instructable not in bikes channel

I recently made a instructable about making a wooden bike https://www.instructables.com/id/wooden-bicycle/ and it was featured :) but i pressed the bikes channel button and it wasn't there i think it's because i put it in wood working   i want to try to keep it in woodworking but i also want it to be in the bikes channel help!

Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago


Discovery channel show, hacking electricity?

There used to be  a show on Discovery channel (I think it was discovery) where a guy would "hack" things.   In one show he hacked electricity and showed how he put a coil and some magnets on a bicycle to power a GPS unit.  I have tried to find information on this show but can't seem to find it.  It's as if the show never existed.   I am pretty sure I saw the episode within the last 3 years.  Does anyone know what this show was called and/or know of any video links to this particular (hacking electricity) episode? Thanks

Posted by pennsteve 8 years ago


Categories and Channels

We've just released the big recategorization work which has been occupying the whole dev team for the last few weeks.  Christy has written up an explanation of it here so I don't need to say too much.  That's the big thing; there are a few more bugfixes in Pro payments and some caching changes to help with our bandwidth but check out the browse pages!  I found a bunch of interesting instructables I hadn't seen before just while verifying the functionality.

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


An Opps Purchase on Ebay Is it Salvageable?

So i have an 1998 dodge ram 1500 i purchase with no power options at all so i got power window regulators and replaced the door panels and bam I've got power windows. and since the door panels had lock buttons i bought some cheap 12v actuators off eBay and wired them up and bam. power locks.. THEN in all my creativity i was like i'll just buy an RF 4 channel kit and make it key-less. so i ordered this kit not realizing what type it was http://www.ebay.com/itm/320783435624?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_2920wt_1185 to summarize this kit requires you press one button to activate the a channel and press a second button to disable the active channel.. not at all what i was looking for.  Is there any way i can convert the kit i've already paid for into a momentary style. so as long as i'm holding the channel button down its active. ????  here are all the chip/ component numbers. 4x SRA-12VDC-CL 1x  SC2272-L4 - BD25D5D1 1x 9530FH~~~~~~ unreadable some residue on the chip a few caps a few resistors and an LED..  anyone think this is doable or should i just shelf it and get a diff kit?

Posted by jgosselin 6 years ago


Help selecting a n-channel mosfet and resister

Hey guys! Been a while. . . Anyways I was looking for some guidance on selecting an N-channel mosfet, and also what resistor to use when I'm applying voltage to the gate. So I'm working some long LED strips, and I need the mosfet to be able to handle at least 7 amps, so I was hoping for like a 10 amp mosfet or so. I just didn't want to guy buy the first mosfet I found on digikey, I was just hoping for some cheap good options or popular ones. I needs to be able to do PWM. Also I don't know where in the datasheets to find the information on what resistor to use on the gate. For instance I see people using anything from a 1K to a 5K resister with a TIP120. How do you select that information? I will be using an 5v output from my Arduino.  So after searching ebay I found the IRFZ44N mosfet, 55v and 49A. I know this is way over my needed specs but I can get 50 of them for 10 bucks. Steal. Since it's so overrated what problems might I run into if any? Thanks guys! What I've found so far: IRF740 - 400v 10A

Posted by HavocRC 2 years ago


My yt chan

So, sorry for your inconvinient, but if any youtube vids of me that should be public are not, please tell me. The thing is that I accedently deleted my yt account, but I managed to restore it, but all my vids were set to private. And sorry for no new stuff latley, it's just that atm I don't have any knex, I will have knex again in 2 months and guess when i'll start my next ball machine ;)

Posted by Sorunome 5 years ago


XKCD & Discovery Channel

As a fan of both xkcd and the Discovery Channel, I just thought this was funny.

Posted by Labot2001 9 years ago


New Paracord Channel!

Check out the new PARACORD Channel we have added to the Outside Category! Then enter the Paracord Contest!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago


Who are the editors of each channel?

I've looked, but cannot seem to find a post listing all of the editors of each channel. Is this something that is available, and if so, could someone point me in that direction? Many thanks!

Posted by WUVIE 3 years ago


First call! Bug in brand new Food channel -- two "Dessert" categories

The brand new Food channel already has a bug!  The Dessert category appears twice in the sidebar list.

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago


Pedal-Powered Blimp to Cross English Channel

Over in England, plans are afoot to cross the English Channel in a pedal-powered blimp. The semi-recumbent bike will power two propellers and French pilot Stephane Rousson hopes to complete the trip in five hours. Looking forward to hearing the results. Linkvia Treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


'Leather' channel under 'Workshop'?

I believe a 'Leather' channel under the 'Workshop' category would be a good idea. I say this, because I'm often looking for leather-related instructables, and I suspect that many other people are, too. Leatherworking is as much its own specialized skill as sewing, woodworking, electronics, etc. Maybe you could even inaugurate the grand opening with a contest. :)

Posted by ericrasmussen 6 years ago


Request: Instructable on building a device to change TV channels with IR signal according to a schedule

Greetings, I would like an Instructable on how to buuld a device to automatically change TV channels using an infrared signal according to a software schedule. Thanks

Posted by NeuroPulse 7 years ago


Better Chatroom -- IRC Channel

EDITFrom what I've heard, the meebo chatroom has some flaws... I figure its worth a shot of trying again in IRC. I won't go into the details, but it should be a way better method of chatting ;-)I suggest Chatzilla for a client. There's also [www.mibbit.com mibbit] which is online and has an embeddable widget, but I don't really like it as much.I want an IRC channel, and god-dangit I'm going to make one!Its #instructables on irc.freenode.netIf you're already using something like Pidgin or Trillian, IRC should probably be on there, just pick a username, server is "irc.freenode.net", then just join the chat #instructablesIf you aren't -- MIRC Chatzilla is a good client...Anyway... just wanted to let y'all know it exists :P

Posted by zachninme 10 years ago


Youtube Ideas

I wanted to ask for some advice and feedback on my youtube channel as well as some new movie ideas. First off my Youtube Channel is very special to me and i think with the right work and attitude i cant get to to go farther: my youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/Thelostrolo. Why the name Thelostrolo? well i created the channel when i was 11 (now nearly 15) and i thought i might as well keep the name! (I am working a big hunger games related project which will be uploaded to another channel) I am not sure if i should create a new channel. but that would mean starting from scratch and trying to get recognition again, but maybe you guys could help!? Anyway back to my idea: I had a phew ideas and of course ill need help as i cannot film on my own! The first idea is a simple idea called: 'The Confrontation" which is a simple action thriller type movie with gun movie effects and explosions! THe other on was: "Never look back"  a more serious film in which there is a kid who is bullied and one day is knocked out. He wakes up at home, but no-one was at home, so he decides to go out for a dog walk, he then comes across the bullies except they're afraid of him. etc etc and it ends with him finding out that he is not who he used to be! I could really do with some peoples feedback... not just because this took me a long time to type up! Also if you did check out my channel post your below and i might subscribe :D Thanks for the help Rowan Prosser- Rowans Movies - Thelostrolo RATE, COMMENT AND SUBCRIBE!

Posted by Rowans Movies 5 years ago


Regarding Featuring at various levels...

At the moment, a full feature for a project gets that project onto the front page as an "Editor's Pick", but all a feature at Category or Channel level earns an author is a small star on the project's thumbnail. What I think should happen is... I look at the front page, I see the most recent top-level featured projects (as now) I click on a Category, say, Food, I see all the top-level food projects, plus all the Category-level featured projects. I click on a Channel, say, Sandwiches, I see all the top-level, Category-level and the Channel-level sandwiches. That way, authors will be rewarded for their work with the increased traffic they deserve. The photo is irrelevant, I just don't like publishing topics with no image.  It's the Angel of the North, with Conker-X sitting on the toes.  I took it on the way home from the Newcastle Maker Faire.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


mosfet similarity Answered

Hi, I am trying to build this,  but the mosfet is discontinued. Can I replace it with TK15J60U(F) and still have a working circuit?

Asked by jbaker22 5 years ago


Pilot flies over English Channel with jetpack

A Swiss pilot has crossed the English Chanel with a jet-powered wing. He started the trip by jumping out of a plane over Calais and landed with a parachute in Dover. All together, the whole flight lasted 10 minutes to make the 22 mile flight.The 49-year-old flew on a plane to more than 8,200ft (2,500m), ignited jets on a wing on his back, and jumped out.Mr Rossy had hoped to reach speeds of 125mph.It felt "great, really great", said Mr Rossy: "I only have one word, thank you, to all the people who did it with me." Hit the link to see the video. Video of flight

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Which is best channel ?

I want to make my first in instructables. so which is best channel for DIY?

Asked by kavya123 4 years ago


System for automatically changing TV channels according to a schedule?

Greetings, I am seeking a system of automatically changing TV channels according to a schedule. Either one that exists or how to build one. Thanks

Posted by NeuroPulse 7 years ago


Youtube Channel Dimensions

EDIT: How to design a youtube channel. Like a background with the right dimensions so that certain things are in certain places.Example: http://www.youtube.com/user/fallofautumndistro If the dimensions are different from browser to browser then I suggest firefox because it has the most users.

Posted by schoolgirl867869 8 years ago


Look what oboma did

I was scrolling through my dish network guide and what do I see? The Obama channel. Yes, that's right, he bought his own tv channel: dish channel 73. This channel broadcasts his ideas 24/7. IT's just a 2 minute message looping all day. In my opinion that is just wrong. I don't mean to offend anyone, especially those who like him, but I don't beleive in 24/7 broadcasts by candidates.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 9 years ago


n channel jfet

Can someone show me how to hook up an n-channel jfet transistor? My power supply is +5volts. Where do I hook up the load. I know the gate has to be negative relitive to the source( the source and the drain can be used interchangably, right), but I only have a positive power supply. I want to use an n-channel jfet because it normall conduct, right?I found this website:http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_3/chpt_5/1.htmlbut I don't get it entireleyI am thiisss close to understanding how to use transistors!

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Highlights section, bad url for the Hydroponics channel

Highlights section, bad url for the hhttps://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-workshop/channel-hydroponics/ hhttp??? until fixed, just get rid of the extra H this is site wide, but occurred on https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-workshop/keyword-backyard%20projects/   among other pages

Posted by leesha_kajira 4 years ago


which RC transmitter to buy for my quadcopter?

I am trying to buy a RC Transmitter for my quadcopter that I made myself. However, I am not sure which transmitter should I buy that would satisfy my requirement. I just need 4 channel (Basic channel) communication; nothing complicated. Will this be suitable: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/V911-Single-Blade-4-Channel-RC-Helicopter-parts-Transmitter-2-4G-WL-Toys-/190852761126?_trksid=p2054897.l4275 If not can anyone suggest me a good one please but not too expensive one. Probably around £30. Thanks in advance :)

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago


Is "Prototype This" coming back? Answered

I love the show and i want to know if they're is going to be a second season.

Asked by WerdnaN 7 years ago


Planet Green Debuted Wednesday

Discovery Channel's Planet Green debuts today. Planet Green is a whole new 24-hour channel which which specializes in a environmental friendly lifestyle. I was actually contacted by the producer of the show G Word about my 100 Ways to Reduce Your Impact instructable. G-Word is a show that features "green" content from people like you and me. However, the producer decided to go with only video content, so my instructable was dropped. Anyway, if you want to find out what channel Planet Green is being featured on, visit http://planetgreen.channelfinder.net/, and just insert your zip code and cable provider.We can all learn something every day to reduce our impact, and save some money while we are at it.

Posted by Brennn10 9 years ago


Small led driver?

I need a chip that will be able to power  5 or more LEDs not past like 10 though cause it's not necessary channels of LEDs ,I want to be able to have each channel doing different patterns at the same time, blinking ,fading ,or just on.  (it doesn't matter how much MA the chip can handle as I will be using transistors to amplify the signal ,most likely) It needs to be able to fit in a 1/2 inch tube. I think this one will work but im not sure. http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/product.do?id=NCP1840 I think this will only work on printed PCBs if I can i'd rather have something i can wire up with ether perfboard or wires. 

Asked by the_burrito_master 6 years ago


I've got an IRQ problem, help please?

My DVD drive won't work due to an IRQ conflict, but I can't manually re-assign the IRQ. It's XP, and it occurred after replacing the mainboard. (The option is "grayed-out") L

Asked by lemonie 7 years ago


Instructables Chat Room! (IRC)

Did you know that instructables had an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) room? Well, now you do! And you have no excuse not to join it! So, come on in, join the chat room! Here is a (Outdated) guide to it! https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-the-Instructables-IRC-Chatroom-With-C/ Note: You can no longer connect to the Freenode server through mibbit, but you can get to it through: http://webchat.freenode.net/ In Nick you put the nick you want to be in (Preferably your instructables nick) In Channel you put #instructables and then you put in the captcha (Which always thinks I am a robot...) Come join us! We won't bite!  But be patient. It can often take a while for us to respond. Give us time. Come back. You will like it.

Posted by schumi23 5 years ago


Fully insulated channels?

I was looking to TENS units for experimentation and to try to rid myself of knee pain without meds. I was also looking into potentially building one due to the fact that i could probably do it cheaper depending on how i decide to do it. One of the TENS units i saw said that there was dual channels that were fully insulated, while another one i saw said duel channel but was not fully insulated. What does this fully insulated channel mean, and how would i do that in a DIY TENS unit?

Asked by pmk222 1 year ago


What's the difference between N-channel and P-channel?

I'm new to the world of electronics (though learning something new every day) and I've seen a lot of references to either N-channel transistors or field effect transistors, but I have been wondering what the difference is?  If someone could explain to me how the two are different in electrical characteristics, as well as in their applications, I would appreciate it immensely.

Asked by KentaGrace 7 years ago


Is there a free video manipulation application out there? Answered

I am planning on helping some friends out on a Youtube channel and require a video manipulation system to clean and excite the shows. I would like it to be free and capable, and would like it to be for the Mac, if possible.

Asked by Thergox 5 years ago


Is there a way to turn my Google account into a YouTube account without losing data?

I've had problems with making a YouTube channel for quite some time.  I watch, like, and subscribe with my Gmail account, But I want to start uploading videos, and commenting. When I open a real YouTube account, I start from scratch, meaning that I lose everything. I don't want this :( Is there any way to turn my existing Google account into a YouTube Channel, without losing all my data? Thanks,      Yonatan

Asked by Yonatan24 1 year ago


How do you use this relay module?

Has anyone used a 16 Channel 12V Relay Module Interface Board For Arduino PIC ARM DSP PLC? I want to use it to control some solenoids but I have no idea how to do so, I'm looking for a schematic and a code example. I'm a total programming noob. I want to connect it to an arduino duemilanove.     http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-16-Channel-12V-Relay-Module-Interface-Board-Arduino-PIC-ARM-DSP-PLC-/170745300786?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c1368732#ht_4131wt_1398

Asked by gradof6b 6 years ago


welcome to my new account!!!

Welcome to my new account!!! on this account there will be stuff that doesnt come under knex (if your looking for knex then go to slithien). im still doing knex but i normaly take breaks from it so i will be jumping around between the two accounts. this account will also have much more frequent posts because if i get bored of jokes i can do riddles or if i get bored of facts i can do somthing else. this channel will also have more contests but they wont be as big as my others. i will also star the impossible box who was created on my previous channel. thats all i have to say for this new account for now so im going to go post some of everything to start of this channel and then make o forum on my old account about this one. i will make a new profle picture for this account some time later. so of you go and explore a all new world of slithien!!!

Posted by slithien plus 7 years ago


Please help my YouTube channel!!!

WARNING : This thread could be considered "spam". I am trying to get more attention towards my videos. I'm back from a short break! Okay, so here's the thing, I've tried everything to try to get more video views. Facebook, spamming subscibers and random people on Youtube. I was hoping you guys could help me! And just so you know, this isn't the only reason I'm coming back First video of my with my new drumset:   This is my BEST drum solo video (with my old set) Enter Sandman drum cover with my old Set Obscure Alliance Drum Cover with my old set.

Posted by Flumpkins 8 years ago


Global Warming - Ruling on Documentary

UK Broadcasting watchdog OfCom has ruled that the Channel 4 documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle broke broadcasting rules by implying that GW was not due to human activity.The film's key contentions were that the increase in atmospheric temperatures observed since the 1970s was not primarily caused by emissions of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, and that the modern focus on climate change is based in politics rather than science. It is seen in some "climate sceptic" circles as a counter to Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth, and credited with influencing public perception of climate science. It has reportedly been sold to 21 countries and distributed on DVD. GW experts featured in the documentary complained that they were quoted out of context, had not been told of the aims of the programme makers, and some quotes attributed to experts were, allegedly, made up by the reporters."It's very disappointing that Ofcom hasn't come up with a stronger statement about being misled," said Sir John Houghton, a former head of the UK Met Office and chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientific assessment. "I know hundreds of people, literally hundreds, who were misled by it - they saw it, it was a well-produced programme and they imagined it had some truth behind it, so they were misled and it seems Ofcom didn't care about that," he told BBC News."The programme has been let off the hook on a highly questionable technicality," said Bob Ward, former head of media at the Royal Society, who played a prominent role in co-ordinating objections to the film. "The ruling noted that Channel 4 had admitted errors in the graphs and data used in the programme, yet decided that this did not cause harm or offence to the audience." Plaintiffs accused the programme of containing myriad factual inaccuracies, but Ofcom says it was "impractical and inappropriate for it to examine in detail all of the multifarious alleged examples... set out in the complaints." On another issue - whether contributors to the programme had been treated fairly - Ofcom mainly found against Channel 4 and the film's producer WagTV. Former UK chief scientific adviser Sir David King had been misquoted and had not been given a chance to put his case, the regulator said. Ofcom also found in favour of Carl Wunsch, an oceanographer interviewed for the programme, who said he had been invited to take part in a programme that would "discuss in a balanced way the complicated elements of understanding of climate change", but which turned out to be "an out-and-out propaganda piece, in which there is not even a gesture toward balance". The film alleged that the IPCC's scientific reports were driven by politics rather than science, and Ofcom ruled the organisation had not been given adequate time to respond. Full BBC article, plus links

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Connect ESCs with RC receiver?

I am trying to connect 4 ESCs with a FlySku 6 Channel Receiver. I managed to connect all four of them to the throttle channel and it works fine. However, is it possible to connect them to other channels wiht them being plugged in the throttle channel at the same time? I am making a quad-copter and I am not sure what channels to use? like I know that we need the throttle channel to change the throttle and the motor speed. but like to change the pitch, roll and yaw, we need the other channels too right? So can anyone please guide me through it? I am using a flycky CT6B transmitter and a 6 channel receiver.

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago


Pedal-powered airship gets half way...

A French amateur pilot's attempt to be the first to cross the channel on a pedal-propelled airship has failed.Stephane Rousson, 39, from Nice, took off from Hythe on the Kent coast at about 0800 BST and was half-way to the French coast by 1300 BST.But he was hampered by a change in the wind direction and called off the trip 11 miles from Wissant in France.Mr Rousson said: "I'm not disappointed. I feel happy because it had nothing to do with any technical failure."During the challenge, Mr Rousson was suspended underneath the balloon envelope in a carbon fibre gondola, powering the two propellers with his feet using a bicycle-like contraption. The most amusing thing about the whole trip is the safety system:Just in case Rousson found himself flying irretrievably high, he hung an open penknife from the gondola framework, with the intention of popping the balloon and heading for a splashdown.Sorry, that's the second most amusing thing. The most amusing thing is the pilot's childhood inspiration - ET.BBC article

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


would 4 speakers on two 2-channel amps require twice as much power as 2 speakers on one 2-channel amp?

Also how do i work out the recommended (capacity) volume of the enclosure for 2 or 4 speakers? would it being used outside require a larger enclosure than usual to adequately broadcast sound?

Posted by ambientvoid 1 year ago


If I channel the hot air from my CPU cooler directly to the outisde of my case: good or bad to the system cooling? Answered

I think that if the channeling is done with a porr thermal-conductive material (i.e. plastic), I can get the hot air out of the case whitout having it mixed with the cold air coming from the outside. Besides, the PSU would still have its cooler running, providing more cool air from the outside and (i hope) preventing the cpu cooler from being overcharged.

Asked by vinacarv 8 years ago


Garmin TMC (Traffic Message Channel) Module

Ok I'm looking into this and I am looking to see if anyone has ever built one before? if so can they provide detailed instructions for building one. and if not if anyone would be willing ot suggest ideas on how one might build one. from the parts required I am almost certain that one can build on from cheap parts and even salvaged from other electronics. from what I can tell to build one for much less than most to all the current companies that are trying to sell them for one would probably only need these parts. Fm decoder module obviously usb mini b male plug Antenna Cigarette lighter power adapter solder

Posted by Tom_Neverwinter 6 years ago


How to make laser-induced plasma? Answered

Hi, I was wondering how I could possibly make a small version of laser-induced plasma. I understand there would probably be high voltage as well as precise electronics required, but I'm quite confused by what I've found online. I would just like a simple explanation and/or a theory. Thanks! Cheers,    Laser

Asked by Laserbeamtoast 2 years ago


3ch rc ciruit board

I would like to build my own rc airplane. I already know how to build the fuselage and the wings. I also have the landing gear. I have a 27mhz rc circuit from an old rc car. The problem is the car was only a 2ch board. I need a 3ch transmitter and receiver. (Throttle, left/right, up/down). I'll be honest, I don't know much about circuit boards, but I can learn. Does anyone know how to make the circuit board for this, or where I can get a custom board made for me?

Posted by popit 7 years ago


YouTube channel.

Is there any Channels on YouTube.com, which is teaches something?

Posted by zaid 10 years ago


i blew a channel

I had a 2 channel mini amp and i blew one of the channels, that sucks, any help? im using it for camping an need some tunes, that would be kool. oh yeah, check out my bird, he's so kool.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


Weapon Masters - Discovery Channel uses Instructables

My Viking Catapult and Scissorman's Office Trebuchet have both been used as part of the Discovery Military Channel's website to accompany their Weapon Masters series.It's been edited, but it's still cool to see one of my projects deliberately selected to be featured on another site, rather than the usual blog-link.Direct link to page.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


My CS Clan Youtube Channel

I want to share my counter strike community main intro. Just only link if embeded code gives error Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuWdcpi-7Ts i like to use female models in my counter strike 1.6 server but Cristmass time and we have santa girl. other character, nemesis and so friendly :D anyway i know many people say negative comment but we are good people and why i dont know bad characters love more and be more popular. Creat a community hard thing also find real team members. My most popular server zombie but i like to play Gungame, almost i have all games but i play gungame. here my zombie sv. gametracker link: http://www.gametracker.com/server_info/94.23.207.43:27015 if you want to join My community just do simple goole and search "Rebel Uprising Clan"  half - life, cs:go, cs: source and counter strike 1.6 server all i have. comminty forum: http://forum.blonde-lovers.com  

Posted by gunzn 4 years ago


Hunting channel

I was just wondering if anyone else would like a hunting channel

Posted by TREX ZoaR0K 4 years ago