really need support

My name is Akin Yildiz. I am an inventor/entrepreneur. Just over two years ago I started an online plants & electronics research project,  the Plant Doctor - Plant Care Instruments. www.facebook.com/theplantdoctor2014 www.instructables.com/member/Akin+Yildiz/ I have recently launched a small scale crowdfunding campaign to bring more awareness to the overall project.  We offer DIY kits that teach you how to program, build circuits and garden.  open source hardware + software, our latest design; www.instructables.com/id/Pot2/ I would truly appreciate it if you could take a look at the campaign and hopefully support & share with friends and family; https://igg.me/at/smartplants/ love & peace akin,

Topic by Akin Yildiz 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Add a new category?

Is it at all possible to get another new sub category added to the "Outside" Category? I would really like to get "Farming"  added as a sub category, possibly even a "Tractor" sub category as well. I have already posted a couple of tractor/farming instructables but would like to see a dedicated place for these instead of vehicles or gadgets. I will post some more help and how to with farming and tractors as time goes on.

Topic by GunGeek369 2 years ago


Do You Have An Amazon Echo You Do Not Use?

Hi, I am from Indiana and would like an Amazon echo, if you do not use it. Thanks.

Topic by ElementalMaker 2 years ago


Location

I live in Panama and I was wondering if Instructables ships to Panama. If anyone knows please comment. Thanks!

Topic by TheUnknownVariable 2 years ago


Bell Ringing (or Light Flashing) Circuit

There's a dead simple circuit which I've built before, but can neither remember, nor find online. Just a capacitor, relay, and a few resistors to make a circuit which flashes on + off. Can anyone here find this, or re-recreate it?

Topic by Toga_Dan 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Typo on All Class Pages

Https://www.instructables.com/class/Electronics-Class/ https://www.instructables.com/class/Concrete-Class/ &etc...; "Upgrade to Premium today for access to classes, as well as other great benefits like instructable PDF downolads, ad free browsing, partner discounts, and more!" This is included on the description page for every class: Upgrade to Premium today for access to classes, as well as other great benefits like instructable PDF downolads, ad free browsing, partner discounts, and more!

Topic by BrandonC102 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


NEED HELP DESIGN ADAPTER FOR TILT SHIFT PHOTOGRAPHY (NIKON D90)

Greetings I would like to 3d print 2 rings to be used as adapters for tilt shift photography . one of the rings would act like a fastener for the camera and the other would be the housing for the lens. A bellow (not 3d printed) placed between these 2 rings will act as a medium for tilt and shift. The issue is i am not sure of the measurements for the nikon d90 model mount and AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens The attachment  outlines the rough design for printing Thanks in advance. Za fer

Topic by ambroochi 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


classes

Charging for the print book and the classes you are pushing on us is like Microsoft forcing us to download windows 10 and it bricking the screen or the $1500 computer then running a message your equipment does not match and you need to update and now you have ballast to put corner weight in the race car 

Topic by hdrideblue 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Tiny Programable board for 2 LEDs?

Greetings, I'm looking for advice on how to make and get and effect on a project I'm working on. Basically what I'm wanting is to have 2 LEDs (which will be a set of eyes) that will have random sequences of blinking and change at random intervals. Something that isnt constant and overly repetitive, more natural and subtle. I've never done something like this to this level quite before so I'm looking for something intuitive and simple if possible. The space I have to work in is extremely small too, like less then 2 inches squared. It also needs to be run by battery, however that part doesn't have to be within the small space if need be, although it would be preferred. Would raspberry Pi, work/be a good option? I've NEVER used it before. I've also heard about "Arduino". Would that possible work? Are their better options/suggestions? I really dont know what I'm doing here. Hhahaha Thanks -JXZ

Topic by JXZ 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


im shocked at how great this site is

I must must must say that your price for the classes is wonderful. i on a very fixed income will be able to gift premium. i love you guys always have but this is beyond anything thank you

Topic by twighahn 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Anyone want 2 free tickets to Berlin Maker Faire this weekend?

I won 2 tickets to Berlin Maker Faire this weekend this weekend but cannot go. It's for two people and includes 2 days.  If anyone is interested all ou have to do it be the first person to let me know you are interested and promise to enjoy yourself. PS I will be jealous

Topic by world of woodcraft 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


The Title's of Instructables aren't being changed anymore in the Newsletter?

Has the staff stopped changing the title's of Instructables that get featured in the Newsletter? They used to change it, but it looks like they've stopped doing that. Why?

Topic by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Advice on Autonomous, Helping-Hand Robot Project?!

We are a team of engineers looking to develop an open-source, versatile robotic arm to be used by the maker community. We envisioned a modular, interactive arm that could be programmed to perform a variety of tasks. What sort of projects would you use a product like this for? What requirements should the project adhere to, including cost, size, payload etc. Thanks for the feedback!

Topic by AlissaJ1 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Challenge

Since subscribing to Instructables I have found this to be one of the best and most interesting investments I have ever made.  I do offer a challenge to those interested in computer hardware.  I removed a Seagate 4.5 inch SATA hard drive from my old computer.  I would now like to recover some files from this hard drive.  However, I cannot find anywhere I can purchase a suitable hard drive enclosure which can be connected to and accessed by a computer through a USB port.  Seagate cannot help.  Is any subscriber to Instructables able to design and construct such an enclosure?  There must be a large number of people who have a similar problem.  Would anyone like to meet the challenge?

Topic by kalkat78 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Feature Request: @user tag

For me instructables is great because of it's outstanding community. Still, I believe this could be an even better place if we worked closer together.  Sure, this can't be forced, but it can be made easier: It would help greatly if a "@user" tag was introduced. It should do two things: Notify the user mentioned, both with an on-page notification (like a PM) as well as through email Produce a clickable link to the user's page The usage cases are plenty. It could be used if... an authors project is based on @user ideas/ project @user has improve upon one's work @user has similar project worth checking out a comment/ forum post is adressed to @user, even though it is not a direct response one knows @user is interested in a instructable/ forum post, but may have missed it Unlike PMs it's a quick and public method to reach out for people. I am very aware that even though this is a "small" idea it may take much effort to develop and integrate throughout the site. Yet I do believe it would be absolutely worth it, as it... motivates authors (it is the greatest feeling to know somebody values the project you've poured all of your heart into) keeps conversations going (I've seen many comments not being responded to just because they haven't used the reply button) brings people with similar ideas and interests together (isn't this what instructables is all about?) It could happen that this will be abused by some people, so "blocking" certain users (to not receive notifications) should be a mandatory function. What do you think about this?

Topic by nqtronix 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Getting started for a beginner

Hi there, I hope this is in the right forum. So, I have always liked to work with my hands, seeing things people made and thinking "I WOULD LOVE TO GET INTO THAT" and I recently decided to make good on my wishes and wish to really get into the DIY scene. I'm looking for help on what tools I should get my hands on to start working on things. An example of something I wish tor re-create would be this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-PC-project-inspired-by-Shadowrun-Cyberdec/ I'm not looking for help on what it takes to make up the end product but rather the tools one would use consistently to make everything fit and what not. Is there a sort of beginners toolbox or something of that sort I should look into getting? Sorry if this is confusing, I'm confusing even myself a bit, haha. On a side note, does everyone here have a garage they work in? I'm in NYC and as many of you know it's not the easiest place to have a workbench. Can anyone recommend me places you would go to work on projects? Thank you in advance.

Topic by Rlahens 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Snap-fit design

Hello all, The left panel in the image I have uploaded represents aluminium frame, 1mm thick. What I would like to do is design another aluminium or plastic piece that can snap into the inside of this frame (something like the right panel in the image). The frame, once positioned in, would be a permanent fixture. I have looked at different kind of snap-fit joints but I'm not sure on what's the most appropriate design in terms of simplicity and functionality. Another issue is calculating the actual dimensions of the snap-fit joints. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Topic by Ribenaisnice 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Smiley with leds

Hi, I want to create a simple toy for children that can respond to a child's actions. I want the toy to look like a character with emotions : it can be happy, sad, etc.. I'm looking for a way to show the emotions through the 3D printed shell. I like the way the object in the picture does that. I was wondering if they use leds or lcd screen or anything else. Do you have any idea ?  Thanks Catherine

Topic by Catherine Dupont 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Draft views

After finishing a project and reading it some times in the preview section, I noticed the view number seemed to go up. Not just every time I looked at it, every time I clicked next step, 5 times while reading the project once. This hasn't happened to me before. I'm using safari on an OS X 10.8.2

Topic by emilyvanleemput 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


would 4 speakers on two 2-channel amps require twice as much power as 2 speakers on one 2-channel amp?

Also how do i work out the recommended (capacity) volume of the enclosure for 2 or 4 speakers? would it being used outside require a larger enclosure than usual to adequately broadcast sound?

Topic by ambientvoid 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


graphic display on lcd

Hello I used a processing sketch that shows a graphic form of information recieved from a pulse sensor. I would like to take that information and display it on an lcd screen. I don't know how to take that data and send it out of processing and into the lcd, so I could really use some help! thanks

Topic by Noaber 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Custom castings

Macaulay foundry is available for short run and one off castings in resin, fiberglass, aluminum, brass and iron. Please check us out at www.themacaulayfoundry.com or see us at www.youtube.com/macaulayman

Topic by macaulayman 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Ting is thrilled to partner with Instructables for the 2016 Halloween Decor Contest!

Here at Ting, we've been huge fans of Instructables for years. We actually covered the Instructables app last January as part of our featured “ App of the Week" YouTube video series, and many of us in the Tucows office (parent company of Ting) use Instructables all the time! Ting has been involved in the DIY community for awhile now, partnering with sites like Adafruit in the past, so we thought it was finally time to host a contest with Instructables. Instructables users are a great fit for Ting because, as a DIY-er, you like to be in control. Ting gives you complete control over your account, your usage and ultimately, your monthly bill. With Ting you don't pick a plan - how you use your phone determines what you pay each month. Use less? Pay less. Every month is different. Use the instructables.ting.com promo link when signing up to get $25 in account credit if you bring over your own phone or $25 off a new phone from the Ting Shop. The average bill per phone on Ting is just $23 a month, meaning your promotional credit will likely cover your first month's bill! If you'd like an unbiased opinion, feel free to check out the Ting subreddit and ask real customers their thoughts on using Ting for their mobile service. If you have any specific questions, feel free to shoot me an email: jesse(at)ting(dot)com Thanks again to Instructables for getting us on board and good luck with the contest! We can't wait to see your awesome creations :) Cheers, Jesse from the Ting team

Topic by Ting_Jesse 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


teeny tiny circuit to make led fade in and out.

Good morning. long time lurker, first time poster. i am working on a small project and thought this would be the best place to ask. i need to come up with a teeny tiny circuit that when power is applied will fade in an led (over 1sec), and then when power is removed will fade back out (1sec). it doesnt have to be exactly 1 sec, but somewhere in that ballpark. the space i have to work with is only 21.91mm X 6.02mm X 19.4mm, and id like to also be able to add a small switch in there too so i can disable the led when its not needed. input voltage is 12v and i need 5.5v out, 6v max. any ideas are welcome. i have found a few circuits on here already, but most are way to big to fit into the tiny space i have to work with.

Topic by RelikL 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Magnifier lamp base broken - how to make replacement?

I have one of those handy articulated-arm magnifier lamps but the TOTALLY CHEAP INADEQUATE CRAPPY clamp base not only broke but gouged my desk as it did. I have beginner woodworking skills and tools; can someone make an Instructable on building a better replacement? The lamp and the arms and everything are fine, it was just the cheap plastic clamp that broke.

Topic by threeoutside 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Car Air conditioning without Engine Running

Thinkin of running the AC from batteries at times I don't have the engine running. So- electric motor rather than direct drive from engine? How long will battery last? maybe need to have a second battery for this?

Topic by Toga_Dan 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Contest idea

Hi, I think it would be awesome if their was a Pokemon contest. Everyone is starting to get back in the Pokemon mood and I really think it would be a good idea.

Topic by PrintitAnyway 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


A Hybrid of Coil and Rail gun

So I said i'd throw this up in the comments section on Youtube not too long ago, and I don't like it when something easy and free doesn't happen. This is some ideas and observations that have to do with coil guns (mostly). I'm in the process of finishing up several projects, so my resources are kinda spread out. I should have a prototyped coil gun finished in 2-3 weeks though, so if this doesn't clear things up, hopefully that video will. I should point out, I am a chemist with expertise in biochemistry, not electrical engineering. Basically my idea is to combine a railgun and a coil gun for the expressed purpose of avoiding the pitfalls that a pure coilgun or a pure rail gun have. At present, none of the designs out there would be capable of competing with an actual gun. By mixing the two, i'm hoping to get something that might eventually be capable of doing so. So.. I've included a very poor drawing (I'm not an artist). The barebones circuit is sketched in the lower right hand corner. The gun barrel, which is a piece of aluminum tubing split into two pieces to sever as a rail system, is sketched in the upper left, and again in the middle figure to show how to integrate the coil and rail system. Looking at the circuit design, you can see that this starts off as a very basic capacitor-inductor circuit. The charge is purposefully allowed to trickle through the circuit until the coil reaches saturation and the capacitor(s) are charged. When the trigger is pushed, the inductor side of the circuit has to dump into the rail system to complete the full closed loop. Because of the ferromagnetic material (the brown stuff), the magnetic force persists for a while (that is to say, it has high reluctance). The ferromagnetic material does one other thing that is important here. It forces the middle of the coil to be far off center. The coil is pulling the projectile into the middle of the magnetic field, but that is not necessarily in the center of the winding. Adding ferrite, or other high reluctance material, towards the end of the barrel biases the field towards that end.  At the same time that the coil stops getting current, the rail system become active. This allows a charge to pass through the bullet/projectile, and, even though the majority of the force is going to be caused by the inductive coil, the rail system allows an eddy current to setup in the bullet. This does several things. First the bullet doesn't have to be iron, nickel, or cobalt. With a stray eddy current in the projectile, any conductive material will work. The advantage here is that once the current stops, the non-magnetic material stops being  to the magnetic field, preventing backwards acceleration of the projectile as it exits the barrel.  Second, Rail systems and coil systems are not often used because they are perpendicular to one another, but, this can be used to put spin on the projectile, in a similar manner to rifling in a barrel.  After the projectile is fired, the circuit is open, preventing excessive electrical discharge.  My circuit design is really badly drawn... =T if it needs more explanation please post up questions. 

Topic by Qcks 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


whats your favorite website(s)?¿?

What are your favorite web sites? ¿? put up a link so we can see it Matt

Topic by iman 12 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Community for Artists who sell their work - lots of great features

By hand is a great place for promoting your handmade items you want to sell or finding handmade items to buy. It's a social networking community that's completely free. It's brand new, only a month old, but growing fast.http://www.byhand.meAs a member of ByHand you can take advantage of the following features:+ Free listing in the artisan directory - list all the venues you sell on and your social networks in one place+ A growing membership base+ 5K average unique visitors a day+ Member contests+ Direct consumer advertising from ByHand to buyers+ Your own blog - write your blog entry on ByHand then import it to your blogger/blogspot blog or wordpress blog - RSS for your blog posts+ Member forums+ Handmade wishlist - add favorites to your wishlist from seven handmade venues without ever leaving that venue and with just one click - you can also instantly import all of your etsy favorites for easy organization+ Spotlights - fun curated, etsy treasury-like feature that you can post anywhere with clickable links+ Window shopping - post it to your blog and see random products from spotlight submitted products+ Clubhouse - these are like groups or teams, each with its own forum+ Apply to be a featured artisan or for an artist interview, or both (details in links and opportunities forum)+ Get your item featured as item of the day+ Get additional exposure on ByHand's business page on Facebook+ Follow ByHand on twitter+ Get an ad free profile page and personalized urls for your profile and ByHand blog, add up to 5 RSS feeds+ Feel good participating in a non-profit community+ More features always being added

Topic by soapdeli 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Begginer electronic projects

Here, I will upload project schematics for different simple breadboard projects. For these projects you will need a breadboard, jumper cables and different electronic components, such as LEDs, potentiometers, and more. Thank You!

Topic by Detectingdragon777 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


could 12 strips of pvc angle trim be used to make a light but fairly rigid box frame?

I need to make a prop, the base of which is essentially an open upside down box of around 75cm x 75cm x 75cm. i was going to use a large cardboard box but it needs to be able to pack down as flat as possible for transportation and needs to be able to survive potential rain. i'm thinking i could drill a hole in both faces of each end of 12 strips of pvc angle trim (the stuff used around windows and doors), bolt it all together as a frame and attach corrugated plastic panels as the box faces. do you think the resulting box would be rigid enough to survive a few accidental knocks and kicks without collapsing? i'm not intending to add any load to the box other than a few blocks of carved foam for panel decoration.

Topic by ambientvoid 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Halloween Post Card

Does Eric still send out Halloween Post Cards? I miss those.

Topic by Yerboogieman 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What's Your Favorite Beatles Song?

What;s your favorite Beatles song or songs?

Topic by lil larry 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Dollhouse repairs

I bought a dollhouse made 25 years ago and someone put white oak tag like a poster board paper on all the ceilings of the rooms in the dollhouse and I want to take it off. It doesn't peal easily and right now it makes the rooms look tacky. Anyone have a suggest how I can get this paper off?

Topic by klugstar 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What musical instrument(s) do you play?

What instruments do you play? How well? What inspired you? ect.

Topic by ArcticChill 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


2 free Fly back transformers and a SCR

I have one 300 AMP 1200 volt  SCR that I want gone!  I want $25 for it  . I am willing to trade it for crystal radio parts or small vacume tubes . I have two modern flybacks also if anyones interested sorry! dont have pictures

Topic by inductionheat! 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


edit instructables comments

Hi everybody Is there a way to edit posted comments on instructables? (yeah, I know I should use the preview button) but once the comment has been posted how could I edit it? I hate to find an error once it's posted and the only way to edit it is by deleting and re-post the comment. Sure I could copy & paste but then my links are gone and I don't want to search through websites again to reconstruct what could be a simple edit.

Topic by lowercase 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Why did all of the Orangeboard Messages Disappear?

If you had a lot of time on your hands, there was a part that you used to be able to click, to see all of the messages that were written on you, or someone else's Orangeboard. It was located under Followers (Fav's, Patches, Achievements,  Following, Followers...) For some reason, I can't take a screenshot of it... About a week ago, this option disappeared. Now, how am I going to be able to see all of the comments that I posted on my orangeboard? I think the maximum is 15 before they start disappearing... More: Also, the amount of comments of forum topics has been limited to ten, which makes it really annoying if you want to reply to a long thread (see here) Speaking of canceled stuff, am I the only one that can't see the keywords/tags that were entered in an Instructable? Is that because of the Makerspace contest? They do show up in forum topics, however...

Topic by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Sequential Lighting

I am looking to create a string of LED's that can be programed to turn on and off sequentially over 100 meters that can show the speed of a runner over that distance. ex: 100 meters in 9 seconds. any ideas, also re-program the same to different times.

Topic by ScottR148 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


please help yellow jackets have invaded our humming bird feeder

Hello everyone i have quite the question for you you see i have a humming bird feeder and for the past 3-4 years we have enjoyed humming birds all summer long but ever since the yellow jackets have found the feeder the hummers are nowhere to be found we have tried searching for the nest but no luck if anyone has any ideas please post them also see the picture below to get an idea of the type of feeder i am using thank you, fidgety

Topic by fidgety2 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Stop Hackers dead

This is interesting, So Zscaler acts like a pass/no-pass Gate.   If it were a firmware gate that only could be accessed by a dedicated keyboard then it could stop hackers dead.   Yes it would force sites to hold all their content rather then pulling this from there and that from elsewhere but NO HACKERS unless they physically take a site. What say you ?

Topic by iceng 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


I can make 3D model from photo of a part, technical drawing or your drawing. (starting from 4$))

Hello everyone! What I want to offer you is my skills in 3D modeling. I can make a 3D model of your idea just from a photo of simple drawing, technical drawing. It can be anything that will give me the thought of the shape. If you need a custom part for your quadcopter just draw it and put some measurments on any holes, or just draw it, and i will tell you what measurments I need. Any model can be done for 4$ and if it is more complex, or time consuming to build the cost may be quite higher.   Simple models can be done even in the same day I get drawing!  I can also send you some renders of finished model. Just contact me here at instructables, send me a link to drawing/photo and I will tell you the cost. Remember! You pay only for ready model. I will not charge you until the model is finished. I accept only Paypal. Below you can see some of my work.

Topic by kondzio29 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Making new bench seat

I need to remake the rear bench seat for my boat. The old one is about 100lbs and I would like something a little lighter. I can make a new frame with aluminum, but I am stuck with what to replace the cushions with. Whatever foam they are using is super heavy as well. Is there some way to remake the seat with styrofoam beads beads or something and still maintain form? I considered making a cheap gel seat using a thinned out mixture of silicone, but that wouldn't be any lighter than the original bench and would likely be heavier, actually. I think foam beads would work pretty slick.

Topic by Cerd71 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


RIP-OFF CITY ( epipen ) IS ONLY A SHARP SQUIRT GUN

Mylan the RIP-OFF financial Gouger asking the public to pay over $600 for a $10 squirt of a natural human adrenaline to avoid allergic reaction to a bee sting or similar situation is unconscionable. I would think a 3D printer could easily make the device by almost anyone with access to a clean room.

Topic by iceng 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


help me

How can you increase a bluetooth module range(hc 05)???i know it range around 10m.I want it to be 50m because i need it for a rc plane project.

Topic by Alexander heron the inventor 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Wanted Arduino code writer for my project (will pay)

Hi friends. Hi I need a code writer for my project. The code would instruct arduino to turn on 3 leds and drive 2 servo motors. The functionality would be driven by an android app (there are plenty out there) connected with bluetooth Willing to pay 40$

Topic by JosephF74 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Need your ideas on how to make a wall display case for thomas mini trains

Hi, after buying these little trains for my son, I decided to collect them in order to complete the collection, so they need a home on the wall, if not on the wall in some kind of cabinet where they can be easily displayed. I am not very crafty when it comes to these things but if I spend enough time I think I can build something, but I need some ideas to get started. They take up 2" x 1.5" space, and fit perfectly in 32 slot (30 of them) bead storage cases: https://www.michaels.com/10468278.html Thanks in advance.

Topic by tees_deney 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Modifying a Singing Greeting Card

A while ago my wife got one of those singing Hallmark greeting cards. (This particular one played the Law and Order theme song) Well after a while it no longer played the song. I opened it up and found that there is a circuit board inside with a 3v button cell battery attached to it. I removed the board and the speaker and the battery and I'm pretty sure that I could attach wires to the two contact points and connect them to batteries that would complete the circuit and allow the theme song to play again. What I want to know is if I need to take any special consideration when putting in a new battery(s). I was going to try to just put two AA batteries in series (1.5v +1.5v =3v, right?) but I don't actually know anything about electronics and so I wanted to ask here if there were any resistors needed or if there were any differences between the button cell and the AA batteries that would require me to do something different.While we're on the topic of these cards I just thought of a neat project. Design some sort of holder for the circuit boards that would allow them to act as sort of an interchangeable cartridge. Basically detach the speaker wires and battery contacts from various boards out of various cards and design some sort of holder with contacts for the speaker and power source at the appropriate points and be able to change out the different boards. Not really practical but sounds like fun.I just thought of yet another question!Would there be anyway to hook the board up to some sort of audio cable (in place of the speaker maybe) so that I could plug these into a computer and record the song off of the board in a digital format. (Again not very practical but sounds like fun.)Anyway, this is my first post here and I'm sorry if it's a bit jumbled but I don't have a very organized mind and sometimes it's hard to put my ideas down in a succinct manner. I tend to just ramble on incessantly in a train of thought sort of manner until I think that I've said what I think I wanted to say. In closing, I like this site and plan to be around for a while and learn as much as I can. If somebody would like to help me with these ideas/projects I would be happy to provide pictures of the circuit board and pieces that I have if it's necessary.Thanks.~JoshI'm using two AA batteries. I have a wire between the positive side of B1 and the negative side of B2 and wires coming off the open ends. I tried connecting the batteries from the spot where the negative side of the button cell was to the silver rectangle thinking that that would complete the circuit and make music. That didn't work. Then I noticed that the positive connection for the circuit was actually where the clip that secured the battery was before I removed it and that the positive and negative sides of the battery were going through a capacitor before touching the final contact. so I tried placing the positive wire up on the positive contact and then placing a wire from the positive contact to the final contact but that also didn't work. I don't have any solder and have been using electrical tape to secure the wires. The wires are a fairly thin (I don't know the gauge) stranded copper. I'm not sure if the wires aren't making good contact or if I'm just doing something wrong.

Topic by MrKltpzyxm 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Lifetime Pro membership

Do you or would you consider offering a Lifetime Pro membership option?  I for one would be very interested in this.  Thank you.

Topic by Nneil 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago