A Record for Family Kite!

After spending the day in the shed, between three of us, Family Kite have posted six Instructables in 24 hours! OK, a couple weren't exactly huge projects, but we're quite proud of them, especially the boys' projects, which are very much in the Maker spirit: Conker-X's modifications to make a DS Lite easy to hold. Roger-X's assisstive technology biscuit opener. The Tao of Kiteman A Flying Christmas Tree. Binocular grip modification. Fire-starter hack.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Versus record

Ok

Posted by josefu0 9 years ago


How may I make a record player and/or record on records? ?

Self explainitory. Also, can re-create please, please, PLEASE!! Not comment here

Asked by Warlrosity 7 years ago



How do I reflatten a warped record player? Answered

How do I reflatten a warped record player's plastic part that the record turns on??? I bought a record player at goodwill & got it home,plugged it in & it looked like a tilt-a-worl. how can I get it flat aging???

Asked by bigmark 7 years ago


Record Ball Threatens to Crush You

It's a huge ball of warped records. OK, so there's not much on detail here, but just check out the picture. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Flugtag world record

Red Bull's Flugtag event is normally an event where the focus is on ridiculous contraptions falling into the water. But sometimes people actually do come up with ideas that actually get them some distance. Here's a video of the new record of 207 feet set by Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies. For comparison, the second video shows a typical Flugtag launch. via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago


Guess the album ? Answered

Hello, This is a very, very long shot . . .  When I was young I bought a second-hand record  originally from the 70's  or very early 80's . . .  I have no idea what happened to it but almost weekly I think about how to hear it again . .  I have stopped myself from asking in Answers for several years but today is the day. As far as I remember it had an album cover with a plain beige border, inside the border was a drawing of an art nouveaux type woman woman with flowing clothing. The theme was all Hari Krishna but not an actual Hari Krishna record. Lyrics such as  " there is a distant place called sweet something,  where silent  something something, . . .  Beneath a snowy ocean lying wide lies something something . . . " there was a lot of Govinda going on. I've tried looking for album cover on Google images. I've tried typing in all the lyrics that I can remember. No luck . . . any ideas anyone. And, no, it's not Kula Shaker, although I do actually like that track. Thank you

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 1 year ago


How do you record music onto CD's and then play them on record players?

 I own a gramophone would it work on that?  Could I play the Cd's on that?  Not sensitive enough?  Do I need a record player with a pickup?

Asked by rickonicko 8 years ago


Repairing a record player turntable?

I just bought a record player, and the turntable (round plastic bit) is warped from the previous owner. Is there an easy fix for this, or should I just buy the new turntable?

Asked by EnlightenedBread 7 years ago


software to record from tv in card

I have conexant bt878 tv in card and want to record composite video (yellow plug) i look for software that works in windows xp pro is free (as in linux) or free (as in not paid) + does not advertise itself in the recorded video etc + does not have any limits like demo software does not contain drm (copy protection) records in moderate to high resolution (not like 3XX x 2XX thumbnail video) and with high quality codec records audio too

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


I want to make my camera to record on sd card

Hi, i have a Panasonic  NV-GS35GC camera, and i want to record my movies on the SD-Card not on the tape...any ideeas ?

Posted by GFXMihnea 5 years ago


How to record tv shows on my pc without a tv tuner card? Answered

I want to record my favorite tv shows on the computer.Tv tuner card is unavailable in my country.Could you recommend me any wires , cables  that send  video and audio data from the Tv to the computer and softwares to record it.

Asked by Beduk 8 years ago


How to cut a vinyl record?

Hi. i wanna build a frame like this: http://www.greatgreengoods.com/2008/06/10/recycled-record-frames-and-coasters/but i dont know how i can cut the record. i tried so far a carpet cutter, glass cutter, i tried to stamp out with a hot metal but nothing worked. any other suggestions???

Posted by Stadtwerk 9 years ago


how to design (crease-free) vinyl records bowls without waves

Most of you might know the bowls you can make out of old vinyl records (like: https://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Record-Bowl-2/ OR https://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Fruit-Bowl/). But how the hell is this done: http://bit.ly/1g9PL1h AND http://bit.ly/1erfVBd a bowl without waves. Just plain. Any idea or insctrutable?

Posted by bigmacdaddy72 4 years ago


Is there any way to replace a preamp electronically? Answered

I have a record player and some records I want to convert to Mp3's but have no money to buy a preamp. Is there any way to change the settings on Audacity and avoid having to buy a preamp? Or is there any other program that allows you to change its settings and eliminate the preamp?

Asked by Schober 8 years ago


Jet Pack Speed Record Set

Over in Scotland, some crazy fellow has just set a new speed record for the jet pack at 61 mph. The official speed reading was done by some cops with speed guns apparently, although I'm sure the video evidence also helps. via Gizmodo

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Homemade Vinyl Record Cutting

I've always loved recording my music onto computers or cassettes and it's always been a little dream of mine to put one or two of them onto a homemade vinyl record. Obviously this would be very lo-fi but it seems like it'd still be a fun project. Anyone know if this is possible or if they've done something similar? Way I would think it could be done is to reverse the wiring in side a record player into a microphone of some sort and replace the needle with a razor blade with a blank sheet of the certain type of vinyl?

Posted by Rubits 10 years ago


record from micro wired pinhole camera to usb flash drive?

is it possible? and if so, how would i do it? this is the camera im using:  www.okbuynow.com/images/l/chinavasion-CVAJK-007-2-crd.jpg -thanks

Asked by mmcpherson4 8 years ago


1963 Electrohome Cabinet with Garrard at6 record player and amfm radio, how to upgrade speakers ?

I have a 1963 electrohome cabinet with a garrard at6 record player that works and the radio works, although it is not clear. The sound is kind of tin-y and not as clear as i would like. I am thinking of replacing the speakers with something newer, maybe car speakers. Thoughts, tips any information would be great!

Asked by SamanthaS185 5 months ago


How can i get my old record player louder??

I bought an old record player from a garage sale. It came with 2 speakers, each having 2 cables  that connect to the back of the record plaer. The player has 3 screws that you connect the 4 bare speaker wires to. (L,C,R. i just double up the center.) Then it plugs into the wall. Iv heard i need a pre-amp but im confused on which one to get and how it would hook up in my situation. Please help and thank you soo much!!

Asked by cme27 6 years ago


Car Camera (security) system

I've had my car knocked into when parked and could not find any witnesses to the incident. That set me out into the market and internet to find a camera system that can record about 12 hours when I am away from the car. Unfortunately, every system I've come across is a "black box" system. It records moments before an accident so you can have evidence. Anyone knows how to build one?

Posted by legan 10 years ago


Records Ahoy!

'Specialist researchers at the University of Nottingham say they have developed one of the fastest swimsuits in the world.Scientists at NASA tested the fabric using specialised computer modelling technique to track fluid flow.Swimmers testing the new suit have so far broken three world records.The LZR racer suit, manufactured by Speedo, has up to 5% less drag in the water than a previous model produced last year.Jess Sylvester, a swimmer who has been testing the new suit in Nottingham, said she felt "like a rocket" when she wore it."I feel fast just standing out of the pool in the suit."As soon as I hit the water I feel really fast, really streamlined and it just gives me confidence wearing it."Dr Morvan said: "We focus on the hydrodynamics of the swimmer in the pool."Ms Sylvester added the suit was so tight that it stopped muscles "oscillating and vibrating" which caused drag and could slow swimmers down.World records set with the new swimsuit include those by:Australia's Eamon Sullivan, who shaved 0.08 seconds off Alexander Popov's record in the 50m freestyleZimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry who sliced 2/10th of a second off Hungarian Krisztina Egerzegi's record in the 200m backstrokeand American swimmer Natalie Coughlin who broke the 100m backstroke record in 59.21 seconds.BBC storyVideo of the suit in actionOdd Speedo game websiteUniversity of Nottingham Press ReleasePast Olympic row over Speedo suits.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago



Car runs along at 376.59 mpg and gets a Guinness World Record

The funny thing is that this happened 35 years ago and the car that did it was from 1959. It's not exactly a consumer vehicle, but still impressive.Some info: - the vehicle was a 1959 Opel T-1 - interior completely stripped except for a plastic seat for the driver - top was chopped to lose drag - super-hard low-friction tires used - was driven at 30 mph - chain drive used to lose weight - the fuel line was insulated and heated so the gasoline entered the combustion chambers as lean vapor link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Is there a cheap way to make my own vinyl records?

Is there a cheap way to make my own vinyl records? Like, not just copy records, make new ones from computer recordings?

Asked by Eric95 9 years ago



How can I get web radio software recorder ?

I Would like to have a perfect software  to download or record my best program from web radio? Any help ?

Posted by AUsbi 4 years ago


Can anyone recommend a phone to use and record (for podcasts) open conference calls?

I've got to find a good, if possible not too expensive either, phone that I can use to have and record conference discussions which I can then podcast out. Can anyone recommend anything? Thanks!  

Posted by babykitten 7 years ago


Do I need an amp for my record player?

I have a record player and a set of speakers and I guess I need an amp, so I went to the pawn shop and the guy told me I need one with Phono. He had a couple for abou $120. Is that necessary/a rip off?

Posted by evml1 6 years ago


How would I Record an original song onto a Greeting card computer chip / transistor / speaker

I received a Hallmark Greeting card which played a song when opened. I want to record an original song and make my own singing cards. How would I do this? Does anyone know a manufacturer?

Posted by chipinventor 10 years ago


Any possibility to capture or record Blockbuster videos? Answered

I was wondering if you guys know if there is any possibility to capture or record Blockbuster videos and movies? I was thinking just the other day that it would be great if I could capture and convert blockbuster videos for ipod or something like that so I could watch some movies when I'm going away on vacation. Maybe this idea is far fetched anyways, but I would be curious to take a look at a couple of ways to capture or record Blockbuster videos, if these exist of course. Any help would be very appreciated.

Asked by dennistennis 7 years ago


Where can I find a good recording system for game consoles? Answered

Hello once again, it's Thergox with another screen recording question. Lately I've been hunting down a proper screen recording system for game consoles -- because the ghetto look of a big TV screen at an angle isn't exactly appealing. I am not concerned about computer-central games (Computer referring directly to the Macintosh and PC) -- it is things like the Wii, Xbox, and the PS3 that I am looking to record. Things like Dazzle or EasyCap won't fit -- I am told they are not very good at what they are meant to do. Things more like AVERMEDIA, just a little more in a cheaper price range. Please tell me what you know. Thank you, Thergox.

Asked by Thergox 5 years ago


Help Set A WORLD RECORD

Fire Fox three is going to (officially) be released soon. Pledge to download it on DOWNLOAD DAY. Over 1 million people have already pledged to do so. I just thought most of us here on instructables LOVE Firefox so I though id post this ! **im not trying to seem like an advertiser here

Posted by littlechef37 9 years ago


old school

If you like to stick out (Brianna) of the crowed you may not have an ipod or other mp3 player you may have records. wait a min you can't buy record players anymore but you can make one out of LEGOS! just watch the video! and its deffintaly not me! although i kinda look like the emo guy there LOL

Posted by Metal4God 10 years ago


Hello Can anyone help and instruct me how can I record my old VHS tapes in to DVDs. Answered

I need to store, keep all my old vhs movies and personnal records, in to cd or dvd, what do I need in hardware or software (free)  ;-) What it's the way to do it, please a Instructable it will be must appreciated. Tks

Asked by virefi 6 years ago


Steampunk Gets Real

As reported on New Scientist today, the British steam-powered vehicle Inspiration broke the previous land-speed record for steam power, set back in 1906. The fastest of the two runs was 151 mph, set on a dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago


The most powerfulest knex gun

I made a knex gun that is still in testing but can break through like 5 soda cans so far. So I was wondering what the record was for cans broken through by a knex gun, and if anybody wanted me to make an instructable for my gun.

Posted by Renji 10 years ago


Finding a New Stylus

I have an old record player without a stylus. The player is a Sanyo JXT 6440, called the "Stereo Music System", and the playing head/cartridge thingamajig is labeled "MG-28J". It used to work perfectly, however, at some point the arm was allowed ti drop down onto the turntable, and the stylus was bent, and eventually lost. Where is the best place to look for a new (or used in good condition) stylus for an old record player? Would it be more economical to dismantle this one and pick up a $15 turntable at the Goodwill store?

Posted by CameronSS 10 years ago


British Land Speed Recod Was a Breeze, Thrashes US Record.

On the morning of March 26th, on the dry Lake Ivanpah, The Ecotricity Greenbird driven by British engineer, Richard Jenkins smashed the world land speed record for wind powered vehicles. The Greenbird clocked 126.1 mph (202.9 km/h) , eclipsing the old, American held, record of 116 mph , set by Bob Schumacher in the Iron Duck in March 1999 at the same location.The fully-composite craft (the only metal is in some of the bearings) used a solid wing to reach speeds up to five times that of the actual wind.The wing also provides unwanted lift, so it uses the same downthrust technology as F1 cars - at speed, the 600kg car presses down on the salt-flats with a force of almost 10,000N.Greenbird website.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Ingenuity Needed: Cutting records with quality.

It's lengthy, sorry, but it's worth it! Let me preference this with, I know this topic has surfaced before. Most of the forums and pages are filled with broken links to information, sold out products, and are all around rather worthless to return to. I'm posting this in hopes it stays a useful reference point. For  a few years now, I have been looking at cutting disks playable on a record player. I found an 'ible a while ago (the original one I bookmarked has been removed) that showed how to make an needle assembly. It demonstrated making a record engraver by putting a staple through the center of a speaker. This tool kind-of worked, but had some quality issues, as well as speed. When you push to engrave the audio, you slow the table. Less pressure, less quality, more quality, less speed. The other issue I ran in to was keeping the groove tight enough to hold more than 20 seconds. I'd like to construct a device that will cut CDs in to records with a good bit of accuracy, and give a second life to mis-burned disks (as well as some ancient unsupported linux disks...driver disks...early Windows builds...AOL disks...you get the idea) Putting the proper spindle on a properly geared motor should resolve the speed issue on cutting. Having the cutting arm on a servo should resolve the length issue, my only quandary is quality. ~~~~~ So, the point of this post, and the thing I'd like to have some input on is, How do I construct a cutting needle, that will offer some quality. I should refine that a little more - something that is going to transfer bass well. ~~~~~ I was not eager to puncture a speaker, so I modified the original plans. I placed the staple in a layer of plastic, and glued this to the speaker. The plastic gathered more of the vibration, and funneled it to the cutting head more accurately. This did work relatively well, but I feel with a few extra minds, this process can be made better. If this project ever sees the light of day, I'll make an 'ible, and cite any assistance. -Spence

Posted by mr monoply33 5 years ago


Tape Recorder Ideas?

I have a tape recorder, but have no Idea what to record / do with it! What do you suggest?

Asked by Atomman 8 years ago


Which Phonograph/Gramophone models created the BEST sound fidelity & quality?

Hi, I am designing & building my own record cutter, and phonograph player. I am trying to track down which Phonograph/Gramophone models were known to have produced the greatest playback sound quality & fidelity? Specifically, which diaphragm design & material, and what kind of reproducer (sound box) design provided for the greatest playback fidelity. Are there any knowledge around which model(s) were known for this? To elaborate a bit, I'm designing and building my own phonograph recorder & player, but using modern materials. No electrics (still driven by a spring motor, and no electronic sound amplification), but I'm happy to use modern materials. As such, I'm going for the greatest playback fidelity possible, and I figured I'd start by looking at the best designed reproducer (sound box). If anyone has a better material and/or reproducer (sound box) design, please share? Thank you so much! Mark seegem@me.com

Posted by seegem 6 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


What is the best way to download myspace videos? Answered

 I would like to download some myspace videos and to convert the videos to 3 gp. What is the best way for both downloading and converting the files? And also I would like to have something which doesn't affect the quality of the files.

Asked by Millos 8 years ago


Another British Contribution to the World's Cultural Richness

For the clarification of our colonial readers, "pants" are what British people wear under "trousers". From the BBC: A South Tyneside man is claiming the world record for wearing the most pairs of underpants at the same time. Gary Craig from Whitburn put on 211 pairs - 11 more than the current official record of 200. The 51-year-old, who has dubbed himself the Geordie Pantsman, completed the task in 25 minutes. By the end, he said he looked like a "giant tennis ball". He began by putting on a pair of 40-inch underpants (size large) and finished with a 60-inch (size 4XL) pair. Speaking afterwards, he said: "It feels pretty sore at the minute but I'm just absolutely delighted. "I wanted to really crack it and give the Australians something to think about. I deliberately went one over the 10 just to make sure." He added: "The great thing was I had lots of people there to support me and that made a big difference. "I felt like if I'd had more pants I could have carried on." Mr Craig has so far raised about £3,000 for the St. Simon's Drop-in Centre for the unemployed and underprivileged in South Shields, as well as the Cancer Connections charity. Gary's own website, with link to donate to the charities concerned.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Cyclist Rides Around the World in 195 Days

In 195 days and six hours, Mark Beaumont rode around the world on a bicycle, totally destroying the previous record of 276 days.Some data: - He ate 6,000 calories a day. Since he's a vegetarian, most of that was plant-based, but he did eat some meat to keep his energy up. - His bike was worth almost $5,000 - He carried 176 pounds of gear, including a tent and a video camera to keep fans updated - He had gear stolen once by crack addicts in a motel - He hopes to have raised 18,000 pounds for charity. - Scariest bit was riding in Istanbul, a city of 15 million. - He rode through 20 countries - Was knocked off his bike once by a driver who ran a red light. linkvia treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Scarf of Hope to remember Peru's missing

This story is lifted wholesale from the BBC. There is something warmly familiar and comforting about the quiet chatter of women and the clickety-clack of knitting needles. Standing or sitting huddled together in small groups, the knitters dressed in traditional Andean hats, big "pollera" skirts and draped with a "manta" or shawl, form a multi-coloured feast for the eyes. But they have more in common than crochet. These women are some of thousands in Peru who lost husbands, brothers and sons in the country's bitter internal conflict between the Mao-inspired rebels of the Shining Path rebels and state forces in the 1980s and 90s. Each one is knitting a message or epitaph to their loved one the size of an A4 sheet of page which will form part of an enormous scarf which, it is hoped, will reach a kilometre in length. It is being called the Scarf of Hope and it aims to be more than just a symbol of Peru's estimated 15,000 "disappeared" but a physical reminder that in the majority of cases their relatives live on without ever knowing how they died nor where to find their remains. "It's like a piece of memory," says Marina Garcia Burgos, a Lima-based photographer who was inspired to initiate the project with two colleagues while working in Ayacucho. "Each woman chooses the colour and the knit of her panel. As well as embroidering the loved one's name, some also sew on a piece of their clothing or a photograph." But its significance goes beyond that. In the remoter corners of the Andes, textiles have been the clues used to identify exhumed human remains where ID documents are a rarity. For the women fortunate enough to have positively identified and laid to rest the body of an exhumed loved one, in so many cases it was by recognising the colour and feeling the knit or weave of the fabric wrapped around the remains. More often than not - as was the case in Peru's biggest mass grave exhumation and human remains restitution in Putis, Ayacucho - they themselves remember knitting the jumper or turning up the trousers worn by the victim. Read more on the BBC site.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


audio recorder

Dose any one know a simple audio recording schematic with a audio jack? the audio jack would be for recording.

Posted by minecraftpotato 4 years ago