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 


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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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

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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 


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!

Topic by kazmataz   |  last reply


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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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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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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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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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


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


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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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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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!

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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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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?

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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!

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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 


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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Happenings 1/10/08

There are some cool events happening in the Bay Area right now. Today we are highlighting hot dogs and re-purposed trash, but there is always plenty to go out do.Frankenart Drop-in Arterrarium Tonight there is a drop-in arterrarium at Frankenart Mart. What's an arterrarium? Well, as best as we can tell, it's an event where you make art with real live people and then add it to the show in the Frankenart gallery right before your very eyes! And what ties this whole operation together you may ask? Hot dogs of course.Thursday, January 10th, 2008 6 - 9pm515 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA415.221.2394Finders Keepers Gallery Opening Reception Creativity Explored artists turn trash into treasure in a new exhibition of sculptural works made from cast-off wood, metal, wire, and other found objects.Thursday, January 10, 2008, 7 - 9 pm3245 16th Street, San Francisco CAWe need your help!If there is an event that you think the Instructables community would be interested in your area let us know about it so we can put it on our Community Blog! First, create a forum post about it that let's people know what and where the event is, like the one I just made above, and then, once you've gotten in published in the forums, send me a PM letting me know it's up and that you want to add it to the Community Blog and I'll make it happen.

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Fire fighting Robot controlled wirelessly via hc-12 using a Joystick

Hi all!I would like share videos of my project "fire fighting Robot". Here are the links ! Enjoy!!!

Topic by weFwe123 


Instructables Build Night: How to Make Soft Circuits

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

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Raspberry pi3 and drone communication with MultiWii Serial Protocol (MSP) API

I want to make line tracking with drone but i have some problem. the drone's control cart sent to data raspberry but raspberry can not sent to data. i tried communication with msp api but i didn't it. Please help me!!

Topic by isay1 


How are forums organized?

I think there is a lot of good information within the Forum section of the site, but I have not been able to figure out if there is any particular organization to it.  I do fine when I click on Forum, then there is a list of topics, or divisions, alphabetically arranged.  But click on one of those topics, and it seems there is no order or organization at all.  There are buttons for:post, posts and topics, topics, featured,etc, but clicking on them doesn't seem to alter much, if anything?  It would be nice if things were arranged either: alphabetically, numerically, by author, by date, by topic, etc.  Or am I missing something (which is very possible, I admit...) Any help and or enlightenment would be appreciated, thank you.

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ONGOING CONTEST: Name the bracelet and WIN THE TUTORIAL FROM XQDESIGNS

Hey there friends! Happy to announce that there's an ongoing contest for a free tutorial for a wire bracelet design. All you have to do is visit  Handmade Jewelry (Jewellery) Club Facebook Fan Page  where you can see the wire bracelet I've made. Suggest a name for the bracelet by leaving a comment and who's suggestion gets picked will win the tutorial for the said bracelet. You can also visit my  blog  and read the article,  Name the bracelet and Win the tutorial from XQDesigns  where you can find links to the contest.  I've uploaded the wire bracelet here. Hope to see you everyone at the fan page! Cheers! Jane XQDesigns 

Topic by diylesson 


ESP8266 MEMORY ADDRESS

Hallo guys I have ESP8266 programmed to operate at MODBUS TCP / IP and PLC (LSIS) connected to router by Ethernet MODBUS. I made connection between them successfully (using P2P service found in PLC) through router, but the connection produce error. P2P service found to make connection between LSIS devices and other devices. This service requires inter the read and write memory address for ESP8266 with condition that the address must has 5 digit. Knowing that I use simple diode connection on GPIO pin-14. The problem is when I search for ESP8266 memory map addresses, I find it (0x60000360) 8 digit and this return error from PLC side. Please can any one help me?

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Fire Ballet at the Crucible: Stravinsky's Firebird

I've been watching the set for the Crucible's second fire ballet, Firebird: L'oiseau de feu, come together over the past few weeks, and the metalwork and fire sculpture of the set alone is going to be incredible. Add ballet dancers, aerialists, acrobats, break dancers, motorcycle stunts, a classic car, and fantastic fire performance...and, well, amazement will ensue. If you're in the SF Bay area, come out for the show!From the Crucible website and press release:The Crucible PresentsOur second Benefit Fire BalletStravinsky's FIREBIRD: "L'oiseau de feu"Once again The Crucible sets the dance scene ablaze with a fusion of classical ballet, fire performance, aerialists, acrobats and break dancers to create a fiery and funky interpretation of Stravinsky's masterpiece.Imagine the graceful firebird somersaulting through the air on a flaming trapeze, a ballerina engaging in a graceful pas-de-deux with a motorcycle stunt rider, or innocent maidens attacking the evil henchmen with flaming swords. And of course, no Crucible production of Firebird would be complete without a 1970's Pontiac Firebird.Proceeds from this production help support the Crucible's art education programs. Firebird runs April 9-12 and 16-19, with performances Wednesday through Saturday each week.Check out the video promo with clips from the last fire ballet (Romeo & Juliet) and the new list of spring classes at the Crucible, too.

Topic by reno_dakota 


Instructables Double Feature!

Thursday July 24thUpdate: we are at Speedway meadow, not Lindley.Come join Instructables in Golden Gate Park for a wet and wild evening of fun, food and games. Our beloved interns will be leading some kickball, frisbee, and DIY games, while the rest of the Instructables crew will be firing up the grill for a potluck BBQ. You can count on us to bring the main course and refreshments. We're counting on you to bring those killer side dish creations that you've been perfecting! So, time to break out the killer 'slaw recipe and the rest of your PDQ BBQ Contest Creations. If you still need some inspiration, check out some our all-time favorite BBQ side dishes:- Mediterranean Summer Salad- Basic Island Coleslaw- Grilled Peaches- Southern-Style Sweet Tea- Sun Dried WatermelonAnd let us not forget the music and dancing robots!Location:Golden Gate Park (Lindley Meadow), 5 - 8 pm. Friday July 25thInstructables Show and Tell!We are hosting a very special show and tell as part of the closing festivities for Instructacon v1.0. Come one, come all and bring whatever it is you're working on, thinking about working on or can't stand to work on any longer and share it with some of the Bay Area's finest makers and shakers. Even if you haven't been working on anything, come anyway! As with all past show and tells, a fun time for all is guaranteed. Location:489 Clementina St. 7 - 9 pm

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Laptop usb microphone Answered

How to make internal laptop microphone usb?

Question by Mr Qatanani   |  last reply


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.

Topic by RpD   |  last reply


Connection via mobile

Hi guys How to connect orange pi 1with android mobile via vnc app

Question by Mr Qatanani 


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


How many instructables can a member enter into one contest?

Hello,I just wanted to know if a member could enter more than one instructable into a single contest.

Question by Perfect DIY   |  last reply


My Chinese solar lamp batter connect with old motercycle battery???

How do I connect my solar lamps (0.1amp current) with my 12volt 5ampr battery Is this possible ???

Question by Kingmishra   |  last reply


Help setting promoted items

I've been trying to set my best instructables lately, but it seems to be broken. All I have is a forever saving screen and it doesn't set my promoted items! I've seen that others also have this problem too. Can someone help with this?Thank you

Question by zakbobdop 


Maker Festival Twente 28th & 29th of May

Next weekend, the 28th and 29th of May, this year's edition of the Maker Festival Twente will be held in Enschede. There will be quite a variety of makers, I'll be giving jewellery workshops myself. For more information, be sure to check out the official site: http://makerfestivaltwente.nl

Topic by emilyvanleemput   |  last reply


Independent Spy camera

I have an old Laptop's camera and want to create a spy camera that records a video and save into the sd card. I search on google and youtube but only found that to make a USB Camera that needs a Laptop to record. Which was not as I wanted as portable, small and efficient to make a spy gadget. Can anyone help me? I kindly appreciate your help in advance....

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Can you cheat on contests?

So I was browsing the contests and found an instructable that seemed kinda suspicious. The instructable itself was fine, but in the comments section I found about 8 users, all praising this "amazing", "genius" instructable, and when I checked the accounts, they were all made and favorited and commented on the post on the same day, and that was all of their activity. Oh yeah, the author also commented. I'm also guessing that they all voted as well. My question is, will this be overlooked, or will this author win possibly runner-up with their instructable for cheating? I hope that this will be noticed and will be thoroughly checked. Thanks,Zakbobdop

Question by zakbobdop   |  last reply


Sick Axolotl

We have a white Axolotl with pink eyes .. we recently went on a weeks holiday found our Axolotl on the floor not sure how long he has been there, he was still moist and alive so put him back in his tank. He will not eat... Last night he started shedding his skin. This morning he was floating on his side and you could see pink veins all over him. I took him out of the tank and put in a Tupperware container ...Now he has started to get white patches under his mouth, on his tail and side and on his foot ... please help .... what can we do as we don't want him to die???

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What Code Should I use To Make a Single Pulse Trigger.

Hello World,I am currently making a circuit that will produce a single pulse using Arduino. I want that my circuit and code should produce a single pulse, after that the pin o which I am taking output becomes low until I switch off the button. the pulse should again be generated when the button is pressed.I have been using a series of codes. But, whenever I upload the sketch to the Arduino it works for once. after that when I switch the button off and turn it on again it doesn't work. If the switch is kept on after some time it again starts to generate a pulse.Please if anyone can help me out would be a great thing.Thankyou.

Question by shubhamnagla909   |  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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