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My time at Instructables HQ... Answered

.. was boring.
There was nothing to do, Eric talked to much, they were so lazy...
Eric wouldn't even let me see the laser cutter!

.......

YEAH RIGHT!


Instructables HQ was one of the best days of MY LIFE!
It was so awesome.

I got to laser engrave my phone and Flip Video camera, I got to take pictures with Eric, Christy.
I met and talked to Tim Anderson, I met and talked to Patrik as well.

They gave me like two HUGE sheets of the rectangle robot stickers, and the circle ones.
That's about 350 stickers.

I got to check out the tower, Christy gave me and my brother each shirts from last years 2007 Halloween contest.

It was so awesome.
Everything will be in detail with images and stuff in my Slideshow that will probably be posted today.

So you guys will just have to wait.
I will post a comment on this that says "It's up!" and then you can check it out if you like.

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Wasagi
Wasagi

12 years ago

How'd you get in?

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

Went to Yosemite, then San Francisco for Spring Break. Just asked if I could stop by, they said okay.

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Wasagi
Wasagi

Reply 12 years ago

Wow! It'll be hard for me, considering I'm in DC...

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zachninme
zachninme

13 years ago

Hope you had fun! Aren't those sticker rolls cool?!

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah! I bet you had to cut those... :P "Now Billy won't have to cut those all.", said Christy at the HQ yesterday. ;-)

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Tetranitrate
Tetranitrate

Reply 12 years ago

- click print - wait exactly one hour and 10 minutes - sheet cut on printer - cut in half, then quarters - lay it out on table, and use razer to cut the rectangle stickers into rows of 12, and the circles into rows of 14 - use scissors to cut the rows into individual stickers - repeat - repeat - repeat ::sobs:: - repeat x2000 Sorry, I just finished getting through a very large sticker order. Since we will not have access to our large sticker making baby, we had to print out as many stickers as possible. I spent two hours a few days ago, finishing up all the sheets we had printed.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

You know you get guillotines that cut full A1 size pages... We had one, it would drastically cut the effort in this, also I think a hand cranked strip cutter could be made easily enough... A few cogs and gears, handcrank and a pair of scissors modified...

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

I was cutting the stickers yesterday and today, and Billy, I know how you feel...

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

I didn't cut any stickers when I was there ;-)

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 13 years ago

Hahaha, lucky you, eh?

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Yus :D BTW: The gap is there because they only printed 110 stickers. (Why they printed 110 stickers is beyond me...)

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 13 years ago

You could have asked. ;-)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

13 years ago

I'm so going there someday...if eric will let me

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

Well if he doesn't you can always gatecrash and write an Instructable about it. =)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 13 years ago

Haha! "How to break into instructables headquarters"

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

Well not break in, because it wouldn't be malicious.... xD

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

It's up there with how to steal this book.

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

Are you anywhere nearby? If so, definitely plan to come to the Maker Faire in San Mateo, two weeks from now (May 3&4).

Eric, Christy, and the rest of the Instructables crew will be there, plus tons of other really cool people and stuff - not to be missed!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 13 years ago

*sigh* I wish I was...I'm about 2200 miles away...THANKS for telling me how COOL it'll be! (jk :))

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

Well, guess you should have gone to the one in Austin TX in October then - that one should be at least a thousand miles closer... Don't worry, we'll make sure to tell you how much it sucked afterwards, so you'll be glad you didn't go. ;-)

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 13 years ago

Alameda, California.

Around San Francisco.
It's changing though.

I shall say no more.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 13 years ago

They're moving?

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 13 years ago

Wait for the update in about a week and a half..

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 13 years ago

I hope they are moving closer to me - I guess they have to, they can't get much farther away than they already are!

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 13 years ago

They're only moving like 10-30 miles away. Probably less. ;-)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 13 years ago

Why move at all then? If you can't move closer to me then don't bother!:)

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

I assume there will be an official announcement some time soon - wouldn't want to steal their thunder...

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struckbyanarrow
struckbyanarrow

Reply 13 years ago

sweet ill try and check it out next time i got to sf!

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Labot2001
Labot2001

13 years ago

Woah! Lucky duckiness!!! What are you doing reading this comment?? Get that slideshow up!!!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

13 years ago

I am not jealous nor do I ever wish to go there nor do I ever wish to do everything you just did...

NOT

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

from an engineering standpoint, what you said is the second thing on the list of blatant lies, rivaled only by: im not jealous of tech-kings cool computer with side panel that he painted without an airbrush.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 13 years ago

You're definitely not proud of yourself...

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

I know I'm not. I wouldn't want to do that to my computer.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

there are different styles of mods. and why not. ithink it looks good.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

I really don't see the point, I look at the screen, not the PC.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

its for show at lan partys mostly. although adding fans is good if you plan to overclock.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Why? Do you distract everyone by showing off your flame-laden machine, forcing them to look away from the screen? I don't go to LAN parties. I don't game.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

its to show off your computer skillez. and as an anti-thef device (it makes it obvious whos computer it is). and it also distractes them a bit. BTW: is there any way to chrome plate non-metallic parts at home?

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

13 years ago

One phrase:
NO EFFIN' FAIR!!

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ll.13
ll.13

13 years ago

Sweetness!

I got to laser engrave my phone wow! maybe it'd be worth the several hundred pound flight? xD

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

I'd have to fly over the pond. (or sail... :D ) ;-)

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Firebert010
Firebert010

13 years ago

I was wondering where you'd gone. I was beginning to think you lost interest. I'm glad to hear you had a good time. If anyone deserves a trip to the HQ it is you! Eric's voice is a little deep. It always startles me whenever I hear him speak in a video. (No offense Eric)