Cartoons!

I noticed the absence of cartoons on Instructables, (other than robot) post your cartoons, comics, doodles and art here! Attached are two of mine, simplified and vectorised using inkscape. Edit: Unvectorised image of pants added. Two new cartoons added, Arabian and Howdy Pardner KSM

Posted by kiwi_soccer_maniac 10 years ago


Caution, Politics.

Courtesy of Nearing ZeroRandom link

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


This is me - where are you?

I was browsing XKCD and I found ... me!This is so spooky - it's like the guy was looking through my blinds.Is there a cartoon that sums you up?

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Cartoon Strip

Could someone make a cartoon strip for this story, I am lousy at drawing and I am looking for something Norman Rockwell esk. I would gladly give a years pro membership for a cartoon strip depicting this story.  http://www.writers-network.com/index.cgi?m=1&view;=254164

Posted by Josehf Murchison 2 years ago


Scariest Cartoon Character?

What cartoon character do you consider the scariest? creepiest? things concerning that. yeup. mine is the character Him from the Power puff girls.

Posted by CLASSIFIEDINFORMATION 9 years ago


Freestyle demented cartoon drawings!!! Who can resist. (post your pics)

Everybody loves a demented freestyle cartoon picture so why not show off yours(or some of your favorites if you suck at drawing)?

Posted by rockgod57 7 years ago


Arduino/Lilypad to play sound effects?

Hi there. I am looking to turn myself into a living cartoon. What the hell am I talking about you say? I want to use various accelerometers, bend sensors, and the like to detect certain movements/actions and play a certain accompanying cartoon sound effects (think Johnny Bravos whip noises when he poses. etc.) How would I go about using either lilypad or a regular ol arduino unit to control sounds? I would obviously need mp3/wav capability. 

Posted by ThorsMitersaw 7 years ago


Another Star Wars?!

When I entered the lobby of our movie theater after watching the funny (yet disgusting at times) Zohan movie, I caught a glimpse of this trailer. At first, I thought it was a cartoony parody of starwars (perhaps a joke in that Panda movie, all I saw was Yoda). This could not be serious, the animation looked like something straight out of the Incredibles. After some investigation I discovered it was totally cereal. It is a trailer for a 90 minute long preview of a cartoon network series. Who would pay to go to the movies to watch a 90 minute preview?! This is the description of the youtube video:The 90-minute premiere episode of the CGI animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will have a limited release in U.S. cinemas starting August 15th.Not only will this be the first 3-D animated movie for the highly-successful saga, but this will also be the first Star Wars movie not released through Twentieth Century Fox. Fox released all six Star Wars movies, plus the original microseries The Clone Wars on home video.But Warner Bros. and Turner Broadcasting will release Star Wars: The Clone Wars this time. The principle reason is that Turner's and W.B.'s subsidiary, The Cartoon Network, managed to snag the rights to the series from creator George Lucas.Star Wars: The Clone Wars on The Cartoon NetworkThe new series will premiere this fall on The Cartoon Network, later airing on TNT."I felt there were a lot more Star Wars stories left to tell," said George Lucas in the press release for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. "I was eager to start telling some of them through animation and, at the same time, push the art of animation forward.""Nothing like this has ever been produced for television," said Stuart Snyder, President/COO Turner Animation,Young Adults & Kids Media. "For 30 years, Star Wars has shown that it appeals to a huge breadth of fans. Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network will be appointment television for everyone in the family. We're thrilled to be working with Lucasfilm again and very excited to be playing a role in bringing this remarkable adventure to viewers."The Star Wars we all know and love has been reduced to a cheap cartoon, made with the sole purpose of trying to squeeze as much money out of the name as possible. Star Wars looks like a cheap joke now, it's just sad, really.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago


A logo (mascot?) for all the grammar police out there!

I ran across this on the "I Can Haz Cheezburger" Web site.   It looks sort of like something Caitlinsdad might draw, but surely we'd have seen it here first!  I especially like the notations on the ordnance :-)

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago


BATFINK

NOT Ratfink, but Batfink. Has anybody ever seen this show? You know, with Batfink's super sonic sonar radar, his wings of steel that cannot be harmed, evil genius Hugo-a-go-go, his sidekick Karate, the Battillac that looks like a VW-bug and always makes Batfink glad that it has a thermo-nuclear plutonium insulated something, the announcer that always stops right before something horrible will happen to Batfink and asks us what will happen, and the chief. I used to watch it on Boomerang, but they stopped airing it. It's a funny and cool show, made by Hal Seeger.

Posted by CLASSIFIEDINFORMATION 10 years ago


Man Vs. Cartoon !

Did anyone catch this episode of Man Vs. Cartoon, on Tru TV ? Watch as a team of the country's brightest minds takes on the devices and techniques used by Wile E. Coyote in his vain attempts to snare his arch-enemy the Road Runner. See if expertise, years of training and the best equipment that money can buy will be enough to actually make Coyote's flawed Acme Company machines work.let's make some of the Wile E.'s stuff WORK !AND some character Bio'sSome of the future TESTS

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Wildebeest

I may have selected a username that not only represents me as a poor speller, but also someone who is unfamiliar with the relative intelligence of the gnu. It's certainly no raven, magpie, or blackbird. (Though cartoons have taught me that laboratory mice and platypi are unusually bright as well.) Warning: this video contains graphic cuteness and an unsurprising ending.

Posted by wilgubeast 6 years ago


Beavis And Butt-Head Life-Like Sculptures

I had to share this.... See close up images HERE at MTV.

Posted by canucksgirl 6 years ago


I haven't been here for a while

Yes, I haven't been here for quite a while. I've been working on my site and making cartoons and music.Since I haven't been here for a while I'll link you to my cartoons and music.Hosted on Newgrounds.com for now while my site is under construction.Newgrounds profile:http://dragonblue80.newgrounds.com/Cartoons:http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/484572http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/485622Music:http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/217616http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/217641http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/218106I'm also looking into making a DeviantArt profile.

Posted by Radioactv Biohazard 9 years ago


Need Help: Making a Portable Light Tablet (Lightbox)

Hi.I'm interested in making a LIghtbox, since I've taken up drawing once more.Thing is, I mostly only draw in school, I never draw at home, since everything else seems more fun.SO, I was thinking, why not try to make a portable lightbox. Thing is, as you know, I am MAKEingly challenged. SO, any ideas on how to make a portable, slim, durable, and effective Lightbox, that could fit in a backpack.If anyone has a good idea, perhaps we could collaborate and make an Ible?First thought: LEDs wouldn't be bright enough......I'd need a few of em......maybe those big ones?

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Make US websites think your in the US?

I have a problem, im in South Korea but i would like to watch King of the Hill on Fox.com. Fox says i cant because im not located in the US. Other cartoon sites say the same thing. Is there a way i can change my computer settings so i can watch my favorite American Cartoons?

Posted by thematthatter 10 years ago


Postcard design - opinions needed

Inspire-me, people!I'm supposed to be designing a postcard to be sent to pupils who have done good work in science lessons, but I've hit a creative block.I'd like to use an XKCD-style cartoon, but copyright is an issue, since this is an official school publication.Update: WooHoo! The guys from XKCD gave permission to use the cartoon (thanks, XKCD)!

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Random chatting about the show.

I would like to know why the mushroom wars happened and who was the battle between?

Posted by Aralooloo 6 years ago


What do the symbols on the head of Japanese cartoon animation mean?

While watching some Japanese cartoons on TV, I always noticed that some symbols appear on the head of the characters. Sometimes a sweat drop appears when they are aggravated or embarrassed. Sometimes I have seen what looks like crosses, periods and other symbols and shapes. Since I am not familiar with Japanese culture, can someone explain me what these symbols mean? Thank you.

Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago


Macromedia Flash 8 Eye Blinking

I have Flash 8 and was wondering how you make a cartoon character(that i drew) blink there eyes continuously. I don't mean just wink at you or something and be done but forever. Thanks.

Posted by JellyWoo 9 years ago


Log Skateboard

This log skateboard sculpture by Oliver Schulze reminds me of this cartoon by Jeremy Fish. Nice and ridiculous.Come to think of it. We have some spare mountain board trucks in the office. Anyone have any suggestions of what to put them on? Link viaNeatoramaBonus:

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Look out, Switzerland!

Tomorrow*, the Kite family are going to the land of cuckoo clocks, cartoon cheese and particle accelerators. We're visiting friends in Geneva, but if you're out there and the environs, and see a chap in a leather fedora and Robot shirt, or wearing a Robot lapel badge, stop and say hello. I'll give you stickers. (*Wednesday 6th - Wednesday 13th)

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago


A Must See For EVERYONE (That includes you Lemonie, especially)

There is a cartoon that I finally decided everyone needs to see, and while you're at it, watch the rest of them. Us hardcore blockhead "fans" have been waiting for Ep. #10 to come out and it finally did a couple days ago. Here it is: Blockhead Episode #10A truly insane blockhead, enjoy!.

Posted by Punkguyta 11 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

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Snow Globes

This is a fun winter craft project and/or holiday present! Make a Snow GlobeEveryone loves snow globes, except perhaps those with hearts that are two sizes too small. It's easy to make your own, featuring an object that means something to you or to the globe's delighted recipient. You can choose something traditional, such as a little plastic Santa, or something unexpected — maybe a golf tee or a figurine of a licensed cartoon character. Pink flamingoes are always appropriate.Read more: http://tinyurl.com/6x56f3

Posted by DinaC 9 years ago


Mice or mouses?

I was going to go off topic on an I'ble, but thought the question would be better asked in the forums. I have always wondered if the plural of mouse (as in the one connected to your PC) is the same as the plural of mouse as in the rodent (or favourite cartoon character). I think that the PC mouse is named after the rodent because of the physical similarity, but does that mean that they are the same? Plural of mouse (rodent), is mice. Plural of mouse (PC), mice or mouses? What are your thoughts? N.B. I have been drinking.

Posted by caarntedd 7 years ago


Is this a copy right problem? Using google images.

Instructables seems strict about authors using their own images.  If I want to use a cartoon figure of Garfield, for example, embedded into other art work I'm doing, would that be allowed?  The Garfield image would just be something I would google image, but it won't be standing alone - it would be incorporated into some other diagrams I'm making. Just wondering if that's allowed or if I should just stay away from it totally.

Posted by electronichamsters 3 years ago


New Kids Webseries!

MISS PERSONA AND THE MARVELOUS MELODIES is an independently produced children’s webseries that focusses on educating by entertaining with a special focus on exposure to different styles of music. The series follows Miss Persona and her puppet counterpart George as they encounter everyday lessons like how to eat healthy or treating those different from you with respect. The show is presented in a “live action cartoon” style  inspired by shows like Looney Tunes, Sesame Street, and Mr Dressup. Please watch, share, review!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKS4Z8yzYg8

Posted by misspersona 6 years ago


Simpsons Map

The Simpsons are awesomely hilarious. I remember when my parents thought it was too vulgar for my child mind to handle. And now it's a very tasteful and often smart cartoon. Some dude took the time to collect all the different locations from every episode and created this completely insane map.I guess if you ever plan to visit The Simpsons you'll know how to get around.Oh, if you want to brush up on your episodes, here's where you can watch them online for free, legally:The Simpsons Episodes.

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago


Make your own slot machine - advice from a real Maker

I was looking for something else, and found this site by local (he lives about twenty minutes from me) Maker Extraordinaire, Tim Hunkin. He has a main site, as well: http://www.timhunkin.com/ .Tim is best know in the UK for an old TV series "The Secret Life of..." (In which I once saw him record his own voice on stickytape), a similarly-themed exhibition he did in the Science Museum in London, and for his newspaper cartoons called The Rudiments of Wisdom.

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago


My One Year Ibles 'Versary Today

How time flies. It's been a year since I have terrorized this joint with bad puns, sarcastic cartoons, created ibles of giant stuff, stepped on someone's toes, made acquaintances with great people, etc., etc. and I have so much more to do. Winning Getting free stuff along the way is not bad either.No point to this topic but I encourage you all to use your imagination and make something cool. Be sure to post or share. Thanks to everybody for the fun ride.Brooklyn, New York chapter, not really, they thought I was too smart tough...

Posted by caitlinsdad 9 years ago


Do you have any method for interactive bedtime stories?

I have a question, do any of you have any method for interactive bedtime stories? When I come home from work, and it's  late, Molly's already slowly getting ready to sleep. I read her stories, we watch cartoons together, but it probably is not the best way to spend time the evening together. I don't want to play with my kid in activities that envolve motion, because I know that even after 15 minutes, Molly will awaken and will never go to sleep.

Posted by Fewolow 3 years ago


I'm sick

Does anyone have "good" excuses for sick-leave? Not for myself, but someone else in the building (or not as it happens to be, but she might be back in for a day this month...) So far I've got: Rabies Malaria Rickets Scurvy The Black Death Pendular-Plumbitis Lumber-Lung Plumber's crack Juggler's despair Achy-breaky-pelvis Post-traumatic alien-abduction disorder Electromagnetic hypersensitivity disorder Arbeit-macht-krank disorder Jogger's nipple Xbox-thumbs Lotto Letdown Bluntman-chronic fatigue syndrome prostate cancer necrotising fasciitis Death Millennium super-bug Happy Virus (The cartoon published in the free-paper amused me, and that's the only reason it's here)

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


It's over 900000...

Well, my viewcount meter just kicked over 900,000.  Not bad for sticking around a couple of years and making cartoons downfall vids  poking fun at Kiteman ibles to pass the time. One of these days I'll make it into the millionaires club. Winning contests ain't bad. Racking up a wardrobe of Robot t-shirts ain't bad. Getting featured ain't bad. Racking up a ton of free pro memberships ain't bad. Trolling spammers ain't bad.  Yup, not bad at all. Anyone else reaching a milestone or getting close to their goal? (for the interwebs challenged, the topic is a take on the "It's over 9000!" meme, look it up)

Posted by caitlinsdad 5 years ago


Did 16 year old boy do 75kmh (46.6mph) on pedal bike?

Www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/3230442/Mum-disputes-police-claims-son-rode-bike-75kmh The  75kmh ===46.6mph A Palmerston North mother has labelled police claims that her [16 year old] son reached speeds of 75kmh on his bicycle as "bizarre", saying it was impossible for him to go that fast. Summerhill Dr, Palmerston North, Manawatu-wanganui 4410, New Zealand maps.google.com/maps  The image of the jet powered bike, and description thereof is from Popular Science Magazine December 1947. The cartoon is curtsy Kapi-Mana News NZ  Behind the Google street view is a major Y intersection including a overpass

Posted by Lateral Thinker 8 years ago


Turning a simple task chair into an ergonomic chair

Greetings Instructables Community!  I have an issue finding a nice ergonomic chair for my desk at home. I'm currently using a task chair that looks like this mildly crude cartoon (blue chair with fuscia burst). I was thinking of disassembling it, using the back rest and the seat to make an ergonomic chair, much like this one (the kneeler with the chappy gent on it). Or I could save myself some trouble from building the frame from scratch and make a chair like this (the black office chair-esque kneeler). So, any tips? I've been turning it around in my head for months and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I guess I don't want blood clots in my calves. Thanks! - Jules

Posted by mrjoancroft 8 years ago


flash paper!

This idea came from cartoons so bear with me.i have seen some flash powder instructables but not any flash paper ones (or so i think)using tetranites flash powder (https://www.instructables.com/id/Flash-Powder/) and mix with the idea of making paper (http://www.pioneerthinking.com/makingpaper.html) if you substituted "recycled paper" with flash powder could you make a flash paper that would ignite with a poof when lit. my conclusion is that the sponge would absorb the water along with the powder, but adding flash powder after making the paper while its still "wet" in step 9 add a layer of powder and sandwich it. maybe have one end without powder to make a rough fuse.i dont know what do you people think?

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 10 years ago


Really Cool How To Draw Videos!

Hi, I'm Anut and I created some fun How To Draw videos. I currently have over 500+ videos so please come check them out. I'm also interested in seeing videos made by other users on this forum because they are a great way to learn. Here is my YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/anutdraws Also add me on DeviantArt if you got one!: http://anutdraws.deviantart.com

Posted by anutdraws 5 years ago


Adult Swim and Interference Inc - This NOT the work of the GRL

An advertising agency managed to shut Boston down with a guerrilla marketing campaign gone bad. Inspired by the GRL (the people behind LED Throwies), Interference, Inc, whose website appears to be blank right now, created some LED-based graffiti to promote a cartoon. Our friends at the GRL were not impressed, and posted a response here.Like a dog in heat, a producer/reporter from Inside Edition tracked me down earlier today hoping to find, and I quote, "a techie willing to explain these light-bulbs attached to magnets that are all over Boston." I tried to explain that the GRL and LED Throwies had nothing to do with it, but perhaps subtlety is lost when you're hot on the trail of a story. Carl, if you're out there, these are the links you weren't interested in getting from me. The people who actually are behind this posted the video below (which was removed by the original author, but reposted by the GRL). I grabbed it from here.There are lots of very interesting questions around this whole issue: When does art become advertising; how can we as "techies" educate those around us as to what's a bomb and what's art; and who is responsible for actions like these that shut down a city? The artists? The corporation that put them up to it? The government for making itself and the public so paranoid? In any case, join me in watching how this unfolds.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Looking for adjustable accordion arm

I recently had a great idea for a completely useless, yet hilarious project for me to work on, but I am stuck on a single piece.The end result is a joke device that uses one of those accordion, spring loaded boxing gloves controlled over USB (the idea came about in a discussion over the universal wish to punch idiots over TCP/IP). To understand what this is, you'll have to think slapstick comedy and saturday morning cartoons (of the Wile E. Coyote variety). It sort of looks like this but replace the lamb with a boxing glove, and when extended looks like this: XXXXXXXX. Imagine the coyote opening a door that he expects the Road Runner to be behind, and out pops a boxing glove on an accordion arm that hits him in the face, making those little roadrunners circle his head.I suppose I could make one out of some material (metal, plastic, wood?) but I don't have much in the way of fabrication facilities in my new apartment. The best outcome would be if I could get such an arm off of an existing device.Sure other things could work (a piston for example), but the look of this project is very important and an accordion arm is a requirement to that end.Any idea on how to go about building/obtaining such a thing? I can't even figure out what to use as search terms.

Posted by opqdan 11 years ago


Home-X does Mouse Taxidermy

James Powderley's Home-X class had a mouse taxidermy session using my taxidermy Instructables. They made some great mice! Pictures here and here and here. They also learned to knit, solder, and do some chemistry; textbooks include the Cartoon Guides to Chemistry and Physics. Doesn't this sound like awesome fun? Check out the course description:Welcome to the Disruptive Home Economics class at Parsons New School for Design. To the initiated, the class is called Home X. The goal of this class is to expand our ability to make things at home, whether for entertainment, expression or survival. Home X will take us all through the center and to the fringe of what it means to make-it and do-it-yourself. We will start by making or modifying existing DIY and How-to projects and studying the way other makers solve problems and create documentation. Over the course of the semester, we will get hands-on experience researching, designing, documenting and sharing our own DIY projects. We will take a generalist's approach and gain experience with a wide range of mechanical, electrical, computational and chemical processes. We will combine novel tools and materials with common ones and build projects for ourselves as well as tools for others. Along the way, we will also look at the way cultural and historical contexts influence the technologies we make and use, as well as the implications of open source production by the masses. Students will be encouraged to release their work as openly and widely as possible and to experiment with traditional and contagious distribution of their projects.More info hereAs they say in Home-X: D.I.Y till you R.I.P.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


One Piece should come back!

Recently I've been wanting to watch One Piece, since I heard that FUNimation had begun dubbing it. Apparently this had happened about a year ago, but since I had stopped watching it on Cartoon Network, I didn't know till I saw an episode with different voices. It was great! A lot of stuff was cut out in the 4kids dub, and the voices were downright awful. Especially sanji's retarded voiceAnyway, the FUNimation dub is really more loyal to the original, and featured a lot of things 4kids left out, like blood, dialogue, or even entire arcs! They cut out one part about a whale and a lighthouse, which at the time didn't seem like much more than filler, but as it turns out, was the background story for a new friggin crew member! So basically, 4kids had completely ruined continuity. The FUNimation dubs on CN was the best thing that ever happened! Yup! All 15 episodes it ran. CN canceled it for no friggin reason, even though the FUNimation dub was quickly gaining much higher ratings than the 4kids one.The main reason I am angry, is that I can't watch the GOOD version o One Piece on tv, because CN is stupid. And I can't watch it on the internet, because FUNimation is too copyright...y... And the DVDs are quite expensive. I can't watch 4kids version now, knowing all the stuff that's missing. All the wounds that should be there. All the facts that have been ignored. All the 9 year old voices on 20 year old men. All the serious themes dumbed down for stupid 8 year with their fingers up their noses! (okay, so my finger is in my nose now, but that's not the point!Basically, this is a rant. Anyway, if anyone likes One Piece, please discuss how idiotic and retarted 4kids is, and how you hope they get ****ed in the *** with an iron stick hard from multiple angles for making a great series just udder ****!

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Teacher Throwdown: Make Something This Summer

No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks. It’s June. The school year is done. Grades are in, students are out, and it’s time for two and a half glorious months of mai tais and piña coladas and not telling anyone to "Knock it off with the electric pencil sharpener, or, God help you Emilio, you’ll be doing it by hand for the rest of the year.” Relax. When I was teaching, I managed to relax for all of ten days. Then it was a couple of months of analyzing my practice, scheming about ways to bolster reading scores with Mad Libs, creating a DIY version of the Yacker Tracker* with an Arduino (still in the works, two years removed from the classroom), and kind of missing all the shenanigans of 150 thirteen year-old kids in Oakland. Summer is a great time to dig into project-based learning. It’s free time to get better at something that takes extra time. Building a project during the school year when you’re unsure of how it’ll work with your kids is for the brave or foolhardy. Or shop teachers. Making that project fit within your curriculum? Your budget? Your principal’s vision of studious children poring over a district-approved textbook? That’s insane. So I issue this challenge to the educators out there on Instructables: pick a project, make it over the summer, then work it into a unit or lesson plan. Build it now so you can use it later. Because design challenges are somewhat more challenging when confronted by a classroom of 35 kids coming in after lunch on a hot day in August. Use your summer. Adapt an existing project (like one of these, perhaps) or create something new just for your class. Channel your inner Phineas/Ferb** and put the 104 days of summer vacation to good use. In between piña coladas. Send me a PM with what you’re building, or talk about it in the comments. *The Yacker Tracker is a sound-controlled traffic light that changes based upon the decibel level in the classroom. It's a prize in the Education Contest that runs until Monday, June 4th. **This is a Disney cartoon about two stepbrothers who build something every day over the summer. I highly recommend it.

Posted by wilgubeast 6 years ago


My profile picture is lame. Help me be less lame, win 5 years pro membership!

I’m looking for an avatar/logo/awesome little chunk of artwork to represent me on Instructables and other places such as YouTube and my blog. I’m not very good with the whole art/drawing/creative logo thing so I need your help in making a recognizable symbol that I can love and cherish for years to come. I’ve seen some great stuff produced by Instructables members so I’m hoping you guys can work your magic on my avatar/logo/awesome little chunk of artwork. Some criteria: -I should be able to “remix” it easily by being able to switch out what it’s holding, changing the colors, add different headgear to it, etc. -I would like a simple, cartoon style logo. Though your intricate details and shading skills may be amazing, they sadly don’t have a place in my avatar/logo/awesome little chunk of artwork. -I would prefer if it didn’t have any words. -All work needs to be your own. I have the same Google as you and don't need you pulling stuff from there for me.  Some other members who have great examples of this are Kiteman (of course), monsterlego, and even the Instructables Robot himself (check out the Food, Outside, and Technology categories) Ideas Right now I’m thinking an octopus could be a cool thing because it has a lot of tentacles and it could represent the diverse projects I like to do but I’m open to any designs. You can check out my profile and Instructables that I’ve posted to come up with your own idea but I don’t necessarily want a logo that represents only LEGO or origami unless if it has a lot of potential for general use. I’m Here to Help If you have an idea but want to run it by me before taking the time to make it, just leave a comment and I’ll let you know what I think. Also, if you post a design I’ll leave a comment and let you know if there’s anything you can do to improve it and/or what I especially like about it. Any other questions that weren’t answered here are completely welcome as well. Conditions If your design is selected as the winner, you will receive a quantity of five (5) 1 Year Pro Memberships to Instructables. I will need a file of the design before the prize is awarded. The design will become my property, I will have all rights to it, and I will be able to use it in any way that I like, including altering it. Pretty much you will have bragging rights and 5 years worth of membership but the design will be mine.

Posted by sherrycayheyhey 6 years ago


Need Party Ideas...

As many of you might remember, on 1/31/07 a terrorist group, in a coordinated attack against the people of this great nation, attached devices that contained circuitboards, flashing lights, and batteries to buildings and bridges in 12 major cities across the US. In 11 of these cities, the devices were largely ignored and people went on about their business as usual. But in Boston, someone decided that a circuit board with some lights in the shape of a cartoon character must be a bomb. The city was quickly shut down as they closed the subway, bus system, and several bridges and building were evacuated. The city was in a state of panic! Was this another 9/11? Were these sinister devices really dirty bombs meant to kill innocent civilians? By the end of the day, Boston had spent over $1,000,000 (yes, i said million) dealing with the devices. Who could have launched such an attack on American soil- Al Quada? the Taliban? North Korea? nope... Turner Broadcasting Group. They paid 2 artists $300 each to make what ammounted to a childrens toy known as a Light Bright to be used as guerilla marketing for the upcoming Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie. Rather than admit that they overreacted, the city of Boston sued TBC for $1 million in restitution and another $1 million in good faith money. The two artists who only did what they were paid by TBC to do, were forced to do a combined 140 hours of community service. I'm having an Aqua Teen Hunger Force marathon on the evening of 1/31/08 as a memorial to the freedom that we as a nation have given up in the 2000's. Americans as a whole have a hard time understanding that the terrorist do not intend to kill each and every one of us with bombs and plane hijackings. They seek to control us through fear. The city of Boston was so afraid that they completely shut down the city because of a lightbright hung on an overpass! Sad as it is, the events of 1/31/07 are an indication that the "war on terror" is a losing one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kdP8WBB4lI I said all that to say this: I'm looking for some ideas for my ATHF marathon party. I'm working on a lighted 'mooninite' for the front yard, and I know I want to incorperate the governments 'terror scale' (you know the color thing) somehow. I am also asking each guest to bring one harmless-yet-contraband item that I can confiscate at the front door much like the airport security. If you have any idea for other tasteless things for the party lets hear them. The less P.C., the better!

Posted by Handsome-Ryan 10 years ago


My profile picture is lame. Help me be less lame, win 5 years pro membership!

I’m looking for an avatar/logo/awesome little chunk of artwork to represent me on Instructables and other places such as YouTube and my blog. I’m not very good with the whole art/drawing/creative logo thing so I need your help in making a recognizable symbol that I can love and cherish for years to come. I’ve seen some great stuff produced by Instructables members so I’m hoping you guys can work your magic on my avatar/logo/awesome little chunk of artwork. I'm giving you until August 17, 2012 to submit your designs and the one that I chose as my favorite will win the pro membership. Some criteria: -I should be able to “remix” it easily by being able to switch out what it’s holding, changing the colors, add different headgear to it, etc. -I would like a simple, cartoon style logo. Though your intricate details and shading skills may be amazing, they sadly don’t have a place in my avatar/logo/awesome little chunk of artwork. -I would prefer if it didn’t have any words. Some other members who have great examples of this are Kiteman (of course), monsterlego, and even the Instructables Robot himself (check out the Food, Outside, and Technology categories) Ideas Right now I’m thinking an octopus could be a cool thing because it has a lot of tentacles and it could represent the diverse projects I like to do but I’m open to any designs. You can check out my profile and Instructables that I’ve posted to come up with your own idea but I don’t necessarily want a logo that represents only LEGO or origami unless if it has a lot of potential for general use. I’m Here to Help If you have an idea but want to run it by me before taking the time to make it, just leave a comment and I’ll let you know what I think. Also, if you post a design I’ll leave a comment and let you know if there’s anything you can do to improve it and/or what I especially like about it. Any other questions that weren’t answered here are completely welcome as well. Conditions If your design is selected as the winner, you will receive a quantity of five (5) 1 Year Pro Memberships to Instructables. I will need a file of the design before the prize is awarded. The design will become my property, I will have all rights to it, and I will be able to use it in any way that I like, including altering it. Pretty much you will have bragging rights and 5 years worth of membership but the design will be mine. The deadline to enter is August 17, 2012. 

Posted by sherrycayheyhey 6 years ago


Total Views Count - Update

Tomorrow will be the first time I've posted stats from my Total Views Count script since January. I had some problems with the script breaking and losing the data, then was very busy throughout February/March since I was at Instructables HQ as an Artist in Residence, then when I got home to the UK I didn't have the motivation to fix it. Well, I've now started work on it again and last Friday I ran it for the first time since January. Tomorrow I'll be running it again and will have a gain value for each group member to share with everyone. It's still not completely finished, below is a description of how it worked before, how I've changed it and what I'm going to change further. Skip to the last bit if you want to read what the group's going to change into. Where it was: I used to run the group once per week by opening a Perl script on my desktop computer. The script automatically visited each of your profiles and added the total views count to a new column in a spreadsheet. Instructables updated some code, my script got confused, didn't update the spreadsheet properly and so all the data went screwy. I had to then post a forum topic and hand out patches, it took a long time. Where it is now: I've rewritten the Perl script, it now saves the data to a MySQL database instead of a spreadsheet. It also gathers far more data: total views, number of instructables, comments total, best answers total, number of forum topics, number of subscribers. I have a web page that looks up the total views from that database and displays a list I can copy to a forum topic. I still have to run it manually like before but it's much less hassle. Where it's going: I have spent a few hours working on learning to get Perl scripts working on my personal website. I can now automatically run them once per day, which I didn't know how to do. I now need to: 1) Check that the total views script will run daily 2) Write functionality to patch automatically 3) Design more patches! Once I have total views patches sending automatically I would like to award people for the following:   Total Views: 10k, 25k, 50k, 100k, 250k, 500k, 1m Subscribers: 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 Answers: 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 Best Answers: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 Instructables: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200 Comments: 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 Subscriptions: The newest site update now lets me see how many people YOU'VE subscribed to. The more you subscribe to. You'll earn patches for more subscriptions. If you're arty and want to help out with this bit, please volunteer, it'll save me some time and they'll look prettier. The cartoons Caitlinsdad did for the total views patches were fantastic, but last time I asked he was too busy to design more. 4) Implement automatic sending out of all of the types of patches 5) Change the name of the group to reflect that it no longer really is just to show a list of total views. That's been surpassed when HQ added the baseball cards to profiles. Got a suggestion? Once done, the weekly forum topic that I post will become a pretty list of who's been awarded what patches. Let me know in the comments if you've got feature ideas you'd like to see implemented or want to help out. This group's been going 2 years now! Thanks! James

Posted by Jayefuu 6 years ago


Future Projects

Well, I am bored, so I thought I would give an outline of my planned projects I have planned so far. They are in the order I plan upon doing them, and I am going to attempt to give a rough estimate of how long it will take me.  First up there is a dragon. It leans towards the European side, if a little flatter than what is considered "normal". I have most of him complete, and he should be completed by next Monday. (He is completed and you can find him here I can't say anything about this project at the moment, as it is a gift for another instructables member. The project itself will take two or three weeks and be posted at the beginning of June. (This project is done, but can not be posted yet) Next I have a triforce from the Legend of Zelda franchise planned. It will be three dimensial, and I hope to make it able to stand up on its own. It will take a week, maybe two. (Completed and can be found here) Most likely to be the last project started in May, I want to make a jumping mouse from the movie Coraline. The key word there is want. I may not be able to follow through on it. It all depends if I can find a way to do all of the small pieces well, and if I can find a yarn color that I like. These are all projects that I want to do, but do not have a date or an order to do them in. The last project could be placed down here, but I know I will spend at least a day figuring out if I can do it or not at the end of May.  Finishing up a simple, but tedious project I have started a good while ago. I may just take it with me when I go places and work it when I am going places. I don't know. It needs to get done though. The project, by the way, is crocheting with thread around a headphone cord. Very tedious. In case you missed it, I have a thing for dragons, and I also want an oriental dragon. So that will happen at some point. For yet another dragon, I have a little one that I cartoon sometimes that I would like to make a version of. I m not sure if I really want to make, but at the same time I do. I also want another hat. I have several hats already, but there is a really cute one I saw that I want to make.  I want to make another pokemon. Maybe a Skrelp or a Dralage or perhaps a life size Joltik. One other note is, I am a student and final exams are approaching rapidly. It is entirely and likely possible that the projects will be delayed slightly due to extra study time. June Update: The next project is going to be a Skrelp from the Pokemon franchise. It has not been started but it is slotted to. I have recently purchased a jig, so I will be playing with it a lot. I may just be copying other's designs, but a few of my own my slip through as well. I have tentative plans to recreate Kyube from Madoka Magica. I have several papercraft projects spinning around in my head. Mostly drawing out templates to recreate some of my favorite characters. I am unsure if I will post them on instructables, as I am unsure as how I would manage it. If any one has any suggestions, I would love to here them. I have an instructable planned on how to do negative word art, and one working with zentangles as well. It will be a while before either happens, as I want more practice first.

Posted by Little Dragon and Company 4 years ago


Game Design Team looking for help "Guardian"

Unity 3D: Game Engine Currently Seeking: Programmers, Animators, GUI Art, Concept Artist, 3D Modelers, Writers, Composers, and People with great ideas. All work Copyright © 2012 by Boundless Game Studios Written by Casey Williams Version # 1.00 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Overall Game Information: “Guardian” is a third person view and first person view adventure game that will allow the player to play as a hero on a quest to find the truth of the evils in his land . But, with the help of his guardian that watches over him from above. The guardian will fuse into your weapon and guide you through the hero’s world and conquer evil. On the way you will discover special fragments of fallen stars in all different sorts of ways that can alter your blade, skills, and powers. Our game will run on Mac and PC computers. The game will be free to play. Plot: A Valenian boy named Swen meets his Guardian (Bounda) that will need his help to find a fallen Guardian who has gone corrupt and has fused with his own partner from Valenia to destroy both Swen’s and Bounda’s worlds. So, the myth of the Crescents are true to Swen’s people. They believe that everyone has someone watching over them from the moon. Guardians or Crescents are not supposed to leave their world and travel down to Valenia or fuse body/soul/ and mind with their partner. Features: The game will feature live action battles, treasure hunting, altering Swen’s main weapon with rare fragments of fallen Stars, renaming weapons, voice overs for characters, currency system, text on screen system, choice of being good or bad, orchestral music, books with short stories and valuable information, some magic, and more ideas to come.. Genre: The game is an action adventure fantasy game with cartoon style art. Target Audience: The game is for anyone of any age. No bad language or gore. A little violence. Views: Guardian will be in third person view and in first person as well. Game Scope: There will be at least 5-6 towns or more to explore. The world terrain will be separate from the town. Different zones will load the player to new terrain scene or towns. etc.. There will be 6-10 N.P.C.S each at least in a town that will have some purpose in the game. Filler N.P.C. will be added to. There will be a lot of different weapons like Swords, axes, bows, and a few unique ones. Timeline: This project has no set date to be finished at any certain time at the moment. Common And FAQ: What is Guardian about? “Guardian” is a computer game being developed by Boundless Game Studios © that has an adventure/fantasy genre with a toon style. It features a character name Swen who’s name can be changed by the player at the beginning of the game. Swen will have to embark on a great journey with some help from his guardian Bounda. A fallen guardian from the sky has fused with the person he/she sworn to protect. Now chaos has been let out in Swen’s world. Tell me about the setting and the feel of the game? The setting takes place in a vibrant and colorful world known as Valenia. Also, a few glimpses of Bounda’s unknown world Anaira. “Guardian” will give the player a feeling of adventure, curiosity, and a rush in battle. The game art will be beautiful. How is the combat in the game? The fighting in the game will have preset combinations like swinging your weapon left, right, vertical, down. If you press the attack button once there is only one attack action. Press multiple times and this will give you more attacks with Swen’s sword. There will be more special sword attacks. You will also be able to have 3 items/weapons equipped at a time. This does not include your sword but does for shields. So be careful what you equip. Player can target enemies. Who do I play as? The main character is Swen and you control his role in the game. Which is the hero. Dialogue? Yes the game will have scrolling text and possibly voice dialogue. The player will be able to pick 1-3 choices to reply back with. Does Swen talk? Not literally but he does through the choices you make. He does have sound effects though. How are the camera controls? The game includes a button that will give u a fast switch between camera views. Ex. 3rd person view to first person view. Camera view will adjust to enemies that are targeted. Use the mouse to use the rotating view or simply don’t press any buttons for a minute to auto switch to rotating view. What are the main features in the game? You know the cool stuff? The team would really like to focus on the gameplay, story, and all the cool places, items, or weapons to discovered. The main sword can be altered many times (shapes of blades) which will give that certain sword an effect like extra damage, fire, ice, more magic, and more. How about getting to name your sword? Tired of using your sword and want to shoot something with a bow? maybe a blow gun? Well switch to first person and fire away! Selling treasure. Reading books to find short stories or VALUABLE information. Don’t forget the easter eggs.. There will be more features listed in the future.This game will be free for everyone. Doesn't matter if your new or a veteran. You can come and go on the project. It will be fun to have a lot of people helping out. I am aware that people like seeing progress before they are willing to lend out a helping hand.I will make sure everything goes smoothly as possible. My team mates and I talk on Skype everyday. I feel its important to get to know everyone as well and working with them. I don't want this to be work. Lets have fun. Please do not post negative comments. I'm looking for people interested and not downers. Skewl made the 3d model of the blue bird. Skype: CaseySWilliams52 email : BoundlessgameStudios@gmail.com or kcwilliams52@hotmail.com Website: http://www.boundlessgamestudios.com/ Come by the site, register and tell us what you would like in the game, also see videos, pictures, talk about the game, or ask to be on Team Boundless. Thanks for reading. -Casey

Posted by BoundlessStudios 6 years ago


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