Translated instructable

Hej! Today I recognized a translated version of one of my ibles and I'd like to give some feedback about the experience ;) I think it's supercool someone took the time and made the effort to translate one of my ibles. I really enjoy the fact that people I would never be able to talk to now can read my ible.  That's actually amazing and I'd like to thank you for that! And I want to share some of my thoughts and feelings about it: REALIZING: - The first few moments when I realized there was a new instructable existing in my account I was a little bit in shock.  Don't get me wrong - but my profile feels like my "private" spot on the site. It's a messy place with lot's of weird draft ideas and unfinished instructables. (I would have tidied up if I'd expected guests...) Of course I surmised admins and staff somehow would be able to enter this place - but I feel a little invaded as it actually happened.   -- I think there are several possibilities to avoid this irritating moment: -The translator could write a PM before starting the translation. Just to inform the author about there is soon going to be another version of one of your ibles. (This might be a little bit more "paperwork" but could also save the translator some time. There is a chance an author speaks another language and would be able to do the translation him/herself...) - The translator (or the instructables robot) could send a PM to the author when the translation is published to inform him/her about the new ible. (I'm a sucker for those "your instructable was featured" mails - a "your instructable was translated" mail would make me happy and would help me to forget about the girl's cave invasion)  INSPECTION: - I can't say anything about the quality of the translation since I don't speak spanish - but it seems to me the translator was pretty meticulous on his/her job: the wikipedia links in the instructable are "translated" as well and link now (as far as possible) to the spanish wikipedia. That's thoughtful and I really appreciate it! (It's a funny thing that, although I can't actually read this instructable, it still feels like "mine".) SUGGESTION: I think it wouldn't hurt if the translator adds a very last sentence to the translated instructable like " this instructable was translated by XY" There are several advantages to this info: - There would be given some credit to the translator - The people writing comments wouldn't be confused about the combination of a perfectly written instructable and google translated comment replies... I have no clue who translated my ible. I think it would be awesome if the translator had a instructables profile. I would like to thank this person!  So this is my feedback, might it be useful... (Woho! I'm exited about the translation! This is übercool! Thank you! )

Posted by spunk 3 years ago


Get Your Picture on the Homepage!

AudreyObscura here, I have been the gal photographing most of the featured authors for the recent homepage re-design. I am encouraging YOU! YES, YOU! to help us keep our homepage exciting and fresh! We are seeking excellent images of the community's authors, but keep in mind we have a particular aesthetic we are seeking: Images of Authors working on their projects Portraits of Authors in their workspace (kitchens! studios! where ever you make stuff!) High-res, well lit images (2000 px on it's SHORTEST side) Land-scape orientation Strong compositions Excellent accompanying instructables I will continue to photograph local authors, and I'll keep the forum updated as I travel to other areas. I'll tell you where I'll be, and you let me know if you want a photo taken while I'm there. By no means should we limit ourselves to featuring just the authors that I am able to visit. So take great picture of yourself working on your projects, and we might just feature your work in our Homepage Rotator. If you want more information feel free to PM me and I will try and coach you through making great photos for the site. Please post your photos in the forum topic below :) YAY!!!!!!

Posted by audreyobscura 5 years ago


I need someone to help me with me 3x3x3 and 4x4x4 led cube schematics?

Im making them to run off my arduino UNO, And Im sure most of you are tired of seeing these. But Im going to do a 3x3x3 and 4x4x4 before tackling the massive task of the 8x8x8. I want to make sure Im doing it right, And I drew up some very basic schematics as for what I need to do. Im hoping these are at least somewhere in the ballpark. 3x3x3 http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8991/s340604p01wl.jpg 4x4x4 http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/8792/4x4x4blueprint.jpg So yeah, thats what I have so far, as for led's heres the specs: Life Rating : 100,000 Hours Emitted Colour : Blue Size (mm) : 5mm Lens Colour : Water clear Peak Wave Length (nm) : 460 ~ 470 Forward Voltage (V) :  3.0 ~ 3.4 Reverse Current (uA) : Luminous Intensity Typ Iv (mcd) : 6000(Typical) ~ 8000(Max) Viewing Angle : 20~25 Degree Max Power Dissipation(PM): 80mW Max Peak Forward Current(IFP): 75mA Lead Soldering Temperature : 240 Degree ( Operating Temperature Range : -25 ~ +85 Degree Preservative Temperature Range : -30 ~ +100 Degree Not sure what resistors I need though.

Asked by 'earl 6 years ago


Epic thread patch contest! UPDATED - All gone! Thanks for participating!

I seem to be flush with all these shiny patches! They're burning a hole in my pocket, and I can't wait to give them away.So here's the deal: start or reply to an epic thread on this topic. Comment exchanges that are Epic in some way (epically funny, epically fail, epically thoughtful, epically intelligent, involving epic numbers of staff (where staff number > 0 = EPIC) or any other kind of epic) win all epic participants patches!! Exchanges on other topics or instructables - published AFTER 7/24 10:12 PM Central time - are also eligible for submission, but comments on here are preferred. ;)So go on, make my day with an epic posting!UPDATEWow, you guys are pretty epic!! I've got two epic patches left to give - I'm going to make you work much, much harder for the last two. ;) Last epic patches go to especially epic posts. You have to make me either literally laugh out loud or cry (or both). Seeing as how this is a more demanding requirement, the prize is a little sweeter - I'll give you any * patch you want! *see instructables TOS for pertinent exceptionsUPDATE: All gone! Wow! Ya'll are really epic!!

Posted by Lithium Rain 8 years ago


PLEASE HELP! how do I fix this laptop? Answered

So quite recently, my laptop quit working, with no warnings or anything, it just turns on, but the screen and hard drive do nothing. it wasn't the cpu so i have ni idea what is wrong with it. it was a acer aspire 5672, if someone knows how to help me figure out whats wrong, please pm me. but this question is regarding another laptop. I got a really cheap acer travelmate 5530 because it had a broken screen and didnt turn on. I have a replacement screen, but the power problem is not as simple as i thought it would be. so now i am asking for help. I opened up the laptop and right in the area where the charging plug plugs into the motherboard there was a blown transistor, marked "E72" just like the second one in the area. I took a picture, but it is kind of hard to tell the bits and pieces because they are really small so its hard to get a picture of them. I did my best to unsolder the tiny transistor but i need to know if any transistor will work to replace it (eg: one from another laptop), or if I am going to have to find another "E72" one. also it looks like some other components are fried, if you guys can help me figure out what they are and what to replace them with that would be great. Thanks in advance,         zack247.

Asked by zack247 7 years ago


P.M. D.C. Motor for Treadmill

Hi I am working on an Image 15.0 R Treadmill. As soon as you start it , it shuts down as if the circuit has been interrupted. I unhooked the drive belt so that there was no resistance to it and it does the same still. The speed sensor seems to be working okay so I pulled the controller (board) and tried re-flowing it. as I flip the treadmills switch on not starting the treadmill-just turning the power on the motor runs for about 3 seconds. Because the cover is off while I am working on it I can see that during that 3 second window the motor has a spark (bolt) from one of the bolts to the post (I think stater) the one that if the motor were disassembled the part spinning inside the copper wind. I don't remember what it's called (armature?) Anyway this arching does not re-occur unless I completely unhook the board once more and re-assemble. After re-flow the motor still just begins to load (start) bumps about 1/2 a rotation and stops. I read an article here that Iceng had commented about bringing his P.M. D.C. Motor model # c335483304 back to life......it is the exact motor....my girlfriend has been on me about fixing her treadmill so here I am. Anything would be of great interest and help to me. Thanks a million in advance. Troy

Posted by ill build u one 4 years ago


Designing a Solar powered sign. Need help determining how many watt solar panel? Answered

I am trying to run a sign off of solar power. The sign has 40 LED modules. Each module has 3 individual leds. The specs for each module are 12v, consumes .7 watts, and 50 mA. Multiplying watts and amps by the number of modules you get 28 watts and 2 amps. I'm looking at solar panels from walmart and they come in 10,15,20,30 ,60 watt panels. If the sign is ran 12 hours a night(6pm-6am), That means 28 watts x 12 hours = 336 watts used per night. If the solar panel gets 8 hours of sunlight to charge(8am-4pm), that means 336 watts/ 8 hours means I need a 42 watt solar panel? Also, how big of a battery do I need? 2 amps x 12 hours = 24 AmpHour battery? EDIT: I'm going to use a 12V timer relay so I can run the LEDs from 6-11 pm and 5-7 am. This decreases the on time to 7 hours and 196 watts. With 8 hours of sunlight, that means 25 watt charge. Also 2 amps x 7 hours = 14 AmpHour battery. 

Asked by tallemertes 2 years ago


read this scam

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Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


'How to thank Instructables' collaboration

'How to thank Instructables' collaboration. Yes, I know I have done something pretty much exactly like this before. But lets be honest, the letters were rubbish, they were boring, and it was all done by me. This one is really going ot be one done by quite a few (14 people including me to be exact. One person per letter) knexers in the Instructables community. But the letters that you have to make, can't be like mine. All boring and flat and dull. They have to be CREATIVE, FUN, AWESOME, COOL! Now, you may volunteer to do a letter, but once you volunteer, you can't get out! DUN DUN DUNNNNN! :-) So anyway, please join in and thank the ible staff. Here are the paces avalible: The hand/glove - I - N - S - Hiyadudez (Sorry, I want the S for some reason :-P) T - Owen-mon-82397 R - Smilee U - Sprout_less C - T - A - Killer~safecracker B - DSMAN195276 L - Seleziona E - S - CJ81499 When you finish your letter, DO NOT show it to ANYONE! Once you have confirmed that you will be doing a letter, I will PM you with the link to the chatroom where you can show other collaboration members your letters and chat about stuff. Thanks for helping, and good luck :-)

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago


Word document showing codes? Answered

Dear experts I was working with my document and after a reboot the document no longer showable. Using office 2010, Word 2010, and when I open the file it shows alots codes like this: ×;ÏC PEZ‹c]¯8åã#ç ÅVs¤²Â ÙK@ 6.þƒe cY‚Ü«ß– fuzÍ 3 Ùë7ü96Ù³µ¿d­LT²çŒ ÈaóÞrT”)sG lÛzMù'ÿR °9:o ìÄNtpw PM è!] H{é¼ K²”ô • öŠÂU E)[  â  usA Ó%>ŒB yC L½Df  §ü öHÕ– ò^ éÆÔ=`} ͇•£ ÂM S¿bé”&¾«wðÌ "Bè1®4 3R Š XJ %WÁëz¡Ù¼Cøš/.ÿÌM[¥á>¿f®çe’Ö4xvÞñÅ)¨è¨˜¡¦“òG4 |™q «p!\ñ‚€1à Kleâ £)ãTê0ؾ…q + ã‚  Ù©  п_ø«Ìù"Á¾+k!#Ó »ôYŒ I thought it was encoding problem so I check all the encodings that Word got but no luck... and I tried to save to txt file, this didnt work as well. I also tried to using recover/repair and see if that work, but still no luck. Any ideas? Thx

Asked by PaulConl 3 years ago


Mods and Admin Needed!

I know I have started a lot of threads lately, and I apologize, but this will be my last thread for a few days.http://triadplanet.orgThat is my website. It is looking pretty empty now. I would LOVE to add content to it, but I need some help!I am searching for 5 people who would make good admins. Below I have included a list of needed skills to apply:-Moderate Amount of Free Time-Love of Games, Geekery, or Development (of any kind)-Basic HTML knowledge-Ability to copy/paste HTML text to add to front page-Devotion to the internet-Ability to write articles and post messages-Maturity and restraintI am also searching for 10 people who would make good mods. Below I have included a list of skills needed to apply:-Moderate Amount of Free Time-Love of Games, Geekery, or Development (of any kind)-Basic forum knowledge-Basic phpBB knowledge-Ability to modify forums-Ability to write articles including stickies and announcements-Maturity and restraint-Devotion to the internet-A partridge in a pear tree.If you are interested in signing up, please PM me here, email me at murdok09@gmail.com or post on my forums! You don't need all the above skills, but the more the better! I hope to hear from some of you soon!-Murdok

Posted by Murdok 10 years ago


Save the Crucible

Those in the Bay Area may already be familiar with the myriad classes The Crucible offers.It's where I learned to weld. It's where many of my friends have learned fire arts, glass fusing, and other really unique skills you can't get anywhere else. And I plan on further honing my led and el wire skills with their classes. It's an awesome environment with great, patient teachers and an enormous workspace.Plus, have you seen their fire ballets? And the Fire Arts Festivals? Amazing!!But now the Crucible is in trouble! They need our help!The Crucible has already been awarded two years of funding, but that is about to be taken away due to proposed budget cuts. Here are some ways you can help:Sign their petitionCheck out City Council Meeting on Tuesday October 21st! 6:00 pm at Oakland City Hall Council ChambersContact a Council Member and let them know how important the arts are to you!Other ways you can support The Crucible:Join The Crucible as a member; or step up to the next level when you renewCheck out their fundraising events and gala performances like Dracul: Prince of Fire, our next fire ballet fundraiser in JanuaryTake a class or workshop and bring your friends!Check out what our members have done with the Crucible already! Steel Necklace Giant Fractal Pie Wood Bowl

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Collections - a problem?

First off, this post is in no way targeted at any specific authors, and is just a piece of opinionated feedback. However, I will make reference to the data that I found about certain users. I love Instructables. Specifically, I love being able to browse the recent section, to see what fantastic ideas people have come up with and shared with the world. However, I hate being confronted by a wall of 'Collections' - it really does bug me! It is not new work - yes, it can make it convenient to look at recipes that all use tofu, or DIY quadrocopter plans to compare them, but it is not new content! I don't want to be offensive, but when you make 88 collections in under 2 weeks, it comes across like you're just begging/spamming for votes and don't have anything useful to add of your own design/ I propose a filter, that would allow you to remove collections from your viewing on 'Recent', to stop them clogging up the page if you so wish - not a policy change to stop collections from appearing, but an option to do so.  As a separate proposal, I suggest that the views for collections be disabled, to discourage spamming, and promote original content. I'd love some feedback from others, so please do chip in. If you want, you can PM me if you have the desire for a more private conversation. Cheers, S.

Posted by SanjayBeast 4 years ago


Test subjects with working but useless computers needed *please*

 Hi I am looking for some test subjects who are willing to sacrifice their old or junk computer to help me test something very important, please to not feel urged but if you wish to please reply, I will send you a pm with a file if you wish to help. It is a virus but not as you think, it was made fully from a batch file, please hep, I will soon be  pro and may give patches out. THANK YOU if you help. More info: self replicating and running virus which is set to run the first time your computer turns on after you run it, afterwards it needs to take some time to re read the files and re running.1 gb of spce will be filled every 6 minutes so it is kinda deadly but it slows down afterwards, then it self replicates and runs a lot and then you turn you pc off and back on it self replicates again and makes more folders and files until your hard drive comes to a halt, on the slowest computers it can fill a 360 gb drive in 3-5 hours depending on cpu usage. Because it uses to much processing power it is extremely detectable so please help me I will also post a file to stop all of this. Name: qwerty virus

Posted by knex_mepalm 8 years ago


Instructables business

Hi Lee, This sounds like a good thing to discuss in our Forums or our Q and A section of the site. Please post your question there and watch the discussion develop! Best, Support Team @ Instructables On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:40 PM, Lee Kynaston wrote: Before I start I am so stuck to you web site I believe it has so much potential. I've only benn in the construction trade for 10 years now I love to build. Basically I believe you could influence a lot of people if you opened a high-street and produced the products that people want to make, and also give the opportunity to teach and let people walk into the shop openly express there feeling by booking sessions to us the work shop to make things to sell themselves. This is what I believe your next step to communal teaching should be. If you do decide to do this then I would like to start presenting you with business plans and help to make the business work. My name is Lee Kynaston I have previously been studying joinery, pipefitting, plumbing, cladding, welding, ceiling fixing and other construction skills. If you would like to contact me more on my idea please do on leekynaston@live.co.uk or on 07801860128 Thank you for your time Lee Kynaston I re read this and it is quite funny to read but if only I'd be in there everyday.

Posted by LeeKynaston 3 years ago


Dutch knex guns, wars and other things

I know there are some Dutch knexers here. Since Holland is quite small, maybe we can have a war or share ideas. If you are Dutch tell me and if you're interested in a war say it. Since this is ment for Dutch people i will now continue in Dutch. Als het je wat lijkt om een keer een gevecht te houden PM me dan en ik zal proberen meer deelnemers te werven. Als je weet welke mensen met knex instructables Nederlands zijn post dan even een comment. Voor een war geldt:          minimaal 12 jaar oud                                              maximaal 15 jaar oud                                              minimaal 3 maanden ervaring met knex guns                                              over de tijd, locatie, plaats en regels kan worden gediscussieerd.                                              GEEN GEWEREN DIE VERDER SCHIETEN DAN 25 METER!!!!! als je tips hebt of je wilt gewoon wat kwijt, zeg het dan P.S. Use google translate if you want to know whats written in Dutch (it's just the age, experience and requirements) P.S. If you want to say something, post your comment in both Dutch and English if possible

Posted by Knex.X 6 years ago


Glowsticks, motors, and an Iomega Jaz disk for Macs.

Hey everyone, I'm looking to get rid of some stuff I've had laying around for a while. I've got about 80 glowsticks + bracelet and ball connectors, and would like $20 obo for them, plus shipping. Colors are blue (clear in picture), green (lighter yellow in picture), yellow, pink, and orange. Some may be past expiration date (yeah, apparently they have one...), but there are plently of them there. Also, two cannon precision motors, both with D shaped shafts, one with a belt gear, $10 for both, plus shipping. Both motors are just under 3 inches long, and 1 3/4 inches wide, the shafts extend about 1-2 inches out. And, last but not least, an Iomega Jaz 1GB disk for Macs, price on Amazon is 93 bucks, but I'm selling for $20, plus shipping. I've provided pictures of everything, if your interested please send me a PM. PLEASE READ, I'm only going to accept Paypal payments, just to keep things simple. I'll send you a money request when we work out details. I'll be shipping the items USPS Priority mail, sorry only to the main 48 states. If I haven't covered any questions you might have, please feel free to message me! Thanks for help fund my projects XD

Posted by Zem 8 years ago


Get a Jump Start on Your Project at TechShop Menlo Park This Saturday

If you have a project in mind that you want to make, but you're not sure how to get started, the folks at TechShop invite you to come to the TechShop Project Kickoff and BBQ on Saturday, October 4 from 10 AM to 5 PM at TechShop Menlo Park and get expert help.A panel of expert makers (including TechShop staff, TechShop Instructors, and TechShop's founder Jim Newton) will field your questions, offer advice, and help get you moving in the direction of success with your project, no matter how big or small.This event is free and open to everyone who has a project they want to build, and you don't need to be a TechShop member to attend. Just bring your project ideas and your thinking cap.TechShop is a membership-based DIY workshop that gives you access to tools and equipment, wide-open workspace, expert instruction, and a vibrant community of makers so you can build the things you have always wanted to make.TechShop Menlo Park Web Site: http://www.techshop.ws

Posted by TechShopJim 9 years ago


Old DVD and CD Drives for Sale.

I have some old DVD and CD drives that I don't want and I thought somebody might want to buy them for a little bit of nothing. The DVD drives have the following: Atleast two continuous motors. A LED A push button A laser diode Assorted gears, pulleys, rods, and belts. The CD drives have the following: Atleast two continuos motors A LED A push button Assorted gears, pulleys, rods, and belts. These drives don't work in computers but most of the internals are still useable for projects. I am not trying to make a lot of money from these I don't want them so I thought maybe somebody else could use them. I just want you to pay me shipping plus a few dollars for the packing and my time. Shippping may be kind of expensive because these are heavy. If you prefer I can take out the parts that you want and send you just those. Either way I hope somebody can use these. I preffer to ship to only the continental US. I accept payment through pay pal. If you are interested then post and I will respond and we can work things out over the PM system.

Posted by nurdee1 6 years ago


How to wire 2 two-way switches in series to make a 2-way switch system!?

Hey all, my teacher posed this question as extra credit and I've asked quite a few people and no one can figure it out.  The problem is: Use two 2-way switches to create a two-way-switch-system.  When I say 2-way swithces  I mean a switch with two copper screws.  Logically, it can't be done as both switches would need to be on for the circuit to work (power the bulb, that is) but a two way switch system means that either switch should be able to turn on the bulb.  This can easily be solved using two 3-way switches (one black screw and 2 copper screws) but this problem can only be solved using two 2-way switches, power, and the bulb.  I've drawn a bunch of schematics and I've gotten the closes to answering it.  So far, the closest thing I've had is to wire the switches in series but the circuit in parallel.  The answer to this is something so ludicrous that you just wouldn't do it, but there IS in fact a solution.  Please help! Email me at some114@gmail.com (please include pictures if you are able to! I'm uploading a link to a site with all my schematics. link doesn't quite work yet; I'll have it up by 12:30 pm pacific time. http://students.washington.edu/coreyg3/help/help.html

Asked by some114 8 years ago


Instructables Show & Tell- in our town, and yours

Come to the first Instructables Show & Tell near you this March! Held in the Bay Area (Friday 3/9, 7pm at Instructables HQ), the Boston area (Saturday 3/10, 7pm, hosted by MITERS), Austin (Saturday 3/10 at SXSW, hosted by dorkbot ), NYC (Thursday 3/22, hosted by Etsy, Make, PopSci, and Create Digital Music) , Atlanta (Friday 3/30, 8pm), Savannah (Thursday, 3/22), and Orlando (Friday 3/23, 6pm). Contact me by private message if you'd like to host an Instructables Show & Tell in your area, and we'll add it to the list. Locations and times will be posted at the bottom of the page. We'll be doing this again, so plan ahead.The TheoryHow to Host an Instructables Show and TellBring your friends & family, drinks or a snack for the table, and something you've made (or are thinking about or working on) to share with the group. You'll meet a diverse group of smart, excited art and technology geeks who want to talk to you about your projects and ideas. Please RSVP so we'll have a decent guess how many people to expect.Examples: your new LED, LEGO, or K'nex project, a cool screen-printed T-shirt, neat origami, a cool bike mod, home-made kimchee, alternate uses for your ipod, a fire-breathing Godzilla, a neat example of vintage technology, or just a cool idea you'd like to explore with other like-minded people. Anything you'd put up as an Instructable is definitely fair game- bring it by and show it off. Email or message me if you've got specific questions.Note: NO PowerPoint. You've got 2-4 minutes to talk about your project; words and models are best way to do a quick demo.SCHEDULE:7pm Doors open for mingling and snacks. If you've got something to talk about, put your name on the whiteboard. If not, you'd best have brought extra snacks.~8-9:30 Show & Tell. We run through the list, giving everyone a couple of minutes to talk about their project/idea and answer a few questions. In-depth discussion is saved for later so everyone gets a chance to demo their project; there will be a gong.~9:30-10:30 Check out what you liked, ask the questions we didn't get to during Show & Tell, talk to the cute nerd you've been eyeing across the room, and help clean out the rest of the snacks.Now you can join your geographic group!LOCATIONS: Bay Area Instructables, Friday 9 March, 7pm2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CA directionsRSVP: canida(*at*) instructables.com Boston Area MITERS, Saturday 10 March, 7pm265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA directionsMost of the Instructables & Squid Labs founders built things at MITERS when they were in school; it's a neat clubhouse full of people who love to make fun things. They've got an Instructables group to show some of them off. NOTE: Please don't bring beer or wine as this event is on the MIT campus. Austin dorkbot Saturday, 10 March, 6-8pmBrush Square Park at 5th and Neches map(electronic art) Come to a special dorkbot during the SXSW Interactive Festival! We'll have a carnival style presentation of mad science fun spread across stations around the tent. Between scheduled presentations, show off your own project and get 30 seconds on the mike to tell the crowd about your demented electronic pursuits before being unceremoniously buzzed off the stage by 20,000 volts of raw power! Enormously raw POWER! Brush Square Park is adjacent to the Austin Convention Center, host of SXSW.Mandatory RSVP here or email rsvp@dorkbotaustin.org New York Etsy Labs Thursday, 22 March, 7pm325 Gold St., 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY mapHosted by Etsy, MAKE, PopSci, & Create Digital Music Atlanta Taco Mac Perimeter Friday, 30 March 8pm1211 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta, GA mapRSVP: PM irollmyown or email jenny (*at*) hackaddict.net Orlando Panera Friday, 23 March 6pm11472 University Blvd., Orlando, FL mapRSVP: PM trebuchet03 or or send him email @gmail.com Savannah Thursday, 22 March, 6:30pmCafe at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA mapRSVP: PM royalestelYour City Here?Volunteer to host now! Libraries, schools, and other community venues will often let you reserve space. Just send me a personal message or an email and we'll coordinate.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Handmade Nation Film

Buying local for many means buying handmade objects that are designed and fabricated with ingenuity, grit and love. Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that imbue traditional handiwork techniques with a punky do-it-yourself ethos informed by modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. The film explores the burgeoning art community of indie crafters that is fueled by creativity, determination and networking. First-time director Faythe Levine traveled the U.S. to capture the tight-knit community, conducting interviews in the studios and homes of noted and independent artists. Levine also details how Web sites, blogs and online stores have spurred a once underground movement and how crafts have expanded to connect with the greater public through boutiques, galleries and fairs.Following the screening there will be a discussion with Lisa Congdon, owner of retailer Rare Device; Derek Fagerstrom, Craft and DIY Co-editor at design*sponge and co-owner of The Curiosity Shoppe; Natalie Zee Drieu, Senior Editor of Craft magazine; and Stephanie Syjuco, fine artist and professor.Selling their work will be the following artists and vendors: Dutch Door Press, Diana Fayt, Cara Lyndon, Miss Natalie, Mittenmaker, Nous Savons, Sharon Spain, Woolly Hoodwinks, Zum, The Curiosity Shoppe, Little Otsu, Needles & Pens and Rare Device.March 11, 2009, 7:30 pmMezzanine, San Francisco, CAPhotographed by Micaela O'Herlihy. (65 min)Tickets are $8 for SFFS members and $12 for non-membersHandmade Nation San Francisco Film Society

Posted by noahw 9 years ago


Custom Built LED Module for Your PC

Have you ever been interested in having one of those neat computers that are lighted inside, but don't want to pay for an expensive computer. Now you can get a lighting module for your PC for as little as ten dollars. I am building LED modules for users to integrate into their PCs. The standard ones have eight LEDs, run off of the standard molex power connector, and beautifully illuminate your PC. However, I can custom build an illumination module with almost any features you want I can even use blinking LEDs. And the best part is they are cheap, the standard module will only cost you 10 dollars plus shipping. These are built with quality parts and are fully tested. The standard module is built with eight high luminosity white LEDs, just like in this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Module-for-Your-PC/. I can customize these in the following ways: More or less LEDs. I can use any number of LEDs that is a multiple of four. Blinking. I can make these with all or any number of blinking LEDs. Different breadboard sizes. I can make these with any standard size breadboard If there is a different modification you want then let me know and I may very well be able to do it. Extra modifications may cost slightly more, but they are still significantly cheaper than an illuminated computer cases. Look at the pictures and if you want one or wish to inquire about shipping post or PM me.

Posted by nurdee1 6 years ago


Educators and Where to Find Them

I am in search of educators and students using Instructables as part of a course or class. I would like to present at my state and national art education conference in the next year on how to use Instructables.com as a resource for student learning, sharing, critique, and assessment, but I have not been able to try this yet in my own classroom. It is a hope for the future, as my district has Instructables blocked through our web filter presently. If you are using Instructables for any of these purposes or know of someone who is, please drop me a line through a comment or PM so we might connect and share thoughts and experiences.   I'm posting this in feedback, because I am unaware of any way to find these people otherwise. Could there be some way to search for users that have added a particular city, state, or country to their profile? A profession section in the profile that is also searchable would be helpful as well.  Additionally, I am all for web anonymity and staying safe online, but it seems rare for authors to include their location in their profile. Requiring or encouraging authors to include at least the country of origin would  make it easier to understand and connect with those who come from a country or state/province/county that is not your own. For example, if I see an ible with less than perfect grammar or spelling, it is easier to overlook when I see that the author is not from an english speaking country. I have my state listed on my location, because we Texans have some pretty unique traditions and perspectives that may seem foreign even to those in another state. 

Posted by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago


Guerilla Ganja Discussion

Photohippie wanted us to continue our discussion, but Grandpiper made a good point that the comments would be irrelevant to the Instructable and would clutter it all up. I figure that in a forum we can get more ideas on the matter, and I think it's something worth discussing. What was said so far...GrandPiper says:I always wanted to do this with marijuana seeds. They grow fast and can survive under pretty harsh conditions. Im sure they would get pulled up eventually but if you hit enough spots with them and planted close to 20 or whatever a spot, i think it would really send a statement to your city. I wanted to do it preferably in the downtown area, add some green life to the dead concrete jungle. Valche says:Usually I try to leave positive comments, but that's a stupid idea. I'm all for legalization, but planting pot isn't going to make any statement other than "Wow, some pothead thinks they're cool."GrandPiper says:Hmm what's your idea then? Writing your politicians so they can blow us off for lobbyists? How is my idea much more different then marching in the streets? The guerrilla growing is a way to say "hey i dont think smoking marijuana is as bad as other legal drugs" and it also doesnt expose yourself to the police as a marijuana smoker. This can be done in the cover of the night and you could carry a lot of seeds without being noticed.Sorry for posting a response irrelevant to the instructable! and Valche if you want to discuss this further, send me a pm.

Posted by Valche 9 years ago


Instructables Member Cards!

Hi, gmjhowe here.Well i had eaten my sandwich early, and i was kinda bored during my lunch. So i decided to make full use of my work computer producing these lovely 'members card'I figured that we all love this site, and would be proud to carry a member card around. Also if you print many of these off they can be used as pseudo business cards, great if you want to give somebody a link to all your projects!I also have now added a generic card, for people to hand out that just has the normal web address on! (thanks skate for the suggestion!)Now, this is how it works, i have the full artwork files, done in Quark Xpress, anybody is welcome to have these, just PM me.Anyone else who wants one, just hit a comment below, listing how you want your name, the title you would like under your name, your 'member since' date, and your member page.Also add the image that you would like.I will reply with a comment, with a nice pdf file for you to print off and use!I will then work my way down the comments, first come, first served.Thanks again, Gmjhowe(ps, ive also included a .pdf file of my member card, so you can see what quality your getting)(pps, yes i am providing these file for free, it just might take a while to complete)

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


Finding authors who like to share and co-operate with their instructables

This is Kalimov. I am now working in an education company called Shanghai Genius Education Technology Co. Ltd. that mainly deals with schools in China. I am also a maker, too. For several years, I've read about instructables on instructables.com and many of them were quite amazing, both in techniques or ideas. I think why not introduce them to kids in schools of China? I've asked the staff commitee about my idea and now I'm sharing this idea to you. Below is my thinking. My company wants to introduce some overseas instructables to schools in Shanghai or other cities in China. We also want to publish books of tutorial compilation. We are willing to translate English to Chinese. We like to share the backstories of a making and autobiography of you. What we need is your permission that you like to share or write out how much benefit you want (PM).  Summary: In the book and the app we are going to publish, there are introduction of instructables.com, your profile and tutorials, your backstories. We share the benefit from education market. All sales reports are going to be visible to everyone. Besides, I also collect some of my crafting these years and I have made a post here. https://www.instructables.com/id/Some-Pictures-of-Crafting-I-Made-These-Years/. Thanks to Mike Asarus, Liquid Wash Hand and many members in instructables.com that they keep inspiring DIYers all the time!

Posted by Kalimov Lok 10 months ago


Got contest ideas? Want to help HQ staff?

You may have noticed that we run a lot of contests here on Instructables. Big ones, little ones, sponsored ones, weird ones, helpful ones, and the occasional flop. We like contests, because they reward what many of you would already be doing: making creative things and sharing them with the world. We run contests for two main reasons: to reward authors with the kinds of prizes that help them to make more cool projects, and to give sponsors an opportunity to foment authentic customer experiences. The best contests combine the two with an awesome theme and even awesomer prizes. Since we started running contests, we’ve given away hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prizes. Prizes ship out much faster than they used to (it helps that interns aren’t running the shipping room), and we’re pushing our limits to see how many engaging and awesome contests we can run at once. This year alone, we’ve run about 20 contests with prizes totaling ~$25,000. We’ve got more in the works, too. This is where we need your help! If you’ve got contest theme ideas, I’d love to hear them. If you have prize ideas, leave ‘em in the comments. And, if you or your business want to sponsor a contest of your very own, send me a PM.

Posted by wilgubeast 5 years ago


instructables Email Newsletter: Links will not work.

For the past three email newsletters that I've received from intructables, the links will not work properly. In the past, I've always been able to click on a link and have it appear fine in my Internet Explorer 7 using Windows XP. All updates/patches have been applied to the system I use as it is a Department of Defense computer. Here is an example link:http://app.streamsend.com/c/1719841/93471/XyBLcPu/Bfu4?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instructables.com%2Fid%2FMega_Man_Costume%2FAfter attempting to connect for about 10 seconds ("Connecting...") this message appears:Network Access Message: The website cannot be found Explanation: There was no response to the name resolution request. As a result the IP address for the website you requested could not be found. Try the following: Refresh page: Search for the page again by clicking the Refresh button. The timeout may have occurred due to Internet congestion. Check spelling: Check that you typed the Web page address correctly. The address may have been mistyped. Access from a link: If there is a link to the page you are looking for, try accessing the page from that link. If you are still not able to view the requested page, try contacting your administrator or Helpdesk. Technical Information (for support personnel) Error Code 11002: Host not found Background: This error indicates that the gateway could not find an authoritative DNS server for the website you are trying to access. Date: 11/6/2008 3:27:10 PM [GMT] Server: cinnamon.Ncdoc.navy.mil Source: DNS problemPlease advise. Thanks!

Posted by brendangillespie 9 years ago


Come to the TechShop Orlando Community Meet-Up Party Saturday Night (2/23/08)!

Where Do You Make YOUR Instructables? Make Them at TechShop Orlando!If you haven't heard about TechShop yet, TechShop is an open workshop space that provides its members with access to many tools and machines, and a place that they can just hang out and work on their projects. TechShop also offers lots of short, inexpensive classes on all the tools and equipment to members and non-members. Most importantly, TechShop is a full-time community for Makers.TechShop is currently in operation in Menlo Park, California, and is opening 9 locations, including one in Orlando, Florida, this summer. TechShop's founder Jim Newton and TechShop Orlando partner Robin Lopez invite all Orlando area Makers to come to the TechShop Orlando Community Meet-Up Party on Saturday, February 23 from 7 to 10 PM. You'll have the chance to talk about what you want to see at the Orlando TechShop facility, and find out what their plans are during an open Q/A session. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided by TechShop, and there will be a no-host bar.If you can attend, TechShop asks that you RSVP at the TechShop Orlando Web Site at: http://orlando.techshop.ws/rsvp.htmlIf you have friends, relatives or know of clubs or groups that you think would like to know about TechShop Orlando, please invite them to come to this event by forwarding this message to them along with the RSVP link. All Orlando Makers are welcome!TechShop Orlando - http://orlando.techshop.wsCommunity Meet-Up Party Information - http://orlando.techshop.ws/rsvp.htmlTechShop HQœ - http://www.techshop.ws

Posted by TechShop 10 years ago


Vancouver Mini Maker Faire - 2013

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2013 June 1-2 @ PNE ***UPDATE June 3, 2013**** What a weekend! Thanks to everyone that stopped by and sharing your excitement about our amazing community. It was great to meet everyone, and if you gave us your username then you've already been sent a special Maker Faire digital patch. An extra special thanks to ChrysN, M3G, SHIFT! and Stumpchunkman for volunteering their time to help at the booth and share their experiences with other makers. You guys are great! Check out a few of the pictures from the Faire, please share your own in the comments below if you have some. April 11, 2013 Instructables will have a booth there again this year, so stop on by and say hello! Like last year, our booth will have the usual assortment of DIY bric-a-brack from our community and our booth is a great place to meet-up with other makers; we've also got a special treat for any member that identifies themselves with their username at the booth! Early bird tickets are on sale now, but only for the month of April, so get yours quick! Ticket Prices (early bird weekend pass): Family (up to 5 people, max 2 adults): $50 Single: Adult $20, Student $14, Child $10 I'm looking for volunteers to help run the booth! If you're in the Greater Vancouver Area during the dates and want to help out please drop me a PM and we'll work on a time. What is your favourite thing about Maker Faire? Were you there last year, are you going again this year? Let me know in the comments below. See you there! 

Posted by mikeasaurus 5 years ago


San Diego Fab Lab Open House and Fab Fest

Dear Friends,Please join us on Saurday, November 22ndfrom 9 am 'til 1 pm --The Heads On Fire :: Fab Lab is the first of the MIT Fab Labs to appear on the west coast, and is located in San Diego.We will be holding an Open House event to engage the community in innovation and creation using the Fab Lab tools, which will be set up at the market and available for use. Bring your kids, your family, your crafty friends!We will be one block from the Lab's usual location at the fantastic City Heights Farmers Market. Local MAKERS, INVENTORS, ARTISTS and DESIGNERS will be demonstrating and sharing things they've made.If YOU are interested in displaying something you have made, there is still time to get involved.Come out, participate, and SHARE YOUR CREATIONS. We will have free space to display your works. Your ideas can help get the community involved! Inspire kids and makers-to-be!Please let us know if you are interested in displaying and participating :: Contact Fabiola@headsonfire.org The Open House and Fab Fest will be located at:4440 Wightman St(On Wightman between 44th St & Highland Ave)San Diego, CA 92105Directions:http://www.yelp.com/map/city-heights-farmers-market-san-diegoThe Fab Lab is a high-tech digital fabrication laboratory equipped with the tools to make almost anything. Whether you are a tech wizard or a newcomer, you can use this accessible set-up to flex your invention muscle. Serving kids, adults, tinkerers, inventors, designers and learners.Lab BlogLab Blog

Posted by heads on fire fab lab 9 years ago


Lucid Dreaming Project

Hey Instructables, We are a group of college students working an open source project that we believe is pretty cool. As we are not as experienced as many of the people here on this board we thought we would make a small post that could help us recruit a few people who are interested to chip in knowledge! Currently we are working on an open source accurate lucid dreaming project. What we are doing is trying to take the information from a Zeo Mobile Monitor and use it to accurately tell when a person goes into REM sleep and then initiate a sequence of LEDs that  should create visual anomalies in dreams. Now, yes there are projects that work with leds and sounds to try and induce lucid dreaming, but none of them can accurately tell when a user is in REM sleep, which is the stage that people usually dream in. We believe that the Zeo is the most accurate (available) method to tell if a person is in REM. So we created a project to make this a reality. We had an old domain name so we went ahead and started it up. If anyone is interest in the project please visit our site thisistrash.com and click on the Lucid Dreaming to read about our progress. Also comment on here or on the website because trust me, we can use all the help possible. Or Pm me emails me etc Also this project is not for a class or money. It's just a fun project that we decided to do on the side to help us learn some more engineering.

Posted by dragonz2444 6 years ago


Zip Review

Alright, so I just made JonnyBGood's Zip Mk1 today, and decided to do a review on it. I recommend that before you make this gun, please read my review as some of your questions may be answered. So without further adieu, let's start. @Range- Not Bad, but cannot be termed as good. It is VERY inconsistent as well. The range that I got with one rubberband on this gun was  5-20 feet. It is quite good for its size though. 6/10 @Looks- The looks of this gun is awesome. It looks really 'sci-fi'ish. 9/10 @Durability- Really strong and well built, does not break easily. Point to be noted that the handle-stock(ish) connection is flimsy, needs some work, but I can live with it. 9/10 @Pieces- The piece count of this gun is a bit too high for its size. And not to mention the 3 broken rods. 8/10 @Comfort- This gun is very comfortable to hold and will not hurt your hand. 10/10 @Rate of Fire- Well, a 3-4 shot gun can not have a true ROF but if the hopper was extended, it would have a helluva ROF. No marks as stated above. @Functioning- Almost perfect functioning, but I guess the blocking mechanism fails sometimes, but rarely. 9/10 The Verdict- 51/60 (pretty solid) It is a well built gun that could use some polishing but in the end, it could be one of the BEST secondary gun there is or even a nice primary. The gun overall is cool and I would suggest you to build it! Also check out JonnyBGood's page and his other stuff! Note- These are my views of the gun and if you think that I am wrong at some point, comment or PM me! Hope you enjoyed the review!

Posted by DELETED_akshat21045 4 years ago


Fireball over Colorado

What are the odds? On Oct. 28th at 7:29 pm Mountain Daylight Time, a random meteoroid hit Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated with the luminosity of a full Moon. The impact, which could've happened anywhere, took place directly above an all-sky video camera in Guffey, Colorado. "I've received more than 100 eyewitness reports," says astronomer Chris Peterson, who operates the camera as part of a nightly fireball monitoring program. Combining the data at hand, he estimates that "the meteor had a ground path about 170 miles long and traveled from east to west at 34 km/s (76,000 mph).""I was lucky enough to see it myself from inside my house through a window," adds Thomas Ashcraft. What's amazing about that is he was located 300 miles away in New Mexico. "It was brilliant turquoise and green and lasted more than nine seconds." Ashcraft is an amateur radio astronomer and his receivers picked up echoes of distant TV transmitters bouncing off the fireball's ionized trail: listen.Using a computer model of Earth's meteoroid environment, Bill Cooke of the Marshall Space Flight Center calculates that fireballs this bright come along once every five months or so. Rarely, however, are they witnessed. About 70% of all fireballs streak over uninhabited ocean while half appear during the day, invisible in sunny skies. To catch one in the crosshairs of a meteor camera on a dark albeit cloudy night is good luck indeed.Cloudbait SkycamOther observers caught video of the event, and recorded the radio noise it made.You could have recorded the event yourself, if you had followed this Instructable.Updates at SpaceWeather

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Which soda is the best?

I suddenly got this idea to post a topic in which soda is the best. If this topic has already been posted, please notify me so that I can remove it. Votes will be closed at October 15. The winning soda will be announced after I count all the votes (either the 15th or 16th), and whoever voted for the winning soda gets the good feeling of being better than everyone else. Capiche? (8.12.08) EDIT: Wow. I never thought this would become so popular in about... 5 days. Thanks for voting, everyone! RULES: 1. You may vote for up to three DIFFERENT sodas, once each time. 2. You may not vote more than once. 3. You may not start a conversation with someone on this forum that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic. 4. There is no #4. 5. Your choices are: Anything you like that's a soda. Remember to keep your votes to up to 3 different sodas. Nothing alcoholic, please. EDIT (8.13.08, somewhere around 12 PM Central Time) The results so far. In first: Coke with 5 votes. In second: Jones with 4 votes. And the sodas tied for third: Root Beer, Cream Soda, and Dr. Pepper, each with 3 votes. Sodas with 2 votes: Mountain Dew, Diet Coke. Pepsi, and Canada Dry. Sodas with 1 vote: SURGE!!!!!!, Virgin Cuba Libre, Sprite, Sprite Remix (-_-;;), Vanilla Coke, Sunkist, Cherry Coke, Fresca, Limca, and 7-Up. Thanks again for voting, everyone!

Posted by RokuXIII 9 years ago


another full auto machine gun mechanism

Right this is just the mech of the machine gun you will have to make the mag/clip/barrel/everything.You may have seen this already on the comment on https://www.instructables.com/id/8-SHOT-KNEX-HAND-GUN-REVOLVER/?&sort=NEWEST&limit=50&offset=50The comment with it was posted May 7, 2008. 12:25 PM.Basicaly the hammer is attached to a small cog, a motor or handle is attached to a cog with only 4 teeth(on each half) the 4 teeth will crank the hammer back then when it runs out of teeth it will snap back, it actually works(I would have posted but my sister destroyed it D= ) te only problem I had was the mag, I attempted to build a box mag, oh and the fact you need a metal rod for the handle/motor and for the hammer with gear on(I lost 3 red rods because it just twisted the hell out of them, it was impossible to use them again)So you can only make it with some sort of renforced rod, but overall it actually works.this is just a small step by step type thingStep 1sand down 3/4 of a small cog.Step 2to speed up rate of fire add speed up gears (optional)Step 3make hammer, lock canibalised cog onto a rod with hammerStep 4connect it to speed up gear/sStep 5add elastic band to hammerStep 6add mag, clip or belt. note: if you make belt the add timmed gears to the speed up gear.

Posted by CrazyCHRIS!! 9 years ago


Thanks for the Halloween postcard!

So somewhere between 1 - 3 weeks ago I got a PM saying I have done something to receive a prize/package.  I don't know who or how many people got one. If you got one comment! Please read what it says: Trick or Treat! Halloween is my favorite holiday. It's also the last traditional holiday where everyone agrees that doing it yourself is best. Plastic store-bought mask, or homemade full-body costume? There's simply no contest. I still have fond memories of building a haunted front porch every year at our old Somerville, MA house. All of the neighborhood kids loved to watch as I installed an elaborate set of homemade gadgets, but when they returned after dark they were almost too scared to ask for candy! Halloween is the highlight of the year for Instructables, too - it showcases the incredible variety of our community's creativity. I really appreciate that you've chosen to contribute your projects, your passion, and your time, and I hope you've found something unexpected, fascinating, useful, and fun on Instructables as well! You're an important part of our community, so I wanted to take a moment to write and send my thanks. Now, back to work on mt own costume... Happy Halloween! (Then  Eric physically signed it) (Then back to text) Eric J. Wilhelm - Founder/CEO of Instructables Then hidden in the envelope were 2 Instructable stickers. This post card means alot, so I will keep it in the envelope with the stickers unused for safe keeps :) Thank you Eric, Instructables robot, and every other creator of Instructables!

Posted by Flumpkins 8 years ago


Techpod - The Hobby UAV Kickstarter launch!

Techpod is this really cool project on Kickstarter, its an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for amateurs and pro-level flyers who want to do FPV flying (First- Person-View). You'll find me (mhkabir98) at RCGroups and DIY Drones and I have been following this particular project for months and am very earnest for it to succeed. Techpod is a - "A high performance remote control airplane for first person view (FPV) flying and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) hobbyist. Designed from the ground up to have an enclosed pan and tilt camera mounted in the nose for a completely unencumbered point of view. All wrapped up in a super slick fuselage with high aspect ratio wings, a high efficiency airfoil and room to swing up to a 12 inch propeller." The designer, Wayne Garris is from Seattle, WA. I have known him for about a month now and would like his project to succeed. He works 50 hours a week to support his family and still finds enough time for designing UAVs. If anyone here is interested ,please support him by pledging something on his Kickstarter. You can get more info on Techpod at the website You can pledge whatever amount you want at his : Kickstarter Link An appeal to fellow instructablers to help Wayne can meet his $45,000 goal and start producing his Techpod kits for everyone across the world. If you want more info, PM me and I'll forward you Wayne's contact details. Kabir

Posted by mhkabir 5 years ago


gift exchange entry: plastic action

My skills include: science and crafts project for children, sculpting, polymer clay, snow globes, simple jewelry, RC and rocket modeling, car technics, making sushi, stop-motion, medium-level computersavy. Here's a link to my featured Instructable: a.o. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-millefiori-USB-flash-drive-jewel/ What I'd like to make for someone: a polymer clay figure or thingy. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: smaller or similar. What I like: mechanical things that fly, ride or swim, robots, cute monsters, science-fiction, fantasy, the female body, the female mind (the order came spontaneously, sorry), chocolate, sushi, modern design, Apple (Mac). What I don't like: to lame or to noisy music, pathetic singing, anything to do with smoking (I'm not big on alcohol either), real weapons (but I consider most knifes to be tools, not weapons) I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) uncured epoxy (allergic); anyting incompatible with a cat, 2 young kids and a wife Type of thing I'd love to receive: something cool, cute, or sexy, possibly with a female touch. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Yes Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Yep, I'm officially 43, although in my mind I'm still a teenager. (opt) Here's someone who can keep a secret that knows what I like, in case you want to PM them with questions: vderycke

Posted by masynmachien 7 years ago


NAR strangeness NOW WITH PICTURES

So I was testing my NAR and my TR18 next to each other and noticed that the NAR doesn't really like finned  rods.  In some cases it actually shot normal red rods further than finned ones; anyone else noticed anything like this? I'm sure it's not a problem with the fins; my TR18 shot them about twice as far with the same bands as the NAR.  I think it may be because you have to place the fins further forward on the rod because of the bullet lock. On an unrelated note, I don't really make all that much myself, I modify other peoples' things, so if you want me to give any weapons a new better looking and more comfortable body (if you say a WORD about that DJ...), just say and I'll see what I can do.  I'll only accept your own designs, no volunteering others' work.  If you want me to do someone else's design, send them a PM and get them to speak to me directly.  And no TRs. I would upload some pictures of my previous work, but my library on the site has been mysteriously emptied, and I can't find them in my picture folders.  I still have a mod of SK's shotbow built, so I'll post a picture of that as an edit later if there's interest. EDIT:  Pictures of my shotbow, two very old Striker mods (IaC's Striker), an old one of my TR18 (I made it much better than it is shown here, but this is the only picture I could find), and something I think I modded from IaC's assault pistol (this one was one of my first attempts at a mod and isn' my best work).

Posted by knexguy 8 years ago


Attention New Members of the Nominating Instructable Group!

Hello members of the "Nominating Instructables to be Featured" Group! (the NIF for short) I would like to extend a thanks for the people who joined: the_burrito_master miso_soup We always welcome new members to our group so join now by clicking here. The "Nominating Instructables to be Featured" Group is all about supporting great instructables. " "I just joined the instructables community a couple days ago. I'm not exactly new and knows how the featuring process works. I've been poking around the site and there are some unfeatured instructables that I feel like were missed. I decided unfeatured instructables should have a chance to get recognition too! I created this forum topic for people to nominate instructables that they feel like should be featured. Anyone can suggest something. I might even create a group to "feature" some of these nominated ones. Suggest away!" This group allows all members to suggest instructables that they think should have been featured. You can PM me your suggestions any other way you can get them onto this group. Please join to recognize some of your favorites! Also this is a place where people can interact. Like the Volunteers group, members can receive or offer help. This is a great place for new members and old pros and everyone in between to help others on instructables. New on "Nominating Instructables to be Featured" Group (NIF) Nominated Instructables include: Food Flourless Fat-free Rice Cake by italiancooking Cinnamon and Sugar Apples by miso_soup Hobo Pie Pizza by the_burrito_master Living Zebra-Stripe your Nails! by VampireFrancesca Up-cycled Dog Sweater by jessimata DIY Calligraphy by mhudnall Pet Memorial (or Tribute) in a Can by Ninzerbean Join now to nominate your favorite instructable. We'll be waiting!

Posted by SkysTheLimit 7 years ago


Chemistry equipment list?

Hello Fellow Instructablers!       Its been a while since I have made a post but I am back with a burning question!  I have a great interest in science and chemistry and always wanted to preform experiments seen on page of authors like Nurdrage for example. But I have never had the required equipment or chemicals to do these. I have taken a high school chemistry class and gotten my stuff down and now am prepared to take on the challenge of the lab. I have a birthday coming on on the 24th and my parents said if I wanted to get into chemistry I should ask for equipment and chemicals or what I need for my birthday.      So I will, but I need help. From an experienced chemist or someone who has done this before. Can anyone give me a list of basic-intermediate lab equipment that is needed for most experiments? I don't want to get one of those chemistry kits for kids since those are so restricted and only let you do the experiments given to you, not very fun So I want to get free use equipment and chemicals for any procedure. But I have no idea what is needed most or least and would really appreciate it if someone were able to do this for me. Just in the comments or PM, have a list of stuff I should ask for if I wanted to kick start my chemistry, what that item is used for, the price and its frequency of use to determine what I should decide on if there were to be a conflict. I would really appreciate any help I can get from you guys cause my birthday is coming up soon! Thanks everyone! ~Ostomesto

Posted by ostomesto 5 years ago


Halloween Contests Clarification

Hey Instructables Community! I am in charge of moderating the contest entries for the Halloween Contests; this is to just clarify some things in case you are wondering why you were rejected from a contest. -------------------------- You cannot enter the same Instructable into both the Epic and Easy Costume Contests.  If you are not sure which one to enter, go ahead and enter both and I'll make the call. You cannot enter the same Instructable into both the Decorations and Props Contest.  Props relate to costumes while decorations are simply decorations. Any Halloween Photo Instructable qualifies for the Halloween Photo Contest. Food can also qualify as a Decoration. If you have a Costume with an awesome Prop, it would be best to post them in different Instructables so you can enter each in its corresponding contest.   And don't forget, you can enter up to 3 contests, so read through the contests descriptions when you go to publish and enter any and all it qualifies for! You can enter each contest as many times as you want! The Contests: Epic - Costumes that take more than a day to make if you were to work on it that whole time, we're looking for something that is EPIC! Take a look at the current entries for an idea of what we're talking about.  (If you are rejected from Epic it doesn't mean you don't have an awesome costume, it just means we're looking for something more EPIC.) Easy - Costumes that take about a day or less to make. Props - Something that is part of a costume (meaning, worn or held), including, but not limited to: facepaint/makeup, hairstyles/wigs, swords/sheilds, and masks. Decoration - Something that you would not carry around including lawn and home decor. Photo - Any Halloween Photo Instructable Food - Anything that is food that relates to Halloween Any Questions?   Please leave a comment here or PM me, I'm happy to help out :)

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago


Congratulations Hands-On Learning Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone for participating in the Hands-on Learning Contest! We got a lot of great entries, and I’m very pleased with the overall quality of the entries that we received. The grand prize entry, ynze’s Make an LED Wall Piece in Class, won because of the quality of his presentation and the thought given to how other educators might be able to use the project in their own courses. If you’re launching a Maker class (yes, that’s a thing), this project demonstrates a framework for approaching guided building while still giving students the freedom to create something uniquely personal. Plus, the wall pieces look pretty cool. The other winners are equally deserving of praise. As usual, we ended up with some projects that are almost classroom-ready (the electric line aircraft, a space balloon, and invasive species control), and I fully expect that some enterprising educators will soon be using those projects with students. If you do so, shoot me a PM so I can interview you and your class. The remainder of projects are ready to be adapted for the classroom. The electrostatic motor, the tensegrity ball, and the laser-etched Aztec coin are ready to be snapped up by a teacher willing to work backwards to academically justify the project within their curriculum. Or they’ll make VERY engaging demonstrations. A special shout out to the young man responsible for launching a balloon into space. We’ve had space balloons before, but the documentation of his project was unusually detailed. If you’re launching a space balloon in the United States, that kid has blazed quite a trail for you. Well done, robotkid249. Please keep participating in these contests, because even if you didn't win a prize, you still helped to make learning more meaningful for students. If you're making hands-on teaching and learning easier for someone else, you've done a good thing (even if you don't get an electronic traffic light for your trouble.) Wade Wilgus Education Editor

Posted by wilgubeast 5 years ago


(newsletter) 6 Cent Knife, Pirate Cannon Game, 3D Sewing...

Sep 11, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest has launched! Make an extravagantly decorated egg, win a cool prize, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City! The Craft Skills Contest is well underway - learn a new skill, and submit your own! The winners of the Book Contest are posted! Go see the 75 winners that will be featured in the upcoming Instructables book! Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something cool in our office! September 18: Mouse mouse; October 2: Intro to Chainmail. RSVP required - just PM Canida.Upcoming... Get ready for the biggest and best Halloween contest ever! October will be here soon, so start working on an elaborate costume and creepy decorations! Don't forget, anything posted since the close of last year's contest is eligible. Repair columns that were built in 1861 by drewgrey Build Your Own Pedicab by liseman Recycle Laminate Floor Planks by mrsnap1 Hot Glue LED Diffusion by depotdevoid See all 75 Winners! Make a Steampunk Headset by garagemonkeysan Sew a perfect 3-D corner on a cube by mdhaworth Make a Passive Network Tap by joe Make a 6 cent Pocket Knife by iMac LED tilt light box by seligtobiason Pirate Ship and Cannon Game by rickgyver Simple Sonotube Food Dehydrator by stringstretcher Weave medieval cords for bracelets by Kiteman 10 Great Lamp Instructablesto Light Up Your Life Build a Little Row Boat with Plywood by Pornostache Simple Paper Flowers by Poe-tate-o Make a Book Lamp by Goombex SuperSquid - battery charger splitter by eBu Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


War Forum, Settle Disputes.

I think we should have a Forum topic dedicated to settling disputes, to prevent them from spilling over into neutral topics. If a squabble breaks out, it can be moved here (in the created topic) so that it does not disrupt other territories. Interventions or reparations could be made in the topic.What do you think, any ideas?I don't really want to be the creator of this topic, but I will if I have too. EDIT: The War Zone has been terminated.This is what The War Zone looked like:Welcome to the Hidden War Zone. Here you can settle disputes with other members privately, without disrupting the rest of the community. This Idea was thought up in the wake of the Skate/ Coolz War. Every once and a while, two or more members feud with each other. As this site retains a friendly image, other members detest the violence that ensues. Eventually these feuds move from each other's orangeboards into the public forums, dragging other members into the conflict. In order to avoid this, I have created a war zone that is sheltered from the public eye. Think of it as fighting in a barren field as opposed to a populated city. If you're going to fight, at least try to limit the number of civilian casualties. When the dust settles, truces, reparations, and atonements can take place. When you are done, please visit the Peace Forum.You must war either two ways:Chaotically battle in the comments.orKeep differing disputes separated by steps. (ie. Step one: Goodhart vs. Kiteman. Step two, Adrian Monk vs KK, Skate. et al.)If you do add a step, please hit "save and finish later" or "finish later". This will keep the War Zone hidden.If you must fight, do it here.I truly hope this will never be used, but I've made it as a precaution. Send me a PM if you wish to be a collaborator.~Spl1nt3rC3llShall we play a game? Goodhart, nachomama, or kiteman should get this.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 9 years ago


Twins Separated At Birth Met And Married

Http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080111/od_nm/twins_odd_dc;_ylt=AoZvBFiQ44VpuITp2zqX9sWs0NUEI know it's not really what iBles is about... but I couldn't resist posting it.Here is the article from Yahoo! News:Fri Jan 11, 2:33 PM ETA couple discovered after they had married that they were twins who had been split up at birth and adopted by separate families, according to a member of Britain's House of Lords.British peer David Alton recounted the story to parliament last month to support his argument that artificially conceived children should be told who their biological parents are.Alton said he had heard the story of the separated twins from a High Court judge who had dealt with the case."This did not involve in vitro fertilization: It involved the normal birth of twins who were separated at birth and adopted by separate parents," said Alton, an independent member of the Lords. "They were never told that they were twins.""They met later in life and felt an inevitable attraction, and the judge had to deal with the consequences of the marriage that they entered into and all the issues of their separation," he said."I suspect that it will be a matter of litigation in the future if we do not make information of this kind available to children who have been donor-conceived," he said.Alton could not immediately be reached for comment and no further information was available about the twins or where they were from."I think it's a very tragic story for the people involved," said Pam Hodgkins, head of a group that helps adults affected by adoption."It is a lesson that we need to learn and apply to the situation of donor-conceived children," she told Sky News."Whilst ... nowadays it would be most unusual for siblings to be separated ... the risk of secrecy affecting the lives of people born as a result of egg and sperm donation is exactly the same as the risks that have affected adopted people in the past," she said.

Posted by its a lion 10 years ago


Semi-Auto guns aren't really semi-auto?

I'm somewhat new at this knex stuff, but I built several guns already. I first search what I want to build; for example, if I want to build a "semi-auto pistol" I type in that. Whatever looks cool as the main picture for the instructables is selected in a new tab. Thus, the comments and rating helps me proceed to 'filter' the good stuff and the bad stuff. I like knex, as well as this site. But what's bugging me is that I'm not too sure that people know what 'semi-auto' really is. I don't want to be offensive or anything, but it's really ticking me off. I'm trying to find a gun that's semi-auto, meaning: A type of firearm that fires a single bullet each time the trigger is pulled, automatically ejects the spent cartridge, chambers a fresh cartridge from its magazine, and is immediately ready to fire another shot. So, in knex terms: A gun that fires a single bullet, loads the bullet automatically, with the rod automatically pulled back. I'm sure plenty of people have done this before. Search for semi-automatic knex guns in the search bar. See the title 'REAL semi-auto knex gun!!!!1'. See a really nice gun, think it's awesome and stuff. Then when you finish building it, you use it and you have to pull back the rod manually. It seems that semi-auto on this site is really a gun with a magazine and a rubber band to push the bullets in the mag up or a mag pusher. But in reality, it's not. We need to make up a name or something to show to someone what's the difference between semi-auto and semi-manual. PS: If you know any guns that have a real semi-auto function to it, can you PM me or comment below? Thanks :) PSS: I added the '1' up there as exaggeration.. though some people actually do that, smh..

Posted by InstantAsianNoodles 7 years ago


Awesome Discounts for Pro Members

I've got some excellent news! Pro members can now get great discounts from some of our favorite brands to help give you a head start on your next Instructable!  We've just launched our Partner Discount program with Adafruit, Lion Brand Yarn, MonkeyLectric, Sugru, and Think Geek. Here's a handy FAQ: Q: HOW DO I GET MY DISCOUNT RIGHT NOW?!? A: If you're already a Pro member, go here.  You can also click the "Pro Member Discounts" button from your You page.  If you're not currently a Pro member, sign up now and follow the instructions above. Q: Why these companies? I want discounts on something else! A: We're starting with these five companies because we've worked with them for years, run great contests with them, and know you love their products because we see them in your Instructables.  We're working to expand the program, so drop me a note (PM, email, or comment below) with other companies you'd like to see added to the program. Q: What kind of discounts are these, anyway?  Can I see the details? A: The exact amounts vary (10% and up), so you'll receive a nice percentage off your order with any of our partners.  Pro members can see details here.   Q: What should I buy first? A: Something for your next Instructable!  We also just published some books - you could use your new Pro discount to buy the books on Think Geek, and get your Christmas list out of the way months in advance. Q: Where's the catch? A: There isn't one!  We're not taking a cut of what you buy, running a pyramid scheme, or installing an Instructables Botnet - we just want to hook our favorite people up with great deals for the tools, materials, and toys you need to make more awesome stuff.

Posted by canida 5 years ago