Anti Valentines Contest

I hope this is okay to post here, but I'm doing an ANTI VALENTINES contest at my blog www.dabbled.org... you know the drill, fun and mediocre prizes ;)It's for anti-valentines arts and crafts... something a little darker than your average valentines project.I would love to have some instructables entered, because nothing is cooler than how to actually make a neat project !Anyways, if you're interested, here's the link: http://www.dabbled.org/2008/01/dabbled-black-heart-anti-valentines.htmlEnjoy!Dot

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Draw Like Brian Ralph

Brian Ralph has some tips on how to draw a character? Who is Brian Ralph? I have no idea, but he put together an informative and amusing argument towards ditching those wooden dolls and the Marvel Way. In its place he recommends a looser style and more attention to shape and negative space.Worth a read even if you're still having problems getting your stick figures to look good. Draw like Brian Ralphvia Drawn!

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botronics - Build a Wind Harp!- Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.botronics was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Build a Wind Harp!Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out [all the finalists], and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. The wind harp is very different and somewhat unknown "instrument" to most people. A project that is flexible to what materials that can be found and made into something that is enjoyable to listen to. The last storm that sweep through the SF Bay Area provided a great deal of audio files for me to tinker with and place on my internet radio station. Most of the time the wind harp was really a rain harp!Should I win the Laser Cutter, I will use it to continue my first passion, that is building Robots and Artbots. Perhaps I'll see you at this years Makers Faire and Robogames and be able to share my projects with you.

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check this out! big penny strcuture

This guy is LOADED. and bored. too much time on his hands.edit: see more at http://www.fincher.org/Misc/Pennies/Sent3b.shtmledit2: this guy was making this for charity NOT for himselfFrom Marcelo Bezos at pennypyramidproject.com.I recently built a World Record Penny Pyramid using over 289,000 pennies. I'm currently adding more coins to the pyramid in an attempt to reach the 1,000,000 penny mark by August of next year,Marcelo is raising money for a charity to raise awareness of Colorectal Cancer.

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SF Clothing Swap at CELLspace

This Saturday, January 19th, there's a clothing swap at CELLspace in San Francisco.From the swapsf website:What: Sweet! The first clothing swap of 2008!When: Saturday, January 19th, noon-3pmWhere: CELLspace (2050 Bryant St. between 18th & 19th) map How Much: $5 ($10 without clothes)Featuring: Mountains of well-organized clothing swappage! $2 wine & Trumer Pils! On-site screenprinting & tailoring! Tasty beats by poolboy & d (4handed)! Free Meth Coffee (BYOC, otherwise $2)! Absinthe candy by Lit Lollipops! Other stuff as it comes up! Leftover clothing will be donated to local charities, including Dolores Street Community Services, A Safe Place for Women, and The Stop AIDS Project.

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The Kids Are Alright

Via The Sietch BlogIf I asked you if giving up your car and plane travel (permanently) was a sensible solution to global warming, most people of adult age (lets say 20+) would have a hard time doing that. However the next generation, the ones who are really going to be screwed by the ill effects of the global climate crisis see things a little differently."new generation of green teenagers are prepared to support radical measures to help the planet, says a new study.A survey of 16- to 19-year-olds by the Future Foundation found more than one in eight (13%) supported a ban on travelling by air for leisure purposes, while one in 10 say they would back a ban on cars if global warming continues to worsen.Almost 10% even say they would be prepared to take part in guerrilla activities carried out by environmental groups.Meanwhile others - primarily girls - are so eco-conscious they have developed a whole new strand of teen insecurity: "green angst", defined as anxiety about one's eco credentials. Others said environmental awareness even influences their choice of friends and partners.The report was conducted on behalf of the National Lottery to inform funding of environmental projects."It might sound like these kids have lost their minds, supporting guerrilla organizations?! But when you consider the kind of world they are going to inherit it makes perfect sense. If you knew that your parents generation was going to leave you a doomed world, you might be a little pissed. No one wants to grow up to inhabit a mad max movie.According to the study released today by The National Lottery (UK organization), half of 16-19 year olds (50 per cent) want plastic bags banned completely, 71 per cent think that unnecessary packaging on food should go, and 13% per cent want a ban on traveling by plane for leisure purposes. While a quarter (24 per cent) think there should be increases on the taxes and tolls affecting cars, one in ten is prepared to go even further and would support a complete ban on cars if global warming continues to get worse.Read more here.

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There Should be a Solar contest

There should be a solar energy contest, I'm sure there are lots of awesome ideas out there. I'm thinking solar powered coffee machine, kite wind generator, ..... Maybe categories like small gadgets, garden, home power, cooking? Prizes like a 100w photovoltaic panel, solar cell phone chargers, Stirling engine for the coffee cup.Lets put our heads together on this.

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Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire

The Crucible is having their annual Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fire & Fashion festival.It's a conflagration on the hottest catwalk in the Bay Area, with fabulous fashionistas, flaming dancers, stilters, contortionists and aerialists. Enjoy music, dazzling performances, fiery delicacies and refreshments, and a silent auction -- all while sizzling models strut down the hottest runway ever.What: Hot Couture A Fusion of Fashion and Fire When: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 17, 18, 19th 7:00 PM Who: Dozens of Bay Area's hottest designers, outrageous models and awe-inspiring performers Where: The Crucible 1260 Seventh Street, Oakland, CA 94607 2 blocks from W. Oakland BART Tickets on sale at http://www.thecrucible.org Thursday 1/17 - Preview & community night: All tickets $15 Friday 1/18 - $35 General Admission, $30 Crucible Members, $40 at the door Saturday 1/19 - VIP gala $125 in advance, $100 Crucible Members, $150 at the door http://www.thecrucible.org/calendar/hotcouture_08.html

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Pedal Power LED lit night soccer!

My school entered into a "pedal power video" competition, the challenge was to make a video showing how to use alternative sources of energy, so my school had a soccer game at night where we lit the field up using pedal power and generators. This was done by attaching a belt to the back wheel of a bike and hooking it up to a treadmill motor working in reverse for power. Enjoy!

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Instructables Gone Wrong

This is what I like to call: Instructables Gone Wrong!WARNING!He does have a "rude" outburst at the beginning!

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Two videos devoted to the spirit of creativity

Youtube poster RinpaEshidan puts up some great videos of walls being painted and repainted several times over and sets them to a nice groovy soundtrack. I find them helpful for when I need to give my mind a bit of a mental reboot. Here are two worth checking out.Do you guys have any favorite drawing/creating videos or other forms of inspiration?

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Debevec 360 degree light field display

I know some of you may have seen this already, but it's still pretty spiffy.You gotta love Debevec's projects. I do, anyway.

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How to Shoot a War Scene on a Tight Budget

See how to use just three people to create a full war scene complete with explosions within four days.For the shooting anyway. Still not clear how long this took to assemble in post. via Neatorama

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Homemade Holidays Contest Ends on Sunday

The Homemade Holidays Contest ends Sunday night at 11:59 PST. This is the last weekend to get a project in and win some cool prizes from CRAFT: magazine. So whatcha waitin' for? Enter!

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Automatic Center Punch

Does anyone have a crossection of an automatic center punch and a description of how one works?

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Michael Jackson and his huge glove! (awesome video)

This is so delightfully bizarre. An Internet project gets the help of online volunteers to locate Michael's white glove in each frame of a performance of Billy Jean. With that data others can make some crazy tweaks to it. This one is by far the best of the bunch.Really, just click the link and watch the video. It's great. awesome white glove footagevia Make

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Fractal Art Contest -- 2007

Check out the winners of the 2007 Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest -- they're absolutely gorgeous. These are just a couple of my favorites.Back in the 90's I had one of those zooming fractal screensavers, and could spend entirely too long watching it swoop through the Mandelbrot set. Fantastic stuff. Thanks to BoingBoing for the link.

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World's Largest Snow Sculpture

Living in the bay area in California, I have access to now in Lake Tahoe, but we get no fluffy stuff to look out at in the morning. I love being able to wear light jackets in January, but sometimes I miss getting all bundled up and sledding or making Easter Island style snowguys on the front yard.So seeing this massive snow sculpture from China makes me want to just hit the slopes for a few weeks. Workers sculpt "Romantic Feelings", which will debut at the 20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin of Heilongjiang Province, China, on Dec 17. "Romantic Feelings", measuring approximately 115 feet high and 656 feet long, is designed to be the world's largest snow sculpture. The 20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo starts on Dec. 20 at the city's Sun Island Scenic Area. (Getty Images/China Photos) ilnk with more picsvia Neatorama

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Happenings 1/10/08

There are some cool events happening in the Bay Area right now. Today we are highlighting hot dogs and re-purposed trash, but there is always plenty to go out do.Frankenart Drop-in Arterrarium Tonight there is a drop-in arterrarium at Frankenart Mart. What's an arterrarium? Well, as best as we can tell, it's an event where you make art with real live people and then add it to the show in the Frankenart gallery right before your very eyes! And what ties this whole operation together you may ask? Hot dogs of course.Thursday, January 10th, 2008 6 - 9pm515 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA415.221.2394Finders Keepers Gallery Opening Reception Creativity Explored artists turn trash into treasure in a new exhibition of sculptural works made from cast-off wood, metal, wire, and other found objects.Thursday, January 10, 2008, 7 - 9 pm3245 16th Street, San Francisco CAWe need your help!If there is an event that you think the Instructables community would be interested in your area let us know about it so we can put it on our Community Blog! First, create a forum post about it that let's people know what and where the event is, like the one I just made above, and then, once you've gotten in published in the forums, send me a PM letting me know it's up and that you want to add it to the Community Blog and I'll make it happen.

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I'm Really Impressed...

As a result of the contest - there's undoubtedly been an explosion of knit-related content....I myself will buying some yarn and needles and Teaching Myself (thanks Rachel) to make myself this Awesome Neck Warmer as it can be a bit chilly while riding to and from school and such :) It seems much more suitable for use in Central *cough* Florida *cough* - I just hate being cold while riding and my longish 'necular' region is typically not protected very well...So that said - well done on all the new stuff :)andThoughts?, anyone else....

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The Best Fresnel Lens on eBay

I did a quick bit of research into Fresnel lens pricing and found this... the best Fresnel lens on eBay. Fresnel lensIs BlindSight selling stuff on eBay?

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Instructablart

I thought It would be fun to have a thread dedicated to instructable related art, like the robot's long lost cousins thread but encompassing all the different bits of instructablart out there, yes my name for it is prounounced IN-STRUCT-A-BLART that's it spelt phoenetically (kind of) There are a lot of things out there, including many members avatars, If they were all posted here an album could be made for them (I'd even host it)That's only the start and is inspired by whatsisfaces additions to the robot family...I figured the guitar would be orange and black looked better with it

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ink jet printer to cutter?

Ive got an ink jet printer that bust on me a few days ago, and ive always wonered if it would be possible to replace the ink cartrages with a cutting blade and use it as a vinyl/cardboard/anything else you can think of cutter. my school had a vinyl cutter which i used a lot, but i dont have access to that any more. the only problems i can see are things like "how can i get the blade to come off the paper between letters etc? how would it cope with changes in direction? could it be programmed to follow a line instead of the side to side action?" if this wouldnt work, anyone got any other ideas for a cocked up ink jet printer? shame to waste it. attach a laser?? lol. a really budget laser cutter. could the motors and rails be used for anything else? its got a scanner attached too, but i cant think of a use for that, other than turning it into a SAD lamp (seasonal affected disorder). i think it would be bright enough. ideas?

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Steampunk LEGO Star Wars Contest

The From Bricks to Bothans Forum is dedicated to LEGO Star Wars (great games, btw) and they're having a contest to reimagine core vehicles from Star Wars... in LEGO... and in a steampunk style. It's a mash-up triple play that makes a geeks head explode with shimmery bits of silvery stuff and apparently it's really happening. There are even a couple of entries including the X-Wing below. Entrants have until Jan 31 to enter. Prizes include LEGO kits. Linkvia Neatorama and Super Punch

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restoring a knife

I recently acquired a knife in poor condition. It is a Frost Cutlery Flying Falcon lock back. The thumb catch knob is missing and I was wondering if any one had an idea to replace it. Also, I was wondering if anyone had any info on stainless rostfrei.

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HELP (study courses)

HI im fujiapple this might not be the best place to post this, but i need help in choosing a suitable course for my studies, and whats better than asking the pro's themselves. I'm interested in arts, designing, electronics, programming and making things. im sure most of you here share the same interest. I would like to ask, 1) which would be the best choice 2) did you all study courses like :electronics, designing 3) or did you all do this during your free time thanks for helping.. Fujiapple

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Instructables Gets an Embroidering Machine

We borrowed an embroidering machine from Craft Magazine for a few days so that we could finish up the prizes for our Fake It Don't Make It Contest. Matt got it set up today and we finished our first few test prints - all in all, it works pretty well. It's going to make some sweet embroidered aprons for our winners! Full Instructable with operational directions coming soon...for now, images of robot love poems, oranges, and laser cut micro flatware.

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The Quest for Authenticity

Every so often I get a bit lost in thought about the word "authentic" and how it applies to the world around us. I've seen lots of people who fought over what is authentic in the States and Japan. It probably happens elsewhere, too, but that's where I've lived.So many people are in the hunt for what is authentic in the world. There is a constant complaint of modern objects being too plastic, even if they aren't made up of plastic. So wood and organic foods become almost fetish items. They are seen to be inherently closer to the source. This is not a bad pursuit and to me it is close to the hunt for meaning in the world, but the desire to hold something up on a pedestal and worship it can lead to false idols.What reminded me of this today was a story about an exhibit at the Vatican Museum where classic statues have been recreated with what they imagined how they were originally painted. The results are often bizarre. Caligula in the image below looks straight out of Akira.full storyIt can be hard to have the images of the marble statues that we know match up with these colorful images, but they are part of the same world. So what is now more authentic? The white marble or the primary colors? What about the creaky old chair that is never used any more versus the new chair that is simply using modern methods to the same end?It all leads to some more questions, too. Is authentic an elitist ideal or a purist one? Do we seek our own identity by aligning it with something else that nobody can copy?It's all fun and games, but I have to go and take care of more family errands and go out to eat while I'm out here near Boston. I hear the clam chowder at the local restaurant is amazing.

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Horsepunk Exhibit

Steampunk may be in love with brassy steam-powered devices, but what about the horses? How would the modern world be if everything was still horse-drawn? That's a question that a group of SVA students tackled and will be showing off in an exhibit in the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, NY. Can someone please stop by to take some more pics when it opens Feb 2? I'd love to see more of this. Horsepower Exhibit linkvia Core77

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Trojan found....cant delete..wtf?

Renos.y is the name of the trojan that my AV software picked up (trend micro antivirus), but it's unable to delete the Trojan and I can’t open the drive D, E, F. so what do i do now? Maybe I should reinstall my computer and restore the data with EASEUS data recovery wizard or other data recovery programs.

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Ice Alaska: Ice

Ice for the competition is collected form gravel pits around Fairbanks. In the summer gravel is mined from old river channels. The resulting ponds contain little organic material. Additionally during nine month winter, temperatures range from +40 to -60F (+5 to -50C). These factors combine to create exceptionally thick clear ice. The following are pictures of an iced over gravel pit.

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Ice Alaska Venue

The World Ice Art Championships are held in the Ice Park in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2009 the venue may move to North Pole, Alaska. Each team is provided with a site on a looping trail through the park. The sites are surrounded by small black spruce are double as R.V. parking in the summer. In 1999 I rented chainsaws from the blue bus for the competition.

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A Carbon Tide: Past, Present and Future

The New York Times has a really nice graph showing the world's historical and projected carbon emissions here at A Carbon Tide: Past, Present and Future Global emissions of carbon dioxide, measured by the weight of carbon it contains.Their choice to display it in flash rather than a similarly-sized image is somewhat annoying, but the chart itself does a nice job presenting a type of data that is often difficult to comprehend. Getting people to truly grasp the size and scale of some of the world's energy issues is one of the key challenges in making progress on those issues. In 2004, 7.9 billion metric tons of carbon were released -- did you make good use of your metric ton?Here's a thought experiment in that same vein: The San Francisco oil spill was originally reported as a 140 gallon spill, but turned out to be approximately 58,000 gallons. How much worse is a 58,000 gallon spill compared to a 140 gallon spill?

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Lead guitar

Ok, Danny posted his "lead guitar" instructable, and he won't let me edit it, even though i have tried before, so should i make my own????

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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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folding

Hey does any one have any tips for folding duct tape longways (hot dog) perfectly im trying to make shoe laces but i need to get it folded perfect (i know how to do it the other way just get like a pencil put it in the middle and have some one pull the pencil and take the two sides hold thought and slowly put together) ps i'll post an instructable on it when im done

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corners

Does anyone have any tips on how to make sharp corners for duct tape things that are hallow (like a cover for electronics)

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Help create a new art-form.

A recent recall to an old BBC thread (which has been running for six years!) reminded me that some people here like Haiku.You don't know haiku?A simple form of poemOf ancient Japan.First, five syllables,Then seven, then five againIn only three lines.There are variations on the theme (a personal favourite is the SciFaiku ), so I thought, why not start a new form - the Mak-u.Try and stick to the three lines/17 syllable format, but with allowances for creativity (as per SciFaiku), and each one to include a reference, however obscure or vague, to the making process (tools, ways of making things...).Birth of an art-form,Copyleft and open-source,On Instructables.Have a go, see what you can do.The old and the young,Together, fixing the worldWith a hot-glue gun

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Any Harry Potter fans out there?

OK, good, you know about the whole Harry Potter thing, but do you know about this?Here's the idea. - You put these MP3s onto two CDs and get a copy of The Sorcerer Stone. - Mute your TV. - Put them both in CD and DVD players. - When you're at the DVD menu you hit play on both players at the same time. - Swap CDs for the second half of the movie. - Enjoy the hilarity!OK, I'm guessing on the last one. I haven't tried this and it'll be a while before I have the time to do it. Has anyone else done it or willing to try?

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How to "screen" text onto a shirt? please help!!!

I have read some great tutorials on how to do inexpensive screen printing using the modgepodge method and sewing looms, but that just seems WAY too painstaking to try and use that same method for applying lines of text to fabric. what's more, I can't see someone wasting an entire screen for just a few lines of text, even if they were using traditional screen printing methods. Other than iron-on transfers, what other ways might people be applying text to their items? I hope I make sense, I just have been needing to know this for some time now! The picture i have included is an example of what i am trying to learn. They say it's all "screened" but if so someone please explain to me how this is done! and if there is anyway to do it inexpensively.

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Softening Candle Wax (lost wax casting)

Well, I made my first lost wax casting yesterday using lead, and a Plaster of Paris mold. It worked great, except that I didn't have enough lead. But, after searching on the great web, I realized that the wax I used was much harder than what the sculptors use. Why is this? Is it a different type of wax? I searched Google, and couldn't find anywhere to get the wax I needed. Maybe I typed in the wrong name. I don't know. I'd much rather use my own wax, as my mom has a stockpile of large-er sized candles that softened and deformed in the Florida sun. How would I soften it, other than heating it in water? Is that water method thing how they normally do it? I'm really into melting metal, and want to do more casting, so can someone help?

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Mash-Up Contest Winners Announced

See who won here!

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Matt finish Tshirt Prints

Well, I know there are a bunch of tuts out there teaching you how to make your own personalized tshirts but what im looking for specifically is how do i make Permanant, Matte finish tshirts? i gave up doing stencils.. there just too hard to make ...i used to buy iron on prints but they give of a glossy finish.. cant find a matte finish :(all i have is a sucky inkjet printer thats 4 years old.. i get the feeling its gonna break soon..soo.. looking for a way to print stuff like this :http://i19.tinypic.com/8ea56hz.jpghttp://i4.tinypic.com/6xjq8hj.jpgwith a matte finish.. and it must be permanant.. with wahtever medium excpet spraypaints...

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Rube Goldberg TV Show Casting Call

This sounds like fun:A new Discovery Channel show is looking for teams of ARTISTS, SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS and DESIGNERS with experience in building RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINES. (Thanks to BoingBoing for the link!)More details:This show shoots in January in Los Angeles so the application process will be moving quickly.Super Rubes is a weekly one-hour show that follows a band of talented creators as they design, build, and set off a massive Chain Reaction Machine in front of a cheering crowd. The point of a Chain Reaction Machine is to do something very simple, like turn on a light bulb, using as many steps as possible. This is an opportunity for engineers to let their creative hair down and have some fun building a giant Chain Reaction Machine. Our team will take on impossible challenges (i.e. , Can you crack an egg with a human hair?) in a race against the clock.We are looking for fun, interesting, charismatic and outgoing individuals of all ethnicities and types 25-39 years old to comprise a diverse team of people who are involved in engineering/building: This means architects, engineers, scientists, pyro-technicians, art directors/designers, even professors or hobbyists who are simply passionate about these topics. We don't need an expert in every area, just someone who loves to design and build.The team should be a mix of a skills, a mix of personality types, and have a playful, funny camaraderie, so if there are existing teams out there, all the better, or if couples/triples have worked together and want to present themselves as the start of a team, we are open to that too.

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T-shirt design - How to Profit

If I had a T-shirt design that I thought would be great to sell, and giving that many online retailers take ideas, what would the best place to submit my idea to and profit? Can I give my idea to more than one store, or is that "illegal"? I have a pretty funny idea in mind, so any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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easiest metal to work with

Can any one tell me which hollow meal rods are easiest to work with? I am thinking about building a hammock frame that will support at least 170-200 lbs. ( i weigh 160 but it never hurts to hold more). I wouldn't necessarily need to bend the metal rods but they should be relatively easy to cut. I want to stay away from hard wood and copper if possible. At first i was thinking about using pvc but i don't know how much it can hold. I only have hand tools and a power drill. Please feel free to post any suggestions. If you have a better way to build a hammock frame please post it here. If i figure it out ill post an instructable. I uploaded the top view and side view of my design. it was drawn in paint for brain storm so its not very detailed

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sail plane made from paper clips

Who would be interested in an instructable about how to make a working glider made from paper clips, food wrap, and a small engine? I was going to do this for the launch it challenge but I didnt have time to do it.

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Revenge of the Maker

This one made the rounds a couple days ago, but in case you missed it...

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Nicely Done

Great idea and execution.

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Is this what i think it is?

I was taking apart a heavy duty panosonic battery. it didn't say if it was dry cell or not. when i opend it up. and it only had this black powder. it was kind of lumpy. i think its magnesium dioxide. there was also i rod. i took it out and washed it. it is black. i think its a carbon rod since the inside of the battery wasnt wet. it looks like it has little pores on the surface. SO my question is..... is the rod carbon?????????

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