Emergency Light

I was just wondering if I can store some power on batteries then in an emergency I can turn on the light using the battery power. Please tell me if there is anything special needed like a switcher of something. Thanks.

Posted by weathergeek2020 11 years ago


My first gun

It sucs i know but just atleast tell me what i can do to make it better.

Posted by RunningBrave 11 years ago


My first gun

It sucs i know but just atleast tell me what i can do to make it better.

Posted by RunningBrave 11 years ago


Remote control Sensor?

Hey I am doing A2 level engineering at college and for my coursework i have upgraded my last years project which is a remote control hovercraft i have upgraded my motors and layout etc etc but we require more electronics this year. i an wanting to know how i could possibly mount 2 sensors at the front so that i can make the hovercraft run by itself and if it approaches an object it turns away from it. i would like that to be a sub system itself so i can turn it on and off for when i want to use the remote control. how can i do this? thanks

Posted by The Burn Crew 11 years ago


How do I get rid of ads?

How do I get rid of the "Ads by Google" window that blocks 1/2 of the images. I see no way to close it.

Posted by papagun 11 years ago


70,000psi -- $500 in Foam -- $300+ Model -- Hand Carved NACA Duct -- HPV 2007 Sneak Preview

It's on, and we're excited! We just started eating into our checklist - and it's a long one. We're making a human powered vehicle and I personally would like to break last year's mark of over 35mph on a dead flat through a 100m trap with 300m warm/start up.This is the "flagship" of the project, it looks pretty but is all function (last year we showed in our race performance how well it works). It's our vehicle's fairing.The foam - Cut on a water jetIndexed with 2X4'sHalf currently glued together with spray on adhesivesThese are the first steps to make a positive male mold in order to form a negative female mold in order to cast the outer shell that is the fairing.Oh, and I have a how to on cutting NACA duct molds coming soon!

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


Bobby Pin Snapper

When I was a kid, we used to twist bobby pins around in such a way that if you pressed it up against someone's skin it would release and produce a quite painful but totally harmless sensation. Then you could just "cock" it and it would be ready to go again and again. I have destroyed many bobby pins recently trying to reproduce that devilish little toy but have not been able to do it. Does anyone out there know how this was done? I think it would make a marvelous instructable.

Posted by flingflicker 11 years ago


Alternative-future at SXSW

This event at SXSW on Monday the 12th looks pretty damn awesome.If anyone attends, please post pictures or links to pictures to the SteamPunk group.

Posted by jeffreyf 11 years ago


sort of relevant to us

Http://www.redinkstudios.org/eexhibition/an exhibition for art made by engineers...hardly any time left to submit though, maybe someone out there is interested.

Posted by foobear 11 years ago


Alternative-future at SXSW

This event at SXSW on Monday the 12th looks pretty damn awesome.If anyone attends, please post pictures or links to pictures to the SteamPunk group.

Posted by jeffreyf 11 years ago


need help finding special bulb 60v2.4w

Ive been making a project out of a night-light, but i need to replace the bulb but its a type thats been very hard for me to find. this is the only place i can find it; http://www.atlantalightbulbs.com/ecart/nw012104/B3064ORBITECH.htmdoes anyone have any suggestions on where i can find this bulb without buying 20 of them?or perhaps how i might modify my project to accept a more common bulb?

Posted by synthetic_iron_oxide 11 years ago


Is there a "favorites" or way to save projects?

I may be a moron, but I can't figure a way to mark posts that I'd like to save for later. Is that capability part of the site yet? Thanks

Posted by lokipie 11 years ago


I am looking for help building a USB gong

I would like to send a message to a remote computer and have the computer bang a (real, not just the sound) gong. Anyone know how to do this? I am especially interested in the USB to relay connection and software to signal the relay when it rec'd an SMS or email. We are willing to pay to have it built. Jamie Roche 415 505-0284

Posted by payne_whitney 11 years ago


Resto\Mod of a 67 RS Camaro.

I'm gauging interest in an ongoing set of instructables about my camaro and hopfully be usefull to some of you in a similar project. But i'm not going to document it for anything other than for myself if none of you are interested. Pics to come soon (if interested)

Posted by Jack Daniels 11 years ago


computer commands [question]

Alright what I want to know are some computer commands. NOT like pinging sites with cmd. But like shift+alt+print screen makes it go into high resolution mode. If you know any please tell me how to do it and what it does.Thank you in advance.

Posted by thejrb 11 years ago


Magic Cubes

Hi,I'd like to see an example of doing something like this magic cube:http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/magiccube.htmThe instructions are at the website but I'd love to see photos or a movie or something that helps me along. It makes a great toy/gift. I've done some that worked out well... and others that flopped. I'd love to see a visual of the steps in the process.This project isn't dangerous at all, except to your sanity, you'll feel like your in kindergarten again, playing with blocks.Thanks!

Posted by U1 11 years ago


LEDs for dummies

I have been looking at some of the LED projects here and they look great, I would like to try out a few of them with my 12 year old. But never having worked with electronics before we are both total beginners. So I haev two (for now!) questions, what projects are suitable for begineers (the LED throwies look easy, but what else?) And people keep saying to buy them online, or ebay, but there are LOTS of different kinds, so can someone kindly give me a basic shopping list a few types that would be suitable for a few basic projects. Thanks

Posted by edel 11 years ago


How come my instructable dosen't show up?

I have published my instructable but it won't show up, I mean It dosen't show on the "EXPLORE" section. And when I log out and look at my profile, it dosen't show either.It only shows when I'm logged in and go to the "YOU" section.

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago


Got an idea?

Hey Instructables, I'm a freelancer doing an article for a magazine on clever, fun ways families can save money. (Not the usual boring coupon-clipping stuff). I'm looking for ideas that are fresh & relatively easy—toys, things for a home, etc. Share your ideas, and get credit for them in the piece. No kidding. Thanks!!

Posted by mchristo 11 years ago


Battery Hand Gun/cannon

Ok, so I'm planning to make this instructable, it shoots out batteries at incredible velocities. It's fairly dangerous. It involves the use of match powder. However, it has come to my concern that people might worry or even hate me for posting this instructable. So I'm going to ask users on this instuctable if yes or no, they want me to post it. Here's a picture of the damage it can make. The first picture shows the side where the battery first stuck into the 3/4 inch thick wood, the second shows the other side where the battery left. So, do you want me to post it?

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago


My Prize!

Got my Prize package for the "Show Your Heart" Valentine's Day Contest today! I wasn't aware that they would include an Instructable's patch and their new...STICKERS! I want to thank all of you at Instructables for the awesome prizes that you give out. -Muffin

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago


Firing Mechanism help

I need help making a firing mechanism. I made one of the bamboo stick shooter with a pen and a rubber, but then I taped the whole thing on a tube of paper for stability and aim. Any ideas? Please, if you can, try to make one with mainly paper and no Knex pieces? Thanks in advance if you can.

Posted by cesarpi 11 years ago


posting date on instructables

Is there any way of changing the posting date on an instructable? i was working on one and it's post date is when i started it rather than when i published it. or, is there a way to look at instructables by publishing date rather than posting date so that i can easily keep up with what is new?

Posted by jtobako 11 years ago


No patent on this one.

I have an idea. It could be a good one, and it could be a useful one. It could even be a money-spinning one, but I want to spread it instead of earn from it.What I'm thinking of was inspried by potato cannons:Imagine a combustion chamber of reasonable size, say a gallon volume. Cylindrical, it is domed at one end t withstand internal pressure, but the other end tapers to a narrow outlet.The idea is that an explosive mixture in the chamber (anything handy, but gasoline/air, ethanol/air and butane/air are the most likely) is ignited by a spark, just like a potato cannon. There is no ammunition, though.The tapered pipe (I hope) concentrates the blast to release a "bullet" of rapidly-moving gases.The whole cannon points down at the ground, the muzzle only a few inches from the ground. The detonation is triggered via a long cable (metres long). The "gas bullet" hits the ground with a large enough force to simulate the step of a human or animal, or the passing of a tyre. This triggers the landmine left months ago under the soil.My idea is, in effect, a low-tech device, capable of being built and repaired by semi-skilled locals, from scavanged materials, in war-torn areas. With a bit of training, a small team could use one to safely pound a mine-field hard enough to trigger the mines and make the area safe to live in. The cannon would be damaged by explosions, but not so badly that it would need repaired after every use, and it could be easily fixed with scrap from the nearest wrecked landrover.Would this work? Or would they need solid ammunition, say lumps of timber or rocks wrapped in rags to make a seal? That would need a staight (not tapered) barrel, but it's the same idea.I don't have the space or equipment to make one myself, and land-mine charities won't tell me how much force is required to trigger a mine, but most of you reading this are in the US, and it seems you have an easier time finding this kind of thing out.Run with the idea, chaps. Build one if you can, and ship it to somebody who needs it, or come up with better plans than my rough idea, and post them to those who need them.

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago


No patent on this one.

I have an idea. It could be a good one, and it could be a useful one. It could even be a money-spinning one, but I want to spread it instead of earn from it.What I'm thinking of was inspried by potato cannons:Imagine a combustion chamber of reasonable size, say a gallon volume. Cylindrical, it is domed at one end t withstand internal pressure, but the other end tapers to a narrow outlet.The idea is that an explosive mixture in the chamber (anything handy, but gasoline/air, ethanol/air and butane/air are the most likely) is ignited by a spark, just like a potato cannon. There is no ammunition, though.The tapered pipe (I hope) concentrates the blast to release a "bullet" of rapidly-moving gases.The whole cannon points down at the ground, the muzzle only a few inches from the ground. The detonation is triggered via a long cable (metres long). The "gas bullet" hits the ground with a large enough force to simulate the step of a human or animal, or the passing of a tyre. This triggers the landmine left months ago under the soil.My idea is, in effect, a low-tech device, capable of being built and repaired by semi-skilled locals, from scavanged materials, in war-torn areas. With a bit of training, a small team could use one to safely pound a mine-field hard enough to trigger the mines and make the area safe to live in. The cannon would be damaged by explosions, but not so badly that it would need repaired after every use, and it could be easily fixed with scrap from the nearest wrecked landrover.Would this work? Or would they need solid ammunition, say lumps of timber or rocks wrapped in rags to make a seal? That would need a staight (not tapered) barrel, but it's the same idea.I don't have the space or equipment to make one myself, and land-mine charities won't tell me how much force is required to trigger a mine, but most of you reading this are in the US, and it seems you have an easier time finding this kind of thing out.Run with the idea, chaps. Build one if you can, and ship it to somebody who needs it, or come up with better plans than my rough idea, and post them to those who need them.

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago


Interview with IKEA on Sustainability

I knew about IKEA's cutting of costs with flat packing, but it's cool to hear them talk about dealing with several different issues of sustainability. ideas: - save on resources, save on environment - looking to use more renewable energy, even producing solar and wind energy themselves. Goal of 60% renewable by 2009 - thinking of biofuel transport - trying to get more local suppliershttp://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2007/02/27/ikea/index.html?source=biz

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


Minty Boost Help

So, I plugged in the USB to an iPod Mini and the whole cicuit goes blank. I tried it on some person's MINI, but the light shut off right when I switched the switch. HOWEVER, it did work on my iPod Nano and my sister's iPod Mini. It seems like the circuit is shorting out on the MINI and not on the Ipod Nano. I am thinking it is a problem with the noob sauce's MINI, but I do not know why it is shorting out and turning the light out on the charger. Thanks -Brennn10

Posted by Brennn10 11 years ago


Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 Hosted at NASA* Ames Research Center - SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 9

Please note that our email server was down this past week so we are extending the deadline for Art Installations until Friday, March 9, 2007. If your submission bounced please resubmit it again by emailing submissions@yurisnightames.netWe will contact all those submitting within a week of the submission deadline.Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 Sofia Hanger 211, NASA Ames Research Center*, Moffett Field, CAhttp://www.yurisnightames.netFriday, April 13th, 20076:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - VIP Event Hosted by Keynote speaker, Anousheh Ansari . The first privately-funded female space explorer!10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. - 3,2,1, Lift Off!, An all-night collective experience toward the Overview Effect. Art Installations and Science and Technology DemonstrationsMusic Line UpPlaid ( Warp Records, UK) Luke Vibert ( Ninja Tune, Warp Records, UK), Telefon Tel Aviv (Hefty Records, USA)Interactive Experiences and Second Life KiosksSponsors List To Be Announced Shortly Affiliate / Collaborating Organizations (Partial List)4c design studios - NASA* - Nexus - Space Generation Advisory Council - Yuri's Night - Zero Gravity Arts Consortium Yuri's Night World Space Parties celebrate humanity's first venture into space (by Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin). The event connects diverse communities to pay tribute to our shared global heritage in space exploration. Through one long simultaneous celebration Yuri's Night bridges national, cultural, generational and social barriers to ignite excitement about what is new on the horizon in space exploration and to remind us of how much more humanity is capable of. Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 is just one of many worldwide parties sharing the same mission.How to ApplyPlease submit the following by Friday March 9, 2007:-Artist name, address, phone, email and title of artwork.-Philosophical Statement, as related to the Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 Theme (See Below)-Documentation of work: image, video, and/or sound files -Space requirements and special needs-Current state of completion-Required crew-Power requirements-Time to set upYuri's Night Bay Area 2007 will be held on Friday, April 13th in the Sofia Hangar 211 and on the adjoining tarmac at NASA Ames Research Center*, with several thousand people attending. The sizeable combined indoor and outdoor space lends itself to large-scale installations. We are looking for art installations, interactive works, science and technology demonstrations, video, sound works, light works, and large scale sculpture. Geodesic domes will be installed on the tarmac to showcase smaller and more intimate works. Other activities at the event will include:- Music from world-renown international talent (coming from the UK and beyond) and video artists.- A sundown keynote speech by Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space tourist (recently returning from a 10 day stay on the International Space Station) and the woman who is largely responsible for making the Ansari X PRIZE project possible- An environmental "greening of space" sub-theme, manifested through the use of environmentally friendly biodiesel and vegetable oil-fueled power, compostable plates and utensils, and tree planting in the name of our guests to balance out carbon emissions.Please give special consideration to the following:Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007 is a celebration of humanity with a focus on space and technology, art and performance while honoring the historical nature of the space and the spirit of the people who once worked in and still inhabit the AMES Sofia Hanger 211, in which our event is hosted. Within the context of NASA AMES Research Center* we feel our contemporary relationship to space and sense the incredible possibilities for the future of human and robotic space exploration.Simultaneously, this place exudes a feeling of another time, a time of science fiction fantasy and early space exploration and its potential for fulfillment, some ideas made real, some not: rocket ships of the past, an International Space Station of the present and airships of the future, flying cars, and time machines, terraforming, robots, and settlements on other planets. We will share an interpretive journey into outer space starting with the arrival of 'space cadets' at NASA * Ames's Yuri's Night Spaceport who, after a communal 3-2-1countdown to LIFTOFF! will jettison into a magical journey through time and space, as we discover new communities, interactive art installations, science and technology demonstrations, performances and space art interwoven with simultaneous influences from the past, present and future educating us to new possibilities socially, ecologically and technologically. We will reach the zenith of our journey as we sense 'The Overview Effect', an unexpected gift given to many astronauts who travel into space when they gain a new profound insight and understanding of our planet Earth, when confronted with the presence of our world as seen from the distance of space. The results of this experience can reinforce personal sensitivity to environmental conservation and the greening of space and 'The Overview Effect' has the capacity to transform all patterns of human existence and evolution toward greater potentials in human diversity and creativity. With all 'space cadets' having experienced changed perceptions of space, time, sound, and weight all we will have the potential to transform the evolution of humanity as they experience a new dawn on planet Earth.In creating Yuri's Night together, we create a new narrative, a new science fiction for the future and given the spirit of Yuri's Night, our night, our dance is a dance of inspiration, joy and celebration!Special notices:Unfortunately, despite our desire to do so, we cannot accomodate traditional media in the form of paintings, drawings, or prints. No fire, explosives, or works that are potentially damaging to property or persons.Send application or questions to:submissions@yurisnightames.netMore information about Yuri's Night Bay Area 2007: http://www.yurisnightames.netGeneral information about Yuri's Night:http://www.yurisnight.net/2007/*References to NASA Ames shall not be construed as official NASA approval or endorsement of any non-Governmental or commercial entity or activity pending final legal approvals.

Posted by lannanh 11 years ago


Molding Aluminum: With Gravity Die Casting

It's expensive, untested and dangerous.The idea goes like this. Start with a coffee can foundry, possibly powered with Biodiesel or Propane. Then design a mold for what you want to build using Autocad or some variant thereof. After it's finished, send the design to a machine shop to have it built out of steel. When you receive the permanent mold, melt the aluminum and pour into the mold repeatedly and often.The idea seems like a good one to me, I'll be testing it soon enough using common screw clamps to keep the mold tightly secure.Has anyone here done this? The closest I've come to doing it myself is pouring into a muffin tin.The photo below is a picture of the results which was taken from another board found here, you'll need a login, the photos are located in the forum under Machining and Tooling.Give me a shout if you dig the idea.UPDATE 5/24/07It works! Using my Harbor Freight Mini-Mill I cut out pockets in two pieces of 1018 steel, each about an inch deep, and four inches across. I then cut inlets in both pieces and welded some scrap steel U channel on the tops of both mold sections to form a pool enclosure for the excess aluminum to collect inside of and stay safely contained.Then I lit the candle on my foundry and melted the aluminum while at the same time pre-heating the molds, (connected using C-clamps) in the oven. When the aluminum melted, I poured it and it instantly solidified. After about 2 minutes of running around in a panic I cracked the mold open. The detail level is incredible. Impressions made in the mold with a fly-cutter can be seen in the casting. The casting is bright, shiny, and seemingly devoid of any burs usually associated with unfinished aluminum castings.I'll provide photos later of the test mold and casting.

Posted by Inspiracy 11 years ago


Davison and being an inventor

Last week a company called Davison was running targeted ads on Instructables through Google Adsense. After checking out what Davison does, I decided they weren't a good fit with us and removed the ads. Normally, this would be no big deal, but because of the business Davison is in and the specifics of this case, I wanted to share my thinking.More here in the forums.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Shure Noise Isolation Phones

I have Shure e2Cs. But i've always wondered what the difference was between the g (gaming) series, and the c series. EG. The difference between the e2C and the e2G. I though someone here could tell me. -Regards

Posted by evy-wevy 11 years ago


Davison and being an inventor

Last week a company called Davison was running targeted ads on Instructables through Google Adsense. Google Adsense typically places contextual-based ads on sites making connections between advertisers and publishers based on their search technology. However, advertisers can also work with Google to directly placed ads on specific sites. At first, we were flattered that Davison chose to target us, and further flattered that they were actually using our terminology in their ads. You may have seen "Cool Instructable?" or "Have an Instructable?" text ads running in our right sidebar.After checking out what Davison does, I decided they weren't a good fit with us and removed the ads. Normally, this would be no big deal, but because of the business Davison is in and the specifics of this case, I wanted to share my thinking.Davison solicits ideas from independent inventors, creates prototypes, markets potential products to manufacturers and distributors, and collects royalties. This is not worlds different from what we did at Squid Labs, except I would characterize Squid's activities as more technical and with the aim of creating sustainable businesses rather than exclusively creating products to be licensed.The rub comes in that Davison is not forthcoming with how they actually make money: high fees paid by the independent inventors. Here's a Forbes article that goes into greater depth, but for me, the important statistic is this: 37,000 or so people have contracted Davison Design's services in the last five years; but only eight of those who have signed up have realized royalties exceeding their fees to Davison.A 0.02% success rate is just awful, and clearly shows that they are preying upon people who don't know any better.The thing that personally put me over the edge was a section from their Questions and Myths:9. Can I tell people about my idea? We recommend that you do not publicly disclose your invention/idea to anyone (not even a friend or a family member), unless you have confidential documents in place to verify that you are the originator of the invention.Obviously, I have a conflict of interest, because I want you to share your initial ideas here in the forums and how you built your ideas into prototypes as Instructables to help me grow the site; however, the concept of absolute secrecy is anathema to me. Here at Squid Labs, we know of no one that has had their invention stolen by some big corporation (more on this at Saul's column in Makezine Vol. 9; full text available as an attached PDF, kindly permitted by Make). My experience has uniformly been that sharing yields stronger results than hiding. The person you share your ideas with might turn into a business partner and be instrumental in your shared success.Clearly there's demand for services to help inventors. Davison seems to have a nice facility at Invention Land; instead, why don't they invite the almost 8000 people per year that contact them to attend an "invention boot camp?" Attendees could learn some basic design, CAD, and machining skills, give mock presentations, and learn how to do a preliminary patent search. If Davison was doing a good job, they would start to see some success from their graduates, and companies looking for innovation would seek out the graduates or ask to attend the camp's final design reviews.Teaching people all these skills might sound impossible - like a full undergraduate and graduate series of degrees compressed into an 80-hour crash course. No course can cover everything- instead, it should give motivated people the basic skills and confidence to start doing it themselves, and teach them how to seek out the additional knowledge they need. It's surprising what motivated people can accomplish if you just get them started.In 2002 Saul and I taught a one-week class called Cyclomerisation where we taught a group of 12 people just enough bicycle design, CAD, and manufacturing to make them dangerous. Each person then designed their own custom bicycle using 8020 extruded aluminum and jet-machined connectors. We had telescoping unicycles, recumbent tricycles, and plenty of standard bikes; for example, check out Saul's 8020 Chopper. Half the participants were MIT students, half were not, and it made no difference -- everyone was motivated to learn something new and to put it into practice.If this idea isn't Davison's thing, then maybe I've found a project to work on after Instructables can run itself. In the meantime, I'm sharing the idea with all of you, because that's the best way to vet it, see if it has legs, and make it stronger.More pictures from Cyclomerisation here and here.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Instructables in Edutopia

We got a nice mention in Taking Back the Class from July 2006 Edutopia. Some of the most intriguing aids reside at Instructables.com, a site produced by Squid Labs, a silly-sounding but serious organization staffed in part by alums of the MIT Media Lab. Instructables, part of the group's Engineering for Good program, tackles projects it hopes "will make a positive impact on the world," allowing anyone -- not just educators -- to upload detailed instructions on how to build or create a wide variety of projects. They're illustrated by photos or step-by-step drawings and include how to build a robot out of a computer mouse, how to craft a marshmallow gun, and how to create a helicopter toy.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Fire blow darts?

Ive been trying forever to get some that work but I just can't! I made them out of paper and stuck match heads as the point struck them let them burn a little and try to shoot them but they go out before i can get them in pretty much they don't burn clean. I also tried hanging part of it out of the end and lighting it but that didn't work. I've tried many other things to. Any suggestions?

Posted by CowGuy 11 years ago


Hey man, I gots a question...

How long does instructables shipping usually take? I am going away soon...

Posted by evy-wevy 11 years ago


Not really

Ok not my favorite but some are cool ( like i build them just look cool)

Posted by Knex Dude 11 years ago


Solar battery charging

Have been looking at the instructable on the micro solar generator, and wondering if there is a formula to calculate how big a solar panel is needed to charge a battery. I'm looking at maybe using a car battery to run some LED globes such as the one below on my deck, they run at 1w 8mA 12v. Any ideas?

Posted by dover1123 11 years ago


Apartment Wind Turbine ideas

Hey all. I would like to gather opinions on 2 small wind turbines I'm thinking of constructing. Difficulty: I live in a third floor apartment (it's also the top floor). My first idea was to modify an old box fan and mount it outside my window. Then I walked into my bathroom, which has a noisy exhaust fan in it. I accidentally turned it on and realized that I could build a collapsable darrieus turbine that would fit up the exhaust vent, expand when outside, and hook that up to the exhaust fan motor already in the vent. Does this sound feasable? My goal is to see if I could charge a cell phone from the power generated by one of these two options. apologies for the quick-n-dirty sketch below.

Posted by Greenline 11 years ago


Welcome to the IGBBWM

Brethren of the Brotherhood! Hear my call! Go forth and REEK HAVOC!!!(but pweese don't get anyone hurt, then it's not as fun)

Posted by KentsOkay 11 years ago


Noob Help

If your a noob, and/or need help with the game this is the place

Posted by GiveMeMyCawwot 11 years ago


Laptop lcd to a normal monitor for pc

Ok. here is the delema i want to connect a laptop lcd to a pc. yes i know alittle about VGA and LCD is impossible to connect or whatever. but i want to try can anyone help??

Posted by fretmelter 11 years ago


NO MORE ONE SHOT GUNS

Have you ever noticed that people keep making 1 shot frontloading knex guns without feeders or clips, it's like using muskets when we have full automatics, stop it please dont! Even if it can rip through cardboard, they are still one shot guns. try designing better guns and stop thinking that a oneshot gun with nooo inprovements is going to impress people. It only clogs up the site. Anyway I love knex and back in the good old days nobody built to many bad guns, now a whole lot of people are making block trigger front loading guns!!!!!

Posted by hobo lord 11 years ago


Fasion tips for outcasts

What kind of clothing and accessories do outcasts wear? I am kind of punk right now, but a discussion on this topic would be appreciated. thanks -Spikes

Posted by GiveMeMyCawwot 11 years ago


Speed Control for AC Electric Motors

Can anybody tell me how to build a controller to adjust the speed of an 110VAC electric motor, ( ex: blower motor, fan motor ) I was cautioned about using a light dimmer. bill

Posted by broham 11 years ago


Instructables stickers

We have stickers!

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Cotton Candy Machine

Hey guys, I have some amazingly amazing news, and some terribly depressing news.The good news first: I'm almost done with my Cotton candy machine that I have been making since the beginning of the school year in my Unique Projects class. This means that within one week I will be eating cotton candy, and LOTS of it. The bad news: I haven't recorded any steps (taken pictures) and am really close to finishing. I do have a CAD file that I made, and still know all the materials I used. Now, my question to you: Do you think it's worth putting up an instructable if I don't have any pictures of the process. (the pictures that I'm lacking are primarily the lathing, tapping, and dismantling of a toaster processes)Thanks,-Josh (Muffinator)

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago


New Gun Design

Ok, so im building this gun or rather im gonna start to anyone have any good ideas for something small and powerful, enough to shoot through at least cardboard. something like, but bit bigger and stronger. __________ __________| - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - |||| ||||

Posted by Knex Dude 11 years ago


Shoots through Cardboard

Hey um im guessings this to be new and also this is a nice gun you should build if you hhavent alrdy>

Posted by Knex Dude 11 years ago


Ok, it's Chicago, lets work with local materials.

What I know we have lots of that's just sitting around not being used: Cattails Phragmites Railroad ties Bricks Buckthorn Newsprint I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff.... but list more materials here and we'll get working on it.

Posted by Hyperviking 11 years ago


knife

I made a knife out of a binder it is razor sharp should I post how to make it

Posted by Pat Sowers 11 years ago