Search for Recapping Game Gears in Topics


Sega game gear recap.

I have been repairing Sega game gears for a week now and i seem to be having a consistent problem with the VA1 single ASIC boards. i recap them and none of the work. Ive recapped tons of the twin ASIC boards with no problem i was wondering if anyone could help me figure out why i cant seem to get them working. the power comes on so the power board is good. no sound but the backlight CFL comes on. any help will be greatly appreciated. I am a Blacksmith by trade and happy to trade smithing knowlage for electrical

Question by ScottH384    |  last reply


Gaming system?

I want to get a new system, and I'm not sure if I should get an Xbox360 or a PS3. 360 has a whole bunch of awesome games, and PS3 has free online gaming. I'm not sure which one to choose. Which one is better? PLEASE DON'T JUST POST SAYING THINGS LIKE "Oh ps3 suks" or "I have a 360"

Topic by Farewell88s    |  last reply


Gears of War (pc)

Does anyone have Gears of war Pc and get a strange message when they try to open it?

Topic by Fresh94    |  last reply


Gears Of War Weapons

I think that there should be more Weapons from games such as gears of war and Bioshock. I tried to make a Lancer, With a motor for the chainsaw. But I ended up making a totally different single shot. Here are some guns to make: Torque Bow Lancer Boomshot Sniper Hammer of Dawn and maybe some more

Topic by HBF  


reasons that gears of war 2 will not and should not be bought

As i also loved to shoot the living crap out of locust. it is also come to my attention that the next gears will mostly take place on a humogous train and it sort of looks like it mostly takes place on the train itself. not worthy of being in a collection of 360 games. agreed?

Topic by bommber man    |  last reply


Metal Gear Solid Guns

I'm also looking for guns from one of the greatest games (at least to me), Metal Gear Solid. My top 5 requests are: 1. The SOCOM 2. The USP 3. The FAMAS 4. The Mauser C96 (The gun Eva uses in Snake Eater) 5. P90 (The gun Solidus Snake uses in Sons Of Liberty) Of course, all other guns from Metal Gear will also be appreciated as well, so if anybody who knows where I can find the instructable for any of these, or if anyone knows how to make it themselves (or is up to the challenge of trying to make them), please reply and tell me where to go (or what it will be called, if you need time to make it and put it up). I believe that it is possible to make at least 2 or 3 of these guns. Thanks to everyone that joins in the cause of making these guns, or at least telling me where to find the instructables for them, and happy building.

Topic by Knexfan    |  last reply


I want to make a washing machine painting;a hard rectangle board with a round board and you pull a lever.How do I?

I want to make an interactive painting of a washing machine. The person pulls a lever and the round board spins (easy version) or the person puts in a coin that causes the round board to spin. I can't figure out what goes on behind the artwork to make it work. And is there a book or online site to show me how to make simple gears and levers? I'm thinking about going back to school to learn mechanical engineering; that's how much I want to do kinetic art. Something like a wheel of fortune comes to my mind. I get it down simply,now...later I add laundromat sounds! Ok,I like laundromats. There ,I said it! Thanx in advance for your help!

Question by orangepjs435    |  last reply


Metal Gear Solid 4 Has 90-Minute Cutscenes

Kotaku: MGS4 Has 90-Minute CutscenesWTF?Hey Kojima, this is a game, not some crap anime show or movie. Tell the characters to shut up already. Jeez.Super long cutscenes...they remind me why I don't buy Japanese games anymore. And that reminds me why I don't buy Japanese consoles anymore.

Topic by Aeshir    |  last reply


Help with a game system mod?

I'm buying a sega game gear to mod. I want to add an a/v input without using the tv tuner accessory. Is this possible? I cant find it anywhere online, but i did find a pinout and it seems possible. I know i could connect the audio to pins 44 and 45. Would it work if i connected the video in to pin 43? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. 1 +34(V) liquid drive                                        24 MREQ memory request 2 +5(V) +5(V)                                                    25 A10/TPR2 address 3 /WR write signal                                           26 /RD read signal 4 A12 address                                                 27 /EXM 2 0~7FFFH 5 A7/CL1B3 address                                      28 A15 address 6 A6/CL1A2 address                                      29 A11 address 7 A5/CL1B2 address                                      30 A9/TPR1 address 8 A4/CL1A1 address                                      31 A8/CLIA3 address 9 A3/CL1B1 address                                      32 A13 address 10 A2/DW address                                          33 A14 address 11 A1/DO3 address                                        34 /EXM1 8000~BFFFH 12 A0/DO1 address                                        35 +5v +5 volts 13 D0/DB data                                                 36 /M1 M1 cycle 14 D1/P3 data                                                  37 IORQ I/O request 15 D2/P2 data                                                  38 /RFSH refresh 16 GND D ground                                           39 /RESET Reset 17 GND A ground                                            40 CCLK Clock 18 GND D ground                                           41 GND Ground 19 D3/P4 data                                                  42 /GG MS/GG 20 D4/P1 data                                                  43 /TV TV Cart 21 D5/CL2 data                                               44 TVSNDR VR Right Audio 22 D6/DO2 data                                              45 TVSNDL TV Left Audio 23 D7/DO4 data

Question by musick_08    |  last reply


can you change the camera view on metal gear solid peace walker for psp?

I downloaded the demo but the camera is like behind "snake". i wanted to know if i could change it to be more like call of duty, metal of honor, etc... 

Question by GianniMora    |  last reply


Bicycle Rap - Performance

I saw this on youtube yesterday, and it had me crackin' up!A rap song about bikes, and how performance is the name of the game.

Topic by StumpChunkman    |  last reply


TF2 Paintball Scenario Game Help? Answered

 Basically, I convinced the owner of my local paintball field (not telling) to run a TF2 scenario game, mainly because he's also a big fan of Valve, and because I agreed to pay for half of it. I already have volunteers who are willing to wear the costumes and have fun. I've already developed costumes (posting Instructable on costumes later). I've also found a suitable paintball sentry (www.paintballsentry.com/index.htm). Thing is, I'm absolutely at a loss for weapons. The only paintball shotgun I can find would be a shotgun made by RAP4, which is not a good manufacturer, and I have no idea what to do for the medic's healing, dispenser's healing, and teleporters. I need ideas for weapons and buildables, and they have to look at the very least vaguely like their game counterparts. If anyone could help, I'd be much obliged. Kthx, Gears of Awesome

Question by GearsOfAwesome    |  last reply


Does anybody want these?

So heres the deal, Jack In The Box was having a GameStop sweepstake which I entered and won the following items from: Gears of War 3 free in-game weapon skin 5-pack Assassin's Creed Revelations outfit Gears of War 3 free in-game weapon skin 5-pack (I won this twice  which is why it is listed twice) Now seeing as to how I don't play those games and further more do not have an Xbox I was wondering if anyone wants them. If you do write a number in a comment in the next few days. I will randomly choose three numbers and send the link and the code that I was sent by Jack in the box to the three people who wrote those numbers. I will not be held responsible under any circumstances if including but not limited to: the code does not work for you they charge you shipping you do not have the games they arrive damaged etc. etc. etc.

Question by ElvenChild    |  last reply


Has anyone come up with a case for transporting the various Guitar Hero Band pieces in?

 My grandkids are back and forth with all the Guitar Hero equipment and I'd like to make them an awesome case that will protect all this gear.  Any ideas?

Question by rednsassy    |  last reply


Replace my car steering wheel with my xBox controller? Answered

Could it be done? Should it be done? and would that be taking my gaming obsession too far? Would L and R be for gear changes or indicators? Suggestions for button functions welcome.

Question    |  last reply


Airsoft Equipment? Answered

Hey guys, I have an upcoming air soft field game coming up and was wondering what other gear I should get and what i should use. As of right now I have: Echo1 Tactical M4 Red Dot/Flip Up/Carry Handle Sight Grenade Launcher/Bi pod/Fore grip Secondary Gas Blow-back M1911 Modded Spring shotgun Rpg Tactical Gear Camo Shirt Pants Mag pouch Holster Gloves Boots Tactical Backpack

Question by KnexFreak360    |  last reply


How to make handhelds out of consoles? Answered

Hi I want to make handelds out of gaming consoles like the Sega Master ( for better quality than a game gear), the SNES, the Colecovision, the Intellivison, the Atari 7800 and maybe the Atari Jaguar to name a few. Basically, I want to make a collection of portable consoles. Can somebody help me find tutorials or anything?

Question by Clemasterable    |  last reply


Airsoft Equipment?

Hey guys, I have an upcoming air soft field game coming up and was wondering what other gear I should get and what i should use. As of right now I have:     Echo1 Tactical M4     Red Dot/Flip Up/Carry Handle Sight     Grenade Launcher/Bi pod/Fore grip Secondary     Gas Blow-back M1911     Modded Spring shotgun     Rpg Tactical Gear     Camo Shirt Pants     Mag pouch     Holster     Gloves     Boots     Tactical Backpack

Topic by KnexFreak360    |  last reply


ability of zombie in left for dead part 2

Smoker Appearance: An average-sized Infected with huge tumors all over its arms and face. Has a very long tongue as well. This tongue can be shed when the Smoker is injured, allowing them to get away. Sounds: Talk about an anti-smoking agenda. The Smoker makes all sorts of horrible wheezing and coughing sounds when idle. Launching the tongue creates a sort of slurping sound, and the music becomes dramatic whenever a survivor is being strangled to death. When they die, they explode with a puffing noise. Strengths: The Smoker is the longest-distance Infected and can easily separate groups of survivors through good use of its tongue. When a survivor is being strangled, they can't do anything to free themselves (much like the Hunter's pounce). This forces a teammate to run to the person and free them, potentially causing more problems for the survivors. They have a tendency to find the nooks and crannies where it is hard to see them, climb up on building, or move around in groups of regular infected in order to surprise the survivors. Weaknesses: In-between the Boomer and Hunter is where the Smoker's durability sits. They can only take a few shots before dying, making it essential for them to catch survivors off guard. When they grab a survivor, the survivor has a few seconds to fire at the Smoker before they become constricted. If they deal enough damage, the Smoker will let go and possibly even die. When constricting a survivor, any other survivor can bash or shoot the tongue or smoker to cause it to release the person they are strangling. Bashing the player counts as bashing the tongue, but shooting them does not. Special: Smokers are relatively harmless by themselves due to their weak damage output. However, much like the Boomer, they can turn an entire game around. If a smoker grabs and manages to strangle a player, it can force the other teammates to chase the player down and save them. On top of this, they often linger in large groups of common Infected, which will attack the strangled survivor and act as a shield for the Smoker. Tank Appearance: Muscle, muscles, and more muscles! The Tank wouldn't look out of place in Gears of War. They are gigantic, drag their knuckles along the ground, and run like apes. If you manage to miss seeing a Tank, you've got to be blind. A hilarious detail: Tanks have no lower jaws, so their tongues just dangle! Sounds: The Tank snorts, bellows, and generally sounds like an angry rhinoceros. The ground nearby trembles as they move, and the music gets very intense and action-oriented when one starts attacking the players. Crashing sounds are common as well, as they throw cars and chunks of landscape as well as rip apart doors. Strengths: Where to begin? The Tank is the single toughest Infected in the game. They can absorb an unholy amount of damage, forcing the entire team to work together to kill one. They can rip off chunks of the environment to hurl at the players, and will also throw cars. They can tear through certain parts of the environment, like pillars and barricades. Not even safehouse doors can stand up to a Tank. A player that is hit by a Tank will be flung, heavily damaged, and will be stunned on landing, unable to move. Weaknesses: A Tank can only take on a single survivor at a time, where all survivors can unload on them. They can't bash through obstacles, so walls and certain environmental objects will hinder them. They have to climb up like any normal Infected, as they can't leap. Any long-range attack can be easily dodged. They have a huge profile, which makes it almost impossible to miss them. Special: Tanks are big, dumb brutes, so use this to your advantage. They take time to find a target, and will get slowed down by environmental obstacles. With one person acting as bait, a Tank can be taken out extremely quickly as long as anybody, bait included, has a semi-automatic shotgun. Tanks are also highly flammable, and will burn until they die. Witch Appearance: Almost-naked, panting, gaunt, disturbing-looking woman with huge claws. Always has a red light on them, no matter where they may be in a level. Witches are the exact opposite of Tanks in appearance, being thin, small, and low-profile. Sounds: There is no creepier ambience in Left 4 Dead than that which surrounds a Witch. The Witch cries and sobs as long as it has been undisturbed, and the music becomes very creepy and disturbing as one gets closer and closer to a Witch. When they have been startled, it screams and chases down the offending survivor, letting loose random cries. Strengths: The Witch is the second-toughest Infected, next to the Tank. They also deal the most damage out of any Infected, as they are able to incapacitate (Easy through Advanced) or kill (Expert) any survivor with a single strike. They have great hearing, and any gunshots or explosions nearby will startle them, causing them to chase down the survivor that startled them. Weaknesses: The Witch will only chase down a single survivor before running away. The survivor which is closest and dealing the most damage is a target, but the one that startled the Witch will usually be the one that ends up taking the hit if it gets close enough. They're fast, but are slowed down a lot by doors and other obstacles. They can be sneaked by if the survivors turn off flashlights and walk instead of run. Special: The Witch is the only special Infected that can't be controlled by a player, for obvious reasons. A survivor with a semi-automatic shotgun can sneak up on a Witch (right next to one, in fact), point their gun at her, and unload a full clip into her before she can fully respond. This is the easiest way to take out Witches that are blocking essential paths, such as ones that are in subway cars in the second level of No Mercy.

Topic by Waren-Neutron  


how to prepare a car steering joystick for my computer?

Well i want to drive a car or play the car game not with the help of a keyboard but i want a steering infront of me;accelerator,brake ,clutch at my foot & gear's beside me ...so as it would give a real car driving experience on a computer ;                        so ,please tell me or guide me how to prepare it at my home..plz

Question by naveen71    |  last reply


MGS5's iDroid - Can it be Built with Open Source Tech?

I can't get enough of Metal Gear Solid 5! It definitely deserves the 10/10 scores its received! But as cool as it would be to have a giant robot or even a Walker Gear that you and/or your enemies can pilot, I think the coolest thing to have from the game would be the "iDroid". If you havent played "The Phantom Pain" or "Ground Zeroes", the iDroid is a device Snake uses for multiple purposes. Some include: sending radio trasmissions and calling in supply drops or helicopters between the iDroid's location and Mother Base, Displaying a topographical satellite view of the area Snake is in, Organizing Mother Base staff, resources, R&D; projects, and playing music from cassette tapes found while on missions, Just to name a few. (bold font is to differentiate the uses) So is it possible to build a similar device using the open source technology of today? (minus the use of cassette tapes and a 2D holographic projection screen) I'm pretty confident that it can be done, but what do you guys think?

Topic by EngineerJakit  


MGS5's iDroid - Can it be Built with Open Source Tech?

I can't get enough of Metal Gear Solid 5! It definitely deserves the 10/10 scores its received! But as cool as it would be to have a giant robot or even a Walker Gear that you and/or your enemies can pilot, I think the coolest thing to have from the game would be the "iDroid". If you havent played "The Phantom Pain" or "Ground Zeroes", the iDroid is a device Snake uses for multiple purposes. Some include: sending radio trasmissions and calling in supply drops or helicopters between the iDroid's location and Mother Base, Displaying a topographical satellite view of the area Snake is in, Organizing Mother Base staff, resources, R&D; projects, and playing music from cassette tapes found while on missions, Just to name a few. (bold font is to differentiate the uses) So is it possible to build a similar device using the open source technology of today? (minus the use of cassette tapes and a 2D holographic projection screen) I'm pretty confident that it can be done, but what do you guys think? (btw i also have the same topic in the Tech section, cuz i figured that would fit well probably)

Topic by EngineerJakit  


Best steampunk case mod to date.

You may have seen this, its been all over the internets.The thing itself is over 8 foot tall.There is all sorts of bits added, and some have a practical use, e.g. the power button made from a discreet brass valve.To top that, it is also stuffed with the latest high end gaming gear.If i wasn't a Mac user, i would most probably be drooling right now.I think i would have preferred an orange glow, but green is good also.The said item was created by, Dana MattocksHead over to this flickr set to see it all.Heres to you Dana, for showing us all how its done.Via Giz

Topic by gmjhowe    |  last reply


Can someone suggest any costume pieces that could be integrated into casual clothing?

I was surfing some instructables and came across one for Sonic's shoes. This got me thinking: what if there were parts of characters from games, stories or movies that could be added to t-shirts, hats, pants, shoes, accessories, etc. I have always been a huge fan of dressing up, but have done it less and less so that i don't seem look to crazy or childish (even though thats how I act most of the time anyway :P). Franchises that i like are Halo, Bioshock, Fullmetal Alchemist, Bleach, Pokemon, Death Note, Star Wars, Gears of War, Lord of the Rings, etc. I am heavily into Fantasy and First-Person Shooters. I was thinking that objects such as a drill bracelet (bioshock), COG necklace (Gears of War)  or Ash Ketchum hat (Pokemon) could be subtly incorporated into my attire that could go a long way to expressing myself and my interests. Any links to instructables, websites or just general ideas will be appreciated. 

Question by Splicer02    |  last reply


Xbox 360 Spring Showcase 2008 - GOW2, Fable 2, Banjo Kazooie 3 and more!

Xbox.com - Press InfoCrapload of new information and screenshots for...+ Gears of War 2+ Fable 2+ Ninja Gaiden 2+ Too Human+ Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise + Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts+ Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode OneThe links on the left are videos inside of ZIP archives, the links on the right are normal pages with info and screenshots.I can't get any of the videos because I'm on dial-up, can someone tell me what happens in the Banjo Kazooie one? That's the only one I care about anyway.

Topic by Aeshir    |  last reply


Simple Design and Digital Prototyping Software

Hi guys. I've been making some very simple mechanisms for a steampunk Instructables series I've got planned, and have been prototyping using cardboard and paper. This has actually worked really well, but I'm a fan of the digital realm, too, and was wondering if anyone could recommend some simple, cheap (ideally freeware) digital prototyping software to help me eliminate (or minimize) the paper and card phase? As I say, the mechanics are very simple. Cams, pulleys, levers, gears -- nothing more complex than bell cranks, linkages and basic drives. I think a scotch yoke is about as adventurous as it's got so far. So I'm looking for some nice simple software that'll allow me to build and test the mechanisms digitally, if such a thing exists. I've looked at the likes of Autodesk and Blender, but they seem like a sledgehammer to cure a headache. Even something that runs online in a browser, or an iPhone/iPad app would be good (I've played some physics-based games on the iPad that would almost be ideal if they weren't puzzle games!). Any advice? Cheers guys!

Topic by SpannerSpencer    |  last reply


Custom Wii Gun

I remeber back to the summer I was at an arcade playing Ghost Squad. Now that it is out on the wii, the fun was only half way there. I played with the wii zapper, and as much fun as it was, it just isn't cutting it. My favorite part was the force feedback gun that gave some recoil. I decided to go making my own, but I can't think of something to give enough punch. I plan to make a PVC gun outline and encase the wii remote. I would then rig a trigger on the PVC rifle to pull the fire button on the wii remote. From there, I could connect the wires so at a certain point on the PVC trigger pull, an electrical current would be completed activating the recoil. I started with thinking about takeing out the rumble motors in some old game controlers, but that would only go so far. I really wanted a staight back and forth movement. I started to think about taking a piston similar to an airsoft gun, were the motor cranks a gear that pulls the pistion back. This gear as some teeth shaved clean so that after so far of an extend, the teeth would inentially slip causing the built up spring to push the piston back into the starting position. Before it got too complicated and I started to build it, I wanted to make sure this was possible. Is it possible/practical? What type of feedback should I use, and were can I get it? -John

Topic by anotherkill    |  last reply


(newsletter) DIY Smoker, Make a Snuggie, Sound-Proof Studio

  Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Beat the Winter Blues! Winter is the time to learn something new! We've found a pile of great new craft, food, and organization projects for you to try, and some classic guides full of even more ideas. Try them out, and give the authors some love! New Contests: Sew something warm to win a combo sewing, embroidery, and serging machine from Singer in the Sew Warm Contest, or show off your romantic side in the Valentine's Day Contest to win some gourmet chocolate from Cocoa Puro and Socola! Coming soon: Randy's Dead Computer Contest where you can find a cool use for your old electronics gear and win a new netbook! Build a Sound-Proof Recording Studio Corn Starch Candy Molds Vegan Marshmallows Put Your Thumb Through a Can! Deconstructed Flower Vase Make Your Own Snuggie The Uranium Rosary Start an Orange Tree Amplify a NES Guitar Simple Thread Rack Hanging Shelves from Longboards "Tiny Turtles" Recipe The Convertible War Board DIY Smoker Simple UV LIghtbox Vacuum Infused Fruit Guides 5 Minute Projects Dessert Recipes Laser Cut Projects Fermentation Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


Incredible Fuel Economy Jump

Okay - so I recently read this article (Article) about this auto club - the hypermilers.My lady friend got sick and I had to take her home - we were a 30 minute highway drive away at the time. At the time, I was driving a 2006 Altima (31/24mpg for the mtx drive train).Applying some of the things mentioned in the aforementioned article, I got a consistent 41.5mpg averaging 50mph and when I parked at home after some city driving and a lot of stop signs - the meter read 40.2mpg! For about 5 minutes on the highway, I was getting 43.4mpg.Impossible you say? Here's a picture off the dash from last night ;) Mind you, this was with an atx gear box! So those EPA estimates should be lower than what I posted above. Now that's damn near Prius territory for the average everyday stop/go driver with a 2.5L engine :PAt no time did I draft anyone or shut off the engine while en route. AND, I didn't take anything out of the car. There's a road kit, some umbrellas and a case of water bottles :PSo does anyone know where I can buy a meter to measure my fuel economy like this? I found Scangauge but the $170 cost comes with a bit of sticker shock :P Like the article said -- it turns into a game always trying to beat your last high score :P

Topic by trebuchet03    |  last reply


A week in a proper car.

I've been driving Womble for exactly a week now, and some things have occurred to me. I thought I'd share them, in no particular order.I enjoy driving again.Because I'm driving, not steering. No power steering, no servo brakes, I am in touch with what the car is doing every second I'm driving. I do something, and I get instant feedback. I'm suddenly redeveloping all the good driving habits I used to have - looking further ahead and watching traffic more, correct hand-position on the wheel, feeding the wheel through my hands as I turn, slowing with gears before brakes.It's a cliche, but it's seat-of-the-pants driving.I drove Kitewife's Focus a couple of days ago, it was a disaster! Taps the brakes, do an emergency stop - steer with two fingers, weave all over the road. There's no feedback, nothing to tell me by feel exactly how much braking I'm doing, or how fast the wheels are turning. I had to look at the dials to check the speed and watch the revs before changing gear.Modern cars, I have decided, are only one step short of video games.Maybe that's part of the reason for the rise in roadrage?There's no need to take pride or care, because the car does it all for you. Spend enough money, and the only thing that will kill you is if you drive at a tree. Even that may not be possible with radar-triggered brakes soon to become more common.If you have abdicated all responsibility for your safety to a mindless mechanism, who do you blame if something goes wrong? Where do you direct your anger? The only target left is the other driver.I seem to have joined a sub-culture.I'm not the only driver of a proper Mini in my area. I pass two or three every day. Amongst others, I've seen a white one, striped pink, with a bubbly blonde driving. I've seen a 70s Traveller in immaculate condition. Several jobbing Minis, in every-day-driving state, and a Mini wedged full of teenage lads, fully kitted out for racing, roll-cage and all.Every single one of them waved, flashed their lights or otherwise said "hello" as we passed. I have never seen drivers of other kinds of car do that. It's pretty good, getting a friendly wave from a stranger. It lifts your day, puts a smile on your face.It's like we share a happy secret. Minis attract comment more than cars that cost fifty times as much.If people see a Ferrari in the car park, they might nudge each other and make admiring comments, but if they see a Mini, they come over, say hello. On Saturday, a huge hairy rocker, returning to his big Japanese family car, children in tow, left his children in his car, and came over for a chat about the surprisingly roomy interior of my Mini, and an idle chat about the type of engine (single-point injection, if you're wondering).People might wish they could afford a supercar, but they are genuinely jealous of people who actually own a proper Mini.Everybody has a Mini in their closet.I'm not really a petrol head, and I don't work with petrol heads, but suddenly everybody wants to talk about cars. They all seem to have had an adventure in a Mini, their own or a friend's. Half of them regret having sold their Mini years ago.OK, so the old Minis don't meet modern safety rules. They're slow, utterly lacking in luxuries (my heater has two settings - on or off), but if somebody started building them new, using the original molds for the panels and frames (they still exist), and charged five or six thousand pounds a pop, they would make an absolute fortune.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


[newsletter] Pringles Golf, Encrypt Gmail, GTA IV Skating...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. May 22, 2008 Welcome back! To celebrate the release of the new Monkeylectric lights that are being put out by Instructables co-founder Dan Goldwater we are kicking off our Let It Glow! Contest. Post an Instructable about an illuminating project and win some of these insanely cool bike lights! Check out these cool Instructables! Apple NesRemote The gaming icon of a few console generations ago gets a new life controlling the slick new computers of today. posted by Agurri on May 18, 2008 Back projection 56 inch multitouch television. Live out those Minority Report fantasies with this huge multitouch screen. You know you want to. posted by Christopher Jette on May 19, 2008 Encrypt your Gmail Email! If you want to be sure that your email can be read by no one but you, then it needs to be encrypted. Here's how. posted by w1n5t0n on May 15, 2008 Vehicle "skating" in GTA IV Has the thrill of Grand Theft Auto IV already faded? Try this trick to quickly modify any car and start skating the streets. posted by idyll23 on May 16, 2008 Munny Speakers Give your speakers some personality by planting them right into a doll's face. posted by fungus amungus on May 20, 2008 Make an iPod Speaker from a Hallmark Music Card Ever get one of those cards for your birthday that plays music when you open it? Don't throw it away! It could be your next iPod speaker. posted by justinseiter on May 15, 2008 Cheap Improved LCD Overhead Projector Put your old 15" LCD monitor with a dead backlight to work as the source for an overhead projector and live a little larger. posted by themakeclass on May 17, 2008 Get Big Money for Dead Batteries There's more to just recycling cans to get paid a little for cleaning up. There's money in those batteries as well! posted by TimAnderson on May 20, 2008 Urban Homestead Gardening Turn your concrete jungle of a backyard into an experiment in sustainable urban homesteading. Some tasty veggies could be your reward. posted by shellberry on May 19, 2008 Glow Bone! LED Night Safety Dog Collar Never lose your dog again during a night walk with this lit up tag. posted by momo! on May 10, 2008 Waterproof bicycle basket Carry your gear on your bike year-round without worrying about your items getting soaked in the rain. posted by themakeclass on May 20, 2008 Pringles Golf Finish off some chips and soon you'll be ready for some putt-putt anywhere! posted by randofo on May 22, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus  


Choosing paint ball gun

When choosing a paint ball gun you need to first look at your budget. how much are you willing to pay. remember you also need a tank ($20 to $300) and a hopper ($5-$150) and a mask ($30 to $200)you you want a cheap gun to shoot in you back yard and do not need reliability accuracy or quality Get a spader if you want to play paint ball don't get a spyder. The first guns you will probably look at will be Tippmanns, they are extremely durable and reliable. How ever you can not play speed ball with a tippmannn your limited to woods ball. The only real reason to get a tippman is the flat line barrel system.There is no reason why you cant get an electro-pneumatic gun and play woods ball. A proto slg or pmr weighs 3-8 pounds less than a tippmann. Woods ball games last for 30+ min a person with a 1.5pound gun a 2 pound tank and a half pound hopper is going to Own over a person with a 5 pound gun a 4 pound tank a half pound hopper. elect-pneumatic guns are lighter and are multi-purpose a with a tippmann you can only play woodsballSo which gun should i getfor a cheap woodsball gun get a Tippmann 98 custom pro or a tippmann A5For a great multi roll gun look into a Proto Matrix rail (pmr) or Proto slg (super light gun) at my local store the pmr cost $10 more than the slg ($250) but it comes with a locking feed neck (worth $20+ and older more reliable internals) For a little bit more performance at a higher price the invert mini is a great little unique gun its not the most reliable but you get a great gun for $350BTW never buy smart parts guns. I think the best gun for mid level players is the Dangerous power threshold $500 its sweetwhat i originally said I have been playing paintball casually for 3 years or so, and i dont have my own gun (iv been using my friends 98custom). I want a relatively cheap C02 marker with no complicated stuff (I.E electronic triggers) The Tippmann A5 seems perfect to me (cheap, High Bps, accurate, plenty of upgrades). If you have one i would love to here about its pros/cons or if you have something thats better for $150-250 let me know. or if you know any good reliable paint/have any upgrades (im looking at a longer barrel and a response trigger) please let me know.Some vids from Mike (thanks love your channel)The woods ball/tornament The tippmann show slg review pmr review Invert Mini review tanks gear bag

Topic by i make shooting things    |  last reply


Two Hands Two Legs and lots of walking in SF

And we're off! The documentary tour of hacker spaces in America starts off in Boston with an early breakfast:At 3:30 on September 8 I began making the WOD's [waffles of departure] and gathered my friends. This was it, I was having my goodbye breakfast. We sat around a giant LED display that was playing tetris on autopilot like we were at a sports bar and called the AI engine out on it's bad plays. Choice is the name of the game in AI, how do you make the optimal choices with limited knowledge about the present and doubt about the future?I drank my cocoa considering the choices I've made to hit the skies and shoot a documentary on hackerspaces, and it filled me with exhilaration. What could be more critical than doing something that gives you the energy to do the thing you want to be doing? There has to be this ignition point to push the chooser into action, creating this snowball of awesome gathering steam as it goes downhill. Rather than chilling with Sysiphus on his uphill downhill journey. Feeling energized, feeling pumped, I called my friends around me and we ate to good health and poured generous libations of yogurt smoothie [Spilled the contents of the blender on the floor]. **************Later that very evening I found myself SSFed :: Suddenly in San Francisco:Walking down 17th street passing bodega after fruit market after bodega and suddenly we intersected. The assembly of the Two Hands Project was complete as we fortuitously intersected directly at the gates to NoiseBridge nouveau. An odd bunch from Chicago/Alaska, Michigan/Boston, and Florida/notsureyet we were meeting for the first time since the inception of the project, and we were ready to rock. Having almost no equipment after meeting up with Mitch and experiencing excellence and consensus in action we go to Sadies house (what a great lady), stay up late, and work all night. Starting the tradition that will continue to this day. Hopping on Paul's tiny folding bike I run across town gathering Mic's, video cameras and miracle fruit. Meeting up with the crew dazed and confused walking around town with tons of gear on their back we were glad to have a brief breakfast with SkyT, Mitch and FBZ before checking out the reMakeLounge.At the reMakeLounge we met up with Inna who saved our lives, 300 times. With her help we were able to talk with the folks at the Internet Archive where we met up with Mang. She drove us over to Oakland, back to SF, and finally back to the Airport. If there's one lady that made the SF leg of this trip possible it was Inna.Mang and his roommate Mike have an awesome Hacker Space appended to their home. We were given a rare peek into Radish Research which they opened up to us. It's been amazing how much people have opened up to us this trip! I'd like to take this moment to thank you all for your kindness, generosity and ability to withstand the rush that is The Two Hands Project. Hee!Posting would happen more frequently if it weren't for the emergency nature of this trip. But keep an eye out, I'll be posting shorter things more regularly I hope._Bilal GhalibAnd now, a brief video of the first leg of our trip:

Topic by lamedust    |  last reply


World Maker Faire 2013 NYC

Sad pup eh? Me too. World Maker Faire 2013 in New York City. I am dissapoint. Only noteable for us is trying out the augmented reality system by Jeri Ellsworth. Instructables did not represent. Autodesk did not represent Instructables. @carlbass The assimilation is complete. #SADROBOT #NOSHIRT. We went to Maker Faire today, I took along Caitlin and her two school buddies.  I knew to input the GPS the coordinates of the offsite parking lot entrance where you get the shuttle bus to the actual Faire entrance. 10 clams at the door. Driving around the park is like GTA. They seemed to have the parking lot better organized with more people to direct cars to open spots and the efficient school bus lady who counted off groups of people to load the buses as soon as they pulled in. I suggest more speed bumps/potholes and sharper turns for the bus drivers to negotiate.  Entry was quick and simple with preprinted tickets - still that extra surcharge for getting them online though.  It was a pleasant surprise that there were some vendors giving out free food samples today.  An applesauce in a resealable space-food pouch and an iced tea drink. On the return trip, the shuttle bus driver begged you not to leave behind litter like those green applesauce pouches and kids.  Which by the way, all in good to set up recycling stations to throw out trash, but why not mark the one for trash, trash, soiled paper cups were thrown in the paper because the one I think for trash had a big list of other things and not trash.  Food vendors seem to have been spread out on the periphery of the grounds so they don't create that big logjam in the center to impede flow to the rest of the areas of the fairground. Prices were still at tourist levels considering the captive audience. Not too many posted prices and if you have to ask, you can't afford it.  They did have some vendor kids throughout hawking cold drinks.  The Beer Garden seemed to be the centerpiece of the Faire.  The play/activity area geared for the younger/toddler set seemed to be expanded and set more apart from the more advanced maker stuff.  We did the inside tour first since it was nice weather to spend the rest of the day outside.  There was the esoteric mix of individual projects. Art and game machines from mounds of electronic discards. Projects and kits looking to launch on kickstarter. And the always hidden in the back room e-textile projects. The upper floor gallery room is always the best because it contains the light up projects, usually from NYU ITP. Jeri Ellsworth had a prototype of her augmented reality glasses.  An interesting project was having cross polarized glasses to see the image on a matched LCD display which no one else can see without the special glasses. One project used the light output from the laptop display to "burn" the secret message image onto one of those glow-in-the dark phosphor sheets. I'm not sure if the pancake-bot made it to the Faire this year. The performance space was closed off. I guess they couldn't book Arc Attack which was there first two years of World Maker Faire. No real Burning Man kind of stuff or major steampunkery. Outside, 3-D printers galore, everyone has one, way too crowded. Hackerspaces showing off their stuff. Giant tent if you want to line up to learn to solder. Coke/Mentos show late in the afternoon. Giant mousetrap show and circus aerial acrobat training rig going on. Giant tent if you want to make a stomp rocket that they shoot off with a compressor.Giant line too. Didn't the Disney imagineers tell them a zigzag snaking line is better for crowd control and keep the customers happy? Didn't see any quadcopters in the air.  Maybe all flights grounded with the recent local fatal accident with an R/C helicopter.  Some kind of go-kart racetrack. Usual stalls of handmade jewelry, t-shirts, soaps, candles, someone had a more detailed ugly doll. Guy with his found object stringed instruments played them well.  Maker Shed shop was the usual. Dark and expensive.  No real discount there. But it brings us back to this.  After what seemed like miles of walking around back and forth. I had to ask information if Autodesk had a booth presence at Maker Faire.  They said yes, back by the 3-D printer village tent.  I think we missed them going through the tent and found them on the outside end. The plywood hut sponsored by Sketchup didn't seem like where the Instructables people were. I was looking for the orange Instructable banner.  Looking to see there were no Robot shirts around, I asked the Autodesk people there, any Instructables people around? No, confused, do you work for Instructables? No, they are not part of my group. Jessy and Camille are not here and will be back soon.  Well, okay, maybe they sent Jessyratfink out as part of her Autodesk peer-recognition award. that would be cool to meet her, Caitlin thought the same, they sent Jessyratfink to Maker Faire?  We wander around to check out the other stuff and come back. Still no sign of Robot shirts.  I ask again and I get sent to a guy who I think is named Jesse.  I think he just happens to be in the Consumer Group who says the other guy Andy is more familiar with Instructables.  They thought they had a box of some instructables stuff, who knows what happened to it.  He did thank us for wearing our Robot shirts though.  Gee, I was hoping there would be some Robot shirts for Caitlin and her friends, at least Robot stickers.  We came to Maker Faire this year as redemption for last year when that Autodesk henchman kicked the crate of shirts under the table when he saw us get close to the booth. Caitlin uses that as an example of "Not nice, Mr. Moustache-man." It disheartens me Instructables seems like some corporate step-child. I can feel the that vibe going on.   I don't think Robot carries brand recognition anymore. No one asked about our Robot shirts as we walked around.  Some hackerspace also uses a yellow robot as their logo. We may pass on Maker Faire next year if there is no need to see any real Instructables staff. Doesn't Randy need to go visit his mom or something?

Topic by caitlinsdad    |  last reply