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Deadline extended?

Wheee! The deadline's been extended until July? I'm so happy. There was no way I was going to be able to get my project in under the wire. I still need another week or so. I'm so excited! So now the new deadline is July 16? Is that right? w00t!

Topic by kerri9494    |  last reply


Wifi Extender

Hello All, Im puzzled by a simple wifi aerial, i have an old pci wifi card which is slow but works perfectly fine, the only downfall is the range so i un-soldered the original antenna and soldered on some copper wire (approx 2mm thick copper) and on the end of this attached a connector and that attached to a new antenna, but that didnt work,  The signal was weaker, i know one option is to go and buy a new better wifi card but i wanted to dabble with creating a stronger wifi aerial, (in my head this would work but in practical it didn't). Why And what did i do wrong?    

Topic by nats0128    |  last reply


College Bed Extender????

Could someone please help me! I'm looking for the easiest way to make my university dorm bed abit bigger (in the width not length ). Right now it is single size, I am hoping to make something that could be added next to the bed that could carry the mattress and person weight. The bed frame is fixed to the floor and is 195 cm long and 32 cm high.Anyone got any ideas ????

Question by geohan15  


Extending Competions to SA???

Are there any plans of extending these competitions to South Africa?

Topic by Zeo123    |  last reply


Winterize Challenge Extended!

It seems that winter is coming much more slowly than we thought it would.  Due to the unseasonably warm weather we are extending the Winterize Challenge until November 24, 2014!  Take advantage of the long summer and get ready for winter!

Topic by Danger is my middle name    |  last reply


Use for Extending WiFi?

Hey I was wondering if you can use any metal, for example a cloths hanger, to some how attach to an end of a wi fi reciever? Or maybe even maybe use a tv antenna?

Topic by rpvanpatt    |  last reply


Extending Office Chair?

I want to raise the height of my office chair, about 4" or so, but I don't know how to do it. The piston is already maxed and its still too short. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could accomplish this?

Topic by Tsylord    |  last reply


Contest Deadlines Extended!

As many may have noticed, there was an issue with the site last night.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and we are aware 4 contests ended last night at midnight.  To make up for the issue, we are extending the deadline for the following contests until tonight (October 16, 2012) at midnight PST: 3rd Annual Make it Stick Contest Hands-On Learning Contest Halloween Photo Editing Contest Halloween Paint and Draw it Contest Please continue to post your Instructables and enter the Contests!  If you run into any issues, please feel free to PM me or email info@instructables.com.

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick    |  last reply


Extending Servo Wire

I need to make a servo wire that extends approximately 4 feet and then retracts to a length of 18 inches or less. There is a risk of entanglement, so the less sag and less loose the wire, the better. One option would be to use coiled wire of the appropriate gauge, but a product such as this is expensive. What are some other options?One idea that I had was to build a wire spool mechanism like that of a tape measure. From what I understand, a tape measure uses a constant force spring to somehow apply a retractive force to the actual measuring tape. Can anyone provide a more clear explanation of how a tape measure retracts? Does anyone have any ideas of how to implement this into a wire spool? Other ideas on retracting a very long wire?Thanks

Question by icecats    |  last reply


How to extend the USB cable

How to extend the USB cable from 1m to 10m

Question by archy_wanted    |  last reply


how to make wiifi extender?

How to make wiifi range extender upto 4-5 km for laptops.................kindly suggest the homemade materials...

Question by rachit59    |  last reply


Judging for Let It Glow! Extended!

The judging for the Let It Glow! contest has been extended to Midnight July 1, which is one day later than originally planned.Just for any of you who were clicking refresh every minute to see the results.(You know, not that I was.)

Topic by Bran  


Extend ipod battery life?

Would it be possible/feasible to buy a replacement ipod battery, open up the ipod, and solder the battery in parallel to increase the battery life? Or is the new ipod too thin to do that?

Question by 7654321    |  last reply


Science Fair! Deadline Extended

The Science Fair! deadline has been extended to 11:59pm PDT, Sunday, September 2nd. That's this Sunday, folks- just an additional weekend.This was just our fault- we normally like to end on a Sunday night to give you the weekend to work, but got our dates confused when posting the contest. Use the unexpected weekend to put the finishing touches on your project, re-take some blurry pictures, work on your back-up project, or put together a quick contest entry with your kids for the Parent/Kid Collaboration prize!

Topic by canida    |  last reply


Extend optical mouse range

Hi all, I'm wanting to make a jig for a production project requiring a sensitive optical measure of movement with a focal length of 5-10 mm. I thought an optical mouse might be a good start but the lenses in a few I've tried require the device to be too close. It needs to be no bigger than the electronics of a mouse. If anyone has a lens that could be perfect or other ideas I'd love to hear them. Thanks, D

Topic by Qball007    |  last reply


Replacing switch and extending them.

I have this extension cord from panther, http://www.panther.ph/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/PSP-0211.jpg. Now, I am planning to replace its rocker switches to toggle switches and extend it because of a wooden table project. This wooden table will have its power control panel mounted on its front and the power outlet will be hidden inside the table. My idea is just to copy its wiring for the new switches once I acquire the materials needed . Here is its inside btw. http://imgur.com/xOHhg5i.  My problems are I don't know if this idea of mine will work or if it will, what kinds or specifications of toggle switches and wires I'm gonna need. Once I thought that I could just make an ordinary multiple outlet/extension cord with individual switches but I need the panther's features. So that I wouldn't have problems in breaking the appliances connected to it due to some electrical problems. I have almost 0 knowledge when it comes to electronics.

Topic by l0rens13.    |  last reply


Extended Home networking Ideas?

So if you google "Home networking" you will come up with a ton of articles about home networking "basics", well I have reached the point where basic is just not enough. I have ..... 9 or 10 computers....and I want to do something to expand my network even more (not really in size but in awsomeness), my house is wired with cat 5e and has wireless. I guess im at the medium level of networking knowledge, I dont know how to program unless its HTML but I definatley know my way around a computer. My network consists of three desktops, one attached to an LCD TV as a media center, one is just a workstation and the other soon will be in the gameroom as a media center. I also have three wireless laptops connecting to my wireless router, one operational thinclent connected to my FTP server through RDP and two networked printers.  I'll attach a diagram

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is it possible ?

Can  i import a router wifi signal from 7/10 of a mile away when you have to be within 100 feet to get it on a laptop without any antenna or other aid?   thanks, dsrtdwlr

Question by dsrtdwlr2    |  last reply


Hardwire IR Extension to amplifier

Hello Instructables. This is my first post and would like to begin by saluting the work you all do, I love receiving the email at work showing the weeks projects. My problem, that I hope somebody has a solution to is this... I am building a false wall to house my fish tank and TV, ps3 etc however my amplifier is too large and does not fit into my project. The only way round this is to house my amplifier in the loft. In the wall I want to place the IR remote control Sensor. I don't really want to pay out for those 'eye's' you can buy online (nor do i think they would be compatible with my model of amplifier) so was wondering if i could just use some ordinary electrical cable to extend the sensor? I was worried cable might not allow this as it would probably add extra resistance to the circuit. Does anybody have a solution or suggestion that involves spending little or no money please? Thank you very much! Frankie

Topic by fhoward    |  last reply


would this Infrared extender diagram work? Answered

I am wondering if this diagram would work or not. i am needing it to run off of 3(ish)volts and it needs to be small so i can put it on my palm zire 31 as a ir extender running off of sd card slot power. would this work? or would the other IR detector work? please help, anyone! thanks in advance, z247 ps: i didn't boher with + and -, but i do know how to hook it up

Question by zack247    |  last reply


Extending the port of a ported subwoofer enclosure? Answered

I'm planning to pimp out my car, i was wondering... If i design my own subwoofer enclosure, i want to extend the port, so that the enclosure is vented right inside the car (not the trunk) if i did that, would i have to re-calculate port diameter? thanks!

Question by Sandisk1duo    |  last reply


Crystal walkie talkie range extender? Answered

Hey everybody, I'm modifying some old walkie talkies I have, and I want to extend the range but I'm not sure how to do it, though, because it uses one of those crystal transmitter components to output 49 Mhz. If someone knows how to extend range on radio crystals please let me know! Thanks in advance!!

Question by Adum24    |  last reply


Soft Circuit Contest Deadline Extended!

We are extending the deadline for entries for the Soft Circuit Contest until October 11th!!!!!!! Check our soft circuit channel and guide for ideas and inspiration. We have some great prizes brought to you by Fashioning Technology - a fun blog with excellent soft circuit tutorials and resources.

Topic by Carleyy    |  last reply


Soft Circuit Contest Deadline Extended!

We are extending the deadline for entries for the Soft Circuit Contest until October 11th!!!!!!! Check our soft circuit channel and guide for ideas and inspiration. We have some great prizes brought to you by Fashioning Technology - a fun blog with excellent soft circuit tutorials and resources.

Topic by Carleyy  


iRobot Create Challenge Deadline Extended

The iRobot Create Challenge deadline has been extended by one week. Entries are now due by 11:59pm Sunday, September 9th, 2007Note that multiple entries in the contest are allowed. If your robot is already done and documented, feel free to use this time to explore another project with your Create.

Topic by canida    |  last reply


Make it Real Challenge Deadline Extended!

Some of you may have noticed that the Make it Real end date has changed.  We have extended the deadline to give you more time to get your awesome projects up on the site and entered into the contest! The new deadline is June 4, 2012. You can check out the details of the contest here.

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick    |  last reply


Extend logged in time to at least a week

If at all feasible, could you please extend the logged in timeout to be at least a week? I get the newsletter once a week and I click on links to the articles I'd like to read more. I then go back and read them only to find I have to log in and then refresh every article I want to read. I'm sure the refreshing takes up more bandwidth and memory than keeping my session in place for seven days or so. I have checked the 'keep me logged in' option but it only works for a couple of days. Thanks!

Topic by tchansen    |  last reply


Idea for extended version of "Sun Jar"

After seeing the recent Sun Jar I'ble, I had an idea (not even concrete enought to be a Completable) for an interestingly extended version. There now exist LEDs for infrared, visible red, green, and blue, and near UV.It should be possible, with a mix of small low-voltage constant-current power supplies and pulse modulators, to construct a multiple-LED light source which roughly models what we perceive as the solar "spectrum." I don't mean formally reproducing the raw wavelength distribution, but rather the combination of intensities we see (or measure with a thermometer) in a prism- or grating-spread spectral display.Coupling such a circuit to a solar cell would allow you to build a "Sun Jar" which "collects sunlight" during the day and "releases sunlight" at night. As I said, just an idea...

Topic by kelseymh    |  last reply


Robot T-shirts- the Extended Family

Check it out- someone made an awesome list of 50 Robot t-shirts! There are some pretty fabulous designs- I particularly like the Robot vs. Monkey Dance-Off, RoboFrankenstein, Every Skyline Needs a Giant Robot, and the Robot Dance Contest. Our favorite robot is somewhere about half-way down. We clearly need to take some classy pictures with real live models. Maybe someone around here has a camera...

Topic by canida    |  last reply


How to extend a power switch on a projector? Answered

Well, I went and finally bought one of those cheap projectors off of ebay for the pourpus of replacing the lamp, I almost have it finished and at this point Im thinking about where to mount it and how to run power etc... The problem I have encountered is that it will be in a place where it will be inaccessable to me, so I was wondering  If I could extend the power switch to my "control table". I figured when I bought that it used a soldered on SPST pushbutton switch, but when I got the projector and disassembled it, it had some kind of onboard switch (which I will have to post a pic of becasue its really hard to explain) Any help would be appreciated Thanks! Oh, I almost forgot, It is so old I cannot find a remote for it, so thats not an option.

Question by bwpatton1    |  last reply


Gps Tracking Device Extended Battery

First ever post after years of lurking. Searched but couldn't quite get the right answer. I'm trying to extend the battery of my GPS Live tracker. Currently I get 3, sometimes 2 days before the battery gets so low I must recover it. I saw where advertisers are selling 10 day batteries for up to $600. Just too much for me. The first picture is a completed model being sold on the internet. So I ordered the battery, ($58) and the charger ($45). Tomorrow morning I'll go find some connectors that match the charger and that I can use as a connector on the GPS. I'm going to go through the hacked battery case. I'll rig the the wires to match the holes then fill the empty case with hot glue to hold it in place. This is my big question: There are 3 electric tabs on the GPS. I have + and -. Can I just ignore the center tab? I will then run the wires through a hole I'll drill in the Hacked battery case. To a connector-connecting to battery. Any issues? The battery has a Built-in IC chip. I am assuming that is an IC chip on the old battery removed. I appreciate any input. Thank you.

Topic by elrog69    |  last reply


how do i extend a non threaded steerer tube on a bike?

It has a quell type arrangement. i need to extend it probably 5 or 6 inches for a project i am building. Any one have any good ideas?

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Can someone Explain to Me how Wifi Antenna Extenders work? Answered

Could someone help explain to me How wifi antenna extenders work? To me It seems like you would be able to send packets to the network, but it wouldn't be able to send them back, making the TCP/IP Handshake Incomplete.I am Talking about having a USB wifi Adapter with a Pringles can antenna or something like this: (https://www.instructables.com/id/Uni-Directional-WIFI-Range-Extender/), and using it to connect to a Starbucks or something.I get that the metal reflects the signal, so that it is strengthened, and can be pointed towards something, What I Don't get is how once you send the signal, how does the signal get back to you when your out of the routers range?The pic is a rendition of what I think should happen, while using a wifi-extender antenna trying to connect to another place's internet that would usually be out-of-range.

Question by Jordo    |  last reply


DIY Storable Tubular Extendable Member (Tape Measure Style Extendable Robot Arm)

Hello, I am on an FTC robotics team, and often robots are required to lift/reach objects. This year, a challenge was to reach up and grab onto a pullup bar; the robot then completed a pullup. One common method this year was to use a tape measure; the tape measure was unwound using a motor, remained rigid due to standout, and was then wound up, lifting the robot in the process.  I am now in the offseason and I want to improve on this design. I found that a very similar mechanism to the tape measure has been used for extendable antennas on spacecraft. I would like to create a similar mechanism. The main difference between the tape measure and the STEM mechanism is that the STEM extends a tube. The tube is rolled from a sprung piece of metal. The piece that I am looking for is a material that could be flattened, but would retain its tubular shape like on the STEM. Does anyone know of any types of pipe or tubing that could be cut lengthwise and possess this springy characteristic? Is there anyway to create a material like this? Thanks, icecats

Topic by icecats    |  last reply


Belkin N750 DB into repeater?

I have a Belkin N750DB dual band router and i need to turn it into a wifi range extender/repeater. DD-WRT is not available yet for this model so i was wondering if there was any other way. 

Question by Kirschbj    |  last reply


build your own ipod battery back-up?

I was looking at this, and I thought to myself, that all it does is run off a couple AA batteries. Would it be possible to create my own? I couldnt find anywhere what the voltage an ipod runs off of, but I bet someone here knows. thanks PS: I know it will probably void the warranty

Topic by allstarn07    |  last reply


Light Socket Extension help

Can you help me find a safe way to build a cheaper version of this: http://reviews.lowes.com/0534/3125483/reviews.htm?   Here's my situation: I want to convert double-lamped can lights into adjustable spotlights without making any permanent changes other than unscrewing a lightbulb and replacing it with something else.  It needs to be able to go back to a lightbulb very easily.  The cans stick out from the wall and each socket is oriented vertically, so one points up and one points down, effectively washing the wall up and down with light.  The wall of 8 or so are wired so the tops are all on one circuit and the bottoms are all on another circuit. The item from Lowe's works OK, but is $17 and more flexible than I need.  Here's what I started to put together:   At the top is a 100W Par38 spot light, screwed into a single outdoor metal lampholder.  That is attached to a 1/2" pipe (PVC or metal), about 12" long.  Now, at the bottom of the pipe, it needs to screw in to the socket to get power.  I either need to get an E27 lamp base onto that pipe, or use a two-blade outlet adapter that screws in, and get a two-blade plug that is rigidly fixed to the pipe.   Is there anyway to do this that the NEC would smile at?  Absent of that, a way that is still safe and secure, and safely removeable without changing the existing light socket arrangement?

Topic by kpatrick2    |  last reply


Petition to extend the deadline to enter the led challenge

I vote they extend the deadline...who's with me?

Topic by Lithium Rain    |  last reply



How can I extend this inner wire? Answered

I was wondering if there was a way I could extend this inner wire in an old monitor I am taking apart. I need to extend the length so I can modify the layout of the components inside.  Thanks :)

Question by lshoesmith    |  last reply


Clever way to extend a Manhasset music stand?

I'd like to be able to extend my 20" stand to 36", so it'll hold three sheets of music instead of two. The solution should be easy to remove or fold up when not needed. I know that professionally-made stand extenders are available (e.g. "Stand-Outs"), but I thought I'd give you guys a crack at it first.  ;?)

Question by ander    |  last reply


Make wifi extender using satellite dish?

Can someone tell me if I can use an old satellite dish to extend my wifi range?

Topic by roccohhs    |  last reply


is there a way to extend really small ribon cables?

I took apart a digital camera and I need to extend the cable for a specific function I'm working on. Is there a way to do that? It has 12 cords and is 1/4" wide and flat as paper.

Topic by kendallickes    |  last reply


any chance we can extend the deadline?

I don't think I'll be ready :(

Topic by FreakCitySF    |  last reply


SF Maker Faire Entry Deadline Extended

Did you forget to apply for a Maker booth at the 2008 SF Bay Area Maker Faire?The deadline has been extended to March 19, 2008 so get your application in now!Instructables will be there, as well as lots of your favorite artists, crafters, roboticists, techies, and performers. Join us!

Topic by canida    |  last reply


New battery for laser need to extend life.?

I just bought a nice red 200mw laser. I had it for 2 days and its already lost its burning power :( it has 2 CR2 3V 1000mAh batteries and they run out fast! Can i attach one of those lantern batteries that add up to 6 volts and jerry rig it to run on that. Will that increase life without burning out my laser?

Question by conrad2468    |  last reply


Woot, they extended the Green Science Fair judging!

It must be a tougher call than They first reckoned, or are we just play-things to Them? "Har! let 'em stew in it for another day" I hear Them cry. I tell ya I can't take it anymore!

Topic by bosherston    |  last reply


Le Creuset Brunch Challenge Deadline Extended!

We realized that brunch is far too epic an event to try and squeeze into a 2-week contest, so we've decided to extend the deadline for the Le Creuset Brunch Challenge! As you know, Le Creuset is offering an enviable prize package, so if you haven't had a chance to demonstrate your killer brunch recipes, now is the time. We've opened the contest until May 29, so get cooking. We can't wait to see what you make!

Topic by scoochmaroo    |  last reply


How to make a real Bluetooth range extender?

I want a bluetooth device that connects to my phone as a standard bluetooth headset and allows any bluetooth headset to connect to it as if it were my phone. I am thinking of using it (or chaining a few of them) to create a larger area for my bluetooth headset for my phone. THANKS!? (Yes...I have seen the antenna hacks, but they don't allow me to boost the power of the signal like I need to.  And, this device should also allow chaining to get the signal out a lot further and around metal obstacles.) Even better would be the ability to connect multiple devices to the extender so that multiple people could be on the same call on their bluetooth headsets simultaneously.  (Yeah...it's getting deep in here.  But the geek in me wants what it wants.)

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