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I've had a few co-workers solve it within 30 seconds. I've had others take a lot longer. I think the pressure of someone watching you try to solve it doesn't help. Kinda funny though...
Nice project and I like your writing style :)
Nice ideas. I found an Impact screwdriver works very well.
Pretty nice idea. Add more pictures. A video of it working would also help.
First, that's a nice looking chair! Here is my constructive feed back. Although the video was nicely produced, I felt like I was being sold a product. You might want to tone down the advertising on future videos. Next, although I think it's cool that you combined 3D printing and laser cutting, I think the overall build is above the skill set and budget for the typical Instructables viewer. Anyway, these comments are minor and I feel it should have been featured. Keep up the good work.
I document most of my projects in CAD. For me, it's easier to create CAD and better for the reader to see actual dimensions versus using words to describe something. I usually take a few pictures during the build but always take nice pictures of the completed project at the end.
Yeah, some people get it instantly. I've had others that still haven't figure it out.
We have a winner! I will send you a PM tonight. Question: Did you solve it by hand or use code?
Yes, fewer blocks make it easier. 7 block versions are pretty common. You should make an 11 or 13 block for the math teachers :). Another option is use words instead of numbers. As for bungee cords, you can buy them on Ebay or Amazon. I bought a 5 pack from Walmart for about $3.
Yeah, it's pretty challenging to do by hand. Being lazy, I used excel to come up with the combinations.
Yeah, I just don't have the patience for painting. However, it wasn't as hard as painting the dots on dominoes :).
Nope. You must solve all 4 sides. The numbers also need to be in order.
Nice job - that's pretty cool looking! There are a couple of smart things you did that others may neglect. The first was the use of an LED bulb which keeps the heat down. The second was the use of ABS over PLA. Another good choice due to the higher melting temperature. If someone builds this same project with PLA and a incandescent light bulb, expect a blob of PLA after an hour of use.
First of all, you are very artistic! The pictures and videos were nice as well. This is not a big deal but you might want to consider breaking the steps out instead of numbering the pictures. Nice job!
Math Snake Puzzle
Math Snake PuzzleView Instructable »
You're welcome. It looks good!
Yep, you need two slides.
I took it to work today. The average solution time was about 5 minutes.
That works :)
Sounds like the Instructables website team could use you :).
Thanks. I haven't had anyone figure it out yet either. Although my only subjects are my kids. I will bring it to work tomorrow.
Thanks. Both of my kids said "I didn't know I was allowed to push the rope through the hole" once I showed them the solution. My daughter said that's cheating!
Choosing a Camera, Tools and Supplies
Rope PuzzleView Instructable »
That's funny as hell!
I post on multiple sites. I always start with Instructables since I feel the layout and ease of use are top notch. From there, I post pictures and a very brief description of my the projects on forums with a link to the Instrucables in case someone wants more info. BTW, there is a forum for almost any topic you can imagine. For me, I post mostly on woodworking sites and the feedback is really constructive. Pinterest, Hometalk and WikiHow are few sites where you can get ideas and share your projects. If you don't mind harsh comments and middle school humor, Imgur and Reddit are good platforms.
The inlay was a great idea. That looks really nice!
Thanks. That's a good suggestion. Since it is inside at the moment, I will need a tray to capture any excess water.
That looks so much better than wood filler. I can't believe I never thought of that!
Thank you. I'm thinking about making mini versions for gifts.
That is truly an awesome project. Thanks for posting.
It was there before the new profile changes. There was a percentage next to your username. I thought it was a good idea to keep the quality higher and a guideline to see if you should follow someone.
Succulent Planter From Pallets
Succulent Planter from PalletsView Instructable »
I don't think so. It looks like you covered everything in detail. Also, I think you did a nice job!
Yeah, most of my projects are closer to 1%. I have a few that are in the 3% range. I don't recall which projects were picked up in the newsletter, featured on front page or placed on Instructables other spots (Facebook, Tumbler, etc). I assume instructables could add that metric (views/favorites) on your profile. BTW, I just noticed that the "percent featured" number has gone away with the new profile page.
I have judged a few contest and have never considered views or favorites. I have to admit that I only skim each project during the judging process. I always read the intro and then check to see if they detailed enough to build it but I mostly look at the pictures.As for views vs. favorites, Yonatan brought up good points. Your views will go up if your project is picked up by outside sites (Reddit, Facebook, etc.). The little graph plot icon next to "about this instructable" shows the outside sources. There is a good chance that these people do not have instructables accounts and therefore won't add you as a favorite. It interesting that the grand prize winner of this contest did have an exceptionally high ratio at about 8.6%. My best projects have only run close to 3%.B...see more »I have judged a few contest and have never considered views or favorites. I have to admit that I only skim each project during the judging process. I always read the intro and then check to see if they detailed enough to build it but I mostly look at the pictures.As for views vs. favorites, Yonatan brought up good points. Your views will go up if your project is picked up by outside sites (Reddit, Facebook, etc.). The little graph plot icon next to "about this instructable" shows the outside sources. There is a good chance that these people do not have instructables accounts and therefore won't add you as a favorite. It interesting that the grand prize winner of this contest did have an exceptionally high ratio at about 8.6%. My best projects have only run close to 3%.BTW, you beat me in the contest...I only got a shirt :).
Nice looking project!
Quick and Cheap
PVC pipe flanges would be an easy solution. However, they cost around $7 each.https://www.mcmaster.com/#plastic-pipe-flanges/=16...You could make square blocks with a 3/4" hole in the center from a scrap 2x4. If you can't find scrap, purchase a 2x4 x 96" for around $3. You should be able to get at 25 blocks from a single board ($0.12/block).
I like it. Nice job!
Yeah, marking and painting the dots was a pain in the a**. I would definitely make a template if I ever built more than one set. BTW, I'm thinking about 3D printing a template for another project.
Thanks. I see an instructable in your future :).
Thanks. The good news is that the dowels are easy to re-make. I cut mine slightly long and sanded to fit.
I like the color combo. How is solving going?
Nice job. The video was nicely done as well.
That does sound fun.
Welding Scrap Metal Motorcycle
I totally understand. I hate the cold. My workshop is in the basement.
Sorry, the link was blown away. I added the actual PDFs to the last step. Feel free to download.
Yeah, about 2.5 times more area than a standard size. The XLarge is 18 times bigger.
Thanks. I agree that scale is hard to judge from the pictures. I tried placing the Xlarge version on furniture and next to a banana to get some type of reference. Unfortunately, I can't meet your request at the mosince I don't own a regular set of dominoes. Step 4 shows the dimensions of the various sizes if that helps.
Ok, that entertained me :). BTW, I was not expecting that sound from the video.
Can't go wrong with gears. I like it!
How about a shot glass?
Thanks. I router bit is a good idea - saves you from filling the spade bit hole
Great tutorial. The videos were a nice touch.
Nice job and thanks for the idea! I used it for the Remix Contest. https://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Dominoes-Fro...
Large Dominoes From Pallets
Large Dominoes from PalletsView Instructable »
Nice job and good ideas on the build!
Not on my version. I can't get the two end pieces to fit as you have shown. Check your dimensions.
Not popcorn - popcorn shoots - see link
Hit the heart button at the top. There is also a vote button :)
I guess it depends on your reference. I visit quite a few woodworking forums and this would definitely be considered a beginner project to that group. BTW, I would consider myself to be an amateur woodworker at best. Although building this was tedious, it's actually not too hard if you have patience.
Thank you. I look forward to seeing your creation!
I don't think growing the hybridized popcorn to maturity will be productive because corn needs to mature all at the same exact time to get fully filled out ears. There would be differences in the maturity because the popcorn seed would have different genetics. Good luck spouting the sunflower seeds!
My next project will involve pallets. That topic seems to bring out forum truths as well :).
I just checked the price of these online...$67 for 4 ozs...ouch!
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