bubble wall?

Hi everyone! I am not a tech .. I am just a girl who loves to create odd things and gets really excited about making cool freaky lights in my house. I would like to find an inexpensive way to build a bubble light wall.. like make it big and part of the wall itself. I have some concept of what I need to do already, but am perplexed at how to build the tank itself .. like an 1nch or so deep .. but if anyone has any good ideas for this I would really love to hear them. also... would it be better to use panels or one large tank .. or if there is anything premade that i could convert into this. Thanks =)

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windows 7 bubbles?

I've been watching the bubbles screensaver in win7.  Is it modeling anything?  What determines the interaction of the bubbles?

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Frozen Soap Bubbles

Some clever person figured out that if you give soap bubbles enough time to fall to ground on a very cold night, by the time they reach it they will be frozen. Of course, pictures have ensued. Check them out as they are quite beautifulThanks Boing Boing!

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How do I make a bubble wall? I work in a nursing home and want to improve the visual experience of the residents. Answered

We have a small room where we want to have visual & auditory stimuli for residents in a nursing home.  Need info on how to make a bubble wall.

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How do I make a bubble wall? I work in a nursing home & want to improve the visual & auditory experience for residents.

We have a small room for this purpose and not much budget.  I want to build a bubble wall that the residents will enjoy.  Any ideas?

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Is a bubble a liquid or a solid?

Well what is it

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Bubbly spray paint?

I was painting my Nerf gun using Rustoleum spray paint. All went well and I let it dry for a week (yes, it says 1 hour but I was too busy for a week). Then I decided to put a Matte Clear Coat from Rustoleum and the paint started bubbling up. The clear coat did not bubble but the other paints did! And what's weird is that it only bubbled in certain areas. What happened and what's the solution?

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Gigantiv Bubble Machine

I am new in electronics.  Can not get the circuitry to work as described in MAKE magazine vol 28.  Has anyone built the bubble machine and can offer me some help.  I sure need it.  Thanks

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Bubble machine request

I would like to know if some knows how to build a bubble machine its for my neaceIts so i dont have to buy one that will break within a few minuts on using it.contact me at [http://genhavoc481@yahoo.com GeneralHavoc481]

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how to bend a bubble?

I got this Brita water filtration system and it came with a plastic storage unit to keep it inside the box correctly.How would i bend this into a small airtight bubble about 1 1/2"in. high and around 2 1/2'ft in diameter,please help!?

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Air bubbles as pixles

If you looked at make today you saw:http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/11/air_bubbles_as.htmlAnyone have any ideas how they do this? I would like to make one.

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Wiring a Bubble Machine Answered

Hi I have a bubble making machine which recently had to have the capacitor and transformer replaced. However, I cannot get the machine to run the fan when its all connected. I think the wiring is all a bit of a mess, and I am wondering if someone can help me find a solution to get it to operate again. At the moment when the blades in the diagram are connected to the 3 pin switch only the motor which rotates the wheel for the bubble machine operates, the fan does not work. I have tried others (I have assumed these work but I don't know how to test them independently) but no success. I am unsure if the capacitor is wired correctly either, as reading about it online I have found that one pin is negative and the other is positive :(Also, I swapped the old transformer (see attached) for a replacement led transformer for running 12 volt light, I don't know if this was a suitable replacement. Please help me!!

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Compact bubble gun mechanism?

My 7yo was begging for a bubble gun, and I promised I'd 3d print him one.  To my surprise, there are very few 3d printable bubble machine designs around, and none that match what he wants.  (He wants it to have a handle and trigger like a handgun.)  So, I suppose I'll be designing one. . . (FYI - My parts bin has plenty of fans and motors and even small liquid pumps and I am competent at 3d design. ) My challenge is that the basic rotating disk method of wetting the bubble hoops is both too bulky for a handgun-style bubble shooter, and is highly spill-able. I see online there are numerous toy bubble guns that look like what I want and appear to be much less spill-able.  However, I can't figure out from the pictures how they work, beyond that there is a pump that sends bubble solution to above the hoop and a funnel to route the excess back into the container.  How does the bubble solution get swiped across the hoop reliably? (And, yes, I know it would be easier and cheaper to just buy one.  That's not the point.)

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ZUBBLES!

15 years (and $3M!) in the making, finally the world's first colored bubbles have landed. And popped. And disappeared.Inventor Tim Kehoe spent nearly half his life creating these mesmerizing wonders that are sure to appeal to children and adults alike!Thanks to some seriously novel chemistry, the stain they appear to leave when they break vanishes in seconds.Go blow some up today! They can only be purchased herevia: MAKE

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what is the best way to ensure that you get a bubble free laminated glass?

Dear all We have a bit of a problem with bubbles at the edge of the laminated glass and welcome suggestions. We are unsure about the best method and even whether our autocalve is working well, pvb quality, the temperature and the heating process of the pvb.

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Dolphin Bubbles: This is SO cool !

Apparently dolphins can learn to blow bubbles or more precisely, air vortex rings. Take a look at the video:

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iPad "You" bubble problem

Hello, i am experiencing problems with iPad safari browsing in the site.  When I click on the "You" button on the top right corner, whatever I want to click after that is impossible. The bubble disappears and whatever was under my finger is selected and clicked. This way I cannot see messages, shortcuts or log out. These can be found if I add "/you" in the browser bar, but it is more complicated. Has anyone found a fix for that?

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how can i control the airflow coming from my airpump for a brine shrimp hatchery?

I think i want to make a valve of some type on the tubing itself. i have an airpump that doesnt come with any flow control, i put a tube on that and an airstone at the end, but my "aquarium" is really small (gallon and a half, tops) and the bubbles are causing havoc. I need to be able to divert some of the air somewhere along the tube. any help would be appreciated.

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Blow plastic bubbles or tubes from a CD

How to blow plastic tubes or plastic bubbles from a CD.Video is in Russian but it is self explanatory.English Russia CD BubblesThere are photos and a video on the Englishrussia.com site.

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Melting plastics with heat gun?

Hello!  I'm attempting to make a costume and I need to make bubble eye caps. Could I use a plastic bottle and heat it up so that it'll melt partially?

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Lit bubble columns/bubble wall

I've been looking at these awesome bubble columns that are so wretchedly expensive and dying to get one for my office. Note, I am sure they are worth every penny, but I have few pennies. For the link-phobic, a bubble column is a clear tube several feet tall with an aerator making bubbles and multi-coloured lights from beneath the column. Some columns are interactive and others have plastic fishies or balls that sail around inside.  There is also a space-saving "bubble wall" that only runs 1L of water.  Anyone even have a clue as to where to start? No pics, sorry, I didn't want to pull them off the website. 

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Window A/C Making Bubbling Noise

We just got window air units for our house. Mine appears to work fine, yet it's making a strange bubbling/gurgling noise. It is tipped and draining. Any idea fellas?

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Punctured speaker dust cover (bubble)

I punctured the dust cover (the centermost part of the speaker that looks like half of a ball) of a Sonance Visual Performance VP65 speaker.  The puncture is about 1/4 inch in diameter and did not touch any of the internal parts. Can this be repaired?  Will it affect the performance of the speaker?

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Bubbling LED Hanging Industrial lights???

There is a project I have been vigilantly searching for on instructables and google. I remember seeing it on here a couple of years ago and now cannot find it anywhere.. The project consisted of Industrial cage jar lights, LEDs, Vegetable oil, and a fish tank pump and some other supplies.. The LED lights would be submerged in the jars with vegetable oil and   the fish tank pump supplies air into the industrial lights and the oil bubbles..  I would love to find this project. I have been itching to find it for the past year or so. If anyone knows where to find this project, Please pm me.. I would appreciate it immensely.. Or if anyone knows where to find the Industrial cage lights i would appreciate any help in this matter.. Thanks..

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does anyone know how to remove bubbles from the kitchen sink?

Do you know those pesky bubbles in your kitchen sink that always reside after you finish washing up the dishes? well i know them all too well and they never pop however much i poke them or blow on them or hair dryer them :( i had a look online and found a idea that you can tip ground pepper on the suds to pop them efficiently, but all it did was pop a couple of centermeters of the bubble monolith and now my sink smells like pepper :( does anyone have anyone ideas/experience as to how sove my bubbly problem?

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Human urine and beer are superficially similar...? Answered

Human urine and beer are superficially similar... Both are kinda yellow-colored. Both have bubbles, to the extent that if you shake up either you can get a good head of foam on them.  Both are mostly water. I'm convinced that there must be a scientific, logical, concrete, fundamental, causal explanation for this similarity, and one of you punks and/or eggheads is going to tell me what it is. He, she, or it, (i.e man, woman, or robot) who best answers this question for me, will be bestowed with the honor of *BEST ANSWER* for this question.

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I have an idea. Can someone help me with it? Answered

I thought about this cool idea. It's an aquarium with a large base at the bottom. In the bottom there is a propane tank that lets propane out into the water. Then I light the top of the water on fire, which is actually the propane coming out of the bottom of the aquarium. Note  that there aren't any fish in the water. Let me know if it can work. Also, if there is more info needed please let me know.

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Fighting with Nylon ;)

As some might know I still use an old Gen1 Prusa but love the challenge of basically getting everything done with that oldie. One of my latest challenges of "always" printing on a cold bed includes Nylon. If you ever had troubles because you ABS or PLA filament got too moist you will already know what happens to your print... Nylon is even worse when it comes to moisture as you can't see or really feel it. I was thinking of making a complete Nylon guide as an Instructable but think I will start here to kick off some discussion first. So, we know the Nylon must be really dry for a god print as otherwise we get bubbles, bad adhesion and of course a foamy looking print. Well, not really... Let me explain: A perfectly smooth and shiny finnish is not always required, and with the right settings Nylon still forms strong bonds even with a foamy look. However, the dimensions of parts are affected as well - outside dimensions go bigger and hole diameters smaller. If that is no issue for your print then there is no real need to perfectly dry your filament ;) Speaking of drying: People use all sorts of methods to dry their filament, not just Nylon. One of the most common and most expensive seems to be the use of your oven for several hours to dry it. Another way involves food dyhydrators, bit less on the energy bill but still... Then we have the smart guys using the sun and silaca gel for the drying - good and great but so useless in cold and wet climates... My advise here: Take your time! I mean, sure you want to print right after the filament arrived in your letter box but a bit of preperation will save you filament and frustration. Usually filament comes in a sealed bag with a pack of silica gel and it should be dry and ready to use. But Nylon can become too moist within the time it takes to finnish a long print if you are in a wet climate. This means you start printing and all is good but the next day your new print looks ugly as for no real reason. Make use of these sealed storage containers. Put the filament in there with a good amount of indicating silica gel and only have a hole to feed the filament through - if in doubt use a bowden fitting and a short lenght of teflon tube to prevent friction. A piece of sticky tape over the hole when you don't use the filament and the filament is always ready to use. Reminds me to make an Ible for a suitable storage solution with spool holder... Anyway... When it finally comes to print Nylon you should know cardboard works best as a bed as Nylon sticks really well to it. I glue mine onto a layer of masking tape, this way it won't lift from the bed and I can still replace it very easy. But the most common mistake with Nylon is to print it too fast. The stuff really expands and shrinks a lot from filament to print and high speeds only too often cause the layers to seperate later on. Some people compensate with higher temperatures but I don't like the idea of fitting a filter system with activated carbon filters... Also keep in mind the intense shrinkage when setting the extrusion multiplier! If your ABS prints fine with 0.85 you can expect that the same sized Nylon prints fine somewhere in the range of 55-60! Now you also know why printing with thick layers is not such a great idea if you require all dimensions to fit. Although only outside accuracy can be done by cheating in the settings, getting outside, inside and extrusion widths settings accurate is almost rocket sience ;) Nylon is expensive or not available here in the diameter I require.... I had the same trouble and reverted to trimmer line and a modified, dedicated hotend instead. Why dedicated you wonder? Nylon can be real pain to clean as nothing dissolves and if you heat the parts hot enough to melt it you can not work easy with them. Having a decicated hotend means you won't run into the problem of burnt ABS or PLA clogging the nozzle ;) It also means you can match the hotend to the trimmer line you choice (more on that in a minute). For example, in some areas trimmer line of 2mm or 3.3mm diameter is the most popular and cheapest. Just drill out the hotend to cater for the new diameter, which I did after noticing the filament got stuck in the neck of the cold end ;) Trimmer line - does it matter which one? It does these days! Avoid everything that is not round or labeled with terms like "duracore", "dual core", "multi layer"  -basically all that indicates it is not just a single, solid stand of Nylon. Long lasting, special core line is great for your lawn trimmer but really bad for your hotend! PET, High temp nylon or even fibre re-inforced cores are in use, so in the best case you mix the nylon with overheating PET, in the worst you block your nozzle permanently. If it looks like it has a core or some sort of "mantle" around it, it means not usable.

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WHY DOES A PET MINI CRAB BUBBLE?

I HAVE A PET MINI CRAB & YESTERDAY IT HAD FOAMY BUBBLES COMMIN OUT OF THE FRONT IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS TAKIN A BUBBLE BATH OR SOMETHIN...

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(newsletter) Vertical Garden, Cryptex, Bubble Lamp...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Check out some bright blinky projects - see who won the Get the LED Out! Contest! We've still got three fantastic contests this week, so start thinking, get to work, and enter! Pocket-Sized Contest - Think small, and win a custom laser-etched Leatherman! Get in the Garden Contest - Enter any Instructable with a gardening theme and win an awesome computer-controlled indoor composting machine from NatureMill! Art of Sound Contest - Share any music or sound-related Instructable, and win an incredible custom hi-fi tower set with subwoofer, monster speakers, and more!! Make a Cryptex Vertical Vegetable Garden Refill Disposable Propane Tanks Cheap and Simple Bottle Cap Magnets! See who won! Win these custom hi-fi speakers! Build a D-Ring Bit Driver How to Break Up Repair Cigarette Burns on Carpet Bubble Lamp Bowling Ball Fountain Steampunk Garter Pistol Prop Crystallised Ginger Painted Mattress Survival Boat Win a cool computer-controlled indoor composter! Win a custom laser-etched Leatherman! World's Smallest Gripper Robot Pocket Scrolls Nerf Mods: A Beginner's Guide Pocket Sized Camp Stove Sign-up for this newsletter:

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Nylon and substitutes on a cold bed

It's been some time and I made progress with Nylon. Aldi had some cheap craft glue with methanol as the solvent - this stuff works great for PLA, ABS AND Nylon. The common problem with nylon is that it has no real adhesion to anything, except cardboard and bakelite. Cardboard makes a clean up nightmare and bakelite is not always easy to find, especially not the right type. So I tried various glues, paints and primers but none was really suited for all printing needs. And the cleanup of the bed is imoprtant too as I did not want to spend hours scrubbing with acetone or similar nasty solvents. After the first great succes with the clear Aldi craft glue I checked the local 2$ shops and carft stores and found similar glueswith methanol as a solvent. Since not everyone is lucky enough to get these specials I will tell you what to look out for if you try clear craft glue: Don't buy anything that can be cleaned up with water - you want methanol or ethanol as the solvent in the glue! Do a test with the glue on something that usually does not bind well to cheap glue, like glass and blister packs. Let the glue dry and peel it off - it should be a clear film that is quite strong and barely streches when you pull it. It almost feels like hard paper. All good so far? Check if the nylon, pla or abs really sticks to it: Spread a very thin layer on a piece of cardboard and let dry. Add another, thicker layer and let dry again. Now hold it under your nozzle and extrude a bit of filament while moving the cardboard around. Let cool and check how good it sticks. In a perfect world the cool plastic should peel the papaer off with the glue. Time to prepare your print bed the same way and to start printing ;) Just use a very thin first layer and for the first layer much lower speeds than usual. I print nylon with 60mm/s and the first layer at just 25mm/s, any faster and the first layer does not look right. ABS and PLA are much more forgiving here.

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Solder Crumbles instead of melting into a bubble . PLEASE HELP!!!!!

Im trying to solder but when i attempt to melt the solder it crumbles instead of melting into a bubble!! Is it the solder or my soldering iron ? Do i need a different type of solder ?? Please help thanks :)

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DIY (very) big bubble glass (acrylic or epoxy)

I just love these lamps from Axel De Witte: http://alexdewitte.nl/?p=44 Is it in any way possible to create similar very big bubble glass with either acrylic or epoxy or something similar? I have something in mind of a balloon in the shape I want and then spray painting it with epoxy resin or similar many times and then in the end remove the balloon inside.

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What to do with large envelopes insulated with bubble wrap?

So I have a bunch of about 7x8 inch envelopes that have a layer of bubble wrap inside them, because my brother orders Ubuntu and Kubuntu CDs whenever a new version comes out. What should I do with them? I could use them to ship CDs again, but I don't have any need to do that. HALP.

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I want to build Acrylic bubble wall.could your please any one help me for that.where can i get materials ?

I want to build Acrylic bubble wall.could your please any one help me for that.where can i get materials ? reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWPIz7wpEu0

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Anyone know how to get a bubble out of cardboard matting? Answered

I had a roof leak that dripped onto a matte I was preparing for a photo project. It has created a little bubble.  I am wondering if anyone knows an easy way to fix this little trouble spot? I'd rather not have to get a whole new matte.

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how can i make a small portable bubble blowing machine out of 2 pumps for a blastoise costume???

Im trying to make a blastoise costume and i thought it would be neat to have the hydropumps blow out bubbles. now the thing is how can i make one? im making the shell into a backpack so the machine wil be safe inside the shell. help please!

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Has

Has anyone made the Gigantic Bubble Machine in Vol. 28 of MAKE magazine? I have made that circuitry 25 times and can't get it right.  Can anyone help?  Thanks?

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How to get liquid with bubbles running through surgical tubing? Answered

Hello all, I may just not be searching the right terms, but I can't for the life of me find a way to have colored liquid with bubbles in it run through surgical tubing. (Basically, the bubbles show that the liquid is flowing.) I've seen this effect in movies using smaller diameter tubing and also in larger tubing in the frame work of old style juke boxes. For halloween, I'm thinking about a throwing a mad scientist party and using a black light lit  fluorescing liquid In the tubing. Bonus points if it's portable for the costume! And yes, I haven't really played with pumps before, so if most do this out of box, please be kind. :) many thanks!

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Can Google/Youtube's filter bubble can be reset or eliminated?

I don not know how many people know what a filter bubble is, but I'll explain: A lot of websites (particularly social networks) remember the websites you visit, the stuff you see, and the stuff you like, and based on this they suggest other stuff you maybe like. Google and many other websites try to make a personlised internet. This sounds great at first. But this is a problem. For example, after I search a lot of music on one day, then try search something about elastic bands sizes, guess what? Google sees the word "band" and because of this only suggests music bands. It gets even worse when searching for opinions about news. You only get the opinions you already agree with. But I dont really do that so for me that is no problem. Is there any way I can re-set all personlised options for a website? It is not really a problem, there are more worse things in the world. But it is just annoying. If there is a way to fix it, I want to try it. Thanks for your attention. -Tnod

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Help!! It's 3am and I have a bubbling and squeaking battery!

Please help! I procured an electric wheelchair today (worn and torn, but in good shape.  It had 2 12v batteries, little smaller than an auto batt.  Didn't write down the amperage tho...The batteries were visually inspected for bowed or expanded sides, cracks, oxidation.  Everything appeared in order.  They have likely been sitting for some time.  Stupidly, I did not check electrolyte levels.  Oops.  Could easily be low.  I plugged the charger into the mainboard for 30 minutes, watching closely.  No issues, no overheating.  I left it for another 2 hours.  Again, no noticeable issues.  I tested the drive motors by controlling it around my driveway briefly. Power was very low.  It worked, but clearly lacked juice. I plugged the batts in for another 4 or 5 hours.  But after that time, I noticed a crackling/squealing (faint) sound.  As if pressure was escaping.  Bad news.  I had the chair chassis (and batts) in my workshop, and now I was afraid it may blow, contaminating everything.  The batteries feel warm. One more than the other. Beginning to panic, I threw on my goretex, respirator, goggles and gloves and carefully detached the battery cable from the main board.   I've never had one of this size blow, and have no idea what it could do.  very hesitantly, I rolled it into my garage, and closed the door.  Now I'm afraid to sleep, because I'm concerned about it. Is this Normal old battery behavior?  Could this be due to low electrolytes?  A small crack in the case?  Is there anything I can do besides wait?  I'm not real anxious to go too close for too long.  Is there anything I can do that would not increase hazard?  I'm about to throw a tarp over it, but is there a high flammability risk if a high amperage 12v were to blow? Guidance highly appreciated.  Thank you.

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Solder Iron Tips: oily, bubbly coating forming... See Pics

Can anyone explain to me what is happening with my soldering iron? It makes it very hard to remove. I thought maybe flux is getting down there somehow but I've been taking care to alway keep the tip down and avoid any excess solder accumulating on the tip (aside from tinning of course). But it's happening again!

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some kid bought some balloons to my school from bali but they were bubbles which dont pop? Answered

Does anyone know where i can buy them online or have pics pleeeeeeeeeeeese

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Bubble Machine, Sleek iPad Stand, Laser Cut Wedding Dress

Bubble Machine Two-Ingredient Ice Cream Laser Cut Wedding Dress Secret Minesweeper Pillows Simple Workbench Sleek iPad Stand Special Effects Makeup USB Game Pad Alcohol Stoves DIY Boom Box Desktop Skee Ball Make Viking Era Paint Altoids Stereo Mixer RFID Car Immobiliser Solar Hot Air Collector

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Is there a way to use a Cannon Bubble Jet printer as a scanner? Make a scanner cartridge?

There is a model of Cannon printer where you can purchase a scanner cartridge to replace the ink cartridge, transforming the printer into a scanner.  However, I do not have that model, so I'm wondering/hoping that since THAT printer can be used as a scanner with only the simple replacement of the ink cartridge, maybe there's a way to use my current, ancient Bubble Jet as a scanner, also. Thanks in advance. 

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Recipe for tapioca pearls? Something that doesn't require an oven...(but no bubble tea)

I have a 400g packet of small (2mm diameter) tapioca pearls that I would like to use up. I have a gas stove, no oven, no microwave so I'm looking for some kind of stew or salad recipe,  or just anything that I can cook on the stove top.

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