What should i check while buying a second hand arduino? Answered

Hi everybody, i found a second hand arduino on a website.the seller is saying that it is a handmade arduino.but how?i think all arduinos are made in arduino factory.isn't it? it's not looking like other arduinos that i saw before on internet it's a "ARDUINO ATMEL ATMEGA 168 CHIP". isn't it? im waiting for your advices sorry for my english

Question by McLightning 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I am doing anengineering challenge and need to build an instrument what should i do?

I have to build an instrument out of recycled material and the things i have are limited to 6 things.It has to be able to play all 8 notes of an octav and have to play natrull notes. no flats or sharps.

Question by i knowalot 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The Derinsleep ASCII Signature Orders

As you know,n8man makes signatures that are unique. I also began making signatures from ASCII letters. Ask me to have them made.I can also provide them in .jpg or animated .gif form.

Topic by Derin 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Google Computer Case - Instructable coming soon

I am a fan of Google so I decided to make a computer case with a Google theme. I will posting the iinstructable on how to make a case like it with any theme you want later this week. Try to guess the material. The case was made 100% by me except the motherboard mount.. Let me know what you think. I have a couple Ideas for additions to it and those will be posted in the instructable.

Topic by swensoch 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Where can I purchase the buckle to make the bracelet?

I am trying to make a Paracird bracelet. Do you know where I can purchase the buckle from... I need to be able to order online and they need to be able to ship to an APO address.

Question by Trek2300 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Hand Made "Mummified Faeries" on Etsy!

Isher Creations on Etsy has several hand made "mummified Faerie" displays available for sale.  Several photos of each specimen are on the site. These would make excellent displays for your dark art collection, Halloween Haunt, bookcase...wherever!  Each is in its own display case. Check it out today!

Topic by justjimAZ 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Hand Icon on Avatar

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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Ideas for home made Hand checkering Tools? (For wood checkering)

Hi everyone! I am in search for any ideas for hand checkering selfmade tools and even tutorials on how to checker properly. Since there are not many tutorials about this craftmanship - also finding hand checkering tools to buy (in germany) is quite impossible.. Really would appreaciate any help and/or ideas! thanks alot! cheers Logi

Question by Logisticz 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Mechanisms I've Made

Alright, I'll keep it short and sweet: Catch-up time. Mechanisms from '08-'10, all different versions. Why not a slideshow? 'Cause I hate them. More stuff coming up. Also, these are only a few pictures of each thing, there are many more of each of them (except the mechanical hand, unfortunately).

Topic by DB2016 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


League of Legends, Teemo Hat - Hand Made

$15 Whether you, or someone you know is an active player of League of Legends, this handmade hat is ready to get that special someone in the zone for their next battle. Completely hand made from a custom pattern, there's no others like it. Due to handmade nature, product may differ slightly to shown picture, just adds to that handmade feel. One size fits all. (approx 56 cm diameter) $5 Postage within Australia $10 Postage to most of the world

Topic by Sawowie XD 4 years ago


For Sale Adorable and Beautiful Hand Made Items

I have two online shops that I think you might be interested in seeing..the sell handmade baby items and home decor items and pdf crochet patterns.http://www.capecodconsignments.etsy.com andhttp://www.thecraftsboutique.com I am under the shop name Sandy's Cape Cod Originalsplease go check us out and maybe sign up for an online shop for yourself at the crafts boutique..thanks for lookingsandy

Topic by capecodcrochet 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Steampunkesque 50 cal Rifle

I'm not a huge fan of steampunk, with the exception of Lady Clankington ;-), simply because much, nay most of it, exists just as a prop, not a a functional object.  So when I ran across this beautiful rifle, I just had to share. The most amazing thing, is that someone handcrafted this in their home machine shop.  Truly a master craftsman. Steampunkesque 50 cal Rifle

Topic by Tool Using Animal 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Made By Me *UPDATE*

I'm sure many of you have seen the latest Facebook meme that's going around: Made by Me.It goes like this:Made By MeThe first five people to respond to this post will receive something made by me.This offer does have some restrictions:- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.- It will be made just for YOU.- It will be done this year (2009).- It will be something made in the real world and not something over the internet.- It might be art. It might be craft. It might be food.In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note of your own and make five things for five other people.etc. etc.Well, a carpenter I know posted this recently, and I just could not resist something hand-made by this guy. He once made some kind of wooden whirly gig from medieval prints he'd seen. I couldn't resist! So I reposted, and got my five (+) responses, and I'm going to keep you all posted on what I'm making for them! I'll instructablize all of the projects, and probably make some sort of "Made by Me" guide.If you're on facebook, I encourage you to join this thread, and pass it along! If you're not, and you're interested, try to start an email thread. Come back to get inspiration for your gifts, and make sure to post your own results!Let me know what you've done!***** UPDATE ***********************************************************I think what I failed to mention here, is that this is a neat idea to share with your friends. I would not want a stranger to respond to my posting, and I wouldn't respond to a stranger's. Mostly because I don't want crap. I want to make cool stuff I know my friends will like and get cool stuff made by my friends. If you try this out and get people you don't know responding to you, I would just ignore them! Or put something in the main text about how this is for people you know ONLY!Good luck!

Topic by scoochmaroo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Build something for kids or adults for hand -eye coordination

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

Topic by Hitlist 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Simple Hand Tool Right?

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 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Home-made weapons series?

I have for a few years now made my own home-made weapons knives, axes, bows and arrows, and the like. I had the thought recently about creating an instructables series on how to make all of these by hand. My question is how many of you out there would like to see something like this? Please leave a comment below just saying that you would. Or if you have a suggestion, question, or would like to send me a project of yours comment that too.                                                            thanks guys,                                                                              pbman123

Question by pbman123 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Animatronic hand help! Is this the right tubing? Answered

The instructables member Tannatraad  made an instructable on how to make an animatronic hand. (https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Animatronics-robotic-hand/#step1) and it is made using the black wire encasing tubing found in cars. I bought some, but mine has a slit running down the whole side. The picture shows exactly what kind of tubing it is (ignore the clear tubing.) Is there a simple fix, or do i have to go out and buy the right kind of tubing, if what i have won't work. 

Question by freeza36 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


RFID BLOCKING, MADE SIMPLE

I have seen RFID wallets, sleeves, and cards.  I like the IDEA of RFID blocking cards that you sandwich your credit cards between. So, my question is thus... If I had two cards made of 21 gauge aluminum and placed them on in the last pocket on both sides of my wallet, would this block the RFID scanners?  If not, then what would it take? What just programming some RFID chips and put them in my wallet to eff with the scanners?  I know there are things like this in the market, but very over priced.  I have contacts in the RFID scanning and deployment world, so it would not be hard for my to get my hands on this stuff. What do you all think!?

Topic by benjaminleebates 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I'm looking for an instructabe but i cant find it.... HELP!!!

I dont really remember much but i remember that the guy made a metal big hand like an extension of his hand and it looked like a big claw that's all oh yeah he also made a video where he shows how the fingers move  HELP PLEASE Thanks

Question by Project 23 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homemade-Hand scrub, extremely cheap, from around the house ingredients, that works for all people? No matter how dirty.

Where can I post a cheap, excellent working hand scrub recipt that works exceptionally well? Made from household ingredients,Cleans hands no matter how soiled from dirt to grease. r.rochelle@sbcglobal.net

Question by bullfrogs 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how can make in ourself hand made exposing chemical of screen printing?

Question by kamilakamila 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


550 Cord Keychain for 1oz Hand Sanitizer

So i'm trying to figure out how these guys made this one...  bc I can't find anything ANYWHERE!! So if someone knows where there is a video of how to do this then please let me know.  Thanks in advance!

Topic by vhardy1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Two Hands Project First Flight

And we're off!At 3:30 this morning I began making the WOD's [waffles of departure] and gathered my friends. This was it, I was having my goodbye breakfast. We sat around a giant LED display that was playing tetris on autopilot like we were at a sports bar and called the AI engine out on it's bad plays. Choice is the name of the game in AI, how do you make the optimal choices with limited knowledge about the present and doubt about the future?I drank my cocoa considering the choices I've made to hit the skies and shoot a documentary on hackerspaces, and it filled me with exhilaration. What could be more critical than doing something that gives you the energy to do the thing you want to be doing? There has to be this ignition point to push the chooser into action, creating this snowball of awesome gathering steam as it goes downhill. Rather than chilling with Sysiphus on his uphill downhill journey. Feeling energized, feeling pumped, I called my friends around me and we ate to good health and poured generous libations of yogurt smoothie [Spilled the contents of the blender on the floor].

Topic by lamedust 9 years ago



what is a would you call this?

Remember those slap hand toys that you used to have? what would you call a toy like that you know the stretchy stickyish material its made of? how could i make my own? im trying to make a slime from minecraft btw

Question by captainjazzhands 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can't decide... EDIT: Choice made!

I'm buying a new multi-tool. I have been using a Leatherman Juice for almost seven years, and it's starting to show its miles.  I know I could replace it under Leatherman's guarantee, but it's one I won from Instructables, and it's engraved. So, I'm trying to choose a replacement, which will be part of my EDC. At the moment, I'm havering between the Gerber Crucial and the Leatherman Sidekick. I like the Crucial. My youngest has one for scouting, and I've used it a few times. It's quite comfortable in the hand, and feels strong. However, it lacks tools I have used quite a bit in the past. It's proving a hard choice, online reviews vary between useless and contradictory, so I thought I'd see what you folks think. What are you carrying as DIY EDC, what do you wish you were carrying? CHOICE MADE! I have a Leatherman Wave on it's way in the post!

Topic by Kiteman 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Mystery Contraction ? Answered

Hi all,  I found this contraption today at the tip and was wondering if anyone knew what it might be?  It has been hand-made and looks like it measures something but I can't work out what.  It has a micro amperage meter, an LED, a bunch of coils which look like they are from a heater, and also a analogue clock on top with no hands.  Oh and it also has some small glass tubes on top which look like micro movement switches. I thought it might be used to measure lightening or some other environmental effect.  Maybe earthquakes? any ideas?

Question by lonesoulsurfer 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how to make a hand-made styrofoam article (such as storage box) with molding method?

I need to put some products into the storage box made from EPS. If I have desired molding shape and a preexpanded EPS balls, what is the next step? what else I need to have and do?

Question by gefufna 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


'I Made It' - Author overview + Achievements

I posted a comment with the 'I Made It' option yesterday. When I did that I wanted to know how many of those I actually had. It turned out I have used the 'I Made It' 8 times and posted a total 12 comments with my creations based on the instructables (so 4 extra before the 'I Made It' function was introduced). What I didn't liked was how I needed to look at all my comments and count all the 'I Made It' by hand. That's why I want to know what you all think about an 'I Made It' overview entry in the profiles of all the authors. This way you can't only see the authors Instructables, but also what they made based on other Instructables. This can be done by visualising them as the Instructables are visualised on the authors page(picture of the build with Instructable-title below.). And for example display the build of the 'I Made It' when someone hovers over the tile of the Instructable. (See picture for hover examples + extra tab in Overview). Maybe this is a good thing for new members as well. Because now Instructables offers a community for builders of their own creations, but with such a system also new DIY-ers get some sort of acknowledgement for their builds even though it's not their own idea. And with time I guess they will upload their own ideas as well. I guess that's why the 'I Made It' button is already here, but this would give it just that bit extra which I think would be great. Especially when you view someones profile to see what they do/make. And why not add an achievement just as the number of featured Instructables, comments and views. Again, just a step extra for the people who like to build and be part of the community but don't come up with their own creations (yet).

Topic by ruudcreates 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago



are only boxes allowed in the make a box contest?

The "Make a Box" contest was started today and it says "For every hand-built object, there is a backstory: why it was made?" does that mean any hand-made objects are allowed?

Topic by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What circuit for an Hand Cranked Led Torch? Answered

Hi all Instructables! I follow a lot this site and now i hava a little project to do. I want to build a Led torch that is charged using a DC motor and a couple of High Capacity Capacitors. The problem is that i'm not very good with electronics (i've made a chemistry school) but i really like it. So, what kind of circuit i have to use for something like this? I use a Dc motor that have about 4.5V output, the led are standard white ones, 3.5V 30mA. Some friends told me to use an LM1086 voltage regulator that have the output with the capacitors, other say to use only a rectifier diode, other say that i have to use a Led Driver (but i think it is useful for big one, not mine...) My goal is to make the circuit very relyable, but not impossible to make and that make the Led well balanced, good brightness/consume ratio... Thank you!

Question by IL_G 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


One of my Christmas gifts

My step-son made this awesome puzzle for me.  He knows how much I like Instructables so this was one of the gifts he made for me. Everyone knows that a hand-made gift is best.  And one hand-made by a loved-one even better.  But one that also includes the Instructables robot?  He gets points for paying attention to my hobbies!

Topic by zieak 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Home Made Chain Mail(le) Armour

Hey everyone, I am relatively new to the site but not at all to making my own things out of my head. Currently my only problem is how to do these things and the biggest of these is currently how to make Chain Mail(le) Armour from wire at home and by hand, with tools of course. My friend and I plan on making some for Halloween/ School Project/ metal forge safety gear. What I really need to know about all of this is how to make the rings, weave them, and seal them together (riveting, welding, etc...) and I was really hoping all of you people could help, what with the fact that you all seem good at this kind of thing. Feel free to leave suggestions for materials, tools, kinds of wire, and anything else you can think of that might be helpful. I plan on posting a full Instructable on doing this when we finish and perfect it, and thanks in advance for any help that is given.

Topic by sonaps 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


The best car ad ever made

A family member sent me this ad that was posted on craigslist, while it was the most explicit ad I've ever seen, I'd prefer this over any normal ad. Enjoy those who feel comfortable reading this. DISCLAIMER:  I bleeped (****) out any explicit words...... Though I could have missed s-something.  And explicit's definition is different between people Side note: If anyone thinks this is a tad (or more than a tad) over the top, PM me or reply saying so. I'll delete it. - - - If you think you'll be offended by this ad... DON'T READ IT.  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - POS 1994 Honda Civic LX for sale - $600 (Marietta, GA) Date: 2010-07-11, 4:49PM EDT Reply to: sale-63pgj-1837513434@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] That's right, you can own a piece of shi... history right now for only $600. You may wonder why I didn't post a picture and that's because with a car this crappy, a photo is not needed. Just imagine the worst possible car and then picture a camel taking a dump in the trunk and you'll have a close approximation. You don't need to worry about me lying... it really is a POS. There is no risk of you getting over here and finding out it's really a gorgeous gem worth thousands... that doesn't happen...ever. But if for some reason that's actually happened to you, then you are acquainted with a crazy cosmic karma that has never thought to even piss in my face. I almost had a date on PlentyofFish and you know what happened? The f***ing AC died. For two years while I was not dating, it worked fine. The day after I get digits, the AC craps out. The car also has a weird hesitation problem that was not fixed even when I replaced the fuel filter. What could cause all of these things? Satan in the drive train...that's right... it's rare, but it happens to guys like me. This car is actually demon-possessed so you can forget about any sort of easy fix. Jesus said you need faith to cast out demons like this and believe me there are only two people on the planet that have that sort of faith. One guy lives in a cave in India and the other guy is dead. And you can forget about the guy in the cave helping you because, if you can find him, he's just going to tell you how physical setbacks are really spiritual blessings...blah blah blah...yada yada yada. Exactly. Don't expect sympathy from any motherf***er that sits around in his underwear in a cave. Other problems with this car include busted boots on the tie-rod ends, busted wheel hub boots, broken AC, leaking power steering system, ABS light always on, check-engine light comes on occasionally, driver window sometimes comes off the track, paint has permanent dirt in it (yes, it's f***ing permanent...you can't scrub it out with anything less than sandpaper or some highly explosive chemical that causes cancer in 49 states and erectile dysfunction in the 50th.) The car does drive, but that's about all it's good for. Good luck getting it to pass emissions. I've never tried as it's still registered in Clarke County. If you want to date, this car is probably not for you. On a positive note though, I can assure you no one has ever had sex in it. It would take a miracle to get a girl to even sit in this car, much less take her clothes off in it. Other possible uses for this car included entertainment at frat parties. You could charge people $5 a swing with a baseball bat, although you still probably wouldn't recover your investment. You might be able to sell it to the Mythbusters and get the to test the myth, "Is it possible that a car could really be this s***ty?" Adam Savage and Kari Byron will have a field day and close it off with "Myth f***ing confirmed" and a side comment from Kari about how whatever d*****bag use to own it must have never been laid. There are some positives like a beautiful Lumar 32% tint job, keyless entry with remote trunk release, an Alpine CD Player, and Pioneer speakers in the door. So at worst, you can sit in your driveway and listen to music with a bottle of Jergens and a picture of Eliza Dushku. I really wouldn't recommend taking it on the road until you replace the tie-rod ends. You might crash into a bus full of nuns and then the Pope will reign motherf***ing hail fire down on your betrodden a** with more fury than the inquisition because you actually decided to drive and be seen in such an amazing POS, killing 20 of his lovely Sisters. One other thing you might use this car would be pushing it off a cliff. If you've ever wanted to see what it's like first hand for a car to fall hundreds of feet and smash against rock, then here's your chance. Although don't be surprised if this demon-possessed sleigh from hell manages to f*** up your good time even in that bold scenario. I don't know how it would, but it would probably figure out a way. If there are any parents out there reading this, don't let your children fall into the situation I'm in. I would never have ended up with this car if I had pursued a real career. But instead I majored in math where the best job I can find now is up in Portland with a bunch of bran muffin eating hippies, jerking off Moose for 75 cents a smile for some wildlife conservation sperm bank. Let your kids do something with good with their future, like wait tables at Denny's. Oh yeah... it's white, 4 doors, and automatic. Whooptie-f***in-do!  

Topic by ry25920 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hand-held typing device - UK - Mid 1980s.? Answered

Back in the 1980s I knew someone who used a hand-held typing device which worked by pressing 5 keys (one for each finger + thumb) to form characters.  The stored text could then be downloaded via (I think) serial link to a PC.  He used to infuriate lecturers by appearing to be sitting idly and not taking notes when he could actually operate this device at normal speaking speed and could print off a whole lecture transcript afterwards. What was this device called and who made it?

Question by AndyGadget 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Why have 'they' not made a cellphone with a learning remote?

How often are you spending more time looking for the TV, DVD, Stereo remote than the time it would actually take to just get up and push the button on the unit? Cordless phones have 'pager' function where you can press a button on the base unit causing the handset to beep. A lost cellphone may be found by ringing it. But very few manufacturers of entertainment system (that i have come across) include a "finding' feature with the units' remote control. WHY NOT? Surely Cellphone manufacturers could "easily?" include a learning remote with the rest of the 'hugely useful' features on them the we use EVERYDAY...like FM radio, biorhythms, international roaming, bottle opener. You see my theory is-- a. that I tend to know exactly where my cellphone is 99% of the time. It is personal. b. The TV, Stereo etc. remote on the other hand are communal. I mean other poeple, like my kids, use them often and thus the remote gets left ANYWHERE. So the two ideas i have put forward is 1. Learning infrared remote in a cellphone and 2. a pager for a remote (new thread pending)

Topic by GreyGhost2 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Halloweed-themed meatloafy bacony goodness, "The Hand of Mummy"

Hello folks. I just made my first food instructable and would love to have some input from the community. https://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Food-The-Hand-Of-Mummy/ Pictured below is the Hand in its uncooked and (failed)cooked state. Pic quality kind of sucks (Inebriation+photography seldom works very well), but I'm sure you'll understand what the name stands for. Even though the cooked hand looks more like a trilobite, it's still delicious. Further research has yielded better results with keeping the shape intact.

Topic by Thermonuklear 6 years ago


how can i make my own paper hand bag?

Its kinda like the one that you showed my bro to do but i just want to make a hand bag and he made a pencil case soo can you thaech me to??????????   thanks i hope you can.. thankyou verry much seeya               kimmy

Question by kimmieey 8 years ago


Zippo case, made from an altoids small tin

    Hey I have this Altoids case, it's one of the smalls. I was thinking of what to do with it, then I looked at my zippo. I hate the case my zippo is in right now, it's old and worn and for some reason makes your hands stink if you hold it at all. So my zippo fits almost perfectly in the smalls case. But I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas of how to make it where you can light it when its in the case. I was just thinking about cutting some holes in the top with my dremel.  But I would maybe like to try to keep the original flip top aspect of the case. So some how make it flip open like a zippo maybe. Anyone think this sounds interesting. And know where I might be able to get the mechanism. Or is there a way to take it off my old case.     Thanks in advance, maybe I could make an instructable on how I do it.

Topic by peaceamidst 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Two Hands Two Legs and lots of walking in SF

And we're off! The documentary tour of hacker spaces in America starts off in Boston with an early breakfast:At 3:30 on September 8 I began making the WOD's [waffles of departure] and gathered my friends. This was it, I was having my goodbye breakfast. We sat around a giant LED display that was playing tetris on autopilot like we were at a sports bar and called the AI engine out on it's bad plays. Choice is the name of the game in AI, how do you make the optimal choices with limited knowledge about the present and doubt about the future?I drank my cocoa considering the choices I've made to hit the skies and shoot a documentary on hackerspaces, and it filled me with exhilaration. What could be more critical than doing something that gives you the energy to do the thing you want to be doing? There has to be this ignition point to push the chooser into action, creating this snowball of awesome gathering steam as it goes downhill. Rather than chilling with Sysiphus on his uphill downhill journey. Feeling energized, feeling pumped, I called my friends around me and we ate to good health and poured generous libations of yogurt smoothie [Spilled the contents of the blender on the floor]. **************Later that very evening I found myself SSFed :: Suddenly in San Francisco:Walking down 17th street passing bodega after fruit market after bodega and suddenly we intersected. The assembly of the Two Hands Project was complete as we fortuitously intersected directly at the gates to NoiseBridge nouveau. An odd bunch from Chicago/Alaska, Michigan/Boston, and Florida/notsureyet we were meeting for the first time since the inception of the project, and we were ready to rock. Having almost no equipment after meeting up with Mitch and experiencing excellence and consensus in action we go to Sadies house (what a great lady), stay up late, and work all night. Starting the tradition that will continue to this day. Hopping on Paul's tiny folding bike I run across town gathering Mic's, video cameras and miracle fruit. Meeting up with the crew dazed and confused walking around town with tons of gear on their back we were glad to have a brief breakfast with SkyT, Mitch and FBZ before checking out the reMakeLounge.At the reMakeLounge we met up with Inna who saved our lives, 300 times. With her help we were able to talk with the folks at the Internet Archive where we met up with Mang. She drove us over to Oakland, back to SF, and finally back to the Airport. If there's one lady that made the SF leg of this trip possible it was Inna.Mang and his roommate Mike have an awesome Hacker Space appended to their home. We were given a rare peek into Radish Research which they opened up to us. It's been amazing how much people have opened up to us this trip! I'd like to take this moment to thank you all for your kindness, generosity and ability to withstand the rush that is The Two Hands Project. Hee!Posting would happen more frequently if it weren't for the emergency nature of this trip. But keep an eye out, I'll be posting shorter things more regularly I hope._Bilal GhalibAnd now, a brief video of the first leg of our trip:

Topic by lamedust 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Should i submit only instructions, that most of people can made? Answered

For example I've made a item, that most parts made by lathe (metal) and i think it's cool enough to submit. Is it good or is it bad, because it is too specialized and not everyone has access to a lathe or is owner of one (like me)? On the other hand, i see many things submitted here are made by a 3D printer, that many people, like me too, not own.

Question by lathe_makeatio 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


has any one made a quality knex gun the uses a real trigger and hammer and shoots knex pieces NOT ruberbands Answered

(maybe even a magazine/ clip)? perfebly a hand gun and less than 700 pieces

Question by hippyland2 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Clock in a jar

Here's a cool concept made by Oren Hetzroni. It's a clock in a jar where the hands move around the inside of the glass. Reading it is a little tricky, but if you match up the big and little hands with the numbers you can figure it out. Remaking this one is super easy. Just put the movement inside the lid and bend the hands at a right angle so they move around the side. jar via core77

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How could I "print" a digital pic on my wall?

I've got some designs I made on illustrator, but since I'm really bad in hand drawing and so, I would like to know how to transfer them or something on the wall without having to paint it by hand

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Expertise needed on melting and remolding plastic (PP, HDPE etc.) at home with hand made molds... there must be a way!

Hi, I want to make a rough casing for a project out of plastic of some kind. I tried the potato plastic instructables, but I'm not really happy with the result. So I attempted to melt down some plastic chips broken from old plastic casings (I think the plastic was polypropylene) in an old can on a barbeque (good as it was outside). This didn't work as I kept heating the plastic chips even when they became a bit soggy as I expected them to become much more liquid. This is because I hoped to 'pour' the molten plastic into a mold. Before this happened however the plastic caught fire. So, I was wondering if I heated them in a more sealed environment would the lack of oxygen make it possible to achieve a more molten consistency without the plastic igniting? Some plastics on consumer electricals have flame retardants... surely these would stop the plastic from igniting? If the plastic won't ever become liquid/molten, then I assume to mold it you have to have very high pressures (like commercial injection molding machines)... any ideas as to how to acieve these kind of pressures easily at home? I think with so much 'waste' plastic out there it'd be great to work out some easyish way of remolding it at home! Any help appreciated! Thomas

Question by themassoftoe 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Instructables Book now in hands of mere mortals...(spoiler alert)

First off, naa-naa-na-na-na. I got my copy of the Best of Instructables, actually two that I purchased.The first copy has been thumbed through so much it is getting dog-eared. I would say it is a good mix of topics even though so much had to be left out.Which leads me to this rating, one thumbs up and one thumbs down.Kiteman was only quoted once - the Ubiquitous Kiteman, dang, I'm gonna have to look that one up , and listed in the back index.There was only a text list of winners for the favorites from the contest. No little pictures to show the final project.There is an acknowledgement page listing people and projects that were cut due to page limitations. Don't feel bad, even Kipkay made it on the list.There was a lot of stuff in the book I have not seen before so it just makes you want to wish for an easy way to scroll through everything on Instructables.The most interesting thing is the little tidbit bio's on the instructable's author/creator. This is quite a diverse community.I hope there will be a Volume II soon.edit- It was pointed out that Kiteman also wrote one of the intros.The book seems relatively Knex free except a few mentions in the contest listing. Good or bad depending on how you look at it.

Topic by caitlinsdad 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Robot in Phun

As you may possibly recall,the Instructables Robot was made in SketchUp. I was inspired by that and today,a few mins before,I made the Robot in Phun,the 2D physics sandbox. It is low in detail but that can only be changed by your improvement! *hand comes out of monitor,pointing to viewer*

Topic by Derin 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago