Other uses for Second Life?

In an instructable I recently published (How to pick up women online), I have discussed how to make use of Second Life in order to beat Approach Anxiety, to perfect some pickup techniques, and to improve conversation. I know of a few second life players who have made use of the game in order to overcome their fears, insecurities and phobias, and to widen their horizons. It seems to me 3D virtual worlds offer a tremendous opportunity to acquire real life skills (for instance I also know people who have used second life to perfect a language). I was wondering if anyone could think of similar uses for second life, and ideas on how to implement them.

Posted by jackson reinerman 6 years ago


Notes on Specific Laws - the second Law

Second LawAn unsuitable thread isolated from replies will descend the list into obscurity.This is an "anti-spam" law. We have all seen threads appear that advertise odd things - trainers, dating sites, Chinese plastic-moulding factories - and we all agree they should no be here. It is tempting to reply to the threads to express our chagrin, but that makes the thread bob to the surface again, pushing more useful threads down.Far better to flag the thread and let it slide down the list until it disappears.In addition, this law can also be applied to trolls - if somebody starts a thread specifically to start an argument (as opposed to a discussion), or just to put another user or group of users down, then they are trolling. Those threads should also be allowed to slide.Addendum to the second lawSpam advertisers may be chastised through the Private Message system to prevent their thread's longevity.If you cannot resist giving a spammer a piece of your mind, the PM system is very useful - the spammer gets an email alert to your comment, they are aware of your feelings, but the thread is undisturbed.Similarly a troll may be gently reminded of the site's Be Nice policy via a PM. Should the troll decide to respond with vitriol, they are deprived of the audience they crave.Finally, you can help the site financially - using a PM to casually point out the correct route for advertising could, perhaps, result in a new fee-paying advertiser for the site.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Led 10 second light? Please help!

I need help building a 2 led light that when you press the button it only stays on for 5 to 10 seconds. i want to have a light sensor so it only works during the night. i guess the exact thing i want is like those childrens balls that when you bounce they flash for a few seconds. i tried buying one and wiring the two leds together to stop the fash but as you can notice my skills with circuits are non existant. please someone help!! 

Asked by rebeltruck 6 years ago


Valentines Day Contest

I doubt that I would ever have time to enter this contest but I'd thought I'd mention a flaw in the prize format for us pesky Canadians, and other potential areas of the globe as well.  I'd love to win a kindle fire, however they are not available to Canada.  Now I'm sure I could hack a work around for making the Kindle Fire function in Canada, but shipping directly from Amazon to Canada will likely be an issue.  Perhaps ship to instructables HQ and then ship privately to non-US winners (if there are any).  Or, offer a prize value, though I'd prefer the first sneaky work around.  Anyway, just something to think about, awesome second prize regardless.

Posted by iminthebathroom 6 years ago


What should i check while buying a second hand arduino? Answered

Hi everybody, i found a second hand arduino on a website.the seller is saying that it is a handmade arduino.but how?i think all arduinos are made in arduino factory.isn't it? it's not looking like other arduinos that i saw before on internet it's a "ARDUINO ATMEL ATMEGA 168 CHIP". isn't it? im waiting for your advices sorry for my english

Asked by McLightning 9 years ago


How to set up a repeating 5 minute off 10 second on circuit?

The title just about says it all.  I'm wondering how to do this with a 555 timer.  Thanks in advance!

Asked by aarroozz 6 years ago


Second Semester Car Drawings

Well, the second semester is pretty much over and I'm getting hit hard with last second work so I figured I would put these up now for some input. If you didn't see my first semester drawings please do, but if you did you know that my company that I band all these designs to is called Veloci. Veloci is the name of the car company I would own someday in the very far future. If you like what I drew and are going to make one of these, tell me. I don't really care if you do make one but I would like to see how it would look in real life or scale size. As far as the cars here I designed: A pickup truck designed like a Bugatti Veyron, Dboye82 's H-pulse concept, Ford Focus ZX3 with Lambourghini styling, a semi-truck, and my company's first golf cart! Please tell me what you think of my cars and if you have any suggestions for cars feel free to comment. I always like new/unique ideas.

Posted by JonnyBGood 5 years ago


Knex Ball Machine 2

Hey guys this is really old I should of posted this ages ago. I finished my second big ball machine called: Project JellyFish about 4 months ago now and I filmed it put all the clips together only for my mum to say it contained too many pictures of our house so I deleted it off YouTube. I have actually made a third machine that I am hoping to post under the name american coaster or something similar Fr-Pa-Co

Posted by Fr-Pa-Co 6 years ago


I need a simulator simpler than OpenSim. Read the details. Do you have suggestions? Answered

When writing, it sometimes helps to build a diorama of a setting. You can then place characters and examine key points from different perspectives. You can even act out the entire scene. Yes, it sounds like playing with dolls, and it certainly is... but it is a huge help to visualize an event so that you can really describe it in your writing. The problem is, a diorama can be time-consuming and sometimes even expensive to set up... and I certainly don't have much space in my home for one. What I need is a virtual diorama. For the current project, I wish for a house with several rooms, a back yard, a small section of street, and a small piece of forested wilderness(all can be separate)... so I need a program that's fairly flexible. First thought was to set up a local OpenSim server, but I ran into a lot of difficulty getting it running and getting content (i.e. props and houses) is a nightmare. Worse, bugs and quirks made it difficult to use in practice. After two weeks of setting up a virtual environment, I crashed the server during a backup and corrupted the whole installation. So OpenSim is not suitable for me. I tried Second Life too, because I figured I'd rent a small piece of land and build on it. Second Life has the advantage of having a lot of content available, but getting a chunk of land big enough to do what I need is too expensive for me, and all the areas I checked out were too laggy. Other things I tried or examined were FPS video games (with map editors) and the Sims... both presented their own problems. I'm open to suggestions on either. Anyway, this is long-winded enough so I'm going to get right to requirements. Here's what I need: -3d simulation with an easily configurable environment. -Simple to use. Need "duh duh" simple" -No distractions. -Little loading or lag time. -A reasonably good selection of objects and props such as houses, furniture, streetlights, asphalt and plants. -The ability to place characters where I want them. Here's what isn't necessary: -Characters don't have to have any animation and can be as simple as cardboard cutouts. -Doesn't have to be free. -Doesn't have to be specific to any OS or hardware.

Asked by DELETED_GuardianFox 8 years ago


Extraordinary online idea competition for a more sustainable future

How can we make the future of our planet more sustainable?This is the question the GREEN IDEATION QUEST is addressing in an extraordinary virtual idea competition. Become an active part and let yourself be inspired of various creative and immersive tasks until March 20 2009. The quest is partly taking place in the virtual world of Second Life and partly on a web platform. To participate go directly to the Second Life Location http://tiny.cc/ySTJs or visit the competitions web platform at http://hyvebox.de/secondlife/. Within Second Life you can join the group 'Ideation Quest' for updates or send an Instant Message to Rein Spire for support.All ideas resulting from the competition are licensed under a creative commons agreement and for every completed quest the University of Innsbruck donates Eur 5, - to 'Light for the world' helping children in developing countries to restore their eyesight (http://www.light-for-the-world.at/)!

Posted by green.ideation 9 years ago


Who does, has, or will own a Mini?

So who has in the past, does currently, or plans to own a Mini? I for one do. I use to not like them, then something happened. Don't ask me what 'cause I don't know.Join the group!https://www.instructables.com/group/minis/

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago


2 to the 2 to the 22 power

I recently took the pamel (pennsylvania math league test thing) and for one of the questions it said: rearrange the numbers 2 in anyway with mathmatical symbols to get the highest number possible. I though the answer was 2 to the 222 power The answer was 2 to the 2 to the 22 power Is this correct? I thought that you would multiply the powers to get 2 to the 44 power, now have the power to the power and get 2 to the 4194304 power.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


second laptop webcam ideas Answered

I have a dell 1545 with built in web cam i go to college and i want to record what my professor puts on the board in a reasonably discrete manner ? i have no cash and very little electrical knowledge would simply buying a second web cam be the best thing to do or what any hep is greatly appreciated thankyou fidgety

Asked by fidgety2 7 years ago


We must keep the Allsteps preference!

The title says it all, Allsteps should be a benefit when we register, Now we are going being treated like dirt by the system! We are being removed of all the basic features! What do you think about this happening? Do you think it is fair? do you think it Should be done? And do you think madness will occur when it takes effect?

Posted by ReCreate 8 years ago


Project Dos: The Jamalam's second k'nex ball machine!

Here it is. 2 days solid work and this is what you get. Project dos. Dos meaning 2 in spanish, it is an apropriate name. It has 3 tracks, and stands over 3 feet tall. (Maybe this should be my 3rd ball machine ;)) but anyway, watch the video, enjoy!Also, I won't bother posting unless you want me to, so If i get 10 requests I will, if not I will leave it.EDIT: The machine is posted! here it is!

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago


The Right to Bear Arms

UPDATE! I FIXED THE VIDEO. SORRY!!!! The new link has the video I originally tried to link to. SORRY!The U.S. Supreme Court recently passed a 5-4 ruling over turning D.C.'s handgun ban and delivered their interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.I've been waiting to link to this for a long time! Family Guy is awesome. The link takes you to a clip from Family Guy that expresses my view on the 2nd Amendment.NEW, Not bad LINK

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago


Is there an equation to figure a set amount of PSI to a recognizable, or commonly used force measurement?

What is/is there an equation to figure the speed a projectile travels, based on the PSI or force applied? What would this force be? k/h | fps | m/h | m/min. | k/min.|

Asked by PKTraceur 8 years ago



Does the 2 second image of the contest logo count as part of the 30 seconds?

Im thinking no, but Im just wondering in case.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago


is this a good hard drive?

Ok im running out of space on me hard drive and the spare hard drives i have are old and wont work is this goood as a second hard drive=P i have a p4 with windowsxp pro sp2 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4426054&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#detailspecs

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago


second cylinder stopped compressing

I have a Ford Mustang 2005 second cylinder stopped compressing how much it will cost

Asked by NaviS3 2 years ago


First or second

Which Arc reactor of Iron Man's do you like better the first design or the second design

Posted by Titanium Rainbow 5 years ago



220V 1000times a second transistor/relay?

I need a transistor/relay that can operate under 220V and can open and close itself a 1000 times a second. Does such a thing exist?

Asked by yonch 5 years ago


Open time? Answered

"Example: When gluing parts together with an adhesive that has a 10 second open time, apply the glue to one component then wait 10 seconds before mating to the second surface." Wow, I thought I had to combine the two parts before 10 seconds was gone! Am I incorrect?

Asked by queenopearls 1 year ago


Second program? Answered

I can't get the sencond program to run. Can someone give me some feed back.

Asked by ctheaux 1 year ago




3 How-To Projects In 60 Seconds - Eric Wilhelm of Instructables on the Forbes Video Network

Watch me demonstrate Jackhammer Headphones, LED Throwies and Floaties, and Marshmallow Guns in 60 seconds on the Forbes Video Network:3 How-To Projects In 60 SecondsMore news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Can you make your avatar in teen second life an animal/vegetable/etc?

 I was playing on my Teen Second Life account and I saw a guy running around as a cat. Can I do that too? How? Any help is appreciated.

Asked by Epeoples 8 years ago



Power supply fan in spinning in an abnormal way? Answered

I just built a computer that uses about a year old power supply and it one day I heard it spinning. At first I thought that it was one of the system fans or a cpu fan but it turned out that the sound and vibrations all came from the power supply and it worried me. Is there any way I can fix it? it starts spinning up for half a second and five seconds later it spins up for another second, then three seconds later it spins up again. it does this all the time at random intervals. Is this a problem with the power supply (DPS-460DB-1A), motherboard (Gigabyte Z77-DS3H and i3 3240), OS (Mac and Windows do this), bios? please help. thanks

Asked by tvsamuel 4 years ago


Around the world in 80 seconds

Here's a fun video by Alex Profit & Romain Pergeaux that travels the world in 80 seconds with a pretty clever way of showing the current location. You can see how it's all done in the end, too. It was done in 3 weeks traveling around the world and is a pretty cool way to document a trip. via kottke

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago





change language

I have Japanese mac computer. second life is run under the Japanese language. how can i change the language in second life?

Asked by addharmawansa 7 years ago


how to make a 555 flash a led on for 1 second? Answered

And flash off for 1 second too, like a car turn signal? (i am trying to make a turn signal for a rc car project)

Asked by zack247 7 years ago


Circuit that sounds 30 seconds of a music from a pendrive

Hi. I need some circuit that sounds 30 seconds of a music from a pendrive, when a bottom will be pressed. anybody can tell to me how must I do it?

Asked by fredebsb 8 years ago


in seconds as worth a mhs?

I really wanted to know to use a 555 timer instead of a crystal oscillator 16 mhs

Asked by ualbuquerque 3 years ago



Ds lite keeps switching on and off within seconds

I have just changed my boys bottom ds lite screen, now testing! but now green light comes on for seconds then goes straight off, so it wont power up. help

Asked by THERESA67 8 years ago


Mistakenly pay

Hello. Today I paid the account by credit card. But mistakenly pressed the "pay" for the second time. Money withdrawn from your credit card a second time?

Posted by Nikolenko 8 years ago


Build a circuit which gives a signal for 5 seconds once in every two hours. What components would you recommend?

I need a very low power signal and i need it for a duration of 5 seconds once in every two hours. If a resistance pot could be included to vary these durations(5 seconds and two hours), that would be great. There should be one master switch to the circuit which will switch on/ switch off the circuit.

Asked by Nikhit 8 years ago



Second program? Answered

I have tried several different times to learn electronics and have not been successful. Thank you for trying to teach people like me. I am a teacher, lol, not science. I was able to get the first program to work. Ya! I am not getting anywhere with the second one. HELP! I can get it to run.

Asked by ctheaux 1 year ago



Facebook login

Hi, I can't seem to get this to work. When I hit 'connect' it loads the permission page on facebook then closes it again in a nano second...or a very small second at least :. Help? 

Posted by marshmallowhail 6 years ago


SecondLifeGlobal.com is looking for Second Life Residents!

Active Second Life Residents we need your help!We have just opened an ultra clean free open forum involving the MMOG Second Life here at http://www.secondlifeglobal.com .Be one of the first to post and start off the community!We would like you please to get involved and learn about Second Life. This is a great way to meet new players, enter cash contests,learn and post tips for newbies and buy, trade and sell amongst other Residents.There is no obligation to join free even. If you simply wish to use SecondLifeGlobal as a reference that is ok too. So take a second and see what we are all about and we hope to see as a part of the SecondLifeGlobal community!http://www.secondlifeglobal.comThank you for taking the time to view this thread.Sincerely,JohnSecondLifeGlobal.com

Posted by secondlifeglobal 11 years ago


how do i wire a dual altenator in a 91 jeep wranglr for a onboard welder?

I already installed the second alternator i have a dual battery setup with one battery taking care of the jeep and the second battery powering a winch and air compressor i want the second alt to run the second battery and the welder but i dont know how to wire it up i have a ultima externaly regulated alternator help would be appreciated

Asked by chikenjojo 6 years ago