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ewilhelm7 years ago
I have made gmjhowe a moderator of the chat room. He has agreed to act very professionally, and to remind people of the be nice policy, if necessary. Please return the favor by keeping the dialog constructive, productive, and pleasant.

Isn't Bumpus also a mod?
of course he cant,hes the good guy
What the?
someone is just jealous
he is, appointed by jake
My comment reply to yours got deleted................
I bet this will too
ll.13 ewilhelm7 years ago
Congrats on the promotion! =]
lucky! I was just wondering if there were any instructables chat room mods at least I'm on good terms with gmjhowe

Shareit for pc try this out its nice website

Dear 'instructables' people,

I need a specific device for my audio recording project. I can not find it in the market place as my device (LEXICON MX400) is about 8 years old... so becoming unsupported in the HIDef audiofile arena.

What do I want? I want an S/Pdif to USB interface specifically : two s/pdif in & two s/pdif out going through a converter to a USB high-speed input on my laptop.

I can find numerous examples of 'USB to s/pdif'... ergo USB (out of a computer) to single S/Pdif ins (hi def audio systems)... but I need to go the other way around: from my hi quality mixing device (the Lexicon MX400) using it's s/pdif outs (2 of for quadraphonic sound) through a converter (of hi quality with low jitter) to a hi speed USB (usb2 or 3) input of a laptop.

I have found I can buy external sound cards like the 'old' MBOX (with it's s/pdif in & outs) that would suffice, but these are only SINGLE s/pdif ins & outs meaning I can only make stereo recordings & can not utilise the full power of my unit to make full quadrophonic recordings; which is what I want to do... get all Pink Floyd about my sound.

Any help will be graciously enjoyed. Thank you for reading my note. Regards D.O.

Hello Danny,

You'll probably get more viewers and maybe even good responses if you start your own topic. Good luck!

would be nice

DJ Radio7 years ago
I cant get on the chat. It keeps telling me im "Terminated". Is this a prank?
PKM xACIDITYx7 years ago
I believe the IRC channel have blocked the Mibbit web client because too many spammers were using it, or something like that. I found an alternative web client a while back but that also got blocked (for "racism"). I suspect the web client channels the traffic to the IRC channel through a particular IP or IP range, which was blocked for someone being racist on it so now the whole web client doesn't work. The easiest solution is to install a client on your computer, like mIRC or Pidgin or something.
Derin PKM7 years ago
Here is a webchat from Freenode themselves:
<iframe src="http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=instructables" width="647" height="400"></iframe>

lol, your html code didn't work with you.

you do know that you are talking to someone who hasn't posted for 5 years

paqrat PKM6 years ago
tried to get to the chatroom through mirc but kept getting diconnected. Said a software disconnect but I've been on two other servers tonight with no problems. Does the channel not like mirc either. I think it was attempting to join through port 7000. Could that be the problem? Mirc listed the freenode server in its server list
its the mibbit one im having problems with
Something going on with mibbit that freenode did not like so it banned connections from there.
.  That's why I didn't give you a link to Mibbit. ;)
ya thats like the same thing thats nearly goin on for me..
It's a bug which needs to be fixed. Try http://webchat.freenode.net as a web workaround.
Enter username and #instructables for the channel.
After a bit of research, I found out that Freenode closed connections to Mibbit due to abuse. The alternate URL is timing out as well, so that makes the IRC useless.
Derin Berkin7 years ago
<iframe src="http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=instructables" width="647" height="400"></iframe> If an admin adds this,it will work.
It's timing out.
Dangit, im getting a page load error. "The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression."
same prob
get back in here!
Berkin DJ Radio7 years ago
Aha, I have the same problem!

Hello every one. I'm new here and I'm really excited to share the knowledge with all of you. I have a new topic named (

3 Axis Rotating Flight Simulation Rig) and I would really apreciate your input on it


dbueltel1 year ago

Can a 12v battery be wired to a 20amp toggle switch???

dbueltel1 year ago

Can a 12v battery be wired to a 20amp toggle switch?

what is this

what is this

62bailey1 year ago

I am trying to use vixen and neeb som help on the programing in a slow maner i have vixen and net fremework 2.0 loaded so can any body help thanks

Somebody really needs to Design an app where you can design and create structures and things in 3D. Kinda like a google sketchup for your smartphone, so that instead of pictures I can post a *insert app name here* file and you load it up and you get to see what i'm trying to make in a better sense, then criticize it and post your own creation of how I could do it better.

Trying to explain things in words just frustrates me. Plus sketchup can be just downright difficult to use, so guess im going for an easier/ more user friendly version of sketchup thats really simple to design things with.

If there is something like this out there, please let me know what it is and why nobody uses it? maybe somebody can simplify it for use on instructables and just in general.

inventor 3d or 3d cad. it works with auto cad really expensive though. there is a trial but I think it needs to work with auto cad


I feel like im going to end up using them all! lmao



I feel like im going to end up using them all! lmao

elilco1 year ago

Hi guys,

I'm trying to setup my home aquaponics automation and im very new to this. i followed instructions on how to setup me water temperature sensor with LCD display and that's working beautifully.
Now i want to add code lines for low temperature to activate a relay and high temperature turn off the relay. my relay is on digital 8
here's my code so far its the 3rd and 4th attachments i'm trying to add variables to turn on and off a relay on digital pin 8 and i just dont know how to write it.
can anyone give me some help with this. heres my code so far:

// LCD Thermostat

#include <OneWire.h>

#include <LiquidCrystal.h>

// Connections:

// rs (LCD pin 4) to Arduino pin 12

// rw (LCD pin 5) to Arduino pin 11

// enable (LCD pin 6) to Arduino pin 10

// LCD pin 15 to Arduino pin 13

// LCD pins d4, d5, d6, d7 to Arduino pins 5, 4, 3, 2

LiquidCrystal lcd(12, 11, 10, 5, 4, 3, 2);

int backLight = 13; // pin 13 will control the backlight

OneWire ds(8); // ds18b20 pin #2 (middle pin) to Arduino pin 8

byte i;

byte present = 0;

byte data[12];

byte addr[8];

int HighByte, LowByte, SignBit, Whole, Fract, TReading, Tc_100, FWhole;

void setup(void) {

pinMode(backLight, OUTPUT);

digitalWrite(backLight, HIGH); // turn backlight on. Replace 'HIGH' with 'LOW' to turn it off.

lcd.begin(2,16); // rows, columns. use 2,16 for a 2x16 LCD, etc.

lcd.clear(); // start with a blank screen

lcd.setCursor(0,0); // set cursor to column 0, row 0

if ( !ds.search(addr)) {

lcd.clear(); lcd.print("No more addrs");





if ( OneWire::crc8( addr, 7) != addr[7]) {

lcd.clear(); lcd.print("CRC not valid!");





void getTemp() {

int foo, bar;




present = ds.reset();



for ( i = 0; i < 9; i++) {

data[i] = ds.read();


LowByte = data[0];

HighByte = data[1];

TReading = (HighByte << 8) + LowByte;

SignBit = TReading & 0x8000; // test most sig bit

if (SignBit) {

TReading = -TReading;


Tc_100 = (6 * TReading) + TReading / 4; // multiply by (100 * 0.0625) or 6.25

Whole = Tc_100 / 100; // separate off the whole and fractional portions

Fract = Tc_100 % 100;

if (Fract > 49) {

if (SignBit) {


} else {




if (SignBit) {

bar = -1;

} else {

bar = 1;


foo = ((Whole * bar) * 18); // celsius to fahrenheit conversion section

FWhole = (((Whole * bar) * 18) / 10) + 32;

if ((foo % 10) > 4) { // round up if needed




void printTemp(void) {



lcd.print("Temp is: ");


if (SignBit) {




lcd.print(" C / ");


lcd.print(" F");


void loop(void) {





Kiteman elilco1 year ago

Hi, since this is a [very] old topic, you'd be better off starting your own topic in the Tech forum. Just click here:


MENEATER1 year ago

Do I have to wait for 6 years long?

MENEATER1 year ago

Is this Chatting Room?



JM19992 years ago


arunn19862 years ago


i was hoping if you guys could help me out with suggestions on how to transmit sound through wireless sound transmitters .

1. equipment needed.

2. the concept.

my requirement is that i need a device which kept in a place ( sort of hearing aid) can standby for 24 hrs.. and i can record the sounds recieved at that location wirelessly at somewhere around 10 to 20 mtres. ...


angpal592 years ago
I guess im on the wrong website, no help here but a bunch of high school kids. Ill try somewhere else, maybe they can help me.
angpal592 years ago
I hope somebody out there knows the answer, the other day my Gateways cpu fan was kind of reving sporadically so I say what the heck, I take the sides off it and unclipped the cpu fan so I could blow everything out with some compressed air, ok, everything looks good, put it back together, NOTHING BUT A HIGH REVING FAN that never reved back down and that was the end of it, no lights, no beeps, no nothing. I take another sata HD that I know is good, same thing, but now check this out, I have one of those adapters where you can hook to a sata with 2 usb plugs and plug it into another comp, so I take my HD off the Gateway I just blew out and hooked it to the adapter and nothing, but that other HD drive showed up ok, I am one confused SOB. The best part is its under warranty, but wouldnt you agree Im missing something here, something just isnt right. And before you asked if about the troubleshooting, I think I covered most, taking everything off but the monitor, unpligging it, holding power button for 30 secs. switched ram, completely moved ram, completely removed HD. No beeps No lights no nothing. Now on this particular monitor it has the button on top where you push down and the light is on top, but there is a little blinking light facing you right underneath the button but while the fan just blows on high and never revs down that light just blinks at the same pace continuously. Im getting ready to pack it up but I have this gut feeling im missing something only because it was working until I blew it out.Unless its all a coincidence. Please weigh in, Thanks angpla59
Sorunome2 years ago
The mibbit one could be removed as freenode blocked mibbit connections.
tumidaj3 years ago
grats! :)
bk-bear3 years ago
hi i have a question. do someone know instructible our a sight about how to build some sort of rfid or radio transmitter that can be activated by an cell phone and then tracked from a computer or something.
my neighbors atv got stolen yesterday and i don`t want my to get stolen and a new system is far to expensive so i was going to build one my self nut i don`t now how.
please help me:)
Kiteman bk-bear3 years ago
Hi, bk-bear,

I can't help directly, but there are people here who can. You need to do two things:

1. Use the search box at the top-right of the page.

2. Start a new topic in the "technology" forum, so that the right people see your question. This topic is *about* the chat room, it isn't a chat room itself.

See: http://www.instructables.com/edit/new?type=forumTopic&categoryGroup=all&category=all
angpal593 years ago
Hello everybody, I have a question. I have a spy gear video remote control RC ATV Tank I got off ebay and it works ok, I was able to view it on my old sony vaio desktop through gigapocket if anybody is familiar with that. But anyway the video comes in pretty good but the tracking is off a little. I opened it up and turned a few pots but to no avail. anybody have any ideas? It has a thumb know on the side of the controller which I believe was for this tracking but it does nothing. Do you think replacing that might help?
logicrules3 years ago
While some may find their music very soothing to them in most cases it is not only annoying but distracting as well. In my case whenever I view an ible and hear music being played I immediately close it. Either one is presenting a musical ible or a tech ible. Make up your mind.
Are you moaning about the sound-tracks on people's videos?

If so, you picked the wrong topic - this is a topic about a chat-room that works off-site.

I suggest you start a new topic, as I do not recall the subject being raised before.
vince263 years ago
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Quadry3 years ago
Hi everyone am new here also new to building ROBOT please who can help me out
iproberry14 years ago
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GASSYPOOTS4 years ago
i turned my dsi into a windows XP LOL :D
ntuli5 years ago
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Dr. Pepper5 years ago
I can't get on the 2nd one.
yeah, it says "terminated"?
Jayefuu dombeef5 years ago
web.freenode.net still works
aliibaba5 years ago
does anyone know how i can connect a FSR force sensor to a digital alarm clock ?
williejw5 years ago
Does anybody have any instructions on how to make a model for ERNEST RUTHERFORDS goldfoil experiment.
Flagged as "inappropriate" since it has nothing to do with the forum topic. Please see my other response to your duplicated post.
Three years old and I never saw this...
Wow, only 3 years old, amazing.

Oh wait, you mean you have been "around for 3 years" ...sorry, my mistake ;-)
i don;t know how to use a chat room
janesan_145 years ago
Hi, Janesan.

(You'll get more people saying hello if you start a new topic (see the Submit button at the top of every page, or the New Topic button at the top of the list of topics), or join in the actual chatroom).

kcls6 years ago
Hello people of the chat room! Here is what is working for me. The first one works. You enter your gender and age and then your in. Too chat you will need to enter a user name. The second one, mibbit, doesn't work. It just says "terminated". Don't use it. The third one works the best. Just enter in a user name and your in. Hope I could help!
nominds6 years ago
i have sony car stereo cassete player, i wanto it convert to a amplifer.,how do i do it., where should search for this situation
Derin7 years ago
Tomcat94 Derin7 years ago
nice pic.
Thanks. Metal Gear 'Ible Robot! :D
Think you could make a halo one?
Sure, why not? I'll try that later on. I'm going on vacation right now.
Derin Tomcat947 years ago
Go bacck on topic!!! O RLY?
DJ Radio Derin7 years ago
do not try to restart that....
O RLY? :-)