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What is a way to make your room look really pretty? Answered

I have to clean it, but I'm tired of the same stuff. Are there any decoration ideas that could be used for organizing my bits and bobs? My room is violet, with green and white accents. Thanks!

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What's a good wall color for a room with dark green carpet?

Currently the walls and ceilings are white, and the carpet as stated is dark green. It feels very cold in that room. It is northeast facing. Photo is of shoes on the carpet in this room.

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Can plants be grown by using only water vapor, no soil either? the thing is to limit the weight to the plant alone.?

To create a system of plants and greenery, which is useful and productive, not just decorative, but which has limited weight. this would allow for various levels of plants needing only wire supports, increasing the effective production over a given area.

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Reusable Invitations.(Especially for Indians)

At least in India, people generally print around 100 to 2000 invitations for marriages or such ceremonies. This is usually a simple sheet or a single fold sheet like that of greeting card. Guadier ones can have more folds. The front of the folded sheet usually has a Image of a God and OR or a simple painting of a marriage parade. On the Inside are a tonne of details. (The bride, the groom, the Venue, the date, Timings, a small list of well wishers, etc.And after all this, the only use of this beautiful piece of art made of cards made out of wood /bamboo are wasted the day the ceremony commences and ends. My idea is that making them into usable items during production itself would be a great idea . Think of it . Invitations that expand to become a tabletop foldable calendar, with the back of the invitation having (Even the ceremony could be marked nicely).. An empty slot which can be used to turn it into a photo decorator/fantasyfier..Those are the two ideas I can come up right now. If you can come up with more, please do post.

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Christmas Outdoor Lights

Trying to avoid electricity as much as possible.  Haven't found a phosphorous type solution with a long enough life to make it practical.  Have I missed a paint or light that last?  Other ideas?

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Ideas for a Nature/Jungle style bedroom?

Hello everyone, I'm getting a new bedroom and i'm looking for ideas on how to decorate it. The walls are light green and i really like a Nature/Jungle type of style. I also like the use of bamboo, wood, and big natural rocks and stones. A bit like this: http://dornob.com/magic-mushroom-private-retro-rustic-mountain-lodge/?ref=search But with some more plants and green colours. I'd like ideas on wall decorations, lamps, desks, beds or anything else you can think of. I'm also a bit of a geek, so natural or jungle themed speakers, or other computer accessories would look awesome. It's not gonna be a kid's bedroom, so keep that in mind Let your mind go wild!

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My parents have a ton of Christmas lights! What should I do with them? Answered

Went exploring in my parent's crawl space digging for Christmas decorations. They have a pre-lighted tree, and only ever use the same lights outside. I've found a bunch of working christmas lights ranging from multi-colored, to those giant bulbs. Any ideas on what I could do with them besides just tossing them all away?

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Ceiling art made from beetle shells

In Most European palaces and castles, it is common to find the ceilings decorated with ornate gilded woodwork and elaborate frescoes. In Brussels, Belgium, one particular hall in the Royal Palace has a very peculiar ceiling that is decorated with very strange items. The hall's ceiling, which has remained unfinished since 1909, was redecorated by the contemporary Belgian artist Jan Fabre. Fabre was inspired by Sternocera aequisignata, a type of jewel beetle of the Buprestidae family, which has a shimmering green iridescent shell. Fabre and 30 other diligent artist armed with a truck-full of beetle shells and glue, transformed the empty ceiling into one bejeweled with a sea of swirling and twinkling green. The team also went to work on the center chandelier in the hall, turning it from gilded gold to sparkling green. As one gazes up at the masterpiece from the floor, the whole mass of shells appears to move as the light reflects from different angles.Jan Fabre calls the the ceiling Heaven of Delight, as a reference to ''The Garden of Earthly Delights'' by early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch ( a personal favorite of mine). The green shells do indeed add a great amount of energy to the once bland and vacant hall. 1.6 million beetle shells were used. The beetles, which are wood-boring and are mostly considered a pest, appears abundantly in India, Thailand, and Vietnam. They are sometimes cooked and eaten, however their beautiful shells are discarded.LinkTranslated Original

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Teen Guy Bed Room Ideas-No Sport?

Hi, I am 13 and I am wondering how to decorate my bedroom?? I have a rectangular room with all doors and wardrobe at one end, and grey/purpkleish walls with a eggplant feature wall. Beige non-replacble curtains. I have a massive metal 4 poster bed crazy thing. Which I LOVE! What shall I do? I also have a white/green retro dresser and dressing table, and some small wooden filing cabnets. I like the late 50's and early 60's. And pugs, definatly pugs. But, as I am in Australia there is no Wallmart or macys for me. But we DO have target! I am intrested in making 2 'zones' in my room. bedroom down the doorend, and longue(????????????/) down the other? What should I do??? Thanks

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LED Snake

I made a new Instructables, my 4. Its called the LED Snake . Its made up of lot and lots and lots of LEDs in different colors, red, green and yellow. It can serve as any kind of decoration, or you can attach it to your car or bike and lots more.The LED Snake can be modified and hacked to blink , fade ... The lenght of the LED Snake is up to you, mine is 1m long! You can make this project under $ 10!To see how it is made and how you can make ti visit the instructables!https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Snake/

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Craftster Contest with Instructables Prizes!

Craftster is running a contest with prizes we provided for them! You should check it out, but here are the basic guidelines for entering: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is New Year, New Uses!  Your challenge this month is to bring new life to an old object in your home.  The object could be a houseware piece, an item of clothing, home decor... anything you choose!  Your repurposing should transform the object into something entirely new and unexpected.  Perhaps you'll finally get to make a lamp out of that vintage, avocado green blender you've been hoarding all these years. Who is part of Craftster and is going to enter?!?

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Help with simple power circuit Answered

Really quick, I have a REALLY SIMPLE circuit I'm building for halloween decorations that looks like this: http://imgur.com/dkU3LbT Basically there are 6-7 Lasers that draw 3V at 250-300mA. The most practical power supply I could think of is a 5V 2.1A iPad power adapter, with a usb cable with the leads exposed. I forgot the basics of electronics... What positioning of what rated resistors are to be used? Did I make a mistake in the basic setup? THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP **EDIT: I suppose I should clarify. These 'lasers' are actually fully built with the drivers inside. Specifically they are those cheapie 5mw green pens.

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(newsletter) Pallet Playhouse, Solar-Powered Coffee Cup, Creature Scarf

Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech It's beginning to look like make-mas! There are only two weekends left to make holiday decorations, food, and gifts for friends and family. Have fun finishing your projects, and don't forget to take pictures to enter our awesome holiday contests. Gifts and decorations: Enter the Homemade Holidays Contest, and win a Kymera magic wand, Shapeways gift certificates, and Instructables Pro memberships! Food: Cook up something amazing for the Holiday Food Contest to win a food processor or enter your architectural wonder in the Gingerbread House Slideshow Contest to win an Instructables Pro membership. Drinks: Whether you like your drinks strong or kid-friendly, enter them in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest and win sweet prizes from Think Geek! Creature Scarf Animated Christmas Package Pallet Playhouse Bench-mounted Router Table Time Capsule Gift Box Candy Cane Chocolate Popcorn Multi-tier Floating Shoe Rack Illuminated LED Eye Loupe Surprise Rumbling Box Tennis Can LED Lantern Great Artist Warm Up Exercise USB Solar Charger in a Coffee Cup Peanut Butter Chocolate Pizza Christmas Window Lighting Frames Homemade Tauntaun Sleeping Bag Chocolate Peppermint Bark Guides Digital Picture Frame Gifts Easy Dessert Recipes Manly Craft Gifts Christmas Tree Decorations

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I need an epoxy that won't yellow when heated (to 230 F) - please help.

I'm doing some craft projects where I'm attaching small LED lights behind pieces of glass and crystal-type stones.  Then I'm adding some decorative elements using Fimo clay.  The problem is, due to certain LED and clay placement, I need to bake the clay *after* connecting it to the glass/stones.  So the entire piece goes in the oven.  The lights and solder hold up just fine to the 230 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.  My epoxy, however, turns very yellow.  If I have a blue piece of glass with a white LED epoxied to it, it shines very much green.  So basically, does anybody know of an epoxy that won't go yellow when exposed to heat?

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(newsletter) Homemade Gift Ideas

Sign-up for this newsletter: Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Happy Holidays! Avoid the Black Friday rush, and make your own gifts this year! It's a great way to give your loved ones truly personalized gifts, and far easier on the wallet. We've collected our favorite fast, fool-proof holiday gifts and decorating ideas below to make it even easier! Don't forget to document what you make, and enter our Homemade Holidays Contest and Food Contest! Recycled Paper Hawaiian Lei Hackable Christmas Card & Ornament Monster Business Card Holder Giant Sparkleball Hand Blown Glass Ornaments Make a Unique Tile Picture Spiral LED Chandelier Expandable Christmas Stocking Make 6-Pointed Paper Snowflakes Can Art: Recycle Your Cans Ping Pong Ball Lights Make Bath Bombs Christmas Gift Guides Homemade Gifts Christmas Gift Ideas Homemade Christmas Gifts Christmas Ornaments Christmas Tree Decorations Crafts for Christmas Super Mario Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA Sign-up for this newsletter:

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Merit Badges for the Proudly Nerdy

Yes, I was a girl scout.And NO ONE in my troupe had more merit badges than me.I miss those beautifully embroidered circles of majesty, medallions of my skills and talents, proudly decorating my bright green sash for the world to interpret. Well honey, those days are not over.Thanks to BOING BOING for turning me on to the "ORDER OF THE SCIENCE SCOUTS OF EXEMPLARY REPUTE AND ABOVE AVERAGE PHYSIQUE" http://www.scq.ubc.ca/order-of-the-science-scouts-of-exemplary-repute-and-above-average-physique/ and Nerd Merit Badges,http://www.nerdmeritbadges.com/ with their specialty-themed badges. There's something in there for everyone, from the "I've touched human internal organs with my own hands" badge to the "I may look like a scientist, but I'm actually also a pirate" badge.I'm hoping to pass my "I've set fire to stuff" (LEVEL II) test and get that badge any day now.

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(newsletter) Star Wars Secret Door, Laptop Stand, LED Tutu

  Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Have a Homemade Holiday There's just over a week left to make holiday decorations, food, and gifts for friends and family. Have fun finishing your projects, and don't forget to take pictures to enter our awesome holiday contests! Food: Cook up something amazing for the Holiday Food Contest to win a food processor or enter your architectural wonder in the Gingerbread House Slideshow Contest to win an Instructables Pro membership. Both contests end this Sunday! Gifts and decorations: Enter the Homemade Holidays Contest, and win a Kymera magic wand, Shapeways gift certificates, and Instructables Pro memberships! Drinks: Whether you like your drinks strong or kid-friendly, enter them in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest and win sweet prizes from ThinkGeek! Easy Chocolate Truffles LED Holiday TuTu Xbox Millennium Falcon Mod Handsome Wooden Walking Stick Book That Can Only be Opened Once Bookcase Door / Han in Carbonite Cinnamon Roasted Almonds Sunrise and Sunset Lamp with LEDs Christmas Story Bunny Costume Ice-Worm Cocktail Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Eiffel Tower in Gingerbread Sleek Laptop Stand Sword-hilted Broken-back Seax Mana Mocktail Zoltar Speaks Costume Guides Light Up the Night! Contest Winners Gift Ideas for Women Easy Cookie Recipes Gift Ideas for Men Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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Solar powered RGB led strip

I want to make a solar powered rgb led strip. My thought is something like christmas light. I would like the lights to have effects like fading, blinking, and chasing. What equipment do I need and what steps do I have to take? I was recommended to use arduino and have started looking at that and would like to use that as it seems easy to use. The led would be RGB led so that I can change colors and stuff like that. I was thinking of having 2-3 independent "lines" which would make up one strip. For example, one line would be red and the other would look green. it would look like this: r-g-r-g-r-g-r-g with r meaning read and g meaning green. I dont know if it would be best to run each line in serial or parallel. Then I would like to provide power for the whole strip with a small solar panel. Sort of like the ones used on solar lawn decorations or solar motion sensing security light. Hopefully I wont need a big solar panel and a small one would be enough to power all the leds that I want. I'm thinking of having about 100 led per strip so 50 led per line. After this is done I might want to do a strip of 200 led. And finally, I would like for the light to turn on and off automatically at dawn and dusk.  Is anyone willing to help me out with this project? I am a newbie and need lots of help.

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Is there any way to mod an Air Blasters Tommy 20 to keep it from jamming? Answered

Okay, I recently bought a Tommy 20 (what was I thinking?) to decorate/mod and make a "needle rifle" out of it with green LED darts (haven't made any designs for those yet) and so I took it home and tested it out. The results almost made me cry. But I figured that I could find a way to fix my problems. I opened it up (my dad doesn't know, shhhh!!!! It's my gun anyway), and I wrapped rubber bands around the drive wheels. It helped a little, but I'm still having problems. The darts aren't being pushed out of the holder far enough, and the ones that don't catch end up getting stuck and causing a huge jam up. Is there anything I can do to the mechanism that pushes these wretched darts forward push farther? Is there a cut I can make in the plastic that lets the darts not jam up? Should I keep the rubber bands on, or even-glue them on? What should I do (I just want it to shoot and not jam-I could care less about accuracy).

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Price of regular white LED's???

I just came back from my local electronics store and was kind of shocked to find that the price for a white LED is 2 bucks from where I come from, which is about US$ 0.62 each! I was thinking of buying 100 of them which ends up around US$62.00!!! Is that the standard price? It doesn't look like the regular LED, it's somewhat smaller and shorter in size, with a flat head instead of the usual rounded ones. But the price difference is so big! The standard round headed one's are only US$ 0.09 each! But the funny thing is the salesperson told me that round headed LED's DO NOT come in white, only red, yellow and green! But in fact I bought them before from another store but sadly they are out of business now so there's only this other store left in my city. So my point is, is that the standard price at your local store? How much do you pay for a single white regular LED? PS. by 'regular', I mean those with rounded heads and can commonly be found almost everywhere such as toys and decorations. Also I'm not referring to those high powered LED's used in modern flashlights. The pictures below shows the regular LED, and the one which I saw at the local store which has a flat head.

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COMING SOON to Nicker987's instructables page.

These are just some of my latest i am thinking about putting on Instructables. Enjoy and leave comments for me to improve or revise. Im only 12 so go easy for now lol.First one:Mini traffic light that can be used as decoration or put in a locker. Just a fun design.Materials:Red, green, and yellow LEDmomentary switch9 volt9 volt clipand some electrical taperesistor (i used 680 ohms)Second one:Slingshot. Me and my friend put this bad boy together one weekend. It fires over 300 feet with proper ammo. At the moment i am testing out metal nuts, washers, and metal balls i got from my bro as ammo. THE POUCH SUCKS. I NEED NEW SUGGESTIONS.Materials:2 pieces of plywood approximately 2" by 22".Screw and nutLARGE rubber bands (or tie some together like i did cuz i ran out of big ones)and a microfiber cloth for the pouch. I am completely open to new ideas for a pouch because i don't really like it myself.Third one:Skewer Shooter. I modified this off of my old one. This one has improved barrels and can shoot more accurately.Materials:Bic penrubber bandduct tape.SORRY FOR CRAPPY PICS I WILL FIX IT NEXT TIME.

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(newsletter) Touch Screen Glove, Break Board with Your Hands, In-wall USB Charger

  Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Merry Contest-mas! We're celebrating the holiday season with a slew of great contests! New: show off your best drink in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest, and win sweet prizes from Think Geek! Continuing: Enter your food, presents, or decorations in the Homemade Holidays and Holiday Food contests, and win a Kymera magic wand, Shapeways gift certificates, a food processor, fruit-pickers, and Instructables Pro memberships! And coming soon: a Gingerbread House Slideshow Contest! In-wall USB Charger Wood Pendant Necklace Candied Buddha's Hand Citron Gaming Coffee Table Make a Glove Work With a Touch Screen Electric Scooter Pushed by a Monkey Chocolate Pie Board Breaking Make Your Own Springs in Seconds Bookcase Door Bathroom Status Indicator Lights Duct Tape Hoodie Message in a Bottle Key Ring Wooden Induction Charger Secret Knock Detecting Door Lock Industrial Style Media Shelves Guides Gift Wrapping Ideas Solar Panels for Your Home Halloween Contest Winners Arduino Contest Winners Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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(newsletter) DIY Plasma Cutter, Power a Car with Trash, Steampunk Monopoly

Jan 8, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Help us make 2009 a Green Year! Show off a clever reuse for a plastic bottle in the Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest and win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack! The Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest has closed for entries. Help choose who wins $25,000 in Sears gift cards by voting now! The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Gifts Contest has closed for entries! Help choose the winners by voting now! The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Decorations Contest winners have been announced! See who won! Convert your Honda to Run on Trash by jimmason Cheap iPhone Macro Lens by ch0rtle Giant Atari Joystick Lamp by seamster 48V Electric Bike by Radioactive_Legos Vote now! Win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack! Inlaid Wood Box with Hidden Compartment by technoplastique Strap a Leaf Blower Engine to a Bike and Go Fast by Jnkyrdguy Hacked Calculator Prank by Kipkay Build A Mobile Bar - BaR2D2 by jamiep Make a Fractal Antenna for HDTV by williamruckman Build a Honey Extractor by doozer_not_fraggle Build a Peg Board Tool Cart by sensoryhouse Electrified Monopoly Steampunk Style by antibromide Homemade Holidays Contests Vote for your favorites! See who won! Homemade Plasma Cutter by jandgse812 Snail Art Car The Golden Mean by jonsarriugarte Custom Star Bike Wheel by MasterRed Make a plastic gadget a little more beautiful by radiorental Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

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[newsletter] Rickroll Cake, Screen Printing, Gorilla Pod...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Apr. 24, 2008 Welcome back! We have lots of news for you today. New contest! It's spring and to celebrate we're having a Flower Contest. The flowers can be fresh, dried, painted, or even crafted so get going on a great flower Instructable now! Check out these cool Instructables! Portal/Rickroll Cake Two Internet fads combine to create the geekiest eating event ever. posted by Papersatan on Apr 20, 2008 Make your own Gorilla Pod This flexible tripod mimics the real thing for only a few dollars worth of parts. posted by benthekahn on Apr 22, 2008 Photo-emulsion Screen Printing Sometimes you need to get your message out quickly and cheaply. Here's how to print a ton of t-shirts and patches fast. posted by w1n5t0n on Apr 21, 2008 A radial drill press made from spare parts Make a radial drill press on your own and get a lot more freedom of motion for your money. posted by threesixesinarow on Apr 16, 2008 Helicopter Birthday Cake Make an epic birthday cake for the li'l pilot in the house. Comes complete with spinning blades! posted by dave spencer on Apr 23, 2008 Green Science Fair! April is Photo Month! Bake and decorate! Laptop Compubody Sock Make an eye-catching hoodie for your laptop to use in public spaces for warmth and privacy. posted by bekathwia on Apr 18, 2008 Isobaric Subwoofer Improve the low-end in your home audio setup with this home-built sub. posted by toastyboy on Apr 19, 2008 The iPillow Fall asleep listening to music without headphones or any pesky cords. posted by dardy_7 on Apr 16, 2008 How to get on Xbox Live with Dialup Enjoy all the downloads and updates of Xbox Live over the old dialup connection. Still not so hot for multiplayer, though. posted by Dr.Professor_Jake_Biggs on Apr 19, 2007 Measure the drag coefficient of your car Want to make your car a lot more fructification? The first step is knowing just how much drag it creates as it moves along. posted by iwilltry on Aug 31, 2007 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

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Creating copper nano particles

Be it conductive ink, decorations or just a special pigment for your paint project, Copper is nice.Only problem is grinding this soft metal fine enough to be of any good use.A not so well documented feature of food additives is that they often have "unwanted" side effects.In our case E300, Ascorbic Acid or just Vitamin C.So how to make copper nano particles with it you might wonder?Prepare a well saturated solution of Copper Sulphate, you find the blue crystals in the gardening section together with fertilisers.It is best to use destilled water and not plain tap water, if in doubt go at least with the demineralised stuff for batteries.Adding E300 either dissolved in water or directly as crystals will start a nice reaction.The copper solphate is reduced back to metallic copper.There are a few problems though...For best results you need a saturation copper sulphate solution, low temperatures and a magnetic stirrer.This produced the finest particles for me at around 5°C.But even warm or at room temp the constant sirring is beneficial for even particle sizes.The ascorbic acid is used up in the process as well.You can start with a little and see how much you end up with in terms of a layer of copper particles at the bottom.Adding more E300 will cause a "rain" of fine copper particles - once this no longer happens you know the copper sulphate is used up as well.A dark greenish color of the solution will indicate this as well.Getting the copper out of the glass...Keep in mind the copper is extreme fine!As long as it stays in the solution it won't oxidize or otherwise react.Once out and in contact with just water and air oxidation happens quickly, after all it is pure copper...I found removing the watery solution and then adding destilled water to repeat the process is a good start.The waste from the first round can still be usefull though...In the final round I try to remove as much water as I can and then add methyled spirit to prevent the reactions.You can use oil as well or do a quick vacuum drying and store it in a sealed and oxygen free container.What to do with it?As a condictive paint with the right binder it only needs some rubbing with a smooth tool to create a conductive cover with a low resistance.In a clear paint or resin it provides some stunning color effects.You can even dust the dry powder onto a freshly painted surface to get a copper look.Leave without a top coat and you quickly get an old copper or even green look.If you ever wanted extreme fine metal particles you will come up with more ideas...Like shielding or sintering....

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[newsletter] Kill Ants, Crush a Can, Make a Talkbox, and more!

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Apr. 17, 2008 Welcome back! We have lots of news for you today. New contest! RoboGames has partnered up for our Robot Contest. Show how to make a robot or just a part of it and win a trip to RoboGames 2009! Contest winners announced! See who won the April Fools Speed Contest! We had a blast at Yuri's Night with our Show & Tell. Check out our pictures from the event to see our booth and the awesome 4'x4' Lite-Brite! Check out these cool instructables! Horn From a Drinking Straw How to make a cool horn out of a drinking straw. A musical instrument is easier to make than you think. posted by shoemaker on Apr 8, 2008 How to Make Great Fresh Mozzarella Cheese There's a world of difference between the mozzarella you buy in the store and what you can make yourself, and it's well worth the effort. posted by mikemwa on Apr 6, 2008 Thermal test chamber for edge-of-space testing Before you send an autonomous glider up to about 100,000 feet, here's how to run some tests to make sure it can handle the conditions. posted by 3ricj on Apr 9, 2008 Electric Mountain Board Convert a mountain board into a battery-powered ride without damaging the board, then remove the system for standard riding. posted by Vurp on Apr 14, 2008 Kill household ants - Super cheaply On a budget? Got an ant problem? Do not fear, because Domesticated Man and his sidekick Handy Hand have the answer! posted by domesticatedman on Apr 14, 2008 Green Science Fair! April is Photo Month! Bake and decorate! Make A Talkbox Have you ever listened to Peter Frampton's guitar solos and asked yourself, "How can I do that?" Here's how. posted by MitchBCool on Apr 13, 2008 Canon Wired Remote Make a wired remote for your Canon Digital Rebel or similar digital cameras! Great for those slow shutter speeds. posted by videokid842 on Apr 12, 2008 Make Your Own Antique Medallion A quick and easy way to make a great-looking metallic badge from some aluminum foil, a glue gun, and a permanent marker. posted by KaptinScarlet on Apr 15, 2008 Two Dollar Laptop Stand At just two dollars this is the cheapest laptop stand we've seen yet. posted by proyZ on Apr 8, 2007 How to crush a can on your head Learn how to do this classic bar trick with any of those cans in your recycling bin. posted by suggsugg on Apr 3, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

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[newsletter] Electric Motorcycle, Make Wine, LED Umbrella...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Apr. 10, 2008 Welcome back! We have lots of news for you today. New contests! Discover Magazine has partnered up for a Green Science Fair For a Better Planet for you eco-makers, and for the bakers we're having a Cake Contest. Enter something awesome! Instructables and RoboGames will be hosting a Robot Contest! If you build robots this is your chance to share your knowledge and show off your bot. Get ready - contest launches April 15! Contest winners announced! See who won the Pocket-Sized Speed Contest, Pets Month, and the T-Shirt Hacks Speed Contest. We will be hosting a Show & Tell at the SF Bay Area Yuri's Night 2008 this Saturday! If you want to show your projects off, let us know!! Check out these cool instructables! Double-Decker Drum Composter Make a spinning double drum composter to make soil for your garden. posted by iPodGuy on Mar 16, 2008 Recycle Plastic Shopping Bags into 'Yarn' Recycle your plastic bags without melting them or releasing noxious fumes into the air. posted by tlmacnolan on Apr 1, 2008 LED Frosties Light up your party's cooler with some waterproofed LED lights. They're simple to make and easy to reuse. posted by fungus amungus on Apr 1, 2008 T-shirt to sexy top Transform a boring old t-shirt into something that makes you the star of the party. posted by diana.cristea on Apr 5, 2008 Take a Picture of the Steam from your Meals Learn a few tricks for capturing that freshly-cooked look in your photos by reading this Instructable and the helpful comments. posted by Brennn10 on Apr 2, 2008 Cool prizes from Discover Magazine! April is Photo Month! Bake and decorate! Electric Umbrella Turn an ordinary umbrella into something whimsical and magical. posted by sockmaster on Apr 8, 2008 How to Make Wine Making wine is easy to do with the right stuff, equipment, and proper sanitization. posted by Seakip18 on Apr 8, 2008 Turn broken speakers into a snappy media cabinet Broken speakers are pretty but useless while media cabinets are ugly but useful. A melding of the two objects was all but inevitable. posted by GoodRubbish on Apr 7, 2008 $5 Macro Lens - for land or sea use Make a cheap macro lens for a camera with no built-in macro feature. Fit for use above or below the waves. posted by Warthaug on Apr 2, 2007 How to build a 72 Volt electric motorcycle No gas, no oil and almost silent. 72 Volts, 70mph, pure fun. posted by Stryker on Apr 8, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

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[newsletter] Light Bulb Lamp, Predicting the Weather, Chocolate Speed of Light...

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Let us assemble power distribution switches at home together.

I am an electronic engineer in the field of power distribution switches. In recent days, I am prepared to make a project for power distribution switches at home together.  The project begins now: Home decoration, the concern of hydropower indispensable. The laying of the home circuit is a crucial link, the home distribution box installation involves the safety of home appliances. Therefore, I specifically summarise the home distribution box installation knowledge, as well as home distribution box wiring diagram to make the relevant finishing, for everyone to take precautions, the home distribution box has a clear understanding. Home distribution switch installation points 1, Household distribution switch sub-metal shell and plastic shell two, there are two kinds of mounted and concealed, the box must be intact. 2, The household distribution switch of the cabinet wiring assembly should be set up to zero line, to protect the ground wire, phase line, and to be intact, with good insulation. 3, The installation of air switch seat should be clean and there is enough space, should be installed in the dry, ventilated parts, and no obstruction, easy to use. Never install the distribution box in the box to prevent fire. 4, The household distribution switch should not be installed too high, the general installation of the elevation of 1.8 meters, in order to operate; into the distribution switch of the electric tube must be fixed with a lock nut. 5, If the household distribution switch to be open, the edge of the hole to be smooth, smooth, distribution box buried in the wall should be vertical, horizontal, edge left 5 to 6 mm gap, distribution box wiring Should be rules, neat, the terminal screws must be tightened. 6, The loop into the line must be sufficient length, no joints, after installation marked the name of the use of the circuit, the installation of household distribution box to be completed after the removal of the distribution box residue. How to assemble power distribution switches at home ? 1, The installation of electrical box, distribution box installed on the wall, should be used bolts (expansion bolts) fixed, bolt length is generally buried depth (75 ~ 150mm), the thickness of the box floor, nuts and washers Of the sum of the thickness, plus about 5mm of the "margin". For smaller distribution boxes, it is also possible to embed a good brick at the installation site (in the form of a distribution box or a panel mounting hole) and then use wood screws to secure the distribution box or power distribution board. 2, Dark assembly distribution box, distribution box embedded in the wall installation, in the wall when the hole should be reserved than the length and width of the distribution box about 20mm, the depth of the distribution of the thickness of the distribution box with the wall Plaster thickness. In the masonry distribution box, the box and the wall filled with concrete can be fixed to the box live 3, The distribution box should be installed firmly, horizontal and vertical, vertical deviation should not be greater than 3mm; concealed, the distribution box should be around the gap, the edge of the panel should be close to the wall, the box and the building, Part should be coated with anti-corrosion paint. 4, The distribution box installed in the spiral fuse, the power cord should be connected to the middle of the terminal contact, the load line should be connected to the threaded terminal. In this way, in the loading and unloading fuse will not be electric shock. Porcelain plug-in fuses should be mounted vertically. 5, The distribution box of AC, DC or different voltage levels of power, should have a clear sign. Lighting line, should be set to zero line (N line) and protect the zero line (PE line) bus, zero line and protection of the zero line should be connected to the bus, not twisted, should be numbered. 6, The wire leads to the panel, the panel line hole should be smooth without burrs, metal panels should be installed insulation protective cover. Metal shell distribution box shell must be reliable grounding (then zero). Ps: Excuse me if I was wrong in words or expressions as I am a green hand in the field of power distribution switches. I need continual learnings. What is your idea ? Do you agree with my ideas ? Any of your ideas would be highly appreciated. May someone would like to help ? thanks in advance.

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