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Posted by silentdeath 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Electron Club Open Day2pm-8pm Saturday 13th June 2009Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JDThe Electron Club is a voluntary run space where people interested in things like free open source software, circuit bending, hardware hacking, computer recycling, streaming, audio and video editing, green technologies, and amateur radio can meet, use equipment, and share anddisseminate their skills and ideas. The space supports both individuals developing their own projects and a number of group projects, all of which are not-for-profit initiatives with a community, educational or environmental aspect to them.Now in our third year, the Electron Club Open Days are an opportunity to see and try out a range of things that people do, as well as having the opportunity to meet others with similar interests, make, chat, discuss and enjoy.TESLA SOUL - Electron Club Makers Fair and homebaking - Bajery in the Makery!Stalls and demos by electronic makers, designers and artists. An opportunity to see and play with some of the projects created by Electron Club members and related groups - a theremin menagerie and mini synthesizer kits, 3D paper engineering, circuit bending, micro FM radio,DIY wind power technology, creative computer trash recycling, 101 things to do with a dead keyboard and much more. Plus some of the excellent home-baking that has been hallmark of all our Open Days. Come and do a bit of soldering or have a cup of tea and chat with the people who make things.TAPE-WIRE-HEAD-SCREEN - music, film and sound artsThe Electron Club includes many people working in music, film and experimental arts. For the Open Day we will be showing a preview of films from Document, the UK's leading human rights film festival, with works ranging from front-line reportage to cinematic explorations of what it is to be human, along with films made at the Electron Club by the Digital Desperados, a film-group for young black and Asian women. We'll have a live performance of Alvin Lucier's legendary "Music on A Long Thin Wire" by members of 'Obscure Desire of the Bourgeoisie' and BuffalobuffalobuffaloBuffalobuffalo'. Outdoors, artist Lucie Potter will invite people on a specially planned sound walk around the Garnethill area.THE LIFE OF SOCIAL THINGS - socially-engaged technology forumA series of discussions about different ways in which society and technology come together.Glasgow FabLabsFabLabs are small scale fabrication and construction workshops that provide computerised production technologies on an artisanal scale making them available to communities and independent makers and designers. From inner-city Boston to remote Indian villages, FabLabshave become a worldwide network of community technology centres. Glasgow FabLabs is a project aiming to bring such a centre to Glasgow. This forum will present the ideas behind the Glasgow FabLabs project and explore the benefits of community-access technology.Community Media and Citizens JournalismThe internet has offered a platform for communities and groups outside of the mainstream media to have a voice and share knowledge. Whilst there are many notable examples of such activity, the tools to create such a democratized media space are still often out of people's reach.This forum will look at some practical examples of community media coming from Glasgow, present some current projects looking to make ordinary people's voices more prominent and explore the relationships between the grass-roots and mainstream media.Technology, Social Justice and the EnvironmentHow can we use technology for the greater common good? Whilst the advance of technology promotes the promise of a better world, that promise has often been compromised or undermined in how we make use of such advances. Certain technological developments have contributed to environmental and social problems on a scale arguably never seen before.Technology, however, has also been used to tackle such issues as climate change and social injustice. This forum will share and explore some practical examples being used in Scotland today, from noise monitoring devices to participatory video and community mapping projects.RAFFLE - broadband fundraiserThis year we are raising funds to improve our network facilities at the Electron Club and we will be doing a raffle with prizes including a group voucher to go paintballing.http://www.electronclub.org Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by greensteam 9 years ago
I'm going to do it.I'm going to organise a Show and Tell event in the UK.Eric, the grand chap, has given me permission to use the Instructables' name to promote the event.It will be in the East of England, probably in Beccles, Suffolk.Google MapHowever, I cannot yet give an exact date, as we have just discovered that #2 son needs kidney surgery, and we will not find out the date of the op until late in April. The main reason I'm posting this thread is to cut down on the excuses I can make for not doing organising it.So, the good news is, it will happen, the bad news is, I don't know when.If you want to be involved, then join the group or email ideas / offers of help to the address in the second image.
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago
Inspired by an Instructable posted here, our Christmas dinner was a deep fried turkey, accompanied by my own Potato puffballs and all the trimmings Who else has used 'Ibles to help the season along ? Steve
Posted by steveastrouk 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I am new to the instructables site, but have found something that is really upsetting me. The site puts itself forward as an instruction site, with instruction videos. I have spent hours and hours looking at different things in here, and find that aprox 90% of the entries are just 'show' sites for peoples' work. Now, I can't deny that many of the entries are very nice, pretty, what ever, but that wasn't what I thought I would be seeing.
Posted by larderbound 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I was hoping to use this forum topic to post discussion and pictures of all K'nex projects I am working on. Feel free to post you own ideas and pictures so we can work on our projects together further advancing the K'nex community. My hope is that this will be a productive active forum to encourage and push the community to get better and continue to grow. If you want to discuss more about K'nex jump onto KI chat introduce yourself be patient and if your lucky you may get to discuss your build with your friends and others in the community use the link below! http://cbe002.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23kichat&server;=irc.darkmyst.org
Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 5 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Okay, i know that an acronym of the title of this forum would be STAB (sort of appropriate, really. Heh.) but seriously:What's everyone been up to?I think i'll start this off by posting a pic of my 2 newest knivesWerl, actually, the integral one's been finished for ages, but i only got around to finishing it off lately, but the triangular-ish bladed one's been made in only 2 days (usually i take a break of a few weeks before finishing, so that's out of the ordinary for me)The handle slabs are an unidentified hardwood (padauk, i think), the bolsters are mild steel, with mild steel pins, blued with bluing solution, and the blade's 440-CIf anyone wants me to, i'll put up an instructable on how to make one like this, and on how to make a kitchen paring knife.Post your pics here, tho make them pics of FINISHED jobs, please.That way, i'll have to post far fewer. Just finished this...2 weeks ago, hence the rust.Nice persian-y slicer.
Posted by Vendigroth 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
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 | last reply 8 years ago
Calling all Instructables folks in the Chicago area! We're going to be having a Show & Tell event tonight in Chicago at the Craftsman Experience. We'll have tables to show off your latest creations, food, drinks, and a few giveaways to thank you for coming out. It should be a lot of fun. If you're nearby, come over to show off your latest projects or just to see what others have done. Would love to see you there! This is an all ages event and totally free. If you can't make it, check out the live feed below at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST for some interviews! Show & Tell event page on Facebook
Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Join us for an Instructables Show & Tell at the SF Bay Area Yuri's Night at Saturday, 12 April 2008!Show off your hacks, crafts, and discoveries, demo finished projects, bring in-progress work for advice, or just share your neat ideas with an awesome bunch of people.Who: You, your kids, friends, and familyWhat: Projects, lots of them, of all types! When: 3:30-4:30pm, Saturday April 12 2008Where: Hanger Stage B, NASA Ames Research Center, SF Bay Area Yuri's Night 2008Why: Do I really need to answer this one?How: Get your tickets here, and show up! (Kids' tickets are half-price.) RSVPs are nice, and necessary if you'll be bringing anything we need to warn Security about.Examples: bring 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. Projectors don't work well in daylight, anyway.
Posted by canida 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Thursday July 24thUpdate: we are at Speedway meadow, not Lindley.Come join Instructables in Golden Gate Park for a wet and wild evening of fun, food and games. Our beloved interns will be leading some kickball, frisbee, and DIY games, while the rest of the Instructables crew will be firing up the grill for a potluck BBQ. You can count on us to bring the main course and refreshments. We're counting on you to bring those killer side dish creations that you've been perfecting! So, time to break out the killer 'slaw recipe and the rest of your PDQ BBQ Contest Creations. If you still need some inspiration, check out some our all-time favorite BBQ side dishes:- Mediterranean Summer Salad- Basic Island Coleslaw- Grilled Peaches- Southern-Style Sweet Tea- Sun Dried WatermelonAnd let us not forget the music and dancing robots!Location:Golden Gate Park (Lindley Meadow), 5 - 8 pm. Friday July 25thInstructables Show and Tell!We are hosting a very special show and tell as part of the closing festivities for Instructacon v1.0. Come one, come all and bring whatever it is you're working on, thinking about working on or can't stand to work on any longer and share it with some of the Bay Area's finest makers and shakers. Even if you haven't been working on anything, come anyway! As with all past show and tells, a fun time for all is guaranteed. Location:489 Clementina St. 7 - 9 pm
Posted by randofo 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Apparently, in India, there are robots that will tell you your fortune for a small fee.And, even stranger, there is a Flickr group dedicated to Fortune Telling Robots of IndiaIf you know anything more about this, please fill me in.(photo courtesy of Matt Logelin)
Posted by randofo 10 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Is there anyway to tell apart a bass amp speaker and a guitar amp speaker? just by looking at it? I mean without any info in the back of the speaker could you identify whether they are made for bass amp cabs or amps or for guitar amps and cabs?
Asked by VAustin89 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
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 12 years ago
Its a bit short notice, but the Glebe Robotics team are having an open house, This wednesday (Today!), and we would love people to come show and tell at the same time. We have loads of instructables stickers to give out. There will be free pizza samples courtesy of Forno Antico. Attractions include multiple robots.. chances to build some stuff, and the CNC router. It will be held in room 217, Glebe High school, Ottawa, Ontario. It will take place between 4 and 6. Anyone and everyone welcome, it will be extremely informal. Bring anything you've made!
Posted by sam 11 years ago
There will be a Maker Fair in the Glasgow Science Centre ( http://www.gsc.org.uk ) on either 7th or 14th March 2009.This will be the first of the kind in the UK (as far as I can tell). There is lots of outdoor space, including two shallow pools for model floaty things. Indoors we have space for at least 10-15 table areas.Although we will be right beside the river I think safety concerns for this first effort would mean the river is not available. But we can all drift out to admire the incoming seaplane which is based there.This is an open invitation to get in touch and say you want to come and show us what you have made, share skills etc. Let no one say that UK kitchen tables are not cluttered with projects every bit as loopy and fun as those elsewhere. Maker Kids welcome, the more the wootier.
Posted by greensteam 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Here where I live, where more then 1O hours a head of the pacific standard time so did my instructable make it in? For us here its just gone 12 am which means it isnt even 1O pm your time...how will I know?
Asked by ireiss 7 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
3 month membership, it's up for grabs. Give me a reason, come on! It needn't be honest, it needn't be logical, it needn't be fair but it better be funny... Also if anyone can nominate someone else deserving of one I might give another away. *insert random photo from January challenge* EDIT CLOSED
Posted by killerjackalope 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
These clocks tell the time by the position of a ball that slowly spirals in to the center and then gets dropped back down to start all over again. Pretty clever. Also pretty hard to read, but it's certainly a conversation piece and a good inspiration for some other projects. Link
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Instructables author spike3579, has launched a new Show & Tell feature on his site, Mike And Molly's House. Show and Tell is a swap meet for ideas and projects where the currency is inspiration. The premise is to highlight how we all manage our day-to-day lives in an improvised manner, and to celebrate creativity, resourcefulness and inspiration in all mediums whether it’s making, baking, growing or living. So share your ideas for creative solutions to make everyday life a little easier, more special, or just more fun, every Monday with Mike and Molly. I did! It was easy! And it's a great way to check in with the maker community to see what's going on and get inspired.
Posted by scoochmaroo 6 years ago
To the administration of the website, we need a show and tell section for people who just want to show off there finished projects. Some people are not interested in making an instructable, they just want to showcase their craft. There a lot of "check this out" ibles, I do not find anything wrong with this, it just needs to separated from the DIY projects. Like a blog ish gallery, or something.
Posted by sypher 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Join us for Instructables Show & Tell at the Maker Faire!Stop by to visit, and bring your cell phone to engrave on our laser cutter! You can check out our toys and schwag, see what other users have made, or display what you've been working on.Just sign up for an hour at our booth's Show & Tell Table to show off what you've made- you can demo your project, chat with other users, and still have time to explore the rest of the Maker Faire!Check out the Forum post for more details, and claim your hour!
Posted by canida 11 years ago
My dell 8200 series pc is having problems with i belive the Nvidio geoforce 3 card. or its drivers, i have tryed reinstalling the drivers but when i try to set it to 32bit colors it goes haywire on the display.
Asked by TOMYKA1951 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi all! First, this is my first post to the forums. Hi. :) I have a friend with a laser cutter, and he said that he can only cut Acrylic or PETG. No Polly. First, why is that? And second, I already have some plastic, so how can I tell what kind it is? I bought it a long time ago... I'd rather not buy more plastic if I can help it, but I will if necessary. Thanks! ~Mark
Posted by mbaldridge 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Lol... this is my 2nd pet peeve. (My first pet peeve is clicking on an Instructable that isn't an Instructable... or a half-@ss one at best.) Back to the question... is there a way to tell if the photographs in an instructable are original or just something snagged from the www? Disclaimer: I occasionally use the photo below (snagged from the www) for the final step of some Ibles . It's always under the title "Author's Notes". Now another note to self: Take your own dang picture since this bugs you so much, ;-)
Asked by bajablue 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I cant seem to print off instrctables anymore saying that I'm not a premium member. I have not received an email saying that my subcription is due to be renewed. Is there an administration side of instructables that I can contact to discuss my subscription?Any help would be great. Grant
Posted by gking8 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
Enough is enough. people keep posting religouse topics in the forums. aall its doing is having people debate about what the believe. this site isnt for religoen. create a group on here instead of posting topics about it. it is not where it belongs. people are just trying to start flaming wars and getting attention. so i ask STOP. who else agrees?
Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Instructables has just joined Autodesk, a cool company that makes some of the ultimate DIY tools: they’re the world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Now that we’re a part of Autodesk, we’ll be able to do some neat new things for and with Instructables. What do YOU think we should do? Please suggest how we should co-opt the resources of a multi-national corporation to make Instructables even more awesome.
Posted by ewilhelm 7 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
OK, one of my entries has been approved, I have posted three. The others say they are entered, but I have not received confirmation yet, and their pictures do not show up under "Entries" people are commenting on the items, however I can't see them in entries. ? How will I know when, and if I need to make changes, or resubmit the entry? Will they let me know if it does not meet the requirements? or what changes may need to be made? Thanks for any help.
Posted by AoneD 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
You might have thought that we built The Instructables Robot, but we actually just discovered it in a corner under some junk one day when we were first building Instructables. We weren't really sure want it was, but after charging its batteries overnight, it turned on, its fan started humming, and it offered to help out. So, we put it in charge of sending emails, and as you know, it has really taken to its job. We're pretty sure the Robot is quite old, but every time we ask it about its past, it always begs off to go send more email. So what do you think is the Robot's story? Who built it? Did it build itself? What do you think it might do in the future? Why does it like the things in its favorites list? Where does it goes every Saturday night at 10:22 PM when we can't seem to find it? Tell a story about the Instructables Robot!
Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I thought I'd take the time, this wonderful Saturday evening, to talk to you guys a little bit about the polls that you will find on my website. In specific, I want to analyze with you what exactly these polls tell us. To do that we are going to start with the first poll I posted and work our way to the more recent ones (which, if you are looking at my website, would be going from the bottom of the page to the top). Poll #1: How Many Bands (On Average) Do You Put on Your K'NEX Gun? 40.91% (which is 18 votes) said that they usually put two bands on their K'NEX gun. 22.73% (which is 10 votes) said that they usually put 3 bands on their K'NEX gun, and the rest of the numbers go down semi-proportionally. Now, what does this tell us? Well, one of the things that we could take away from this is that if your K'NEX gun does not operate well with only two bands (whether they be #32s or #64s) , you probably should try again. In other words, your gun should be accurate, powerful, and smooth running with at most / at least 2 bands. And, to be honest, this should apply to the majority of K'NEX guns, which is part of the reason why I am not a huge fan of the NAR... Poll #2: Rod Ammo, Connector Ammo, Mix? Now, to be honest, I knew that this was going to be rather a contentious issue. I mean, after all, doesn't the K'NEX community go around and around about which ammo type is best? I pretty much expected that the results would be rather even, so let us see if I was correct. 51.85% (14 votes) said that they prefer rod ammo, 33.33% (9 votes) said that they prefer a mix of rod ammo and connecter ammo, and 14.81% (4 votes) said that they prefer connecter ammo. Again, what does this tell us? Well, if you are a people pleaser, then you might want to have your K'NEX guns shoot rod ammo. If you do your own thing (like most of us do) then... well... do your own thing. I personally prefer either a mix of rod and connecter, or connecter. I hate rods. They spin much more than mixed ammo, and have to many ridges for my liking, but all the same, do your own thing. Poll #3: Do You Think That a Full-Auto K'NEX Gun is Possible There is not much to say about this poll, so here are the statistics: 66.67% (18 votes) say "yes," they think it is possible. 22.22% (6 votes) say that they think it is not possible, and 11.11% (3 votes) say that they think it is possibly possible... XD Poll #4: At what time of the day / week do you usually mess around with your K'NEX? Again, there is not much to say about this poll, except that most K'NEXers are, as it were, weekend warriors. 37.93% (11 votes) say that they "play" K'NEX on the weekends, 31.03% (9 votes) say that they use their K'NEX in the afternoon, 24.14% (7 votes) said at night, 3.45% (1 votes) said that they build during the weekdays, and 3% (1 votes) said other. Other, what other? Also, 0% said that they use their K'NEX in the morning. +1 Poll #4: On average, how many guns do you build per year? I posted this poll 'cause I really was interested to see who did what. 34.78% (8 votes) said that they built between 10 and 15 guns a year, 26.09% (6 votes) said somewhere between 1and 10, 17.39% (4 votes) said that they built somewhere between 30 and 50 guns a year (I would be among this crowd), 13.04% (3 votes) said other, and 9% (2 votes) said that they build between 15 and 30 guns a year. Interesting. Poll #5: Do you think that a black firing pin will actually get better ranges than any other firing pin of the same size? I was truly interested to see what people would say on this issue, 'cause some K'NEXers would hold this view to their last breath. The poll shows that 52.38% (11 votes) say “yes,” 28.57% (6 votes) say “no,” 14.29% (3 votes) say “It depends on the gun,” and 5% (1 votes) say other… Other? What do you mean other? Poll #6: Internal Magazine Pusher or External Magazine Pusher? Which do you prefer? This is another thing that us K’NEXers argue about, I am personally in favor of EMPs, but others disagree. 65.22% (15 votes) say that they like IMPs, 17.39% (4 votes) say EMPs, and 17.39% (4 votes) say that they don’t like either (I would also be a part of this group, which may sound weird, but is nevertheless true). Poll #7: Do you think it is weird / arrogant / silly that people favorite their own instructables? Now here is something that we can all relate to. The poll shows that: 55% (11 votes) say that they do think it is weird / arrogant / silly that people favorite their own instructables, 35% (7 votes) say that they don’t think it is weird, and 10% (2 votes) say “other”/they are not sure. I personally think that it is weird / arrogant / silly that people favorite their own instructables. Poll #8: Do your parents / relatives like your hobby of "K'NEX-gunning?" 40% (8 votes) say “Yes,” 35% (7 votes) say “Sorta-kinda,” 15% (3 votes) say “I don’t know,” one person said “No,” and one other person said “Other.” All I can say is that we are not to respected/liked in the Instructables community. Poll #9: Do you like replica K'NEX guns (K'NEX guns that are made to look like a real firearm and shoot)? I posted this poll because I have heard lots of comments that amount to “I am tired of seeing ‘here is what I build from CoD’” but apparently, people aren’t THAT tired of replicas: 82.35% (14 votes) say “yes,” and a mere 17.65% (3 votes) said “no.” Ignore those comments where ever you find them, they are just mumbo-jumbo. Poll #10: Which do you like more? 40% (8 votes) said Replica guns, 40% (8 votes) said Performance guns, 10% (2 votes) said Model guns, and only 10% (2 votes) said that they like concept guns the most. Yet, this is hard to believe, as concept guns probably get the most views… Hmmmmmmmmmmm. So there you have it, let me know your thoughts. Note: This might have typos and bad grammer as I did not take a whole lot of time to look it over. Bring that stuff to my attention and I'll fix it. -The Red Book of Westmarch
Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
So, I want to build a computer, and this would be my first computer. I don't know how to tell how parts are compatible with other parts, and which parts are good. I just want a computer that can surf the web, and support gaming with little to no lag, or freezing. To keep cost down, I don't exactly need to be able to play newer games that can over heat a six month old gaming computer in seconds. I want to keep this project under $400, or at $450 at most. Some games I would like to run is Halo 1 and 2, counter strike, and perhaps WoW. Any, and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.
Posted by Rock Soldier 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
If you want to check out the show and tell (occurring right now) but can't get to Instructables HQ, you can watch online with the live video feed:http://live.yahoo.com/instructablesHope to see you there!
Posted by joshf 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
My first instructable is this.Tell me and newbies on "how to write a good instructable". It will be helpful to whole instructable community.
Asked by techieman 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
i want to create something knew so would u please tell me the characteristics of a great creator and innovator. it is helpful to me change my behavior.
Asked by nagarajugajula100 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago