Space Rangers3

Who knows about Space Rangers 3? www.finnvector.net

Posted by Hesarilaw 7 years ago


Creatively using this space

Any ideas on how to use the space creatively. The open space is between the drawing room and the living room. In the pictures below I have captured this space from different angles just to give you some perspective. At this point I don't have the actual dimension of the space but can provide if required.

Posted by ramhardikar 8 years ago


Spaces dropped in my answer.

In this answer that I've edited 3 times it keeps dropping spaces between words and running them together. I'm using Firefox.

Posted by Re-design 8 years ago


What would you do in space?

If you could go to space for 3 days and have a large room to do what ever you want in. What would you do?

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago


The Space Shuttle flew in front of my house this morning

Shuttle Endeavour flew over Oakland as part of its victory lap this morning, and I took these pictures.  

Posted by ewilhelm 5 years ago


Using bold automatically inserts spaces

I did a quick search and didn't see anything, so my apologies if this has already been reported: I am finding whenever I use bold to highlight words in my documents, an empty space is getting automatically inserted at the end of the word. For example, if I end this sentence with a word in bold and the turn off bold before using the period, there will end up being a space between the last word and the period which I did not put there and can not remove.

Posted by puzzlebox 7 years ago


SpaceX Makes It Into Space

Yesterday, SpaceX became the first private company to launch a rocket into orbit.An Internet entrepreneur's latest effort to make space launch more affordable paid off Sunday when his commercial rocket, carrying a dummy payload, was lofted into orbit from the South Pacific.It was the fourth attempt by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to launch its two-stage Falcon 1 rocket into orbit."Fourth time's a charm," said Elon Musk, the multimillionaire who started up SpaceX after making his fortune as the co-founder of PayPal Inc., the electronic payment system.Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Some users just waste space....

Don't you think that people who have been members of this site since 2006 and haven't posted any instructables waste the server's space? I havent been here long (only 3 1/2 months) but I have posted 4 instructables already HERE'S WHAT BUGS ME MORE!!!!! the very same people have the coolest usernames!!!!!! (except me) What do you think???

Posted by coolz 10 years ago


I BEELEV U HAS MAH STAHPLAR

Lolcat picture I found while crusing teh intarwebs. If you havn't seen the movie "Office Space", you won't get the joke, mm'kay?

Posted by thefonz101 10 years ago


DIY Satellite (BBC Orbiter competition)

Ever fancied making your own satellite?Now you can! The BBC is running a challenge to build a modern equivalent of the old Sputnik 1.Do you fancy building you own Sputnik? We've given you an idea how easy it could be, now the Magazine wants to hear from willing volunteers. We can even come and film you putting it together. We'll also investigate how to get your Sputniks launched.I've already volunteered - just imagine the Instructable that could result; the first DIY website in space!

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Collaboration, Innovation

I have a nice, (almost!) ready to use house in sub-urban Tampa close to everything! with a huge yard, garage, roof, EMPTY that I have tried to offer to a few small groups of semi-makers, who immediately put a contract under my nose limiting access to all others for 5 years while they make money there. NO NO NO     Where are all the woodworking, electronic robotic/arduino contolling aqua/permaculturist  hackers with great organizational skills that want to collaborate, innovate, grow their own food while mentoring their own and others' kids in S T E A M and maybe incubating new businesses like rainwater diverting, alternative energy material, exploring new and old skills and practices that make sense and keep our money home.? My son and I attended a conference put on by the extension service of the U of FL which basically told of so many opportunities available right now for back yard businesses to be allowed under the Best Management Practices umbrella. But noone is telling the citizens about this. We have to seek and find ourselves. I'm ready. Any farmers or fisherman out there that want to try something different for a season?

Posted by terrefirma 5 years ago


Space Beer... From Outer Space

Japanese brewer Sapporo is planning on making some "space beer" from a third generation of barley grains that spent five months on the International Space Station in 2006. Only 100 bottles will be made from this crop, though, and won't be commercially available. Which is fine because it won't taste any different and would be freakishly expensive. Space Beer

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


sending party balloon to space

I was wondering if you need special permission to send party balloons with a camera to space

Posted by minecraftpotato 4 years ago


Origami Space Ship - Video evidence!

It seems to be real!There is video evidence on the BBC News site - wind-tunnel tests of a folded paper aeroplane up to Mach 7!All we need now is the plan to fold our own...CrunchGear ArticleMainichi Daily News ArticleUnrelated article about boomerangs in space

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


DIY Space Exploration

Hi guys, I heard about a guy here thinking about getting a payload into space on DIY terms.Running with the idea, it turns out that commercial off-the-shelf satellite space will run you about 8 grand.Moving away from rockets, the MAKE: team managed to use 'weather balloons' and helium to hit 109,000 feet. (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/03/diy_space_make_video_podc.html)My idea/question in this.If you can get a payload near space, what if your payload is a small rocket that fires at the peak height, could you drag something (kicking and screaming) into orbit?Thoughts and discussion here, I'm really excited about this!ParadoxDetected :)

Posted by paradoxdetected 9 years ago


Space Toilet Broken

Out in space, no one can hear you scream when the one toilet breaks. That's the status on the International Space Station right now. Solid waste is being taken care of just fine, but liquid waste currently is having problems that is temporarily being served by a "bypass" solution while the astronauts wait for new parts to arrive this weekend along with a shuttle.This all reminds me of the scene from Apollo 13 when the engineers need to fix the filter with available parts. Maybe someday this too will get the Hollywood treatment. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Steampunk Space Helmet

Just when I thought that there was enough steampunk to last me through the month, another wonderful item comes along. Why fight it? Just check out all the details that make up this crazy piece to enable Victorian gentlemen to explore the ether without having to remove their tophats. Link via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Hard to reach space in a wall kitchen cabinet. Any idea ?

Hello everybody Here's my question : In my kitchen, I have a wall cabinet, in which, there is a place (orange arrow on the picture) where things that I could put there would be hard to reach. This cabinet is located in a kitchen corner and is beside another cabinet as shown in the pictures. Then, I dont'use that space and I'd like to... I was wondering if someone has or had the same problem and if so, how it could be fixed. Any idea will be welcome. (I didn't find anything like that by using the search engine of instructibles web pages. Maybe I was not clever enough in English Language...) I hope there will be helpful replies... English is not my native language, so, please, (if possible), try to use simple words in your replies...

Posted by iwonder54 5 years ago


Space contest for 14-18 year-olds - nearly $200,000 to spend.

If you are aged 14-18, and interested in satellite technology, there is a competition for you - design an experiment to be flown on a real satellite.Entries chosen will get a budget of £100,000 for development of their project.Relevant links:http://www.spaceexperiment.info/http://www.sstl.co.uk/ (this site also has job vacancies for working on designing, building and testing satellites)http://www.bnsc.gov.uk/http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7139356.stmDon't forget to make an Instructable of your entry (and winning projects?).

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Lost In Space

The brothers finished setting up, grabbed their head-sets, twiddled the knobs on their portable receivers, hit the record button and listened."Come in" "come in" "come in" "Listen! Come in!" "Talk to me!" "I am hot! I am hot!" "Come in!" "What? Forty-five?" "What? Fifty? Yes." "Yes, yes, breathing." "Oxygen, oxygen!" "I am hot. This is this dangerous?"The brothers looked nervously at one another. They only fully understood the Russian later when their sister translated for them, but the desperation in the woman’s voice was clear. Its an extremely interesting read about Russia's missing cosmonauts...LINK

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago


Voyager 2 probe leaves the neighborhood

Http://www.nature.com/news/2007/071210/full/news.2007.365.htmlOn 30 August, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft -- which has been sailing through space since 1977 -- crossed the "termination shock", the boundary between the bubble in space dominated by the solar wind coming from the Sun and the transition region beyond that lies between Earth and interstellar space.Voyager 2's twin, Voyager 1, crossed this same boundary in December 2004. But Voyager 2 did it while almost 1 billion miles closer to the Sun, suggesting that something -- such as an interstellar magnetic field -- is compressing the bubble of the solar wind on that side. The twin Voyagers headed out of the solar system in different directions, with Voyager 1 taking a northern path and Voyager 2 a southern one."Now both spacecraft are in the final frontier of the solar system," says project scientist Edward Stone, of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "We've reached another major milestone in our 30 years of discovery." He and other Voyager scientists presented their findings on Monday at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Weather balloon photography

I have been thinking about launching a balloon for a while now, but was concerned with a few problems. I just found this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-Near-Space-Without-HAM-Radios-or-Cellphon/ Which is good, because most of the other tutorials I've seen require one or the other. Other than this, does anyone have any tips about what kind of balloon/chute/tracking system I should use? What about the payload, what is it usually made out of?

