Who here has an iphone
Topic by Easy Button | last reply
I do. and post ONLY IF YOU DO have a cat! anyways, he is a, uh, well I don't know what breed he is, but we know he is an american something, anyways, he is almost 7 years old, he will be 7 next month, VERY fat, weighing in at 25 lbs, and his name is oliver. but, enough about my kitty, what about yours?
Topic by the_TRUE_LINK_OWNZ! | last reply
Ok, I'm kinda looking to gather some general statistics related to people with a DO-It-Yourself/Constructive/Experimental personality. To a degree it has to do with left-handed/right-handed issue, but I want to take other traits and preferences into consideration. Please humor me and give me some details. I'll post my results and possibly a few guesses as to what they mean. 1)What kind of grades do/did you recieve in school? (A,B,C,D,F) 2)Are you right-handed, left-handed, or fully ambidextrous? 3)What types of books/articles do you read? Novels, How-To, Socialogical, etc. 4)Are you multi-lingual? 5)Were you raised in a one-parent or two-parent home? Other? 6)Do you consider yourself an optimist, or a pessimist? 7)Are you religious/spiritual? 8)WHat is your one greatest priority in life? 9)With most of your projects/experiments do you: succeed, fail, quit, procrastinate.
Topic by skunkbait | last reply
I had my dad weld up an ingot mold out of 1 1/2" angle steel, yesterday, and I started wondering. How many people have melted aluminum here? I have, but here its so hot (Florida...Southern Florida.), that its almost unbearable to melt it anymore. I'm getting into sand casting, and I was wondering if anyone had experience in that area. My .gifs are of my foundry, and how I made it. (they aren't exact)
Topic by John Smith | last reply
Hey all,I'm new here, but i've made a tonne of things from this site, and always forget to register. ANYWAY, i came across something a few weeks back, and i just cannot find it again. Please please please help me.I think i was looking for something on how to make LED's react to sound or possibly a guitar valve amp or a spectrum analyser, when i came across it. It was some sort of LED or filament bulb or something, that was being built as a decoration. I'll try to be as descriptive as i can here. The actual LED/Light thing wasn't an LED. It looked like a filament bulb, but instead of it just being a light, it made symbols, text etc etc. It wasn't like a segment led or anything led related, it looked more like a filament in it. The lamp itself was box shaped, and it looked like it was about 50mm x 50mm x 50mm. I can't even remember the name of what that lamp display type thing was. There were a few things i've come across that remind me of what that thing was. It was a bit like a display version of one square of one those old school alarm clocks where the numbers flipped down?Sorry if this is a bit vague, i'm hoping it might jog someone's memory?
Topic by trad3mark | last reply
If you have built an ROV or submarine, post it here for the world of instructables to see I recently finished an ROV about a month and a half ago and I'm planning to overhaul it. Here are some pics. Also, look at thishttps://www.instructables.com/community/I-have-a-question-about-My-ROV-control-system/1.) front view2.) corner view3.) Power supply4.) controls (need work)UPDATE:< I now have a relay control board and 50' tether< the main design has change... Again.<4 motors instead of 5< extra wires in tether for manipulator arm
Topic by ry25920 | last reply
Hi! I've been lurking on the site for a couple, 3, years. I enjoy looking through various instructables you all have done. I tend to mess with electronics, guitar wiring mainly, and leds. Also, I have a link to my website in my profile if anyone wanted to check that out. It has some art and my guitars up right now. I do have a project which involves a led that I'll post in the appropriate forum. Look forward to my stay here!
Topic by The Guitar | last reply
With his Burning Man Skills 2007 instructable, TimAnderson has made his 100th instructable. He's the first person to do so.Here's what ewilhelm has to say about it.Tim's one of those one-in-a-billion types, and he's personally inspired me on numerous occasions. He carefully observes and learns from the world around him, and then turns around and, with near limitless energy, teaches everything he knows to others. Have a look through his 100 Instructables; you'll be sure to learn something new.Congrats, Tim!
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
My copy of Best of Instructables Book just arrived! All work here at Instructables HQ has essentially stopped, so if the servers go down, send me an email or something...The book is softcover and the same format as Make Magazine, except around twice the thickness. There's also a thank-you page listing projects and photos that were submitted to the book, but were cut due to space limitations. Sorry we couldn't fit everyone in, but we still wanted to give you a shout-out. Maybe you'll appear in the next volume? See the latest news about The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here.Order The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here!
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
Hi everyone! In honor of the 2014 Quadrennial International Winter Sporting Competition being held in Russia, we're holding a competition of our own. This is going to be a totally different kind of contest from the sort we normally run - the winners will be entirely up to the staff here at HQ and we're even going to give away medals. The Makerlympics Contest is open to any type of project - we want to see the best of the best! We're looking for fantastic photos, thorough documentation and new and original content. We'll have six Gold Medal winners - one for each category: Food, Living, Outdoors, Play, Tech, and Workshop! Twelve Silver Medal winners will be named as well - two from each category. Get documenting for your chance to win a Samsung 16.2MP MP Smart Wi-fi Digital Camera! The Makerlympics Contest closes on February 24th, 2014. P.S. - Stoked for the games? Make your own Olympic torch and share it with us here using the "I Made It!" button. We want to see torches carried all over the world! P.P.S - We just added Maker Olympic Medals to the prizes, so you can feel like a real champ!
Topic by jessyratfink | last reply
I just got a new mobo for my computer and whatnot, so I was reinstalling xp on my 80 gig maxtor. It's all fine, get sp2 installed, all the updates, then I go to restart it for the last updates and it wouldn't boot, it got to the xp is loading screen and then the hd would make a loud clicking sound every 30 seconds, that seemed to click at the same time the hd light flashed, so I know it was the hd. I took it out, and it was HOT, and I was kinda freaking out. I let it sit for a couple hours to cool down, and it works fine, as of now, I'm sitting here looking at the screen. Does maxtor have some kind of heat protection so it prevents the computer from accessing the hd if it's too hot (and causing something to break or warp)??
Topic by Punkguyta | last reply
Irene is now raining on our parade..... Short clip.... UPDATE: Will the damage here and else where continue long after the storms have left us? Further UPDATE: http://www.wgal.com/slideshow/weather/29118681/detail.html also see added pictures, this is what Lee is doing to us....
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
Well, as you may have heard, the world could have ended last night, but, alas, we are still here.So, I came across this website that tells you if the world has ended, or is working its way toward you.I suggest having this as your homepage.Safety First!:DNot Broken LINK
Topic by bumpus | last reply
Who here has a laser engraver? What make and model is it? How much did it cost? Do you like it. Feel free to not answer questions you prefer not to. I am just trying to group souce a little info that seems difficult to find in forums and blog posts. Thanks in advance.
Topic by roccopeterbilt | last reply
I am curious, has anyone taken a Coursera course (https://www.coursera.org/). They are free online courses. I was interested in trying it out but wanted to see if anyone else has had any experience with them. I have never taken an online course before so this is pretty new for me. I would love to hear from anyone who has tried it.
Topic by ChrysN | last reply
Hi Everybody, I stumbled on this website that can take an idea to production in an community forum. www.quirky.com/ Has anyone had experience with this? I'm considering it, but it's $99 dollars to submit an idea into the system. I don't want to just throw that out or get ripped off.
Topic by robbtoberfest | last reply
Hey. I published my instructable, and entered it in the pocket sized contest over a week ago. There's no reason it wouldn't be accepted, and I even got an e-mail telling me my entry was accepted. So why is my instructable nowhere? I looked through every single page of recent, rating, views etc and it isn't anywhere. Hell, even when I type the exact words into the search (of the title) it doesn't appear. Has anyone else had this problem?
Topic by nonickname | last reply
Hi there, I am on a MacBook, running system 10.6.8, using Firefox v 29.0.1. When I go to various instructables (I checked out the "nettles" one and the "corroded battery terminals" cleaning one,, I cannot download the PDF. It asks me to sign in, and then asks me to sign in again, not acknowledging my having done so. When I went to the "Forums" page, the upper right hand of the site DID indicate that I was signed in. I found using Safari I could download the files I want, but I prefer to use Firefox. This has been the case for a while now, even through a few Firefox upgrades. I am assuming that others are not having the problem? Sorry to be writing to you via this means, but couldn't figure out how to do so on the "bugs" page, and it looks like no one has written on those pages for 2 years. Thanks for your help on this. Catherine
Question by Cat00x | last reply
There is this junior in my school that I've known for quite a few years now and I think she is such a beautiful, nice and caring person and I care about her a lot. The biggest problem is she has a boyfriend right now. And no girl I like has ever liked me back; so how do I go about talking to her and just being around her in general? I want her to trust me and at least have somewhat deep feelings for me. I do get chances to talk with her now and then to but I just want her to like being around me more.
Question by reebs16 | last reply
Hey guys, I have been contemplating this forum topic for quite some time. I have debated with myself as to whether I should post a topic like it, or just ignore the problem(s). I have decided to go with the former, as it seems to me that there are things that need to be addressed. Not everybody is going to like/agree with what I have to say, but, I have always though that the best way to get people to think is to displease them. I have noticed that for some time now that people will spend more time talking about their own guns than the gun that they are posting the comment on. In other words, imagine that you have posted a new gun, and some person leaves a comment that looks somewhat like this: "Nice gun! I an currently working on a new crossbow that I think you will really like. It gets 100 ft. of range, it looks awesome, and it has a great 're-load time.' I hope that you check it out when it is posted, and give it a vote in the contest that it is posted in." I would humbly submit to you that that entire message is spam. If you are going to leave a comment on somebody else's 'ible, please do. BUT, don't make 95% of the message about how awesome your new gun is/whatever. The message is supposed to be a comment about/on the 'ible you are posting that particular comment on. It's kinda annoying to look at my own (and other people's) 'ibes just to find that they are full of "my new gun is posted here" type comments. Secondly, I want to talk a little about the classics. No, not classic music, but about the classic K'NEX guns. I will make this as clear as possible. The TR8/18 and the NAR are (in my opinion) outdated. Yes, they may get good range. Yes, they may only use a few amount of pieces, but this is NO excuse to bombard every 'ible with "well, this gun is good, but it is not as good as the TR8/NAR." I mean no offense, but nobody cares. I really don't think that anyone is trying to rival those guns, but there are guns that do so. The TR8 and the NAR may have been good guns, but they are from 2009, the K'NEX community has moved on. You may want to argue with me, but I will probably end up ignoring you. Sorry for making this comment so long, but those problems really do need to be addressed. I did not mean to offend anyone, and if I did, I am sorry, but you must understand how I, and multiple others, might feel. Peace. - The Red Book of Westmarch
Topic by The Red Book of Westmarch | last reply
I am looking for ideas here from all you "experts" (where an expert is described as - Ex (a has been) spurt 9 a drip under pressure)) Nothing like insulting the unpaid help! before they start :-) happy New year everyone. OK A friend has a model of a fair ground ride, this is a steam yacht, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp76RTbqqLk he wants to animate this and would like the motion to be realistic at the scale size. He had tried a number of mechanical solutions, cranks etc but they all give a jerky motion and the real thing is very smooth. Any suggestions. I am inclined to think this is a micro processor solution with either a suitable servo motor or similar driven to mimic the inertia of the real thing. ideas folks?
Question by rickharris | last reply
- I regularly come up with lots of ideas in a variety of fields, give me a problem and I can usually come up with a creative solution for it - I'm currently in college going for a degree in electrical engineering. - I live in Ferndale, MI and would prefer staying around here, but I can relocate. If you're genuinely interested, PM me and I'll send you all the information you'd want I'll even work the first week free, and if you want me to stay, I'll stay
Topic by The Ideanator | last reply
- I regularly come up with lots of ideas in a variety of fields, give me a problem and I can usually come up with a creative solution for it - I'm currently in college going for a degree in electrical engineering. - I live in Ferndale, MI and would prefer staying around here, but I can relocate. -I'm also pretty good at populating and soldering circuit boards together. -I'm getting my feet wet in coding -I've got a rock solid knowledge of CAD programs, CAM i could pick up pretty quick If you're genuinely interested, PM me and I'll send you all the information you'd want I'll even work the first week free, and if you want me to stay, I'll stay
Topic by The Ideanator | last reply
Every once in a while I'll come across some piece of furniture in the store that's modern. I'll look at it and say: "Hey, that's kinda like the sixties." Well... I wnet to Houston TX a while back and saw a neighborhood of modern homes. I looked at them and thought: "Hey those remind me of old six..ties...homes." I Got to thinking about and realized "Oh my gosh! We're living the sixties all over again!" I mean seriously! Take a look around! All these "Modern" things aren't modern at all. They've all been thought up before, but it was 40 years ago so the newer generations thinking it up don't realize it. Below I've put some pictures. The first 3 of 1960s homes and the last 3 of Modern homes. See the similarities?
Topic by gimmelotsarobots | last reply
If so, what do you think of them?
Question by Weissensteinburg | last reply
Has Anyone Here installed Windows 7 On their PC Yet? I Have,and if you Have,Post a screenshot,and Tell Us what you think about it(No,I am not a microsoft employee :P). Here is My Screenshot And My Specs: 1.6GHz Intel Centrino Processor 768Mb of RAM(Note that this is within an EMUlator,Virtual Box,I gave 7 400 MB of RAM) Post your Specs Too! Also,It runs Pretty Well On my Laptop Through Virtual Box,It Runs OK On virtual Pc,But it gets Slow And VPC additions Cause it to Blue screen.
Topic by ReCreate | last reply
Hi all of you builders and shakers, I love papermaking and using arts therapy in education. Hollander Beaters are huge, efficient pulp-making machines, but their awesomeness is crippled by their price tag. Plus you can't have them in a townhouse or transport them for educational workshops. I've heard of artists building their own Hollander beaters in miniature, transportable form (ex the Little Critter, Cherub, Oracle) and if they can do it, well, maybe someone on here can do it too! Does anyone know how to get plans for assembling a DIY Hollander beater, or of anyone who has built one for their own studio, or where I might go to get parts for this project? Thanks in advance!
Topic by EllisonM | last reply
Just wanted to introduce myself to the community and say hello!! HELLO!!! I'm still learning my way around here in my spare time which is sparse. I have to say that in the spare time I do have, I have seen some really awesome folks out there with really awesome talents. You guys rock! I hope to one day have that special instructable that blows everyone away but until then I will settle for my simple fun and cheap ones. If anyone has any advice, I am more than open for suggestions regarding the way i format my instructions. I would appreciate any constructive criticism in that dept. :-) I try to write them like I'm writing to a 12 yr old girl just starting to craft on her own. I hope it comes across as such and not like I think everyone is stupid... hehe Anyway thanks a bunch guys and gals for the creative stimulation and I hope to be a sufficient contributor.
Topic by Stargazer0506 | last reply
@echo off :menu cls echo Welcome to Martin's Zombie Survival Test! echo Are you ready to begin? echo 1) Yes! echo 2) No! set /p letter= if %letter% == 1 close if %letter% == 2 close cls :startgame echo Question 1. echo A flu has just infeccted your city and it was turning people into zombies, what would you do to stop yourself from being infected? echo 1) Hide in your cupboard echo 2) Get a injection from the doctor echo 3) or start to research your own cure in your private lab set /p letter= if %letter% == 1 goto menu if %letter% == 2 goto menu if %letter% == 3 goto lvl2 :lvl2 cls echo Question 2. echo You are mixing chemicals together when all of a sudden a zombie breaks into your lab, what would you do? echo 1) Throw the chemicals over it. echo 2) Pull out your gun and shoot it echo 3) or stab it with your scalpel set /p letter= if %letter% == 1 goto menu if %letter% == 2 goto menu if %letter% == 3 goto lvl3 :lvl3 cls
Topic by JMTS
My wife and I had one of the cavies featured in my Cavy / Guinea Pig ible, i.e. Elvis, in for surgery. Although he made it through surgery (a cancerous kidney removal), the other kidney failed, and he perished during the night. Here he is, one more time, when he was much younger, being held by my wife....
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
Please scroll all the way down if the answer for you is yes for the title question!!! Animusic 1 DVDFuture Retro Stick Figures = These are just samples so search Animusic on youtube... or to buy the first or second dvd, go hereIf the answer was yes, do you have any sheetmusic for any of the instruments? THANKS!
Topic by Flumpkins | last reply
Lots of people are asking for ideas for instructables. Here's a few ideas that might give you a new idea. If you have any ideas, post em here, so people can hopefully make em.Tech:* As suggested by Redrev: Take a DVD-Player/recorder that the DVD drive has died and take the tuner and video hook ups along with lcd screen(that shows the channel and dvd section numbers) and connect to the computer to watch t.v. and dvd's ala win-tv.Climbing Robot- a robot that can climb a little stairs of books or something. Or at least crawl.A model of an elevator- you know, you hit a button on a remote, and the elevator rises to that level.Model Train- one of those little trains. Would be cool to learn how to make one.Model Forklift- Its basically an R/C car, but can anyone make it lift a little notebook?Pencil Sharpener? (Electric)Introductions - Theres a lot of big words out there, but most of us have never heard of em. If you're good with something, why not shre your knowledge?FlexinolsmtOffBeat:Weird Uses for satellite dishes- I've noticed how many thing you can do with old satellite dishes. Be creative!Naruto Costumes and accesories (not paper)Dragon Ball Z style effects with smoke- how about pressurizing fog or something to have it shoot out of a tube? Would be neat.A DS Game CaseArtHow to draw Anime Hands- personally I find that hands are the hardest thing to draw. Maybe someone has a little trick to get em right?Bridge of toothpicks- Its a bridge made or little wooden sticks that can hold a grown man. I've seen it in a lot of science fairs, and it would be neat to learn how to make em.As much as I hate myself for doing this, yes this is another post of an old topic I had. Just saying it before anyone else.
Topic by Keith-Kid | last reply
I got a robot kit form Radio shack and I had the choice to build the line following robot or the walking robot. So i built the walking one. I download the program(Arduino) and everything. So when i click the verify button and error thing comes up. It tells me that"MakeItRobotics does not have a name." Here's the code that has the error. Please help. It's my first time using this program. thanks!
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