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Teaser for an upcoming project

The design is near final and it should be ready in mid January.  It's not 100%, but it is close enough to put together a video with - I did three; Teaser 1: Teaser 2: Teaser 3: Anyone guess what it is?

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Puzzling Travels of a Tom-Cat.

  Here's a puzzle I came across recently.  I've changed the context to stop people googling the answer :- A big ginger tom-cat leaves his home at 8:00 one morning and goes trundling around the neighbourhood, pausing here and there to 'leave his calling-card', stopping for a brief nap or two in a particularly warm spot, walking along fences, running through unfriendly gardens (woof woof) and  finding a warm car bonnet in a garage at 6:00 in the evening for a rest.  Unfortunately, the owner shuts the garage door and the cat is trapped for the night. At 8:00 the next morning the garage door opens and the cat comes scooting out.  Over the course of the day he takes the exact same path he took the day before but in reverse.  He stops in different places, makes his mark in other places and takes his naps at different places along the way, arriving back at his own house at 6:00 in the evening for a well deserved meal. The question :- What is the likelihood that there will be a time and place along the route where he is at EXACTLY the same point on the route at EXACTLY the same time of day on both days?

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Help Me Feed My Dragons. Patches For Prizes.

I have three pet dragons. Their names are FRAZZLE, BURN and SPARKEY. One is ORANGE, one is WHITE and one is BROWN. They are fussy about what they eat and I need help finding food which will keep them all happy. How to play : Add to the thread by suggesting something they may like and I will tell you which dragons accept it.  From the responses, work out why each dragon likes what it does.  They appear to like a lot of vegetarian food, but I've a suspicion they may be cannabalistic too.  I also need to know the colours of the three dragons, and a list of 20 foods they will all eat. Grengate has deviously deduced the Dragons' colours.  Neuropol has cunningly calculated that Burn likes things with an even number of letters. Iceng has fiendishly found that Frazzle likes things with exactly two vowels in the name. Twinmum has ably ascertained that Sparkey likes things where the initial letter is alphabetically before the final letter of the word. Iceng has also provided a veritable plethora of foodstuffs which will please all the dragons. I now have three very happy and fat dragons. Winners' patches have been sent.  Thank you all for playing.

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Pets

Any ideas for homemade pet toys or treats that cost under $10.00 are welcome Here are a few examples: Hamster hammock,dog bed,cat castle,dog treats,cat teaser. Or anything else you can think of !!!

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Landfill Harmonic

Hi all, I do not know where to post it exactly, in green, or music or tech... I want to share an amazing video. A teaser of an upcoming film showing a incredible experience where is happening in Paraguay a very poor country but very rich in human being! It's about an up-cycled instruments played by teenagers, landfill inhabitants and build-up up by her fathers from what they found in cateura's landfill. I love it! Landfill Harmonic film teaser from Landfill Harmonic on Vimeo. If you like it, please share in your social networks!

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New Ball Machine Element

This is to show you guys a new ball machine element I invented called fireworks. It's also kind of a little teaser for my ball machine that is currently in construction, Project A.

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Simple site idea.

So I had an interesting site Idea while looking at my own persona (vanity) and though it would be great if we could choose our best instructables to feature on our own persona page. Along with that we could also have a coming soon box sort of thing as an option, that has a thumbnail and a little text so we can leave teasers about our next projects...

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Star Wars Un-Cut - the largest crowd-sourced film project EVER

472 DIY movie makers participated in the Reenacting Star Wars project by claiming a 15-second clip of the movie and filming their own rendition of it.  From live action to stop motion, these scenes capture the heart and soul of every die-hard Star Wars fan, in an ultimate tribute to one of the greatest movies ever made. Check out the teaser  just released from from the finished Star Wars Uncut: A New Hope movie.  Star Wars Uncut 'The Escape' from Casey Pugh on Vimeo. via:MAKE

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Monday Sept 8: Forbes Faberge Egg Contest Starts

Next week Monday, September 8, we'll be starting up the long-awaited Forbes Faberge Egg Contest. You may have seen the teasers in the newsletter and it is most definitely coming soon.We want to see what amazing decorated eggs you can make. The egg can be real or it can be plastic. The decorations can be traditional or it can be very modern. The materials are up to you and can include high-tech touches. Just don't be subtle about it as the original eggs were completely over the top. You can read more about them here and here.We'll announce the prizes next week along with the rest of the details of the contest.Edit: The traditional way is to blow out a real egg to cut open and decorate. Check out Steps 1 and 2 in this Instructable from KaptinScarlet for a quick tutorial.

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Summer School of Making 2014

Hello Instructables community! Welcome at the Summer School of Making in Kortrijk, Belgium, at the end of this summer. More info on www.summerschoolofmaking.be A little glimpse of the speakers: - Clay modeling by Stefan Kiefer who worked for the biggest Cardesign Studios like Audi, MINI, Opel, Renault, KIA, SEAT and so on. - Wood turning by the Flemish Guild of Wood Turners - Cooking materials to design by Laurence Humier. Laurence lives in Italy, but she is a Belgian designer, her design projects are shown in MoMA NY) - Model storming by the Innovation company CREAX (designer Thomas Valcke) and Decathlon's Design Studio Oxylane. - Packaging techniques by MIUN - Mid Sweden University - they have a specialisation in packaging techniques - Design and print your own fonts from A to Z - Topocopy lab (Ghent) - Smart Textiles by TIO3 lab. and so on. Hope this is a teaser for you to consider a trip to Belgium! Becky becky.verthe@howest.be  

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Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy module for independant wireless bracelet? Answered

Hi, I'd like to make a wireless bracelet linked to my phone via Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE). BUT, i can't find lots of information about BLE module. In one hand, i found this special BLE Arduino : http://www.rfduino.com/rfd90101-teaser-kit.html but i think i won't power it with just a simple watch battery. Am i right? And if i have to power it with 2 AA battery, i won't build a bracelet... In the other hand, i've read an Instructable topic about a vibrating bracelet (almost the purpose of me) here : https://www.instructables.com/id/ViBracelet/ The person uses a Bluetooth Low Energy module , ConnectBlue part #: OLP425i-26. It seems to fit my needs, but also seems to be more difficult to program as it is not an arduino of something else. What do you think of that? I need advice... Thank you for your time. Chris

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Robot Film Festival

I came across this on Notcot: July 16-17, 2011 || New York City Tickets are now on sale. Thank you for the 70+ outstanding, dazzling, hilarious and thought-provoking short film submissions! (See teasers here.) A two day celebration of robots on film, Saturday's events will open with a screening of Spike Jonze's "I'm Here," juried screenings and live performances by human and digital entertainers. In the evening, the official awards ceremony of the Robot Film Festival, the "Botskers," will honor the winners in a black tie, red carpet gala. Sunday will include workshops, screenings, and an evening BBQ. The Robot Film Festival was founded by Heather Knight* of Marilyn Monrobot to inject a sense of playfulness into traditional science and engineering and explore frontiers before technically feasible. Get ready to investigate humanity, machinery and the larger symbolisms within. Don't forget your party shoes! (or wheels!) Obviously I won't be able to go, but maybe readers in the area could pop along and report back.  Maybe take some Instructables stickers to hand around... *Cool link - Heather Knight worked on the Rube Goldberg machine for OK GO's video of This Too Shall Pass, and works for JPL!

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4 New Pro Features - UPDATED - 1, 2 & 3 now complete!

As some of you may have seen, recently I've been playing with Perl to manipulate Instructables and gather data from profiles. More recently I developed these 3 perl scripts for use by the pro community. Since they proved fairly popular we thought we'd move them to the public forums so you can see what we've been up to. (By we I mean pro members, not staff, I'm not staff) I thought of 3 new potential features I could develop, this time only available to pros. The fourth you can read about below, it's more of a teaser for something Lithium_Rain and I are working on. 1) Download all own instructables: Backs up ALL of your instructables to your hard drive as pdfs. 2) Download all favourite instructables: Downloads all your favourite instructables! 3) Download all X's instructables: Big fan of Kiteman? Or Ewilhelm? Or Canida? Or even Jayefuu? *gasp**shock**horror*. Going away for a week? No problem. Download all of one person's instructables as pdfs in one easy step and be set for quality reading for the duration of your trip! 4) This is more of a teaser for a work in progress. It should be out in the next month if Lithium_Rain and I aren't too busy. It's more of a server run application that uses ibles to gather interesting data. More on this in a few weeks maybe. Using the Perl scripts  yourself: (you need to be a pro member) 1) Download Perl from www.cpan.org 2) Install Perl 3) Download WWW::Mechanize from www.cpan.org. This will let the script access instructables. It's used to fetch web pages. 4) Install Mechanize by extracting it into your Perl directory (or just follow the instructions included with it) 5) Download download_instructables_pdfs.pl or download_instructables_favourite_pdfs.pl from this forum thread and change the extension from .txt to .pl 6) Edit download_instructables_pdfs.pl. You will need to update your instructables account name and password so it can log in. The variable $target is the name of the instructabler you want to download the instructables of. Those are the only 3 things you need to change. If you like you can also edit the pdf properties to include comments, larger pictures and other things. Depending on the amount of ibles you're doing, it may take longer. It takes about 3 minutes to download my 17 ibles. Can't be bothered to install Perl but still want a copy of your instructables?: 1) Subscribe to me (for the effort it takes me to run the script) 2) PM me your email address and whether you want your instructables or your favourite instructables or both! 3) I'll run it for you and email you a zipped file containing your instructables. OR - wait a few weeks and Lithium_Rain and I might have a web interface ready. People who've had their ibles sent: Zieak, Goodhart, Kiteman, Jayefuu

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Ask a Scientist [topic: ancient science]

Topic: The 2000-Year-Old Computer (and Other Achievements of Ancient Science)We learn in school that the science of our ancestors included such endearing bunk as flat planets, geocentric solar systems, and the balancing of the body's four humors. (Even the pre-internet decades of my youth now seem to me like a dark, distant era of ignorance that I can't believe we all survived.) Did our ancient predecessors get anything right? Of course they did. Tonight, science historian Richard Carrier will discuss the nature and limitations of ancient science.While crucial contributions have come from many different cultures throughout history, Richard will talk about a handful of Graeco-Roman scientific and technological advances that might surprise you. Here's a teaser: we'll learn about the Antikythera mechanism, the oldest known computer discovered in a 2000-year-old shipwreck near Crete (pictured below). Cool.ABOUT THE SERIES: Ask a Scientist is an informative, entertaining, casual science lecture series, held at a San Francisco cafe. Each event features a speaker on a current topic, a short presentation, and the opportunity to ask all those burning questions that have been keeping you up at night. No tests, grades, or pressure, just food, drinks, socializing, and conversation about the universe's most fascinating mysteries. February 26, 200807:00 PM - 09:00 PMCost: FreeLocation: MapAxis Cafe1201 8th Street (btw. 16th & Irwin)San Francisco, CA 94107Additional Info:http://www.askascientistsf.com/

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