Who is "They"?

All the time i hear people say stuff like "oh they're making this" and "they're building this. But i want to know "Who is They"?

Posted by ThePregergater 4 years ago


Strange skies

Here is a forum to start off the group, and I really don't care if any outsiders choose to look at the antics around. I though we could start off with something a little weird, because -- well, I can. Here we can trade off strange questions of the universe and listen (Or ignore) the opinions/answers/lies others tell you. Well, to start us off, What do you think a star tastes like? The question has been bothering me all morning. . .

Posted by Thergox 5 years ago


wierd coincidence!

A commerciall came on for on for 24 just as i was hitting the join button for this group! wierd isnt it?

Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox 8 years ago


knex rbg with wierd trigger system

This is my rbg wit a wierd trigger system

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


Searching for the toy soldier melted bowl instructable, anyone know where it is ?

Need to find toy soldier melted into a bowl shape. Anyone know who authored this ? Where can I find it ?

Asked by triumphman 8 years ago


Wierd website shadowing instructables

Ok, i just stumbled upon this wierd website that shadows instructables. And I wonder what the hell that is. Is that legal at all? Anyways, here it is: http://airy08.com/

Posted by Sorunome 4 years ago


Mysterious Pro Members???

 For a little while now, I have been questioning one thing: "Why are there so many new Pro Members that never even do anything on Instructables?" When you go on the home page, at the right side directly above the contests, you will see that the website shows new Pro Members. The odd bit about it is that when you click on some of their profiles, you will see that most of them haven't done anything on Instructables at all. Wouldn't one of them at least have made a comment, or asked a question? I'm now wondering if the owners of Instructables are making Instructables Pro Members on purpose, trying to convince the others that if so many people already went Pro, maybe they should too. If this is true, they wouldn't lose money, because if they are making the "Fake Members", their money goes right back to them. Leave a comment on what you think, or if you have an answer, please tell us all.

Posted by zascecs 8 years ago


matrix maybe

See if found online that they have envented a extreamly wierd type of computer that works on matrix like codes which is kind of wierd so what else do you think needs matrix type codes for machines

Posted by bommber man 10 years ago


Exelent Bay Area Tech and Art Resource!!!!!!

I am in charge of the electronics section at urban ore, i welcome all of the Instructables community to come and use all of the weird esoteric tech i have laying around. you name it, i have it or will get it soon. I used to teach electronics in the arts at SF state and can help with problem solving your project mention this forum and i will cut you a deal on what ever you need. Andrew

Posted by bramerandrew 8 years ago


Knex not in _ bar?

Why is knex not in the bar that has the things like "kids, Green, ride, music" It doesn't make sense...

Asked by Bartboy 8 years ago



Wierd ( And gross) thing happened while making a hunting spear.

            I was making a bamboo hunting spear (Which I will make an instructable on soon), and when I found the heart of the stick, it was gross!  The inside was covered in this snot-like substance that smelled horrendous, and the sponge type thing that is usually inside bamboo was practically gone!  Does anyone know what could have caused this?

Posted by eulaliaaaa! 8 years ago


Going paintballing with my church

Saturday I am going paintballing with my church. We are going to Promised Land Paintball. Does that sound wierd to you because alot of people find it odd.

Posted by Matt21497 8 years ago


the new instructables page.

This new page format is wierd. it was easy to navigate through instructables with the old version, but now its hard. i cant even search up things like before. can someone help me to navigate it?

Asked by 2muchfreetime8 7 years ago



Polyacene Batteries

Here's some wierd batteries that seem like really dense capacitors. Does anyone know how to cahrge them? Do you just touch both ends to a battery?http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/products.asp?dept=1235

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Having problems with ARDUINO DUEMILANOVE?

 I send the code to the arduino, the TX and RX lights blink simultanoiusly, and then the L light never lights up. The PWR light is on. its wierd, because about an hour ago when i started using it, it took the code in fine.

Asked by led235 8 years ago


whats the fastest web browser on windows

I want to know what u think is the fastest and best web browser on windows.

Posted by max53389 9 years ago


knex uzi with stock

Well there are two uzis out there that are pretty good but most uzis that i have seen have this wierd pointed stock but nobody make the stock so here is this new uzi with true trigger removable clip and the stock. SO COMMENT IF YOU WANT ME TO POST IT!!

Posted by combatknex 9 years ago


Double vision?

Something a little wierd happened when I took a peep at the contest, some entries had decided to replicate themselves.... I don't know if this is simply an aesthetic problem or a serious issue but it seemed best to be on the safe side... It could also have something to do with some of the new stuff... The disconcerting thing is that the iron man one's aren't beside eachother...

Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago


'Futuristic' Furniture

Hey guys. Futuristic furniture. The future of furniture! Now, furniture is cool, especially when it is cool, wacky, wierd and wonderful! Take a look at some of these cool 'futuristic' funiture designs. When I say 'futuristic', I mean more advanced designs, more technically engineered stuff. Wouldnt you just love all of this stuff in your room? You would wouldnt you! I mean, who wouldnt?

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago


Does anybody know what I can do with this??

I bought this thing from my friend, It is a Flitefone 6 cockpit control unit. It is made by Wulfsberg electronics, Inc. It has the regular telephone #s on the front a POT switch, and some wierd serial looking plugs on the back. Watch the video. Does anybody know what I can do with this?? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!!

Posted by bwpatton1 8 years ago


why is pokemon so friend eliminating? my friends think im wierd!!! what's their problem?

I told my friend i played pokemon, and all of a sudden he said,      "pokemon, is stupid. you put animals in balls and throw them at other animals in balls. they make a drawing, that looks like a real animal, and spell its name backwards and call it a pokeman." whats so bad about that?!

Asked by kitskull 6 years ago


Guitar amp/baffle front cover cloth??

I need your help!! to find an alternative way of making or getting a front cover for an amp/baffle... You know the kind of grill stuff, I've seen, full metal grill, simple cloth, or a wierd hybrid... Any way, like some massive tights or something? any help would be great!!!

Posted by gavox 7 years ago


.... whoa ... oh, my, god!

Umm... this was VERY WIERD! so here i am, sitting at my mother's computer, and i got bored. so, i picked up my handmade slingshot that i made from 2 pencils, rubber bands, and packaging tape. i then made a paper bullet and loaded it on my slingshot, and you will NEVER guess what i saw. My ammo's path CURVED!!! AND THERE WAS NO BREEZE WHATSOEVER! now THAT IS FREAKY!

Posted by the_TRUE_LINK_OWNZ! 8 years ago


wat do u like to do to OLD cell phones?

I like to disassemble them. i then try to make stuff outta wats left. i also like to look at da circuit boards. i guess i'm wierd that way. seriously. i'm kind of a freak when it comes to stuff like lightnin', electonics, and just about anything that uses electicity. i will post another topic about whyy i like electronics so much.

Posted by the_TRUE_LINK_OWNZ! 8 years ago


How can I view all the hidden files on my computer?

I ran virus scan and noticed a bunch of wierd files, mostly porn and XXX files. But when I went to the directory that they were supposedly listed under, they weren't there. I went into TOOLS and then FILE OPTIONS and selected VIEW HIDDEN FILES. But they still weren't there. Why can't I see the files so that I can manually delete them? I think there is a bunch of hidden stuff there that is slowing down my computer.

Asked by Packers Widow 8 years ago


Looking for crushed cow picture, please help.

First of all, it's not what it sounds like! Well, maybe it is. In my geology class today, we were told that there was once a cow that had fallen into an exposed part of the San Andreas fault, then the fault closed up.....leaving only the tail above ground. We were challenged to find this picture, and i've gone 40+ pages into a google search, i've looked through the list of wierd topics on wikipedia (and had a damn good laugh), but i've not found what i was looking for. Can anyone help? Can any of you either post the picture here, or post a link to a site where i can find it?

Posted by Vendigroth 10 years ago


Strange sound on my Nerf Hailfire-what is it? Answered

Hello! Nerfrock' here! Just recently I decided to fire up my good old Nerf Hailfire again-but this time, something was different. When I pulled the acceleration trigger, the motor started up fine, but when it got up to full speed, it started making this wierd vibrating  sound as if it were a motorcycle being pedaled up and down. Even with all my Nerf modding experience, I am baffled... Does any other nerfer (or anyone in general) know what it is? Do I just need to change the batteries, or is it something else (I hope not) . Thanks! -Nerfrock'

Asked by nerfrocketeer 4 years ago


airsoft + vex robot

Ok i have avex robotics kit right. and i want to put a airsoft gun on it. the robot now is like a 4 weeled car. and i have a place to mount and stuff but i dont know how to make it fire by remote control of any kind. First i tried the little controller tht my sercos plugg in thinking tht when i press the accelerator it would send a signal to the servo at tht time but its not like tht. Its is wierd it has a constant voltage and the servo sorts out when it gets fm signal to move. Also is there a way i can use a wirless xbox controller the old ones?? OR ANY OTHER IDEAS PLEASE HELP?!!

Posted by fretmelter 11 years ago


old phone? Answered

Today i was given a old phone. but its certainly a different phone, it has a cord, but the end on the cord is the same as one from a internet cord, but when i plug it in to a computer it has no effect. i think it might be a 'bag phone', all i know is its made by motorola. instead of trying to figure it out, i figured i would strip it down for parts, but other than the speakers, microphone, leds and a magnetic reed switch there isnt much. one thing that really interests me is the lcd screen it has, there arent very many pins connecting it to the board, it has a microship embedded of the back of the lcd board, covered in that wierd glue. does anyone know how i can reuse the lcd? would i need an arduino for it?

Asked by zack247 7 years ago


Solar charger in altoids tin for 9v??

Well, if you have seen the altoids solar battery charger, and the altoids 9v usb charger, then you must have thought, "why not put em together???". Now, Im not electronics buff, but I'd be willing to bet that since the 9v charger instructable is so small, that it could be incorperated with the solar panel kit. Now, my question is, would i have to do anything ridiculous to convert the solar charger (which is ment to charge 2 AA batterys) into a 9v usb charger w/solar panel while still being inside an altoids tin. PS: I still don't know why I have this wierd fascination with altoids tin DIYs, but I do...

Posted by altoidsrox 10 years ago


LED project

I am looking to create  an array of LED's attached to switches. There will be 14 LED's in total. 3 green LED's attached to a single 2-way switch, 8 red LED's attached in pairs to 4 3-way switches, and 3 white LED's attached to 3 more 2-way switches (3 seperate 1 switch:1 LED set ups. Nothing wierd or fancy there). I'd like it all to run off a single power source, light powered would be best, but if that turns out to be too complicated I'll settle for battery powered. My questions are: What kind of power source will I need to use? How is the best way to wire it? and What sort of equipment will I need (resistors, capacitors, etc)?

Posted by T-Prime 6 years ago


Homemade un-breakable glass???

Ok, so there's a hurricane coming, and my friend said he's taping his windows. so i'm like: wtf is taping your windows? and he says covering your windows in tape makes them more durable to shattering, if you use masking tape. Masking tape? he said it was some trick that was very well known... he called me an idiot... i got all confused why he expected me to know... i argued why i should know, then he hung up, and got all pissed at me for some wierd reason...so i just need to know: what's the deal with this trick i've never heard of?

Posted by AnarchistAsian 9 years ago


Finally my website's completed.

So I've finished updating my site the only thing left unfinished is the photos section but that'll take a while, other than that it's done and dusted, updated with all my newer instructables and from now on I'll be updating weekly with news and new instructables, along with any interesting stuff I happen upon throughout my week.my site please give me some feedback on the design and content, I'll get more stuff up and add new features as and when I can...Please note that the site may update slowly, the server file refreshing is slow but the response time is great so I can live with it... right now it's a kind of wierd mix on the menu that looks really confusing but you'll see the whole thing

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago


anyone in the LA area interested in kitebuggying this weekend?

So, some friends and I have built two racing kitebuggies, a kite-powered hovercraft and sewn a couple kites. We're going out to the mojave desert this saturday to play with em. We'd like to get more people into building their own kites and various kite-powered vehicles, and if you're in the LA area, we'd love for you to come along. If you've never kitesurfed/buggied/etc before, no worries, we'll teach you. It's a lot of fun, and I hope you can make it.We're going to El Mirage dry lakebed, about an hour and a half east of LA and meeting up there around 2pm saturday. mapHere's one of the buggies we're taking with uspictures from the last time we went outthe hoverproa, the wierd outrigger sailing hovercraft we're takingcall me at 919.609.8744 or email alexis@idealab.com if you want more info.

Posted by prank 10 years ago


TVIKT entry: SKAK

Hey! This is my entry for The Very Important K'nex Tournament! The Small Knex Assault Kit!!!!!!! This gun features a variety of add-ons such as: 2 scopes, vertical grip, and a laser pointer.   First pic.-old stock              second pic.-new stock(sorry bout the blur)        which do you like better? Pros: small piece effeceint lightwieght comfy stock good range(35-40 feet) good accuracy(30 feet) removable mags Cons:  not the best accuracy/range   If you would like me to P0$T, just drop a comment below! See video for details. If you can't view the video, YOUR LOSS!!!!! I can not lose points for the video not being able to be viewed. I did make a video showing all the qualities of this gun. I can view it. Just because you can't doesn't mean I didnt make one! FYI: The mis shot in the video is only because of the wierd angle that I was shooting from.

Posted by chopstx 8 years ago


LED TO MUSIC HELP?

So as you can see in the video at the end of both songs I am having a issue with it cutting/shorting out. All i can think of is the tip31 transistors im using are overheating maybe? but what is really wierd is it shorts back to the speakers?? I have one transistor driving the blue leds and one driving the red leds. the red leds are being powered by a 9v supply and the blue is 15v( dont remember the MA but they both provide plenty. They are wall warts. When i  plug in the 9v power supply it makes a high pitch buzzing noise.... If anyone has any pinters i would appreciate it. Thinking of adding more transistors.... I cant figure out how to link it so just copy paste the link below into your browser... https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=4627718865303&saved and i'm following this diagram cause it does not have a switch like the others. https://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-Leds-to-Music-multipurpose/

Asked by ARGMISTER 5 years ago


making a bridge on a sledge ?

I know thats a wierd title but i have an explanation. i reckon its going to snow soon and to get to the best hill me and my freinds have to cross a frozen stream about a foot wide but 6 foot at the top of the v shape its in  we cant jump like we would any other time of year because of the sledges weight we couldnt get far enough and we`d land on the stream and get very cold. so is there any way that anyone can suggest of atatching a bridge to my sledge (a bit like the mt 72 tank principle). four main criteria are:lightweight ,removable,cheap and 3 foot long(the sledge is already three of the six foot) i have an idea but its heavy.the sledge is wooden and has an 8inch by 3 foot space underneath and is about a foot off the ground.all ideas are welcome! please help.thanks ,wood wizard. UPDATE i have limited wood can anyone suggest a design where the bit of the sledge where you sit becomes part of the walkway. also im getting two of the desgns ive thought of on my site : http://my-site-me.webs.com/

Asked by wood wizard 5 years ago


New Knex Car 2

I know how to make a car that has two mini block trigger gun on the top that shoot off while driving on its own. With the use of a non strechy string. Lets say you have about 16 in. of string. And you put the two guns in the back of your car.You can wrap one end of the string to the block trigger gun's trigger(that sounds wierd). and the other end of the string to the back rod that has the back wheels. When it starts to go the string will begin to wrap around the back rod until all the string has been used. The string begins to get tight. For the car to go any further its gotta pull down on that string, so it pulls it down and the guns fire. DISAVANTAGES: 1. Right after it fires the car cant travel any further. 2. Probobly a pain in the butt to reset. 3. Not sure if it fires that far. 4. I havnt even finished it yet, so im not sure if it even works. ADVANTAGES: 1. There hasnt been any thing like this posted before. 2. It can have up to like a lot of guns. Thank you for reading this forum. I hope you understand. I dont have any pics for 2 reasons: 1. Im on vacation. 2. Its not finished yet. If I have any mispellings please tell me and I will fix them.

Posted by fobblewabble 10 years ago


My New-ish Sniper

Well, a few people knew about this, and I finally got around to putting up some pics. It has a new-ish handle that is really simple yet comfy, a new-ish handgrip that is simple yet comfy, a new-ish barrel that is out of the norm, a removable red rod mag, nine connectors of friction and a full black rod of ram pullback, a true trigger(duh), and a swinging bipod that attatches to the barrel when not in use. That's it for the pros. Now, it's rather bulky, it has so-so power(though I never really went for that), the barrel is sorta flimsy(workin on that), the trigger tends to not take too much pressure(workin on that), and the stock is wierd lookin. That's it for the cons. Yes, yes,yes,yes I know my camera is crappy....it's too bright in all lighting.... Ironically, I finished this two days before school starts, so I don't know when I'd be able to post it, if I intended to...but say your thoughts on it anyway.... Oh, and by the way, if you fell like leaving a random or off topic comment, I'm no Nazi *cough*TheDunkis*cough*.... I got to type this all over again, because it would seem that the first time, the pictures wouldn't upload.... If you need more pics of it, let meh know! Also, just to let you guys know, I had two options: 1- let this thing have more jams than a Smuckers factory, or 2- make it so it cant jam, but you have to lightly tap the pusher for it to shoot. I went with the latter, so it adds like one second to the firing rate....

Posted by apples!!!!! 9 years ago


Hi, I have a trx stand up scooter, how do I wire it, the books useless.

3 batteries, 2 motors, controle module. The module has 10 wires, the black and yellow wires go to the motor with the black and yellow, got that. Two matching wires go to the other motor, got that. The large wire is 4 wires wrapped together and their ends match up to wires coming from the handle bars, 2 prong, 3 prong, so forth, got that , those wires I got snapped together. 1 black wire is left and 1 red. Okay positive and negative, got that. This is where I don't got it. I believe before, the positive went to the positive of the first battery and the negative went to the negative of the last battery. For reasons I don't understand the negative of the first battery went to the positive of the middle battery and the negative of the middle went to the positive of the last battery along with a 30 amp fuse. The on/off switch has 3 prongs( what is the extra prong for?) The charging port has 3 prongs,why? There was a wire with a wierd thing on it, I want to call it a resistor, what's this and do I need it? How do I tie it all together, 1 negative wire, 1 positive wire coming off the control module to the 3 prong on/off switch, 3 prong charging port, 3 batteries (36volt) and a fusable link in there somewhere. All these parts are what the scooter originally had, "friend" got as far as just unhooking everything. HELP, I don't want anything to blow up.

Asked by frazzledbme 9 years ago


Well guys I finally ran out of luck

On my way to work today I came off my bike at somewhere around 20-25mph, on a long sweeping corner I was turning with a steady lean and just lost all grip, both tyres slid, my left elbow hit the ground, shredded most of the skin on it and I actually brunt a hole in the jumper I was wearing with friction, I flipped over and smashed my wrist in to the ground so hard that that doctor wasn't sure if it was a sprain or break due to swelling, at some point my left hip hit the tarmac and they Xrayed that aswell in case I had chipped it, there's a nice swelling forming there... I also scuppered both my knees, the bad one is now just popping out from under me at any oppurtunity while the other can barely be moved. I've also just noticed that theres a bit of wood or stick stuff in my arm. This means that I can't go cycling for two weeks by docs. rules, can't play guitar hero, can't lift anything, might not even be able to drive, which would suck nuts as I just started formal lessons, finally afford them and I'm put outta work for a week and can't use my time to do the stuff I want/need to do. On the upside I can get to the hardware store and get my pulse jet parts and be doing something with my time, but I wont be able to build both because I've to save extra wages for next month as I wont get my days off back. The bike stood up to the crash much better than me, scraped paint on handlebar bell and I somehow knocked the reflectors of one of the pedals, I'm guessing thats the big gash on my shin explained... It's wierd I've been hit by trucks and got up straightened the handlebars, cycled off happy enough, I had the same type of crash except the front wheel fell down a curb I clipped a car and hit a wall with enough force to damage it and was fine apart from minor bruises, this simple crash screwed me completely, I fell perfectly and rolled well after flipping and smashing my right wrist, the bike somehow got a good distance away from the crash, as did I... Also three instructables I was planning will have to wait for at least a week, depending on what tools I can manage by then, it's a shame I just made three great projects and I have to wait until I'm better to finish them and publish... it also took me about 25minutes to write this...

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago


Where did I go wrong [Batch]?

What is wrong with this code? I have it open this program: @echo off mode 18,4 title Actions :1 cls echo (B)           (Y) echo   (A)       (X) echo. set /p a= echo %a%> link.txt goto 1 And this prgram is supposed to read the input. Basically, the first one sends a message to a TXT file. Then this program picks up the message from the TXT file and turns it into a variable. @echo off title Whack-a-Mole set a=10 set mole=0 set time=0 set timeend=0 :Start cls set /a a=%a%-1 echo This game uses the "Actions" gamepad unit. echo. echo. echo Hit the most moles to win! echo. echo Game starts in %a% seconds. ping localhost -n 2 > nul if %a% equ 0 goto Game goto Start :Game if exist Actions.bat start Actions.bat cls echo Press "A" on the gamepad unit to swing your bat. Press "B" to stop. echo. if not exist link.txt ( echo The file "link.txt" could not be found. This game cannot be played without it. ping localhost -n 4 > nul ) if not exist Actions.bat ( echo The file "Actions.bat" could not be found. This game cannot be played without it. ping localhost -n 4 > nul ) ping localhost -n 4 > nul :GameBegin cls echo Ready... ping localhost -n 4 > nul cls echo GO! ping localhost -n 2 > nul :Mole1 cls set /a time=%random%/7000 echo Reaction Time:%timeend% echo Moles Hit:%mole% echo. echo [__][__][__][__] echo   [__][__][__][__] echo     [__][__][__][__] ping localhost -n 2 > nul set a= echo 00> link.txt if /i "%a%"=="a" goto gameover if /i "%a%"=="b" goto gameover if /i "%a%"=="00" goto gameover set a= ping localhost -n %time% > nul goto Mole2 :Mole2 cls set /a time=%random%/7000 echo Reaction Time:%timeend% echo Moles Hit:%mole% echo. echo [__][__((O.O))_] echo   [__][__/:_][__] echo     [__][/ [__][__] ping localhost -n 2 > nul set a= echo 00> link.txt if /i "%a%"=="a" ( set /a mole=%mole%+1 goto Time ) if /i "%a%"=="b" goto gameover if /i "%a%"=="00" goto gameover set a= ping localhost -n %time% > nul goto gameover :Time set timestart=%time:~2% set timeend=%timestart:~4,2% if /i %timeend% equ 01 set timeend=1 if /i %timeend% equ 02 set timeend=2 if /i %timeend% equ 03 set timeend=3 if /i %timeend% equ 04 set timeend=4 if /i %timeend% equ 05 set timeend=5 if /i %timeend% equ 06 set timeend=6 if /i %timeend% equ 07 set timeend=7 if /i %timeend% equ 08 set timeend=8 if /i %timeend% equ 09 set timeend=9 set /a timeend= %timeend%+2+%random:~1,1% if %timeend% geq 60 ( goto gameover ) goto Mole1 :gameover cls echo You got %mole% moles. echo Your fastest time was %timeend%. echo. echo Type in "B" on the gamepad unit to go back to the main menu. :input set a= if /i "%a%"=="b" goto Start goto input It may look kinda wierd here, but that's because of instructables, not me. Anyways, it goes through the animations and doesn't even notice that there are any IF commands. Where did I go wrong? EDIT: Figured it out. Corrected: SET /P a= Forgot the /p!

Asked by TheBatchies 8 years ago


Useful Batch Commands

Hey guys, I wanted to post a quick forum topic about useful batch commands that are seldom used or not well-known, or maybe just useful tidbits. Note: These do not have to be used, they are just extremely helpful and are just "extra," meaning you could probably find easier-to-understand but not as useful commands. 1. The CHOICE command The reason this command is so cool is that unlike other Y/N menus, when you enter the desired number, you don't have to hit enter, it goes straight to the next screen. You can also program it to execute a command after a set amount of time. Here's how to write it out: choice /c:12345 /t:5,10 if errorlevel 5 goto ha if errorlevel 4 goto joke if errorlevel 3 goto tired if errorlevel 2 goto fried if errorlevel 1 goto chiken To time it, you type /t and then a colon. You write the choice that you want to be timed, e.g. 5, and the amount of time in seconds you want it to wait for seperated by a comma. 2. The Random Variable The reason I deceided to put this up is because it is one of the only if not the only variable that is already programmed into the system. By using it correctly, you can generate a number between 1 and 32767. WHAT?! Of course, you can narrow it down, to, say about 1 and 100. :dim set rnd=%random% if %rnd% GEQ 101 goto dim if %rnd% LEQ 0 goto dim set number=%rnd% So as you can see, %random% is a set variable and generates a random number for you. Please keep in mind that this can take one second, or one eternity (literally) since it doesn't narrow down the choices after finding that a number doesn;t work. So, you may keep on generating 101 forever and never get to 100! 3. The ^| Command. Ever get frustrated because you are making an animation with, for example, stick figures and are getting driven nuts because the minute it gets to a certain part, it exits on you? The reason is probably because you used the | symbol, which is actually knd of like a command by itself. So, if you're doing something like this: echo [0] echo /| echo / The reason it is not working is because you didin't use a ^ before the |. Here's what it should be: echo [0] echo /^| echo / Yes, it looks wierd in the editing stages, but looks much better in the real thing. Just remember, you will have to remember that the ^ will be invisible, so make sure everything else in front of it is like this: echo [0]   [ echo /^|    [ echo /     [ So that the [ or whatever it is is one space ahead from the others. 4. The %TIME:~0,5% Command. What time is it? Oh, it's 3:16:52.29! Ever been frustrated with the TIME command? For one, who ( and when I mean who, I mean the average batcher who doesn't use the TIME command to synchronize seven different computers around the house which I could never hope to do) needs to be that exact? When making a batch alarm clock, for example, the user wouldn't really want to do all of that, would they? So, for those of you who would want to make such a clock, here's an example: @echo off title Alarm Clock :start cls color f0 echo. echo Use 24 hour clock echo. set /p a=Set Alarm: cls echo. echo Alarm set to %a%. :alarm if %time:~0,5% EQU %a% goto alarmset goto alarm :alarmset color fc echo echo echo cls echo. echo It's %time:~0,5%! echo. echo Press 1 to acknowledge. choice /n /c:12 /t:2,1 if errorlevel 2 goto alarmset if errorlevel 1 goto sleep goto alarmset :sleep goto start So there's one example. %TIME:~0,5% sets the time from 3:15:00.00 to just 15:15. This doesn't work just with the TIME command, you can do this with any variable. If I had a variable %x% and it said "crayon" and wanted it to say "cray," I would type in %x:~0,-2%. If I wanted to make %x% say "on," I would type in %x:~-4,0%. 5. The AT Command The AT command is exactly what it appears to be. You tell it AT (time) /every:[day(s) of the week] (command to be executed). So, it I wanted an alarm to go off whenever the Simpsons are on, I'd type AT 19:30 /every:sumtwthfs echo ALARM!!! Now, I know that the Simpsons are on at a different time on Sundays, but that's not important. Please not that you HAVE to specify what day you want it to go off on (it can be dd/mm/yyyy to be really specific). Default is set to "tomorrow." This was probably too confusing. For one, I talk too much. Thank you for even getting this far, anyways. Thanks a bunch!

Posted by TheBatchies 8 years ago