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esterday I got a tour of instructables and all I can say is that it was awesome!
we arrived at auto desk and signed in and aleator777 gave us a tour of instructables/the workshop.  Aleator777 was the nicest person ever!  In the workshop there were cnc machines, laser cutters and 3D printers galore. There was also a kitchen and a sewing room. I got a peek at mikeasuarus and Tinaciousz's upcoming instructables! 

All I can say is that it was amazing!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

5 years ago

So, when do you start as an AiR?

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ThisIsMyNameOK
ThisIsMyNameOK

Reply 5 years ago

My guess is that you are a little too young, just because of safety regulations. But that would depend partially on what you do and having someone there to monitor you might be enough to make it okay. I don't know. You should go for it if you can. It would be an awesome opportunity.

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ThisIsMyNameOK
ThisIsMyNameOK

Reply 5 years ago

Oh, never mind. I just read the rest of the way down the comments and saw that you found out the minimum age. I'm surprised it's 18, I thought it would be more like 16.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

16? 18? 21?

I don't know, I was past caring about qualifying ages by about a quarter of a century when I went...

(Does the link not say?)

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bravoechonovember1
bravoechonovember1

Reply 5 years ago

no it doesn't but when I went I was just barely the age to be let in the workshop

You were an AiR?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

Yes, the summer before they moved to Pier 9 - most people worked around just two large tables, plus a few desks for computers. The workshop was tiny, and not so well-equipped - just a few hand power tools, a mitre saw, and a clunky laser cutter. There were a couple of small 3d printers, but I never got as far as using them.

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bravoechonovember1
bravoechonovember1

Reply 5 years ago

was that in the naval base? I was watchinga mythbusters rerun last night and the control tower was in the background!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

No, it was on Second Street, off Market Street, about 10-15 minutes walk from Pier 9, upstairs beside a burito place.

Godzilla stepped over it...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

(If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? It's not on your profile. PM if you like.)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

Ah, I see - not on this year's programme, then!

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bravoechonovember1
bravoechonovember1

Reply 5 years ago

nope

at least I can pass the time by making instructables

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bravoechonovember1
bravoechonovember1

Reply 5 years ago

so that is why Google street view showed that place!

So what instructables did you make?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

Not many, to be honest - my personal favourite was an acrylic maze, designed by hand, drawn up in Corel, and cut by laser (my first proper laser-cut project).

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

And you are...?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

That just means you have time to build your portfolio...

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bravoechonovember1
bravoechonovember1

Reply 5 years ago

ha ha

I will have a lot of portfolio building then

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

You've got 11-12 more than most authors...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

Instructables. Most authors only do one or two.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

5 years ago

Nice! No pictures or it didn't happen.

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bravoechonovember1
bravoechonovember1

Reply 5 years ago

I didn't take any pictures of the inside but here is a picture of the outside

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 5 years ago

Remember the Alamo!

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bravoechonovember1
bravoechonovember1

Reply 5 years ago

remember the order of the planets too!

instructables.com/id/How-To-Remember-The-Order-Of-The-Planets/

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 5 years ago

remember the colors of the spectrum too!

Roy G. Biv, it's spelled out for you in black and white.