Notes From Too Much Travel

A good friend of mine wrote up his travel tips here at Notes From Too Much Travel. It has all sorts of tips around rental cars, using cell phones internationally, how much water to drink on a plane flight, and stuff to keep in your travel bag.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


time travel

I heard on the radio today that TIME TRAVEL was possible. Itll only set you back 10 trillon $. You can only go forward in time but then you can go back if they make one that can go back in time in the future. (like mysterio) ooooooo-weeeeee-oooooooo edit:better grammer and puncuation and cool sound effect.

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 10 years ago


New Years 08: How We Could Theoretically "Discover" Time Travel/ers

Well that forum on time travel got me thinking...How We Could "Discover" Time TravelWrite down, carve on stone, burn into our memory, tatoo on my back, or something, that if/when time travel comes into exsistence, someone needs to travel back in time to a specific time and date in our near future (Instructables Control Tower, New Years 2008 would be a good time/place). If everyone were to record this, eventually someone/s might do so, meaning that a time traveler might turn up at Instructables HQ on New Year's. I personally intend to attempt to do so, or at least get my future kids to:)Anyways, if a good number of people do exactly this, there might be quite a congregation at Instructables on New Year's. Or of course, no one might turn up at all...

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago


Evidence of Time Travel!

I'm not sure how I managed it, possibly it's a result of running the washing machine, tumble dryer and my coffee machine simultaneously, but I appear to be posting from seven and a quarter hours in the future. Check out the image below for proof... Or maybe it was csharyk's fault?  He's interested in woowoo tech, maybe he pulled me in after something he did elsewhere / elsewhen? Update: it's spreading!  (second image) (I think I'll move this thread to Bugs) (If it's important, I made that screenshot at about 10:13am, UK time)

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Hitchhikers guide to.. The Earth!

So here's the idea. I've been thinking how cool it would be to do a collaboration and create a giant travel guide. But not just an ordinary travel guide, one written by all instructables members.We have enough people on this site that we could get a pretty good start on it. I think the idea would spread fairly quickly. For example, I would write a brief something or other about my state (North Carolina), and then a full length guide for Boone, the university town that I live in. I would include basic information like population, size, etc., and also where I like to eat, what kind of tourist attractions are here, why ASU beat Michigan, etc. Some one else could add to what I wrote, and someone else could add a guide for the Charlotte/Denver area, and so on. For another state/province someone would just add a new step, etc. I realize it wouldn't be an Instructable, in the strict sense, but it would be helpful nonetheless. Not to mention we could have a lot of fun with it.What do you all think? What do the Instructables staff think about something like this? (In light of the fact that this is not a step by step guide to any one thing)Let the discussion begin. =)

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 10 years ago


Steam Fair and Eden Project photos.

Right, that's it for a while - I'm away on holiday tomorrow morning, a week in Devon.Beaches, buildings four times older than America, and the Eden Project.I may even get my kites flying! (Edit: No, I didn't. The beaches were too narrow, too crowded or too non-existent to fly from. The one decent beach we found for kiting (Slapton Sands) was windless the day we went) PhotosI've uploaded selected images to my Flickr account:http://www.flickr.com/photos/76333500@N00/sets/There are two sets there, the Steam Fair and the Eden project.Sorry, no stills of the Stirling engines (what was thinking??), just this video.

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago


Golf club travel case

Has anyone turned a golf bag into a golf travel case. Looking for suggestions for perhaps a hard top to go onto golf bag so I can put on a aircraft or move to another location.

Posted by deeboz 7 years ago


New Contest Coming Soon

Wanted to give you all a heads up that a new contest is coming soon and the theme is travel. So start thinking of some great travel tips for driving, flying, adventuring in another country, and more. More details next week.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Where Should I Get Leather If I Have No Mailing Address?

I have been wanting to make a leather notebook for a while now, but haven't been able to find any and can't order any online. Any ideas?

Posted by NomadHobbyist 3 years ago


Keith-Kid's version of: The Hitchhikers guide to.. The Earth!

I just read this forum topic, and wondered why it didn't go anywhere.I read all the negative and positive comments on it. I still think it is a great idea and a great way to get the community to work together even more.Quote from the original post: So here's the idea.I've been thinking how cool it would be to do a collaboration and create a giant travel guide. But not just an ordinary travel guide, one written by all instructables members.We have enough people on this site that we could get a pretty good start on it. I think the idea would spread fairly quickly.For example, I would write a brief something or other about my state (North Carolina), and then a full length guide for Boone, the university town that I live in. I would include basic information like population, size, etc., and also where I like to eat, what kind of tourist attractions are here, why ASU beat Michigan, etc. Some one else could add to what I wrote, and someone else could add a guide for the Charlotte/Denver area, and so on. For another state/province someone would just add a new step, etc.I realize it wouldn't be an Instructable, in the strict sense, but it would be helpful nonetheless. Not to mention we could have a lot of fun with it.What do you all think?What do the Instructables staff think about something like this? (In light of the fact that this is not a step by step guide to any one thing)Let the discussion begin. =)i know a lot of people would argue that this is a DIY site, not a travel site. And I know there are tons of other sites like this. But here are a few of my points about why this would be a good idea:Great way to get the community even more unitedAlthough wiki...whatever it was is great, anyone can edit and erase stuff. Instructables has a very careful community that watches out for this sort of thing. Not to mention the higher quality that comes from an entire community that cares, not just one or two honest people out of 100 prankstersGreat way to learn about diffrent cultures and interact with them. Instructables has helped me a lot in my school work. I've learned a bit from UK from kiteman, and a lot of people know that I ask for a lot of homework help in the forums! My point is that this site is mainly a self improvement center, not just for a house or project, all these things just help improve ourselvesI'm thinking that each step could be a place. If there are a lot of things from one same place, there would be a couple of different steps.We could have an index in the intro that links to each country's steps.We could provide a bit of history, culture, society and Pictures!Ok now you can talk

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


San Francisco Trip

Heading to San Francisco in April for a family wedding and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on things to do.  I'm bringing my three little girls, 10, 8 and 6, so we will have to do some touristy things.  They would like to see Instructables and I don't know if that is possible.  Specifically I need to find a moderately priced hotel,  a restaurant in China town or any tips you might have.  I am from Chicago and know that sometimes Google doesn't work so great, like suggesting a restaurant or hotel that was just featured on the nightly news, and not for good reasons.  Thanks in advance for any help. CDAwisconsin

Posted by cdawisconsin 7 years ago


Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest Winners

Instructables and Lonely Planet are happy to announce the winners of the Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest!The world is a big and crazy place and to truly understand that you need to see it in person. Thanks to the entries in this contest we can learn from the mistakes and successes of others and help plan for a better trip in the future. The advice in these Instructables cover trips both grand and small, but all of the finalists have some advice that would be helpful.With all of the cool travel books from Lonely Planet as prizes we can only hope that these travelers will be planning yet another trip to explore a new place and get another perspective on life.Now, on with the winners! Third Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive their choice of Lonely Planet phrasebook and an Instructables patch and stickers. In random order. When in mosquito bite, use THIS PRODUCT! Tips for the traveling photographer How To Do Waikiki And Oahu On The Cheap The Oh S..t Kit Altoids Tin Emergency Candle Best FREE Things to do at Walt Disney World Some Simple Travel Games for Car and Train Journeys How to: Bathtub laundry How to "Do Toledo" in 30 days (or less) How to travel to London, England - and have a great time! The "i have no clue what geocaching is", geocaching guide! The Robolocity Roaming Instructables Robot Gnome - RoboGnome Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive Bluelist 2008: The Best in Travel, choice of a Lonely Planet guidebook, and an Instructables t-shirt. In random order. How to get the BEST out of your travels Urban Survival 101: Mobile Computing on the Fringe Improvised Flip Flops out of a camping mat Bumcamping in Japan pocket sized map book Business travel when you're not going executive class Space saving folding techniques for cloths. Prize (10) The Pocket Pal aka A Gals Other Pocket Pal RadBear's Travel Tips Traveling by Scooter First PrizeThe authors of these Instructables will each receive a choice of Cities, Asia, or Africa photo book, Bluelist 2008: The Best in Travel, choice of a Lonely Planet guidebook, and an Instructables t-shirt. In random order. Handy Tricks: World Traveler Edition by stasterisk Packing for Tropical Travelby aneel Turning a Cruise Full of Old People into a Death Defying Adventure by iwasthinkingaboutsoup

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Job, internship in Indonesia

If you want to travel and have a good internship, job. Chek it. www.internship-indonesia.com Any question just ask or send request.

Posted by tim182 7 years ago


Laptop batteries + Solar panels = Backup travel battery

Here's the thing. I have had this idea for a while now to use some old laptop batteries to make a larger battery cell and some PowerFilm solar chargers to charge them. I have 10 good laptop batteries and 10 PowerFilm AA solar chargers to use. I travel a lot and would like to combine all of these to make a decent travel battery capable of charging an iPhone, iPod, iPad and/or camera batteries as needed.  Seeking some guidance to make this happen. Will be posting an Instructable when I'm fully capable of building this. 

Posted by kreak403 6 years ago


I think I figured out time travel!!!.....sort of :(

I think I stumbled upon the secret to time travel thanks to the thoughts provoked by a previous topic. The secret to it is storage!! as of now time travel to go backwards is to try and get to a place that no longer exists. its like trying to watch last sundays football game but you didn't hit recored on the VCR. As I see it if we want to ever suceed at time travel we need a way to recored and regenerate/exactly simulate life. right now time travel is only possible in minute viewings on recorded video. in order to fully exsperience and interact with life as it was we would need to invent a way to recored the planet and store it for future simulations, ala star trek halodeck. we need to come up with a way to capture life or at least a 3D true to life recording of it. This seems a daunting task but if it were ever achievable we would the be able to experience previous times. if maybe or AI abilities improved we could then apply this to future time travel.... come up with a way to extract information from the recordings we have to generate a logically sound hypothetical projection of future existence. ya, ya.... I know I'm retarded..... but it makes sence to me :p

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago


Can someone post an instructable on how to make a phunkeeduck.

Can someone post an instructable on how to make a phunkeeduck. $1,500 is way too much. Thanks for your help!

Posted by gregdove 3 years ago


What would Douglas Adams do?

So I'm about to embark on a month long voyage across the US and A (well, pretty much the places JetBlue services) - here's a cross link:https://www.instructables.com/community/MakerHacker-Space-Tour-2009-The-Two-Hands-Proje/So now, I'm left with a situation. I've never traveled for 1 month at a time (a week, at most, is my experience). And obviously packing light is a must (no problem). So that leaves me with a question....What would Douglas Adams Pack?1. A Towel - I'm claiming that one before the first 42 replies state so2. ?...What else and what would/do you pack? I've got clothing covered ;)

Posted by trebuchet03 9 years ago


I'm leaving (again)

Well everybody, I'm leaving again. This time I'll be gone for over a month to Iran. I will have dial up, but I won't be very active here. Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in a few more ibles before I leave on Tuesday. Robot is also coming (in two of his shirt, and 2 of his patch reincarnations).

Posted by LinuxH4x0r 10 years ago


Going to Singapore for 6 days

So yeah guys, I'm going to go to Singapore for six days. Chances are I'm gonna get my hands on a computer with internet access one way or another, but reception might be shoddy. Chances are I'll still reply to comments, PMs and stuff, but if I don't I'm sorry. Wish me a good trip!

Posted by Camisado 9 years ago


The Robot Goes to Asia

Prolific Instructables member zieak has won four shirts so far from participating in contests. So when he went to Asia he brought one along and took some photos. The pics are pretty great. You can see a few here or go to his site to see the whole collection.Thanks, Zieak! Now who else can show us the robot outside the U.S.?

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Is your Bottom made out of Iron? Ever taken a Serious motorbike trip? Daytona? Sturgis? The Big Easy?

Ok, a friend (one of our church members) has asked me to come visit. He's got a contract flying Choppers and Cropdusters for the next two months. We used to eat breakfast together about three times a week when he was in town, and he said if I'll ride up there, he's buying. Problem is, he's 500 miles away. I can't afford to drive the Tahoe, and I don't trust my crackerbox (18 year old Mazda). I think I'm going to take the Goldwing. I've never really ridden more than about 200 miles in a day, but I'll only have about 3 days to make this voyage (1000 miles round trip). What do you think? Is it do-able for a sleep deprived, rapidly-aging, and slightly-overweight desk-jockey?

Posted by skunkbait 10 years ago


My time at Instructables HQ...

.. was boring. There was nothing to do, Eric talked to much, they were so lazy... Eric wouldn't even let me see the laser cutter! ....... YEAH RIGHT! Instructables HQ was one of the best days of MY LIFE! It was so awesome. I got to laser engrave my phone and Flip Video camera, I got to take pictures with Eric, Christy. I met and talked to Tim Anderson, I met and talked to Patrik as well. They gave me like two HUGE sheets of the rectangle robot stickers, and the circle ones. That's about 350 stickers. I got to check out the tower, Christy gave me and my brother each shirts from last years 2007 Halloween contest. It was so awesome. Everything will be in detail with images and stuff in my Slideshow that will probably be posted today. So you guys will just have to wait. I will post a comment on this that says "It's up!" and then you can check it out if you like.

Posted by GorillazMiko 10 years ago


Piston Travel Distance

I'm currently working on a coaxial spud gun with a 1.5 in. chamber and a 1/2 in. barrel. I need to know how much space behind the piston to leave. I was recently informed that the distance should be 1/4-3/8 in. Please tell me if you know anything

Posted by bob the builder #1 9 years ago


Time Travel Contest (with actual prizes!)

Fancy winning a few goodies?From the New Scientist magazine:Our theme this year is time travel. When the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was about to go into operation, some physicists speculated that it might attract visitors from the future (New Scientist, 9 February, p 32, and Feedback, 5 April ). For our competition, we ask you to imagine three such visitors arriving, each bringing glad tidings and bearing a gift from the future. What would the gifts be?Ten lucky winners will each receive a copy of Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel by Michio Kaku. They will also receive a selection of New Scientist goodies - including books from the Last Word series and a pen-drive.You may enter the competition online. You can also enter by email - with "Competition" in the subject field, please - or by fax or post.The competition closes on Monday 1 December {a significant date} and no entries will be accepted after that date. The results will be published in the 20/27 December issue of New Scientist. The editor's decision is final. Happy imaginings!

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day - Dec. 8

This sounds like loads of fun: Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day!Scheduled for December 8, 2007. Just spend the entire day in costume and character, but don't actually explain what you're doing- context, costuming, and behavior are key! Never admit you're a time traveler, and make really, really bad attempts at keeping a low profile.Three options:1) Utopian/cliche future- "If the Future did a documentary of the last fifty years, this is how badly the reenactors would dress." Think Star Trek: TNG or the Time Travelers from Hob. Ever see how the society in Futurama sees the 20th century? Run with it. Your job is to dress with moderately anachronistic clothing and speak in slang from varying decades. Here are some good starters:- Greet people by referring to things that don't yet exist or haven't existed for a long time. Example: "Have you penetrated the atmosphere lately?" "What spectrum will today's broadcast be in?" and "Your king must be a kindly soul!"- Show extreme ignorance in operating regular technology. Pay phones should be a complete mystery (try placing the receiver in odd places). Chuckle knowingly at cell phones. 2) Dystopian Future:- This one offers a little more flexibility. It can be any kind of future from Terminator to Freejack. The important thing to remember is dress like a crazy person with armor. Black spray painted football pads, high tech visors, torn up trenchcoats and maybe even some dirt here or there. Remember, dystopian future travelers are very startled that they've gone back in time. Some starters:- If you go the "prisoner who's escaped the future" try shaving your head and putting a barcode on the back of your neck. Then stagger around and stare at the sky, as if you've never seen it before.- Walk up to random people and say "WHAT YEAR IS THIS?" and when they tell you, get quiet and then say "Then there's still time!" and run off.- Stand in front of a statue (any statue, really), fall to your knees, and yell "NOOOOOOOOO"- Stare at newspaper headlines and look astonished.- Take some trinket with you (it can be anything really), hand it to some stranger, along with a phone number and say "In thirty years dial this number. You'll know what to do after that." Then slip away. 3) The Past:- This one is more for beginners. Basically dress in period clothing (preferably Victorian era) and stagger around amazed at everything. Since the culture's set in place already, you have more of a template to work off of. Some pointers:- Airplanes are terrifying. Also, carry on conversations with televisions for a while.- Discover and become obsessed with one trivial aspect of technology, like automatic grocery doors. Stay there for hours playing with it.- Be generally terrified of people who are dressed immodestly compared to your era. Tattoos and shorts on women are especially scary.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


NYC Maker Faire trip.....troubles getting there

I am having troubles again. A train will  get me there too late and I would have to leave too early for it to be worthwhile.....and my wife doesn't want me to drive..... I am sooo peeeved right now.....the wife has literally guaranteed that I will not be able to make it to the Maker Faire despite my having purchased a ticket for the event.... Hmmm, I let her alone to think about what she was doing.....and she has come to the conclusion that maybe she should let me go.....I DO hope to see those of you that will be there, tomorrow....

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


Piston jump boots

I dunno if you have ever seen this guys 'rocket boots' (not really rocket powered) but they are sort of neat. They do not get the same results as simple mechanical leaf spring sort of moon boots I see, but the concept is pretty interesting for those of us who are fans of combustibles.  this is a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7s-tnzPZ3c article http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News-Comments.asp?NewsNum=740 Now my question: How would you improve this sort of unimpressive piston powered boot? I was thinking if one could double or even triple the chamber size of that piston, or use multiples of them, maybe use a more potent combustible than gasoline.

Posted by ThorsMitersaw 7 years ago


Travel Instructable

I'm sure many of you are avid travelers, so why not make instructable travel guides to certain cities or regions of foreign countries, because I know there's lots of information like that online but just a starting point would be greatly appreciated. So this is my formal request. -Thank You very much

Posted by Texas1845 9 years ago


Travel -Need help

Hi I am travelling alone  to Poland next month.I need some info.Is there any members from poland who could give me some info?I googled and found out ,still nothing like some one telling me. I hope I have posted this in the correct category .)

Posted by 786Ayesha 4 years ago


cb

This is for all of you who still use cbs or are looking to install one for fun or work.  come on in and share ideas for mounting get ideas or just laugh at funny mounts.  i will put up more picks as i track down cars i have put them in.

Posted by abadfart 8 years ago


Inspiration: Lego lepdesk with storage

I was digging in my closet and found one of these. Basically it is a lightweight sort of flimsy plastic lap desk with two bins on either side and a track setup on top that fits Lego Plates. The plates slide into the middle to build, and slide shut over the bins for transportation. It can be carried like a suitcase. The user's legs sit in between the two bins and that hold the desk steady for building. This is definitely sized for a little kid, not a 6 foot four guy like myself. Lego made these back in the late 90's, no idea if they still do. You can find them online for exorbitant sums of money, $30-$60 US. A great design, and I am inspired to make some kind of work table. Seeing that these things are apparently collectible, I am going to sell this, then build a larger more durable adult version for all kinds of work with the money from selling this one. Sharing this here because I find this to be a nice and simple design that everyone can learn from. Any ideas? Lets hear them! I am envisioning some kind of clone of this made of medium-weight plywood or other material, with the leg space in between the bins used to hold another storage box that can be easily popped out. I really don't have the tools to do this project very cleanly, but hopefully soon I will make an initial model. For those lucky people out there with CNC machines, this is your chance to cut out something awesome. Take the idea and run with it.

Posted by ilpug 6 years ago


Traveller RPG: Write Sci-Fi with us!

Hey guys, we are looking for people who want to write science fiction for FUN! Its a collborative efforts and not-for-profit so if you have great ideas about aliens and alien cultures, hard science and spacedrives, or want to help create a pocket empire within the Milky Way Galaxy, come have fun with us. No formal writing skills are needed, just bring your imagination! http://travellerrepublic.yolasite.com/

Posted by idahobeef 6 years ago


Hassle Free Airline Travel with DIY Electronics

Steve Hoefer, or Grathio on Instructables, recently published a very interesting article on his website regarding the perils of airport security faced by educators, hackers and entrepreneurs travelling with prototype or DIY electronics and the interest shown by airport security in light of concern over safety of late. Steve writes about how to the untrained eye, your mess of breadboards, PCBs and wires can look highly intimidating, regardless of how harmless YOU know it is. He goes on to give advice on how best to travel with your custom electronics and how to avoid winding up or upsetting airport security by being clear, honest and helpful. If like me you've ever had this concern while flying, it's well worth heading over to his website to have a look, it's an interesting and educational read! James

Posted by Jayefuu 6 years ago


USB to Travel Clock Circuit Help :)

I've got this little black Oregon Scientific travel clock thing with a transparent screen. It was an old gadget of grandma's I found years ago. I was eying it, and I had a damn good idea for an Instructable-worthy project. I'd eventually like to run this off of USB power. Currently it has a little button-battery in it (Energizer 357, bout 1CM in diameter). I know USB out is an unsteady 5V, so I'd need a capacitor to regulate the current, I guess, and the necessary circuitry to adjust the voltage to whatever this little clock runs on. Any advice for such a novice?

Posted by mikesty 10 years ago


Around the world in 80 seconds

Here's a fun video by Alex Profit & Romain Pergeaux that travels the world in 80 seconds with a pretty clever way of showing the current location. You can see how it's all done in the end, too. It was done in 3 weeks traveling around the world and is a pretty cool way to document a trip. via kottke

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Tall bikes in NYC and Boston

Here are a couple of tall bikes I spotted while traveling in NYC and Boston.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


How discover time travel... i think

Long story short, my friend found some instructions of how to create a time machine or something. The drawing looked kind of dirty so instead of keeping the drawing, she just took a photo of it. She showed me the photo, which turned out to be real blurry and crappy.I posted the blurry photo up on this site, and someone commented that the original image is on a site called asiko.org It's some weird $h!t. I emailed them but never received any word back as to who is behind this. But anyway I figured to post the instructions here because it does seem feasible. The plan is basically this:1. Choose a date, time and city. These 3 things are called Asiko. Let's use 01/01/09, Time Square NY, New York just for clarification purposes.2. Popularize Asiko till step 53. Meet at Time Square on 01/01/09, and we should see a time traveler from the future4. In the unknown future, a time machine will need to be invented. Still popularize Asiko, 5. When they figure out how to have "safe time travel", a traveler will be sent back to the popularized location and time of Asiko, which is Time Square, 01/01/09.

Posted by darmstrong 11 years ago


Camping and Vandwelling Tips

My goal is to share free information and tips on saving money on travel, camping and much more

Posted by sturtle1 4 years ago


Pet Travel Kennel Into Doghouse

Hello everyone!  Finally made an account after using this site for over 5yrs because I'm hoping to find some advice. I have a big, plastic, dog-sized travel kennel (airplane kind).  Since my pet isn't using it anymore, thought I'd convert it into an outside doghouse seeing as though it's practically complete already.  To prevent rain from getting inside, I need to cover up the side & back barred "windows".  My 1st impulse was to replace the metal bars with wood, but rain would just leak in through the top.  Any thoughts on attaching a makeshift roof?  I've added a picture of it to help (the metal door has been removed).

Posted by Project_Mayhem 8 months ago


Steampunk Taxidermy - time-travelling rodents.

Chuffy and his Time Machine, Chuffy (mouse) sits in the little carriage on top of the Time Machine (guinea pig). He is having some mechanical problems getting it started, so the hatch on the side of the Guinea pig is open to reveal vintage clockwork cogs that make the Time Machine work, when it hasn't broken down anyway! Apparently, the donor animals are all natural deaths, including gifts from the maker's cat.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Big game hunting

Anone out there interested in hunting? I have traveled to Argentina many times. They have great hunting there. you can see photos at www.arghunt.com

Posted by diverdown48 9 years ago


Game: Instructables Robot, World Explorer

The Instructables Robot loves wheeling around all day at home, but it yearns to see more of the world! It's been to a couple of interesting places in the past, but that's not enough.Our challenge to you: what's the coolest place you can bring the Instructables Robot? We want you to take a picture of the Robot in these locations and post them here. Instructables at the top of a tower? Instructables around the world? You decide!If you've ever seen the movie Amelie or heard of the travelling gnome prank, think of the various places the gnomes are photographed. The Robot could take those gnomes any day.The Robot could be a print out (see hi-res Robot images), an Instructables t-shirt, a sticker, a paper model, anything. Then, you simply need to take a picture of the setting with the Robot in it.Final rule: No Photoshopping!See below for some ideas. The Robot has its bags packed and is ready to go...

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


Attempting to create a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival.

Hi! My name is Miranda and I'm trying to start up a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival that will tour America for one year. PLEASE CLICK HERE I've worked in the production industry for the past few years and I feel as though there aren't enough festivals that really showcase independent artists/crafters/musicians. I'm using Kickstarter to raise funding in order to make this happen. If you aren't familiar with Kickstarter, it's an all or nothing crowd funding site where you present a project and have people make a pledge. In return for making a pledge, you offer a reward. I'm offering some great hand made rewards and I would love it if everyone could check it out. Thank you so much.

Posted by meplusyou 5 years ago


PM's don't send?

I was sent a PM around 18 hours ago, and I still havent recieved it. either ibles is slow as s*** or pm's don't travel.

Posted by rec0n 8 years ago


Gasifying truck travels 10,000 miles

From the first time he saw Emmett "Doc" Brown fire up the Mr. Fusion home energy reactor in the "Back to the Future" movies, Dave Nichols has always wanted to make a vehicle run on garbage.Two decades after the trilogy, the 42-year-old home builder and auto shop owner from eastern Connecticut isn't traveling through time in a DeLorean, yet. But he's modified his 1989 Ford F150 pickup truck to run on wood, leaves, cardboard and other "biomass" with a fuel system that he says expels virtually no pollution.The technology is called gasification, and it's been around since the 1800s, when it was used for street lamps and cooking. It even powered some vehicles during World War II, but faded away under oil's dominance.Associated Press ArticleRelevant Instructable

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


I'll be at Instructables HQ in less than a week. :D

The countdown begins! It snuck (or sneaked, if you prefer) up on me. :P And now the race is on to finish the plushie so that we can travel across the country together. I'm going to need a travel companion. The trips there and back will be pretty long. And I need to figure out how much sewing stuff I can bring with me without sacrificing room for clothes, hahaha. 6 days!! (5 more days of work, even less! YES!)

Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago


How to choose a GPS for long trips

Hi, I like to travel a lot and need a GPS, but I am confused to choose a suitable character. is there any tips for choosing a GPS sesai needs? Thanks!

Posted by irmaZ 4 years ago


wilgubeast inveted a time machine

The time stamp on some of the forums is a bit screwed up, either that or wilgubest has left messages in the future  and traveled back in time to save Sarah Conner.

Posted by liquidhandwash 3 years ago


Rotary switch w/ direction based contacts??

I'm looking for a specific type of switch... I believe that it must exist, but I have never seen it... I need a rotary switch, where each clockwise "click" (partial turn) makes one circuit momentarily, and each counter-clockwise turn makes a different momentary conection... example with two light bulbs ( L1 and L2 ) connected to each direction of travel, respectively: If you rotate the knob one "click" (say 15 degrees) clockwise, L1 flashes for a moment, as the knob is in motion. if you continue clockwise, L1 will flash at each "click". If you rotate the knob one "click" counter-clockwise, L2 flashes for a moment. if you continue counter-clockwise, L2 will flash at each "click". There is no center-point, so any clockwise travel corresponds to L1, and any counter-clockwise travel corresponds to L2. does anyone know where I could get a couple of these??

Posted by gschoppe 10 years ago


Airport Security...

We all hate it... it makes air travel a hassle... way too much attention is paid to it... it's useless... what do you think? what should we do about it? tips?

Posted by AnarchistAsian 10 years ago