Sackboy!!!!

Hello! I think that the sack boy doll will win! please look at it! it was made by a ten year old!

Posted by carsoncool 9 years ago


String Voodoo dolls

Hi! Do you know how to make these cute little voodoo dolls? Can you share it with me? Thanks a million

Posted by polomeque 10 years ago


YOKO ! Are you now famous?

Is this a plushie doll made in the likeness of one of your relatives ?    :-) Yoko Plushie Doll

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


Plasma Dunnys

Kid Robot's Dunny doll gets electrified when Dustin Cantrell puts plasma globes in 'em. The rest of the design is suitably space-y and the platforms complete the effect really well. It's a simple mod (like I'm one to complain about that), but it's pulled off well. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Doll Crafting

I'm the founder of the Lammily line of dolls which promote realistic beauty standards. I'm looking for a creative person who can make doll crafting videos like in the example below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdVSXVtDoaA If you're crafty, creative, and think you can make videos like this, please let me know! My email is nickolaylamm@gmail.com. The videos can be very wild, such as "How to Make a Doll Moon Landing".

Posted by NickolayL 3 years ago


I Saw KITEMAN last week.....

During my vacation last week, the wife and I were out at a local restaurant that had a little "tourist trap shop" in it, and we stopped in to look around. Man was I surprised to see that Kiteman had been modeling for a stuffed doll they were selling. As soon as I saw it, I just knew I had to "get a picture of it" (it was nearly $50, so buying it was out of the question). I only had my phone with me, so no High def pictures, but I was able to capture him, one half at a time, in two photos I have attached. . . For those NOT familiar with Kiteman, I have linked to a Guide To Kiteman.

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


Barbie Tit Necklace

Ha, got yer attention with that subject didn't I?But it's true. Check out Margeaux Lange's site for more pictures. These are strangely gorgeous...Clearly she's got the jewelry-making skills to do a top-notch job but I think someone with as much imagination but less metalworking skill could do a reasonable imitation.

Posted by rachel 10 years ago


dancing paper dolls with magnets

When in Europe, I saw a street vender that stood near his little boom box and had 2 dancing paper dolls next to it. I bought the paper dolls and now need to figure out what he did to his speakers or magnets in his speaker to create this illusion of dancing dolls that can dance next to a boom box. The dolls had magnets on the backs of them, so it had something to do with a magnet inside his boombox. Can you help? Thank you.

Posted by tedvanilla 10 years ago


Mimiga Doll?

Hey, I am addicted to the game Cave Story and I would really like a stuffed version of one of the characters. I suck at sewing, and any help on how I should do this would be awesome. Thanks!

Posted by crazyJ113 5 years ago


Existing Crocheted Instructables

I know there are so many cool instructables already out there about crocheted things. Anybody want to share any for inspiration for the contest? I love my muppets: https://www.instructables.com/id/A_Crocheted_Tribute_to_Dr_Teeth_and_the_Electric_/ They're actually on display at the American Textile Museum right now. And I did make Animal, I just haven't photographed him yet.

Posted by domestic_engineer 8 years ago


Simple Animatronics help?

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/evildrew81/people%20and%20stuff/saw_doll_tv.gif -Can anyone help me with making an animatronic mouth such as the one in the video? Can I use a RC Car servo? -Can someone also help me with a neck that can turn? Could I just use the back servo of an RC car so that it goes around Clockwise, and in reverse, Counter-Clockwise. -Is there a remote for servos that can controll up to 3-4 servos at once? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by ChaoBreeder 8 years ago


Jewelry - Salvaged Barbie Doll Parts

This is one of the more unique re-purposed jewelry ideas that I have seen.  At first I thought the faces and body parts were photos or maybe paintings.   However, the interesting and comical compositions are created using Barbie parts! The Plastic Body Series designed by Margaux Lange is a jewelry line that combines salvaged Barbie doll parts with sterling silver and pigmented resins. You actually HAVE to check out this link; I am so amused by this!

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago


Making a plush doll

So. I'm attempting to make a Squid plush doll for a friend who's leaving for college. This is the first time I have ever attempted something like this and I was wondering how I would go about sewing the seams. Like, would I sew it inside-out and then flip it right-side-in? And is there some preferred way to sew these? Aside from that, I'm having trouble picking a material. It would be a bit large and I expect it to see a lot of use, so I want to stay away from felt. Also, I wanted to give it some character so I was thinking of making it out of polo shirts, but I have no idea if that would be a good material...Please help.

Posted by Arachnofunk 8 years ago


Recyled rubber dolls paint, dye ?or varnish

I'm at the point of ripping my hair out with this one. Once apon a time I bought used doll and dyed them with RIT dye and got some great colors to use in various projects...(yes, my house is a bit on the creepy side). Lately, the dolls I have been finding, wont take the dye....maybe a new kind of rubber? Anyway, I want dolls that are blue. I painted a few with water based paint and then varnished them...several coats and they look pretty good but some of them flacked off...frustrating. I stripped those and bought some alcohol dyes and added that to varnish and painted them 5 days ago, putting a fan on them...cool color, but the varnish wont dry on the rubber and is now a tacky mess. Any chemistry geeks out there that can figure out a better way to get this "new rubber" to take color ? I am going to use some plastics spray paint as a last resort but I really want them to be durable and not flack or easily scratch...can I varnish over plastics spray paint...will there be another noxious chemical disaster if I spray plastics paint over rubber....help ?

Posted by krex 10 years ago


Amigurumi doll

Http://www.google.com/imgres?q=amigurumi+naruto&um;=1&hl;=en&sa;=N&tbo;=d&biw;=1366&bih;=596&tbm;=isch&tbnid;=OA233Gg8zSorxM:&imgrefurl;=http://craftydork.blogspot.com/2010/08/naruto-uzumaki-amigurumi.html&docid;=SkfbdeXelRzg8M&imgurl;=http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/JennyDork/Custom%252520Amigurumi/DSCN5871.jpg&w;=448&h;=592&ei;=3OutUMeIK4aRhQedmYGICA&zoom;=1&iact;=rc&dur;=161&sig;=112930114174837872069&page;=1&tbnh;=139&tbnw;=100&start;=0&ndsp;=25&ved;=1t:429,r:11,s:0,i:120&tx;=27&ty;=117 Hi Everybody,  I'm new to this forum and I was wondering if I could get some help... It'd be very much appreciated. So Ive just recently taken up amigurumi and Ive done some basic things like poke balls and mario mushrooms, easy enough. However,I want to move on to makng dolls. In particular I want to make a Naruto doll like the one in the link Ive attached. Im finding it difficult to find a pattern for this exact shape of doll though, and also I think I would like to make it smaller anyway.... would anyone be able to give me any advice on this? Actually if anyone knew of any video tutorials on making this shape doll that'd be even better. Also, regarding the colour change in the body, I know how to do a basic colour change where you would have say a row of red and then you change it to white so that the whole next row is white, but if you look at this doll there's a line of black going vertically up his torso and Im not sure how I would go about this type of colour change? It seems complicated? Like I said I would be sooooo grateful for any help anyone could give... I want to make this for someone special :) Thanks guys :)

Posted by radfordr 5 years ago


many many more origami

Well i have many more to come some are dogs head,house,doll,cube cube with spikes and much more

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 10 years ago


jessyratfink interviewed by Jezebel for the Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project

This one is little old, but it's still awesome, and I love it, when Instructables members get at least some of the recognition they deserve. Jezebel has quite a glowing interview with jessyratfink for the fame of her Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project! here at:Our "Barbie Electric Chair" Is A Bust; We Interview The Inventor.I love how the comments filled up with stories of the other ridiculous things people did to their Barbies.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Suggestions for my Instructable?

Does anyone have any suggestions to make a better Instructable out of this?: https://www.instructables.com/id/Doll-Face-Halloween-Photoshop-Tutorial/ Thank you for your constructive criticism! :)

Posted by deliciouslydevious 7 years ago


Blank Nutcracker Figurine?

Just wondering if anybody knows of a place I can find an unpainted wooden nutcracker doll? I want to make a personalized one for a family member for Christmas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by mrrentalshoes 9 years ago


Applying modeling clay to porcelain

Hello, I have some porcelain dolls that I would like to embellish with some modeling clay for some Halloween project I am working on. What is the best type of modeling clay that will adhere to porcelain permanently?

Posted by SharBear613 6 months ago


More Halloween Party Pictures!

Check out Arwen's pictures from the Halloween party!You may notice that we nabbed zieak's ideas for the doll serving dish (we used spinach dip) and a variant on his toddler toddy for our sangria and sherbet punch.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Suggestions for my Instructable?

Hello everyone! I haven't made many Instructables, so I was looking for some advice with this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Doll-Face-Halloween-Photoshop-Tutorial/ Any suggestions to better my next ones, or this current one? Thank you for your constructive criticism! :)

Posted by deliciouslydevious 7 years ago


what do you what me to do next ?

Do you want me to do craft , cooking and pets craft - rainbow loom -making stuff for dolls and things cooking -cakes , cupcakes ,biscuit or anything else sweet -pizza , pasta , or anything else savory pets -treats -toys

Posted by Mixey 101 4 years ago


Toy that plays tune

Hey, guys. Didn't know where to post, so thought this might be as good a place as any... Anyways, I would like to make a doll for a friend's birthday and for it to be one of those that you press something and it plays a tune. Does anybody have an instructable like that? (Searched a bit, didn't know which keywords to use) If not, any ideas, suggestions?  Thanks!

Posted by TashaDax 8 years ago


Fable 2 Dicussion

This is were you can discuss anything about Fable 2 from odd happenings, to how you managed to become rich in one fable day. You can also say your gamertag(if you have one of course) so other members from Instructables can play with you, and other members. Gamertag: ExtraAngry bolt

Posted by Rock Soldier 9 years ago


Last minute Halloween costumes, decorations, food!

Hot Air Balloon Dilbert Costume Cardboard Armor Super Mario Bros. Halloween Cupcakes Octopus Hoodie Easy Zombie Horde Caution Tape Costume Creepy Bubble Cocktails Toilet Paper Costume Charlie Brown Ghost Freezer Paper Skeleton 5-Minute Domo Kun Doll Guts Serving Dish Giant Spiderweb Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


FYIs for the DIYers - Instructables in the Sacramento Bee

Instructables and cuteaznprincesss got a nice write-up in the Sacramento Bee's story FYIs for the DIYers. Deborah Lee was a senior at the University of California, Davis, when she sewed a little monster doll and took photos to show friends how she did it.She was going to use her brother-in-law's online photo album Web site --Mixbook.com -- when he asked whether she'd heard of Instructables.She became hooked.More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Text-O-Possum

Kasey and Vanessa from yourpsychogirlfriend are featured on BoingBoingTV! Watch as Xeni checks out some of the awesome stuff they've been working on: high-concept tutus (my favorite gets filled with hissing cockroaches), giant evil doll puppets, and best of all, the Text-O-Possum.I still owe Kasey a mouse mouse to go with her compubeaver. Clearly it's time to get to work before the mouse is permanently upstaged by next-gen Possum-tech.I definitely plan to keep an eye on these two.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Draw Like Brian Ralph

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

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Motion Activated Laugh Box

I have been searching for a motion activated laugh box. I can find the standard push-the-button laugh boxes. My daughter had a doll with a motion, or it may have been an IR heat, activated talking box. I can find motion activated devices ranging from outside lites to life size mannequins for halloween. But, I have not been able to find a motion activated laugh box. Maybe, someone can post instructions on how to make one. I could build it. Thanks

Posted by AndesHelp 9 years ago


Munny is on sale 2 for 1

The Munny is a fantastic toy for those who like to customize stuff. The 7-inch tall vinyl toy can be painted, reshaped, and modded in many other ways. I'm personally a big fan and turned a couple into a pair of speakers a while back. The dolls have now been on sale for five years and to celebrate Kidrobot is selling them two for the price of one for the month of June. They're also having some contest, but more importantly this is a great time to stock up on a couple of Munnys if you've ever been interested in them.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Your favorite documentary?

I actually have several.Planet Earth is amazing. We're halfway through it right now. The next episode is about Jungles. :D I also watched one called Living Dolls on youtube last month and it was really fascinating. And the one about Prussian Blue - Nazi Pop Twins.Oh, and Outfoxed, it's about Fox News. I love to hate them. :DOne more: Who Killed the Electric Car? Watch it and try not to get angry. I think that might be impossible. Now I'll stop rambling. I want to learn about new ones. :D

Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago


HEAT: A Fire Cabaret

If you haven't heard yet, The Crucible's annual summer homage to fire is moving indoors this year, transforming their industrial arts studios into a searing jazz-age underground speakeasy where fantasy and fire converge with sultry music and machinery.  Some of the best talent in the Bay Area will perform amidst artisans plying their fiery trades, and guests will be invited to explore an industrial speakeasy alight with furnaces, forges and flames.  Time to get started on getting all dolled up for the 1920's -- think flapper dresses, finger waves, tommy guns and bootlegged fire.  More info and tix at: www.thecrucible.org

Posted by plasmajan 8 years ago


My first steps into steampunk

I've just taken my first steps into steampunk with a small display and I thought I'd share some pics. I made all the clothes and there is an LED in the contraption behind the blue window. I was making a pair of Victorian style boots for Sybil, but ran out of time, so she has a pair if Barbie shoes for now (good thing Barbie has ridiculously small feet for her size) The male doll is 5 1/2 inches tall. I'll finish the boots at a later time, but I had to finish the display to a point today as the miniature group I belong to has a display at a local model show this weekend (anyone in Newcastle, Australia - come to the Our Town Model Show :-)

Posted by Twinmum 7 years ago


carsoncool's gift exchange entry PLEASE READ

My skills include- sewing, weaving (potholders) What I'd like to make for someone- Hand woven potholder purse I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone else- (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else:  yes What i like- toys, trinkets, recycling, mostly anything What i don't like- umm.... nothing? I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) food items Type of thing I'd love to receive- wooden doll, recycled items, basically useless but cool items, etc.

Posted by carsoncool 8 years ago


gentle touch activated sound?

I have a little toy that makes noise when you squeeze it that I want to give as a Christmas present, but tiny little hands have trouble doing the squeezing properly, so I want to do a little surgery on it so that the sound activates with just a gentle touch instead.  Such as if you flick it, pet it, pick it up... that sort of thing.  I know when I was little, we had a doll that was supposed to make noises when played with, but it was so sensitive that it would go off from just the blow of our AC.  My problem is, I've no idea what parts I need to do this.  Can anybody help point me in the right direction?  And I only have about a three inches to work in, so it needs to be fairly small. Thanks.

Posted by aliasjanedoe 9 years ago


HELP for using SPDT relay to turn on toy

Hello All, I'm new to physical computing and have a question that's probably very easy and yet I can't figure it out. I have a doll that cries or laughs depending on which connection you make (if you press the left side it cries, right side it laughs). I want to hook it into a bread board and then control when it cries or laughs with arduino. My teacher said I need to do this using a relay (its the big black one, I believe it is a SPDT). He gave me the schematic that I've attached here. From what I know the relay has 8 pins. according to this sketch I need to connect the 2 pins furthest away (nothing near them) to a diode and 5Volts. But- what about those other 6 pins? What do they attach to? Any help would be great! Thanks

Posted by glittersauce 8 years ago


More Alternative Merit Badges.

Scoochmaroo showed us the Nerd Merit Badges a couple of years ago. Now you can award a merit badge to your favourite over-achiever. These twelve badges cost $10 each, or $114 for the set, so I doubt they'll be adorning many sleeves, but they're a great idea, and super inspiration for those who design their own digital patches. Left-to-right, and top-to-bottom, they are... Survival - getting out from behind the 8-ball The Illusionist - for being good with your hands Zen Stones - for living a life in balance The Big Dipper - for dreaming big The Sprout - for growing from adversity The Hypnotist - for superior powers of persuasion Voodoo Doll - for using your powers for good, not evil Dopamine Molecule - for believing in love Serotonin Molecule - for finding happiness Inkblot - for facing your inner demons Optimist - for always believing the glass is half full Heart - for giving a s**t Go, be inspired, be inspiring.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Halloween Party

Want to liven up your Halloween party with some tasty and gross treats? Of course you do! There's nothing better than watching guests hesitating to eat a delicious snack because it looks like it might still be alive. So get right to it and check out these Instructables for some inspiration for your upcoming Halloween event!If you do make something awesome this year be sure to document it and enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Pumpkin Carving Halloween Makeup Halloween Masks Make a Bloody Valentine's Heart by theprojectmaker When the heart is cut open, blood gushes out, revealing anything you hid inside. Bloody good! How to Make Edible Glowing UV Reactive JELLO by hairyconiption Make some Jell-O that glows in blacklight for some edible alien guts. Doll serving dish by zieak This one is so simple and monstrously effective. See who's willing to dip their chip inside a gutted doll. Biohazard Halloween Candy by praguequest Pack up a selection of treats and glowing lights that make it look like you're distributing toxic waste from your porch! Frankenstein Finger Cookies by Sandoz338 Watch in delight as your guests eat up some chopped off fingers. These are complete with fingernails, blood, and even some hair on top. Frog Spawn and Swamp Water Tea by whiteoakart Create a disgusting-looking elixir with some white tapioca and a sweet drink on top. See how many people you can convince that these are eggs or tiny little tadpoles. Finger Food by caitlinsdad Rated PG, pretty gross, may cause you to toss your cookies...If eating a hot dog itself was not bad enough, this is worse. Smoked salmon skull by zieak Smoked salmon stuck onto an anatomical skull makes for a wonderfully creepy fleshy appetizer. Blood Splattered Extra Satanic Deviled Eggs by technoplastique Make those "deviled" eggs a little more evil with some nasty colors and splatters of blood! Edible zombie eyeballs! by impulse94 Zombies want to eat humans, but who says it can't go the other way around? It's time for some payback!

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Human readable URLs, Offbeat, and a few other things

We did an update to Instructables last night and added a few cool improvements. The title of your Instructable is now used as the URL for that Instructable. For example, https://www.instructables.com/id/E7HOISVF5R8QR1I/ is now https://www.instructables.com/id/Barbie-Doll-Electric-Chair-Science-Fair-Project!/ So, when you send someone a link to an Instructable, they'll know what they're getting into. We also introduced our Offbeat category, which is for all Instructables off the beaten track. It's for learning to live on 2 hours of sleep a day, replica Tommy Guns made of K'Nex, and How to Lock Someone to a Tree. When your mom sees your project, if she gives you a look meaning "Now, what did you do that for?", Offbeat is the place for you. Finally, there were a bunch of little bug fixes, small improvements, and the groundwork for even more cool stuff yet to come. Let us know what you think!

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Burning dummies for New Year in La Plata, Argentina.

Https://www.google.com.ar/search?q=mu%C3%B1ecos+la+plata+2013&ie;=utf-8&oe;=utf-8&rls;=org.mozilla:es-AR:official&client;=firefox-a&gws;_rd=cr&ei;=VWnFUt2CA83ksASqzIGIDQ There you can see the dummies made in La Plata, BsAs Argentina big area, during December 2013 to throw out the year. The dummies are full of fireworks, and went lit on at 1 or 2 am on the first day of January. Here is midsummer, with great heat. Burning New Year dolls is a tradition that has decades in the city. Almost every neighborhood makes its dummy, some very good, some acceptable, others ugly, but the task helps the boys (and many adults) to experience the problems of organization, design, implementation, coexistence, getting resources, etc. This country and its people deserve a better government that it has today. Another years: https://www.google.com.ar/search?q=mu%C3%B1ecos+de+fin+de+a%C3%B1o+la+plata&tbm;=isch&tbs;=qdr:w&cad;=h

Posted by rimar2000 4 years ago


Vote for the possible Knex war in Utrecht, Holland (See KnexInnovation)

Ok here are some wonderful adresses in Utrecht: - Speeltuin Hoograven, Verlengde Hoogravenseweg 2a 3525BG Utrecht - Speeltuin Transwijk, Europalaan, 3526KP Utrecht (This is more an open field, it's just what you prefer...) - Speeltuin Noordsepark, Lagenoord 28a, 3513GW Utrecht - Operettelaan, Utrecht (There are a few little playgrounds but LOTS of open fields like i said, it's just what you prefer Copy them into Google Maps (after that you have to zoom in and click ''Street view'' or drag the yellow doll) or Google Earth to see where they are. You can also search for some foto's on Google. You guys can vote on your favorite playground in Utrecht, ONLY if you participate! And you can also see if you participate after you looked at this topic... Good Luck!  (EDIT: new Secondary's and Primary's will come! ^^) (EDIT: new Secondary's and Primary's!)

Posted by H1T4TCH1 8 years ago


Seeking ideas for a haunted house! Pranks, gags and spooky stuff needed!

Hi all, My girlfriend and I are going to be making a haunted house and we're looking for ideas. We have access to an old abandoned house and we're going to pretend that one of us is a house inspector or a rat catcher or something and have friends set their friends up for a Halloween scare. We've got some ideas (right now we're trying to build an r/c servo that pulls the pin holding up a painting so that it suddenly falls off the wall.... Tina built an r/c prank flashlight that we can remotely turn off (so that the flashlight 'fails' in a dark scary room) and we have some old creepy porcelain dolls that we want to remotely activate (heads turning, arms moving, that sort of thing) but we're looking for more ideas. We will invite the guest to inspect the house with one of us while the other person controls the pranks and gags.  Anyway, if you have any great ideas or know of some good resources I would love to catch your feedback. Thanks! DAZU

Posted by damianzuch 7 years ago


I am not dead

I am sure the tiny couch proved that much, but it has not testified of my other projects, which do exsist. I just either forgot to take good pictures or lost parts of the pattern or a combination of both. I have recently made this really awesome dice bag, which I will make an attempt to put up here, no promises though. The other big project I have made was my very first doll, one based off the anime character Madoka Kaname. And she looks awesome. I would show you pictures of them both, but they are not currently in my possession. Both, along with several other projects, have been entered in my county fair, and most gained me some more ribbons. As for future projects, I have two commissions from my siblings that I am going to make, one being a hydra, the other being this Hulk bird... thingie. I am going to try harder to get these on here for you, and hopefully you will be able to see them too. One last subject, I am currently in the process of setting up an online shop to sell the things I make. If anyone has any suggestions that may help me along the way, I would love to hear them.

Posted by Little Dragon and Company 4 years ago


Firefox Pranks, Bamboo Bicycle, Bratz Knife Block...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Apr. 3, 2008 Welcome back! April is Photojojo Photo Month. Enter a sweet photo-themed Instructable and win an Eye-Fi card that lets you transfer photos from your camera wirelessly! We will be hosting a Show & Tell at the SF Bay Area Yuri's Night 2008! If you want to show something off, let us know! Check out these cool instructables! Firefox Pranks These Firefox add-ons were made for April Fools' Day, but they're good for any time you want to mess with a friend's browser. posted by fungus amungus on Mar 28, 2008 How to Build a Bamboo Bicycle Get some bamboo and build your own smooth custom ride. posted by ayasbek on Mar 30, 2008 Learn How To Shave With A Straight Razor Who says you need five blade disposable razors to get a smooth shave? Get a straight razor and relearn the lost art of shaving. posted by adamjgonzales on Mar 16, 2008 How to Sew Everyone should know the basics of the needle and thread. Read this Instructable and get started. posted by jessyratfink on Apr 3, 2008 How to Fill an Office with Packing Peanuts Ever wanted to fill your co-worker's office with shipping peanuts? Of course you have. Here's how to get the same effect without filling the whole room. posted by jetgrrl on Mar 28, 2008 Maille and Plates Armour Life can be tough out there. With a custom set of armour you'll be ready for whatever comes at you. posted by armourkris on Mar 21, 2008 1UP Cakes Make cakes that look like Super Mario Bros. 1UPs for an awesome 8-bit party! posted by Nachimir on Mar 27, 2008 Win cool prizes from ThinkGeek! April is Photo Month! Re-fashion your wardrobe! Cat-Powered Automatic Cat Feeder Make your cat do some work to get his food! posted by labelreader on Apr 1, 2008 Refrigerator Handle Switch Prank - Make Fools Out of Your Coworkers! Swap fridge hinges for an easy and effective prank. posted by numberandom on Apr 2, 2007 DIY Flash Diffuser with Swappable Colors Want to diffuse the flash and add some color to your photos at the same time? This quick and dirt-cheap trick will get you there. posted by deth2all on Mar 30, 2008 Magnetic Sonic Cube Landmine Want them to remember you when you're gone? Leave an alarm that won't go off after they move it from its spot! posted by photozz on Mar 15, 2007 Ye Olde Aprile Fools Prankes! Come hither and chooseth the best pranke for thine means. posted by Jieze on Mar 27, 2008 Bratz Knife Block Reuse an old doll and make a place for your knives at the same time with this twisted knife block. WARNING: Graphic doll cutting. posted by Tetranitrate on Apr 2, 2008   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


(newsletter) Fried Ice Cream, Treehouse, Werewolf Costume...

Sign-up for this newsletter: October 1, 2009 Welcome back! NEW: Arduino Contest - Make anything involving Arduino and win a sweet prize from Evil Mad Science or an Arduino Mega! Digital Days Photo Contest - Show us your best photo trick, tip, or homemade gadget to win a new Sony digital camera! Winners announced: See who won the Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest and the SINGER Kids Crafts Contest! Coming soon: Our most awesome Halloween Contest ever! Any Instructable published since the last Halloween contest is eligible! Want a more convenient version of Instructables with fewer ads? Get a Pro Membership! Laser Powered High- Speed Photography A Word Clock Fried Ice Cream Build a Treehouse Win sweet prizes from Evil Mad Science! Win a digital camera! Build a Polished Concrete Desk Star Trek 2009 Uhura Costume Make a Sewing Pattern with Tape Realistic Werewolf Costume "Garage Door Open" Indicator Make a 9 Doll from the Movie Make Plastic Bones Look Gross and Old $0 Camera Level See the winning videos! Winners announced! Projector Slide Window Hanging Zombie Burgers! Pumpkinseed Kayak - Easy and Light How to Sound a Shofar Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Gift Exchange: Varied skills

My skills include:   Electronics (building "some" things from schematics, etc (I haven't the equipment nor eyesight to use surface mount, nor any IC's with more then 16 pins).    Pyrography, i.e. burning pictures into wood.     Innovation,  making something into something it was not originally intended for. Some mechanical works (I am limited by lack of tools and materials however).   What I'd like to make for someone: Either some test equipment (diode tester, transistor tester,  magnetic field detector, etc.), or something cool, like steampunk, or HV. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S to M) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Within limits What I like:simple methods of testing capacitors,  inductors, etc. i.e. electronic tools and gadgets, HV devices, electronics I can reverse engineer, etc. What I don't like:  dolls (unless they have a voice recorder/playback in them), make up, knitting, rap music,  or rotting things. I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc);  pets (apartment restriction), candy/cakes/pies (I'm too fat already),  greasy foods. Type of thing I'd love to receive: simple understandable, completely reverse enginerable High Voltage devices,  or anything I can reverse engineer or improve on or change the function of. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? This would totally depend on the size of the item.  I may not be able to if over a certain weight. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I haven't seen 18 for 34 years  ;-) so yes, I am over 18.

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


Brighton Mini Maker Faire (UK)

Brighton Mini Maker Faire is on again: Saturday 8th September, at the Corn Exchange, Brighton After a hectic, noisy, debut in 2011, we're back for more, in just a few weeks. We've got more makers, more workshops, more space, and possibly even more noise than last year. This year we're taking over the Corn Exchange, in the centre of Brighton, for a day of making, hacking, crafting, music-making, and more. There'll be flying quadcopters and fighting robots, 3D-printed dolls and interactive teapots, bizarre music machines, and – maybe inspired by the Olympic spirit – a fair few novel sports, from musical ping pong, to pedal-powered Scalextric. And you'll be able to take part in workshops from the Science Museum (for kids) and Technology Will Save Us (for everyone), as well as learning new skills from makers and crafters like soldering, felting, copper-etching, jewellery-making, Kanzashi and mosaic-making. We'll even teach you how to weld in 5 minutes! We've also got some special speakers lined up for the afternoon, so you can hear from some of the UK's most renowned makers about their work. And in the evening, we're hosting a Maker Faire After Dark party in the Dome Bar, which promises to be a great way to unwind after the day, meet other makers, and share what you've seen and learned. Brighton Mini Maker Faire is free to get in, and a great way to spend a day out with your family. Still not quite sure what to expect? Here's a short video from last year. And some photos: photo one and photo two by Adactio, and photo three by Rain Rabbit For more information, including details on how to book a workshop, and more on the After Dark party, go to: http://www.makerfairebrighton.com See you there!

Posted by kitobor 6 years ago


masynmachien's time as an AIR

I had the honour and pleasure of spending the month of July 2013 as an Artist in Residence at Instructables HQ. An unforgettable experience! I feel like I cannot even begin to describe it, so forgive me for keeping it simple. The most tangible amazing thing is the unbelievable workshop, a true makers heaven! I mainly worked on the laser cutters and the 3D printers myself, but these are just a part of the new workshop set up at Pier 9. There’s also the experimental kitchen, the sowing corner, the electronics lab, the high-end CNC machines, a complete wood shop and a full blown metal shop. More importantly however was working among the people behind Instructables. To experience up close how they work very hard to make Instructables not only the biggest and best Show-and-Tell buy also the best “maker medium” ever. Having just moved to the new facilities at Pier 9, there was a lot of extra work to get the workshop accessible and operational, but they moved mountains to get us Artists in Residence onto the machines and making things. Working alongside three other Artists in Residence was also unique chance. Usually, when I’m surrounded by makers, most of them aren’t older than 12. But even as each of us had his inner kid very much alive, having some serious making going on around you is very inspiring (as some of my Instructables will show). I also very much appreciate how my daughter Tika was warmly received when see joined me at Instructables HQ. One month was far too short to spend with the people at Instructables HQ.  I was constantly torn between on the one hand getting to know the people better and on the other hand leaving them continue there hard work and trying to make as much things as possible myself. And to make it even harder there were the lures of the magnificent city of San Francisco and of the Bay Area. My conclusion is clear: I want to come back! But then, being a month away from home is not easy either. Tika joined me during the second half of my stay, which was great, but I missed my wife and youngest daughter. Back home in Belgium I’m first taking some rest, spending time with family and friends, working on some due home improvements and preparing some kids workshops. Writing up the Instructables on the projects I did will take some time. They will be published over the coming months. After all, I have about 15 new projects to document. The thread through my AIR was a laser cut (advent) calendar. A series of toy/gift assembly kits designed to be laser cut out of one acrylic sheet and to be wrapped into a cardboard package opening separately on each kit. The only parts added to the laser cut parts are some elastic bands, screws and nuts. The idea is to have a calendar that is easily made in several copies, with designs accommodating for thickness variations in the acrylic sheet and a concept of cutting and wrapping it all with little handwork. I managed to design, cut and test 13 different toys/gifts. I consider it the first chapter of a full advent calendar. I will make an Instructable on each of the 13 and put them in a collection, together with an Instructable on the calendar concept. The eye catcher of my stay was an iPhone/iPad (or Android) controlled RC Blimp with video feedback. For this I used the plug-and-play Dension WIRC system. This system leading to rather heavy build (200g) comparted to my other blimp projects, I decided upon using a large spherical balloon. From this (and from watching Doctor Who) sprung the idea to make it into a large eye. I named it ‘In the blimp of an eye”. The project that was the most of a learning experience was designing and 3D printing nested dolls. Deviating from the classic Russian dolls, I learned how to design these in 123D Design, how to calculate sizes and experienced the possibilities and limitations of different 3D printing techniques. I hope you will enjoy reading the resulting Instructables, just as I enjoyed doing these projects at Instructables HQ. I want to thank once more the people at Instructables and Autodesk for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Yvon Masyn aka masynmachien

Posted by masynmachien 5 years ago


Barbie Electric Chair, Chaos Machine, Build a Pizza Oven...

Function clickclear(thisfield, defaulttext) {if (thisfield.value == defaulttext) {thisfield.value = "";}}Sign-up for our newsletter subscribe Sept. 6, 2007 Welcome back! We're seeing a few of the robots coming in from the iRobot Challenge this week as well as a variety of other cool projects. Check them out! How to Weld - MIG Welding A basic guide to the awesome process of using electricity to melt and join pieces of metal together.posted by noahw on Sep 5, 2007 PosterBot: Make a Marker-Writing Robot I always got marked down for posters that weren't "neat" enough. Like any nerd, I figured "If I can't do it, I'll make a robot to do it for me."posted by W_world on Sep 5, 2007 How to make Gingerbread Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Make a treat kids love in under 20 minutes.posted by DMR301 on Sep 5, 2007 Put an iPod Nike+ sensor in any running shoe in one minute for 5 cents Avoid buying specialized Nike+ shoes with this simple hack.posted by fungus amungus on Sep 4, 2007 How to build a Pizza Oven Create a functional piece of art for your backyard and start cooking.posted by t.rohner on Sep 2, 2007 Share your tasty recipe with us! Answer our burning questions! Get a free shirt! Make it fly! Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project! This is a science fair project that I did in middle school and completely disgusted the entire female staff of Benton Middle.posted by jessyratfink on Sep 2, 2007 The Chaos Machine (Double Pendulum) Every physics department needs a double pendulum, so here's how to build one. posted by Luke Luck on Aug 31, 2007 Baby Space Invader Hat Let your little one go retro with this gaming-inspired knitting pattern.posted by tracy_the_astonishing on Sep 5, 2007 Golf Ball Gun!!! How To Make One That Can Shoot 400+ yards! Learn about pistons and pneumatics while firing golf balls through plywood.posted by MrCrowley on Sep 2, 2007 ServerBot - for serving food and drinks Create a robot that's helpful, entertaining, whimsical AND simply amazing. posted by JoeCreate on Aug 31, 2007 Now go build something awesome, and I'll see you next week! -Eric )))

Posted by lebowski 11 years ago