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how do i figure this out?

I have a wall transformer and i dont know which one positive and which ones negative. there both in black wires and it doesn't say. how would i figure out which one which?

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change language

I have Japanese mac computer. second life is run under the Japanese language. how can i change the language in second life?

Question by addharmawansa    |  last reply


Achiev'ibles - Fixed

Just a quick forum topic to say that no patches will be automatically assigned for the next week or so. The site update changed some of Instructable's source code, my Perl scripts rely on that to find certain bits of information. As a result, I won't be handing out patches until I find time to fix it. That's all :) UPDATE: Canucksgirl's helped me find a fix/workaround. Yay! It should run again soon and we'll see if it worked. UPDATE 2: Yup, it worked. Patches were sent out again.

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inpout32.dll is missing?

Inpout32.dll is missing?

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How to convert 9 V dc to 1.5 V dc?

Question by rdolor    |  last reply




Were you THIS excited this Christmas???

My burning question, is were you THIS excited this Christmas? Check out how mad this kid went when he realised what he got for Christmas.... http://gizmodo.com/5434293/goodbye-n64-kid-hello-xbox-360-kid

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How to cancel subscription??

I no longer wish to be part of instructables I find it does not suit me nor are any of my grandsons interested in them,so absolutely no use to me.

Question by CharlesO57    |  last reply


hey all!

Just found thegroup - and joined up. i figured scince im a member now i would share - jut made a mod for the Orichalchos Duel Disk that was released sometime back and would love for you guys to check it out and let me know what you think _

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A neon with an a/c that just doesn't work, Now what can this girl do to fix?

I have a 05' dodge neon with an a/c that just doesn't work. I bought on of those R-134a kits and checked the PSi like the instructions say to and low and behold the gauge is reading 200 PSi. Now what can this girl do to fix the problem...any helpful tips?

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Tall irrigated hedge to pre-cool A/C condenser? Answered

I am thinking about planting a hedge around our air conditioner condenser to increase its efficiency. This would serve as shade for the condenser and as a means to inject water to keep the plant cooling the air as it evaporates the water. When rainwater is available, an aquarium pump could "irrigate" the hedge. When not available, a switch could control a valve for a high-pressure drip irrigation system. Both could be controlled by the compressor circuit. Keep the hedge trimmed about 6 feet tall and with just enough space around the condenser for a workman to easily maintain the unit (at least 3 feet from the condenser). The hedge would have to be drought resistant and one that does not shed leaves or debris. Any thoughts about this?

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How much should the capacitors capacitance be for my race track, car project? Answered

Hi im doing a project for my brother for christmas. Its a Drag race track thing, I have it all planned. Buuuuuuut for the cars I am using a capacitor, and a motor rated for around 6volts. WHAT should the capacitor's capacitance be?  A high capacitance or a low one?  I have a charging spot on the track to charge the capacitor, and then the energy stored in the capacitor powers the motor for long enough time to make it to the end.(Which is only 3 feet). Note:I found a small car that does just that but the motor doesnt work and the capacitor doesnt show the capacitance on it and I used my multimeter but it said DisC. I will post a picture of it later if it even helps. :(   

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area 51

Can anyone prove or disprove that this is actually area 51? at some time pres. clinton gave that branch permission to deny it's existence. you used to be able to see it from a hill or something, but they fenced it off and may have cameras there here's the link to the image: http://tinypic.com/k9zvaw.jpg, if that doesn't show up just go to google images and search for "arial view of area 51"

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What type of light do I need to help with S.A.D.? Answered

I was wondering what type of light source could I use for S.A.D.. Compact fluorecent, LEDs , and which colour? Is there a specific wavelength?

Question by ChrysN    |  last reply


Where can I find an old/new working neon sign transformer for free? Answered

I really need a neon sign transformer for a project im doing. where can I find one? free or under $10. need help.

Question by Mudbud    |  last reply


what is the best size pump for a homemade A/C?

I'm making a homemade A/C for a 4 H project and wanted to know the best size pump for it

Question by apickens16    |  last reply


A question - Can we post ideas than builds/crafts?

I was thinking about doing instructables on knowledge on survival in the wilderness. But I'm just wondering if it's acceptable here. It seems that most of the instructions I've seen are crafts or builds. Just a friendly question; if not; then I will find a way to make it craft-ish

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How much voltage does a 30kv fly back transformer need to put out 30kv? Answered

How much should the input voltage be for it? Cause I heard that 120AC can destroy it. I need to know. thanks

Question by Mudbud    |  last reply


HOW TO MAKE A MODEL OF A BONE? Answered

A SKELETAL MUSCLE BONE

Question by MALAS    |  last reply


can I open up a flyback transformer? Answered

I have an old broken flyback and I dont want to throw it out yet because there are some goodies inside it. Well I got down to buisness and started cuting the plastic shell, But after taking half of the black plastic off I found outthat It was filled with some type of hard whitesh -yellow cast. I dont know how to take that off. does any one know how to or should I just trash it?

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Respected All, I need a Job. This is Kunal Khurana. I have done MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist)... Answered

Respected All, I need a Job. This is Kunal Khurana. I have done MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) & i have Sufficient knowledge about Networking & Hardware. m Pursuing in B.A. 3rd Year & also pursuing in RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) & CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Administrator) . i have two years experience as a computer operator. plz do something if u can... Thank You. With Regds Kunal Khurana

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Its Voting Day, Do YOU Know What Rank Your -Ible is In?

Yes, its that time of contest season,The birds are singing, robots rebooting, and excellence is in the air.This is just a reminder to do your duty as a community member, and hopefully a spot in:THE BOOK

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I want to make a floor drum in my garage, how would one go about doing that?

I'd like to make a drum with decent acoustics out of wood, leather and other assorted "genuine" drum materials.

Question by Monkey-Azura    |  last reply


How much tape do you guys have?

Dunkis got me thinking "Hey, I wonder how much tape I have in my house?", so I got it all together. Now I'm wondering "How much do you have?". So, let's see it! Oh, forgot to mention it, but this is just from at my mom's house. I have like half more over at my dad's.

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Well, I think its safe to say.....

That chooseausername is dead. On ibles at least. His last posted comment was october 30, 2008, and he has done nothing since. He was a noble friend and all around cool guy (in a weird way). I like to congratulate him on how much he protected his privacy too. we only know he lives in Europe. we hope you come back, or if not, have a nice life. - DJ radio.

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Three Peaks?

Hi People,We're due to tackle this event http://threepeakschallenge2008.blogspot.com starting on 5 July.Everytime someone looks at our web page, their server location is plotted on our web page world map.It would be great to have hits from right around the World.Thanks everyone.Jon

Topic by jonpum3  


Link

Can I link my online shop in some of mine instructables? Or it is against the policies? Thanks anybody for answering.

Topic by marcellahella    |  last reply


HELP ME FIND A BOOK PLEASE

Ok so i was asked to find a book for someone but i have no clue to where to start looking since all the information i have is what the cover looks like and a little bit of the beginning.Anyway the book cover picture of a girl with brown braids looking down and in the background is like a forest and the beginning of the book is suppose to be about a girl riding a wagon with her father to town or something. And the genre of the book is fantasy or fiction. If anyone knows this book or can find it i will give them 50 cookies

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Failure to see posted comment?

I signed in and posted a comment to an Instructable but nothing happens when I click on the Post button.  Am I missing something to do?

Question by CurtR    |  last reply


Is it possible to adapt a domestic Aircon unit to feed five dog kennels,

I have been asked to supply cool air to five kennels, adobe built, in a row.  I am proposing to Build a funnel box around the inside unit to feed air through pipping (drainage/plumbing) to the individual units.The engineer/salesman has told me it is immpossible to do this and a much larger/expensive system will be required.  Would any one care to comment on this ? I was planning to fit a small fan at the far end of the tubing to aid in the flow of air and take back pressure off the unit.  As with most of the instructables I have seen here, I know this is not the "correct" way of doing the job, more of a hack but at the moment I have more time than money

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2 questions...? Answered

1: What the hell is this Pro membership all about? I'm considering it... 2: What's a Patch? I haven't been on for a while, so I feel like a discombobulated old fart right now.

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i need to send a good virus to a corrupt public lawyer

Can anyone help me send a virus to a corrupt public lawyer,thanks for any help!!!!

Topic by matt1breeze    |  last reply


I have a idea for a movie

You know how people are remaking movies that had come out a long time ago? Maybe some one has thought about this one..."One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest." Originally played by Jack Nicholson...perhaps he can do a cameo, but I was thinking of John Malchovich as the main character. What do you think?

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how to find a room for rent in the bay area.?

How do I find a good room to rent, I have looked for a month and the ones I have found are to strange to me I just want a room in the san jose ca area to rent for at lest two years how do I do this. I can pay 400-500 a month and pefer a lease and very little cleaning deposit.

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My seal a meal won't stay sealed

I'm having issues with my seal a meal. Most of the time it will seal it just fine but other times it will look sealed but after it sits for a little bit it lets air in. Does anybody have any idea what the problem would be or have you had this issue? I'm really hoping it can be fixed and I don't have to buy a new unit.

Question by Letsfixit16    |  last reply


running a marathon with a camcorder-How to??

Can i mount a camcorder on my shoulder with straps (or duct tape)  and run 26.2 miles through beautiful mountain ranges.  Hands must be free. Any suggestions?!

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rustoleum on cars

Come on people!! We have "PROS" saying it cant be done to 1st timers with excellent results. i've painted cars with spray cans (not recommended) of course I used Walmart cheepo paint, Tractor paint (had JD green, IH yellow, FORD white and mixed every thing together and sprayed it on my Toyota pu. mint green, lasted 5 years till I got tired of it. Then used Western paint Porsche red on same truck weathered badly after 2 years. Now I am going to paint my 93 Dakota with Rustoleum flat black and then get the grandkids to help camo it  with spray bombs,brushes, whatever. Just remember lifes short, HAVE FUN

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How to convert human voice into a digital signal?

Can anyone give me an idea how can I convert human voice to a digital on?  I want to detect some ambient human voice, the content didn't matter. Just hitting that frequency range or it is human voice and give me an on signal.  regards, Steve

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Is there a limit on how many Instructables and slideshows you can post on instructables? Answered

Is there a limit on how many Instructables and slideshows you can post on instructables? Also, in what catagory does this question fit? I used tech, but that's just because I couldn't think of any other catagory.

Question by TigerNod    |  last reply


January photo a day project Tool Using Animal

Okay, start my own thread, sheesh!  i'll move the other pix over here eventually.

Topic by Tool Using Animal    |  last reply


Electronic Circuit

I have a spst relay(operating voltage-12v) using for switching the solenoid valve(24VDC and 0.5Amp) which connected through 24 V battery. relay is again connected to the transistor BJT NPN . So please suggest me that which transistor is most suitable.

Topic by jay_3189    |  last reply