Dinosaur Discovery

Exciting news from Utah: well-preserved dinosaur fossils, petrified trees, and other remnants of the time of the dinosaurs were found. This could help scientists get a better grasp of the plant life during the Jurassic era. Not that there's anything more to know--Jurassic Park and Dinotopia taught us everything there is to know about dinosaurs.LinkPlus, take a look at the video at the bottom of the page about dinosaur excrement. The expert's living room is something to be, well, admired.

Topic by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Dinosaur Bed!

It's a dinosaur bed! Sure to eat up all those bad dreams, right? Link

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Walking With Dinosaurs

Following 68 million years of extinction, dinosaurs once again roam the earth in an extraordinary new theatrical production, Walking With Dinosaurs - The Live Experience, which is based on the Emmy Award® winning BBC Series and is currently on a 2 year arena tour of North America. Staged by Broadway director Scott Faris with beyond cinematic realism, Walking With Dinosaurs shows how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.A team of over 50 craftsmen worked in a space big enough to house a 747 for over one year to bring the cast of fifteen dinosaurs to life. Audiences of all ages have been amazed and spellbound as they experience the dinosaurs, who are as fascinating and terrifying on stage as they were in real life. This is a show that could only fit in large arenas - as the creatures are so absolutely immense in size. It is the closest that audiences will ever get to experiencing the time when dinosaurs ruled the earth. The show is brought to North America by Immersion Edutainment, led by Executive Director Bruce Mactaggart.An exhilarating arena show, Walking With Dinosaurs - The Live Experience uses high-tech, state-of-the-art animatronics to present15 life size dinosaurs (up to 45 feet tall) such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus in a highly theatrical setting with a paleontologist narrating, who is our guide for the evening. The dinosaurs are designed and built by a team of artists headed by Sonny Tilders who worked with Jim Henson's Creature Workshop on such films as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.The tour will is now playing Philadelphia's Wachovia Complex from August 15th -19th and will then play Columbus, Ohio; Greenville (SC), Washington DC, Norfolk, East Rutherford, Winston-Salem, Nashville, Dallas and arrives in the New York area at the Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey from October 3rd - 7th.

Topic by laminterious 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Walking with Dinosaurs

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS the Live Experience is no longer produced or presented by Immersion Edutainment -- please revise your copy appropriately. For 200 million years the Dinosaurs ruled the earth Now, they’re back roaming the arenas of America in an extraordinary new theatrical production WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience Based on the award-winning BBC Television Series Now on a two-year North American tour June 10, 2008--- Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in a spectacular theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience is now on tour in North America. Over one and a half million Americans have already seen the production since it opened in July 2007. The show originated in Australia, where after years of planning, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS came to life at Sydney’s Acer Arena in January 2007. The show proved itself such a sensation, that this North American tour was fast-tracked. It began a short three months after completing its sold out engagements in Australia. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience is brought to North America by The Creature Production Company, headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, “The BBC Series was a brilliant blend of special effects, escapism, excitement and information. Our show brings together all of that, plus something extra - it’s live! In this production, fifteen roaring, snarling “live” dinosaurs mesmerize the audience – and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth.” Pavlovic continued, “The dinosaurs are life-size, making the show so immense, it could only fit in arenas. It’s a $20 million arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality, which captivates young and old alike. With Walking with Dinosaurs, we really believe we have created a new genre in entertainment and we hope to continue to bring new product to arenas for years to come ” WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience has sold out performances and broken records in arenas all over the America – generating more than $50 million in ticket sales to date. It has been seen on "The Today Show," Good Morning America," "Live with Regis and Kelly," and has been written about in Newsweek, The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor and the Wall Street Journal. It was the subject of a Discovery Channel Really Big Things episode and a video clue category on Jeopardy. more WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - Page 2 The production has won the 2007 THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Touring Event. The THEAs recognize excellence in the creation of compelling educational, historical, and entertainment projects. Artistic Director William May developed the creative vision of the show based on an original idea by entrepreneur Bruce Mactaggart to create an arena version of the Walking with Dinosaurs television series. A talented and experienced team of creative artists came together to produce WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience. The show is directed by Scott Faris, a Broadway veteran who has worked side by side with Harold Prince, Trevor Nunn, Michael Blakemore, Gene Saks, John Caird, Tommy Tune and Jerry Zaks. The creatures are designed and built by Sonny Tilders; the set and projected image design are by Peter England; the show’s lighting is by John Rayment, our score was composed by James Brett; and Warner Brown wrote the script. Tim Haines, creator and producer of the original BBC series, which was seen by a worldwide audience of 700 million, serves as Project Consultant to WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience. The series won six Emmy and three BAFTA Awards. Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the original production. The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution, complete with the climatic and tectonic changes that took place, which led to the demise of many species. With almost cinematic realism, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, and the audience sees how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators. The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire -- all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs. Variety said, “The dinosaurs are stunning, life-size and faultlessly nimble. In act one, the beasts parade into the arena gnashing and cavorting as a safari-suited paleontologist describes their attributes … in the second half, the action cranks up, culminating in a spectacular clash as a T-Rex mom defends her baby from predators. Sonny Tilders' triumphant creature design ensures ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ is a truly spectacular spectacular. It is everything a dino-phile could want.” The New York Times said that in this show dinosaurs make "a thundering comeback after 65 million years." Gloria Goodale of the Christian Science Monitor said, “When the dinosaurs start pouring out onto the stage, if you don’t have to stifle the natural flight response of any living breathing being, then it’s your pulse that needs checking.” Newsweek called the show, "that rare entertainment beast that parents and kids can enjoy together." More WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - Page 3 It took artists and technicians one year to build the show. The 15 dinosaurs were originally “hatched” by Tilders, the head of creature design, in a Melbourne Docklands workshop big enough to park a 747. For the North American tour, the only building large enough to house rehearsals for the dinosaurs – some as large as 36 ft tall by 56 ft long, was the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center! Artistic Director William May is known around the globe for co-producing shows with Malcolm Cooke for the past 30 years, including The Hobbit and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. He produced Marilyn An American Fable on Broadway and co-composed and wrote the musical Always for the West End. Director Scott Faris directed Michael Crawford in EFX at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, which at the time was the biggest stage production ever conceived, and was on the production team that created Siegfried & Roy at the Mirage Hotel. Faris has directed Chicago the Musical in 16 countries around the world in over a dozen languages. Most recently he directed Bette Midler in her new Las Vegas show, The Showgirl Must Go On at Caesars Palace. Faris said, "We take the audience on a journey back in time and show them how the dinosaurs might have actually looked in their prime - huge, sometimes frightening, sometimes comical monsters - that fought for survival every day of their lives. Our dinosaurs move exactly like they are real -- with all the roars, snorts and excitement that go with it. The realism is mind-blowing!" Sonny Tilders, who designed and built the creatures has been, for the past decade, one of the major creative forces of the high-tech world of animatronic puppetry for film and television. He was one of the lead animatronic engineers for Jim Henson’s Creature workshop on the Farscape series, followed by work on Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Peter Pan, Ghost Rider and The Chronicles of Narnia. Tilders said, “Many of the technologies we are using on WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience are borrowed from film. The computer software and hardware we have developed is based on the systems used to control animatronic creatures in feature films.” “To make it appear that these creatures are flesh and blood weighing six, eight or even 20 tons, we use a system called ‘muscle bags,’ made from stretch mesh fabric and filled with polystyrene balls, stretched across moving points on the body. These contract and stretch in the same manner that muscle, fat, and skin does on real creatures.” “The puppeteers use ‘voodoo rigs’ to make many of the dinosaurs move. They are miniature versions of the dinosaurs with the same joints and range of movement as their life-sized counterparts. The puppeteer manipulates the voodoo rig and these actions are interpreted by computer and transmitted by radio waves to make the hydraulic cylinders in the actual dinosaur replicate the action, with a driver hidden below the animal, helping to maneuver it around the arena.” Suited puppeteer specialists, who are inside the creatures, operate five of the smaller dinosaurs. More WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - Page 4 Warner Brown wrote the script of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience. He is an accomplished writer whose works include the book of the musical Flickers on Broadway, the screenplay of Nijinsky for Regent Entertainment, the musical The Black and White Ball, which features music by Cole Porter and The Truth About Light, written with composer Jimmy Roberts. Other credits include a new version of Half A Sixpence for the West End in 2008, Garbo – The Musical with music by Jim Steinman and Michael Reed, playing in Europe, and the plays and musicals Scandal, The Biograph Girl, Six for Gold, Cinderella, Talullah for a Day and Dance for Life. The score of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience is by James Brett whose work can be heard on soundtracks including 10,000 BC, Alien vs Predator, Miramax's Ella Enchanted and the forthcoming UK feature Outpost. He also helped create the groundbreaking collaboration between Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony. The album S&M has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The sets and projections are by the multi-award winning designer Peter England whose work has toured the world extensively. A frequent collaborator at Opera Australia, the Australian Ballet and Bangarra Dance Theatre, he also designed sections of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, three City of Sydney New Year's Eve Celebrations and in 2002 was a finalist in the international design competition for the Pentagon Memorial in Washington DC. Lighting Designer John Rayment lit the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games; Hong Kong’s original A Symphony of Light, a massive cityscape permanent lighting display involving over 18 buildings; Singapore’s 2002 National Day Parade stadium event; and Singapore’s Marina Bay annual New Year’s Eve Countdown display. Rayment also works frequently at Opera Australia and has lit 30 productions for Sydney Dance Company. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience was originally produced in Australia by Gerry Ryan, Malcolm Cooke and Jill Bryant and is brought to North America by The Creature Production Company. For more information, please visit www.dinosaurlive.com. Video of the show is available on our site under “The Dinosaurs” tab in the middle of the front page. # # # For more information about WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience, or to set up coverage about the show, please contact: David Barber, Davidson & Choy Publicity 323-954-7510 ex 19; d.barber@dcpublicity.com Walking with Dinosaurs word mark & logo TM & © BBC 1998

Topic by David BPR 10 years ago


Scores for "Dinosaur Run"

Still don't know how to play Dinosaur run? Click here. This is a page for posting highscores.

Topic by Luigi Pizzolito 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Dinosaur contest - results!

RARR!! I'm happy to announce the winners of the mikeasaurus Dinosaur-Contest! This contest showcases dinosaur related projects, interpreted by the maker. I wanted to see what dinosaurs meant to you. The entries included dinosaur excavation, surviving a dinosaur attack, and sandblasting a t-rex in glass. You can forget remote tropical laboratories dedicated to cloning dinosaurs based on DNA found in mosquitoes frozen in amber, we got the real dinosaur goods right here: First Prize:  Chocolate Dinosaur by LostRite   Second Prize:  Dr. Magnetic Dinosaur (Or How I Learned to Stop Searching and Love the Earbuds) by Wasagi   Third Prize:  How to Properly Excavate Dinosaur Fossils by 94   Check out all the entries, everyone did an awesome job sharing all kids of dinosaur fun! Thanks to the judges: shesparticular, SinAmos, kcls and cokefloat. The Dinosaur group remains open for all dinosaur projects, add yours today!

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


Can dinosaurs jump? Answered

I know 4 legged ones can't but does the T-rex have a spring in his step?

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


Dinosaur wind turbine

I am in Kenya and being of a technical persuasion have been asked to fix this geriatric wind turbine. It is an electromagnet (as apposed to permanent magnet) based generator that my friend bought from the Italian scouts. I cannot for the life of me get anything more than about 3V from it. Has anyone ever seen anything like this before and if so have any idea where on earth I might be able to find out a little more about who made it or how I might be able to fix it. I have tried everything I can and still no cigars. Any help much appreciated. I am here setting up this organisation if anyone is interested access(hyphen)wind(dot)com

Topic by accesswind 7 years ago


make a dinosaur out of recycled material (fun and easy)?

Looking for ideas to make a dinosaur out of recycled material, it needs to be simple, fun, easy

Question by arca2000 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do make an dinosaur out of paper?

Question by yu-gi-oh!!! 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Do You Enjoy Coffee?

Just wonderin'. How many of you folks enjoy drinkin' coffee?

Topic by Juklop 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I am in need of a K'nex set or two.....

But I am unable to find anything within my price range.   IF there is anyone out there willing to part with their set for cheap, I would really appreciate letting me know. It isn't for me exactly,  it will be for someone I know, who I am SURE would love to build all kinds of things with them; she has AS and is very bright for her age. THANKS for any that reply and a special thank you for any that have something they'd like to part with.   BTW:  She loves dinosaurs and such.....

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


WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Live Experience

Walking with Dinosaurs is no longer presented or produced by Immersion Edutainment or Bruce Mactaggart Please see my entry under Forums to update your entry on the show. DB David Barber 213-718-7100

Topic by David BPR 10 years ago


what is a good home made cake recipe to use for a 3D dinosaur cake?

I'm going to make the 3D dino cake that I found on this site. A home made cake was recommended over the mixes because they are denser. Does anyone know of a good recipe that is dense and not at flakey as the mixes?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Would putting a wireless mouse receiver inside a plastic dinosaur reduce its signal strength too much to still use it? Answered

I threaded a USB extension through a plastic Triceratops, I mean Baby Torosaurus, to make using a flash drive an adventure every time, and I'd like to add my bulky wireless mouse receiver as well. So would adding this receiver To this baby Torosaurus reduce the signal by too much? The plastic is about a quarter of an inch think. And if you think it would, what would be some possible solutions? 

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


Pandas: Officially Cooler than Dinosaurs

Only in Mexico, so nothing is hard evidence...

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


How to Kill a Pleo (video)

Some amusing video of folks from the Sci-Fi network mildly abusing a Pleo. (This is the next toy from the people who brought you the Furby.)It's amazingly easy to kill off the little dinosaur, really. Thankfully you can always reboot.My favorite part was probably Stuart P. Bentley's comment:I can't believe you guys work for the Sci-Fi Channel and passed up the opportunity to choke a robot dinosaur while saying "IF THIS IS A CONSULAR SHIP, WHERE IS THE AMBASSADOR?"

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


Crichtonsaurus

 Micheal Crichton had a dinosaur named after him!! A new species of Ankylosaur was discovered, and named after the author of Jurassic Park. Granted, this news is 8 years old, but it is still pretty remarkable. The official name is Crichtonsaurus bohlini, is roughly 3 meters long, and named after the man that simultaneously had a number one movie, book, and t.v. show. (Image from Here). If you haven't read his books, he is a fantastic author, and I highly recommend them. Micheal Crichton R.I.P. Further Reading: @ Micheal Crichton's Website @ Wikipedia @ An E-Mail

Topic by Wasagi 9 years ago


T-Rex visits Australian School

I found this link today on Twitter (RE-tweeted by @Mr_Wallace)  <br /> youtubelink I love this, I think if I was in this school I would have S**t my pants Baby t-rex or not! I hope the rest of the school budget is spent on therapy

Topic by Biggsy 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do you make a speaker that will fit inside a costume that can be programed to make dinosaur sounds? Answered

I am building a dinosaur costume for halloween (probably wont be done till next year though) but i am clueless as to how to make something like this. Its what they used for the walking with dinosaurs costumes except i dont think they had their own sound system in the costume... (if this makes any sense). but i want to program raptor sounds to it but i only want them to be able to activate when i press a button but i obviously dont know how.

Question by shewerewolfgirl1994 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Ok, Other People Need to Enter!

 Other poeple need to enter this contest! Part of me doesn't want the competition, but the other part realizes that without competition, there can be no victory. If you are reading this, I'm looking at you to submit a supercalifragilisticexpialidocius Instructable to this contest! As Theodore Roosevelt said, "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred be dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error o shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cols and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Now go and make a great Instructable!

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


How long could you survive chained to a bunk bed with a Velociraptor?

I know this question comes up a lot in life but someone has been nice enough to help people answer it, only problem is last time I woke up cradled in the arms of a Raptor it survived about 35 seconds before I butchered and fried it... There's a club of such people, Chuck Norris is still working on the T-shirt.Anyway the quiz thinks 1 minute, 41 seconds... Link via Neatorama

Topic by killerjackalope 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How could you make a Pterodactyl shriek sound effect, without electronics or pre-made instruments?

Each year my school does a stomp class competition, you do some sort of performance, usually centered around percussion, without using any instruments or electronics. I intend to go quite thoroughly over the top this year. I'm building a 9-foot wooden T-Rex ( A scaled up version of kaptaink_cg 's instructable), and plating it with metal so it can be used as an instrument. I'm also making a Pterodactyl (same instructable). I wanted some way of making a screeching sound (something along the lines of this http://soundbible.com/1497-Pterodactyl-Scream.html) - but with out instruments or speakers.  The gym has a zipline I can attach this too, and I've been playing with ideas on how I can use the moving air as it falls to make the screech. I was thinking of the kids toys, like the pipe you turn upside down for a sound - but it's not quite the right sound. I've also played with the string and oatmeal container resonance chamber idea. Does anyone have any ideas on how this sort of sound effect could be made, or have any ideas about where to look?

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


3D Dinosaur Cake, Solar USB Charger, Office Beach Prank

3D Dinosaur Cake Solar USB Charger Office Beach Prank Pan for Gold 5-Minute Ice Cream Stolen Passport Guide 8-Bit Sculptures Sand Fire Pit Flexible Fabric Circuit Stylish Lamps Remove a Cork with String Tasty Sandwiches Starfield Ceiling Digital Picture Frames Easy Copy Stand

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Archaeologists + Cake nerds, recipes needed!

Sidestone Press is looking for nerdy archaeology cake recipes, if they get enough they're planning on turning them into a book. They contacted me after seeing my dinosaur excavation cake and need more nerdy cake recipes to make a book. This could be a fun crossover, but they can't make the book if they don't get enough content. Make an Instructable out of it and it's like a double-win! Here's the Facebook page, submit your recipe today and have it in a book!

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


How does the judging work?

 How is the judging for this contest going to work? I am confuzzled. I assume that Mikasaurus has it figured out, but I'm just wondering what will happen. 

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


Where is the CMOS battery in an HP xh485: mine is hiding and probably dead!?

The great old dinosaur died and symptoms are like a dead bios battery...but I can't find one, even after removing the bottom cover, the HD, KYBD, etc.

Question by buddy03 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


1970s animated series -innovation

Does anyone here remember an animated series ca 1970somethin, in which a group of people travels back to the dinosaur age and harness geysers, crack rocks by soaking wood wedges in water etc? Kinda silly but fun.

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


Was this contest created by an Instructables member? How do you do it?

 I didn't know that Instructable members could create their own contest. That's a great idea! I love to host a Ruby Goldberg Machine Contest. How do I create my own? 

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


what do you qualify as your "wierdest word?"

What would you say is your wierdest word ever? mine would be.. Floccinaucinihilipilification meaning te depreciate an item (or somthing simlar) asymptote chicxulub the supposed place where the meteor that killed the dinosaurs landed

Topic by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Yay I was waiting for this !

I have a few good ideas for this contest, one involves a LOT of hot glue :D My mate has that 1st prize sonos sound system in his house and i must say its really really really cool... Oh and below is a rock that looks like a dragon/dinosaur egg of sorts, i found it on a beach in wales

Topic by =SMART= 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What crocheted applique would make a great earflap for a crocheted hat? Answered

Ok so I am making this cool hat and I want to have earflaps like the pattern here, But alas I am a guy and I can't use hearts! I am looking for a simple applique pattern that would look really cool for earflaps, I wanted a dinosaur but I could not find any patterns. Any help would be great! Mahalo, Dan

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


Has anyone seen the Pleo Robot yet? I got this link in my email today... Or Project NAO ?

Pleo is a robot toy modeled after a dinosaur believed to have lived during the late Jurassic period. The toy is manufactured by Ugobe Labs, a company based in Emeryville, California that specializes in the design and manufacture of lifelike robots. Pleo is intended for use by adults and children nine years of age or older. ...Pleo is equipped with numerous sensors and servos. This is from a techtarget report: Pleo - robot

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


How do you make this style of costumes?

I am wanting to make a comstume like these:http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2131/godzilla2004ys1.jpg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl87dbRkc0w I am wondering how to make a costume like the old Godzilla outfit or that dinosaur in the video. I know it has a foam core with a latex skin. My thing is the foam mainly. Where do I get foam that's flexible and durable like these? Also any info on making a costume like these is much appreciated, thank you.  

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


Oh Crikey!

These guys may not have thought of everything but I can't think of anything else you could add to it right now. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2012/mar/28/science-kinetic-sculpture-video It's over 9 minutes long. From a duck to a skeleton to a robot dinosaur: scientists created this fabulous kinetic sculpture, called On the Move, to demonstrate to children the concept of energy transfer. The Launchpad team at London's Science Museum and Engineered Arts Ltd created this cause-and-effect chain of events in a warehouse in Cornwall. No soft toys were injured in the making of this film L

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


Coming Soon- Sandwich Contest!

In around 2 weeks, I will be holding a sandwich contest! Much like Mikeasaurus's Dinosaur Contest, my sandwich contest will have real prizes, as well as digital patches. Only new Instructables may be entered in the contest, so wait until it is announced to post your Instructable. Enter your entries into the Sandwich Contest group when the contest opens. Everyone who joins the sandwich group that doesn't have an entry will be in a drawing to become a judge.  5 judges will be chosen. The judging criteria is: Appearance Originality Creative use of Ingredients Quality of Instructable Spelling Grammar Picture quality Good Luck! Let the sandwich making begin!

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


Old big-screen TV -- What to do with the dang thing?

My big-screen TV is 18 years-old and is forcing me to buy a bigger house. What can I do with it? It works but the picture is just plain bad. I hate to trash it because the wood structure looks so much nicer than its reception. Aquarium? No, I don't care to clean the tank. Bookshelf? No, I don't need that. Gun cabinet? Nah. Anybody have an interesting idea or know where to direct me for creative advice? This dinosaur is huge but looks great when closed. Thanks, RebelwoaCloo.

Topic by RebelwoaCloo 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Am looking for Erector (Meccano) sets or K'nex sets...updated

But haven't a lot of "resources", so mostly unwanted sets that I could pay shipping to take them off your hands. They are for special "classes" /  tutoring segments I am having with an Asperger's Syndrome child.  (NOT the one in the video.... I am working on a wide variety of projects for the youngster.  From "squishy circuits" to robotics, to chemistry and metalurgy, but she has a keen interest in dinosaurs and Roman history, and I am a bit lost on Roman history....any suggestions on how to get THAT worked into an interesting project? Thank you Gmoon for stepping up to the plate and getting me started on this project.  It will mean the WORLD to my wonderfully attentive student :-)

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


Flying Pig Website

If anybody likes automata, but can't be bothered to work in wood and metal, try Flying Pig models.They (mainly he) make and sell cardboard kits that move in interesting ways.Obviously, most of them are for sale, but he has some free models for downloading, which change very occasionally.Probably the most interesting parts of Flying Pig for this site, though, are his Workshop Notes blog, where Rob updates readers on the process he goes through developing his models (he's part way through a dinosaur at the moment, and has released a kids range).He also has a section of mechanisms, with animations of all the paper mechanisms he uses, plus several that don't go into paper models (like a stirling engine).Generally, it's a great resource for anybody interested in engineering, paper or otherwise.

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I realize this (CNET mention of Instructables) is old news and it was probably posted when it happened...

But as long as I have been going to CNET's site, this is the FIRST time I have seen this: Instructables link from CNETMaker Faire: CNET visits the tech DIY show MEET YOUR MAKER.(4/21/2006; updated 4/28/2006)Are you a compulsive tech tinkerer, a closet MacGyver? Do you wish science fairs weren't just for students? Well, now there's an event for you: the first Maker Faire, where backyard inventors show off their projects and demonstrate how you can build them, too. CNET's on the scene, checking out the fashions, the music, the gadgets, the robots, the tech running on alternative energy--from steam to biodiesel to, yes, trampoline--and, of course, the homemade rockets... Turning a VCR into a cat feeder....Dinosaur sitings !

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


Who would win in a fight: Fungus Amungus or Noahw? - UPDATED Answered

Fungus enjoys cutting bears in half, being a dinosaur, and Swedish sports.Noah is experienced at pouring water through his nose, putting on condoms and kissing.So the big question is, Who would in in a fight?Best answer gets a patch =]Tally so far:Ed (fungus) : 11Noah: 5The results are in! And they're pretty inconclusive. While Fungus Amungus won by sheer voting power, those that know them voted for Noah. Fungus had this to say about the underdog, "Noah's been a river guide for the past month so he's probably pretty strong right now." So who would win? The world may never know. What we do know is that I'm awarding patches to both Goodhart and AndyGadget for the most logical, and systematic guesses, respectively.

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


Can I use a simple, older, digital camera w/out a tripod to take pictures of small objects like jewelry in a light box? Answered

I am not familiar with photography other than the "point and click" action.  My extended family is starting to do craft items and we would like to know how to take pictures of our work to put on our website.  I have researched the various light boxes etc but can't find out much about which camera to use.  I have the only camera which is  the Kodak EasyShare C653.  (Probably a dinosaur).  My daughters and granddaughters have usual iphones, android (types) etc and they take pictures with them.  Even my Great Grandson (2years old) takes pics accidentally (I think it's by accident but who knows. :)

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


Microsoft Photodraw - does anyone use it any more?

I have Photodraw 2000 on my computer from several years ago - I copied it onto my newer computer and I use it all the time to add text, borders or effects and to correct old photos or erase backgrounds.  I use my photos for various purposes, for teaching and family use, so it's good to be able to do lots of things with the photos in just one simple program I love Photodraw- it has so many uses and is easy to use. I never got the hang of using layers as in paint.net (which I've tried ) and Photoshop (which seems so expensive and complex). Does anyone else still use Photodraw or am I hanging on to a dinosaur here?

Topic by Puzzledd 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


How can you make custom shaped sprinkles in large quantities?

I've found recipes for sprinkles, but their all either normal shaped sprinkles, or made out of paper clay. I'd like to make some custom shaped sprinkles, preferably ones that are actually edible. I was playing with the idea of doing it in the same way you make custom gummy shapes (theres a gummy lego brick instructable somewhere), but with the time required and the size of the sprinkles this seems impractical. Ideally I'd like a few different shapes - all Star Trek and dinosaur related, of course, but I don't want to spend several days making a few at a time (the recipe says it takes 24 hours) So, does anyone know of a - faster sprinkles recipe - good way to make a mold for a lot of small pieces (I don't see sticking a bunch of tiny Spock heads into a silicone mold as the preferable method, but it seems like it would work) - or another way to make shaped sprinkles besides a mold

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


An embarrassment of riches

I was an Artist in Residence at Instructables from September-December 2013, and words cannot express how wonderful it was.  Instructables has recently built out what I can only imagine is the world's greatest general use workshop, at Autodesk's Pier 9 facility.  You are probably aware of this shop if you're reading Artist in Residency posts, but if not, check out the overview here and the machine details here.  I tried to learn and do EVERYTHING in this shop!  I didn't quite succeed in that but I came close enough that I didn't totally finish any of my projects.  I'd planned to make an articulated model of an Escher drawing and an 8 foot tall steel dinosaur statue, both projects I could probably have spent all my time there on.  There was so much awesome to learn about and experiment with, though, that I kept getting distracted by side projects and what-if's that I might not have had opportunity to mess around with later on.  So what I actually ended up making was a series of acrylic jewelry, two small cardboard dinosaur models, MOST of the Escher drawing (I finished it later), some sheet metal walking-leg linkage experiments, half of a new Mustache Ride, part of a sixth Pulse of the City heart, tests of chemically-mediated etching on metal, a pair of 3d printed snowflake ornaments, and the beginnings of a pair of antler pants.  (I will definitely write instructables for the dinosaur and the pants, when they are complete.) I loved it all.  I loved it all so much, and so consistently, that I had to try everything and was hardly able to finish anything.  I cut metal on the waterjet, I printed many 3d things on the 3d printers, I lased like it was going out of style, I lathed like I didn't know what I was doing (Yay Learnings!), I cut and welded and drilled and screwed and printed and ground and sewed and soldered and blasted and glued.  I was like a kid in a candy shop who can't finish the fudge because the lollipops are so tasty and then whoa! peanut brittle! peppermints! gumdrops!  The only part of the shop I didn't use was the test kitchen because, well, I don't really cook. Three months was not enough.  Three years would not be enough.  I feel so fortunate to have been in there doing anything at all for any amount of time, though.  Things I can do now that I couldn't do last summer include: turn wood on a lathe cut metal, stone, cardboard, etc on a waterjet etch metal on a laser printer operate a small vacuum former print multiple materials on an Objet Connex run a jointer and planer operate a Shopbot TIG weld aluminum (to be sure, I'm lousy at this still, but I know How) operate a sand blaster bend steel tubes I'm an introverted anti-social nerd so it has taken me to the bottom of this post to talk about the people.  I absolutely need to say how great the people there are - everyone, no matter their job description, makes things.  Everyone just gets how it is to lose yourself in making some weird possibly useless object that you might have to get rid of when you're done anyway, but you just need to work on it to figure out That One Thing that you didn't quite understand but now you do!  It is a rare and wonderful set of people.  And some of the people, it is explicitly their JOB to teach me about all the equipment and help me with any problems I had with anything at all. If you're reading this you should definitely apply for this program.  You do not want to miss out on working in this shop.

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


The Contest Purple

Original Melzy Creations wants to see your original purple creations! ANY PROJECT THAT IS PUBLISHED THAT IS PURPLE IN COLOR IS ELIGIBLE FOR A PRIZE FROM MELZY! A symbol of good judgment, meditation, and most importantly, figs, we think purple represents us really well. We use it in our ingredients and all of our branding, but we want to see what you can do with it! Do you have a fig’n awesome recipe for purple plum pie? Maybe you’ve got a killer tutorial for a purple dinosaur costume, know how to construct a lifelike replica of a sea urchin, can build a robot that shoots violet laser beams from its eyes, or you’re just looking for an excuse to paint that sailboat you built last summer a nice shade of electric indigo. Whatever it is, we want to see it! Anything goes as long as it’s purple. The contest will be open to step-by-step, photo, and video Instructables, with bonus points for those who incorporate figs into their project. It doesn’t matter whether your work is old or new, as long as it’s yours to share with the world. Go ahead and get started, we can’t wait to see what creations you come up with! Check it out!

Topic by audreyobscura 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Instructables Gift Exchange Entry

My skills include: electronics, sewing, building things, hardware hacking, laser cutting things, digital art stuff, computer re-use, Art (capital A), imagineering, writing, what-have-you What I'd like to make for someone: something strange with electronics or a musical instrument of some sort I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): M, L (Large preferred) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: nah What I like: strange things made with electronics, Art (capital A), Stuff for my home, musical instruments (particularly guitars), books, soft things, taxidermy, dinosaurs, silly helmets, cameras, rock and roll What I don't like: sundresses, ball gowns, jewelry, clocks, Steampunk! I absolutely can't have: cats Type of thing I'd love to receive: something fun, something incredibly useful, something incredibly useless, Art (capital A), something that does something, something that makes music, handmade books Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Sure, but it would be going by 'slow mail' Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I am 18+

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Help me and win a 3 months PRO membership!

Here's the deal: I won a 3 months PRO membership with this Ible and I need some help. So why not combine the both? So far I have launched my website and people are picking it up. I have done (some) Google Search Engine Optimization and joined a very appropriate Group on Flickr called "Take pictures while riding a bike". However, that's not enough. I would like to intesify my Internet marketing effort so I am looking for: 1. Sites that review new products that are related to cycling and / or photography. 2. Good blog-spots that review these kind of articles as well. 3. Other internet places like, social media, where I could join similar discussions / groups. I promise, I won't just Spam. Note to point 3: I don't have any Facebook friends simply because I don't have a Facebook account (measured in Internet time, I'm a dinosaur). Should I join anyway? Just for this purpose? Share your ideas and sites with me, the best answer (to be decided by me) earns a 3 month PRO membership! Hope to hear from you!! UPDATE: I have rewarded the 3 month PRO membership to Waterbaby. Thanks everyone for all the useful suggestions!

Topic by bertus52x11 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Laptop LCD Cold Cathode re-use

So recently, an old laptop of mine died. It was an old dinosaur of a laptop, slowly running down the remaining years of its life. Then it died. So sad. To honor its death I dismantled it. I got an interesting motherboard, some decent speakers, a 5gb harddrive along with a floppy and disk drive. What really interested me the most though is the LCD screen. At first I hoped that I could re-used the screen as a tertiary screen for my desktop, but later I realized the near-impossibility of this task and gave it up. Instead I chose to take the screen apart for its cold cathode lamp. It's almost 12 inches in length, and very thin. Before the motherboard died, the LCD back light was still working. So I wanted to take it out, along with its inverter, to attempt to re-use it. Soon after doing this I saw a problem in my plans: the input of the inverter is a whopping nine wires. This is a bit more than I'm used to dealing with for power supplies. I was wondering if you guys knew any way that I could go around this? At request I can most more pictures and model number of the inverter in case you can't read it in the photo. tl;dr - Cold cathode inverter in picture. output is two wires, input 9 wires. How do I use this

Topic by Pixel_Master 7 years ago


I am still curious....and wanting to know the best methods of acquisition of said kits...

I am curious, not so much for my own self (after all, I am nearing my mid fifties) but because a youngster that I am mentoring likes this kind of thing, is there any way to get a decent "collection" of parts together without spending half a fortune? She prefers robotics, dinosaurs, and human anatomy to other subjects, but loves to build just about anything.  And since erector sets and lego mindstorms sets (she's a bit advanced for an 8 year old) are so expensive, and she does have a small K'nex set started, I figured we could "build" on that one, if it can be done at a reasonable price.   Sadly for me, "reasonable" is much less than the average idea of reasonable. When I was younger, I got an erector set that could build literally hundreds of different "contraptions" for about $20-$30 and now I see on line a "discounted" "contraptions" set that can be used to build 6 different things for about the same price.....not really comparable in any way.  Tinkertoys are not really that "useful" for "creating" things as far as I could see (had those as a child also and the one I am helping doesn't care for them either). She also has a set of lincoln logs, but bores of them quickly as her imagination has not yet had a chance to "kick in" :-) I know I asked a similar question recently (in the general forums) that was a bit more broader in perspective, so I thought I would narrow it down and get some input from you all. Thank you in advance !

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