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Event Calendar

Hate to ask...but is there a Instructable calendar somewhere with upcoming Instructable events...and if so, where is it? Thanks

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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/

Topic by Tanju-B  


Mother/Son Event

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 and Craftsman Event in Chicago

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!

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xmega event-based IRCOM?

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  


Instructables Event in North Carolina!

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!

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DIY Outdoor Event Searchlight

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.

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Am I responsible by arranging an event? Answered

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. 

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Join Instructables' events mailing list!

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!

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Instructazine - "Know of any upcoming events?"

Do anybody know of any upcoming events that should be added to the instructazine's calendar?

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Simple singel-channel Event Recorder

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


StarWars Lightsaber event in San Francisco!

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


August "Go Pro" Sales Event

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.

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Collaboration experiment

Does anyone want to try the collaboration experiment again? I forget why it stopped the first time but I thought it was fun. It would essentially be the same except for a few things that I think would improve it

Topic by bravoechonovember1    |  last reply


Going to sleep with HP monitor

So I am trying to help my grandparents fix there computer, they have a dell pc ( don’t know what exactly ) and a hp 22cwa monitor. The monitor will stay on in tell I plug the hdmi in then it says no signal then goes to sleep mode, I have tried new mouse and keyboard on the computer, as well as using another cord on this monitor and pc but neither work. I did take the monitor to my pc and used the same cords and it instantly worked with both cords just fine. Before today this monitor has been working for almost 6 months with no problem and now is randomly doing thos

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Instructables Ugly Sweater Party

Over the years here at Instructables, we've seen our fair share of truly inspired Holiday Sweaters get posted as folks head to their holiday office parties and family gatherings. We love the home-made handicraft and nostalgia factor holiday sweaters have, and how they can range from totally adorable to wildly over-done. We recently were reminiscing over this collection of Ugly Holiday Sweaters and it struck us that we could have a little fun with the community this holiday season, so we decided to throw an online Ugly Sweater Party this weekend!If you show off a photo of yourself in your holiday finest, or rather holiday ugliest, in this forum post, or on Instagram/Twitter, we'll send you a prize pack with some Instructables goodies. Once you've donned your festive apparel, share it below in the comments, or post a photo and tag your pic with @instructables and #iblesUglySweater so we can see it! We'll repost the best outfits and pictures in our feed. We'll be awarding prize packs to all the folks that participate before Monday 12/17 11:59 PM PST.Want a prize pack but, don't have anything in your closet to show off? Get inspired and get craftin'! Our personal favorites from the community are jessyratfink's Crazy Cat Lady sweater and this Stranger Things sweater by .F that can be programmed with cryptic messages. They both use LED lights as a material but work with different electronics skill levels for the complete beginner as well as the practiced tinkerer, and still show off the range of what is possible for a holiday wearable!Looking for even more ways to celebrate the holidays with Instructables? Check out our Ornament giveaway and Holiday Decor Contest!

Topic by audreyobscura  


how i make an info desk? Answered

How i can make a flexible info desk (for small events) that i can hold it any where in a simple way ?

Question by medozz1    |  last reply


Independent Maker/DIY/STEM Festivals

We started a new group called the Independent Makers Network, with associated social media, and invite folks to let us know about your maker events so we can add them to the calendar, and event directory  .  This is for full scale community festivals, not build nights and the like, although those are always great to know about, too.  Hope you'll share word here or at the website.  Thanks!

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Any New Classes for Instructables?

Will there ever be any new classes offered on instructables? Can we expect any openings in currently listed classes?

Question by stillastudent2    |  last reply


Multiple entries in Contest

Hi I've been visiting this website since I started learning electronics. I saw an open contest for members, so I signed up. This will be my first instructable and contest, is it okay to submit one (1) entry to multiple categories as long as it fits the category?

Question by jiann.wong96    |  last reply


Homemade Electromagnetic Drill Stand

Hi every body In this video I make an electromagnetic drill standFor this project I’m using two microwave transformers one psu 350 watt from old pc, epoxy resin. Aluminium swarfs, some pieces from steel and one piece of bronse. I hope you enjoy the video !https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=123&v;=J9I3FJ8dROk&feature;=emb_logo

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Come Enter Open Medical's Mask Design Contest!

Open Medical, a non-profit focused on open-source medical products, is sponsoring a contest to create and publish high quality face mask designs that can easily be reproduced by people throughout the world.Enter your design, and you could win a $500 Amazon gift card!Submissions are due 09/16/2020.For more information, rules, and how to enter visit: openmedicalinnovation.com/projects/origami-mask/design-contest

Topic by nmamin2622  


Free DIY conference on December 1st!

I'm helping to organize an online DIY conference with lots of tips, ideas, demos, and conversations with Theresa from MyFixitUpLife. We will have holiday DIY experts sharing kid crafts, woodworking, decor, as well as some great holiday drink and food ideas! It's all streaming online, so you can join in whenever you like from wherever you are. December 1st from 12-4pm PST (3-7pm EST) Come check it out :) https://diycon.splashthat.com/

Topic by HannahR24  


Need help identifying material for a wedding cake topper base

Hi guys, I had a geode cake topper made for my wedding and it was made by soldering geode slices to a base. But the soldering is too weak and it's falling apart. :(I found an image online of a geode cake topper that has some other kind of base that seems much more stable. However, I don't know what it is made of but it looks like some kind of clear epoxy maybe but that is thick enough to pool without spreading? If anyone can help me identify it I will be so grateful!

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Best Way to Learn Circuits?

Hi So long story short last year I switched into EE, and honestly really dig it so far! Due to my actual electrical course work requiring a different set of math classes than I originally had taken I haven’t been able to take any electrical engineering classes yet... I ended up purchasing some breadboards and parts to go with it, along with a raspberry pi to learn about building circuits and work on some coding as well. The goal is to mess around and learn what I can before I can take an actual circuits course, but from your experience what’re some of the best things I can do to build my knowledge in the field, or any advice on what I SHOULD be doing as well?

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Open Source Banquet hall

I want help in designing and architect map of Banquet hall.I have provided sketch that I have made but I think that sketch is ordinary so need support from enthusiasm people who want to work on open source project. I am inviting everyone from computer to electronics to architect that is every one is invited to join the project.All the dimension are in foot in the image.Main requirements for Banquet hall are as follows:1:Hall for main ceremony,capacity for at least 300 people and it will also have stage.2:Rest room for at least 200 people separate for men and women.3:Two extra rooms for bride and groom side or for main peoples.4:Kitchen for food production.5:Parking for at least 150 vehicles.6:Separate toilets for men and women.7:Pace for people to eat.8:Building can have 2-3 floors.9:All of the above will be interconnected (IOT) for example: smart water taps,smart parking,led light show,decorative walls,led light screen passage, whole building will be wrapped in LED for great light show,inside lights will be sync with songs floor will or ceiling will be wrapped with gaint led screen for different patterns and motions, flammable fireworks outside and non-flammable fireworks inside during ceremony, led dance floor.10:All of led projects will be diy,taps will be diy,parking will be diy and everthing will be diy.I think this will be largest open source DIY project.Everyone feel free to contact me at: rajgmaurya29@gmail.com ping me on whatsapp: +91 9616481277 Also need people who can render our ideas from paper to VR and 3D design in any software.

Topic by Raj GauravM    |  last reply


Instructables Maker Buddy Instagram Sweepstakes

We're hosting our first-ever Instagram Sweepstakes! This is your chance to win a phone video gimbal for you and a buddy! This nifty gimbal is great for boosting your storytelling for Instructables posts and Instagram stories! (Sorry folks, limited to the US only)Unlock your inner vlogger and head to our Instagram page for Instructions on how to enter: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Instructables.com (@instructables) on Dec 13, 2019 at 11:13am PST Official Rules BelowInstructables Maker Buddy Sweepstakes Official Rules(the “Official Rules”) PLEASE REVIEW THESE OFFICIAL RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRANTS WHO ARE MINORS: YOU MUST OBTAIN THE CONSENT OF YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN BEFORE ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND PARTICIPATE UNDER THEIR SUPERVISION. Sweepstakes Description: Comment on the Instructables Maker Buddy Sweepstakes Instagram post, tag a friend who you think would also love the Prize and add the tag #InstructablesSweepstakes, and you will be entered into a random drawing to receive the prizes described below, all as further described in these Official Rules.General Conditions: The Instructables Maker Buddy Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Autodesk, Inc. (the “Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes will start on [December 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM (PT)] (“Start Date”) and end on [December 16 2019 at 11:59 PM(PT)] (the “Entry Period”). Entry in the Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other promotion, sweepstakes, or contest. The distribution of the prize(s) will be at the sole determination of the Sponsor to the individual(s) deemed the winner(s) of the Sweepstakes by the Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules.Acceptance of the Official Rules; Site Policies; Laws: By entering the Sweepstakes, those who enter the Sweepstakes (each, an “Entrant”) unconditionally accept and agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor relating to the Sweepstakes, which are final and binding in all respects. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by these Official Rules and is subject to applicable federal, state, and local statutes, rules, regulations, and other laws (each a “Law”). The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The collection, use, and disclosure of information obtained online from Entrants in the Sweepstakes is governed by Sponsor's Privacy Statement, which may be viewed at https://www.autodesk.com/company/legal-notices-trademarks/privacy-statement, and other policies applicable to and available for review on the Instructables website at https://www.instructables.com/ (the “Instructables Site”) (collectively, the “Policies”). In the event there is an inconsistency between any of the Policies or any Sweepstakes promotional materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules will prevail and govern. Eligibility: Entrants must be natural persons age 13 or older who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or Canada (excluding Quebec) at the time of entry. If on the Start Date you are a “minor,” meaning that you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction, you must obtain permission from your parent or legal guardian, and your parent or legal guardian must consent to be bound by these Official Rules as if he or she were an entrant, before you submit an entry. Sponsor reserves the right to require minors to submit proof of parental/guardian permission and consent to these Official Rules at any time, without which they may be immediately disqualified from the Sweepstakes. In addition, Sponsor, its affiliated organizations, advertising and promotion agencies, the prize providers, any other company or organization involved with the design, sponsorship, or operation of the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Sponsor Parties”), and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are NOT eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. “Immediate family members” shall mean a person’s spouse and a person’s and their spouse’s parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, and step-siblings, and each of their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean those people who share the same residence, whether or not related. 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In case of multiple entries received from any person, email address, or social media account, only the first entry received from such person, email address, or social media account will be considered. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of an Entrant, the entry will be deemed to be made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email or social media account used at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the account. An Entrant may not use multiple email or social media accounts to enter, and if an Entrant does so, all of such Entrant’s entries may be disqualified. To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Entry Period you must comment on the Maker Buddy Sweepstakes post made by Instructables on the Start Date to the Instructables Instagram page, tag a friend who you think would also love the Prize and add the tag #InstructablesSweepstakes, and you will be entered into a random drawing to receive the prizes described below. THE PERSON TAGGED IN YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE BASED ON YOUR ENTRY, BUT THEY MAY CHOOSE TO SEPARATELY ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES BY SUBMITTING THEIR OWN ENTRY.For clarity, completion of one of the tasks as directed above does NOT entitle Entrants to a prize, but entitles eligible Entrants to enter a random drawing for a chance to win a prize. Winner Selection; Odds of Winning: On or around December 18 2019, at Sponsor’s offices, Sponsor will randomly select from the pool of eligible Entrants one (1) Sweepstakes winner(s) (the “Winner”). 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The Winner may choose to keep both prize packs or share one with a friend:Prize Pack #1 (Estimated Retail Value: USD$131) EVO Shift Hand held 3axis gimbalInstructables T-ShirtInstructables NotebookInstructables PinPrize Pack #2 (Estimated Retail Value: USD$131) EVO Shift Hand held 3axis gimbalInstructables T-ShirtInstructables NotebookInstructables PinEvo Gimbals is not a sponsor of, and is not affiliated with, the Sweepstakes.The prize(s) may include one or more gift cards, gift certificates, stored-value cards, similar cards or certificates (whether in physical, electronic, or other form), or other items or services, which may be redeemed or received only at or through participating retailers or other locations. Each Entrant acknowledges that acceptance and use of any such prize are subject to all eligibility criteria, expiration dates, service or dormancy fees, use restrictions, and all other terms and conditions (if any) imposed by the issuer or provider of any such prize. 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In the case of a minor, Sponsor may award the prize to such minor’s named parent or legal guardian.Representations: By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant represents to Sponsor that: (i) the Entrant meets all eligibility requirements of the Sweepstakes; and (ii) Entrant understands and agrees that he or she shall not become, through participation in the Sweepstakes, an employee, agent, partner, joint venture, franchisee, or fiduciary of Sponsor.Release of Liability: To the maximum extent permitted by law, by entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that neither the Sponsor Parties, nor any prize manufacturer or provider, nor any advertising or social media platform, such as Facebook or Twitter, on which the Sweepstakes may be advertised or through which it is accessed, is responsible for and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, each Entrant releases and holds harmless the Sponsor Parties, each such prize manufacturer or provider, and each such advertising or social media platform, from any and all responsibility, liability, claims, injuries, damages (including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, statutory, or other damages), losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property) arising out of or resulting from: (i) any violation by such Entrant of these Official Rules, the Policies, or applicable law; (ii) Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes; (iii) Entrant’s acceptance, possession, receipt, and/or use of any prize (or any portion of any prize) or the sharing or gifting of any prize with any other person; (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes materials; (v) any problems or technical malfunctions (errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, failure to capture information or delays in operation or transmission) whether caused by Entrant, printing errors, human error or by any computer, telephone, modem, satellite, online system, server, or other communications equipment or provider associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, including any incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, or garbled information resulting therefrom; (vi) any damage to Entrant’s equipment (such as a computer system or mobile device) caused by accessing the Instructables Site or participating in the Sweepstakes; (vii) miscommunications, or any failed, jumbled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone, cable, or other transmissions; (viii) any entry, e-mail, prize package or other material or correspondence that has been tampered with or that is stolen, misdirected, incomplete, lost, late, non-conforming, ineligible, or damaged; (ix) any failure of any postal or delivery service; (x) any other technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes; or (xi) any events beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control. 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Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by Law.Termination/Modification: Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes at any time for any reason, including without limitation in the event of fraud or abuse, or due to natural disaster; equipment failure; civil disturbance; fraud; technical, administrative, financial, or other difficulties; technical problems (such as a computer virus/ bug); unauthorized intervention that corrupts the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes; or other causes not within the control of the Sponsor. In addition, if, in the exclusive judgment of Sponsor, the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) becomes compromised in any way, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel any method of entry, to void any entries submitted fraudulently, and/or to select winners from among all non-suspect eligible entries received prior to act that compromised the promotion. Should the Sweepstakes ever be terminated before the drawing, notice will be given on the Instructables Instagram page, and Sponsor will make alternative arrangements to award the prizes. Any such changes will become effective upon notice via online posting on the Instructables Instagram page or other means of wide dissemination.Use of Winner’s Information: All personal information collected by Sponsor (including without limitation, an Entrant’s name, biographical data, and city and state of residence) may be used for by Sponsor, or any third party chosen by Sponsor, of any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including any personal information obtained through the Sweepstakes, for Sweepstakes administration, and other purposes, except to the extent prohibited by law. Without limiting the foregoing, by entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant grants to Sponsor and each of its respective designees the right to use and publish the Entrant’s name, and state of residence, along with any other information provided by Entrant, both electronically (for example, on the Internet) and in print, in connection with the Sweepstakes at any time, except to the extent prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, the Winner acknowledges and grants to Sponsor and each of its respective designees, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, the right to publicize his or her name, address (city and state of residence), likeness, photograph, voice, company name, and biographical material in any media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, except to the extent prohibited by law. 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Topic by audreyobscura  



Event programmable USB LED/light (for the deaf)

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.

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Ideas for setting up a stand in a little event? Answered

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


Ring a bell? (Special event for British members)

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]

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All Ears, The Future of Making in Singapore event

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  


Are we losing you guys? LOL The organization seems a little out of balance these days. :)

Are we losing you guys? LOL The organization seems a little out of balance these days. :)

Question by Attmos    |  last reply


How do I make a button panel that will change images on a laptop?

Suppose, I have 5 buttons and I want to show 5 images corresponding to it on my laptop. How is it possible?

Question by devalmodi1712    |  last reply


Needs help in Line follower :/

Greetings Instructables members, I have been reading a lots about Line follower and wanted to build one for a fest competition. Can some advice me for a Line Follower Robot With Arduino with most speed out of it. Please i really need some good advice and tricks and tips.

Question by The Maskman    |  last reply


Can i enter the contests?

I live in Turkey, and it is stated in the official contest rules that i can't join the contests because of the us trade embargo. What i don't understand is does this mean i can't even submit my instructable or i can enter the contest but can't win any prizes? Because i have read on another page that i could join but i couldn't get my prize delivered to Turkey.Thanks.

Question by matrikasatr  


Q: How to light up a float using arduino

Every year we make a float, up till now we used GU10 white lights to light it up. Now for this year i would like to use RGB led lights to do this and create an extra effect.To do this i am going to use an arduino uno to controle the lights, in order to controle the effects i would need some type of lightbulb which produces enough light and be controlled by the arduino preferably using a data line,It would be awesome if i could create the effects similar to a led strip, using lightbulbs over the entire float. Thx for ready my question and i hope you can help.

Question by PieterD29  


Friday Forum: Ask an Editor (Makerspace Program Edition)

Hey everybody! On Friday, June 13th (Friday the 13th AHHHHHH) from 1-4pm PST, I'll be answering your questions about the programs Instructables is running with makerspaces, hackerspaces, student groups, libraries, and fab labs around the world!  Our main program is the Build Night program. Some past build nights include: Bare Conductive, Sugru, Lumi, Jameco, Cool Neon, Voltaic Systems, littleBits, and Dremel.  In case you don't know me: my name is Carley :D  I am the Business Development and Partnership Manager at Instructables. Those are just some corporate-y words that mean: I work with companies that want to introduce cool products to the Instructables community I develop new programs for the community I identify new groups to engage with in the maker community (super boring job I know....) Feel free to swing by this forum on Friday afternoon and ask me questions + submit ideas for new programs. CHEERS!!!!!!!!!!

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Great event to show off your cool contraptions!!!

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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bicycle, bicycle trailer, pram and fortunate events...yay...

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  


Interesting bservation regarding current political events (UK)

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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Why is the core of a transformer is laminated?

Hello,This question is regarding one of my school projects assignments. I would like to know why core of transformer is laminated? Does it also depends on the size of core?Thanks.

Topic by Fanuca    |  last reply


Do you search for what instructable you are making before you build it?

I was wondering if people try to make original post or do you research it. like i just built a halfpipe but there is already an instructable for that? do i not make an instrucatable?

Question by bpoulton    |  last reply


I want to buy a 3D Printer

I have between a grand and two grand to buy a 3D Printer. What is the best 3D printer with preferably an enclosed body and definitely a larger than 12 in by 12 in by 12 in build area. It must not be resin and the cheaper the better with the best reviews the better

Question by PhatRATTY    |  last reply


Are you going to ISTE?

Anyone going to ISTE this year in Philadelphia? Is there anything you are excited to see or do there?Instructables will be at the Autodesk booth along with our friends from the Tinkercad and Fusion 360 teams. Come find us and say hello, and learn about some of our new teacher-friendly features. You can also decorate a tote bag and grab some cool swag!

Topic by randofo    |  last reply


UCSC IEEE Technology of Today and Tomorrow Conference

UCSC IEEE, is hosting our 3rd annual Technology of Today and Tomorrow Student Conference, otherwise known as TTT on May 4th, 2019 at Baskin Engineering. The Conference consists of an entire afternoon of speakers and demos for students to interact with. We are bringing tech companies right to the doorsteps of our UC Santa Cruz students. They will discover how engineers are using science to solve real world problems. The Technology of Today and Tomorrow Student Conference is created by students for students. It is an amazing opportunity to see the endless possibilities waiting for them outside the university. I wanted to reach out to the wonderful creators and engineers in this group to ask if anyone wants to be a speaker at our event. If you created a cool project, are working on cutting edge research, or want to present on interesting work, we would love to have you come speak! If you're interested, please fill out the form linked and we will get back to you within a few days and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!Presenter form: https://forms.gle/mah37TLkQgf5UHPg7Thank you, Vaishnavi DornadulaRobotics Engineering Electrical Engineering Minor UCSC IEEE Vice-Chair University of California- Santa Cruz Class of 2021

Topic by va.dornadula  


Un-Publishing an instructable that's already entered into a contest

I published an instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Huts-Stuffe... and I entered into the copycat recipe contest. Shortly after, I realized I had made a couple minor mistakes in the writing, and I un-published the article, made the changes, and then I published it back again. I tried entering into the contest with the instructable again, but there was not option to enter that instructable into the contest. Will the instructable be entered into the contest, or will I have to make a completely new instructable?Thanks

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Done = radio.read( received_data, num_received_data ); this compile value not ignored as it ought to be

In rx board function done = radio.read( received_data, num_received_data ); this compile value not ignored as it ought to bewhile (!done) { // Fetch the payload, and see if this was the last one. done = radio.read( received_data, num_received_data ); ESC_value=received_data[0]*10; //Multiplication by 10 because the ESC operates for vlues around 1500 // and the nRF24L01 can transmit maximum of 255 per packet esc.writeMicroseconds(ESC_value); // Serial.println(ESC_value); servo.write((received_data[1])); // Serial.println(received_data[1]); }// how to solve this problem thank you verymuch.

Question by pong8750  


Looking for a Fun Creative Project for Adults with Little to No Experience

I run a non profit teaching kids computer science concepts. As a fund raiser idea I was considering hosting an adult class at our local makerspace. I am looking for a kind of nerdy, somewhat inexpensive projects that adults will enjoy making as well as displaying in their home or office. With kids we do coding, make games, light LEDs with arduinos, make Raspeberry Pi cameras, and play around with paper circuits and homemade hex bugs. Does anyone have any adult ideas that may be fun? (Also, we are considering having a local brewery bring beer) I am open for more kids projects too, if you have any.

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