What process would be best to make this mold???

New here so sorry if its in the wrong spot but I need to recreate the molding in this picture. Now it doesnt have a ton of detail so it should be fairly easy to make but I have no idea what to do. Can I vacuum form it and then use that piece to pour a mold. Can someone post some good links on what to do? Thanks John [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a117/jleews6/images.jpg[/IMG]

Topic by 85 GT Kid 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


contests

 I was wondering if there will be another  metal challenge ? I missed the last one ...

Topic by coolbeansbaby68 7 years ago


One mans garbage...

Really is another mans gold! I'm the type of person who, when seeing something internesting, picks it up. For instance, I have found: @ A working VCR (and I use it) @ A small TV (not broken, just REALLY old) @ Microwave ovens (several, not a single one broken) @ Old computers (the joys of Harddrive magnets) @ A 27 inch Panasonic TV (it's working perfectly, i use it daily) UPDATE 10 July 2010 @ A working DVD player (slot jammed, fixed it) @ A PlayStation 1 (not tested, I'll report back) (tested it with the AV cable I also found, it works!) There's no shame in taking "trash" off the streets! I got some funny looks having a small TV strapped to my bike, I take them as compliments! What I'm trying to say here is basically Save the planet, finders keepers!

Topic by Kirbsome! 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how to make liquid soap for sale purpose

I will be thanks full if any one explane to me how to make liquid hand wash and dish wash ......

Topic by azam7676 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Elementary School memories.

I remember once one of my friends and I were going to throw butter at people after lunch and we went outside and he found a carrot on the ground and threw it at his brother. Their mom thought it was a Cheeto. What about you? What weird memories do you have from elemantary school or your childhood?

Topic by Sunbanks 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Whoa ! I signed in and thought the forums had been eliminated...

Took me a good 5-6 minutes to find them again.  Is this on purpose? 

Topic by Goodhart 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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Requests for removal from Sponsor’s mailing list may be made as instructed in any such email, or by sending a written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Instructables Mailing List” at the above address, by calling the above telephone number, or as otherwise indicated on the Sponsor Site. Residents of Vermont may omit return postage on winner’s list and mailing list requests.   © 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. INSTRUCTABLES is a registered trademark or trademark in the United States of Autodesk, Inc. Other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Topic by noahw 7 years ago


What is the little brown dot on an ipod touch?

Yep that's pretty much it. My friend and I have been wondering what the heck it's purpose is for quite a while. If you have any idea what it might be please leave a comment below. Thanks!!!!!

Topic by jackjackboom 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Used Polaroid cartridges

Hi everyone! I'm looking for empty Polaroid cartridges of any shape and condition! If you're willing to ship some over, please do reply! I will pay for shipping. Looking for quite a few! Thanks!

Topic by joyene 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Help with Voltage Regulator

Hi, I have put one of these together for an ATX power supply and have come across something that I might be getting wrong.... In mocking up the LM317 circuit in breadboard (standar one found everywhere on line and on the LM317 pages), I have got the thing metering -11v to +11v??? I am using one of the black ground wires of the PSU on the black side of the volt meter, but cant figure out why I am not just getting positive voltages??? Could the diode be faulty? Or is this in fact correct? Any help appreciated...

Topic by lone_viper 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I just do not thrust what my eyes see

No hello Can you explain me that Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, Australia, China, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, June 4, 2012. I am shure i will like your explanation...... Mario Yes from Quebec

Topic by mario.m3 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


just wondering about 3d printing materials

Print with clay? is there some form of fire proof epoxy out there or can they print glass.you know some kind of silica based ink that ya could print out into objects them fire them up to fuse together?

Topic by ripit 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Fireworks Ignitor

I'm looking to make a bottle rocket igniter, and I am trying to fit it in the smallest package possible. If I were to use the circuitry from a stun gun, and connect it to some 16 gauge nichrome wire, could it heat up the wire enough to set off a firework? I could also use wire of a different gauge(32-40) if necessary.

Topic by H20 7 years ago


Knex For sale !!

Ok so most of you may have noticed that i have not been on istructables for a while and you may have guessed that i have quit knex as i have moved on to other things and i have no inspiration etc but yeah. i have around 20 kg of knex for sale and i will also throw in my rubberbands and all thing that i used for my knex, so if you are intrested make an offer i live in England but i would be able to ship to (America,Canada,Australia and a couple more if needed) so what im thinking is that if you would like them place a comment so i know and also i would prefer paypal and if you live out of england it will most likely be posted by ship not airmail as is alot more expensive so yeah thanks please comment i will also leave what guns i have made up in the package if possible and i will post some pictures of it all out in a day or two thanks put a good offer in ( would prefer if your offers are posted in gbp but i can convert easy enough )

Topic by knex mad 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Repair damaged laptop power plug

I have this damaged laptop (HP) power plug - I think my dad closed the car door with it sticking out. When I connect it to the power jack the computer starts up but then the power drops. Can you think of a reason why? The power jack seems to be fine. The computer starts up perfectly with a different HP power unit. I haven't checked it with a multimeter yet. I tried to use thick aluminum foil around the damaged part but it didn't work. With no replacement HP power plug is my only option to replace both the plug and the jack with some other male-female power plugs?

Topic by Mr.Bahur 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


sealers and shrinky dink help needed

Hi. I have recently started to make shrinky dinks again as a fun project to do with my 4 year old daughter. I would like to make charms and make them into jewelry but I have no idea how to seal them properly. I want the images to stay exactly how we made them and also be safe to wear and get a little wet. Does anyone know any kind of sealer that would work? I’m using colored pencils and sharpie permanent markers. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Topic by bellarachel 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


BANANAS: they SUCK

Topic by snook123 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Device to Improve Sound/Lighting/Accuracy for a Digital Camera

Hi Folks, How are all of you? I'm new on this forum and I am glad to be here! :D Anyways, I need some help on a little project I am trying to achieve... I've been working on it for sometime, but unfortunately I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to circuits and need some help. It's kind of complex, so please bare with me. If anything is unclear, please ask me to explain. Okay, here is what I want to do. I want to connect a small microphone, two LED strips, a laser pointer module, a battery pack, and an "on/off" switch all to a handheld device which would allow me to harness my digital camera to it. This would give my pictures/videos better sound, lighting, and a light that will allow me to point at stuff ( the laser pointer). The battery pack would power it separately from the camera, and finally the power switch would all me to (obviously) turn the device on and off. Now, for further detail: -The microphone would be one of those small ones that can be powered off of cameras. It'd be similar to the cheap ones you can buy for your iPod Touch. If you know of a nicer mic that would draw a little more power and thus need to be connected to the battery pack, but be better sound, please inform me. -The LED strips would need to be, at most, 8 inches long, and allow me to provide light from above and below the camera. In other words, I'd basically have two different 8 inch long spaces on the device for the LED strips. It doesn't HAVE to be a strip, but could be two modules of LEDs - say, two 3 inch modules. I say this part about the modules as I'm looking for good lighting, but I want to be able to have it draw the least amount of power possible as I am using batteries to power it and am open to whatever configuration will suit this the best. -The laser pointer module (this will allow me to point at stuff as I am recording it and talking about it), would again need to draw a little power as I would run this off the battery. I would probably use a 5mW red laser module, but I am totally open to any ideas if you know of a different laser that would suit this device better. -The battery pack would need to be as light as possible. I purchased a 4 AA battery holder pack, which seems like it will work, BUT I was wondering if there would be a better way to power this (smaller, lighter, and more powerful, all while using popular type batteries so that way I can still find batteries fairly easy - i.e. 9v, AAA, etc...). Maybe have two separate power packs? Just an idea... -The momentary switches would be for the LED switches and the laser module. I would want one for each so they could be controlled separately. Two last notes: I would like each of these modules (the LED strips, the laser module, the battery packs, and the momentary switches) to be able to be connected to the main device using connectors. This would allow me to keep all the wiring inside the device and not have to re-wire anything IF one of the modules needed replacing (say, the momentary switch for the laser module died), but would allow me to simply detach the defective one, and attach the new one onto the device. Also, I don't know what size of resistors or wiring that would suit this the best. If you could include that, I'd greatly appreciate it. If someone could help me, I'd appreciate it so much. I've been trying to search this forum for this, but can't find a similar layout... I don't really know how to calculate the correct amount of power and all that as, again, I am not very knowledgeable in this... Again, thank you so much. Waldoctg

Topic by waldoctg 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I make a soundboard that activates via a momentary switch?

Hi all, For an upcoming case mod project, I would like to make a soundboard that, when a momentary switch is activated, plays a pre-loaded sound. In this case, when a momentary key switch is turned, it will start the computer, and play the sound of an engine starting. It would be even better if I could add a delay, so it starts playing the sound of the starter motor in the engine, and then continue on to the engine starting as the PC starts, but it requires you to keep the key switch activated, so its just like starting a car. Does anyone know how I could go about this?

Topic by BodenM 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


K'nex ATV entry

Here's my entry for the contest "Random Knex Contest #1" from kNeXFreek I tried to stick to the colors in the image given by kNeXFreek It has independent suspension on all 4 wheels and it can steer with the front wheels edit: I changed the wheels, see the new (first 3) images

Topic by floris2burn 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Knex ATV

My entry for kNeXFreek's challenge. It has suspension for all 4 wheels and I think that it looks awsome.  I WILL DEFINITELY NOT POST It took about an hour to make, tell me what you think

Topic by Fred the Penguin 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What Video Game Systems do you own?

Just wondering what systems everyone owns. I myself have; -Nintendo Entertainment System -Sega Genesis -Sega CD -Wii -PS2 -PC -Atari Jaguar (Really) -Gamecube -That's it

Topic by Wills42 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Paper Airplane Contest 9 (Closed)

Because speed appears to a popular theme among origami aircraft designers, I have decided to direct this new paper airplane contest--(PAC9) in their direction, in hopes of seeing even more innovative instructables from them. For this contest, the specifications are for a fast, long range paper airplane. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Ability to: (A) fly at least 50 feet; and ( B ) fly at a speed of 20 feet per second (~6 meters per second) • Durability to fly at least 20 flights • Use of less than 3 inches (0.0762) of tape in construction • Use of 1 piece or less of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction • Other permitted materials are a large paper clip and up to 3 staples • Aircraft must be named 2. Instructable Requirements: • 1 page (not the intro page) strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable’s license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 9.” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. Each patch will feature its respective aircraft, rather than medals. The first place winner will also receive a 1 Year Instructables.com Pro membership if his/her plane meets or exceeds all specifications. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of prizes wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. In the event of multiple winning entries, the higher ranking entry will be named. How to Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My PAC9 Paper Airplane [Your Member Name Here]” with your instructable’s URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Entries". Judging: I will judge all the planes myself based on their abilities. I have decided to test this way because I believe judging on performance and suitability, rather than shape, is a more objective approach. The launch height of all test flights is 5 feet above ground level. The contest begins Thursday, September 29, 2011 and ends Friday, October 28, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, October 28, 2011. From October 28 to November 1, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, November 2, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, November 3, 2011. Entries:

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to make a "Private" instructable without going pro!

Hey just wanted to share how to make a "Private" instructable without going pro! It was too easy to make a instructable so I'm making this forum topic, thanks for reading..... STEP 1: Make your instructable..... STEP 2: Do not publish your instructable..... STEP 3: Just view your instructable (Not published) and get the URL from the address bar of your browser and then you can share it with anyone you like! Hope you enjoyed this! Your Digitally, Amakerguy

Topic by amakerguy 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Energy Efficient Dog Door

Winter is coming and I have four dogs and two cats. We installed a dog door to the outside some time ago, but it's a big air leak. Even though we replace the door every six months, it's only plastic with magnets on the edges, and doesn't always fall back into place. I've tried various solutions, but what I really need is a solid door that locks into place, or a door that opens and closes with a trigger. Automatic dog doors cost about $350.00 - $450.00, and require the dog wears a special collar. I'm not looking for security, I'm looking for energy efficiency. Can someone please help? I know there are lots of others in the same position.

Topic by mattyw21 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


DIY Autopen

An interesting Instructable would be for a DIY autopen.  It isn't the most practical thing--anybody who really needs one probably has the resources to purchase a real one.  But it would be kind of cool, and it seems like it should be a fairly simple machine. 

Topic by LDL707 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Free Maker Faire Tickets

I've got two free tickets to give away for Maker Faire Bay Area, happening on May 19th and 20th! You have until 12:00 NOON PST tomorrow to enter. See my blog for details.

Topic by JamesRPatrick 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Robot Contest Ipad?

On the home page there is an ad for the Robot contest, in the corner there is an Ipad displayed but in the prizes section of the contest page the tablet is not mentioned. Just wondering what is up with that. Secret judges prize? 

Topic by Zaphod Beetlebrox 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do i get my super cheap and awesome Hydroponic Set up Featured?

Hi I worked really hard on setting up a workable hydroponic set up but for some reason i couldn't get it featured.. i don't know if it's because i did something wrong? maybe i didnt get the correct review.. maybe no one notice in the mists of all these awesome instructables any tips? help also i would like to hear more feedback.. maybe you guys can help? i definetly like to hear people's comments but because i didnt get featured i think i'm getting ignored :( check it out https://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Vertical-Hydroponic-Farm-on-the-Cheap-w/

Topic by mstyle183 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Identifiying a plant

Does anyone know what type of plant this is?

Topic by The Cartographer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Call of Duty Black Ops II

On May 1st 2012, The Call of Duty Black Ops II official trailer was revealed and has had some mixed opinions. Some people say it's too futuristic. Some people think it's going to be the best Call of Duty yet. Will it have zombies? How will the multiplayer be? Do you think it will be too futuristic or well worth the money and wait? Tell us your opinion in the comment section. We love to here from you. Follow the link to watch the trailer. = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3tedlWs1XY

Topic by Drew99-KGB 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Headlight Restoration on the cheap.

How to restore your dull plastic headlamps to like new, for about $4.00 (if your lamps are dirty on the inside, that is a whole other instructable): Step 1 - Wash the headlamps with common dish soap and allow to dry thoroughly, this will remove the dirt and oils from the lamp. Step 2 - Using regular rubbing compound or silver polish (I used Silvo brand silver polish (about $4.00 a can here in Canada), it may work with copper polish as well) Apply a small amount of compound or polish using a soft cotton cloth (an old t-shirt or sheet cut into manageable size) gently rub the lamp in a circular motion (the amount of pressure is determined by the severity of the dullness, you may need to repeat the procedure more than once) allow the polish or rubbing compound to dry to a haze, usually by the time your done both lamps the first one will be ready to perform the next step. Step 3 - Using a clean dry cotton cloth buff the lens to remove all of the haze, if the lamp still looks dull repeat step 2. Step 4 - Once you are satisfied that the lenses are as polished as they will get, wax both lamps with a high quality auto wax, (a wax containing carnuba is the best) Mother's or Maguires works great. The wax will prevent bugs, dust and dirt from sticking to the lamp and it will retain it's clarity for a long time, if the lamp starts to look dull simply apply a new coat of wax. Step 5 - Stand back and admire your newly restored headlamps - you will be amazed at how much further you can see at night. *The attached photo is of my headlamp on my 1998 Suzuki Esteem - The before picture is from another 1998 Suzuki Esteem, my lamps were almost as bad as the one pictured here.

Topic by DELETED_Silent Ninja Bunny 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Email newsletter relevancy

Recently the email newsletters are becoming less and less relevant. When I first agreed to start receiving them, they seemed great. I saw great instructables and a lot of good stuff. Now the featured 'ibles are all above my crafting skills and are expensive to boot, requiring 3D printers, expensive materials, and machinery that I don't have. While they're great instructables, they make me sigh and check the delete button on the email instead of clicking through to the site to view something I could actually do. I like the featured 'ibles usually, and this might just be me whining because I don't have the resources many on this site do have, but lately I've wanted to unsubscribe from newsletters - which would mean I would only venture to this site when I actually needed to do a diy project. No more neat ideas to be in awe of for their awesomeness - just complicated ones that are beyond me.  Maybe the newsletters could have more varied 'ibles? More simple ones and less "3D/wood/metal/arduino" ones? A balance would be nice.

Topic by Kaelpe 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Broken Parts

Well i've had knex for a long time and i've broken alot of parts... This is most of my broken parts.

Topic by The Nomlack 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Knex Database

Hey, I thought of programming a knex database on my website where everyone can enter there models so it's easy to find also other stuff... But here's the question to you guys: would that be needed?

Topic by Sorunome 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Currie Electic Bike conversion kit

I inherited a Currie E Bike conversion kit which included the rear wheel and drive motor assembly and battery pack/charger combo. It did not include the wiring harness or throttle. I did find a generic throttle/control on ebay. The kit did not have the rack that I've seen in other pictures, so I will make my own. Does anyone know enough about these to know the wiring layout or any other parts that are needed? I have a bike already to convert. I can solder and do most of my own bike repairs and some fabrication, so this doesn't appear above my usual skill level. Thanks in advance for any help. Jim

Topic by jimmilt 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cannot download any pdf

I cannot download any of the pdf files. The button appears to work, but nothing happens. I have AdBlock turned off just in case, but to no avail. Can you help?

Topic by bpolhamius 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Are there any community shops in the Vancouver bc area?

Hi. I am wondering if there any community shops in the Vancouver bc area? I have a couple projects that require large and expensive tools / machines that I cannot buy and store myself. I think that finding a community shop would be the best option.  Any help would be appreciated Professorred

Topic by professorred 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What Should I Do Next? (Contest CLOSED)

This contest is now closed. I have chosen Monesterlego as the winner. (design below.) Thank you all for entering and I will do this again! (Maybe for more prizes!!!) NEW CONTEST HERE!!! (Ends: August 10,2012.)  

Topic by iproberry1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


New K'nex Reddit Page!

I've just gotten permission to be the moderator of the empty /r/knex on reddit... Would totally love to make it somewhat popular. I'll be keeping an eye out posting some of the projects from ibles onto it, but would love it to become a community. http://www.reddit.com/r/KNEX/

Topic by Bartboy 7 years ago


Finally getting more pieces

I'm not exactly big on money at the moment. College student and all with limited working hours. Luckily, I have parents paying for a lot of expenses so I really only have to cover food that isn't under my meal plan and any other misc things that I want on the spot for supplies or entertainment. But I recently just got $25 online from doing surveys which I decided I'll put toward getting more pieces. I can't be bothered to buy all the pieces in one bulk, so I'll just probably be ordering big things of yellow connectors, green rods, and white rods to start. When I get more money I'll get other pieces, but those will already help me create a lot more things. Yes, I'm finally actually being bothered to get more K'nex in the 3+ years I've been K'nexing. So of course then the question is what things should I build now? There are a lot of things that I want to make just for the sake of putting my own spin on them. For example, I recently rebuilt my UMP from a lack of patience and a need to have something around the dorm room again (possibly using it in a video my friends are making with nerf guns). I was thinking I might have a go at making a personal assault rifle. That is, those weapons (can't think of the names of any examples) that people built mainly to have a lot of features, look somewhat like a real assault rifle in style though with their own design, and not built exactly to be great in function. I figured I'd use my UMP as a starting point. I actually wanted to make mine look decently realistic. So yeah, that'll be a just-for-fun weapon. Any other suggestions? I'm thinking less about new concepts and more about things I can put a personal spin on or perfect.

Topic by TheDunkis 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


2012 fischertechnik Fan Convention Erbes-Büdesheim Germany

WHAT: fischertechnik Fan Convention! The fischertechnik fan convention will be in Erbes-Büdesheim Germany. This convention (formally held in Moershausen) is the largest convention of ft fans and models in the world! WHEN: Saturday, 29.09.2012, 10:00 - 16:00 clock WHERE: The fischertechnik fan convention will be at Erbes-Büdesheim , a small village near Alzey near (about 75 k) Frankfurt am Maim in Germany. Knobloch GmbH is hosting this year's convention. WHO: All fischertechnik fans! WHY: If you are interested in what people are developing with fischertechnik, this is the event to attend. German companies Knobloch, LPE, and fischertechnik will have a presence. And for an awesome time, of course! WEBSITE: http://www.ftconvention.de/

Topic by ftking_83702 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Idea

Hi, I have an idea that I want to see come into fruition. I have the general idea of it figured out in my head, yet the lack of knowledge in key areas, and other projects, prevents me from completing it, although I would love to see it built. It goes as follows,    By using the power of mice, construct an apparatus that functions in either one of two ways. The first way would use an exercise wheel (bought, or made) with magnets attached that would in turn power a fan in a column that would suck the air from the bottom of the enclosure to the top through a filter. I'm not sure how magnets work, but I know that they're used to create current which is what is needed. The second method would employ 3d printed gears to crank the fan round and round. Both would be made with a series of tubes, much like the internet, that would make it suck more. :]

Topic by The Cartographer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Home made "emergency lights

I'm a member of a Shriners riding unit that makes mini firetrucks and ambulances out of go-karts to ride in parades. Strictly for fun. Many of the guys have spent hundreds of dollars to purchase "official" police vehicle lights but I'm thinking I'd rather tinker and make my own. I can probably do more with them this way then be limited to what I could buy commercially. I'd figure that I can get most of what I need in the way of LEDs and such through Radio Scrap or a local equivalent but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a site with some DIY plans on how to do this?

Topic by klammern 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Emergency Dash Light - Repair

Hello All - I am attempting to repair an Emergency Dash Light for a friend of mine.  It has blue LED lights it is similar to the one pictured in this link:    http://www.1topstore.com/product_info.php?language=en&currency;=USD&products;_id=11981  Initially the unit had all 4 LEDs burned out I fond a source for them and replaced same all worked fine.  After reassembling the unit I discovered in final test that the controlling chip went bad.  I think the chip is a EEPROM at least the package is a DIP-8.  The device has a function select push button and there are 4 flashing formats; wig-wag, flash twice wig-wag, all steady on; all on flash.  Any suggestions? 

Topic by Foxtrot70 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


emergency led or strobe lights

Does any one have a way to construct a L.E.D flashing warning light or maybe strobe light for emergency uses? I am a paramedic in a rural area and some times have to use my own vehicle to respond. Warning device needs to be relatively compact and low power draw. i just want to put red led's in my grill and maybe strobes in my head and tail lights. they make the high watt strobes(50w-80w) with the hide away grommets but they are expensive and the power supplies aint cheap. is there a reason i cant take apart a regular home strobe and wire it into a poxer inverter? thanks for any info steve

Topic by cruisermedic 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Electrical Circuit Help

I would like to make the LEDs in the pre-wired controller in the first picture shown blink to music using the formula in the second.  I was thinking that I would need to leave the +/- coming out of the controller on different power than the LED strips this way you have constant power to the controller and therefore the remote to control the colors.  Anyone know how I can incorporate this?

Topic by chunkyblamm 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


CB Radios and Relay Towers

`A buddy and I have portable Citizen Band Radios and we were kinda wondering what cool stuff we could do with it. Also we want to try and build a simple Relay tower to be able to talk to extend the signal. How would we go about doing this?

Topic by Incelism 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


solar watch winder ideas needed

This is kind of lame, but somebody gave me a ROLEX as a gift. The problem is, i never wear it because everytime i think about wearing it the thought of winding it, and then setting the date and time is a deterrent. there is apparently a pretty big market for watch winders that you have to plug in, and a decent market for lithium ion battery winders too.  what i want, it to build a little solar winder and sit it near my window and whenever the sun hits the solar cells it rotates the watch, keeping it charged.  i just don't know what i need to do to make it happen and the information i am searching for isn't out there.  does anyone know what i should buy, and what motor would work to rotate a watch and whatever piece of tape-covered sheet metal i attached the watch to?

Topic by EnergyHandyman 7 years ago


2012 Bricks Cascade, Portland Oregon

BRICKS CASCADE 2012 WHAT: BRICKS CASCADE is a 3-day convention including a 2-day public expo where Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoLs) OR Adult LEGO Hobbyists (ALH) can congregate and display their creations. It is made up of two parts: Convention and Exhibition. The Convention provides a place for fans to get together and share their friendship, experiences and show off their fantastic creations. There are many smaller events within the Convention including contests, games, round-table discussions, seminars and presentations. The Exhibition invites LEGO fans of all ages to view hundreds of incredible hobbyist-built creations and meet, and hopefully be inspired by, their creators. WHERE: Oregon Convention Center,  Portland Oregon WHEN: The private convention is on Friday June 1. The public exhibition occurs on Saturday, June 2nd between 10:00AM and 4:00PM, and Sunday, June 3rd between 9:00AM and 3:00PM. The convention schedule is here: http://brickscascade.com/Schedule.html WEBSITE: http://brickscascade.com WHO: All Adult Fans of LEGO!

Topic by ftking_83702 7 years ago