Laptop with low Connectivity

I have an HP Windows 7 laptop that always had fast internet up until 4 months ago. Its been having 2-3, or sometimes 1 bar now. Im trying to use my personal hotspot but thats not even working. My sister has a Windows 7 laptop as well, uses the same internet and still has better internet connectivity than I do. FULL BARS! I know my laptop is capable of having fast speed too, I just don't know how. I think there is a setting or program stopping it from having better connects.How do I fix this?

Posted by JadeKS 2 years ago


Replacing Window sills Answered

Is there a way to replace windowsills without taking out the windows

Asked by vtcruise 8 years ago


How do I build my own wooden window frames?

I want to build my own window frames and purchase window box sets to fit in the frames.

Asked by Rorybell 8 years ago


how to repair a window?

hey there, my window stucks, it doesnt open..its a normal 2 winged window and the spot where it stucks lies in the middle of right window, on the upper side. when i want to open it the lower part responds but the upper one is hopeless, i dont know how to fix that one? oh the brand is called internorm. thx guys

Asked by systex 7 years ago


how do i put window back on track on 1999 dodge truck , electric window?

Should there be a roller on it and where can i get them?

Asked by don cochran 1 year ago


Rain sensor + stepper motor + arduino (Need help)

I am working on a SMART WIndow. This window is supposed to close automatically when it rains. Suppose the sliding window is being closed using a motor. How can i write a program to serve the purpose: When the rain sensor sense rain > activate the motor to close the window > after window fully closed > deactivate the motor. When the rain sensor dries (rain stop) > activate the motor to open the window > after window fully open > deactivate the motor.

Posted by aloy8301 1 year ago


how do you take out the rear back window?

Im trying to take out my back window off of my honda accord 96 to remove tint, but i dont know how ...help -Paul-

Asked by 9 years ago


Anyone seen a DIY Deco - Wrap, a system for window treatments?

The price on QVC is about $30+ for two, which will dress 2 40" windows. It looks like a dense flexible foam could be cut and could work. The trick might be hanging it. The name brand uses "P Hooks". The hook screws into the window facing, and the P part slides into a slit in the foam.

Asked by 9 years ago


Plexiglass Temporary Window

Hi folks.   I'm designing a vent that will vent outside using a vent inside a plexiglass window.  I don't know how to mount the sheet inside my chosen window.  It's a modern window that has a screw type mechanism that takes the window away.  I took the screen out, which just clips in, and expect to do something similar for the plexiglass item. I looked at some of the hardware available at Home Depot and couldn't find anything that would make this thing work.   If anybody has any ideas, that would be great.   Some pics

Posted by BeeRich 7 years ago


Window or glass film that lets light pass through, deflects heat. Does it exist?

Just wondering is there such a thing? If it does, what would it be called? I'm looking for some kind of window film that can maximize the natural sunlight coming in, yet at the same time deflect most (if not all) of the heat. Some kind of film that can be layered/sticked onto windows, glass. Been googling around to no avail. Any kind of help is appreciated

Posted by Chein 7 years ago



Just Because I'm Bored

Are you bored? I am. So, because I'm so bored, I am staring out the window, pondering life's questions. Here's the view from my window, so we can all stare together.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago


Window AC in a RV....

Thank you to those who gave me the ideas for plywood on my ceiling and walls.  I am hopefully going to be starting that project in a few weeks.  Work has not allowed me to do anything before now.  My next dilemma is a window unit I have installed.  I have an older model rv and when I purchased it the main ac was inoperable.  I do not care to get it repaired.  I have installed a window ac, but,  can anyone tell me what is the proper way to insulate or proper insulation to use for the inside....Thank you, Thank you in advance :)

Asked by sandy-g 6 years ago


Problem with too much window condensation

I have double pane, insulating glass house windows that collect condensation during the winter heating months. The condensation is not between the panes, it is inside the home. The water builds up and runs down onto the wood frame causing rot. It occurs only on the bottom inch or two of the window. The home is in Northern Wisconsin where it is commonly 20 deg F outside and 70 deg F inside. The interior humidity is controlled and not excessive. Aside from setting the interior humidity to desert-like conditions, how can I remove the moisture and prevent further damage to the frame? Desiccant bags? Solar powered fans? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by kwschofi 9 years ago


need help designing a Window Well cover

I am tired of the cheap plastic window well covers that are so expensive to buy at the hardware store. My 3 year old daughter has already fallen through one of these into the well as it disintegrated into sharp plastic shards. Thankfully she was uninjured and I vowed not to let this happen again. I have thought about having steel grate cut and welded, but that will be very expensive. My requirements are that light can get through and they be strong enough to stand on. My ideas include using finish grade plywood and drilling circular holes, and having the finished grate set on L shaped Aluminum brackets within the well. But i need help. I am appealing to my fellow creative muggles to come up with an inexpensive and useful solution. A sincere thanks in advance. Rick

Posted by richard.clapp 8 years ago


Arduino help

I want to run 2 stepper motors with arduino uno.motor wants 12 volt supply. i tried to run with arduino stepper motor driver wont run. then with ULN2003 it was running now it is not running with it in proper steps. i tried L298 also but same problem is occuring.so plz help me as soon as possible

Asked by tejaspatel811 5 years ago


Moisture between glass windows?

Any ideas to dry out the moisture between double glass window? 

Asked by rx-rx 2 years ago


how to do the card through window.? Answered

how can i do a card through window magic trick without having help and showing the audence the window?????

Asked by voemaster 7 years ago


Stain glass windows. How do I repair crackes in an old stain glass window?

Stain glass window. I have an old stain glass window that I will be putting in an interior wall of my new home. I need to repair the frame and fix a feew small crackes in the glass. Thanks for any help. Pat

Asked by paddycake 9 years ago


What mechanism should i use for automatic window swing shutter for a model house ?

What mechanism should i use for automatic window swing shutter for a model house ? Look at picture

Asked by nathanpulkis2017 6 months ago


Linux or Windows?

I'm not sure if it should be here, but I'm wondering if I should run Linux. It's a new laptop that currently runs Windows 7. I'm mainly looking at the pros and cons of it. Also, I want to play games on it. Should I do it?

Asked by dragonfathom 7 years ago


I would like to know is thier any robot for window cleaning? Please anyone help out ?

My project is making a window cleaning robot, so i would like to know is their any alternative robot which has been already made which i can study and build similar one. I request to help me out in this?

Asked by deepaks1985 9 years ago


electronic window frame

If anybody could help me out that would be great...  I saw plans for this a few years back but lost them. The idea is to use 4 laptop screens in a mock 4-pane window frame. There was a hard drive and power supply behind the frame that would put a picture up so you are looking at a different view everday like the Eiffel Tower, or Golden Gate Bridge, etc. Hang in an empty space on the wall and its like a fake window with a killer view!!! Sound like a potential favorite? 

Posted by kbowman 5 years ago


Wi-fi enabled window shutters

I want to automate (4)  sets of window shutters (called Plantation shutters.). I have the mechanical parts worked out which I plan to power with a servo motor on each.  Can someone help me work this out? I am somewhat handicapped now and have difficulty getting around from room to room.  There are a total of (22) actual shutters, but I will have the shutters on each window linked together with a rod powered by a positioning servo...four windows...four servos.  The operation can be simultaneous.  I do not need to operate them separately. Thank you for any help you can give.

Posted by hrp1937 5 months ago


I need help to make a remote control window opener/closer

It can't really be to hard.  I know I need a servo,and a remote (does not have to be wireless but it would be nice) inexpensive I hope, and some kind of metal rods of something. Oh, I have a newer kind of casement window (vinyal) Please help I've been wanted to do this since I was a kid. CT

Posted by CheapToad 7 years ago


i have to sleep like outside !

Today winter showed its presence here. nights with lightnings and thunders i want to get a glass roof and sleep under it outside ! or atleast to stick my head to the window of my room *tries to set up the computer desk next to the window and throw a mat over it*

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


Making my own Window exterior insulation panel insert

I have standard wood windows in our home where we should have spent the money and bought good, double-pane aluminums, but didn't so.... I need some advice. These windows I have are too new, to replace. There are small recesses on the exterior of the wood window frames where I want to insert permanent glass/plexiglass cover for insulation. I need advice on what framing I can use, similar to a poster frame trim where I can install it around the glass, then slide it into the window recess. I’d like to use an aluminum trim that is fairly narrow that would look good. I find framing trim that has slots I can slide the glass into, but what I’m finding is too thick. I only have about quarter inch I can insert to. Any advise?

Posted by opc167 7 years ago


Recommend a transparent adhesive for large PVC sheet with glass?

To decorate a shop window, I have a colorful large foamed PVC sheet (1.5 x 6 meters) want to stick with the shop window, color side of the PVC sheet face out. Please recommend a cost effective transparent adhesive. (similar as attached image without frame)

Asked by ericzheng 8 years ago


Temporary Car window Tint

How can optically clear(not hazy) window tint be applied such that it can be removed at night?

Posted by Toga_Dan 2 years ago


window gel things you put on picture windows

I am trying to find out how to make those gel window cling ons, you know, they have snow flakes for winter and easter eggs and rabbits for spring. About 1//8th of an inch thick they seem to be, any ideas on how to make them and save a bunch of $?

Asked by 072755 8 years ago


How can I make Acrobat 7 open a window the size I want?

Seems that every time I launch Acrobat 7 (no documents open yet) the size of the window is fixed (restore size). I can't find a preference in the application that will set the initial window size. When I launch Acrobat, the window opens real big (not maximized). I resize the window and quit. Then when I re-launch, the window is big again. AAAARG! I tried some reg edit solutions posted in other forums, but they don't work. I have a dual-monitor setup with the desktop extended to both monitors. My taskbar extends across. Windows 2000.

Asked by alcurb 8 years ago


How can I convert my car manual window to power window ?

How can I convert my car manual window to power window using the existing mechanism just using a motor instead of the crank handle ??? I want to use less component as possible and also cheaper . just one motor connected to the gear of the crank handle . but I don't know how can I do that ???

Asked by ahwaheed 6 years ago



Every link clicked is opening in a new window

Since the new updated homepage, I am getting sessions on Instructables that every time I click a link the new page opens in a new window. This isn't happening all the time though and sometimes I can use the website normally. I am on Windows Vista, running Firefox 19.0.2. I am having no issues on any other websites I usually use.

Posted by luridhue 5 years ago


Car window motors

Hi guys, I don't know if I am on the right section for this kind of question, correct me if I am not. I am looking for a website that sells cars window motor, not the casing and everything, just the 12V motor itself. If anyone could help me, how many amps is there in the motor, I know its 12V, but I want the Wattage.  Thanks in advance!

Posted by bjaii 6 years ago


How to quit rickroll window

I discovered a few days ago about how to quit rickroll window without quitting your browser!This trick can be used for anyone who gets trapped in the rickroll site and gets really annoyed...This trick WILL work on mac computers, I don't know if it will work for PC computers, anyway, the trick is really simple, first try quit the window to get the annoying little boxes and just press and hold down "return" until the rickroll site is gone...Click this rickroll to test.So.. Are you happy now?

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


Make instructables links open in a new tab/window

Does anyone else find it really annoying that instructables external links don't open in a new window ? I keep losing the original instructables page when I close the linked page, forgetting that it didn't open a new tab. Maybe it's just my computer !

Posted by scraptopower 7 years ago


Source Code Window in Instructable Page

Hi, it's my first time to write an instructable. I wanna add a few lines of source code to demonstrate in a page. I saw many people has done that.I searched in google but couldn't find it. I think perhaps it should be something like HTML format. Anyone could help? Thanks very much! Jichun

Posted by penguin007 10 months ago


How can I make roller blinds.

Hi, Can I get an instructable on how to make simple window blinds/shades. One piece of fabric stitched top an bottom but how do i do the pulley thing. I know it can be purchased but that's no fun. TIA

Posted by kberry_78 9 years ago


How to drop an egg from a window and prevent it from crashing

Hello everybody I think you might find this exercise fun and at the same time original ideas are needed! Thanks In advance!! I'm studying design and this exercise has become a classic at my school. Since 10 years ago students have tried to reach the objective but also to develop an original and creative solution. The exercise is to develop a kind of device in order to be able to drop an egg from a window in the first floor and land it safely on the ground at a distance that has to be less than 3 cm from it. Plain Parachutes and slides are forbidden as they are too obvious unless they have a distinctive aspect and also you can`t wrap the egg in something soft (like a pillow) and drop it. Important things to take notice are: -The person has to loose all contact with the egg (You can´t hold a fishing rod with an egg on the end of the line and slowly get it down). -It must be a raw chicken egg Thanks!!

Posted by franzit 9 years ago


DIY Plexiglass Window

Hey guys, time for another update of what I've been up to lately in my spare time. The other day I just finished a project, where I decided to take some scrap plexiglass and install it as a window in the top of my subwoofer, just like how more expensive pre-built subwoofer boxes have them. I tried to take pictures as I went along with it. Trust me, I may only have a handful of picture, but it took A LOT. Most of the hard work was chiseling the MDF board to fit a groove for the plexiglass to sit in and make a seal. P.S.: Chiseling MDF board is like chiseling cardboard, very easy to take too much out! Also, does anyone have any ideas as to HOW I could get some of the deeper scratches out of the plexiglass??? I'll be taking it apart to re-bevel the edge of the seal once I find the damn wood router, so when I do that I'd like to buff the plexiglass out a bit. Also, I think I own bragging rights for doing this.

Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago


DIY Blackout Blinds?

Does anyone have any ideas on how to create a super cheap, super easy way to create some blackout shades for my bedroom without buying expensive custom-sized blackout blinds? I fact, I already have custom-sized blackout blinds -- except they're roller blinds, and when they're deployed, although their size is exactly the same as my windows (about 70" wide by 20" tall) when they're rolled down, and the sun is shining on them, the light literally blasts through on all sides, rendering them almost useless. What  I need is a light barrier that makes the room pitch dark even if the sun is blasting directly on the windows. I looked at this site: http://www.blackoutez.com -- but after ordering, and even if they do ship to Canada, it's liable to be prohibitively expensive. What I need is something cheap, easily mountable, easily unmountable and able to be stowed in a closet every day, then brought out every night for the next day. I thought of using those dollar store poster boards, maybe taped together with duct tape. Black ones would probably do a good job of blocking the light and they're pretty big -- maybe 48" x 36" -- but there is still the problem of how to attach them to the tops of the windows. So again, here are the criteria: Cheap, maybe less than $50 all together Block ALL light completely Easily mounted, easily unmounted Able to be stowed quickly and easily Durable, able to be used every day for months Able to recite the Gettysburg Address with no cue cards (Okay, I'm willing to forego the last one!) Turn your inner geniuses loose! Thanks in advance Nickster

Posted by Sassori 3 years ago


Bay window seating question

Hello,         I'm hoping somebody can shed some light on a project I want to do. A new property I'm moving into has bay windows and I want to build a seat for the Mrs. to read and relax on, however any time I look for instructions it has you attach the seat to the wall. Would there be any detriment to simply building a seat in the shape of the wall and just pushing it against the wall without installing it permanently? I'm renting this place and don't fancy having to rip this out of the wall if they don't want to keep it. Thanks, Adam

Posted by AdamF138 1 year ago


home automation

I finished a project to control lights and window with pic18f2553  i programmed it on c++ every thing is going ok but the problem is when i connect the window (with up and down) the first command start but when i stop that command the program freeze

Posted by thijaz 5 years ago


How can I get my upper window to slide down to install a solar heater? It looks like it should be able to. Answered

With the winter heating months upon us again, I had an idea for a window-mounted active solar air heater to help supplement heat and reduce my killer bills (electric baseboard through the entire house). I have 39 panel solar array on my roof, but with the cloudy and snowy weather, they do not perform as well as during the spring and summer.  During the winter is when I need the electric bill reduced the most and I want to make solar heaters to do so. The solar idea I had was basically a box mounted over the outside of the window.  The heater will make a natural thermosiphon of rising hot air that will come out of an outlet in the top of the box and enter through an inlet in the bottom.  I need to have the heater mounted over the window because snow slides off my panels, down the eaves and onto the ground.  I'm afraid of building a diagonal heater and putting it on the ground because I'm certain that the roof snow would destroy it. Now, I can get the bottom of the window to open to allow for the inlet, but I can't get the top of the window to slide down to make room for the top outlet.  Looking at the window, I see no reason why it shouldn't be able to slide down when I take the lock off.  It's cut like the bottom part, it's on a track like the bottom, everything's the same. I've tried prying the window, I tried a pizza cutter around the window in case of paint , lubrication on the tracks - all the normal stuck-window stuff.  I doubt that's the issue because the frame seems to be loose. What I think is that the window may be nailed in from the side or top, but I really don't have any way to tell and I'm sort of stuck as to what I can do to get the window to slide. Has anybody else dealt with this before or do you have any ideas how to get it to work?

Asked by iPodGuy 8 years ago


How to make my house window open (and then later close) horizontally (linearly) on a timer?

I have a fan on a timer in my house but I need a window to open and close so that the fan is effective (it will be opening during the day in the winter and during the night in summer.) The window is 3 feet by 4 feet. I was thinking of using a jackscrew set-up, but all the diagrams I've seen have an SPDT switch, which won't help me because I'll be asleep or at work. So I need both the ability to connect it to some kind of timer AND the ability to open AND close separately. The idea of re-purposing a garage door opener strikes me as a good idea, but it's massive overkill. But it would have most of the attributes I need--I would just have to have a timer trip the circuit and HOPE it never gets out of sync and mistakes open for close.

Asked by henway 6 years ago


Solar Power Blinds

Im just posting this as a thought,cause I thought it would be cool if you had some blinds on say the south side of your house and you glue or attached strips of solar panels to the out side facing panles and you would turn them to the sun I know its possible and you could even lift them up  

Posted by RelientOwl 8 years ago


Windows user? Answered

Can it be compatible with windows ?

Asked by elmerbanas0 1 year ago



Cleaning windows with magnetic sponge

 I was looking for a solution to clean my roof windows and found this solution: www.supermagnete.de/eng/project136 But I don't know which magnets I should order. If they are to weak the sponge will fall of all the time, but I use this monster magnet like this guy the window might get damaged. Is there someone who got a collection of magnets already (and dirty windows) and want to give it a try? In my case the window is around 10mm thick + lets say 5-10mm sponge on each side + 3-4 mm thick piece of plywood to distribute the pressure.

Posted by HHL 8 years ago