Here I put a list of places where you can go if you need to fabricate something (I still need to try them): Den Haag http://cabfablab.nl/ Amsterdam http://fablab.waag.org/
Topic by derte84 | last reply
Put your weird project up on Instructables, and you too can get a half-page photo spread in FHM-Netherlands! Bikini optional.There was an interview too, but they only used a little bit; it's really all about the pictures. Check out my hands and ewilhlem peeking into the fridge. They mailed me a copy of the magazine, which was nice as there's not much of a distribution network for FHM-Netherlands in the US.Classy, no?
Topic by canida | last reply
I got a message from a woman in the Netherlands named Vera that she had recreated my Ghost Shoes projects with a group of kids. This is so sweet! Seeing someone super far away redoing something I made is a great reward.It looks like they opted to make them with throwies instead of the full-on solar panels, but it's still great. Gotta love the pictures of kids with their shoes covered with plastic wrap and tape. Link
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an Erasmus+ program for young people (17-30 years old) who want to spend a long time living in a different country and with almost all the cost paid: apartment, wifi, transport, food... Bataviawerf (Lelystad, Netherlands) is a dockyard with special ambitions. Ships from the golden century which has been important in our maritime history, are reconstructed here. Our organisation is depending on the work of volunteers for some years already. A lot of foreign volunteers helped to build the ship “Batavia” and are now helping to build the new ship “Het water schip”. The Bataviawerf could not exist without the help of numerous volunteers which help in showing everybody the way of building ships in the 17th century. We are seeking for 3 new EVS with the next profile: Tasks Create technical drawings, finish the 3D Digital Model of the Batavia, create nice videos and photos about the Bataviawerf and handwork (rebuild some parts of the Batavia -mast, yards, etc.-, forge, wood work,...) Criteria Technical background with knowledge about SolidWorks, AutoCad and similar or experienced in graphic, digital and multimedia design (Adobe Premiere, InDesign, etc). Also creative, self-motivated and interested in shipbuilding and handwork. Procedure If you are interested and you think your profile is suitable for one of our tasks, send us your CV and a motivation letter to the email: email@example.com More information We are seeking for 3 new European volunteers for the next periods: 1) From August 2016 to August 2017. 2) From September 2016 to September 2017. 3) From December 2016 to December 2017. This voluntary service is available for young people from the next countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. (More information about EVS: http://europa.eu/youth/node/73_en)
Topic by Bataviawerf
I may be gone from instructables for three days... :( I am going on a family holiday to Amsterdam, Netherlands. I have never been there before... I will try take some photos of Amsterdam before I come back and show it to yall. Leaving on Thursday, 11, September, 2008. Returning on Sunday, 14, September, 2008.
Topic by Plasmana | last reply
Calling all Makers from The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany: On Oct. 20th, a Maker Faire will take place in Groningen, The Netherlands. Official website: mf050.nl Besides dozens of dutch Makers, a number of Instructable members will be showing off their work and host workshops: Masynmachien, Allarrrd and Ynze, and we'll be plugging Instructables.com as well (we got a bag of give-away goodies from Instructables HQ!) This will be the second edition of the Maker Faire in Groningen. Last year's edition was a huge success: If you'd like to visit, please leave a comment ;-) Hope to meet you in Groningen, NL on Oct. 20th.
Topic by ynze | last reply
This weekend is a great time to visit your local hackerspace, especially if it's participating in the Hackerspaces Open Day. Most hackerspaces in the Netherlands will be and it's worth checking one out. More information on this here: https://hackerspaces.nl/2015/03/28-maart-2015-jaarlijkse-open-hackerspaces-dag/ (in Dutch) Our local hacker- and makerspace, Hack42 in Arnhem, will be open from 10:00 to 22:00 and we have a great programme with something for everyone: lockpicking, computer security, a fun kids activity, free books, lasercutting, 3Dprinting, and soup. All hackers, makers, tinkerers and crafters are very welcome to visit! https://hack42.nl/wiki/Open_dag (in Dutch)
Topic by Moem
Saturday Oct. 20th was a big day in Groningen, NL. The first official Maker Faire on Europe's mainland was a reality (Mini Maker Faire to be honest, it lasted just one day...). Allarrrd, Masynmachien and me teamed up to host an Instructable based workshop for kids which we named Make: toys. Lieve, Monster-Marit, Rick and Sander joined the team to help out. masynmachien also demonstrated his Instructable-plugging RC Blimp: iblesblimpMMF050 from masynmachien on Vimeo. And help we needed: The day was a huge success with 3000 maybe more visitors and a very enthusiastic crowd. 52 Doodlebots360 were built by kids (we ran out of battery clips :-)), dozens of cartesian divers, Shampoo Dino's, Magic Fleas, Propellers on a stick and what not. In the same time, we tried to plug Instructables into the consciousness of the visitors. I was a bit shocked to find out that some people never visited the site before :-). We used mainly scrapheap stuff to make the toys from. Some essential parts were generously sponsored by Opitech and Okaphone. Compiling: We had a great day, as well as the visitors. Making and playing with toys while meeting lots of people. Maker Faire Forever!
Topic by ynze | last reply
I have a customer in Netherlands,and I communicate with him by email.But now I haven't received his email a few day.so I want to know the reasons,Whether people will have a holiday in Netherlands Oct. to Nov. ?
Question by Ms Lucky | last reply
If I won a contest would I be able to receive the prize?
Question by GuitarGuyJames
I know there are some Dutch knexers here. Since Holland is quite small, maybe we can have a war or share ideas. If you are Dutch tell me and if you're interested in a war say it. Since this is ment for Dutch people i will now continue in Dutch. Als het je wat lijkt om een keer een gevecht te houden PM me dan en ik zal proberen meer deelnemers te werven. Als je weet welke mensen met knex instructables Nederlands zijn post dan even een comment. Voor een war geldt: minimaal 12 jaar oud maximaal 15 jaar oud minimaal 3 maanden ervaring met knex guns over de tijd, locatie, plaats en regels kan worden gediscussieerd. GEEN GEWEREN DIE VERDER SCHIETEN DAN 25 METER!!!!! als je tips hebt of je wilt gewoon wat kwijt, zeg het dan P.S. Use google translate if you want to know whats written in Dutch (it's just the age, experience and requirements) P.S. If you want to say something, post your comment in both Dutch and English if possible
Topic by Knex.X | last reply
We live over here and can't find a store via internet does anyone have a suggestion??? Thanks.
Question by maureen_cramer | last reply
The Instructables restaurant has appeared again in the Netherlands. This time it was outdoors for an event call Nuit Blanche. All of the food and furniture was made following Instructables so visitors could remake anything they saw. Table de Nuit Instructables Restaurant
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Hi, is the makerspace contest open to all countries (the usual lot) or can only people living in CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CHINA, THE NETHERLANDS, COLOMBIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, INDIA, NORWAY, NEW ZEALAND OR SWITZERLAND enter? thanks a lot!
Question by Fathomlis | last reply
Do i have to be between 13-18 years or is it ok to be above 18 (18+)? I'm from the Netherlands and it's quite confusing. Thanks for the answers.
Question by sworteu | last reply
Had Ossenworst (or AwesomeBest as ive started referring to it!) in amsterdam, and really loved it. its a course, tender, raw beef sausage eaten in the netherlands. so good! i would like a recipe, but haven't had any luck thus far... anyone know? thanks!
Question by rpowling | last reply
I tried ebay but shipping costs about 30 bucks on most pages. That seems a bit too much for a few rubberbands to me.....
Question by Mr. Muggle | last reply
Please, send me links to cheap jewelry webshops!!!!! I love making jewelry :) but i just don't know any cheap webshops:( A real shop is also fine, but they must be also located in the Netherlands or in Belgium please, help me
Topic by emilyvanleemput | last reply
Hi! I have a coiled usb cable but is there a way so i get a straight usb cable again, because it kinda pulls the usb cable out of the female usb port when i use it. It would also be way longer if it isn't coiled. Greetings Ingmar from the Netherlands
Question by ingkiller | last reply
Hello, I need to transport 12V of molex output from a computer power supply over 10 meters to feed a touchscreen. My house has CAT5 cabling. Can i use that? Does someone have a step to step procdedure to make this cable ? Any ideas ? Thanx! Henri, Hilversum / The Netherlands
Question by zutt | last reply
I was hoping someone from Chezh Republic could help me with this translation. What does "Mimo dopravní obsluhy" mean? There is a traffic sign over at my house in the Netherlands with the text on it and google translate doesn't help me much. Thanks a lot!
Question by TigerNod | last reply
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...
Topic by IamWe | last reply
This video from YouTube user wautur shows off the Monsterbike, a brutal penny-farthing with what looks like a tractor wheel in front. According to his profile, wautur is in the Netherlands, but there's no other info on this one, sadly. Skip to 1:30 to see the bike in action. Related: Crush All Those Who Stand Before You, The Environmentally Friendly Way. via treehugger
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I've never won a prize, and I don't have to. I participate to contests for fun. but if you win what would the shipping costs actually be? I get that with every prize you get a shirt and stickers, so the prize items will be sent together right?!? but what is the general shipping price? I'm from the Netherlands so I think it will be pretty expensive.
Question by alextraordinairdiy | last reply
No hello Can you explain me that Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, Australia, China, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, June 4, 2012. I am shure i will like your explanation...... Mario Yes from Quebec
Topic by mario.m3 | last reply
Is there any worldwide contests? I really want to enter some, but all I've ever seen is only in UNITED STATES (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BUT EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO), CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA), UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CHINA, THE NETHERLANDS, COLOMBIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, INDIA, NORWAY, OR SWITZERLAND. ( I copied). I think every winner would pay the delivery!at least I would... I'm from Brazil, and I'm always in instructables.com, and would be really nice to enter in a contest :D thanks, this site is great!
Topic by ItzRulez | last reply
I want to make a special tent for my Ford Explorer. I found some nice camouflage polyethylene canvas. Bought it and discovered then that you can't glue the stuff. The only option I can come up with is to seal it -to make it waterproof- but these machines are far to expensive for a one time project. Can some off you clever guys (or girls) help me to make a seal machine -maybe like a stamp?- so I can seal the parts together? Or is there a better solution? Greetings from The Netherlands and looking forward to your reactions. Wolfmanklaas.
Topic by Wolfmanklaas | last reply
My name is Leo van Staveren from the Netherlands.I have followed the instructables to apply a 2.8"TFT display with my arduino Mega.I got the UTFT into my library files. However as a ZIP file, which my IDE asked for.After uploading the sample (step 4) of the instructable, my display remains blanc.What I noticed on my display board, was that the Rs,Wr,Cs,Rst fit the analog inputs 2,1,3,4.So I changed this in my sketch but unfortunately without result.What did I de wrong??
Question by abby1010 | last reply
Yes, it's award season again - the IgNobel Awards. PHYSIOLOGY PRIZE: Anna Wilkinson (of the UK), Natalie Sebanz (of NETHERLANDS, HUNGARY, and AUSTRIA), Isabella Mandl (of AUSTRIA) and Ludwig Huber (of AUSTRIA) for their study 'No Evidence of Contagious Yawning in the Red-Footed Tortoise." CHEMISTRY PRIZE: Makoto Imai, Naoki Urushihata, Hideki Tanemura, Yukinobu Tajima, Hideaki Goto, Koichiro Mizoguchi and Junichi Murakami of JAPAN, for determining the ideal density of airborne wasabi (pungent horseradish) to awaken sleeping people in case of a fire or other emergency, and for applying this knowledge to invent the wasabi alarm. MEDICINE PRIZE: Mirjam Tuk (of THE NETHERLANDS and the UK), Debra Trampe (of THE NETHERLANDS) and Luk Warlop (of BELGIUM). and jointly to Matthew Lewis, Peter Snyder and Robert Feldman (of the USA), Robert Pietrzak, David Darby, and Paul Maruff (of AUSTRALIA) for demonstrating that people make better decisions about some kinds of things — but worse decisions about other kinds of things‚ when they have a strong urge to urinate. PSYCHOLOGY PRIZE: Karl Halvor Teigen of the University of Oslo, NORWAY, for trying to understand why, in everyday life, people sigh. LITERATURE PRIZE: John Perry of Stanford University, USA, for his Theory of Structured Procrastination, which says: To be a high achiever, always work on something important, using it as a way to avoid doing something that's even more important. BIOLOGY PRIZE: Darryl Gwynne (of CANADA and AUSTRALIA and the USA) and David Rentz (of AUSTRALIA and the USA) for discovering that a certain kind of beetle mates with a certain kind of Australian beer bottle PHYSICS PRIZE: Philippe Perrin, Cyril Perrot, Dominique Deviterne and Bruno Ragaru (of FRANCE), and Herman Kingma (of THE NETHERLANDS), for determining why discus throwers become dizzy, and why hammer throwers don't. MATHEMATICS PRIZE: Jointly awarded to the following "team" for teaching the world to be careful when making mathematical assumptions and calculations. Dorothy Martin of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1954), Pat Robertson of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1982), Elizabeth Clare Prophet of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1990), Lee Jang Rim of KOREA (who predicted the world would end in 1992), Credonia Mwerinde of UGANDA (who predicted the world would end in 1999), Harold Camping of the USA (who predicted the world would end on September 6, 1994 and later predicted that the world will end on October 21, 2011), PEACE PRIZE: Arturas Zuokas, the mayor of Vilnius, LITHUANIA, for demonstrating that the problem of illegally parked luxury cars can be solved by running them over with an armored tank. PUBLIC SAFETY PRIZE: John Senders of the University of Toronto, CANADA, for conducting a series of safety experiments in which a person drives an automobile on a major highway while a visor repeatedly flaps down over his face, blinding him. You can watch the whole ceremony here, although the video is over two hours long... Annals of Improbable Research
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I'm offering a big fat bag full of tea envelopes to someone who is willing to send me... something fun. Make me an offer and see if I'll bite. I probably will. I'm in the Netherlands, but this offer is international. The envelopes are empty: there is no tea included in this offer. Many people like to use these colourful envelopes to make stuff, like cards. The picture is only a sample. The envelope you'll be getting will really be fat. There will be different tea brands present, and different flavours, but also many of the same brand and flavour so you can make a pattern. You'll find mainly Dutch and German brands. Any takers?
Topic by Moem | last reply
A 3D Printed Design. This is an iPhone Case for the one who love Jesus. I hope you enjoy his accompany. Contact me and I will get your name engraved on the case you ordered. 10 letters max. Price remain unchanged. Specification * Made of nylon-12, a strong nylon used to produce gears. Available in various color options. (Please select color before " Add To Cart ". View Material Property) * Made in Netherlands, by Shapeways. * Worldwide shipping. (Buying several items in one shipment can save cost. View Shipping Cost) Buy at Shapeways. Designed on 23.July.2012 Go to my shop 7PLAIN Follow me on twitter at @7plain All Rights Reserved.
Topic by 7PLAIN | last reply
Hello, so my electrotechnical (is that a word?) knowledge is about zero point zero, but ALL I want to do is make this motor do its work and rotate his fine ass. That's the only thing, nothing more, nothing less. What is the easiest way to do that for a clueless hopeless piece of scrap like me? Note: it's important that the motor goes 30 rpm. I added pics of the motor for clearification. PS. I saw this awesome motor pack thing with clear instructions which would have been ideal for me, but the site doesn't send its products to the Netherlands :( link: http://www.monsterguts.com/store/product.php?productid=17760&cat;=3&page;=1
Question by Dyonv | last reply
hi i am curios what you peeps think what is better to make for soldering a fume extractor carbon based or a ventilation system because i am getting kinda sick of always blowing away the smoke from soldering thou i am used to smoke since i smoke myself (and yes i also smoke the herbs) <- to remove possible coming jokes -_- but i have a hard time choosing what to build so i let you guys help me choose hehe ^^ also i live in the netherlands in-case of resources to make it (for carbon filters) because i do not know the dutch and eu laws about such things i look forward to your replies ^^ greets angellicktrooper aka naku
Topic by angellicktrooper | last reply
Join me in Amsterdam for the opening of the Instructables Restaurant! I will be at the Picnic 2010 Festival in Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, the Netherlands September 22-24 where I will help Arne Hendriks and Bas van Abel, Fablab Amsterdam, Waag Society open the restaurant. They did all the hard work, I think I'm just going to cut a ribbon with a giant pair of novelty scissors! Watch this forum topic for the latest information on when to come, and where and when we'll be having an Instructables meet-up. In fact, you may be needed to help build furniture for the restaurant -- instructions on Instructables! Instructables meet-up outside of PICNIC: Thursday 2010-09-23 5:30 PM at the big field in Westerpark. You'll know you're in the right spot if you see bamboo sculptures and a bike racing track.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
Contest rules says: "THE CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO, AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE SITE, WHO ARE AT LEAST FOURTEEN (14) YEARS OLD (FIFTEEN  YEARS OLD FOR RESIDENTS OF NORWAY AND EIGHTEEN  YEARS OLD FOR RESIDENTS OF GERMANY), AND ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BUT EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO), CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA), UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CHINA, THE NETHERLANDS, COLOMBIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, INDIA, NORWAY, OR SWITZERLAND." So, I just want to ask, why citizens of Poland cannot participate to contests? I'm sure, there a lot Polish, who made something nice and would show his/her project in that way. Poland is in EU, NATO, it is not so bad country (until you live there, eh). Our politicians sucks, thats a fact, but there are a lot creative young people, let them show, what they can. Regards. p.
Topic by cube000 | last reply
Sorry for my English, I don't use it very often. I'm from Europe, from Spain and I love your web, but I don't know if I can participate in your constest. I have read the new rules: "Eligibility. THE CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO, AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE SITE, WHO ARE AT LEAST FOURTEEN (14) YEARS OLD (FIFTEEN  YEARS OLD FOR RESIDENTS OF NORWAY AND EIGHTEEN  YEARS OLD FOR RESIDENTS OF GERMANY), AND ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BUT EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO), CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA), UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CHINA, THE NETHERLANDS, COLOMBIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, INDIA, NORWAY, OR SWITZERLAND." In my country, your are an adult if you are 18 years old. I'm older, so I haven't this problem. But my country, Spain, doesn't appear in your list. Can we participate? Or there is some problem with the post or the laws to send the prices? Thank for your time!
Topic by Nemra | last reply
My name is Shahrukh Saleem, I am from Pakistan. I wanted to participate in the soldering contest, but in Sec A rules of contest it is written that "THE CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO, AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE SITE.... AND ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BUT EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO), CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA), UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CHINA, THE NETHERLANDS, COLOMBIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, INDIA, NORWAY, NEW ZEALAND OR SWITZERLAND" Why Pakistan is not listed here ? it is also written that a national or resident of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria or any other country for which trade with the United States has been prohibited or restricted by any statute, regulation, order, rule, treaty, or other law of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction in any manner that would prevent the awarding or delivery of any prize to the entrant; US hasn't restricted trade with Pakistan. So Can I participate ?
Topic by Shahrukh49 | last reply
I have an old acoustic guitar hanging around which is probably 20 years old or something like that. i was already thinking a long time about painting it, but i never had the time. now i have vacation and some spare time. so what i did until this point is: 1 i took of the strings (don't worry about the neck bending because there wasn't much tension :P) 2 i sanded the entire body down i am planning of getting some white car paint or something like that and put on 2 or 3 layers, then when that's dried i want to draw some awesome drawings on it with the permanent markers (probably all black and white drawings) and maybe some stencil art. i hope you can help me with this question, all answers will be appreciated ps. sorry if my English isn't perfect because i'm from the Netherlands and i'm only 14..
Question by !revenge! | last reply
Well, lately i've shorted an USB port, and a USB flash drive, i know, i seem hazardoes :D i broke the USB drive by changing the voltage and GND (no questions on how please) so it broke. when asking what i could do to repair it, it was buy a new one and transfer the control chip, wich is impossible for me :D but, someone else said that manufacturors (i know i spelled that wrong >.<) dont put in diodes anymore... what i need to know is, what diode do i need? i need specs (maybe an example) not where to buy them, since i live in holland (netherlands, the dutch, uve heard of us cheeseheads) and wont pay €10 shipping fee for a €1 diode... i need something that wont (or minimally) interferes with the VCC from a USB port (5V at 5mA) and still makes the power go one way, at SMD size. btw, im not good with diodes, only the light emitting ones :) wait a sec, will a low rated SMD led do the trick? or will the resistor needed for that make the power to low?
Question by godofal | last reply
Hi there, The idea: I am building a kind of monopoly where the streets are back lid with led's and the houses will be custom 3D printed so that the houses light up from the inside. I will call it LEDopoly. It gives a nice feature to the game. but i'm not that far yet. Where i currently am is kind of a problem. The idea in my head was when i install some led's and cover the street with hot glue it will look pretty good. The only problem is that the hot glue is both dimming the light and is not giving me the result i was hoping for. In the picture it is not really clear to see, but you can clearly see that there is a light emitting from the side. My idea was more that the streets would light up perfectly like a back light panel. The start, jail, Chance and Community Chest places etc. need some kind of back light too. The question: Is there a way to build some kind of back light / edge lid acrylic panel? Greetings Ingmar from the Netherlands Note: This project is still in alpha. The cover is just some ugly papers held together with tape to give an impression. The final version will have either a custom fabric top or a custom paper top but in one piece. Maybe you have some idea's? :)
Question by ingkiller | last reply
If you don't live in the US, Canada-minus-Quebec, US, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada (excluding Quebec), China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, or Switzerland, (keep an eye on THIS PAGE for updates) and have been bummed that we can't yet open contests for your country, I've got some great news for you! We're going to give you gifts! Here's how it works. Editors' Pick gifts Our editors will scan the site for particularly excellent Instructables from international authors. This way we can tell you we think your project is awesome, even if you don't get a ton of pageviews within the first month. The number of editors' picks gifts will vary every month, depending on the number of amazing international projects we see. The legal reasoning: while there are all sorts of stringent and varied laws governing contests around the world, the lawyers say we can send you non-contest-related gifts without fear of fines and imprisonment. Thus, while we're waiting for the lawyers to figure out the wacky legal details for each country, we're identifying the most popular projects each month and sending along a thank-you gift. Which is a gift, NOT a prize. Ahem. We desperately want to be able open contests up to the entire world, and are working as fast as we can to make it happen. (See Eric's post here.) I realize this isn't the same as being able to enter contests, but this is our attempt to make the wait a bit more pleasant, and let you guys know you're top on our minds.
Topic by canida | last reply
We've extended the challenge deadline! It's now ending August 5th, 2012. For more information and links to the Catch software and tutorials, please head over here. Head out and use 123D Catch to steal some interesting pieces of public art! What is Catch? It's free software that allows you to turn photos into 3D models. You can download it for PC, use the iPad app, or run it in your web browser. For more information about the software, please check out our youtube page for tutorials and demos! 1 grand prize winner will win a Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D Digital Camera and a print of their winning model! 20 runner up winners will win prints of their winning models! To enter, follow these steps: go out and get an excellent Catch of your favorite piece of public art upload your creation to the 123D gallery anytime between July 9th and August 5th, 2012 tag your model with "public art" and tell us a little about it! We love stories. For more information (including complete rules because those are very important!), explanation and inspiration, be sure to check out our official contest page! Please note: this contest is now open to residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia but excluding Puerto Rico), Canada (excluding the province of Quebec, Canada), United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, China, the Netherlands, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Norway, and Switzerland... though we would still love to see what everyone else can catch!
Topic by jessyratfink | last reply
It's that time of year again - the Annals of Improbable Research has announced the 2010 IgNobel Prizes. It makes you proud to be British.... The full list of winners: Engineering Prize: Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse (UK) and colleagues for perfecting a method to collect whale snot, using a remote-control helicopter. Medicine Prize: Simon Rietveld (Netherlands) and colleagues for discovering that symptoms of asthma can be treated with a roller-coaster ride. Transportation Planning Prize: Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Japan) and colleagues for using slime mould to determine the optimal routes for railroad tracks. Physics Prize: Lianne Parkin (New Zealand) and colleagues for demonstrating that, on icy footpaths in wintertime, people slip and fall less often if they wear socks on the outside of their shoes. Peace Prize: Richard Stephens (UK) and colleagues for confirming the widely held belief that swearing relieves pain. Public health Prize: Manuel Barbeito (US) and colleagues for determining by experiment that microbes cling to bearded scientists. Economics Prize: Awarded to the executives and directors of Goldman Sachs, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, and Magnetar for creating and promoting new ways to invest money — ways that maximize financial gain and minimize financial risk for the world economy, or for a portion thereof. Chemistry Prize: Eric Adams (US) and colleagues for disproving the old belief that oil and water don't mix. The research, supported by BP, was published under the title: "Review of Deep Oil Spill Modeling Activity Supported by the Deep Spill JIP and Offshore Operator's Committee". Management Prize: Alessandro Pluchino (Italy) and colleagues for demonstrating mathematically that organisations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random. Biology Prize: Libiao Zhang (China) and colleagues for scientifically documenting fellatio in fruit bats.
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Here's an idea for the science fair: Bouncing liquids. Explain how it works and do something cool with it!http://www.nature.com/news/2007/070716/full/070716-17.htmlLiquids bounce againJumping jets move from the bathroom to the kitchen.After bouncing shampoo, physicists now bring you bouncing cooking oil. A team in Texas has found that the trampolining of a liquid jet falling onto a bath of the same liquid is more common than expected.Last year, a group in the Netherlands studied this bouncing effect for a jet of shampoo (see 'Puzzle of leaping liquid solved'). The bounce, which was first reported more than 40 years ago, happens because of the peculiar nature of shampoo, which gets thinner (less viscous) as it flows. A jet of it hitting a liquid surface is therefore lubricated by a thin layer at the interface, enabling it to bounce off rather than merge.But the liquids now studied by Matthew Thrasher and his colleagues at the University of Texas in Austin don't have this property. The silicone oils in their experiment are viscous but have 'normal' flow behaviour, like water.The researchers directed a jet of oil vertically onto the surface of a tank of the same oil. They found that the jet could undergo both a 'leaping' rebound and a bizarre 'flat' bounce in which it sprang horizontally across the liquid surface.The bounce here is due to a thin layer of air that separates the two liquid surfaces, the researchers say in an article submitted to Physical Review E.They point out that the effect can easily be recreated in a kitchen experiment with cooking oil. Just fill a glass pie dish with about 4 centimetres of oil and pour onto it a thin stream from a cup about 3 to 6 centimetres above the surface. While pouring, move the stream in a circle about once every 2 seconds (or perhaps less messily rotate the dish on a Lazy Susan). The bounce can be encouraged by passing a chopstick or some other small rod through the stream every now and then.
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We have greatly expanded the list of eligible countries that can participate in our contests!! To find all the eligible countries see below (Eligibility as of 11/16/2015). A small percentage of our contests will be limited to 14 countries (Limited Contests) so make sure to check the rules before entering. Contests rules will not retroactively be changed. Eligibility as of 11/16/2015 THE CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO, AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE SITE, WHO ARE AT LEAST THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OLD (FIFTEEN  YEARS OLD FOR RESIDENTS OF NORWAY AND EIGHTEEN  YEARS OLD FOR RESIDENTS OF GERMANY), AND NOT RESIDENTS OF ANY COUNTRY SUBJECT TO A US TRADE EMBARGO (AS OF APRIL 2014 NORTH KOREA, SYRIA, SUDAN, CUBA AND IRAN) AS WELL AS: BRAZIL, ITALY, ARGENTINA, TURKEY, ROMANIA, POLAND, OR THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA. Limited Contests: Eligible countries include: US, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada (excluding Quebec), China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland. ___________________________________________________ UPDATE 7/25/2012: Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland are now eligible for all contests! We've updated the rules to make this clear. More countries coming as fast as we can. --Christy Broadly, there are two types of contests: games of skill and games of chance. Most of our contests are games of skill because they are judged, but we have occasionally run games of chance (random winner in a contest, random commenter wins a prize, etc..). Both types are regulated, sometimes stringently, across the world. As an independent entity, we may have been violating the contest and gaming laws in every country on the planet except the US. While ignorance of the law isn't an acceptable reason to violate it, I did not spend the time to understand and comply with every country's contest laws. Without locations across the world, the potential for enforcement of laws I didn't know about was low. We are now part of an international company, and the potential for enforcement is real. Complying with laws is not a drag! It's what sustainable businesses that expect to be around for a long time do! If you are upset about this, before you complain here, please write or call your representative, member of parliament, or dictator and ask them to simplify contest law in your country. The easier to understand your country's contest laws, the faster we can open our contests to you, and comply with your country's laws. Remember, obeying the law is what good websites do! Autodesk is not trying to destroy the Instructables community by reducing the number of entrants to our contests; in fact, they're very concerned about the issue. We are trying to make sure we obey all the laws of all the countries where we operate. We are simultaneously working to understand the laws of more countries so we can legally run contests in more areas. The terms and conditions of our contests are now in full compliance with the requirements of the US and Canada, except Quebec. Doing so required many hours of me talking to lawyers, and very large costs. I have sorted the countries we will work on next by where our traffic comes from, and where past winners and entrants have come from. For reference: Top 10 Countries by traffic: US - open UK - open Canada - open (minus Quebec) Australia - open India - open Germany - open Philippines Brazil Mexico France Top 10 Countries by winners and entrants: US - open Canada - open UK - open Australia - open Netherlands - open Germany - open New Zealand - open Argentina Colombia - open India - open The rules for games of skill and games of chance are drastically different. I foresee a situation where there are countries in which we can run one type of contest, but not the other. Since we don't collect your country of residence during registration, our method of determining who is eligible is based on where a winner wants us to ship a prize. Obeying laws is not a drag, but this is a tricky situation. I'll concede that you might view this as a bait and switch: we should have fully understood the contest laws of any country where we wanted to encourage DIY through our contests before allowing entrants from those countries. Instead, we allowed everyone, and now have to pause until I can talk to more lawyers. For that I apologize. Fixing this is one of our top priorities. Even yesterday, I discussed how to get the UK and Australia added to the approved list, and we'll work from there.
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