Your Contest?

I don't have a laser at this time. So how would I enter your contest?

Question by DavidS4819   |  last reply

Be your mechanic

Hello to all the magnanimousStudent professors and those who work in their own businesses Do not be tired of your loved ones. My name is Amir 48 years old and I have almost 32 years of experience in mechanical testing of cars in Tehran. I'm very interested in electronics and I repair almost 70% of my belongings But I did not attend classes in any classroom that I learned early. I'm glad to be among you I'm also happy to be in touch with mechanical questions Thank you

Topic by aryyyya1349   |  last reply

pdfs for your ibles!

Hey there and since the pdfs dont work at all now im going to offer people pdf styles in microsoft word just tell me witch one you ant and i will make it ones im makeing: Z35 assualt rifle iacs circle ball machine iacs spiff pistol iacs striker pistol

Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak   |  last reply

Your Dream Game

Let's say that you have an idea for making a videogame. You are good with 3D software, designing, game flow, you are creative, and you are a programming GOD. What woud you dream game be? Would it be a simple arcade or a puzzle game? Or would it be a complex RPG or action game? Would it have a story? Are you even working on it now? Do you have artwork or ideas you wish to share? Remember-it is your dream game. It's whatever you want it to be.

Topic by MattGyver92   |  last reply

Your full of Bugs !

Your full of Bugs !

Topic by iceng   |  last reply

what if your a kid?

Im a teenager and i dont have any tools

Question by AlexJ08   |  last reply

Post your Firefox

I've gotten so used to having my links, toolbars etc where they are, that i though "What would it be like to use someone else's customised Firefox?" Hence the topic. So go ahead and post a screenshot of your customised Firefox, call it a social experiment. It doesn't matter how over or under the top it is, I'm just curious to see. I'll get the ball rolling on this one...

Topic by whatsisface   |  last reply

Is that your ring phoning?

Here's half an idea - a ring that displays text messages. It might look like nothing more than a ring at first glance, but this finger-worn device can sync with your mobile phone. It has a vibratory alert and a tiny screen that shows caller ID, text messages, and meeting reminders from your mobile. Flip it open and it converts into a headset. In the image, the screen looks glued on, but I guess that it could easily be a small piece of epaper.  As for being an ear-piece, I can't see how it would end up large enough to be comfortable or practical, yet still start off small enough to wear as a ring. Now, if the some idea was expanded to a bangle, then an entire phone could be built into a bracelet small and slim enough to be discrete. Now the embarrassing bit: I got this story off MSN...

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply

Best Laptop? Your Vote!

POLLSo as the title says.....What do you reckon is the "Best laptop" ?You can post the exact model of which you think is the best. Also do this :Best laptop in:Budget : ( answer)High spec : (answer)And what do you guys think is the best laptop brand?( can only choose from options listed ! )- Dell- Apple (macbook)- Sony VAIO- HP- Acer- Toshiba- Vadim- IBM- Gateway- Asus

Topic by Baron A   |  last reply

How do I fix my Playstation 2 Slimline model to get on the internet wirelessly?

I am wondering, is it remotely, even possible to use a PS2-slim (SCPH-75001) model# shown; but -- can I use it with 802.11 bandwidth signals just like a computer?  I figure that.*  ...But, I don't know how to do it, the right way --- even though I've heard of several different methods to do so.  Is this possible.

Question by User1877   |  last reply

how long does it take before your instructable is visible after publishing? Answered

How long does it take before your instructable is visible after publishing?

Question by rikkiesix   |  last reply


My Dishnet just got blown over by wind/rain. It will take possibly weeks for them to come out and re-point the dish again. Is there a way to make your own Satelite finder? We live in a rural location.

Topic by debrandw246   |  last reply

flick your bic question Answered

Im planing to put a flash drive into a case like this:\paBICMSeriesLighters.jpgwhere you put a bic lighter into it. i need to know how mutch they open. do they open all the way or do they only open partially.?

Question by michoi   |  last reply

Your Instructable Failed to Save

I'm trying to edit mine Instructable ,but I will get error ,,Your Instructable Failed to Save" I delete all cookies , but this didn't solved a problem.

Question by RimvydasP 

Show off your sigs

Lets see your sigs! Post a reply with your best forum signature, because I wanna see what everyone has got! Mine is here!

Topic by Henry Jones   |  last reply

Whats your favorite RPG?

Role Playing Games are favorite genre of ganes. My favorite of that genre is Final Fantasy VII, whats yours

Question by FFVIIBOY   |  last reply

Post your Computer Setup

I'm surprised nobody's done this yet. Post your desktop/computer/workstation setup. Pics of mine below:

Topic by Firebert010   |  last reply

How fast is your internet ?

I just want to know please go to and post your results download: 3089 Mb/supload: 547 Kb/sISP: Cebridge Connections

Topic by de-evolution   |  last reply

Your valuable information on robotics?

       sir,                        My name is krishna chaitanya ,i am studing B.TECH -3 YEAR                                                      I have intresting to build a two leg robot, so please give me your valuable ideas                 

Question by krishna chaitanya   |  last reply

What Are Your Favorite Inventions?

Just to help me get inspired, I thought it would be a good Idea to ask you guys what your favorite inventions/innovations are. My favorites are the cotton candy machine, the lightbulb, and the telegraph.

Topic by Ace Gambit   |  last reply

Keeping track of your ants...

This may well be the world's smallest tracking collar. From an article in Science News.

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply

Your Heavy Hitting Topics

What was your most successful topic? I want to know what people are in to.Mine are: can base it off of just reply number, or quality of replies, rating, etc.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply

make your own breadboard?

Is there a way to make your own breadboard? could you get 2 pieces of thin balsa, drill appropriate holes insert a layer if tinfoil between them? how do you do it???(if there is even a way) thanks for any help i receive regarding this topic

Topic by ledzep567   |  last reply

Play SNES on your iPad

There are more and more gaming apps coming to the iPad all the time, but if you have a retro gaming itch that you want to scratch you can play SNES games on it with a Wiimote. Lifehacker breaks it down into four easy steps so you can see if you can still get high scores on the classics. How to Play SNES on your iPad in Four Easy Steps

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply

Ways to customize your laptop

Asus, a sponsor of Instructables, has put together WePC where they are asking for input on their next generation laptops. As part of their sponsorship, they've asked my opinion on various aspects of laptops. Most recently Ways to customize your laptop? I just had a call with some of the people at Asus this morning, and they are actively finalizing the list of features for the community-designed laptop. So, if you still have a suggestion, head over to WePC and submit! I've written before about how I think customization makes a laptop attractive, and how my favorite way to customize laptops is with a laser etcher. However, I realize not everyone yet has access to a laser. So, what are some other non-traditional (i.e. stickers) ways to customize your laptop?Whiteboard material -- you could use it as a giant, oversized to-do list! Make sure to include a snapping plastic cover to protect your notes from being rubbed off.Neon message board laptop -- a neon message board is a erasable luminescent whiteboard-like surface that is illuminated from the edge; they are often seen is restaurants showing specials. Use the laptop's backlight for the illumination, and broadcast your message or design with fluorescent markers.Magnetic surface -- magnetic laptop poetry.Corkboard -- Remember to always use the flush thumb-tacks!Chalkboard -- perhaps a little dusty, but you could probably end meetings early by "accidentally" running your fingernails across it.The cool thing about all of these materials (perhaps excluding the corkboard) is that they could easily fit into the minimalist, clean-lined laptops that have become the norm. But, they allow you to really be expressive when you need a splash of something unique to break you out of a funk -- or just a note to pick up milk.

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply

Mounting Lenses On Your Microscope

I found a broken cell phone with it’s camera and wondered if the lens could be used as a microscope objective. Image A shows the lens and it’s mounting with the CCD. The back of the lens is shown. The lens is about 4 to 5 mm in diameter. The starters from florescent lights make good lens holders. Image B shows a starter along with my modifications to hold the cell camera lens. The starter tube has 4 slits along the length so it can be compressed to fit the turret of the microscope. Image C shows it mounted on the turret. Image D shows the resulting view of a feather. It’s quite bad. Image E shows, for comparison, the view through an ordinary 20x objective (.40 NA). Here are some more lenses that I tried: Lens from a discarded flatbed scanner..... Very good! Lens from a 8mm movie camera...... Fair. Lens from the laser pickup of a discarded CD player..... Almost worthless. To take pictures through the microscope, I used eyepiece projection with a wide angle eyepiece. The lens on the camera was set to wide angle and maximum aperture, with a remote used to trigger the shutter. The camera’s LCD was used to focus and adjust the image. The camera’s autofocus handles the rest. For even illumination, be sure to center the objective lens over the substage condenser.

Topic by ShutterBugger   |  last reply

How can I get a cheap laser cutter? Answered

How can I get a cheap laser cutter, and If I can't, what is the most low end but still good one out there?  Is there a way I could build one cheaper than buying one?

Question by Garlikguy   |  last reply

Post your cool desktop wallpapers

Place your desktop wallpapers here to share and use.

Topic by BADWOLF1   |  last reply

How to get your instructable featured?

How to get an instructable featured and popular ?

Question by iloveandroid   |  last reply

Clean your keyboard in a dishwasher (video)

Nice video of a Mac keyboard in a dishwasherApparently it works!L

Topic by lemonie   |  last reply

Make your own opto-isolator? Answered

I am wondering if it is possible to make your own opto-isolator from an led taped to a photo-resistor with electrical tape. Is this possible?

Question by josh1324   |  last reply

how to get comments on your instructions? Answered

Im new here and no one wrote me anything at all HELP!

Question by hellmaster993   |  last reply

You got brains in your head

Ever wonder how your brain sits in your head? How it would look sliced up or from different perspectives. MRI currently allows you to do that, but these crazy Sweedish/Hungarian let everyone interact with brains, not just doctors. Using MRI data and some headtracking they made some interesting visualizations check it out:Brain Mirror

Topic by lamedust   |  last reply

POLL: What runs your blog?

Lots of people run blogs these days, and there is lots of software out there to help them. What do you use to write your blog? I've created a poll, and I'm interested in what you use. Here's the poll

Topic by munchman   |  last reply

Choose Your Own News with DailyMe

Check out the new instructable - How to Create a DailyMe Customized News Digest. It's a neat little tutorial that will help you sign up for and become the editor of your own newspaper incorporating content from the world's leading newspapers, blogs, RSS feeds and journals. Registration is free and although the sign up process is easy, use this tutorial so you may maximize your choices. No longer do you need to read the news you are served by the TV, newspaper or even the internet. Choose your own with DailyMe.

Topic by DailyMe Intern   |  last reply

Make Your Own Pager Motor? Answered

Does anybody know how to make a pager motor out of a regular motor?

Question by tech123456789   |  last reply

How to Find your iPod touch? Answered

A friend of mine lost his iPod. He never put a tracker on it. Is there a way to track it? Wil a store give the ip address? 

Question by jbaker22   |  last reply

Get Some Linux in your life

Windows Vista Is Terrible! But Linux can as cool/cooler than XP if you know how to use it! Share the knowledge!

Topic by mattameo213   |  last reply

post your amazing pics here

Post great pics here so people can see and comment them. I'd watermark them first so people don't steal them

Topic by PiggyBacon21 

how to clean out your keyboard? Answered

My keyboard is about 3 years old... it has tons of dust trapped between the keys and such, just wondering a easy way to get rid of the junk on it :D appreciated~~~

Question by nachozombie   |  last reply

Turn your monitor into a lamp. (no modding)

Here I have made a PPT presentation for making lamps, moodlights or whatever out of your monitors. I got the idea by seeing that holding a magnifying glass in front of my monitor gave a clean but tiny image on my wall, but the rest was bright and blurry like a moodlight. The file is given below. Save it, open it and use it.

Topic by Derin   |  last reply

how many batteries in your bank?

Great project Steve! my dad lives offgrid in the high desert of oregon: state thus far he uses several dc mills and solar panels.i greatly look forward to building this project with him in the future.also i wanted to compliment you on your willingness to explain and re-explain already stated facts......i first read and looked at your steps then took the time to read all the "Q&A" (yeah all 562 of them).after having done so i have no questions other than how large is your bank and what type of batteries did you go with?(we started with a bank of 32 12v ,but are now replacing them with long life deep cycle 6v cells)<large investment cost has us gathering them a few at a time.its great to see so many people gaining interest in going green.This project is without a doubt the best mill ive seen and your patience/willingness to let others pic your brain and promptly kick back thorough and accurate answers is commendable..most prodigous!looking forward to checking out all the links you provided. best personal regards, Luke A.R.S KV7M

Question by Coolhand Luke   |  last reply

Smoke your daily dose of Caffeine? Answered

These electronic cigarettes ( are becoming quite a rage and I just wondered, when (if possible) will they make them for caffeine and not nicoteine? I don't smoke now but would definetley consider smoking a caffeine cigarette.

Question by Koosie   |  last reply

What is your favorite Pi project

I happened to log onto ADAfruit today in the 10 min that they had some of the new (and sold out everywhere) Raspberry Pi 2's.  I picked one up because I'm curious about the new Windows 10 (mobile if I understand correctly) support...that and they are flat out awesome. I want to know the your favorite Pi project.  Either one you've seen or build.  Links are encouraged!

Topic by More Cowbell   |  last reply

in your 3 axis DIY CNC

How can  the y-axis move how I can connect my y-axis motor to make it move over y-axis one thing more: should I send the picture to my microcontroller as binary matrix or what please answer my fastly with my best regard

Question by eng_Rashad   |  last reply

How to build your own Sputnik

It seems incredible that the technology that went into building the first successful satellite 50 years ago can now be found lying around the average house. You could even build one yourself, as Paul Rubens explains below. Fancy having a go?

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply