Proper way to "mount" a bearing?

I'm not really sure on the proper way to mount a bearing. I had a few ideas on how to do so, but I want to know what your methods are, or which of mine are the best. Images are attached. In most of these methods, there's a little collar on the bearing. I didn't discover till recently that most bearings don't have those.

Posted by cvxdes 10 years ago

How do you finish your projects? Answered

Whenever you want to finish a prototype, what kind of checklist do you go thru? things like: How do you decide what case design to use, what materials for that same case, how to solder everything up, what makes you decide if you "lock" the Arduino on that project forever by soldering everything around it. If you decide to make it modular, what techniques do yo use. What kind of material do you use to attach everything together: Hot glue? close everything down with screws, nails,  staples (...)? How would you make it water-proof or resistant to the weather (if it was something to be outside for a long time). If you have to use a lot of cable, do you solder everything up with heat shrink tubing? When do you use connectors and what kind of connecters do you use? I would love to see a video tutorial on how to properly finish up a project, and make it look beautiful inside a case.

Asked by SgtOneill 7 years ago

proper resistance?? Answered

Hello, may I have a question, I don't understand calculate in this, please help me. "For instance, given this LED with a 3V voltage drop (forward voltage), 20mA operating current, and a 9V source, we can calculate that the proper resistance is 300 ohms."How to calculate proper resistance = 300 ohms??Thank you very much.

Asked by huuduc52 9 months ago

Is there an Instructable on the proper use of a volt meter?

Got a volt meter. It came with no instructions and have no idea how to use it.

Asked by mainfig 9 years ago

Massive Lego Ball Machine - *proper* engineering ;-)

My eldest sent me this very satisfying seven minutes of engineering: Enjoy...

Posted by Kiteman 3 years ago

Proper picture size for Ibles- Opinions?

What picture size is too large... or too small... or just right! ;-) Opinions appreciated.

Posted by bajablue 6 years ago

What is the proper way to use copyrighted materials on Instructables? Answered

I wish to use a copyrighted image in an upcoming -ible and possibly a different one as a profile picture. What is the proper way to credit the original creator as to keep my pants in their upright, non-sued-off condition?

Asked by Bigev 8 years ago

proper Ginger beer plant?

Any kind person prepared to send me a small original  ginger beer plant. I'm in the UK and will meet any cost involved.

Asked by tadgerpoppy 6 years ago

What is the proper way to solder the compnents; resistors, caps, diodes etc. to a pcb. Flush or off a little?

What is the proper component positioning when soldering resistors, diodes, caps to a circuit board, flush or just slightly above the board? I want to get a good solder bond on both sides of the pad.  I'm building a Nixie tube clock kit.

Asked by stienut 7 years ago

aircraft parts organization Answered

Hello, anybody can help me with organizing aircraft parts? I am stucked. there are lots of aircraft parts and hardwares and composites in the factory but i dont know how to start working on organizing it, proper location and proper documents.

Asked by csitii1 5 years ago

What is the proper wind speed to find the drag coefficient of a car in a wind tunnel?

This is part of a high school project in which students are comparing the Cd of a full size car with the Cd of a 1:64 (Howwheel size) toy car

Asked by Lpgeoteacher 8 years ago

ESP8266 flash and firmware upgrade? Answered


Asked by WilfredM 11 months ago

proper pc board soldering technique

Should the resistors, caps, diodes etc. be slightly off the board, or flush to it. I'm building a nixie tube clock. I've asked 3 people and got 4 different answers.  All advice and reasoning , meathodology appreciated.

Asked by stienut 7 years ago

can i build a proper sounding snare/drum without using a proper skin? maybe a replacement of wood? Answered

Is it possible to make a proper sounding drum\snare with a wooden top instead of skin? is it possible to replace the skin with someting more readily available? buying a whole it is way too expensive for an unemployed schoolchild;'(, i have experience with woodwork, i just dont know what to use, all the drum instructibles/ tutorials sort of assume that you have lots of money to spend on the parts. if anyone has made a drum before out of junk i would love it if i could hear all about it:D

Asked by et334 8 years ago

how to upload the program? Answered

The proper instruction are followed but troubleshooting occurs while uploading, program is not responding

Asked by selva kiruba 1 year ago

Looking for the proper different colored translucent plastic material to pour into molds? Answered

So I have a mold. I'm looking to make about 7 different colored casts and they have to be somewhat translucent. Is there a kind of plastic material that will melt at a low heat and cool translucent?

Asked by Ryutso 7 years ago

Name the Robot?

I think we should give the "Instructables Robot" a proper name. Who's with me?

Posted by threecheersfornick 10 years ago

Finding proper charger for old rechargeable batteries?

I have a couple of old rechargeable batteries from random broken gadgets and was wondering how I could go about charging them? I have a bunch of old chargers too laying around. Thanks!

Posted by niiick 5 years ago

Water to Concrete Ratio? Answered

How do you know that you are using a proper water to concrete ratio? Is it shown on the bag?

Asked by RAllenV 1 year ago


Does anyone have any information reguarding tomatoe rot, particularly on the bottom? thanks

Posted by nana13 6 years ago

Could someone post an instructable on the proper way to use a bench grinder? Answered

I'm looking to buy a bench grinder soon.  I've seen them, touched them, read many an instructable requiring them, etc. It would be great if someone could post an instructable on proper do's and don'ts as well as the different wheels you can get for them and their specific uses. I should also explain that I might be getting one secondhand and currently am not certain if i'll the manual will come with it, which is why i'm asking. Cheers

Asked by Pat_Maroney 7 years ago

Do you know what is the proper name for this lights ???

Hello ... do you know what is the proper word for these lights : I would like to find the scheme for it and which microcontroller is used for these lights. I know, that I would be able to do this with arduino + shift registers ... but that would be too expensive for my idea = I was thinking about creating a "neuron net"  Today I saw it in ZARA (shop with "clothes") but when I asked them, where they got it from ... they said from Spain - from their "headquarter" :( Thanks ... Zholy

Asked by zholy 8 years ago

In a recipe instructable how do I give proper credit?

I have a recipe that I really like and on which I would like to do an instructable.  My question is about giving proper credit.  I looked around at some recipes on here and didn't see anything about giving credit.  So the recipe I want to use is a common basic one, but the one I use, I found on a blog.  So do I reference the blog in my instructable?  Is it different because I'm just teaching how to make the recipe?

Asked by cfremming 1 year ago

how to make an instructable?

it may sound funny but could sombody please make an insractable to show us beginers the proper way to do it.

Asked by PCelec 7 years ago

Whats the proper way to wire a Li-ion rechargeable battery?

I have a Li-ion battery that I want to use to power mini portable speakers. I want to enclose the battery into the portable speaker's box and have a port drilled into it to recharge the battery. So what is the proper way of doing this? The Positive + and negative - of the battery is connected to the speakers right now, so would I just cut into the positive and negative and add my charging port? (I have the correct charger for the battery by the way) Hopefully I explained this well enough for someone to help, thank you!!

Asked by Zebrah 5 years ago

Will rockband or wii drums work with a proper electronic drum module?

I have a set of RBWT drums and a set of Wii drums... can I use these pads with a regular Electronic Drum Module? .. I know I would have to solder jacks onto the wires that would be compatable with the receptacle in the Drum Module... but do they have the right pulse to signal the module?

Asked by Da_Soulmann 8 years ago

New editor does not do proper paragraph breaks without [Rich Editor] option

The new editor has a pretty substantial bug.  If the user leaves the editor in the new "default" (plain text) format, it does not respect carriage returns.  It should do so.  Most particularly, it really ought to follow the convention that two carriage returns correspond to a paragraph break.

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago

Proper Semi-Automatic Rifles

Ive been on instructables for a while now but it seems that the only peron who has ctually posted a semi automatic gun is oodalumps, Im jus askin if any1 could build a properly semi-automatic rifle (Semi-auto means that all you have to do is pull back the trigger to fire and it fires one at a time, so its basicly a 1 round at a time machine gun)

Posted by Juls 11 years ago

Green indoor gardening

I have had an interest in building a greenhouse like area with flouresent bulbs, automated water, and climate control. For the water i could hook up a hose on a timer to a bit of pvc but what is the best way to get proper climate control. What is the desired composition of a water? I guess the question is how do i get nutrient water and proper vitamins straight to a plant?

Posted by Mikethebuilder 9 years ago

Recess a medicine cabinet? Never cut wallboard before.

I have a stud finder, a friend with proper type of saw for wallboard. Need instruction

Asked by 8 years ago

What is the proper way to report a stolen instructable? Answered

If a new instructable is posted that is exactly the same as a different one posted by a different user, how should it be reported? When I say exact, I mean that the exact photos were uploaded as someone elses work. Here is what I mean. Original Instructable: Copied Instructable:

Asked by gravityisweak 3 years ago

Does anyone know a proper build or adaptation for a wide-angle and/or fish-eye for a Panasonic DMC-TZ4

The camera already has a wide angle, i just want to give it a fish eye ability.hehe, fish eye ability, sounds like a super -

Asked by ho_ 8 years ago

Is there a proper way to mount a potentiometer to a perforated circuit board?

I would like to attach my potentiometer directly to my perforated PCB, and I was wondering if there is a correct way to do this. I was thinking it has something to do with the tabs.  I know I can just solder wires to it, and then solder those to the board, but I would rather not have it hanging loose. My pot looks exactly like this:

Asked by erikp 7 years ago

How do I select the proper diode for my solar panel battery charger? Answered

I have a solar panel that puts out 3V at 40 mA. I have seen the Instructables on the site and read them all, and while they explain why you need a diode, they do not tell how they decided on which one to use. What goes into this? I would like to know how to calculate these things for myself.

Asked by phalanx447 9 years ago

Dried eyes throughout the house.

Time to give the world another lesson in proper comedy. BIG TRAIN (Posted on behalf of a member still handicapped by an inability to post topics.)

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

Orientation Question 2?

Ok, I got it. I had to hit the Front/Bottom connection first, then the Bottom/Right connection and finally, the corner of all three to get the proper orientation.Thanks,Frank

Asked by ffaubert 1 year ago

Why do they call RC motors servos?

If they were true servos there would be a feedback signal generated. What is the proper term for these motors, maybe a stepper?

Asked by baudeagle 7 years ago

Camper Trailer DIY

My husband has this obsession with building his own camper trailer. Does anyone know the proper way to go about this, or have any suggestions?

Posted by jkw0322 10 years ago

Utility knives OK for kids?

Just a thought- if knives proper are not ok for kids, than what about utility knives? shorter blades- less space to cut your fingers with?

Posted by moneyfuskie935 6 years ago

Chicken mesh and plywood radio/wifi reflector dish.

Haven't quite the time to do a proper instructible for this, but in case anyone finds it useful: Has schematics, 3d models and construction instructions. Cost about NZ$20 in materials (plywood, mesh, cable ties, screws), took a couple days to make, but really only because of the lack of proper power tools. Works real good.

Posted by SolarFlower_org 6 years ago

how to choose the proper power supply to ESC? Answered

Hello , it's my first time posting here and i hope i have help i have a brushless motor with ESC rated as 30 A max i tried to connect it to a 12V- 125 A power supply but the ESC was burnt i wonder why did this happen ? i was told that the ESC will take the current it needs from the power supply and there are no problem to connect them together can anyone explain what happened to me?

Asked by mmokhtar2 3 years ago

How do I recess a medicine cabinet?

'''''''I have a stud finder but never cut wallboard before. Two girlfriends have proper saw for the job. Just need instructions

Asked by 8 years ago