instant ice?

i watched a 3 minute clip on utube where a glass of water was pplaced on a table. next...salt was sprinkled into the water. then a straw was lit, placed into the water and removed after a few seconds. the water turned into ice. is this a camera trick or true

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Instant Ice

I want to make instant ice by mixing water and some chemical to produce ice instantly, i won't use it for drinking, just for cooling off this summer, which chemical will help me do that.? thanks any help is appreciated.

Topic by KingAmada   |  last reply


instant action

Just a wile ago, i went to a site called instant ation:http://www.instantaction.com/ . tell me what you think

Topic by E-R-IC 


Instant coffee at home?

So, my sister asked me the other day, can you evaporate water from black coffee, to get crystallized  coffee, i figured she meant something like instant coffee, but more like candy....so how can it be done at home?

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Arudino Instant Camera?

After seeing the Electronic Instant Camera made by Niklas Roy, I want to try and make a better camera that's faster than his. But before I get into any good discussion about how to make something like this, does anyone know if an Arudino can be combined with the tech from a digital camera AND a thermal printer?

Topic by EngineerJakit 


Instant computer "security"

Browsing NOTCOT today, I came across an interesting "artistic statement" on what to do when the Thought Police decide you've crossed the line from artist to terrorist. I read it twice before I noticed the author. Make sure you read the comments there before you start commenting here about how it won't really work. Yes, young lady, I'm looking at you!

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


What's your favorite brand of instant noodles?

Mine is IndoMie, an Indonesian instant noodle that you can buy in Indonesia (duh) and Australia.

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Instant MPG gauge for OBDII

This is very simple. I want to know how to make a simple (& cheap) instant MPG meter for a vehicle fitted with OBDII (i.e. most recent vehicles) that will plug into the OBDII port.

Topic by monkey-boy   |  last reply


Burmese instant drink question

My dad just got back from Burma. While he was there, he started drinking an instant ginger-based drink, but he could only manage to scrounge up one sachet of the drink to bring home.  Unfortunately, nobody I know understands Burmese script, so we have no idea what else is in it apart from ginger. There must be something, else why the "2 in 1" tag? Anybody know what's in the drink? Or how to read the ingredients?  

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


A is for Amazon, B is for Best Buy

So while using the new "Google Instant," I noticed that just one letter would bring a suggestion up in grey in the text box. And so, I found that as of 9:24PM, Central Time USA, A is for Amazon B is for Best Buy C is for Craigslist D is for Dictionary E is for eBay F is for Facebook G is for Gmail H is for Hotmail I is for Ikea J is for James Avery K is for Kroger L is for Lowes M is for Myspace N is for Netflix O is for Office Depot P is for Pandora Q is for Quotes R is for Realtor S is for Skype T is for Target U is for UPS V is for Verizon W is for Wal-mart X is for Xbox Y is for Yahoo Z is for Zappos Fifteen of these are businesses. Oh no! over half of the alphabet is out to get your money. I can imagine some kid in school: Teacher: L is for lemon, M is for Moose, N is for - Kid: Netflix! Teacher: What? No! N is for -  Kid: Nissan! Teacher: NO!

Topic by gimmelotsarobots   |  last reply


where can you get the materials for hot ice???

On the instructable "hot ice" it sed u need sodium acetate and i dont know where to get it plz tell me!?!?!?!?!

Question by gordoa40   |  last reply


Instant messenger on your Nintendo Dsi!

I have finally found a way on how to get instant messenger on your Nintendo DSi system! Step 1. Go to your Nintendo DSi browser. Step 2. Go to www.IloveIM.com. Step 3. Log in. Step 4. Wait a little bit for it to COMPLETLY load, then click on a name and there you go. Instant messenger!

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Instant setting epoxy, resin, or plastic?

Does anyone know of something that is cheapish and suitable for 3D printing by being extruded from a thin tube, and cures immediately on contact with a dried bit of itself, or exposure to another chemical or something?  It must be practical to put though a tube at low pressure, and again, cure almost instantly once it comes out of the tube.  Traditional 3D extruders will NOT work, as the device needs to be able to distribute to hundreds of tiny tubes at once (I cant cut a plastic filament into 300 pieces lengthwise, if you can, good job!), plus that I would have only about 1/4"-1/8" x 1/4"-1/8" x 6" to fit the device into. 

Question by jduffy54   |  last reply


Can you cook instant noodles with hot water?

Can you cook instant ramen with hot water? Not the instant cup ones, but the instant pack ones, the one that you usually have to cook. What I mean by "with hot water" is cooking that pack noodles (where you usually have to cook) like a cup instant noodles.

Question by huang.wencong   |  last reply


Arduino Instant Camera even possible?

Is it possible to combine an arduino board with a digital camera and a thermal printer to make an instant camera? I do know that an electronic instant camera was made earlier this year by Niklas Roy (from France), but his takes about 3 minutes to print a picture from the printer. If an arduino can make making an instant camera easier than making one from scratch, could it be done?

Question by EngineerJakit   |  last reply


Anybody know of a instant screenshot program?

I know there is 'print screen', but this is quite annoying, because you have to manually paste the picture into Power point, then save it as a picture. I would like to know a way so that when I print screen,  the computer automatically saves the picture in My Pictures. Does anyone know of a device/plugin/software that does this? If so, give me a link?  Much appreciated, Mike.

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instant start virus alert programme

I have recently had 2 newsletters from instructables where upon opening an instructable of interest I get a virus warning and the device seems to start searching my C drive. The warning is nothing to do with AVG and upon running a scan nothing is found. I am alarmed by such things getting into my computer without my permission, what is going on? I have AVG, a firewall and windows defender all updated daily. Why does instructables allow this sort of intrusion? dougoutcanoe

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can I make cookies from instant oatmeal?

Can I make cookies from flavored instant oatmeal packets?

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How do i make homemade instant drink powder?

Ive been trying new ideas for businesses and i finally landed on an untapped market. I need help getting a instant drink powder recipe to start it. SOMEONE HELPPPPP!!!!!

Question by eitanhoffer4   |  last reply


WANTED: Recipe for maiking instant powder drink/juice

Hi im looking for a recipe to make an instant powder drink or artificial drink from scratch. that is i would like to do it commercially/manufacture it in south africa.i sort of know the ingredients but need a solid recipe with quantities to go with it. any help will be greatly appreciated. thank you

Topic by mzminty   |  last reply


does any body know how to make cookies with instant mashed potatoes? Answered

What i need is some recipes for cookies, using instant mashed potatoes

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What is the difference between expired and new film? Answered

I am looking to buy film for my new Polaroid cheaply and have found expired film to be much less costly. However, is it risky taking photos with expired film? Will they come out differently or not even develop at all? Does the date it expired matter?

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HOW CAN I MAKE A TYPE OF PRIVACY WINDOWS(INSTANT TINT AT A FLIP OF SWITCH FOR WHEN PRIVACY NEEDED ANYWHERE/ANYTIME)? Answered

WHAT I AM TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH HERE IS A SAFE, HOPEFULLY INEXPENSIVE, RELIABLE, REASONABLE, AND VERY EFFECTIVE KIND OF INSTANT WITH VARIABLE OR ADJUSTABLE KIND OF TINT OR PRIVACY FEATURE TO WINDOW(s) IN PERCENTAGE AS TO HOW MUCH VISIBILITY IS ALLOWED THRU A WINDOW(s) FROM BOTH IN & OUT.CONCEPT IDEA: WHAT I WAS THINKING OF IS A FEATURE WE CAN ADD I GUESS SIMILAR TO TINT FILM THAT IS INSTANTLY, AT A FLIP OF SWITCH FOR WHEN PRIVACY NEEDED ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME ALSO ALLOWING VARIABLE "PRIVACY" TYPE OF SWITCH(SO A MAIN ON/OFF POWER SWITCH, AN INSTANT "ON" 100% DARKEN SWITCH, AND THE VARIABLE TYPE OF "DIMMER" AS TO IF WE NEED A VISIBILITY RATIO GIVING 0%-100%) - FIRST OF ALL WE NEED TO ACHIEVE AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE 100% VISIBILITY TO SEE THRU THIS GIVEN WINDSHIELD(s) BOTH WAYS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE BUT IF I NEEDED OR WANTED INSTANT PRIVACY, I CAN FLIP A SWITCH AND/OR ADJUST (MAYBE A TYPE OF ROTORY DIMMER LIKE SWITCH)THE AMOUNT OF VISIBILITY THAT WILL CHANGE HOW MUCH CAN BE SEEN BOTH IN AND OUT.OK SO FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING.... WHAT I WANT TO FIND/CREATE IS BASICALLY A KIND OF TINT FOR MY CAR (AND EVEN MY HOME OR OFFICE.) I GUESS MY FOCUS IS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE AREA BEING THAT WHERE I LIVE, WE HAVE ENFORCED LEGAL RESTRICTIONS BY LAW AS TO HOW MUCH LIGHT CAN BE PASS THRU THE TINT FILM AND WINDSHIELD OF A VEHICLE. HERE IN HAWAII A PASSENGER CAR HAVING MINIMAL OF 6 WINDOWS 1. FRONT WINDSHIELD2. REAR WINDSHIELD3. FRONT DRIVER DOOR WINDOW4. PASSENGER FRONT DOOR WINDOW5 & 6. PASSENGER REARS OR 1/4 WINDOWS BY LAW A FILM ADDED TO THE WINDOW CAN ONLY BE 35% DARKNESS TO THE SIDES AND REAR OF THE PASSENGER 2/3/4 DOOR VEHICLE AND ALLOWABLE 4 INCH VISOR TO THE VERY FRONT WINDSHIELD = CONSIDERED FOLLOWING THE LAW. OF COURSE PEOPLE DO GO DARKER AS IN UP TO 2.5% OR MORE COMMON IS THE 5%-20% ALL AROUND WHICH IS PRETTY DARK AND I CAN SEE WHY WE HAVE SUCH LAWS AS ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT BEING INSIDE A VEHICLE WITH 2.5%-20% ALL AROUND CAN & WILL GET DIFFICULT TO DRIVE ACCURATELY. ESPECIALLY PERTAINING TO REVERSING! LAWS IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FOR 5-DOOR PASSENGER CARS, STATION WAGONS, VANS, SUV's, LIMO's AND TRUCKS. BUT WE WILL JUST STICK WITH THE MAIN 35% TO REAR AND SIDES. ITS EASIER....IN CONCLUSION, IF I OR WE CAN CREATE A TYPE OF METHOD OR DEVICE THAT CAN GIVE US THIS EFFECT OF PRIVACY AT OUR LUXURY. THE ADVANTAGES I'M AIMING FOR IS IT IS 100% LEGAL AS IN NO ONE CAN TELL RIGHT OFF THAT I HAVE TINT IT LOOKS VERY NORMAL TILL YOU HOP IN AND I TURN IT ON OR ADJUST IT THEN BEING EITHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE VISIBILITY RATE CAN BE NOTICED, IT CAN BE ADJUSTED DURING MY DRIVE RUNNING ERRANDS OR IF I END UP SITTING IN TRAFFIC UNDER DIRECT HOT & BRIGHT SUNLIGHT OR EVEN JUST PARKED AT A OPEN PUBLIC PARK, BEACH, WHATEVER... I CAN GO FROM 0%-100% INSTANTLY BY A FLIP A MAIN SWITCH, THEN BE ADJUSTED LIKE A HOUSEHOLD DIMMER KNOB ALLOWING FOR PERFECT PRIVACY OR SAFETY TO VISIBILITY DRIVING WHILE TRYING TO BLOCK OUT SUNLIGHT OR UNWANTED NOSEY PEOPLE PEEKING IN WHILE PARKED. HEY IF WE WANT TO GET MORE INTO IT AND COMPLICATED YET MORE TO LUXURY WE CAN ADJUST EACH WINDOW SEPERATELY! Ex.: I WANT/NEED THE FRONT WINDOW I SAY AROUND 60% & 5 OTHER WINDOWS MAYBE 15% BECAUSE I AM SITTING IN SLOW TRAFFIC DURING THE PEAK OF THE DIRECT SUNLIGHT AT SUN DOWN AS I'M SURE ANYONE WHO DRIVES OFTEN EXPERIENCED THAT IT CAN BE VERY BLINDING AND DANGEROUS AS YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THE RED TRAFFIC LIGHT OR PEDESTRIAN, ETC... THEN I GUESS AS WE TRAFFIC START MOVING AND THE SUN IS NOW GONE IT IS DARK NIGHT, I CAN SAFELY ADJUST THE VISIBILITY TO ANY OR ALL WINDOWS...SEE COMPARED TO A ONE TIME DEAL AFTER HAVING A CERTAIN PERCENT TINT INSTALLED ON YOUR WINDOWS WHERE NO MATTER WHAT IT IS ALWAYS THE SAME, BUT WORSENS AS WINDOWS GET DIRTY IT GETS LESS VISIBLE TILL YOU GET CHANCE WASH THE WINDOWS OR PEEL/STRIP YOUR TINT WHICH WILL BE COSTLY & OFTEN MESSY. IN HAWAII IT IS FINED $250+COURT FEES+TAX, ETC. PER EACH WINDOW!!! MEANING IF YOU GOT LESS THAN 35% PERCENT LIGHT RATING ON THE MEASURE TOOL USED ON 5 OUT OF YOUR 6 WINDOWS = DAAYUUMNNN EXPENSIVE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ LOSS. AND IF YOU ARE CAUGHT HAVING EVEN MORE THEN THE 4INCH VISOR AND/OR THE WHOLE FRONT WINDSHIELD ITS FEDERAL OFFENSE AND ITS NOT GOOD... I DON'T EVEN KNOW OR WANNA FIND OUT EITHER.I HOPE I WAS AS BEST AS POSSIBLE CLEAR TO WHAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE. SORRY IF IT KIND OF LONG BUT DETAILS IS VERY IMPORTANT, AND I AM OPEN MINDED TO WHATEVER ANYONE CAN PUT ON THE TABLE IN IDEAS OR CONCEPTS TO THIS. NO WORRIES, JUST SHARE WHAT YOU THINK OR WHAT CAN BE DONE. PRETTY AWESOME IDEA RIGHT???? I HOPE TO GAIN SEVERAL IDEA CONCEPTS, DESIGN OR WHATEVER THEN MAYBE WE CAN FIGURE THE MOST EFFICIENT WELL ROUNDED BENEFICIAL TO PRODUCE. ** THANX FOR YOUR TIME

Question by KrAx   |  last reply


Could I download Netflix streaming movies?

It's great that I can use Netflix instant streaming to watch movies and tv episodes online, but been wondering if it would be possible to also download instant streaming  Netflix movies or tv shows to computer. If any of you guys tried to download or save Netflix streaming movies to computer, is there any real possibility to also download movies from Netflix ? Would appreciate any ideas on this.

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Clamps make instant tables out of any flat object

The clamps are secretly table legs. Clamp four of them onto a scrap piece of wood and PRESTO! it's a table! A great temporary solution before you put the real legs on, because who wants clamps in their living room? Link

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Need help on 3 fingered Claw modification for instant release

Please look at the following instructable from reference www.instructables.com/id/The-Claw-1/ I need your help in modification of your claw design. I will use very strong springs for instant release of claw. So I need a mechanism which can close the claw gradually but can also release the claw instantly, can you give me hint? Regards

Topic by mojax   |  last reply


2 Minute Meals -- Your favorite breakfast?

2 Minute meals are fun, but in the morning, if you wake up too late, they can become necessity. I've made "oatmeal" in the past, just a little water and some instant oatmeal, in the 'wave for 30 seconds, and its warm. I call it "oatmeal" because its just instant oatmeal suspended in lukewarm water, it doesn't get gelatinous or anything :P What do you do in a hurry?

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


Ammonium nitrate + mortar/pestle = death??

How risky would it be to crush crystalised ammonium nitrate (like in instant cold packs) in a ceramic mortar and pestle?

Topic by Dirtbiker460   |  last reply


Facebook chat for Samsung Gravity 2?

Are there any apps/secrets to use facebook chat on samsung gravity 2? 

Question by NatureBoom21 


Mars' Winch Rides!

Mars hooked up a winch so he could hoist stuff to the ceiling easily, creating instant ceiling storage space. Of course, we had to test it first. For structural strength.

Topic by stasterisk 



Instructables Chatroom?

Just to get it out there, I know forums are like a chatroom. But wouldn't it be neat to have a instant chatroom online, private and public, that way you could collaborate instantly, let me know what you think.

Topic by XOIIO   |  last reply


Ethernet controlled robotic digital camera enhanced telescope? Answered

I keep wondering about how cool it would be if 100s of amateurs trained their robotic telescopes, hooked to the web, on one part of the sky, via commands over the internet from some astronomer who's got a hunch or just spotted a new spot on Venus or whatever. Those 100s of telescopes then took a photo at the exact same instant(or nearly so)and the same spot and then send that photo over the web to some big iron or a BOINC like app that would then crunch all the photos together to get a better picture of that object without having to go to Hawaii or Chile to get a decent shot... instant big lens astronomy?!

Question by pleabargain   |  last reply


cassette tape contest

Exactly how the topic sounds. The best uses for cassettes either as containers for sneaky electronics or some creative use for the electronics in a cassette player. (new ideas to store all your Kenny Rodgers tapes are instant DQ!)

Topic by sciman1   |  last reply


Is April International Ramen Month or something? Answered

Why were there two different ramen-themed forum topics created in the past three days?https://www.instructables.com/community/Whats-your-favorite-brand-of-instant-noodles/https://www.instructables.com/community/Ramen-Noodles/

Question by kelseymh   |  last reply


How Google Talk's popularity changed over time, from it's begining?

Also compared to other IM's in the world. Links to surveys highly welcome, but not to those that suggest 4k users worldwide. Not quite belive them.

Question by Dzwiedziu   |  last reply


Restore apps with iPhone back-up? Answered

My mum just got a new iPhone after her old one broke, we had backed it up the instant before she went to hand it in to be repaired. When we synced it, it only installed all the music but no apps! Please help! Thanks, Flannel UK

Question by NatNoBrains   |  last reply


Slang?

So i was on AIM(instant messenger) last night and my friends were saying all this slang like. Well i can't think off any but a few were like btw which i Don't know what it is! But anyways can people post as many slang abbreviations as they can cause i don't know any slang words.

Topic by Easy Button   |  last reply


using TSOP4838 in anti-collision line follower

i want to use IR sensors with emitter part ( IR led ) - calibrated with an IC timer to give 38KHZ IR signal - mounted side by side - not face to face like the counter module - to the receiver part ( TSOP4838 ) which will turn on once something reflect the IR signal back to the receiver. [ the default is that IR signals will go straight forever without being seen by the receiver ]. I've followed the steps of a circuit using IR sensor in an object counter module it included transistors to be triggered instantly as described http://i.stack.imgur.com/Qhoy8.jpg the problem is that it gives an instant pulse to trigger the 7-segment display. but in here i don't need it to be instant. how could i implement it to make the LED bright as long as i block the path [ not instantly ]. and to be off whenever there's no object in front of the robot

Question by superdz 


Suggestion To Upgrade STATS Display

Glad to see STATS tab back in the info box that appears for all instructables!  Did anyone else miss it?  Wouldn't it be great if the "daily views" could be placed on the front page of this box?  Instead of making us click one more time, an instant display would be an improvement, IMHO. Check it out.

Topic by Creativeman   |  last reply


Pulsejet engine turbulence model

Hello everyone i have conducted several pulsejet engine tests but today i tried to simulate a pulseejet engine in Ansys fluent 14.0 and here it is. This is a K-e model. The peak pressure at the instant of combustion was 2.5atm. The maximum velocity reached is about 800m/s and the peak temp was about 3000K.

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im 12 and i taing my girlfriend to the movies tommorow and we plan to makeout then but im not sure what to do?

I eed to know what to do me and her have no idea how to makout and we want to tommorow but we dont know what to do. im taking her tommorow i need instant feedback please

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iPhone apps not loading! Answered

 The iphone 3Gs is amazing. But 3 days into it, with only a dozen apps downloaded, more than half of the apps dont load. They pop up for an instant and immediately close out. Only a few work. I've tried removing an app. I've tried restarting it. No dice. Any suggestions?

Question by DELETED_M4industries   |  last reply


More help with movie props

You guys were so helpful on my last query I thought I'd try again. I'm look for a way to provide an instant of sparks and smoke to 2 of the jet thrusters on my movie prop. The thrusters are made from the insides of several large twist on wire connectors. They were perfect for the job. Attached are pics of my Space Segway. I know they haven't released this model yet.

Topic by kentek   |  last reply


Instructables Friends List!

I've been a member of this site for a while, and I've noticed that some of the users here are very close. Wouldn't it be cool if each user could have a list of the other members of the community that they interact with the most?Perhaps it could be linked to the new chat room, or go even further and create an easier PM system much like some popular instant-messaging programsPost your thoughts on the matter, would you use it?

Topic by Firebert010   |  last reply


Polaroid battery hack

I am looking to use a Polaroid for an art project and I want to get a long-lasting battery in the camera. It is one of the good old polaroids that has the battery in the bottom of the film cassette. Since these are only meant to last about as long as however many shots you take, I will need a way to put in a stronger (possibly rechargeable) battery. Any ideas?

Topic by jacco1997   |  last reply


How to change CMOS to CCD on a DSLR. I'm adamant this is possible.?

There are many pros and cons to both CMOS and CCD respectively, but I'd like to experiment with the two anyway, involving hacking a DSLR camera, which hosts a CMOS image sensor (which uses rolling shutter) and changing this to a CCD (which is an instant shutter). As well as the technical changes, would there be other things to consider, like programming within the DSLR?

Question by spreaddapoo   |  last reply


Antique Bicycle, Human Sonar, The Linear Clock

Antique Bicycle Human Sonar The Linear Clock Learn Business Card Throwing DIY Gorilla Pod Make Whimsical Furniture Kids Riding Crane Gourmet Chocolate Truffles Kill Bedbugs With Christmas Lights Instant Limoncello Cardboard Cryptex Vault $3 Xbox Kinect TV Mount Remove Vinyl Tiles With Dry Ice Challenging Bolt Puzzle Build a Printing Press

Topic by randofo