Uber Futon

I am making plans to make a futon mat and my only delemma is that I can not figure out what to fill it with. I want to use organic cotton bating and possibly have some kind of comfy foam in one layer. Its gotta be roll-up-able and such. With the foam, I'm not sure what it is... where to get it... or if i should get it in tiny little squares that act as filler or as a pad. Any suggestions?

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Uber-Nerd Proposal

"Nerd love at its finest, with a maximum allowance of creativity and a minimum of french kiss retainer entanglement or dual use pocket protector prophylactics."How will you top this one?Gamer proposes to girlfriend by hacking Chrono Trigger via: boingboing

Topic by scoochmaroo   |  last reply


New Uber Chatroom! (portal for acessing the regular chatroom, more features!)

Hi all, If you remember, i once made a 'super sized' version of the chatroom, but, when the updated mod controlled room was put in place, the link was severed..UNTIL NOW! (click here to enjoy chatroom goodness)one quiet day at work, and a slash of creativity, and the new chatroom was born.New features compared to the normal chatroom are..Wider, bigger chatroomBuilt in up to date Mod listBuilt in 'profile' frame, so you can access your ibles account while in the chatroom Be sure to check it out, feel free to use it, and most importantly, suggest ways to improve it!Thanks to Do_Not_Turn_Off_The_Power whom happened to be in the chatroom when i was building it, and helped me with a few mistakes.Enjoy,gmjhowe - your faithful chatroom mod

Topic by gmjhowe   |  last reply


Custom uber simple OS?

After playing in the world of arduino for a while I have become curious if it is possible to use a common cpu, motherboard ect. To do the same thing as with a small microprocessor. Could one for example load the arduino bootloader to a cpu or just write to it with serial in order to use it for purposes similar to arduino and picaxe.  I know its a weird and wasteful idea but im just curious if it is even possible with modern electronics. I dont think it would be hard to find a junked old desktop and even if it was 1 mhz (much more likely to be 1 ghz) it would be extremely fast. Could you imagine an arduino with that clock speed! You could measure the length of pulses much smaller and you would be able to potentially handle 32 bit and maybe even 64 bit operations. Just a curious thought I had, could it be done and what would you do with such a system

Question by jj.inc   |  last reply


24K Gold-Plated Bike for the Uber-Rich

A UK based insurance company, ETA, is offering a custom-made 24K gold-plated Charge Plug bicycle complete with customized seat, handlebars and chain to mark the Green Transport Week. The Midas themed ride comes with its own security guard. But, there are certain restrictions in case you want to buy this hell of a pimped ride like you must be eighteen years old, live in the UK, and get a free quote online for cycle insurance in order to enter the contest. One person will be randomly drawn after the contest ends on October 21st. This amazing two-wheeled ride is approximately worth $18,750 !

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CNC miller for uber cheap to build guitar bodies Answered

I would like to find a instructable that is really easy to make really cheap really powerful. I have a router. I just need some help figuring it out. MANY THANKS

Question by gruda   |  last reply



DIY *near* silent computer (how do i do it!)

Hi there all,im just goignt to try to make my computer UBER UBER silent, that meansmod mouse/keyboard so that the clicking isnt audibleand im gonna mod the case of the computer ALOT so that it is *probably* not going to have sides, but LOADS of small comp fans running as slo speeds...ect ectany other ideas?

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Faster Chat room!

Hey everybody!As you know, the instructable chatroom we always use is getting slower and slower as the comments builds up... :(Until gmjhowe made another faster, chatroom here!It is called The Super Uber Mega Instructables Chatroom. Enjoy!Also its the exact same chatroom as on the ibles website, so anyone in the uber version can talk to people in the normal version (on the ibles website).I am not trying to spam here, the reason I am doing this is because a lot of users are complains that the old chatroom is getting slower...

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fancy dress tin of sardines

I would like to dress up as a tin of sardines and cant find a fancy dress costume anywhere.....it has to be uber laght weight as its for a festival and i dont want to have to carry it about....also waterproof.....and cheap......CAN YOU HELP ME!!!!

Topic by katylord   |  last reply


Help! Clogged sink =(

My bathroom sink is clogged! Some brainy person decided to wash paper pellets down the sink and well, uhh, it's uber clogged. Two bottles of Draino have not made a difference. Any help? I would really like to be able to wash my hands after using the toilet....Just kidding, there's 2 more bathrooms to use

Topic by KentsOkay   |  last reply


New Contest Idea

I think it'd be uber-cool if we had a contest for 'Food from Scratch'. What this would mean: None of the following: -Canned Food -Bottled Food -Premixed Spices/Salts/etc.* *This means you can have a salt shaker, or a certain spice, say nutmeg, but you can't have 'Season All' or any spices which have two or more ingredients in them. Any thoughts? Anyone actually interested?

Topic by Noodle93   |  last reply


Smallest Truegger Gun

I made this just for lols. You could probably make this design even smaller or make another design that's smaller. I'd explain it to you but I'm sure you have the 8 pieces required to make this and the 10 seconds to put it together. Surprisingly it gets like a good two meters. Maybe a last move of desperation in battle? Say you're going to ally with someone and as you're about to shake ha--BAM! lolz lik omgz uber pwnge.

Topic by TheDunkis   |  last reply


Multiple CPUs

Big movie companies have these server type things (rendering clusters?) for processing their 3D and graphics renderings. I found this on makezine as an example of someone who did a linux home version, but there is no description of how it works. I would like to make a windows render cluster but I need some help. There are two reasons I want to do this: 1- I will be able to run my PC uber-fast, and 2- I can create some big time giant renderings of 3d models. I would really appreciate some help. Thanks.

Topic by gimmelotsarobots   |  last reply


posting photos - how to get the nice pop-up?

Hello, I was wondering if there is a way to make body photo "pop out" like the main photos of a step.  Some of my image details could be better viewed using the pop-up, so I put them in the beginning section.  But the photos would fit better embedded in the flow of the instructions.  But images in embedded in the body don't have the pop-up function...they are the size they show up as on the page. Here's an example of what I mean: https://www.instructables.com/id/Uber-Home-Automation/step3/ Just wondering about this. Thanks!

Topic by electronichamsters   |  last reply


Army man halloween costume????????????? Answered

I was thinking, "should i be an army man for halloween?" When I realized I could. With your help, fellow instuctablers, I shall Make an UBER army man costume! I already have camo pants, so I need a camo shirt/top/sweatshirt, and a noise making(no airsoft please!) rifle. Preferably a m-16, m-4, ak47, or g36c. ANY help will be appreciated!!!! I will gladly SUBSCRIBE to you if you help!!!!! AND, as a BONUS, I will rate ALL your ibles a 5 STAR RATING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thankyou!!!!

Question by chopstx   |  last reply


What do Nokia use to glue LCD/ main board cables with ?

Opening a Nokia 1661 mobile phone (its an uber-cheap UK phone ) to replace the LCD, I have the usual orangey flex PCB material off the LCD, basically GLUED to the mating surface on the main  PCB. The old display tails peeled off, but I can't identify the strange grey glue they used to mate the connections. Has anyone any ideas ? It almost looks like partially cooked solder paste, but that would conduct all over, and I can't see any isolation. Its not "rubbery" that I can tell. Thanks Steve

Question by steveastrouk   |  last reply


PEMF device that mimics earth's magnetic field?

I am very interested in making a pulsed electric magnetic field device that mimics the Earth's own magnetic field. It could be as simple as one single coil. That coil would have to have a magnetic field that measures in the 30 to 90 microTesla range, and it would have to be able to be pulsed in the 5 to 45 Hz frequency range, since that is roughly the strength and frequency of the Earth's own magnetic field Any ideas on how to make that happen? I am a reasonably intelligent person, but I am not necessarily technically gifted. So for somebody this might be uber simple, I don't know, but I am just not sure how to go about doing this. What do you think?

Topic by lapis lazuli   |  last reply


Team Fortress 2 Is Now Free

As of the Uber Update for Team Fortress 2 the game is now free. Anyone can download it as long as they have steam (which is also free.) Whether this is heralding a new game release or valve is simply trying to give us a freebie I have no idea but it is still something worth checking out. Note: as it is now free their servers are jam-packed with people both playing and trying to download, I had a friend who had to wait almost 4 hours for his download to start and another 5 for it to finish. However do not let this deter you as the wait is worth it. P.S. Meet the Medic has (finally) been released and I would embed it on this topic but I have no idea how.

Topic by An Villain 


One Year Anniversary of the Instructables Chatroom. (Be-lated of course :P)

Well, I was trying to remind myself to post a topic about the one year anniversary of the -ibles chatroom, and, I just remembered, a little late..March 9th of last year, the Instructables Robot published a forum topic, debuting the new chatroom for the website. It was a great hit with the community, and made the interaction with other members more 'fun', for lack of a better term. Although, a few of us know that it kinda went downhill for a while, so bad infact, that Moderators were assigned, and rules were set. Since then, we've had a few mix-ups, and whoopses..Anyway, how about an anniversary party for the chatroom?Any ideas?Could we establish a date for such an occasion?Regular Chatroom LinkThe Uber Chatroom LinkI pardon myself for forgetting to remember the date sooner.. :/

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply


Kitewife, she says YES!

Many years ago, my father rallied a Mini.Twenty-three years ago, I learned to drive in a Mini.Twenty-two years ago, I had my first crash in a Mini.I courted Kitewife in a Mini.Now, after literally years of subtle hints, requests and outright begging, Kitewife has agreed that I can have another Mini. A proper one, not a BMW.OK, this isn't going to be instant, probably months away, but I am uber-excited about it, so I thought I'd come a and brag about it.All I've got to do first is fix up the Megane to a saleable state - replace the spoiler, the wing mirror, buff out the scratches, pull out the dent in the door, then sell it, then raise about a grand extra ...... ah, what the heck, she said yes!

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


SR Commando v1- NOW POSTED!

I have been hyping this gun up in the chatroom for a bit, so I got a pic today.This is A combo of my 2 best knex guns I ever built- The AR-4 Commando v2, and the Longbow v2. I made it mostly for the innovative ideas it brought, but i wanted to see if it was possible to combine the AR-4 v2 and Longbow v2.This gun uses an extremely reliable BRAND NEW sear system trigger which never misfires or jams, I thought of making a double-ratchet system and put it in a super modded Longbow handle. The stock Is an uber modded AR-4 commando stock. Same thing with the barrel.It is a single shot, but it can have a mag. Range is 40-50 feet (one rubbeband).the second pic is a close up of the mech.The only con I can think of atm is that this gun is sorta skeletony at the bottom. But its extremely sturdy neverthelessOk, I changed the name because I thought it would be less confusing and more appropriate.

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


LED Matrix & POV PCBs up for grabs!

Boy do I have a deal for you! I've been working on an uber-clock project recently (it's going to be really really awesome!), and it entails a very interesting display -- a 5x16 array of SMD LEDs.I tried making a homemade PCB, but it was impossible to use, so I'm sending my order out to a fabhouse for some real ones. While I'm at it, I'm offering you, instructablonians, the chance of a lifetime: Owning one of these awesome* boards!For $18, you get the PCB and 100 red SMD LED's! (LEDs courtesy of T3hMuffinator) -- this price pretty much covers the cost of the board & shipping.For an extra 5 bucks, I'll stuff the board with the LEDs for you.(The 5 bucks is to cover the solder paste, and the labor involved :P)It definantly needsto be stuffed with solder paste, the parts are very close together. It is litterally just the LED matrix, there are spots for it to be connected to a controller board, where the resistors would lay.EDIT: Heres the schematic, sch file, and the board.EDIT2: New board design, much much more compact! 3.15" x 1.20"! EDIT3: Just in case we get a flood of replies, I'll repeat 'Muff.He's supplying the LEDs. They're avaliable in red, white, yellow, and 1 other color. They're from [www.select-technology Select Technology] (eBay UMO88)EDIT4: I also have controller boards availible. They're basically an AtMega8, resistors, header pins, power, etc all on a board the same size as the array. (not an easy task!) They're $18, PM me fore more detailsI also have some POV boards availible. They are uber-compact, at only 0.8"x0.6"! They come with 10 SMD LEDs. They cost $5 a piece. Just add the Attiny13 & power!For $15, you get the POV PCB, the LEDs, 11 Male & 5 Female header pins, a DB-25 connector, an Attiny13, and its socket. Its everything you need to use this PCB. (Note: you need a parallel port on the back of your computer in order to use this board to program the uC)Its a very self-explaintory PCB, which makes it great. Its compact size is great for a few different thingsAn instructable is coming really soon on making/stuffing/using it, so don't dispair!---All three boards distributed by Rethinker Industries and liscenced under by-nc-sa.

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


Bike conversion ideas for a semi-noob

Having just rescued my nice GT from my parents' place, my old junker bike is now surplus to requirements. (I like to have a "spare" bike, but now I have three bikes it's literally a fifth wheel. And sixth.)I've wanted to build an electric bike or a recumbent for a long time, but despite fiddling with bikes for a while I'm still just a competent novice. A competent novice with very limited tools, in fact. Therefore I'm looking for a project like this uber-simple electric-assist (incomplete) or the no-weld recumbent. If anyone knows of any other projects like these, I'd like to see them.Pictures of the bike to follow- it's a fairly generic short-frame mountain bike, probably intended for dirt jumping as it's got a short geometry, thick downtube and a low seat/short seat tube. The front fork is a "suspension" fork with about 1" of travel and too much preload to be any use on roads, everything else is standard.

Topic by PKM 


For All You (model) Gun-Nuts, You Want A Gun?! I'll Give You A Gun!!!

If you like K'nex, but hate trying to come up with ideas for really real K'nex weapons? Well have no fear, Thomas Cooper (and others) are here!!! I know what you are thinking, "How can this be?" or, "That's impossible!", but its true.Actually, its not K'nex, its Lego-ah-wait a sec! These guns are uber real and eject shells (yes, they actually fire [poorly *25 ft*]) Although the instructions are sparse, if you look for them (e.g. on the aforementioned Thomas Cooper page) you will find them, and boy is it worth it.Without further ado, the link (actually TC's page)http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/4182WARNING! THESE GUNS TAKE A LOT OF LEGOS, so be prepared for a long build and (if you dont have a lot, lot of Legos [yes, that was intended]) a lot of scrounging for pieces.So, I hope you enjoy these guns, but dont get mad at me if the instructions aren't extremely clear (I'm not even a member of MOC pages)(sorry, no pics)

Topic by ILIKEPIE333   |  last reply


tiny addressable components

Hello everyone, I've got a question and am hoping someone can point me to the right places to figure this out. I am an avid r/c tinkerer. A question I have though, is: Is it possible to take your standard r/c servo, and install something into it to make it addressable? Why I want to do this is that I want to be able to control things from my handheld radio system beyond the 6/7 channel systems I have now, but not have to buy a radio system that will cost upwards of a thousand dollars to do more with it. I know, it will probably be easier to buy the uber-radio and just shell out the cash...I'd rather learn how to create something like this myself and learn some more electronic gadgeteering along the way :) I don't even know if thats the right approach, so, if you have ideas on this I am all ears and would love to hear from you. Thanks so much for reading this and I am quite looking forward to hearing some ideas! :) -Mike

Topic by Ravenseye   |  last reply


Need some advice in connecting/powering a bunch of Laser diodes.

I have 25 Laser Diodes that I want to connect up together & test out. They were all supposed to be: 650nm, 5mW, 5V, but in the small box they came with, there was a thank you letter, which listed them as 2 - 5 mW. They were pretty cheap & it wouldn't really be worth my while to return them so am gonna have a go. Since I know he-haw about electronics I was hoping for some advice to get me going! 1) How do I connect them all up together (they all have 1 blue & 1 red wire each, I'm thinking all blue together & all red together)? 2) I'm looking to run them off batteries (AA, AAA, 9V etc), so how many would I need to get it running properly as I don't want to burn the diodes out or anything like that? I know this will probably be an uber easy question to anyone with a hint of electrical experience, but I figured this is probably the best place to ask for advice. Cheers, Jonny.

Topic by mastini   |  last reply


The Bravery of Being Out of Range: A Technological Revolution

The 18th century gave us the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Purpose-built factories for the new industries such as iron and textiles. New and improved methods of transportation, communication and production. It changed the way people lived / worked and it created / inspired a lot of what we still see and use today. This revolution had its negatives too. Jobs were lost to the industrial machines that did it better and faster, the poor and the working classes often had to endure grim living and working conditions. The black gold mined from underground, fuelled our thirst for advancement. Now in the 21st century, we are in the midst of the Technological Revolution. Ubers, drone deliveries, driverless cars and trucks, AI, Google, Facebook, Amazon Alexa, unmanned military vehicles, war by remote control and the bravery of being out of range. The drones, AI, robots and automation may not only take away our jobs, but potentially the need to leave the house or to have any real-world face to face interactions. They could re-define our lives, for better or for worse. Are you fearful? Wary? Or do you embrace the changes going on all around us?

Topic by ThirdEarthDesign   |  last reply


Huge problem involving invincible materials

Ok I'm making a few projects and the cutoff for one of them (the bottom end of a bullet shell casing) is a perfect piece in the puzzle for another, i need a hole drill through it, so I got the drill of doom out and the apparent uber go through anything drill bits and the metal ones, I went to drill in to the bottom of this using the firing pin impression as a starter guide (it was dead centre) And at first I thought this was all going smoothly, and as I spun the drill up to full speed there was plenty of metal shavings coming out, I stopped for a look because a bit of distance had went by and there was a tiny dent in the subject, the drill bit however was noticeably shorter than before... the same bits as the ones we use for drilling out flint tubes in antique lighters, they're tough (it was bigger bit in this case but same type) so I tried the bog standard metal work bit it made no difference to the hole and was shredded away similarly. First of all what the hell is that striker made of and second of all what the hell drill bit can get through it, I knew they were tough, I couldn't be assed cutting one with just a hacksaw blade so i did it with the drill as a lathe...

Topic by killerjackalope   |  last reply


Can i use all-thread as an axle for pulleys and gears? Answered

I recently used all thread to make an axle for two casters and wheels so that i could adjust how loose or tight the sides of the caster rubbed on the wheels. i made the casters and my dad attached them to the pre-made base that he had made earlier, looking back i probably should have helped out and made an instructable along the way... anyways the method that i used to put the wheels onto the axle made me wonder if i could easily use the same method to put a pulley or a gear onto all thread. the idea is that i would simply put a nut, then a lock nut, then a washer, then the pulley, then a washer, then a lock nut, then a nut and i would tighten the holy bejeezer's out of it until it was firm and steady, the friction of the washer would transfer power through the lock nut to the all thread. would this work? even as a proof of concept? i want to avoid ordering anything off the internet so if anyone knows where to get actual pulley and gear axles here in upstate new york that would be beyond great! also as a side note, i'm thinking about using a hole drilled into a flat piece of steel or even some uber hard wood that's been sitting around collecting dust and sawdust to use as support for the axle, it'd act as a kind of bushing/bearing type deal. the idea is that i would keep it working by simply putting two nuts together on either side of the hole on the all thread and tighten them together until they locked.

Question by waldosan   |  last reply


In search of LED 101

First of all, let me apologize if the questions to follow seem stupid in any way, and that those stupid questions have been covered somewhere else. I am trying to learn a few basics in the LED world, and to most people here, I would be classified in the "uber-uneducated" category. My first question is about timers. I have seen many topics covering "flash rate this" and "blinking sequence that". Are timers (555? PIC? etc) pre-programmed pieces, so that when you install (correctly), they go about their merry functions, or is there something I need to know otherwise? I have seen tuts about POV which I believe is something that needs programming (obviously for designs), but where/how do I obtain the knowledge and/or equipment to perform such tasks (PC program, the little thing to hook it up to PC, etc)? I have seen consumer items with "variable" blink/flash patterns, like 5, 3, 2, 4, then it repeats. Is this the same, or....? (perfect example would be those like flashing LED police/fire/ems lights) Can flashing/blining be obtained by adding simple transistors (is that the piece im describing?) in the sequence? Another question I have is about the LED specifications in general. When I see LED's offered for sale in places like eBay, or where ever, I see listings for XXX mcd. Am I correct in assuming that this is the so called "brightness" of the item? I want to build projects that have high visibility, but not at the cost of an arm for some of the items I have seen for the higher rated XX,XXX mcd. These are just a couple of many questions I have, and there are so many great projects here, any help in LED 101 would be greatly appreciated. I have learned alot already, I just need a few basic pointers. Thank you for letting me waste your time :)

Topic by bullard   |  last reply


Rotating Powered Display for GEEK swag

OK, Ill admit it, I'm a nerd.  I'm a Star Wars fan, and I got a new den that I want to geek out. I have a museum-quality X-wing fighter that I want to display on a counter top (&&&).  The piece has a display base, and a acrylic post that the model sits on - and through which three wires go up into the model and illuminates the outer engines, and numerous cockpit fiber-optic display bits.  It is uber-cool to look at in the dark. 8-) But I want to fab a custom display base that ROTATES so the model does a slow 360 revolution over, say, a minute or so.  But I also want to KEEP the lights. So, my puzzle is this.. How can I fab POWER RINGS, so that my model can display its lights as it revolves? -Or- Is there any way I can hack some kind of cheapo commercial wireless power conduction thing, so that I dont really NEED hard wires at all.  I can rig some rechargeable battery pack onto the rotating display base, and something that transmits the power on the table-top base (that doesnt rotate).  To be clear, the motor that does the rotation OF the base I can wire directly to the wall, But for the LEDs built into the model, I figure I need maybe 40mW of DC power that I want transferred to the batteries on the top to juice the model while turned on. I get this idea from my Wii wireless controller recharger.  I only have to put the controllers onto a special plate plugged in to the wall when not being used, and they recharge.  With this, SOMEHOW, power is getting to the batteries in the charger *without* being directly wired to the charging adapter. Anyway, since everyone on this site is a genius, I know the can give me an idea or two. HELP ME GET MY GEEK ON. -Dave &&& If you're interested, it's the eFX Collectibles RED FIVE X-Wing Studio Scale model,

Topic by Clone_Wolf 


Hommade quad tape deck

I love quad as an audio format. I've been recording in quad a lot recently on my tape multitracker. It uses regular cassette tape, and the regular track widths, but uses all four at once instead of two each way. Trouble is, it only has stereo mixdown, and it records at twice speed, so I would need to modify any potential quad tape deck that I build to play at twice normal speed. I've figured out a way to use a 4-part RCA signal, if ran to two stereo amps, to get quad sound to my speakers. Therefore, I would need to modify my homebrew quad tape deck to have 4-part RCA out. I'm still a little fuzzy on the particulars of that. In order to read all four tracks, I'm considering just taking two stereo heads and putting them next to each other, but due to width constraints, that would probably mean being unable to sync their output, let alone record anything. I suppose I could yank the quad head out of a junk Tascam, but good luck finding a junk Tascam! Any ideas on solving this issue? Perhaps work in an output lag somehow on the forward head's output so that they are synced again? One idea that I have, if I can get the outputs synced, is to just pull the head out of one tape deck and make the wires long enough that I can install it in the other deck, still attached to its own electronics, though. Then there would be four RCA jacks out (two from eah machine) and it would require the minimum amount of hacking things up. Then I'd connect the two cases in to uber case (duct tape, porbably), and go on my merry four-channel way. Anyway, is anybody else a fan of this format, and have you thought about making a quad tape deck? If someone has ever ripped up analog tape decks (or knows the nitty-girtty of how they work), please don't hesitate to give some input to this project!

Topic by Rishnai   |  last reply