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Painting Title - "Arnolfini Marriage" Artist - Johannes van Eyck Year - 1434 People in Painting - Merchant Giovanni Arnolfini and wife Giovanna Cenami

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Hidden Door/Bookcase

I have a "man cave", as my wife calls it. It's basically my office, with all the decorations she won't let me put in the rest of the house along with my Ammunition Reloading Bench....anyway, there is no door. The hallway opens right into it.  I have a curtain there now but I have always wanted a secret door. I have looked at all the "instructables" pertaining to the hidden door, however I can't figure out what kind of door is a good door or where the hinges go or if i should use a pre-existing bookcase...any suggestions?

Question by marinecop1205    |  last reply


Hidden Belt Weapon

I was looking in google patents and I found this http://www.google.com/patents?id=13lQAAAAEBAJ&printsec;=abstract&zoom;=4#v=onepage&q;&f;=false  I'd love if someone made it.

Topic by jacker234    |  last reply


Hidden Door Latch

I am looking for a secret "latch" to open/close a bookcase that covers a hidden door. There are some nice electromagnet types but they are expensive and need power. Any ideas on a "Chinese puzzle" type of thing where you move a couple of things and it opens? I don't want the classic horror movie things like move a book, lever or statue 'cause that's the first thing someone would try. Just fishing for ideas!

Topic by Greenehouse    |  last reply


Hidden Proximity Sensor

Hey guys, I am trying to find a method of creating a hidden proximity sensor that would work similarly to a laser i.e. if the line of sight is broken then an output can be achieved, but without actually using lasers. There are a few problems, the sensor will be in a dark space and will have some smoke blown through the line of sight (lasers would be seen). I want the sensors to be hidden, so they will have to be mounted out of sight, but as they will be used in a relatively open space, i imagine this will mean on the ceiling. This will mean that they will have to detect all the way to the floor, so the range will probably have to be at least 8 feet. Does anybody have any ideas? i'd really appreciate any input. Neal

Topic by nezhead    |  last reply


brass knuckles hidden blade?

Hi! I'm trying to make brass knuckles with a blade hidden inside it's for a cosplay. The idea is to have brass knuckles and at one point in the action of a button and out a knife inside the brass knuckles in a small compartment inside the fist. For reference I have the OTF Assassins Creed hidden blade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJx2VCH3V44 But on a small scale and with a button instead of rope. As you would do ?? Thank you very much!

Question by marcoantonio.saldonguerrero  


The Assassins Creed Hidden Dagger

Altair ,the protagonist of the game Assassins Creed has a hidden dagger attached to his arm which is obviously spring loaded, but he unsheaths it by pressing a button with his pinky and retracts it with the same. I wanted to know if it is possible to make such a contraption and how it would work just to satisfy my curiosity. There are a number of videos on youtube but most of them are gravity driven or do not give any explaination so I'd be obliged if someone helped me out with this.

Topic by blckthng    |  last reply


Making a hidden blade help?

Im making a hidden blad and have most of the parts but don't have money for the ball bearing slides please help. I need to get them for free any ideas?

Question by paininthebutt    |  last reply


Hidden camera and listening devices

Could someone please let me know if I’m looking on the wrong spots or if someone knows of a way of building or buying a good device for finding hidden cameras and or listening devices also please.

Question by Jjpseismic    |  last reply


assassin's creed hidden blade

i had a cool idea for hidden blade we need 3 springs (the third one is to keep the rope strained and to activate the second trigger  both springs have |dX |>0: dX1 > 0 ,dX2<0 (one spring for showing the blade, ione - for hiding , unstrained length the same) then man pulls the rope connected with  the coil and this releases trigger A it cause spring 1 to reduce its length the blade appear then man releases the coil and activates the second trigger (B), which cause the blade's hiding it is only scheme, in real life it will take more springs and parts

Topic by KOLANICH  


Is there anything hidden in the star ratings?

In the comments on my instructable, two people said they rated it 5/5 stars. In the info tab, the stars report 2 ratings but only 3.25 stars. How is this possible?Here is the instructable:https://www.instructables.com/id/The-ultimate-heavy-duty-stackable-bullet-proof/Thanks for your time!Mikey

Topic by Mikey D    |  last reply


Assassins creed hidden blade for sale

I have got Assassins creed hidden blade, it is new. Just use one time in a cosplay party. But now I want to sale it for 50% off, is anyone interested in it? Here is the origin price and details: assassin’s creed hidden blade

Topic by minic  


my sd card files are hidden?

Picture files appear on my camera but when I put the sd card in my laptop it they don't show up

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ASSASSINS CREED II HIDDEN BLADE?

Does anyone know where there are instructions to make a assassins creed ii hidden blade that goes out but also retracts without being pointed up to do that. cant be gravity powered

Question by bossmansam    |  last reply


CNC, Hidden Bookshelf, Easter Crafts

  Hidden Door Bookshelf Car Mods Kids Easter Crafts Quiz Show Buzzer System DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine Easter Eggs Dyed with Onion Skin Easter Paracord Bracelet Easy Desktop 3-Axis CNC Build a Green House Simple CNC Motor Controller Chainmaille from Pop Tabs Use your Laptop as Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter Paracord Wrist Lanyard Wire your House with Cat 5

Topic by randofo    |  last reply


Assasins creed hidden blade mechanism?

I want to make a assasins creed hidden blade but i need to know if my mechanism would work. I drew it in paint . red means when the ring is pulled

Topic by OrIsIt    |  last reply


assassins creed hidden blade theory

Can someone please send me designs for the assassins creed hidden blade i want a real design not a paper cutout or a link to a real design

Topic by mr.militarymaster    |  last reply


xbox1kid's assassins creed hidden blade

Hello xbox1kid here in the last 62 hours i have got many comments on my hidden knife and most of which are ideas on how to improve it ,but i would like some more ideas. so post any ideas you have on improving the blade thanks xbox1kid

Topic by xbox1kid    |  last reply


Assassin's Creed Hidden blade *MODIFICATION*?

So i, like many others, have some strange obsession with Hidden Blades and really want one. However, i do not have the machines to make one from scratch like most of the walk thoughs on here, and since i do not have enough time at the moment, heres what i was wondering: Is there anyone out there with enough time, money, brains and skill to convert a shop bought hidden blade from spring loaded mechanism to the more realistic ring pull mechanism? I think it could potentially be quite a challenge, working around the already existing parts. I am talking about the blades on sites such as Forbidden Planet, and also i have found iconiccollectables.com selling them.

Topic by hiumata  


How can I view all the hidden files on my computer?

I ran virus scan and noticed a bunch of wierd files, mostly porn and XXX files. But when I went to the directory that they were supposedly listed under, they weren't there. I went into TOOLS and then FILE OPTIONS and selected VIEW HIDDEN FILES. But they still weren't there. Why can't I see the files so that I can manually delete them? I think there is a bunch of hidden stuff there that is slowing down my computer.

Question by Packers Widow    |  last reply


I am looking for a cheap, easy hidden blade that works with written steps. Is there anyone who can help me find it?

Also good looking and safe. And later on I gotta find a cheap, easy, good looking assassins creed costume.

Question by AgentHomemade36    |  last reply


How to conceal a door to a outside room?

I have a door in my back garden which is a room built onto my houser (you can only go in from the outside), from the inside you will never know it exists, the door needs to be concealed so no1 knows its there but i can still enter on regular basis, i have several ideas but i might need some tips on them in the door the bottom panel has been kicked out so i have just enouhg room to get in without having to open the door fully put a piece of wood with hinges over the door and grow a wall climbing plant up it buy a shed or metal shed and place it infront with a little hole in the back

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Movie Cliché: Hidden Wall Safe

So I am actually a bit surprised that there is no instructable on how to make a hidden wall safe. More or less I am wanting to build a hidden shelf area akin to that of a hidden wall safe. IE: you have a picture on the wall that moves in some way to reveal the hidden space behind it. Just wondering why no one has done it before? So 100 points to who can guess what my next project is :-P

Topic by HighWing    |  last reply


will this theory work for an assassins creed hidden blade? Answered

i built this theory but i did not try will it work? note : the circles are springs , strong ones note : the back end's reach = the long of the blade gets out + the tall of half your arm

Question by top.boy    |  last reply


Need help with my hidden blade design. Answered

Okay, so I'm thinking of making a hidden blade (Assassins creed style) and i thought a copper tube with a smaller copper (or pvc) tube inside would do for the sliding mechanism. To make it not slide with everything I put a weak magnet on the bottom so it will only slide with some force. The braking system (so the blade wouldn't fall out) is a rubber ring at the top that will let the blade through but not the copper tube. The only thing I need help with is the system that will prevent the blade from going back in the outer-tube. So plz help me with a design for that. I don't care if I have to put a switch or something to get it back in, it doesn't need to be with 1 hand.

Question by wwwouter    |  last reply



assassins creed hidden blade (following blueprints)

I will soon be working on a hidden blade as soon as i get the materials.I WILL post a tutorial!!!! 

Topic by darter365    |  last reply


Is there a hidden hinge that lifts a flush floor door?

Hinges for floor door/ trap door Is there a hidden hinge that lifts a flush floor door? As the door will be heavy, I'll use a gas piston to aid lifting and closing. I like the system used in http://kims-kitchen-remodel.blogspot.com/2009/01/basement-hatch.html but the hinges are visible. Thanks for looking!!! Miguel?

Question by greenroofer    |  last reply


Login button now hidden behind "Answers"

Hi All, After upgrading to Fedora 14 I find that the login button is now hidden behind the "Answers" tab at the top of the screen. See attached image.  I accidentally found a different way to login when I went to create this posting. Otherwise I'd been out of luck. I'm using FIrefox 3.6.13 as my browser. Thanks FisherOfRolander

Topic by WVvan    |  last reply


Is it possible to make our Instructables Private or Hidden?

Hello,We had posted different Instructables. However we are no longer supporting them. Is it possible to make our Instructables Private or Hidden? Otherwise I'll have to delete them :(Regards,Sanjay Kumar

Question by deligence    |  last reply


Is this a hidden microphone or some kind of power supply? Answered

The button on the left clicks in like a pen and an internal lever locks it into place.  It will not ever release unless the unit is disassembled.  After pressing the end, the internal pin makes contact with the metal can on the right.  The can was broken open open during extraction and has a core of an unknown material.  There is also a single wire protruding from the side.  The insulation originally covered the wire.  Markings on the plastic housing are NB and under the NB, a lower case letter "a".  It is about an inch long.  A larger, milder spring and internal pin that looked like a tiny nail that was in the square housing are not in the image.

Question by spacetime    |  last reply


I think I will attempt an hidden blade

I've seen the builds on the internet using a drawer slider mechanism or one from a toolbox. They are cool, but I want to try one with a really powerful locking motion. So as I sat thinking on how to do this, I discovered that the answer was right in my hands. A clicky pen. It shoots out quickly, locks in place sturdy, and then shoots back in. I think that combining this "clicky pen" mechanism with the drawer slider mechanism, I could really do it. Any ideas/tips/criticism/comments on what to do here?

Topic by Zacharoni    |  last reply


How could I make a hidden space in my room? Answered

I have a fairly small room and i want to make a hidden space big enough for a small person to fit in. Could i build a piece of furniture and a compartment in the back? What about making fake drawers under the bed? Are these awful ideas? Do you have any more? p.s. I don't have a closet.

Question by Herbal_T    |  last reply


How to Make an Invisible Trail?

I am trying to make a hidden trail that can only be followed with a black light. This will essentially be done by following a series of "bread crumbs" that are only visible in the UV spectrum. I've had some success with a highlighter; the bark soaks up the ink, making it invisible to the naked eye. It's lasted a few rainy days, but I am not certain it will last for (at least) several months. I was wondering if there is another way to do this, one that is a little more weatherproof.

Question by Spl1nt3rC3ll    |  last reply


How can i make a fingerprint reader to unlock a door? (Preferably under £20)?

Hey,    I'm wanting to make a fingerprint scanner to go on a hidden door (made into a bookcase), the hiding of the scanner isn't a factor i'm worrying about at the moment - But i can't afford to pay out like £50 just for a scanner! Or if you can think of any alternatives to this, that would be great too! (: Thanks!

Question by Squiggmont    |  last reply


Spell check and next step button

 Two points i've seen: The spell check does not recognize "instructables" as a real word, despite it being used in almost every instructable. It also appears to be having some issues with contractions such as "i've" instead of  "I have". Secondly, the "next step" button is often hidden behind the box with the facebook, embed, flag, etc. in it when there is only a small amount of text on the step. While writing this, another problem appeared in the spell check, as shown in the attached image.

Topic by The Skinnerz    |  last reply


Ghost-Instructable - it's there but it's not

I've published a german instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/EMSA-Gewürzgläser-beschriften). I can find it via google (seraching for "EMSA Gewürzgläser Schriftart" first result entry), but if I look under "You" - "Instructables (1)" it says Puiblished (1) You haven't published any instructables, yet ??? Could it be there are problems with german umlauts in instructable names?

Topic by RobertKuhlmann    |  last reply


Telephone line power help? Answered

Found a cool video from kip kay where in he tapped free energy from phoneline to power LED lamp. I tested my phone line with a multimeter. The readings were as follows; Voltage - 53.8V (DC) Amp - 61.9 So the power running through the phone is 3.33 watts approx. So which resistors and circuits should i use to harness all 3 watts of energy from this secret source?

Question by vic86m    |  last reply


Why doesn't Instructables have a hidden compartments contest? Answered

Instructables shows people how to do everything; except make secret compartments.  They should have a contest for it to see which one is the best, and blah blah blah, they get prizes, blah blah blah, you should all know the drill for contests by now. Afternote: Hey thanks guys!! Hopefully soon there will be a hidden compartments contest.  Can't wait to see the results!

Question by whiskrs    |  last reply


how can i detect a hidden survaillance camera?

How can i get information leading upon a hidden surveillance camera device

Question by pban    |  last reply


hidden Millennium Falcon in Episode 2 of star wars

While I was watching Star Wars the other day, I noticed that there are 3 Millennium Falcons hidden right as Anikin and Padme are landing on Naboo.  Look to the left, it's just above the yellow and orange things near the bottom. Maybe the Millennium Falcon isn't a unique ship. o.0

Topic by ry25920    |  last reply


Assassin's Creed Hidden blade *MODIFICATION* Video anyone?

So i, like many others, have some strange obsession with Hidden Blades and really want one. However, i do not have the machines to make one from scratch like most of the walk thoughs on here, and since i do not have enough time at the moment, heres what i was wondering: Is there anyone out there with enough time, money, brains and skill to convert a shop bought hidden blade from spring loaded mechanism to the more realistic ring pull mechanism? I think it could potentially be quite a challenge, working around the already existing parts. I am talking about the blades on sites such as Forbidden Planet, and also i have found iconiccollectables.com selling them.

Question by hiumata    |  last reply


(newsletter) Hidden Compartment, Watermelon Keg, Ferret Wheelchair...

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Topic by fungus amungus  


Hidden dangers of receips and dockets printed on thermal paper

Ever wondered how these thermal papers for your fax machine or supermarket docket work? Nothing that is printed by fast machines for you these days uses ink when it comes to cheaply producing a parking docket for example. If you played around with these papers you already know they turn black when you apply heat. A soldering iron at low heat makes a nice pencil on them... But what if you pet or kid loves to play with these papers? Often they like do just jast with the receipt for your fast food if found inside the bag ;) Most people would not consider a piece of paper as a health risk, but for thermal paper this can often be a different story. A lot of these papers still use bisphenol in one form or the other to develop the ink from crystal clear to black. Feel free to read up on it on Wikipedia - I recommend it! They also have more info on the thermal paper itself, including alternatives to bisphenol. Although recent studies are in favour of the thermal paper, when handled correctly some also show an increased risk for those dealing with a lot of paper - like the people working at cash registers in a really busy shop. Bisphenol can get into the body through the skin and by ingestion - for example when your kid tries to chew on it. As noone really knows where the paper you got came from it is a guessing game to figure out if it is free of harmful chemicals... So the best option is to avoid exposure when possible. If you know your kids or pets might to try eating some paper then make sure you don't leave any thermal paper around where they could reach it. But there is good news too as more and more countries try to set standards for thermal paper in regards to harmful chemical levels and protective coatings. Cheap paper for almost any priter out there can always be ordered from asia to avoid higher costs of local and safe paper though...

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Does anyone know how to make an assassin's creed hidden knife that also had the activation ring with it?

Ive seen alot of assassin's creed hidden blades but none of them have the acctivation ring does anyone know how to make a hidden blade that has a working activation ring?

Question by mchs60chip    |  last reply


What do popular songs sound like they're ''really'' describing to you? What hidden meanings can you find?

What is an example of a song that is about one thing that you think sounds like something else? For example, I think the song "Disturbia" by Rihanna, describes grief. The chorus lines go: It's a thief in the night to come and grab you/It can creep up inside you and consume you/A disease of the mind it can control you It's really about disturbing things that happen in suburbia, but to me anyway, my interpretation is correct. So what songs do you have like that?

Topic by Lithium Rain    |  last reply


Whoa ! I signed in and thought the forums had been eliminated...

Took me a good 5-6 minutes to find them again.  Is this on purpose? 

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


I Found This Place...

Hi, I found this place in Derbyshire called Ible. 'ible is short for Instructables so I thought this might be cool to show you guys! NM

Topic by NatNoBrains    |  last reply


Is there any way to make a file into a folder under Windows?

I know you're thinking I could just rename it to .tar and untar it, but is there any way to rename the file, change the registry or ownership to make Windows treat it as a folder? And would changing it back work the same way?

Question by Nofew    |  last reply


Image notes at bottom of image don't show caption

The final image on https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Skull-Display/ has an image note that reaches to the bottom edge of the image, which means the caption (positioned below the mouseover box) falls off the bottom of the image and can't be read.  A little "smartness" in caption placement would sort this out- if the note is within a short distance of the bottom of the image, place the caption to the right instead. I can't remember if the old image layout did this as well but I don't see why the layout change would have caused this bug.

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