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turn a old plotter printer into a laser cutter? Answered

Awhile back my wife and I bought an old plotter @ a yard sale, unfortunately the pens are dry and i'm unable to purchase new. I thought about turning it into a laser cutter. Can anybody help me with this. thaks to all.

Question by castothomas    |  last reply


Shoot .177 ~ .22 cal. pellets from a paintball gun?

I want to be able to shoot .177 or .22 caliber pellets from my Co2 powered paintball gun (single shot or semi-auto, I don't care ). Is this even possible to do without costing a small fortune?  If you have seen the clip on "You Tube" regarding the Castleman's  Air powered .30 cal machine gun you would kind of see what I'm after in a sense.  Any info. or links to the info. would be appreciated. 

Question by McGuyver_09    |  last reply


Can somebody make an Instructable item for me?

Hi,I'm creating a show and have just seen an Instructsble "Ghost Knocker" that was posted about 6 years ago.It's exactly what I've been looking for a long time. It's not possible for me to make it due to time constraints etc and want to ask if there is anybody in the community who could make one for me. It uses an Arduino unit.The link to buy the kit is no longer available and electronics are not my strong point...If there's anyone out there who can then please let me know and an estimate of the cost and time-frame etc.Link: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Gh...ThanksLanceS24

Topic by LanceS24  


How do you hook up a linear actuator to be controlled with PWM / R/C?

Hi Everybody, I'm working on a robotics project requiring strong linear actuators(LAs). For the most part I see that using LAs is the same as using DC motors. The red and black cables of the LA would connect to the motor +/- terminals of a motor controller. The main power source would connect to the battery +/- terminals of the motor controllers, and the motor controllers input could then come from a microcontroller or single board computer (SBC) using PWM / R/C control. This should allow me to control the direction and the speed of extension. However, for my application I and going to need multiple LAs the need to extend exactly in sync. The best way I can think to do that is to sense their individual extensions and program the LAs so that they stay in sync with each other. From what I've seen what I'm looking for are LAs with built-in limit switches and potentiometers.  What I don't know is how to hook these up to their motor controllers and microcontroller/SBC. An example I'm looking at is this one from Firgelli Automations: http://www.firgelliauto.com/product_info.php?cPath=94&products;_id=159. Unlike hobby servos this LA has 5 wires. Two are the positive and negative power wires and the other three relate to the potentiometer. I know you can control the extension this way but so far I've only found youtube videos and couldn't see how they hooked everything up. This datasheet for different LA (http://www.firgelli.com/Uploads/L12_datasheet.pdf) helped me understand what the potentiometer wires do, but not how to use them with a PWM microcontroller. Does anybody have experience with this? Thanks for reading

Topic by honor_the_ways    |  last reply


How to change the cover image of an instructable already published?

I'm having some trouble with the cover image of my instructables: sometimes the image of the first step is the one that goes to the cover (like I want it to be), but sometimes any aleatory picture goes to cover. How can I choose the cover image, and how can I change the cover image of an instructable already published? Thank you!

Topic by Trupe Por um Fio    |  last reply


Where can I buy pure sodium metal?

Where can I buy pure sodium metal and is it legal?

Question by DELETED_MakerNinja    |  last reply


Soldering Copper Round Bar

I plan on making a backdrop (pictured) out of copper. I have a little bit of experience soldering copper pipe. I have an idea of how to build the backdrop but would appreciate some feedback/tips.Dimensions:- 5' W x 7' H x 3' DMaterials: - Diagonal members: 0.1875" round bar- Circular votive holders: 0.125" round bar- Rectangular border, kickers, and base: 1/4" x 1" rectangular barI'm thinking that I will solder the diagonal members at each intersection and where the ends meet the rectangular bar frame. The base will be a 3' rectangular bar on the left and on the right. There will be a kicker on each side, connected to the base and about halfway up the vertical members of the frame.Does this seem feasible? Will the structure be stable? How can I form the circular votive holders?

Question by sjung510    |  last reply


Making Photographic Film

Hi, how could I make photographic film at home without using chemicals or substances like silver halide crystals,potassium dichromate etc. as the sensitizer solution. Does anybody know of a more natural replacement? .

Question by bendow1  


Robotics Aspirant

Hello Great Mind. I am interested in Robotics but I don't know where to start. I think I will be needing an instructor, too. I really need your help and advice.

Topic by LoloN1    |  last reply


3.7v LED driver

Hi guys how are ya doin? :DRecently I'm working on the next project, which is about battery powered bicycle led lamp. So in that case I want to use LED driver. Then I've founded this schematic with CMOS 555 timer, who runs more than 5 LEDs in series. Excited by this new found schematic, I bought the parts & connected them like so. Unfortunately, it turns out, it wont work. :/ At 3.7v they won't even light up, but at 5v they start to shine a little bit. I'm wondering do I need to put different transistor (in my case it was PN2222A - that's the one I had and its equivalent to 2N4401)? Or what the problem with this circuit.I would more than thankful for your help. :D

Topic by JohnSmith-Workshop    |  last reply


Hybrid electric vehicals, batteries going serial or parallel

Can I wire 7000 lithium ion battery cells (about 75kwh) in parallel, and then use a lightweight bike engine hooked to a DC generator and connected in series to the batteries to boost voltage? Are there any flows in this design concept, for use in a hybrid race vehicle to increase the longevity of the batteries?I am trying to develop a race track car which is hybrid, thus utilizing electric motors immense torque.We build original race cars with common petrol engines but now I’m seriously thinking of developing a next generation race car. I know batteries don’t last long in high drain situations and thus any race car I sell will need a battery replacement after a race season. I’m sure this will be bad for business. Thus this is why I’m thinking of ideas to prolong the battery life by reducing current drainage. That’s why I want to have an engine generator with its sole purpose is just to boost voltage, and about 20,000ah worth of batteries connected in parallel so I reduce current demand per battery cell to well under 1C. Giving a Tesla p100d as an example I would require about 1200 amps and 400 volts to produce 480kw of power. If wire all 7000 battery cells in parallel to produce the same amount of current then each cell will need to provide about 0.18amps that’s very low to sustain longevity of the batteries. The generator is then connected in series to help boost the system voltage to 400vIn extrem simple terms, (the batteries provide the current, and the engine generator provides the voltage)I hope you understand why I’m looking at it this way. I know it might not be the most efficient way, but is it a practical doable way? Thanks

Topic by SamA196    |  last reply


Code to start/stop and adjust speed for Arduino Uno to 1 single drone motor

I'm hoping I can get this answer as simple as possible - I'm sure what Im asking has been done a million times over so I'd just love to be able to copy and paste the code - HOWEVER I really don't know what to do next anyways.Attached images: The set up as a whole 6s LiPo battery - 6,000mAh 80A ESC - "Mystery" brand Drone motor; U7 T-Motor brand, 420KV, 3-8s LiPo battery Arduino Uno Wires connected from ESC to Arduino Uno: Black to: GND White to: ~6 digital pin Red (grey connector wire from arduino to esc) to: 5V FIRST: I have it set up in 'a' way that will allow this to function/interact correctly. I do not need an accelerometer and I am wanting to turn it on/off-start/stop and adjust speeds (for all intense and purposes) through my desktop via the USB port. So I want to be able to do all of this through the Arduino create agent editor thing on my desktop. NEXT: So even if/when someone is so nice enough to show me the code in such a way I can just copy and paste into the editor - I really don't know what to do next. How do I get it to go? I'll have to adjust numbers in certain sections of the code in editor. I'll need some help with this, e.g. this number means this - that means that and adjusts the speed accordingly, etc.But basically; How do I turn this set up on and off in the editor controlled from my desktop. Thanks AND please let me know what I can clarify.

Question by ChrisD513  


Using epoxy on live edge

So I'll be making a hanging wall plaque that will have pictures epoxied in the center of a split live edge wood piece. I have a couple questions. I'm assuming you stain the wood before the pour correct? What grain do you start sanding at? What do you stop at? Any help would be thanked!!

Question by Ol dad  


Jaswinder Brar: Seeking Developer Team for New Product Design Inventions!

Hello I am an avid inventor of new product designs:I am currently working on Project: Foam-Fan: For Global Cooling Prize:See Details Here:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/richard-bransons-gl...I have entered my preliminary submission, received great feedback from GCP, and I am now seeking a developer team to help prototype this invention for the next stage of submissions.Feel encouraged to browse my Product Design Inventions on Twitter (User: @jay_bee12345) and message me back if you'd like to collaborate on developing my product design works. Details:https://twitter.com/jay_bee12345I also regularly post and update Product Design Articles on LinkedIn, Let's Connect!Example:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2-new-nokia-inventi...My LinkedIn Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaswinder-brar-8098791...Let's Work Together & Innovate the World!Thank You.Jaswinder Brar.Calgary, Alberta, Canada.JSB23@hotmail.CA

Topic by JaswinderBrar  


Check if a process is running from a batch file? Answered

I need a command simmilar to “IF EXIST” to check if a process, such as wmplayer.exe is running. Something like this. if exist wmplayer.exe (echo proccess running) else (echo proccess not running Can you think of anything? **I thought I was close with this, but I can't get it to work.** IF ”%notepad.exe%”==”” (echo The process is not running) ELSE (echo the program is running) With it set up like this it always says the process is not running IF ”%notepad.exe”==”” (echo The process is not running) ELSE (echo the program is running) With this it aways it running. Any ideas on how to get it to work? I know I’m really close.

Question by XOIIO    |  last reply


how do I cancel automatic re-subscription?

Question says it all

Question by lafstuff    |  last reply


Can I run 1500 Watts Electric heater with a BT136 TRIAC?

I wish to make a preset timer switch that can carry loads > 1000 watts. I plan on using a 555 timer preset to a certain value then connecting it to a BT136 TRIAC through an opto-isolator. Is it feasible? If not what are the other options I have? Thanks in advance!

Question by raftor    |  last reply


Can you buy or build manually-powered leaf shredder? Answered

At my local Community Garden, we are not allowed to use power tools, but we would like to shred the piles of leaves we get each fall. Web searches for "manually-powered leaf shredders" have yielded no useful results. It seems that a hand-cranked leaf shredder should already exist somewhere. Does anyone know how leaves were shredded before the advent of gasoline and electric shredders? Any Instructables inventor interested in tackling this issue?

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What resistors do I need for brake tail lights?

Hello recently I burnt one of the brake lights and I though why not to use a LED one to replace it.So I got the appropriate lamps and added them to my car only to realize that now the 3rd brake light on the back also light when I just have the night lights on. Sure it light even stronger (along with the main left and right brake lights) when I brake but this weird behavior scared me a bit, it could be pretty bad if my tampering with the lights result in some electrical problem in the middle of the night.After a bit of research I see that I need to add resistors to the LED lamps because if the electrical system realize there is lower power draw then it may behave weird.So the question is what resistor do I look for to add before the LED so the car still believe I get the same power draw?I drive a hyundai atos prime 2001 and the old lamp says 21/5W on it ( I guess the 21 is for brake light and the 5 for the night light?).The guy at the store told me to learn ohm and watt so he can give me the right resistor.Thanks

Question by NikolasK5  


ATtiny85 IR USB receiver that works with any IR remote!!

Hello everybody, I have made my own USB IR receiver using and Arduino to program the core of the project which is an attiny85. I dealt with a lot of issues and got desperate as well trying to put it together. After many hours of study and research on the Internet I came up with a solid procedure to make it work. Now I enjoy my own receiver that I can program to work with any remote. The procedure is not easy, so I made my own guide for future reference that evolved into an instructable to return to the community of makers and developers part of what I have got from them:\ https://dltutuapp.com/ dltutuapp.com/ showbox.red/

Topic by achanakbhayank  


Where to find instructables you have marked as "Favorites?"

I have recently joined, but have several old favorites. I thought marking them would make them easier to find, but cannot find a list of the items I have "favorited"

Question by BambooNut    |  last reply


What happens to the WD PiDrive Node Zero?

Hi there!This is my first time using this community function on instructable and I want to ask if anyone knows what happens to the WD PiDrive Node Zero (which is a Raspberry Pi zero add-on shown in the image if you don't know what it was)As what I have found on the internet, all shops that used to sold this have no more in stocks and I didn't find much reviews on this product either. There are quite a lot of reviews which showcase only the drive but not the drive with the adapter circuit board and the plastic enclosure.The reason why I am interested in this product is that I am currently working on a complete standalone and tiny NAS system that use minimal hardware or software powered by the 3rd party except the Raspberry Pi and Linux. I just come across this product online and feel this will be quite useful if I can get one. Anyone knows where can I get this product or what happens to this product which makes it no longer manufactured / so hard to find? Thanks in advance!

Question by tobychui  


Problem with 3 ws2812b rgb 5050 led strips

Hi everyone i want to know if this can be fixed:i have 3 led strips 5m 300 leds eachStrip #1 the first led is steady on the 2nd led receive data from arduino, 3rd led is off and 4 and 5 are on dimmed.Strip #2 the first 3 leds are off and 4 and 5 are steady on then the 18th led is on dimmed.Strip #3 the first 3 leds are off and 4 and 5 are steady on then the 13th and the 25th leds are lit on i bought this strips to my childrens for christmas and 1 of them works for a day and the other 2 didnt.any help o guidance on fixing this will be preciated.

Question by John De La Cruz  


Ideas for making an RC vehicle

Hey, i have recently bought an rc module and controller, i need some ideas for what to make, any rc vehicle. pls give me some ideas. thx!

Question by Irish pirate630  


Logitech X 620 sub pinout?

Found a powered subwoofer ( Dumpster!!!) of a 6.1 computer sound system. Not the  6 smaller speakers. The front right speaker would have had the inputs and controls in it . A cable with a VGA connector had to be plugged into the amp in the back. No pinout info was found I have a similar 2.1 system (Logitech Z3), which is all I need for casual use (My real system is unusable due to neighborhood pressure...) The amp contains 2 TDA 7377 chips,and many more components than prescribed by the data sheet (some of it is the power supply)- ( Does more complicated mean better here?). 2 Options: 1) rip the TDA chips out and use one to make a 2.1 or a stereo amp with components according to the datasheet. The other one a stereo or quad for a different project. 2) find out the pinout and use the amp 'as is' (which would mean putting both all R and all L channels together (parallel?) to make a 2.1. A lot less work. (Since I am not going to use the 6.1 configuration, will the sophistication of the design still deliver?)? If anyone knows the pinout I would of course first try working with the existing circuit...

Question by BobS    |  last reply


moray valve and free energy generator?

Does any one know the working of thomas mory valve and his free energy generator that create energy from cosmic ray and can any one know how to replicate his experiment

Question by mihir.sahu.355    |  last reply


Remote Access and Control for various Sensor Data and Output Devices

I am working on a project that involves multiple sensors as well as a handful of output devices, and am looking for the best solution on how to collect data from the sensors, have certain actions occur based off of the sensor input, as well as be able to have a web-accessible page where the logged data could be viewed. Additionally, I would also like to be able to modify certain variables (such as changing thresholds for when output devices are activated, for how long they are activated, etc) on the webpage. A very similar solution to a different situation that I am familiar with is OctoPrint. With OctoPrint, you can view your 3D printer live from the comfort of any machine on the network, as well as send custom commands to it, or even initiate prints. My application would be very similar to what OctoPrint offers, with the addition of being able to view collected data from sensors, as well as changing variables within scripts. The current hardware I plan on using consists of an Arduino as an analog to digital converter for the analog sensors, as well as the controller for relays and other output devices. The Arduino would be plugged into a Raspberry Pi (or really any machine would work, I think), which is essentially how an OctoPrint setup works. Ideally, I would like to have the Raspberry Pi act as the webserver/host (I would be the only individual accessing the webpage, so a pi should be enough for that? If another computer would be needed to host the webpage, then Ideally I would like to omit the pi altogether.)I would like the input data to be logged and displayed in a graphical manner, through graphs and charts. A friend recommended using a database, such as MySQL; is this a good option, or is there something that would be more efficient? The control/data page wouldn't necessarily need to be accessible to the world wide web, although that would be convenient (I would prefer not needing to pay for a domain though). So long as I could access it from the local network, that would suffice.If there is some program/software that allows me to do all/most of this, that'd be great. Otherwise, I'm just looking for input on what would be the most optimal route going about this. Ideally the less complicated the better, but I'm not afraid of learning new things.

Topic by RocketPenguin    |  last reply


New on 3d printing: asking for advice

Hi everyone, Do you have any suggestions for an amateur to buy her first one printer? Thanks for your advice firstly!

Topic by fernelu2017    |  last reply


I really want blue apples, how do I make blue apples? Answered

Is there any way to make blue apples? My Quest is to make blue apples that are not only blue but also taste good I will not stop until I succeed!!! P.S. If I succeed on my own I will share with everyone the secret of blue apples!

Question by Slayerfan666    |  last reply


Portable media build parts question

I'm looking to build a portable gaming and media station but I'm stuck on a couple things and am hoping people here might have some suggestions and/or links. Basically, I bought a large aluminum camera case, big enough to hold a 22" led tv in the lid. I am going to mount the tv in the lid, thinking of just drilling the holes and mounting the tv directly to the lid. Any critiques or problems with that would be nice.Second, I'm going to mount a ps3, a portable media player (think Von Haus) which uses flash drives or portable hard drive via US, and a retropie system. Now where I'm running into trouble is two-fold. One is how to mount the items into the case. Foam would normally work well, but I'm worried about heat reduction, less so for the media player and more for the ps3 and retropie. I'm also worried about having it hardmounted onto the case via glue gun because of any shocks it might get while in transport. I also want to dremel http://movieseriesworld.com/ out in the front and the back, and put in ports to be able to connect to an outside source as needed. Basically, I need a number of connectors which mount inside with the port leading out. USB 2/3, HDMI, RCA cable connector (RWY). I can find extension cables, but what I'm more looking for is, say for USB, a male lead on one end to connect to the ps3, and a female lead on the other end which sits inside case but is dremel'ed out to be able to connect a USB from the outside, basically a plate which I can just screw in. Something similar to what you'd find inside a console or similar. Anything which anyone can help with on any of these would be greatly appreciated Thanks...

Topic by Henrryparth  


Automated plastic waste collection device

Does anyone have an idea about collecting plastic waste from lakes and rivers?If you do share your ideas it should be a machine which is automated to collect plastic waste from water.

Topic by zhb1999    |  last reply


Instructables Ugly Sweater Party

Over the years here at Instructables, we've seen our fair share of truly inspired Holiday Sweaters get posted as folks head to their holiday office parties and family gatherings. We love the home-made handicraft and nostalgia factor holiday sweaters have, and how they can range from totally adorable to wildly over-done. We recently were reminiscing over this collection of Ugly Holiday Sweaters and it struck us that we could have a little fun with the community this holiday season, so we decided to throw an online Ugly Sweater Party this weekend!If you show off a photo of yourself in your holiday finest, or rather holiday ugliest, in this forum post, or on Instagram/Twitter, we'll send you a prize pack with some Instructables goodies. Once you've donned your festive apparel, share it below in the comments, or post a photo and tag your pic with @instructables and #iblesUglySweater so we can see it! We'll repost the best outfits and pictures in our feed. We'll be awarding prize packs to all the folks that participate before Monday 12/17 11:59 PM PST.Want a prize pack but, don't have anything in your closet to show off? Get inspired and get craftin'! Our personal favorites from the community are jessyratfink's Crazy Cat Lady sweater and this Stranger Things sweater by .F that can be programmed with cryptic messages. They both use LED lights as a material but work with different electronics skill levels for the complete beginner as well as the practiced tinkerer, and still show off the range of what is possible for a holiday wearable!Looking for even more ways to celebrate the holidays with Instructables? Check out our Ornament giveaway and Holiday Decor Contest!

Topic by audreyobscura  


What Powertools do you have? and what would you recommend?

I have a... Mini Workzone Bench GrinderDeWalt Drill and Driver SetRyobi JigsawOzito SharpenerOzito Random Orbital, Detail, Belt sandersOzito Angle GrinderWhat Powertools do you have and what Powertools would you recommend?

Question by TheInstructableTinkerer  


Pls Help me!!!can i hold 12v dc and 24v dc? can i be grounded?

Pls Help me!!!can i hold 12v dc and 24v dc? can i be grounded?

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Automatic LED light for cordless drill????

As far as I know, DeWalt has not incorporated lights into their cordless drills as some other manufacturers have. Could someone make an LED light which would come on when the magnetic field produced by the drill motor is sensed? Perhaps a sensor taped to the drill body, and a small LED light pointing forward, or a ring of light around the drill chuck? Rufus 123Movies GoMovies

Topic by achanakbhayank    |  last reply


How do I calculate what resistor I would need?

Ok, so I'm working on a project. I need to know how I can reduce 18volts down to 12volts. If someone would explain how to calculate this myself I can figure out what resistor (or series of resistors) I need.

Topic by the.texas.trucker    |  last reply


Free IC Samples: Good or Bad

Every now and then I order a sample of an integrated circuit from companies such as TI, Atmel, or Microchip. But can I get too many. If I order too many do you think they will catch on to my using of their free samples for hobby use and not research? I stopped ordering because I am afraid they might start charging me for all the chips I ordered. What's your opinion?

Topic by gimmelotsarobots    |  last reply


How to heat a tent- safely?

While I am a a hands-on person, that mostly extends to art and sculpture rather than engineering. Therefore, I thought I ought to bring this question to people with a little bit more knowhow in that area. See, with the cold winter months coming on camping is becoming a little more arduous. More to the point, heating a tent safely is a real problem. I don't trust gas powered heaters....but there's not a whole lot of alternatives out there. So I was wondering if anyone here could think of a way to safely heat a tent for a prolonged period of time. Preferably without gas, electricity, or risk of fire.

Topic by redlethe    |  last reply


DISHWASHER DISCHARGE

Dishwasher discharges water used in each separate cycle through overflow pipe on sink and not through disposal into drain pipe. The dish-washing cycle is normal. How can I fix this so used dishwasher water leaves dishwasher via water drain rather than through overflow located on top of sink?

Question by denny35    |  last reply


Updated e-mail address doesn't change in the newsletter mailing

Changed my profile's e-mail address and confirmed it, and it shows under my profile. However I still get newsletter e-mails under the old e-mail address. I assume they're two different databases, but then how do I delete the old address from the newsletter mailing database?

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I want to Make a HUGE "3D printed" sculpture of a PACHAMAMA DRAGON with a drop fountain in it's eyes and a sensor smoke machine and more.(HOW CAN I DO IT?)

I have close to 0 pratical skill in arduino and raspberry,Questions: What`s the easiest way to make a sensor so when people are close to the head it starts crying in drops (maybe gold like liquid or glow in the dark liquid or red liquid)What`s the easiest way to make a sensor connected to a smoke machine? Where can I buy a drop water fountain?MORE IMPORTANT:What are the name of the professionals who can help me tech the dragon? does anyone knows cool things I could add to the dragon to animate it somehow?Maybe an entrance to put coins and money and some lights would light the whole dragon from inside, maybe a foam machine on the mouth or a flametrower.Is there any light that with a special bulb or opaque acrylic that stays smooth like a car`s neon and not localized when seeing it directly? how could i light the dragon in an epic way , having in account that the dragon has a rooted intricate body and we can put lights inside? maybe i can put the lights. Who is the professional who can put wholes for the lighting system and it-s wiring on the 3d model before we print it?______________________________________________________________________________________________I Will reproduce this model of this dragon (https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/3d-rigging-motion-paths-model-1150078) and MIRA ARTS RESHAPED SO IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S BODY IT'S MADE WITH THE ROOTS OF AMAZON,like this one(https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mira-arts/forest-dragon) , rigged again in an epic way to fit inside a particular room along the walls, with a 2m wide head and an asian dragon body so it can spiral and swirl and curve around the room, like the walls are water, maybe even go behond walls outside and trough windows.it will have simple sensors so when you're close to the head it activates smoke machines there, maybe an "Ha" soundwith the help of architects, we will assemble the creature on site.I will reproduce it with around 500$ of cardboard sheets laser etched in topographical layers (PRICE) with the help of 123dmake (check it out), maybe then plastered and sanded down.like this tutorial until step 4. (https://www.instructables.com/id/Fine-Art-from-Cardboard/)with this system we can 3D print the dragon and anything imaginable at a Giant Epic scale!I'm going to kickstart this project ______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ Fluff to save the World: I will name the Artpiece with a long name "Niu Pachamama Dragon :Bolsonaro, me muda o nome da Amazonia para Pachamama para ter um lugar mais visível no Google para salvarmos a Pachamama, vai!" or in english: "Mr.Bolsonaro (Brazil's President), can you change the name of Amazon Forest to just Pachamama so it can have better ,non confusing google searches and we can finally save it from ilegal deforestation?"Amazon has been unconsciously hidden UNDER Amazon Company IN WEB SEARCH ENGINES for too long,it doesn't have any clicks on search engines, it needs a legit different name for it's core to survive on aND PUMP the PLANET TROUGH THE internet.This way the company and the forest can coexist in different non intersecting google "cupboards" without any confusion for kids and adults alike.If the president changes the name OF aMAZON TO PACHAMAMA TROUGH THIS DRAGON SPLASH, we can bring tons of attention to Pachamama, the New Amazon AND POTENTIALY SAVE THE WORLD!.eCK!For 2020 WE CAN EVEN BE CELEBRATING 3SMAS INSTEAD OF CHRISTAMAS, WHERE INSTEAD OF TORNING DOWN A PINE TREE EACH FAMILY PLANTS 10 PLANTS!MERRY 3SMAS EVERYBODY, TREES MUST SURVIVE!THEI'RE ALIVE!The dragon has become a global symbol for epicness, Myth, entertainment fantasy monster,But the Virgin Amazonian Augmented Dragon or new Pachamaman Dragon CAN BECOME The transcendental symbol of good hope FOR PACHAMAMA,meaning, a guide to Brazilian politicians to "Get a legit Google cupboard for amazon RIGHT NOW!",protector of treasure with the TREASURE representing the Forests, specially the amazon, and hope that we can still save and act for all the forests of the world!a nEW PACHAMAMAit represents the fertility of the amazon, also IT'S deforestation,it's brutality, and future connection with mankind!iMAGINE THAT! and the dragon has an augmented DBZ scouter on the eye that represents the Good side of transcendental connection between human and machine(equals dragon, a symbol of leadership)(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/xiKcimY1iEc/maxresdefault.jpg) It represents the new transcendental connection with technology, you can have a google glass augmented "game" where you become an instant druid in the rainforest, with the camera reckognizing everyplant and medicine that you wish, and dosages for it, and where to get the next one for the recipes AND HOW TO PREPARE THEM.

Question by DIAGONALLIS  


Calling all blind makers!

Hi everyone,Instructables readers may already know about the community of blind woodworkers from pages like ww4b.org. The university I am affiliated with (OCADU), and my research group are interested in bringing the expertise of all blind woodworkers into more and more classrooms. This includes post secondary institutions (colleges, universities), makerspaces, and anywhere else it might be useful. We currently have an open dialogue with some professional blind woodworkers, and have enrolled in woodworking classes at non-profit facilities for the visually impaired. But we are looking to learn from anyone else who has first hand knowledge of teaching woodworking (or other kinds of making) to visually impaired students.If this sounds like you or you are interested, please see the details at this instructables link: https://www.instructables.com/id/Blind-Woodworkin...If you have more questions, feel free to pm me.The instructable provides an option to do the survey via phone, but if you want to jump right into the anonymous online survey, here is a link.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoRLx0lC...BestEric

Topic by 3164382  


Instructables PRO memberships GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone :)I have a bunch off PRO memberships and decided to make a giveaway :)To enter the giveaway you must to the following:1) Watch my last video in full ( will help to rank it ) - https://youtu.be/O9ev4U4-bsg2) Like the video3) Comment on it4) Share it with your friends and familyIf you did the above please leave a comment here stating that you did all of them and you would like to enter the giveaway ;)Let's see how many people are in a need of a PRO membership :)

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I Wrote an Instructable to Enter an Open Contest, but Can't....

I wrote this instructable to enter the plastics contest, published it, but now cannot tie it to the contest, due to close three days hence. What's with that? Do I have to delete my instructable and re-post it?

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Plastic Cannon??

Hi, I'm currently in Year 10 and we have been assigned to make a USB lamp. Now, I'm fine with the assignment only I cannot think of how to shape my idea realistically. I wanted to make a cannon shape, with a sphere like bottom before it curves into a thin neck. However, I don't know how to make the plastic bend into the sphere like shape. It's really difficult and I'll include a picture of my idea if it helps!

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Broken Ports or something else..

I recently purchased a 16 channel light-o-rama starter kit and bought another addon box off of facebook market, anyway once the one I got online got it here I set everything up and tested it before setting it up outside and everything worked great. So I unplugged the CAT 5 cable on the first controller and second controller and set everything up outside. Once doing so I plugged everything back up and then I realized my daisychain was not working and my computer was picking up only 1 controller, I soon found out that the 2 ports were loose and so I looked at the pins and they seem fine on both, Do you have any ideas what could be going on? The led's on both controllers are steady green which is good but the ports don't seem to be working anymore which is odd. If you can help that would be awesome, Thanks!

Question by MatthewD253  


how can i hack traffic cams? ?

 how can i hack traffic cams?

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Baking contest not enterable?

Hi everyone, the baking contest seems to be offline. I entered my instructable (more than once) but I didn't receive the email telling me that my entry was received. Since there is only one entry in the contest so far I am thinking I might not be the only one. Could you look into this please?Cheers

Question by knopfling  


Feature Requests: Instructables Editor

Insert TablesCan we have an easy way to insert tables in an Instructable? It's a really arduous task to use the HTML editor to display information in a tabular form.Some use cases for tables: Parts & Material List - includes Part specifications, type, quantity, link, etc Electronic Connections - E.g: If an Arduino is connected to a sensor. The Arduino pins are in one column while the sensor pins are in another column. Explaining Code Snippets (see attached image)Embed GitHub Repository Maintaining code is made easy with services like GitHub especially if you want to make updates or bug fixes. You may have come across an Instructable wherein the code no longer works since it was based on outdated libraries & dependencies. It also encourages users to collaborate thereby keeping the code updated. You can also store electronic schematics, 3D printing files, laser cutting files, etc. Code SnippetsI know its currently possible to highlight code within an Instructable. Example:digitalWrite(led,HIGH); In the above case, the entire line is a code snippet.But what if my intention was to explain the function 'digitalWrite()' and instead only want to highlight the word 'digitalWrite()'.This is how it will look in the current editor:If the pin is configured as an INPUT, digitalWrite() will enable (HIGH) or disable (LOW) the internal pullup on the input pin.Just my 2 Rupees.#Feedback

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Palm III and Palm VIIx uses? Answered

Got a really old Palm III and Palm VIIx. The Palm VIIx has wireless capability, but the network was shutdown in 2004. As far as I know it should be able to connect to wifi, but can't for some reason. Anyway, anyone have any ideas for these besides as paperweights? I would really like to use them for something. I can't really use them for data storage since I only have around 8MB of room, but I heard something about linux for them?? The IR function could be useful for something too I suppose. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!

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