How to clone yourself in GIMP?

I've seen all the instructables on how to clone yourself in photoshop so I downloaded a trial version of it but... is there any way i can do this in GIMP? Like a history brush in GIMP? Thanks, joespicnictables

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Do-it-yourself thermal paper

Hello,I am thinking about buying a small mobile printer, but the smallest (500g/1lbs, €50) available is using thermal paper.While I could find the paper rather cheap in the US (from about 6 cent/sheet) here I could not find anything similar.I did stumble across http://www.atarimagazines.com/v6n2/Inventions.html (" ... homemade thermal paper has a darker printout than any thermal paper you could buy. ... Be sure to clean your thermal head ... .") andhttp://www.ehow.com/how_4685502_make-thermal-paper.htmlHas anyone tried it or allready an old thermal printer to try?Even if it will not be suitable for every day use, I am really interested in the subject :-)

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Solder-It-Yourself LED Board Kit

Hello all, I'm here to offer my LED board kit. You may be familiar with it if you saw my Ready, Set, Go! Lights Instructable. They were originally a product I was making to light up Hyundai Tiburon's but that ultimately did not pan out and now I have quite a few spare parts.I will be selling these at cost in an attempt to make back a portion of the money I spent designing them. (AKA need money for new projects! :P )You get everything you see in the picture:(1) blank LED board PCB(10) Super-flux 'really bright' LEDs (1 extra)(6) 1/4W surface mount resistors (3 extra, they are notoriously small and easy to lose)(1) 1N4001 diode for reverse polarity protectionAvailable colors are white, blue, and red (custom combos are available)Price is $3USD per kit, shipping to North America is $2.50USD (Canada Post Light Packet) up to 6 kits.$1USD soldering fee for those not comfortable soldering.Paypal is the preferred payment method.Check out some pics of finished boards: http://www.rumblerobotics.com/tiblights

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What is the penalty for voting for yourself in an Instructables Contest? Answered

So I noticed the rules state that you can't vote for yourself in contests. If you do, does the vote get excluded or is the Instructable disqualified? I am trying to figure out what I need to do to make my Instructables better and this is something I've been doing incorrectly. Thanks.

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can you make expanding foam yourself?

You can buy it in cans and i've seen 2 chemicals mixed to make it. can it be homemade with easy to get materials?

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Show off your drive (and introduce yourself)

Hey guys. Like the charter says, I want you to show off your drive. If you don't have a pic, dont worry. Try to tell us some other way or just get one off the net. We're a fun place, not too serious. See ya in the forum!

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Biggest number ever? See for yourself! :P

Alright guys, I got bored, so I decided to make a stupid little thing that I origionally used to do with my calculator in math class. :) Actually, now I have to tell this crazy story.. :P Alright, so I used to do 1+1 a bazillion times in school to see how high i could get my calc to in 1 period of class. Then (since im a MAJOR geek) I got this AMAZING idea. I decided to hook the = button to a microcontroller with a reed relay from radio shack. So I went home, and did just that. I wish I had a picture of it. It was so cool. I let it go and go. :) Anyway, now to the stupid project I made in html/javascript. So, I made this just to "prove" that there is no "biggest number". Now, it doesnt actually find proof so it "could" be wring, but its not. :P Anyway, heres the link: http://bignumbers.co.cc/numbers.html Lol. Thats all I have 2 say. Look at the source code LOL! :P KFSDAGJK  its soooo funny. (to a geek) Anyway, thanks. Later guys! :) p.s., I am at 85,000 on mine.. :)

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anyone notice that you can follow yourself on instructables??? Answered

Anyone notice that you can follow yourself on instructables???

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Is there a do-it-yourself ultralight aircraft guide somewhere on the internet?

I have always wanted to construct an ultralight aircraft with this old rowboat I hooked up some shocks and wheels to, I even have the hang glider, I need a way to connect it while giving me the ability to steer properly.

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What happened to the ability to email instructables to yourself or friends? Answered

There used to be a button for it, but I can't find it any more.

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How do you make a robot vacuum cleaner yourself?

How could i make a robot which avoids objects whilst sucking up dirt off my tiled floor?

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Grounding yourself w/ a suitable ESD wristband without a PSU

So I do not own a laptop or any personal computer as I have no need for either of them (until I get deeper into electronic tinkering with an Arduino, etc). I do have an ESD wristband that I bought from a local computer store that has an alligator clip on the end. I've done a bit a research, but only getting mixed answers as to how I can ground myself without a PSU. I'd like to guarantee that I don't fry any of the beginner electronic projects that I plan on doing. How exactly am I supposed to ground myself with an ESD-wristband? I do own rubber Nike sandals (open-toe) that I don't mind wearing to help avoid frying any electronics, have a wooden surface on my workbench, but my workstation area is all on carpet. Thanks in advance!

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I have a question about 360 controller mods Answered

I plan on buying a DIY mod kit from ebay to modify a 360 controller. In the kit, there are some simple parts and then there is an 8-pin PIC microcontroller. I am wondering if there is a way (inexpensively) that i can connect that microcontroller to my computer, get the code programmed into that, and program it onto another microcontroller. I want to do this so that i can make more of the kits for much cheaper for my own personal use (to use on more controllers). Is there any way that i can do this cheaply? And can i get the blank 8-pin microcontroller and a microcontroller reader/writer from radioshack or somewhere similar?

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Instructables Sandbox?

Is there a sandbox for practicing creating and posting an instructables without publishing (and making a fool of yourself)?

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Instructable for xshot-type device?

Hi, I've seen all the instructables for monopods and string stablilizer things, but I was wondering if there is anyone that knows how one would make a device that you can connect to your camera and take a picture of yourself, or get yourself in a group shot. There is a device called the xshot, but I'd rather make my own! Thanks!

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77 Creative Projects You Can Make Yourself with SCRABBLE Tiles! -- Beyond the Scrabble Tile Pendant :)

SCRABBLE IN STYLE: 77 Fun & Fresh Scrabble Tile Projects! This Jam-Packed Full-Color PDF Guide (40+ pages!) goes WAY beyond the classic Scrabble tile pendant. (not sure what the craze is all about? Check out http://thescrabblegal.etsy.com )In my latest, most comprehensive guide, you'll discover everything you want to know about Scrabble tile crafting, including:- 8 Basic Technique Mini-Tutorials- 13 Ways to Make Scrabble Tile Jewelry- 65 Instructional Diagrams & Photos- 4 Funky Finishes- 4 Ways to Jazz up Your Tiles- 6 Scrabble Tile Alternatives- And Much Much More!!!Check out a few preview pages below to discover just a small sample of what youll learn when you purchase this electronic tutorial.Over 300 tutorials sold in the past 2+ months... here's what a few people have been saying:........................................................................................................................................................................"What a wonderful tutorial! I've never seen any instructional ebook more professionally done than this one...Laura is wonderful to work with!"........................................................................................................................................................................"As easy as 1,2,3. The instructions are clear, step by step and help links to various websites. A+ Seller!"........................................................................................................................................................................"You rock girl! This is a fabulous deal! I was already making Scrabble tile jewelry, but it looks like this has SO much useful info. Great job! You can tell a lot of work went into this E-Book." ........................................................................................................................................................................"Lots of good information...great customer service...how sweet it is when you purchase something the seller says if you have a problem just get in touch with them...what more can you ask for!!! prompt, friendly service."........................................................................................................................................................................ Check out the tutorials for yourself at http://thescrabblegal.etsy.comLook forward to hearing from you soon!LauraTheScrabbleGal :)

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a 567 page document................made in 5 seconds.

Ok, this is a document i made in ms word today. It is 567 pages long, and made in 5 seconds. Yes, 5 seconds, not 5 months, no joke. No copy and paste either, or a download (those take about a minute each for a document 567 pages long)if you want to know how to do it yourself, first of all, dont bother with this unless you have word 2007, as it does not work in past versions of office. However, i have saved this document in compatibility mode, so you can see it has 567 pages yourself.the upload for this document is taking a while............about 2 mins

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how do I bend sheet glass for a curved cabnet?

I need to bend glass for a display cabnet. I an not sure how to do this. Can anyone help a do it yourselfer?

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Keyboard Pants

It's a keyboard that has been attached to a pair of pants. This bit of DIY tech allows you to touch yourself in public and get work done at the same time. The pink keys are a nice touch, too. A real fashion statement. Keyboard Pants via Make blog

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Steampunk USB Memory

Meticulously crafted from hand-polished brass and copper, the USB drive reminds me of something out of the art deco neo-future of Buck Rogers - or perhaps more apropos - Flash Gordon.If you want to know how to make it yourself, learn to read russian and go HERE

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Ultimate Useless Machine V2 (AKA: Easiest Kit EVER...)

Version 2 of the Useless Machine is now out and it may melt your brain. Don't take my word for it, check it out yourself: http://frivolousengineering.com/?page_id=750

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Is soldering a health risk?

I was just wondering how (aside from being clumsy and burning yourself) soldering can be a health risk. I would suppose the fumes would be bad for you, and is there anything else? And is it safe to solder in an average room in a house, or should I do it outside for better ventilation? 

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free computer programs written in C and Assembler

I have a number of free example programs including socket and web page programming. Help yourself by going to ftp://fets.user32.com and use   ian   as the username. There is no password required so leave it blank. I hope you find something useful. ian t.

Topic by turnbui 


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?http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7049002.stm

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Anyone know how to make a cable for the Wacom digitizer pads used in Motion Computing tablets? I found them cheap.?

Like this cheap - $70. If you could make a cable for this, and slip it behind your MacBook screen (which should be pretty easy: see my instructable), you'd have yourself a VERY cheap Cintiq.

Question by tqbrady 


how many terabytes of music is there in the world? Answered

I'm just curious i assume there is at least one terabytes of music in the world, so how many terabytes of music or even petabytes of music are there in the world?  don't make it too complex, don't worry about the resolution of the recording just keep it simple.  if you could cite a source that would be great, or explain yourself.  thanks!

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Steering wheel desk

From the MAKE blog, comes a pass-through of a product available on Amazon. The steering-wheel latch-on table itself is fairly pedestrian (pun intended), but the legalese is just delightful. Read it for yourself at http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/09/re-make_simple_elegant_handy_steeri.html .And before you comment, please keep in mind those orbital lasers. I have access to the launch codes, and have no qualms about using them.

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The AWESOME Button

Matt Richardson over at Make made an awesome button from the Staples Easy Button. When pushed, the reprogrammed button randomly selects a synonym to the word 'awesome', perfect for thinking of new (awesome?) words to include in a description when writing. As an added bonus, Instructables' own Scoochmaroo is (sorta) referenced briefly @0:20 Check out the video and make one yourself: via: MakeMagazine YouTube Chanel

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anti-static

When working with electronics how often do you ground yourself? In many tutorials dealing with IC's they don't ground them selves. In a lot of programming tutorials they don't mention grounding when handling the chip. Stuff like arduino, minipov, daisy, and many others where the end project is open, are those sensitive to discharge? I'm juust asking because the esd wriststraps are annoying to wear because the wire get's in the way.

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DESIGN tutorials!

I've been looking around, and it seems like generally instructables users are not web/graphics designers. There needs to be a section for the design tutorials!!! Anyways when my schedule frees up in the future, I'll add some flash and dreamweaver tutorials... otherwise there is a major lacking of web DIY instructables! what you guys think? Dont you guys wanna learn how to DIY (design it yourself)? I am talkin about design here, not art.

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Positions available at Instructables (October 19, 2018)

Working at InstructablesIf you don't see an open position that fits you, please don't hesitate to drop us a line and say hi. We are always actively building our network of curious, creative talent with a passion for making. To introduce yourself, please send your cover letter and resume to auctoramentum at instructables dot com with a fun, robot-related subject line

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Lomography Konstructor - World's First 35mm DIY SLR

Analogue photographers rejoice! Today, Lomography is proud to announce the world's first 35mm do-it-yourself SLR camera, the Konstructor. Demystify the inner workings of a SLR camera by building the Konstructor yourself. Assembly takes about an hour, and can be customized with fun stickers after to personalize your new camera. Not just a simple kit, the Konstructor boasts different shooting modes, a tripod, and an uncoupled shutter release to easily produce multiple exposures. The Konstruktor produces wonderfully sharp and vibrant photos which capture the joyful essence of photography. "Through the fantastically fun process of assembling this beautiful machine, you’ll learn the essence of photography and be able to shoot wonderfully sharp and vibrant analogue photos. It’s time to take the next step on your exciting photographic adventure and boost your creativity to the max." TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 35mm (135) Film Detachable 50mm f/10 Lens Shutter Speed: 1/80s with multiple exposures Focus Distance: 0.5m – Infinity Dimensions: 121 × 33 × 65mm Ready to get your own and start building? Head over to Lomography!

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Best DIY Arduino Clone

Hi everyone. I live in Mexico, and getting an Arduino is hard, not to mention way more expensive than the $30 US version. I was looking for some Arduino clones that you can do yourself (Open source, no kits) but since I've never used an Arduino I don't know how to compare them and decide wich is the best. I hope someone experienced on Arduino and Arduino clones can help me out. Thanks in advance. Cheers!

Topic by Skyriam 


How can I create a remote motion sensitive wildlife camera on the cheap?

I am trying to do a favor for my father-in-law. He would like to set up a hidden camera in the woods to capture wildlife being, well, wild. I made the mistake of telling him there would be an example of how to do it yourself here (i'ble) but I have not found anything close to what I want to do. Any help will be appreciated.

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What's the best DIY Arduino clone? Answered

Hi everyone. I live in Mexico, and getting an Arduino is hard, not to mention way more expensive than the $30 US version. I was looking for some Arduino clones that you can do yourself (Open source, no kits) but since I've never used an Arduino I don't know how to compare them and decide wich is the best. I hope someone experienced on Arduino and Arduino clones can help me out. Thanks in advance. Cheers!

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any starter projects?

I am really new to electroic hacking but i love the thought of making stuff out of crap electronics, i have an old portable b/w tv , a old flatbed scanner, a pistol grip laser temp gun. is there any ideas on what i can build out of these and some other stuff? this will be my first project. i do have some knowlage about electricity and i am a do it yourselfer so i know tools. any help would be great, Thank you

Topic by wiccanman82 


mechanical wave

I'm trying to build a tail of a fake animal, and the tail is kinda long (total length of about 3 feet), I have a 10 pound pull solenoid and I want the tail to kind of do a wave thing, like if you were do a wave with your arms ( not in a group, all by yourself where you hold your hands together, you know what I'm talking about). I know how to do the electronic part of it by sending pulses to the solenoid, but How would I convert that into a believable tail?

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this copy of windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can logon. Do you want to activate windows now "

Hi all! Currently your computer using Windows 2K3 64bit but present it to the logon error message this copy of windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can logon. Do you want to activate windows now " Activate your click report it is activated then log off out. Now you can not logon to be more, so ask yourself how can overcome this error is not? TKS! sorry for poor English

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Best way to learn JAVA?

I already know a very small smidge(really not enough to say "know". More like I can read a Java program's source, and understand the difference between the methods, the classes, etc. and how they are used.)However, I don't know enough to write my own. I have a couple of books(Java for Dummies, and Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours), but they haven't really been much help to this point. Does anyone else know of a good book for learning Java?

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How to change diagram for EL Wire Inverter

As you all know, building it yourself is almost always cheaper! I've been doing a lot with EL Wire recently and I want to make my own inverters since the ones online can be pricey. There seem to be a LOT of ways to make an inverter. I liked this one in particular: http://www.timercircuitdiagram.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/cqs1263343377k.jpg What would I need to change to achieve an output of about 200v at about 500hz? I've read that this is optimal for EL wire.

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What is the average amount of views one would get in their first year? Answered

I'm getting close to one full year of being on instructables and I wonder, Did I make an average amount of views? I know I've posted 13 instructables and another coming soon, but I don't know if I'm making enough views.  Feel free to look at my instructables for yourself and see if they could improve if I seem below average view counts. Thanks for you opinions!

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Instructables on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday March 9th, 2008

A story about online DIY culture including Instructables and an interview with me aired Sunday morning on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. It was right after the puzzle. Instructables CEO Eric Wilhelm: The DIY aesthetic, at least sometimes, is about the subversive joy of making a prefab product "do something that it wasn't intended to."If you missed it, the web edition complete with archived audio, is here:Digital DIY: Web Helps Do-It-Yourselfers Share EthicMore news articles about Instructables here.

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Any body ever tried building a cell phone network repeater?

Hey has anyone ever tried building a cell phone network booster/repeater? A wireless one. I tried looking around online but just been getting Marketing stuff nothing which you could actually sit and construct yourself. May be using an old access point or something! I am not that too good with Radio circuits so looking for help to be able to try and make something really cool in my spare time. :)

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How much electricity is dangerous?

I found plans to make a device to give yourself a static charge using a negative ion generator. It outputs 7.5 kV and 10 mA. I've seen it in use and I know it's not dangerous. I wanted to build two of them together making it output 15 kV. Unfortunately that would also make it 20 mA. I'm not sure what the resistance of the human body is so I guess my question is will 15 kV and 20 mA flowing through a person be dangerous? Thank you for the replies and I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm pretty new to my electronic hobbies.

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Does anyone know any good books on Electronics or Physics? Answered

I don't want any Teach-Yourself-Electronics-In-Five-Easy-Lessons sort of thing, I'd like something practical, but good theoretical Physics and Electronics ones will do too. I've got the Feynman lectures (the best textbook ever) and Horovitz and Hill (I find it a bit too complex and filled with electrical engineering details that are old and not very necessary for me). I'd like a book to learn something (not a new idea) new for me and maybe find a few project ideas. i'm making a sort of a wish list.  Any ideas?

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What are some resources I can utilize to teach myself the basics of engineering and mechanics? Answered

Being adept in this kind of thing certainly gives one an edge in innovation by a wider range of what is physically possible to create. I am currently a high school student with no intention of earning a formal degree in mechanical engineering in the future, however, I do take a keen interest in it and would love to become knowledgeable enough to successfully, safely, integrate it into my inventions. I'm wondering how many of you actually have a background in this field and if not, how did you manage to teach yourself?

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How to start with Technology?

Hello, I'm already visiting this website for a while, but never really sign up. Today was finally the day I decide to register myself. I'm very interested in the technology section of this website, and I think all of you are awesome inventors! :)  So back to my question, I don't know a lot about technology, so my question was, where is the best place to start (or learn) things about technology? Like building things all by yourself, with batteries and such things. I'm a beginner in technology, I only know some programming on computers, and a bit about how computers are build, but that's all! I hope someone can help me! :) Thanks In Advance! :)

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