Crochet Portraits

These portraits are done in crochet from photographs. The results are impressive and now I want to see a picture of the subject wearing his crocheted face over his own face and freaking his friends out.Jo Hamilton's Crochet Portraits

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My Portraits

Hey guys, I'm 12 years old and love drawing portraits here are a couple of them. Tell me what you think thanks Bapt

Topic by bapt 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Papercraft Self Portrait

Hi to all, Its my first topic!!! I found this amazing costume and I'm thinking if someone can find the way to do it and make an instructable. http://testroete.com/index.php?location=head# Best Regards!!!

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


Painting Video Portraits

My friend Marc Scheff is an accomplished digital painter, and recently came up with a new idea: when painting someone's portrait, why not give them both the finished product and the work as it was created? Thus were born Video Portraits. He's done a bunch, which you can find on his blog.I've included two, here. One of a woman named Polly Rose and another of Barack Obama (our next president-to-be!) Polly Rose from marc scheff on Vimeo.

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


Rate My Drawing!

A portrait of my friend Suliena Please tell me what you think :) I know the hair isn't exactly like in the real photo but I really wanted it to flow more

Topic by FoxyPenguin94 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Halo Reach Portrait/Poster

A While ago i made this cool Poster Of My Brother, Cousin And my own Halo Reach Characters. It Includes The character, The Emblem, and The Rank of your gamertag on Halo Reach.It Also Has A personal motto (Optional), A Personal Backround and Your name Plus Your own Service tag (Ex-Mine is 112). I chose for mine to not include a backround but that was my choice. I am Experimenting with Halo 3 Characters too. If you would like your own Halo Reach Poster Fill Out Form Below Then Pm Or Email To me.(I will make faster if Emailed as I check email more often) If you want to preveiw Just the character Download A program called Vanity. ~Higley1089  (Also I Only Need first name Not last.) Email-Joshua@Jhigley.com First Name and Service tag- Helmet- Left Shoulder- Right Shoulder- Chest- Wrist- Utility- Knee Guards- Visor Color- Primary Color- Secondary Color- Gamertag-

Topic by Higley1089 7 years ago


Take a Great Portrait with These Tips

Probably the best and easiest photography tip I've heard in the past year. Amazing.

Topic by AngryRedhead 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Rate My Drawing!

This is a portrait I drew of a friend of mine. It took me about 2-3 hours to complete. Please tell me what you think, thank you :)

Topic by FoxyPenguin94 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


RATE MY DRAWING

HI everyone....i am not a professional artist.. just an amateur but I'd like to know your honest feedback and rating  :) thanks

Topic by madonna91 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Any tips for a perfect portrait session?

I'm a self instructed person and I have a Nikon D70s camera. I would like to take advantage of this equipment, Have no lights, no lenses, no filters, just the camera and I'ld like to learn to use it well.

Question by leolopezok 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


June 2015 Build Night with Silhouette

#BUILDNIGHT (official graphic will be updated below by EOD) 40 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: April 17th, 2015. Accepted spaces will be notified by April 20th, 2015. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. JUNE BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Silhouette, DIY kits and products, for our June 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (1) Silhouette Portrait (1) Pack of Vellum (37) .25 oz Elmers Probond Advanced Glue samples HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in June to host a project build night using the Silhouette Silhouette Portrait. You can host multiple build nights during June to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the Silhouette Portrait. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Silhouette Learn Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #SILHOUETTE Twitter: @Instructables, @silhouetteam Instagram: @Instructables, @silhouetteamerica https://www.facebook.com/silhouetteamerica https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

Topic by Carleyy 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Making an entire home portrait studio from scratch.

Ok I have decided today.... I am going to buld an entire home portrait studio From start to finish to take pictures of my little girls. Im going to build everything except the camera and tripod, and make it as cheap as possible while still keeping to the motto "simple stupid". Here is the list i have so far. soft box, reflector umbrella, back drop, backdrop stand,sitting box,power supply with switch (or switches havent decided yet), adjustable lights, light stands, and back drop holders. I will be posting the instructables as I go along. If anyone can think of anything else I may need please let me know.

Topic by scion6tc 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Silhouette Black Friday Promotion!

Our latest winner has responded!!! Thank you everyone for participating! It is Promotion Time! All you need to get any of the following awesome deals is our super secret special code for Instructable authors only! Ready? Do you want to know it? ,,, ,,, It is... INSTRUCTABLES Just go here to start shopping!  Promotion runs November 28—December 8, 2013. You may be asking yourself, what can I get with this promotion? Well, I'll tell you! A Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $229.99. Retail price for all of this would total $406.93 (over 40% savings!) A Silhouette Portrait®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $129.99. Retail price for all of this would total $286.93 (over 40% savings!) A Silhouette CAMEO® and a Silhouette Portrait®, plus two $25 download cards for $299.99. That’s right: If you buy a Silhouette CAMEO® at full price, you get two $25 download cards and a Silhouette Portrait® ABSOLUTELY FREE! Retail price for all of this would be $406.93 (over 40% savings!) 40% off consumable products at silhouetteamerica.com. This excludes machines, subscriptions, download and gift cards. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Rain checks not available. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25. This is Silhouette America's biggest promotion ever, so don't miss out! You may be asking yourself, what can I do with a Silhouette machine?  The answer is: Everything!  (or at least almost everything) I've gathered together some of the awesome projects you can do with a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait. Han Solo and Princess Leia Silhouettes DIY Stickers 3D LEGO Card Custom Embellishments from PNG Files Put a Bird On It! | Portlandia Apron - Cut Fabric! Iron On Shirt Stencils DIY Clear Playing Cards ...and that's just the tip of it!  There are so many awesome accessories you can use and so many materials you can cut! We have a Silhouette Cameo at Instructables HQ and I use it whenever I can!  I have done a bunch of projects already and I have so many more planned!  It is great for making greeting cards for every occasion, for decorating shirts, cutting transparencies, making stickers and cutting fabric shapes for sewing or ironing on fabric.  I love that Silhouette Studio is an easy program to use. There are tutorials all over the web to learn how to do everything or you can just mess around and discover all the crazy things it can do (like I did).  Not sure where to start?  Just go to the in application store and look at all the awesome designs they have available.  There is a free shape of the week and they always have awesome designs on sale!  I just bought the awesome 3d poinsettia flower by Lori Whitlock for a cute little project soon to come! Get a machine for yourself, and your mother, and your father, and your BFF, and your boss, and your daughter ..... these deals are pretty darn sweet and if you've ever wondered: Should I get one?, now is the time to do it! *The giveaway will be going until 11:59pm Pacific Time.  The Promotion starts at 12:00am Eastern / 9:00pm Pacific.  The winner for the giveaway will be announced here as soon as it is over! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How do I record and play a series of videos in some software-controlled order?

I'd like to create an interactive artwork where people can come up to a camera and record a short video of themselves speaking. At the same time, there will be a series of such videos playing on a nearby display. I should be able to insert the new video at any point in the list of playing videos. The list should also be continuously changeable via software; any programming language will do. Bonus points if I can have basic transitions between the videos.

Question by nagutron 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to use lots of photo portraits to make an image of a painting?

I would like to make an photo of oil painting from an exhibition from all of the visitors that i have to an exhibition. How do i do this?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Post a Pic - Get a Patch

I've got a few patches to give away, so I thought I'd start a contest that would allow me to see some of your faces. Just post a photo of yourself doing something out of the ordinary before the 15th, and I'll send a patch to my favorite entries. That means you've got one week to put up a photo of yourself being the weirdos I know you all are. Oh, and if your picture needs explaining...please explain it.To start it out, here's one of me mattress surfing in the UF dorms. It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like:

Topic by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to turn a photo into stencil?

I want to turn a portrait into a tracable stencil.

Question by tbyrd72 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I display portrait style pics? So far they all stay in landscape frame of reference.

No matter how the pics lay out in other programs, they all present landscape style. I don't want to post pics sideways! There's got to be a way because I see some in other instructables... Help?