Posted by Tupin 6 years ago


The Hackaday Prize 2015- save the world and go to space! Really!

OK all you engineers, makers and tinkerers- The Hackaday Prize 2015 has begun! Win a trip to space (or $196,883 in cash) plus over $500,000 in other prizes! I know people here on Instructables are the super creative type of folks that would kick butt in this competition and I'd love to see an Instructables member go to space (because that would be awesome and Astronaut looks pretty cool on a resume.) I took part in it last year and it was a ton of fun and I learned an awful lot by reading through all of the other projects and discussing ideas with other contestants. I also got a lot of ideas for future instructables... :) Your mission this year is to save the world! The devices that inform our daily lives were science fiction in decades past. The barriers that once required giant companies to produce such marvels are starting to crumble. Now, one person with one idea can revolutionize the way we live our lives. Be that person. This year Hackaday is issuing a call to hackers, engineers, makers, and hardware startups from all over the world to focus their creative efforts on solving serious issues that face humanity. The global water crisis, pollution, climate change, food shortages, fossil fuel dependency, and many other big problems are waiting for new solutions. It’s time to unleash the community's innovative energy and collective expertise to move humanity forward. The world’s problems can’t wait. Share your ideas to help everyone get started. To learn more visit hackaday.io/prize

Posted by Honus 3 years ago


NASA Plans To Visit The Sun

The name of the mission is Solar Probe+ (pronounced "Solar Probe plus"). It's a heat-resistant spacecraft designed to plunge deep into the sun's atmosphere where it can sample solar wind and magnetism first hand. Launch could happen as early as - (continued here)

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago


Hackerspaces and Makerspaces - your opinions, please.

I'm thinking about persuading my new employer to start a hackerspace or makerspace. As an aside, do you think the two terms mean different things, or are they interchangeable? If they are different, what is that difference? If they mean the same thing, which is the better term? Why?

Posted by Kiteman 3 years ago


Login failure

I use FireFox (8.1.0). When I enter the instructables site, the login links are in the upper right corner. When I click the login (not Facebook, the regular one) the entire set of login links disappear, but the login dialog does not appear. To get the login to appear, I click the favorites icon to get it to show me the logon dialog. Is it Firefox, or you? BlueGull

Posted by BlueGull 6 years ago


A sight for international skywatchers - "Ring of Fire" Eclipse

From SpaceWeather.com:SOLAR ECLIPSE: On Monday, Jan. 26th, the Moon will pass in front of the sun producing an annular "ring of fire" eclipse. This is not a total eclipse; the Moon will cover only 93% of the sun's surface. Nevertheless, the Moon's dead-center transit across the solar disk will produce a sight of rare beauty for observers along the "path of annularity." Best views are to be had from islands in Indonesia where the ring of fire will appear to sink into the ocean at sunset. Meanwhile, in Australia, southeast Asia, southern parts of India and South Africa, observers will experience an off-center partial eclipse. Crescent-shaped sunbeams will dapple the ground while high overhead the Moon takes a curved bite out of the sun. Please visit http://spaceweather.com for eclipse maps, timetables and photos.If you're in the areas where the eclipse can be seen, how about taking and posting pictures?Animated map of eclipsePDF map of eclipse

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


edge space

The layout of the pages in Instructables, sometimes makes it quite difficult to read the left hand edge of the page. May I suggest that the page should not start hard against the left hand edge, but that a small space (margin) be allowed to ease the transition from one line of print to the next.

Posted by Waste Of Space 8 years ago


Worlds smallest Space Invaders machine ?

After 3 months I have finlly finished creating a mini working Space Invaders arcade machine. Let me know what you think http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiO08w9Y558

Posted by vcoleiro1 7 years ago


Google Sketchup: Fill unseen space?

I'm trying to get a cheap 3D print of a model(<$100 with S&H;). But one problem is that the walls are infinitely thin, so I need to fill the space between them. But how do I do this? The main problem is the boxes all around the surface(look at the uploaded model). They need to be filled, without the internal space where the flashdrive goes being filled. Can someone please tell me how to do this, and also a cheap 3D printing service?  Cheapest I have seen was i.materialise. The price for the model: $36. Not bad at all. The price of shipping: $144. I'm not going to spend almost $200 on a case for a flashdrive.

Posted by metrogdor22 7 years ago


Space Trash Crowds Orbiting Satellites

Two or three times a day, a satellite circling Earth narrowly misses destruction by an orbital hailstorm of junk sweeping the busy super highways of space.A spreading cloud of shrapnel from the collision of two satellites earlier this month is making wrecks for working spacecraft around Earth all but inevitable, analysts warn. As the ninth significant crack-up in two years -- including a punctured nuclear satellite -- the wreckage of Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 is fostering a chain reaction of collisions that puts billions of dollars of spacecraft and manned space flights at risk.Full article and really cool slideshow: Harmless Debris on Earth Is Devastating in Orbit - Wall Street Journal.via benjaneer.

Posted by noahw 9 years ago


Show Your Space: Third Week's Winner

The third week's winner for the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space has been decided by luck and fate. The winner is user belsey for the A table can be a workshop too entry.belsey will receive a C3 Caulk Gun + Lithium battery.If you didn't win a prize, don't worry. There is one more prize to be given away and all of the remaining entries are eligible for those.If you haven't submitted an entry, what are you waiting for? Take some pictures of your space and submit it as a slideshow! There's one more prize to be given away!Next week's prize: C3 Remote Control Car + Lithium batteryOther winners: Week 1, Week 2, Week 4

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Show Your Space: Second Week's Winner

The second week's winner for the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space has been decided by luck and fate. The winner is user seamster for the Garage workshop and sewing/craft area entry.seamster will receive a Craftsman Auto Hammer.If you didn't win a prize, don't worry. There are two more prizes to be given away and all of the remaining entries are eligible for those.If you haven't submitted an entry, what are you waiting for? Take some pictures of your space and submit it as a slideshow! There are two more prizes to be given away!Next week's prize: C3 Caulk Gun + Lithium batteryOther winners: Week 1, Week 3, Week 4

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Denizens of San Francisco - Coolest Art-Space Ever

Heya,My girlfriend just told me about The Frankenart Mart. It's a communal art-space/store with a really unique business model. I don't know about you, but I think this is really a great and interesting idea. I hate to say this, but it's so... like... ::GASP:: .... Art Gallery 2.0Any which way, they're changing up the theme of the store next weekend and they are inviting people to drop off work (in case anyone is interested). I think I might drop something off.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


Whats your Instructables work space?

About a year or so ago, when I started to get a little more serious about builing things as a hobby I took my wooden storage shed in my back yard and converted it to a workshop. I wired it up for power and light, I added some insulation and a small ceramic heater (I live right on lake erie, the winters are windy and cold) and a fan for the summer time. I'm always making improvements to my small but useful space when I'm inbetween projects. I was just posting to see what other people use as an instructables space. what kind of gear do you have in there? pictures are great too...... love to see what they look like. I'll post some of mine when I get home from work today.

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago


NASA's Shuttle Atlantis Rolls into Place

From the NASA homepage:"Space shuttle Atlantis' rollout to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been rescheduled to begin at 4 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 31 [today], as preparations for the STS-125 mission move forward. Atlantis is targeted to lift off May 12 to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope....During Atlantis' 11-day mission, the crew of seven astronauts will make the final shuttle flight to Hubble. During five spacewalks, they will install two new instruments, repair two inactive ones and replace components. The result will be six working, complementary science instruments with capabilities beyond what is now available, and an extended operational lifespan for the telescope through at least 2014."Link

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 9 years ago


HAL 9000

I am Planning to build a HAL 9000 Panel for the outside of my room, but I am having a problem with the lense. I was wondering if anyone knows how they diffused the light so well, without blurring the lense. (In case you didn't know I am talking about the Movie Space Odyssey)

Posted by Jordo 10 years ago


Teens take pics from edge of space with a balloon

With a latex balloon, a camera, and some home-built electronics, four teens in Spain managed to get pictures from 20 miles up! The balloon was inflated with helium, the camera and electronics were attached and away it went up to 100,000 feet before it popped and returned to earth. The camera was still snapping away when the students picked it up 10km from the launch site.Team leader Gerard Marull, 18, said: "We were overwhelmed at our results, especially the photographs, to send our handmade craft to the edge of space is incredible."Completing their landmark experiment on February, the Meteotek team had to account for a wide variety of variables and rely on a lot of luck."The balloon we chose was inflated with helium to just over two metres and weighed just 1500 grams," said Gerard. "It was able to carry the sensor equipment and digital Nikon camera which weighed 1.5kg. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Smile, humanity!

On the 19th July, the Cassini space probe is being turned around to take a photo of Saturn and its rings. When they take the photo, Earth will be in the background, so this is your chance to get outside and photobomb an entire other planet! See here for details of exact timings, but most US, Canadian and Western European members have a chance to be in the shot. There's also a contest to get your image or music beamed to the stars.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Call for mentors and students for Google Summer of Code 2014! Google awards stipends of US$5500 to selected students

AerospaceResearch.net[0] accepts applications for mentors and students for Google Summer of Code (GSOC) 2014, now! As a mentor, you can realize your space software, and as a student you are coding it during the summer and are paid US$5500 by Google for it! The application period for Mentors is open now and you can apply via [1]. So be creative and propose your idea and be a trustworthy mentor to a young and creative mind! For you students, the application period starts 10 March and will end 21 March. Prepare yourself and read our and all the other 190 organizations' ideas. And then come back to AerospaceResearch.net, because we have the most awesome coding ideas for your. They are all space applications! Here is a brief overview:   [SSGT-XX] Solar System Grand Tour (continuation of last year's GSOC project)   [DGSN-XX] Distributed Ground Station Network   [COMT-XX] Comet Trails (supported by Institute of Space Systems, Stuttgart University)   [SNET-XX] Sensor Networks (supported by RadioPunks)   [DEOP-XX] Dynamical Evolution of Protoplanets GSOC is an annual coding campaign, in which Google awards stipends (of US$5500) to selected students who work on free and open-source software projects for certain organizations during the summer. This year it is Google's 10th Summer of Code. It will be bigger and better! With this years 190 organizations, it tops last year's 177 open source projects and organizations who took part and mentored 1,192 students and their projects. In general, GSOC is open for students aged 18 and older. It offers diverse projects ranging from software development for Wikipedia and Linux operating systems, to mobile platforms, to firmware and also academic work on basic algorithms. People can also mentor emerging developers during their three months of work and provide support and personal help. On a private remark about GSOC 2013, AerospaceResearch.net was lucky to have been selected as an organization and mentoring three students. This was an "awesome and motivating" experience and we advise projects and students alike to visit GSOC 2014 website and apply! You can find our information and ideas via [1]. During GSOC 2013, we mentored 3 students who coded open-source space application. So this is your chance to combine three things you like during summer: space, programming and money. Of course Google looks for talented programmers like you! Being a mentor is inspiring because you support great students and great space projects. Mentors are also invited to Google HQ in Mountain View (paid flight) to the mentors summit and get a tour. This is rewarding in many ways to be part of such a great campaign! You, as a mentor or student, can propose and let your space project ideas be realized! So if you have coding ideas for your project, you can propose them to us and we will announce them on our ideas page to the coding GSOC students. Here is your chance to find further helping hands. AerospaceResearch.net has open space for everyone! Links: [0] http://aerospaceresearch.net/constellation/forum_thread.php?id=280&postid;=1161 [1] https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org2/google/gsoc2014/aerospaceresearchnet

Posted by hornig 4 years ago


By toothbrush to the stars!

A concept known as a space elevator has been "doing the rounds" as a cheap way into orbital space for several decades now.Basically, a cable of some description is anchored to an orbiting mass, and vehicles climb up and down the cable to transport materials and passengers to and from orbital space cheaply and easily (in any space journey, the most expensive and dangerous parts of the journey are the first and last few kilometres).There are, technologically speaking, two main hurdles - the cable, and the vehicles.Carbon nanotube composites are a strong contender for the cable, but travelling up and down the cable takes power. Rockets are out of the question (what would be the point of the cable?). The hours, possibly days, of the journey make batteries unfeasible, and the turbulence of the atmosphere precludes the use of PV panels large enough to power the vehicles from daylight.That leaves transmitted power.So far, the transmission ideas have been electromagnetic - lasers aimed at smaller PV panels on the underside of the vehicles, or microwaves aimed at receiver dishes.Now, a new proposal suggests transmitting the energy mechanically.European Space Agency ground station engineer Dr Riise ... proposed sending power mechanically - effectively by providing a carefully timed jerk of the cable at its base.To demonstrate, he employed a broomstick to represent the cable held in tension, and an electric sander to provide a rhythmic vibration to the bottom of the stick.Around the broomstick's circumference he tied three brushes representing the climber with their bristles pointing downwards - meaning it took slightly more force to lower the brush assembly than to raise it.The vibration from the sander allowed the assembly to slide upward along the broomstick as it moved slightly downward, but grip it as it moved slightly upward. The net effect: the assembly rose against gravity straight to the top of the stick. That's a bristlebot (or vibrobot)! Dr Riise, though, calls it a longitudinal wave climber or LWC.It sounds easy enough to replicate the demonstration model, although I can't imagine how you would efficiently vibrate a 36,000km cable (I have images of damaging harmonics getting set up as the moving carriages change the effective length of the vibrating part of the cable, and shaking important bits off the vehicles).Apparently, though, the idea is being looked at by lift manufacturers for installation in the next generation of super skyscrapers.Demonstration videoBBC story

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


One-Stop Shop for Makers

Hi Everyone,  I'm Sarah Calvillo, a visual artist and interactive designer based in San Francisco. I created Steampunk Mr. Potato Head on instructables a while back.  I recently built the first one-stop shop for makers in the U.S. to find and book affordable studio time. Growing up, I've watched my father build our house from his personal workshop. Living in the city, I've found there is limited space to build my own projects. I wanted to create a platform where you could rent space and resources from your community. Funding this project was a major challenge, so I resorted to bartering design for development services with a friend to build Concourse. It took us a couple months to build and launch the site. My only advice for someone replicating this project like this is not to fear being scrappy or hacky. Build what you can, then iterate on what you've built. As a one-woman operation, I’ve been focusing my efforts on helping the Bay Area to start. However, Concourse is open for anyone anywhere to use. You can either rent out your workshop or rent someone else. Visit us Concourse.co.  Hope I can help you continue making a create cool stuff on Instructables. DM me for more information about Concourse. Alright ladies and gents, take good care and thanks for your time. All the best, Sarah

Posted by saritamarianyc 1 year ago


More Yuri's Night Pics

Eric and Noah are internet famous once more having just been featured on the Laughing Squid blog. You should go check out all of the pictures. They are a quite nice overview of the event.Picture courtesy of Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


hidden Millennium Falcon in Episode 2 of star wars

While I was watching Star Wars the other day, I noticed that there are 3 Millennium Falcons hidden right as Anikin and Padme are landing on Naboo.  Look to the left, it's just above the yellow and orange things near the bottom. Maybe the Millennium Falcon isn't a unique ship. o.0

Posted by ry25920 8 years ago


a TRUE &quot;handmade&quot; rocket to reach the Earth orbit

.while I'm trying to start up a TRUE new.space company (as explained in this Instructables thread) to develop TRUE "space hardware", I ask to myself (and to you) if it's possible to build and launch an hobby/handmade rocket to Earth orbitfor what I know, this goal was NEVER reached, so far, and, only the (well funded) new.space company SpaceX has launched a privately-developed rocket to LEO (at its 4th attempt) last septemberwell, I've a suggestion to have more chances to succeed in this effort: just develop and build a (true working) SCALE-MODEL of an EXISTING rocket, insted of trying to develop a new rocket from zerothe "existing rocket" to scale-down could be (e.g.) the SpaceX Falcon-1 whose specs you can find here: http://www.spacex.com/falcon1.phpso, a resized "hobby rocket" (but able to reach the Earth orbit) could be 1/20th to 1/50th the full-sized Falcon-1 to send its second stage and a small (Sputnik-like) 20-50 kg. payload to LEO.

Posted by gaetanomarano 9 years ago


Grand Opening for new maker space in Reno, Nevada: Bridgewire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dan Johnson 775-219-7987 Dan@renobridgewire.org, Jeremy Osborn 775-240-1177 jwosborn@runbox.com Reno Makerspace Grand Opening Oct 1 Reno, Nev. (9/21/2011) - - Bridgewire is a new collaborative workshop where people can learn a variety of skills from welding to hacking. Bridgewire, a nonprofit, will launch Saturday, October 1, with the public invited from noon to 5pm. “We are a rapid prototyping shop with woodworking tools, metalworking tools, and high tech tools. We provide the opportunity for motivated people to learn. We want to arm people with the knowledge and tools to bring their ideas into reality” said John Lusak, a founding member. “All the projects I work on are open source, so you can modify them the way you want” said Lusak. He flies a variety of homemade remote control and unmanned aerial vehicles. “They’re not just RC helicopters, they can have GPS, sonar, camera, barometer, and so forth. They’re aerial robotics.” He notes that people often need a hand up to get started learning. ““I was intimidated, then I decided to spend an hour a day, got some help, and now I help other people. This is a place where people can get help to get started, and to get unstuck.” Bridgewire will host a variety of workshops where people can learn how to use a 3D printer, soldering, using CNC machines, hacking, and even such unusual skills as lockpicking. Hotshot The Robot plans to learn to weld. He says, “I’ll be at the Opening because so few humans know how to fix robots. I’m always on the lookout for qualified techs.” About Bridgewire: Bridgewire is Reno’s first makerspace. People can come to Bridgewire to create and repair. Tools available include various types of welders, CNC machines, metal and wood shop tools, high tech such as 3D printers. Bridgewire is located at 1055 Industrial Way #20, Sparks.

Posted by BlindDevil 6 years ago


Wedding in Space

If you want your marriage to be an out-of-this-world experience, a wedding planner and a space transport company are working together to provide weddings in space. For 2.2 million dollars, you get the extra-terrestrial wedding plus a variety of bonuses, including a dress and a reception. Apparently, you can have your cake and eat it too...in space.Link via Gizmodo

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


Worlds smallest working Space Invaders arcade machine

After 3 months I have finally finished building the possibly the worlds smallest working Space Invaders arcade machine. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiO08w9Y558

Posted by vcoleiro1 7 years ago


Share Office Space with Instructables at Squid Labs in San Francisco

2010-04-05 Update: We've moved, and all our shared space is occupied!  Do you have a cool small company and are looking for some shared office and/or lab space in a really great environment? Share space at Squid Labs! Squid Labs recently opened a new office in San Francisco and we're looking to fill spaces in our shared work environment. The current tenants are Instructables (community project sharing) and HumCycles (electric motorcycles). Features of the space: - Tons of natural light. Windows on all 4 sides and skylights. - Landlord is awesome and tech/green savvy. - Space is clean/professional yet also stylish/zany. - Cool intra-space neighbors working on hot technologies. Lots of idea/resource sharing. - Close to BART, MUNI, and freeways for your commuting needs. - Parking lot with space for 9 cars. Shared resources: - Large conference room with table/chairs/projector. - Smaller meeting room for phone calls. - Two kitchens with fridges, microwaves, plates, etc. - 75 watt laser cutter - Lounge space for eating, hanging out, brainstorming. - Shop space in the garage with a mill, lathe, welding, and other power tools. - 4 unisex bathrooms. - Internet, wireless, firewall. Static IPs available. - Pizza parties, build nights, and meet-ups. What's available: - A mix of cubicles and large and small private offices. - Month-to-month cubicles, or longer-term larger-area leases are possible. - In the layout below, the blue and pink areas are available, and the green areas will be available in the future. White is open common space, and dark gray is bathrooms, closets, and the elevator. This represents single cubicles to 5000 sqft of the 7500 sqft total. Location: 489 Clementina St. San Francisco, CA (Right next to 6th and Folsom) Contact me if interested! Click on my username in the right-side column for contact info.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Show Your Space: Fourth Week's Winner

The fourth week's winner for the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space has been decided by luck and fate. The winner is user Stryker for the My workshop entry.Stryker will receive a C3 Remote Control Car + Lithium batteryThis is the final prize for the Workshop of the Future: Show Your Space Contest! Thanks to everyone who submitted photos of their workshops. It's wonderful to get a glimpse into the worlds where others spend their time making cool new stuff.Have a happy new year, everyone, and don't forget that the Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest ends this Sunday!Previous winners: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago