Has anyone seen the tv show: Bar Karma ?

I am just curiuos....I got to see the first episode (on demand viewing, not when or where ever it aired originally).  If anyone has, your opinions, please. IF anyone goes to current.com/barkarma, and views episode one, be forewarned that the first minute or so of the video for the first episode, is NSFW.

Topic by Goodhart 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Big Screen Digital Canvas?

Ok, my parents have an old unusable 52" rear projection television.(projector is busted) I'm a filmmaker/digital sculptor and I want to convert the tv into a large digital canvas that I connect to my computer and can interact with using either the Maxell "Penit" digital pen, or one of these two other digital pens. (http://www.expedata.net/products/digitalmobile.html) I still have to test the pens to see if they can even live feed information to the computer. I am thinking it should be possible to use some type of bare computer LCD screen as the foundation of a rebuilt rear projector. Anybody have any specific ideas about how to put this together?

Topic by Butch007 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Mitch Altman presents "Hacking Cool Things with Microcontrollers" in Shanghai

XinCheJian Hack Day: Hacking Cool Things with Microcontrollers! Start Date: Apr 17, 2011 Time: 2PM-5PM Location: No.76 Anhua Road Suite 301 (near Jiangsu Road), Changning District, Shanghai, China Fee: 30rmb/person Mitch Altman, Inventor of the famous TV-B-Gone, a remote control keychain that turns off TVs in public places. He is co-founder of Noisebridge, a San Francisco hackerspace, creator of the Brain Machine project in MAKE Magazine, gives workshops around the world on how to solder and make cool things with microcontrollers, and is CEO of Cornfield Electronics. We're very lucky to have Mitch visiting XinCheJian and give a talk on Hacking Cool Things with Microcontrollers! Everyone can learn and have fun making cool things with electronics! After the talk, there will be a workshop for interested people to experience fun making cool stuffs: http://www.tvbgone.com/cfe_mfaire.php?PHPSESSID=561f54cf995b8669a2dfa73339f86af2 TV-B-Gone (turn off TVs in public places!) Material cost: 130rmb Brain Machine (Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!) Material cost: 130rmb LEDcube (cool cube of blinky lights!) Material cost: 130rmb Mignonette Game (play fun games!) Material cost: 197rmb Trippy RGB Waves (interactive colored blinky lights!) Material cost: 70rmb MiniPOV (more cool blinky lights!) Material cost: 130rmb MintyBoost (charge your USB enabled gadgets!) Material cost: 130rmb The workshop is free, you only pay for the materials used for the project of your choice and you can bring it back home! Come join us on April 17th! Please register here for the event: http://xinchejian.com/event/?regevent_action=register&event;_id=5&name;_of_event=MitchAltman-HackingCoolThingswithMicrocontrollers! References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV-B-Gone https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge http://makezine.com/10/brainwave/ http://www.cornfieldelectronics.com/ http://www.tvbgone.com/cfe_mfaire.php?PHPSESSID=561f54cf995b8669a2dfa73339f86af2 

Topic by xinchejian 8 years ago


Can you read it?

I've been meaning to show you this for a while, but I finally took some photos when I went to visit my parents. It's a clock. Really, it is. The arm rotates once per hour. The ball on the end is a camera, pointing at the ground. To tell the time, you walk around the clock to find out what hour is circled at the base of the arm, then look through one of the small round windows on the large sphere to see a TV that shows what the camera sees. The minutes are only marked every ten minutes, and in between those times the camera looks at featureless ground and confused people trying to see the time by looking up at the camera. On the hour, the arm raises in the air, and the camera has a look at the shop roofs, which are as ugly as commercial roofs the world over, and the speakers next to the benches (when they're working) make an odd fog-horn sort of noise. It's a bizarre, unfunctional object, in too small a space. Maybe if it was in a wide open square it would work as public interactive art, but here, wedged in a corner of a town with high unemployment it's a criminal waste of money.

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Suggested Project/Instructable: Holo Display

Hello all, I had an idea a moment ago for a "holographic" display but I realise that I do not currently have the supplies necessary to complete it. It is actually a combination of a couple other peoples ideas to form a new concept. Someone on here, (open new tab>search) NK5, made an instructable on how to make a kind of hologram. Another cool frood, Johny Chung Lee, came up with and did some basic programming for a different kind of simulated hologram and a multitouch system. And lastly there was a group that made a pair of specialised LED gloves to go with the multitouch system. My thought was: make a reflection hologram and use the Wiimote multitouch system to make it interactive. Project the screen onto the floor or put a large screen tv on the floor (if you want to risk it. and place the glass over it at 45 like with NK5's idea. Put the wiimote at the base of the glass. (it would be simpler if it were behind the glass but I think glass disables IR cameras) Then put on the IR gloves and run it all together with a program that supports the multitouch. Once you got the hang of it it would be more or less a "Minority Report" type display. Well, that's it. I can't make this because I do not have a projector or a pane of glass anywhere near large enough. Nor do I have sufficient expandable cash to purchase such objects. Good luck.

Topic by finfan7 10 years ago


Mother's Day Instructables

Mother's Day is this Sunday and in case you need some last-minute project to make your Mom happy we've compiled a list of Instructables that you can use. Some take just a few minutes while others can take a little over an hour. Mother's Day Flower Make a flower that will never wilt. Sneakerdoodles (Snickerdoodles)Say how much you care with these super-sweet cookies. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesThese chewy cookies are easy to make and will definitely impress her. Perfect English SconesStart the day right with some classic scones. Be a Mother's Day Breakfast HeroEven if you're terrible in the kitchen, you can use pancake mix and a bag to create some funky pancakes. Chocolate TrufflesMoms love chocolate, 'nuff said. Orange Clove Pomander (air freshener)This is an easy and classy way to infuse the room with a pleasant scent. Photo CubePrint out some famly photos and cubify them. Sharp Pencil Quality TVPut a series of photos together into a strip for an interactive photo display. Homemade Air FreshenerPrint out some family photos on an inkjet printer and turn them into a super-custom air freshener. Custom Lift-the-Flap BookIf you want to go all out, a personalized lift-the-flap book will be remembered for months to come. Pop-Up 3D messagesPut your Mother's Day message out there in full 3D! Go the extra mile with some decorations and photos around it. Flower Pop-Up CardAnother 3D effect that's easy to pull off and provides a pleasant surprise. Have any other favorite Instructables that would be perfect for a Mother's Day present? Let us know in the comments!

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Top 50 Instructables of 2007 Ranked by Pageviews

This is the first in a series of data-analysis posts I'm going to make over the next few days (or hours if I can't stop myself). I love statistics, analysis, and raw data and so thought I'd share some of the really cool stuff with you. Thanks to trebuchet03 for helping with this and actually crafting the queries. Here are the top Instructables published in 2007 ranked by pageviews (I know the year isn't over yet, but we're close enough):Instructable - Number of Pageviews1. Invisible Book Shelf - 399,6472. Laser Flashlight Hack!! - 374,0233. Mouse Mouse! - 348,8804. Opening up a coke machine - 199,5255. Wallet made from a computer keyboard - 177,1766. Creating a 3D effect with image editing software (GIMP or Photoshop) - 158,4367. [https://www.instructables.com/id/12-Volt-Battery-Hack!-You_ll-be-Surprised... 12 Volt Battery Hack! You'll be Surprised...] - 142,6318. How to Kiss - 132,0659. Zippo Trick: The Twilight Zone - 128,89410. Cracking/Hacking Windows Passwords - 126,39211. Lock Someone To A Tree Without Ropes, Chains, Or Any Other Ties (updated 25/07/07) - 124,42012. Wifi Signal Strainer (WokFi) Long Distance - 122,18913. Han Solo in carbonite chocolate bar! - 119,67014. Hidden Door Bookshelf - 117,38015. Homemade Infrared Goggles! For Under $10 - 117,34816. How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily) - 113,82217. Trigger GREEN Traffic Lights - 111,99218. 25MM Pneumatic Sniper Rifle - 104,88019. Take Infrared Pictures With Your Digital Camera - 104,37620. Shutdown Your School! - 101,28821. Build a Nintendo NES PC - 98,75622. Interactive Multitouch Display - 96,52623. How to date a girl who is way out of your league. - 95,86124. make crystal clear ice! - 94,76425. Build a Tetris DVD (or book) shelf - 94,16226. Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine - 93,14227. Solar Thermal Water Heater For Less Than Five Dollars - 90,62228. How to perform your own Tongue Bifurcation - 88,90929. EMP shopping cart locker - 87,82330. How to "Fly" a Human Powered Hydrofoil - the "Aquaskipper" - 85,77931. Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project! - 85,48932. Use an LCD Monitor as a TV without a Computer - 82,44133. How To Make A "Secret Container" Out Of A LIGHTER - 81,40334. $60 Laser Engraver / Cutter - 79,76035. Turn Your Old CRT Computer Monitor Into A Fish Tank ! ! ! - 78,59636. Make a cool hologram illusion! - 75,99137. $100 Super Bright Flashlight for under $10! - 75,78638. The Ice Bulb - 74,84839. Solar Heater - 73,96140. Laptop Converted to 2nd Monitor - 73,26641. Tetris Ice Cubes - 72,22042. Get Money from Jammed Vending Machines, Pay Phones, etc. - 71,46143. How to Make Your Own Prototypes : How to make your own Plastic Vacuum Former - 70,30944. Laser Cutter Contest Update: Fewer Rules, More Time! - 70,09245. Portable 12V Air Conditioner --Cheap and easy! - 69,88546. Homemade Laundry Detergent - 68,42647. The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD Case - 68,42048. String Tripod - 68,20749. [https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-softmod-your-xbox...for-FREE How to softmod your xbox...for FREE] - 66,58850. How to make a Green Lantern ring- including a glowing version! - 65,802

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago