burn!

Why have a burning contest In the middle of winter? When solar pyrographists  (I make up words)  will be left out. I use the sun. And it's only feasible in the summer. Just doesn't seem right.

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Burning questions

When do i get my prize

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will this laser burn?

i can get a green laser with: Output power: 50mW, wavelength: 532nm it appears to be a nice laser but im more intrested if it can burn stuff. will it? Thanks , Hackoslash

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Burning Saltwater?

I found this article in class today, and thought it was pretty interesting. a scientist discovered that by exposing saltwater to radio waves, it weakens the bonds in the water, and the hydrogen can be burnt.http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/11/can-saltwater-be-burned-as-fuel/

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relieve a burn ?

I put cayanne pepper in my socks to wrm my feet and now it burns very very bad ** thanks for answers but i rubbed salt on it and it made it much much better

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Shouldn't hydrogen burn ? Answered

Hello, I generated hydrogen simply by applying a DC current to 2 tubes filled with water , the ( - ) tube started bubling and filled up with a gas, i suppose that it should be hydrogen, i sucked the gas with a syringe and tried to burn this gas with a lighter by squeezing the syringe directly over the lighter's flame but the gas wouldn't burn, instead i heard micro pop's , like micro explosions.. Isn't hydrogen flamable ??

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DVD burning problem?

Everytime I burn a DVD (I use windows DVD Maker) It works on the computer, but only a few DVD players. I have an older one and a portable one that only some of the DVDs will wok on, otherwise I just get error messages. I also have a newer DVD player in which they all work on. Does anyone know whats going on? BTW- I'm using DVD-Rs. Thanks!

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Burning Questions Help

I made an instructable, but it's not showing up for the contest. Any idea, why?

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BURNING laser power?

Burning laser Power depend up on what thing ?? how diode power can be increased i want to make a 1w laser pls suggest me a cheap diode i am from india

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Next Burning Questions?

I have been wondering for a while now when they were going to make a new Burning Questions contest, since the last round was a long time ago. If anyone has any idea could they please answer this question.

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Burning Questions Thread

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Voting for Burning Questions?

Call me crazy, but in My Day, there was no voting involved in it. It was just a matter of did you answer the question well or not? So what exactly does getting votes do for the writer?

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Is burning enamel safe?

I know one of the easiest ways to rid the magnet wire of its enamel is by burning it with a butane-lighter. Does this release any toxic fumes, however? I work with magnet wire a lot, and am, quite frankly, tired of stripping it with an Xacto. I'd most likely be burning it outside, so it wouldn't be that bad, I suppose.

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Laser burn to the eyes

On Saturday morning my eyelids will be pulled back by retractors and held open, ethanol will be poured into my eyes, a flap of epithelial (outer layer of the eye) will be peeled back to reveal the cornea, then an Eximer laser will burn the surface of the cornea. Apparently, the burning smell can be quite unpleasant :-/ Has anyone else had laser eye surgery? Cheers, Pat. Pending

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Wood burning stoves

Can anyone help me find a place or outlet for a mechanical  device that will open and close a flap on a wood burning stove for letting in  solid fuel into the burner ,this to be operated by a electrical or clockwork timer.Or a idea to make myself,

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Burning barrel in the pool

Questions for you scientific types. Would this work: I have a 3,000 gallon inground pool and no heater. If I took a barrel, stuck it in the shallow end just a half inch above being totally submerged, and lit a fire inside it it would it work to heat the water around it and eventually heat up the pool?

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Burning Questions Indeed!!!!!

Do you have burning questions,about sooooo many things well it is time to find out their answers with alittle help from me...............But before you get the answers you have to do little effort,consider it a small quiz...believe we will have alot of fun with this!!!!!!!!! READY.............. 1.why do we feel sleepy after abig meal? 2.why does the sky look blue? 3.why do we feel cold after leaving the pool? 4.why does the sun look yellow? 5.why the eearth cools off in winter when there is global warming? 6.do you think the first landing on the moon was real,why? 7.do you think in 2045 people will use horses and donkeys to travel when oil finishes? PLZ REPLY SOOOOOOOOOOOOON !!! GOOD LUCK BALKEES

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'abstract' wood burning.

Not sure if this should be posted here, Outdoors or Square Pegs, but it's art related so I'll ask here. I once saw a how-to video, I am 90% sure is was on this site. but there is a chance it wasn't. I would like help finding it again. From what I remember, the person showing off had: a car battery, a long needle,  plank of wood and some chemical. the process I remember was (but may not be 100% accurate): 1. (s)he painted on a layer of chemical (or acids) on the wood 2. stabbed the needle on the wood 3. connected the battery to the needle 4. turned the battery on. it then made some elegant, fancy patterns, like a bare tree, or a lightning bolt. lots of 'branches' and paths were burned into the wood (without manual intervention. it was 'natral'). like a chemical reaction. if anyone has the name of this technique, or a video/instructable/guide, I would really appreciate a link. Thank! EDIT: solution found: it's called "Fractal Woodburning" (go on youtube for some videos). I should have known, I love fractials! you need: saline wood needles and a high-voltage power source. and patience.

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simple explanation about ripping and burning a movie?

Have mac 10.5.8 . paid 51$ to DVD cloner for mac. these people can't offer a clear explanation of how to use their product. Neither does Mac. just look above for the question. I don't know if... do I have to use their copier to put the movie on a hard disk? they don't say. All i know is that each attempt to explain their product gets more garbled. this all has to be coming from India!

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Burning Questions Numbah 5

Hehe, nabbed this from my newsletter e-mail, check it out!!!Burning Questions #5The contest isn't open yet, and I'm not staff, but check it out anyways

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How do you tell how bad a burn is? Answered

Yesterday I was baking a cake and someone spilled water on the floor so I slipped and got a nice burn on my arm from the Just out of the oven pan,And i was woundering how do you tell what degree the burn is!1)It bleed constantly (humophelia :O)2)Hurts like a ***** when i extend my arm all the way3)Went through at least one layer of skin Maybe 24)looks NASTY

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How do you use a laser pointer to burn through things?

I mean things like paper. Not concrete.

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"How can a burn a backup copy of my purchased dvd?

I have a Disney DVD that I bought & my child plays it every day. I would like to have a backup of it because I am afraid it won't last much longer. Anyone that has children can probably relate. Since I already bought the DVD once I don't want to have to purchase it again. Any help would be highly appreciated.

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Help Making Wooden Pendant.

I am trying to recreate this wooden pendant. What kind of wood is this? And how do I get the burn effect that is shown /scraped. Thanks guys...

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CD Drive laser burner

Can i take 2 cd (CD and or DVD) burners, gut them out and take the diodes that burn the data on the cd and use it to make different art and design on wood? if so, would a single one work or do i have to mount multiple ones to get it to burn wood? and is there any difference in the diodes srength in a CD and DVD burner? and im not gonna go crazy with it and do "bad" stuff.

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AVR Programmer

I am building a  AVR Programmer refering from site : http://www.fischl.de/usbasp/ So Please can any body give the  .Hex   file to burn my Atmeg8( the on AVR circuit board). Would be a great Help to me  !  ! Thank a lot - Akshay Jadhav

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Would it be possible to focus a laser beam to an even smaller point? Answered

I was thinking maybe fresnel lens+ high powered laser+ even more high powered laser!!

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Does Germ-x burn? Answered

I found a bottle of germ-x lying in a play ground.Will it burn?I noticed that it says"active ingredient:63% ethyl alcohol. Thanks,bylerfamily

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I got burned by Instructables!

Ahoy!I just found the definition of instructables on Urban Dictionary.Please note the usage example at the bottom of the paragraph.http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=instructables

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Soldering iron on without tip inserted?

Well, this is the second soldering fiasco I've documented on Instructables. I recently got a new tip for my soldering iron, but when I inserted it, I forgot to ensure that it was inserted all the way. When I turned the iron on, I gradually smelled what seemed like burnt plastic and resistors. I turned it off after about 3-5 min. of this, not realizing that the tip wasn't inserted. What did I just do to my soldering iron, and what did I inhale for a short period of time? 

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What are the byproducts of burning alcohols? Answered

I would like to know because I test my alcohol stoves in my garage. I know burning anything produces corbon monoxide.Thanks

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laser burning cd designs

I am pretty sure there was an instructable on how to actually "burn" an image or design straight onto a cd using a cdrom, but i cant find it now. what would happen is you would put in a blank cd into your computer andetch an image right onto the cd, but i cantfind it. if anyone knows where it is, please tell me. or the maker of the instructable. thanks!!

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What is the product of burning hydrogen? Answered

What is the product of burning hydrogen? Smoke? Hydrocarbons? Or nothing? Thanks!

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Burning a Mega-cd disc

My sonic-cd got cracked somehow but i still want to play. i have made 3 discs but none of them work, do i need to burn the ISO file or extract the ISO file and then burn it?

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burn capacitor on rc motor

Burn capacitor on my motor and i can't read the code or number on it. what will be the best capacitor to buy or to put on it?

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DC Motor Burning Issues? Answered

I connected 6 Volt 4.5 AH Battery to a motor directly and that burning electronic smell came. Should i limit the current? If so, Then how?

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typo in burning answers contest

Uh i wasnt exactly sure how to get this to instructables but in the burning answers contest page it says judging starts on feb. something them ends on jan. 13. Im sure they meant to put feb. 13

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a question about burning questions

So for burning questions do we have to stick to whats on the list? or can we do whats in this board. and maybe even something that cant be found on instructables? Cause ive seen the list keep changing (once a entry is posted on that subject) and im just wondering what are the limitations to entrys. - thanx Dj

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Who is doing Burning Questions?

The new contest is finally up. I just want to know who's doing what 'Ible so as not to get too confused over everything. (and to avoid stealing *shifty eyes*) Yes I am aware there is an Instructible on it where discussion is already underway, but I think the forum should know about it too.Of course I've also used this to shamelessly promote my new (and the first) Burning Questions 4 'Ible: How to slim up for summer: The Atkins Diet!

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Fire wood burn time

So I'll be camping in a State Park where you must bring your own wood. Does anyone know the burn time of firewood? We're burning pine and this is something I've never had to consider, as I've normally camped where you can cut your own wood from dead/fell trees... As we have a rather intense upstream kayak journey to get to our campground, we're trying to take "just enough" but not too little :) Thanks :)

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Burning Arduino Uno Bootloader

I am planning to burn a bootloader onto an Arduino Uno using a Uno as an ISP. The instructions here: http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoISP  say to put a 10 mf capacitor between reset and ground. But they to not say which Uno to put the capacitor on. Am I correct that it should be on the Uno to be programmed and not the programmer?

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Motorcycle regulator wire burning

I have a xj600 pre div, been stood for few months, I started her up other day and after ten mins ticking over I noticed the wires coming from/to the regulator/rectifier started to burn....What could be the causes??? And what can I do To fix please... Thanks....

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Burned bulb detector / switch

Hello to all instructable community, I was trying to find a device that would detect when a bulb is burned and will switch to another lamp. The lamps I am using are 25Watts ac bulbs. I tried to Google a bit, probably didn't search the right keywords, but I couldn't find anything that does what I want. If you got any idea what i am talking about please reply. Thanks to all Omar

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Normally burn and peel badly

I have pale Irish skin that dont tan and trust me I tried everything to get even a little tan color. So simply you can say I burn and peel badly then pale white again. This year seems different, I was sitting in the shade and i got burnt and it was bad and very noticeable as you can see in the photo, but this time I hardly peeled. in some spots I did but very little which is not normal for me. It turned into a tan, so my question is how is that possible, is it a bad thing that a bad burn didnt peel hardly and juat tanned? Oh and to mention I have been taken this women skin, nails, hair vitamin plan at a place called gnc. Could that be helping me absorb the sun better?

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Burning Barrel Pool Heater

I have a 3,000 gallon inground pool and no heater. If I took a barrel, stuck it in the shallow end just a half inch above being totally submerged, and lit a fire inside it it would it work to heat the water around it and eventually heat up the pool?

Topic by jakeotron 


Hot, Burning Resistor Question

Ok....I have 24 leds in parralel attached to a 9 volt battery - and a 10 ohm resistor - as reccommended by LEDCALC.comLEDCALC.com - but, when i connect the circuit and hold the resistor in my hand, it becomes INCREDIBLY hot. Each led is in parallel, individually. So...is it normal for it to be that hot, or did I do something wrong?

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H and O burning car

The other day a friend and i were disscusing the possibility of riging an old vw beetle engine to run on hydrogen and oxyen separated by electrolosis immediatly befor combustion. heres what weve come up with so far. 1: run a second alternator off of the engine and directly to the gas tank which would be full of water (this would also contain some sugar or some form of electorlite to aid in the conductivity) as you would be burning the H and using the O as you oxidizer it would not be nessesary to worry about which gas is which u would only need one line this line would run to a valve of some sort limiting the flow of the two gasses the carb would then be removed as u are putting O into ur engine so there is no longer any need for it. the line would then be run to the fuel intake where said amount of gas is released (determined by the valve) no here is where we run into what we think might be a problem would the pressure of compression return the gasses to their original state; water? if not then the engine should then run at this point with increased horse power as of the explosive properties of these gasses. (note this is in a nutshell nothing is ever this easy if it was everybody would be doing this) of course as any responsible scientist would do i will tes this on my dads lawnmower first. not really but i do have a test engine my next project is to see if i can get an old snow blower engine to run on black powder if anybody has any ideas on that as well let me know as it is tricky because an engine requires oil but black powder igites dry that is why im going with a 2 cycle so i can try ro run it dry for like 3 seconds and if it works try to figure out how to adapt it to one with oil an maybe eventually my car how cool would that be. it would be like driving a machine gun. not to mention the increased horse power and torque.

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