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Topic by CarliPierce 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I'm trying to find some solution for an articulating arm to go into an LED lamp project. I'd like either something cheap or something I can build, but so far I haven't had much luck. I could always dismantle an existing lamp, but it sort of defeats the purpose to buy a working lamp and take it apart to make another lamp. Any suggestions?
Topic by pfhorge 12 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
every one knows about legos restriction against modern militiary themes but why do they let brick arms make their products here is a link to brickarms http://www.brickarms.com/ go to their site come back and post your thoughts.
Topic by seabananers 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
UPDATE! I FIXED THE VIDEO. SORRY!!!! The new link has the video I originally tried to link to. SORRY!The U.S. Supreme Court recently passed a 5-4 ruling over turning D.C.'s handgun ban and delivered their interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.I've been waiting to link to this for a long time! Family Guy is awesome. The link takes you to a clip from Family Guy that expresses my view on the 2nd Amendment.NEW, Not bad LINK
Topic by Gjdj3 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
A while back i saw an instructable that was a wooden robot arm it had a main arm and a second smaller one. the smaller one had a handle that allowed you to move it. you moved the smaller arm to program the larger one. anybody know what i am talking about?
Topic by pattyshaw 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi, I would like to make a large chandlier and I would like to purchase bending arms such as the one seen on this website. Can anyone please direct me to where I can source / find these bending arms. Kind regards, flaxseed http://www.keslighting.co.uk/metal-lux-flex-adjustable-18-light-pendant-12831800?gclid=CN-hrP75lrsCFeXnwgodIy8Atg
Topic by flaxseed 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
In Science next term, we've been told that we'll need to build a robotic gripper. All it has to do is pick up a cup. I've been having a look around, and the balloon idea isn't practical because if the cup was full it wouldn't work. And I'm okay with spending a little money, but I'd rather not spend $100 or anything on a kit. So what's a good idea for me?
Question by im_caius 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Will someone write up the plans for a HEAVY-DUTY ankle and wrist weight. I have been searching online for a company that will make custom weighted wrist and ankle weights but there aren't any. I'm wanting to make a 50 lb for the arms and 100 lb for the legs. I'm thinking along the lines of several iron or lead bars strapped together with a nylon fiber or other strong material. I've only ever done projects in high-school, where materials were provided, so I don't really know where to get the materials needed. Please help.
Topic by dhill16 7 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Alright we need entries for my best side arm contest at ibeatyou. Even if you don't want to enter it would help if you voted once we do have more entries...and if you're curious enough you can see and listen to me...ooo meeting TheDunkis that has to be awesome right? Guess not... Competition LinkI don't care what you say here. Sure discuss whatever you want here although the real discussion is there I'm just inform those of you who haven't joined. I would join if you haven't. Knexperts like dsman, I_am_Canadian, and Jollex have already joined me.
Topic by TheDunkis 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hi guys. as some of you may know, there is this amazing online FPS called Combat Arms, and since i know that a lot of people like this game, i created this forum in which we can all share our experiances and other cool things that happened to them while playing the game.If you are interested in Knex, you may also submit cool ideas for guns or other things from Combat Arms that you would like others to build.I would like this forum to be as friendly as possible, so please no calling eachother nerds, n00bs, addict, or anything else ok?if you would like, leave your player user name so that others can add you to their Combat Arms accouts and make buddies with each other. Also, to make this more interesting, you can also put screen shots here for others to view.I have provided a link to the combat arms website for those of you who would like to know a little more about the game and those who would like to download it.http://combatarms.nexon.net/Intro.aspxRemeber! I am not a hacker! Many people have reported me for hacking just because I play good! My kdr is 1.42! If you would like to challenge me on combat arms, please notify me on my forum. If you win, then I will subscribe you, 5 up all your 'ibles, and choose 2 of them as my favorites. If you have nx, please share some with me. You don't have too if you don't want too, but it would be much appreciated! :)Below is a list of the usernames on this site, to their names on Combat Arms. also, those of you who play this game, please leave behind your kdr so that others may know more about your online player, as well as your clan if you are in one.1. knexsniper1 -- combatguru -- 1.42 -- NeVabaKdown4life2. Jared1234 -- SUPERFREAK12 3. Logicboy -- logicboy4. lioneatr -- knexmaster5. bighead5454 -- bighead5454 News: i am now offering training sessions for anyone who would like to further develope their skillz at this game! :P i you would like a training session from me, then i will be more than willing to teach you, but it has to be at a time that works for me! also, as payment for the lessons, i will accept five ups on my ibls or subscriptions! :P Have fun! :)
Topic by knexsniper1 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I'm looking to make a flexible arm that I can position however I want. I need it to have a fair bit of holding strength in that I don't want it to sag. It doesn't need to hold my body weight or anything like that and it can vibrate or move a little without being a problem. Immediately, two things come to mind: the plastic pieces used for coolant in machine shops that has now become a common material for something like this. The other is made up of stacked plates with a ball on one side and a socket in the other, I wire or something of the sort is put through it and a tensioning knob is used to pull it tight and keep it in place. Commonly, I see these in mag base indicators. I'd prefer to find the second one. Though, I can't seem to figure out what to look for in order to make my own. The best thing would be to find a modular kit that would allow you to make one fo any length (I need one that is about twice as long as a mag base indicator mount). Any thoughts on what or look for or anyone know where you could find something like this? P.s. this is going to be used as a way to hold a small screen. If it works well, I may adapt it to work for other things.
Question by pmk222 2 months ago | last reply 2 months ago
Hi, I've got an old typewriter that still works wonderfully. Now, not being a big typewriter 'enthusiast', I still have a fair amount of fun using one. It's a manual typewriter, and I was wondering if it would be possible to get a separate set of arms made, with symbols corresponding to the keys. Essentially, my very own Enigma Machine, except it's my own code. Think any of you guys can help me out?
Question by JamesTB13 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
In my engineering studies class I am required to design a wheelchair for a disabled person with a certain ailment, due to the fact that I am near the top of my class my disability is no arms! I just need ideas on how to create a steering system that has a turning circle of 75cm or less, as the driving and braking are easy.
Question by Tombini 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am building the robot below for a Halloween costume. I am building the head, upper and lower body, arms, and shoes out of silver painted cardboard. But as for the arms and legs I need advice as to what to use. I know the material used in these pics has a name but I am clueless as to where to find them and what it called. The costume should be flexible enough to dance (AKA wave my arms in a worm-like motion) at a Halloween party. Any tips or ideas? Thanks in advance. If you want I'll make an instructable once I figure it out and build it if you ask. PS I am 5 feet 8 inches, and My arms are not too fat or too thin, and I am 14 years of age if you care.
Topic by squirrelMLM 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
This the list of knex side armstrauts side armtds or the dunkis side armloosewires slide action pistolflie-ing goose side armdsman195276's side armtd10 a mod of the tds made yet again by thedunkisOTTG1 by OblivitusP 2000 by the one the only ironman69TheDunkis's Mini-er TDS lol loads of mods for the TDSOKP K'nex Mini Pistolthe TDS2 a major mod or overhaul of the TDSdj radio's 357 knex pistoldgm's mesIf you want your side arm posted please comment the url and the name you want it posted as.Also if you don't want your gun posted up here message me and i will take it down.
Topic by knexfan9182 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Please help me with my project. i have 1 d.o.f robtic arm controlled by potentiometre and aurdino nano. i want to know whether i would need two other microprocessor for vision integration of my robot. or can i use my nano itself for vision. i am instructed to make a arm which recognises object and picks up.please suggest me about boards,codes to use.
Question by bharathi1607 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
This is my problem I have two weeks to find out how to control a robot arm with 9 motors that need to go both forward and reverse. But hear is the the problem I have to control the arm with a wireless ps2 remote for a school companion and I need to do it under 40$. Any ideas I will take at : firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you
Question by mad scintes 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hi,Myself Viraj from Mumbai India. I am Chartered Accountants and have interest in building new innovative problem solving things. I need to build a robotic arm that can clamp itself to any thin material (like wood, glass etc.) and with it's arm clean the surface with water/soap if required. it should be able to move sideways on it's own fixing the clamp as required. It should move sideways to specific distance only and this distance can be inputted through any possible means.Can anyone help with this?Thanks in advanceViraj
Question by virajmoghe 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
Looking for a way to mount a small desktop to a lounge chair arm WITHOUT altering the chair. Have seen things like this... http://www.amazon.com/Smartworks-Pocket-Sofa-Couch-Organizer/dp/B0032JSF4O ...but prefer something a little larger, like the tablet desks you find on lecture hall seats. Any ideas? Or if you've come across an Instructable to that effect, please post a link. Thanks!
Topic by chaburchak 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi, I am building a 6DOF robotic arm for my final school project and i need you help I have an arduino and i have to run 6 servos with it i have a joystick shield on my arduino and was wondering what the best way to power the servos is. Should i get a servo shield, or seperate board? Also i have a 360º servo in the base and when it spins left it instantly stops when i let go of the joystick but when turning right it does stop but it stops smooth. I thank any help you can give me and english is not my first language. PS.: if you want i can send pictures.
Question by Miguelc1 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I've been searching for a diagram or and instructable that will help me build one of these things. It's really frustrating because I need one so bad, but buying one would cost me upwards of $100 and I dont want to spend that (unless I'm making one for myself).
Topic by milo126 12 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I recently had a great idea for a completely useless, yet hilarious project for me to work on, but I am stuck on a single piece.The end result is a joke device that uses one of those accordion, spring loaded boxing gloves controlled over USB (the idea came about in a discussion over the universal wish to punch idiots over TCP/IP). To understand what this is, you'll have to think slapstick comedy and saturday morning cartoons (of the Wile E. Coyote variety). It sort of looks like this but replace the lamb with a boxing glove, and when extended looks like this: XXXXXXXX. Imagine the coyote opening a door that he expects the Road Runner to be behind, and out pops a boxing glove on an accordion arm that hits him in the face, making those little roadrunners circle his head.I suppose I could make one out of some material (metal, plastic, wood?) but I don't have much in the way of fabrication facilities in my new apartment. The best outcome would be if I could get such an arm off of an existing device.Sure other things could work (a piston for example), but the look of this project is very important and an accordion arm is a requirement to that end.Any idea on how to go about building/obtaining such a thing? I can't even figure out what to use as search terms.
Topic by opqdan 12 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
My new lift is finished. It was already finished for quiet a long time but for some reason instructables was really slow at my comuter. The lift goes up and down from about 0 degrees to 90 degrees by using a crank which is powered by a motor. For the rest there is nothing special. I worked on it for about 2 weeks Here is a video of it Here is the parts list: Rods Geen- 55 White- 65 Blue-171 Red-2 Grey- 1 Total rods: 387 Connectors Dark grey- 26 Light grey- 0!! Orange-34 Red- 9 Green- 2 Yellow- 35 White-15 Purple- 124 Blue-83 Total Connectors:319 Others Blue spacer- 55 Silver spacer- 51 Red gear- 2 Blue gear- 2 Mettalic clip- 6 Tan clip- 6 Knex battery ppack motor- 1 Knex ball- at least 1 Total others: 112 Total: 818
Topic by CassisDude98 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I want to thank everyone for the truly massive response to my robot arm. I have decided to launch a Kickstarter for this arm to fill a need that exsits for a low cost robot arm that anyone can program and help to automate the workplace. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/152911884/six-axis-robotic-arm
Topic by sparten11 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Well I was riding my fixed gear and my right crank arm got stripped. I don't really want to buy a new one but if it's necessary I will get a new set. Is there anyway I can fix it so I don't have to buy a new crank arm set?
Topic by CreedX 11 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I am trying to make the following: i need a 4 foot arm to swing parallel to the ground at a fulcrum. Only needs to travel 90 degrees one direction, then back 90 degrees to its original spot - Kind of like 1 windshield wiper running parallel to the ground the weight of the arm plus load at the end is roughly 10pounds this would be triggered by a single button thats the gist of it. Now if. I could tweak it... i would like one press of button A to move the arm 90 degrees then it stops. A second press of button A would move the arm back to where it originally was. Or, if this is too costly, I could hold the button down while the arm cycles 90 degrees and back, releasing the switch when the arm reaches its desired location I need cheap options or at least a good place to start. I have zero coding or electronics knowledge thank you
Topic by Adaptivemaker 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Today this girl was pinching my arm in this weird way thats supposed to hurt and i could barley feel it, so me and my friends put my arm to the test as soon as i started talking about the incident. My friend grabbed my arm with both hands twisting the skin in opposite directions (indian rugburn) dug his nails into it for long periods of time, stapled it, i put a little piece of glass into it (the top), bit down on it as hard as i could, and punched a brick wall. STILL NO PAIN!?!!?! wessup wif dat!
Topic by astrozombies138 11 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Having finished my rifle and finding myself with nothing to do ( Don't worry, it will still be posted this week ), I thought I'd finally have a go at side-arms. So I built the TDS2, and hated it ( I'm going to get bashed for that, I know it ). I decided to have a look at some others like Oompa-Loompa's unofficial side-arm, and the one Bakenbitz posted a picture of on KI some time ago. Afterwards, I came up with this. This side-arm is powerful because the magazine is at the front and the trigger is at the very back. It's also kept reasonably small because the magazine is inside the handle.It fires grey connectors. It's a bit clumsy, but it is only a first version. I can probably make it a bit smaller and more user friendly if I remake it. Tell me what you think, and as always, constructive criticism is more then welcome
Topic by Dutchj 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have been building a robot arm for a competition, and I have the structure completed. I am very new to Arduino, and have little know-how when it comes to wiring properly and even less when it comes to programming. I have uploaded pictures of the robot arm as well as a crude circuit diagram of what I think needs to be wired. (Sorry if it is a bit confusing, I am reaaaaally new to this.) I am trying to control each joint (claw, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and rotary base) with a 10k pot. similar to how the Arduino servo knob command works. I plan on eventually making an instructable for this and will credit any help I get there.
Question by martzsam 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I need help in finding a replacement part for a swing arm magnifying lamp. I have search far and wide online but could not find any. I have also tried the company that I had purchase from (2 Years ago) they do not carry replacement parts. The lamp is a Alvin lamp desk clamp, the lamp is in excellent and working condition. The only problem is the swevil part that connects the lamp head to the the swing arm. ( see pics) Any alternative idea or sudsititude would be helpful. Thanks
Topic by RamonC2 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I love steampunk aesthetics, in both machines and clothing (I'm meaning girls) branches... but I have no artistic talent at all, so I can't develop such a beautiful machines or decorations. But sometimes steampunk fans care a lot about clothes and less about characters. They simply dress up, and waste the chance to assume a character, especially at conventions and meetings. There are lots of steampunk prosthetic-mechanical arms and hands, but I can't avoid think about "less are more". I mean, a mechanical arm in brass, cooper and leather talks about your wit and ability, but a (simple) wired frame UNDER the jacket, apparent only by bumps and tensions under the sleeve and glove, and even better with mechanical wishpers and quiet pneumatic sounds when it moves (if you are so gifted), tells a story about the character of your character (if you understand me): for example, an inventor who has lost the use of an arm, may try to recover it and keep it hidden, like a shame. You can link it with an accident, a tragedy, a heroic act or a sacrifice. It would be part of my character, If I would had one. BUT steampunk is all about aesthetic, so... is it a nonsense? Or is it a second-level, deeper dive in the steampunk world?
Topic by infob 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Last weekend I found a toad with his arm trapped in a mousetrap. I don't know exactly how long he was there, but I discovered him when I heard this shuffling sound from the back of my garage and heard flies buzzing. Upon investigating, I found poor Toady. The flies had already laid eggs on his wound. He was trying to hop away attached to the trap. His arm is clearly broken. He didn't have significant blood loss, but when I first opened the trap his tiny bones were visible at the injury site. I put Toady in a small bucket lined with moss and vegetation, along with adding a little bit of water, and covered the bucket with a dishtowel. I used cotton swabs dipped in saline to clean the wound and applied antibiotic ointment (Neosporin without painkiller). I also tied a thread slightly above the injury site to act as a tourniquet and prevent further infection, and possibly allow for his limb to naturally come off. Below the injury site is swollen, discolored and infected, growing a fuzzy fungus. I've been checking on Toady every other day (I wasn't wanting to stress him out too much with frequent visits), cleaning his wound and infection and applying antibiotic ointment. His arm is clearly dead weight and can't be salvaged. I've put various bugs, slugs/snails and worms in there with him but I haven't seen him eat. I put a june bug in there, and the june bug ended up trying to climb onto him but Toady seemed to try and squash the bug with his chest and then hopped over the bug to the other side. Maybe the beetle is too big for him. I haven't checked to see if the other goodies I gave him are just hiding under the moss. He doesn't appear to be losing or gaining weight. He gets stressed whenever I visit, breathing rapidly and either trying to make himself look larger or do the opposite and huddle down, despite how careful and gentle I try and be around him. I'm worried about predators and infection if I were to release him now. What should I do/not do? I think I'll try Craigslist here to see if there happens to be an experienced amphibian owner with the proper supplies to care for him. I doubt any vet here would be able to do anything, and I don't have the money to do so. Is this toad a male? I thought he was based on his size since he's on the small size, but perhaps it's a youngster? He doesn't make any noises with me, but I'm not sure if it was him chirping in his bucket or a nearby toad. I know there's several right in the immediate vicinity.
Question by Pompom 5 years ago | last reply 2 years ago