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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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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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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Indoor small wood window herb boxes I need some plans. How to make them?

I am trying to make some small window boxes from pine and cedar boards. I want them to be about 12" long and 4"  wide with legs if possible I was thinking of making the ends solid with the legs there but for sides I am thinking solid with design painted on or maybe rail things Help thanks Karen

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Information wanted on "Mongoose Box" plans

Does anyone have plans for a "Mongoose Box/Trap"? This is a rectangular box, looks like a live trap. One end is closed with a cover and when you lift the cover, it whips out a piece of fur or fabric which looks like an animal escaping. This is a really great fun joke to play on people who are curious and unsuspecting.

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secret boxes

Hi! I'm a letterboxer. I bet a lot of Instructable users know what that means. Every year I host a big Halloween event. I'm already in the planning stages for 2015. The theme is Twin Peaks. Mysterious stuff hidden the woods -- perfect. Anyhow... with the idea of building interest ahead of time I had a brainstorm of riffing on the backstory from the actual show that Cooper had been involved in an ongoing investigation long before Laura Palmer's murder. So I'm thinking of using a blog to put out a variety of clues, logic puzzles, visual things, whatever, that will fall into place at the actual event by allowing people to have access to.... to.... I would appreciate references to your favorite "secret box" instructables...things that you would need some code or something to get into. Thanks in advance....

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Building a tall bed

Hi Instructables Community! I need to build a bed with about 2 feet of storage underneath it so I can put my things in boxes and sublet my room!  I am attempting to do this on the cheap, but also want the bed to be sturdy enough to jump on!  My idea is to have four 6x6 bedposts and construct the frame out of 2x6s with a 2x4 running lengthwise and also one running across on the bottom for added support.  And possibly brackets to help reinforce the legs.  I don't have a box spring and am not sure whether use plywood sheets or fence boards for the platform.  Any thoughts on this plan?  Does it sound sturdy?  Also, I am trying to find a way to transport lumber from the building supply store I will buy it from to my house.  If you live in SF and have a truck, I will pay you and make you lunch if you help me out!   Let me know!

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Good Software For Planning Builds

Does anyone know any good software to help with planning builds? Any type of building type software or such, for small projects. I guess 3d modeling is probably what a lot of people use, but it seems like it has a steep learning curve from what I've seen. I was hoping maybe there is a much simpler modeling program out there for, example,  just throwing a quick box/chest together with dimensions etc. 

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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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DIY Pocket hole jig [plans or how to] [for DIY furniture projects]

Pocket hole jigs are really handy for DIY furniture but also expensive. I'm looking for some good plans to make my own with basic tools (hand saws, miter box... that kind of thing) any suggestions?

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A parcel delivery box

I am planning to build a parcel delivery box that would accept large box deliveries from things I order on amazon namely.  The boxes vary in size but I am wondering if anyone would weigh in on how large of a package you think should fit.  I have already decided the drop box will be cut into the wall on the side of my garage where I am relocating my mail slot.  That means it will fit between two studs approximately 16" apart, but the height is open to negotiation.  Thanks guys.

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Solar Light box

Hi, I would like to make a lightbox and charge it from a Solar cell . I saw a 5v ledstrip online , but I am wondering wich battery and wich Solar cell I have to buy? I mean how much voltage en watt does this ledstrip need? Wich diode do I need?  Another question: I want the Solar cell to charge during the day and I need it's power during the night , do I have to do something special with it ? I mean in the most cases you will have the energie richt away, that is not my plan .... I rather not use an on and of switch , I want to use it automaticaly.    I  just started with the diy adventure? Forgive me :)  greetings deborah

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Anyone have plans for building roll out chicken nesting boxes?

Nesting boxes are usually about one cubic foot.  Several hens will use the same box.  Some hens will pick at eggs and break them.   I am looking for box plans that include a slanted box floor combined with a collection box so after an egg is laid and the hen leaves, the egg will roll into a bin.

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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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Electric synthesized talk box? Answered

This is find of a run off of a previous question, where someone came up with the idea of making my voice sound like that in song Technoloigic by Daft Punk. Reason being, I'l be wearing one of their helmets. My question is: does anyone know of a way to make a talkbox that will work off of my plan voice with no outside noise? IE, I talk into a mic and the output is the sound from a talkbox. It would have to be small enough to fix into a coat pocket (so roughly the size of a pack of  cards). 

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Table Saw Torsion Box

Hi all, I'd like your expert opinions :) I have a hobby size table saw which i'd like to expand. I'm planning to build a torsion box that surrounds the saw top. Do you think a torsion box with a cut out will be sufficiently strong, or will it reduce the torsion box properties too much? I was going to use MDF, would ply be a better option or does it not really matter? Any help is greatly appreciated. P.S. If you have a better idea please say so.

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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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UV LED LIGHT BOX FOR PCB WITH ARDUINO

Hey guys, im in the process of making a UV LED Light Box for PCB making, im planning on using an arduino nano. the picture is how i plan to wire everything (i used EveryCircuit btw) but i cant seem to make the circuit work in real life, any advice? thanks in advane

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how to make a robot suit with boxes?

I want to make a robot suit with cordboard boxes. i 'm not planning to use any metal stuff. i would also prefer it to look stylish without any curf parts. i am also not sure about the colour of the robot

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6'x10' Light Box

Hi We are building a 6' x 10' light box and need to evenly spread RGB Led's throughout. They need to be very bright and produce an even glow of RGB colors. We have a 6' x 10' ...1/4" diffuserAnd focus ( space between diffuser and Led's can be adjusted). Additional we need a separate bright white led circuit. Output ( view angle ) should be as wide as possible. What RGB LED's would you recommened ?What xtra bright WHITE LED's would you recommened ? What should the spacing be, in order to produce an even light output ?Where could I find wiring plans ? All LED's should be controllable by DMX ? Any help and advise is very much appreciated. thanks bodo 

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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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Best way to build 'gig box' style box out of MDF?

I'm looking to make an enclosure for my 3D printer [Prusa I2], and, thinking long term, I am wanting to make it closer to that of a gig box. Ultimately, this would hold the printer, ATX, and a RPi to run it all in one box. I plan to put handles on it, as to be able to carry it if I need to move it or take it somewhere (say a convention). Either way, I would like to make this box out of MDF, as I have some sheets I am not using, and I like working with it better then most other woods (due to the ease of shaping). However, I am not sure what the best method of box construction would be for this (IE, dowels and glue, screws, etc). I know I'm going to need it to take about 18 pounds about. Thanks in advance!!

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large ice box project - which framing materials?

Which framing materials are ok for a very sturdy box- that is able to withstand regular movement and 'rough handling'? metal or aluminum? the box i have in mind will be about 4ft by 4ft by 4ft. i.e. 4ft cube. Also, in view of the size, i plan to have the box move on wheels or suitable castors. the core material for all the sides, bottom and lid will be extruded polystyrene([pink or blue board)- 3 inch thick. will this thickness be adequate in view of the size?

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I need stepby step plans to build a 2'x2' thermo vacuum box can anyone help?

I also need to know how to build heating element for this size box and where to purchase the plastic. Thanks

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FREE DOWNLOAD Anarchy Cookbook Version 2000

Beware, this download can can you into trouble with law enforcement as well as injuring yourself, others and property. Read with care, and use your common sense. There are 219 items, but below is just a selection. Versions of this book have been on various sites on the www for some years. www.archive.org/details/Anarchy_Cookbook ANARCHY COOKBOOK VERSION 2000 Pictures and Reformatting for Word6 by Louis Helm   Table of Contents 1.Counterfeiting Money 2.Credit Card Fraud 4.Picking Master Locks 5.The Arts of Lockpicking I 6.The Arts of Lockpicking II 8.High Tech Revenge: The Beigebox 27.How to make Potassium Nitrate 28.Exploding Lightbulbs 29.Under water igniters 30.Home-brew blast cannon 35.Phone Systems Tutorial I 36.Phone Systems Tutorial II 37.Basic Alliance Teleconferencing 38.Aqua Box Plans 39.Hindenberg Bomb 41.Phone Systems Tutorial III 42.Black Box Plans 43.The Blotto Box 44.Blowgun 45.Brown Box Plans 46.Calcium Carbide Bomb 47.More Ways to Send a Car to Hell 48.Ripping off Change Machines 49.Clear Box Plans 91.Remote Informer Issue #4 92.Remote Informer Issue #5 93.Phreaker's Guide to Loop Lines 94.Ma-Bell Tutorial 95.Getting Money out of Pay Phones 96.Computer-based PBX 97.PC-Pursuit Port Statistics 98.Pearl Box Plans 99.The Phreak File 100.Red Box Plans 101.RemObS 102.Scarlet Box Plans 103.Silver Box Plans 104.Bell Trashing 105.Canadian WATS Phonebook 106.Hacking TRW 107.Hacking VAX & UNIX 108.Verification Circuits 109.White Box Plans 110.The BLAST Box www.archive.org/details/Anarchy_Cookbook

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A card board CD storage box

Hi all,         I have planned a large amount backup on my laptop for which I am going to have prepare a number of DVDs So I want to make a card board box for storing all the backup DVDs in a box. I want to make a simple cardboard box which should be good enough to store a number of cds.         If any can give me fine instructions to make one it'll appreciated. Thanks in advance, Sudhir.

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What should I use to wire LEDs in a cigar box so that they light up when the lid is opened?

Hi there, I would like to set up a simple circuit in a cigar box so that it lights up when the lid is open and turns off when it is closed. I plan on putting a panel in the bottom with holes for the lights so that it conceals the wires. I'm hoping someone can recommend specific materials to me, ie what size/type of LED, button battery, wire, switch would be best? I'd like the lights to be white, and bright (lol but not like laser beams). Do I need to use resistors too? I spent a long time on here looking at comparable projects, and while I'm so impressed with the talent and scale of the projects here, I also realize the theory behind this stuff is pretty over my head so I'm a little hesitant to start experimenting! I'm sure it's got to be simple and hoping one of you might save me a lot of time and maybe from burning my house down. Any insight would be much appreciated! Hope I'm not being to much of a noodge in asking this. Cheers, Molly

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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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How can I permanently soundproof a Jewellery studio?

One day I plan on making my own home studio including Painting, Sewing and most importantly Jewellery making. How can I soundproof a studio where there is sawing, filing, drilling, etc. from escaping a room or basement in a house, without causing a fire hazard (ie. blankets)?

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Building a boom box, amplifier question?

So i am building a boom box, my plan is to hook up 4 to 6 speakers to this amp http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber;=320-307&scqty;=1  and then also i am hooking up a woofer to this amp  http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber;=320-311&scqty;=1 My question is how can i hook up both of these amps to each other and then have my ipod play through both of them?

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DIY Beading Club Membership Package

Hi guys! To all jewelry makers out there I am offering a membership package that includes NEW and original tutorials personally created by me and my design team. The tutorials are in PDF format and you'll receive 10 tutorials for newly registrants and then 5 tutorials every month. You can visit Handmade Jewelry Club to find out more about DIY Beading Club Membership Package  Here's what we have for our First Month Lesson Plan Here's what we have for our Second Month Lesson Plan   

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Pla plastics safe for electronic project boxes?

I was planning on using a replicator 2 (using pla plastic) to print out a breakout box to contain one of my projects and it occurred to me that maybe I ought to check with the crowd here for, you know, safety and stuff.   The immediate project is a modified motion sensing light, so the box will contain a board and wiring that does have US household voltage in it.  (After modding, it no longer fits in original housing. ) Do PLA  plastics have the required resistance and thermal properties to safely do this?   I was planning to print my own box so it will fit in my project much better than stock boxes. I'm not as worried about using pla project boxes on some of the lower voltage (battery) projects I'm working on. Is that a bad assumption as well? Aas always, many thanks!

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I need help with subwoofer box designs!!!

I've got this new alpine (well not new, but it still works) 12 inch subwoofer. The box it's in was probably alright for in the trunk of the car, but I'm planning on using it inside, as my sub just blew. Here's the size demensions of it: 15" wide, 16" high, and 13" deep. There's a hole about 3" x 2 1/4" in the back for the wire to come out. I was planning on using the internal amplifier from the blown subwoofer, in this box, but I need to cut a hole to fit the amplifier in. It sounds really punchy, but for a 200 watt subwoofer (that's rms) it doesn't shake my floor at all because it's basically a sealed box, the sub comes out the front, should I cut a hole in the front or side for a port? What if I used the pipe out of the blow subwoofer box, or is it specifically tuned for the 8" that was in there before? Thanks for any help.

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Portable Party box (A.K.A the toolbox speaker)

Hello all, recently I replaced all 11 speakers in my car since after 15 years or so they all had developed dryrot and stopped working. As many of you are aware however car speakers only come in pairs so I was left with one perfectly good (and expensive) speaker when all was said and done. So not wanting it to go to waste I devised a plan- I would use it to make a portable sound system. I went to amazon and purchased a dayton DTA-1, this little T amplifier runs on AA's and puts out 30 watts. Now all I needed was something awesome to contain this all in. Luckily during my  daily commute to school I stumbled across a rusty old craftsman toolbox left out at the curb to die; well needless to say its been given new life. Look at the pictures I provided to see whats what, but my basic plan is to mount the speaker in the lid by building a cradle for out out of plywood, cut to fit the inner contours of the box. I will then secure the board in place by using adhesives as neccisary. I also plan on painting the wood so it matches the toolkit. In the spirit of keeping things as utilitarian as possible I dont want to deck the thing out too much, but if you guys have any suggestions as to what else I should include in the build id be glad to hear them. (Leds, decoritive touches, ect.) 

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Can't find project: help with search

I am trying to find a project that I downloaded the plans for a year or two ago.  It was a project for building a portable work surface.  It was wooden, made out of a single piece of 4'x4' plywood.  It was a hinged box with a slanted surface.  It held a power strip, a spool for solder and wires, and two helping hands made out of thick copper wire.  I have tried over a dozen keyword combinations, but all of them seem too generic. Can anybody out there point me in the right direction?  If it helps, I think the project was featured in the makezine blog. Thanks, Keith

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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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Building boxes to fit existing doors

I have about five Tasmanian Oak cupboard doors and they are an odd size (W:490cm x H:575cm). I want to use some of them on low-hung overhead cupboards in the kitchen. They have a board insert with a plan board on top and sides. They would look good, I think, just lightly stained and sealed or painted white in the farmhouse style. Problem is, because they are not a standard size and I cannot by stock cupboards to fit. I thought I could buy mdf or pine boxes to attach them to but the odd size makes this difficult too. So then I thought - I will have to build them myself. As I am a total novice, does anyone know how I can do this, tactically and in the most economic way? Thank you in advance ...

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secret boxes for the outdoors - revisted

Hello, Instructibles gang…. I posted several questions related to “secret boxes” over the weekend. I got some feedback suggesting that the inquiries should have been combined, and that they didn’t include enough information to lead to worthwhile answers. The topics came to mind sort of haphazardly, so I do apologize for the scattershot nature of the original posts.  As to the latter issue, “secrecy” was never the intention… rather, it was that this is all still in the “doodle” stage of planning, and I didn’t have a lot of details to give in the first place. Nonetheless, I’ll try to get a little more concrete - and combine the three questions in the process. I’m a letterboxer. Letterboxing stuff comes up now and then on Instructibles, but for those who are unfamiliar, it’s similar to geocaching (which seems to be more well-known), but with an added, artistic component. Whenever I see “secret boxes” in my regular Instructibles emails I think about whether the designs could be adapted for letterboxing purposes – either “on the trail” or at limited-time events and get-togethers. Naturally, I’ve been looking through my bookmarks and doing Instructibles searches, google searches, etc., but I’d appreciate if anybody might be willing to point me toward some of their favorite designs. I’m increasingly interested in creating boxes that are “hidden in plain sight” – not concealed, but rather “hidden” by virtue of the fact that they look like something else – such as a birdhouse or mailbox – and might in fact actually BE that something else, in addition to being a hiding place. I would welcome any suggestions that the community thinks might fit the bill. Here are some of the preliminary ideas I’ve been thinking about: 1)      Folks hunting the box are told to take a 9v battery, with the snap-on wire leads, with them. When they get to the box they have to put the leads into two holes, where they and the battery complete a circuit. The current trips some sort of latch, allowing a door to be opened. Of course, the door would have to re-latch when closed again. 2)      Something similar to #1 but a little more electronic. Hunters might be given a schematic of a simple Thing that they have to build and take with them. This would, essentially, be a key. I’ve already received an interesting suggestion involving RFID chips. I also got to thinking that a USB connection could be very discreet and easily hidden, and THAT got me thinking that the “key” could perhaps be something on a smartphone… data rather than hardware. I’ve got basically no background in electronics, but I’m fairly good at following directions…. 3)      Pretty much any other contraption where some sort of hidden compartment would be created, which can be accessed through some sort of process that likely wouldn’t happen randomly or accidentally. (I know… could I be any more vague?) The boxes would likely be mounted to something solid - a tree, wall, post, etc. - but I imagine it could be that you take it down, do what you’ve gotta do, and then put it back. And they would most likely be exposed to the elements and would have to stand up to being out of doors. The size of the compartment is entirely flexible…no minimum or maximum dimensions.  And, as stated, I’m a beginner when it comes to electronics – but I am more than willing to learn! I know what I’m trying to describe, but please let me know if I’m not doing well in communicating it to others. Like I said, I’m not trying to be secretive. It’s just that it’s still a very open-ended scheme – not many specifics – and I’m interested in hearing how different folks might approach it. Please shout if you have any thoughts or want more info.

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how to desing a case (box) virtualy ? Answered

Hello everybody. (Dr. Nick accent) I'm currently doing some electronics projects (atx PSU, clocks, getting my brother into electronics, ...), and i reach the inevitable step of where to put them. I want to put them into nice cases (boxes), tried to find some already made and adapt them to my needs but TOO EXPENSIVE!!!! so i thought, if my PCBs for my projects are DIY why cant my cases be DIY too? I tried to make case projects manually but there was allways some thing not right (most of times i forgot the thickness of the materials D'OH), so i tryed Google SketchUp, and now i caught up 123D by Autodesk, both not very through investigated. I'm trying to get a piece of software that let me do my plans (3D if possible), and if let me deconstruct the project into some printable layouts  to guide me cutting some wood derivate or plexiglass (no acess to a laser cutter). What do you think i should use, one of the already mentioned or a new 1? thank you in advance instructables community (for all the english communicators i must apologize for the grammer)

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How to remove scratches from acrylic gems?

Hi there. I bought some acrylic aquarium gems that are multicolored and translucent. These gems have some scratches and blemishes on them that aren't an issue at a distance, but I'm planning on making some jewelry with them, and when examined I want them to be clear and pristine as possible. Do you have any ideas on how I can achieve this without damaging the gems? Thanks in advance!

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Can I use the screen of a Mattel Juice Box for anything?

Okay, I found these http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=CM203CA&cat;=VID and i want to use them with a small display. I was planning to use a replacement headset for the Wild Planet Spy Gear RC car camera, but I can't seem to find one. Then I remembered the juice box. Is the juice box screen compatible with the output of this camera? Can I just solder the camera wires and hook up some power? Thanks in advance.

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battery for an electric go kart?

hello, I'm planning on taking a box fan motor and attaching it to a frame. what kind of battery should i use and what should the circuit include? thanks SC

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help needed on LED music box

I want to build one like https://www.instructables.com/id/Music-LED-Light-Box/ , but with some LED only blink to bass (low range sounds), some to mid range, and some to only high range. Take this as an example: https://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Flashing-LED-Lights-how-to/ except I still like the idea of running through a mini jack. I've done a lof reading and many people have suggested using inductors as low-pass filters. New to electrical things, I am really unsure what to do. My design in mind is with 24 LEDs, 12 blink to bass, 8 blink to mid range, and 4 blink to high range. I'm planning to use a 12v DC charger with LEDs specs of 30mA forward current, 3.5V forward voltage. I understand having a VR will make the LEDs more consistent. Can someone possibly draw me a schematic with the right resistors and inductors? help would be greatly appreciated.

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Mini heater plan , what electronic componenet is better for the job? Answered

I have free energy coming from a wind gen and I like to heat the house with it. What do I place inside a metal box with a fan to blow out in to the room...24/7 a: resisters in correct wattage b: 12v heating elements for a car c: 20 voltage regulator can dissipate good amount of heat d: a peltier e: just simple car light bulbs what say you, need this by asap, it's cold here and I am anemic thanks

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How to make an alternating music box?

So I want to make a music box that has several phrases that belong to the same song and have it alternate between them (verse/chorus/verse/etc..). In order to do this I will build a few separate movements but it's the stopping of one and triggering of the other that I need help with. I'm new to electronics and have been learning as I go with this project but I am unsure how to make something that can do this. My idea is that one movement will repeat probably 4 times then stop when another starts and so on. The movements are simple: a power supply (two AAA batteries), a potentiometer, and a motor that turns the "roller" which plucks metal tines. There is another question I have about this project: The tines and the "picks" on the rollers are connect to LED lights so each time one is plucked, the LED light turns on. This is simple enough to create (https://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-musical-box/#intro) but I want the lights to each stay on for a little bit longer than this contact lasts..maybe just a second. I am not sure how to accomplish this. If anybody can help me with either of these two question, that would be greatly appreciated. I plan to publish the entire process on here with credit given to those who help me so don't be shy! Even if you aren't sure your idea is correct, all thoughts are welcome. Thanks!

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Jewellery made from both silver and gold.? Answered

I plan to make (ideally through lost wax casting) a (fine) silver necklace pendant with (fine) gold lettering. I have made items using this process out of both metals, but have never combined both metals in the same piece. How would I go about doing this? Thanks in advance.

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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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What is the best way to make a small metal box? Answered

Im trying to make a metal box that can open on hinges. I'm on a budget, and i dont even know where to start. my plans are (LxWxH) 14"x14"x8". i want to have it open with hinges in the back, with the lid half 3.5 in. thick and the base half 4.5 in. thick. I have some means of welding and soldering. it doenst need to be sturdy, just for display. i also perfer that the metal being used is malleable so i can give it a curvy bowed look. list for me materials, prices, and instructions. thank you SO VERY MUCH. Chris

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