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Dash Bug

I had several dashes (Zero- Zero-Zero) in the title line of one of the steps and on uploading it froze and then I couldn't go back and delete. I rebooted and tried again, no luck. This is the error code:  There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal Any ideas, help?

Topic by n314pc    |  last reply


Warrior Dash 2010

Http://warriordash.com/ If this is coming to an area near you and you want to participate ^here's the link Also, I am trying to have a costume made for this event if anyone's interested I have put a post with the title  Warrior Dash Costume in the forum

Topic by apeworld    |  last reply


Warrior Dash Costume

Www.warriordash.com This event is coming to Florida and I am going to participate in it with a few of my friends. Before this competition takes place I would like to have a costume made for me to wear during the race. So my challenge to any DIY'ers who would like to engage is to make a costume I could wear to Warrior Dash. The creator who makes the best costume will be rewarded by me wearing it to this event. Usually the people in costumes are the ones the film crews capture video of at all the Warrior Dash Events so there's a strong possibility your costume could show up. I will pay shipping and handling if required. Tomorrow I will post up my measurements. I would need this costume made & shipped to me before the 22nd of January 2011. Costume requirements: Can be any design relative to Warrior Dash or vikings, knights, animals, any tribes/clans/kingdoms, video game characters, etc. Whole costume not required could be anything from just a mask, gloves, body armor, signs, leggings, gloves, accessories Creators are encouraged to collaborate in order to be more efficient and merge ideas together Best of Luck Thanks, to anyone's intrigue I may have peaked

Topic by apeworld  


Emergency Dash Light - Repair

Hello All - I am attempting to repair an Emergency Dash Light for a friend of mine.  It has blue LED lights it is similar to the one pictured in this link:    http://www.1topstore.com/product_info.php?language=en&currency;=USD&products;_id=11981  Initially the unit had all 4 LEDs burned out I fond a source for them and replaced same all worked fine.  After reassembling the unit I discovered in final test that the controlling chip went bad.  I think the chip is a EEPROM at least the package is a DIP-8.  The device has a function select push button and there are 4 flashing formats; wig-wag, flash twice wig-wag, all steady on; all on flash.  Any suggestions? 

Topic by Foxtrot70    |  last reply


dash and marker light problems?

My dash and marker lights are having intermediate problems and im wondering if i can bi pas the relay and wire it strait to the switch.  it is a 1991 Subaru legacy?

Question by abadfart    |  last reply


DASH BOARD MOUNTS FOR CAMCORDER?

Hi...Members of Instructables.. I need a Dash Board Mount for my JVC EVARIO camcorder. I want to mount this Camcorder for recording what is happening in front of the car while driving. Even I am ready to purchase if the suitable mount is available with any members. Appreciate your feed back. Thanking you Lakamsani

Question by GRLAKAMSANI    |  last reply


Rainbow Dash, the pony you asked for!

I don't take any credit for these pictures I am just adding part of my collection. Thanks for the views and anti-bronies.......stay calm and flutter on! /)^3^(\ Awesome!

Topic by ~Fluttershy~    |  last reply


Ghost V2, Selez's Dragonouv or Dash? Answered

WHICH ONE?! ill have this question open for a week (starting saturday) then see what has most votes

Question by MegaMetal8    |  last reply


Build MPEG-DASH Server on Ubuntu 14.04?

Could anyone tell me what the steps from A to Z to build MPEG-DASH server locally on my ubuntu 14.04 machine? I didn't build any server before.

Question by M_Salameh  


Jollex' DASH knex slingshot review

Jollex made a new free-flying slingshot, which was capable of shooting oodammo, and cannon ammo (yellow rod with a red con on the business end), and the trigger held the bullet, not the bands. I hadn't made many of them before so I decided to give it a 'shot'(:D). Body strenght:10/10, it has a very good crossing pattern through the whole body, that makes it extremely strong.  comfort: 7/10, the stock could have been much better, although it doesn't take away from the overall comfort, it could have been a lot comfier. The handle gets 5 of those points though, because he did a good job going out of his way to make it even comfier. Trigger  Locking mech strength: 10/10, could hold 15 64#s and then some, and you only need 3. Overall mech: 10/10, purely the fact that it was a sliding trigger could have got that, but, its a sear, and I don't really count sears as sliding triggers, but this goes even further and puts a semi ratchet at the back of the sear, which was bloody brilliant, so it deserves it. Power Bullet force:10/10, oodammo can punch through the cardboard like a blue rod punches through paper, and cannon ammo is even more powerful than oodammo.  Range:12/10, well if 90 feet got 9/10, then you can see how powerful this is (slanted of course). Bow  Strength: 9/10, it bends (using black rods) a bit with 3 #64s, but the way the bands are put on is really good, so you don't need to unhook anything, and there is not many places to get the bands tangled up in. Reloading ease: 10/10, its really easy to get the bands to cock back, and its not hard on your fingers at all. Tactics F4A attack: 1/5, running in with this singleshot is the worst thing you can do period.   F4A defence: 3/5, you better have a good sidearm, because if you miss... and you need a good base aswell. Team attack: 3/5 as long as you have someone further up then you who you can support, but don't be the one to run in headfirst. Its silent aswell, and I know a lot of people like to think they are stealthy, but truth is most of you ain't. So you have to be good.   Team defense: 5/5, finally the area it shines on. Huge range, silent, hole up in a tree somewhere with a few splodies, the Dash, and some cookies. Perfect for picking off enemy scouts and anyone who tries to get further. -------OVERALL: 90000000000/10000000000. Or, 9/10, or 9 tenths, or 4.5/5, or 90% positive. Instructable can be found here.

Topic by ~Aeronous~    |  last reply


my dsh xbe evo xbe

Hey somehow i moved my dsh xbe evo xbe to another drive and now im getting a error code 22 can u help?

Question by gilbertv5    |  last reply


Ubuntu 11.10 missing dash and menu bars?

After resizing my ubuntu partition using gparted, my username is now missing menu bars and the unity dash, I have tried reinstalling unity with the terminal to no avail, how else can can I fix it? It works fine on the guest account yet on my login it is completely missing. ? Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance. Will

Question by The Rusted Workman    |  last reply


Caftsman Club 3D Printer Sweepstakes - won't accept email address with dash

I tried ot enter the Caftsman Club 3D Printer Sweepstakes but the form will not accept my email address because it has a dash in the domain which is valid.  Please fix.

Topic by rwollin    |  last reply


How to wire in an extra car horn with a switch on the dash?

Hello! I have an extra car horn and I need to install it into my car alongside my other horn, and I have no idea how to wire it! Here is what I have: a Car horn with two wires (black and red, and red) 16G wire, a switch, and a inline fuse. I need to know how to wire it to the battery, and how to ground it. Does anyone have any experience with this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Question by DELETED_noahwinter357    |  last reply


Need help fixing original xbox dashboard

Alright, so a while ago I installed the unleashx dashboard to my original xbox, but forgot to make a backup of the MSdash. So meanwhile, I uninstalled the softmod completely and thats the situation I'm in now: My Xbox has error 14. It still runs Xbox games, but I have no dashboard. My question is, how would I be able to fix this via hotswap?

Topic by Robin0999  


how do i replace dash lights on an 01 subaru outback ?

My light went out behind my odometer on my subaru , it is the only light that is out. it is digital . or is there a seperate fuse for that ? But all the other lights are ok. Is there a way of replacing just the bulb itself ?

Question by nena c    |  last reply


Encryption and Ransomware?

If I encrypted a hard drive, then get hit with some ransomware that encrypts files, would anything happen?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash    |  last reply


how do you replace the lcd screen on a t-mobile dash smartphone?

I have a t-mobile dash smartphone with a cracked screen how do I replace it?

Question by al2009    |  last reply


need to replace dash cam camera switch so that it will auto turn on with ignition

, as it is now it gets power but i need to push the on button to start the camera . i would also like to have it turn off auto, with a bypass, in case i want to keep the camera running with the ignition off ,but key in aux,, like a radio.. it has a battery that last about 15 minutes..

Question by escapefromyonkers    |  last reply


(newsletter) Chocolate Painting, Redirect a Light Switch, Car Dash Camera Mount

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Topic by noahw  


how to integrate a dash monut GPS with car stock FM radio and speaker system?

I like to use my car speakers  with my dash mount GPS. Is there anyway GPS announcements can be made thru the speaker system while the radio is on playing  either by fading the music or by temporarily interrupting it.. The GPS has a headphone jack output and a USB port and it is bluetooth enabled. I am thinking that a sound activated FM transmitter with an integrated  sound activated switch might do the trick. Any suggestions or solutions?

Question by ritetome    |  last reply


Host a chat bot at home?

We've all seen those little bots in various chat services, like Kik, Skype, Messenger, etc... I want to make one, but insted of using an existing service on the Internet to host it, could I use an old computer or a Raspberry Pi? 

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash    |  last reply


Is there any way I can reverse engineer the wiring for this car CD player? Answered

I have a 2001 Nissan Maxima that I intend to customize just a little (well, a lot).  Recently I was at a garage sale and bought a 6 disk CD changer for $1.  I'm hoping this was a worthy investment since I want to install it in my glove compartment and wire it into a custom stereo system.  That's all fine and dandy, but step one is to figure out how to reverse engineer the proprietary control systems.  Eventually I want the air condititioning, stereo, and this 6 disk CD changer to be interfaced to a computer with a big ole touchscreen in the dash.  I'm going to need to do a few things: 1. Figure out the wiring for the 6 disk CD changer so that I can power it up, control it through the computer, and connect it's audio output to my car's speakers.  2. Figure out the wiring for the air conditioner so I can control it with the computer. 3. Get a touch screen that fits in the dash (I'll measure it later), that I can use with a computer with (relative) ease.  These are my goals for right now.  If I can figure this out, I will be ready for the next phase, actually installing the new dash.  If anyone can recommend any sources to learn more about basic car work, that'd be helpful too.  I'm used to computers.  The lid comes off.  Screws are all easily accessible.  Parts don't weigh more than I do.  I know where everything goes and what everything does inside.  Since a car is so proprietary, and such a new field for me to be working in, ANY resources would be greatly appreciated.  How do I figure out how to take things apart in my car?  FYI: The disk changer is marked with part number 39115-s3v-a011-m1 Update (18 August 2012): I added some pictures.  The connector I am holding is the only connector that comes out of the box. 

Question by meztek    |  last reply


what are the radio wire specs for a 1994 ford f250???

I am installing a cd player and the speaker wires coming out of the dash, only the acc,batt, and ground work. my cd player works fine, the problem lies between the speaker(witch all work) and the dash... every wire on the speakers are differnet from the ones in the daaaaash

Question by chasitybaker  


Where can I find good 18650 cells?

I want to build a custom Li-Ion pack using the 18650 cells. But, when I go to look some up online, all that really turns up are the knockoff brands in which they claim a stupidly crazy high mAh rating. So.... where can I get some good cells?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash    |  last reply


Glitchy I2C LCD (lines on the display)?

So, I am working on a little project with an Atmega328 and an 16x2 LCD. I have it wired up and when I went to test it with the "hello world" example, The LCD does work, but there are random lines on the display..  It's not the contrast or the code, and I checked the connections and it all seems ok. What might be causing my problem? 

Question by Dashing Rainbow Dash    |  last reply



Micro quadcopter circuit board as flight controller and receiver?

I have a little airhogs quadcopter. A motor had died in it, so it doesn't fly anymore. I kinda got the idea to connect ESCs to the motor output of the quad's circuit board. Would those motor outputs be able to drive the PWM input of the ESC, allowing the board to basically drive larger motors?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash  


What usb cord do I need to use a Battery Charger with USB Output for the HTC EVO 4G in my car dash board usb port?

I have a Universal Battery Charger with a USB output 5.2Vd.c.800mA. I would like to be able to use this charger in my car, in the USB port on the dash board, so I could charge the batteries out of the phone and in the battery charger while traveling. 

Question by joymi2    |  last reply


Do Laptops have a "Power On" signal?

I was thinking of trying a project in which I do a custom watercooling setup on a gaming laptop of some kind. I would like the loop to power on and off with the laptop itself, but I don't want to use USB power or something like. That made me wonder if laptops have a power on signal, like desktop psu's have. Do they have it or something similar to a power on signal?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash    |  last reply


Is my HDD verging on failure?

I decided to check my HDD's S.M.A.R.T status, and I was a bit alarmed to see my reallocated sector count at 32 and my pending reallocation count at 24. This hard drive has been running for about 2 years and a half, and I haven't had any noticeable trouble with it. But, what should I do (besides backing my stuff up)?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash    |  last reply


Motion stream crashing [Raspberry Pi]

Recently, I've been toying around with a USB webcam and a little addon called "Motion" on my rasberry pi 2. My goal was to make and dd treating webcam. I successfully done this, but not without encountering a major issue. When I connect to my stream, it works for a few seconds, then motion crashes. I can tell because the little light on the webcam goes out. Why on earth is it doing that?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash  


I need to know how to make a dash board like in a papermache way so I can make a mold. cheap to nearly free is preferred

I have the rare opportunity to create a new interior for an aging kit car. I know what I need to do. I have the design, but little to no money. How can I create say the dash, and center console? Im looking to eventually make a mold of this so it can be replicated. I was thinking of eventually using glass resin body filler as a final fascia to provide an eventually super smooth surface once the carving and modifying is complete. Im talking to a master molds man in a few days, but could use some ideas for a construction materials to start with. So I can get to the point of making a mold for it, and start replicating my construction. Any ideas?

Question by ydeardorff    |  last reply


I keep feeling like I'm out of place in group calls

Whenever I get into a group call on Discord or something, I just get the nagging feeling that I don't belong in some way. Like, I may feel that people aren't acknowledging my presence, or that they don't really care to talk towards me. Am I the only one who keeps feeling something like this, in these situations? And, what can I do about it?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash    |  last reply


Getting rid of the smell of a blown electrolytic capacitor? Answered

So, I was replacing a bad capacitor on a smart car battery charger. It was making a terrible whining noise, which the bad cap was causing. So, I replaced it. But, silly me, I installed it backwards, so when I powered it up, it vented up a storm. Now, the basement smells of burnt electrolytes. I've opened windows, and even had a fan running to draw air in, but that nasty smell lingers. What else could I try to rid of it?

Question by Dashing Rainbow Dash    |  last reply


how do you modify a alpha trooper cs-18 with no PVC pipes??

Its pretty self-explanatory.

Question by the dashing hero    |  last reply


could anyone find info about indiana? Answered

Im doing a project about Indiana and i don't know much; and i have "parental safety" on my computer

Question by the dashing hero    |  last reply


My Little pony friendship is magic toy pattern? Answered

I am a pegasister, and I NEED a pattern to make them. I have found a few, but with no tutorial to go with them. Anyone seen any good FREE  patterns? They are in high demand amongst the herd,if you know what I mean. Preferably a multi-pony pattern that can be used for more than 1 pony. If not, preferably fluttershy, rainbow dash, or applejack. PLEASE HELP!!!

Question by Mauigerbil    |  last reply


How do you remove and install the clock in a 1999 Camry?

Hello, I have a 1999 Camry XLE with a in dash clock that needs replaced. I would like to know how to do that. Thank you,

Question by dsocar    |  last reply


RPi2: OSMC Terminal Issue

I am trying to make some changes to OSMC through the terminal, but there is an issue with the login portion of it. When I quit OSMC, and wait for the boot screen, I hit Esc, and it goes into the terminal. Next, the login. I enter "osmc", then its to the password. But, it refuses to let me type anything in when I get to this stage. If I hit enter, it tells me that my password is wrong and then it goes back to prompting me to login. After about 15 seconds, it just continues to boot into OSMC. Why on earth will it not let me enter a password, and how do I fix it?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash  


how do i know which is better ?

I want to build a automated hidden ipad stand drawer for the dash of my car and i cannot find any good plans or tutorials on the internet can anyone help ?

Question by paddy.    |  last reply


Notifications from Android to Arduino via Bluetooth

I would like my phone to relay my notifications from the notification tray to an arduino. I had done alot of snooping around, and I have not found anything regarding doing that. Closest thing I had come to was sending notifications from the arduino itself, to the phone. But I want it the other way around. The idea is that it would display it to one of those 16x2 LCD displays, scrolling through whatever the notification says. I have yet to get the LCD, but in the meantime, I'd like to see about getting it to come through to the serial monitor. Does anyone know how to get android to do something like that?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash    |  last reply


Punctuation Addictions

This seems odd -- but is anyone "addicted" to a punctuation mark? As in, you use it way more than you should, and incorrectly.As you can see, I'm addicted to the em dash (slightly longer form of "-", then en dash, I type it as "--"). I even use it when I'm writing :PI use them in places of commans -- but I'm not sure how my head works to decide which one to use.On IMs, I use "XD" way to much, simply because at first I had lol, then :P (which I've always loved), and XD is just the next thing. However, after setting up my client to change XD into "lmao" -- it broke my habit, probably because lmao seems "too much" for how funny it is, so I'd subconciously use :P next time. People who don't know me think I'm going into fits of laughter when I say "XD" -- even though it just means "I aknowledge that you said something that is mildly funny, but probably didn't laugh"(Whoahh... rambling alert!)Anyway, do you have an addiction? (Just a note: I didn't go back and add --'s for effect, so this goes to show how much I use them :P)

Topic by zachninme    |  last reply


usb face plate

Does any one have a line on a usb face plate for the front of a computer? im looking for some thing that would replace one of the removeable slot covers on any computer. i have a car stereo that has usb hook up for flash drives but it looks ghetto with a usb cable hanging out from the dash. i only need 1 usb slot so i guess i could just cut a multi port on up....if i could find one. i checked rs, tigedirect, bestbu, circuit city, and a few build your own comp shops and cant find the usb plate i need. i have a cable with the female end on it and i guess i just need on of these plates to plug it into and flush mount it to my dash steve

Topic by cruisermedic    |  last reply


96 tacoma starter motor not working starter has fire from battery? switch and clutch engaged,no clicking of silinoid

96 tacoma pickup std trans,starter makes no sound but has fire from battery ,clutch engaged,switch is in start position, no lites to dome /dash lites

Question by jerry geisert    |  last reply


has anyone tried to hook up a nightvision camera to their car monitor? Answered

I'm thinking of taking my old sony handycamwith nightvision apart and hooking it up to my sony monitor in my dash similar to the nightvision system in the current s-class. what do you guys think? thanks

Question by jiccruz    |  last reply


Need Advice: Push a Button Get an Alert on Mobile Phone

Hi all, I'm attempting something "techy" for the first time and need a bit of help getting started, or deciding if this is possible. I'm trying to create something that will send an alert to a mobile phone if a button on another device is pushed. I'm fairly confident this is possible, but not sure what technology I could use to achieve this. I bought an Amazon Dash button to play with but not sure if that makes sense.  A rough idea of what I'm trying to achieve: If the Amazon Dash button is pushed and HELD for more than 5 seconds, the phone it's linked to would display an alert message or sound (preferably until the button is released). The button and the phone would be located in the same room. Does that sound feasible? What are some components/skills I would need to gather/learn for this project? Massive thanks for the help!

Topic by CoughCough    |  last reply


Why does the "instructables+robot" profile redirect to "Instructables-robot"? Answered

I was recently looking at caitlinsdad's first instructable. On it was a comment by "Instructables Robot" (Note the space). When I clicked on the profile, it redirected me to "Instructables-Robot" (note the dash). So my question is: why does the instructables robot profile redirect to "Instructables-robot"?

Question by kcls    |  last reply


conductive paint

Do any of you have experience with conductive paint? does it have much resistance?  i'm thinkin of heating car windsheild in much the same way that the rear window is done.  i've cracked 1 or windsheilds while defrosting. seems thermal shock from heat vents on dash are too much. just got a new windsheild.  don't want to break it.

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply


How do I fix my car stereo ground wire? Answered

I installed my new stereo and it won't work. The fix-it hotline told me to touch the ground wire to the negative batt. terminal, and the red and yellow wires to the positive terminal. The stereo worked, meaning the ground wire coming from the dash is probably bad.?

Question by robjob1918    |  last reply