Asked by nowyouseemenowyoudont 8 years ago
I have an old white xbox with a broken disc drive which if I fix I will give to one of my friends. The plan though was that before giving it to him I'd spray paint it red and stencil in the yellow the hammer and sickle onto the top. My second idea was then to use the steps found in this guide: https://www.instructables.com/edit/new?type=forumTopic&categoryGroup=forums&category=burning_questions to record the Russian national anthem onto the board, and then wire it to the power button so that it would play whenever he turns it on. Do any of you have an idea on how to go about wiring this to the xbox's power button?
Posted by gibby02 5 years ago
Asked by RedneckAsian 8 years ago
Hi, I recently purchased some 3/8th Bruce engineered hardwood flooring, and was planning on purchasing a staple gun to install the flooring (like I needed a reason for a new toy!), what gauge stapler would you all recommend? Bruce doesn't have specific instructions, it just says the staples should be at least 1 inch long. I've heard if you buy too big a staple (15.5 gauge), it will cause issues with bumps in the flooring, but I'm afraid if I get too small a staple then it may not attach properly. Please help! As a side note, how big an air compressor would you all recommend? I was planning on getting a 6gal, 2.6 scfm at 90 psi compressor, and just want to make sure it will have enough power.
Posted by JMH renovations 5 years ago
It just came up at work is all.... "staple my biscuit" Ready.... GO!
Asked by BeanGolem 9 years ago
How do you hang up your christmas lights? On our fence I used zip ties, but when I went to put lights around some windows, I saw the Window christmas light frame but I didn't have the right lights for it and used Duct Tape. Any ideas?
Posted by Yerboogieman 8 years ago
The way yall descirbe this is good but it shoots to soft
There's this guy on youtube named GatheringSticks made a working shotgun out of a Bostitch staple gun. can anyone look into this, possibly research it and build a less-lethal(and less-illegal) version of this? I can't access youtube from this PC, but the video is easy to find, just search "homemade shotgun" I had been planning on making a single-shot pistol from a Stanley staple gun that I have, but I just don't have the necessary tools... yet... and don't worry, my version was going to be for self-defense and home protection. also, if someone does make an instructable for a staple-BB-gun, I might use the basics of that for my "StaPistol"
Posted by FireLite MS2 6 years ago
I'm looking for a simple project, to make something like the Staples EASY button, but with your own audio. It doesn't need to be re-recordable and also needs to be a 100% DIY.
Asked by nilsfg 9 years ago
I have a car with a mechanical door lock that is broken. Hence I cannot lock the car door (drivers side). I tried to stick a couple of staples (from hasp and staples) using superglue to the door and body work with the idea of putting a padlock through both. To my surprise the superglue would not stick. Has anyone any idea how I can secure the door while the lock is broken. Thanks
Posted by anon_private 2 years ago
Not long ago, someone was lookin for solution to waterproofin wood box. Can't find it at the moment. Maybe someone else can find that thread. My experiment: Hot clothes iron  4 layers paper towel ------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ------------------- 1 layer wax paper ____________ 2 layers clear plastic tarp ============== Block of 2x4 [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ The layers of plastic fused pretty strongly together. Bond to the wood was moderately weak. This could be done with multiple layers, and only the lowest layer stapled to wood. Thus achieving strong bond to wood, yet no leak at staples since only 1 layer is punctured.
Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago
My submission is using only office supplies, but its not a artsy craftsy submission. The rules say, "It can be fun or functional, big or small- just be creative, and document your project well." Can a business card office supply entry please count!! Not just paper clips and staples are office supplies.
Posted by bryceronie 10 years ago
I picked up this bench for $20 at Salvation Army. It's nothing special, seems to have been built relatively recently but it was in decent shape and I thought I could salvage it. The thing is I can't figure out how the seats were attached to the frame. When I bought it there was a border of old material that was stapled and glued to the top of the frame. I pulled out the staples and removed most of the material but you can see the stray threads where there's still some glue. There was also a plywood square in each recess in the frame but it seems a bit flimsy to support one's weight. There doesn't appear to be any diagonal supports for a seat to screw into like I've seen in most chairs. Any idea how this was originally constructed?? Thanks for your help! -Carl
Posted by carlbaron 4 years ago
Does anyone out there know of good (preferably free) software for laying out the pages of a booklet on a letter size or legal size sheet of paper? It would have to be able to assemble the pages of the booklet (some upside down, others on the back of the sheet) that is then folded, stapled and cut to make a booklet.
Asked by Johenix 9 years ago
I need to know where I can buy a circuit breadboard so that I can continue with my online course please. Does someone like Radio Shack, Staples, or any other retailer have what I need for this course? I live in Winston Salem, NC 27107
Asked by slowboy57 12 months ago
Matt Richardson over at Make made an awesome button from the Staples Easy Button. When pushed, the reprogrammed button randomly selects a synonym to the word 'awesome', perfect for thinking of new (awesome?) words to include in a description when writing. As an added bonus, Instructables' own Scoochmaroo is (sorta) referenced briefly @0:20 Check out the video and make one yourself: via: MakeMagazine YouTube Chanel
Posted by mikeasaurus 7 years ago
I want to make a whole lot of epic office instuments. Wind instruments, percussion, stringed and all. I would like be able to make high sounds, low sounds and be able to actually play some music.
Asked by MegaMaker 8 years ago
I am having trouble with staples I use to hold the screen getting rusty and then leaving marks on the material I am printing on. I have covered them in packing tape but that gets wet and curls up. Does anyone have a better solution? Can I just paint the edge of my screen in a gloss enamel without it effecting the print?
Asked by trbdavis 4 years ago
(1) I live in new york and its pretty humid and it rains occasionally. would it help to put a tarp over it to keep out the rain? Because ive heard that it (the rain) can drain nutrients into the soil. (2) would the compost decompose the pallets?. (3) would it help to staple tarp or plastic to the out side? (the compost bin is the pallet compost bin by kootsman)
Asked by Greenguyh2o 3 years ago
I was reading this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-TI-Graphing-Calculator-into-an-Intervalomet/ and I was wondering if any has tried this on a Nikon D40. I don't have the link cable but I am sure I could find one at a Futureshop or Staples. I have a cable that hooks up to the computer and then my camera but it is looking like the cable might be to small. The port that looks like it might be the one, is the one above the USB port, underneath the hatch.Sorry if I am to vague, I would be glad to re-word it if you need me to.
Posted by Gimpded 10 years ago
Hello! Im working on a Staples Button Hack! but..... Problem that I have is that I feel like it is a Waste to scrap the original "that was easy" message. And the problem that comes along with this would be that I have to use a 9v battery to power the new circuit and the original button circuit uses a 3v battery. I'm not great with Ohms law but I do relize that I need a resistor but... i do not know if that will put in too much current into the original circuit?Would anyone know how I can calculate this? And does the amount of current even matter? -Thanks! Noobiefied
Asked by noobiefied 6 years ago
Today this girl was pinching my arm in this weird way thats supposed to hurt and i could barley feel it, so me and my friends put my arm to the test as soon as i started talking about the incident. My friend grabbed my arm with both hands twisting the skin in opposite directions (indian rugburn) dug his nails into it for long periods of time, stapled it, i put a little piece of glass into it (the top), bit down on it as hard as i could, and punched a brick wall. STILL NO PAIN!?!!?! wessup wif dat!
Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago
I want to make all these loose A4 lined papers that I have collected from notebooks into a book. I have looked at some instructables for binding books but am not sure what is the best way bind in this case. The pages have been either ripped from the side of the notebook or whole signatures have been pulled out. I am leaning towards just stapling them all together with a thick coloured paper cover. Your input on this would be appreciated. Thank you.
Posted by mednasrallah 6 years ago
Hello, I'm looking for some help in constructing a wood-framed mesh "tent" to grow strawberries. The strawberries are visible through the screen that's stapled to the wood frame in a tent shape. It looks like you can lift off the triangular "roof" to collect strawberries, prune, etc. Just saw this in a Sunset Magazine ( February 2009 issue, page 32G) as well as in someone's backyard during a garden tour this spring. It looks like it would keep the berries protected from predators. Does anyone know how to make such a thing? Thanks!
Asked by tracy phillips 8 years ago
Hi. This isn't a very complex project (not like some of the stuff I've seen on here), but I've decided to buy a few T-shirts for myself. Now, they're somewhat rare, as they're promotional items for a project that has since ended, and as much as I'd like to wear them, the only ones left are a tad too small. So I had decided to make them into wall art (as shown in this article: https://www.instructables.com/id/T-Shirt-Wall-Art/), but I'd like to do so without cutting or stapling them. If anyone has any ideas for how I can do this, I'd very much appreciate it. Thanks.
Posted by JamesB117 2 years ago
Seeking advice on good ways to secure additional materials into my journals- The journals I use are larger than standard page, so I can include cut outs and prints into the journal. But I don't have a good method for long-term "binding" of these extras. I've tried: stapling - messes up reverse page, tends to rip base page double sided tape - fails after ~1yr, tough for multiple pages at one time tape - " paste - fails, can't handle repeated flexing Note that none of these have been specialized products, just off the shelf materials. SO, any bookbinders, librarians, etc. out there that can share some professional suggestions? Gracias in advance.
Asked by CrLz 5 years ago
In my quest for weeding out my less than professional looking projects, I am in need to learning a new skill.Does anyone have recommendations for a resource on how to upholster a box? Key points including the box material is a thin plywood which probably won't hold up to staples (thicker woods are heavier and I have a weight restriction for this project: lighter = better). My material will be a marine vinyl (for weather protection) which does have some stretch to it - I'm also going to put a thin foam backer for that extra supple feeling.Recommendations for obscure compound curves would be nice too.I'm armed with a sewing machine, limited sewing skills, bandages and some scrap material.
Posted by trebuchet03 9 years ago
Ok folks, am trying to make a nifty dispenser for condoms (what can I say, we're newly weds and getting through them!) - should be pretty easy as they're a nice predictable size. Can anyone point to similar things or come up with ideas for a solution that might be spring-loaded, elastic banded etc to 'push' them when one's removed? Am struggling to work out how a spring might work as there's no hole in them like a staple. Elastic bands will probably wear out over time. Any smart ideas? (ideally I'd like it to work horizontally, so gravity fed's out) - Currently have a square tube of wood about 1 1/2 ft long. Many thanks in advance!
Posted by alphabeta279 7 years ago
Last summer I bought my '07 Jeep Wrangler. The previous owner had added some stickers and a spare tire cover to make it look like he had the "Call of Duty" package. That's not my cup of tea, so I took that stuff off. I would like to add my own design to the spare tire cover. I actually have the design ready to go on Photoshop. I though maybe I could take it to a place like Staples, have it printed as a vinyl sign, and then use a strong adhesive to glue it to the old cover, on top of the Call of Duty stuff. I imagine, though, that there are probably some adjustments to this whole plan that would help things turn out better. Any advice?
Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago
Want to make a mermaid tail of paper plates. Saw it in a magazine...the plates were cut in half and overlaid so the scalloped edges made the "scales" . Don't know if the tail should be constructed first then attached to the rest of the costume - which I haven't figured out yet either but am thinking either a long dress or a leotard top and tights, seashell "bra", Lady Godiva wig, seahorse earrings, etc. - or if each plate should be attached right to the costume. Separate tail seems easier and to make and easier to get around in. Should they be stapled? Sewn together? Maybe a little of both! Has anyone made such a thing or have ideas on how to do it? Never too soon to start building that next Halloween costume. Many thanks!
Asked by msmakadoo 8 years ago
I have some paper pieces that I laminated with a laminating machine - so it has that smooth tough glossy plastic shielding all around it. I want to glue the laminated paper together and nothing seems to hold so far. I have tried roughening up the parts to be glued with a file and super glue - no good. I've tried "Tacky Glue" - nothing. I also tried heating up the surfaces to be glued with a hot knife in an attempt to roughen it up and then glue it - not working. I thought heat might work, but I don't have a way to administer the heat to the areas without causing damage Staples work, but they mar the aesthetics - and in some places I don't have a long enough stapler to reach where I need the connection. Thanks for any info -foo
Asked by foobear 4 years ago
Hi, I have been trying to do the step-by-step tutorials on how to do the CitraSolv image transfers and I can't get the image to transfer. Everyone is commenting how quick and easy it is......well - it is but when I lift the paper I have no image! I went to Staples for some toner based black and white photocopies of my image. Came home and did everything it said to do. No image! Went to Kinkos the next day and the man behind the counter assured me that all the copiers were toner based cartridges (I even opened up the side door and saw the toner cartridge myself!). I made some more copies and followed the instructions for the transfer and still - Nothing! No image. I burnished harder, added more liquid, held my mouth just right...... What the heck am I doing wrong? I really want to do this for some pillows I am making for a gift for a friend....... Anyone? Help please......
Posted by mmomeny 6 years ago
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
- How to Make Your Own Coffee Single Bags - I discovered the most wonderful way to make your own coffee single bags using ordinary coffee filters! Step1: Take a single coffee filter 8-12 cup, and pour 1 1/2 TBSP Coffee into the round bottom area. Fold the coffee filter in half like a taco so that all the round edges meet, being careful to keep the coffee within the half-moon region that represents the circular bottom. Step 2: Fold the bottom right corner up over the front up and to the left as far as it will allow, then fold the bottom left corner up over the front and to the right as far as it will allow. The remaining edges of the coffee filter should stick up out of the center slightly flanged wide. Step 3: Fold the top right edge of the remaining filter down and to the left and fold the top left edge of the remaining filter down and to the right so they bring the top of the filter to meet in the center. At this point the top of the filter may be slightly pointed. Step 4: Fold the top of the filter down once about 1/4" to create a flat edge instead of a pointed edge. Finally, fold the entire top down like an envelope flap to create a "satchel". Finish by stapling through the folded top flap. If desired a string can be stapled to the satchel at the same time. The is a perfect coffee bag that prevents any grounds leaking out and allows for enough space within the satchel to allow the water to flow freely and steep out the coffee color and flavoring. I prefer to leave the bag in my cup and just microwave the whole thing for about 2.5 minutes. I then recommend you let it sit to steep for an additional 2 minutes to fully develop the flavor. These are ideal to make in advance and can be stored in ziplock bags and taken to work for making a convenient single cup of coffee. Give it a try! Jeffrey Bryant Bishop
Posted by Jeffrey Bryant Bishop 6 years ago
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
I iam new here and i was looking at some tutorials and i found the how to make a mecanical gun tutotial.I searched all over the and found these websites with tutotials bout this including www.rotteneggs.com,www.wikihow.com,and this one.I made my own mecanical gun out of: a PILOT pen not a BIC one.I chose pilot cause it is avalible on most countries.In a tutorial i read it said you can use pilot pens.Idiots. 2 rubberbands some tape(it is used to attach the eraser to the the body.Not neccecery in bic pens. ...................... Ok this is that parts that I invented not anyone else I. 1 1$ laser 2 a second pencil(ok i stole this idea from a comments. one super small handale.(like a staple but 1 centamiter loneger and harder. I am asking someone to make a tutoriol bout this(the laser the other pen and the handle) cause i am too lazy to do it plus i don't own i camera(my parents don't wanna give me theres)I will guide them on how to do it.Thanks.Please awnser.
Posted by reptie7 11 years ago
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 you 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 make the project resistant to the weather (if it was something to be outside for a long time). If you have to use a lot of cable, is there any good pratice you would suggest? When do you use connectors and what kind of connectors 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. :) Thank you all.
Posted by SgtOneill 7 years ago
I have no money "whatsoever at all under any circumstances" but i do have a load of craft supplies but i have no glue but staples and tape i use to compenstae things with --My question is;is there anybody willing to tell me how i can make my own cardboard Dungeons and Dragons board and paper chacters "i dont even have dice but i have made those from paper/cardboard while watching lord of the rings this morning"it is really boring here in east tenneessee where i live and me and my friends are looking forward to your response "Please someone anwser this one and give me good anwsers please i have picked instructables community because almost everyone here is nicer than family :D thanx a million!?.....ps:i have all the handbooks and stuff ive downloaded and whatnot i am surei have them all after 2 years of searching yeah im sure...
Asked by wizard744 8 years ago
I want to use some old, "giant staple-looking" ornament hooks to make beaded charms to hang off a choker, but I don't know what the hooks are made of. I don't really know anything about beading materials or jewelry-making in general. The packaging's long gone and they've been sitting in the toolbox for years. I made one charm and want to make more, but I don't know whether it's okay to keep using these hooks or use wire that's actually sold as wire for jewelry-making. Aside from "don't stab yourself, don't ingest the wire," I'd like to know whether this kind of metal can cause skin irritation or rashes or if that's an issue with any sort of metal (if the latter, is there anything I can do about it?). Unfortunately, I haven't tried wearing the charm I made because I have a bug bite on neck; the charm would brush right up against it. My fingers seem fine, though.
Asked by Selceta 7 years ago
Howdy, folks. Long time instructablizer, here... first time forum poster. I recently started working at Eyebeam on a project called Fairytale Fashion. It's focusing on demonstrating how to use some techy, geeky staples and apply them to fashion. We're making clothing that transforms, changes color, responds to touch, body heat, and even the weather. The project is being run by Diana Eng. You might remember her from Project Runway or her book Fashion Geek. Every week until the end of December we'll be releasing videos documenting our experiments, providing tutorials, and showing you how you can be a champion fashion geek and make fantasy fashion a reality. We're trying to involve as many people as possible; asking for design ideas, getting feedback our work, making sure people can build off of what we make. It would be awesome if you had any input, designs you'd like to see, or ideas on cool fashions to look at and reference and posted them on our blog. Here are the first couple episodes:
Posted by bofthem 8 years ago
I have a heavy old sofa, good quality, overstuffed, with a fully enclosed frame. The back is the same height as the arms, straight back that curves slightly into the arms, rather than meeting at a 90 degree angle. I want to cut one of the arms off (to mesh with another sofa, to make an L shaped seating area) is this possible. Anyone know any resources online to guide me? or does anyone have tips. I was thinking I need to strip back covering, padding etc. Cut off the arm and trip and resew/staple the wadding/covering back in place, but I need to do something to take the weight of a person leaning against the back that is now unsupported by the arm....I assume....I was thinking of getting an upsidedown T-shaped piece of metal made up, the upright part to be screwed to the wood of the back, and the rest screwed onto the frame around seat level....and then put back wadding/cover as before.what do you think. would it work?
Asked by edel 8 years ago
Hi everybody, I just tried the Galvanic Etching process described on Jake Von Slatt's website. I wanted to show off my results and offer my observations.RESULTS:1) The etch came out perfectly.. even details that looked WAY to fine to pick up came out clearly.2) The Inkjet Paper (Staples Photo Plus Gloss) took a bit of soaking to get off, but when I got a corner, It came off as one single layer.3) I had to re-iron the corners, so check those before soaking.OBSERVATIONS:1) a PC power supply worked fine for the etch.2) my Root Killer lists Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate... no noticeable issue with this versus plain copper sulfate3) Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate eats alumin(i)um... Using tin foil as the anode was a bad idea.. I went through three anodes over the course of the etch... next time I'll use copper.4) Electrical tape makes a great mask to cover the back and edges of your etch.5) Mr Clean Magic Eraser's make short work of the toner without marring the brass.and now.... the Picture. (this is before paint, polish & varnish, I haven't gotten to those parts yet)
Posted by gschoppe 10 years ago
Well I finally went clothes shopping, a rare occurrence for me. Mainly I was looking for new boots, my old ones have holes worn right through them in the soles, which are detaching from the rest of them slowly, the metal spines fell out long ago via the holes... My new boots are 14 eyelet NPS, they're great, though breaking them in is a little rough on it, along with that they're the most expensive boots I've ever had, Â£105! the last ones were around Â£30 and so were most of my previous ones, though I did once make a pair of Â£10 boots last two years, by stapling the soles back on with a high power staple gun eventually. The suit's a good thing too! we were in TK Maxx, a cheapish store full of loads of stuff, I've gotten some interesting shoes from their random buckets before, so they were first port of call while returning jeans I'd been given that wouldn't fit me... I came off with a two piece suit instead, despite owning many vintage jackets and a couple of pairs of trousers I've never owned a suit, or a new suit jacket for that matter, which is cool... Last one, on sale perfect fit on me, well the jacket's only a 38" chest so it makes it a tight fit but not uncomfortable since it has a little play in it. The boots are good and very solid but I'm having to get used to the big soles on them since most of mine have been smaller than that, they look taller than they are on the outside though so it's not too bad. I'm proud of myself for making a decision on things in a day, it's not likely me to buy clothes unless they're impractical or over the top, well the boots may be a little... Also I've decided to quit smoking, went to doctors office on friday having set that date and the fool told me to go on through the weekend and wait until monday, saying that can be my date... I wasn't amused, however I have one left and it shall be my last... Along with this I've got a few job interviews lined up, it's hard getting a chance at jobs in these times but it's a start... My quitting smoking is directly related to 'ibles - I want money to fund projects, and I want money to socialize etc. Next week I shall have a project that's been long awaited by many if I get the metal working done in tech... Speaking of tech all is well there too, course is brilliant and I've been doing loads of interesting stuff. It's seems a bit odd to be posting all this stuff but many an 'ibler has given me abuse about smoking, though it was far beyond their rights to criticize me personally or make irrelevant comments I do think it's about time I quit, 5 years wasting money. Anybody else any life changes?Notable lack of lovelife rubbish, it's too topsy turvy to get in to without a ten thousand word essay...
Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago