Vertical Carousel

Helo to everybody! i just some ideas for build one vertical carousel for shoes like that! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyBSJLl4P-g&feature;=player_embedded, , about materials, and some diagrams is someone do it can you tell me! thanks! sorry about my bad english

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Flying Carousel

  To those who are not subscribed yet (shame on you!). I present the flying carousel: There's more info in the youtube description or on my blog. Enjoy!

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Tips for Miniature carousel up and down movement

I am making a miniature carousel for a decoration on my bookshelf. I like to make a kind where the horses go up and down. I got a motorized lazy susan (which already goes around with it´s built in motor) so the basic rotation is there already. What I just need to figure out is how to get the horses go up and down for couple of inches. What electronics should I use for the up and down movement? I´d prefer to use batteries for the source of electricity for these. I was checking solenoid c:s on a electronics website but had hard time finding a slow ones that would work and/or don´t know how to slow them down. Thx!

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I am looking for a rotating carousel or display, battery operated, variable speed.

I have started paining glassware.  I have an "artist's turnstyle" that has clamps to hold the glasses in place.  The base turns, but manually turning it leaves a lot to be desired in the quality area.  I thought about taking a Lazy Susan, adding rubber to the outer edge, and then place the Lazy Susan next to the turnstyle.  I could continuously spin the Lazy Susan which would in turn turn the turnstyle.  That might work for one or two glasses, but too many of them would cause callouses on my fingers, and the speed would vary.  My son suggested his K'nex motor and make a motorized small wheel to mount next to the carousel.  Sounds good, but does not have variable speed.      My husband wants to take a small motor and control the speed  with a foot pedal.  That would require me to concentrate on the speed, not necessarily the painting.  So I turn to the gadget makers for some suggestions or instructables.     

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DIY DVD changer ?

 Anyone try merging mechanical parts from an old 200 disk cd changer with the electronics from a dvd player to make a 200 disk dvd changer?  I hate to throw out an obsolete cd changer w/o trying.

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How should I mount a spring horse to a hydraulic base?

  I've decided to take one of those spring rocking horses made by Hedstrom and mount it to a hydraulic salon chair base in order to make a neat chair.  What's the best way to connect the horse to the base?  Do I need some kind of metal bracket... or should I drill a hole into the horse so I can put it on the pump?

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Vertical carousel for miniature parking garage project

Hi guys! I was wondering if its possible to miniaturize and simplify a parking garage lift  with the use of DC motor and servo motor then the micro controller will be a PIC16F877A. Thanks!

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Can I make a full sized carousel horse go up and down without spending a whole lot of money?

I'm trying to figure out how to make a cool lawn decoration for Christmas, which would be a carousel horse going up and down with the help of electricity.  How can I do that without spending over $200?

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Hydraulic or air powered carousel horse, is it possible?

I have a niece who is fond of carousel rides, and I wanted to try to make her a fun ride.  Is it possible to have a hydraulic system (Like the ones they use in lowriders, perhaps...) or air pump be used to raise and lower a carousel horse while someone is sitting on it?  My initial idea is this... I turn a switch on starting the pump, and the horse slowly raises up about 1 foot... turn the switch off, and the horse goes back down, repeat, etc....  Anyone knowledgeable who could help me with this?  Thank you!

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How do you connect something that is spinning to a power outlet i.e. the lights on a ferris wheel?? Answered

I want to build a light rig that's spinning around it's own axis. Like a carousel or a ferris wheel. But without putting the power source on the rid. How do you do that without the cables twisting?

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Can I use an office chair as a virtual carousel horse ride?

My daughter loves carousels, so I want to try to make a unique ride for my daughter. I was thinking of taking the chair top/seat off of an office chair, and mounting it on a machine that makes the chair go up and down slowly 2-3 inches in height, kinda like a carousel horse would.  How can I make a chair go up and down like that?

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I want to learn how to make a life-sized carousel ride. What books/training could teach me how to make such machines?

I want to accomplish my dream goal in life.  I want to try to do the "Impossible" (Building an actual life-sized horse Merry-Go-Round with up-down horses.) Are there any engineering books out there that could help me understand what parts I would need to make this ride?  Thanks in advance.  Merry Christmas!

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People can only reply on my instructable-bug

A few people have been replying that they can only "reply" on other users comments on my latest instructable (k'nex carousel) and not comment or rate. Altough, it seems that some people are able to... Is there some bug, or are these peole doing something wrong? Which I doubt.

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pixel squares showing up on the screen?

I built a projector using an old carousel slide projector and used a MP3 player for my LCD screen. It works Ok except that when I focus the picture the Squares from the LCD screen are really noticable. Is there any way to make these disappear or, at least to minimize them so they aren't as noticeable.

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Can't comment sometimes

Sometimes On forum topics and ibles i click "add comment" but it won't do anything (so I can't comment) I can only reply. I can do normal comments it's just on some forums+ibles. My latest one is on (ible) Knex carousel by floris2burn. The same thing happened to other people as well. (I am using Mozilla firefox on a mac OS X) Thank you for reading -megametal8

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Comment section is not appearing on my project (people cannot leave comments)

I recently made a project and people cannot leave comments (I noticed after somebody messaged me saying they could not leave a comment). There appears to be no comment section at the end of the project. See https://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Powered-Paper-Carousel/ I am using a PC with Google Chrome. I do not know what the other person was using. Thanks in advance for your help!

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So much for Airport Security, eh?

Lateral Thinker forwarded this one to me and I thought it would be of general interest. Two people suspected of stealing up to 1000 pieces of luggage from baggage claim carousels at a US airport have been arrested by police who found piles of the stolen bags strewn throughout their home. There were so many suitcases that Phoenix police could only give a rough estimate of their number... Go here for the 'rest of the story'...  

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how do i make stickers stay on Samsonite?

I recently bought some Samsonite suitcases and am looking to make them a little more "visible" on the carousel in baggage claim. i was recently in the USA and bought "bumper stickers" from various places (for various prices) and only one of five remain. so the question is A. How do i make Stickers stay stuck on Samsonite? OR B. What type of sticker (decal, window sticker, other) would be best to stay on the suitcase Long Term?

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build a automated dvd machine (for a LOT of dvds)

  I am wanting to be able to line up the dvds something like a carousel but would rather have them in a row so that i can make more rows to add more disc.  I was thinking of using those clear plastic discs that are packed in spinals of discs but i cant even figure out what to call them so i can order bulk of them. If I cut each one in half (the clear plastic disc) then they would be good spacers. and help would be Great. Thank You In Advance.   A robot arm will be doing the retrieval.

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What are some re-purpose ideas for 4 x 6.5 rmp 3 phase gear motors?

I was given 4 x 6.5rpm 3 phase gear motors from a tug boat. I need some ideas on what i should do to re-purpose them. My first thoughts were some sort of baby carousel or baby rocking machine, they're very quiet and my boss is about to have a baby. The only issue is that I doubt his house has 3 phase distribution so I'm looking to build something useful for around the shop.  Edit: They're 0.5hp motors

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200 disc CD player to DVD conversion? Answered

Is there a way to convert a 200 disc cd carousel/ player into a dvd player? I like the idea that it would just be a matter of swapping the hardware and hooking up a new laser, but I am a bit naive in that department.... I also like the idea of letting my kids one day pick through the dvd CASES and avoid getting PB&J; all over my disc collection? Your thoughts? the below was the only decent sized image I could find of what I am looking for in general terms... note this item is already a dvd player. The one I am looking to convert is at my brother in laws, and only plays cd's (also a sony).

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Microwave stopped heating and I fixed it.

Our microwave is about two years old and it stopped heating. The fan ran and the carousel went around, but food did not warm. I took it out of the upper cabinet mount and opened the case. I know about the big capacitor and discharged it with a screwdriver after disconnecting the power. For extra safety I clipped a jumper wire on both terminals. I watched numerous videos at YouTube on troubleshooting a microwave and on testing the various major components at home, but no component showed any signs of failure. Then it began to work again as suddenly as it had stopped working. About ten days later, it stopped heating again. After more testing, still no components showed signs of failure. But, I did squeeze the female spade crimp connectors a little with a pair of pliers before connecting them again so they fit more tightly when reconnected. The microwave has continued to work as it should. My wife remembers a time a few months ago when she ran it and ran it to get something to cook as she wanted it and the microwave stopped because it was overheated. I suspect a connection was weak and heated the metal in the connector enough that it became weak. Later it failed intermittently. We could have called warranty service, but we did not want to wait. Knowing what I know now, I doubt a serviceman would have patiently checked for weak connections, but would probably have simply replaced some parts. When those did not really solve the problem, the microwave would have been condemned and replaced. A replacement oven may not have matched our other appliances as well as our present microwave does. Test procedures for components in a microwave are different than they are for similar components used in (for example) a sound amplifier. This applies especially to the high voltsge diode. Do not connect a voltmeter to the high voltage side of the transformer. When running the microwave, be certain to have a dummy load in the cavity, like a cup of water. A very useful test that checks for power to the transormer primary is to disconnect the primary side transformer connectors and attach aligator clips from a voltmeter to the transformer leads. Then run the microwave for a few seconds and check for a full line voltage reading each time. A clamping ammeter to measure line current helps because the sound with the magnetron working is not too much differnt from the fan and carousel running without the magnetron working, but, it is easy to see the extra needle deflection when the magnetron is also drawing current.What seemed to be an expensive problem had an easy inexpensive solution.

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Alert!!! Instructables HQ attacked by Zombies! Mass Casualties Reported!

A horde of zombies just broke into our office and attacked! Many, if not all, members of Instructables are seriously injured. Bilal and the Robot have been taken captive, and are presumed to be infected with the zombie virus. We are too afraid to attempt a rescue at this time.We bravely fought them off using marshmallow guns and pirate swords, but the tide only turned in our favor when one of the zombies hooked up some speakers and played "Thriller," at which point the rest of the zombies joined in the dance.We recognized many of the members of Three Rings and think they may have been experimenting with something more sinister than Puzzling Pirates. Perhaps our recent swashbuckling raid on their fortress led them right back to our HQ? It appears the zombie apocalypse has started. Prepare as best you can. Update: Maybe we should have warned the zombies they really didn't want Bilal?Update 2: We got Bilal back! Unforuntely, he returned in zombie-form, so I had to cut his head off.Update 3: The zombies sent pictures of the robot in captivity! More pictures of the zombie lair and robot here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grow_power/sets/72157606960332823/ Update 4: Live action video from the event was found and uploaded to youtube... what a horrific day:Update 5: The zombies have sent their reply video. Dancing, carousels, and brains. This video exposes it all. Here it is: Three Rings Zombie Attack on Instructables

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Instructables Podcast 003: Spring Cleaning

Would you like some advice on a project your working on? Perhaps you'd like a few ideas from a new source? You can comment here or email us at howdoi@instructables.com This week we didn't receive any questions, but that's not going to stop us. After spending several hours in the forums, I found twenty questions and let Jake pick numbers at random to see what we'd talk about. It was a lot of fun, but we prefer questions from all of you, so please don't be shy. You can listen to or download the episode below, listen over at archive.org or check it out at our homepage: download Resources: 12 - Remote Controlled LED -Field of Florescent Tubes -XBee's don't connect to the internet, they communicate with other XBee's. -An Ethernet Shield however, can do that! 04 - Automatic Electronic Cat Tail -Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears -Shippo A cat tail that neither of us knew about when we were doing our talk. -EEG -ECG -DIY versions of EEG and ECG 18 - Gradually Brightening Alarm Clock -There's a few really good examples of this already being done. 05 - Solar Watch Winder -I found two separate videos to demonstrate how watch winders actually work. -Two homemade watch winders -A discussion on Sparkfun's forums on how to make a watch winder. 13 - Shoe Carousel -Something we didn't even think about -Perhaps you'd like to see a patent. -You could also see how other systems are made, and see if you can repurpose them for yourself. 16 - Homemade Air Brush -A couple of homemade airbrushes. -How Atomizer Nozzle's work 08 - Fireplace Soot -Creosote 17 - Ball of flame -Poofer -Flash Cotton/Nitrocellulose -Penn and Teller talking about danger in magic (link contains strong language). -Vortex Fire Ball

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