand Prize (Autodesk Design Suite): Virtual Reality Kinetoscope Parlor by Taipei Hackerspace Honorable Mentions ($25 DODOcase Gift Certificate): Deadmau5 VR DODOcase by Techlab217 How to make DODOCase VR kit V 1.2 from your old V 1.1 by Cairo Hackerspace   SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above. This is a 2-step sign up process. YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by September 10 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the DODOcase Cardboard VR Kits without completing this step. Selection Process: This is NOT first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES: Kit Instructional Video DODOcase Blog Google Cardboard Project DODOcase App (beta) Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN US ON SOCIAL Follow us and reach out on social media! Twitter: @DODOsays, @DODOcaseVR, @Instructables, #dodocaseVR JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when new events are announced in the forums. Please only sign up if you are not already on the build night mailing list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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


Build Night at the Banjarapalya Makerspace with Chibitronics

Greetings from the Banjaraplaya Makerspace! We are a small makerspace located in the outskirts of Bangalore (India), in the village of Banjarapalya - https://goo.gl/maps/qz0BX . The space serves as a building as well as an alternative learning space where the local villagers can come and develop various skills in a very self-customised manner. Our participants generally belong to the under-served sections of society and have very limited exposure to technology. We help them develop skills in technology and to get into the habit of making while finding great projects online and using the low-cost equipment available at the space. The build night was a great experience. Almost everyone at the center got involved with the stickers and made greeting cards, wall designs etc. Also, this has helped us to get into the habit of writing more instructables. I feel build nights create great interest very quickly and also give a breather from the regular project work.  We are looking forward to hosting more build nights at our space. Happy Building, Abhijit Co-founder and Makerspace Developer, E4D

Topic by asinha13 4 years ago


Build Night with Chibitronics at the Taipei Hackerspace

Hi! We have finished the Chibitronics December build night last week (khm, in January), and it was actually a lot of surprising fun! First of all, we have received the parts for the night about 2 months ago, and I've just put it in our storage, without checking the packing list, because it looked like everything is there, and there were plenty of things! When the build night started, imagine my horror not finding any of the copper tapes, not a single piece... Not sure when it disappeared, but there were a bunch of people who came for the hacking, so had to figure out something.... In the end, those "somethings" became our first build night instructable. People really seemed to enjoy prototyping, and learning about simple circuit ideas. Interesting experience explaining the workings of LEDs to completely non-technical people so they can get the "whys" of the circuit wiring - and they did get it very well! Since it was only LEDs for output, the projects were all light based, a hairband and a gift card. We had plenty of pieces left that people can use for projects gradually, and I think everyone left a bit smarter and more excited than they have arrived. Cheers! Greg

Topic by taipeihackerspace 4 years ago


Build Night with littleBits at the Taipei Hackerspace

Hi everyone, Just reporting from the Taipei Hackerspace regarding the littleBits build night last month. It was a very popular event, a lot of people were brought in by littleBits. It was the first time I myself tried them, and it was amazing to see how many things people have built, from kids to grownups, everyone was hacking. Haven't really happened such thing many times before. The event had a requirements that the resulting projects need to use the Arduino module. While it was awesome tool, most people were just doing analog electronics. Needed some time after the build night to hash out some projects that would be eligible for us to submit. Fortunately did come up with a few, and it was a lot of fun. In the process I think we have fried one Arduino module, but the rest of it is still being used every time we have visitors to the Hackerspace. Here are our projects from the build night: littleGoal: world cup notifier littleTea: robotic tea brewing littleWork: working hours notifier Cheers, and thanks for this opportunity! Greg

Topic by taipeihackerspace 4 years ago


Sugru Build Night at MakeICT in Kansas

MakeICT participated in their first Instructables Build Night in July by making stuff with Sugru!  It turned out to be a lot of fun.  A couple people showed up with ideas.  A couple more people showed up without ideas, but they were quickly inspired by suggestions.  One guy who was at our space for the first time had used Sugru before and was willing to share best practices.  Sugru seems like a useful tool to keep around the makerspace, so thanks to Instructables for introducing it to us! Here are some of the Sugru projects our members worked on: Eyeglass repair by forming new nose pads DIY multimeter tweezer probes A universal tripod mount that works with any phone or tablet A mustache - for those times when you need to quickly disguise yourself We also had a member repairing a table-top gaming piece by forming a new base out of Sugru.  Another member used Sugru and recycled pieces of corrugated plastic (yard signs) to prototype a homeless shelter. Thanks to the Instructables team for the help in organizing these build nights! We look forward to participating in more.

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


Jameco Build Night at Taipei Hackerspace

Greetings from Taipei Hackerspace, I'm Greg, one of the co-founders, and the organizer for the August Build Night (well, afternoon) in out space. First of all, thanks for Instructables and Jameco for this, this was our firstit was a really fun opportunity, and surely learned a lot from it. :) We had a relatively small turnout, partly because our Hackerspace is dual-language (Chinese and English) and I can only speak/write one of them, and also because next time we'll need some more preparation and engagement of the community. Still, we had very interesting folks, from ex-NASA engineer, through business guy and biomedical major, to journalist. Everyone seemed to have learned some new things and had a great time. We haven't built anything really fancy, but had good time figuring out the basics, and the 555 timer is simple enough to get started with, and in the same time complex enough to puzzle us with strange circuit bugs :P Our instructables from the event: -> Annoying screaming light -> Ticking bomb package (any bonus points for reusing the package we got the build night components in?:) -> Thankful donation jar As some feedback, the grab-bag of electronics was in general interesting, there were some parts that the more knowledgeable members told me to "hide it away because it's highly sought after". Had a big load of LEDs too (more than we would have ever used for the build night) and the big variety of resistor was a good idea. I was missing one thing: since the build night is centered around the 555 timer, maybe a larger number and variety of capacitors would have been useful (there were about 5 pieces in the entire package, while had at least 60 LEDs), since pretty much every 555 circuit uses a bunch of different caps. More photos from our event are at https://plus.google.com/photos/100085911445404984901/albums/5913287340991955185 (no login required). Cheers!

Topic by imrehg 5 years ago


Instructables Build Night! 9/22

I am thrilled to announce that Instructables Build Nights have returned with a vengeance. And our amazing new friends at The reMake Lounge are going to help host them and a host of upcoming Instructables workshops.We invite one and all to come and bring whatever it is you are working on or would like to swap. If you're not working on anything there will be a YUDU (silkscreen machine) there for people to experiment with and a host of materials and tools like soldering irons and craft supplies. I will also be bringing an Arduino to play around with and would happily give anyone a crash course on how to use one for the upcoming Arduino Contest.Meet and mingle with local makers. Learn, share, explore and have fun! It will be just like the internet, but in real life! Festivities start at 5:30. The Remake Lounge is located atCrocker Galleria 50 Post St. Suite 9San Francisco, CA 94104 (Ground level near Sutter St. Entrance!)We look forward to seeing you!

Topic by randofo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


August Build Night with Cheng Concrete

Since the moment that truck pulled up with the pallet of Cheng Concrete on it, we've been having a ball with our Shapecrete! We know the August Build session has ended, and Eureka Factory members managed some fun build projects before the month was over, but we've still got Shapecrete and we're still creating with it!  It's really interesting stuff, obviously a natural for Halloween decos (saw someone else had made some cool headstones!) and yard art.  Love how adaptable it is and the ability to easily create small concrete objects with it.  We've got a few more projects underway and will continue adding them to our Shapecrete Collection as long as there's Shapecrete in our buckets!  Thanks, Instructables, for a really awesome build opportunity, and thanks Cheng Concrete, for a truly wonderful medium!  If anyone is in Orlando September 12 & 13, be sure to stop by the Eureka Factory  booth at Maker Faire Orlando, on the 2nd floor lobby of the Orlando Science Center, where the event is held,  to see Gnombie and some  of our Instructables projects!

Topic by EurekaFactory 3 years ago


Silhouette Build Night at the Taipei Hackerspace

Hi, We just had our Silhouette Build Night in the Taipei Hackerspace yesterday. It was a blast, I was totally blown away by the many ideas people came with, even though we barely knew how to use the Silhouette paper cutter. We had participants of all ages, and many different backgrounds. The projects that came out of it, in no particular order: Dog silhouette cuts: apparently wiener dogs and corgis were the most popular, most just to keep, but there's an ongoing project to do a corgi-fan (hand-held fan in corgi shape) Custom cut name tags: because it's more fun than writing (Instructable) Cipher grille: because secrets are always fun, and it's easier than with scissors (Instructable); in the future might try circles instead of squares, that would look much cooler (hindsight...) Party props: most popular were lips and moustache, as usual... Flipbook: characters were cut and glued onto the flipbook, called "The missing piece" (Instructable) iPhone sicker: using some kind of 3D effect sticker, cut a it in the shape of the iPhone, perfect fit Pop-up word card: know the kind of greeting cards that you open up and there's a quasi-3D scene or text? That kind! Vitruvian man decoration: use transparencies with printed Vitruvian man, cut it out, then assemble into globes  for home decor (Instructable) Greeting card: creating a design with generous negative spaces, and use two layer of paper to assemble. Font selection is important (Techno Overload works quite well!) All in all it was good fun. I think we've ruined our mat by cutting too deep occasionally, running test cuts without pulling in the mat to the right position, sticking the printed transparency with the printed side down, and these little things. The biggest issues were the cut setting selection (lots of trial and error), and creating the design (now we have much better idea how to make JPEGs that work well in Silhouette Studio, but sometimes it was tricky using images grabbed from the net) Cheers! Greg

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


Soft Circuit Build Night 11/12

Instructables build night returns Thursday with a wonderful evening of fun for crafters and hackers alike. Oh yes. It is soft circuit build night! Bring whatever soft circuit project it is you are working on, thinking about working on or even not working. If you need inspiration, we will have a number of tools, soft circuit materials and supplies on hand. This is a great chance to meet and mingle with local makers. Share tips. Gossip. Canoodle (okay... maybe no canoodling). The event kicks off around 6:00 PM @ Remake Lounge Crocker Galleria 50 Post St. Suite San Francisco, CA (Ground level near Sutter St. Entrance!)

Topic by randofo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


"Taller de Inventos", Jameco Build Night @ Buenos Aires

On Saturday August 24th we held our very first “Instructables Build Night”, which we baptized “Taller de Inventos” (Inventions Workshop). It was a free event aimed for anyone older than 10 ys old. We had around 15 participants that joined us on the quest for technological reappropiation. We knew beforehand that most of them had never touched a soldering iron, so the first activity that we held was an improvised desoldering workshop where people cheerily removed components from electronic garbage. Most of them became immediately enchanted with the mighty desoldering pump ;) After the participants had settled in their preferred spots, we opened the event by talking about what we (Wazzabi) do as a group and what this event sponsored by Instructables and Jameco was all about. We were thrilled of having so many new faces around. What the Build Night meant to us was the opportunity of holding a free event without having to care about components. Since we received 100USD worth of goods by Jameco, we decided to keep it free. We offered the participants various projects to work on: a "Wazzabi Punk" Light Theremin (a light theremin based on our take on the classic Atari Punk console), an audio switch for choosing between two inputs, a LED Blinking Light for bike and a classic Wazzabi Punk console. Every one of them was incredibly eager of soldering components to the PCBs that we gave away and getting their hands on their own creations. They left not only having learned that they were capable of some awesome things, but also with some pretty cool devices made by themselves :) Check the pictures after the jump. They were taken by Cristian Reynaga and Amina Luveaux.

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


Instructables Build Night: How to Make Soft Circuits

Instructables held a "themed" build night on Thursday, August 14--the first installment in the new Build Night Series.Rachel taught a brief lesson about soft circuits and conductive threads/fabrics, and participants got to do some pillow anatomy and see the insides of LED vibrating pillows, fabric sensors, and other electronic-fabric creations. Then, everyone tried to build their own soft circuits in whatever style they wanted.Check out the promo video below and, if you're interested and in the SF Bay Area, come to Make your own Mouse Mouse with Christy on September 11 or another upcoming event.The office--aka build night workshop extraordinaire--is located at: 489 Clementina Street, 3rd FloorSan Francisco, CA 94103 We hope to see you there!

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


Instructables Build Night w/ Bare Conductive @ Noisebridge

Last night 5/22 we held a build night at Noisebridge with Bare Conductive paint. There was a great turn out with about 20-25 people including electronics beginners and experts. Some people worked on LED cards provided in Bare Conductive's Instructables. Others experimented with new projects - adding LEDs to sculptures and making pressure sensors. The big take away from the night is the paint is most conductive when it dries!! Special thanks to M.C. Langer for helping me organize and teach everyone and Mitch Altman for helping to coordinate the event.

Topic by Carleyy 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


January 2014 Build Night with Cool Neon

10 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, December 11 This is NOT first come first serve. We will be reviewing your application + past build night participation (does not apply if you’re new to build night program) to determine eligibility. We will follow up with you by December 13 to let you know if your space has been accepted. You must be associated with a formal makerspace or hackerspace to participate. Check out these resources for hosting a build night! JANUARY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Cool Neon, a great online source for EL wire, for our January 2014 build night. Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (1) Cool Neon Arduino Shield (10) five-foot strands of Cool Neon wire of varying colors, soldered (1) Driver HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in January (any night) to host a project build night using EL wire + arduino shield. You can host multiple build nights during January to work on your projects. Your space must have access to an Arduino and a soldering iron. If you don’t have access you can still Post 2 Instructables: post 2 step-by-step Instructables using the EL wire and Arduino shield. The projects MUST use both elements. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from the May build night: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by December 13 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the cool neon materials without completing this step. RESOURCES: Cool Neon Instructable EL Wire Projects Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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


Build Night LEDs at Numurkah Secondary College

Numurkah Secondary College hosted is first ever Instructables build Night, featuring LEDs. A fun night was had by all, making different projects, playing with the laser cutter, 3d printer, vinyl cutter and attaching LEDs to everything including small children. Throwies were a very popular project, also a couple of sound modulators were build on the night, and a chaser that was designed for florescent tubes was converted to LEDs.  The monkey Light, and blinking faux neon signs were a hit will the little kids, and big kids alike. Thanks to Instructables for supplying the LEDs and batterys and also to Instructables member 'motoring'  for organising the night.

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


August 2015 Build Night with Cheng Concrete

#BUILDNIGHT **You must be located in the United States to enter this event** 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Friday, June 19th. Accepted spaces will be notified by Monday, June 22nd. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. AUGUST BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Cheng Concrete for our August 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (10) 20lb Buckets of Shapecrete HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in August to host a project build night using the Cheng Concrete Shapecrete. You can host multiple build nights during August to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Shapecrete. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Cheng How-To Center Shapecrete Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #Shapecrete Twitter: @Instructables, @CHENGConcrete Instagram: @Instructables www.facebook.com/chengconcrete https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form **You must be located in the United States to enter this event**

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


February 2015 Build Night with Circuit Scribe

#BUILDNIGHT 20 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Friday, December 19. Accepted spaces will be notified by Monday, December 22. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. FEBRUARY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Circuit Scribe, a rollerball pen that writes with conductive silver ink, for our February 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (1) Developer kit (2) Basic Kits w/ Book (1) 5x pack of pens HOW TO PARTICIPATE Host a Build Night: pick a time in February to host a project build night using the Circuit Scribe . You can host multiple build nights during February to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables and 1 123D Sketch using the Circuit Scribe kits. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES 123D Circuits Circuit Scribe Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #CIRCUITSCRIBE Twitter: @Instructables, @circuitsio Instagram: @Instructables https://www.facebook.com/circuitsio https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

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


Jameco Building Night and Reopening of Fabriken FBRKN

The Jameco building nigth was a part of the program for the reopening of our Maker Space FBRKN/Fabriken. We had around 50 people visiting our premises that night and joining the different activities such as Arduino Workshop, lamp workshop and try outs for the 3d printer and the laser cutter. We even had a insta-booth where you could print your Fabriken’s photos from instagram., . It was great to see so many families and people in different ages doing things together. We are looking forward to host more Building Nights!

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