What is that called??

What is that called? What is that thing called-there's a looped wire between two planks of wood and we have to bring another wire with a ring in it to the other end.You know what i mean??please help.i want to make it for my physics project.?

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Call for videos!

Aka How to receive feedback, get featured, and be awarded internet fame + more!I know it's been a minute since I've put a post like this in the forums, so allow me to (re?)introduce myself.Hai!I'm audreyObscura. I love making stuff, playing with cameras, petting dogs, and eating pizza. I've worked here at Instructables since 2012 doing a little bit of everything, and I solemnly swear that the best thing about working here is getting to learn something new every day from amazing community members like YOU!These days, a good chunk of my time is spent queuing our posts on social media platforms and boosting Instructables authors that use Twitter and Facebook to share their projects. (And finding the perfect gif to reply to Twitter threads, I'm very good at it - try me.)I'd love to start featuring more videos and gifs on our channels, but need a little help from the community. We are looking for media to help give YOUR INSTRUCTABLES a boost on our social media feed! What we'd like to receive:Great, high quality, short-form videos (under 1 minute) GIFs! Under 3MB preferred (bonus points for perfect loops)Examples: What we don't want to receive: YouTube URLsProjects hosted outside of Instructables.com What you'll get out of it:Momentary internet fame and all the warm and fuzzies that come along with community recognition!An Instructables Author Thank You pack in the mail which includes our super sweet Robot Stickers, an idea notebook, pencils, and a super fun enamel pin!Feedback! We want to work with you and coach you through making great feature-worthy content. If you share something that isn't quite up to our snuff to post to our channels, have no fear, we'll still send you a little gift AND let you know HOW you can improve your content!If you go above and beyond, maybe we'll send you something extra too, so impress us! Send your vids to this email address!Have you already posted an Instructable with a great demo video or explainer gif? Drop us a link in the comment section below and we'll review your project to see if it's a good fit for our social media feed!Lastly, I wanted to leave this post with some inspiration and some skill building tips to get started. Hope these help: How to make a gif How to turn movie clip into a gifPlease comment below with any questions you may have, and I can't wait to see what you share.Thanks!-Audrey

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What is this connector called? Answered

I want to connect over to this socket however I cannot find available connector as I don't know the name of it. Searching on google for "double row 7 pin connector" doesn't yield results!

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Help about My call details checked by other person?

Anyone is working in Vodafone store, he was continue call and massage to me about my call details. I wish suit in court, can i do it. If yes, Please give me procedure. He was regularly blackmailing for my call details.

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what is the connector for a servo called?

The three wire plug that you hook a servo into, what is it called? i am making an rc car and my reciver has the exact same 3-pin port like on a servo, except male, and i need to get a battery pack for it.                                                                                                                                                                          ,thanks in advance

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Anyone know where i can get a howto for call display programming?

I want to create a project that detects either a number on the call display is "Unknown Name", Unknown number, or "1-800" and then redirect the call to my answering machine that plays a message that the number is no long in service. Anyone know of a good tutorial on how to extract info from Call display?

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cell phone call incdicator

I use a bluetooth headset at work.  problem is, no one can tell when  i'm on the phone.  i need a simple light to go on when the call comes in, and go off when i hang up.  simple, right? i have an iphone. i tried one of those light-up keychain fobs, but they don't work on 3G.  don't really know what they work on anymore. i tried a simple manual light switch, but that was too cumbersome. i'm thinking that it should probably be something like a bluetooth - oriented thing, or possibly something that can plug into either the power port or headphone port of the iphone. any ideas?

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What is this plastic tubing called? Answered

Hi all, I came across these woven plastic tubing which when squeezed on either end turn into toy rockets in a science and technology museum and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of where I could source more of these things. I recall they were named 'boone rockets' but that's been a fruitless internet search. I would love to apply this product to jewellery/sculpture so it would be good to know what the process/technology is called. Cheers!

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Is there an app for the new ipod touch (with bluetooth) that will allow me to make calls and text from it?

I am getting and ipod touch for Christmas. The new ipod touch has come out (I don't think that it was that long ago that it came out) and since it has bluetooth, I was hoping that there would be an app for it, that would allow me to make calls and texts from it. I was hoping that the ipod touch could be connected to my phone via bluetooth and act as a bluetooth headset, so that I can call and text from it. I'm not quite sure how to explain it, so lets say I write a text on the ipod touch (using an app which I'm asking about), then I send it. The message is then sent to my phone (via bluetooth) and the phone sends the message like usual, using up my phone credit.  Hopefully I have got my point across. It would be greatly appreciated if you had an answer. Thanks for your time.

Question by Jareadx   |  last reply


Does any body know how to call phone from pc?

I wan't to know have to call cellphones from the  computer from free , if anyone know any page or any thing else   

Question by Mrfatjonable   |  last reply


FREE automatic call recorder for iphone ?

I am from india ( haryana ) . i want a FREE automatic call recorder app for my iphone...     help plz :) and some other top free apps also

Question by Er Varun Goyal   |  last reply


Disconnect an incoming call in a landline phone

Why is it possible to disconnect an incoming call in a mobile phone while the same is not possible in a landline phone?

Question by ideepak   |  last reply


how emergency call works (technically) ?

Need to know more about how the emergency call happened because even if you have not a SIM card in your mobile phone the call will delivered . how the nearest antennas deals with the request from your mobile phone  that's all . thanks for concerning ......

Question by mohammed.elwahab.75   |  last reply


What are motherboard pin connectors called? Answered

What is the trade name of those grouped pin posts you see on motherboards - the ones you set CMOS settings with using jumpers.... The kind that the front USB cable plugs into. Under what name can that be looked up commercially, say, in a parts catalog?

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What is the specific pressure of a liquid called?

I am more specifically referring to shielding gas for welding, C25 (which is 75% argon, 25% carbon dioxide). How do I find out what pressure the gas will be at a given temperature? This is, of course, assuming that the gas is liquefied and contained. If I left something out (because I don't know a lot about this particular conundrum) tell me, I'll comment back.

Question by thecheese429   |  last reply


laptop HDD: What is this connector called?

I have 2 broken laptops. The first one it turns on and turns off and the HDD seems to be dead. The second one is a toshiba laptop and the screen is broken. Now the HDD for that one I don't know what kind of connector it is. I want to use the hard drive for something else, if possible make it into an external. It's a toshiba it has a piece that comes off but you need it to connect it to the laptop; and when the connector comes off it doesn't have pins, but piece that sticks out. I'll post pictures if I get my camera working.

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Call for Arduino 'ibles with common parts

Hello I am attempting to compile a list of the amazing Arduino builds that require few or common parts. The builds that I have are below. 2 Player Pong Twitter Mood Lamp Original from O'Reilly's Getting Started With Arduino Touchless Interface from Make magazine Octosynth A perfect example of what I am looking for TV out So many uses Android voice controlled servo Needs a bit more work and explanations There are probably a few cool ones out there using the TV out library or Android. If you know of a project similar to these, please drop its link in the comments. Thanks

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I guess you call this homework? Answered

BUT It isn't my home work. A friend Emailed me this and asked if I knew how to work it out. Th answer was no - do any one help - No teaching involved here my friend is in his 70's. A car engine has four camshafts each supported by three journal bearings. The engine runs at a maximum of 8000rpm, and the camshafts rotate at half engine speed. Assuming the engine oil to be 40 degrees - Determine the maximum power absorbed by the camshaft bearings. Other data given below journal bearing = 35 mm bearing axial length = 20 mm radial clearance = 0.018 mm oil grade = vg32 oil density = 890kg m   ̅³̇

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Calling All Programmers (Yes, ALL)

Every now and then in typing class, our teacher will give us a handful of letters, and we're given about 5 minutes to come up with as many words as we can from these letters. So today I thought... what if there was a program where you could input a string of letters, and it would spit out as many words as possible that can be made out of those letters. A quick Google search was less than fruitful. So, to the more techier of my fellow Iblians, how would you go about writing a program that could do this? I'm thinking something where you input a string of letters, and then it scans, say, an online dictionary, to find as many words as possible from the inputted letters. Sound doable?

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What is this incredibly hot liquid called? Answered

Well me and my friend added KNO3 and sugar to a tin coffee mix container to see the reaction. So it all went well (smoke shot all around and stuff the can turned red hot. ) but when I got to the can after I noticed it was still smoking a little I noticed that there was a tan-ish colored fluid at the bottom of the can that seemed to be the source of the smoke. Out of curiosity I dropped the dead match And I was surprised to see that it had lit on fire and completely disintegrated in less than 5 seconds. Anything I put in it (Paper cup plastic bottle) was burned and dissolved. It wasn't until I poured cold water in(after which boiled instantly) was i able to dump the liquid into the ground. So my question is what was that stuff?

Question by FuzGuy433   |  last reply


Calling all small engines mechanics!

I have a problematic Ariens YT12 tractor that I have been meddling around with all summer trying to make run perfectly. If I make a video and post it on youtube, to show what it's been doing lately, can someone help me out??!?? I got kinda drunk one weekend and I think I revved the sh*t out of it, the weird things is, I can cut grass with it at full throttle for 2 hours but as soon as I go to rev the engine higher with my modified gas pedal or when I'm adjusting the carb, it just revs up then it starts to sputter and it wants to stall. It's really weird, and although I think I could use a new crankcase gasket, I know the engine is not blown, I'm wondering if maybe I've melted something in the carb, considering how close the carb is to the exhaust pipe on this machine, and the fact that it's a hot running machine (I remember shutting it off one night when it was dark after cutting grass for two hours, the bolts the hold the exhaust on the engine were glowing bright orange.) Anyways I won't bother explaining too much of it, but I'm wondering what I did to my baby and I know a video would probably clarify things a lot better. Something needs to be replaced on it, I know for a fact, it's just a matter of what. I figure even a new carb kit to replace the gaskets and the needle and pin would probably help oodles.

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


how can i call my friend with out the use of money or a phone? Answered

My friend is long distance and if i want to call him i cant because my phone charges for long distance and i dont want to pay for skype any ideas around this?

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak   |  last reply


Why do they call RC motors servos?

If they were true servos there would be a feedback signal generated. What is the proper term for these motors, maybe a stepper?

Question by baudeagle   |  last reply


Easyest way for a arduno interrupt to call a funtion? Answered

Hi, I am trying to build a arduino speedometer for my go kart. I need a function that is called everytime a pin goes from low to high using a reed switch. The curcumfrence of the wheel is about 1m. The absoltue maximum this kart will be able to go is about 100km/h (28m/s). So the arduino pin will need to be able to be read 28 times every second. What is th best way to make the arduino call a function on a pin that needs to be read at least 28 times per second?

Question by David97   |  last reply


Is Call of Duty 2 for PC working right?

I have Call of Duty 2 (or COD2) for PC. I've had it running fine on my computer before. Then I got a virus and then had to run it again, which is this time. I put it into my disk drive...nothing happened. I went to device manager and it said that my two CD drives were not working properly. I uninstalled them and reinstalled them. I restarted my computer, put it in and nothing happened. When i go "My Computer" it says that the disk drive is empty. I have Windows XP.

Question by lil larry   |  last reply


What is this thing called? (3 leds with a diffuser)?

I acquired a bag of these a while ago, they had no markings and the bag was just a generic clear plastic one.  I've been taking out the leds to use on various other projects, but I found a decent use for them as is, and wanted to know if there's a specific name for them, if I need to go and buy some.  

Question by chrispaccord   |  last reply


Whats is this little component called?(Picture included)

And what does it do? Because i have a bunch of these and tell me what the little numbers and letters mean(In picture).

Question by ReCreate   |  last reply


Geek-Protection Stickers? Call for design suggestions!

So, Star's in jail in Boston for forgetting she was wearing some electronics.I sent this to Xeni Jardin, and she added it to the BoingBoing story:Star was an intern at Squid Labs this summer, and is an all-around awesome geek who loves to build things. FYI, friends at MIT say she wears the hoodie on a regular basis- it's just unfortunate that she had it on while trying to pick a friend up at the airport. MIT students don't really do mornings, or worry about what they're wearing, so I can't imagine she'd even think about her clothes before heading out to pick up a friend at the airport before 8am.When Star gets out we'll have her do an Instructable on 1) how to get arrested at the airport without being shot, and 2) how to package your homemade electronics to look purchased.Maybe BB and Instructables should start handing out some official-looking stickers and plastic covers to make breadboards look more commercial- it will keep our readers away from automatic weapons. I just got email back from Xeni saying, "Let's do those stickers!"Question: what should the stickers look like? What should they say? Make some suggestions, or submit some designs here, and we'll print them up!

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Any Canadian war games? Answered

I've been playing a lot of Call of Duty, but I'm kind of irritated that there's nothing about Canada in it. Does anyone know of a video game where you play as Canadian forces?

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I want to get a cell phone, but I am so confused by prepaid, 2 year contracts and whatever. PLEASE HELP ME!? Answered

I want a very cheap phone (not the "two cent 500 $ shipping stuff on ebay"), I want to be able to text and call (duh), but I dont care about internet, im just fine with my Apple computer.preferrably something small. And also please help with the figuring out of what all the prepaid phones are.

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Question about activating bluetooth by phone? Answered

Ok, guys, just hear me out -- this may or may not be possible, I just need to know what parts I would need for the bluetooth section. Here's my ambition: I want to modify a simple alarm clock so that whenever my android phone receives a text message or phone call, it sets off the alarm clock. I'm almost certain I'll be able to write an app for the phone to send out a bluetooth signal whenever I receive a call or text message, I just need to know what parts I'll have to have for the alarm clock. I'm assuming it's some sort of receiver that I would have to wire into the clock. Just let me know what you guys think. I know it sounds stupid and I'm sure there are much better ways to do things but I want to go this route if at all possible. Thanks!

Question by gtgm_110   |  last reply


I need a way for 8 different people to be able to call for service, somewhat like a stewardess call button.

I run a small community acupuncture clinic, where I treat 8 people in a single room.  I am often out of the room for 10-20 minutes at a time, and would like to have anyone in there be able to press a button and have a chime/pager/light go off in the reception area so that I know it's time to go and get someone's needles out. I am not much of a wiring/soldering type person, but if someone had a cheap and easy way for me to do this I would be eternally grateful. Thank you in advance!

Question by fearsome.orange   |  last reply


Is it possible to add voice effects to outgoing VOIP calls?

The subject line pretty much says it all... I'm intrigued by the idea of prank calling my friends by processing my voice through audio effects (i.e. - using VST/AU plugins). I'm not even sure if this is possible, but it seems like there must be a way. I think illformed's Glitch plugin ( http://illformed.org/plugins/glitch/ ) would be perfect for something like this. Any tips on how to hook this up? FYI: I normally make VOIP calls via my MacBook Pro, and I have Audio Hijack and a plethora of software effects installed already. However, I'm open to any and all suggestions - even if they can't be done with my existing setup. Thanks!

Question by exlxaxd   |  last reply


Shock Collar activated by mobile phone call/text?

Hi,  I want to convert an electric shock collar to be activated by a call or text sent from my mobile phone. It has to operate long distance, so I assume some sort of stripped-down mobile device will be needed that can receive a mobile signal.  I have no idea how ot go about this, anybody have a solution for me? Does a device like this already exist, here or on the market?  I tried shopping about but could find no commercial device of this nature, only 'long range' RF shock collars with a maximum range of 1000 metres. 

Question by Ohnanka   |  last reply


Calling everyone with small engines experiance! (Video update)

Ok I decided to rip into my tractor today because I was bored. I knew if I ripped into the actual cylinder that it would probably look pretty horrible with the way I drive my tractor. Needless to say I was right... I want someone to tell me what I can do with this!! I have it sitting open like it is in the pictures right now and I don't wanna put it back together until someone looks at it!. Also, how do I check that the valves are working right? Can someone PLEASE look at this asap?? Also does anyone know what I could clean the cylinder top and the cover with?? Would varsol paint thinner be a bad idea because of the gasket??

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


Is it possible to record incoming calls with arduino uno and GSM module?

I am doing a project to record incoming calls which are going to arduino(GSM module) as a text  file or audio file. Am new to embedded, Please anyone can explain how can i record calls automatically with arduino...!! thanks in advance.....!!

Question by jampaiah2470   |  last reply


How to force voice calls through A2DP bluetooth device

Hey all,  I have an A2DP bluetooth music receiver hooked up to my car. I connect my iphone to it. here is the link to it.  http://www.amazon.com/Version-Belkin-F8Z492-Bluetooth-Receiver/dp/B0035JL35O It plays music pristinely through the device.  But when I try to make a phone call, it doesn't send the dial tone or the call through the bluetooth device, but only through the iphone. Is there a hack to force the call through the A2DP device? Thanks

Topic by D4VIDLE   |  last reply


What are the pins called that you use to break out of a board?

I plan on buying a board that does not have breakout pins. Instead of just soldering wires right onto it I wanted to solder on my own pin headers. What are the pins called to buy them as individual items? I have only found them bundled with stuff. Granted I haven't searched long and hard, but I'm at work and I can't :( I'm gather supplies and brainstorming my CNC project.

Topic by Phoenix17   |  last reply


Casting Call: Everyday Edisons in San Jose, Dallas, Chicago

The PBS show Everyday Edisons is holding casting calls for Season 3!Bring your idea or product and the paperwork, and present it to the judges in two minutes. Here's a useful FAQ.From their website:We consider concepts of all levels, whether it's just an idea, a prototype, a finished product, a patented idea, etc. -- all are welcome. There is no age requirement, but children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. DatesSan Jose, CA - This Saturday, Feb 16 2008. Doors open at 7am at the McEnery Convention Center. Dallas - Saturday, March 15, 2008.Chicago - Saturday, April 9, 2008.Northeast, location TBD - Saturday, May 17, 2008

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how do you build a rpm meter and what is it called? Answered

Iv been tring to design a time mechine for a few months now and the best solution to this problem that i could find was gravitational time dialation this is the thery inwich gravity slows time down inside the gravitational field. to do this i decide to build a big centrofuge with a power full motor but to do this i will need a rpm meter to mesure the angular velocty of the centrofuge but the bad part about this is i dont know where to buy 1 so i ducided to build 1 but i need 1 that feed data into a laptop through a usb port 

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Is there a way to see a restricted call without using something you have to pay for?

 Is there like a code you cand do on your phone? Plz help me!

Question by brookec1120   |  last reply




What are these ribbon connectors called and where can I find connectors??

I need to get a connector for the ribbon connector shown in the attached image but I cannot find what they are actually called (ribbon connector searches are just showing IDE type cables). If anyone could point me in the right direction/enlighten me on this subject that would be amazing. Thanks!

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Is it possible to make a wifi handset to make calls from wifi hotspots?

Trust me to ask the impossible - but knowing you clever lot on instructables, you'll probably work out a way for it to be done! Kaz

Question by Droylsdenian   |  last reply


no matching function for call to 'DS3231::DS3231(const uint8_t&, const uint8_t&)'?

How can i rectify this error please? #include DS3231  rtc(SDA, SCL); void setup() {    rtc.begin();    rtc.setDOW(WEDNESDAY);       rtc.setTime(12, 00, 00);       rtc.setDate(1, 16, 2018);   } void loop() { }

Question by Frank EdwinM   |  last reply


I need to know what a part is called on a laptop mother board?

I recently removed my motherboard from my laptop to repair my DC Jack.  That operation was successful. However I created another problem. I broke the little white plastic reciever piece that accepts the wire connector from my heat fan/sink. Its a four wire connector.  I desoldered the piece from the motherboard. I am just not sure what this piece is called. I want to order a new one and solder it on.

Question by galapogus21   |  last reply


How to retrieve phone number of incoming call/sms to gsm module?

I would like to find phone number incoming call or sms to gsm module with arduino. I am using SIM800. How can I find it? I have tried with AT+CLIP=1 n AT+CLCC but i didn't get it..!! Thanks in Advance..!!

Question by jampaiah2470   |  last reply