Here we discuss the optional idea of using bases in water wars. In this forum, we talk about designing/building them as well as other things like windows, roof coverings, turrets, and the protection of the base itself.

Topic by MattGyver92 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What other Weapons and equipment are good for a base?

This is about all the other weapons and equipment that could be helpful to have in a base. This includes grenades, mines, and bombs (lol). So if you have any please feel free to post them. Here are a few of my favorites (these are not mine!).

Topic by gpcsmith2 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What are the best guns (hand-held guns) to use in a base?

This is about what are the best guns (hand-held guns) to use in a base. There are many opinions about this so everyone please post what you think.

Topic by gpcsmith2 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

lifting base / platform

I need help on building a small 6 x 6 in lifting base. I'm trying to build a small lifting base to lift up a network camera to a certain height and then turn off once it reaches the desired height. If someone can help me I would be very grateful. Thanks Ecusta

Topic by ecusta 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Pan / tilt base

As some of you alredy saw im trying to make a Wired pan and tilt base....but im a bit a novice in all this.... MayB someone have plan or can make an instructables (or mayB there already an instructable on it and i didnt see it) on how to make a Wired pan / tilt base that would support the weight of a standart mini Dv Camcorder( not because im using a camcorder is just the same weight :P) and that would turn slowly thxKoax

Topic by koax 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Air Mattress base Answered

We have a Queen size air mattress that we like. But on the floor it is so low we have a problem getting up. (We are 70 years old.) Is there an instructable that we could make something that would get us off the floor even just a foot. Something that we could fold up and take in the car.

Question by emit 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

arm based computer

Can some one make an instructable for how to set up a usable arm based linux machine?

Topic by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

amazing base jumping!

This is a really amazing thing to see somone do and is probly even more amazing to do.

Topic by wenpherd 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Concreting a shed base

I’m planning to concrete a slab for a shed with approximate dimensions of 12m x7m. Just wondering if 150mm thick base would be suitable for driving vehicles on and possibly heavier equipmen on such as a tractor. Also with a slab that size will I need to cut expansion joints in and if so how far apart. Thankyou in advance

Question by legend4930 8 months ago

Backpack puppet base?

I wanted to make a this costume for halloween but I can't figure out how to support it. I'm planning to make the body of the costume out of upholstery foam.

Question by cattibalistic 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Bamboo 'stanchions' base...?

I'm working on a set of stanchions for a 'Green' event, as we are expecting quite a few people lining up out front of our booth. I'm thinking about bamboo canes for the poles, with holes drilled near the top to allow 1" manila rope (or similar) through, but I'm not sure how to make them stand up, what to use for a base. Ideally it should be enviro-friendly, cheap, light and durable. That's not too much to ask, is it.....?

Topic by RustyCrow 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

IR based robot?

What changes i can do in simple line follower robot? I made simple line follower robot now i want this robot works when i give IR signals  (ON) and stop when I give OFF  signals through IR remote. Instead of on off  switch on it.

Question by syedmBilal09 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Portfolio Based Contest

As I was browsing the past winners of the Epilog contest, I was struck by the fact that not a single grand prize winner has posted an instructable using the laser cutter they won! I assume one of the goals of contests is to keep members making. So, how can Instructables help ensure those once a year, high dollar, innaccessible prizes find their way into the hands of makers that will use them to further contribute to the community? I'd like to see a contest where members could submit a collection of their best instructables along with a statement as to why they deserve to win. Members, judges and/or staff could consider the member's entire portfolio, community participation, achievements, site loyalty, and future goals when choosing a winner. I imagine it could be similar to the IoT giveaways, but on a more grand scale, like the Makerspace contest. 

Topic by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How best to make a base for a K'NEX war

This is about how best to make and setup a base for a K'NEX war. This includes where, how and with what to do it. Post all your tips and have fun! I hope that this helped.

Topic by gpcsmith2 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Mount a Dell ST2420L Flat-Panel Monitor on 2405FPW Base?

Hi Everybody.  I just bought a Dell ST2420L flat-panel monitor to replace my old 2405FPW.  It's a better monitor, but its base is terrible.  The old monitor's base could be raised and lowered by several inches, the screen could be rotated 90 degrees, and it tilted farther.  The new base isn't adjustable vertically, won't rotate, and tilts only a few degrees.  I was hoping I could mount the new monitor on the old base, but the mounting hardware is all different.  The attached pictures show (1) the 2405's base with mounting bracket removed, (2) the 2405's mounting bracket, which bolts onto the base, (3) the place on the back of the monitor into which the mounting bracket slots, and (4) how the ST2420L connects to its stand (I'd rather not take mine apart to photograph, but I'll do it if anybody who wants to help needs to see the hardware more clearly). I wonder if anybody has successfully adapted the base of a 2405FPW to mount an ST2420L or similar, recent monitor, or anything similar?  Or would be interested in taking on the project?  Thanks for any help or ideas. Regards, Jim Crutchfield Long Island City, NY

Topic by jdcrutch 7 years ago

Resistor for NPN Transistor Base? Answered

Hey all, I need help identifying the value of the resistor I would need for the base of a 2n2222a transistor in this circuit. If you need any additional information, ask and ill try to answer asap. The resistance of the relay coil is 106 ohms and its rated for 6v but I operate it at 5v. The 3.3v is supplied by a step down circuit connected to the same power supply as the 5v used to operate the relay. If you can, please also list the steps you took to calculate the value of the resistor so that it can be useful for future use, I couldn't find a simple answer online. Ty,

Question by SA-DIY 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Plexi-Project Help

Hello everyone, I've been looking at LED projects and devising my own for quite some time now. What i finally decided on was a Plexi glass tube containing a bonsai tree, with an LED array above to give it light. My plan for the LED array is squared away. and i have selected my tube (diameter of 8in). My hold up is the base and the roof of the tube. I want a fairly heavy material which can be machined to yield a snug fit. Does anyone one have any suggestions for the material or a possible source? if at all possible i would like this component to be less than 30$.

Topic by Xarshale 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

If I have the pH and volume of 2 solutions, and the target pH of a combination of them, how do I calculate how much... Answered

 If I have the pH and volume of 2 solutions, and the target pH of a combination of them, how do I calculate how much I need?

Question by BretMattingly 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

broken dremel

About a week ago my dremel stylus broke and I havn't really done anything about it. I have no warranty and it's almost a year old (christmas present). I think that it's the base that's broken, but I can't be positive, I think this because it won't charge. Does anyone know where I can get another base for less thatn 20 or 30 dollars?

Topic by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Turret based knex guns

It seems that out of the blue there are like 5 new turret based guns here and or on KI. Does anyone know why? I know turret based guns are reliable and powerful, but other than that I don't see why everyone is suddenly so interested.

Topic by travw 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

ideas for a Christian based instructable.

Does any body have a idea for a good Christ based instructable? we could make a colaberation and make a really great instructable that would convert a lot of people.

Topic by dsman195276 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

New Project Based on the AKR

New Mag, AKR, and AKR Mag. New project in the works based on AKR. Special props to Caitlinsdad for teaching me less is more!

Topic by MrRadicalEd 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

capacitor based battery replacement

I was wandering how big does a normal capacitor have to be to replace a AAA battery?

Topic by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

microcontroller based pen drive? Answered

I had a question in my mind that a memory of a microcontroller can be used to save data and can be used as a pen drive.

Question by robot1398 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

GPS based Camera Tracker

I just wanted to check with the community out there to see if anyone knows of a good place to start building a tracking system that is GPS based.  essentially, a person or object will wear a gps device and there will be one placed on a camera gimbal.  I am hoping to create a way for an arduino to do the math so that the camera stays fixed on the target no matter where the target / camera moves. Any thoughts??

Topic by crashpilot 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Ic for ir base automation ?

Hi I want to make a 4 relay controller with ir . That means I want to control 4 relays with ir based remote control I have see some modules from internet but the ic name is removed. I want a Ic ( not micro controller or maybe a Attiny 85) to read different signals from ir receiver and trun on and of the relays. So please give me circuit with ic name. Thanks   

Question by Soumojit 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Wifi Router based radar?

I want to hack a wifi router somehow so that I can reprogram it to act as a radar. Emitting a signal for a microsecond and listening for returns and measuring their intensity. I dont know if the hardware in a router is fast enough for this or if it is possible to find an API or something to reprogram the router.

Question by tobol.7uno 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Text based pokemon beta

This is a demo of a text based pokemon game i am working on. There may be some glitches or bugs. Save often in case of glitches and bugs. Do not move the .txt file that the game creates, as that is the save file. Click the file named textbasedpokemon.rar, to download the game. Use winrar to open up the file. Please comment if you like it or dislike it. Please comment if you have any suggestions or ideas. Please comment if you find any problems with the game. UPDATE! Beta V1.3: updates: 1.You can now get a potion (go find it). 2.You can now get PokeBalls (pr.oak gives you them). 3.Fixed major glitch that happens when your Pokemon faints in battle and you switch to your next Pokemon. 4.Cleaned up the Pokemon info screen. 5.General fixes and changes. Update History: Beta V1.2: updates: 1.Fixed an imbalance in the way leveling up Pokemon works. 2.Modified save and load function. 3.Fixed error in how pp is calculated. 4.Fixed error caused by being healed by your mom. Beta V1.1: updates: 1.Your Pokemon can now faint in battles. 2.Your mom will heal your Pokemon if you run out of Pokemon in battle. 3.Fixed problem with Pokemon not increasing in level. 4.Increasing in level now increases a Pokemon's max hp, its max pp, its max exp, and the max amount of damage a move does. 5.increased loading speed in battles! 6.General fixes and changes.

Topic by funlunde 4 years ago

LED blink based on proximity

Hi, I want a LED to start blinking if it is outside some area. Kind of a prisoner electronic bracelet :) What would be a cheap solution for this? Could I do this with 2 proximity sensors? Thank you.

Topic by PedroP46 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

The possibility of crane-based railguns

It's just a curiosity. Anyway, so there I was, reading up on railguns (just for the heck of it), and after reading the part mentioning "millions of amps", it got me thinking, "What power source can provide millions of amps?" Then and there, I thought, "Lightning!", but how I could I use it? Wait... Oh, cranes! I could stick the railgun on a crane, then whenever the crane gets hit by lightning, it would fire a projectile! Now, who's willing to risk their lives to load a piece of metal up there? :D Nah, just joking. Anyway, I was just wondering if this idea would be feasible in the first place, and what would it take to implement.

Topic by nutsandbolts_64 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Arduino based aquaponics controler

Hi guys,  im new to the arduino world but im really enjoying getting to know it. i have a small aquaponics setup and i would like to build a arduino controller so i can see whats going on there. such as water temperature, pump, eventually i want to add automatic feeding PH levels. my water pump is a DC 1000 gal and hour pump, i usually leave it running and i would like to be able to run it on and off as needed also i want to divert the same pump thru DC solenoids to water my beds.  so any help would be greatly appreciated.  

Topic by elilco 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

theoritical based help needed Answered

When electricity is passed through a copper wire it becomes magnet.let be the matter ,electricity be  energy and the copper being magnetized be the if we pass magnet through copper wire then it produces electricity.we can say that matter+energy=result again result +matter =that energy.again if we see other examples like if we apply electricity to led light then it produces light again if we apply light to led light it produces electricity.again if we apply electricity to speakers then it produces sound but again if we apply sound to it then it produces is the thing that: matter +energy =result and again matter +result=energy is right?has any scientist proved this or it is incorrect? thanks for viewing and further answering

Question by argha halder 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Microcontroller based inductor winder? Answered

 Is there any way, and I'm sure there is but I don't know how to do it, to make an inductor winder that is programable. Any type of microcontroller brand would work, be it arduino, parallax, pickaxe, whatever. Basically what I would need is a code, and a schematic that would drive two servos, one continuos rotation to do the actual winding and one to move the inductor back and forth, to keep an even winding going. The code would have to dictate how many turns the servo does in order to get the desired number of windings. It can even have to be reprogramed for every inductor from the PC, to keep it more simple. --Thanks         P.S. Sorry if this question was difficult to understand, I didn't know how to put into words what I                           had pictured in my mind...

Question by arhodes18 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

xmega event-based IRCOM?

The IRCOM module has a capability of connecting to the uart not through a standard pin, but through the event system. This should make it possible to get IrDA input data for the IRCOM module from a pin other than standard or alternate RX pin for that uart.  But I haven't had much luck getting this facility working.  Has anybody used it?  Google shows nothing. I am actually getting data, but it's not the data that is being sent via IrDA. I think my problem may be that I don't know which events to configure the event system for.  I've tried the following: low level high level (i.e., low level + invert pin) rising and falling edges rising and falling edges with inverted pin With each of these, the IRCOM system does get data to the uart, but the data is not correct (and it's not consistent, either--the same IrDA packet generates different outputs at different times). Is a clock needed? Any thoughts?

Topic by arpruss 4 years ago

My Everest base camp trek

I have started a blog to type up my diary from my Everest Base Camp trek last easter (2010) thought some of you guys here might want to take a look:

Topic by CamWaite 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Need help with a lotion base recipe.

Hello, wasn't sure where to put this, and I didn't see a beauty forum.  Well. first of all. here is a formula for a lotion base that I tweaked. 8 oz distilled water 1 oz fresh aloe vera gel 1 oz floral water   1 tsp citric acid 2 oz glycerin 1 oz emulsifying wax 1 oz beeswax 1 oz shea butter 1 oz coconut oil 1 oz almond oil 1 oz avocado oil tsp essential oil 1/2 oz stearic acid I heard that 1 oz is about 2 Tbsp (tablespoons), but still not sure on this. It came out a bit thicker than I would like it.  I dunno if I should add more emulsifying wax, take out the beeswax, or both.  I need help making it less greasy feeling and a little thinner.  I made a batch I'm not sure what to do with.  I might just use it to repair those cases of dried out skin that appear around the winter season.  Any suggestions?

Topic by Crystalline_Chaos 8 years ago

DIY DSLR/Mirorless camera power base/grip

Hi. I'm looking for a way to build my own powerbase/grip for my lumix g85 camera by using a power adaptor, long charge battery cells and something that can allow the user to see the remaining charge (because on the g85, whenever you use the power adapter, the power/battery level isn't showing on the LCD screen since it's no longer in the cam). I'm inspired mostly by those two youtube videos:;=903s The reason why I would like battery cells instead of an attached small power bank or even Canon batteries is because I want to house everything safely in the base (no loose wire/cable anywhere on the cam and solidity in the base so nothing can break and fell  by accidend). Although, I don't know if it's going to require a power regulator and/or converter. My knowledge on electronic is very limited, which is the reason why I'm asking for some help & advices on how the proceed.  Anybody who's interested & with the required knowledge here would like to help ? Please let me know. Thank you

Topic by monks19 2 years ago

Where is Instructables Now?

Maybe I am just helpless, but where is the Instructables now? I heard it was somewhere, and then moved to Alameda, but I think it moved again since then. Where is it now?

Topic by puffyfluff 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

If I put lemon juice in one cup, ammonia in another would I have made a battery?

I couldn't fit all of this in the question box so PLEASE READ BEFORE COMMENTING. I read that acids put in water release H+ Ions and bases put in water release OH- Ions. If I put water proportionate to the amount of what I have in the cup, and added wires to connect to a circuit, would I have made a battery? P.S. The picture was made in MS Powerpoint for anyone who wanted to know.

Question by Super_Nerd 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

1 year pro membership to whoever figures this out first! I'm trying to remember the name of an old 80's or 90's toy. Answered

Okay everyone, I have been trying to remember what these toys were called for the last couple of years.  They were in the 80's or 90's and could change from a vehicle into a base/battle station. I know I had a few of them.  The two that I remember are a tank that changed into a large base and a three-wheeled vehicle that changed into a gun turret thing (if memory serves me correctly). There was normally a switch or button to press and you would hear a loud gear/spring noise when they changed.  I know it was not a Transformer or GI Joe toy. They had small scaled human figures that were tan in color and a little larger than the figures that came with Technozoids (if anyone remembers those).  The figures were in the same "seated position" (for lack of a better way to describe it) as the Technozoid ones. As I said in the title, there will be a 1 year pro membership to whoever figures this out first!

Question by skittlespider 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

is their any instrument based on radar with robotics?

Is their any instrument based on radar with robotics?

Question by rkbalaji112 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Clash of Clans - Skull Base Design

Hope you all enjoy this awesome speedbuild! Its a base more for the cool looks! :)

Topic by Jdogg12 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Repair of a bi-pin light base

I'm trying to repair my outdoor post light.  The bi-pin bases have rusted.  I purchased new bases and went to rewire the light, but there are some difficulties in doing this.  It would be incredibly easy if I was able to remove the wires from the new bases, connect them to the power wires, then reattach the base.  The pin slots don't appear readily removable, however, and the piece is put together with rivets, so taking it apart and reassembling it would be...  not so easy. I was just wondering if anyone has attempted this and has any tips. Thanks!

Topic by xepherys 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

atmega based robot controller kit

Help make low cost robot controllers a reality

Topic by The nerdling 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

A water based photocatalytic surface treatments

How to make a product similar to Pureti, a water based photocatalytic surface treatment.  This product is extremely expensive but probably has $.35 worth of material in it, including $.25 for the bottle.  Surely someone can figure out how to make it at home.

Topic by alan.clark.3114 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago



Topic by abeer thakkar 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How to stain the base of a wine glass?

HI all, I've been looking all over, but with no success. How would one go about staining the base of a wine glass? I have no idea what kind of pigment to apply to the base to make it coloured (but translucent) or how to apply it. It seems like a nice way to bring together a mismatched bunch of glasses, but I haven't found a way to actually do it. Any help is welcomed!

Topic by setekh 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Epoxy over oil based stain Answered

So i recently made the mistake of staining a piece i want to later apply an epoxy coat to, with an oil based stain. I’ve been reading around online and fully understand now that applying the epoxy to this would be quite the no no. Looking for some guidance on how to correct this mistake. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The stain was minwax oil base and the epoxy is famowood glaze coat.

Question by nickm352 8 months ago  |  last reply 8 months ago

FPS games based on World War

Hi all you guys, I love to play FPS games. I'm playing Call of Duty: World at War now. Can someone tell me your fav FPS games based on World War history? Thanks all you guys :D

Topic by PHPProMan 5 years ago

Intel Edison Base Shield compatibility

Hi everyone, I was selected for the IoT invitational of Intel + Instructables and I as I was going to start testing the sensors I received, I noticed that there was no base shield for the sensor connections included in the package. I suppose the rest of the chosen participants didn't receive the base shield as well. Since the local stores near me do not have that shield ( I wonder if other Arduino compatible sensor shields can be used on the Intel Edison expansion board, since it operates at 1.8V and I don't want to fry it. Thanks in advance!

Topic by plugable 3 years ago