ME Position at IDEO Chicago

Global design and innovation consultancy IDEO, in search of a creative, cutting-edge senior engineer to help bring user-centered designs products and services to life. Start date: immediately. Location: Chicago. YOU: * Are naturally curious, creative, and on top of technology trends. * Are an inspiring engineering thinker and doer who works well with individuals of varying (i.e., non-engineering) backgrounds. * Are an engineer at heart, but like the idea of embracing tasks as varied as building prototypes for field-testing in Kenya to helping a large Midwestern consumer goods company plan out a strategic roadmap for a new product category. * Are a good visual and verbal communicator who can explain complex technical concepts simply and clearly to clients—and fellow team members. * Have deep engineering expertise (3-5 years) stewarding innovations from concept through launch, or analyzing and solving complex problems. * Love creating looks-like/works-like prototypes and have relevant skills such as fluency in 3D CAD, basic skills in interactive electronic prototyping, good shop skills etc. * Hold a master’s degree in an engineering or related field or have equivalent professional experience. * Have a diverse and eclectic background that will add new perspective to our team. IDEO CHICAGO: * Is a design and innovation consultancy that uses human-centered design-thinking to help businesses and not-for-profits grow via the creation of new-to-the-world products, services, and environments. * Provides a creative playground for just a few of following disciplines: Human Factors Research, Engineering, Industrial, Communication, Business, Environments, and Interaction Design+ Is a studio environment that is highly collaborative and unconventional, that encourages and supports new ideas, and that is playfully serious and non-hierarchical. If you like getting your hands dirty, you’ll love our organic rooftop garden. * Is known for its award-winning work in the areas of branded experiences, energy, financial services, health and wellness, consumer products, and food and beverage, among others. * Counts among our diverse clients: AT&T;, PNC, McDonald’s, Target, Ford Motor Company, and Bayer, among others. * Is a 55-plus-person studio in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop. If this sounds like a good professional and personal match, please provide us with a portfolio of previous work. The portfolio may include—but doesn’t have to be limited to—CAD images, technical drawings, part/prototype pictures, and mathematical and technical simulations. We’d also love to hear about your hobbies, passions, and creativity outside of engineering. We’re looking forward to meeting you. http://www.ideo.com/culture/career/senior-mechanical-engineer/

Posted by mweibler 7 years ago


How to do great in a job interview

I have a job interview coming up, nothing special just retail, but I can't express enough how badly I need this job. But I also can't express enough how horrible my job interview skills are!! Someone help me out.

Posted by Doldrum 9 years ago


How do I write a resume without any job experience?

I have a slew of jobs to apply for on my school campus, but they're all requiring a resume and cover letter. But, I don't have any job experience! Ugh! For the past year I've been mercilessly attacking every retail outlet and restaurant with my job apps that even I can't keep up (slight exageration). But only 2 fruitless interviews came of it. So what the hell do you do when you have to write a resume when you really have nothing to put on it?

Posted by Doldrum 9 years ago


i have a question:

Unfortunately, this question is completely unrelated to instructables and it's DIY nature. i am turning 16 in april and was wondering about getting a job over the summer. if possible i wanted to get a job at the apple store near where i live (is it true you get a free iphone/laptop if you work there?) i would never pay for an iphone or macbook or anything expensive for that matter (i have no money) but seeing as it would be free, a job there would be awesome. anyway, i was wondering what kind of experience you would need in order to work there. i was assuming that they'd want me to have some sort of experience around apple gadgets and mac software. the only one im familiar wiht is the ipod. :-) the apple store iw ant to work at is in the mall. i was wondering if i'd be able to be a stock boy at least or something (if they even have one) anyway, i was just curious....oh and best buy too. there's one coming in and was wondering what kind of experience i'd need. it's a big store so i assumed id just stock things all day. if anyone knows about working at the apple store or best b uy, thanks for answering my question if you do. other (funny) comments are welcome, too. and for all you photographers out there: i want to buy a cheap slr and buy a nice lense for it. i want a canon rebel xti then later on buy a super awesome lense for it (seeing as the lense is much more important) is this a good idea? i'm really fond of canon and like the xti becuase it's decent and it's fairly cheap. what wouild be a good lense? i'd be using it for everyday camera taking and occasional art picturizing. am i making the right decision in doing this?

Posted by alvincredible 10 years ago


So I'm Totally Official Now

This is a bit belated, but a few weeks ago I became an official employee here at Instructables. Today is the end of my third week here. I've been busy digging in to all of the duties and learning all of the behind-the-scenes stuff, but it's better late than never to make some kind of announcement, right? I think that Instructables is an awesome place and I'm totally grateful that Eric hired me on. To be able to use your skills in an area where you want to use them is a rare thing. That is why I've been able to spend a lot more time on the site and the forums. So feel free to ask me any questions about what's going on. I also promise to get back on doing some Instructables really soon. This summer has been busy for me. I got married in Italy, got a new job, and am moving to a new house next weekend. So I've been a bit preoccupied. But I'll soon be working through my queue of at least a dozen projects and get them up soon. Cheers.

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


3D Printing/Scanning Advocate Needed in SF Bay Area

Love telling people about 3D printing?! Paid position introducing consumers to the maker movement and helping them complete 3D Prints and Scans in a retail environment. 3D Scanning and Printing Advocates: Looking for qualified 3D professionals with experience in printing and/or scanning to work directly with customers and introduce them to the Maker movement. 2+ years experience with 3D design, printing, & scanning preferred. Responsibilities: Explain 3D scanning and printing possibilities to retail consumers Help them complete basic 3D printing/scanning tasks at the kiosk Answer questions and respond to technical issues Really listen to consumers needs, concerns and difficulties and log them Compile a market research report based on your experiences and observations You will be personally representing 3D printing and a large retail brand to end users. Respect and patience with new Makers is a must. 1-6 month Contract Position, with potential to convert to Full-Time. Compensation to be Determined. Must be located in California. Must be able to start by October 15th. Oct 1st preferred. Contact Brittany@Authentise.com to apply.

Posted by BrittanyF 3 years ago


New Job, New Club

Some of you know, some of you don't, but I started a new job today, at a local new high school. Instructables came up in my interview, and as a result we are starting an Instructables club, starting Thursday lunchtime.  First project will be my paper catapult, but we may start encouraging them to publish their own projects over the next few weeks. Weeee....

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Job - Silence your neighbour

I want someone who can actually create the setup described here - lifehacker.com/5852903/silence-noisy-neighbors-by-transmitting-signals-through-their-own-speakers.  My neighbour is very noisy and they don't decrease it no matter what. If someone can build the setup or come with their plan to achieve the goal, I can pay whatever you demand.  My neighbour has 3 loudspeakers and 2 big-box speakers. He uses an amplifier with a CD in it. He also uses few mics sometimes for his band to sing. they sometime sing for 24 straight hours.  Please help and advice.

Posted by VikasS6 3 years ago


Wanted: Bionic Iron Man Armor (w/ Sound Effects) by Gundanium

Wanted: someone to build me one of these "Bionic Iron Man" kits for a reasonable fee or donate to my non-profit organization "Kids Heroes". Please let me know, email = dustin at ddcnet com

Posted by dbonea 5 years ago


Getting Teenage Cash

I am 14 and currently living in South Africa. The problem with South Africa is it's major security issues. I could only do the "traditional" (Mowing lawns, babysitting) with family friends, but the problem is in South Africa all families earning above a certain amount are required to hire a maid and a gardener, so that removes all of the "traditional" methods of earning money.

Posted by BOOM5601 9 years ago


Now I've gone and done it.

Gave notice at work today, strangely the boss was super enthusiastic about my leaving, oh well. So last day is officially the 26th, but I'll take a personal day and make the 22nd my last day. It feels really really strange. I'll be a full time student now, praise be to student loans. Spring 2008 Chem for eng solid mech dynamcs thermo.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago


Creative Electrician or Consultant Wanted for Short-Term Project (Good money.)

I'm the owner of a 3-story commercial building in New York City. I basically have 2 tenants: One using the ground floor and basement, the other using the 2nd and 3rd floors. I am trying to sub-meter the electrical use of each tenant so they can pay for their own usage (and have an incentive to conserve). For the last several months I have been interviewing licensed electricians. Apparently, though there are two separate fuse boxes (It's an old building.) they each have both upstairs and downstairs circuits mixed up in them. This, I have been told, will make sub-metering a more complicated and expensive job than it should be (potentially over 5 figures.) as it will involve rewiring. Now, in my experience, most licensed electricians think Arduino is a kind of pasta. They are not hackers, not creative, and never look for unconventional solutions to solving problems. (I'm not knocking the guys, but this is what joining the rat race for survival does to people--especially in NYC.) It never even occurred to me that there might be an unconventional solution to my problem until I spotted this 'ible. If you: Have the skills to implement an adaption of this set-up, or have a proposal of your own as to how to solve my problem; are close to New York; and would be willing to consult with a licensed electrician and myself, you may very well be able to save me $5k or $6k, 60% of which would go to you if the plan was adopted and worked. (Otherwise I'd still compensate you for your time at a rate we both agree in advance to be fair.) Anyone interested please PM me.  Thanks. PS I don't think of myself as a businessman or landlord. I inherited the building, would sell it in a heartbeat if my brother (who I co-own it with) let me, and I'd rather be writing and making stuff out things I find dumpster-diving than collecting rent checks. But since I'm currently stuck in the role, I'm trying to make the building as green as I can.

Posted by joachimboaz 7 years ago


Job, internship in Indonesia

If you want to travel and have a good internship, job. Chek it. www.internship-indonesia.com Any question just ask or send request.

Posted by tim182 7 years ago


Jobs. How do you make your money?

Eventually everybody (old money, and politicians excluded) has to get a job. Bills have to be paid. Mouths have to be fed. A few lucky folks work for extra spending money. So iblers, what have you done to earn a buck/pound/yen/kina/baht/rupel/rupee/peso? Go all the way back to childhood. Don't leave the crummy jobs out!

Posted by skunkbait 10 years ago


Jobs for the Creative Techs?

I love studying electronics and doing creative things with electricity. I was an artist/musician throughout all of my youth and decided to switch over to creative electronics after discovering the art of circuit bending. I want to get a degree involving creative applications of electricity, but I'm having trouble getting a clear picture of what the job market is going to be like after i graduate. I am wondering what creative positions are available, not just with Instructables but in general. Are there any particular companies that would be good to look into? I'm trying to plan my degree so that it will be appealing to the companies i want to work for. I was an artist before i was a tech/engineer so I'm particularily interested in things such as product design, creative tech projects, animatronics, sculpture and art/music installations. Any advice would be great, I'm eager to find a job that will require my creativity and that isn't mundane. Is creativity something that is reserved to be expressed in my spare time or can it exist within the job market as well?

Posted by Vaginatron 9 years ago


Fancy $103,000 per year, for three hours work a week? YOU CAN APPLY (update: if the site hasn't crashed)!

Tourists chiefs in Queensland, Australia, need somebody very special.They are looking for a caretaker for a tropical island.No formal qualifications are needed but candidates must be willing to swim, snorkel, dive and sail. In addition, you will be expected to feed fish, collect the mail and maintain a blog. The job is expected to entail approximately twelve hours' "work" per month.In return, the successful applicant will receive a salary of A$150,000 ($103,000, 70,000GBP) for six months and get to live rent-free in a three-bedroom villa, complete with pool. The job is being advertised around the world. Candidates have until 22 February to submit an online video application. In May, 10 shortlisted candidates and one wildcard, voted for by visitors to the Tourism Queensland website, will be invited to the islands for a four-day final interview process. The successful candidate will start the new job on 1 July. Apply hereUPDATEThere have been two thousand video entries already, and the site has crashed under the traffic-load.Story

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Dimension Engineering needs an intern or fulltime thingermajiggerbuilder

Lets pretend that you, intrepid reader-of-postings, have won the lottery. What are you going to blow it on? Beer? Collections of earwaxes from around the world? Bottle-feeding orphan baby whales? Heck no. You're gonna buy you some welders and a CNC machine and a whole slew of electronic bits and bobs. You'll have laser cutters and plasma cutters and nail cutters and cutters to put a cutting edge on your other cutters. You're gonna have goddamn robots that make MORE robots. A drill? _singular_??? I'll take nine, thank you very much! If not, then this isn't really a job posting for you. Still here? Here's the deal. We're desperately dull people. Wretched, really. All we want in life is to make electronic components. No no, not flying electric cars. Just the parts, thank you very much. Our CUSTOMERS, on the other hand, won't stop taking our parts and doing progressively sillier things with them.  They couldn't be content to make a house. They want a WALKING house. "Hello, yes, I have this robot cow that we use to train for rodeo. Its been on the shelf for ten years since the robo-goring..." they say. My poor children get launched into orbit, sunk to the bottom of the ocean, dragged across antarctica. They've powered chairs, couches, bomb disposal robots and bomberman replicas. I shudder to think what ill-advised schemes we'll be helping to perpetrate when my top secret new (and entirely wholesome) projects are done. It fills me with apoplexy just to consider it. Obviously uninteresting people like we lot can't test products for interesting circumstances. What we need is someone who would salivate at the directive of "Find some new way to use these shelves full of robot parts. Make it dramatic. Make it a great writeup. The machine shop is to the left. CNCs on the right. Welding is down the hall, electronics is in the middle. Woodworking shop is at the end of the building. Climbing wall is by the bathroom if you get bored. Here's some budget. Do crazier mechatronic things than our customers do. Report back immediately if you accidentally make a roller coaster or a doomsday device." We certainly do not already have bumper cars, go kart tanks, flame throwers, radio control office chairs, orbotrons and/or backyard roller coasters here. Because those might be interesting. Which we are not.  Anyway, that is a real job posting. For a real job. For which you could be paid. An intern would be okay, a full time creator-of-things would be even better. You could submit a resume, but afor real consideration I'd need to see a portfolio of projects. We don't really have every tool ever made, but that's just because I took some of them home for the weekend and haven't brought them back. Honestly. We're an electronics manufacturer with a mortising machine. Um, because mortises are good, solid, red blooded American woodworking joints. Very boring. Yup. Downsides? We're in beautiful Ohio, home of the low cost of living and, um, did I mention the cost of living is low? Anyway, company website is www.dimensionengineering.com It is a very boring website. Because, you know, very boring people. jobs@ to send portfolios, resumes, or well wishes.

Posted by DimensionEng 7 years ago


So Excited!

Hey Instructabrarians!  Guess what?  After literally asking and asking and asking for so long now, they've finally agreed and I've finally got my summer dream job.  That's right, starting tomorrow  I get to work as an intern at Instructables, the #1 most awesome show and tell on the net!  This is so cool, and if it wasn't that I need to pace myself for DIY PIXAR at Maker Faire 2011, I might spontaneously combust at any second!  I've been a gigantic fan of this website for more than 4 years now and this is quite literally a dream come true for me.  Not only do I get to work at Instructables but I also get to meet the amazing founders of this awesome website!  Not to mention being able to commute to San Francisco on a daily basis!  This is Awesome and I'm so excited! Anyway, I will be keeping a photo diary for anyone who's interested (as well as updating my personal Flickr page) with weekly activities with the company on my new Nintendo 3DS.  So if anyone's got an .mpo viewer you might be able to see what Instructables is like in more than two dimensions! Well, got to go to bed, lots of commuting to be done tomorrow.  Just thank you to all of the great Instructables employees and to anyone who was nice enough to enjoy the random builds I've created on Instructables. -M.E. PS sorry if it sounds like I'm being overly arrongant about this.  It's just that for people who know me know that this sort of thing never happens for me, so I'm just going to enjoy it while I can.

Posted by SHIFT! 7 years ago


Ch, 4 In Which Mikeasaurus comes to Instructables and I Build Portal Stuff

Hey Instructabrarians! SHIFT! here to give you all of the semi-recent goings on at Instructables Laboratories!  Last week, our facility opened it's doors to our newest team member Mikeasaurus!  He's been a long time user and fan of the site (you might remember him from such classic 'ibles like Wristwatch Turntables, the very Blade Runner-esque Umbrella Light, and most recently the popular Magnetic Putty ) and we are pleased to have him join us.  So far, he's done a terrific job helping me out with shipping out packages as well as being a fantastic go to guy for any Photoshop editing needs!  As for me, awhile ago for one of our in-house contests, I was looking for unique ways to liven up our lab at Instructables HQ. My inspiration finally from a picture of the iconic cake, from the first Portal game, that hangs – on our bathroom door. I thought it would be really fun to create some kind of companion piece alongside it, and decided to make a couple of themed papercraft models based on the game.  For my first craft I decided to make something that would help protect Instructables’ top secret information from unwanted intruders and rogue test subjects. “Hey”, I thought, “why not the militaristic Turret defenses?” This deadly craft was designed by deviantart’s billybob884 using Pepakura software. He has done some amazing work with papercrafts and Portal and was responsible for designing my amazing GLaDOS papercraft I enlarged 24 X for our recent Game.Life Contest. (“Oh, So NOW you’re going to mention Me? [[=REDACTED=]], you Monster.”) Next, I constructed a tiny 1- inch craft, the fan favorite friendly Companion Cube, desktop edition for our editor-in-chief zazenergy. This craft was designed by user Moony for the /po/ board on 4chan.com Just the thing to help zazenergy with some normal day to day testing!  Finally I created the FrankenTurret that was featured in Portal 2 which (spoiler alert) is a horrific combination of the Aperture Science Weighted Storage Cube. This cool miniature craft, however, came from digitprop.com and was given to Mikeasaurus, who is another fellow Portal fan of our lab. I also have future plans for a fully functioning one and plan to submit it to our Simplebots curator and designer Randofo sometime soon. Anyway, I love Portal and Papercrafts so this seemed like a perfect combination to me. I have a few more Full-Scale versions for some of our upcoming contests, so that should be really interesting. -SHIFT! EDIT: I had pictures of Mike in our office, but can't seem to find them anywhere, sadly.  

Posted by SHIFT! 7 years ago


Unique Job Opportunity - deadline Friday

Are you a plumber or an electrician with a sense of adventure, few ties and a willingness to work hard and play hard?Then this could be the job for you!The British Antarctic Survey is looking for both jobs, to start as soon as possible, for contracts up to 18 months long.The salary is relatively low (roughly $50,000 per year), but accommodation is provided, living costs are extremely low, and the experience would be unrepeatable.If you think you're up to the challenge, you need to complete the online application before the 12th September.Plumber vacancyElectrician vacancyUPDATE: The BBC also covered this story.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


create a custom digital clock and calendar.

Looking for Electrical Engineering person, To create a custom digital clock and calendar device. Skills: wire a circuit board and make Electrical devices. bread boarding / microcontroller Programming. New York area is preferred but not required. Just so we can meet. 

Posted by agerbeek 7 years ago


Major Kudos

Lots of people point out mistakes or what they don't like.  I'd like to take a moment to say, Thanks and Kudos for everything.  I love this site.  I personally feel its the best on the net for how to.  I don't know a lot about your business plan but I can't think that much change would be needed.  You are already the best, you just need for people to find this out.  Thanks for all you do. Fuzvulf

Posted by fuzvulf 7 years ago


How can I find people to make a custom CNC?

I have a fun, custom (one of a kind) CNC project and am looking for people who can design/build it for (or with) me. How can I find such a person or people? I am in the Bay area, and ideally these people will be local to me. The closer the better. I have tried the obvious to no avail...and thought the folks on Instructables could help.

Posted by makeroftoys 6 years ago


3D Printing Shop - Amsterdam

Hello! Print3D Matter are in the process of opening a 3D Printing and prototyping store in Amsterdam - www.print3dmatter.com. I would absolutely love to be approached by people interested in 3D prototyping and design.  We're a shop located in the heart of De Pijp, Amsterdam. That specialises in 3D printer & accessory sales, print on demand, design on demand and, well, we want to make loads of cool stuff in our store.  Contact me via the website or pop in - 182 Ferdinand Bolstraat, Amsterdam. Thanks, Print3D Matter

Posted by Print3D_Matter 3 years ago


Electrical / Electronics Engineering Position in Chicago - RAW THRILLS

Hi everyone, We have one of the ultimate electronics positions available. We make coin-op arcade games and constantly innovate our electronics to differentiate our games from the home consoles. We're looking for someone that can hack innovative technology and make it work in our market. Official job posting is below. Please check out www.rawthrills.com for more information about our company! JOB INQUIRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO jobs@rawthrills.com. Please include a resume and an explanation of your qualifications and interest. ====================================== Available Position: Highly Motivated, Entry Level Electrical or Computer Engineer Raw Thrills, Inc. - February 2010 Raw Thrills, the leading US manufacturer of coin-operated video games, is looking for an enthusiastic Electrical or Computer engineer to join our Electronics Engineering design team. You will be working as an efficient member of a small team on products that continue to gain domestic and international market-share. Immediately, you will contribute to the design and verification of electronics, firmware, and software. In addition to the internal team, you will work with partner engineering companies to develop & maintain products, and interact with contract manufacturers to troubleshoot issues on-the-fly as they arise on the production line. You will collaborate with several experienced engineers and programmers, all the while working independently most of the work day. At Raw Thrills, our arcade games are designed entirely in-house, from the ground up. They are composed of custom mechanical parts (wood cabinet, plastics, metals, etc.), an off-the-shelf PC, a monitor, custom wiring, custom electronics & interface devices, and custom game software. As part of the Electronics Engineering team, you will be involved in much of the arcade game’s design, from low-level circuitry to high level software, and everything in between: * ESD testing & EM compliance * Custom circuit & firmware design * System integration & validation (peripherals ↔ PC ↔ API ↔ software) * Operating System (Windows Embedded) maintenance * Device driver & device-application interface (API) programming * Device functional & longevity test design (including GUI PC software, firmware, and mechanical construction) * Coordination between mechanical and electronics design * and more! Required Skills: * Demonstrable working knowledge of C/C++: need examples of work and debugging proficiency * Solid understanding of digital circuit design & troubleshooting digital systems (from circuit to PC software) * Experience designing & implementing a digital system from the ground up (school project, internship, etc.) * FPGA (VHDL or Verilog) and/or MCU (c or asm) programming competency * Self-sufficient and motivated to independently learn * Proficient with standard bench tools: soldering iron, oscilloscope, DMM, etc. Bonus Skills: * Programming experience with PC↔device communication: USB, RS232, LPT, etc. * Schematic capture and PCB layout experience * GUI programming experience (Win32 or Linux) * Active knowledge of Linux / home Linux user * Working knowledge of common scripting languages (Python, bash, Windows batch, etc.) Example Projects: * Design low-cost circuitry to robustly control addressable LEDs for eye-popping lighting effects * Design, implement, and perform game system latency testing (create hardware/software as needed) o EX: What is the round trip time from button-press to in-game feedback? Where are the bottlenecks? * Design hardware diagnostic software to allow automatic system diagnosis by end-user * Design automated functional test software for completed PCB assemblies * Design circuit and layout PCB for contact-less sensor module o Determine and perform validation testing * Add interface firmware features (i2c, Dallas 1-Wire, etc.) to MCU based board and update PC API so that game programmers can leverage the new features

Posted by rawthrills 7 years ago


BEAM CAMP SEEKS SUMMER PROJECT DIRECTOR/WORKSHOP MANAGER

Company: Beam Camp (http://www.beamcamp.com)Position: Summer Project Director/Workshop ManagerDates of Employment: 5/21/09 - 8/21/09Location: Work from Home (5/21/09 - 6/21/09) Strafford, NH (6/22/09 - 8/21/09)Salary: $5,000 (food and boarding included 6/22/09-8/18/09)ABOUT BEAM CAMPBeam Camp is a 4-week summer program (July 18-August 16) for boys and girls aged 7-17 in Strafford, New Hampshire. Beam Campers cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design and the creative process. They transform ideas into artifacts and personal achievement into community success. Each summer Beam commissions a unique large-scale collaborative endeavor that campers produce and enjoy. The Project can range from the conceptual to the structural. Teams of campers guided by the staff work on different aspects of the Project each morning. JOB DESCRIPTION- Position requires 4 weeks of planning work from home prior to 8 weeks of full time residence at summer camp in New Hampshire. - Responsible for planning, supervising and facilitating daily, 3 hour program where up to 90 campers work on the construction of a commissioned project.- Responsible for training, supervising and assigning counselor staff to implement program. - Work closely with administrative staff to select, plan and budget annual project and establish a summer curriculum for project periods.- Manage and supervise workshop facility for use by campers and staff.- Assist in general maintenance and upkeep of camp during operational season.QUALIFICATIONSApplicants should have proven experience with tools, crafts, building, and team leadership. Patience, flexibility, good humor and an interest in mentorship of kids and young adults are required.Please email cover letter and resume to Brian Cohen at brian@beamcamp.com

Posted by Brian Cohen 9 years ago


Digita Media Enthusiast/Tech Support Specialist

Job description ABOUT PAI PAI is a community rich in culture and diversity, distinguished by its high level of job satisfaction. We believe that our team members are our most valuable assets, so we recognize and reward great performance. We believe in open communication and foster an environment of creativity, loyalty and respect both for employees and clients alike. THE BIG PICTURE Do you like to get into in-depth trouble-shooting that would revolve around TiVo, DVR, or multiple types of digital video media? Do you excel in communicating with people in both a technical and non-technical way? Are you known for thinking outside the box when it comes to creative trouble-shooting solutions? If so, there’s a strong possibility you’d fit in well with an exciting new project at PAI. As Team Leader, you’ll assist in providing first-and second-level customer support for the full line of video media software products for our newest client. You and your team will interface with customers via telephone and email to provide troubleshooting, patches and/or bug fixes, version upgrades and software use tips. Ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction is key, and will be measured by providing quality issue resolution within the established response time intervals and service level standards. DESIRED EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS • Basic professional understanding of video standards such as NTSC and PAL, frames and fields, and frame rate and basic video signals such as composite, S-video, Component, SDI and DV. • Basic understanding of broadcast digital video formats and compression such as Standard Definition, High Definition, MPEG-2, GOP Structure, Program and Transport Stream, as well as popular internet streaming, and download and desktop media formats such as Windows Media, Real Networks, QuickTime, MPEG-l, MP3, MPEG-4, etc. • Understanding of audio channels, digital audio sample size sample rates. • Understanding of non-linear video editing concepts. • Familiarity or use of a content management system or digital asset repository THE EVERYDAY VIEW • Phone, Email, and Remote Desktop support to resolve client issues, • Lead a professional team in providing world class support to leading industry customers • Verify and escalate bug reports to Engineering for resolution • Document problems/resolutions for internal/external knowledge base articles. • Effectively communicate with customers, both written and orally, to manage expectations through the trouble-shooting and issue resolution process. WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH: • Excellent trouble-shooting/problem solving skills with high attention to details and good follow-through. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to install and configure Windows Operating Systems. • Basic hardware, software, operating system and device driver troubleshooting skills. • Basic understanding of MS SQL and/or Oracle server installation and configuration. • Basic Linux/Unix installation and administration skills. • Understanding of Windows File Systems, configuring IIS, JBOSS, Apache, File permissions and Disk management. • Ability to troubleshoot basic networking and connectivity issues including TCP/IP, DHCP and DNS. • Ability to effectively work with a variety of personalities and occasional stressful situations. • Ability to multi-task under time constraints. • Able to work Evening and Late Night shifts. • Experience providing support within a Network Operations Center environment, • Digital Media or related Software or Production Service or 2+ years Digital Media Encoding/Production Experience.  To apply: 142a+8972@c1.catchthebest.com http://pai.catchthebest.com/apply/142a/8972  Cindy Law HR Manager 858-495-3525

Posted by clawpaisd 8 years ago


Internship Search

Hello, I am in search of companies that offer internships to high school graduates going into college as a way to gain experience. The problem is that companies I want to intern for all want (Idaho Power, Union Pacific Railroad) college experience and previous college education in that field. I am primarily interested in the industry side of things, because I want to see how things work and experience them myself. The industry is considered “dangerous” so therefore I have not been able to find any companies willing to offer internships to high school graduates. I really don’t care about pay, because I am only interested in education as of right now and this would be very valuable. I would prefer local companies, but I would be willing to go out of state. What I really want to know is: How can I convince companies to let me shadow an employee or be an unofficial intern? Do you need documentation from companies that you interned with them when writing college resumes? What sort of companies would be interesting (Idaho Power, Union Pacific, Norco, etc.)? Anything else you may be able to suggest. Thanks!

Posted by tinstructable 6 years ago


Last Day at Instructables

It's my last day here at the Instructables office. It's been a wonderful summer, and I'm glad to have worked with everyone here: at the office, and the people I've interacted with on the site. Curious about my impact this summer, I did a bit of statistical analysis on the last three months, and I wanted to share it with you. It's not completely precise, but it gives a good ballpark. Ironically, though I have done laser cutting, 3D printing on both the UP printer and the Objet, CNC embroidery, and even CNC papercutting, I never bothered to install the office printer. So I had to show my graphs from a laptop screen. Here are my stats, as of August 17th: I published 69 Instructables total this summer in about 89 days, (65 official work days). (I have a lifetime total of 88 from some previous Instructables.) Here's a graph of the Instructables building up over time. (Blue is data; the thin black line is a fitted trend.) It's pretty linear (with a slight dip at the end of July, when I went camping and couldn't post). The averaged rate is about 75% of an Instructable every day this summer, or just over one per day if you only count work days. 63% of my summer’s Instructables were featured. I had a quick learning curve; after the end of May, 75% were featured. It was a little more difficult to extract further data, so the remainder of my statistics refer only to Instructables I published while working here this summer which received over 1,000 total pageviews. Overall, these Instructables generated 294,224 pageviews (almost three hundred thousand!), 89% of which were from unique viewers. People spent a total of 14 hours, 11 minutes, and 28 seconds viewing these Instructables. To the left, you can see my summer pageviews accumulate, and to the right, the day-by-day graph of my pageviews. The peaks on the right graph represent, in order, my Infinity Dress, the Clockwork Beetle, and the Plaster Face Cast. (Since I made these charts last Friday, it doesn't take into account my Temari, which whould have created a spike as big as that of the Infinity Dress over the weekend.) Although those are my top-viewed Instructables from the summer, my favorites are actually these ones: (and working on Psycho Scooter Scramble, of course) I'm glad to have such a measurable effect on the site and the Instructables community. The people of the site and in the office have made a strong impact on me as well. This is the first place where I feel a true sense of community among a group of people I know exclusively through the internet, and I want to thank all of you who I've never met in person for being my friends. In the office, I'll thank you personally. It's been a great summer, thanks to you. I'll still be around the site from time to time, but I can't devote every day to it. I'm finishing up my Neuroengineering degree at Olin and working on a few other things besides. But I'll be around, and I hope to talk to all of you from time to time. See you around, and happy making! -SelkeyMoonbeam

Posted by SelkeyMoonbeam 5 years ago


Addicted to Instructables Tech? Consider doing it full time at Amazon!

Hello instructables Addicts! I manage a group of engineers at Amazon.  We're the team that gets to design, prototype, and build new devices and machines for Amazon's warehouses. I'm looking for new people to join the team who are interested in joining us on our mission to build cool new technology.  We cover a lot of of diverse areas, from industrial image acquisition and vision systems to embedded device development, so be ready for a challenge!  If you love embedded systems design, aren't afraid of the soldering iron, and want to work with some incredibly bright people every day, check our our job posting! All of the jobs are here in Seattle and are full time.  Read more about qualifications and apply directly by checking our our posting: https://us-amazon.icims.com/jobs/116465/job .  Alternatively, if the link doesn't work, go to amazon.com/jobs and search for 116465. Have a great day!

Posted by gashalot 8 years ago


How Instructables Hooked Me Up

Has posting a project on Instructables and being a member of our community helped you nail an interview / get your dream job / propose to your partner /  get an A on a school project / muster up the courage to ask someone out?? We want to hear your stories! Please share them below

Posted by kazmataz 6 years ago


People well-versed in Arduino wanted for teaching in Brooklyn area!

Currently looking for people well-versed in arduino technology to teach small 6-12 people classes. The goal for us is to connect the Brooklyn community with the craftsmen of the area, and foster a connection through making, crafting, and creating. Teaching with us allows you to earn money on your own terms by teaching classes you create. If you are interested in teaching, shoot us an email!

Posted by JohanGravityHill 3 years ago


living- Animatronics - California

Hello,     So I have two things to talk about, one I have a few questions and two i have a story. -Story time !     So all my life I have wanted to do Animatronics, and live in California. Well last Tuesday I left my CEMS job (continual emissions                      monitoring), for many reasons. I have had this thought for a while to just pick up and leave. I did really enjoy my job but it was not what i had wanted to do, I was also tired of being lied to and disrespected. So my best friend was packing up the stuff out of his house and moving to another friends house. I told him "let's go to California" and he said "ok, sure" So we left, I had nothing but some friends and family tying me down anyways. So I packed up my Buick and his VW and we set off from Pennsylvania to California with no real plan what so ever. It was great, and still is, mostly ....  -Questions ?     So does anybody do any work with Animatronics, or live in California ? What is the best way to get in ? Wheres the best place to live in CA with access to good tech jobs ? -My experience is 3 Years of electronics, I am ETA certified, I have done FIRST robotics for 5 years and now mentor it, I also have tons of experience with computers/servers, also a good bit of CEMS experience. I am currently in Sacramento California, and just looking for some good advice Thanks Robert 

Posted by bobyo134 5 years ago


arduino project!

Hi there, I have an idea in mind but not the necessary skills. It would be nice if someone would be willing to help. my project requires a good knowledge of arduino and accelerometers. So if anyone is interested then pm me. I just need the schematic and the code. Please pm me so that we can negotiate. thanks.

Posted by thakur900 6 years ago


Job opening at MIT working on wireless sensors

Thought I'd pass this along in case there are electronic hackers looking for a job. Unfortunately, you need at least a master's degree.Post Doctoral Associate or Research ScientistMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAIndividual will work under the auspices of the House-n Research Group to contribute to the development of a hardware and software system that will measure physical activity type, intensity, and location in very large populations of adults using ordinary mobile phones (see http://web.mit.edu/wockets). Responsibilities will include developing and field testing wireless accelerometer technology that sends data to mobile phones, extending past work at MIT, developing housing for those wireless sensors so they meet a set of design constraints identified by prior research and so they can be easily produced in prototype and larger quantities, writing academic papers on the design and use of the technology for healthcare with colleagues at MIT and Stanford, fostering an open-source community of developers to use and extend the technology, and collaborating with other researchers working on developing technologies for the NIH's Exposure Biology Program. The appointment will be for one-year. Minimum Qualifications:An M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (or closely related subject), with expertise in embedded systems design (hardware) and RF design (e.g. Bluetooth or any other RF protocols used in sensor networks). Microcontroller programming and knowledge of interfacing microcontrollers to analog and digital sensors is required. The candidate must possess 1-2 years of research or development experience designing, prototyping, testing and debugging electronic circuits, and the candidate must have past experience demonstrating the ability to independently develop wireless sensors from conception to manufacturing to enclosure design. Expertise in rapid prototyping of enclosures, pattern classification algorithm development, and/or ubiquitous computing helpful. Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating why they are interested in the position and a CV/resume to intille@mit.edu. Please indicate earliest date of availability.

Posted by Vsayuni 9 years ago


Put your skills to work for others in Dun4me!

Like I always do, I love to share with our community new and exciting things that I find in my cybertravels. I have found a site that can help some of you request projects to be made or made some money on the side by using your skills. Dun4me https://www.dun4me.com/category/recent

Posted by blkhawk 1 year ago


We need a video director! (paid)

We our a young South Australian firm producing instructional manuals for new products. We would like to add videos to our product offering. We can afford to pay $25 - $40 per hr for a skilled one man production team. Reply to this post with a sample of your work to be considered.

Posted by The Writing Company 9 years ago


Positions available at Instructables (August 9, 2018)

Education Community ManagerCome join our community team at Instructables, and lead our efforts to help teachers bring making into the classroom! In this role you will be the primary point person for all teacher related activities, and engagement. This includes, but is not limited to; outreach, moderation, insights, events, and content development. This is a new position here at Instructables, and you get to play a role in shaping it.Requirements Passion for education, and makingFamiliarity with education standards, and curriculum Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writtenComfortable with technology, and social networksFamiliarity with EdTech sector Ability to travelBeliefs The best way to learn something is to do itFailure isn't a stopping point, it's a learning pointCourage is what dares us to do what we imagine Collaboration makes us betterDifferent is good This is a full time contract position that can be performed remotely from anywhere in the US, or from our offices in San Francisco, Boston, or Portland Oregon. Please send cover letter, resume, and writing samples to auctoramentum at instructables.com. Make the subject of your email robot-related, and, if possible, witty. Working at Instructables If you don't see an open position that fits you, please don't hesitate to drop us a line and say hi. We are always actively building our network of curious, creative talent with a passion for making. To introduce yourself, please send your cover letter and resume to auctoramentum at instructables dot com with a fun, robot-related subject line

Posted by ewilhelm 2 years ago


Internship: Create fun instructables

To be clear up front, this is an unpaid internship.Neighbors Project is looking for someone to work closely with the CEO on creating fun Instructables for the items on our "Neighbors Checklist" (ranges from "say hi to your neighbors" to "organize a film fest in your park"). The pieces will be featured on the Neighbors Project Web site, blog and e-bulletins, and will get picked up by outside media. Check out our group page.You should be creative and resourceful, comfortable coming up with a story concept, researching,photography and writing. People with a sense of humor encouraged. You must be comfortable executing most of the pieces on the streets of San Francisco.The hours of this position are flexible, with a minimum of five and a maximum of 20 per week. You must be comfortable working out of the home office of our CEO, in a pleasant neighborhood in San Francisco.We can't offer you any money at this point, but this is a great opportunity to work with a rapidly growing non-profit making fun instructables. Much better than your typical filing and go-fetch internships.Application instructions:Send your resume, writing sample and a one-page cover letter explaining why you want this internship and how many hours per week you'd be available to:Kit Hodge, CEO, Neighbors Projectinfo [at] neighborsproject [dot] org

Posted by neighborsproject 10 years ago


Web Design and Animation

Hi! I am offering my services for some simple web design, or 2D flash animation, or both! I use the Godaddy web hosting service, and use Flash CS4 for all my animating. If you wish to be hosted by another service, I can do that as well. Here is some of my work; www.brianschopshop.com I did this website for a local barber when I lived in Wisconsin. I try to keep an up to date relationship with my clients. If you wish to contact me email me at sammartz42@gmail.com, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I will answer comments to this forum topic as well. I charge about 50-100 dollars per page depending on the content, and animation is charged by the length at 10 dollars for every 20 seconds.

Posted by martzsam 7 years ago


CHECK OUT THIS SICK GUN!!!! PLEASE !!!!

This is an AMAZING looking gun by cool bas3 All credits go to him and here is his gun so go 5 star, fave it, and subcribe to cool bas3. here is is:    www.instructables.com/id/cbar-cool-bas3-assault-rifle/# click the dang link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by KnexFreek 8 years ago


Selling Super Modified Nerf Longshot (AR Removal,Locks,LEDs,Spring,Paint Job)

Hi! I'm selling this super modified Nerf Longshot. The paint job was based off of Coop772's paint job that he did. The mods I did to this is listed in the video. I did take a few pictures from SGNerf and Coop772 because I forgot to take a picture of some of the internals and I already put the gun back together. If you have any questions feel free to comment below. Thanks for viewing! Video of this (video embed code doesn't seem to work): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyH-N6wm16A  

Posted by Pizzapie500 7 years ago


Addicted to Instructables

Why is Instructables so damn perfect??  Yes, I believe I am addicted to Instructables lol...after all it's very easy to get addicted to it. Especially for someone like me, who loves to create, this is a dream website! :D  Thanks to this site my creativity is finally challenged and it's so good to see so many people with my same passion. During these months I have been able to create more things than all the ones I had done in my life! And it feels so good. The last few years have been hard but now I feel alive again. Thank you Instructables! :) I love this community and one of my new dreams is to actually work for this website...the coolest job with the coolest people! :)

Posted by lindarose92 5 years ago


Nice Job Instructables

Nice job ewilhelm This websites doing great i Can't wait till the next update!

Posted by Shifman 11 years ago


prizefight: bill gates vs. steve jobs

They made bill gates and steve jobs fight in this videothe cut scenes are funny and the rounds are double that of the regulars

Posted by coolz 10 years ago


Job suggestions for a 13 year old.

I was wondering what other jobs a 13 year old could do besides newspaper delivery? Because right now I am only getting paid $100 a month. Are there any other suggestions for a job that pays me enough money so I can give to charity and keep some for myself also?

Posted by Lemon-Duck 9 years ago


Help Starting my Career

I am a sophomore in high school and i am planning to go into the paramedic field. My dad tells me if i am going to do that i should start now so i can get a job right out of HS. How do i start? Where do i begin? Who do i talk to? What kind of classes? How long? Soooo many questions... ----------other info----------- - I am not squeamish or blood shy. i can handle anything you throw at me. - I have no idea what i need how to take the class or anything - can i do anything to help now? - Any info is appreciated. - Live in United States in South Dakota In Aberdeen. - Just a 15 year old looking to jump start his career and who doesn't want to end up flipping burgers trying to pay off debts...

Posted by I3uckwheat 6 years ago


not good just want to stop rust

I dont want a good job or a really bad job just want to cover or stop the car from rusting just want ok job will a spray can of mach paint from parts house work or  a cheap spray can from friend work

Posted by wingram 5 years ago


Which tool for the job(s)?

What sort of multiple tool do I want if I'm planning to work a bit with thin plastic, cardboard or maybe Plexiglas?

Posted by flashj 8 years ago


Woot! My first True SMD soldering job!

Yay! I finally soldered my first SMD chip package! (And it didn't explode!)

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago