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Maker Faire Africa

Maker Faire Africa! need I say more?http://makerfaireafrica.com/August 13-15, in Accra, Ghana. I'd love to go to this...It's being put on by Afrigadget with the full support of Make MagazineIf you can't go but think this is a fantastic idea, they're looking for sponsors. If that's a bit more than you can handle, they are also accepting donations through PayPal (button on the front page of MakerFaireAfrica.com).

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hi, i am in ghana and interested in building this remarkable inverter. Answered

I have been following the question and answer section and had most of the points. my questions are 1. what is the use of T1 and 2. how do u program the IC

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How to strip cables to free the copper inside?

E-waste collectors in countries like Ghana collect cables and then burn them to get rid of the plastic and then sell the copper. This process is not environmental friendly and harms their health. I'm working on a project to find better ways to treat imported e-waste. Is there a better way to strip cables that would not imply burning, and that would respect the worker's health? Thanks!

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The world cup-2010

Who's gonna win the world cup? Put your vote down in a comment if yur right at that team wins you get a sub! mm8 bye

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how can i make sodium hypochlorite bleach from rudimentary material.

Please help me to make sodium hypochlorite bleach from rudimentary material for sterilisation purposes ( i was told by a US trained man that it was so) someone told me to check you out on the net.(that u knew all sorts of wonderful hands-on chemistry) and for mouth wash. it is for a rural health post in northern ghana. we buy the stuff from accra and transporting it across the country to the north is making the cost difficult for the rural folks here to afford. but they need it as cheap as possible for hygiene purposes.

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Getting copper out of cables the low-cost low-tech way

Hi all, I'm working on a project aimed at helping e-waste workers in Ghana. They collect cables and burn them to get the copper (see video 6min). Burning them is toxic and they damage their health. I'm looking for alternatives to this burning process. - First idea would be stripping cables. I will need a very basic tool, man-powered, to strip them. - Second idea would be shredding and sorting out. Probably something like this bike (http://www.halwatts.co.uk/Esource). I would like to do it open source hardware to facilitate replication. I'm looking for people who can help by giving tips on how to build a prototype, and maybe get more involved.  Do you know about tools that can serve this purpose of getting copper out the cables, low-cost, low-tech? Thanks

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Shaving me head for charity

I'm going to be shaving my head for charity, in order to microfinance third world countries. I was wondering if anyone on instructables would like to help by donation. I'll post before and after pictures on here once I get the amount of money we need (Which is about 1800 dollars, to buy a proper carpentry set for a man in Ghana.) I'm also working with people in my community to do this. You won't be scammed as you don't need to give me any money. Here's how it'll work: 1: Post here how much you'll donate 2: Go to KIVA.com and register an account 3: I will provide you with a link to the recipient 4: You will donate the money on a given day, at which point (when I see that the transaction is through) I will shave my head, pictures and all. 5: You may laugh at my discomfort.

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FIFA Day 3 Group D results

The world cup continues with ever so exciting games. Here are the results for group D: Game 1 Ghana 1- Serbia 0 Gyan 85th minute Game 2 Australia 0- Germany 4                       Podolski                       8th minute                       Klose                       26th minute                       Mueller                       68th minute                      Cacau                      70th minute  personal thoughts on game 1 An amazingly close game. if it wasn't for that penalty it would've been a tie. Not much more as i didn't get to see the whole game. personal thoughts on game 2 Watching my country lose was heartbreaking. I think the coach and the team made some bad choices. First of all, The coach should have put more players in defense. Also the team should have done shorter passes. almost every time they did a long pass the ball ended up in German feet. Another thing is that they should have attacked instead of waiting ten seconds before attacking. The last thing is that they should have run faster. The German team played amazingly well considering their injured players. I have always thought of Germany as one of the best soccer teams in the world. They have once again proven that they deserve being in the top 10. If Australia doesn't pass the group stages I'll be cheering for Germany. Good luck Aussies and Germans! Please comment about the teams and games. 

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Build Night FAQ

General Resources What is the Build Night program? Instructables sponsors monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night. How can my makerspace get a group on Instructables? Check out this forum post that list the guidelines for getting a group on Instructables. Build Night Guidelines + Best Practices What are the requirements for signing up? Your makerspace must post at least 1 Instructable to sign up for a build night. We look at project quality when deciding on what spaces to accept. I suggest writing a feature worthy project. Check out the feature guidelines. What does the process look like for signing up for an event? Signing up is a 2-step process. You must complete both to fully sign up. Fill out the google form at the bottom of the event announcement. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by a specified date asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the materials without completing this step. What is the selection process for picking makerspaces to participate in each build night? It is not first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build night program we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them on future applications. Do build nights have to happen at night? No! The only requirement is that you host 1 event with the materials provided during the month of the build night. This can be on a weekend, at night, during the day….literally anytime! You can also host multiple build nights during the month. What happens if you don’t submit Instructables by the given date? Not posting Instructables by the deadline will affect your chances of participating in future build nights. We keep very thorough records of who does and does not submit. It is VERY important to let me know if you are not able to submit a project by the deadline. I am much more understanding and willing to waive a missed deadline if I am given a reason. What are the best practices for writing high-quality Instructables? We want to see feature worthy projects! Check out this forum post with tips on how to create great tutorials. As the event organizer the responsibility falls on me to post all Instructables. How do I motivate my community to help? Check out this forum post with tips on how to motivate members of your community to get more involved. How can we get more visibility for our build night event? Use social media! Tweet at us. Mention us on Facebook. Share pictures of events on Instagram. Sponsors love it and will be excited to share your posts! So be sure to use #buildnight. How can we hear about upcoming build night events? If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form to join our mailing list. You will receive an e-mail when new events are announced. Please only sign up if you are not already on the mailing list. Other Build Night Details How many makerspaces participate in the build night program? We have over 350 makerspaces, hackerspaces, fabrication labs, student groups, libraries, etc… subscribed to our mailing list. Each month we decide how many spaces will be able to participate. This depends on the sponsor and materials provided. How many countries participate in build nights? There are 45 countries represented in our makerspaces mailing list. Check them out: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, S. Korea, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Zambia. By what criteria does Instructables measure the worth and success of Build Nights? There are 3 parties involved with every build night: Instructables, makerspaces, and the sponsors. When evaluating the success of a build night I try to consider everyones experience. For Instructables, we're mostly looking at the number of Instructables we get in and the quality (feature rate, topic, pictures, etc…). We also look at the number of new authors and community involvement. Makerspaces that are heavily involved on Instructables have their own group page. The sponsors are looking for brand engagement and authentic examples of their products being used. Sugru was thrilled to see lots of people talking on Twitter and Facebook about their build night experience. Voltaic Systems wanted a lower number of high quality projects made with their solar panels -- so we only accepted 15 spaces and made the acceptance process more difficult. Its not always easy to know the success level for the makerspace because I can't attend the events. From what I've gathered these are the goals of the makerspaces: connect with other makerspaces, learn new subjects, attract new members, free tools/materials, and create more opportunities for their members. In general, how successful have the Build Nights been? (Answered from the Instructables perspective) Most build nights have a 50-70% project return rate. The feature rate has been all over the board. The 2013 sugru feature rate was around 20% (we received 250 Instructables) and the Voltaic Systems feature rate was around 90% (we received 9 Instructables). The more build nights we run the higher I hope to get the project return rate because I'm excluding spaces that don't have a good posting record. In every event announcement I say "Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights" and I'm serious about it. I have a very detailed spreadsheet where I keep track of who has and has not posted. When it comes time to selecting spaces to participate I cross check my spreadsheet. That being said, every build night I give spaces a chance to explain why they weren’t able to post in the past. I completely understand life happens and I like to give out second chances! ================================================================ SUGGESTION BOX: Have questions to add to this FAQ? 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