I got $75 in Lowes gift cards and am having trouble spending it. What tools/materials should I buy to get the most bang for my buck? There are so many things I want I just cannot decide.
Topic by ehudwill | last reply
So what with all the fuss about paying less than $2 a month for pro, it really is a fair question - what's something else you spend less than two dollars on? What incidentals (coffee, music, gum, those purple fuzzy socks...) do you drop $2 or more on every month? Every week? Every day? I know people who spend more than $1.95 on their morning coffee.
Topic by Lithium Rain | last reply
Military Spending by Andrew Cooke is a neat quick project he created that presents the amount each country spends on their military in a nice globe. The idea is neat, but what's even better is the fact that he has all the source code and instructions on how to make something like this. If you're interested in data visualization, I suggest checking this out:Military Spending Data Visualization Example
Topic by lamedust | last reply
I have a Dell Latitude LM that I like for word processing because of the responsive almost full sized keyboard. BUT I need it to have a USB port. I got a PC card to USB port adapter, but doesn't work because I'm not so bright. Any ideas on getting USB through the diskette drive or CD-ROM? Or is this stupid?
Question by EnthusiasticThrift | last reply
I was just wondering how many hours of your day youspend on instructables. I know I spend 6 hours of my day on instructables, and if I find a good instructable, that leads me to more great instructables which can lead me up to 7 or 8 hours a day.
Topic by Robot Lover | last reply
What is the easiest way to find SPDT switches without spending any money?
Question by mikee963 | last reply
If you are aged 14-18, and interested in satellite technology, there is a competition for you - design an experiment to be flown on a real satellite.Entries chosen will get a budget of Â£100,000 for development of their project.Relevant links:http://www.spaceexperiment.info/http://www.sstl.co.uk/ (this site also has job vacancies for working on designing, building and testing satellites)http://www.bnsc.gov.uk/http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7139356.stmDon't forget to make an Instructable of your entry (and winning projects?).
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Ok, I just got a foot of snow and I want to know how to make my sled faster for little money.p.s. I have a flat bottom sled, not those complex things with like 5 skiis, just a plain old flat bottom sled well it is actually an inch of foam, then a thin layer of slick plastic
Question by Thelonelysandwitch | last reply
It doesn't need to be exactly 10000. that's just my goal. It doesnt need to be mobile and can run off 120vAC. Conversion to DC is expected. Essentially. I need to try and get a handle on the math and practicality of this to understand the scale. Any input is welcome
Question by dggriffi | last reply
Hello, one one of my favorite hobbies is making stop motion videos, but i make them on my 3ds. and with the 3ds you cannot add sound or have special effects. so i was wandering what kind of software i should get to make my stopmotion videos more realistic by adding sounds and effects.
Question by mr. 707 | last reply
I found a nice desk that fits perfectly in the small space I have for it, yet it's big enough for my multiple monitors. The problem is that the veneer (a plasticky thin top) has a horrible color and it's also stained. So I want to change the desktop color (to white) by using some sort of contact or adhesive paper, but I went to Home Depot and Lowes, and they only have that thin kitchen contact paper, which is very prone to scratches.Is there something I can use to put on top of my desktop to change the color, but resistant enough to use it without any protection. I don't want to spend too much money and I don't have the room to actually change the veneer. Any suggestions?
Topic by cronopia | last reply
There's a soapbox derby in July and I wanna make a car. Plywood floorboard is no problem but I don't know about 3D shapes. Any suggestions on something a kid (12) could make? Add other suggestions if you want.
Question by ANDY! | last reply
Thinking about doors for the top, not sure what for the legs. thinking of a saw horse but not sure how this would work. wanting to seat 10 people. need the cost to be extremely low and it to be a mix of vintage, eclectic and earthy to match the rest of my house. anyone have any ideas?
Question by mamamae | last reply
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Question by patriotsman | last reply
We painted to the doors continues for more than 30 years every year. the door is 100 years old with good design so please give me the solution with less cost.
Question by manikanta0562 | last reply
I'm trying to figure out how to make a cool lawn decoration for Christmas, which would be a carousel horse going up and down with the help of electricity. How can I do that without spending over $200?
Question by Coolpony | last reply
I need a VERY powerful battery (4000mah 12V or higher) and don't want to spend more then $30 please help! and i don't want i Puerkerts number lower than 1.2. can anyone help? oh, and the size of it has to fit in a 6V lantern. thats why lead acids bit the dust and (so far what i know) lithium polymer batteries bit the dust because they are way to expensive. with a 35W power consumption, its hard to find a power source that will fit in a 6V lantern, a affordable price (under $30) and powerful enough to power the load for more than an hour. (some calculations i did show i need at least 3500mah for 1 hour of usage ) but i think i might have a solution a 2 laptop batteries from amazon wired in parallel after they have been took apart. a drill battery doesn't even come close to the amount of i need and they suffer from memory effect and just plain out isn't near powerful enough (1.5 AH per cell) OR my second choice is to get many rechargeable AAA batteries and wire them to give 14.4V (BUT HOW DO I SOLDER THEM WITHOUT THE TABS? and what kind of array should i use? [68 AAA])
Question by -max- | last reply
Ok so I want to get a metal detector. But i don't want to spend a fortune but don't want to spend $10 for a stinky one. I'm looking for one for around $50. I just want to look around my yard,and see if theres anything interesting (once i found a little diamond or some kind of rock).
Topic by Easy Button | last reply
In Science next term, we've been told that we'll need to build a robotic gripper. All it has to do is pick up a cup. I've been having a look around, and the balloon idea isn't practical because if the cup was full it wouldn't work. And I'm okay with spending a little money, but I'd rather not spend $100 or anything on a kit. So what's a good idea for me?
Question by im_caius | last reply
I am growing tired of spending large amounts of money on few quantities of components. Are there any [trusted] sources to buy in bulk (for cheaper) from? I'd be more then happy to buy 1,000 LEDs for $20. That's fine with me. I'm currently spending about $2.00 on just 10 LEDs. Anything is an improvement. I'm trying to stay away from auction websites like eBay. Any suggestions are useful! Thanks!
Topic by freethetech | last reply
I don't want to spend 150 USD for this thing :), but I want to do it myself.
Topic by sbaltov | last reply
I really don't feel like spending $40 on something that seems simple enough to make. and i don't want to spend $15+ on something that might not work that i still have to pay shipping on. just need a blueprint on how to make one of these. doesn't have to be pretty, just has to work
Question by jelly.turf | last reply
I have a Dell 1700n Laser Printer that Needs a new drum and cartridge and I don't want to spend the money on an old b/w printer. Can I use the laser for something useful like a cutter to make stencils from packing tape or Contact paper? I don't want to spend a lot of money on this. BTW, I do not have the old cartridge.
Question by Jusme_Newby | last reply
I have some projects bouncing around in my head and i want somthing kool and useful. Materials i have: metal tape, cd's, old joysticks, ipod nano i have to get a new batery for. spray paint. I wanted to paint my nano but i hate spending money and i have no money to spend lol. and some old pc parts and stuff Thanks
Topic by fretmelter
We finally have to finish a deck rail - I need an inexpensive idea for balusters or something that won't completely obstruct my view. I don't like the 2x2's, or lattice. I do like the look of aluminum/metal in plain black - either square or flat - but hate the thought of spending $250 just for the balusters. I love the look of balcony panels - but getting a plasma cut piece of metal for each section is way way more than I want to spend. I'm looking for the dirt cheap alternative.
Topic by aparcel | last reply
Hi all, i want to make a video game. i want it to be kinda like gta san andreas. i have 0 models, 0 anims, a little of a plot, and an idea 4 a setting. i need to know how to code it... make an exe... catch my drift. i am going to spend LOTS of time on this. i dont want to spend money but will if absolutely nesescary. PLEASE HELP!!! Kindly, DO NOT reply if ur not gonna give me somthing helpful.
Question by sci4me | last reply
I am making a folding knife and i am using a cut part of a circular saw blade as the blade and i have tried using quite a few drill bits and some other things but it still isn't working, i also really don't want to spend a lot on a new drill bit, but i might spend mabye $10 on one but that would be the most
Question by zipzapper859 | last reply
I want some cheap audiophile headphones to listen to music from my laptop. I'm unwilling to spend more than $100 on them but that doesn't mean I want to spend $99 on them if I can avoid it. I just want the best sounding over the head, earcup, noise cancelling headphones i can get for the cheapest price. Do you know of any? I already tried cnet and it was sorta helpful but you're probably more helpful. Thanks!
Question by cdubnbird | last reply
My chrysler 300 is stuck in park, what can i do to fix this problem but not spending alot of money
Question by christoscano | last reply
I have a xbox 360s and i want to play starwars battlefront on it without spending barely anything
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