What country is known for its medieval castles?

I'd love to go traveling after highschool and im a big medieval Europe fan :D

Asked by mynameiswillem 8 years ago


what is liquid castle soap or equivalent?

We don't get it in Australia so if someone knows of an alternative?

Asked by aussie_jacki 8 years ago


Amazing Papercraft Castle

This deluxe papercraft castle in Japan was made over the course of four years. It has its own lights and even an electric train! But seriously, that's enough of an explanation, just hit the link below for lots more pretty pictures. Go! A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean via boingboing

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


should i post my....

Should i post my homemade copycat white castle burgers?

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


I just published my white castle slyders instructable.

They're good, make em', eat em', enjoy em'.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


how to make a castle for my sister? Answered

I want to have a complex shape window and tower.

Asked by 徐靖雅4 6 months ago


Twinlking LEDs?

Hi there. I need to know the code to program about 12 white LEDs on arduino for making them randomly twinkle or something in that nature. I'm currently working on a Disney inspired project in which I recreate one of their firework shows on a model of Sleeping Beauty Castle i made. At points in their shows, there are scattered bright LEDs on the castle that twinkle randomly and fast. I want that effect on my castle too. I also wanted to know how to program a tri color LED strip that i can use to recreate lighting in the show too. Any help is very appreciated! Thanks!!! -Ray

Posted by ray33_ 4 years ago


Computerized Clay Castle : Art Project WITH A TWIST

If u just want me to get to the point -- just read the bottom paragraphfor a detailed summary --- read the resti am building a clay castle for an art project, but with a twist...This one is going to contain 2 drawers that go in and out, and a wall outlet safe style thingy on the side. it also has a tower on each side, with an elevator, and there will be a light at the top of the whole thingTHE TWIST: This castle will be motorized and controlled by an IR remote that i got from and old hp laptop that is broken and im not using anymore...i need help making this work out in terms of making the circuits and all the other electronic stuff.the needs: cost effective -- so other people can do this without large expenses (will post as instructable)minimal experience required --- for people who arent as good at electronics stuff small and concealed -- so it can look like a boring old clay castle when closedit would be easier to make this without all the complicated circuits that hook up to a computer -- i know how to do it with that but its too expensive and then not "small and concealed"thats it------- please help me with this asap (i can build stuff but the electronics aspect is a lot harder and i only know the basicsVERY BASICALLY i am simply asking how to control some motors and lights with an ir remote -- (in cost effective way without a computer)thanks

Posted by raykholo 9 years ago


My New Bike (which im not going to take apart)

So i finally got a picture of my new bike, and here it is, its a mongoose and its a nice bike to ride, but the shocks are a bit well, press easily, if you know what i mean, if you have something for that let me know, now i'll be able to get slurpees and not get told about how crappy my bike is by the stupid bike shop guy, what a jerk. oh well, here it is and im hopeing to get my diy white castle burgers on here soon. Thanks.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


Possible explanation of how Florida's Coral Castle was built.

Edward Leedskalnin built a coral castle in the state of Florida by himself. Somehow he could move stone monoliths. He died without ever divulging his secrets. Years later a man showed how primitive forgotten techniques could have been used in order to build huge monuments in stone. 

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago


Twinkling white LEDs + programming led strip on Arduino?

Hi there. I need to know the code to program about 12 white LEDs on arduino for making them randomly twinkle or something in that nature. I'm currently working on a Disney inspired project in which I recreate one of their firework shows on a model of Sleeping Beauty Castle i made. At points in their shows, there are scattered bright LEDs on the castle that twinkle randomly and fast. I want that effect on my castle too. I also wanted to know how to program a tri color LED strip that i can use to recreate lighting in the show too. Any help is very appreciated! Thanks!!! -Ray

Posted by ray33_ 4 years ago


"Castle Cannons" forge world map Machinima

What I've been up to in Halo Reach recently.  Hopefully my machinma skills don't suck even though it's my first time making a video in this format.

Posted by DJ Radio 6 years ago


Gamers - What is a name for a Tough Guy Castle?

Could you help me think of something? I want to say the opposite of a Malibu Barbie Dream House.This isn't a Malibu Barbie Dream House - it's SomeplaceOrToughGuyHere 's Castle!Thanks

Posted by SFHandyman 9 years ago


DISNEY LED SHOW HELP?

I have a paper model of "Sleeping Beauty Castle" of Disneyland. I got this model from disneyexperience.com and I need to make the lighting on the castle exactly or like the one at Disney during their firework shows.Now I'd like to place the LEDs around the perimeter of the inside of the castle. The perimeter meaning the space in between the castle and the pink top part of the castle. I want to know if you guys know how to program them to change color fade and do other effects and to synchronize the lights to music. And not just flashing or pulsing to music, but being part of it...just like the one at Disneyland. I'd also like to have a dimming effect on it too. And the LEDS will be 7 color changing ones. ANY help would be gladly appreciated. THANK YOU. Please let me know if you need anything on my end.

Asked by ray33 5 years ago


DIY foam board to build castles. Needc help for drawings.

Hi. Long time ago, I used to make rooms for playing games (like space hulk :) ) using foam board. Foam board is just styrofoam with paper glued on it. So, if we hade a PDF file that we could print and glue on styrofoam, we would have easy something that is very cheap, and we'd just to cut and put a little bit of adhesive tape to make nice looking things. This could include : -Castles (every body like castles) -Making a small version of your own home -Making some real-life map of doom (code is open now, I hope textures are too). Is someone interesting in making some plans with me, and helping for the texture, so we could make an instructable ? Regards, tReg.

Posted by treg 9 years ago


New firing systems for K'NEX guns

I'm so tired of the firing rod and the little orange connector to fire K'NEX guns. Isn't everybody else? Maybe make something like a real trigger?

Posted by Castle Seige 10 years ago


LED STRIP HELP PLEASE!

Hi there, I recently bought a tri-color addressable LED strip at RadioShack. I've already tested it with the provided code through the Arduino IDE. Now how would I be able to make my own light display through Arduino. Will programming it be the same as programing any other LEDs? I want to make an LED show on my small Disney Castle model. The strip is long enough to illuminate the entire model. I want to make a show like this (ignore the fireworks, just focusing on the light effect) : PART 1      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAYm_utWGug  PART 2      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0f7Sa0h8LY Provided code for Tri-Color Strip RadioShack: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=16306856 Thank you in advance!

Posted by ray33_ 4 years ago


Pets

Any ideas for homemade pet toys or treats that cost under $10.00 are welcome Here are a few examples: Hamster hammock,dog bed,cat castle,dog treats,cat teaser. Or anything else you can think of !!!

Posted by shooter129 10 years ago


I want to start a progect that looks really old, but it's a stone castle like thing. Any Ideas? Answered

It needs to look like it's got parts broken and pillars knokced over and stuff.

Asked by DehLeprechaun 7 years ago


clash of clans

If you play clash of clans and need a clan search no further. clan name: DatLootDoe flag color: green and yellow type of clan farming: minimum level to join: 60+ my clash name:br3nnan 19 hope you join!

Posted by Nugget in a Biscuit 3 years ago


what do you collect?

What do you collect? i collect bionicles. there like models and are fun to make. so far i have 18 and a castle type thing. i have 3 that are around 7 years old!! btw. i also collect ds games(hence the name)

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago


I wish there was a miniature contest in instructables!

Miniatures are fun to make and sooo adorable! I've noticed that instructables has a number of good miniatures but  I wish there were more, like diy miniature castles, houses, gardens, natural scenery and so on. I love the way how the contests (in instructables) trigger an increase in the number of specific ibles with great quality. So, I was wondering if anyone else thinks that having a miniature contest would be fun? what do you think?

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz 4 years ago


Bricks by the Bay - 2012

LEGO!   This past weekend was Bricks by the Bay 2012, where amateur and professional LEGO builders of all ages from around the San Francisco Bay Area meetup to share amazing LEGO projects. The event was broken down into themed areas like: town and city, robots, fantasy, and space. There were scale replicas of historical buildings, fun twists on castles and cityscapes, Star Wars battle scenes, and an amazing pointillism portrait of a dog. Below are  some photos I took a the event, you can see the rest of the photos here. More Bricks by the Bay LEGO pictures here.

Posted by mikeasaurus 6 years ago


Text Flickering Problems When Wrapping a Game Using Wineskin

I recently bought "The Stronghold Collection", a suite of castle-themed RTS games. However, not having a PC, I had to wrap the games on my mac using Wineskin. Overall, I am really impressed by how well these games work on mac through wine. However, on Stronghold 2, I am experiencing an annoying amount of text flickering. The game is not unplayable, but I would love to try to figure out how to fix this issue. My OS is Snow Leopard 10.6.8, running on a 2.54 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4 GB ram. The Wine engine I used is "WS8Wine 1.3.30" with wrapper version "Wineskin-2.5.1" Any help is appreciated!

Asked by AlternateLives 4 years ago


Help Identifying Mario Title? Answered

Hey all- here is a question that has just come up. While playing some mario videogames, in a conversation I remembered an old mario title I used to play. I only played it a couple times though, so I dont remember a whole lot. I dont remember the title at all- just a few details. I remember it was 3D, and I *think* it was played on a Nintendo 64. It had a castle on the main entry. It had paintings (which were locked), and I remember something about penguins. I remember a level up in the sky, and of course, rescuing Princess Peach was the main objective. I think it is Super Mario 64, but am not sure. If anyone knows the title or if it is available for a Wii, please let me know. 

Asked by astroboy907 6 years ago


Kiteman visits Torchwood...

We just got back from a trip to South Wales - lovely weather, and we managed to visit a couple of iconic locations; The stealth entrance to Torchwood. It's just a real shame that the base got destroyed last year, so the kerbstone wasn't working... Pendine Sands. Unfortunately, the Sands but up against an active MoD firing range, so most of it was shut (we could hear explosions and something that sounded like the mother of all machine guns). We did get to play on the sand, though - it is astonishingly flat, and very firm.  Apparently that's all down to the precise shape and size of the grains. I also found a new favourite castle (Kidwelly), and Conker-X found a new favourite duck (White Headed), and Roger-X was savaged by yet another species (Coscoroba Swan). If anybody is planning a holiday, we can all heartily recommend a stay in South Wales.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Net Gun

Hey instructables, I haven't been on in a while but I am back and looking for someone to give me some advice. In my class, we are playing a castle crashers type game where we have to design a device that will remove all of the foam blocks from the area provided. I came up with an idea that utilizes air pressure to propel the net forward with a decent amount of force. However, I am running into an issue in finding a feasible way to store the pressure provided from me pumping a bike pump, and releasing it to propel the net. I was interested in using a rubber bladder to contain the air pumped into it, and releasing the air on command (start button). I can't use an actual compressor unit as it must be human or battery powered, and it must fit in a 2'x2' space and can't reach more than 5' tall. Any ideas as to where or how I might create a bladder would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by piddle01 5 years ago


Mission Bazaar

Tis the season for the holiday craft bazaar. And no one does it up like SF. W00T!Mission Bazaar the self-proclaimed "Shopping Spectacle" will host tons of artisans exhibiting their creative works, products, fashion and accessories. There will be over 20 hours of live performances on three stages featuring live music, circus and dance acts, performance artists and DJs, including gypsy jazz, bellydance, spoken word, beatbox, choral ensembles, fashion shows, puppetry, flamenco guitar, and much more.And it's totally in a castle!"...full of period detail including cavernous dungeon-like basements, stone staircases, sweeping corridors, and a gigantic drill court spanning almost an acre..."It's the Armory Community Center, and the Mission Bazaar is the first public event to be held there in over 30 years!! So take the chance to come check it out!Saturday, December 6th from 10am-6pm and Sunday, December 7th from 11am-6pm at The Armory Community Center at 14th & Mission in San Francisco, which is right around the corner from my house, so I will totally be there.Scope it! MISSION BAZAAR

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Robot [Tee] Goes to the Magic Kingdom

Yes Kiteman, I know just a few weeks ago I said that I haven't visited Disney in a long long time... which, at the time was true....My parent's came up to visit and my family went to the Disney "not so scary Halloween" two weeks ago (oh, I do have a 6 year old sister :p)... They give out candy (good candy too :p), most of the rides are open and the best Disney parade Disney's ever done (according to the people that work there).In any case, I thought this phallic mickey head was hilarious - I wasn't the only one that thought so too :pIn any case, I found myself poking my head around props and such, looking at how things work rather than riding rides.... And talking with some workers... They started putting up Christmas lights weeks ago - they had a cherry picker that could reach the top of the castle...In any case, robot+mickey -- both of their heads likely have the same amount of articulation (except mickey's head sounds like a printer :p)

Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago


Great Adventures

Does anyone remember the old Great Adventures sets? I collected almost all of them for my kids when they were younger. We had the castle complete with all of the Knights, the King, the invading King, the bad knights, the wizard, the small dragon, the large dragon, the "Special" knights, the boulder launching cannon etc. We also invested in the western town set. We had the sheriff, the deputy, the jailer, assorted bandits, the bucking bull, etc. Another set was the pirate ship. We collected the large ship, the small ship, all of the captains, sea serpent, pirate island, shark raft, the iron whale, and over two-dozen pirates! We had a ball playing with these things. Me and the boys spending good quality time together. Then we had a small problem. i was transferred for work and the boys thought they had to leave everything behind (including the great adventures sets they loved!) They never told us though. We thought that they were just having issues with the move in general. We followed some tips from a buyers agent website (mainly the one entitle Communication) and figured out that they were worried about leaving behind everything. We quickly fixed the misunderstanding and resumed a peaceful move.

Posted by DELETED_Brett Briner 8 years ago


Where can I get large ( diamter larger than 3 ft.) plastic tubing for a child's diy inside gym/playground.?

I want to make a Super Mario Bros themed inside playground for my kids.  I'm basically wanting to construct some type of tubing to make a "warp pipe" tunnel large enough for them to crawl in and out and create a little wooden fort that's painted to look like a castle from the video game that would connect to these hypothetical warp pipes I want to create. I need whatever I am working with to be safe and smooth, non toxic, strong enough to support two kids btwn the ages of 2 and 4 years old & 25 to 35 lbs, and durable yet not so heavy & dense that it would cause injury to my kids if they bumped their heads. I've briefly looked at PVC piping and concrete forms and am a little unsure; would either or both of theses products be suitable for my idea (and do they even come that large)?  Or does anyone else have some suggestions?   Thank you for your time and any responses. 

Asked by bellezza11 3 years ago


Stick Rpg CompleteCheats

Stick RPG CompleteSubmitted by: RMCheat mode:Enter HEYZEUS!!!! as a user name to get 555 Stats and 10,000 to start the game.Save money:Start with your intelligence at maximum, then get a job and keep getting promotions until you are the CEO. Do not increase anything else or do anything else until you are Ceo with an intelligence level of 250. Then, stop increasing intelligence until you get a penthouse with a television. Watch the news until you have about 330 intelligence. You can then hot wire the car. The car is like the skateboard except faster and cooler.Easy money:First, start a bank account. You do not need much, but the more the better. Next, go into your apartment and sleep for a few days. The interest in the bank will earn money slowly. The more money you have, the more you will receive. This is very useful if you are trying to get a few stats. Buy the items that raise all of the stats when you sleep. Each night you sleep, you will get better.When you have 999 Intelligence, Charm, and Strength, get to -100 Karma by doing a lot of Drug deals and bar fights. Notice that you will receive an invitation in your home to join in an Election. Click on the 50,000 Election and you should win it. After that, sleep and you will get $5,000 a day.Save the game, then play blackjack. Bet all your money. If you lose, refresh and try again. Save the game each time you win more money.Note: While playing blackjack is an easy way to get money, it takes a long time to click the chips to bet. Instead, do not click them. Press [Tab] until the 500 chip is selected then hold [Enter] for a faster method.Red car:If you get over $500 you will get a new car.Commodities:While doing Commodities, before you leave the bus station to sell, make sure you have agun with 99 ammunition. Also make sure that you pump up Strength and Charm and lower your Karma for extra safety.Darts:When doing the darts, go for the lighter dart board. Convertible:Start out with unlimited intelligence and get the job of the CEO. Follow the first car cheat and get to day 381. Then, press C and you should be in a red convertible.President or Dictator:When it is 2,000 days and you have a castle and lots of money (200,000), you should be invited to have an election. For Dictator, have $200,000, Karma -100, 850+ Stats, CEO, and a castle ($500,000).For President, have $200,000, Karma 100, 750+ Stats, CEO, and a castle ($500,000).Funny messages 1:Whenever your stickman gets run over by a car, he will get one of three messages. One is from Sticknews, another from You Hit, They Run law agency, and the final one is is from Cash for Skidmarks' Inc.Funny messages 2:Give the boy who wants smoke exactly ten of them. He will die and you will get a message from a detective.Red Stickman:Keep robbing places.Kill kid on the corner:Keep giving the kid on the corner of the street cigarettes. He will eventually die from too much smoke inhalation.Sleeping:If you are trying to sleep very quickly, press [Tab] twice, [Enter], [Tab], [Enter] and repeat.Hint:Submitted by: Brandonto wake up at 12:00 am everyday, get a job or the HEYZEUS!!!! and purchase an alarm clock. this should wake up a little earlyer, next buy as many nicatinue pills as possible because every pill used + alarm clock will wake you up at 12:00 amHint:Submitted by: nathanstart the game enter HEYZEUS!!!! get 999 of charm intellagence and streinth get castle check email erace it you will get a lottory if its not when you leave the castle is in the bank choose 50000 you win go to bed you get 5000 each day hey you deserve it for all your hard work im still getting my presidensial account byeEasy money:Get an alarm clock ($200) and caffeine pills. You will be able to work four times a day.For a CEO this results in $2,400 per day. Note: This is also how you get a bus ride.Good karma:Go to the bum by the bar and keep giving him money. You will get good karma in return. Hint:Submitted by:adamif you start a new game and keep working as a CEO and dont rob any places you will get a white stick man. Hint:Submitted by: Daniel Householder to get a red stickman you can either kill the kid on the block and make a lot of deals in las vegas, you can also get into some barfights or you can rob places a lotHint:Submitted by:tim get some money then go to the bank and deposite all but 1 dollar. then go to casino and play black jack click on the token that says 0 on it and a 0 will be added to your money. you can repeat this as long as you want.Very Easy money:Submitted by: davidfirst become presedenant then sleep for 50 days put all your money in the bank and keep doing this.Hint:Submitted by: BoabaDO YOU NEED MOR MONEY? Buy 10 cocain or beer and travel to NJ or LA by bus. Make sure you have a cell phone and a gun with atleast 90 ammo. Sell your comidates and you will get a BIG profit.Hint:Submitted by: PManHi i have just found out a new hint for Stickman RPG:When you get your intelligence up to 330 you can steal a car but if you already have a yellow/red car go to sleep untill day 364 and you should get a message saying Congratzyou have been playing for a game year and you will recieve A BRAAANNNDD NEEEEWWW SPOORRRTTTSS CCAAARRRRbyeMoon walk:So to do the moon walk you hold up left right then you look like you walking forward but your going backwards Sports Car:After 365 stick days you should wake up and get some mail and a sports car!Changing colors:Purple - Win a lot of bar fightsWhite - Become PresidentRed - Rob banksBlue - Start of gameHint:Submitted by: ya mumto get easy money get all your cash out of the bank exepet for 1 doller and go to the casino and bet all of it al if u loose get out of it then back in to iit then u should still have all your cash. and if u win go save it then do it all over again keep doing this until u have alot of cashMoney Trick:Use the following trick for easy money and decreased Karma. Buy 20 pieces of cocaine from the person besides the pawn shop. Make sure every time you wake up it is midnight so you could catch up to the bus. Go to Los Angeles and sell the cocaine you bought for easy money. It is possible that your stick will be red.Cool car:To get a cool car get unlimited time and sleep until the number says like 365 which is a year. If you slept for a year in stick RPG then you get a cool car I guess. It happened to me. Take a bus:Get a alarm clock then get caffine pills go to sleep then go to the bus station and pik anywhere u want to go but its not wat u think it is.Wake Up Car:After you have hotwired the car by your home, enter it and go to your inventory. Press the go home button and go to sleep. After you wake up the next day, save your game and leave your home. You should start off inside your car.Hint:Submitted by: keithMake your car do the moon walk press up left and right together it you'll moon walkHint:Submitted by: hubfirst, buy a computer. the stocks can not go below 1 dollar. Buy as much of it as u can at 1 dollar than wait till it doubles or triples, easy & fast money. Hats:Go to twilly in Falconreach and put minigame prises.win big:If your new to this game listen to me. first make sure you are playing stick rpg complete. Now make your name HEYZEUS!!!! make sure you typed all of the !!!! marks and its all in caps.Now youy shold be playing. If you want to be prez or dictator follow this: prez=999 in all stats, 100 karma, a castle, a convetable, a ceo, and your stick figure has to be white. Dictator= 999 in all stats, -100 karma, a castle, a convertable, a ceo, and your stick has to be red. p.s. you have to wait 2000 days to have election and you need $20000.Skateboard tricks:When you have a skateboard and want to do a trick, hold [Shift] and press [Left], [Right], and [Up].Easy Money:Use the following trick for easy money and decreased Karma. Buy 20 pieces of cocaine from the person besides the pawn shop. Make sure every time you wake up it is midnight so you could catch up to the bus. Go to Los Angeles and sell the cocaine you bought for easy money. It is possible that your stick will be red.Hint:Submitted by: JoshTo get a red stick, just rob the bank a whole lot. you dont have to get away with money to turn red. you just have to have a gun with ammo, and click "Rob the place" when your at the bank and eventually, you will turn redHint:Submitted by: josephcomplete cheats:codes,HEYZEUS!!!! Tips,Sleep for 365 days(1 year) you will get a messege and press c and you can drive a hot rod or to get the yellow car neer apartment and hotwire it by geting 370 intelegence,become CEO evrey day do job and when you get enogh funds you can by a mansion tv satlite (for tv) computer bed!!more information email me at jprgameboy@hotmail.comHints:Submitted by: willeversteps for ultimate gameGOOD1 HEYZUES!!!! improtant (!!!!) 4=555 all stats, $100002 go to the house click on the car at your house hotwire it. 3 go to the bar out side is a bum click on him give him 10 dolars4 go to the pawn shop and buy a almarm clock 5 go to the school and use the gym till u have 999 strenth6 go back to the school with 5000 dollars and do `go to class`7 after u have finished th 5000 dollars if your not at 999 intelagence go to `study` 8 go to the big building beside the bank and ask for promptions till your ceo9 work till you have 600,000 dollars 10 buy the caslte at the bank11 go the bar and drink beer untill you have 999 charm12 make shure u have 100 karma13 go to your castle and sleep untill u get a letter asking to run for presedent 14 say yes 15 play as u wish u are presadent what more could u want u get 5000 dollars a night EVIL1 HEYZUES!!!! improtant (!!!!) 4=555 all stats, $100002 go to the house clic on the car at ur hose hotwir it. 3 go to the bar out side is a bum lick him and giv im 10 dolars ( holly shit ive never accidentally done something that funy)4 go to the pan shop and buy a alarm cock (lol) and knife5 go to the bar and bar fiht till u hav -100 karma6 go to the scool and go to clas until u hav 0 karma7 repet step 5 and 6 til u have 999 strengh and intelgense as well as -100 karma8 go to the bulding beside the bank and become ceo9 work until u have 600000 dolars9 drink ber until u hav 999 charm10 bar fite until u have -100 karma11 wait til u got an emal sain u can be dick-tater ( who wold wana be a dick made of taters) 12 say oui13 play as, want sorry for my BAD spellingHint:Submitted by: tjIf you start out with the name HEYZEUS!!!! you will get money and to get money get the ceo job and then you save to buy castleHint:Submitted by: DillanGet the car and get in and then press the direction pad and press c and the car raves its engineHint:Submitted by: wronTo get lots of money put 10,000 dollars in bank and sleep for 365 day you will wake up check your messages you will get a new car and in your bank is tons of cash, i got a castle fron doing this with money left over!!!Hint:Submitted by: JAKEIf u want a totally black screen while playing, hold "c" and the right arrow key at the same time.Hints:Submitted by: Jordy Give the bum by the bar lots of money until you turn white.Kill the kid that asks for smokes (10 smokes) then go by some coke then go to LA.Hint:Submitted by: mathewplay the game get at least 700 intelligence steel the car then get promotions until u r ceo the get a clock and caffeine pills the sleep go t work u should get $2,400 the go home save game then go to the casino bet all your money if u win u get lots if u8 lose close window and re-open it the keep repeating it and ull beHint:Submitted by: tomfirst put your name as HEYZEUS!!!!second when you have your stats and money save your file then go to the casino.next go to the blackjack table and bet all your money.if you win go to your house and save.if you lose quit the game and go to continue.keep doing this until you have 640,000 dollars.now go buy a castle.go to the furnishing store and buy everything.now go to your house and get on the computer.now buy all the stocks that are at 1 dollar.because the stocks cant go bellow 1.spend all your money.now sleep and next morning the stocks should go up.wait till they are about 2-4 dollars or more. then sell them you should make alot of money.if you get good at stock managing then you can make alot of money.this doesnt take long. about 1-2 hours depending on how good you are.i made over 1.2 mil in 15 mins. so give it a try.Cheat:Submitted by: ZaneGet mega money by either going to the casino and betting all it may take long but if you win save (also save before you go) press tab till its on the 500 and hold enter for faster betting also you can put all your money in the bank then wait untill the intrest is high then make a lot of money and put it in the bank and you will sky rocket up in money i did and got over 5 mil and im still going up.Hint:Submitted by: j&bIf you you are president or dictator get 1million$ and put it in bank. sleep till you get 1million with you. the keep with drawing 1million you should be very richHint:Submitted by: RobbieSave then get 1 mil then bet it all on blackjack. If you don't win then close down the game then log back on and do it again but when u do win save strait awayHint:Submitted by: Sidow21st get a lot of money(no loan)2nd go to Fine Line Furnishings3rd buy every thing there4th go back the next day5th buy every thing again (it has new stuff)6th if you bought every thing you should get more intelligence, Strength and charm everydayHint:Submitted by: Sidow2You need 200 charm 1st you need a gun ($400)2nd get money (CEO is best)3rd deposit money4rd rob the bank4rd-B or go to jail for 5 daysCheat:Submitted by: cODYFirst you must have a health lvl of 560. Use HEYZUES!!!! as your name at the start of the game your health will be at 560/560. go towards tthe edge of the area and fall off you should then have 560/570. Go home and sleep BANG extra hpChanging color:2 become white, u just go 2 work. 2 become red, u smoke, drink, rob, fight and buy cocaine.Hint:Submitted by: JulioHeres a good tip...buy alll the exercise things...and then sleep all the time...your strength will go up with your charm and intellgence...just from sleeping!!! ALSO! Do that Zeus thing from other tips...and you will get so much money fast...after you get 999 of all skillzHint:Submitted by: keaneto work at mcsticks you have to type in HEYZUES in capitals as password.to get are scateboard you have to buy smokes and give them to the blue person on the corner of path.Hint:Submitted by: rexxarWhen u get to one thousand days and when u get $200,000 -100 karma and a castle and ceo u get to become a dictator and its not 2,000 days its 1,000 days.Hint:Submitted by: SETHyou must play complete version of stick rpg you will have a car outside your house click on it to hot wire the press c to drive then hold c to make the screen blink black makes stickman like hes in a invisable car.Easter Egg - Back Wards Cars:Sometime when u put Heyzeus!!!!. U might see a car driving backwards.(It doesn't realy have to be HEYZEUS!!!! as ur name but thats a different code)Cocaine:Dont go to a place with to much cocaine the cops find you and your sent to jail u lose your gun and your stuff.Gambling win:Take out a loan at the bank,then click repay loan.type minus and then the amount that you want(repeat this as many times as you like).then gamble it at the casino and hope you win.if you dont then start a new game and try again.Hint:Submitted by: freddydavebobsmithgrayomif you are in a bar fight and it freezes instead of clicking it froze just click the done button on the fighting bar and it should come back to life... do this every time it freezes and finish off your enemy =]Cheat:Submitted by: Shawn JTo become prez all u have 2 do is have a castle be ceo and haf 200,000$ because that is the best chance to win election and you don't have to wait 1000 days,i was prez at 400 days.Hint:Submitted by: CazzerTo become dictator you have to have been playing for 1000 days, On the 1001 day you will get an answering machine message asking you to become dictator of sticks, the more money you put in the more chance you have of winning the electionHint:Submitted by: EvaWhen you have a lot of money, take it all out of your bank acount and save the game. Then go to the Casino and bet it all on blackjack. If you win, save your game and you will get double money. If you lose however, just dont save, exit, and go back and all your money will be returned to you.Hint:Submitted by: AndrewIf you want to sell stuff in other citys but don't want bad karma sell beer insted of cocain.Bank Glitch:Submitted by: CamerantGet some money. Then go to the bank and put a 0 before it than deposit. Might only work with even number like 02000, 01000 etc. You'll deposit that much and keep half. Email gnicol116@aol.com Bye! hope it helps it did for me.Easy Strength + Charm:Submitted by: brodyAn easy way to build strength and charm is to buy the mansion and the treadmill from the furniture store. Next, go to the convinience store and buy a whole bunch of smokes. Then, go stand one pace away from entering your mansion. Then all you have to do is smoke until your health is too low to smoke any more (you will be prohibited to smoke automaticly, so don't worry about dieing) then enter your house and sleep whickh will raise you health and strength. Continue this until desired.Cheat:Submitted by: shaun when you have a castle + $200,000 + the job as a CEO + 100 karma and have played for a virtual year you should be invited to have an election, accept and choose the $200,000 campaing and you should become presidentnote: when you are president you can not work and you get $5000 when you sleepCheat:Submitted by: BOOBhold forward and backwards in the car put your bonet over the edge near the mansion and make sure u just start the game or i wont work btw u can fall thogh ground why u on the road and went u respawn u start with 999 everthing and preisdent and castle and 9000,00000 money.Here are some cheats for stick Rpg CompleteCheat:Submitted by: samto be director get 999 on every thing but karma, a castle and 200,000 dollars and sleep till 999 days egzactly and you have a messeage read then erase then you get another message and choose the 200,000 dollar option (if u kill people you cant be presidant).

Posted by Bartboy 9 years ago


MakerBeam Crowdfunded Open Source Building Kit

MakerBeam is a project to build a toy and tool for the open source imagination. Based on Mini-T, a new open source standard, MakerBeam will develop a construction toy for our times: open source precision hardware equally at home doing desktop fabrication or serving as a drawbridged castle for action figures.The fully developed MakerBeam line of connectors will make for an unsurpassed builder's toy and maker kit. Connectors, pivots, hinges, pulleys, cables, wheels, slot-in PCBs, and ALL of it open source, with the models published under Creative Commons licenses. Mini-T is a scaled-down version of T-slot, a building system widely used in automation, prototyping, and machining. This miniature building system will bring the strength and precision of T-slot to a modeling system, allowing serious robotics, CNC machines, and more to be built at a desktop scale. MakerBeam is being built now; we are raising funds and building our Alpha and Beta teams through Kickstarter, an innovative site for crowdfunding. We are nearly 80% of the way to our funding goal, and every extra dollar we raise will go to improving the project for public release, aiming for Maker Faire 2010.For more details including 3-d video of MakerBeam in action check out our Kickstarter page. Alpha kits, which are going fast, ship by Christmas, while Beta kits are projected for February. For even more info, and to contact, stop by the main site.

Posted by atman 8 years ago


Ceiling art made from beetle shells

In Most European palaces and castles, it is common to find the ceilings decorated with ornate gilded woodwork and elaborate frescoes. In Brussels, Belgium, one particular hall in the Royal Palace has a very peculiar ceiling that is decorated with very strange items. The hall's ceiling, which has remained unfinished since 1909, was redecorated by the contemporary Belgian artist Jan Fabre. Fabre was inspired by Sternocera aequisignata, a type of jewel beetle of the Buprestidae family, which has a shimmering green iridescent shell. Fabre and 30 other diligent artist armed with a truck-full of beetle shells and glue, transformed the empty ceiling into one bejeweled with a sea of swirling and twinkling green. The team also went to work on the center chandelier in the hall, turning it from gilded gold to sparkling green. As one gazes up at the masterpiece from the floor, the whole mass of shells appears to move as the light reflects from different angles.Jan Fabre calls the the ceiling Heaven of Delight, as a reference to ''The Garden of Earthly Delights'' by early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch ( a personal favorite of mine). The green shells do indeed add a great amount of energy to the once bland and vacant hall. 1.6 million beetle shells were used. The beetles, which are wood-boring and are mostly considered a pest, appears abundantly in India, Thailand, and Vietnam. They are sometimes cooked and eaten, however their beautiful shells are discarded.LinkTranslated Original

Posted by Skyfinity 8 years ago


Night Castle.....

Mother And Son (Mother) REMEMBER WHAT CONFUCIUS TAUGHT, ALWAYS BE KIND. (Son - Tran Do) YES, MOTHER. (Mother) ALWAYS HELP THE WEAK AND THE OLD. (Son) YES, MOTHER. I UNDERSTAND. (Mother) AND ALWAYS HELP THOSE LESS FORTUNATE THAN YOURSELF. (Son) YES, MOTHER. ALWAYS. A jet passes by in the distance and the apparition of his mother fades away. The child turns towards Tran-Do in a non-judgmental but puzzled voice. (Son) HOW DID I BECOME YOU? Epiphany Tran Do:   THE SILENCE (In Khmer) DON’T GO DOES IT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY? CAN’T WE HAVE JUST ONE MORE CHANCE? THOSE WHO KNOW THEY WILL NOT SAY MUST THIS BE THE FINAL  DANCE IN OUR LIVES? AS TIME JUST MOVES ON YESTERDAY’S YEARS ARE TOO QUICKLY GONE ALL VISIONS FADE AS WORLDS FALL APART DECISIONS ARE MADE BUT THERE IN THIS DARK NOW THERE IN THIS DARK NOW SOMEWHERE ON THIS NIGHT A LIFE IS OUT THERE AND CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW HERE ON THIS NIGHT SO FAR AWAY BITS OF STARLIGHT FALL WHERE THEY MAY I NEVER WANTED TO GO I NEVER WANTED TO STAY I NEVER WANTED TO BE AFRAID BUT STILL CHILDHOOD SEES WHAT CHILDHOOD WILL BUT NOTHING EVER STAYS THE SAME I FEAR THE NIGHT I FEAR THE DARK I NEED THIS LIGHT THAT DISTANT SPARK I KNOW THAT… SOMEWHERE SOMEONE’S LOOKING TO DECEIVE AND SOMEWHERE YOUNG MEN DIE AND CHILDREN BLEED AND SOMEWHERE SOME HAVE TOO MUCH WHILE OTHERS NEED AND SOMEWHERE SOMEONE’S LOOKING TO BELIEVE AND… SOMEWHERE SOMEWHERE SOMEWHERE SOMEWHERE AND THE NIGHT AND THE DARK AND THE HOPES AND THE DREAMS AS WE ALL PLAY OUR PARTS WHILE IGNORING THE SCREAMS SO WE LIE TO OURSELVES AND WE JUST CARRY ON NEVER STOP, NEVER TURN DON’T ADMIT WHAT IS … GONE IN TO THIS TWISTED STORY ALL THESE THINGS SO CLEAR BEFORE ME EVERY PATH WE’VE EVER TAKEN CAN’T ADMIT WE WERE MISTAKEN IN THIS NIGHT OF MY DEVISING NEVER LIVE AND NEVER DYING EACH ESCAPE I’VE NEVER TAKEN NEVER DREAM AND NEVER WAKEN… SOMEWHERE SOMEONE’S LOOKING TO DECEIVE AND SOMEWHERE YOUNG MEN DIE AND CHILDREN BLEED AND SOMEWHERE SOME HAVE TOO MUCH WHILE OTHERS NEED AND SOMEWHERE SOMEONE’S LOOKING TO BELIEVE AND… (Tran-Do sees himself as a snake oil salesman selling the same lies that he was sold in a carnival barker’s voice.) COME ONE COME ALL WELCOME TO THE WORLD’S GREATEST ENTERTAINMENT SINCE THE FALL OF ROME LIFE, DEATH VICTIMS, VOYEURS THE BEST OF SOCIETY THE LOWEST OF PLEBEIANS AND TO KEEP IT ALL IN EXTREMELY INTERESTING, TODAY’S PATRONS COULD VERY EASILY BE TOMORROW’S ENTERTAINMENT ALL COMPLIMENTS OF THE ULTIMATE SHOWMAN FATE ALL THAT’S MISSING IS THE COLISEUM !!!!!!!! (Tran-Do turns away from the apparition of himself as a snake oil salesman, and once more looks into the abyss.) DID YOU EVER WALK UP TO THE EDGE OF A CLIFF STARE INTO THE ABYSS AS YOUR MIND WONDERS IF YOU SHOULD TAKE ONE MORE STEP FURTHER INTO THAT NIGHT WELL YOUR MIND SAYS YOU WON’T BUT YOUR HEART SAYS YOU MIGHT WOULD YOU FALL THROUGH THE DARK FEEL THE WIND IN YOUR HAIR WOULD YOU EMBRACE THE GROUND AND END YOUR LIFE RIGHT THERE OR WOULD GOD REACH HIS HAND AND THAT MOMENT YOU FLY OR IF HE CHANCED TO BLINK AND THEN, THAT MOMENT YOU DIE YOU DIE YOU DIE YOU DIE ... STARE INTO THE DARK AS THE ABYSS KEEPS CALLING TRY TO TAKE A STEP BUT THEN THE MIND KEEPS STALLING CAN A SINGLE QUESTION JUST GO ON FOREVER AS A SINGLE THOUGHT GOES ON IT’S NOW OR NEVER STARE INTO THE DARK AS THE ABYSS KEEPS CALLING TRY TO TAKE A STEP BUT THEN THE MIND KEEPS STALLING CAN A SINGLE QUESTION JUST GO ON FOREVER AS A SINGLE THOUGHT GOES ON IT’S NOW OR NEVER NEVER REALLY TOOK MUCH NEVER REALLY HAD TO ONLY HAD A SMALL CRUSH PROBLEM WAS THAT IT GREW NEVER REALLY TOOK MUCH NEVER REALLY HAD TO ONLY HAD A SMALL CRUSH PROBLEM WAS THAT IT GREW BE WHO YOU ARE WHAT YOU WERE WHAT THEY SEE FROM ETERNITY’S VIEW TELL ME WHICH ONE IS ME CAN YOU… BE WHO YOU ARE WHAT YOU WERE WHAT THEY SEE FROM ETERNITY’S VIEW TELL ME WHICH ONE IS ME ON THIS NIGHT KEEP ME CLOSE ON THIS NIGHT BREATHE MY AIR ON THIS NIGHT HOLD ME TIGHT FEEL MY HEART BEATING THERE ON THIS NIGHT KEEP ME CLOSE ON THIS NIGHT BREATHE MY AIR ON THIS NIGHT HOLD ME TIGHT FEEL MY HEART BEATING THERE ON THIS NIGHT KEEP ME CLOSE ON THIS NIGHT BREATHE MY AIR ON THIS NIGHT HOLD ME TIGHT FEEL MY HEART BEATING THERE… DID YOU EVER WALK UP TO THE EDGE OF A CLIFF STARE INTO THE ABYSS AS YOUR MIND WONDERS IF YOU SHOULD TAKE ONE MORE STEP FURTHER INTO THAT NIGHT WELL YOUR MIND SAYS YOU WON’T BUT THEN THIS ALL IS YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE THIS ALL IS YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE THIS ALL IS YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE THIS ALL IS YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE YOUR LIFE THIS ALL IS YOUR… IS YOUR LIFE IS YOUR LIFE IS YOUR LIFE IS YOUR...LIFE   From the Night Castle Album by Trans Siberian Orchestra...

Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago


Why at least some fireworks should be legal

Check out this column from the San Francisco Chronicle, arguing in favor of keeping at least some fireworks legal. Good stuff.An excerpt:This country was founded on blowing stuff up, and 231 years later it continues to be the thing that we do best. And yet in the past few decades, almost every Bay Area municipality has banned the use of fireworks within city limits. It's like we don't even want to be Americans anymore.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger can build secret execution chambers at San Quentin. He can certainly declare some kind of statewide emergency to legalize fireworks. Think about that for a second. We're the most badass state in the most badass nation on the planet. Our governor once removed his own retina with a scalpel, then drove his car into a police precinct and gunned down all the cops inside. (Technically, it was a role he was playing. But still ... .) You're telling me I can't light up one measly sparkler on my backyard patio without receiving a $1,000 fine?To be completely fair, I don't have a ton of actual facts to contribute to the debate. I only did 15 minutes of research for this column -- and approximately two-thirds of that time was spent watching some dude on YouTube blow up a sand castle with an M-80.But I grew up in the Bay Area when fireworks were legal almost everywhere, and I don't remember any rogue ground flowers causing four-alarm structure fires. We enjoyed setting off our own Safe and Sane fireworks, and my high school classmates didn't all have molten claws for hands. Is it possible that the chances of serious property damage or injury with responsible fireworks use are actually quite remote?

Posted by canida 10 years ago


DESPERATE DAMSEL! LEDs help...

Well, okay... I'm not really desperate but I am in (slight) distress-- needing someone to storm the castle of knowledge to save me from pounding my head against the walls of google-search any longer. Looking for some specific LED information. I have looked through several LED-throw-y Instructables but so far I haven't found the information I need. I am mostly electronics-retarded and so if anyone can give me the correct info I would sincerely appreciate the assistance. I just need to know the batteries/battery power/models needed to power smaller than 10mm LEDs. My project involves a very small space-- 1.8mm-3mm-5mm sized LEDs would probably be best-- I would need to know the kind of batteries I would need (least bulky and least number of batteries I could utilize for each size 1.8mm-3mm-5mm) and how many I would need for each single LED to operate effectively. Also-- is there any real concern of a fire hazard with such LEDs housed in an acrylic/urethane and resin container or would the output of the LED be such that I wouldn't have to have concerns of fire (or melting in the case or urethane/acrylic/resin) ? (Sorry if this question seems dumb, but again I stress how electronics-retarded I really am lol). Furthermore, if the LEDs had vellum or translucent paper covering them to diffuse the light-- would this additionally create any fire-hazard? The housing will probably vary between 14mm-20mm  for the LED with the batteries able to sit outside the LED-housing. I appreciate any assistance in getting the information I need and offer many thanks in advance for any helpful replies!

Posted by pneumadragonfly 8 years ago


DESPERATE DAMSEL! Need some LEDs assistance...

Well, okay... I'm not really desperate but I am in (slight) distress-- needing someone to storm the castle of knowledge to save me from pounding my head against the walls of google-search any longer. Looking for some specific LED information. I have looked through several LED-throw-y Instructables but so far I haven't found the information I need. I am mostly electronics-retarded and so if anyone can give me the correct info I would sincerely appreciate the assistance. I just need to know the batteries/battery power/models needed to power smaller than 10mm LEDs. My project involves a very small space-- 1.8mm-3mm-5mm sized LEDs would probably be best-- I would need to know the kind of batteries I would need (least bulky and least number of batteries I could utilize for each size 1.8mm-3mm-5mm) and how many I would need for each single LED to operate effectively. Also-- is there any real concern of a fire hazard with such LEDs housed in an acrylic/urethane and resin container or would the output of the LED be such that I wouldn't have to have concerns of fire (or melting in the case or urethane/acrylic/resin) ? (Sorry if this question seems dumb, but again I stress how electronics-retarded I really am lol). Furthermore, if the LEDs had vellum or translucent paper covering them to diffuse the light-- would this additionally create any fire-hazard? The housing will probably vary between 14mm-20mm  for the LED with the batteries able to sit outside the LED-housing. I appreciate any assistance in getting the information I need and offer many thanks in advance for any helpful replies! (posted this in TECH forums as well- apologies if this is like a repost)

Asked by pneumadragonfly 8 years ago


Valley View Park: An RCT3 park

I have seen many people on the Atari community forums make a park and tell a storyline of the park and it's owner. I decided I would start this one on Instructables. Remember that this storyline stuff is not my own idea but the park is and the actual storyline of this park is also original. I will be explaining each picture in depth.When I put a number in the text it means you should look at that picture. Fun fact: There are 47 pictures! :-O                                                            March 2010 It has been officially announced in the paper that a new theme park has opened on the Spring highway about forty kilometres Northwest of Central Coast, Australia. The funds from several schools and high schools around Central Coast had gone to Mr. Fredrickson to build some kind of entertainment on this small piece of land just after the Trail river bridge. He has apparently decided to build a theme park called Valley View Park. Part of the park can be seen from the bridge as seen in the following picture:1. The entrance can be seen in the following picture.2. It may only be the opening day but it seems people have found out about the inauguration day. People are already coming down the path that leads to the entrance as seen in picture 3. Photographers from local newspapers have been given permission to take pictures and write articles about the new park. Picture 4 shows a camera crew coming across the bridge. Mr Fredrickson has decided to give the camera crew a tour of the park. As the crew enters the park they can see several undercover food stalls as seen in picture 5. There are a few more stalls on the right and an entrance to a garden in picture 6. In picture 7 you can see the rest of the main street including information booths and a bathroom at the end. You must travel through a brick building to get to the garden and picture 8 shows the garden from the inside of the building. Once the crew explored the garden they continued the tour down the main street and found the entrance to main ride of the park which is called Blackbeard's Voyage as seen in pictures 9 and 10. It is surrounded by a castle and can't be seen until the crew enters the castle structure. Upon entering the crew finds out that the ride is a pirate ship ride surrounded by pirate animatronics as seen in picture 11. As they get closer to the entrance of the pirate ship, they get a much better picture of the ride. Picture 12. Mr Fredrickson gave the camera crew a picture of when it had finished being constructed. Picture 13 shows how there are several cannons pointing towards the ship when the ship is in motion. This gives the peeps an experience of being on a pirate ship. Luckily the cannons don't shoot cannonballs. Mr Fredrickson has no plans of relocating it or taking it out of the park as it is the most popular ride and the castle surrounding it brings lots of peeps to the ride. In picture 14 you can see the control booth where the operators are. As the crew exited the ride they saw treasure chest all over he place as seen in picture 15. The exit leads back to the main street so they kept walking and turned right at the entrance of Blackbeard's voyage and saw the top spinner ride called Inversion Spinner seen in pic 16. Before riding the Inversion Spinner Mr Fredrickson wanted to show the camera crew the viewing tower to the left seen in pic 17. Pics 18 and 19 show the flight of stairs and the viewing balcony. After coming out Mr Fredrickson directed the crew to a small garden with an oak tree in the middle. Pics 20 and 21 show the garden. Mr Fredrickson explained that the tree is an endangered oak so he decided to build the park around and keep it in good condition. Pic 22 shows the entrance to Inversion Spinner and pic 23 shows the ride. Pic 24 shows the control booth for this ride. Pics 25 to 27 show the entrance to the Viewing Canopy and pic 28 shows the viewing canopy. Pic 29 shows the bridge from the lookout. People come here to see the the valley and the Trail river which can be seen in pic 30. As the Camera crew exited the viewing canopy Mr Fredrickson took them to the next ride which is a spiral slide named Python. Pics 31 and 32. Pics 33 and 34 show the entrance to the next ride which is a twirler ride named Twister. Pic 35 shows the ride's control booth. Pics 36 and 37 show more of the ride. This ride is not as popular as the other rides so it would not be surprising if it was taken out at some stage. Pic 38 shows the exit of the ride. The park owner then takes the crew to the las ride which is a ferris wheel named Junior Wheel. Pics 39 and 40 show the entrance to the ride and pic 41 shows the ride. pic 42 shows the control booth. This is a popular ride for couples and small kids. Pic 43 shows the park view from the top of the Junior Wheel. After the crew left the ride they headed back to the main street shown in pic 44. Before they left the park they interviewed Mr Fredrickson about upcoming plans. Here is what the park owner had to say: "The staff and I are very happy about how popular our opening day was. We have already been able to determine the most popular rides although this may change in the future. If we get as much money as today for the next few months we'll be able to expand the park and add more rides. We have recieved many questions from guests asking if there is a roller coaster in the park. That may be a possibility in the future. We are now focusing on buying two pieces of land that belong to local farmers. Pic 45 shows both properties. The large property is very barren and the farmer would be happy to sell it at a good price. The second property will be harder to buy because it's owner has had a good harvesting year. If we can raise enough money to buy the properties then it will give us much more land to build on. Any other future plans will not be revealed today." The owner gave the crew a great tour of the park and they plan to publish it in the newspaper as soon as possible. The future looks bright for this new park. Pics 46 and 47 show the park from an aerial view. Be sure to check back every now and then for updates on the park. Any questions will be answered. Please subscribe and thanks for taking your time to read this. The updates won't have to be as long as this one.              

Posted by Tornado96 7 years ago


Valley View Park Update 1

Here's the first update of Valley View Park. Please see the first forum before seeing this one.                                                         June 2010 The park has undergone several changes during the last few months. First of all the main street has been redone with a brick paving as seen in pictures 1 and 2. Peeps seem to like this change as it gives the main street a more "main" feel to it. Blackbeard's voyage has continued to attract a lot of guests as seen in pic 3. The Castle surrounding it gives the peeps a ride to remember. Pic 4 shows the viewing tower which has started to be demolished as not many people have visited the tower. Mr. Fredrickson says that the park will replace the tower with another ride. As we can see in pic 5 Inversion Spinner continues to attract a large amount of peeps due to the intensity of the ride. It has become the most popular ride in the park. Python is also very popular although we can see in pic 6 that a new sign has been put up. It says to wait for the previous person to arrive at the bottom of the slide before you go down. This has been put up because of some accidents that have happened. In the next pic(7) we can see a new ride that has apparently replaced twister as it was not very popular. In pic 8 we can see a large amount of peeps going to the new ride. Pic 9 shows the entrance to the new ride DESTRUCTION. Pic 10 shows that it is a revolution ride that has replaced twister. The new ride attracts much more people than the previous ride. In pic 11 we can see that the park has been able to buy some new land. The barren field was bought but the owner has not revealed what he plans to use it for. This new property has elarged the park. In pic 12 we see that junior wheel has been practically deserted. It would not be a surprise to see this ride demolished. Pic 13 shows an overview of the park. The future of this park lies in the hands of Mr. Fredrickson. 

Posted by Tornado96 7 years ago


Epic Costumes Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered in the Halloween Epic Costumes Contest! The Epic Costumes category has a legacy of some of the most complex and involved projects on our site. The results are always mind-blowing, and this year was no exception. Like previous years, we had no shortage of amazing, EPIC entries. I am very pleased to report that there was more than several heated debates around the lab when selecting finalists, and it was just short of total bedlam while choosing the winners. First Prize Costume Armor with Wonderflex by volpin The Wonderflex Armor won because it had the best blend of process, presentation, and execution. The project gives you a behind the scenes look at how this professional grade costume was made, almost daring you to try and recreate the painstaking details based on the comprehensive instructions. This custom made costume really defined what we were looking for in an Epic Costume entry, and your votes reflected that. Also, the composition of the photographs really sold the hard work that went into this epic costume. Second Prize   Cthulhu by alexthemoviegeek Life-sized Space Marine Armor by thorssoli Bowser's Castle Costume by Mr. Noack These costumes represented everything we hope for in an epic costume; over-the- top DIY awesomesauce! These costumes used several very clever techniques in construction, and the finished projects really show us the artistry and craftsmanship that the authors put into their work. Third Prize Mr.Freeze Costume by rmorrow4 Alien Xenomorph by Mostlymade Bowser Costume by CassiniCloset Orchard Spider by BrooklynAliens Narnia Minotaur by ellwoodjoe The time and dedication put into these creations is evident, and each have their own complexities and challenges that were masterfully overcome. It’s hard to deny that each of these costumes are indeed “epic” and would win the nod of approval from costumes aficionado’s the world over. Congratulations to all the finalists and a big thank you to everyone that entered, you should feel proud of your amazing, EPIC creation. Remember, costumes aren’t just for Halloween, we have an entire channel dedicated to costumes, so you can dress up and have fun all year. If you didn’t win this time around I hope there was something that has inspired you to make another epic costume, next year’s Epic Costumes is open from right now until this time next year! Mike Warren Editor of Play

Posted by mikeasaurus 5 years ago


Valley View Park Update 4

                                                                       November 2010 Hello Everybody! We decided to visit valley View Park a couple days ago and boy did we get a surprise. The amount of construction has rocketed sky high in the last two months. we'll start with some pics of the car park. As you can see in the 1st picture the park has begun to make space for an expanded car park as there wasn't much room in the old one. The new car park is just across the road. As you can see in pic 2 the old car park has been asphalted except for a few spaces. All these cars are owned by workers or management. As we got closer to the park we saw the closed sign as seen in pic 3. The reason of this was unknown but we we're determined to find out. Behind the entrance we can see a sign. In pic 4 we can see that it's a logo for the park. It's a scenic picture of trees with Valley View Park written in red. We we're allowed in and went to see the garden. It seems the janitors have to come to the park every now and then to water the plants as can be seen in pic 5. we decided to go see How the rides are going. We asked the man in pic 6 about the new name for Inversion Spinner and we received more information than was expected. Apparently Inversion Spinner will be given a new name, a new colour and it will be relocated.. What is going to replace it is still a mystery but we will do our best to find our. There will be nothing done to Dodgems which can be seen in pic 7. No work has been done on Python or Ferris Wheel as seen in pics 8 and 9 We ran into Mr. Fredrickson before going to see destruction. He stopped us from looking at the construction while we took a picture of Destruction. Pic 10. Mr Fredrickson then let us see what has happened at the construction site. We couldn't believe our eyes. We looked up and saw the start of an inverted coaster! Pic 11. Mr. Fredrickson told us that he was able to contact the popular B&M company from Switzerland to build a coaster in Valley View park. This makes the coaster the first B&M in Australia. In pic 12 we can see that there are some fences to stop people from falling out. The first drop looms over the path to Destruction. Pic 13.From the Queue line of Destruction we can see the station of the new coaster. Pic 14. We asked Mr. Frederickson what the name of the coaster will be but he kept that a secret. Form the top of the castle of Blackbeard's voyage we can see the whole coaster so far. As we can see in pic 15 the first hill has been built. It has not been confirmed if there will be any inversions but It will still be exciting nonetheless. In pic 16 we can see the crane working with the track pieces. Mr. Fredrickson said that the park will be closed during Summer break. He hopes the park can receive enough money after Summer Break to maintain the park. He is taking a major risk in this action and he is hoping that the new roller coaster will earn enough profit. Unfortunately we will not be able to talk about Valley View Park until the end of Summer Break. Goodbye everyone. Stay tuned.

Posted by Tornado96 7 years ago


Where to buy JB Weld

I tend to do a good bit of research when I purchase anything. I will spend hours finding the deal that will save me five cents. While this doesn't make much financial sense for me, maybe it will end up being worth it if you can save a few cents in the process!The only step to this instructable is a list of the best places I've found to purchase JB Weld. For those who are not familiar with JB Weld, it is, simply put, God, in a tube. It is an epoxy that when mixed (and mix quickly, you only have about 20 minutes of pliability) will set within 4-6 hours, and cure within 24. Once cured, it has the strength of steel, can bind with glass, and neatest of all, is actually conductive enough to use as solder!Note that I'm only referring to the original JB Weld, model 8265 (and 8265-S). I find the stick version doesn't adhere as well, and the "Kwick" version isn't as strong. I also tend to be stubborn and just stick with what I'm comfortable with.Since the invention of Duct Tape (genuflect) nothing has been so valuable to mankind. Thus, it's not surprising to find it anywhere from $9.99 a tube, up to $14.99 per tube. So how much should you be paying for your J.B. Weld?If ordered online, you can get it for as little as $2.95 per tube!Note: These prices are only accurate as of the posting of this instructable (29 June 2009)Okay, so if you've come this far, $2.95 per tube sounds pretty exciting. Keep in mind though that you're also going to end up dealing with shipping, so we'll see what the end result will be. When in doubt, if you have a local Ace Hardware, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. look there first. You avoid shipping, and the Ace online outlet sells it for as little as $3.25 per tube (No idea why nobody else, including Sears, KMart, Target, etc. carries it online). If you can find it in the store for that price, that would be your best bet. But assuming you don't have a local Ace Hardware, or since they're locally owned the Franchise Owner is a prick that overprices things, let's see how the following websites work out.First, it's important to note that while you will find many other places online that claim to sell the JB Weld for as little as $2.95 per tube, just try to purchase them. I'll wait... Back? So as you saw, 99.9% of these sites use the Amazon.com checkout system, and only allow ONE TUBE AT A TIME to be purchased. They then hit you with a $4.99 shipping fee for each pop, and now you're back to paying $8 per tube.On to the real suppliers:#1) Tool Explosion - The best price I've found with free shipping, but their free shipping minimum purchase is $100, and their JB Weld was only $3.76 per tube when last checked! One of the better deals out there. Between $100-$130 worth, this was the best deal I could find.#2) Alexandria General Supply - To get the $2.95 price here, you have to buy in 6 packs, otherwise it's more expensive. But hey, more JB Weld can only be a good thing. They seem to have a starting-rate of $17.05 for shipping, which is nearly as much as the 6-pack of JB Weld, making them almost $6 per. However, the more you order, the price of shipping will actually start to go DOWN. At 7 cases (42 tubes), it dropped to $7.41 for shipping making it $3.12 per tube, and at 20 cases, it was only up to $8.16 for shipping, making bulk purchases very much worth it. At $131.31 for 42 tubes, this was the best deal out there, and only gets better the higher you go. They do not accept PayPal, but do accept all major credit cards.#3) Ace Hardware Outlet - Don't ask me why AceHardware.com doesn't carry it, but AceHardwareOutlet does, but I'm not going to argue. At its respectable price of $3.39 per tube, it's not a bad deal if you're buying in bulk. Unfortunately, for just a single tube to ship, you're looking at $6.39 for shipping. The shipping rates only slowly go up the more you pile on, so if you're doing some shopping for some other hardware, Ace is The Place... For Me... (Plus, they take PayPal!) For individual tubes assuming you can't find anything locally, this is the best price going. At least buy 2 or 3 tubes at a time to make the shipping worth it, though.#4) Hands-On Tools - Another site with fair shipping, and a decent price of $3.66 per tube. Not much to say about this one, except that they seem to be one of the more reputable sites selling the weld for a good price. They work with the BBB and have a good rating, accept PayPal, and give you percentage discounts the more you buy. All around a solid company.#5) Castle Wholesalers - One of my personal favorites (since they are located near me, mostly) selling the JB Weld at $3.47 per tube. However, do keep in mind that you have a $25 minimum order here. Their prices are pretty standard for shipping, so you can add about $1 per tube once you've bought the requisite $25 worth. The more you buy, the cheaper the shipping gets per tube, as well. Only Visa and Mastercard accepted.#6) College Toolbox - While their price isn't the best, it's still a fun site with some decent stuff at fair prices. At $4.11 per tube, it's not necessarily worth the purchase here unless you find enough of their gear to get the "$150 purchase gets free shipping" thing. (And they take PayPal)In closing, if needing just a tube or two, your best bet is always going to be to shop locally, and buy from a hardware store. But once you start getting into the $5 and $6 price range, there are some decent places online to pick it up (if you don't mind the wait). Always take shipping into account, and always avoid Amazon.com and their Affiliate's rip-off schemes. If you see the Amazon logo, run far and fast (or at least close the window). E-Bay is equally a rip-off, only moreso as you're starting at the $9.99 level, and then tacking shipping onto that.For the hobbyist that understands the glory that is JB Weld, drop the $130 and get enough JB Weld to last you for a long, long time. For all others, I would recommend avoiding purchasing it online unless you absolutely can't find it for a fair price in your local stores (I can't stress that enough. Shipping is the debbil.)Hope this helps someone, and if anyone finds a better price, feel free to include it in the comments and I'll add it to the list!

Posted by Javin007 8 years ago