Garage plates water damage; need refresher course on plate raising with threaded rod & concrete.
Question by WendellB8 | last reply
What is with the new E-mail form i get when I want to send something to someone? I can't get it to work with the computer at the library. Why change? It was so easy to use. I'm not happy with what is happening to this site. All the new and improved things take longer and navigating is harder too.
Topic by rookie1 | last reply
hey guys ive been reading a lot lately about vacuum forming and homemade vacuum forming machines (kudos to everyone who has made one by the way, theyre awesome), because i want to start early on my halloween costume this year and after some research i found vacuum forming would be the best way to make my costume. so my question for you guys: what do i make the molds out of? unfortunately, everywhere ive looked, there hasnt been a real detailed description of how to make the molds for the parts, its usually more along the lines of "now put your molds on the platen and place the heated plastic. . ." without describing how aforementioned molds came into existence. thanks a ton in advance!
Topic by puno | last reply
He folks I have a problem I am trying to send data with my arduino via a hc-06 bluetooth module to my pc and display the data with visal forms, my problem is how do I get the data into Visual studio/forms? the data is a 10 cell integer array wich should be displayed as 10 textboxes. or is there a better software to create a GUI thank you in advance
Topic by Red-Fox | last reply
Hey folks I hav a problem: I am trying to make a GUI in visual forms which displays Data received from an Arduino via Arduino sent with a HC-06 Blutooth module, the data is a 10 cell integer array which should be displayed in 10 textboxes. my problem is how do I retrieve the data from the computer's bluetooth in Visual Forms/Studio. thank you for your help
Topic by Red-Fox | last reply
Hello Friends, I am looking for someone who is willing to vacuum form (2) antique headlight buckets for a lighting project. I have the bezel I need "copied" and would like it done in 1/4" material. The headlight bezel is approximately 12" tall and 8" wide and is kinda egg shaped. I cannot seem to locate a local business willing to do this, so I am reaching out to the community to do this. I am in Durham, NC. Thank anyone offering their service, Steve Rogers
Topic by Creative Asylum
Hi! I am planning to build a vacuum forming machine that does not use a seperate oven to heat the plastic. For my 3D printing hobby I have come across many heated beds, also some on 230v. Could something like this (https://www.ebay.com/itm/30X30CM-750W-220V-Silicone-Heater-3D-Printer-Heated-Bed-Pad-30cm-Thermistor/401257671771?hash=item5d6cd22c5b:g:iVEAAOSwx6pYrp70) with a heat sink be used for such an application? Thanks!
Topic by ttreurniet | last reply
Exactly what is says in the title. I have twice recently left a comment with a link attached to text, only for the link not to work*. The text goes orange, but nothing happens when you click on it. The comments I left were here and here. Links as text, just in case: https://www.instructables.com/id/TIG-Welded-Steel-Vase/ https://www.instructables.com/community/DAILY-VIEWS-UPDATER/?comments=all#CC1EGT8ICRXR5X8 (*Was that a sentence? I think it was a sentence, but it doesn't feel like a sentence...)
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
So i looked at the Luchador Mask, made from re-cycled shoes and caught myself considering the issue of a steel helmet. It'd be tricky for me to pull it off, of course, but i reckon i could.Same with the lost-wax casting i promised ages ago, and didn't get round to.I DO plan to do both of them some day, and the skittles gun, too....But anyway, who else has mooted instructables to publish, only to skip out at the last moment? Who's got what planned?I appreciate the need of some people to keep things secret, if they've got new and revolutionary projects, by the way, but i'm still asking.
Topic by Vendigroth | last reply
I have an electric circuit of a generator and a lamp with files I want to know what are the components necessary to control this circuit remotely
Question by makof | last reply
I like to keep track of my data re: all the instructables that I have done, and have all the data viewable in one place....would be interesting to see others, as well, but that may not be a viable function. Privacy issues, etc....Ideally, by clicking on "you", profile, etc., there could be a "statistics form", written in Excel, or such, with all this data and more...Barring this, and it would be a lot of programming work, is there a way you could simply but the total number of views, for all instructables, to date, under "stats" on the "info" sheet that appears next to an instructable that you are viewing? I have included pictures of a form that I put in use to do this very thing. Something similar, perhaps? Thanks. Cman
Question by Creativeman | last reply
A recent recall to an old BBC thread (which has been running for six years!) reminded me that some people here like Haiku.You don't know haiku?A simple form of poemOf ancient Japan.First, five syllables,Then seven, then five againIn only three lines.There are variations on the theme (a personal favourite is the SciFaiku ), so I thought, why not start a new form - the Mak-u.Try and stick to the three lines/17 syllable format, but with allowances for creativity (as per SciFaiku), and each one to include a reference, however obscure or vague, to the making process (tools, ways of making things...).Birth of an art-form,Copyleft and open-source,On Instructables.Have a go, see what you can do.The old and the young,Together, fixing the worldWith a hot-glue gun
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Instructables is very pleased to announce that we've formed a partnership with IKEA Hacker. Jules, who runs IKEA Hacker, is a new member of the site, and I expect we'll see great things of her and the IKEA Hacker community.This is a great chance for Instructables users to gain even more exposure, and for IKEA Hackers everywhere to show the world how they do things. (IKEA-esque stick figure drawing encouraged, but by no means required.) Every Instructable added to the IKEA Hacks group will be syndicated to IKEA Hacker.Please extend the IKEA Hacker folks a warm welcome to the site.
Topic by jeffreyf | last reply
I'm trying to do a project benefitting a local library in reading children's books and having them recorded onto CD's as audiobooks. Is it legal to record an audiobook yourself? Do I need to obtain the permission of the writers to do this? If you could cite your sources (just a link) that would be great because I have to submit this to the County Board for approval.
Question by cdubnbird | last reply
I`m making a dac+amp with usb input and headphone out. I`m powering it from USB. The USB controller and the DAC uses 5v and 3.3V, but the opamp(LM4562) uses +-5v. How could I get this differential voltage form the 5V of the USB, even if i get less current. If you can give me a good IC, it would be great, but if you can give me even a schematic (+IC) would be awesome.
Question by fmada | last reply
I want to charge a capacitor bank of 450 volts, 4000-6000 uf. With dc. I have these ideas to charge it: Cockcroft walton Flyback What is the best way to charge it, i want that the charge time be like 2-10seconds Thanks
Question by Kurt Gerhard | last reply
Looking for any information about the Free 3D prints offered during the Make It Real Challenge. Its been over 3 months since the challenge closed out and i've yet to hear anything regarding the 2 free prints i won. I've left a comment on the thread that offered the prints, and i've sent messages to know admins and to the firstname.lastname@example.org email. Can anyone give me any information on the status of the prints from the Make It Real Challenge?
Topic by mpilchfamily | last reply
I know it has been discussed a few times but I still have problems answering questions in the forum. Right now the post button did not do anything for about about 3 minutes. Of course I pressed it again a few times only to be greated later with a list of back end errors. I do understand that server works, updates and so on can cause delays or other problems to the user but the current state is far from being any good to a user outside the US. There is no way of knowing when server works are happening and a simple "backend error" does not cover it. Either block posting during server works completely and show a corresponding message like done in most other forums or at least give the user a meaningful error message in a good time so he knows what is going on. It is not nice to constantly delete double postings or see backend errors for no good reason. Same for posting a new topic: nothing happens for ages and finally you see a useless error or just a blank white page. Please fix it one way or the other as I doubt I'm alone with the problem. Thanks!
Topic by Downunder35m
Hello! :) I am hoping someone can help me. I carve faux claws, fangs,and bone rings. There are times I wish I could soften the bone, as when carving a claw from a rib bone, It would be nicer if I could remove the marrow , soften the bone and bring the 2 curved ends together, or when making rings using sections cut from a thigh bone, I end up with piece's that are odd shaped and too thin walled to carve out room for a finger. If I could find a way to soften the bone i could squeeze the bone some to get a usable round shape ,(after bracing and letting dry.), and I would have more usable maternal I remember when I was growing up, we were up in the villages and a VISTA volunteer came for the summer. He had in his room a bone in a bottle, not soft, but hard , no cuts in the bottle . Us kids tried to figure out how he got it in there as the bone was a little bigger than the opening. Before he left he finally told us he had soaked the bone so it was pliable and able to fit through the smaller opening, once inside it went back to it's shape and dried hard again. For the life of me I can't remember what it was he soaked it in. If anyone knows, or has a idea , it would be greatly appreciated if you would let me know. Have a great day, or night ( I know I spend hours here when I can't sleep and am "Night owling". lol ). I love this place!! :) :) Leo4613 :)
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Question by ikeike40 | last reply
I was just wondering if anybody would want to form a Halo Reach Clan specifically for instructable members? It would be pretty cool! Comment below if you want to! :) GamerTag: BL4EST
Topic by MackeFeet
I am geting out of school and i have no computer.
Question by yo man | last reply
I just want to know the values of 8k2, 2k2, 1k5 and 560R and what type of coding method it is?
Question by acs1956 | last reply
so i recently found some instructables telling me i could get free samples from electronic companies. but you have to fill out a form. which i dont know how to do. which i know sounds realllly stupid. it asks for things like job title, company,application, project name and so on. could someone please help me on this?
Question by andyweigl | last reply
I would like to host a personal weapons contest at some point in the future. Will i be able to post information about the contest as an instructable or will i have to have it a a comment on the contests page?
Question by DIYWEAPONS | last reply
Hi, I have already contacted instructables about these issues last week and they are trying to fix them however I am hoping in the mean time some past contest winners and other members could help me with my issues with signing the document 'Winners declaration and release' sent to me by email using DocuSign after I recently won a contest. The first problem that I am having is that the document requires two separate different signatures, mine (the winner) and my parent/guardian's (required because I am under 18 years old) however the DocuSign interface will only let me sign the same signature in both locations however this is not what is requested by the form, I am not even sure if it is even possible to sign two separate different signatures on the same form using the DocuSign interface. The second issue is that my SSN number is requested on the form but as I'm not from America so I do not have an SSN number, fortunately in the email that I got with the link to sign this form I was told that 'if international, enter all 0 for SSN' so I attempted this but this SSN (000-00-0000) was 'invalid' and would not be accepted by DocuSign, after experimenting I discovered that the each 'segment' of the SSN must have a value greater than 0 for it to be valid and accepted by DocuSign meaning that the SSN 001-01-0001 was accepted but as I am international I have to 'enter all 0 for SSN' but as I've just demonstrated this is 'invalid' so I cannot complete this form for this reason as well. If anyone else could assist on these issues I will be very grateful, thanks, Alex Maund EDIT: after receiving a third reminder to sign the form by autodesk, I have got impatient and submitted the form with the same signature (my parent's) in both places as this is the only option that I can do and there have been no visible signs of progress with the fixing of the mentioned issues in over a week so I hope that the form I have submitted is OK and valid as this is the best I can do. I managed to get the SSN 000-00-0000 accepted when I opened the document used my iPad and the IOS version of DocuSign's website.
Topic by Maundy | last reply
I am looking for a extremely small arduino board close to this one that I have.-> www.anatools.com/anarduino-kit/ I want a smaller form factor and I dont need need the serial headers, or even the extended sides as I can solder strait to the headers. I tried making my own board using eagle, and diptrace but I am running into alot of issues making it so compact. I was wondering if anyone has already made a board and have to eagle files, or know of any eagle files that I can have so I can etch my own board. Any help would be great! Thanks!
Question by newrev426 | last reply
Members of my knex tournament: please give a link to me .ENTRIES
Topic by builder968 | last reply
I see woven or braided fiberglass (in tube, rope, sheet, band) for use as 1) a seal where the seal is going to be exposed to high temperature (eg: stove door gasket); 2) for use as a thermal guard (eg: tubing around electrical wire); 3) and then used for it's' strength in resin impregnated sheet (egs: roof sheeting; mould making; boat building). My question is whether there's any difference between the fiberglass fabrics available for thermal and resinous uses? Are they interchangable? Fiberglass is fiberglass no?
Question by balisticsquirel | last reply
I've been working on my understanding of electricity. So I am a little ignorant on the subject. From what I've read, there are 3 fundamental ways energy is consumed in a circuit: resistance (R), capacitance (C), and inductance (L). But that's just the terminology, right? Energy is never consumed, it's transformed. So resistance primarily creates heat. Inductance primarily creates magnetism or a magnetic field. Capacitance??? Capacitance transforms electrical energy into what other form of energy?
Question by Vorenus | last reply
So i wrote an i'ble, clicked publish, enter keyword, select category ("Audio" under "Technology"). leave anything else in their default state and click "Yes, publish my instructable!" button. the error pops up, stating "Please select a category before publishing!" and I thought "wait, i selected one!" so i refreshed the page, repeated the process again, and get the same error. I tried a few more times, but all I got is the same error. Note: i'm using chrome 9.0.597.98 and i'm in thailand so my english wasn't that good.
Topic by patt39 | last reply
I am looking to build an LED light that can be powered directly by a 12v source or use an internal battery. I expect that the fixture form factor will be about 4" in length by 2" to 2.5" in width and no more than 3/4" in depth. Internally, it needs to fit two LED units (each draws 0.1-0.2amps and only one would be on at a time) that are 1"x1"x5/8" each, the inside component of a single pole double throw waterproof switch and the remaining space for batteries. I would like to fit the maximum amount of available capacity as possible in as small a space as possible. I am looking for battery suggestions - small form factor, 12v, preferably available via a regular source (i.e. don't have to be special ordered from China), low self-discharge rate, ability to withstand temperature extremes (specifically 120F-140F degree heat). I'll consider wiring up batteries in parallel and serial to get the charge depth and the proper voltage. Any thoughts? I looked at A23 12v batteries and 2CR-1/3N 6v batteries (wire in serial) but I'd like to find something with more available capacity. Also, I'd prefer a non-toxic battery, but will consider lithium, and the ability to be recharged would be a big bonus. I'm guessing there's nothing out there that would give me enough life to be happy, but I thought I'd ask. Thanks!
Question by kcls | last reply
Here's a pdf of an in depth tutorial on high quality, cheap screen printing. I couldn't post it as an instructable so I was told to post it here. Check it out: (the pdf below)
Topic by humanpoweredprinter | last reply
I just saw an awesome list of homemade instrument Instructables on a music blog called Terrible Love Songs - check it out! I've been in a couple of bands and have always tinkered with the idea of making my own instruments. Unfortunately they have never held together for long enough to take photos of (that's the bands and the instruments).Here are 6 instruments that don't look impossible to make and could start you off on your journey to discover the talent within.A Rule Organ"Hold the rule to the desk as tightly as possible to produce the best audio fidelity (read: twang) possible."Miniature Washtub Bass Made From Office Supplies"This is a great time killer and will probably annoy your co-workers (unless they've already made one themselves!)"Lap Steel Guitar out of a Pool Cue Case"string her up and plug her in! You'll need to play her using a guitar slide, or, to complete that bar room blues look, a shot glass."Cookie Tin Tambourine (Good name for a band)"Just find someone to join you in eating the cookies and emptying the bottles and it will be a very enjoyable evening."Horn From A Drinking Straw"The sounds produced range from a duck call to a flagulent."Cookie Tin Banjo"These banjos are fretless. I was surprised how easy they were to play."How To Write A Song"Even if the world doesn't get to hear it, you'll know that you did good work, and that's fulfilling enough to be well worth the attempt. Right?"How To Rap"like snoop dawg lol so to rap you need little diction and not a lot of pronunciation"Now you have no excuses. If you do manage to become famous (or not), please remember where you came from and post a video in the comments box.
Topic by canida
Whats is the full form of VKD, VDL, VKR in PVC Valves.
Topic by rajkw | last reply
I need help selecting a type of heat-forming plastic. Can any plastic experts offer advice? I'm nearing the end of the design phase of a project, and I need some help selecting the right material with which to make it. I'll essentially be building a solid, 3-dimensional form by setting a plastic sheet over the form and hitting the plastic with a heat gun, and then trimming. Are there any plastics that would "droop" onto the form when heated, but stiffen up again properly when they re-cooled? A pliable, but still fairly rigid plastic that resembles the stuff those cheap black plastic oil receivers are made out of would be ideal. If this type of plastic exists, where would I get it? Also, what thickness would be best? I would like it to be as thin as possible, but still function as described above. I have looked into vacuum forming, and while AMAZING, it is too expensive/difficult for my purposes. Any advice??
Question by LeilahB | last reply