Like Club Workshop in Denver, Co but in chicago

Are any of you familiar with Club Workshop in Denver, CO? If so, do you know if there is something similar in the Chicago area? I would love to be in Denver, believe me, but right now i am living in chicago's suburbs and i just need a good place to hang out and gain some skills. I don't quite have the money or space to go and create my own awesome workshop... Any leads, or suggestions. I am willing to google, but i'm drawing a blank as to what i should put in a google search. Thanks, Tbonestone

Posted by Tbonestone 8 years ago


Build LED lights for 24x24 workshop

Can anyone help me in designing and building lights for a wood workshop? 24x24, 10 ft ceilings, switched outlets on ceiling.  Have been doing quite a bit of research, but unable to figure it out for sure.  Was thinking 50W LED.  Would 4 give enough light for that size?

Posted by MattB144 2 years ago


Old factory workshop, Possible uses?

Hi instructable, I've been wanting to make a Lathe now for the better part of a year. But due to financial reasons and depression and such I've been unable to do so. However a few days ago i started thinking about possible places to get the materials I needed, including other tools to make things. Then I remembered the old factory workshop in my grandmothers house where they used to make fishing lures out of brass and figured, well if there's anywhere to get a powerful electric engine that would be the place. Today I went out there for a visit since it's only 15 minutes away, and I found so much more. Below i have attached photos of the machines, the workshop itself is a mess and needs a good cleaning as well as the machines. But I think it has promise if I attached some emergency shutoff buttons and such.

Posted by Orista 6 years ago


Pier 9 in the Media

Video Tour Through the Pier 9 Workshop  TechCrunch - May 2014 Approachable Fabrication Fabrication and Forming Journal - May 2014 Anouk Wipprecht Creates Smart Textiles in SF 7x7 - May 2014 Most Amazing Office Spaces on the Planet Business Insider - April 2014 What Happens When you Turn Artists Loose on Autodesk's 3D Printers Fast Company - April 2014 Andreas Bastian Creates Incredible Bendable 3D Printed Mesostructured Material 3DPrint.com - April 2014 Dutch artist Wipprecht to speak at Codame Art+Tech event SF Chronicle - April 2014 Carl Bass in the Pier 9 Workshop Discovery Channel - March 2014 Autodesk Pier 9 Design and Motion - March 2014 AutoCAD 2015 Blogger Day CAD Setter Out - March 2014 Inside Autodesk's 3D Printing and Creativity Workshop on Pier 9 Curbed SF - March 2014 Creating Joy in Technology CCA News - October 2013 Ribbon Cutting at Pier 9 GigaOm - September 2013

Posted by jsass 4 years ago


A place where one can use machines and tools (milling, welding etc.) ?

Hello, A few months ago, I read about places where one can pay a membership to use tools and get some room to build projects, but can't remember the name or find it again. (It's something like Laoish talked about in the topic "Public Workshop who would be interested?") Does anybody knows about it ? Thanks! Cuvette

Posted by cuvette 8 years ago


workshop heating ideas.

Hello all, I have a slight problem, while designing my workshop for the winter months, I happened across a monumental problem... how am I going to heat it? As any Canadian reading this will know, our winters are not for the faint of heart (-50 anyone?), the structure I designed has a metal frame, HardiBacker lined inside and out as walls, screwed into the metal poles, fireproof spray foam insulation in between the cement board walls, it has been placed on a gravel surface, and is held to the ground by rebar that is nailed into the ground a few feet, and currently no ventilation. I know it has flaws left right and center, but I'm working with what i have right now, and I've got very little to work with. The structure is quite small 10' x 8' at 640sq. feet. Winter is on its way and I need ideas for heating. I've thought about wood heating but I'll need all the space I can get on the inside. propane heaters are quite expensive, and electric heaters.... well its out in the middle of a field basically. Im looking for something that can heat it up fairly quickly, and is safe, I made it fireproof so i guess a tiger torch isn't out of the question.....  Any suggestions are welcome! Cheers!

Posted by fasterthanfalcon 4 years ago


Omniversity : Advanced Arduino Course in Manchester

We're launching the Omniversity, housed at the Manchester Digital Laboratory. The MadLab has been one of the country's most successful hack and creative digital culture spaces, attracting thousands of visitors to the region and bringing in national and international talent to lead free workshops and events. Every evening is double-booked with free community-driven events around open platforms and professional development. Building off the back of this success, and the huge network we've built, we're offering the Omniversity - an expert-lead series of training programmes, designed to be affordable and lead by industry veterans and in-the-trenches professionals, rather than full-time tutors. We'll be teaching people platforms from the near-future, without the cost overheads that more formalised training providers impose. This brings us nicely to the course of the Internet of Things... The Arduino boards have become the de facto choice for physical computing projects and, with the addition of an Ethernet shield, make an excellent platform on which to explore the Internet of Things. Want your letterbox to email you whenever the postman has been? Need a clock to show you where your loved ones are? Or a glowing multi-coloured ambient orb to show your energy usage? This course will get you started on the road to realising your own Internet-connected projects. The course is on Friday, 25th February 2011 and costs £132.00 - included in this is an Ethernet shield, selection of components, wires and cables. All you'll need on the day is your laptop and and Arduino Uno or Duemilanove. Lunch and hardcopy course materials are also included. The course is lead by Adrian McEwan, creator of the bubblino.com family. To find out more & book onto the course please see here. Hope to see you soon! MadLab 

Posted by MadLab 7 years ago


Slowly but very very surely going nuts from workshop withdrawal.

I had surgery on my right shoulder two weeks ago & am looking at least another month before I can even lift a saw let alone pound away at anything with a hammer. I have a ton of those springtime jobs around that any other time would take me an afternoon at most to do. There is a nice big pile of timber salvaged from a lovely neighbor up the road who has finally finished her two year building project I could be building all sorts of things for the garden with. I at last got some of my book collection back from my ex but I can't so much as make a bookend let alone the shelves they deserve so Dickens & Homer are stacked on the bedroom floor with Wordsworth & Chaucer. I picked up a new vice for my workbench a day before the surgery & it is sitting on the bench taunting me, I can almost hear it whispering "come on fit me to the bench I dare you" "just let your better half catch you with a spanner in your hand then you will catch it won't you?" This is too much for an active mind to bear & I am going nuts!!!!!!!! But on the upside................. In a few weeks I will have plenty of jobs to do that will take me an afternoon at most so they won't overstrain my healing shoulder. I will have a nice big pile of salvaged timber with which I can build lots of new things for our garden; I may well start with a new hammock frame after all I could do with a good rest :-) Bear in mind that this is England so I will have a good amount of rainy summer days I will have at least one job I can get done in the house as I have some book shelves to design & build after all Dickens & Homer & their friends Wordsworth & Chaucer may well be re-united with their old pals Verne, Twain & Hugo if they eventually get here so they will need plenty of space. And of course I will be able to silence the voice in my head from that vice sitting idle on the bench & put it to work; LOTS of work. I do love summer so very much OH HAPPY HAPPY DAYS!!!

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 7 years ago


'Leather' channel under 'Workshop'?

I believe a 'Leather' channel under the 'Workshop' category would be a good idea. I say this, because I'm often looking for leather-related instructables, and I suspect that many other people are, too. Leatherworking is as much its own specialized skill as sewing, woodworking, electronics, etc. Maybe you could even inaugurate the grand opening with a contest. :)

Posted by ericrasmussen 7 years ago


What do you think?

Yesterday, I followed a jewelry workshop. This is the result, what do you think?

Posted by emilyvanleemput 6 years ago


Pier 9 Tour

Take a tour through the Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco, the place that Instructables calls home. Is it Earth's most awesome collaborative workspace? We think so.

Posted by xxlauraxx 4 years ago


Can I give out my 3 month Premium memberships to my students?

Hello everyone, I'm going to host two workshops in my college, one on CAE n collaboration with SimScale and another on CAD in association with Autodesk. Can I give out my premium memberships to the top participants of my workshop? Will it be a good idea?

Posted by alamtania 1 year ago


Edge Lighting Workshop, Detroit & Chicago

I'm teaching a series of workshops on edge lighting (like in this Instructable) at Hackerspaces in the upper Midwest over the next week.   It's a great, easy way to make a great effect (check out the comments section of the 'ible to see what other people have made)  The workshops will provide all the tools, materials, and information you need to make your own edge lit decorations, signs, displays or whatever! The cost is $10, and takes about an hour. Location and Times: OmniCorpDetroit Friday December 17, 7:00 pm i3Detroit Monday December 20 at 8:00 pm  (Sold out!) All Hands Active Ann Arbor: TBD Pumping Station: One, Chicago. Tuesday December 21 8:00pm Materials and tools are limited to the first 15 people, but learning without materials is free!

Posted by Grathio 7 years ago


Soft Circuits Workshop

Saturday, October 10, 12:30-3:00pmreMake lounge - Crocker Galleria 50 Post St., San Francisco$20 materials and refreshments included.Register at http://remakelounge.comSoft circuitry is a great way to take your crafting to another level!Whether you're coming at it as a craftster who wants to add a little extra spark to their creations, or as someone who's handy with a soldering iron and circuitry, but wants to learn more about wearable crafts, this workshop is for you.We take simple circuits and LEDS, and replace the solder and iron with conductive thread. Using simple hand-stitches, you'll learn how to integrate LEDs into your sewing projects.The final results are lightweight, flexible, washable and wearable. The techniques you learn here will open up your crafting to a world of possibility.This workshop will cover the very basics of using conductive thread, and creating a simple circuit between a battery and an LED. We'll be using Becky Stern's example as a tutorial!$20 includes all materials and refreshments. Registration Required.Additional kits will be available for purchase to take home.(Free parking and right next to BART/Muni!)plus it's taught by ME!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Shipping Container Workshop To Kenya

Howdy, My friends and I are building a workshop out of a shipping container, and we want Makers' suggestions on equipment. We'll be sending a 20' shipping container from Austin, Texas to Bungoma, a city in Western Kenya. The primary goal will be constructing chambers in which we can create biochar ( http://www.re-char.com ), and we want to make the shop as versatile as possible. Thus far, we've definitively spent ~$8,000 of our $20,000 budget, mainly on a used plasmacam 4'x4' CNC with 2 plasma cutters, and allocated <20% of our space. Here's our list of some proposed equipment: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsejLtLc70nwdG5DeVJmOVA4OUxpcXl6alFaNzh5Unc&hl;=en_US What are we missing that we just shouldn't be without? We'll have access to (dirty) grid power, standard industrial building materials, and (slow, expensive) shipping from the West. Please add your ideas to the spreadsheet and your broader comments below. We'll read everything, incorporate the best suggestions, and let you know what our final inventory becomes. We need to have our container in transit by the end of the month, so don't delay! Thanks, Luke  

Posted by liseman 7 years ago


Krylon Spraydown

Mike from Instructables teamed up with Mark Clement from MyFixtitUpLife to reorganize their garage space to get it ready for winter & the upcoming football season!! Check out this awesome video where Mike and Mark show how Krylon Rust Protector seals and protects a variety of surfaces. Find more Krylon Spraydown projects here and check out the PDF attachments below for step-by-step tutorials.

Posted by Carleyy 4 years ago


Leatherman Contest?

Hey everyone, I had an idea. I always see all of these contests on here, and the instructables are great, but theres one contest that i have yet to see. A leatherman (or Multitool) contest! I can guarantee that atleast 75% of the instructables community owns and carries a leatherman/multitool, so why not see what great ideas they can come up with. A Leatherman has a million uses, so why not see the most creative things that can be made either entirely from a multitool, or modifications and accessories we can make for them. Its worth a shot,  so whos in?

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 6 years ago


Creating a New Standard for Rating Project Difficulty

Hey guys. I've worked on many projects based off of instructions given by another person, and I've seen many different ways of ranking the difficulty of a project. What I've found is that many of these difficulty systems are hard to understand or don't provide enough information. I think that Instructables could really be improved by a standardized difficulty ranking system to help users quickly decide if they have the appropriate skills and tools for a project based upon a search criterion or "arrange by" feature. The system that I have come up with is based upon two factors: tools and individual skills. Tools would be the main focus with the skill level based upon the viewers' ability to use them. I won't go into too much detail now. I want you guys to give your honest opinion on how the system should work before I try to finalize my ideas. Keep in mind I want it to be simple, but descriptive enough to help us decide if a project is feasible. It doesn't have to be too accurate, so don't make it more complicated than it needs to be. I think that it should be voted on by the community as well as the author. Thanks guys. I look forward to your input. If we get something good, maybe the Instructables staff can incorporate it into the website's features.

Posted by DIY Emilio 6 years ago


Lumi Workshop at Instructables

On Thursday (September 19th) this week, Jesse from Lumi came by and gave a workshop on how to use Inkodye. We got to try it out ourselves and see how this stuff works first hand!  We had a great time picking out our designs and messing around with the dye.  We even found out they have an app so you can make all kinds of personalized designs! They have already shared projects with the Instructables community.  If you haven't already, make sure you check out their Instructables! You can follow along with the workshop video here!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago


How to moderate new submissions to a Community Group Workshop?

I am the owner/moderator for the Community Group Workshop, Arch Reactor Hackerspace. I am currently am able to moderate who becomes members and I can edit the Workshop page.  https://www.instructables.com/group/archreactor/ I have added my own new Instructables to the Workshop and received a message that the moderator would need to approve them.  However, there is no place that I can find to moderate the submitted Instructables from myself or other members of our hackerspace's Workshop. Under "Admin Features" the only choices I have are: "Manage Admins" "PM Group", "Edit Group", and "Categories". If I turn off the "Moderate New Instructables", it will allow submitted Instructables to post, but I'm not able to moderate the new submissions individually. There also seems to be a second bug that does not allow me to add more Categories to my Workshop. Typing a new Category name on a second line will only add the second category to the end of the first one.  It is as thought I'm only allowed to have one Category. Any assistance would be extremely helpful. Sincerely, Gene

Posted by GeekTinker 3 years ago


Would someone make an Instructable for a manly workshop apron?

I would like to know if any of our sewing experts can design a masculine apron for workshop use that could fit a large man with a 48 inch waist (121.92 cm).  It should be made with a strong fabric and a few pockets to store small parts. Your help is greatly appreciated since I have no experience sewing (although I have a sewing machine ready for use).

Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago


"In the Blimp of an Eye" and "Wiebelbot" at Ciné Kadee in Ghent, October 26th and 27th.

For anyone with kids near Ghent, Belgium: You can see my "In the Blimp of an Eye" and "Wiebelbots" at Ciné Kadee in Ghent on October 26th and 27th. Ciné Kadee is a movie and multimedia festival for the young, packed with a lot of things to see and do. A.o. kids can help fly my blimp and build their own Wiebelbot. See you there!

Posted by masynmachien 5 years ago


arduino workshop in zurich

Interesting?  at time of me writing this there is 10.5 places left. Arduino: Sensors, interfaces and control made easy lecturers: Anina Hug / Jan Schacher Sensors and their connections are increasingly important components of interactive media work. This course is aimed at designers and musicians in the fields of audio, video and installation that you want to work with sensors and control of light, motors, etc.. The aim of the course is to give a first impression about the working methods with the open-source Arduino platform. Based on this simple, open microcontroller topics such as selection and circuits with sensors, devices, and simple control of the programming for the real-time use treats to show the participants the ways and means in their application for their own practice. Technical methods are treated as programming the "Arduino" microcontroller access to software such as Pure Data, Max / MSP, Processing, Flash, etc., and use of sensors, such as bending, light, tilt or pressure sensors. Participants develop and build fully functional prototypes that can be taken at the end of the course to individual further work to home. Prerequisite for the course are a flowing dealing with computers and curiosity fanart with electricity. Participants bring their own laptops. The material cost is including microcontrollers and sensors 200 Fr per person. The number of participants is limited to 12 people Info Summer Course, 2nd to 6 September 2013, daily from 10.00 bis 17.00 clock ICST, Mediacampus Basler Strasse 30, 8048 Zurich, Access 7 (Freihofstrasse) Information and registration: Sabine Egli Application deadline: 25 August 2013 .i hope im not being too cheeky terms of service and all(advertising bla bla..)i think theres plenty of relevance for users of this site,and im trying to help a friend out

Posted by crazyg 5 years ago


Build Night Resources

BUILD NIGHT OVERVIEW Instructables sponsors monthly build nights at makerspaces (and hackerspaces, fab labs, student groups, libraries, etc...) around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night. If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive e-mails when new events are announced in the forums. IMPROVE INSTRUCTABLES + FIRST TIME AUTHORS: Naturally with such a large participation in the build nights (2000 people globally for sugru) there will be some first time authors. Here is some important information to share with your community before (or during) your build night. How to Use the New Editor: this is a handy guide to help you get the hang of the new editor. How to Choose a Title and Keywords for your Instructable: learn how to pick a great title that will give your project as many views as possible. You don't need to include the sponsors name in the title of your project, but I'd recommend including it somewhere in the first step. Feature Checklist: this is the checklist we use to decide if an Instructable should be featured on our homepage. It is a great resource for writing high quality Instructables. How to Take Great Photos with your iPhone: these are some great tips for photography with an iPhone. Basic Photo Editing: improve your images with a few simple tips. It is especially important to have a great main image to improve the quality of your projects. English as a Second Language: If english is your second language check out this series of forums. We encourage people to post Instructables in their native language. If you would like to post in both English and your native language you can use a translator. Author Rimar2000 is a great example of this. MOTIVATING MEMBERS TO POST INSTRUCTABLES: The most common question/issue that came up was how to motivate build night participants to post Instructables and take photos during the build night. I came up with a few tips and solutions. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this and if you have any other ideas on how to encourage your members to post projects during their build. Planning ahead of time. Take suggestions from your community on what projects you can make at the build night. This will focus the workshop and motivate people to actually execute on projects. Post projects ahead of time: For spaces that are expecting more beginner/intermediate participants (especially young students) organizers will post Instructables before the event for participants to follow during the event. Demonstrations at the beginning. Have a short 20-30 minute demo at the beginning of the event and use the rest of the time to make projects. Breaking into groups. Split the attendees into groups pairing beginners with experts. Each group can work on a different project. This is especially important for more advanced build nights that have electronics. Designate a documenter. Have a designated ‘documenter’ for each group. They will be in charge of taking pictures during the project build. If someone has an iPhone or Android they can download the Instructables app for free and upload their photos from their phone directly to the website. PUBLICITY: One of my goals with the build nights is to get publicity for makerspaces and individual makers. Here are some ways we’re working to promote y’all! Homepage Promotion: get pictures of your makerspace on the homepage of Insructables. Take excellent pictures from your build night and we just might feature it on our homepage. Your space must also have a group page that we can link back to (see below). Tweet at us: tweet to your followers that you are hosting a build night and we will re-tweet you! We will also encourage our sponsor to re-tweet you as well!! GROUPS: I’m working to get a group page for every makerspace on Instructables. Check out all of the makerspaces with groups (here). The requirements to get a group for your space: You must have 5-10 Instructables published by members of your makerspace before we build you a group. It doesn’t matter if they were published 5 years ago or yesterday. You must agree to post projects on a regular basis. This is just to confirm that the group doesn’t go dead. 1-2 projects every 1-2 months will do! If you are participating in the build nights this should be easy. Contact me at carley@instructables.com if you think your makerspace is ready for a group. EARN A FREE PRO-MEMBERSHIP: everyone that publishes an Instructable will receive a 3-month pro-membership. SUPPORTING MAKERSPACES: Build nights were the result of a conversation I had with Josh from All Hands Active. He was looking for ways to get new people to his space and create new events. What other ways can we help achieve your spaces goals? Here are some suggestions from the hangout. Please let us know if you have more ideas! Live Stream Build Nights - spaces that are hosting google hangouts on the same day could connect via google hangout. Live Instructions: host a series of “how to” google hangouts where we teach you basic skills like soldering, basic electronics, etc...

Posted by Carleyy 5 years ago


Workshop Challenge: Plan It! (Official Rules)

PLEASE REVIEW THESE OFFICIAL RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE CONTEST.  ENTRANTS WHO ARE MINORS: YOU MUST OBTAIN THE CONSENT OF YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN BEFORE ENTERING THE CONTEST. ENTRY TO THE CONTEST IS FREE AND NO PAYMENT OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, EXCEPT FOR THE STANDARD CHARGES OF YOUR INTERNET ACCESS PROVIDER. A PAYMENT OR PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE INSTRUCTABLES TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICY   SECTION A – SPECIFIC TERMS FOR THIS CONTEST Sponsor. The Instructables Workshop Challenge: Plan It! is an on-line contest with skill, ability and knowledge components that is sponsored by Autodesk, Inc., a Delaware corporation having its principal office at 111 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94103, USA (“Sponsor”), in connection with the Instructables service and website, www.instructables.com, (the “Sponsor Site”). The Contest is co-sponsored by the company or companies listed here, if any (each, a “Co-Sponsor”): [None]. The Contest is governed by these Official Rules (these “Rules”). For any questions regarding the Contest, the Sponsor may be contacted by email at [service@instructables.com] or by phone at (01-510-473-7626) or by mail at the address identified in Section B.18 (“Winner’s List; Mailing List”) below. Overview; Object of the Contest. The object of the Contest is to produce and submit projects that are built from, or involve, plans, schematics, diagrams, or printed instruction in some way.  These plans must come from, or have originated by a computer drafting program of some sort.  Projects that meet the Criteria (as described in Section A.8 [“Judging”] below) and are submitted in accordance with the format, content and other requirements identified in Section A.5 (“How to Enter”) below. All currency value references in these Official Rules are to United States Dollars, Euros, and British Pounds Sterling as indicated. Eligibility. THE CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO, AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE SITE, WHO ARE AT LEAST FOURTEEN (14) YEARS OLD AND ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BUT EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO), CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA), UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CHINA, THE NETHERLANDS. If on the Start Date you are a “minor,” meaning that you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction (currently 18 or 19 in most U.S. states, and provinces of Canada and Australia; 18 in Belgium, China, and, for the UK, 16 in Scotland and 18 in most other parts of the United Kingdom), you must obtain permission from your parent or legal guardian, and your parent or legal guardian must consent to be bound by these Rules as if he or she were an entrant, before you submit an entry. Sponsor reserves the right to require minors to submit proof of parental/guardian permission and consent to these Rules at any time, without which they may be immediately disqualified from the Contest. Certain individuals are excluded from eligibility to enter or win, as described in Section B below. 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The prize(s) to be awarded in the Contest is/are as follows: Tier #1: If there are at least 10 but no more than 25 entries, the winner will be awarded a digital calipers, prize package including a 1-year Instructables Pro membership, a Sugru sample pack, and an Instructables robot t-shirt.  Retail value $75.00 US Dollars. Tier #2: If there are at least 25 but no more than 49 entries, the entrant with the highest judges’ score will be awarded a prize package including a leatherman wave tool, a 1-year Instructables Pro membership, a Sugru sample pack, and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Retail value $115.00 US Dollars.   The 3 entrants with the next highest judges’ scores will each be awarded a digital calipers, a version of the winner's kit, and a prize package including a 1-year Instructables Pro membership, a Sugru sample pack, and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Retail value $75.00 US Dollars. Tier #3: If there are at least 50 but no more than 99 entries, the entrant with the highest judges’ score will be awarded a Lithium Ion Drill and Impact Wrench Set, a 1-year Instructables Pro membership, a Sugru sample pack, and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Retail value $240.00 US Dollars. The entrants with the next 3 highest judges’ scores will each be awarded a leatherman juice, a version of the winner's kit, and a prize package including a 1-year Instructables Pro membership, a Sugru sample pack, and an Instructables robot t-shirt.  Retail value $115.00 US Dollars. Tier #4: If there are 100 or more eligible entries, the entrant with the highest judges’ score will be awarded a an apple iPad 2, a 1-year Instructables Pro membership, a Sugru sample pack, and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Retail value $500.00 US Dollars.  The entrants with the next 5 highest judges’ scores will each be awarded a leatherman juice, a version of the winner's kit, and a prize package including a 1-year Instructables Pro membership, a Sugru sample pack, and an Instructables robot t-shirt.  Retail value $115.00 US Dollars. Any awarded prizes will be provided to a winner only after the winner has signed a Winner's Declaration and Release. Sponsor's current Winner's Declaration and Release for the Contest may be obtained upon request by contacting Sponsor by email at [service@instructables.com] or by phone at (01-510-473-7626) or by mail at the address identified in Section B.18 ("Winner's List; Mailing List") below. The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, local or other statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations relating to the prizes and for bearing any personal income, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize. Without limitation, for residents subject to tax obligations under the People's Republic of China, the winner shall be responsible for reporting his or her individual income tax generated from the prize to relevant Chinese tax authorities on his or her own and shall then submit the Sponsor a tax payment proof showing the tax is fully paid. If the winner fails to submit the aforementioned proof within a reasonable period of time as required by the Sponsor, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the winner from entitlement to the prize. All prizes that are items or services which are subject to third party terms and conditions or restrictions, acceptance and use of the prizes are subject to all eligibility criteria, expiration dates, service or dormancy fees, and all other terms and conditions (if any) imposed by the issuer of such items or services, which are available on the Prizes page https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Kit-Design Challenge/ for the Contest. Please be aware that Contest prizes may not be usable or function properly in certain countries and Sponsor has no knowledge relating to the use or functionality of such prizes in those countries. Use or operation of prizes in certain countries may require additional parts, components or adapters, and Sponsor has no knowledge of any such requirements or any responsibility for obtaining any such parts, components or adapters. In addition, certain countries may prohibit the use or operation of the prizes, in whole or in part, and Sponsor has no knowledge regarding, and shall have no responsibility for determining, whether the winner(s) are permitted to operate or use the prizes in any particular country.   Judging. All entries that are in compliance with all terms and conditions of these Rules will be judged on the basis of the following criteria (the "Criteria"): originality, usefulness, simplicity, production readiness, manufacturing cost, and clarity of instructions, each of which will be given equal weight. Sponsor will decide who judges.  Further information on the steps and process of voting and judging can be found in Section B below. Size of Entry Pool. Winning entries will be selected by the Judges in accordance with the Criteria as described in these Rules. The chances of any entry winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received between the Start Date and the Deadline and the quality of that entry as compared to the other eligible entries, as evaluated by the Judges in the manner described above. Sponsor does not know in advance the number of eligible entries that will be received. The number of entries received, and the number of winners chosen, in prior contests of Sponsor, including the three (3) most recently completed contests, can be found through the "Contests" page of the Sponsor Site, which can be found here [instructables.com/contest]. The number of eligible entries for Sponsor's recently completed contests generally has ranged from approximately forty (40) to approximately six-hundred fifty (650), and generally has averaged approximately one-hundred fifty (150), but Sponsor cannot predict or guarantee any specific number of eligible entries for the Contest. SECTION B – ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR THIS CONTEST   General Conditions. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor and the Judges, which shall be made in all cases in their sole and absolute discretion and are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. These Rules are a legally binding contract, with equivalent effect to a private contract between each entrant and Sponsor. The Contest is void where prohibited by law The Contest is governed by Sponsor's Terms [https://www.instructables.com/tos.html] and Privacy Policy [https://www.instructables.com/about/privacy.jsp]and other policies (collectively, the “Policies”) pertaining to the Sponsor Site, although the Rules will govern any conflict between the Rules and the Sponsor’s Terms or the Rules and the Privacy Policy. Exclusions from Eligibility. Employees of Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor, or their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, suppliers, or advertising or promotional agencies (including without limitation any Judges who are employees of Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates), as well as members of their households or their immediate families (i.e., spouses, parents and children), may submit entries in the Contest, but any such entries are for information and entertainment purposes only and are not eligible to be considered for the purpose of selecting finalists or winners. Judges who are not employees of Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, are not eligible to enter or win, nor are members of their households or their immediate families (i.e., spouses, parents and children). Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor shall have no liability to any entrant or any other person in the event that Sponsor inadvertently awards a prize to any non-eligible person(s). In addition, each entrant acknowledges and accepts that Sponsor may be prohibited by applicable law from permitting entry by or awarding a prize to any person falling into one or more of the following prohibited categories: (a) a national or resident of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria or any other country for which trade with the United States has been prohibited or restricted by any statute, regulation, order, rule, treaty, or other law of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction in any manner that would prevent the awarding or delivery of any prize to the entrant; (b) a person on the U.S. Table of Denial Orders, Entity List, List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, or any other similar list of any applicable jurisdiction, or any person affiliated with any person or entity on any such list; (c) an official or representative of any foreign government; or (d) any other person to whom the awarding or delivery of any prize would violate any applicable statute, regulation, order, rule, treaty, or other law or any of Sponsor's policies (See: https://www.instructables.com/about/privacy.jsp). If an entrant falls into any of the above prohibited categories, such entrant is not eligible to win any prizes. Entry. Multiple entries are permitted, but only one entry per entrant can win a prize in the Contest. Entrants must be registered members of the Sponsor Site to enter the Contest. Registering for a Sponsor Site membership account for purposes of entering the Contest is free of charge. Entries can be the work of more than one person, but for purposes of the Contest, each entry will belong to the “Primary Author” named in the entry, regardless of the number of contributors to that entry. For winning entries, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to the named entrant only, except in the case of a minor, to such minor’s named parent or legal guardian only unless specific consent from such parent or legal guardian to award the prize to such minor in accordance has been obtained by way of a duly signed Winner’s Declaration and Release (See Section A.7 above), and will not be responsible or liable for apportioning any prize among contributors to a winning entry. Upon submission, all entries become subject to the Policies (including without limitation the provisions regarding ownership and use of user submissions as stated in Sponsor’s Terms [https://www.instructables.com/tos.html]) and further described in Section B.15 (“Advertising and Marketing”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, entries to the Contest shall only be valid after the entry is accepted by Sponsor, and its acceptance occurs at Sponsor’s location in the United States.  Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants are permitted to modify or update an entry after submission, but are not permitted to do so after the Deadline. Entries may remain posted on the Contest page of the Sponsor Site indefinitely following the Deadline, but Sponsor reserves the right to delete entries from the Contest page after the Contest ends, in its discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to delete entries from the Contest page and other pages of the Sponsor Site, at any time in its discretion, if such entries infringe or may infringe any third party’s rights. Entries may not be created or submitted through any software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro, or other automated method. Sponsor and Co-Sponsor will have no responsibility for, and will have the right to refuse in its discretion, any entries that have been tampered with, or entries that are misdirected, incomplete, non-conforming, corrupt, lost, late, or ineligible, whether due to Internet or e-mail server failure or otherwise. Proof of transmission of an entry shall not constitute proof of receipt. It is each entrant’s responsibility to keep Sponsor informed of any changes to entrant’s contact or other information during the Contest. Use of Personal Information. Registering for an account with the Sponsor Site, which is required to enter the Contest, may require each entrant to submit entrant’s name, e-mail address, age or date of birth, and other contact details, and in the case of a minor, contact details for a parent or legal guardian for purposes of obtaining proof of parental consent, if Sponsor elects to do so. For further information concerning how Sponsor handles personal information, as well as provisions on confidentiality and the cases in which Sponsor may be entitled to disclose entrant’s information to third parties or upon request of an authority, consult Sponsor’s Privacy Policy [https://www.instructables.com/about/privacy.jsp], which is incorporated herein. Additional Entry Requirements. Each entry must comply in all respects with the Policies, including without limitation all requirements for user submissions, as stated in the Terms and Conditions of Use [https://www.instructables.com/tos.html] for the Sponsor Site. Without limiting that requirement, each entry also must comply with the following: Each entry must be entirely the original work of the persons identified in the entry; If persons other than the entrant have contributed to an entry, the entrant must have the written permission from each contributor prior to submitting the entry; Entries must not have been published prior to the Start Date; Entries must not have been entered in more than two other contests of Sponsor; Entries must not contain anything that is or may be: (i) threatening, harassing, degrading or hateful; (ii) defamatory; (iii) fraudulent or tortious; (iv) obscene, indecent or otherwise objectionable; (v) deemed to cause feelings of disharmony, enmity, hatred or hostility between different religious or racial groups; (vi) protected by copyright, trademark, patents, utility models, design patents or other proprietary right without the express prior written consent of the owner of such right; or (vii) dangerous or potentially dangerous, or that would encourage dangerous behavior from viewers, such as use of explosives and/or harmful substances; or (vii) contrary to governmental policies of any country whose residents are eligible to enter the Contest. Entries must provide proper safety instructions, as applicable, such as with respect to the use of knives, cutting devices and other tools; and Entries must not contain any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability or that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense. Judging Process. The winner(s) will be determined by the Judges, who will apply the Criteria to evaluate entries. The entries with the highest score(s) will be selected as the winner(s), and the number and type of winners will be as identified in Section A above. The Judges have the right to disqualify any entry that is not in compliance with these Rules, in the Judges' discretion. In the event that a winning entry is disqualified, the next-highest scoring entry will be selected as the alternate winner.  In the event that one or more of the identified Judges is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute Judges of comparable qualification, to be determined by Sponsor in its discretion. The Contest is entirely skill-based and contains no elements based on chance. The standards applied during the judging process focuses on assessing each entry’s properties. By the mere submission of an entry, an entrant acquires no automatic right to be awarded a prize, nor any other right except for the right to have such entry reviewed and evaluated subject to these Rules.   Prize Terms. All values are stated in United States Dollars, Euros and British Pounds Sterling, as indicated. If a stated prize is unavailable, Sponsor has the right to substitute one or more items of equal or greater value, in its discretion. No prize is, and the winner(s) have no right to claim that any prize is, exchangeable, transferable, or redeemable for cash. The winner(s) will be solely responsible for all expenses related to the receipt and use of all prize(s) other than those expenses expressly included in the description of the prize(s) in Section A above. The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.   Winner(s) are hereby informed of the liability to pay all taxes on the prize(s) received; such taxes shall be paid by the winner(s). Each winner shall be responsible for reporting his or her individual income tax generated from the prize to relevant tax authorities on his or her own and, for residents subject to tax obligations on the prize by any country, shall promptly submit to Sponsor a tax payment proof showing that such tax has been fully paid. If the winner fails to submit such proof within a reasonable period of time as required by Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the winner from entitlement to the prize and the winner shall be deemed to have waived his or her right to claim the prize and shall be further obligated, upon Sponsor’s request, to return the prize to Sponsor at his or her own cost. THE PRIZE(S) WILL BE GIVEN AWAY BY SPONSOR AND ANY CO-SPONSOR(S) “AS IS.” SPONSOR AND ANY CO-SPONSORS DO NOT MAKE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR PORTION THEREOF, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, CONSUMER GUARANTEES AND SIMILAR RIGHTS, IN WHICH CASE SUCH EXCLUSION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION. WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, IN RELATION TO THE PRIZES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY STATUTE, LAW (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMMON LAW, IF APPLICABLE), RULE, REGULATION, OR OTHERWISE, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. Announcement; Award of Prize(s). The winner(s) will be notified by e-mail within seven (7) days of selection. The winner(s) (and, if a winner is a minor, the winner’s parent or legal guardian) may be required to sign a Winner’s Declaration and Release which includes a declaration of eligibility, grant of publicity rights and a liability release, to the extent not prohibited by law, prior to receipt of a prize. The prize(s) will be awarded by way of delivery to Winner’s designated valid delivery address set forth on the Winner’s Declaration and Release. Unless otherwise specified in Section A, and provided that direct shipment costs by mail or parcel post (expressly excluding import duties and other duties or taxes, which are the winner’s sole responsibility) to Winner’s designated valid delivery address shall be borne by Sponsor, provided, however, if delivery is declined or fails by reason of winner’s failure to timely accept receipt or pay appropriate import duties and other duties or taxes) then the winner will be deemed to have declined acceptance of the prize and Sponsor reserves the right to reclaim the prize whereupon the prize will be returned to Sponsor and winner will no longer be eligible to receive the prize. The winner(s) may be required to provide Sponsor with a social security number, taxpayer identification number, or other identification or account number (if applicable) for tax purposes, and will provide Sponsor with all other information as may be required for Sponsor to comply with all applicable laws in connection with the award of any prize(s) to the winner(s). The winner(s) also may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. An “Authorized Account Holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses to the domain associated with an e-mail address. In the event of a dispute, an entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Failure to respond to a winner announcement, or return any required declarations or releases within fourteen (14) days (or any longer time specified by Sponsor in the applicable winner announcement) or to comply with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. It is Sponsor’s policy to assist U.S. government employees in meeting their obligations under their standards of ethical conduct; any prize(s) won in violation of those Standards should not be accepted and should be returned at Sponsor’s expense or destroyed. Without limitation, Sponsor shall not be liable for any failure to deliver any prizes due to any winner’s failure to accept delivery, to meet any of his or her obligations hereunder or due to the submission of any false, inaccurate or misleading information. Representations. By entering the Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that: (a) the entrant meets all eligibility requirements of the Contest; (b) in entering and participating in the Contest, the entrant has complied and will comply in all respects with these Rules, the Policies, and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations; and (c) the information provided in the entrant’s entry, including without limitation all contact information, is true, accurate, and complete in all respects. Assumption of Risk. By taking any action to create an entry for the Contest, each entrant, on his or her own behalf and on behalf of his or her personal representatives, heirs, executors, and assigns, acknowledges and agrees that: (a) ENTRANT AND HIS OR HER PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AND ASSIGNS HAVE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CREATION OF THE ENTRY, WHICH IS DESIGNED AND CREATED BY THE ENTRANT FOLLOWING HIS OR HER OWN DECISION AND INITIATIVE DEPENDINGG ON THE WAY, IN HIS OR HER SOLE DISCRETION ENTERANT DECIDES TO CREATE SUCH ENTRY, AND EVEN THOUGHT THE CONTEST DOES NOT REQUIRE OR OTHERWISE ENCOURAGE DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR, THERE MAY BE DANGER AND RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE INVOLVED IN CREATING AN ENTRY; (b) THESE RISKS AND DANGERS MAY ARISE FROM FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE CAUSES; (c) SUCH ENTRANT AND HIS OR HER PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AND ASSIGNS ASSUME ALL RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER LOSS ARISING OUT OF THE CREATION OF ANY ENTRY, WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE; and (d) Subject to applicable law, such entrant and his or her personal representatives, heirs, executors, and assigns are relinquishing any and all rights he, she, or they now have or may have in the future to sue or take any other action against Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor, the prize manufacturers, any other entities involved in the administration of the Contest, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives (the “Sponsor Parties”) on the basis of any injury, death, damage, or other loss that may be suffered arising from any action taken in the creation of any entry, including but not limited to claims based on allegations of negligence by any of the Sponsor Parties or use of any machinery or materials. Without limitation, Sponsor Parties shall have no liability to any entrant or any other person in the event the entry or any acts or omissions of the entrant violates any of these Rules. Release. To the maximum extent permitted by law, by entering the Contest, each entrant releases and holds harmless the Sponsor Parties from any and all responsibility, liability, damages (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, statutory, and other damages), losses, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to: (a) entry or participation in the Contest, including but not limited to disputes among individuals claiming to have contributed to any winning entry; (b) any violation by the entrant of these Rules, the Policies, or applicable laws; (c) misappropriation, infringement, or other violation of any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right of publicity, privacy, or other legal or contractual right of any person attributable to entrant or any entry submitted by entrant; (d) the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use of any prize or any item purchased with any prize (e.g., if the prize includes a gift card); (e) any entries or votes that have been tampered with or that are misdirected, incomplete, non-conforming, corrupt, lost, late, or ineligible; (f) any problems or technical malfunctions (including but not limited to errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operation or transmission) of any computer, telephone, modem, cable, satellite, network, hardware, online system, server, software, or other equipment or provider, including any incorrect, incomplete, garbled or jumbled information resulting therefrom; (g) any Internet traffic congestion or website accessibility or delays; (h) printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials; or (i) any other technical or human error that may occur in connection with the Contest (the “Causes”).  If anyone makes any claim against any of the Sponsor Parties arising out of or relating to any of the Causes attributable to the entrant, the entrant will pay for any damages, losses, liabilities, costs, penalties, and expenses, including without limitation attorneys’ and experts’ fees and costs, incurred in connection with such claim. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE SPONSOR PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) CONTRACT, OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR OTHERWISE, AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES AND OTHER LIABILITY (INCLUDING INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) IN WHICH CASE SUCH LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, RULE, STATUTE OR REGULATION IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR FRAUD, OR FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE TO THE EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION IS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. Misconduct. Sponsor reserves the right, in its discretion, to disqualify any entrant who: (a) tampers with the entry or voting process, the operation of the Contest, the Sponsor Site, or affiliated websites; (b) acts in an unsporting or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy or harass another person; or (c) is otherwise in violation of these Rules, the Policies, or any applicable laws. Termination. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest at any time for any reason, in its discretion, including without limitation in the event of fraud, abuse, tampering, technical, administrative, financial, or other difficulties. In such cases, Sponsor will post a notice on the Contest page of the Sponsor Site. Should the Contest terminate prior to selection of the winner, Sponsor will announce an alternate means of awarding the prize on the Contest page of the Sponsor Site. Any entrant may withdraw from the Contest at any time by contacting Sponsor by email at [service@instructables.com] or by phone at (01-510-473-7626) or by mail at the address identified in Section B.18 (“Winner’s List; Mailing List”) specifying the name of this Contest and any other relevant information.   Advertising and Marketing. By entering the Contest, and in consideration of Sponsor’s potential review and evaluation of his or her entry, each entrant grants to Sponsor the non-exclusive right to use his or her entry as provided in the Policies, including without limitation the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Use [https://www.instructables.com/tos.html] regarding ownership and use of user submissions. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT CONSENTS, AND WARRANTS THAT IT HAS OBTAINED THE LEGALLY-BINDING WRITTEN CONSENT OR OTHER LEGALLY BINDING AUTHORIZATION (INCLUDING WITH REGARD TO THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF COPYRIGHTS IN ALL CREATED CONTENT) OF EVERY CONTRIBUTOR TO THE ENTRY (INDIVIDUALS WHOSE NAME, LIKENESS, PROPERTY, RESULTS AND PROCEEDS APPEAR IN THE ENTRY), TO THE USE BY SPONSOR, ANY CO-SPONSOR, OR ANY THIRD PARTY CHOSEN BY SPONSOR OR ANY CO-SPONSOR, OF ANY AND ALL INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION), DRAWINGS, TEXT, PHOTOS, IMAGES, VOICES, VIDEOS, OR OTHER MATERIAL CONTAINED IN AN ENTRY OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY SUCH ENTRANT RELATED TO THE CONTEST FOR ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PURPOSES. Otherwise, each entrant retains whatever rights it may have in each entry to the extent provided in the Policies. The Sponsor, at its discretion, may require entrants to provide evidence of such written consents or other legally binding authorization. To the maximum extent permitted by law, by accepting a prize, a winner consents on his or her own behalf, to the print and online publication of the winner’s user name, stated country of residence and winning entry as part of the official winner’s list on the Instructables Site (and to submit this information, along with the winner’s first and last name, address , phone, email or other contact information to governmental agencies if required by applicable laws) without additional compensation other than the consideration specified in this Section 15 (Advertising and Marketing) for the entire protection term of the rights concerned and for all methods and means of exploitation. Each entrant and any other contributor whose personal information is being so used by Sponsor may request access to his or her personal information held by Sponsor and that Sponsor correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Sponsor is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. Access, correction, deletion requests or withdrawal of consents can be made by contacting Sponsor by email at [service@instructables.com] or by phone at (01-510-473-7626) or by mail at the address identified in Section B.18 (“Winner’s List; Mailing List”), however, no consents will apply retroactively to any entrant’s personal information used prior to Sponsor’s receipt of any consent withdrawal. Other than as set forth herein, Sponsor will treat any personal information supplied by entrants in connection with the Contest in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy [https://www.instructables.com/about/privacy.jsp], as modified by these Rules. Governing Law; Dispute Resolution. By entering the Contest, entrants agree that these Rules will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of (a) Switzerland if the entrant’s principal place of residence is in a country in Europe, Africa or the Middle East, (b) Singapore if the entrant’s principal place of residence is in a country in Asia, Oceania or the Asia-Pacific region, or (c) the State of California (and, to the extent controlling, the federal laws of the United States) if the entrant’s principal place of residence is in a country in the Americas (including the Caribbean) or any other country not specified in this Section 16 (Governing Law; Dispute Resolution); provided, however, that in respect of all claims, actions and disputes brought by any of the Sponsor Parties, these Rules and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California (and, to the extent controlling, the federal laws of the United States). The laws of such jurisdictions shall govern without reference to the conflicts-of-laws rules thereof. The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act shall not apply to (and are excluded from the laws governing) these Rules. In addition, by entering the Contest, entrants agree that any claim, action or dispute arising under or relating to this Agreement will be brought exclusively in (and the parties will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of) the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Marin, or the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, except that (other than with respect to claims, actions or disputes brought by any of the Sponsor Parties) if the entrant’s principal place of residence is in (a) a country in Europe, Africa or the Middle East, any such claim or dispute will be brought exclusively in (and the parties will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of) the courts of Switzerland, or (b) a country in Asia, Oceania or the Asia-Pacific region, any such claim or dispute will be brought exclusively in (and the parties will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of) the courts of Singapore. By entering the Contest, each entrant submits to the jurisdiction of those courts and waives any objection to those courts, whether on the basis of jurisdiction, venue, inconvenience of the forum, or otherwise.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, nothing will prevent any of the Sponsor Parties from bringing an action for infringement of intellectual property rights in any country where such infringement is alleged to occur. Miscellaneous. If any part of these Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be modified by such court to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving to the maximum extent possible the original intent of and the remaining parts of these Rules will remain in full force and effect. Nothing contained herein or in any of the Contest related materials should be construed as an endorsement by Sponsor of any Co-Sponsor, or of Sponsor or any Co-Sponsor of any third party, product, or service. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Sponsor may decline to process requests that are unreasonable or unreasonably repetitive. Winner’s List; Mailing List. The user name(s) and entries of the Contest winner(s) will be posted on the Contest page https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Kit-Design-Challenge/ of the Sponsor Site, within fourteen (14) days of the Deadline. In addition, the names of the winner(s) may be obtained by sending a written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the below address (mailed requests must include the words “WINNER’S LIST” and the full name of the Contest prominently in the first line of the address): Instructables 82 2nd St. San Francisco, California 94105 USA or by contacting Sponsor by email at [service@instructables.com] or by phone at (01-510-473-7626) or by mail at the address identified in above. All requests must include the words “WINNER’S LIST” and the full name of the Contest prominently in the subject line or in the voicemail, as the case may be.   All such requests must be received within six (6) months of the Deadline. Sponsor’s telephone number for Contest purposes is (01-510-473-7626). Entrants who opt to join Sponsor’s electronic mailing list agree to be contacted by email by Sponsor. Requests for removal from Sponsor’s mailing list may be made as instructed in any such email, or by sending a written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Instructables Mailing List” at the above address, by calling the above telephone number, or as otherwise indicated on the Sponsor Site. Residents of Vermont may omit return postage on winner’s list and mailing list requests.   © 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. INSTRUCTABLES is a registered trademark or trademark in the United States of Autodesk, Inc. Other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Posted by noahw 6 years ago


What's your DREAM workshop

Hello everyone!I am looking to create a local makerspace in my town and I want to know what you guys would like in your DREAM workshop. Anything you can imagine no matter how big or small. Post anything you can think of. If it's something that can be built fairly easily too, even better.

Posted by TheCroug 4 months ago


Public Workshop who would be interested?

Interested in starting a public workshop. A place for people to buy time or perhaps a membership, to work on personal projects using shared tools that may be to big of an investment for private use.  Garages to work on vehicles to for people who live in apartments or just don't have a proper place to keep a disabled car.  A place to store materials.  Needing tools for a one off project that wouldn't be wise private investment.  So on and so on.  Anyone dig the idea?

Posted by laoich 8 years ago


Public-access workshop similar to Techshop in Boston or Providence area?

Hi everybody. I'm an engineering student that recently began creating designs for several projects. So far I have only been using simulation software to test my designs. I would love to  begin prototyping but unfortunately, I don't really have the space or cash to make a small electronics workshop. Is there anything in either the Providence or Boston area that has these resources to the public similar to Techshop?

Posted by jsz28 5 years ago


Vote for the Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest

The Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest closed for entries last night and the entries are amazing! Each and every entry is eligible to win the grand prize of a $20,000 gift card and we need your help to choose which one deserves to win. Voting is open until Jan. 11 and the top entries with the top 30 votes will move on to Round 2.To vote for the entries in the contest you simply need to be a registered user at Instructables. Once you're logged in, just click on the "vote now!" button at the top of each Instructable. You can also vote from within the contest page itself. Here are a few links to help you to start digging through the entries: Entries sorted by rating Entries sorted by most recent Entries sorted by pageviews Entries sorted by votesYou can vote for as many entries as you want.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Maker Space Arizona

I live in Arizona and was wondering if anyone else that lives here would like to build a maker space. A Maker space is a workshop where people meet up to work on projects together. It's a place with tools that can be used whenever you please for only the cost of a membership each month. So what do you say? : )

Posted by Robot Lover 7 years ago


Suggested (future) Pro feature

Just an idea that occurred to me... Some people produce Instructables that take a long time.  They might want to let people see how they are going. How about a section on pro orangeboards for Workshop Notes? Taking the same format as an Instructable (photos, steps, image notes), but showing up only on a pro's orangeboard, and not needing to conform to the usual Ible standards (like "being finished"), they could be a record of the progress being made in a project. Pros could use one set of workshop notes to record everything they are doing, maybe with a step per project, or they could have a set of notes per project.  In the case of the latter, they could also have the option of, when the project is finished, switching the project from their orangeboard to become a proper published Instructable. Just a thought.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Wood bench sizes&diagram

Hi! I want to built a bench like the following: http://passim.co.il/picllery_files/garden_bench_1.jpg  someone can send me sizes or diagram of something similar or even link to toturial that made something like this?  thanks!

Posted by sgamil 3 years ago


Need advice on video cameras and equipment for workshop recordings

I’m renovating my basement and getting a new craft workspace.  I dabble primarily in costumes/cosplay and terrariums.  I’d like to install a few permanent video cameras to do overhead recording of my primary workbench and my sewing bench to capture time-lapse and real-time recordings of my work. I need some recommendations for:   -  Cameras I can permanently affix to the ceiling and plug directly into power and run a feed right to my Mac Mini.    -  Something that will produce a nice quality video appropriate for instructional videos – I don’t have an abundance of natural light in my workshop, though I plan to install plenty of supplemental lighting.  Looking for something under $200 (under $100 would be even better so I can get 2!)     -  Advice for setting up those cameras to record directly onto a Mac Mini and being able to have a feed show on my monitor.    -  Can I get cameras/software that can do both time-lapse and real-time recordings?  If I’m working on a project that takes 20 hours to build, I don’t need 20 hours of real-time recording - I’m assuming time-lapse would be much more manageable from a file–size standpoint. Any help or advice is welcome!  Thanks in advance!

Posted by KatieH100 2 years ago


Popular Mechanics Takes a Tour of Pier 9

"Inside Instructables' Kooky, Creative Warehouse Wondershop" "There's a place where artists can create whatever they want, using the most advanced equipment on the planet. It's in San Francisco (of course). In a warehouse (of course)." Come read the article to hear more about the Pier and what some of the Artist in Residence are up to!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago


Help! I need cheap work space!

Please help! I need room to work in. I live in a very crowded double wide with 4 kids and a spouse. I need space to myself and my artwork before I go mad or am forced to quit my beloved arts. I paint, make jewelry - both metal and pottery- this means fire and small kilns. I have a back porch and it is very small with an roof over half of it. I have almost 0 money. How can I have a workspace? With the kilns I can work thru winter (in the south- sorry to be a stereotype). I was thinking hoop house with one side being the roof of my house. Perhaps extending the porch, with donated or used lumber- to give me more space- but the enclosure is an issue. I need light and I need to be closed off from bugs. I can lay in a window cooling unit and a space heater. Please- Ya'll are geniuses! Please tell me how I can do this. I will go mad if I cannot have my art and my space! S

Posted by sscape 8 years ago


Makerspace Contest

**Entries Here** GROUP PRIZES Most Featured Instructables:  Coventry Makerspace Most Instructables: BrainTrust INDIVIDUAL PRIZES Grand Prize Individual: How to Build A Garden Shed by KurtH3 Second Prize Individual:  Turn a Furby into Krang by ModMischief Simple Vault Mechanism by ThomasJ1 From blank keys to working keys without dismantling the lock by MesiterJos ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This summer Instructables is giving your group a chance to win amazing new tools for your shop. Compete against makerspaces around the world to win over $30,000 in prizes!!! The best part….. Everyone that participates is a winner!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTEST DESCRIPTION The object of the contest is to post as many high-quality Instructables as you can between June 1 - August 31. The space that posts the most featured Instructables during that time will receive $20,000 in prizes including an Epilog Zing Laser Cutter, Ultimaker 2, Silhouette Portrait, and Lincoln Electric 210 Welder. Furthermore, every group that posts at least 10 Instructables will receive a prize. Projects can be posted under any category, they do not need to be tech-specific. We also have prizes for Individuals. See full prize details below. Every week we will update the scoreboard above to see how many projects have been posted by each space. Check in every Monday afternoon to see where your makerspace stands. ***Official Contest Rules attached as PDF at the bottom of this forum topic*** What counts as a makerspace? Makerspaces, hackerspaces, fabrication labs, student groups, artist collectives, and any creative group of four or more!  TO ENTER SUBMIT GROUP ENTRIES HERE. To enter as a group submit a collection of Instructables to the google form. Your collection only needs 1 Instructable when you first submit it. You cannot publish a collection with less than 5 Instructables. So please submit your group's unpublished collection ("draft" collection) to the google form and leave it unpublished until you have 5 tutorials. You can add more entries during the contest dates. Instructables posted between June 1 and August 31 are eligible for entry. SUBMIT INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES HERE. You can only submit an entry to the Individual category if it is also entered in the group category as part of a team application, and if the entry was solely created by one team member. Instructables posted between June 1 and August 31 are eligible for entry. GROUP PRIZES All makerspace prizes will be given to groups of people, not individuals. Winners are selected based on criteria below. A makerspace can only win one of the following categories. Most Featured Instructables: one makerspace that posts the most featured Instructables will receive Ultimaker 2 Epilog Zing Laser Cutter Silhouette Portrait Lincoln Electric 210 Welder Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Hood Lincoln Electric Multi Angle Fixture Lincoln Electric Welding Apron Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size) Most Posted Instructables: one makerspace that posts the most Instructables** will receive Ultimaker 2 Lincoln Electric 210 Welder Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Hood Lincoln Electric Multi Angle Fixture Lincoln Electric Welding Apron Silhouette Portrait Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size)   10 Featured Instructables: all makerspaces that post >10 featured Instructables will receive $100 3D Hubs printing credits Silhouette Portrait Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size)   10 Instructables Posted: all makerspaces that post > 10 Instructables** will receive $50 3D Hubs printing credits Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size)   **these Instructables don’t need to be featured but to qualify for this contest they must: (1) have multiple steps, (2) have full text descriptions in each step, and (3) have images in each step.   INDIVIDUAL PRIZES All individual prizes will be given to individuals based on merit (a panel of judges will select winners). Grand Prize Individual (1): the individual with the best project will receive: Ultimaker 2 Lincoln Electric 140c Welder Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Hood Lincoln Electric Multi Angle Fixture Lincoln Electric Welding Apron Instructables Prize Pack Second Prize Individual (3): 3 individuals will receive $100 3D Hubs printing credits Instructables Prize Pack   --------------------------------------------------- If you have any questions please reach out to Carley Jacobson at carley@instructables.com

Posted by Carleyy 3 years ago


Building your own workshop

Hey, I am working on a business case for a sustainable hostel in Romania, the goal of this hostel is to create a small "village" where people can learn about being sustainable or join up to work on the further development of the hostel. The hostel is sized at 50-100 persons that will be able to leave in self designed and build sheds (for approximately 10 persons), these sheds will all have the same design and will be build on site. The question that I have to you is, what would be the size, costs, necessary, etc. for a self build workshop in which all the parts of the sheds can be designed and built. I know this is quite a big question but perhaps you can help me with providing some rough figures or have tips for locations where I might be able to find some more information. Perhaps you have some out of the box cool ideas on sustainable solutions that can be used in order to create energy or in terms of food supply that we can use for the hostel.

Posted by Martijn1988 5 years ago


The &quot;Two and two ain't five show&quot; (1969)

It's a Pitch for Sesame Street, some interesting background..."We're going to keep repeating them Kermit, just like commercials on regular TV, again and again, until they sink in you know." (Pitch video starts at 1:50)L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


Hands-on Weekend Algaculture Workshop

October 18-19, 2008@ The Algae Lab in Berkeley, CAalgaelab.org: a component of The Shipyard / All Power LabsIt's a fact. Food, fuel, fertilizer, fresh water, and arable land --all are running out. But there is a crop that can grow in salt water,on true waste land, creating all the products we need by eatinggreenhouse gases and water water. And can grow 100x faster thanconventional crops. Algae! A truly green crop for a sustainablefuture.We are the Shipyard algae lab community. We have created the world'sfirst community algae lab -- for development of open source,DIY-oriented algae technology, to facilitate the co-operative pursuitof this new form of agriculture -- and we invite *you* to come learnhow to raise algae and transform them into exciting products!Whether you are looking for a job in the exploding algae biofuelsfield, or thinking about creating your own farm, we can help you getup to speed! We have created an independent, non-profit algaelaboratory for teaching and research using low-cost, widely-availablematerials, and we qould love to teach you how! Get on board with thisexciting, expanding field that's truly "green"!Over the course of the weekend we will teach you:The current state of algae farming technology, and where it's headed,What algae are interesting, and for what purposes,How to obtain algae strains,How to figure out the right nutrients for your algae,How to design and build effective ponds and bio-reactors,How to "grow out" your algae into a full-sized pond or bio-reactor,How to monitor the health of your algae, andHow to harvest your algae and make them into food, fuel, and fertilizer!All levels of experience and expertise are welcome. Graduates areeligible to become members of our lab and to use its facilities.October 18 & 19th, 11am - 6pm1010 Murray St, Berkeley, CA 94710$150 per participantmore info: [www.algaelab.org algaelab.org]contact: workshop@algaelab.org

Posted by noahw 10 years ago


BIME Hack Day

Nace BIME Hack Day!!!! El mayor encuentro unconference del estado, especialmente creado para fomentar la CREATIVIDAD y la INVENCIÓN y que reunirá a amantes de la musica y las nuevas tecnologías con los profesionales de las empresas más destacadas en este sector. Dos jornadas en las que MAKERS, HACKERS y DESARROLLADORES crearán las nuevas bases para las plataformas del futuro. Más información aquí: http://www.bimehackday.net Inscríbete ya! BIME Hack Day borns!!!! The gretest unconference encounter in the state, especially created to encourage creativity and invention that will get together music lovers and new technology professionals with leading companies of this sector. Two days in which MAKERS, DEVELOPERS and HACKERS will create new bases for future platforms. More info here: http://www.bimehackday.net Sign up now! 

Posted by dani9l 5 years ago


Questions from a beginner in electronics/DIY.

Hey all! I am trying to get started in electronics and don't know how to begin. I have done some basic soldering and junk and made really basic stuff but i want to actually learn about electronics. I want to learn how a transistor amplifies current and how to design a circuit to do a task on my own. I want to do projects as a move along but the Make book on beginning electronics isn't what i am looking for, for one it is really expensive to get the pieces with it and second i also want the theory behind it not just the how to build. I hear The Art of Electronics is good but it is over 1000 pages and most of it is extremely bland! I just want a good couple hundred page book that will teach me all the basics of electronics as well as show me some neat projects to do. (also what should i buy after i master the basics?) I also want to know how you guys got your workshops up and running. I see so many posts about people just casually saying that they took their dremmel to a sheet of plexiglass. I don't own any plexiglass and i sure as hell don't own a dremmel. I feel like there are SO many cool projects that i simply will never be able to build because it reuires a custom made wodden box, or this or that, what have you. How do most people on here think of that? Do you guys all have workshops will all these tools? How does a beginner go about not getting overwhelmed when a neat project calls for some custom made piece and thinks "well there goes that project! I will NEVER be able to make one of those! I dont have the machining experience or the tools!"? My third question is what tools i will need to get into electronics. I have a soldering iron but i don't know what else i should get. The obvious tools are multimeter, wire cutters, wire strippers, etc. What are the best brands and where do i get these? What do i do about components? Do you guys just have a place where you have all your components that you might need on hand and only order specific ones? For instance, should i order a bunch of transistors, capacitors, potentiometers, etc and just organize them so i have them to pull out when a project calls for it? Or should i do things on a project-by-project basis? Also how do you organize all your components? What are some good commercial organization bins and what techniques do you guys use? (preferably i want a drawer-type organization, not a bag type). Also should i purchase and arduino? I am not new to programming (i know C, and Python) but is it the right time to purchase one as a beginner? I see all this talk about using a specific "shield" for a project and i get uncomfortable thinking that i can't do anything with just and arduino. Also i dont want to have to dismantle a project if it relies on a microcontroller but I really dont want to have to buy an arduino for each project i do! How do you reconcile this? Sorry for so many questions but i am excited to get started

Posted by um0123 6 years ago


August 2015 Build Night with Cheng Concrete

#BUILDNIGHT **You must be located in the United States to enter this event** 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Friday, June 19th. Accepted spaces will be notified by Monday, June 22nd. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. AUGUST BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Cheng Concrete for our August 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (10) 20lb Buckets of Shapecrete HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in August to host a project build night using the Cheng Concrete Shapecrete. You can host multiple build nights during August to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Shapecrete. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Cheng How-To Center Shapecrete Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #Shapecrete Twitter: @Instructables, @CHENGConcrete Instagram: @Instructables www.facebook.com/chengconcrete https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form **You must be located in the United States to enter this event**

Posted by Carleyy 3 years ago



Maker Festival Twente 28th & 29th of May

Next weekend, the 28th and 29th of May, this year's edition of the Maker Festival Twente will be held in Enschede. There will be quite a variety of makers, I'll be giving jewellery workshops myself. For more information, be sure to check out the official site: http://makerfestivaltwente.nl

Posted by emilyvanleemput 2 years ago


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

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

Posted by bowakowa 10 years ago


Call for Projects for the workshop Interactivos?’12 Ljubljana. Obsolete Technologies of the Future

Ljudmila, Digital Medialab of Ljubjliana, in collaboration with SGMK of Zurich and Medialab-Prado are seeking for proposals for an upcoming workshops in collaborative prototyping which will be hold in Ljubljana (September 5 - 15, 2012) with the participation of advisors, technical assistants. Deadline: June 8, 2012 Call for Collaborators: starting July 2, 2012 Project development (workshop): September 5- 15, 2012 Suggested areas of focus include:     *     Projects that suggest different usages of existing urban technological infrastructures     *     Rethinking outdated technologies and recycling the computer and IT wasteland.     *     Projects which allow people to interact with technology to provoke new ways of perceiving the surrounding, the self, the visual, the material, and stimulate aesthetic experience.     *     Particular attention will be paid to projects which promote open source communities, collaborative work and collective modes of behavior.     *     Playing with data - submissions for works, which connect data forms and physically embody data streams, bridging ‘on’ and ‘off’ line worlds.     *     Products and services that provide sustainable solutions for our needs, including the use of open data, data mash ups and remixes. We are seeking proposals for:     *     Installations (interactive, responsive, generative)     *     Performances (participatory, gesticular, dance)     *     Visualisations (moving images, generative, projections, holograms)     *     Free Software (FLOSS) / Open Hardware / Open Design / Services / Start-ups / Apps / Devices The open call is aimed at designers, artists, engineers, coders, sociologists, architects, city planners, teachers, programmers, psychologists, journalists, environmentalists... or to any other person interested in the theme of the workshop. Complete information and guidelines: http://medialab-prado.es/article/interactivos12_ljubljana_future_obsolete_technologies Advisors: Luka Frelih, Ida Hirsenfelder, Chris Sugrue and Yago Torroja. Activity within the framework of Studiolab European project: http://www.studiolabproject.eu/ http://medialab-prado.es http://www.sciencegallery.com/

Posted by medialab-prado 6 years ago


Does your partner / spouse get annoyed by your constant making and tinkering?

I find that whenever I start working on a new project I can get rather passionate and excited about it. This usually results in me getting a little carried away with the making process (typically spending every spare minute I have working on the "next big thing"). It sometimes gets on my girlfriends nerves and you could say she becomes a bit of a "workshop widow". I'm just wondering how everyone else manages with their work / making / life balance. Looking for your stories and experiences (any tips would also be appreciated!). I've tried getting her involved in some of my projects, but that's easier said than done!

Posted by ThirdEarthDesign 1 year ago


Mini Maker Faire at Technopolis in Mechelen, Belgium

April 26th and 27th 2014 there is a Mini Maker Faire at Technopolis in  Mechelen, Belgium. The nearest one yet for me! Yeah! I'm spreading the word, but I also have a question: I'm considering to organise workshops on building RC blimps. I will probably go for a variation on my "$13 Blimp" (please check it out if you haven't already). Making it simpler to build and more robust will raise the materials costs though. The build would take about 2,5 hours in small groups of 4 makers, and I guess the fee (covering the materials cost) would be around 20 EUR (27 USD). Do you guys and gals think that is reasonable? Best Wishes masynmachien

Posted by masynmachien 4 years ago


Come to the TechShop Orlando Community Meet-Up Party Saturday Night (2/23/08)!

Where Do You Make YOUR Instructables? Make Them at TechShop Orlando!If you haven't heard about TechShop yet, TechShop is an open workshop space that provides its members with access to many tools and machines, and a place that they can just hang out and work on their projects. TechShop also offers lots of short, inexpensive classes on all the tools and equipment to members and non-members. Most importantly, TechShop is a full-time community for Makers.TechShop is currently in operation in Menlo Park, California, and is opening 9 locations, including one in Orlando, Florida, this summer. TechShop's founder Jim Newton and TechShop Orlando partner Robin Lopez invite all Orlando area Makers to come to the TechShop Orlando Community Meet-Up Party on Saturday, February 23 from 7 to 10 PM. You'll have the chance to talk about what you want to see at the Orlando TechShop facility, and find out what their plans are during an open Q/A session. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided by TechShop, and there will be a no-host bar.If you can attend, TechShop asks that you RSVP at the TechShop Orlando Web Site at: http://orlando.techshop.ws/rsvp.htmlIf you have friends, relatives or know of clubs or groups that you think would like to know about TechShop Orlando, please invite them to come to this event by forwarding this message to them along with the RSVP link. All Orlando Makers are welcome!TechShop Orlando - http://orlando.techshop.wsCommunity Meet-Up Party Information - http://orlando.techshop.ws/rsvp.htmlTechShop HQœ - http://www.techshop.ws

Posted by TechShop 10 years ago


Kala Summer Youth Art Program 2015

Hone your child's creative energy at Camp Kala this summer! K-12 artists engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment. Days include a mix of studio time and outdoor exploration. Class sizes are small so everyone receives individual attention from Kala's fabulous teaching artists and assistants. This summer we offer a number of vibrant classes, from science-themed mixed-media to mold-making sculpture exploration for youngsters, as well as drawing and printmaking studios for high schoolers. Each week concludes with a celebration and gallery exhibition of artwork made throughout the week. Discover new creativity this summer at Camp Kala! Visit our website, kala.org/campkala, to explore class descriptions and find the week that's right for your child! Location: 2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-841-7000 ext 203 Email: jamila@kala.org Website: kala.org/campkala Dates: June 15 - July 31 Cost: Varies Hours: 9am-3pm Financial Aid: Available Ages: 6-9, 7-11, 9-12, 12-17 Early Enrollment Discount ends March 1st! Enroll now to save up to $50/week!

Posted by eauger 3 years ago