disability challenge: rebuild my legs.

Just thought it was worth asking with the wealth of expertise and knowledge on here if anyone could offer any help/idea, or any words of wisdom in regards to getting me back on legs and out of my wheelchair, I will gladly consent to being a guinea pig (within reason obviously! lol).   O.K. a little bit of me & my background. I'm a 46 year old male living in the U.K, 12 years ago through no fault of my own I was ploughed down a street by a car. this left me with a compound fracture of my left leg that developed a further complication that resulted in me losing the leg below the knee the resulting infections meant it wouldn't heal . the right leg suffered 14 breaks between the knee and ankle, the ankle was broken and most of the foot. the metalwork in the leg had problems it eventually bent. i put every penny into an operation to remove a large chunk of my lateral muscle to be transplanted to the left stump to get it to heal and to have the faulty metal top of the metalwork replaced, but and I kid you not, the bolt in the right leg had the head taken off!! meaning the bolt would have to be drilled out but that would shatter the leg meaning i'd lose that leg too, the op on the stump was a failure. so what i'm hoping is some of you super brains could help design/devise a kind of prosthesis and a caliper type erm... thing, for the other leg. well I'll upload some pics and a bit more about me tomorrow. thanks for reading guys & girls.

Posted by davrosben 5 years ago


Any story behind this picture? (WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC INJURY)

I was wondering is there anything behind this nasty injury? Any ideas?

Posted by Flumpkins 8 years ago


RGB LED strip quiestion :)

Hi everybody, I saw a tutorial on how to make led light-bulb , https://www.instructables.com/id/21-W-Led-Bulb-1450-Lumens/ , this one. I have a led strip which i can use, the only problem , the strip is RGB , and i want it to give of white light. i don't have a controller for them, and i don't really want to use one. So my question is : can i wire them in some way to give of white light ? Thanks.

Posted by maniak.loop 3 years ago


why do i not have much leg/arm hair?

i am 14 years old and have minimal leg/arm hair i do have some but not much is there any reason?

Asked by mysteryman127 8 years ago


can intestinal problems cause sciatic nerve pain?

My stomah gets inflame and my sciatic nerve hurts . i take pain pills for a neck fausion can the pills be doing it .thanks.,

Asked by ed2011 6 years ago


Beware Obrary

I was approached this week by a member of staff at Obrary, asking me if I would let them share one of my projects. So far, so good; I gave permission, as long as they agreed to abide by the license I use to publish my projects; BY-NC-SA.  This is the default licence for Instructables, and allows others to share your work as long as they quote the source, share their work under the same licence, and do not profit commercially from the project. Be aware that, if Obrary share your projects, they will share them under the licence of BY-CC-SA, allowing other people to profit from your work. When I discovered this, I agreed, as long as I got to share in the income being generated by my work. Obrary went quiet. If you want to share your projects through Obrary, that's up to you (a quick search shows that at least one Instrucabler has allowed their work to be shared), but you need to remember that their business model involves monetising your work, without any of the income coming to you. They profit, you lose out. You have been warned.

Posted by Kiteman 2 years ago


can anyone help in the creation of a robot prosthetic leg?

My crew coach got into a horrible motorcycle accident and he had to be amputated above the knee. i had an idea using accelerometers and electronic gyroscopes to make the leg balance itself but i have no idea how to script or program. i also need to figure out how to make the leg move when it needs to and stop when it needs to. i have not started this project yet, but who knows i might be done by the time someone reads this.

Asked by katman101 6 years ago


Leg pain at work

 What can I do to relieve leg pain during work? I stand in one spot all day and my legs hurt(bad) at the end of the day. Different shoes and inserts help but does not get rid of the pain. Any suggestions?

Asked by ewalk 8 years ago


4-Leg Walking Robot Developement

   The video basically describes my project, I want to make a rideable mechanical horse and a full size mechanical mountain lion. Right now it is in the early stages. I am just designing, building, and testing parts for a small scale prototype.

Posted by Jaycub 4 years ago


Wheel Leg All terrain design

I came up with a wheel leg design a while ago http://us.mindstorms.lego.com/nxtlog/myprojectdisplay.aspx?id=d5808c2d-b658-4b8e-b0f2-06c6152a2f66. Vex came up with this product and it looks a lot like my design. I think this would be a great design for an mars rover. I got the idea from rex robots. I thought, " Why not put more of those on?"

Posted by starwing123 9 years ago


Why do my feet sometimes smell like malt vinegar? Answered

It's not every day or with all shoes, or only after eating cod at the pub...

Asked by 9 years ago


leg and arm weights

Will someone write up the plans for a HEAVY-DUTY ankle and wrist weight. I have been searching online for a company that will make custom weighted wrist and ankle weights but there aren't any. I'm wanting to make a 50 lb for the arms and 100 lb for the legs. I'm thinking along the lines of several iron or lead bars strapped together with a nylon fiber or other strong material. I've only ever done projects in high-school, where materials were provided, so I don't really know where to get the materials needed. Please help.

Posted by dhill16 6 years ago


Giant crane arrives to help build new bay bridge

A 328 foot crane built by ZPMC near Shanghei, China capable of lifting 1800 tons at a time was brought into the Port of Oakland two weeks ago aboard a partially submersible transport ship. It is the largest marine crane to ever work on the west coast.I had been noticing the absolutely massive red white and blue crane on my commute over the bridge to work for a few days, but was unable to find any info on it. Thankfully a project associate from the Public Information Office of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Seismic Safety Retrofit Projects was nice enough to email me back about my query with the relevant info. From there, it was easy to pick up the internet news trail.SF Gate Article - One big crane, coming upThe San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Project

Posted by noahw 9 years ago



how to make legs? Answered

Hey guys i need human like legs for my robot sugjestense i looked at wowwee robots ideas any one

Asked by tinker234 7 years ago



humanoid leg design? Answered

My robots design is humanoid but I cant make the legs move like a humans please help

Asked by Robinson ruiz 9 years ago



robotics : legs and wheels

Hi !Generally, wheeled robots sound limited, and legged robots too much complicated.So, wheels or legs ? Well, seems it's possible to take the best of the two worlds : Look at this robot !http://www.dailymotion.com/cluster/tech/featured/video/x3g2y3_rhex

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago




Four-legged collapsible table

I want to make a square table in the style of https://www.instructables.com/id/Flagman-Table/ but with legs like a collapible camping chair.  Can this be done? Is it a good idea? Has any one done something like this before? Thanks!

Posted by phoneyakk 8 years ago


OAWR Legs Lock Up

I'm currently assembling an Obstacle Avoiding Walking Robot, however I find the legs keep locking up.  Basically, as I move the legs the nuts are tightening to the point where the legs won't move any more.  I have washers in all the correct places so must be missing something else. Any tips on how to avoid this? Thanks. James.

Posted by jsluke 4 years ago


chip with four legs

I have a four legged chip and i dont know what it is. it is marked with a few different markings which are A83401 and 21508. on the opposite side its marking is 0549. the middle two legs are grounded with power in another and output from the fourth. it is in a joystick for a machine. can any one help?

Posted by wexd 6 years ago


legs for keyboard

Hello all, i just purchasec a new logitech illuminated keyboard, which has the shortest "legs" i've ever seen. i loved the steampunk-keyboard idea, but, until i can afford one, does anyone have an idrea on how to raise the back of the keyboard (not books or batteries - i've tried them...) ? thank you.

Posted by myming 7 years ago


(SOLVED) Three-Legged Switch - Help Please!

I recently took apart a transmitter for a set of wireless headphones that gave up on me. I salvaged a few capacitors, 4 infra red LEDs, and a switch.The problem is, I don't know how to use the switch as it has 3 legs. The only switches I know of have 2 legs. It only has 2 positions (on and off).  Could anyone let me know how to use it? Thanks,  H4ZZ

Posted by __DELETED__ 7 years ago



LED wiring - Does it matter? Answered

I've got some LEDs that I'm going to be wiring in parallel with separate resistors. Does it matter which leg of the LED the resistor is on? Is there a standard practice? I'm going to be soldering all of the legs on one side together so that I only need to have one 'ground', does it matter which leg? Thanks.

Asked by jonrb 5 years ago


hey I am trying to make a projector cart that has folding legs.

This is what I need http://common.csnstores.com/common/categories/large/18732.jpg. But i would like for the sections to fold in so that it could be transported in a car vary easy. Any suggestions for the legs would be help full.?

Asked by equinox55 9 years ago


How to make a bike-like vehicle with legs instead of wheels? Answered

For Halloween, I'm going to be riding a unicorn, and the unicorn is basically two bikes but with leg-like poles instead of wheels. This is basically like a hexapod robot, but with four legs instead of six and pedals instead of motors. I already know where to get the parts and stuff, but need to figure out how to make a working leg mechanism. Anyone have any ideas on how to make it walk?

Asked by ALogan97 7 years ago


How to make curved desk legs? Answered

Anybody know how to make curved desk legs like you see on some fancy desks.     I want to design my own but I would like to use legs like this and I don't know what I would need to do. Tools needed, best wood, methods etc... Thanks in advance.

Asked by kh319 6 years ago


why are my fiddlers losing their claws and legs?

All my male fiddlers are losing their claws and legs. I've had them for quite a while, about 6 months, and I purchased them at Walmart. Could it be age related, or a problem with the water?

Asked by ellymae2 5 years ago


Would it be possible to make a walking 8 legged... thing?

I'd like to make a walking spider, about 30 cm tall, preferably out of metal. It wouldn't even have to go in a perfectly straight line. Ideas?

Asked by Kryptonite 8 years ago



is there a way to do all 4 legs at once? Answered

I made 2 sketches of a square of different sizes, then loft them into a leg. Copy and flip it 180 degree, reposition it, then copy the pair, flip the pair and put them on the other side. Seems like there should an easier way.

Asked by narisl 1 year ago


What is the best place online or offline to buy table legs?

Looking for pre-made legs or has anyone seen a place that sells a base similar to this? http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=19581&catalog=filter&menuCatalog=room&menuSubcategory=213146

Asked by twin8885 7 years ago


im making a foosball table with thick legs, and i want to be able to remove the legs and put them again multiple times Answered

On this table the wooden legs should be attached to corners from the bottom or from sides. i need to be able to remove them and add them again and again... i thought about just using screws but i guess the wood will wear out quickly. thank you for your answers

Asked by 9 years ago


ANYONE know how to repair a leg on a IKEA BOLIDEN chair leg??

Hi a large tipsy guest fell onto my chair and split one of the 'feet' . It's an ikea boliden chair, which is the type that consists of moulded plywood arm rests and leg/foot all in one that are joined by a wooden strut across the bottom sorry it's not a very good description. the pic isn't an exact replica the arm/foot is more curvy.

Asked by mrsthursday 8 years ago




Substitue for box fan legs.

I'm trying to think of something to use in place of the plastic feet on those Lasko box fans. Any ideas? Thanks.

Posted by syllinx 2 years ago


Live Edge table with Metal Legs? Answered

I finished my version of the table. I didn't like the look of the class project, mainly it was too bulky looking. So I made this version. The top is a piece of locally sourced maple with the bark still on (live edge) and welded metal legs. The maple slab was sanded so smooth and routed by hand, It was then covered with polyurethane. Even though this is a woodworking class, the metal legs were the most challenging!Check out the write-up here!

Asked by DylanD581 1 year ago


knex machine gun?

Right, so after i saw the video for the cyclone by perfect duck, i decided to make a machine gun with the highest ROF ever. but i was wondering what mechanism it should use? because i am posting ibles for it when it is finished i dont really want to make 80 ft long chains. so what should i do?

Asked by Fred the evil puppet 6 years ago


how to build a four legged robo for climbing a ladder??

I want to build a 4 legged manually controlled robot for a college competition which can climb a ladder which is placed at an angle of 90 degrees from the ground.and the robot must be of size 400mm X 400mm X 350mm .... please help me......

Asked by pravy 8 years ago


RGB-LED with 6 legs? Answered

As far as I know, RGB-LEDs have 4 legs: 1 common cathode and 3 seperate anodes (or vice versa). Santa Claus has left me a RGB LED with 6 pins. Now I'm confused and he has left the country! Can anyone help and explain this to me?

Asked by bertus52x11 7 years ago



How to prevent aching legs after Weights, basketball, falling, etc.? Answered

My legs ache, bad, i can barely walk, i need a remedy to prevent this, i stretch before i lift except for yesterday when i was just playing basketball, but that's the only time they have hurt since i have started lifting.

Asked by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


Mouse IR detector Challenge

Anybody know how to determine which legs are which on the IR detector (double transistor) in old-school mice? One leg is common and the other two legs are emitters. Is there a test I can perform with a needle type VOM that could identify the leads? These three legged components are very common and can be used to build really simple and cheap data acquisition of rpm using the microphone jack and 5 volts from a USB port. One leg has extra metal and is likely the common. Still I would like to know if anyone has a test procedure. Thanks to all and keep repurposing everything in your path. It just feels good.

Posted by nickec 11 years ago


how can I make a person look like they have no legs? Answered

It's for a play and the actor has to be wheeled around the stage a bit but mostly just sitting still.

Asked by 8 years ago


Custom Glow Table: need ideas!

Hello everybody! First of all i'd just like to say I just made an account but have been using this site for years and love you guys =] I have this idea for a tv stand / table and I am stuck. attached is a drawing of my table (tried my best). The idea is a table made out of a recycled door as the table top, clear 6'' diameter and 2' long tubes as the legs, a liquid that reacts to blacklight inside the legs of the table such as laundry soap to fill the inside of the legs, and one small waterproof fan in each of the front legs to create a vortex inside the tube. So essentially I want a table with legs made of clear tubes with a glowing tornado in each front leg and a black light mounted under the table to light em' up! I need help figuring out what would be the best / cheapest material to use to create the front legs. Also what type of fan to use that is waterproof and will have enough torque to turn the water. Any help is appreciated!!  

Posted by stupidmagnoopid 6 years ago