Come and tell us about your first kiss
Topic by sharlston
I am wondering whether anyone else is involved First Robotics. If you are, go ahead and talk about your various thoughts, ideas, etc. If your aren't, then I encourage you to come to one of our competitions to see what First is all about. Check out www.usfirst.org to learn more and look at the event calender for FRC to check for any and all upcoming events. Also, I'm going to try adding a group for FIRST but if someone already has please notify me.
Topic by Mr. Holmes
Hello everyone .I am a newbie to this site and i want to post my first instructable .but there's a confusion as i want to take part into a competition too.so ,my doubt is that.........1. can i use my first instructable for both as my first instructable and for the contest ( its paper contest)?2. how many instructables can i upload for a given competition?thanks for help.its a great fun to ask and take help.thanks
Question by hivin | last reply
This is a first for me - I've done a requestible.I published braids with seven and eight strands of yarn, and then I got a request to publish a 16-strand version.I did it! Working out the moves in my head nearly plaited my brain, so I just sat down and tried it - it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought.I am now confident that I could create a braid with any multiple of 4 strands above 8.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
This is slightly linked with my previous forum topic.What age were you when you had your first crush?Was it the most powerfullest crush you ever had?Symptoms feelings or emotions when around her/him or thinking of her/him?What pick up line did you use when you asked her/him out? (if you did)Did she/he say yes???please answer the questions above.I think ive still got the same crush on her from about several months ago.Yes i think this IS my first crush. ( i may have fancied other girls but shes different i can't get my mind of her more than an hour.) ''weird'' ( even though i am 13)I feel funny around her, or when she asks me Qs.I haven't asked her out and i don't think i will.For now im just tryin' to be her friend.yes it is the girl from my previous topic that i was chuffed about.Please do it in that format!And again yes i know i am curious. :P :P :P :P :P
Topic by Baron A | last reply
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Topic by G S Haydon | last reply
Hey guys I was wondering if anyone of you could help me select which project I should make (my first RC plane) Here are the requirements:- 1. Must be easy. 2. Its body should be DIY and made of wood 3. It should be under $100 4. The instructions should be really clear Sorry I didnt have time to make a well written question neither did I have time to correct my grammar
Question by SA-DIY | last reply
Well, today I went along with Caitlin's school robotics club to see them participate in qualifying rounds in order to advance to the New York City city-wide champs. Woot, they made it enough in the rankings to advance and fun was had by all. It was my first time at one of these things and it was pretty well organized considering the number of teams shuttling back and forth between rooms to do the robotics challenges/missions and presentations to judges. Kids use Lego Mindstorm NXT robot kits and build/program them to accomplish a list of tasks to be performed in the "pit". Of course, everything can go wrong from your batteries not being charged, pieces falling apart, programs not working, forgetting the laptop charger, and worrying about the school bus making it home before the snow storm. Fourth graders did research projects and presentations on how robotics impacted environmental issues. Fourth and fifth grader teams did the robot challenges and presented their robots to the judges. The FIRST program is really to have fun while using technology, learn something, and to develop teamwork and good sportsmanship. One of our teachers even wrote up a school cheer and song just for Robotics. The second pic is of another school who happened to have a live team mascot(where else can you wear a propeller beanie and be proud?). The amount of geek-strogen present was incredible. This happened to be Tetranitrate's stomping grounds but I didn't find any evidence of charred walls. I might just have to make Robohoodies for all the kids when they compete again in March. Anyone else out there doing Lego FIRST robotic league?
Topic by caitlinsdad | last reply
Ever done your first Instructable and then not to have had much interest from others? Never really wanted to tell every one about it because that might be considered as "Advertising"?Well, firstly, it's not advertising if it's not obtrusive and secondly, you're in the right place!Post here the first of your many Instructables to come, give it's title, a brief description, a picture or two and a link. There's no prize (from me) but you will get a lot more views than previously.Here's mine, it's a simple optical illusion that's not too hard to make (if you know how) and is an extremely easy way to make money at school, when people start asking "Can I have one?" and "Can you make me one?" Just remember, feed back's always nice, comment on every one else's; they might comment on yours.Hope to see yours!~K
Topic by Kryptonite | last reply
I am refering here: https://www.instructables.com/community/First-Time...The previous answers in the post are quite confusing. What are the criteria to be a first-time author in a contest which gives a special prize to first-time author instructable?
Topic by crisdeodates | last reply
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Topic by alexsmaf | last reply
I'm not sure it is intentional, but I feel that the Instructables crew does a great job of featuring members' first instructables (given they meet a certain standard). My first Ible was featured and it's a great boost knowing that they really do pay attention. Keep up the great community and hard work, guys!!! -BG
Topic by BeanGolem | last reply
Hello, this is the only site I really ever use, and I like the community so I will just do this here. I have to do a poll on the first amendment rights but, I have to work tonight so I am asking you. If you reside in America please answer the following question, it is not right or wrong, just what you know. What are the rights given to you by the first amendment?
Question by jj.inc | last reply
Has anyone heard of the FIRST Robotics Competition? It was started by Dean Kamen. Instead of me repeating what their philosophy is, check out their website: FIRSTI'm on the first team from Nebraska, and this was our rookie year. We just finished up our regional competition in Kansas City, MO, and it was a blast. It is one of the only programs that I have found that encourages involvement in science and technology. The build process is almost similar to an engineering internship.If you happen to be in high school (or not yet there) or you are a professional engineer, electrician, programmer, or hobbyist (basically anyone who uses Instructables!), I strongly encourage you to get involved. Find a team in your area and contact them. There are over 2000 teams in the country, so there may be one near you.If you are already involved, let me know! I am interested in hearing what people have to say.
Topic by intoon | last reply
I purchased a small tesla coil kit online. The kit is working but I need help improving it. Instead of having the typical primary and secondary windings with a toroid on top it has the driver circuit pulse a 50k transformer producing a 1 inch spark. I'm wondering can the output of the transformer be connect to a typical primary windings and secondary windings with a toroid on top? I have a link below to the schematic. Also if this works would you recommend 1000 or 2000 turns on the secondary and how many on the primary? 30 or 36 gauge for the secondary? Link to schematic http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/tucsoninsurance/Public%20Album/20130925_203001_zpse3c1927d.jpg Here is a link to the tesla coil picture. http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/tucsoninsurance/Public%20Album/20130925_203600_zpsc84f3177.jpg Thanks for your help.
Question by mpatti75 | last reply
Hi. I've recently been hooked on motorcycles. I'd love to get one and start riding and working on one. There are a few problems. First off, I'm only 13 years old, but I'm 5'11" and 160 lbs. I know that it's illegal for me to ride a motorcycle, and I'm not even sure if I can take a mfs course at this age. I wouldn't be riding on any big roads, and would barely even ride it, besides riding it to my best friends house (he'd help me work on it, his dad is into bikes, and he only lives a few miles away), and around a few back roads in my neighborhood. My dad has been riding motorcycles for before I was born, and has multiple types and sizes of bikes (he has a touring Harvey, I believe it's a VRSC, a ninja 600, and a dirt bike which I don't know the model of). He could teach me and show me how to properly ride a motorcycle. Also, I don't know what kind of bike to get. I've heard dual purpose bikes are good for starters, but I really have no idea where to start. I'd appreciate input. Preferably it'd be a bike that I could work on and modify/upgrade as I go along. Thirdly, is price. I don't really know my exact budget, but it'd be around $600-$700. I know it's barely anything, but I'd have to pay for the bike myself, and that's all I have. If it's even possible to purchase a bike at this price point, it doesn't even have to run, I'd love your input. Ideally I'd like to keep everything to the absolute bare minimum, as cheap as possible. My dad already has safety gear, and I could borrow it if I rode my bike. Again, thanks for your input, and any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Topic by IvanT3 | last reply
What was the very first comment you ever posted on this site. The comment that made you part of this great community. For me it was this:"Um... *spits out Good N Plenty and stairs in horror*If You want to eat fewer bugs, Try inspecting each rasberry before putting in mouth. I've found spiders, bettles, worms, etc. hiding in the hole in the middle."on https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-eat-fewer-insects/?comments=all#CK4IOF1F0OE1V7Z Ah... I was so new, so eager. So many spelling errors. Not really sure of what comments where. Ah Memories.
Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll | last reply
First, I'm not pushing any ideas on you - that's your job. For those of us in the United States, next Tuesday is election day. Surprisingly, some people don't even know this. If you're realizing that "Hey, I'm not sure what's going to be on said ballot," now (or even this weekend) is a good time to sit down for a little bit and research/find the people you feel speak and represent you.The resource I happen to use is http://www.vote-smart.org . They do not accept any funding for corporations, PACs, or any organization that supports/opposes an issue/candidate. The service is free (all you need to know is your 9 digit zip code). The site lists the current candidates, the challengers and a whole lot of information about them (experience, voting records, candidate websites, etc.). You also ought to look at any amendments that will be on your ballot -- the wording can be quite tricky (In the last vote, FL had one amendment against the amendment not to build a monorail train* -1) so you probably want to make sure you are in fact voting for what you want ;)So, please take the time to vote next Tuesday. Staying home is NOT speaking out against "the man" or showing your disdain for the system, the person, the amendment on the ballot. I am personally driving four hours to my voting place - it's really that important...Again, I have the utmost respect for those with different views than my own and the same for those that share mine. I'm not pushing any idea on you (other than to actually vote) - I just want to put it out there that its that time of the every other year again :P
Topic by trebuchet03 | last reply
Heads up FIRST Fans! We've got a FIRST Group on Instructables now: https://www.instructables.com/group/firstgroup/ If you're a student team members, coach, mentor, teacher, volunteer or work with FIRST in some capacity, hie thee over to our new group and join in to help build our FIRST creative community on Instructables! Go Teams!
Topic by EurekaFactory
Well i made a rubberband machine gun. it uses a new macanisem i thought op. the motor turns string. the string is connected on one of the berrals. to load it you pull the string over the berral and put a rubberband on top of it. when you pull the triger the string pulls the rubberband off the berral shooting it. i also put the gun on a universal joint so i can turn it. i just noticed in the picture the string is not connected to the berral. sorry.
Topic by dsman195276 | last reply
I just made my first tesla coil, it stands only about 6 inches tall and has a diameter of ~1". The tank capacitence is ~940 pF. The wire gauge is 30. The topload is 6 inches in diamerer and 1 inch tall. the power supply is a 7.5kv, 60mA NST with a terry filter. It's a static spark gap. The primary has 13 turns of 14 gauge wire, it's a 30 degree cone.It gives out nice arcs and cornea. I will post photos and video soon, as my workshop reeks of ozone right now.I can probably get better preformance with using thicker (or no) aligator clips (prototype stage right now) and if I change the primary. The wire got too hard to turn, so near the center there's like 2" of leeway on all sides of the secondary... sorry about sound quality in the videothe rod in the video is kinda grounded. The rod you see is a thin copper pipe taped to a 3 foot, 1/4 inch thick dowel rod that I'm holding onto.
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
Via The UberReview"It is not too often that we associate solar-powered with anything fast and or furious, but perhaps it is time that we start. The Czeers MK1 is a 10-meter vessel covered in photovoltaic cells that is capable of hitting speeds of up to 30 knots (55.5 km/ph to you non-nautical folks out there). While there are certainly faster boats on the water, those tend to use obscene amounts of fuel. The solar-powered Czeers MK1 is naturally going to be a lot quieter than its gas guzzling cousins, which would make it great for sneaking up over fish (though there is limited space to put them if you catch them. I would like to see a similar model with little bit more space for passengers, even if it did mean sacrificing some speed. Speedboats are so limited in what they are able to do, but if this had a little extra space, it could do so much more."
Topic by laminterious
What was the first: Instructable? Collection? Forum topic? Question? Group? Comment? User profile? Contest? Challenge? When was the first: Instructables T-Shirt made? Limited edition gear used as a prize? (e.g. Victorinox knife with Instructables engraved on it) Comment made? Time this idea was brought up and how long did it take before the site was a reality?
Question by JM1999 | last reply