flat wheel barrow ? Answered

 Our "contractor" wheel barrow with inflatable tires commonly picks-up nails and goes flat. The semi hard sponge rubber replacement seems expensive and I have been wondering what might be homebuilt design. Latex caulk is cheap but don't think it would dry if trapped in a tire. Super ball material or similar would seem to be valuable.  

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Sanding small flat surfaces so they stay flat

Hi, I'm trying to sand fairly small wooden objects that are about 1/2"x1" and sometimes a little larger. I often find that one side is thicker than the other or the corners are no longer perpendicular. I am trying various techniques, like taking a chunk of 2x4 and wrapping it sandpaper and then vice it to my workbench. Then I rub the object against the paper block. That is getting better results.  I've read that some people use spray-on adhesive to secure sheets of sandpaper to a granite top and that it is supposed to work well. There are a few instructables that explicitly talk about sanding and I've read many of them. They advocate a bunch of techniques. I'm wondering what other folks have had success with. Thanks, Andy

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I want thick cookies not flat, like they get deflated when cooled. HELP! HELP!

Why do my cookies always flatten out.?  I've done everything from room temp butter,room temp eggs.  left batter in ref. over night.  beat with  my kitchen aid and also by hand.   I've used real butter, margarine and butter flavored Crisco.  My sisters have watch me and said I do everything they do and can't figure it out.  I want thick cookies not flat.

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i need post cards for my sons 3rd grade project on geography citys & states in the USA learning through postcards .

Through the flat stanley they ask for postcards from different citys states and there local history of places building mountains lakes rivers places of geographical significance .. thank you for reading my post and email me if you need more information on where to send them if you can.

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need help welding

I have a 1970 HT panelvan which i am restoring. I have replaced a floor panel but i cannot get the main undersuport panel to take to the new floor panel i have cleaned thw paint off the area need and clamped it tight. I drilled holes throught the support panel and gave plenty of weld but it did not take in any area why is this happening can anyone help

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New flat flexible speakers

A new kind of speaker has been designed by engineers at the University of Warwick - a flat one!From http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/new_flat_flexible:"A groundbreaking new loudspeaker, less than 0.25mm thick, has been developed by University of Warwick engineers, it's flat, flexible, could be hung on a wall like a picture, and its particular method of sound generation could make public announcements in places like passenger terminals clearer, crisper, and easier to hear."Projected uses include applications in advertising, automotive, and public address systems. Link

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adding flat screen to propeller

I want to build a propeller mini and attach it to a SMALL flat screen and do a permanent and dedicated home security. Is there a way to do that? thanks everybody especially you geeks.

Topic by zhotrum   |  last reply


Airfoil vs. Flat Wings?

I built a model airplane which is rubber band powered. At first I built the wing of the shape of an airfoil and I can assure you that the shape was perfect. When I tested the plane, it just kept on going and going straight with very high speed but never took off. I guessed that the weight was more. So, after removing the weight it still didn't take off. I then used just a flat piece of cardboard for the wing with a slight tilt, so that it would deflect the air downward and produce the upward thrust. I then tested the plane, and even though the wing was heavier than the airfoil one and the plane moved on the ground slower than before maybe due to increased drag and weight.....the plane took off just beautifully just after a few seconds of launch!!! I don't know what was the reason, the airfoil shape was perfect, the surface area of the both wings was same. I guess that flat wings produce more lift.....I doubt that the airfoil produced any lift at all, or maybe they require significantly higher airflow over them than flat tilted wings to produce a fair amount of lift...can you tell me what could be the reason?

Question by Wisaam   |  last reply


lcd/flat pannel dicection

Is it dangerous to take a part like a normal monitor or tv is due to static build up? i can never throw something out without taking it apart first lol

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how should I go about filling in this mask so its smooth & flat ?

I've been working on this for a week and even thought its creepy enough already i just want to fill it in and make it smooth, flat, even, etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. 

Topic by cbenda   |  last reply


Does anyone know hows to repair a thin cable?

Hi, I have worked on an old version of robot Nao, and recently discovered that a thin cable (see picture) from its shoulder is broken, the thin cable is very tiny, slim and can be quite fragile. I understand that I have to send it back to Aldebaran to repair, but it really costs a lot and it takes time too. Can I ask if there is anyone out there who is specialized in repairing this kind of cable? I appreciate much of your help. Thanks a zillion!!

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What is the best use for flat foam containers that meat comes on?

I am always baffled about what to do with them and I collect them and have used them for painting, bead holders, to cut little people out of and to make funky beads but I wonder what others out there do with them. Please don't tell me you throw them away without reusing them.

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What's the difference between these two....?

What's the difference betwen these teo types of LED christmas lights? What effect would the "flat head" versus the "dome" head have?

Topic by mrshow555   |  last reply


Cannot download Instructable

Just a note to let you know that the following instructable is not downloading: https://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Bracelets-Flat-Braid/ I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know when it's up and running. Thanks so much.

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Sensor to measure weight.

Hi everyone, I am stuck. I am trying to find a method or sensor to do what I want. Basically, I am trying to make a cheap flat weigh scale- light weight , flexible and portable (carried in a brief case or lap top case); thinner than using load cell sensors. I was hoping for a flat compression fabric , foam or piezo resistive pressure sensor, but have not found what I was looking for. It needs to be able to measure 50 to 250 lbs & fit on a counter. Does something like this even exist? Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thank you Appl314  

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Vizio 42" e422vle no picture but does have sound?

My 42" Vizio E422VLE lost it's picture but still has sound. After looking around the internet it seemed like the back light inverter was the problem, I replaced the inverter but this did not solve the problem. Still no picture but has sound. the remote stopped working. There are also faint black vertical lines. I can barley make them out. Anyone have any suggestions?

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flat plate evacuated solar panel

Hello, I am trying to figure how to make an evacuated flat plate solar thermal panel ( sort of this one: www.genersys-solar.com/downloads.asp ). Main problem so far is how to keep air out (vacuum) . What sort of o-ring should I use ? Would it be possible to use Arduino to control internal vacuum and act a vacuum pump to keep it balanced in time ?

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Flat pack / interlocking design question

I'm trying to make a flat pack interlocking chair but cannot figure out how to get the bottom pieces from falling out when right side up.  If I want the chair to have a uniform square shape, I don't think I can make the locking cuts at any angle.....so, the bottom keeps falling down.   Below are two examples of interlocking that confuse me.  The first is a link to the table upside down.  The second is a link to the table right side up.....Can someone please explain how the long pieces which are in the "under" position of the lock do not fall out when turned right side up? http://www.ryandartdesign.com/work.cfm?listPos=11 http://www.ryandartdesign.com/work.cfm?listPos=10 Thanks!?

Question by Chasingthesun73   |  last reply


printer pcb

I have a couple of laser printers i no longer use is it possible to convert them to print directly onto a flat surface like a pcb and skip the whole iron transfer process that never works right?

Topic by pattyshaw   |  last reply


DIY DISASTER?

 Im interested in peoples feedback towards current flat-pack furniture or D.I.Y products. Problems and annoyances with current methods of putting together these products, problems with materials and fixings used etc. Any problems regarding requiring tools that aren't provided or instructions being awful? On the other hand, has anybody had a great experience putting together anything flatpack or D.IY? (Eg: bookshelves, bedside tables, stools, BBQs, anything requiring assembly really)? Any insight would be great!

Topic by mustcreate   |  last reply


Would a Flat-Screen or a Big Chunky TV work best with the Nintendo Wii? Answered

 If we keep our Big Chunky, we lose space. If we get a Flat Screen, do we lose quality or anything else? I have heard somewhere before that Flat Screens don't work very well with the Wii ? 

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UPDATED: Today I was totally GROSSED OUT....Plus pics, and progress !

The landlord came today to "fix the walls" again, like he did a few months ago, and again 3 days ago....but his helper told him this wasn't working...so they started tearing the Bathroom and Bedroom wall (the adjoining wall) down.  The portion towards the outside wall of the building.....they found a pipe that was leaking....a big 9 or 10 inch iron pipe......guess what?   That is the drain from upstairs for the bathroom sink, the bath tub, and the TOILET.   For over 6 months now, we have had our bedroom wall deteriorating and being soaked by SEWAGE.... The helper told me in confidence that we are not the only ones he does this too.....grrrrrrrr. Pictures have been updated with ones I took...      

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Help wiring a laptop's LCD display?

Greetings all! I had the pleasure of demo-ing an HP Pavilion laptop computer for any and all scrappable parts today.  Fun enough in itself, but now come the real questions that I don't have the answers to.  What to do with many of the working pieces.  The LCD display, in particular.  Some information that may be useful here: HP Pavilion dv6227d Entertainment Notebook PC There are many tags on the display itself, but I think this is the manufacturer: AU Optronics B154EW04 V.2 I'm curious if anyone has done any projects involving displays such as this, and if so, what the application was, how it was wired, etc.  It's so light and thin, I'd just hate to see this thing go to waste or end up sitting in my parts bin.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Happy Holidays, ghost

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How to make a blanket out of flat sheets.?

I have made a queen size blanket out of flat sheets and used a flannel blanket for the inside. It is very heavy. I am wanting to make a twin size but not with the flannel blanket. What suggestions do you have?

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Help! My fingers wont straight flat

It's been this for a long time, just noticed it when i Compare my hands with someone. I really wouldn't ask this to how to straighten them hard flat and fingers joined. But my Commander in CAT(citizenship advancement training), and many of my fellow cadets noticed it too. I told my commander that it's been this since i was young, he said to flatten it to a wall, its more than 2 weeks on pressing it to the wall and my fingers are flat, except when i lift them off the wall. i got some pics below, tell me if you need more from other angle or something :) Now every time i salute, my fingers is always noticed. Any help? (they even called me tentacles because of it) Cheers!  -aye

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Looking for Help with a flat LED panel light

Greetings and salutations, I am trying to find out the feasibility of making a light strip like this http://www.hornady.com/store/Lock-N-Load-Light-Strip It would be my fist LED project - so where would I get the LED's and all the other requisite bits and pieces? Also would it be cheaper to make my own - or would I be better of biting the proverbial bullet and buying it from Hornady? Thanks Andrew

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iMac Flat Screen nod to lcd monitor ?

Hi all honored members, I got imac G5 17: and iMac G5 isight 20" that burnt down logic board and powersupply. I believe the lcd still in good condition. So if anybody can enlighten me with the steps to make those 2 "paper weight" become a useful LCD monitor, I will be very thankful. I come across article about doing that for iMac 17" but it was written in France and really not a clear step by step guide like I use to see in here for idiot like me. Looking forward for help from you all honored members to make a good use for my beloved old iMacs. regards, avataroftech

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Time & space: A dimensional discussion

Would anyone care to discuss the forth dimension of space? I have included a little Paint drawing I made. The "box" drawn as we would see a 3-D glass blox. and a 2-D world of Flatland. In this world, we demonstrate that the inability to turn their heads (left or right) prevents them from seeing the 3rd dimension directly, but that a shadow cast by the dimension, would be seen, either on the box itself or on the ground. A number of illustrations of how we might see a four dimensional cube are included. The last one is how it might appear if it was unfolded from itself. If this is indicative of reality, what conclusions might we draw from this?

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What's the closest thing to these folding binoculars? Answered

 I was watching Fringe, and a guy had this cool pair of binoculars that folded almost flat. It's obviously a prop, but what's the closest thing to these rectangular, flat-folding binoculars?

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looking for a special type of screw with an hole at the bottom for a pin to lock the screw. Answered

What is the name for that screw? and where can i get it? i what to lock the screw that it won't turn. 

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How is bamboo turned into boards and other "flat" products?

I am curious about the process used to turn bamboo stalks into flat boards (such as bamboo flooring and cutting boards). What is the process, how difficult is it to do on your own?

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Flat Wall Plug Adapter? (for DIY extension Cords)

There is an extension cord (3 wire) which has a flat wall connector - great for tight spaces.  I've bought some over the years (about $12 each at Amazon) - but want a supply of the plugs so I can make my own custom/length cords.  I looked at a few electric parts places but no luck.  Any ideas/sources for a less expensive flat plug adapter? One option  is to replacc the wall outlet with a recessed outlet - but that does not work for me. thanks

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Vizio [VA22L FHDTV10T] flat screen TV will not stay on?

I have a 22" Vizio TV that powers up, Vizio label turns white then blue screen comes on for just a second and goes black but label stays white. The TV is only a few years old and I was using it as a monitor for my computer. Is this an easy fix? or will it cost more than it's worth?

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how do i clean flat tv screen?

I have been afraid to put any thing on the screen to clean it. but i think it needs a cleaner used on it . please let me know what to do.  thank you very much . shirley

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How do I break open a flat ps2? Answered

I need to know how to break open a ps2 and cant figure it out, its an old one i had and its bugging me, i have the whole security screw kit and i need help! thank-you

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A small house on a roof?

Hiya all! I sometimes go to my grandmother's house, and there is an abandoned Karate club or something near it. Recently, I got bored so I went outside. I circled around that building a couple of times, and I noticed that I can climb to it's roof! It's not too high, about only 5 meters or so. The roof is awesome! It's flat, and then I came up with an awesome idea - how about building a small house there? Just for the fun of it, it could be an awesome place to come with friends. I need the floor to be at least 2x2 meters, height 1.5-2 meters. I need the house to be made of cheap and available materials. Got any ideas?

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Adding backlighting to an Ultraflat Logitech Keyboard.? Answered

I would like to add backlighting to my Ultraflat Logitech Keyboard but don't know how to do this properly, any help will be appreciated. Additional Details: USB powered, Author doesn't properly understand circuit diagrams.

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What do these symbols mean on the music staff? Answered

I am wondering what the five flat signs mean, I think it means b-flat minor, but i don't know what to do. Gratias agimus tibi, josh1324

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which absorbs heat better,gloss black or flat black?

Heat absorbtion-gloss black or flat black-which is better?

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CD stepper motor controlled by PC?

Hello, Is it possible to control a bi-polar stepper motor from a CD reader/writer with the original print board? (so without adding any other IC's), and also with the original flat-cable? I would like to create an XY positioning table with 2 of these stepper motors. I don't understand much about data transfer trough a serial port, so I would like to keep using the original wiring (flat cable) that goes to the motherboard of my PC. Does there also exist software to program a pattern (for drawing an image on the XY table) that sends signals directly to the stepper motor? (trough the flat-cable) ? Thanks in advance, Electorials

Question by DELETED_Electorials 


where can I get flat bands for my catapult???

I am making a catapult and I want to know where to get flat bands for it. They need to be medium power and cheep. please help meeeeeeeeee???????????? :2(

Question by henster22   |  last reply


android tablet battery going flat while turned off ? Answered

Basically what the question says. i have one of these kogan agora 10" 16gb and the battery keeps going flat while it's turned off (not in sleep mode)

Question by furby   |  last reply


Clamps make instant tables out of any flat object

The clamps are secretly table legs. Clamp four of them onto a scrap piece of wood and PRESTO! it's a table! A great temporary solution before you put the real legs on, because who wants clamps in their living room? Link

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Iphone headphones with flat cable, how it look inside, the conductor? Answered

This is the headphone photo. https://www.dropbox.com/s/00ngmfqpq37shc5/Photo%2027-12-13%2015%2039%2001.jpg . I want to cut the cable to make them shorter. How it looks the conductor , because i dont want to start cut them before i know everything about them. I dont want to destroy them !!

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Mount a Dell ST2420L Flat-Panel Monitor on 2405FPW Base?

Hi Everybody.  I just bought a Dell ST2420L flat-panel monitor to replace my old 2405FPW.  It's a better monitor, but its base is terrible.  The old monitor's base could be raised and lowered by several inches, the screen could be rotated 90 degrees, and it tilted farther.  The new base isn't adjustable vertically, won't rotate, and tilts only a few degrees.  I was hoping I could mount the new monitor on the old base, but the mounting hardware is all different.  The attached pictures show (1) the 2405's base with mounting bracket removed, (2) the 2405's mounting bracket, which bolts onto the base, (3) the place on the back of the monitor into which the mounting bracket slots, and (4) how the ST2420L connects to its stand (I'd rather not take mine apart to photograph, but I'll do it if anybody who wants to help needs to see the hardware more clearly). I wonder if anybody has successfully adapted the base of a 2405FPW to mount an ST2420L or similar, recent monitor, or anything similar?  Or would be interested in taking on the project?  Thanks for any help or ideas. Regards, Jim Crutchfield Long Island City, NY

Topic by jdcrutch 


THREE-DEE VIDEO from multiple lcd panels.

This morning I was watching television and thought to myself, "Wouldn't Good Morning America be so much interesting in three dimensions? This got me thinking, and I came to this idea: what would happen if you dissected a bunch of lcd monitors, removed the backlights, and stacked them. Then, you plug all of the screens into a processor that generates an image for each screen, and have a powerful backlight to illuminate these screens. I know that it is quite a stretch, but if one could work around issues such as the amount of heat produced and the cost of production, I think this could work. I think the best bet for input would be using RGB or CKMY on multiple panels, but I am not an expert in optics or any of that. So basically, this is an outline of what would need to happen, as far as I can tell: 1. A group of LCD panels that, when in a cascade formation and are fed sufficient data, produce a three-dimensional image 2. A bright backlight that is capable of illuminating said LCD group 3. A video processor capable of sending multiple signals to the screens that would produce a three dimensional image (as stated in point 1) 4. A cooling system to maintain component functionality 5. A benefactor or deep pockets 6. Lots of spare time If you have any ideas, please add them, I'd love to hear from the Instructables community.

Topic by student.mckinney   |  last reply


Slide up /down wall mount for flat monitor/tv

Hello fellow builders! Title says it all. I would like to build something like this project: https://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Lift-Cabinet-in-under-three-hours/ but without the motor and closet.  I would like to attach a monitor to a metal plate (or rails). This plate has to be attached to a wall and be able to slide up/down that wall vertically. I will manually pull it upwards (weight monitor is 10 pounds max) or push it downwards. And it has 'stay' in the position I pulled it up to, but sliding up/downwards has to be easy. But there's one catch: I do not want to see rail's or something on the wall ABOVE the monitor when it is in its downwards position. Also it would be nice if it was as sleek as possible. Does somebody know what kind of sliding mechanism I could make/buy that could be suitable for this task? I've done a lot of asking/searching but no one seems to have any usable tips! Many thanks!

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Broken rice cooker: what is wrong with it and what is the flat thing?

We've had our second rice cooker fail (this Black&Decker; rice cooker replaced an Aroma rice cooker which failed). What happened was it started to stink and didn't cook well, then finally the thermal cutoff inside failed. I've already had the exact same problem with the previous Aroma rice cooker... let me explain: In that Aroma Rice cooker which failed, I replaced the thermal cutoff with a direct connection and it worked! Well sort of... It actually overheated all the time, but didn't heat the food very much. Inside the connections I had made were melting/burning and it was always stinking, so of course we did not use it anymore. So this means there was something else wrong with that rice cooker. It overheated for a reason, and removing the overheat protection caused it to overheat. Rice cookers are very simple, so I have no idea what the problem was (and is). The only suspect is some weird rectangular thing i've seen, where two wires go in; one to the switch and the other to the element. So with this Black & Decker rice cooker, which has been working for quite a while (maybe a year or two), it finally failed by overheating the same way the old rice cooker did when I removed the overheat protection. It stunk a bit and didn't heat up well, then the thermal cutoff broke and it became dead. Replacing the thermal cutoff won't fix it because it would just overheat again. So what is wrong? Is it that rectangular thing? I opened the rectangular thing... inside there is a sandwich of materials and a wire... The first layer is the top metal cover which covers it up (and also always becomes rusty). The second layer is a thin papery insulator (or I think it is). The third layer is the same kind of insulator, but cut and it has a thin wire wrapped around it connected to the two wires going to the whole thing. The fourth layer is another insulator like the second. And the fifth layer is the metal frame which all the previous layers sits into, and the frame is bent around them to hold it together, and it has a screwhole to attach it. What is this thing? Is it some resistor? Does it increase resistance as it heats up, to regulate the temperature? And could this be what failed?

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