Singer Scarf Contest

CRAFT and Singer are teaming up to bring you the Me, My Scarf  & I Contest!   Show off your own personal style in scarf-version for a chance to win a new Singer ProFinish serger or a universal carrying case + $25 to the Maker Shed. All you need for entry is a Flickr photo of you wearing the scarf, but I bet a full-on Instructable of how you made the scarf would give you a winning edge! Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. PDT November 23, 2009. Each entry will be judged based on the following criteria: creativity of design, description of how the scarf represents the creator, and the use of a sewing machine in the creation process. via: CRAFT

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different to wear a scarf?

I have various scarves but not sure how they should be worn? Looking for different ways to wear a scarf.

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pattern for hat scarf & mitten? Answered

I am looking for a pattern that is a hat with a scarf wuth mittens on bottom of scarf......Birdi B

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Looking for instructions on how to make braided scarves out of old t-shirt?

Having some old t-shirts laying around, I am looking for ways to recycle them into something useful, like scarves. I heard of braiding, but what I am looking for is measurements. Do I need to sew them together first for length? Thanks in advance.

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What should I add to my scarf?

Hey fabulous creators! I have a 5 long, 7 inch wide piece of yellow flannel! I'm using it as a scarf, but what should I add to make it more awesome? Thanks!

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Best Answer for the taking - headscarf? Answered

I'm very tired and didn't find much at first attempt, any one able to find a good pirate-style head-thing? I want: cloth pattern & how to tie. L

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BACON!!!!

Bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon baconI smell BACON!!!!After typing it so many times, that word means nothing to me now.Wait,Yes it does!BACON!Bacon is timeless. Can I say that?It's good for breakfast.It's good for dessert.It's good for a cocktail.It gets you clean.And it can keep you warm! check out the other cool knitting patterns while you're there! I'm trying to think of some reason I need to make the turkey bag. . . BACON!!!

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Scarf of Hope to remember Peru's missing

This story is lifted wholesale from the BBC. There is something warmly familiar and comforting about the quiet chatter of women and the clickety-clack of knitting needles. Standing or sitting huddled together in small groups, the knitters dressed in traditional Andean hats, big "pollera" skirts and draped with a "manta" or shawl, form a multi-coloured feast for the eyes. But they have more in common than crochet. These women are some of thousands in Peru who lost husbands, brothers and sons in the country's bitter internal conflict between the Mao-inspired rebels of the Shining Path rebels and state forces in the 1980s and 90s. Each one is knitting a message or epitaph to their loved one the size of an A4 sheet of page which will form part of an enormous scarf which, it is hoped, will reach a kilometre in length. It is being called the Scarf of Hope and it aims to be more than just a symbol of Peru's estimated 15,000 "disappeared" but a physical reminder that in the majority of cases their relatives live on without ever knowing how they died nor where to find their remains. "It's like a piece of memory," says Marina Garcia Burgos, a Lima-based photographer who was inspired to initiate the project with two colleagues while working in Ayacucho. "Each woman chooses the colour and the knit of her panel. As well as embroidering the loved one's name, some also sew on a piece of their clothing or a photograph." But its significance goes beyond that. In the remoter corners of the Andes, textiles have been the clues used to identify exhumed human remains where ID documents are a rarity. For the women fortunate enough to have positively identified and laid to rest the body of an exhumed loved one, in so many cases it was by recognising the colour and feeling the knit or weave of the fabric wrapped around the remains. More often than not - as was the case in Peru's biggest mass grave exhumation and human remains restitution in Putis, Ayacucho - they themselves remember knitting the jumper or turning up the trousers worn by the victim. Read more on the BBC site.

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Wind powered knitting machine.

This has already been made, but why hasn't an instructable been posted on this subject yet? http://www.merelkarhof.nl/merel_karhof_-_product_design/wind_knitting_factory.html

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Alphabet Soup You Can Wear

The magic of laser cutting has been shown once again, this time with these alphabetical or numerical scarves. While they look like they are made out of paper, they are actually micro fiber suede. This could be the start of a new fashion trend...Link via core 77

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Desperate for VIDEO of CROCHET potato chip ruffle scarf

Can you help? I have a CROCHET pattern for a potato chip ruffle scarf...But I am desperate for a video. I promised my granddaughter one for Christmas> So far I have ruined the beginning of a beautiful skein..Sadly, I don't know how to knit...thank you in advance

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(newsletter) Screen Print for $10, Cargo Scarf, Mad Hatter Hat

  Screen Printing for Under $10 Cargo Scarf Mad Hatter Hat Recycled Paper Notebooks How to Make Candles Keyboard Wallet Fabric Pressure Sensor Spinning Yarn Felted Bag Zombie Friend Wavy Cut Paper Beads Easy Homemade Soap Guides Alice in Wonderland Cake Decorating Domo Kun

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Knit logos?

Hi there! I'm trying to knit a scarf for my boyfriend. I had an idea of knitting a Boston Celtics clover into it. His school colors are green, and he's a big fan of the Celtics, so the scarf is already green. I don't want to knit it using two colors, I'd rather alternate between knitting and purling so that its just a change in texture and its subtle. I've already found a great chart, but I'm not sure if it would work, like if the logo would come across well, or if it would look lie i just messed up the scarf. It would be fantastic if someone could tell me if this is a valid idea or even try it out.  I've included the pattern below, as well as one that i drafted up (its pretty much the same, but i shrunk the original so that it wasn't as tall or wide, but kept the same proportions) I'm using Yarn Bee; Effervesce in Forest, with a gauge of 18stsx24R for a 4" square (package says using size 8 USA [5mm] needles, but I'm using 5s to get a tighter stitch) http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tKNzQ_5J1cE/TqcJ86SOijI/AAAAAAAACoc/W8j2OcSpGvI/s1600/celtics%2Bclover%2Bknitting%2Bchart%2Bv2.bmp

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(newsletter) Pallet Playhouse, Solar-Powered Coffee Cup, Creature Scarf

Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech It's beginning to look like make-mas! There are only two weekends left to make holiday decorations, food, and gifts for friends and family. Have fun finishing your projects, and don't forget to take pictures to enter our awesome holiday contests. Gifts and decorations: Enter the Homemade Holidays Contest, and win a Kymera magic wand, Shapeways gift certificates, and Instructables Pro memberships! Food: Cook up something amazing for the Holiday Food Contest to win a food processor or enter your architectural wonder in the Gingerbread House Slideshow Contest to win an Instructables Pro membership. Drinks: Whether you like your drinks strong or kid-friendly, enter them in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest and win sweet prizes from Think Geek! Creature Scarf Animated Christmas Package Pallet Playhouse Bench-mounted Router Table Time Capsule Gift Box Candy Cane Chocolate Popcorn Multi-tier Floating Shoe Rack Illuminated LED Eye Loupe Surprise Rumbling Box Tennis Can LED Lantern Great Artist Warm Up Exercise USB Solar Charger in a Coffee Cup Peanut Butter Chocolate Pizza Christmas Window Lighting Frames Homemade Tauntaun Sleeping Bag Chocolate Peppermint Bark Guides Digital Picture Frame Gifts Easy Dessert Recipes Manly Craft Gifts Christmas Tree Decorations

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Do colors matter when connecting with wires? Answered

Hi guys, i am trying to make a simple prototype of an mp3 player ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-sonic-sound-scarf/step7/An-inside-look/ ) but i noticed that when testing the arduino board they use multiple colors of wires. Do the colors hold any significance when testing?

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I would like to have a pattern or something to help me make a t-shirt a little dressier? Maybe a different neckline?

I woud like to find a way to dress up my $4.00 new t-shirt. I have seen scarfs or collars on t-shirts at craft fairs but I have forgotten how to do it and how it looks. Maybe someone can help me?

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Floppy Disk Bag, Mushroom Night Light, Giant Gummi

Floppy Disk Bag Mushroom Night Light Giant Gummi Ikea Bowl Speakers Ping Pong Ball Lights Homemade Didgeridoo 5-Minute Ice Cream Cargo Scarf String Lantern Burger Recipes How to Freeze Blueberries Domo-Kun Backpack Campfire Toasting Fork Great Mozzarella Cheese Simple Wall Illusion

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AM TRYING TO FIND A CROCHET PATTERN FOR A PATON PIROUETTE RUFFLED SACRF, CAN ANYONE HELP ME?

I HAVE ARTHRITIS IN MY HANDS, I CROCHET BUT KNITTING HURTS . I SAW IN HERE THAT A PERSON SAID THEY LOVED THIS YARN BUT DIDNT LIKE TO KNIT AND SHE CAME UP WITH A CROCHET PATTERN FOR THIA SCARF. IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN OBTAIN THIS PATTERN? I AM WILLING TO PAY FOR IT IF NEED BE. HOPING SOMEONE CAN HELP ME

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Patchwork Quilt Top - Now What?

I have a double-bed size patchwork quilt top. I would like to use it to make things other than a bed quilt. I am looking for ideas that will utilize the quilt top for several different projects but I'm not sure what to do. Appreciating textiles, one bedroom in our home has many quilts - hanging on the wall, on the bed & as dresser scarfs. What can be made out of the quilt top? Thanks for any ideas!

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Counting Down to the 19th...

I hope you all remembered that Setember 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day?(I hadn't - thanks to _SEF_ for reminding me!)I know the Instructables team jumped the gun slightly, but at least they've given us all inspiration.You can...Go on a raidBake a cakeWear the scarfSteer your courseWear any number of hatsPatch your eyePut up a posterChat up a pirateBut above all, you have to Talk Like a Pirate!

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Video Game Craft Patterns

Sprite Stitch is a neat blog devoted to turning classic video game scenes and characters into cross-stitch patterns. Since that just means gridding them out and picking suitable colors, it's also a great resource for all sorts of projects: knitting, mosaics, or even LED art. Who doesn't want a Pac-Man scarf, a Super Mario Brothers tiled shower, or a glowing wall of Space Invaders?Bookmark this one for future use. I'll be referencing it when we redo our bathrooms.

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Flying RC Starship Enterprise, USB Dead Drops, 3D Chocolate Printer

Flying RC Starship Enterprise USB Dead Drops 3D Chocolate Printer Papercraft Mech Warrior Easy Pumpkin Pie 4-In-1 Hat Glove Scarf Mittens Convert Laced Shoes to Slip-Ons Vegetarian Turkey Illusionist Heart Locket Built-In Bookcase Butternut Squash Soup Umbrella Sound Dome Glazed Doughnuts RAM Memory From Scratch Radial Arm Saw Tips Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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What do I do with the left over yarn part that I have start with? Answered

I have taught myself last Monday night how to knit. So I caught on quick by Tuesday night and decided to start a scarf with two colors going back and forth, like stripes and 20 lines of each color. So I finish my first 20 lines with one color and notice that I have like a tail thingy hanging off at where I started the whole thing. So what do I do with it so it wont unravel?

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What power supply will I need for this instructable?

I'm currently working on the instructable below and am having powers deciding what type of power supply I need to run it smoothly. I have found a number of LiPo boards and batteries, but all only run up to around 3.7V. Please could someone recommend a website or shop within the UK where I may be able to purchase a suitable power source? I notice from the schematic on the following page that this may need to be at least 5V to be successful. https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Lilypad-Interactive-Passion-Sensing-Scarf/step4/Infrared-Emitter-and-Phototransistor/ Kind regards, Andrew.

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Homemade Holidays Winners Announced

Instructables and CRAFT Magazine are happy to announce the winners of the Homemade Holidays Contest!While most people are out there trying to buy the perfect item, many of you were working to make the perfect gift and we love you for it. The personal touch of a handmade gift shows your creativity, and how much you care.Once again we were delighted by the variety of Instructables that were submitted. The entries just keep getting better and better -- just one look at the winners here shows that! Even though there are first, second, and third prizes, all of these Instructables deserve a look. Be sure to leave comments and pictures so the authors know how much you appreciate their hard work! First Prize Winners The authors of these Instructables win a CRAFT Boxed Gift Set, an Instructables robot T-shirt, a CRAFT T-shirt, and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. (in alphabetical order) Flat Zipper Bag and Wallet How to Make a Color-Changing Lighted Faux Fur Scarf Make DIY Vanilla Extract! Second Prize WinnersThe authors of these Instructables win a one-year subscription to CRAFT Magazine, an Instructables robot T-shirt, a CRAFT T-shirt, and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. (in alphabetical order) Crochet a Baby Penguin Amigurumi Fiber Optic and LED Minature Garden Light How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT How to make a unique tile picture for less than $3! Make a Custom Lift-the-Flap Book for a Toddler Third Prize Winners The authors of these Instructables win CRAFT: Volume 5 and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. Due to a tie, there are 11 winners instead of 10. (in alphabetical order) Bat-Mobile hanging toy Chinese Dragon Pull Toy Give a real "fallen star" Grow your own Magic Crystal Tree How to make Candles! How to make Pixel Cookies! LoveBox - The box of love make your own cookie cutters Metal Embossing Stylish Santa Hoodie Venezia Napkin Rings Slideshow/Video Prize Winners The authors of these Instructables win CRAFT: Volume 5 and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament. (in alphabetical order) french market bag Homemade Apple Jelly How to crochet a DS case My Shadow Knit Piano Scarf Jackobs Ladder Optical Illusion Toy The Pirate's Secret Scarf Portable CD Pouch PVC Cello Unisex Neckwarmer Wooden rings Thank you to all the judges: arwen, natalie, ewilhelm, randofo, canida, rachel, reno_dakota, noahw, fungus amungus , and nagutron.

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How to order the correct ball bearings and threaded rod so that they will seat well and not be loose or have play?

I am trying to design, what will essentially be a very specific miter box / saw guide for a hand saw. Here is a product on the market that is almost exactly what I am trying to build. The only difference between what I need to build and this miter box, is that the miter box from that link cuts at a 90-degree angle to the workpiece being sawn, whereas I need to saw boards at angles much more acute than 90-degrees. There are commercially available adjustable miter-boxes, such as this one, that allow you to set whatever angle you need, and it will still guide the saw straight. However, they are made for cutting baseboards and molding, so the angle-range is only 90-degrees to ~40-degrees or so. I am cutting wooden boards for making, "scarf joints". So, I need to saw through 4" thick boards at an 11-17 degree angle. Where the above miter box saws perpendicular to the board it is sawing, the one that I am building, at 11-17 degrees, will be closer to cutting parallel. The housing, I think I can cobble together from angle aluminum and hardwood. However, I haven't bought ball bearings since I was a kid riding skateboards. I was hoping to take a threaded rod and push it through the hole in some bearings, then use some spacers and/or washers to space them apart, and secure the whole bearings/spacer/bearings sandwich with some washers and nuts. I do not live near a place that actually sells bearings much less carries bearing and threaded rod in the same store. Therefore, I cannot try it all out right there in the store. So I am going to have to order the bearings and the threaded rod off the internet. I need bearing where... Heavy load is not an issueHow fast they spin is also a non-issue.But that are...Shielded from the sawdust (do not have to watertight)Fit snuggly on a threaded rod and not rattle around. A loose guide-bearing isn't much of a guide, eh?Would one of you fine gentlemen help me by pointing to where I can buy 16-20 bearings, a threaded rod that will definitely fit them, and some .50 - .75" spacers (metal or nylon) that will also fit the bearings?

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How to weave a keffiyeh?

Whether you call it a shemagh, coalition scarf, keffiyeh, or ghutrah, it is an eye-catching article of clothing that has hundreds of practical uses aside from looking chic. Unfortunately, in the last couple of decades, the keffiyeh have been associated (wrongfully so) with terrorism and extremism of the Middle-Eastern sort. Yes, Islamic extremists have been known to wear keffiyat, but I'm pretty sure I've heard of them drinking milk, too. The practical uses of keffiyat are almost limitless. Aside from keeping dust and sand out of your face, they retain moisture quite well. The ShamWow has NOTHING on this age-old masterpiece. In a survival situation, they can be used to bind a wound, make a splint, prevent heat stroke, and military applications are limited only to imagination. I've heard stories of Marines using shemaghs as rifle slings, belts, and even mops for cleaning a mess hall.  Anybody can buy a keffiyeh from Army Surplus, or get a bolt of fabric, cut a square of it out, wrap it around their heads, and call it a shemagh, but I'd like to be able to weave my own. Trouble is, I don't know how to weave. Are there any Instructabots here who are both experienced at weaving and willing to devote hours of monotony to making an instructable for this?

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Carmen Miranda Hat

I am attempting to be Carmen Miranda for Halloween, and there is surprisingly very little on the inter-webs on how to make a Carmen Miranda hat.  I am thinking about trying to paper mache a base, something that resembles a witch hat, from which I can glue/wire fruit on it, and wrap a scarf around the base. But I am worried that this will be too flimsy and/or not stay on my head. Can anyone think of a good base that I could potentially buy from a craft store, or Halloween store? I was thinking a Dunce hat, but I think that could be too high.  Any feedback would be appreciated.  Thanks, M PS. I am anti chin-strap.  http://www.google.com/imgres?q=carmen+miranda+hat+bananas+is+my+business&um;=1&hl;=en&biw;=1280&bih;=685&tbm;=isch&tbnid;=1rub9hupw3iUnM:&imgrefurl;=http://www.frankly-my-dear.net/%3Fp%3D1755&docid;=dTe877k4Z4IWYM&imgurl;=http://www.frankly-my-dear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/carmen-miranda.jpg&w;=260&h;=475&ei;=DJCYToeBOM-NsALXhaysBA&zoom;=1&iact;=rc&dur;=186&sig;=118241885992139910113&page;=1&tbnh;=156&tbnw;=86&start;=0&ndsp;=20&ved;=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx;=28&ty;=90

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Gift Exchange

My skills include:  Sewing, knitting, spinning yarn, dyeing, various types of jewelry (wire, friendship bracelets, beading, etc), making things out of other things, etc. What I'd like to make for someone: Warm hat/poncho/scarf from polar fleece, some kind of cool decorated bag or pouch, knitted amigurumi, skein of novelty yarn, tie dyed item or dyed silk, pretty much anything along those lines. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) S, M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: sure! What I like: Steampunk, colors, technology, horses and other animals, nature, hiking and backpacking, music, reading, running, fire What I don't like: I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) gluten Type of thing I'd love to receive: Creative things, stuff I can't make myself, things involving LEDs, useful things, useless  Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No, sorry (USA) Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I am over 18!

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Top 5 new Instructables 6/5 -6/12

Another week has gone by and another new batch of great new Instructables have popped up. Below is a list of the five, in order, that have received the most pageviews and thus grabbed the most attention lately.So if you haven't check them out yet be sure to give them a read. And if you want more fresh and cool DIY stuff, check out the featured list for many more ideas.Have a great weekend, everyone! Cardboard LumberHow would you like an incredibly strong, cool, and cheap building material for making lightweight tables, chairs, shelves, or anything else you can think of. Reusing cardboard... posted by theRIAA on Jun 8, 2009 Recycled T-shirt NecklaceThis is a really simple soft necklace / scarf that can be made in about five minutes. I keep seeing similar ones being sold for twenty, forty, even sixty dollars while it can ... posted by cucumbersome on Jun 6, 2009 Hand LightsIf you work with your hands and want to have more light where you're working, these hand lights (okay.. forearm lights) work great and are pretty simple to make. Use them for... posted by Ookseer on Jun 6, 2009 Cupcake ConesDelicious, clever, and surprising, these cupcakes impersonating ice cream cones are sure to delight! My mother used to make these for my brother and me when we were kids an... posted by scoochmaroo on Jun 8, 2009 Pool Solar water heaterHow to build a solar pool water heater. posted by Lynxspring on Jun 6, 2009

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Harry Potter Challenge Winners

The Instructables Daily Prophet is happy to report that Voldemort is officially dead!The Ministry thanks Muggle DIY enthusiasts for contributing these projects to the war effort. Constant vigilance!First Prize: Page ViewsWinner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Use Spells to Control Your Computer! by technick29First Prize: RatingsWinner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Make an awesome Harry Potter wand from a sheet of paper and glue gun glue or A really magic Harry Potter wand for Lumos and Reveal Your Secrets charms by KaptinScarletRunners Up: RatingsWinners receive a robot t-shirt.Easy Harry Potter Scarf by keggo24Harry Potter: Make a Death Eater Mask! or Harry Potter: Henna a Dark Mark by grimsqueakerMake a Ministry of Magic memo (owl airplane) by shangrilarcadiaHalf Hour Harry Hat by RobyntheslugRandom Prize:Winner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Harry Potter House Skirt by wolfybrieWinners, check your Instructables inboxes tomorrow- I'll send prize claim information via private message!KaptinScarlet and grimsqueaker each had two projects that fell in successive rank order, so I've listed them both for completeness. They only get one prize, so the additional projects are just listed for your amusement. Do you have a suggestion for the next speed contest? Tell me all about it here. 1 where dragon = laser. What will those Muggles think up next?

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Making my way through 2012.

Hi everyone ! Since Jan. the 1st I decided to set myself up to a little challenge by "making my way" through the year. In 2011 I was really disappointed never to seem to find the time to make enough stuff, so I decided to try to make something - even a little thing - every week. So far so good, as this has forced me to work fast and not overthink projects, and also go dig in the backburner folder to look for ideas. So far I've got : Week #1 : A papercraft and duct-tape mask made after an Army of Two template ; Week #2 : A hand-knit red scarf Week #3 : Chess piece flash drives Week #4 : Mont Black pens, an update on Kingant's original instructable Week #5 : Hackerspace passports from passport-sized Muji notebooks (Instructable coming soon) Week #6 : Plaster mold of my face for a harder version of the mask in Week #1 Week #7 : Custom Wordpress theme for my blog, based on Hamasaki theme (I had lent my Dremel to a friend, which I needed for Week #8 - see below) Week #8 : Fixing and repainting a skateboard found on the street ! Week #9 : Foam mold of the plaster mold from Week #6 ! Week #10 : USB gamepad from original Xbox pad Week #11 : Magnetic blackboard for appartment door (joint project with Rvaya from 5sizes2small Studio) Week #12 : Home-made BookCrossing labels Week #13 : Coming soon ! Have any of you ever tried anything like that ? Anyone have advice for skills to pick up along the way, or fun projects to do ? I'll try to post as many Instructable as possible inspired by that little challenge in the meantime !

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Cosplaying next August, any one else?

Hey every one, huge making project coming up for me (in terms of time, not size) because I'm going to SMASH! Cosplay Convention, Sydney, Australia in August 2010. I'm going with a group of friends from my school as Vocaloid characters and I get to be Kaito! Would any one else in Australia be going? Any way, it should be awesome and I'm excited like hell even though it's 9 months away. I'll keep every one posted on how the out fit's going, I'm going to see if I can get the wig off eBay next week. Then we're all going to Spotlight (fabric store) a little after christmas to get a tonne of the same fabric, but different colors for each character. Then I'm doing the scarf, then the pants, then the undergarments and then the coat. Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated, I'm not amazing at sewing but it should turn out alright, I'll probably start the coat about 6 months from now because I don't want to grow out of it before the convention! By the way, any tips on dying my hair / getting a wig of bright blue? And also, dying my eye brows? (God, this'll look weird at school...) Update #1        18/10/2009 More pictures. I've added some drawn pictures (mine) of my design, you can see the front and back here. First picture: Another cosplaying Vocaloid group, but no Gakupo or Megurine Luka. I'll be the one at the back left. Second picture: SMASH! convention logo.

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(newsletter) Nintendo MP3 Player, Paint with Light, Zen Art...

Jan 15, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back!It's cold here in the northern hemisphere! (OK, it's 70F here in SF, but Robot is still knitting another scarf - best to be prepared.) Regardless of your climate, show us some great ways to fight the chill in the Stay Warm Contest, and win a sleeping bag!Reuse and recycle! Show off a clever reuse for a plastic bottle in the Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest and win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack!The Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest finalists are up! See all the entries who are moving on to Round 2 here! The winners of the Homemade Holidays: Holiday Gifts Contest have been announced! See who won! Fast Foam Lathe by marc.cryan Duct Tape Guide by lukethebook333 Open Manufacturing How to Build 30 Kits by Stuart.Mcfarlan Make Your Leather Boots Last Forever by ehmbee View the finalists! Win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack! Make an Art Bowl from a Plastic Bottle by gulguvenc Snow Arch by AndrewM Make Simple PVC Flutes by Jnkyrdguy Paint with Light by CYNICALifornia Cheap Car Underbody Lights by zerox61 Zen Art With A Water Bottle by domestic_engineer Lined Messenger Bag by cwickham Giant Fake Vacuum Tube by DirkGently Share your best way to fight the cold and win a sleeping bag! See who won! ReUse ReMake Crayons by SomArtMama Pirate Treasure from Trash by 1gruviscrapper Nintendo Controller MP3 Player by ryan97128 Pill Bottle Lamp by wholman Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

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Using Arduino For Communication Device?

Hi there, I'm currently working on a University project for my Final Year and currently have some proposed ideas for a social device which can be worn or attached to clothing. My plan is to create a device which sends messages or other information using a sender/receiver which then stores the information, ready to be read later either through USB or simply viewing it on the device itself. It may even work in a similar way to another, similar project I have found on Instructables (see below). The user would simply wear this item of clothing in a specific environment (such as a nightclub - speaking hyperthetically) which would allow communication between people just by walking past another person with the same device. Think of this as a close-proximity, P2P-type device for communication. https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Lilypad-Interactive-Passion-Sensing-Scarf/ I have talked the project over with my peers and found that there are two main options to creating such a device, which are: - Use several Arduinos (one for each user) which send and receive information via RFID Readers/Writers (again, a set of each for each user) attached to the board. One problem with this is that it will be incredibly bulky and unlikely to survive being washed or put through the punishment that clothing often takes on a daily basis. - Use a central Arduino board which receives information from Arduino XBees which receive information from the central Arduino and are sent information back from it. One problem with this is when several devices come into contact with each other, the central Arduino will be unable to tell which message has come from and should go to another device. However, one plus point with this is that I've heard XBees (Series 2 only) will be able to send and receive information on their own and are incredibly small. If you have any ideas on how this device could be produced or if you have any comments on the above, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have. Cheers, KugarWeb.

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(newsletter) Spy Cam, High Speed Video, Flower Buying Guide...

Feb 12, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Making something sweet for your honey? Enter it in Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest and win some fabulous gourmet chocolate-covered cocoa beans from Cocoa Puro, or a date with our own noahw!The Stay Warm Contest has closed for entries and now it's time to vote! Head on over to the contest page and help choose who wins a brand new sleeping bag!Winners for the Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest have been announced! See who won! Coming soon... Want to win a laser cutter? Stay tuned for your chance: the upcoming Epilog Challenge will be open to any awesome project with a green twist! Clueless Guy's Guide to Buying Flowers by scoochmaroo Motion Triggered Spy Cam by Kipkay How to Build a Wiremap by phedhex Make a Cut-Out Valentine Card by fungus amungus Win a date or gourmet chocolate covered cocoa beans! Interview with an awesome author! Identity Preserving Balaclava by snag hazzard Quick and Easy Uses for Plastic Bottles by velacreations Make Smoked Andouille Sausage by LarouexBBKing Desulfator for 12V Car Batteries by kmpres Featured question from the new Answers section: How do you keep deer out of your garden without a fence? Asked in Home by ewilhelm Propeller Powered Skateboard by crazybuilders Ikea Built My Cat Scratcher by HvW Remote Controlled Basket Ball Robot by prabbit22m Sew a Hooded Scarf or Scoodie! by jessyratfink Vote for your favorite entries! See who won! Paperclip Jump Rings? No way! by doublebirdstrike High Speed Videography by Spl1nt3rC3ll Three Hot Drinks To Warm You Up by Forkable I <3 Accuracy Brownies by shesparticular Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

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2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest Finalists

The winner has been announced here!Instructables and [www.ulsinc.com Universal Laser] are happy to announce the 14 finalists in the Laser Cutter Contest. Ten of the finalists were selected by judges at Instructables.com. The other four finalists were the Instructables that had the two highest pageviews or ratings as of Monday morning, Jan. 7.The authors of these Instructables are all in the running to win a VersaLaser worth over $15,000. Now we turn the voting over to you. Click on the "Vote!" buttons below the Instructables to submit your vote and help decide who wins the grand prize. You can vote for more than one Instructable and voting closes Jan. 31. Judge-selected Finalists(in alphabetical order) Autonomous Foosball Table Build a Greenland Kayak Build a Wind Harp! Build yourself a portable home - a mongolian yurt Extreme Business Cards Giant Fresnel Lens Deathray How I built a carbon bike frame at home (and a bamboo frame too) How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars Laser Image Projector Ratings and Pageviews Finalists How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinet The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD Case Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! Second Place The authors of these Instructables win a robot t-shirt and a laser-etched plaque. Listed in alphabetical order. 30 minute USB microscope The Ambience Enhancer Autonomous, Wirelessly Controlled Hovercraft Conductive Glue And Conductive Thread: Make an LED Display and Fabric Circuit That Rolls Up. Cool Wave Ring Dollar Store Parabolic Mic Handcut inlay A Home Power Plant - Wind Power Generator Revised How to Make a Color-Changing Lighted Faux Fur Scarf How to make a pair of Angel Wings How to Make an OAWR (Obstacle Avoiding Walking Robot) Make DIY Vanilla Extract "Quicksilver" Retro-Future Scooter from appliances and scrap metal Solid Wood Digital Clock The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more! Squishy Breast Stress Relief Toy TiggerBot II Robot Tube Amp Rebuild (and Mod) U-Disp - The Digg (tm) display (Open Source)Wooden Gear ClockThank you to all the judges: ewilhelm, jesse.hensel, PT, randofo, intoon, canida, noahw, stasterisk, fungus amungus, lebowski, T3h_Muffinator, and bofthem.

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Burning Man How-Tos, Costumes, Bikes, and Tips &amp; Tricks

Burning Man, the famous weeklong festival of music, art, free expression, and much more in the Nevada desert, is just around the corner. Whether you're a Burning Man veteran, a first-timer, or someone who is interested from afar, here's a list of some Instructables that will help you prepare and make your unique Burning Man experience even better. General Advice TimAnderson's Tips by TimAnderson Learn all about Burning Man and easy, creative ways to keep yourself prepared and safe from TimAnderson's documentation of his trip to the festival last year. &nbsp; HalcyonPink's Tips by HalcyonPink In this video and the follow-up, Burning Man veteran HalcyonPink gives you his advice. &nbsp; Find Your Fashion Fire Skirt by la The popular fire skirt uses EL wire to give your clothes some personality. &nbsp; Angel Wings by fairywingsandthings If your attire of choice requires wings, you're well covered: you could try these angel wings or a different version . &nbsp; Color-Changing Scarf by enlighted You can't go wrong with clothes that light up. &nbsp; Electric Umbrella by sockmaster You can't go wrong with accessories that light up, either. &nbsp; Bikes and the Like Wobble Bike by dan For a fun twist on a regular bike, convert it into a wobble bike that you have to steer from both the back and the front. &nbsp; Kite-Powered Land Proa by aerohydro Derived from a water proa Instructable, this vehicle transplants the idea to land--ideal for flat, dry terrain like the playa. &nbsp; Tall Bike by TimAnderson Get an aerial view of all the action while you bike along with this tall bike that anyone can build. . &nbsp; Chopper Bicycle by KoolKat Few bike designs are as functional and attention-grabbing as the chopper, and you can follow these directions to upgrade your old bike, chopper style. &nbsp; Furry Pink Bike by HalcyonPink Burning Man is all about being creative and expressing yourself--and your bike is a perfect item to deck out in your own personal style. &nbsp; LED Bike Wheel Images by ladyada Transform your bike wheels with LEDs that you can program to glow to form various patterns, images, and designs . &nbsp; Shelter and Shade Parachute Shade Structure by benjcarson This Burning Man-tested structure will help protect you from the raw elements of the playa. &nbsp; Rebar Tent Stakes by tk1314 Normal tent stakes won't be too effective at Burning Man, but these made from rebar prevent impaling and will hold your tent firmly. &nbsp; Portable Yurt by TimAnderson This version of a yurt, a Mongolian tent-like structure, is portable and can be assembled and disassembled easily. &nbsp; Fire, Flying Things, and Other Fun Firebreathing by Tetranitrate A combination of fire, art, and fun, you can light up the desert night with firebreathing tricks. &nbsp; Cincinnati Fire Kite by stasterisk Kiting is a very popular activity at Burning Man, and you can join in with a this kite that combines flying and fire together into a night-time spectacle. &nbsp; Fire Staff by Stone Light both ends of the staff and spin to create your own patterns. &nbsp; Candle-Powered Hot Air Balloon by ewilhelm A simple combination of birthday candles, painter's plastic, and balsa wood can turn into a functional hot air balloon. &nbsp; Homemade Poi by Hydra Learn to make homemade practice poi that can be used anywhere--and check out other Instructables on how to spin poi and other DIY poi designs. &nbsp; If you're going to Burning Man this year, we hope this helps and have a fun, safe, and exciting experience!

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Graffiti artists replicate The Matrix on Instructables.com--and win $15,000 Universal Laser Cutter!

Instructables and Universal Laser are happy to announce that the incredibly creative Instructable, How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) has won the Grand Prize in the 2008 Instructables.com and Universal Laser Cutter Contest: a 40-watt VersaLaser laser cutter valued at over $15,000!Grand Prize Winner How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) provides an extremely detailed Instructables tutorial on how to build a cheap, portable special-effects rig to create "bullet-time" animations--a technique, popularized in The Matrix movies, where the audience's point-of-view moves around the scene at normal speed while the action on screen is slowed down."We want to inspire great ideas and provide skills, tools, and shared know-how," Instructables CEO Eric Wilhelm explained. "This project represents exactly what we're trying to achieve with Instructables."The DIY Bullet Time Instructable was created and documented by the Graffiti Research Lab, an open-source urban art and communication collective supported by the Free Art & Technology Lab, a Brooklyn-based non-profit research lab creating work at the intersection of popular culture and the public domain."This will be the cornerstone of our new lab space," said GRL member fi5e. "A whole crew of creative people are really excited to put this thing to use! Thanks for helping us bring the VersaLaser to Brooklyn."The winner was chosen by votes from Instructables users and our panel of expert judges, who reviewed the 14 finalists drawn from a pool of over 600 entries. Congratulations to fi5e and everyone at the GRL - we know you'll really put the VersaLaser to work, and can't wait to see what great things you make! First Prize(in alphabetical order) Autonomous Foosball Table Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! Build a Greenland Kayak Build a Wind Harp! Build yourself a portable home - a mongolian yurt Extreme Business Cards Giant Fresnel Lens Deathray How I built a carbon bike frame at home (and a bamboo frame too) How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinet Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars Laser Image Projector The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD Case Second Prize The authors of these Instructables win a robot t-shirt and a laser-etched plaque. Listed in alphabetical order. 30 minute USB microscope The Ambience Enhancer Autonomous, Wirelessly Controlled Hovercraft Conductive Glue And Conductive Thread: Make an LED Display and Fabric Circuit That Rolls Up. Cool Wave Ring Dollar Store Parabolic Mic Handcut inlay A Home Power Plant - Wind Power Generator Revised How to Make a Color-Changing Lighted Faux Fur Scarf How to make a pair of Angel Wings How to Make an OAWR (Obstacle Avoiding Walking Robot) Make DIY Vanilla Extract "Quicksilver" Retro-Future Scooter from appliances and scrap metal Solid Wood Digital Clock The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more! Squishy Breast Stress Relief Toy TiggerBot II Robot Tube Amp Rebuild (and Mod) U-Disp - The Digg (tm) display (Open Source)Wooden Gear Clock Expert JudgesTo help us judge, we assembled an amazing team of expert designers, engineers, hackers, journalists, scientists, technologists, and other really smart people. They spent hours examining each of the finalists Instructables and helping us make a decision. We'd like to send a huge "Thank You" to each of our incredible judges. We couldn't have done it without you.Violet Blue (author, blogger, podcaster, columnist, and SRL vet)Gareth Branwyn (Contributing Editor, MAKE Magazine)Zoz Brooks (Host, of the upcoming TV Show Prototype This)Joe Brown (Editor, Wired Magazine)Colin Bulthaup (CTO of Potenco, co-founder Squid Labs) David Calkins (Co-founder of RoboGames) Julia Cosgrove (Deputy Editor, ReadyMade Magazine)Chris Csikszentmihalyi (Professor at the MIT Media Lab, Computing Culture Group)Simone Davalos (Co-founder of RoboGames) Lenore Edman (Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories)Dan Goldwater (Founder of monkeylectric, co-founder Squid Labs)Saul Griffith (President of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs, MacArthur Fellow)Duncan Haberly (Instructables)Matthew Hancher (NASA Researcher in the Intelligent Systems Division)Brian Lam (Editor, Gizmodo)Ed Lewis (Instructables)Jeffrey McGrew (Designer, Because We Can)Chuck Messer (Tackle Design, The Open Prosthetics Project, host of Discovery's Smash Lab)Megan Miller (Editor, PopSci)Jim Newton (Founder of TechShop)Quinn Norton (Journalist)Windell Oskay (Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories)David Pescovitz (BoingBoing, Institute for the Future, MAKE Magazine)Cloude Porteus (Instructables)Randy Sarafan (Instructables, Eyebeam Resident)Peter Semmelhack (Founder of Buglabs)Tyghe Trimble (News Editor, Discover Magazine)Noah Weinstein (Instructables)Eric Wilhelm (CEO of Instructables, co-founder Squid Labs)Dan Woods (Associate Publisher, MAKE Magazine) For the full information on how the winners were chosen, click here.

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