Aluminum Cans

What can I do with 55 aluminum cans? I was thinking of makings something with then that my mom wouldn't throw out. Any ideas? Maybe a wallet? lol

Topic by Mepain   |  last reply


can you...

For the pocket sized contest, can you make instructions for how to add pockets to pants/shorts?

Topic by toogers   |  last reply


Oil Can?

What is this thing?Does anybody know?

Topic by TLM12345   |  last reply


Can this be done?

Can I wire these lights so i can plug them into a outlet in the house? http://www.ebay.com/itm/6PC-FLEXIBLE-NEON-LED-MILLION-COLOR-INTERIOR-LIGHT-KIT-/280602064035?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp;=mtr&hash;=item41552fb4a3 

Question by rodsteryz   |  last reply


Can caddies.

Does anyone have the best way to connect cans, like the ones pineapple come in? I am a high school art teacher and the art one classes make it their mission to destroy whatever they can. They don't care what it takes to mess things up, no matter how hard you try to make things look nice. I've restricted them to their seat because otherwise they try to meander around the room. It's very frustrating. So, if they can't get up, they must have their supplies at hand. The cans have a slight lip, so they aren't flush against each other. I just plan on painting them black and grouping them in fours. Honestly, I would still like them to look decent. Any ideas?

Question by LeahN7   |  last reply


Are canned food cans made of steel?

By canned food cans, I don't mean soda cans, I mean the cans that pineapple and corn and other stuff come in, just to be clear. From what I know, it's probably not aluminum because it is magnetic. So what metal is it? Is it combined with different metals?

Question by Orange robot   |  last reply


ok i did the google translator thing it worked untill..

I did the  goole translator thing it worked untill.. i put in my password and user  then it was blocked again nothing even gets close can you help?

Question by krh_bratz   |  last reply


how could i do this?

I recently bought a mini butane torch. it has a refeulable cartridge, which is just a lighter with out the flint. it makes a mini blue torch flame. is there anyway i could make on with a regular lighter?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


Inventor of Pringles Can Buried in Pringles Can

The inventor of the Pringles can, Frederic J Baur, passed away recently and was partially buried in a pringles can, his most prized invention.

Topic by randofo   |  last reply


how can i charge this? (capacitor)

I have a camera capacitor i need to charge. (not for a tazer). it 330wv, 120uf. how can i charge this. with a aa battery and a resistor? any ideas?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


Anyone with experience with CAN bus + Teensy 3.6?

I have been recently messing around with the Teensy 3.6, of which the MK66FX1M0VMD18 it's rocking is probably one of the most powerful microcontroller I have ever messed with. (180MHz ARM Cortex M4, 256K RAM, hardware FPU, far more than enough GPIO, and an insane amount of serial interfaces!) I am particularly interested in the 2 CAN bus interfaces that it's sporting. However when loading the example code (which explicitly states it is only compatible with the Teensy 3.6! as only it has 2 CAN busses) I have not had much luck getting it to work. I don't really understand what CAN_TX and CAN_RX are suppose to be. I would assume it is simalar to UART where TX is connected to RX and RX is connected to TX. However at least with the MCP2551's I also ordered, the RX (on this chip) is actually an output while the TX appears to be an input. As it turned out, I was not able to use this chip due to it being a strictly 5V logic component. So after having discovered that, I decided to just connect the TX of CAN1 directly to RX on CAN0, and vice versa. Using the Object Oriented CAN example, I get absolutely nothing. If I swap the connections, connecting the low-impedance TX to the other low-impedance TX, and RX to RX, I also get nothing, but if I bring my hand close to the wires, or touch and feel around some of the pins, I will get some packets through and to appear on the serial monitor, almost as if one of the pins is acting as an input and of course it's floating because I don't know which pin that would be, as there is no code or comments to indicate such a button. I honestly have no idea what the hell is going on, and don't have access to a proper scope to see what is going on.

Question by -max-   |  last reply



I cant wait for christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

I cant wait. i am getting a bunch of tools. what about you, can you wait? cause i cant!

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


GOODHART post an instructable!

Post one NOW! lol.

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


membership

Not ableto discontinue my membership...please do this for me or advise.....thankyou!

Topic by cat1163   |  last reply


Can't click pictures

When I'm logged in, I can't click the additional pictures in an instructable. When I log out however, I'm able to view pictures. Is there a fix for this? Anyone having the same problem?

Topic by Jambizzle   |  last reply


obsolete microcontroller

Looking for micro controller for pool robot was built in 2001 controller part numbers seem to be 116a or diag 116a can i use a different microcontroller or do I have to use this model.Any help would be nice. thanks and have nice night.!!! Randy D

Topic by randy D 


I can't edit my instructable

I placed my instructable some time ago and now I'd like to change it, but it doesn't seem to work. I wanted to add some pictures (and I did, I can see them all on that page), but when I click on "save & preview", I see only the old ones with no changes at all. Even when I clicked on "publish" the same thing happened - the instructable hasn't changed a bit. Can you please help me?

Topic by jelenamitic77   |  last reply


New Bug (double of everything)

Is anyone else seeing two of the same ibles?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


can't publish?

I'm trying to enter the gardening contest.  I've uploaded pics, click "publish", but can not proceed.  I only see the publish image reminding me to add pics, which I already did. I've created two drafts of my entry, one in Firefox and one in Chrome browser.  Same thing in both.

Question by vhfvhf   |  last reply


How to get speed data from a car??

Hi! I try to get speed data from a vehicle(Hunday Accent) by using Arduino UNO and Seeed CAN-BUS Shield. I get some data but i dont know how to get speed information by using them. I have attached a pic showing what i get. Anybody tell me please what all those numbers mean and how can i convert them into speed information? Thanks in advance :) P.S. I have attached the library i used, as well.

Topic by Ninikoveliashvili   |  last reply


I broke my instructable with a funny character

Hi, I broke my instructable:  https://www.instructables.com/id/drawing-from-your-mind-some-thoughts-and-ideas/ On Step 12, I entered some foreign characters, experimenting with the editor and broke it.  It cannot be viewed or downloaded as PDF. Can someone delete Step 12 for me and I'll re-enter it without the foreign chars? Thank you -J

Topic by foobear   |  last reply


Can't access groups.

Whenever I click on a group, I get directed to this page. I am using a PC with Windows XP and Firefox.

Topic by NYPA   |  last reply


TigerNod (and perhaps other people too) can't create a group

When I tried to submit a group my pc told me to enter a name for my group. I did, and I called it "Command and Conquer Group". For some reason, it keeps telling me to enter a name before I can submit. I'm not that technical with computers or the Internet, so is there someone around to explain me what I should do?

Topic by TigerNod   |  last reply


Can't embed video

Can't embed video when I try to embed a video for a new video instructable i get unsuported vido host. i have checked my video and it is set as embeddable.

Topic by bassman76jazz   |  last reply


Why my new instructable can't add to the Moderated group"New authors, come get some free stuff!" ?

Hi! I'm a new author,just now I have published my first instructable,and want to add it to the group:New authors(www.instructables,com/group/newauthors/ ) to participate in the activity,but it says: You currently have no eligible Instructables, Videos, or Photos that aren't already added to this group. Submit an Instructable to Enter Now! What does it mean?I think my new instcuctable is eligible to this group.And what can I do to add to it? Thank you!

Topic by yuhuaabc   |  last reply


what year pennys are made of zinc?

I need a way of getting zinc powder, i heard there is penny's that are made of zinc? is there any specific year? how would be the best way of getting it to s powder? yes, this is for negative x. thanks

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


Tea tins, What should I make?

I have about 50 of these empty tea tins at home and I want to do some sort of cool craft with them. Any suggestions? The tins are all about 4x4x4. I really appreciate the help.

Topic by fredbeatsethel   |  last reply


PC Test rack

I read an instructable a couple of weeks ago on a PC Test rack, basicly allowing you to test a PC without a case, but I can't find it. I've searched for ages but can't find it at all. Any help on finding it would be appreciated.

Topic by Josho   |  last reply


Can't View Full Size Pictures

The "I" button on the corner of the pictures to view the full sized ones has not been showing up recently. I have tried 3 different web browsers, so I don't think that that's the problem.

Topic by rocketman221   |  last reply


Can't make a Instructable

I can't make an instructable! When i click on start a instructable it takes me to the tip page. When i lcick on start a instructable there it doesn't do ANYTHING. Then i was writing this commet before and i hit preview topic, it took me to my account page! What is wrong with this website!

Topic by Firepower96   |  last reply


Can't publish, can't add text to intro...

I find it so difficult to post on Instructables. I have all my info loaded, and I keep getting the message to add text to my intro... however.... I can't add it... I get the window, but there is no option to edit? Help!?!

Topic by Quickdiytips   |  last reply


How would i do this? (electronics, simple?)

I have a 540 size motor and i am running it with a 12v 4 amp power supply. is that too much? could i use 9v batteries? i also need to control it, does anyone know the rating for it? radioshack only. Thanks

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


For some reason I cannot delete any of my ible's Answered

Whenever I try to delete one of my instructables, is says: ERROR 401: delete this Instructable, as it is entered in at least one Contest. They were entered in a contest a about a year ago but they aren't now. Any tips?

Question by Robot Lover   |  last reply


Can't upload video

I am currently trying to upload a video to my library but it won't upload. I do not want to make a youtube account, therefor I just want to upload the video for download. I was able to upload one video, but it just sits there saying it is when it isn't. please help.

Topic by gimmelotsarobots 


can't post

When i click on post reply the little twirl around starts and continues for as ling as i leave it on. it never posts. i feel i have a lot to contribute with 50 years of electronic experience. i teach electronic theory to those people wanting to obtain their ham tickets. my posts are always nice. i don't get it.

Topic by kadris3   |  last reply


having problem with downloading pdf after being pro member

Hi every body. I'm a pro member but I can't download pdf. when I click on pdf download after some minutes this message is appeared : "the file is damaged and could not be repaired" what should I do to download????????? Thanks a lot.

Topic by ertebatbehineh   |  last reply


can't foreward your pages to friends...it looks jumbled.

I can't get the instructables I want to forward to friends to not look like a jumbled mess. the type and pics are all out of wack and there's encoding script and lots of vacant space. it's a long scroll down to get the meat of the instructable and that makes it hard to follow. thanks, anyone or everyone, tubaska

Topic by tubaska   |  last reply


I am telling you to STOP!!!

Enough is enough. people keep posting religouse topics in the forums. aall its doing is having people debate about what the believe. this site isnt for religoen. create a group on here instead of posting topics about it. it is not where it belongs. people are just trying to start flaming wars and getting attention. so i ask STOP. who else agrees?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


how does a blow torch work

i was thinking of making a mini blow torch. but i have no idea how it works or hot to make on. my bro has this mini torch that give out a blue flame. it just uses a simple refeulable cartridge. it uses butane. i have a barbecue lighter i dissected and i want to make one. but does anyone know how it works or how to make one?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


Can't enter the april fools' contest -- why?

Hey guys ... i have a problem whenever i try to enter this contest with one of my instructables , it's like "Instructable not published in the april fools' contest , as it's not open for entries" the thing is that it's actually open for entries...as i read on the contest's page...so does anybody have any idea why it doesn't let me participate in the contest ?

Topic by Vladmakesstuff   |  last reply


Newbie can't download a PDF

I became a new member today.  After a couple of hours, I tried to download a PDF from a project posted by member "acantine" showing , how to make "Awesome Cutting Boards".  When I clicked on the PDF icon to download after logging on, the log in screen kept popping up and would not open the PDF. My email address is gooddeal8@att.net, user ID is "woodman44". Please help.

Topic by woodman44   |  last reply


Video Instructable failing to publish

Hi, I have copied the correct code from YouTube (embed video) to Instructable post, give it a title, a little text underneath and attached a thumbnail image. My problem is it won't publish at all. I click publish button, but it does nothing. I should mention this is the share a video option on the site. (Don't have a link as it's stuck in draft.) Any help or advice appreciated, Go Repairs

Topic by Go Repairs   |  last reply


Can't start new paragraphs with normal posts?

It's bothering me (being one who makes long posts) that when I press the enter key it would appear that I'm starting a new paragraph but when I end up posting the comment or answer, it all appears as one big paragraph. Am I missing something here or is there some sort of bug because I see other people having no problems.

Topic by TheDunkis   |  last reply


help with roller! need help asap

I built a vdg and it works. but since the top roller is AL all it does is produce static electricity until it sparks to the AL on the roller. instead of going to the dome. i have to present it at science fair so i need another roller. i was thinking nylon. so i bought a bed frame roller wheel. but i dont know if it is nylon. so does anyone know if there is any thing i could use that would be at hardware stores or any stores?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


how do i solder a perf board?

I got a perf board for Christmas but have no i idea how to solder components together. i know how to solder the components on the board but i don't know how to connect them. do i use a jumper and if so how do i use that? isn't a jumper kit just some solid core wire? i have some .032 inch diameter copper wire from a transformer and i was thinking i could use that instead of a jumper?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


Who is true to this site. nominate who you think. Vote!

I think we should make a list of the people who have dedicated knowledge to this site and who have gave valuable knowledge. also seeing who has stuck with us for a long time. nominate who you think is the best instructabler. lol. lets hear it! i will start out the list with....... NachoMahma KiteMan Teh_Muffinator Weissensteinburg Westfw GoodHart Zachninme GuyFrom7up ToolUsingAnimal kruser495(me)! john smith canida Ethangibson Spl1nt3rC3ll EWilhelm sunbanks LASVEGAS (there you go) jessyratfink Brennn10 timanderson

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


Are cans made of steel?? Answered

By cans, I mean canned food cans, not soda cans. From what I know, they are not aluminum because  a magnet stuck to one. And I don't think they are tin either. So what metal are they?

Question by Orange robot   |  last reply


can crock pot

I have this idea its a can crock pot you put water and other ingredients or seasoning in it then you it the meat in and boil it over a fire

Topic by minecraftpotato   |  last reply


LED Spray Can

Halo is an LED spraypaint can by French designer Aissa Logerot.The LED light changes colors and brightness and is powered by an internal battery that can be charged by shaking of the can. "It is possible to change the color and the brightness of the led to change the graffiti's styles. If the light doesn't have enough battery, the user must shake it to have energy again."Built on the same principle as LED Light Drawing Pens but with a cool sray can apperancevia Geekologie

Topic by Chicken2209   |  last reply