Toothpick San Francisco

Artist Scott Weaver has built a model of San Francisco with a twist: it is made entirely out of toothpicks and glue. He estimates he used 100,000 toothpicks on the model, which includes a track on which ping-pong balls can roll down and 'visit' the city.Surprisingly, Instructables HQ does not seem to be included--must have been an oversight.PressDemocrat via SFist via my friend Nicole.Image from core77

Topic by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


When doing the egg drop for the parachute I was wondering if we should cut a hole in the top or not?

Me and  my brother are doing an egg drop for his boy scouts and for the parachute we are using a paper plate. But I don't know whether to cut a hole in the top to make it go faster or to leave it whole.

Question by AnneB47 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how to revive old wood? Answered

I want to use old planks that have been exposed to the weather for +20 years. the wood has no paint and no lacquer. i tried to step on 0,5 inch plank but it crushed like a toothpick. i am quite sure the wood isn't hardwood so it is even more fragile after so many years. should i revive it or forget about it?

Question by Karletto555 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to construct a a station of the cross and make it look real.? Religion Project?

I have to make a station of the cross for my son's for class. I have to use some form of 3D to construct(Example: Puffy pains, corn, beads, wood,yarn,toothpicks,cotton, felt, beans, etc.) I can not use action figures or dolls to construct the people on the station. I am not sure where to begin or how make it look real without the use of dolls of figures.

Question by niki609 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can you use nylon weedeater cord to make replacement nibs for wacom pens? Answered

I was getting ready to order replacement nibs for my wacom bamboo tablet pen and just got curious about making my own. I did experiment with a toothpick, but was afraid it would damage the surface of the tablet. It did work somewhat, but i had to use the side buttons for click as tapping didn't work properly.  Would there be any reason *not* to make my own?

Question by dulciquilt 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Use for dead cell phones

Is there any use at all for a discontinued cell phone? If there is please let me know. I have 3 or 4 dead cell phones and I don't know what to do.

Topic by BEAST14 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Ramsey tv6c vhf transmitter

I have been working on a Ramsey TV transmitter since Christmas. the best i can get is very static gray/black picture with no sound. just dark static. I checked everything thousands of times. what can be the problem? could i have burnt up a component with my solder iron? i ended up broking the cheap plastic tuning tool that came with it by adjusting everything way too much.i can still tune it with my fingers and matches/toothpicks

Question by -max- 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Why did my avocado split?

I did something totally different. I tried the toothpicks insert in the avocado...waited forever. Nothing. Then I just stuck it in a potted soil container (say about 3 weeks) and I water it mostly everyday...(moist). Then I noticed that my seed (pointed side up) cracked all the way down and it looks kinda brown, like mush. I do notice that a small "root" is sneaking out...Is this the process? What do I do now?  This is my first time ever growing an avocado. Thanks so much.

Question by Gardengurl 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is your glue preference for 3D prints

I'm curious to find out what glue people prefer to use with 3D prints, why, and how you use it to get the best results. Here is what I've tried and how it has gone for me. E6000 - good glue, kind of messy and takes time to dry. I usually squeeze some out on some wax paper and use a toothpick to apply it. Weld-On 4 Acrylic Adhesive - very liquid, have to transfer to a bottle to use, which for me requires a dropper, dries super duper fast so make sure it's in the right place when you push pieces together, can leave a white residue if it dries on your piece. SCIGRIP 16 10315 Acrylic Cement - pretty liquid, dries fast as soon as it touches plastic, I had to buy an applicator bottle to use with it and it doesn't work so I'm not sure if I need a different bottle or it doesn't work well with a bottle. not really usable for me right now unless I can figure out what to use with it. So when I have used it, I squeeze some out and use a toothpick to apply it but it dries as soon as I pour it out. I've also tried misc super glues but they tend to leave white residue for me. Currently, I would say the Weld-On is my go-to for gluing 3D prints, but I'd love to get other people's opinions!

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 4 months ago  |  last reply 4 months ago


I am looking for a sensor that measures "pressure" but I don't know what to look for.

I have an idea, nothing revolutionary, but it would perfectly solve a problem that I have in my woodworking shop. I need to be able to tighten a very small toothpick-sized piece of wood in a small meral vice, to a very specific level of "squeeze", and then release the vice, and repeat that exact "level of squeeze" over and over. Can someone point me in the right direction of what these "pressure measuring devices" might be called? Ideally I could use this pressure gauge (sensor) in tandem with a small display and an Arduino, Raspberry pie, or some other logic device that can interpret the output from the pressure sensor and send that output to the little display.Thanks for your help guys!

Question by Dolmetscher007 6 months ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


Crazy Japanese translator

I was on a website about a rubber band gun, translated from Japanese. The translator made just a few errors. Here are some of my favourites: Rotating cam also be involved in no one's fingers, so ATODZUKE cover. (saying that there is a cover to stop fingers being caught in the mech.) The Ministry of institutions mainly composed of cypress and Chinese are veneer (saying that the gun is mainly made of cypress wood and a chinese veneer) magic tape, toothpicks (several pieces in the parts list, meaning cellotape and 1/4" dowels.) To repair a broken bone is fine, and should be completed in the re-creation of her that the P211 is TANDEMUBARERU II. (saying that the faulty gearbox will be repaired and presented in a new version.) PRA's board to improve slip silicone oil is not convenient to wear. (this one really made me laugh; it means that an attempt to make a better lubricant failed.) Open hand and the guard cells under the cover of the box will appear. (pull back the cover and you can see the batteries) Funny!

Topic by knexguy 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Need help finding a suitable white plastic stick . . .

I have a project I'm working on and I need help finding the plastic version of this: http://factory.dhgate.com/toothpicks/gl160-sandwich-picks-88mm-750pcs/box-p41597072.html or this: http://www.webstaurantstore.com/wooden-food-picks-flat-750-box/999R823.html I have been searching and searching and searching for about two days straight and I got nothing. I've looked up craft sticks, stir sticks, swizzle sticks, food picks, appetizer picks, cocktail picks, fruit picks, sandwich skewers, dental mixing spatulas, you name it. It doesn't have to be exactly like these examples, it just has to be white, it has to be plastic, it has to be flat, and it has to be about 3.5" to 4" long. I know I've seen something like this before but I just can't put my finger on it. What better place to ask help than the most resourceful group of people on planet earth?

Topic by ammonihah99 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I make custom tablet nibs?

Back in October, I purchased a Genius EasyPen tablet. It only came with one tablet pen nib. It has lasted quite a bit, I guess, but I have noticed it is starting to reach its end. I have tried to buy some tablet nibs from the Genius website, but I couldn't purchase them for some reason. I guess the website's down or something, but I really can't wait much longer. I use my tablet quite a bit, so it would be a HUGE problem if I couldn't use it because I couldn't find nibs, so I thought I would make them. I heard you can make them out of toothpicks, but I don't know how to do it properly. Does one have a tutorial, especially focused around Genius pens? I would be forever grateful if someone would help me!!

Question by AwesomeKitten123 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Does this merit a new Instructable?

I haven't seen a guide on how to roll a paper cone anywhere on Instructables. I only recently figured out how to myself, so I figure that there must be some people out there in the same boat. I've taken all the pictures already, but I figured that I'd ask here first.UPDATE:There is this Instructable, but I think that there are several differences. (Side note: How do I make a list?)1. I analyze several different kinds of paper, and determine the best paper for a variety of desired effects.2. I describe how to load "warheads" into a dart, (Q-tips, toothpicks, etc.)3. I compare different ways of "setting" the dart. (Glue, tape, spit, etc.)4. I explain how to roll darts of different dimensions.5. I provide solutions to a few common problems.6. I describe the proper technique of "blowing" into a blowgun.7. I offer a few alternate uses, including something inspired by this Instructable. (I think we all know where I'm going with that one.) :P

Topic by carbon 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Writing an Instructable based on another Instructable - What's acceptable? Unacceptable?

If I learn to do something from someone else's Instructable, can I then write a more detailed/expanded Instructable about it? Hypothetical (and rather silly) example: Suppose that John Q. Ible is the author of an Instructable on "How To Make the World's Greatest Widget Out of Dryer Lint and Gum Wrappers." I read it, get enthused, and make a couple World's Greatest Widgets for myself. Although John's Instructable is pretty good, I find myself wishing that he'd had a few more steps detailing just how to combine the lint with the wrappers, that he'd said more about how adding toothpicks can make the W's Greatest W even Greater, and that he'd included a warning about walking and chewing gum at the same time (I escaped serious injury, but still... ). Is it okay to write my own Instructable with all the stuff I wish John's Instructable had included? Should I credit John in the Intro? Do I need to PM him with an offer to collaborate on the expanded Instructable? I'd be adding new, original material; but the whole thing would be based on John's idea & method - what's the etiquette on this sort of thing?

Topic by Gorfram 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Look here if you need Ideas!!!

Lots of people are asking for ideas for instructables. Here's a few ideas that might give you a new idea. If you have any ideas, post em here, so people can hopefully make em.Tech:* As suggested by Redrev: Take a DVD-Player/recorder that the DVD drive has died and take the tuner and video hook ups along with lcd screen(that shows the channel and dvd section numbers) and connect to the computer to watch t.v. and dvd's ala win-tv.Climbing Robot- a robot that can climb a little stairs of books or something. Or at least crawl.A model of an elevator- you know, you hit a button on a remote, and the elevator rises to that level.Model Train- one of those little trains. Would be cool to learn how to make one.Model Forklift- Its basically an R/C car, but can anyone make it lift a little notebook?Pencil Sharpener? (Electric)Introductions - Theres a lot of big words out there, but most of us have never heard of em. If you're good with something, why not shre your knowledge?FlexinolsmtOffBeat:Weird Uses for satellite dishes- I've noticed how many thing you can do with old satellite dishes. Be creative!Naruto Costumes and accesories (not paper)Dragon Ball Z style effects with smoke- how about pressurizing fog or something to have it shoot out of a tube? Would be neat.A DS Game CaseArtHow to draw Anime Hands- personally I find that hands are the hardest thing to draw. Maybe someone has a little trick to get em right?Bridge of toothpicks- Its a bridge made or little wooden sticks that can hold a grown man. I've seen it in a lot of science fairs, and it would be neat to learn how to make em.As much as I hate myself for doing this, yes this is another post of an old topic I had. Just saying it before anyone else.

Topic by Keith-Kid 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


National Science Bowl teams used my Trebuchet for a competition

I received an awesome comment. A high school teacher used the plans for my Quick'n'Dirty Trebuchet as a lunchtime competition project for teams competing in the National Science Bowl. The teacher made up kits of the parts: masking tape, dowels (I used chopsticks), paperclips, toothpicks, string, a binder clip and a weight. The teams then had to assemble it and held a throwing competition. The winner averaged over 20'.This is why I make Instructables, and most specifically why I made this one. I wanted it to be easy and cheap, no special hard to find parts, work well, while still being a real Trebuchet. I loved the comment.Here it is:My school hosts a regional competition for the National Science Bowl for high school students every year with the winner going on to the national competition in Washington, DC. This year I was in charge of finding some sort of competitive project for the teams to build and compete with during the lunch break. I chose your quick and dirty trebuchet and made a kit for each team. I made a few changes to your plans. I used 12" long 1/4" cut dowels instead of chopsticks since I didn't have a cheap source of chopsticks. I did not give them rubber bands and instead they were to tape the paperclips on for the axle. They were given a 200 g weight with a loop of string taped to it for the weight. The projectile was a mini binder clip with a loop of string tied to it. The complete kit contained the 9 dowels, a roll of masking tape, 4 paper clips, the 200g weight with loop of string attached, mini binder clip with loop of string attached, your printed instructions as a guide and a sheet explaining the rules of the competition.It worked out quite well. The teams were given a copy of your plans as a guide and 20 minutes to build their device. The competition was they were to launch the projectile three times and it had to land inside a track 4 foot wide each time. The distances of the two best of the three throws were added together for their score with a foul (outside the lines) counting as zero distance. We had 12 teams participate and the winner had a score of about 44.5 feet. They all had fun and I think learned something too.

Topic by SFHandyman 10 years ago


Paper Airplane Contest 4 (Closed)

Yes, I have decided to host another paper airplane mini-contest. My goal is to further stimulate the paper airplane channel and encourage more paper airplane builders to post their innovative designs. For this contest, the specification is for a long range plane. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Ability to fly at least 55 feet • Durability to fly at least 30 flights • Provisions for landing gear and/or skids (not required for flying wings) • Use of less than 11 inches (0.381 meters) of Scotch tape in construction • Use of less than 3 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction • Usage of glue or wood (excluding toothpicks) is prohibited 2. Instructables Requirements: • 1 page strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 4 (https://www.instructables.com/community/Paper-Airplane-Contest-4/)." Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. The first place winner will also receive a 3 month Pro membership. These patches will be medals (1st place, Patch with 1st Place Medal image and 3 month Pro membership; 2nd Place, Patch with 2nd Place Medal image; 3rd Place, Patch with 3rd Place Medal Image; 4th Place, Patch with 4th Place Medal image; 5th Place, Patch with 5th Place Medal image). *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. How To Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My Paper Airplane [Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, April 15, 2011 and ends Monday, May 16, 2011. Entries must be published before Monday, May 16, 2011. From May 16 to May 18, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Thursday, May 19, 2011 and issue them their prizes Friday, May 20, 2011. Entries:

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Paper Airplane Contest 2 (Closed)

In hopes of seeing more paper airplanes and innovative designers on Instructables.com, I have decided to host a second mini-contest. My goal is to stimulate the paper airplane channel and encourage more paper airplane builders to post their innovative designs. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Stability at all operation speeds • A minimum glide range of 30 feet (9.144 meters) • Durability to fly 30 feet or more after 15 flights • Use of less than 15 inches (0.381 meters) of tape in construction • Use of less than 5 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction • Ability to carry at least 6×100mg toothpicks • Provisions for landing gear and/or skids 2. Instructables Requirements: • 1 page strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • The sentence and link (see below) publicly indicating the instructable’s acceptance into this contest The sentence which must be displayed on your intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 2 (Instructable URL).” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. The first place winner will also recieve a 3 month Pro membership. By default, these patches will be medals (1st place, Patch with Gold Medal image and 3 month Pro membership; 2nd Place, Patch with Silver Medal image; 3rd Place, Patch with Bronze Medal Image; 4th Place, Patch with 4th Place lettering; 5th Place, Patch with 5th Place lettering). If the winners of the patches would like a different image, there will be a 24 hour period between the announcement of the winners and the awarding of the patches. During this time, the user would need to send me a private message with their desired picture. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. How To Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My Paper Airplane [Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Current Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, January 14, 2011 and ends Monday, February 14, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, February 11, 2011. From February 11 to February 14, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Current Entries:

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Paper Airplane Contest 8 (Closed)

As summer ends and school begins, the need for great paper airplanes increases again. Because of that, I have decided to attempt to coax instructablers everywhere into designing a new paper airplane to perform common requirements. In addition, I have decided to increase the prize values. Instead of the first place being a 3 month Ibles Pro Membership, I have raised it to a 1 Year Ibles Pro membership. Perhaps that will stir interest among this site's many innovative creators, eh? :) For this contest, the specifications are for a multirole airplane. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Ability to: (A) fly at least 50 feet; (B) perform at least one full loop, wingover and/or half Cuban eight and fly a further 15 feet; and (C) carry at least four 100mg toothpicks • Up to three differently configured variants can be submitted to fill the A, B and C capabilities. Between these three there must be at least 60% commonality in construction. • Durability to fly at least 20 flights • Use of less than 15 inches (0.381 meters) of tape in construction • Use of less than 6 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction • Aircraft must be named (if there are multiple variations, identify each distinctly) 2. Instructable Requirements: • 1 page (not the intro page) strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft (if there are multiple variations, illustrate how to fly each) • The instructable (or instructables’) license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 8.” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 3 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. Each patch will feature its respective aircraft, rather than medals. The first place winner will also receive a 1 Year Instructables.com Pro membership if his/her plane meets or exceeds all specifications. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of prizes wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. How to Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My PAC8 Paper Airplane [Your Member Name Here]” with your instructable(s)’s URL(s) included. I will then put the link(s) and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Entries". Judging: I will judge all the planes myself based on their abilities. I have decided to test this way because I believe judging on performance and suitability, rather than shape, is a more objective approach. The launch height of all test flights is 5 feet above ground level. The contest begins Friday, August 26, 2011 and ends Friday, September 30, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, September 30, 2011. From October 1 to October 5, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Thursday, October 6, 2011 and issue them their prizes Friday, October 7, 2011. Entries:

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Paper Airplane Contest 5 (Closed)

Although my previous PAC4 competition failed to attract any entries, I have decided to reboot it—with relaxed specifications. Paper Airplane Contest 5 (PAC5) takes a step back, decreasing the minimum range requirement by 10%, and the decreasing the longevity requirement by 33%. I specifically designed this contest to appeal to the concerns of those who analyzed the specifications of PAC4. For this contest, the specification is again for a long range plane. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Ability to fly at least 50 feet from a launch height of 5 feet or higher • Durability to fly at least 20 flights • Provisions for landing gear and/or skids (not required for flying wings) • Use of less than 8 inches of Scotch tape in construction • Use of less than 3 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction • Usage of glue or wood (excluding toothpicks) is prohibited • Aircraft must be named 2. Instructables Requirements: • 1 page strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 5 (https://www.instructables.com/community/Paper-Airplane-Contest-5/)” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. However, unlike previous contests, each patch will feature its respective aircraft, rather than medals. The first place winner will also receive a 3 month Instructables Pro membership. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. How to Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My Paper Airplane [Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, May 27, 2011 and ends Thursday, June 30, 2011. Entries must be published before Thursday, June 30, 2011. From July 1 to July 3, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Entries: DJ Radio: "Super Bullet" (https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Super-bullet-Possibly-the-fastest-paper-air/) The Skinnerz: "Goose" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Goose-Paper-Glider/) heavyfire88: "The 50 Calb." (https://www.instructables.com/id/The-50-Calb/) Results: 1st Place: “heavyfire88”: “The 50 Calb.” (https://www.instructables.com/id/The-50-Calb/) 2nd Place: “DJ Radio”: “Super Bullet” (https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Super-bullet-Possibly-the-fastest-paper-air/) 3rd Place: “The Skinnerz” “Goose” (https://www.instructables.com/id/Goose-Paper-Glider/)    

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how to stop a bully (11 - 12 year old? Answered

Hi this is kaden and i have a problem with getting bullied at school below is an email that i sent  to my school counselor This is in place of spending my day talking to you be because i would rather type it than talk or write it so here it goes. last year carter moved to oak lawn from wakanda and he keep saying things to me like kadens a big baby kadens a big baby or kadens stupid and stuff like that. i would try to tell teachers this but they wouldn't listen or if they did listen they did nothing but give me lunch detention and a major. i am not going to lie but obviously i responded to all of this in not the best way i could of but he just kept following me around and making faces calling  me names  and it got on my nerves. but that was last year but this year he has resorted to physical violence such as use my head as a personal whack-a-mo game or my body as target practice with sticks and stones but also mentally such as lying to the teachers or following me around making faces at me and stuff like that. the worst part i can't defend myself against lunchboxes because then i am the one who gets in trouble but if i let him just hit me and hurt me then neither of us gets in trouble which me and my parents think is just wrong. this next section is just other things that bother me this year… Lucas well he has a history of calling me names too like toothpick and weakling and the thing that sticks out about him was at the end of last year we made tape sculptures and he STOLE my scissors he BROKE my scissors and then he turned my scissors and a glass bottle in to a LETHAL WEAPON and chased me with it and the worst part the teachers did NOTHING he could'would've killed me if he wanted to. but then this year i walk in the bathroom at lunch he calls me weird annoying pushes me against the wall all before i even have the chance to walk away. that fixed my problem for the most part then a moth later it all started again and now a week ago i had a boy with down syndrome kiss me but that's was fixed. then that morning lucas came in my homeroom and called me those names and there were two teachers standing there that did nothing then i was having a bad day after that because i had a sub in lang arts (when theirs a sub its chaos) then i found out that carter started having science the period before me so he was always the last one out and he would always call me names or stomp on my foot (I recently found out that in elementary carter was biting my best friend on the leg) then i had lunch whop hew but then there's Jenny (jenny is a lying girl that thinks shes better than everyone else) and so i told her that library was closed for the day (they had a meeting so kids couldn't use the computers) and then she took out an arrow head and had it in the palm of her hand then she took her thumb and pointer finger and squeezed the side of my neck with the arrow head in hand and she left major marks that went away by the time the teacher saw them the next day but since my neck and face were all red (not from blood) and in tears every one kept asking me whats wrong (funny how the people that always ignore you seem all sympathetic for you if your hurt) so i just pointed to my neck and they just said oh wow then two periods later in band another girl did the same thing as jenny minus the arrow head  now that i have gotten that off my chest hears some more info about this situation i have talked to the school counselor whatever he does it only worked on one kid chance (he is to minor for this story) every body else i don't think he does any thing about principle all he does is listen and and nothing else i have talked to my parents and they email the teachers so no outcome any help and please no troll answers thanks, Kaden

Question by theawesomekid 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Paper Airplane Challenge 1 (Closed)

This contest has been specifically drawn up for contenders of my previous contests, whom expressed interest in participating in further competitions. (However, it is by no means exclusive to them, anyone can enter!) Having already broken from tradition in name, I have decided to specify point values for the individual requirements too. The aim of this challenge is to design a paper airplane or family of paper airplanes that can fulfill three tasks. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Ability to: (A) fly at least 30 feet; (B) perform at least one full loop, wingover and/or half Cuban eight and fly a further 15 feet; and (C) carry at least four 100mg toothpicks (20 pts each; 60 pts total) • Up to three differently configured variants can be submitted to fill the A, B and C capabilities. Between variants there must be at least 40% commonality in construction (2 of 5 steps are identical). (5 pts) • Durability in each airframe to fly at least 20 flights (5 pts) • Use of less than 15 inches (0.381 meters) of tape in the construction of all aircraft  (5 pts) • Use of less than 6 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in the construction of all aircraft (5 pts) • Aircraft must be named (if there are multiple variations, identify each distinctly with names and/or designations) (5 pts) (This totals to 85 points possible for the aircraft.) 2. Instructable Requirements: • 1 page (not the intro page) strictly devoted to materials required in construction (4 pts) • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft (if there are multiple variants, illustrate how to fly each if necessary) (4 pts) • The instructables’ license(s) must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)". Entries not wholly original must honor licensing agreements associated with the original publisher(s). (4 pts) • This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page: "This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Challenge 1." (3 pts) (This totals to 15 points possible for the aircraft’s instructable; 100 points possible for the entry as a whole.) Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 3 paper airplane instructables* one patch each. Each patch will feature its respective aircraft. The first place winner will also receive one 1 year Instructables.com Pro membership. The second place winner will also receive two 3-month Instructables.com Pro memberships. The third place winner will also receive one 3-month Instructables.com Pro membership. Prize Distribution: 1st Place: 1 Patch One Instructables 1 Year Pro Membership 2nd Place: 1 Patch 2 Instructables 3 Month Pro Memberships 3rd Place: 1 Patch 1 Instructables 3 Month Pro Membership Bonuses: An extra 3 month Pro membership will be awarded to the designer of the most original, successful design. This bonus prize is not subject to the distribution limit below, and therefore, the top 3 contenders remain eligible to win. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each contender can only win one prize. How to Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “Challenge Entry Airplane [Your Member Name Here]” with your instructables’ URL(s) included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic below, under "Entries". Judging: I will judge entries based on aircraft performance and the quality and presentation of its instructable. Aircraft will be analysed and scored based on the requirements and whether or not they have been met. The contest begins Friday, June 8, 2012 and ends Friday, July 13, 2012 July 27, 2012. Entries must be published between these two dates. From July 13 27 to July 16 30, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, July 17 , 2012 July 31, 2012 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, July 18, 2012 August 1, 2012. Entries: bramblebee100: The Daredevil papercrafter408: The Delta-Fighter Results: First Place (Tie): bramblebee100: The Daredevil papercrafter408: The Delta-Fighter

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