I have a bunch of empty Zipfizz containers. I don't want to toss them in the trash (no plastic recycling in my area). What in the world could I make with them that would be useful?
Topic by jwade19 | last reply
I'm reasonably certain that I didn't dream this up, but if I did I am sorry. No, not really because somebody should make a coffee brand called that. Anyway apparently there was back in the DDR a coffee brand called 'JavaFix'(spelling uncertain) Which is either a mistranslated or made up name or it was actually called that in which case it's awesome and I have to know where to get a tin or two. (or at least a high resolution image.) Yes I did google it and no I didn't find any appropriate links. (Presumably Britney Spears owns the whole coffee industry with something weird called a "latte" or a 'frappuccino' I assume it is some type of hard drug made of amphetamines ground toddlers and the anguished cries of dying orphans...)
Topic by XylophonicMonkey | last reply
I am going to AJ2013 (23 australian jamboree in maryborough) and i need to raise funds to pay for entry. i have been looking through the cupboard trying to find things to sell. i remebered this which i bought for $15 at a garage sale a few years ago. if anyone could help with identification of this and how much money i could sell it for that would be awesome. it says that it is quell fire fighting equipment, automatic, and made in 1957. it is a copper tank with copper rivets, a brass screw lid and rubber hose with brass fittings. my estimate on the capacity would be about 9 liters/2.5 gallons/20 pints. i think that you are meant to hold it upside down and the weight of the water pushes it out the nozzle. i dont know if that is right because it doesnt come out very fast.
Question by RedScoutMonkey17 | last reply
Has anyone ever used copper tape to concentrate heat on an object to obtain a uniform higher temperature? I've been doing some studies in the recent past that suggest polished copper foil is a good reflector of infrared energy. It is not as good as silver, but I don't think it would go over well to use silver in any sort of oven or kiln. I used to think good ole aluminum foil was good for heat, but it turns out it is only good for stopping heat. I've thought of using the instructable on the waffle iron or make one by way of a bread toaster, but will most likely not be able to go through with it. The copper foil is the same type found at stained glass craft shops.
Topic by jmikronis | last reply
I've been thinking of this idea for a while now. Everyone is using those reusable shopping bags these days, so why not design a reusable, resealable and collapsible to go container? I say collapsible so that when you're not using it, it can be stored in a purse and not take up a lot of room.
Topic by InvaderDig | last reply
Howdy, My friends and I are building a workshop out of a shipping container, and we want Makers' suggestions on equipment. We'll be sending a 20' shipping container from Austin, Texas to Bungoma, a city in Western Kenya. The primary goal will be constructing chambers in which we can create biochar ( http://www.re-char.com ), and we want to make the shop as versatile as possible. Thus far, we've definitively spent ~$8,000 of our $20,000 budget, mainly on a used plasmacam 4'x4' CNC with 2 plasma cutters, and allocated <20% of our space. Here's our list of some proposed equipment: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsejLtLc70nwdG5DeVJmOVA4OUxpcXl6alFaNzh5Unc&hl;=en_US What are we missing that we just shouldn't be without? We'll have access to (dirty) grid power, standard industrial building materials, and (slow, expensive) shipping from the West. Please add your ideas to the spreadsheet and your broader comments below. We'll read everything, incorporate the best suggestions, and let you know what our final inventory becomes. We need to have our container in transit by the end of the month, so don't delay! Thanks, Luke
Topic by liseman | last reply
We're situated in Tanzania on a cereals farm. Needless to say - plenty of empty plastic chemical containers, creating massive headaches when it comes to destroying it. Does anyone have some pointers as to how we can do re-cycling on the farm - keeping in mind we're about 800km (500miles) due west from Dar-es-Salaam. We'd like to make some 5-7 mm sheeting out of the stuff to be used on the farm - to replace stolen sheet-metal water gates used for regulating water flow into rice paddies. Any sparks out there to light our fire? Kind regards Hendrik Neethling Kapunga Rice Project Limited (KRPL) Tanzania Mail: email@example.com Land: +255 752 44 5572 Cell: +255 768 299 813
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Will galvanized metal containers leach chemicals into composting material intended for garden use
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If the container is completely full of concrete, or possibly has a small air space?
Question by theRIAA | last reply
Anyone have a source (cheap!) for a thin clear plastic rectangular container? Like this glass one: http://www.wholesaleflowersandsupplies.com/images/4_thin_rectangle_vase.jpg roughly 6-8" wide and less than 2 inches thick overall? thanks for any leads, cheers, flashj
Topic by flashj | last reply
What ever you want to call it what else can you use. Sure there's Altoids tins and Tic Tac containers But what else do you use for a project housing ? And dose anybody know of any sites that sell components and allow Interac Online ?
Topic by littlechef37 | last reply
I'm putting the pipe system together for my solar thing, which needs to contain hot ethanol, not under significant pressure. What kind of sealant / adhesive can I use that won't dissolve in the ethanol? I'm gluing together mostly plastics like PVC, but also steel and aluminium.
Topic by SolarFlower_org | last reply
My parents have had it for as long as i can remember, and then a bit more, its branded by Tetley, and as i recall, it is some sort of limited edition container, there is no date stamped on it anywhere, its made by Royal Winton. when you poen the lid, the container will play a tune, and its only when there is light visible by the bottom of the lid, if you set the lid on a flat surface or turn off the lights, it stops singing. which brings me to the question: how does it know its open, how does it make noise, and, most confusing, how has it managed to keep working even though its at least 20 years old? surely if it ran off of a battery it wouldve burnt out by now, right?
Question by zack247 | last reply
Hello, I am interested in making a energy source similar to iron man's arc reactor in the fact that it is small, self contained, and and powerful. I would like it to be hand-held, but I can deal with slightly larger or even desk size. It needs to be long lasting. I am well aware that an arc reactor is fictional, but I just need something that may be similar. It can be a large project (I have time) but needs to be not super expencive. Around $500 is the max I can go for! I hope someone can help, 13islucky
Topic by 13islucky | last reply
Greetings all, I have an interest in cutting patterns in the smooth tops of tin candy & mint containers but am a complete noob to this sort of fabricating, would appreciate any helpful offboard links or posted Instructables here. What I'm wanting to achieve is a 'finished' item that looks plasma-cut but since the item itself is quite fragile as well as small in general size I have no clue other than the very time-consuming process of 'routing' out such with a mini-Dremel. Fairly tight budget here too so a dedicated C-N-C setup is a bit unlikely but no impossible. Thanks in advance !
Topic by patron_zero | last reply
I got this today at goodwill for $2.68 USD From what i got off the label Its some sort of ammo can for mk 219-3 fuze. Made by Nash-Kelvinator (automobile meets refrigerator) in 1943. I know in the 40's everyone was into the war effort so its not that strange that an appliance/auto company would be making bomb fuzes. the MARK designation means Navy. My question, i picked this up to utilize as a small box for my smaller tools. Its in really good condition for being 68 years old. The inside is only scratched where the fuzes would have been rubbing the paint. (almost as if it contained live ordnance up until now). I checked ebay and havent seen any of these online. Anyone have any idea how much its worth or rarity?(if its worth more than a tool box ill just sell it and buy a nice craftsman or something)
Question by thematthatter | last reply
Here the link to build the container
Topic by reusesave
Hi, The ebooks available for download only contain a table of contents and comments, but not the actual instructables. Not what I would call an eBook!! Is there a problem with the eBook generation or is this on purpose? Cheers, Shauno
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Hi everyone. I have an Instructables I recently posted which contains some videos. I've never had trouble with people viewing my videos on previous instructables I've posted, but on my most recent one, E4-B4 Astromech Droid, on of the videos has the following message... This video contains content from SME. It is restricted from playback on certain sites. Watch on YouTube." So first off, what the heck is SME? If it's such an issue, what does it leave a link to view the video on YouTube, which it plays in anyway? How can I get rid of it? And why is it that Instuctables.com is one of the sites that has this issue? This particular video does contain some third party content which I do have their permitton to use, so I don't see why I get this rather annoying message. Thanks guys.
Topic by steve-gibbs5 | last reply
How do I contain the heat rising between curtains and windows in east and south facing windows? (on the cheap, please) It will spread across the ceiling and blast into the room...ugh...? I just installed new thermal draperies that go from floor to above window but there is that gap at the top...and no room for a valance type box... The east windows span 124" x 69"--5 Anderson type windows. The left and right ends of the windows (5 panes) are the ones that open. The south wall is 124" by 56"--two panes, both crank open. Any good easy practical suggestions?
Question by winston1952 | last reply
It space where there are no particles in the air (metaphorically), would a container maintain its heat. A vacuum doesn't conduct and in theory that would remove any chance of something losing its heat energy. And if so would the earth lose all of its heat in the even't of the sun going away. Or would it average out all of the temperatures, which would still be very cold and would leave the earth feeling about 0 degrees Celsius. But in theory this would allow us to use some vast heating operation to raise the temperature of a planet and maintain it for us to live on. I know that there are some things on earth that use the heat and convert its energy to other forms therefore heat is removed from within earth, but could those be eliminated? This is all just food for thought for people and I kinda wondered what people would say. Its all in all just fun to learn new things.
Question by jj.inc | last reply
Thanks for the advice on my earlier question guys but now I'm wondering what the best size to make my tank. Just so everyone knows I'm trying to improve a pneumatic air soft gun I made a while back. I just want to know if a really small canister, like one with an aria of 12 square inches for instance, could launch my air soft bb just as fast as a 100 sq inch canister if they both had the same amount of pressure inside. If not then whats the best canister size in between the two to launch my air soft bb. Thanks for the help : )
Question by inconceivable1 | last reply
I am trying to take paint (printing) off of a plastic container -- the body is a 5 and the lid is a 2. I can do it by hand using sand paper but it is taking a really long time. (And I have 18 containers to strip.) Any suggestions for something that would strip this and not be too crazy with fumes, bad for environment, yadda yadda yadda? Thanks for the help!
Topic by kellybasinger | last reply
I heard something about LED light bulbs containing lead or arsenic. Does this apply to LEDs like the small kind?
Question by MarS10 | last reply
I am working on melting aluminum/copper and i have enough power to melt them...only problem is something to contain it...I do not have acess to welding equipment/ceramics and any advice on how to make/obtain a crucible without special order would be nice! Even if its not a real crucible but can serve as 1!
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Trying to make a barrel/miniature water tower yet I can't get the wood in place while staying airtight. Any instructions on how to do this?
Question by woody558 | last reply
I would like to make my own large outdoor planters, they dont need to move position, and I thought I could make baskets about 5cm wide from wire mesh of some sort,and fill with spare stone chippings. Any advice or thoughts much appreciated. In an ideal world i would recycle something instead of stone chippings, but thats too much to start with! Thanks.
Question by fijones | last reply
Still working on my solar device (in Copenhagen now), and it's coming along fairly nicely. Should hopefully have a full instructable in a couple of weeks. However, I'm having problems at the moment trying to keep the thing water tight, where the axle leaves the system, taking out the rotational motion. I'm using the bearing housing from an old bike wheel (photos to come) and I've got it sealed well where it's attached to wall of the container, but the ethanol is flowing pretty freely through the bearings themselves. I need it not to. I could use something like an O ring to seal the axle, but friction is a big issue. I wanted to pack the whole axle and bearing housing with grease, but grease dissolves in ethanol. Solutions? Is there anything grease like which isn't soluble in alcohol? Salt, maybe? Cheers all. (Nearly there...)
Topic by SolarFlower_org | last reply
Hey y’all, I have been searching for a way to create a laser trip wire that doesn’t involve two units that line up to have the beam broken. Is there a way to emit a laser that triggers LEDs or buzzers just when the laser is broken, all coming from one unit? I’ve read about the LED/IR type projections and that’s the closest I’ve found. Any help is welcome. Thanks!
Question by langdoncobbb | last reply
I have a setup in my mind, consisting of a plastic bottle(filled with water) with a male threaded neck. This bottle is sitting upside-down so the threaded neck is on the bottom. I want to transfer this water to a cup(by freefalling water) through an electrically controlled solenoid valve. The problem is, the plastic bottle I have picked out has a neck outer diameter of 1-1/2 inches, and assuming I want to directly connect the solenoid valve to the neck, I need to get a 1-1/2" diameter valve, which is above $100. Is there any way to connect this container and a valve(still not picked out) without that high a cost? Maybe a reducer of some sort(i looked but cant find any with 1-1/2" diameter on one side)? Thanks guys, and sorry if the question is kinda weird and simple. For a reference, check this project. https://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Drink-Mixer/ What i want to do is similar,but instead of using a pump, I want the water to freefall into the cup.I'd like to eliminate the tubing too.
Question by Chris414 | last reply
Plastic containers like milk containers, for example.
Question by madhs | last reply
Howdy, I've launched a kickstarter to build an affordable, off-grid, and open-source shipping container house: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1868967872/shipping-container-to-off-grid-house-conversion . Any feedback would be appreciated; thanks!
Topic by liseman | last reply
I saw this on tv. The guy was putting a mixture in a variety of objects, then backing away up to what a ppeared to be a hundred yards and shooting the container with a high velocity rifle. The explosion was large depending on how much was used. What was the mixture?
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I've seen atleast 50 'ibles on altoid wallets alone!How come?
Question by Creator of Weapons | last reply
What are some good plants to grow in a dorm room? I am limiting the container sizes to about 1.5 gallons (About 6.825 liters). Preferably something that would bear fruits or something. No herbs because I can't do any cooking anyway. East facing window. I've though of -Cherry tomatoes (A bit too big) -Strawberries -Black Pepper?
Topic by crestind | last reply
I have nice bacyard, and i'm very fond of flowers. But i'm new in gardening and i want to know how to mix flowers in containers or inflower beds.
Question by vatkoaleksov
I've got a plastic container that's marked as #2 recyclable. It came full of dishwasher powder but I'd like to use it for dry goods or other storage. First I need to get rid of the detergent smell, or I'll have beans that taste like detergent. So... How do I get detergent smell out of a #2 plastic container?
Question by the.smasher | last reply
The local tennis court just throws them away, so I have access to basically infinite tennis ball containers and flat tennis balls.
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This is my first post to the forums, just wanted to let you know of the error message on https://www.instructables.com/id/Knockdown-Illuminated-SIgnboard-D%CB%8B%85g%0F%0B%7F/ I love the site, and can't wait to learn more!
Topic by plainhavoc | last reply
I need to build triangular pull out/roll out waste bins to fit into nooks in my kitchen. Two sides are 18" wide and the other (front) side is 16" wide. The bin should be 24" tall (I have 34" of clearance between floor and counter.) A square box I could handle. The triangle has me a bit unsure of how to screw everything together. Has anyone ever built a triangular wooden box?
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