boomerangs

What is the most rebliable style of boomerangs?

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Having issues with my boomerang?

This is my boomerang I made out of some plywood I had. I have sanded down the wings so they have the airfoil shape. When ever I throw it, it goes out, starts to loop around, and seems like its coming back but falls before it gets too close. The closest ive ever got it is about 30ft out to my left. To throw it i hold it like a gun, point it away from, tilt it a little to the right and throw it. Is there something wrong with my technique? Could the problem have anything to do with the shape of the airfoil on my wings? Or maybe there is a better desgin I could use to get to learn?

Question by {Havoc}.Goliath 



how do you make a boomerang?

I would like to know if anyone had posted instructions on making a boomerang. I would be happy to post something if anyone else is interested. I make boomerangs as a hobby, and would be happy to share this talent with others.

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How do I make a microphone for the iPod touch.?

Does anyone know how to make a mic for the iPod touch? I downloaded skype but I do not want to spend 80 dollars on the one from apple. Any help is appreciated. Thanks Miiwii3

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Image library search failure (plus bonus bug)

Looking back through my images for a picture of a boomerang I made, to attach it to another project, as soon as I went onto the "next" set of thumbnails, I got images that were recent, not tagged with "boomerang". See screenshots: The first is what I got when I went to the boomerang tag, and is just what I expected. The second is what I got when I hit "next". Bonus bug: I couldn't add image notes to these images... (Using FF 11.0 under XP Home Edition)

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Origami Space Ship - Video evidence!

It seems to be real!There is video evidence on the BBC News site - wind-tunnel tests of a folded paper aeroplane up to Mach 7!All we need now is the plan to fold our own...CrunchGear ArticleMainichi Daily News ArticleUnrelated article about boomerangs in space

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Project for vector calculus

Hello there, So, for my project in Vector Calculus: The suggestion is that we pick a certain "curve" within a country road. We are to log longitude, latitude and altitude while we drive this "curve" for approximately 15-20 seconds. With the data from the latitude-longitude-altitude "logger", we are to perform the various vector calculus principles we have learned in class. Instead of driving the road, I would like to attach whatever latitude-longitude-altitude logger to a boomerang, and get my curve through flight. Does anyone know which sensor I should be looking for? A bit about me: I am currently an electrical engineering technician in product development for a motor-controls company. I mostly test hardware/software, which is designed by our in-house engineers. I am very comfortable with soldering, visual inspection of PCBs, schematics, and general electrical engineering knowledge. Does anyone have a feasible idea for getting a gps unit onto a boomerang, and be ale to transmit the data to me in real-time? Thanks in advance.

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Use for dead cell phones

Is there any use at all for a discontinued cell phone? If there is please let me know. I have 3 or 4 dead cell phones and I don't know what to do.

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BATFINK

NOT Ratfink, but Batfink. Has anybody ever seen this show? You know, with Batfink's super sonic sonar radar, his wings of steel that cannot be harmed, evil genius Hugo-a-go-go, his sidekick Karate, the Battillac that looks like a VW-bug and always makes Batfink glad that it has a thermo-nuclear plutonium insulated something, the announcer that always stops right before something horrible will happen to Batfink and asks us what will happen, and the chief. I used to watch it on Boomerang, but they stopped airing it. It's a funny and cool show, made by Hal Seeger.

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(newsletter) Build a Lightsaber, Fiber Optic Ceiling, Steampunk Laptop

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Arduino Contest - Make anything involving Arduino and win a sweet prize from Evil Mad Science or an Arduino Mega! Closes Sunday: Digital Days Photo Contest - Show us your best photo trick, tip, or homemade gadget to win a new Sony digital camera! Winners announced: See who won the Converse Back to School in Style Contest! Coming soon: Our most awesome Halloween Contest ever! Any Instructable published since the last Halloween contest is eligible! Want a more convenient version of Instructables with fewer ads? Get a Pro Membership! Create a Fiber Optic Starfield Ceiling Bedazzler: DIY Non- Lethal Weaponry Make a Werewolf Mask Mummy Dogs Get your outfit ready!   Closes this Sunday! Steampunk Veneer Laptop Mod Non-PV Solar Power Low Cost Halloween Pop-Up Character Build a Sweet Raised Clubhouse Build a Lightsaber Quick Roast Chicken The Office Worker's Portable Solar Oven Install a Ball Valve on a Cooler See who won!   Win sweet prizes from Evil Mad Science! Make an Indoor/ Outdoor Boomerang Hand-Solder a PowerPad IC Cheap and Quick iPhone Stand Make Your Own Lathe from Trash   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA Sign-up for this newsletter:

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Printing to scale.

I often want to print a diagram to scale. Often times the diagram is also larger then the sheetof paper. ( A sample diagram is at:http://www.boomerangpassion.com/plans/img/b08.gifhttp://www.boomerangpassion.com/plans/img/b08.gif. If you want to see other similar diagrams you can look at:http://www.boomerangpassion.com/plans/index_en.phphttp://www.boomerangpassion.com/plans/index_en.phpThough not all the diagrams I want to print are boomerangs.I am using Debian Etch, Cups, Gimp to modify the images which I save as postscript then print via lpr.My printer is a Lexmark Optra E312L, which can handle both pcl6 and postscript.I print the diagram once, measure something and figure the scaling factor. I then use Gimp to scale.Sometimes I just save and print sometimes, sometimes I break it up into overlapping parts and print.In either case the result is the same. Either the diagram gets shrunk to 1/4 it's size ( even though I blew it up), or the daigram it off by a bit, no matter how I tweak. it seems not to be predictable either. Worse when I try to line up two overlapping printouts the size don't match, so I can't really join them.Can someone show how to use Gimp, cups and a postscript printer to print something to scale. From everything i read I should be able to do it, but I guess there is some piece of software in the process thatis saying "Guy is too stupid to print it up right, I have to rescale for him".

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My time as an AiR

When I got the invitation to be an Artist in Residence, my wife's first reaction was hilarity, since I have the drawing skills of an orangutan. Getting here, and being here, has been a really big deal.  This site has been a big part of my life for several years, and it has been a real pleasure to share space with some of the most intelligent and creative people I have ever encountered.  I have seen genuine art being created, and wonderfully subversive acts being committed. Being in such an environment was, in equal parts, intimidating and exhilarating.  Although I have a long list of projects to try, I was sometimes spoiled for choice because of the freedom to create as I pleased. Projects I have created in my time here have been; Duct tape boomerang Paper bag kite Coffee stapler Cardboard conch Sculpted head Small-scale wave power generator (mentioned in the newsletter - woot!) Laser-cut penny maze Rock, Paper, Scissors board game Robot face stencil This is a shorter list than I would have liked (boy, you should see the length of my "to do" list!), but the downside of being given the freedom to create is the lack of enforced deadlines.  That is a failing on my part, and not a failing of the AIR system. On the up side, I have been involved in a lot more of the running and planning of the site than I thought I would.  I have judged contests, taken part in planning meetings, got involved in longer-term projects on the site, and helped de-bug the new AiR process (bring your bank details!).  The phrase dates me, but I grok the site a lot more now.  I've also seen the planned projects of the next guy, and they are awesome! I also got the chance to run a site Challenge to launch the new Birding Channel.  This was, I've got to say, disappointing - given the amount of publicity I managed to get for the challenge amongst the birding community, I had hoped for a lot more entries.  I guess that there are not many folk who are both Maker and Birder? I also got the opportunity to help out in other folks' projects, and to learn new skills, both traditional and modern (laser cutters are awesome!), from folk like Noah, Matt, Kelsey, and got a far clearer image of how hard, and how fun, it is to keep this site running. San Francisco is a great, mad, weird city, and I love it, but the most surreal day was being the witness to the wedding of an ex-pupil, who came over to the US to get married and have the honeymoon all at once.  I first met this person when they were nine, and now they're married... (I feel old again). It's hard, in a piece like this, to avoid rambling, so I'll stop now, except for one final point: This past month genuinely ranks as one of my top Life Experiences.  That may sound like an exaggeration, but if you know me, you know how important this site has been to me over the years.  Eric, if I ever get the chance to do it again, I will have your arm off at the elbow! And, you know, I think the rest of my family will as well ...

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