N.G.C.A (National Geek Center of America)

This is the N.G.C.A(national geek canter of america)! please join! as this group is for all the "instructo-geeks" ! please geek responsibly. this message was brought to you by the National Geek Center of America(N.G.C.A.)

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago


How Can We Make The World A Little Bit Geekier? (Project HCWMTWALBG) (LOL)

Is it possible? Can it be? It's just like episode 44 of StarTrech season 2. (I'm lvl 102 in Conquer. and i have full +1 equips)(OMG) Lets have some fun and put in stupid ideas of how to make the world a little bit geekier.

Posted by kingghaffari 10 years ago


Geek Hierarchy

Well, I found this whilst lurking around on the clickernet, thought a few of you would appreciate this. Don't forget to look at the Key kids! basically, your more of a nerd if your at the bottom.LINKLINK

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago


Geekiest Advert Ever?

This has got to be one of the all-time geekiest adverts - all this fuss for a bit of lab kit.via Feedback

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


10 Hints you were at a GEEK New Year's Eve party....

11. Champagne chilled with liquid nitrogen.10. Party games include D & D and Will It Blend?9. Countdown clock had 12 significant digits after the decimal.8. The ice bucket was in the shape of Bender's head.7. Started 24 hours early to allow time for hacking giant TVs in Times Square.6. Nonstop argument over whether leap second was really needed.5. Instead of champagne, toast was done with apple cider in Futurama wine glasses.4. Instead of party hats, everyone had a blinking RFID tag.3. Mac people and PC people had separate rooms at party.2. MC Frontalot and Jonathan Coulton rang in the New Year with a live performance of "IC's of Yore."1. Everyone was too busy watching the Battlestar Galactica marathon and missed the ball drop.Adapted from: BBspotPictured is the dart game that might have been there....

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


The Geekiest Status Ring Ever

Wow. This ring measures how many hits you get when you Google your name. It resets the number when you dock it.So geeky, so vain. link

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


Inefficient, Complicated, Slow Data Transfer Idea w/ Geek points!

Would it be possible to transfer data between two computers at the same time using a single large optical disc? One laser would write to the disc while the other would read it when the disc rotates around. Maybe a magnetic disk like in a zipdisk would work better? An alternative to a disk might be using magnetic tape. I've had this idea for a while and now I've finally illustrated it, Is this at all possible? Also, why when I upload pictures to my library Instructables craps the quality and turns them into smuddgy blurs?

Posted by Marble of Doom 9 years ago


The coolest geek toy i've ever seen.

The title says it all. Simply put, the coolest geek toy I've ever seen. Granted, it's not really a toy but, some geek girl is going to be soooo happy. Wish I knew how to make this

Posted by sway 5 years ago


Who's the Sexiest Geek of 2006?

Http://geeksaresexy.blogspot.com/2006/12/gas-contest-whos-sexiest-geek-of-2006.htmlI think we should collectively nominate someone from Instructables!

Posted by mikesty 11 years ago


Zelda party

Hi everybody, Ok so I'm having a legend of Zelda halloween/birthday party and I need ideas for invites, decorations, music, party favors, food and drink (I have the recipes from the geek chef website). Can anybody help me? It's for my 18th birthday so please don't give me kiddie ideas. I've only come up with a beamos statue made from coffee cans and a goddess wall people can write messages on. Please help. Many thanks: Voidmon.

Posted by Voidmon 6 years ago


ThinkGeek wants your ideas, and they are willing to pay for them!

Our friends over at ThinkGeek are a smart bunch of bananas. They know that even though they have the coolest nerd-gear available that the best ideas are yet to come, and they are going to come from makers just like us. That's why they've recently launched the IdeaFactory, a place where you can submit your awesome product ideas and (if they like them) they might just turn it into a product to sell on their online store! The gist: "If ThinkGeek chooses to make your idea into a real product, we'll pay you an advance of $1000 and then 10% of retail sales for the life of the product up to $1 million in Net Sales. When your product reaches $1 million (yay!), the rate drops to 5%...you will also have the opportunity to purchase any quantity of the product at a reasonable price just above cost (excluding shipping). You'll be free to sell that product on your own website or when you make public appearances at conventions, trade shows, or other public events. This way you can show off your genius work and point proudly to your wallet while chuckling manically to yourself." What are you waiting for? Head on over to the IdeaFactory and check out all the details, then submit a few of your ideas!

Posted by mikeasaurus 6 years ago


Geeks, Nerds and Dorks.

Here we are boys and girls (and others) . How about a lively discussion about the differences and similarities between the above groups. What about examples and even names of celebrities who fit a category. Whoops that was an oxymorone. A celebrity who is a geek, nerd or dork. Anyway I look forward to your lively remarks.

Posted by craftyv 7 years ago


Minty Geek 101 kit gets a cool review

Hi I am really thrilled and excited by the brillant review of our signature 101 kit by Gizmag. Check this out: http://www.gizmag.com/minty-geek-electronics-lab-101-hands-on-review/18788/ Thanks to all those folks who have bought kits and supported us generally. Mark

Posted by mbrickley 7 years ago


Girl Geek Dinner at Techshop

Girl Geek Dinner at Techshop On Wednesday August 14th was the 46th Girl Geek Dinner Sponsored by Techshop, Autodesk and Instructables. The activities included a talk from Brig Morin of Brit + Co, Laser Cutting, Book Binding, Silk Screening, Lego Jewelry and Lace Underwear. These events are so popular you have to get your name in a lottery to see if you get to go.  The next lottery is up and closes tomorrow, so check it out now!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago


Minty Geek watercolour kit

I'm really really thrilled to announce the launch of the new minty Geek watercolour kit (http://mintygeek.com/watercolour.html). This one is a very personal kit, as I have always wanted a really well made portable watercolour set and here it is. Do check it out and feel free to ask any questions all the best Mark Brickley MD Minty Geek

Posted by mbrickley 7 years ago


Portal Theme Done on 8080 and C64

If you've played Portal then seeing this video brings everything full circle. The retro computers inspired the closing song "Still Alive" which has then inspired someone to recreate the song on retro computers. It's geektastic and was done on an Intel 8080 with a C64 sound chip.If you haven't played Portal yet and you're even remotely into games, then beg, borrow, or steal a few hours on a machine to play it. It's lovely. via bbgadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


The "N-Word". The bad one!

Ok, I hear lots of name calling out there. Sometimes I even hear the N-Word. Not just one N-Word but multiple N-Words. So clue me in. Which is worse, a "noob", a "nerd", a "ninny" or a "numpty"? I just need to know how serious the name calling is. So give me the offensiveness levels of the previously mentioned N-Words on a scale from one to ten (with ten as the most offensive).

Posted by skunkbait 9 years ago


Understanding Art for Geeks

Paulthewineguy has a great set of images on flickr that apply some very modern twists to art classics. The one below of Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition is a great one.In a way some of these jokes really do help to understand the paintings. Mostly they're just sight gags, though. But whatever works, right? flickr set

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Welcome to GEEK-TO-YOU

Welcome to GEEK-TO-YOU. We hope that you will find these Instructables informative, and easy to understand! Instructables will be moderated. We will try to review them as soon as we can. If you feel really cool, you can title your Instructable "GEEK-TO-YOU: Title here"; that way our group will become more publisized (butchered that spelling)! You will not see many Instructables yet because this group has just started, two more are on the way and soon to be here (as of 9/5/12).  Thank you very much for visiting us! Cheers! Darman12

Posted by darman12 6 years ago


Edmund Scientific: Question

Has Edmund Scientifics (originally Edmund Science) bee taken over by a company outside the USA? The only reason I ask is that, I was reading down through the Geek Tech stuff, and when I went to descriptions, I found stuff like this: The Privacy Safe can detect the strength of radio frequency generated by different types of LED signal indicator such as wireless video camera. When a suspicious object is approached or located, the "Red" light will be on and the alarm will beep continuously. The superb bright torch could illuminate allows you to find things or read in the dark.That nearly drove me to distraction reading grammar like this from a supposedly scientific catalog. I remember when I was much younger, you couldn't even find a misspelled word in their catalogs, now I can hardly read them without wincing . Anyone know what happened?

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Valentine's Day gifts --Boyfriend Badges

Just posting this as it is seasonally relevant. Anyone looking for a fun, nerdy V-Day present might be interested in checking it out. My Etsy shop, Boyfriend Badges, sells pin back buttons that are like video game acheivements for couples.  They celebrate off beat relationship moments like farting in front of each other for the first time, drunk make outs, meeting the parents, first road trip, and many more. The shop was featured twice on Geekologie and last year I released Boy+Boy and Girl+Girl versions of the most popular set. https://www.etsy.com/shop/boyfriendbadges I've created a couple tiers of promotion for this upcoming V-Day: Use code LUV2016 for 10% off any Etsy shop purchase. Share the shop link on your social media and send me a link.  In return, I'll send you a promo code for 20% off your order. Submit the shop link to your favorite blog (examples --Bored Panda, Kotaku, BuzzFeed, etc). If they feature the shop as a result I'll send you a badge set of your choosing for free! Thanks for shopping with independent artists for holiday gifts, and for supporting love for everyone!--ashleyjlong

Posted by ashleyjlong 2 years ago


Showing off to fellow plant geeks

Just wanted to post pics of my Amorphophallus paeonifolius in bloom. Took five years, starting with a 2" bulb. The flower is well over a foot across, smells delightful too.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 11 years ago


8th Annual Hawaii Geek Meet

E Komo Mai! The 8th Annual Hawaii Geek Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Kapiolani Park! This is a new location! We'll be at Picnic Areas #6, #7 and #8, located across from the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial. Bring your family, your friends, your coworkers, and your favorite tools and toys... bring some food and stories to share... and enjoy some fresh air, new ideas, and great conversation. https://sites.google.com/a/hawaiigeek.com/hawaii-geek-meet/Home This 2014 video gives a good sample of what this years event will be like: See you there!

Posted by CrLz 6 years ago


Contest Ideas

I have a contest idea.  Why dont we have a "Instructable of the Year" Contest?  It could go on ALL year until January 1.  Then all the votes get counted and the Instructable of the year is chosen?  the instructable could be any genre, the prizes would be a sword with the instructables robot on the blade and the Username of the winner.  Also the instructables "pack" (Shirt, stickers, etc).

Posted by yofortune 8 years ago


sneaking about in your mum's wardrobe reveals glorious birthday gifts

Ok we've all done it. It's my birthday next month, but I just got my funding so I was online buying my robot bits and pieces. Though this is a virtual closet, I use my mums ebay because of ease and pay her back etc..... on the list of bought items were my birthday presents.... I'm an only child, small family etc etc,...... I was like good god! Now this may sound like crap to some people, I told my mum I knew, but I can't see them till my birthday which is awesome its like not knowing :) A boxed sega saturn with everything and games! A Super Galaxy II Game Vintage Console A Worlds of Wonder - Action Max Console A BINATONE TV MASTER 4 PLUS 2 VINTAGE RARE CONSOLE PONG And I am being taken out on my birthday to retro world AWESOME plus I brought some top of the range robotics I will post asap! HAPPY FALL ONE AND ALL

Posted by Zion_Sphere 8 years ago


Coolest geek at teh dance!

I am in 7th grade and we have dumb all school dances, and i want to pimp out meh outifts, and to show off all my (or lack there of) LED knowledge. ALso , im just bored and want ideas, soo....yea..

Posted by wolf555hound 10 years ago


parabolic

I was wondering exactly what defines a metal as parabolic. not being ferrous?

Posted by James (pseudo-geek) 11 years ago


help with transistors

Could someone tell me if this will succeed in keeping itself on if the button is hit once?

Posted by James (pseudo-geek) 11 years ago


Date Changes for Think Geek Sci-Fi Contest

The Holidays are coming up and we want to make sure all of the entries of the Sci Fi Contest are given sufficient time to be evaluated, so some of the dates have been pushed back. Here is the updated timeline Last day we will be accepting entries is December 19, 2012 Finalists will be announced on December 24, 2012 Judging will end on January 3, 2013 Winners will be announced on January 4, 2013 Good luck in the contest and please let me know if you have any questions!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 6 years ago


The geek daily Scheduel. <--- i hope i spelt that right, otherwise i'de be a geek castaway.

What Geeks do every day.7:00 AM= Wake up and brush teeth, then polish braces. (LOL)8:00 AM= After hour long brace polishing we eat a healthy fiber filled breakfast.8:30 AM= Leave for school. We like to be early.12:00PM= Talk to friends about Conquer.3:00 PM= After school, run away from bullies, all the way home.3:45 PM= At home, play Conquer.3:46 PM= Live Conquer.4:00 PM= Start doing homework.7:00 PM= Finish homework and study8:00 PM= Eat dinner then sleep instantly. Repeat every day, any day.

Posted by kingghaffari 10 years ago


Just an awesome little website

It's the NASA Technical Reports Server. It's like geek heaven

Posted by Tool Using Animal 11 years ago


A Mistake?

Is this contest a mistake? Only 10 days till it closes and only 10 entries... that is pretty lame.... Instructables has never had a contest like this one, where you have to have in a way a specific product and hack it... What is your opinion on this contest??? Thanks!

Posted by comodore 9 years ago


Contest Rejection

I tried to enter my instructable for Altair's Sword in the Think Geek Sci-Fi contest and it got rejected. No reason was given and I was just told to check the entry rules, but I see nothing that would disqualify my instructable. Yes it's a sword, but it's from a game that is a sci-fi game about a guy who gets in a futuristic machine that uses his DNA to allow him to relive his ancestor's lives in the hope of figuring out where a mysterious alien artifact is to keep a secret society from taking over the world. They even feature several Assassin's Creed items on Think Geek, including a latex tomahawk. Could anyone let me know why it was rejected?

Posted by The Rambler 6 years ago


KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR N00BS (OR BORED PEOPLE)

Do you want to tell the world cool tricks you can do on a computer? Enter this forum to find out how you can contribute!

Posted by wezdog1 10 years ago


Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

Once again, ThinkGeek has hatched an April Fool's joke that sparked so much interest, they're now looking into production rights.This awesome Tauntaun sleeping bag was just one of several spoof products that TG game up with to prank its audience. In response to their onslaught of letters, they're promising their best to bring it life. From ThinkGeek:Use the glowing lightsaber zipper pull on the Tauntaun sleeping bag to illustrate how Han Solo saved Luke Skywalker from certain death in the freezing climate of Hoth by slitting open the belly of a dead Tauntaun and placing Luke inside the stinking (but warm) carcass. If your kids don't change their tune on which Star Wars film is the greatest ever, you can do your best Jar Jar impression until they repent. via: consumerist

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


help!

Hey I want to get into airsoft, but I'm 16 ands I'm quite certain my dad will think I'm a sissy. any ideas?

Posted by James (pseudo-geek) 11 years ago


Techno-Wearables - Steampunk Handmade Reconstructed Mechanisms

Http://edmdesigns.etsy.comMy creations have been recently featured on with an interview on Wired (gadget lab and Geek dad sections) and notably featured on Boing Boing.Super fantastic for Father's Day and Grads without lining the pockets of corporate mkfgrs- paying homage to the Handmade Arts - People eat this stuff up and always so excited when someone (blogger, editor, reviewer) with an esteemed reputation guides them to cool, sincere places to get these style of items. http://edmdesigns.etsy.comWired Article: http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/05/inside-the-mind.htmlBoing Boing Article: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/04/13/clocky-steamy-jewelr.html

Posted by kitanah 10 years ago


Geek Magnum Opus completed!

It is complete! My geek magnum opus, my meisterwerk, my... big long project that I conceived of several years ago while reading hackaday and thinking "I wish I were l33t enough to have something posted on hackaday"... it is finally complete. I was going to save the "big reveal" for completing an Instructable on it, but hell.. I'm really excited about it and so I'm going to give you a sneak preview. I have created a real world implementation of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It's about as big as four mobile phones put together or a very small paperback book, weighs about 400 grams (under a pound for our friends in Liberia), runs on regular batteries, doesn't rely on having an internet connection- it's just the sum total of humanity's knowledge (ok that's a slight exaggeration), in your pocket. I'm annoyed that I missed the deadline for the pocket-sized competition by two weeks, because I think this one could have been a winner. Never mind. I still have my geek sense of achievement :) Watch out for an Instructable coming soon, where all will be revealed...

Posted by PKM 10 years ago


Fairytale Fashion

Howdy, folks. Long time instructablizer, here... first time forum poster. I recently started working at Eyebeam on a project called Fairytale Fashion. It's focusing on demonstrating how to use some techy, geeky staples and apply them to fashion. We're making clothing that transforms, changes color, responds to touch, body heat, and even the weather. The project is being run by Diana Eng. You might remember her from Project Runway or her book Fashion Geek. Every week until the end of December we'll be releasing videos documenting our experiments, providing tutorials, and showing you how you can be a champion fashion geek and make fantasy fashion a reality. We're trying to involve as many people as possible; asking for design ideas, getting feedback our work, making sure people can build off of what we make. It would be awesome if you had any input, designs you'd like to see, or ideas on cool fashions to look at and reference and posted them on our blog. Here are the first couple episodes:

Posted by bofthem 9 years ago


what are we called ?

What are we called ? scavengers,mcguyvers? people who build odd usefull stuff out of junk. some computer guys call themselves geeks what are we?

Posted by jerry rigger 11 years ago


IR Jammer

Could some please show me how to build an IR jammer? I want one that broadcasts at all frequencies, as to not have to adjust it for each IR reciever. I would be most thankful.

Posted by James (pseudo-geek) 11 years ago


Goosh.org - Google web shell

The unix geek in me loves this http://goosh.org , it is an Ajax front end to google that looks like a unix shell window written by Stefan Grothkropp.-Joe

Posted by joe 10 years ago


Geek-Protection Stickers? Call for design suggestions!

So, Star's in jail in Boston for forgetting she was wearing some electronics.I sent this to Xeni Jardin, and she added it to the BoingBoing story:Star was an intern at Squid Labs this summer, and is an all-around awesome geek who loves to build things. FYI, friends at MIT say she wears the hoodie on a regular basis- it's just unfortunate that she had it on while trying to pick a friend up at the airport. MIT students don't really do mornings, or worry about what they're wearing, so I can't imagine she'd even think about her clothes before heading out to pick up a friend at the airport before 8am.When Star gets out we'll have her do an Instructable on 1) how to get arrested at the airport without being shot, and 2) how to package your homemade electronics to look purchased.Maybe BB and Instructables should start handing out some official-looking stickers and plastic covers to make breadboards look more commercial- it will keep our readers away from automatic weapons. I just got email back from Xeni saying, "Let's do those stickers!"Question: what should the stickers look like? What should they say? Make some suggestions, or submit some designs here, and we'll print them up!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


adding flat screen to propeller

I want to build a propeller mini and attach it to a SMALL flat screen and do a permanent and dedicated home security. Is there a way to do that? thanks everybody especially you geeks.

Posted by zhotrum 6 years ago


Contact Me

I suppose this really doesn't fit in the Forum catagory, but anyways... I am a major computer geek. If anybody would like my help with anything that has to do with computers, drop me a line at: jthomsonmain (at) gmail (dot) com

Posted by Jthomsonmain 11 years ago


Annoy-A-Thing 2.0 Development

Annoy-A-Thing made by let_it_out_org.After seeing some interest in developing a second iteration of the device, I thought it could be a good idea to start a forum thread for the development.I think the device should ; Beep at random (or kind of) interval, Use a 555 or a 556 timer, and it should not be powered by a microcontroller.

Posted by lordofthedonuts 9 years ago


TARDIS Console Desk/Entertainment Center/Networking Area

In a few months, I'm going to be in a new place somewhere, and have three active computers at once, not counting laptops, and the husks of old machines. I am also running out of space for all of these things. I was trying to come up with design project to one-up my other home improvement geek friends from college, and it hit me: A TARDIS Console. Take three cheapo desks, cut the surfaces in half diagonally, and remount them on a slight angle in a hexagon. Mount the computer towers on odd segments, keyboards, phone, modem, router, etc on evens, sling a monitor on one of the segments, and throw some random sci-fi crap around it. Throw a big light or something in the center, leave some cables loose everywhere, and put a layer of appropriate paint on it. Instant TARDIS console. That's the basics of it. It wouldn't take too much money, but a bit of time to do properly, especially the angled stuff. Add a little extra cash and a lot of extra time, and maybe use plexiglass and put some LED's as backlight. Put old circuit boards under the plexiglass, maybe use an old laptop with nothing but screensaver on it on one of the panels, and put some extra time into decorating and it'll look great. Maybe even build in an amp and an old Yamaha keyboard for fun. This is just some speculation and a bit of boredom on my part. I just thought I'd throw this out there.

Posted by fluffywarthog 8 years ago


Need a maths geek to answer a question about boiling water.

Hi all. I'm finally starting the prototype of my solar condenser this week, though this question doesn't relate to it directly, but to using it to power a steam distiller to purify water. How much water will ten kilowatt hours boil? ie, if I have one kilowatt of solar energy coming in over ten hours and 100% of it goes into heating the water. Also, for extra credit, assume the water is in a black plastic container also in the sun, so the water is preheated to whatever temperature that would be likely to heat it to. cheers!

Posted by SolarFlower_org 9 years ago


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl

This is a really cool game! I beleave that all computer geeks should check out this game. The phisics are amazing, the DX9 Renderer renders everything so quickly and seemlesly. Go Check it out:http://www.stalker-game.com/en/http://www.stalker-game.com/en/

Posted by Jthomsonmain 11 years ago


Fun with Laser Pointers

I just bought a really good 50mw laser pinter and ive been showing people how cool it is. does anybody know any good projects or things that i could do with it that are fun? Thanks, Tactical Geek

Posted by tacticalgeek 6 years ago