What are a few websites like thinkgeek.com that have electronics and things. Thank you!
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So now Christmas is here, and some of us already probably opened all of our gifts and joy. So now I want to know, what did you get? What was your favorite present? What did you get someone else? Please, if you celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, you can still share what you received! My favorite present would have to be my new (and first ever) Camera. Fuji Film A170. My second would have to be the "Dexter" third season dvd we got. The gift I gave to my brother that I think he liked was a poster of some football player. Don't know who it is. (Pictures soon)
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There are a couple threads on "what did you get?" Here's one to talk about any gifts you managed to come up with that were particularly clever, cool, or well-received. I suppose the one I put the most effort into was the "day-runner planner" re-purposed into a sewing measurement and craft data book for my wife. I threw away the traditional calendar pages and added some downloaded and self-made special purpose pages...
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How excited I was, when my Public Speaking teacher handed out a prompt for our next presentation: "You must present to the class, a toutorial on how to make or do something" I was ecstatic, I thought this would be cake, its in the bag! But, here I am, struggling to find something to do, I have access to some of the best projects ever, but I can't just narrow it down to one! It must be made/presented in 7-10 minutes, to 30 seniors in high school. Would you mind suggesting something I can make, and demonstrate to my Public Speaking class? My thoughts were: www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-band-Powered-Butterfly/ www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Graffiti-Pen/ Any more ideas?
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From my inbox this afternoon: GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: This weekend, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from extinct comet 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. Forecasters expect more than 100 meteors per hour to fly out of the constellation Gemini when the shower peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th. For most observers, the best time to look will be from 10 pm local time on Sunday night to dawn on Monday morning. Visit http://spaceweather.com for photos, a sky map, and live audio from a meteor radar. Sounds like a chance to arrange a unique Christmas gift for a loved one. Update: I've done a bit more reading about the Geminids, and they may not be suitable for collection by magnets. It seems they are the rocky remains of a dead comet, so lack metallic iron. However, I have added a map so you can work out where to look.
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Instructables HQ received a special box this week! Thanks so much for the presents that our friends at LAIKA sent us, can't wait for you to release Boxtrolls! <3 What a lovely gift, such cool trinkets inside! Even a decoder ring! Our own Penolopy Bulnick jumped on the chance to solve the cryptic Message they sent us. !! UPDATE !! They sent us another box! Check it out! This one had a music box, with a paper feed note card, and another puzzle! Thank you guys so much! -Instructables HQ
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Hello everyone, I want to share with all of you a presentation I made about the D.I.Y. culture. It would be awesome if you watched and shared your comments about it (please on this thread). The link to the presentation is here: http://www.slideshare.net/sliderdlfo/my-hobby-5694028 If you really really like it, you may download it from the same page. Also, I submitted it for the Best Presentation Contest at the same site, if you feel it deserves a vote you may click on the thumb up image below the play button. I hope you enjoy it, and I challenge you to name all the projects that appear on the presentation.
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UPDATE: Giveaway is closed! Everything is all set up, now we just need some presents so... Post a new comment with a picture of a present and get a patch. Never added an image to a comment before? At the bottom of the comment box, click "add image," then click "Choose Files." Pick your image and click "Upload" Giveaway ends at 1pm PST! Get it in by then to get a patch.
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The crew of HMS Ocean found out that they would be back in port after over seven months at sea. This is their reaction. From the video's description: After lots of time away last year (214 days) -- planned for 7 week deployment exercise with other nations Diverted to Libya and further operations Back 9 Dec after 7½ months away - 225 days with 176 at sea 400 people onboard (at peak during the amphibious exercises just under 900 onboard but approx 650 during Op Ellamy) Steamed just over 40,000 miles Burned approx 6,000 tonnes of fuel Operated 16 different type of aircraft off the deck Realities of deploying: 15 babies born while the ship has been away (fathers did get home to see mum and baby) 5 people were sent home so they didn't miss their own weddings. 1 sailor whose son's third birthday is on homecoming. Family meeting ship Ships company have missed: Summer holidays. Children's exam results Children finishing school and starting university The Padre missed his daughter's graduation. The ship's company made a Christmas DVD when they heard they would be home for Christmas. Happy Christmas, folks.
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Everyone (and my brother) started writing letters to Santa. I thought I was too old for that, but my mum obviously wants me to write it, so I'm having deep thoughts on the topic. What should I ask for? It has to be something fun, but not life-threatening, not very toxic and having a possibility to become mum-approved... I've been thinking a smoke machine or a Geiger counter
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For the holiday season this year, I plan to give away personalized drawings of an item the recipient loves. The only problem is that I have no idea on how to wrap them. I would really appreciate it if someone has any ideas or suggestions on this matter. Thanks -Tqwerty
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I have friends but buying things for them doesn't feel right.... For some reason it makes me feel guilty. My friends are both girls AND boys. They are all unique so i need a lopt of different ideas! Thanks!
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The New York Times has a really nice graph showing the world's historical and projected carbon emissions here at A Carbon Tide: Past, Present and Future Global emissions of carbon dioxide, measured by the weight of carbon it contains.Their choice to display it in flash rather than a similarly-sized image is somewhat annoying, but the chart itself does a nice job presenting a type of data that is often difficult to comprehend. Getting people to truly grasp the size and scale of some of the world's energy issues is one of the key challenges in making progress on those issues. In 2004, 7.9 billion metric tons of carbon were released -- did you make good use of your metric ton?Here's a thought experiment in that same vein: The San Francisco oil spill was originally reported as a 140 gallon spill, but turned out to be approximately 58,000 gallons. How much worse is a 58,000 gallon spill compared to a 140 gallon spill?
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Hi, I have an old horse branding iron from our past family ranch and I want to give it to my son as an hierloom. Problem is it is about 2 feet tall of quite heavy iron which now has a little rust on it.. I was thinking of chroming it on a wall plaque but the chrome is very expensive. Any ideas what I could do to make it look nice? Thanks oz
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The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin Independent designer, craft & fine art showcaseDate: Saturday April 18, 2009Time: 11:00am to 5:00pmLocation: Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 Tickets: in advance $8, at the door $10.Website: www.TheBeardedLadiesPresent.comEvent Info:The Bearded Ladies Production Co. is set to produce its first show in Austin, Texas. The 2009 event will be a craft fair, fine arts festival, and independent designer showcase all wrapped up into one. By featuring the best vendors in Austin, The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin will provide shoppers an opportunity to find one of-a-kind gifts, unique accessories, fashionable attire, home decor and more. Shoppers can browse the work of talented artisans who buck the trend of mass-production by offering handcrafted goods that are finely constructed and very unique. These independent entrepreneurs are locally based, but also come from surrounding areas to participate in what is sure to be a fun family event filled with items you can't find anywhere else. The first thirty shoppers to arrive at the event will receive a goodie bag stuffed with great giveaway items from vendors and local businesses. Shopping begins at 11:00 a.m., and admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door; parking is available near Saengerrunde Hall. The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin is currently accepting applications for vendors. All local crafters, independent designers, and fine artists that want to broaden their customer base are invited to apply. Let all of Austin know what you have to offer and join The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin! Vendors to apply go to: http://www.TheBeardedLadiesPresent.com/apply_here.html
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I am in a long-distance relationship, and our six month anniversary is coming up. Does anyone have any gift suggestions? I am getting her a webcam, because she doesn't have one and we will be able to see each other. Also, I just recently sent her a bracelet (a souvenir from my vacation). So any other ideas that are preferably not jewelry and hopefully quite inexpensive are welcome.
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This is Labot, letting you know that so far I've survived the recession and still have broadband. However, we're experiencing budget cuts at my house, and one of those budget cuts could end up being my education!Well, I definitely do NOT want to go to any of the public schools around here, as they are supposedly awful. This leaves me with two options:Get a job and help pay to continue going to private school. I like my school so I wouldn't mind doing this.Start homeschooling next year and save money by NOT going to private school, therefore being able to afford a nicer house and maybe get my own room (our rent's almost up and we need a place to live), parents buy me a computer and possibly even a car. I like nice things so I wouldn't mind doing this.So, my dear homeschooled population of Instructables, how do you like homeschooling? What are the pros and cons? How does it compare to public school? Private school?
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'Short Term Internship Program in Robotics and Embedded 'C' certified by Techniche'09 IIT-Guwahati and robosapiens India.http://www.robosapiensindia.comSTIP or Short Term Internship Program is a career oriented program which gives the participants the opportunity to have a tÃÂ©tÃÂ©-a-tÃÂ©tÃÂ© with the industrial approach to Robotics and Embedded C. It gives you an insight into micro controller and what goes into the making of an embedded system. This duration specific program has been introduced as a result of popular demand from participants of our previous programs.We fell proud to present you with this unique internship variation which will not only change the perception of an internship but will also improve its credibility and efficiency. The course outline is as follows:Course Outline:- Ã¢â¬Â¢ Embedded System Design and Robotics: An IntroductionÃ¢â¬Â¢ Microcontrollers & their ArchitectureÃ¢â¬Â¢ Introduction to Embedded C Programming Ã¢â¬Â¢ Interfacing of peripherals to Microcontrollers Ã¢â¬Â¢ Project Building Ã¢â¬Â¢ Introduction to concepts of RTOSThis course includes the Free Embedded system SDK to all participants.Why this course is a Ã¢â¬ËmustÃ¢â¬â¢?So why should a student go for STIP. We think the following summarizes the plethora of reasons why STIP is a dream for every embedded system and robotics enthusiast:Ã¢â¬Â¢ Embedded System is best understood by applying it in robotics.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Robotics and Embedded systems have a lot of scope in college projects.Ã¢â¬Â¢ The AVR series that we will be using is the most commonly employed series for micro controller at both academic and industrial level.Ã¢â¬Â¢ A participant gets to learn and apply Embedded C programming which is the main programming language for embedded systems with resource constraints. Ã¢â¬Â¢ This is the best way to get to know other robotics enthusiast around the country. Ã¢â¬Â¢ One gets to be in touch with the most talented and experienced professionals in this area of academics and interact with them.STIP benefits in a nutshell:Ã¢â¬Â¢ Exhaustive training with extensive guidance by our panel of experts.Ã¢â¬Â¢ The project based completion of curriculum with both theory classes and hands on sessions.Ã¢â¬Â¢ One can also buy development boards and other robot parts that weÃ¢â¬â¢ll use throughout the program.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Certification by IIT Guwahati; TechnicheÃ¢â¬â¢ 09.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Accommodation facility for participants coming from far away locales.Free Embedded system SDK kit includes :Ã¢â¬Â¢ AVR series microcontroller Based Reserach plateform.Ã¢â¬Â¢ 1 Atmega 16 Microcontroller.Ã¢â¬Â¢ AVR series Universal Programmer.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Connecting cables.Ã¢â¬Â¢ 1 LCD display.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Robosapiens india AVR Loader v1.0 Beta software package.Certification by Techniche'09 IIT-Guwahati and Robosapiens India.Robosapiens India ties up with Techniche'09 India Institute of Technology. All the participants will get a valid Certificate from us.STIP Program cost includes:Ã¢â¬Â¢ Two weeks instructor led exhaustive training.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Two weeks of industry defined, project work.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Take away Embedded system SDK Kit.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Post Training assistance for Project work.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Accommodation assistance.Course Curriculum Details :Embedded System Design: An Introduction Introduction to micro controller is the first step to know about embedded systems. What is a micro controller? WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s inside it? What makes it an embedded system? What are the different families of microcontroller, its derivatives and its applications in industrial projects? Why AVR is the most widely used micro controller family? What goes into designing an embedded system? Its criteria and handling resource constraints.Introduction to Microcontrollers and AVR Architecture This session includes introduction to the AVR series of micro controller, especially ATMega16, which we will be using in our program.Introduction to ATMega16 features viz. Ã¢â¬Â¢ I/O Ports. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Data RegistersÃ¢â¬Â¢ Interrupts. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Timer/Counter. Ã¢â¬Â¢ External/Internal clocksÃ¢â¬Â¢ ADC (Analog to Digital Conversion using ATMega16). This session is for familiarization with various functional blocks of the microcontrollers and knowing the inside story of it. Introduction to Embedded C Programming Ã¢â¬Â¢ Embedded C-Programming for Microcontroller. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Introduction to C, Flow control statements, functions. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Data Types, operators and expressions. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Program structures and debugging. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Program Burning and Execution Interfacing of peripherals to Microcontroller(Atmega 16) Ã¢â¬Â¢ Actuators. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Geared DC Motor. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Stepper Motor. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Motor Driver. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Relays. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Solid State Drivers. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Integrated Circuit drivers. Interfacing of various kind of Display devicesÃ¢â¬Â¢ Displays. Ã¢â¬Â¢ LED. Ã¢â¬Â¢ LCD. Interfacing various human interface devices with the microcontroller.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Input Devices. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Switches. Interfacing and Study of Sensors to enable microcontroller to acquire environmental data.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Sensors. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Temperature Sensors. Ã¢â¬Â¢ Light Sensors. Project Building and implementation of ideasÃ¢â¬Â¢ DesigningÃ¢â¬Â¢ DevlopmentÃ¢â¬Â¢ Programming and customizing Ã¢â¬Â¢ Debugging
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Its my mums birthday on Tuesday, and i have no cash left. So i have to make her lots of handmade presents instead, im already making some salt dough decorations. I have no money so i cant buy anything, please help!! Thanks! please help me its really mortant because y mums really important to me and i love hr s much andshes had a hard time so i justwant to make her bday special!
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Whilst it is unlikely that anyone can achieve perfect spelling and grammar, you are showing off your ingenuity for all the world to see, so you surely want to show how good you are? Also make sure your images are clear enough to illustrate whatever the point is. I've just read two articles this morning, the first about "Metal-dipping" seed pods has crystal-clear images, but the other from American Pistol Crossbow Association offered under-exposed pictures in black-and-brown, captioned like this "... thwe safty catch is behind the rear sight." Their spelling, not mine. Come on Folks, let's all aim for a standard of presentation to be proud to show the grandchildren. Geoff
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Ig Nobels Salute Stranger Side Of Science:Audio for this story will be available at approx. 6:00 p.m. ETTalk of the Nation , November 28, 2008 - What do studies on potato chips, puzzle-solving slime mold and jumping fleas have in common? Each was awarded an Ig Nobel prize this year by the editors of the humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research.Annals editor Mark Abrahams serves as the emcee of this broadcast of the awards ceremony. Abrahams is author of The Man Who Tried to Clone Himself.The LINK to the IGnobel podcast from NPR
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I am preparing a master class to present to a group of Technical Artists# at work. Everyone in the group has previously programmed in C/C++/MEL/MAXScript/Python. The purpose of the class is to collectively bring everyone's skill levels and technical understanding on variety of Computer Data Science topics to a common level.I would like some advice as this first time I've delivered such a class. I am planning on structuring the course to be two 2 hour sessions, with 30 minute blocks of content interspersed with Q&A;, code-review, and individual assistance. I know this a multi-part question, so don't feel you need to be able answer everything, just contribute what you can. Any links to articles, SO questions, or reflection on personal learning experiences is greatly appreciated. Questions/Advice/Links to Further Reading- What CS topics should I attempt to cover?- Examples of other Python training courses? - What do you wish someone taught you when you first started programming?- Python programming best-practices- Tips for delivering technical content to creative/artist audience? Using Dive Into Python as a textbook and referencing the MIT Open Courseware Introduction to Computer Science on Academic Earth. I have also been given a 2 minute overview on adult training (Malcolm Knowles), i.e., working the students through the cycle of: identify the problem, determine the cause, researching a solution, and applying.
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I will give a best answer out if you help. I am going to try one anyway it might not work right though. It is going to be a maze game.
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Hi all I am skint, having to make pressies for everyone this year, doing okay until i came to my two nephews, ones 10 and ones 12, does anyone have any ideas ? I am very crafty and have lots of stash, just dont have the money to go and buy a pressies, any help at all would be brilliant, thanks a lot Judie
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I know that Christmas is a little over two months away but I need help. I'm making my older brother a post apocalyptic scale model car as a present. I have a 1/12 scale model of a 1969 Camaro Z-28 and I want to cut out the back and put model oil drums in it and a mini gun on the roof, but that's just for starters. I just wanted to know if the mini gun I picked out would fit or if it would be too big or small. Any other suggestions would also be awesome, I want to get this started real soon. Please help. Car: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DVNG1BA?psc=1&redirect;=true&ref;_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00 Guns: https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Objects/m134d-minigun-on-m3-tripod/LRE00035060/product.php?s=0&t;=7&u;=4&pg;=2&ppp;=48&sb;=stocknumber&so;=a&e;=0 Other: http://www.megahobby.com/wwiigerman200loildrums4plastickit1-35lionroar.aspx
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I want to make my mom a neat mothers day present. Does anybody have an idea?
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The title says it all folks butr still help PLEASE!!!!
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Hi, guys! Can you suggest any presents options for my bf 31-st Birthday? He's into modern technology and I run out of the ideas, He already has too many devices :) I want it to be something simple and interesting at the same time. He's already got VR headset just in case :)
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I am a sophomore in high school aspiring to create an awesome present for my mom. I am limited on supplies so unless it is really simple (like paper) I would like to keep the supplies list under $20. I am good in simple woodwork, intermediate electronics, and intermediate origami. Please help!
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Hi, I'm a facilitator for a business network who are having a Knowledge Management related event in Bath on December 1st. I'm looking for someone to come and do a talk / make a presentation on the topic of 'What makes a good instructable' (or in our jargon - a good Knowledge Asset). I can offer expenses paid and dinner and accomodation the evening before and stimulating discussion with 30-40 KM professionals from a wide range of organisations. Any takers ? Any suggestions?
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