Continue the story!

A few days ago, in registration, our form tutor decided to play a game! She gave us an opening phrase, and we had to say a word each going one after another! so I decided to do this here.RULESYou are only allowed to say one word, and may not reply to your own posts. You can reply to an opening, or make a new 1st opening. That's it!So the starting phrase is...One day, my friend Jim and I...Have fun, and I hope we get some interesting results!The Jamalam

Topic by The Jamalam 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Me continue KIC? ?

Ok so have alot of free time right now and  wouldnt mind doing a contest very similar to KIC. my grading system would be different and there will no video limit for those of you who like to talk a lot haha. but there will probably be a prize or something. tell me if you will compete or if you dont think i should do this. if there is atleast 7-10 people in contest i will give it my all.

Question by innovanna 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

What are continuous rotation servos?

Does 'continuous rotation servos' run on commands like myservo.write(360) (for Arduino servo library)?

Question by sarveshk 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

im willing to continue KIC

I have alot of free time on my hands right now and am willing to do the knex innovation contest. but this time my way. nothing really changes except the grading system and video length. some chanllenges will be hard and some easy. please tell me if you are intrested or willing to compete

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

continuous shocker without capactior

I need help. i want to make a shocker without the capacitor. on the camera circuit board. do i just touch the two + and - sign where the capacitors ar charged?? i tried and it didnt work. i know plasma has one but it tried and i cant get those damn parts soldered. is it possible to do this> i have been shocked before doing this, but i dont remember how i did it.

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

continuous to step rotation in legos?

I have a thing that rotates in lego, it has one revolution per 5 minutes. I want it to be connected to something else so that the other thing has one rotation per hour. But it has to rotate in steps, so after every five minutes it has to rotate 1/12 revolution at one time. Can anybody think of a good mechanism? It won't work to make only one pin on the five minute ring so it only ticks the other gear one pin per rotation, that would go too slow because with one revolution per five minutes the transition would take too long. It has to be a short moment. thanks

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

Need help with changing arduino code for more servos Answered

This code makes a continuous rotation servo motor turn on and run until you let go of the button. I need to change this sketch so that there are 3 buttons, instead of 1, and if I press 1, a continuous rotation servo would turn for each button until I let go of the button. #include Servo myServo; int servoPin = 2; int buttonPin = 7; int buttonState = 0; void setup() {   // put your setup code here, to run once: pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT); myServo.attach(servoPin); } void loop() {   // put your main code here, to run repeatedly: buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin); if (buttonState == HIGH) {   myServo.write(0); }else{   myServo.write(90); } delay(15); }

Question by Orange robot 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

is there a way to continuously light a flash bulb?

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

Problems with Nikon D7000 Continuous Shooting?

When I put my camera on shutter priority and continuous high, the camera takes the pictures but the images come out VERY VERY dark I haven't changed any settings in the camera (I have the same problem in continuous low option as well) what is the problem? am i missing something? is there a trick? what should I do? p.s. i am unable to do burst shooting when the (built in) flash is on (is this normal?)

Question by rptech 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

inflating and deflating a air bladder continuously?

I am interested in a project however what i need to do is to inflate and deflate a air bladder repeatedly on a continuous cycle (so inflation and the deflation). This making me think of a piston style pump hooked up to a motor which I can control through use of a variable resistor. Is there any piston style pump i can use or is there a alternative which would be better. (I do have a budget of around 70usd)

Question by mute86 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Help with modifying a servo for continuous rotation?

I want to build a robot with arduino and for the motors I was going to use some servos that I could modify for continuous rotation.  So, I picked up 2 cheap ones at radioshack.  I opened them up and I can get to the gears by removing the top part and I can get to the back of the circuit board by taking off the bottom.  But the circuit board is soldered in so I can't take it out to get to the potentiometer. I tried desoldering the connections to the motor but there seems to be more joints to desolder before I can take out the circuit board completely. And I don't want to desolder every joint and then have to solder them again when I need to put them back together.  So has anyone modified these radioshack servos and can tell me how to get tho the potentiometer? Or can anyone tell me if there is a way to modify them without getting to the potentiometer? Thanks.

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

Leah's etched laptop continues to be copied

I thought Leah's ad-supported laser-etched laptop was brilliant. When we were first talking about it, it was obvious that if she could pull it off, there would be a bunch of copy-cats trying to do the same thing. Obviously Squid Labs and Instructables are listed as sponsors, so I get a number of emails asking for further laser-sponsorship of laptops, and they always make me smile. Here's the latest, hope you enjoy the irony as much as I do: Dear Instructables-TeamIn the very near future I'll need a laptop for school. To finance that, I am planing to put Ad's onto the top of it.I am visiting a college of higher informatics. The school has more than 1000 students, teachers and other workers & visitors every day.My suggestion is a cheap way of advertising. The ad's would be laser etched into the top of the Laptop (made out of Aluminum). The Laptop has a size of about 40 by 27 cm (= about 14 by 10 inches).If you are looking at prices of an often-visited website for example, you'll get prices between 700 and 1000$'s PER MONTH for a little ad.For 1000$ you could cover the biggest part of the whole notebook, but you wont have to pay monthly. You only pay once, and the laptop will be used for 3 or 4 years. Also the laptop will be presented in the internet in several forums. I will post into a few forums myself, and make a little video about the laptop, and the company's that put ad's on it, and also other people will show around pictures of the project, because it's very unusual to do something like this.Of course you dont have to buy an ad for 1000$. Size, type of ad and therefor price are free of choice.I am looking forward to an answer !If interested, I could also send you some pictures how laser-etched things look like on a laptop and we could talk about data or prices if you are interested..

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

Servo Mod help

Hi Every one thanks for looking at my post. I have a specific project where I need 8 servos which would need to rotate up to 360 degrees. Please note I do not need continuous rotation mod, which would make me loose servo angle control. Given that i ended up with 3 options 1. Buy a winch or sail servo - these are costly about $40 and not sure if they suite my need. 2. Add an additional gear with 1:2 or 2:1 ratio (not sure about the terminology) of the main servo gear ( attached to pot); Servo rotates about 230 degrees now, so limiting it to 180 degrees from code and with the additional gear and modification I can get a 360 rotation on the added gear and use that as my main servo drive. 3. Replace current potentiometer with a multi-turn one ( available for around $2) with similar resistance value, this along with the potentiometer gear stop peg removal would give more than 360 degree rotation. Servo control would not be effected as resistance value is same and angle must be limited from code to keep the potentiometer from going to the end limits. I am just preparing and calculating the current gear values to decide on the specs needs for the gear mod. I need to measure servo pot values to find a suitable multi-turn pot. I would really appreciate if any one could comment on my approach and any alternatives. I wish some one had tried these before and could share their experience. Thanks Satya

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

continuity between 3.33v and gnd on atx psu?

Im converting my atx into a bench psu. I was checking the continuity between 5v and gnd that i connected to the LTC3780 and i got a beep (one short beep). So i checked the rest of the lines and 5v and 12v also 1 short beep. However on the 3.3v. i get  a long continuous beep. Is this behaviour to be expected?  thank you in advance.

Question by icey.hood 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Is there any way for the Serial port to detect continuity?

Like if i have 3 switches how could i detect weather they are on of off? Keep it simple,thanks. Edit:its the 9 pin serial port

Question by ReCreate 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Non-continuous play, random Audio Device?

I am looking for a cheap, simple device that when a button is pressed will play a single random audio clip from a collection of clips.  I was really hoping an old Shuffle would work, but it doesnt sound like I can keep it from playing the entire library.  Any ideas?

Question by phdearthworm 7 years ago

Laptop im having problems with continues to crash and...? Answered

Well, ive got a friends laptop im trying to fix and im pretty clueless on what's wrong with it. I refitted and checked everything on it, but it will still contiue to crash every so often (Freeze up completly or restart randomly) and most of the time when I try to turn it back on the screen fails to do anything. Im pretty sure all the hardware is fine, ive taken a look at all the insides, and ive also reloaded the software on it. Stumped. This is a emachines d620.

Question by darkclaw42 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do you test ground continuity with a multimeter?

Question by adamgillies 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

I try to continue my step by step instructable and...

When I go to continue my step-by-step instructable, instructables has this gray rectangle that says: "Updating...", and I can see the things that I did popping up, but everything is there (I think...?), and the little rectangle is not going away... What's going on here???

Question by soldeir 9 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

19v to 12v, 16.7a continuous in as small a space as possible.

I have a 19v source from an AC/DC adapter, i need to output a 12v source at up to 200w continuous in as small of a physical space as possible. I have a tight spot i need to fit it. I have approx. 1"x1"x5" of space available. I'd prefer if all inputs and outputs were on the same side (one of the short sides). The 12v output needs to have low ripple, it will be powering ATX compliant circuit boards. If anyone knows of a product that already does this, i'm all for just buying something. I did a little searching, but everything that works is too big. Thanks,Sean Crees

Topic by sean.crees 25 days ago  |  last reply 24 days ago

Nearly continuous crashing of Firefox, Camino and Safari by I'bles

UPDATED 9 Mar 2009: This seems to have been a "one off." I haven't had any problems with any of my browsers on I'bles since last week. I did update Flash, per NachoMahma's suggestion, so that may have been the issue.All day today, I have been struggling with extremely frequent (many times per hour) crashes of all three of the browsers I normally use -- Firefox, Camino, and Safari -- on my MacOSX desktop system. In every case, the crash occurs while I'm access some page at I'bles. Not always the same page, but presumably always one with some form of advertising.I don't know whether I'bles has a new ad server, or whether one of their partners is dishing out new and crappy embedded objects. I have not seen this behaviour before today, and it is not restricted to any particular browser. I hope that by reporting it, Staff may be able to identify something that changed today and deal with it appropriately.

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

DIY continuous rotating servo motor for cat toy?

I'm trying to make a cat toy for my cat based somewhat loosely off of a toy called the fling-ama-string.;=related I have one and he seems to like it but since it only moves vertically I've noticed that he gets bored quite quickly. However, when I lay the fling-ama-string horizontally on my table and the string runs over the edge of the table he plays with it a lot longer. My idea was similar to something like this: Which seems to have a motor running a line from across one side of a field to the other. I obviously do not need one as heavy duty as this but I feel like if I were to rig this around the leg of a few pieces of furniture and let my cat run around chasing the lure a few times a week he'd really enjoy it. My issue is what kind of motor do I need and how difficult is this going to be to set up? Also, I'd like to spend less than $50 on all the parts for this but seeing as how the motor itself might be somewhat pricey I can understand if it goes over my initial cap. If anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate it!

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

Fun (Techie) Question(s)...(will be continued if there is interest) This is #1:

Engineering problem: The problem is to take an extension cord (you will have to figure the gauge at some point), and wire in 2 more "sockets" (for plugs) in series or in parallel, plus 3 neon bulbs in such a way that they only light when something is...#1: plugged into the corresponding socket &#2: the something (appliance, light, etc) is turned on, in other words, when that portion of the circuit is closed. The cord will be for very light rated appliances or bulbs. Nothing beyond a kilowatt althogether. Specify extension cord wire gauge and anything else needed for the project and it's necessary rating / part number. And most of all, have fun....and don't over think the problem ;-) OK, I blew it.....I knew I had created a similar cord to the one I described, and finally found it....only it doesn't do what I said it does. I merely had Neons that come on when the cord is plugged in.......this is what happens to your memory as you get older LOL.

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

How to generate continuous electrical energy from piezo plate? Answered

We want to make a free energy generator from a piezo plate but it does not gives continuous energy so how we can make a circuit to help us??Please help us... Please try to give photos or circuit diagrams...

Question by Mr AbAk 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

I'm looking for a high volume, small size air compressor but I can't find a good one. What do you guys recommend? Answered

I need an air compressor that has an EXTREMELY high CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) rating. It is for an air-powered exoskeleton (crazy idea, I know). It needs to be pretty small, backpack sized if possible, It doesn't need that big of an air chamber (fire-extinguisher sized). Continuous run is a must. Powering it shouldn't be a problem because I will be carrying ~ 30 pounds of Li-ion batteries for running the compressor. I also won't be needing more then ~ 100PSI. Weight is an almost non issue, I wouldn't mind a 20 pound compressor, I'll probably remove the frame anyway, so that will take away some weight.

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

I have continuity in both coils (AC-DC) but no power output?

I have a 12v 2A transformer without power outputI testes/checked with a voltmeter both coils (AC-DC) but no V+ output

Question by MarcosM117 11 months ago

I have continuity in both coils (AC-DC) but no power output?

I have a 12v 2A transformer without power outputI testes/checked with a voltmeter both coils (AC-DC) but no V+ output

Topic by MarcosM117 11 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago

Can you control a continuous servo with an RC radio, by plugging it directly into the receiver?

Can you control a continuous servo with an RC radio, by plugging it directly into the receiver? Using a flysky fs-i6 transmitter and 6 channel receiver. When I plug-in a regular servo (blue one) and a continuous servo (orange one), the regular one runs perfectly. But I get no movement from the continuous Servo. To make the continuous servo run with an RC radio, do I need to run it through an Arduino or something else to change the signal type? (I would be using a set of continuous servos for something like a tank tracks. ) Thanks!

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


I'm having multiple issues with my PC but this is the main one.  I also forgot my PW so i'm trying to start up in SAFE MODE  by using f8 but when i boot up my system starts "checking file system on C;"  when i get through that and  reboot with F8, i select Safe Mode and the PC gets stuck.  it does nothing.  i waited for over an hour and nothing happened.  i had to disconnect the CPU to reboot.

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

How do I get a 7-color LED to just blink continuously?

I'm working on a sculpture that involves LEDs.The basic instructions I've been using come from steps 2 and 3 from this tutorial - I'm attaching the leads of the LEDs directly to 3 volt lithium watch batteries. However, I decided to try to use a 7-color blinking LED, and I'm having troubles.The LED packaging says it has "single-color, color-changing or flashing modes." The LED has one anode and two cathodes. When I attach the anode and one of the cathodes, nothing happens, and when I use the other cathode, it cycles through all of the modes in about 30 seconds, and then turns off. The only way I can get it to start again is to take the leads off and start again, but this isn't an option for my project, being as the entire circuit has to be covered in glue to waterproof it.How do I get the LED to just blink continuously? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Question by hezzer 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Where can I make or buy a clock that is continuously moving round really fast?

Much like this've also seen it in cartoons also. Would it be possible to buy or make one of these? if so where and how :o

Question by alexstill 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What's a use for 'continuous' printer paper? The stuff with the tear-off/hole-punched edges...

I've got a carton of the stuff, and it's just sitting there. Plain white, unlined. I've been using single sheets at a time for drawings or notes, and just tossing the fringes out. They end up in random places around the house. Maybe a notebook? Somehow bind the pages together by the holes, then make it tearaway. Which still leaves half of the tear-stuff floating around. Filler for something? Any ideas?

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

i converted a 230v ac supply to 12v using transformer and using half wave rectifier i converted ac to dc. Answered

The output waveform is as shown in fig. (in my book). When i connected a LED it glows continuously. But if u analyse the output waveform the current varies continuously. i expected the LED to flicker continuously. but its not happening so. can u explain me why?

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

Can I build an Electric motor that can self recharge it own power source? Continual self charging battery powered motor.

I just wondered, If you could take an electric motor like the ones that they use in the electric cars and motor bikes and by adding a generator/alternator ,or turbine to recharge your batteries as it is running. Like making an electric continual self charging battery powered motor.

Question by regdab 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

My PIR sensor continuously blinks the output when activated once, how do I fix this? Answered

I tried it on both settings (retriggerable and non) and it still does it. am I doing something wrong?

Question by Sun Gear 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

c++ code hElp?

This is the code for mobile operated robot found from this site can somebody explain this code i didnt understand  the line which is Italic and Bold like this (DDRD=0xff;  DDRB=0×00) somebody plz tell me what the lines are CODE /* DTMF Controlled Robot PORTD pin 0,1,2,3 goes to motor driver l293d PORTB pin 0,1,2,3 is connected to output of CM8870 DTMF decoder IC */ #include #include int main(void) { DDRD=0xff; DDRB=0×00; while(1) { switch(PINB&0b00001111) { case 0b0010://Key 2 { PORTD=0x0A ;      //1010 both motor front continue; } case 0b0100://Key 4 { PORTD=0×02;    //0010 right motor front continue; } case 0b0101://Key 5 { PORTD=0x0F;//1111 SUDDEN STOP continue; } case 0b0110://Key 6 { PORTD=0×08;  //1000 left motor front continue; } case 0b1000://Key 8 { PORTD=0×05; continue; } default: continue; } }//end of switch return 0; } // // // //

Question by agent555 4 years ago

Need to UNSUBSCRIBE Answered

I need to unsubscribe as I do not wish to continue.   Thanks

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

Constantly Loading

Hello everyone, I think the problem is on my end but here's the problem. When I go to the desired instructable, with any image with the "i" on it, I get the loading indicator continuously. I can't figure out why this is happening. Any ideas? - Net

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

I need to make an electromagnet that continues to turn on and off (on 20 seconds off 45 seconds)

Hello, I am trying to make an electromagnet that turns on and off on an interval. On for 20 seconds off for 45 second. It would continue to turn on and off until the power is turned off. Any and all suggestions as to how to make (or buy) this would be great! I am making this for an art piece.. I am a glass artist so I am not well versed in any of this electrical engineering Thanks! Maia

Topic by MaiaS5 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

is it possible to continuously run a flash filament from a disposable camera. building DIY LCD projector

Is it possible to continuously run a flash filament from a disposable camera. I understand that I would have to rid the capacitor and run a few of the chargers in parallel to maintain enough power output. Will it over heat and what kind of light output are we talking about? Is it worth doing should I use high power LEDs?. I am planning to custom build one of those LCD projectors and have about 200 disposable flash cameras lying around and can get heaps more for free… so it would be more feasible if this would work.

Question by grimgroper 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

can i use the principle of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to create a very efficient Flywheel?

Can i use the principle of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to create a very efficient Flywheel? By this i mean, could i use the idea of a wheel with springs and weights that changes its moment of inertia at different angular velocities, to make a flywheel that would keep my small engine turning at top effieiency? This could be used in addition to, or to replace a standard flywheel. It would be for a custom built steam engine. All dimensions, everything custom, so anything is possible here. If you think this idea would or would not work, let me know! thanks

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

Transformer not behaving...

I hope someone here can help.  I have a AC to AC step down Unrectified transformer, i.e., no circuit board whatsoever.  Primary winding has continuity, secondary wire has continuity.  No continuity between primary and secondary wires in any way.  In short, power goes in, but no voltage comes out.  If someone that knows precisely how transformers work can explain to me how a magnetic field can be generated but no electricity generated on the 2ndary wire I would appreciate it.

Topic by PeterE56 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Snail Graffiti

Most graffiti writers want to go big, but Slinkachu continues his fascination with the tiny with incredibly small graffiti on snails. Slinkachu has been working on the amazing Little People project and this is a continuation of the miniature exploration. It's all worth checking out. Linkvia Neatorama

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

can a computer run on water?

Can a pc or laptop run if continuous supply of water is available?

Question by chann90 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

TAR v1

This is my TAR v1, or, Trauts Assault Rifle v1. If I do continue making knex stuff, i'll hopefully continue this series of assault rifles. This was made last night mostly for the tvikt tournament. I took TheDunkis shell ejection system, slightly modded it, and basically added a good strong structure and nice trigger.

Topic by Trauts 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

EITHER: How to make 'continuous heart pulse monitor'? OR: how to capture ECG from chest strap?

Greetings, What I am interested in is a ‘continuous heart pulse monitor’ so that I can plug that into (possibly) an arduino to drive a EECP machine. EECP machines run around $30k. So I’ll have to jigger up one myself. Usually I program in HotBasic. I am now learning ‘C’ programming language, via “Arduino in action” eBook, and sparkfun arduino Uno kit. I could sure use some help, like: Should I just buy a ‘chest strap heart rate monitor’, (Polar, or Motorola, or what)? Are there any units out there that can plug directly into a usb? Or do I need to get into wireless or bluetooth? Is a chest strap monitor more accurate than a finger or ear monitor. Should I be connecting to a laptop vs arduino? As you can see I am just beginning. Any help you can give me will surely be appreciated. Thanks for your help...Vernon 

Question by vmars316 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how do i continue from ible to ible after i check out an ible? is there a 'next' button im not seeing? Answered

Is there a way to go to next ible in a category from the screen where i just viewed an ible? if i have to click 'next page' fifteen times, ima goan lose my mind up in here...

Question by southbaysue 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

hanging tomato plants?

This is my first attempt at hanging plants. my question is will the plants eventialy hand down or will they continue to grow up. thanks.

Question by deadeye1122 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How many MOSFET's do I need? Answered

I am building a 2000W inverter powered by a car battery at 200A and I am unsure what to look at to find how many MOSFET's I need. Do I look at continuous current (in Amps) or power dissipation(in watts)? If it's power dissipation might you be able to suggest a MOSFET with a high power dissipation that is under a continuous current rating of 75A?

Question by The MadScientist 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago