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I cannot find how to unsubscribe from Instructibles. Anyone know?

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Resources for manufacturing materials for a Virtual Reality Simulator?

Hi, I am building my own "homemade Virtual Reality Simulator" that would consist in a moving platform on top of another, both connected through simple compression springs. I am a big guy and weight almost 100 kgs (200 pounds) therefore the platform should be designed to these standards. It shall look similar to the image attached. QUESTION: Do you know a good information source to find the right materials (even suppliers) for manufacturing the upper and lower boards? Thank you for any feedback.

Topic by Makerfan   |  last reply


The electronics for powering a pump via solar power

So I've been tossing around the idea of making a automated garden that uses solar panels, much inspired by a vermiponics instructable I saw but I have some questions of theory and practice I'd like help with before I go into it. I've worked with simple electronics and have a fairly good grasp on the theory but nothing quite this complex or with components I'm not familiar with, so I'm looking for advice. 1) Solar panels must need something like a capacitor or battery to store the energy for the motor to use, and how would I get this reservoir to trigger at a high enough voltage so that the motor can actually spin and I don't just end up with a motor charging a battery that is discharging across a motor at a low enough current that it doesn't spin. 2) preventing the battery from discharging back into the panel, I assume one would use a diode for this but I'm curious if there's anything additional that is required 3) If I wanted to try adding further automation by adding an arduino with a mess of sensors, would powering the arduino from an additional battery charged by the same panel work (I assume this would slow down the charging of the motor's battery). 4)  Safety features to implement so I don't do things like overcharge the batteries/ suggestions encouraged. The arduino is currently gravy for the project, worst comes to worst I can set up some simple level switches.

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How to add more tags after publishing?

I wanted to add a couple of tags to an 'ible I published today but for the life of me I can't find anywhere to add more tags.  Could someone point me in the right direction please? (assuming it's possible) thanks G

Topic by gtoal   |  last reply


Turn circuit on when another is broken?

I am having a delema on how I should have my preamp that I am assembling turn on. I don't want to use a toggle switch or anything, because I always forget to turn it off, and I end up draining the battery. So, I was thinking of having some sort of system that involves turning the preamp on when a 1/4 audio cable is plugged into the jack. However, I don't want to use the common method, having ground and the second pin shorted by the barrel of the audio cable (jack plug switch is the only name I can find associated with it...) Thing is, some of the cables that will be plugged into it aren't mono, so it wouldn't work. In fact, if I plugged my headphones into it, it would run 9v through one of the drivers... Don't want to do that. I noticed the jack I purchased has six pins. Three for audio, and three that connect to the other three ONLY WHEN NOTHING IS PLUGGED IN. When something is plugged in, the three metal contacts are lifted off of the other three pins. Since this device will only be mono, I was planning on connecting the left and the right together. This would mean, that when nothing is plugged in, the other set of pins (that aren't connected to anything when something is plugged in) would be connected, but when something is plugged in, the circuit would be broken. So, is it possible to use those two pins as a switch? Thing is, I need it the other way around: when the circuit is closed, the amp is off. When the circuit is open, the amp is on. How would I invert it? And what gate is it called? Thanks! EDIT: A NOT gate is what I am looking for. Is there any simple way of making one, for such a situation? The power supply is 9v, and it would be switching it on and off.

Topic by RocketPenguin   |  last reply


How should i go about making my Spring-Action Airsoft Pistol semi auto?

Okay so i'm suiting up my old Airstrike 240 pistol to be semi auto. Though i'm not sure how to go about this. I know i want it to be electric, powered by a motor, but i'm not sure which one i should get or if this is even possible. If someone can give me a wevsite i can go to to look at motors i can figure out how to install it. Thanks.

Topic by Falco544   |  last reply


File corrupt and therefore cannot be repaired

Hi Guys, Last month, I went to Goa with my friends and we had a lot of enjoyed there and click more pictures each together. I had organized all pictures in Zip archive folder for delivering to my friend. But still, I am trying to extract my image data from Zip file but don’t access and show such error “access to the compressed zipped folder is denied” I don’t able to understand such error message. Already I have asked my friends about this corruption error, but they have not sufficient solution to remove this problem. I am so still confused about it Zip corruption error and always keep in mind such thing how to recover my data from Zip archive folder.

Topic by dietrichfischer 


DIY Home Insulation

So I know I need to better insulate my attic for the coming winter but, money is tight and the to-do list is growing so I began thinking of alternative or DIY materials to do the job. I know Cellulose insulation is shredded newsprint treated with chemicals to make it mold and creature resistant, and on a small scale maybe that process could be a fun experiment, but not for 1000 sq ft. My next thought (and current favorite) is to acquire styrofoam packing material (box inserts, packing peanuts, un-used food and drink containers) and mill them up to about the in to some uniform size. Then get some cheap plastic bag/ tube material and fill strips with a couple of inches of styrofoam. Then the blanket o’ foam could just be laid out over the existing insulation in the attic. Now, before I start this endeavor I thought I would check with the instuctable think tank to figure out: A) any better ideas 2) what R rating a 3 inch loose fill blanket of styrofoam and plastic would have III) Is this a terrible idea due to moisture being trapped under the plastic Also in a previous forum someone suggested re-routing their dryer vent to the attic and I was wondering if anyone had tried that and/or anyone’s thoughts on that. -Odo

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Instructables at Maker Faire New York 2015 - Pictures!

Instructables was at Maker Faire New York again this year! Mikeasaurus and xxlauraxx were there to meet all the awesome people that were able to come out.  Check out the photos below to see what all went on including 3D printing and chainsaw carving! Did you get to check out the Faire or the Instructables booth? Share your stories from the Faire below!

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Robot dog illusion

After posting about the 50 papercraft robots I couldn't help but print out the robot dog illusion and make it. After all, it's a robot dog version of the dragon illusion that I've been meaning to make for years now (and still haven't). It only takes a few minutes to put together so check it out. SuperRobot Dog Version!

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Engineer needed for custom PCB project

Seeking an engineer, experienced in creating files (Eagle .brd or a set of Gerbers) to be sent off to DorkbotPDX. We are looking to modify an existing PCB design for a 24.mmm coin cell battery PCB breakout (similar to http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10495) to work for a smaller coin cell battery. This is a contract position with a budget. Email azellaco@earthlink.net with links to examples of your previous work creating custom PCBs and a brief description of your experience.  Additional details about the project will be provided to qualified candidates. Thank you for your interest. Azellaco New York, NY

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Reading 12 rows of data from an SD card every minute and storing the data into Arrays using Gboard pro Arduino

Hi, I am working on a project that measures temperature and current, store it on an SD card (csv file) and send them to a website. I decided to sample the signals every 5 seconds and store the data to the SD card using time interrupt (TimerOne). My plan is to sample and store data for 1 minute and then read the sampled data from the SD card and store them into 2 Arrays i.e Array1 for temperature and Array2 for the current and send the data to the website. Thus far I have managed to sample and store the data using the time interrupt. I also included a count variable in the interrupt subroutine so as to know how many times the interrupt has occurred. Since I am sampling and storing the data every 5 seconds and I want to read the data stored in the SD card every minute, so when count = 12 I would like to read  the last 12 readings (24 since its current and temperature ) and store them into 2 Arrays.   The problem I have is that I do not know how to read the data from the SD card and store them into two Arrays and would like your help. Note: the Reading of the SD card will not be in the Interrupt subroutine Any help or suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thanks Muundu

Topic by muundu   |  last reply


Instructables Website Improvement Idea

We post many instructables utilizing recycled content and in fact we first started using instructables for ideas using found materials.  This sort of works with the search function and/or using a google search. But it also seems like this could be an area of improvement.  Often times recycled design comes from finding a resource first (lumber, plastic,glass bottles) and then thinking creatively about how to re-purpose it into something useful or beautiful. For example, lets say you find a big batch of glass jars and you want to find projects that utilize glass jars.  You can do a search within instructables for 'glass jars' and find some projects.  But depending on how people titled their project or what key words they used you probably will not find all of the relevant projects.  This is especially frustrating when you are working with more obscure materials. Personally we end up running across projects serendipitously that work great, but should be easier to find. edit-moved to feedback upon suggestion

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component identification

Hello, I am Trying to find the name of these types of connectors . Any information Would be help full.  The first and second Pics are the Sew on Type DC / AC Power Cord Port ?   The 3erd Pic is a different type of AC power Cord Port ? The 4Th Pic is a 3.5MM Stereo / Headphone Jack Cord Port ? on the Top of the strap  With Sound , Play Pause , Skip Back Buttons . Under the Fabric ?   Any information on How one can Get these types of connector would be vary help full.  I am planning on making a few different types of Projects , I need all the different Types of the connectors ,  When it comes to the stereo Buttons, Can one use the Sew on type of computer chips ?  like the type used with Conductive Thread ?  Or is their a Better Way to accomplish the same goal ? Thanks for your Time ,   

Topic by Paladin_Ace    |  last reply


I can not download instructions

I get Pro account,but I can not download instructions. When clicked on PDF, nothing happens

Topic by mastercity   |  last reply


Is Pro Membership worth the cost?

I purchase one membership to a technical or DIY site each year. I like instructables and i have made several things I have seen on here. I am wondering from those that have tried both the pro and free membership, is pro worth the money? I am considering the two year subscription since it is at a good price. I would just like the input of others before I decide. Thanks Pat

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Acrylic Cabinet

Hello everyone! I'm a long time instructables.com fan but I just recently signed up again with a new email address. I need some advice on building an acrylic box to hold some kewl things in my home. It needs to be durable and hard to break into. Here is an example: http://www.akrylix.com/photos/682-lexan-hinge-boxes-.jpg or see attached photos. I found a supplier for 1/2" acrylic sheets and laser cutting but my question is how do I connect all the panels? Should I go the route people choose when building an aquarium? Thanks so much for any advice or help you can offer! Cheers, Kevin

Topic by qeb 


Electric guitar harmful on bass amp? yes, no, what?

I'm a bassist (who started the Bassists of Instructables group) who is considering buying a electric guitar. but i don't want to buy another amp. would playing a guitar out a bass amp damage it, as a bass does to a guitar amp?

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply


Creating a Cell Phone (Kangaroo PC + 4G LTE module + LCD Touchscreen)

Good afternoon, all! As the title sums up, I am looking at the Kangaroo PC [1], which is a $99 battery-powered pocket PC, about the size of a cell-phone, with a tablet processor and a full Windows 10 OS, and I'm asking myself one question. Why is this not a cell phone yet?! Basically, I want to install an LCD touchscreen, a 4G LTE module, and some software. This project is similar to Raspberry Pi cell phones, in the sense that it will be DIY, and the new Microsoft Lumia, in the sense that it hooks up to a monitor for desktop. Does anybody have any advice, or know what direction to point me in? I am specifically asking for help with the 4G LTE module and maybe the LCD Touchscreen. I'm not sure what to get, where to get them, or how to install them. (I've searched and found miniPCIe and m.2 modules, so far.) Thank you!! [1]: (Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883722001

Topic by jrs91 


Plagiarism fix - add another option to the flagging feature

An instructable was recently featured wherein many of the viewers of this instructable recognized the images from a different Author, and no credit to the name of the original author. I tried to flag it for admin, but there are only "Wrong Category", "Inappropriate", "Incomplete", or "Spam" as options to flag with. Although I don't want to add more work to your plate, I think if the community can flag a directly plagiarized ibble, that would be best. Here are the posts:  Original by KaptainSkarlet:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-gorgeous-Dragons-Egg/ Copycat:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Really-Cool-Dragon-Eggs-for-Easter/ I think keeping the Instructables community free to copy is fine, but not direct ripping of the same images another author used. And not without crediting the author. Thanks!

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Reduced or Increased odds of winning if entering multiple contests?

If I enter three contests and become a finalist or win one of them, does that in any way negatively affect my chances of becoming a finalist or winning in the other day?  Do the "powers that be" decide that since I did well in another, they want to give someone else a chance? Thanks!

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Unable to update instructable?

Trying to add Step 5 to https://www.instructables.com/id/Message-in-a-Chip/.  The added step shows up in Edit mode and Full Preview mode, but not in the regular view after I've saved. If I try to click "Unpublish", it tells me I'm entered in a contest. Using Chrome Version 48.0.2564.116 m on Windows 7 Pro.

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How to get my instructies "Featured"?

Hi, I was wondering how may I "feature" my instructables? Thank you very much. The "was" mistake for me to reference: -------> Hi, I am wandering how to get my instructies "Featured"? Thank you very much!

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Bug on website OS X 10.11.4 , safari - cannot open article, register popup blocks content.

Safari 9.1 (11601.5.17.1) OS X 10.11.4 When you open an article, for example: https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Prusa-i3-3D-Printer/ And you cannot close the popup Welcome to DIY heaven. using X in right top corner of popup. Bug on website OS X 10.11.4 , safari - cannot open article, register popup blocks content. When you try to log in using Already a member? Login » than the login popup is under that freaking first popup, so it is useless. Maby noone on Instructables uses osx and safari,  but it is really annoying. And it is a clean install of system, problem can be recreated on other systems, i've tested. Could someone look in to that ? I know you want to force people to create account, that gives you money, but how the hell people can do that if login popup is inaccessible. And how the f$%&@$^ck i can upload images if neither new nor old uploader works with safari, The old uploader works, but not if you have tried new uploader first. Do you have any testers in your company ? many you should hire one at least. i know i can youse another web browser, but i do not want to, safari is quite popular, works well, and it is stock browser on every mac, that should be tested !!!!!!! and working. And please do appreciate my time to report that annoying bug, i'm pretty much pissed off .  

Topic by MirosławD   |  last reply


Is there a difference between a 1/4 inch x 20 bolt and 1/4x2 bolt?

I'm trying to make a camera neck strap using parcord and one of these bolts.

Topic by LAPIII   |  last reply


UPDATE: CDROM stepper motor moves up and down now! wiggle problem resolved

To anyone who read my previous post about the CDROM stepper motor wiggling and not moving while being controlled by GRBL and the EasyDriver motor controller, I got that same motor to work. What I did was I completely took off the wiring system of jumpers I had made. I took off the male pins and kept only that. Then, I tinned four new 22 AWG stranded wire (which is a larger gauge than I was using previously), attached the male pins to one end, and soldered the other ends to the motor directly using copious amounts of flux and verifying resistance continuity between all wires and connections. My Take Away: A. The previous gauge wire was too small, B. My splicing of the wire failed miserably, C. The solder pins were in fact touching each other, shorting the system I am guessing that a combo of all three (honestly, mainly B) caused the frustration. Now it is one solid wire from motor to breadboard for each of the four connections. I believe by unsoldering everything and cleaning it up fixed the wiggle jiggle of the CDrom motor. So if you are having these problems with your CDrom motor/ motor controller, check the wiring and the solder joints. I hope this helps anyone having these problems.          

Topic by dankozi713 


Space power plant

International project. Space station. Geostationary earth orbit. Solar energy flow. Microwave oven generator of big power. Transfer to Earth of energy in the form of a beam (microwave oven beam, microwave oven energy). Geographical point for reception of a beam - the desert. On Earth of the microwave oven energy will be transformed to electric energy. It is offered to discuss this project!

Topic by Vladimir2016   |  last reply


Contest for the carribean

Can people in the east Caribbean enter contest posted on Instructables website? Our students would like to enter but we are unsure if we are eligible for prizes.Please advise

Topic by MichelleM9   |  last reply


Need Advice: Push a Button Get an Alert on Mobile Phone

Hi all, I'm attempting something "techy" for the first time and need a bit of help getting started, or deciding if this is possible. I'm trying to create something that will send an alert to a mobile phone if a button on another device is pushed. I'm fairly confident this is possible, but not sure what technology I could use to achieve this. I bought an Amazon Dash button to play with but not sure if that makes sense.  A rough idea of what I'm trying to achieve: If the Amazon Dash button is pushed and HELD for more than 5 seconds, the phone it's linked to would display an alert message or sound (preferably until the button is released). The button and the phone would be located in the same room. Does that sound feasible? What are some components/skills I would need to gather/learn for this project? Massive thanks for the help!

Topic by CoughCough   |  last reply


Newsletter link fail

I receive the newsletter through Yahoo Mail and everything is OK. But this e-mail is redirected to Outlook, directly into my computer. In Outlook, only the first (main) link works. The rest doesn´t. This problem have already happened around a year ago.

Topic by osoriocj   |  last reply


AC vs DC welding Science.

AC vs DC welding. I'm not contesting whether DC is better. Consensus is "yes"  But what about the physics of _WHY_ it is better? Theory: when a droplet of steel on the electrode is charged opposite of the workpiece, it is drawn toward the workpiece.  BUT in AC, there are moments when the charge drops to zero and reverses. At that time, might the droplets of steel, for just a moment, be electrostatically drawn back toward the electrode? Y,N,M?

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply


Need component advice/help for a instructable

I wanted to build this instructable, but it requires STM32F051 micro controller. However there's different types of 'STM32F051' micro controllers such as a T8, K8, C8, R8, V8, K6 C6, R6, etc. So does it matter which kind variant i use or will they all work the same? If it does matter, what kind do i use? Or is there an alternate micro controller that will work? Source Instructable : https://www.instructables.com/id/Market-Minder/

Topic by acadena2   |  last reply


Only "Featured" email link works, other links not working.

The email I received today shows links, but the links do not connect. The link for the 'Featured' project works. 

Topic by lahines   |  last reply


Automated Single-Picture conversion for Anaglyph (3D glasses) except "Lasso3D"?

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaglyph_image//EDIT:I foundBas-Relief Demo ( http://www.3dphotopro.com/software.html ) which is great and allows most things i need in the demo version :-) It just needs a depth map, which I draw manualy by setting the brush transparency for different layer or drawing closer areas brighter.Still, I am open to any other program suggestions! :-)Hello,I am currently trying to convert a few photos, just so the people in front look further infront. I know how to do it manualy (cut objects infront, smudge hole, paste a bit further to the right, repeat layer for layer..., then i join the original image and the new one with AnaBuilder / AnnaBuilder / Zanag Z-Anaglyph) but I am looking for a program to convert the pictures, since its just taking long for not-so-creative work.Exept a bunch of totaly automated 2d-to-3d programs that work only on a limited number of images but are great to test anyway(xpounded.com Auto3D, Neurosys Anaglyph)I only found xpounded.com / Lasso3D (By Robert Spoons) where you roughly select the objects infront and the software does the rest.Its working good, but only for screen-sized resolutions, since no scrolling is possible :-( Thats a downside, since I want to print the images with a higher resolution.Does anyone know another (freeware?) tool or a simpler method in psp or gimp to convert images?xpounded.com / Lasso3D (By Robert Spoons)Thanks in advance for any help & ideas!-Marcus

Topic by schorhr   |  last reply


RPi2: OSMC Terminal Issue

I am trying to make some changes to OSMC through the terminal, but there is an issue with the login portion of it. When I quit OSMC, and wait for the boot screen, I hit Esc, and it goes into the terminal. Next, the login. I enter "osmc", then its to the password. But, it refuses to let me type anything in when I get to this stage. If I hit enter, it tells me that my password is wrong and then it goes back to prompting me to login. After about 15 seconds, it just continues to boot into OSMC. Why on earth will it not let me enter a password, and how do I fix it?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash 


The First 28 Instructables Ever Published (10 Years Ago!)

The first instructable ever was published on August 4, 2005. There were in fact 28 instructables published on that date. I was curiously digging through that first day's offerings, and decided they deserved to be showcased in their very own collection. The topics are wide-ranging, interesting, and entertaining. It was the beginning of something special that we've all grown to love very deeply. What are your thoughts regarding these first instructables, and the site and community in general? Would you like to just reminisce a little? Leave your thoughts here! The site has grown incredibly in these past 10 years. Here's to the next 10!

Topic by seamster   |  last reply


Share Your Unusual Tool Holders!

About a month ago, I made an instructable on 9 Unusual Tool Storage Methods for Your Workshop which I think many people liked. I've decided to make a part-2 for this instructable, And I was wondering if anyone has an Unusual, Creative, Weird, Or Awesome tool holder of their own in their workshop... Share your pictures down below, And I might put them in the Instructable! I will credit you, And link back to your Instructables account in the Instructable :)

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


Let's Make a Mini MIT Cheetah - (Prototype)

Hello Everybody,  I am Ayush from India.  I am Building a Mini MIT Cheetah Robot Just Similar as the Big one.  Will Fewer Functions due to Size. I will be using a Raspberry Pi 3 or Zero as a Motherboard and Micro Servos for Leg Motion. I have Studied the Very most Videos of MIT Cheetah Robot and i am very much Inspired ! But Due to Lack of a Team and Financial Back Support ,  i am lacking in building it... I will 3D Print Out most of the Parts and Just Before the Final protoType I will Offer Every Hacker / Programmer/ Developer / Student / Enthusiast to Bring his/ Her own Cheetah to Life! This will be a Very Long Development Proccess as we will have to add most of the Features! Facial Detection, Push Sensors, Touch Sensors, Motion Sensors, Gyro , Accelerometer, Ultra sound Sensor. and We will make some Cool Algorithms too!  The Plus Point will be that Until i come to my Final Prototype i will stop using the Modules but will make an Complete Pcb!  Therefore The Size will Reduce! My Design Planing for now is length 15cm - 25cm But will try to make it more smaller! All I Need is a Team and Financial Support! I Have Attached my Very Basic Start Prototype Design! :) Get Involved or Support by   Contacting me Through: LINE App ( Mobile) - My User ID - 'ayushtech' E-Mail - hobbyists.stop@gmail.com Thank You, Ayush Always Love the Instructables Community!

Topic by Ayush Sharma   |  last reply


Hand cranked mixer

Hi all, i have a question, i found this great mixer http://www.cottagecraftworks.com/off-grid-hand-crank-mixer-food-processor but i live in europe and shipping cost will be over the top, and the product already cost alot i seen some great inventions here, is there someone who can make this or explain how to make this? thank you for your time (i hope it is allowed to ask this, if not just remove my post)

Topic by Clementine Tyson   |  last reply


110V 200-250Watt dummy load

As the title says I`m trying to find a best solution for a 110V 200-250Watt() inductive or resistive dummy load. Small size 4x4", rugged , as lightweight as possible and the least emitted heat . Incandescent light bulbs are not suitable. What are my options. Thanks guys. 

Topic by DainiusG   |  last reply


Update any android device from İCS to JellyBean, KitKat, Lollipop?

İ run a Samsung Galaxy S Duos (the most dissapointing phone ever)  And i am dying to move from  ice cream sandwich. PLEASE HELP ME GET AS FAR AWAY FROM İCECREAM %&?@İNG SANDWİCH!!?

Topic by Doc Penguin   |  last reply


LEDs in resistance sensitive circuit

My question is relative to getting a LED to function correctly in a resistance sensitive circuit.  Here is the situation. 1. The Battery Warning Light in an automobile I am restoring currently uses an incandescent bulb.  2. Functionally, the light is on when the ignition is turned on, but goes off when the engine starts.  3. This works fine with the incandescent bulb, but not with a LED, even if I put the same incandescent bulb in the circuit (parallel). 4.With just the LED in the circuit, it never goes off.  This is because the circuit has about .5V leakage voltage through the device (which is a Lucas 3AW Warning Light Unit) when the engine is running (and correctly, 12V when just the ignition is on). 5. With both the LED and the incandescent in the circuit, the incandescent does not come on and the LED does not go off, both with ignition on and engine running. 6. I have also put a potentiometer in the circuit with just the LED and cranked it from 1 Ohm to 100K Ohms, with no effect. 7. Of course, an easy answer is to just use the incandescent, except that the dash is wired and complete and installed, and I prefer to get the LED to work.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Topic by DaleR18   |  last reply


Username Still Changeable?

I Changed my name to my current one to reflect on how much i enjoyed playing my ps3 but i went pc and i want my name changed but i used up my name change,anyway that i can have my name changed now? any help on this would be appreciated

Topic by blasbo-babbins   |  last reply


Gaming Contest

Anybody know where to find the requirements for this contest?  The link I was sent with my rejection didn't work, and a search of the site didn't turn up anything in the first couple of pages. I hacked a gaming chair to utilize my G13 gameboard and thought it should qualify under gaming ...

Topic by Jimichan   |  last reply


Horizontal scroll bar issue

When arriving at a page such as https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/ There's a horizontal scrollbar. To remove it, find this rule div#omni in your CSS files. Either: - Remove: border: 1px solid rgba(119,130,135,.4) - Add: box-sizing: border-box; Either one should fix your problem.

Topic by WilsonA15 


Look what happened to the home-page!

Have you seen what they've done to the home page? This is cool - I don't (didn't) normally use the front page, but now that it can show me the recent work of the authors I follow, or just the channels I'm interested in, I'm suddenly interested in it. Kudos to the Development Team!

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


How do I set up my touch screen for Raspberry Pi?

I have a 5 inch touch screen for my Raspberry Pi, and I want to set it up.  It's a resistant touch screen communicating through the GPIO pins.  Here's the screen itself.  I think that all I need to do is do something in the terminal to install it...  I have the driver files.  Here's the link for the driver files.  Please help.

Topic by nancyjohns   |  last reply


European Voluntary Service in Netherlands

European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an Erasmus+ program for young people (17-30 years old) who want to spend a long time living in a different country and with almost all the cost paid: apartment, wifi, transport, food... Bataviawerf (Lelystad, Netherlands) is a dockyard with special ambitions. Ships from the golden century which has been important in our maritime history, are reconstructed here. Our organisation is depending on the work of volunteers for some years already. A lot of foreign volunteers helped to build the ship “Batavia” and are now helping to build the new ship “Het water schip”. The Bataviawerf could not exist without the help of numerous volunteers which help in showing everybody the way of building ships in the 17th century. We are seeking for 3 new EVS with the next profile: Tasks Create technical drawings, finish the 3D Digital Model of the Batavia, create nice videos and photos about the Bataviawerf and handwork (rebuild some parts of the Batavia -mast, yards, etc.-, forge, wood work,...) Criteria Technical background with knowledge about SolidWorks, AutoCad and similar or experienced in graphic, digital and multimedia design (Adobe Premiere, InDesign, etc). Also creative, self-motivated and interested in shipbuilding and handwork. Procedure If you are interested and you think your profile is suitable for one of our tasks, send us your CV and a motivation letter to the email: evsbataviawerf@gmail.com More information We are seeking for 3 new European volunteers for the next periods: 1) From August 2016 to August 2017. 2) From September 2016 to September 2017. 3) From December 2016 to December 2017. This voluntary service is available for young people from the next countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. (More information about EVS: http://europa.eu/youth/node/73_en)

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August 2015 Build Night with Cheng Concrete

#BUILDNIGHT **You must be located in the United States to enter this event** 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Friday, June 19th. Accepted spaces will be notified by Monday, June 22nd. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. AUGUST BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Cheng Concrete for our August 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (10) 20lb Buckets of Shapecrete HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in August to host a project build night using the Cheng Concrete Shapecrete. You can host multiple build nights during August to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Shapecrete. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Cheng How-To Center Shapecrete Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #Shapecrete Twitter: @Instructables, @CHENGConcrete Instagram: @Instructables www.facebook.com/chengconcrete https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form **You must be located in the United States to enter this event**

Topic by Carleyy   |  last reply


IOS App?? explore Crash

Hate to beat a dead horse but, can we at least fix the IOS app to make it usable? If you don't know what I'm talking about download app and tap on explore. You only have to try it two or three times before you delete app. Seems to me many potential contributors to the DIY community will move on after discovering that such a great database is impossible to explore...wait where did it go? There it is...expl..whoops..screw it. 

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