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Trip Gauge

Hey, I was just wondering if anyone knew where I could get an inexpensive (used is ok) trip gauge to tell me real time MPG in my car. I didn't see much on ebay, and am not interested in spending $169 on a new one. I'm not sure the year of my Ford Taurus, but I can check tomorrow. Thanks!

Topic by Weissensteinburg  


Tripping a Breaker

Hello. I need help with charging a capacitor bank I have. It consists of 10 capacitors: 4 4700uf capacitors and 6 6800uf capacitors. All are wired in parallel. I have been charging them with 110AC rectified to DC. The only problem is that whenever I flip the switch to start charging, it trips our shop's 20A breaker and you have to flip it back to start charging again. It trips our breaker every time and dims the lights making my dad angry. So I need some tips on what wattage resistor i need to use to keep from tripping the breaker. I experimented with a 10W resistor and that was way too much resistance. I am not allowed to experiment anymore until someone credible can tell me what to do. Thanks for your help.

Topic by tinstructable    |  last reply


Road trip

I'd like to take a road trip across Canada or the USA and hit thrift shops and Junk Markets.  Has anyone ever done this?

Topic by porcupinemamma    |  last reply


Road Trip/Pilgramage

Me and my partner are planning a rode trip from Seattle to Denver to see Thich Nhat Hahn in august. So far our route is taking us through yellow stone and along the bear tooth highway. On the way home we are planing to go through the north part of Utah and through Idaho back into Washington. Anyways I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for places we should go see. I am particularly looking for places that are off the map.

Topic by Twlight    |  last reply


the laser trip alarm

Https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Trip-Mine/ I find this project absolutley great but I want to know if there is a way to make it so when the alarm is triggered i can be notified without having to look at the LED on the circuit board. so for example i have the laster and circuit board at the enterance to my house, and im in the basement 1 floor under, is there a way to make it so a light or buzzer is triggered where i am as opposed to upstairs?

Topic by astrozombies138    |  last reply


Tripping a 20A breaker

Hello. I need help with charging a capacitor bank I have. It consists of 10 capacitors: 4 4700uf capacitors and 6 6800uf capacitors. All are wired in parallel. I have been charging them with 110AC rectified to DC. The only problem is that whenever I flip the switch to start charging, it trips our shop's 20A breaker and you have to flip it back to start charging again. It trips our breaker every time and dims the lights making my dad angry. So I need some tips on what wattage resistor i need to use to keep from tripping the breaker. I experimented with a 10W resistor and that was way too much resistance. I am not allowed to experiment anymore until someone credible can tell me what to do. Thanks for your help.

Topic by tinstructable    |  last reply


Laser trip switch? Answered

Hi I want to use a laser and a ldr to switch on a relay using arduino once the laser is tripped the relay turns on and once it trips again its off  could some one help me with the code and schematics i want to use pin 9 as in1 on the relay  thanks a ton in advance

Question by TheGreatResistor    |  last reply


laser trip wire?

I need to build a laser security system. I already have an alarm that works by shorting two wires with a trigger switch there by activating the alarm. I want to activate this alarm with a laser trip wire. I don't want to get a whole security system I just want to get the laser emitter and the receiver. I can't find this part any where. If somebody could help me find this part I would apreciate it. Thanks.

Question by nurdee1    |  last reply


Laser perimeter trip

I’ve seen several configurations of a laser perimeter alarm design, however, I don’t want a piezoelectric buzzer going off. I want a message or alert sent to my smartphone. Bluetooth tech I feel would have distance limitations so I’m learning more towards a secure WiFi link. Any ideas along this line or if someone has already done this and I couldn’t find it?!

Question by wanbli61    |  last reply


San Francisco Trip

Heading to San Francisco in April for a family wedding and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on things to do.  I'm bringing my three little girls, 10, 8 and 6, so we will have to do some touristy things.  They would like to see Instructables and I don't know if that is possible.  Specifically I need to find a moderately priced hotel,  a restaurant in China town or any tips you might have.  I am from Chicago and know that sometimes Google doesn't work so great, like suggesting a restaurant or hotel that was just featured on the nightly news, and not for good reasons.  Thanks in advance for any help. CDAwisconsin

Topic by cdawisconsin    |  last reply


Flea Market?

Does anyone know where I could find a map for a road trip that would plot out flea markets? I would be leaving from Central Ontario Canada. Thanks everyone :0)

Question by porcupinemamma  


Good canoe tripping food? Answered

I am going on a canoe trip soon and want some ideas of cheap food you can buy that is lightweight.  I already have some of the food but would like more ideas. Thanks.

Question by camping crazy    |  last reply


What was your most favorite camping trip?

What was your favorite camping trip you have ever had with either your family or friends?

Topic by FaqMan    |  last reply


On a sailing trip, how would I find somewhere to dock?

I'm looking to get into sailing but I wouldn't know how to find somewhere to put in on a trip far from home. This would probally be on the east coast of Canada/United States.

Question by tyride    |  last reply


Robot makers: would you like a free trip to Spain?

This is currently on the front page of Let's Make Robots: Can you answer "Yes" to this? I live in Europe I have posted a robot on letsmakerobots.com I would like to go to Spain, and experience Campus Party Europe for free, including transport and everything! I can go from 14th to 18th of April 2010 - Then we might be able to help you, quite possibly, actually! Send a short PM to fritsl, with a link to your robot, and we will get back to you, that's all! Seems like an offer you couldn't refuse. Let us know if you apply, and how you get on. We'll expect a postcard, of course...

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Pretty Trippy Interactive Website

Okay, somehow I stumbled upon this website today, and was in awe on how weird. Just kinda randomly click on people, eyes, earths, pills, heads, hearts, aces, chairs, and ladders; its completely random and has some psychedelic music to it aswell.LINK

Topic by bumpus  


Road Trip Survival Kit

Hi everyone, Here's the deal. In a few weeks I'll be leading my church drama team on a road trip. Not just a small trip but 1300 MILES / or at least 21 hours. Me, one other adult, and 12 teens. I know I'm going to want some essential items in a road trip survival kit, but I'm taking suggestions. Pepto, Tylenol, Ibuprophen, duct tape. . . It's 12 against 2, help! (And if it's not coming across, I mean for the sanity sake. Altoid survival tins and a maintaince tool box will of course come.)

Topic by strods    |  last reply


Trip USB Missle Launcher

Hello everyone this is an idea i had and i am going to try and do. The idea is to take one of the Wireless USB Missile launchers(seen here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16800997039) and connected it in some way to one of the trip bells(often seen at stores). Instead of setting the bell/alarm off i want it to send the singal to the USB Launcher and have it shoot at a set location.If anyone can help direct me as to what i need to buy and do to make this work all help would be appreciated.

Topic by Jreed129  


Instructables Shark Watching Trip!

First off, we didn't see sharks, but that doesn't mean we didn't have a good time! Yesterday (11/20/13) the Instructables crew went out on a rented boat (there were people to drive this boat) and went out to the Farallon Islands to try to see sharks because the site was able to get 1 Million visits in a single day!  So this was thanks to all of you! It was not the best day (bit rainy and cold), but we all had a good time and only 4 of us got sick!  Yay! Pictures provided by everyone!  Gif by Renee.

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick    |  last reply


YAHOO ! The NYC trip is BACK ON !

I just got the message today (peaked at my work email, since I was off yesterday) and they have found ANOTHER WAY ! This is going to be GREAT! I haven't done a lot of venturing outside my immediate area for a long LONG time (mainly due to my wife's condition). She does not want to go with me mostly because of fear but I can't let that prevent me from having the experience. She will be ok that day visiting her sister, etc. while I am in NYC ...

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Bah tripped the filter again!

I'm pretty sure the instructables filterer doesn't like poor ol' me.  I do a bread based product and my love of fire seems to have yet again triggered the filter! nevermind... https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Campfire-Twists/

Topic by tim_n    |  last reply


My second trip to NRPH

So these are just a few photos from my trip to Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital. This time i went on a bad day for this as it was raining for a good part of the day and was able to go into the wards. But we had to leave as it sounded as if people were walking around....so enjoy the photos the next time i go i might go into the tunnels and should have a better camera right now im just using my phone for these.

Topic by tubanator-2.0    |  last reply


IR trip switch sensor?

Hi all I have been looking all over the internet for the answer but got stuck I want to make a simple circuit to set up, so that when someone walks in between an IR beam or laser, and  a sensor, it triggers another circuit... Is there a useful instructable or a circuit diagram... I am really stuck.. please help Will

Topic by IllegalFun    |  last reply


Is your Bottom made out of Iron? Ever taken a Serious motorbike trip? Daytona? Sturgis? The Big Easy?

Ok, a friend (one of our church members) has asked me to come visit. He's got a contract flying Choppers and Cropdusters for the next two months. We used to eat breakfast together about three times a week when he was in town, and he said if I'll ride up there, he's buying. Problem is, he's 500 miles away. I can't afford to drive the Tahoe, and I don't trust my crackerbox (18 year old Mazda). I think I'm going to take the Goldwing. I've never really ridden more than about 200 miles in a day, but I'll only have about 3 days to make this voyage (1000 miles round trip). What do you think? Is it do-able for a sleep deprived, rapidly-aging, and slightly-overweight desk-jockey?

Topic by skunkbait    |  last reply


Hey, does anyone know how to make a good tripwire trap/ rig up?

Does anybody know how to make a good tripwire trap, or like how to rig one up?

Question by naruto 777    |  last reply


I am off, for a week.

Hey guys, I shall be leaving again, for a week. I am headed to a camp down in Southern California on Catalina Island so I will not be on here, at all, for a week. But I am planning on making something pretty big when I get back, hopefully I will make an ible for it. -n8man

Topic by n8man    |  last reply


I'm leaving (again)

Well everybody, I'm leaving again. This time I'll be gone for over a month to Iran. I will have dial up, but I won't be very active here. Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in a few more ibles before I leave on Tuesday. Robot is also coming (in two of his shirt, and 2 of his patch reincarnations).

Topic by LinuxH4x0r    |  last reply


What would Douglas Adams do?

So I'm about to embark on a month long voyage across the US and A (well, pretty much the places JetBlue services) - here's a cross link:https://www.instructables.com/community/MakerHacker-Space-Tour-2009-The-Two-Hands-Proje/So now, I'm left with a situation. I've never traveled for 1 month at a time (a week, at most, is my experience). And obviously packing light is a must (no problem). So that leaves me with a question....What would Douglas Adams Pack?1. A Towel - I'm claiming that one before the first 42 replies state so2. ?...What else and what would/do you pack? I've got clothing covered ;)

Topic by trebuchet03    |  last reply


From FB: Interesting info on trip to CERN

 Physics Hello, I work at CERN Education and Outreach and thought to share with you a video documenting the experiences of an inspiring physics teachers and his students from a trip to CERN. Here's the full article and video: http://home.web.cern.ch/students-educators/updates/2013/09/electrons-galaxies-greek-high-schoolers-visit-cern Thank you, Angelos Alexopoulos

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Help making laser trip wire with LED counter

I have seen a few different laser trip wire instructables here, but they are usually for triggering a nerf device or other projectiles. I am interested in a laser trip wire that would count objects as the laser beam was broken, and display the count on an LED screen. I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to create an instructable for this. This has real world applications, such as counting cases moving along a conveyor line. I would like to use an arduino with a shield for this, and be able to plug it into an outlet. I am a complete Noob when it comes to arduinos. This is a project that I would like to get my feet wet with. I learn best by working on something that interest me. I know it isn't as much fun as a nerf Gatling gun, but it would get plenty of use every day.

Topic by babycody    |  last reply


NYC Maker Faire trip.....troubles getting there

I am having troubles again. A train will  get me there too late and I would have to leave too early for it to be worthwhile.....and my wife doesn't want me to drive..... I am sooo peeeved right now.....the wife has literally guaranteed that I will not be able to make it to the Maker Faire despite my having purchased a ticket for the event.... Hmmm, I let her alone to think about what she was doing.....and she has come to the conclusion that maybe she should let me go.....I DO hope to see those of you that will be there, tomorrow....

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Are you in Florida?

At the moment, this is an extremely idle thought, but are there any active Instructablers in Florida, or cool science/tech places to visit with a group of teens studying physics? (apart from Canaveral, of course).   I am in the "wouldn't it be cool if" stage of planning a school trip with a colleague - we want to go and take selfies with rocketeers, but we need more than that to justify the trip as educational.  Official venues are good, but it would be kind of cool to be able to take them off-piste. Please do not take this question as a guarantee that the trip will happen, or that we will have time to meet with everybody who answers.  

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Andy's American Odyssey - We're Here!

Myself, my wife and our two boys (will be 13 and 15) are planning a 3 week trip to the USA next August. We'll be staying with relatives in Lexington Park (Maryland) for a week, but would like to travel around a bit to (probably) 2 other areas to get a 'feel' for the country. We're more into the natural wonders than the Disney / Celebrity thing and would like a mix of city and country. Budget will be adequate but sensible and I'm quite happy with hiring cars and driving, although we don't want a road-trip type holiday. In short, where should we visit to get a 'Flavorsic of the U S of A'? Patches for my favourite suggestions.

Topic by AndyGadget    |  last reply


What do I need to know about London?

    I'm going to London, Bath, and Stratford on Avon this summer, and I already asked another question regarding travel and using the Tube.  However, I also want to know more general information about London, Stratford, and Bath i.e. what parts of town are good, what parts one should stay away from, what parts have good food, where are cool places that aren't totally filled with tourists, etc.  Basically I would like general advice for a first trip to Stratford, Bath, and London.  Thanks!

Question by mad magoo    |  last reply


IFTC Boeing 737 simulator trip

Simulators are a wonderful thing.They allow teachers to torment train pilots against bad situations. They also do this without risk.OK,maybe there is some risk to the tech guy who was not told it would be used that day.Because the final crash resulted in the motion getting locked up.Youtube playlist

Topic by Derin    |  last reply


6v-9v trip wire for trail?

Layout of trip wires for 3 trail alarm with lights. About 250' range from panel no noise just lights on trip to panel.     Thanks Alan

Question by picker2    |  last reply



Malmo says no to ridiculous car trips

Over at Grist.org Sarah Goodyear writes about an interesting approach to encouraging motorists to leave their cars at home. Malmö says no ridiculous car trips. Watch the video and read the full article here. No ridiculous car trips from Martin Lang on Vimeo.

Topic by Culturespy  


Any good airsoft trip mines?

I already made 2 different kinds but i want to see if there is any good ideas for another!

Topic by Aron313  


Blast Nyan Cat on a Canoe Trip? Answered

Ok, so i'm going on a canoe trip with scouts, and i'm just wondering how i can constantly blast nyan cat from my canoe. I can't bring an ipod, and it has to be somewhat water proof. NOTE: I will only use this to torment people SOMEtimes.

Question by the poodleo    |  last reply


How to choose a GPS for long trips

Hi, I like to travel a lot and need a GPS, but I am confused to choose a suitable character. is there any tips for choosing a GPS sesai needs? Thanks!

Topic by irmaZ    |  last reply


inrush current make mcb trip

Hi all, i have a problem with my miter saw, it run at 220v and have power 1.8Kw or 1800w my house power can provide 2200Va, the problem is, when i start the miter saw the MCB will trip,  so i must turn off all my electrical home aquipment , than i can use my miter saw. i try to search on g**gle and find that it need some slow start, or soft start so the mcb will not trip again. it cause from inrush current, when the motor start. but the slow start  some forum in indonesia say it can be done by using capacitor bank. to repair the power factor but there is no explanation what size of capacitor bank we can use for any diffrent load...especially a big load like mitter saw for sure, how can i reduce inrush current from the miter saw? what should i do?

Topic by beatobe    |  last reply


Electric Mower will not start, trips the breaker?

I have a Task Force model #25143 electric mower (corded) that suddenly stopped while I was cutting some grass that I admit was probably too tall.  I have had no previous problems with it whatsoever since I bought it new last year.  After some searching I found out that it had tripped the breaker (was plugged into the GFI outside the house).  It's only a short cord--an extension must be used.  I bought a new one last month, but tried two other ones just to be sure--no change.  I tried using a different outlet--no change.  I tried using an inside outlet and promptly tripped that breaker as well.  I checked the blade, it spins freely, there was a small amount of grass on the shaft above it, I removed that.  There was a lot of cut grass on the underside of the deck (it's a mulching mower) and I removed all that going to the side discharge and the chute where the bag would be.  I took off the cover to the motor, there was some grass and dust in there, I cleaned it all out.  As for the connections, they are still clean as a whistle--no rust, corrosion, burning, fraying, etc. they still look new.  I was looking for a fuse and couldn't find one, checked by the motor and in the handle where the switch is.  After all this it still trips the breaker so I'm thinking there has got to be a short. The plug side of the extension cord was warm.  I found an answer that said use a multi-meter and I suppose I could go buy one but then what do I do with it?  I don't know what I'm supposed to hook it to and I don't know what any of the readings would mean.  I'm too low on cash now to pay for repair or buy a new one and where I live the grass needs to be cut almost 2x a week--any advice?  How can I find the short or is the motor gone?  I also read about motor "brushes" but don't think I saw any not that I would know what they look like anyway.  I included pics of the switch and the motor.

Question by PurpleMom    |  last reply


Redirecting power to evade a power trip.

Summer days can be a bit too much in Southern California and my family uses a lot of electricity to keep the house cool. The problem is that one side of the breaker for the house is too heavy to handle all the appliances and electronics; because of it, the power trips a lot since people in my house apparently don't understand the whole "turn something off before you turn something on" concept. I considered running extension cords throughout the house but not only is it not practical but it can be a bit dangerous with the build up of friction from the ohms and what have you. I've been trying to think of ways to solve this issue and I was thinking maybe I could install a sensor switch or something of the sort that would not allow the use of certain appliances while others were on or maybe something that would turn something else off automatically in order for something else to be used. My biggest problem is I'm no graduate or electrician. I know a thing or two about the sort and am very capable of learning, I just need someone to point me in the right direction. I may not even be thinking in the right area which is why I'm posting. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by BnKSeth    |  last reply


IR trip wire with discreet components

I am in need of help and I am going insane with this. Question is about a simple circuit with IR sensor/tripwire part and 555 timer which would keep the alarm buzzer on for thee seconds. No fancy stuff like arduino or relay or anything like that just LEDs, resistors, transistors, 555 timer and a buzzer. I got the IR sensor part to work and the timer part to work, but when I try to combine them everything goes haywire and nothing works. I have IR photo transistor TOPS-030 as the IR sensor. I am really starting to lose my mind with this and it has been three years since I started doing this project. I got diagnosed with undefined neurological disease (probably MS-disease) which has slowed my down even more. I worked on the circuit every now and then not every night during the past three years =) I know this circuit is simple and it can be put together in a brief moment the thing that is driving me crazy is the fact that when I got something working then everything goes haywire. Doing very basic beginner instructable describing this circuit would be very helpful even to others not just me. It would also keep the knowledge of using discreet logic up in these micro controller days.

Topic by msiren    |  last reply


Help please! Repairing trip-up!

Please Help!!! I need help to fix my telephone's mic! I have a telephone at home that was dropped many times and ultimately finished breaking something (e.i. the microphone) so while me being an aspirating electronic engineer (NOOB!) I tried to open up the phone and change the mic with a solution that I thought pretty smart; I learn some time ago that if you change the polarity of a speaker, you can use it as a mic so I naturally opened up the phone and to my surprise I find 2 freaking mics that look nothing like a speaker (or even a freaking mic for that matter) (Picture below). So I was asking myself... Can someone help me to change the mics in the phone with the speaker (Picture of the speaker below, any of the speakers are ok), by telling me about any changes that I have to do or any alert that this might not work (keep in to consideration the voltage, speaker type, and the polarity)... P.S. â€‹II was also thinking about changing the antenna because it's pretty weak!(Pics below). Any thoughts about that? And Thank You! Sincerely; Your hopefully future friend and companion: AntF

Topic by AntF    |  last reply


Can somebody make a circuit for me? (solved) Answered

Hey guys! After I saw this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL1XNm3UgPc I wanted to make something like this for myself. I am a beginner with electronics, so can someone help me with make a circuit for me??? -LukeD

Question by lukeD    |  last reply


Major Boat Voyage

Ok, My sister is getting ready to build a hardwood boat. She's an art student and it will be a semester project. She's planning to use Mahogany, Oak and Cedar. She's shooting for a 22' V-hull with a partial canopy. Whatever she does, she always does a great job. I have no doubts as to the fine craftsmanship that will go into this vessel. THe problem is, she's in New York City, and it will need to be moved to west Tennessee or central Arkansas. I could just build her a trailer, but that would be boring. I want to float it to it's destination. How would I go about floating it that far south? I am a fairly good nautical pilot, but that is a massive trip for such a small vessel. I would have about 4 weeks to do the trip, and could probably trailer it a short distance fom NYC to get started. Any Ideas?

Topic by skunkbait    |  last reply


who knows how to make a booby trap?

Just wondering how to hang someone upside down. I want to extort some money. I have already made an instructable on it but I want to know how it's really done.

Question by pindalanderz    |  last reply


Spring Break

Spring Break is here! For me, that means I hole up in my house and go into town as little as possible. I live in Augusta, Georgia, the Home of the Masters Golf Tournament. Big whoop. I don't like golf, but people from across the world come to my town, just to watch the game. I'll leave on Thursday to spend 2 days in Atlanta. But what are y'all doing? Going anywhere fun? The beach? Theme park? Post where your going, and if you want, pictures when you get back! Have a fun break, Bran.

Topic by Bran    |  last reply