Snack Question

When i get hungry, I eat fruit, carrots, or something like that. But, is eatting a piece of bread as a snack healthy. F.Y.I. Brand: Nature's Own Type: Honey wheat

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago


What is this?

What is this delicious looking snack? It looks like fried avacado, but I've searched and can't find it. I want fried avacado. 

Posted by Brooklyntonia 2 years ago


Favorite snacks.

My favorite snack is a bag of goldfish mixed with chocolate chips and a glass of Coca-cola on the side. What's yours?

Posted by ItsTheHobbs 9 years ago


Scientists Snack on Giant Squid

Recently scientists in middle-earth have admitted to snacking on a colossal squid being stored at their lab, while working on defrosting another giant squid. Mark Fenwick says that "It was almost like a tua tua, you know a cockle. It was very nice. It left a real taste in your mouth and stayed for quite a while,"(They say that they were checking for ammonia, but I suspect they just love the taste of cockle.)Remind me never to be a giant squid.Link

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago


Pringles ARE Potato Crisps (Chips)

Procter & Gamble will be forced to pay tens of millions of pounds in VAT after losing a legal battle with the (UK) taxman over its Pringles snack.The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Inland Revenue, which maintained that Pringles constitute a potato snack and are, therefore, liable for VAT (tax). The Appeal Court judges disagreed with a previous ruling that the low potato content (42%) exempted Pringles from VAT.See here for BBC article

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


My first Ible' - Sausage rolls

Https://www.instructables.com/id/Family_special_Christmas_Sausage_rolls/What do you think of it?Oh and merry christmas!

Posted by Joe Martin 9 years ago


How to fix error in title of my instructable?

I recently submitted my first instructable, "Easy But Addicting Garlic & Butter Snack Mix".  Before publishing it I spell-checked it twice and made good and sure that there were no typos or mispellings.  It has now been published, and there is a GREAT BIG TYPO in the title!!!  It appears this way: "Easy But Addicting Garlic & Butter Snack M&hellip".  This is not how it was submitted, and when I click on the entry the title appears just fine; it is only in the main page of Snack Food Contest entries that it appears wrong.  I have submitted 2 emails to the instructables team but keep getting automated responses that are of no help.  I can't seem to fix the problem in "edit" from my account, as it appears to be fine when I view it that way.  How did this happen, and how do I get it corrected?  Help!!

Posted by Orionhorse 5 years ago


Laser cutter party!

Here's an awesome idea - host a laser-cutter party. Somebody with a laser cutter lets people bring their ideas and designs to make and show off. At this one in New York, they even made the snacks on the cutter...

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Savannah Show and Tell Report

We had some nice projects at the show and tell. Small crowd, but enthusiastic. We had a wall-hanging piece of art/network firewall, a salvaged and modded electric scooter, a homemade drill, my little USB charging flashlight, and an ornithopter flying across the cafe. We took turns riding the scooter around the parking lot and ate a few snack cakes. It was fun seeing everyone's ingenuity in one spot. And by everyone, I mean both of us. It was great. And I got to keep all the leftover snacks! Thanks for the stickers; I handed out quite a few of them. All in all, it was a great success. Looking to see more people and more resourcefulness at the next show and tell.

Posted by royalestel 11 years ago


Melting Steel with the Sun

Now I'd like to see an 'ible on that! A very neat contraption indeed! The only thing that was weird, was when he described a hot-dog. "Traditional, American, lunch-time, hot-dog, snack."  Very strange.      Link via Boing Boing

Posted by nickodemus 8 years ago


Muffin Recipes...... GO!!!

 Post your very favourite muffin recipes. If your not going to give up the precious recipe made great by your ancestors and passed down to you, Post a picture. Tickle our taste buds. Anything Muffin-ish.

Posted by CrawdadMan 9 years ago


I'll SUBSCRIBE to you! Just leave me a comment :)

  Just say Hi!! or something random!! Everyone on here deserves to be recognized, and though i may not have unlimited patches, i have unlimited subscriptions!! Thankyou!! -Kevin C. also, subscribe to me :) Once you have seen this topic, please mention it to other members! 

Posted by KnexFreek 8 years ago


Instructables Show and Tell - 10/29

Come show off all of your awesome projects at the annual Instructables Show and Tell on Friday the 29th! Everyone is welcome to attend and present their projects. Halloween themed projects and costumes are particularly welcomed and encouraged! The best costume of the night will win a fabulous award! For those in need of a last minute costume, show up and become zombified before your very eyes! Ghastly refreshments and snacks will be served. No trick or treater will be refused. Friday the 29th of October, 2010. Snacks and schmoozing at 6pm, presentations* start at 7pm.  Note that this is a participatory event - if you're not bringing something to show, then please bring food and/or drinks to contribute. Instructables World HQ 82 2nd St. - 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA *Presentations are quick, fun, and informal.  Bring something neat to show off, and skip the formal powerpoint.

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Convenience Winch for use in Home Loft

I would love to get ideas for making a winch that I can mount as needed on the railing of my home loft (without damaging the railing), for use in exchanging cold drinks, snacks, office supplies, etc.  between family members on the two levels of the house without needless stair climbing.   Apologies for my terrible SketchUp skills. 

Posted by mahoopes 8 months ago


Healthy Foods - Good for your Body and look like your Body

This unique twist on food and nutrition will give you a visual queue to help you remember what body part is benefiting as you snack! Foods That Look Like Body Parts They're Good For found in Women's Day. Can you think of any other foods that would fit this category?

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago


Achievement link error

I happened to notice an error in my Achievement. I have won the recent Snack Food Contest here: https://www.instructables.com/contest/snack2013/ But when I click on the Achievement in My page, it brings up this page: https://www.instructables.com/contest/snackfood/ I have emailed service@instructables.com, no response yet. Anybody here had the same issue beefore and knows how to correct it?

Posted by babybayrs 5 years ago


cod liver

Had a fine can of cod liver in its own oil. Found it to be quite nice and mild in taste and in texture. I spread it on crackers but it made me wonder if there were any other good ways of making snacks and or other foods using the liver. Does any one else know of other ways to use the cod liver and the oil? Thanks.

Posted by Treasure Tabby 7 years ago


Things you can do with RC car

What can you do with a RC car? With a cheap one you can take it apart and have a remote control motors -light switch -RC spud gun firer or starting something dangerous. -moving surveillance cameras -many more stuff With a good, truck version -snack fetcher -surveillance bot -attach a mop to it -many more (sorry no pictures, camera broken)

Posted by starwing123 10 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


Nerd Pride Movie Night 2: Ghostbusters, 7:30/8:30pm 6/15 at Instructables HQ

Come to Nerd Pride Movie Night. We have ice cream.We had a great group here last time for Real Genius- who's ready for Nerd Pride Movie Night 2.0? It's a fine opportunity to meet the people behind the usernames, have some snacks, and yell at the screen when necessary. In fact, we encourage it. It's Eric's birthday, so we'll have homemade ice cream too!The movie: Come watch Ghostbusters, another nerd cult classic from 1984. Starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis.Plot summary: Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Who you gonna call?The Details:Starting at 7:30pm we'll serve Andrea's fabulous homemade ice cream, meet each other, and give tours of the control tower. We'll start the show at about 8:30pm, shortly after sunset. We'll provide the ice cream and toppings, some starter snacks, and fresh popcorn for the movie. Bring some movie snacks and whatever you'd like to drink.Location: Instructables, 2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CANote that the mapping programs don't get our location exactly right. We're in the control tower at the old Alameda naval air base.Directions here that work best when coupled with the map of the base. I'll see about updating them; in the meantime, PM me if you've got any questions.What is Nerd Pride Movie Night?Nerd Pride movies celebrate nerds doing their thing. These are not just movies for nerds, or movies nerds like to watch- these movies are classic examples of nerds using their science and tech skills to overcome overwhelming (and often ridiculous) odds. We'll be alternating Instructables Show & Tell with Nerd Pride Movie Night every month until we think of something even more entertaining to do. I'm toying with the idea of Bad Science Movie Night (The Core!), but we'll see how the nerd classics fare first. Suggestions are encouraged, but ultimately subject to my dictatorial whim.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Nerd Pride Movie Night 2: Ghostbusters, 7:30/8:30pm 6/15 at Instructables HQ

Come to Nerd Pride Movie Night. We have ice cream.We had a great group here last time for Real Genius- who's ready for Nerd Pride Movie Night 2.0? It's a fine opportunity to meet the people behind the usernames, have some snacks, and yell at the screen when necessary. In fact, we encourage it. It's Eric's birthday, so we'll have homemade ice cream too!The movie: Come watch Ghostbusters, another nerd cult classic from 1984. Starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis.Plot summary: Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Who you gonna call?The Details:Starting at 7:30pm we'll serve Andrea's fabulous homemade ice cream, meet each other, and give tours of the control tower. We'll start the show at about 8:30pm, shortly after sunset. We'll provide the ice cream and toppings, some starter snacks, and fresh popcorn for the movie. Bring some movie snacks and whatever you'd like to drink.Location: Instructables, 2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CANote that the mapping programs don't get our location exactly right. We're in the control tower at the old Alameda naval air base.Directions here that work best when coupled with the map of the base. I'll see about updating them; in the meantime, PM me if you've got any questions.What is Nerd Pride Movie Night?Nerd Pride movies celebrate nerds doing their thing. These are not just movies for nerds, or movies nerds like to watch- these movies are classic examples of nerds using their science and tech skills to overcome overwhelming (and often ridiculous) odds. We'll be alternating Instructables Show & Tell with Nerd Pride Movie Night every month until we think of something even more entertaining to do. I'm toying with the idea of Bad Science Movie Night (The Core!), but we'll see how the nerd classics fare first. Suggestions are encouraged, but ultimately subject to my dictatorial whim.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


100% uploaded picture is no seen

I found this problem during a step by step Instructables: https://www.instructables.com/id/Khandvi-a-snack-from-Gujarat/ I uploaded all pictures in one batch. When I got to step 1 of the Instructables, I found one of pictures was not in the library. I clicked on "upload" tab, it showed 100% uploaded but it didn't show up in the library or the instructables, nor the specific step. I refreshed browser. It didn't help.  I tried "select files", "upload" a few times, it didn't help. I logged out my account, logged in and tried the above tricks, still didn't work. What's problem? How to fix it? How to add that picture to the step?  

Posted by babybayrs 5 years ago


Halloween Project Contest and Build Party at Squid Labs

For all of October, Instructables is having a Halloween project contest. We're giving away Make controller kits, Wild Planet Toys Spy Cameras, Magazine subscriptions, and Instructables patches. Check here for full details.To kick off a great DIY-Halloween, Instructables is hosting a build party at Squid Labs this Friday October 6th at 7:30 PM. We'll have sewing machines, pumpkins and knives, spooky music, mills and lathes, scrap material, snacks, and plenty of cameras to document everything. Bring your proto-costume, your great Halloween ideas, or anything else you want to work on. RSVP by sending me an email so I'll have some sense of how many people to expect. If you're too far away, how about having a build party in your town this Friday as well?!

Posted by ewilhelm 12 years ago


NRW 2012 Robot Block Party!

This year for National Robotics Week, we're hosting a Robot Block Party! Who: Robot fans of all ages! When: Monday, April 9, from 4-7pm Where: Autodesk Gallery, 2nd Floor, 1 Market St. SF, CA What: Robots!  Robot kits!  Robot builders!  Robot-themed activities!  More ROBOTS! We'll also serve pizza, snacks, and home-made liquid nitrogen ice cream mixed live on-site!    Sign ups are now open!   (Please fill out the form so we've got your name on the list for building security.) We've got robot demos and talks from the founders of Robogames, sculptor Nemomatic, and inflatable robots from Otherlab.  Stay tuned for more information - there will be more robots, more presenters, and more robot fun!

Posted by canida 6 years ago


Halloween Costume Ball

Come one, come all, to our Halloween Costume Ball! The festivities commence at 6:30pm on October 27. Bring your friends, family, costumes, snacks, and enthusiasm- we'll supply the fabulous venue, music, more snacks, roof deck, and skyline view of San Francisco.This time the Show & Tell project is your costume! Build, sew, assemble, hot-glue, knit, or weld something awesome, and wear it with pride. If you don't have a costume come anyway, and build one here! Pose in your costume in front of our spooky backdrop, and enter your photo in the Halloween contest! Awesome prizes await.Things to do:Eat Jesse's birthday cakeMake costumesBob for applesCarve pumpkinsWhack Halloween pinatasPose for a ghoulish costume photo shootDance to spooky musicTry ghost writing (laser etching- bring your phone!)Watch classic monster movies Details:The party starts at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 27th.Bring yourself, your costume, your friends and family, and something to eat or drink. The Halloween Costume Ball will feature costume making, bobbing for apples, dancing, ghostly writing (laser engraving), monster movies, a ghoulish photo shoot, and Halloween Pinatas with enough candy to rot your fangs out!There will be a dancing on the roof deck, weather permitting, and a movie room showing non-stop monster classics!Come early for pumpkin carving. We'll have tools and a few pumpkins on hand, but you can bring your own!Have something to demo or display? Let me know, and we'll get you table space.This event is kid-friendly- we'd love to see their costumes too, and will run the interactive events before bedtime.RSVPs requested, though not absolutely required- we need a decent crowd estimate to ensure enough tricks and treats for everyone! Drop me a PM or email at canida at instructables dot com.We'll see you there!Instructables HQThe Squid Labs Control Tower2175 Monarch St.Alameda, CA 94501We'll see you there! Eric and I will be wearing our elf costumes.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Instructables Show & Tell- in our town, and yours

Come to the first Instructables Show & Tell near you this March! Held in the Bay Area (Friday 3/9, 7pm at Instructables HQ), the Boston area (Saturday 3/10, 7pm, hosted by MITERS), Austin (Saturday 3/10 at SXSW, hosted by dorkbot ), NYC (Thursday 3/22, hosted by Etsy, Make, PopSci, and Create Digital Music) , Atlanta (Friday 3/30, 8pm), Savannah (Thursday, 3/22), and Orlando (Friday 3/23, 6pm). Contact me by private message if you'd like to host an Instructables Show & Tell in your area, and we'll add it to the list. Locations and times will be posted at the bottom of the page. We'll be doing this again, so plan ahead.The TheoryHow to Host an Instructables Show and TellBring your friends & family, drinks or a snack for the table, and something you've made (or are thinking about or working on) to share with the group. You'll meet a diverse group of smart, excited art and technology geeks who want to talk to you about your projects and ideas. Please RSVP so we'll have a decent guess how many people to expect.Examples: your new LED, LEGO, or K'nex project, a cool screen-printed T-shirt, neat origami, a cool bike mod, home-made kimchee, alternate uses for your ipod, a fire-breathing Godzilla, a neat example of vintage technology, or just a cool idea you'd like to explore with other like-minded people. Anything you'd put up as an Instructable is definitely fair game- bring it by and show it off. Email or message me if you've got specific questions.Note: NO PowerPoint. You've got 2-4 minutes to talk about your project; words and models are best way to do a quick demo.SCHEDULE:7pm Doors open for mingling and snacks. If you've got something to talk about, put your name on the whiteboard. If not, you'd best have brought extra snacks.~8-9:30 Show & Tell. We run through the list, giving everyone a couple of minutes to talk about their project/idea and answer a few questions. In-depth discussion is saved for later so everyone gets a chance to demo their project; there will be a gong.~9:30-10:30 Check out what you liked, ask the questions we didn't get to during Show & Tell, talk to the cute nerd you've been eyeing across the room, and help clean out the rest of the snacks.Now you can join your geographic group!LOCATIONS: Bay Area Instructables, Friday 9 March, 7pm2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CA directionsRSVP: canida(*at*) instructables.com Boston Area MITERS, Saturday 10 March, 7pm265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA directionsMost of the Instructables & Squid Labs founders built things at MITERS when they were in school; it's a neat clubhouse full of people who love to make fun things. They've got an Instructables group to show some of them off. NOTE: Please don't bring beer or wine as this event is on the MIT campus. Austin dorkbot Saturday, 10 March, 6-8pmBrush Square Park at 5th and Neches map(electronic art) Come to a special dorkbot during the SXSW Interactive Festival! We'll have a carnival style presentation of mad science fun spread across stations around the tent. Between scheduled presentations, show off your own project and get 30 seconds on the mike to tell the crowd about your demented electronic pursuits before being unceremoniously buzzed off the stage by 20,000 volts of raw power! Enormously raw POWER! Brush Square Park is adjacent to the Austin Convention Center, host of SXSW.Mandatory RSVP here or email rsvp@dorkbotaustin.org New York Etsy Labs Thursday, 22 March, 7pm325 Gold St., 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY mapHosted by Etsy, MAKE, PopSci, & Create Digital Music Atlanta Taco Mac Perimeter Friday, 30 March 8pm1211 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta, GA mapRSVP: PM irollmyown or email jenny (*at*) hackaddict.net Orlando Panera Friday, 23 March 6pm11472 University Blvd., Orlando, FL mapRSVP: PM trebuchet03 or or send him email @gmail.com Savannah Thursday, 22 March, 6:30pmCafe at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA mapRSVP: PM royalestelYour City Here?Volunteer to host now! Libraries, schools, and other community venues will often let you reserve space. Just send me a personal message or an email and we'll coordinate.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Halloween Food Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners for the Halloween Food Contest.  This year brought a host of inspiring, terrifying, and ghoulish projects.  As always, it was a labor of love to have to sort through such impressive projects to choose the final nine.   Monkey Brain Cake took our top spot, with its glorious presentation and gruesome concept.  It took three days to sculpt this masterpiece, and it shows.  The photos are clean, compelling, and informative. The write-up is informative, easy to follow, and injected with humor and a real sense of the author’s personality.  Many congrats to BubbleandSweet  and thanks for sharing this epic project with us. Second prize went to three fantastic entries:  hungryhappenings’ Bleeding Cake Ball Brains showcases a clever use of several techniques, and exploits an ice cube tray to its best effect.  The finished product is subtle until interacted with, adding a delicious element of surprise.  The photos are bright and clear, and the write-up is easy to follow. The author also offers helpful suggestions for addressing trouble spots and how to make individual elements really stand out. chefsea’s Assorted Eyeballs and Sockets impressed us with a clever and unconventional use of ingredients to create an eye-popping result.  So much care and detail was put into creating such a gory, and yet appetizing snack.  The write up is deli-eye-tfully punny, and the photos well illustrated the technique.  The final result looks almost too realistic to eat! Most Awesome Halloween Cake comes to us from new author, licenseless.  While the write-up is a little hard to digest, the concept and execution are impressive.   Every part of the cake and its accoutrements were hand-sculpted to a sublimely sanguinary effect.   Small details like adding the veins to the heart before covering it in fondant are a great tribute to the amount of skill that went into creating this entry.  The third prize slots were gobbled up by five fantastic entries. Candy Corn on the Cob by alaskantomboy stormed the Internet and garnered over 100K impressive page views.  This was a very simple execution on a super clever idea.  Kudos to the great work, informative write-up, and fun photos that make this entry shine. How To Make Spider Cake Pops With Webs by sugarkissed.net is an adorable take on a modern classic.  It combines clever techniques with fun, illustrated graphics to provide a sweet Halloween treat. Ewwy Gooey Slime Filled Cupcakes by Make.Bake.Celebrate is a cheerfully disgusting sweet that could easily be tailored to suit several themes.  Quite impressive is the author’s ability to match the internal slime to the external hairy eyeball tumors, yet maintaining very different textures and mouthfeel.  Perfect balance of gross and cute, and extra points to the fun photo styling.  Halloween Stamped Tortilla Chips by wold630 introduces a fun way to liven up even the simplest of party snack.  With such clear photos, the descriptive text becomes almost unnecessary.  This is another project that can easily be modified to suit any occasion. A brilliantly simple technique applied to a very versatile, crowd friendly food, capitalizing on the Halloween theme. danlynne07 had almost too many great entries to choose from!  Haunted Grave Cupcakes is a very cute, hand-sculpted design that would surely take the cake at any party.    A very cute and clever, well-crafted design. All in all, this year brought a very impressive showing from authors both seasoned and new.   We appreciate the amount of effort everyone put into their creations, and look forward to next year's crop of spooktacular snacks and freakish fare.  

Posted by scoochmaroo 5 years ago


North Carolina Show & Tell Final details

Well, semi-final details anyway. Here's what we've got:Show & Tell, Boone, North Carolina. We'll be at the Bald Guy Brew coffee shop, November 8th, 2 PM. If you're interested in coming PM me or email me at the address I have listed on my profile. If you want to come but don't have a project or skill you want to talk about, make some awesome some food and bring that. If you're driving any distance and need to stay in town overnight, PM me about that too. I'll point you in the right direction. It's looking like it will be a great crowd. We'll have a blacksmith, some guys from the ASU solar club, snacks, and a lot of other great stuff going on. If you have a PowerPoint for your presentation, put it on a USB drive. We'll have a screen and a computer. And coffee.Hope to see you there! If you plan on coming let us know so we have a general headcount.Cheers,-DMC

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 10 years ago


Join Us at Providence Open Market

FIND US:Fall Out of Summer Fest (FOOS) SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 21, 2008 THE ARTIST EXCHANGE Rear lot50 ROLFE SQUARECRANSTON, RI 02910FAMILY-ORIENTED -- FOOD --MUSIC --FUN FOR EVERYONE! UNIQUE ITEMS JUST RIGHT FOR GIFT GIVING ITEMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS WELL-CRAFTED AND HAND-MADE GOODS ONE-OF-A-KIND TWINS SETS DON'T MISS IT!!! Providence Open Market:SATURDAYS -- SEPTEMBER -- 6, 13, 20, 27 11AM-5PM Lippit Park -- where Hope Street & Blackstone BLVD MeetEverybody can enjoy this event -- two legged and four!Snacks! Hand-made apparel and home goods suitable for gift-giving!Art! WHERE WE'VE BEEN:WAKEFIELD BALLOON FESTIVAL -- JULY 17-20TIVERTON ARTS FAIR -- JULY 18CLASSICAL ARTS FAIR, SAKONNETT VINEYARD -- JUNE 14APEIRON FAIR FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING -- COVENTRY -- JUNE 06http://members.bluegoosenews.com/nomowallysinthebaghttp://nomowallysinthebag.blogspot.com/Come and see us!!!

Posted by zannord 10 years ago


The Frozen Treats Contest is starting Monday, 7/8!

There may be few ways to escape the heat this summer, but at least you can cope with it by eating yummy frozen treats. All you need to do to enter is to throw some (edible) concoctions together and stick them in the freezer. That's right! The freezer can be used as more than just a tool for standing in front of. Your freezer can also be used to make ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, ice pops, smoothies, and other icy forms of goodness. Break free of the hegemony of the Hagaan-Daz-Industrial-Complex, and combat this sweltering summer with your own frigidly frozen snacks. By sharing the delicious ways you keep cool, you are entering to win an ice cream maker, waffle cone maker, and loads of other fun prizes. Simply post a Step-By-Step, Photo or Video Instructable that explains to us how you made your frozen treat. We look forward to seeing (and trying!) all of your amazing entries (because this heat is killing us). Check out the contest page to see all the details.

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago


It's the End of the World As We Know It ...

... and I Feel Fine.So the LCH "red button" day is coming up. It is supposed to happen mid-June with collisions starting a couple of months later (I haven't found any actual dates yet though). I know that the chances of it producing a mini black hole that gobbles up the Earth (or one of many other strange, never before seen, apocalyptic theoretical physics scenarios) are small, but still ...Who thinks it would be fun to throw a party the night before they fire it up? So if the next day we all cease to exist, we could at least have the satisfaction of going out with a (big) bang. The parties could be physics themed too. We could have snacks and drinks that are composed of atoms. We could tell physics jokes ("Supercollider, I barely even know her"). We could read passages from "Flatland". And to finish the night off (this almost goes without saying for apocalypse motivated parties) we would have a massive bokononism style orgy.What do you say Instructables members, want to rub some feet?Edit: CERN is actually being sued to prevent the firing up of the LHC. Link

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago


Your Earliest Creations

What were some of your earliest creations? My first year in the college dorm, I hacked an alarm clock to turn on a light, and/ or radio in my bunk. Although there were existing light timers on the market, they were noisy, and inaccurate. My design had the option of switching on the light by the alarm, or with a toggle switch. It also had a low power neon bulb with which to check the time. It was all very easy to switch by touch.  Looking back, there were some funny things about it. I knew nothing about wirenuts. All the connections were soldered, then insulated with silicon caulk. All the switches and connections were installed in a box which had  held my crayons in elementary school. Hah. I still like physical buttons. I still have buttons on my cell which I can feel. I like that. I may have ta give that up soon to get a phone with the features I want. That whole braille operation thing, however, goes back to wanting to operate the thing in the dark, or while my eyes are on somethin else (like the road?)  All in all, I'd rather have a microwave with 2 intuitive dials than with fancy features which need 100 watts of lighting when I just want a midnite snack. But I ramble. Back to the original question: What did you make when you were young(er)

Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago


Wikipedia really is the source of all knowledge?

Well PKM and I were discussing the existence of Maxibon, a very tasty ice cream bar from Nestle which is hard to find, this was in the chatroom, which if you ever frequent you'll know how the conversations go in there. So a little while later I'm kicking about and take another gander at the wikipedia page about maxibon, all seems sensible, until I hit the flavours list, being a fan of powerthirst I instantly recognized these flavours, which some from the second of the two productions found here.Here's the strange excerpt, watch Powerthirst two for the full understanding of this strange addition... Maxibon is now available in several guises and flavours including SHOCKLATE and all new experimental flavour, GUN!Although the standard Maxibon flavour is refugee, several other limited edition flavours were introduced in the late nineties. Marketed as Maxibon asylum, the concept involved the actual flavour of the ice-cream remaining a mystery until the package was opened.In addition to the standard size, they are also available in snack sized servings in packets of six; these are substantially smaller than the traditional Maxibon.There is also a new release Maxibon Cookie, where the ice cream is in a round shape and covered in cookie dough.The page can be found here I know this isn't a big or new thing, I just found this a funny example of what can go wrong with the wiki societies.

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago


(newsletter) Ballistic Gel, Fridge Alarm, Vulcan Lyre...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! NEW! Get in the Garden Contest - Enter any Instructable with a gardening theme and win a very cool computer-controlled indoor composting machine from NatureMill! Art of Sound Contest - Share any sound or music-related Instructable in our new contest and win an incredible custom hi-fi tower set with subwoofer or monster speakers! Get the LED Out! Contest - Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs, and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Results are up for the Mother's Day Contest and Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest. See the winners here and here! The SteamRoller Riding Contraption Table for Electronic Dreams Make Traditional Baguettes by Hand Build Custom Speakers - Art of Sound Contest Win a high-tech computer-controlled composter and easily turn scraps into soil! Simple Metalworking Techniques ValveLiTzer Guitar Pedal Redux Make a Fridge Alarm to Catch Thieves Powder Coat a Bike Frame with Logos Ballistic Gel Use Sculpey on a Vinyl Toy Solar Light Up Rock Stairwell Pita Pizza: The Five Minute Snack Share your best LED creations! Win these custom hi-fi speakers! Acoustic Vulcan Lyre Crutch Chair Fortune Boat Lamp Make a Fiberglass Speaker Enclosure Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


DIY rant-a-day 2011 - who's been through it?

There is this featured topic on a challenge to do a DIY project or part of it everyday for the month of February 2011.  Now this is all well and good and an extra kick for those that need the motivation. But what if you already have a list of DIY things that need to be done...like minor repairs on the house or you run into something that needs fixing? I could spend time to document each thing as an instructable but that would at least double the time for each task. My calendar is already filled and it seems like there is always something else to add to the list. No good deed goes unpunished so along with completing each DIY task, there is always trouble, it never goes smooth no matter how well you plan. So here I plan to add my comments on my DIY rants of the day. I guess a proper blog is the way to do it, but I don't have time to blog. And besides, I know a lot of people here have similar stories to share. I'll kick it off with one...maybe three... Please add your own DIY rant-a-day, when you get a chance.  Don't be too mean on big box stores or chains, unless it is Radio Snacks. I hate to admit this will end up sounding like Andy Rooney of 60 minutes, I guess I am getting old. :-( ...but not as old as NachoMahma :-).  

Posted by caitlinsdad 7 years ago


Is your local shop ripping you-off?

I was vaguely interested in wholesale prices for shop products, and managed to find this price-list. The wholesale price is WSP, RSP I guess is the Recommended Sale Price (I think there must be tax in there somewhere), and whatever POV stands for would be the margin. If you think someone's expensive: either they've got an expensive supplier, or you don't know WSP, or they are making the most of you. (But remember, 8-'till-laters work hard to earn a living, they do need some margin) P & H price-list - as a major distributor these prices will be around the "good as one can get" mark. E.g. Haagen-Dazs 100ml £23.99 for 24x = £1 per tub        Hovis Soft 800g £1.14 ea        Cheesestrings Cheddar 21g £9.24 for 24 = £0.385 ea        "What not butter" 1Kg £18.14 for 12, £1.51 ea Or just marvel at what crap you can stock your shop with.... It's only a bit of searching, you could check your prices (different country) by searching specifically differently. (Look for who is delivering stuff) I do remember a local shop which was regarded as a rip-off to the extent some of my friends would steal stuff by way of compensation... not much though, Pot-Noodle here & there... L

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago


Instructables Community Collaborative Project

I thought it would be a good idea to do an "Instructables Community Collaborative Project" ! This project could well go into any number of categories, but I thought this was probably the most relevant, but may get moved if the Mods decide. I have a good mate who is disabled and big-boned (20-odd stone) and over the years he has bust several garden chairs, and so I thought I would make him a pair of sturdy replacements... As you can see from the photo, I have about 30 pieces of wood, which used to be pallet ends/bearers; they measure 4" x 3" x 47". So, with the agreement of this community project, I would like to make some chairs with a slanting mid-high back and arms. What would be great, is that with scraps of wood left over to make a triangular table that can rest on/between the arms of two chairs to provide room for snacks and drinks... (well, you don't get big by not eating, do you? ;-) ) I have the usual complement of tools, autumn is here so the weather is variable, and I have hopes to finish this project within a fortnight if possible. So, would you kindly post your ideas/plans on what to do; I will then go and do it and photo it and we can see how this project develops? Of course, if there is lack of interest I shall accept that too! ;-) FWIW, the cat palace was bashed up in about 10 minutes and made so that the scrotes round me don't want to try an nick it, but, hey, the cat loves it! Kev

Posted by kevinhannan 9 years ago


Gathering in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday Oct. 11 (punch+pie)

This Saturday, October 11th, 2008, we will be having an open-house "inauguration" at the Steampunk Laboratory's new facility at the Millworks, at 2034 Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH, 43219.The Steampunk Laboratory is the name of an educational program to teach science and engineering through art, which we have been developing over the past year or so. We are now expanding that idea into a community fabrication and education center, and we have recently (i.e. last week) "graduated" from the Milo Arts Center, where we began, and are now located in a stand-alone brick building at another artists' community called The Millworks. Although we won't yet be quite operational (we're aiming for January '09 to start offering workshops and memberships, and the cnc is going through an iteration), we -are- going to have a little party commemorating moving into the new place, and are eager to invite interested people, communicate our goals, and share ideas. (But mostly it's an excuse for a deadline to get ourselves cleaned up and presentable as soon as possible! ;-)We'll have snacks, drinks, and music from 7pm to 11pm or so, this Saturday. Our building is located at the Millworks, whose address is 2034 Leonard Ave. The address of our building is 2038 Leonard, but it's tucked away inside the art community. To find it, turn into the driveway at the Millworks and park in the paved lot. Then walk past a large building on your left; turn left onto the gravel lot, and then turn right past the warehouse; our brick building is tucked in the corner beneath the wooden awning. Please feel free to bring kids, interested friends, and something to eat or drink if you like (but not necessary).http://www.SteampunkLaboratory.com

Posted by bowakowa 10 years ago


Pumpkin Carving

Get ready for Halloween by planning out the perfect jack-o-lantern. Whether you've never carved a pumpkin before or are looking for something more advanced, we have 10 great Instructables that will help you out.Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Neat and Easy Pumpkin Carving Step by Step Instructable by kmd08 Learn the basics of hollowing out a pumpkin and transferring a design to cut out. Make a spooky Darth Vader Pumpkin! by Markp.com Bring the Force to your front porch with this Star Wars jack-o-lantern. Bas Relief Light Sculpture by stripmind Use different depths on the pumpkin to get a really unique effect! Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving! by mcraghead Use the pumpkin as a raw material and you can make your own bones and ribcage to make a complete skeleton! More work, but worth it for the look. dry ice pumpkin for Halloween by dave spencer Carve out a face with a puckered mouth and put in some dry ice to create a fog-spewing creature! Laser Pumpkin by novalasers Ditch the candles and upgrade to a full on laser show. Combine with a fog machine to get the full effect. Super Mario Bros. LED Mushroom Halloween Pumpkin! by Joe426 Lasers a bit too much? Then toss in some color-changing LEDs and bring a retro image to life. Animated Jack-O-Lantern by J_Hodgie HIf the regular jack-o-lantern is a little too static, you can make it move and really surprise those trick-or-treaters. Mac-O-Lanterns by Fusebox Old technology is spoooooky. Those old drives must be harboring some evil thoughts so why not make them look evil as well? Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by canida Remember all that goop you scooped out of the pumpkin? Save it! Roast the seeds for an excellent fall snack.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Show & Tell with Build Night: Friday, 20 July 6:30pm

Didn't win a laser cutter? No worries- bring your phone, ipod, or MacBook and use ours! We're holding another Show & Tell here at Instructables HQ! The event kicks off with snacks and Build Night demos from 6:30-8, featuring some of the people you've seen around the site. We'll start the regular Show & Tell session at about 8:15, and if time permits give some control tower tours!Make sure to bring something to show off for the Show & Tell, or some food or drink to share with the crowd! Show us something you've made or a neat trick you've learned, tell us something neat about your research, or anything else quick and awesome you'd like to share.Build Night Demos:Lasercutting with ewilhelmBring something to laser-engrave! Plastic, wood, leather, and anodized metals work well.Wooden Puzzles with lkrasnowCome play with Lee's fantastic wooden puzzles, and check out his website.Stencils with fungus amungus and noahwBring your own t-shirt, and a pre-cut stencil or some great ideas! They've got ink and tools.Marshmallow Shooters with intoonBuild your own marshmallow shooter with the Howtoons interns! Ammo provided!Core Memory with Mark RichardsCheck out Mark's fantastic photographs of vintage computers, and get a signed copy of the book!Homemade Ice cream with AndreaHelp churn your own ice cream in Andrea's classic hand-crank machine!Schedule6:30-8pm Build Night Demos8:15-9:30pm Show & TellLocation: Instructables, 2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CANote that the mapping programs don't get our location exactly right. We're in the control tower at the old Alameda naval air base.Directions here that work best when coupled with the map of the base. I'll see about updating them; in the meantime, PM me if you've got any questions.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Why participate in Pepsi greenwash?

I don't know about the rest of Instructables community, but I am extremely reluctant to contribute anything to Pepsi's latest (https://www.instructables.com/contest/pepsirefreshproject/)  greenwash campaign, well, anything except criticism. PepsiCo (PEP) is a company that produces semi-addictive, food-like consumables that, in the aggregate, are actually harming people's health. They're also littering the world with PET plastic bottles. Previous Instructables alliances with companies that make tools or building supplies (Black and Decker, Leatherman, Gorilla Glue), these alliances made sense to me since these companies actually make products to help people to build things. PepsiCo is essentially a manufacturer of recreational over-the-counter drugs, similar to beer, liquor, cigarettes.  Thus alliances with entertainment industry (e.g. ball games, car racing, crappy pop musicians) would make sense to me, but not an alliance with Instructables.com, whom I like to think is doing something more noble than just crass, brain-numbing entertainment. If you'd like to see PepsiCo's official explanation of this "Refresh the World" business, but without being tracked by DoubleClick, the direct link is: http://www.refresheverything.com/how-it-works Pepsi says they want to change the world, but I think they just want to sell more soft drinks.  I don't see them as a serious agent for change in the world.  IMHO, the revolution will NOT go better with Pepsi! Update:  Many of people responding to this topic seem to think that I'm lobbying for the prohibition of soft drinks, but this is not my goal. In truth I wish more recreational drugs would be allowed to have the same legal "white market" status that sweetened drinks and snack foods enjoy. The point I was trying to make is that Pepsi is an inappropriate choice for an Instructables alliance because the basic values of the two companies are so different. Pepsi does not embody the DIY (do it yourself) philosophy. Rather the values of PepsiCo are convenience and instant gratification. This is essentially a SEDIFY philosophy (somebody else do it for you), the polar opposite of DIY. The reason I mentioned harm to the heath of people and the planet, is just to demonstrate that Pepsi does have cause to want to improve, or greenwash, their image, which is I suspect the point of their "refresh project", not just pure philanthropy.

Posted by Jack A Lopez 8 years ago


A New, Global Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel Means Costly Calories - Peak cooking oil?

The interconnectedness of the world can sometime be striking. I noticed yesterday that Safeway, a west coast grocery store chain, has converted it trucks to biodiesel. Due to increased fuel-demand for things that were previously only considered foodstuffs, the cooking oils carried by the biodiesel-fueled trucks were probably significantly more expensive. In Malaysia, this has even idled some plants design to refine oils into biodiesel:Here on Malaysia's eastern shore, a series of 45-foot-high green and gray storage tanks connect to a labyrinth of yellow and silver pipes. The gleaming new refinery has the capacity to turn 116,000 tons a year of palm oil into 110,000 tons of a fuel called biodiesel, as well as valuable byproducts like glycerin. Mission Biofuels, an Australian company, finished the refinery last month and is working on an even larger factory next door at the base of a jungle hillside.But prices have spiked so much that the company cannot cover all its costs and has idled the finished refinery while looking for a new strategy, such as asking a biodiesel buyer to pay a price linked to palm oil costs, and someday switching from palm oil to jatropha, a roadside weed.from the NYT article A New, Global Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel Means Costly CaloriesAnd there's more: as more and more baked goods eliminate trans-fats, those fats are often replaced with palm oil, so the pastries carried by the biodiesel-fueled trucks are themselves consuming more edible oil. While this will increase the price to make and ship a snack cake in the US, it has much greater effect elsewhere. Since people in the developing world get such a large percentage of their calories from cooking oil, increased prices have caused riots:No category of food prices has risen as quickly this winter as so-called edible oils -- with sometimes tragic results. When a Carrefour store in Chongqing, China, announced a limited-time cooking oil promotion in November, a stampede of would-be buyers left 3 people dead and 31 injured.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Show & Tell with Build Night: Friday, 20 July 6:30pm

Didn't win a laser cutter? No worries- bring your phone, ipod, or MacBook and use ours! We're holding another Show & Tell here at Instructables HQ! The event kicks off with snacks and Build Night demos from 6:30-8, featuring some of the people you've seen around the site. We'll start the regular Show & Tell session at about 8:15, and if time permits give some control tower tours!Make sure to bring something to show off for the Show & Tell, or some food or drink to share with the crowd! Show us something you've made or a neat trick you've learned, tell us something neat about your research, or anything else quick and awesome you'd like to share.This is an extremely kid-friendly event, so bring the whole family!Build Night Demos:Lasercutting with ewilhelmBring something to laser-engrave! Plastic, wood, leather, and anodized metals work well.Wooden Puzzles with lkrasnowCome play with Lee's fantastic wooden puzzles, and check out his website.Stencils with fungus amungus and noahwBring your own t-shirt, and a pre-cut stencil or some great ideas! They've got ink and tools.Harry Potter wands with canidaHeading out to the midnight book release? You'll need a wand!Marshmallow Shooters with intoonBuild your own marshmallow shooter with the Howtoons interns! Ammo provided!Core Memory with Mark RichardsCheck out Mark's fantastic photographs of vintage computers, and get a signed copy of the book!Homemade Ice cream with AndreaHelp churn your own ice cream in Andrea's classic hand-crank machine!Schedule6:30-8pm Build Night Demos8:15-9:30pm Show & TellLocation: Instructables, 2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CANote that the mapping programs don't get our location exactly right. We're in the control tower at the old Alameda naval air base.Directions here that work best when coupled with the map of the base. I'll see about updating them; in the meantime, PM me if you've got any questions.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Instructables Build Nights!

Instructables is pleased to present the first in a new series of Thursday Build Nights here at our San Francisco HQ!These are small-group sessions focused on specific projects - you MUST RSVP to attend, as we can only handle a certain number of participants. Registrations will be handled on a first-come basis. We're starting with a bit of craft/tech crossover, and plan to run sessions on a variety of topics.October 2: Intro to Chain Mail with SpiderOctober 23: Halloween open build night.See the descriptions below for details, including things to bring and/or materials fees. To sign up for one of the sessions, simply private message Christy with your name, email, and phone number. We hope to see you there!October 2: Beginning Chainmail with SpiderLimit: 10 participants (confirmed RSVP required)Materials Fee: $10 Start Time: 7pmProject is a European 4-in-1 chainmail bracelet. I'll teach 4-in-1 because it's the most widely useful chainmail weave. Students can use this same weave to make jewelry, armor, sculpture, lampshades, iPod cozies, etc... The materials fee is $10, which covers copper jump rings and clasp, plus the loan of appropriate pliers. I'll bring other goodies for people to look at, and I'm happy to answer any and all chainmail-ish questions.Additional kits and tools will be available for purchase after class.October 23: Halloween Costume & Decoration Open Build NightLimit: none, but please RSVPMaterials: Bring your own!Time: 6pm-9pmWe'll be working on our Halloween costumes and decorations -- bring your work-in-progress along and join the fun! We've got plenty of floor/table space, a couple of sewing machines and other useful tools, and enough skill and imagination to share. It's always easier to get excited about your project when you're working with a group. Please RSVP so we know how much snack food to acquire, and how much of the office to clean up. We'll kick you out at 9pm, or when the last Instructables staff member has to head home.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


Halloween Party

Want to liven up your Halloween party with some tasty and gross treats? Of course you do! There's nothing better than watching guests hesitating to eat a delicious snack because it looks like it might still be alive. So get right to it and check out these Instructables for some inspiration for your upcoming Halloween event!If you do make something awesome this year be sure to document it and enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Pumpkin Carving Halloween Makeup Halloween Masks Make a Bloody Valentine's Heart by theprojectmaker When the heart is cut open, blood gushes out, revealing anything you hid inside. Bloody good! How to Make Edible Glowing UV Reactive JELLO by hairyconiption Make some Jell-O that glows in blacklight for some edible alien guts. Doll serving dish by zieak This one is so simple and monstrously effective. See who's willing to dip their chip inside a gutted doll. Biohazard Halloween Candy by praguequest Pack up a selection of treats and glowing lights that make it look like you're distributing toxic waste from your porch! Frankenstein Finger Cookies by Sandoz338 Watch in delight as your guests eat up some chopped off fingers. These are complete with fingernails, blood, and even some hair on top. Frog Spawn and Swamp Water Tea by whiteoakart Create a disgusting-looking elixir with some white tapioca and a sweet drink on top. See how many people you can convince that these are eggs or tiny little tadpoles. Finger Food by caitlinsdad Rated PG, pretty gross, may cause you to toss your cookies...If eating a hot dog itself was not bad enough, this is worse. Smoked salmon skull by zieak Smoked salmon stuck onto an anatomical skull makes for a wonderfully creepy fleshy appetizer. Blood Splattered Extra Satanic Deviled Eggs by technoplastique Make those "deviled" eggs a little more evil with some nasty colors and splatters of blood! Edible zombie eyeballs! by impulse94 Zombies want to eat humans, but who says it can't go the other way around? It's time for some payback!

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Instructables Event in North Carolina!

So it's going to happen, Eric just gave me the OK. There's going to be an Instructables event in North Carolina! I will be hosting an Instructables event of some sort this fall or winter, most likely fall, here in Boone, North Carolina. There are no details yet, since I need you all to tell me when would work best for most of you. I'm not sure what, when, or where yet. We'll pick a weekend, preferably one when there's not a football game going on here, and we'll do something like a show and tell. I know there are quite a few Instructables users in the state, plus quite a few within driving distance. Anyone interested can post here or PM me. Let me know what you all think, and we'll set a date. I'm working on a location as we speak. If many people show interest in driving from very far away and will possibly need lodging, then I can post details about what we have in Boone as far as hotels, camp grounds, etc.Cheers! More updates to come.-DMCUpdate 9-4Two dates that are looking promising are October 18th and November 8th. We officially have permission to use the Bald Guy Brew in the evening. If we do something in the evening Bald Guy Brew going to be the best bet. As for a time, we'd probably start somewhere between 4 and 6. More specifics on that to come. Update 9-8Okay, the date that's looking promising is the 8th of November. This is a show-and-tell event. We will be meeting at Bald Guy Brew coffee shop, so bring a few bucks of you want coffee. I'll post directions closer to the event. Go ahead and invite your friends. Bring a snack if you can, and let me know if you plan on coming!Update 9-8 (2)And let me know if you'll need a projector, to be outside to demo, need a haz-mat team present, or whatever. If you let me know before you show up for the event then I can probably make it happen. Maybe not a haz-mat team, but you get the idea.Update 10-21Final/semi-final details are up!

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 10 years ago


Halloween = Success at Instructables HQ

Welcome to Letters from the Editor, a new feature we're trying out!  This week I'd like to share some highlights from our recent Halloween Show & Tell party. It's been a busy week here at Instructables HQ.  Halloween is a favorite holiday around here, and when we do it, we do it up right.  This year we did a series of in-house projects and guides to bring you the best of Instructables Halloween, and we went all out. Our ramp-up to Halloween culminated in a community-wide Show & Tell last Friday night.  HQ was transformed into a proper party hub as we socialized, snacked, and shared our latest projects with the crowd.  The night kicked off with an impressive costume by Peter and Nick Matsakis (winners of our costume contest!) inspired by the game Plants vs. Zombies.  Peter dressed as a Threepeater with working pea shooters, and Nick was Crazy Dave.  Why?  Because he's CRAAAAAAZY! Other highlights from the Show & Tell included Grathio Labs' Secret Knock Detecting Gumball Machine (you have to know the secret knock to get the gum!), and Robert Hermes' impressive Covert Public Messages, which you can only see when looking through polarized lenses. Very cool stuff. And let's not forget the food!  Drawing from our library of creepy Halloween treats, we recreated Edible Zombie Eyeballs omitting the goo to make it vegan-friendly, Pumpkin Bread in mini muffin form, Extra Satanic Deviled Eggs with a wasabi twist, and Halloween Candy Bark in various creepy colors.  Additionally, you can look forward to new Instructables detailing the making of peanut butter and chocolate Buckeyes and my Towering Pumpkin Cheesecake! All in all, it's been a very successful Halloween season.  Next we look to all of the great contests we have running.  Did you know that Humana's giving away a Dream Vacation to one very lucky innovative user!  Enter now! And don't forget to check back next week to cast your votes for our Halloween Contest finalists.  We weren't the only ones to go all out - you impressed us with almost 400 entries already! Until next time, all the best. Sarah P.S. for even more pictures, look here and here!

Posted by scoochmaroo 7 years ago


Start Fire with Air, Free Cinnamon Bread, Take Beautiful Pictures...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Jan. 31, 2008 Welcome back! Be sure to remember to enter the Get the LED Out! Speed Challenge to win a TV-B-Gone kit! The Lion Brand Yarn Challenge is open until February 17th, and we'll be announcing the winner of the $15,000 VersaLaser on Monday! ! We'll be announcing some great new contests next week, so be sure to check the homepage! Check out these cool instructables! Start a fire with air To do this we need to make a firepiston, which is a device for starting cook, camp, and signal fires with air. posted by watermelon on Jan 28, 2007 How to Make Kettle Corn Kettle corn is a slightly sweet, slightly salty popcorn snack that is quick to make and easy to enjoy. posted by GRitter on Jan 27, 2008 How to make a "Beauty Dish" flash modifier Beauty dishes are what pros use to make their flash lighting diffuse and, as the name says, beautiful. Make your own for just a few bucks. posted by thenickboy on Jan 28, 2007 Cat Burglar Joule Thief Make sure your batteries are completely dead with this cat burglar that "steals" left over joules. posted by unknownuser2007 on Jan 26, 2008 Modular Water Jug Storage Bins Organize your odds and ends with the almighty stackable water jug. A tidy workspace is one drink of water away. OK, several drinks. posted by randofo on Jan 29, 2008 Light it up in thisSpeed Challenge! How to Make Fake T-Shirts using Photoshop (Photojojo) Instructables has teamed up with Photojojo bring you some really cool photograph tutorials, like this one for a fake t-shirt logo. Fix the Red Ring of Death! (without towels!) Fix your Xbox 360's RRoD by yourself, without towels or soldering irons! posted by Dr.Professor_Jake_Biggs on Jan 29, 2008 Free Baked Cinnamon Garbage Take advantage of surplus materials and start baking your own free cinnamon bread. posted by TimAnderson on Jan 24, 2008 Crossed IR Beam Camera/Flash Trigger Trigger a camera or flash unit automatically when an object (target) enters a specific location. Great for mid-air shots. posted by tyler_durden on Jan 24, 2008 Desk-top Soldering Press! Getting tired of heating up your soldering iron just for one wire connection? Make your own soldering press and do it in a few seconds. posted by kruser495 on Jan 26, 2008 Make your own cnc controller Build your own CNC controller for next to nothing from rubbish. posted by charcoal999 on Jan 26, 2008 Show us your yarn! There's still time to enter pictures of your yarn projects in the Lion Brand Yarn Challenge!! Here are some more of the 260 projects already entered - check them out, talk to the crafters, and get inspired! Scarves Socks Cthulhu Mittens Sweaters   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Dorkbot Anglia 30th June 2011 - brief report, and an announcement.

It was a very pleasant evening, once I got parked (a lot of Bury St Edmund's car parks close early).  Only about two dozen people came to hear the speakers, but many more would have been cramped in the main room of the small gallery.  Bowls of snacks were out, along with a small "bar" (a table of bottled beers, available for a donation to the evening).  Unfortunately, whilst I remembered to take a notebook, I forgot to take my camera... Sitting with a beer, surrounded by Art and listening to enthusiastic Makers in the company of like-minded folk.  Mmmmmmm. Smith's Row curator, Rosie Grieve, kicked off the evening with an outline of how and why she ended up offering to host Dorkbot and arrange speakers for the event. The second speaker, and the main highlight for me, was Fraser Reich of Kore Technologies, showing off his mass spectrometer in a briefcase.  It's not a brand-new technology by any means (the machine he brought had been under constant vacuum for eleven years), but I am old enough to remember when samples had to be sent to dedicated buildings, and results came back days later, and Fraser's enthusiasm for the machine (it's largely his baby) was a joy to listen to, as he did a live test of the air in the room (benzene! toluene! silicone!) and the vapours given off by an orange, turning out useful results in only ten seconds. The third speaker, Lee Patterson, is a sound artist who works with recordings made "in the wild".  He attaches cheap piezoelectric microphones (so beloved of makers of cheap electric guitars) to street furniture, or makes his own hydrophones and records the lives of invertebrates and event weeds in the urban ponds of his native Manchester (MP3 files available here).  He talked us through his work, and also gave a live performance of nuts and seeds burning, attached directly to two of his microphones - the sound was... weird.  It sounded like tunnel-traffic, trains and room full of over-boiling kettles.  Although Fraser was the better speaker, Lee inspired in me more ideas for future projects.  I took notes. The final speaker, Anton Woodward, talked us through his work on stage automation - the sort of bespoke-built devices that fly actors through the air, lift scenery out of the stage, and don't quite drop chandeliers on the audience (yes, that was his).  He took us through a brief history of stage automation, from the early days when each motor had to be controlled by hand, live, by an operator as well-rehearsed as the actors, to modern systems that can automatically throw tonnes of equipment around the theatre with hundreds of motors, all under computer control, and showed us video of the kit in action.  His work includes Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, and he has now moved into screenwork in Bollywood and  X Men: First Class (he created the mechanics of Banshee's flight sequences, which involved hanging the actor stationary in a harness, then shooting the camera towards his face at 40mph...). A very enjoyable evening, I shall continue to get to Dorkbot Anglia events whenever I can. ------------------------------------- For future notice, the event was compered by John Bowers of the Curiosity Collective, who have a show coming up in Ipswich soon, an exhibition of "interactive curiosities" with the general theme of "time". I don't know if I'll get to that one, but if I do, I'll definitely take my camera...

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Japan Day 1

(I am planning on doing a forum post for each day of my trip in Japan. The first few days will just be copy pasted from my blog (but now with pictures, and image notes!), and after that I will type up the entry I kept for each day in my journal)I am writing this all on my eee pc, and, while I am getting the hang of this tiny keyboard, typing mistakes are common. I am also in various states of mental functioning so excuse any grammatical errors.I woke up at around 6:45 on Thursday morning. I had been feeling a bit under the weather, and was slightly congested. I really hoped that I did not catch something right before my trip. I woke up the other interns (Bilal, Josh, and Paul), because I knew they would be very sad and might cry, if I did not give them the last chance to say goodbye to me. We did a 4 way shoulder-tap, the universe imploded, and I was off.As I walked down Clementina I realized that it would be the last time I smelled that poo stench on the street. I had mixed feelings about this.The BART ride to SFO was very uneventful. Check in was amazingly fast. The line was short and moved quickly. I had almost everything I was taking with me in my carry-on. There was nothing in my checked baggage but knives and lint (one knife & one swiss tech mulikey). Anyway the whole process of checking in took about 15 minutes. The security checkpoint was even faster. There was no line, and for the first time in a long time I didn't set off the metal detector. I had shown up three hours before my flight to be safe, and I was now left with two hours and forty minutes to kill.I went to the currency exchange and turned 300$ into 27,000 yen. The Lonely Planet guidebook I have (which was printed just last year), has the exchange rate of one USD to 120 Yen, at the exchange booth they offered about 98 Yen for a dollar, google says the current rates are 107 yen to a dollar. Stupid weak American money. Anyway, I used ten dollars which I did not convert to yen to buy an english muffin breakfast sandwich and a gatorade. I went to my terminal, and accidentally dropped the barely touched sandwich on the floor while removing my backpack. I was hungry :(I read for two hours then boarded the plane at around 11. There were many people coughing on this eleven hour flight, so I did not have high hopes for avoiding sickness. Read some more on the flight, watched iron man in Japanese, watched iron man in english, and watched be kind rewind. They served two decent meals, and a few snacks in between. Ten hours later when we were finally over Japan, I went to the back of the plane, and stared out the window in the emergency exit door to get my first view of Japan.We landed around 2 pm on Friday. It was hot, so very hot (humid too). I filled out my customs form, got fingerprinted, and photographed, and made my way over to the baggage claim to pick up my knives. I made my way out of the airport to the train, and bought a ticket for what I hoped was a kanayama station bound train. Turns out it was. (cue the "ding" sound that is played on the audio tracks for slideshows, when it is time to change the slide). The first few pictures are of Kanayama station. There was a cool little inflatable pool, with little kids in miniature paddle boats. They also had a bunch of those water mist sprayers that people stand in front of to cool off.I relaxed at the train station for a bit before I caught the number 12 bus. I took it to the Ishikawa Bashi stop, and got off. I used a pay phone to call up Changmi who I had found on couchsurfing.com. I actually set up the couchsurf with her husband (who was out of town) who said it would be ok for me to stay, so I think she was a little surprised when I called. She said that she was currently hosting two couples who each had a small child. It was cool if I stayed, but it would be crowded. She picked me up at the nearest intersection with her mother, one of the couples, and their child in the car.We drove to downtown Nagoya and they let us out. Changmi and her mother were going somewhere, so I hung out with Sarah, Seba, and their daughter Maya. They were couchsurfers from France who had been in Japan for a couple of weeks. We walked around central park in downtown Nagoya for a bit. There is the large TV tower at one end of the park, and a bunch of art pieces scattered about randomly (metal taco boat thing). We went and got dinner, which I later found out to be pig intestines, with an egg, over rice. It was pretty good.After eating we took the subway back to Changmi's house and slept.Japan Day 2

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago