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District 9???

Just wondering if anyone on Instructables has seen District 9 yet because I was thinking of seeing it but, I just want a few extra opinions on it.. Thanks in advance.

Topic by D.L.H.    |  last reply


tec-9 style knex gun

This is a forum about if i should post my tec-9 knex gun. its a block trigger(08 edition is true trigger), 10+ (08 edition is 25+)round clip, and its bolt action(08 edition has a recoil dampening spring)

Topic by darth acexxacer    |  last reply


Gmod 9 Online

I was thinking about doing an Instructable for how to play Gmod 9 online in servers. But since it might be a long one I figured I'd ask if anyone wanted it or not before I do. I probably will still make it but maybe not if nobody wants it. Does anyone? --Please, don't leave any comments saying how bad gmod 9 is. I do own gmod 10 but it just won't work on my computer so I settled for the next best thing until I get a new one.And this would also be for people who are in my same situation and want to play online.--

Topic by Rockerx    |  last reply


Pier 9 Tour

Take a tour through the Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco, the place that Instructables calls home. Is it Earth's most awesome collaborative workspace? We think so.

Topic by xxlauraxx    |  last reply


9 - Step Origami

NOTE: try guessing the final result before reaching the last step.

Topic by JoudA1  


Pier 9 in the Media

Video Tour Through the Pier 9 Workshop  TechCrunch - May 2014 Approachable Fabrication Fabrication and Forming Journal - May 2014 Anouk Wipprecht Creates Smart Textiles in SF 7x7 - May 2014 Most Amazing Office Spaces on the Planet Business Insider - April 2014 What Happens When you Turn Artists Loose on Autodesk's 3D Printers Fast Company - April 2014 Andreas Bastian Creates Incredible Bendable 3D Printed Mesostructured Material 3DPrint.com - April 2014 Dutch artist Wipprecht to speak at Codame Art+Tech event SF Chronicle - April 2014 Carl Bass in the Pier 9 Workshop Discovery Channel - March 2014 Autodesk Pier 9 Design and Motion - March 2014 AutoCAD 2015 Blogger Day CAD Setter Out - March 2014 Inside Autodesk's 3D Printing and Creativity Workshop on Pier 9 Curbed SF - March 2014 Creating Joy in Technology CCA News - October 2013 Ribbon Cutting at Pier 9 GigaOm - September 2013

Topic by jsass    |  last reply


fedora linux 9

The red hat linux distribution fedora just came out with version 9!! its code name is sulphur.click here for the details of the new releasei cant wait to get a copy, seeing as i cant seem to find my fedora 8 cd-romfor those of you in canada who want linux, go hereim pretty sure a quick google search will give good sources if your in the states

Topic by tech-king    |  last reply


Remembering 9/11

Hi everyone. This, the eve of 9/11, the 6 year anniversary of the terrible incidents that occurred on that September morning. I just want to make sure that the victims are never forgotten, and I take this moment to remember the fallen, and those firefighters, police officers, EMT, who all risked their lives to save those trapped. Thanks for taking the time to remember, and I hope some point tomorrow you share a moment of silence with the world to remember. *silence*

Topic by Brennn10    |  last reply


Mega Man 9 - Going Classic

Mega Man 9 is back! A classic nintendo game is back on the wii. This great game has been going through some rough times with newer versions going 3D and ruining the game play. What ever happened to side scrolling video games? These platform games may be something that many people haven't seen in years, but it's hard to deny their appeal with The original Mario leading the way in game sales with over 40 million sold. If you haven't seen it yet check out this trailer for this awesome game yet, here it is: `-fan tattoo via: mega tattoo

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NEW knex SPEC-9 sniper rifle- NOW RELEASED!!!!

IT IS POSTED! https://www.instructables.com/id/Radioactives_knex_SPEC_9_sniper_rifle/https://www.instructables.com/community/SR_v2_update/Here is a new gun that i will post (if you say u want it) AND keep. it is a big upgrade to the SPEC-9 pistol in range and decency. this will be posted both here and on knex innovationfull credit goes to oompa-loompa for the ammopartial credit goes to killerk for the bipodPROS-Better range than all my other guns combined (the house is not big enough to determine the range)-a slingshot-a great alternative to the SR-V1 for the piece-deprived-has modes for power or accuracy-uses a special barrel that has friction only where it's needed (this is achieved by putting the barrel upside-down except for the two parts closest to the trigger)-great range-to-parts ratio-new bipod can pivot around-rubberband does not fly off the gunCONS-terrible range compared to other slingshots (but the rubberband WAS stretched to the maximum)-bipod does not fold up-edit: now it does-the barrel has a weak point EDIT- PROBLEM SOLVEDshould i post?

Topic by DJ Radio    |  last reply


Illuminating Experience

Thanks to Andy-b and Joe for the 12 volt light ideas. I wanted to illuminate dug bottle shards embedded in home-made cigar box guitars. They have given me the means. Companies are selling similar lights for $29.95. Crazy!

Topic by trampart  


Head to Head Challenge: 9

Behold, my second attempt at an instructables contest! This is the second installment of the Head to Head challenges, my first one kind of petered out after one winner. :PThe rules are simple: volunteer members will be asked to create an Instructable based on the movie or the short film 9. Whoever creates the better Instructable (higher quality, cooler, featured, most voted for, etc) will win the patch seen below. This time around, there is no deadline (but try to keep it within a month), and you can compete with up to four different people at the same time. Just remember, only one of you will win. I will allow up to four separate competitions, same as the last challenge.Have fun, hope this isn't too confusing!http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472033/ _x_VS._x_ (VS. _x_VS._x_ )_x_VS._x_ (VS. _x_VS._x_ )_x_VS._x_ (VS. _x_VS._x_ ) _x_VS._x_ (VS. _x_VS._x_ )

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll    |  last reply


Ahh.... Mountain Dew and Breaking Benjamin at 9:56 in the morning

So, I am so comfortable right now. I'm drinking Mountain Dew and listening to Breaking Benjamin at 9:57 in the morning. It's very relaxing. What makes you feel awesome? It can be a mix of 2 things or just one thing.

Topic by Flumpkins    |  last reply


Power Supply

With this circuit, does it matter how many amps the input is rated at? The output is supposed to be 2 amps at 9 volts

Topic by TheLostAmish    |  last reply


What should I coat the bottom of an Altoids tin with to prevent a short for an electronics project? Answered

I'm about to assemble a DB-9 to USB controller converter so I can play a few old Sega Genesis games again with my Genesis controller. I've decided that I want to try housing it in an Altoids tin, but I'm worried about creating a short.

Question by Xial    |  last reply


The FX-9 series has come to an end.

As you may or may not know. I have been working on a series of guns called FX-9 since January of 09. I have recently decided that I have made all the guns I can under that name. Don't get me wrong I'll still be making guns just not under the name FX-9.Here are all of the guns in the series:https://www.instructables.com/id/FX_9_Sniper_Rifle/https://www.instructables.com/id/FX_9_Crossbow/https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-FX-9-Pistol-V12/https://www.instructables.com/id/FX-9-TAW-or-Tactical-Assault-Weapon/https://www.instructables.com/id/FX-9-Crossbow-V25/https://www.instructables.com/id/FX-9-Beast-Pistol/So now that I'm done with the FX-9 series I will be working on a series called the Thunderbolt series. This series of guns will be meant for war only. So keep an eye out for the Thunderbolt series.Thanks for readingKiller~SafeCracker

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker    |  last reply


nichrome wire

I got some nichrome wire off eBay, and it works great but when I connected it to a 9 volt battery it barley got hot, then I attached it to 4 x AA batteries and it got red hot. why is this? I don't understand because the 9 volt gives out 9 volts(duh) , but the 4x AA batteries only gives out 6 volts.

Topic by Jordo    |  last reply


Suitable motor for generator? Answered

I have salvaged a Dewalt 9.6v drill motor and I'm planning on turning it into a generator, and I was wondering if there would be anything inside the motor from inhibiting me from of doing that.

Question by RelientOwl    |  last reply


I just recently got a iMac from my little cousin and he made two admin accounts but forgot the password to both of them?

I need to find a way to get into them/ reset password/anything to use the computer. Oh and it's running OS9?

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I just put this up on the Mythbuster's site......

I just posted the following over there, so hopefully a method can be devised to test this safely: (1999) A US Navy safety publication describes injuries incurred while doing don'ts. One page described the fate of a sailor playing with a multimeter in an unauthorized manner. He was curious about the resistance level of the human body. He had a Simpson 260 multimeter, a small unit powered by a 9-volt battery. That may not seem powerful enough to be dangerous… but it can be deadly in the wrong hands. The sailor took a probe in each hand to measure his bodily resistance from thumb to thumb. But the probes had sharp tips, and in his excitement he pressed his thumbs hard enough against the probes to break the skin. Once the salty conducting fluid known as blood was available, the current from the multimeter traveled right across the sailor's heart, disrupting the electrical regulation of his heartbeat. He died before he could record his Ohms.

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Help...Fedora 9 Question.

Okay. So.I dunno, guys. I keep hearing "Linux this, Linux that", but I really don't know. It's not working for me so far. And I've been at it since March.Recently, I made a LiveUSB of Fedora 9 (I'm not allowed to install Linux to HDD until I buy my own PC). I experienced problems with the LiveUSB; mainly, the "persistent overlay" was not being recognized. After more than several attempts, I got it to work.Now I'm trying to install AWN. I opened up Terminal, typed in su, and then typed in this:yum install avant-window-navigatorand it installed. It didn't say anything about errors or anything. So I went to Applications > Accessories and sure enough, there it was. I clicked it. I saw a window flash at the top left of my screen, and then nothing. Three more tries. Same reaction each time. Now the way I understand it, I need Compiz in order for AWN to work. I though Fedora 9 had Compiz. Do I need to enable a setting or something?Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Topic by Labot2001    |  last reply


.9 Repeating Equals 1?

HI! I am wondering if .999...=1? I mean if 1/3=.333 and 1/3+1/3+1/3=3/3 and 3/3=1. So wouldn't .333...+.333...+.333...=1? But it actually equals .999... not 1. I googled this question and I got many different answers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For example...(someone wrote): I'm not really into math, but a friend brought something up to me today that really seemed very strange. (For the duration of this post, .999 will mean .9 repeating unless otherwise specified- just for the sake of ease) .999=x 10x=9.999 10x - x = 9x 9x=9 1x=1. .999 = 1. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Someone else wrote: Numbers are fake. They are a manifestation of our minds to describe something, similar to words. Just because we say "red" doesn't mean something is red. what is red? Languages and math are very similar. Math is universal...at least for our planet though. .999~ does not = 1. But what .999~ repeating represents, does in fact equal what 1 represents. No-one will ever be able to comprehend infinity, os its time to stop trying. Think of space and the universe. IT IS GROWING. how can it continue to grow with no stop? what is there to contain it? WE need something to contain it in order for us to understand it. We need a stopping point, but there is none. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So who is correct? Do you agree that .999...=1? Or .999... does not equal 1?

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Exploding 9-volt Batteries?

I have always wondered if 2 9-volt batteries connected pos. to neg. and neg. to pos. will it explode? Look at the picture if you need help understanding what I mean.

Topic by Thelonelysandwitch    |  last reply


my knex fmg-9

Ok i have just recently made a knex fmg-9 now i want everybody's opinion should i post instructions for it or not.

Topic by chevy62    |  last reply


FX-9 Monster Pistol

Every one check out this slideshow. It's a huge pistol with a removable mag that can be preloaded. Tell me what you think.https://www.instructables.com/id/FX-9-Beast-Pistol/?comments=all#CMDJUD6FXA2TYCAKiller~SafeCracker

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker    |  last reply


Ribbon Cutting at Pier 9

Yesterday (Thursday September 12th) was the official ribbon cutting at Pier 9.  There were many people in attendance including Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. In Instructables' tradition of being nontraditional, the ribbon was made of metal and cut by Carl with a grinder. Tours were given after the official cutting to those who haven't yet experienced the awesomeness of our workshop! Read some more in the article on San Francisco Business Times.

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick    |  last reply


FX-9 Sniper Rifle

Here it is, The one the only FX-9 Sniper rifle!!!This is the first of five in the FX-9 series. This has been my secret project for the last 2 1/2 months. Here are the pros and cons: Pros: Range 70-80 feet weighs 5 1/2 Pounds sturdy reliable new trigger design 11 layer design cons: uses a lot of pieces no mag bad bipod but if I post I will make a different one Now that you know about it tell me what you think. Should I post it?

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker    |  last reply


CorelDraw 9 Error message? Answered

I'm working with CorelDraw 9. I've been working on something for two months, it is 987Kb. Just when I was finishing the project, the file became corrupt. It upens up to 40% and then I receive the message "Error Reading myfile.cdr file". I tried importing it to a new cdr, it gets 74% done and then gives me the error message. When I click on accept, I receive an error message that says that it cannot import an empty document. I can see it in the preview box, though. I need a Corel programmer that could maybe open the file code and repair the problem. Can you help me?

Question by sansegundo    |  last reply


Pier 9 is Disneyland for Makers

The amount of resources this place has is impossible to describe. If you really want to learn all the equipment at Pier 9 it will probably take you 2 years to fully know how every machine works. People here love making things and it felt like home. For me making is not only the transformation of the object into the final piece but it's a transformation in me, how my emotions change as I build. I never felt more connected to my work as in Pier 9. It's been a few months since I finished my residency and to be honest every week I think of quitting my job and going back. It has been one of my most memorable experiences in the past couple of years and if you are thinking of applying, stop thinking and APPLY! (3 good friends: John, Xander and Wei are now AiR after I shared my experience with them) I applied to be an AiR because I had a bunch of personal projects I wanted to make and had been really busy working at SRI designing really amazing robots to "save the world". Most of the projects I was working back at that time were kind of long and most of them involved DARPA funding (confidential- can't talk about). In contrast, I wanted to make shorter projects, just for fun. Pier 9 seemed like a perfect place. It is located over the water, you will be literally cutting wood on the table saw with the most amazing view of downtown SF. I live in Menlo Park so I would take the Caltrain and get of at King St. Then I would bike for 10 minutes along the Embarcadero. At night, I would bike facing the Bay Bridge Lights. Overall beautiful commute. When I joined in November 2013, things were still being organized at the Pier. For example, making a reservation for a class was super easy and intuitive. a few months after that there was a more complicated process and it felt the classes were always full. The AiR lounge/office had white walls and no furniture so I decided to make a few projects to make our space a little nicer. I also made the AiR wallet to keep the credit card safe (we used to have a big clamp to store our credit card). One final addition, was the AiR roster that I pulled together to know all of the other AiR and have their contact info. One of my objectives at the Pier was learning to do CNC. I started working with the ShopBot and learned to do 2.5 CNC fairly quickly. I enjoyed making CNC furniture for the Pier. I hope the Piggy Coffee table is still in the AiR lounge. After that I continued working with CNC and made a clock and a sunglass case. I wished the DMS 5 axis was running before I left the Pier so I could make my lounge chair from a tree trunk. I do want to say sorry for all of the router bits I broke, all of the toxic materials I used and any other unethical things I've done! I will miss Pier 9 but I what I will miss the most is the people. There were about 10-15 Artists in Residence at any given time. That meant that every week or two, a new talented artist was joining and another one was saying goodbye. The best part was that we all shared our work and got great comments and feedback from the rest of the group. The amount of creativity and diversity was unbelievable. I have to make a special mention to my shop teacher and friend Sean. He has been a great companionnon several all nighters at the Pier. We would be doing some crazy amount of work in the evening and going to bed around 7 am. I would go and sleep for a long while but he always had to come back to the Pier and teach a class. Sean was responsible for teaching me some tricks on a couple of machines so thanks to him my time was more effective. Another thing I will miss is going to the woodshop and see Sam working on the next modification to the shop. He was always with a friendly smile giving us advice while he was finishing his project. I also would like to thank Taylor Stein and Arthur Harsuvanakit. Both work at Autodesk and they have tought me and a bunch of AiR how to use some of the Autodesk software. Last, another thanks to Randy Sarafan, he also was another late night worker and companion. Thanks again to Noah and Vanessa for making my dreams come true. Alejandro (alepalan)

Topic by alepalan  


To Pier 9, Thanks for Everything !

Tl;dr : 1. people are the greatest resource at the pier 2. sometimes it’s hard to work due to too much awesomeness Seriously. Me and my collaborator, Radamés Ajna, had a couple of projects we wanted to do in the spring/summer of 2014, and while looking for some shop space in Oakland, someone recommended we check out the AiR program. We applied. We thought that if we got accepted Autodesk would give us a desk, some nice hand tools, and access to their software. And that would’ve been great. Coming from Brazil, where it feels like we solve everything using hot glue, zip ties and duct tape, that would have been more than enough. Weren’t we surprised when we visited the shop. . . Holy crap, everything is here. Some of the machines are bigger than my apartment, and there’s even a swimming pool ! I’m pretty sure everyone has written about all the great machines, because, yeah, they are great, but to me, the most important aspect of being an AiR at the pier was the people. The shop staff who not only teach you how to use the machines, but also have enough collective experience to help you solve any kind of material/machining/construction problem. Want to vacuum form foam? No problem. Want to glue glass to cement? Someone has done it before. Want to weld titanium? Easy. Having access to the tools is good, but having people that know how to use them is even more awesomenest. The same is true for the CAD people who help you set up and use all kinds of modeling and design software. Not only that, but they get excited when you use their software. Not having had a lot of experience with 3D modeling prior to my residency, it was a great opportunity to learn it using Fusion 360. Another very special group of people were the other AiRs. The ones that came in with us (Anouk, Alex, U-Ram, Adrien, Paolo, Scott, Mikaela) and the ones that were already there when we  arrived (Andy, Aaron, Rima, Andreas, Ben). What a diverse crowd. It was great to get to know everybody, and also to be able to share experiences and expertise. I don’t even know how many times Paolo and Andy saved me from searching for “metal thing with a hole” or “thing with a thing inside” on google, because they knew exactly what I was looking for. Invaluable! Sometimes it’s a bit tricky to explain your project and get everyone excited about it, because everyone has such a diverse background and set of interests, but learning how to talk about our projects from different perspectives was a challenge that I enjoyed. And, last but not least, the IRL Instructables community; another very diverse, active and enthusiastic group of people at the pier. I don’t know how they do it, but it seems like they are always happy, and making cookies. The sum of all of these people is something awesome. There’s always something interesting going on at the Pier (even at night and on the weekends), which sometimes can be a bit distracting, but also motivating. I will sorely surely miss them all.

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Reflections on Pier 9 Residency

My residency on the Pier lasted from January through June 2014, a total of six incredibly busy months, during which time I built a 3D printer with an un-bounded build volume and a low cost metal laser sintering 3D printer. It took nearly three months to learn to handle the overwhelming potential of each new day on the Pier. The Pier is such a focal point of creative energy and flux-- every day the Pier hosts thought leaders in design, fabrication, art, and engineering. I've never seen such a critical density of talent. In the residency program, I had the unique opportunity to collaborate with fashion designers, furniture makers, illustrators, and other engineers with a freedom and agility that I've never seen anywhere else. In one of many sudden collaborations, Anouk Wipprecht returned from a trip to LA and showed me an SLS 3D printed tentacle that she was considering using in a dress she was designing. I began thinking about FDM-printable compliant mechanisms and designed a tentacle more compatible with the fabrication process. Mikaela Holmes then saw the tentacles that I was printing and based on her input, I ran a couple more iterations. She then showed Paolo Salvagione these more developed designs, who in turn took it even further by adding servo-actuation to automate the piece's motion. Mikaela then iterated on the concept for several weeks, and settled on a multimaterial Objet fabrication process to make her amazing blossoming headdress. This kind of interaction could only have happened in the residency program. The other striking thing about the Pier is the learning infrastructure that surrounds each machine and process. Residents can get trained up on a machine under the instruction of the shop staff who have put together amazing documentation surrounding each machine (just see Dan Vidokavich's Haas VF-2SS video series). Tools, it turns out, aren't very useful unless you know how to use them and the Pier is full of extremely knowledgeable folks who always teaching through even the smallest actions. It's a very positive and healthy culture of always giving each other a hand. I have also never encountered so much support for realizing such personal projects. Noah Weinstein and Vanessa Sigurdson made sure no obstacle was insurmountable. When I needed to move my 3D metal printer prototype briefly off the Pier, Noah immediately located additional space and helped me move my prototype that weekend. Julia Cabral, Autodesk's environmental health and safety officer was also an amazing resource and advisor to my metal printer project, which involved high voltage, high powered lasers, explosive materials, and pressurized gases. Not only did Julia do tons of research to advise on proper sealing, venting, material selection, and gas sensing techniques, she also helped me draw up all the associated safety protocols for operating the prototype machine. I'd recommend the residency program to artists, designers, and engineers alike. The human and fabrication resources tare unparalleled and reside in a spectacular culture based on respect, openness, and mutual support.

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How many LEDs can a 9 volt battery power in parallel?

Basically what the title says 

Question by Zem    |  last reply



RGB Led Matrix

Sorry! I am looking on how to make a RGB Led matrix. I have found a lot of them but any of them was a RGB, so the idea is this I need to make a 6x9 RGB Led matrix and make the dots flash in different colors. I know the principle of the led matrix but not of a RGB one. So can you lend me a hand? or a sketch as possible? Thanks for reading. P.S.: Sorry for the bad english I speak spanish lol

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Solar charger in altoids tin for 9v??

Well, if you have seen the altoids solar battery charger, and the altoids 9v usb charger, then you must have thought, "why not put em together???". Now, Im not electronics buff, but I'd be willing to bet that since the 9v charger instructable is so small, that it could be incorperated with the solar panel kit. Now, my question is, would i have to do anything ridiculous to convert the solar charger (which is ment to charge 2 AA batterys) into a 9v usb charger w/solar panel while still being inside an altoids tin. PS: I still don't know why I have this wierd fascination with altoids tin DIYs, but I do...

Topic by altoidsrox  


Making a set of iPod speakers from computer speakers.

I have a set of stereo computer speakers that run off a 9v power supply, I'd like to replace this power supply with a bank of 8 1.2v cells (9.6v) that I could recharge with the original (9v 94mA) power supply. First of all, would I need to regulate the voltage down to 9v, or will 9.6v be fine on a simple amplifier circuit? Secondly, would I need any circuitry to allow the 9v supply to charge 9.6v worth of cells? Would some kind of auto cutoff circuitry be necessary to prevent overcharging of the cells, or would common sense by not leaving it charging for long periods suffice?

Topic by Pir8 Pablo  


I need 9V DC what happens if I USB it?

I'm making a compact speaker enclosure that will fit in a laptop bag I've got everything together and looking sweet. making this because my ACER laptop has crappy sound and I want to be able to hear things on it when I travel. I have sick speakers at home but there very not portable. problem right now is power is supplied by a 9V DC adapter I really hav no mre room to make any other type of circuit or battery pack........its pretty tight. what happens if I just cut the adapter and put a USB end on it? I realize it will only provide 5 Volts but will it work?......... maybe just reduced power? will any damage result? I know only a little about voltage and most of my electrical experience is through trial and error. (not recomended, I've zapped myself more then a couple of times) Ideas?

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Converting computer speakers into portable, rechargable iPod speakers?

I have a set of stereo computer speakers that run off a 9v power supply, I'd like to replace this power supply with a bank of 8 1.2v cells (9.6v) that I could recharge with the original (9v 94mA) power supply. First of all, would I need to regulate the voltage down to 9v, or will 9.6v be fine on a simple amplifier circuit? Secondly, would I need any circuitry to allow the 9v supply to charge 9.6v worth of cells? Would some kind of auto cutoff circuitry be necessary to prevent overcharging of the cells, or would common sense by not leaving it charging for long periods suffice? Thanks, Pir8 Pablo.

Question by Pir8 Pablo    |  last reply


Harbor Freight 9 LED polarity.

Https://www.instructables.com/id/Harbor-Freight-Led-Flashlight-----of-DEATH!!/I want to use that flashlight, and mod it to a different colour led but I need to know if the pbc board has polarity.

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Paper Airplane Contest 9 (Closed)

Because speed appears to a popular theme among origami aircraft designers, I have decided to direct this new paper airplane contest--(PAC9) in their direction, in hopes of seeing even more innovative instructables from them. For this contest, the specifications are for a fast, long range paper airplane. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Ability to: (A) fly at least 50 feet; and ( B ) fly at a speed of 20 feet per second (~6 meters per second) • Durability to fly at least 20 flights • Use of less than 3 inches (0.0762) of tape in construction • Use of 1 piece or less of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction • Other permitted materials are a large paper clip and up to 3 staples • Aircraft must be named 2. Instructable Requirements: • 1 page (not the intro page) strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable’s license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 9.” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. Each patch will feature its respective aircraft, rather than medals. The first place winner will also receive a 1 Year Instructables.com Pro membership if his/her plane meets or exceeds all specifications. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of prizes wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. In the event of multiple winning entries, the higher ranking entry will be named. How to Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My PAC9 Paper Airplane [Your Member Name Here]” with your instructable’s URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Entries". Judging: I will judge all the planes myself based on their abilities. I have decided to test this way because I believe judging on performance and suitability, rather than shape, is a more objective approach. The launch height of all test flights is 5 feet above ground level. The contest begins Thursday, September 29, 2011 and ends Friday, October 28, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, October 28, 2011. From October 28 to November 1, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, November 2, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, November 3, 2011. Entries:

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TechCrunch takes a Tour of Pier 9

Techcrunch takes a tour through Pier 9. Check out the video!

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick  


Chaser Layout 9 LED channels

Hello , Am asking for a layout for 6V ultra bright Chaser 9 LED channels Layout i saw one but its quite clear 

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Artists in Residence Exhibition at Pier 9

The annual Autodesk Artists in Residence Exhibition was held at Pier 9 in San Francisco from January 22-24, 2015. Check out some of the projects and learn more about the Artists in Residence (AiR) program here. (To see all AiR Instructables, follow the Artist in Residence group.) "Best art opening ever!" Some snaps from the evening: Photos by Brad Avery, Charlie Nordstrom, and Sherry Wong.

Topic by xxlauraxx  


Build Day at Pier 9 - 9.27.13

It is the last Friday of the month again and you know what that means...Build Day!!! It is another crazy kitchen day at Pier 9 while everyone runs around making their own delicious dish!  Check back to see what tasty dishes they have cooked up today! Projects in the works! Tote Bags Curly Fries Pasta Curry What are you guys making today?

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick  


FX-9 Pistol V1.2 Review

Ahh here it goes! Alright , this is my review for the FX-9 Pistol V1.2 made my Killer~SafeCracker. It is a 9 round sidearm with decent strength. it is 5 layers thick. It shoots gray connectors. Now lets go down to the pros and cons:  Pros:            9 round magazine            True trigger            Internal Ram Guide            Comfy            Nice, Easy Ram Pull-back            Reliable            Strong Cons:         15 ft Range With One Band         Jams Occasionally          Not To Easy To Find A Place To Attach The Mag Band To         Somewhat Awkward Trigger Pull Alright now we will do the scoring:                                     Strength: 8/10              Range:6/10              Durability:10/10              Capacity:10/10              Trigger:7/10              Comfort:10/10              Accuracy:8/10              ROF: 10/10              Looks:10/10              Inovation: 8/10 Total:87/100 Great gun K~SC!  

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Samsung series 9 keys not responding? Answered

I own a samsung series 9 ultrabook and a few days ago some of the keys on the keyboard stopped working.  Almost all of the function keys wont work and several letter keys, as well as backspace, escape, and enter.  I have no idea why this is happening.  The only inkling i might have is that microsoft intelipoint may have installed a weird keyboard driver on my laptop and now it's messed up but i was never notified of a driver update.  I have used a wireless keyboard for the computer for a while now so i don't think it has anything to do with a driver from that.  anyone help please? samsung series 9 3d gen intel core model 900x windows 7 64-bit thanks for your time :)?

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converting 9 volts to 6 volts? Answered

I have a small r/c tank that is 6 volts  .the problem with it is it is made to take CR123A 3 volt camera batteries  .which run about 5-7 dollars each  .i could by rechargeable ones for 50 but i thought it would be easier and more cost effective to convert it to run on a nine volt rather then four AA or AAA  .not just do to the cost but also because the space limitations i know how to solder and built circuits if i have a schematic provided .so could anyone provide me with a small circuit schematic or is it just in need or putting a resistor in between the terminals?

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Running Garry's Mod 9 with TF2?

I just got TF2, and I wanted a copy of Garry's Mod to go with it. However, I was too lazy to pay for it, so I got the free version of it. However, it said that I SPECIFICALLY needed HL2, HL2 Deathmatch, And CS:S. I've restarted Steam, but it doesn't appear on my Games list. Do I really need those games mentioned before, or will any Source game do? Thanks.

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Instructables Build Night! 9/22

I am thrilled to announce that Instructables Build Nights have returned with a vengeance. And our amazing new friends at The reMake Lounge are going to help host them and a host of upcoming Instructables workshops.We invite one and all to come and bring whatever it is you are working on or would like to swap. If you're not working on anything there will be a YUDU (silkscreen machine) there for people to experiment with and a host of materials and tools like soldering irons and craft supplies. I will also be bringing an Arduino to play around with and would happily give anyone a crash course on how to use one for the upcoming Arduino Contest.Meet and mingle with local makers. Learn, share, explore and have fun! It will be just like the internet, but in real life! Festivities start at 5:30. The Remake Lounge is located atCrocker Galleria 50 Post St. Suite 9San Francisco, CA 94104 (Ground level near Sutter St. Entrance!)We look forward to seeing you!

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Question about converting a 9v Battery Gadget to AA's.

Hi. I have a Boss DS-2 distortion pedal, but my problem is, it drains the 9 volt batteries like a semi-trailer. So I basically wanted to convert it to AA batteries. Technically speaking, I'll need 6 AA's to make 9volts, but 9 volt batteries have a different current don't they, or will that not matter in this application. I'd also like to insert an on/off switch because it drives me crazy that the only way to remove it, is by pulling out the 'input' cord (guitar to pedal). Please respond if you know the answer.

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