Office siege weopons? Answered

I need to build an office siege weopon that launches a ball 21 feet! It needs to be smaller than 8x4. PLEASE HELP!!

Asked by Goalie1 7 years ago


new microsoft office panel !

School installed office 2007 with the new panels i really like it ! i want the same thng on my linux boxes at home ! are there any applications like power point and word which are for linux and free and with panels as in microsoft office ?

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


I BEELEV U HAS MAH STAHPLAR

Lolcat picture I found while crusing teh intarwebs. If you havn't seen the movie "Office Space", you won't get the joke, mm'kay?

Posted by thefonz101 9 years ago


Can you have windows vista downgraded to xp? Answered

My grandpa doesnt like windows vista more spacificly office 2007. He would like to have 97 on xp. Can he take it in to bestbuy or somewhere like that? If he cant could he install 97 on vista?

Asked by TOCO 8 years ago



Where can I find the metal fittings of the Twin Carbo System well of the Mozilla Factory?

This office is constructed by using common products such as corner modules or plastic pallets, exploring the concept of “Open Source Furniture.” http://nosigner.com/case/mozilla-factory/ ... and I'm searching for the metal fittings of the Twin Carbo System: blob:http://nosigner.com/1305e817-a31d-47fc-bf03-1dbc68b679fd Can I buy it somewhere?

Asked by bmeunier 2 years ago


where can i get a bic mechanical pen ? Answered

I live in england , surrey , so i cant go to walmart or staples ;)

Asked by iibowdown!! 5 years ago


homemade paperweight

I'd like to make a paperweight from things I have around the house. I don't possess great creativity so I'm having trouble finding things that are both heavy and small around the house. Any suggestions?

Posted by aprilsflower1958 6 years ago


Can someone build a handheld label applicator (specifically for barcodes) and post a "How To" instructable.

There are only a few companies that make handheld label applicators and they seem to be of similar design and quite expensive. I'd like to know if there is a creative individual out there capable of making a simple DIY version that the "average" person could build on their own. This applicator would be used for applying labels, such as barcodes, to products. Labels typically come in large rolls that vary in width from 1 -  4" in width.  Thank You

Asked by scheetham321 9 months ago


Going postal!

We had a parcel delivered today (somebody has been buying shoes again).  When I opened the door to the courier, he handed me the gadget to sign for the parcel, glanced up, and said Oh! Instructables! I was, of course, wearing my robot t-shirt. He was busy, so our chat was necessarily brief, but he admitted to being a member, but using the site as more of a spectator sport than a resource.  In his words; "My god, what have they built now??" It is quite peculiar to find the places where I find fans of the site, and where I don't.  I have been a supply teacher for the last couple of years, and I reckon I've met a couple of thousand high school kids in that time.  I typically wear a Robot pin badge, and occasionally it gets recognised by kids.  They've typically been using the site as a resource for their own hobbies, mainly in three areas - making knives, building K'NEX guns or cosplay costumes. In that same time, I've met dozens of teachers of the kinds I would expect to be big fans of Instructables - DT ("shop") and Science teachers, but only one Science teacher (if he's reading this, hello Cliff!) had heard of the site (he used it to build a set of video game cabinets), and none of the DT teachers had (a situation I quickly fixed). That's it really, just making a couple of observations, unless you'd like to mention the oddest time you encountered an instructabler or instructables reference? Oh, and I forgot to ask the courier what his user name is, so, if you delivered a pair of shoes to a chap in a navy Robot t-shirt, please let me know.

Posted by Kiteman 3 years ago


favorite office weapon

What is your favorite office weapon

Posted by EPL 9 years ago


Eric's Awesome Office

Thanks to the Robot Art Contest Winners my previously boring office is now awesome! Everyone who comes in is literally taken aback at all the robots, each of them ready to back me up in any tough decisions. Check it out! Come visit, and bring more art!

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Freeware Office for Macs?

We just got a iMac 20" with 2.6GHZ processor. It's an awesome machine, but it doesn't have any office software. I downloaded and tried Open Office, but to no avail, it isn't seem to like it (even the Mac version). I also tried installing Abiword(.exe) but it didn't open it correctly (kept trying to open it in text edit). Any help? I need to get at least some office software going before I'm gone, a relation of mine is in need of it for college... Thanks! A Person Completely New To Macs RocketScientist2015

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago


what about this group?

Why doesn't this group, the office ninjas, have any instructables except mine. the author hasnt even posted any! come on guys!

Posted by EPL 9 years ago


How can a terrarium be air tight? Answered

The office where I work has a no plant policy; they're afraid the water will spill and ruin the furniture and carpet. However, I think I can get away with a terrarium. However, I'm am wondering how plants can live in an air tight environment. Eventually won't the plants convert all the carbon into oxygen and suffocate?

Asked by NunchakuMan 6 years ago


what should i do with a old briefcase?

 what should i do with a old briefcase i dont have access  to many thing

Asked by allenmt 8 years ago


Clever, inexpensive shelves and storage built under attic sloping roofs?

I have my office in an attic, with long sloping ceilings. The space under the slope is wasted, and ends up being a catch-all for junk. I'd like a clever and inexpensive way to built custom shelves that make the best use of the triangular space (drawers on the bottom that use the full length to the edge, for tripods, boompoles, etc.) I'd love something that includes a concealed pegboard for cables. It could be a mixture of cupboards, and drawers and recessed spaces. Does anyone have a good solution or IKEA hack idea? Thank you!

Asked by 9 years ago


Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2

Toy inventor John Austin released Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2 (Chicago Review Press) this past October. This awesome sequel to the Mini Weapons series includes over 30 new mini weapons with which to terrorize your office with. Here's an excerpt from the press release: "All the projects in Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2 are built from inexpensive, commonly kept items: binder clips, playing cards, rubber bands, markers, clothespins and discarded packaging materials. The projects - modeled after real-life gadgetry - range from "sidearms" and "weapons in disguise" to "villain mini weapons" and "surveillance and intel" and cost mere pennies to assemble. This easy-to-follow primer also features plans to construct periscopes, bionic ears, grappling hooks and code wheels. plus, each project includes a supply and tool list, italicized safety tips and step-by-step instructions supplemented by clearly marked, illustrative diagrams" I managed to get my hands on a copy and made the Grappling Hook Gun; the project was easy to follow and my project came together in under 30 minutes (including the time it took to snap a few pictures). My grappling hook went about 20 feet and I'm sure it could travel further with a few minor tweaks! So if you're reading this while sitting bored at your desk, take a look around you. If you're surrounded by un-used rubber bands, pen caps, and markers, perhaps it's time for you to assemble your own office supply arsenal! For Authors outside Canada, USA, UK and Australia The first 3 comments left here with a picture of your own version of an office supplies mini weapon of any type will receive a free copy of this book! All books have been claimed!

Posted by mikeasaurus 6 years ago


how to add template in office 2007?

Want to add template in office 2007? can anyone help?

Asked by manojjet 9 years ago


Office supplies contest question

Just a quick question; would an entry of something made out of popsicle sticks count as a valid entry? The finished product is something that you would use in the office. Thanks.

Posted by Hiyadudez 5 years ago


I cannot upload Office docs (PPT/VSD Power Point/Visio

I cannot upload power point or visio docs.  I can do it if I hide them in a zip file...

Posted by Z0t 5 years ago


The perfect Halloween costume to wear to office?

Hmmm... 31st October falls on monday. That means its a work day. So here's the thing.. my colleagues and I have made a pack. We all are going to wear Halloween costume on the 31st.. all day. The one problem is I have a meeting with client on that day, for presentation. So could please anyone give me suggestion on what kind of costume i can wear to work and to meeting. Can't wear mafia costume, a colleague is going to wear that one. Was gonna wear full make up and be a vampire or something, but that was before my client arrange a meeting on the 31st.  Someone suggest me to wear Zombie Amy Winehouse costume but I dont know if my client will be shocked seeing dead girl with huge beehive hair. Have no idea, heeeelp..

Asked by md4v3 6 years ago


Something to block office lighting?

The office building where I work has a conference room that has 4 fluorescent light units, each measuring 28” by 44”.  The problem is, one of the four light units is an emergency unit, and is always turned on.  So when we want to show power point presentations, etc.  the room is never  fully dark.  With the 3 lights being off, it’s just barely dark enough, and it would be so much better not to have the light from the emergency unit.  Due to safety codes, turning off this light is not a realistic option for us.  So I was examining it today and was wondering if someone had an idea to construct some sort of temporary “cover” that we can quickly and securely place over this one light unit while we have our power point presentations?  The cover would have to be lightweight, secure (we would not want it to fall on any clients!), and I think made of some sort of fireproof material, in case someone forgets it’s up there and the heat from the florescent light tubes doesn’t cause any danger of fire.  Each light unit has this metal “grid” that I guess is meant to reflect and disperse the light in an efficient way.  This “grid” is made up of smooth 1/8” metal strips, which create 24 empty space “cells”. The inside of the cells measures 7”X5.5” and is 2.75” deep.  There is a small clearance between this metal grid and the fluorescent tube lights.  And the light unit is 10 feet off the ground. Any suggestions??  Thanks!

Posted by jim5150jvc 7 years ago


Liquid nitrogen at the doctor

No real point to this but I wanted to post anyways because it is kinda cool.  Went to the doctors office with my wife today because she had this spot on her ear that was bothering her.  Well the doctor wanted to freeze it with liquid nitrogen to get rid of it.  Well of course my ears perked right up because to be honest this was going to be the same time I was even in the same room as this *cool* stuff.  I asked her to pack some up for me to take home.  She laughed and said she wished she could but did not have anything to transport it with.  But she brought in a styrofoam cup about half full of it.  She used a quetip to apply it to the spot on the ear three times.  Then handed me the cup and said "I know the geek inside you wants to play with it.".  Our doctor knows us well.  But the bummer part was that I did not have anything to put in it.  So since the only thing I had to freeze was myself I put the quetip on my finger.  ......Yes this hurt.  But it was still fun.  Then I was left to just watch it boil and then blow on it once in a while.  But when we were leaving I handed the cup back to her since I figured I could not leave with it and it was almost gone anyways.  Then she said something she liked to do with it was to pour it on the floor.  I was pretty cool to watch the "fog" it kicked up and listen to the floor crackle. Anyways, that is my story of the day.  I did not get to do much with it, but it was still *cool*.

Posted by jcaresheets 5 years ago


Office Supplies Challenge Results!

Results are up here!

Posted by canida 10 years ago


The best of Office weapons

We have all at one time built a weapon out of a pen. There are plenty of Instructables under office supplies that cover booby traps, launchers, and even siege weapons. But some are repeated. Which are the best? Which need more? You decide.

Posted by SpareParts 7 years ago



I forgot my office file password, help ,PL

I forgot my office file password, help ,PL

Asked by kikilanahji 7 years ago


Extending Office Chair?

I want to raise the height of my office chair, about 4" or so, but I don't know how to do it. The piston is already maxed and its still too short. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could accomplish this?

Posted by Tsylord 7 years ago


The Rocket Office Chair for Your Emergency Getaways

If you think that you might need the option to blast through the roof to safety, this chair can do it for you. With enough thrust to keep you up in the air for 45 seconds you'll have plenty of time to escape and plan for what you're going to do when you come back down again without a parachute. Linkvia Boing Boing Gadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


I'd really like a high quality deep red gloss finish filing cabinet. I can't find one so want to make my own. Any ideas?

It's to go in my home office, and will be a big 4-drawer number.

Asked by moof 9 years ago


How do I find the motivation to completely declutter my entire apartment? Answered

I've had my apartment now for 7 months, but it's always cluttered; making me feel kind of lazy and sloppy. It also drains all inspiration for other projects (miniature modeling/sculpting/painting) I'd like to turn my workspace into an office, but it's all crammed into my living room; so space is an important factor here. How and where do i start decluttering? I've still got boxes filled with stuff I don't regularly use and maybe don't even need. Should i start there and then move forward to turning my workspace into an office?

Asked by your_azz 8 years ago


Help Decorate Eric's Office! UPDATE

Eric's office is totally boring. There's a big blank wall next to another big blank wall and I can't take it any more. So we're looking to you, yes you, to help him out!So please print out the PDF, color or decorate it in any way you want, and send it to:Eric's Boring WallInstructables489 Clementina St.3rd FloorSan Francisco, CA 94103Our printer does weird things to colors so we can't accept emailed or PMed images. All the art will go up on Eric's wall. One artist chosen at random on Dec. 22 will win a copy of The Best of Instructables, Volume 1. Bonus points if you don't fold it.UPDATE:We can't randomly select one out of one entry and we still haven't seen any robots so we've extended the Date of Randomness. Also, everyone who sends something in will get a patch. UPDATE2: Winners Announced!

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Share Office Space with Instructables at Squid Labs in San Francisco

2010-04-05 Update: We've moved, and all our shared space is occupied!  Do you have a cool small company and are looking for some shared office and/or lab space in a really great environment? Share space at Squid Labs! Squid Labs recently opened a new office in San Francisco and we're looking to fill spaces in our shared work environment. The current tenants are Instructables (community project sharing) and HumCycles (electric motorcycles). Features of the space: - Tons of natural light. Windows on all 4 sides and skylights. - Landlord is awesome and tech/green savvy. - Space is clean/professional yet also stylish/zany. - Cool intra-space neighbors working on hot technologies. Lots of idea/resource sharing. - Close to BART, MUNI, and freeways for your commuting needs. - Parking lot with space for 9 cars. Shared resources: - Large conference room with table/chairs/projector. - Smaller meeting room for phone calls. - Two kitchens with fridges, microwaves, plates, etc. - 75 watt laser cutter - Lounge space for eating, hanging out, brainstorming. - Shop space in the garage with a mill, lathe, welding, and other power tools. - 4 unisex bathrooms. - Internet, wireless, firewall. Static IPs available. - Pizza parties, build nights, and meet-ups. What's available: - A mix of cubicles and large and small private offices. - Month-to-month cubicles, or longer-term larger-area leases are possible. - In the layout below, the blue and pink areas are available, and the green areas will be available in the future. White is open common space, and dark gray is bathrooms, closets, and the elevator. This represents single cubicles to 5000 sqft of the 7500 sqft total. Location: 489 Clementina St. San Francisco, CA (Right next to 6th and Folsom) Contact me if interested! Click on my username in the right-side column for contact info.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Turning a simple task chair into an ergonomic chair

Greetings Instructables Community!  I have an issue finding a nice ergonomic chair for my desk at home. I'm currently using a task chair that looks like this mildly crude cartoon (blue chair with fuscia burst). I was thinking of disassembling it, using the back rest and the seat to make an ergonomic chair, much like this one (the kneeler with the chappy gent on it). Or I could save myself some trouble from building the frame from scratch and make a chair like this (the black office chair-esque kneeler). So, any tips? I've been turning it around in my head for months and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I guess I don't want blood clots in my calves. Thanks! - Jules

Posted by mrjoancroft 8 years ago


How to remove the drawers from a Teknion File cabinet?

I have a Teknion 2 drawer vertical file cabinet. I am trying to remove the drawers for easier transport. But I could not find instructions anywhere. I read some articles about doing that to steelcase cabinets. But none for Teknion cabinets. Moreover the instructions for dismantling the other file cabinets like HON and Steelcase don't seem to apply to Teknion. Can you provide info on how to remove the drawers from the cabinet?

Asked by 8 years ago


Good Repurosing for an Old Office Swivel Chair?

I bought an old office chair at a garage sale today for a buck. Now, after rolling around the neighborhood in it like a maniac, its time to figure out a way to repurpose it. Any ideas? I was thinking ethier using the base to make the Car Seat Office Chair ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Car-Seat-Office-Chair/ ), or combine it with a bike, still with the office chair wheels on it, for a unquie ride. Any idea how to do the second one, or any other thoughts on how to repurpose it? Thanks!-xD

Asked by ! xD ! 8 years ago


What??? An awesome office supplies contest!

Hot off the presses! An awesome office supplies contest is set to launch. Check out the not only fantastic but "limited edition" prizes and come up with something mind blowingly cool. Contest launches Monday!  https://www.instructables.com/contest/officesupplies/?show=PRIZES 

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


Useful knex office supplies

Recently I made some knex office supplies. They include: A knex inbox A knex pencil holder A letter holder A business card holder And a note book cover What do you think?? Killer~SafeCracker

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 8 years ago


(Romantic) Post Office Art

After seeing hay_jumper's post office art and revenge of the post office art instructables, I decided to give it a whack. Just so proper respect is given where due please note that l read hay's instructables once and remembered the ideas several months later that's how awesome this idea is.I wanted to make a creative valentine's card for a special friend who happens to be very very talented at all that creative stuff that I tend to suck at. I figured the best way to impress her was to FAKE IT!I basically copied what hay did except l most importantly used a heart-shaped fence to make a specific shape and a (much) smaller stylus than his second project. The pictures should explain most of this madness. The stylus was made with two square layers of foam i cut and PLENTY of glue (in between layers as well as in/around pencil holes.Aftermath: I decided to send it anonymously and she called the middle man (who I used to add further anonymity as well as shipping time) and told her how awesome it was and asked for my phone number. THIS SHIT WORKS, GENTLEMEN. TAKE NOTE!

Posted by zoundsPadang 10 years ago


Instructables LiveStream for the Red Bull Creation Contest

Update with gameplay video and more can be found here! Ever wanted to look behind the scenes at Instructables? Well, here it is! On livestream! http://www.livestream.com/rbc_teaminstructables We've set up a webcam and microphone in the office, courtesy of Red Bull and the Red Bull Creation Contest. Starting at 6pm today and ending at 6pm Sunday, the Instructables Team will be competing in the Red Bull Creation Contest, and you can watch us work on it. The team (more or less) consists of: randofo audreyobscura amandaghassaei mikeasaurus noahw selkeymoonbeam Until 6pm tonight, you can see us go about our regular business. We will be working and occasionally trolling the webcam. Feel free to chat with us over the livestream! If there's a critical mass, we'll start doing some more entertaining things (by request), including but not limited to: walking tours of the office; staging interviews with each other; getting the Instructables Band together for another office jam session (after 5pm only). After 6pm, you get to see us in action! We'll be ideating, building, and generally making for 72 hours, and the camera comes too. Come join us! In case you missed it, here's the Instructable that got us qualified for this finalist round: Romance Pants Press: Video interview of the team by SF's KTVU here!

Posted by SelkeyMoonbeam 5 years ago


Faux Window

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

Posted by gharper1 5 years ago


Great Free Program for Students

I recently found a cool little program on source forge that has turned out to be a life safer when it comes to writing papers for college. It is a really simple program that makes the web style pre writing maps like they teach in elementary school. The program even has sticker icons to help you further organize your ideas. This program really helps me because i am a really visual thinker. anyways its called free mind and here is the link:Free Mind

Posted by Twlight 9 years ago


"Import from Word"

I've been trying to post my most recent instructable and all has gone smoothly except for the fact that the "paste from word" option does not work. I am using word 2010 on a windows 7 computer with chrome, firefox, and IE 9. All three browsers will only import the plain text format of word documents that I type up rather than the fully formatted versions. It's not that I cant format everything I need via the main text input screen, its just that frankly the scrony forum post-type entry field sucks for writing well organized instructables. Please fix this! ~Love poent

Posted by Poent 6 years ago


How do I make a drumming practice pad wth office supplies? Answered

Or how can I make something like this with office supplies: http://store.drumbum.com/skuA-115.html

Asked by MegaMaker 9 years ago


What it does?

My submission is using only office supplies, but its not a artsy craftsy submission. The rules say, "It can be fun or functional, big or small- just be creative, and document your project well." Can a business card office supply entry please count!! Not just paper clips and staples are office supplies.

Posted by bryceronie 10 years ago


Office Instructables

I am looking for the best and the brightest to help me find the top instructables for making my office life easier. I work in cubicles on the ground floor with no windows, institution gray walls, and fluorescent lights. The building contains no plants and nothing else of interest. I'm looking for anything that keeps us from going crazy.  So far, I've decided to make these: www.instructables.com/id/Self-Watering-Plant-Container-out-of-a-2-liter-bot/ and these: www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-lamp-shade/   Hope to get some awesome responses from you all!  Thanks,  McAfee15

Posted by mcafee15 8 years ago


Microsoft Office Small Business edition; Differences? Answered

I had a question about MS Office XP Small Business Edition 2002 edition. I recently came across the first picture (my Uncle gave it to me).I don't know what the difference is between Small Biz edition or normal.So I guess I'm asking...What's the Difference between Small Business and Home?Do I get multiple installs with a single key with SBE?If so, How many / Unlimited?And what does the second image mean?

Asked by xACIDITYx 9 years ago


Office Warfare Book on Sale Now

Spending all day in a cubicle is a lot like a war of attrition between you and the clock, with skirmishes against neighbouring tribes to establish dominance. While we haven't yet figured out a way to speed up time to get your out of your white-collar jail, we do have a handy book that could make your hours under fluorescent light s little more enjoyable. Presenting, Office Weapons: Projects to Fortify Your Cubicle A collection of over 40 projects made by YOU, members of Instructables, that you can create in your cubicle from easily sourced office supplies. There's grappling hooks, trebuchets, darts and more - all made out of office supplies! We've even included some fun non-warfare projects at the end to keep you entertained in times of peace. Check out the projects that are in the book, then head over to ThinkGeek or Amazon to grab a copy for yourself. If all else fails, you can always use the book as a shield from your cubicle neighbour (who has already purchased this book and is arming himself as you read this).

Posted by mikeasaurus 4 years ago


Microsoft Office Border does not show when printed

When I try to print a Microsoft office word document the border line at the bottom does not print it is shown on the document before I print but when the final product comes through its just not there. OS: Windows 7 Printer: HP Deskjet F380 All in-one Text Editor: Microsoft Office Word 2007

Asked by vorlock 8 years ago