Helmet Strap for Camera Case

How could I create a helmet strap for a camera case so I can attach it to my head while bodyboarding?

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Is there any possible way to attach a strap onto a guitar that has no knobs for straps...???

Every Christmas we go caroling and i'm not skilled enough to stand and play at the same time without a strap. But my guitar has no knobs for a strap. I know there might be certain kinds of straps for this situation, but is there a way to just make a good one?

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Re-design messenger bag strap so that it doesn't slide or bunch at the loop

Hi all, I have a Clive messenger bag that is perfect for my carrying and commuting needs, except for the strap. The material of the strap is pretty flimsy, not the tough woven type as found on timbuk2 or Chrome messenger bags. If the bag is too heavy (with books, etc) the strap slides so that it's too long. The strap is sewn into the bag on one side, and on the other side, the strap goes through a small (maybe 5 mm diameter) metal rectangular loop. The strap always bunches and the loop hangs vertically so that the tab connected to the bag and the bag strap are all bunched. Does anyone have any ideas on how to re-sew or replace the strap and/or loop so that the strap doesn't bunch or slide? Thanks

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How can I make a diy basis peak sport vent strap?

I don't want to blow 30 dollars on a sport vent strap because I had to give 100 dollars to convince my dad to buy me the watch itself. The reason  I want it is because you have to wear the watch really tight for consistent heart rate monitoring. Could someone come up with an instructable?? For meeeeee???????

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how do you get a strap for a electric bass to not hurt your shoulder, or put less weight on your shoulder?

I have had a yamaha electric bass for almost one year. every time i play it for more then ten miniutes it starts to agravate my shoulder. i play the bass for school and i have recently joined a band. it has recently gotten very bad. if i could get some help with this it would be a big help.

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Wearable laptop computer sling for stand-up use?

I want to stand up while using my laptop, but instead of putting the laptop on a stand, I want to WEAR it like a sling in front of me while I'm using it.  Maybe something strappy that would hold the laptop securely while I type etc. It's a 15" (diagonal) screen laptop, and not especially lightweight, so I'd prefer not to support its weight entirely by my neck. I'd appreciate any ideas for how to make something like that!

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Reinforced Anti-theft Backpack Straps

Hey guys, I'd really like a cutproof backpack without spending big bucks on it. Can anyone take a regular (aka cheap) backpack and run some steel cable through the straps without making it uncomfortable to wear? Should the cable extend beyond the straps into the fabric of the bag itself? Thanks in advance!

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weights to keep pedals with clips/straps upright?

I just made some foot straps out of old seat belt material, they work great but they of course always flip upside down when my feet aren't in them. anyone got any ideas for weighting the pedals so they stay upright? preferably pretty minimalist so i can actually still use the bottom side in a pinch and not slip off or whatever.

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Can someone make an instructable for this?

Hey,This is my first post on the Instructables community section, so here goes.I've been looking at this product for awhile now: ThisHowever, I don't live in the states, and have to pay for massive postage costs for something so simple.So, I'm requesting if someone could help me by making a DIY tutorial version (an Instructable :P) of this?I need it desperately. Plus it'd increase my nerdiness by 340% _~Tim.P.S - Sorry for any spelling errors, or if I posted this in the wrong section or anything of the sort.

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How can I attach straps to plastic rifles?

I want to attach straps to these video game console sniper rifles: http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sniper-elite-rifle-500x214.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/videogames/detail-page/B004MKN3V2.1.jpg

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How do you make the straps for the switch flip flops?

They are a size 10. I want to make them for my daughter, to buy them is expensive.

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Keyboard Modifications

I was just wondering if anyone could help me in thinking of a way of modifying a keyboard so that you could strap it to your back without damaging the keyboard in the process and then put addons onto the strap. The reason I want to do this is because I need something defining for my personality that will show my love of technology, and I also want to take my keyboard with me to places.

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how do you pick up the signal from the chest strap of an un-coded heart rate monitor?

I've got a Polar heart rate monitor, which includes a chest strap and a watch. The strap sends out an RF pulse for each heartbeat it detects. These pulses then get counted and then displayed by the watch on your wrist. I would like to be able to intercept this RF pulse and do my own thing with it. My initial idea is a treadmill-mounted device that displays the current heart rate and at least some sort of min/max display, indicating when you are in the ideal HR zone. I think I know how to build the device, but the first step of intercepting the pulses has got me stumped. Anybody know the specifications of the strap and how to get the signal? Thanks!

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Strap on wheels for old, wheel-less suitcase. Does this exist?

Has someone made a strap-on set of wheels for the old kind of wheel-less suitcases? I figure a pair in the front of the suitcase and a pair in the back would make up this arrangement. Maybe tight, strong bungee cords could be used to hold on the wheels and also encircle the suitcase. Also, a cord with a loop could be attached to the front bungee cord so that the suitcase could be pulled along. Some sort of housing would have to be fashioned to hold the pair of wheels for the front set and another housing for the rear of the suitcase. Does anything like this exist? What's it called and where's it found?

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can i use piezoresistive fabric sensors to measure pressure exerted by backpack straps on shoulders?

I want to measure pressure exerted by backpack straps on shoulders. Will piezoresistive fabric sensors serve my purpose?

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Halloween Costume Help

I decided to be Marilyn Monroe for Halloween and I have a long pink dress that I am going to alter to emulate Monroe's pink dress from the film Gentleman Prefer Blondes. Does anybody have any ideas how I could do this? The three main things that I need to do are get rid of the rhinestones in the middle, make a bow for the back, and get rid of the straps.  I know how to alter the middle but have no idea what to do about the bow or the straps. Any ideas for how to make the bow would be very appreciated. I know that I could just cut the straps off but there is no support on the top whatsoever and the top is a little loose on me. The material is silk so if I just cut off the straps I'm pretty sure the dress would just fall off. Any ideas are very appreciated!  

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Watch Band Buckle

Product shown in stainless steel 3D Printed and Tested !! Velcro watch band tip will lose stickiness as it ages, and then scratch anything it encounters. This buckle is used to cap the band tip, keeping it from scratching your cuffs of sleeves, especially in winter days. The name " Ning " is embossed on a pattern called BingLie (Chinese, means Cracking Ice), a pattern that was used as a window style some 600 years ago in China. Yes, I'm bringing antique fashion back into life again. Buy at Shapeways !!

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How to make a shoulder bag into a backpack?

Its a one strap bag that I never use and would like to make into a backpack.

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How do you braid illustration on the cover of "Leather Braiding"-by Bud Grant?

On the cover of the book "Leather Braiding" by Bud Grant it shows what appears to be a six strap flat braid with a two strap braid going down the middle.How do you do that??I do not see that braid anywhere else in the book.It pisses me off cause that's why i got the book!!Thanx for any help or clues.

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Has anybody tried dying a Wii-mote rather than painting?

I saw the color Wii straps with RIT dye Instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Wiimote-Straps/) and was wondering if anybody had yet tried taking apart the Wii-mote and dying the plastic rather than painting the surface? if they had or have any suggestions please let me know.

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Homemade bias tube turner?

 Does anyone have the directions to make an easy tube turner to make narrow straps of fabric using pvc pipe and dowels?

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Is there a difference between a 1/4 inch x 20 bolt and 1/4x2 bolt?

I'm trying to make a camera neck strap using parcord and one of these bolts.

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running a marathon with a camcorder-How to??

Can i mount a camcorder on my shoulder with straps (or duct tape)  and run 26.2 miles through beautiful mountain ranges.  Hands must be free. Any suggestions?!

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Wind harmonic generator?

I had this idea a while ago. There's a nylon strap strung between two trees. It's let's say 2 cm wide and 5 meters long. A strong wind is blowing across it so that the strap is resonating, displacing through, say, 20 cm at 10 Hz. What is the maximum power involved? If you had one or more wire coils running the length generating current, what kind of efficiency over all could you expect? I'm thinking of this as an ultra cheap and easy means of wind generation.

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butterfly knife

This is for people who really want a butterfly knife but are not allowed one (j_scap) It is made from a flick and lick lolly. A blade is strapped(with sellotape or superglue) to where the lolly used to be.

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Reducing cow burping 'is key to tackling climate change'

Argentine scientists are taking a novel approach to studying global warming - strapping plastic tanks to the backs of cows to collect their burps .source

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Seat Belt Handle

My grandpa has a hard time reaching over his shoulder to get the seat belt. I was just wondering if there is some sort of strap to make it easier to get your seat belt on WITHOUT damaging the car.

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EL Wire and Paper watch!

Just thought of this! Has anyone ever tried to make a watch/clock using el wire? I thought of making a simple 7 seg led design with a paper (this modeling plasitc) cover/strap as a wrist watch... Get the insides of a 7 seg type led watch. Use electroluminescentwires instead of segments. Put the wires bhind a paper face which is designed as a single piece with strap. attach battery. BINGO! Only thing I've not been able to verify - need to use an el inverter for the display Anyone had any dealsing with this technology and can tell me about it.. meanwhile I'lll scour the instructables Thanks

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My Costume Picture Entry

So I was hanging out with some buddies of mine in my spartan costume...betcha can't guess which one is me. My costume consists of: Helmet - Cardboard shape, covered in bondo and spraypainted. Bicycle helmey pads inside. Shield - Cut plywood, with a cardboard lambda, covered in bondo and spraypainted. Polyester straps are riveted/gorilla glued on the back. Cape - Scarlet cotton fabric with polyester straps to keep it from choking me. Beard/abs - Mom's eyebrow pencil...If you have experience with spirit gum, use that and fake hair, unfortunately, it didn't cooperate with me. Pantalones - If you're feeling frisky, wear a speedo, if not, brown shorts are acceptable

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Toilet Paper Roll Ideas

I have a small but growing stack of toilet paper rolls and I'd appreciate ideas for what to do with them. I'm strapped for ideas after hitting an idea block.... asdgfasdf

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EITHER: How to make 'continuous heart pulse monitor'? OR: how to capture ECG from chest strap?

Greetings, What I am interested in is a ‘continuous heart pulse monitor’ so that I can plug that into (possibly) an arduino to drive a EECP machine. EECP machines run around $30k. So I’ll have to jigger up one myself. Usually I program in HotBasic. I am now learning ‘C’ programming language, via “Arduino in action” eBook, and sparkfun arduino Uno kit. I could sure use some help, like: Should I just buy a ‘chest strap heart rate monitor’, (Polar, or Motorola, or what)? Are there any units out there that can plug directly into a usb? Or do I need to get into wireless or bluetooth? Is a chest strap monitor more accurate than a finger or ear monitor. Should I be connecting to a laptop vs arduino? As you can see I am just beginning. Any help you can give me will surely be appreciated. Thanks for your help...Vernon 

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composter made of igloo drink cooler

I had this idea for a cheap, easy composter, using an igloo type drink cooler. (considering purchase for this purpose) I think it just needs ventilation and straps to hold on the lid when mixing. (have these already) Anything else needed?

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Our latest kickstarter project.

Hey Everyone, Here is out latest project. You can check it out here or here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/699604098/neo-web It's a magnetic gear strap that keeps your stuff on hand and out of the way.  Thanks!!! Brent

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Tying Loads to Top Of Cars without Racks

I think I had developed the best method for securing loads to car roofs that do not have a rack.  It can be used with or without bungee cords or ratchet straps. If someone has a method they suggest I'd like to hear it.  Thanks 

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I want to make some steampunk goggles but can someone help me figure out what these are? Answered

I want to make some goggle but for the straps I need some kind of metal ring. Like these But I would rather get them locally. can someone please help?

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what is the best way to sell a used ipod nano 4th gen? Answered

It is a blue ipod nano with very few scratches. i will be including a sports strap, and a regular rubber case.  anyone have any suggestions to find out how i could get the best price?

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3D printing replacement parts? Answered

Recently one of the plastic clips that connect the strap to the mask for my CPAP machine broke.  They sell replacement clips for the heargear ( 8 bucks for 2 clips).  My question is would it be cost effective to get replacement clips 3D printed, or am I better off just buying the replacement clips?

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Is Birch a good wood for Bow Making? Answered

I would really appreciate any help from experienced archers on this topic, i dont want someone saying "just strap some bamboo together" becasue i want to make an actual self-bow and the most readily available tree around here is birch.

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Still coming along (Steampunk PSOne)

Heres what I've got done so far. All thats left it some old military writing (M.P.S.E.U-Mobile Play Station Entertainment Unit), some leather straps, rivets, and the internal leds. It started steampunk and turned post apocalyptic, but I still like it ;) Whatcha think?

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How do you go about removing salts from bore water with magnets?

There are some products about that claim to remove/breakdown salts etc from bore water. They consist of a giant magnet that straps around the PVC out flow of your bore. They can cost over $1000 AU. - Is it possible to DIY

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How To Build A Rocket

A few years ago i came up with the idea of strapping a rocket to a merry-go-round. the little ones in playgrounds not the big ones with horses and stuff. i've been trying to find some sort of rocket hobby community since then but there are surprisingly little. and not a whole lot of instructables on rockets with enough power. so tips? hints on how to at least get started?

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Fixing up a old wooden opti?

Me and a friend were given a free wooden optimist but, it was beat up with chipping paint and pealing wood. We want to fixit up and repair it to working condition, it also has a bunch of broken straps for the air bag any help or advice fixing it and repainting it. 

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Should I make an instructable for this?

I made a mechanical Iris a while back and i am wondering, should i make an instructable for it? It is self-contained, and I made a strap for a monocle. It is unfortunately at my school right now, during spring break, so I cant make it this week. I am just wondering about your thoughts if I should do it or not.

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Does anybody know how to make grieves/gauntlets/vambraces out of cardboard? Answered

I need help on making a grieves/gauntlets/vambraces or anything that fits that description out of cardboard. My project consists of a armor-like arm that runs the entire length of my arm. Also, I need to know how to add 'adjustment straps' or anything of the sort to the piece. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you, Jehosephat

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can i tie a chunk of metal to my leg for esd protection? Answered

wrist straps are kind of annoying because the wire gets in the way. first of all would wearing it on my leg still work, or does it have to be on my arm or wrist? also, could i use a chunk of metal like an extra heat sync (since ground is essentially the same thing, just a bigger piece of metal)

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