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Robot250 Festival

For all the instructablers in the PGH area be sure to check out Robot250 Robot 250 is a massive city-wide community art and technology program culminating in a two-week festival in July with exhibits, workshops, outdoor displays, movies and other installations throughout the Pittsburgh area. It was launched by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh with program support from a host of local community groups and financial support from The Heinz Foundation, The Grable Foundation and The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. The mission of Robot 250 is to foster creativity, build a sense of community and raise the technical literacy of our entire region, while coinciding with the city of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary celebration.Check out their page for more.-Joe

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Robot Film Festival

I came across this on Notcot: July 16-17, 2011 || New York City Tickets are now on sale. Thank you for the 70+ outstanding, dazzling, hilarious and thought-provoking short film submissions! (See teasers here.) A two day celebration of robots on film, Saturday's events will open with a screening of Spike Jonze's "I'm Here," juried screenings and live performances by human and digital entertainers. In the evening, the official awards ceremony of the Robot Film Festival, the "Botskers," will honor the winners in a black tie, red carpet gala. Sunday will include workshops, screenings, and an evening BBQ. The Robot Film Festival was founded by Heather Knight* of Marilyn Monrobot to inject a sense of playfulness into traditional science and engineering and explore frontiers before technically feasible. Get ready to investigate humanity, machinery and the larger symbolisms within. Don't forget your party shoes! (or wheels!) Obviously I won't be able to go, but maybe readers in the area could pop along and report back.  Maybe take some Instructables stickers to hand around... *Cool link - Heather Knight worked on the Rube Goldberg machine for OK GO's video of This Too Shall Pass, and works for JPL!

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TakeAWay Festival London

Takeaway Festival is a RFID workshop festival tailored for designers. It's located at the Dana Center in London. So if there are any London based instructable members, hit it up and let us know how it was!Do it Yourself Media ... I like that.-bg

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Cambridge Science Festival

I hope this is not a repeat, but I have read that the Cambridge Science Festival will be held on March 10-20 in Cambridge, EnglandCambridge Science FestivalGrand Opening EventCarol Vorderman, the Vice-Chancellor and aliens from Dr Who will open the Festival and invite you to discover the world of Science.With activities exploring the South Pole to China, there's something to suit all ages. This does look like it is an event aimed mostly at the younger crowd, however.

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Tattoos and Body Art Festival

Motorcycle Show Babes: Motorcycle Review , Motorcycle Wallpapers , Motorcycle Specification , Motorcycle Models , Motorcycle Modification , Suzuki Motorcycle , Yamaha Motorcycle... Bike Show Babes: Motorcycle Show Babe Poster. Motorcycle Show Babe Wallpaper. Motorcycle Show Babe Hot Pose. Motorcycle Show Babe Picture. Hot beautiful girls: The indian girls r too much beautiful as well as hot.I”ll be very happy if any indian girl wants to pass a nigght with me in any hotel. Top Auto Show Girls: This beauty of nature and the glowing faces gives you a real fresh day and calmness and peace in your mind View more Gorgeous and Hot Girls Beautiful Portraits Of Angelina Jolie: where you will find daily links to free galleries of beautiful girls! Weddings Designs: We get tons of requests to do follow-up shoots with the hot girls we've....

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Extreme Futurist Festival 2012

The END OF THE WORLD at www.extremefuturistfestival.com the VORTEX IMMERSION DOME 450 South Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 featuring SURVIVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES show Extreme Futurist Festival is a 2 day arts and technology festival focusing on radical voices of the new evolution. Last year we had a great event and were called "a TED conference for the counterculture" by the LA Weekly. This year we seek to make XFF an even more epic experience. People are going insane over the Mayan calendar hype about the world ending on 12/21/12. This is why we have decided to bring them the apocalypse they deserve. We are throwing an end-of-the-world conference that you will not forget. Children get in free. We will be focusing on cutting edge science and technology along with transgressive performance art and music. Showcasing the most innovative and subversive memetics of our time, we see to highlight an extreme future that breaks the formula of modern culture. The future has been commodified by the mainstream in an effort to make revolutionary technologies easy to digest. As a result we are now living in an era of complacency, in which the true leaders and game changers are made to feel like outsiders. It is time to rise against the dominant current of our society and declare that nothing is too extreme. We refuse to be assimilated into a carbon copied version of a new humanity. As evolutionary agents we will push the boundaries of what it means to transform our species. XFF is organized by Rachel Haywire, Christopher Jannette, and Sean Humphries.

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North West UK Festival of Making

Hi, Just wondering if anyone was planning to go to the Festival of Making in Blackburn next weekend? https://festivalofmaking.co.uk/whats-on/ 6TH - 7TH MAY 2017 | BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE It looks like it should be pretty interesting so I will be there and wondered if there were any other Instructable members planning to take the trip.  If there are let me know and ill keep my eye out to say hello :)  Also Ill probably wear an instructables shirt as I think its one of those events where the maker shirts have extra cultural capital :)

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Rougham Kite Festival 2008 - PHOTOS

Single-line, stunt and power kites, plus giant inflatables that need small trucks to anchor them.Artistic displays, stunt shows. Kites to try, kites to buy, kites to make.A high-altitude licence (UK law normally restricts kites to around 60 metres - the festival gets special permission to fly to hundreds of metres) and a real-ale tent.What more could you need? Even the long-term forecast is promising (as opposed to the year before last, when one of the trilobites broke free and landed several villages away).I plan to be there (wearing a Robot tee) do you?LinkEDIT: I took a few photos - I put 84 of them on Flickr

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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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A cool I'ble at OHM2013 hackers festival.

No Maker Faire this time but the biggest Europeen Hacker/Maker festival in the north of The Netherlands. 3000 hackers from all over the world came together for 5 days to share knowledge, skills and friendship. IamWe was there with his son to join lectures, workshops, conferences and party's all over the place. As extra I made an I'ble and a short impression of the event. Enjoy...

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MAPPING FESTIVAL 2012 /// LINE UP

The Mapping Festival is an international cultural event dedicated to VJing and its neighbouring disciplines, that is to say audiovisual art in the broadest sense of the word. Created in 2005, the Mapping Festival is already in its eighth edition. Year after year, it continues to attract a broader public and to put an emphasis on the most forefront artists while introducing their work and creations built of all kinds of new and innovative technologies. --- You’ve asked for it on Facebook, you’ve desperately looked for it on our website, you’ve even tried to rob us information on Twitter, but there was nothing to do about it, we’ve kept the secret until the very last minute. Less than two months before the eighth edition of the Mapping Festival, taking place this year from May 10th to 20th in Geneva, we’ve finally decided to reveal the line-up. For this 2012 edition, the Mapping Festival remains true to its motto “Visual – Audio & Deviant Electronics” and presents an architectural mapping of the Museum of art and history, takes you on a fairground stall, gives you the opportunity to discover La Gravière, invites you to a Secret Label Party, a new audiovisual label, and make you lose your bearings with such performances as Dieu est un DJ, Loop me or La Caputxeta Galàctica. Want to know more? We’re getting to the heart of it … This year, we’ve decided to unveil our program step by step. You will find below our global line-up, but some focuses will follow, to keep the party going! But let’s not make you languish any longer… Ladies and gentlemen, here is the line-up of the 2012 Mapping Festival: EXHIBITION @ Le Commun – Bâtiment d’art contemporain (BAC) /// from 10 to 20/05 Preview: 10/05 Pascal Dufaux (CA) Déjà vu Joanie Lemercier (AntiVJ/FR) Eyjafjallajokull Daniel Canogar (ES) Scanner Aleksandra Dulic (CA) In a Thousand Drops… Refracted Glances Frederik De Wilde (BE) UMwelt-VIRUtopia Danny Perreault (CA) Flow ARCHITECTURAL MAPPING @ Musée d’art et d’histoire /// 19/05 Bordos.ArtWorks and Invited Artists (HU) Apparati Effimeri (IT) AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCES @ Théâtre du Galpon /// Fonderie Kugler /// Cinéma Spoutnik /// Théâtre de l’Usine Insectotropics (ES) La Caputxeta Galàctica Insanë (CA/CH) Dieu est un DJ- 1st representation Sculpture (UK) Unstable Modular Collage Casper Electronics (US) Tasman Richardson (CA) Chloé Tallot + Arnout Hulskamp (FR/NL) Red bus Yilab (TW) Loop Me RYBN (FR) ADM7:FLASHCRASH – 1st representation Michael Vorfeld (DE) Light bulb music TVestroy (CA) FLEETING INSTALLATION Cie Nejma & A-li-ce (FR) La Baraque Foraine 6.1 VISUAL-AUDIO CLUBBING @ Zoo /// La Gravière /// La Fonderie Kugler Discodeine (Kill the DJ/FR) Remain (Meant Records/FR) Vosper (Meant Records/CA) El Hijo De La Cumbia (AR) Nekochan (FR) Label Commercial Suicide Party (UK) Ras Mali (CH) Tempo Moderno (BR/IT) Discotecario Doca et Actaruss1 RomBeads (K.O.E/CH) Monkey Freakz (CH) DMS vs Hiiters (CH) SECRET LABEL PARTY @ Fonderie Kugler /// 12/05 The official launch of a brand new audiovisual label! The best artists of the moment and long-time favorites of the Mapping Festival, all gathered around for a full day of lectures, performances, and of course party. A wild event, keep an eye on them… WORKSHOPS MadMapper (CH/FR) TagTool (UK) And as always, the VJ CONTEST @ Cinéma Spoutnik /// 18-19/05 More info soon… www.mappingfestival.com

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I need a music festival name, anyone have any ideas?

I need to name a music festival, any ideas would be very helpful.. I like names like Soundwave, Big Day Out, Creamfields etc..

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I need a music festival name, anyone have any ideas?

Event will be in UAE some were in Feb or March...............

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Instructables at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015

We're hosting our 4th Annual DIY Festival of the Inventive Spirit, Gulf Coast MakerCon, at the Florida Fairgrounds on April 18th.  This year, because we've had such a great time with Instructables Build Nights, we're featuring a Year of Instructables projects at the event, with things like our DoDo Case build and our recent MaKey MaKey build night projects.  If anyone else is in the Tampa Bay area and would like to join in, let us know and we'll be sure to give you booth space!

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A convention, festival, fair, thing. Please read.

Hello, I've never put anything on the forums before, but I really want to get my idea out there if I can't make it.   I have this idea for something like a convention, fair, etc.  However it will be full of classes, and talking areas, I want it to be cheap and for all ages and backgrounds.   Each booth will be a class, they'll be able to talk/teach about anything: physics, folklore, robotics, animation, painting, dog training, baking, history, biology, ghosts, philosophy, anything!  You can go to these classes and take notes, if you find out you hate the subject or teacher you can leave to go to another class.  In the talking areas you can trade notes, share your own ideas, or just chill out.  I want most of the classes to be free (If a teacher charges money then they need to be the ones to keep people out) but they can charge for materials,(like a CD with references, or a program they use, or a book) or products,(like a cake they just baked, or a drawing they drew) or you can give them donations, and they can give you a business card if they have classes outside of the place.  You may have to organize the booths by loudness, or maturity (with the teachers being able to teach anything, some classes might be bad for kids to see.)  I don't know what this event would be called, it's not quite a convention, or festival, or school, It could happen indoors or out.  This is my main issue; I don't know if I would need permits for it, or what else I should get for it (also I'm broke).  I've been researching for a few weeks now, and I have a few ideas, but incase I fail then maybe someone on here can do it.  Thank you for reading.

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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

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Making pendants for a festival, need some advice.

Was wondering where I can get pendant plate by the bulk? I tried to google and find some but never came across anything that great. Also any advice where to get other things needed. Basically I am going to make a bunch of custom pendants for a huge festival, and make them related to some of the artists and would like some help with technical stuff.

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We're going to Latitude!

16th - 19th JulyHenham ParkSuffolkThe Kite family are going to a festival!Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys, comedy, arts, and hundreds of tents.I just ordered the tickets online.See you there?http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk

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Please help.....all artists with good ideas

I want to enter some work in a local art festival this year but the deadline is friday. i was going to apply with oversized origami animals but amnot sure if it is a good idea. i want to do something people will like, something more substantial than paper, please any ideas of things i can do or if you like the origami idea please tell me. thanx.

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Plz Advise Me, it's urgent :(

Hello, there. We had to play a song or two for our school music festival. We play cover of songs(only instrumental). e.g, for My heart will go on, we play half rock and half classic. We wanna play songs in that version. Now, i've chose -21 guns, -Apologize by Timbaland, -Numb by Linkin Park, -I'm Yous by Jason Mraz Which song will be the best for us (suit with our instruments) Plz tell me if there's any matched song with our instruments?? There are 2 guitars, one pipe flute, one violin and one keyboard player. Thank U xoo xoooo Much ^^

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Attempting to create a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival.

Hi! My name is Miranda and I'm trying to start up a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival that will tour America for one year. PLEASE CLICK HERE I've worked in the production industry for the past few years and I feel as though there aren't enough festivals that really showcase independent artists/crafters/musicians. I'm using Kickstarter to raise funding in order to make this happen. If you aren't familiar with Kickstarter, it's an all or nothing crowd funding site where you present a project and have people make a pledge. In return for making a pledge, you offer a reward. I'm offering some great hand made rewards and I would love it if everyone could check it out. Thank you so much.

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Mini Maker Faire during Cambridge Science Festival

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.

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Maker City & Maker Festival in Mechelen, Belgium, March 19 to 22

The site is Dutch only, sadly enough: http://www.makers.be/content/save-date-mechelen-maker-city-maart-2015

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Crucible Fire Arts Festival in Oakland CA - July 9-12, 2008

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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Wacky Races - for real! (where I was Thursday)

I got up early, spent a long time traveling, and fried in the sun to see a whole load of cars (at Goodwood). Here are some pictures. (They're all built around car-chassis and run) L

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International CYNETART competition

Call for Entries for the 14th Festival of computer-based art CYNETART || entry deadline 28.02.2010 TMA Hellerau hosts this international competition of CYNETART, inviting artists and art groups to present their projects, every two years. They can apply with projects that fully utilise digital technologies in their conceptual, creative and performing processes, thereby opening up opportunities for digital performance and their relationship to factors such as time, space, physical presence and social encounters. An international jury with representatives from well-established media culture institutions and experienced scientists with a background in media art history will decide about the winner of the CYNETART-award and the sponsorship award. It will also decide on the award of the artist-in-residence-grant funded by the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts. Further information/ Entry Form: http://t-m-a.de/cynetart/wettbewerb?lang=en  

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Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire

The Crucible is having their annual Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fire & Fashion festival.It's a conflagration on the hottest catwalk in the Bay Area, with fabulous fashionistas, flaming dancers, stilters, contortionists and aerialists. Enjoy music, dazzling performances, fiery delicacies and refreshments, and a silent auction -- all while sizzling models strut down the hottest runway ever.What: Hot Couture A Fusion of Fashion and Fire When: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 17, 18, 19th 7:00 PM Who: Dozens of Bay Area's hottest designers, outrageous models and awe-inspiring performers Where: The Crucible 1260 Seventh Street, Oakland, CA 94607 2 blocks from W. Oakland BART Tickets on sale at http://www.thecrucible.org Thursday 1/17 - Preview & community night: All tickets $15 Friday 1/18 - $35 General Admission, $30 Crucible Members, $40 at the door Saturday 1/19 - VIP gala $125 in advance, $100 Crucible Members, $150 at the door http://www.thecrucible.org/calendar/hotcouture_08.html

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Art Outside 2009 | 3-Day Art & Music Festival

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ENDS SEPT. 14thHigh-tech wizardry. Make-and-take craft tables. Fire dancing. Eco-chic fashion. Film shorts by creators such as Don Hertzfeldt, Run Wrake, and Andy Gately of Austin Underground Film Festival. With 50+ concerts on three different stages. Whatever your artistic want is, we've got it! And to get it, all you have to do is step outside.One of Texas' most anticipated annual art events. Presented by Art Seen Alliance, Art Outside's three-day art and music festival happens this year October 9-11th. Nestled inside the beautiful grounds of Apache Pass, located just East of Austin and centered between Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, Art Outside brings you over 100 artists across all media. From visual artists like Meres One, Casey Warr, and Joe DiPrima of ArcAttack, to musical sets by The Vandelles, Suzanna Choffel, Fort Knox Five, Freq Nasty Santogold's producer and collaborator, and many more. Including live performances by Firegroove, Reggie Watts, and Helios Jive with interactive earth friendly projects for kids, storytelling, and stand-up comedy, Art Outside offers creative thrills for everyone. Gates Open: Friday, October 9th at noon. 3-day passes are now available for Art Outside attendees. All children 12 and under will receive free admission. In addition to camping grounds for full-weekend participants, Apache Pass offers RV parking, music performance areas, a cantilevered stage, artist tents, and on-site shower facilities. Apache Pass camp grounds will allow families, small parties, and singles to experience an all-out art and music adventure, so indulge your creative spirit during the day, and sleep under the stars at night.Check out the full lineup here: http://www.artoutside.org*visit website for full line-up/line-up is subject to changes, additions & modifications.As if live music, interactive art activities, film and comedy are not enough, Art Outside attendees can also enjoy drinks by Treaty Oak Rum and food by Austin's Spider House Cafe, Cheer-Up Charlies vegan treats, Ararat Middle East fusion cuisine, and goodies by The Happy Vegan Baker. Sponsors for this event are Dr. Bronner's, The Onion, Montana Paint, and MAKE Magazine.Tickets will sell fast, so to reserve your spot for Art Outside visit: https://beticketing.com/_U2_add.php?eid=100909AOWith a tradition of showcasing groundbreaking talent on breathtaking grounds, Art Outside has hosted artists and art appreciators since 2004. Founded on the grounds of Austin's own Enchanted Forest, Art Outside began as a small gathering of creative souls, and has expanded into a destination event for visitors near and far. To learn more, please visit http://www.artoutside.orgExperience the art, OUTSIDE!The AO09 Team|Art Seen Alliance http://www.artseenalliance.com

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Mounting a blade sign to a tent pole—best methods?

Hi there! I'm doing deco for a large event where there will be a line of vendors in pole tents—the kind you typically see at festivals and fairs, with a white top and stuff. I want to see if it's doable to have blade signs hanging for each vendor, mounted to one of the frame poles of the tent. The signs' construction is variable depending on the mounting methodology, I'm thinking the more lightweight the better. One method I was thinking about would be using zip ties to snugly attach a 90 degree bracket to the tent frame pole and hang the sign from the perpendicular arm, but I don't know if zip ties would be sturdy enough. These don't have to withstand a hurricane but do need to be sturdy enough to withstand the occasional nudge or shake by workers/drunk people. I should also emphasize that the tents will be rented, so no permanent alterations can be done (i.e. no soldering brackets to tent frames...) Thoughts/suggestions/possible drawbacks? THANK YOU

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Instructablesss... Come Out and Play!

The Come Out and Play, a massive festival of urban gaming, is back again! And not only that, they are looking for people to submit ideas for urban games. Check it:THE MISSIONThe Come Out & Play Festival seeks to provide a forum for new types of public games and play. We want to bring together a public eager to rediscover the world around them through play with designers interested in producing innovative new games and experiences.Oh yeah, and we want to have city-size fun.We are extremely excited to announce that Come Out & Play will be returning to New York City this spring. The festival will run from June 6-8. The excellent bookstore Blue Stockings will play host to the festival and serve as headquarters. The festival will spread across the Lower East Side of Manhattan, bringing the streets to life.Games will take place in locations around New York, but will be centered around Blue Stockings and the Lower East Side.We are now accepting applications for this year's festival. - Submission deadline: April 15- Notifications: April 30- Festival: June 6-8APPLICATION :: To apply, visit www.comeoutandplay.org and download the application form.Download directly at: www.comeoutandplay.org/submissions/COAP08Submission.doc

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Open Call: Pier 9 & Market Street Prototyping Festival Keystone Project

MARKET STREET PROTOTYPING FESTIVAL OPEN CALL Autodesk Keystone Project Call Opens: July 11, 2014 Call Closes: September 2, 2014 Shortlist Interviews: September 17-19, 2014 Proposal Selection: October 1, 2014 CALL SUMMARY: The San Francisco Planning Department has partnered with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) to produce the Market Street Prototyping Festival: an innovative, hands-on, publicly sourced approach to creating the next chapter of San Francisco’s public life. The Market Street Prototyping Festival builds upon a five-year, multi-agency effort for a Better Market Street to re-establish San Francisco’s civic spine as a place to stop and spend time, meet friends, people watch, or just stroll and experience the scenery. As a formal piece of the planning process, the Prototyping Festival will commission and exhibit up to 50 design projects that aim to improve lives by improving public spaces. Each of the selected prototype projects will be installed on Market Street for the full duration of the three-day festival, which will take place in April 9-11, 2015. Matched with one of five Festival Districts on Market, selected teams will work directly with community members to shape the direction of their designs. The call for applications for those 50 projects is currently open and will close on September 2nd, 2014. More information on that process can be found on the Market Street Prototyping Festival website. Market Street will be broken out into 5 districts along the corridor: Civic Center, Central Market, Retail, Financial, Embarcadero. Each district, or "Block," will be represented by a Block Captain. Each Captain will mentor 10 selected prototyping teams and will be responsible for developing their own Keystone Project that will serve as the primary focal point for each district. As the Block Captain for the Embarcadero district, Autodesk is seeking proposals from engineers, industrial designers, architects, artists, and interactive designers for a large-scale Keystone Project to serve as a physical, visual and social anchor for the Embarcadero section of the festival. While there is no official theme for the festival itself, the Autodesk Keystone Project should relate to the ethos “Inspire, Design, Create.” Additionally, it should connect to the character of the Pier 9 Workshop where artists, designers and fabricators are empowered to test the limits of existing technology, both digital and mechanical. Special consideration may be given to projects that incorporate the following themes related to place-making and the unique social and spatial conditions of the Embarcadero district: • site specificity: social, cultural, geographic, and civic histories • connecting digital and physical realms • daring experimentation/playful prototyping • edge condition: city + waterfront • wayfinding and transportation networks LOCATION: Over the course of the festival, the city anticipates foot traffic of over 300,000 visitors. The Keystone Project may be installed anywhere within the festival’s Embarcadero district, which starts at the intersection of Market and Spear Street, extending to the traffic island at Embarcadero and Market, possibly including Jimmy Herman Plaza. See the map on the Market Street Prototyping Festival website for more details and note that Autodesks main San Francisco office is located at 1 Market. PRECEDENTS: The following projects are examples of what the application review committee is looking for in terms of scale, tone and available resources. These samples are meant to serve purely as a reference and are not works that will be featured at the festival. - Sukkah City, Various, New York - 21 Balançoires (21 Swings), Daily tous les jours, Montreal - Light Drift, J. Meejin Yoon, Philadelphia                 (Note: Projects for the 2014 Urban Prototyping festival cannot be installed in the bay.) - Digital Empathy, Julianne Swartz, New York LOGISTICS, EXPECTATIONS, AND SUPPORT: The selected project and team will be fully supported by the Pier 9 Workshop! We look forward to having you join our creative community of Artists in Residence, other Creative Projects Teams, and the folks who make Instructables.com go. We provide ample opportunities to collaborate with other designers and makers, to receive training on any of the machines in our workshop, gain software support for all Autodesk products (including free software licenses), and call upon the expertise of our fantastic Shop Staff. We can supply a modest office workspace and 24-hour access to the workshop. All basic workshop supplies will be covered, including hardware, sheet goods, finishes, and prototyping materials. Additional funding will be provided at an amount to be determined. We expect to support an innovative and inspiring project that reflects the use of our world-class facilities, at a scale similar to the precedents listed. For more information on the amenities available at Pier 9, see the Pier 9 Overview and Machine Catalog Instructables. Your project will also receive support from Autodesk’s public relations team, marketing team, video and photo documentation team, software specialists, and workshop fabrication specialists. There will be an expectation that you will work collaboratively with all of these groups to share the progress and product of your work. Finally, we have an Advisory Committee representing expertise in areas of landscape architecture, sustainability, and digital fabrication that can be called upon for consultation and critical feedback at particular points in the project timeline. The selected artist or team will be expected to formally share their progress throughout the development and fabrication process with the creative community at Pier 9 and beyond. This includes: • posting Instructables related to the making of the project • 2 presentations to the Advisory Committee for feedback • 1 lunchtime presentation to the full Pier 9 community, near project completion TIMELINE: July 11, 2014 —RFP Release July 22, 2014 —12pm lunchtime RFP Info Session at Pier 9 September 2, 2014 —Proposals Due September 17-19, 2014 — Semifinalist interviews October 1, 2014 —Keystone project announced October - December, 2014 — periodic consultations with members of Advisory Board Early December, 2014 — Presentation and critique with the Advisory Board Early February, 2015 — Follow-up presentation and critique with the Advisory Board 2 weeks before festival —Dress rehearsal (deadline for full assembly and functionality) April 9-11, 2015 —Installation and three-day festival presentation APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: - 1 page statement regarding the concept, siting, and fabrication strategy for your proposal - Up to 5 photos/videos of mock-ups or prior work - CV including exhibition history (if applicable) - Proposed budget outline (Please include direct costs, materials, artist fees, contractors, and any additional project contributors or contractors) - Draft project calendar including proposed dates for prototyping workflow, workshop production time, completion time(s), and out-of-town dates (if applicable) - List of anticipated machines and materials needed ABOUT PIER 9: Autodesk’s Pier 9 workshop is a world-class fabrication facility on the San Francisco Bay. The Artist in Residence (AiR) program gives artists, designers and Instructables authors a chance to work with us in our lab and workshops to explore, create, and document innovative projects with our tools and resources and share them with the DIY community. AiRs are invited to come for a period of several weeks to several months, during which they will work on projects that are shared across the Autodesk Studio Communities. The primary goals of the residency program are to produce top-level inspirational content and to connect innovative and creative individuals with our unique set of tools and resources. Questions and inquiries are encouraged. We look forward to learning more about your work. Please submit applications with all materials compiled in a .zip file titled with your project name to: P9PublicPrograms@Autodesk.com. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Market Street Prototyping Festival Homepage Autodesk Engagement Announcement Pier 9 Overview Pier 9 Machine Catalog

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New Category Suggestion

Hi;   I'd like to see a category for National Forests, Parks, etc.  Special features, great campsites, super swimmin' holes, beautiful but little known sights, etc.  I just thought of another one I'd like info from/on:   Unique, Out of the Ordinary Events, & Festivals      For example:  Following the Sheep Festival held yearly in Idaho. Other not-well-known festivals of interest. . . .     I drove 2-1/2 hrs. one time to go see the Outhouse Festival in Kansas. Include things like dog agility competetions, cat shows, horse events, food events, etc etc. Looking for something interesting to do. . . Thanks for your consideration! Gale Green.

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Burning Man How-Tos, Costumes, Bikes, and Tips & Tricks

Burning Man, the famous weeklong festival of music, art, free expression, and much more in the Nevada desert, is just around the corner. Whether you're a Burning Man veteran, a first-timer, or someone who is interested from afar, here's a list of some Instructables that will help you prepare and make your unique Burning Man experience even better. General Advice TimAnderson's Tips by TimAnderson Learn all about Burning Man and easy, creative ways to keep yourself prepared and safe from TimAnderson's documentation of his trip to the festival last year.   HalcyonPink's Tips by HalcyonPink In this video and the follow-up, Burning Man veteran HalcyonPink gives you his advice.   Find Your Fashion Fire Skirt by la The popular fire skirt uses EL wire to give your clothes some personality.   Angel Wings by fairywingsandthings If your attire of choice requires wings, you're well covered: you could try these angel wings or a different version .   Color-Changing Scarf by enlighted You can't go wrong with clothes that light up.   Electric Umbrella by sockmaster You can't go wrong with accessories that light up, either.   Bikes and the Like Wobble Bike by dan For a fun twist on a regular bike, convert it into a wobble bike that you have to steer from both the back and the front.   Kite-Powered Land Proa by aerohydro Derived from a water proa Instructable, this vehicle transplants the idea to land--ideal for flat, dry terrain like the playa.   Tall Bike by TimAnderson Get an aerial view of all the action while you bike along with this tall bike that anyone can build. .   Chopper Bicycle by KoolKat Few bike designs are as functional and attention-grabbing as the chopper, and you can follow these directions to upgrade your old bike, chopper style.   Furry Pink Bike by HalcyonPink Burning Man is all about being creative and expressing yourself--and your bike is a perfect item to deck out in your own personal style.   LED Bike Wheel Images by ladyada Transform your bike wheels with LEDs that you can program to glow to form various patterns, images, and designs .   Shelter and Shade Parachute Shade Structure by benjcarson This Burning Man-tested structure will help protect you from the raw elements of the playa.   Rebar Tent Stakes by tk1314 Normal tent stakes won't be too effective at Burning Man, but these made from rebar prevent impaling and will hold your tent firmly.   Portable Yurt by TimAnderson This version of a yurt, a Mongolian tent-like structure, is portable and can be assembled and disassembled easily.   Fire, Flying Things, and Other Fun Firebreathing by Tetranitrate A combination of fire, art, and fun, you can light up the desert night with firebreathing tricks.   Cincinnati Fire Kite by stasterisk Kiting is a very popular activity at Burning Man, and you can join in with a this kite that combines flying and fire together into a night-time spectacle.   Fire Staff by Stone Light both ends of the staff and spin to create your own patterns.   Candle-Powered Hot Air Balloon by ewilhelm A simple combination of birthday candles, painter's plastic, and balsa wood can turn into a functional hot air balloon.   Homemade Poi by Hydra Learn to make homemade practice poi that can be used anywhere--and check out other Instructables on how to spin poi and other DIY poi designs.   If you're going to Burning Man this year, we hope this helps and have a fun, safe, and exciting experience!

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Book Store Christmas Tree.

Look at the picture.  Enjoy the festive simplicity. Source.

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Anyone want to Co-Create the future?

Hi all sydney instructables and indestructables - i just love all this stuff and i am sure some of you are just as passionate. i am running a futures festival and currently in open innovation/open production mode - ie., we all get together and just make a really cool festival. Its called Live Futures 2020: A World of Opportunity. We are creating interaction spaces for the public, particularly young people, futurists, scientists, inventors, researchers, designers, artists, performers, architects, engineers,.......to co-create the future. covering things like nanotech, biotech, health, robotics, education, climate, retrofitting cities to be sustainable, etc... only limited by all our imaginations. If you have something cool to share or just like the idea of co-creating the future join us to create the festival and share the loveat last year's festival we had a young guy who made the coolest electronic musical instruments out of junk and old toys and the crowd loved it. I am sure we now have upcoming electronics whizzes in sydney because of him, i hope tim'll be with us this year too. maybe you have something inspirational too...

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Make:SF Tonight!

Make:SF is having their monthly downtown meeting tonight at Instructables World HQ. All are welcome to attend. The festivities start at 6:30PM. 489 Clementina St. 3rd Floor

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Halloween Bash – A Community Arcade

A mashup of Halloween and makers, celebrating community-made arcade games, with free trick-or-treating and a food drive. Part of the Bay Area Science Festival – it’s the perfect mix of technology, creativity and Halloween celebration. Community Maker Groups with large arcade games throughout the Center. Cardboard Challenge + Community Arcade game -making Station: You make the games, we provide the prizes! Saturday, October 25, 2014 noon – 4pm Bon Air Center Just off Hwy 101 on Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Greenbrae, CA

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World Record Gaming Gathering.

A total of 342 gamers dressed as icons from games such as Final Fantasy, Zelda and Solid Snake in east London as part of the London Games Festival.They narrowly broke a record of 337 set last week in Germany.Festival director Duncan Best said: "It was a bit touch-and-go for a while but the gaming community really stepped up to the challenge."The record was verified by Guinness World Records at the Excel Centre in Docklands on Saturday.A further 50 fans in fancy dress could not take part, however, as rules stated that characters who were primarily famous from movies were disqualified."So we had people turning up dressed as Lego Batman, for example, who could not be counted," said Mr Best. Get your details right, BBC! We all know Batman is most famous from the TV show...Still, it would have been nice to see the Lego Batman costume.BBC StoryLondon Games FestivalGuinness World Records

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Amazing Snow Sculptures

Over in Japan, the 60th annual Sapporo Snow Festival is going on and there are some awesome sculptures in it. My sister-in-law is from there and told me stories of this happening, but I haven't seen photos from it until now. Link

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Sweet Sand Sculptures

Sand sculptures always amaze me. The good ones, I mean. Mine never progressed much beyond noble walls that were crushed by high tide, but it's great to see that other people kept up with it and can get such amazing results from such a finicky material."Fairy tales and legends" is the theme of this year's World Sand Sculpture Festival now underway at the Tottori Sand Dunes in Tottori prefecture. On display (until May 31) are 19 massive works crafted by world-class sculptors from ten nations. The artists used around 2,700 tons of sand and took about two weeks to complete their works. World Sand Sculpture Festival

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I aten't dead

Honest.... This is probably the longest I've been off the site since joining, a combination of lots of work to do and a busy festive season.  I'll be properly back soon, hopefully with photos of some smaller projects mostly done as gifts.

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fancy dress tin of sardines

I would like to dress up as a tin of sardines and cant find a fancy dress costume anywhere.....it has to be uber laght weight as its for a festival and i dont want to have to carry it about....also waterproof.....and cheap......CAN YOU HELP ME!!!!

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OFFF 2009

At the 2009 OFFF, International Festival For The Post-Digital Culture, I gave a talk about the DIY movement, and what drives it forward, which was part of the NERDFERENCES PANEL With Eric Wilhelm, Peter Kirn, Gijs Gieskes; curated and presented by Julia Carboneras.You can find a PDF of my slides attached below.

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So, How'd Halloween Go?

So with the last of the Western world winding down, how'd the festivities go for ya'll?I had fun scaring the crud outa people (see upcoming ible), got sucker punched a couple times, went Chuck Norris a couple times, and learned never to leave out candy...

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Who knows how to build a blender bike? Where you can watch as you blend?

Saw one years ago at a festival, and they said it was super simple. when i've googled..found this http://www.rockthebike.com/blenders/fenderblenderpro. something mobile and simpler. any ideas, we've got the parts! (i think)

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Maker Faire NYC 2011

Here is the recap and pix of today's festivities at Maker Faire in New York City. https://www.instructables.com/id/Maker-Faire-NYC-2011/ Eric will be presenting his "K'Nex Gun Site Acquired by Billion-dollar CAD Maker - What Gives?" tomorrow.   Dunno.  Look for my writeup or video...wait Enjoy!

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My Art work....Indian Rangoli.. color Carpet

Hi rangoli is indian folk art.. and it is used for decorative purpose, it is made by hand and rangoli is driven at all festivals and events and weddings in india,,, I love to draw it... Here by i posting some rangoli phots  hope you like it.. Waiting for your artistic reply.. Suhas

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how do i make my LED dance suit flash?strobe?

I am going to a festival next friday and i made an LED stickman suit. at the minute i can only turn the LED's on or off but i want to make them strobe at different speeds so i can match them to the beat of the music

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Can you recommend sticker printing companies they could check? Answered

My niece and her group mates need to raise funds for their school festival. They decided to sell foods but still need to market them. They are considering printing marketing materials like posters, flyers, and custom stickers. Do you think it's a great idea? Or can you recommend printing companies they could check?

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SXSW To BE covered by NPR

The South by Southwest music festival and conference is rapidly approaching (Mar. 16-20) and NPR Music will be there again this year, webcasting a bunch of full concerts, live online. This year, you'll be able to watch the shows with our live video stream from three shows: two official SXSW showcases and our annual NPR Music party... by Robin Hilton   The (not so missing) link....

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