Jewelry Box Kits

I'm looking for feedback from the DIY crafting/woodworking community. I'd like to know what you all think of our artisan designed jewelry box kits. I've looked around and what I've seen in this market is pretty slim pickin's. Our kits don't require a shop full of tools, just what the average homeowner might have in his/her tool chest. There is also a short list of supplies. The kits require no cutting or power tools at all. The things that are required are self confidence, a sense of excellence and attention to detail. Our company is called Ready To Build. I have designed every box and we make absolutely everything in-house. It would be great if you would check out the website and give us any feedback or ask questions. Thanks!

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jewelry box fittings

I am making my daughter a wooden jewelry box and want to spiff it up with brass fittings - corners, edges, etc. I can't find a supplier. All local stores have cabinet fittings ( drawer pulls, hinges, etc.). Any suggestions? If I bought thin brass sheets would I need special tools to make my own fittings? i want nice sharp 90 degree angles and curved edges.

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Can't post my video

I've been trying to post a video and I've tried probably six times but so far, no luck. It's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFDi6796sjE It's associated with my new jewelry box kit business, Ready To Build  and I'd love to get feedback from the DIY community about my idea!

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hexagonal box design?

Looking for tips for efficient design of wooden hexagonal boxes, bottoms, and lids.  Jewelry boxes, canisters, etc.  How to clamp for glue or air brads - I'm thinking a hexagonal jig, but that's potentially a lot of jigs for different-size boxes.

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Ballerina Jewelry Box Project

Hello, I am interested in creating a jewelry box for my niece. The idea is to laser-cut a custom box which I think I can find templates of online and create an SVG file with some art for the laser cutter. I plan to 3D print a ballerina as well. I initially thought of running the electronics with Arduino - but prefer to keep it simple.  I want to have a custom song/melody playing - I was thinking of perhaps some sort of a recording/playback speaker where I can record the song initially and then have it play back - ideas? For simplicity - do you think it is possible to run a simple circuit with a couple AA/AAA batteries, a hinge control (ideas for something that will do the trick and act as a switch are very much welcome too), a speaker, and some sort of a stepper motor/servo to spin the ballerina. I would love to get some ideas and supplies from you. This should be a pretty straightforward, simple project but I don't have much electronic experience and am not sure what to search to find the technology I need. Thank you, KoMoDo

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Wire Wrapping Kits

I can make you a kit for any of my wire jewelry projects. I have the nest and the basic cab kits already, since I teach those, but I can assemble what you need for any of my wire jewelry instructables. Gemstones will be whatever is in my studio at the time, though you can tell me what kinds of things you like. This will hopefully take the anxiety out of not knowing how to get started. Kits usually cost about $3o - $40 plus shipping. Just contact me through instructables if you want one.

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Elegant Black Sunflower Pendant Jewelry Making Tutorial Kit

I am selling jewelry making kits. This Black Sunflower Pendant Jewelry Making Kit also includes instructions how to create the necklace. Learning how to make the pendant you could also use it as bracelets or earrings.  Kit includes black pearls, bicone crystals, seed beads and beading thread. Visit here or PM me if you're interested. 

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Craft project ideas for hospitalized patients

The mission of The Crafting for Charity Club is to assist other charitable organizations and nonprofit groups by providing craft skills education and organizing the creation of handmade arts and crafts. That being said, we have been asked to make craft kits and teach craft skills to bed ridden patients at a local hospital. This will be a long-term thing for us and we need as many ideas as we can get. Another thing we need to consider is projects for parents to work on with their kids. We've got the following ideas so far: scrapbook kits crocheting knitting card making embroidery/cross stitch making games jewelry We've been told we could even make playdough and silly putty! While we have general ideas, we could use as much help as we can get for specific instructions. This isn't something we're going to sell these things, they are purely for use in charitable purposes. That being said, we will likely post our patterns in our members only section of our website.

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how to make a one piece gift box?

Is there a simple way to make a one piece jewelry gift box?

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Our biggest and best Jewelry Contest ever is starting on 4/15!

We've selected some fabulous prizes from Otto Frei and Rio Grande and we cannot wait to see all the amazing jewelry our community will create! Prizes include premium and simple jewelry making kits, mini drill presses with drill bit sets, and wire wrapping kits. The Jewelry Contest is open April 15th through June 10th. We're looking for creative jewelry instructables including metalworking, ceramics, wire wrapping, 3D printed jewelry, mixed media, beading, and more! Head over to the contest page to get all the details.

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Road Trip Survival Kit

Hi everyone, Here's the deal. In a few weeks I'll be leading my church drama team on a road trip. Not just a small trip but 1300 MILES / or at least 21 hours. Me, one other adult, and 12 teens. I know I'm going to want some essential items in a road trip survival kit, but I'm taking suggestions. Pepto, Tylenol, Ibuprophen, duct tape. . . It's 12 against 2, help! (And if it's not coming across, I mean for the sanity sake. Altoid survival tins and a maintaince tool box will of course come.)

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Olopede - Functucational Electronics Kits

Hey Instructabalonians! Zachninme and I have been working on starting a company for makers who want to get more out of building awesome things - a kit company for makers who want to learn. We bring you: olopede! "We're the family of insects bringing education back to DIY Electronics. olopede kits are specifically designed to make the oh-so-familiar "black box" kits, parts, and widgets "transparent" to the inquisitive mind. Not only do our kits deeply encourage an understanding of fundamental electrical engineering concepts, but they also challenge the hacker to design circuits that suit his or her needs using a combination of the kits and concepts that we supply. Our kits are designed to demonstrate interesting applications of electronics AND serve to be readily understood by those dabbling in the field. By making our kits interesting and didactic, we hope to engender interest and understanding in not only electronics, but also technology and engineering in general. " We want to make open-source kits that encourage learning the fundamentals in both analog and digital electroncs, as opposed to kits that encourage quick soldering in exchange for a finished black box.  As a maker, you'll be given a PCB with an easy-to-read layout, non-magical components that we can quickly teach you to understand wholly, and several sources of support including full documentation and learner's manual. We've got four awesome kits ready for PCB prototyping including a Turing Machine, The 'oloduino', 'Fungen' - an analog function generator, and 'The Ampliflier' - an analog amplifier, but we need some help with funding!  We set up a project on Kickstarter, where you can trade donations for various rewards depending on how much you donate.  The rewards include free stickers, thank you's, kits, access to our GITHUB repository where we keep all of our files, lessons, a day with us, and a metal sculpture of your favorite arthropod!  The most awesome reward by far, though, is the birth of olopede - a company interested in propagating maker culture by educating the next generation of makers. If you're interested in learning more about olopede - or helping us get the ball rolling - you can check out our Kickstarter page here, or our website @ http://olopede.net. Keep the awesome coming! - Josh and Zach edit:  You can really help us out by spreading the word.  Join our facebook page or follow us on twitter!

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How to make natural flower jewelry? Answered

I have searched everywhere and cannot get any info on this. I am trying to get instructions on aking real (natural) rose & natural flower and leaf jewelry. I have seen these for sale, but there is never any info on how to do it. They are still in their 3d shape and some even remain soft and pliable. I think it is down with resin , poly resin, or acrylic. An example can be seen at: www.firemountain.com after you reach the website, in the search box enter item # H20-7497JW I am also posting a photo for you to see. As I said, there is NOTHING on any sites with instructions. Thanks so much, Patti Meadows

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Custom-song music box

So I'd like to make my girlfriend a small box that plays music when opened. Now, with a little wind-up mechanical music box, that wouldn't be too difficult. Problem is, those have a limited selection of songs and custom ones are astronomically priced. So I figure I could make one similar to this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Sophies-Music-Box-Light-Show-and-Jewelry-Box/ Minus the light show. Issue is, I don't know what the limitations of that are, and I have never worked with arduino. I have cursory knowledge of electronics and I can do a fair bit of soldering. Question is: How feasible is it? Having never worked with arduino, will I have to completely design my own code or are there already resources out there to help me?

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DIY Jib Crane Kit

It's been years since I've posted here, but I have an idea that might benefit those who like to make short films on an indie budget.  I've had a design for an all-aluminum and stainless DIY jib crane kit that I could sell for under $180. It would have full ball-bearing movement and axes that can be locked. The kit would come with all of the hardware and parts except for the tripod and the aluminum rails, which every home depot and lowes sell (1"x1"x6-10' box aluminum). I would supply templates for the holes.  I'm in college now and without a machine shop, but I know of a shop that could mill the parts out for enough money to allow me to offer the kit for a nominal fee.  Keep in mind that there really is not a kit or crane out there that can lift 20-30lbs (and be completely waterproof) for under $350. Most cranes are even more than that.  Before I put the details of the plan on paper, I need to know if there's a market for something like this, because the initial investment is a few hundred dollars and the shop doesn't do small runs. Parts would be 100% CNC'd and anodized for a nominal fee.  My questions: -Where and who should I market this to? -What forums would have an audience that this would appeal to? Any help is appreciated, I'm not so much into videography as I am into making photography equipment. 

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where can you get altoids boxes?

 instead of purchasing in a publix, where else could you get altoid boxes for free????

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Minimalist survival kit help

I'm looking at a new prospective for a survival kit. I have an I.N.C.H. bag that i use camping. While I can pack it down to almost nothing, I dont use many of the bigger items. I was looking for ways to essentially minimize my bag. While I'm experience with the great outdoors, the minimalist aproach is a relitivly new concept to me. I want to base the kit on the ten essentials. I live in a harsh enviroment so I'd likely not be changing my shelter much. The shelter is already pretty basic.  This is my must-have gear: Map, Compass, Sunglasses, Extra clothing (a skivvy roll and what I'm wearing plus my hoody and ponchos), Illumination (Preferably no batteries), First-aid supplies, Firestarter, Matches, Knife and Extra food. My current sleep system is as follows: Medium Weather sleeping bag with compression sac, Compact collapsible cot, Goretex bivvy sac, Sleeping role and Grommeted space blanket. I'm more worried about weight than size. I will likely switch the cot for a hammock because it's pretty sizey and the metal rods make half the weight of the system. For food I was thinking keep my hobo stove and boyscout mess kit but im considering adding a hobo fishing rig. My current fishing kit is a multi function compact pole with a fly reel and spin cast reel. While very light weight it takes up some space. About 1.5'x8"x4" roughly. any ideas on additions or subtractions for the kit? I'm mostly trying to reduce weight. I'm strong but lugging around a ruck sack takes more than a simple backpack with this and that.  Any ideas are apreciated. I don't need a whole lot to live comfortably in the woods. The picture is of my I.N.C.H. bag pack in to my freighter frame. The black box is the fishing kit, the blue sac is the cot. Inside the pack is the sleeping bag bulging out. It's Probably my biggest item and in this pic is not in its compression sac as the sac was 'misplaced' while moving. I guess I'm asking for advise on downsizing the I.N.C.H. bag...

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Make awesome jewelry out of household objects

If you want to make something cool for yourself, you can use some household items and your imagination to create some amazing things. Anni Albers did just that several decades ago and you can now get kits to recreate them. Or maybe just dig around in your drawers and see what you can make with what you already have. Make Like Anni Albers, Turn Household Objects into Dazzling Fashion Statements

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Please Help Me with a Project

Hi:) So I'm pretty new to all the electronics stuff.  The extent of my training includes the Flashing LED heart kit from Radio Shack (I did have to solder some stuff). I have also done one other project with LEDs. Anyways, I'm trying to make this without my boyfriend's help.  He has had to help me with the others because this stuff goes over my head.. Anyways, I want to take a wooden box (like from Hobby Lobby) and put LEDs in it.  Initially I wanted it to work just by opening the lid, but since that seems kind of difficult, I would also accept a switch... SO, how do I do it? What kind of power would I need? Say I use 10 LEDs? Is that too many or what? I know I didn't mention the size of the box but I haven't bought one yet.  I don't want to start a fire, therefore, I'm not sure if the wall outlet (AC?) power is right or not. I appreciate your help in advance.

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LED lighting help?!

I am in the process of building a jewelry armoire / box / chest (whatever you wish to call it) and I am wanting to add just two LED's that will come on when the door is opened on the jewelry box and they will go off when the door is closed. Having novice skills in electronics and handyman skills in woodworking I was wondering what I would need to accomplish this and if it could be battery powered...

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Ruby amp 9v DIY guitar amp

The Ruby amp (by Runoffgroove.com) is quite simply the best 9v guitar amp on the planet. Ruby has many shades of sparkly clean all the way up to a great, natural overdrive. Because of its small size and low power consumption its perfect for building your own cigar box amp or mounting into a guitar pedal enclosure. If you have never done a diy electronics project then this is a great way to get started.  The kit comes all the parts you need  - pcb, resistors, caps, jacks, led, 9v battery snap and instruction sheet. Also I have added a couple of parts that you never seem to get included in commercial kits - a toggle switch and a dc jack (so you can run off a wallwart). Its fun, educational and at the end of the buid you have a real great sounding amp that can be used for busking, practicing in the park or for homerecording with a microphone. There are plenty of small output LM386 kits out there - only the Ruby is a real guitar amp as it has a jfet input buffer and a real gain control - oh and thers mods that can be done :) check it out at www.rubyamp.com - heaps of videos and sound samples cheers

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Roland Picza PIX-30 3D Scanner?

I recently bought a Roland ColorCamm PC-600 Color Vinyl Printer/Cutter for my business at an auctions, and in the bottom of the box of supplies with it, we found a Roland Picza PIX-30 3D Scanner. I have NO IDEA what to use it for, but paid good money for the lot and dont want to let it go to waste. I found it online at a Jewelry Supply company for $3400 brand new. Any ideas what its for? (Besides creating accurate 3D models of objects)? What use is it to me? Who would have a use for it? Should I just sell it?

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I desperately need empty tins and cigar boxes to use for science kits. Can anyone help me?

I'm a retired educator - I run workshops entitled I'm a scientist - for parents AND their children.

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Aliens Power Loader, Homemade Kit Kat, Indestructable Binder

Aliens Power Loader Homemade Kit Kat Indestructible Binder Peach Bottle Cap Portrait Kenny Doorstop LED Zippo Flashlight NES Projects Simple Wedding Appetizers Jumping Bass Cake Clean Your Amp Controls Shop Tools Programmable Music Box Soda Can Rings Control TV With a Phone 1950s iPod Speaker

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Gilding a ...Wasp?

I have a  vision for a project but am unsure what would be the best means of achieving it.  When I was a kid, I had a bug collection. My grandfather found a perfectly preserved wasp in his garage and saved it for me in a plastic syrup bottle lid. Over the decades all my other insect specimens crumbled (I was a kid, so I just had them loose in a school box without proper mounts) but this wasp is STILL intact and perfect inside the syrup cap more than 20 years later! My grandfather was very special to me, and I was toying with the idea of somehow metal plating this wasp to turn it into a pendant. I have no experience with metal working and don't own the stuff to do it, but i'm open to purchasing materials if my goal even seems realistic.  It is a fragile exoskeleton, which probably limits what I can do in terms of casting  I have wondered about brush coating it with fiberglass resin (to strengthen it) and then painting it with gold leaf, but many of the faux gold leaf paints out there are pretty crappy looking.   Fearing I might just end up destroying the wasp, I've also thought maybe I should just get a Ryker mount and hang him with the rest of my legit insect collection, though it is not posed properly and is likely waaaaaay too old to be re-relaxed for posing. If any experienced jewelry makers, gold leaders, or entomologists have thoughts on how to successfully gild this wasp (or why not to), I welcome your ideas! Thanks in advance.

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Very basic electronics kits for 2 yearolds!?

My 2 year old daughter appears to enjoy the very basic geeky things that she's gotten her hands on so far.  Things like plugging headphones into the iPad to listen to music; building things with large Lego blocks; turning torches on and off; playing with little remote-controlled-cars etc etc. I'd like to see how she gets on with some sort of basic "electronics kit" which allows her to experiment a little while teaching her some very basic principals (like circuits require both a power source and a load). All existing electronics kits I've seen would be way to advanced for her.  For example, she's years away from being able to understand what "completing a circuit" means (i.e. any kits which require you to connect both a negative and positive cable from power source to actuator would be way to abstract for her). I'm thinking of making her a very, very basic "electronics kit".  Each component would be in its own little tinted, semi-transparent box. There would be several "sources" of electrical power (small battery pack, PV cells, little hand-cranked dynamo etc).  Each source module would have a single large DC socket to send power to another module.  Each source would produce about 3 volts and would have short-circuit protection. There would be several "actuator" modules like a lamp, motor, door bell, volt meter, radio etc.  These modules would each have a single small DC socket. Cables would have a large DC socket on one end and a small DC socket on the other.  The use of large DC sockets on the power source modules and small DC sockets on the actuator modules should make it mechanically impossible to create a "wrong" circuit (like connecting a battery pack to a  PV cell). And maybe some basic "control" modules like a switch, light-operated switch, oscillator etc.  Each  control module would have both a small DC socket (power input) and a large DC socket (power output to actuator). Each class of module (actuator, controller, power source) would have its own colour. My first question is: does a similar kit exist for purchase? If not, I'll make the kit for my daughter, unless anyone has good evidence that such a project would still be way to advanced for a 2 year old.  Of course, I'll start with the real basics like just a battery module, switch, light and two cables to see how she gets on with it.

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What would you recommend for an Arduino starter kit? Answered

I have €60 =~ $79 / £50 to spend on an arduino and stuff to use with it as an introduction to electronics. I've looked around at other starter kits and so far, I plan to get: An arduino Deumillanove, A breadboard Jumper wire a few piezo elements, 5 x blue, 5x red, 5 x green LEDs, 2 x RGB LEDs. LOGIC, SHIFT REGISTER 8-BIT, 16DIP (how many of these will I need) So far that costs about €50 from ie.farnell.com. Are there any better places to buy from in Ireland? I have some motors with gear boxes and potentiometers that I used for school projects which I can recycle. I know that I'll need resistors but I don't know how many of which resistances. Is there anything else like sensors etc. that I might need or you think would be fun or good to learn with? I dont mind extending the budget if I have to. Thanks a lot in advance :D

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How to make birth kit for under developed world?

PROBLEM: More than half the women in Nigeria give birth at home aided by birth attendants, who often lack appropriate sterile equipment. This can lead to infection, endangering the lives of mothers and their newborn babies. Nigeria’s infant mortality rate is 33 out of 1,000 births, more than five times the infant mortality rate of the United States. HOW WE CAN HELP: Creating a clean birth kits with mums-to-be , we will reduce health problems related to unsterile birthing practices. These kits should provide the essential tools to ensure safe and sterile conditions at the time of birth, minimising the risk of infection and further health complications for mothers and newborn babies. Sterile surgical scissors - Umbilical Clamps - Bulb Syringe (for removing excess mucus from the baby’s airways) - Biodegradable waste bag - Cardboard Bedpan - Feminine Maternity pads for sanitary use - Towel - Pack of Wet Wipes - Pack of Sterile Antibiotic Wipes - A Solar Powered Light Source or Torch - Clean Water in a Bottle - A Food source to raise Blood Sugar Levels during birth - Waterproof Sheet - Plastic box to contain it all - An instructional visual based Guide on how to use all of the equipment provided Kindly give advice on how to create components of a low cost birth kit for under deserved communities which live below $2/day 

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Can a stick welder Weld aluminium ??

My dad has a mig welder and i dont want to buy a gas kit for that so ive been thinking of buying a cheap stick welder WIll it be able to weld aluminium angle or box aluminium

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what are you getting for christmas? tools?

Just wondering what you guys are getting for christmas. is there any new cool tools out? cheap? i am getting the dremel stylus, by the way is it good? i am also getting a tool box kit. (soldering iron, pliers, etc)

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OFFICIAL RULES - Weekly Make It Challenge: Box

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The object of the Contest is to create a new Instructable that uses the term 'box' in any way. Eligibility. 1.THE CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO, AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE SPONSOR SITE, WHO ARE AT LEAST THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OLD, AND ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BUT EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO), CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA), UNITED KINGDOM, OR AUSTRALIA. 1.If you are a minor, meaning that you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction (currently 18 or 19 in most U.S. states and provinces of Canada and Australia, and, for the UK, 16 in Scotland and 18 in most other parts of the United Kingdom), you must obtain permission from your parent or legal guardian, and your parent or legal guardian must consent to these Rules as if he or she were an entrant, before you submit an entry. 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How do you make homemade Tarn-X for silver or gold?

Wanting to remove tarnish from silver jewelry box but don't have any Tarn-X in my cleaning supplies, just wandering if there is a quick,easy, safe way to remove tarnish without going and buying something, it would be a plus if it was a cheaper than Tarn-X...THANKS!!!

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Can I use a simple, older, digital camera w/out a tripod to take pictures of small objects like jewelry in a light box? Answered

I am not familiar with photography other than the "point and click" action.  My extended family is starting to do craft items and we would like to know how to take pictures of our work to put on our website.  I have researched the various light boxes etc but can't find out much about which camera to use.  I have the only camera which is  the Kodak EasyShare C653.  (Probably a dinosaur).  My daughters and granddaughters have usual iphones, android (types) etc and they take pictures with them.  Even my Great Grandson (2years old) takes pics accidentally (I think it's by accident but who knows. :)

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Halloween Gingerbread House

$5-$10 Gingerbread House kits.... I highly recommend NOT buying one. Not only are they not flammable... They taste bad, difficult to assemble AND they don't come with the parts to make it just like on the box....This was one sad sad house -- so we put it out of its misery... Just thought I'd share...http://www.primitiveengineering.com/blog/?p=47 <-- Some videos in there...

Topic by trebuchet03 


DIY MIDI converter for drum signals?

Hello, I am trying to build a Electric drum set, I have an acoustic kit right now, And piezo buzzers. I would like to know how to convert the voltage coming out of the piezos to a MIDI signal, To run into a synth with drum sets on board. Is there any DIY way or cheap little box to convert it to any selected channel? So, if you have any experience or knowledge on this subject? If so please answer!! Thank you!!!            

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I need to build a special &quot;box&quot; for an alert response system?

I would like to use an Arduino, but a parallax or a Vellman kit, etc would work to... Need usb connectivity for programming...easy i know. But i have a total of 20 momentary switches at different stations. I need one box at a front desk (i'll need to go full custom, laser cut, nice graphics, etc..so if you have a really good reference for front panel production and panel parts..buttons, leds, etc...) I will eventually build 20 of these for each of their locations. but basically here is what is HAS to do... station user presses and releases button LED on front desk box lights up LED stays lite until the button next to the LED is pressed...as in killing the request for help or acknowledging it...no response notification to the station needed. What I would LIKE to have happen... station user presses and releases button system generates a signal to play a recorded audio clip custom for each button "Attention Needed at Repair Bay 1" the LED on the control box lights up for 5 seconds, along with a one or 2 quick (not loud) beep from a pezio speaker like the little tiny ones i have a ton of from pc's etc. after 5 seconds...if not responded to by pressing the control box "response button" by the specific LED, then it will flash for 15 seconds or so and then beep 5 times and do this over and over for 1 minute until responded to, in not after 1 min, either the standard flashing ot a rapid flash starts...until responded to. A Scrolling LED display with the Stations ID (station Name), one after another that are still in the "Que" until responded to.... i need an answer fast....and im putting myself out there...i need is fast like as done weeks ago....this was thrown in my lap at last min and i'm the solution/fix-it/invent-it guy and that is just where i am in this...i am willing to pay what i can to have someone help with this....

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skull hinge thingie

Hey y'all, gotta question: I have a plastic human skull and I want to make it into a jewelry box/something creepy.  But anyway, the top half of the skull came off easy and I put a small hinge at the back of the skull... now my problem.  I want to have something that will keep the top open until I'm ready to close it... thoughts?  Any and all help will be greatly appreciated be safe be inspired

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How do I remove rust from threaded hitch holes in a box frame? Answered

I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty and the correct hitch and mounting hardware (bolts and washers).  Unfortunately, the holes in the frame are very rusted from the 8 years of driving without a hitch.  I can't even get the bolts to seat properly.  I checked and made sure that they are the right bolts for the vehicle.  I tried a thread cleaner kit from a local garage but wasn't able to make any progress.  Soaked the holes with WD-40 but still no luck.  I can't put a nut and washer on the other side because it's a box frame.  I'm debating using a brass bristle brush on a drill to try to clean it out but that could ruin the threads.  Any ideas?

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(newsletter) TV-B-Gone kit, LED Bike Jacket, Tetrahedral Kite...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Get the LED Out! Contest - Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs, and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Mother's Day Contest - Help decide who wins a Singer sewing machine! Vote now! The winners of the Epilog Challenge have been announced! See who won the Epilog Zing laser, and gift certificates for lasercutting by Ponoko!Coming next week...Show us an amazing sound-related project, and win an awesome set of hand-built custom speakers in our upcoming Art of Sound Contest! Make Your Own Laptop Skin Light for Life: Glowing Button Cycling Jacket TV-B-Gone Kit Make a Wire Wrapped Ring Make it glow, and win Monkeylectric lights! See who won the laser cutter! No-Solder, Funny Robot in Minutes Make Your Own 29er Bicycle! Stirling Engine Rotating LED Throwies Fancy Steampunk Blunderbuss Rifle Joule Thief Night Light Tweet-a-watt - the Twittering Power Meter Cheap Light Box Fly a Bell Tetrahedral Kite Vote for your favorites! Get the grill ready! Turning a Wine Bottle into an Oil Bottle Homemade Ripstik / Waveboard Planter from Pallets, No Nail Pull Method The Sigh Collector Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 


How to fasten wheels on axle of a home made cart?

Have seen wheels at the local big box stores.. how can I use those?  What parts do I need.. axle, spacer, wheel.. and what holds the wheel on?   Son is wanting help on a project and I don't understand.   Are there kits somewhere that have 'all' the pieces?  Is there a vid with detail steps?  Thank you.

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Filtering?

There has got to be a way to filter the new items or searches because it's getting ridiculous. I was just on the new featured instructables and out of the 30 on the first page there were 10 food related, 2 toy related and 2 jewelry related. There were others I'm not interested in but come on.... Toys? Jewelry? FOOD?!?! Especially food. Shouldn't they be on a food site? I don't see how they really belong on a DIY site. I will probably have to live with that but isn't there some way I can filter these things out? I tried using a minus   -food   in the search box and it returned ONLY food articles. I also found another question similar to mine that required using Greasemonkey add-on which I installed but the link to the java script file it needs doesn't work anymore. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Can anyone tell me if they know where to buy a small solar heater kit.

Hi there,   I am looking to plug in a small convection heater and need power.  No electricity etc.  Was hoping for some company that has small units.  I am not looking to power a house so those guys that do this from home depo only for example would just hang up on me.  And I need larger than an i pod or cell phone charger.  Thanks a whole heep and I sure do hope someone knows about this.  For example you go camping or use a van and want to stay warm n toasty and do not want to make too much by scratch. Looking for a collecter that I could mount to van or car or lay in the grass.  With the wire and a plug to plug the heater into.  I have not found out the wattage of the heater yet its for sale at Bed bath beyond.  Do not think they are going to look in box some specks are outside sometimes.  If you know of solar heaters that have thier own collectors that would be good too.  MusicofJesusishope@gmail.com                                                     

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Electro-former- Need plans for building an electro-former. Had 1 in tackle box / plastic garbage can for vat years ago.

I need plans to build a new electro-former. Built 1 years ago as a BFA student at N.I.U. It was so cool. The main unit and rheostat  were in a plastic tackle box and a plastic garbage can was the vat. This was used for heavy plating over sculpted wax. Unfourtanly, it had corroded while in storage. and I had to throw it out. I will be using it to add to me jewelry line. I can also provide step - by - step tutorial to post on this sight. Oh, this is used outside under a covered building.. no need to worry about a scavenger for fumes.                                                            Thanks for your help and ideas!      

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~! Knex For Sale !~

Ok So I Have Many Knex Kits For Sale Although I Am Not Leaving Knex Fully Still I Am Cutting Down My Collection And selling Most Of My Knex So I Am Wanting To Sell The Following Kits : • Starburst Spinner • Cool Machines Rally Sport • Pirate Ship Park • Orange County Choppers ( The Green One ) • Blue Creator Set (#42001 In Blue Storage Box) • Yellow Set (#43010 In Yellow Storage Box) I Also Have A Box Full of Spares So If You Want a Certain Piece E.g. • Cogs • Balls • Panels • Roller Coaster Track holders • Wheels • All Types of Rods And Connectors • Bendy Rods • Motors • Chain • Any Others You Want Ill See If I Have Them • I Also Have A Couple Of Men Oh And For The Rods And Connectors Say If You Want Metallic’s Of Normal’s E.g. White Rods can Have White, Silver And Black, So Comment On What You Want Then Name A Price /An Offer If You Want Spare Parts Say What Part You Want Also, Quantity, Colour And Also Add A Price / An Offer I Live In England But I Will Post Out Of England Like To USA But The Postage Price May Be High Dependant On the Weight All Offers Are Welcome Happy Buying Knex Mad  

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UPS system

Hello every one recently i found a 12v 9000mah battery in my stuff and decided to make sth with it and found out that a UPS system can be good. I want to make a system that can give me power for a short time while I am outdoors so the low amper wont be a problem but I want to make the system with lower cost and better quality so I found out that I had to choose an inverter(12 to 220) which I think a 100w one would work. But my problem is choosing the inverter these are my choices based on my research:An inverter starter kit---------the cheapestAn inverter module(ones without box and fan which are small too)Inverters that are used in cars(ones with a box and fan)----------the most expensive

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Remote control light for bicycle

Here's the scenario and idea. Scenario: MY friends and I have taken up biking, however sometimes we get a little far from each other. My concern is that if one of us blows a tire or something like a chain falls off happens, there is no way to alert whoever is in front to stop. I've tried screaming but only look like a fool to anyone's house we ride by lol. My solution. I would like to build a remote light kit. I would like to have box with a small button (box size hopefully no bigger than 2x2 in) that could send a signal to another box on my friends bike that has a light attached to it so when I press the button (on my box) the light in the box on his bike lights up (therefore signaling him to stop). Dilemma: I know nothing about remote control electronics, as far as I can figure I need some form of transmitter and receiver. Hopefully able to run off of a triple a battery or one of those CR2032 watch batteries. I would need it to be able to send the signal maybe 100 feet (but if it can go further that would be welcome) I'm hoping maybe someone has experience with such items and might be able to suggest something... ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

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Power supply recommendation

I've been trying to collect info and guidance on how to build a portable and minimalistic power supply. I have in the past built other stomp boxes and small amplifiers (PCB kits) but never enough to learn how to read schematics or build from scratch, so I'm looking for something pretty detailed or simple enough. List of the technical and practical requirements: -Steady and safe current output for several hours straight; -Operating voltage: 3-4 to 15-17 volts; -Current: 2-3A; -1 voltage control potentiometer; -1 digital voltmeter; -1 output (1/4 jack); -1 pedal switch input (1/4 jack); -1 status LED; - Possibly external transformer (to keep it smaller and avoid overheating); -No vent holes; I have found similar builds (instuctables and YouTube), but never similar enough to be sure that putting that build in a smaller and sealed box would perform well and not overheat It seems weird to me that I wasn't able to find any kit or project for such a simple build. Below a link to an ideal result example https://thelondontattooconvention.com/suppliers/hard-craft-company-handmade-tattoo-power-supplies/

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How much of an engineer do you have to be to repurpose the tuner from a broken lcd tv to work as a dtv converter?

Can you rewire and connect the tuner part of a broken flat panel tv to a power supply and encase it to use it as a converter box as it can do ota as well as clear qam receiving? This would be a great instructable if I knew about electronics and could solder!

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Will and 8 ohm Speaker work where a 32 ohm Speaker is needed? Answered

I am asking because I bought this sound generator kit that has a 32 ohm speaker with it. But what I ultimately want to do with it is actually have a line out in order to hook up to external amps. The speaker is connected to a 15 ohm resister that is connected to pin 3 of a 555 IC on one side and the other side of the speaker is connected to a 10uf capacitor. The kit is the C4722 10 Note Sound Synthesizer from Chaney Electronics the circuit is similar to one i built and made an instructable for. On that one it has similar parts but the speaker is connected to one 10uf capacitor and negative. Do you think if I omitted the 15 ohm resistor I would be able to connect an 8ohm speaker or a line out? I haven't tried anything yet. And I haven't started to build my box yet since I don't know if am going to have to use the speaker that came with it or if I can modify it they way I desire.

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