Instructables: question - workshop Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:31:10 PST BLOX v1.01 Replacement suction motor housing? Stan1y I have a couple of motors and fans from domestic vacuum cleaners that got their casings damaged beyond(main user acceptable) repair. Having just started using a router, my next project has to be a cyclonic dust collector. Rather than used the current domestic vacuum I'd like to utilise one of the sa...
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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:54:40 PST
rewind Solenoid? lam.huuminh.3 Dear All .. My original solenoid winding by awg 30 magnet wire,  now I would like to  rewind new  with 2 x awg 33 So please help me to know : -The new (2x awg 33 )  they power as identical  as  1x awg 30  magnet wire? Thank you so much .
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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:26:16 PST
Installing LED strip lights under deck railing using batteries. Kashmerem Hello! I would like to install roughly 5.5' Of LED strip lights beneath my deck railing for nightime use. Can anyone recommend an LED strip lighting system with the appropriate specs to light the deck beneath and the battery set up needed for such a system (preferably using C batteries or smaller)? ...
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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:13:48 PST
Smart car 2002 headlight change? Minniehil I can't find any instruction on the internet how to change the light on my Smart car (year 2002). I also do not have an Operator Manual to give me an indication. Please help!!!
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Mon, 9 Jan 2017 06:22:42 PST
how do i make a hollow, see-through sphere? pepper50
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Sun, 8 Jan 2017 10:00:50 PST
micrometer caliper RAR60 How to read in inches a Vernier Caliper  without a dial?
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Sun, 8 Jan 2017 07:50:20 PST
How can I improve efficiency of a Hydraulic ram pump (Hydram) ?? Rahul - S We are working on our college design project. We want to design, fabricate and test the pump. Our goal is to make an efficient pump and an improvised version if possible. Can anyone suggest any idea about improving Hydram pump. Also if you have any data, calculations, design procedure related to th...
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Sat, 7 Jan 2017 22:24:17 PST
What am I doing wrong with Lost PLA investment casting (aluminum)? als_liahona I've tried several times to get lost PLA investment casting to work, but it never turns out great.  In the photos you see an attempt at casting some 3D printed pulleys.  Interestingly enough, the one furthest from the sprue turned out the best, but there are still pieces missing and the details aren...
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Fri, 6 Jan 2017 13:53:51 PST
Forge Ventilation help? Squibo Hi all, Due to location & noise, in order to continue using my coke forge and anvil I must move indoors, into the shed to be precise. I know it sounds a bit crazy attempting to run a coke forge in quite a confined (10-14 m3), fairly air tight space, but I have researched thoroughly the dangers a...
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Fri, 6 Jan 2017 07:25:01 PST
Where's my "Favorites" or "Collections"?? shaunvis ​I want to use this site, but it's a PITA for reasons like this. I find an instructible I want to check out later, or maybe plan on doing over the weekend. But unless I bookmark the page, I can't find it again. ​ - ​I've added things to "Favorites", but can't find where I can view my favorites. ​- ...
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Thu, 5 Jan 2017 07:13:46 PST
Latex paint vs acrylic emulsion ? rickharris This has bugged me for a while. I see reference to Latex pain in the USA - Does anyone know if this is the same as what we Brits call acrylic emulsion paint? The only Latex paint I am aware of in the UK is masonry paint.
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Wed, 4 Jan 2017 05:51:09 PST
Is an aluminium bullet good for range and spiraling in a spud gun ? Ben Huber
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Mon, 2 Jan 2017 09:36:19 PST
Alternator to generate power? HermannR6 If got an old car alternator and want to connect it to a battery, I'm using a waterfall to turn a bicycle weel with blades, to turn the alternator. is the slow speed going to be a problem?
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Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:26:33 PST
What is this tool? A Fried It has segments that screw off, with springs inside. Top is pointy but not sharp
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Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:38:51 PST
How Can I Make a Display Stand for my Custom Starship? Numbuh1Nerd I designed a custom Star Trek ship for my friend for Christmas and had it 3D printed through Shapeways. I'd really like to make a stand for it, but since she's coming home right after New Years and I'm running very low on funds I can't have one 3D printed. Is there a relatively cheap and quick way t...
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Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:05:18 PST
table saw fence help? paul the maker hello my fellow indestructible friends i brought a table saw this the first table saw i got and the fence is not completely strait it goes outwards by a couple of mm or more is this right many thanks for ant response here is the table saw
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Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:58:24 PST
My Infrared Sauna keeps turning off by itself mid program. WendyR63 It turns on, heats up for about 1 to 10 minutes, then click, turns off.  What can cause this?  I usually unscrew the light bulb so it does NOT come on during the cycle, I like to sit in the dark and sweat!  When I screw lightbulb to turn on, unit immediately clicks off. I have been having some pane...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2016 18:55:34 PST
How to build a reel-to-reel tape device which handles photos? JacobS231 I want to make a physical interface for selecting a picture. I will have a band of something which has little 1" plastic pockets on it.  Each pocket will contain a small photo of a person. The band would be somehow attached to spools which would rotate via servos. So the user presses a button to ...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2016 02:09:53 PST
Reciprocating motion? lam Dear All I would like to imitate for to build a bar go up and down in angle 90 degrees  at website:   -   ( oscillating lever 1 : animation ) So please help me to know  how  calculator  to find point C  ( CRANK 15mm) for the rod go up and do...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:34:41 PST
Is it okay to use a hot glue gun to keep a braided cable in place? AnthonyS264 Is it okay to use a hot glue gun to keep a braided cable in place? If not what is a safe way to keep it attached? 
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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:06:21 PST
Are Foam Cutting Fumes Toxic?? Orange robot I've made a hot wire foam cutter but I'm wondering now if the fumes are cancerous/dangerous/toxic when you breathe them in. I've researched this myself a little but there are mixed answers and many others are unsure. Any answers?
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Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:42:34 PST
Best adhesive for attaching plywood to flashing? Edit? SOLRUK The question pretty much says it all. I'm looking to attach plywood strips to a sheet of metal flashing. There is no place for screws or other physical methods of attachment. I have never used adhesives that much so I'm not really sure what would be the best for me to use. Thank you in advance!!!

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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:33:31 PST
How can a rocket using liquid hydrogen and oxygen force a rocket upwards? StarTrekC If hydrogen and oxygen are burned together they produce water.  You need a lot of hydrogen and oxygen to make a very small amount of water. If when burning those two gases together produces water, which takes up much less space, how can it possibly propel a rocket into space. You need expanding gase...
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Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:52:02 PST
I need to be able to see the charge level of a 6v rechargeable battery and want it to be as simple as possible? HariK38 I need to be able to see the charge level of a 6v rechargeable battery and want it to be as simple as possible?
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Fri, 9 Dec 2016 02:37:47 PST
how/where can I buy natural rubber latex? Jimmy Ewin Preferably not coagulated, and in quantities under a metric ton. 
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Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:44:03 PST
How do I connect a little speaker to an audio jack? AlexB492 I got a speaker from a toy( that used batteries) and I want to connect it to some old headphones cable. Do I need to do a circuit with batteries? The audio jack got 4 thin wires (1 blue 1 green 1 red and 1 yellow)? In which order do i need to connect it?
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Tue, 6 Dec 2016 07:50:24 PST
Limiting current? MatthewSternbauer Good day, I am interested in an effective way of limiting current for a TEC application. This application involves using the TEC's (12V @ 1A) to reduce the incoming air temperature in a noise isolating enclosure from ambient temp to about  5-10 deg C cooler. In doing some research on implementing t...
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Tue, 6 Dec 2016 07:12:24 PST
My voice control toy car is not moving VinodC13 My voice control toy car is not moving. But by voice command it is performing action like light on and off, it is also making sound according to command but wheel are not moving. Can anybody help me how can I repair it ?
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Tue, 6 Dec 2016 03:03:14 PST
I have a 120 >12 volt power supply and would like to be able to adjust the out-put for use in foam cutting dogscatsand9752 120volt ac 12 volt dc that I would like to regulate tho output as a variable instead of  fixed 3-5-12 volt 
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Tue, 6 Dec 2016 00:33:26 PST
would this heater in my sheds future false ceiling be a good idea? cyberraxx I've come up with an idea for a heater in my sheds future false ceiling. Its basically a wooden box with an unmodified hairdryer attached and four PC fans blowing the warm air down each of the 4 clothes dryer hoses to vents roughly at floor level. I've seen one ibble where the heating element and m...
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Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:30:31 PST
How to reduce the viscosity of Silicone caulk without weakening adhesion property? abuhafss I am looking to screen some patterns with silicone on different surfaces like hardboard, MDF, carboard etc. For that I diluted Silicone caulk with Xylene and added some normal oil paint. I was able to get positive result except that the dilution weakened the adhesion property of the silicone which u...
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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:51:12 PST
Can a felon be a gunsmith? onrust Can a person with a felonious background become a gunsmith?  They do not have to own guns, nor possess, just repair.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:23:06 PST
Fixing a leak in a bike pump YousufS2 Hi All,  I have a floor bicycle pump like this ( which lately developed a leak in the center tube at the bottom. It is apparently caused by bad positioning while pumping air. I have located the hole which ...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:25:43 PST
Solvent that 100% dissolves gorilla glue? need castable material to chemically to "burn out" for a ceramic shell casting sk8er6 Hello. I am working on doing an aluminium lost foam casting of a small part. I read although hazardous, some had gotten successful results from using polyurethane foam (great stuff) in a mold, and proceeding as usual. I don't normally use great stuff, so I mixed gorilla glue with 1/3 water, stirred ...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:07:25 PST
A way to Make Silicone Softer more like rubber? Mohali26 I am trying to make a suture pad for my practice, and reason why i can't buy it is because i need a bigger size, a size that will make me pay hundreds of dollars to get hold of , if i can. so i figured why not try make one yourself, So i went to the hardware store and bought 100% silicone caulk, and...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:27:43 PST
What's the difference between an Instructables "Contest" and a "Challenge"? Ethan1023
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:16:06 PST
Weak spark (orange glow) on late model pickup truck Wired_Mist So  I have a 95 chevy C-1500 5.7 V8, Been having some progressively worse problems with it running rough and hesitating when accelerating. I will be re-timing it soon but that is a separate issue for the moment, When I tested the ignition system I noticed the spark tester was glowing orange/red in...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:31:40 PST
Which components and soldered to which? Johnieahenderson I have bought an assortment of resistors and capacitors and circuit board s, but how to make Circuit board I need to make a circuit board for a project. It is all 12vdc, I have a 1a fan and a 6a thermoelectric device one setting 1, plus another 6a on setting 2, and a 3rd on setting 3 So 1 is 7a 2 ...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:35:12 PST
50-45V 1200mA Ac to 12V 1000ma valexandru1 Hey. So i have this led light panel which was damaged by some water that leaked through my ceiling from heavy rain.My dad wanted me to try repair it(he didn't want to spend another 100$ to buy a new one) so i did and i found in that the led panel has 4 strips of ca 70 leds each 1 m length each, powe...
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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:38:33 PST
Desk chair with bicycle shock? GeorgeK31 Can it be done? I want the shock to be used for the tilt back mechanism. Any suggestions on how it can be accomplished?   I want it to be suitable for up to 150kg (currently I'm at 100, and I'm trying to shed some weight. Thank you all in advance 
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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:25:01 PST
possible ac motor generator? builditbigger anybody tried machining strong magnets into the armature of say 10 or 20 hp 3 phase motor. do not  know the output if any but if so then running through a transformer that might have output  of  220 that is actually useable for living, working in a garage. i understand it would have to be overdriven...
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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:15:33 PST
how can i run dc motor with specific criterias as per detail? jdixit89 1) the motor should move forward for cirtain RPM then STOP when supply is on. 2) the motor should move reverse with exact same RPM then STOP when supply CUT OFF. the supply volage is 230V the motor is 12V DC.
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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 04:08:37 PST
Does anyone have tried to use a bicycle transmission for a multi-speed mechoui ? OlivierM4 I have an AC motor at 4RPM and I do not want to change the sprockets manually each time to change the speed. I would like to have a mechoui (bbq) which allows to have the following speeds: 4, 6, and 8 RPM. I think modifying a transmission of a bicycle: to change the speed I would just have to actuat...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:11:21 PST
Need help identifying style of ring. JoeC271 I am needing some help identifying what style of ring this is. I got it as part of a repayment for a loan and need to know what type of ring to list it as. I know it is 10kt gold, the diamonds are real & the main setting is called an invisible mounting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank yo...
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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 22:49:06 PST
Pickle Boat with 49cc motor? svince1884 Making a pickle boat for the kid.  Boat is made out of PVC and 55 gallon plastic barrel.  I've got a 49cc two stroke engine laying around I want to throw on it.  It's one of those motors that come off a pocket bike or stand up gas scooter. Anyhow, any thoughts on how to use it. I'd like to do a dire...
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Mon, 7 Nov 2016 19:35:44 PST
Questions about hot wire foam cutter power supply? Orange robot I am building a hot wire foam cutter. I do not know what to do about the power though. I have a 12 volt adapter that plugs into an outlet , just like any ordinary adapter. I'm wondering though, if it shorts the adapter, it will blow the fuse, correct? I'm sure that's what would happen but other hot ...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2016 07:12:22 PST
DIY water cooler for a tig welding torch knowhow69 I purchased a tig welder and it came with a water cooled torch,but Idon't have the water cooler to cool it.Can I DIY a simple one?
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Wed, 2 Nov 2016 19:33:48 PDT
Can I make a strong permanent magnet with steel bar by electrical method of magnetism. if possible please guide me? ? babureddy Does the wire gauge (20,24,28,30,34,36 wire gauge) make a difference is the strength of the magnet? Does the voltage I supply to the coil effect the Electromagnet??? Shall i use 304 grade steel rectangular bar for this process ? if any other materiel please suggest me?
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Tue, 1 Nov 2016 21:19:29 PDT
1999 dodge ram pick-up can't get the hood open, needs oil help don cochran The guy i bought it from said the hood came up on him a few times, last time it busted the windshield and bent the hinges. He put 2 bolts in it to hold it down , i take the nuts off pull the latch in the cab and nothing happens. Can anyone tell me how to get it open from the outside. Thank You
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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:29:41 PDT
Ratio of gearbox lam Dear  All Please help me to know : Between 2 type model gearbox reduction ratio  by worm gear and other by spur gear ( please see photo ).  If gear ratio and motor power is same  equal  what kind of type gearbox  for more power torque  .Many thank you in advance for your time.
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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:21:46 PDT