Alrite here is the riddle.The area code 212 is given to New York city 213 to Chicago and 312 to La. There is a very good reason why this is. HINT; The oder you are the more it might make sense.
Posted by thejrb 10 years ago
Thought this would be an appropriate place to share some of what i thought was interesting information to do with the area of a triangle and how numbers co-relate. To round off a square to 100cm square, one quarter of that area is 25cm square, (10cmx10cm =100/(div)25%=25cm), the area of a right angle triangle with sides measuring ~7.0710cm, equals ~25% of 100cm square, 25cm square of area, (7.0710/2=3.5355 x7.0710=24.9995205). 7.5937 if it is an equilateral triangle. it is a standard size i use, a handy measurement if you use templates for construction because it in some way represents a metric increment, thanks, Kim (the formula i used is half the base times the height, unless im mistaken i recall that is the correct formula? though i am not a full time mathamatician. for the equalateral triangle i used a web based polygon area calculator.)
Posted by QSDR 5 years ago
This is an interesting image found in a recent Stanford energy seminar on "Review of solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security" by Mark Jacobson, available here:http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/EE/article.asp?doi=b809990cSlides from the seminar, where this image is taken from, are here:http://www.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/0810EnergySeminar.pdf(Courtesy of Gil Masters)
Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago
Via sugru on facebook A production company based in Boston is developing a documentary style project focused on hackery. Basically, they want some mischievous mad scientists with hearts of gold to take their textbook knowledge and apply it in totally bizarre ways to all kinds of everyday materials. Visual spectacles; cool, geeky gadgets, your most crazy and elaborate projects - you get the picture! If you or anyone you know is interested, email email@example.com by Feb. 18th (Thats TODAY) with a brief bio, pictures of yourself, and details of any projects you have pulled off in the past. Boston area is probably preferred, but who knows: for a good enough hack, their may be be a travel budget. (via Kara Brickman at Awesome Foundation Boston) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150102849480912&set;=a.379644295911.160262.118586600911&theater
Posted by klloyd 7 years ago
Hi! I'm about to build a pool table (billiard table) and I wonder what material I should use for the ''field'' where you play. I wondered about plywood or something similiar. On all quality tutorials they want some stone or something (I don't really know) So what's the best and cheapest solution?
Posted by GroggDog 8 years ago
I'm looking for advice. (now this is difficult to explain but I'll try my best) I am trying to design a way to have a dance floor in an open area that will have an area where you can hear the music but away from the area it can't be heard. I'm attempting to do this using an array of speakers around the dance floor that will cancel out the music past the dance floor. Each speaker will face away from the area and be equipped with a microphone (directed torwards the main speaker) that then goes through and amplifier and then to the speaker (wired up so that it will emmit an opposing sound wave). This would essentially create a sound barier. I have attatched a picture as a visual aid.
Posted by Sun Gear 6 years ago
There are some cool events happening in the Bay Area right now. Today we are highlighting hot dogs and re-purposed trash, but there is always plenty to go out do.Frankenart Drop-in Arterrarium Tonight there is a drop-in arterrarium at Frankenart Mart. What's an arterrarium? Well, as best as we can tell, it's an event where you make art with real live people and then add it to the show in the Frankenart gallery right before your very eyes! And what ties this whole operation together you may ask? Hot dogs of course.Thursday, January 10th, 2008 6 - 9pm515 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA415.221.2394Finders Keepers Gallery Opening Reception Creativity Explored artists turn trash into treasure in a new exhibition of sculptural works made from cast-off wood, metal, wire, and other found objects.Thursday, January 10, 2008, 7 - 9 pm3245 16th Street, San Francisco CAWe need your help!If there is an event that you think the Instructables community would be interested in your area let us know about it so we can put it on our Community Blog! First, create a forum post about it that let's people know what and where the event is, like the one I just made above, and then, once you've gotten in published in the forums, send me a PM letting me know it's up and that you want to add it to the Community Blog and I'll make it happen.
Posted by noahw 10 years ago
The San Mateo Maker Faire is coming up in just a couple of days! The Instructables crew will be there - will you?From the press release:Sebastopol, CA (March 19, 2008) - Last year, over 45,000 people from all across the country (and beyond) came to the Bay Area to celebrate the world's premier event for DIY (Do It Yourself) creativity - Maker Faire! This year, May 3rd and 4th, the event returns to the San Mateo Fairgrounds once again, for what will be the biggest and wildest Maker Faire yet! Put together by Make Magazine and Craft Magazine, Maker Faire celebrates things people create themselves - ÃÂfrom electronic gizmos that would make James Bond jealous, to "slow made" foods and homemade clothes that would make Martha Stewart swoon. The event is a non-stop "wow-fest" where surprises and inspiration are as ubiquitous as the festival air."At the surface, Maker Faire is a fun event for people of all ages," explained Event Director Sherry Huss. "But more than just a weekend of creative entertainment, we want people to leave feeling inspired - "that they too can create things, express themselves, and engage the world around them. Our goal is to resuscitate the spirit of American innovation!"Named "Best Special Event" at the 2007 FOLIO FAME Awards, the 2008 Bay Area Maker Faire will put a special emphasis on "Green" living. There will be a huge exhibit featuring Farm Aid's Homegrown Village, a local farmer's market, Swap-O-Rama-Rama's giant used clothing swap, DIY workshops and fashion show, Bazaar Bizarre's crafts fair, a live Prius plug-in car conversion from Bay Area's Calcars.org, and much, much more.Along with the hundreds of Makers displaying their unique creations, specific event highlights from this year's Maker Faire include:Greg Leyh's 19 foot Tesla Towers - live performances dailyWedding Bells! "The Neverwas Haul," a self-propelled 3-story Victorian House, will host the first-ever Maker Faire weddingSaturday Evening Fire Spectacular (extended hours, 6pm - 10pm) - Power Tool Drag Races, Steampunk Spectacular, musical performances, The Flaming Lotus Girls, and moreElectronic Music Fest - an orchestra of musical toys, LIVE bands playing instruments you've never seen before, The Tarantulas Jug Band and much moreThe Life-Sized Mousetrap - a giant re-creation of the popular board gameLUNAR (Livermore Unit of the National Association of Rocketry) will help parents and children build and launch Estes-Cox rocketsThe Electric Giraffe - our huge, 17 foot tall, 1-ton walking robot giraffe will once again patrol the grounds of Maker FaireThe founders of ROBOEXOTICA present the "MindReadingMartiniMaker" and other award-winning cocktail-robotsEducational Robots - robotic demonstrations for two youth robotic competitions: FIRST LEGO League (5th through 8th grades) and FIRST Tech Challenge (7th through 12th grades)"Like Father Like Son" - a local father/son team will be converting a 1967 Honda S90 motorcycle into a state-of-the-art plug-in vehicle"ArtGolf" - the 3-hole artgolf course makes its Bay Area Maker Faire debut. Fore!The Village Blacksmith - new to this year's FaireDiet Coke & Mentos - Las Vegas' famed Bellagio can't match this DIY display - shows both daysThe Institute of the Future Pavilion - what will Maker Faire look like in 2018?Experimental Aviation - The Oshkosh Experimental Aviation Association (eaa.org) will be taking Maker Faire aviation to new heightsCyclecide Pedal Powered Bicycle RodeoMany more headlining activities to be added in the weeks ahead..."This is going to be the biggest and best Maker Faire yet," said Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of Make magazine. "If you want to see the future of American innovation, this is the place to be."The Details:When: Saturday, May 3, 2008 (10am - 10pm) Sunday, May 4, 2008 (11am - 6pm)Where: The San Mateo County Event Center and Fairgrounds 2495 South Delaware Street, San Mateo, CAAdmission: Adults: $25/$20 in advance; Students (13-21): $15/$10 in advance; Youth (4-12): $10/$5 in advance; and children under 4 are freeFor the very latest information and updates, please visit: [www.makerfaire.com]
Posted by Patrik 10 years ago
Calling all cosmonauts, inventors, dreamers, and explorers ...tickets for Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 arenow on sale!http://yurisnightbayarea.netYuri's Night is back! We're bigger and better than everand we need your help to spread the word!Yuri's Night Bay Area2pm - 2am, April 12th, 2008NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CAThis year the San Francisco Bay Area will be home to the largest Yuri's Night celebration ever. At the NASA Ames Research Center over 8,000 people will join astronauts, artists, musicians, scientists and engineers to learn, celebrate, and pay tribute to our global space heritage; and to celebrate the anniversaries of the first human spaceflight and the first space shuttle mission. Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 is a one-of-a-kind local community event: a perfect fusion of celebration and tribute, technology expo, Maker Faire, art exhibition, and music festival; all rolled into one. Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 includes:- A mind-expanding series of speakers, including world-renowned video game designer WILL WRIGHT, creator of SimCity, SimEarth, The Sims, and many other games including his exciting upcoming game of life, evolution, and exploration: SPORE; NASA astrobiologist JONATHAN TRENT, leader of the new NASA G.R.E.E.N. team for green technology research; and SAUL GRIFFITH, head of an innovative new company seeking to harness high-altitude wind energy as a cheap alternative to coal: MAKANI POWER.- A TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE featuring leading Bay Area green technology companies including CALCARS and TESLA MOTORS. Plus, dozens of art and science installations spanning everything from NASA research ROBOTS to the unveiling of the newest fire sculpture by the FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS.- DISCUSSIONS and FORUMS where event attendees will get the chance to take on some big questions surrounding Space Exploration, Radical Sustainability, and the Future of Humanity in our Festival of Ideas.- A world-class lineup of musical artists, ranging from the electronic breakbeat sounds of AMON TOBIN, TIPPER, and JOHN TEJADA to rockin' live performances by FREEZEPOP, PARTICLE, and the very special debut of TELSTAR, featuring PHIL LESH of the Grateful Dead.- Live performances of all kinds, from dance and acrobatics by CAPACITOR (San Francisco's ground-breaking interdisciplinary dance company) to aerial demonstrations featuring Yuri-Gagarin-era AEROBATIC AIRCRAFT.- ...and much, much more! Browse the partial list below!Tickets are available on-line for $40 (plus applicable fees). A limited number of tickets may be available for $50 at the door -- check the website for status. If you are interested in helping out at the event, please fill out the volunteer form on our website.We hope to see you there!- The Yuri's Night Bay Area TeamYURI'S NIGHT 2008 LINE-UPTALKS AND INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES- NASA SCIENTISTS and ASTRONAUTS- A do-it-yourself SHOW AND TELL by INSTRUCTABLES- WILL WRIGHT, creator of SimCity, SimEarth, and the forthcoming Spore- NASA astrobiologist JONATHAN TRENT, leader of the new NASA G.R.E.E.N. team for green technology research.- A CUSTOM MUSIC INTERFACE CONTEST by CreateDigitalMusic- Leading Bay Area minds including SAUL GRIFFITH, head of MAKANI POWER- ...and MUCH, MUCH MORE!ART AND SCIENCE INSTALLATIONS- The unveiling of the newest work by the FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS- A variety of NASA RESEARCH ROBOTS AND AIRCRAFT- MASSIVE SCULPTURE by MICHAEL CHRISTIAN- VIDEO PROJECTION by KOSHO, CELESTINE STAR, and many others- Amazing water vortex effects by SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY- Large-scale kinetic art by SWARM- An art in space, space science, and sustainablity-themed S.T.E.A.M. DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM- A space- and sustainablity-themed DOCUMENTARY SCREENING DOME- ...and MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE!LIVE PERFORMANCES AND DANCE- CAPACITOR: Live aerial performance and dance- BAD UNKL SISTA: breathtaking costumes and dance-inspired performance- THE VONSTILT FAMILY: Gravity-defying stilt performances- A LIVE AEROBATIC DEMONSTRATION, featuring three unique Yuri-era airplanes flown by three of the best aerobatic pilots in the world.- ...and more!LIVE INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL MUSIC- TELSTAR (feat. Phil Lesh, Steve Molitz, and John Molo)- FREEZEPOP (Boston): indie synthpop / new wave- PARTICLE: instrumental space-disco-dance- BLVD w/ SOULEYE: hip-hop, house, & breaks- ZOE KEATING: avant garde looping cello- MJ GREENMOUNTAIN vs. YOSSI FINE: global fusion and afro-tribal funk- CHRISTOPHER WILLITS (12k, Ghostly Intl.): processed guitar soundscapes- GAMELAN X: the intergalactic 17-member percussive melodic marching troupe- LULACRUZA: Argentinan percussion, guitar, and vocals- THE SWEET SNACKS: Ghettotech and big beatELECTRONIC MUSIC- AMON TOBIN (Ninja Tune/Montreal)- TIPPER (UK, special twilight downtempo set)- JOHN TEJADA (LA/palette recordings)- LUSINE (Ghostly Intl., Seattle) : live set- SCUBA (Hotflush Recordings, UK)- DIGITONAL vs. POSTHUMAN (UK): with live violin- [A]PENDICS.SHUFFLE (LA): live set- DERU (Merck, LA): live set- TYCHO (Ghostly, Merck): live set- RANDOM RAB (El Circo): live set- MR. PROJECTILE (Merck): live set- DR. TOAST (False Profit) vs. GANUCHEAU: live
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
I met Instructables member Porkshanks (creator of the Ambience Enhancer) while wandering through the Steampunk Village. Lots of cool things - so much, in fact, that I completely failed to take a close-up of the Ambience Enhancer!Check out the rest of Molly's work here on deviantART.
Posted by canida 9 years ago
Wandering through the Bazaar Bizarre at Maker Faire, I found the awesomeness that is Sweet Meats. Who doesn't need a plush porkchop on their couch?I escaped with only a button reading "I love you more than bacon" but the plush meat combo pack was near-irresistible. You can even get your meat wrapped in butcher paper.
Posted by canida 9 years ago
The first year at Maker Faire (2006) the Instructables/Squid Labs booth was just across from Peterson Neon. (She also works near our old Emeryville digs.) It was incredible watching Shawna Peterson bend neon tubing for signs - lots of fire, slow careful movements that carefully bend the glass to match the angles of her templates, and the occasional puff of air to re-expand a bit of tubing that has softened and constricted at a bend point. The sign is worked from the back, so the front looks properly flat and legible.Check out the video Bilal took to see how it's done.
Posted by canida 9 years ago
Can anyone prove or disprove that this is actually area 51? at some time pres. clinton gave that branch permission to deny it's existence. you used to be able to see it from a hill or something, but they fenced it off and may have cameras there here's the link to the image: http://tinypic.com/k9zvaw.jpg, if that doesn't show up just go to google images and search for "arial view of area 51"
Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago
Are there any public-access woodshops in the greater Boston area? I'm thinking of something like The Sawdust Shop in Sunnyvale, or The Tech Shop in Menlo Park. I've tried searching Google, but all I found were workshops associated with colleges and universities, for students only.
Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago
Hey everyone - We here at Revision3 are looking for a couple smart inventors located in the SF Bay Area for a potential online series. If you're interested in participating, send a video of you and your invention (or inventions) to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks a lot! Revision3.com
Posted by Invention3 8 years ago
I am trying to make a desk out of a hollow core door. I want to fill in the hinge areas before painting or put something there after painting to make them look nice. any ideas? I haven't found any online and I've spent hours looking.
Posted by BrookeF 1 year ago
I can not believe it! There is way way way too much onflow of information and every place I enter a search term just to get to understand how to use this work area so that I can select favorite instructables, NOT so that I can submit them! Jeez louise some people come here and there is no rhyme or reason with your work area ... every thing you press says you can submit your instructable here or there but there is nothing that details how to tag favorites .. how to use the work area .. by that I mean just the YOU area where you should understand how to navigage this whole huge place of stuff. Every How-To is about an instructable. You have very little under FAQs about how to organize or tag any instructables that you see and want to come back to. I don't want to make a *.pdf of all of everyone that catches my attention but I have looked and looked and have had no way to tag them. Please direct me to a page that shows how to use just this Inbox and Shortcuts and account site.
Posted by brianeclus 8 years ago
I live in the Panhandle area of Idaho. I'm very interested in growing bamboo for various projects. Has anyone had any luck with this plant in a northern climate? I have seen it grown in Portland, Ore., but its weather is milder than here. This area gets quite a bit of moisture and winters are not normally extremely cold -- compared to areas further east. Can anyone suggest a good book or website for getting started with bamboo?
Posted by IdahoDavid 10 years ago
I missed the kick off ice cream social thing last night but I'm volunteering on Saturday at Maker Faire and really excited to see all the cool stuff. I remember reading something about the R2-D2 area somewhere but when I look at the map I see an Autodesk area as well. I'm guess it'd be at the Autodesk area but if anyone sees this in time and has any info, please share. Thanks and maybe I'll see you there!
Posted by sherrycayheyhey 6 years ago
Hey, is there anyone on here from the Windsor / Detroit area?......... I'm in windsor and it'd be cool to have an Instructables event around this area. I might be wiling to host it in Windsor or maybe someone from Michigan might be willing to host one in detroit........ or even Ohio somewhere. I'd set it up with the instructables people if you wanted me to host it........... but only if there are enough people in the area or traveling distance that are interested
Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago
Hi Everyone,I've created a new site for Boston Area Makers. It's called The Boston Parts Collective ( http://bostonpartscollective.com/ )On the site, people can talk about getting parts for projects, buying, selling, trading parts, picking components, asking questions about their/other people's projects, learn about Boston Area Makers' Meetups, and basically anything else anyone wants me to do with the site.We've been likened to a year round, every day, online version of the MIT flea. I like to think of us as a combo of that and sort of a DorkBot.We're still settling in and growing. Its free to join and free to use so come check us out!Thanks!Jon Schwartz
Posted by hs4g 9 years ago
Is it possible to take a low heat spread over a large area and convert it into a high heat in a small area? For example a normal fireplace can't melt cast iron, but 2 or three create enough energy. Could you concentrate that? (thats just an example, I have a much more brilliant plan) Thanks
Posted by LinuxH4x0r 10 years ago
I zapped a common red brick with a very powerful beam of light. Here is a picture where you can see the area that was melted. The melted area was actually so hot, it was bubbling! I’m wondering if I should make an Instructable... or is this just too dangerous. OMG anyone?? ~Bob~
Posted by ShutterBugger 6 years ago
I require help in building a cannon to fire dead crickets and mealworms into the air about 25 to 30 feet so i may feed the purple martins in my area. they only feed on the wing and winter will surely kill the colonies in my area. any help will be appreciated.
Posted by gothking85 3 years ago
This may seem strange, but seeing as we all live in vastly different areas, I was just wondering if you could each share a little bit of local history. Have there been any major incidents in your area, and if so, have you witnessed any of them? It could be good, such as a movie filmed on your location, or bad.Three come to mind for me. First:There was an explosion at the Altlas Foundry in Tacoma, it knocked out power as far as Gig Harbor. I remember the lights going out and hearing about the explosion, but until recently, I never knew just how large the explosion was. I am amazed at how massive it was, I heard it was one of the largest BLEVE in history. Second:Galloping Gertie of course! That goes without saying. Third:This.https://www.instructables.com/community/Man_Crashes_Through_a_Building/
Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 8 years ago
Http://img.alibaba.com/img/pb/891/178/257/ws_transfer_pic_7849270_1.jpg Say that you had a 5W led and you wanted to light a small room, would it be better to use a bulb with a clear / no dome or one with a diffuse / frosted dome? Would there be a big difference between the two?
Posted by Full Metal 4 years ago
I know nothing about 3D scanning so hope to find suggestions here. I have a large object I wish to scan and import into Rhino 3D and eventually cut (1:120 scale) on my tabletop CNC mill. The diesel locomotive upper nose has compound curves in its shape. The red rectangles in the illustration mark the area of the locomotive that is difficult to reproduce accurately in a drawing. It is this area I would like to scan. Is there a scanning system somewhere in instructables that is capable of scanning this large area of the diesel locomotive? If so, please point me to it. Thanks much.
Posted by CyValley 3 years ago
I've been having a bit of a dilemma with raster graphics editors such as Photoshop and GIMP. In either of the two programs, when I draw a solid line, it automatically fades the edges. This normally wouldn't bug me, except I need to fill in these areas. Whenever I do so, the area I fill in doesn't do so entirely because of these faded edges. Does anybody know how to make either Photoshop or GIMP stop doing this and fill in the entire area?
Posted by gimmelotsarobots 7 years ago
I want to let makers/creators in the Boston area know about a few upcoming workshops and classes at Willoughy and Baltic. Intro to Welding-begins December 1st. Woodshop Fundamentals-begins December 1st. Bicycle Frame Welding-begins December 12 and 13th. Classroom Arduino for Teachers-begins December 28th. Mechatronic Art, Design and Fabrication-begins January 21st. Directed Open Studio-begins January 20th. For more information on these classes, please visit: willoughbybaltic.ning.com/page/classesworkshops-1 Willoughby and Baltic 13 Joy Street Somerville, MA 02144 email@example.com
Posted by willoughbybaltic 8 years ago
LEGO! This past weekend was Bricks by the Bay 2012, where amateur and professional LEGO builders of all ages from around the San Francisco Bay Area meetup to share amazing LEGO projects. The event was broken down into themed areas like: town and city, robots, fantasy, and space. There were scale replicas of historical buildings, fun twists on castles and cityscapes, Star Wars battle scenes, and an amazing pointillism portrait of a dog. Below are some photos I took a the event, you can see the rest of the photos here. More Bricks by the Bay LEGO pictures here.
Posted by mikeasaurus 6 years ago
I have some oregano that is growing tall from last season and need to get rid of some of it, it will be ideal for residents who live in the alta loma/rancho cucamonga are or in the inland empire. It will be in a pot with soil. if interested then pleez leave me a comment then i'll contact with u ASAP
Posted by firecraker222 9 years ago
I recently moved into a rental home that has no grass, rocks only. My two large dogs are used to having a grass yard, so I am looking for a way to make them a raised bed-type grass area that I can deconstruct when I move in two years. I'm thinking a wood frame with a plywood bottom, fill it with topsoil then adding sod on top of that. The only problem is that I would like it to be fairly large, at least 25' X 25'. Any suggestions would be appreciated. (Sorry the photo is weird, it was taken through a screened porch.)
Posted by Luny 2 years ago
Hi. I am wondering if there any community shops in the Vancouver bc area? I have a couple projects that require large and expensive tools / machines that I cannot buy and store myself. I think that finding a community shop would be the best option. Any help would be appreciated Professorred
Posted by professorred 6 years ago
Hey, I've already posted this within the FAQ-Area, but since nobody responded it might be better suited for this area. I have an instructable with 3D printed parts, so I added the *.stl-Files, that can be used for 3D printing. However I dont see them correctly within my instructable. Is there a way to get them displayed correctly with a preview-image? thanks in advance!
Posted by aimzzz 3 years ago