Maker Faire Ticket Giveaway

We have 4 extra Maker Fair tickets to give away to 4 lucky people. To qualify for one of these tickets, you must meet most (if not all) of the following requirements: 1. You must be at least 16 years of age 2. You must be a regular user of this website and willing to spend 2 hours hanging out at the Instructables booth talking about the site. 3. You should have an awesome project to bring. This project is ideally small, easily transportable and requires little to no setup. 4. You must be located in the Bay Area and able to get yourself to the Maker Faire. 5. You must like having fun with a whole bunch of fun people. If you think this describes you, send me a private message and let me know who you are, why you want to hang out at the Instructables booth and what you want to bring. The first four qualified people to contact me each get a ticket.

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

where is maker faire 2010 going to be? Answered

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

Revenge of the Maker

This one made the rounds a couple days ago, but in case you missed it...

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

Who's Going to the Maker Faire?

Hey everyone! I was just wondering who was going to the maker faire! I thought it might be cool to meet some of the instructable go-ers'!

Posted by Robot Lover 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Why hasn't there been a Maker Faire type event on the East coast?


Asked by kc4zvw 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Calgary Mini Maker Faire - Update

Calgary Mini Maker Faire is just weeks away from showtime.  This is the third year and the projects are amazing. Not an event to miss.  Tickets can be purchased here: Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Calgary Mini Maker Faire September 6th and 7th, 2014 Telus Spark Science Centre

Posted by Jason Bedard 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Manchester UK Mini-Maker Faire in July

News of another Maker Faire in the UK. The big Newcastle event has been postponed until next year. Its being held at the Manchester Museum of science and industry

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

my keurig coffee maker stopped working.?

It heats water and the blue lights flash but when I choose cup size nothing comes out.

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

You know you're a maker when ...

... what? How would you finish that sentence?  I'm looking for a mix of humour and accurate observation in a few choice (family friendly) words.

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

How to make dual barreled weapons in game maker 8 pro?

I am making a plane game in game maker and I am stuck on how to make the rockets shoot from the wings and not from the origin like the minigun does. Any help would be appreciated as would and example. Cheers

Asked by QwertyuioLP 7 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

how would you build a portable ice maker?

I want to know how to build a portable ice maker that could run on 120v and 12v or just 12v so i could use it in the RV or who knows. i have seen them for sale but no one ever has them can some one help with ideas on this or insight ty

Asked by krazymike58 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago

I have a portable counter top ice maker, it still freezes but all the parts to hold and move the water/ice are broken.

Does anyone have an idea what I can make with it before I toss it?

Asked by jhtorres 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

American Maker Tomorrow

Just a reminder to go check out the [American Maker Event] in Chicago tomorrow. It promises to be a lot of fun and it has been announced that it will be hosted by the venerable Mister Jalopy. Also, be sure to say hi to Bilal! who will be silk screening pancakes, showing off his homemade laser cutter and handing out some Instructables robot stickers.(check back here for event pictures)

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

Maker Faire: Call for Entries

Maker Faire is holding auditions for Maker Faire on March 8. Have something you want to show and haven't already submitted it? Try wowing the Maker folks in person in San Jose. See also: Call for Makers Calling All Makers - Auditions for Maker Faire 2009 to be held on Sunday, March 8 In preparation for this year's event, a team from MAKE magazine ( will be scheduling 15-minute appointments at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, March 8th, from noon to 4pm, to preview, and meet with, potential makers, crafters and inventors from the area. "We're looking for anyone who has something fun to share, something they've made with their hands," explains Dale Dougherty, Publisher & Editor of MAKE magazine. "It can be practical or impractical--it could be something simple like a creative costume or maybe some handmade jewelry. Or it could be something wild like a bike with ten wheels, or a dog-powered lawn mower. Whatever it is, the more creative and imaginative, the better!" Audition Details: When: Sunday, March 8th, 2009 (noon - 4pm) Where: The Tech Museum of Innovation 201 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113-2008 (408) 795.6225 Admission: FREE Contact for Auditions and to schedule a 15-minute appointment: Sherry Huss, (707) 827-7074 or

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

Win a Free Ticket to Maker Faire

Maker Faire is coming soon and we're going to be there. Will you? If you want to go, but haven't gotten a ticket yet, then check out this contest over at CNET where they're giving away 20 tickets to the event.Read the details below. It can't take you that long to write about DIY and America, right? Go for it and let us know if you win one.The event's organizers have given me 20 passes to award CNET News readers. And all you have to do to win one is tell me, in 150 words or less, how you would use DIY to remake America (the event's theme).So, send your 150-words-max ideas to me at daniel(dot)terdiman-*at*-cnet(dot)com by May 8 (please include the words "Maker Faire contest" in your e-mail subject line, as well as your full name in your e-mail), and maybe I'll be seeing you at Maker Faire. UPDATE: This is for the Maker Faire in California, not Texas. Win a free ticket to Maker Faire

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

Maker as business

I have a question that has been bugging me.  is it unethical to open a business that caters to makers? I have a million and one hobbies and some of them run along with my work studies and i was just wondering if its been done to just open up a shop where people can get together to build projects together, or to sell items that are made as a business. it would seem to be a good idea from my perspective and seems to help all.   

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

Maker Faire unboxed - ZDNET

The Maker Faire, which took place over the weekend in San Mateo, Calif., celebrated the do-it-yourself ethos. This manifested in both the "makers" who brought their personal projects and the attendees, including the ones who chose to interact with the projects. The festival was the third in San Mateo, in addition to one held last fall in Austin, Texas. It is put on by the people behind Make magazine. In 2006, 20,000 people attended the Bay Area event. In 2007, that number swelled to 40,000. It is not clear how many people attended over the weekend. But if the hefty crowds were any indication, the figure surely increasedArticle and photo Gallery

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago

Maker Faire This Weekend!

Is anyone going to be even close to Austin this weekend? If so, drop by our booth and say "hi" on Saturday or Sunday. We'd love to talk to you and give you some stickers. Our stuff is already heading out on a big ol' truck, but Canida and I will be heading out later this week to see what Austin, Texas has to offer and bask in the Texas atmosphere. Hope to see you there.

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

Trying to build an "Electric Chai Maker"

Hello All, I just joined this forum. I am trying to make my own Chai maker. It needs to 1. Boil water+milk 2. Grind to paste ginger and some spices ( 3. Mix the chai powder + spice pasto to boiling Milk+water. 4. Allow all the stuff to boil some time. 5. Filter the Chai. I am mainly looking for electric heaters and grinders which I need to use for this project. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, K

Posted by kyfx2012 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

EMF camp

Anyone else in the UK heading to EMF camp at the end of August ? Steve

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

MakerBot are hiring in NYC

Fancy a job working for MakerBot?  They're hiring in the NYC area - check this link for details.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

Current at Maker Faire

I'm sure you know that the Maker Faire is next weekend... and all of us at and Current TV are excited to share with you that we are going to be there! If you are going, please drop by our booth and introduce yourself (you can find us at booth #217-X). We'll have a very special DIY treat to share with you, and a full set of computers if you need a place to blog from (and for those of you interested in embarking in the wild world of vlogging, we'll have webcams too!) If you aren't going to the Maker Faire, then feel free to visit us at If there is something that you are just dying to learn more about or get a closer look at, we have a team of people on the ground with cameras in hand who can be your eyes and ears for you. Just email your questions on the above mentioned page, or email Leah at Videocan not parse options from: classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="400" height="400">, {width:425, height:350} And by all means, feel free to introduce you and your DIY blog by clipping your blog comments to the You make all sorts of things. We want to hear about it. PeaceAda

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

North West UK Festival of Making

Hi, Just wondering if anyone was planning to go to the Festival of Making in Blackburn next weekend? 6TH - 7TH MAY 2017 | BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE It looks like it should be pretty interesting so I will be there and wondered if there were any other Instructable members planning to take the trip.  If there are let me know and ill keep my eye out to say hello :)  Also Ill probably wear an instructables shirt as I think its one of those events where the maker shirts have extra cultural capital :)

Posted by world of woodcraft 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago

Seeking a arduino or similar hacker

I have a relatively small project that I need to build.  I have an overall project design in mind but am completely open to your input.  It will need to involve an LCD Screen capable of displaying a large decimal number and be connected to an internet webpage service (which I will provide) via Ethernet or wireless connection.

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

Is it hard to make snow?

I've seen stuff around google. but, never trust the internet very much as like mythbusters last episode, it can lie. guy using a nossle like that, with compress air and a garden hose, claims with temps under 30F, and misty-compressed water, you can do this: this real, and the main question, Is this ahrd to make, and How do you...

Posted by Killa-X 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Instructables at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015

We're hosting our 4th Annual DIY Festival of the Inventive Spirit, Gulf Coast MakerCon, at the Florida Fairgrounds on April 18th.  This year, because we've had such a great time with Instructables Build Nights, we're featuring a Year of Instructables projects at the event, with things like our DoDo Case build and our recent MaKey MaKey build night projects.  If anyone else is in the Tampa Bay area and would like to join in, let us know and we'll be sure to give you booth space!

Posted by EurekaFactory 3 years ago

(Idea) Offline Instructables Editor/maker

So I have had this idea in my head for some time now, and I finally went and tried it out. I'm always mad when I can't work on a instructable because the computer doesn't have internet, so i decided to try and make a editor that would edit and make instructable offline. I figure that i would gets this idea out in the open before going further because it does need some help from everyone here. I already thought up a way to make a type of file format. I took a zip file, put all the instructable files into it, and then renamed it a .ible file so it stands out as a instructable file. i have attached the test .ible fine on the forum so you can take a look at it(just rename it .zip to view it for now). i have a main config fine called CONFIG.instructable which contains all the basic things that it would need to know about the instructable. it tells it the title of the instructable, where to find the text for the intro, the pics for the intro, and then how many steps. there are then config files for each step. the names are simple, step1.config. in that it tells it the name of the step, what the name of the body text file is, and then how many pics are in it and the file names of them the thing is, this file means nothing if we can work out some way to upload it to instructables in a way that it is recognized as a instructable and loaded correctly. I figure that before I go and try to make a program that will make these files, I should ask if this is even possible. So what do you thinl?

Posted by dsman195276 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Maker Faire 2009 (Bay Area)

Who all's going to Maker Faire in May?

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

Maker Faire UK!

Maker Faire is crossing the pond and will be landing in the UK! It will be happening on March 14-15 during the Newcastle ScienceFest which runs from March 6-15. After three years Maker Faire is going international!No word on whether there's an open call for makers to go and demonstrate their own creations just yet. Maker Faire UK

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

Windows Movie Maker: PLESE REPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone know how to get "tv" results with Windows Movie Maker? Especially graphics!!!!!!!

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

Tattoo Madness at the Maker Faire

My favorite moment from the Maker Faire.A guy used an Instructable of mine to design his tattoo!

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago

keurig coffee maker quit?

My keurig coffee maker has quit working, for the most part. it will heat water and the blue flashing lights come on but nothing comes out.

Asked by botree 3 years ago

Back to Basics Ice Cream Maker

I purchased a ice cream maker at a yard sale and can not get any directions.  it is electric with a double insulated 1.5 quart mixing bowl.  I need directions and ingrediants list.

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

Maker Faire on the BBC

The title says it all. Go here.  Read it.  Follow links. (I didn't see any Instructables T-shirts in the videos...)

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

SF Maker Faire Entry Deadline Extended

Did you forget to apply for a Maker booth at the 2008 SF Bay Area Maker Faire?The deadline has been extended to March 19, 2008 so get your application in now!Instructables will be there, as well as lots of your favorite artists, crafters, roboticists, techies, and performers. Join us!

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

Instructables Booth at Maker Faire Day 2

Here are some pictures from our booth on Sunday at the Maker Faire. We did some gorgeous full laptop etchings, handed out a tremendous number of stickers, and met lots of awesome people.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Calgary Mini Maker Faire 2013

Calgary Mini Maler Faire 2013, held on September 14 & 15, was a success. By this I mean attendees left with big smiles on their faces and makers lost their voices from talking so much.  Thank you to everyone who was able to make it down.  Also, a special thank you to for the stickers and other fine swag. You made many children very happy, and more than a few adults too.  Here is a photo or two of the event: Maker Awesomeness

Posted by Jason Bedard 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Instructables Booth at Maker Faire Day 1

Check out some pictures from the first day of Maker Faire. One day down, and we're already exhausted! We've been tattooing consumer electronics, trying to pop balloons with plasma arcs, and introducing people to the site. If you're in town, come say hello.

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

Which movie maker version is it possible to...? Answered

In which version of windows movie maker can you put a video in the title overlay? I know it is possible because I did it with one of the old versions on my other computer, but when I threw it out I didn't remember to check. Any form of help would be greatly appreciated!

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

Derby Maker Faire: Status Update

I'm going to be having a stall at Derby Mini Maker Faire on the 22nd. If you're able, pop along to say hello, and you can build your own paper catapult as well. If you're going, post a comment, let me know to look out for you.

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

Sale at the Maker Shed

The Maker Shed, the store part of Make Magazine, is having a big sale on over 100 items. In gearing up for the upcoming Maker Faire (May 30 & 31!) they need to clear out some of the old stock. Items are up to 75% off.As for myself, I'll probably be getting a LED Clock Kit. I've had an idea for a modification for one of those for ages. Also looking good are the telekinetic pen and the poinewood derby kit for $1. Make Blowout Sale

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

Maker Faire deadline fast approaching!

Have something awesome that you'd like to show off at the Maker Faire and for some reason haven't applied yet? Then get moving! The deadline is March 31, less than a week from now. Go go go! And of course even if you don't want to show something off you'll want to go because we'll be there. Yes, there will be lots of other things to see and play with and do, but most importantly we'll have a table so you can come by and say "hi!" We might even have cookies to share. Maker Faire Call for Makers

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

What's a good project to make with an old coffee maker?

I just had one, so I figured Id ask. I dont know if I still do, but I was just curious.

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

Solar Ice Maker

Tried hunting through the 'ables, and also hunted for it elsewhere. Has anyone done an Instructable on making a Solar Ice Maker? And if not, will anyone do it? I've got some ideas for trying to use it as part of a home cooling unit, but I don't know how to make it yet. Thus, modifying it seems kind of out of the question. Thanks for any help in advance.

Posted by Grey_Wolfe 10 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Maker Faire -- I gotta write this down before I forget

Okay, I realized this awhile ago, and its soooo cool, and I keep forgetting to tell people.I don't know if this was intentional, or not, but anyway.If you know French, you'll appreciate "Maker Faire", because faire can* mean "to make".Maker to make! I like the ring ;-)*Normally, its translated "to do", but it can also be translated this way... even though its barely used like this...

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

Maker Update (weekly video series)

Hey everyone! My name's Donald, I'm a former Project Editor with Make: magazine, and I'm starting up a new weekly video series called Maker Update. Each week I feature a handful of projects (typically from the Instructables community) that catch my eye, along with tips, maker news, and events. I'd like to know what you think, and I'd be grateful for some subscribers if it's something you're interested in. Thanks!  -Donald

Posted by Donald Bell 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

What to do with portable ice maker?

So I have a portable ice maker that I dont want anymore. When I decide that I dont want something, I take it apart and keep parts that I think would be useful someday. But before I destroy it and keep some parts, does anyone have good ideas on what I can turn it into? or what I can build with the parts?

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

UK Charity needs the help of Makers (link to Community Blog topic)

A few weeks ago, Kiteman posted this thread to the Community Blog forum. I am hoping that the thread can be moved over to the AT Group, but in the mean time I'm linking to it. If you are interested in assistive technology and in the UK, please consider contacting Remap.

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

Is there any way to make a good 20 quart ice cream maker?

Like the kind that can be rigged it up to a hit and miss engine, or something similar?

Asked by mrskrissilynn 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago