HAND TATTOO?

How do I apply henna to my hands.  Where do I get hold of free patterns.

Asked by 1390 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


halloween hand

Surfing around the internet today I stumbled upon this gem, looks like it would be well suited with some of the other ghoulish delights I've seen bouncing around Instructables. (it's meatloaf!) link

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


hand shocker?

Im trying to make a killer joy buzzer like the one that The Joker uses, ive been twisting my head around it for a while and i think i have the propper electrical map, but i cannot figure the voltages or if im missing any component or having an extra component (not needed) i want the resulting shock to be 40 v. i am hoping for the comunity to help me get this done, and i would post an instructable about it, because i havent found one here, not yet ;) so i await for your sugestions and answers to my predicament. thanks until now ive got: three 9v batteries conected through a caliber 22 cable to a switch, then to a 12v buzzer and then the contacts...ill upload the scheme later

Asked by fmolina3 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What's the best material to make hands that will setup relatively quickly and easily and be lightweight?

We're building a Traveling Korean Memorial w/19 soldier figures walking through a rice paddy and 3 soldier figures making a campfire.  We don't have the funds to purchase 22 mannequins so I'd like to make the hands which will be connected to rebar that will be the form of the figures.  This Memorial will be setup outdoor as it displays across the country, so it needs to be able to withstand the elements. Thank you in advance.

Asked by RemnantLdr 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


The Case for Working With Your Hands

There's an interesting article at nytimes.com called The Case for Working With Your Hands that covers the appeal of getting down and dirty and fixing things with your hands. Instead of getting lost in cubicle land, the author encourages people to get away from alternate universe corporate realities and dive into a world where you can easily see the results of your actions.The trades suffer from low prestige, and I believe this is based on a simple mistake. Because the work is dirty, many people assume it is also stupid. This is not my experience. I have a small business as a motorcycle mechanic in Richmond, Va., which I started in 2002. I work on Japanese and European motorcycles, mostly older bikes with some "vintage" cachet that makes people willing to spend money on them. I have found the satisfactions of the work to be very much bound up with the intellectual challenges it presents. And yet my decision to go into this line of work is a choice that seems to perplex many people. The Case for Working With Your Hands

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


helping hands tool? Answered

Is there a tool OR SERIES OF TOOLS out there that can assist hobby enthusiast who have the misfortune of unsteady hands. Not quite Parkinsons but pretty bad. The mind still wishes to create and to solve technical problems, but shaky hands put a stop to a lot of projects...or just make completion time very slow. There are definitely high end medical robot arms that do the trick but for your average Joe, there's always budget constraints. We can't afford those expensive automated robot arm systems. So is there a RELATIVELY reasonably priced product that could be used in these situations?

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


new hand gun

My strong hand gun

Posted by Pat Sowers 12 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


hand washing liquid?

How i can product a hand washing liquid?please help & give me a formulation ,thanks

Asked by anoosh khan 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Left handed drills? Answered

I recently came across a youtube vid showing removal of a broken bolt with a left handed drill bit. Other than the removal of stubborn bolts and studs  why do they make left handed drill bits? Both my rather old mains drills and the pillar drill all turn clockwise for right handed drill bits. Only the cordless drill has a reverse function.

Asked by rickharris 4 years ago  |  last reply 9 months ago


Hand ground mirror? Answered

Any one hand ground a telescope mirror, how long did it take approx cost, UK suppliers of necessary parts, is it worth the effort?

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


Anyone need a hand?

I dont know why I did the title, but please ignore this topic if you are not Lowney, or spam this top all you want if you feel like it :-)

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


my broken hand

I broke my left hand now get ready to laugh...i slammed it in an old '77 cadilac door (OUCH). i cracked my 1st knuckle dislocated my index finger and fractured my bone that goes from your knuckle to your wrist (OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW)

Posted by darth acexxacer 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


hand drill problems?? Answered

I bought a old hand drill for really cheaply it just needed cleaning up im having some problems how do i remove the chuck its stuck it dosent have any screws in the chuck so how do i remove it?

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


Hand Gatling Gun

Is there a gatling gun out there that uses a crank or lever or something similar? If not can someone please make one? (No Y's Please)The ceiling only says 42 unless you look REALLY,REALLY hard-Airik Graves

Posted by airhead12 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


knez hand gun

Hey people i don't really like the pinned hand guns so can you people make me a tottaly awesome sling shot with range of about 100 ft. the reason is i don't really get most pin guns to work and the don't fire the far and also can you make it really simple.So what I want is a easy K'nex hand gun slingshot prefered but pins will be accepted and and also make the simple have it have a scope or atleast really acurate and low piece list and long range add link to comment thanks

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


Hand cranked mixer

Hi all, i have a question, i found this great mixer http://www.cottagecraftworks.com/off-grid-hand-crank-mixer-food-processor but i live in europe and shipping cost will be over the top, and the product already cost alot i seen some great inventions here, is there someone who can make this or explain how to make this? thank you for your time (i hope it is allowed to ask this, if not just remove my post)

Posted by Clementine Tyson 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Vintage Hand Tool?

One end is pointed (maybe an awl) and the other has a screwdriver like blade (maybe a pry bar). It is cast or formed metal, 5 inches long and the blade end is 3/8" wide. My best guess so far is maybe a shoemaker's tool. Thanks for any help identifying this tool.

Asked by bob73 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Hand Icon on Avatar

You can skip everything I'm about to say and just read the image note on the image below, because that's basically my question: What does the blue bar with a white hand and a number on it mean? It shows up on my profile picture/avatar on comments I've made and my Instructables, and I have no idea what it represents. I've seen many other people with it, too, with different numbers. Can somebody explain the meaning of this icon to me?

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


spiral clock hands

I want to make a desk clock as a small project for myself. What I am looking to create is a slim clock with a spiral hour hand. The time would be told by graduated marks on the back-plate i.e. as the hour hand turns, the spiral increases and the correct hour is reached by the spiral, hard to explain, can't upload a photo as instructable server maintenance is under-way, hopefully I'll be able to upload the brief sketch I did in paint which might help!! What I am looking for is suggestions on a material which could be used for the hand, it needs to be thin so as to make it as easy as possible to tell the time and also strong enough not to distort under its own weight. Haven't decided whether it's going to be a normally incrementing spiral or a Fibonacci spiral (or similar logarithmic spiral)

Asked by johnnie98765 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Who would have thought it...?

See it to believe it, 4min of hand-music, how does the guy do it?Lfrom http://owmysweeteyes.blogspot.com/,,

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


Congratulations Hands-On Learning Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone for participating in the Hands-on Learning Contest! We got a lot of great entries, and I’m very pleased with the overall quality of the entries that we received. The grand prize entry, ynze’s Make an LED Wall Piece in Class, won because of the quality of his presentation and the thought given to how other educators might be able to use the project in their own courses. If you’re launching a Maker class (yes, that’s a thing), this project demonstrates a framework for approaching guided building while still giving students the freedom to create something uniquely personal. Plus, the wall pieces look pretty cool. The other winners are equally deserving of praise. As usual, we ended up with some projects that are almost classroom-ready (the electric line aircraft, a space balloon, and invasive species control), and I fully expect that some enterprising educators will soon be using those projects with students. If you do so, shoot me a PM so I can interview you and your class. The remainder of projects are ready to be adapted for the classroom. The electrostatic motor, the tensegrity ball, and the laser-etched Aztec coin are ready to be snapped up by a teacher willing to work backwards to academically justify the project within their curriculum. Or they’ll make VERY engaging demonstrations. A special shout out to the young man responsible for launching a balloon into space. We’ve had space balloons before, but the documentation of his project was unusually detailed. If you’re launching a space balloon in the United States, that kid has blazed quite a trail for you. Well done, robotkid249. Please keep participating in these contests, because even if you didn't win a prize, you still helped to make learning more meaningful for students. If you're making hands-on teaching and learning easier for someone else, you've done a good thing (even if you don't get an electronic traffic light for your trouble.) Wade Wilgus Education Editor

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


How to make a fire come from your fingertips...

Well, hello there, I'm trying to figure out how to use some small flexible gas tubing of some kind and a sparker to make a project that will make it look like a flame is shooting out of each finger and thumb. I'm also trying to figure out a way to control the sparker and the highth of each flame without using my hands as they'll have flames shooting from my fingertips. So any thoughts? Thanks, Daemon Ulf

Posted by daemon ulf 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is working with your hands better than just with your head?

I saw this on the BBC, and was so impressed I've reproduced the whole thing here: By Tom de Castella Journalist If the new year and inevitable return to work leaves you yearning for change, is working with your hands the answer? The time for reflection is nigh - a new year, a new you. But is that workstation you've slotted back into looking depressingly familiar? As millions of workers drag themselves back into the office to contemplate another 12 months of drudgery, many will be wondering if they are in the right job. Writer and mechanic Matthew Crawford thinks a lot of us would be better off trading in our mouse for a screwdriver. His recent book, The Case for Working With Your Hands, has been a huge hit in his native United States, praised by critics and politicians alike. Mr Crawford, who used to run a Washington think tank but now mends motorbikes, says it is no wonder people are miserable at work. Jobs have become so specialised and process driven that it is hard to see what difference you are making. And in those rare cases where one's impact is obvious, the result may seem pointless. Jealousy "A lot of us are plagued with a sense of uselessness," he says. "I've created a brand - what good is that? So I've persuaded people to buy something they didn't need." When running a think tank, he says he honestly could not see the rationale for being paid at all, and wondered what tangible goods or services he was providing to anyone. Then he opened a motorbike repair shop and was surprised to find he was not just happier, but more intellectually stimulated. The life of a tradesman is a varied existence, mixing practicality with logic and problem solving, he says. "Imagine you're an electrician, you're installing a conduit pipe and have to bend around the corners to make everything line up. It's the kind of work that requires improvisation and adaptation. It can never be reduced to following set procedures." Not only that, the earning potential for a tradesman is greater than in many office jobs. For instance, a skilled mechanic is likely to earn more than a sociology graduate working in publishing, he argues. Not everything about manual work is rosy. He warns that furniture making is not a good career move - Ikea can undercut you by employing workers in China for a fraction of the price. But a range of trades that need to be done on site cannot be outsourced to low wage economies. After new year introspection, January and February are traditionally one of the busiest periods for moving jobs. Mr Crawford believes doing a trade can make you happier. 'Middle-class paradox' "It offers small moments of confirmation, like when the bike you're mending starts up and runs. Small satisfactions like that can be elusive at a huge organisation with vast layers of management, where the criteria by which you're measured are ambiguous." The Times columnist Giles Coren recently tried working with his hands for the BBC Two show Giles and Sue Live the Good Life. Despite his on-screen schtick of appearing to hate everything the duo are asked to do, he fell in love with it. "I found chasing the chickens and weeding the allotment immensely satisfying," he says. "The pain... was making the television show." He agrees with Mr Crawford that modern life has been blighted by a series of alienating processes, often carried out on mobile phone, laptop and e-mail. In this way, his chosen career - journalism - has been stripped of its sense of adventure and human contact. "Even 15 years ago when I started as a reporter, you left the office to do a story. You went to investigate, visited people and used the cuttings library. Now I just sit... and Google. It's terrible, I wish I was a fireman." Despite his columnist's salary, he is jealous of those whose jobs have a clear purpose like the gardener and cleaner. "My gardener Brian comes in to do the garden every two weeks. He takes his shirt off in the summer and smokes a rollie. I can see him through the window, but I'm sitting indoors, staring at the screen to pay for this guy - it's the classic middle-class paradox." Rory Sutherland, vice-chairman of advertising firm Ogilvy UK, agrees that working with your hands does offer greater satisfaction in the short term. But manual workers lack something many of us crave - influence. Jobs like advertising where you "work with your head" may seem futile, but the ideas they come up with really do change the world, he says. "Five years ago someone worked out that you could have one size lid for the three different sizes of coffee cup that cafes have. Ok, it's emphatically not the cure for cancer, but it's through millions of little ideas like this that we get richer as a society." Perception of value Television dramas like Mad Men depict the office to be a place of invigorating competition, sexual tension and creativity. However stylised the portrayal, Mr Sutherland says there is a definite buzz to working around like-minded people - one that tradesmen miss out on. "People partly enjoy work because it's social, but working with your hands can be lonely." And he believes that experienced trades people are often economically undervalued due to the perverse way that consumers ascribe worth. He cites the behavioural economist Dan Ariely's story about a locksmith. As a young apprentice, the tradesman used to take half an hour to mend a lock, at which point he'd be thanked wholeheartedly and given a tip. When he became more experienced, the locksmith could fix a similar problem in a minute. He charged the same rate and completed the job much faster. But instead of being pleased at his speed, customers complained about his rates and refused to tip him. "It's about our perception of value." And in this respect the skilled tradesman will often struggle, he says. In the course of researching his book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton concludes that we all want to make a difference in our job, however banal that change may be. "At the end of the working day we want to feel we've left the planet slightly healthier, tidier, saner than it was at the beginning," he says. "I'm not necessarily talking of huge changes - the difference might merely involve sanding a stair banister, removing the squeak on a door or reuniting someone with their lost luggage." And yet, it is a mistake to romanticise working with your hands, he warns. "At heart, what you're talking about is the charm of craft work. And it's my sense this can happen in places far removed from the workshop. If you're writing computer code you are in a sense displaying many of the same skills as a craftsperson, even if the finished product can't be held or touched." But following the financial crisis, Mr de Botton says attitudes to all types of work may be changing. He detects a move away from the middle-class idea that work lies "at the heart of our self-fulfillment", to the working-class view of employment as a means of feeding yourself and your family. So maybe job satisfaction is slipping down the list of what is important when it comes to work.

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


Two Hands Project First Flight

And we're off!At 3:30 this morning I began making the WOD's [waffles of departure] and gathered my friends. This was it, I was having my goodbye breakfast. We sat around a giant LED display that was playing tetris on autopilot like we were at a sports bar and called the AI engine out on it's bad plays. Choice is the name of the game in AI, how do you make the optimal choices with limited knowledge about the present and doubt about the future?I drank my cocoa considering the choices I've made to hit the skies and shoot a documentary on hackerspaces, and it filled me with exhilaration. What could be more critical than doing something that gives you the energy to do the thing you want to be doing? There has to be this ignition point to push the chooser into action, creating this snowball of awesome gathering steam as it goes downhill. Rather than chilling with Sysiphus on his uphill downhill journey. Feeling energized, feeling pumped, I called my friends around me and we ate to good health and poured generous libations of yogurt smoothie [Spilled the contents of the blender on the floor].

Posted by lamedust 9 years ago


Common materials for Clock hands? Answered

Hi!! I'm trying to create a clock out of a music CD and his cover... i've the mechanics and i've everything i need, i just don't know where to find the material to create the minutes and hours hands of the clock... Do someone of you know some common material that i can use to make them? something not too hard to be found... i've seen that usually they're carved out of some alluminium, not too hard or too fragile, easy to cut... If i manage to find the parts that i need i'll make a guide, i think that my idea could be appreciated :)

Asked by FenriX 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


DIY ROBOTIC HAND CONTROLLER

I want to know about the DIY ROBOTIC HAND CONTROLLER second step the hand structure how it makes and work what is use to make hand and how it will connect to glove to hand the process is very confusing  

Asked by aniket 369 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Homemade liquid hand soap?

Recipe for homemade liquid hand sopa

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


Hand and number under image

What does the hand and number mean under the images?

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


What type of Hand-Planer is this?

My Grandpa recently gave me a super old Hand-Planer which I want to restore, But I don't know it's type... Does anyone know what type of Hand-Plane this is? I tried to search it on Google, And I think it might be a "Wooden Block-Planer", But I'm not sure I've attached pictures of it below :) Also, Am I supposed to say "Hand-Plane" or "Hand-Planer"?

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Sharpen hand saw blades?

Nowadays almost all hand saws are induction tempered. It seems such a waste to throw them out all the time after they get dull. Traditional hand saws could be sharpened with a triangular file and a special tool to bend the teeth outward. I guess sharpening can be done by means of a dremel tool with a diamond disk, but what about the bending of the teeth? Any suggestions?

Asked by BobS 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


hand crochet and knitted goods

Check out my shop at www.mistyray.etsy.com

Posted by mistyray 10 years ago


Hand winding of helical springs?

Are there any thoughts on an easy way to hand wind a helical compression spring using simple hobby workshop equipment? Say, d = 0.25 mm, free l = 80 mm and shut force about o.5 N ( 0.1 lbf)

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


One-handed keyboard mod

I saw this on the MAKE Magazine blog.  A programmer (who actually knows how to bend metal :-) ) did a homebrew keyboard modification to allow himself to touchtype single-handedly after some left arm surgery.  Using his left thumb, he can hot-swap all of the keys on the left side over to the right and touch type with only his right hand. Read the whole story, including some guidance on construction, on Daughtrey.

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


Butane Lighter Hand Grenade

I planning to get this book,i mean, it's not like im going to make one, i'm just curious on how the heck it works. What do you think?http://www.campingsurvival.com/butlighangre.html

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 12 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Meet the Boy With the Lego Hand

When Coby Unger makes, he makes the world a better place. The Atlantic recently published an article about the artist in residence and his work to build better prosthetics for children. Unger worked with a boy named Aiden Robinson to dream up the swiss army knife of prosthetics with attachments that include a Wii controller, spoon, legos, and a bow for playing the violin. Check out more of Coby's projects, and read the article to learn more about Aiden, the boy with the Lego hand. 

Posted by tinaciousz 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Hand Painting Wine Glasses

I have always used Folkart Enamel paint to paint my wine glasses and never had any problems.   This paint is now changing to the GLOSS only in stores, I can't find it in the non-gloss anymore.    Why does the paint start cracking when I put on the 2nd coat of paint?  I'm cleaning with alcohol first, waiting 30 minutes, then painting and it still want adhere to the glass with a 2nd coat. See picture below. 

Posted by jccgeorge 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Hand Crank Music Machine

Does anyone know about these small music boxes that play music? If you seen one, they're these small things that play notes in a looped sequence using small metal plates (kind of like a finger piano). Can anyone try to make something like that? Sorry for the small details if anyone's confused.

Posted by username252 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Rolson hand tool sale?

Not sure if this is a local thing or whether it's also going on elsewhere, but Tesco in Cambridge is having a sale on Rolson tools: I got a pair of safety goggles, four pack of clamps and a junior hacksaw for a pound each, and there's more (mostly hand tools) to be had.  I know all the adages about buying cheap tools, but at that price I'd happily use them as raw materials for a one-off make.   UKinese members, check out the hardware aisle in your local big Tesco, thar be (potentially) bargains.  Now I'll have to work out something to do with them all...

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


New members: help is at hand.

You may feel puzzled or confused by aspects of the site - things that others seem to know, but you think are so simple you are embarrassed to ask about them.There is a group of members who have volunteered to help where they can.The members of the Volunteers group, are all happy to help - just send us a PM, and we'll do what we can, or pass you on to somebody who can do more.(Needless to say, if you want to be identifiable as somebody willing to help, then join the group.)

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Battery Hand Gun/cannon

Ok, so I'm planning to make this instructable, it shoots out batteries at incredible velocities. It's fairly dangerous. It involves the use of match powder. However, it has come to my concern that people might worry or even hate me for posting this instructable. So I'm going to ask users on this instuctable if yes or no, they want me to post it. Here's a picture of the damage it can make. The first picture shows the side where the battery first stuck into the 3/4 inch thick wood, the second shows the other side where the battery left. So, do you want me to post it?

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 12 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Any uses for a hand mixer?

I have recently inherited a powerful hand mixer. ex : images.google.com/images Making food has never been an interest to me, but I do have interest in the tool's potential. Inside the mixer is a 120V AC current (0.6A @60HZ) motor, along with several gears and the such.  This absolutely reeks of usefulness. I would normally already have half a million ideas for this, but problem is, I'm at an inventor's block. This is where I ask you to come in, instuctables.com. I want as many ideas for this as possible, I don't care how ridiculous.  Even if its a car that runs on pigsh*t, I won't mind.  anyway, just food for thought. thanks. ps. if you were one of the the whopping 13 people who viewed my forum topic, yes, this is a repost. I think my reasoning is pretty dang obvious. pps. I'm mad about not being able to use bold font anymore... we had something going...

Asked by rocksalt2342 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Simple Hand Tool Right?

Hello All, There is a tool that costs about $500 that hopefully can be made for a whole lot less.  It's a chiropractic actuator (See Image).  If you have never see one of these tools in action before, you squeeze up with your fingers and down with your palm, which will plunge the top part of the tool into the bottom part of the tool (kinda like a toilet paper roll holder type of action when pushing the two ends together).  The top part of the tool goes down about 3/4 of an inch (while the bottom part of the tool stays stationary the whole time) and then somehow sends a hard tap to the end of the mechanism (maybe like an internal mechanism simulating something like a hammer coming down a nail or something). It's driving me nuts!  How can a tool this simple be so expensive!?  Anyone have any ideas on how to make something like this, maybe there is a tool that can be modified to do this that is out there already, or maybe there is something else that can simulate the action of this tool without breaking skin, bones, etc :) Thanks for reading and thanks in advance!!!

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


Jon Boat hand cart

Hello all, it's been a long time since I've posted anything here.  I look at the site at least once a day though, just to see whats new. Anyhow, what I have is a 12 ft john boat that needs some sort of wheel attachment so that I can pull it through the woods between ponds with relative ease. What I have is a little bit of aluminium pipe and some wheelchair parts, as well as various nuts and bolts.  I need a solution that involves no welding or brazing ( i think thats what its called ).  I can cut/drill/bolt all day, but thats about it.  Ive got a couple pics of what i have to work with.  Any ideas would be great.

Posted by kithso 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Hand powered boat propellor? Answered

I am trying to build a boat for a physics project, and i wanted to try building one that used a propellor instead of the usual paddlewheel or oars that other students have used.  I bought a 2-blade trolling propellor from Walmart, and i plan on attaching it to a crankshaft via a 4:1 belt drive ratio (so with every rotation of the crankshaft, the propellor spins 4 times). Two people will be turning the crankshaft , and the boat itself is stocky with a flat bottom and pointed end. Is this even possible, and will it actually get the boat to move at a reasonable speed? ("Reasonable" meaning rowboat-ish speed)  I included a quick sketch of what im talking about, and a picture of the blueprints to the civil war submarine that I got the idea from, just for proof of concept. 

Asked by masterbuilder 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Hands-on Weekend Algaculture Workshop

October 18-19, 2008@ The Algae Lab in Berkeley, CAalgaelab.org: a component of The Shipyard / All Power LabsIt's a fact. Food, fuel, fertilizer, fresh water, and arable land --all are running out. But there is a crop that can grow in salt water,on true waste land, creating all the products we need by eatinggreenhouse gases and water water. And can grow 100x faster thanconventional crops. Algae! A truly green crop for a sustainablefuture.We are the Shipyard algae lab community. We have created the world'sfirst community algae lab -- for development of open source,DIY-oriented algae technology, to facilitate the co-operative pursuitof this new form of agriculture -- and we invite *you* to come learnhow to raise algae and transform them into exciting products!Whether you are looking for a job in the exploding algae biofuelsfield, or thinking about creating your own farm, we can help you getup to speed! We have created an independent, non-profit algaelaboratory for teaching and research using low-cost, widely-availablematerials, and we qould love to teach you how! Get on board with thisexciting, expanding field that's truly "green"!Over the course of the weekend we will teach you:The current state of algae farming technology, and where it's headed,What algae are interesting, and for what purposes,How to obtain algae strains,How to figure out the right nutrients for your algae,How to design and build effective ponds and bio-reactors,How to "grow out" your algae into a full-sized pond or bio-reactor,How to monitor the health of your algae, andHow to harvest your algae and make them into food, fuel, and fertilizer!All levels of experience and expertise are welcome. Graduates areeligible to become members of our lab and to use its facilities.October 18 & 19th, 11am - 6pm1010 Murray St, Berkeley, CA 94710$150 per participantmore info: [www.algaelab.org algaelab.org]contact: workshop@algaelab.org

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


Two Hands Two Legs and lots of walking in SF

And we're off! The documentary tour of hacker spaces in America starts off in Boston with an early breakfast:At 3:30 on September 8 I began making the WOD's [waffles of departure] and gathered my friends. This was it, I was having my goodbye breakfast. We sat around a giant LED display that was playing tetris on autopilot like we were at a sports bar and called the AI engine out on it's bad plays. Choice is the name of the game in AI, how do you make the optimal choices with limited knowledge about the present and doubt about the future?I drank my cocoa considering the choices I've made to hit the skies and shoot a documentary on hackerspaces, and it filled me with exhilaration. What could be more critical than doing something that gives you the energy to do the thing you want to be doing? There has to be this ignition point to push the chooser into action, creating this snowball of awesome gathering steam as it goes downhill. Rather than chilling with Sysiphus on his uphill downhill journey. Feeling energized, feeling pumped, I called my friends around me and we ate to good health and poured generous libations of yogurt smoothie [Spilled the contents of the blender on the floor]. **************Later that very evening I found myself SSFed :: Suddenly in San Francisco:Walking down 17th street passing bodega after fruit market after bodega and suddenly we intersected. The assembly of the Two Hands Project was complete as we fortuitously intersected directly at the gates to NoiseBridge nouveau. An odd bunch from Chicago/Alaska, Michigan/Boston, and Florida/notsureyet we were meeting for the first time since the inception of the project, and we were ready to rock. Having almost no equipment after meeting up with Mitch and experiencing excellence and consensus in action we go to Sadies house (what a great lady), stay up late, and work all night. Starting the tradition that will continue to this day. Hopping on Paul's tiny folding bike I run across town gathering Mic's, video cameras and miracle fruit. Meeting up with the crew dazed and confused walking around town with tons of gear on their back we were glad to have a brief breakfast with SkyT, Mitch and FBZ before checking out the reMakeLounge.At the reMakeLounge we met up with Inna who saved our lives, 300 times. With her help we were able to talk with the folks at the Internet Archive where we met up with Mang. She drove us over to Oakland, back to SF, and finally back to the Airport. If there's one lady that made the SF leg of this trip possible it was Inna.Mang and his roommate Mike have an awesome Hacker Space appended to their home. We were given a rare peek into Radish Research which they opened up to us. It's been amazing how much people have opened up to us this trip! I'd like to take this moment to thank you all for your kindness, generosity and ability to withstand the rush that is The Two Hands Project. Hee!Posting would happen more frequently if it weren't for the emergency nature of this trip. But keep an eye out, I'll be posting shorter things more regularly I hope._Bilal GhalibAnd now, a brief video of the first leg of our trip:

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


I need to find a Merchant selling (internationally) mini clock movements and who also offers Affiliate Commissions.?

Mini clock movements, small dials about 4 or 5 cms diameter, hour and minute hands, etc. 

Asked by LeJudge 9 years ago


Water-saving toilet hack

Toilets use fresh water, and lots of it.  Sure, you can buy a low-flow model, but you're still flushing with a (smaller) quantity of fresh, otherwise drinkable water. Gregorylavoie decided to get double use out of that water by hacking his toilet.  It's a neat, reversible modification: after you flush, you use the clean, incoming tank refill water for handwashing.  Your slightly soapy hand-wash runoff fills the tank, and is saved for the next flush.  It's a simple, ingenious way to save water with little to no effort. What do you think?  Would you try this mod on your toilet? This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.

Posted by canida 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can I recive hand-to-hand and close-quarters combat training?

I want to learn usuage with combat knives, and fists. Some blocking teq's, more offensive punches/stabs/slice.

Asked by PKTraceur 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hands On Science ~ Oobleck Video ~ Not Working

Hands On Science ~ Oobleck Video ~ Not Working

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