Hi everyone just want to know if you have facebook and if you do add me: ricky.sutherland or pm me  

Topic by 2hot2hack 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

HHO powered car

One of my friends asked for my help for a project for his school expo. He wants to run a car on water and I have told him not to be too optimistic. when I googled it all I found was that it was not possible(as of now), but no other detail. I did stumble upon an old episode of myth busters in which they came to the conclusion that a car can run on hydrogen, but they were unable to provide enough hydrogen from their electrolysis setup, however, I noticed that the HHO generator created by king of random produces way more gas then theirs. so I wanted to know your opinion and knowledge on this matter and whether this can work or not.  

Topic by Ahtasham Ahmad Mohtashim 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Selling resistors, leds and stuff

Hi im selling resistors , leds and other components at really low prices , i can  get any values required 1/4 watt resistors , pack of 100 for 1 us$ +shipping 5mm leds , pack of 100 for 4 us$ + shipping im just starting out , let me know if any components are needed its better to order in batches as shipping will be cheaper

Topic by akinich 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Putting together a video game design team.

I'm looking for dedicated, creative, and active people who know their way around modeling, audio manipulation/creation, script and story writing and coding. I will not be paying anybody anything up front. Every game/app we complete will be split per-purchase. I'll be on Coding C#/Javascript I need somebody that knows their way around blender (3d modeling) I need somebody that can create sounds for us, the sounds don't need to be advanced by any means. I need somebody that has a very story-telling(ish) mind. I need stories written and dialog and scripts. I need somebody that can overlook the general development of the game and ensure that the overall goal is met and the content created is not stale. So i need 4 more people to complete a 5-man(or woman) team for video game development. I'm -very- serious about this. This is not just a hobby for me. Let me know if you are interested. 

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

POWERING SERVOS and other modules

Can you guys help me pls.I don't know how to power servos.My projects use an ultrasonic sensor with a few servos.when i try to power it up only 1 module that works.Can i power the servos using a different power source?like a power bank

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

Diy Spot Welder

Hello, this is my first post here at Instructables. I will get straight to the point. I plan to build a diy spot welder. However, in most of the diy spot welder projects I have looked at, including Hack a Day and Instructables, a MOT (Microwave Oven Transformer) is used. The secondary is rewound with thicker wire, and the transformer is used to step down voltage and step up current. I have heard that these transformers can supply as much as a kiloamp at very low voltages. However, I do not own a MOT, they are too costly to buy, and I do not want to retrieve one from a microwave because- A) Nobody happens to be throwing away a microwave in my area. B)The guys who own the scrap metal and thrown away appliances will only give me a microwave oven at a hefty price. C)I would prefer to live a very long life, and do not want to gt myself electrocuted poking around the innards of a microwave. SO, I did a thorough search, and found that some people made a welder from a stereo amp transformer. Again, I did not own one, but what I did own was an ultrasound generator that was supposed to drive away rats. After making  bloody inroads into it`s innards, I found a transformer quite a bit larger than the regular step downs. It is 5 cm long, 4 cm wide and 1.7 cm tall.  Input voltage is 220 volt AC from the mains, at 60 hertz. Output is 12 volt AC at a maximum of 300 MA. Speaking from experience would anybody please tell me whether this is suitable for a spot welder? Please ask me for additional information, including pictures, if required. Thank you.

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

Where did my newsletter go? Yahoo mail

Just realized that I haven't been getting the newsletter for about 2-3 months now.  Using Yahoo, searched the spam folder with no luck.  When I try to sign up using the box at the bottom of the page it says "Invalid email address" even though this is the address that I've been receiving it at for years.

Topic by jma534 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What can I make with Cmucam4 and Arduino ? Please help me to make a project with Cmucam4 and Arduino

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

Photos for 'Let's Make...' intro

Hello, On the main page, large photos alternate with the words "Let's Make..." for various projects. I am curious about the image shown for the word 'clay'. I've scrolled all the clay contest entries, and clay Instructables, but cannot find the particular project for the photo. Help? Many thanks!

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

Original idea to ask her dad

Hi there, My name is Nicolas, I'm french and i'm asking for the help of the community. Me and my girlfriend are thinking to get married soon and I wanted to find an original way to ask her dad for his permission. The thing is that her parents live in Washington and I'm not able to go there. I was thinking of sending something or make something virtual (i'm a software engieneer).  Moreover her father is not a real techy guy but rather a tech enthousiast. So I search something around the tech theme. So here is my question, do you have any orignal idea with this tech direction in mind that i can produce to ask her father. Sorry for my bad english. If something is unclear, please ask for mor explanation. Best regards, Nicolas

Topic by NicolasP38 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Pro Membership costs

I wanted to get the Pro membership....in deciding which was the most cost effective I ran into a problem. #1 is more expensive #2 is the cheapest of the three #3 is said to be the best but in fact is the middle of the two...please explain this so I can decide what to purchase.

Topic by RickG54 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

My Instructable was suddenly "unfeatured"

My Instructable "Easy Blackberry Galette" was featured, then suddenly un-featured with no explanation as to why. Has anyone else experienced this? Any idea why this would happen?

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

Oodammo Pistols Discussion

Well, I just have finals this week and then I'm done with school. Long story short, I got into classes at the college and they finish earlier than the high school does so I pretty much will be graduated but without a diploma for a couple weeks. Fun! Anyways, I'm not in the mood for making anything big. However, I did want to put this to rest if need be. Do we need another oodammo pistol? Let's just take a quick poll. What's everyone's favorite oodammo pistol and why? No, I don't need ego food so be honest. Next, what don't you like about your favorite? What could be improved with it? If I do find enough valid suggestions, I'll make a 4th oodassault pistol. If I find that it's mostly just a matter of preference between features (i.e. size/pieces/looks vs durability, clips vs magazines, etc.) then I'll leave it at that. Others will be welcome to leach off this thread and try their hand at one too as long as they announce that they are doing so.

Topic by TheDunkis 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Any other engineers have trouble getting used to 123D design?

I'm wondering if anyone else who has experience with professional CAD software has tried 123D and finds it difficult to use. I have ~7 years of experience using Solidworks in a mechanical engineering and robotics context. I recently tried to pick up 123D for use with my home 3D printer and find it absolutely infuriating to use. It feels like working with oven mitts on. But, I see screenshots of very complex models people have made all over the place. So, I'm not sure if: - I'm spoiled from the use of "professional" software and need to lower my expectations for free consumer software. For example, I'm very used to full control over creating reference geometry like axes and planes, and creating everything from 2D sketches that are then extruded/revolved/swept (as opposed to 3D shape primitives) and having direct control over all of the dimensions the entire time. In 123D I find it difficult to do something as simple as create two rectangular prisms and put them a fixed distance from each other, or create a rectangular prism and then put a hole in it a certain distance from one edge. - If this is just a difference between Autodesk and Dassault software - e.g. if I was used to using Autodesk Inventor instead of Solidworks, maybe I'd have an easier time picking up 123D. - If I'm just being lazy/impatient, and need to watch more tutorial videos and give myself more time to pick up the software. So, just curious if anyone else has a similar experience coming from using professional software (as opposed to a maker/hobbyist who had never used 3D CAD at all before).

Topic by Ben Finio 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Shipment Confirmation

Hi,  I recently won a prize in the Summer Fun contest. When I won a prize for the Space contest earlier this summer and submitted my prize acceptance, I received a shipment confirmation of my prize within the following 2 days. I was wondering if shipment confirmation emails varies between contests? Thanks!

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

My free pro membership it is not active.

Hi. I do not know if it is a bug or not but I was supposed to be gifted with a free membership during three months, but when I try to download the pdf of a project it just pop up the window sayiong to upgrade. Windows 7 https://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Star-Card-Gift/ I have tried with one of mines but I do not want to make spam. Firefox 42.0.2 Chrome Versión 53.0.2785.101 m (64-bit) Regards.

Topic by SalvadorM10 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

email association process

I do not know how to associate a email to Instructables. Can or would someone kindly direct me to the process instructions. much appreciated thanks

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

Major Parts KIT for 8X8 CUBE LED - from Furturlec

I don't have the time to tackle this project but I already ordered the major electronic components including the boards from Futurlec. This includes the processor.  As you can see (if compared with the Instructables list)  it is not totally complete and also they ran out of #10 ribbon cable. They are likely back in stock now or you may be able to get one locally. But this should certainly get you on your way.  The total is just over $40. I will ship it out Priority anywhere in the US for $30. That will beat the 20+ days from Asia.  I have not opened the bundle, but if anything major is missing beyond a 10c resistor I will contact Futurlec myself.  (This is NOT the Tindle KIT)

Topic by DaleB13 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

PC to Mobile Workstation Advice

I recently made a old antiquated PC I owned into a mobile work space/storage. Sadly I thought I wasn't living up to it potential, so I decided to ask the always helpful instructables community for help. I am looking for any idea that improves the look, functionality, storage, of efficiency of the workstation. (But mostly the first two) Box Current Specs. 1.5-12V power supply, cant be removed. See picture 1, its the box behind the two probes. Lots of space, Im not afraid to tear anything out of the box to make room for something better. Honestly Its pretty crappy at the moment with just some plastic board shelves holding supplies. I will take any ideas, I would love for this box to become a great instructables project. Pictures,  Picture 1 is current box, again not afraid to change it. Picture 2 is raw space, (minus shelving) keep in mind the power supply case could also rig sliding drawers.

Topic by JosephR107 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Choosing drive motors for kids riding toy

I'm building  "robot horse" for my daughter, and have the metal frame mostly complete.  The plan for locomotion is to mount reversible powered 6" wheels to the outside of each hoof, and steer tank-style. My biggest challenge is finding reasonably priced, reasonably powerful drive motors for each wheel.  My issues are  1)  I'm inexperienced at specing dc motors.       A) I'm not real sure how to translate published specs into real world motion.  I don't know exactly how much power it takes to get this reliably moving over rough ground to a top speed of around 1 mph.  I also don't have a good sense of much voltage you can pump into a DC motors.  (IOW, should I be able to push 2 x the rated voltage for a quarter second to get it moving? Will the motors naturally increase their amperage at a constant voltage (and thus power) as they are resisted by torque?)  How much power will starting from a stop take?  What about a slight uphill slope?     B)  I'm not sure what form-factor is best:  Gear motor?  Gear motor with final drive belt?  I would like to use worm-gear motors, as I think it would be safest if the wheels didn't move when unpowered. 2)  Hunting around supplier web-sites, I see lots of $20ish gear motors that use 5-20W of power.  Great price, but would 4 of them make enough power?  (See #1A above)  Also, I see lots of fractional HP motors for >$100 that would unquestionably be strong enough, but would cost more than the project justifies.  I found very little in between.  Are there motors and gear boxes that could power this at a reasonable price?   Relevant clarifications and details: 1)  The horse is about 40" high at it's withers (shoulder) 2)  Frame is made of 1/2" square tube steel. 3)  Normal rider + vehicle will be about 150 lbs.  However, unquestionably, larger kids (or multiple small kids) will at some point hop on it and try to ride it.  At 250 lbs. rider+vehicle weight it doesn't have to go fast, but shouldn't burn up the motors. 4)  It'll be powered by a lipo battery pack that shouldn't have any issues with 20A+ max currents and can be sized as needed for voltage. 5)  I'd like to keep the motors and gears <$200 total, if possible. 6)  "Rough ground" = flat grassy turf or reasonably smooth gravel. 7)  Motors need to be reversible. Can anyone lend some perspective on what type of motors to buy for this?  How much power/torque should I look for?  Any advantages/disadvantages of any particular gearing style for this application? I am assuming that motors on each wheel are the way to go, but if there are any other power transmission schemes that would work better, I'm all ears.

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

Would you guys like an instructable for this gas powered bicycle?

I was wondering, who would like to see a detailed instructable with step by step instructions, lots of pictures, and parts lists for how to make this powerful motorized bicycle from scratch (without a kit)? The motor is a heavily modified 79cc horizontal stroke predator engine from harbor freight. The bike has a top sustainable speed of about 40mph. It also has enough torque to accelerate uphill, take off from a standing start with no pedal assist, leave Lance Armstrong in the dust, and do wheelies even with my 29" tires. Gearing can be adjusted for higher top speed at the expense of having less acceleration and hill climbing power. (Although in all honesty, I wouldn't gear it to go much more than about 45). Other features include an automatic clutch, the ability to get 170 miles per gallon, allowing you be cooler than all your friends, and costing a fraction of what you'd pay for a vespa. If you want me to make an instructable, comment below! Also tell me whether you might actually build one, or whether you just want to see how I did it.

Topic by TheNecromancer13 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Free learning lessons

Ill skip to the important stuffs.Basiclly I'm not allowed to learn from online class.Can you make it free(not all just a little bit)

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

Wireless Doorbell - Chime from Phone

Is there a way of modifying a wireless doorbell, so i can make it chime from my phone..?

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

Do Laptops have a "Power On" signal?

I was thinking of trying a project in which I do a custom watercooling setup on a gaming laptop of some kind. I would like the loop to power on and off with the laptop itself, but I don't want to use USB power or something like. That made me wonder if laptops have a power on signal, like desktop psu's have. Do they have it or something similar to a power on signal?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

smart window thermostat

Wanted: circuit to open window at night when it is cooler outside than in. Close it when hotter outside in morn. Probably add something to prevent it from opening and closing several times in the eve and morn with random fluctuations. Prefer 2 thermostats, 1 outside, one in, rather than a timer. I've a vague recollection of a circuit with 2 potentiometers, one on the motor, one on the control panel, such that turning the control pot will activate the motor until its pot is at the same position as ctrl pot.. Could a circuit something  like this control my window? But most thermostats are on/off, not continuous variable.   It would be simple to do a switch logic thing like:  “IF thermo ‘I’ is above 70 AND thermo ‘O’ is below 70, THEN OPEN “  but that only works at 1 temp.

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

Facebook group for people living in small spaces.

I have just started a Facebook group for people living in small spaces, by small I don't mean downsizing from 3000 to 2500 square feet i mean genuine small spaces of one room or a small studio flat, the idea is to cater to people living in tens rather than thousands or even hundreds of square feet. I will be actively promoting Instructables within this group and will with the publishers permission post links to anything I think will be of interest to members . If you have published or know of an 'ible that would suit the group please let me know particularly if it involves recycling or reusing in any manner. Thanks in advance for your input. NG. https://www.facebook.com/groups/766528456823361/

Topic by Nostalgic Guy 2 years ago

arduino wifi time-lapse camera

Hello everyone, I am trying to build a cheap arduino controlled time-lapse camera system. parts I chose so far are; camera; OV7670 wifi; ESP8266 board; nano here is an amazing instructable on how to use the wifi module; WiFi temp logger. Unfortunately I can't find a simple and well written instructions on how to connect the camera module mentioned above. I don't need to save the file on the board, I just need it uploaded to a web page, cloud etc. the picture will be taken 2 times a day with 10hr delay in between (one morning, one afternoon). here is the closest example I can find on instructables to what I want to accomplish, although this is over bluetooth and a different camera module. 1. arduino time-lapse camera 2. image capturing bird feeder thank you for your help. this is very important for me, I am very new in the field and don't have much experience. I am sure many other people will find such an instructable useful as these modules are extremely cheap. . love & peace akin,

Topic by Akin Yildiz 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Requests: Please change the popup to login + custom download buttons

Well two requests: Instructables devs can you change the way the popup comes up that tells you to login? A lot of my people are complaining that they NEED to login to the website, but actually they don't. Apparently they don't see the X or something or it is repeatedly coming up that it is annoying and people don't want to browse instructables. So my suggestion is not to cover up the whole screen with the popup, but just use a small banner on the bottom, which is not obtrusive like the current one is. Another request is that I would like to see a button on top of a instructable (next to the PDF download or something) where I can link to website where I have my stuff hosted, which is required for my instructable. So people can easily find the download and don't confuse it with the PDF download.

Topic by Metalfist 2 years ago

I can not acced to the Android app with my credentials.

Hi. When I try to acceed to the Android app with my credentials I can not. I registered on the web with Google but I have tried to create an account with that credentials and is impossible to create one. App Instructables, 2.0.4. Lollipop 5.0.1 I was in the welcome page on the app. Thanks.

Topic by SalvadorM10 2 years ago

SMall LCD screen help

I have managed to get my hands on a Hitachi LCD module. Its a thin flat colour screen. Viewing area is 242x69mm and has a resolution of 320x240. Its model number is LMG9520RPCC-A. I have 2 data sheets for it but unfortunately no power or interface cables. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how I can use this? I have called Hitachi and am awaiting a response on to what cables I need and how to get them. But in case I cant get them has anyone any ideas on how Id put it to use? I was thinking of making a digital photo frame but...what sort of video feed will it accept? What pins do I connect to? Any geniuses out there who know a thing or 2 about screens?

Topic by midvale99 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


I really hate to do this but our family has grown by +1 and I am starting my sophomore year of pursuing a mechanical engineering degree with another two more to go after this.  Sadly, to cover bills and expenses, the robot costumes are up for sale. The men's costume fits me well at 6'1" 190lbs. The women's costume is sized for a 5'3" size 12. I know it's short notice for this years Halloween but if someone acts quick, I can ship quick and maybe you can own contest winning one of a kind most amazing robot costumes ever. Maybe your town has box robot army events or maybe you could start your own army of 2 with these! A few caveats, the costumes have been stored indoors 100% of the time but the steel components were not painted so they have some surface rust (makes for a nice distressed patina). The current state of the costumes requires tying ones self into the costume (with the help of another) which we used bailing wire for. They are large bulky items so shipping will likely be fairly high. Local pickup is available in the Seattle/Tacoma area or maybe "Greyhound Freight" would be a cheap option. Make a reasonable offer on the pair and they can be yours! The detailed build of the costumes can be seen at the instructable below: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-robot-halloween-costumes/

Topic by onebrokenneck 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Runner Up Prize Pack options?

Hello, I see that as a Runner-Up winner for the Summer Fun contest, I can either receive a t-shirt or stainless steel mug. However, when I click on the link to claim my prize, I only see the option for t-shirt sizes, and no option to choose the stainless steel mug. Is there a way we can choose which one we want? Thanks!

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

Warning Light for Gas Grill

I get a text yesterday "Hi Dad, Are you going to be home soon? I left the house and forgot to turn off the grill." The grill is in the back yard, a few feet from the kitchen window. The grill connects directly to the house gas supply, so it will never run out of gas. I have found the grill on days after someone finished cooking. So far, we haven't burned down the house! I am searching for a product that would put a large blinking light on the kitchen window. It blinks when the grill is hot. It would remind me and my family to turn the grill off. Anyone know of a product that I could buy to do this? Seems like a natural Arduino project, I'm just short of time now to make it. Thanks, in advance. -Frank

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

List Of Songs in Common Meter: Please Comment To Add Other Songs

These are "8686", songs, eigh syllables in first line, six in the nexts, then eight... God rest Ye Merry Gentleman O God Our Help In Ages Past Amazing Grace Yankee Doodle America the Beautiful Brighton Camp The Marine Hymn O Susannah The Happy Wanderer (verses) The Alpha Phi Omega toast song I've been Working on the Railroad Amazing Grace Giligan's Island Greensleeves House of the Rising Sun Oh Little Town of Bethlehem The Yellow Rose of Texas Joy to the World Auld Lang Syne Beverly Hillbillies Theme Ghost Riders in the Sky Stairway to Heaven The Rime of the Ancient Mariner It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Navy Hymn ( Eternal Father) Angels We Have heard On High Down By The Riverside

Topic by Wilmette 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Digital Camera with ISO, shutter speed & aperture settings

Hi, i would like to make a very flat digital camera with the possibility to change the 3 principals settings : ISO, shutter speed and aperture. I would like to change those settings with a potentiometer so by rotation or with a sliding linear spot.   First question of i use a a mobile/iPhone camera  is it possible to adjust those 3 settings electronically ? If yes what do i need to make one ? Thank you. Thomas.

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

QUADROPHONIC s/pdif to usb converter

​Dear 'instructables' people, ​ ​I need a specific device for my audio recording project. I can not find it in the market place as my device (LEXICON MX400) is about 8 years old... so becoming unsupported in the HIDef audiofile arena. ​ ​What do I want? I want an S/Pdif to USB interface specifically : two s/pdif in & two s/pdif out going through a converter to a USB high-speed input on my laptop. ​ ​I can find numerous examples of 'USB to s/pdif'... ergo USB (out of a computer) to single S/Pdif ins (hi def audio systems)... but I need to go the other way around: from my hi quality mixing device (the Lexicon MX400) using it's s/pdif outs (2 of for quadraphonic sound) through a converter (of hi quality with low jitter) to a hi speed USB (usb2 or 3) input of a laptop. ​ ​I have found I can buy external sound cards like the 'old' MBOX (with it's s/pdif in & outs) that would suffice, but these are only SINGLE s/pdif ins & outs meaning I can only make stereo recordings & can not utilise the full power of my unit to make full quadrophonic recordings; which is what I want to do... get all Pink Floyd about my sound. ​ ​Any help will be graciously enjoyed. Thank you for reading my note. Regards D.O.

Topic by danny.omoore 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Encryption and Ransomware?

If I encrypted a hard drive, then get hit with some ransomware that encrypts files, would anything happen?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Instructables for Developers - Request!!!

Hi there! I am here to request for a feature of instructables. I am instructabler since 2010 here. I want a support for developers like me such as API's and other stuff. One of my idea is to make an copy-paste code for displaying instructbles profile and other buttons just like for facebook they support developers. If you familiar with "Facebook for Developers" that would be nice! So in equivalent I hope someday this website will support the developers around the world and will called as "Instructables for Developers" this is awesome! If is it possible please let me know any opinions are welcome because this is only an idea for improvements of instructables. Thanks! Wareneutron

Topic by Wareneutron™ Technology 2 years ago

Kiteman's Haiku Contest the Sequel!

Ok,so Kiteman posted a patch contest that was very succesful. I took his VERY LAST PATCH! So,I am posting this,it has the EXACT SAME RULES AS KITEMAN'S exept that I am the one sending patches! Haiku Away!

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Make a spring

Dear all. I would like to make a spring 8mm diameter 100 mm long with 18 gauge galvanized wire (needless perfect) . Please could you help me to know : It's must make   heat treatment  before or after on the finished spring .Thank you so much

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

Pixlr editor won't save edited image

I'm trying to edit a photo from my library with Pixlr. I load it from my library into my project and from there I click on Edit. I can do the edits in Pixlr just fine, but when I try and save the edited image back to my library, I get a completely blank webpage with this address at the top: https://www.instructables.com/drag_editor/pixlr/?image=http://apps.pixlr.com/_temp/57ad165b50e1b6d73a000083.jpg&type;=jpg&state;=copy&title;=Object-19 The page doesn't try to load anything, it just sits there, and if I try and go back I go back to Pixlr with the unedited image. If I navigate back to my project, the image is left unedited. I'm using Chrome Version 52.0.2743.116 m with Windows 8 on a laptop. Thank you.

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

Arduino coder wanted (Willing to Pay)

Looking for someone to write an arduino sketch to drive a stepper motor on an XY table. Relatively simple code wanted Willing to pay 

Topic by PhillipF9 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Making a "Special Walking Staff"

I made a staff out a broomstick although I think the materials are probably pvc and aluminum...again not sure. Anywhoo, the project I want to work (if possible), is making a sword cane...in this case a sword walking staff. The staff is about 52 inches long.  The inside of the staff is hollowed with a space of 0.75 inches in diameter and 50 inches in length. Right now the inside is filled with sand (for the weight). If possible to fashion the rod into a blade of sorts the sand with be dumped (SAM_0120).  I capped the bottom of the staff off with a tin cap screwed into the pole and double wrapped the staff with black electrical tape.  Now what I want to do is try to put a small 15 inch blade inside...again if possible. Considering the staff is already closed off I'll have to cut some of it (below the handle). I found a carbon steel rod that I'm considering using(Screenshot (27)). Could anyone help me out by explaining the best way of going about how to do something like this??? Thank You

Topic by JasonR20 2 years ago

Custom Power Supply for Lemax Products

Curious if it would be possible to make a custom power supply for the Lemax Halloween town.  We end up with a tangle of wires every year, and I saw recently This on Amazon and thought it might work.  The only problem I run into is that the bigger Lemax products (houses and spot lights) use 4.5v where as the smaller figurines use 3v.  I've seen a lot of computer PSUs used for benchtop power supplies but none have a 3v or a 4.5v output.  I'm fairly competent with electronics, so I understand this might be more difficult than it's worth.  

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

Connecting up a bunch of 1W LEDs

Yet another LED question I'm afraid.... I've have a bunch of 30 cheap 1W LEDs from eBay and plan to use them in my kitchen for under-cabinet lighting. Forward voltage on the LEDs is 3-3.5V, max current 300mA. I'm trying to figure out how best to power them. I have an old laptop power supply that provides 12V and up to 3A - that would give me up to 36W, enough to power the 30 x 1W LEDs. If I created multiple rings of 4 LEDs in series (giving a 3V drop across each), then connected each of these rings in parallel would that work? Or should I say, would that be a good way of doing things? When dealing with much lower power LEDs (the typical 30mA or so type), I would usually put a resistor in front of each, but it seems that in the case of 1W LEDs I could end up losing a lot of energy across a resistor (and fry it in the process).

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

The Laws - a rebranding for newer members.

Some of the regulars will remember that, nearly two years ago, I accidentally formulated a set of rules (which some people called "Laws") about posting on Instructables. I have seen a few threads and posts recently that suggest some people need to be reminded about those Laws. I also think they need rebranding, so I present for members who have been around for only a year or so... The Instructable Laws: Zeroth Law If an Instructable exactly like yours has not already been posted, then you shall post your Instructable. Addendum to the Zeroth Law If your Instructable has an identical goal to a pre-existing Instructable, but achieves that goal by a different or improved route, or in a different style, then you shall also post your Instructable. Kelsey's Corollary; It doesn't have to be hard to be worth making an Instructable. First Law On the Instructables website, the use of correct grammar and spelling (no matter what the language) shall be a constant criterion. Second Law An unsuitable thread, when isolated from replies, will descend the list into obscurity. Addendum to the second law Spam advertisers may be chastised through the Private Message system to prevent their thread's longevity. Third Law As the level of civility approaches absolute zero, the uselessness of an exchange of posts approaches infinity. The original "Law" The original formulation of the full set Zeroth Law and notes. First Law and notes. Second Law and notes. Third Law and notes.

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

How do I enable Auto Renew?

I see a lot of questions about turning off Auto Renew, but in my case, I want to turn it on.  How do I do that?  I can't find any place in my profile or settings. Thanks

Topic by ve3joc 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Featured Author: Tomatoskins

Hello! I recently had the joy of interviewing Tomatoskins. Not only is he an awesome maker, but he's also a Community Manager here at Instructables! Check out his interview! If you have any more questions that you would like tomatoskins to answer, here's the place to do it!

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Speed Control for AC Electric Motors

Can anybody tell me how to build a controller to adjust the speed of an 110VAC electric motor, ( ex: blower motor, fan motor ) I was cautioned about using a light dimmer. bill

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

Am I able to refine a search using filters?

Hello,  I would like to find a way to focus my searching requests.  For example, I entered the term 'farm' in the let's make field.  My intention is to find instructables in relationship to real life farms.  What I end up hitting is mostly how to work farms in minecraft.  So I attempted to use the google like filter of "farm -minecraft" but that seems to focus on minecraft projects rather than skip them.  Does the search engine posses a way to help me get to the projects that I am most interested in reading about and not having to flip screen after screen of minecraft farms?Thanks.

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