I want thick cookies not flat, like they get deflated when cooled. HELP! HELP!

Why do my cookies always flatten out.?  I've done everything from room temp butter,room temp eggs.  left batter in ref. over night.  beat with  my kitchen aid and also by hand.   I've used real butter, margarine and butter flavored Crisco.  My sisters have watch me and said I do everything they do and can't figure it out.  I want thick cookies not flat.

Asked by bortolus 7 years ago


i need post cards for my sons 3rd grade project on geography citys & states in the USA learning through postcards .

Through the flat stanley they ask for postcards from different citys states and there local history of places building mountains lakes rivers places of geographical significance .. thank you for reading my post and email me if you need more information on where to send them if you can.

Asked by martha in hemet 7 years ago


need help welding

I have a 1970 HT panelvan which i am restoring. I have replaced a floor panel but i cannot get the main undersuport panel to take to the new floor panel i have cleaned thw paint off the area need and clamped it tight. I drilled holes throught the support panel and gave plenty of weld but it did not take in any area why is this happening can anyone help

Posted by wayneavery 10 years ago


how should I go about filling in this mask so its smooth & flat ?

I've been working on this for a week and even thought its creepy enough already i just want to fill it in and make it smooth, flat, even, etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. 

Posted by cbenda 5 years ago


Does anyone know hows to repair a thin cable?

Hi, I have worked on an old version of robot Nao, and recently discovered that a thin cable (see picture) from its shoulder is broken, the thin cable is very tiny, slim and can be quite fragile. I understand that I have to send it back to Aldebaran to repair, but it really costs a lot and it takes time too. Can I ask if there is anyone out there who is specialized in repairing this kind of cable? I appreciate much of your help. Thanks a zillion!!

Asked by cassandraanabellum 6 years ago



New flat flexible speakers

A new kind of speaker has been designed by engineers at the University of Warwick - a flat one!From http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/new_flat_flexible:"A groundbreaking new loudspeaker, less than 0.25mm thick, has been developed by University of Warwick engineers, it's flat, flexible, could be hung on a wall like a picture, and its particular method of sound generation could make public announcements in places like passenger terminals clearer, crisper, and easier to hear."Projected uses include applications in advertising, automotive, and public address systems. Link

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


What's the difference between these two....?

What's the difference betwen these teo types of LED christmas lights? What effect would the "flat head" versus the "dome" head have?

Posted by mrshow555 10 years ago


Sanding small flat surfaces so they stay flat

Hi, I'm trying to sand fairly small wooden objects that are about 1/2"x1" and sometimes a little larger. I often find that one side is thicker than the other or the corners are no longer perpendicular. I am trying various techniques, like taking a chunk of 2x4 and wrapping it sandpaper and then vice it to my workbench. Then I rub the object against the paper block. That is getting better results.  I've read that some people use spray-on adhesive to secure sheets of sandpaper to a granite top and that it is supposed to work well. There are a few instructables that explicitly talk about sanding and I've read many of them. They advocate a bunch of techniques. I'm wondering what other folks have had success with. Thanks, Andy

Posted by AndyWilson 3 years ago


What is the best use for flat foam containers that meat comes on?

I am always baffled about what to do with them and I collect them and have used them for painting, bead holders, to cut little people out of and to make funky beads but I wonder what others out there do with them. Please don't tell me you throw them away without reusing them.

Asked by javamomba 9 years ago


Cannot download Instructable

Just a note to let you know that the following instructable is not downloading: https://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Bracelets-Flat-Braid/ I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know when it's up and running. Thanks so much.

Posted by Cat00x 2 years ago


Sensor to measure weight.

Hi everyone, I am stuck. I am trying to find a method or sensor to do what I want. Basically, I am trying to make a cheap flat weigh scale- light weight , flexible and portable (carried in a brief case or lap top case); thinner than using load cell sensors. I was hoping for a flat compression fabric , foam or piezo resistive pressure sensor, but have not found what I was looking for. It needs to be able to measure 50 to 250 lbs & fit on a counter. Does something like this even exist? Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thank you Appl314  

Asked by appl314 6 years ago


Vizio 42" e422vle no picture but does have sound?

My 42" Vizio E422VLE lost it's picture but still has sound. After looking around the internet it seemed like the back light inverter was the problem, I replaced the inverter but this did not solve the problem. Still no picture but has sound. the remote stopped working. There are also faint black vertical lines. I can barley make them out. Anyone have any suggestions?

Asked by RobertC20 3 years ago


flat wheel barrow ? Answered

 Our "contractor" wheel barrow with inflatable tires commonly picks-up nails and goes flat. The semi hard sponge rubber replacement seems expensive and I have been wondering what might be homebuilt design. Latex caulk is cheap but don't think it would dry if trapped in a tire. Super ball material or similar would seem to be valuable.  

Asked by nowj 8 years ago


printer pcb

I have a couple of laser printers i no longer use is it possible to convert them to print directly onto a flat surface like a pcb and skip the whole iron transfer process that never works right?

Posted by pattyshaw 6 years ago


DIY DISASTER?

 Im interested in peoples feedback towards current flat-pack furniture or D.I.Y products. Problems and annoyances with current methods of putting together these products, problems with materials and fixings used etc. Any problems regarding requiring tools that aren't provided or instructions being awful? On the other hand, has anybody had a great experience putting together anything flatpack or D.IY? (Eg: bookshelves, bedside tables, stools, BBQs, anything requiring assembly really)? Any insight would be great!

Posted by mustcreate 8 years ago


Would a Flat-Screen or a Big Chunky TV work best with the Nintendo Wii? Answered

 If we keep our Big Chunky, we lose space. If we get a Flat Screen, do we lose quality or anything else? I have heard somewhere before that Flat Screens don't work very well with the Wii ? 

Asked by NerdSquad 8 years ago


UPDATED: Today I was totally GROSSED OUT....Plus pics, and progress !

The landlord came today to "fix the walls" again, like he did a few months ago, and again 3 days ago....but his helper told him this wasn't working...so they started tearing the Bathroom and Bedroom wall (the adjoining wall) down.  The portion towards the outside wall of the building.....they found a pipe that was leaking....a big 9 or 10 inch iron pipe......guess what?   That is the drain from upstairs for the bathroom sink, the bath tub, and the TOILET.   For over 6 months now, we have had our bedroom wall deteriorating and being soaked by SEWAGE.... The helper told me in confidence that we are not the only ones he does this too.....grrrrrrrr. Pictures have been updated with ones I took...      

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


Help wiring a laptop's LCD display?

Greetings all! I had the pleasure of demo-ing an HP Pavilion laptop computer for any and all scrappable parts today.  Fun enough in itself, but now come the real questions that I don't have the answers to.  What to do with many of the working pieces.  The LCD display, in particular.  Some information that may be useful here: HP Pavilion dv6227d Entertainment Notebook PC There are many tags on the display itself, but I think this is the manufacturer: AU Optronics B154EW04 V.2 I'm curious if anyone has done any projects involving displays such as this, and if so, what the application was, how it was wired, etc.  It's so light and thin, I'd just hate to see this thing go to waste or end up sitting in my parts bin.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Happy Holidays, ghost

Posted by huck alexander 7 years ago


Time & space: A dimensional discussion

Would anyone care to discuss the forth dimension of space? I have included a little Paint drawing I made. The "box" drawn as we would see a 3-D glass blox. and a 2-D world of Flatland. In this world, we demonstrate that the inability to turn their heads (left or right) prevents them from seeing the 3rd dimension directly, but that a shadow cast by the dimension, would be seen, either on the box itself or on the ground. A number of illustrations of how we might see a four dimensional cube are included. The last one is how it might appear if it was unfolded from itself. If this is indicative of reality, what conclusions might we draw from this?

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


What's the closest thing to these folding binoculars? Answered

 I was watching Fringe, and a guy had this cool pair of binoculars that folded almost flat. It's obviously a prop, but what's the closest thing to these rectangular, flat-folding binoculars?

Asked by noahh 8 years ago


looking for a special type of screw with an hole at the bottom for a pin to lock the screw. Answered

What is the name for that screw? and where can i get it? i what to lock the screw that it won't turn. 

Asked by ComixDude 7 years ago


What do these symbols mean on the music staff? Answered

I am wondering what the five flat signs mean, I think it means b-flat minor, but i don't know what to do. Gratias agimus tibi, josh1324

Asked by josh1324 6 years ago


A small house on a roof?

Hiya all! I sometimes go to my grandmother's house, and there is an abandoned Karate club or something near it. Recently, I got bored so I went outside. I circled around that building a couple of times, and I noticed that I can climb to it's roof! It's not too high, about only 5 meters or so. The roof is awesome! It's flat, and then I came up with an awesome idea - how about building a small house there? Just for the fun of it, it could be an awesome place to come with friends. I need the floor to be at least 2x2 meters, height 1.5-2 meters. I need the house to be made of cheap and available materials. Got any ideas?

Asked by netbus 7 years ago


Adding backlighting to an Ultraflat Logitech Keyboard.? Answered

I would like to add backlighting to my Ultraflat Logitech Keyboard but don't know how to do this properly, any help will be appreciated. Additional Details: USB powered, Author doesn't properly understand circuit diagrams.

Asked by imnotarealaccount 9 years ago


THREE-DEE VIDEO from multiple lcd panels.

This morning I was watching television and thought to myself, "Wouldn't Good Morning America be so much interesting in three dimensions? This got me thinking, and I came to this idea: what would happen if you dissected a bunch of lcd monitors, removed the backlights, and stacked them. Then, you plug all of the screens into a processor that generates an image for each screen, and have a powerful backlight to illuminate these screens. I know that it is quite a stretch, but if one could work around issues such as the amount of heat produced and the cost of production, I think this could work. I think the best bet for input would be using RGB or CKMY on multiple panels, but I am not an expert in optics or any of that. So basically, this is an outline of what would need to happen, as far as I can tell: 1. A group of LCD panels that, when in a cascade formation and are fed sufficient data, produce a three-dimensional image 2. A bright backlight that is capable of illuminating said LCD group 3. A video processor capable of sending multiple signals to the screens that would produce a three dimensional image (as stated in point 1) 4. A cooling system to maintain component functionality 5. A benefactor or deep pockets 6. Lots of spare time If you have any ideas, please add them, I'd love to hear from the Instructables community.

Posted by student.mckinney 8 years ago


CD stepper motor controlled by PC?

Hello, Is it possible to control a bi-polar stepper motor from a CD reader/writer with the original print board? (so without adding any other IC's), and also with the original flat-cable? I would like to create an XY positioning table with 2 of these stepper motors. I don't understand much about data transfer trough a serial port, so I would like to keep using the original wiring (flat cable) that goes to the motherboard of my PC. Does there also exist software to program a pattern (for drawing an image on the XY table) that sends signals directly to the stepper motor? (trough the flat-cable) ? Thanks in advance, Electorials

Asked by DELETED_Electorials 6 years ago


adding flat screen to propeller

I want to build a propeller mini and attach it to a SMALL flat screen and do a permanent and dedicated home security. Is there a way to do that? thanks everybody especially you geeks.

Posted by zhotrum 5 years ago



which absorbs heat better,gloss black or flat black?

Heat absorbtion-gloss black or flat black-which is better?

Asked by bwesner 8 years ago



which absorbs more heat, flat black or high gloss black?

Does flat black or high gloss black absorb more heat from the sun?

Asked by gdv1939 8 years ago


where can I get flat bands for my catapult???

I am making a catapult and I want to know where to get flat bands for it. They need to be medium power and cheep. please help meeeeeeeeee???????????? :2(

Asked by henster22 7 years ago


How to get text on flat base? Answered

Am new and trying to make a number plate. Help please

Asked by NatalieM77 1 year ago



3D of flat model? Answered

I would like to have a 3D image of a military badge, I have the badge, 4" by 6" by .25 thick, so it is flat. will this process still work, should my camera be on an angle ? or 90 deg. ? direct above ?

Asked by david519 1 year ago


I have a Sargent 5131 mortis lock and the flat spring has broken. Is there somewhere i can get one?

The lock has a flat spring, not like the round type springs, and this flat spring keeps tension on the latch to keep it out.  The spring broke and is there a place where I could get another.  Thanks

Asked by browne 6 years ago



Where can I find four 50 pound lift or higher magnets that's round and flat? Answered

They need to be flat and not too thick and I would prefer in a circle shape but square will also do. They have to be at least 50 pounds of lift. Price doesn't matter but I would prefer each one is at most $20.

Asked by fireblast_1212 9 years ago



Shading for a flat surface. ? Answered

At the end of lesson two, you have a sketch of a cube with rounded corners. I guess the edges should be drawn before the shading is added. To what extent should a flat side be shaded darker or lighter than the edges? What if the edges of the cube are rounded?

Asked by parkerhugh 1 year ago


Any ideas on converting SUV rear area so it's flat - possibly hinged ?

I am looking at a Toyota SUV. The problem is that I want to put dogs & crates in the back but the rear seats do not fold down flat!

Asked by 9 years ago


How is bamboo turned into boards and other "flat" products?

I am curious about the process used to turn bamboo stalks into flat boards (such as bamboo flooring and cutting boards). What is the process, how difficult is it to do on your own?

Asked by action_owl 4 years ago


How to make a blanket out of flat sheets.?

I have made a queen size blanket out of flat sheets and used a flannel blanket for the inside. It is very heavy. I am wanting to make a twin size but not with the flannel blanket. What suggestions do you have?

Asked by 8 years ago


android tablet battery going flat while turned off ? Answered

Basically what the question says. i have one of these kogan agora 10" 16gb and the battery keeps going flat while it's turned off (not in sleep mode)

Asked by furby 5 years ago



I would like to make a whistle into flat plastic sheet.Any experience ? Please let me know !?

What's important to gey a loud shrill noise ?

Asked by 8 years ago


Sanding by hand? Answered

As I'm just starting, and won't spend much money as of now, any tips on using sandpaper manually (how to hold, keep entire surface flat, keep sandpaper flat, etc)?

Asked by AlfredoJ 9 months ago


Uneven model base? Answered

Hi what if the bottom of your model is not flat by design, ie I've made a bangle and it's shape is not flat, so how do you attach it to the mold board?

Asked by realaustralianworks 8 months ago