£255 for a t-shirt??

Heads up on a really important ebay auction, ending in a few hours. The BBC are raising funds for their new wildlife charity with an auction of favours, trips out with the stars and unique items (such as the sofa from Springwatch). Go. Look. Spend.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


A Letter to my Instructables Family

Dear instructables family, I come to you today to ask for your loving support because the Positive "sunshine" you know here, is hurting for my sister, her son and my family. It takes a huge blow to knock me down to the point that I am discouraged but the past few months my family has endured tragedies that have been difficult to bare and to openly share. My nephew has needed a kidney and pancreas transplant for five years and has recently been accepted into the donor transplant program and one of the requirements is to set up a funding program to cover medical expenses that are not covered by his insurance. Although we do not have a huge family and friend support group, we have managed to raise 65% of the modest $5000.00 that is needed for his transplant. We are nearing the end of our fundraiser and although it is very difficult for me to ask for help. I am humbled at this point and ask for your loving support. We have always been a hard working self sufficient family and have never had to ask for help from people outside our immediate family until now . . . Your support would bring a great relief to my sister who is 75 years old and about to collapse under the pressure of all the responsibilities of taking care of her youngest child who is 50. We are grateful for your consideration and support ~ I love my dear instructables family and all of the love you have shown me over the years. sunshiine~ https://pages.giveforward.com/medical/page-z85hhz/?utm_swu=2297#activity-feed-wrapper

Posted by sunshiine 2 years ago


Funding for projects?

Has anyone ever gotten outside funding for a project you were building? I have an idea for a device to make our local greenway trail safer but my investment in it would be at least a couple hundred dollars. I'm looking for ideas to gather outside funding for the project because it will benefit everyone who uses those trails. Because i am an individual and not an organization, my chances of getting grant money (even a mere $200) are slim.

Posted by Handsome-Ryan 10 years ago


Is it againts the rules of Instructables to ask for funding in an Instructable?

Hi, I am wondering if it's against the rules of instructables to ask for funding in an instructables to be able to buy  parts for my next instructables. Any one knows? Thanks in advise. :)

Posted by Electrospark 3 years ago


Support the Clap Off Bra

Hey everybody! I put the clap off bra on Kickstarter to try to raise some funds to have it manufactured. The way Kickstarter works is that I only get the funds pledged if my funding goal is met. This is a good way to see if the clap off bra is actually a viable product. I am excited to see what happens.

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


Recovery Fund for a Young Maker and Instructables Author

Young maker and Instructables author Joey Hudy (lookwhatjoeysmaking) was recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, as explained by his sister Elizabeth on a gofundme page set up to help assist his pathway forward, found here: https://www.gofundme.com/joehudysfund Please take a moment to read his story, and donate if you are able. On behalf of the entire Instructables Family: Joey, we wish you the very best going forward! Thank you everyone!

Posted by seamster 1 year ago


Assembling a Development Team (VC funding in progress)

I will keep this short and sweet. I am in the process of getting VC funding for my company/video game. I am taking emails on all parts of the development cycle. I will be using the Unity Gaming Engine for proof of concept and possible the complete game. Being that funding has not be secured yet this will be "pro bono". Please note that once funding is approved you will be offered a full-time position.  You will NOT be asked to do any work without knowing you will be offered a full time position. A non disclosure agreement has already been drafted and will have to be signed before any discussion about the game can take place. If you are interested please contact me at dave.anders@verizon.net. Again I am looking at all parts of the development process. If you do not know the Unity Engine that does NOT disqualify you as there are many parts to the video game developement process that exist outside of Unity. 

Posted by danders2 4 years ago


Crowdfunding

We love seeing our authors transform their ideas into a reality, and we want to help in whatever ways we can. Below are some of the campaigns our authors are working to get funded. We'll do our best to keep this list current, so please check out their projects, and help fellow makers in our community find success!  Current Campaigns i-mimic the animation made easy, Device capturing human motion directly in 3D animation software in real-time & without plugins. by Instructabler nawres102 Open Source DIY Automatic Tail Light, A fun and easy to assemble light sensor kit.  By Instructabler Solarcycle Tiq probe, it defines a new category of electronic debug & test tools for makers & professionals - filling the gap between DMMs & 'scopes. By Instructabler markhen57 If you have a project you're trying to get funded, let us know!  Completed Campaigns  Doughnut Safe, Turn your spare tire into a strong box.  By Instructabler Mrballeng The fumeFan, The fume Fan is a soldering fume extractor, work lamp, helping hands tool and a project organiser for hobbyists, makers and creators.  By Instructabler hertzgamma SOLARPAD Open Source 5 Watt Smart Phone Solar USB Charger, Strap this water-resistant solar panel and battery to backpacks or mount it to tripods for camping, hiking, and cycling.  By Instructabler Solarcycle Fish Bone, A no knots cord tightener specifically designed for paracord by author Mrballeng - Funded by almost 9000% of goal! Would you Woodwork, a funny and informational woodworking webseries by author Few Bits - Funded by 100% of goal!  Zero to Maker, a re-skilling guide for new makers by David Lang - Funded by almost 2000% of goal! Arabic Alphabet Fun Flashcards, cute and kid friendly learning tool by author acraftyarab - Funded and met goal! PIXEL: Interactive LED Art, an interactive LED-based display for retro pixel art by author alinke - Funded by over 600% of goal! Blinky Fish, a tiny fish-shaped board that fits on an Arduino to help teach, by author marc.cryan - Funded by almost 600% of goal! Chipper, the ATtiny Programming and Prototyping Shield, by author Hammock Boy - funded by over 1000% of goal! Piranha, a follow-up knotless gear tie for paracord, by author Mrballeng - funded by over 1400% of goal! The Question Block Lamp, a Mario-inspired, interactive lamp for your inner geek, gamer and child, by author bduxbury - funded by almost 150% of goal! Out of Time - A patina weathered I-Beam with moving gears by Instructabler hack818 Maker Kase - Universal Maker cabinet. Perfect for 3D printers, model makers, small CNC machines and open frame Bitcoin Miners by Instructabler bmc.loughlin Have you started your own Kickstarter or Indiegogo to help fund your project? Let us know! Please leave the link in the comments, along with a brief description. We'll add your project to our up-to-date campaign list above, and promote it across our channels. If you have any questions, or want to add any additional info, please email me at khoward@instructables.com Thanks!

Posted by kazmataz 5 years ago


New, Free Artist Funding Site

Hello, My name is Greg and I am the Head of Artist Relations at www.FeedtheArts.com. I wanted to reach out to this community because I think we can be very useful to many, if not all of you. We offer a platform in which artists can have projects funded without asking people for money. To celebrate our launch we are also holding some great contests, which pay out tons of Arts Cash (our site's currency). One of the great ways we are helping visual artists is through our partnerships with a few great online art supplies stores. We know supplies can add up so we have set up a great way to raise money without breaking the bank. Please check out the site and if you have any questions don't hesitate to message me on here or email me at greg@feedthearts.com. Thanks!

Posted by FTAGreg 4 years ago


Posting an instructables on an unbuilt design?

Can I post an Instructables on an idea that I have designed in detail but don't have the funds to build?

Posted by Cabla 3 years ago


perpetual energy

I conceived an idea during my physics class in 1997 that having a perpetual energy is possible. i am currently working on it with the little funds i have which will take some time to complete and try it

Posted by cleanenergy bostile 5 years ago


TinyTimer Kit

This guy, Brian Greul is trying to launch a business offering hobbyist kits. He's trying to fund his start up on kickstarter and the first kit is a micro controller based repeating timer kit that can be programed with switches or potentiometer or with Arduino.   This looks like exactly the timing circuit I need and many others can utilize as well. Problem is that if he doesn't get funded we will not likely get our hands on a TinyTimer anytime soon. He is 2/3 pledged toward a $2,000 goal but the funding period expires early Aug 29. I've been hand wiring 555 timers, some with 4017 decade counters to make timing circuits since the early 80's but I still haven't really explored the Arduino well enough to use micro controllers for the same purpose. There is no kit anywhere that will fill the gap like the TinyTimer promises. I feel that a lot of folks can just push the "Easy Button" with the TinyTimer. Please visit kickstarter.com and search TinyTimer. A pledge will get you a kit or assembled timer in November. If the kit becomes available to the public I will create an instructable for my CoolAzz Chiller which earned me an Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon at the 2007 Austin, TX  Maker Faire. Please hurry, he only has 10 days left before the funding ends.

Posted by veetron 4 years ago


Kickstarter successful!

Sweet! Earlier today my kickstarter project for my calendar hit its goal. Now there are just a few days left before it closes. Which one? This one. The Big Picture: a continuous wall calendar for 2013 Thanks to the folks on here who are funding it as well as anyone who ever even just checked it out. And if anyone was on the fence about funding it since it wasn't a sure thing, please give it another look. There's even a stretch goal. So... damn. This has been an adventure. Actually going into production on a project for the first time ever. This will be cool.

Posted by fungus amungus 5 years ago


CRT screen

Scope screen for sale! I had an old osiliscope and I had taken out the screen. the last time before I had taken it apart the screen worked. I have started working on another project and now I have run out of funds for it, so now I am figureing this screen I wanted to play with, might just get me enough funds to finish my project. I need at least $30 for the screen, thats with shipping! I feel a little sad to have to part with it.... but I really want to finish my new project.

Posted by inductionheat! 9 years ago


Big Dog

Check out Big Dog 2.0. Designed by Boston Dynamics, funded by Darpa, and coming soon to a peace protest near you (of course only after its been equipped with tear gas, rubber bullets, and cattle prods).Big Dog

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago


Vote

I know you dudes have to sell advertising to make this work, but the whole page seems to be funded by the G.O.P. As a voter who has been seriously scorched by the G.O.P. in the lat 8 years, let me link to the DemocraticParty. org for a bit of even-handedness...

Posted by Kathybear 9 years ago


LED Floaties fundraiser

I've heard so much about LED floaties,throwies,and everything else. But, I was thinking this could be used at a community cookout or something like that as a fundraiser. People buy an LED item and release it. Money could go to charity or fund. Any thoughts?

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago


Fundable.com Has anyone used this?

Has anyone ever used fundable.com? Its a site where you can set up a fundraiser. I'm trying it out and will post results if it works for me. I'm trying to raise funds to set up my workbench at the Santa Fe Complex

Posted by LinuxH4x0r 9 years ago


Our latest kickstarter project.

Hey Everyone, Here is out latest project. You can check it out here or here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/699604098/neo-web It's a magnetic gear strap that keeps your stuff on hand and out of the way.  Thanks!!! Brent

Posted by Mrballeng 4 years ago


New maker tool: Makey Makey

I found this on Reddit and it looks like an awesome tool. I allows you turn almost anything in to a button and it can work as an audrino. It a kickstarter project that is already fully funded. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joylabs/makey-makey-an-invention-kit-for-everyone

Posted by ehudwill 6 years ago


Starting a community to trade your old cables, electronic components or computer parts

Dear all, We are a small company located in Singapore and we are starting a community for the trading and reselling of your old and unwanted cables, electronic components or computer parts that are lying around your house. So help us do our part for mother earth by visiting the following link:-  http://sites.google.com/site/ventincrecables/green-ventincre As a start and due to the lack of funding, we will temporary use google group to host all advertisement postings. Hopefully, as we move along, more funding will start flowing in to enable us to utilize a better platform like tal.ki so that more people would be able to take part in this small project that we have. We will be really grateful if you can join this community by posting your advertisements and also, donating funds from time to time as these are crucial for the survival of this community. Our future plans would be to include the donation of computers and laptops to communities in developing countries, charities or schools. Do feel free to drop us an email at needitbadly@gmail.com should you have any queries or suggestions. Yours Sincerely, Ventincre!

Posted by needitbadly 8 years ago


INSTRUCTABLES ON KICKSTARTER!!!

I just launched one of my projects on Kickstarter it is a PCB shaped like a fish with 3 eyes, it connects to an Arduino board.  I really want to have a successful Kickstarter, so the whole funding goal is only $200.  Check it out! Tell your friends!

Posted by marc.cryan 5 years ago


Attempting to create a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival.

Hi! My name is Miranda and I'm trying to start up a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival that will tour America for one year. PLEASE CLICK HERE I've worked in the production industry for the past few years and I feel as though there aren't enough festivals that really showcase independent artists/crafters/musicians. I'm using Kickstarter to raise funding in order to make this happen. If you aren't familiar with Kickstarter, it's an all or nothing crowd funding site where you present a project and have people make a pledge. In return for making a pledge, you offer a reward. I'm offering some great hand made rewards and I would love it if everyone could check it out. Thank you so much.

Posted by meplusyou 5 years ago


Print Circuit Boards with Squink

From kick starter page: Create circuit boards in minutes, from home, at the cost of a cup of coffee - Squink prints conductive ink and assembles your circuit. Atmel had posted about a new device called "Squink". What it does is print a circuit board on paper (or anything flat like glass), applies conductive glue to the contacts, and automatically places your components on the board for you! They have a kick starter here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/botfactory/squink-the-personal-electronic-circuit-factory but I am 13 and cannot fund it. I believe this device will be found in the home of makers all over, and I think spreading the word will help these people. So please head to the page and fund/share the word!

Posted by DELETED_JesusGeek 4 years ago


WE NEED MORE ROBOTS

We need more entries for the robot contest so if you have an idea don't be held back. If you are young (still in school) and have an idea but no money ask your parents the'll usually be happy to help with funds and contruction. So... GET CRACKING! XD

Posted by duck-lemon 10 years ago


membership renewal

Hi:0) I am trying to renew my membership, and I get a message saying I don't have back up funds, which isn't right sinceI I use my PayPal account without any problems.  Help I want to stay Pro!!!! Love you guys.  Help please. Lyn (porcupinemamma)

Posted by porcupinemamma 7 years ago


TechShop's $60M Expansion Plans - coming to a city near you?

This announcement is posted on behalf of Jim Newton, founder of TechShop. September 23, 2013 I have some very exciting news to share with you about the TechShop community and our aggressive expansion plans. Today, the "Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act", also known as the JOBS Act, became law in the United States.  The JOBS Act allows a small company to advertise that it is seeking to raise money through the sale of securities.  Before the JOBS Act, it had been illegal for companies to advertise the offering of securities, and the law restricting that advertising had been in place for 80 years!  That restriction tied the hands of small companies and made it very difficult or even impossible for them to legally attract funding. The JOBS Act, which is a bipartisan law overwhelmingly passed by the Senate and the House and signed into law by President Obama, became law today.  It will be invaluable to start-up companies because it will make it easier for them to seek investment, and will lead to the creation of many new companies and many new jobs. Today, in concert with the JOBS Act becoming law, TechShop has launched an aggressive campaign to raise up to $60 million in funding through the sale of TechShop stock in amounts of $25,000 or more, and through the acceptance of loans of $25,000 or more from individuals.  These funds will be used to build and support new local TechShop locations. Here is a link to the official press release about TechShop's $60 million crowd-funding campaign: When I opened the first TechShop in Menlo Park CA back in 2006, it was only possible to crowd-fund the money we needed because it was legal to advertise our fundraising efforts in the state of California.  California is one of only two states in the United States that allows such advertising...the other is the State of Texas. It was only because we were allowed to advertise that we were able to reach out to our community and ask individual people to loan us $25,000 each.  We crowd-funded TechShop San Francisco and TechShop San Jose the same way, raising about $2.5 million for each of those locations in a matter of weeks. Before the JOBS Act, TechShop has crowd-funded almost $10 million so far to open our existing locations, but we had to do it either within California, or through direct communication with potential investors and lenders.  It was difficult to do this because we could not advertise outside of California, so our tried-and-true method of crowd-sourced fundraising from our community was not scalable outside of the state.  This has limited our expansion. Now, because of the JOBS Act, we can pursue funding from individuals across the country and fulfill our mission to provide every person in every community with access to TechShop's tools, resources and information.  This will allow us to drive the restoration of American manufacturing, help to create new companies and new jobs, and empower even more people to be makers! Here are the next cities in which we would love to build TechShop locations: Baltimore MD Boston MA Cedar Valley IA Chandler AZ (opening Nov 2013) Chicago IL Grand Rapids MI Los Angeles CA Menlo Park CA (moving to a new location) New York City NY Pittsburgh PA Portland OR Seattle WA St. Louis MO Washington DC (in Arlington VA) If your city is not listed above, here's the most exciting part:  As part of our $60 million fundraising campaign, we have set up a way on our web site for people to vote to determine which community the next TechShop will be located! For more information about how individuals, companies, institutions, and governments can invest or become lenders in TechShop, and how they can vote for their hometown to be the next to have a new TechShop location, please visit our investment page. Please help us spread the word so we can open new locations in the communities that want, and need, TechShop the most. Sincerely, Jim Newton Founder and Chairman, TechShop, Inc. http://www.techshop.ws/

Posted by mikeasaurus 4 years ago


Star defense fund

As you may have read here, Instructables author stasterisk was arrested at Boston's Logan airport for having a breadboard, LEDs, and a battery on her sweatshirt. Many Instructables members have inquired about helping her out in any way they can, so here's one way you can help:You can donate via Paypal to stares (at) gmail (dot) com. You can also send her a check directly. Send me a private message for her address if you'd like to donate via mail. You can also buy a t-shirt to show you support. Click here for details.Currently, she has $500 in expenses related to things like court fees. I'll keep this post updated with any further expenses.Should she receive more money than expenses, the remaining will be donated to a charity (I have suggested the ACLU).

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


St.Xaviers Kolkata goes Green with onsite solar panels(and cells)

Switching on to computers run by solar powered batteries, St.Xaviers now has alternative sources of energy to power lights, fans and other gadgets in the premises. It built the solar power system onsite as it is far more economical and powerful than the conventional system. Initially they have planned to run ten computers from as many solar panels and in phases install about 100 such panels on our roof tops to run computer science courses, The fund for research work for alternative sources of energy would be borne by the college and if needed they would approach other agency for funding. The college, celebrating its 150th year, got autonomy three years ago. And I study there!!! How cool is that?? One of our science labs are completely solar powered! I'll upload more pictures soon!! Kabir

Posted by mhkabir 9 years ago


Which most have tool to buy ? Only have 100 euros

Hi all, I'm starting a little workshop/workbench but don't have a lot of funds. What ultimate electrical tool should I get first ? (under 100 euros) I was thinking about Dremel.. but not sure how many times I'll use it :)

Posted by hgodron 6 years ago


JOT shop.

Selling duct tape wallets, can be customized, will only sell to UK, unless you are willing to pay higher postal costs.Catalog;JOT duct tape walletsmk1; Plain duct tape wallet, size-22cm by 9cm. Plastic card holder can hold around 10 cards and the note holder can hold well over 35 notes. This product comes with a 2 year guarantee.* cat no: 610 silver cat no: 611 blackmk1.3; Same as mk1 but with The JOT BBW (Blue, Black and White) design on it. This product is covered by the 2 year guarantee*, the design falling off is not part of the guarantee and may happen. cat no: 613mk1.6; Same as mk1 but with your initials embossed on the design (so they stick out). This product comes with a 2 year guarantee.* cat no: 616 silver cat no: 617 blackmk1.45; PROTOTYPE, this prototype of mk1.3 and is made of cheap, "Pound land (r)" duct tape, it is high quality but has sticky bits on and smells a bit like plastic bags. Prototypes will always have a 25% discount. This product has NO guarantee as with all prototypes it is sold as seen. cat no: 913Variable stockI also sell tonnes of electrical parts, so if you need anything, from LED's to 400v capacitors, from Motors to Photographic censors from digital cameras. Even x-box and PS2 parts, I'll sell you just about anything you could need to do with electrics for the lowest prices too, (lowest prices are including UK delivery, any other country will pay higher P&P; charges due to overseas delivery costs.Pricescat no; Price; Delivery size;610 £5.00 M611 £6.50 M613 £6.00 M616 £11.00 M617 £13.00 M913 £4.50 M LTDStandard UK delivery (2 large items marked L OR 4 medium items marked M OR 6 small items marked S) costs £2.50.Guarantee*This product comes with a 2 year money back guarantee if it is ***accidentally damaged***. No re-fund will be given if we can prove it has been deliberately cut with scissors or any other hand tool or mechanical tool of any form including, but not limited to hand saws, flamethrowers and army tanks. If you can manage to tear it with your hands, without peeling away individual layers of duct tape, then you will be awarded 100% re-fund plus a replacement wallet, the same terms apply to this guarantee that apply to the money back one above.Please not that you will not get a re-fund on any postage and packaging int his guaranteeAll products have a 30 day re-fund period in which you may return the product, with the receipt to the return address found on the back of the packaging for the wallet. If it is opened then it will qualify for the 2 year money back guarantee. The only major difference is you will get the postage and packaging re-funded as well as the price of the product.Please not that YOU will have to pay for the postage for it to be sent back to us as we can only re-fund what YOU paid US. ''Thank you for shopping at the JOT shop!''

Posted by jotism 9 years ago


Mad Science Tee Shirts!

Hello fellow instructablers!  I started my first ever teespring.com crowd funded run of tshirts about a week ago, and I'm SO CLOSE to hitting my goal!   I figured Mad Science (being the best science) might be of interest to the rest of the instructables community.  This is my own design, and I'm pretty proud of it.  Perhaps you'd like to share your own love of Mad Science by sporting one of these awesome shirts, or giving one as a gift to the Mad Scientist in your life! As of this posting (December 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm) there's just 3 days and 19 hours to go!  If I get just 10 people to preorder they get printed (I'm at 9 now), and if I get more than that then I make a little scratch to fund future projects. http://teespring.com/bestscience

Posted by depotdevoid 4 years ago


I need some brainstorming help w/funds transfer

Hey all;  I need a way to transfer 1,000,000 rubles.... NAH just kidding. I have someone that  says they are in Australia, and they would like to purchase my HOPE ticket, but their paypal "has been canceled". Can anyone come up with a safe (and cost effective) way of them making a payment without me having to give out my home address? Cost effective = would not cost me anything or at very least $5 or less.  I might even see it in  my heart to award a patch to the best answer :-)   Athough, I will have to find some time to actually make one (or ask one of our resident artists to help ;-)   Please understand....I am not asking anyone to help me DO the transfer,  I just need an idea on how the fellow CAN get the money to me without telling him where I live.    

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


Make your own organic solar cells.

I occasionally see questions from people wanting to know if they can make their own solar cells.Previously, the answer was "no".Now...The latest issue of Science in School contains a "how to" for making organic solar cells from dyes instead of silicon, that produce useful amounts of electricity.Link to "how to".Also in this issue...The archive of back issues is here (can you find my article?).If you browse the magazine, and like it, you might consider passing the URL on to friends, colleagues and potential advertisers. Previously funded by an EU grant, the print magazine is distributed free. The website is funded until October 2010, but the print magazine needs finance (sound familiar?)Anyway, if you are part of, or know of, a company that would like to target their advertising to science educators across Europe, point them at http://www.scienceinschool.org/advertising or contact them directly at advertising@scienceinschool.org

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


New Antibiotics.

Antibiotic resistance is becoming a real problem, and I figured that the crafty and scientific community could help. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/help-fund-and-add-incentive-drug-companies-create-new-and-better-antibiotics-fight-rising-super/nwTTbVX3 I started this petition on the white house website. Note: This is at no benefit to me, I am just trying to bring awareness to this issue. 

Posted by airsofter1 4 years ago


DC motors & stepper motors

I have 13 stepper motors and 10 dc motors for sell. I just have way too many laying around. I would like to sell them all for 40 dollars shipped using paypal. I'm hopping to sell them to help fund my CNC project. I also might be adding more motor as I find them.

Posted by r1dd1ck913 6 years ago


[REQUEST] My Coke Rewards - Codes under Caps!

If anybody has any Coke codes (found under your bottle caps, on the cardboard boxes, under the Dasani cardboard), I would really appreciate it if you could PM me them!  My Coke Rewards is a fun program with (sometimes) cool prizes! I'm trying to get some $20 Southwest Discount Codes with my points to help fund my travels!

Posted by Brennn10 4 years ago


Crowdfunding campaign MAKER @MIT | #FromMakerToEntrepreneur

Dear MAKERs community!My name is Dmitrii, I am also known for the Grow It Yourself (GIY) projectToday I launch the crowdfunding campaign #FromMakerToEntrepreneurThe campaign is aimed to raise funds for EDUCATION @MIT I strongly believe that this huge community that we have built together can have an impact! The support & share is truly appreciatedhttps://www.gofundme.com/FromMakerToEntrepreneur/Thank YOU in advance!

Posted by dymonxd 3 months ago


Choosing IC

I recently came up with the brilliant idea (read: scheme) of constructing gloves with built in  RGB LEDs that fade through colors randomly. I plan to sell these to ravers as they are usually spoiled rich kids (no offense) and I can fund my new found interest in electronics. My question is if anyone knows of any ICs that can control this without having to program it, like the LM3914 can work as a VU meter. If no such thing exists, then the cheapest alternative.

Posted by wootwootman 8 years ago


Convert a Wireless Keyboard to Wired

I was just given a Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite Keyboard (Model 1011). Internet searches revealed that this unit also comes with a mouse. I do not have the mouse. Nor do I have the wireless receiver. I like the keyboard and wondered how to convert it from wireless to wired. I have limited funds but plenty of spare parts, a soldering iron and time. Can anyone help me?

Posted by woelfwynde 4 years ago


"The more science you know, the less worried you are about climate"

"Americans with higher levels of scientific and mathematical knowledge are more skeptical regarding the dangers of climate change than their more poorly educated fellow citizens, a U.S. National Science Foundation-funded study has found." See link here: http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-more-science-you-know-the-less-worried-you-are-about-climate What do you believe?

Posted by mikey77 6 years ago


Insert "Village People" related pun of your choice ...

I've just come across probably our best-funded new member: the United States Navy.Really. I checked.So, aside from the fitness videos, what Instructables do we want to see from the USN?Here's my starter list:How to shoot down a satelliteHow to make a torpedoHow to operate a steam catapultWhat do you want to add to the list?

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


folding basket panniers

Anyway of making folding panniers for a bicycle like the one pictured? (Panniers are saddlebags for those of you who might not know) The material to make it out of would preferably be the metal-basket thingy, but if someone wants to try their hand at a wooden one or something else, that'd be cool to see :) I'm currently limited on resources and funds, but when I can I plan at trying my hand at the same project, so lets compare the results then! Cheers! -Derrick

Posted by Schisler7 8 years ago


Science test idea's. I want something cool and geeky

Hey, I have got a science project which means my parrents will fund it for 1. and 2. It's an awesome chance to do a massive nerd project. We have to beable to collect data. The sheet has some idea's just to give you the jist of what should be done. But i want something alot better. Which freezes first hot or cold water? So any idea's.

Posted by Flumesoft 10 years ago


Budget for Zombie FX?

Hallloo. I am trying to come up with a budget for make-up and gore FX for a decently funded Zombie movie. Usually I work with an existing budget, and I've never done anything this extensive. There are 8 dessicated zombies, a few of their heads explode, one human head is destroyed with a sledgehammer, drill-bit in the eye, that kind of thing. Any advice, past experiences, memoirs, etc. would be wonderful. I'm a sculptor by training, so that's how I'm looking at this project. Like gross kinetic sculptures. Yikes, and away!

Posted by underpalace 10 years ago


New life, recycled everything

Here soon, I will be out of the military. With that being said, I have no furniture (army supplies everything for us in the barracks). I am looking to build some, if not all of the furniture I will need out of recyclable materials. Now, what I would like is some is some ideas from you  all from instructables on what I should build to furnish my new place. I am also low on funds, so please nothing expensive, mostly stuff I can find anywhere. Thanks!

Posted by kodiackjack 6 years ago


Canning for Beginners - Recipes My Mother Never Told Me - Kickstarter Campaign

Hello All I started a Kickstarter Campaign to get funding to product a waterproof cookbook, of 10 of my favorites canning recipes that I do every summer and fall. I want to share this with beginners.  I need backers for the campaign. I also need to know if this is a good concept. Waterproof page printing is pretty expensive, but it pays off in the long run.  Here is my link for the Kickstarter campaign - only 23 days to go................. http://kck.st/1f4a5EI

Posted by The_I_T_Lady 4 years ago


Pro Forum Topic Visibility

I think it would be nice to have some form of deliniation between the "normal" forum posts and the "pro" formal posts when browsing the forum. i tend to look through the forum in the "view all" mode sorted by date. this results in seeing a bunch of interestingly named forum topics (like all the aspie ones) however i go to click on it and blamo "why not become a pro member". i don't have anything against going pro (except for fund shortages), but it would be nice to not be taunted with the pro topics that i can't view

Posted by crapflinger 8 years ago


Back-room inventors' contest.

From the Popular Science website: World-changing devices don't need to come from big labs funded with big money. Sometimes radical technological innovations roll, whir, or fly out of basements and garages. Do you know you've invented something that's poised to disrupt a market, or have you toiled building prototype after prototype in your home workshop to prove your idea works? Whether you're a professional engineer working on a self-funded side project, a hobbyist who has launched a successful crowdfunding campaign to refine your gadget, or an obsessive teenager who's built a sellable product in your bedroom, please tell us about it! Enter the seventh annual Popular Science Invention Awards. We’re looking for game-changing products developed by passionate, independent inventors -- not academic or corporate R&D; labs. Popular Science editors will pick 10 entries that best represent the spirit of homegrown ingenuity and solve real-world problems in a practical, innovative way. Then, in our May 2013 issue, seven million readers will get the first look at the winners. This is right up your street, Instructablers, because you have to make a thing, that you can show working, and you are not allowed to enter if you have a commercial or university research department backing you up. Link for more details.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Magnetic Levitation Sculpture for sale on kickstarter!

You may have seen my award winning Magnetic Levitation Sculpture instructables project. (Won the Magnetic Challenge contest, and hoping to win the Epilog laser challenge!) Kits are now up on Kickstarter if anyone wants to get one.  There's many models to choose from, depending on how much you want to back my project, including a limited edition acrylic version.  They will be available for sale after the kickstarter project is finished funding (for an additional $10 plus shipping and handling) if you'd rather wait! Thanks for your time!   John

Posted by jfehr67 6 years ago