Who is in Denial of their Color Blindness?

So apparently, I was never actually tested for this as child.... It's only recently that I've discovered this too o.0 Test for Color BlindnessPersonally, I have issues with reds. Show me two shades of red, right next to each other... And I won't be able to tell the difference.... On the "5" plate closer to the bottom of the page, I first saw an "S" :/If you didn't read it --- if you're a male, you're more likely to be color blind than your female counterpart....

Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago


Seeing-eye cane

One of the iRobot entries was an excellent idea to turn it into a seeing eye cane.I'm afraid somebody has taken the idea further.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


How to clean venetian blinds ?

What is the easiest way to clean the slats on venetian window blinds ?

Asked by 9 years ago


blind melon guitar tab?

 

Asked by twistdbnny 8 years ago


How would one go about creating a device that takes in light, analyzes its color, and outputs tones based on frequency?

I want to create a wearable device, head mounted maybe on a pair of glasses, that takes in light, analyzes its color, and outputs different tones based on the color of the light. Basically a color sensing device for someone color blind. Any ideas on the requisite skills, parts, and such?

Asked by cmaglothin 5 years ago


Reusing mini blind slats?

I'm getting rid of about a dozen mini blinds. They are not good enough to give to the Salvation Army, but there are lots of undamaged slats. Anyone know ways to reuse these? Thanks.

Asked by archerj 7 years ago


Installing two sets of vertical blinds

I installed two sets of vertical blinds on my BIG picture window.....how do I get rid of the gap in the middle where the sets meet?

Asked by xoelaxo 9 years ago


i have the pulley and string from a blind what can i do with it? Answered

I threw out an old blind and kept the pulley and string what can i make out of them

Asked by adsi 9 years ago


Am I blind... or?

Has the "fave" feature been discontinued?

Posted by bajablue 5 years ago


Old mini-blinds--can they be reused for anything?

 I have a lot of old mini-blinds and would like to reuse the slats or any other parts rather than throw them out--any suggestionsd?

Asked by archerj 7 years ago


new blinds flapping in wind

I purchased a horizontal blind for my (single) sliding glass door (SGD) which was a mistake. I should've bought a vertical blind since whenever I open the SGD a bit the wind catches the blind like a sail and it makes a racket when it smacks against the frame. Obviously a vertical blind could've been opened a bit more than the SGD so the wind would not catch it. Any thoughts on how to remedy my problem would be appreciated! Dan

Posted by DanB3 3 years ago



Motorized/electric vertical blinds?

I have some vertical blinds in my living room that are manually driven via a cord to tilt the blinds and another cord to open or close the blinds. I wonder is there a conversion kit to open/close and tilt them electronically via a remote control? I have found some kits from hundreds of dollars to thousands, but know I could find one or build one for way less. Any thoughts or ideas?

Posted by flaresider80 6 years ago


Window Blinds

I have an airconditioner unit (old style) that sticks out about 5 inches (12cm.) further than the frame. Into the kitchen. I currently have curtains but want to have blinds of some kind for a more modern look. How can I have blinds if the place for attachment is not the same across the window. Any help will be usefull, I'm stuck.

Posted by craftyv 4 years ago


Seeing apparatus for the blind

Here's a flowchart.  Ask questions. I do not intend to profit from this idea.  If you want to try, then please help people see.

Posted by lowen1 1 year ago


How can I build a Braille embosser?

Hi ! My name is Youri Bergoug and I am the president of a NGO named "French Organisation of the International Cooperation" We are working on a project which is about education for blind people in third world countries . The NGO is very new and our bank account is very low , so we expect people for donation in order to buy a Braille Embosser and make disable people able to study. A braille embosser is very very expansive Though, I had the idea to make one by ourselves. The issue is we don't know how to build one and I'm really hoping the instructables community will help us about that ... or about finding a braille embosser for cheap . Thank you for reading, Youri Bergoug

Asked by Anykey 5 years ago


Is it possible to make your own venetian blinds? Answered

I need custom-fit blinds for about 18 windows and to pay retail for that many of them, especially since I'd like to have higher quality than your basic white PVC blinds, it's going to be well into the thousands. So I'm wondering if somebody can explain how to make your own venetian blinds. I have some skill precision cutting wood and metal, so that part wouldn't be too difficult whether I chose to use wood or aluminum, but I think I would have a problem figuring out how to create the pulley system so the blinds will not only go up and down, but also open and close.  

Asked by noahbody_ 7 years ago


How can I make roller blinds.

Hi, Can I get an instructable on how to make simple window blinds/shades. One piece of fabric stitched top an bottom but how do i do the pulley thing. I know it can be purchased but that's no fun. TIA

Posted by kberry_78 9 years ago


How to build motorized blinds with a light sensor?

I would like to build a control unit that includes a light sensor and a motor which opens the blinds in the morning and closes them in the evening. I assume that I need a microcontroller, batteries, sensor, motor, and a mechanical contraption to attach the motor to the blinds! Can you recommend what parts exactly I need and approximately how much they would cost? Thank you in advance. Ilian Hristov

Asked by ihristov 8 years ago


My venitian blinds beaded turn cord broke, anyone know how I can fix it? Answered

 I had my Venitian Blinds closed and i pulled the beaded cord to open them to just let in a little light and it just kept pulling and wouldn't open. I'm thinking it just came off track inside or something. I can only open them fully by pulling them and have to push them as i pull them back so they don't get stuck on the top that holds the blind on. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by DaMommy 8 years ago


Solar Power Blinds

Im just posting this as a thought,cause I thought it would be cool if you had some blinds on say the south side of your house and you glue or attached strips of solar panels to the out side facing panles and you would turn them to the sun I know its possible and you could even lift them up  

Posted by RelientOwl 8 years ago


Any ways to make a motorized Blind?

Any ways to make a motorized Blind? Saw someone on instructable made one, but without instructions. I read somewhere, someone mentioned to go SOMFY SYSTEMS INC and read about motor and cord take-up system that fits into the existing blind headrail. But SOMFY SYSTEMS INC mentioned the specs and not on how to do it. Now i am kind of lost. As a beginner, i am only at this stage. This is what i found.   www.distel.co.uk/DC_MOT_CON1.htm  I need to know what kind of DC motors with what voltage and power, can roll up a blind. Wonder will a 12V DC motor with 30rpm do the trick? Thanks!!!

Posted by dimension_55 8 years ago



Automatic Blind Opener Advice

Hi, I am thinking of putting together something that will able to automatically open and close my blinds as the darkness outside dictates. Ideally, I am hoping to attach the opening/closing pole to a DC Motor, which would be controlled by a light sensor. I was also toying with the idea of powering the system with a rechargeable 9V battery that could be topped up with a small solar panel attached to the window. Is this idea doable and, if so, any advice on parts and putting it together would be very much appreciated.

Posted by elsmandino 2 years ago


rubix cube, Blind folded?

I want to know how to solve the rubix cube blind folded. i have heard of rembering where each peice is, then rearangeing it in your mind, as you turn the cube. but i want an easy way, like, watch where all the white is, turn twice, and bada-bing bada-boom. so help mabey?

Asked by Faldor 9 years ago



Faux Window

I'm looking for ideas to make a fake window for my cubicle at work. Ideally, it would be lightweight and provide something other than the flourescent lights above. I really like the look of Bright Blinds (see attached photo). I'm thinking a DIY version of that with maybe a poster with a view behind the blinds? I'd love some input on how to go about this project! Thanks!

Posted by gharper1 5 years ago


I want to use a simple calculator paper and pencil and or open office calc without plugins do blind source seperation?

I want to use a simple calculator paper and pencil and or open office calc without plugins do blind source seperation? I have taken calc 2 but you can see how it is difficult to document and implement without being able to break it down and understand all the symbols...

Asked by josheeg 7 years ago


some pointers on getting Hunter-Douglas Duette blind back together? Answered

The problem: I pulled the cord that drops the blind from the top and it dropped ... like a rock. Now it will not go back up. It popped the plug that secures the 'top down' control cord and the cord pulled all the way into the top rail. No problem getting the cords all back in place. My problem (today) is getting the top rail assembly all back together. I'm close but can't seem to get that last couple of inches into place. See pics.

Asked by rod howard 9 years ago



Whippy Light: For Greens Who Like to Blind Themselves

This clever light fixture takes the shape of the CFL and manages to incorporate it very well. Of course, the problem is that this only looks good when it's not lit. Turning ti on to, say, light the room will quickly turn this from a conversation piece into a bright nuisance.Nice idea, tho. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Crazy Rubik's Cube Variations

Love this list of different takes on the classic Rubik's Cube. There's one for the blind, odd shapes, and even the massively complex one in the picture below.Of course we have plenty of Rubik's Cube Instructables here as well, including a Blind Man's Cube and a whole list of others. 10 Creative Rubik's Cubes via Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


How Do I Attach /Connect Bistro Blinds To An Existing "Colorbond" Carport?

Hi , I hope there is help here? I have wracked my brain s out !!!  I built an awning off the house - Well I didn't  ...a tradie did... but to my specs..and the awning is useless as it needs sides... so I want to put up bistro (Plastic ) blinds... I think the weight of them will be too heavy .. Or when I screw into a hollow beam I will have no way of stopping the beam from stretching as it's  has thin and light sides...  So I need help Do I go through to the other side of the beam to put into place a ????  Maybe I want a strong metal sleeve that will enable me to screw ? bolt? attach these blinds?? Any ideas? Thanks heaps if you read this ....and have any ideas...!

Posted by screamingjet 5 years ago


DIY data transver alarm for a blind friend.

Hello! A good friend of me, who happens to be blind, posted an interesting question on facebook earlyer today, and it got me thinking. He wondered if it would be possible to get alarm feedback from a usb key when a file is done saving. So I was thinking, could I somehow do something with a transistor or a relay on a usb cable, to sound an alarm for 1.5 seconds when the voltage turns to absolute zer0. I know how to solder and i did projects before, but never something like this, with this kind of tech. so tips and feedback could be welcome.

Posted by Shaddorry 9 months ago



What gauge wire should I use for doing circuit board work?

Particularly the motorized window blinds controller.

Asked by 9 years ago


Back stitching vs. what I call a blind knot.? Answered

So in this photo you can see where I've completed my saddle stitching and have fed my thread out between the items being sewn together. I tie off using a basic double over hand knot. My question is; is back stitching a stronger finish? BTW you will see more of this project in my next Instructable (shamless plug).

Asked by friger 1 year ago


DIY Blackout Blinds?

Does anyone have any ideas on how to create a super cheap, super easy way to create some blackout shades for my bedroom without buying expensive custom-sized blackout blinds? I fact, I already have custom-sized blackout blinds -- except they're roller blinds, and when they're deployed, although their size is exactly the same as my windows (about 70" wide by 20" tall) when they're rolled down, and the sun is shining on them, the light literally blasts through on all sides, rendering them almost useless. What  I need is a light barrier that makes the room pitch dark even if the sun is blasting directly on the windows. I looked at this site: http://www.blackoutez.com -- but after ordering, and even if they do ship to Canada, it's liable to be prohibitively expensive. What I need is something cheap, easily mountable, easily unmountable and able to be stowed in a closet every day, then brought out every night for the next day. I thought of using those dollar store poster boards, maybe taped together with duct tape. Black ones would probably do a good job of blocking the light and they're pretty big -- maybe 48" x 36" -- but there is still the problem of how to attach them to the tops of the windows. So again, here are the criteria: Cheap, maybe less than $50 all together Block ALL light completely Easily mounted, easily unmounted Able to be stowed quickly and easily Durable, able to be used every day for months Able to recite the Gettysburg Address with no cue cards (Okay, I'm willing to forego the last one!) Turn your inner geniuses loose! Thanks in advance Nickster

Posted by Sassori 3 years ago


This is me - where are you?

I was browsing XKCD and I found ... me!This is so spooky - it's like the guy was looking through my blinds.Is there a cartoon that sums you up?

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Would shades, or sunglasses protect you from flashbangs?

Let's say you are in a situation where every second counts. Do wearing shades or sunglasses protect your eyes from temporary blindness as a result of a military grade flashbang? If not, what are some ways to protect yourself from the bright, instant flash of a flashbang? What are some ways I could imitate the blinding flash of a flash bang, without having to use actual flash bangs for an experiment? I'd appreciate your ideas.

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 10 years ago


How do I make a pattern for a pair of shoes? Answered

I am experimenting with a pattern for a boot, but I feel like I'm flying blind. If someone has done this please post an Instructable!

Asked by rachel 9 years ago


Help- My Printer is BLIND!

So here is the story- my grandma moved out of our house, and I got an older Windows 2000 computer. I also got a working (at the time) printer (jetprinter...HP...I think) and hooked it up in my room about a month later. The ink was low, so we spent ~30 dollars on new cartriges. So, even then, I hooked it up... hit print, and buzz click whirr...just like it should...and bloop: load paper is displayed on the screen. But wait...it had paper..a bunch! So I took it out, restartyed the computer, turned off (and then on) the printer seperately, and tried to print agian. No worky. Supposedly the printer is still out of paper, even though it is sitting right there! Is it blind?!?!?!Any help would be appreciated. It is a good printer (or was), and the ink in it alone is new and worth $30!

Posted by John Smith 10 years ago


AXE023 MOTOR DRIVER BOARD HELP?

I try to Build A Motorized Window Blinds Controller with a AXE023 MOTOR DRIVER BOARD CANT SET UP THE CODE. ANYBOBY CAN HELP ME PLEASE THANK YOU

Asked by POWERFTK 9 years ago


how do i install the windows xp blue luna theme on windows 7?

I want to install the original windows xp home edition theme (i think its called Luna). and windows blinds doesn't work so i installed UXstyle core with is an in memory uxtheme.dll pitcher but after running that and putting the theme in the themes folder i don't know were to go from here any help would be appreciated

Asked by Goomanhimer 8 years ago


Can someone who knows electronics look at my questions on the Build Automated Blinds for $15 instructable?

I don't know why my relay is buzzing when I try to reverse the motor.

Asked by kd5crs 8 years ago


Change polarity to motor on power on?

I have just got myself a set of electric blinds and wanted to make my own controller for them.  To control them I would like to use an X10 Appliance module. So at dusk, the X10 module turns on and lowers the linds then powers off 45 seconds later. Then at dawn the X10 module powers on and raises the blinds, powering off 45 seconds later.  So, I am looking for a DPDT to latch in opposite directions each time there is power applied.  I've looked high and low and cant find a simple solution, and was wondering fi somebody could help please? Many thanks in advance

Asked by merseybear 6 years ago


KEYPAD WITH LED AND BLUETOOTH

NEED A MINI KEYPAD WITH BLUE TOOTH CONNECTIVITY WHICH CONNECTS TO AN ANDEROID APP AND UPDATES THE SCORES PUT IN ALSO DISPLAYS THE APP SCORES HOLE BY HOLE 4 PLAYERS AND SCROLL THROUGH AFTER 18 HOLES SHOWS SEND E MAIL AND THE APP IN MOBILE DOES THE NEEDFUL DISPLAY MAYBE INK DISPLAY ALSO OR LED TO AVOID SUNLIGHT BLINDNESS OR JUST A SIMPLE INKPAD TO USE ONLY ONE APP AND SEND SCORES BY EMAIL LIKE MARIO GAMES WITH A SMALL CHIP  https://skydrive.live.com/redir?page=view&resid=E72864E182F5FBF5!358&authkey=!ANVoQZ2q14clAC0 THE APP WORKING ON ANDEROID IS READY THE SUN BLINDNESS PREVENTS SCORE ENTERING IN OPEN

Posted by tigerramji 3 years ago


arduino v. Raspberry PI? Answered

I'm about to start trying to make some projects (first one is to automate a roller blind to come down when the sun shines). I have heard of Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Is there any summary / comparison chart to say which might be the better choice?

Asked by dnfh1949 1 year ago


Proximity Sensor 1' - 25'; Bat Ears for a Blind Woman

First of all, I'm a noob in electronics, so please explain your jargon as you would to a 3 year old. I am smart & learn quickly. So, I really want to make my blind 80 year-old grandmother a pair of bat ears. I bought her one of those sonic distance measureres from home-depot because of the barely audible tic they send out to bounce off wall/etc and record the time it takes the signal to return. You can hear the tic, and with your eyes closed.. you can kinda tell how far things are away from you just by listening. She loves it, and it just barely.. kinda works. What I"m shooting for is a single over-ear headphone (xbox-live communicator style) with some type of proximity sensor attached, sending a constant signal to the headphone... low for long distances, gradually higher for gradually closer distances. Any reasonable suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by wiglessbuzzard 10 years ago


How do you make a window seat? My daughter really wants one for her room.?

What materials? How wide? Would you have to take down curtains or blinds? How long does it take to make?

Asked by GDheart 6 years ago