Update! The Secret Service is Calling Me! Help!! I Got his number!

Hi,I don't know if you recall from an early form topic but I was receiving a lot of prank calls almost daily telling me to join the secret service. It was really pissing me off. Well I got his number. Don't ask me how but I have got it.His Name is Tony Mathews.Home Number: 608 233-8343E-mail:tonymath@hotmail.comIf you want to spam him, call him back that would be great. But be sure not to link him back to me and instructables. Thanks and have a good time,Joe

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


I'm back!

Yer so I'm back and I bring a new gun! *cheers* its a slide gun which has a slide lock and a slide of course but I'm still working on it and if you keep pestering me about I will probably release it so ask me questions and make suggestions.

Topic by smidge147 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


I'm Back >:)

~~Hey I'm new to instructables, i haven't posted anything yet. Let me take this chance to to say something about myself~~ So corruptedppl left. Which means that I am back lets hope the same thing won't happen with all the bugs and errors and logging issues like when chicken2209 left I'm back baby! did you miss me?

Topic by Chicken2209 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


im back

Hi all im back from sleepaway camp..... anyone want to fill me in on whats new here?

Topic by tech-king 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I have a computer with a phone modem. Does anyone know how to make it call my house? Answered

I have a Dell Inspirion 530. It is running windows Vista and it has a built-in phone modem.

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


I'm Back...?

Ok guys, I am back (after 2 days)! The reason was because someone hacked and deleted my account so I have to start afresh. Any ideas for me to post?

Topic by akshat21045 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how do i change my name back? Answered

yes it's true i'm back bud wtf how do i change my name back

Question by k-n-e-x(leaved ibls) 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Call for videos!

Aka How to receive feedback, get featured, and be awarded internet fame + more!I know it's been a minute since I've put a post like this in the forums, so allow me to (re?)introduce myself.Hai!I'm audreyObscura. I love making stuff, playing with cameras, petting dogs, and eating pizza. I've worked here at Instructables since 2012 doing a little bit of everything, and I solemnly swear that the best thing about working here is getting to learn something new every day from amazing community members like YOU!These days, a good chunk of my time is spent queuing our posts on social media platforms and boosting Instructables authors that use Twitter and Facebook to share their projects. (And finding the perfect gif to reply to Twitter threads, I'm very good at it - try me.)I'd love to start featuring more videos and gifs on our channels, but need a little help from the community. We are looking for media to help give YOUR INSTRUCTABLES a boost on our social media feed! What we'd like to receive:Great, high quality, short-form videos (under 1 minute) GIFs! Under 3MB preferred (bonus points for perfect loops)Examples: What we don't want to receive: YouTube URLsProjects hosted outside of Instructables.com What you'll get out of it:Momentary internet fame and all the warm and fuzzies that come along with community recognition!An Instructables Author Thank You pack in the mail which includes our super sweet Robot Stickers, an idea notebook, pencils, and a super fun enamel pin!Feedback! We want to work with you and coach you through making great feature-worthy content. If you share something that isn't quite up to our snuff to post to our channels, have no fear, we'll still send you a little gift AND let you know HOW you can improve your content!If you go above and beyond, maybe we'll send you something extra too, so impress us! Send your vids to this email address!Have you already posted an Instructable with a great demo video or explainer gif? Drop us a link in the comment section below and we'll review your project to see if it's a good fit for our social media feed!Lastly, I wanted to leave this post with some inspiration and some skill building tips to get started. Hope these help: How to make a gif How to turn movie clip into a gifPlease comment below with any questions you may have, and I can't wait to see what you share.Thanks!-Audrey

Topic by audreyobscura 6 months ago  |  last reply 4 months ago


The Secret Service is Calling Me! Help!!

Hi Friends,Recently someone has been calling me on my cell phone about 3 times a day saying they are the secret service from a private Caller ID. It is someone from my high school. I think they are using a spoof card because the phone number is blocked or the white houses number. It is really starting to piss me off and I need some help. They have called about 7 or 8 times in the last 2 days. Its really annoying. I called sprint to see what they could do but all they said was that I would need to contact local law enforcement to put it to a stop. The worst part is they are not only wasting there own and my own time but they are also working away at my phone bill. So, I need your help. What do you think I should do, contact the local police and get the perpetrator(s) arrested for impersonating a government member or should I try something else such as taking the law into my own hands (phone trap/ back spoofing)Thanks for all your help.Joe Rowley

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


I come back

happy china new year! Another day to tell you about New Year customs. i like new year~ i like  Smile~ please call me E-mail 845430593@qq.com QQ:845430593  

Topic by china candy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I'm Back

Hey everyone,     I know it's been a very long while since I posted last, but after much ado I am returning to Instructables to contribute more material in what ways I can. For those of you who are curious, the major highlights since I posted last are: 1) Graduated college (bachelor's in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University) 2) Started up my own website with a friend to share some of our electronics projects 3) Landed an internship far away from home (Ohio). I'm hailing from the LA area for the summer. 4) Ran my first 5k (okay, not of the same magnitude as the above, but I needed a good fourth item :-P)     For those of you that know me, and even for those of you that don't, feel free to ask me about anything. I'm particularly good with electronics and math (especially mental math).

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


Back to Dystopia...

You remember me telling that I had to take down Dystopia back here? I just say two words: APRIL FOOLS! :D I hope I managed to fool many of you guys. But I also got something for you: I made the pics of a vid I made while constructing the parallel arm lift, and I made the vid public for you guys!

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


I'm back.

I left because I was annoying people too much, and I got a PM from a mod telling me he 'expects better behaviour in future'. I kept meaning to get back to it, but I just got caught up in a lot of stuff which was happening. Its christmas day today, weird, because I'm currently in England. When I did get time to go on, I decided to play BF2:BC, TF2, Minecraft, HaloCE or Mercs2. Well thats pretty much it. I'm back.

Topic by ~Aeronous~ 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Audio Equipment Question: What is this Jack/Port called?

My friend and I are the only two members on our school's "Tech Team". We handle the audio during events in the auditorium. Well, the audio equipment is pretty old, and not very well taken care of. We came back from summer vacation and only have 4 working mics. Uh-oh. We have a bunch of dead cords, dead mics, an audio snake (is there a "proper" name for this?) with more than half the ports dead, and missing cables. Long story short, we have the task of getting new equipment (yay!). But first I need to know what this plug is called :/ So help me out? Anyone know this thing's official name?

Topic by Labot2001 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I'm back!

In the past month I've been scratching my itch to travel. I've been hiking in Japan, exploring Morocco, and relaxing in Parisian cafes and museums. So if you didn't see me around these parts it's because I wasn't around these parts. No new trips coming up, but getting outside of the US is always fun and I hope to do it again soon. But now I'm back! I'm looking forward to digging through what's been going on here in the past couple weeks and finding new things to make or do.

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I'm Back

Well, after a long absence I am finally back! It had to do with school and doing a VERY big project. Okay, so it was homework, oh well. The point is that I'm back to Instructables. Now, I'm terribly sorry to say to Katarukito that your Dragunuv took up too many pieces. I made up to the stock and realized I couldn't finish it. Seriously, it was a big let-down that I couldn't make it. Well, now that I am done with that, don't let me do anything. I need to finish the Storm 220. Wait, does that mean I have to get off my lazy butt?

Topic by Ratchet and Clank 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I'm back

Hi everybody, I'm back. I got really into airsoft and real guns earlier, and neglected my K'nex. Sorry if I have not replied to your comments, I have not been on in a while, and your feedback is appreciated. Anyway, does anybody still want the M16? If so, I'll finish it off and post. Or, if somebody wanted to help me improve the internals, that'd be fine too. After that, I'll probably make a SCAR-H, as I just got an airsoft replica, so the K'nex version should be very realistically sized. I'll probably make it a realistic replica (Fake bolt, real style take down, folding/collapsable stock, etc, etc), and not a shooting model. After that, I'll remake and improve the LMG. IDK what I'll do then.  If nobody wants the M16, I'll just go to the SCAR-H. If nobody wants that, I'll go to the LMG. 

Topic by rec0n 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


HELP ME!!!

Hello! please help, im making a scale model car wash that uses 4 brushes and top cloth strips to clean the car. How can i get the arms that hold the brushes to go in and out to wash the front and the back of the car? PLEASE HELP!!!

Topic by Mr.CarWashGuy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


K'nex and Call of Duty

Does anyone think there will be new K'nex guns once Call of Duty: Black Ops is released?  Give me your opinions.

Topic by D1rty Di3sel 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What are we called?

What do you call someone in instructables? A maker An instructabler? An ible-er (ibbler?) -suggestions- Me thinks we should have our own name!

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


I'm back! (Read if you care about me...or have heard of me) (UPDATED)

Hi guys! I am most ashamed. 2008 is practically over already, and I have come to the startling conclusion that, I didn't make anything this year!!! Instructables-wise at least. A whole year went by and I didn't publish a single instructable. School has been tough this year, tons of homework, projects and such.But don't worry! This year will be different! I vow to publish more instructables this year! It's been a year since I got here, and its about time I did my share! I promise you! New instructables! Better quality ones! More useful! Im baaack!Nothing can express my feeling more than this: Don't call it a comeback!I've been here for years!Rocking my peers,and putting suckers in fear!Making the tearsrain down like a monsoon,listen to the base goBOOM!'''UPDATE: I made a new ible: How to choose a good password: A few quick tips to staying safe*I'll fix the title later.It;s just a couple of tips on.....well...how to choose a good password.

Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Help about My call details checked by other person?

Anyone is working in Vodafone store, he was continue call and massage to me about my call details. I wish suit in court, can i do it. If yes, Please give me procedure. He was regularly blackmailing for my call details.

Question by JaiP2 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


On a call indicator light

I need to figure out a cost effective way to let people know I'm on a phone call. This solution needs to light an LED automatically when I am actively using the telephone. Is there a way for a simple circuit to sense when a phone line is in use and not cause any line interference? The circuit doesn't need to be powered through the phone line, it just needs to be able to sense that the line is in use.I know how to solder and understand basic electronics concepts but am also very teachable. If someone can point me to a schematic I can build it.There are ready made, but expensive, solutions for sale but the costs are restrictive. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Question by CementTruck 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


I'm back. Kind of...

Hey guys, it's MotaBoi and im just saying, I'm back.  Kind of, I still don't think I'll be making anything with k'nex anymore or what I will be posting.  I wrote to the moderator and he told me I could have my account back if I wrote 2 apologies and you guys accepted them.  One to Kevin, and one to the community.  Here's my apology to the community, and I will send a private message to Keven about my apology.  I wrote these before and I asked the moderator I talked to to post them for me, but he didnt really do anything about it. Hey guys, it's me, MotaBoi. As some of you may know kNeXFreek has recently come back to instructables and a few of us decided to play a practical joke on him by changing our display picture to something very offensive to him. I know some of you must be mad at me for doing this and I'm sorry. Why I'm apologizing to you guys like this now is because I need you to all forgive me so that I can have my account back. If you guys can forgive me and want me to be able to be back on ibles, please say so so that I can have my account back PS. If you have any questions about my guns or anything, post them to my OB so that I know, and spread the word!

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


Whats yours called?

I was just wondering, after seeing kiteman's new (ish) car named womble if many out there also named their mode of transport? I used to have a rust bucket of a beige fiat uno that was named bessie! Don't ask me why, even I can't remember!

Topic by beado4ever 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Calling Canadian Tatters

Did you or someone you know learn tatting (shuttle or needle) with my or any Instructable or online video? Are you Canadian and preferably around 30 or younger? If so there's a journalist in Canada working on a magazine article and she would love to talk to you. You can message me for contact information and please share if you know someone who might fit. Thanks!

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


robot that talks back ?

Hi so i'm building a Robot controlled by voice using my android phone and HC-05 Serial Bluetooth Module(Hi so i'm building a Robot controlled by voice using my android phone and HC-05 Serial Bluetooth Module so my question is how can i make the robot talk back to me ) so my question is how can i make the robot talk back to me simple things for exemple when i talk to the robot using my phone it will say YES SIR or tell jokes 

Question by omarb22 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


"Call Me Maybe": The Joseph Ducreux Translation

We all love Joseph Ducreux. The below meme (sorry you have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see it) gave me the idea for this forum. I decided Decreuxize the entire "Call Me Maybe" song! You can find the original lyrics here. Below is the parody. Engage in a Conversation with Me ~ Possibly I deposited a wish in the cylindrical reservoir. Do not inquire of me as to of what my fancy consisted, As I will forever withhold from you this piece of information. I turned my eyes upon your person as my wish descended, pulled by gravity, And currently, you are blocking my desired path. I would barter my soul in exchange for the gain of one of the cravings of my heart, And low-value coins in exchange for an osculation. I did not seek out this situation, However, currently, you are blocking my desired path. Your gaze was unwavering, Torn breeches, Epidermis was exposed, The night exhibited an unusually high temperature, And there were active air currents. To where are you intending upon traveling, my babe? Greetings. I just engaged in a first conversation with you, And this is insane. However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. I find it difficult to hold my eyes Upon your visage, my babe, However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. Greetings. I just engaged in a first conversation with you, And this is insane. However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. And the entirety of the other young males Endeavor to pursue me. However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. You were lax about contacting me, But I needed no such amount of time in order to fall. I gained absolutely nothing from you, However, you are continuing to block my desired path. I beseech, take on return, and purloin. I have the gift of legitimate precognition. I was, however, unaware that I would feel it. Despite this fact, it is blocking my desired path. Your gaze was unwavering, Torn breeches, Epidermis was exposed, The night exhibited an unusually high temperature, And there were active air currents. To where are you intending upon traveling, my babe? Greetings. I just engaged in a first conversation with you, And this is insane. However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. I find it difficult to hold my Eyes upon your visage, my babe, However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. Greetings. I just engaged in a first conversation with you, And this is insane. However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. And the entirety of the other young males Endeavor to pursue me. However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. Before you became an integral component of my existence, I felt an acute need of you. I felt an acute need of you. I felt a very acute need of you. Before you became an integral component of my existence, I felt an acute need of you. And you should be duly aware of this fact. I felt a very acute need of you. Greetings. I just engaged in a first conversation with you, And this is insane. However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. I find it difficult to hold my eyes Upon your visage, my babe, However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. Greetings. I just engaged in a first conversation with you, And this is insane. However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. And the entirety of the other young males Endeavor to pursue me. However, here is the group of numerals associated with my telephonic device. You could engage in a conversation with me using the device -- possibly. Before you became an integral component of my existence, I felt an acute need of you. I felt an acute need of you. I felt a very acute need of you. Before you became an integral component of my existence, I felt an acute need of you. And you should be duly aware of this fact. Therefore, engage in a conversation with me using your telephonic device!

Topic by Plo Koon 5 years ago


Can anyone tell me what this is called?

I watched a video where they lifted a concrete slab with this tool. I have looked but can't fine the name of it or where it is sold. Just the orange part of the tool. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Question by cjbfleming 7 weeks ago  |  last reply 7 weeks ago


Geuss who's Back!!!

Hey, Guys and Gals! I actually haven't came here for the last 30 days or so! I thought, "Man this place is Getting boring." I thought. Who here is with me to Help bring back instructables and bring back knex!

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


could anybody recreate this?

Can anybody recreate this?well, help me recreate this(they are very expensive.)this

Topic by ledzep567 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


where can i find a good site for instructions step by step to build a working tiny brick shooting AK-47 i need help!!

Would you help me by showing  me instructions for  building a step by step black pistol  i cant find any directions at all i need to find one that can reload and work. Can you help me out reply and tell me if you can help me or not.         from             Zreakeo                

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


Is there an app for the new ipod touch (with bluetooth) that will allow me to make calls and text from it?

I am getting and ipod touch for Christmas. The new ipod touch has come out (I don't think that it was that long ago that it came out) and since it has bluetooth, I was hoping that there would be an app for it, that would allow me to make calls and texts from it. I was hoping that the ipod touch could be connected to my phone via bluetooth and act as a bluetooth headset, so that I can call and text from it. I'm not quite sure how to explain it, so lets say I write a text on the ipod touch (using an app which I'm asking about), then I send it. The message is then sent to my phone (via bluetooth) and the phone sends the message like usual, using up my phone credit.  Hopefully I have got my point across. It would be greatly appreciated if you had an answer. Thanks for your time.

Question by Jareadx 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


BADA BING!!!!

IM BACK!!!!!! New Computer :). ALSO, do you guys wanna vote for me in the speed contest? Mines dowsing rods :). Thanks!

Topic by vanpaun 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Please help me

Hello all  can you please help me, I want to make a camera connection kit to my ipad but there is no single way, how can I do that, i found a lot of it on the net (called otg cables) 

Topic by msaad11 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Fly back transformer? Answered

Ok, i have this transformer that i pulled out of a mac computer a couple years ago, i dont have it with me nut i think its a flyback. If it is, could i just hook it up to a battery and capacitor to make a charger or do i have to build some sort of modulator or switcher? Almost anything helps, thanks.

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


How to get back my lost photo files?

Appeal! Can somebody give me a hand? I don’t know why I can not find my photos in the camera, what should I do? They are very precious for me. Guys, just give me some ideas, thanks!

Question by a357271913 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is it illegal for me to watch....

These free brand new movies online? someone told me about a site called bedroommedia.com and it is loaded with brand new movies still in the theater. Is it illegal to watch these movies? I am not downloading them but rather just watching them from the site.

Topic by Bosch 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Why does kiteman Have his old avatar back?

I just had to XD

Topic by ReCreate 9 years ago


anyone remember me?

Just came back from like 2 years, i see kiteman is still here. anyone recognise me?

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


I'm back everybody!

Hi everyone, I'm back from the TSA national competition in Orlando Florida! I got a 2nd place trophy in a challenge called electrical applications, which is basically electronic tests and circuits and what not. I personally think the competition was poorly planned and some of the questions were trick questions (although they wouldn't seem trick to a more ignorant person, for example: Hooking a 9volt battery in parallel with an existing 9volt battery in a circuit will: a) decrease current in the circuit b) increase the current in the circuit c) double the current in the circuit d) the current in the circuit will stay the same The answer could be B,C, or D, yet only one can be the right one. 2nd best in the nation, wooo here's a pic of my trophy:

Topic by guyfrom7up 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


help

Hi people just discovered this forum the other week and im stuck and need help with something.   any kind people know what the actual name of those octopus bubble tripod camera stands are ?   you know the ones which pop and click together and can grasp hold of things.   i know there called octopus bubble something or other but that's the name of the tripod , cant seem to find the name of the actual legs.   anyone help or even know what in talking about ?

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


old Monster Fly Back transformer!

Old Monster Fly Back transformer! I have one old school fly back transformer, This thing is three times the size of a normal fly back. I think it is worth about 3 fly backs, because I really don't think I can find another this size the cost should be $30 If you don't think its worth the cost, I'll just junk it and use it on one of my other projects, you just can't find too many old CRT transformers any more, just newer smaller ones. you can leave me a comment or send me an email. the fly back is a little dusty.

Topic by inductionheat! 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


me and my friend have a new pet called calvin!

Hes a catepillar we have to let him go when hes turning into a catepillar ill post a pictue in a while

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


calling all knex fans

I am interested in knex guns so if any of you know any good ones can you tell me how to make them.

Topic by rhysc7 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


The Name Escapes Me

I was digging through a pile of old stuff the other day, when I found an old toy I built. It is made from a wooden dowel with notches in it and a propeller at one end. When you rub the notches with a stick (a secret way), the propeller spins, and can change directions allmost at one (with the secret). I think it's called a Huwie stick? I'd hate to make on iBle on this without knowing the name!Also, I need to know if these are spelled spelt** right:Roy Rogers and Shirley TempleThey are also my next iBle.**Ha! Take that, Goodhart! :P

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Back-up power

Hey there folks! Looking for some advise again. NH just went through the worst power outage in years (maybe history). 6 days without power has me thinking again. I have means of heat (wood stove) and means of cooking (propane) and lighting (candles and my LED projects), but the well pump is a problem. The need of water to flush the toilets came from the stream nearby, all well and good as it was, washing our bodies from buckets has to go. I have learned that my 220vac well pump actually draws it's power from 2 110 vac circuits. If I have this right (which is my first question, is this even possible) I only need a 110vac converter to run this off my batteries. Now, if I'm correct here (second question) a 4amp 220vac pump is 880 watts, then the draw from the 12vdc battery should be 74amps (give a few for losses maybe 80 amps). I only have 2 160AH deep cell batteries running currently. Am I looking at a reality of 2 hrs (half the draw) or 4 hrs use (full draw)? Or, is it even less.... Yup, that was a third question! I just bought a 2500 (5000 max) watt inverter intended for the shop and thought I would use this as my back-up for the winter. Am i even close here?

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


Turning Old Pc into Back-up server??

 hey what guys, I was wondering if there was some way i can use my old system to constantly back-up, My Emu-Tank and my Ferarri. i did a little research and i wasnt able to findly anything that basiclly devotes the entire pc to backing up my other 2 pcs.  i will post any info you need thanks anyone who can help me with this pickle :)

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


What is the specific pressure of a liquid called?

I am more specifically referring to shielding gas for welding, C25 (which is 75% argon, 25% carbon dioxide). How do I find out what pressure the gas will be at a given temperature? This is, of course, assuming that the gas is liquefied and contained. If I left something out (because I don't know a lot about this particular conundrum) tell me, I'll comment back.

Question by thecheese429 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Teach me to make a cellphone? Answered

I want to make a cellphone that can call and use sms. Please help me, thanks!

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