I would just like to wish everyone a merry christmas...ive had a good first year on instructables and hopefully i will post more in the new year thankyou everyone!
Topic by bedbugg2 | last reply
Just a quick festive greeting to one and all, rushing to beat a dying battery and get you yet another huge meal. Bird books as expected, but also my father in law gave me a book that should end upp becoming the source of a really major instructable over the Easter / Summer breaks... Oh, and we've been invited to stay with friends in Summer. In Geneva - the Swiss one. Anyhoo, hope you've all had as grand a Christmas as Family Kite and all associated families. "See" you all later. >K<
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I made this in dedication to all the great people in my life. The text version is for all maccies and linuxers out there. Note that I finished this at 1:16 AM, and wanted to get it out for all the people who have Christmas tomorrow, and so errors are expected. I also know that it is not politically correct to say "Merry Christmas," but I don't really care.
Topic by puffyfluff | last reply
Hey, very merry Christmas to all you folk. I'd just like to share one of my favorite quotes from "A Charlie Brown Christmas". And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the lord shone round about them, and they were so afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you this day is born in the City of Bethlehem, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel, a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men. ~Linus Thanks for an awesome year, and I will be looking forward to more great experiences with all you folks in the coming time. Go in peace, IaC
Topic by I_am_Canadian | last reply
In a few days it's Christmas, and since Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year, I wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas! I also realised Christmas and creating are very much alike: they both bring joy, happiness and gifts, so that makes Christmas and Instructables an even better combination. Merry Christmas!!!
Topic by emilyvanleemput | last reply
Merry Knexmas! From Hiyadudez! It's almost here, Christmas, one of the happiest times of the year. Lets start of by singing a song, made by Logic boy :-) Rudolph, the red-turreted knexsayer had a very shiny turret. And if you ever saw it, you would even say it was awsome. All of the other knex guns used to laugh and call it names. They never let poor Rudolph join in any knex wars. Then one foggy Christmas Eve Mepain came to say: "Rudolph with your Turret so bright, won't you be my primary tonight?" Then all the knex guns loved him as they shot out with glee, Rudolph the red-turreted knexsayer, you'll go down in history! Well, that was completely random... but I bet you are singing it in your head right at this very moment though! Hehe :-) Anyway, I only made this because I was bored, cya!
Topic by Hiyadudez | last reply
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practi[c|s]ed within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, col[o|ou]r, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
Topic by westfw | last reply
Hey all, I decided that since so many people were wanting to see my new gun, I'd post it early. Besides, there are so many christmas guns because people were following the trend, that mine would be overlooked. So, take a look, tell me what you think. www.instructables.com/id/TJASTR2-1/ (PS I know this is a bit spammish, but since my last instructable wasn't posted for 4 days, I'm thinking that this might not even come out for christmas.)
Topic by The Jamalam | last reply
Hey guys! Before i say anything else, Merry Christmas! I know I've been quiet, but that's because I've been working on something big. I have a good idea of when it will come out(about jan 3). And here's a tip for you guys. When things get quiet, things start to get crazy(crazy for me anyway lol). If I'm gonna finish this, I'm going to need a little more knex. I think that I am going to make a mag fed rifle that shoots green rods. Pics are handle. Third pic is handle attached to something.
Topic by tinyhooman | last reply
...when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there." Alright guys and gals, hope you are all well! I just wanted to take this chance before to big day to wish everyone here and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I wish that everyone receives happiness, health and hope for the next year to come. Hope you all have a good'n and lots of family fun.
Topic by Joe Martin | last reply
Hi everybody, Plasmana here...I have been been inactive lately because I have a lot of stuff do, and now, I have to say this is going to be the worst christmas I have ever experienced...Because,My granddad passed away...So, I am very sad at the moment..And there has been a lot of bad things happing to UK at the moment, some stores are shutting down, causing many people losing their jobs, and there has been severe flooding in some parts of the UK...Because a lot of bad things happened, I may be inactive from instructables for a long time, but I will still be able to post some comments....
Topic by Plasmana | last reply
The crew of HMS Ocean found out that they would be back in port after over seven months at sea. This is their reaction. From the video's description: After lots of time away last year (214 days) -- planned for 7 week deployment exercise with other nations Diverted to Libya and further operations Back 9 Dec after 7½ months away - 225 days with 176 at sea 400 people onboard (at peak during the amphibious exercises just under 900 onboard but approx 650 during Op Ellamy) Steamed just over 40,000 miles Burned approx 6,000 tonnes of fuel Operated 16 different type of aircraft off the deck Realities of deploying: 15 babies born while the ship has been away (fathers did get home to see mum and baby) 5 people were sent home so they didn't miss their own weddings. 1 sailor whose son's third birthday is on homecoming. Family meeting ship Ships company have missed: Summer holidays. Children's exam results Children finishing school and starting university The Padre missed his daughter's graduation. The ship's company made a Christmas DVD when they heard they would be home for Christmas. Happy Christmas, folks.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
First, I'd like to wish everybody a great christmas for tomorrow. Second I'd like to thank everyone here for a great year on Instructables, and encourage even more productivity in all areas of the site. We're advancing so much. Merry Christmas! -J
Topic by The Jamalam | last reply
It's that time of year again, whether you be in the cold of Canada or in the sunny beaches of Australia, Christmas Fever is sweeping the nation like an epidemic on steroids. Even if you do not follow the practices of Christmas, you still get that warm feeling that is only attained by a holiday at this time of year. I would like to say, open up your hearts to a fellow man and and do something nice for Christmas, and then post it here if you wish! Whether it be a personalized card or a new Honda Accord with custom paint job for your mate, I, and I am pretty sure I can safely say many others, wish to see it! And I wish to finish here with a more heartfelt note, addressed to every one that reads this: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and every one you know. ~K
Topic by Kryptonite | last reply
I want to accomplish my dream goal in life. I want to try to do the "Impossible" (Building an actual life-sized horse Merry-Go-Round with up-down horses.) Are there any engineering books out there that could help me understand what parts I would need to make this ride? Thanks in advance. Merry Christmas!
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Question by tweeker69 | last reply
A few years ago i came up with the idea of strapping a rocket to a merry-go-round. the little ones in playgrounds not the big ones with horses and stuff. i've been trying to find some sort of rocket hobby community since then but there are surprisingly little. and not a whole lot of instructables on rockets with enough power. so tips? hints on how to at least get started?
Topic by zixster | last reply
Check out Gilrostwo's KNEX SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thankyou so much and merry christmas hanuka kwanza three kings day or whatever you celebrate :) Sorry about my spelling, dont comment on it. Instead, save your comments for the sale! Here it is enjoy!!!!!!!! https://www.instructables.com/community/KNex-for-sale/
Topic by KnexFreek | last reply
Four frisky snowmen all decked out for fun are a merry middle on this pleasing plate, sized to hold tons of treats. An amusing way to add holiday magic to everything you eat! Porcelain.[url=http://www.giftforusa.com/product.asp?dept_id=1601&pfid;=37715]Click here[/url]
Topic by MARKE20 | last reply
Goodbye, peeps! Plans have changed slightly for Christmas, so I probably won't be near a broadband connection very often, if at all, until the New Year, just in time for my second anniversary as an Instructableer. In the mean time, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, enjoy the Solstice and the New Year and any other holidays I've missed.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I am undertaking a minor project with a friend and we need to build a bluetooth transmitter to be controlled by a mobile phone. All we need it to do is to give an electric signal on demand. Any expertise, components and suggestions people can share with us, I would be very grateful for. Merry Christmas! x
Topic by Martain | last reply
I watched it fill with water, then the agitator started moving. After a minute or so, the agitator stopped moving but the motor was still running. I moved the knob to the spin cycle and the washer drained and spun as normal. Wonder if there is some sort of belt that may be wearing out? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Merry Christmas!---Rob
Question by robjob1918
Hey I got CoD4 reflex edition for wii, so pm me your friend code for it and I'll add you. Yeah. I also have mario kart and I don't know any other games that I have which can go online. But yeah, comment here and add your friend code or pm me if you don't want it out. Merry christmas!
Topic by The Jamalam | last reply
5 Cent Ring Mind-Controlled Wheelchair Captain America Shield Candle Making Futon Redux Floppy Disk IR Camera Hack Holiday Snow Globe Drinking Straw Heart Hairpin Charging Station Lamp Kinetic Robot Sculpture 30+ Projects to Make and Be Merry New Life for Dead PCBs Blinking LED Firefly Pendant Cinema-Scope Glasses
Topic by randofo | last reply
Hi guys, Obviously i am a member of instructables that is why i am able to post in the forum. I am Nigerian and i live in Nigeria. The reason i am making this post, is because i want to be sure i am not alone. It would be nice if Instructables can create a nationality database, this way people from the same country can connect, relate and partner for projects. But, until then if you are an active instructor from Nigeria, say Hi. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Topic by Rock Michael | last reply
Just a heads' up, I'm away for the Christmas break, visiting relatives without a useful internet connection* , so I will be less than my usual ubiquitous self over the next week or two.However, said relatives may be installing wireless broadband while we are there, so I may be able to pop in occasionally.The plan is to leave tomorrow morning (the 23rd), so, if we don't speak before then, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.(Thank you for all your kind comments already!)*I will not sit in a cupboard to use dial-up!
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Have you ever made candy so good, that you want the whole world to know about it? Well, now's your chance! Hello, i'm Megaliciouz here with my first ever, non-official challenge! I bet you could already guess what the challenge was about. CANDY! HOW TO ENTER: Just make an instructable with a recipe for candy on it, and make one of the keywords "Megacandy". WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?: Shh...it's a surprise! WHAT'S THE DEADLINE?: December 24, 2011 at 11:59 EST Remember, you can make any kind of candy! Peanut, chocolate, fruit, gum, lollipop, anything you can think off that can be categorized as CANDY! GOod Luck to you all, and have a merry christmas!
Topic by GummiBear | last reply
Does anyone know where you can find your password under windows? is it even possible to find it? i recently installed linux ubuntu on a trashed server and it allready had win2k on it but i do not have the passwords for the windows part. how do i retreive them? >update< wow i did not think so many people would answer this question so thank you all! could you give me all the sites/ programs you know for reseting/retrieving passwords please? that would be even better! thanks and merry christmas! ho and to do this i have access to the ubuntu partition of my server and NOT to the windows one. on the windows one, i do not have any passwords. I did try the "administrator" trick but as i thought it does not work.
Question by didgitalpunk | last reply
These are "8686", songs, eigh syllables in first line, six in the nexts, then eight... God rest Ye Merry Gentleman O God Our Help In Ages Past Amazing Grace Yankee Doodle America the Beautiful Brighton Camp The Marine Hymn O Susannah The Happy Wanderer (verses) The Alpha Phi Omega toast song I've been Working on the Railroad Amazing Grace Giligan's Island Greensleeves House of the Rising Sun Oh Little Town of Bethlehem The Yellow Rose of Texas Joy to the World Auld Lang Syne Beverly Hillbillies Theme Ghost Riders in the Sky Stairway to Heaven The Rime of the Ancient Mariner It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Navy Hymn ( Eternal Father) Angels We Have heard On High Down By The Riverside
Topic by Wilmette | last reply
Hello, I am working with a couple of young men in Togo, West Africa. They sell solar panels, and because batteries are so expensive, it they did one of them bike rim windmills, and generated 12 volts, during the nights, the houses could power up LED lights. Which 12 volt generator would you recommend to buy on Ebay? Please paste a link. What specific magnets are good for the bike rim, please give me the specific link on ebay. I hope someone has done this, and does know how, I can search.. . I watch so many videos it drives me crazy, I want to replicate, and often the buying details are not included. Thanks, Andy Lee Graham Travel Writer for HoboTraveler.com Merry Christmas hoboontheroad AT yahoo.com
Topic by hobotraveler
Hi everyone ! I was looking to make an iOS controlled guitar pedal (using and arduino uno !). First a very simple one, like an overdrive or a distortion, and later something more complex ! Who could help me ? I managed to create the overdrive with this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Overdrive-Pedal/ and the distortion with this one https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-easy-guitar-distortion-pedal-STEP-BY-STEP/?ALLSTEPS. I don't know how to use one of those pedals and to connect it to an arduino uno and then to be able to change the settings (like being able to change what we can change with the buttons of the pedal) with a very simple iphone app (through wifi or bluetooth, probably with an arduino shield) If anyone could give me a lead ... Thanks for taking the time to read me and for your help ! Merry Christmas !
Topic by matt238 | last reply
Instructables is sponsoring a Monthly Build Night at Montana Ethical Hackers! Stop by our Open Hack Night to make your own 3D circuit board with Bare Conductive paint provided by Instructables! We'll have a bunch of fun stuff and Instructables is providing pizza as well! I wanted to embed images in this... but the forum here only allows them to be grouped at the end. This has certainly made the merry month of May merrier! Big thanks go out to Instructables.com for the equipment and a decent shot at recognition. It can be hard when your state is as sparsely populated as Montana. Meet us at the North entrance to the downtown walking mall! We're in the US Bank building on the 3rd Floor. May 30th @ 7 PM Check out the details of our event here: http://groupspaces.com/Meh/item/429872
Topic by saintmeh | last reply
There doesn't seem to be a contact route to report bugs on the Instructables website. Having encountered a very annoying bug, I searched the Instructables website and found in the Forums "How to Submit Bug Reports" at . That post has a link to take you to where you can report your bugs. That link is . Surprise! That link takes you to .....(drum roll!).... . Which is exactly where you started from. After about six circuits of this merry-go-round without finding a way to actually get wherever bugs are supposed to be reported, I just decided to post this so everyone else can have as much fun as I did. If they want to. I think it's a bug, but since I can't find a way to report it, I'll go home now.
Topic by ldmorgan | last reply
Hi, I've never seen a community so welcoming and intuitive than the instructables community, so I decided this website is the best place to ask my question. I'm sure there is someone hidden deep within the fathoms of instructables that is versed in the matter of magnetic field redirection. I'm working on a project that I will post an 'ible of, (truly wireless speakers ;)) but I need some method of redirecting a magnetic field so it doesn't interfere with the speakers. I have heard of some methods, i.e. Mu metals, MagnetShield, but these are not easy to come by, especially in the UK. I have considered ordering from the manufacturer, but I am not willing to pay the exorbitant shipping costs. I would firstly like to know if such a material exists, or if alternative/better/cheaper methods are available, secondly, whether or not it can be procured in the UK, and if so, where, and thirdly, proper application of such a material. I have done lots of research into the matter, but have been left fruitless. I'm sure someone can help. Merry Christmas, icyseptember
Question by icyseptember | last reply
I have a miniature Dauschund hound, Miss Millie, who is 3 years old. This is only my second ever dog, so bare with me please. Like any other wiener dog, she has personality up the wahzoo. Never have I nor my husband ever heard such a vocal canine. she's got spunk! But then I digress, sorry about that. Anywhoos, we run our business here at our house, actually out in the garage and basement. Millie will have nothing to do with either structure /room, so she ends up sleeping a lot inside the house. The last thing we want is for her health or well being to suffer, so alas....my question : When bringing another dog around an established territory of another (especially a Dauschund! Lol) Will the relationship develop better with a female pup or should we become looking for a stud puppy? Any help would be appreciated. My husband wants another girl, but I think it will make things harder for everyone involved. Please just confirm my answer, LOL, and I can be on my merry way. But seriously ,HELP!!
Question by Missinmymillie | last reply
Hi guys, i'm a newbie on here so i would like to take this opportunity to say hello :) i have a salvaged transformer that i'm working on at the mo. It is the primary that is blown, but the secondary is fine. I am in the uk, so it is designed to run on 240. Because i am looking to produce high amps, one solution would be to use the secondary as a primary, otherwise i am looking at doing a full rewind. i'm kinda new to transformers, but have enough knowledge for the job in hand. my question is how many turns does the primary need to have? i know that you cant give me an exact figure without the dimensions of the transformer in question (700w microwave transformer if that helps) but i seem to remember from school physics that there is an equation to work out the number of turns a primary must have at a given voltage, i have googled for days to no avail, i'm guessing it is out there somewhere, but i cant find it :( and the last question is that if the transformer was to have too few turns on the primary, what would happen when it was plugged in? my guess would be that it would short out the mains and the coil would rupture, possibly tripping the circuit breaker? many thanks to anyone who replies :) and merry xmas to all :)
Topic by jbaz73 | last reply
I've been thinking about this as right now the goddamn drunk that came to the door a few hours ago is still rapping on the door, he's a special example because he's caught in this loop, he came asking for someone called steve and wasn't a problem, I sent him on his merry way and he came back in half an hour, oblivious to the fact that we'd had that conversation, he was however agressive this time, he tried to push his way in to the house and got a good smack to the jaw, door closed. He then came back again, in a friendly mood and started the conversation again, I'm now ignoring him - usually they take the hint the first time... Anyway I was wondering if anybody would like to collaborate on an 'ible about dealing with them, see I've had a variety of random interactions with drunks, from where I used to work to random happenings and down and the local, I'd probably be able to persuade my friend who's a barman to add some wisdom, and maybe my mate the security guard who is bored anyway... Anybody interested? If I've missed a life changing and amazing 'ible on such things then it may not be needed but haven't seen one on this subject anyway...
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Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
...to do what's right? ...Would you walk everywhere to boycott an unfair bus system? (let's assume we all ride the bus) ...Would you take on the position of leading a movement for democracy in a country that you could could easily be assassinated in for doing it? ...Would you give up everything to fight for what is right? People who have answered yes to questions like these have gotten the modern world to where we are today. People who have answered yes to questions like these are improving the undeveloped world. Would you? If the occasion came that you were best fit to take on a position like Martin Luther King Jr. did, would you accept? I like to think that I would - I hope that I would. --ChaosCampbell put it well: "so... simply put, you are asking; would you stand up for yourself. eve at the sacrifice of your life. I think our world as we know it shows the majority answer of... yesthe question that would bring a majority ... no answer, even if we cannot admit it to ourselves would be; would you be willing to sacrifice everything to resolve an injustice committed against a fellow man, if your sacrifice would bring a group further at the detriment of your own existence. meaning doing nothing would allow you to live a merry life, or sacrificing would allow a larger group to have a better life at your expense"
Topic by Weissensteinburg | last reply
EDIT: Wow so its christmas!!!! WOO HOO! Did you get what you wanted? If not what did you get? I was actually suprised at how popular this topic (22 Including my shared their present) was so I want too say thankyou to all who commented and have a Merry Christmas! Ps: I got my Itouch 4 :) ANYONE ON IBLES REPLY TO THIS Please spread around so i have a huge list! Here is the list: megametal8: Apple Ipod Touch 4th Gen 8GB lemonie: Drunk DJ Radio: Xbox with Halo Reach Randomguy65: Kinect and (Possibly) Ipod Nano Goodhart: Three books of inspiration Seleziona: PS3 Shadowman39: Lego H1T4TCH1: Money TheFoofinator: Digital Camera MichelMoermans: Hat,Money,Building Supplies and a Book. knex_builder_freak: Ipod touch protective case and knife or sword bounty1012: L96a1 instruct39: Clothes,knex and wii games Ajleece: Samsung 330w Home Theatre System Tool Using Animal: A scout scope mount, and scope, for my Mosin Nagant happyjo: Trip to Hawaii Tornado96: New Super Mario Bros Wii, Video Camera and (Hopefully) more Knex stale56: A few video games,Tarn-X,IPod touch External Mic,Xbox 360 controllers,Cheap laser pointers, Flash drive and Duct and Electric Tape. knex gun builder: 2 RC Helicoptors, Suprise, Wii headset and Remote BrittLiv: A trip to the hard ware store SunBanks: Cahartt Jacket gruffalo child: A geiger counter, loads of books, some random things from her grandad's workshop, a hand-knitted jumper, ice-skates and a lop-sided picture
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