World's most efficient solar dish? - MIT

A team led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology students last week successfully tested a prototype of what it says may be the "most cost-efficient solar-power system in the world," revolutionizing global energy production.The 12-foot-wide dish, made of a lightweight frame of thin aluminum tubing and mirror strips, concentrates sunlight by a factor of 1,000, according to the Cambridge, Mass., university. It can create heat intense enough to melt a bar of steel. More from ZDNet

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


HOOOOOORRRRAYYYYYYY! (I'M IN!)

OH MY MUFFINS!I'M IN!!!!!!!When I first found out, I was flipping out inside! I told my parents and they went nuts.... I can't believe that I got it. This is literally a dream come true!I've dreamed about going to MIT for oh... *counts* six years now, and my dream has finally (almost!) come true! Holy cow..... Is this real life?Just to make sure:Could this be the truth?Did MIT accept me?Hooray! It is true!

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


MIT opens its academic doors to all online

An MIT education is now just a click awayhttp://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/12/01/an_mit_education_is_now_just_a_click_away/Ever wanted to delve a bit deeper into matrix theory, especially vector spaces and the misunderstood twin enigmas of linear algebra known as eigenvalues and eigenvectors?As sure as every square matrix has a determinant, you are not alone. Now there is a kind of cerebral clearinghouse, accessible without ever setting foot inside MIT's hallowed halls, for those so inclined.On Wednesday, the school celebrated the completion of a six-year initiative to put its entire curriculum online, with all 1,800 undergraduate and graduate courses - lectures, readings, labs, even problem sets and exams - available with just a few clicks and a spirit of scientific curiosity.The initiative, the first of its kind, has been enormously successful, so far attracting some 31 million visitors from nearly every country who are drawn to such classes as Electricity and Magnetism, Classical Mechanics, and Introduction to Algorithms.Lectures and readings from MIT's literature and history courses are also online, but the 20 most popular courses all involve science, economics, or math.High school students and teachers are among the most avid participants, with 15,000 accessing the site each month. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a website, called Highlights for High School, that is tailored to their interests.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Yes Men talk at MIT - 10/26/09

The Yes Men are speaking at MIT next Monday, October 26th, in the Bartos Theater in the Media Lab (E15, on Ames St).  Wish I could pop over, but it's a long trip - if you get to go, share your thoughts. Why do you want to see this talk?  From the posting: The Yes Men have an unusual hobby: posing as top executives of corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but thriftstore suits, The Yes Men lie their way into business conferences and parody their corporate targets in ever more extreme ways – basically doing everything that they can to wake up their audiences to the danger of letting greed run our world. The Yes Men were featured in the documentary, The Yes Men Fix the World, which won the Panorama Audience Award at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. 

Posted by canida 8 years ago


MIT Open-couseware Helps Physics Professor Become a Web Star

Open-courseware is helping some MIT professors gain much deserved recognition. While I never took a class from Walter Lewin, I did watch a Nobel laureate (before he won the prize!) ride that same rocket-powered tricycle across the stage of 26-100 (I wrote a little bit about that here in a comment).At 71, Physics Professor Is a Web StarCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Walter H. G. Lewin, 71, a physics professor, has long had a cult following at M.I.T. And he has now emerged as an international Internet guru, thanks to the global classroom the institute created to spread knowledge through cyberspace.Professor Lewin's videotaped physics lectures, free online on the OpenCourseWare of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have won him devotees across the country and beyond who stuff his e-mail in-box with praise."Through your inspiring video lectures i have managed to see just how BEAUTIFUL Physics is, both astounding and simple," a 17-year-old from India e-mailed recently.Steve Boigon, 62, a florist from San Diego, wrote, "I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics-colored eyes."Professor Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube's greatest hits. He is part of a new generation of academic stars who hold forth in cyberspace on their college Web sites and even, without charge, on iTunes U, which went up in May on Apple's iTunes Store.In his lectures at ocw.mit.edu, Professor Lewin beats a student with cat fur to demonstrate electrostatics. Wearing shorts, sandals with socks and a pith helmet -- nerd safari garb -- he fires a cannon loaded with a golf ball at a stuffed monkey wearing a bulletproof vest to demonstrate the trajectories of objects in free fall.He rides a fire-extinguisher-propelled tricycle across his classroom to show how a rocket lifts off.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


The "No-Fly List" makes us LESS secure

Published May 16, 2002, The Carnival Booth paper demonstrates how our security measures like the No-Fly List make our flights very insecure. ...In this paper, we show that since CAPS uses profiles to select passengers for increased scrutiny, it is actually less secure than systems that employ random searches. In particular, we present an algorithm called Carnival Booth that demonstrates how a terrorist cell can defeat the CAPS system.....

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


San Diego Fab Lab Open House and Fab Fest

Dear Friends,Please join us on Saurday, November 22ndfrom 9 am 'til 1 pm --The Heads On Fire :: Fab Lab is the first of the MIT Fab Labs to appear on the west coast, and is located in San Diego.We will be holding an Open House event to engage the community in innovation and creation using the Fab Lab tools, which will be set up at the market and available for use. Bring your kids, your family, your crafty friends!We will be one block from the Lab's usual location at the fantastic City Heights Farmers Market. Local MAKERS, INVENTORS, ARTISTS and DESIGNERS will be demonstrating and sharing things they've made.If YOU are interested in displaying something you have made, there is still time to get involved.Come out, participate, and SHARE YOUR CREATIONS. We will have free space to display your works. Your ideas can help get the community involved! Inspire kids and makers-to-be!Please let us know if you are interested in displaying and participating :: Contact Fabiola@headsonfire.org The Open House and Fab Fest will be located at:4440 Wightman St(On Wightman between 44th St & Highland Ave)San Diego, CA 92105Directions:http://www.yelp.com/map/city-heights-farmers-market-san-diegoThe Fab Lab is a high-tech digital fabrication laboratory equipped with the tools to make almost anything. Whether you are a tech wizard or a newcomer, you can use this accessible set-up to flex your invention muscle. Serving kids, adults, tinkerers, inventors, designers and learners.Lab BlogLab Blog

Posted by heads on fire fab lab 9 years ago


Anyone Know anything about MIT?

If someone who, say, had been out of high school for a while, lived in Canada and wanted to go back to school, would anyone know how to go about getting admitted full time to MIT? like if I wanted to go to MIT I have no post secondary education and live in Canada...... is there any way to prove myself and get in?

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago


MIT FEE (Freshman Evaluation Essay)[edited]

Hey!I'm just curious, is anyone else here taking the FEE?I'm about 3/4 of the way through the reading, and hope to finish the first essay today.editYES! I PASSED!(Image from MIT)

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


Free undergraduate EE course from MIT

MIT is starting up a free online courses  program called MITx.  The first one they're doing is their basic Circuits & Electronics course, 6.002x.  It is being presented in an "experimental prototype form".  It starts March 5, 2012, and runs through June 12. What an opportunity!  I'm taking this for sure.  It requires a lot of math that I don't know, but either I will muddle through without it, or learn as much as I can and then drop out when it gets too far beyond my level.  Either way it's a huge win.  I'm also trying to organize or join a study group at my local hackerspace.

Posted by rachel 6 years ago


MIT Electronic Research Society

Hey!If you're around on Friday Nights, come to MITERS!We have build parties every Friday from 7:30 on, at N52-115.We're a bunch of students with a penchant for inventionWho run this complete machine shop, EE lab, and creative haven, with lots of space for large projects.Everything goes, from motorcycles to electronic clothing, with a good helping of logic, lasers, microcontrollers and motors.Instructables itself came out of MITERS!Here's our instructables group.Here's our website.Here's our location.

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


MIT Unveils 90 mph Solar Racer

A solar-powered car that can go 90 mph? Sweet!MIT's latest solar race car might look like a funky Ikea table with a hump, but don't laugh. It'll do 90 mph and is packed with technology that may end up in the hybrids and EVs the rest of us will soon be driving.The university's Solar Electric Vehicle Team, the oldest such team in the country, unveiled the $243,000 carbon-fiber racer dubbed Eleanor on Friday and is shaking the car down to prepare for its inaugural race later this year."It drives beautifully," said George Hansel, a freshman physics major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the team. "It's fun to drive and quite a spectacle."Eleanor is slated to compete in the tenth World Solar Challenge, a seven-day race across nearly 2,000 miles of Australian outback. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


HOORAY! MIT!

So I'm a bit late getting around to this, but last week I pretty much had the best pi day ever. MIT, being who they are, celebrated pi day by releasing admission decisions on pi day. This year, since it's the class of '15, they posted them at exactly 9:26pm (3/14, '15, 9:26). The entire day seemed to inch by soo slowly... the suspense killed me. Having been deferred from early action, I didn't want to be too hopeful, but how can you not be? MIT was my number one, but it was a complete reach. So at 9 that night, I was with some friends celebrating pi day (and preemptively celebrating our MIT rejection/acceptance.) By the time 9:26 came around... the servers had been DDoS'd. How anti-climatic... :P 15 minutes later of constant refreshing on my phone, and I finally got a page with text. For those of you who haven't had the experience, many colleges post decisions online: you can't gauge your acceptance on the size of the envelope anymore. Instead, you stare at a letter on the screen for 30 seconds, frantically skimming for some key word that reveals the answer. My jaw dropped as soon as I realized it. There was a moment of disbelief, however; I quickly tried to read as much as possible to make sure I understood correctly. I GOT IN! What followed was a blur, comprised mostly of frantic congrats, high-fives, hugs, texts, calls, facebook updates, and pi-themed-cupcakes-in-the-face. (blasphemous pastries, I know)  WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I did, however, completely forget to post the news HERE! I know I haven't participated much in the community in the last few years, but before that, Instructables was huge in getting me interested in everything. There's just way too many awesome people doing awesome things. Heck, when I met Muffin, and saw him get into MIT, I had no idea that in 3 years we'd be starting a company together.  So yeah. I've been really excited recently. There are so many ideas I've wanted to instructablize recently... but haven't really had the time. (The time machine doesn't work that well yet either). Although I haven't posted or commented, I've still been lurking a bit :-) [img]

Posted by zachninme 7 years ago


So I am in the Cambridge (Boston) Area, What to Do?

Hey y'all, missed your resident Texan? Probably not... Anyways I'm starting my freshman college year by spending a semester at Harvard, attending Harvard Extension School. I've got (for now) a nice helping of free time. Any recommendations on places to go, people to see? MIT open build nights still alive and kickin'? Once I draw up a nice Ibles Robot, expect some images of him making appearances all across the Harvard campus.  Thanks! Kent

Posted by KentsOkay 7 years ago


Mouseless - Pranav Mistry

I want to make a prototype like this one - http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/mouseless/ - To anyone who makes it, please include links of online stores from where I  can buy the things needed. :) Thanks.

Posted by umanghome 7 years ago


Eric Wilhelm wins TR35 Innovation Award

Sharing your projects and ideas on Instructables is now officially a Big Idea. Eric just won the TR35 award for top innovators under 35 from MIT's Technology Review magazine for his work with Instructables; check out the press release below, and read about the other winners.I'm pretty psyched to be part of this site, as we're clearly doing something exciting and important -- it's especially neat to be an early adopter with the power to change the way society works.-- ChristyProject-Sharing Website Creator Named Top Young InnovatorSan Francisco, CA - August 19, 2008 -- Eric Wilhelm has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the world's top innovators under the age of 35 for creating Instructables.com, the Internet's #1 project-sharing website.Instructables.com began as a way for Eric to document his engineering work and grad-school kitesurfing projects, and has evolved into a world-wide hub for documenting and sharing creative projects. The site's simple, elegant step-by-step format provides an intuitive platform that allows anyone to publish their project, complete with pictures, text, and embedded video.In a world of mass-produced culture, hand-making and personalizing is experiencing a resurgence, and people everywhere are reviving classic skills and technologies. Instructables is the hub of this movement, providing a social and interactive environment to demonstrate amazing projects and ideas. The site dramatically lowers the barrier to sharing projects, enabling crafters, modders, engineers, artists, cooks, bicyclists, and techies to gather and share their work freely, and where cross-pollination is actively encouraged."Everyone wants to be a creator, not just a consumer," Eric explains. "We bring passionate people together to learn from each other. Instructables makes it cool to be smart." Instructables is also a valuable educational resource. Parents and teachers rely on Instructables as a source of project ideas, and students maintain their personal portfolios at the site. By coupling old-fashioned tinkering with thoughtful discussion and long-distance collaboration, Instructables has begun to revolutionize learning and innovation.Eric Wilhelm and the other TR35 winners for 2008 will be featured in the September issue of Technology Review magazine and honored at the EmTech08 Conference. "The TR35 honors young innovators for accomplishments that are poised to have a dramatic impact on the world as we know it," said Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review magazine, "We celebrate their success and look forward to their continued advancement of technology in their respective fields."About Eric Wilhelm:Eric earned his SB, SM, and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, where he developed methods to print electronics and micro-electromechanical systems using nanoparticles. He co-founded Squid Labs, an innovation and design partnership, and a number of Squid Labs spin-off companies including Potenco, producing a human-powered generator for cell phones and laptops; Makani, an energy company seeking to harness high-altitude wind; OptiOpia, developing low-cost portable vision-testing and lens-fabricating devices; and Instructables, a collaborative how-to site that helps people document and share a process or skill. See Eric's How To Start A Business Instructable for the more detailed story.About Instructables.com:Instructables is the most popular Do It Yourself community on the Internet. Started in August 2005, Instructables provides accessible tools and publishing instructions to enable passionate, creative people to share their most innovative projects, recipes, ideas, and hacks. The site is currently home to over 14,000 projects covering such diverse areas as crafts, art, kids, electronics, pets, bikes, cars, robotics, green projects, and cooking.About Technology Review, Inc.:Technology Review, Inc., an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the authority on the future of technology, identifying emerging technologies and analyzing their impact for leaders. Technology Review's media properties include Technology Review magazine, the oldest technology magazine in the world (founded in 1899); the daily news website TechnologyReview.com; and events such as the annual EmTech Conference at MIT. ContactsFor Instructables:Christy Canida, 510-931-5622press (at) instructables (dot) comFor Technology Review:Sarah Mees, 978-208-1499press (at) technologyreview (dot) com More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


AHHHHHHHHHHH! MIT Early Action Results Soon!!!

AHHHHHHH! I'M SO NERVOUS! MIT is releasing their decision for Early Action applicants at 12 noon today X_X. My hands are shaking and I can't think straight. I thought early action was supposed to be a good thing, but all it does is make the applicant crazy the last few hours before the results are posted.... Sigh..... Perhaps I just need a haiku: Today is the day MIT is amazing Please can I get in?

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


MIT team designs plane that uses 70% less fuel

Planes use a massive amount of fuel to move passengers and cargo around the world. A new design from an MIT team could cut this fuel usage by 70%. This is great news and would make flights cheaper and pump out a lot less carbon. The bad news is that air traffic is expected to double in the next 30 years and the earliest these designs would be in the air is 2035. MIT designed their D-series as a 180 passenger aircraft meant to replace the domestic 737 market. Conventional airplanes utilize a single fuselage design, while the D-series uses two partial tubular shapes placed beside each other — which accounts for the bubble nickname. The plane utilizes a host of technological advances to decrease its fuel consumption. It has thinner longer wings and a smaller tail and engine placement at the rear of the plane instead of on the wings. All of these features account for part of the reduction in fuel usage. MIT Team Unveils Airplane that Uses 70 Percent Less Fuel

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Instructables Build Day at MIT CPW

Couldn't make it to the last Instructables Show & Tell, Build Night, or Maker Faire? Host your own - it's easy!I just got a note from Amanda at Simmons Hall at MIT, who held an Instructables build day during Campus Preview Weekend. It looks like they had fun, and made some awesome stuff!Here's what Amanda has to say:A few weeks ago the Simmons Hall dormitory hosted an Instructables event at MIT geared towards welcoming the incoming class of 2012. As part of Campus Preview Weekend, we wanted to communicate the culture at MIT and my co-chair Marcella and I thought doing some instructables would be a great way to show that. We enjoy doing really hands-on and creative things in our spare time that span a huge range of talents and knowledge, and this knowledge is communal and we want to share it!We set up a few stations in our dining hall for a few different instructables, including bleach design tees and packing tape decals, and we had a great turn out... We've been getting really positive feedback from the original event and we're going to be doing it again during Orientation in late August.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


What would you make with a desktop CNC milling machine

The MTM Snap is an open source CNC desktop milling machine designed at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. The frame, milling head and bed are milled from 1/2" HDPE and are designed to snap together around the other required hardware for fast and easy construction. It's designed primarily for use manufacturing PCBs but the project site lists waxes and plastics as other materials that it can be used to machine. I've been given one to play with, if YOU had access to one, what would you use it to make?

Posted by Jayefuu 6 years ago


MIT Preview Weekend

Hi! My brother got into MIT and is going to the preview weekend. He said there is an instructables pimp your flash drive thing in one of the dorms. Who from instructables will be there?

Posted by zjharva 10 years ago


Scientific Grandstanding at MIT

Witricity at MIT.Am I missing something here? It's a transformer. This is how my wife sonicare charges.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 11 years ago


MIT Students Create Self-Driving Car

It says that the grand prize is 2 million dollars!

Posted by Bran 10 years ago


MIT Glass Lab webcams

Neat stuff from the glassblowing labs at MIT! One of the greatest living glassblowers, Lino Tagliapietra, is working in the MIT glass Lab this week, so they've installed 3 webcams for anyone who wants to watch him work.  You'll also see lots of classes and other neat stuff. Check out the live webcast here.

Posted by canida 7 years ago


Crowdfunding campaign MAKER @MIT | #FromMakerToEntrepreneur

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

Posted by dymonxd 3 months ago


MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I'm thirteen now and i want to go to MIT when I grow up and currently am about to next year go to Central High School in Philadelphia and is there anybody here that went to Central and went to MIT after and was it really really hard or was it hard but possible and did you have any time to do normal things besides schoolwork? Thank a lot

Posted by lightpacker 11 years ago


Intro to MITERS

Here's a nice introductory video for MITERS, the MIT club that Eric, Tim Anderson, and the Squid Labs team used as their clubhouse/home base for building awesome things while at MIT.  Looks like people are still learning new things, and making good use of the tools and shop space.

Posted by canida 8 years ago


Tesla Coil Hat

Tyler Christensen, or christensent of MITERS, the MIT Electronic Research Society, took a more high-voltage approach to Halloween this year.  He made this awesome dual resonant solid state tesla coil (DRSSTC) hat! Last year he was responsible for the "Build a Fusion Reactor" Instructable.  This year, his likeness to a mad scientist seems to be increasing!  How long before we see him splice a tesla coil and a human?! More info on his blog: tc-engineering

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 6 years ago


24C3 Hacking DNA - A Lecture

Drew Endy, of MIT's Biological Engineering department, gives a lecture on hacking the only thing that is (for now) un-hackable: Us.The talk's all about the frontier on Biological Engineering, in particular DNA programming. Essentially, they're starting to develop abstraction levels for DNA programming, building modular components analogous to those used by mechanical or electrical engineers. Endy speculates that eventually, this will develop into a viable, hackable, source for materials and components that could be used by everyday hackers. I found this incredible, but mostly awesome! What do you think?

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


Hacked Road Signs

This may be one of the greatest pranks I've heard of in a while.We see them everywhere these days, digital signs by the side of the road telling us about road conditions or that we should prepare to stop or that our local bridge might be closed next Tuesday from noon to midnight. And if you're like me, you've always just assumed that the message on the signs is legitimate and properly authorized.But what if the sign, instead of reading something like "Ice Ahead" was flashing the message, "Zombies Ahead"?It's true that in San Francisco or a few other cities, such a sign could be put up by local transportation officials to warn people of an impending zombie march, but even in those places, the more likely explanation would be that the sign was hacked.And if you're in the Boston area and saw signs hacked in this way, there's always a decent chance it was done by students from MIT.According to the blog i-hacked.com, some programmable road signs are easily messed with, largely because they often have unlocked instrument panels, a text-entry system that is easily accessed, and are often protected with uncomplicated, or unchanged default passwords. That's some of the text from an article on cnet, here. I love what the hackers did with the text. :-)

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago


Come to MITERS!

Hey!If you're around Boston on Friday Nights, come to MITERS, the MIT Electronic Research Society.We have build parties every Friday from 7:30 on, at N52-115.This week, the idea is clothes-hacking. We've got all the supplies, including conductive thread!We're a bunch of students with a penchant for inventionWho run this complete machine shop, EE lab, and creative haven, with lots of space for large projects.Everything goes, from motorcycles to electronic clothing, with a good helping of logic, lasers, microcontrollers and motors.Instructables itself came out of MITERS!Here's our instructables group.Here's our website.Here's our location.

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


In Boston?

Hey!If you're around on Friday Nights, come to MITERS!We have build parties every Friday from 7:30 on, at N52-115.We're a bunch of students with a penchant for inventionWho run this complete machine shop, EE lab, and creative haven, with lots of space for large projects.Everything goes, from motorcycles to electronic clothing, with a good helping of logic, lasers, microcontrollers and motors.Instructables itself came out of MITERS!Here's our instructables group.Here's our website.Here's our location.

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


PS3 programming course @ MIT

MIT has a playstation 3 programming course: Learn and Compete in Programming the PLAYSTATION3 Cell Processor This course is a brand new IAP 2007 class offering open to all MIT students (undergraduates and graduates). Students will spend several weeks learning about new multicore architectures and parallel programming patterns, and will design and implement projects to run directly on the new PLAYSTATION3 consoles. The course will culminate in an exciting competition at the end of IAP, and prizes will be awarded to the best projects. The course will give students hands on experience in parallel programming in an exciting and relevant context.All the course materials (lectures etc.) are online. If you were curious about programming the CELL processor, this looks like a great intro...Access the course here

Posted by gmoon 10 years ago


Ein deutsches Arduino Tutorial - 8 LED Lauflicht

Hallo, ich habe hier http://www.machzin.de/portfolio/lauflicht-mit-8-leds-und-arduino/ ein deutsches Tutorial geschrieben. Beschrieben wird ein Lauflicht mit 8 LEDs, einem Schieberegister und einem Arduino Board.

Posted by knuppel 5 years ago


Here're some primers for basic techniques in the machine workshop.

I've posted this link elsewhere on 'ibbles, I make no apology for that, just spreadin' the knowledge :-)Covers the basics of workshop practice courtesy of MIT robotics lab. It's quite dry, but I bet these guys really let go at the weekend.Robot delivery roomEnjoy!

Posted by bosherston 9 years ago


Boston-Area Show & Tell at MITERS, November 2!

If you're in the Boston area, get your projects ready- MITERS is hosting a fall Show & Tell! What: Fall Show & TellWhen: 7:30pm, Friday, November 2007Where: MITERS - the MIT Electronic Research Society N52-115, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA Behind the MIT MuseumBring: Friends, snacks, (non-alcoholic) beverages, and your projects to show off!RSVP: to stars (at) mit (dot) eduBack when we were at MIT, the founders of Instructables and Squid Labs hung out at MITERS. It's a great place, full of creative nerds who love to build things, share them with others, and teach what they know.Drop by for the Show and Tell, and bring your projects and ideas, some snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic- this is the MIT campus), your friends and family (kids welcome, but keep an eye on them- this is a functional shop), and lots of enthusiasm! Halloween projects are perfect for Show & Tell, and you've got an excuse to wear your costume again! The DIY Halloween contest ends on November 4, so take a few shots and post your entries. Remember we're accepting pictures and videos as well as full Instructables!We're sending along some special limited-edition Halloween Robot stickers, too- make sure to grab one!

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Awesome Laser Camera

Another innovation from the folks at MIT! This camera can see around corners!  Via BBC news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11544037

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


Boston Skillshare: this weekend at the MIT Stata Center

For the Boston-area folks, this looks like fun -- it's a skillshare weekend full of workshops on everything from drag king performance to moped restoration to embroidery to electronics to home brewing. from the Boston Skillshare website:what it is:the boston skillshare is an annual donation-based weekend event that brings people together to share practical skills. we aim to create a temporary space for people to share practical skills, which help us to live happily, creatively and sustainably. the emphasis is on action over theory, participation over talk. we want to live with enthusiasm, so let us learn with vigor!when and how:this year, we'll be at MIT's Stata Center (32 vassar street) in cambridge on saturday and sunday, april 5 & 6 from 11am - 6:30pm. $3-10 sliding scale donation and/or volunteer to help.List of workshops here.

Posted by reno_dakota 10 years ago


Instructables User Survey

Hey Everybody, Some friends of ours over at MIT have some questions about your participation on Instructables. Help them out by taking this short survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGdiOGdvZldTSjNzZk9VZGVNNVlpbGc6MA#gid=0 Thanks!

Posted by randofo 6 years ago


a Great LED project idea!

 Some students at MIT made an incrediable pop up book with LEDs! I have little knowledge with working with them, though someone else could run with it! Here is the video:  http://www.tinyurl.com/LEDpopup

Posted by beauwalker23 8 years ago


Let's Make a Mini MIT Cheetah - (Prototype)

Hello Everybody,  I am Ayush from India.  I am Building a Mini MIT Cheetah Robot Just Similar as the Big one.  Will Fewer Functions due to Size. I will be using a Raspberry Pi 3 or Zero as a Motherboard and Micro Servos for Leg Motion. I have Studied the Very most Videos of MIT Cheetah Robot and i am very much Inspired ! But Due to Lack of a Team and Financial Back Support ,  i am lacking in building it... I will 3D Print Out most of the Parts and Just Before the Final protoType I will Offer Every Hacker / Programmer/ Developer / Student / Enthusiast to Bring his/ Her own Cheetah to Life! This will be a Very Long Development Proccess as we will have to add most of the Features! Facial Detection, Push Sensors, Touch Sensors, Motion Sensors, Gyro , Accelerometer, Ultra sound Sensor. and We will make some Cool Algorithms too!  The Plus Point will be that Until i come to my Final Prototype i will stop using the Modules but will make an Complete Pcb!  Therefore The Size will Reduce! My Design Planing for now is length 15cm - 25cm But will try to make it more smaller! All I Need is a Team and Financial Support! I Have Attached my Very Basic Start Prototype Design! :) Get Involved or Support by   Contacting me Through: LINE App ( Mobile) - My User ID - 'ayushtech' E-Mail - hobbyists.stop@gmail.com Thank You, Ayush Always Love the Instructables Community!

Posted by Ayush Sharma 2 years ago


Arduino + Wifishield + buzzer + hc sr04

Hey, i started a project, i will explain it: i will try to measure a distance mit an arduino and a hc sr04 and sending the distance information to an monitor/pc/smartphone. Has anyone done something like this yet? thanks for helping.

Posted by MaximilianS2 2 years ago


Build Party, 3/7/08

Projects from march seventh, 2008. The MIT Electronic Research Society does it again! Michael chops his bike! Amy makes a passive-dynamic walker! Two fluid dynamics grad students in a homemade-boat competition! Welding! The new lathe tools in action!

Posted by stasterisk 10 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


It's safe to wear light-up sweatshirts in Boston again - or is it?

Star Simpson, everybody's favorite LED-bedecked MIT student, got pre-trial probation today after Suffolk County prosecutors acknowledged they didn't have enough evidence to actually charge her with a felony.(but read on ...)http://www.universalhub.com/node/14827

Posted by OldProfessorBear 10 years ago


Electrical Engineering Schools

I want to go to a good electrical engineering college. I've been looking at schools like Georgia Tech, and University of Michigan Ann Arbor. I'm leaning toward Georgia Tech, but which college would be the best. My Reach is MIT, considering my scores are high enough. So if I magically get accepted to all electrical engineering colleges, which should I go to?   My potential college list: Boston U Bucknell U Carnegie Mellon U Cornell U Franklin W Olin C En Georgia Tech MIT Miami U Oxford Penn State U Park Polytechnic I of NYU Rensselaer Polytec I Stanford U U Calif Berkeley U Illinois Urbana U Michigan Villanova U Virginia Tech All offer Electrical engineering and rank in the Top 100 based on various US surveys and ranking list for Graduate Education 

Posted by monkhm 7 years ago


Question for the Community

Hi, I've been to this site a few times in the past, but this site stuck in mind for some unknown reason; anyhow, I made this account due to this urging curiosity to know why you make all these strange, fascinating, and completely useless stuff. I don't remember if it was MIT or Stanford but one of them said that inventions should be useful and solve a real problem. Thanks for your comments.

Posted by inventivefficiency 8 years ago


College Interview Resume' Help

Hey Instructablers, I have an interview this coming tuesday for MIT, and my EC told me to bring a resume/activities list. My school has this funky format for writing a "resume," but I'm not sure if I should follow it. I've included my school's resume/activities list. Thanks, -Muffin P.S. Anyone else applying to school now? We could help each other out with essays and stuff like that ;)

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


How to connect Android 4.1.2 with arduino

I made some programs for arduino and android to connect android with arduion via blutetooth. There are the programs  http://pastebin.com/i6h7RA1Y http://prntscr.com/5fstug(programs made in MIT app inventor,ony for switching on and of diode). This program work on HUAWEI G730-U00 with older android version,but on Sony Xperia GO with 4.1.2 android i can't connect phone and bluetooth module HC-06. Someon know what is the problem?

Posted by bojan851 3 years ago


DIY & Make Groups Update: Phoenix, SF, NYC, MIT

Phoenix DIY - Meeting 6: This WednesdayWhat: Phoenix DIY 6When: Wednesday, March 26 7:30pmWhere: Conspire Phoenix901 N 5th St (on the NE corner of 5th St and Garfield)Phoenix, AZ 85006 [map]This month's meeting will be outside at Conspire. Please bring a chair or two to share! Also bring a jacket in case it gets chilly.This month's presenters:Mark Rehorst: SPICE circuit simulation software tutorialMark will lead us through the basics and an example of using Linear Technology's free SPICE simulator: SwitcherCAD. You can predict how your circuit will function before you build it! Alex Schlegel: Build your own GreenhouseAlex built a backyard greenhouse equipped with solar powered circulation fans, and he'll share with us how he did it.full details!Make: SFThe next meeting will be at TechShop April 6th. It will be followed by a San Francisco meeting on April 20th.Full Details!Make:NYC Meeting 5 - Thursday, March 27th, 6PMWhat can a group of Makers do with a tank of helium? We're not sure! Care to find out? The sixth Make:NYC Meeting includes:Challenge: BlimpsYou've got brains, we've got blimps. Two teams will compete to make an ordinary RC blimp perform extraordinarily. Arrive on time to make sure you get in on all the lighter-than-air action.Meeting time is 6:00PM.Location:Make Offices, 2nd Floor (Google Map)325 Gold St. at Flatbush Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11201full details!MITERS - 04/04Friday night is build party night with MIT MITERS.full details!If you know any more details about these events or have any additional announcements, please post them here.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago