How does one get dressed, etc with non dominant hand? Answered

Having Right shoulder surgery next week. Short of just  wearing sweats, any hints on using zippers, buttons, and other "activities of daily living" with the non-dominant hand? Thanks

Asked by lrwelling 7 years ago


my one note 2007 cache file is unable to be accessed ? Answered

Every day even after i have repaired the folder by deleting the old cache and letting it rebuild by reopening the folders subsequently. it happens even when the system is not in use but the program is open. i am using .net framework 4.0. After I repair it it works until the next morning and then the error message greets me when I turn on the screen.By the way we are sharing our one note files and all parties were getting the error at first. After the fix you suggested,that we all knew about and that we all tried 2 of the 5 five people using one note stopped getting the error, and 2 only get it every other day while I get it every day.

Asked by secondogitto 3 years ago


One-handed keyboard mod

I saw this on the MAKE Magazine blog.  A programmer (who actually knows how to bend metal :-) ) did a homebrew keyboard modification to allow himself to touchtype single-handedly after some left arm surgery.  Using his left thumb, he can hot-swap all of the keys on the left side over to the right and touch type with only his right hand. Read the whole story, including some guidance on construction, on Daughtrey.

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago



replaced lower screen now only orange led when plugging in charger but just for a second?

Also replaced the case while doing the lower screen is it junk now?

Asked by 9 years ago


changes with background on a windows 7 starter

I tried the whole My Colors thing and i thought it had work but it didnt i applied the theme then i applied the wallpaper that i wanted and the wallpaper came up then it went bck to the theme can sumbody help me please!!!!!!!!

Asked by shanta2010 7 years ago


An unrated ible has a 1* overall rating?

Link to instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/What-Ive-been-working-on/ The ible has a 1* rating, and no ratings beforehand.  What is going on here?  I have never seen this before. I'm running latest version of firefox on Vista.

Posted by DJ Radio 7 years ago


finished!!

I finished it but i need to get some pics. and its still the prototype wich im going to post in a forum not yet an instructable it works like this: the trigger pulls apuller back wich turns like killerks sr-v1 then the puller goes to far back in order to release the ram.(the puller pulls the ram back)

Posted by ryan knexer 10 years ago



Wild One Head Gear question?

In step number 2, is the cardboard still completely round, or has it been shaped and squared off in the back?

Asked by Philcar 5 years ago


Airsoft Miniguns?

Hey, does anyone know where I can get an Airsoft Minigun? I WANT ONE!!!

Posted by DrWeird117 9 years ago


3 "outdor" thermometer in one display

Made a doodle draft http://www.pic-upload.de/view-15029884/534899_4018926638889_1477588234_n.jpg.html would like temperature and hydrometers in different rooms and display in my own room. anyone knows how to to or where to buy?

Posted by itge13 5 years ago


pvc bow

I was wondering if you can make me a pvc bow, like the one in your video,and how much .I await your reply.  Thanks

Posted by tom morrison 4 years ago


Multiple drafts?

With many projects happening at once, how do I create multiple drafts. I seem to be able to only make one, finish, then start another. There is a counter but not the ability to multi task.

Posted by Random_Canadian 2 years ago


How can I fix broken headphones? Answered

Ok, so I have 2 headphones, both of them can only play through one of the 2 earbuds, but while the ipod earbuds can play through the right headphones, the noise canceling ones can play through the left. I know its a problem with the wires, because i can still squeeze sound out of the dead earbud if I adjust the wire right. How can I fix without buying a new pair?

Asked by DJ Radio 8 years ago


How can i generate an electric arc?

It should be simple , easy and have availability.

Asked by asim164 8 years ago


Linkit One not working

I have a Linkit One that keeps disappearing from my ports when I try to upload a sketch. I was doing some testing of a sketch I had made and I keep getting the message that there was not board on the port I had selected. I have successfully uploaded sketches with this setup before. This was on a Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5. After several attempts to fix the problem I moved my setup to my Windows 7 machine. The issue is similar. I cannot get the board to remain visible on the port for any amount of time. I plug it in and it shows up for a few second before disappearing again. I fear my board's usb port has gone bad. I can upload to my arduino uno with no problems.   If it is a bad usb port is there anything I can do? Can I upload sketches another way? I would hate to lose the use of this board. Thanks for your time.

Posted by ehudwill 2 years ago


Interface RS232 to 12 Volt One Wire

I am interested in a circuit to interface an RS232 to a special 12 volt ONE-WIRE circuit.  It is special because it is an controller used in industry.  So I have a MAX3232 to convert my Arduino to RS232 levels, but that will get me to 2 wires.  I need to be able to make that into a ONE-Wire at 12 volt levels (not 3-5 etc) .  I see the MAXIM circuit (attached) for converting to one-wire at lower levels, but can't find anything to utilize a 12 volt one-wire level.  Hope I am being clear and thanks for your assistance.

Posted by appliancer 3 years ago


Linkit One abuse

I subscribed to the micro-controllers feed and I was pretty happy with the instructables being shown, however a few weeks ago something happened and now about 99% of the instructables that I get only use Linkit One as microcontroller, no more arduino, raspberry, etc. Later I learned that Linkit One is a "featured" product. I'm ok with sponsors and such kind of strategies to generate revenue, but do it in a way that allows you to have some balance.  If they keep doing this I'll be moving to another place.

Posted by ebeeche 2 years ago


Help, how to make a small one way air pump? Answered

I want to make a small (about the size of a bottle top) press pump to remove the air from zip-lock bags. i live in Melb, Aust.

Asked by TheHobbit81 6 years ago


Instructables needs an "I Made One" button

Everything that instructables seems to be about is sharing your instructions for how to make something or do something so that others can make it or do it too. But it seems like right now the second half is missing. When you make something that someone posted a project of, you have no way of telling the author and the 'ibles community that you made one other than posting a picture in the comments. Those of you familiar with Thingiverse know that one of the most popular features is the "I Made One" button. On a "thing" you just press that button and you can post a picture of the one you made. Everyone's derivatives of this "thing" shows up on that thing's page as well as on a running stream of derivatives. I think that if this feature were to be implemented in Instructables then it would increase community participation by a lot. Authors could see who was making their stuff, who was succeeding, and who was failing. And also everyone would be able to see all the different ways of making it that are creative and different. This would also give yet another reason to become a member because then people who are just making things and not posting things would have something to do with an account. This could even be folded into the Pro membership by giving Pro members higher billing on the list of people who have made it. All in all I think this would be a really great thing for Instructables to have. The stream of made things on Thingiverse is located here: http://www.thingiverse.com/made-things . And here is an example thing that a lot of people have made: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1046 (its under Other People's Copies)

Posted by beak90 7 years ago


Chumby One

Zachninme first turned me on to the Chumby, and if you haven't heard, they're coming out with a new version called the Chumby One. It's going to cost $120 (as opposed to the classic's $200), but if you pre-order it, you can get it for $100. The new one is plastic instead of bean baggy and has a retro feel. There are a few other new features, such as a rechargeable battery compartment, as well. I ordered mine a few days ago, who else is getting one? And to any developers out there, I'd like to suggest an instructables widget! Ideally, you'd be able to view a particular instructable. Imagine being able to carry it around instead of printing out a copy/carrying a laptop. I don't know much about the limits of widgets, but if you can't search for one via the chumby, maybe you could send it to the chumby from the computer with a log on? If anybody's interested in developing that, I'll help test it once I get mine ;) Update: Apparently Ewilhelm is ahead of the game. He's already made a widget that shows recent instructables. It would still be awesome to be able to choose the instructable, however. If you don't know what a chumby is, it's an "internet appliance." A Chumby is a small box with a 3.5 inch touch screen, speakers, an accelerometer, a usb port and of course, wifi. It's mostly useless if it can't connect to the internet (either with wifi or a USB Ethernet converter) because everything you do streams from chumby.com. You set up channels of widgets (user written applications that include everything from games and internet radio to RSS feeds and sports scores). You pick a channel and it will rotate through the widgets that are on it. You can also set it to switch to certain channels at certain times (alarm clock, etc) This will be my first one, but I'm super pumped to get it. I think the reduced price lasts through the end of the month, but don't hold me to it. chumby.com

Posted by Weissensteinburg 8 years ago


One Piece should come back!

Recently I've been wanting to watch One Piece, since I heard that FUNimation had begun dubbing it. Apparently this had happened about a year ago, but since I had stopped watching it on Cartoon Network, I didn't know till I saw an episode with different voices. It was great! A lot of stuff was cut out in the 4kids dub, and the voices were downright awful. Especially sanji's retarded voiceAnyway, the FUNimation dub is really more loyal to the original, and featured a lot of things 4kids left out, like blood, dialogue, or even entire arcs! They cut out one part about a whale and a lighthouse, which at the time didn't seem like much more than filler, but as it turns out, was the background story for a new friggin crew member! So basically, 4kids had completely ruined continuity. The FUNimation dubs on CN was the best thing that ever happened! Yup! All 15 episodes it ran. CN canceled it for no friggin reason, even though the FUNimation dub was quickly gaining much higher ratings than the 4kids one.The main reason I am angry, is that I can't watch the GOOD version o One Piece on tv, because CN is stupid. And I can't watch it on the internet, because FUNimation is too copyright...y... And the DVDs are quite expensive. I can't watch 4kids version now, knowing all the stuff that's missing. All the wounds that should be there. All the facts that have been ignored. All the 9 year old voices on 20 year old men. All the serious themes dumbed down for stupid 8 year with their fingers up their noses! (okay, so my finger is in my nose now, but that's not the point!Basically, this is a rant. Anyway, if anyone likes One Piece, please discuss how idiotic and retarted 4kids is, and how you hope they get ****ed in the *** with an iron stick hard from multiple angles for making a great series just udder ****!

Posted by Keith-Kid 9 years ago


1-Week Speed Contests

Did y'all get rid of the speed contests? I thought those were fun because of their rapidness. Or did y'all just move it to the back burner?

Posted by Bran 10 years ago


Now, I don't wanna fire up any fanboys, but seriously. Should I buy a PS3 or 360? Which has better games?

A lot of my friends have 360's, but I don't necessarily want to pay for online play. I want to play LittleBigPlanet, but I also want to play Halo 3 or COD with my buddies. I'm torn.

Asked by Brother_D 9 years ago


Step one keeps popping up!!!!!!

Now, for WHATEVER reason, step one shows up in EVERY STEP YOU CLICK ON!!!!!!!!!!!  Now that is the most useless and pointless thing I have ever seen on this site.  I mean, WHY????  If you need to see step one again, just click on it!!!!!  The step one thing gets in the way, and it is really distracting!

Posted by eulaliaaaa! 7 years ago


View all steps on one page

I've noticed that even when i'm not logged in i can still view all steps on one page, so whats the point of it being there ??? Cant it always be on one page? Instead of every time i go on an Instructable i have to click on 'view all steps on one page' Then to get back, i have to click back twice its just realy anoying... :/ Browser: Google Chrome Software: Vista

Posted by flerkster 6 years ago


how to repair the one ring of death? on the xbox 360?

I know how to repair the three rings of death its just after i repaired it the second or thrid time with the towel thing. one red light turned on. so ya does anyone know anything about it??? if you dont want to publicly speak email me at stujini@ymail.com

Asked by stujini 9 years ago


how to make a laptop cord Answered

I have a Toshiba laptop model is psaa8u-syl02k serial is x6023956Q it may have a dead batter as well or one that wont charge where can I buy one for this laptop I am just thinking ahead but the cord is the main problem now and thanks everyone.

Asked by dogofwar 7 years ago


Diode question

I need help with diode. Actually a question: if you put diodes in series for example 2 diodes of 300 V will they act as one diode of 600 V?

Posted by Dantex 9 years ago


Blue space with a hand on my icon? Answered

On my icon under my user stats in my instructable, there is a little icon for a profile picture with a blue space plus a hand and the number one. What does this mean?

Asked by friendship12396 7 years ago


how do you make a simple "one way" mirror? like old school sunglasses.? Answered

I'm wanting to make my own pair of reflective specs and i don't have fancy chemicals. anybody know a cheap or free alternative?

Asked by TimTheScarecrow 8 years ago


Use scanner only on a Canon MP140 Printer

Hey everyone, I had a great idea to take a non working all-in-one Canon Pixma MP140 printer, remove the non working printer part and use only the working upper tray with the scanner. How complicated can this be? Not as straight forward as I thought. The scanner worked great before I took the printer apart. I removed all the plastic, metal bars and cartridges and thought that with a bit of tweaking it'll work. Hell, at this point I need devine intervention, or at least a knowledgeable instructables member... Right now when I turn it on (I don't know what to call it anymore a scanner or a printer) the power and the alarm LEDs blink with the 7-segment display showing E...2...6... and I can't scan. The following procedure changes the indication, but the end result is the same: •Turn off the printer •Hold the Resume Button (red circle in the triangle), click “Power” which will turn green. •Hold the Power Button, release the Resume Button. •Not releasing the Power Button, double click “Resume” and release Both Buttons. •Click “Resume” for Four times •Once you click “Power”, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber). To disable the printer “Power” button to click again. and I can't scan. I fiddled a bit with a wire innocently thinking it'll do the trick.... somehow... but ended up accidently touching the part that connects the scanner white data cables to the PCB. It sparked and the scanner turned OFF. I'm afraid that might have caused the E26 error that I found indicated: Internal temperature rise error. Any ideas?

Posted by Mr.Bahur 6 years ago


new one deal one week website

Acidealhttp://www.ac1d.net/Just openned, hope someone like it!

Posted by ac1D 9 years ago


What is better the knexsayer or the TR18 which one should i build? Answered

 I have enough pieces to build either one.

Asked by 182515 8 years ago


What are the parts needed to build an RC Plane? Answered

I am going to build a RC Plane and I didn't know all the parts I needed to build one. I have RC flying experience but I wanted to know what parts I needed to build one. Thanks

Asked by chanman789 7 years ago


What to do with a bricked all-in-one pc?

I have a bricked Dell Studio 19 All-In-One PC, and wanted to know if I could use it for something. It was bricked by a failed BIOS update. There was a program from dell which came installed and updated any other of their software and drivers on the computer. Only after the failed update I found out that updating the BIOS is really unnecessary. The only fix I know for the motherboard is replacing it, and the only place I found out that refurbishes them are from a company in the US, and it's not cheap at all. (I used to live in the US, and moved to Brazil later) Well anyway, I wanted to know if I can use the computer for something else, like use the monitor for a different computer and use its bluetooth mouse and keyboard on a different computer too. I think the only thing really useful in it is the processor which is already old (Intel E7500 and a 320GB HDD). http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/studio-one-19/pd http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/studio-one-19/diagnose Thanks for the help!

Posted by nickfaraujo 2 years ago


werewolf costume

I want to buy A realy good costume like a werewolf, cant find a page at the grid that is a good werewolf costume, plz guys help me!!!

Posted by kuure 5 years ago


RE: One Person Submersible From Plastic Drum

The following is a quote of the post I've just left on the aforementioned Instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/One-Person-Submersible-from-a-Plastic-Drum/?&sort=NEWEST&limit=40&offset=40).  I would really appreciate the removal of this instructable. "Hi. I am a certified OSHA and CSAO commercial diver air dive supervisor, level 1, and qualified Master Scuba Diver Trainer with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. This is a very dangerous idea. You might not die, but someone else might/will/and has. Just because there is a disclaimer there, you and Instructables will be subject to litigation. There is a reason that people need a certification to operate this type of life support equipment. http://scuba-doc.com/ageprbs.html "Because of Boyle's law, maximal changes in volume occur in the 4 feet (1.22 m.) closest to the surface and the diver sustains a tear in the pulmonary parenchyma with the escape of air into the pulmonary venous outflow." I can quote other resources, such as the US Navy Dive Manual and the DCIM manual, but it's Boyle's Law, not Boyle's "kinda' might happen. I don't know". "

Posted by graeme.t.cooper 7 years ago


I need help transferring from old laptop to new lap top files old laptop can't go to internet card went out.?

I need to tranfer my data files and pics from old laptop to new laptop

Asked by fossilnut 6 years ago


How to make a wallet out of dollar bills video!!!

I just added a video of how to make a dollar bill wallet!So if you were having probelems making it then just watch the video!Please check it out and here is the link:dollar bill wallet video

Posted by TeacherOfTheWays 10 years ago


What airsoft sniper should i get?

There a few guns and I was looking at and one is the ECHO 1 M28 sniper that shots 500+ fps and comes with a bipod and is a bolt action spring gun. The other gun is the Airsoft GI I4-A3 DMR airsoft gun. this gun is an automatic and shoots 290-300 fps. The ECHO 1 M28 is $175.00 with free shipping. The Airsoft GI I4-A3 DMR airsoft gun is $355.00 with free shipping and that includes me buying the charger is $35.00 the bipod is $35.00 the battery is $35.00 the gun alone is $245.00. I would like your guys opinion on what gun I should get I will post pics and videos of these guns please rate comment and subscribe. ECHO 1 M28 link http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?products_id=7404 Airsoft GI I4-A3 DMR link http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?cPath=154_157&products_id=8205

Asked by slimshaddy 6 years ago


(SOLVED) Break circuit = Make circuit?

Basically, what I want to do is activate something when there is no current somewhere else. Examples of uses of this would include turning an LED on when there is no light on an LDR and turning it off when there is light, rather than the other way around, along with turning an LED on when a circuit is broken by opening a door. Apologies if I have not been clear enough. Is this possible?  EDIT: Thanks to NachoMahma, I have it set up with a transistor. I will post a schematic if anyone is interested.

Posted by __DELETED__ 7 years ago


Instructables junkie, are you one? Know the signs.

Are you an Instructables junkie? (if you or a friend/loved one apply to 3 or more of these, please indicate it so that we may be enablers to your self destructive/constructive behaviors. Please be honest) If I feel nice, I might make a personalized I'bles member card for those who ask(domindude10). Symptoms include: - Spending more then 5 straight hours on the site - Commenting excessively - PMing excessively - Trying way to hard for any patches you can find, no matter how lame they are - Replying to all your comments, within less than 15 minutes of comment being posted - Posting the most unrelated stuff to the subject at hand - Neglecting things in the real world that are more important then your attention-seeking behavior here, like homework, or your job - Complaining about things that aren't worth anyone's breath or time - Making many I'bles solely for contest entries - Using terms like I'bles, 'able, OB, O-board, (more to be amended) - Making excessive forum topics - Those who post *some* things Knex (like guns. its not all bad, the ramp stuff is cool) - You roam the Instructables chatroom (meaning you are more than just a casual user) sub-note - you also troll the I'bles IRC much more then necessary - You have lots of partial projects lying around the house, but not being able to prioritize them because they are all so equally Instructableizeable(or you lack the funds to finish them(possibly from your lack of attention to the real world)). - Your response to pretty much everything that happens around you is "That would make a good Instructable." - Your first choice of a search engine is Instructables and not Google, even when you're not searching instructions. - You pressure everyone you know to join/submit Instructables/use them. - You brag to no end to everyone about how cool Instructables is and how it is your whole online life (possibly real life too) - Asking yourself, "What would Kiteman do?" - Praising the robot or Eric whenever it is totally unnecessary. (list to be amended with new whore attributes when they are identified) List of confirmed Instructables junkies: 1) Dj Radio 2) Killer~Safe[Cracker] 3) Kiteman 4) ripstikfan 5) domindude10 6) PKM 7) Nova Hawk 8) V-Man737 9) Izanagi Telos 10) lemonie 11) smilee 12) Berkin 13) mg0930mg 14) logangina 15) conadia 16) The Jamalam 17) hiyadudez 18) Kryptonite 19) Seleziona 20) daywalker42 21) Bartboy 22) MrMystery96 23) sharlston 24) RavingMadStudios 25) joshualater If you have found that you are are indubitably a junkie, you may think about joining the 12 step program.

Posted by The Ideanator 8 years ago


PS1 LCD Screen into a Raspberry Pi Monitor

So i finally purchased a Model B Raspberry Pi. I'm quite enthralled by the stuff ill be able to do with it, but i figured i would start by making it a case. That idea somehow resulted in using a cigar box i had lying around to turn the whole thing into a laptop-esque build thing. The inside dimensions being 8.5" x 5.4" x 1.5", i looked around and i have a PlayStation 1 with an LCD screen. The console and screen are fine but the hinge is broken. And given the size of the screen, i thought it would be really nifty to disconnect the screen and use it as a monitor. The only problem is im not sure if i could make it HDMI or RCA compatible. Any Tech people think this could be done?

Posted by EngineerJakit 4 years ago


How to Blinking LED at 230V using one risistor ? Answered

What is that risistor value and watt???

Asked by ishan udyoga 4 years ago


I'm not sure which one I should make a model out of...? Answered

The Plasma Pistol or the Plasma rifle from Halo? I've only played Halo (3) once, so I don't remember which one was better, or which one would be easier to make, etc. I don't even know if these things have clips, or if they're like star wars blasters that appear to just harness laser energy and blast it, or whatever. So, a bit of info about these guns would be appreciated. Physical info, not info like "'this one shoots rapid"', but info like "'this ones got a clip hidden in the handle"'

Asked by Spycrab 8 years ago


One Year on Instructables FTW!

Hey guys, just letting you know that today is the day I jioned this site one year ago, Ive come along way, just look at the first thing I posted (I should really take it down, but I can't for nostalgia reasons) and now things like the war collab, the logic bow and PP19 well I can't think of anything else so BIYEEEEEEEE 

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago


How does light react to one way glass?

I hope this is the right forum for my question. Earlier today I was watching a show on Netflix (Mythbusters) and they were using some one way glass. I was just wondering how light behaves towards this. For example if I used some one way glass in the side of a computer would I be able to see the light from LED's? The LED's would reflect on the mirrored side, wouldn't they? So would the light be magnified when I look through the clear side? I hope what I was trying to say was understandable.

Posted by Triblade101 8 years ago