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Launch It Prize?

Hey guys,What should we give away as a prize for a Launch It! contest? Toss out some ideas- we particularly like to give away tools. I may use or ignore your suggestions upon whim. ;DThis is a sort of a medium-sized short challenge; details very soon.ETA: Launch It! Contest Info

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Launch statistics

My launch statics appear to have disappeared, or are they in a new location?I find the graphs helpful ...

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Prepare for Launch!

NASA is making preparing for launch seem far too easy with this series of how-to images. I've been trying to launch a shuttle all morning, but I can't help feel that they are leaving something out. Link via Boing Boing

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Launch It! Inspiration

OK, do NOT do what these people do, but if you're looking for something to get your creativity going, watch this. And a trebuchet as well.

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Launch it Contest

Hey, Anyone know why it is taking so long for my entry to get into the Launch-it Contest. Voting ends tomorrow and no moderater has approved my instructable! https://www.instructables.com/id/Elasto-O-Matic-RBG-5-Rubber-Band-Shooter/ I entered it in time! Confused?

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Launch it and stats

As you may have noticed, the stats are not working right now. This part of our system has been a near constant thorn in our side, and has led to a variety of problems and time-sinks for us. Since the current Launch It contest will rely on a pageviews measurement to award prizes, I wanted to let you know that we have a backup, external system (Google Analytics). So, the stats will not be correct for a day or two while we work double-time to fix them, but we've got an impartial third party to help us determine the results. Sorry for any frustration.

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Collaboration Launched at Web 2.0 Launch Pad

Today, we've launched the incredible new feature, collaboration! Enable other users or groups to help you work on your Instructables. Made a mistake? Don't worry, there's also now versioning, so you can rollback to an earlier version of your Instructable. Check out the slides from my talk announcing this new feature, or check out some of the Instructables I mentioned:3-D ScannerMagnetic Acrylic Rubik's CubeDixie Cup Spherical DodecahedronTeddy Bear Remote ControlDachshund wheelchairPublished Collaborations:How to Barefoot WaterskiChopping Hot Peppers SafelyChicken Chile VerdeCollaborations in progress.

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Launched SS carts

Dear reader, I've seen some knex rollercoasters on YouTube in which a screaming serpent cart appears to be launched by Ripping Rocket boosters. Since I own both, I was wondering how this is done, because simply leading the SS cart through those boosters won't work. Thanks for reading. Kind regards, Kaj

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Space Shuttle Launch

As you may know, the Space Shuttle just launched from Kennedy Space Center, delivering the most sophisticated part of the international space station called the Kibo Lab...referred to as the Lexus of the ISS. I live in Florida, and managed to take a couple photos of it from outside my house. They're nothing special, but kind of cool.

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Launch status issue

I've published a new tutorial recently, but it's launch status is not updating.I has around 16k views, but if I check the launch status for the last month it only show zero visitors.

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Launch Stats Not Working

11 days ago I reported that the Launch Stats on my members page was not working ... it was working but suddenly stopped. Others have the same problem too but to date there has been no response from those who manage the website.Reposting as perhaps my first post has been missed?

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HacknMod.com - Site launch

Hey guys,I wanted to let you all know I just launched my new hacking site. It's oriented more toward game console hacking but it has a bit of everything, like this site. Please check it out and leave me feedbackThank youDIGG IT - http://digg.com/tech_news/Introducing_HacknMod_com_n_You_Name_it_We_Hack_itHacknMod.com

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isntructables fansite is launched

The istructable fansite has now been launched using social go i would like every member of ibles to join http://instructables-fansite.socialgo.com here you can talk about everything from new porjects to well anything.... so far i am a admin but overtime i will add other people and eric will be one of them many thanks, sharlston

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Nuke launch button

Ok so I have an (unoriginal) idea to create a doomsday launch pad. With all the bells and whistles, a sequence of switches that activates a usb or power outlet. Really the use is just for fun (and it would be) but as a noob to electronics, soldering, and pretty much everything i would love some help. This product already exists (just without as many switches and goodies) but what's the fun in just buying it?! I'm new to instructable so forgive my ignorance if this isn't how ideas are proposed or if this project already exists (I couldn't find it). Thank you in advance for any help :D

Topic by tinkernick21    |  last reply


fumeFan launched on Kickstarter

Hello friends, I made an awesome new device called the fumeFan. The fume Fan is a soldering fume extractor, work lamp, helping hands tool and a project organiser for hobbyists, makers and creators. It is a new device for the geeks and makers that do stuff with their hands. You can check out the project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1554904482/the-fumefan If you think you need one, please pledge and support the idea. I am happy to answer any questions. Best regards, Pavel

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Launch It! Challenge Results!

Instructables is happy to announce the winners for the Launch It! Challenge. We saw some amazing entries that showed creativity and power. Once again, you showed us that there are people making cool things all around the world. These Instructables should serve as inspiration for others for a long time.Stay safe, everyone.Ratings Prize: FirstThe Instructable with the highest rating will receive a gift certificate for a Instructables Robot t-shirt from the Instructables store, and a custom-engraved Leatherman. Launch It: Patriot Model Rocket by kruser495Ratings Prize: Runners-UpThe 5 Instructables with the next-highest rating will each receive a gift certificate for a Instructables Robot t-shirt from the Instructables store. Golf Ball Gun!!! How To Make One That Can Shoot 400+ yards! by MrCrowley 25MM Pneumatic Sniper Rifle by irwinner Piano-wire Slingshot by chluaid Colossal Cannon: Building a behemoth piston-valved pneumatic by DeusXMachina The EasySling by -insertnamehere-Page Views Prize:The Instructable with the greatest number of pageviews will receive a gift certificate for a Instructables Robot t-shirt from the Instructables store, and a custom-engraved Leatherman. How to Make Fireworks by pudi.dkRandom Prize:We randomly picked one Instructable to receive a gift certificate for a Instructables Robot t-shirt from the Instructables store, and a custom-engraved Leatherman.Watch the video to see the winner: OK, here it is: Pencil Crossbow by marc92

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Fenix Launches ReadySet

Fenix Intl is a little company with a great solution for backcountry power. It’s the Fenix ReadySet: a mobile power source with a sleek design, which fits (along with its solar panel) in a backpack. It can also be charged with a bicycle generator or plugged into the power main, if that’s handy. They are targeting it towards remote parts of Africa, where power is rare and sun is plentiful, but I’d use the ReadySet’s 5- and 12-volt outlets to finally rig my swamp fort with the Arduino-powered extras it clearly needs. In addition to the USB charging ports, it’s got cigar lighter adapters, so charging a phone and running a radio in the wilderness are options as well. Sound good to you? Just yesterday, Fenix launched a Kickstarter campaign where pledgers are rewarded with discounted ReadySets and other Fenix gear. It runs until August 10th, though as of writing it looks like they’ll reach their goal by the end of the day! (Update: goal now reached. But you can still get the units at a discount!) What’s more, our friends at Fenix have given us lots of units to play with and use as prizes. Thus, Instructables will be running an “Off the Grid” contest in early August-September, to be based on rural and mobile power sources, green charging, and renewable energy solutions. And we’ll be giving lots of ReadySets away. What can you do? How could you make it even cooler with a Fenix ReadySet? Post your ideas below in the comments, and we'll look forward to seeing your Instructables in the contest! -SelkeyMoonbeam

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Howtoons the Book Launches!

It's been a long journey since I first looked over Saul's shoulder in our shared 4th-floor MIT Media Lab office and saw the proto-sketches that would become Howtoons, but today the book finally launches! Here's the word directly from Saul:I along with my co-authors and illustrators, Nick Dragotta and Joost Bonsen are proud to announce that today is the official publication and release of our fully-illustrated, science-meets-adventure-and-mischief comic book, HOWTOONS ! The Possibilities are Endless. I know I personally am nervous, relieved, and all of the other things that a first time author can be. You can buy the book directly from AmazonAlthough all of the authors wish to compel you to walk, run, or ride a bike to your local book store and get one there (or demand that they carry copies!).We'd like to thank each and everyone on this email list for their moral and other support in the gestation of this exciting project. Thanks for loaning us your children, your ideas, your inspiration and your feedback. Hopefully we are now returning all of them to you in good healthy order and with interest on top!We'd love to encourage you all to buy hundreds and thousands of copies of this book for all of your favourite 4-94 year olds. The jacket copy says 8-12, but we know that our group of friends have nothing but the most intelligent children (hence extending the age range down to 4) as well as being fundamentally immature and appreciative of fart jokes (hence increasing it to 94).HOWTOONS seeks to put the joy, the story, the adventure, the free-spirit, the fun, the downright ridiculousness, and the real heroicism of science and engineering back into education. We do this through stories and illustrations designed to show children that science and engineering is not only one of the coolest possible things that you can study, but that it touches upon everything in modern life and can be found in the simple objects around you... One tag line we often like to associate with the book is: "See the world for what it can be, not for what it is." The world is increasingly technical, and many of the greatest challenges of the 21st century will require technically aware people whether they are working on science and engineering themselves, or whether they are the artists, writers, accountants, musicians, lawyers, politicians and educators who make the world a rich and interesting place to live. I believe the magnificent artwork of Nick also highlights that there is a genuine marriage between the arts and sciences and the oft cited tension between the two is un-necessary as both come from a desire to create and share new ideas and ways of representing them.You can see our new website, including many samples of HOWTOONS and a regularly updated blog at www.howtoons.com. We'd like to send an especially big thanks and shout out to Ryan McKinley for help with the website (if you don't know him you should! He's a programming powerhouse), and of course also to Phil Torrone, everyone's favourite blogger and DIY mastermind. We'd also love to thank all of the people at O'Reilly media, especially Dale Dougherty, Tim O'Reilly, Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair for including HOWTOONS in their fabulous magazines MAKE and CRAFT (www.makezine.com, www.craftzine.com). Also in the thank-you list should be Judith Regan who plucked us from obscurity to help us get started down the book-making path, and now the wonderful people of Harper Collins Children's Books for all of their help. We should include all of our apologies for editorial lateness!. Naturally we'd like to thank the people at Squid Labs and Eric and Christy of www.instructables.com fame for their support and work in bringing the make-it-yourself ethos to a much larger audience. MIT, MIT's media lab, and MITERS (MIT Electronic Research Society) are also to be whole-heartedly thanked for turning a blind eye to our insanity. The support of all these people and more (you) has been invaluable to us.Not to rest on our laurels — we are already working on a 2nd HOWTOONS book full of more wonderful projects and crazy storylines to encourage you to grab a 9-year-old and relive the joy of messing with world around you just because it's interesting, because rockets are cool, because bugs are fascinating, because flying is magnificent, because mechanisms are intriguing, because a sheet of paper isn't a sheet of paper, it's a work of origami art waiting to (un)fold.Furthermore, we are working on another book project, specifically a selection of DIY projects around the topic of renewable energy presented HOWTOONS-style, in order to encourage energy literacy and intuition amongst the next generation of engineers and scientists. Energy will be one of the key issues of this century and helping people understand all of the options and the promise and beauty of renewable energies is something we believe we can do to help.If you'd like to help support Howtoons in any way we'd love to hear from you; it is still a fledgling project in its infancy trying to wend its way towards fiscal sustainability. The biggest thing most of you can probably do to help is SPREAD THE WORD! Buy some books! Go out and give yourself the experience of reliving the joy of discovering the world by working on some Howtoons projects with your favourite kids (or even better, kids you don't know yet). If you have suggestions for future projects we'd love to hear about them. One of my favourite projects in HOWTOONS Book 1 is an open-source whooppee cushion that delighted my father (and haunted his teachers) when he was a 9-year-old and will hopefully induce raucous laughter everywhere.Again, thank you all.Saul Griffith, Nick Dragotta, Joost Bonsen,co-creators of HOWTOONS!www.howtoons.comPS. Finally, and most importantly I want to wholeheartedly thank my co-authors for their friendships, musings, and hard-work. It's tremendous to work with such great people at the top of their respective games.In case you don't know them (or me):Nick Dragotta first knew the power of comic art when he drew pictures of injuries on the blackboard at school that were so graphic that his fellow classmates had to leave the room to throw up. Since then he has tirelessly practiced the art of comics and researched the great artists of the field. Nick has drawn for Marvel and DC, including Spider-Man, X-men, Fantastic Four, and X-static titles. He is currently passionate about making more comic books for kids. Nick lives in a small apartment with walls lined by the shortened stubs of ruined pencils. He sleeps in a pile of eraser filings, drinks black ink, and exists on a diet of pureed superhero comic books.Joost Bonsen immigrated as a young boy to the United States from the Netherlands with his parents and his personal suitcase full of LEGOs. He grew up in Silicon Valley, California, immersed in that creative and entrepreneurial culture. While Joost was growing up, the vacant lot across the street from home served variously as play space, special effects set, race track, rocket launch pad and more as he and his friends made home movies, practiced being space explorers, and plotted space projects. Joost went to MIT for undergraduate studies in bio–electrical engineering and recently finished his graduate degree at the MIT Sloan School of Management looking at how labs are run, how research themes emerge, and how new technologies are commercialized.Saul Griffith grew up in Australia and his earliest memories of inventing things were of making grappling hooks for climbing trees and buildings. His childhood adventures included making his own rocket–powered toy cars, kites, and enormous puppets. He kept a diary of drawings of his inventions as a kid that included fantastic monorails and airplanes shaped like manta–rays. Saul ended up studying materials science—the structure of the materials we use every day—before going on to MIT to do a PhD in building self–replicating machines and a theory for folding 3–dimensional objects. He now works at Squid Labs in California inventing cool new things for making the world a better place. He still builds kites, they are just much, much bigger now.

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Shuttle Launch This Evening! - UPDATED

11:59pm Launch tonight - we're currently in the scheduled 9 minute countdown hold :)That is only if you're on the Eastern Seaboard (most of you should be able to see something). 80% chance of acceptable weather conditions!This could be the last night launch (only 6 more flights scheduled).Launch CountdownOfficial Countdown

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Last Weekend for Launch It! Challenge!

OK, everyone, this is the last weekend to enter the Launch It! Challenge. Remember that three people will be getting an engraved Leatherman. One for the highest rating, one for the most pageviews, and one will be chosen at random. Considering the number of eligible entries in the contest right now, the odds of winning randomly are 1 in 30. Not too shabby!Also, five runners-up for ratings will be receiving a t-shirt. A t-shirt with a robot on it!So make something fly and make a cool instructable and video about it. Just make sure to post it before 11:59 pm PDT on Sunday.After the entries are in there will be four days to get ratings and pageviews before the contest is truly over.

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Automated Shuttlecock Launching Machine

Hi, I'm interested to build one of this machine for my kids to play badminton by themselves. Any master or sifu able to guide me please?

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Launch It! Video Group on YouTube

We just created a new group on YouTube to collect all of the Launch It! Challenge entries into one tidy li'l place. If you want to just see the videos of all the entries to get a feel for what to do for your video, check it out. Launch It! Challenge video groupIf you put a video on YouTube and want to add it to the group, just join the group. Then, when you're looking at your own video, click the "Add to Group" link.

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SMP's Site just Launched!!!

Stop Motion Pictures (SMP) site has just launched!! Everyone one should go visit! http://www.aaronvail.com if you have any suggestions for a movie or for the site you can comment right from the feedback page!! AWESOME!! :)

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Bridge Launching Lego Robot

This bridge launching robot by Flickr user Mahjqa is fantastic! The curled up bridge on its back is extended out up to 48cm (19 inches) over a gap before the robot  disengages from it so it may drive across. On the other side it can turn around and pick it back up! [Youtube via Gizmodo]

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Launch It Challenge Rules: technicality?

At the beginning of my launch_it video, my "Challenge Entry" sign is part of the titles. Is this acceptable? or do I read the rules verbatim and show myself holding a physical sign in the video?

Topic by chluaid  


The launch of my rc channel!

Since i got into rc cars a few years ago ive always had a passion to help other people so ive decided to make a channel and let everyone at this amazing community know about it, The channel has reviews,runs,jumps bashes and how tos it also has tips&tricks;&tutorials;! The channel is called rc world: http://www.youtube.com/user/mrfishin101?feature=mhum Im hoping to get videos up daily! please view and rate!

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Discovery Shuttle Launch - Photos

Discovery Had Successful Liftoff about 15 minutes ago... I live in Orlando, FL so I am about 50-60 miles from the spaceport. She lit up the horizon, and I took a few pictures from a point and shoot camera (so of course its kinda funky). Yes, we could hear it rumbling ;) I need to see if I can lighten it -- but I have a picture of the SRB separation -- you can see three objects. After than, the shuttle looks like a really REALLY bright white star.

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"Ask the Experts" DVD launch.

A few users may have heard about me speaking at a conference with some other youths to 350 people, this was the launch of a great DVD made to help teachers, counsellors, youth workers and many other people understand about bereavement from a teenager's or a child's perspective. It was a great project collaboration between Cruse Bereavement Care, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer care and Barnardos. I was on this project from the planning stage, after the grant from the Big deal lottery Fund had been approved. The project took us to the Share centre on a planning day followed by a weekend where we got all the footage for the final project. Not long after the same project took me to Westminster Abbey to speak to MP's and Lords about the state of government help and counselling for bereaved children and teenagers, that initiative was started by MP Alex Davey who was in the same position as a teenager and hopes to improve care for these things throughout the UK. The project was a great thing to do and I personally enjoyed the hoohah out of it. The end product is a great resource and I would really recommend it to any teacher or counsellor who deals with teens, it could help a lot of people, even the likes of clergymen and ministers. I'm not just saying this because I'm in it but that surely helps, it was received really well by everyone at the conference which broached many topics and had a lot of interesting material at it. We also did another youth panel though this time we were asked set questions about the project rather than the audience be able to ask. The DVD should be available from cruse soon, I honestly do think it's worthwhile...Some press about the launch... Medicalnewstoday.comPress release[

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My Gun Preview (Launch It)

You guys will have to do better than thishttp://s156.photobucket.com/albums/t31/frank26080115/air_gun/But something is either wrong with my camera or something else but pics are fuzzyish (the ones I took during the build are fuzzy because I was rushing it, too many newbie guns are appearing too fast), lots of computer made diagrams will be included so you see exactly every detail.First one other than my friends to describe exactly how it loads and how the valve works and what trigger method I used will earn some IM support from me if you need help with your project.

Topic by frank26080115  


Launch It! Challenge is closed for entries. Just a few hours left to vote!

At 11:59 pm PDT on Sunday the Launch It! Challenge officially closed for entries, but it's not over yet! Six prizes will be awarded for the top-rated instructables and one will be awarded for the top pageviews and those numbers close on Thursday at noon PDT.Voting is done by giving an instructable a positive rating. And the rating buttons can be found to the right of the instructable's title.So if there's a Launch It! instructable that you like and haven't voted for, do it now! Go to the list of instructables and start clicking!

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is this right?

So there has been many entry's in the launch-it group that will be disqualified because of their date do you think its the people adding it or other people adding it or even the instructable adding it self i doubt that. but what do you think

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when is the results up?

When will the results be posted? it has been past noon. so could someone tell me?

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Launch It! Contest starts May 27th

Fling, chuck, toss, throw, shoot, blast, or launch SOMETHING in the Launch It Contest that, erm, launches on May 27th. We’ve seen pumpkins get chunked and marshmallows get shot, but now we want to see what you can launch and how you get it airborne. Share a step by step, photo, or video Instructable to win a variety of flying machines that would make Da Vinci crap his pants in envy. Not sure how to get started? Try one of these ideas: some sort of cheese, cracker, and cold cut disc shooter called “Launchables” a mechanism for slinging DVDs of the Matthew McConaughey vehicle Failure to Launch outdo the Philadelphia 76ers t-shirt cannon

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Space Shuttle Endeavor Launch Success!

Yay!Here's a video of the launch.:D

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capture packets in wireshack wont launch

I want to launch my capturing packets but it shows me unrecognized libpcap format

Question by real hobbyist  


Launch Stats appear to have stopped ?

My launch stats appear to have stopped working. All I get is a white rectangle with a spinner. Does any one else have this problem? Screen shot attached.If it helps there is no URL when you hover over the launch button.

Question by lingib    |  last reply


Automated Badminton Shuttlecock Launching Machine

There was 1 machine in my mind I like to challenge myself which is an automated badminton shuttlecock launching machine. Over the internet, there got some simple manual loading machine. But the one I like to challenge is similar to below link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwg-Ge4gu9gAutomated with dozen of shuttlecock ready to launch to several position.Anyone able to assist?

Topic by AlexL361  


Not able to login to email launched instructables?

Why when I try to login while looking at instructables launched from email that, even though they require a Pro Membership, which I do have, they won't allow me to log into them? I noticed that https://www.instructables.com/id/... leads their path.?

Question by Dave Urbain    |  last reply


Physical button to launch a PC application?

So for an upcoming project I need to make a physical button that when pressed launches an application on my PC. I'm going to need to make quite a few of these, each to launch a different app. Ideally it would not be a keystroke from a keyboard, I saw tutorials on dismembering a keyboard and registering a button press to open an app, but I don't want any interferences so I'm looking to avoid that if I can. I'm going for the most cost effective design, not looking to spend much if it can be helped. Any resources or tips would be much appreciated! Thanks guys!

Question by Antilliteracy    |  last reply


Launch it semi auto marble gun

This is my first post so i don't know exactly what to do. Here is a video of my marble gun it can shoot semi auto or single shot. i became interested in these because of spudfiles.com now i have a site that sells them it is freewebs.com/pats-spuds so you can check that out too. the gun only cost about $45 to make. in single shot at 70 psi the marble will go through a 3/4inch piece of plywood.the video is shot using semiauto at 35psi because that is as high as my pump will go. hope you like it.

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The Lamps & Lighting Contest is launching soon!

We'll be holding our first Lamps & Lighting contest very soon! Click here to get a preview of the contest. The contest is open to entries March 4th - April 15th, so get brainstorming. :D We're looking for creative lamps, lighting solutions and lots of fantastic reuse. Enter your best lamp or lighting build and you could win a Kindle Fire HD, a RGB LED light bulb or some fancy wire cutters! P.S. - Make sure you don't post your project before March 4th or it will be ineligible to enter the contest.

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Instructables Pro Accounts Have Launched

The initial version of Instructables Pro Accounts is now live! Sign up to create private Instructables, send digital patches to other members you admire, and to proudly display your Pro Badge. Check out the homepage's "New Pro Members" leaderboard to see the latest pro members.There are more pro features on the way! Come check out the pro forum to have your say about which features we should develop next, or which bug you really can't stand (we can barely stand it either). As I previously wrote here, if you registered prior to now, you'll get at least 3 months of free access to the features we are turning pro. During that time I hope we can convince you that going pro is worth it.

Topic by ewilhelm  


Techpod - The Hobby UAV Kickstarter launch!

Techpod is this really cool project on Kickstarter, its an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for amateurs and pro-level flyers who want to do FPV flying (First- Person-View). You'll find me (mhkabir98) at RCGroups and DIY Drones and I have been following this particular project for months and am very earnest for it to succeed. Techpod is a - "A high performance remote control airplane for first person view (FPV) flying and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) hobbyist. Designed from the ground up to have an enclosed pan and tilt camera mounted in the nose for a completely unencumbered point of view. All wrapped up in a super slick fuselage with high aspect ratio wings, a high efficiency airfoil and room to swing up to a 12 inch propeller." The designer, Wayne Garris is from Seattle, WA. I have known him for about a month now and would like his project to succeed. He works 50 hours a week to support his family and still finds enough time for designing UAVs. If anyone here is interested ,please support him by pledging something on his Kickstarter. You can get more info on Techpod at the website You can pledge whatever amount you want at his : Kickstarter Link An appeal to fellow instructablers to help Wayne can meet his $45,000 goal and start producing his Techpod kits for everyone across the world. If you want more info, PM me and I'll forward you Wayne's contact details. Kabir

Topic by mhkabir  


Instructable won't appear in search engine?

I posted my instructable last night, and it shows up under the posts for my user name, but it isn't in the Launch It! group display (or any group for that matter) and doesn't show up under keyword searches. Is there some kind of system lag I am not aware of?Colossal Cannon: Building a behemoth piston-valved pneumatic

Topic by DeusXMachina    |  last reply


Distance a 12g CO2 cartridge can launch a...?

What would you say the maximum distance a 12g CO2 cartridge could launch a ~12oz cylinder? The cylinder can be adjusted be top/bottom heavy or have its weight increased all around. The design of the barrel would (VERY) roughly look like the image at the bottom.  The cartridge would be in a housing unit at the butt of the launcher.  It would be set it off in a to-be-determined way, shooting out the cylinder(2 2/5inch diameter, 8 inches long, ~12 oz) that would be resting in front of it.

Question by Soldier62994    |  last reply


Instructables at Web 2.0 conference's Launch Pad

Instructables will be launching a new product at the Launch Pad workshop as part of the Web 2.0 conference. Hopefully we'll be finished with it by then.... ! Press release here

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Launch Statistics Down Following Site Upgrade ?

The new website no longer promotes other instructables written by the author.Perhaps this is a coincidence but the number of views appears to have has fallen drastically since the new website was launched. Would be interested to know if your launch stats are affected too.Perhaps a (significant) portion of the recommended section that follows each instructable could be devoted to articles from the author?

Topic by lingib    |  last reply


Raspberry Pi: Launch Python Script on Startup

Hello sir, Running Python script at boot works fine with crontab, only thing is that I am stuck to it. How to come out of it ?How to stop it. Cntr+C does not work

Topic by dgkanade72    |  last reply


New kind of contest launching January 24th

Starting this week, we will be running a new kind of mini-contest similar to the wonderful Weekly Challenges being run by mikeasaurus, scoochmaroo, and randofo. These new contests won't be too far out of the ordinary, but they're different enough I felt compelled to provide a heads-up to you loyal readers. Allow me to answer your imagined questions. What are these new contests called? Academic Challenges. What's the difference between these and a Weekly Challenge? The main difference is, um, academic. Project submissions should be usable by a teacher. I will include a list of the relevant standards for the subject matter, so pick one and make a hands-on project for it. Not too hard. We just need the answers to be useful in the classroom.  You can also submit a Guide. As long as the projects within the guide are all related to the topic of the Academic Challenge, that is. Just make sure every project is clearly tied to the academic standards we're looking for. (That'll put the majority of the work on hunting for good projects and writing good intros. Perfect for contestants who are too busy to make, but not too busy to search.) How long do these last? Two weeks. Or more, if two weeks isn't enough time to get some awesome and useful projects. But the first one will be two weeks, and the term of the contest will be clearly indicated on the contest page. What's the point of an Academic Challenge? To help build projects that teachers can use in demos or for hands-on projects with their classes. Well, that's cool I guess. Now what? Get your apples out, because the first Academic Challenge will be about Newtonian physics. And it starts tomorrow. Don't have any ideas? Was your last experience with Newtons primarily fig-based? Get hunting now for cool projects that demonstrate Isaac's big ideas and make a GUIDE. (I really want some guides, guys. Make guides.)

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