Question by sensoryrevolution 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Silhouette Cameo Black Friday Discounts

Remember that great Papercraft Challenge we ran with Silhouette a while back, where they gave away a CAMEO as the top prize?  Well, now Silhouette wants to share some great discounts with all of Instructables for Black Friday. These are the details for the Silhouette Black Friday discounts: Visit http://silhouetteamerica.com/blackfriday.aspx with promo code INSTRUCTABLES for: 1 Silhouette CAMEO® plus 1 copy of Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition (MSRP $349.98) for $229.99 1 Silhouette Portrait™ for $179.99 40 percent off at silhouetteamerica.com The discount is good through the whole week, so even if you're anti-Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you can still benefit from some great deals.   Not sure what  a Silhouette can do for you?  Author mizunohadouken made an entire Stealth Iron Man Costume which snagged a Grand Prize in the Halloween contest!   What will you make with yours? (Offer only valid at silhouetteamerica.com. Expires November 30, 2012. Rain checks not available. % discount excludes Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait™, downloads, download cards, subscriptions, and gift cards).

Topic by scoochmaroo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Psycedelic lettering program???

I was wondering if theres a free program out there where you can enter text and then it'll make it some kind of psycedelic 70s style portrait... There MUST be something out there... But anything you think is relevent, feel free to post... Thanks...

Question by mac100 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Silhouette June 2015 Build Night at Arch Reactor Hackerspace, St. Louis, Missouri

On Tuesday, June 9th, the Arch Reactor Hackerspace (in St. Louis, Missouri) hosted a Build Night with the Silhouette Portrait. There were an excited dozen people who showed up for an introduction to the device. Many members were seeking to discover ways to use the device for current projects.  Others were eager to learn which materials the Portrait could cut, the limitations of the Silhouette Studio software, and how they might go about using the Silhouette Portrait for other projects in the future. Process: I already had the Silhouette Studio software downloaded to my laptop and had the Silhouette Portrait out on the large at the front of the our classroom space.  Those in attendance gathered around as I ran down the features of the device and software and we discussed the use of the cutting mat and how to set the depth of the blade. We then watched the introduction movie and a few others before attempting to use the device to cut a file.  The Arch Reactor already has a large vinyl cutter in our space, however it shares a keyboard, mouse, and monitor with our very popular laser cutter. Due to the popularity of the laser cutter, it is sometimes difficult for members to even learn how to use the vinyl cutter without making a special trip in on a day when few members are present. Plus, being a larger device, the learning curve seems a bit steep for those who have yet to learn how to use it. It can also only be utilized in our space. One advantage that was quickly noted for the Silhouette Portrait is that anyone can download the free software and design their project at home, save it to a flash drive or the cloud, then arrive at our location to complete their project using one of our computers or their own laptop. A second advantage is that being so small, the Portrait could be moved to any desk in our 2400 square foot location temporarily, or even checked out of the space by a member to be used at home for a few days. We can even bring it along with us to local demonstrations and interactively challenge others to be creative while introducing them to our hackerspace.  The Silhouette Studio software seems intuitive and one member remarked that it reminded her a lot of Inkscape, which several of our members are already familiar with. The portability of the unit is not something to be overlooked.  I can see this being very useful for projects that require the same print to be created repeatedly. Such as wedding invitations, or multiple t-shirts. The versatile amount of material that can be cut with it had many present talking about how they might use the Portrait. Troubles we encountered: The night wasn't without problems though. Aside from having trouble playing some of the videos, I had forgotten to bring my pack of white cardstock to the event. This prompted us to rather foolheartedly attempt to cut a file with a normal sheet of printer paper. We eagerly stuck the paper to the cutting mat and inserted it into the Portrait. A member attempted to send a file to it from his computer, but nothing happened with the device and he received a message that the cut was complete. I'm not sure if this was a driver issue, a software issue, or an issue with the cutting mat not having been installed properly. We then connected my laptop back to the Portrait and sent a test file to it. The cutting mat was pulled into the device and it began to cut the paper. The problem occurred once the Portrait was finished with the cut and we attempted rather unceremoniously to remove the cut paper from the mat. Normal printer paper sticks to the mat very well, especially with the first or second use. Of course it ripped the paper as we attempted to remove it from the cutting mat and we realized that a thicker cardstock would be needed. This was more naive beginner user error than anything else.  I do not recommend that you attempt using thin paper. A second issue was the discovery that the free Silhouette Studio software does not allow the import of .SVG files. Many members of our hackerspace are familiar with and use these files for projects. In order to import .SVG files, we would need to upgrade to the Designer Edition for $50 or the Business Edition for $100.  If the Silhouette Portrait gets used as much as I believe it will, this upgrade will likely be a no-brainer for us.  Once the paper had been carefully scraped from the cutting mat using a former plastic gift card, some of our members set out to make a cut from the Vellum that had been sent with the printer.  This proved to be easier to remove from the cutting mat and the members were very happy with the the lace designs they had cut. Additionally, some members used a few sheets of cardstock they already had to cut out some borders from the files that came with the Silhouette Studio software.  We are already looking at purchasing some accessories for the Portrait, such as Pens and additional cutting mats. The later would be a huge advantage because it would allow us to prepare a second material for the next cut while the first was being cut or removed from the mat.  Should the Portrait see as much use as I expect it will, we may be looking at other products from Silhouette, such as the Cameo, the Curio, and the Mint. Being used in a hackerspace by over 50 members, the size and additional versatility of Curio definitely would seem to fit our needs better. The additional thickness and variety of materials that could be used with it are of great interest to the creative tendencies of hackerspace members and makers.  We are also looking forward to Silhouette Link, a new feature coming to Silhouette Studio® that allows customers to send a cut job from any device directly to their Silhouette machine, remotely, through the use of a mobile device app. What I would have done differently:  Not only would I have tested the videos we watched on our projector prior to the meeting, but I would have remembered my cardstock on the night of the event. I also would recommend that anyone else hosting a Build Night use the Portrait to cut out several test files in a variety of materials. Definately take a look at the limitations of the Studio Software and decide if you want to upgrade to the Designer's edition for the importing of .SVG files or not, too. Conclusion: Overall, the night proved to be a successful introduction for several of our members to the Silhouette Portrait. I think all of us were inspired by what it can do for us as individuals and as a hackerspace.  We already have ideas to make a few t-shirts for an upcoming event using heat transfer vinyl and a logo.  I'm sure many projects will be sporting vinyl stickers and other materials that are cut with it. 

Topic by GeekTinker 3 years ago


How can I make my picture red, white, and blue like that barak obama portrait??? Answered

I was thinking... there HAD to be a website out there where you could do this... and if there is, please let me know!!! Thanks, PEACE OUT!!!

Question by mac100 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Instructables & Silhouette Live Broadcast

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 16th 10am PST EVENT PAGE (CLICK HERE)   Instructables is partnering with Silhouette, electronic cutting tools for the modern maker, for a live broadcast! Follow along as we teach you how to use the Silhouette Portrait to make several amazing Instructables. Best of all, we'll be giving away a Silhouette Portrait to a random winner at the end of the broadcast. To enter: Follow both Instructables and Silhouettes twitter page Retweet the Meerkat broadcast link (we will post this link the Monday before the broadcast) Tune into the Meerkat broadcast (we will post this link the Monday before the broadcast) Tutorials include: Glow in the Dark Lantern t-shirt Print & Cut 3D Robot Vinyl Laptop Decal  

Topic by Carleyy 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Create a motorized rotating TV

Hey all,  I am trying to create a TV mount that can switch from horizontal to vertical at the click of a button but I really have no idea where to start. Is there a way I can motorize this mount? https://www.amazon.com/Mount-It-Low-Profile-Landscape-Portrait-Panasonic/dp/B005MHGCSK 

Topic by TylerL62 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How to make an entire head covering starcraft 2 ghost mask?

How would you go about making the mask cover the entire head, probably out of paper mache. Here is the link to the page with the ghost portrait near the top left.http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/unit/ghost

Question by PKjump 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Rate my art

Hey, I recently drew a portrait of Lady Gaga, and I have then added some colour to it using photoshop. I would love if you guys could give me any critques or positives about it, so that I can improve it! And then I can start working on other drawings I have done too. Thanks :)

Topic by rebeccah18 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Huge knex builds from knex.com

Check out these huge builds from these knex designers on Knex.comHere are some pictures of the biggest knex builds.Which include: The Capitol BuildingThe American Flag The Statue of LibertyAnd a 8 foot portrait of President ObamaThis really shows the endless possibilities from knex.You can read more Here.Killer~SafeCracker

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Building a Transparent Dispay Monitor

I'm currently in the process of building a peppers ghost inspired computer monitor. I will be going through this DIY step by step and updating each time I progress. During this build I will be taking peoples suggestions from each previous step and applying it to the build. So this will be built by my and inspired by the community. First issue: I am using Lexan as the display and as you can see in the picture, I have already stumbled upon my first issue. Everything is backwards! So, first round of suggestions will be how to fix this. Note: Windows OS has built in capabilities to do screen ROTATIONS but not FLIP/MIRROR. I cannot stress enough how many people assume rotating, flipping, and mirroring are the same thing. In Microsoft's built in display panel they list: Landscape, Portrait, Landscape(Flipped), Portrait(Flipped). However the two flipped settings are merely rotations.

Topic by mae-kitty 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Uploading vertical image help

I'm trying to upload images to my first instructables.  The first picture I uploaded in the intro was a vertical picture and uploaded fine, but the rest of my vertical pictures in the steps are all turned to the side so they're landscape instead of portrait.  I've tried uploading them a few times but it still doesn't work.  Can someone tell me how to fix this?

Topic by phoenixqueen 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Aliens Power Loader, Homemade Kit Kat, Indestructable Binder

Aliens Power Loader Homemade Kit Kat Indestructible Binder Peach Bottle Cap Portrait Kenny Doorstop LED Zippo Flashlight NES Projects Simple Wedding Appetizers Jumping Bass Cake Clean Your Amp Controls Shop Tools Programmable Music Box Soda Can Rings Control TV With a Phone 1950s iPod Speaker

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Diy gift for best friend

Everyone! I have this friend who's turning 20 next week and I need some gifts ideas. I bought her a book, "The portrait of Dorian Gray", because I know she loves O. Wilde, but she's one of my best friends and I want to make something special for her. Any idea? :D Thank you in advance!

Question by DELETED_Sara Elizabeth Shillingford 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


i've been playing with the idea of moulding my family's heads and affixing antlers, anyone got suggestion?

Instead of sending a family portrait to my nan, I've been thinking a trophy of my family's heads would be pretty sweet. I wanted to get a mould of our head and put giant antlers on top, you know like an elk or deer. Has anyone got suggestions as to the best way to go about this?

Question by R1Ch0 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to Become a Zombie

Want to ditch this mortal coil, but not all the way? Curious to see what your face will look like as the flesh begins to peel off of it? Then you might want to check out Rob Sacchetto's site where you can submit a photo and he'll draw an undead version of you and send you the print. The sample pics on his site look suitably gross enough to merit the $80 price tag. Zombie Portraitsvia Drawn!

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Ten Years and One Day - every day - on Polaroid

I recently came across this story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and wanted to share it with the Instructables community. Artist Marc Tasman made a Polaroid self-portrait every day for 3,654 consecutive days--July 24, 1999- July 24, 2009--that's 10 years and 1 day. He says that if you laid the nearly 4700 photos made in that time side by side, they would stretch about 4 football fields or a quarter mile! The "Ten Years and One Day" video mashes time -- 5 minutes and 27 seconds of it -- compressing that distance (and decade) into a trippy package. You can view his work at the followitng sites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfChFFwbWIw http://www.vimeo.com/8302692 http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/43324 http://gimundo.com/videos/view/10-years-and-1-day/ The 10-year-long instant portrait Marc Tasman turns decade of life into art via daily Polaroids http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/79448062.html I hope your find this interesting and decide to use it on your site. Yours, Noelle steffenn@uwm.edu

Topic by n_steffen2005 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Uploaded image is not rotated

I uploaded several photos for my Instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Game-board-for-Settlers-of-Catan/). All were taken with my iPhone. One is in portrait mode. When I preview the photo with Irfanview on my PC it is correctly oriented. When I view the photo on Instructables it is rotated 90 degrees to the left. I infer that the iPhone puts some kind of rotation command in the file. Irfanview correctly handles this while the Instructables site does not. Cheers, Jim Schrempp

Topic by jschrempp 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


champagne topper jewelry

On our wedding night my wife and I had a bottle of Vieve Cliquot champagne. I still have the topper that holds the cork to the bottle. I can imagine it being made into a bracelet or pendant for my wife but would have no idea how to go about it. If anybody has any ideas I would appreciate it. The topper has a portrait of the widow cliquot on it and reminds me of a cameo. Our five year anniversary is coming at the end of this month and I would love to make her something out of this for it.

Topic by owenclift 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


(newsletter) Wooly Willy Table, Self-Balancing Skateboard, Platypus Inaction Figure

  Wooly Willy Table Dead Computer Contest Winners Platypus Inaction Figure Sew Warm Contest Winners Coffee Can Alarm Clock Self-Balancing Skateboard Grout Portrait Busts Paracord Playing Card Safe Explosion Box Rear Pocket Camera Mount View Radioactive Particle Vapor Color Changing Deck Lights Ultimate Phillips Guide Cup Prank Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Bricks by the Bay - 2012

LEGO!   This past weekend was Bricks by the Bay 2012, where amateur and professional LEGO builders of all ages from around the San Francisco Bay Area meetup to share amazing LEGO projects. The event was broken down into themed areas like: town and city, robots, fantasy, and space. There were scale replicas of historical buildings, fun twists on castles and cityscapes, Star Wars battle scenes, and an amazing pointillism portrait of a dog. Below are  some photos I took a the event, you can see the rest of the photos here. More Bricks by the Bay LEGO pictures here.

Topic by mikeasaurus 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how to make a garter star medal

I make costumes and am half way through a Duke of Wellington, all going well except his main medal was the garter star. I want to make this by casting :) or carving :( .It must look authentic and in my travels i found asite that makes copies of medals...for about a 1000 bucks. What i want is pictured below and the size is as shown in his portrait. im open to any ideas. if i could get one, i could cast a copy and badaboom..but i know no one who was decorated with this garter star...( the queen of england wont answer my tweets) maninamousesuit

Topic by maninamousesuit 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Haywired: Pointless (Yet Awesome) Projects for the Electronically Inclined

I just received my copy of Haywired: Pointless (Yet Awesome) Projects for the Electronically Inclined, which is a book of 13 electronics projects and techniques including a moving eyeball portrait, a super capacitor car, and wire wrapping and soldering how-tos. I previewed the book a few months ago, and think Haywired has a great mix of projects, and inspires you to learn how electronics, motors, and sensors work by giving you hands-on instructions to actually make them work. It is a great first book for the budding inventor or engineer. (As I state on the back of the book!)If you do any of these projects, please post an Instructable with your take!Update: Mike Rigsby has posted an Instructable from the book:Flashlight Without Batteries.

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


Knife with glass and Silver handle

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this forum and I have made something I wanted to share and get some feedback. This is "Art Knife" I used a method I invented to etch hardened glass with colored images and made some into what I think is a pretty cool knife. The glass is held in place on a nice Damascus blade with a Sterling Silver frame. The etching can be of any subject, I chose the animals because they look nice but I could have put a portrait or other designs on my knife. I also want to use this technique for other fine items like memorials, awards, etc. The etching never wears because it's covered in a layer of Pyrex glass by baking it in a kiln. What do you think of this idea? Any feedback greatly appreciated! Cheers, John

Topic by John Pedini 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I am a winner for the HALLOWEEN Photo Editing But have not heard from INSTRUCTABLES

Hi all, I am still new to the site, so not sure how some things work. I am a winner in the Halloween Photo Editing, but have not been  informed by INSTRUCTABLES that I have been, nor have they contacted me for an address to send my prize to.  I contacted a site intern via her page two days ago and have not heard from her either. I do not even know how to contact them for an answer on this. Can someone please direct me to how to claim my prize, or how to even be informed that I have been. This is the instructable.... https://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Horror-Portraits/ And this is showing me as one of the winners... https://www.instructables.com/contest/pixlr/ Thank you for your assistance, BW

Topic by bwilliams-1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Now wait just two seconds... Impossible art.

Some quite unbelievable art by artist Li WeiChinese artist Li Wei creates art that proves to be impossible. How does he do it, you ask? Performance art and photography is what creates these dangerous illusions. He also uses props such as metal wires, mirrors, scaffolding and acrobatics to help him with the effect.This art is a series of self-portraits that he has made that uses mirrors to reflect his image. Some of his photos sell for around $8,000. As for what people around him think, he told Daily Mail, "The first reaction is astonishment. Some people think they are full of sense of humour. They are curious about how I did this. Sometimes I am in real danger - I have to hang myself high with steel wires and people do get a little worried for me - but I am fine."link via inventorspot.

Topic by killerjackalope 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Makerspace Contest

**Entries Here** GROUP PRIZES Most Featured Instructables:  Coventry Makerspace Most Instructables: BrainTrust INDIVIDUAL PRIZES Grand Prize Individual: How to Build A Garden Shed by KurtH3 Second Prize Individual:  Turn a Furby into Krang by ModMischief Simple Vault Mechanism by ThomasJ1 From blank keys to working keys without dismantling the lock by MesiterJos ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This summer Instructables is giving your group a chance to win amazing new tools for your shop. Compete against makerspaces around the world to win over $30,000 in prizes!!! The best part….. Everyone that participates is a winner!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTEST DESCRIPTION The object of the contest is to post as many high-quality Instructables as you can between June 1 - August 31. The space that posts the most featured Instructables during that time will receive $20,000 in prizes including an Epilog Zing Laser Cutter, Ultimaker 2, Silhouette Portrait, and Lincoln Electric 210 Welder. Furthermore, every group that posts at least 10 Instructables will receive a prize. Projects can be posted under any category, they do not need to be tech-specific. We also have prizes for Individuals. See full prize details below. Every week we will update the scoreboard above to see how many projects have been posted by each space. Check in every Monday afternoon to see where your makerspace stands. ***Official Contest Rules attached as PDF at the bottom of this forum topic*** What counts as a makerspace? Makerspaces, hackerspaces, fabrication labs, student groups, artist collectives, and any creative group of four or more!  TO ENTER SUBMIT GROUP ENTRIES HERE. To enter as a group submit a collection of Instructables to the google form. Your collection only needs 1 Instructable when you first submit it. You cannot publish a collection with less than 5 Instructables. So please submit your group's unpublished collection ("draft" collection) to the google form and leave it unpublished until you have 5 tutorials. You can add more entries during the contest dates. Instructables posted between June 1 and August 31 are eligible for entry. SUBMIT INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES HERE. You can only submit an entry to the Individual category if it is also entered in the group category as part of a team application, and if the entry was solely created by one team member. Instructables posted between June 1 and August 31 are eligible for entry. GROUP PRIZES All makerspace prizes will be given to groups of people, not individuals. Winners are selected based on criteria below. A makerspace can only win one of the following categories. Most Featured Instructables: one makerspace that posts the most featured Instructables will receive Ultimaker 2 Epilog Zing Laser Cutter Silhouette Portrait Lincoln Electric 210 Welder Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Hood Lincoln Electric Multi Angle Fixture Lincoln Electric Welding Apron Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size) Most Posted Instructables: one makerspace that posts the most Instructables** will receive Ultimaker 2 Lincoln Electric 210 Welder Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Hood Lincoln Electric Multi Angle Fixture Lincoln Electric Welding Apron Silhouette Portrait Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size)   10 Featured Instructables: all makerspaces that post >10 featured Instructables will receive $100 3D Hubs printing credits Silhouette Portrait Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size)   10 Instructables Posted: all makerspaces that post > 10 Instructables** will receive $50 3D Hubs printing credits Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size)   **these Instructables don’t need to be featured but to qualify for this contest they must: (1) have multiple steps, (2) have full text descriptions in each step, and (3) have images in each step.   INDIVIDUAL PRIZES All individual prizes will be given to individuals based on merit (a panel of judges will select winners). Grand Prize Individual (1): the individual with the best project will receive: Ultimaker 2 Lincoln Electric 140c Welder Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Hood Lincoln Electric Multi Angle Fixture Lincoln Electric Welding Apron Instructables Prize Pack Second Prize Individual (3): 3 individuals will receive $100 3D Hubs printing credits Instructables Prize Pack   --------------------------------------------------- If you have any questions please reach out to Carley Jacobson at carley@instructables.com

Topic by Carleyy 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Words of Advice from Chuck Close: "Just Get to Work!"

"Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work." - Chuck CloseChuck Close paints incredible portraits of himself and others with his unique style even though he holds the brush between his teeth due to being a quadriplegic. He is awesome and his paintings are beautiful in person. In a recent interview with Terry Gross, Chuck gives some great advice for anyone who can't think of what to do. Don't wait for inspiration, just get into the habit of making and ride it. After all, Chuck does well with this and here's how he describes himself:I'm a nervous wreck. I'm a slob. I have no patience. And I'm rather lazy. All those things would seem to guarantee that I would not make work like I make. But I didn't want to just go with my nature.More great stuff here.via Drawn!

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


Tattoos and Body Art Festival

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Topic by alex4king 8 years ago


Pallet Sled, iPod Controlling Dress, War Hammer

  Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech New Projects for a New Year! It's time to get started on your new year's resolution to learn something new, and make something awesome! Check out these great projects to help you make the most of your time this winter, indoors and out. Help decide who wins great prizes from ThinkGeek in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest. Vote now! Make a Sled out of a Wooden Pallet Twittering Laser Tripwire Make a 70's Style String Lamp Evening Dress with iPod Control How to Make Sushi Make a Viking War Hammer Flipbook You Can Make at the Office Table Saw from Electric Hand Saw Build a Thermoelectric Lamp Bike Tail Light Upgrade Easter Solar Engine Make a LEGO Table Out of PVC Pipe Salt Water and Aluminum Foil Light Traditional Portrait Painting Make Your Own Clothing Labels Make a Baggy T-shirt into a Dress Guides Chocolate Free Stuff High Voltage Duct Tape Wallets

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Hydroponics System, Make Beer, 5-Minute Chocolate...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! NEW! Art of Sound Contest - Submit any sound or music-related Instructable in our new contest and win some incredible custom hi-fi speakers! Get the LED Out! Contest - Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs, and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Come and meet us at Maker Faire this weekend. We'd love to see you out there! Color Changing Glowing Crystal Ball Small NFT Hydroponics System Soda Can, Saltwater and Charcoal Battery Climb a Tree Using Only Rope! Enter your music or sound-themed Instructables now! Monster Speakers - Art of Sound Contest Floating Dock with Barrels 5-minute Chocolate Balls Cheap and Simple Gear Puller How To Create a Sexy Cat-Eye Look Make Oars from Two-by-Fours Paint an Antique Copper Effect A Swing Set that Generates Electricity Make it glow, and win Monkeylectric lights! Over a dozen uses for plastic drums! Black Straw Snoot Flash Attachment Make a Stained Glass Mosaic Portrait Linoleum Block Printing British Stinging Nettle Beer Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Desktops of April

Well, I said i was going to try and keep this topic 'idea' going for a few months, see what response I get!Last months was a success, lets hope you all change your set-ups enough to keep this a monthly thing.Today I have my work computer, which i just outfitted with a new background. I will add one of my home system when I get home. The second two images are from my home set up. The Apple one i made myself, the portrait one was a desktop that i refitted to go the other way round, while adding some machinae supremacy lyrics.The Wallpaper was from heylove, the artist has some good design work, and some even better photography, so check it out.Running the on the desktop is geek tool, which is in Swiss Thin (i always use swiss at work, as many of the other fonts are turned off and on throughout the day).In the title bar we have Little Snitch, and iStat Menus.Be sure to post your desktop below. If your creative, and your still running the same wallpaper as last month, then you need to change it, right now. Then post it.gmjhowe

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


Get Your Picture on the Homepage!

AudreyObscura here, I have been the gal photographing most of the featured authors for the recent homepage re-design. I am encouraging YOU! YES, YOU! to help us keep our homepage exciting and fresh! We are seeking excellent images of the community's authors, but keep in mind we have a particular aesthetic we are seeking: Images of Authors working on their projects Portraits of Authors in their workspace (kitchens! studios! where ever you make stuff!) High-res, well lit images (2000 px on it's SHORTEST side) Land-scape orientation Strong compositions Excellent accompanying instructables I will continue to photograph local authors, and I'll keep the forum updated as I travel to other areas. I'll tell you where I'll be, and you let me know if you want a photo taken while I'm there. By no means should we limit ourselves to featuring just the authors that I am able to visit. So take great picture of yourself working on your projects, and we might just feature your work in our Homepage Rotator. If you want more information feel free to PM me and I will try and coach you through making great photos for the site. Please post your photos in the forum topic below :) YAY!!!!!!

Topic by audreyobscura 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago