If someone froze trailer tail lights in an ice wall... turned them on...
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Looking at the new QR code stencil suffering from islands of black and white i wondered if you can screenprint on the go. or even on a wall... I think i might be wrong because ppl probably would have done this before, but please explain why i'm wrong. or if i have a great idea
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Hi everyone! I am not a tech .. I am just a girl who loves to create odd things and gets really excited about making cool freaky lights in my house. I would like to find an inexpensive way to build a bubble light wall.. like make it big and part of the wall itself. I have some concept of what I need to do already, but am perplexed at how to build the tank itself .. like an 1nch or so deep .. but if anyone has any good ideas for this I would really love to hear them. also... would it be better to use panels or one large tank .. or if there is anything premade that i could convert into this. Thanks =)
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We have just bought an old house and there are stips on the ceiling and walls. Are the strips just covering the joins of the boards and if so, are they able to be removed and the gaps sealed?
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This wall with stretchy storage is called the Pocket Wall and it was created by Polish Designer Maja Ganszyniec. Not happy with just putting stuff in piles on the floor or, you know, regular shelving? Start bulging the walls with your gear! Your Wall Becomes Storage With Pocket Wall
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Building a natural stone wall~~~ I am building a natural stone wall behind my house, it will need to have a gradual slope to it , sloping from right to left, from a height of approx. 2 n 1/2 ' going down to apprx. 1 ' The length being approx. 30 '. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to do this?
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I need to replace a ceiling and wall in an rv. I do not want to use same material that is in it. I need it to be inexpensive. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Also, any idea for the flooring? I am in a beach area so no carpet. I want it to be unique.
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Hi I want to stand on in front of the wall and start drilling.. But before this I want to know that, how is possible to know the exact position of perforation of the other side of the wall. And please explain completely since I'm amateur! Wall Specification: Somewhere in the middle of the wall metals has passed. Wall diameter: 50cm Wall gender: cement and stone Acceptable amount of errors: 5cm
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The wall of death is a large cylinder with a banked floor that allows motorcycle daredevils to ride on the walls. These guys wanted their own and with a spare field, 850 pallets, and some plywood they did it.Check out the video to see the build process and an example of what can go wrong while riding in it.via Make blog
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Right, I need some help... My bedroom is really small so I want a way of having my longboard mounted on the wall to save on some floor space, the only issue is that I need a way of having it hanging vertically on the wall but i would like it so I can see the paint job on the bottom of it and so the wheels don't marl my wall. Any ideas or suggestions? thanks
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17x 25 ft room-8 ft interior wall-taking out only 3 feet of it--can I attach support beams from the joist to the rafters in the attic to help supprt the span or do I need to do a header
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We bought a house last year that had some water damage on the cellar walls. Last summer I redid the drainage around the house as I suspected that that was the reason for the damage. I am now setting out to repair the inside damage. I should not that I noticed no damage to the outside walls while redoing the drainage. The inside wall damage consists of 'blistering' and loose light cement/plaster. The cinder blocks seem to be fine and I have not found mold. I have scraped away the loose stuff and will now patch the holes. I have been told to use a polymer-based household cement but would like to ask the instructable community for advice. I basically have to resurface parts fo the walls and patch a few deep holes. How should I do this? Thank you.
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Right so i cleaned off my white walls last night with some lava soap and purple power cleaner degreaser and scrub brush but i noticed they have a light browning effect not sure if that UV damage or some other type of oxidation. ive checked around the interwebs and the only things i can come up with are island girl sea glow, bleche white and brillo pads with magic erasers am i stuck with the yellow?? ive only had these white walls since agust
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The pilot light will not stay lit? i have replaced the "generator " which is what they call it rather then a thermo coupler . wondering if i should pull the gas valve ? I'm not exactly sure on how the generator keeps the pilot gas on? anyone have any ideas?
Question by george.stevens.52035 | last reply
Hi all, I would like to make a video panel that would take up a big portion of the wall in my house. I would like to output various visualization on to it, so it needs to be connected to a computer. Something similair to advertisment panels you see here and there; or store displays. What would be the cheapest way to achieve that? Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Hi, I have a wall-wart that is working but I'm having some problems with it. It coverts 220AC to 10VDC with 1,3A current. I've been using it mainly to power up 8cm PC fans. Recently I opened it up and saw that below the diodes,board has turned black and it seems fried, that can be from excessive heat generated by diodes, and part of the transformer that was facing this diodes is melted (as you can see in pictures). I think diodes are 1n4005. 1- my first questions is, why these diodes got this hot ? should I change them with diodes that can pass more current? I have RL205 will that work? 2- I've read somewhere that after rectifier bridge, if capacitor's capacity is high, it will put pressure on diodes and transformer, is this true ? or we can use any high capacitor we can find ? 3- Is there a law by which we figure out how high our capacitor should be after rectifier bridge in wall-warts ? for example If I had a wall-wart with 1000mF capacitor, can I change it to 2200mF ? 4- I am going to use this wall-wart to power up a 7805 regulator, so that I can feed a lithium-ion battery charger module (4056). This module uses 1A. should I put a high value capacitor like 470mF or more, at regulator's input, or is it unnecessary cause of my wall-wart having a high capacitor ? 5- Are they any ways that I can improve this wall-wart ? like if I keep the transformer cool ,when it;s under load ...maybe add another capacitor ... ?
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I would like to make a fountain that about 2 ft wide and would be almost ceiling height. I saw one on a web site for over 36,0000. which I could never afford in my lifetime if I want to continue to eat. It looks like it is raining behind a glass or clear plastic wall. I have seen them with glass bead inbeded into something and then water washes over them. How would I do something like this ? Thank you Karen
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So maybe I just watched too many movies as a kid, but I thought this would be a neat wall display to have. It's based on those old shoot-em-up movies where the main guy would go to the giant room of guns in the fancy displays, expect this wouldn't be for guns (though that would be cool). I remember one movie where some pistols were on a display on the wall, and when the guy pressed a button the display moved out to a 45 degree angle. That's basically what I want to do. Not sure if I could really explain it, so I tried my best to draw my idea so far. There would be a base that's connected to a wall that doesn't move and the display which would move. The top of the display would be attached to slots in the top of base and could move up and down. The bottom of the base would be attached to the middle of the display and would push the display out. Sorry if I'm not making sense, can't find a good way to explain it. I don't know enough about electric motors and controllers to make this or it would be my first instructable, so if someone else wants to make it, please let me know how it's done. This would be fun to see in action. Cheers!
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Hey everyone!THe artist Erwin Redl is very well known for his "LED Matrix Wall" http://www.acegallery.net/artistmenu.php?Artist=20#I went to go see it this weekend, and I wanted to know how it was done, sadly noone there knew :'(So Im passing it on to Instructables! Help a newb create a wonder in his room!Now i dont get how it is set up at ALLi always thought the bottom needed to be connected to a negative...can ANYONE help describe how this works, as you can see the bottom of the line, is a weight.im so confused!Im just trying to power as many LEDS as possible, and this seemed like a better way then my drawing with a white background...
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I have an NCE cx12v500 direct plug in class 2 transformer in the form of a wall wart. I accepts the USA standard of 120 vAC in, at 60 Hz, and outputs 12 vdc @ 0.5 A. I thought this was the recharging unit for my portable drill, and so I plugged it in. After a few hours of charging, the drill moved but was sluggish. I unplugged it, and when I tested the output, it had dropped to around 1 - 1.3 vdc. I can't seem to find a way into the unit either (molded plastic) without sledge hammer or hacksaw usage coming to mind. Did I fry this one I think I did, but I am looking for a possible, no and solution from someone :-) Aaaargh ! I took it apart finally sawed a notch in it and pried it open... and there was #1: NO regulator *sigh*, and #2: NO fuse of ANY kind, and #3: just a tiny board with a 1,000 uF cap on it and 4 diodes (bridge configuration).....one by one I took components off and tested them with my VOMM and sure enough, all the components were good. Then I tested the transformer......and both sides should have tested closed or short, but one side (output) tested OPEN. *sigh* It fried the transformer ! :-(
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Hey guys, I have been thinking up ideas all night for wind power. I've been messing around with a decent dc motor I found in a printer, but I'll have to wait till tommorow to make some kind of proper blades for it. I however, have an interesting idea. I was thinking of using just one case fan by itself to generate power (see video below). But then I got to thinking, what if I made a wall of case fans in my back yard? and wired them all up in parallel or something. I measured the output of one case fan I have here and at most I could get was 0.100v DC turning it by hand as fast as I could. I come along so many case fans and throw them out all the time, so why not re-use them?? I'm not sure winter time would be the best time to put something like that out, but I think it would work.
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There are patches of that verdant velvet known as moss all around my neighborhood and I'd like to propagate some of it indoors. I was wondering if I could make some kind of wall hanging on which to grow moss. Here are some of the ideas I've brainstormed without a lot of details because I haven't got them. That's what I need you for. Please respond with your suggestions. 1. Cover a frame (I have one that I took a canvas off of) with pond liner (or waterproof roofing paper if I don't have to buy a lot of it), laying channels of organic peat or coir fiber (coconut peat) on top of it and laying a mixture of cheap driveway sealant and the same peat on top of that (with just enough sealant to hold it together, with one end of the channels exposed for watering. 2. Some kind of hypertufa wall hanging that is waterproof on the back with hollow channels inside for watering. I'm not too keen on this idea as making hypertufa seems like a long and difficult process, what with all the drying and curing. Also cement isn't very environmentally-friendly. 3. Some rocks, peat, coir, mulch or some combination thereof sandwiched between a layer of wire mesh and some kind of hard waterproof (or waterproofed) backing. I could start this out horizontally if need be so the moss would help to hold it in.
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Can anyone shed some light on how this is built ? It looks like 2 8ftx4ft plywood panels sandwiched together with some 2x4s and a hinge on the back. I am trying to find out how to sandwich the sheets together so it looks seamless like the image below. Thanks in advance. http://www.wwd.com/images/processed/wwd/2009/07/20/landscape/01-large/fs_cdg_black.jpg
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I love mastic, it's affordable at 3 Gallons for $34.00. It has a consistency like cream cheese or frosting, dries rock hard and is easy to clean up and work with. So... could I use it as a wall texturing compound? Thanks for any clues -foo
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I have one wall completely done with those tiles. (house was bought that way) Can they be removed without too much damage to the drywall behind them? How? And also, without too much damage to myself!?? It would be great if there were any good ideas for reusing the mirror tiles. There are quite a few of them. Crafts,or anything!? Please Help Me!! Thanks!
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hello all i have a interesting conundrum i love my hammock (ENO single nest) and want to use it all the time inside but i have a couple of problems 1. my room is tiny and not big enough for a hammock stand and other necessary furniture and 2. i am unable to put any form of hole in my walls so i therefore turn to you instructables community as my last hope thanks, fidgety
Question by fidgety2 | last reply
I bought a house with a roofed area in the back yard. There is a concrete slab (approx 10X20), and a metal roof about 12-15 ft high. The roof only covers half of the slab, and I plan to put a small prefab metal shed where the slab extends. I'd like to use the roofed area as a pseudo-workshop, but because the roof is so high, rain blows under pretty easy. In a perfect world, I'd extend the roof and wall in the whole thing, but I ain't rollin' in money like that, so a shed for storage, and a dry work area is good enough. My question is whether or not its feasible to hang tarps as "walls." I know it won't be super permanent, but I'd like them to last a reasonable amount of time. I was thinking of securing them on the four posts by sandwiching them with 1" x 4"s, because I don't trust grommits and twine to hold in wind. What kind of tarps and hanging methods would be ideal for this, or would there be a better alternative I haven't thought of?
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Am looking to build a green wall/living wall where plants grow and there is a self watering system.
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So these walls have a sheet of wood on them, as in, original wall --> then sheet of wood, painted. Can a stud finder still work with this wall setup? I dont want to start drilling and end up electrecuting myself and or ripping the walls up with too much weight. I plan on doing the hungarian shelfs.
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