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Things you can craft from (Recycling!)

Here is a list of some great things you can craft things out of:CARDBOARD:-Empty Shoe box-Used Poster boards-Empty Dunkin Donuts Munchkin or Doughnut box-Empty Pizza BoxesCONTAINERS:-Empty Altoids candy box-Empty Water bottlePAPER:-Newspaper-Used Paper (like one you used to write phone numbers on)PLASTIC:-Empty water bottles-Empty milk containers*Adding more soon!*

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Insert an image to computer

Dear All - Just curiously and learning Please help me to know: -Is possible insert an (photo, image, picture, icon Sorry I don't know how I call it) in DEVICES WITH REMOVABLE STORAGE in my computer ( Windows 7 , 64 bit and just for decor .Please view photo' - If yes please guide me or tell me the web site have instruction for do that. Thank you so much and sorry my English not well.

Question by lam  


Insert a picture in Devices with removable of computer is possible

Dear All - Just curiously and learning Please help me to know: -Is possible insert an (photo, image, picture, icon Sorry I don't know how I call it) in DEVICES WITH REMOVABLE STORAGE in my computer ( Windows 7 , 64 bit and just for decor .Please view photo' - If yes please guide me or tell me the web site have instruction for do that. Thank you so much and sorry my English not well.

Question by lam    |  last reply


what would be the best/cheapest material to use for the outside of a yurt? this is for burning man if that helps. Answered

I'm going to burning man this year and i plan on making a yurt that is 16' in diameter. i have my wood and my polls and all that stuff but i can't seen to get a strait answer on what is the best material to use for the out side of the yurt. as i mentioned before this is for burning man so i need something that well stay cool in the day and warm at night and is easy to sew together. people have been saying things like vinyl and canvas work but with vinyl i don't know how well that would keep us warm or cold. and with canvas well that stuff is just plain way to expensive. i mean if it comes down to it i could spend the money but i working with a budget of about $100 for the outside. any help would be much appreciated. thank you

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We should have a Back to School Challenge!

I think that this would be a great, fun, and relevant contest for the months of August and September.

Topic by jseely23    |  last reply


Would a small scale model of your own house fit in the theme the Tiny Home contest?

Question for mods. Sorry if this is the wrong spot.

Topic by DIYJRAY    |  last reply


How to resolve NTbackup 8001 error?

Hunting an authentic solution to resolve the NTbackup 8001 error. Have tried a lot but not getting any solution. Help me out with this error.

Question by amit3302  


Calibrate Compass

I have compass cmps-12 and i want to use it or calibrate it with my raspberry pi 3 using python. I already check on website but im not find it how to make it work. Please anyone knows how to calibrate compass cmps using python on raspi3 i need your help. :(

Topic by alharis    |  last reply


Construction of a robot learning to move in internal rooms

I am looking for a person who knows how to make a robot that will move inside the space, avoid obstacles and create maps of the rooms in which he works?

Topic by finder11    |  last reply


What to do with old vacuum tubes?

I recently found a really old tv in a crawlspace at work and I brought it home and salvaged 13 vacuum tubes out of it. I figured I could make some sort of cool project out of them like maybe a mad scientist lamp with LEDs or something. But before I actually start using them I wanted to brainstorm some more ideas of possible projects. So if anybody has any good ideas of cool things to do with vacuum tubes, let me know. Also, just out of a nerdy curiosity I was wondering what exactly vacuum tubes are designed to do, does anyone know?

Topic by cannedham160    |  last reply


Edf jet longboard how much thrust is needed

Hello i want to create a longboard that is powerd by an edf jet engine just would like to know how much thrust whould i need to me

Topic by paul the maker    |  last reply


Uses for a handheld TV?

I have this handheld analog TV and I wondered if there was any use for it. A friend gave it to me he bought it just after the analog to digital conversion. It works and is brand new. Does anyone knowa use for it? Do you think any one would buy it if I tried to sell it through the instructables forum. Thanks

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HOW TO CLEAN BIRD POOP FROM DRIVEWAY

WHEN I BUILT MY HOUSE AND PLANTED AN OAK TREE IN THE FRONT YARD I DID NOT FORESEE THE BIRD POOP PROBLEM 16 YEARS AFTER. NOW MY OAK TREE IS BIG AND BRANCHES RUN ACROSS MY SIDEWALK AND ALSO MY DRIVEWAY. I CANNOT LEAVE MY VAN PARTED OUTSIDE BECAUSE THE BIRDS WOULD POOP ALL OVER IT...I AM LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM...IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME FIND ONE I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATED IT....I'VE HEAD THAT A FATE OWL ON THE BRANCHES WOULD HELP BUT I'VE NOT TRIED THAT YET..THANK YOU AHEAD OF TIME. ...

Question by alsports2000  


Tool for vibrating concrete? (DIY?)

So I've been thinking of making some homemade concrete stuff with different molds I plan on making. Since I'm not a big expert on concrete and such I've been reading all over the Internet for how-to guides and what not. And something that seems to be a really good idea is to use a tool to vibrate out the bubbles and air pockets from the molds before they set... and so far I've not found any instructable here on how to make such a tool ( because it's a bit expensive to buy one, and hey.. why not make it myself) So my question is simply if any one know of a good idea of such a tool, how to make one or whatever.. (maybe modifying something, making one from an electric motor?) I need ideas!  

Topic by Mr_And3rsson    |  last reply


i'd like to make a rfid chess board that can record the position of the pieces in real time for game analysis,?

It's called a blitz board, when the clock is hit it records the position of the pieces. then the full game is converted by software to a game database.  i have programming experience and electronics experience but it's been a while. trying to figure out where to start.?

Question by fusion    |  last reply


HOW TO BUILD A SIMPLE WALKIE TALKIE FOR SHORT DISTANCE?

The operating frequency will be 49Mhz. what are the required components?

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Increase drone's run-time with multiple batteries system? Answered

Hello guys, this is my first question, so, first of all, sorry for any gramatical mistakes. I recently bought a drone (a cheap one) with a shameful autonomy of about 10minutes of flight. It uses a 3.7v 500mAH LiPo battery for that. I also have 4 extra batteries of same caracteristics (3.7v 500mAH). Let's say that the weight will not influence on the flight, so, what I really wanna know is: How do I attach these 5 batteries in one only system to increase the drones run time? See this image, please. I wonder if this may damage the drone. Another one: Could I just buy a, let's say, 3.7v 3.000mAH and hope that it increases the autonomy in 6x (Since its 6x more mAH) or it will just blow up the hole system? Thank you in advance!

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Catecory

Hi Is there somekind of guide how to choose catecory for the instructable? Like this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Broken-Angle-Grinder-to-High-Torque-Drill-Press-Sa/ Its mostly made from metal.. so its "Metalworking", but its also a "tool" and can be used for "woodworking" too. So, if i make woodworking tool from metal. Wich catecory i should choose? I know its not a big issue, but should i catecore instructable from the making process or from the final use? I have been wondering this for a while and decided to ask if there is some guidelines for that. Thanks Tuomas Soikkeli

Question by The other Finnish guy  


Hi guys , how to connect this lcd with arduino

Hi guys how are youi have this lcd i do not know how connect them arduinoi need pins nameand library arduinothank you all

Question by mohamedsamo30  


Halloween Contest (Entering older Instructables) Answered

I recall that in the past there was an exception to the contest rules for Halloween that allowed you to enter Instructables that were published before the contest start date, as long as they were published after the previous Halloween contest had closed.I'm struggling to find the option to enter two of my previous I'bles in the current Halloween contest, I figure that either the option has not been enabled on the contest yet or I'm missing something / doing it wrong. Would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction.The two Instructables I'm hoping to enter are:https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Witching-Hour...andhttps://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Pi-Digita...Many thanks!

Question by ThirdEarthDesign    |  last reply


Time constants of batteries ?

Hi,I'm trying to figure out the way solar battery charger work and I'm a bit confused about the following point.I read that for batteries you could consider the PWM voltage to be equivalent to DC. This I understand well for average voltage (obviously it's the same), but what about the dynamics ?If your PWM frequency is something like 100 kHz, that's a 10 µs period. Does the battery has time to follow and make big voltage and current peaks or does it just averages all that to more decent values ?One way to put it is : Are the battery time constants indeed much bigger than the PWM period ?Thanks for any idea on that topic !

Topic by Emmanuel2015    |  last reply


Is there a way to cut stone without special equipment? Answered

I have some small blocks of granite and marble that were left over from some builder's samples. I was thinking that it might be cool to make some whiskey stones with them, but I don't have any special stone cutting equipment. I don't need them to be perfect cubes or anything, a rough look is alright. Is this something that I might be able to accomplish using a hammer and chisel or by using a certain type of saw blade? I'd like to get an idea of what might work best before I run out and buy something only to find out it's not going to work like I want it too.

Question by The Rambler    |  last reply


Shortening a scalloped hem lace dress.

Hi, I am shortening a dress that has a scalloped lace hem. I do not want to ruin the hem as it looks lovely. But the dress is too long. I have hemmed the lining with no problem, but now I am trying to pin the lace up at the waist and then sew (hand or machine?) it so it lies as a fold under the waist. I do not want to take the waistline off this dress as it is not mine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have been trying to pin up the wrong side of the lace fabric by the waistline. It is so slippery and soft I feel like I am getting nowhere!  Thank you so much for your time!

Question by suzi.carpenter1    |  last reply


Unknown Tools

Recently bought an old tool box at an estate sale. The photos are of several tools that I have no idea what they are or what they may be used for. Can any one tell me what the tools are and how they are used?Thanks.

Question by erikgilliam    |  last reply


How to reuse the TV dish cable co Axial plug/connector

Can some one tell me how to reuse the TV dish cable co Axial plug; i want to take out the existing cable and connect with the new one. please suggest me ASAP?

Question by sanyasi    |  last reply


3 Separate speakers 3 separate outputs from 1 sound card

Hello everyone. I'm working on a project right now that requires me to send 3 individual tones to 3 individual speakers without any overlap. I had decided that I was going to use the program audacity, as it can generate the tones and frequencies that I need, and a 6 channel amplifier connected to the 3 speakers I'm using. However, after I played around with it, I found that I could only generate 2 tones at a time, and could only get them to play out of the individual speakers I wanted by adjusting the L/R balance on the individual settings for each tone, but I can't create more than 2 without getting overlap. I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a plug-in that would solve the problem that I'm having. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Question by Guccisgizmos    |  last reply


Is there an easy way to run a computer/laptop, almost directly from a car battery? Has anyone got some good ideas?

This one has had us stumped for a while. I'm currently thinking along the lines of side-stepping the transformer.

Question by dyln    |  last reply


Need advice...

I have a pvc bar made from 1 1/2" pvc schedule 40. the longest vertical pieces are 18" or less...I have a fishtank on it a 1/4 full and having 2nd thoughts.. Any guesses,estimates,educated insight on whether this will hold 0hh 450-475lbs ie 50gallon tank minimal gravel and deco plus fish lights etc...I'm still elaning towards I think so but i have a lot of electronics in the same room right now i dont need soaked.... And obviously I'm not holding anyone accountable for their opinion...

Question by needadvice  


Auto-follow film technology

Does anyone know if technology exists whereby an object can be filmed and followed by a robot camera when moving at speed (i.e. with motion sensors)? Without the use of a tag on the object being filmed (i.e. like those used by Pixio and Soloshot)? Bearing in mind that the object would be contained within a specific radius.

Question by KatelynP6  


How to make a hydrogen engine?

So i have seen forklifts use propane as a form of fuel i would like to make an engine that can take hydrogen that was made from a hydrogen generator and compressed into a propane tank and use that as the engines form of fuel but honestly i have no idea how to even start this...this is a science class project between me and my friend and as the engine we wanna use would be something around this probably something small and nice not like a car engine but it will still do something if put to use like connected to a bike or something http://www.bmw-powertrain.com/powertrain/en/motorc... so does anyone have any ideas? to make an engine like this run off of hydrogen within a compressed tank? would love your guys help as we would love to do this but do not know where to start

Question by ShinigamiTentetsutou    |  last reply


can i use permanent markers to decorate my acoustic guitar? Answered

I have an old acoustic guitar hanging around which is probably 20 years old or something like that. i was already thinking a long time about painting it, but i never had the time. now i have vacation and some spare time.  so what i did until this point is:  1 i took of the strings (don't worry about the neck bending because there wasn't much tension :P) 2 i sanded the entire body down i am planning of getting some white car paint or something like that and put on 2 or 3 layers, then when that's dried i want to draw some awesome drawings on it with the permanent markers (probably all black and white drawings) and maybe some stencil art. i hope you can help me with this question, all answers will be appreciated ps. sorry if my English isn't perfect because i'm from the Netherlands and i'm only 14..

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Creating an electromagnet as powerful as an NeFeB magnet with same size

Is this possible?So I'm working on this project on levitation using superconductor and strong NeFeB magnets. I'm try to determine the possibility of replacing the magnets with electromagnets equally as powerful and of the same size if not smaller. But I'm bit skeptic about the idea as I'm not sure how possible it will be to construct such electromagnet (or buy them preferable). Is this something that is possible? can anyone reading this give me recommendations? thanks

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My skullcandy hesh do not have a sound on the right side, how can i fix it??

My skullcandy hesh do not have a sound on the right side, how can i fix it??

Question by patch1    |  last reply


Sheet metal input

Fixin’ to make to magnetic board and need some input on what to purchase. I’m seeing several types of sheet metal. There’s plain sheet metal, zinc plated, cold rolled, weldable, galvanized, etc. Is there a particular type I should purchase? Hoping to avoid anything that will tarnish or leave marks on any paper out on the board. Thank you for your input!

Topic by jpmarth    |  last reply


Solar Powered Electric Wheelchair

I would like to put a Challenge out there for anyone to come up with. You see, I am in a wheelchair and I would love to go hiking with my son, but my chair can only go so far before it needs to be plugged back into a socket. I hate this, because it keeps me from going most places I want to go outdoors. But it dawned on me that if I had a Solar Powered Option to my chair, nothing could hold me back from being outdoors again. Ok yah,  it would help if I could redesign the platform & wheels too, but that's not the most important part... I NEED POWER. So, if anyone feels like taking on a new challenge and you are into Solar Power perhaps you could help me in this way. Thank You for your time in reading this, I hope to plant seeds of inspiration with all of you! May Love Light Your Way, Blessings! 

Topic by CherishJames    |  last reply


Launch Stats Not Working

11 days ago I reported that the Launch Stats on my members page was not working ... it was working but suddenly stopped. Others have the same problem too but to date there has been no response from those who manage the website.Reposting as perhaps my first post has been missed?

Topic by lingib    |  last reply


Laptop won't connect to my home wireless network, but other computers can. My laptop can connect to other networks tho.. Answered

I recently just moved back home from college and I can't use my wireless internet at my house. My laptop has always connected to every other WiFi signals and still does, just not my house signal. The problem is that it says it's connected with full strength, but it just doesn't load any websites or anything else that uses the internet. When I disconnect then reconnect, the internet briefly works for maybe 10 seconds then won't load pages. This is one of the strangest things I have ever seen because my Xbox, cell phone, and other laptop work perfectly fine on my internet. I even bought a brand new, very expensive router to try to solve the problem but that did nothing. I am running Windows 7 and my antivirus program is Kaspersky, if that is any help.

Question by jordangoalie    |  last reply


Need a USB-Controlled lock box

Google led me here, and I have to say that I'm very impressed with the ingenuity of the people here! Hopefully someone here can help me. I'm trying to find a USB-controlled box. The box can be quite small, as it needs to contain just a single key. As for the USB part, I can go two ways: first, I would need the state of the box lid (i.e. open or closed) to be sent via USB to the computer. Or, the second alternative would be that the box lid would only open if a certain signal was received via the USB cable. I can do the software programming to either send or interpret the signal, it's the mechanical part I can't figure out. I would happily pay someone to build this for me. Any suggestions? Thanks! Lee

Topic by Indecisiveo    |  last reply


Separate speakers different outputs from one computer

Hello everyone. I'm working on a project right now that requires me to send 3 individual tones to 3 individual speakers without any overlap. I had decided that I was going to use the program audacity, as it can generate the tones and frequencies that I need, and a 6 channel amplifier connected to the 3 speakers I'm using. However, after I played around with it, I found that I could only generate 2 tones at a time, and could only get them to play out of the individual speakers I wanted by adjusting the L/R balance on the individual settings for each tone, but I can't create more than 2 without getting overlap. I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a plug-in that would solve the problem that I'm having. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Question by Guccisgizmos  


Looking to build my own suit from scratch.

I'm a tomboy who's having trouble looking for a good suit at a fair price. I'm also interested in sewing, so I decided that I'll learn to make a coat and trousers. I know that'll be a while, but I just need to know a few things for when the time comes. 1)What is a good fabric for a year round suit? 2)Where can I get canvas for the inside? and, 3)What are good colors to wear over the summer AND winter?

Question by S-K-D  


Power bill sky high, hot water leaking. Is my overflow valve wrecked? Answered

I went to look at a friends house to see what was causing the electricity bill to be double the cost compared to last years.  What I found was that the hot water cylinder was (1) turned up too hot, and, (2)is constantly trickling out of the overflow pipe. This cylinder isn't vented through the roof, it has a pressure doohickey on the top that vents water direct to the drain outside.  Is there a way to check that the pressure valve is working ok, or just get a plumber to replace it?

Question by Gaark    |  last reply


The feeling of waves? Answered

How do you scientifically explain the feeling of still being in the waves at the ocean or the wave pool after you've left the big blue?

Question by Fizzxwizz    |  last reply


Help connecting a Led strip to laptop power source.

Hi all, I want to illuminate my laptop keyboard and since the name of the device is LAPTOP meaning it is a mobile device, the tutorials on Youtube were not that promising ... and trust me I searched a lot. I work at a lighting company, we have tons of led stips ... the lowest is a 12V 7W LED strip and that's 7W per meter ... the closest CUT-HERE mark on the strip involves 6 SMD LEDs which is enough for me, this strip doesn't overheat, I put my finger on it.  The question is it possible to solder these 6 LEDS to the 12V DC power jack of the laptop or the USB power (+ / -) port ( on the mainboard ) .... as for the strip itself, I can install it on the Laptop Chassis, not necessary inside te Chassis in a very neat way. can it be done? is there any risk on the laptop ? .... will the USB still be usable ? ( again I don't want to plug a USB cable to power the LEDs I want to solder on the USB port on mainboard) Thank you

Topic by ElGringo82    |  last reply


HOW TO GET RID OF BIRDS ON MY TREES.

WHEN I BUILT MY HOUSE I WAS ALLOWED TO PLANT AN OAK TREE IN THE FRONT YARD. WHAT I DID NOT KNOW WAS THAT WHEN THE TREE GREW THE BIRDS WOULD SLEEP ON THE LONG BRANCHES. IF YOU KNOW BIRDS THEY POOP A LOT. MY DRIVEWAY AND SIDEWALK ARE ALWAYS FULL OF BIRD POOP. I CLEAN IT ONE DAY AND OVER NIGHT ITS FULL AGAIN. I HOPE THAT I CAN FIND A SOLUTION FROM MY GOOD FRIENDS ON THIS SITE....THANKS. AL

Question by alsports2000  


Add a buzzer to a multimeter? Answered

Hello, is it possible to add a continuity check buzzer to this MAS830S mutimeter ? i would like to do like on this video but i cant find which resistor is the good one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItqYUUjcwfk i don't care if the buzzer is inside or not thanks

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Toxic glue in dishwasher

My spouse washed a bunch of antique children’s china in the dishwasher. They were from a garage sale and he didn’t realize some had been glued back together. The glue must have broken down and melted during the wash. Now the dishwasher smells awful (like chemicals) along with everything that was washed in it. Do we need to replace it?

Question by kappamoma1    |  last reply


Taking Illustrator or Freehand documents to pattern cutting machine...?

I know Illustrator (for print) my friend wants me to teach it to her so she can make clothing designs. She also needs to make digitized copies of the designs for the manufacturer's cutting machine. How would I get from A(Illustrator) to B(digitized cutting file)?

Question by RandiV6  


Rats

Has anyone out there ever managed to make a rat proof/squirrel proof bird feeder or know of a commercial one that works please?I love birds but not rats!My wife will not let me shoot the rats with my Webley .22 air pistol!At the moment I'm nearly rat free by only putting round suet balls in the feeder; as soon as I put seed in the feeder they're back. I've managed to stop the rats coming down the wire (amazing agility) by having a domed lid half way down the wire that when they try and stand on the lid it just tips and they fall off.I've seen various gadgets to try to solve this problem but all of them failed in my garden.I've done the usual things like making sure I keep the area clean below the wire feeder.I've tried having a tray underneath to catch the bits when Tits have fed from the feeder and husks fall to the floor - the rats leap from the bushes onto to the tray making it tip all of its debris onto the floor. I've tried hanging it in the most remote place - 6 rats turn up doing a war dance underneath it waiting for droppings to fall down!Anyone got any suggestions pleaseDennis

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Help

HelloI want to move a dc motor with the help a arduino and motor shield for an huor. what do I do??

Question by rezam56