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I want to build a device (in any type of housing) that if I trigger a motion/light sensor, it will play a piece of audio that I recorded. How can I go about doing this or would someone have a tutorial that I might be able to follow? Thanks.

Topic by ThePanda    |  last reply



Seeking advice

I want to make a homemade water pump any ideas or plans out there??

Topic by meddler    |  last reply


Advice please

Okay i'm gonna do a couple of things i don't do often: 1)i posting a forum 2)the real point of this forum, i need advice. okay this is what i need advice about There is a girl at school whom i kinda like. i don't get often to talk to her. but i have her as a friend on facebook. only time i have hung out with her is at lunch our lunch table, which had a half a bazillion people at it sometimes. other times it was just a few of us and we never really talked then, a little but not much. advice please?

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advice on what these are

I have 6 of the silver ones and 1 of the gold but i cant work out what they are anyone have any advice as google is not helping gold  -  Ancom 741 silver -  rc 743 d ray 7231 also i have found little black ones with 4 legs on each side with 7244  sn72741p thanks for any advice you can offer 

Topic by aafit    |  last reply


Investment advice?

Hello I am a 15 year old kid with 600$ and i want to invest in some stocks. How do I start and what are some tips? 

Question by Sean_Voodoo    |  last reply


Birthday Advice!!

Well...I'm in quite a predicament...a good one to be in, mind you. My birthday is coming up, and I'm trying to decide what to ask my parents for. So, what is your opinion? 1. Nintendo Wii 2. Ipod (probably nano) thanks

Topic by Weissensteinburg    |  last reply


Need advice...

I have a pvc bar made from 1 1/2" pvc schedule 40. the longest vertical pieces are 18" or less...I have a fishtank on it a 1/4 full and having 2nd thoughts.. Any guesses,estimates,educated insight on whether this will hold 0hh 450-475lbs ie 50gallon tank minimal gravel and deco plus fish lights etc...I'm still elaning towards I think so but i have a lot of electronics in the same room right now i dont need soaked.... And obviously I'm not holding anyone accountable for their opinion...

Question by needadvice  


Hydroponics Advice

I'm interested in starting up a little NFT hydroponics system. I just want to grow some stuff like lettuce and cucumbers, etc. Living in Florida, is my timing really bad (is now a bad time to start)? Also, with hydroponics and veggies, after a harvest, do I need to replant, or will the plants simply continue to grow? (I'm new to plants, if you can't tell) Also - where can I find supplies like an inexpensive pump, expanded clay balls, and nutrients? Any other advice that you think I might need would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Advice Please

Hello there!  I have been pondering an idea for awhile and I wish to pursue it.  I want to take a baby toy, preferably a stuffed animal, and have it read the baby's temperature, or maybe take its pulse.  This is all I have in mind, and would wish for any ideas on how to do this from you guys/gals!  Please comment if you have any ideas on how I could do this. Thanks, ThatGuy9080

Topic by ThatGuy9080    |  last reply


LED advice

I'm trying to source some LEDs, preferably from a supplier in the UK I'm going to mount them on a power kite, so they need to be bright as possible, ideally with a wide viewing angle and low forward voltage - to keep the weight of power supply down. Also, I'm considering options of mounting LEDs in clusters or using a small diffuser (like a ping pong ball, but smaller) to achieve a 360deg viewing angle. Any suggested products or ingenious solutions would be welcome

Question by davidhw  


Shop Advice

I always wanted to open my own candy/bakery place where people can come sit read what have you. I am just a little concerned on how to start it up I have all the paper work just now that I finally scrimped and saved I am finding myself wondering if now is a good time, and if so how do I get the name out there for the general public plus I wanted to start selling on the internet too. any suggestions?

Question by someonesfuturewifey    |  last reply


Headphone advice

My old Sony headphones broke after 2 years of use (they were cheep and on sale), so I've been using the head phones that came with my Ipod for about a week and they work fine when im walking or sitting but I cant run or move around with out them falling which is a real pain in the A$$. So I need advice on which headphones to get. I have a budget of 10-30 dollars (not including tax) and it has to be from best buy (i have a $30 gift card). I'd like to get ear bud, clip ear bud, or canal bud style headphones I have found 2 pairs that i like: Philips Virtual Surround Sound & Philips Ear Bud Headphones & the JVC Marshmallo earbud that True_geek recomended Please let me know if what i might get is total crap.

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Advice on microcontrollers

Hey everyone. Long-time member of the site, but just now starting to get into microcontrollers. Looking for some help on choosing a good, easy line of microcontrollers/programmer (easy to use without sacrificing too much function) which would be good for someone new to microcontrollers. Would the ATTiny line of microcontrollers be any good, or would pic be better? Oh, I'm also a university student so cost of the microcontroller/programmer is something I'd like to keep low (if possible). Thanks to anyone who might be able to help me. Either respond here or send me a private message ... Thanks again :)

Topic by Murf    |  last reply


Career Advice? Answered

I'm about to finish highschool, and hopefully head off to uni However, I still am a little unsure on my career path, which I think I need to be to choose a course for uni Originally, I wanted to become a mechatronic engineer, and I was hoping that by the time I got out, it would not be so new and unfamiliar an occupation. However, I dunno if that is gonna happen.... So instead, now I'm thinking about whether I should try to become an electronic engineer for something like a section of the Australian Defence Force... I'm just looking for a path that will later on help me get a stable job, with enough money to live comfortably (i.e get a house/car). I don't really want to waste my time on a degree that will not be worth the work put in, however. What do you think?

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LED advice

So, i'm a pretty avid fan of our local roller derby team (HKRG BABY!), and i belong to a group of super fans who focus on doing a lot of weird crafting and costuming and other such insantiy for the bouts. so, i'm wanting to make some pretty fancy signs for next year's derby season that will  light up. i've got some plans to use some EL wire/tape and the accompanying equipment but i've also got some other sign plans that would probably be cheaper/easier to make using LEDs instead. so, basic premise is to have a sign that would be able to light up some cut out letters separately and sequentially. i know how to make the sign itself so that's not the issue, what i need is a method to cheaply and easily make the letters light up in sequence. so it's a 3 letter sequence (let's use D O A as an example) that progresses at the normal speed that you would imagine a large group of people chanting a 3 letter call sign to go. so the D would lights up for a second or two, one-two second pause, O lights up for a second or two, one or two second pause, then the A for a second or two, lather rinse repeat. i'm imagining that each group of LEDs for each letter would be wired in series, then each group would be wired to whatever circuit would be needed to make the lights cycle. i'm not sure exactly how many leds will be needed per letter, but maybe between 10-20 of them per segment? i'm going to have several of these types of signs (all 3 syllable chants) so i'd like it to be something that's easy to repeat and not terribly expensive (i'm a derby nut, but there is a line where cost kind of gets stupid)

Topic by crapflinger    |  last reply


Giving out advice!!

Hey I just wanted to post on this thread IF anybody wants some personal advice please feel free to PM or join my group! Thanks! My group: https://www.instructables.com/group/ATgroup/

Topic by SupremeAT  


Advice for building a blower

I need build a blower that will shoot potato chips up in the air from underneath a table. I need to create a shower of chips for a video and it needs to burst continuously from a 4-6 inch hole in a table. I was thinking of using a shop vac and reverse the hose.  But what would the best way to feed the chips in? I would appreciate any advice if you have done something like this. Mel

Topic by mazelady    |  last reply


soldering iron advice.

It has become apparent in my that a soldering iron is my next necessary resource/skill. Wondering what I am looking for in a good one, or any tips on what other people use. The use will be arduino circuit building. thanks  

Topic by stupidityisanart    |  last reply


Need advice/ guideance

During those few delightful days I get hellish moodswings and also get migrain-like headaches. I read somewere that there are either herbs or teas that can help. If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate it. 

Topic by Mirime    |  last reply


Soldering Iron advice?

Hello, I'm shopping for a new soldering iron and I was hoping for some advice or recommendations. I'm a professional auto tech, and do plenty of soldering there, but I'm getting back into electronics stuff for a hobby. My butane iron is fine for work, but I need a better iron for boards and the like.  Do you think its too early to get a temp control iron? Would a nice stand alone iron suffice for now? I'm not afraid to spend some money on a nice station but $100 is around the max I could budget now. My tool guy at work deals with Weller, so that would be convenient for a tad pricier set up. I'm greatful for any advice or help, and hope to have a project on here soon. Thank you

Topic by Mrlzeppelin    |  last reply


I need advice

Hi guys/ girls i need advice because i like this girl that is in 6 th grade and i am in 5 th grade im 11.This girl is awsome we have a lot of things in common i talk with her a lot i mesage with her and i think she likes me but im not really shure she likes me so i am afraid i f i ask her out and she says no it will ruin our friendship so what should i do?

Question by emilasaf88    |  last reply


Video camera advice?

So, I've been using my ancient camera to film craft videos for a while now, but I'm hoping to invest in something better - but I'm not sure what. I was hoping to invest in a DSLR that shoots video, but since my budget is pretty tight, I'm thinking of cutting my losses and getting a low-end camcorder. Does anyone have any advice for me in this regard? I'm hoping to get something in the region of $200 or less (student budgets are tough), but that films good quality video of relatively small things, such as small DIY projects. A local tech store has the Canon LEGRIA HF-R36 on special, so I was thinking of trying that, but I don't really want to rush into this.

Question by LD_P    |  last reply


Laser Cutter Advice

Hi all, I am looking at buying a 2nd hand Versalaser VL-200 laser cutter. It has the air filter base. The unit was made in 2006. I do not know much about these things yet. Can anyone offer any thoughts, opinions or pearls of wisdom before I spend lots of my hard earned cash? Thanks in advance, Wayne.

Topic by waynevanwijk    |  last reply


Advice on a wood project

I am looking for some innovative ideas along the lines of the normal Mail sorter / holder / bill organizer. But I need to have it more efficient than a 3 slot wooden bin hung on the wall or sat on the table. All ideas will be considered....this is a home use project so I can get my financial life back in some kind of symmetry, or more organized at least. What we have now:

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Sewing machine advice?

I'm looking for a sewing machine. I'm not advanced or anything, but I'm familiar and comfortable sewing. I have a somewhat limited budget, let's say $200 max, and I don't need anything fancy. Basically, I'm looking for a basic, easy to use, relatively inexpensive sewing machine. I'm planning to make pretty basic clothes, bags, etc. It would be a great help to have some sense of what models would best meet my needs (new or used). Thanks!!

Question by isbltchi    |  last reply


Need Some Advice

Hello everyone, Figured i'd introduce myself in the form of a whiny, nooby topic. Guys, I have to say, I came to this site out of boredom, but having looked over some of the stuff you guys make, some of it is beautiful. I'm only 18, and i've grown up in a very fast-paced modern world.  I have no idea where to even start when it comes to things like this, my expertise is in computers, and Facebook, which blows. I saw some of Steampunkworkshop's work, and I would love to have a go at making a few little things for myself, but I have no idea on what I would need to buy. My level of knowledge in this field is zero, I have a soldering iron, and a VERY basic set of tools (hammers, screwdrivers etc.) If someone could link me to some useful posts, or if someone could drop a few bits of advice for me, in fact, if the mood took you, i'd be quite happy to have some of you guys as a mentor. Anyway, let me know what you think, it's all much appreciated. Glad to be a part of the community, hopefully i'll be getting to know a few of you. Thanks, Lewis

Topic by Lewisrc    |  last reply


Any advice for a packrat?

Step 1: Admit you have a problem.Yep, I have way too much junk.Books, magazines, old computers (some really old), salvaged stuff, furniture we didn't use after a remodeling, tools, parts saved for 'future projects,' camping stuff (how many backpacks do I really need?), old skis, clothing, etc.It's getting bad. Last week I bought a new airbrush, 'cause I couldn't find the other two I already own. And that's certainly not the first tool that's a duplicate.Both our parents (the wife's and my) were the same. My sister and brother-in-law get rid of everything to cope. But they over-compensate-- there's hardly a book or a magazine in their home (so spotless it's creepy.)Any advice? Any former 'packrats?' If so, how did you "get clean?"

Topic by gmoon    |  last reply


Tablet buying advice?

I am planning on getting a tablet on EBAY I was wondering what people thought of this idea. The reason for this is that my MP3 player that I use a lot is dying. Also, I would like toplay around with a tablet and see what they are like. I was hopng to get a slightly older new or used tablet on EBAY. I don't want to pay any more then maybe 25 or 30 dollars. I know that sounds kind of low for a tablet, but I have seen some go for very low on EBAY. Thanks for any sugestions.

Question by nurdee1    |  last reply


advice about timer?

I need cheap small timer to use in my device ( voltage protector) to use in control of warranty of 3 months, this timer will connect to led and when the time is finish (3 month of real working) the led will off, this timer should calculate the time of electricity working only ( if electricity cut off the timer not calculate the time when there is no electricity)  the timer continue calculate the time of working only is case of electricity is exist. when the total time of electricity on (exist) reach 3 months the timer will cut off the power on the led so will turn off the led

Question by rubellamarket    |  last reply


Arc Welding Advice?

My father-in-law just gave me this 295 amp arc welding rig (he's forbidden to use it anymore--pacemaker.) It's complete with mask, rods, etc. I've never welded before, and have a couple questions:-- Any good books or tutorials to recommend?-- I live in an older home (1930s), which has bus fuses and certainly can't supply 295 amps without burning out (or down.)Should I get a separate service installed for the garage? Is it expensive? I've looked on the power company website, and it's typical superficial information for the average customer...

Topic by gmoon    |  last reply


Cake shaping advice?

This year I've started trying to make more advanced cakes and was wondering how other people shape their cakes?  I know there's the basic way of cutting(for example into flat heart shapes and such) but for the more 3D detailed cakes what's the way to do it? Is it the same way?  I thought perhaps its possible to use a similar techinque that's used for some cake pops, where you mix in a semi sweet icing or thickener into cake to create a dough like texture for moulding but would that be to pastey and not cake like enough? I really want to try shaped cakes but I haven't known how, so if anyone could help it would be very much appreciated! Thank you! 

Question by RandomAussieGirl    |  last reply


Advice on microcontroller selection

Hello I am a newbie to the world of microcontrollers and would be really grateful for some advice about choosing one. Basically, I’m doing a final year university engineering project that requires an MCU to take a number of analogue inputs, do some processing, and spit out an analogue output that will drive a loudspeaker. My supervisor has recommended looking at the Philips LPC2148 and associated development kits (http://www.olimex.com/dev/lpc-h2148.html) because it is cheap and looks able to fulfil the following requirements: I/O – three analogue inputs (so 3 ADCs), 3 digital inputs (two servos and a bus for programming the controller), and one analogue output (requiring a DAC either built into the development board, or one I could connect on an add-on board) Speed – a program size of about 500 floating pt operations, processing samples at a rate of up to 400/second, hence of the order 200,000 floating pt operations per second. I think the LPC2148 uses fixed pt arithmetic so would need to perform the equivalent of this in fixed pt. Support – in place debugging support would be desirable; ability to be run on Windows; overall hardware and software cost of £100 or less. Does this chip and its development tools look up to the job? If not, would you recommend an alternative? Are there any other major criteria I’m neglecting in the process of selecting a MCU? Many thanks, Sam

Topic by samtheengineer    |  last reply


Advice for a buzzer element

Hello I am developing a small device which requires  a sound alarming. The idea of the device is to be attached to your phone for example and if you wonder where your phone is, the device will turn on the sound alarming in order to give you information for its location. So, I am searching for a buzzer element which: - consumes up to 3.6 V; - is small (diameter up to 20 - 25 mm) and thin of course; I decided to use a buzzer element similar to this one http://www.digikey.co.uk/product-detail/en/CEB-20D64/102-1126-ND/412385 but I am not sure if it will do the job. I am concerned about something else, I have a buzzer at home which produces sound of high frequency and when you close your eyes it is absolutely impossible to find out where the sound comes from. Can somebody help me, please? Thanks a lot!!!

Topic by paveltashev    |  last reply


A Bit of Circuitry Advice!

Hey all! Me again :D.  So I was messing around with my electronics and decided to make a pulse sensor, but I ran into a couple of problems along the way! My project is based off of this, http://makezine.com/projects/ir-pulse-sensor/, but I didn't have a LM324, so I was trying a workaround.  So grabbing my infrared light detector, and new multimeter, hooked my IR sensor up between 5V and and A0 and a 10k resistor from A0 to GND, just like with a light sensor, but obviously, it wasn't sensitive enough, so I kicked it up notch. Since I didn't have the specific amplifier that MAKE used I decided to use what I had, which was a LM358. After visiting the datasheet and finding a schematic, I came up with this circuit (image below). Now it's not sensitive enough yet to measure pulses. The circuit from MAKE makes use of the the 2 of 4 internal op amps in the LM324, and I thought I could make the same circuit on my LM358, since it had two op amps inside of it. So basically, replacing the LM324 int the circuit with a LM358.  The image below is a circuit I made up using just one of the LM358's op amps. Tonight I will try to use both just like in the MAKE circuit.  If you guys could just give me a few pointers and set me on the right track that would be great, or if I even need two amplifiers! Why can't I just make the first one more powerful?  And the capacitor between the - and the output varies. I'm still trying out different caps. The 0.1uf is too much, so I'm experimenting.  Thanks!

Topic by HavocRC    |  last reply


Advice on A centrifugal pump.

Hello, I recently was given a pet from a friend and after doing some research on what the little guy needs I came to the understanding that the current enclosure he is in is inadequate for his needs. Therefore, I wanted to save up some cash to get him the right size tank set up that I know he deserves. In the meantime though, I have plenty of things laying around the house that I feel could render him a more comfortable habitat till that investment goes through. After more research on the matter, I came to find that for most household aquariums, the bulk of the work falls on your filtration system. That being said, I wanted to go for a Wet / Dry Sump Filter setup as it would be  the most easiest system to setup at home with the various resources laying about. Unfortunately while gravity will be doing the work of siphoning the water from the tank down to the Wet / Dry Filter Media, it will not be moving it back up to the tank. For that I concluded there was no escaping the need of a pump in some shape or form to move that cleaner water back into the tank. From what I read the pump will pretty much determine how big I can make his tank.  So this brings me to my current dilemma. Presented with various motors around the house, I went for the biggest I could find (* excluding the water pumps in our cars mind you). That so happen to be a 1.25 HP Wet & Dry Shop vac that was collecting dust in the garage. I confirmed the motor is working and already came with the impeller attached to it. I was hoping to see if you fine folks could share some wisdom on how I can: 1.) Make it Waterproof. 2.) Adhere the right type of casing around the Impeller and Motor so as to benefit from the  Bernoulli's principle and get the most water moving through my system.  3.) I intend to have this setup not 15~20 feet from where I sleep, this motor is LOUD. I was reading online about creating a sound damping box for it and was wondering what suggestions you guys might have for that? I keep fearing there won't be enough ventilation and it will over heat. ....anything else you would like to throw in. TL;DR : 

Topic by Rensouken    |  last reply


question/advice on led

I'm wanting to externally light my lcd screen on my metal detector for late evening use. There is no room to do it internally. I think I would need two leds for enough light probably. I am gonna add a small plastic box on the top of the lip/sunshade that sticks out above the lcd screen and have the led/s going out the bottom of the box and through hole/s drilled through the lip/sunshade. I'd like to have a small push button toggle switch on top of the box to turn the leds off/on. I saw some leds at radio shack that was already in a housing with a built in resistor, not sure what size though. I'm new to leds, I've read a tutorial on them and understand the basics, the main question for now is what color leds would probably be best to do this? I was thinking that white may glare too much, the lcd screen has a thin clear protective screen over it as seen in the pic with the item identification symbols, depth,sensitivity etc. Hope somebody can help with the led color that would probably work best, first of all. Then I'll go from there. I'm going to radio shack today to see if they know what they're talking about when it comes to my project,doubtful, lol. Oh, and the detector uses 4 AA batts(6V)...obviously. I'll check back later to see if anybody has any recommendations that may help me out. Thanks!!!!!

Topic by Kevenater    |  last reply



Feel tired advices please!

I always feel tired, I don't know why? I feel it’s a great place to put up my problem. Can you give me some advices. Thank you!

Topic by dawson    |  last reply


Battery charger advice please? Answered

Could anyone help with advice or plans to build a battery charger where I can regulate the voltage and  amperage seperately to charge a wide range  of batteries please, had thoughts of using a computer ATX power unit for the initial power source, thank you Doc Cox

Question by nigel cox    |  last reply


Decontamination advice for a found Carboy? Answered

I have a nice 5 gallon glass bottle with a screw on lid ( I think they are called a carboy ) which I would like to make into a terrarium or maybe an aquarium. The problem is it formerly contained chloroform. I didn't use the chloroform, I just found the carboy/bottle. How would I go about making it safe to use. I was thinking activated carbon slurry, but thought I would ask here for best advice.

Question by underwhelmed    |  last reply


tearing down roof advice

I plan on tearing down my roof with a gas torch cutter, i have included the link to my photo bucket gallery for community advice and input; http://s1120.photobucket.com/albums/l490/handgun12345/ how does asphalt and concrete react to a high temp torch cutter? will i be cutting through metal plates as well? Edit: thanks all great responses, since i shouldn't be cutting huge amounts of concrete just the paste binding the shingles together it should be feasible?

Question by tom.selleck    |  last reply


Automatic Blind Opener Advice

Hi, I am thinking of putting together something that will able to automatically open and close my blinds as the darkness outside dictates. Ideally, I am hoping to attach the opening/closing pole to a DC Motor, which would be controlled by a light sensor. I was also toying with the idea of powering the system with a rechargeable 9V battery that could be topped up with a small solar panel attached to the window. Is this idea doable and, if so, any advice on parts and putting it together would be very much appreciated.

Topic by elsmandino    |  last reply


Advice on making a Halloween costume?

Hello everyone! I’d like some advice on a Halloween costume I’d like to make. I’d like to be a mermaid with a spear through my stomach, so somewhat of a zombie/corpse mermaid. I was wondering what I should make the spear out of and how I should attach it to my body? I’m planning on putting it through my stomach pointing upward to avoid having it run into people lol, and I plan on doing some special effects wound makeup around it if that helps. Thanks in advance!

Topic by ShelbiTheRockJohnson    |  last reply


Advice for PIR motion sensor

Hello, I am currently developing a wireless PIR motion sensor for my home with Arduino and I need some advices (I am new with Arduino). The product will send a signal everytime it detects someone but I need to switch on/off when I am at home. For instance, before switch on/off on the device, it will detect a movement  (and I don't want to). Is there any way to switch on/off remotely (right before entering in the house for instance) ? 1/ Infrared ? Is it consume a lot of battery ? 2/ Bluethooth ? Is it consume a lot of battery ? 3/ Other ? Thanks for your help,

Topic by arduinodev  


Wanted Arduino Advice For Teenager

My son has expressed an interest in Arduino because he's in an after school group of "builders" in which a number of students are toying with Raspberry Pi. He was told that Arduino can be built using a ChromeBook - we don't own a Windows computer (only Macs). He believes that he could build using YouTube and other computer based research. Can someone tell me if Arduino is compatible with ChromeBook? With so many kits available, can you please advise one that will engage him for multiple projects and may even be used for growth but at the same time is not going to break the bank? Any advice is much appreciated!!

Topic by woooshhhhh    |  last reply


Need advice in making a coilgun :)

I'm gonna make a 800v coilgun but i need some help on some things: I wanna put a Voltage meter on my coilgun so i can see the amount of voltage stored on the capacitors, how do i put the voltage meter there? when the coilgun is charging and at the same time i shoot something then will anything bad happen?

Question by lpetersen2    |  last reply


Advice on riveting moving joints

Hi guys. I've been prototyping some very basic steampunk mechanisms that I'm preparing an Instructable for, and I'm looking for a bit of advice on how to make the moving joints. The mechanisms are simple, with parts I'm cutting from brass sheet myself. They'll be using joints that I'd like to make reasonably permanent and low profile, yet able to move (elbow joints, for want of a better description). I've not tested it yet, but I've read that putting a piece of paper between the two arms before riveting them (blind/pop rivets) will allow the joint to move once it's fastened together. I was also considering whether it might be advantageous to put a nylon of teflon washer between them before riveting, instead. Any advice on whether this type of moving joint would be any good, if it would last with moderate use, whether it would work at all, and what some possible alternatives might be would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Topic by SpannerSpencer    |  last reply


Fabricating advice (Knuckle dusters)

I want to create some knuckle dusters, heavy duty ones that could pack a punch (I will not be hurting anyone, just for fun and martial arts self-defence :-P). However I have almost no metalworking tools such as a welder, drill press, bandsaw (or other electric saw that cuts metal). The tools I do have are: Mitre saw Normal drill (Variable speed) Hacksaws Scroll/fret saw Table saws Sanders, planers, circular saws. Heavy duty desk vices Any tips would be greatly appreciated. They dont need to look amazing, I like 'rustic' weapons (Like 'improvised' weapons).

Topic by Hiyadudez    |  last reply


Need advice on fake limbs. Answered

 So my classmates and I are kinda planning on putting on a haunted house next year for Halloween. Most of us are pretty artsy and creative. I'm just asking the intructables community what you guys and gals honk we should use for making cheap realistic limbs.  I was thinking of something like latex rubber but I've never worked with that sir of materials before. We don't want to use paper stuffed cloths or low stuffs like that. We are planning on using a material that will feel a lot like real limbs if dropped on people and just quick glances.  Thanks in advance for your advice. Anything you need specified simply ask and I shall specify :)

Question by budhaztm    |  last reply