Three things

If you were to be stuck in the wilderness, and needed to survive, what three things would you want to have? No cars, phones, complete survival kits, etc. those just make it less fun. Only put single, survival type things in your should be able to tell if it's "cheating" or not. If you choose food, don't be outrageous in energy bar, not a case of them from costco. Guns can count, but bullets are separate...maybe ten bullets if you choose to have them as one of your three things.Mine:knifeflintWater bottleAlso, what "Creature Comfort" would you want? This can be something like a book, harmonica, stuffed animal, etc. Pets are allowed, as long as it's not your hunting dog, or your giraffe who gathers coconuts for you.Mine is my dog, Buck. =]Have fun, and be creative!

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Three Peaks?

Hi People,We're due to tackle this event starting on 5 July.Everytime someone looks at our web page, their server location is plotted on our web page world map.It would be great to have hits from right around the World.Thanks everyone.Jon

Topic by jonpum3 

Three big Problems

Hello everyone, I have three problems at once. They are: 1. I can just look at pics as if I wouldn't have a Account EDIT: I just mean secondary pics can't enlardge 2. I can't rate anymore 3. I can't leave comments anymore, I can just reply other comments I would be so glad if someone could Help me! EDIT: OP-System: newest ubuntu version browser: firefox I already cleard cash and delited cookies and loged out and everything.

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Three Peaks Challenge

Hi People,We're due to tackle this event starting on 5 July.Everytime someone looks at our web page, their server location is plotted on our web page world map.It would be great to have hits from right around the World.Thanks everyone.Jon

Topic by jonpum3 

Three Mystery Subscribers

Hello K'nexers, just wanted tell you about 3 new subscribers and basically I got a new one on the 18th and 25th January and then on the 1st February which were all Sundays so basically I was getting a new subscriber every Sunday for three weeks and then it just stop although I still do get them which is good a thing. From my POV it felt like a winning streak or it was just down to luck but I'm not quite sure myself since it was just very weird thing to happen. Would be interested to hear you thoughts and opinions.

Topic by Zombiekiller-93 

Three Sided Truth

Global Consciousness Project – Long Term ExperimentI've been watching the GCP for over 4 years. I would like to create a permanent visual installation based on acquired data from the EGG database. The installation will be a tetrahedron, displaying past, present, and the "so-called" probable data. No explanation of what the display portrays. Mysterious as it will be, time and historical data will stir subconscious minds to recognize patterns. I believe this is the perfect device that will develop questions within closed minds and thus in time, answers.Read up on GCP here: Princeton GCPI have a physical design in mind for the installation. I would like to lead the creative task force for creating such a device. I'm wondering if I can find people here that would be interested in helping with the internal electrical and mechanical engineering that will be needed to operate the device. Serious minds needed only. This is a long-term project possibly taking several months to a year to complete. Funding will be provided once the preliminary concept is thoroughly defined. I would like to see that these devices are scattered across the globe and placed in highly visible areas.The domain name has been registered for this project. I hope to find some interested Demannu

Topic by Demannu 

Help with antique three way switch

I have a 60's era Stiffel table lamp that has a bad rotary switch. It's a three-way switch with an unusual design. I cannot find a replacement. Is it possible to salvage this switch in some way? Any help is appreciated. Tom

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I wanted to sign up for the 3 month renewable subscription which you advertise.  Get to pay page & hit 2 year subscription.  I do not want a 2 year sunscription!  Signed up by mistake;  given no choice of other option than 2 year though you advertise otherwise. 2 year costs MORE that quarterly renewable.  I do not want two year subscription.  I want quarterly or refund !

Topic by cdog46   |  last reply

how do I re-wrapped three-phase motors?

I needs schematic 3 phase AC motor

Question by dwiputra   |  last reply

3-Phase Power? Answered

I already asked a question about three-phase power but my results only confirmed what I thought.  I don't understand how a MOTOR can run at 230v with three phases,  how do they rate power with these I guess.  230v outlets have three prongs, I think two are connected to the generator through power transmission lines, and one is a ground.  If this is wrong were do they get 230v because, if I am wrong all three wires connect to generator coils.  This would add up to 345v.  But to get 230v it would only be two phases.  Then it can also run on 480v, how in the world do you get to 480v.  Please help me with this.

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Captcha, Coincidence or Provedence?

Ok, ive been sending some PMs around, quite a few in fact. And i must say ive started to notice a strange resemblance between some of the words? Has anyone else noticed this? is it a message from god? are the instructables team 'brainwashing' us? Here a few examples of my captchas, they currently will only make sense to the few. Add your screen shots of amazing coincedence captchas in the comments!

Topic by gmjhowe   |  last reply

Failed Three-Layered Gun

People don't often post 3-layered guns, so I thought I would try one, and (as you can see by the title) it did not turn out so well. It got maybe 40 ft. of range, but that was an accented, as the gun never shot again. It was a good attempt, and is not too ugly, but, it is still a failed project. I just thought I would share it with you guys. Keep an eye out for more projects from me! -E Pluribus Unum

Topic by E Pluribus Unum   |  last reply

DarkOwlKnex's Project Update Three

I've been doing a lot of stuff the past week.  I have to memorize songs for band, do summer homework, yada, yada, yada.  But, as always, I've found time for K'nex, and this is what I've come up with.  If there's enough interest in any combination of these, I'll post accordingly. The first picture is of the 'collaboration project' I had with Dr. Richtofen.  X3  It really wasn't a collaboration...  It was really me looking back through Dr. Richtofen's many successful attempts at a non-shooting Walther PPK and trying to make them shoot.  When I was finished building, I realized something: there was no firing pin for the gun that would make sense; the red rod was too short (it didn't reach the end of the barrel) and the black rod was too long (it stuck out the end).  I could've used a red rod firing pin and jammed the bullets down the barrel, (it was a singleshot) but I thought better of it.  I'd say at least 50% credit goes to Dr. Richtofen for that project.  The second picture is just a random little pistol I made out of boredom after scrapping the PPK.  it was cute and compact, but the next day, after I woke up at three in the morning because I couldn't sleep, I had a revelation...   What if I used the type of trigger off of The Racker Rifle (link below) on a mag in the handle gun, and positioned it just perfectly as to have the trigger block behind the handle.  I'd then give it removable magazines like on Blue Mullet's K'nex Handle Removable Pistol (link below).  The last three pictures are the result of about an hours work so far; I may update again soon. (Oh, and the Elvis mouse pad is my Dads, not mine; my Dad's a big fan, obviously.) The Racker's The Racker Rifle: Blue Mullet's K'nex Handle Removable Pistol: Thanks for viewing! UPDATE:  The big pistol thing is now named George, and I have pictures of it completed structurally, and internally.  It is now in Pre-Beta. UPDATE/NOTE: The internals you see in the last picture won't work, sadly.  I've updated it so that it now functions.

Topic by DarkOwlProductions 

Reveived three copies of a newsletter

Hi guys, I very much enjoy the regular updates of instructables through the newsletters I receive by email. However, upon receiving the same one for the third time today I was wondering if there is any major work being done behind the scenes or whether I stumbled upon a bug, and I though it would be a good idea to submit a bugreport. Hence, this topic. I have attached a small screenshot of my gmail account. (Leaving out the standard layout due to privacy and general negligability..) Of course, I would be more than happy to forward the series of messages to an address if requested. Likewise, I can give my email address when necessary in some private message. The emails all source from < >. I run a windows7, ubuntu dual boot and browse in chrome (version 36.0.1985.125) but these stats seem to be irrelevant as the mail server does not directly interact with them :-) PS. I also came accross a java error, but did not have the presence of mind to take a screenshot of the stack trace. It was after resetting my pasword, logging in for the first time and then browsing to the forums through the main navigation from the homepage. (This probably is not detailed enough to get anywhere, but it perhaps plants a seed of intuition in the programmer that reads it which might help when someone else makes another report ^_^), In the glance I had at it, it seemed to concern reflection and the loading of the content page, which recursed once before reaching the error. (In the sence that in the content view, a complete version of the main navigation was included, yielding a somewhat smaller header identical in shape and function to the top-level one)

Topic by mr_Eagle   |  last reply

Moving Three Servos at Once

Hey Guys, I'm working on a project and I'm trying to figure out what power supply to use.  I have power supply rated for 5V and .7A.  I was going to test this power supply out by making all servos sweep back and forth at once, and see how it performs.  This question is main for the coders out there.  Is the following code correct?  I've had a long work day and I'm about to pass out and I was hoping if someone could critique this real quick.  Thanks in advance! /* Sweep by BARRAGAN This example code is in the public domain. modified 8 Nov 2013 by Scott Fitzgerald */ #include Servo myservo01;  // create servo object  Servo myservo02: Servo myservo03: int pos = 0;    // variable to store the servo position void setup() {   myservo1.attach(9);  // attaches the servo on pin 9   myservo2.attach(8);   myservo3.attach(7); } void loop() {   for(pos = 0; pos <= 180; pos += 1)     // goes from 0 degrees to 180 degrees   {                                                                 // in steps of 1 degree     myservo01.write(pos);                      // tell servo to go to position 'pos'     delay(15);                                             // waits 15ms for the servo     myservo02.write(pos);     delay(15);     myservo03.write(pos);     delay(15);           }   for(pos = 180; pos>=0; pos-=1)     // goes from 180 degrees to 0 degrees   {                                    myservo01.write(pos);            // tell servo to go to position 'pos'     delay(15);                              // waits 15ms for the servo     myservo02.write(pos);                  delay(15);     myservo03.write(pos);                   delay(15);   } }

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How To Unscrew Three-Pronged Screws Without a Three-Pronged Screwdriver?

I have a Gamecube controller I want to take apart, but it has triangle screws. They're like Phillips (four-pronged) but only have 3 prongs instead. I don't have a screwdriver for this, so I need a way to unscrew them.EXAMPLEUPDATE: Not trying to be impolite, but I am NOT looking for a place to buy this kind of screwdriver. I am looking for a way to unscrew them WITHOUT the specific screw driver.

Topic by Aeshir   |  last reply

How to make a Three Axis computer inpite device for 3D modeling?

Does anybody know how to, or have they made an input device for 3D modeling that tracks horizontal movement, vertical, and depth?I'm looking to build something similar to this device. Link:

Topic by jacob5680   |  last reply

3 Bipolar Steppers

 I am selling three stepper motors that I was wrongly shipped by a vendor. For specs, PM Me. 10.00 Each

Topic by 16zzundel5   |  last reply

Help Building a Three wheel bike

I am trying to turn a 10 speed into a three wheeler for my friend. He has trouble riding a 2 wheeler. Does anyone know how to make one. He would buy one but cost is too high.

Topic by nightninja87   |  last reply

Connect three LED strips to AC

I have 3 led strips using 3 AA batteries each. The easy way would be to use dummy batteries and three separate 4.5v adapters. The ideal would be to connect them all together somehow and use only 1 adapter, maybe a 13.5v? Am on the right track here?

Topic by dmalamatenios   |  last reply

Damn you service pack three!

Well I finally gave in to the little pop-up box in the corner of the screen and installed Xp service pack three and it messed me about something shocking... A list of issues: - The quazi-vista theme I was running wet itself completely, now replaced with Zune theme - Firefox three got very upset and now has a mint theme because it had a bog standard theme that looked similar - The startup screen (login bit) and the login screen for password protection on knocking off screensaver is going mad, both do work but have some bizarre half breed theme on the go - The computer ticked and banged for ages - Multiple other weird ones - Oh startup programs decided to appear, suddenly I was inundated by FF, messenger, skype, media player and photoshop all opening on startup rather than just wireless G-utility... The odd three are on my taskbar list, some connection... Skype, I have no clue. Before the restart everything worked really oddly, I caught on that it was time because it refused me the ability to install programs and generally messed around. On the upside I hit a couple of sites and the combination of a less heavyweight theme and a ram optimiser majigger have got the computer running faster, now I'm just clawing back all my old settings. Slowly.

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I'm Having problems with fallout three.

In fallout 3, i wrote a text file of cheats, then named it mycodes, and saved it to where the fallout.exe was. in console i type "bat mycodes" and i get an error in console that says " neither the file "mycodes" or "mycodes.txt" could be opened. What am i doing wrong? How could i fix it?

Question by pyro13   |  last reply

Why was my 'Ible rejected from the "Three Ingredient" contest?

Why was my "Retractable Helping Hands (My Mini Soldering Helper!)" rejected form the "Three Ingredient" contest? The whole project uses only 3 ingredients: 1. An Old IKEA Lamp 2. Mini C-Clamp 3. Epoxy Putty

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply

(SOLVED) Three-Legged Switch - Help Please!

I recently took apart a transmitter for a set of wireless headphones that gave up on me. I salvaged a few capacitors, 4 infra red LEDs, and a switch.The problem is, I don't know how to use the switch as it has 3 legs. The only switches I know of have 2 legs. It only has 2 positions (on and off).  Could anyone let me know how to use it? Thanks,  H4ZZ

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What to do with three old Cylon thumbs?

I have three old low capacity ( one 256 and two 512mb) usb thumbdrives. What's the coolest thing I can do with them? 'Nuff said.

Question by fauxmunk   |  last reply

Pea - es - thuree

Because the laptop I'm using takes 10-20 minutes to boot and the desktop is not set up with internet yet(and will not be for a long time) and is slow as hell , I use the ps3 for general web browsing. But when ever I try to access instructables, it says 403 and then something about that I don't have administrative permission. I would love it if you wonderful folks would look into that. BTW; the ps3 uses a crap - modified version of Netscape.

Topic by Ausm   |  last reply

3-channel RGB LED Color Organ

Pretty much I want to make a 3-channel color organ and hook it up to a single RGB LED. I'm really not used to analog electronics, but I'm pretty sure this could be achieved with a single quad op amp IC. Seeing as I would much rather trust your guys' expertise over my lack of said knowledge, I thought I'd ask the experts. I did get a schematic in Multisim, but I'm really not sure about the functionality.

Topic by agent   |  last reply

THREE-DEE VIDEO from multiple lcd panels.

This morning I was watching television and thought to myself, "Wouldn't Good Morning America be so much interesting in three dimensions? This got me thinking, and I came to this idea: what would happen if you dissected a bunch of lcd monitors, removed the backlights, and stacked them. Then, you plug all of the screens into a processor that generates an image for each screen, and have a powerful backlight to illuminate these screens. I know that it is quite a stretch, but if one could work around issues such as the amount of heat produced and the cost of production, I think this could work. I think the best bet for input would be using RGB or CKMY on multiple panels, but I am not an expert in optics or any of that. So basically, this is an outline of what would need to happen, as far as I can tell: 1. A group of LCD panels that, when in a cascade formation and are fed sufficient data, produce a three-dimensional image 2. A bright backlight that is capable of illuminating said LCD group 3. A video processor capable of sending multiple signals to the screens that would produce a three dimensional image (as stated in point 1) 4. A cooling system to maintain component functionality 5. A benefactor or deep pockets 6. Lots of spare time If you have any ideas, please add them, I'd love to hear from the Instructables community.

Topic by student.mckinney   |  last reply

what should I do with an old three wheeler?

I have an old racing three that my uncle gave me and dont like three wheelers. i Want to make it into a cart i have a chassis without the plastic body for a golf cart

Question by Tannersdumb   |  last reply

Replacing three 12 v batteries in an electric scooter?

I have an x-treme scooter 360 and the batteries are dead. i have 3 12v replacement batteries, but i do not know how to replace them? does anyone know...

Topic by denniswilliams   |  last reply

Power source for running three 2000rpm gear motors?

So I have built a rover drone (instructable coming up soon) and the major problem is I don't know what power source I should use. It has three 2k rpm gear motors, an Arduino and a raspberry pi. Would a lipo suffice this? or should I use something else? Image source:

Topic by droiddexter   |  last reply

Can't Delete Three Steps On My New Instructable

I am working on a new ible and can't delete some extra steps without deleting the entire instructable.  I am using Google chrome browser.  Here is the link:  Sorry you are so busy with all these issues!  Hope a light all the sudden comes on and fixes all of them and you can sit back a take a break!  Thanks for all you do. Sunshiine

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Advice for a three-LED circuit w fading changes

Hey folks, I'd like to put together a circuit with three LEDs, all different colours, and the ability to fade between them at will. It's for a Sims costume, so the LEDs will be about a foot above my head in an enclosed and I'll need to conceal the switch somewhere on my person, like a pocket or under a shirt. I know pretty much zero about practical electronics, so I don't even know what terms to search with. If anyone can point me towards an existing instructable, or even just give advice on what components I might need to use, that would be sweet :) Edited to add: because I know nada about electronics, I'd like to be able to do this with simple components. I know this could be done with an arduino, but I can count the number of times I've soldered with one hand, and my last programming was on my TI graphing calculator.

Topic by EmmaMuhlack   |  last reply

On an average sized knex SMG, would you rather it be three layers or five layers? Answered

On a knex smg about the size of a mp5k, do think it is more practical for war to have it be three layers or five?

Question by Torpe   |  last reply

How to make an LED circuit that switches between different colored lights when flipping a switch?

So here's the thing: I've made multiple series circuits that turn run off of a 12v power supply and I wired a simple two-state switch into it so the lights would turn on when I pressed down the button. It currently uses 3 LEDs and one 82 ohm resistor. I want to make a circuit that can switch between multiple different colored LEDs. For example: have one blue LED and when I flip the switch a little bit, it switches to a red LED, and flipping it again switches it to a green LED (I know about different LED voltages btw, that's just an example). I figure I'll need some kind of three-state switch or something? I don't know what parts I would need or how I would wire them up so any help would be appreciated. I'll answer any questions about the project you have since I know I didn't explain it well.

Question by gtgm_110   |  last reply

Well, I am sitting in Physics

I'm supposed to be working on my rocket project with my group, but we have a substitute today (hells yeah!) She's new to the school, which is good, because we are playing volleyball with a balloon, watching movies, and listening to music. Among our fun, we played Hangman on the SmartBoard, and popped balloons. Our rocket is about done, we just need to make a power-point as documentation, and we need to launch it, which we will do on friday!Oop! the bell just rang, cya in lunch!ROGER!!

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply

how can I convert a bicycle to a three wheel bike?

Looking for easy way to convert my daughters bike to three wheel trike . any simple ideas would be great.

Topic by 352barbie1964 

can you convert single phase to three phase easily?

I have a three phase lathe, but only single phase in my shop. Is there a way to easily convert single phase to three phase?

Question by qparker   |  last reply

how do I make a paracord bracelet with three colors?

I have seen a couple of paracord bracelets with three different colors. they looked really cool and would like to make a few. 

Question by steve1583   |  last reply

How do you build a skateboard that will fit three people?

I think it would be really cool to be able to build a skateboard that could fit two to three people. It could be something like a toboggen, but with wheels.

Question by acall995 

How can i connect three pin ac switch? Answered


Question by nobykobe   |  last reply

Dimensioned drawing for three-hole mount on A-frame trailer hitch?

I am trying to find the technical specs for the mounting hole that a powered tongue jack goes through on a A-frame trailer hitch. There's a big hole in the center for the tongue jack post, and three bolt-hole in a triangle around it. But what are the hole diameters and positions? P.S. I've gone through an hour or so of Google searching, and called three different "manufacturers." There are lots of trailer plans on the Web, but they're for-sale.

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply

Using three pots, and an arduino to controll ten rgb leds?

I was wondering if it was possible to do something like this LINK with ten leds not just one. He uses three pots to control the amount of each color. I havent been able to find anything else like this. Any help will  be appriciated.

Question by the seaker   |  last reply

The three buttons on the front of the instructables robot, what do they do?

You'll have to forgive me if this has already been addressed elsewhere. I was wearing the very snazzy Instructables robot tee-shirt of which i am now the proud owner and my wife posed the query over sushi the other day, I didn't know what to tell her, lol. Does anyone happen to know? Thanks!

Topic by 4WantofaNail   |  last reply

Controlling 10 RGB LEDs with three pots(with out a microcontroller)? Answered

hello i was just wondering if it was possible to wire 10 rgb leds together run all the red leads to one pot, the blue to another, and the green to the third, and have all of the leds colors controlled by turning the pots. Any information would be helpful. I am intending to use this as lighting on my head board in my room.  Id be using 5mm UltraBright RGB Tri-color LEDs Thanks to all who reply.

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