Worldwide Contests!

Is there any worldwide contests? I really want to enter some, but all I've ever seen is only in UNITED STATES (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BUT EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO), CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA), UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CHINA, THE NETHERLANDS, COLOMBIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, INDIA, NORWAY, OR SWITZERLAND. ( I copied). I think every winner would pay the delivery!at least I would... I'm from Brazil, and I'm always in instructables.com, and would be really nice to enter in a contest :D thanks, this site is great!

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Contests worldwide?

I live in Alexandria in Egypt and I sometimes want to enter a contest here in instructables.com but the contest is limited to US, UK, Canada...etc, but not Egypt at all or even worldwide why ? and can you please include Egypt and others to your contests? thank you.

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Contests are worldwide ? Answered

I live in Argentina and I want to participate in the contest , can I get in from here ?

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Contests Supported Worldwide?

Are these contest are limited to specific countries or for whole world? Is seventeen years old is eligible to participate?

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Are Jeans popular worldwide?

Are blue jeans as popular in countries outside of the US? I commonly think of them as a quintessentially American leg covering, usually due to Mr. Strauss and the fact I see more people wearing them than any other type of Pantaloon. Because of my lack of foreign travel, I have a somewhat limited view on the subject and would like to know more.  

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How much should I avoid localization

Who is my audience? I started writing my first instructable and hardly got two sentences written before I found myself assuming everyone is in the United States. For instance if want to say some fabric costs $4.50/yard at Wal-Mart, that's potentially 3 things not everybody can immediately understand: the dollars, the almost exclusively American unit of measure, and a store that's not in every country. Should I just say it, or should try to translate. i.e. The fabric costs about USD $4.92 per meter at local discount stores. There must be a middle ground, but my strong Aspie craving for exact specifications makes me ask here before getting started.

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Is it possible to make a worldwide chat room?

Is it possible to make a worldwide (not local) chat room out of batch or java script? if not, is there a simple exe? Requirements: multiple people can join easy interface shows who has joined/leaft, and when they say something it says their name maybe admin permissions (ie ban, kick, or delte message?

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The Big Ideas Worldwide Invention Contest

During the month of February xClosure is running a national search campaign to find 5 products to market nationally. Winning the contest involves 3 steps: 1. Fill out the application here before March 1st 2. 10 finalists will present in person or via the web to a panel of live judges on March 21st 3. 5 winners will be selected to have their product marketed This is an opportunity to tap into the talent of an experienced marketing team. All product descriptions, details and files submitted are protected under a mutual NDA/non-compete/non-circumvent agreement to protect your idea and product. So take 10 minutes to fill out the application at http://www.xclosure.com/application-page and good luck!

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Earth Hour 2008

Check this out! Do you want to help stop climate change? Well join the millions who do by, at 8:00 pm turn off all your lights for 1 hour! Join the millions to help make the world a better place! Please send this to your friends! So everybody can join in on Earth Hour 2008.

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SHop where I can buy everything for DIY?

Hello! I am constantly looking for an online shop that sells various metals, adhesives, materials in general, parts, tubing etc.. AND had worldwide shipping, but it seems there is none. I would like to buy online because all those materials and parts in my country costs a fortune, so DIY is not so good here... I would like to find a site that has all the things that McMaster has, but with worldwide shipping. P.S: Does mcmaster have worldwide shipping?

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Anti-Yo Worldwide Video Yoyo Contest Winners Announced

Instructables is happy to announce the prizewinners from Anti-Yo Worldwide Video Yoyo Contest!Dozens of amazing videos were submitted with loads of different styles on display. Some supplied a couple tips while a few went all out and made Instructables with several steps. All showed off some skills and styles and for that we thank you.If you haven't checked out the yoyo videos, be sure to go to the contest group to see many more great Instructables. Judging for the contest was done by Kiya and Sonny from Anti-Yo. Big thanks to them, yoyoguy.com, and yoyonation.com for the prizes. Now, on with the winners!Grand Prize WinnerThis Instructable and video made the judges swoon and the author will be walking away with the $350 BSP yoyo from Anti-Yo. How to do the trick Justin Webertaught me at Worlds 2005 by Boxthor To see Boxthor's recipe for success, also check out his power drink of choice. First PrizeThe authors of these two Instructables will each receive a $100 gift certificate from yoyoguy.com or yoyonation.com. Blind 5A by miggymigs Contest Submission 2 by Adam Brewster Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a robot patch and stickers from Anti-Yo and Instructables. The Motorcycle 2 A few rejections and a bucket Pasturisation and Triforce Tower Laceration Tutorial Elbow Thigh Regen Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its picture dropped on top of a camera, the author of this Instructable will receive a robot patch and stickers from Anti-Yo and Instructables.and the random winner is...this yoyoer who likes dark rooms.

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point shops and a lego question

OK FIRST CAN YOU LIST SOME POINT SHOPS THAT CAN SEND WORLDWIDE and have lego

Topic by Ilija Miljkovac   |  last reply


LED, the trend of the future in the lighting industry

LED is more and more popular worldwide. I think it should be the trend of the future in the lighting industry

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A little food and money set aside

Considering that we are overdue for a worldwide [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflation_(economics) deflationary] period, it would be wise to have a little food and money set aside, "in case of a rainy day."FYI.

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Anyone know dinodirect.com?

Currently I am viewing this site. They are an online retailer of daily consumer electronics. Similiar to DealExtreme.com, they are also providing worldwide free shipping and cheap price. All I wanna know is they are reliable site or not... Thanks!

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phenoptix - LEDs, 3mm, 5mm, 10mm, SMD and Superflux

Www.phenoptix.comLEDs, resistors, Kynar wire and many new products coming soon.UK based with fast and low priced shipping worldwide.

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How Google Talk's popularity changed over time, from it's begining?

Also compared to other IM's in the world. Links to surveys highly welcome, but not to those that suggest 4k users worldwide. Not quite belive them.

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Instructables collection

1ST of all i want to say that i LOVE instructables and am kind of adicted to it but 1 thing let me down-you cant win on a contest if you dont live in:Usa,Canada,UK,australia please make it worldwide it wil make a very nice addition

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CNC protype service. Laser cutting and 5 axis milling.

Hello. I offer cnc prototype service.Serial work is also possible. Worldwide shipping to any country. Material: any ferrous and nonferrous metals,plastics and wood. Number of axes cnc milling center: 5 axis Laser cutting any ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics and wood. (Maximum thickness  20 mm for steel.) Wire EDM cnc machine processing. Finishing: painting, polishing, electroplating and other. Detail size : any Minimal order: 1 piece. Format for drawing: Any digital format. Better SolidWorks or AutoCad. Shipping: Worldwide (EMS,DHL or other postal service) Payment: any Please contact: cnc5axiscut@gmail.com

Topic by cnc5axiscut 


just cos its winter in america doesn't mean it is everywhere else

Just because its hot in america you guys are making a big fuss on how to stay hot. down in melbourne australia it was 40c+ (104f+) for three days straight then the next week is full of 30c+ (86f +). instructables is viewed worldwide in both sides of the equator.

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Contest - Dewalt Tool Kit Giveway

I am currently hosting a tool kit giveaway on my channel and would like to inform members here of the opportunity as well. Check out the video and follow the instructions to enter. Winner will be announced one week from today. It's open to all YouTube subscribers worldwide :)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQma0zTErg4

Topic by 4DIYers 


Thoughtcrime 2.0

The BBC says 2007 was a big year for bloggers being imprisoned. Worldwide there were 36 confirmed cases of people being arrested for blogging and certain organizations suspect, but cannot verify, that hundreds of more people were."The report predicted that the number of blogger arrests in 2008 would exceed the 36 seen in 2007 thanks to greater popularity of blogging as a medium, greater enforcement of net restrictions, and elections in China, Pakistan, Iran and the US."

Topic by randofo 


Where to buy enamel paint(online shops)?

Hello! I live in croatia, and I can't seem to find what im looking for here.  I am searchng for a shop that sells all kind of automotive paints, and ALSO has worldwide shipping! Im searching for the Bronze enamel paint, as I have to paint my Motorcycle, which is made of plastic. Also, I am not looking for aerosol paints, just the ones in the bucket..

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Business and Products

JHS INDUSTRY(DALIAN) CO., LTD is a leading company with many years' experience in export business and enjoys a good reputation internationally . A credible sales network has been set up and we have our regular clients from over 40 countries and regions worldwide. We are sourcing many types of products for customer. Mentioned : pet supplies, chemical, non-mineral,construction,outdoors, DC motor,Home supplies, Package line, decorations, hardwares.etc.

Topic by jhsindustry 


Mini Mood Light v1 Kit

The Mini Mood Light is a small interactive and reprogrammable coloured light generator circuit.  The mood light consists of a Texas Instruments MSP430 micro controller connected to two RGB LEDs, four buttons and some supporting components all on a custom circuit board. Detailed assembly instructions are available on Instructables. The kit is available from http://partfusion.com/products/mini-mood-light-v1/ for €20 and posted worldwide from Ireland for €2.

Topic by robert.fitzsimons 


MSP430 LaunchPad (almost for free)

Guys, For all you guys who are into microcontrollers......TI is trying to take over some lost market shares of Arduino and so on. You can now order the MSP430 LaunchPad development tool in the TI webshop for only $ 4,30 incl shipment worldwide!!! Check it out at www.ti-estore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD∏_Code=MSP-EXP430G2 More specs at the TI Wiki http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/MSP430_LaunchPad_%28MSP-EXP430G2%29 Happy programming..... ;)

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Apexstone Amoy Marble & Granite

Pexstone Amoy Marble & Granitehttp://www.apexstone.net6th floor, Guangxing Building, 466 Nanshan Road, Xiamen 361006, China厦门市湖里区南山路466号广兴大厦6楼 Tel:+86 592 3761099Fax: +86 592 3761099Email: apex1@apexstone.net 公司类型:生产主营业务:Stone Slabs,marble&granite; slabs , granite tiles, countertops, vanity—tops企业行业:建筑、装饰、房地产 >> 建筑材料Apexstone Amoy Marble & Granite,a Xiamen,China based manufacturer and exporter of worldwide marble , worldwide granite , china granite, china marble , sand stone, travertine, limestone, Our range covers slab, tile, countertop, vanity top, tub surround, soap dish, sink, fireplace mantel, stone molding, mosaic, medallion, drawer knob, for interior designers; fountain, sculpture, statuary, stone carving, urns and vases, for decoration specialists; lite panel wall cladding, column, baluster, railing, step, garden furniture, paving stone, for architects; on commercial projects or industrial constructions.

Topic by apexstone 


Electronic Components Seach Made Easy

Whether its up to the minute, accurate stock and inventory or the fact that all distributors are either franchised or authorized gives no need to worry as every part can traced directly back to the original manufacturer. Most of the selected distributors offer datasheets, short descriptions and RoHs status. The search includes distributors for high volume inventory as well as catalog distributors for your prototype needs from distributors worldwide, including USA , Europe and Asia. Hopefully you ladies and gentlemen find it useful. http://www.Clickonstock.com

Topic by CompsWiz 


Jobs at Ponoko

An opportunity for someone/s to turn their immeasurable talents to produce top quality 'how-to' content for our users on a regular basis ... how to design, how to make and how to market their digital product designs and their finished tangible goods.You will post your content (text, images, video) on our blog and on Instructables.comIf you have a passion for creating how to content and want to do it with a small team of people who are reinventing how goods are designed, made and distributed worldwide, then show us what you've done!You can send your email to us at: info-at-ponoko-dot-com.Can't wait to hear from you :)

Topic by Dogic 


Fort Of July

Anyone heard of this: ~ Fort of July ~ = playfulness + community building + irrelevant revelry team awesomes all over the globe unite and celebrate in the name of awesome, fun-enabling, just-for-the-heck-of-it attitude, the spirit of nevernever land, and because building forts is just downright sweet! so on July 4th: * get a gang together * brings fort supplies – sheets, pillows, boxes, ladders, tree fronds, whatever-is-clever! * build an awesome fort * play together, in the flesh and using fun flashy techy tools to connect forts in worldwide ideas = welcome! spreading the idea = super welcome! making it blow up = well duh! high 5! team awesome ________   From Fort Of July I'm totally going to celebrate, are you?

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America is getting less creative every generation. This is why we need Instructables!

According to a recent Newsweek article, measures of Creativity Quotient have been trending downward for about two decades. "Like intelligence tests, Torrance’s test—a 90-minute series of discrete tasks, administered by a psychologist—has been taken by millions worldwide in 50 languages. Yet there is one crucial difference between IQ and CQ scores. With intelligence, there is a phenomenon called the Flynn effect—each generation, scores go up about 10 points. Enriched environments are making kids smarter. With creativity, a reverse trend has just been identified and is being reported for the first time here: American creativity scores are falling."

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iPhone Case with Cross of Jesus

A 3D Printed Design. This is an iPhone Case for the one who love Jesus. I hope you enjoy his accompany. Contact me and I will get your name engraved on the case you ordered. 10 letters max. Price remain unchanged. Specification * Made of nylon-12, a strong nylon used to produce gears. Available in various color options. (Please select color before " Add To Cart ". View Material Property) * Made in Netherlands, by Shapeways. * Worldwide shipping. (Buying several items in one shipment can save cost. View Shipping Cost) Buy at Shapeways. Designed on 23.July.2012 Go to my shop 7PLAIN Follow me on twitter at @7plain All Rights Reserved.

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Play with trash, win $10k

If you're a kid and you're pretty crafty, check out this Trash to Treasure contest that's being run by PBS' Design Squad show. Oddly enough, there's no definition of what a kid is and if that's physical age or mental, but I'm guessing it's under 18 or so. The goal of the contest is for kids to take discarded items and turn them into functional products. The grand prize winner gets the $10k prize and will work with pros to make a prototype of the winning design.This is very cool and will be running from April 1 to June 30.Some effusive comments from the organizer:"We are eager to see kids' ideas and everyday items transformed into innovative and intriguing inventions. What a great way to inspire a fresh approach to recycling, not to mention a new crop of engineers and designers!" said Brenda Musilli, Worldwide Director of Intel Education and President of the Intel Foundation. Trash to Treasure press release

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Are you a fan of Top Gear? - BBC Casting for new car mod show

Are you a fan of the show TOP GEAR? BBC Worldwide Productions has a new car customizing competition series that is casting in Southern California! We are looking for teams of two to transform their own ordinary cars into the most extreme madcap vehicles, before putting them through their paces in off the wall and outrageous challenges. You bring the personality and car, we'll do the rest. All you need is a great personality and a great story about your car, and you'll have a chance to win ultimate bragging rights and a cash prize. To meet with casting directors in July, email the following information on both you and your teammate, reply to: bbccarchallenge@gmail.com - Names of team members - Occupations - Hometown - Brief description of your relationship to each other - Brief description of your relationship to the car - Photo of each team member - Photo of the car

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Should I....? Answered

I received a PM this morning from someone asking to use one of my instructables project photos in their book. Here is what they wrote: I'm finishing writing a book dealing with sci-fi, and I thought it would be kind of fun to include your photo of your croched USS Enterprise (the first one-- tilted upward) . I have similar Trek artwork, and yours would be fun to add. If I show you as artist, might I possibly have unrestricted permission (all future world editions/languages/derivations/ads), to sell it in my printed book as well as from the book site's down-loadable image bank? Should I? I think it would be cool to have something in a book.  The other question is can I? Since it was entered into a contest and according to the contest rules :9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

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Seedbank = Arctic Bunker

Norway has built a pretty awesome1 seed storage facility over 400 feet under a frozen arctic mountain. Further chilled by air conditioners to reach -0.4F, the seeds should be safe for up to 1000 years. Hooray for biodiversity!From an AP article:The vault will serve as a backup for hundreds of other seed banks worldwide. It has the capacity to store 4.5 million seed samples from around the world and shield them from man-made and natural disasters.Dug into the permafrost of the mountain, it has been built to withstand an earthquake or a nuclear strike.The seeds are packed in silvery foil containers -- as many as 500 in each sample -- and placed on blue and orange metal shelves inside three 32-foot-by-88-foot storage chambers. Each vault can hold 1.5 million sample packages of all types of crop seeds, from carrots to wheat.1Did you see Alien vs. Predator? Remember the big Antarctic bunker/pyramid? The Norwegians clearly did too.

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need help bending/shaping a sewing needle into a spring-shape

Hello all!    I need help shaping existing sewing needles into spring shapes...and need to mass produce! I have an invention idea for a sewing needle, and after countless attempts at commissioning someone to manufacture for me, I have decided to do it myself. However, as I am a layman I have no idea how to get started!  I had created many prototypes by heating up sewing needles, then wrapping them around screws. I have tried many times to create a machine that could easily do this for me, however to no avail.  Another problem I have is that once the metal is heated and bent into shape, I need a way to possible polish and return the shine...   I have approached many shops worldwide from: sewing needle companies/ spring making companies, cnc, medical instruments, metal artists, aerospace, prototyping companies, 3d printing, the list goes on...  So now i'm back to square one...any help is appreciated, thanks !

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Plastic Soda Bottle Prosthesis

Prosthethic arms for land-mine victims, etc. War, land mines, and natural disasters create far too many amputees each year, especially in the developing world.  Worse, prosthetic limbs are expensive and hard to come by.  The Center for International Rehabilitation, posting under Instructables username CIRNetwork, has been working to find sustainable solutions:  locally available materials worked by local craftsmen.   Their plastic soda bottle prosthesis is one clear, simple solution to this problem:  a plastic bottle is heat-shrunk to cover a plaster cast of the limb stump.  Different devices can be attached to the end of the bottle, enabling the wearer to perform basic daily tasks.  This type of thing can really make a difference.  Check out the video below, and see more on the CIRNetwork YouTube channel. Want to help?  CIR is seeking donations of mobility aids to support ongoing rehabilitation relief efforts in Haiti.  You can also make general donations to assist people with disabilities worldwide. This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.

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Knex safe

I am holding a competition for all Knexers worldwide. The competition is...you guessed it, a Knex safe Competition!!!!! Ok, so here are the rules: Rule 1# The object you must make must be either a safe or a gumball machine. Rule 2# The Safe must be made out knex and elastic bands only. Rule 3# The Safe or gumball machine must be either coin operated, key operated or has tumblers Rule 4# The Safe MUST be secure Rule 5# The safe must have instructions of good quality Any entry that fail to meet the rules will be disqualified Prizes: Every entry will be subscribed 1st Place 3 patches, A sub, 5 on all instructables and comments (if wanted) and the glory of winning 2nd Place 2 patches, A sub, 5 on all instructables and comments (if wanted) and the glory of coming second 3rd Place 1 patch, A sub, 5 on all instructables and comments (if wanted) and the glory of coming third 8 finalists will each receive a sub and a patch As i am becoming a member soon i will give out patches as soon as i can Thank you and start buildin' knexers!!!! :)

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Global warming & carbon emmissions

I may be off on a tangent to reality, but I wonder if there are any statistics available on the effect of all the Tonnage Oxygen plants around the world sucking in all the oxygen, separating the various gases & storing them in pressurised liquid form. I did a quick search today and 2 countries alone were 'manufacturing' (sucking in our air, separating the elements and producing) 26,000 tonnes of approximately 99% pure oxygen per day! To the crux of my question: Is this action (carried out on a worldwide scale and potentially growing) upsetting the balance of our atmosphere - we are all informed by the press and by the scientists that global warming is (or may be) attributed to mankind burning fossil fuels and dumping the excess carbons into the atmosphere. I just view this as the flip side of the argument........ has anyone ever considered the tonnage of oxygen drawn in from the atmosphere by these plants which is sold-on essentially as bottled gas or piped to be used for oxidising other materials (blast furnaces, basic oxygen steel-making, scrap cutting  etc), could be having an equal or bigger impact on our atmosphere and global warming than the straight burning of fossil fuels by power stations and automobiles etc? Just 'throwing the idea out there' (Liquid oxygen when spilt and viewed as a puddle, appears blue like the sky, the deeper the oxygen puddle, the more vivid the blue became ..... reminded me of when I was a kid the sky looked a lot bluer than it does these days).

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Computer recycling: Dangers for even the well intentioned

Are we really making it impossible to live in this ever increasingly "darned if you do, darned if you don't" society? Disposal of computer repercussions" Picture a stack of used PCs packed with corporate data sitting unattended on a shipping company loading dock. Imagine what happens to your company's stock price when the Environmental Protection Agency tracks the serial numbers of lead-filled monitors from an illegal landfill back to you. Think about a villager in a third-world nation burning circuit boards in an open-air shop to recover a few cents' worth of precious metals. Now, what's going to be generated by that 3-year-old PC your administrator just pulled from an employee's desk? Data theft? Lawsuit? Poison? Finally, consider research firm IDC's estimate that 269 million PCs were sold worldwide last year, along with 8 million servers. The bulk of them likely were replacements for systems moved into recycling or reuse. You start to get a sense of the dangers associated with disposing of outdated computer equipment.Concerns about computer disposal fall into three main categories: Eradicating data, finding a market for outdated but usable equipment and recycling or disposing of materials in an environmentally safe manner...."Anyone have any suggestions for are "fearless leaders" ? Image is of SKILLS from the PA recycling center and can be read about at this link for SKILLS

Topic by Goodhart 


hi!Mood is still naked!

hi!Mood is a wi-fi device which generates led patterns and plays music in sync with your mood. It plays the tracks which best fit how you feel directly from stereomood.com, associating to each song the coolest and most appropriate RGB led pattern matching your mood. You can interact with hi!Mood through a mobile app interface so that hi!Mood focuses only on what it can do best: playing music and generating colored light patterns matching your mood! hi!Mood is being developed by A-Pole, a mobile application development studio which is creating innovative mobile apps to know more about the world around you and interact simply with everyday electronic objects. A hi!Mood prototype was hacked together by A-Pole during Hackitaly 2012 (more info). A-Pole is taking care of the electronic core, the design is Desall business! Desall is a crowdsourcing platform that, through design contests, connects companies and private clients with a worldwide community of creative talents. Every designer can sign up for free and participate. If you are a creative or a designer, we ask you to imagine and design the hi!Mood case: it must contain the controller board (maximum length and width of an Arduino Mega2560 PCB are 4 and 2.1 inches respectively), emit led patterns and play music through a speaker. If you manage to combine style with functionality, proposing a uniquely cool product design there is a big prize for you! Check the brief to know more about technical requirements, conditions and submission deadline. Link contest Good luck! May the best designer win. Acknowledgements: A-Pole, Arduino, Desall, Hackitaly, Openpicus, Stereomood.

Topic by Desall 


Wireless Battery Operated Water Tank Overflow Alarm or Transmitter

In India and worldwide water, availability is a huge issue so saving water is most important work these days for the environment. As like most of the Indian families using water tank to store water and use them later. The main issue is that wastage of water once water tank got filled and most of the water tank fixed on the rooftop. There are lots of devices available in the market to warn overflow tank but most of comes with bulky wires and connection to show the water level or water overflow warning. But I want to make a simple battery operate design/circuit for a water tank that transmits water overflow signal every 8 or 10 seconds to the receiver. For the signal receiver, there is no issue of power but for transmitter power, an important factor and this is must that transmitter circuit works on battery for a long time. So Here I want to design a circuit works on battery (3v to 5v). A circuit with two wire fix at the top of the water tank or on the sidewall and circuit check wires connection for water touch them every 8 to 10 sec. If water touched the wire transmitter release a signal (go to sleep mode again for next 10 sec) to the receiver and receiver worn by a small buzzer for 10 sec. Again after 10 sec transmitter check the water level and release a signal to the receiver. Similar water tank alarms comes costly around 90$ to 150$. I want to use AtTiny85 or min Arduino, Wireless module 433mhz to save money. So please help me start this project by programming or another way to finalize this project and help me save water.

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call for ideas and projects for a new publication

The Wild Pansy Press Book of Rainy Day Activities A Call for Works The Wild Pansy Press will be producing a publication in which a range of artists, designers, activists make concrete suggestions for new cultural activities in a Post-Credit-Crunch society, with an emphasis on the practical, the sustainable, the challenging and the subversive... The book will be a collection of templates, instructions and recipes which can be used to make or to generate Art works in the widest sense. The book will include some pieces about ideas raised by the projects as well as the "instructions" and templates, parts lists, supplier contacts, artists' information and plenty of visual material. Everything will be copyright-free and we will encourage readers to get back to us with their own ideas or adaptations of the pieces The book will be our contribution to the exhibition CRUNCHTIME: artists' responses to the global credit crisis and its timetable of associated events and will be available free at the main exhibition venue in York for the duration of the 8-day event in February 2010 and will then be on sale through various distributors, independent bookshops and galleries worldwide and from our own website. In addition, larger-format supporting items such as detailed plans, circuit diagrams and motivational posters will be also available as free downloads from the Wild Pansy site. The publication will be a squared-off A4 format (210 x 210 mm) and its design will reflect the contents. We are currently negotiating funding to cover the costs of making selected "prototypes" by contributors. So we invite you to submit your ideas, proposals and plans for things to make, things to perform, things to read, models for organisation, models for action, recipes for (avoiding) disaster, recipes for big dinners... to: info@wildpansypress.com www.wildpansypress.com

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Futuristic Concept Guns that may be worth a Build with your twist!

Ahhh... I feel sometimes the k'nex gun builders community lacks a bit artistic visions, so I scraped the worldwide web for some images that would pump some artistic juices into the community. With no offence to our replica builders out there, (you guys are awesome at what you do!) but I feel that building a k'nex gun is an art. Trying to create that right balance of flow of a gun while incorporating a twist that catches the persons eye is a challenge, a skill, and I feel may be a bit more challenging than making a replica. With replicas you have the comfort of a defined shape and measurements, when guns like these (some virtual, I know one is real, the harmonica gun) are built to be within a similar scale but again with that unusual and pleasing twist of the imagination.  Again I don't mean to offend anyone with the idea that replicas are not cool, replicas are awesome and I find it really hard to stay within a replicas measurements (more power to the people who can). I would just like to see some more unique visions of the builder. Build a gun that defines you and your vision of what a great gun looks and feels like. Then make it perform how you want it too. It's a complex process capturing the beauty of a well crafted k'nex gun through not only aesthetic appearance, but physical performance. These unique guns are what defines us as a K'nex gun community, a community of artists.   At the end of the pictures, I've included a couple of my best Art. (two which didn't perform as planned but nailed appearance)

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Ice Art Alaska: San Francisco Art Institute Team

INTRODUCTION:In March 2008, a team of five graduate students from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) are determined to participate in the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. Four sculptors will compete in the Multi-Block Classic event, which involves carving over 700 cubic feet of ice in under 132 hours. Additionally, we are bringing one archivist who will record and write about our experience. We seriously consider Ice Art as an opportunity to enhance our artistic knowledge and ingenuity, as well as to positively impact the communities involved.TEAM:Jesse Hensel, Team CaptainEric ReyesStephanie InagakiJesse WaltonLaura Rogers, ArchivistCONTEXTIce Art brings together communities from various countries -consistently from Canada, Norway, Russia, Japan, and China - and at all career levels including professional artists, students, and local residents. Each team has a different approach. Some will celebrate traditional craft while others will pursue edgy artistic expressions. Some will produce monumental forms while others will carve small-scale objects. For six long days, the SFAI team will work intensely together in the harsh Alaskan environment. During morning and evening meals they will reenergize and discuss different carving techniques and landscape traditions with other participants. This experience will undoubtedly benefit those in the competition in addition to educating and entertaining audiences worldwide.For general information about the competition visit: http://www.icealaska.com/COMMUNITY PARTNERS1. San Francisco Art Institute2. Make Magazine3. Morrow and Hensel Consulting4. Instructables

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Make It Yourself... Call For Existing Works

Cybersonica with Openlab Workshops and Manchester Art Gallery present: Make It Yourself www.cybersonica.org openlabworkshops.org www.manchestergalleries.org CALL FOR EXISTING WORKS Make It Yourself is an exhibition of inventive Arduino and DIY electronic-circuitry projects to accompany the major solo exhibition Recorders by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at Manchester Art Gallery between 18 September 2010 to 30 January 2011. See http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/exhibitions/index.php?itemID=73 for more information. A rapidly expanding community of people worldwide is taking advantage of new, cheaper technology and a growing pool of shared knowledge to make things for themselves – useful things, clever things, silly things, unique things. Make It Yourself is a ‘small but perfectly formed’ show of a handpicked half-dozen of these hand-made devices. We are now accepting submissions of existing Arduino and DIY electronic-circuitry projects from artists, hobbyists, hackers, DIY musicians and anyone interested in making things for themselves wishing to exhibit their work as part of Make It Yourself. We are looking for pieces that reveal and demonstrate: unique devices born out of imagination or happy accident how everyday artefacts actually work custom-made tools born out of a frustration that nothing else quite does the job modified consumer products that now do something their manufacturers never conceived of Overall we are looking for inventive projects that demonstrate a wide range of function and form, simplicity and complexity, humour and intent. We expect creators of selected works to provide a project ‘info pack’ of design schematics, component lists, code and step-by-step assembly instructions. Deadline: Monday, 13 September 2010 Notification: Friday 17 September 2010 Download: application PDF available for download from www.cybersonica.org

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The Sting Behind the Bling - what is the true cost of a little style?

The mining of jewels is often inhumane, illegal and highly toxic. So think before you sparkle.Whether future heirloom or fun trinket, jewellery is one of life's luxurious pleasures. Even if you aren't decked out in multiple carats, a bit of bling can make you feel a million dollars. But the path your jewellery takes to reach your earlobe, neck, wrist or finger can be harrowing.Worldwide, the people - including about a million children - employed on minimal wages to mine and process supposedly legitimate diamonds, gemstones and precious metals often endure some of the worst working conditions imaginable. Toiling in Asian and African countries with little or no union support means health and safety precautions are slender at best. There's a serious risk of work-related death, injury or chronic illness as workers scratch out a living in remote mines extracting precious and semi-precious stones.This is just one article from the BBC's online magazine Thread, which I have not read before, mainly because "fashion" is not something I generally think about.Thread is the online fashion magazine dedicated to bringing you the latest in eco-fabulous style.Ethical fashion is fashion that has been made, worn and passed on in a way that looks after people, animals and the environment. The clothes we feature in Thread support this approach, making us essential viewing for fashion-conscious people who care about where their clothes come from. All clothes tick off at least one of these principles:Made and traded sustainablyMade of sustainable materialsRecycled or vintageThread shows you how to get the look you want in an eco-glam way through our unique mix of affordable fashion, exclusive videos, photo galleries and thought-provoking features.Link to full articleMagazine homepage.

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Can you point the way to a DIY audience response system?

Audience response systems are invaluable tools in classrooms but I can't afford the $1.2K that companies want me to spend for a pack of 24 units! I've got 35+ students in my class! Background: Electronic audience response systems allows admins to poll a large number of users on a large amount of questions.My students (G9-12), in general, do have (newish) cell phones. (New cell phones, like new tennis shoes, are a status symbol and among even the poorest students I've seen them with new expensive cell phones). Most students do not have wireless enabled laptops/handheld computers/ accessible in the classroom. What's worse is that many school network admins flat deny student access to school's wireless for fear of security/porn/ inappropriate material etc.The open answer/polling time would need to be able to handle responses from a variety of inputs at different times i.e. little Johnny takes a little longer than Janey to answer the question so we can't have to wait for one student to enter their response before the next student. This time delay in fact would nearly defeat the purpose of gathering responses efficiently.I'm very interested in seeing if a blue tooth receiver/software package could handle the polling of 30+ cell phone connections at the same time.Your help in this matter has enormous potential to achieve a Johnny Lee wiiboard like effect on classrooms worldwide.Alternatives: paper pollingAs noted below, paper polling doesn't scale very well. If I'm performing secretarial duties of sorting paper then I'm not doing my job as a manager of a classroom and education. I feel that any teacher that is still pushing worksheets/quizzes/ etc. on paper then that teacher is working too hard and not working smart.IR remotesI've looked at trying to use off the shelf IR devices that could be used as a polling device. I believe the problem is in the IR receiver being able to identify each individual IR device. How to mod an IR so that it only has a unique signature connected to each signal?

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Homeowners go greener with do-it-yourself jobs

Michael Davis and his 60 Watt DIY Solar panel were mentioned in SFGate's Homeowners go greener with do-it-yourself jobs.Like a lot of Bay Area homeowners, Alissa Hauser and husband Steve Brown have already done the small things to save on utility bills and pursue a green life: lower the thermostat, install energy-efficient lightbulbs, use old T-shirts for rags instead of paper towels.But earlier this month, the East Bay couple took a longer stride into the do-it-yourself green home improvement era by spending a Saturday afternoon routing gray water pipes from their laundry machine to their garden. Now, each time they run a load of dirty clothes, the excess H{-2}O runs through a filtering system that waters their apple, plum and lemon trees. "In many ways, environmentalism has become an expensive, consumer-driven effort," Hauser, a director at a nonprofit, said. "But this kind of project proves environmentalism can be a money-saving lifestyle, too."...Michael Davis, a Florida inventor who owns property in the Arizona desert, became a minor DIY Internet sensation on the environmental Web site treehugger.com last month when he posted a step-by-step guide on building a homemade solar panel system for $105.Davis said he needed the free electricity to power tools and equipment on his property near Arizona's Painted Desert, where he relies mostly on a generator. He bought used and blemished solar panels off eBay for about $30 and strung together a bootleg unit that managed to power 60 watts of free juice, enough to recharge his drill overnight - a small but important step in the DIY quest to corral solar energy on the cheap.Davis' panels also received high attention on instructables.com, the San Francisco-based Web site that has become a popular destination for do-it-yourselfers looking for detailed instructions. Since the site added a green section last year, users worldwide have contributed more than 120 blueprints on green home improvement projects, everything from contraptions to convert attic heat into hot water to tinning a roof with aluminum cans.More news and press about Instructables here.

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