DIY Hacks and How Tos

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Do you know if there will be a K'nex contest later this year?

I don't really know. I am not involved in the contest scheduling. If you want, you can ask the contest manager Celeste

Thanks, I'll ask her!

Does it take you a long time to make sure that they are sure to work?

Every project is different. Some work right away. Others take a lot of modification. Some keep working for years. Others last only a few hours. The uncertainty makes it really interesting.

I would like to see if you can help me with some inventions ideas I have and turn me in the right direction like manufacturing fundinoug , appreciate send a contact number and a direct e mail to contact you that has a great knowledge on inventions and similar

Thank you will await for your answer Alberto C Pena 206 779 3299 can also txt me

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)  AlbertoP402 months ago

Just send me a message on Instructables.

Thorhammerfoe3 months ago

First I'd like to say you post some awesome stuff. Very inspiring. Your remote cannon gave me a great idea, and I based my current build off of it. So all credit to you.

As I said, based off your idea, I am trying to build a pneumatic device to replicate a boom for some military training (you probably heard of camp atterbury in Indiana) as a safer alternative to the pyrotechnics we've been using. It'll have some cork and flour in it. I am using a brass orbit electronic anti siphon valve (24v) to withstand the higher pressures needed for simulation, along with the tank and pipes being all metal. I've tested it with a motor cycle battery and pressure plate, and that works fine. However. I am running into an issue with initiating remotely. The remote cues (quantumfire) don't have enough power to activate the valve. Do you have any recommendations for this issue?

I think the operating range will be about 300 psi to start with and see if the effect is satisfactory. Will post when prost when finished. Thanks again!

happyhippy13 months ago

great instructables where ddo you get such great ideas?

Lots of practice. The more you make things, the more ideas you get.

Hello Jason,

If you are the editor that featured my project, I just wanted to say thank you! It really means alot to me that you did so. Your projects also look great. Have a nice day.

Crazy pigeon5 months ago

I can see your in to tech. nice instructables!

remedios6675 months ago

I'm pretty "old school" when it comes to electronics....sort of slow to adopt Arduino when most of the same effects can be done with a few basic logic chips and a 555 timer. That being said, I do like the way your brain works.

remedios6675 months ago

I just scanned through your instructables, see many that I want to explore further. I have quite a few unfinished projects that I had to put on the shelf because I couldn't find some basic information, already I see quite a few solutions from your post's. I'll stay in touch, maybe we can collaborate.

remedios6675 months ago


It's good to have someone outside of my immediate family looking at this (apparently I've had a lot of views, but few comments)... if you get a chance visit my "You Tube" channel (bob667) some older projects with lot's of lights and sound effects. Woulld love to have an audience.