Hate to ask...but is there a Instructable calendar somewhere with upcoming Instructable events...and if so, where is it? Thanks
Topic by rdy4trvl | last reply
Our grade school is hosting a mother/son night in March. Our theme is sports and movies. This year the kids will visit 10-12 booths. I have been assigned to do 2. The creative side of me is excited while the other, less appealing side of me says...just survive. I need ideas how to make it work. I was appointed to do a Nerf booth and a another one- which I think they decided on cupstackers. (heard of those?) With Nerf, I don't have anything specific as to what to do in the booth only that I should plan to be there. Last year they shot the guns at jungle animals, getting points for each successful hit. Because of the movie theme with sports, I was hoping to combine a movie with the sports, as many of the booths already have it. Fishing booth has Finding Nemo and so on. I would love to do something with Harry Potter and quidditch. Or How to Train your Dragon. ~ ideas, thoughts?
Topic by tillytoo9
Instructables will be co-hosting an event with Craftsman this Thursday, October 25 in Chicago! Come join us from 6:30-9 for an evening of DIY ingenuity. Presenting will be Instructables authors: thebeef2 ectadie technoplastique modhomeecteacher wholman antibromide aintMichael astrochef We'll live stream the event from 7-8 pm at new.livestream.com/craftsman But if you're in the area, come join at: Craftsman Experience 233 W. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60654 Hope to see you soon!
Topic by kazmataz | last reply
So it's going to happen, Eric just gave me the OK. There's going to be an Instructables event in North Carolina! I will be hosting an Instructables event of some sort this fall or winter, most likely fall, here in Boone, North Carolina. There are no details yet, since I need you all to tell me when would work best for most of you. I'm not sure what, when, or where yet. We'll pick a weekend, preferably one when there's not a football game going on here, and we'll do something like a show and tell. I know there are quite a few Instructables users in the state, plus quite a few within driving distance. Anyone interested can post here or PM me. Let me know what you all think, and we'll set a date. I'm working on a location as we speak. If many people show interest in driving from very far away and will possibly need lodging, then I can post details about what we have in Boone as far as hotels, camp grounds, etc.Cheers! More updates to come.-DMCUpdate 9-4Two dates that are looking promising are October 18th and November 8th. We officially have permission to use the Bald Guy Brew in the evening. If we do something in the evening Bald Guy Brew going to be the best bet. As for a time, we'd probably start somewhere between 4 and 6. More specifics on that to come. Update 9-8Okay, the date that's looking promising is the 8th of November. This is a show-and-tell event. We will be meeting at Bald Guy Brew coffee shop, so bring a few bucks of you want coffee. I'll post directions closer to the event. Go ahead and invite your friends. Bring a snack if you can, and let me know if you plan on coming!Update 9-8 (2)And let me know if you'll need a projector, to be outside to demo, need a haz-mat team present, or whatever. If you let me know before you show up for the event then I can probably make it happen. Maybe not a haz-mat team, but you get the idea.Update 10-21Final/semi-final details are up!
Topic by drinkmorecoffee | last reply
The IRCOM module has a capability of connecting to the uart not through a standard pin, but through the event system. This should make it possible to get IrDA input data for the IRCOM module from a pin other than standard or alternate RX pin for that uart. But I haven't had much luck getting this facility working. Has anybody used it? Google shows nothing. I am actually getting data, but it's not the data that is being sent via IrDA. I think my problem may be that I don't know which events to configure the event system for. I've tried the following: low level high level (i.e., low level + invert pin) rising and falling edges rising and falling edges with inverted pin With each of these, the IRCOM system does get data to the uart, but the data is not correct (and it's not consistent, either--the same IrDA packet generates different outputs at different times). Is a clock needed? Any thoughts?
Topic by arpruss
In am interested in building an outdoor event searchlight or advertising spotlight that you might find at the opening of a Hollywood premier. Basically, an intense beam of light projecting miles into the sky to attract people to a location. I searched Instructables and found some projects for stage spotlights but nothing like an outdoor searchlight. I did locate some complicated Carbon Arc and Xenon lamp projects but these involved a lot of expertise in electrical engineering! I am a novice but I am comfortable with basic "household' wiring. With that said, my thought was to try using 7 or 8 (maybe more) 55w car Xenon HID (6000k range) headlights as my light source. Xenon HID produce three times the light output as standard halogen headlamps (3000 lumens vs 1000 lumens) and require less energy. The "conversion kits" come with the igniter module and inverter ( ballasts) which reduces the amount of electrical wiring. At this point, the power source could be to use 110v household AC current and then, using a AC to DC converter, turn it into DC voltage and let the "conversion kit" components change it back to AC. From what little I know, Xenon HID take about 25,000 volts to start a Xenon bulb and then 80-90 volts to keep it operating. During operation the AC ballast frequency is usually in the 250 to 450 Hz range. Each bulb draws around 6.5 amps at startup and then stabilizes at around 3.8 amps. Next, I would place the bulbs into the center of a Ellipsoidal Reflector to direct the light skyward. Basically, the 7-8 Xenon HID bulbs would be secured to a piece of sheet metal and then surrounded by a reflector so it would be like a VERY large headlight pointing into the sky. In one of the YouTube videos, the guy used a trashcan as the housing. I am not looking for something this large but similar in concept. I located an Ellipsoidal Reflector on Ebay for about $55 and then I might just build a housing around it. But would the reflector be enough to concentrate the light into a strong beam? Or, would I need to have some sort of lens to focus the light? If anybody has constructed something similar of if you have any pointers on what to do, please let me know.
Topic by leblanc9425 | last reply
Do you live in the San Francisco Bay Area? Do you want to be in-the-know about all the fun events Instructables is throwing? Simply fill out this form with your contact info, and we'll add you to the mailing list! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFI4RWptd0paOFM2dklrdnVjblptMEE6MQ Thanks! Looking forward to partying with you!
Topic by kazmataz | last reply
Hello, I've put this question on a law site as well but I am always interested in Instructables' answers. If I arrange an event as informally as I can such as putting a posting on a site saying, " Is anyone interested in a game of croquet at 3pm at the local park? ; Just turn up if you want to ; at your own risk." Can I as an ' organiser ' be held responsible for any injuries? If so, is there a way that everyone can be responsible for themselves? Thank you.
Question by FriendOfHumanity | last reply
I am a novice as far as data collection is concerned. I would like to make a PC-based Event Recorder that will simply record the time a switch is closed and then record the duration until the switch opens again. I would greatefully appreciate some guidance and advice.
Question by Humble Handyman | last reply
Hello fellows DIYers! :D Instructables is with no doubt one of my passions. Another one is lightsaber combat! This sport is very popular in Italy, thanks to Ludosport, one of the first sport association devoted to the study and practice of the lightsaber combat. I can personally confirm that this is a FANTASTIC sport activity, and now it will land @ SAN FRANCISCO! Jan 30-31, 2016 @Studiomix 1000 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109 Come and try a new amazing sport activity, not just for Star Wars fans! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1251151791565704/ Book your place at: http://www.ludosport.net/en/ Stay great!
Topic by Darthorso | last reply
As part of our drive to get you sporting a shiny new Pro Account, we are holding a special "Go Pro" sales event which will be running through August 27th! What's in it for you besides an array of great Pro features like less advertising, custom PDF downloads and digital patches? If you act now, we promise to immediately hit Eric Wilhelm with a pie when we achieve our goal of 3,500 Pro subscribers!To sweeten this special summer deal, for every 250 subscriptions above our 3,500 Pro user goal, we promise to hit him with another pie by years end (at the discretion of the Instructables feature team). So, if we get 4,500 subscribers, he gets four extra pies!And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, if you register today and post a message below, you will receive 5 extra digital patches to give away (regardless of the plan you sign up for) and a digital kiss from the Instructables staff member of your choice!We currently have 1,502 Pro users as of 8/03/2009. Let the games begin! Upgrade to Pro here.Fine print:1. We must achieve our 3,500 user goal by 5PM PDT August 27th for any pie throwing to take effect. 2. "Immediately hit Eric Wilhelm with a pie" should be translated "as soon as humanly possible." We cannot guarantee he will answer the door in the middle of the night.
Topic by randofo | last reply
Dear all, I am currently a Volunteer with an NGO (Aids info service and Sexuality) and we are planning to have activities on the 14th of February which is Valentine's Day to allow to get some funds that we can use to support the activities during the year. My question would be what can we do in order to make this event very successful as well as to maximise revenue. What we have plan is to have an event where couples would reserve a table and have dinner then by late night to have a dance party. Here are a list of things that we have/are still being discussed. Place of event Procedures/ Permits DJ Sponsorship Bar Kitchen Tickets Cash Desk Decoration Volunteers Marketing It would be very interesting to add use many cheap and DIY easy things to make the event look very different and more appealing. For all the points mentioned above it would be nice to have more ideas about those as well and if new categories of things needs to be added you are most welcome to share it with. Could ywe please shareme more ideas of what can be done to make the event more successful and memorable for everyone
Question by Chamburn
Hey guys, I'm based in London, and I'm also a real newb when it comes to 3D printing tech despite having been fascinated by it for a few years. I'm particularly art-interested, so for me 3D Printing is exciting because of the creative/social potential. I'm not blessed with the ability to understand the engineering/programming side of the industry, but I'm really into conferences and events where we can talk about the implications. I was wondering if any of you have been to /seen/heard of 3D Printshow - its recently gone global which bodes well for a good event, but I've not seen/heard that much hype and wondered if anyone here knew much. http://3dprintshow.com/ :-) Most-D
Topic by Most-D | last reply
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
Hi !My name is Andre Peres and I'm a professor and fab lab manager at Brazil.Me and Fabiana Lorenzi are chairing a special track at flairs (The FLORIDA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH SOCIETY) about fab labs, makers and AI. about the track: http://www.invenio.com.br/flairs/about flairs: http://www.invenio.com.br/flairs/about We are inviting interesting projects to submit to this track. When we made this special track we wanted to give fab labs and makers the opportunity to get together in this academic environment to talk, exchange experiences and also to get this opportunity to link academic research, the maker movment and personal digital fabrication.We hope you consider submiting your project to this special track, and also to see you at FLAIRS. best regards;André.
Topic by decoP | last reply
Make And Do Show And Tell.greensteam brought the Offline Mechanical Steampunkers' Blog which got a lot of use and went through all it's paper.I brought the Toaster which attracted quite a bit of interest, the Clock and a couple of other things. I also brought bread and butter for the toaster, but there was some concern about setting off the smoke-alarms so I ate that on the 6 hour trip home...For the making:A group of crocheters, which I didn't get around to trying.Making rubbery-goop from PVA seemed popular with the kidsKeyrings and such were being made from low temperature thermoplastic.Various items were being made from old keyboards, including wallets and bracelets, and there was keyboard-dismantling to go with it.The soldering group were building light-modulated audio devices (and fitting them to mint-tins) - this seemed to be a popular choice with people waiting at times.A rather nice looking 3D model maker was brought, but due to a technical problem it wasn't able to dispense hot plastic on the day (shame).There was some good steampunk stuff on display, some of it being of high quality and for sale.A group of cake-makers brought some fantastic looking cakes / pieces of sugar-art.Also some cardboard sculptures, things made from old umbrellas, crochet items, various other bits & pieces.(And one exhibitor didn't turn up)MAKE contributed some magazines, so I picked one of them up.Thanks to greensteam for inviting me, here are some of the better photos that I took and a video compilation. The video is ~5 min, so I've saved at 340Kbps to keep it a reasonable size but it's still 11.9MB. There was a lot of background noise & chatter on all the footage, and with the exception of the light-modulated audio device nothing much of interest to listen to. That's why I dubbed a music track on it.L
Topic by lemonie | last reply
Would like to see... a USB LED, which can be programmed to light up ...based on some 'event' such as new email, or whatever software triggers can be programmed, to turn the light on/off. Even better, if there was a means to use different colors... or blink rates.
Topic by RpD | last reply
So i am getting a chance to set up a stand in a 'Carnival'. so any ideas? the audience is 10 to 16 year olds.
Question by Hafiz Mohammad Shayan Tariq | last reply
The Olympics are coming, and although I will miss most of it, it would be cool if I could take part in some way. It turns out I can, and so can every other Brit reading this, in an event called All the Bells. The short version is, on Friday 27th July, at 08:12am, UK time, as many bells as possible, from doorbells and bike bells, all the way up to full cathedral bell-towers will ring, all across the United Kingdom. Taking part is easy - just stand on your doorstep and press your doorbell - but why not go the full hog? Are you in a cycling club? Get them all out in the street, ringing their bike bells. Live near a church? Even if you're not religious, get in touch and get them involved. Go to school? Talk to the music teacher, borrow the hand bells or the tubular bells. Are you an engineer? Hang up the biggest lump of steel on the site, and beat it with a hammer. Heck, just get all your friends to set an alarm on their phones and iPods with a bell-tone at 08:12, or turn up your PC speakers and play with sound effects. Pass the website around your friends and contacts by Facebook or Twitter, put a poster up at work, add graphics and links to your blog, and generally spread the word. [BLOGGED]
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
The crew from Autodesk Pier 9 and Instructables is coming back to Singapore! We are so encouraged by the growth of the maker and innovation scene there. This international movement is growing and evolving and sometimes it's important to take stock and see where we're going and what we want to be doing. So we'd love to invite you to The Projector on June 4th 2016 from 2pm - 5pm to discuss the Future of Making in Singapore. We're hoping to reach broadly and invite some of the active members and organizations in Singapore, feel free to FWD this invite someone you think we've missed! You can RSVP and find out more details here. We are also inviting speakers to give a 10-15 min talk on any topic related to entrepreneurship, maker movement, 3D printing or anything that might be interesting! Feel free to reach out to us if you are keen to present a topic or know of someone who might be. Following the presentation session, there will be a panel discussion with Eric Wilhelm and community leaders in Singapore to share their thoughts on what the future holds for the sunny island nation. We will also be holding an Instructables Show & Tell on 7th June 2016 from 6 – 9pm at Autodesk Asia, where we would love to see what crazy and amazing projects people have been building here! More details can be found here.
Topic by ewilhelm
Hey, is there anyone on here from the Windsor / Detroit area?......... I'm in windsor and it'd be cool to have an Instructables event around this area. I might be wiling to host it in Windsor or maybe someone from Michigan might be willing to host one in detroit........ or even Ohio somewhere. I'd set it up with the instructables people if you wanted me to host it........... but only if there are enough people in the area or traveling distance that are interested
Topic by chaoscampbell | last reply
Hello everyone, I'm going to host two workshops in my college, one on CAE n collaboration with SimScale and another on CAD in association with Autodesk. Can I give out my premium memberships to the top participants of my workshop? Will it be a good idea?
Topic by alamtania | last reply
On May 7th there's going to be a Mini Maker Faire as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. I participated last year and it was a lot of fun, and I'll be there again along with some other folks from the Boston area. The science festival goes on from April 30-May 8 so there are a lot of other cool things to check out there too. If you are going I'd love to chat with you at my Soft Circuit Saturdays booth : ) It'd be nice to meet some more local makers around here.
Topic by the_gella | last reply
Eric and I will be running an Instructables play area at Autodesk University in Las Vegas this year. If you live nearby, or will be in Vegas between November 28-December 1 2011 (the week after Thanksgiving), comment here or send me a PM! We'd like to invite you to stop by, show off what you're working on, and play with some of our toys. Why will this be awesome? The folks from Epilog will be laser-engraving your gear, we'll be making LED Throwies and marshmallow guns (with a shooting gallery!), Lion Brand is sending yarn, and we'll be assembling 3D cardboard models like this. There may also be a giant inflatable Instructables robot. So! Do you live in or near Vegas? Are you visiting, or attending AU? Let me know, and stop by our booth at The Venetian. It's free to visit our space, as it's outside the conference proper. SUPER-SEEKRIT BONUS: if you stop by and identify yourself as an Instructables member, you'll get one of our awesome new limited-edition Robot lapel pins.
Topic by canida | last reply
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 | last reply
FORUM for Post Me_New IDCYNETart_08 festival / TMA Hellerau in Dresden | 31st October - 2ndNovember 2008*http://www.postme-newid.net/International media art festival CYNETart_08 held in Dresden, Germany,will host the forum "Post Me_New ID" from 31st October to 2nd November 2008. The forum will bring together interdisciplinary practitioners in art and technology to discuss in various formats, from keynotes to Quickfires, issues concerning contemporary and future forms of networked creations and multi-identities. Among the speakers andperformers there will be kondition pluriel (Germany/Canada), Mika Satomi andHannah Perner-Wilson (Austria), Steve Dixon (UK), Yacov Sharir (USA), Masaki Fujihata (Japan), Hellen Sky (Australia), Denisa Kera (Czech Republic/Singapore), Michael Takeo Magruder (Unites States/United Kingdom), Sita Popat (United Kingdom), Susanne Berkenheger (Germany) and many more.The forum is planned as a platform for reflection on how we are creatively and socially engaged in digital networks, how we perform our online and offline identities, how we have become plural and variable post human bodies. "We are asking ourselves > what is next?< applying the to-be-presented theories to our own cultural/art creating and networking practices"... says Ghislaine Boddington (United Kingdom), one of the forumorganisers.Title: Post Me_New IDFormat: International forumDates: 31st October -- 2nd November 2008Place: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, GermanyCo-producers:body>data>space (London, UK) - www.bodydataspace.net CIANT |International Centre for Art and New Technologies (Prague, CzechRepublic) - www.ciant.cz TMA | Trans-Media-Academy Hellerau (Dresden,Germany) - www.body-bytes.de Kibla (Maribor , Slovenia) - www.kibla.orgThere will be a call for Quickfire presentations, designed to enablespeakers and delegates to present their ideas in a dynamic andinnovative way. Each speaker will have chance to present their project orgive an overview of their work in a Quickfire format: 14 presentationslides, 30 seconds per slide, 1 image or 10 words per slide. Pleasecontact Thomas Dumke firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.To receive news on Post Me_ New ID please register at:http://www.postme-newid.net/If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Dumke, head of CYNETartFestival, email@example.com or +49-351-8896665****************************************SCHEDULE*FRIDAY October 31st -- Networked Creations [see]http://www.postme-newid.net/foru/fri-31-oct-networked-creations/ forfull detail ]SATURDAY November 1st -- Multi-Identities [see]http://www.postme-newid.net/foru/sat-1-nov-multi-identities/ for fulldetail ]SUNDAY November 2nd -- Future Visions [see]http://www.postme-newid.net/foru/sun-2-nov-future-visions/ for full detail ]If you are a UK resident we really encourage you to come along to thisexciting event and can help you to find a good deal on flights andaccommodation.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.Post Me_New ID examines the complexity of 21st century European identitythrough an exploration based on the effect of digital technologies of thebody and identity. An active and public Blog is fed by a series of debateled Research Engines with a Forum, Book and DVD as the end products. Inaddition a series of Creation Processes will result in a publicInstallation / Performance.Post Me_New ID forum is co-produced by an international consortium ofpartners coming from Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia and United Kingdom,within an action/research project of the same name, which focuses on thefuture of the body, and is co-financed by the European Commission underCulture 2007 programme.****************************************Co-producers for Post Me_ New ID are:*body>data>space - www.bodydataspace.netCIANT - www.ciant.czTrans-Media-Akademie Hellerauwww.body-bytes.deKibla - www.kibla.org*Associated Funding Bodies & Institutions for Post Me_ New ID are:*European Commission DG Education and Culture - Culture 2007-2013ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/index_enArts Council England - www.artscouncil.org.ukPrague City Hall - magistrat.praha-mesto.cz/Home-PageEuropean Commission -- Culture - ec.europa.eu/culture/index_en.htmMinistry of Culture - Czech Republic - www.mkcr.czResCen - Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts -www.rescen.netEZKA - European Centre for the Arts - www.kunstforumhellerau.deMestna obina Maribor - www.maribor.si/podrocje.aspxGovernment of the Republic of Slovenia - Ministry of Culture -magistrat.praha-mesto.cz/l2*The 14 Associated partners for Post Me_ New ID are:*A4-nulty priestor - Bratislava - www.a4.skBrunel University - London,UK - www.brunel.ac.ukCharles University - Czech Republic - www.cuni.czGrains and Pixels - Sweden - www.bertrandgondouin.net/post/Grains-PixelsHellen Sky - Australia - www.hellensky.comLeeds University - UK - www.leeds.ac.uk/icsrimM2F Creations - France - www.m2fcreations.frMultiplace - Slovakia - www.multiplace.ski/2007/PROJECT DCM Foundation - Romania - www.rhiz.eu/institution-9567-en.htmlRehearsal.org and Ignite - London,UK - www.rehearsal.org.ukResCen Middlesex University - London,UK - www.mdx.ac.uk/rescen/SKA CULTURE - China - www.skaculture.comSwap-Project - Portugal - www.swap-project.comTokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music - Tokyo, Japan -www.geidai.ac.jp/english/***************************************
Topic by bodydataspace
I'm working on a set of stanchions for a 'Green' event, as we are expecting quite a few people lining up out front of our booth. I'm thinking about bamboo canes for the poles, with holes drilled near the top to allow 1" manila rope (or similar) through, but I'm not sure how to make them stand up, what to use for a base. Ideally it should be enviro-friendly, cheap, light and durable. That's not too much to ask, is it.....?
Topic by RustyCrow | last reply
I am heavily involved in letterboxing. I've seen letterboxing posts here on instructables, but just in case it's not a familiar topic, it's a hobby similar to geocaching. Especially when we have events and get-togethers we will often engage in self-deprecating humor about our nerd status. For upcoming events I would like to create either of the following props, and would appreciate any ideas on how to approach them: (1) Nerd Detector--some sort of box that would have some sort of motion or proximity sensor that would trigger an alarm, siren, etc., when approached. (2) Nerd Tester--something akin to the "love tester" from old, old-school arcades. Someone would grip a handle, and some sort of meter or display would indicate the participant's (supposed) level of geekery. Thanks for any ideas!!!
Topic by Purple Chez | last reply
I want to know if some of the contests here will happen more then once, because there are some contests that are done that I want to enter if they happen again.
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#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 | last reply
The Long Now Foundation is sponsoring an event called the Mechanicrawl which takes place this weekend. In case you were wondering, the Mechanicrawl is a walking tour which explores some of the different mechanical marvels along San Francisco's North Shore (including my personal favorite, The Musee Mecanique.I know most San Francisco natives avoid the North Shore like a tourist-filled plague, but this is a great chance to see all of those things that you might not otherwise ever bother (or get) to see. And should you happen to be amongst the plague of tourists that swarm to the city this time of year, this would be a great opportunity to take a very unique (and free) walking tour.
Topic by randofo | last reply
I just thought I would let you know of an event I'm producing in September in Northern Ca. It's going to be quite Edwardian-Futurist in orientation and aesthetic. The event is a human-powered, kinetic, rail-bound sculpture race and so much more. We have negotiated with the city of Santa Rosa, Ca., to close down a number of streets and we will be using the Railroad Square Depot parking lot and railroad tracks for our main event. There will be an array of bicycle based contraptions. Exhibitions of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders by all sorts of notorious tinkers from around the Bay Area. (Cyclecide, Kinetic Steam Works, Bryan Tedrick, Todd Barricklow, Neverwas Haul and more) There will be food booths, amazing craft vendors, all day music, random circus acts, large art installations and sideshow performances as well. www.handcarregatta.com
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#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 | last reply
Did you guys even know this existed? Are you doing anything for it?Quite nerdy of me, I know, but my store has a neat display going on right now and I wanted to share. And it's good to spread the word about events like these, I think! :DSo my friend Seth and I decided to go with Alcatraz... but with books. I think it turned out fairly well considering we tried to use materials we had lying around the store. The whole thing cost less than $20. We wanted to have "Where's Waldo?" escaping on the raft but the book is much too big, so I thought LotF was fitting. :)Oh, and for more information about banned and challenged books, visit these sites!deletecensorship.org - Half Price Books websiteALA website - lots of nice lists and explanations!
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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 | last reply
I'm holding another "Make Out" making in public event this Thursday, April 21st at the Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco. What is it: It's a casual meet up to work on projects, share ideas, brainstorm, meet people, or just drink beer and chat. (Amsterdam cafe has around 300 beers available.) (They also have really good coffee, tea, and wine if beer isn't your thing.) Bring a project if you have one (and it's appropriate to have it in a public cafe. So no flame throwers or full-sized space ships.) Or just bring yourself. Last time we had a full range of bakers, craters, hackers, technologists, and the curious and it was a really great time. When: April 21 from 5pm to 8pm (though it may run longer.) Where: Amsterdam Cafe, 937 Geary street, San Francisco [map] [web site] I'll be the guy playing with LEDs and Arduinos. Cost: Free! (Though Kelly, the lovely owner of Amsterdam cafe would appreciate it if you bought something to drink and tipped well.) Who: Everyone is welcome. More details are here.
Topic by Grathio
This weekend is a great time to visit your local hackerspace, especially if it's participating in the Hackerspaces Open Day. Most hackerspaces in the Netherlands will be and it's worth checking one out. More information on this here: https://hackerspaces.nl/2015/03/28-maart-2015-jaarlijkse-open-hackerspaces-dag/ (in Dutch) Our local hacker- and makerspace, Hack42 in Arnhem, will be open from 10:00 to 22:00 and we have a great programme with something for everyone: lockpicking, computer security, a fun kids activity, free books, lasercutting, 3Dprinting, and soup. All hackers, makers, tinkerers and crafters are very welcome to visit! https://hack42.nl/wiki/Open_dag (in Dutch)
Topic by Moem
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 | last reply
I will try and get some photos but alas, I have only a web camera. We had a German guy live with us for a 14 months and he left me his bicycle, and for NZ$50 which was great it has 30 gears, he left us 2 months ago. I picked up a pram and a little thing like a hamper trolley with no basket on it from a rubbish pile during an inorganic rubbish collection and the pram had single hooked handles. I picked up some galvanized tubing from a rubbish bin...I asked the worksite foreman could I look through the rubbish bin 9 moonths ago...I think thieves dump stuff in worksite rubbish bins...um, I came to Instructibles after browsing computer forums for 4 years...yay, I am here...and I saw the articles about the bicycle trailers and realized I had a bicycle. I can add so put 2 and 2 together and came up with 1 1/2 so went to work and built a bicycle trailer. It took me 2 hours maybe 3 and it works great. I am so pleased, I have an idea to offer computer and computer peripherial cleaning as a local service and the bicycle trailer may come in hady for pickups and deliverys and I have already practiced using the trailer to transport repaired LCD monitors to the PostShop after I repaired them, and how lucky I was for to get them repaired, phew...I am so happy...and...Jesus loves me...or from what I remember of Him he loves me...
Topic by NickEloFun_1
A referendum on 5 May 2011 will ask UK voters whether they want to change how MPs are elected in General Elections. Instead of just voting for one candidate voters could rank candidates in order of preference, and these preferences could be used to decide the outcome in places where no candidate wins more than 50% of votes cast. (BBC Explanation of AV) Interesting to note... The UK has three main political parties. Two of them are campaigning against AV, claiming, amongst other things, that AV would make no real difference to election results. However... Both parties use AV-style processes to elect their leaders. And... If both parties had used first-past-the-post, both parties would have different leaders to those they now have. Nine letters, begins with an "h"....
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Calling all Instructables folks in the Chicago area! We're going to be having a Show & Tell event tonight in Chicago at the Craftsman Experience. We'll have tables to show off your latest creations, food, drinks, and a few giveaways to thank you for coming out. It should be a lot of fun. If you're nearby, come over to show off your latest projects or just to see what others have done. Would love to see you there! This is an all ages event and totally free. If you can't make it, check out the live feed below at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST for some interviews! Show & Tell event page on Facebook
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On Thursday, May 1 Instructables partnered with Lion Brand yarn to host a workshop at the Autodesk Gallery Design Night. We made a Parabolic String Lamp using Lion Brand Fun Yarn. Check out these pictures and share your yarn related projects in the comments!!!
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Instructables is partnering with Dremel, the versatile hand-held tool system, to host four google hangouts during July! I will be hosting the hangouts along with a representative from Dremel. Come join us and talk about the Instructables build night program and Dremel tools. Details below. Dates July 9th , July 16th, July 23rd, and July 30th. All events are 6pm PST. Anyone is allowed to attend. You do not need to be participating in the build nights to sign up. **We will have a bonus event on August 27th that will be a show and tell for projects created during the Dremel build night. Sign ups for this will happen later in the month. How to Join We can only have 8 people join each hangout. It will be first come first serve with priority given to people participating in the Dremel build night. If you are part of a makerspace, fab lab, student group, library, or other making group we encourage you to have multiple people hang out from one computer at one location. Sign up using this google form. Since we are tight on space, please only sign up if you are absolutely sure you can attend the hangout. We will have 2 people in the wait list for each night so if you sign up and end up not being able to attend please send me an e-mail so I can notify the wait list.
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
I'm holding another "Make Out" making in public event this Thursday, June 2nd at the Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco. It's a casual meet up to work on projects, share ideas, brainstorm, meet people, or just drink beer and chat. (Amsterdam cafe has around 300 beers available.) (They also have really good coffee, tea, and wine if beer isn't your thing.) Bring a project or just bring yourself. In the past we've had everything from crafts to robots to baking. Last time we looked forward to Maker Faire, so I expect we'll talk a lot about our Maker Faire expereinces. When: June 2 from 5pm to 8pm (though it may run longer.) Where: Amsterdam Cafe, 937 Geary street, San Francisco [map] [web site] I'll be the guy playing with LEDs and Arduinos. Cost: Free! (Though Kelly, the lovely owner of Amsterdam cafe would appreciate it if you bought something to drink and tipped well.) Who: Everyone is welcome. More details are here.
Topic by Grathio
So, the Christmas Advent Calendar was a lot of fun and for the most part a big success. There are a few things I would change to make it more efficient for next year though. I was wondering, to all of the instructables staff that read this, is there anything else I can do for instructables? I would really like to help out because instructables is my favorite DIY site and I want to see it get even better! Thanks for reading!
Topic by Robot Lover | last reply
NIMBY made it into their brand new 64,000 sq. ft. space and they're throwing a party!Live Music | Incredible Art | Giant Sculpture in a new space for the world famous NIMBY.WITH SPECIAL GUESTSBoy Chaous, Big Daddy, Dj Caine, Derailleurs, Los Banos, The Disgusting Spectacle, The Turks, Therm Robots, Tilt a hurl, Fluff grrl, It's so $$$$, Carp Van, Cookie Mongoloid, Orion Fredricks, Phat Man Dee, Goat Man Dan, X TEN, & Binky.February 21st, 2008Doors open at dark. $10 Donation.NIMBY8410 Amelia St. Oakland, CA94621http://www.nimbyspace.org
Topic by noahw | last reply
If you're into fire, metal, dance, and all of the above, BART on over to the Crucible Fire Arts festival, coming next week!Each July The Crucible's Fire Arts Festival celebrates creativity through fire and light with a spectacular open-air exhibition of interactive fire art, performance and the largest collection of outdoor fire sculpture on the West Coast.The 2007 Fire Arts Festival attracted over 10,000 people from as far as England and Australia and featured The Fire Odyssey, an innovative production that blended industrial fire theatre with ballet, opera, hip hop, aerial dance and fire performance. See the full lineup of performers, artists, and goings on at:http://www.thecrucible.org/fireartsfestival/index.htmlJoin our special Cupola Iron Casting workshop running July 7-13th and wow the crowds with your iron pour!Here's your chance to play an active role in this year's Fire Arts Festival! After learning the steps to create a mold and prepare iron and coke charges for the cupola, you are invited to participate in a public iron pour on the last day of the 2008 Fire Arts Festival.
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