Flash Tutorials

So...Theres not too many flash tutorials on this site, so i figured i'd make some. I think there should be alot more, it's a great thing. [http://My flash tutorial https://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Make_a_Preloader_in_Flash/?ALLSTEPS]. Join my group, post some tutorials, and help some newbies at flash out.

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


Flash Menu

I was wondering if anybody could tell me how to build a menu similar to the tippman phenom builder link: http://www.tippmann.com/product_guide/x7_phenom.aspx

Topic by general-Insano 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Flash instructables

==HIGH DEMAND NEEDED==That says it all.If there is high demand, I will make instructables for flashEG: Preloaders, Animation, Web Design, Games, etc...

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


Flashing LED?

I recently took apart a flashlight, which features flashing LED's. They only have 2 leads each. One flashes on and off, and the other blue and red. I can see a small black dot inside them, is this some type of transistor? I am also wondering if there is a way to get a bi-color (3 leads) LED to flash using a transistor. What kind would i nedd, and how would i nedd to hook it up? ( diagram appreciated)

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


flash paper!

This idea came from cartoons so bear with me.i have seen some flash powder instructables but not any flash paper ones (or so i think)using tetranites flash powder (https://www.instructables.com/id/Flash-Powder/) and mix with the idea of making paper (http://www.pioneerthinking.com/makingpaper.html) if you substituted "recycled paper" with flash powder could you make a flash paper that would ignite with a poof when lit. my conclusion is that the sponge would absorb the water along with the powder, but adding flash powder after making the paper while its still "wet" in step 9 add a layer of powder and sandwich it. maybe have one end without powder to make a rough fuse.i dont know what do you people think?

Topic by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Flash games

We all get bored at some point, right? Or we just want to slack off from school or work. So we play games we call flash games. Some of them completely suck, while some could have been sold for a price and been insanely successful (might be exaggerating a bit there). My point is what are some of your favorites? Personally I liked The Last Stand, Unreal Tournament, Tanks, and I can't remember any more right now...

Topic by wingman246 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Flash PSP

I am selling instructions on how to flash a psp for yourself. Psp slim or phat (fat). Ony $2. Payment will have to be sent through paypal. Just send me your email address and i will send a request. If you want anything else containing psp, I will be glad to help at a cheap price.

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


Netbook and no flash? Answered

I have a nice 7" net-book (off branded from China) Du should of known but cant watch video on it because I can't get Adobe flash on it as you may know it runs windows ce or something like that no HHD any help would be greatfull....Thom

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


Help With Flash?

Hello. I'am Creating a Website with 100% flash. i am doing great so far except; i need to have a page for people to purchase items online. the only thing is that i do not know how to set up an E-store in flash im not looking for the whole website to be the store, just a single section/page any help would be greatly appreciated Thank You

Topic by programedfiles 9 years ago


Flashing led? Answered

I know this may be basic but im still pretty new to this all. I have 4 leds that have to flash together. Would a 555 timer work? could someone link me to a diagram. I was wondering if i could make the speed change able, super fast to slow.

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


Flash addon?

I remember a long whiles ago coming across some kind of script for firefox or safari to right click and disable certain flash banners on web sites, but not all of them. I was wondering if anyone can remember what the app was called as I can't. My issue are these retarded orbital sander ads on the front page, it keeps expanding across the page every time I visit the site here and laggs my safari for like 5 minutes until I can finally click at that close button (VERY frustrating).

Topic by Punkguyta 10 years ago


Instructable completely flash?

We should have instructables in flash. No more painful waiting for another page to load, it may take awhile to load at first.

Topic by Match Book 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Flash drive problems

EDIT: I found a flash drive, and it doesn't work. I plugged it into my computer, nothing. I plugged it into a laptop, and it said that there was a power surge in the usb device. Any ideas?

Topic by Aar000n3y 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Build a Studio Flash

Hello, I want to build a studio flash on my own. Has anyone ever done this or does anybody know how it works. I don't have any clue Need Help!

Topic by Nickmensch 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Instructable flash support

Well today as I stared at pocket cotton candy machine, I thought I should add a flash animation explaining the basics of how cotton candy machine work. Now that poses a problem. I could export my animation to a video, but when you do that in Adobe Flash it deteriorates quality and basically turns it into a slide show instead of an animation. So this post is to suggest the possible add-on of flash support for instrucatbles so that those of us who use flash don't have to ruin our animations. Plus flash loads faster.

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


old FLASH dismantle

Hi to all hoping that someone can help me to dismantle old flash unit i have. i need to do it, so variable resistor can be inserted inside, and to get some speed :) the model is VITACON 988, very similar to this one: img4.imageshack.us/img4/5867/b4bmgfqbwk28kgrhqfhseyc.jpg I found only 2 scres on the very bottom, and still not succes to open. PLEASE HELP ME !

Topic by zsbreaker 7 years ago


Concrete Flash Drives

These flash drives by Shu-Chun Hsiao are serious. The drives are encased in concrete and are embossed with the weight of each one, a number that correlates with the flash drive's capacity. I love the idea, but 256g sticking out the front of my desktop is just going to destroy itself. P.S. This would make a great entry for the upcoming USB Contest Concrete Memory, Get Totally Cemented via TechEBlog

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Animated preloader in Flash Answered

How would I make a preloader with a symbol that moves from left, rather than having a rectangle scaling? Or would it work the same? I don't want the symbol to warp at all when it's moving. I am using Actionscript 2.0, with Flash CS4

Question by St Jimmy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Programming flash memory?

Hello Instructables community! I just purchased 10 Atmel AT49F040 flash chips off eBay (I couldn't buy just one..) and now I'm wondering how in the world I'm going to program them. I'm hoping to desolder the ROM chip from a Gameboy cart (yes, I'm using a tutorial) and replace it with this flash chip. It seems easy enough, but I'm not sure I want to spend $45 on a Willem Programmer.. Anyone have ideas for how to program on the cheap? Thanks, Derp

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


popup flash advertisements

I know instructables needs advertisements to stay afloat, and I'm fine with that.  But that popup flash-ad for san luca, from rovion.com is horrible.  I mean god awful.  It's the type of thing that drives people away from websites, and causes them to install flash-blockers and ad-blockers. When we do that, instructables doesn't get ad revenue, and that's bad. So please, for the love of God, Bob, Steve, or whoever your deity is, get rid of them, so we can support your site by seeing the normal adds, and even clicking on them occasionally.

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


Flash Powder Problems!!!!!

Every time I use flash powder from firecrackers to try to make a big one all it does is burn up. No matter how hard I try to compress the flash powder all it does is burn up when it is supposed to blow up. Any tips?

Topic by joeskater26 11 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Camera Flash capacitor

First off I'll tell you to NOT TOUCH A CHARGED CAMERA CAPACITOR, IT HURTS. I had a disposible film camera that I took apart. How do I discharge it? If I cut one of the leads off the compacitor would it discharge or explode, damage the circuit board? How long would it take to self discharge?

Topic by popit 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


flash highscore :S

Hey everyone! i made a flash game :D and yer its fairly gd and all for a beginner, however, i need to add a basic (and i mean BASIC) highscore into the game, to make it...well, better lol, any help would be much appreciated, i've searched google and found no relavent tutorials :( so please help! DONE!!! :D i have left a link of the finished game

Topic by andy60 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Flash Power Supplies

I don't have a lot of money to spend on stuff at the moment. What I do have is flash guns. Four of them in fact, three of which can be fired with triggers. Now I could invest in 16 rechargeable batteries. Or should that be 32 in case I run out? And a crap load of chargers.  And extensions cos we have no spare sockets in our house. But that just doesn't seem right to me.   Heres what I propose : 1) make some dummy batteries from wood with wire running through the middle.   Three of these go in each flash to carry the connections  2) a fourth dummy battery carries wires out of a small notch in the battery flap door 3) said wires are connected in parallel to a large rechargeable battery - I reckon a 6v from an old British motorcycle (fast draining) or from a granny wagon (deep cycle) should do the trick.  4) when I'm done shooting I charge this single battery from the mains charger I have (does 6/12v) I figure 4xAA batteries at 1.5v = a 6v battery, bu extra size should last longer, be more convenient than carrying around dozens of AAs and changing them and if I want to use AAs when our and about I still can   Any reasons tho wouldn't work or I shouldn't do it?

Topic by ohowson 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Flashing LED usb

I'm not really sure where to start with this, but in the end I's like an LED strobe where I can control how fast is flashes precisely (for example 5khz). My Ideas so far is you have an LED hooked up to my laptop via usb with a simple program to control the speed and how many times it flashes. Right now I've got LED's and usb's and 100ohm resisters if i need them. From what I've read I don't think I can control the usb port's power so I'm assuming I need a driver board or something? I'd love some help with this but I assume I've been too vague, mostly because I'm not sure what i'm talking about. Any help I can get would be amazing. Thanks

Topic by mitchpope93 5 years ago


cell phone flash

So i have this old broken cell phone , i think all of it works but its no longer connectable , the body and the screen . it has flash so i thought to somehow make a little flash that i could just flash around for fun , and maybe some other cool stuff with old phone ? thanks

Topic by avatardub 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Flash Drive To An MP3?

Is There A Way To Turn My Flash Drive Into An Mp3 Player? If so Could i Get A Little Help On How?

Topic by NeonLime 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Flash Drive Shrunk? Answered

My 8GB flash drive can only be formated for 250MB.  I installed an OS and now I took it off and reformatted but I can only get 250MB out of my flashdrive.

Question by jj.inc 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Momentary flashing lights

What is the easiest/simplest method of making a flashing light (preferably a small string of LED's or a piece of EL tape) connected to a momentary push switch? no timer or any other complication just lights that will flash on and off until the button is released. i want to make a flashing indicator light and switch small enough to mount on a ring that i can wear on my pointing finger so that the button hits the back of my hand as i straighten my finger to point and the light flashes only until i curl my finger to release the switch.

Topic by ambientvoid 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


flash mob in memphis

I really want to start a flash-mob in the Tennessee area!!!!!!! YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A GOOD DANCER!!!!!! we can make u good please write back if u live in that area or your talented in dancing or even just wanna be famous please help and join the fun flash-mob  every since i was 6 i wanted to start a flash-mob and become a famous person!!!!!

Topic by sadiewantsaflashmob 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Making a Flashing LED? Answered

Hi All, I reallize that this may seem stupid to people but its there a way I can make a flashing 1.5 volt LED? Any help I could get would be really appreciated. dla888

Question by dla888 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Program a flash drive

Hi everyone, I have a friend who have helped me to attach some components on the chip of the flash drive to make it possible to select some LEDs to lid. So with this new components I'm going to make a software that changes 4 LEDs in the flash drive. This software that I'm going to develope is going to be on the flash-drive and not on the computer, and when I press a button "turn on green" or something similar the green light should led. Now to my question. What programming language should I use, and how do I make it possible to "talk" to the leds? Hope anyone can help me with this, Thanks in advance xddx

Topic by xddx 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


RSS feed in flash?

I saw one of the new instructables today and it was some RSS feed on a guys desktop.. thats cool in my book, but i dont want javascript or w/e.. id like to slap some cool flash on my desktop with an rss feed and some other cool things but i cant for the life of me find a tutorial online.. All i get is rss feed programs u can buy and put in flash.. Someone know how to make it work in flash? or have links to tutorials? -Thanks!

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


Camera Flash Circuit

I know that it's pretty easy to cannibalize a camera flash to do some pretty simple things...but i find it difficult (probably by design) to solder things to these prebuilt boards (especially the "charge button"...that things not built for soldering)...i was wondering if someone could work up a circuit schematic with part numbers (or at least part identification) for a flash circuit like those in a disposable camera...so that someone could build it from scratch in whatever form factor they choose.

Topic by crapflinger 12 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Ipod flash drive

Hey I was looking for a broken ipod mini the other day so I could get a new case for mine, and I noticed that many of them still have working hard drives. That's when it hit me. I was thinking, why let all that space go to waste, when you pay $80 at the store for just a 2 gig flash drive. Would it be possible to make a flash drive from the hard drive in the ipod? At first I was just going to wire the drive to a USB port, but I'm thinking that may not work. Does anybody out there know more about how flash drives work? I think I have a good idea, now I'm counting on your imput!

Topic by Ducky_2010 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


inverter on a camera flash

Ive been studying the intertubes for a bit now and I cant seem to find an explanation on how a disposable camera flash works in detail. I mean I understand that it runs with two transformers, one at 300v output to charge the cap and the other to help discharge the payload through the xenon bulb run at 2000v output. but a transformer doesn't work with out a pulse or rapid continuous change in voltage. so how is it inverting to ac or am I missing something stupid

Topic by snowfox222 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Flashing LED project?

I have undertaken a sign project for my work that involves LEDs flashing in sequence. We are a Fire and EMS education program and want something that is going to grab attention. At first the project was supposed to be just solid burning lights but has been changed. I'm guessing they want something like the old style movie poster chasing lights or alternating flash between 3 sets of LEDs. It's a little more advanced than I had planned and don't know where to start as far as components go. I've already got the switch they want me to use,  it is very similar to a toggle switch but has a safety cap. My sign is a little larger than a standard letter size paper and I'm thinking 10 or 15 lights across the top should look pretty cool. Any suggestions on where to start or what I need? Thanks, Matt   This is the switch: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062493   The photo I've included gives you an idea of what it is we do.

Question by Fireson13 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


LED flash grenade?

I am trying to make an LED flash grenade that I can use for airsoft/paintball. Basically I want it to countdown (from around 6-9 seconds just long enough to push the button and toss it into a room) and when it reaches 0 it would turn on multiple LED's (in a 360 degree pattern) but only for a brief period. (just long enough to temporarily blind someone.) I am pretty new to electronic circuits. I think I would use a 555 timer but not sure. What would be the easiest way to do this? Thanks in advance for the help.

Topic by livingsoul 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Adobe Flash Virus ? Answered

Hello, I have an imac. This appeared a few days ago and sits over any youtube or embedded video clip. I have run a full system scan using Sophos but it gave the all clear. I cleared all my cookies. I've clicked Deny but  it stayed there. I've looked up imrworldwide.com but it all seems to relate to PC'c. Has anyone with a Mac had this problem and, if so,  what did you do. Thank you

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


Flashing LED problem?

Hi everyone. I mess around with HO scale slot cars and have had decent success lighting them with LEDs using track voltage and simple resistors to power them. I have ventured into the use of full wave rectifiers to smooth out the power and a small capacitor to eliminate the flicker. The problem I am having is when trying to use multiple blinking LEDs. Single blinking LEDs haven't caused any problems and I've had good results with them. The problem starts when I use more than one. I can get a pair of them to work on the bench with out any problem at all, but when they are soldered to the slot car chassis they might work for 3-5 minutes and then they stop blinking, and usually get hung up on one LED staying lit. What is even stranger is if I take a piece of brass rod and touch the anode of the dead LED, it will light up momentarily (and the other will go out). I only have so much room to work with so flashing circuits, large capacitors and voltage regulators are out of the question. Keep in mind, these cars are the size of a hot wheels or matchbox car, and the chassis uses up most of the internal space. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Question by slotcarman12078 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Who I recommend a program for creating Flash games?

I want to create a few flash games and I think I have some knowledge just do not have the program necessary. Can I get some advice in this area?

Question by pastore michel 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How hard would i be to get 100 flash cameras to go off at exactly the same time? Answered

Well im just curious how hard that would be.

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


Is there a way to connect a compact flash card to a gba for flash programing? Answered

I have a 32 MB CF card and nothing to do with it and i was wondering if there was a way to connect it to a gba for flash programing

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


GAME: Flash Element TD and 12 Awesome Flash Games

This game is really fun and challenging. Try it out. It's only 178 KB.Flash Element TD on NovelConcepts.co.ukPost your high score!I still haven't beaten level 39! Argh!MY HIGH SCORE: (the high score list shows only the high scores from the last five hours)HOLY MCSHIZZLE CRACKERJACKS BEAT THAT! YAY I BEAT IT!#5Rank: 243Name: AeshirScore: 12,831Level: 39Lives: 4#4Rank: 410Name: AeshirScore: 7,143Level: 39Lives: 0#3Rank: 439Name: AeshirScore: 5,657Level: 39Lives: 0#2Rank: 567Name: AeshirScore: 1,873Level: 32Lives: 0#1Rank: 780Name: AeshirScore: 1,632Level: 34Lives: 0Also, here's page on MaximumPC.com with 12 flash games.12 Terrific Time-Wasters!

Topic by Aeshir 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Usb Flash drive player?

I've seen some flash drive players through a boombox... where you stick the flash drive and it plays the music files in it. i was looking for something like that but instead of boom boxes , i could change the output or speaker device to use... for example id like a portable speaker or a headphone.

Topic by tanamaze 7 years ago


Russian Steampunk Flash Drive

Here's a nice flash drive mod which seems to be accomplished by sticking ye olde standard flash drive inside a lot of other metal bits. OK, that sounds simple, but the results are quite nice. Check the link below for lots of build shots.Link via bbgadgets

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


New Flash uploader... WIN

Well, im sure you have all noticed some new changes to the website.. layout changes and what not. But i just found something magical The flash uploader... The main thing i like about this, is being able to add multiple files to an upload list! instead of doing them one by one. So, just to say Thank you instructables, you have made my week!

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


flash drive and radio combined?

Does anyone know how to make an mp3 from portable radio and flash drive? thank you

Topic by redon12 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Xenon flash tube light? Answered

Would it be possible for me to pulse a xenon flash tube brightly at over 100hz for prolonged periods without damaging the tube? Would there be a simple enough circuit for it that ran on 3V? Lastly, would the tube flash fast enough so I would not now that it is flashing?

Question by .Unknown. 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Looking for a (flash) weather widget?

A colleague needs a software thingie "that can be embedded (HTML), or SWF Flash file that can be downloaded and run locally." Ideally he's after something with similar (animated) aesthetics to this (see also image), that can can be modified to suit the needs or whims of those above my paygrade. Thanks, chaps.

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