How to use Hoodia Weightloss tablets effectively?

I want to loose weight, and for that i bought Hoodia tables from an online Slimming shop. Although there is instruction accompanied with the tablets also ,I want to ask you guys based on experience or skills in this area. How these tablets should be used, How effective that can be when used in precise accordance of the mentioned plan. here is the link to the hoodia pills i have bought.

Asked by muhammajunaid 8 years ago

attaching hammock to a roofed deck?

Would it be safe to attach a hammock to a deck with a roof. it looks like the one in the picture below. the hammock would go where the green circles are drawn. about how many pounds can something attached to those posts hold . thanks and also where would be the worst place to attach it.

Asked by KawalS 3 years ago

estimate weight of components??

Im working on the conceptual stages of a weight sensitive project... but am currently away from my tools and components. So can anyone help estimate these two component weights:Electrical hook up wire per meter eg: 5mm and a 10mm LedThanks.

Asked by davivid 9 years ago

Could a light weight deck be built with large pvc as supports and a light weight material for the deck top? Ideas? Answered

I am looking for light weight deck building ideas. It would be used next to my above ground pool in summer and then moved or taken down when the pool is stored for the winter. The deck would be  approximately 6-8 ft X 10 ft. and would be about 54" high.

Asked by b red 8 years ago

how much weight can mdf support? Answered

I have a table i built from an instructions on here. but the legs arent that sturdy. so i was going to put new legs on ikea ones and replace the wood ones. i was wondering if i need support beams.its a computer desk 2 monitors keyboard mouse and 2 medium speakers or should i not worry about the weight and it will be fine without the beams? the board is 2x4 ft mdf the legs are about 27 inch tall

Asked by nightninja87 2 years ago

how do u loose weight? without ur mum knowin? thanks for ur help xx

Heey everyone i was jst askin this question becuz i don't feel happy wif mi body but mi mum doesn't want me to loose weight. i am not talkin loads n loads of weight jst a couple of pounds to i feel happy. is throwin up the best idea so then mi mum will fink i am sick so she won't give me as much?  if this is then plz leae suggestions to throwin up thanks alot :) xx

Asked by emma 2k10 8 years ago

how to gain weight?

I am pretty darn skinney, its just that i have a excessively fast metabolism i eat a ton, all the time im always eating at 6 foot 130lbs im not that big but i do eat alot huge meals and i do get exercise its not like i stay inside and play video games i dont even like video games i dont see why people like them so much but i do get exercise so how would i gain weight

Asked by BIGHAIRYDUDE 7 years ago

Solidworks shows Mass Different from Reality?

Hi, When I check the mass properties of a model it gives me some weight (mass). When I weigh the actual product the mass is radically different (about 10-15 grams). Anybody had this problem? Can Solidworks be trusted regarding mass properties? Thanks, Yair.

Asked by yairtzur 3 years ago

Is medium-weight quilting fabric durable?

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this type of project but I was looking to make a knife roll for a friend who will be starting culinary school soon. The one she bought for school is kind of dumpy and while it does the job we had found some great looking roll up ones online they were just kind of expensive. So i figured I could make her one for half the cost. It all seems doable. The wall I'm running into is the majority of my sewing experience has been stitching hems for Halloween costumes so my familiarity with fabric types is minimal at best. I wanted to make her a roll out of a fabric with a print on it and and finally finding the right one, at a good price point, I find myself worried the quality of the fabric may not be what I'm looking for. Basically what I found was described as "medium-weight quilting fabric 100% cotton" another one was called "broadcloth." I, however, have no idea what they are. The majority of no leather knife rolls we did find were made of canvas so I was hoping to make one of similar durability. To sum it all up I'm just wondering if this "medium-weight quilting fabric" is anything like twill, canvas, linen or musslin. I feel like those fabrics, especially the first two, would be quite durable for some like a chefs knife problem is the pattern I'm looking for isn't on those types of fabrics. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Asked by geekluve 5 months ago

Old Bathroom Scales--what to do with it/them?

Just got new bathroom scale(s). What can I do with the old one(s)? It has analog not digital readout...and is it SCALES OR SCALE??? 

Asked by winston1952 8 years ago

how to put weight on?

Yuh i am a little under weight just want tips on how to put weight thats all really any tips?

Asked by 8 years ago

how do you measure the weight of pushing on every pedal of a bicycle?

It's for a school project.. I thought the FSR sensor and arduino. I would like to measure the weight of a person for example 100kg.Maximum value of the FSR sensor is 10kg. I would like something more in detail if you could help me.

Asked by CristiZ 6 months ago

how to measure the weight of pushing on every pedal of a bicycle?

It's for a school project.. I thought the FSR sensor and arduino. I would like to measure the weight of a person for example 100kg.Maximum value of the FSR sensor is 10kg. I would like something more in detail if you could help me.

Asked by CristiZ 6 months ago

Where can I get lead (Pb)? Answered

I'm making a clock and I need 4 pounds of lead for the weight. I was thinking of melting some fishing weights down to make some ingots. Do you think that's good enough?

Asked by iPodGuy 9 years ago

Welcome Mat weight scales

I would like a welcome mat that would display the persons weight on an eye level digital readout [large].  I have people over a lot and I think this would a great way to start the ladies party.  I have  scales in small hallway and have beeen surprised at  how many people get on it. I love this web page and marlvel at the things ya'll make.  I am so envious. Gail

Posted by Gandr 8 years ago

Loosing 20kg????

Hi nice internet people. How may I loose 20 kg in about 2 weeks? I cannot diet or excessivley exercise due to uhm... health condition. Uhm. I would like it to be subtle, so not being ovious about it. I dont care if the weight loss effects my health in a minor way, but death is no good. Thanks!

Asked by Warlrosity 7 years ago

Weight sensor to act as a button? Answered

I had the idea for a prank I would love to try at some point, but I'm having some issues with the basic idea... What I need is a way to hook up either a sensor or button to a scale. What I want to have done is when someone steps on the scale, and exceeds a certain weight (say 50 pounds, just to make sure a pet won't set it off) it will act as a button, and toggle on a small speaker which will just scream at them. Cruel, I know, but it'll be a fun laugh if I can get it working. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Asked by DoctorWoo 5 years ago

Sensor to measure weight.

Hi everyone, I am stuck. I am trying to find a method or sensor to do what I want. Basically, I am trying to make a cheap flat weigh scale- light weight , flexible and portable (carried in a brief case or lap top case); thinner than using load cell sensors. I was hoping for a flat compression fabric , foam or piezo resistive pressure sensor, but have not found what I was looking for. It needs to be able to measure 50 to 250 lbs & fit on a counter. Does something like this even exist? Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thank you Appl314  

Asked by appl314 6 years ago

acceptable angle of deflection for temporary support

Hi, I am in no way an engineer.  I'm trying to figure out what is an acceptable angle of deflection for a combination frame and hammock support.  I'm thinking of using the the 80/20 t-slot beams.  I want something that is portable, easily assembled/disassembled for moving, and lightweight.  I'm go to make a box in our garden to protect our plants and when the corn is big enough, move the box around to make a hammock support(chicken wire around the bottom part to keep the critters out).  It's basically a box 6 feet wide, 8 feet long and about 6 1/2 feet high. 4 beams to make a rectangle on the bottom, 4 uprights(1 in each corner), and another 4 beams on the top to make it more rigid.  Chicken wire will keep the pests out but let me in to relax until the corn is too high and I move the frame.  :)  I'll put the hammock diagonally from pole to pole; total weight with me and the hammock is about 250 pounds.  It will be anchored to the 2 uprights with 300lb chain at each end. Using the angle of deflection calculator from, I found some beams that had 5mm deflection with 150lbs of dead weight in the center of the 6 foot span.  I thought that even if I anchored the hammock to the center of the 6 foot span, that would be 300 pounds, more than the 250 max the hammock and I will be.  And anchored in the center of the beam is the worst case scenario since I'll be anchored to the corners. But is that an acceptable amount of give in the beam?  It's not meant to be permanent.  I won't be in it more than 2 or 3 hours tops. Thanks!

Posted by BobR90 2 years ago

Arduino interfacing with a load cell w/code - PRIZE: 3Month Pro membership

I'm looking for a good example of how to interface some load cells I have with an arduino.   I haven't found a whole lot in that area here on instructables. I recently received a code for a 3 month Pro membership for having a featured instructible I made, and I will pass the membership on to the person I think submits the best, most complete write-up.  Deadline is May 31st, 2014, or until I find a good one :) Success criteria: -------------------------------------------- *Relatively cheap parts (under $20 USD) *Includes a schematic that can be built on perf-board with a plain-old soldering iron (no tiny surface mount parts, please) *Includes some basic code to run on the arduino for proof-of-concept that reads weight from the load cell. Here's some info on the load cells I have: -------------------------------------------- Rated Load: 5Kg Rated Output: 2.0mV/V±0.2mV/V Creep: 0.014%F.S./30min Input End: Red+(Excitation), Black-(Excitation) Output End: Green+(signal), White-(signal) Recommended operating voltage: 5 ~ 12 VDC Input Impedance: 1060±15%Ω Output Impedance: 1000±5%Ω Protection class: IP65 Accuracy class: OIML R60 C3 Thanks & good luck!

Posted by aka_bigred 4 years ago

whats the most effective way to loose weight? Answered

Being a little overweight myself, and seeing all those commercials, I was wondering what the most effective way to loose weight could be? Commercial products, eating healthy, or exercise, or all of the above?

Asked by instructors 9 years ago

Is putting weight to unweighted synthesizer keys a good idea? How do I do that? Answered

In my case it's a Korg X50. I can barely express myself with these keys. Any ideas on the topic are welcome before I screw my korg open.

Asked by cephalopoid 8 years ago

knex weights?

Hey everyone! I made a knex bailsong (butterfly knife) to pratice tricks for when I get a real one, But I would like to figure out what mass it is so I can compare it to a real one. i dont have a ounce scale around here or dont know anybody that has one is there a place online where i can find the weights because i cant find any thing online

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 7 years ago

Is it possible to use Piezoelectric sensors to measure weight, like a hypersensitive set of scales?

If Piezo is not appropriate in this case, which would be the best technology / method of weighing to use? I want to create a a hypersensitive set of scales which read up to 1 kg of total weight. But I want to create it as flat and flexible as possible. The footprint would be roughly 115 x 55 mm and be used to measure the weights of small foods for the prupose dieting, can anyone help me?

Asked by oscarpf 6 years ago

Need help removing weight off a motor

Hey guys i'm currently trying to make a very simple robot (2 motors, a battery and a switch) and everything is fine exept for the fact that the motors i'm using are from a PS2 controller, so they are vibrating motors. I can't seem to figure out how to remove the weights (half metal circles) that make tthem vibrate when rotating and that's going to be a problem, since i want my motor to have wheels, not vibrators hah... So if any of you have advice on how to do it i'd be glad to hear it. PS: i joined an image of the motors so you can see the half circles i'm talking about.

Posted by poolm 2 years ago

How are we able to know the variable of a Strain Gauge? Answered

Hi, for a school-project I need to measure the weight of an object. Therefore I am using an old weight-scale. The component wich includes 2 Strain Gauges has 2 seperated wires coming out and 1 other wire conected to the Ground. Because we can't find something changing when we measure differend kinds of things, (for example the changing resistor-value) we hope that you can help us. The two wires coming out of the Strain Gauges are connected to an Amplifier (TL081CP). The scale itself is a KRUPS TYP 841 ; 871-B Thanks!

Asked by zupperzipper 8 years ago

what does a Canadian penny weigh? Answered

I'm working on a model plane right now, a mig 31, and you have to add in the weights before you have any chance of actually knowing if they are enough or not. the instructions say to put in 7grams, but i don't know how many pennies i would need for that. can someone tell me how much a penny weighs., or better yet, just how many i need? thanks.

Asked by the poodleo 6 years ago

how much does air weigh? Answered

How much does 1 cubic foot of air at 1 atmosphere of pressure weigh? (and for the answerers, a google search returned conflicting answers)

Asked by revelae 8 years ago

I have quit energy drinks, cold turkey. Now I sleep a lot more....

My goal was to save money, and lose weight. It's working on both fronts, but now, other aspects of my life are being effected. I find myself constantly tired, focus is slipping easily, and I'm much more irritable than before, which is quite a feat I was hoping it was just a chemical dependency, but I'm almost 2 weeks without now. Safe to say, I'm viewing this as an addiction. I get in light exercise all through the day, I eat healthy and light (and often), but still feel fatigued... Any non caffeinated suggestions on how to boost energy?

Asked by poi_pai 9 years ago

how can i get my wife to loose 2inches off her waist in a week b4 this wedding????!!!!?

She wont shut the hell up about it so im am getting her answers.  

Asked by 420hops 8 years ago

Determining Distance With Math? Answered

Ok, I am only a freshman in high-school so I have know idea how to determine how high an object will travel at a given weight and size.  Does anybody know what this math is called and were I can learn it.

Asked by 7 years ago

Why won't my trebuchet work? Answered

Over the weekend, I built a trebuchet. It is two feet tall from base to arm, and it uses a 2.5 pound weight as a counterweight. It will only launch a golfball around 8 feet! It has barely any arc at all. Can somebody help?

Asked by schoonovermr 8 years ago

Need help from archery/ siege weapon people?

So im planning to make a ballista for a school project. I haven't learned all that graphing stuff yet, so how do i determine the range of a projectile launched according to it's angle launched, mass of prjectile, and draw weight? i suppose it would go somewhat like (Mass of projectile) x (n constant) x absolute value of ({angle launched - 45 degrees} x k constant ) x draw weight x g constant sorry, im not good at math. would it work if I just flung projectiles and recorded distances and graphed that? or would I have to calculate each thing seperately? please help 

Asked by picklepie159 8 years ago

idea for a simple and thin contact based sensor

Hello instructacles, I'm trying to build a simple contact-based set of sensors embedded in card board, paper or thin plastic sheets. I want to make a simple game for my kids that could detect/react to the presence/absence of some random items positionned on such a board? (empty glass bottle of coke, cereal box, shampoo bootle, you name it) Ideally i would use something like those books for kids where they have metallic threads "printed" on think plastic sheets and when you press them, it triggers a music. But i dont know how to print metal basically. don't really know how to get started. I was thinking of sewing conductive thread but i'm not really sure it would work. I have seen many attempts with aluminium foil (ex: but those are based on the fact that a human finger touches them (basically it uses the conductivity of skin), whereas in my game i was to use the weight of random objects from the house (in the 50g to 500g range typically) Any idea how i should get started ? thanks fourchu

Posted by fourchu 11 months ago

leg and arm weights

Will someone write up the plans for a HEAVY-DUTY ankle and wrist weight. I have been searching online for a company that will make custom weighted wrist and ankle weights but there aren't any. I'm wanting to make a 50 lb for the arms and 100 lb for the legs. I'm thinking along the lines of several iron or lead bars strapped together with a nylon fiber or other strong material. I've only ever done projects in high-school, where materials were provided, so I don't really know where to get the materials needed. Please help.

Posted by dhill16 6 years ago

Where is the center of gravity usually found in a sword? Answered

I'm atempting to construct a sword, and even though its mostly for show, i want to get the weight and balance right.

Asked by The Ideanator 8 years ago

Mario Party Tick Tock Hop game life size: How can I make this work in real life and not cost a fortune?

I want to make the Tick Tock Hop mini game from Mario Party in scale that kids and adults can play. Below is a video of the game. I figure I can use an arduino to run the random switching and speed of the hands. I just dont know if it would be possible to do this with the weight of the hand and the people standing on it. Any ideas?

Asked by ecsaul23 4 years ago

Lightweight Speaker Enclosure

Im coming up to the third (hopefully waterproof) upgrade of my longboard mounted speakers. Im looking for something pre-made like a square pipe or storage box etc, that i can use as an enclosure that has flat ends large enough to mount 6.5" PA speakers onto, is no wider than 8" and no longer than 2ft. It needs to be as lightweight but rigid as possible. Any ideas/links?

Posted by ambientvoid 7 years ago

What is the average k'nex pieces to weight ratio?

Like taking a random 100 pieces out of a box (assuming that commonness is a factor), and how much it weights. I'd like to know how many I have, but I'm too lazy... lol. Also, pounds or ounces is preferred, but I can find a calc for metric.

Asked by DELETED_Gilrostwo 9 years ago

Ball counter or weight sensor with relay to sound alarm or trigger 9v confetti cannon

Anyone interested in a bit of work...I could also run it as a competition. Apologies in advance if what I am doing in not allowed on instructables, but I couldn't find a place to offer this work. Peoplehour does not specialise in tech gadgets! I am a one man band training business in the UK. I am trying to find someone to make this gadget to work with my Gravity Ball Game. Gravity Ball is a two hour team building activity. Gravity Ball requires teams to design and build a construction capable of transporting a ball from one zone to another; the ball must roll freely along the construction using gravity only. There will be a shared zone that will require team collaboration, co­operation and coordination. Everyone needs to contribute to the overall team objective whilst ensuring their own structure functions to a specific brief and works correctly. All teams will release their designated ball (tennis ball, golf ball, cricket ball, squash ball. Etc.) at the same time. Each team ball will roll freely along the team structure, into the shared area and the fall into a collection container. When all the balls are in the container (and a specific weight achieved) then the Weight sensitive relay switch will detonate a electronic confetti cannon. Alternatively, an infra red or sensor can count the number of balls that pass at a particular point and when the designated number is reached, the confetti cannon will detonate The detonation will give a wow factor to the team activity. Considerations: I need a gadget, Arduino, raspberry pi or beaglebone that can measure or count the number of ball and then detonate a confetti cannon or sound an alarm • Programmable weight or ball counter setting • Maximum weight 300g-400g or Maximum number of passing balls is 10 • Work with standard electronic confetti cannon from Confetti Masters, alarm or Siren ( or Showtec electric cannons ( Message me if you are interested! Kind regards Canute

Posted by GreenflashUK 3 years ago

How do I make an elastic powered vehicle which will transport and egg 2 metres up a ramp with a 35 degree angle?

Basically, we must use an elastic band and there is no catapult allowed. The ramp is very steep and we can't use batteries or anything. We were thinking something to do with weights. Please help! We tried knex, but it ended up being too light. And it needs to go against gravity!

Asked by 9 years ago

Earring Weight? Answered

What sort of weight limit should I keep in mind for earrings to be comfortable?

Asked by TwelveFoot 1 year ago

The Transition to Veganism

Hey Everyone! The question of the week is: "What is the easiest way to transition from a carnivorous, fast-food diet to veganism"? Be sure to check out my new enstructable, "The Hearty Vegan: From Confused Carnivore to Voracious Vegan" tomorrow!  Thanks for your answers!

Posted by murf73 6 years ago

weight of 650 kilograms? Answered

For driving a weight of 650 kilograms what must be the rating of a brushless dc motor in an electric vehicle

Asked by dileepanvm 8 months ago

Does anyone know the weight of the Arduino Nano and the Mini?

I am working on a robot where weight is critical. I was wondering if there was a significant weight difference between the Arduino Nano and the Mini. Thanks!

Asked by DELETED_afw11 8 years ago