Pan Tilt Face Detection

HI I'M GETTING THESE ERRORS IN VC++ 2010, HOW DO I RESOLVE THIS? 1>facedetect.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "public: void __thiscall Tserial::disconnect(void)" (?disconnect@Tserial@@QAEXXZ) referenced in function _main 1>facedetect.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "public: int __thiscall Tserial::connect(char *,int,enum serial_parity)" (?connect@Tserial@@QAEHPADHW4serial_parity@@@Z) referenced in function _main 1>facedetect.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "public: __thiscall Tserial::Tserial(void)" (??0Tserial@@QAE@XZ) referenced in function _main 1>facedetect.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "public: __thiscall Tserial::~Tserial(void)" (??1Tserial@@QAE@XZ) referenced in function "public: void * __thiscall Tserial::`scalar deleting destructor'(unsigned int)" (??_GTserial@@QAEPAXI@Z) 1>facedetect.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "public: void __thiscall Tserial::sendChar(char)" (?sendChar@Tserial@@QAEXD@Z) referenced in function "void __cdecl detectAndDisplay(class cv::Mat)" (?detectAndDisplay@@YAXVMat@cv@@@Z) 1>c:\users\auvsi2014\documents\visual studio 2010\Projects\facedetect\Debug\facedetect.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 5 unresolved externals

Posted by dnarayanan93 4 years ago

Games4Girls Competition

This is an awesome competition for any girls interested in computer games. The computer science department at the University of Illinois has a annual contest called Games4Girls (G4G). Teams of up to 5 college women collaborate to build a computer games designed for girls in middle school and high school.  Cash prizes are offered along with donations to your schools department. The best part  is you don't need to have any programming experience.  Teams are required to use the Game Maker development platform to put their games together.  Game Maker has an easy to learn drag and drop interface that has a built in programming language for customization. I actually formed a team at my school, Union College.  We had registered and everything, but we started collaborating on the project in January near the registration deadline and we found we didn't have enough time to build a full game by the deadline (April 5th).  If this sounds like a fun event, contact a professor at your school this summer or the beginning of the academic year and form a team ASAP.  Registration Deadline for Competition - 1/22/2010 Game Submission - 4/5/2010 website:

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago

instructables sticker contest

*edit July 20, 2010. Contest is now closed Congratulations to ...Dr.Paj You've been randomly selected as the winner of a 3-month Pro membership for instructables. Thanks to everyone who entered, digital patches all around! Big, yellowy-orange, friendly: it's the Instructables Robot! The diligent machine helping keep the instructables community ticking. Such a tireless robot, I wish we could shower you with D-cells to show appreciation for your efforts. Hmmm....maybe you can help... Show your love for the instructables robot In the comments below, post a picture showing where you've stuck an instructables robot sticker and you could win a 3-month pro membership for instructables! Contest is open until 6:00pm (PST) Monday July 19, 2010 at which time a comment with a picture showing the instructables robot sticker will be randomly selected and awarded a 3-month pro  membership for instructables and a digital patch. All comments with a photo of instructable sticker stuck to something will receive a digital patch. Get out there and find a surface to stick the instructables robot on, and help spread the love. *limit of one digital patch per user; digital patches will awarded after winner is announced.

Posted by mikeasaurus 8 years ago

Total Views Count - 15/06/2010

So! It's time for another run of the Perl script to calculate the total views of members of this group. 60 members this time, up from 47. This time we have a new member with top views, scoochmaroo. Canida retains the highest gain, chased by killerjackalope. Congrats to BrittLiv for the highest percentage gain, she increased her total by over 35%! Took you a while to find this post? Get an email from Robot next time by subscribing to me :) Instructabler 15/05/2010 01/06/2010 15/06/2010 Gain scoochmaroo - - 4,009,488 - canida 3,196,243 3,255,943 3,296,740 40,797 Kiteman 1,455,778 1,477,354 1,495,148 17,794 Tool Using Animal 1,339,055 1,366,778 1,382,570 15,792 killerjackalope 721,763 734,416 763,652 29,236 gmjhowe 743,801 753,871 763,151 9,280 PKM 648,766 656,805 663,391 6,586 SaskView - - 655,899 - lemonie 591,001 601,737 614,045 12,308 ChrysN - 379,842 388,125 8,283 laxap 275,235 283,047 305,706 22,659 Spl1nt3rC3ll - 242,954 246,237 3,283 plane phanatic 227,946 230,853 233,167 2,314 depotdevoid - 222,694 229,477 6,783 KentsOkay 207,042 209,715 212,097 2,382 Lithium Rain 195,250 198,986 203,001 4,015 ModMischief - - 179,266 - Doctor What 175,023 177,233 179,116 1,883 Jayefuu 148,468 153,747 157,237 3,490 AngryRedhead 124,911 131,186 134,771 3,585 yokozuna 119,854 121,104 122,166 1,062 DJ Radio 113,960 116,022 117,654 1,632 Lynne Bruning 101,396 103,489 104,773 1,284 reukpower 61,096 74,363 85,426 11,063 Ninzerbean 70,748 73,330 78,394 5,064 bertus52x11 - - 75,894 - thermoelectric 70,675 72,733 74,462 1,729 Hiyadudez 66,425 69,878 73,804 3,926 Goodhart 67,133 68,296 69,342 1,046 BrittLiv - 50,922 68,817 17,895 janw - - 52,517 - TNEN - - 37,578 - kelseymh 36,354 36,950 37,559 609 Killer%7ESafeCracker - 35,014 36,196 1,182 Berkin - 32,683 33,520 837 RavingMadStudios - 29,226 30,355 1,129 MichelMoermans - 19,027 19,679 652 Shadowman39 16,442 17,524 18,292 768 knuckel - 15,725 16,927 1,202 artificialintelligence - - 15,821 - Derin - 14,927 15,203 276 zascecs 13,110 13,564 13,857 293 tombuckey - - 12,350 - steveastrouk - 10,535   11,793 - knexsuperbulderfreak - - 11,039 - MotaBoi - 9,180 9,990 810 nickodemus - 8,378 9,812 1,434 NachoMahma 9,329 9,405 9,472 67 masterochicken 7,764 7,941 8,085 144 kcls - 5,144 5,709 565 acidbass - 4,721 5,076 355 Kryptonite 3,319 3,888 4,099 211 qazwsx755 - - 2,155 - megametal8 - 1,395 1,597 202 lizzyastro - - 1,464 - RNB - - 345 - tbcross 0 0 0 0 yo man 0 0 0 0 NachoTest01 0 0 0 0 hempnecklacestore 0 0 0 0

Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago

How to change diagram for EL Wire Inverter

As you all know, building it yourself is almost always cheaper! I've been doing a lot with EL Wire recently and I want to make my own inverters since the ones online can be pricey. There seem to be a LOT of ways to make an inverter. I liked this one in particular: What would I need to change to achieve an output of about 200v at about 500hz? I've read that this is optimal for EL wire.

Posted by theqwertman 7 years ago

fischertechnik FanClub Day (Tumlingen Germany)

FanClub day in Tumlingen (Germany)! Who:  Fans and friends of fischertechnik !  What: Fan Club Day attendees in Tumlingen  Germany can show off their ft models, see new building kits, chat with fellow ft fans and purchase kits! Best of all, this is a unique opportunity for fans to visit the factory, tour the warehouse, and interact with ft staff! Not to be missed! It is time to book a trip to Germany!  Where: fischer Hauptwerk Weinhalde 14 - 18 72178 Waldachtal-Tumlingen When:  July 4th. 2010

Posted by ftking_83702 8 years ago

Spanish fashion designer creates spray on clothing. Thoughts?

A Spanish fashion designer, with the help of the imperial college of London (I think I said that right?) has created "spray on clothes". Personally I think it's absolutely ridiculous and will never where clothes made like that, after all it's more like coating your body in silly string then wearing clothes, right? But, anyway, what are your thoughts on this? (Image source:

Posted by ElvenChild 6 years ago

Burda Costume Contest

While you're working up your Halloween costume Instructable, don't forget to enter it in BurdaStyle's costume contest too!  Send your best photo and a link to your project in your BurdaStyle studio to: submissions [at] burdastyle [dot] com, by October 31st at 11:59pm EST. Don't forget to put “Halloween 2010” in the subject line! Then get ready to vote for your favorite!  Voting goes live on November 2nd and ends November 8th at 4pm EST and the winner will be announced November 9th via the BurdaStyle newsletter and blog. We can't wait to see what you make!

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago

template for building fullsize replica porsche (or other sports car)

I love this project here - I'm wondering where I can obtain software/plans to get cross cut templates. e.g. slices every 10 or 20 centimeters. from front to back. like how this guy in NZ built a db5 - see the templates that can then be covered- cool. you  understand what i mean?

Posted by altomic 5 years ago

Internet Television

PCs and Television these days.  A quick look at how the Internet is taking over television. By connecting an Internet connected PC to your television, you can download TV shows, movies, etc. (How to connect a TV to a PC) DVI Cable S-Video Cable VGA Cable   TV is moving to the Internet, examples..;=1;=0     Web TV Sites (let me know if you know more!)     (Net TV Guides)

Posted by etech18 8 years ago

Instructables for Developers - Request!!!

Hi there! I am here to request for a feature of instructables. I am instructabler since 2010 here. I want a support for developers like me such as API's and other stuff. One of my idea is to make an copy-paste code for displaying instructbles profile and other buttons just like for facebook they support developers. If you familiar with "Facebook for Developers" that would be nice! So in equivalent I hope someday this website will support the developers around the world and will called as "Instructables for Developers" this is awesome! If is it possible please let me know any opinions are welcome because this is only an idea for improvements of instructables. Thanks! Wareneutron

Posted by Wareneutron™ Technology 2 years ago

Gift Exchange

           My skills include: Welding, Origami and General crafting. clipped from Google - 6/2010 I would be making the Heart out of bicycle chain and a Christmas ornament out of bicycle chain. I do not have an instrutable for that yet. This would be considered small or even very small. Since I had short notice about this contest this was the only instructable I have. I'm will to receive a smaller or larger size. I cannot think of anything I would not like. Since my package is small I can ship out of the country

Posted by Pedal Princess 8 years ago

Customize Error

When I try to change my email notification options, I get the following error: Webpage error details User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; FDM; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729) Timestamp: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 21:43:29 UTC Message: Object doesn't support this property or method Line: 470 Char: 7 Code: 0 URI:  

Posted by fcampbell 8 years ago

Flexible LEDs to boost biomedicine

Nature News is reporting today on the development of thin flexible sheets of LEDs which could be used for medical diagnostics, or even implanted in the body to use with light-activated drug delivery.  Besides these uses (obviously cooked up for the grant proposal :-) ), the clothing and other DIY uses seem fantastic! The interesting thing to me is that these sheets are made with conventional semiconductor LEDs (surface mount) and the flexibility of the leads is handled simply with extra lead lengths to pick up the slack. The original paper is being published in Nature Materials (Kim, R.-H. et al. Nature Mater. doi:10.1038/NMAT2879 (2010).

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

Response in Answers does not show up when logged out.

In the Answers section, I left an answer in this post. I just noticed, however, that if I am logged out, my answer does not show up, log back in and it is there again. I also noticed that top level there is no indication that any responses have been posted, but when logged in, my response is there. I'm using Firefox 3.6.9 on an Ubuntu 10.04 Linux OS. UPDATE:  09/13/2010   Now it shows up whether I am logged in or not. I wonder if others can now see it too?

Posted by Burf 8 years ago

"Import from Word"

I've been trying to post my most recent instructable and all has gone smoothly except for the fact that the "paste from word" option does not work. I am using word 2010 on a windows 7 computer with chrome, firefox, and IE 9. All three browsers will only import the plain text format of word documents that I type up rather than the fully formatted versions. It's not that I cant format everything I need via the main text input screen, its just that frankly the scrony forum post-type entry field sucks for writing well organized instructables. Please fix this! ~Love poent

Posted by Poent 7 years ago

Proximity Shirt

Is there a project on the site that duplicates what the two proximity shirts do that were sold on thinkgeek? Locked-on proximity shirt: Zelda hearts proximity shirt: I am not trying to make my own shirts but I am interested in the tech that makes those two shirts work. If the same results can be duplicated with an ardurino and/or xbee, then that would be great!! Please let me know if that can be done and if yes, could you point me in the right direction. Thanks!

Posted by helloman 6 years ago

Image Library Problem

Strange error when trying to do anything with some images.  Can't view the image library, upload excetera.  My IE 8 gives me this error: Webpage error details User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; GTB6.4; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0) Timestamp: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 22:30:24 UTC Message: Expected identifier, string or number Line: 584 Char: 5 Code: 0 URI: If this means anything to someone...let me know! Dan

Posted by Nano_Burger 8 years ago

Ipod/ Ipod Touch Games

List your best, paid Ipod Touch games here! (I have A lot) Mine are: Super Monkey Ball Supermonkey ball 2 Jellycar Jellycar2 Tap Tap Revenge (1,2,and 3. Riddim Ribbon Rolando Rolando 2 Streetball Lightbike Shrek Karting IShoot Cooking Mama Monopoly: World Edition Madden 2010 Top Gun Let's Golf The Sims 3, World Adventures 2XL Supercross Peggle Angry Birds Pocket God Bloons TD MX Mayhem Monster Trucks Nitro Wheel of Fortune Topple Topple 2 Pac Man Remix Paper Toss World Tour Moron Test

Posted by sammychow4 8 years ago

Will this video pass your guidelines?

I just joined your site and posted a video that is actually a part 2 to another one.  I would like to post both of them but wanted to be sure it will pass the guidelines.  I am not promoting or trying to sell anything.  I offer a site for information only.  I really wanted to show the entire theme but was not sure.  Here is the link:     could you view this and let me know if I would be within your guidelines?  I hope I posted correctly to enter your Valentines day contest 2010.  I know your busy and I appreciate your time and consideration. Thank you,

Posted by sunshiine 8 years ago

Knex update- 10/19/2010

I realize a lot of people are disappointed over my last forum topic and got really pissed off at me. So to make up for it, I am showing you a video of my latest knex project- It is not finished however, because I don't have as much time as I used to. This was the fourth day of building my Halo battle rifle, I have made much more progress on this gun since the video was taken. I was originally going to put this in a huge "Making of" video with a bunch of other clips but my iPhone 4 got confiscated today by my French teacher, so I can't do that until November 4.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago

HOPE: here I come !

I probably mentioned this before, but I am completely registered now for the HOPE conference in NYC....and I AM going, come hades or high water......even if I have to go in  a wheel chair :-)  I am tired of missing out on so many things in life.   I have until July to plan ways of getting there (I have an offer from my Sis-in-law, but that might not seat so well with my wife :-) Thank you ALL for all the inspiration you have given me....I hope to have a full ible on the subject shortly after I get back (late July 2010). Here's  HOPE(ing)  ;-)     

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago

Mission Motors Releases their Mission One Electric Motorcycle

Our officemates here at Instructables HQ, Mission Motors, just released their all electric motorcycle. Check out the press about it here at Treehugger and here at Greentech Media. The bike will have a top speed of 150 MPH, will go 150 miles on a charge, and the first 50 are expect in early 2010.They've been working like maniacs around the office and lab, and it's awesome to see their hard work start to pay off. Think we've got lots of cool stuff going on here? We do! You could work in our lab too!

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago

Physicist proves that teleportation of energy is possible

A physicist has demonstrated that teleportation of energy is possible, a discovery that has profound implications for the study of physics.  Feb 5, 2010 Here is the link:  Physicists teleport energy And in case that doesn't work:  And, a link provided by LEMONIE that goes straight to the actual paper on the subject:    Energy-Entanglement Relation for Quantum Energy Teleportation - Masahiro Hotta     I don't know why that last link it not clickable though....      

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago

My knowledge is whole.

All gaps in my knowledge have been filled. I am in possession of all life's necessary information. The specific gravity of culm is 0.75. Steel wire with a diameter of 92mm has a safe working load of 930kN To temper steel to be suitable for twist drill, heat it until it turns a pale straw-yellow. An American fluid ounce holds 8 drams, but a British fluid ounce only holds 7.6861 drams In other words, this morning's post brought my copy of the 2010 edition of Glover's Pocket Reference. Actually, I don't know everything.  I know it floats in water, but I don't know what "culm" actually is...

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

Got Craft? (Van, BC)

Hope you can make it! Got Craft? Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver British Columbia  Admission: $2.00 (kids are free) Website: Vancouver's largest indie craft fair kicks off Spring with 50 local and handmade vendors. There will be giveaways, live demostrations and a DIY table hosted by Spool of Thread Sewing Lounge to make your own crafts. First 30 receive a free handmade swag bag filled with goodies. For more information and a full list of participating vendors, please visit our website at

Posted by gotcraft 8 years ago

Best Answers Count For 2010-10-27

. In alphabetical order: 11010010110 - 34 acidbass - 26 alex-sharetskiy - 43 AndyGadget - 76 AngryRedhead - 31 artificialintelligence - 4 - 12 Burf - 145 caitlinsdad - 26 CameronSS - 16 canida - 11 ChrysN - 26 cyberpageman - 21 DJ+Radio - 58 dombeef - 1 ewilhelm - 12 frollard - 291 fwjs28 - 16 gmjhowe - 6 gmoon - 32 Goodhart - 13 Gorfram - 48 Grathio - 51 GuardianFox - 134 Hiyadudez - 13 iPodGuy - 17 Jack+A+Lopez - 74 Jayefuu - 50 jeff-o - 88 Joe+Martin - 38 jtobako - 55 karnuvap - 19 kcls - 11 kelseymh - 199 kevinhannan - 12 Killer~SafeCracker - 40 killerjackalope - 26 Kiteman - 199 Koosie - 9 Kryptonite - 11 lemonie - 446 Lithium+Rain - 12 lizzyastro - 5 LoneWolf - 3 M4industries - 11 MahavishnuMan - 54 megametal8 - 2 MichelMoermans - 23 mikeasaurus - 55 Mr.+Stealth - 20 NachoMahma - 144 nickodemus - 17 NobodyInParticular - 58 orksecurity - 280 plane+phanatic - 9 Prfesser - 23 purduecer - 11 randofo - 22 RavingMadStudios - 117 Re-design - 544 RelaxedSoup - 19 rickharris - 70 seandogue - 185 Shadowman39 - 15 siliconghost - 28 Steveastrouk - 346 The+Ideanator - 9 UziMonkey - 34 Willard2.0 - 8 wrivera6 - 10 yokozuna - 47 Zengineer1618 - 13 zero.gx - 89 .  Sorry to be so long with the update, but I've been waiting for kelseymh or Kiteman to hit 200. Finally gave up waiting. :)

Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago

WAT.1 paper airplane contest [closed]

WAT.>1 paper airplane contest [closed] New Contest: WAT.>1 Contest - This contest is simple, make a paper airplane, put the link in the comment and see if you have won or not! Prize: 1st Free Windows 7 Ultimate Activation Key Code, 2nd Free Microsoft Office 2010 Professional, 3rd Be a Extream Member of our group! Runners Ups Prizes: A Bronze Medal handed out by OrigamiAirEnforcer.   The contest ends at the 29th July 2011. To enter: Go to the comment [below] and put in the link of the instructables and you might want to put up you image to stand out and a comment about it. Prize: 1st: Free Windows 7 Ultimate Activation Key Code and a Gold Medal to be handed out from OrigamiAirEnforcer to the 1st prize person. 2nd: Free Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and a  Silver Medal to be handed out from   OrigamiAirEnforcer to the 2nd prize person. 3rd: Be a Extream Member of the Paper airplane builders [Club and group] 2 2011 group and a  Bronze Medal to be handed out from   OrigamiAirEnforcer to the 3rd prize person. Runners Ups: A Bronze Medal to be handed out from   OrigamiAirEnforcer. Objective: You needed to make any paper airplane but it got to be good as it can be and it has to be in the instructable.   Final Date: 28th July 2011.   Review Date 29th July 2011 Since vishalapar is the only one to enter it, he will get the taking part prize.

Posted by wat. 7 years ago

Instructables Restaurant at PICNIC 2010

I was honored to be asked to open an Instructables Restaurant in Amsterdam as part of the 2010 PICNIC festival.  Faithfully following recipes submitted to our Pizza contest, chefs from Eetcafe De Zwijger served three different types of pizza in an intimate setting within the festival, next to the mobile Fablab.  Each day, the crew served around 50 pizzas split equally between Homemade Pizza Margherita, Rose Garden Pizza, and Flammkuchen - the other type of pizza. The Instructables Restaurant is a combination concept art piece and experimental business model.  What would an open-source restaurant look like?  Can an open-source menu allow patrons to form a deeper relationship with the chef and the food?  Would people show up just to learn how to do it themselves?  With funding from the Waag Society, the creators of the restaurant, Arne Hendricks and Bas van Abel, are trying to answer these questions.  With my permission, they chose to leverage the Instructables brand in their initial "pop-up" restaurants, which have included a Cheesecake cart, DIY BBQ, and a soup night in addition to the Pizza restaurant -- all described on their Instructables Restaurant Blog. The space created for the restaurant at Picnic was great, and probably better than any live event I've ever organized for Instructables.  Two things that worked really well deserve to be specifically pointed out:  handing out comment sheets with each slice of pizza, and tear-away handouts with the recipes and instructions for furniture and decorations.  In one of the images below, you can see a collection of comments about the pizza submitted by tasters.  The handouts had links to the website and short forms of the step-by-step instructions emphasizing that anyone could make the pizza, furniture, or lighting themselves.  (The pads of handouts were especially appealing to me, because literally the next day at NYC Maker Faire, the wind was threatening to blow our business-card-format project cards all over.)  Scanned versions of the handouts are included in the slideshow below: See this slideshow here:  Instructables Restaurant Handouts Arne calls the Instructables Restaurant a "question."  If the answer to his question is yes there is something to an open-source restaurant, he has a spot in mind for a fixed-location version.  I can't wait to eat there. A brief aside: I'm a few inches above average height in the US, but in Holland, I'm short! The Dutch are enormous, as you can see in the group image with the five of us at the restaurant. Looking up to meet people's eyes was an interesting and fun change. More images of the Instructables Restaurant here on Flickr.

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago

I keep getting email notifications for other members' question answers.

If I comment on someone's question in Answers, I get an email notification as if I had asked the question. Here's the last one I got: "Hi JamesRPatrick! People are answering your question! You have 1 new answers. Please do not respond to this email, the Instructables Robot already has its arms full of messages, and it might drop yours! --------------------------------------- From: JamesRPatrick Date: Dec 30, 2010. 5:18 PM Subject: Here. Or try this google search." This Answers topic was posted by m5industriesinc, I only commented on on it.

Posted by JamesRPatrick 7 years ago

Robot makers: would you like a free trip to Spain?

This is currently on the front page of Let's Make Robots: Can you answer "Yes" to this? I live in Europe I have posted a robot on I would like to go to Spain, and experience Campus Party Europe for free, including transport and everything! I can go from 14th to 18th of April 2010 - Then we might be able to help you, quite possibly, actually! Send a short PM to fritsl, with a link to your robot, and we will get back to you, that's all! Seems like an offer you couldn't refuse. Let us know if you apply, and how you get on. We'll expect a postcard, of course...

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago

Anti/Surveillance Fashion Show at Maker Faire

Constantly under the lens of the camera, fashion is a natural form in which to explore the relationship between surveillance and culture. How are we watched? How do we watch?  How do we present ourselves to the eyes of the world? I'd like to introduce a fashion show being organized for Maker Faire San Mateo, May 22&23 2010, sponsored by Noisebridge (a hackerspace in San Francisco that I am a founding member of).  We are showcasing wearables that can be used for surveillance or to thwart surveillance. Full details are here, and that page will be updated with more information and a list of participants as they are finalized. You can also email with specific questions.

Posted by rachel 8 years ago

DJ Radio- celebrating 14 years of pure awesome. (Aka my birthday) -UPDATE

Yes, today is my birthday.  I am 14.  I have a cake and everything.  I was gonna post a gun to concide with this event but unfortunately I couldn't finish it in time.  Oh well. *Update* To coincide with my birthday, I will not read any PM unless it has "To his majesty, the Honorable DJ Radio" in the subject line until March 15, 2010, 14 days from now.  The only exceptions are staff and replies to PM's I have made before March 1.  I'm serious, if you want your PM's read, you have to use that subject line until March 15.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago

Instructables Members at NYC Maker Faire

It was an absolute pleasure to meet so many Instructables luminaries at the 2010 NYC Maker Faire.  I managed to grab these few group images during our Instructables office hours.  One of my favorite things about in-person events is hearing how Instructables has positively impacted so many people.  Of the many stories I heard this weekend, the best was from a woman in her mid-thirties who told me of working with her dad to solder together the Electric Umbrella, and how it was the best father-daughter bonding experience of her entire life.   I'm looking forward to the next time I can meet more of you!

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago

knex rideable roller coaster with mr.muggles chair (big build 2010)

Ok then when you read this you may die of shock so i am going to tell you the bad things before so you dont get to shocked by what it is. 1.its not very long 2. it uses lots of pieces 3. it sticks and doesnt run smothely along the track 4. theres no bumpers so you can fall of. i thinks thats all of them so now i will tell you what it is. its a rideable knex rollercoaster ( a roller coaster you can ride on) now thank mr.muggle as i used his chair and have his permission to use it in this forum. you can proberly build the track and the new base oof the chair from the pictures. you dont have to change the top of the chair to how my one is(my back rest is like that because i got bored building it and was low on pieces).i could of made the track longer but i was getting bored of making the same thing and couldnt be asked to continue. im not sure how much weight it can hold so be careful and spread out all of your weight when onboard. ps: this message is to visper123,as i told you its not a car and its not a whatever that other thing was and you didnt hack my webcam and i dont have a webcam and my school bag is green (to everyone that doesnt know what im talking about then go and read the comments on the sneak peak), so there. 

Posted by slithien 8 years ago

Total Views Count - 19/08/2010

Here's this week's total views count. Enjoy! Instructabler 12/08/2010 19/08/2010        Gain canida 3,454,290 3,478,141 23,851 scoochmaroo 2,471,778 2,502,026 30,248 Kiteman 1,578,967 1,587,440 8,473 Tool Using Animal 1,442,084 1,450,789 8,705 Plasmana 1,438,782 1,446,631 7,849 killerjackalope 852,333 859,007 6,674 gmjhowe 836,079 841,298 5,219 SaskView 725,035 731,234 6,199 lemonie 660,515 666,320 5,805 PKM 465,407 468,571 3,164 mikey77 432,017 439,335 7,318 ChrysN 428,234 433,478 5,244 laxap 366,018 375,404 9,386 jeff-o   335,642   depotdevoid 251,503 268,772 17,269 Spl1nt3rC3ll 258,207 259,627 1,420 KentsOkay 221,594 222,780 1,186 ModMischief 191,480 200,063 8,583 Jayefuu 187,432 194,330 6,898 reukpower 183,884 193,270 9,386 Doctor What 189,010 190,358 1,348 AngryRedhead 149,075 154,116 5,041 comodore 138,196 139,055 859 Lithium Rain 127,511 128,828 1,317 yokozuna 127,209 127,885 676 Kaelessin 111,887 114,797 2,910 Lynne Bruning 112,837 113,902 1,065 Ninzerbean 104,910 111,958 7,048 bertus52x11 92,053 93,833 1,780 Hiyadudez 90,361 92,230 1,869 thermoelectric 82,008 82,984 976 BrittLiv 78,850 79,848 998 Goodhart 75,368 76,046 678 DJ Radio 73,557 74,379 822 janw 64,739 65,931 1,192 RavingMadStudios 47,866 50,191 2,325 Killer%7ESafeCracker 44,124 44,789 665 MichelMoermans 42,124 43,743 1,619 TNEN 40,483 40,879 396 kelseymh 39,605 39,949 344 Sunkicked 37,666 38,004 338 Berkin 34,999 35,447 448 knuckel 22,273 22,915 642 Shadowman39 21,815 22,216 401 m6233555m 21,831 21,985 154 The Ideanator 20,964 21,480 516 artificialintelligence 17,557 17,811 254 plane phanatic 17,044 17,265 221 Rsbarr96 16,765 16,942 177 Derin 16,709 16,889 180 MotaBoi 14,595 15,178 583 zascecs 14,864 14,963 99 steveastrouk 14,121 14,362 241 tombuckey 13,751 13,940 189 peguiono 8,484 13,651 5,167 knexsuperbulderfreak 12,026 12,151 125 TSC 11,494 12,043 549 nickodemus 11,780 11,970 190 uberdum05 10,386 10,505 119 NachoMahma 9,823 9,858 35 kcls 9,500 9,745 245 masterochicken 8,864 8,942 78 Legofanatic 8,227 8,744 517 acidbass 6,545 6,737 192 qazwsx755 6,063 6,416 353 Kryptonite 4,876 4,988 112 lizzyastro 4,192 4,535 343 zero.gx 4,009 4,042 33 jamesdude   3,212   megametal8 2,603 2,696 93 moocowdog 2,337 2,529 192 Jimmy Proton 819 1,095 276 RNB 542 570 28 dombeef 360 372 12 shadon 186 331 145 randomguy65 91 94 3                                                                

Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago

Total Views Count - 12/08/2010

Firstly, sorry about the lack of updates to this group of late. I accepted a job working for steveastrouk and lizzyastro and started 2 months ago. After moving house I was slow to get my internet set up again. Anyway, it's working now, so now I'm back I should be around a lot more. You can have a look at a few of the things I've been up to since moving on my blog. Group-wise, since the last update I posted to this group HQ have rolled out the baseball card update so you can see your total views instantly on your profile. While that makes this group less useful I hope people will still want to pop by each update to see how much their total has increased since the last run. This update also means that my Perl script to fetch the stats now takes 30 seconds instead of 3 hours as it has to load less than 100 pages instead of 1000s, so I can run it more often! I will be running it weekly now, every Thursday after work. Expect the patches to keep coming! So here are the results for this run. Interestingly Scoochmaroo and DJRadio have negative gains, I'm guessing from changes to the way guides work. Instructabler 15/05/2010 01/06/2010 15/06/2010 12/08/2010 Gain canida 3,196,243 3,255,943 3,296,740 3,454,290 157,550 scoochmaroo - - 4,009,488 2,471,778 -1,537,710 Kiteman 1,455,778 1,477,354 1,495,148 1,578,967 83,819 Tool Using Animal 1,339,055 1,366,778 1,382,570 1,442,084 59,514 Plasmana       1,438,782   killerjackalope 721,763 734,416 763,652 852,333 88,681 gmjhowe 743,801 753,871 763,151 836,079 72,928 SaskView - - 655,899 725,035 69,136 lemonie 591,001 601,737 614,045 660,515 46,470 PKM 648,766 656,805 663,391 465,407 -197,984 mikey77       432,017   ChrysN - 379,842 388,125 428,234 40,109 laxap 275,235 283,047 305,706 366,018 60,312 Spl1nt3rC3ll - 242,954 246,237 258,207 11,970 depotdevoid - 222,694 229,477 251,503 22,026 KentsOkay 207,042 209,715 212,097 221,594 9,497 ModMischief - - 179,266 191,480 12,214 Doctor What 175,023 177,233 179,116 189,010 9,894 Jayefuu 148,468 153,747 157,237 187,432 30,195 reukpower 61,096 74,363 85,426 183,884 98,458 AngryRedhead 124,911 131,186 134,771 149,075 14,304 comodore     138,196   Lithium Rain 195,250 198,986 203,001 127,511 -75,490 yokozuna 119,854 121,104 122,166 127,209 5,043 Lynne Bruning 101,396 103,489 104,773 112,837 8,064 Kaelessin       111,887   Ninzerbean 70,748 73,330 78,394 104,910 26,516 bertus52x11 - - 75,894 92,053 16,159 Hiyadudez 66,425 69,878 73,804 90,361 16,557 thermoelectric 70,675 72,733 74,462 82,008 7,546 BrittLiv - 50,922 68,817 78,850 10,033 Goodhart 67,133 68,296 69,342 75,368 6,026 DJ Radio 113,960 116,022 117,654 73,557 -44,097 janw - - 52,517 64,739 12,222 RavingMadStudios - 29,226 30,355 47,866 17,511 Killer%7ESafeCracker - 35,014 36,196 44,124 7,928 MichelMoermans - 19,027 19,679 42,124 22,445 TNEN - - 37,578 40,483 2,905 kelseymh 36,354 36,950 37,559 39,605 2,046 Sunkicked     37,666   Berkin - 32,683 33,520 34,999 1,479 knuckel - 15,725 16,927 22,273 5,346 m6233555m     21,831   Shadowman39 16,442 17,524 18,292 21,815 3,523 The Ideanator     20,964   artificialintelligence - - 15,821 17,557 1,736 plane phanatic 227,946 230,853 233,167 17,044 -216,123 Rsbarr96       16,765   Derin - 14,927 15,203 16,709 1,506 zascecs 13,110 13,564 13,857 14,864 1,007 MotaBoi - 9,180 9,990 14,595 4,605 steveastrouk - - 11,793 14,121 2,328 tombuckey - - 12,350 13,751 1,401 knexsuperbulderfreak - - 11,039 12,026 987 nickodemus - 8,378 9,812 11,780 1,968 TSC       11,494   uberdum05     10,386   NachoMahma 9,329 9,405 9,472 9,823 351 kcls - 5,144 5,709 9,500 3,791 masterochicken 7,764 7,941 8,085 8,864 779 peguiono       8,484   Legofanatic     8,227   acidbass - 4,721 5,076 6,545 1,469 qazwsx755 - - 2,155 6,063 3,908 Kryptonite 3,319 3,888 4,099 4,876 777 lizzyastro - - 1,464 4,192 2,728 zero.gx       4,009   megametal8 - 1,395 1,597 2,603 1,006 moocowdog     2,337   Jimmy Proton     819   RNB - - 345 542 197 dombeef       360   shadon       186   randomguy65     91   tbcross 0 0 0 0 0 yo man 0 0 0 0 0 NachoTest01 0 0 0 0 0 hempnecklacestore 0 0 0 0 0 leafydave     0   Sketch98       0 0 daniel benny     0 0 SteveastroUK - 10,535 11,793    

Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago

Featured I'ble not showing on front page or withthe snazzy banner?

Hullo all... I received the email telling me that I am awesome... and indeed that my I'ble on Trebuchets is also of the same calibre... BUT... It doesnt appear to be showing up on the home page... nor does it have the little white diagonal banner that says 'Featured'... that my other featured I'bles have... I assumed that it was just due to updates and filters and such... but the time stamp on the email shows that I was featured at: 17 April 2010 00:17:43GMT   I show up in this link: Decided to take this to the forum as I was unsure who to email... or If its part of the new site re-vamp? Let me know Jay did no one ever learn that its not wise to mess with the person holding the siege weapon??? ;)

Posted by Biggsy 8 years ago

Random Knex Challenge 6- Medieval Weaponry!

Random Knex Challenge 6- Medieval Weaponry! WIN A PATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is now closed. Oh yes! That is right! The Medieval period, a time of blood, gore, and best of all, WEAPONS! Yes, this round is simple, you have to make a type of medieval weapon, there are many many choices of things to choose from in this challenge, including: Trebuchets, catapults, throwing axes, lances, club, flail, war hammer, long sword, ect... Here are some rules for this challenge: Must be based on a real medieval weapon Must have been made AFTER the contest started Must be 100% Knex (String and tape allowed) Must be entered by 7th Febuary 2010 List of entrants for this round: Killer~safecracker Knexfreak95 Good luck! And happy building!

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

eTextile and wearable tech meetup in PDX Friday 12 November

Dorkbot PDX is hosting an eTextile and wearable tech meetup with Lynne Bruning, thats me!, Friday 12 November 6:30 - 9 pm. Please come meet other PDX'ers that get tangled up in conductive thread, lilypads and schemers. Bring your projects for show and tell.  Meet Shannon Henry and see how she made the Skirt of Stars. Get inspired and find a partner to collaborate with for the next eTextile and wearable tech fashion show! When: Friday, November 12th, 2010, 6:30pm to 9pm. Where: bRainSilo Hackerspace, 611 N. Tillamook, Portland, OR 97227 What: A night of wearable electronics and eTextiles I looking forward to seeing you there!

Posted by Lynne Bruning 8 years ago

I want to make a laptop case from scratch. How can I get the dimensions of my laptop?

Hi instructables! I recently bought an expensive laptop and want to protect it, but all the protective covers on the market for this particular model are terrible (damaging to the laptop over time or ill-fitting). I want to build a case from scratch by CAD modelling the design, then running it through something like a wood cnc. The only problem is, I need the exact dimensions/form of the laptop to create a skin-tight fit. Any ideas on how I can get this data? Can you think of a better process than the one I've outlined? I'm open to working with new materials! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some inspiration:

Posted by orangejuicedisco 2 years ago

Another visible change unannounced -- GONE

Another minor update appears to have been rolled out without a post to Site Updates.  In this case, it's the new "view raters" capability in the INFO box. UPDATE 13 May 2010:  According to Staff, this "feature" is for Admins only, and was not intended for public release.  The bug has been fixed. When it was being tested (I presume) a couple of days ago, it got the immediate attention of the K'nex community (who are, as you'd expect, inordinately preoccupied with status among their peers).  Now that it seems to be "permanent," they continue to debate their tribal concerns about the information now available. I'd be very interested in a "view from the top" posting about this feature (which I think is actually useful and interesting for data-mining), and how Instructables authors can benefit from it.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

Crafty Chica Art Cruise

Six days cruising Cabo and crafting 24/7?  Sign me up! Crafty Chica Cruise 2010 includes food, drinks, art swaps, workshops, prizes, demos, and even a private art fair where you can sell your wares. Oh, and did I mention Cabo?? With a mere $50 deposit and early-sign up payment-plan, spots on this dream cruise are sure to go fast, so snatch yours up now. For more details, check out Diary of a Crafty Chica and check out her new line of products while you're there! On a side note, I am currently taking donations to the Send Scooch on a Craft Cruise for the Betterment of the Entire Instructables Community fund.  PM me for details on how to make a contribution. . .

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago

Rush å fikse Storbritannias Cyber politiet

Http:// Eksklusivt: TechWeekEurope FOIs utsette usammenhengende metoder i cyber politiarbeid over Storbritannia, som tjenestemenn begynner å slite over forestående dannelsen av National Cyber Crime Unit Når jeg spør Charlie McMurdie, leder for Mets politiet sentrale e-Crime Unit (PCeU), og hvis hun er bekymret for dannelsen av National Cyber Crime Unit, hennes hender dekke øynene i fortvilelse, halv-hånlig, halv-ekte. Hun vet at i de neste ni månedene, vil hun bli oppgave med å fullføre sammenslåingen av PCeU med cyber-arm av den alvorlige organisert kriminalitet Agency(SOCA), å danne Storbritannias bly cyber politiet troppen, NCCU. McMurdie vet dette kommer til å ta en monumental innsats, en som vil se slutten av PCeU, som hun hjalp satt opp i 2008. Hun er fretting over det faktum at NCCU ikke engang har et riktig hjem ennå, og heller ikke en sjef å lede britiske cyber politiarbeid inn i en ny epoke. Og hun engang vet ikke hvis hun vil fortsatt være politiarbeid cyber-kriminalitet på slutten av det hele. Britiske cyber politiet Men innsatsen kan godt være verdt det, for Storbritannias offentlige og bedrifter både. Det er fordi britiske politiarbeid av e-kriminalitet, på landsbasis, mangler i en rekke avgjørende områder. Frihet av informasjon (FSM) forespørsler sendt av TechWeekEurope til hver politistyrke i Storbritannia har avdekket stark forskjellene i registreringer av cyber-kriminalitet over hele Storbritannia. Metropolitan politiet, ikke overraskende, har sett de fleste handlingen. Det så en økning i Computer Misuse Act lovbrudd fra 11,181 i 2010 til 12,817 i 2012 (til November). Ennå ble 997 enkeltpersoner belastet, mindre enn i 2010, når 1291 ble belastet, eller 2011, da antall var 1262. Hvorfor nedgangen i kostnader når antallet lovbrudd har økt med over 1000 i London-området alene? Politiet, som har ikke klart å forbedre deres håndtering av cyber tilfeller de siste tre årene? Dataene kan indikere dette. Andre steder, ser politiet liten cyber-relaterte tiltak, i forhold til andre vanlige forbrytelser for eksempel innbrudd eller hærverk. Faktisk, det synes å ha jevnet i mange områder, mens bare en håndfull av personer har blitt fakturert de siste tre årene. I Leicestershire gikk Internett-baserte bedragerier ned fra 298 i 2010 til 167 i 2011 og 143 i 2012, opp til November. I Hertfordshire det ble bare 189 cyber-relaterte lovbrudd og 21 belastet fra 1 januar 2010 til 1 November 2012. Lancashire innspilt 19 Internett-baserte lovbrudd i samme tidsrom, seks under Computer Misuse Act. Bare ett ble belastet-de mottatt en fengselsstraff, men det involverte andre tilkoblede lovbrudd. Strathclyde rapportert 466 cyber forbrytelser i 2010, 543 i 2011 men så bare 143 mellom januar og oktober i 2012. Surrey har sett en nedgang i Computer Misuse Act lovbrudd, fra 45 i 2010 til 17 i 2012, og det har bare belastet en person. I alle FOI svar var det en nedgang eller meget beskjeden vekst i poster av cyber-kriminalitet. Det er til tross for indikasjoner fra mange kilder som viser Internett kriminalitet er på vei oppover. De siste tallene fra British Retail konsortiet viste totalkostnadene for detaljhandel kriminalitet i Storbritannia hoppet 15,6 prosent i et år. E-kriminalitet steg til å bli den mest kostbare av alle detaljhandel forbrytelser, regnskap for 37 prosent av totalt £1.6 milliarder tapt i ett år. I noen tilfeller, politiet utsette innspillingen av cyber-kriminalitet til nasjonale svindel intelligens Bureau (NFIB), men det gjør ikke rede for mangel på noen bemerkelsesverdige stiger i e-kriminalitet poster på tvers av britiske styrker. Usammenhengende politiarbeid Men hva alle disse tallene fortelle oss? De angir en nasjonal lappverk i cyber politiarbeid, hvor styrkene utenfor Met bare ikke har nok evne eller vilje til å opp sin innsats, sikkerhetseksperter mener. Kartet nedenfor høydepunkter denne lappverk, viser forskjeller i nivåer av cyber-kriminalitet og i kvaliteten på registrerer innen politiet styrker (disse styrkene ikke på kartet var ute av stand til å levere data): Se flere relaterte videoer og emner:

Posted by nathaliekitt65 5 years ago

Nissan invests in electric cars

Motor-manufacturer Nissan have announced a £200 million ($330 million) investment in a factory intended to produce lithium ion batteries for electric cars.Along with the news from Nissan, Peter Mandelson (Business Secretary) said a "low-carbon economic area" would be established in the North East.As part of the project, 750 charging points would be installed across the region and a training centre specialising in the manufacture and maintenance of low-carbon vehicles would be set up. "The North East has distinguished itself as the first specialised region for ultra-low-carbon vehicles," Lord Mandelson said.The announcement from Nissan comes only days after its Japanese rival Toyota said it would start manufacturing the new Auris hybrid petrol-electric vehicle at its plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire from mid-2010. BBC storyNissan website

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

One mans garbage...

Really is another mans gold! I'm the type of person who, when seeing something internesting, picks it up. For instance, I have found: @ A working VCR (and I use it) @ A small TV (not broken, just REALLY old) @ Microwave ovens (several, not a single one broken) @ Old computers (the joys of Harddrive magnets) @ A 27 inch Panasonic TV (it's working perfectly, i use it daily) UPDATE 10 July 2010 @ A working DVD player (slot jammed, fixed it) @ A PlayStation 1 (not tested, I'll report back) (tested it with the AV cable I also found, it works!) There's no shame in taking "trash" off the streets! I got some funny looks having a small TV strapped to my bike, I take them as compliments! What I'm trying to say here is basically Save the planet, finders keepers!

Posted by Kirbsome! 8 years ago

Links Don't Do Anything in Emailed Newsletter

I received the emailed newsletter, Giant Swiss Army Machete, Box Fan Mosquito Trap, 2-Liter Rocket, and found that some of the links don't do anything when you click on them. I tried the newsletter in two separate email clients. If you hover mouse over those alleged links, the pointer turns into an I-beam. Windows 7 pro, outlook office 2010, gmail. The following links don't work: 1.  All captions under each instructable project image. 2.  "All Contests >>" button. 3.  "See All Featured >>" button. 4.  "Customize Feed >>" button. 5.  "Browse Contests >>" button. Workarounds: *  For the captions under the images, click on the image instead. *  For the buttons, go to the Instructables site main page and find the items in the header.

Posted by alcurb 3 years ago

Instructables Show and Tell - 10/29

Come show off all of your awesome projects at the annual Instructables Show and Tell on Friday the 29th! Everyone is welcome to attend and present their projects. Halloween themed projects and costumes are particularly welcomed and encouraged! The best costume of the night will win a fabulous award! For those in need of a last minute costume, show up and become zombified before your very eyes! Ghastly refreshments and snacks will be served. No trick or treater will be refused. Friday the 29th of October, 2010. Snacks and schmoozing at 6pm, presentations* start at 7pm.  Note that this is a participatory event - if you're not bringing something to show, then please bring food and/or drinks to contribute. Instructables World HQ 82 2nd St. - 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA *Presentations are quick, fun, and informal.  Bring something neat to show off, and skip the formal powerpoint.

Posted by randofo 8 years ago

East Bay Mini Maker Faire

Maker Faire is spreading.  I've just become aware of a local school which is holding a "Mini Maker Faire" as a fundraiser.  The website with details is at  It's approved by Maker Faire and is being promoted on the main Maker Faire site's calendar.  This particular mini fair is a fundraiser for the Park Day School.  It will be held on October 24, 2010, at the school itself.  Call for participation is now open, and closes on August 31st.  If you're local to the San Francisco Bay Area, check it out! Other Mini Maker Faires going on soon are in Aspen Colorado on July 10, and in Denver Colorado on July 17.  I like this trend!  And of course the Detroit Maker Faire, which is not mini at all, is coming up on July 31 and August 1, in Detroit.  Check out the calendar at

Posted by rachel 8 years ago

Giving away a 1 year Pro Instructables membership!

I'm giving away a one year Pro membership.  Why?  I won one in the Homemade Holidays contest.  I plan on continuing to support Instructables with payments every two years.  So I want to share the love.  Here's how to get a chance at winning.  Your account must have been created on or prior to January 18, 2010.  I don't want people creating fake accounts. You must not already have a Pro membership. You must have at least one Instructable published by midnight Pacific time on January 24, 2010.  It does not need to be new - it could be years old.  (It must meet the guidelines here - in other words, have original photos, decent writing, and reasonable organization.  If you want to know if yours will qualify, post a link to it in the comments below and I'll give you feedback.) Subscribe to me!  (Just click on the orange box over there ---> ) On Sunday, January 24th at 11PM Alaska time I will tally all my subscribers, eliminate pro members, and then do a random drawing.  I'll make sure that the other criteria (no duplicate entries, "worthy" Instructable, etc.) are met and will announce the winner here. Photo by my brother Kevin Dean. Sorry!  This "contest" is now CLOSED. The winner is... II.13 I used the random integer generator at to select a number based on my subscribers.  Thank you to my new subscribers. (I guess if you want to you can unsubscribe from me... but if I win another I'll probably do this again... and no matter what I do my subscribers will have a shot at it.)  For anyone interested, I added 63 new subscribers.  I benefited by interacting with some new people, checking out some different projects - some really undervalued ones too! And of course, thanks for the Instructables staff for letting me do this!

Posted by zieak 8 years ago