Need help designing an outdoor, propane fueled roux cooker for gumbo

Our Kiwanis club has a roux party every year where a dozen or so people cook roux in cast iron pots over gas burners. Hours of stirring of various liquids, veggies and spices (added at intervals through out the cooking cycle). Cooked until it becomes a solid about the consistency of moist turkey dressing, to be dipped out into a pan and then start a new batch. What we need is something like a small cement mixer with burners. Something that will heat liquid, mix, and dump or we can scoop out when it's solidified. The stirring needs to be constant hence the cement mixer premise. If it doesn't mix well and parts of it burn then the entire batch is ruined. Electricity is available, propane bottles for fuel. Tried thinking through something with two metal cylinders, one inside the other with the gas jets between the two but the rotation part is the issue. Any help will be appreciated, and of course since we are a small nonprofit the cost needs to be as low as possible.    Thank you !      Tray10 

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Knex S.G.S.L

Here is a really cool gun I just made up. Its a grey spacer launcher. Its pretty fun to shoot, it goes about 10FT using grey spacers. It is single shot but its just plain cool.  

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Autodesk 123D contest acceptance requirements

I have a project I want to post in the autodesk contest, but I'm really scared of posting to much information about it because it's an invention I'm working on for some time and still don't have an invention patent for it. In addition, the hole thing isn't fully printable due to some metal parts. I was wondering if the lack of information presented; and non-fully printable projects are accepted in the contest. by the way, I saw some licensed projects. Is it for all the contesters.

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Effects of Inductors Coupling?

This is a follow up post from this thread >> https://www.instructables.com/community/Guitar-Wah-Wah-Pedal-Help/ (It was about how to fix my Wah-Wah guitar pedal, it turns out the Inductor was not working, so I replaced it) I replaced a broken 500mh INDUCTOR in my guitar pedal with a new one. It works now. However, I am planning on keeping the broken inductor in my wah wah pedal (because it yielded a cool volume pedal sound). I want to rig up the circuit so that I can switch from from the GOOD conductor to the BAD conductor. My questions are: Will there be any major effects from having two inductors coupling? Should I be wary of the 'winding' of the coils? If so, what should I do in order to be consistent with the winding? And out of curiosity, how could I rig this up?  Here is the schematic >> http://www.voxamps.com/downloads/circuits/wahwah93.jpg 500mh Inductor = L1 I have 3 terminal DPST switch. This is how I imagine rigging it up: I'm thinking of having wires from the inductor terminals on the PCB wired to a terminal on the SWITCH, then to the INDUCTOR, and then back to the PCB. The same follows for the other (bad) inductor. If this is not clear, please let me know, or feel free to post a better way to rig this up. In summary for this last question How could I rig this circuit to switch between two inductors? Thanks.

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Wondering how to power an LED on the end of a motor

I'm trying to make a prop, which has an LED (or two) on the spinning tip. I'm not sure how best to power it. I could make my own contact brushes, but that would be either too big or too unreliable. I've been looking around for motors that have some kind of slip-ring built in to deliver power to the top, but I haven't found any.

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Tesla Coil Capacitor help

I have just started building my first tesla coil. I am fairly experienced with electrical stuff and high voltage but I can't seem to get past building a homemade capacitor that will work. My first attempt I built eight Leyden jars in parallel that were constructed from glass canning jars and metal tape. Next I tried lining a 5-gallon bucket inside out with aluminum foil. Lastly I tried assembled a rolled capacitor with aluminum foil as the plates and wax paper as the dielectric (about 10 square feet). All of these have failed in a similar fashion; I hook them into the circuit and the spark gap wont fire. There is no arcing however the bucket and jar constructions made a faint noise similar to a capacitor charging. I have seen instructables and videos with only three or four Leyden jars in parallel and the spark gap is firing. I don't know whether the homemade ones just don’t have enough capacitance or if it is something else. If anybody has any input on the problem please help. P.S. I am using a 14kv 35ma 60hz oil burner ignition to power the coil below is a diagram of the circuit configuration

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Wheelchair mountain bike

Hi guys, I have an idea for a go anywhere buggy that I can use on mountain bike trails instead of my wheelchair. I have a very basic design of my idea and need advice on where to go from here. I have a very rough sketch of my idea. But I have no idea of how to use AutoCAD or do anything else with this fantastic little device. So I thought I would ask all of you guys for your input. In the attached sketch. The pink represents a rigid frame. The green is suspension. The black is bicycle tires appropriate for your needs. The blue is an adjustable net seating. And the gray is batteries and motors. However my son informs me that it is possible to put the motor in the hub of the wheel. Which sounds like an excellent idea to me! My idea is to hang the frame from the suspension above the wheels.  And balance the weight of the occupant(s) and the batteries. I think that this has potential for many other applications, but I just want to go play in the woods and the beach again!

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is my desk frame strong enough?

Hey guys. i'm making a desk that's 90in x 30in x 30in.. i will be using a piece of MDF that's 94in x 30in x 3/4in. i plan on using 2 x 4's for  the back and right side of the frame and screwing them to the wall studs. the rest of the frame will be made with 2 x 2's. i plan on using the space mainly as a computer desk. fully loaded i'm estimating about maybe 100lbs on the desktop at one time. i attached some pictures of the my current plans for now as well as the sketchup file. so that you guys know what i'm talking about.. my question is.. do you guys think the frame is strong enough to hold the desktop and about 100lbs of random stuff. thanks in advance.

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Heeeelllloooo Everyone!

Hello everyone!I'd like to join in the community of 3D printer junkies! I just purchased a Solidoodle 3rd Gen 3D printer and I hope to learn something from it. A little bit about me, I live/construct in my apartment but have the ambition to complete large projects. Like my screen name explains, I enjoy failure. Its a useful moment to learn from. Im preparing to setup a place for the printer, is there some setup/location tips someone can recommend? 

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Quilt-in for charity

Want to make beautiful quilts for charity? Host a quilt-in event! Author auntwrenny tells us how the Crafting for Charity Club holds a quilt-in every year, getting a bunch of crafters together to make quilts for groups in need.  This past year, they made an incredible 15 quilts in 12 hours, then distributed the quilts to homeless people in the Des Moines area. See the Instructable for suggestions on publicizing, organizing, and running your own quilt-in!  Auntwrenny covers everything from soliciting donations, setting up different quilt-making stations, great jobs for kids, and the importance of keeping your volunteers well-fed! Inspired?  Want to run your own event?  Have other great ideas for charitable crafting? Be sure to leave a question or comment on the Quilt-In Instructable! This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.

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Baby Quilt Kit, Tummy Time Quilt Kit, I Spy Quilt Kit

I have some kits to make the baby quilt featured in my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Tummy-Time-Baby-Quilt/The kit is $15 and includes all the blocks and border fabric, backing fabric, cotton all-natural batting, and printed instructions -- everything but the thread, needle, and sewing machine! There are some choices for backing fabric (yellow print, aqua print, purple print, etc.). The finished quilt measures about 36x36". The fabrics shown are the fabrics you will be getting; the only differences will be the color of backing fabric (on the back side of the quilt).Shipping: Choose either flat-rate priority mail or actual parcel post to your location (probably $5-10).

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Halloween/Autumn/Holiday Decorations

My mom recently put some crafts, that she annually makes, up for sale on etsy. Of course the hard part about selling on Etsy is getting people to your page among the thousands of others. If you are looking for some Halloween/Fall/Christmas decorations or just want some new ideas for handmade crafts check it out  Link----->   Hand Made By Shannon Thanks for looking! Any traffic on her website also helps! Here are a couple screenshot from the website 

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Hand painted silk scarves and other crafts and paintings

I would like to introduce you to a new Arts and Crafts blogspot, The Silk Fig Tree´s one; mainly about silk painting, but also about other types of materials and crafts. On http://lahigueradeseda.blogspot.com you will find tutorials, a lot of scarves and more stuff each day. I hope you like it! ------------------- Me gustaría presentaros un nuevo blog de artesanía, el de La Higuera de Seda; principalmente de pintura en seda, pero también de otros tipos de materiales. En http://lahigueradeseda.blogspot.com encontrareis tutoriales, un montón de pañuelos y fulares y cada vez más cosas. Espero que os guste!

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I need help with my tesla coil! please help!

Https://www.instructables.com/answers/9kV-50mA-tesla-coil-NST-question-Why-does-the-cir/

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[Help] Custom sounds for model

I've created a resin cast of a gun (raygun) from a video game (Black ops 2) and as part of making it as authentic as possible I would like to have it emit sounds I've pulled from the game at the press of a button, much like a toy gun. I don't know where to go with the idea from here. I would like something that's relatively easy to hear and not too quite and powered by batteries. If someone could point me in the right direction as far as parts I would need to achieve this I would appreciate it.

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How to make the worlds biggest solar oven.

I guess none of the architects working on this have heard of a solar oven. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skyscraper-glare-melted-jaguar-030113441.html#aKnu24L I'm looking forward to seeing how they fix it :-)

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Some random guns I never displayed on ibles

Alright, so I never really worried about it before, but I figured I'd show them now. These are a bunch of old weapons that I had at KI or KA but never bothered showing here. There's nothing huge that you've missed out on, but you might see something you never knew was done before. 1. This was in a video so you guys probably saw it, but I don't think I ever put pictures here. This is one of the first (don't know how many, if any, others there were) horizontal magazine guns. It loaded dark greys with green rods. I have tried making a more compact version for a while but I could never get one to load as reliably. 2. I guess this was the precursor to the BAW. I honestly forgot about it until now. Basically, before I figured out SK's removable magazine concept but after I learned how to make a decent magazine for yellows, I tried making a shelled-round gun with removable magazines. It had a really crude way of attaching but it worked. It fired very well, actually. But the shells didn't want to eject so you had to manually eject them. It was too crude of a weapon so I never kept working with it. I have tried making other shelled-round weapons but none have quite pleased me. 3. This is probably one of the more interesting ones. With my trigger concept that I loved so much, I tried making a bullpup bolt action. It worked I guess, but it had bad range because the trigger required I made a barrel up to it. I could've vastly improved this by using the PDR trigger, but I figured out, well one I didn't have the pieces and two the stock would be uncomfortably long if I did. 4. I don't know if I showed this here. I had thread on KI for it, though. It was my attempt at a Thompson M1A1. Bleh, it was very crude but I figured I'd show it anyways. 5. Here comes an assortment of assault pistols I worked on while at KA. I have notes written on them so apparently I brought them over here, but I don't remember where I may have displayed them, so I'll post them anyways. The first is a "revolver" using the redone concept by oompa on his revolver. 6. This one was a redo of the first one I mad a long time ago. Back before oodammo but after the TDS and all other side arms were being overdone, assault pistols were pretty much the new fad, and it became my obsession for a while to make the perfect one after seeing bitz's. This one fired blue rods. It's funny looking at it now, I could easily make one better in so many ways if I didn't care about using plain magazines. 7. This was my last one (not counting the revolver, which was done for kicks 'n' giggles) before oodammo. I tossed the blue rod magazine in favor of a removable, internal pusher darkgrey+green rod magazine. Lol, looking at this thing now...I was happy with the magazine at the time back when detachables weren't entirely common. So yeah, that's all I can find for now. You guys are welcome to dig around and see if you can't find something you've never shown before.

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How much cfm psi in a can of propellant?

I want to sandblast/etch an image onto acrylic. so i was wondering how close do the specs of canned air get to an actual sandblaster. Ive searched and couldnt find this anywhere. How much cfm and psi is there in a can of propellant. Can anyone help me with this?

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Please: Unpublish My Two Deleted Instructables

I deleted two Instructables, but forgot to unpublish them, before deleting. For those of you who are not aware of this, an Instructable should be unpublished, before being deleted: Click the "Publish" tab, then scroll down to the "Unpublish" button. Then return to the edit page to delete the unwanted Instructable. I botched this by erroneously thinking that "unpublish" and "delete" were one in the same.  Here are the deleted, but still published Instructables: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Quickly-Field-Estimate-the-Weight-of-a-Stan/ https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Quickly-Field-Estimate-the-Weight-of-a-Stan-1/ But  this deleted one continues to appear at the top of the Google searches and continues to send internet users to a dead end, a blank page: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Quickly-Field-Estimate-the-Weight-of-a-Stan/ Here is my current, and correct Instructable, but is crowded out of the internet search engines by the above deleted Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Estimate-the-Axle-Weights-of-a-Standard-2-A/ I have already been informed by the Instructables staff that is probably an automatic filter issue, and that they would catch it after Labor Day and that they would unpublish and clear out the deleted Instructables, but this still hasn't happened yet. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks  

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Using an ATtiny to control LED brightness?

Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you know how to control LED brightness using an AVR microcontroller. I'm using the ATtiny 2313... I was guessing that there is some way to do it using PWM, but I have no clue how to do so. Any help at all is appreciated! Thanks, -Muffinator

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Computer Not Working

I unplugged my SATA HD to take to my friends to reformat. When we plugged it in it gave him the blue screen. He told me to take it home and see if it still works on my PC. I plugged the HD and my moniter responded by going into power saver. I checked both sides of my VGA cable so it isn't that. PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Which tap/die for 7mm and 8mm OD pipe with .45mm wall?

I want to thread some tube (since I can't find any to buy in the size I need).  I've never used a tap and die before.  My pipes are 7mm and 8mm outside diameter, with .45mm wall thickness.  I need threads on both sides so they'll screw together.  No, I'm not trying to screw the 7mm into the 8mm; I'm just not sure which size will work best. Thanks.

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Can I buy one PDF plan and that's all.?

I never use this website and I don't build things. But a friend sent me a link to a standing desk that I want to have built: https://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Height-Adjustable-Desk/ I'd like to buy the PDF instructions for that desk but I don't want to subscribe for three months or pay for a year. I just want to buy that one PDF and then I'll probably never use this site again because I don't build things. Is there a way to purchase only one PDF instructions without subscribing to a Pro Membership?

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To all schools- Cut the trophies from your ceremonies.

So yesterday I had a graduation ceremony at school.  The school basically gave awards/trophies/certificates to people who made good grades, did well in Accelerated reader, and performed well in class.  I personally got 2 awards, a certificate for making the A/B honor roll, and some fake $1,000,000 dollar bill that looks like it was straight out of Monopoly for reading over 1,000,000 words in the Accelerated Reader program.  I promptly turned my certificate into a paper airplane and threw it in a corner where it will be forgotten until the end of time, and I wrote "OVER 9000!!!" on the fake bill. Most people won't realize that these certificates won't be worth wiping butt with a year from now.  Nobody will care what you made in Junior High in your final year of High school.  Heck, the only highlight of the ceremony was that I was friends with the person who got the biggest trophy, and he let me borrow it for a few seconds, at that point I pretended it was a really really huge... I'll leave it to you to figure it out. Anyways, I don't know why schools dump money into trophies made of fake plastic and (maybe) fake marble decorated up to look fancy.  Here's an idea for these schools- Instead of spending money on trophies that will just sit and gather dust, and are really a pain to carry home, they should give the students cash money equal to the value of the trophies that they would have received.  It certainly would give students an incentive to do well in school, since the amount of money they would receive would directly correlate with their performance in class and the number of awards they would get. Tell me what you think of that idea in the comments. Thanks.

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The making of a multi-staged coilgun

I want to make a coilgun with 2 or 4 stages; however, I don't have much experience with capacitors, magnetic fields, etc.. I am not really making it now, but its more of preparing the steps so when I do start, I will be able to complete it and be aware of problems that may occur. 1) when the coil is fed with electricity, what is stopping it from shooting right back at you? 2) how much voltage should the coils be using (aka what type of capacitor should I use) 3) I have heard that capacitors will sometimes have left over charge in them, how would I "dump" the excess. 4) Using multiple stages, should all the coils be turned on at once or in succession 5) should the wire coiling the tube be uninsulated? Here is a diagram of my current understanding of a coilgun. Let me know if it is not correct. Power Supply (battery) --> switch --> capacitor -->wire that wraps around the pipe, creating a magnetic field --> magnetic field pulls projectile into the tube and launches it.

Topic by Brinith   |  last reply


Finding a person's profile

I'm new to inscrutables today because someone told me to find their stuff on here but I can't figure out how to search for their profile.  Can someone help me?

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DIY Jib Crane Kit

It's been years since I've posted here, but I have an idea that might benefit those who like to make short films on an indie budget.  I've had a design for an all-aluminum and stainless DIY jib crane kit that I could sell for under $180. It would have full ball-bearing movement and axes that can be locked. The kit would come with all of the hardware and parts except for the tripod and the aluminum rails, which every home depot and lowes sell (1"x1"x6-10' box aluminum). I would supply templates for the holes.  I'm in college now and without a machine shop, but I know of a shop that could mill the parts out for enough money to allow me to offer the kit for a nominal fee.  Keep in mind that there really is not a kit or crane out there that can lift 20-30lbs (and be completely waterproof) for under $350. Most cranes are even more than that.  Before I put the details of the plan on paper, I need to know if there's a market for something like this, because the initial investment is a few hundred dollars and the shop doesn't do small runs. Parts would be 100% CNC'd and anodized for a nominal fee.  My questions: -Where and who should I market this to? -What forums would have an audience that this would appeal to? Any help is appreciated, I'm not so much into videography as I am into making photography equipment. 

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DarkOwlKnex's Project Update Six; Review of The Racker Rifle

It's been a while since I've made a forum topic, but here it is: an overview of what I've been doing lately. First order of business, I've built a pistol with a sliding trigger.  It works very well: the sliding trigger has never failed, and it gets pretty good ranges for a single shot.  The only problem: I am using terrible bands, which I'm sure is limiting the power, unfortunately. Some of its features: It has a bullet lock. It gets great ranges. It has a sliding trigger. It has a comfortable handle. It isn't a turret pistol :P For the second order of business, I have built TheRacker's Racker Rifle with the new trigger shown here.  I modified it a little, but a lot of things remain unchanged.  I have decided to review it. I. Design Elements Trigger: 10/10:  The best element of the gun.  It functions flawlessly and was my main reason for building it in the first place. Barrel: 8/10:  The main part of the barrel was fine, but the place where the turret was supposed to catch on was a bit iffy, as the y-rod that it was supposed to catch on could fall off easily and turn a little bit. Stock: 7/10: It was a bit flimsy, but it was aesthetically pleasing in terms of piece usage. Pin guide: 3/10: Here's the worst part about it.  I know I don't have the original pin guide in the picture, but there's a good reason for that: after one #64 size rubber band, the pin guide simply would not work.  It bent and moved and wasn't secured to the barrel in any way, causing quite a problem.  I took it off and modified the barrel, but when the picture was taken, I was experimenting with an alternate pin guide. Handle: 8/10 The original handle was a bit simplistic, but seems, from appearance, to be very comfortable.  I modified mine quite a bit. Turret: 0/0: As it isn't TheRacker's design, and it is the basis for all turret guns, it's pointless to rate it. II. Functional Elements: Aesthetics: 10/10:  It is a very aesthetically pleasing rifle, and there's not much more you can ask for. Innovation: 9/10: The trigger is new and that's much more innovative than a lot of other guns that have been posted. Piece Consumption: 10/10: TheRacker Rifle was built with piece consumption in mind.  It is definitely worth a build if you don't have a lot of pieces, but you want a nice rifle. Power: 9/10: For a pin rifle, it was quite powerful.  It can always be better, though. Durability: 7/10: Everything is very sturdy, except for the stock.  If dropped on the ground, not many things would break. Overall rating: 81/100 = (Approximately) **** / ***** (Four out of five stars.) -DarkOwlKnex   ,     ,  (O,O) <(IIIII)>    I    I

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My Cycle Two Stroke Engine

Hello everyone, I wonder if any one can help me? I have fitted a two stroke engine kit to a cycle of mine, the thing was running perfect for 220 odd miles then starting stopping and would start again after a few minutes of pedalling. I have changed the petrol mixture and this has seemed to alter things slightly, now it will go but will not rev and only goes to a certain speed then starts kangarooing. When I engage the clutch it will not ideal it just conks out. Could there be something wrong with the accelerator perhaps? Thanks a very frustrated Paul

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KWR1 V.1 + "The More Bands, the Better" Myth

The KWR1 (K’NEX War Ready gun #1 Version #1) V.1 came out of my idea to build an entirely “mod-able” slingshot sniper weapon that you could rely upon in any outdoor K’NEX war (hence the name). You could make this gun longer; you could make this gun shorter. You could add a nonadjustable stock; you could make the stock longer, you can do practically anything to this gun (other than change the mechanism and the handle position).   Features: Good range: 60 ft. (1 band) – 100 ft. (5 bands, 45 degree angle) Can shoot: Oodammo (1 band: 60 ft.), Large K’NEX wheel (5 bands: 30 ft.), Small K’NEX wheel (5 bands: over 80 ft.), Lego bricks (5 bands: 50 ft.), NERF darts (5 bands: 50 ft.), and size #117 bands as a RBG (30 – 40 ft.) 10 point adjustable stock (see pictures 8 -11) with “Stock lock” (see pictures 13 - 15, 17) Totally customizable Safety (see pictures 15 - 16) Cheek rest (see picture 9) Not too piece consuming   Now, with all of that out of the way, I want to talk about ammo sizes and the “the more bands, the better” myth. So to do that, let’s look at the stats (shooting with three size #117 bands):   Red Connecter Ammunition: No rod attached: 62 ft. Green rod attached: 55 ft. 4 in. White rod attached (oodammo): 42 ft. Blue rod attached: 35 ft. 5 in. Yellow rod attached: 40 - 45 ft. Red rod attached: (got caught in the bands) Grey rod attached: (got caught in the bands)   Grey Connecter Ammunition: No rod attached: 64 ft. 9 in. Green rod attached: 59ft. 4 in. White rod attached: 50 ft. Blue rod attached: (got caught in bands) Yellow rod attached: 40 ft. Red rod attached: (got caught in bands) Grey rod attached: (got caught in bands) As you can see, the larger the round got, the lower the range you would receive. I think that this is a direct proof that bigger bullets are not necessarily good ammunition. For example, the ZKAR uses yellow rods? Might it get better range if it shot blue rods? Now, admittedly, the instances may be different with different guns, but I highly doubt it.   Conclusion: Stick with ammo sizes between blue rods and white rods (including both the blue rod and the white rod).     Now I want to talk a little about the “the more bands, the better” myth.   I took the KWR1 out to my backyard, grabbed some oodammo (growing in our garden, mind you), and commenced shooting from a prone position. Then I got this idea… what if I was to shoot with only 1 band, and not all 5? So I started to do that, leaving the bullets where the fell after having been shot. Then I decided to go back to shooting with 5 bands, to see how much better the range would be. So I fired a couple rounds… and got no better range than I did when I shot with only 1 band. I did this a couple more times, and found it to be true.   There is a myth (myth = a traditional story) pervading instructables that you will always get better range with more bands. Now, it is my personal opinion that if a gun can’t get 50 ft. with two bands, it’s no good, but that is irrelevant.   Conclusion: More bands does not necessarily mean better range.     Now, I am not stating these subjects as fact, for that would seem arrogant and presumptuous, but I do believe they are, to some extent, true.   -The Red Book of Westmarch

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Labor Day Weekend Sale

We are having a Labor Day Weekend Sale at Purple Squirrel. Come and celebrate the weekend and check us out. We have several kits, break out boards, and development boards and an Arduino bundle all of which will be on sale and shipping in the US is free.

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I can't seem to LOG OUT

I have been trying to log off for about 10 minutes now....it keeps bring me back to the page I tried to log off from, or to my "home" page.  I am using FireFox at the moment....updated version I think Below is one screen shot result after publishing this topic and clicking Log Off:

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Where to get a milling machine.

I have been trying to find a reasonably priced milling machine but also trying to find one that doesn't charge two times the price of the machine in shipping costs. I have been looking on Craigslist for the past six months and haven't seen anything. I am in Seattle, WA. Does anyone have any ideas of where I should look?

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where can I buy threaded (screw together) tube/pipe?

I'm looking for threaded pipe in small sizes (ID 6mm to 10mm) with thin walls.  Metal, plastic, whatever.  I need both threaded on the inside and outside so they can be screwed together.  I only need a small quantity, such as a few feet.  Thanks.

Topic by aliasjanedoe   |  last reply


Why are the videos on my published instructables taking so long to process?

I have various published instructables that have videos which are taking very long to publish? It is doing it on this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Balloon-Powered-Car-1/ and other various ones. How can I get it to process faster?

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connect to a mini switch to LED

I hooked up a 5 mm LED to a mini push button on-off switch. However, when it is in the off position the color is still bleeding through. Could this be because the LED is too strong for the switch? I am powering it with a CR2032 coin cell battery. 

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The Racker Rifle 2013

So I decided I didn't like my Racker Rifle that much anymore.  Mostly because it had one or two broken parts.  So I took TheDunkis's idea that he pitched to me on the original ible of using hinges for an even stronger trigger.  Turns out I could fit the new trigger mechanism in perfectly into the old gun body, so the gun from the outside looks almost unchanged.  The good thing though is that the trigger no longer uses a broken part and it is even stronger. The other change is that it has a modified SwagBoss handle on it for the ramrod, but I've had that on their for a while.  Thanks to The Foofinator. The internal picture is like 95% right, I tweaked one or two things after I took that picture before I put the whole thing together.

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[HELP] Rapid Fire Mod For wireless mouse

Hi. I have followed this instructable HERE but i cant get it to work. My mouse is a logitech M310 1.5v I have purchased a LMC555CN that work with 1.5v but i will still not work.. any help will be appreciated :-)

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Registering to see all steps

Maybe this has a topic already, if so, I apologise! I think it must be new, having to register to see all steps. I don't like it! Annoying for when I'm at school and don't want to log in and just generally inconvenient. I think it might put new people off using instructables because registering just to see how to do a project is quite a turn-off. I know the service is free and I feel bad only ever making a contribution to complain! Instructables is a great site and one of my most visited, I really do love it! Anyway, just my thoughts.

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Any ideas for a PC case mod?

I've decided to clear out my assorted computer detritus (Love that word) and have decided to build myself a teamspeak/ventrillo server from the various pieces. Thing is, i have many small form factor components and no case in which to put them. I previously tried putting the PC into a Frosties (Cereal) box , with success, although the case was too flimsy. This leaves me with the following question:What can I put a small PC in (besides buying a case) that is around the size of a 1kg cereal box or larger?Pictures of Frosties mod

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How to change from LG connector to Jack 3.5 (if i can), please help !!

I`m sorry for my english. I have a pair of headphones lg phone and i want to change jack to use them with another phone. It can change, yet to keep Control for volume and / or change songs? and if so, how? and if not, how to change to jack but keep at least the mic. Please help, i really like this headphones !!

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Contest is open to entries from India, but, what about Pakistan?

Hi, I like the way the "Instructables.com" has been emerged from starting with simple site to very up to date and helpful DIY guide to the obsessed DIY geeks like me. I really do appreciate the great job of the web site authors having this site evolved since! Since, I am from Pakistan, never submitted any entry yet, just avoid to fear that my entry will be wiped away, I want to ask the "Instructables.com" authros that could I submit my entry regarding Microcontroller contest? Is the contest entry from Pakistan is accepted here? Perhaps, the entries from our neighbor country INDIA are already accepted. Please reply ASAP. Thanks. M. Jawed

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An easy to sourc,e EASY to build, cheap laser cutter instructable

Would anybody be interested in creating a new laser cutter instructable. I saw this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cutter-start-slicing-stuff-for-under-50-dol/?ALLSTEPS , But it seemed WAYY to difficult, to difficult to get the parts, and not super high quality. If anybody could do an instructable for this, (possibly with a RAS PI, it would be much appreciated. We want a cheap Laser CUTTER!!!!

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Fixing a charger

I was charging my Toro 20360 when my son tripped on the cord, jerking the wires out of the plug (mower end).  I checked with Radio Shack and they only have 4 connected prongs instead of single ones.  Where can I get replacements for the prongs that insert into the plastic plug in? MK

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Would anyone be able to make a loot chest/locker from borderlands the game?

Borderlands has very interesting loot chest/lockers, and I think it would be a great idea to try and build some of them. Like the way they open up are amazing. It would be a great idea to make as a actual storage unit. I will be doing some research myself, but I am a noob at this. so it would be easier if someone with experience would be able to build one.

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The Gluten-Free Contest is starting Monday, August 26th!

We want to see all your best gluten free recipes - especially well-loved and everyday recipes! Gluten free pancakes, gluten free cakes, gluten free bread, gluten free cookies, etc. :D We've got a great programmable slow cooker up for grabs as well as some books and kitchen accessories. Check out the official Gluten-Free Contest page and get brainstorming!

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Why won't my draft publish?

Why won't my draft publish? I go to create my draft on whatever it is I am posting, then try to publish it because you have to publish the draft to have it viewable by others right? Every time I hit publish, it doesn't publish it. It just refreshes the page (or at least it looks like it is refreshing). Why is it doing this and how do I solve it?

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No provision on my instructable to add a step!

I have posted a new instructable, but when I went into edit mode, to add a new step, there is no provision for doing so: Here's my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Quickly-Field-Estimate-the-Weight-of-a-Stan/ I tried using Internet Explorer 8, Opera 12, and Mozilla Firefox 23, but to no avail. This is the first time this has ever happened with one of my instructables. And please, don't hesitate to be verbose with your answer, as others on this forum have posted the same problem, and the posted answers are not helpful at all. For example, others have answered "... click the add step button..." when the post indicated there was no add step button, or "... maybe the instructable was not set up as a step-by-step instructable" and simply left the problem still hanging there.  Hey guys, these are not complete, problem resolving answers. And problem repetition (with lack of suitable answers) does clutter up our help section. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, shastalore

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Regular Knex sets?

Does anyone know if it's possible to buy knex sets that are entirely composed of the standard sized knex? I've noticed that micro knex dominated over many of the value tubs. I intend to find a set to build knex guns

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Cheap calculator hack

I put together a Solarbiotics Magbot Pendulum and it has a period of one second. I measured this by using a stopwatch and counting the swings for five minutes. . What I would like to do is count the number of times it swings back and forth over an extended period of time, for example 24 hours.   I came across an article showing how to use a cheap calculator to count the number of turns a shaft makes. A cam attached to the shaft presses the "+" key each time the shaft turns one full turn. to use it, you clear the calculator and press the "1" button. Then every turn the cam presses the "+" button and 1 is added to the sum being displayed. Every cycle of the pendulum causes the LED to flash (pulse)  once. I'd like to use these pulses to do the electronic equivalent of pressing the "+" button.  It might be possible to count these pulses using electronic circuitry (decade counters) but electronic calculators only cost about a dollar of two and I'd like to give that a try. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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