Why did they stop showing Battlebots and Robowars in the U.S.? It was a great show, Every guy I talked to said they watched it too. I think they still show it everywhere else though. I liked the idea of altoid tin Battlebots, we should have a contest for it.

Posted by Jordo 10 years ago

How many of you are intersested in the 2010 FIFA world cup?

I want to know how many of you are interested in the 2009 FIFA world cup. Come and chat about it at   please talk about it.

Asked by EncasedDeath 8 years ago

does anyone have a good resource for introduction to microcontrollers? Answered

I'm talking absolute idiot here. like, imbecile. dumb.  I'm going to need to start from scratch. I just want to know the easiest and quickest route to this, be it a website, a book, or a class.

Asked by codongolev 8 years ago

What percentage of men have baritone speaking voices?

As opposed to bass or tenor ones? It's gotta be at least 60%. I ask because I'm a bass talker, and supposedly we're even rarer than tenor talkers.

Asked by bowmaster 8 years ago

Convert motion activated prop to timed/random

I've searched for weeks for an answer that doesn't require a PhD in electrical engineering and hope someone here can help. I have a motion activated Halloween prop (walk by and it talks, etc) however, it requires quite a bit of light in order to detect the motion. I'd like to either put it on a timer and/or just let it chatter randomly so that it will actually be useful. I love the phrases he uses more than  the prop itself and plan to remove it's electronics to place in a different prop. However, it's pointless if it remains quiet as we won't have him close enough to a bright light source to make him talk. Help? Thanks Elaine

Posted by eschmeck 6 years ago

What would be a good way to get introduced into becoming a sound technician? Answered

Recently in my Media Productions Class, we have had guest speakers come in and talk to us about their jobs and getting jobs and so forth.  We even had a chance to get Don Bluth (If you don't know him you will recognize the movies he has worked on) to come in and talk to all of our Media Productions and Art classes. Anyway, I've been thinking I want to be a sound technician, you know, someone who edits sounds and etc., I'm 15 right now, what would be a good way to get introduced into this profession?

Asked by Fizzxwizz 8 years ago

Professional Assemblers and Installation Technicians

Hey everyone.... The Savvy Tech... (Mike) here, I am a professional assembly technician and have been for about 30 years. Don't know what I am talking about... you have seen the stuff on displayed at the store that looks great but when the asking about taking one home, people find out it comes in a box and requires assembly. Sometimes the assembly is easy... many times, not! If you like building things we should talk. I am the founder of the United Assemblers Network and recruiter for UX Assembly. Check out this recruiting video on the UAN website. Thanks, MikeM

Posted by OhMike 7 years ago

Help using a Neptune FS-100 flow sensor with an Arduino/pi?

Hey folks, I'm trying to detect a flow in a 1" pipe with a flow sensor. The best one i could find was made by this company called Neptune (FS-100) It looks like a basic hall effects flow meter but i am trying to get it to talk to an arduino and I seem to be failing. It has a TRRS 3.5mm plug on it. I used a volt meter to determine which color wires inside correspond to the TRRS: Tip: RED Ring: ?? White ?? Ring: GREEN Sleeve: Black can someone help me figure out how to get this thing to talk to my arduino? thanks so much

Asked by saltyrover 11 months ago

Girl trouble

Sorry for long question: I'm 15, going on 16.  two, maybe three weeks back a couple of my mates met this girl. Eventually one of them started dating her, whilst the other talks to her regularly. As of yet, I've only ever met this girl once which was by accident and I didn't really say anything because I was with the mate who talks to her regularly on BBM, and he was saying everything. I've never actually been invited to meet her and some of her friends, yet my best friend has which I found slightly disheartening. I'm feeling kind of .. well .. left out, because whenever we walk home from school they go on as if they're purposely trying to make me jealous. I don't wanna ask if I can come with them to meet her and her mates, but I do wanna come with them somehow. This isn't a case of me fancying her, I just feel as if they're purposely leaving me out of things. I guess my question is how can I subtly get myself 'in' with their crowd without outright asking? P.S. I know it doesn't sound that big, I just more or less need some advice P.S.P.S The friend that talks to this girl regularly, he gets my bus as we go to get food for lunchtime. I guess he generally decides where the group goes on a whole. No heart felt talks or anything, but if you could just give me some desperately needed advice, I'd be really grateful!  

Posted by guitaro 5 years ago

DC magnetics motors and anything else DC

I'm having inventors block figured i'd try to get some other users talking about ideas for dc projects and i'd get a different angle on my work so please post.

Posted by Sessha 6 years ago

transfer cell phone messages to other cell phone

A friend of mine once played her voice mail messages from her phone to mine while we were talking on the cells. Does anyone know how to do that? Please help!!! Thanks

Posted by happy2baliven05 9 years ago

Top-Secret Mission

Listen. We need to head into space. And I'm talking far. I've always wanted to leave the planet to see who/what's out there. I have an idea of a spacecraft but I'm not sure about it. I'm also in need of space suit designs. Please help!

Posted by krujh2 9 years ago

Lie Detector

I want to make a lie detector with my Arduino. I know that when people lie, their skin is supposed to change its resistance. What kind of change are we talking about? I know I can monitor the light in a room with a photoresistor, but how would I go about doing this?

Posted by Login258 9 years ago

Instructables on New Hampshire Public Radio's Word of Mouth

I'll be doing a live interview on New Hampshire Public Radio's Word of Mouth Tuesday Dec. 2 at 12:30 PM ET. We'll be talking about The Best of Instructables and several projects in the book.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago

Public Reaction

Reaction from the girl who sits in front of me in English, who is somewhat introverted and doesn't talk much, upon seeing my shirt today: "Dude, your shirt is so cool! That's an awesome robot!" Apparently Robot has a fan club. Who knew?

Posted by CameronSS 7 years ago

Fresh Brains!

Quote: "I've promised Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall the brains to cook with." Question 1 (just for fun) Who said this and what were they talking about? Question 2 (topic reason) Does anyone have any good recipes for brains. I believe calf-brains are popular in some parts of the US(?)

Posted by lemonie 10 years ago

Water Wars

In this forum topic, the main idea is when and where you'll want to host a water war. Here, we talk about space issues, location, time of day, etc, as well as the design/construction of things that can be installed, like mines, bases, trenches, sniper nests, and turrets.

Posted by MattGyver92 9 years ago

Can we silkscreen acrylic? Will it last?

The slikscreen will be on the top of the robot, it is just the carapace. When I talk about acrylic I mean like lexan, plexiglass, etc. I just want to silkscreen for esthetic purpose. It will be on a robot that is indoor. No rubbing, no physical contact. Thanks

Asked by robomaniac 9 years ago

Look what I found in my junkmail (of interest to South UK iblers)

(I don't actually visit the dorkbot site, but they have a fitful newsletter)DORKBOT DORKBOT DORKBOT dorkbotlondon will be at area10, Peckham, SE15 5JTthis wednesday 18th June from 7pm map: Area10 is the white warehouse type building behind Peckham Library. Join us and enjoy the Julie Freeman talking more about her perversionfor dog's ears (now realised as the ICA commissioned, The People Speak presenting Peckham TV( ) a live envisioning ofPeckham's future, Moritz Waldemeyer talking about a recent project( ) and Mike Blow talking about his musical park benches ( ). Plus! News about the burningdork dorkbot camp, and opendorks (if youhave a ~ 7 minute presentation about something dorky, let us know on thenight). See you there! So

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

Who Does Well Around Girls?

Who doesn't have trouble around the opisite gender? Who adores the females? Who can simply go up to a girl and have a decent conversation with them without choking or talking giberish? Who finds themselves decent looking for girls to like? Most embarresing situation with a girl? general questions. I personally am ok (and mildly ok) when they ask me a question or need me to help them. I have never started conversations with them but recently a girl that i really have fancied has tried to talk to about tv shows with me out of the blue. :D:D:D:D :P:P:P:P:P I am well chuffed about that. Thankfully i have not yet talked giberish to a girl. yay! I find myself decent looking for girls for me to like and perhaps attractive for them :P. My most embarresing situation with a girl was accidently slammin a door into her face because i did not know she was there. oops lol. Base your posts like that. : P And yes i do know i am curious! Btw susposed to be pic of girls : / heh heh?

Posted by Baron A 10 years ago

Talking Clock

Hi Everybody, I'm new to the forum of inscrutables, but I've been bored at work recently and been thinking of things to brighten the place up. I've come up with an idea, but have very limited technical skills, if somebody could just point me in the right direction so that I could start this project I would be really appreciative and would post up pictures and videos of the final product. Idea: Essentially, I work at a pool where the lifeguards rotate every 15 mins, which they forget to do OFTEN! Me and a few others have decided to make a clock to replace our current one that would, every 15 mins make a noise, or say "rotate" to remind them to rotate on time. It would also be fun if we could have several different voices saying "rotate" of different employees. I'm pretty sure this can be done because I've seen clocks that make bird chirping noises, But I can't figure out how they work. Any help would be awesome, I really want to learn new things, which I think is everybody's reason for being on instructables anyway. Thanks, George

Posted by gkemp1994 5 years ago

I got comments on

  ..." I've added to your ke-words to make the project show up in more searches, but you are stuck with the original url, unless you can talk one of the admins into changing it for you. ..... Admin can you change my URL?

Asked by KresimirPregernik 8 years ago

want someone to help me in making some electronic items

I want to make a group of members who will talk about their ideas. They will ask  question to each other. They will share what they have made. message me if you want to join the group. or you can comment below

Posted by yhdesai 4 years ago

when making the knex circle ball machine by i_am_canadian, what does he mean by "hinges" in the parts list?

On the second step he sais you need hinges in misc, but i dont know what piece hes talking about. please, please, please help

Asked by the poodleo 8 years ago

Robot arm help?

A while back i saw an instructable that was a wooden robot arm it had a main arm and a second smaller one. the smaller one had a handle that allowed you to move it. you moved the smaller arm to program the larger one. anybody know what i am talking about?

Posted by pattyshaw 6 years ago

Remember Trebuchet's map?

Have you put yourself on it yet? least one member has mentioned that they can't find other like-minded individuals to talk to face-to-face. The more users add themselves to the map, the more likely you are to make new friends in the real world.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

LilyPad Port? Answered

Help!! Having the hardest time getting lilypad to talk to my Mac. Arduino IDE can see the board (both LilyPad and LilyPad USB), but I have only one port listed which is different then the one(s) shown in this tutorial. The sketch obviously compiles but I cant upload to the board. Any tips to troubleshoot?

Asked by Tedwardsmvps 1 year ago

Writer Group...( whats up with your work?)

Hello this is a place to chat about whats wrong with your work. whats up and to get tips and such.  Stay connected with like minds and have good helpful talks with people who have went through what you are doing. Have fun.

Posted by wolfHhowling 6 years ago

are these really capacitors?

Http://'m only asking because either the manufacture doesn't know what they're talking about or it's a battery with it's capactance measured in farads. The say rechargable capacitor. That's the only reason why I feel causious

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

AirDrop Irragation

Anyone  ever heard of this airdrop irrigation. Sounds pretty amazing, in the vid he talks about producing 1 liter h2o a day with a small one he build at home. I'm thinking the fan could be replaced with a sun pipe.

Posted by Arias Bolt 5 years ago

Collaborations that your arn't part of

I first noticed this when gmoon was talking about it. Something shoud be done so that you don't have to be a collaborator just because you are invited. I looked at my collaboration instructables and there's like 10 that i've never seen before.

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago

comments and answers

Is it just me, or has the robot separated the comments and answers on our user profiles? My number of comments rose, my number of answers dropped and my best answer % just jumped from 4 to 7. (yay!) My mum always said that I talked too much.

Posted by caarntedd 6 years ago

Cheap rotary tools/dremels

What do you guys think about these? Are they any good? Im talking about the really cheap £5-£10 ($10-$20) ones. I've always wanted a dremel but I didn't want to fork out more than about £10. Thanks - Josh.

Posted by josh92176 10 years ago

what can I do with an old razor phone?

I have a cell phone that I can text on but its broken. Can someone tell me how to use this old razor to take the place of that one. I am contracted with straight talk (Walmart brand).

Asked by sharrison6 6 years ago

what does it mean if your crush asks you for a date?

My crush asked me for a date via a letter as in we were unable to talk one to one..he asked me to meet at a place which is dark and kinda looks like a hall..where there is less people

Asked by shilkyk 3 years ago

when america goes down the drain and all hell breaks loose, what items would i need to have to survive?

Im talking things such as gas masks and things like that. and how i could make these things cheap.

Asked by doomday341 6 years ago

OFFF 2009

At the 2009 OFFF, International Festival For The Post-Digital Culture, I gave a talk about the DIY movement, and what drives it forward, which was part of the NERDFERENCES PANEL With Eric Wilhelm, Peter Kirn, Gijs Gieskes; curated and presented by Julia Carboneras.You can find a PDF of my slides attached below.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago

UK members : Open Source Hardware Camp 2012

Http:// In the north of England a day of talks, and a day of workshops relateed to Android ADK, Raspberry Pi (got mine, doesn't work yet...), Arduino, 3d printing etc etc. 10 quid a ticket.

Posted by steveastrouk 5 years ago

555 timer

I need help to understand how a 555 timer works, but mostly how I could build one. or if some ones willing to make one for me, i'll buy it, but it needs to have a ways to control it. well talk if your interested. I need it for a gate control for my SCR induction furnes.

Posted by Danielro10 9 years ago

Carbon bike

I have a carbon bike factory in china mainland and can design the carbon bike as you like .You can check the enclosed pircture which we produced for the customer . If you are interested in this ,you can contact me by Msn or mail : Or we can talk about this kinds of products .

Posted by russ110 9 years ago

Should I get an Xbox?

All the other kids have them and they always talk about them. I don't want to hear why I should get a Play-station. I know its a bad reason to get one but I totally can.  

Asked by Warlrosity 6 years ago

Batch project

I need people that can script/batch to bounce some ides off of. through ideas out and let them get heard, talk about them, ask for help, I will ask some things along the way I'm sure :D!! Batchers Unite!!!!

Posted by spiker 9 years ago

Dessert Contest Typo

On under Prizes, The Grand prize has a typo: "One Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad 2 with 16BG and WiFi. Winner will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack." The BG should be a GB (Unless you are talking about Beta-Gamma)

Posted by schumi23 5 years ago

Instructables and Eric on Revision3's Pop Siren Episode 3 - Jackhammer Headphones and LED Floaties

Watch me build Jackhammer Headphones and LED Floaties, and talk about Living an Aesthetic Life on Revision3's PopSiren.The Instructables segment starts at 16 minutes.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

Whats the name of

Whats the name of that dial switch thingy found on old ships, you know where someone says "Full steam ahead!" and then they push this lever all the way forward and it makes bell noises as it does it and lights up a little sign on the side.  Its circular, you know what i'm talking about!

Posted by guyfrom7up 8 years ago

Backup Cams

So, I was talking about homemade backup cameras for a car. And the question of legality came up. Do they have to be shut off whenever you're in drive, if so, how do the wireless ones that you can buy turn off when you get out of reverse?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago

How can I improve my self-esteem/self-confidence?

I have tried the books, the mental excercises, but either I am too stubborn or just lack the ability to have confidence, mostly when talking to women. What can I do?

Asked by Focker 8 years ago

Smash labs

I'm watching smash labs andbheres what I have to say: How do they get enough money for all that they use? They smashed dozens of cars, completely covered a trailer home in carbon fiber, and all that stuff?!? Plus I don't like the girl she talks to people like they're idiots.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago