Building!

What have you been building????? =D This  is my newest build

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I am looking for information on building a shed with wooden pallets?

Wooden pallet construction.I am looking for information on building sheds, storerooms, etc. made from wooden pallets.

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Need build plans for dbl carport?

I need plans on building a sturdy double carport.  I purchased one of those HD packages made with metal rods and vinyl top but I am afraid it will be too flimsy and think I can invest that money in the material for a DIY if I can find a good inexpensive plan.  Thanks for the help.

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Vacant Buildings Painted Blue, Become Tourist Attraction

Some derelict buildings in Rotterdam have just been sitting around awaiting demolition when someone had the brilliant idea to paint them a bright blue. Now they've become a tourist attraction.It's almost as if this was a case of Sim City coming to life where troubled areas start getting color coded. Related:In San Francisco, the vacant Hugo Hotel was converted into an art installation 11 years ago:http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/hugohotel/ linkvia Neatorama

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

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

Topic by tomgreenfield_17 


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

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

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

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

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Subcontrabass Guitar - to build or not to build?

Hey all you musicians, and especially guitar players! I am currently planning the next version of my Prism Laser Guitar (vote for me if you like it!) and I need some opinions.The next version will hopefully sound very much like a real guitar, not a synthesizer. It will also be capable of playing chords among other tricks the first version couldn't do. However, due to physical and monetary restraints, it will have to be a 4-string bass guitar of some sort. That's fine with me - I love bass!So here's the idea: Unhindered by the physical limitations of a vibrating string, I am free to tune the bass as low as I want. I'm thinking of giving it a C#, F#, B, E tuning, with a bottom note of 17.5Hz. That's lower than pretty much any bass you can get, opening up a whole playground of super bass notes to drive neighbours up the wall. ;)Is that something people would be interested in? Or should I stick to a standard bass tuning range?

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DEPLOYABLE FIRE ESCAPES for TOWERING BUILDINGS

The “9/11” World Trade Center disaster horrified Americans as they witnessed people leaping out of 100 story windows to their death. There was simply no available escape system to facilitate a safe yet quick evacuation to the ground floor. Elevators weren’t working and internal staircases were blocked by sporadic debris, black smoke and fires. The situation was virtually hopeless to the point where many chose to jump rather than be burned alive. So here we are, with technology capable of constructing 100+ story buildings but without the means for external fire-escapes. Unfortunately, the public isn’t aware that at our current level of technology we can finally address this problem with our architects. We are talking about a means to rapidly deploy a flexible escape tube-chute from 100+ stories that hangs along a guy-wire which is pre-attached to our escape floor and anchored to the ground (Fig-1). This tube-chute escape system will deliver a person from 100-stories down to ground level and safely outside the building in under 10-minutes. Prior to deployment, the entire system is housed inside a container that is either attached to the outside of the building or built into a structured wall, opening to the outside at various floor levels. When in deployment, the inlet of the flexible escape tube will be anchored to the outside wall of a designated escape window and contain an inner diameter sufficiently sized to accommodate an individual. The tube’s exit end is tethered to a rope-wire that runs down our permanently located guy-wire, through a series of guy-wire slip-rings, and quickly pulls the tube's exit end to ground. The rope-wire is permanently attached to a winch-motor located on the ground. During deployment, the winch pulls the tube’s rope-wire down to ground level by slipping along the guy-wire rings. As the tube-chute deploys downward, it automatically forms a spiral about the guy-wire, creating a very long escape slide that gets anchored to the ground. A fully deployed tube-chute exhibits three basic attachments for stability: 1) a set of flexible slip-rings and tethers attached between the permanent guy-wire and tube to form its downward spiral, 2) a tube-chute inlet anchored to the outside of the building at various floor levels, and 3) a tube-chute exit anchored to the ground and providing a fully deployed and reliable escape system ready for use. As each person enters the tube-chute, they are only aware of the outside winds which buffet the tube plus the internally hanging cloth fingers used to slow their descent as they slide down to safety. They are not aware of any height and feel relatively secure due to their complete envelopment by both the tube and its touching fingers.  A 100-story descent would take about 6-to-10-minutes to reach the outside safety of ground while travelling at a speed of roughly 5-fps (3.5 MPH) as regulated by the spiral-ramp and internal cloth-fingers retarding gravity.   Technical  Details: The tube-chute is reinforced by a sewn-in spiral wire that gives it strength and flexibility. Its tube is made of heavy duty nylon, much like the large yet light air-hoses used on many high stress applications today. The tube cork-screws its way down and around a permanently deployed guy-wire that stretches from the designated floor of the building to the ground. The tube is sized for a person to enter and slide down the spiraling pathway until he reaches ground level. Gravity will act to propel the sliding individual down the tube. To counter gravity, we rely on the tube’s spiraling design to produce a gradually declining ramp that slows and checks an individual’s descent speed. The number of spirals and ramp-angle necessary to reach the ground will be sized to limit the gravity-induced speed so as not to endanger an individual’s sliding descent. That and the internally hanging cloth fingers guard against excessive speeds and will prevent skin-burns from the sliding friction. The tube’s nylon material is impregnated with anti-flammable chemistry and its exterior is aluminized to prevent radiative heatloads from causing a fire due to either direct flames or the radiant heat from indirect flames. A final note on the overall weight for this flexible tube-chute structure. Clearly, since we are designing a deployable fire-escape system, its weight must be kept to a minimum for deployment safety and reliability. Items such as the cloth materials, tube-wire reinforcements, and spiraling tube tether attachments must be carefully chosen for weight, strength and durability. While issues of weathering may not be that important, as it will be housed and protected from the elements, the shelf life of the various materials chosen is of paramount importance.

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USB build!

What USB are you  building latey???? This is my newest usb thing that I have made!!

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building a chimney?

How do i build a chimney and fireplace without using commercial inserts

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Earthbag building

I recently viewed the instructable for earthbag building. I understand the use of rice hulls can be substituted for dirt/earth as fill for the wall bags. Does anyone have experience using this medium? Are the procedures or methods the same? Any input would be welcome. Thanks...

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Building a velomobile?

I'm thinking of building a velomobile (trike), but I have yet to find a suitable instruction anywhere. Any of you have experience with this who could make a 'ible for this?

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Building Longboards?

Has anyone made their own longboard? post pictures of press and board!! here is my homemade cruiser! it has a tiny bit of concave....lol

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SRV3 Build

Do any of you guys have built the srv3 by now? Because im trying to build it and its hard because theirs no actual  instructions for the gun, if anybody that has one can maybe have a ibles on it? 

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building a guitar

My son is building a guitar and has done a great job building the body an old teacher gave him a neck from an old guitar and we ordered a bunch of parts from a web site.Is there a specific distance there should be between the pick ups and bridge and neck? I have searched all over the net but have been unable to find any specifics. he has bought a set of dual humbuckers. any help would be appreciated I will send photo's as it progresses  

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Build Counter

An additional feature that I would like to see would be a build counter. I know you can favourite things, but a lot of people dont actually get round to building these things so I'd like to be able to see how many people have actually built the item. For example, I built a lightbox table from one of the links; I left him comments telling him I built one, but I think it would be a cool feature if I could look at an instructable and see how many people have built it. You could even link to a gallery where people photos of their build.

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Build Yacht

Hi, my friends and I want to build a small yacht. We are beginners, so we don�t have previous experiences in building such things. I just graduated with Mechanical Engineering degree from Polytechnic University of New York and my other friend is a handy man and he had experiences in fixing boats and yachts, another friend has experience in Mechanical Engineering design industry, he graduated couple years ago. We want to build it from scrap materials, we are thinking to get an old boat or yacht now and use that material to build our. I found this website http://www.hartley-boats.com/ may be you have an opinion on this web site. We are looking for any good advises for the beginners, any good literature on that topic. Another big problem we don�t know where to build it. We are welcome enthusiasts like we are specially people who have some place to build it in our area (NYC, Long Island, New Jersey.)

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Building the Couchbike!

I am just starting an AMAZING project!  I am building the Couchbike.   Take a look at the original:  http://www.bikeforest.com/cb/index.php I am wanting any advice or experience or ideas about building strange bikes.  This is kind of like building a recumbent trike, so anyone who has experience with that particular thing please chime in.  It would be great to find someone to collaborate with.  I live in Portland, OR.  Don't worrry: I will definatly make a how to on this one!!  

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build a robot Answered

Good day I want to build a robot , one with some personality but I don't have access to arduino but  access to other electronic parts  , acan you help me , and I'm a first timer

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Building a unicycle

I have been thinking about making a unicycle from an old bicycle, because I want a unicycle that is better for commuting with a wheel that is larger than my unicycle now, which only has a 20 inch wheel. Any Ideas/suggestions?

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Build a UPS

I am wanting to build an Uninterrupted power supply. I was planning to use relays to connect and disconnect and the mains and battery power. N/O for the mains and N/C for the DC voltage. I wasn't sure if the relays would switch fast enough for the CPU to remain on. I loaded 2 pictures. Has anybody ever built something like this? 

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What to Build

I have a bunch of parts here and no clue what to build, I have a: - EZUSB HX2LP LP USB 2.0 HUB 4PRT P/N:CY7C65630-56LFXA - NO DECRIPTION HERE P/N:CYDM128B16-55BVXI - LASER SENSOR TECHNOLOGY ONS1 P/N:CYONS1001L-LBXC - I have 2 ATMEGA168-20MU - I have 2 ATMEGA8-16PU What should I do btw I got all this for free

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Something to build?

Hey knexers ANYTHING KNEX  APART FROM CARS But not too many pieces This includes machines, BM, guns, contraptions I don't really see the point in knex cars, you just push them along Only tell me if its like a REALLY cool car Please spread! Thanks mm8

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building a guitar

I am trying to build a guitar body, and i dont know if laminating the wood for it would work, or just a solid piece. also, what type wood should should i use? and how should i drill the cavities? and how should i mount the pickups?? what type paint should i use? should i use primer? what type of primer? 

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Building a PC

I am trying to build a computer with more knowledge than last time i was trying to do it, here are my parts listProcessorMotherboardHard DriveCD/DVD DriveMemoryCaseI have a Gateway computer company Vista OS from my old gateway computer, will this work with a non Gateway interface computer? If not, then i will probably download linux to my usb and upload it to the computer. P.S. i already have a monitor

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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?

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Building a computer.

Hi :DMy old computer has died and I'm planning on just ripping it apart and salvaging bits and bobs for a new build, Here's my plan:CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Processor E8600Graphics card: GeForce 9800 GX2RAM: 4GBWiFi card: some brand, i haven't researched yetCase: Jeantech JNR-105 Luna ATXMy main problem is i cant decide on which Motherboard... do motherboards come with their own power supply? I think a 500 watt power supply would be more suited than the current 300 watt. which leads me to another question, can people recommend cooling options? (not water cooling though, i dont trust it enough to have hundreds of pounds of hardware surrounded by water)

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Building A Table

So I want to build me a table for my patio. I found one that I really like, but I have some questions about it. The table is in the pictures below. Its legs are made of hard-fired terra-cotta, its a chimney flue. I was wondering if the table top would be sturdy enough on it. Like if someone was leaning on one end of it would thje other end raise up. Does any one have any suggestion for a nice table similar to this one, or something else I could use for the legs?

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Snowman Building!

As most of you probably know, we have been having alot of snow this last week in the UK. We have been saving up our snow in the back garden as we both work, and normally get home after the sun has set. Today being a weekend meant that we could make good use of all that snow! The snowman is called pepper, as we use pepper to do his mouth and eyebrows. (take note of his cool icicle hair, we were going to call him spike, but we already named our christmas tree that) gmjhowe + Rainbow_Han

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Building a Steambike

And I may need a little help! Wondering if anyone knows of any decent resources for materials, how-to, etc. I have this piece of crap bike from Target that's been sitting in my basement since the dawn of time, and I thought I'd scrap it out and convert it into a steambike. The only things that I'll probably be using from the old bike are the frame and possibly the wheels. I'm debating on whether or not I want to try and use the chainset somehow... If anybody knows any good resources, lemme know!

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Building a Windmill

I live on top of a tall hill were the wind is always blowing at a constant 10 mph, and my electric bill keeps going up and up. So, the idea I have was to make a windmill that is powerful enough to generate between 8000 watts to 12000 watts. I want the design to be efficient, but at the same time not an eye sore. I figured that that just one windmill would need a 20ft propeller so I am leaning more to a series of windmills. I need some more information on the cost, and the design aspects of one or more windmills. If anyone has experience on this subject I would appreciate any information.

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Building a genertor? Answered

I have a 5sme22nj028a general electric motor and wanted to buld a generator. It is 10 pin (not including earth). I have used a voltmeter to see what generate but there are many combonations and they all seem to generate. Also it is brushless. I have posted this question before but fogort to include that the motor says varable speed on the side. I was thinking that connecting diffrent pins would make the motor go at diffrent speeds. In my other question someone said that it may need a mirco prosser before it. I think that this is probaly the case but wanted to see if anyone knew about this motor. So if it needs or doesnt need a micro prosessor before it, please tell me. I should be able to work it out from there. Thanks

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Building a fence

I am going to construct a fence between my garage and my house. 20 ft or so long, To keep my too small dogs contained. Here in lies the rub, I have already built one fence. it's still up and working fine, however in the construction I discovered how dense the crete is, ramset doesn't work, drilling? I would never get deep enough. So I have decided to use cement piers and 4x4 posts and sit the fence right on the concrete, with enough weight I am praying the fence will not move much, I only need to contain two 5# dogs its mostly ornamental. If anyone has attempted anything along these lines, please contact me with your triumphs and failures, or any advice you may have thanks!

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Building a Foundry?

So I've been experimenting with building a mini foundry made out of steel cans. I've experimented with several different fuels, fuel injection systems, oxygen injection systems, crucibles, and different metals. However, the only metal I've ever been able to melt with it is zinc. (if you don't know, zinc doesn't take alot to melt; only about 700F) My target metals are aluminum and copper, but despite over a year of experimenting, I've never been able to melt either. I would like to know what I'm doing wrong, or what I could do better. Here's the rundown of the furnace's construction: The fuel I'm currently using is propane. The foundry isn't big, (you could fit it in a backpack) so I just use propane canisters for torches with a normal output line on the end. The line runs to a small piece of glass laboratory tubing with a tiny nozzle on the end which is about 1 mm in diameter. The propane shoots out as a stream and mixes with air utilizing the venturi effect. The propane mix then shoots into a large metal pipe about 2 cm in diameter. It then bends up at a 90 degree angle and enters the furnace, which is in essence, a steel can with a hole in the bottom. inside this is a steel can cut in half with a thick wire through it to suspend it above the burner.  So what could be improved? When I run it at full blast, the whole furnace glows orange, but no metal melting happens...

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Building a Computer

So, in continuing my series of stupid newbie computer questions, I present: Building Your Own Computer!-The Computer-As you've heard, I first had a computer that messed up, then I took it to the computer dudes, and they said it was completely FUBAR, then I asked how I should salvage it. Now, after laying my eyes on the beautiful Linux-running $72 Computer, I said to myself that I should make one...-What I Have-I stripped my computer tonight, and I came up with a CD drive (doesn't burn, just reads), Floppy drive, hard drive, power supply (how the heck do I understand all those wires?), nice looking heatsink with matching fan, and various other parts from the Windows 98 computer. -The Problems--I checked the links provided at the link above, and the prices had either raised, the item is out of stock, or the item had vanished completely...-I would like to buy a minimum of parts because I am in debt with my parents, and being 13, I don't have a job to pay them off.-I would like to run Linux, as it is one of the coolest things I've found recently. -I do know that the link above is thumb-drive booted, and I would like to avoid that, but no biggie if I can't.-I also don't know that much about computers, so I want to keep the computer sweet and simple. -The components that I salvaged might not work with the new components (I.E. Motherboard)-Maybe more.-Pluses--It will be cheap.-Case mods should be easy.-Mistakes dont cost much.-Linux is free.-Linux looks very nice.-It shouldn't need much RAM to run (Am I correct here?), so I can run more complex programs without it costing me.-I have extra parts from the old Win98 computer that died.-Probably more, but this is all I got right now...First postSecond postI am saying this right now- I suck at understanding computers, and if possible, comment to me like you would your 93 year old grandpa.

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Build a wood greenhouse - Guide to build it -

I built a wood greenhouse on my backyard. Free guide:http://www.usa-gardening.com/greenhouse/greenhouse.html

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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?

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Can anyone please write an Instructable on each and every aspect of Ultimate Monopoly?

Hey Frnds! I recently saw these modded board designs of monopoly (named Ultimate Monopoly by the author) at DeviantArt: http://jonizaak.deviantart.com/gallery/ and got inspired to print one on paper. I'm dying to play it with my frnds as it is the best ever. But im unable to decide on some aspects of the game. Like what to use for the cards and how to make the skyscrapers, houses, hotels, train depots and cab stands. I can buy them but other than the standard monopoly, no one is sold in our country. (I am Indian :P). So i was thinking if anyone can make an instructable on how to make these with the other basic things it will be very nice. It will sum up to a very good instructable as no such other is available on this site. Plz comment its link if you do so. Thnxx in advance.

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Please help me help them...

I am in serious NEED of information on HOW TO TURN PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES INTO SMALL BRICKS, BLOCKS, TUBES. I am moving to a very poor island where I need to bring this process to the islanders. The horrible poverty is now compounded even worse by all the plastic on the island that that has NO WHERE to go (the government does nothing). If I can find a way to do the above, in a very small, rough manner (IE: men using machetes' to chop up bottles) it will IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF HURTING PEOPLE. Thank you in advance for helping me to help them....I will take ALL I CAN GET. Selling my lake home in Wisconsin this summer and will be gone for good by Fall 2009. Give me something to take with me by then....OK? Ma Barley

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Should I start with a building planner OR find a company that might prepare the building plans AND build the building? Answered

The planning permission is received. Is a designer better to start with OR a building company to continue?

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what is the building line?

What is the building line?

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Storey Building Plan

A storey building plan with wiring done.

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Is it hard to build a computer?

Just thinking about building a computer.

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building a tesla coil

Is there any way to build a tesla coil?

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building a weblanguage help!

Im trying to build a web language , how would I do this?

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how to build a contest?

Question by rijan   |  last reply


how to build a bbq?

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how to build an heli?

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Strawbees build event

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

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