Great Exhibition 2010

The Great Exhibition of 2010 was held at London's La Scala nightclub, with over a thousand costumed attendees. Have a look at the BBC video which won't embed - lots of the stuff we are familiar with through such luminaries as gmjhowe, but other, less traditional imagery as well, especially in some of the costumes. There is also a slideshow here My favourites are the actually-steam-powered piano, and the the thunderbuss.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What projects should I make for science exhibition for school?

A science exhibition is going to be held on my school and I read in class 9. So, I want to participate in it and make something unique, special, fun and interesting. Therefore, please suggest some projects which can be made at home and whose parts can be found easily at home by toys like R/C car, etc. Note that I am not good at soldering circuits nor I am not too rich to buy all that stuffs and as I live in India, there is nothing which I can buy. Even simple parts like LED, DC motor are not available to all shops. Please do remember that I would a project which is based on electricity and also you can suggest a project which uses a solar board, 9-volt battery, LED, DC motor, magnet, laser as I have all of these stuffs already,

Asked by Electrify 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


SIGGRAPH2010 - Emerging Technologies Exhibition

Last week I went to Los Angeles to attend my first Siggraph conference. There were so many different events to attend throughout the week. I spent the majority of my time exploring the emerging technologies exhibit. With all the interactive and innovative demonstrations it felt like I had stepped into the future for a moment! In this slide show I will highlight my favorites from emerging technologies. Some of these pictures were taken by me and some I took of their website (you will be able to tell which are which). If you see something that interests you I would suggest following the links I provide to learn more. Organized by picture (put cursor in top left corner of picture to figure out what picture you are looking at) Colorful Touch Palette (1) This is an electro-tactile stimulation systems that allows the user to feel and experience the tactile sensations of painted textures. Blend and combine textures to create new sensations. Shaboned Display - An Interactive Substantial Display Using Soap Bubbles (Favorite) (2-5) This was my favorite exhibit in emerging technologies even though parts of the bubble machine weren't working. This system is designed to show images in a matrix of soap bubbles. Air pumps lie beneath the display controlling the size and shape of the bubbles by monitoring the amount of air released. This system is also interactive! When a bubble pops (touch a bubble with your finger) a musical note will play! LED Tile by Junichi Akita @ Kanazawa University (6-7) Use a laser pointer to draw on these tiles to create patterns on LEDs.  To create large display areas connect individual units of LEDs which will allow them to communicate.   You can also interact with these displays in various ways.  Tilt the tiles and the LED patterns will look like they're falling off the tile in the direction tilted. 360-Degree Autostereoscopic Display (8-9) 3D graphics with out 3D glasses.  Using 360-degree autostereoscopic display technology you are able to view all angles of a 3D volumetric objects. I don't understand all the technical details, but this I do understand...you can use this technology for 3D interactive games, cool!  You can see in the images there is an interface to play BrickBreaker.  Walk around the device as you are playing the game. Imaging Skyping with this!!!!!!!! Haptic Canvas: Dilatant Fluid-Based Haptic Interaction (10) This new technology allows you to experience new haptic sensation by putting your hand in a pool filled with dilatant fluid.. Dilatant fluid is just a 1:1 mixture of starch and water.  It has a solid-like state when an external force is applied to it (grabbed, pushed, or tapped).  And it has a liquid-like state when it is free from the external force. This research is to create a new haptic interaction using this dilatant fluid by controlling the change in state, or dilatancy, of the fluid.  They have created a glove with a sucking tube and a filter which creates a change in state of the dilatant fluid.  The haptic sensations come from the friction between the jammed particles around the finger and at the bottom of the pool. You can see me trying this device (I don't think the camera man understood what I asked him to get me in the frame, but you can see my hand!).  This video gives a great explanation. Meta Cookie (11-12) Imagine eating a lemon and it tasting like chocolate!  This is the worlds first "pseudo-gustation system" which allows humans to perceive various tastes by changing visual and olfactory information.

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Will you be Exhibiting at Maker Faire?

Will you have your own booth at this year's Maker Faire in San Mateo? Let us know in the comments below, and share a little about your booth and what projects you'll be showing off. Can't wait to see you there!

Posted by kazmataz 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Fake X-RAY Exhibit

Hello all I wanted to know if anyone has an idea about cameras that have an X-RAY application. I am building a kids hospital for a museum and we want a play X-RAY machine. I thought that there may be a camera with an app that you can take a picture of someones hand, leg, face ect. and then it would alter the photo to look like a bone visible photo. Any ideas? Thanks

Posted by Montrose 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Altered Barbie in San Francisco

It's time for another Altered Barbie exhibition in San Francisco - perhaps the best thing that's happened to Barbie since her introduction over 50 years ago. Here Barbie "breaks out of the mainstream American concept of beauty and social stigma. The new Altered Barbie metamorphoses and naturally blossoms into a diversity of attitude, social roles, politics, and culture expressed through the medium of art." If you've seen lavonnesbarbies at Maker Faire, you already have a good idea of what you're in for.  If not, check out the great gallery hosted at Altered Barbie and find out more about the upcoming exhibition!

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Artists in Residence Exhibition at Pier 9

The annual Autodesk Artists in Residence Exhibition was held at Pier 9 in San Francisco from January 22-24, 2015. Check out some of the projects and learn more about the Artists in Residence (AiR) program here. (To see all AiR Instructables, follow the Artist in Residence group.) "Best art opening ever!" Some snaps from the evening: Photos by Brad Avery, Charlie Nordstrom, and Sherry Wong.

Posted by xxlauraxx 4 years ago


Can a Singularity Exhibit an Electrostatic Field ? Answered

What is wahh.......  a small black hole ...........  that's a singularity. If you bombard  it  with electrons ( which carry a negative charge ) will the tiny Black hole be attracted to your pet cat.   Cat fur looses electrons easily and acquires a positive charge.

Asked by iceng 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Make It Yourself... Call For Existing Works

Cybersonica with Openlab Workshops and Manchester Art Gallery present: Make It Yourself www.cybersonica.org openlabworkshops.org www.manchestergalleries.org CALL FOR EXISTING WORKS Make It Yourself is an exhibition of inventive Arduino and DIY electronic-circuitry projects to accompany the major solo exhibition Recorders by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at Manchester Art Gallery between 18 September 2010 to 30 January 2011. See http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/exhibitions/index.php?itemID=73 for more information. A rapidly expanding community of people worldwide is taking advantage of new, cheaper technology and a growing pool of shared knowledge to make things for themselves – useful things, clever things, silly things, unique things. Make It Yourself is a ‘small but perfectly formed’ show of a handpicked half-dozen of these hand-made devices. We are now accepting submissions of existing Arduino and DIY electronic-circuitry projects from artists, hobbyists, hackers, DIY musicians and anyone interested in making things for themselves wishing to exhibit their work as part of Make It Yourself. We are looking for pieces that reveal and demonstrate: unique devices born out of imagination or happy accident how everyday artefacts actually work custom-made tools born out of a frustration that nothing else quite does the job modified consumer products that now do something their manufacturers never conceived of Overall we are looking for inventive projects that demonstrate a wide range of function and form, simplicity and complexity, humour and intent. We expect creators of selected works to provide a project ‘info pack’ of design schematics, component lists, code and step-by-step assembly instructions. Deadline: Monday, 13 September 2010 Notification: Friday 17 September 2010 Download: application PDF available for download from www.cybersonica.org

Posted by Prodical 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Model Railway Exhib - Conservatory of Flowers - Mini SF Landmarks made of Recycled Materials

There is going to be a Model Railway Exhibition at the Conservatory of Flower in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. They turned one of the wings into the largest fantasy Model Railroad layout. Landmarks of San Francisco have been built out of Recycled/Repurposed Materials and placed around the layout. It looks really cool.The Conservatory of Flowers is Recycled Acetate File Folder Tabs, Corrugated Plastic and Chess Pieces for Finials. The Chinatown Gate is out of Mah Jongg Tiles and Dice, Portals of the Past is from Cassette Tapes, the TransAmerica Pyramid had 6000 Computer keys, and Coit Tower has Rulers and Yardsticks. There are more buildings also.November 20, 2008 - April 19, 2009Golden Gate Express ExhibitionThere is a video at the link and you can read a news story about it.Model Railway-Conservatory of FlowersPhotosSan Francisco Chronicle

Posted by SFHandyman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Horsepunk Exhibit

Steampunk may be in love with brassy steam-powered devices, but what about the horses? How would the modern world be if everything was still horse-drawn? That's a question that a group of SVA students tackled and will be showing off in an exhibit in the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, NY. Can someone please stop by to take some more pics when it opens Feb 2? I'd love to see more of this. Horsepower Exhibit linkvia Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


DIGIFABULOUS 2014, Call to Artists for Juried DigiFab Exhibition

Hi, I'm writing to let you know about a digital fabrication show I am putting together that will be shown at the University of Minnesota Department of Art Quarter Gallery. http://www.digifabulous.org/ I would really appreciate any help in getting the word out. I hope you consider entering, thanks!

Posted by Anthony Kling 5 years ago


how to use lots of photo portraits to make an image of a painting?

I would like to make an photo of oil painting from an exhibition from all of the visitors that i have to an exhibition. How do i do this?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Master of Fine Arts Exhibition- San Francisco Art Institute

You are cordially invited to my Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. Opening reception will take place this Friday from 7:00-9:00pm in the Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason. The exhibition will continue May 17-22nd from 12:00-6:00pm. Over one-hundred artists will be represented at this event.Thank you very much,Jesse Henselwww.jessehensel.comAdditional Information:http://sfai.edu/page.aspx?page=290&navID;=652&sectionID;=4Directions:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl;=en&q;=Buchanan+St.+and+Marina+Blvd,+San+Francisco,+CA&ie;=UTF8≪=37.805274,-122.433701&spn;=0.009833,0.015814&z;=16&iwloc;=addr

Posted by jesse.hensel 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Christmas 'Present' exhibition and Christmas craft and Vintage fair Nottingham

I'd like to advertise two exciting events taking place in Nottingham, England at Hopkinson Gallery 21 Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3AJ The first event is a private viewing of the christmas present exhibition of contemporary Art, Craft and Design from local anad regional artists and designers. As well as an exhibition of photographs by the Nottingham flikr group. This event is taking place on Tue 30th November 7pm-10pm, admission is free and there will be live music, drinks and nibbles. The exhibition is alos open from now untill 24th Dec - Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 11am-5pm There is also a Christmas craft and vintage fair which will  have a wide variety of contemporary Art, Craft and Design from local designers as well as a selection of handpicked vintage and re-worked vintage products. Open on Sat 4th/11th/18th Dec 11am-5pm So come along, say hi and you never know, you may find that perfect christmas present you've been looking for

Posted by kez245 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


visitor friendly audio devices for exhibits

I am coordinating an exhibit on musical instruments and want to include a bunch of sound clips of music demonstrating how the instruments on display would sound if played. Does anyone have any suggestions for audio devices that could do this but still be (a.) cheap, (b.) sustain a lot of hands on activity,(c.) have good sound quality, and (d.) have the ability to be manipulated relatively easily by our visitors? Thanks for your help!

Posted by agentshna 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How can I preserve animal organs for an open exhibit?

Hi all, I'm participating in an art exhibition and my project contains two animal organs, a pigs heart and kidney which will be lying on and in a bag of soil, and I'm looking for ways to preserve these parts to be displayed openly at room temperature. I've looked into DIY plastination and preserving them in alcohol etc but I was wondering if anyone had recommendations? Hopefully inexpensive as a bonus. If it seems impossible I've considered  having multiple organs, freezing them and rotating them after they begin to defrost but this seems a tad over elaborate. If anyone has any suggestions if really appreciate it! Thank you kindly, James

Asked by JamesMcKernan 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Ideas Related to arduino for a goob science project for science exhibition?

Hey Frnds! The is going to be a science exhibition in our school and i want to make something that is the best of all. I have recently bought an Arduino UNO and i'm excited to use it in my project. I saw many things that can be made out of arduino but i'm not sur if it can be a good project or not. Can you please give some suggestions and explain them a bit. If possible plz also give its link. I will be very grateful to all of u.

Asked by 1101Snehil 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


2009 BrickCon Seattle Washington

BRICKCON 2009 WHAT: BRICKCON BrickCon is a 4-day convention including a 2-day public expo where Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoLs) OR Adult LEGO Hobbyists (ALH) can congregate and display their creations. It is made up of two parts: Convention and Exhibition. The Convention provides a place for fans to get together and share their friendship, experiences and show off their fantastic creations. There are many smaller events within the Convention including contests, games, round-table discussions, seminars and presentations. The Exhibition invites LEGO fans of all ages to view hundreds of incredible hobbyist-built creations and meet, and hopefully be inspired by, their creators. This is BrickCon's 8th year of providing stimulating and fantastic displays! WHERE: Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center, Seattle Washington WHEN: October 1 through 4th, 2009 Public Exhibition is October 3rd and 4th 11am to 3pm Convention is 8am to 11pm WEBSITE: www.brickcon.org HOTEL: There are many, but the Hampton Inn is the "preferred" hotel. BrickCon is going to post a code for you to use when you register at this hotel to receive a discount from their usual rates. COST: Convention fee is $50. Exhibition Admission is $7 individual, $20 family, children under 4 admitted free. WHO: All Adult Fans of LEGO! Several LEGO employees will be attending! THEME: Imagination in Motion!

Posted by ftking_83702 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


do you have an art section?

I am an artist. Can I exhibit my work on this site?

Asked by jacjon 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


FM transister

How to build an fm transister on an breadboard. I am a class 7 student . and science exhibition is near pls help me

Posted by 2illickans 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


3D photo-tours of LHC and detectors on the Web!

New Scientist reported today on an online exhibit of 3D-navigable photographs of the LHC and associated experimental detectors. Very, very cool!Even more interesting are the bizarre anamorphic images which pop up when you navigate between the pages of the exhibit. These are apparently the originals from which the navigable pages themselves are generated.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


2012 BrickCon Seattle Washington

BRICKCON 2012 WHAT: BRICKCON BrickCon is a 4-day convention including a 2-day public expo where Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoLs) OR Adult LEGO Hobbyists (ALH) can congregate and display their creations. It is made up of two parts: Convention and Exhibition. The Convention provides a place for fans to get together and share their friendship, experiences and show off their fantastic creations. There are many smaller events within the Convention including contests, games, round-table discussions, seminars and presentations. The Exhibition invites LEGO fans of all ages to view hundreds of incredible hobbyist-built creations and meet, and hopefully be inspired by, their creators. This is BrickCon's 10th year of providing stimulating and fantastic displays! WHERE: Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center, Seattle Washington WHEN: The private convention runs Oct 4-7. The public exhibition occurs on Saturday October 6 from 10am - 4pm, and Sunday October 7th 9am - 3pm. WEBSITE: www.brickcon.org WHO: All Adult Fans of LEGO!

Posted by ftking_83702 6 years ago


sort of relevant to us

Http://www.redinkstudios.org/eexhibition/an exhibition for art made by engineers...hardly any time left to submit though, maybe someone out there is interested.

Posted by foobear 11 years ago



Calling All Artists: What Matters Most?

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan invites artists to submit works of art for its coming exhibition What Matters Most, part of the Exhibitions Without Borders series. Artists may be professionals or members of the public, and can be of any age or from anywhere in the world. All works submitted must be in the medium of either collage or assemblage. The exhibition will run from early November 2008 to mid-February 2009.Each work should show what the artist values most beyond family and friends. Is it home or country, or a letter from a beloved grandmother, or a work of art, a new car, a pair of great jeans, the latest techno-toy, or a beloved stuffed animal or real live dog? Is it something much bigger like the environment, diversity, or the Bill of Rights? All collages and assemblages are welcome. The deadline for entries is October 20, 2008. To find out more about this exhibition or the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, call (920 458-6144. See full guidelines and more about what to create and how to enter it at http://www.jmkac.org/WhatMattersMost

Posted by Kohler Arts Center 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


torque between car alternator and permanent magnet alernator?

Does car alternator and permanent magnet alternator exhibits the same amount of torque during its respective charging state?

Asked by ghans_00 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Call for Entry

Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver, Colorado, is pleased to invite national and international artists who incorporate digital fabrication methods such as 3D printing, Laser cutting/etching, Plasma cutting or CNC Routing in their art making, to submit work for a juried exhibit; DIGITAL DIMENSION. Please note that "digital fabrication" does NOT include such processes as digital print or gicleè. The exhibition will open August 29th and run through September 26th. To download the show prospectus and entry form, please go to: http://www.nizaknollgallery.com/call-for-entries.html

Posted by jenga55 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Building a Small Giant Piano? Can i just wire switches to the key contacts on a electronic keyboard?

Im thinking a wooden frame with Lexan keys ...When stepped on Lexan flexs and depresses a switch underneath. Ive researched RasberryPI and other things of this nature ...but couldnt I just wire the switches into a keyboard... replacing what happens when you press a key? Its for an exhibit for kids.....this thing is going to get serious punishment! I need simple and reliable.

Asked by Exhibits Guy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


An Exhibition of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders!

Now is the time to submit your Applications to sell your lovely wares at The Great Hand Car Regatta and Exposition of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders in Santa Rosa, Ca. This one day event will feature live music, sideshows, food and human powered, rail-bound and artistic racing contraptions of all sorts. We hope to have a large area devoted to independent Crafters and Makers. Please download an application and peruse our site at www.handcarregatta.com lovely, just lovely!

Posted by little green 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can I be privileged by getting the answer on how to charge a leyden jar capacitor ?

I want it really fast as my exhibition stars 2 hrs from now.......................HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by BANANI 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


please give me project ideas on solar panel & solar cells for exhibition project.

Please give me ideas &procedure; to construct a solar panel & solar cell which can produce more electricity. Tell me how it works and also give me list of necessary parts required for construction with circuit diagram. Also tell me where can i get those parts easily & also tell me alternative methods and alternative parts that can be used.Please respond with your ideas immediately so that i can construct it effectively for my exhibition.

Asked by vamsi srinivas 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


URGENT!!!Reply fast!!!BC 547 switching? Answered

My school exhibition's tomorrow and I need to do something urgent.There's a 7 VDC supply which is converted to 5 VDC by a voltage regulator(both have a common negative terminal).I need a BC 547 to act as a switch and complete the circuit of a device connected to the 7 volt circuit when the 5 volts is used as a signal and sent to the transistor.To put it in another way-The device needs to run on 7 volts when a 5 volt signal is sent to the BC547.I've got about 4 hours of time before I go to sleep(actually forced to!)and the exhibition's tomorrow morning!!!

Asked by Adarsh_tronix 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


director coach outlet online

To protect show the city has higher profile than off the project as primarily ningbo intangible cultural heritage demonstrated center. The center on June 7, 2008 world heritage day celebration, located in yinzhou area should be under the village streets west of the ancient village bay, beautiful scenery, elegant environment, use the ancient village west of of primitive simplicity elegant traditional building, will the bay tourist culture and the testament mulberry traditional culture, and the combination of colliding promote each other, coordinating development. Protection exhibition center on ningbo city range about more than 60 have higher popularity and influence the programs, page display, visual illustration and field sales. Protection show center is located in a traditional siheyuan inside, indoor display surface by approximately 2200 square, outdoor available area is 1000 square, of medium professional exhibition hall, divided into sequence hall, a layer of exhibition hall, 2 hall and outdoor interact area four parts. Sequence hall to the form of layout is introduced, showcase ningbo city within the scope of the national, provincial, municipal gave the project, a layer, second floor for crafts exhibition hall hall, ZhuJin paint woodcarving, elder Mosaic, the paper-cut, root, about 30 items on display in this, outdoor interactive area is for the demo project activities sites, a stage. (2) have yinzhou district main intangible cultural heritage project of ningbo (yinzhou) museum. The museum is located in yinzhou district government south side, cover an area of 60 mu, with a total construction area of 27000 square meters, invest 250 million, 5 December, 2008 officially opening, the central, provincial and other leaders DuoCi visit the museum, the library intangible cultural heritage project elder Mosaic, ZhuJin paint woodcarving, such as gold and silver has open special exhibition hall. (3) to protect national the testament ZhuJin list show mainly paint woodcarving ZhuJin paint woodcarving gallery of art. The museum is located in the beautiful scenery of the yinfeng our lucky HengXi town south, covers an area of 8 acres, the total investment of 1000 yuan, exhibition since Ming and qing dynasties to today's ZhuJin paint woodcarving collection, the art of more than 1000 pieces. ZhuJin paint woodcarving art museum director Chen is GaiHong state-level non-material cultural heritage representative inheritance.http://www.coachoutletonlineshopping.net

Posted by luckywoyao 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


2012 Bricks Cascade, Portland Oregon

BRICKS CASCADE 2012 WHAT: BRICKS CASCADE is a 3-day convention including a 2-day public expo where Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoLs) OR Adult LEGO Hobbyists (ALH) can congregate and display their creations. It is made up of two parts: Convention and Exhibition. The Convention provides a place for fans to get together and share their friendship, experiences and show off their fantastic creations. There are many smaller events within the Convention including contests, games, round-table discussions, seminars and presentations. The Exhibition invites LEGO fans of all ages to view hundreds of incredible hobbyist-built creations and meet, and hopefully be inspired by, their creators. WHERE: Oregon Convention Center,  Portland Oregon WHEN: The private convention is on Friday June 1. The public exhibition occurs on Saturday, June 2nd between 10:00AM and 4:00PM, and Sunday, June 3rd between 9:00AM and 3:00PM. The convention schedule is here: http://brickscascade.com/Schedule.html WEBSITE: http://brickscascade.com WHO: All Adult Fans of LEGO!

Posted by ftking_83702 6 years ago


How would I wire my high voltage capacitor bank? Answered

So I'm having this project that calls for a high voltage capacitor bank. I bought 10 450V 330uF electrolytic caps and want to make a 2kv (with safety margin) cap bank. I wired 5 of them in series and I end up with 2 sets of caps. My question is how would I connect those sets in parallel? Do I just connect the ends together (exhibit 1) or do I connect all the caps together (exhibit 2)? Thank you for reading!

Asked by mr.derpinton 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Design and the Elastic Mind @ MOMA until May 12

I just stumbled across this wonderful exhibition at the MOMA in NY, which will be running until May 12. If you browse the online exhibit, you'll see a bunch of technologies and artworks that have graced these pages previously, but there's tonnes more of Really Cool Stuff - definitely worth passing by if you happen to be in New York...Design and the Elastic Mind, February 24-May 12, 2008View the Online Exhibit!In the past few decades, individuals have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter, and individuality. Working across several time zones, traveling with relative ease between satellite maps and nanoscale images, gleefully drowning in information, acting fast in order to preserve some slow downtime, people cope daily with dozens of changes in scale. Minds adapt and acquire enough elasticity to be able to synthesize such abundance. One of design's most fundamental tasks is to stand between revolutions and life, and to help people deal with change. Designers have coped with these displacements by contributing thoughtful concepts that can provide guidance and ease as science and technology evolve. Several of them—the Mosaic graphic user's interface for the Internet, for instance—have truly changed the world. Design and the Elastic Mind is a survey of the latest developments in the field. It focuses on designers' ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and social mores, changes that will demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior, and convert them into objects and systems that people understand and use.The exhibition will highlight examples of successful translation of disruptive innovation, examples based on ongoing research, as well as reflections on the future responsibilities of design. Of particular interest will be the exploration of the relationship between design and science and the approach to scale. The exhibition will include objects, projects, and concepts offered by teams of designers, scientists, and engineers from all over the world, ranging from the nanoscale to the cosmological scale. The objects range from nanodevices to vehicles, from appliances to interfaces, and from pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices.

Posted by Patrik 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Instructables Visits the Exploratorium

Instructables got to sneak in to check out behind-the-scenes at the Exploratorium (which happens to be at Pier 15 which is right next door to the Instructables HQ) as well as entry into the After Dark Event: Transformations.  During the private tour we were able to get more information about specific exhibits as well as a see their Exhibit Development Shop. The next After Dark event will be Fog and it will defiantly be worth checking out.  And even if that doesn't work or you aren't old enough (After Dark is an adults only event) you should plan a day trip to the Exploratorium, there is so much to see! Warning: Overload of pictures to follow! Photos by Nicole and Audrey, Videos from Sherry.

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Help with trying to make an Arduino-powered MIDI keyboard-controlled ferrofluid pattern-making exhibit!

Hi guys, apologies for the long title. As it says, I'm trying to create a science exhibit that best explains a scientific phenomenon, while being fun and user-friendly. In this case, electromagnetism. Essentially, I want to hook a MIDI keyboard to a USB host shield on a Duemilanove I have lying around. The arduino reads those inputs, and outputs a designated pattern or single pin current to some electromagnets strapped under a tank of ferrofluid. When someone comes by and plonks on the keyboard, pretty patterns SHOULD HOPEFULLY rise and fall in the tank. Attached is a diagram for easier explanation. I have a couple of issues, though. 1. The arduino coding, which I haven't started with. A quick google search returned a post from Circuits@Home, where Colin from MAKE uses a modified PS3 script to recognise USB MIDI inputs. http://www.circuitsathome.com/mcu/interfacing-midi-devices-with-arduino-using-usb-host-shield This is my first real Arduino project. I've only tinkered with the I/O before this, nothing major. 2. A Duemilanove can only output 0.2 watts from a single pin (correct me if I'm wrong). Is this enough to drive a reasonably strong electromagnet? Are there some conditions I need to fulfil? Number of coils, materials for the core, etc. 3. I plan to make the ferrofluid with vegetable oil and toner. Will any old oil and toner do? Most websites come up with a specific variety, but that model usually isn't available in my area. I don't understand toner nomenclature at all lol. 4. Is it possible to wire/program the Arduino to allow a small speaker/synth to output sound, while having the current to power a set of electromagnets? I expect there to be about 12. That's all for now. I'll update if I make any discoveries/progress! Thanks so much!

Posted by cwong14 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Battery powered pinspots/lamps for trade shows

Hi all, I've been asked for help from my mom, a jeweler and craftsperson. I don't have a great answer for her, so I'm reaching out to all of you. She is going to start exhibiting at a long-term trade show in LA and she's asked me for help creating a lighting system. She doesn't have much power in the booth, and we're trying to avoid running cable. Since she's only exhibiting for 6-8 hours a day and only 2 (sometimes 3) days a week, I thought a battery powered solution might work well  (with rechargeable batteries, of course). I've found lots of cheap pinspots, washes, and LED strips that run on 12v power. I was just wondering if there was a viable solution for using battery packs or AA battery holders. Thanks for your help!

Posted by ohnoimabear 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Beautiful sculptures made from pencils, part 2

While looking up more info about the pencil sculptures in the first post, I came across this exhibit from Faber-Castell's 100th anniversary. Once again it's cool to see what people can make with some simple materials.link

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


NASA art contest - open to high school and college students

From NASA'S official website: "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration invites high school and college students from all areas of study to enter, including the arts, industrial design, architecture, computer design, and the fine arts. Students are asked to submit their work on the theme: Life and Work on the Moon. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with science and engineering students. Such collaboration is not required, but would help to ensure that the art is valid for the Moon’s harsh environment. Any full time student can enter, regardless of major or area of study.Entries will be accepted in three categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital, including video. Entries will be evaluated not only on their artistic qualities, but also on whether they depict a valid scenario. Prizes include awards and exhibit opportunities. Entries are due no later than April 15, 2009. Entries will be accepted in three major categories: two-dimensional, three dimensional and digital. Each category will have pre-determined size limits.All entries are due no later than April 15, 2009 for College entries and April 15, 2009 for High School entries.Cash prizes, certificates of achievement, and exhibit opportunities are planned.We expect that winners will be announced in May of 2009.All entries will initially be submitted digitally as 300 dpi jpeg images.An on-line gallery is planned for public viewing of the artwork.Winners will be asked to ship their work to NASA for exhibit purposes."So what are you waiting for?! As Eric would say, go make something awesome!

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Want to exhibit your work? Gallery spaces availabe

At Hopkinson Gallery in Nottingham we have some fantastic Gallery spaces available for anyone who wants to have thier work displayed. Prices range from £40-£100 for 10 days depending on where you would like your work displayed. We have spaces now until Christmas and in the New Year. If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested please email kerenyoung@ntlworld.com to arrange a meeting and a discussion involving your art work. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing what art work you can bring to this exciting space. The address for the Gallery is 21 Station street, Nottingham, NG2 3AJ Hopkinson Gallery is part of The Art Organisation (TOA) group which shows concern for the regeneration  of derelict property and the support of the arts and the education in art for the benefit of the community

Posted by kez245 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Model Railway Exhib-Conservatory of Flowers-Mini Landmarks made of Recycled Materials

There is going to be a Model Railway Exhibition at the Conservatory of Flower in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. They turned one of the wings into the largest fantasy Model Railroad layout. Landmarks of San Francisco have been built out of Recycled/Repurposed Materials and placed around the layout. It looks really cool.The Conservatory of Flowers is Recycled Acetate File Folder Tabs, Corrugated Plastic and Chess Pieces for Finials. The Chinatown Gate is out of Mah Jongg Tiles and Dice, Portals of the Past is from Cassette Tapes, the TransAmerica Pyramid had 6000 Computer keys, and Coit Tower has Rulers and Yardsticks. There are more buildings also.November 20, 2008 - April 19, 2009Golden Gate Express ExhibitionThere is a video at the link and you can read a news story about it.Model Railway-Conservatory of FlowersPhotosSan Francisco Chronicle

Posted by SFHandyman 10 years ago


Photographic Atmospheric Perspective: Does anyone know what this is?

Ok, so my not-so-tech savvy cousin called me and asked me about atmospheric perspective. It is a college assignment, and I believe she has to exhibit atmospheric perspective with a picture of a playground play set. Should she take the picture during sunset where there is a different contrast on different objects? Thanks for your help.

Asked by Brennn10 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Students build 33 foot tall cardboard tower

This cardboard tower built by students for an exhibition in Paris is 33 feet tall and held together only by screws. It's made up of 96 pieces of cardboard and only took 9 hours to assemble. Even better, no scaffolding was needed as the staircase around it provided all the access the students needed. Cardboard Tower via treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Welding and Machinist Classes

Hello I am an exhibits designer and builder for a museum. I weld and do some machining every week. I would like to take formal classes here in Philadelphia or the surrounding area but I can not find a single program! One would think that in a major city there would be something but no luck so far. Does anyone know of a school. New Jersey would be ok too. Thank You Montrose

Posted by Montrose 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Will you be at this year's Maker Faire in San Mateo?

We want to see you there! Last year we paid a visit to each of our authors who were exhibiting at Maker Faire in San Mateo, and hooked them up with a little sumpin'-sumpin'. So, will we see you there this year? Let us know in the comments below, and share a little about what you'll be bringing to the show.

Posted by kazmataz 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Short throw projector w/ auto pwr on/off

OK- looking to upgrade an exhibit that is currently using two old kodak slide projectors on an image blender to a screen that is only about 5' from the lenses. This is a rear projection scenario and I need the following criteria met: Projector must be capable of throwing up a 62" diagonal image from only about 5', maybe a few inches less. The projector must be able to be programmed to turn on (main and lamp power) and off at certain times. Whether this is done via the firmware (menu settings) in the projector itself or via RS232 commands is up to you but I don't know much about RS232 software and its capabilities as far as interfacing with a projector. I think there might be some projectors out there that automatically power on when a source is detected as well, perhaps this is part of a solution?? The application is as an exhibit in a museum. We can't afford to task someone with physically turning this on and off every day so if the process can be automated, great. This exhibit will ideally rear project an image to a screen that our visitors stand in front of. The image can be supplied by either a looping DVD or from a PC app such as Powerpoint as they are static images. One concern at power off is that power is initially only removed from the lamp of the projector and then from the fan after it has cooled the lamp sufficiently. If all power is removed from the projector at once, the fan will not run and the lamp will fail prematurely. If there are solutions outside of the box like other display technologies that I've not thought of, please share. Large plasma and / or LCD screens of that size however are cost prohibitive. Any help would be greatly appreciated. z

Posted by zootron 10 years ago


Short throw projector w/ auto pwr on/off

OK- looking to upgrade an exhibit that is currently using two old kodak slide projectors on an image blender to a screen that is only about 5' from the lenses. This is a rear projection scenario and I need the following criteria met: Projector must be capable of throwing up a 62" diagonal image from only about 5', maybe a few inches less. The projector must be able to be programmed to turn on (main and lamp power) and off at certain times. Whether this is done via the firmware (menu settings) in the projector itself or via RS232 commands is up to you but I don't know much about RS232 software and its capabilities as far as interfacing with a projector. I think there might be some projectors out there that automatically power on when a source is detected as well, perhaps this is part of a solution?? The application is as an exhibit in a museum. We can't afford to task someone with physically turning this on and off every day so if the process can be automated, great. This exhibit will ideally rear project an image to a screen that our visitors stand in front of. The image can be supplied by either a looping DVD or from a PC app such as Powerpoint as they are static images. One concern at power off is that power is initially only removed from the lamp of the projector and then from the fan after it has cooled the lamp sufficiently. If all power is removed from the projector at once, the fan will not run and the lamp will fail prematurely. If there are solutions outside of the box like other display technologies that I've not thought of, please share. Large plasma and / or LCD screens of that size however are cost prohibitive. Any help would be greatly appreciated. z

Posted by zootron 10 years ago