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In a fast-approaching update to Instructables, we are planning to add zipcode information to profile pages and Instructables. With this information, you'll be able to find Instructables or community members that are nearby. You can already do a limited location-based search using our "location" information (see who's near our control tower in Alameda, for example), but zipcode or postal code will make this better, more accurate, and easier to place on an interactive map. We're announcing this ahead of the release so you can add your zipcode in, or remove it if that's your choice, before anything goes live. Make changes here:https://www.instructables.com/account/settings?modify=PERSONA
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
Hi everyone i have been wanting to make a geodesic dome for a while now and i dont want to spend money ond conduiting which looks easy to do and all the angles associated with timber domes seem over complicated so i thought that pvc/ plastic pipe might be cheap enough though i find the hubs extremly expensive so i thought up a design that is in between almost all homemade hubs. the center of the hub is circulat like the pic and the bolts potrude at all apropriate angles then on the bolts is a rubber sleeve that snuggly fits into the inside diameter of the tube you are using then when you tighten the bolt the rubber is squished and pushes outwared on the tube so the hub stays on the tube just thinking that someone here might be able to improve the desighn and or make it. thanks for your ideas.
Topic by Slicerr2 | last reply
At first the fan would go on and off now and then if i hit a speed bump or a mud puddle. if it wouldnt come back on i could open my hood and slam it back down and the fan would start. now my fan quit working all together. i have tried to look for loose wires under the glove box and to check fuzes. i checked the fuzes under the hood and when i was looking under the glovebox (as well as possible) i noticed 2 more fuzes. do u think this is a loose wire or fuze problem or a burnt heater. whats the best way to get to the heater fan. and where is the fuze located
Question by robinreise | last reply
Perhaps you've seen the Citroen transformer commercials like this one: In the March 2007 issue of Wired, a real-life Citroen transformer, built by Amorphic Robot Works with help from Squid Labs (particularly Corwin and Geo), got a nice, one-page writeup. I've included the page here, and you can also check out some more pictures here. I remember Corwin and Geo sweating quite a few bullets as they painstakingly took the initial idea, put it into CAD, animated it, checked for collisions, and finally did a safety analysis all on a tight deadline.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
Building a geo cache, i am looking at using a key pad to unlock a box but im not going to pay over a hundered dollars to put outside , is their any thing like this that can be made from a board and electonics with batteries or something of the sorts thanks
Topic by gadget1961
I recently discovered Google's 'Trends' service (slow, I know). I put in a few Instructables related queries, here are links to the results: http://google.com/trends?q=instructables http://google.com/trends?q=instructables.com&ctab;=0&geo;=all&date;=all Any comments?
Topic by DELETED_zoltzerino
Hi, I have been trying to download the halloween make up ebook and get this error.:- AccessDeniedAccess Denied1255728ACB601357b+0wHE3R/m7dTbNsDJnpixLcx565TdG0AKfrPRpkozKJ6qrz0NZkPJApzuTQCVkA I tried other ebooks of interest and they all download perfectly Anyone else having problems or better yet have a solution? Thank
Topic by Y-Geo | last reply
Hello I guess i'm not the only one here who likes graphs and data. But If I compare the view count on an instructable and compare it with the stats view. The values don't match up not even close. For the screenshots please check this link because I've trouble uploading the pictures. http://imgur.com/a/YeZAA
Topic by geo bruce | last reply
Plans? Ideas? Instructables? Bullets, ammo, makeshift guns, what are your plans? Hygiene, Food, escape routes? Can you suggest guns (THAT YOU HAVE USED!!!)? Here are my plans... Im saving money for a Walther P22, possibly buy a silencer, (They are illegal to use in my state, I belive not to own one.) I will be stock piling ammo for a 20 gauge scattergun, .357 rounds, .38 special rounds, .22 rifle rounds, plan on buying a cheap .223 rifle for picking them off. Also buying sights and scopes for a 20 gauge shotgun, a .22 long rifle, and a .357 magnum. Whenever my brother or parents drive me around places, I look for friends houses, some who have guns, Ideas to signal that im human, geographically and easily defendable homes and areas. I look for random scrap wood and metal, and I try to find out who will be able to take the stress. I try to meet people in my area. Still in the process of stock piling water, and getting those canned peaches I love so much. Im saving wood pieces, trying to find heavy sheet metal, just as gadget-evilusions said. I have actually begun to devise gadgets, weapons, landmines, makeshift munitions, ammunition, and other anti-zombie things. Plans on quick-welding lawnmowers to the front of a car, 2x4 plus nai equals effective weapons, chemical warfare angainst the Brooks zombie, and others. One of my main projects is printing and laminating topographical maps from google maps and applying section numbers to them. I have told my friends when the day comes, Ill be knocking on your door to save your butt. Im planning escaoe routes, and am in the process of building a two person raft. Pyrotechnics for signaling and otherwise are in effect. Everyone, get ready for Z-Day, and please, tip the chef! (Beacause, you know, chefs have big knives...) ~RoAr
Question by PKTraceur | last reply
Im about to buy my first car. It's come down to 3 '90s cars: Ford Aspire, Dodge Spirit, & a Geo Storm. Which is best?
I just need to get around town and (being a college student) go home once in a while to visit my family. They're all in fairly good shape and pretty ugly.
Question by monkeywhale | last reply
Hey, I've been sober for over a year edge for 6 months or so. I'm typically Posi most of the time but not all the time haha. Realized there wasn't a thread on this so I started one. Just wondering how many people on this site are Straight Edge? Posi or otherwise. Feel free to question me or argue about it with me. Here's a wiki if you didn't know Here's a Nat. Geo. that sums it up pretty good
Topic by TheCheese9921 | last reply
Why I did this project? A friend of me who's really passionate about photography showed me some high speed photography examples. And how expensive the equipment you need is. I said there must be a DIY solution for that and I started tinkering. Now it's finished I'm amazed by the results I get from it. https://www.instructables.com/id/High-Speed-Photography-1/
Topic by geo bruce
I'm using chrome on a windows 7 64bit. When I try to upload images and click the "choose files" button nothing happens or opens. Then if i try to use "the old uploader": I can select images I can click upload after upload I get an empty upload view and no uploaded pictures because I couldn't upload pictures I've uploaded them to imgur. I have this problem also when I want to upload a new profile picture. http://imgur.com/a/hDwpC
Topic by geo bruce | last reply
You've heard of geo-thermal energy, but what about homeo-thermal energy? I know I sure haven't, mostly because I just made up that word :) Bad portmanteaus aside, what do you guys think of this concept? Running or charging things using the body heat you generate throughout the day and especially during the night. I'm not sure how plausible it actually is, or how efficient it is, but I thought it'd be a nice project to start working on and wanted to know what you guys think of it. Is it worth-while? Too complicated? Not scientific enough? I'm interested in your feedback! :)
Topic by kenizl86 | last reply
Arduino Jam was an 48 hour event held at the timelab in Ghent, Belgium. 18 jammers started friday the 3th of february with a brainstorm session. The only restriction they had is that the projects needed to be powered by Arduino. 7 projects emerged from their brains. They teamed up and started on their projects to make their ideas come true. Here is an overview of the projects: - #1: Xtreme Buzzwire-4-2 article on hackaday - Reversed geo cache with only direction no distance. - Nipkow pong & RGBCMY resolution test & 16 million color nipkowduino - Kinect face follower - Duck n jump Tv out game - Bleeber - A physical layer between data and action - Capgemini sound to light modulator Thanks for our Sponsor who made this Jam possible:
Topic by cinezaster | last reply
Want to convert your car to all-electric on the cheap? Check out bennelson's awesome Instructable, Build your own Electric Car! Ben walks you through the steps of converting a Geo Metro (purchase price $500, gas-requiring parts sold for $550) to run on a forklift motor and 6 12V batteries. According to his calculations, the car gets the equivalent of about 130 mpg. Not bad for an entirely self-taught mechanic! Check out the video of his converted Metro going up hills: Sounds easy, right? So when are you planning to convert your car or truck? This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.
Topic by canida | last reply
A Japanese man called Jun Brick has finished building a 1:40 scale replica model of the Japanese battleship "Yamato" .. out of LEGOOver 100,000 LEGO bricks were used in the construction !Back in 2007 Jun Brick posted photos showing the construction so i can only assume it took over 3 years to build.Photos of the construction and loads of the finished ship can be found on his Geo Cities page(Which is in Japanese so i cant read it :S)Below are a selection of the most impressive photos.Video is not all still images, it has some great panoramic views and walkarounds Via Wired
Topic by =SMART= | last reply
I've had an ipod touch for a little over a year now and the left headphone output is no longer audible. I believe that it is due to a loose or slightly bent contact inside of my iPod, because if i wiggle my headphone connector in the iPod's female audio jack the left side audio will turn on and off. I have contacted Apple about the iPod (no longer under warranty) and have been told that the cases for iPod touches are crimped together, and so there is no way for them to open the iPod and replace the port. Any suggestions as to how i could fix my problem? I've been thinking of using a dental tool to pull the contact that is causing me issues outwards, but decided i would ask around before potentially worsening my port. Thanks! -Geo
Question by geo526468 | last reply
Have some SketchUp skills or at least have a good eye for a bridge? Then check out this SketchUp contest where you need to submit a killer bridge design that's open to students and top prizes are $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000.Don't worry about knowing how to use SketchUp. It's easy to learn if you follow the tutorials. Are you in awe of the engineering that goes into designing a bridge? Do you have a favorite local, famous, or historical bridge you'd like to see in Google Earth? Now you have a chance to show off your modeling skills and make that dream a reality by entering the Google SketchUp International 2009 Student Bridge Modeling Competition. Simply model the bridges of your choice in Google SketchUp, geo-reference them in Google Earth and submit them by uploading to the Google 3D Warehouse to earn lasting online glory and, for the winners, a handsome prize. Link via Make blog
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Reading up a bit, I came across www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/2577277.htm this, and thought I would like to try do something like that, but a spider. It's a "robo roach", a RObotic Autonomous Crawling Hexapod, or ROACH. Bio mimicry is starting to become a leading factor in robots for use in the field. Biomimicry itself is quite amazing the way it uses what works in nature to, well, work! Although there's something interesting about this cockroach, by the way it's made. It uses a simple bi-axial movement principal to keep things simple and cheap. They have a download link for the episode, just go to mpegmedia.abc.net.au/tv/geo/catalyst/catalyst_2009_ep14.wmv and zoom forward to 12:25 and watch it. I'd recommend it, it's quite interesting. Would any one have any information about this? I'd love to try make a robot that's based on an animal, preferably small, but there aren't many details any where. I'd like to hear your ideas about this biomimicry, what would you make and what would you use it for?
Topic by Kryptonite | last reply
Instructables just received some beta Eye-fi Eye-Film cards. These amazing little devices are SD-memory-card-shaped packages that go in your camera and wirelessly upload images. Right now, the awesome people at Eye-fi have a few of the major photo-sharing and photo-storing sites integrated with their service.I took a picture of numberandom in the shop, and before I got back to my computer, the image had been uploaded here to my Flickr account, geo tagged, and placed on a map. Holy cow that's awesome! Now, I will admit that right now the integration with Instructables is quite lacking (I had to download the image in this post from Flickr and reupload it to Instructables!). However, I'm sure everyone can see the direction this wonderful piece of hardware moves us in -- one step closer to the Memex! "One can now picture a future investigator in his laboratory. His hands are free, and he is not anchored. As he moves about and observes, he photographs and comments." More here and here.In the near future, you'll be able to just take pictures and have them automatically appear on the web ready for use. Anyone remember developing film pictures (and maybe scanning them)? Hopefully, uploading will soon go the same way. We have three of these that we're giving away as Grand Prizes for the Thanksgiving contest. So, if you want to take your documenting and picture taking to the next level, you'll really need to take Thanksgiving to the next level.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
How to Build "The Extra Investigator" aka "The Ed Box" Device. Will be featured on new Amazon Prime show. Will Pay for Build!!
Hey Im looking for someone that can help me build an older paranormal device called "The Extra Investigator" aka "The Ed Box". I can't find the right build for it ANYWHERE and only have one pic and the device details, this device is not used by "television paranormal investigators" any longer so its impossible to find any for sale or even other pics of this devices other than the one posted below... it has EMF detection, IR detection and detects "physical events', which i don't understand (BS basically) but it basically is an EMF detector that connects to the compass and points to the em field. Also, Im not sure how the IR detection is utilized. I have not seen this device in action, so this is what i'm assuming because of other gadgets with similar applications. I have found ways to build an EMF detector and an IR detector, I also have tons of parts, bread-boards.. everything needed for the build (have the enclosure and compass on the way via mail) but I need guidance in the build or it built for me. I understand that most serious builders don't believe in the applications of these devices but this is for a serious project and want to show this device on an episode of our new show, also they (the builder/helper) would get a shout out on an up-coming Amazon Prime show, along with payment for the labor and any parts i cant supply (paranormal engineering position for our team may open up if things work out. We are searching for a smaller company/engineer). But! ANY help would be appreciated! No need to make jokes and point out what i've obviously stated, if you cant or don't want to help, pls keep your negative comments to yourself. This device is also going to be a teaching tool for kids ages 12-16 who are interested in the paranormal and want to learn the basics. I wanted to show them some devices they wont see on TV. I'm under no illusions that these devices are 100 percent accurate and will not waste time with non-believers. This is a business situation, the build shouldn't matter. Thanks science peers
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