(newsletter) Stay Warm, Dye Your Hair, Water Bottle Bazooka...

Jan 22, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! It's cold up here in the northern areas and we want you to show us some great ways to fight the chill in the Stay Warm Contest. Win a sleeping bag!Reuse and recycle! Show off a clever and useful modification for a plastic bottle in the Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest and win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack!The Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest Round 3 finalists are up! See the 15 entries that have been sent on to Craftsman for final judging! Bottle Butterflies! by shortone Make Signs out of Cardboard! by Creativeman The Bytelight by Kipkay The Lazy Man's Pancake by mightysinetheta View the final 15! Win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack! Dominoes Table by crowdsourced Dye Your Hair a Strange Color by ladyada Make Your Own Bread by pmetro Water Bottle Bazooka by jeff-o Survey: HelpInstructables Survive this Economy! Stay Warm with the Heiny Heater! by jambhack Safety Alarm Clock by dylan2106 Upside Down Hanging Planters by DebH57 Sleep Warm Anywhere by Mother Natures Son Share your best way to fight the cold and win a sleeping bag! Make a new wallet in any colorduct tape you can find Easy DIY Home Automation by Stuart.Mcfarlan Easy Forced-Perspective Wall Art by jjijj Solar Pumped Hydroponic System by Tool Using Animal Copper Fire Log Heater by nepheron Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


How to make a small round warm white LED light please?

This may have been asked in a different format if so please accept my apologies. I have bought some cheap Tilly/Storm lamps that would normally be filled with parafin and have the materail wick lighted to achieve the glow of the lamp. I would like to replace the liquid based light with a set of warm white leds. I've also bought a small round adhesive/stick on plastic light unit to try and understand how they work. Having opened it think this will suit my needs in the Tilley lamp. Pressure downwards on the top surface of the light unit switches the LEDS on and pressure released switches them off. The power for this light unit is from 3 x AAA batteries. I would like to either make my own 3 LED light unit from parts but what items do i need and where do I get them from or understand how to replace the bright white LEDS in the light unit I've bought  for warm white ones but how do I do this? I believe that the length of the two stalks comming out of an LED indicates + and - but is the longer one +? Also when it comes to the small triangular shaped circuit board on the original how do I tell the + from the -? Any help will be very much appreciated as these Tilley Lamps/Storm Lights would look good in the garden at night as well as inside. Many thanks, Bernard

Asked by InvictaJ26 5 years ago


Singer Contest!

I've entered several contests including winning one a few years ago - the valentines day contest with my soapy beating love heart! (aparently the system for flagging it as a winner won't because I won before the system was implemented! nevermind!) I was very suprised that my first prize was shipped all the way from the US to me in the UK.  I'd not won a competition before that and was very happy to have done so from so far away as well. I didn't realise the rules had changed and the new 'sew warm' competition is US and Canada only. My wife has decided to make her own instructable for the sew warm competition - the prize was a big motivator in getting her to post.  She's not done it yet but will probably over this weekend.  She's completed her project on a 100 year old Singer sewing machine!  Just the sort of thing I would have thought singer might be interested in! If she was ever-so-lucky enough to win, I'd be happy to sort out the customs etc as I would any purchase from abroad!

Posted by tim_n 8 years ago


Complete Sew Warm contest 2010 rules? Answered

Ok, how and where can you read all the contest rules for the sew warm contest 2010?  Do you have to be a pro member to view the entire rules?

Asked by sunshiine 8 years ago


Staying Warm Caption Contest - Update!

Now that Thanksgiving is over and winter is on it's way, I have been brainstorming ways to stay warm around Instructables HQ. One solution that I am considering is to make one of those toasty Compubody Socks that I was fortunate enough to try on a few months ago. However, thanks to the effectiveness of this cozy privacy shield, I can no longer tell whether or not I enjoyed this experience. Perhaps you can help me to remember by adding your caption below?The best caption will be picked Monday and the author will win a sweet tape measure from DIY Network who is hosting a Cool Tools Holiday Blitz that runs from tomorrow (11/27) to Sunday (11/30). They will also win a virtual caption contest patch!Limit of 3 entries per person.The winner will be selected on Monday (12/1)UPDATE: And the winner is...The Internet is a series of tubes... Apply Directly To The Head - T3h Muffinator

Posted by randofo 9 years ago


I need help wining a bet my dad was talking about Korea and he said i wouldent last.

I need help wining a bet my dad was talking about Korea and he said i wouldn’t last he said it’s like going outside when its 20 out and wetting yourself with a hose so me being me i said i could so im gonna wait till its 20 out and wet myself and spend that day outside. What can i do to stay warm and make it the 8 hours???

Asked by Don,t try this at home 7 years ago


Stay Warmer At Night

We keep a kind of chilly house in winter . Sweaters and sweatshirts are expected, except for company.  In our area, we heat and cook with natural gas and that is cheaper than electricity. But the cheapest heat is residual from cooking . So a kettle is always on for tea whenever wished. And most nights we bake potatoes unless the daughter bakes brownies or something. And, in addition to that we will stick bricks in the oven. Come bedtime, the bricks get wrapped up in towels and put in the bed. where toes can cling to the brick and other toes. Best strategy for bricks is to bake them at 175 for a couple of hours.  Please spare the obvious comments, but please make other homey suggestions.

Posted by Wilmette 5 years ago


Global Warming Instructables

The Stay Warm Contest is requesting our warmest solutions to make it through the rather rough winter we've been having. In particular, they want to see our favorite low energy solutions. Therefore, may we post instructables about warming up the climate in an attempt to stay warm? Thanks, Purduecer p.s. (Since I know in advance that some of you won't appreciate the humor, you should know that this post is done in jest. You have been warned.)

Posted by purduecer 9 years ago


Green Fire?? Answered

I recently went on a campout with some friends and someone brought a bunch of newspaper. When we put a bunch in the bottom of the fire turned green. Does anyone know how that happened?

Asked by ExplosiveSillyPutty 9 years ago


Official Rules, Scoochmaroo Challenge: Stay Warm!

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Posted by scoochmaroo 6 years ago



Why are these doorknobs warm?

Hello world! I have a random issue that has been stumping my class since it began: the doorknob is warm. No other doorknob there is warm. There are a few other knobs in the room and they aren't warm, so I don't think it has to do with the heat difference. They aren't just a little warm, they are significantly warmer than other doorknobs. I'm in a room full of engineers and none of us have any idea why they're so warm!

Asked by stale56 4 years ago


Keeping food warm Answered

When I make my lunch, I do it the night before because I don't have the time or energy in the morning. But I have a dilemma, my food is never warm by lunch time! I need a simple and compact way to keep my food warm that will fit into my lunch box.

Asked by Fizzxwizz 8 years ago


Global Warming Confusion

NOAA released this a couple of days ago. Global Warming effect on Hurricanes. This is not what Al Gore told us. What gives?

Posted by Lextone 10 years ago


help with a 5-10v heating coil? Answered

I am trying to figure out how to make a heating coil that gets generously hot that runs on 5-10 volts. can anyone help?

Asked by zack247 8 years ago


Interesting Video on Global Warming

Here is a video of a show on global warming. I found it very interesting, and wanted to know what others though of it.http://en.sevenload.com/videos/UsTF3KX-aS6e/The-Great-Global-Warming-Swindle

Posted by Sedgewick17 10 years ago


keeping warm contest

Been three days and entry to contest has not shown up?

Posted by mrmusty 9 years ago


How to warm my battery in winter? Answered

What is the best way to keep a large FLA battery warm in subzero weather?

Asked by Godeep77 4 months ago


HOW can I begin my essay about global warming? Answered

All that i want is an idea of a good start for a global warming essay.

Asked by happyjo 7 years ago


Sew Warm Contest email confirmation WRONG!

I got this email when I entered the sew warm contest: Hi Hello Kitty, This is to confirm that your entry 'Warm Rice Bag' for the 'Sew Warm Contest' has been received and will be reviewed. The contest closes on Mar 6, 2010. 12:00 AM. Thank you for submitting your Instructable to the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest.  The contest is moderated, and so your entry is waiting to be reviewed. This process can take up to 48 hours. If after 48 hours or so your project has still not been accepted, then it did not meet all of the requirements for participation in the contest.  You will then need to make the appropriate changes to your project so that it meets the contest requirements and re-submit it to the contest. Requirements:  - Entry must be a recipe for a drink  - Entry must be a full Instructable with steps and original pictures  - If the entry is a mocktail, the title needs to end with "Mocktail" Thanks again for entry and good luck in the competition! Good luck, Instructables Robot

Posted by Hello Kitty 8 years ago


This is some weird weather

I live in (near) Windsor, Ontario, Canada. As we all know its January. I took these pictures of my back yard today at 151pm on January 7th 2008. the temperature outside is 69 degrees ferinhiet or 20.5 degrees celsius the same temperature as Phoniex, Arizona. this is pretty weird, Eh?

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago


Using a computer as a space heater?

Anyone have an idea to funnel the hot air from a computer into the surrounding air to be used as a space heater? Its getting cold up here and the only significant source of warmth is my video card.

Posted by emuman4evr 9 years ago


Global Warming

Okay I'm gonna open the global warming can o'worms. what does everyone think about that stuff? Cycle of the earth? Change in atmosphere? what is it? BS or the current greatest problem facing society?

Posted by wingman246 10 years ago




Pesky cat and warm air heating sensor

Hi, My dear little cat takes great pleasure in warming her butt on our warm air vents. I was wondering if someone could help me design/build a little sensor that I could place on each warm air vent. It would need to look inconspicuous and keep the cat away from the vent (vibrate or buzz when she approaches? - dunno, you suggest). Thanks! G

Posted by muddywaters 7 years ago


Global warming is real. Argue with me, I dare you!

I have a debate coming up in religion class on global warming. Would anyone like to try and convince me that global warming is NOT real? Any help would be appreciated. (Plus: I always love demolishing someone's argument with my Hammer of Peer-Reviewed Articles). :P

Posted by carbon 11 years ago


It's Snowing In the Spring?!

WTF?! It's snowing like CRAZY right now. IN THE SPRING?! It was warm yesterday! Global warming for ya.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago


Global Warming Leading to Possible Beer Shortage

According to Treehugger, a warmer climate is leading to shortages in hops and barley. If all of it keeps going in the same direction, beer will be getting more expensive to make and nobody wants that. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


how to build a better inovation for saving our world from destroyed by global warming?

Nowadays our world is getting worse because of global warming, so we need to be responsible and taking care of our world by contributing our effort with our creation and inovation.

Asked by arefizz 8 years ago


Do aquarium fish like cold or warm LED light best?

I am making an aquiarium (from an old tv, to be specific), and I wonder if the fish like warm or cold LED light best. The light will be their 'daylight'.

Asked by Stanaboy 9 years ago


Build a warming/cooling box for maintaining temperature range year-round

Hi all, I need to build a box about 75cm wide, 50cm tall, 50 cm deep, that will maintain a temperature range of 20-30 degrees C (about 68-86 F) in ambient temperatures of 0-35 C (32-95 F).  What are my best options for heating and cooling? For temperature regulation I imagine I'll be using an aquarium thermostat for the heating end of things.  What would be best for cooling? I am imagining a plywood frame with a plastic tray insert, covered with styrofoam sheets. Pretty simple stuff. It will probably hinge open on the front face.  I'll be keeping fermenting and sprouting foods in it. thanks for any help and ideas! -bs

Posted by bluescrubby 5 years ago


Is it possible to make a pocket warmer from part of a hair dryer? Answered

I have an old hair dryer and I know that there is something inside it which heats up the air. I was wondering, is it possible to remove that and attack a battery pack and case and have a pocket warmer or would it not work? Thank you.

Asked by KillerHoggle 6 years ago



INSULATION.. Any way to make ATTIC and WALL INSULATION with recycle Items ???

Anyone knows any way of making cheap or free attic and wall insulation from recycle items? I know of a company that makes it out of recycle shreaded jeans. But then with what will I shread them and what will I wear after shreading them?...lol It will cost me Over $600.00 for a 30x60 ft attic and thats the cheapest being on sale now at Lowes and Home Depot installing it myself. The spray on foam insulation cost an arm and a leg.. Then again I will need them for making my other projects.. haha. I'm sure someone out there knows a way of making it or may have an idea of makin it with recycle material.. thanks.. This will be a a cool experiment or may I say a warm one.. =- }

Asked by PitStoP 9 years ago


Source for "filament white" 1800-2200K color temperature warm white led's?

After literally hours, I can not locate small quantities of warm white led's with what is sometimes described as "filament white" color temperature. Most warm white LED's are a much cooler 3000K. Any suggestions? Ideally a 3 or 5mm discrete LED. Images of warm white led's are unreliable. A color temperature description is necessary. Anyone? Thanks! I received a sample of these, but their color temperature is actually much closer to 3000K. http://www.ledtronics.com/Products/ProductsDetails.aspx?WP=1922 2017 UPDATE:  2200K (and warmer) LED's are finally becoming more commonplace in bulbs, LED tape, etc... so I'm keeping my eye out for more component and project LED's to also include this warmer range. 

Asked by davidandora 4 years ago


Cosmic rays amplify sun's effect of warming and cooling.

Interesting article I read today. B.C Mud coresDoesn't fit with the current orthodoxy of climate science in the media, but it's very interesting.

Posted by royalestel 10 years ago


I don't have a wood surface to work on, how can I compensate? Answered

Can I warm up a Formica table surface with a warm towel to help the dough to relax?

Asked by Rosemariedavis0204 1 year ago



How does one warm the passenger compartment of an all-electric vehicle in winter?

An all-electric car does not have a heat source as combustion engine-powered vehicles do. Without the engine, there is no heat source to keep the passengers warm in winter. Powering electric heating systems would deplete the batteries, stranding the eco-friendly driver in unfriendly conditions.

Asked by brainwaste 8 years ago


Why does the water in my rice cooker only gets warm and not cook?

I have a 60 cup rice cooker with two functions, cook and warm. it use to cook just fine for the 4 times i used it and i tried several time after but the water only gets warm and does not cook the rice. what can be the problem.

Asked by CourtneyK11 2 years ago


Reducing cow burping 'is key to tackling climate change'

Argentine scientists are taking a novel approach to studying global warming - strapping plastic tanks to the backs of cows to collect their burps .source

Posted by ivan.veretelnyk 9 years ago


can't get in warm glass forum or hobby metal casters forum,help?

Have joined both groups but havn't used either site for a while and now can't seem to get in.

Asked by blindpig 8 years ago


Growing numbers of jellyfish linked to global warming

The growing number of jellyfish in the oceans has scientists worried, as they say it is an indication of how badly the ocean is being treated. They are showing up in places where they have never been seen before, and this is being attributed to a number of causes, including global warming and overfishing of the jellie's natural predators. LinkyI can personally attest to this one. I went to the beach and got stung by these little nasties. There must have been thousands and thousands of them swimming around. When they sting you, it HURTS. I had whip marks on my arms and legs for hours. Stupid jellyfish...

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Coming Soon: Sew Warm Contest

Planning on sewing something together to stay warm this winter? Then get ready for our upcoming Sew Warm Contest with SINGER. We will have some excellent prizes from SINGER to give away to any excellent project that helps you fight the cold this winter. All we ask is that you involve sewing in some way. So get your sewing machine and needles ready! More details coming soon. As with all our contests, entries must be published during the contest. Previously published Instructables are not eligible. UPDATE: Contest is live and can be seen here

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Can I use a solar panel, a lawn garden battery and some sort of copper wire to warm my garden soil for earlier planting?

I have a cloche set up but want to keep my soil warm at night inexpensively.

Asked by 9 years ago


keeping batteries warm?

We have 12v batteries to support our solar power.  our problem is keeping them warm when we are not at home.  does anyone have any suggestions?  we are often gone for work for 3 - 5 weeks, so we can't do wood or waste oil, and days without sun wont help our batteries.  this year it is very cold, night time wind chills below -10

Asked by mag1213 8 years ago


What can I do with warm (45 degC) air?

Hi, I got an Air-Con today - I'm pleased with it. The exhaust vent shoots air out at 45 degC - other than blowing bright paper windmills with it, are there any suggestions what I can do the warm air, given that it is Summer and I don't particularly want to vent it into another room - I did think about my greenhouse - any others ideas?

Asked by kevinhannan 7 years ago


how much heat does the warm side of a 12v thermoelectric peltier produce?

I'm thinking of using a thermoelectric peltier device to heat my body while sleeping during winter camping (I have a 12v solar panel and where I'm going it's always light out). Will the warmside of the peltier heat enough so that if its in contact wih my body it will warm me? if its too hot i'll just wrap it in a sock or soimething.?

Asked by leevonk 9 years ago