Animal Camouflage in PopSci

Check out this neat slideshow of insane examples of adaptive camouflage I found on PopSci!It's really incredible stuff.Example: Alaskan tundra shot - can you find the rock ptarmigan? Hint:...It's round, and slightly right of center.

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Tips for painting digi camo? Answered

Can any one give me some tips on how to paint and make digi camo stencils, or direct me to where i can get some digi camo stencils cheap? Thanks.

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I airsoft in northern Utah where there is lots of sagebrush. What kind of camo would I want and where can I get it?

I airsoft in northern Utah where there is lots of sagebrush. What kind of camo would I want and where can I get it?

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The Sawed-Off Flash Drive

Evil Mad Scientist shows off the power of geek camouflage with their Sawed-Off Flash Drive that looks like a cut USB cable. Nice one! Link

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I'm thinking Of Creating an Outside Instructable. The idea is A Ghillie Suit. What do you Guys Think? Answered

For my idea, My Instructable will be Creating an Woodland Camouflage  Ghillie Suit for Playing Airsoft or Paintball. A Full two piece suit Top and Bottom. All steps Will be Given How to make one.

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Goalie Designs New Pads to Block More Shots

Hockey goaltender Trevor Leahy was looking for an extra edge in his hockey games and decided to design some new goalie pads to help him out. Going with the idea of camouflaging them, the front of the pads are meant to mimic the look of the net itself. The idea is that in the split second before a shot, a player would shoot into the pad and not the real net. The results are inconclusive, but at least the whole process has helped Trevor get into college.Since the days when Boston Bruins' goaltender Gerry Cheevers started inking stitches onto his mask each time the equipment protected his face, many goalies have expressed their individuality with designs and paintings on their mask or other pieces of equipment. But Leahy's design - essentially a camouflage for a goal that is 4 feet high and 6 feet wide - has hockey players and coaches amazed and impressed. Link via Core77

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Anyone know how to make a cool stealth gadget?

You might have looked at my last question about fireless smoke and the game im making, but i was wondering if you had any other ideas. i've already begun making plans on a dart gun, a sort of camouflaged robe,  and light body armor for underneath it. so, wat do u got?

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I need suggestions on how to build a miniature missile silo in my backyard. See the details for more. Anything helps. Answered

I'm looking at a hole about 6-7 feet deep and ~2 feet wide.  I'm looking at launching model rockets out of it.  I'd like it to be as unobtrusive as possible, weatherproofed, and possibly camouflaged as well.  Even suggestions for more features would be awesome.

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How do I repair my crocs?

My puppy got to my new crocs. They are the kind with a solid top and vents on the side, I wear them to work. They are black, if that helps. The little man chewed little stab-wounds in the tops down near the toes. Is there any way to resurface or sort of smooth them out without ruining them, or is there a (somewhat) easy way to add a toe piece to them that would camouflage the damage?

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Eee PC sleeve

I just made a sleeve for my brothers Eee PC from a sleeve from a camouflage jacket I had laying around, the same one I made a backpack out of. Killerjackalope knows the one. I don't have access to a camera at the moment, and won't be home tomorrow as i'm going four-wheeling. It is pretty cool looking and is no-sew. I hate that i'm not posting pictures right now it is so cool. I think it is an instructable that could get published.

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sealing polyethyleen

I want to make a special tent for my Ford Explorer. I found some nice camouflage polyethylene canvas. Bought it and discovered then that you can't glue the stuff. The only option I can come up with is to seal it -to make it waterproof- but these machines are far to expensive for a one time project. Can some off you clever guys (or girls) help me to make a seal machine -maybe like a stamp?- so I can seal the parts together? Or is there a better solution? Greetings from The Netherlands and looking forward to your reactions. Wolfmanklaas.

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What type of frog is this??? Is it poisonous? Answered

I found this frog in the garden and i was wondering what type of frog it is. (it might be a mutant from our pond cos it is really pouted and it has probably mutated the frog) I also want to know if it is poisonous. I think it is because when i poked it with a stick it went all fat and put its arms or flippers (what ever you want to call them) over its head and it can also stick to vertical smooth walls without falling and can hop up them with ease.can it change camouflage???( ps sorry that i couldn't get it on to its back cos it will just role over again. Also please tell me anything else about it to it you can. :2)

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Are you in Venice? There's a prize!

Sort of following on from another topic I posted, Kitewife and I are off to Venice tomorrow to celebrate our silver wedding*.  We arrive at the airport soon after 9:30pm local time. I always like to meet fellow instructablers, so stop and say hello.  There's a (small) prize in it for you as well - not only do I always have a stash of Robot stickers in my wallet, I will be carrying a fabric Robot Patch (the very one in the photo), and if you are the first person to say hello to me in Venice, you get the patch. If you're not sure what I look like, look for a camouflage jacket, leather fedora and a Robot pin badge. *Twenty five years, it's insane - we both still feel like teens!

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The FootHold Snare

One day, you might find yourself lost in the woods while camping! One day, the stock market will crash and are YOU ready to survive? Traps and Snares are one of the most important things while surviving. Blake Alma, the founder of The Art of the Outdoorsman once said, "A trap is as someone else hunting for you when you can't, it is truly your best hunting buddy!" This is so true. Unlike fishing poles and firearms, traps and snares work when you are sleeping! Hence, learning how to make a simple snare indeed helpful and lifesaving for it is an art of an outdoorsman! Let's get started on this foothold snare. You need: A shovel, 550 lb. test paracord, and bait. Note: There are laws regarding trapping. Step 1: Digging your Hole Picture of Digging your Hole I hope you got a good shovel and back! You will need to dig a hole 2 to 3 feet deep. Yes, I know it is a true pain, but it can save your life or get you free food! Diameter of your Hole: - Raccoon/Opossum/Mink/Groundhog/Large Rabbit (6 inches) - Coyote/Fox/Bobcat (8 inches) - Animals under 550 pounds/Deer/Small Elk/Very Small Bear/ect. (12 to 18 inches) Step 2: Camouflaging After digging your hole, add leaves, thin sticks, tree bark, or grass over the hole. Do not put to much "camouflage" over the hole or else you may prevent the animal from falling down in the hole. Step 3: The Snare Wrap the paracord around a stick or you finger making a small loop. Tie the small loop, and pull your finger out. Make sure the knot is very strong. Put the other end of the paracord through the small loop. You should then have a giant loop, known as the snare itself. Make the loop's (snare) diameter slightly smaller than your hole's diameter. Tie the snare extra line around a tree, sapling, or log near by. Make sure it holds. Place the snare itself over the hole, on top of the "camouflage". Step 4: The Path of the Least Resistance Sense the animal has plenty of ground to step on, it might be hard to get him in your hole. Hence you need to create a the path of the least resistance. You need to make him limited to where the animal will step. Make a path to your foothold snare using leaves, sticks, logs, and grass. Make it easy for the animal to walk through. Like us we want to walk on a nice smooth sidewalk, not on a beaten trail. They want to walk on a path with the least resistance, they don't want step on pointy sticks. They want to step were the feel most comfortable. That is way you need to make a path to your snare, so it will step into your snare! Step 5: Baiting your FootHold Snare Picture of Baiting your FootHold Snare Place your bait two to three feet ahead of your foothold snare. Raccoon and mink like fish. Opossum like processed meat like hot dogs. Groundhogs like sweet apples. Coyote and fox like meat. Deer like deer feed (duh!). How it works: The animal will smell the bait and take your path of the least resistance. While walking up to your bait on the path, he will step his foot in the hole. It will pull his foot out of the hole and continue walking. (When we pulls his foot out the snare comes out with him.) Then the snare tightens around his foot, making him trapped. Instructable page: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Foothold-Snare/ 

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Awesome Things to do in Halo

Hi there, fellow halunatics. In this forum, you can post awesome things that you have done/seen done in any of the Halo games. Other games are not welcome. Anyway, here I'm going to list some things that are just downright awesome to do. Keep in mind that over the course of time I will continue to add to this forum. - Facial grenades. When you go up to an enemy and stick a plasma grenade on their face. This practice is funniest with a Grunt as the victim. - Headshots. Especially badmirable when they're moving and/or you hit your foe in the face, as this is just awesome, and it usually makes flop around in a comical manner. - Keeping the energy sword after you run out of charge so that you can punch people. Hilarious with Grunts, as their faces are just at the right level for your fist to pound on them. What a happy coincidence >:D - Bullfighting/toying with Hunters. Safest in Halo 1;  Hunters can't swing behind them. - Playing on Legendary without dying a lot. If you can do this, then congratulations, you are good at Halo. - Killing a Grunt/Elite just as he's about to throw a grenade so that it lands next to him and blows up his friends. A real Master Chief moment. - Not dying. Life is regarded by most people as a healthy practice.  - Ninja Mode. Sneaking around an area (possibly with the help of active camouflage), killing your foes without firing a single shot. Extremely awesome if an entire area can be successfully cleared in this manner. - Energy sword/gravity hammer kills. 'Cause they're just awesome. - Splatter kills. Shows that a) you know how to handle a vehicle well, and b) you are confident enough to get that close to your enemy to kill them instead of shooting them from a distance. - Boarding. Can't do it in Halo 1, but its still awesome.

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Any tips on disassembling bullet camera and relocating the lens module?

Hello!  I've been reading instructables for a while and now it's time to join and post a question. I've been finding nails in my driveway and want to catch who's doing this.  I've got a 4 channel security camera on it's way and have been thinking and researching ways to hide them.  Due to the 'clean' surfaces around my home, it's going to be tough to make the 2" diameter x 6" long bullet cameras blend in (so people don't vandalize/steal them).  I've spent hours searching how to camouflage cameras, so I know the 'typical' tricks. I'm thinking about making a fake gutter extension and hiding the camera in there (so it blends into my one story house), possible installing a gable vent on my garage and pointing a camera through that, or trying to mount a camera about 20' up a nearby tree.  My favorite idea is to take apart a bullet camera and move the camera lens module, which is much smaller than the whole camera housing, to a more discreet location. I've searched for a while but can't find anyone who has done this with an IP66 outdoor style camera.  I know I'm going to lose the IR LED's around the lens, and that's ok (I'll have 3 other cameras for night vision).  I think I can point the camera through a small knot hole in my privacy fence and be able to detect who has last walked by when the nails appear.  I might make a small weather proof enclosure to protect the lens module...I think I'm a good tinker-er so this isn't the problem. Has anyone hacked apart a security camera and moved the lens module (by extending the wires) to a remote location?  I know there are small cameras for sale, I know I can hide a camera in a bird house, etc...but I like to make things.  I'm just looking for advice/tips from someone who has done this.  When I search for 'hack apart a security camera' I get a bunch of 'hacking into a security system', or 'spy on your neighbors'...I don't want to do either of those.  I have great neighbors, I live in a corner house where a lot of people/kids walk...I just want to catch them.  Once I know who's doing it, I'll move the cameras to more visible locations (to deter others from doing anything else). Thanks for any help!

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