need help welding

I have a 1970 HT panelvan which i am restoring. I have replaced a floor panel but i cannot get the main undersuport panel to take to the new floor panel i have cleaned thw paint off the area need and clamped it tight. I drilled holes throught the support panel and gave plenty of weld but it did not take in any area why is this happening can anyone help

Posted by wayneavery 10 years ago


Ingenuity in the outdoors

I firmly believe that ingenuity is much more important than money when it comes time to pack for your backpacking trip. For example, you can spend $30 on that sweet new .5 gram titanium pot holder from MSR, or you can do as I do and bring a bandana and use it wet to grab your pots and lids. Sure, i love going to the store and looking at all the sweet new gadgets that people have come up with, but left to my own devices i can get by with what things i bring along. Does anyone else have any new and clever ways of using things to save money and a few pounds? I'm sure on a site like this one there are lots of great ideas out there. Please share your favorite.

Posted by HAL 9000 10 years ago


Need HELP with mod !!!

I need help powering a timer I salvaged from a microwave oven. Here's the schematic for the board. It needs a -5v power supply. I have a 9v battery and a 7805 regulator. Can anyone help me figure out how to make this thing work?hi-res schematic

Posted by mrshow555 10 years ago


funnel-thingee?

Just a thought, but what if you added a sort of a funnel to the windward side of the box that holds the belt? Could that allow a single windbelt to get more power out of less wind? Of course that would also make it more susceptible being to torn apart by a strong wind, speaking of which, has anyone thought of some sort of safety mechanism that would keep it from coming apart like galloping gertie? p.s. has anyone thought about the dynamics of the belt itself? Does a wider belt vibrate more? How about length, is longer better, or do you eventually reach a point where adding length has a nominal effect on the power generation? What about power storage? Couldn't you have it charge a battery, like solar cells do, and then use some sort of power inversion out of that? And by what method is the magnet attached to the belt? What about guitar pickups? I mean a single metallic wire as the belt and the box around it containing some sort of magnet/coil setup. Is that too inefficient, or could something like that be done? Because that might be able to withstand greater wind forces, although a cylindrical belt wouldn't work as well as a flat one.... I think that's all for now. Sorry to ask so many questions, but this idea really interested me.

Posted by nickajeglin 10 years ago


giant metal structure

It's getting warmer where I live (that's global warming for ya) and I wanted to start testing my free energy instructable again. Does anybody know or have any good ideas for a non grounded big metal object or way to make one?

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Instructablart

I thought It would be fun to have a thread dedicated to instructable related art, like the robot's long lost cousins thread but encompassing all the different bits of instructablart out there, yes my name for it is prounounced IN-STRUCT-A-BLART that's it spelt phoenetically (kind of) There are a lot of things out there, including many members avatars, If they were all posted here an album could be made for them (I'd even host it)That's only the start and is inspired by whatsisfaces additions to the robot family...I figured the guitar would be orange and black looked better with it

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago


Posted by lebowski 10 years ago


Chainsaw bike

Hey every one i'm gonna make a chain saw powered bike do you think i should do an instructable on it !

Posted by Charger_06 10 years ago


Obtaining Used Fishing Nets?

For my [http://http//rraft.blogspot.com rRaft] I need a way to lash all the bottles together. I've been thinking used fishing nets, but can't seem to find a cheap source of them. Any ideas?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


knex fire ball shooter!!!(no joke!!!)

I know it sounds dubm bacause the fire would melt knex peaces but i had a idea. you make knex track for a lighter to travel on and at the end have a peace that set off the lighter but still let it travle out of the gun. you put a layer of paper at the ent of the gun and the lighter lights the paper and when the lighter leaves the gun it takes the paper with it make ing a fire ball!

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago


2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest Voting Ends Tonight!

These are your last few hours to vote and we will be announcing the winner on Monday. Stay tuned. [/group/laserfinalists/ Voting sheet for Laser Cutter Contest - Vote Here!]2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest Finalists Announcement

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Did I miss anything?

Well, I got in trouble with my parents, and I probably won't be on the computer for a few days. Though just 1 1/2 days passed, did I miss anything good?

Posted by GorillazMiko 10 years ago


Kipkay - Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Kipkay was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Blu-Ray Laser Phaser!Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Thanks to all who watched and enjoyed this WORLD'S FIRST Blu-ray Laser Phaser project!

Posted by Kipkay 10 years ago


oschene - The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD Case - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.oschene was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD CaseShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. First of all, let me express my delight to be included in such a group. That something as ephemeral as an origami model should be considered alongside phaser pistols and solar furnaces is, to my mind, an accomplishment in itself and speaks to the breadth of interest of those who belong to this site.What would I do with a laser cutter?. Well, after cutting my initials into every metal object in the house, I would use it to score crease patterns. That sounds not so interesting, hunh? I am a paper folder and I have been investigating curved folds and twist folds in the past few years. Laser scoring makes it possible to dream up and realize models in minutes that might otherwise take hours and hours of precreasing. Perhaps more importantly, you'd be able to identify a blind alley almost immediately. There are things out there on the developable surface you'd be amazed to see -- well, I'm always amazed -- and the ability to laser score these ideas as they come would be extremely freeing.You know, unlike every other schnook in the modern world, I maintain a blog -- come visit me and learn the ways of Open Source Origami. (I'm not the only one, you know -- there's lots of us and the idea is spreading.)

Posted by oschene 10 years ago


Stryker - How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinet - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Stryker was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinetThis project should win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, but vote for this one!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. This was my first instructable and I'm thrilled to be a finalist because of popular vote. Thanks to everyone that gave me a positive rating.

Posted by Stryker 10 years ago


Greg Madison - How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Greg Madison was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHTShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Finalists, please edit this area below the bar to add your own statement.

Posted by Greg Madison 10 years ago


echo_anomie - Laser Image Projector - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.echo_anomie was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Laser Image ProjectorShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Finalists, please edit this area below the bar to add your own statement.

Posted by echo_anomie 10 years ago


lamedust - Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.lamedust was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollarsShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Wow, thank you to all the instructables admins for picking my project and for all the people who + ranked me. This is an amazing place to be, here with the top 12. To have my project next to the Extreme Business Card and The Ghetto Matrix by GRL is so satisfying. These are the kinds of people I've been admiring for so long.For all you having a hard time picking your favorite, I can totally agree, there are so many good projects! But I hope whoever gets it makes it do something amazing, and considering these fellas, I'm pretty sure someone will make it launch eggs to the moon, or cut bricks from compacted car parts and build a house from them.Here's some detailed cut out examples. This machine gun is less than 1.2 mm wide.large view of machine gun and partsI've also updated my code to make it easy to run your own flut files by dragging the .txt to this executable.Truly Honored-Bilal GhalibPhoto Essay on one way I could use the laser cutter

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago


fi5e - How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.fi5e was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time)Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. This laser cutter would be put to good and plenty use by all artists and collaborators involved with both the Grafftit Research Lab and Free Art & Technology Lab. We could really use this to help get our new open source lab off the ground. Help bring a Laser Cutter to Brooklyn! Thanks to everyone for checking out the project, and double thanks to those that cast a vote for the Ghetto Matrix.

Posted by fi5e 10 years ago


Brano - How I built a carbon bike frame at home (and a bamboo frame too) - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Brano was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:How I built a carbon bike frame at home (and a bamboo frame too)Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Finalists, please edit this area below the bar to add your own statement.

Posted by Brano 10 years ago