Desktops of August

Hello all! This month would of been held by gmjhowe but he is very busy with moving into his new house right now so is unable to. Ahh, August is my favourite of the months seeing as MY BIRTHDAY is in it also school/ college is out and I've got a nice long relaxing summer to look forward to.What are you all waiting for, Get printscreening and show off your desktop. Don't be shy!To take a picture of your desktop on a windows machine use the printscreen key on your keyboard, Open up paint, Edit, Paste and then save this as a png. then upload this onto Instructables.To take a screenshot on a mac use the apple key, Shift and 3. This will save the picture to your desktop then you can upload it to Instructables.To take a screenshot in Linux go to Applications>Accessories>Take screenshot. If this doesn't work blame Lithium Rain ;-)Right, for mine on my EeePC this month I'm using the Kupo-Finale Visual Style from lassekongo83.For my wallpaper this month I had a nice change for me, A nice bit of Banksy. I love his work I have quite a collection of wallpapers from Banksy so I may alternate throughout the month.The icon set is yet again is Dark Theme for IconTweaker which is a free program to change your icons. I may change the icon set next month ;)What are you all waiting for, Get them on here and if you haven't changed it from last month change it NOW and post it up!Peace out!

Topic by Joe Martin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


August 28th, 1963

On this day, a Baptist minister from Atlanta Georgia stood up in front of a quarter of a million people, and said this: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity. But 100 years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land.And so we've come here today to dramatize an appalling condition. In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a cheque. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of colour are concerned. Instead of honouring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad cheque which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we've come to cash this cheque - a cheque that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. 1963 is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual.There will be neither rest nor tranquillity in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: in the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.The marvellous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realise that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights: "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "For Whites Only". We cannot be satisfied and we will not be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed - we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.I have a dream today!I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.I have a dream today!I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.This is our hope. This is the faith that I will go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning: "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring." And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California.But not only that.Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


August "Go Pro" Sales Event

As part of our drive to get you sporting a shiny new Pro Account, we are holding a special "Go Pro" sales event which will be running through August 27th! What's in it for you besides an array of great Pro features like less advertising, custom PDF downloads and digital patches? If you act now, we promise to immediately hit Eric Wilhelm with a pie when we achieve our goal of 3,500 Pro subscribers!To sweeten this special summer deal, for every 250 subscriptions above our 3,500 Pro user goal, we promise to hit him with another pie by years end (at the discretion of the Instructables feature team). So, if we get 4,500 subscribers, he gets four extra pies!And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, if you register today and post a message below, you will receive 5 extra digital patches to give away (regardless of the plan you sign up for) and a digital kiss from the Instructables staff member of your choice!We currently have 1,502 Pro users as of 8/03/2009. Let the games begin! Upgrade to Pro here.Fine print:1. We must achieve our 3,500 user goal by 5PM PDT August 27th for any pie throwing to take effect. 2. "Immediately hit Eric Wilhelm with a pie" should be translated "as soon as humanly possible." We cannot guarantee he will answer the door in the middle of the night.

Topic by randofo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Snail Car, Batman Batarang, Erupting Volcano Cake

Snail Car Batman Batarang Erupting Volcano Cake Build a Desk Mac and Cheese Balls Temporary Pizza Oven Steampunk Goggles Book Lamp Frappuccino on a Stick Parachute Dome Tent Tennis Ball Back Massager High Voltage Power Supply DIY Microwave Popcorn Chaos Machine Magnetic Knife Block

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Clone Trooper Pops, Keyboard Wallet, Dorm Decor

Clone Trooper Pops Keyboard Wallet Dorm Decor EL Wire Guide Camping Crescent Rolls Natural Playdough Dye Evaporative Drink Cooler DIY Air Ionizer EL Wire Spiderweb Slow Baked Bread Money for Old Rope Micro TV-B-Gone CD Pendant Charm USB Laser Duck Desktop String Art

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


The Most Useful Machine, Air-Quality Balloons, Bookshelf Bed

The Most Useful Machine Air-Quality Balloons Bookshelf Bed Camera Bean Bag Ten Green Coffee Table Stretch Chainmaille Bracelet Steampunk Bristlebot Ice Cream Pops Cute Pillowcase Shirt Folding Solar Panel Wallbots The Confuzzle PVC Rotor Blades Stitch and Glue Kayak Kentucky Fried WTF

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Yoda Cake, Amphibious Couchbike, Bacon Soap

Yoda Cake Amphibious Couchbike Bacon Soap DIY Pixar Baby Lamp Zipper Earbuds Liquid-Cooled Car Seat Build a Marimba Homemade Rowing Shell Camera Ring Light Panning Security Cam Basic Linear Perspective Hand Crank Flashlight $2 Running Shoes Bright Bike Headlight Paper Towel Roll Flower

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Chainsaw Flashlight, Giant NES Controller, Restore a T-Shirt

Chainsaw Flashlight Giant NES Controller Restore a T-Shirt Big Daddy from Bioshack Inchworm Bot Ribbon Charm Choker LED Facebook Notifications Lemon Flashlight 2-Stage Water Rocket Sun Bottles Baby Samus Aran Straw Hairpin Heart Backlit Keyboard Easy Pop-Up Room Fizzy Pop

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Wooden Necktie, Build a Mongolian Yurt, Racing Mower

Wooden Necktie Build a Mongolian Yurt Racing Mower Portal Cake is a Lie Make Beer Guitar Tube Amp Double Helix Lantern Wood-Fired Hot Tub Steampunk Bonsai Lamp DIY Solar Setup Shopping Cart Bike Honey Bee Habitat Trigger Green Lights Fluorescent Floor Lamp Build a Cajon Drum

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


iMacPad, Giant T-Rex model, Toast Stencils

iMacPad Giant T-Rex Model Toast Stencils No-Weld Bike Trailer Self-Rolling Can EL Wire Bike Color-Changing Hour Glass DIY M-O Cleaner Bot Pizza on a Stick Solar Cooler in a Can Scrub Bot Necktie Corset Dress Easy Surface Mount Soldering Grow Rock Candy Become a Cartoon

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


RC Nerf Tank, Rose Pizza, Top Secret Bunker

RC Nerf Tank Rose Pizza Top Secret Bunker Make Giant Bubbles Adafruit Photo Tutorial Classic Rock Labyrinth German Flammkuchen Laser Etching Metal Sport Jersey to Sexy Top Glowing Nameplate Recycled Ruffled Headband Caffeinated Jello Shots Rubik's Cube Cake Paracord Handle Hidden Door Bookshelf

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Banana Split on a Stick, Bamboo Bicycle, Cardboard Coffee Table

  Banana Split on a Stick Bamboo Bicycle Cardboard Coffee Table String Art Necklace Oatmeal Pancake Perforated Pizza Peel Stargate Gong Build a One Sheet Boat Machine Your Own Guitar Lacy Un-Mentionables EL Levitation Wand Exploded Photo Collage Install a Bamboo Floor Easy Bike Trailer Hitch Survive Zombies with Tea

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


(newsletter) Hidden Compartment, Watermelon Keg, Ferret Wheelchair...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! NEW CONTEST: Converse Back to School in Style Contest - Make or customize anything school-related and win a gift card so you can make your own Converse shoes!SINGER Kids Crafts Contest - Create something crafty with or for a kid and win a sweet new serger or sewing machine from SINGER!Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest - Make a 30-second how-to video and win an awesome Flip MinoHD video camera! Winning videos will be featured on Forbes.com.Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest - Build anything using cardboard, and win a huge package of Gorilla Glue supplies and gear!Ends August 23: Low & Slow BBQ Contest - Cook up something tasty and win a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, and autographed copies of the new Low & Slow BBQ book! Bike Dog Walker The Wild Pig Smoker Make a Magnetic Fish Tank Cleaner Hidden Cabinet Behind Fake DVDs Make or customize anything school-related! FerretMobile: DIY Ferret Wheelchair Make a Resistor Reference Card Listen to Shortwave on an AM Radio Home Made Tonic Water Concentrate Share something cool quickly! Get crafty! Make a Sekkaboku Rubbing Crayon CIR Sand Casting System Air Pumped Patio Fireplace Homebrew Cold Smoke Generator Submit a cardboard creation and win a prize pack from Gorilla Glue! Cook up something tasty today! Ends August 23 Pulled Pork on a Weber Kettle Grill Smart Power Strip for Your PC Stone Tile Lamp Make a Watermelon Keg Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Air Hockey Table, Bacon Candy, Branding Iron...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Converse Back to School in Style Contest - Make or customize anything school-related and win a gift card so you can make your own Converse shoes! SINGER Kids Crafts Contest - Create something crafty with or for a kid and win a sweet new serger or sewing machine from SINGER! Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest - Make a 30-second how-to video and win an awesome Flip MinoHD video camera! Winning videos will be featured on Forbes.com. Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest - Build anything using cardboard, and win a huge package of Gorilla Glue supplies and gear! ENDS SUNDAY: Low & Slow BBQ Contest - Cook up something tasty and win a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, and autographed copies of the new Low & Slow BBQ book! Contest closes August 23. Winners announced for the Art of Sound Contest. See who won! DIY Air Hockey Table Build Fantastic 3D Art with Cardboard See who won! Bacon Candy Submit a cardboard creation and win a prize pack from Gorilla Glue! Cook up something tasty today! Ends this Sunday! Extreme Fat Tire Bicycle Foam Walkalong Glider Make Wine Jelly Cheap SD card Breadboard Socket Make or customize anything school-related! Improve Your Videos! Automated Cat Feeder Build a 8x8x8 LED Cube Denim iPhone Case Share something cool quickly! Get crafty! Cheapest Wire Holder Branding Iron Make a Cardboard Laptop Stand Panties Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Laser Lighter, Cardboard Furniture, Climbing Gorilla...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back!NEW CONTEST: Create something crafty with or for a kid for the SINGER Kids Crafts Contest and win a sweet new serger from SINGER!NEW CONTEST: Make a 30-second how-to video for the Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest and win an awesome Flip MinoHD video camera! Winning videos will be featured on Forbes.com.Build anything using cardboard, and enter the Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest to win a huge package of Gorilla Glue supplies and gear!Cook up something tasty for the Low & Slow BBQ Contest and win a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, and autographed copies of the new Low & Slow BBQ book! Contest Winners! See which awesome projects won the Pocket-Sized Contest and the Get in the Garden Contest! Rubber Hose Chair Drumsticks World's Best Cardboard Chair Open a Pesky Pistachio Nut Share something cool quickly! Get crafty! Make a Cardboard Billfold or Wallet! Music Visualizer (oscilloscope) Udon Noodles in Miso Sauce Make Furniture With Cardboard! Make Paper Beads Build an Analog Vocoder Climbing Cardboard Gorilla Make a Berry Picker with PVC Submit a cardboard creation andwin a prize pack from Gorilla Glue! Cook up something tasty! Cheapy Laser Lighter Burner Urban Artwork Using Bead Plates Bioshock Belt Buckle in Bronze Carve a Shrink Cup Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


(newsletter) Nintendo Arcade, 5-Minute Pie, Drum Smoker...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Converse Back to School in Style Contest - Make or customize anything school-related and win a gift card so you can make your own Converse shoes! SINGER Kids Crafts Contest - Create something crafty with or for a kid and win a sweet new serger or sewing machine from SINGER! Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest - Make a 30-second how-to video and win an awesome Flip MinoHD video camera! Winning videos will be featured on Forbes.com. Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest - Build anything using cardboard, and win a huge package of Gorilla Glue supplies and gear! Vote now for the finalists in the Low & Slow BBQ Contest! 5-Minute Pie Portable Mini Vocal Booth LED Replacement Fluorescent Tube Recycled Plastic Messenger Bag Submit a cardboard creation and win a prize pack from Gorilla Glue! Get crafty! Cardboard Frisbee Lock a Deadbolt from Outside without a Key Cardboard Red Dragon Make a Drum Smoker Captain Kirk's Chair Extremely Loud Alarm Clock Beehive Bookcase No-Knead Brick Oven-style Pizza Share something cool quickly! Win a pair of customConverse shoes! Pie Pops Laptop Stand from IKEA Parts Plush Cell Model Build a Nintendo Arcade Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


August 2013 Build Night with Jameco

NO SPACES AVAILABLE **If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build nights you are already on our announcement list. Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space will post Instructables from your build night. AUGUST BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Jameco, a leading electronic components distributor, for our August 2013 build night. Sign up and we will ship you an electronics package that includes: Standard Timer Single 8-Pin 555 Chip (10) Resistor Assortment, 540 pieces (1) Breadboard 3.25x2.125 (4) Battery Snap, 6 inch (4) Battery, Super Alkaline, 9V (4) Grab Bag of Electronics Components (1) LED Grab Bag - assorted colors and shapes (2) Details below (please read all the information). HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in August (any night) to host the build night. At the event build projects using parts from the Jameco electronics kit. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the electronics from the kit. You are not limited to just these components, but projects must include parts from the kit. Projects can be as simple or advanced as you like. Anyone from your space is welcome to post an Instructable that counts towards the 3. These Instructables must include a link back to Jameco’s website. (Not posting these Instructables may affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from the May build night: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photo on the homepage. SIGN UP We have no more spaces available for our August build night. RESOURCES: Instructables Technology Chanel Jameco.com Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android

Topic by Carleyy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


More at the NYC Science Center: Maker Weekends.

This month, I have just found out, has it's weekends at NYC Science Center filled with "making".  The details can be found here.  

Topic by Goodhart 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


August 2015 Build Night with Freescale

#BUILDNIGHT 25 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: June 12, 2015. Accepted spaces will be notified by June 15, 2015. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. AUGUST BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Freescale, DIY kits and products, for our August 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (2) FRDM-K64 Development Board (2) Accelerometer/Gyro shield boards (3) FRDM –KL25Z Development Board HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in August to host a project build night using the Freescale boards. You can host multiple build nights during August to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the boards. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android FRDM-K64F: Segger debug driver tutorial, Toggling an RGB LED, Using a timer interrupt FRDM-KL25Z: Projects & Examples, Blinking LED with Visual Studio Accelerometer/Gyro Shield Boards: Hackaday collection of Freescale-inspired projects REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #FREESCALE Twitter: @Instructables, @freescale Instagram: @Instructables www.facebook.com/freescale https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

Topic by Carleyy 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


August Build Night with Cheng Concrete

Since the moment that truck pulled up with the pallet of Cheng Concrete on it, we've been having a ball with our Shapecrete! We know the August Build session has ended, and Eureka Factory members managed some fun build projects before the month was over, but we've still got Shapecrete and we're still creating with it!  It's really interesting stuff, obviously a natural for Halloween decos (saw someone else had made some cool headstones!) and yard art.  Love how adaptable it is and the ability to easily create small concrete objects with it.  We've got a few more projects underway and will continue adding them to our Shapecrete Collection as long as there's Shapecrete in our buckets!  Thanks, Instructables, for a really awesome build opportunity, and thanks Cheng Concrete, for a truly wonderful medium!  If anyone is in Orlando September 12 & 13, be sure to stop by the Eureka Factory  booth at Maker Faire Orlando, on the 2nd floor lobby of the Orlando Science Center, where the event is held,  to see Gnombie and some  of our Instructables projects!

Topic by EurekaFactory 3 years ago


UK Camping Meetup August 26th 2011

Just musing on a new idea for a UK meet, in, say July/August 2011, this time camping somewhere. No ideas where or what to do, apart from integrating some of the camping 'ibles and outdoor-sy ibles. Any interest in the concept ? Steve

Topic by steveastrouk 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


August 2015 Build Night with Cheng Concrete

#BUILDNIGHT **You must be located in the United States to enter this event** 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Friday, June 19th. Accepted spaces will be notified by Monday, June 22nd. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. AUGUST BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Cheng Concrete for our August 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (10) 20lb Buckets of Shapecrete HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in August to host a project build night using the Cheng Concrete Shapecrete. You can host multiple build nights during August to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Shapecrete. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Cheng How-To Center Shapecrete Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #Shapecrete Twitter: @Instructables, @CHENGConcrete Instagram: @Instructables www.facebook.com/chengconcrete https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form **You must be located in the United States to enter this event**

Topic by Carleyy 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Interactivos? @ Eyebeam: June 26 - August 9

Interactivos? @ Eyebeam: June 26 - August 9Better Than the Real Thing: Call for CollaboratorsMay 30: Call for Collaborators Deadline | June 3: Notification of acceptanceWe're pleased to announce that we (Eyebeam fellows, residents and staff) have selected nine projects--from the 60-plus submitted applications--to be realized during a two-week workshop in late June.But we need help, and that's where you come in. We are now recruiting collaborators--artists, engineers, musicians, programmers, designers, and hackers--to help bring these projects to life. While this position is unpaid, it is an opportunity to work with international artists including current Eyebeamers Zachary Lieberman, Taeyoon Choi, Jeff Crouse, Friedrich Kirschner, and others. Collaborators will participate in skill-based workshops, and attend public lectures and associated events, and be an integral part of the production of exciting new interactive projects. The completed projects will be included in Eyebeam's Summer 2008 exhibition. All collaborators will be credited in the exhibition for their roles in the realization of the projects.To be considered, send us a letter outlining your skill set and what you think you could contribute to the workshops, with a CV (word documents or pdfs only please, no image attachments) to interactivosinfo AT eyebeam DOT org by May 26. Selected collaborators will be notified May 29.Interactivos? was initiated two years ago by the Medialab-Prado program and the Madrid City Council. This is the first time it has taken place outside Spain.The full list of projects, and further detail on the kind of collaborative help we are looking for, can be found here:Interactivos? @ Eyebeam: June 26 - August 9

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Cosplaying next August, any one else?

Hey every one, huge making project coming up for me (in terms of time, not size) because I'm going to SMASH! Cosplay Convention, Sydney, Australia in August 2010. I'm going with a group of friends from my school as Vocaloid characters and I get to be Kaito! Would any one else in Australia be going? Any way, it should be awesome and I'm excited like hell even though it's 9 months away. I'll keep every one posted on how the out fit's going, I'm going to see if I can get the wig off eBay next week. Then we're all going to Spotlight (fabric store) a little after christmas to get a tonne of the same fabric, but different colors for each character. Then I'm doing the scarf, then the pants, then the undergarments and then the coat. Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated, I'm not amazing at sewing but it should turn out alright, I'll probably start the coat about 6 months from now because I don't want to grow out of it before the convention! By the way, any tips on dying my hair / getting a wig of bright blue? And also, dying my eye brows? (God, this'll look weird at school...) Update #1        18/10/2009 More pictures. I've added some drawn pictures (mine) of my design, you can see the front and back here. First picture: Another cosplaying Vocaloid group, but no Gakupo or Megurine Luka. I'll be the one at the back left. Second picture: SMASH! convention logo.

Topic by Kryptonite 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


The Gluten-Free Contest is starting Monday, August 26th!

We want to see all your best gluten free recipes - especially well-loved and everyday recipes! Gluten free pancakes, gluten free cakes, gluten free bread, gluten free cookies, etc. :D We've got a great programmable slow cooker up for grabs as well as some books and kitchen accessories. Check out the official Gluten-Free Contest page and get brainstorming!

Topic by jessyratfink 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Total Views Count - Thursday 18th August 2011

Here's this week's total views count. This week, give a round of applause for me for remembering to run it for two consecutive weeks for the first time in months! "This forum topic is a printout of the results of a Perl script I run weekly. To be included in it, join this  group. The Perl script visits the profile page of each member of the group and extracts their Total Views then saves them to a file that can be opened by me in Excel. I then post the last 3 columns so everyone can compare their weekly gain with their friends. While you can easily see this data for you on the You page, this script allows people to compare their success/gain with their friends. I hand out patches as achievements when members of the group reach 50k, 100k, 250k, 500k and 1m views." Member Last Week This Week Gain scoochmaroo 5,592,045 5,637,459 45,414 canida 5,029,172 5,056,222 27,050 fungus amungus 4,504,785 4,519,704 14,919 randofo 3,629,559 3,648,546 18,987 Honus 2,862,349 2,878,468 16,119 jessyratfink 2,229,703 2,251,516 21,813 Plasmana 2,077,039 2,085,853 8,814 Kiteman 2,043,982 2,054,558 10,576 Tool Using Animal 1,799,518 1,805,733 6,215 T3h_Muffinator 1,212,099 1,215,901 3,802 killerjackalope 1,200,964 1,206,210 5,246 zieak 1,177,573 1,181,251 3,678 drinkmorecoffee 1,174,234 1,179,521 5,287 Creativeman 1,120,184 1,132,646 12,462 gmjhowe 1,110,638 1,114,599 3,961 ChrysN 1,056,467 1,064,469 8,002 Weissensteinburg 1,020,680 1,024,541 3,861 lemonie 1,005,079 1,011,854 6,775 chr 991,241 999,226 7,985 SaskView 992,494 994,974 2,480 seamster 907,944 915,482 7,538 frenzy 886,729 901,249 14,520 Brennn10 764,040 766,590 2,550 mikeasaurus 712,599 722,136 9,537 mikey77 714,140 717,824 3,684 CameronSS 703,717 706,376 2,659 jeff-o 650,696 653,758 3,062 PKM 640,186 642,513 2,327 laxap 595,498 597,841 2,343 scraptopower 577,557 582,356 4,799 aeray 575,304 581,956 6,652 depotdevoid 534,487 537,290 2,803 belsey 514,892 518,286 3,394 ModMischief 491,872 494,307 2,435 Jayefuu 415,254 418,792 3,538 starshipminivan 409,874 417,160 7,286 AngryRedhead 336,189 339,687 3,498 nmcclana 314,973 317,106 2,133 Spl1nt3rC3ll 315,689 316,792 1,103 BrittLiv 301,381 302,630 1,249 rimar2000 293,357 297,406 4,049 Vyger 287,511 288,912 1,401 scooter76 281,027 281,694 667 KentsOkay 279,782 280,941 1,159 Doctor What 256,502 257,670 1,168 rickharris 235,150 236,019 869 Ninzerbean 222,567 225,901 3,334 Greasetattoo 205,468 208,106 2,638 dark sponge 206,328 207,044 716 Lithium Rain 200,870 202,631 1,761 Technochicken 191,780 193,178 1,398 bongodrummer 190,356 191,055 699 bertus52x11 180,655 182,021 1,366 comodore 178,747 179,402 655 Hiyadudez 177,790 179,033 1,243 Kaelessin 171,142 171,935 793 yokozuna 169,697 170,225 528 uniqueutopia 163,126 165,562 2,436 Lynne Bruning 164,415 165,003 588 janw 163,354 164,848 1,494 Dr.Paj 160,891 161,811 920 thermoelectric 140,717 141,727 1,010 Nelson_Yepez 140,152 141,478 1,326 RavingMadStudios 139,466 140,002 536 The Jamalam 133,925 134,312 387 iminthebathroom 132,111 133,246 1,135 JamesRPatrick 124,524 127,156 2,632 I_am_Canadian 124,445 125,363 918 ynze 122,064 123,567 1,503 jen7714 118,686 119,722 1,036 vishalapar 110,665 119,164 8,499 Goodhart 112,694 113,212 518 DJ Radio 111,580 112,355 775 wizgirl 93,945 95,394 1,449 Killer%7ESafeCracker 85,034 85,931 897 MichelMoermans 82,588 83,231 643 annahowardshaw 76,863 81,001 4,138 Jimmy Proton 76,374 77,725 1,351 mary candy 70,183 71,148 965 mman1506 68,952 69,436 484 dombeef 66,499 68,271 1,772 Shadowman39 66,018 66,392 374 Mr.Sanchez 62,741 65,668 2,927 Re-design 64,339 64,748 409 Biggsy 63,584 64,276 692 agis68 63,874 64,235 361 ajleece 63,699 63,924 225 arthurb 56,494 56,776 282 The Ideanator 56,047 56,511 464 TNEN 55,161 55,420 259 kelseymh 53,143 53,333 190 Sunkicked 52,996 53,297 301 beckervdejazz.com 50,620 50,829 209 EmmettO 49,062 49,408 346 TitanTechRobotics 47,128 47,451 323 KoffeeKommando 45,089 45,629 540 Berkin 48,998 44,474 - knuckel 44,128 44,378 250 TSC 42,127 42,711 584 jwystup 40,230 40,550 320 nickodemus 39,272 39,605 333 lilyfrancis 37,986 38,172 186 Z.Backas 36,591 36,947 356 beanieostrich 35,347 36,523 1,176 MotaBoi 35,599 35,869 270 LargeMouthBass 32,492 33,270 778 cbm104 32,568 32,736 168 lizzyastro 31,648 31,984 336 kcls 31,243 31,611 368 possum888 30,974 31,194 220 patriots8888 30,906 31,183 277 steveastrouk 30,879 31,157 278 Data643 30,246 30,524 278 shadowninja31 30,022 30,227 205 peguiono 29,330 29,435 105 cdawisconsin 28,376 28,913 537 Win Guy 27,667 28,175 508 Rob O 26,874 27,900 1,026 krysteanuh 27,340 27,783 443 ahrshin   27,693 - TabbyDeAnne 25,886 27,047 1,161 plane phanatic 26,388 26,551 163 m6233555m 26,281 26,364 83 Derin 26,060 26,239 179 Tornado96 25,710 26,083 373 CrayfishYAY 25,646 25,780 134 Knex_Gun_Builder 25,053 25,134 81 Mimikry 22,287 22,746 459 tqwerty 22,206 22,568 362 qazwsx755 21,344 21,590 246 Tom Buckey 21,450 21,534 84 lil larry 21,144 21,450 306 splazem 20,449 21,183 734 zack247 19,954 20,385 431 Dr. Pepper 20,158 20,354 196 floris2burn 19,396 19,520 124 zascecs 19,275 19,347 72 Legofanatic 19,081 19,262 181 fdmjh 19,049 19,203 154 aeronut01 18,533 18,733 200 zurichko 17,844 18,393 549 nutsandbolts_64 17,240 17,432 192 uberdum05 16,439 16,538 99 knexsuperbuilderfreak 16,088 16,153 65 mJusticz 15,544 15,673 129 acidbass 14,367 14,496 129 FrozenStar 14,149 14,220 71 Sorunome 13,691 13,893 202 masterochicken 13,002 13,078 76 NachoMahma 11,828 11,850 22 A-Nony-Mus 10,734 10,821 87 knexinventer 10,197 10,534 337 Kryptonite 9,571 9,694 123 iceng 8,952 9,634 682 cherishcherub 8,672 8,747 75 username252 8,476 8,728 252 LoneWolf 8,424 8,498 74 moocowdog 8,161 8,273 112 slithien 7,719 7,818 99 Nutrition Man 7,541 7,643 102 Nostalgic Guy 5,985 6,097 112 RNB 5,863 5,934 71 wareneutron 5,109 5,205 96 tbcross 5,127 5,184 57 jamesdude 5,106 5,132 26 MegaMetal8%28Left Ibles%29 4,887 4,929 42 9400dk   4,519 - Randomguy65 3,790 3,930 140 solarblade90 3,808 3,849 41 Kaptain Kool 3,647 3,762 115 BladeFyre Studios   3,725 - mg0930mg 3,695 3,710 15 happyjo 3,387 3,459 72 Jag56 3,324 3,370 46 Super_Nerd 2,995 3,302 307 nfk11 2,942 3,043 101 cj81499 2,810 2,812 2 AwesomeSwordGuy 2,275 2,325 50 zero.gx 2,235 2,242 7 neuropol 2,108 2,171 63 shadon 2,141 2,167 26 ElvenChild 1,678 1,736 58 TheAwesomestDude 1,202 1,364 162 LivStoleYourPie 1,340 1,357 17 cyanyears 1,338 1,356 18 FastLearner 885 909 24 Jeff Kallaus 750 758 8 Black Panther Knex 702 726 24 Fr-Pa-Co 339 341 2 heratio 193 194 1 %28YOUR N 167 172 5

Topic by Jayefuu 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Instructables?

Ok so whats going on with the El wire contest. Wasn't it supposed to end on august 23th at midnight? Why did instructables change it to august 24th at midnight? When will the winners be announced?

Topic by chaoschao99 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


on August 16 the featured item was a tetrahedron interlocking sculpture of paper. Where can I find the steps for this?

The maker of the video spoke with an accent, possible Swedish. It was made of half squares of colored paper, each folded and made into an edge of a tetrahedron.

Question by reby 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


EMF camp

Anyone else in the UK heading to EMF camp at the end of August ? https://www.emfcamp.org/ Steve

Topic by steveastrouk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Newsletter

I haven't received an newsletter in ages, the last one was this one, on August 14 Who can help me?

Topic by emilyvanleemput 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


We should have a Back to School Challenge!

I think that this would be a great, fun, and relevant contest for the months of August and September.

Topic by jseely23 8 months ago  |  last reply 7 months ago


Ohio Tool Racing Championship - Saturday, August 21st, in Columbus OH

The Columbus Idea Foundry, Central Ohio's own community workshop, DIY educational center and creative space, is hosting the 2nd annual Ohio Tool Racing Championship, Saturday, August 21st, from ~2pm~7pm. Quick link to YouTube video of last year's race, as well as registration and event details: http://www.eepurl.com/PlSz Visit the official site at: http://www.ToolRaces.com and visit our hackerspace at: http://www.ColumbusIdeaFoundry.com Email ToolRaces@ColumbusIdeaFoundry.com for more information about the race, our shop, or our other upcoming events!  Follow us on Twitter @ColumbusiF, or on FaceBook - search for "Columbus Idea Foundry".

Topic by AlexBandar 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


why my instructable not included in this contest.

I posted a instructable (how to make a pumpkin pie) on 01 August 2008. submitted it for contest but it is not listed in the contest. what is the reason.

Topic by shm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


no thumbs day

Friday August 24,2007. i am declaring this no thumbs day! A day in which I will not use my thumbs. Whos with me?!(crickets chirping)

Topic by tomonto 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Enter a contest!

There are currently three (yes, three) contests running on Instructables. Right now each one only has a few instructables entered so get going and try to win a prize.The contest ending soonest is the Instructables, Popular Science, and TreeHugger "Go Green!" contest. The first prize is a hybrid bike and a mention in Popular Science magazine. There are 15 other prizes as well. That one closes on August 19 and that's just over two weeks away!The other two contests as well. The Amazon.com® and Instructables Science Fair contest and the iRobot Create Challenge. Both of these end on August 31. Top prizes for these contests are a $1,500 gift certificate and $5,000 cash.Time goes by pretty fast. I can't believe it's already August, but it happened and these dates will come up sooner than you think.

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Looking for New Zealand-based Instructables authors for conference on August 27 in Wellington

I will be presenting via teleconference at FAB8: The Eighth International Fab Lab Forum and Symposium on Digital Fabrication in Wellington, New Zealand on 2012-08-27.  I'm looking for some local authors to join me, and help speak about Instructables.   If you will be in Wellington and can attend, please let me know!  

Topic by ewilhelm 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


10% off featured Adafruit kits for pro members only! Extended to AUGUST!

UPDATE: 10% off featured Adafruit kits for pro members only! Extended to AUGUST! We (Adafruit industries) are tying an experiment with Instructables. If you're a pro member (you are if you're reading this) we are offering 10% off our 6 kits/projects that are featured here on Instructables. Here are the kits and below, how to get 10% off (just enter INST10 on checkout at adafruit.com) Data logger: https://www.instructables.com/id/Logger-Shield-Datalogging-for-Arduino/ Tweet-a-watt - How to make a twittering power meter... https://www.instructables.com/id/Tweet-a-watt-How-to-make-a-twittering-power-mete/ TV-B-Gone Kit https://www.instructables.com/id/TV-B-Gone-Kit/ Proto Shield https://www.instructables.com/id/Proto-Shield/ XBee adapter https://www.instructables.com/id/XBee-adapter/ Drawdio! https://www.instructables.com/id/Drawdio/ All you need to do is enter the code (INST10) on checkout at Adafruit - this code can be used once per pro member. If this works out well for pro members and for Adafruit we'll do more with more kits! if you have any questions post them up here and/or email support@adafruit.com

Topic by adafruit 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Autodesk Design For Industry

HELLO!  You may have come here from the GE Appliances Home Robotics Challenge, if not, be sure to check it out.  It's easy to enter, just submit a photo or video explaining "What should a home robot do for you?" through the Giddy mobile app (details and download link on the link above). The GE Appliances Home Robotics Challenge runs from August 1 through August 15.  On August 22nd we will launch an expansion of the challenge right here on Instructables.  The topic will remain the same, but we'll ask participants to take it a step further and submit CAD files.  More info, prizes, and judging criteria to be released on 8/22/2017.  We'll post a link when it goes live! Details on the Autodesk Design for Industry series of challenges, a new flavor of the Instructables Design Challenges are also coming soon! 

Topic by design4industry 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Microcontroller Contest

Paragraph 4 of the official rules of the microcontroller contest states that the deadline for entry is August 25, 2014. The front page bullet points states the deadline is November 10, 2014.  These should be consistent.  Which is the correct data?

Topic by waltx 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


20% Discount to BrownDogSolar.com

BrownDogSolar.com is offering a 20% discount to Instructables authors through August 1st. Just enter code "instructablescontest22014" at check out. Feel free to buy some materials and enter the Outdoor Survival Contest!!!!

Topic by Carleyy 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Super-fast kite-surfing

A new kite-board patent was published in August: a hyrofoil board.A curved hydrofoil lifts the whole board out of the water, cuts friction dramatically and gaining massive amounts of speed.Apparently.

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


I'm pretty new at this so how do i instructable? Answered

Even though my account says I joined in august '08 i just customized it today(it's the family account:) ).

Question by unanonymous 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Unknown bayonet

Hi there, I wonder if anyone could help me identify this bayonet please and tell me something about it. It came from Romanian Eastern Carpatians , where fought in August 1944 the germans, hungarians, romanians and russians. Many thanks,

Topic by spiros69 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What's the deadline on the microcontroller contest? Official Rules disagree with the other parts.

If you go to https://www.instructables.com/contest/micro2014/, it says "62 days left". However, in section 4 of the official rules, it says the deadline is August 25. What's going on here?

Topic by 4lifenerdfighter 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What time does the contest close?

Hi, I can see that the deadline date for the flashlight contest is tomorrow (8th August) but does this mean that I can post my entry before midnight and it will still be accepted? Regards, thebeardedone

Topic by thebeardedoneUK 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Collage Dorm decor? Answered

My sister is going to collage in August and i want to give her something to remind her of me. She loves music and art. Also animals but I don't really know what to do. I want it to be really special.

Question by eternalwind 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What Should I Do Next? (Contest CLOSED)

This contest is now closed. I have chosen Monesterlego as the winner. (design below.) Thank you all for entering and I will do this again! (Maybe for more prizes!!!) NEW CONTEST HERE!!! (Ends: August 10,2012.)  

Topic by iproberry1 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


There's a shower coming.

From my inbox:The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks on Tuesday, August 12th. The best time to look is during the dark hours before dawn on Tuesday morning when forecasters expect 50 to 100 meteors per hour. Get away from city lights if you can; plan a camping trip! The darker the sky, the more meteors you will see. The source of the Perseids is Comet Swift-Tuttle, which has littered the August portion of Earth's orbit with space dust. The dusty zone is broad and Earth is already in its outskirts. As a result, even before the peak on August 12th, you may see some "early Perseids" streaking across the night sky. Photos of these early arrivals will be featured in the days ahead on Spaceweather.com as part of our full coverage of the Perseid meteor shower.Being on holiday, I will be spending most of the shower either under city lights or in the wettest (and hence cloudiest) part of Britain, and unable to lay out large tarpaulins to catch rainwater.So, I won't be able to go fishing, or get time out to watch them. I wonder - will you?EDIT: I have, as predicted seen nothing. Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain ...

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Steam Punk tee shirt

I know this is a DIY forum, but I did design this myself... On August 4th, 2012, this t-shirt will be available on goodjoe.com for 24 HOURS ONLY!!! Check it our below. https://www.goodjoe.com/designs/3951-benjaminleebates-it-s-about-me

Topic by benjaminleebates 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Any IE/UK Friends?

Hey everybody! I've ventured outside of Maine and the USA, and I'm currently staying with my grandparents in Falcarragh, Co Donegal, Ireland. Does anyone else live around here? And the second week of August I'll be visiting more family Cambridge and Oxford. Who lives nearby?

Topic by rogers236 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago