How to repair styrofoam frame?

Round mirror 24 inches with styrofoam frame in the shape of a ribbon. The top part of the styrafoam(bow) is broken about 8 inches. How can I fix it? Thank you, Ellie

Asked by 9 years ago


*** ~ THE METAL FRAME ON THE SIDE OF MY LAPTOP SNAPPED - can i glue or how to fix? ~?

Good links are good. Thanks. Or what are some good sites to ask for this kind of question?? *** ~ THE METAL FRAME ON THE SIDE OF MY LAPTOP SNAPPED - can i glue or how to fix? ~

Asked by tinkermadness 3 years ago


How do I extract all frames from a movie? Answered

 I'd like to find a free program (preferably with a Windows GUI) that can extract every frame (or every Nth frame) from a movie file and convert them into a series of  image files.

Asked by NobodyInParticular 8 years ago


Help! Need to make an **easy** picture frame...

Hey y'all! So I need a bit of help here. I just finished this puzzle and I want to frame it (something I've never done before). I've looked around here and there aren't any frames that would fit a 20.5 inch X 28.5 inch puzzle. I refuse to pay the outrageous costs of custom framing, so unless something magically pops up, I will be building a frame for it. Building frames, building anything for that matter, is not my fortay and I would appreciate any and all tips y'all can provide. Thanks!!

Posted by Stercus Fit 9 years ago


how to lenghten bicycle frame? Answered

The frame of my bike is too short for me so my back seriously hurts especially up slopes. is it because the frame is too short or the handlebar is too low? if i reposition the saddle backwards, the cycling is a bit better but not a lot. next idea is: i have is to buy longer stem 2nd idea is to buy saddle support (pipe) that is bended backwards.

Asked by Karletto555 8 years ago


I WONDER HOW TO BUILD A DIGITAL FRAME WITH A LCD MOINTOR AND A DIGITAL CAMERA

I WONDER HOW TO BUILD A DIGITAL FRAME WITH A LCD MOINTOR AND A DIGITAL CAMERA. i havee a lcd 15 inch. and nikon l14 digital camera i wont TO CONNCET BETWEEN THEM AND BUILD A DIGITAL FRAME. 1. MAY SOME ONE HAVE A CLUE HOW MAY I START? 2. HOW I GET THE camera map OR I DONT NEED IT? THNK U!

Posted by royswisa 9 years ago


how can a sandisk picture viewer be wired straight to the ribbon cable of an lcd screen for a picture frame?

I love the laptop picture frames but the pc's i have are real junk. the lcd's i have are good. so how can i connect a sandisk picture viewer to the ribbon cable of a 15" lcd.

Asked by eparker 8 years ago


is my desk frame strong enough?

Hey guys. i'm making a desk that's 90in x 30in x 30in.. i will be using a piece of MDF that's 94in x 30in x 3/4in. i plan on using 2 x 4's for  the back and right side of the frame and screwing them to the wall studs. the rest of the frame will be made with 2 x 2's. i plan on using the space mainly as a computer desk. fully loaded i'm estimating about maybe 100lbs on the desktop at one time. i attached some pictures of the my current plans for now as well as the sketchup file. so that you guys know what i'm talking about.. my question is.. do you guys think the frame is strong enough to hold the desktop and about 100lbs of random stuff. thanks in advance.

Posted by NodozFi2eak 4 years ago


Unsymmetrical Picture Frame

So I was given these really cool, very colorful tree bark paintings that I cannot wait to get up on the walls!  They have lots of funky neon colors and designs with edges that aren't even which gives them a lot of character!  The only thing though I don't want to put holes in them and stick them on the wall like that.  I bought a regular picture frame just to see how it would look.  Doesn't really work.  There's space between the edge of the picture and the picture frame and just takes away the natural feel to it.  I've been wanting to make picture frames out of sticks or something but just can't figure out how to make them "trap" the picture.  Not really looking to have glass in front of it either.  Any wear on them would just make them look more natural.  Maybe I should seal them so they don't fade if I don't want glass in front of it.... Hmm.... Anywho, if anyone has any suggestions, they are all greatly appreciated!  Thanks!

Posted by MosaicM0n5t3r 7 years ago


backlit picture frame

Hello all, so, i got these really cool batiks (paintings on silk), and i would like to make frames for them with light inside, cuz they look really cool when backlit. AND to avoid any cords hanging out of my beautiful pictures i'd like to make them battery operated with an on/off switch. so, has anybody done it before? or got any ideas how to approach this, and what materials to buy. needless to say, cheaper is better :) the pictures are 11x11 inches and they don't have to be bright, just slightly glowing, so i was thinking to use some LED's, or El-wire, and vellum or matt plexyglass to diffuse the light. any help apprecialted. thanks, -m.

Posted by masha444 10 years ago


Dimensioned drawing for three-hole mount on A-frame trailer hitch?

I am trying to find the technical specs for the mounting hole that a powered tongue jack goes through on a A-frame trailer hitch. There's a big hole in the center for the tongue jack post, and three bolt-hole in a triangle around it. But what are the hole diameters and positions? P.S. I've gone through an hour or so of Google searching, and called three different "manufacturers." There are lots of trailer plans on the Web, but they're for-sale.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Any ideas on how to make this giant photo frame?

Hi! I'm slightly obsessed with this giant photo frame (see attached). I'm pretty sure it's just a concept / one-off, and it's not something I'd be able to afford anyways, so I'm considering how to DIY it. I've got some good ideas for the outer frame rim, but I can't come up with a way to make the huge back plate and matt that would look nice and not be too heavy. For the backplate I could probably use posterboard or 3mm MDF, but I'm not sure of how to join two or more sheets together that won't significantly add to the weight. At this size there will also be some serious stability issues - it'll need some sort of cross bracing. For the matt, I think I could maybe just use nice cardboard and cut the picture holes by hand, carefully lining up adjacent sheets. Proper matt material I think would be way too expensive for something that size. Any ideas? Thanks Alex  

Posted by trialex 6 years ago


bedframe? Answered

I need a cheap easy bedframe to get my mattress off the floor. All suggestions appreciated. Cheap being the operative word.

Asked by lindyj 8 years ago



Picture Frame Mat DIY

I'm trying to frame a 6" square picture with a frame and mat. i cant find a nice frame or mat for a good price so I thought to glue a couple of sheets of cardstock together and cut out a custom mat shape. Do you guys think that will work? I'm at a loss for the frame. I haven't thought of how to make the frame but i know i want something simple and modern looking. Any ideas/help? Thanks!

Posted by nsdragons 6 years ago


How do I repair a rusty automobile frame? Answered

I have a 93 Pathfinder with a rusty frame, I just discovered that the rust has eaten a hole through the frame and I'd like to repair it.... how do I go about it??

Asked by shiatzu 8 years ago


how to make a costume frame? Answered

I'm making a Lady Gaga costume and it is wide below the waist. should i use chicken wire??? or what other things can i do. the dress keeps colapsing because the frame i have is too flimsy.

Asked by bear127 6 years ago


looking for universal frame website

I have been searching for several days trying to find a website. It is a framing system that is used for loft beds, pedal cars, and any number of things. I think it is a .org. It uses holes in square members and the way it is bolted together is very strong. Help!

Posted by sundy58 8 years ago


Digital Picture Frame from LCD Monitor

I am trying to explore the most cost effective and quality solution to my wish for a 22-26in Digital Picture Frame for 300 or less. This is something I would mount to my wall and hope to have no more than 1 wire dangling dwn from the frame (pwr supply). Do anyone have suggestion on how this would be easiest to accomplish? Suggestions? Thanks in advance, Sharon

Posted by photojunkie 10 years ago


Bent Bike Frame

Yeah, so, my brother bought a mid-80s Schwinn World Sport. It's a nice bike. I spent about 10 hours overhauling every piece of that bike. Unfortunately, when I got it all put back together and test rode it, the bike had a nasty pull to the right. Bent Frame. He didn't check that when he bought it (didn't know anything about it, I daresay).  Anybody know anything about repairing a bent frame? The frame's tubes don't seem to be damaged or crimped or dented.  I'm thinking of using a car jack and some straps to straighten it out. Any thoughts?

Posted by marcward86 6 years ago


electronic window frame

If anybody could help me out that would be great...  I saw plans for this a few years back but lost them. The idea is to use 4 laptop screens in a mock 4-pane window frame. There was a hard drive and power supply behind the frame that would put a picture up so you are looking at a different view everday like the Eiffel Tower, or Golden Gate Bridge, etc. Hang in an empty space on the wall and its like a fake window with a killer view!!! Sound like a potential favorite? 

Posted by kbowman 5 years ago


recycled green-glass frame for large mirror?

...I'm imagining four mitered panels, about 1/4" thick and 4" wide - but not tiles, actual long pieces of thick, wavy, green glass (or any color close to that). I would somehow attach these to an unframed ikea mirror I have, which is about 3x4 feet. HELP!! :)

Asked by 8 years ago



PVC pipe frame for a 3d printer Answered

Hello, I would like to know if anyone has any advise about building a 3d printer with 1/2 inch pvc piping. The pipe will be used for the rails, because they are cheaper than metal rods. I want to modify t connectors so that they are what slides along the pipe.The pipe will be parallel, and held together by right angle elbows. I will mount it on a flat board. Is there any problems I may encounter? Thanks for any help.

Asked by jbaker22 2 years ago


Making a digital picture frame without a working motherboard :-(

So...my iBook G4 died a couple of months ago. At first, We Fix Macs thought it was a (known) logic board problem, but it turns out the motherboard is dead. I've recovered my hard drive, and have the carcass at home. Everything works fine except that it won't boot, or won't stay running once booted.Is there a reasonably inexpensive way to hook up an image player (like an MP3 or other thumb-drive type of thing) directly to an LCD display? Most of the digital photo-frame projects involve restructuring the components of a functioning laptop.I'm not about to try to get this done in time for Christmas, but for my wife's birthday (March) it'd be kind of cool.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


What polymer is used for this frame? Answered

I've seen a photo of these frames on a social network and i was wondering... Which polymer is used for these frames? Do you see this trasparent thing that hold the stickboy or the squares of the card or the inside of the egg? like something that is popping out of the frame... i was thinking... i can put this frame orizontall... then i can put a surface of this polymer on it and i put inside of it an object... this will be taked down by the gravity and at a certain point it will stop by the flexibility limit of the polymer... and when the polymer is dry i can move it without particular problems... i think this may be a good way to recreate this frames... but i don't know which polymer they used for these ones.

Asked by FenriX 5 years ago


Need Ideas

This is the first place that popped into my mind when I decided I needed a new idea. I am in a Photography class at my high school and I need help getting some ideas thrown at me. And no, this wouldn't be cheating since I'm not taking your ideas directly. I just think better when there are different ideas flying around. Basically the assignment is to shoot a frame within a frame photograph. Meaning the subject in the picture is framed by something. It doesn't have to be a literal frame, like something out of wood or steel. For example, the subject's face can be framed by their arms and hands. A couple things to keep in mind is no animals, no artwork (as in preexisting), and of course nothing that would be distasteful in a school setting.

Posted by echelon3 10 years ago


Is an IKEA pine bed frame safe enough for the environment and durable enough to re-purpose into a raised plant bed?

I've had this bed frame from IKEA for 6 years now. Its almost entirely cheap pine, and I won't be needing it as a bed anymore. I do need a raised bed for plants outside and was wondering if this would safe enough for the environment and also be durable enough for the elements?

Asked by rwseven80 7 years ago


How to build an "endoskeleton" frame for a lifesize figure (without mannequins)

Anyone have any ideas or know-how on how to build a frame/skeleton for a lifesize body? I'm looking to build some lifesize human replicas, and would even like to articulate some of the major joints, like waist (rotation) and shoulders. And preferably without having to buy a mannequin, as the darned things are pretty expensive! (and probably wouldn't adhere well to an articulation implementation).

Posted by coldblackice 6 years ago


what size frame is this bicycle? Answered

right so im looking into getting a springer fork for my bike. i found this one in the dumpster back in september and fixed it up it was fitly but not broken. anyways i measured from the bottom bracket to the top of the seat post and its about 17 inches, the wheels are 26" i think. the tires are defnitly 26 " but the rim might be -1 or 2 inches.  anyways if anyone can please tell me how to get the frame size so i can buy accessories i would appreciate

Asked by unaffiliatedperson 7 years ago


Standard picture frame that plays a short piece of recorded music

I'm looking to attach some sort of audio playback device to the backside of a standard wall-hanging picture frame. I have the audio as a 30-second MP3 file and ideally someone would be able to walk up to the frame and push a button / flip a switch and the audio would play once through some sort of speaker - quality doesn't have to be great. Pushing the button again would make it play again. I've never built anything like this before and I'm not really sure where to start. My first guess was maybe to take apart a music greeting card, but there's no button to play with that. Anyone have any ideas of what I could do? Thanks.

Asked by schwars1 6 years ago


I need instructions on building a led backlit picture frame from the start without using a laptop screen?

I enjoyed the instructions on building a led picture frame using a laptop screen, but I need to build one from the very beginning including the box, led light system and screen. Thank you very much for your help.

Asked by Gordon Hankins 8 years ago


How would I go about making a hanging light box frame?

I would like to make one from recycled or inexpensive materials.  It will be to frame an x-ray of a *very* broken hand!  I don't live near a big city so I generally find items at my local Salvation Army or Habitat recycle centre.  I'd like to make this a gift for the holidays, any suggestions would be grrrreat! Thanx ; )

Asked by BlueHazel 8 years ago


How do I remove rust from threaded hitch holes in a box frame? Answered

I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty and the correct hitch and mounting hardware (bolts and washers).  Unfortunately, the holes in the frame are very rusted from the 8 years of driving without a hitch.  I can't even get the bolts to seat properly.  I checked and made sure that they are the right bolts for the vehicle.  I tried a thread cleaner kit from a local garage but wasn't able to make any progress.  Soaked the holes with WD-40 but still no luck.  I can't put a nut and washer on the other side because it's a box frame.  I'm debating using a brass bristle brush on a drill to try to clean it out but that could ruin the threads.  Any ideas?

Asked by connoljj 8 years ago


building a picture frame?

Have an older Toshiba 2595 lap top (don't even remember how I acquired it, blame that one on the “Old Timers Disease” that I have). I am going to build a Digital Picture Frame from it. When I acquired it there was no battery or power supply with it. While doing some repair work on a similar computer for a friend, I did power it up with his battery and installed Windows 98 SE on the hard drive, so I know the unit works. The HD is only a 6 Gig, but is big enough to hold a couple of hundred pictures and the software program “Slideshow” to rotate them. What I need to know is, will this work on the power supply only. Do I need to do anything with the battery connections? There are 10 pins where the battery went into the computer and I don’t have any idea of which ones did what. Does anyone know what rating of power supply is required for this unit. Could I use a generic power supply instead of having to purchase the exact one for this unit? Of course you know there will be another upcoming “instructable” of how to build a Digital Picture Frame. I will try and make mine a bit more entertaining and perhaps include some new idea about how to do this type of thing.   Thanks Larystoy

Asked by larystoy 8 years ago


Help? Chunk glass hanging lamp how-tos

Hiya, I'm a noob. I love the look of chunk glass lamps, and like hanging swag / pendant lamps, but the real thing is ridiculously expensive. So, I'd like to make one. The wiring is reasonably straightforward, any one of the kit things would work fine. Where I'm running into trouble is how to put it together. I know it's going to be heavy, which is ok; Elephant hooks from Amazon claim they can support a hundred pounds if put into a rafter.  What I'm looking for is how to make the thing to attach the glass to. A lot of the existing ones (If you search google for 'chunk glass lamp' you'll find what I'm interested in) use either molded lead or mortar. I'm kind of looking for a slightly lighter weight solution; I'd rather the weight be pretty rather than structural.  An idea I originally had was something like a 3d printed frame, maybe in sections that can snap together with a network of supports to glue the glass to, to allow a thin smear of mortar or clay or something to cover it, so the light only comes through the glass.  I know many of the original ones from the 60s and 70s were lucite vs glass, Big hunks of glass seem relatively easy to find, big hunks of plastic not so much. If anyone has a good source for either or both, I'd love to hear.  Be gentle, it's my first time here. :)  (Tried to attach a file, but I'm at work, and it looks like the network is nuking it. Just search google for 'chunk glass lamp' and you'll find dozens.)

Posted by StarChaser_Tyger 1 year ago


Top Digital Picture Frame Instructables

Digital picture frames can make a great gift for anyone, and here on Instructables we have a whole range of DIY digital picture frame projects. Check out this list of some of our favorite digital picture frames that you can create for a fraction of the cost of buying something similar at a store. Cheap 'n Easy Digital Picture Frame The name says it all: joedog86's original frame can be made by anyone and is not too expensive. &nbsp DIgital Picture Frame Number Two The follow-up to the Cheap 'n Easy frame shows a different way to make another simple and economical picture frame. Glass-Mounted Digital Picture Frame For the geek that loves to see circuitry, this digital picture frame places the screen between two sheets of Plexiglas so that you can see some of the internal workings of your frame. Hanging Laptop Digital Painting Matte and frame a laptop screen to turn it into a classy photo frame. Yet Another Digital Picture Frame Another approach to making a digital picture frame results in a high-quality final product. Dell Laptop Digital Photo Frame Instead of tossing out your old Dell laptop, turn it into an aesthetically pleasing and highly functional digital picture frame. 3D Digital Picture Viewer A twist on the classic digital photo frame: building JayDub's DigiStereopticon to view digital photos in 3D. If you want to look at more options, you can check out a previous compilation, the Digital Picture Frame How-To Building Guide or the Instructables group for digital picture frames.There's always room for more. Keep the digital photo frame Instructables coming!

Posted by joshf 9 years ago


How can I make a wire frame paper lantern?

Does any one know how to make a lantern with a wire frame. Additionally does any one know how to stretch the paper over a complex frame?

Asked by puregoldner 7 years ago


Digital Picture Frame How-to Building Guide

Digital picture frames are a really popular gift project here on Instructables, and lots of people are searching for digital picture frame how-to's. So, here's a guide to some of the best digital picture frames we have:Cheap 'n Easy Digital Picture FrameTotal cost was under $100, and could be substantially less if you're savvy.Digital Picture Frame Numero Dos!I made this as a wedding present for a very good friend of mine, and I think it turned out very well. Granted the cost of digital picture frames have come down significantly in the past year alone, but that wouldn't be handmade, customized, or particularly interesting to read on Instructables.com, now would it?Hanging Laptop Digital PaintingTake your old laptop, matte it, frame it, and convert it into a hanging framed digital lcd screen to do with as you like.YET! Another Digital Picture FrameAll Picture frames i have seen are nice, but I wanted something else: A really nice frame (custom made and that's ain't cheap), a nice size (14.1") and with some "extras" (wi-fi, bluetooth, etc). This is a brief description how to disassemble a notebook and assemble a nice digital frame.DIY Digital Picture Frame (the easy-lazy way)Inspired by the "12 dollar digital picture frame" on makezine.com, I bough the Jukebox from Ebay and the connectivity kit from K-Mart. At a garage sale, I found just the type of frame I needed: one that would fit the Jukebox and the SD card INSIDE it.Find more digital picture frames using the digital picture frame keyword.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Is there a way to connect a digital picture frame to a computer in order to display information? Answered

I've seen little monitors that can display weather RSS and other random info, and i just thought using a digital picture frame would be a good substitute instead of an expensive little screen.  I'm just stuck on how I would connect the frame to the computer.  any ideas welcome lol

Asked by cyranohadden 8 years ago


laptop screen becomes digital picture frame

I am wondering about the possibility of turning the screen of an unused laptop (or another flat screen monitor) into a digital picture frame. I don't have a background in electronics but am pretty good with directions. Audio would be a nice bonus, but is not a necessity.   Thanks, everyone!!!

Posted by Purple Chez 1 year ago


What type/shape of metal ( i.e. tubular aluminum) should I use for a robot frame? Answered

I am building a robot. It will be about 1.5 meters long, about 30 centimeters high, about 40 centimeters wide ( all dimensions excluding wheels, tracks, etc.). It's body will be a metal frame with an outer fiberglass shell. The frame needs to be strong, lightweight, and rugged. It would also be nice if the frame could be welded with a homade stick welder, but that isn't a primary concern. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by mad magoo 8 years ago


6MM Wood for 3D printer Frame?

Hey everyone.  I have a laser cutter.  I want to use it to build a frame for the Prusa i3 3D printer.  However, I was looking on the wiki it says that the wood (or acrylic) needs to be 6MM in depth.  Does anyone know where I can buy a full sheet (meaning 4'x8') of 6MM plywood? Has anyone done this before?

Asked by evo_the_engi 2 years ago


Old Laptop----> Digital Photo Frame

This is an idea for a craft project: I'd like to have a digital photo frame, but I just can't bring myself to pay $200 for one. Now, I've got an old laptop sitting around the house that is slower than frozen mollasses, but has a nice big LCD screen goin' for it. It could definitely handle a photo slideshow. It's just a question of changing the laptop physically so it will hang on the wall and look nice-- remove all the unecessary stuff and strap what you still need to the back of the LCD and voila! I've had this idea for a while now, but there's no way in heck I have enough technical expertise to pull it off. So, I'm puttin' it out there to all you people who are smarter than me. One of yall is bound to be smart enough to pull it off. And then the rest of us will follow in your footsteps-- stand on your shoulders as it were-- and turn our old, crappy, laptops into nifty new peices of gadgety wall art.

Posted by Ke11iente 10 years ago


Is there away to fill in these huge gaps in this wood frame?

I have this mirror that I like but it came with these huge overly sized lamps attached to it which I didn't particularly like and removed, which has left it with two large gaps in the frame. Is there a way to fill in these holes where I could possibly just paint over it so everything looks even or some sort of creative way to fill them in? here is what it looks like. front http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1239.jpg?t=1275868085 close up of gap http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1241.jpg?t=1275868112 back http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1242.jpg?t=1275868112

Posted by meghan20089 7 years ago


recording photo frame mod to mini amp/speakers

I bought a little recording photo frame at Walmart tonight for $2.88. Sadly someone had been testing it and the batteries are dead, so I can't check the volume til I can get new ones. What I'm wondering is whether anyone had altered one of these or something similar to make it mini amp w/speaker. I'm wanting to install something like this in some small stringed instruments(dulcimers) I'm making that don;t have much volume on their own. I've looked at all the altoid ideas and mini amps and mini speakers, but didn't see anything that would do what I need. Most were just for ipods. I did see one that used a spy ear and that's what gave me the idea for this. I have one of the cheap little clear plastic spy ears somewhere, but couldn't find it tonight I would be ok for picking up the sound, but I don;t think mounting the earphones on the instrument would give enough sound. The soundbox on my larger. dulcimers did ampllfy some earphones I got at Dollar Tree, but not much. I would add pics of the circuit board of this recorder, but my camera is dead. I would really appreciate any help with this. I need to keep the cost down as much as possible in order to keep the dulcimers affordable. The ones I am making are more a novelty item, so I can't price them too high.

Posted by dulciquilt 9 years ago


Recycling an old Coleman Cot?

I have a cot that i've used probably way too much... it's not the traditional kind of cot because it has springs, so the springs have been unwinding and consequently sagging, while the fabric is tearing in the midde.... so i'm going to need to either throw it away or find some way to reuse it. Any ideas? The aluminum is hollow, but sturdy...

Posted by thinkling 9 years ago