Is there a way to lengthen the plastic blade of the basic toy lightsabers (about 12 dollars)?

 I like how this particular model retracts all the way into the hilt, but the blade is very short, and in conjunction with my stature it seems even shorter. Holding the toy up to the light I can see that there is a lot of plastic that is behind the other pieces. Is there a way to utilize this and make the blade longer?

Asked by Brother_D 7 years ago


hall effect sensor Answered

what kind of hall effect sensor would I need to make an electromagnetic suspension device? where from?

Asked by sabre 9 years ago


Making a light sabre HELP

Hi I need a little technical help I'm thinking of making a light sabre type thingy so far I have sourced some opaque  acrylic tube a lipo battery and some LED strip  I want to know 1 if what I have sourced will potentially work 2 if not what else do I need .... Here's the tech 1 12v lipo battery 6800mAh, 5meters of 5630 12v led strip this contains 300 LEDs not sure of ampage, I'm crap at electronics but I really want to build this thing and just want a little input to prevent myself from wasting any more cash that I plan on spending thanks hope I'm not asking to much and I will post the build when it's done and tested ATB  MARK

Posted by mistathunda 4 years ago


Comments not showing :(

Is it me, or are comments, and the author tab and the related tab not showing up? Also, instead of white, only the top is white. The background is no longer white for the whole instructable. It is really bugging me

Posted by LvNo1000 4 years ago


video game controller for a micro usb cellphone (droid)

Hey guys! I have a Motorola Droid and I love all the games people are developing, but the controls are TERRIBLE! so I was thinking "I wonder if I could mod a controller with joysticks (Playstation or something) to work with my Droid?!?" Im aware that it would also require some kind of software but I just cant shake the idea that it would be AWSOME. Anyone seen anything like this or have any pointers for where I could get started?

Posted by sabre 8 years ago


Which firberglass and resin should I use for a custom paintball stock? Answered

I am building a bullpup stock for my little brothers Tippmann A-5. I have a rough model coming together using pink insulation foam board and some lexan for the trigger group. I obviously need this thing to be strong enough to take some punishment since it will be used in paintball games, but I have never fiberglassed anything before, and I'm clueless as to what kind of sheet/cloth to use and if the resin I use will melt the foam core. Any help is definitely welcomed.

Asked by sabre 6 years ago


High Speed Wireless for Fencing Strip

I've had the idea of trying to create a wireless fencing system (like what they use in the olympics) for my club, and was wondering if this is possible using AVR's and available (and fairly cheap) wireless tech. For those of you who don't know what this would entail because you do not know fencing, I would have to have two transmitters acting simultaneously that could send out signals checking for touches on a blade that would be received well within 40ms of eachother (the double touch time for epee). I would also need them to be able to send out two different types of signals (for on and off target for foil and sabre). I found online a project based off of rfid tech that claims to accomplish this and was wondering how effective this route might be? http://www.worldacademicunion.com/journal/SSCI/SSCIvol02no02paper03.pdf

Posted by nkraus1 5 years ago


ideas for k'nex guns

Hey guys ! between if you've heard of me or not, probably not, i really like building k'nex guns, and i have made a few decent guns over the past year. my best gun would be SABR (Sharir170's Amazing Bullpup Rifle, instructions posted), second would be triple S rifle (Sharir1701's Super Sniper, not posted), and third would be a full-auto rifle i haven't named or posted (it works on an amazing new mechanism that i discovered with my friend, but he begged me not to post it, and made me swear, so i can't post it or show it or even explain how it works (major soz)). anyway, i'm plain out of ideas, and i really wanna build some new guns, so if you'd like me to build something, anything, you name it, and i just might build it and post it. you might be asking yourself : why should i do this... i've never heard of this guy, and therefore don't know if he's any good, and he's not a pro member on 'ibles, so he can't send me a patch... all i have to say is that i've never given up on a k'nex goal i've set for myself and i just work on it on and on until i get it. and what you will get from this is the opportunity to build the gun you requested me to design, and get credit for the idea on the 'ible. anyway, if any of you have any good ideas at all, say so and i might build them, no matter how stupid you think they might be.

Posted by Sharir1701 6 years ago


Sharir1701 Knex Gun Videos To Be Removed

Hey guys! If you don't know me, this probably won't interest you much, so go right ahead. On the other hand, if you do know me, I just wanted to make a short announcement for the sake of clarification and understanding. Again, if you know me, then you would have known that I used to make innovative style Knex guns and I was quite the messy builder. I had a few good guns along the line (REMPAR, all S-series, M17s), and some pretty horrible ones too (SABR, FPMG, SAR5). I've stopped building for over a year now, and I'm pretty confident I'm not going to go back to it. I still have all my Knex boxed up somewhere, but I won't be using it in the conceivable future. Now, I'm sure not many of you know this, but I've started not so long ago, to be a small YouTuber. I post almost exclusively MineCraft content, of all shapes and sizes, and I am quite passionate about that. Now, the old Knex videos I have on my channel are all unlisted, so that nobody on my channel can find them, but you guys here can still watch them if necessary. For a couple months now I've been watching the analytics for my Knex videos and it seems like almost no one at all is still watching them, which seems very reasonable, as they're quite old and most people have already seen them. I don't REALLY mind them being there, but I would prefer to remove them, as I have absolutely no interaction with them, and as it appears, nobody does, really. So, I've decided to remove them from my channel. I'm not going to go straight ahead and remove them right now, no. What I've decided to do is to post this forum topic letting anybody who's interested know about this, and consider it for a second. So, my point is, if there's anybody who would like me to keep those videos up, for some reason, please tell me down below. I will make my final decision in two weeks from now, on January 15th (-ish). Just a little bit of advice, if anyone wants to see any of my videos for the last time, it would probably be a good idea to do so now, and that's also part of the reason I'm posting this. I'd just like to point out that me taking these videos down has no other implications on my Instructables account. All my 'ibles will remain as they are, but just without the videos. I'm probably going to forget to even take the embedded videos off if I do delete them from YouTube. So, once again, let me know if you really want me to keep them, if you're still interested, go watch them now, and lastly, have a happy new year and an amazing day! GODSPEED!

Posted by Sharir1701 4 years ago