Contest entry disappeared? Answered

I entered my workspace into the workspace contest. I received a confirmation that it entered the contest and it showed up under the point "Recognition" in my profile. Today I checked my profile, and the recognition for the workspace contest is gone. Do the entrys disappear once a contest is closed? Update: I just checked the entries of the contest and couldn't even find my workspace there (I made sure to check all entries). Any idea what could have happened here?

Asked by Mike73 7 years ago


CNC Router / Maker Workspace in NYC?

Hello all, I have some ideas tha tI would like to produce on a CNC router. I'm looking for access to one in NYC? Is there a maker workshop or some place that gives CNC classes? thank you

Posted by septemous 5 years ago


What feature makes your Work/Craft Table perfect?

We're planning to site build a craft/work table in our downstairs semi-basement space. Can you take a look at your (Non-dining table!) work table and let me know what I should add to the following list, or take into account generally? Taking into account the features I can foresee we need, I find the following desirable: Entire table surface should be something less than 48x96, so it fits in space allotted and can be made from sheet of plywood. A work surface approximately 34" high. This allows you to sit at the table or work standing up, without lower back pain from bending over excessively. A Light table feature in a corner of the table, illuminated from below to allow tracing and viewing of slides, other transparent media. An electrical receptacle in the top or edge of the table, for soldering gun, small fan, other uses that require juice while avoiding extension cord madness. A laminated top. A holder for a roll of 36" white butcher paper under one end. ~ an opening to an undermounted trashbin for easy cleaning I'm planning to pick up some Ikea storage or tool box shelves for under table storage. Thanks in advance for any and all helpful suggestions... Chris

Posted by cpeterkelly 10 years ago


Workspaces

Does anyone work in an out-of-the-house space? I just published a blog post about how I keep my wood shop warm, just wondering if anyone here has stories to share about their workspace. Also, does anyone have experience with thermostats? I wouldn't mind a critical eye to review my post. Thanks, David J. Ulschmid www.thelumberlab.com http://www.thelumberlab.com/2011/thermostat-types-for-shop-heaters/

Posted by DUlschm 6 years ago


How do I find the motivation to completely declutter my entire apartment? Answered

I've had my apartment now for 7 months, but it's always cluttered; making me feel kind of lazy and sloppy. It also drains all inspiration for other projects (miniature modeling/sculpting/painting) I'd like to turn my workspace into an office, but it's all crammed into my living room; so space is an important factor here. How and where do i start decluttering? I've still got boxes filled with stuff I don't regularly use and maybe don't even need. Should i start there and then move forward to turning my workspace into an office?

Asked by your_azz 9 years ago


Retrofitting an Old, Rundown Barn Into an Awesome Work/Storage Space

Hey guys. My family just began work on a farm we bought two years ago, and soon I'll move into a new house there. The property has a huge barn (not an animal barn) that served as the central building for an old cowboy camp and a vacation home. It's cool to me because it was built by one man over sixty years ago using power line posts, some lumber, and good, old-fashioned DIY ingenuity. It's survived several floods from the river that flows only a hundred yards from it and building code since. Now, though, it doesn't serve much purpose other than sheltering a tractor built 63 years ago and providing a home for mice and birds. The place is also full of the previous owner's junk that's strewn about. As the work continues, I hope to bring the building back into glory as a very useful workshop to build many great projects that I never could inside my family's one-car garage. Storage is also an extreme necessity in the barn, and I'll need lots of it in a minimal amount of space. I plan on using my workshop for metalwork, electronics, woodworking, and mechanics. What is yours used for? What kind of solutions have you made in your work spaces and storage areas? What is interesting about them? Please comment; I'm sure we'd all like to hear your stories. -Update: The barn now has a new roof and concrete floor.

Posted by DIY Emilio 7 years ago


Outdoor Suspension Worktable: Thin, Rigid, Strong, Lightweight Panels/Sheets

Hi all! I go into the wilderness with my research and build electronic gizmos. See this overview of our camp: https://youtu.be/RSKbZFIG62g?t=2m11s and the desk in question! To support this me and Hannah Perner-Wilson have been trying to create tools for infrastructure for backpacking in the wild (also see her wearable studio descriptions http://www.plusea.at/?p=5385). The tool im working on right now is a modular lightweight desk we can suspend between trees. It's actually going pretty great! You can see Matt here soldering and building on this bench. it worked WAY BETTER than expected. I though it was gonna be TOO wiggly, or bouncy and impossible to work on. Turns out, it just worked really well! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJQrnl3-27c the only PROBLEM however was with our panels. I used these sheets of like MDF (or something). They are that material that pegboards are made out of. They were great because they were thin and rigid. But they were still pretty heavy and they absorbed water. I want your advice on materials. I want something that Is rigid! (will hold its own shape under compression and/or tension) Can support lots of tools and stuff on top Strong (will stand up to beatings in the field, and smashproof inside backpack) Thin (packs into backpack well)   Cut-able (less important) (won't give off evil fumes or particles if i need to cut or modify it at home (or even in the field) Not crazy-beans expensive (like it seems like carbon fiber panels are) I was thinking like fiberglass maybe? http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-fiberglass-sheets/=xu6e5k is that a good idea? Carbon fiber (though super expensive)? what are your ideas?

Posted by blorgggg 3 years ago


Post your Workspace

The question is simple: Where do you do your DIYing or MAKEing? Pictures of my area below.

Posted by Firebert010 10 years ago



How do I create a construction plane at middle? Answered

My bottle is not at the center point of the Fusion workspace, so how do I select the middle line for it? Do I have to move the bottle back to the center of the workspace if that is possible?

Asked by Rich Christie 1 year 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 3 years ago



Instructables and Squid Labs in Axis Magazine

The Japanese design magazine Axis did a profile of Squid Labs and its spin out companies in their April 2008 issue. Take a look, particularly at the gorgeous pictures of our workspace.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Delete a picture?

How do delete photos off instructables? I have some unneeded pictures that are cluttering my workspace. How do I get rid of them?

Posted by Mintyhippo 10 years ago


Looking for a project buddy in Toronto

Hello, my name is Michael and I am looking for a project buddy (like a workout buddy) to help maintain motivation when working on projects. I live in Toronto, and due to size constraints I cannot work on projects in my apartment. I have access to a workspace located at www.interaccess.org (corner of Queen St and Ossington). I am looking for someone who would like to join me in working on projects. Much like a workout buddy. The goal is to find someone to meet up with and to go work on projects together so that we can both help keep each other motivated. In terms of the projects involved - We can either work together on the same project together (one week we could work on mine, one week we could work on yours), - We could meet up together at the same place (the interaccess workspace) and work on our separate & respective projects. Me I am a mechanical engineer with a machinist license, and an electronics and software background. I am an excellent tutor and have excellent fabrication and coaching skills. The workspace also has some electronic tools and shop tools. Please let me know if anyone is interested in joining me.

Posted by Meek_The_Geek 9 years ago


Voting for IKEA project contest in progress....

The voting has begun.  Vote for your favorite workspace, or just vote for your favorite ibler, in either case, we need votes (those of us with only a few, but genuine friends, won't win, but at least we have made the attempt). 

Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago



data changes

I'm using Windows XP on a desktop computer Firefox I've been editing some instructibles The last one I edited was : Easy (no power tools) workspace with storage for large paper I've been following the total number of views of my ibles for some days in 'view profile'. After the last edit, I've lost about five thousand views.  The ibles all show the same number of views.  What happened?

Posted by mole1 5 years ago


Circuitry and Metalworking // Classes and Workspace at 3rd Ward Brooklyn

Our beloved Instructables members, allow us to introduce you to a New York City area resource for makers, creators and dreamers. If you haven’t heard of 3rd Ward yet, they are a member-based art and design center in Brooklyn on the forefront of creative workspace and education. Check out the recent profile in New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/03/arts/design/03third.html Just like the community that you all find on Instructables.com, 3rd Ward is a place for you to realize those DIY dreams within a supportive network. The main engine of 3rd Ward is the Memberships, which are open to all and offer discounted or free enrollment in their multidisciplinary class series. Classes are taught by industry professionals, ready to school you just in time for that new project. You can choose to craft an electronic sculpture from start to finish in Handmade Circuits, bring rock and roll back to life in Electric Guitar Rescue, bring out your inner bad ass in Night Welding or 150 other paths to creative bliss. Check out the full class catalog at http:// www.3rdward.com/classes/. 3rd Ward is already a hub for New York area artists and craftspeople. Now, they’re inviting you to join the movement. As an offer to Instructables members: when you sign up for a 12-month Membership with 3rd Ward before November 20th- your first month is FREE. To claim your free month and schedule your tour of 3rd Ward, visit http:// www.3rdward.com/takeatour and enter promo code INSTRUCTABLES. 

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


Thick Conductive Glass

I have a desk with a glass surface and have this inspiration to mount the tablets that I use as additional monitors under the glass. I need to replace it with something that will allow the touch inputs through it. Ill settle for any solid transparent material but I need it too have a decent thickness that I can maintain roughly the same strength of the glass material as part of the pretense is I would like to be able to still set things on top of the desk and use it as a workspace.

Posted by WesleyR10 2 years ago



Crystal Speakers? Answered

I'm planning on building myself (or modifying my existing one) to create the ultimate workspace and among the several features I have planned (usb hub etc) I have one particularly tricky one, I'd like to integrate the desk with a speaker system but massive drivers wont cut it on such a small surface area. I had recently seen a speaker system that uses glass or crystal vibrating to create amazing sound, I was wondering how I'd shape such crystals and if anyone has any general ideas on the design of the speaker system  ? 

Asked by Douglerful 7 years ago



DXF file sizing/scaling issue.

When a create files to cut with my laser cutter, I create them in InkScape, save them as DXF files, then import them into LaserCut 5.3 Unfortunately, the size of the cut file is not retained. For instance, if I create a drawing of an object around A6 in size, when I import it into LaserCut it fills the A3 workspace. Resizing for simple, flat objects isn't a major issue. However, when item cut at different times have to fit together, or, say, slots are sized to the thickness of the material, it gets to be a time-consuming issue, and sometimes wasteful of materials. Anybody know how to fix this?

Posted by Kiteman 3 years ago


Band, Miter, jig or scroll saw: the "goto" tool

Hi, I was wondering what people use for prepping materials to fit on small workspace spaces. I am interested in using machinable materials like acrylic, lexan, delrin, hdpe, machinable foam, polystyrene, brass and aluminum. These materials are usually easy to get in the right thickness and width, but the length could be 4'. I need to slice them down to sizes no more than 5.25" long to be used on a small cnc machine (5.5"x4.5"x1.25" build area) What do you think, or have experience with, that solves most of your needs? Thanks, Andy

Posted by AndyWilson 3 years ago


123D Design for iOS update out now!

What's new: * Color! Set colors for your design. Defined colors will appear when the model is opened in 123D Design web and desktop tools. * Dimensions. Tap on an object to display its measurements. *Create image snapshots of your design that you can email, share, or save to your image library. * Contextual menus appear with a long press on parts or on the canvas. * Insert parts by dragging and dropping to the canvas, or double tap a part to drop it at the origin. * Lock or unlock objects in the workspace. * UI improvements and bug fixes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/123d-design/id567821620?ls=1&mt=8

Posted by andrewt 5 years ago


XinCheJian - A Shanghai Hackerspace

XinCheJian is a Hackerspace in Shanghai, China. XinCheJian provides a community environment with open hardware setup for hardware thinkers, digital artists, designers, DIY hobbyists and everyone interested in figuring out how things work and are happy to get their hand dirty to build some fun stuffs with some like-minded people. XinCheJian will provide workspace for people to work on projects, organize workshop and courses on various subjects ranging from electronics, embedded system, and programming and host speakers and workshop session. Also, XinCheJian will act as fund raising and supporting platform for people interested in prototyping their ideas and launching new projects.  Check out our website for more information: http://xinchejian.com

Posted by xinchejian 7 years ago



bbq stand for webber portable gas?

I bought one of these portable webber bbqs A while ago and have been getting tired of using it hunched over on the ground.  I have been looking around for some simple BBQ stand or BBQ cart plans online but most of the ones I found were a bit more complicated than I think i can handle.  I've never built anything before (no garage = no workspace), but now I've got a garage and an itch to fix a problem. I looked through the site and searched and couldn't quite find anything that would fit what I need.  Any suggestions? And yes, I know I could just set it on a table outside. 

Posted by knotquiteawake 8 years ago



Any ideas for achieving a Bakelite appearance?

Hey guys. So I'm in love with Bakelite, but not with the price of the raw material. I also want to form my own projects with a Bakelite aesthetic and don't want to deal with shaping such a fragile material. My question is: does anybody know of a recipe for making Bakelite? I also don't have much in the way of workspace or tools, which I'm guessing makes the manufacture of real Bakelite rather difficult. Because of this I'm willing to settle for something that isn't Bakelite but has a similar appearance. Any ideas about how this can be achieved? I've thought of maybe adding sawdust, dye, and finely ground plastic into clear resin, but I'm not sure if that would really look like what I want. What do you guys think?

Asked by rozmusway 8 years ago


Project that needs some "originality confirmation"

I had an idea for a portable workbench/toolbox. when i drew it up it looked like a chest, so i called it a workchest. but when i showed my design to my family, my mom said that this was a design that many women use to carry their makeup and grooming things. i dont really think thats true, but i think some outside opinions might be useful here. so a wooden chest with dimensions at 1 1/2' for length, width, and height with the top unfolding to make a workspace thats 3'x1 1/2', this is something that fashionable women would carry around or keep at their house so they can look beautiful wherever they go? i dont think something like that would ever be intentionally created for makeup.

Posted by EngineerJakit 7 years ago


How can I make a cheap, basic video surveillance system?

I just moved into a two-story house with a lot of poorly-placed windows. I plan on spending most of my time upstairs (as both my bedroom and my workspace are upstairs), and even if I'm downstairs it's hard to see if someone's at the door. I was thinking that I could get a wireless camera set up outside my front door with a live video feed running on my computer, and possibly having it somehow visible downstairs as well. However, I have absolutely no idea how to do that, and other tutorials I've found only take photos, or require an extremely expensive camera. I don't need anything too secure, just a digital peep-hole, essentially. Any ideas and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. 

Asked by Numbuh1Nerd 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 7 years ago


Desk mounted hifi amp? Answered

So I've just moved back from uni, and have encountered a couple of relocation problems - my beloved turntable won't fit on my shelves. So I'm planning on keeping it on my desk, but there's another problem, the amp that goes with it (Technics SUZ11) is shallower than the turntable, so if I stack them, the turntable is very prone to skipping from vibrations in the table (even if I just move my laptop a bit). So what I was thinking, was put the turntable on the desk, mount the amp underneath, have a joyously neat workspace? :)  I was looking at this instructable:. There are vents on the top and bottom of the amp, so airflow shouldn't be a problem, but I am worried about the weight (and ripping the mounting screws out of the table). I'd probably be sticking it on a cheap IKEA desk, which is made like this: Table top: Height 4cm Top: Fibreboard, Acrylic paint Frame: Particleboard, ABS plastic Filling material: Paper Bottom: Fibreboard Is it likely that I would encounter any problems? Or are there any other suggestions on how to do this? I've seen some CPU racks which  hold the unit in place with heavy duty straps, but these all seem inordinately expensive...

Asked by clairey 7 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 1 year ago


Get Your Picture on the Homepage!

AudreyObscura here, I have been the gal photographing most of the featured authors for the recent homepage re-design. I am encouraging YOU! YES, YOU! to help us keep our homepage exciting and fresh! We are seeking excellent images of the community's authors, but keep in mind we have a particular aesthetic we are seeking: Images of Authors working on their projects Portraits of Authors in their workspace (kitchens! studios! where ever you make stuff!) High-res, well lit images (2000 px on it's SHORTEST side) Land-scape orientation Strong compositions Excellent accompanying instructables I will continue to photograph local authors, and I'll keep the forum updated as I travel to other areas. I'll tell you where I'll be, and you let me know if you want a photo taken while I'm there. By no means should we limit ourselves to featuring just the authors that I am able to visit. So take great picture of yourself working on your projects, and we might just feature your work in our Homepage Rotator. If you want more information feel free to PM me and I will try and coach you through making great photos for the site. Please post your photos in the forum topic below :) YAY!!!!!!

Posted by audreyobscura 5 years ago


Save the Crucible

Those in the Bay Area may already be familiar with the myriad classes The Crucible offers.It's where I learned to weld. It's where many of my friends have learned fire arts, glass fusing, and other really unique skills you can't get anywhere else. And I plan on further honing my led and el wire skills with their classes. It's an awesome environment with great, patient teachers and an enormous workspace.Plus, have you seen their fire ballets? And the Fire Arts Festivals? Amazing!!But now the Crucible is in trouble! They need our help!The Crucible has already been awarded two years of funding, but that is about to be taken away due to proposed budget cuts. Here are some ways you can help:Sign their petitionCheck out City Council Meeting on Tuesday October 21st! 6:00 pm at Oakland City Hall Council ChambersContact a Council Member and let them know how important the arts are to you!Other ways you can support The Crucible:Join The Crucible as a member; or step up to the next level when you renewCheck out their fundraising events and gala performances like Dracul: Prince of Fire, our next fire ballet fundraiser in JanuaryTake a class or workshop and bring your friends!Check out what our members have done with the Crucible already! Steel Necklace Giant Fractal Pie Wood Bowl

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


The Best Invention workshop ever ?

Hey, You see i am a new member around here but i have been here for a long time as a guest , i explored the site and it has some pretty need stuff around here. I tried some of it and really enjoyed it , then slowly i made it a hobby to invent things from here. Now i have a bunch of inventions and electronics lying around. Then i planned to design and make my own small invention workshop in my room, you see i don't want to take it as a full time work and keep it a hobby thats why i never made it big. So my question is now to you professionals who may have a personal workspace where they carry out there little evil works, how to design a effective and efficient workshop layout with the following things taken into considerations: - A work are where i would do the work ( Give m a list of things i should put over here) - A smooth storage area for my parts ( i am thinking of putting on my spare bed) - A display area for m inventions - And a circuit processing area (pcb) - And a enough space to sleep in. I hope you would help me and guide me through it. - Please let me know all the tools and things needed to start a invention workshop. ;) Arylic

Posted by arylic 9 years ago


Get a Jump Start on Your Project at TechShop Menlo Park This Saturday

If you have a project in mind that you want to make, but you're not sure how to get started, the folks at TechShop invite you to come to the TechShop Project Kickoff and BBQ on Saturday, October 4 from 10 AM to 5 PM at TechShop Menlo Park and get expert help.A panel of expert makers (including TechShop staff, TechShop Instructors, and TechShop's founder Jim Newton) will field your questions, offer advice, and help get you moving in the direction of success with your project, no matter how big or small.This event is free and open to everyone who has a project they want to build, and you don't need to be a TechShop member to attend. Just bring your project ideas and your thinking cap.TechShop is a membership-based DIY workshop that gives you access to tools and equipment, wide-open workspace, expert instruction, and a vibrant community of makers so you can build the things you have always wanted to make.TechShop Menlo Park Web Site: http://www.techshop.ws

Posted by TechShopJim 9 years ago


ideas for mounting a lightshade over my DJ / computer workspace from the desk?

I need a little more light to help my live video feeds to be clearer to the viewer. A small desk light is too focused on an area for what I want, and there is not the right floorstanding lamp for the purpose. so I have decided to go the custom route... I am not looking to add anything to the light circuit in the room, from the cieling rose, or the mains sockets, as tthese already have enough plugged in. I have got an led bulb - http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Unidirectional-LED-Capsule-Bulb/Pr364131000 This works fine from the external molex connector on the external back face of my computers PSU. The shade I'm going to use is this: http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/lighting/indoor-lighting/light_shades/-specificproducttype-black___white_shades/-colourderived%3Eblack/Tezz-Metal-Pendant-Shade-9956483 the problem I have is I want it to be positioned above the desk where my equipment is. I cannot fix into eiter the wall or ceiling, due to them not supporting anything of any weight, therefore it must be fixed to the desk. I have my laptop and monitor on clamp-on arms - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vertical-Monitor-Clamp-Cable-Mountain/dp/B001B7DT5E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358138450&sr=8-2 which it could be fixed to. I am also open to other ideas as well This is where I need some ideas and input on what I could use to get it in the right place. What could I use and how?

Posted by djrickdawson 5 years ago


Open Call : DIY Collab Teams

I'm working on my MFA for Design & Tech at Parsons in New York, and my thesis is on DIY collaboration teams. I propose a set of open source knowledge collaborations. The benefit will show when our innovations make it to the products we use daily. I envision the forum section as a discussion area, with the instruction set side being more of a workspace. I will also create a wiki to act as a collection of the innovations / knowledge gained from these projects. Why is this interesting? This community has a ton of potential, with users that have specialized skills in almost any industrial field. We already modify or create things as we see necessary, and teach each other what we learned in the process. I believe that if we could collaborate on focused topics there is no limit to the innovation we could produce. It doesn't make sense for product users to be left out of the design process. This is not a new idea, some of the best innovations and discoveries were made by users, not corporations. One of the benefits is that nobody would own the rights to any portion of the project, so it leaves open the possibility for further innovation from interested parties. The main theme here is interest; innovation comes from a community like ours where people are actually interested in what they do. The focus of my research is about the nature of participation within these mini-communities, however you probably know that I will not be able to just sit aside and observe. So within the next week I will be jumping in on a topic that I can contribute to. As for other topics that are proposed, I am more than happy to do whatever I can to help, and I will hook up with the teams to observe the collaborations. Anyone interested, and if so, what topic would you like to collaborate on?

Posted by pdip_stiffi 10 years ago


Creative Commons Salon: July 6th

Our friends at Creative Commons are running a salon this Tuesday, July 6th in San Francisco.  The discussion centers around online sharing and collaboration that spills over into the physical world, something we're especially excited about at Instructables.  Details below. Creative Commons Salon: We Love to Share At Creative Commons, we love to share. And while CC is primarily known for its work enabling openness and collaboration in the digital world, we're interested in how the culture of sharing is changing offline life as well. Join us at the next CC Salon in San Francisco, where we'll present three projects focused on how sharing ideas, knowledge, and even physical space can revolutionize the way people create, work, and play. The evening's presenters are Jack Herrick, founder of the collaborative how-to manual wikiHow; Clément Alteresco, COO of innovation/strategic development agency faberNovel, which founded collaborative workspace pariSoma; and Neal Gorenflo, founder of Shareable, a new magazine and online community dedicated to sharing. Date & Time • Tuesday, July 6, 2010 • 7:00-9:00 PM • $5-10 suggested donation (no one turned away) • Beverages provided • Plenty of street parking available • pariSoma is located up two steep flights of stairs, and unfortunately does not have wheelchair access at this time pariSoma Innovation Loft 
1436 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94103
 About Creative Commons: Creative Commons’ mission is to provide everyone in the world with easy, free, and legal access to knowledge and culture. Our signature tools are called Creative Commons licenses, which are free copyright licenses that creators can use to offer certain usage rights to the public, while reserving other rights. Millions of people, companies, and institutions throughout the world have used CC licenses to make their work – everything from academic coursework and scientific data to art, music, and journalism – available for free and legal sharing, use, and adaptation. http://creativecommons.org/

Posted by canida 8 years ago


(newsletter) Christmas Cannon, Giant LED, Fractal Gingerbread House...

Dec 25, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Happy holidays! The Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest is open to any project that uses tools. Share your amazing ideas by Jan. 4, and win $25,000 in Sears gift cards! Craftsman wants to see your workspace in the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space contest! Simply post pictures of your current space, or the space you wish you hand, and you're entered to win a weekly Craftsman tool prize! See who won this week! Homemade Holidays are here again! Sending some sweet custom gifts to friends and loved ones? Enter them in the Homemade Holidays: Holiday Gifts Contest and win some cool prizes!Decking the halls with some crafty creations? Enter them in the Homemade Holidays: Holiday Decorations Contest and win an awesome Dremel kit! The SANYO eneloop Battery Powered Contest winners have been announced. See who won! Christmas Cannon by fungus amungus Giant 100mm LED by guyfrom7up Pop Rivet Ice Tires for Your Road Bike by zzyzx_xyzzy Super Mario Christmas by scoochmaroo Any project that uses tools is eligible! Some great ways to use your new tools! Build a Holiday Reindeer and Sleigh by Toolmonger DIY Basic Lapdesk by kandrejk Laser Cut Gingerbread Bridge by rstraugh Make a Marshmallow Shooter by ewilhelm Full Colour Moodlamp on a Concrete Base by matthew venn Make Your Own Christmas Crackers by germanboy Touchscreen EEE for under $50! by luke Last Minute Chocolate Almonds by yngla Homemade Holidays Contests Share your gift ideas and win a coool prize! Show off your crafty creations and win a Dremel kit! Fractal Gingerbread House by fungus amungus Control Your Robot with a Wii Nunchuck by Stuart.Mcfarlan Handsew a Giant Stuffed Moustache! by jessyratfink Popup Facebook Picture by Super Cameraman Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Top 10 Instructables For the Home

Shelving, tables, lighting, and more: what better way to outfit your house with what it needs than to make the accessories yourself? Check out this list of some of the best Instructables to help improve your home.As always, they're in no particular order. Invisible Book Shelf by dorxincandeland Have an old book you're never going to read or use again? Free up some storage space and utilize that book to create a bookshelf that makes your books look like they're floating around. . &nbsp Concrete Kitchen Countertop by doubleabattery Combine the fun of DIY with the finished look of a professional product with these concrete countertops made from concrete. . &nbsp Simple Platform Bed by aeray Pick up your mattress from the floor: with only a few materials and easy steps, you can efficiently make a platform bed. For another option, try the Pipe Dream Bed. &nbsp Aquarium Coffee Table by x86Daddy You can give your living room a fishy feel with this sure-to-impress aquarium coffee table. . &nbsp Literary Clock by mdhaworth If (after the Invisible Bookshelf) you've got another book to spare, you can turn it into a timepiece perfect for any room . . &nbsp Laptop Stand by jumpfroggy Need to check the latest Instructables after you've already called it a night? This laptop stand will help you comfortably compute in bed or wherever you need a solid surface. . &nbsp Tennis Ball Chair by wholman Revamp an old chair into a stylish, comfortable work of art featuring tennis balls. . &nbsp Knife Block by engineerable A high-quality, wall-mounted knife block safely stores and organizes up to 30 knives of varying shapes and sizes. . &nbsp Minimalist Desk by arte.sano Create a functional workspace with your own very simple desk using workhorses and a door panel. . &nbsp Paper Lamp by drips Light up your house in style with this geometric table lamp made out paper, or opt for the classic Lampshade Polygon Building Kit . &nbsp Now there's no excuse for putting off those renovations. Add your other favorites below!

Posted by joshf 9 years ago


Heating options for hot bueing steel?

After moving house I am still living in a big mess of boxes that need to be unpacked, kitchen stuff be sorted and and so on... But with a big garage and proper workspace at hand it is also time to consider my options on how to create my tinker space. I would like set up a small forge later on if the landlord gives permission and that means bot blueing steel again. Which brings me to the problem of heating the nitrates :( My last setup was not only on a different continent but also totally oversized and powered by three big gas burners. This time I would like to go a bit smaller so I can use it inside the workshop. Was thinking of a max of around 8kg of nitrates that need to be heated in a safe way to melting point. Problem with that stuff is that it is not only highly corrosive but also requires quite some time and energy to melt. Using gas on such a small scale seems far to dangerous uless I include baffle plates and add several safe guards, so I would like to avoid the open flame approach here. Only reasonabe alternative that comes to my mind is electric heating. Did some small test last night outside :( Used a 2000W electric hotplate and an old stainless steel pot with about 1kg of nitrate in it. After 40 minutes there was still no real melting happening despited the entire thing padded and covered in glass wool. 20 minutes later I turned it all off and once cooled I found that only about 1cm of solid nitrate was at the bottom. If I would use a suitable container of let's say 20x10x10 cm as a small melting vessel: Could it be sufficient to use a 2000W nichrome heating element (with temp controller of course) in an insulated, forge like setup to melt the nitrate ina reasonable amount of time and be able to keep it that way once the steel is dropped in? Problem is the entire garage is already setup with power outlets and they all go to a single 10 amp breaker. I could max it out with 2400W but for obvious reasons would prefer to have some juice left for lights and other uses. If anyone here already made such a thing it would be great to hear how you solved the heating problem without waiting half a day for the stuff to melt.

Asked by Downunder35m 11 months ago


(newsletter) Cheap Welding, Squid Hat, Telekinetic Pen...

Dec 11, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Get your tools ready for the biggest building competition of the year!The Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest is open to any project that uses tools. Share your amazing ideas, and win a $20,000 Sears gift card! Craftsman is also giving you the chance to show off your workspace in the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space contest! Simply post pictures of your current space, or the space you wish you hand, and you're entered to win a weekly Craftsman tool prize! See who won this week!This is the last week to submit your best creation powered by AA, AAA, C, or D batteries for the SANYO eneloop Battery Powered Contest! The contest closes this Sunday! Homemade Holidays are here again! Decking the halls with some crafty creations? Enter them in the Homemade Holidays: Holiday Decorations Contest and win a sweet Dremel kit! Sending personalized cards to friends and loved ones? Enter them in the the Homemade Holidays: Holiday Card Contest and win some cool prizes! See who won a prize in the Homemade Holidays: Holiday Treats Contest! We've worked out a special deal for the Instructables community to get the Telekinetic Pen Kit from the Maker Shed for 20% off until Dec. 19. After ordering, use this coupon code to get the discount: TELEPEN Telekinetic Pen! by Kipkay Chocolate Peppermint Bark by canida Wearable Toy Piano by mikamika LED Projector by PuffMag1cDrag0n Any project that uses tools is eligible! Closes for entries this weekend! Cheap Welding for Punks by TimAnderson Popup Christmas Card w/ Money Pocket by belsey Water Flow Sensor and Ambient Display by staceyk Make Amazing Fire Starters by sleepismything92 Peanut Butter / Chocolate Cookie Balls by Bloonie Nintendo Keyless Entry System by action_owl Framed Color Changing LED Art by obeyken Make Your Pregnant Partner Happy by schmeese Homemade Holidays Contests Share how you send the perfect message Show off your crafty creations and win a Dremel kit! Glass Etched Glasses by evey5268 DIY Squid Hat by goosezilla Make a City Storyteller's Backpack by faizzohri Make Borax Crystal Decorations by otterhopdotcom Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Animated LED Snowflake, Mocha Latte, Mug Brownie...

Dec 4, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Get your tools ready for the biggest building competition of the year!The Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest is open to any project that uses tools. Share your amazing ideas, and win a $20,000 Sears gift card! Craftsman is also giving you the chance to show off your workspace in the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space contest! Simply post pictures of your current space, or the space you wish you hand, and you're entered to win a weekly Craftsman tool prize!Homemade Holidays are here again!Sending personalized cards to friends and loved ones? Enter them in the the Homemade Holidays: Holiday Card Contest and win some cool prizes! Making something sweet for the holidays? Then enter it in the Homemade Holidays: Holiday Treats Contest and win a custom laser-etched rolling pin!We're giving you one more week to submit your best creation powered by AA, AAA, C, or D batteries for the SANYO eneloop Battery Powered Contest! The new deadline is Dec. 14.The winners of the DIY Halloween Contest have been announced! See who won! Color a robot and send it in to help us decorate Eric's office! DIY Halloween Contest Winners. See who won! Animated Christmas LED Snowflake by unusualelectronics Save $11,644.07 on designer lighting! by edwinston14 Paper Snowflakes by CYNICALifornia Any project that uses tools is eligible! Extended for one week! Mug Brownie by Spastic Run Video and Data Through Ethernet by mixadj Christmas Ping-pong Lights by amaze1 Bring Dead Ni-Cad Batteries Back To Life by Plasmana Tatted Mask by TotusMel Build a "Baghdad Battery" by IanW Holiday Orange Wedges! by ehensel1 Make a New Keypad for an Electronic Lock by OldGrover Homemade Holidays Contests Share how you send the perfect message Win a custom laser-engraved rolling pin. Ends this weekend! Chocolate Frappuccino Mocha Latte by flio191 Duct Tape Messenger Bag + Hardware by neumaics Delicious Chocolate Chapstick Honey Balm by belsey Nifty 3D Christmas Tree Cookies by DotatDabbled Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago