Do it yourself

I want to open an interior supporting wall and make a six foot wide by four foot tall pass thru window/bar counter between the kitchen and living room. Do I have to build a header for the opening?

Topic by TAPena 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Introduce Yourself

Hi, Here you can introduce youreself to other people. Hi, I'm Karl im 13 from Ipswich, England, I like to make K'Nex guns and contraptions like Ipod docks :)

Topic by disaster 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How to Make Lanyards yourself?

Creative types may be curious to learn how to make rubber bracelets. If you are able to follow simple directions you will be able to produce your very own ones for personal use or to give as a gift. Whether for yourself or a as a gift, it will be a great way to secure your keys, cell phone, badge, or whistle.In learning how to make lanyards it is important to choose the right material. A popular making material is a thin, elastic, and flexible plastic lace. It is readily available at most craft stores and referred to as craft lace, , gimp, or boondoggle.There are many different stitches that can be used to make or braid . Many braiding techniques are complex and time consuming. One of the simpler braids is referred to as a crown (or round) knot. One must utilize patience and follow directions carefully in learning how to make rubber wristbands. The basic crown knot is as follows:1. Take two strands of craft lace, fold them in half together (length will depend on the type of lanyard) and tie a knot toward the top to hold them securely together.You now have four strands secured at the top. 2. Spread the four strings apart, separately, pointing in each cardinal direction of a compass. Hold the left string with one finger (close to the knot). At the same time, pull the left string over the top string. 3. Cross the top string over the right string. At this point the top string is covering both the left string and the right string. Now cross the right string over the bottom string. Finally, cross the bottom string over the left string and tuck it under the looped top string. Pull each end of the four strings extremely tight to make the first knot. Continue crossing the strings in the same manner until the desired length is reached. The knots will produce a rounded href="http://Www.ybuw.com" target="_blank">silicone bracelets4. Do you think it a good way to make a gift to convey your sincere feelings?So, let’s do it now!

Topic by honlin 9 years ago


Make It Yourself... Call For Existing Works

Cybersonica with Openlab Workshops and Manchester Art Gallery present: Make It Yourself www.cybersonica.org openlabworkshops.org www.manchestergalleries.org CALL FOR EXISTING WORKS Make It Yourself is an exhibition of inventive Arduino and DIY electronic-circuitry projects to accompany the major solo exhibition Recorders by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at Manchester Art Gallery between 18 September 2010 to 30 January 2011. See http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/exhibitions/index.php?itemID=73 for more information. A rapidly expanding community of people worldwide is taking advantage of new, cheaper technology and a growing pool of shared knowledge to make things for themselves – useful things, clever things, silly things, unique things. Make It Yourself is a ‘small but perfectly formed’ show of a handpicked half-dozen of these hand-made devices. We are now accepting submissions of existing Arduino and DIY electronic-circuitry projects from artists, hobbyists, hackers, DIY musicians and anyone interested in making things for themselves wishing to exhibit their work as part of Make It Yourself. We are looking for pieces that reveal and demonstrate: unique devices born out of imagination or happy accident how everyday artefacts actually work custom-made tools born out of a frustration that nothing else quite does the job modified consumer products that now do something their manufacturers never conceived of Overall we are looking for inventive projects that demonstrate a wide range of function and form, simplicity and complexity, humour and intent. We expect creators of selected works to provide a project ‘info pack’ of design schematics, component lists, code and step-by-step assembly instructions. Deadline: Monday, 13 September 2010 Notification: Friday 17 September 2010 Download: application PDF available for download from www.cybersonica.org

Topic by Prodical 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


See quantum weirdness for yourself!

An article in ScienceWorld reports on a proposed experimental setup which would make quantum entanglement visible to the naked eye! Using stimulated emission (the same effect that causes lasing), a group led by Nicolas Gisin of the University of Geneva proposes to amplify one photon of an entangled pair to a level that is visible to the naked eye. Observers watching through polarizing filters would then be able to directly see the "spooky action at a distance" of quantum correlations.

Topic by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


can you make expanding foam yourself?

You can buy it in cans and i've seen 2 chemicals mixed to make it. can it be homemade with easy to get materials?

Question by jvherbin 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can you make a household radiator yourself?

Is it simply a case of using piping and connecting it to your central heating? (I have visions of shaped copper piping with hot water running through it.)

Question by gnatquill 7 years ago


Test yourself for Aspergers Syndrome

Aspergers Syndrome has only been recognized since about 1995, we call ourselves Aspies. Try this test http://www.rdos.net/eng/ make sure you follow the instructions the results will only survive for an hour, so download them ASAP, the picture (a pie graph) or Aspie-Rating-Picture (ARP) and final score, you can chose to show to people, but the questions and answers are very personal, keep those to yourself. I plan to put my ARP here, that is something us Aspies enjoy displaying, something to be proud of, I hope that other Aspie group members put theirs on. Your Aspie score: 181 of 200 Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 28 of 200 You are very likely an Aspie It is possible to cheat to get a high score on the ARP, so I am thinking that ARPs can be voted off by members if members find the ARP unbelievable when comparing the member's ARP with said member's profile and activities on Instructables. Aspies don't practice discrimination, so even if you don't have Aspergers Syndrome, consider yourself as a honorary Aspie and sign up anyway. Visit https://www.instructables.com/community/Analysing-your-test-results-for-Aspergers-Syndrome/ A free for all, discussion on self analysis of your test picture (a pie graph) or Aspie-Rating-Picture (ARP) and final score Another link for Aspies is http://www.psychforums.com. I will dig out more shortly, I have list somewhere, but that one was not it I recall.

Topic by Lateral Thinker 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


is there any dremel bits you can make yourself?

I want to make some dremel bits myself because they cost so mutch to buy.

Question by Redrockers 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how do you make yourself throw up?

Sometimes when i'm going for a run or jog i start to feel sick and think i would be able to run better if i threw up. I don't want to develop an eating disorder, i just want my stomach to feel better when i'm running.

Question by missnewbooty 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Intricate wooden clocks you can make yourself

This crazy clock is one of several designs that Clayton Boyer makes and sells the plans for on his site. It may look pretty fiendish, but according to him: "As far as skill level required, I would suspect that if one has the tools necessary that skill is not as important as perseverance. When I started building these, I had almost no skill whatsoever, but that always develops after getting a little sawdust into your lungs. These are not difficult to build, but they do take some time." Anyone want to try making one of these? I'd love to hear some thoughts from others who have tried it. Link via boingboing

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Solder-It-Yourself LED Board Kit

Hello all, I'm here to offer my LED board kit. You may be familiar with it if you saw my Ready, Set, Go! Lights Instructable. They were originally a product I was making to light up Hyundai Tiburon's but that ultimately did not pan out and now I have quite a few spare parts.I will be selling these at cost in an attempt to make back a portion of the money I spent designing them. (AKA need money for new projects! :P )You get everything you see in the picture:(1) blank LED board PCB(10) Super-flux 'really bright' LEDs (1 extra)(6) 1/4W surface mount resistors (3 extra, they are notoriously small and easy to lose)(1) 1N4001 diode for reverse polarity protectionAvailable colors are white, blue, and red (custom combos are available)Price is $3USD per kit, shipping to North America is $2.50USD (Canada Post Light Packet) up to 6 kits.$1USD soldering fee for those not comfortable soldering.Paypal is the preferred payment method.Check out some pics of finished boards: http://www.rumblerobotics.com/tiblights

Topic by travis7s 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do you make a robot vacuum cleaner yourself?

How could i make a robot which avoids objects whilst sucking up dirt off my tiled floor?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What is the penalty for voting for yourself in an Instructables Contest? Answered

So I noticed the rules state that you can't vote for yourself in contests. If you do, does the vote get excluded or is the Instructable disqualified? I am trying to figure out what I need to do to make my Instructables better and this is something I've been doing incorrectly. Thanks.

Question by ohoilett 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


The AWESOME Button

Matt Richardson over at Make made an awesome button from the Staples Easy Button. When pushed, the reprogrammed button randomly selects a synonym to the word 'awesome', perfect for thinking of new (awesome?) words to include in a description when writing. As an added bonus, Instructables' own Scoochmaroo is (sorta) referenced briefly @0:20 Check out the video and make one yourself: via: MakeMagazine YouTube Chanel

Topic by mikeasaurus 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Challenge: Make Something New

It's so easy to get into a rut and sometimes it's necessary to shake yourself out of it. So I'd like to issue a challenge to everyone to Make Something New. So here's what I'm proposing. You have until Sept. 21 to make something new for you and document it with a slideshow, video, or Instructable here on Instructables. Show what you've made and provide an explanation of how it's new for you. Reward: An achievement patch.So what is "new"? Anything you make right now will be new, but "new" here is talking about the experience of making the item. You can do something that's been done before by others, but the goal is to stretch yourself in a new direction. I don't know what everyone has done before so we'll be relying on the honor system, but I'd like you to push yourself.If you're always sewing clothes and are simply trying a new pattern that may be a little new to you, but it's not much of a stretch because you're using the same materials, tools, and skills that you already know. But if you've never done any metalwork and were to weld together a bike frame that would be very new.In your explanation of how your entry is new, be sure to talk about those things. What new materials, tools, skills, or designs are you using that you've never used before? How different is this from what you usually make?OK, to sum it up: - Make something new - Document it and post it on Instructables by 9/21 - Post a new comment here with a link to your post

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Is it possible to make an inductive grounder?

I'm looking for people who are familiar with Inductive Charging. Would it be possible to do the same thing, but with grounding?  Say like taking your own personal body charge and discharging it into the ground via field? I'm just thinking of grounding yourself for working around electronics in a way that can keep you really mobile while doing it.   Or maybe even helping to block EMF.

Topic by technicallyartistic 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Biggest number ever? See for yourself! :P

Alright guys, I got bored, so I decided to make a stupid little thing that I origionally used to do with my calculator in math class. :) Actually, now I have to tell this crazy story.. :P Alright, so I used to do 1+1 a bazillion times in school to see how high i could get my calc to in 1 period of class. Then (since im a MAJOR geek) I got this AMAZING idea. I decided to hook the = button to a microcontroller with a reed relay from radio shack. So I went home, and did just that. I wish I had a picture of it. It was so cool. I let it go and go. :) Anyway, now to the stupid project I made in html/javascript. So, I made this just to "prove" that there is no "biggest number". Now, it doesnt actually find proof so it "could" be wring, but its not. :P Anyway, heres the link: http://bignumbers.co.cc/numbers.html Lol. Thats all I have 2 say. Look at the source code LOL! :P KFSDAGJK  its soooo funny. (to a geek) Anyway, thanks. Later guys! :) p.s., I am at 85,000 on mine.. :)

Topic by sci4me 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Need comments...How to make yourself look like a demon/zombie using the gimp

Ok, here it is...does anybody want to know how to do this?

Topic by Antony 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


is it possible to make an "inversion table" at home, cheaply?

An "inversion table" is one that you can lay on and tip yourself upside down to let your spine stretch.

Question by tobydude 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Voting for yourself through new accounts. My suspicions.

Since I've started playing around in the contests adding this and that, I see people with an outstanding number of votes, but a pitiful amount of page views. I get the suspicion that said people are creating new accounts and voting for themselves. How do I come about this you ask? I can't say for sure, but when I see someones page who has a ton of feedback from peoples accounts that were created within the contest period, it seems a little fishy. I think that the person enters said instructable, makes more accounts, and while he's going to vote for himself, leaves some nice feedback to try and incourage others to vote. Because when I see a page full of feedback from accounts created in the last 4 days, I get a little paranoid. So seriously people, DO NOT DO THIS, don't go and vote for yourself. It's not cool, and nobody likes when people do it. It messes with contests and peoples instructables who honestly would have won, may not because some jerk gives himself votes through his accounts. Let me know what you guys think, and lets try to figure out a way of keeping this from happening, because I don't want it ruining a perfectly good contest.

Topic by Gunk on Floor 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Make Faire 2008! Who is planning on Attending?

Make Faire 2008!Hi,I was wondering who is planning on attending the Make Faire on May 3 and 4th at the San Mateo Fairgrounds? I convinced my parents to come out (all the way from Wisconsin!!) because it is also my uncles 60th birthday. I will be there on Saturday the 3rd but not the 4th. This is my first time going and I am really looking forward to it. In case you don't know what the make faire is here is a quick note from the site."Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things."Also will instructables have some type of booth up? That would be cool. Tickets are on sale right now.Hope to see you all their!Thanks JoeBTW this "Faire" spelled with an "e" at the end intentionally. I think it is the old English spelling i don't know though.

Topic by joejoerowley 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Do-It-Yourself Guru Makes Treasures From Trash - Tim Anderson Profiled on NPR's Weekend Edition

Tim Anderson was profiled this morning on NPR's Weekend Edition: Do-It-Yourself Guru Makes Treasures From Trash. It's a great piece, touching on Tim's Free Yacht Saga, his Know How series, and the rest of his 200 Instructables. More news and press about Instructables here.

Topic by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Stealth

Anyone have any idea's to make yourself more stealthy?

Topic by orrichio 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands

So right now I'm up late, preparing resume's, writing eMail, general get stuff done until exhausted mode... And this is bothering me (of all things)...Has anyone ever told you - "You have too much time on your hands?" Or have you ever seen someone say that someone else has "Too much time on their hands?"Does this bother you? Hearing other people say this... And what makes them so qualified to make this assertion?Because yes, people have said I have too much time on my hands after seeing some of my creations. Really? I have too much time on my hands? Hell, I've been working hard building this damn thing and I have too much time? Where exactly is this "time" - was I stroking off as it passed by only aware of the moments I was working on something?So what do you have to show for yourself for all the time you don't have? I mean, someone busy enough to claim someone else has "too much time" ought to have done something worthwhile. Perhaps I'm mounting a horse of appreciable height by saying the previous sentences - but how off base am I here? Does anyone else feel slightly perturbed by the too much time comment?Don't get me wrong - I don't expect everyone to like everything. But I'd much rather prefer someone saying "I don't like it" rather than claiming the efforts of my being are useless. AND, even when people do say such things - it doesn't stop me or prevent me from continuing, it's just a tad bit annoying in the not able to find a matching sock sort of way.

Topic by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


creating a bluetooth dongle...?

ive been waiting for my dongle i ordered from dealextreme.com for far to long and i am a very impatient man. ive set out to make a dongle, or try until it finally gets here. ive considered many options but its looking like this will be the most promising. my friend gave me a slightly damaged ipod touch (2nd gen?), which i found out has a broadcom bluetooth chip in it. i ripped up the ipod, found the chip, and the datasheet. ive messed with some circuitry before, but i am lost on this. im actually pretty novice with this sort of thing, but ive experimented and learned a lot on my own. i am eager to learn. my goal is to make this into a usb bluetooth adapter. i have all the ipod parts (may need some?), usb cables are abundant, and i have a soldering gun and i am able to use it. could someone please help guide me in the right direction? i am sorry if this doesnt belong here.. this is my first post here, but ive been enjoying the site for a while now. i am a big do it yourself kind of guy and will most definitely be uploading some of my ideas when i get around to it.

Topic by mindnumbinglyfun 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Instructables Sandbox?

Is there a sandbox for practicing creating and posting an instructables without publishing (and making a fool of yourself)?

Topic by alcurb 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Making The Most Of Your Time Here

If you're reading this, you're hopefully about to become an AiR in the best workshop on earth. Congratulations! This is an amazing opportunity, and i'd like to share my experiences so that you can hopefully glean some wisdom. When I got here, I was quickly humbled. For the first time in my life, I was intimidated. I had never been in such a vast playground and wealth of resources. I put myself under a lot of pressure. I started with some smaller projects that ended up taking a lot longer than anticipated. I did everything the hard way. During this time I formed a great relationship with shop staff, and gained a deep respect for them. A month will go by and you will look back and wonder where it all went. There are a million distractions, and it's a tough game to balance them all. In my last two months, I decided I needed to pick a problem to solve. I bit off more than I could chew, and I chewed it. I did something a bit unconventional, and did a project on sustainability. I was in over my head, and I brought in a friend for help. And i'm really glad I did. Don't constrain yourself to being an 'artist'. You are about to immerse yourself deep in the heart of the maker movement. Make things that you will be proud of, that you can do nowhere else.  This is an nearly infinite opportunity, with the only limiting factor being time. You are skilled enough, have the aptitude, and can do absolutely anything. So what on earth do you make?  Quick Tips: -Pick a problem, and solve it.  Pick a problem that's bigger than one person.  -Don't shackle additional commitments during this time. (I burnt out from a big side project) Devote yourself to the shop. -Reach out to someone at Autodesk, and see if you can get mentorship, or use your art to inform things that they are interested in. Form a relationship with them. You will find wisdom and friendship. -Find a peer, and check in regularly about the scope of your work.  -Pick someone to collaborate on a big project with. Make someone else's dream come true.  -Space out your classes. Don't do it all at once, or you'll forget what that critical button on the DMS is.  Time Breakdown: 33% of your time goes towards collaboration 33% towards learning new stuff that's way above your comfort level 33% for the stuff you can do with your eyes closed

Topic by buchananwp 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Instructable for xshot-type device?

Hi, I've seen all the instructables for monopods and string stablilizer things, but I was wondering if there is anyone that knows how one would make a device that you can connect to your camera and take a picture of yourself, or get yourself in a group shot. There is a device called the xshot, but I'd rather make my own! Thanks!

Topic by jukie 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


do it yourself 4 wheel adult sized pedal bike car

In spring I got idea to build a 4 wheel pedal car for my son. To use wheels from old bicycles, to make it as small and light and simple as possible and to make it possible to fit even an adult person. I was really disapointed surfing internet, as I found almost no free ideas, plans or experiences how to do it. It is no nuclear science, people would invest millions in their know-how, so they would need to hide it! Now it's autumn now and our car is done. I decided to share my experiences and detailed photos as free plans with other people, interested in self buliding pedal car of that kind. I wanted my 9 years old son to learn basics of construction and working with metal and wood. He did almost all hand works by himself and he is very proud on it. It is a very good way to move your child from TV and computer games! It is all on our 4 wheel pedal bike car web site

Topic by teospiller 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


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

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


SF Maker Faire 2009: Call for Makers

The Call for Makers is open for the 2009 SF Bay Area Maker Faire! Entry deadline 3/31/09.Details from the Maker Faire website:We are now accepting entries for the Maker Faire Bay Area, May 30 and 31 at the San Mateo County Expo Center. This year's focus is Re-Make America, inspired by President Obama's call for all of us to participate in remaking America. We're looking to showcase "the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things."Entry Open Date: Feb 2, 2009. Please enter early so we can hold space for your exhibit.Entry Close Date: March 31, 2009. Space is limited, please submit your entry by the due date!Notification of Acceptance: Entries submitted by March 12 will be notified by March 19.Maker Faire Bay Area: May 30-31, 2009Hours: Saturday 10am - 8pm (6pm - 8pm evening program); Sunday 10am - 6pm.NOTE: This is NOT Memorial Day Weekend.I've just submitted for Instructables, and if you're in the area you should consider showing off your projects as well! Tickets will be available soon, and whether you're exhibiting or not we'd love to meet you in person. Be sure to stop by our booth and introduce yourself!

Topic by canida 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Vacuum tube clock kit

This lovely clock is made from a new kit from Adafruit Industries. Once they're back in stock you can get the whole kit for $65 or just the PCB for $15. If you truly want to do everything yourself you can make the whole thing yourself with instructions here.HOWTO make a vacuum fluorescent display clock

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I have a question about 360 controller mods Answered

I plan on buying a DIY mod kit from ebay to modify a 360 controller. In the kit, there are some simple parts and then there is an 8-pin PIC microcontroller. I am wondering if there is a way (inexpensively) that i can connect that microcontroller to my computer, get the code programmed into that, and program it onto another microcontroller. I want to do this so that i can make more of the kits for much cheaper for my own personal use (to use on more controllers). Is there any way that i can do this cheaply? And can i get the blank 8-pin microcontroller and a microcontroller reader/writer from radioshack or somewhere similar?

Question by tubbychick3n 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Robot costume arms idea?

I am building the robot below for a Halloween costume. I am building the head, upper and lower body, arms, and shoes out of silver painted cardboard. But as for the arms and legs I need advice as to what to use. I know the material used in these pics has a name but I am clueless as to where to find them and what it called. The costume should be flexible enough to dance (AKA wave my arms in a worm-like motion) at a Halloween party. Any tips or ideas? Thanks in advance. If you want I'll make an instructable once I figure it out and build it if you ask. PS I am 5 feet 8 inches, and My arms are not too fat or too thin, and I am 14 years of age if you care.

Topic by squirrelMLM 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Who said this? Answered

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who are alive." This is one of the most profound quotes I've ever read.  I'd love to know who the author is. Any ideas?

Question by bajablue 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Time for another SF Make Out

I'm holding another "Make Out" making in public event this Thursday, April 21st at the Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco. What is it: It's a casual meet up to work on projects, share ideas, brainstorm, meet people, or just drink beer and chat. (Amsterdam cafe has around 300 beers available.) (They also have really good coffee, tea, and wine if beer isn't your thing.)  Bring a project if you have one (and it's appropriate to have it in a public cafe.  So no flame throwers or full-sized space ships.) Or just bring yourself.  Last time we had a full range of bakers, craters, hackers, technologists, and the curious and it was a really great time. When: April 21 from 5pm to 8pm (though it may run longer.) Where: Amsterdam Cafe, 937 Geary street, San Francisco [map] [web site] I'll be the guy playing with LEDs and Arduinos. Cost: Free!  (Though Kelly, the lovely owner of Amsterdam cafe would appreciate it if you bought something to drink and tipped well.) Who: Everyone is welcome. More details are here.

Topic by Grathio 8 years ago


77 Creative Projects You Can Make Yourself with SCRABBLE Tiles! -- Beyond the Scrabble Tile Pendant :)

SCRABBLE IN STYLE: 77 Fun & Fresh Scrabble Tile Projects! This Jam-Packed Full-Color PDF Guide (40+ pages!) goes WAY beyond the classic Scrabble tile pendant. (not sure what the craze is all about? Check out http://thescrabblegal.etsy.com )In my latest, most comprehensive guide, you'll discover everything you want to know about Scrabble tile crafting, including:- 8 Basic Technique Mini-Tutorials- 13 Ways to Make Scrabble Tile Jewelry- 65 Instructional Diagrams & Photos- 4 Funky Finishes- 4 Ways to Jazz up Your Tiles- 6 Scrabble Tile Alternatives- And Much Much More!!!Check out a few preview pages below to discover just a small sample of what youll learn when you purchase this electronic tutorial.Over 300 tutorials sold in the past 2+ months... here's what a few people have been saying:........................................................................................................................................................................"What a wonderful tutorial! I've never seen any instructional ebook more professionally done than this one...Laura is wonderful to work with!"........................................................................................................................................................................"As easy as 1,2,3. The instructions are clear, step by step and help links to various websites. A+ Seller!"........................................................................................................................................................................"You rock girl! This is a fabulous deal! I was already making Scrabble tile jewelry, but it looks like this has SO much useful info. Great job! You can tell a lot of work went into this E-Book." ........................................................................................................................................................................"Lots of good information...great customer service...how sweet it is when you purchase something the seller says if you have a problem just get in touch with them...what more can you ask for!!! prompt, friendly service."........................................................................................................................................................................ Check out the tutorials for yourself at http://thescrabblegal.etsy.comLook forward to hearing from you soon!LauraTheScrabbleGal :)

Topic by TheScrabbleGal 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


CAN SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE AN INSTRUCTABLE ON THIS

Can someone please make the device discussed below? According to researchers at Cambridge University, EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) users must be even more aware of all charges applied to their accounts than ever before. They claim that there is an integral defect in EMV’s chip-and-PIN validation protocol for debit and credit cards. Subsequently, a machine can be built to alter and obstruct communications between a card and a point-of-sale terminal. The reason for alarm is that the terminal can be tricked into receiving a false PIN verification. Although there has been no record of this happening in the UK as of yet, researchers have created this hacking device in an attempt to illustrate the flaw. They were able to trick  a card reader into validating transactions, without correct  PIN numbers, with certified cards from six issuers including  Barclaycard, Co-operative Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, HSBC and John Lewis. The researchers contend that it does not take a rocket scientist to make such a device. The financial attacker could carry the device in a backpack with wires running down a sleeve, to connect to the stolen valid card and the terminal. Basically the device would override the verify PIN instruction dictated by the terminal, causing it to respond with the 0×9000 PIN verification code that allows the transaction to go through, even though the PIN is incorrect, therefore giving the attacker full access to your money. Although this is a frightening scenario, there are ways for you, the consumer, to protect yourself. Always keep constant watch over your bank statements and look out for possible fraudulent charges. If you happen to lose your card, get in contact with your bank immediately to cancel it.

Topic by un.kassa1 9 years ago


A way to Make Silicone Softer more like rubber?

I am trying to make a suture pad for my practice, and reason why i can't buy it is because i need a bigger size, a size that will make me pay hundreds of dollars to get hold of , if i can. so i figured why not try make one yourself, So i went to the hardware store and bought 100% silicone caulk, and made a mold, it "works", kinda off, the main problem is that when it fully cure it tough as a rock.  I will appreciate any one who will help ,e

Question by Mohali26 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Knex Ideas

I have been trying to make something cool to post from knex but I can't think of anything to make. If you guys have some ideas that should be made or something that you don't think you could make by yourself please comment or private message. If I get any ideas I will start building and make instructions for it. Just don't request rollercoasters.

Topic by codemaster2590 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Instructables in the Institute for the Future's Future of Making Map

I helped The Institute for the Future, an independent, nonprofit research group with nearly 40 years of forecasting experience, create their Future of Making Map, which has just been published and mentions Instructables:Two future forces, one mostly social, one mostly technological, are intersecting to transform how goods, services, and experiences--the "stuff" of our world--will be designed, manufactured, and distributed over the next decade. An emerging do-it-yourself culture of "makers" is boldly voiding warranties to tweak, hack, and customize the products they buy. And what they can't purchase, they build from scratch. Meanwhile, flexible manufacturing technologies on the horizon will change fabrication from massive and centralized to lightweight and ad hoc. These trends sit atop a platform of grassroots economics--new market structures developing online that embody a shift from stores and sales to communities and connections.Check out the full Future of Making Map here.

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Request: DIY Portable Microwave

I was looking around and was hoping to find somewhere a guide to make a portable microwave, I have looked around on the internet for hours trying to find a DIY one because I want to make it myself rather than buying one.  What I am trying to do is find a way to make a microwave portable.  I wouldn't be making the actual microwave though, I would just buy one that you guys would hopefully suggest for me to buy.  The purpose of this is to have a microwave that I can put inside of a locker for cooking food in.  I just need someone to guide me through because all I learned through my searching was that I possibly needed an inverter, due to it being battery powered (I assume.)  Then again aren't there car batteries that can run on AC like a microwave, although I am not sure which is why I am here.  Summary: What I am asking is someone to make a step by step tutorial or guide of some sort to making a microwave portable (not building the actual microwave though, just making one portable to be runnable by like a car battery)

Topic by karatetoes 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How can one make her own brush for blush? Possible?

I don't want to buy a nice brush to apply the blush to my cheeks. I started thinking about something else that could be used in place of or a do-it-yourself improvement! Does anyone have any ideas?

Question by jess.simms 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you explain yourself, as a maker, to people outside of your community?

Seriously, you've been asked this over and over throughout the years. If you've ever tried to explain to a family member or friend what you do in your spare time (or for work), you've run into this question. How do you explain being a maker, crafter, hacker, builder, tinkerer, or whatever your self imposed title might be? Have you found something that tends to work, or do you still fumble with different explainations every time you get asked this? Either way, please share how you describe what you do to people who are so removed from your community that they just don't understand the usual, "I make things" response. Watch on YouTube More info can be found on the blog.

Topic by StumpChunkman 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Making something instead of buying is waste of time?

While searching the Internet for someone that has made their own Hot Press for making WPC (wood plastic composite) boards, I stumbled upon a Tshirt forum.  A man had posted a topic about how to make his own Tshirt heat press for making Tshirt designs.  The other forum members all decided it was a waste of time.  He should not bother trying because it's complicated.  In the end he would spend way more, and he could buy a used or cheap heat press locally. Is that not the ultimate irony?  People who post in a forum about making Tshirts tell another member that do-it-yourself is a bad idea.  Like buying a heat press to make your own Tshirts is a much better idea.  Do they all think they will be the one with that great design to put on a Tshirt and corner the elusive $100Billion Tshirt market?  Or do they just like to make their own Tshirts instead of buying one pre made.

Topic by bsims1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Recycle

Recycle, how do YOU help the environment by recycling, do you just toss plastic and paper products into correct bins whit the recycling sine in it or do you reuse old stuff, remake to keep up whit the time, take action yourself. What do you do? For example, I recycle old news paper... Its a whole proses, first you cut the news papers into smaller peaces, then you let it set in a special, secret concoction, then you blend them, then a secret method of removing the ink from the paper, and finally evenly distribute the sludge into a mold and let it set, dry. One day I might make an Instructables on how to recycle old newspapers. So what are your actions on helping the Earth recover?

Topic by comodore 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Anyone know how to make a cable for the Wacom digitizer pads used in Motion Computing tablets? I found them cheap.?

Like this cheap - $70. If you could make a cable for this, and slip it behind your MacBook screen (which should be pretty easy: see my instructable), you'd have yourself a VERY cheap Cintiq.

Question by tqbrady 10 years ago


Share a photo of you in your happy (making) place!

I was in my garage the other night creating a big mess and a lot of noise, when I looked down and realized I was covered with sawdust and wood shavings. My immediate thought was, "This is my happy place!" . . . and I decided to snap a photo.  Got a photo of you in your happy (making) place? Whether you're surrounded by yards of fabric, hands covered in clay, whipping up something tasty, soldering iron in hand . . . we'd love to see some photos of you doing what you love--making stuff! I've got some pro memberships to give away, and maybe even a few robot t-shirts!  This is a standing offer. Share a comment and a photo below!

Topic by seamster 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago