How do I apply henna to my hands. Where do I get hold of free patterns.
Question by 1390 | last reply
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
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
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
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
We're building a Traveling Korean Memorial w/19 soldier figures walking through a rice paddy and 3 soldier figures making a campfire. We don't have the funds to purchase 22 mannequins so I'd like to make the hands which will be connected to rebar that will be the form of the figures. This Memorial will be setup outdoor as it displays across the country, so it needs to be able to withstand the elements. Thank you in advance.
Question by RemnantLdr | 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
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
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"?
Topic by Yonatan24 | 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
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
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
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
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...
Topic by PKM | last reply
You may feel puzzled or confused by aspects of the site - things that others seem to know, but you think are so simple you are embarrassed to ask about them.There is a group of members who have volunteered to help where they can.The members of the Volunteers group, are all happy to help - just send us a PM, and we'll do what we can, or pass you on to somebody who can do more.(Needless to say, if you want to be identifiable as somebody willing to help, then join the group.)
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I have recently inherited a powerful hand mixer. ex : images.google.com/images Making food has never been an interest to me, but I do have interest in the tool's potential. Inside the mixer is a 120V AC current (0.6A @60HZ) motor, along with several gears and the such. This absolutely reeks of usefulness. I would normally already have half a million ideas for this, but problem is, I'm at an inventor's block. This is where I ask you to come in, instuctables.com. I want as many ideas for this as possible, I don't care how ridiculous. Even if its a car that runs on pigsh*t, I won't mind. anyway, just food for thought. thanks. ps. if you were one of the the whopping 13 people who viewed my forum topic, yes, this is a repost. I think my reasoning is pretty dang obvious. pps. I'm mad about not being able to use bold font anymore... we had something going...
Question by rocksalt2342 | last reply
Ok, so I'm planning to make this instructable, it shoots out batteries at incredible velocities. It's fairly dangerous. It involves the use of match powder. However, it has come to my concern that people might worry or even hate me for posting this instructable. So I'm going to ask users on this instuctable if yes or no, they want me to post it. Here's a picture of the damage it can make. The first picture shows the side where the battery first stuck into the 3/4 inch thick wood, the second shows the other side where the battery left. So, do you want me to post it?
Topic by IlluminatedAntichrist | 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
Hello all, it's been a long time since I've posted anything here. I look at the site at least once a day though, just to see whats new. Anyhow, what I have is a 12 ft john boat that needs some sort of wheel attachment so that I can pull it through the woods between ponds with relative ease. What I have is a little bit of aluminium pipe and some wheelchair parts, as well as various nuts and bolts. I need a solution that involves no welding or brazing ( i think thats what its called ). I can cut/drill/bolt all day, but thats about it. Ive got a couple pics of what i have to work with. Any ideas would be great.
Topic by kithso | last reply
I am trying to build a boat for a physics project, and i wanted to try building one that used a propellor instead of the usual paddlewheel or oars that other students have used. I bought a 2-blade trolling propellor from Walmart, and i plan on attaching it to a crankshaft via a 4:1 belt drive ratio (so with every rotation of the crankshaft, the propellor spins 4 times). Two people will be turning the crankshaft , and the boat itself is stocky with a flat bottom and pointed end. Is this even possible, and will it actually get the boat to move at a reasonable speed? ("Reasonable" meaning rowboat-ish speed) I included a quick sketch of what im talking about, and a picture of the blueprints to the civil war submarine that I got the idea from, just for proof of concept.
Question by masterbuilder | last reply
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Topic by noahw | last reply
I am looking to have a way to unlock the door to my work/ wood/ hobby shop in my back yard with technology similar to that which has been used in some newer vehicles, whereby the trunk is unlocked and opened when the user places their leg under the rear bumper when they have their hands full. I don't know how this works, and I haven't heard of any possible problems with this technology. I'm assuming the user has some device carried on their person and there is some kind of proximity sensor or similar. I would be willing to carry what ever might be needed in my pocket at all times, just as I normally carry my wallet with me at all times. A fob of some sort, a card in the wallet. I just don't know how this works. I would like to also have a way to unlock the door should I ever forget the needed device, or in case of possible power outage, etc. Thank you all for any ideas you may have.
Question by stevecinstrfme | last reply
Thanks to everyone for participating in the Hands-on Learning Contest! We got a lot of great entries, and I’m very pleased with the overall quality of the entries that we received. The grand prize entry, ynze’s Make an LED Wall Piece in Class, won because of the quality of his presentation and the thought given to how other educators might be able to use the project in their own courses. If you’re launching a Maker class (yes, that’s a thing), this project demonstrates a framework for approaching guided building while still giving students the freedom to create something uniquely personal. Plus, the wall pieces look pretty cool. The other winners are equally deserving of praise. As usual, we ended up with some projects that are almost classroom-ready (the electric line aircraft, a space balloon, and invasive species control), and I fully expect that some enterprising educators will soon be using those projects with students. If you do so, shoot me a PM so I can interview you and your class. The remainder of projects are ready to be adapted for the classroom. The electrostatic motor, the tensegrity ball, and the laser-etched Aztec coin are ready to be snapped up by a teacher willing to work backwards to academically justify the project within their curriculum. Or they’ll make VERY engaging demonstrations. A special shout out to the young man responsible for launching a balloon into space. We’ve had space balloons before, but the documentation of his project was unusually detailed. If you’re launching a space balloon in the United States, that kid has blazed quite a trail for you. Well done, robotkid249. Please keep participating in these contests, because even if you didn't win a prize, you still helped to make learning more meaningful for students. If you're making hands-on teaching and learning easier for someone else, you've done a good thing (even if you don't get an electronic traffic light for your trouble.) Wade Wilgus Education Editor
Topic by wilgubeast | last reply
I want to learn usuage with combat knives, and fists. Some blocking teq's, more offensive punches/stabs/slice.
Question by PKTraceur | last reply
Well, hello there, I'm trying to figure out how to use some small flexible gas tubing of some kind and a sparker to make a project that will make it look like a flame is shooting out of each finger and thumb. I'm also trying to figure out a way to control the sparker and the highth of each flame without using my hands as they'll have flames shooting from my fingertips. So any thoughts? Thanks, Daemon Ulf
Topic by MintGreene | last reply
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
When i went to my page to check my inbox i looked at my instructables and one had that wooden looky hand next to it in white right next to edit. What is that and what's is mean? The pic wont work so i'll paste it, Knex Suspension Tuck Mods(edit) thats the hand ^^
Question by smattman22 | last reply
Take a good look at these crazy and beautiful hand-blown light sculptures. Prices are in the range of $200 - $1,300 and look like they're not recommended if you have small kids in the house, but hey, they come with a free filament replacement. artist pagevia BoingBoing
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply