Giant Furniture

Not content with regular furniture, artist Robert Therrien has created his own set of massive tables and chairs. They look like they'd be fun to see in person and have your sense of scale thrown out the window. Oversized Furniture for Giants via Neatorama

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Easy giant spider for Halloween? Answered

I was wondering if anyone knows how to make a giant spider without all the complicated wire mesh and all the paper mache?????

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Giant Hanging Light Bulb Lamp

I'm wanting to create a giant hanging light bulb lamp, similar to the ones I've uploaded, but I'm not really sure how I would go about doing it. I think I would make it out of plastic. So I would need to create a mold and then make two halves on a vacuum form, but I have no experience doing that. I'm not sure how I would make a mold of a giant light bulb, what materials to use and how to make it. I had thought about maybe cutting something out on a lathe but I don't have a lathe and it seems like it would have to be pretty big. I also thought about paper mache but I was afraid it might be too bumpy and light bulbs are smooth. Also once I have created the vacuum form plastic halves how I would attach them together with out having a large seam show.

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Students build giant robot from old truck

Chinese students built this awesome robot sculpture for their graduation project. Almost all of the parts come from an old truck and the total budget was 300,000 yuan. The final robot is almost 32 feet tall and weighs over 8,800 lbs. Giant robot via TechEBlog

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Giant Firebreathing Snail Car

Well, Burning ManBurning Man is just around the corner people all over are finishing up their fire breathing, tree growing, LED encrusted, jet propelled art cars. Yesterday I got to join my friend Annie to check out Form and Reform put the disco box and lights on their giant snail car they call the Golden Mean. It's a beautiful metal sculpture that drives and shoots fire... hee!The Form and Reform people do their work in a giant studio in Oakland CA called Kraftwork. It's an amazing place filled with awesomely old metal working machines and soot covered greasy machining tools. Wrought iron everywhere, art and robots. A pretty cool place to check out if you can.Now for pictures of the snail:(you can also check: Flickr or Form and Reform for updates and more photos)

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Giant LED Clock Storage

If you're ever worried about being late or not being able to see the time from anywhere in your apartment, this combination storage unit and clock should help. Each number in the clock envelops two storage cubes that are big enough to hold a dozen CDs or any other soon-to-be-extinct media. Linkvia bbgadgets

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Giant Marmite Statue Built for Valentine's Day

Rodin's "The Kiss" gets recreated with 420 jars of Marmite for Valentine's Day. Marmite is some love it or hate it stuff. As for me? As long as it wasn't being eaten it's fine with me. linkvia Neatorama

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How to make a Giant Floppy Hat?

Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone knows how to make giant floppy hat like : http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6Dd00D9j0qM/RYxUaGWJSNI/AAAAAAAAADY/8JlD8OL7vig/s320/Burberry+Plaid+Floppy+Hat.jpg or http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg? Thank you!!

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Giant Knit Animals Storm CHA

Our friends at Lion Brand Yarns recently suffered a collective wave of gigantism when they set about designing this Winter's offering for the Craft and Hobby Association.  What may have started as a collection of delicately detailed stuffed animals has grown to monstrous proportions.  (Monstrously adorable that is!) Scroll through their flickr stream so you can get a fair idea of the full scale of these creatures.  And if that's not enough, come see them in person at this year's Maker Faire! While you're checking out these amazing creations, get your inspiration on for our upcoming Critters Contest with Lion Brand.   Ladies and gentlemen, start your needles!

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Giant Spider WALKS in Liverpool - update

In May 2006 something incredible happened in London. For four days the city stopped in its tracks and marvelled at the sight of a gigantic wooden elephant, and a little-girl giant in a green dress. Hundreds of thousands of people jammed the streets, astonished at the scale and beauty of the spectacular Sultan's Elephant.Now Artichoke, the company that brought that event to London, is working with the engineering genius behind Royal de Luxe's giants, François Delarozière, and his company La Machine, to create a magical and astonishing new show especially for Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008. Liverpool08Something unforgettable is happening in Liverpool as a highlight of the city’s European Capital of Culture celebrations. Vast in scale and spectacular in execution, this breathtaking new commission from La Machine will spin a tale so magical that an entire city will fall under its spell. Just as The Sultan’s Elephant stopped London in its tracks in 2006, so this three-day adventure will unfold against the landmarks of a great city, stopping the traffic and captivating everyone who sees it. Prepare to be amazed by a show that will make you believe in the impossible.A gigantic mechanical spider has appeared in Liverpool, clinging to the side of a derelict building next to Lime Street station. A group of scientific researchers have arrived and are investigating… What will the next chapter of the story bring?La MachineUPDATEThousands of people braved the rain to watch a 50ft (15m) high mechanical spider come to life in Liverpool.About 5,000 people watched La Princesse come out of "hibernation" outside the city's arena at King's Dock on Friday.An estimated 20,000 more were in the city on Friday evening to see her crawl down The Strand before heading for a resting place at the Cunard building.The £1.5m street theatre production, operated by French company La Machine, is a Capital of Culture event.La Princesse was unveiled to the public on Wednesday morning, hanging from a redundant office block next to Lime Street railway station.She was woken in a hail of fireworks and smoke at 1130 BST on Friday, before striding up and down in front of the arena in front of the cheering crowd. Story and videoThe spider is moved to the performance area (watch the lorry sequence - you can see that each leg has a separate set of controls)The full ballet:

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StyroBot

Check out this excellent StyroBot that Kevin Kelly of Geekdad built from five years' worth of accumulated styrofoam packaging.The project was inspired by Michael Salter's museum pieces, and proves that just about anyone can make awesome giant robots -- it's just a matter of imagination, and collecting enough styrofoam.Anyone up for a styrofoam robot build night?

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I need to make a giant globe for a float.

The globe will be painted by young children for a recylcing themed parade float.

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Artist wants to build giant dip pen

Comic book artist Jim Woodring is proposing to engineer and build a giant steel-nibbed dip pen to be used for public drawing instruction and demonstration which will also be performance art.  He's soliciting donations to make this quixotic project a reality.  Pretty cool, I think. I can't get the video to embed here.  You can view it at http://projectsite.unitedstatesartists.org/project/giant_steel_dip_pen_and_penholder_for_demonstration_and_display. I'm amazed at how well he's thought this out and how passionate he is about pen-and-ink drawing.

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Help Build a Giant Inflatable Instructables Robot

Can you keep a secret?For the Austin Maker Faire in October, I'm hoping to build an 8-foot tall inflatable Instructables Robot. I want it to be easy to find the Instructables booth.For his wedding, Saul, built an inflatable elephant using many of the techniques from inflatable kite design and papercraft. There's a lot of CAD work required, and since I know there are some people here much better at Rhino and Blender than me, I'm asking for help. If we can pull it off, you'll get the joy of having something you designed be made very large.Here's the process and where you can help: 1) creating a model of the robot that is appropriate for cutting in fabric, sewing together, and inflating. chooseausername did a brilliant job here, but the model has too many polygons, and just reducing the number of polygons in his model results in something that doesn't quite work.So first, I need a model of the robot that is less than 1000 polygons while still retaining the robot's personality. Also, since it will be inflated, the robot's wheels should be retracted (its legs should just be cylinders of the same height as its legs plus wheels). We can print on the fabric, so the line on its belly doesn't need to be physical, but its buttons, eyes, ears, and antennae should stick out as they normally do; no need for individual fingers. Make sure all the normals point outward in the model.Saul isn't quite ready to share his CAD files, so I've included screenshots of his elephant as an example. The full grey elephant has 1000 polygons. 2) modifying the model to account for real-world limitations and to make it easy to import into Pepakura Designer. As the elephant is symmetrical, Saul cut it in half, split out various body parts -- ensuring that they exactly fit back together on the vertices of the polygons (seam lines for sewing), -- and made some part of the ears a single piece of fabric which would not inflate. In the robot's case, we would probably split the legs, body, head, and ear-and-antennae assemblies. The antennae will probably need to be a slight larger diameter than they normally are. Since the robot isn't symmetric, we'll keep it whole. 3) using Pepekura to create panels4) arranging the panels, adding seam allowances, and sewing instructions.5) repeating steps 1 - 4 to create the bladders for inflation with a model that's slightly bigger than the skin.6) getting a factory to cut and sew everything together.As you can see, step 1 is the most important part. If you'd like to help, create a model of the robot, and add it to a step of the collaboration I've started here (PM me for an invite):https://www.instructables.com/id/ETZ3QJSFKD1LWHU/We definitely have more than one person working, as I'm sure everyone will have something valuable to contribute.If you're interested in other giant inflatable creatures, leave a comment here. If we can streamline this process, we might make a complete zoo!

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Giant 80's or 90's inspired costume ideas? Maybe Statue of Liberty or Stay Puft from Ghostbusters? Any other ideas?

I want to make like an 8-foot tall Halloween costume based on a movie character from the 1980's or 1990's. Any ideas and how you would go about building those ideas? I was thinking a giant Statue of Liberty from Ghostbusters 2 but I did Ghostbusters last year...so something fresh would be great. My only caveat is that it needs to make sense to be about 8 foot tall... I want to experiment with making a giant costume this year. Thanks!

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How can I make an inexpensive fake giant lollipop like in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

I need to know how to make an inexpensive fake giant lollipops for a party I am having where the kids have to walk with Dora the Explorer through several different places on her map; one of which is a "Lollipop Forest" to get to the pinata.

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How to make a giant Magna Doodle to use as a white board?

 I want to go about making a giant Magna Doodle to use as a white board in my home office. It would help cut down on the number of pens I use as well as that awful ink smell. Overall, more better for the environment and hopefully for my budget. Any ideas on how you would go about doing this?

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Giant Robot Architecture Talk by Greg Lynn in Berkeley

Here is an interesting talk from the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium of the Berkeley Center for New Media...Giant Robot ArchitectureGreg Lynn, UCLA & Angewandte, ViennaMonday, Feb 4, 7:30-9:00pm- Note Special Location: Berkeley Art Museum Theater- Enter on Dwight Ave: http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/visit/visitor- Lecture is free and open to the publicAbstractRobots. In my office, my staff keeps asking for more new machines, and every time I get a new machine, I fire two or three people. By extrapolation, in the next few years I will be sitting in an office by myself with a bunch of robots. We have is a very large CNC (computer numerically controlled) cutting machine, a laser cutter, a 3d printer, and soon we will have a robotic articulated arm. All of these things let us do studies of models, which are very important to architects, but what they also let us do is learn machine language. We spend more and more time talking to machines; speaking their language. It is very easy for us to go to any country that has an automobile industry or an aircraft industry and give their machines instructions and do things with these large machines at an architectural scale that is very perfunctory and affordable. The spread of machine language and programming is more significant than the Anglicization of the world. Learning to talk to robots is very important to my field of design.Speaker BioGreg Lynn is a leading pioneer at the intersection of computing, design, and architecture. His architectural designs have been exhibited in both architecture and art museums including the 2000 Venice Biennale of Architecture where he represented the United States in the American Pavilion. His work is in the permanent collections of CCA, SFMoMA, and MoMA and has been exhibited at the Pompidou, Beyeler, Cooper Hewitt, MAK, MoCA, NAI,Carnegie, ICA and Secession museums among others. In addition to his architectural work, his Alessi "Supple"Mocha Cups and his Vitra "Ravioli" Chair are in production and have been inducted into the Museum of Modern Art's Permanent Collection. He received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award in 2003. In 2002, he left his position as the Professor of Spatial Conception and Exploration at the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) and became an Ordentlicher University Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.He is studio professor of Architecture at UCLA and the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University. Greg Lynn holds degrees in architecture and philosophy and received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Academy of Fine Arts &Design; in Bratislava. In 2001, Time Magazine named him one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st century. In 2005, Forbes Magazine named him one of the ten most influential living architects.http://www.glform.comMore info on the colloquium here.

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Sunflower Seeds?

I have grown a large number of giant Russian sunflowers. How do I crack the seeds to release the kernels?

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Say you had a giant wall designed for fastener storage....

I've been working on a project for the last week. When it's done I'll have a chunk of wall with: 90 1"x2"x4" drawers 64 3"x4"x7" bins 48 3"x6"x9" boxes My goal is to get all my various hardware organized and to fill in some gaps so that I always have a small handful of whatever size of nut, bolt, nail, lag screw, rivet, sheet metal screw, etc. that I need and don't have to go making a trip to the hardware store unless I'm doing something big and need dozens of something. So my two questions: If you had this setup, what sorts of less common hardware would you make room for? Where would you go to buy hardware to fill this thing up? I know if I go to the big box stores and buy those little plastic bags with four of this or five of that in them, I'm going to end up spending a lot more than I need to. I know places where I can buy hardware by the pound, so that will help keep costs down. But I'm also imagining that there are people here with on-line sources that might be cheaper still?

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The Netherlands Gets Egged

Public art attacks a city and leaves giant eggs splattered about. It's simple, but on a massive scale like this it works pretty well. Link

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Cement cover over paper (mache) sculpture?

Ok, this might sound as a stupid idea, but i was reading about Papercrete today which sounds fascinating and i will have a try on it. But then this other weird idea came up to me.....i want to make something like a giant rock, and i thought perhaps instead of using papercrete, what if i made the whole giant rock with just paper pulp and then cover it up with cement so it could be waterproof ? is that possible? please give me your thoughts

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Monster Jellyfish Crop Circle

Check out this giant crop circle that was made/created on farmland in Oxfordshire.This jelly fish is about 600 feet (or 250m) check it out!link to vid:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8081771.stm

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Just another day at Instructables/Squid Labs with a giant inflatable Tyvek geodesic dome

Here, tetranitrate works on his next boundary-pushing project while menaced by an inflatable Tyvek geodesic dome build by Pete Lynn, of kiteboarding fame, for this year's Burning Man.

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Does anyone know of a free program that would allow me to print a giant poster on several 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper? Answered

I want to create a mural for my bedroom wall and wanted to make it look like window panes, so I'm looking for a free software program that could help me with this.

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Luminodot: Next Gen Lite Brite

The humble Lite-Brite has long been overdue for a modern reboot. We made our own Giant Lite-Brite, but Bandai is now coming out with the Luminodot which has a 70x50 grid, closely packed lights, and the ability to animate the backlight. The cost is $100 and sadly it's only available in Japan. Link

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KidWash 2 - For Adults!

Hi All! I'm going to be making a giant 100FT Slip N Slide for an upcoming BBQ and would LOVE to incorporate the KidWash2 (https://www.instructables.com/id/KidWash-2-PVC-Sprinkler-Water-Toy/) design to the top of the SnS.  My question is - the width of the SnS will be roughly 8FT wide, would the top PVC pipe stand up to the weight or will it sag?  Thanks! D :)

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Huge working Crossbow!

In art class in school today, I took a bunch of random things - this metal thing, some yard sticks, a ruler, fishing line, a plastic thing, and this wooden bit, and made a giant working cross bow. The trigger system consists of two chip clips. I haven't tested the range yet, but when I do I will post the stats!

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I'm going to Construct a rigged dragon in a GIANT SIZE "flying in and out" inside a room, ANY WAY TO MAKE IT CHEAPER AND DETAILED?

I'm going to rigg this model of a dragon around a room https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/3d-rigging-mo..., with the head coming from a corner, measuring 1.8m wide. It's gonna be huge.made of cardboard cut with a cnc machine.Is there a cheaper/better way to do this other than using 123dmaker with interlocked sliced and still make it look good?im gonna do this https://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Statue-... , should I do it differently?I will use this method for finishing https://www.instructables.com/id/Fine-Art-from-Car...I will use a lot of cardboard sheets and cnc time.Any way to make the model like this? https://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Scale-Star-... seems cheapershould I use this method and how will I make it look good? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UHGruOgELQ

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How to spray paint a T-Shirt?

I'm trying to spray paint a design on a t-shirt. I have my stencil all ready, made out of poster board, but when I spray painted it the shirt just soaked up the paint and made a giant blob on it. Do I have to use fabric paint, because the video I watched on here didn't specify. Any advice?

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Do These Plants Need Stakes? Answered

Firstly, when I say "stakes" I mean a giant setup made out of 2 stakes and chickwire, extremely good for climbing (in brilliant Australian sub-tropical, metal in full sunlight still can't burn plants). Tomatoes Kidney beans Black-eyed peas Soy beans Adzuki beans Watermelon Mung beans Sweet corn Pumpkin Cucumber Zucchini

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Help with stage props

Hello Instructables community users, My name is Jezen Thomas and I'm here to ask for help with designing and creating some stage props to be used during a music performance. I'm not necessarily asking for free blueprints, although I'm clueless as to where I should start and I'd appreciate being pointed in the right direction. The first prop I need to produce is a giant telephone. I'm not 100% sure yet if I want it to be a modern styled mobile phone, or a vintage circular-dial type phone. I know aesthetically it's a big difference, but I'm sure thematically either would be just as effective on stage. I would like the phone to be similar in size and design to the giant mobile phone used on the old British comedy show, Trigger Happy TV. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, you can see exactly what I mean here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRWRJtIY5to Again, any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance, and best regards, - Jezen Thomashttp://www.jezenthomas.co.uk

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Just curious... Does Instructables have a 'best of' cookbook??

We seem to have a giant collection of some very 'tasty' recipes on here. Wouldn't it be great to have them in a cookbook-like form, categorized. Even a quick cookbook vs traditional cook-time book. The instructables format even gives the novice cook an almost foolproof set of instructions which would make it soooo easy for someone to impress their guests.

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i've been playing with the idea of moulding my family's heads and affixing antlers, anyone got suggestion?

Instead of sending a family portrait to my nan, I've been thinking a trophy of my family's heads would be pretty sweet. I wanted to get a mould of our head and put giant antlers on top, you know like an elk or deer. Has anyone got suggestions as to the best way to go about this?

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please explain my dream? Answered

I had a very strange dream: the sky was dark a giant scary tree came out from the ground with skulls hanging from it there was a green kid hanged from it i found a rope and pulled it, the sun came out and the rope the kid was hanging from turned to candy the skulls turned into flowers the kid turned to normal skin color and the kid started climbing the candy rope and droped down  in front of me and started dancing then i woke up

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Robot T-shirts- the Extended Family

Check it out- someone made an awesome list of 50 Robot t-shirts! There are some pretty fabulous designs- I particularly like the Robot vs. Monkey Dance-Off, RoboFrankenstein, Every Skyline Needs a Giant Robot, and the Robot Dance Contest. Our favorite robot is somewhere about half-way down. We clearly need to take some classy pictures with real live models. Maybe someone around here has a camera...

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Photoshop fun!

I have a 360, as decided by you all in my other forum topic :), and now I have madden 09. Frankly, I hate Brett Favre, i don't care to get into it. Anyway as you know Favre is on the cover, wrong team though... and I want to change that. I am a Giants fan .:) So I am asking please can anyone good at photo shop put these two together for me. I'm not so good with the photo shop (well, gimp). Or at least try to.... please :) and an interweb cookie for whosever makes me happiest :D

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(newsletter) Run OS X on 1984 Mac, Baby Care Bear Costume, Compass Table

  Baby Care Bear Costume 1984 Mac to Run OSX Compass Table DIY Scratch Off Business Cards Mini Yorkshire Puddings Voluptuous Pillow Chairs Runaway Mouse Prank Recumbent Trike DJ Turntable from Old Computer Parts Emergency Breakfast Cake Computer Monitor Cat Bed Custom Fit Gloves Guides Giant Pi Day Easy Vegan Recipes Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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Floating Garbage Island Twice the Size of Texas Aimlessly Spins in Pacific Ocean

The largest dump in the world isn't outside New York or London or Shanghai but in a desolate stretch of the Pacific Ocean nearly a thousand miles from the nearest island. Held together by a slowly rotating system of currents northeast of Hawaii, the Eastern Garbage Patch is more than just a few floating plastic bottles washed out to sea; the Patch is a giant mass of trash-laden water nearly double the size of Texas.Full Article:Plague of Plastic Chokes the Seas in the LA TimesQuick Blurb:Oceans of Garbage on Vestal Design

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I would like to make a simple machine that allows me to roll newspaper logs tightly?

You know those log making machines you can get that let you make your own logs? Well I have seen some amazing furniture made with very tightly rolled newsapers that is so strong that when knocked together it sounds like metal bars. The machine would need to have 3 rollers and a handle for turning the top roller. the loosely rolled newspaper would sit on another 2 rollers and be rolled like a giant hand-rolled cigarette until it was tightly packed into a rod. I wondered if there was some way of either making this from scratch or improvising something? Thanks.

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Rougham Kite Festival 2008 - PHOTOS

Single-line, stunt and power kites, plus giant inflatables that need small trucks to anchor them.Artistic displays, stunt shows. Kites to try, kites to buy, kites to make.A high-altitude licence (UK law normally restricts kites to around 60 metres - the festival gets special permission to fly to hundreds of metres) and a real-ale tent.What more could you need? Even the long-term forecast is promising (as opposed to the year before last, when one of the trilobites broke free and landed several villages away).I plan to be there (wearing a Robot tee) do you?LinkEDIT: I took a few photos - I put 84 of them on Flickr

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Making UV paint.- How to

Hi, I need some UV paint that is inviable under normal light that turns bright white under blacklights. I will painting it on a giant hanging sign. I need a recipe for some uv paint or a cheap source of it. It looks like it cost around $70 dollars for 1 gallon and I need around 3 gallons of it. I know that you can use tonic water but I don't have experience using it (How bright will it glow). Also you can use laundry detergent but I dont know if it will show in normal. The key is it to not glow the under normal light and for it glow brightly under uv light, and it needs to be cheap. Any one have any experience with uv lights, paints, or other related things. Any comments are welcome. Thanks for your time. Joe R

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ok. its me and my boyfriends one year anniversary. need ideas for sweet+romantic, inexpensive gfts to make for him .

Hes 17, turning 18 soon, and from our level in this relationship, it might as well be a 5th anniversary. he likes music, guitars, shiny things (lol), things that go BOOM!, fire, and other wonderful things tha guys tend to like. ;P he's gotten me some really sweet gifts before (heart pendant and giant teddy-bear for xmas, ring for v-day, and draws my name in graffiti lettering on posterboard for me all of the time) but i never have enough money to actually get him something, and its just more fun to make something cool and unique to show how much i love him . out of the ordinary is a big++

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Newb questions - magnets behind mirror!

Hi! I'm incredibly new here and already in way over my head! Hope this is the best place to ask this. I wanted to create a mirror that is magnetic to hold tweezers, nail clippers, etc. -  lots of little metal cosmetic bits that get lost around my home. I can't attach magnets to the items themselves because they are too small - would it be feasible to glue some rare earth magnets behind the mirror? Or will I just get a giant chunk of mirror embedded in my face? :( I'm trying to spruce my home up on the cheap and keep the small space organized. I have a sampler pack of rare earth magnets from lee valley and some framed mirrors already. If this is feasible could anyone tell me how far apart I should be spacing the magnets?  I feel like such newb! I guess I am one. But anyway, I humbly beg at your feet! Please help! Thanks folks!

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Solar Cells that look like Terracotta Tiles?

So I had an idea that you could make solar cells that looked like Terracotta roofing tiles example. I figured if they were durable enough you could cover an entire roof in them. They're definitely no uglier than standard shingles. Also figured since they're curved you might get more performance out of them, but I could be completely wrong and they could be absolutely useless up there.The only solar cell I've ever seen that didn't look like a giant rectangle was this little, thin sheet that was in the back of a Wired magazine. It could eliminate the eyesore issue that you might run into with the neighbors. I guess the second problem that you'd run into would be how costly this would be. Since you would have to buy them, install them, then wire them through the attic.And for the record, I know absolutely nothing about solar panels, I was just brainstorming ideas....Ideas? Suggestions? Possible? Impossible?

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Is it a good idea to breakdown a really long instructable into shorter smaller ones? Answered

I'm working on an instructable for angel wings (isn't everyone?). The problem is that it is really long and has many, many steps. So, I was wondering if it might be a good idea to separate out some of the steps into, sort of, adjunct instructables. I don't want to end up with an instructable that's 50 steps long and seems impossible to follow. For example: There are a lot of steps about feathers, sorting, ironing, cutting, setting, etc. So, I want to know if it would be better to create a separate instructable for ironing feathers, or for cutting and shaping. Or: Another part is about making plastic cast plastic pieces from a silicone mold. It might seem complicated if all the steps for sealing pieces, making a mold box, and mixing/pouring/curing silicone and plastic are all together in one giant step. Granted, you'd still have to follow all the directions in the separate instructables, but it seems like it might be easier if some of the more basic instructions were explained elsewhere. I'm all ears for suggestions.

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