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Snack Question

When i get hungry, I eat fruit, carrots, or something like that. But, is eatting a piece of bread as a snack healthy. F.Y.I. Brand: Nature's Own Type: Honey wheat

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Favorite snacks.

My favorite snack is a bag of goldfish mixed with chocolate chips and a glass of Coca-cola on the side. What's yours?

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favorite snacks? Answered

Whats your favorite snacks to have if possible try and put up a how to about how to make it btw mine if having colby jack cheese and preztles and make sure the chees is on top of the preztles its better for some odd reason

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Scientists Snack on Giant Squid

Recently scientists in middle-earth have admitted to snacking on a colossal squid being stored at their lab, while working on defrosting another giant squid. Mark Fenwick says that "It was almost like a tua tua, you know a cockle. It was very nice. It left a real taste in your mouth and stayed for quite a while,"(They say that they were checking for ammonia, but I suspect they just love the taste of cockle.)Remind me never to be a giant squid.Link

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Freeze dried green bean snacks?

I would like to know how to make this really good snack. We have a ton of green beans in the garden and would like to make my own homemade snacks. I think I might know of the freeze drying process, but would like a recipe for the coating that is on the beans. The beans I have eaten have just a slight hint of sweetness to them. What is used??? Thanks for any help!!

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what should i eat for a snack?

 i dont know what to eat

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How to make "circus food" snacks?

My friends and I are having a pot luck, so it doesn't have to be fancy or healthy, for that matter.  I need to make 12 servings of what they call "circus food" because we are going to watch Cirque Du Soleil and that is our theme this week.  However, I'm not sure where to start!  Any ideas would be fantastic!

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Where to find quality, easy, clean, yet delicious finger-food snacks?

Hello, friends! I am looking for good quality snack foods that are easy to make and they must be (yes, must) delicious. Thank you.

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What is this?

What is this delicious looking snack? It looks like fried avacado, but I've searched and can't find it. I want fried avacado. 

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Is there any easy snack food I can make that is of Spanish origin that I can give to a large group of people?

Yeah, so one of my relatives has this Spanish class and all the members have to take food in once a month. Sauce doesn't count unless it's with some other kind of snack. It doesn't really matter what it is as long as it's a finger-food-ish snack food that comes from a Spanish speaking country like Spain, Mexico or Peru. She also have a limited time schedule and she's been pretty sick lately so I offered to help but so far I've come up short (even though I admit I haven't looked very hard). Thanks in advance for your thoughts, I look forward to seeing some of the great ideas people here have up their sleeves.

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need help on quick and easy snack recipe Answered

I basically want to make a short and fast snack that requires minimal ingredients, and only needs a microwave or toaster oven to bake if needed. i have very little cooking power, and being ak id i don't trust the stove and oven to much... i don't care if it's sweet, salty or (my favorite =P) spicy

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I haven't received my monthly snacks prize yet, is there something extra I should do?

I recently came third in the snacks contest. I got my Instructables prize pack with my apron and stickers, but how do I know if I'll get my monthly snacks prize? Is there anything extra I should do, or know about? Thanks,

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How to interface a (snack/drink) vending machine interface to a PC?

Hello experts and entrhusiasts, I don't know much about the currently used food/drink vending machines (Bianchi, SAECO, etc). My question is the following: -is it possible to interface/intercommunicate them with a PC ? -what sort of connection do they have (RS232, CANbus,...) ? -do they use a special language/operating system for managing the vending stuff  ? - are there available schematics, hardware/software descriptions about these machines ? What I want to do is to query them about of the actual state of products(number of selled/not selled) thank you your kindness katus

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Graduation party ideas? Answered

Just wondering if anyone has any clever little graduation themed snack food ideas, games, decorations, food items, etc. for a graduation party. Invitations are already made so I need to figure out everything but that! Thanks ahead of time!

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Pringles ARE Potato Crisps (Chips)

Procter & Gamble will be forced to pay tens of millions of pounds in VAT after losing a legal battle with the (UK) taxman over its Pringles snack.The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Inland Revenue, which maintained that Pringles constitute a potato snack and are, therefore, liable for VAT (tax). The Appeal Court judges disagreed with a previous ruling that the low potato content (42%) exempted Pringles from VAT.See here for BBC article

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whats a good alternative to Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) (see question)?

Hi everyone i recently tried roasting chickpeas as a snack and they worked out pretty nice with a good texture but I'm not to keen on the taste, so i was wondering what are some good alternatives to chickpeas as a toasted snack. preferably something around chickpea size that can be flavored with things like onion powder, and will have a nice crunchy texture  :) thank you! AAG

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My first Ible' - Sausage rolls

Https://www.instructables.com/id/Family_special_Christmas_Sausage_rolls/What do you think of it?Oh and merry christmas!

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How to fix error in title of my instructable?

I recently submitted my first instructable, "Easy But Addicting Garlic & Butter Snack Mix".  Before publishing it I spell-checked it twice and made good and sure that there were no typos or mispellings.  It has now been published, and there is a GREAT BIG TYPO in the title!!!  It appears this way: "Easy But Addicting Garlic & Butter Snack M&hellip".  This is not how it was submitted, and when I click on the entry the title appears just fine; it is only in the main page of Snack Food Contest entries that it appears wrong.  I have submitted 2 emails to the instructables team but keep getting automated responses that are of no help.  I can't seem to fix the problem in "edit" from my account, as it appears to be fine when I view it that way.  How did this happen, and how do I get it corrected?  Help!!

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What are some unique cookie/snack ideas i could bring to school for a project?

I'm doing a 'how to' project at school and i want to make something that other people definitely wouldn't be bringing.

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Laser cutter party!

Here's an awesome idea - host a laser-cutter party. Somebody with a laser cutter lets people bring their ideas and designs to make and show off. At this one in New York, they even made the snacks on the cutter...

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Savannah Show and Tell Report

We had some nice projects at the show and tell. Small crowd, but enthusiastic. We had a wall-hanging piece of art/network firewall, a salvaged and modded electric scooter, a homemade drill, my little USB charging flashlight, and an ornithopter flying across the cafe. We took turns riding the scooter around the parking lot and ate a few snack cakes. It was fun seeing everyone's ingenuity in one spot. And by everyone, I mean both of us. It was great. And I got to keep all the leftover snacks! Thanks for the stickers; I handed out quite a few of them. All in all, it was a great success. Looking to see more people and more resourcefulness at the next show and tell.

Topic by royalestel  


Does anyone know how to make pop-tarts?

It's kind of a weird question but Iv'e been searching for a while and noticed they don't sell pop-tarts anymore. I was just wondering if anyone knew how to make their own homemade ones?

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Muffin Recipes...... GO!!!

 Post your very favourite muffin recipes. If your not going to give up the precious recipe made great by your ancestors and passed down to you, Post a picture. Tickle our taste buds. Anything Muffin-ish.

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Melting Steel with the Sun

Now I'd like to see an 'ible on that! A very neat contraption indeed! The only thing that was weird, was when he described a hot-dog. "Traditional, American, lunch-time, hot-dog, snack."  Very strange.      Link via Boing Boing

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Instructables Show and Tell - 10/29

Come show off all of your awesome projects at the annual Instructables Show and Tell on Friday the 29th! Everyone is welcome to attend and present their projects. Halloween themed projects and costumes are particularly welcomed and encouraged! The best costume of the night will win a fabulous award! For those in need of a last minute costume, show up and become zombified before your very eyes! Ghastly refreshments and snacks will be served. No trick or treater will be refused. Friday the 29th of October, 2010. Snacks and schmoozing at 6pm, presentations* start at 7pm.  Note that this is a participatory event - if you're not bringing something to show, then please bring food and/or drinks to contribute. Instructables World HQ 82 2nd St. - 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA *Presentations are quick, fun, and informal.  Bring something neat to show off, and skip the formal powerpoint.

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I'll SUBSCRIBE to you! Just leave me a comment :)

  Just say Hi!! or something random!! Everyone on here deserves to be recognized, and though i may not have unlimited patches, i have unlimited subscriptions!! Thankyou!! -Kevin C. also, subscribe to me :) Once you have seen this topic, please mention it to other members! 

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cod liver

Had a fine can of cod liver in its own oil. Found it to be quite nice and mild in taste and in texture. I spread it on crackers but it made me wonder if there were any other good ways of making snacks and or other foods using the liver. Does any one else know of other ways to use the cod liver and the oil? Thanks.

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Convenience Winch for use in Home Loft

I would love to get ideas for making a winch that I can mount as needed on the railing of my home loft (without damaging the railing), for use in exchanging cold drinks, snacks, office supplies, etc.  between family members on the two levels of the house without needless stair climbing.   Apologies for my terrible SketchUp skills. 

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Achievement link error

I happened to notice an error in my Achievement. I have won the recent Snack Food Contest here: https://www.instructables.com/contest/snack2013/ But when I click on the Achievement in My page, it brings up this page: https://www.instructables.com/contest/snackfood/ I have emailed service@instructables.com, no response yet. Anybody here had the same issue beefore and knows how to correct it?

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Healthy Foods - Good for your Body and look like your Body

This unique twist on food and nutrition will give you a visual queue to help you remember what body part is benefiting as you snack! Foods That Look Like Body Parts They're Good For found in Women's Day. Can you think of any other foods that would fit this category?

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Things you can do with RC car

What can you do with a RC car? With a cheap one you can take it apart and have a remote control motors -light switch -RC spud gun firer or starting something dangerous. -moving surveillance cameras -many more stuff With a good, truck version -snack fetcher -surveillance bot -attach a mop to it -many more (sorry no pictures, camera broken)

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what are some ways I can 'dog proof' my cat litter boxes? Answered

 I have several indoor rescue cats so I need many boxes.  Even with daily cleaning, the dogs still manage to find those tasty 'snacks'. With many cats, the box needs to be easy to clean but still hard for the dogs to get into. The dogs are a 90lb Bernese Mountain Dog and a 9lb Chinese Crested

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Anyone know how to prepare traditional Dutch RAW HERRING? Answered

Anyone know how to prepare traditional Dutch RAW HERRING? the kind that is just eaten raw with or without onions as a snack. i was recently in amsterdam and loved it! i live in new york city tho, and haven't found it here yet.  i know there is brining involved, and i think something about enzyme preserving... but haven't found any 'recipes' online... Advice?? 

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Boston-Area Show & Tell at MITERS, November 2!

If you're in the Boston area, get your projects ready- MITERS is hosting a fall Show & Tell! What: Fall Show & TellWhen: 7:30pm, Friday, November 2007Where: MITERS - the MIT Electronic Research Society N52-115, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA Behind the MIT MuseumBring: Friends, snacks, (non-alcoholic) beverages, and your projects to show off!RSVP: to stars (at) mit (dot) eduBack when we were at MIT, the founders of Instructables and Squid Labs hung out at MITERS. It's a great place, full of creative nerds who love to build things, share them with others, and teach what they know.Drop by for the Show and Tell, and bring your projects and ideas, some snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic- this is the MIT campus), your friends and family (kids welcome, but keep an eye on them- this is a functional shop), and lots of enthusiasm! Halloween projects are perfect for Show & Tell, and you've got an excuse to wear your costume again! The DIY Halloween contest ends on November 4, so take a few shots and post your entries. Remember we're accepting pictures and videos as well as full Instructables!We're sending along some special limited-edition Halloween Robot stickers, too- make sure to grab one!

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Nerd Pride Movie Night 2: Ghostbusters, 7:30/8:30pm 6/15 at Instructables HQ

Come to Nerd Pride Movie Night. We have ice cream.We had a great group here last time for Real Genius- who's ready for Nerd Pride Movie Night 2.0? It's a fine opportunity to meet the people behind the usernames, have some snacks, and yell at the screen when necessary. In fact, we encourage it. It's Eric's birthday, so we'll have homemade ice cream too!The movie: Come watch Ghostbusters, another nerd cult classic from 1984. Starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis.Plot summary: Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Who you gonna call?The Details:Starting at 7:30pm we'll serve Andrea's fabulous homemade ice cream, meet each other, and give tours of the control tower. We'll start the show at about 8:30pm, shortly after sunset. We'll provide the ice cream and toppings, some starter snacks, and fresh popcorn for the movie. Bring some movie snacks and whatever you'd like to drink.Location: Instructables, 2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CANote that the mapping programs don't get our location exactly right. We're in the control tower at the old Alameda naval air base.Directions here that work best when coupled with the map of the base. I'll see about updating them; in the meantime, PM me if you've got any questions.What is Nerd Pride Movie Night?Nerd Pride movies celebrate nerds doing their thing. These are not just movies for nerds, or movies nerds like to watch- these movies are classic examples of nerds using their science and tech skills to overcome overwhelming (and often ridiculous) odds. We'll be alternating Instructables Show & Tell with Nerd Pride Movie Night every month until we think of something even more entertaining to do. I'm toying with the idea of Bad Science Movie Night (The Core!), but we'll see how the nerd classics fare first. Suggestions are encouraged, but ultimately subject to my dictatorial whim.

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Nerd Pride Movie Night 2: Ghostbusters, 7:30/8:30pm 6/15 at Instructables HQ

Come to Nerd Pride Movie Night. We have ice cream.We had a great group here last time for Real Genius- who's ready for Nerd Pride Movie Night 2.0? It's a fine opportunity to meet the people behind the usernames, have some snacks, and yell at the screen when necessary. In fact, we encourage it. It's Eric's birthday, so we'll have homemade ice cream too!The movie: Come watch Ghostbusters, another nerd cult classic from 1984. Starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis.Plot summary: Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Who you gonna call?The Details:Starting at 7:30pm we'll serve Andrea's fabulous homemade ice cream, meet each other, and give tours of the control tower. We'll start the show at about 8:30pm, shortly after sunset. We'll provide the ice cream and toppings, some starter snacks, and fresh popcorn for the movie. Bring some movie snacks and whatever you'd like to drink.Location: Instructables, 2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CANote that the mapping programs don't get our location exactly right. We're in the control tower at the old Alameda naval air base.Directions here that work best when coupled with the map of the base. I'll see about updating them; in the meantime, PM me if you've got any questions.What is Nerd Pride Movie Night?Nerd Pride movies celebrate nerds doing their thing. These are not just movies for nerds, or movies nerds like to watch- these movies are classic examples of nerds using their science and tech skills to overcome overwhelming (and often ridiculous) odds. We'll be alternating Instructables Show & Tell with Nerd Pride Movie Night every month until we think of something even more entertaining to do. I'm toying with the idea of Bad Science Movie Night (The Core!), but we'll see how the nerd classics fare first. Suggestions are encouraged, but ultimately subject to my dictatorial whim.

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100% uploaded picture is no seen

I found this problem during a step by step Instructables: https://www.instructables.com/id/Khandvi-a-snack-from-Gujarat/ I uploaded all pictures in one batch. When I got to step 1 of the Instructables, I found one of pictures was not in the library. I clicked on "upload" tab, it showed 100% uploaded but it didn't show up in the library or the instructables, nor the specific step. I refreshed browser. It didn't help.  I tried "select files", "upload" a few times, it didn't help. I logged out my account, logged in and tried the above tricks, still didn't work. What's problem? How to fix it? How to add that picture to the step?  

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Rekey a key-based electrical switch? Answered

I'm looking to make an enclosure for my 3D printer here shortly, as I plan to take it to a convention or two. While I plant to ALWAYS have someone I trust at the printer, I am thinking long term, and wanting to ensure that no one can mess with the printer while I am away (say for a snack run or to use the bathroom).  Either way, the enslure I plan to make is also planned to have a set of key-based switches. I would like all the switchs to use the same key, so I only have to keep on key on me to run the whole thing. I would also like this to be the same key that locks the access panel to the PSU and the actual printer itself, but I know that may be pushing it a bit.

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NRW 2012 Robot Block Party!

This year for National Robotics Week, we're hosting a Robot Block Party! Who: Robot fans of all ages! When: Monday, April 9, from 4-7pm Where: Autodesk Gallery, 2nd Floor, 1 Market St. SF, CA What: Robots!  Robot kits!  Robot builders!  Robot-themed activities!  More ROBOTS! We'll also serve pizza, snacks, and home-made liquid nitrogen ice cream mixed live on-site!    Sign ups are now open!   (Please fill out the form so we've got your name on the list for building security.) We've got robot demos and talks from the founders of Robogames, sculptor Nemomatic, and inflatable robots from Otherlab.  Stay tuned for more information - there will be more robots, more presenters, and more robot fun!

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Halloween Project Contest and Build Party at Squid Labs

For all of October, Instructables is having a Halloween project contest. We're giving away Make controller kits, Wild Planet Toys Spy Cameras, Magazine subscriptions, and Instructables patches. Check here for full details.To kick off a great DIY-Halloween, Instructables is hosting a build party at Squid Labs this Friday October 6th at 7:30 PM. We'll have sewing machines, pumpkins and knives, spooky music, mills and lathes, scrap material, snacks, and plenty of cameras to document everything. Bring your proto-costume, your great Halloween ideas, or anything else you want to work on. RSVP by sending me an email so I'll have some sense of how many people to expect. If you're too far away, how about having a build party in your town this Friday as well?!

Topic by ewilhelm  


Halloween Costume Ball

Come one, come all, to our Halloween Costume Ball! The festivities commence at 6:30pm on October 27. Bring your friends, family, costumes, snacks, and enthusiasm- we'll supply the fabulous venue, music, more snacks, roof deck, and skyline view of San Francisco.This time the Show & Tell project is your costume! Build, sew, assemble, hot-glue, knit, or weld something awesome, and wear it with pride. If you don't have a costume come anyway, and build one here! Pose in your costume in front of our spooky backdrop, and enter your photo in the Halloween contest! Awesome prizes await.Things to do:Eat Jesse's birthday cakeMake costumesBob for applesCarve pumpkinsWhack Halloween pinatasPose for a ghoulish costume photo shootDance to spooky musicTry ghost writing (laser etching- bring your phone!)Watch classic monster movies Details:The party starts at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 27th.Bring yourself, your costume, your friends and family, and something to eat or drink. The Halloween Costume Ball will feature costume making, bobbing for apples, dancing, ghostly writing (laser engraving), monster movies, a ghoulish photo shoot, and Halloween Pinatas with enough candy to rot your fangs out!There will be a dancing on the roof deck, weather permitting, and a movie room showing non-stop monster classics!Come early for pumpkin carving. We'll have tools and a few pumpkins on hand, but you can bring your own!Have something to demo or display? Let me know, and we'll get you table space.This event is kid-friendly- we'd love to see their costumes too, and will run the interactive events before bedtime.RSVPs requested, though not absolutely required- we need a decent crowd estimate to ensure enough tricks and treats for everyone! Drop me a PM or email at canida at instructables dot com.We'll see you there!Instructables HQThe Squid Labs Control Tower2175 Monarch St.Alameda, CA 94501We'll see you there! Eric and I will be wearing our elf costumes.

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Instructables Show & Tell- in our town, and yours

Come to the first Instructables Show & Tell near you this March! Held in the Bay Area (Friday 3/9, 7pm at Instructables HQ), the Boston area (Saturday 3/10, 7pm, hosted by MITERS), Austin (Saturday 3/10 at SXSW, hosted by dorkbot ), NYC (Thursday 3/22, hosted by Etsy, Make, PopSci, and Create Digital Music) , Atlanta (Friday 3/30, 8pm), Savannah (Thursday, 3/22), and Orlando (Friday 3/23, 6pm). Contact me by private message if you'd like to host an Instructables Show & Tell in your area, and we'll add it to the list. Locations and times will be posted at the bottom of the page. We'll be doing this again, so plan ahead.The TheoryHow to Host an Instructables Show and TellBring your friends & family, drinks or a snack for the table, and something you've made (or are thinking about or working on) to share with the group. You'll meet a diverse group of smart, excited art and technology geeks who want to talk to you about your projects and ideas. Please RSVP so we'll have a decent guess how many people to expect.Examples: your new LED, LEGO, or K'nex project, a cool screen-printed T-shirt, neat origami, a cool bike mod, home-made kimchee, alternate uses for your ipod, a fire-breathing Godzilla, a neat example of vintage technology, or just a cool idea you'd like to explore with other like-minded people. Anything you'd put up as an Instructable is definitely fair game- bring it by and show it off. Email or message me if you've got specific questions.Note: NO PowerPoint. You've got 2-4 minutes to talk about your project; words and models are best way to do a quick demo.SCHEDULE:7pm Doors open for mingling and snacks. If you've got something to talk about, put your name on the whiteboard. If not, you'd best have brought extra snacks.~8-9:30 Show & Tell. We run through the list, giving everyone a couple of minutes to talk about their project/idea and answer a few questions. In-depth discussion is saved for later so everyone gets a chance to demo their project; there will be a gong.~9:30-10:30 Check out what you liked, ask the questions we didn't get to during Show & Tell, talk to the cute nerd you've been eyeing across the room, and help clean out the rest of the snacks.Now you can join your geographic group!LOCATIONS: Bay Area Instructables, Friday 9 March, 7pm2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CA directionsRSVP: canida(*at*) instructables.com Boston Area MITERS, Saturday 10 March, 7pm265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA directionsMost of the Instructables & Squid Labs founders built things at MITERS when they were in school; it's a neat clubhouse full of people who love to make fun things. They've got an Instructables group to show some of them off. NOTE: Please don't bring beer or wine as this event is on the MIT campus. Austin dorkbot Saturday, 10 March, 6-8pmBrush Square Park at 5th and Neches map(electronic art) Come to a special dorkbot during the SXSW Interactive Festival! We'll have a carnival style presentation of mad science fun spread across stations around the tent. Between scheduled presentations, show off your own project and get 30 seconds on the mike to tell the crowd about your demented electronic pursuits before being unceremoniously buzzed off the stage by 20,000 volts of raw power! Enormously raw POWER! Brush Square Park is adjacent to the Austin Convention Center, host of SXSW.Mandatory RSVP here or email rsvp@dorkbotaustin.org New York Etsy Labs Thursday, 22 March, 7pm325 Gold St., 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY mapHosted by Etsy, MAKE, PopSci, & Create Digital Music Atlanta Taco Mac Perimeter Friday, 30 March 8pm1211 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta, GA mapRSVP: PM irollmyown or email jenny (*at*) hackaddict.net Orlando Panera Friday, 23 March 6pm11472 University Blvd., Orlando, FL mapRSVP: PM trebuchet03 or or send him email @gmail.com Savannah Thursday, 22 March, 6:30pmCafe at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA mapRSVP: PM royalestelYour City Here?Volunteer to host now! Libraries, schools, and other community venues will often let you reserve space. Just send me a personal message or an email and we'll coordinate.

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Halloween Food Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners for the Halloween Food Contest.  This year brought a host of inspiring, terrifying, and ghoulish projects.  As always, it was a labor of love to have to sort through such impressive projects to choose the final nine.   Monkey Brain Cake took our top spot, with its glorious presentation and gruesome concept.  It took three days to sculpt this masterpiece, and it shows.  The photos are clean, compelling, and informative. The write-up is informative, easy to follow, and injected with humor and a real sense of the author’s personality.  Many congrats to BubbleandSweet  and thanks for sharing this epic project with us. Second prize went to three fantastic entries:  hungryhappenings’ Bleeding Cake Ball Brains showcases a clever use of several techniques, and exploits an ice cube tray to its best effect.  The finished product is subtle until interacted with, adding a delicious element of surprise.  The photos are bright and clear, and the write-up is easy to follow. The author also offers helpful suggestions for addressing trouble spots and how to make individual elements really stand out. chefsea’s Assorted Eyeballs and Sockets impressed us with a clever and unconventional use of ingredients to create an eye-popping result.  So much care and detail was put into creating such a gory, and yet appetizing snack.  The write up is deli-eye-tfully punny, and the photos well illustrated the technique.  The final result looks almost too realistic to eat! Most Awesome Halloween Cake comes to us from new author, licenseless.  While the write-up is a little hard to digest, the concept and execution are impressive.   Every part of the cake and its accoutrements were hand-sculpted to a sublimely sanguinary effect.   Small details like adding the veins to the heart before covering it in fondant are a great tribute to the amount of skill that went into creating this entry.  The third prize slots were gobbled up by five fantastic entries. Candy Corn on the Cob by alaskantomboy stormed the Internet and garnered over 100K impressive page views.  This was a very simple execution on a super clever idea.  Kudos to the great work, informative write-up, and fun photos that make this entry shine. How To Make Spider Cake Pops With Webs by sugarkissed.net is an adorable take on a modern classic.  It combines clever techniques with fun, illustrated graphics to provide a sweet Halloween treat. Ewwy Gooey Slime Filled Cupcakes by Make.Bake.Celebrate is a cheerfully disgusting sweet that could easily be tailored to suit several themes.  Quite impressive is the author’s ability to match the internal slime to the external hairy eyeball tumors, yet maintaining very different textures and mouthfeel.  Perfect balance of gross and cute, and extra points to the fun photo styling.  Halloween Stamped Tortilla Chips by wold630 introduces a fun way to liven up even the simplest of party snack.  With such clear photos, the descriptive text becomes almost unnecessary.  This is another project that can easily be modified to suit any occasion. A brilliantly simple technique applied to a very versatile, crowd friendly food, capitalizing on the Halloween theme. danlynne07 had almost too many great entries to choose from!  Haunted Grave Cupcakes is a very cute, hand-sculpted design that would surely take the cake at any party.    A very cute and clever, well-crafted design. All in all, this year brought a very impressive showing from authors both seasoned and new.   We appreciate the amount of effort everyone put into their creations, and look forward to next year's crop of spooktacular snacks and freakish fare.  

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North Carolina Show & Tell Final details

Well, semi-final details anyway. Here's what we've got:Show & Tell, Boone, North Carolina. We'll be at the Bald Guy Brew coffee shop, November 8th, 2 PM. If you're interested in coming PM me or email me at the address I have listed on my profile. If you want to come but don't have a project or skill you want to talk about, make some awesome some food and bring that. If you're driving any distance and need to stay in town overnight, PM me about that too. I'll point you in the right direction. It's looking like it will be a great crowd. We'll have a blacksmith, some guys from the ASU solar club, snacks, and a lot of other great stuff going on. If you have a PowerPoint for your presentation, put it on a USB drive. We'll have a screen and a computer. And coffee.Hope to see you there! If you plan on coming let us know so we have a general headcount.Cheers,-DMC

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Join Us at Providence Open Market

FIND US:Fall Out of Summer Fest (FOOS) SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 21, 2008 THE ARTIST EXCHANGE Rear lot50 ROLFE SQUARECRANSTON, RI 02910FAMILY-ORIENTED -- FOOD --MUSIC --FUN FOR EVERYONE! UNIQUE ITEMS JUST RIGHT FOR GIFT GIVING ITEMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS WELL-CRAFTED AND HAND-MADE GOODS ONE-OF-A-KIND TWINS SETS DON'T MISS IT!!! Providence Open Market:SATURDAYS -- SEPTEMBER -- 6, 13, 20, 27 11AM-5PM Lippit Park -- where Hope Street & Blackstone BLVD MeetEverybody can enjoy this event -- two legged and four!Snacks! Hand-made apparel and home goods suitable for gift-giving!Art! WHERE WE'VE BEEN:WAKEFIELD BALLOON FESTIVAL -- JULY 17-20TIVERTON ARTS FAIR -- JULY 18CLASSICAL ARTS FAIR, SAKONNETT VINEYARD -- JUNE 14APEIRON FAIR FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING -- COVENTRY -- JUNE 06http://members.bluegoosenews.com/nomowallysinthebaghttp://nomowallysinthebag.blogspot.com/Come and see us!!!

Topic by zannord  


The Frozen Treats Contest is starting Monday, 7/8!

There may be few ways to escape the heat this summer, but at least you can cope with it by eating yummy frozen treats. All you need to do to enter is to throw some (edible) concoctions together and stick them in the freezer. That's right! The freezer can be used as more than just a tool for standing in front of. Your freezer can also be used to make ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, ice pops, smoothies, and other icy forms of goodness. Break free of the hegemony of the Hagaan-Daz-Industrial-Complex, and combat this sweltering summer with your own frigidly frozen snacks. By sharing the delicious ways you keep cool, you are entering to win an ice cream maker, waffle cone maker, and loads of other fun prizes. Simply post a Step-By-Step, Photo or Video Instructable that explains to us how you made your frozen treat. We look forward to seeing (and trying!) all of your amazing entries (because this heat is killing us). Check out the contest page to see all the details.

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It's the End of the World As We Know It ...

... and I Feel Fine.So the LCH "red button" day is coming up. It is supposed to happen mid-June with collisions starting a couple of months later (I haven't found any actual dates yet though). I know that the chances of it producing a mini black hole that gobbles up the Earth (or one of many other strange, never before seen, apocalyptic theoretical physics scenarios) are small, but still ...Who thinks it would be fun to throw a party the night before they fire it up? So if the next day we all cease to exist, we could at least have the satisfaction of going out with a (big) bang. The parties could be physics themed too. We could have snacks and drinks that are composed of atoms. We could tell physics jokes ("Supercollider, I barely even know her"). We could read passages from "Flatland". And to finish the night off (this almost goes without saying for apocalypse motivated parties) we would have a massive bokononism style orgy.What do you say Instructables members, want to rub some feet?Edit: CERN is actually being sued to prevent the firing up of the LHC. Link

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Your Earliest Creations

What were some of your earliest creations? My first year in the college dorm, I hacked an alarm clock to turn on a light, and/ or radio in my bunk. Although there were existing light timers on the market, they were noisy, and inaccurate. My design had the option of switching on the light by the alarm, or with a toggle switch. It also had a low power neon bulb with which to check the time. It was all very easy to switch by touch.  Looking back, there were some funny things about it. I knew nothing about wirenuts. All the connections were soldered, then insulated with silicon caulk. All the switches and connections were installed in a box which had  held my crayons in elementary school. Hah. I still like physical buttons. I still have buttons on my cell which I can feel. I like that. I may have ta give that up soon to get a phone with the features I want. That whole braille operation thing, however, goes back to wanting to operate the thing in the dark, or while my eyes are on somethin else (like the road?)  All in all, I'd rather have a microwave with 2 intuitive dials than with fancy features which need 100 watts of lighting when I just want a midnite snack. But I ramble. Back to the original question: What did you make when you were young(er)

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Is your local shop ripping you-off?

I was vaguely interested in wholesale prices for shop products, and managed to find this price-list. The wholesale price is WSP, RSP I guess is the Recommended Sale Price (I think there must be tax in there somewhere), and whatever POV stands for would be the margin. If you think someone's expensive: either they've got an expensive supplier, or you don't know WSP, or they are making the most of you. (But remember, 8-'till-laters work hard to earn a living, they do need some margin) P & H price-list - as a major distributor these prices will be around the "good as one can get" mark. E.g. Haagen-Dazs 100ml £23.99 for 24x = £1 per tub        Hovis Soft 800g £1.14 ea        Cheesestrings Cheddar 21g £9.24 for 24 = £0.385 ea        "What not butter" 1Kg £18.14 for 12, £1.51 ea Or just marvel at what crap you can stock your shop with.... It's only a bit of searching, you could check your prices (different country) by searching specifically differently. (Look for who is delivering stuff) I do remember a local shop which was regarded as a rip-off to the extent some of my friends would steal stuff by way of compensation... not much though, Pot-Noodle here & there... L

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DIY rant-a-day 2011 - who's been through it?

There is this featured topic on a challenge to do a DIY project or part of it everyday for the month of February 2011.  Now this is all well and good and an extra kick for those that need the motivation. But what if you already have a list of DIY things that need to be done...like minor repairs on the house or you run into something that needs fixing? I could spend time to document each thing as an instructable but that would at least double the time for each task. My calendar is already filled and it seems like there is always something else to add to the list. No good deed goes unpunished so along with completing each DIY task, there is always trouble, it never goes smooth no matter how well you plan. So here I plan to add my comments on my DIY rants of the day. I guess a proper blog is the way to do it, but I don't have time to blog. And besides, I know a lot of people here have similar stories to share. I'll kick it off with one...maybe three... Please add your own DIY rant-a-day, when you get a chance.  Don't be too mean on big box stores or chains, unless it is Radio Snacks. I hate to admit this will end up sounding like Andy Rooney of 60 minutes, I guess I am getting old. :-( ...but not as old as NachoMahma :-).  

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