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Colour slides? Answered

Is there a way to convert Color slides to dvd?

Question by emit    |  last reply


How to move a bookcase using upper rails

I want to build a set of 3 bookcases that slide to a corner to reveal a study area. For that I though about using a metal framework to support all bookcases from the top using two rails. So when needed, I would just push the bookcases along the rail path. The big problem, is that it has a change in direction of movement (left-right to front-back, see ilustration from the top), and I have NO IDEA on how to implement supports for the bookcase that allow a direction change like that. Do you have any ideas on rails and supports/hangers that allows for direction change.

Topic by luiz_borges    |  last reply


automatic sliding door

Hi,  I ve been looking all over (www), and I can't find any useful tips, tuts, ... about modding an existing sliding door into an automated one.  This without ordering a ready-made system, which costs many $$$$. I 've had this idea for a while already, and I admit seeing https://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Powered-Star-Trek-Style-Door/ brought the brain to bubble again.. If anyone has some experience with this or can share some interesting links ? (re-use an old engine from something..., controls.., touchpad/sensor, ...) would be great. thx D

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How to make a slide?

I wanna Making slides.. I have a microscope at home and I dont know how to make slides... So please tell me which slides I can make and how to make

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Slide for Taruts's sidearm.

I am making a slide for Taruts's sidearm based off TheDunkis's slide sidearm and it is the thinest slide I seen and almost finish making it. Should I post it? P.S. I have made a barrel extension\silencer should I post it too?

Topic by DARKCOBRA    |  last reply


k and a slide switch

I got a k and a slide switch and i dont know how to use it to connect the wires to it.

Topic by southautomatic    |  last reply


Virtual Slide Rule

.  It's random and it's fun. .  Virtual Pickett N909-ES SIMPLEX TRIG RULE with METRIC CONVERSION Slide Rule .  A big "Thanks!" to caitlinsdad for the Fn graphic.

Topic by NachoMahma    |  last reply


videos and slide shows

Do they need to include instrucions. most slide shows and videos do not but it is suposted to be a instructable. i am plaining tom post my newest creation as one of there but i am not sure if it will have instructions. does it need instructions?

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Pinhole Slide Projector

Hi! I have no idea whether this is the right place to post this topic, but it does say 'burning questions' and that's what this is, so here goes. :-) I've had this idea for a kind of pinhole lense slide projector. The (very basic) diagram is pretty self explanatory, and I was wondering if anyone's tried/heard of anything like this, and whether it could work? Do you think a 100 LED torch would be bright enough? Also, if I'm right in thinking that LEDs don't get hot, there shouldn't be a risk of overheating/fire should there? Thanks! Looking forward to hearing what you think! :-)

Topic by MissPennyFarthing    |  last reply


The Sliding Rocks of the Racetrack Playa Mystery

"One of the most interesting mysteries of Death Valley National Park is the sliding rocks at Racetrack Playa (a playa is a dry lake bed). These rocks can be found on the floor of the playa with long trails behind them. Somehow these rocks slide across the playa, cutting a furrow in the sediment as they move. "The Question remains: "How do they move?"LINK

Topic by bumpus    |  last reply


sliding bulletin board... need help

Any idea on how I can make a track to attach to a wall to have a cork board that is able to be slid up and down over a dry erase board. It would need to "lock" in order to keep it in place when slid up but then easily able to be unlocked to slide down when access to it is needed. I imagine the tracks would be something like the ones that slide drawers on Ikea desks etc... sort of like this but perhaps vertically. http://www.whiteboardsetc.com/Horizontal_Sliders.htm Horizontal ideas would help as well as a second option Thoughts?

Topic by mrshow555    |  last reply


What can I use to slide sat down on carpet

.I want to row with resistance bands on carpet. I rather not use carpet slides or glides

Topic by LAPIII    |  last reply


Could you slide on a ripstik?

Like this but on a ripstik.....?

Question by Zaphod Beeblebrox    |  last reply


sliding door running rough?

Does door have ball bearings that need replacing and how ,sliding door

Question by teabreak  


Knex Slide Action Gun

I have built a knex pistol with a slide on top which also has a handle mag!! it's magazine holds white rods but it can fire any ammo. sorry the pics are dark but i couldnt use flash because my battery was so low the camera was only on for about 2 seconds. 1. Old version. 2&3. New model-with new trigger. 4. View from beneath the gun. 5. View from the rear. 6. Close up at the front of the barrel and slide. 7. The gun with the slide removed. 8. The underneath of the slide. 9. The gun with the slide removed. 10. The top of the slide. 11. Gun without the slide from the rear. 12. Back of the slide when it is removed.

Topic by Loosewire; SOE Operative    |  last reply


slide photo viewer/previewr

OK all you DIYers and photographers, I need some idea to help out a friend. We need a method/device to preview and sort photo slides. Device must be: 1. Easy to use. 2. Fast to use 3. Create a large image of the slide. ( older person with weaker eyes) 4. Inexpensive. once slides are sorted, they will be burned to CD and the device will no longer be needed. 5. Preferable not require a computer or scanner.

Topic by rhanzlik    |  last reply


Knex Slide Action pistol

Here is my slide action pistol which holds 4-6 orange connectors as bullets. It can fire 30- 35 feet using two bands. It has a true internal trigger mechanism.

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(SOLVED) Mounting Slide Potentiometers

I need help for a project I am soon to begin work on ('ible coming soon). It will involve several switches and potentiometers mounted on a piece of hardboard. The switches and rotary potentiometers I have all have washers (or whatever you call the hexagonal things with screw-like threads on the inside) to secure them in place. The slide potentiometers don't. My question is this: How would I mount the slide potentiometers? Thanks in advance, ~H4ZZ

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sliding pot controlling a servo?

I've been trying find a way to recreate this for some time now, but can't seem to figure out the schematics. anybody know?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kQUyc38IHE&feature;=related

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Longboard sliding gloves material?

I already have a longboard, but I'm making one this summer... (new instructable.. stay tuned!) I'm now making a pair of longboard sliding gloves for palm-down slides... what is the best material for the palm disk.. ABS, teflon, PVC? ( The thing in the back of the gloves is my homemade flattened ABS pipe.)

Question by mrwonton    |  last reply


Giant Slip 'n' Slide?

Hey Guys     I'm graduating high school in two weeks and my friend and I were talking about something to do the day after finals. I brought up doing a Slip n Slide down a nearby sledding hill. I found a site that has some basic information on the hill. It's 200-300 feet long and has a 60 degree slope. Yeah pretty steep haha. So here's what I need to know: What is a good material for this slide that will hold together but is still relatively cheap? Tarps were the original idea but I was told menards may have large rolls of plastic you can roll down a hill. What is the best combination to get the slide slippery? We dont have access to water so we'll be bringing just enough in garbage cans to wet it down. So what kind of soap or lubricant is best for the slide? It would help if it didn't burn afterwards! Thanks for the help in advance. Picture of the hill in winter  3.bp.blogspot.com/_ymkfNB3shbw/R1sBuKwdScI/AAAAAAAAAUU/JD8auciBxMM/s400/sled22.jpg

Topic by Blinktwice    |  last reply


Knex gun using a slide

I was told to post this in the forums, so here it is. I was wandering around this site and found a man that had created a pistol that uses a slide to move the firing pin instead of grabbing it directly. I made his gun and improved upon it. I turned his simple pistol into a rifle/SMG There are of course some problems: cannot handle rapid fire for extended periods of time single shot doesn't shoot far but cannot handle additional rubber bands. It's pretty cool though. Right now i'm trying to increase the range and make it more durable. But i can't think of how i can improve it anymore.

Topic by doomsday195    |  last reply


Slide projector video display

Hi, first time posting, and I would like some basic advice on a problem i am encountering with a project.I am attempting to convert an old slide projector (single slide variety) into a video projector. Light output will be fine once I get a higher wattage bulb, and temperature is not a real issue. The problem i have is that, i need a display (around 2x2 inch) and I am not sure where to get one that you could hook up to  an external input. I have, however, found a few old cell phone screens. Does anyone think that this would work, and if you know of any, could you please post some helpful web sites on how to wire these displays. Also, if you know of any ready-made displays that would be suitable to tear apart and use, that would be useful.much appreciated, thanks.

Topic by kiffer360    |  last reply


how to disassemble a slide phone?

I am trying to disassemble my Alltel LG ax 260 bl candy bar phone. It obtained water damage. I successfully removed back case and dried it in rice overnight. It turns on and can even call and receive calls but the send button and 7 button do not function so i can only call out from the call history section without using the send buttion. can anyone tell me how to unlock the top and bottom of the slide phone feature. ?? thank u.

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Ideas for powering a sliding gate?

Hi All, For three years now I have been driving in and out of this gate, and each time I do I rack my brain to come up with a clever way to power it. It would be great to have it open without getting out of the car. It's pretty heavy and I have to lean on it to get it moving, but then it rolls along its track nicely. In my work I have access to water pumps, pressure tanks and plumbing fittings, so I have been leaning toward powering it hydraulically. I don't know if this would be possible using town water pressure - if at all. If anyone has any clever ideas or suggestions I would love to hear them. Cheers, cammers.

Topic by cammers    |  last reply



Sound proofing shelf frontage help

I was wondering if any of you had any advice for the front of a whole wall shelving unit I am planning on building (and the shelves as well if you have any suggestions). You see, although there is a cavity wall between this room and the next, I am wary of a noise complaint as it is a different flat’s bedroom. I will be using it as a music production room and ideally want decent acoustics as well as adding an extra these extra layers to stop leakage. (I’ll draw some pictures and upload them to clarify what I’m saying)* Two things I’ve been thinking about using: 1.  A high-density curtain hanging in front of the whole unit. While this could possibly deal with the main issue of a noise complaint better than the next idea, I’m worried it will create a bad mixing environment with a really ‘dead’ wall behind my speakers. 2. Hanging, sliding acoustic panels using egg box foam under a sheet of fabric. This will look like a normal acoustic panel with the fabric pinned around a timber frame. I was thinking of forgoing using any sheet wood so I could hang a piece of high-density carpet/ fabric at the back and not have the panel too heavy. The wall measures about 3.2m W x 2.3m H so I was thinking of using three, maybe four hanging panels. It’s my understanding that a hanging panel would absorb more energy from the sound waves than one on wheels or in a sliding track. To hang the panels the main idea I had was to use metal tubing (uncertain as to what material to use, conduit?). With the three panels, I would use two main lengths of it one on the same height, parallel to the other, with the distance between needed to stop the panels on either track hitting each other. From above or below it would look a bit like this U=====U (sorry if this doesn’t translate to your device well… See pictures) with the ends of the U going into holes drilled into the wood, extending as far as the shelves will be deep if needed. With four I would just have two sets of the same but smaller. Sorry if this doesn’t make much sense, rushed off me feet at the moment. Many thanks Jay *Sorry the pictures ended up pretty awful, just moving in, need a proper table…

Topic by JWL94  


Anyone thought of adding a second lcd panel to a laptop to create a dual display?

Hello everyone, Just wanted to ask a question to all of you modders out there... Seeing as two or three new products have been shown off at technology shows sporting dual displays on a laptop of normal dimensions, has anyone thought of trying to add one themselves? They are so thin now, and I am sure altering components such as lcd controllers and graphics output could be done pretty straightforwardly. Several teams appear to have come up with what I would expect is the most efficient and attractive method: a sliding lcd panel in front of the second panel, both embedded in the lid. I am a video editor, and this would be ideal as our programs are so big, we need as much real estate as we can get visually. Anyone willing to give it a go with an old spare and do an instructable? Here is a link to my favourite dual display laptop design: http://www.techspot.com/news/36018 [...] ebook.html http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/10 [...] -kohjinsh/ The two ends of the laptop spectrum - high end desktop replacement with two 15" screens (adding two full HD 1080p 15.6" wouldn't be too hard); and a 10" netbook with a 768p dual display setup proves that it is practically feasible and even financially viable. A bit of casing areound the second panel, an extra GFX module using an expresscard port or similar, perhaps an lcd controller, and bob is your father's brother. If anyone thinks they could manage it in principle, please do upload any pics of the project - Im sure many will find it useful and inspiring for their own mods... Thanks, David

Topic by davidmoss1595    |  last reply


how to makag sliding pistol with knex

How hard is it to make mag and a slide knex pisol

Topic by gunner    |  last reply


ball bearing longboard sliding gloves!!!!

Someone please make some gloves wth bearings in them for longboard sliding!!!!!

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox    |  last reply


White rod slide action pistol?

Is there(or could somebody make) a knex gun that has a white rod magazine in the handle and is slide action?

Question by Gamer5797    |  last reply


Slide potentiometer vs Round potentiometer

If i want to swap a potentiometer with a Slide potentiometer what are things i need to consider/match

Question by dansorce    |  last reply


Re-purpose slide projector lens?

Can a 100 to 200mm slide projector lens be used as an add on telephoto lens for my small digital camera?  They're cheaper than used camera lenses.

Question by Hubiewan    |  last reply


AJAX sliding down converter of units

Hello all, I was browsing, but not limited by, the food instructables and saw that all the measurements were in non-metric values. How would it be if European members can convert cups for milliliters, for example. It would certainly not be difficult to do, but takes some time to get it all working. I know the theory of jQuery but never tried it, so thats why Im saying it. It would help so incredibly much/.

Topic by TT2    |  last reply


How to apply wet-slide decals?

Passing this question along for a friend: i have been experimenting with wet-slide decals, to do complex graphics, but can't figure out how to make them work. They are essentially a piece of thin plastic on paper backing. You print on them, using a printer, then immerse them in water to get the paper backing to come off. Then, you slide the decals onto whatever surface you have. finally, you use a softening agent, to get them to meld onto the surface without edges. i have spent 10+ hours, trying to make a 3"x2" decal. No dice. And none of the guides online have worked for me. I have a couple of problems: 1. can't get decal to not lose its proportions—i.e., stretches when i seat it 2. can't get print not to bleed (ink-jet version) or flake (laser version)—even when i use a fixative Also, if i try to cut decal to just dimensions of surface i am applying to, the edges tend to curl up and refuse to flatten out—without further causing 1 and 2 above.

Question by canida    |  last reply


Maker Faire 2013 Slide Show!

Every year that I attend Maker Faire in San Mateo, I am more and more impressed at the caliber of talent in this community of makers. I am so grateful to be immersed in so much creativity and excellence. This year was certainly no exception. I had the opportunity to talk with many of the exhibiting Makers and am excited to see how the Maker Movement continues to grow as technology becomes more accessible, and innovation happens faster. Here is a small sampling of the photos I took at this year's Faire - It starts at the Instructables booth and Skee-Ball machines, and tours the rest of the faire! Enjoy!

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Inspiration: Lego lepdesk with storage

I was digging in my closet and found one of these. Basically it is a lightweight sort of flimsy plastic lap desk with two bins on either side and a track setup on top that fits Lego Plates. The plates slide into the middle to build, and slide shut over the bins for transportation. It can be carried like a suitcase. The user's legs sit in between the two bins and that hold the desk steady for building. This is definitely sized for a little kid, not a 6 foot four guy like myself. Lego made these back in the late 90's, no idea if they still do. You can find them online for exorbitant sums of money, $30-$60 US. A great design, and I am inspired to make some kind of work table. Seeing that these things are apparently collectible, I am going to sell this, then build a larger more durable adult version for all kinds of work with the money from selling this one. Sharing this here because I find this to be a nice and simple design that everyone can learn from. Any ideas? Lets hear them! I am envisioning some kind of clone of this made of medium-weight plywood or other material, with the leg space in between the bins used to hold another storage box that can be easily popped out. I really don't have the tools to do this project very cleanly, but hopefully soon I will make an initial model. For those lucky people out there with CNC machines, this is your chance to cut out something awesome. Take the idea and run with it.

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photos wont show up in slide show

I just published a slid show but the photos are not appearing dues anyone now why? Here is ling to my slide show.https://www.instructables.com/id/leather-laptop-case/

Question by benq    |  last reply


How to convert an ordinary door into a sliding door? Answered

In this winterbreak I plan to reorganize my room because I'm bored of the old setup.Just wanted to know how can I convert an ordinary (hinged) door to a sliding one.I want to keep the original door because if I change it I will mess up the look of the house.I have a concept which involves some railings but I dont know how to pull out of the socket the side with the hinges.The rest of the build will be easy.That is the only problem I can't seem to be able to wrap my head around.Any suggestions will be good.Thx alot

Question by carfur    |  last reply


Need help ordering B10K slide pot

Hello, I need a replacement Alpha B10K slider pot, 60mm travel, has 2 separate pots in the package.  The one I have which I think is bad has 8 pins, 4 on each end.  So far all the replacements I have found on the web have at most 6 pins, 1 less pin per pot.  1 of the extra 2 pins on my pot are being used in the circuit (a USB music player).  Can I adapt the 6-pin pots to work in my device, or can someone direct me to where I can find a B10K with 8 pins? Any help appreciated. Thanks

Question by counterfeit_elvis    |  last reply


Making a slide guitar from scratch (sort of)

ok, so i'm not a musician by any stretch of the imagination. but i do like to make things out of wood and what nots. so i've decided to make my brother, who plays guitar, a slide guitar for christmas (mostly because of the posts here that show people making them). i went out and bought a $50 pawn store electric guitar (serious pile of crap but all the electronics work) and i've disassembled it. i've got a rough idea of how i'm going to build this thing as far as shape and actual construction of the box etc.. (sort of going for the pool cue box method), it'll basically be a long rectangle with a hinged lid. i've got a basic idea for how i'm going to hold the strings (i'm thinking this is called the nut? or something? dunno, the looped end of the strings) but i'm having a hard time coming up with a way to make it tuneable. i've still got the machine heads from the guitar and i'd like to use those, but i'd ultimately like for this thing to be a 6 string (if he wants to make a 6 string into a 3 or 1 string he just has to pull strings off, but if i make it as a 3 string he can't use it as a 6) and i'd like everything to be contained inside. i can't for the life of me figure out how to mount the machine heads in such a way where the turning handles would be able to still be inside of the box and still be usable. i've thought about maybe zither pins/pegs/whatever the hell they're called, but i've got no idea if those would work. also, i know a lot of the 2x4 slides use a beer bottle under the strings behind the pickups, now that looks neat but does it actually have a function? any help is appreciated

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Rainbow Play Systems - Tube Slide Instuctions/Help Needed!

Hi all, I recently acquired a used 360 corkscrew tube slide that was a part of a Rainbow Play Systems playset. I'm planning on building a fort/play/swingset for the kids, and attaching this slide, but would like to find the original instructions so I know the proper deck height for the installation. Also, it seems like each of the slides 6 sections have the bolt holes labeled (A, B, C, D, etc.), and I assume that they should all be aligned (A with A, etc.), but this isn't the case for each section. Perhaps the previous owner put it together wrong, or perhaps there are different alignment configurations based on the deck height where the slide will be installed and/or how extreme the drop in the slide should be. If someone has one of these sets and slides, and can either share the instructions, or even just look at your slide to see how the letters are aligned, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! PS - Here's a link to the slide: Option 19F - 360 Tube Slide http://www.rainbowplay.com/options/

Topic by PSUlion01  



Can I print my own photo-slides?

I just bought a slide projector at a trift shop. Is there any possible way to make my own slides? Could I just print them from my computer on transparent paper? Or do I need more professional gear? Thanx

Question by wöter    |  last reply


How do I add more pictures to a slide show I already made? Did I actually add to it and am I waiting for approval?

I added pictures to a slide show but they are not showing up in the slide show. Do I need to delete the slide show and start over? 

Question by kinetike    |  last reply


how can I make an outdoor slide to attach to my homemade swing?

What can I use to make a slide for my toddler? I want to attach it somehow to the swingset I made for him.

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More things steampunkable

I have an old electric stapler slide that i will find a home for in a steampunk rifle as the projectile slide, Thoughts on this coolness?

Topic by The Ideanator    |  last reply