Growing Facial Hair

growing facial hair has concerned me, i want it faster. i have decided to grow a goatee, and it isn't coming along so far. If anyone is going to help me they are going to need some facts about my hairy abilities so here they are. 1 I have never shaved, but i have enough facial hair to do so 2 im Sicilian,(italy jackass) 3 im 14 4 I have a mustache going on thats about 1/2 centimeter in length 5 i do have beard hairs but not enough to call it a beard. all over my lower cheeks and chin i have rough but not very visible hair. My goal is to grow a nice beard(goatee) and or mustache is there any way to speed this up? Every forum i have seen on this most people say shavings a bitch but i don't really care. so anyone with advice id love to get it and probabaly alot of the teens here on instructables so thanks.

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Facial Robot Controll

Facial feature detection is an interesting addition to robotics. Much of human communication is done without verbs and nouns so a robot that can pick up on visual cues from the human face will probably be leagues ahead of it's peers. I imagine that using this feature it can pick up the disconect between words and facial expression to get a understanding of sarcasm. Turing test, here we come!Face Controlling Robots

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Where can I get a facial recognition program like the following from Alienware. More Below

I need to recognize my face before allowing me to get in my computer?  http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m15x/pd?refid=alienware-m15x&~ck=mn

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What's the best procedure for making salicylic acid? Answered

Is it possible to make salicylic acid from aspirin using pretty common household gear?  If not, what would be the procedure for deriving it from willow? and what kind of willow to use?  Would it be more cost effective to buy crystalline salicylic acid?  Bonus Question:  What ppm would be good for using it as a facial cleanser and an anti-dandruff shampoo? or rather, what ppm would be bad? If it matters, I've done a year of chemistry and a year of organic chemistry with labs.  I sucked at the classes but rocked the labs like KISS at an assisted-living activity day.  

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VibraCide 1.0 Vibra-Bots

Vibra-Cide 1.0Inspired by an arachnid.This Vibra-bot is based around a fine facial hair trimmer...The DC motor a has plenty of power to get this little guy roaming around the room...

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component recognition software? Answered

Finding datasheets for stuff i have lying around is a PITA!!! i also can't find datasheets for some stuff i scavenge because i don't know what they are. is there a sort of "facial recognition software" but for electronic components? also is there a program that indexes the characteristics of components i have, kind of like mouser's or digi-key's website?

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How do you make your own waterproof bottle lables? Answered

I am planning on selling facial cleansing oil on etsy.com and need to make professional, creative self adheasive, oil/waterproof lables for my cobalt glass bottles. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance! Sue S.

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Calling all World of Warcraft fans and players!

                Hi I want to enter a world of warcraft movie into the bliz con movie contest and I was wondering what programs are used to change the motions and facial expresions of the characters. I need the face to be moving when they are talking but I need to be on Alt-z. (no action bars or anything on screen other than th actual world). PLEASE HELP

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how to remove blackheads by herbal ways?

As years passed by, I've noticed that I now have some blackheads & whiteheads in some area of my nose, and so I went to a derm clinic and have some facial treatment, but after few weeks, it still came back. I'm thinking of going back to dermclinic but it's too expensive, that's why I want to know if there's another way of removing it that wont cost that much, and perhaps an herbal way i'd prefer.

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Upcoming Beauty Contest

Next week we'll be launching our first ever Instructables Beauty Speed Contest!  We want to know your secrets for making your inner beauty glow.  Whether you've got a recipe for skin cream, a special technique for liquid eyeliner, or great tricks for voluminous hair, this is the time to share your knowledge.  Home facials? Dye your hair with Kool-Aid?  Show us how! The contest will only run for two weeks, so don't be shy - get ready to share your Va Va Voom!

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How to use --expired yogurt-- ~3 months past the sell-by date? (besides eating it)

I have a quart of expired lowfat organic yogurt-- that expired in January (about 3 months ago) I do NOT want to eat it. I am not much for using facial masks, which seems to be the most common answer. And I don't have a need for the Reader's Digest suggestions I found online for moss paint and finger paint. What secrets for non-eating uses for yogurt do you have?

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What do i have to do to make it safe for people to touch my Van De Graaff? Answered

My Van De Graaff Generator is 4 foot and is homemade. I built it out of a AC fan motor, a huge rubber band and some other stuff. It is tested and works. When people are at my house they always want to touch it and make their hair go everywhere but i'm reluctant because i dont know its voltage and how to make it safe to touch. Also i was wondering... i have a beard so if i was to touch it, what would my facial hair do would it be the same as normal hair?

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Can anyone help me make a co2 gel mask?

The more I read up on the benefits of using one of these masks the more I want to try one, it hasn't quite hit the states by storm yet but it will, too bad it costs an arm and a leg! I have an inkling of what may be required to make it, it's just a gel (glycerin) and co2 gas. I was thinking I could make one of the at home carbonators that several people on here have posted instructables on, but I wanted to be sure that it'd work in that manner. I don't think carbonating a liquid is the same as carbonating a gel. Another thing most formulas have in common is sodium bicarbonate. Any ideas?

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Makers At The Movies: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Last night i went to the movies and saw Mission Impossible: Ghost protocol, and it was impressive in the amount of cool tech that we are going to see down the line. Apple was displayed the most with the iPhone and iPad. Here are some that impressed me the most: SPOILER ALERT Contact Lenses with Facial Recognition: A large part of this movie relies on contact lenses that are worn that act as cameras, copiers and can do real time facial recognition. (connected of course to your iPhone) This tech already exists and the issue here is scale. I see Augmented Reality contact lenses being a regular thing in the next 5 years, and with cloud computing only getting better, real time analysis of large amounts of data is becoming more and more plausible. Can I Make It? Score: Nah, this is more in the realm of darpa, but i wouldn't mind an iPhone app that i can pull up when people say hi to me and i don't remember who they are. Reversible Dress Coat: There is a scene when going from a Military outfit to a regular tourist, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) with the flip of hist wrist makes the pressed jacket he's wearing into a windbreaker. This was impressive and seems not hard to recreate. Can I Make It? Score: I plan on it, with a dress jacket and a windbreaker, yes i'll post and instructable. Sticky Gloves: These are featured in a climb hundreds of stories up and have a mark of DIY-ness. These gloves are not the most safe, but are pretty friggin cool. I wouldn't mind having a pair. Can I Make It? Score: Maybe, but given they didn't explain the tech, i have no idea what the concept is. If it was magnetic, it would be a bit more realistic, but these stuck to glass. Have you seen a good "maker" movie lately? Did I Miss anything from Mission Impossible that you like? Comment below!

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Attempting my first custom figure - Ferra/Torr

Hello, I've decided to finally try my hand at doing a custom figure. I want to try and make Ferra/Torr from Mortal Kombat X. Little guys riding on big guys is one of my favorite things for some reason. I figure it's probably best to start with Torr (the big guy). Right now I'm looking for ideas on what to use for the base body. I'm leaning towards a Marvel Select Ultimate Hulk as my base figure. I like his facial expression and his hand situation - one closed fist and one open hand with big grody fingernails. I have some concerns though, I've heard his articulation isn't as good as some other MS hulks. Does anyone have some insight into this? Would I be able to get him into a sort of hunched over pose? The little picture on the left shows the size relations between Ferra/Torr and a regular person. I was kind of thinking of going with a bigger scale and using real materials for the cloth and armor and whatnot. I work in a metal shop, so I could probably make the metal bits and bobs. Again, I have no idea if that would be a nightmare or not. Thanks, Me

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December beard-off!

January 2012   Sculpted! Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and shared their real and faux beards in the comments below! It was fun to see all the different variations and everyone who posted will be sent out a pack of Sugru! Here's the results of our in-house beard-off: frenzy went for the Deron Williams fade kazmataz had the classic milk-moustache  mikeasaurus and StumpChunkman did mirrored MonkeyTail's  lamedust went all out with the technicolour rainbow Way to go everyone! December, 2011 November saw many men grow moustaches in support of prostate cancer awareness. For December a few of us at the lab are going to keep the facial fur tradition alive and attempt a beard-off! For the next few weeks we're tossing out the razors and documenting the madness! After, we'll sculpt them into weird designs and then post the results and let you decide who you think has the best/worst beard. This beard-off isn't just for the gentlemen either, the ladies of Instructables have also volunteered to participate with faux beards, knitted beards, or anything else! We're starting with how we look now, then updating later in the month with how our beards are progressing, then how they look sculpted in a ridiculous way. Here are the Instructables staff participating: Participant  | Start (December-Beginning) |   Beardy  (December-End)   |    Sculpted (January 2012)     frenzy kazmataz N/A mikeasaurus StumpChunkman lamedust X Members can join in the fun by posting pictures of their crazy beards in the comments below. Every member who posts a picture of their beard (real or fake) will be sent out a single Sugru pack and an Instructables sticker! Hurry, these things are itchy and are going to be shaved by January 2012!

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HAL 9000 Open Source Community Project - Announcement and Invitation

Goal:  Build a HAL 9000 Series Computer Specification:  "2001: A Space Odyssey" Website:  www.hal9000project.org Instructable coming soon I watching "2001: A Space Odyssey" the other night and I decided it would be cool to build one.  I've never managed a project this big, and don't plan to start doing it now, so hopefully people will step up and assume various roles and responsibilities.  A project like this needs a program manager, deputy program manager, project managers, systems engineers, software engineers, programmers, graphic designers, web developers,etc.  I'll assume the role of chief engineer and chief software architect.  Also needed are an admin for the sourceforge project, and a webmaster for hal9000project.org.  I don't plan on having any special rules or regulations, I'm just throwing this out there to see what comes of it.  It could end up in a hairball of chaos, or it could evolve into a smooth running machine, although I suspect nobody will join in and it'll be just me with nobody watching. This is not a far fetched pipe dream.  The IBM Watson has already beaten the reigning champion on Jeopardy. I'll be defining all the individual subprojects such as the speech recognition function, lip reading function, speech synthesizer (it will have the exact voice used in the movie,) facial recognition function, voice recognition function, object recognition, various other artificial intelligence functions, neural network, physical mockup, physical prototype, software simulation, etc. There is a distinct possibility of getting government funding and along with commercial grants, therefore, some people could theoretically carve a full time job out of this.  That would work for me.

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Batch programming: this doesn't work?

Ok, so I've been making a program that tells jokes (just as a test). What I'm trying doesn't work for some reason, and I don't know why. Can you tell me how to fix this, or give me a new code that does the same thing but without a separate .txt file? Here's the code: @echo off title Joke Test color 0a :joke set /a joke=%random% %% 6+1 if %joke%==1 do ( cls echo. echo           What is the stupidest animal in the jungle? pause > nul echo. echo                       The polar bear. pause > nul goto menu ) if %joke%==2 do ( cls echo. echo            Where did Mary go after the explosion? pause > nul echo. echo                       Everywhere!                      pause > nul goto menu ) if %joke%==3 do ( cls echo. echo                  Knock knock. pause > nul echo. echo                  Who's there? pause > nul echo. echo                  Europe. pause > nul echo. echo                  Europe who? pause > nul echo. echo                  No ur a poo! pause > nul goto menu ) if %joke%==4 do ( cls echo. echo       A man walks into a zoo. The only animal there is a dog. pause > nul echo. echo                       It's a shitzhu. pause > nul goto menu ) if %joke%==5 do ( cls echo. echo           What do you call a kid with facial deformation? pause > nul echo. echo                           Names. pause > nul goto menu ) if %joke%==6 do ( cls echo. echo           What did the pirate say on his 80th birthday? pause > nul echo. echo                          Aye matey! pause > nul goto menu )

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Let's Make a Mini MIT Cheetah - (Prototype)

Hello Everybody,  I am Ayush from India.  I am Building a Mini MIT Cheetah Robot Just Similar as the Big one.  Will Fewer Functions due to Size. I will be using a Raspberry Pi 3 or Zero as a Motherboard and Micro Servos for Leg Motion. I have Studied the Very most Videos of MIT Cheetah Robot and i am very much Inspired ! But Due to Lack of a Team and Financial Back Support ,  i am lacking in building it... I will 3D Print Out most of the Parts and Just Before the Final protoType I will Offer Every Hacker / Programmer/ Developer / Student / Enthusiast to Bring his/ Her own Cheetah to Life! This will be a Very Long Development Proccess as we will have to add most of the Features! Facial Detection, Push Sensors, Touch Sensors, Motion Sensors, Gyro , Accelerometer, Ultra sound Sensor. and We will make some Cool Algorithms too!  The Plus Point will be that Until i come to my Final Prototype i will stop using the Modules but will make an Complete Pcb!  Therefore The Size will Reduce! My Design Planing for now is length 15cm - 25cm But will try to make it more smaller! All I Need is a Team and Financial Support! I Have Attached my Very Basic Start Prototype Design! :) Get Involved or Support by   Contacting me Through: LINE App ( Mobile) - My User ID - 'ayushtech' E-Mail - hobbyists.stop@gmail.com Thank You, Ayush Always Love the Instructables Community!

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Awesome Things to do in Halo

Hi there, fellow halunatics. In this forum, you can post awesome things that you have done/seen done in any of the Halo games. Other games are not welcome. Anyway, here I'm going to list some things that are just downright awesome to do. Keep in mind that over the course of time I will continue to add to this forum. - Facial grenades. When you go up to an enemy and stick a plasma grenade on their face. This practice is funniest with a Grunt as the victim. - Headshots. Especially badmirable when they're moving and/or you hit your foe in the face, as this is just awesome, and it usually makes flop around in a comical manner. - Keeping the energy sword after you run out of charge so that you can punch people. Hilarious with Grunts, as their faces are just at the right level for your fist to pound on them. What a happy coincidence >:D - Bullfighting/toying with Hunters. Safest in Halo 1;  Hunters can't swing behind them. - Playing on Legendary without dying a lot. If you can do this, then congratulations, you are good at Halo. - Killing a Grunt/Elite just as he's about to throw a grenade so that it lands next to him and blows up his friends. A real Master Chief moment. - Not dying. Life is regarded by most people as a healthy practice.  - Ninja Mode. Sneaking around an area (possibly with the help of active camouflage), killing your foes without firing a single shot. Extremely awesome if an entire area can be successfully cleared in this manner. - Energy sword/gravity hammer kills. 'Cause they're just awesome. - Splatter kills. Shows that a) you know how to handle a vehicle well, and b) you are confident enough to get that close to your enemy to kill them instead of shooting them from a distance. - Boarding. Can't do it in Halo 1, but its still awesome.

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Brain controlled robot wheelchair!

Last week I had the opportunity to work with a couple of awesome projects that combined to be even more awesome: I drove a powered wheelchair simply by using my brain! Here are a couple more, longer videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJKXFENEDdE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVc4KOgEUlw I was wearing an Emotiv EEG headset that Steve Castellotti of Puzzlebox has configured to work with Lego Brainstorms robots (this is a pretty cool project in itself, check it out at Puzzlebox's site).  He has a program that allows the headset wearer to input arbitrary keypresses on the linked computer, configurable to the output from the headset.  The wheelchair robot is a work in process from Instructabler jerkey, who has hacked into the joystick controls to allow it to be driven using keypresses on ITS associated computer.  So it was relatively simple to log into the robot driver computer from the headset computer and send keypresses. Now, there is a bit more to say about the keypress creation.  The goal with an EEG headset is to get brain signals, but facial muscle movements are also detectable (they use electricity too and it turns out that the muscle signals are a lot stronger than the brain signals, for various reasons).  For myself, I found it very difficult to repeatably emit consistent brain waves, with only an hour or so of training.  It was a lot easier to get the software to detect a blink, wink, or grimace, so that's what I ended up using.  Still, I could not drive the robot very accurately, causing great hilarity amongst the observers.  More work is needed!  But it was an awesome and fascinating experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity. I've asked the two project builders to collaborate on an Instructable.  If this happens I will update this forum post with the link.

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Rebuilding NordicTrack ski machine drive rollers

Many people still buy and use a NordicTrack Ski Machine, although these machines are not as popular as they once were. I have talked to people who say they just plain wore out a ski machine. The part that wears is the one-way clutch inside the drive rollers. NordicTrack makes the one-way clutch sound very mysterious. In reality it is a one-way needle bearing and is available from Amazon or locally from a good bearing shop. The internal diameter of the one-way needle bearing used in my machine (Challenger, similar to a 303) is 5/8 inch. The outer diameter is 7/8 inch. The width of the one-way needle bearing from end to end is 5/8 inch. I originally had hopes of being able to install new one-way needle bearings, myself; but, they together with the bronze sleeve bearings on either side of the one-way needle bearing inside each drive roller are pressed into place. Pressing bearings is not a job for the average home tinkerer but requires a bearing press capable of exerting tons of pressure in a very precise manner. You can often have a local machine shop press the bearings in your machine's drive rollers. Or, you can send them away to Nordic Track Guy and have them rebuilt for about $33 with a one week turnaround. The core of the rollers really does not wear out, but new rollers are available on the Internet from $65 to $95, depending on the vendor. From what I can find, some models used an alternate size. Check to be certain you order the correct rollers, if you choose to replace. One of my drive rollers suddenly began to hiccup. It seemed that the clutch did not always release immediately when I pulled my foot forward. Then I noticed a little mush in the response when I began to bring my foot back on the push stroke. Before you rebuild or replace your rollers, try this: Remove one side of your Ski Machine. See the second photo and check the exploded diagram in your manual. Four nuts and two screws, all plainly visible, need to be removed. Slide the washers and the roller off of the top side. The shaft and flywheel can be wiggled out of the other side without removing anything from that side. Remove the washers and the roller from that side, too. Flush the one-way needle bearing by squirting some penetrating oil, like Liquid Wrench, into the bearing. Work it both ways with your smallest finger. Push a facial tissue into the shaft hole in the roller and sop away the penetrating oil and any metallic dust it lifts. Do this several times. Let the rollers air dry. A little lubrication is good. People who comment on lubrication for one-way needle bearings use Tri-Flo (I am not familiar with it.) or they use a little ATF transmission fluid. You want enough to lubricate, but not so much that the bearings slip. (But, see the comments below where the oil impregnated bronze sleeve bearings are supposed to supply enough lubrication for the needle bearings.) Put the rollers back in place on the shaft. Check to be certain they grab on the rearward stroke and release on the forward stroke. Reassemble the machine. Do not forget the washers between the roller and the side board. My machine works again as it should. The day will likely come when this simple fix does not help, and I will need to rebuild or replace the rollers then. But, for now, my rollers have a new lease on life. What follows is for your information. The first photo is of a portion of the back cover of the manual that came with my machine. It shows a cutaway image of the drive roller. The black printing is mine. Notice the three cylinders inside the drive roller. The outer two are bronze sleeve bearings. The center one looks like a roller bearing, but is a one-way needle bearing. A one-way needle bearing is essentially a roller bearing, but the rollers are able to move forward and backward a little in their cage. There is a wedge shape for the axle of each roller that causes the rollers to bind between the bearing cage and the shaft when the rotation is in one direction, but they are free in the other direction. Here is a description of how they work with graphics. This link is for an Instructable about a number of modifications I made to our NordicTrack ski machine, including how it can be stored vertically in a closet. If you do not have a digital monitor for your skier, or need to replace one, here is an Instructable on how to make your own from a digital bicycle speedometer.  Check NordicParts for any parts you need, also Nordic Fitness Ski Machines. Danny at Nordic Fitness Ski Machines has some very nice new rollers for sale.

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