Geek Hierarchy

Well, I found this whilst lurking around on the clickernet, thought a few of you would appreciate this. Don't forget to look at the Key kids! basically, your more of a nerd if your at the bottom.LINKLINK

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Understanding Art for Geeks

Paulthewineguy has a great set of images on flickr that apply some very modern twists to art classics. The one below of Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition is a great one.In a way some of these jokes really do help to understand the paintings. Mostly they're just sight gags, though. But whatever works, right? flickr set

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Geeks, Nerds and Dorks.

Here we are boys and girls (and others) . How about a lively discussion about the differences and similarities between the above groups. What about examples and even names of celebrities who fit a category. Whoops that was an oxymorone. A celebrity who is a geek, nerd or dork. Anyway I look forward to your lively remarks.

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Welcome to GEEK-TO-YOU

Welcome to GEEK-TO-YOU. We hope that you will find these Instructables informative, and easy to understand! Instructables will be moderated. We will try to review them as soon as we can. If you feel really cool, you can title your Instructable "GEEK-TO-YOU: Title here"; that way our group will become more publisized (butchered that spelling)! You will not see many Instructables yet because this group has just started, two more are on the way and soon to be here (as of 9/5/12).  Thank you very much for visiting us! Cheers! Darman12

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Are You Charles Yarnold?

I've just watched the first episode of Sky TV's new show, Gadget Geeks.  It's a mixture of review show, trying out real gadgets in semi-real situations, and Maker show (in this episode, they built a portable bullet-time camera rig, turned an electric tricycle into a monster truck, and made a toothbrush into a sander. This last might sound familiar, and I think there'll be a few more Instructables seen on the show, but I think there's good reason. It was only a passing moment, which I had to pause to take this photo (with my iPod - my proper camera has flat batteries).  On the lid of Charles Yarnold's laptop, for all to see, is an Instructables sticker! Are you Charles Yarnold?  Do you know him?  Did you give or send him the sticker? Did you meet this man at the Newcastle Maker Faire? The community needs to know!

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Who's the Sexiest Geek of 2006?

Http://geeksaresexy.blogspot.com/2006/12/gas-contest-whos-sexiest-geek-of-2006.htmlI think we should collectively nominate someone from Instructables!

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Girl Geek Dinner at Techshop

Girl Geek Dinner at Techshop On Wednesday August 14th was the 46th Girl Geek Dinner Sponsored by Techshop, Autodesk and Instructables. The activities included a talk from Brig Morin of Brit + Co, Laser Cutting, Book Binding, Silk Screening, Lego Jewelry and Lace Underwear. These events are so popular you have to get your name in a lottery to see if you get to go.  The next lottery is up and closes tomorrow, so check it out now!

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Minty Geek watercolour kit

I'm really really thrilled to announce the launch of the new minty Geek watercolour kit (http://mintygeek.com/watercolour.html). This one is a very personal kit, as I have always wanted a really well made portable watercolour set and here it is. Do check it out and feel free to ask any questions all the best Mark Brickley MD Minty Geek

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Coolest geek at teh dance!

I am in 7th grade and we have dumb all school dances, and i want to pimp out meh outifts, and to show off all my (or lack there of) LED knowledge. ALso , im just bored and want ideas, soo....yea..

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Geek Magnum Opus completed!

It is complete! My geek magnum opus, my meisterwerk, my... big long project that I conceived of several years ago while reading hackaday and thinking "I wish I were l33t enough to have something posted on hackaday"... it is finally complete. I was going to save the "big reveal" for completing an Instructable on it, but hell.. I'm really excited about it and so I'm going to give you a sneak preview. I have created a real world implementation of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It's about as big as four mobile phones put together or a very small paperback book, weighs about 400 grams (under a pound for our friends in Liberia), runs on regular batteries, doesn't rely on having an internet connection- it's just the sum total of humanity's knowledge (ok that's a slight exaggeration), in your pocket. I'm annoyed that I missed the deadline for the pocket-sized competition by two weeks, because I think this one could have been a winner. Never mind. I still have my geek sense of achievement :) Watch out for an Instructable coming soon, where all will be revealed...

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IDEA: Statistics for "data geeks"

Numbers motivate me. I guess I can call myself a "data geek", as some people like to call it. I remember pretty much the amount of views each one of my Instructables has, but that's not the point. I love all sorts of numbers, and I know I'm not the only one. With the new update, we can now see less numbers, which is a bit disappointing... As I wrote, numbers motivate me. I don't know if this would ever happen, but it would be nice to see what actual "achievements" we have.  For example, it would be nice if something like these, would show up in my YOU page, which I know is being updated right now: Most viewed Instructable: My most viewed Instructable is ranked the 154th most viewed on the site... Followers: I am the 67th most followed member on the site... Total views: I am the 35th most viewed member on the site... Total number of Instructables: I am ranked at number 62 as a member with the most published Instructables in total... Number of contest wins: I've won in __ contests which is the most on the whole website!... It would actually be pretty funny if one of these were actually true...

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N.G.C.A (National Geek Center of America)

This is the N.G.C.A(national geek canter of america)! please join! as this group is for all the "instructo-geeks" ! please geek responsibly. this message was brought to you by the National Geek Center of America(N.G.C.A.)

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How should a guy geek ask out a girl geek, that is scared to ask someone out?

This is the first person I ever asked out. We have alot of things in common. We are very good friends. I am afraid to ask her out because it might ruin our friendship. Also I am a big Apple geek and she is a small geek.

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Showing off to fellow plant geeks

Just wanted to post pics of my Amorphophallus paeonifolius in bloom. Took five years, starting with a 2" bulb. The flower is well over a foot across, smells delightful too.

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8th Annual Hawaii Geek Meet

E Komo Mai! The 8th Annual Hawaii Geek Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Kapiolani Park! This is a new location! We'll be at Picnic Areas #6, #7 and #8, located across from the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial. Bring your family, your friends, your coworkers, and your favorite tools and toys... bring some food and stories to share... and enjoy some fresh air, new ideas, and great conversation. https://sites.google.com/a/hawaiigeek.com/hawaii-geek-meet/Home This 2014 video gives a good sample of what this years event will be like: See you there!

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Rotating Powered Display for GEEK swag

OK, Ill admit it, I'm a nerd.  I'm a Star Wars fan, and I got a new den that I want to geek out. I have a museum-quality X-wing fighter that I want to display on a counter top (&&&).  The piece has a display base, and a acrylic post that the model sits on - and through which three wires go up into the model and illuminates the outer engines, and numerous cockpit fiber-optic display bits.  It is uber-cool to look at in the dark. 8-) But I want to fab a custom display base that ROTATES so the model does a slow 360 revolution over, say, a minute or so.  But I also want to KEEP the lights. So, my puzzle is this.. How can I fab POWER RINGS, so that my model can display its lights as it revolves? -Or- Is there any way I can hack some kind of cheapo commercial wireless power conduction thing, so that I dont really NEED hard wires at all.  I can rig some rechargeable battery pack onto the rotating display base, and something that transmits the power on the table-top base (that doesnt rotate).  To be clear, the motor that does the rotation OF the base I can wire directly to the wall, But for the LEDs built into the model, I figure I need maybe 40mW of DC power that I want transferred to the batteries on the top to juice the model while turned on. I get this idea from my Wii wireless controller recharger.  I only have to put the controllers onto a special plate plugged in to the wall when not being used, and they recharge.  With this, SOMEHOW, power is getting to the batteries in the charger *without* being directly wired to the charging adapter. Anyway, since everyone on this site is a genius, I know the can give me an idea or two. HELP ME GET MY GEEK ON. -Dave &&& If you're interested, it's the eFX Collectibles RED FIVE X-Wing Studio Scale model,

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The coolest geek toy i've ever seen.

The title says it all. Simply put, the coolest geek toy I've ever seen. Granted, it's not really a toy but, some geek girl is going to be soooo happy. Wish I knew how to make this

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The geek daily Scheduel. <--- i hope i spelt that right, otherwise i'de be a geek castaway.

What Geeks do every day.7:00 AM= Wake up and brush teeth, then polish braces. (LOL)8:00 AM= After hour long brace polishing we eat a healthy fiber filled breakfast.8:30 AM= Leave for school. We like to be early.12:00PM= Talk to friends about Conquer.3:00 PM= After school, run away from bullies, all the way home.3:45 PM= At home, play Conquer.3:46 PM= Live Conquer.4:00 PM= Start doing homework.7:00 PM= Finish homework and study8:00 PM= Eat dinner then sleep instantly. Repeat every day, any day.

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Minty Geek 101 kit gets a cool review

Hi I am really thrilled and excited by the brillant review of our signature 101 kit by Gizmag. Check this out: http://www.gizmag.com/minty-geek-electronics-lab-101-hands-on-review/18788/ Thanks to all those folks who have bought kits and supported us generally. Mark

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Geek-Protection Stickers? Call for design suggestions!

So, Star's in jail in Boston for forgetting she was wearing some electronics.I sent this to Xeni Jardin, and she added it to the BoingBoing story:Star was an intern at Squid Labs this summer, and is an all-around awesome geek who loves to build things. FYI, friends at MIT say she wears the hoodie on a regular basis- it's just unfortunate that she had it on while trying to pick a friend up at the airport. MIT students don't really do mornings, or worry about what they're wearing, so I can't imagine she'd even think about her clothes before heading out to pick up a friend at the airport before 8am.When Star gets out we'll have her do an Instructable on 1) how to get arrested at the airport without being shot, and 2) how to package your homemade electronics to look purchased.Maybe BB and Instructables should start handing out some official-looking stickers and plastic covers to make breadboards look more commercial- it will keep our readers away from automatic weapons. I just got email back from Xeni saying, "Let's do those stickers!"Question: what should the stickers look like? What should they say? Make some suggestions, or submit some designs here, and we'll print them up!

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Date Changes for Think Geek Sci-Fi Contest

The Holidays are coming up and we want to make sure all of the entries of the Sci Fi Contest are given sufficient time to be evaluated, so some of the dates have been pushed back. Here is the updated timeline Last day we will be accepting entries is December 19, 2012 Finalists will be announced on December 24, 2012 Judging will end on January 3, 2013 Winners will be announced on January 4, 2013 Good luck in the contest and please let me know if you have any questions!

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 


Does anyone know how to make an RC remote control?

I'm a bit of an electronic geek and I want to build a remote control so I can build a robot.

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geeks of instructables i call upon you help me make a powerful, portable, long -range emp generator

It needs to be cheap, long range, easy to make, no cameras, portable, and preferably directional                                                    and how can i make an emp shield

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parabolic

I was wondering exactly what defines a metal as parabolic. not being ferrous?

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help with transistors

Could someone tell me if this will succeed in keeping itself on if the button is hit once?

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how can i modify my computer into a steampunk(easy method)?

I want it to look really attractive for geeks!! i am inspires in asking this by seeing many steampunk design especially of @casper and mrs.bestiee.. etc. i want the answer asap and iam interested in electronic and geeky stuffs!!!!

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Need a maths geek to answer a question about boiling water.

Hi all. I'm finally starting the prototype of my solar condenser this week, though this question doesn't relate to it directly, but to using it to power a steam distiller to purify water. How much water will ten kilowatt hours boil? ie, if I have one kilowatt of solar energy coming in over ten hours and 100% of it goes into heating the water. Also, for extra credit, assume the water is in a black plastic container also in the sun, so the water is preheated to whatever temperature that would be likely to heat it to. cheers!

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Just an awesome little website

It's the NASA Technical Reports Server. It's like geek heaven

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Science fair project?

Its that time of year when all the science nerds and geeks come to enter the science fair! Now the problem with me (a science geek) is that I have no idea what to do! I really need something to blow the judges minds, so if you have anything awesome please tell me. Happy building!

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Contest Rejection

I tried to enter my instructable for Altair's Sword in the Think Geek Sci-Fi contest and it got rejected. No reason was given and I was just told to check the entry rules, but I see nothing that would disqualify my instructable. Yes it's a sword, but it's from a game that is a sci-fi game about a guy who gets in a futuristic machine that uses his DNA to allow him to relive his ancestor's lives in the hope of figuring out where a mysterious alien artifact is to keep a secret society from taking over the world. They even feature several Assassin's Creed items on Think Geek, including a latex tomahawk. Could anyone let me know why it was rejected?

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Geekiest Advert Ever?

This has got to be one of the all-time geekiest adverts - all this fuss for a bit of lab kit.via Feedback

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help!

Hey I want to get into airsoft, but I'm 16 ands I'm quite certain my dad will think I'm a sissy. any ideas?

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10 Hints you were at a GEEK New Year's Eve party....

11. Champagne chilled with liquid nitrogen.10. Party games include D & D and Will It Blend?9. Countdown clock had 12 significant digits after the decimal.8. The ice bucket was in the shape of Bender's head.7. Started 24 hours early to allow time for hacking giant TVs in Times Square.6. Nonstop argument over whether leap second was really needed.5. Instead of champagne, toast was done with apple cider in Futurama wine glasses.4. Instead of party hats, everyone had a blinking RFID tag.3. Mac people and PC people had separate rooms at party.2. MC Frontalot and Jonathan Coulton rang in the New Year with a live performance of "IC's of Yore."1. Everyone was too busy watching the Battlestar Galactica marathon and missed the ball drop.Adapted from: BBspotPictured is the dart game that might have been there....

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Inefficient, Complicated, Slow Data Transfer Idea w/ Geek points!

Would it be possible to transfer data between two computers at the same time using a single large optical disc? One laser would write to the disc while the other would read it when the disc rotates around. Maybe a magnetic disk like in a zipdisk would work better? An alternative to a disk might be using magnetic tape. I've had this idea for a while and now I've finally illustrated it, Is this at all possible? Also, why when I upload pictures to my library Instructables craps the quality and turns them into smuddgy blurs?

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Techno-Wearables - Steampunk Handmade Reconstructed Mechanisms

Http://edmdesigns.etsy.comMy creations have been recently featured on with an interview on Wired (gadget lab and Geek dad sections) and notably featured on Boing Boing.Super fantastic for Father's Day and Grads without lining the pockets of corporate mkfgrs- paying homage to the Handmade Arts - People eat this stuff up and always so excited when someone (blogger, editor, reviewer) with an esteemed reputation guides them to cool, sincere places to get these style of items. http://edmdesigns.etsy.comWired Article: http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/05/inside-the-mind.htmlBoing Boing Article: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/04/13/clocky-steamy-jewelr.html

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X-ray Lamps, the perfect light for any radiation loving geeks!

Well, who here doesn't think that x-rays look cool? I personally digg them.So check out these cool designer x-ray lamps! Engadget informs us that, Unfortunately, these lampshade / lights aren't yet available to purchase -- another dream dashed by cruel reality.I however say we will not miss out! so, i think if someone was to get a picture of a bulb, put it through photoshop to make it look like an x-ray, print it out on some paper, stick inside a custom light enclosure, and there you go. A fancy x-ray light.

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how to make rf transmitter receiver ?

Can any geek there explain me how to make rf tranmitter receiver using avr atmega series

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Zelda party

Hi everybody, Ok so I'm having a legend of Zelda halloween/birthday party and I need ideas for invites, decorations, music, party favors, food and drink (I have the recipes from the geek chef website). Can anybody help me? It's for my 18th birthday so please don't give me kiddie ideas. I've only come up with a beamos statue made from coffee cans and a goddess wall people can write messages on. Please help. Many thanks: Voidmon.

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what are we called ?

What are we called ? scavengers,mcguyvers? people who build odd usefull stuff out of junk. some computer guys call themselves geeks what are we?

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Goosh.org - Google web shell

The unix geek in me loves this http://goosh.org , it is an Ajax front end to google that looks like a unix shell window written by Stefan Grothkropp.-Joe

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IR Jammer

Could some please show me how to build an IR jammer? I want one that broadcasts at all frequencies, as to not have to adjust it for each IR reciever. I would be most thankful.

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adding flat screen to propeller

I want to build a propeller mini and attach it to a SMALL flat screen and do a permanent and dedicated home security. Is there a way to do that? thanks everybody especially you geeks.

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Contact Me

I suppose this really doesn't fit in the Forum catagory, but anyways... I am a major computer geek. If anybody would like my help with anything that has to do with computers, drop me a line at: jthomsonmain (at) gmail (dot) com

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The Geekiest Status Ring Ever

Wow. This ring measures how many hits you get when you Google your name. It resets the number when you dock it.So geeky, so vain. link

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Fun with Laser Pointers

I just bought a really good 50mw laser pinter and ive been showing people how cool it is. does anybody know any good projects or things that i could do with it that are fun? Thanks, Tactical Geek

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The Sawed-Off Flash Drive

Evil Mad Scientist shows off the power of geek camouflage with their Sawed-Off Flash Drive that looks like a cut USB cable. Nice one! Link

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl

This is a really cool game! I beleave that all computer geeks should check out this game. The phisics are amazing, the DX9 Renderer renders everything so quickly and seemlesly. Go Check it out:http://www.stalker-game.com/en/http://www.stalker-game.com/en/

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Need to decorate middle-school computer lab - cool ideas?

Brand new computer lab & I would like to "geek it out" with some cool stuff (like the CD wreath & little component "bugs").

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