Are there any plans to convert a trailer or truck bed into a dump bed?

Question by TSCOTT167 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Earworm Dumping Ground

For those not familiar with the term, an earworm is a song that gets stuck in your head and refuses to leave, eventually driving you crazier than a Cthulhu cultist with an itch that's just out of reach. Sometimes it will be a song you actually like (or liked), but usually it's the other kind. A well-known fact about earworms is that the best way to get rid of them is to infect someone else instead. For this purpose, I introduce the Earworm Dumping Ground. Leave your earworms here, and if you're lucky some poor schmuck will stumble across them by accident and take them off your hands. Warning: Earworms are extremely contagious. Sometimes just thinking of the title of the song is enough to produce unwanted results. It's kind of like The Game that way. (You just lost The Game, BTW.) Do not read any posts under this topic unless you are willing to take the risk of infection. You have been warned. BWAHhahahaha!!

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


ibles movie media dump

Hi all this forum is where people who want their media(pictures,clips, voice overs.....) can drop them off and we can see if we can fit you in. I am using a ubuntu computer so if you could keep the format a general format. And we can also put together our own movies so we can compare and contrast against other iblers.

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


BioDiesel-Powered Hauling

Recently, I've been re-doing one of our bathrooms. (An Instructables is in-progress.) This project, and a number of previous projects, has generated a quarter-of-a-garage-full of debris that can't go in our normal trash and wasn't going to be reused by us anytime soon: ceramic and glass tiles, cement backer board, grout and mortar, giant slabs of marble Christy scavenged 5 years ago, etc... When I came across Bakari Kafele's winning Instructable, Vehicle efficiency upgrades: 28.5mpg (so far) in 2.5ton commercial truck, and his BioDiesel Hauling business, I was spurred to action. Last week, he came by and we loaded the junk up to be recycled, reused, or taken to the dump. Here's to finding local businesses through Instructables!

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


Computer from dump */Update/*

I recently found this beauty in the town dump. It just sat there begging my name so i took it home.After i got it home i popped it open and looked at it and realized a DVD-RW drive was missing as was an 80 gig hdd and all the RAM. i am no expert and am wondering if this is worthy of buying the Ram (if so where and what price what type?) or if i should scrap it for the components or sell the video card and such on ebay? Your opinions on the possibility of it working and anything else are greatly appreciated. The images below should help with judgment. */Update/* I just tried starting it up. No louck i triead a moniter with digital input and one with analogue input both came up blank. then i tried both without the drive connected (earlier the drive just spun continuesly) and still no luck the onlly things that showed it was alive is when the keyboard flashed its lights for a second when the computer was starting up (the Num lock, caps lock, and scroll lock), the fact that when connected the drive spun furiously and that the power light on the front turned on. I'm at the point of considering whether to scrap it and sell the components and use the various bnits and pieces for expierments and the likes or to continue to try to coax it to life.

Topic by lemonshark10 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Instructables 2007 Data Dump

I've been analyzing some some year end Instructables data and posting about it in the blog. Check out:Top 50 Instructables of 2007 Ranked by Pageviews - 1. Invisible Book Shelf - 399,647 pageviewsTop 50 Instructables of 2007 Ranked by Number of Comments - 1. Laser Flashlight Hack!! - 1,229 commentsTop 50 Instructables of 2007 Ranked by Rating - 1. Invisible Book Shelf - 481 positive ratingsTop 50 Instructables Authors of 2007 Ranked by Number of Instructables - 1. trebuchet03 - 72 InstructablesTop 50 Instructables Commenters of 2007 Ranked by Number of Comments - 1. Mykhailo - 1373 comments on InstructablesTop 50 Instructables Commenters of 2007 Ranked by Number of Forum Comments - 1. Goodhart - 4168 forum commentsTop 50 Instructables Authors Ranked by Pageview Density - 1. dorxincandeland - 1 Instructable - 399,652 pageview densityTop 50 Forum Topics of 2007 Ranked by Number of Comments - 1. Random fun - 595

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


Freebies from the local dump

Well guys, I was tired of being told by different friends of mine that there's lots of goodies to be found sometimes out at my local dump, including a shed FULL of crts, some still in the bag I'm told. I finally got the motivation to make it out there, I had to ask the attendant where to find the computer stuff as the only shed I found had some furniture and old electronics (I was tempted to take this OLD ibm scanner, looked like it was right outta the 80's). She pointed me over to a pile of computer towers, satellite receivers (a scary amount of receivers) and some other crap, all in the sNOW!!! I was a little disgruntled to see it all in the snow there, as there was A LOT of towers. Aside from finding a working 16 port rack mount ethernet switch, a good handful of cpus I removed from some towers, and some PC133 ram (not useful to most, but it has a better use than SODIMM ram ever will these days). One of the first things I seen was an lcd monitor sitting upside down in the snow bank, I ran over to it like it was an abandoned baby in the snow. It didn't look like it had seen the snow too long, so I picked it up and tossed it in the car thinking at the most it would make a nice laptop stand out of the folding base on it. Well upon getting it home, drying it with a towel and letting it warm up to room temperature, I plugged it in and was very EXCITED to see "no signal" faintly on the screen, the backlight was shot.... I got my thinkpad out and hooked it up to see if the entire screen worked and that it wasn't cracked or something, sure enough, the whole screen lit up with the desktop for a second, then off. Frustrated, I simply kept turning the video output of my laptop on and off, and just from cycling it on and off, I got the backlight tubes to kick to life!!! I moved it to my desktop and got rid of my 19 inch crt, so I had room for this 19 inch lcd :P Later I noticed a bit of water in the screen so I shut it off, however when I went to use it later, the image would only flash on for a split second, then off again, then back on, and so on. I dissembled it today and can't find a single cap on the board that's blown (visually), and the only discoloration of the pcb is on the bottom, beneath a transformer, so I figure it's probably an okay amount of discoloration as a transformer will often make enough heat to do so. I plugged it in, and begun turning it on with only certain backlight tubes plugged in (theres 4 cables so I have to assume 4 tubes, one on each side of the screen, I also just found out you shouldn't let the unplugged leads too close to the socket on the PCB, it WILL ARC, the high voltage label etched into the pcb means business.) It would make some high pitched whining noises, the lcd would be doing it's flickering thing, sometimes the image would come up garbled, and then shortly after it started going garbled, it would kick on and stop making the high pitched noises, so I moved it back onto my desk still dissembled, and upon leaving the room long enough for the lcd to shut off, I came back to the same problem, and had to fiddle with it again to get it turned on (I'm using it right now :) What is it that makes these lcd's do this?, I know most problems with lcds are from the power inverter, and also when the backlights burn out (Hell only one could work for all I care, this thing is so bright it hurts the eyes). This is a 19" viewsonic lcd, and I did do some googling, one person noted for a similar model he tried replacing all 8 caps on the board (We have diff boards, but he said to replace all of them to be sure), he then said he was going to try replacing one of the mosfets, and that he would let us know how it went, still hasn't replied yet. I feel bad for posting this without pictures, but I don't have any good batteries around the house for my digital camera, I plan to get some pictures by the end of the day, but until then, perhaps you guys can tell me what it is you would like to see/need to see to help me figure this out. A free LCD guys, and it turns on to a usable state, so I KNOW it's worth fixing, sorry if I seem flabbergasted or something like I'm off my cradle, but an upgrade to LCD is awesome for me, I'm so used to using my crt's and I'm finding the crispness of the image very nice to look at.

Topic by Punkguyta 10 years ago


How Mac 11fx 650mb HD dump to CD?

I would like to power up an old workhorse and dump the SCSI to a CD. Mac 11fx runing System 7.5 to a CD so I can view the files and print or use as portfolio materials. Do not have a CD burner for this old Mac so am thinking of using Windows machine with SCSI PCI card to burn. Any network suggestions or file format interchange ideas would be appreciated.

Question by farmerboy2 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Clean up the pacific garbage dump.

Here is the worlds largest trash dump, in the middle of the pacific, it is twice the size of texas. (a little less than Alaska for people who don't know how big texas is) and it needs to be cleaned up. me and a friend have tried to find some way to do it but were just high school students in north virginia. We are going to need your help to clean it up, so please help through any means possible. Even something such as recycling, reusing, or just trying to get others to do something will help greatly thanks.

Topic by DELETED_professor awsome 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is it safe to use a broken LCD TV without the liquid crystal panel in as a lamp or flood light? Answered

Months ago I found a LCD TV at the dump and thought I could breath new life into it. Turns out I could replace the broken panel for around $200. It isn't that great of a TV and I don't have that much money for something that may or may not work.

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


How to make a self dumping bucket? Answered

Looking to make a self dumping water bucket toy in the back yard. Any idea's on how to do this?

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


Picking up trash to build stuff, a lifestyle

Hi, I am an hobbyist who likes to build stuff during my time off. Recently, a friend of mine have suggested that I build stuff out of waste products instead of trying to build things out of materials that are brand spanking new. This not only helps the environment, but I think could serve as a better inspiration than going out to shop for those things, as you never know what you might find in the trash. With that said, I am interested in visiting landfills and dumps as I think it would have the most materials in one place. However, the difficulty is that many companies do not like you looking around in there. I know of some scrappers who pick up things by driving around the local neighborhood, but I don't have the time for that during weekdays. Does anyone have any idea how I may visit a landfill to gather materials? Does anyone know of a convenient way to gather waste material to build their projects in general? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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


A quick question about End of the Year data dumps....

Ok, so I'm sure we all know what the EOTY data dumps are (they show who's posted the most, got the best ratings, etc.)After reading this thread, it occurred to me that the data for the number of forum posts would be skewed, may it be on purpose or not.If it was up to me, I wouldn't allow those types of posts, but it isn't. What do y'all think?(The above rant is not aimed at anyone and is not meant to make anyone mad, angry, or depressed. The above is simply my opinions, not those of the site administrators or moderators.

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


RC Monster Dump Truck, more or less homemade

Wasnt sure where to post this exactly but here it is... Here are a couple pics of my more or less homemade rc dumpt ruck. The original rc vehicle was a jeep wrangler that got crushed underfoot. The body was a tonka monster dump truck that had been left outside too often and so all the pcbs and wires went bad. Not being one to let good parts go to waste I started piecing this with that and ended up taking....er, making, a Monster Dump (Truck). Its not quite done yet but I couldnt wait to try it out so I tied down what wasnt fastened yet and went to town with it.

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


why do they call it taking a dump when you aren't taking it anywhere? Answered

Isn't it really leaving a dump and flushing it?

Question by p0tty 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need help with Wii DVD dumper: Dumping to usb help? Answered

Alright, here's the deal: 1. I recently downgraded to wii version 3.2 thanks to my cousin. 2. I have cIOS249 installed to my wii 3. I have a sandisk 16 gigabyte usb drive that I'm trying to rip my wii games as well as my gamecube games to. However, anytime that I try to rip the game, it stops around 20% (most common stopping point, it's very inconsistent) saying: ERROR: COULD NOT RIP TO DEVICE! And underneath it says Press any button to restart. Can anybody help me? I really want to rip my games without using the network.

Question by Tomcat94 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Tired of dumping dehumidifier... Float switch, submersible pump, and a timer?

I have a small dehumidifier with a removable tank that has to be emptied far too often.   It has an integrated float switch in the tank that shuts down once full, but if you neglect to dump it, the basement gets way too muggy. I would like to put in a submersible pump (like this) that is activated by a simple mechanical float switch.  Once activated, I only want the pump to run for a set amount of time, in order to keep the pump from pumping all the water out and running the pump dry.  I thought about this timer, which has a minimum interval of one minute.  One to two minutes of pumping would be about right for the tank size, depending on the pump flow rate and where the float switch was set to initiate the pump. I had originally looked at a Kerick Valve float switch, but this will only let enough water drain out to lower the float and close the valve.  This will essentially just trickle out. Any ideas on this? I don't want to drill a hole in the tank and just run a drain tube... though I considered it.  Part of the reason is that I wanted to avoid just letting it trickle out.  And I also felt like I wanted to tinker just a little.  :)

Question by jmgustin 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Does anyone know where I can find plans for a bed that will lift up vertically and dump me out?

I have a really hard time waking up sometimes, so I want to make a frame for my bed, so my wife can just push a button and the bed will lift up, dump truck style, and dump me out. Has anyone made anything like this? I tried posting this same question on Yahoo Answers and got a bunch of responses like: "get more sleep", or "Have your wife throw a snake on you". As funny as that last one was, it was still fairly un-helpful :) I've also done a lot of research into alarm clocks, but this is the solution I think would be really FUN to implement. Anyway, I'd sure appreciate some help. Thanks everybody!

Question by TravisNeedham 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Organizing knex

Do you organize your knex? (I just did) Or do you dump them in a bucket? tell everyone if you organize your knex or not.

Topic by Liberty Prime 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


when a guy dumps you for no reason what-so-ever and then hates you for absolutely no reason, what the HECK do you do??? Answered

My boyfriend dumped me for no reason at all, i mean he was having a perfectly fine day then i receive a text from him saying "ITS OVER", i was crushed, but now hes in over his head, of course i still have feelings for him but he is making it his point to hurt me in every way possible, and every time i am about to get over him, he comes up to me out of nowhere and gives me a sweet compliment, like, you look beautiful today hannah. GRR. what is goin on??? this is sooo confusing. im only 16, i shouldnt have to put up with this. WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!?!?!?!

Question by hannah16 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how do I get to the rubbish bin on a raspberry pi with wheezy OS?

Getting to the rubbish bin is a must for me because I want to dump it

Question by nerd7473 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I have a technics kn2000 keyboard with a built in dd 720k disk drive?

The drive took a dump, could I fix it, if yes how? Or could I somehow replace with a 3.5 floppy drive or flash?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Henry Hoover Storage

Hi has anybody muilt or found a cool way to store a henry hoover it takes up so much space dumped in the garage i want him to be happy in a hover paradise!

Topic by jmacdonald-1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how do i get over an ex boyfriend who i dumped and pushed away because i was too scared to get hurt?

He was the perfect boyfriend and i would pick fights for no reason and when he begged me to stay i would act like i didnt want him and he wasnt good enough when reality was i didnt want him to know that i was madly in love with him for fear of rejection now how do i get over it knowing it was my fault? also how do i let him know the truth that he was perfect and i did and still do love him 

Question by clint taurus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Wikipedia on Portable DVD Player? Answered

I was just wondering if there was a way to put the wikipedia dump file onto a portable DVD player? Maybe a set of dvds to plug in or hooking up a hard drive to it? Thanks!

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


I just acquired a ton of paper from my elementary school files. any project ideas?

There's literally alot of paper and its such a good oppurtunity, didn't want to dump in recycling.  Any ideas to use up alot?

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


I am working on a ball machine and when the ball dumps off onto the changer it doesn't tilt so the ball doesn't roll...

... off the changer. what can i do to fix this? P.S. I tried shortening it already.

Question by maxitola99 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Identify this bike!

He guys, We recentley pick up this bike from someone who wanted to take it to the dump, this is not our bike but a picture i found on the internet. could anyone tell me some details an if possible a review of this bike. thanks in advance!

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


Free hot tub in Eastern Massachusetts

I have a 7 person hot tub with no pump and an undiscovered leak. Replace the pump and chase down the pipes. Repurpose the wood siding, cover or the shell. This creative community can surely find a use much better than the dump for this resource.

Topic by user866753 3 years ago


Self loading confetti cannon Answered

I'm dressing up a golf cart for parade duty. I thought the "exhuast stacks" should be used for confetti cannons. However I don't want to stop jump out and dump more confetti down the pipe in the middle of the show. Any Ideas?

Question by heathbar64 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Sound tower not working - repurpose with Raspberry Pi?

My soundtower quit working. It powers on but no sound from an ipod or from component audio cables in the back.  Are the speakers themselves repurposable perhaps by removing the electronic boards and replacing with a Raspberry Pi?  If not, it's going to the dump.

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


Can shredded paper be used for insulation?

I was up in my attic the other day and noticed that one of the rooms in my apartment has no insulation above it and there are a few bare patches over some of the others. could i dump bags of shredded paper up there to add some insulation value?

Question by armourkris 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Page refresh while trying to vote

Trying to vote in the 3d contest and It just wont let me. the page just refreshes. I'm all updated win 7 64 pro, on a mac running firefox. everything is updated, and I have dumped my history cookies and cache.

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


Repurposing about 35 coozies?

Ive come across a pleroith of foam coozies that my family plans to throw away. Any idea's on how I can change their fate of an eternity in the dump to a new life of something artsy and innovative? Any ideas appriciated! -xD

Question by ! xD ! 9 years ago


Safe transportation of hydrochloric acid?

I have some very old bottles of muriatic/hydrochloric acid that I need to get to the dump. I was planning to pack them in a cardboard box with paper packed around them to keep them from toppling over. Is this a good plan? Is there anything I need to be worried about?

Question by ThisIsMyNameOK 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how can you keep your aquarium smelling good?

I have a 10-20 gallon tank and it stinks really bad... It smells like the dump!... My filter works and all but it still stinks... none of my fishes are dead...how can I keep it smelling good?

Question by halo99 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


Assistance with BD-P1600 Repair?

Has anyone ever attempted to fix a Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-Ray player after a bad firmware update? I'm like 90% of the way there. I've already been able to get it to boot after flashing it with the European XEF version of the software, but I cannot use most of the streaming features that originally came with the player, a side effect of the European software, and it has the wrong region. All I need now is the rootfs.bin file from and American, XAA, version of the software. If anyone has done this fix themselves than they would likely have this file somewhere if it hasn't already been deleted. I know its a long shot, but you never know. Also, as a general point of information, the firmware from the Samsung website is encrypted, so it's no help. Links to sites describing the repair process: http://www.avforums.com/threads/damaged-samsung-bd-p1620-after-firmware-upgrade.1218447/ http://www.avforums.com/threads/hacking-samsung-bd-p1620a-bd-p3600.1245419/ Edit: So I've discovered something which someone might be able to help me with even if they don't have the files. When it was first bricked and I cracked it open to try and repair it, I did a flash dump from the cfe into a file on my tftp server. More recently I copied partition 10 from the kernel to a flash drive, which supposedly is all the other partitions together, including the rootfs. When I compared this file to the flash dump from a year prior, the beginning part appeared exactly the same, so I though that by looking at the section in the copy of the partition that represents the rootfs, I could make a copy from the corresponding section in the flash dump and flash that as the rootfs. Sufficed to say, it didn't work, but just today I repeated the flash dump and found that it too is different than partition 10. It appears that beyond the first section of the file the flash dump has a completely different structure. When I compared the two sections in both flash dumps, they appeared very similar but has small differences in one section, which I would expect is a result of reflashing the rootfs. So now my question is is there a way to use the flash dump to repair the player? Edit: Additional question, I was wondering if I would be able to use the cfe to directly rewrite the section of the flash that is different. Fortunately, the cfe section of the flash appears to remain identical in all versions of the flash file I have, so I wont be rewriting that part, hopefully preventing it from being completely unbootable should something not work. My problem is that I am having problems figuring out how to reflash the nand from the cfe. I'm using the command: flash -offset=20000000 192.168.2.104:bh I keep getting the error: flash0: Device not found *** command status = -6 I think this is because the command did not specify a flash area to write to, so I did show devices and got:          uart0  16550 DUART at 0xB0400B00 channel 0          flash0.cfe  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 00000000 size 1536KB       flash0.kernel  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 00180000 size 5120KB       flash0.rootfs  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 00680000 size 40960KB        flash0.pstor  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 02E80000 size 8176KB       flash0.splash  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 0367C000 size 1280KB    flash0.drmregion  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 037BC000 size 128KB       flash0.rawnvr  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 037DC000 size 768KB       flash0.macadr  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 0389C000 size 16KB        flash0.nvram  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 038A0000 size 128KB         flash0.swap  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 038C0000 size 6400KB          flash0.bbt  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 03F00000 size 1024KB          flash1.all  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 00000000 size 65536KB                eth0  BCM7038 Internal Ethernet at 0xB0080000 I'm not sure which one to choose. When I dumped the flash I used the command: CFE>save 192.168.x.y:flash_dump 0x1fc00000 0x4000000 The definition of the save command is: save Save a region of memory to a remote file via TFTP   Any idea which part of the flash this is dumping from / which part I should write to?

Question by danielemur 5 years ago


The New Pollution

A green revolution is supposed to lead us to a utopia where the birds chirp and the human stain is smaller on the planet, but sometimes the new looks a little too much like the old.Take this story about biofuel plants dumping glycerin into rivers. Sure, it can be broken down by organisms, but it still causes big problems when dumped into ecosystems, just like the black stuff."They're really considered nontoxic, as you would expect," said Bruce P. Hollebone, a researcher with Environment Canada in Ottawa and one of the world's leading experts on the environmental impact of vegetable oil and glycerin spills."You can eat the stuff, after all," Mr. Hollebone said. "But as with most organic materials, oil and glycerin deplete the oxygen content of water very quickly, and that will suffocate fish and other organisms. And for birds, a vegetable oil spill is just as deadly as a crude oil spill." Link to nytimes articlevia treehugger

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


What can I do with hydrochloric acid? Answered

I have about two gallons of 12 M Hydrochloric acid. What can I do with it? And I don't want to dissolve metal or put magnesium strips in it or dump baking soda in it. I'm looking for something creative, something interesting that I can do with it.

Question by cdubnbird 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Spammers vs. Sponsors

We end up with this sort of problem periodically: companies who have legitimate content (their stuff is pretty useful) realize that Instructables is a good place to reuse their expensively-produced videos, so assign a summer intern to dump them onto the site en masse. This sucks, because no matter how good the content is, dumping it is spammy. What we generally do is to unpublish them, then Randy lets them out one or a few at a time so there's no annoying pile of similar videos in the recent feed. In the meantime, Lee (our ad sales guy) contacts the company to talk about better ways to do things than a drive-by video dumping. ;)  We'd like them to be part of the community:  run contests, put up good content, and stay to talk about it. Generally, to be more interactive and helpful.  So, hopefully this means that more companies will be sponsoring contests soon - stay tuned! Lee's on it. So, what to do if you see a huge pile of branded video? - Email or PM Randy. If it's a weekend, or you've just seen a ton of them appear at once, flag a couple of them so Randy will notice next time he's online.  He'll then unpublish and release the videos at a more measured pace.  (Don't go nuts with flagging - Randy sees all, and more flags just makes more for him to clean up.) - You could also comment to encourage them to be better Instructables citizens. "This is spam!" doesn't really help, and makes the company feel totally unwelcome.  We want to work with them, but in a way that's good for the Instructables community. Here's an example of a comment that could convince them do do something more interactive: "This is a (good/useful/interesting/informative) video, but dumping a pile of them on the site is feels spammy. Have you thought about running a (make up something fun and relevant) contest on Instructables? That would make me more excited about (your brand). Anyone on the about page can help you do something more fun."

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


I'd like to convert a bicycle to a 3-wheeler cargo carrier for shopping, schlepping, etc.

I could easily find a trashed 2-wheeler at the dump, remove the rear sprocket and put axles on it, and add a platform between the wheels - down low for easy loading of heavy stuff like fertilizer bags, etc. Has anyone done this? I

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


How to build a self contained composting toilet like the commercial models for my tour bus?

I want to build a composting toilet with a finishing tray like the commercial units that I would only have to dump once a year. I need to know how the internal workings function. i will have solar heat piped into it to keep it hot.

Question by Charley Davidson 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


URGENT - Storing lithium after it's begun smoking/sparking

Call me stupid, because I am, but I was extracting lithium from an old phone battery when it begun sparking and smoking a lot, I dumped it in some vegetable oil seconds after it started but it's vessel is still warm, and I'm worried it'll ignite, help me?

Question by JesseS161 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


how do i make lead dioxide electrodes? Answered

Hello, i want to try and make some lead dioxide electrodes, but i have no clue as to how. i need to make lead dioxide, then apparently mix it with a binding agent to make an electrode, and thats all the info i could find could someone please fill me in on the rest? like what that binding agent is and so on, what is the proccess involved in turning lead into lead dioxide? i have some old car batteries due to go to the dump as they are working at less that 50% efficiency which was apparently enough reason for my dad to say theyre ready for the dump! is it true that the lead sheets inside the batteries are just pure lead dioxide? the reason i need it is to make sodium chlorate, and in extension, potassium chlorate, and i dont want to use graphite electrodes as they will errode away, plus i cant afford any platinum electrodes, nor can i find them for that matter!

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


PCB etching question?

I wanted to start making PCBs. However, I read that because the chemicals dissolve the copper, you can't dump it down the sink or throw it away because it is "hazardous" and should be taken to hazardous waste disposal. I'm still in high school and can't really do that and/or my parents would think I'm doing something dangerous. Is there any other way to etch PCBs besides using chemicals, like a knife or something?

Question by 7654321 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Arduino wifi sniffer

Is it possible to connect an Arduino Ethernet Shield R3 (official) to a wifi router then connect to a different router though the first router? I want to do this so I can make a robot that when it finds a known network it connects to it then dumps the data from the sd to an online server. Can anyone help me with this? I have an Arduino Uno R3 (official) and an Arduino Mega 2568 (clone).

Question by tzq33tdq 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How do you go about buying an old navy ship? Answered

Obviously, this is a hypothetical, but i had a brilliant idea that requires an lst (landing ship, tank) which is basically a giant ww2 ship used for dumping tanks on the shore. how would you go about procuring one? legally, of course. here's a pic: http://explorepahistory.com/images/ExplorePAHistory-a0j8m0-a_349.jpg

Question by cyc4015 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


cannot see instructables when logged in

Hello, I can perfectly see instructables until not logged in, but as soon as i log in all i can see is the following or similar error: ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/newlayout.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/explore/newrightbar.jsp' : ISO-8859-10 and a stack dump. I have tried this with Firefox 3.5.1, IE 8 and Chrome 2.0 - with the same results.

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


Whats the best way to charge a 48 volt battery bank with a 110 volt(140 max) DC Wind generator?

I would like to use my 110 volt Jacobs windcharger to charge my 48 volt battery bank. Then possibly switch over to water heat elements as a dump load when the battery bank is full. This last step could use the full 110 volts. The Jacobs is rated at 20 amps, about 3000 watts.

Question by ShadowB 9 years ago


How to start with AT89S52 MC?

I am new to embedded systems of 8051. i coded At89s52 and dumped my code for blinking LED. when i trying to get out put from a bread board no result dont know where i m doing wrong i m sure with connection fittings and circuit exactly matches with what ever available in internet. i have doubt on my crystal and 22pf capacitors and how to check them...?   can any one help me on this ..

Question by Vijaykum_ar 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago