JUST A SIMPLE QUESTION Whats it take to open a techsop ? and is there one planned in or around Cincinnati Ohio anytime soon ? Well a couple questions but good ones ! Fretted
Topic by fretted 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I love libraries. I love them hard. Yay, libraries! Knowledge is free, and I think books should be free, too (unless I write them. Then you should definitely pay for them.). So, I'm giving away book patches to everyone who asks until tomorrow at 5 PM CST OR until they run out! :0 So apply below! Post your favorite book, and the book title you want to be in the patch (if different).
Topic by Lithium Rain 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
ANSWER: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir or Madam, dear creative worker, dear developer and designer In consideration of growing interest in open development processes and their spreading, we are trying to get to the bottom of the »open design« phenomenon. In the course of our investigations we are very much interested in your opinion. The survey consists of a few questions related to hierarchy in open projects. At the end of our observation there will be a theoretical study, which all participants may receive a digital copy of, if so desired. (Just note that the final work will be written in German) First we would like you to answer eight questions according to a given scale. You are free to add a short comment to each answer. Finally there are two questions, which allow for a more detailed answer. 1. Does "Open Design" have a future? (No) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Yes) Comment: 2. Is there a danger of losing individuality due to the openness of a project? (No) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Yes) Comment: 3. Does the loss of individuality imply a decrease in quality? (No) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Yes) Comment: 4. Which hierarchic structures exist in your project? In which relation are the numbers of initiators and participants? (Initiators) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Participants) Comment: 5. Who has the power to decide which changes to implement? (Initiators) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Participants) Comment: 6. Open processes may result in a vast variety of designs. What kind of rules & restrictions are set that may influence individual freedom in order to maintain a high level of quality? What is your ideal conception? (Many restrictions) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Much freedom) Comment: 7. How much expertise is needed to participate in an "open design"- project? (Expert) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Amateur) Comment: 8. Are there moments when it depresses you that open design projects cannot easily be closed again? What kind of moments are this and why do you still stick to open projects? (No) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Yes) Comment: 9. How are complex assignments broken down to many individual tasks and how are these tasks distributed among the participants? Where are the limits of each competency? Comment: 10. To what extent do you understand yourself as the actual developer of a product, that you are working on together? Which kind of copyright protection is used? Comment: In case you would like to dig deeper in this topic, we also offer a more comprehensive questionnaire. Many thanks and kind Regards, Manuel Milde und Sebastian Piatza (Faculty of Design - University of Applied Sciences Dresden)
Topic by boscij 8 years ago
Open-Source Warfare is an IEEE Spectrum article discussing how information technology and the internet play a pivotal role in accelerating the adaptation of individuals against organizations through asymmetric warfare.Robb calls this new type of conflict "open-source warfare," because the manner in which insurgent groups are organizing themselves, sharing information, and adapting their strategies bears a strong resemblance to the open-source movement in software development. Insurgent groups, like open-source software hackers, tend to form loose and nonhierarchical networks to pursue a common vision, Robb says. United by that vision, they exchange information and work collaboratively on tasks of mutual interest. The reliance on IT also enables open-source groups to identify and respond to problems much more rapidly than a more structured, top-down entity can--be it the Pentagon or a large software company such as Microsoft. According to some estimates, it now takes Iraqi insurgents less than a month to adapt their methods of attack, much faster than coalition troops can respond. "For every move we make, the enemy makes three," U.S. Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez Jr. told attendees at a May conference on IEDs. "The enemy changes techniques, tactics, and procedures every two to three weeks. Our biggest task is staying current and relevant."
Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
RE: https://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Hideout-1/?download=pdf I can download a PDF, however when I try to open it, it gives me the following message. I have gotten around this by creating a "custom" PDF. Message is from normal PDF. It opens the PDF, but it is blank. Whoops! I take it back. I get the error when trying to get a normal PDF, NOT a customized one. The customized one opens. Thanks. Catherine iMac, System 10.10.5 Firefox, version 43.0b2
Topic by Cat00x 3 years ago
I wish to use a raspberry pi3 to detect when a paired smartphone in a vehicle comes in range to open a sliding gate. All the gate opening electronics is in situ.What are the pros and cons of such an idea and are there any instructables already using this method. I noted an in/out board using bluetooth detection here. Also how many devices can be paired to a RP3. I have not done any programing of a RP before.Thanks Paul Andrews
Question by illinbah 10 months ago
My customer has recently encountered a problem when trying to open most of their pdfs that they have been referencing for years on their pc. Reader has a popup box that says "Adobe Reader could not open 'file.pdf' because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded I have tried various programs to recover/restore/repair them, they all say the files aren't PDF files. I have not paid for any recovery programs but would be willing to if they can demonstrate they can fix the problem first.
Topic by HanaB 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Hi everybody, I think it would be nice to have something like an "opened and fixed" logo. The purpose being to print it as a sticker, then, for example, when you open and fix an appliance, you can put the sticker on it, and when your friends ask, you can delight them talking endlessly about your endeavor. Irony aside, I think it can be an interesting counterpart to the "warranty void if removed" labels, also encouraging people to open and fix their own devices. There could also be an "opened and hacked" logo. I was thinking in something simple, like an "O&F;" with a circle around, or maybe the circle made of a screwdriver. I'm writing this due to my lack of design ability, in hope that someone with that ability finds the idea interesting enough to give it a try. Also, what do you think about it? is it a good idea? would you use it? Cheers, Andres. P.S.: If you think it's worth trying but nobody with technical skills shows up I can try creating a first version on Inkscape.
Topic by AndresAcena 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Topic by sjsquirrel 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi all, im working on an open souce robot design and thought you might like to follow along, Once its finished ill post plans and instructions to the site, but if you want a head start had over toXBR-ONLINE to check it out.The idea is to build a low cost chassis with out a brain or other expensive upgrades , so users can add "read hack" their own systems to the body. This is intended to be a multi purpose body shell with construction options ranging from wood and foam to plastic and aluminium.
Topic by sprocket2cog 12 years ago
Saturday 8th November the Comber greenway will be officially opened in Belfast, which is kind of odd I've been riding it for nearly a year since they paved it and a few years when it was an assortment of dirt tracks and swamps. A Community Carnival cycle to celebrate the opening of the Comber Greenway has been organised on Saturday 8th November starting at 9:30am at Walkway Community Centre, Finvoy Street, East Belfast. Full details of the days activities are available below.Carnival program9.30am - Welcome and Wobble Activities at Walkway.Porridge for Pedal Power!Tree PlantingBicycle Obstacle RaceSlow Bike Race10.30am - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: The Comber Greenway is Open.Community Carnival Cycle to Comber with Paddy Bloomer artist, inventor, explorer and plumber the most exciting mobile spectacle since Mickey Marley's roundabout!Tullycarnet Tuck Stop12.45pm - Eats at the Enler River (provided)1.15pm - Carnival Cycle Continues2.00pm - Pedal Parade into Comber - Refreshments2.45pm - Homewards for the Holywood Arches to arrive by 4:30pmChildren under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and wear a helmet. Information taken from Sustrans.org.ukMore information on the greenway at Comber greenway.tkI'll have updates on this and more late saturday or sunday, it's a big thing for many cyclists and I here in Northern Ireland since it's been threatened by a high speed bus route, the track used to be a railway and it's a lovely ride, though calmer than my usual...
Topic by killerjackalope 10 years ago
Hello Forum I have this cube that I want to fix, it has a couple led burned, the problem is that besides the screws from the battery lid, there is no other screw or place to open it, I do not want to damage it because it needs to be returned to a very sad little boy :( If any one has open one of this or has any clue on how to begin all comments are appreciated
Topic by wsanriv 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi all - new here :) I was trying to think of where I could ask this and I immediately thought of instructables. Does anyone have any ideas where I could find a spray or liquid *open cell* foam? It's easy to find cans of spray closed-cell foam these days, but I've never seen one for open cell foam. I've done a lot of searching, and the only open foam cell solutions I find tend to be giant expensive things for insulating houses in bulk, nothing for small scale applications. I'm looking to fill a bundle of relatively fine tubes (diameter TBD), which I want to act as a sponge on the inside, resisting allowing the liquid inside to drain out while still allowing for gas migration. Hence closed cell is not an option. Polyurethane is probably fine, although other materials may well be fine as well. Any ideas?
Topic by KarenP139 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
It gives me a black screen also how do I get sound to work it just gives me a crackling noise. The black screen shows up after the intro.
Question by nerd7473 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I have a WRT54GS router and need to get to the inside of it. There are no screws that I see. How do I get in?
Question by jgeekw 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Please help. it would be amazing!
Question by kmeireland 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Question by Laserman595 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
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.
Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Just always wanted to know... Coz now my cookies are stale :(
Question by amann.nagi 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I was wondering if anyone in here is good at opening safes. Its one of my new hobbies and feels great when i can get into them. I am having trouble with a Masterlock Portable Combination Safe 5900. If anyone has any ideas to help me out or knows exactly how to please dont be shy and share your ideas. Thanks for reading everyone and hope someone can help me with this challenging safe Under is a link to the safe and specifics. http://www.masterlock.com/pdfs/Safe_Space_5900_Series_Instructions.pdf Message back asap. Thanks everyone
Topic by m1stunna 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
could i use a dvd tray as the actuator if it is under a light enough load? what is the max it could probably open? thanx for any help you can offer
Question by JustinJalapeno 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
The manufacturer of a hydrogen car unveiled in London on Tuesday will make its designs available online so the cars can be built and improved locally.The Riversimple car can go 80km/hr (50mph) and travels 322km (200mi) per re-fuelling, with an efficiency equivalent to 300 miles to the gallon....The company will distribute the engineering designs to the 40 Fires foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that will make the designs "open source".The idea, they say, is to allow local manufacturing in small plants. This stands in contrast to the "economies of scale" that drive current plants to huge sizes and workforces.In addition, designs can be adjusted for local markets, using locally sourced parts or materials.The agreement will be such that if the designs are improved by a local manufacturer, those improvements will be sent back, so that what the company refers to as its "network of manufacturers" can contribute to the overall development of the product line.
Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi everyone! I am a huge 3d printing enthusiast from Poland (Europe). I run personalfactory.tumblr.com - news aggregator/blog concerning 3d printing, fablabs, open-source hardware and related. If you have some spare time please fill in my 3D Printing Open Survey - If you could make almost anything, what would it be ? Updated results are publicly available after completing questionnaire (Please press "WyÅÂlij" - Send button and "Wyniki ankiety" - Results button at the end). This survey will be used to evaluate demand for 3d printing services globally. It consist of 30 questions about: - open-source 3d printers - future of additive manufacturing - 3d printing services - ecology in 3d printing - copyright issues and 3d printing Three example questions: 2. Which of the following 3d printing applications is the most interesting? * - Things personalization - Printing food - Attempts to print structures resembles in functioning living tissues or blood vessels - Creating impossible or difficult to create by using conventional technology things - Printing rooms or buildings on earth/moon - Printing chemical compounds (for example drugs) - Using in renewable energy sources - Printing parts and/or mechanical vehicles 3 . Have you ever heard about cheap DIY 3D Printers (for example RepRap, PrintrBot, MakiBox A6) ? * DIY - Do It Yourself - Yes - No 4 . When 3D Printers will become one of the typical household appliances ? * - After 5 years - After 10 years - After 15 years - After 20 years or later - Never - I don't know Feel free to ask questions! :)
Topic by dziarski 6 years ago
This weekend is a great time to visit your local hackerspace, especially if it's participating in the Hackerspaces Open Day. Most hackerspaces in the Netherlands will be and it's worth checking one out. More information on this here: https://hackerspaces.nl/2015/03/28-maart-2015-jaarlijkse-open-hackerspaces-dag/ (in Dutch) Our local hacker- and makerspace, Hack42 in Arnhem, will be open from 10:00 to 22:00 and we have a great programme with something for everyone: lockpicking, computer security, a fun kids activity, free books, lasercutting, 3Dprinting, and soup. All hackers, makers, tinkerers and crafters are very welcome to visit! https://hack42.nl/wiki/Open_dag (in Dutch)
Topic by Moem 4 years ago
Hi all Here is my problem, I have a "super talent" USB that it’s badly bended one day and the result is that somewhere inside there is a bad connection. I’ve tried to open it but it seems that it’s bonded solid with the circuit. Any ideas what can I do to open it? Is there a chemical solution? Thanks Paul
Question by pavalos 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi everyone! My asus charging cord broke and i bought a replacement. However, im having trouble acutally opening the charger case/brick. I have been trying to use a screw driver to open it up, i used a hammer, a hammer and a knife but nothing =/ Anyone has any suggestions? These "methods" i tried were the ones i found on youtube and they seem to have worked in the videos but mine seems a bit more tricky. It doesnt have any screws in sight to take off either. I attached a picture of one like it here Thanks in advance!
Topic by cyber01 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
It's a really cool car and I am considering getting one but I have one question. Can you open the front "hood" part of the car? It would make since because the engine is in the back, and you could use it as a trunk. Or is the space taken up by other parts of the car such as the battery, AC unit, etc?
Question by bowmaster 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I added a comment to the following post. https://www.instructables.com/community/Links-in-articles-should-open-a-new-tab/ Then I realized that it is a year and a half old. And it doesn't mention the checkbox. I am guessing the checkbox was added since then and is now not working. And that this is a new bug. As I said in my post, I set the checkboxes to "Open in New Tab". Then I publish and the links open in the same tab. Then I go in (several times) recheck the checkboxes, go back and verify that they are checked and republish. They still open in the same tab and when I go back into edit mode, they are unchecked. Is this a bug? Or am I doing something wrong? If I am, I would argue that the instructions for using this checkbox have a bug. Ergo, there is a bug. Don't you hate philosopher/engineers? Grin, that's me!
Topic by steve.m.graves 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
We released the mechanical design files for the Autodesk Ember 3D printer in Fusion 360. Here's what I wrote about it on Ember's blog: The full design of Ember in Fusion 360 is now available for you to freely view, download, inspect and modify. I've been having a blast with the explode model function! We're sharing these designs under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, the same license Arduino uses to share their design files. Just like the formulation for our resin, we're explicitly inviting you to understand, remix, and remake Ember. Ember's Mechanical Designs are now Open-Source
Topic by ewilhelm 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Now that the Kinect has been Kracked, people are starting to experiment. How's this for a prototype? Chris O'Shea has hacked together a virtual version of a Guitar Hero style game - stand in front, wave your arms, and play chords. Nice. Air Guitar prototype with Kinect from Chris O'Shea on Vimeo.
Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to design an open source 3D printer that should be easy to build, doesn't require any 3D printed parts (all custom parts should be made out of plates) and the other parts should be standard parts (CNC) you can easily buy on ebay. I'm as well playing with the idea that you could make the custom parts out of cardboard (since they are so simple) and then print parts that are similar to reprap's, so one design would be made with 3D printed parts. It's supposed to be a low cost (300-500$) printer. I wanted to build a cheap open source 3D printer but didn't find anything I liked so I decided to design a simple printer I would like. If I'm already designing it I can as well make it open source for others. I tried to put together some concepts in SketchUp, this is how it looks so far, what do you think, tips, suggestions? the collection of the designs: http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/14/68/63/67/design10.jpg the gallery with bigger pictures: https://imageshack.com/a/gwdz/1 or http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=177&u;=14686367
Topic by 3dnio 4 years ago
I'm not sure how many instructables readers/authors identify with the open source community, but what you guys are doing in terms of publicly documenting hardware projects is awesome and makes your perspective especially valuable. The Open Hardware Toolchain Survey is an attempt to uncover a basic list of user/developer requirements that can be contributed to the documentation discussion and, ultimately, lead to a new generation of collaboration tools. I would like to personally ask you to take 10-15 minutes to add your perspective and/or pass this request along to anyone you think might be interested. The compiled results of the survey will be made available and will also be used at the OSHWA's DocJam. Not sure if I can post links but you can just google "wareium survey" and it will be right at the top. Matthew Maier
Topic by printthat 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
For a quick summer project I always wanted to scuba, Hookah Style. Hookah SCUBA diving is basically diving without the tanks and with a surface line. Well I wanted to build one of these for my friends pool. First of all I wanted to build this all myself using store bought materials. I get the concept but I want to know two things. 1. Would A fish tank Airpump supply breathable Air, now I thought of this for two reasons, it is oil-less and If it is suitable for fish than it must be suitable for humans (fish are more sensative to that kind of stuff). 2. how would I build the mask, could I just get a half face mask and add an airline (inhale through nose, exhale through mouth) or would I have to build some sort of thing that works like a gas mask? Any Input would be wonderful! EDIT: I believe I will be using a small (oil less) air compressor instead of an airpump
Question by bwpatton1 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago