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Thank you, this looks like it could work!
Haha! That's exactly what I was planning to do! Ultrasonic sensor and have it green if I'm outside my garage, yellow when I'm halfway in, and green when I'm far enough inside to close the door. This may be easier than I thought, *wink wink* Sounds like you're way ahead of me!
LIGHT BOX - a portable bluetooth speaker with vu meter
This is great work, I've been looking to add a vu meter with 4 or 5 leds to the mouth of my audio junkbot. http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Junkbot/Do you have any good resources where I could learn how to create a very basic vu meter?
I like it! I ordered the parts, and they just came in yesterday. I'll be giving it a try. I can't believe how tiny this camera is!
Arduino Traffic Light Controller
This is great! I've been looking for something like this. I too have a traffic light just sitting in my garage doing nothing. I'd like to wire it up to make it active when I hit the button for my garage door to open it up. This should be a perfect starting point! Thanks!
Awesome! That looks great!
Wow I had no idea you could do this. Does this also mean you could grow a full corn plant this way too? I'm guessing popping corn is very different than the typical corn we eat.
I'd be interested in some links for the pump for sure. I can think of a few great other things that would be great with such a tiny pump like that.
Electric Pump Water Pistol
This looks like a lot of fun! I love how you basically built it from scratch! The only thing that really puts me off is the price of the materials.If I wanted to make one of these I'd be in for over $70....... YIKES!
Water Level Detector
This is a great creative use of 3D printing!
3d Printed Replacement Puzzle Piece
Nice! I have an old smoke detector I'll have to play around with. You mentioned you found a way to change pitch easily but I didn't see where you said how to do it. Also, I'm curious can't you just apply a voltage to the buzzer directly for some sound?
Epoxy Wire Bowl
Wow, you've made an incredible piece! I'm absolutely blown away. This is beautiful!
Ocean Waves in a bottle (Video)
Lubricate Metal and Inhibit Rust With Moly.
This is wonderful! I lol'd at the cover photo.
Cloning Your BambooView Instructable »
This is excellent, thanks for sharing!
Supplying Power to a Rotating Object, Wirelessly!
Ready to Fly? DIY Cheap FPV Mini Drone
I had put it in the freezer with plans to take it out once it was cool. I forgot about it and went to get it out. I noticed it was still liquid and picked it up. When I uncapped it, it suddenly started rapidly freezing just like in the video. I was freaking out.
That's a great tip! Thanks!
Fair enough, I was asking mainly because I know there are a lot of people who go a bit further in finishing the boards, maybe planing them or cutting them down, or sanding them. You would definitely want to remove the nails for that to avoid damaging your tools.
Yes it is, you may notice its a winner in the Remix 2.0 contest. A contest where you base your instructable off a similar one that's inspired you.
Instructables is about showing people what you've made. It doesn't matter whether the parts you've used are unique or not. There is always plenty to learn from other people that you can use for your own work. Telling someone they are a waste of space does nothing helpful toward building the community or providing a good place for people to share. There's no place for comments like that here.
This is a far better solution than trying to pry them apart. Do you have any tips on removing the nails once you've done your cutting?
The First 3D Printed Prosthetic Stretched Lobe
Nice work, I like that this would allow people to change the look of their lobes at will. Definitely thinking outside the box with this one. Well done!
Concrete and Wood Slab Table
How to Make USB Killer From Bug Zapper Racket !
Interesting... but suspiciously similar to what was just recently submitted by someone else.http://www.instructables.com/id/Fidget-Toy-Hand-Spinner/
It's like a modern day Teddy Ruxpin!
Animate a Billy Bass Mouth With Any Audio Source
Golf Ball Puzzle
This is great! My grandfather had one like this when I was younger and it was devilishly hard but possible to do. I remember getting it, then setting it down and telling him not to touch it ever again. Haha! I'm going to see if he still has it and try to get the dimensions of the glass.
Spectacular design! This came out perfectly and the bearings fit like magic. One question, the file printed with only 2 of the caps. Can you share a file for just the cap pieces? Thanks for sharing, your design of this piece is top notch!
Rings and Chain Fidget
Smart LED Window
Awesome! What if you had a 12v solar panel outside somewhere that was directly connected to your LED strip? That way it would power your LED's and always keep them lit in direct comparison to how light it was outside?
Wow I see so many comments like "why don't you just drill holes?" and it makes me sad that every single one of those people is completely missing the point. I'm betting next time you want to make something like the cool trashcan, your kid will be begging to help, have fun, and learn about electronics and how things work. This project while it may be an overkill solution to a simple problem, is still freakin awesome! I love to see people taking things apart and building new functional devices with them. Great work!
DIY Fire Breathing Halloween Skull - Remote Controlled
Clumsy House Decorator Costume.
Fidget toy hand spinner
Dark and Eerie Fish Tank
This is wonderful! You did an amazing job of creating an eerie scene. Great job on the details with the leaf litter and scaling the larger things towards the front to create a forced perspective. I love it!
Also a great visual demonstration of what happens if you overload an electrical circuit!
Awesome! That's a really creative use for 2 completely unrelated things! I like it! I wonder how it will look as the copper starts to tarnish. You could let it tarnish as part of the look, or you could buff it really shiny and cover it with a clear coat to keep the copper color, OR you could heat it up to change the color completely. Nice job. You have my vote!
Most likely yes, but sometimes people use shiny surfaces like mirrors underneath objects so you can light them better or so you can see more of them. I guess you could always spray the cd with a coat of paint before you attached it!
This is a great way to make a rotating platform for displaying 3d objects or photographing them. It is also a great possibility for 3d scanning.
Lazy Susan With Old CDs and a HDD Motor
Very interesting, have you attached the .stl files here anywhere?
Great job on this. Thanks for sharing your knowledge here.
Faux Cactus W/ Zip Tie Thorns
How have I not seen this before? This is great! I think it would come out really cool too if you made a bigger one, and used a shampoo bottle to wrap the pipe cleaner around to get a good cactus shape. Awesome job, this is really creative!
Oh I voted for this btw! Good luck!
The Persistence of Memory Cake
Oh man! This is seriously incredible! You took a 2d painting and turned it into a tiny 3d model (and made it a cake no less) I absolutely love it! The finished cake looks like a painting itself. Fantastic work! You've got my vote.
Excellent job! I commend you for not only helping your kids with their needs, but teaching them and allowing them to know they have control over building their own creations to help themselves in life situations. I've worked with many kids who have had autism or Asperger's in the past and an overwhelming majority of them show affinity for taking things apart, tinkering, and building things from the pieces. I was actually thinking of doing something similar to this by buying a pair of bluetooth headphones so they could be wireless! Nicely done to both of you!
If you have really bad smells and you haven't added any meat or anything, I would say that your compost is much too wet. Try adding sawdust like was mentioned above, you may also want to add better drainage so your compost only holds the moisture the material inside will allow it to, instead of your compost container keeping liquid in. It's also a possibility that your compost does not have enough oxygen and might be going anaerobic. Anaerobic digestion is some nasty smelling stuff.
How to Make Your Own Worbla
VU Meter - LED Noise-o-Meter for Classrooms
Nice work sir! Good to see you keep working on your bus! Thanks for sharing!
Add a rapid-fire button to your mouse using a 555 timer
Very nice! It seems to me that with a little extra design it would be possible to use the water box as a stand for the planter. Also I believe the link to your etsy store is broken!
Hack Any Tape Player Into a Guitar Amp
Foam RC Airboat Build DIY
Great idea! With a large enough racket or small enough drone, would the frame of the racket act as a guard for the props?
Raquette Drone or Racket Racer
Oh man, I was SO researching that. I had a few ideas about doing it. One was to actually put a small cow inside so you could see the shadow. The other was to 3d print the tube just like a lithophane. The only problem with that was that I couldn't find any 3d software that would allow me to create a lithophane on a cone shaped tube. I did find one that would do it around a tube shape, but that wasn't quite good enough!
The beam does not get hot at all. Maybe I could just draw with a sharpie on the inside of it if I printed one large enough.
Hey nice work! These are pretty cool!
Thanks for the extra info, and by no means do I intend to come across as insulting. I re-read my earlier post and it sounded much harsher than I meant it to. So I apologize for that. What I should have said was your instructable is filled with excellent info, but it would be better served by organizing it into more digestable sections. It really is fascinating stuff though, so please continue and do share your new discoveries in the future!
Digger 2.0 - Childrens Toy
Very interesting, however a long and tedious read. At the end of it all I'm still not quite sure why we should want to make these crystals or what we can do with them? Maybe a future instructable?
Passive Solar Water Heater
Very cool. I used to doodle during classes, I found it helped me listen well and stave off the boredom of lectures. I ended up with similar designs covering my folders. I saved a few of them after being surprised at how cool they looked.
I hadn't ever heard of this either, and especially enjoy seeing a how-to of a new hobby at the same time I learn about it for the first time.
Lint Roller Patio Screen Cleaner
My Ray Gun From Found Objects
Awesome. Reminds me of the Foo Fighters album. Very nice piece.
Phantom 2 Vision Plus Bait Drop Mechanism
This is most excellent. I've been looking forward to people doing stuff like this with phantoms. Do you know of the phantom having any unused channels for adding similar devices like lights or speakers that could be controlled remotely? I'm especially interested in using mine to be able to play sounds to scare geese off my pond.
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