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Aluminum bronzing powder

Ok, i need aluminum bronzing powder, no not for thermite, there are more fun things to do with it, but along the same lines. The only problem is at all my local crafts stores, hardware stores and paint stores, no one sells it. I thought about using an etch-e-sketch but big ones are hard to find, kinda expensive if i wanna buy 5+ and also, half the powder is not fine at all. Grinding up aluminum foil isn't gonna work for me becasue i can't find a ball mill under $100 (not even a crap one), and i sure as sh-- ain't gonna sit there filing it off a bar. Parents aren't going to let me buy it off the internet (i wouldn't any way the prices are outrageous and they limit how much u can buy a year), electrolysis maybe? But what would i use? A battery charger? Or are their secret code names that they sell it under at hardware/paint stores? HELP

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can magnetism go through Bronze? Answered

If anybody is near a metal shop and you know they have bronze can you see if the bronze will keep magnetism from penetrating the other side? You should take some light weight iron and a strong magnet and see if they attract.

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how to clean antique bronze lamp?

I bought an antique bronze and coper lamp.  I have cleaned it somewhaat, yet, i havent been succedssful cleaning it all the way.  Any tips?

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Bronze Rubiks Cube - Heavy and Functional

This Rubik's Cube is made out of bronze and can be used just like a regular Rubik's Cube even if there's no difference of the faces to try and solve. So even if it's "useless" it's still a lovely item and an impressive build. Link

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Is there any reaction between aluminum an bronze? Answered

I would like to use some bronze bushings on an aluminum rod, but would like to know if some kind of reaction will happen (like the aluminum corroding or something bad). Thanks

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Bug report: medal didn't switch from bronze to silver after 10+ featured

Based on the new "medal" system, I should now have a silver medal for having 10+ featured - I know I've seen this on other's profiles: https://www.instructables.com/community/May-2014-site-update-achievements-new-editor/ My 9th and 10th Instructables were just featured last week, so I'm not sure if there's some processing delay, or if this has to be done manually? Anyway, I demand immediate recognition in the form of fake internet medals! ...kidding, just thought I'd point this out in case it's supposed to be automated and there's a system-wide bug. If there's a delay or it has to be done manually by staff somehow, no big deal.

Topic by Ben Finio  


Someone explain the new badge feature?

I'm not sure where else to ask this question but I'm very curious. Lately, I've just noticed that "badges" have been appended to my profile when I comment. Like below: What are these? I have no idea what they are, but for some reason I want more of them. How did we acquire more badges? Thanks

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bare bronze welding cast iron

If you happen to have a some what rare car, or one that is simply thirty or more years old, you may find that if you ever crack your manifold exauhst that you can not get another by simply going to a (pick and pull) So, the first thought is..most of the time, "I will simply zap it with NIRod". WRONG! an old manifold that has repeatedly heated and cooled is very brittle and the sudden change in temp and too rapid cooling may crack it even more. Now what i do is use bare bronze rod and braze the crack. Here is how i do it. First I find the ends of the cracks and drill a 1/4 hole half way through the material at each end of the cracks. Next I use a rose bud torch and heat up the cast iron as evenly as possible peening with a hammer lightly to releive stress in the casting. After about five minutes of this I quickly switch to a oxy-actl. brazing tip and start my pass. The first thing i do is heat up as much of the crack as i can to cherry red and sear one coat of bronze using plenty of flux. Then I start at one end of the crack and fill in the crack that i had previously veed out with a grinder to half way of the depth of the material and no more than 1/4 inch wide. I use an overlapping spot weld like technique. i lay a small amount of bronze, remove heat for a second and overlapp where i left out. When done I have a bronze brazing weld with no undercut or cold roll. Then i use the rose bud again for some post heating gradulay reducing the heat and peening with hammer again. Then I quickly take the whole peice and cover it in powdered lime so that it cools very slowly. This will stop it from cracking due to rapid cooling. Also it may put some ductility in the cast iron. It takes about four hours to be cool enough to touch with the bare hand. Then I grind the bronze weld flush and inspect the weld to see if i got proper bonding, all you should see is a ribbon of nbronze that has no porosity or cavities. I have also done rare boat manifolds like this when repeative NIRod was used at other shops and they broke every time. Still no 100 percent with cast iron like this. Sometimes it just cracks more, after all it is a dirty porous metal that is very brittel. Anyway, i have had very good luck doing it this way

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Can you separate silver from bronze? Answered

I got some bad artwork made from bronze and silver. I was wondering if it can be separated for scrap.

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What set do you find the bronze 5 potition connectors in?? Answered

It has recently been brought to my attention that in both of KnexStealth's ibles he uses bronze 5 position connectors. This has brought a question to mind. Where does he get them?? I looked a little bit more and found other people have them as well. I hope someone can remember what set they got them in. I included the only picture I could find of a bronze connector. (It's the one on the bottem) Thanks By the way I will award best answer.

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Is there any way to permanently change the finish (color) on a shower-head? From Brass to Bronze? Or Chrome to Bronze?

I would like to get a Grohe Freehander (http://www.groheamerica.com/t/_3874.html ) shower system for my bathroom, but all the fixtures I have are aged copper or aged bronze.. The fixture comes in chrome, nickel or polished brass, the cheapest being the chrome or the nickel. Is is possible to alter the finish after I purchase it?

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coin/penny battery

Can i make a ''coin/penny battery'' with ''Bronze and Aluminium'' alloyed coin????. well my country's currency coins have following Composition: 1: Bronze and Aluminium       1 rs 2: Brass and Aluminium         2 rs 3: Cupro-nickel                      3 rs can i use any of them to make coin/penny battery?????please tell me if any of them will work.....

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Sterio Speaker to Headphones?

Im trying to hook my small sterio speaker to a headphones jack it starts with 2 wires and inside the wires are Bronze and Red and on the other they are Bronze and Green so how do i do it?

Question by Domoper  


how to make hammered sculpture in the method used on Statue of Liberty and Portlandia? Answered

I'd like to sculpt a large piece but can't afford bronze casting. Hammered copper or bronze has a good look but need info on the process.

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What coin is this?? Answered

I found this coin while looking through my collection, but i dont know how old it is or what type of currency it was used as, -its middle eastern. -Its written in hebrew -I think its made of bronze

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how can i make a flashback arrestor for my hho generator.

I tried to make the one with bronze wool and it didnt work. any other suggestions because i rly dont want to blow it up again.

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What are medals and how do you get them? Answered

I've seen several medals that different instructables members have gotten. It shows up just to the right of your profile picture when you comment. Then when you hover over them it tells you gold medal, 100+ instructibles featured etc. I was wondering how you get them, and what exactly they are. I origionally thought that when you reach certain points that you automatically got them. But then I've had one featured and I haven't got the bronze medal for 1+ featured. I also reached 10,000 views and haven't gotten that bronze medal either.

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I am a sculptor who needs helpers who can fabricate non ferrous metal and glass. Where are they?

Geometric sculptor seeks apprentice/helper(s) to fabricate bronze and glass sheets into openable demonstrations of nesting geometric polyhedrons.

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Bearing/fulcrum for a pendulum

I want to swing a locket on a chain like a pendulum and I want to minmise the friction experienced where the chain attaches to the supporting post. What sort of bearing or similar device should I use for this? Ideally it should be available in a bronze/dirty brass colour but I guess I can deal with it if it isn't.

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How does this work?

So I'm new to this....I got a notice saying that my Instructable Milk Jug Skulls earned a bronze medal for having 10k views. But Now I see I'm up over 105k....how often does this get updated? I also entered a contest but how do you know where the votes are? Thanks for the info!!

Question by JasonF205  


WAT.1 paper airplane contest [closed]

WAT.>1 paper airplane contest [closed] New Contest: WAT.>1 Contest - This contest is simple, make a paper airplane, put the link in the comment and see if you have won or not! Prize: 1st Free Windows 7 Ultimate Activation Key Code, 2nd Free Microsoft Office 2010 Professional, 3rd Be a Extream Member of our group! Runners Ups Prizes: A Bronze Medal handed out by OrigamiAirEnforcer.   The contest ends at the 29th July 2011. To enter: Go to the comment [below] and put in the link of the instructables and you might want to put up you image to stand out and a comment about it. Prize: 1st: Free Windows 7 Ultimate Activation Key Code and a Gold Medal to be handed out from OrigamiAirEnforcer to the 1st prize person. 2nd: Free Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and a  Silver Medal to be handed out from   OrigamiAirEnforcer to the 2nd prize person. 3rd: Be a Extream Member of the Paper airplane builders [Club and group] 2 2011 group and a  Bronze Medal to be handed out from   OrigamiAirEnforcer to the 3rd prize person. Runners Ups: A Bronze Medal to be handed out from   OrigamiAirEnforcer. Objective: You needed to make any paper airplane but it got to be good as it can be and it has to be in the instructable.   Final Date: 28th July 2011.   Review Date 29th July 2011 Since vishalapar is the only one to enter it, he will get the taking part prize.

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Paper Airplane Contest (Closed)

In hopes of seeing more paper airplanes and innovative designers on Instructables.com, I have decided to host a mini-contest. My goal is to stimulate the paper airplane channel and encourage more paper airplane builders to post their innovative designs.  Performance Requirements: Entered paper airplanes must meet or exceed these requirements: Stability at all operation speeds A minimum range of 30 feet Durability to fly 30 feet or more after 15 flights Use of less than 15 pieces of tape in construction Use of less than 5 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 3 paper airplanes* one patch each. By default, these patches will be medals (1st place, Patch with Gold Medal image; 2nd Place, Patch with Silver Medal image; 3rd Place, Patch with Bronze Medal Image). If the winners of the patches would like a different image, there will be a 24 hour period between the announcement of the winners and the awarding of the patches. During this time, the user would need to send me a private message with their desired picture. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide, each entrant can only win one prize. How To Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic as "Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, December 10, 2010 and end Monday, January 10, 2011. Entries must be published before Tuesday, January 4, 2011. From January 4 to January 10, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Entries:   wat.: "Hammerhead Glider" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Hammerhead-Glider/) legoman111: "Blizzard" (https://www.instructables.com/id/the-blizzard-paper-airplane/)

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Remelting Plastics

Has anyone experienced remelting plastics from around the house/recycling bin in order to cast objects? After reading about the backyardfoundry for aluminun and such, I realized that I'm much more interested in plastic and casting plastic parts and art things. Also, it could be cheap and plentiful. I have the moldmaking knowledge for aluminun and bronze but want a plastic medium for the casting material so I can work at home/backyard without the foundry equipment.

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Where to buy enamel paint(online shops)?

Hello! I live in croatia, and I can't seem to find what im looking for here.  I am searchng for a shop that sells all kind of automotive paints, and ALSO has worldwide shipping! Im searching for the Bronze enamel paint, as I have to paint my Motorcycle, which is made of plastic. Also, I am not looking for aerosol paints, just the ones in the bucket..

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Another Achievements/Badge Idea

Right now, there are 3 Achievements: 1-100+ Featured, 100-1000+ Comments, and, 10K-10M Views. I think it would be nice to add another achievement option: Favorites (# of times people have clicked "favorite", all of them combined) For example: 100 Fav's (bronze-easiest), 1000 Fav's silver-(Harder) and, 50,000* Fav's (gold-Almost Impossible) * either 10,000 or 20,000, 50,000 I think these can be good

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Need information on casting sculpture from small scale wax originals (8""-12"),

I have a propane roofing torch, which will be my heat source. I need to know how to build a small crucible and pouring device, and how to make molds from my waz originals. I plan to pour Aluminum, because it has a relatively low melting point, but I would also like to make objects in bronze, if possible.

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how i do an engraved brass gorget for a redcoat unoiform? Answered

Hi guys im making an accurate redcoat officers uniform....any ideas how i do an engraved brass gorget. it has the lion and unicorn crest on.it...failing that id like to make the order of the and garter star medal.....any ideas?. there are several kinds of gorget..some engraved some with the design pressed from behind the two pics are of the star.( about the size of a spread hand. and  the gorget is either brass or bronze)

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Parys Mountain

General interest: I went there (surface) this year, it's pretty-much dead (due to heavy-metal contamination), a spooky "outer-space" sort of place. Near Amlwch on Anglesey (that's Wales) The site contains several mines worked since the Bronze age, it was once the largest copper mine in the world. This site has some great photos of the underground levels, recently drained: www.parysmountain.co.uk/ (I nicked an image) note that 1 fathom is 6 feet. Google Earth: W 4o20 '40", N 53o23'10"

Topic by lemonie  


Gameboy Volt / Speed ?

Hi, I am working on a little project with my olde Gameboy Color ! I am taking it out of its case, and building a wooden / bronze one in SteamPunk Style. Now to get even Nerdier i am considering to build a "Stirling engine" and power the little machine with a Dynamo attached to it! However this might turn out, i would like to know if the dynamo generates more than 3V if that would speed the Gameboy up, or simply fry it? I will add a Good Resistor to prevent that btw :p

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Sculpey too lightweight, any ideas on making a small item weigh more? Answered

I have made several patterns from Sculpey for a friend who does bronze castings of them. They are runes that end up on SCA helms. They measure 1.5" x 1" x 1/8".  Rune size. The problem is that my Sculpey originals have little or no weight to them, causing difficulty in getting them to shake out of the casting sand. (If they were heavier, they would easily fall out, we have to use a pick to lift them out, which messes up the sand) Any thoughts on making the Sculpey weigh more? 

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3D printing and CNC materials question

Hi there! What common material is best for off-the shelf rigid rods/bars for things like 3D printers and CNC machines? I'm actually thinking about making a 3d pantograph for expansion/reduction of originals sculpted in epoxy, (perhaps to be added/linked with a print/machining rig later. I see a lot of what seems to be steel tube or rod in people's projects, but steel is bouncy. Is there a particular cast or extruded alloy of steel or aluminum? Cast iron? Bronze or brass? I don't have a machine shop or a lot of money, so I have to use stock material or salvage, and I'm not so sanguine about salvage for this most critical element of the machine. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Woodworking, Craft, & Design classes at 3rd Ward in NY

3rd Ward, an art facility in Brooklyn, New York, is offering a wide range of classes for our upcoming summer session! We have everything from basic woodworking to jewelry making to furniture refinishing to digital design. Some of our classes this summer include...How to Make Crappy Stuff Awesome - Learn the basic concepts for creating furniture and other useful objects out of recycled and found materials for little or no investment.Cuttlefish Casting - Learn the ancient technique of small scale mold making and bronze casting using the fossilized backbone of a cuttlefish!Screenprinting - Learn how to set up a screen printing "lab" and make prints in your very own home.Spaces are limited so make sure to sign-up ASAP!For more information and a full list of classes, check out http://3rdward.com/classes

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Design my new Avatar! (Contest Closed)

Use Photoshop, Paint, Gimp or some other image editing program to design my next avatar. Add sunglasses, beards, beats, etc. Put your design in the comments and if I chose it when the contest closes I will send you a winning patch plus I will use the design as my avatar for a month! Hurry...contest closes tomorrow. I have changed it so that all 3 winners below get a patch. (Gold, Silver and Bronze patches.) Plus I will use vroom...vroom's winning design as my avatar for a month! Winners: 1st Place: vroom...vroom...'s "Lego Dilbert": 2nd Place: canucksgirl's "Lego Man Lives": 3rd Place: Shadow Ranger's "Salt Water Block Croc": Thank-You Everyone for entering and I will do this again sometime!

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Beginner Jewellery maker. Question about gold/silver plating

Hi there, I'm starting jewellery making as a complete beginner and want to use Metal Clays to do this as it seems one of the easier and cheaper ways to make jewellery at home. I looked into lost wax casting, but there are no studios or workshops near where I live to do this. I really love gold jewellery, and was wondering that if I used bronze, copper, or silver clay, am I able to plate it too? I've seen those electroplating kits online, but I was wondering if it would work after I've finished making my jewellery piece with the clay.  I've also seen videos about 'silver accenting' copper clay... Is this just basically like coloured base metal (costume jewellery), or is it real sterling silver (i.e high end costume jewellery). Any insight anyone can provide is very much appreciated! :) Erika

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Rebuilding NordicTrack ski machine drive rollers

Many people still buy and use a NordicTrack Ski Machine, although these machines are not as popular as they once were. I have talked to people who say they just plain wore out a ski machine. The part that wears is the one-way clutch inside the drive rollers. NordicTrack makes the one-way clutch sound very mysterious. In reality it is a one-way needle bearing and is available from Amazon or locally from a good bearing shop. The internal diameter of the one-way needle bearing used in my machine (Challenger, similar to a 303) is 5/8 inch. The outer diameter is 7/8 inch. The width of the one-way needle bearing from end to end is 5/8 inch. I originally had hopes of being able to install new one-way needle bearings, myself; but, they together with the bronze sleeve bearings on either side of the one-way needle bearing inside each drive roller are pressed into place. Pressing bearings is not a job for the average home tinkerer but requires a bearing press capable of exerting tons of pressure in a very precise manner. You can often have a local machine shop press the bearings in your machine's drive rollers. Or, you can send them away to Nordic Track Guy and have them rebuilt for about $33 with a one week turnaround. The core of the rollers really does not wear out, but new rollers are available on the Internet from $65 to $95, depending on the vendor. From what I can find, some models used an alternate size. Check to be certain you order the correct rollers, if you choose to replace. One of my drive rollers suddenly began to hiccup. It seemed that the clutch did not always release immediately when I pulled my foot forward. Then I noticed a little mush in the response when I began to bring my foot back on the push stroke. Before you rebuild or replace your rollers, try this: Remove one side of your Ski Machine. See the second photo and check the exploded diagram in your manual. Four nuts and two screws, all plainly visible, need to be removed. Slide the washers and the roller off of the top side. The shaft and flywheel can be wiggled out of the other side without removing anything from that side. Remove the washers and the roller from that side, too. Flush the one-way needle bearing by squirting some penetrating oil, like Liquid Wrench, into the bearing. Work it both ways with your smallest finger. Push a facial tissue into the shaft hole in the roller and sop away the penetrating oil and any metallic dust it lifts. Do this several times. Let the rollers air dry. A little lubrication is good. People who comment on lubrication for one-way needle bearings use Tri-Flo (I am not familiar with it.) or they use a little ATF transmission fluid. You want enough to lubricate, but not so much that the bearings slip. (But, see the comments below where the oil impregnated bronze sleeve bearings are supposed to supply enough lubrication for the needle bearings.) Put the rollers back in place on the shaft. Check to be certain they grab on the rearward stroke and release on the forward stroke. Reassemble the machine. Do not forget the washers between the roller and the side board. My machine works again as it should. The day will likely come when this simple fix does not help, and I will need to rebuild or replace the rollers then. But, for now, my rollers have a new lease on life. What follows is for your information. The first photo is of a portion of the back cover of the manual that came with my machine. It shows a cutaway image of the drive roller. The black printing is mine. Notice the three cylinders inside the drive roller. The outer two are bronze sleeve bearings. The center one looks like a roller bearing, but is a one-way needle bearing. A one-way needle bearing is essentially a roller bearing, but the rollers are able to move forward and backward a little in their cage. There is a wedge shape for the axle of each roller that causes the rollers to bind between the bearing cage and the shaft when the rotation is in one direction, but they are free in the other direction. Here is a description of how they work with graphics. This link is for an Instructable about a number of modifications I made to our NordicTrack ski machine, including how it can be stored vertically in a closet. If you do not have a digital monitor for your skier, or need to replace one, here is an Instructable on how to make your own from a digital bicycle speedometer.  Check NordicParts for any parts you need, also Nordic Fitness Ski Machines. Danny at Nordic Fitness Ski Machines has some very nice new rollers for sale.

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(newsletter) Laser Lighter, Cardboard Furniture, Climbing Gorilla...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back!NEW CONTEST: Create something crafty with or for a kid for the SINGER Kids Crafts Contest and win a sweet new serger from SINGER!NEW CONTEST: Make a 30-second how-to video for the Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest and win an awesome Flip MinoHD video camera! Winning videos will be featured on Forbes.com.Build anything using cardboard, and enter the Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest to win a huge package of Gorilla Glue supplies and gear!Cook up something tasty for the Low & Slow BBQ Contest and win a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, and autographed copies of the new Low & Slow BBQ book! Contest Winners! See which awesome projects won the Pocket-Sized Contest and the Get in the Garden Contest! Rubber Hose Chair Drumsticks World's Best Cardboard Chair Open a Pesky Pistachio Nut Share something cool quickly! Get crafty! Make a Cardboard Billfold or Wallet! Music Visualizer (oscilloscope) Udon Noodles in Miso Sauce Make Furniture With Cardboard! Make Paper Beads Build an Analog Vocoder Climbing Cardboard Gorilla Make a Berry Picker with PVC Submit a cardboard creation andwin a prize pack from Gorilla Glue! Cook up something tasty! Cheapy Laser Lighter Burner Urban Artwork Using Bead Plates Bioshock Belt Buckle in Bronze Carve a Shrink Cup Sign-up for this newsletter:

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'ible points

I have a new idea for a simple ranking system on instructables. The system would use points, you would get points for doing things around the site. A few examples of what rewards points: Using Instructables. The more you use Instructables, the more points you get. Using our Forums system. Creating Instructions. Using a premium Membership. Recruit friends into our Membership program. Adding and verifying your email address in Settings. Donations. View count. Medallion scheme. A few examples of the points you would get: Using Instructables. The more you use Instructables, the more points you get. (every hour on the site actively would get you 0.1 points) Using our Forums system.                                                                       (Your total posts are divided by 100 when converted into 'ible points). Creating Instructions.               (for every instructable posted you would get 5 points and if the 'ible got featured you would get 25 points) Using a PRO Membership.                                                                                             (A PRO membership would give you 50 points) Adding and verifying your email address in Settings.                                                            (This would get you 20 points) Donations.                                                                                        (each donation would get you a certain amount depending on the size) View count.                                                                                        (Your view count is divided by 10 and the result i the points you get) Medallion scheme.          (If you have a bronze medal you would get one point, silver medals would get you two points and a gold medal would get you three points.) The points could be displayed near the medallions as a shield or similar. Would this idea work and i so could it lease be considered by the editors?

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Webdesign / Attractive, smart, effective webdesign service

Hello to all you instructable people. Firstly, this is my first post and I want to say, what an amazing website, i cant believe its taking me this long to find this site. I haven't closed the tab for this site all day. So many interesting read, projects and ideas. And the community seems to be real nice. Many forums i visit are horrible places with kids swearing and arguing with each other. Secondly, IM offering my webdesign services to the community. Perhaps you want to showcase your projects on your own site. Certainly looks proffesional if you have your own website to show to interviewers or potential clients. Or maybe you want to sell your instructables? I have a package which will set you up with a fully functioning ecommerce website. Allowing you to add your own items to sell with ease. Bronze Package($59): 3 PAGE BESPOKE WEBSITE PICTURE GALLERY VIDEO PLAYER FORM SUBMISSION DOMAIN & HOSTING FOR A YEAR SOCIAL NETWORKING INTEGRATION SEARCH ENGINE OPTMISATION GOOGLE MAPS AND GOOGLE PLACES INTERGRATED EMAIL SETUP Silver Package ($99): 5 PAGE BESPOKE WEBSITE PICTURE GALLERY VIDEO PLAYER FORM SUBMISSION DOMAIN & HOSTING FOR A YEAR SOCIAL NETWORKING INTERGRATION SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION GOOGLE MAPS AND GOOGLE PLACES INTERGRATED PAYPAL SHOP (SELL YOUR PRODUCTS ON YOUR WEBSITE) EMAIL SETUP Gold Package$149: 10 PAGE BESPOKE ECOMMERCE WEBSITE PICTURE GALLERY VIDEO PLAYER FORM SUBMISSION DOMAIN & HOSTING FOR A YEAR SOCIAL NETWORKING INTERGRATION SEARCH ENGINE OPTMISATION GOOGLE MAPS AND GOOGLE PLACES INTER GRATED EMAIL SETUP LOGO DESIGN, ORIGINAL, UNIQUE LOGO TO CATCH THE EYE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS AND REPRESENT YOUR BUSINESS THIS PACKAGE IS DESIGNED FOR A COMPANY OR BUSINESS THAT WANT TO EXPAND THERE SHOP/PRODUCT AND START SELLING ON THE WEB WITH A FULLY FUNCTIONING ECOMMERCE SITE EXAMPLE:http://www.eeventical.com/ Whatever your needs I can cater for them. www.superdecwebdesign.com Contact me at grbmedia@live.co.uk Many thanks George

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Last day to enter your robot in Robogames

Whether or not you have entered the Instructables/Robogames contest, you can enter your robot in Robogames itself. But today, Monday May 19, is the last day to enter! (Instructables contest entry runs though June 29.)David Calkins, president of the Robotics Society of America which puts on Robogames, says:WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?It's the last day to register. I know you LOVE to wait til last day, andtoday is it. So let's do it:http://www.buildersdb.com/eventdetail.asp?eventid=232"World's Largest Robot Competition"-Guinness Book of RecordsRoboGames, the world's largest open robot competition, invites mechanics,closet machinists, artists and engineers of all ages, skills and means tocompete at RoboGames this June. RoboGames is listed in the Guinness bookof records as the world's largest robot competition, and we want you to bea part of it! Yes! There is still time to register your robot.With over different 70 events to choose from, any robot, in any form, iswelcome to compete! From art robots to autonomous navigation, robot sumoto fire fighting, even bots that don't fit into any category can registerfor "best of show.""Top Ten Best North American Geek Fests."-WiredThe event is open to anyone, not just university students, professionals,or other schools. Some of the finest builders are garage mechanics andbackyard experimenters, but RoboGames also hosts professional engineers,robotics companies, and other organized teams. RoboGames also encouragesyoung engineers to come out and show their stuff, so we made more than 10events just for under-18 events with NO registration fees!"SportCenter's Top Ten"-ESPNParticipants will be joining an international field of competitors (over 30countries were represented last year) and competing for the prestigiousgold, silver and bronze medals awarded in every event! RoboGames is anexcellent opportunity to indulge mechanical know-how, adapt sciencefetishes for good and come out and play among fellow makers, thinkers andbuilders.The event opens to the public June 13-15th, and fills the stands withpeople eager to see your bot.Register here:http://www.buildersdb.com/eventdetail.asp?eventid=232

Topic by rachel    |  last reply


Pro member's discount and other

I was looking through the discounts that pro instructables members get (which I am). I saw a 10% off your purchase from adafruit. It said that you can only use it once but I have never used it before. I was trying to buy an arduino uno, full sized breadboard, and breadboard wires. When I entered the code that I got (which I wont say on here but private message me if you need to know it) in the "enter gift certificates or discount codes" box in your cart it says invalid coupon code. Away from that, On the iOS app running iOS 6.1.6, there are many glitches in the app. One of them is that in the contest tab, it only shows some of the current contests, none of the finished and rarely it will show one that is being judged or open for voting only. Then it doesn't show all of the contests. For example, today, 6/30/14 at 4:30 pm Pacific time, It shows 15 out of 23 contests. It shows the contests: squeeze ore out of summer, Epilog 6, summer #mikehacks, paint it, great outdoors, lego, knex, metal, home tech, hair and makeup, concrete, glue, bbq, swimwear, and battery contest. The ones it doesn't show on the app that appear on the website are green design, launch it, wheels, outdoor workshop, bees, tarun featured author, r/c, and pallet contests.  Some website problems are also there, Often times you will have to click search twice because the first time it will just go to the featured page. You also have to click twice to place a comment. I'm not sure if this is a bug but I posted a Q and A topic about how I haven't got a medal for different things like being featured and getting views and also comments. I've got one featured and about 13.5k views. I should have two bronze medals. In the Q and A topic someone answered that I might not be able to get them for a certain amount of time: e.g. a year, I've been a member for about six months, so I thought that might be true.Then I saw that Bhawya already has 6 achievements including 3 medals, and she has been a member for less time than me. Also, a suggestion, it would be nice to have forums, groups, and Q&A; on the iOS app. And a collections section.

Topic by pucksurfer    |  last reply


Paper Airplane Contest 2 (Closed)

In hopes of seeing more paper airplanes and innovative designers on Instructables.com, I have decided to host a second mini-contest. My goal is to stimulate the paper airplane channel and encourage more paper airplane builders to post their innovative designs. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Stability at all operation speeds • A minimum glide range of 30 feet (9.144 meters) • Durability to fly 30 feet or more after 15 flights • Use of less than 15 inches (0.381 meters) of tape in construction • Use of less than 5 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction • Ability to carry at least 6×100mg toothpicks • Provisions for landing gear and/or skids 2. Instructables Requirements: • 1 page strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • The sentence and link (see below) publicly indicating the instructable’s acceptance into this contest The sentence which must be displayed on your intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 2 (Instructable URL).” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. The first place winner will also recieve a 3 month Pro membership. By default, these patches will be medals (1st place, Patch with Gold Medal image and 3 month Pro membership; 2nd Place, Patch with Silver Medal image; 3rd Place, Patch with Bronze Medal Image; 4th Place, Patch with 4th Place lettering; 5th Place, Patch with 5th Place lettering). If the winners of the patches would like a different image, there will be a 24 hour period between the announcement of the winners and the awarding of the patches. During this time, the user would need to send me a private message with their desired picture. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. How To Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My Paper Airplane [Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Current Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, January 14, 2011 and ends Monday, February 14, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, February 11, 2011. From February 11 to February 14, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Current Entries:

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer    |  last reply


May 2014 site update - achievements + new editor

Last night we rolled out a few new features of the site that you may have already noticed, the largest impact will be around the new editor when authoring an Instructable and achievements badges (as seen on comments). New Editor: We've had a "try the new editor" button at the top of the old editor a few months now, giving you ample opportunity to kick the tires, test out the new interface, and see the direction we're heading. We've now officially dumped the old editor in favor of the new. We're sad to see our faithful old editor go, but the new editor has many enhancements (like image dropping, step swapping, and enabling hyperlinks just by pasting them as text). We've worked hard for this new editor to be more robust than its predecessor and last just as long. As with all new things, there's going to be some hiccups along the way. If you notice anything don't be shy about leaving a comment here detailing what you've experienced. Achievements: About 3 years ago we started kicking around the idea of rewarding authors with medals for milestones reached on our site. We thought it would be a fun way to showcase amazing authors at a glance beyond just the "featured" banner (which is now a medal that hangs at the top of your Instructable). A few things came in the way of making that happen when we first thought of gamification (launching of the international Instructables and some major back-end overhauls) but we've finally made the time to make it a reality. We've started with bronze/silver/gold achievements for featured Instructables, comments, and views and have plans to roll out more achievements later. For now, these will display on comments you leave which will augment the profile card that generates when you mouse-over your username. Look for medals to make their way to your profile page in an update soon. Other notes from this release: (fixed) heaps of boring back end stuff (fixed) Instructables with more than 50 comments have the 'next' button to view remainder of comments (fixed) remove related collections from draft preview (new) editor supports youku.com embed links (you're welcome, China) (new) revamped keyword entry (new) as we work with sponsors there will be a 'sponsored' label in lieu if a 'featured' label (new) International Instructables received some much needed love for user interface As with all updates to Instructables we want to hear your feedback. In the coming weeks we'll be tweaking this update so things all play nice together and work like they are supposed to. Remember to clear your browser cache completely and refresh the site to get the best results. So, what do you think?

Topic by mikeasaurus    |  last reply


Paper Airplane Contest 3 (Closed)

In hopes of seeing more paper airplanes and innovative designers on Instructables.com, I have decided to host a third mini-contest. My goal is to stimulate the paper airplane channel and encourage more paper airplane builders to post their innovative designs. For this contest, the specification is for a stunt plane. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Ability to perform a loop, wingover and/or a Cuban eight • Durability to fly at least 15 flights • Use of less than 15 inches (0.381 meters) of tape in construction • Use of less than 5 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction 2. Instructables Requirements: • 1 page strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 3 (https://www.instructables.com/community/Paper-Airplane-Contest-3-Open/).” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. The first place winner will also receive a 3 month Pro membership. These patches will be medals (1st place, Patch with Gold Medal image and 3 month Pro membership; 2nd Place, Patch with Silver Medal image; 3rd Place, Patch with Bronze Medal Image; 4th Place, Patch with 4th Place lettering; 5th Place, Patch with 5th Place lettering). *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. How To Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My Paper Airplane [Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Current Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Monday, March 14, 2011 and ends Friday, April 8, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, April 8, 2011. From April 8 to April 11, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Entries: ATTILAtheHUNgry: (https://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-best-Paper-Airplane-simple-and-sturdy/) heavyfire88: "The Outsider" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Ready-for-the-competition-The-Outsider/) Results: 1st Place: heavyfire88: "Outsider" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Ready-for-the-competition-The-Outsider/) 2nd Place: ATTILAtheHUNgry: "Havoc*" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-best-Paper-Airplane-simple-and-sturdy/) *Unofficial name

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer    |  last reply


Buy this and make something cool

My place of employment is currently trying to clean out a warehouse full of stuff they don't use, and I've been given permission to have a yard sale! I thought some of it could be used by the Instructables community to craft something amazing. First thing up for grabs is lots of (mostly) steel wire. Price is negotiable. Make me an offer or it gets dumped in the recycle bin in a few weeks. I have lots of different stuff to get rid of some of the more useful stuff might appear here (I got some aluminum squares of various sizes that could go). email garagesale@pittraffic.com or PM here. 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Topic by Rainbowlaces    |  last reply


Polishing small or very detailed metal parts - the easy way ;)

I should not get hoocked on the cummunity side here again but well, I am bored today...If you have a vintage car, some old steam engine models or even really old clocks then you know my pain.Copper, brass and sometimes aluminium was used and if not cared for in time they nice shine goes first.Dirt and dust come next.And with more time passed we start to consider leaving it as the polishing would take forever.Take one of my "hobbies": old mantle clocks...Literally everything inside is brass.Now polishing a bass backing plate with some holes is quite easy if you have an ultrasonic cleaner to clean the debris out of the tiny holes when done.Even tried to polish a sprocket or fine spring mechanism?If spoked then this is a really painful job.But the same is true if you have old copper and brass ware, like these old stenciled pictures on copper sheets.No matter what you try these jobs end up to take more time than what you imagined and in many cases fine details are left oxidised or filled with the polishing compount.Now imagine you could get rid of these tarnishes and discolorations without cramps in your hand and bying all sorts of polishing products?Sure there are the well known brands that polish a lot of metal with ease by simply wiping over them.But they use harmful and often toxic chemicals and are still no good for really fine details like grooves or emossed stuff.Wearing gloves and protection is often a must and at least I can't stand the stink of them.We all know how to clean our dishes, even how to get the dried on lasagne from last night off the dinner plates.So why not do the same with our brass, copper or aluminium parts?Just use a spongue, rub and wipe a bit, rinse off and let dry.Ok, those who tried before reding the rest might be a bit angry now as it does not work that easy.Well, actually it does, just don't use dishwashing liquid :)Let me give you two of the worst cleaning problems I encountered first:You did some very fine brazing to create something nice from brass or bronze.The flux you can wash off, but polishing the discoloration from the heat and resulting oxidisation will take longe than the brazing job.The other ecounter was the restauration of a petromax style blow torch of alomst 60 years of age - but thankfully it was never used for more than decoration.All brass and a lot parts impossible to polish due to size and being quite delicate.Now we all have ways to spend a lot of time and being creative to use normal ways of polishing.And, yes I did so myself for many years and kick can myself now too.Since we can't do any advertising here and I clearly don't want to promote any brands or harm other brands by rendering their costly products useless I need a way out that helps everyone.So, again, I am not trying to promote anything here!However I noticed someone in my favourite restaurants kitchen polishing some dark copper pot to a mirrow shine in less than 5 minutes!I was shocked and asked the manager to explain what I just saw.He was confused to say the least..."We clean our pots every day, sometimes more depending on what we cooked in them."Sure but what do you use to do what I need several hours for in minutes and with better results?"Just water and soapy powder to shine the metal sir. All natural product."Omg god or Kali! What makes it shine so quickly?"Shining powder sir!" - mind you the poor guy was now totally confused and worried, while I started to loose my insanity.He noticed the look on my face and went into the kitchen.Gave me a fance looking bag that apart from a lot of Indian writing I could not make any sense of stated "Shining powder" on the pack.When the manager saw the look on face this time he laughed and asked "How do you clean your copper pots sir?"I was speechless and just said with much more time and elbow grease...He packed about thimble worth of powder for me to try and said it would be enough for a medium sizde pot, just use a wet spongue and put a little bit of powder on it.And guess what the stuff worked as good as in the restaurant :(I can't even count how many hours I wasted polishing copper or brass parts with fine details.Or engine parts from aluminium with brass parts inside....With this stuff you just wipe and tough cases rub a bit harder and all is done in literally seconds.In tight areas or those with fine details you use a fine brush like those for painting in water colors.And with that and a spongue you clean even the finest details with ease.In an ultrasonic cleaner it even works on areas you can't reach, just wipe what you can reach and see somehow and it shines.Now if you want this magic stuff and check if the guy here is just pulling your leg then be prepared to pay a lot of money.200 grams of this powder will set you back between 5 and 15 bucks depending on where you shop.That is enough clean about 300 midsized copper pots or a few hundret meters of copper piping....Just ask for shining powder in your Indian grocery store ;)We all waste money or stuff we don't need, so if you have coper, brass or aluminium to polish then try washing it the Indian way - just for fun of testing something else.And if after that test you think the few bucks and information was well worth it than please post your experience with the powder in the comments below.I hope all those members here working with these metals will read this too, so if not help me to spread the word please ;)I am struggling to upload some pics I have taken from the blow torch but will try again alter once I reduced their size.If in doubt I will upload them to a hoster and link them.Disclaimer:I don't advertise, I don't promote!However I am so pleased with this dirt cheap product that I use it now as my prefered and natural option.For this reason I think it is worth sharing.It is not a magic cure! If you have pitted areas, solder marks or brazin coming out of joints it will not help.Same for scratches, they still require abrasive polishing to be removed.But normal dirt from being displayed for years, oxidisation and even slight discoloration from corrosion will vanish.And if the surface has a good polish underneath all this than it will come back with ease ;)

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