How do I apply henna to my hands. Where do I get hold of free patterns.
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Im trying to make a killer joy buzzer like the one that The Joker uses, ive been twisting my head around it for a while and i think i have the propper electrical map, but i cannot figure the voltages or if im missing any component or having an extra component (not needed) i want the resulting shock to be 40 v. i am hoping for the comunity to help me get this done, and i would post an instructable about it, because i havent found one here, not yet ;) so i await for your sugestions and answers to my predicament. thanks until now ive got: three 9v batteries conected through a caliber 22 cable to a switch, then to a 12v buzzer and then the contacts...ill upload the scheme later
Question by fmolina3 | last reply
I broke my left hand now get ready to laugh...i slammed it in an old '77 cadilac door (OUCH). i cracked my 1st knuckle dislocated my index finger and fractured my bone that goes from your knuckle to your wrist (OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW)
Topic by darth acexxacer | last reply
Hey people i don't really like the pinned hand guns so can you people make me a tottaly awesome sling shot with range of about 100 ft. the reason is i don't really get most pin guns to work and the don't fire the far and also can you make it really simple.So what I want is a easy K'nex hand gun slingshot prefered but pins will be accepted and and also make the simple have it have a scope or atleast really acurate and low piece list and long range add link to comment thanks
Topic by miniclipper | last reply
Hi all, i have a question, i found this great mixer http://www.cottagecraftworks.com/off-grid-hand-crank-mixer-food-processor but i live in europe and shipping cost will be over the top, and the product already cost alot i seen some great inventions here, is there someone who can make this or explain how to make this? thank you for your time (i hope it is allowed to ask this, if not just remove my post)
Topic by Clementine Tyson | last reply
You can skip everything I'm about to say and just read the image note on the image below, because that's basically my question: What does the blue bar with a white hand and a number on it mean? It shows up on my profile picture/avatar on comments I've made and my Instructables, and I have no idea what it represents. I've seen many other people with it, too, with different numbers. Can somebody explain the meaning of this icon to me?
Topic by AdamVigneaux | last reply
Is there a tool OR SERIES OF TOOLS out there that can assist hobby enthusiast who have the misfortune of unsteady hands. Not quite Parkinsons but pretty bad. The mind still wishes to create and to solve technical problems, but shaky hands put a stop to a lot of projects...or just make completion time very slow. There are definitely high end medical robot arms that do the trick but for your average Joe, there's always budget constraints. We can't afford those expensive automated robot arm systems. So is there a RELATIVELY reasonably priced product that could be used in these situations?
Question by KevPerkins | last reply
I recently came across a youtube vid showing removal of a broken bolt with a left handed drill bit. Other than the removal of stubborn bolts and studs why do they make left handed drill bits? Both my rather old mains drills and the pillar drill all turn clockwise for right handed drill bits. Only the cordless drill has a reverse function.
Question by rickharris | last reply
One end is pointed (maybe an awl) and the other has a screwdriver like blade (maybe a pry bar). It is cast or formed metal, 5 inches long and the blade end is 3/8" wide. My best guess so far is maybe a shoemaker's tool. Thanks for any help identifying this tool.
Question by bob73 | last reply
I want to make a desk clock as a small project for myself. What I am looking to create is a slim clock with a spiral hour hand. The time would be told by graduated marks on the back-plate i.e. as the hour hand turns, the spiral increases and the correct hour is reached by the spiral, hard to explain, can't upload a photo as instructable server maintenance is under-way, hopefully I'll be able to upload the brief sketch I did in paint which might help!! What I am looking for is suggestions on a material which could be used for the hand, it needs to be thin so as to make it as easy as possible to tell the time and also strong enough not to distort under its own weight. Haven't decided whether it's going to be a normally incrementing spiral or a Fibonacci spiral (or similar logarithmic spiral)
Question by johnnie98765 | last reply
Hello All, There is a tool that costs about $500 that hopefully can be made for a whole lot less. It's a chiropractic actuator (See Image). If you have never see one of these tools in action before, you squeeze up with your fingers and down with your palm, which will plunge the top part of the tool into the bottom part of the tool (kinda like a toilet paper roll holder type of action when pushing the two ends together). The top part of the tool goes down about 3/4 of an inch (while the bottom part of the tool stays stationary the whole time) and then somehow sends a hard tap to the end of the mechanism (maybe like an internal mechanism simulating something like a hammer coming down a nail or something). It's driving me nuts! How can a tool this simple be so expensive!? Anyone have any ideas on how to make something like this, maybe there is a tool that can be modified to do this that is out there already, or maybe there is something else that can simulate the action of this tool without breaking skin, bones, etc :) Thanks for reading and thanks in advance!!!
Topic by mvparish | last reply
On the guides part of the you page, what does the creepy hand next to a guide mean? Whenever I look at the guides part of the you page, a creepy hand is next to the guide. What does it mean?
Question by thispageiscringeignoreit | last reply
Some of my post have the little hand pic and some dont, not as the project pic but next to the edit botten what does it mean?
Topic by galit | last reply
Hi,First post. I need to find out how to build a setup to help train for hand eye coordination.I was thinking a stand up type affair where the person using it had to reach out and touch a button or step on button( i say button but it would be something with a micro switch I imagine and a disk operating it,made out of a circular piece of wood or plastic.) That corresponded to a blinking colored light.When the colored light blinked the person has to react and press the corresponding colored button with their hand or foot.Something would have to keep score also. Something like a whack a mole game in an arcade except a lot less moving parts. If anyone has any ideas or has built something similar I could really use the help. Thank You
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I'm looking for a resistance machine like a pneumatic air mattress pump; two types. One pump could handle maybe 120 pounds pressure. The other would be for about 80 pounds.
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I am making an "Arduino Wireless Animatronic Hand" by "njkl44" in which he told to program xbee using ardunio in which he has given program for ardunio software can anyone please tell me how to program xbee using ardunio (ardunio software) here is link for that project https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Wireless-Animatronic-Hand/?ALLSTEPS thank you.....and sorry for my bad English
Question by adesai5 | last reply
I have always used Folkart Enamel paint to paint my wine glasses and never had any problems. This paint is now changing to the GLOSS only in stores, I can't find it in the non-gloss anymore. Why does the paint start cracking when I put on the 2nd coat of paint? I'm cleaning with alcohol first, waiting 30 minutes, then painting and it still want adhere to the glass with a 2nd coat. See picture below.
Topic by jccgeorge | last reply
My Grandpa recently gave me a super old Hand-Planer which I want to restore, But I don't know it's type... Does anyone know what type of Hand-Plane this is? I tried to search it on Google, And I think it might be a "Wooden Block-Planer", But I'm not sure I've attached pictures of it below :) Also, Am I supposed to say "Hand-Plane" or "Hand-Planer"?
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Today i was drilling and it started to smoke. It does that only when working. It smells like plastic and i can see fire inside, behind the motor, What's burning? Than i tried to open the cover but it seems something is still holding at the end of the machine. Should i unscrew also the chuck? THX
Question by Karletto555 | last reply
It boots up and gives me an error message. is there anyone out there that knows how to make these work? Itronix has bee sold several times since these came out
Question by davnhad | last reply
Nowadays almost all hand saws are induction tempered. It seems such a waste to throw them out all the time after they get dull. Traditional hand saws could be sharpened with a triangular file and a special tool to bend the teeth outward. I guess sharpening can be done by means of a dremel tool with a diamond disk, but what about the bending of the teeth? Any suggestions?
Question by BobS | last reply
Hi!! I'm trying to create a clock out of a music CD and his cover... i've the mechanics and i've everything i need, i just don't know where to find the material to create the minutes and hours hands of the clock... Do someone of you know some common material that i can use to make them? something not too hard to be found... i've seen that usually they're carved out of some alluminium, not too hard or too fragile, easy to cut... If i manage to find the parts that i need i'll make a guide, i think that my idea could be appreciated :)
Question by FenriX | last reply
I saw this on the MAKE Magazine blog. A programmer (who actually knows how to bend metal :-) ) did a homebrew keyboard modification to allow himself to touchtype single-handedly after some left arm surgery. Using his left thumb, he can hot-swap all of the keys on the left side over to the right and touch type with only his right hand. Read the whole story, including some guidance on construction, on Daughtrey.
Topic by kelseymh | last reply
There's an interesting article at nytimes.com called The Case for Working With Your Hands that covers the appeal of getting down and dirty and fixing things with your hands. Instead of getting lost in cubicle land, the author encourages people to get away from alternate universe corporate realities and dive into a world where you can easily see the results of your actions.The trades suffer from low prestige, and I believe this is based on a simple mistake. Because the work is dirty, many people assume it is also stupid. This is not my experience. I have a small business as a motorcycle mechanic in Richmond, Va., which I started in 2002. I work on Japanese and European motorcycles, mostly older bikes with some "vintage" cachet that makes people willing to spend money on them. I have found the satisfactions of the work to be very much bound up with the intellectual challenges it presents. And yet my decision to go into this line of work is a choice that seems to perplex many people. The Case for Working With Your Hands
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
When Coby Unger makes, he makes the world a better place. The Atlantic recently published an article about the artist in residence and his work to build better prosthetics for children. Unger worked with a boy named Aiden Robinson to dream up the swiss army knife of prosthetics with attachments that include a Wii controller, spoon, legos, and a bow for playing the violin. Check out more of Coby's projects, and read the article to learn more about Aiden, the boy with the Lego hand.
Topic by tinaciousz | last reply
Does anyone know about these small music boxes that play music? If you seen one, they're these small things that play notes in a looped sequence using small metal plates (kind of like a finger piano). Can anyone try to make something like that? Sorry for the small details if anyone's confused.
Topic by username252 | last reply
Not sure if this is a local thing or whether it's also going on elsewhere, but Tesco in Cambridge is having a sale on Rolson tools: I got a pair of safety goggles, four pack of clamps and a junior hacksaw for a pound each, and there's more (mostly hand tools) to be had. I know all the adages about buying cheap tools, but at that price I'd happily use them as raw materials for a one-off make. UKinese members, check out the hardware aisle in your local big Tesco, thar be (potentially) bargains. Now I'll have to work out something to do with them all...
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