I am interested in finding or co-creating a spaceship design for a kids room...

Preferably, this space ship would include blinky lights, switches and knobs that actually did stuff, and some sort of visual display?? Computer controlled, but no special software... Cardboard, wood, plastic, all okay...Thoughts? Desires?

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Want a job building spaceships?

I know a few people here are ready to start looking for a "proper" job.Assuming you don't get your dream job at The Tower, there's a strong second-choice: building spaceships.Scaled Composites (Burt Rutan's company that built SpaceShipOne and Global Flyer) are looking to hire all sorts of people on all sorts of jobs. Some sound genuinely exciting, and some even state they will be working on SpaceShipTwo.Scaled is looking for people that like to build things with their hands and are good craftspeople. Must enjoy a fast-paced R&D; environment and enjoy working in a team atmosphere. Entry-level through experienced persons needed.See that? Entry-level through experienced persons needed - that's all of you, chaps.http://www.scaled.com/http://www.scaled.com/careers/index.html

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The Search for Water on the Moon...

On Friday Oct. 09th, 2009, NASA crashed a rocket into the moon, in order to determine the amount of ice it contains.  This is as reported by Parade Magazine, on Sat. Oct. 10th, 2009. I am not able to embed the video directly, but it can be viewed at the link above. Further sources include:  CCTV      The L.A. Timesand REDNET

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Wedding in Space

If you want your marriage to be an out-of-this-world experience, a wedding planner and a space transport company are working together to provide weddings in space. For 2.2 million dollars, you get the extra-terrestrial wedding plus a variety of bonuses, including a dress and a reception. Apparently, you can have your cake and eat it too...in space.Link via Gizmodo

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How Can I Make a Display Stand for my Custom Starship?

I designed a custom Star Trek ship for my friend for Christmas and had it 3D printed through Shapeways. I'd really like to make a stand for it, but since she's coming home right after New Years and I'm running very low on funds I can't have one 3D printed. Is there a relatively cheap and quick way to make a decent looking stand, preferably one that doesn't physically attach to the ship? Here's a photo of it, just in case that helps!

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Homebuilding of experimental aircraft?

Hello Instructables I am a professional aerospace engineer who homebuilds aircraft in my garage when not doing so for work.  I live and work at the Mojave Airport which is a hotbed for aircraft homebuilding stretching all the way back to the 80's.  The experimental aircraft community does not have anything like what you all are doing on this website.  When I found your site the first thought was that I had finally found the place to talk about buillding airplanes.  But I see no such topics on the site.  While fundamentally I assume the problem is only that the channel has not yet been created or there is a liability problem, I wonder if there isn't more to it.  Is the thought of designing and building and flying your own airplane not as awesome for others as it is for those of us who live in Mojave?  Is there something that can be done to make this exciting world more exciting to people (like yourselves) who take such pride and make such investments in doing cool stuff in your garages? Elliot Seguin Wasabi Air Racing Nemesis Air Racing Scaled Composites

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Video Game Idea

I have an idea for a video game which allows an opportunity  for the players to make money. The problem is that I do not know how to go about it. It would be a space flight\fighter were the players will be able to purchase spacecraft with the ability to customize them to their desire. Then dogfight against other players for cash rewards which they can use for upgrades or new ships. A leveling structure will be needed to allow for players to go against similarly skilled players. First, I would like to know if you would be interested in a game like this, Second, I am looking for people who would able to program, design ships and maps, etc. to get this going. Experience with Unity 3d would be best.

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To think, these people are real...!

After a careless click on google, I suddenly found myself looking at http://www.alien-ufos.com/Oh, boy!That whole place is so... mad. There are people arguing over the definition of the word "unidentified" (one side was saying you're only allowed to call something a UFO if it is an alien spaceship performing impossible manoeuvres. If it's only a secret government black-ops spaceship, you're not allowed to call it a UFO...)The concept of "evidence" is utterly fruit-loops - one guy was convinced that alien activity was real because he had heard that somebody had written down that somebody else had overheard an astronaut in quarantine mention the fact that Apollo 11 had been "followed by aliens all the way to the Moon".I'm going to bookmark that forum, then every time we get an HHO project posted, or an overunity device, I can go there and see what insane people really act like......!

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Interstellar Movie Tars Robot

Hello! I would really love if someone could make me a replica of the robot from the movie Interstellar. My version of the robot can be much more simple. I have no need for a robot that can actually fix a spaceship lol. I would just like for it to be able to walk (in the movie the robot moves several ways - but one way is enough) and talk (only saying four or five phrases). The below link shows the structure pretty well. Can anyone make this happen for me? https://ideas.lego.com/projects/85614

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25 Cent Silver Ring, The Headache Machine, Classic 3D photographs

25 Cent Silver Ring The Headache Machine Classic 3D Photographs Time Lapse Add-On Pipe Shelving Unit Candy Tin Martini Kit Pocket Abacus Motion Detection Camera Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins Realistic Model Spaceship Kiss Chemicals Goodbye Fresnal Lens Death Ray Wooden Centrifugal Puzzle Gummi Bricks Train Bed Money Muncher Tennis Ball Paracord Bracelets 4x4x4 LED Cube Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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Anyone interested in helping make a Video Game?

               Hi. I am looking for some people to help make Video Games. I have lots of ideas, but absolutely NO coding, design, or music composing skills. I am looking for people who have those skills, and want to help. I don't really have the money, but I was going to put those games on Kickstarter, so that could pay, if you really wanted to. If you don't want to be paid, that would be great too.               Some ideas I have are: A game called "Video Game Tycoon" (Because people like tycoon games right now) where you could be either a Youtuber, Game Designer, Game Company, or Store Manager. You probably know what happens next because all tycoon games have the same goal, so i won't say much else. Another would be Tiny Wars. where you would command a small army of troops, tanks, planes, and other war things. As you level up, you could get more advanced troops, maybe even Spaceships. That's just SOME of my ideas. But again, I don't have the skills.                   SO PLEASE HELP A GUY OUT!

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Gift Exchange

My skills include: 2D computer graphics, woodworking, Arduino, Linux, programming, building flying RC models, cooking, designing objects, repurposing/modding/customizing/recycling, managing. What I'd like to make for someone: Something useful or beautiful or both, with a modern aesthetics. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): 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: No. S, M, possibly XS or XXS. What I like: Science and technology, aircrafts and spaceships, jazz, prog rock, modern art, geometry, Vasarely, Giacometti, Scandinavian architecture, J.S. Bach, Babylon 5, Babel 17, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, A. Nothomb, Asimov, Iain Banks, D. Simmons, J. Haldeman, Python language, Motorola microprocessors, Unicode, hiking. What I don't like: Kitsch. Raisins. Inefficiency. Hypocrisy. Rudeness. Bad or lack of design. I absolutely can't have: Meat products (or containing). Type of thing I'd love to receive: Something incredibly fun or nice, that is also incredibly useful or incredibly useless. Something I like, but could not make. Something hand- and mind- made. An object , an image, or an idea. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Yes. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I confirm both.

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Submit your instructables for a sustainability guide!

Hello community! I haven't posted any instructables in a long time because I've been in college, studying for a sustainable manufacturing degree. After being frustrated at my lack of tools and workspace, I realized that I could just use other people's work! Bear with me here. I'm not stealing your projects or ideas, far from it. I am looking for a few instructables that I can analyze and review based upon their sustainability. I will compare and contrast several projects, relate all this to sustainable manufacturing principles, suggest changes to design or process, and then finally write it all up and publish it as an Instructable for the community to enjoy and learn from.  All projects and photos will be fully credited to their original creator.  I don't have an exact time frame of how long this will take, but I estimate that with in depth research and ample procrastination I can get the guide done in two months at the absolute maximum.  I'm also not sure how many projects I will need for the guide, but I'd like to set it at no more than 5.  So, if you are interested in having your project analyzed and expanded upon for the benefit of the community, comment here. Here's a few guidelines for what I'm looking for.  PICTURES. If I don't know what the hell your project looks like I can't do anything with it. Also, you must be okay with me copy pasting them into the guide and editing/marking them.  WRITTEN DETAILS: Again, if I don't know what you did to produce the project, I can't really give any complete feedback on it. The more in depth and well written the better! I might very well quote you directly in the text. DURABLE GOODS: Because I'm a manufacturer, I deal with things that are built, in one way or another. I'm sure your recipe is delicious or your computer code can power a spaceship, but I can't really practically analyze it if it's been gobbled up or is buried in some program files. I don't speak code. AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OLD: one of the parts of sustainable practice is to make something that lasts. Therefore I would like to use projects that were made a while ago so that I can ask you how the object is holding up and if it needs to be repaired, how it has been used, any changes you would make, etc. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE GREEN AND HEALTHY: It wouldn't be much of a compare and contrast guide format if everything produced clean energy and rainbows. I need a spread from environmentally friendly projects to things that belch black smoke and get gallons to the mile.  YOU CAN TAKE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: I'm analyzing this from a professional standpoint, not a personal one. If your object has killed a couple of owls in the forest, that obviously isn't very sustainable, and I will mention it as a negative thing. If you can't take this kind of critique, then you won't like this guide very much.  YOU ARE WILLING TO COMMUNICATE: I'll be asking you some questions about your project, if you never answer your Instructables messages or reply in one word answers or 133t5p34k I can't get any useful info for you.  if I use your project you get a patch from me, and further exposure for your project on the site, as well as a lot of good information for a re-design or refinement of your original idea

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