One year of heavy rainfall followed by one year of drought adds up to a recipe for disaster. Its time to do something about your cheet grass.
Topic by Mud Stuffin | last reply
Would you believe, electric cars that are winning against their gas guzzling cousins? ...drag racers are enabling small electric vehicles to beat gasoline-powered Corvettes and VipersCharles J. Murray, Senior Technical Editor -- Design News, May 25, 2009Drag racing Electric Cars
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
Hi i am 13 years old and am actually planning to make a little short film with my friends, i have a budget of about 4 to 5 thousand dollars. i need to make about half of this in a year because my friend is covering the other half. since i am not old enough to get a job is there anyone out there who could give me some reliable tips on making this much money?
Question by plowface1 | last reply
Go to:http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/sheep/reaction_version5.swfmy fastest average was 0.156 secondsI usually get around 0.21 secondshow about you?BTW the average person's reflexes is 0.25 seconds for those people wandering if their reflexes are faster or slower than an average person.
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
Hello there.. I’m preparing for a company team building in famous resort here, but i'm really concerned with my big tummy. This really spoils my day whenever i think about it! How can I lose weight without starving my self? Anybody there who can help me??? Thanks!
Topic by meetscottewart01 | last reply
I'M BUILDING A COINPUSHER WITH A 12 VOLT SYSTEM AND I'M HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE MOTOR SPEED I'VE TRIED A REHOSTAT AND IT SMOKED WHEN I HOOKED IT TO THE BATTERY AND ADJUSTED THE SPEED WITH IT ... THE MOTOR IS A BLOWER MOTOR FOR THE A/C SYSTEM OF A CAR .. ANY HELP WOULD BE USEFUL !!! PUT "MOTOR" IN SUBJECT IF YOU RESPOND LASNIPER@MSN.COM
Question by SNIPER,LA | last reply
Yup, this weekend marks the deadline where kids pay their deposit to commit to the college that they will attend in the fall. It's a major landmark decision for all and I wish the best of luck to those part of the Class of 2020. Hopefully all were able to make an informed decision of their choice and will be happy wherever they go. So here are some random thoughts on the process: Applying for college is way different now then from I went through it - Why did all of you do applications for more than 10 colleges? (Is it more trying to game the system for admissions, although colleges game it for their stats rankings, and raking up fees by those testing services/prep courses/financial aid forms) Many are emotionally unprepared for the rejection that comes along with it. Many are emotionally unprepared for the realization that most colleges are super expensive and may not be affordable even if you are accepted. It may appear senseless in who gets in and further who gets merit scholarships or full ride to some places. There is an air of mass hysteria during that wait period for the admission decisions to come out. Certain college forums out there seem to feed on that. Don't chance it. Hard to say what is worse, filling out the CSS Profile financial aid forms or going through a TSA checkpoint on a bad day. Gotta love the financial aid letters stating the school is pleased to offer you a sizeable loan to send your kid to college. I have to say we have been fortunate to be able to make our final decision a few weeks ago. I am also fortunate to have won many instructables contests with t-shirts as prizes. That will be her wardrobe for the next 4 or 5 years.
Topic by caitlinsdad
Ok so I was just out buying fireworks and i found some fuse. I needed it as a fuse for a mini cannon i was going to make so I bought it. But i relized after I bought it that it said burns 1 foot in .6 seconds!!!! Thats fast. When i burnt a small piece of this I found this was true. It to fast to use as a fuse so now what can i do with it?!?!?!? I have 25 feet!!
Topic by ostomesto | last reply
I'm trying to make a clock which its hands move fast, as fast as around 30rpm. Preferably it will cycle like a regular clock, just sped up. Should I attach a motor to the set hand dial on the back? The motor I have at the moment is a DC motor 12v 36rpm except it is really noisy and it needs to be powered by batteries, and I don't think it will last for the length of time I need it to, around 2-3 hours of continuous rotation. How do I attach it so the motor controls the dial? Do I need to use gears? I'm after the simplest, most efficient solution, please help me!
Question by theclash77 | last reply
Im going on a plane trip on the 11th and there isn't a place to charge my laptop on the plane and im sure my battery will die. i need a portable way to charge my laptop on the plane, i was thinking of like something with a 9v batter with a dc to ac inverter to step it up to 120VAC but iv'e never used an inverter for a project so i need a schematic or something, please help me!
Question by Jimmy Proton | last reply
Have something awesome that you'd like to show off at the Maker Faire and for some reason haven't applied yet? Then get moving! The deadline is March 31, less than a week from now. Go go go! And of course even if you don't want to show something off you'll want to go because we'll be there. Yes, there will be lots of other things to see and play with and do, but most importantly we'll have a table so you can come by and say "hi!" We might even have cookies to share. Maker Faire Call for Makers
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Please help...I've gotten all confused with everything I've been reading.....Will anyone tell me what is the best & easiest & cheapest way to make a Wireless Wifi antenna? I also need to know if I will need to plug the antenna into my laptop or will my Dell Insiron 1521 laptop just pick up the signal or what ad if I need cables what are they called and where can I buy them. I purchased a gsky usb high power wifi adapter 802.11G but it doesn't do much good at all? I'm on a very limited budget most would consider me poor but I make it and I'm happy but gosh I just need to pick up my internet across the street in a concrete building to keep an eye on my ebay account (trying to earn money for x-mas) I have a linksys wrt45g router....well I just need advice please from anyone who will help and I will surely give a badge. Ty...TY...TY
Topic by mel5656 | last reply
I have my own business painting murals and doing custom art for clients in commercial and private spaces. Here's a time lapse I did a while back. Thought it was fitting here in the art section. This ceiling is roughly 16 feet by 14 feet in size, and the center of the ceiling is about 17 feet high. I actually painted this ceiling twice because the original owners sold the residence and the new owners wanted a new and different mural in the space, about twelve years apart. A master sketch of the whole ceiling was created, and then each main detail was sketched a second time as a close up so I knew exactly what was to be painted.
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Anyone have any links? thanks!
Question by Sandisk1duo | last reply
I am currently trying to find a large scale version of the Mitsubishi Eclipse from one of the first fast and furious movies. I have tried looking for it thru a couple searches on google, Amazon and even eBay but was unable to find anything about it. So if someone can remember where it was offered at, I would be grateful since this was a favorite of mine as a kid. Thanks.
Question by andreblue
While driving to work a used McD's cup sitting in my cup hold got me to thinking. I was wondering if anyone has thought about a way to reuse the wax coated card/paper drink cups you get from fast food places? People are always thowing them out and if we could come up with a way to get people to reuse them in some way, it might help the sides of the roads look better (less trash).
Question by RedneckEngineer | last reply
I'm refurbishing some old aircraft gauges and I need a replacement for a very small spur gear measuring .175" in diameter with 12 teeth not sure what the pitch is, and it needs to be made of metal if anyone has any ideas please help me out? I'm kind of on a short deadline here to so I would be grateful for any info anyone can give. Thank you all.
Question by jeffrey4283 | last reply
My school exhibition's tomorrow and I need to do something urgent.There's a 7 VDC supply which is converted to 5 VDC by a voltage regulator(both have a common negative terminal).I need a BC 547 to act as a switch and complete the circuit of a device connected to the 7 volt circuit when the 5 volts is used as a signal and sent to the transistor.To put it in another way-The device needs to run on 7 volts when a 5 volt signal is sent to the BC547.I've got about 4 hours of time before I go to sleep(actually forced to!)and the exhibition's tomorrow morning!!!
Question by Adarsh_tronix | last reply
We live and survive on oil today. That dependence won’t go away for at least a few more generations. Today’s technology allows us to drill oil just about anywhere in the world, and then move it to anywhere we want using behemoth water vessels. Unfortunately, there’s a dark side to all this and it happens when our technology fails us, as periodically demonstrated by mankind’s great oil spill disasters. The most recent being the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010. The amount of oil actually dumped upon our ecosphere and contaminating the environment was mind boggling. The numbing numbers are so large that we can’t even get our minds around it. And we all know that the responsible drilling company won’t fess up to how much was really spilled because even they don’t know, don’t want to know and furthermore want to forget about it. Is there some way to tackle this oil spill problem through the use of the very culprit that created it, namely technology? Of course there is, but it will cost the billions they used to clean up the mess they created in the first place. We want to develop a technological process to be used worldwide that borrows from what we currently know, and clean up these oil spills almost as quickly as they happen upon our seascape. Did we finally clean up the Gulf oil spill? Yes, maybe? But it took too long and we either didn’t use the right equipment or not enough prepared and available equipment to check the problem. Time is probably the most critical factor involved in mitigating oil spill disasters. While Nature obviously works to clean up ecological disasters, she takes perhaps a decade or more to make a region whole again. We need to help nature accelerate her time schedule to a few weeks not decades! Oil cleanup equipment exists that is too painstakingly slow and inefficient to get the job done quickly and effectively, and to recapture ~99% of the oil spilled. Today’s processes are makeshift, disjointed, and not organized nor designed to tackle today’s mega-proportion oil spill problems. We need a cohesive mega-solution to handle mega-problem oil spills. A virtual army of specialists with proper equipment to attack, gather up and capture, then deliver the spilled oil to vessel staging platforms. These huge platforms will separate 99.9% of the captured oil/water, dumping the water back. Oil tankers on standby then take this recaptured crude oil to refineries. This process must be set up with the proper equipment to dynamically proceed in real time. Only high sea states should be capable of halting its operation. The process of oil/water cleanup requires the serial use of various sequential operations where each performs a key stage of the operatic procedure. The orchestration starts with techniques that initially yield the biggest volumetric punch first, then refines this processing by using less volumetric cleaning ability but greater oil separation capability. All the while we have deployed an improved form of today’s containment apron, capable of hundreds of miles of coverage to prevent spreading the spilled oil slick to shore. Having researched today’s available oil spill removal systems, their usefulness has been categorized according to volumetric processing capability per time. Fast surface skimming techniques plus “huge”, constant flowing centrifugal separators clearly win, but are not 100% effective. Sponge-type, oil absorbent techniques then come to play as they are useful in nearly recapturing the remaining 0.1% oil from the water, but are slow and will be used solely on the remaining 99.99% pure water expelled from our centrifugal oil separators. Today we literally use these absorbers like sponges, dunking them into the oil slick, waiting awhile and pulling them out after they’ve absorbed some oil. Such prolonged processing times are unacceptable. Absorbers are to be used differently than today, their performance is vastly accelerated as they now act as 0.1% oil filters to process the pressurized water expelled from the centrifugal separators. The final residuals of perhaps 0.01% that the high pressure absorber filtration misses will require oil break down chemistry whose end products are environmentally friendly and allows Nature to restore balance. So the actual water dumped back will be better than 99.99% pure. Now let’s break this process down a bit and address the pieces of equipment involved. Our attack vessels are special, high speed catamarans that ferry cars between different ports today. They use water-jet propulsion, are extremely fast, maneuverable, and will be equipped with a special front-end water scoop to pick up the oil/water slick in real time while propelled forward. Their scoop or nozzle articulates, performing real time adjustments responding to oil slick depths thereby avoiding too much water pickup. Once their holding tanks are full, they reconnoiter with waiting intermediate-sized tankers to quickly dump their oil/water cargo. When these tankers are full, they deposit their load to one of the huge vessel platforms. These staging platforms use centrifugal systems to quickly and efficiently separate huge quantities of the oil and water, and dump the 99.9% cleaned water overboard (Nature effectively handles the remaining 0.1% of oil). When their tanks are full of oil, they start emptying themselves into the large standby oil tankers for delivery to refineries. QED. For you science fiction/fact fans, this concept requires enormous equipment, is on a huge scale and if viewed as one harmonious system may be the first Oil-Terra-Forming machine to be used on our planet.
Topic by RT-101 | last reply
This is just a crazy idea mostly for novelty purposes. I'm not advocating never paying for condiments again. But hey, maybe you just lost your job, you're a poor college kid, you're mad at McD's because the dollar menu isn't a dollar anymore, or you're just cheap! Or (in my case) you love exclusive sauces not sold in stores and would like a more efficient way of emptying all those hundreds of sauce packets you acquired into bottles :P Lol, let me go into what lead up to my "Huh, that would be awesome!" idea moment. I love(d) Taco Bell's Fire Roasted sauce. And darn them to heck for discontinuing it!!! Um, uh... yeah anyway. I loved it. Alot. So much so that I eventually built up a large cache of packets in my kitchen. One day it occurred to me I would use it more if the sauce was with all the other condiments in the fridge door. For when I prepare something for consumption and have thoughts similar or equal to "Hm, I wonder what would be good on this" I open the door, stair at the sauces, and evaluate. So, I saved a nice glass bottle (a steak sauce if I remember correctly), washed it, and squeezed many, many individual packets into said bottle until I had my very own "Bottle of Taco Bell's Fire Roasted Boarder Salsa Sauce". A practice I continued for several years. Many of my friends thought it was awesome. Other's thought I was crazy. In the end it didn't matter what other's though. The sauce called to me and I answered. Faced with the same decision I would do it again and I have no shame in that. Just in case you are actually interested, when I heard they were discontinuing my favorite sauce I made arrangements with the manager of the local taco bell to obtain their remaining boxes of sauce. And it was enough to last me until... today. As I squeezed the last few packets of Fire Roasted Boarder Salsa Sauce into its bottle that has served me so faithfully these many years an idea hit me. The concept of a machine that would extract the sauce for you. Pour packets in and sauce comes out. My first reaction was "this would have been very useful several thousand packets ago!" lol. Then I really started contemplating it as a "for the hell-of-it" idea and project. There are just so many different, possible ways of how one might work. Just with the squeezing mechanism (after the packet(s) is somehow automatically slit open). With a double roller one could squeeze several at a time or in serial progression. Or perhaps stack them in the same orientation inside some sort of press. Much experimentation would need to be performed to determine the optimal extraction method. Anyone interested in giving it a go?
Topic by Jarun | last reply
Racing lawn mower
Question by tj1796 | last reply
There where supposed to be 20 finalist and now that they have removed the rest of the videos from the contest home page it is showing 21 finalist. Was there a tie in the voting?
Topic by Deathstick | last reply
I am a young aged girl ( around 8-10 not saying) and i am trying to save up a little more then a thousand dollars, why so much you ask? Because after i buy my laptop i want, i want pocket money too, like to buy me other stuff ( iPod stuff etc,) and you are probably thinking " WHY DOES SHE NEED A THOUSAND DOLLARS? IS SHE BUYING A STORE?!" Its because i want a Apple mac book air, so anything? i need it at least by winter ( cause of the sales, black Friday, etc) and i already have a $100 saved up, ( please something not to hard, like yard work or pet walking, etc.) Thanks!
Question by Cupcake-3- | last reply
The rules are the standard Awana Grand Prix Rules (ie. Same axles, wood, wheels, no washers, springs, or ball bearings. Must be at a max. of 7 inches long, max. of 3 inches high, and 2 wide. Must be 3/8 in. off the track for the lane strip). I need a fast design that qualifies for all these rules. It should be a previously winning design, or a car that finished in 1st place.
Question by Paintballer98 | last reply
For my 8th grade class trip Im going to cedar point. I want a digital (preferably a Digital slr) camera to take pictures of my friends so that i can remember them if i never get to see them again. (My school is from kindergarden to 8th grade and at least 30% of my class has been with me from kindergarden and 60 from 1st grade) Im only 13 years old and the camera is almost 2000 dollars. My parents said they would think about giving me an allowance but that would be no more than 5 dollars a week --if im luucky:( Right now its cold out and its going to be winter in a month so i could shovel snow and thats about the only thing i can think of. thanks in advance.
Topic by listoman
My family is looking to get a little more privacy in our yard, but our municiple codes are pretty tough (read: anal) around here, so basically our only options for privacy fencing are slats (upwards of $1500 for our fence) or vines. So we are looking for some VERY swift-growing vines to plant. does anyone know any vines like this? hopefully something that will grow in a hot climate. and did i mention fast?
Question by cyc4015 | last reply
In teh official rules it says "This contest is limited to legal residents of the United States and Canada", but at the mainpage (https://www.instructables.com/contest/forbes30seconds/) it says "International entries are OK.".I live in Finland and I'd like to know, can I enter this contest (and if I win, would that prize be shipped here). I believe there are many other users who are thinking about this same thing.
Topic by zaketus | last reply
I am sure that from the title many know what I am about to say. I need fast rural internet. Now I have seen huge's net, wildblue, and starband. The problem is that the first two offer puny download/upload limits. I am not the kind of person who checks my email and that is it. I wan't to host servers, stream movies and watch HD youtube. Yea these satellite companies offer great download speeds, especially starband which I haven't seen a cap for, but the upload speeds are HORRIBLE, worse than what I have now which is really bad. Now this is obvious because your sending information to SPACE. So can I maybe get an aftermarket transmitter that is like NASA grade or something. Or do I need to find a down to earth method to do this. I live in the middle of nowhere so there is really no other way I don't think. Do you have any ideas or services you would recommend.
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