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Prize Distribution Procedure

Can anybody tell me, how is the procedure for the prize winners. I meant that how to successfully proceed to claim to prize. I read the ptizes column in the contest but it didnt make me it to understand.

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Viewing the distribution of ratings

All of Instructables' posted items (I'bles, slideshows, videos) include a rating value computed as a weighted average of inputs. Is there a way for an author (or anyone else) to actually see the underlying data, either as a binned histogram or a generated table or whatever? An average of "3" can suggest something very different if the inputs were all between 2.5 and 3.5, vs. a whole bunch at 1 and a whole bunch at 5.

Topic by kelseymh  


Automatic Water Distribution System

Hello Everyone, I am a fifth year B.Eng student due to complete my degree in Electrical and Electronics in April this year. I am currently working on a project which with your help I'll be able to complete it. Here is the link http://igg.me/at/automaticwaterdistributionsystem/x/5875198 Share it with friends and family. Thanks in advance

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Let us assemble power distribution switches at home together.

I am an electronic engineer in the field of power distribution switches. In recent days, I am prepared to make a project for power distribution switches at home together.  The project begins now: Home decoration, the concern of hydropower indispensable. The laying of the home circuit is a crucial link, the home distribution box installation involves the safety of home appliances. Therefore, I specifically summarise the home distribution box installation knowledge, as well as home distribution box wiring diagram to make the relevant finishing, for everyone to take precautions, the home distribution box has a clear understanding. Home distribution switch installation points 1, Household distribution switch sub-metal shell and plastic shell two, there are two kinds of mounted and concealed, the box must be intact. 2, The household distribution switch of the cabinet wiring assembly should be set up to zero line, to protect the ground wire, phase line, and to be intact, with good insulation. 3, The installation of air switch seat should be clean and there is enough space, should be installed in the dry, ventilated parts, and no obstruction, easy to use. Never install the distribution box in the box to prevent fire. 4, The household distribution switch should not be installed too high, the general installation of the elevation of 1.8 meters, in order to operate; into the distribution switch of the electric tube must be fixed with a lock nut. 5, If the household distribution switch to be open, the edge of the hole to be smooth, smooth, distribution box buried in the wall should be vertical, horizontal, edge left 5 to 6 mm gap, distribution box wiring Should be rules, neat, the terminal screws must be tightened. 6, The loop into the line must be sufficient length, no joints, after installation marked the name of the use of the circuit, the installation of household distribution box to be completed after the removal of the distribution box residue. How to assemble power distribution switches at home ? 1, The installation of electrical box, distribution box installed on the wall, should be used bolts (expansion bolts) fixed, bolt length is generally buried depth (75 ~ 150mm), the thickness of the box floor, nuts and washers Of the sum of the thickness, plus about 5mm of the "margin". For smaller distribution boxes, it is also possible to embed a good brick at the installation site (in the form of a distribution box or a panel mounting hole) and then use wood screws to secure the distribution box or power distribution board. 2, Dark assembly distribution box, distribution box embedded in the wall installation, in the wall when the hole should be reserved than the length and width of the distribution box about 20mm, the depth of the distribution of the thickness of the distribution box with the wall Plaster thickness. In the masonry distribution box, the box and the wall filled with concrete can be fixed to the box live 3, The distribution box should be installed firmly, horizontal and vertical, vertical deviation should not be greater than 3mm; concealed, the distribution box should be around the gap, the edge of the panel should be close to the wall, the box and the building, Part should be coated with anti-corrosion paint. 4, The distribution box installed in the spiral fuse, the power cord should be connected to the middle of the terminal contact, the load line should be connected to the threaded terminal. In this way, in the loading and unloading fuse will not be electric shock. Porcelain plug-in fuses should be mounted vertically. 5, The distribution box of AC, DC or different voltage levels of power, should have a clear sign. Lighting line, should be set to zero line (N line) and protect the zero line (PE line) bus, zero line and protection of the zero line should be connected to the bus, not twisted, should be numbered. 6, The wire leads to the panel, the panel line hole should be smooth without burrs, metal panels should be installed insulation protective cover. Metal shell distribution box shell must be reliable grounding (then zero). Ps: Excuse me if I was wrong in words or expressions as I am a green hand in the field of power distribution switches. I need continual learnings. What is your idea ? Do you agree with my ideas ? Any of your ideas would be highly appreciated. May someone would like to help ? thanks in advance.

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Audio - headphones

My daughter runs a Pre-school and uses a small cd stereo setup. The output is a pair of mono jacks (R/L) for speakers. I am looking to build a distribution box for up to 6 headphones. Thinking of one input (from the speaker jacks using a 2 to 1 plug) The headphones are mono 1/4 so those jacks are readily available. I do not know what the output is of the stereo system is but I doubt it is much over 5 watts (if that). Will I need some sort of amplifier? any thoughts on switches/switching jacks if not all are being used. Thanks for listening. guitar 52

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reuse contest prize distribution.

Hi, as a proud winner of the recycle and reuse contest in December i told all my friends of my good fortune, now they ask 'well?lets see your prize then' To which i can only reply i have not got it yet. in contrast the runner up prize for the photography contest arrived swiftly. here are pictures of instructables iv made since then.

Topic by crazyg    |  last reply


Need Help with record player wiring/electrical

Hi this is my first post here I have a self contained record player. Its from the mid 70', in great shape and looks really cool. I want to use it to play records and also to play an ipod. It has a mic jack that I use to hook up the ipod. Everything is great except one detail I overlooked - anytime the the record player is turned on, the turntable i engaged. Picture it as the ipod playing nicely yet the tuntable is spinning the whole time. What I dont like about that scenario is that the turntable will be getting heavy use even when its not technically playing a record. So I am really hoping to come up with a way that to disengage the turntable yet still get power to the unit. I took the thing apart and inspected it last night. There are 2 and only 2 wires running to the turntable portion of the unit. My thought is that if I clip these wires and add a toggle on/off switch that i could power up the unit and then control the turntable separately with this new on/off switch. It seems kind of simple to me BUT I dont want to do anything stupid and ruin the entire thing. Also I have no idea if by adding a on/off toggle if somehow theres an unequal distribution of power that can cause problems...basically I dont know much!! so if anyone has any thoughts Id love to hear them! thanks so much. if anything is unclear I can post pics too if that would help. thanks so much! eric

Topic by eric_o83  


Distribution of Comments and Ratings Across Instructables

While Zachninme was here last week, he pulled some interesting data on Instructables. Check out the distribution of comments and ratings across Instructables in the graphs. Instructables with zero comments or zero ratings are included, which skews the data, but it's still interesting.total positive ratings / total number of Instructables = 10.4total number of comments / total number of Instructables = 19.1The raw data is attached, if you'd like to take a look.

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Independent Reps and Distributers needed NOW!

This is a great opportunity with a 10 year old company, which is blazing trails in the industry! This is NOT a get rich quick scam, or a lousy product that relies on pushy salespeople. I searched for months to find a product of this quality, and I use it myself. All of our products are manufactured in the USA. We are building a great national team. Get on board now! 1) Do you have around $100 to put into a business? 2) Do you like the idea of duplicating, residual income? 3 Do you like to help others, and, will you share an opportunity with them? 4) Do you live in the USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, or Canada? 5) Would you like to work with an experienced and supportive team, that will help you achieve? 6) Would you like to speak with someone who makes over $5000 a month, and find out how he does it? If you answered yes to all of these questions - and only if you answered yes to ALL of these questions - email me at BioFrequencyNA@aol.com. Include your home phone number. Tell me the best time to call you. I will call you ASAP.

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Can multiple UHF receivers share antenna's? Answered

I have multiple UHF microphone units. They have two antenna's on the back of them, it picks whatever is the strongest signal for 'true diversity'. My question is, Instead of buying those really expensive antenna distribution units. Would I be able to group each of the antenna connections from the units to one antenna for each side and use two high gain UHF antenna's to receive the signal. I would think that the receiver units would pick out the signal individually as they are set on different channels. All the units are exactly the same with the same antenna's. I could be very wrong with this however! Any feedback is very welcome! Thanks

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What is a distibution of linux for a beowulf cluster that can be used with a cpu benchmark?

I have had lots of questions here recently about similar topics but hopefully this will be my last. I am good with computers but am not comfortable with complex programming. I need a distribution of Linux that is used for computer clusters that can have the processing power benchmarked. Is there a distribution of Linux for beowulf clusters where i would only have to install the os, connect the computers with a router and not have to use complex programming? if so, is there one where the total processing power of the cluster can be benchmarked? If so, what benchmarking software would I use? I will not need to actually run any programs on the cluster. I just need to be able to benchmark the processing power.

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Who distributes the n*100 BA patches?

Does anyone know who distributes the patches for 100, 200, 300, etc, Best Answers? I am at 207 BAs right now, and I am really excited about getting a patch for 200 BAs .  I was thinking it was NachoMahma who gives out the patches, and I sent him a PM about a week ago, but I did not get a reply.  That might just mean he's on vacation or something like that. So is 207 close enough?  Or do you want more? Do you want me to give you 110%? Because that would be 220.  Also who gives out the patches?  And we are even playing that game anymore?

Topic by Jack A Lopez  


Can I print and distribute Instructables posts?

I work with an organization that provides books to incarcerated people. All the books we send are donations. (Raising funds for postage is tough enough, so buying books is out of the question.) We get frequent requests for How to Draw books which are rarely donated. Would it be acceptable for me to print Instructables posts on this topic?

Question by judyspak  


How to make smart Distribution power box? Answered

Hello folks i am student of final year . I am doing a project in final year named as "Smart Distribution Power Box" . Its electronics and IOT based project . i just have an idea about it . but don't know how to start it what steps i follow to take it forward . Actutall i 'm trying to make the device something like TED Spyder here is the link of this device you can get idea from this link what i m trying to say .. (       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKCsDD4is_Y      )    Its a smart home energy monitor .  first o have to measure phase voltages and currents , then have to calculate real ,reactive and apparent powers power factor,current voltages at rated load ,load varriations,  then i have to make a soft interface to show it in graphical and well as numerical forms on a smart device .  Please like to suggest something how i can move on and how i can make it. I will be very thankful to you if you help me :-)  Thanks 

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Seeking engineering advice on mounting heavy weight in concrete ceiling

Hi all, I am designing/building a prop ceiling-mounted surgical arm (see reference photos attached) into a 15" concrete slab ceiling for a hospital room set for a tv show. I'm also attaching two sketches of the two different arms I plan on making and I'm hoping some of you clever engineering-types may be able to identify flaws in my schematics before I go too far with the design. If you see something that could pose a danger to the actors or have and alternative suggestion I would be grateful!!! Here are my concerns: 1) what are acceptable stresses on all joints due to weight distribution and actors moving the parts around? 2) the heavy duty industrial casters that tapcon into the ceiling: would they get pried apart as weight is applied gravitationally? 3) can the concrete ceiling handle the live stresses of actors moving the arms? 4) can the horizontal PVC arms handle the weight or do they require a welded metal skeleton? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Any feedback would be greatly appreciated; I'm in my research phase of this build now so please let me know your thoughts!!! Thanks, Damian

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How do you put a booklet (to distribute information) or magazine together?

I want to distribute some information on a book like format, it won't be too big, but I would like to be able to put it together myself since I am aiming for that homemade feel. It will have pictures and the information will be written in short articles. What do you suggest?

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Jurassic Spark kids game: how to distribute fun more evenly?

I recently made up an outdoor kids adventure game that is really fun for most, but could use help with making the game more fun for all the kids. I conducted an anonymous survey afterwards and a few kids were sad that they didn't get to find the batteries (explained below). My question relates to this. I'm asking here because I figure teachers have tons of experience with kids!The game is called Jurassic Spark. I've written up the details with lots of pictures in this Instructable for the game, but I'll summarize here:Target kid age: 4 to 7 years old (although I plan to continue adapting as kids get older) Scenario: The Jurassic Spark electrified fence has lost power and many dangerous dinosaurs are on the loose. Can our brave explorers (kids) find the high power batteries to energize the fence before it's too late? Watch out for the T-Rex!Player roles: explorers (kids), small dinosaurs (adults), and the terrifying T-Rex (adult)!To win: the explorers need to find and return the 6 high power Batteries back to the Power Station to energize the electric fence before the dinosaurs tag all the explorers. Because the kids are young, the dinosaurs (adults) aren't playing to win, just to make it an exciting challenge. The game lasts around 15 to 20 minutes.Getting tagged: When a dinosaur tags an explorer, the explorer has to freeze and put their arms out like in freeze tag. Frozen explorers are encouraged to yell for assistance "Help! Help! A dino chomped me!" and can be unfrozen by being touched by another free explorer.Tail stealing: The explorers are not completely defenseless, however. The small dinosaurs have tails that can be stolen and they hate that! "Roar! Who stole my tail!?" Tail lacking dinosaurs must return to the dinosaur pen before they can regrow their tail and return to hunting. I feel that this is a very important part of the game as it brings balance and a whole lot of fun. It also encourages lots of exciting team building as kids will often gang up on a dino to take it down or distract it. Once the electric fence is powered up, dinos that have their tails stolen are trapped in the pen until the game ends (usually only a minute or two).T-REX: To up the level of excitement, we add a T-Rex wild card into the mix! The T-Rex cannot be stopped and loves chomping on explorers! There's nothing quite like seeing a giant roaring T-Rex head chase or stalk their cute tiny prey :)We played the game with 20 kids, 6 small dinosaurs, and 1 T-Rex.Question: How can I make the game more fun for the kids that feel left out because they didn't find a battery? We made a rule that a kid can only return one battery per game, but there are 6 batteries and 20 kids. The older kids tended to find the batteries each game. My gut is telling me that I wouldn't be able to handle a game with 20 batteries.The part that makes this extra challenging is that the kids are young and I can't make too many complicated rules. We'll add complexity as they grow older with tranquilizer darts and stuff like that :)If you are interested in reading all the survey feedback, it is near the bottom of the Instructable.Thanks!Adam

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Distribution of Solar Heated Water and Any Other Heated or Cooled Water

I started this project about a week ago after seeing the Instructable – https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-strikeheliostatstrike-paraboliI made mine out of cardboard and then coated the cardboard – front and back – with fiberglass resin for stiffness. I covered the inside with tinfoil to test it out and find the focal point. It worked great with the focal point at the center of the dish even with the lip of the curve. I then removed the tinfoil and replaced the tinfoil with mirrored Plexiglas. Now it works awesome. I have a 30� parabolic mirror that can ignite wood almost instantaneously at the focal point of the light.Next I constructed the heating coil to run water through. This is made from a large 1 Kg coffee can, 16’ of ¼� copper tubing with end fittings, and the glass lid of a small sauce pan (handle removed). The outside of the coffee can is painted flat black as is the copper pipe. The copper pipe is coiled to a coil 4� in diameter and 6� in length and inserted inside the can with the ends extending from the side of the can through two drilled holes. The inside of the can is not painted, but left shiny. The glass lid is then taped over the hole with aluminum metal tape covering a minimum amount of the glass – about 1/4� around the edge.The coffee can is then suspended over the mouth of the parabolic mirror by a three point 6� chimney pipe stand-off. The can’s mouth is centered at the focal point of the mirror so all of the light being reflected by the mirror must enter the coffee can. Hoses are hooked up to the copper pipe fittings and these lines go to the feed/storage tank.The problem with the conventional set up from here is that the speed the water moves at (slow) to be heated to a great degree causes such great loses through convection, this system is not really feasible. I propose a new idea – or a new twist on an old idea.I noticed that the solar heat generating station use a black water pipe inside a glass vacuum tube to generate heat from the sun for heating water. I said to myself that this is a great idea and plan on building the next heating coil in a vacuum chamber. But, I also came up with the idea that the if the water is heated in this manner, why can’t it be transferred to the storage tank in a similar manner.If the feed lines were suspended inside a larger outer line and the outer line sealed tight and vacuumed the heat transfer due to convection would be almost nil. I estimated that with a total convective area at 100% the use of plastic stand-offs (8 @1/8� thick over 12’) the convective area would be reduced to 0.6%. Unbelievable! Even if this rose to 5% it is far beyond anything in use today by the home owner. Stretches of pipe going 100s of meters would no longer be un-heard of. You could place the dish in a close by field away from the trees and house and pump the heat back without losing it to the ground.This would also work for outdoor wood furnaces if use today. An outer pipe could be added over the existing pipe work, sealed, and vacuumed – almost all heat lose would be gone. And much larger stretches of pipe could be used here also. They would no longer need one furnace for the barn and another for the house. With this system, the pipes could even be run above ground, if desired, in some cases.This could also be used to replace insulation on cooling lines also.The key to the system is minimal contact between the inside and outside lines, and the vacuum between the two lines. Remember, there is no transfer of heat through convention within a vacuum, because there is no air for the heat to transfer through.As with all the new ideas this could get costly depending on the scale of piping you are dealing with – but the savings from reduced heat lose will far out way these cost in the near future.I may get an Instructable out for the Energy efficiency contest, but will be hard pressed.

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How to determine the psi in a tank when it joins with a larger tank that's empty?

Ok, so I'm going to try to make this. However I want to make it so I can detach the big pvc reservoir and put on a new one for more than one shot. However, this is probably going to lower the psi when the air moves into the smaller reservoir.  One more question: my plan is to make the air tank just screw onto the gun. Will this still be airtight? Do I need a quick release valve instead of threaded pvc? My plan is to make the larger reservoir but put a ball valve on the end where it connects to the rest of the gun. This is so I can screw it on and turn the valve.

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How can I make a easily distributable .exe file in Visual Basic 2008?

I'm making a couple of programs in Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition, however once you publish it the files are darn hard to distribute. If you move it it won't install correctly and if you ever try uploading 3 files to a webpage asking people to download all of them they're likely to just ignore you. So I would like to be able to mix all those files into one single self-contained .exe file which can be copied or moved as much as the user wants. Can I do it? All help is appreciated.

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is it possible to reduce the hormonics using stabilizer?

I would like to know the possible ways of redusing hormonics in distribution system and also the ideas which are in the researching level :)

Question by albiemorkal    |  last reply


how processor of laptop works?

I want to know how voltage is distributed along all the transistors present in processor and what are cores of processor a detailed description will be appreciated thanks

Question by vpsingh92    |  last reply


Electronics help

I need an easy way to distribute power 2 way and when the on button is switched the correct goes one way and when off then on again it goes another? Thanks

Question by Camyo    |  last reply


how much pressure can threaded brass piping take? Answered

I was planning on using brass piping to use and a pressure distributer for a bottle rocket. can it hold 200psi? (safely)

Question by red9er    |  last reply


"Oorja" Stove taking off in India

This is a stove being pushed by BP in rural India. It looks like an innovative product not just engineering-wise, but also in terms of marketing and distribution

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Mains Beer?

My head occasionally says "what about mains-beer?". Instead of buying stuff to take home, you have a beer-tap on the sink. Here is how it might work: You build a distribution centre, which may just be storage, but could also be a brewery, and run pipes around a nearby residential area. Each home has a beer-meter like a water-meter which is data-linked to a consumer-unit on a beer-tap on a sink. The distribution-point provides mains-beer under gravity, consumption of which is measured by the meter and data is fed to the consumer-unit. That box displays beer consumption, and via a radio-link informs the distribution-point. Periodically the lines will need to be flushed, here's how that would work: > The centre switches the supply from beer to water, which is coloured with a harmless-dye, and radios the consumer-units which display the message "free beer" whilst playing Happy Hour. Consumers vigorously empty the lines while it's free. When the water hits the meter-unit an optical-sensor calls the consumer-unit to shut off via a solenoid-valve, the consumer-unit reports back to the distribution-centre that water has reached it. After a set period the distribution-centre radios the units which haven't yet reported water to open (solenoid). Any units failing to give an adequate response within a reasonable period are radioed to display a "fault" message and flagged for a service-visit. The distribution-centre then switches supply to cleaning-fluid, and messages all consumer-units to display "cleaning!" and open up (solenoid). Once sufficient flow has gone through each meter, they shut off (solenoid) and radio-back. Then a water-flush follows in a similar way. Once the lines have been cleaned, the supply is switched back beer, the consumer units run until they no longer read "water", plus a bit more to clear dead-volume between meter and tap. Then the consumer-units display "read to dispense fresh beer". Pros: Beer is chilled by the ground in which piping is laid No packaging-costs (cans / bottles / kegs) Less transport costs Drinkers have an almost unlimited supply enabling them to drink more than they might otherwise. No more beer runs when the game runs long or uninvited guests show up (Re-design) Consumer units can display total quantities dispensed, with cost and "don't you think you've had enough?" Cons: Initial infrastructure cost It'll work best with poor quality-beer Well?

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Electrical problem. My extractor fan keeps on tripping my RCD whenever i turn it on. Answered

I recently installed an Xpelair XX150T exractor fan in my bathroom. This model has an intergrated timer (which i do not want to use so i didn't connect up the unswitched live) and is supposed to be run off of a 3 pole fan switch. From my distribution board the cables are going to a switch and from there to the 3 pole fan switch and on to the fan. At the distribution board the live is connected into a 20Amp breaker and the neutral is connected to the main neutral bar. Whenever i switch on the fan the RCD trips. I've checked my wiring and i cant see any reason for this.

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Instructables.com in The Snippet

Hi, Just to let you know we have featured your website under the Web of Wonder section in The Snippet. The Snippet is a free weekly 5 minute upbeat read with no bad news. 2000 copies are distributed in each of 4 areas in the UK at the moment.

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I have an array of LED clusters for a big VU meter. How can I distribute power evenly? Answered

Each cluster consists of 6 LED's, and is controlled individualy by an arduino (through a transistor). If I start with normal power, when more LED's light up, they all dim. If I start with extra power, the first few LED clusters blow. I don't want to have a separate power source for each cluster (there are 15)

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Commands needed in R language?

Hello everyone I hope that you are fine. Because I am starter, I am facing difficulties in figuring out commands that do the following: Find the sample mean M and sample standard deviation S Build the histogram. Find if the shape of the distribution is close to normal or not. Add to the histogram plot the line corresponding to the probability density function of the normal distribution using obtained mean and standard deviation. Set up a 95% CI for the sample mean, using your values of M,S and N Use the temperature (tempc and tempf) data given in the excel sheet. You can download the excel sheet from following link: https://app.box.com/s/8uw6os46iibmx4n5t21q Kind Regards raishikoh

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Does hot glue work to enforce/protect my soldering joints/points? Answered

I made a custom drone and I want to protect the soldering joints on the power distribution board.  And it still needs to work after hotglue-ing all of it haha.

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Physics Illustrator on NON-tablet PC

Well, I've recieved a private message from well over fifty people in the past 30 days requesting that I re-compile and distribute the Physics Illustrator, so I got off my lazy butt this morning and made it. links are updated and working.

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Electricity over IP

This is not really a new concept (first published in 2002), but one to mull over :-) Electricity over IP (EoIP, pronounced "yoyp") is a proposed scheme for delivering electric power via IP (Internet protocol). EoIP was developed to eliminate the unnecessary redundancy inherent in maintaining separate distribution networks for electricity and the Internet. The technology could be especially beneficial in remote areas with Internet kiosks but without electricity.The architecture for delivering EoIP is known as MPLampS (Mostly Pointless Lamp Switching). Electricity is digitized and encapsulated in discrete packets. According to the IETF's marketing segment, "MPLampS has the potential to dramatically lower the price, ease the distribution and usage, and improve the manageability of delivering electricity." Electricity over IPThe IETF Network Working Group described EoIP in RFC 3251, published on April 1, 2002. April 1 is also sometimes known as "April Fools' Day."

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where can i buy wholesale airsoft guns for 50-60% off retail price?

 im opening an airsoft store and i need a distributer. i need one thet sells airsoft guns for 50-60% off the retail price. please answer.

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Quick rundown various Linux and BSD operating systems:

1.  Debian - one of the older base distributions and currently one of the most popular.  Uses the "apt" package manager for software installation.  Excellent server distribution. 2.  Fedora - the free community edition of Red Hat Linux.  Sponsored by Red Hat Linux.  Uses the "rpm" package manager for software installation. 3.  openSuse - sponsored by Novell, originally developed largely in Europe. 4.  Mageia - fork of an older distribution called Mandriva Linux. 5.  PCLinuxOS - also a fork of Mandriva.  Looks to provide out-of-the-box support for graphics and sound cards. 6.  Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) - based on Fedora, RHEL includes many enterprise-level enhancements and is supported Red Hat corporation. 7.  CentOS Linux - free enterprise-grade operating system that is built from the same source code as RHEL without the proprietary enhancements or support from Red Hat.  8.  Puppy - very small Linux operating system that boots the OS and applications completely into RAM.  Can operate on older computer equipment.  Excellent for use in emergencies and to recover data from hard drives. 9.  FreeBSD - operating system that is based on BSD code. 10.  Ubuntu Linux - easy to use operating system that is based on Debian Linux.  Supported by the Canonical corporation.  Ubuntu means "humanity to others".  Excellent server distribution. 11.  Linux Mint - currently one of the most popular distributions, based on Ubuntu Linux.  Looks to provides complete experience by including browser plugins and media codecs (ie: Flash) upon installation.  Excellent desktop distribution.  Also comes in lightweight editions for older hardware 12.  NetBSD - based on BSD code.  Can be run on a wide range of hardware.  Currently there are 57 different hardware architectures that can run NetBSD. 13.  OpenBSD - based on BSD code.  Source code built from the ground up with security first and foremost as the goal.  Ships "secure by default", that is, all non-essential services are disabled.  OpenBSD has embedded cryptography throughout the operating system; it utilizes OpenSSH, Pseudo Number Random Generators, cryptographic hash functions, cryptographic transforms and crypto hardware support. 14.  ClearOS - server and network distro designed for small businesses.  Based on Red Hat Linux.  Web-based interface controls anti-virus, anti-spam, VPN, content filtering, bandwidth manager, file services, SMTP services, print services, SSL certification, and web services. 15.  Kali Linux - distro that specializes in penetration testing and security auditing.  Over 300 penetration testing tools.  Based on Debian Linux. 16.  Lubuntu - lightweight version of Ubuntu Linux for older computers and netbooks. 17.  Gentoo - highly customizable distro that uses a package system called portage written in Python.  Mascot is Larry the Cow.

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Welcome to Pens ands Inks

Welcome to the group. I hope you are up for the challenge of making your own pens ands inks. I hope to distribute some sort of prize at some point for outstanding pens ands inks. Please feel free to say hi and share your thoughts anytime. Drew

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LED Challenge (Closed)

Fed up of not able to enter the contests as international entries are not accepted?Here's your chance to enter a contest.I have decided to host a mini-contest.Enter and show your creativity and win a chance to go PRO. Project Requirements: Entered projects must meet or exceed these requirements: ~ Use of at least one LED in your project.    That's all Instructable Requirements: ~ The instructable should be new (published after the posting of this announcement) ~ It should have original photos (Not copy paste from somewhere) ~ The instructable must be a step by step instructable  Prizes: For this contest publisher of the top 3 instructable will recieve a patch each.The first place winner will receive a 1 year PRO membership.The 2nd prize winner will receive a 3 months PRO membership .The 3rd prize winner will receive a patch. Prize Distribution: 1st Place: 1 Patch One Instructables 1 Year Pro Membership 2nd Place: 1 Patch 1 Instructables 3 Month Pro Memberships 3rd Place: 1 Patch *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one patch. How to enter : To enter the contest post a link to your instructable in the comments.I will put the the link and the authors name in the list under the topic "Entries" Judging: I will be judging the entries on 29th and 30th april and I will distribute the prizes on 2nd may. I reserve the right to approach other trusted members of the community for assistance with judging, but all final decisions will be mine, and final. The winners will be announced 1st may and the prizes will be distributed to them on 2nd may. The winners will be sent a PM if they win also their username and instructable URL will be added under the topic "winners" Any questions, either post them in a comment, or PM me directly. Good luck, and get Making! Deadline: The instructable should be published between 28th march and 28th april. The instructable should be posted after or on 28th march and before 28th april midnight. Entries:

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Portable software for veroboard design?

On the hunt for software that will allow me to do layout designs for veroboard circuits, however all I've found requires installation and doesn't have a portable version available. Does anyone know of any that has a portable distribution, bonus points if it contains breadboard and PCB sections too. Forgot to mention, Windows user here. Thanks!

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Is there any drawing software used to draw circles of any size? Coz for one project I need to make a templet .

Is there any drawing software used to draw circles of any size? Coz for one project I need to make a templet of 4cm radius circle and inside the circle i need to evenly distribute 22 holes with size 2mm?

Question by Rohitrai    |  last reply


Can we use a Laser as a wireless conductor of electricity?

Wireless energy transfer question. Please note: I added a 2nd question here ( the emphasis now is if Microwaves can transmit energy as a 2nd option to replace copper cables in energy distribution):https://www.instructables.com/answers/Can-you-use-microwave-transmitters-and-recievers-t/

Question by mikedu    |  last reply


Does DittoMusic Work?

My Band is trying to get distributed for free to itunes we tried dittomusic and we're wondering if anyone has ever had any experiences with dittomusic if so let me know , heres my bands youtube http://www.youtube.com/shockthebandvevo we just want to majorly get on itunes for FREE plz help also heres our website http://www.shocktheband.webs.com

Question by Airsoft 007 Sniper  


Does anyone have a PDF on making a motorized scooter that has 3 decent sized wheels, not those dumb skateboard wheels?

I'm rather large and I figure that multiple wheels and a larger diameter would spread the weight distribution better.? I'm also on an extremely tight budget (read, I need to be able to scrounge materials for free), and have limited tools.

Question by javajunkie1976  


Can we have a pro membership for Pakistan?

Hi , I was just trying to signup for a pro-membership but to my dismay I coudn't find the name of Pakistan in the list of countries. Anyone with a clue that when it would be possible ? or is there any other way of getting a pro membership (maybe some local distributers from whom I can buy it??? ) Stay Blessed Hassan

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Instructables in FHM-Netherlands

Put your weird project up on Instructables, and you too can get a half-page photo spread in FHM-Netherlands! Bikini optional.There was an interview too, but they only used a little bit; it's really all about the pictures. Check out my hands and ewilhlem peeking into the fridge. They mailed me a copy of the magazine, which was nice as there's not much of a distribution network for FHM-Netherlands in the US.Classy, no?

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Free website domain and hosting? Answered

Hi! I'm looking into starting a website to distribute some freeware that I've been developing. Does anyone know a place I can get a free domain name and hosting? It doesn't have to be very large, just big enough for a site. I can manage the downloads from other places. I've looked into a bit, but so far I've turned up nothing. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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LED lighting into square shaped tubing. How can I do this?

I would like to construct clear polypropylene tubing into about a 20 inch by 20 inch or smaller square with led lighting inside for hula hoop performance. It needs to be battery powered and evenly distributed with weight. Needs charging capability and little to no battery gap. Can anyone explain what I would need? Or the best places to buy unique led colors? 

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fedora linux 9

The red hat linux distribution fedora just came out with version 9!! its code name is sulphur.click here for the details of the new releasei cant wait to get a copy, seeing as i cant seem to find my fedora 8 cd-romfor those of you in canada who want linux, go hereim pretty sure a quick google search will give good sources if your in the states

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"Provisioners of America's finest plural clothing"

Pantalaine, since 1950. I truly wish this existed!From the blurb for "Super Sweats":Double-reinforced sleeve/leg joints are guaranteed against-wearUp to 30 arms in 18 different colorsArms distributed in even or odd quantities on one or both legsAs always, "if you don't see it on the the floor, we'll be happy to make it"Ask about our American flag stylesLots more completely ridiculous items on the website!

Topic by rachel    |  last reply


Anyone Missing Newsletter/Contest Patches?

Due to the tireless efforts of a small group of volunteers, we have distributed nearly all the newsletter patches from January - July 2011.  Plus, several contests during that period.  If you had an Instructable featured in a newsletter before July and/or won a contest and have not received a patch, please let me know.  Include the date of the newsletter (or publish date of the Instructable). I know there are at least a couple out there that we need to track down! Thanks so much!

Topic by annahowardshaw  


Feature Request: Community editing

One of Quora's great features is the ability to "suggest edits." Instructables has many brilliant DIYers who are...well, TERRIBLE spellers, typists or grammarians. Then there are folks like me, who may lack technical brilliance, but know very well how to write, spell, edit, proofread, and organize. Allowing users to suggest edits, with a way for writers to quickly accept or reject them, would allow distributed collaboration that would make the site better and more useful for everyone.

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