Wanted Arduino Advice For Teenager

My son has expressed an interest in Arduino because he's in an after school group of "builders" in which a number of students are toying with Raspberry Pi. He was told that Arduino can be built using a ChromeBook - we don't own a Windows computer (only Macs). He believes that he could build using YouTube and other computer based research. Can someone tell me if Arduino is compatible with ChromeBook? With so many kits available, can you please advise one that will engage him for multiple projects and may even be used for growth but at the same time is not going to break the bank? Any advice is much appreciated!!

Topic by woooshhhhh   |  last reply


Line follower robot with 100 kg payload

Hello, I like to build a robot that follow a line and can support 100 kg payload,i was wondering where to start to build the chassis. I can weld and have some but  limited access to machining tool. But I was wondering if there is not some stuff i could hack to create it faster. Vincent

Topic by VincentD48   |  last reply


Best motor and switch for this swinging arm?

I am trying to make the following: i need a 4 foot arm to swing parallel to the ground at a fulcrum. Only needs to travel 90 degrees one direction, then back 90 degrees to its original spot - Kind of like 1 windshield wiper running parallel to the ground the weight of the arm plus load at the end is roughly 10pounds this would be triggered by a single button thats the gist of it. Now if. I could tweak it... i would like one press of button A to move the arm 90 degrees then it stops. A second press of button A would move the arm back to where it originally was.  Or, if this is too costly, I could hold the button down while the arm cycles 90 degrees and back, releasing the switch when the arm reaches its desired location I need cheap options or at least a good place to start. I have zero coding or electronics knowledge thank you

Topic by Adaptivemaker   |  last reply


Rc light ,flashing light

Ive tried and tried to get an LED to light up (on at all times) then add a flashing circuit on same led like a car turn signal. Any help would be greatly appreaciated

Topic by jbrownskunk   |  last reply


how to use LDR as a relay for RC car to increase voltage to motor

Hi there,  I would like to know more about how LDR's work, its quite difficult to source 3 volt relays in South Africa, so I had an Epiphany, why not use 2x  LDR 1x for Forward and 1x for Reverse on an RC car, I don't know much about how responsive the solution is, how many seconds or milliseconds delay  there is? Does it work like a switch?  would it be a viable option on an RC car? I'm sure this could apply to little 3 volt RC cars upwards, I know brushless is the way to go, however this would indeed be a great learning experience.  kindest Regards, Lee Reddy. 

Topic by Leereddy1818   |  last reply


Tags question

Hey guys! coolcrafter101 here. How many tags do you usually put in your Instructables? I do about 8-10, but I'd like to know what other people do so I know if I am putting too many or too little. Please comment and answer. Thanks!

Topic by coolcrafter101   |  last reply


Momentary flashing lights

What is the easiest/simplest method of making a flashing light (preferably a small string of LED's or a piece of EL tape) connected to a momentary push switch? no timer or any other complication just lights that will flash on and off until the button is released. i want to make a flashing indicator light and switch small enough to mount on a ring that i can wear on my pointing finger so that the button hits the back of my hand as i straighten my finger to point and the light flashes only until i curl my finger to release the switch.

Topic by ambientvoid   |  last reply


bike booster kit

There is a project here on how to build a "BIKE BOOSTER KIT". The kit is made up of multiple 3d printed parts, including the battery pack, charger, test equipment, and a choice of small or large rc notor. The built kit is designed to mount above the front tire either bike or trike. Although I do not know what kind of bracket is included for mounting. It can be configured to fit in a bike frame in any number of positions as long as the roller can touch the front tire. I plan to mount this on a trike, There are only two possible locations, on the handlebar stem, or the fork center hole for the fender after fender has been removed. I need mounting instructions, user manual, premium hardware kit, any special mounting brackets, and sources as to where I can buy a fully assembled kit charged and ready for mounting. I am concerned that the unit is not long enough to reach the tire from the stem. I might need some sort of extender block to make it longer. Complete advice please. reeltoreelguy@gmail.com.  photo included.

Topic by rtrg   |  last reply


Guns! Guns! Guns!

If you have anything to share, put it in a forum. This way you don't have to comment on everything. Have Fun! -KamikazeSniper360

Topic by KamikazeSniper360   |  last reply


Five to ten 10MM LED require what power supply?

I am planning on making a LED reading light for my nephew, but I'm not sure what kind of power supply would be needed, or how long it would last. I have bought plenty of 10mm LED's and I'm planning on using one or two per light points, with there being five light points in an 8x11 inch space. What kind of power supply would I need for these? I was thinking of going with AA batteries, since they're readily available, but I'm not sure if I'd need one or four (put into one of those cheap battery holders, I think they're setup in series.) Also, is there a way to do it without resisters, or would resisters be required, no matter what? Thanks for any assistance! The Atomic Soul

Topic by TheAtomicSoul   |  last reply


Simple crosshair laser level pointer

Is there something or someone here that can tell me how I can make a one or two laser pointer into a crosshair laser level? 90 degrees on all sides

Topic by elkaddalek   |  last reply


This is Why You Don't Stick Fingers into Fans (WARNING: BLOOD)

WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD WARNING BLOOD Enough? Good. I am now working on a project that involves soldering. As usual I set up my extremely powerful fume extractor (I didn't make an I'ble on that, a different homemade one...).  I never put some kind of protector on it, and today I accidentally stuck my finger in one of the fans. If you're wondering whether you should put a guard on a fan, the answer is yes. Why? It takes a long time to type forum topics with one hand... "Nahhh... I'm going to be careful. Why would I even get my fingers close to the fans?" Picture are in the comments section, in case you want to learn what happens why half of your fingernail gets pulled off...

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


Mirror with 20 light bulbs

I am making a standing mirror with 20 light bulbs along the frame. Can somebody give me advice on how to wire it properly. What voltage should I use for sockets/bulbs? PS I live in Canada. 

Topic by Svet LanaN   |  last reply


How do I recharge my 18650 batteries

Hello everyone, and good day! I am attempting to add recycled laptop batteries to an old radio of mine, making it portable. I Need 12v to run it. I have made a battery pack already, but am worried that if I just use a 12v power supply to charge them, I might ruin the batteries. also, I want to be able to plug in and listen while the batteries charge. Is it true that all I need to do is to make the input and output at the same point? I hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance!

Topic by jason.eck   |  last reply


iMAX B6 Digital Battery Balance Charger

Hey i just found this cheap charger on eBay and i was wondering if it would be able to charge a pack of 18650(unprotected) 3P4S safely? i figure i could just run the charger to each 3P set and be confident it want gas/explode? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/iMAX-B6-Digital-Battery-Balance-Charger-and-Discharger-For-Lion-LiPo-LiFe-GL-/282048500472?hash=item41ab6692f8:g:ACQAAOSwH6lXRSCK

Topic by andrewlapham2010 


Electricity Free, wind powered Air Conditioning system from an old fridge

Has anyone ever thought of connecting a compressor from a refrigerator to a wind turbine and making an electricity free AC system for their house? It could be made from all free parts - turbine from barrel (vawt), dead fridge, etc. Please comment

Topic by LinuxH4x0r   |  last reply


Tips for Making Instructables Easier, Faster, & Better

*Typing...* It took me about a week to make my Instructable on my magnetic pegboard, and about a month to make my I'ble on SpectrumLED. Now I don't even want to know how much time it took chr to make his 8X8X8 LED Cube Instructable... 2 Weeks ago, I published an Instructable on my Articulating Lamp, I don't think it took me more than 3-4 hours... Other than the fact that I now have way more experience, I've thought of several tips that decrease the amount of time I have to sit in front of  the computer and type, by a HUGE amount. If making and I'ble is a lot of work, it'll feel like work, and I'll need to take a break... If it's fairly easy, I'll want to make more! I will leave some of the tips that I've come up with in the comments. If you have your own leave them in the comments below!

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


Replace broken appliance handle

The plastic handle on my ancient upright freezer broke.  The manufacturer no longer makes the part.  The screw holes on the door are 9 1/4" apart.  What is the easiest way to make a replacement handle? 

Topic by MaryE73   |  last reply


LEGO sniper rifle

This LEGO rifle by Jack Streat at MOCpages.com is pretty awesome. If there was ever any ideal way to shoot LEGO bricks, this would be it. Even the creator is impressed: This is by far the best rifle i have ever made. it is a working magazine-fed rifle in bolt action configuration, with detachable magazines, sniper scope and bi-pod. Check out the video to see it in action and the link below for a lot more pics. Lee Enfield Bolt Action Sniper Rifle via Neatorama

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Why?: Contest, Finalists, OAE, and... WHAT?

EDIT: This has turned out to be a really long post. Please see the top comment if you don't want to read everything, or if you aren't a scanner (seriously...). I did my best to stop my longforumtopicisitis disease... I don't really know how to write this "topic". I know I'm not the only one that's a bit upset about it. I'll do my best to keep it short, but if you might get pretty confused if you don't read (almost) everything. I would really like to hear your 100% HONEST opinion. I am looking for criticism. Don't worry if your response sounds harsh. Thank you. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Instructables member OAE has posted several forum topics about contest winners in the past months. I understand the fact that he is annoyed some Instructables that win in contests aren't original, aren't documented very well, and lack pictures. It does bug me a bit when these types of Instructables win, but I guess that there's normally a reason for that, since most contests don't lack entries... He also mentioned the fact that he was pretty annoyed about the fact that he doesn't win. I DO NOT want to insult him in any way, but even though his Instructables are fairly well documented, I wouldn't expect for one of his Instructables to be a finalist. Brooklyntonia wrote that "A paper airplane on a cutting mat doesn't scream click and vote.", and I agree. However, I seem to have the same (I think) problem with my Instructables, and I think that it has  just gotten a bit too much. I've won in 3 contest with 86 I'bles (think of that as 50, if you know what I mean...), which is why I feel a bit weird for "complaining". It's not that I publish Instructables just for winning in contests. Far from that. SOOOOOOOO MANY times in the past year, I have posted an Instructable that I was absolutely positive that would win in a contest, but it wasn't even a runner up! I have SO MANY! It would take me an hour to post half of them, but here are some: Articulating 70W Spectrum-Balanced LED Panel for the Lamps & Lighting Contest How to Make a Wooden 6" Bench-Vise for the Wood Contest The Flat-Pack Bandsaw for the Flat-Pack Contest (less than the others, though...) How to Build a Wooden Drill-Press Vise for the Hand-tools Only Contest 9 Unusual Tool Storage Methods for Your Workshop for the Living without Closets Contest Make Your Own Plywood Mallet! for the Plywood Contest World's Most Over-Engineered 14-in-1 Soldering Station! for the Leftovers Contest Please correct me if I'm wrong: These Instructable are featured, well documented, meet the contests requirements, contain well lit high quality photos, are original (90%, of course...). I "politely encourage" people to vote only in an Instructable that I think will win... I would understand not winning at all once or twice, but not even being a runner up even once? WHAT am I doing SO HORRIBLY WRONG? What discourages me even more is that even though I want to build something that I really need, I will wait for months until a contest opens, start making, spend a ton of time on the Instructable, and then I realise that I waited for so long, and my I'ble hasn't even won! Benne, however, even though we both publish somehow similar content, has mastered this somehow! If I make something, I have to type up the Instructable immediately, because my short term memory is pretty bad. I wrote about this a bit here. If I calm the excitement down, I might be able not to publish it right away, but that will just discourage me, since I will feel that I haven't accomplished anything (aka positive feedback, etc...). Then after waiting several months, I will publish the I'ble and still not win? Imagine your boss, at work, saying "Okay (your name), you've spent 10 hours working, but I'm going to pay you only next year. Oh, nevermind, we're having budget cuts. I'm not going to pay you at all" Wait, WHAT? WHY? I'm making this sound as if it's a bet, which is okay since you don't get "paid" from Instructables, but never getting anything at all is annoying. Also, publishing Instructables is not extremely addicting (A REAL one... ;)  I think I am following the contest guidelines, but not winning again, and again... Why? Is there something that I don't know? Thank you for reading!

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


Rain sensor + stepper motor + arduino (Need help)

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

Topic by aloy8301 


A Challenge: DIY gravity lamp

I have decided to power the lighting in my house with gravity alone starting next year. The idea started here: Greener Gadgets: Gravity LampI have some ideas about how to make it possible using some existing instructables and I though I would share this to get people thinking about new ways to use gravity as a power source. Think about it, gravity is clean, constant, eternal and EVERYWHERE. I think that this instructable has some of the essential components: Cordless Drill Crank Charge BatteriesIt gives a basic example of kinetic energy being converted into electricity, but for this application the kinetic energy will be supplied by gravity instead of the hand crank. The real fun with this project, I think, is the different ways that the kinetic energy of the weight can be harnessed. The screw used by the Gravity Lamp is just one method. A weight on a rope that is wrapped around a spool or crank is another option or even something based on the mechanism of a grandfather clock. One could even imagine a single massive weight that the whole family would hoist, with the help of pulleys, every evening to power their home lighting. Who knows.....It's time to start a gravity revolution.

Topic by PHenri   |  last reply


thank you to the community managers

I have been busy workwise and hadn't visited the site since around a year.  Today I went  thru this site, the changes,l the new developments...those lovely and numerous classes you offer and painstakingly answer each and every question...boy!!!! you are just awesome and I mean it. I would like to send a huge hug to each and every community administrator and shout out a THANK YOU. Sorry if I have posted this in the wrong forum sub, I didn't really know where this belongs to best regards sunglowart

Topic by Sunglowart 


Help with a voltage regulator for a DIY bench psu

Hello i have an atx that i would convert into a diy bench power supply but i just realize that it was just 12v and my thing work need more voltage range so i decided to use an old, but still working, Hp 30v ps. so i was looking for a way to regulated it easy, i found the lm2596 and i dont know if it would endure or use lineal regulator such the lm317. so, i need help for any inexpensive alternative or any schematics, or whatever let me step up/down the voltage. Thanks.

Topic by mario.negretemunoz   |  last reply


DIY BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

  I have a pair of tv speaker that are 16 ohms and 11 w, and I wanted to turn them into wireless bluetooth speaker kind of similar to this one. (https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Speaker-PartyBar/) . I was wondering what kind of amplifier, bluetooth module and battery would I need. these are the speakers I have- http://www.ebay.com/itm/378G110A567YAK-TELEVISION-.. I am a noob in these kind of project so, detailed explanation would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

Topic by Rafi321   |  last reply


How to Measure From a Picture

I am trying to make a table from a picture in a magazine, which has some intricate lathe work that I want to duplicate. The problem is the picture was taken at an unknown angle, and when I try to scale up from the picture my measurements come out screwed up. Is there something I can do that we allow me to find the right measurements?

Topic by Sedgewick17   |  last reply


ransformerless Power Supply circuits

Pls Suggest some IC name for transformerless Power Supply circuits of 12VDC

Topic by tsihabudheen   |  last reply


Temperature sensor with cool thermistor

Hi, I am trying to make a temperature sensor using a thermistor. I've made a basic circuit using an Arduino and some tutorials from this site and couple others, which works well but the thermistor heats up way too much - perhaps to about 50 or 60 degrees - but it needs to stay around room temperature for my application. I'm using a 5V output from an Arduino through a 15Ohm thermistor - am I doing something wrong? Many thanks for the help! The one I've made is almost identical to the one in this tutorial: http://www.circuitbasics.com/arduino-thermistor-temperature-sensor-tutorial/ except a different thermistor

Topic by Mickey_blu_eyes   |  last reply


how can i get away with stab proof armor in Australia

Long story short, in melbourne australia i have organised a group called citizen patrol group we basically patrol trains, buses, streets etc and help people in need and remove the trouble makers we do this in super hero costumes (not as silly as it sounds we are creating a character worth looking up to and bringing innocence back to children through good old fashioned super heroes) my problem is we are aware it can be dangerous but commercially made ballistic vests are illegal in my country i want the best protection for my team mates and am looking for GOOD QUALITY methods of creating one or if there is a legal loop hole that will allow us our right to protect our bodies.

Topic by Winter Wolf   |  last reply


DC Motor Stop and reverse for a feeder

Hi, I attempting to design a feeder that will raise and lower an access door to where the feed is at. The door will open at dawn and close at dusk. I am trying to design a setup similar to an automatic car antenna. When enough light hits the photocell, the motor engages, travels a distance or hits resistance and stops. When light is no longer strong enough, the motor engages in the opposite direction and after the same distance or it meets resistance, stops again. Is this possible to do without Arduino as I am trying to keep this cheap? If so, what do I need and how can this be accomplished? The photocell is not a requirement as I have seen astro timers that can adjust for the changing sunset and sunrise times. Please help. I've got at least 20 hours of research into this and am hitting dead ends searching forums. A circuit drawing would be an awesome addition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks in advance

Topic by tincupchalice   |  last reply


Wood rings

How can I find new videos on making wood rings? Thank Jerry

Topic by JerryM4   |  last reply


Prizes Announcement

I am a finalist in the 'Made with Yarn' Contest, and the Judging closed Midnight Nov 21, and I have been going crazy with suspense wanting to know who won the prizes.. Little help?

Topic by VaanyaW   |  last reply


Does time of the entry matter?

Hi, Please note this is not a complain or anything of a sort but rather just a wondering, a question. I am not a total newbie here but I am also not much of an active user.  I am a busy leatherworker with no spare time for almost anything. I do love writing tutorials and helping others who want to know more about working with leather. When I write a tutorial I put my time and effort to make it really good so a person who follows it have almost none questions left. It does take a huge amount of time which usually leads to the fact that I enter a contest at the very last day/moment.   And here comes my question. Since the voting is open from the start of the contest don't those who entered in the beginning have more benefits/chances to win simply because they have entered early and so have more views/votes? I know there are those three days still open for voting after a contest is closed but this is a too short period comparing to the month or even more time available to the early birds. How does the entry time affect the selection of the finalists which from what I understand is based purely on viewers' voting? Do judges take into consideration the fact that the entry was at the last minute so could not get too many votes for the very same reason? Thank you! Era 

Topic by caracoda   |  last reply


Does anyone still use 35MM film?

Does anyone still use 35mm film, or is it dead? I find shooting with film is enjoyable. I was out today photographing what insects i could find with my 35MM SLRs. I used both a Minolta MAXXUM SPxi and a Canon EOS Rebel G, both with 80MM lenses. Used 400 speed film. Coencidentaly, while looking through a local bookstore today, i found a copy of "pocket guide to 35MM photography" By kodak for 50 cents.

Topic by ScubaSteve   |  last reply


Does anyone know how to add image notes in 2016?

Plz help, idk how to add image notes to tell ppl what I'm doing in 2016. Can anyone tell me????? If you would, that would be very appreciated.

Topic by tinyhooman   |  last reply


Instructables Newsletter Problems...

Am I the only one that has been getting the Instructables Newsletter only once-to-twice a week? I used to receive it everyday... I think it has been like this for the past ~2 weeks My other question is: Is the newsletter chosen automatically, By robot? Or by the Staff?

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


heat sensitive wall outlet

Does any one have or had plans for a wall plug outlet or an extension cord from a tool that would turn off if the temperature of the devise reached a preset degree.  i.e. your coffee machine operated normally but it caused the duplex plug to overheat and the circuit would shut down avoiding a possible fire condition. 

Topic by dano9999   |  last reply


how to detect sensor position with arduino uno

Hi Guys recently i started use arduino UNO and with simple programs to read from analogue pins wasn't hard. now i'm facing a challenge, as i have a sensor mat 16x16 (rows and columns) i want to read 4 rows and 4 columns i'm trying to use the analogue pins as input for rows and digital pins from (8 to 11) as output i want the program to detect the position of the sensing area such as (row1 colum 4, for example) and give me the number that measured over this area. my code is very bad but i'm trying, specially my background wasn't programming or science. any ideas will be great.

Topic by Najeebgh   |  last reply


Simple 3 Floor Elevator Model

Hello I want to make a simple 3 floor elevator model. The Elevator should have UP and DOWN switches on every floor and should act as all normal elevator.  I need a simple and detailed circuit design and which components should I use for it. Circuit using Arduino Uno R3 is also preferred.  Can someone please help me?  Thanks

Topic by mbmz92   |  last reply


speed control of multiple bldc motor -design

Please help me, anyone please help me to design the speed control of multiple bldc motor./ 

Topic by sachin george    |  last reply


Matching speakers to amplifier

I have purchased 2 Maxamp20 amplifiers (http://store.accusafe.nl/modules/versterkers/maxamp20-met-3-5mm-connector) and i am trying to match speakers to them, i've searched audio forums for information (that i mostly don't understand) and tried asking questions (that have been mostly ignored) and i think i've found appropriate speakers but i want to get a second opinion before i purchase stuff i might not be able to return. i don't have the space for and can't afford the weight requirements of a large enclosure but i want fairly high volume and wide dispersion so im looking at getting 2 of these PA horns (http://www.specotech.com/index.php/products/audio/item/542-spc40rp) to mount on top of a shallow down firing enclosure for 2 of these subs (http://store.accusafe.nl/onderdelen/luidsprekers/subwoofer/dayton-audio-sd215a-88-8-dvc-subwoofer-speaker). i know the subs work with that amplifier because they are used in Boominators (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/class-d/104402-boominator-another-stab-ultimate-party-machine.html) but i have no idea about the horns. also assuming this setup is okay do i need some kind of filter or crossover (not sure of the difference) to split the sound safely between the midrange and the sub speakers?

Topic by ambientvoid   |  last reply


My 1st attempt at art

Any comments, good or bad, would be really appreciated. Thanks 

Topic by James Kennedy    |  last reply


Could a 12v LED light strip be powered by a portable power bank

I don't know the exact specifications for my LED light strip but i know a 12v 2500mah lithium battery powered it for at least 2 or 3 hours, unfortunately it was a crappy Chinese knock off battery that damn near blew itself up after repeated use and i can't find a replacement that doesn't look like exactly the same battery. with that in mind are there any small power banks with a 12v output that i could use? or is there some means of boosting a 5v output power bank which seems to be the most widely available type?

Topic by ambientvoid   |  last reply


Rayon acetate velvet

Hello, I would like to know if anybody knows where I can buy rayon acetate velvet to do the stamping on. I have looked on line for some time and cannot find that type of velvet to buy. If anybody knows where I can buy this velvet please let me know . thank you, Tina 

Topic by TinaH105   |  last reply


Cannot load page fully

Website is great but there is a bug when reading articles. When you get towards the bottom of the page it stops and bumps you up. You can try to go back to the bottom but it once again bumps you up before you can reach it. I have duplicated this problem on windows 10 and on another box with windows 7. So if you are glued to reading the next comment you can forget it... it just bumps you back up. Very frustrating if you want to read posts. 

Topic by fixit-13   |  last reply


Homemade electric nail file

Hey there to all you wonderful people! I have an odd proposal / suggestion / idea... I was wondering if anyone had ever considered this as an Instructables project by any (small) chance? Don't laugh TOO much, this is not something that would be considered a run-of-the-mill every-day kind of DIY by any means... Here's my ish: I'm not incredibly fantastic when it comes to personal grooming, doing the basics as quickly as possible so as to waste as little time getting ready for the day. However, me tooties are a point of some concern due to an out-of-the-ordinary dermal condition. As a result of this, I have to take special attention to moisturizing feet and toenail filing. Also, I suffered an accident when I was much younger that caused the nails on the big toe to grow skew. Long story short I've now been sitting on the floor for 40 minutes with a manual file and, while my one's and two's a looking smashing, I thought there MUST be a way of making my own electric nail file. I thought to try and convert a screwdriver bit for my electric screwdriver into a spherical file which I'm sure would literally save me HOURS and will do my knees a world of good - I've found myself kneeling in 1 position for a lot longer than nature intended. I am NOT the shining Instructables Star in the making by ANY stretch of the imagination but I do have some interesting theories about time travel (not really applicable here, but I wanted to try and sound less daaa - cos this isn't a 'Change The World' kinda project) In any event, I thought maybe someone who has a grasp of my concept and an understanding of how things worked may have a thought on how to accomplish this? Baring in mind that where I live, things like electric nail files are luxuries available only to a specific  social group & not an option for the general norm pavements specials such as I... I'm so interested to see if anyone could give me some help. You'd LITERALLY be saving my life (or at least adding about 10 - 15 years to it where I don't have to spend crouched over a small chair for a quarter of my day every 5 or 6 days) Stopped giggling yet? :) Tx guys, it's a dumb thing to ask, but this dumb thing has the potential to SIGNIFICANTLY change my life in a very practical way. Kind Regards and Loads of thanks! ps It ses to add images, but I think just for the sake of global sanity I'll refrain until I've found a working solution (or a pic of someone else's feet) :) Much love t'ya!

Topic by nixusinc   |  last reply


My videos are marked as inactive

My videos uploaded are marked as inactive. How to make them active?

Topic by AlemãoS1 


Atmel 532

Ok so I know this going to sound really dumb but what is an Atmel 532 chip good for?? I tried to google it but none of the results told what it is and what I could do with it? Can anyone here shed some light on it for me?

Topic by mbcharney   |  last reply


circuit board

I need to make a circuit board for a project. It is all 12vdc, I have a 1a fan and a 6a thermoelectric device one setting 1, plus another 6a on setting 2, and a 3rd on setting 3 So 1 is 7a 2 is 13a 3 is 19a How to make the board. Also a second device has the 1a fan plus a 4watt element, plus another 4w on setting 2, plus another 4w on setting 3 So 1 is 1a and I think 0.4a= 1.4a 2 is 1.8a 3 is 2.2a. I think

Topic by Johnieahenderson   |  last reply


Instructablize Your Social Media! (aka YouTube)

Are you looking for the world's worst picture? Look at my profile picture! (As of now...) Since I've opened a new YT Channel, I decided that I'd make myself a channel intro (which I've already done) and nice banner, and most importantly: INSTRUCTABLIZE IT! (It would also be nice to have an option for a banner here on Instructables, since there is a lot of wasted space with the new update..) After a few hours*, I think I've finally come up with a nice one- See the screenshot below, if you're interested. (EDIT: Here is a link to may channel, in case I update it in the future, or if you'd like to give me some feedback-- I'd really appreciate that! :) It's not perfect, but I like it. I like how my name is in fairly bright green, the 24 is in blue. I also like how the robots hover all over the place, though I think I might have made them a bit too big... I made this with the Pixlr Editor, and if you want to make your own, feel free to use my image and modify it. If you do this too, don't forget to post a picture/ link to your channel below! EDIT: I forgot to write this, but this was actually my "second" try, since I tried to do something similar to this a few days ago... It is now a pinned (to the top) tweet on My Twitter (as of now, too...).  *This might look really simple, but it took me several hours to do this. Don't ask why!

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply