I want to make a simple running/chasing light with a pic16f84a i need the code and the circuit
Question by robot1398 | last reply
Anybody ever run barefoot (on pavement)? I did it in college (5 years ago) a lot on the grass playing soccer and rugby. I started running on pavement (with shoes) afterward and was killed by knee aches and achilles tendon problems. I connected the injuries to the pavement, not the shoes. Now I hear that maybe millions of years of evolution actually makes humans really good at running without shoes, so I decided to give it a go unshod. Went almost a mile today on a pavement track, and it was a bizarre experience. The motions and muscle movements were all completely different. But I liked it. My feet and legs are very strong so I didn't have any problems with weak feet. It was just different motions. Anybody else?
Topic by marcward86 | last reply
IF you want to run applications that are not enabled by defult, right-click and select 'run as administrator' that's it. it's that simple. you still can't install anything but you can play most games/ run most apps with this simple trick. Have fun =P
Topic by pbmoose | last reply
Quick question, really. Anyone know if it's possible to run LEDs in series straight off of wall current? For instance, lets say I have 60 2v LEDs connected in series. Could I just put 120 VAC into them (with the proper resistor of course) and they'd light up with no problem?
Question by tylervitale | last reply
Hello,ever heard of bochs? Erm...bochs for psp? Well,It sucks instead you DOSbox because Dosbox runs approx 3 times faster than bochs. Dosbox starts in approx 10 seconds Boots windows 3.1 is about 10 seconds Boots windows 95 in about 1 minute,not 10 minutes I have a few scripts that start it they are: osrun.bat (asks the user weather to start win 95 or win3.1) 95run.bat (boots windows 95) 31run.bat (starts windows3.1) Should i make an Instructable for this? you know..setting it up..making the images and whatever FAQ: Q:y u put windos95 Y NOT VISTA???!!!111 A:because a psp does not have a 1.5GHz duo processor and 1GB+ of ram Q:what other oses can it run? A:You can run the following: dos(comes in dosbox) OS/2 Warp(has not been tested but theoretically it should work) Windows 1.0-3.11(windows 3.1 has been tested and others should work) windows 95(tested and works perfectly) windows 98(ive heard stories but i have not tested it it may work) It cannot run windows 2000 and up because it is unsupported by Dosbox and by far its unsupported by bochs. a bit more info: The psp PHAT can emulate up to about 5 Megs of ram Just 1 meg above what windows 95 needs and thats BARE MINIMUM!!! The psp SLIM can emulate up to 16.5MB of ram which is about the recommended amount of ram for windows 95 ALso the psp's processor normally runs at 222MHz but can run at the full 333MHz its underclocked so that the battery lasts long and don't worry you wont damage your psp by running at a full 333MHz it will just eat up a battery like i eat up a macadamia nut cookie. So should i make an instructable?
Topic by ReCreate | last reply
Whoever answers this correctly will be featured in my next instrucatble.
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I have an attic and no basement and there is blown insulation all over. I am an electrical engineer but that only helps with the planning part. The actual work is something I plan to get help with from one of my electricians. Any tips would be helpful and appreciated.
Question by jnixon21 | last reply
For a school project, I am running a 4.5 volt, 0.03 amp laser pointer. I need to run it from a 24v power supple. I have tried 1/4 watt resistors, and they ended up smoking. I don't know how to determine what components I need between the + power and the +lead of the laser pointer. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Over the last few days I've noticed that Instructables.com is running VERY slow. I usually can open 20 or more tabs at a time on the server but lately I can only open 1 or 2. I hope that other people have noticed this and it can get fixed soon! Thanks, Jake
Topic by Jakeg | last reply
I have a 1.5kva gas engine generator but the engine part broke down. I opened it up to see if it can be fixed but the cam and the piston were shredded to pieces. I tried to run the generator part to see if it still works by hooking it up to an angle grinder via pulleys and a belt. It did work but the grinder only lasted half an hour. What better ways can i run this generator off of? What motor can i use to take the place of that broken engine? The engine speed is 3600 rpm.
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Topic by Culturespy | last reply
Where I've to connect the output of hho gas generator to my motorbike? I've no experience in mechanics, but I know is very simple to connect the hydrogen gas output tube to some part of my motorbike to run the motorbike on hho. The question is... where? If you answer to my that, I'll make an instructable about the process.
Topic by FelixSP | last reply
Hey Guys, Can anyone tell me how many 1w leds i would be able to run off 4 aa batteries (either 6v 2a or 3v 4a). I dont really know what configuration i would need of the batteries or leds. I would love it if anyone could draw up a simple circuit for me that describes it. Thanks in advance. -Prickly Potato
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Topic by JellyWoo | last reply
I don't run very much. I never was all that good at it. Lately, though, I have found the need to improve that ability, specifically my endurance at speed. I can slowly jog a mile, sure, but haulin'-ass-away-from-an-amgry-man-with-a-knife-speeds don't last much longer than thirty yards, if that. I'd like to improve my overall speed if possible, and especially increase the distance that I can cover flat-out before I keel over. I'm not going to be running a marathon anytime soon, but I'd like to be able to get farther than average, as fast as possible, on demand. Any tips for training or proper form? I live at roughly 5400 feet, but I'm just a short drive away from 14,000-foot peaks. I would also like to improve my off-the-line times--in other words, acceleration. If I were to need to run between ten and twenty-five yards, I can do that at my top speed as is, but that speed is not as fast as it could be. I'm generally not even up to full speed until eight or ten yards past the line. Suggestions?
Topic by Rishnai | last reply
I have build this circuit and works great for a 12v pc fan on the bench for PWM. When i hooked this into my ATX power supply to regulate the fan speed the fan doesn't like to run unless i touch some portion of the pcb i build the circuit on. I spliced the wires from the ATX power supply into the PWM circuit, then out of the PWM circuit back to the fan. I guess its a capactive issue. What could be the fix for this? The other An EE suggested i add several diodes inline to slow the fan down....hhmm maybe
Question by WWC | last reply
Hi, are some days that pressing the button "FBlogin" is no longer authenticated using my FB account, I tried to log in having opened another tab on FB but nothing changes. I normally use Chrome, but I tried with Explorer and Firefox, on Windows 7 and XP ... but it is still the same problem. Blame for the crisis here in Italy? :-)
Topic by pellyx
While most of us here at Instructables are recovering from the holidays here in Alameda, one of our coders, Rachel, is off on an insane adventure. She and six others are in a rally race across India in motorized rickshaws. They hit the road on December 31 and will be traveling 2,500 miles over the next couple weeks.To keep us all up to date on her adventures, Rachel has a blog about the event complete with a map to show where they currently are. You should check it out at: www.rickshawrun08.comGo, Rachel!FYI, Rachel's rocking the white hat and jacket in the second picture and is on the right in the third.
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
So, I have this program that I got online that simulates a 555-timer. Basically, if you want it to put out X Hz in Astable mode, it'll tell you which capacitors to use and stuff. It'll also show you how you can modify the duty cycle. I'm wondering if anyone can explain something to me: When I run the program in astable mode, the duty cycle must be above 50%. I want to power an LED that flashes very briefly, but has a relatively large interval of being off until if flashes again. Something more along the lines of a duty cycle of maybe 5%-20%. First, could you explain why the program constrains the value like this? Is it because the 555 can't run at a duty cycle that isn't greater than 50%? If that is the case, why can't it? Second, if I can't run it like that, what would you propose I do to power the LED in the manner I described? btw, if you want the program follow this link: http://clarkson-uk.com/555-timer/ It's actually a pretty cool program! :D
Question by tylervitale | last reply
This is the simplest pulsejet you could make and costs only Rs.110 and has got a good throttling range,which you could see in the video..No need to strain much to start this engine it starts in a single attempt. this has really got good thrust,tried to show an cloth near it but i was not able to do it,so much of force from the exhaust pipe..one day i will hook it up to a scale and find out the real thrust.. note: at the end when i tried to show a cardboard the engine got few holes in the welded parts..
Topic by ganuganu | last reply
Whenever I run a 5k, I'm finding that my ears start to pop part way through. It makes everything louder, including my breathing, and is extremely distracting. One website mentioned dehydration as a factor, another said something about blood pressure...does anyone know about it? Thanks!
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Topic by alexandraggonzales5
On Sunday, I ran the Oakland Marathon, finishing in 3:54:29, and placing 215th out of 945 runners. I know it's cliche, but I read Born to Run and got inspired me to run a marathon. It's the best book I've read in years: the characters (all real people!) are fascinating, the setting and story are fantastic, and it just made me want to get out and go. Halfway through the book, I decided to run a few miles to the grocery store in the rain just to run out back, not because I needed anything. Prior to reading Born to Run, I had been running a 2-3 miles twice a week to vary my preferred morning exercise routine of biking or swimming (the kitesurfing season hasn't really started yet). Running was something I did if I couldn't get to a pool or didn't have the time for a long enough bike ride; it was exercise I did while traveling and when there were no better options. Born to Run made me question that assumption, and I decided to see how longer runs would feel. Over a year ago I read "You Walk Wrong", a New York Magazine article on going barefoot. It convinced me that I should be able to go unshod, or at least with minimally foot coverings. Why would 30 years of running shoe development be able to produce better results than millions of years of foot evolution? So I bought some Vibram Five Fingers to protect my delicate soles, and had been doing lots of hiking and a bit of running. The difference between running in running shoes and Vibram Five Fingers was profound for me. In running shoes, I typically stopped running because my knees and hips hurt, not because I was exhausted. The Vibrams forced me to take smaller, faster strides without heel strikes, and suddenly I was getting closer and closer to being able to run long enough to catch exhaustion without any joint pain. The concept of going barefoot was initially tough because of my flat feet and overpronation, and the possibility of re-dislocating a kneecap. I never went anywhere barefoot, and after I initially dislocated my kneecap in 2000, I was told by a sports medicine doctor that I should never walk without the aid of custom orthotics in my shoes. However, barefoot websites and forums are full of stories about people's arches coming back, and how kids raised without shoes never have flat feet. Amazingly, it's all worked perfectly for me. I now run without my orthotics without any knee pain, and my arches appear to have (re?)formed. After hopping out of the pool, I always inspect my wet footprints, and they now have distinct arches. I wish I had taken photographs every day to plot progress. With the characters and race in Born to Run still fresh in my mind, I looked for nearby races to give myself some motivation and something to train for. When I discovered that Oakland was holding its first marathon in 25 years, and that the route literally went through my neighborhood, I immediately signed up for the half-marathon and convinced Christy to do the same. I researched training regiments online, and discovered many were 4 and 5 month plans; since I had 50 days before the race, I decided simply to run longer and longer distances at a comfortable pace, and not worry about a rigid structure. I ran most of my miles on trails in the Oakland hills, and some on the streets, but all of them in my Vibrams. During a practice run on the half-marathon course three weeks before the race, I completed the half in less than my target time for two hours and felt so good that I opted to do the full marathon. In the marathon, I ran with GEICO-sponsored pacers aiming for a 3:50:00 time (8:46 miles on the flats, and slower miles in the hills; course elevation PDF here). Of the three pacers, one was running his 34th marathon, and the other two were ultra-marathoners training for a 200 mile race from Calistoga to Santa Cruz; their normal weekend run was 50 miles, so a marathon was like taking a break. Running in a group is awesome and way better than running by myself listening to audio books. On multiple occasions, I imagined that we were the hunters of a tribe out running down game -- water stations every couple of miles broke the illusion, but I still eagerly grabbed cups, and the community support was tremendous. There were bands, drummers, DJs, and gospel choirs making music along the route; families with full brunch buffets setup in their front yards offering all the runners fresh fruit and homemade baked goods; and many people just thanking us for running in Oakland. The second image shows all my runs in the 50 days leading up to the marathon. The first 5-mile run on the chart was the longest I had ever run at that point. While I was coming from something of a limited endurance background (I've biked 135 miles on a tandem from Boston to Provincetown in a single day), I didn't really know my limit. At mile 23 of the marathon, I finally caught up to exhaustion, and fell behind the pace group. The last three miles were painful, but in the last quarter mile, I couldn't stop grinning and felt like I might laugh and cry at the same time. When it was over, I just wanted to sit down. I was aiming for a sub-4-hour marathon, and I'm really proud to have done that on my first try. Everyone made fun of me for walking like a zombie the next day at work, and I have some pretty large blood blisters on my feet, but nothing that won't disappear in under a week. Go and read Born to Run, it might inspire you, too. Christy says: I'd always had to run as cross-training for other sports (I swam competitively for 13 years) and ran when I needed quick exercise, but hated it - my joints hurt, and it just wasn't fun. I was a distance swimmer and can hike nearly forever, but could literally swim farther than I could (or would) run. The most I'd ever run before was about 4 miles. I got my Vibrams with Eric, and really enjoyed hiking with them on my feet. I hadn't run in nearly a year and a half (pregnancy loosens the joints, which made running feel even worse) so when Eric announced he was signing up to run 13 miles I was dubious. However, I read Born to Run and was suitably inspired - I was in good cardio shape from swimming and stationary biking, and would happily hike 13 miles, so why couldn't I run that far? I decided to go out for a 5k jog to see what running felt like in my Vibrams. Long story short, I accidentally ran 6 miles, stopping not due to fatigue or joint injury but because of a blister from a poorly-adjusted shoe strap. I signed up for the half marathon that evening, and started taking increasingly pleasant runs through the parks and across the city. I ran the half-marathon course with Corvidae in her jog stroller, stopping to feed her periodically. Eric finished while I was on mile 8, so he backtracked along the course and met us at mile 10, by which time she was thoroughly done with this stroller nonsense and had migrated to the sling. I left the two of them to their own devices and jogged the rest of the way to the finish, about 3:25 after I started in the morning. Not terribly speedy, even given the breaks! The next day the bottoms of my feet were sore, and one of my Achilles tendons was a bit inflamed - I'd describe it as having overused my springs - but even though I was limping, my muscles were still in good shape. My pace is still quite slow (I ran the half-marathon in 2:42, for roughly 12:26 mile splits) but it's frighteningly consistent - I negative split most of the race, and at the end discovered I still had plenty of energy to sprint past a dozen exhausted runners. Clearly I didn't run fast enough or far enough, but I was specifically setting a pace I felt able to maintain indefinitely. The weak link is still my feet! While I had plenty of muscle and energy left at the end of the race, the bottoms of my feet were tired from use - more practice is necessary to balance out years of shoe-wearing. However, I recovered much more quickly this time, and was able to run again by Tuesday morning. No zombie shuffle for me! Of course, this means next time I'll be running the marathon, and at a faster pace!
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Has anyone ever took the time to try putting nails into your shoes for traction or found some other way for traction on ice
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Spring track is coming up and I want to be a lot more competitive this year. I am 17 years old and a junior in high school. From indoor track my best time for 400 was 57 and I know I can get that down with the right workouts. Any advice would be appreciated.
Question by chaidrocks | last reply
Hi, i used to be active in school but that was donkey years away. So now a friend has invited me to join her for a 5 km fun-run marathon. My questions are : What diet should I plan? Should I count calories? I am a working mother so I need to plan my time carefully. If you have any suggestions on the timeframe that I should train it would be grateful. What exercise regiment should I follow? Please include a link, if possible since I always read first and follow instructions to the T. Should I time myself whenever I run? Should I train on a treadmill or run at the park? Thanks for the help and I look forward to your suggestions.
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I installed Windows 7 over a year ago. Didn't have any problems with running that operating system. The screen ended up getting broken on my laptop. Finally i replaced the screen, Went to power up my mac and it wont boot . All i get is "missing operating system ".. Anyone know how to fix that?
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Hey there I am a dude who is just trying to find a car, I recently had stolen and it went through a chop shop. The insurance company will only settle to give me a piece of crap settlement fund, so in other words I need a vehicle (preferably running). I live in the central Texas area, and would love some help here because I need a vehicle to get to work and school to pay my bills. Please PM me if you have any ideas or can offer any help on the subject. I only have a few hundred dollars I can spend (the insurance settlement). I don't mind doing a bit of work cosmetically, or even functionally as long as it wont cost me a fortune to fix up front. Thank you. AB
Topic by acidbass | last reply
Hello everyone. I've recently gotten into the benefits of going barefoot without actually leaving the house shoeless. When I run, I wear stupid-looking vibram five fingers, and I've got a pair of Vivo Barefoots by Terra Plana that were too expensive. I'm sick of looking for new shoes that meet the specifications of being classified as "barefoot shoes" because they either way to expensive or just look stupid. The solution? Does anyone know anything about replacing the soles of shoes? I figured I could just take some shoes I've already got or get some new ones and replace the anatomically flawed soles with a sturdy but flexible sole about 3 or 4mm thick throughout. But I have absolutely no idea how this would be done.
Topic by Daax | last reply
As I said, I want to know more about soccer teams and their players. If someone knows and is willing to answer, I would be very grateful. What I'm really wanting to know right now, is what all teams are (or were) competing for the 2010 world cup? I would also really like to know each of their players and the players positions. I realize each of those are big questions by themselves. So I won't expect you to answer all, or even one. But if I could get a link that has the information on all the soccer teams, or a partial answer, that would be great. Thank you for your help. Sinisterly, The Not So Nice Guy
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The adapter says it runs on 8.5 v
Hi guys, is there a way to run this type of loudspeaker with the computer ? thanks in advance
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