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Boot lacing hooks?

Im trying to find hooks that are used most commonly on boots. These boots are a good example: looked all over the web, but can't seem to find anything even similar. I don't make shoes, so I really don't know where to start to find them, I may not even have the right name. I need them to make a type of corset. If anyone knows what Im talking about and could help I'd appreciate it alot! I just am completely clueless! Please help!!

Topic by ricecrispytreats    |  last reply

Grappling hook gun

I want to know how to make the smallest grappling hook gun and the mot powerful

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Tile coat hook

Hi, I bought a small tile from a thrift store the other day and want to make it into a coat hook. Something similar to the attached image. Not sure how/where to start. Can anybody help? :_( z

Topic by Monstr    |  last reply

Knex Grappling Hook

I had an Idea. Basically, you have a lame set of grappling hook arms that dont Do anything, well change it so that when the hook hits the object, it closes the arms....block trigger perhaps. I know I Am Canadian, Shadowman ect would be able to design and build this in like 30 minutes, but i was thinking someone could give it a working on it too! Thanks in advance Hedzup456

Topic by hedzup456  

Hook a generator to the house

What is needed to hook a generator up to the house and basicall only have to buy what energy the genrator does not create? I have a free fuel source from time to time and was wanting to take advantage of it.?

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Simple Hook-up?

Does anyone know a super simple game console hook-up? I don't really know much about circuit boards, and electronics, but I'd like to learn. What I mean by simple is: a power supply plug for it, AV cable plugin, an on/off switch, controller ports, and game cartridge port. To be specific, I'd like to be able to build a smaller, simpler version of a Sega Genesis, or N64, or whatever.                                                             --- Thanks!!

Topic by kenizl86  

making a grappling hook ?

I know there are already instructables on grappling hooks but none are quite what i want . criteria are :strong,cheap, a good weight heavy enough to get distance on a throw but not so much that it feels like carrying round a rock , adaptable from tasks like getting up a tree to using as an anchor from a boat(which i plan to make at some point) to dragging logs around etc. i have an idea of welding together some heavy duty nails or screws.   or possibly putting some screws into wood but im worried that the former would be quite difficult for me to make with m lack of experience and the latter to be to weak .so please could anyone reading this put there ideas forward ,  thanks wood wizard

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Special hook for survival equipment


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Hooking up ipod to a TV Answered

I have a device that you can stick your ipod in and play music on your TV.  It is like those chargers at hotels that the ipod stands up on, only much smaller.  It is hooked up into the TV.  I have been told that you can have your games that you play on your ipod on the big screen as well.  It doesn't work, though.  Is this true?  And if so, how do you do it?

Question by FrenchFrog    |  last reply

Hooking up an FM antenna?

I recently got a new power amplifier/tuner from my dad's buddy. On the back, where you hook up the antennas, there are 4 terminals: 2 for FM and 2 For AM. One on the AM side is for the antenna, and the other is ground. This make sense to me, because an AM loop antenna has two wires which need to be hooked up. On the FM side though, it also has a terminal for ground... From what I understand, FM antennas are composed of a single "wire", like those coming out of radios or the ones on cars. What's the ground on the FM side for?

Question by tylervitale  

Ipod hook up to speakers?

I recently purchased an RCA mp3/mp4,etc player with intent to hook up to speakers.   I am going the "ipod" route only because of capacity with desire to have simple way ot storing huge amount of audio which I want to play thru speakers.   Today I purch a $10 stereo ipod dock thinking I could simply plug my RCA device in from the earphone jack.  When I do that I get a humming sound but no music.  Am I way off in thinking that this should work.  If this is wrong, how does an ipod get connected to an ipod dock?

Question by almostnovice    |  last reply

Coil Gun / Grappling Hook.

Hey Everyone!  I am kind of an amatuer prop designer and I've recently been taken with pocket sized coil guns. My question is quite simple: I would like to know what disposable camera (brand) contains an LED indicator that flashes/turns on when the capacitor is fully charged? I've seen one such disposable camera used in this post: I would love to know the exact brand or alternatives.  I would really appreciate any and all help and would love to post the resulting product. 

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What is this metal tower used for?

I'm currently using it to hold my air plants, but what is this metal tower actually supposed to be? I found it at Goodwill. It is 2' tall, black metal, and has three hooks at the top.

Question by sebowe    |  last reply

how to hook up phone jack?

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how to hook up ethernet splitter?

trying to run to dvd player

Question by chawal    |  last reply

to hook-up portable washer to sink

 when putting the adapter on do i hold in the red button or what.never did before.please help

Question by liltonyia    |  last reply

How Instructables Hooked Me Up

Has posting a project on Instructables and being a member of our community helped you nail an interview / get your dream job / propose to your partner /  get an A on a school project / muster up the courage to ask someone out?? We want to hear your stories! Please share them below

Topic by kazmataz    |  last reply

Multi Hook Ups for DJ purposes

I do a alot of garage party djing with my old stereo system, with a plug in through the AUX ports, from my Ipod, and I was wondering, could I split this cord so i have to sets of banana plugs, so that I could plug it into my stereo system and my guitar amp? And would this affect the sound quality much? Thanks

Topic by isitflamable451    |  last reply

Need help hooking up a speaker

I made a mistake when ordering some speakers for a project and ended up with specialty marine speakers. They only came with the speakers themselves and some red/black wires that plug into the back. They're still good so I'd like to get them set up but I have no idea how and no experience with wiring electronics. Can somebody help me figure out how to convert these into regular speakers with a wall plug and audio jack? As for the specs: 200w peak power and 4 ohm impedance. Any help appreciated.

Topic by Ronmarru    |  last reply

how do i hook this up? Answered

I am working on a wireless project, and i got a wireless r/c chip for the remote. it is a common sctx2b, in the 14 pin variety. so i looked up the datasheet, aand it was in chinese. i translated it and found what i needed: 1 RIGHTB this pin grounded, select the right function 2 TESTB test side 3 GND power supply negative 4 BACK WARDB this pin grounded, check back function 5 FORWARDB this pin grounded, check the forward function 6 TURBOB this pin grounded, check the flip function 7 SC with a carrier frequency of the encoded signal output 8 SO not the encoding signal with carrier frequency output 9 VDD Positive Power Supply 10 PC power supply control output 11 OSCO oscillator output 12 OSCI oscillator input 13 FOSC test side 14 LEFTB this pin grounded, check the left function so my question is, what do SC,SO,and Pc do? (7,8,10) which one is the antenna?

Question by zack247    |  last reply

how do you make a door hook? Answered

How do you make a door hook for my room 

Question by jacobzman    |  last reply

how to hook t v screen to computer?

I have an H D monitor that i want to use to view items from my desk top.

Question by roccbottom    |  last reply

Shading Rug hooking wool with Tide detergent?

Tide detergent:  I took a rug hooking class a number of years ago, and one session was all about dying.  The woman had a special technique for shading the wool using TIDE detergent (and it HAD to be tide).  She would have one color of a wool, and then soak it is tide, and then add more water and soak the next piece of wool to make a lighter shade.  I have lost the actual instructions.  Does anybody know about this?

Question by dcdewitt    |  last reply

Is it safe to use old ornament hooks for jewelry? Answered

I want to use some old, "giant staple-looking" ornament hooks to make beaded charms to hang off a choker, but I don't know what the hooks are made of. I don't really know anything about beading materials or jewelry-making in general. The packaging's long gone and they've been sitting in the toolbox for years. I made one charm and want to make more, but I don't know whether it's okay to keep using these hooks or use wire that's actually sold as wire for jewelry-making. Aside from "don't stab yourself, don't ingest the wire," I'd like to know whether this kind of metal can cause skin irritation or rashes or if that's an issue with any sort of metal (if the latter, is there anything I can do about it?). Unfortunately, I haven't tried wearing the charm I made because I have a bug bite on neck; the charm would brush right up against it. My fingers seem fine, though.

Question by Selceta    |  last reply

Paper Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary School

UPDATE: They have plenty of snowflakes and can't take any more! "Millions of snowflakes were sent in from all over the world.  The school was a winter wonderland for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School's first day back since the tragedy.  So many infact there was a 18 wheeler truck full of them and still more were coming to Newtown." full story here Last week's tragedy in Connecticut was devastating for parents, teachers, and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Those students will be returning to a new school after the winter break, which hasn't been used for a while. The children need your help in creating a winter wonderland when they get there! Newtown PTSA has asked the Instructables community for help. You can help by creating paper snowflakes to help decorate the new school, and sending it to them! Mail snowflakes (or any donations to): Connecticut PTSA 60 Connolly Parkway Building 12, Suite 103 Hamden, CT 06514 Phone: 203-281-6617 CT PTSA page for this Connecticut PTSA is deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck our Newtown community. We have met with the PTA and community leaders in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary to offer our assistance at this very difficult time. They have asked us to spearhead the following efforts on their behalf: Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!! No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013. Coins for Sandy Hook Students can collect spare change to support their peers at Sandy Hook. Other fundraising ideas include Walk- A -Thons, Spirit Days, Pajama Days, etc. Please send contributions to “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” by February 14, 2012. Ongoing Fundraising Efforts Donations are being accepted indefinitely to the: “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” to support the ongoing needs of the Sandy Hook Community. Send checks to “Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514. Mail snowflakes or donations to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514. Phone: 203-281-6617 For questions or to reach anyone at Sandy Hook PTA, please email us at The Newtown community has requested monetary contributions, but we do know there may be service and product donations that will be offered. For service or product inquiries, please contact

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how do hook up cable, right? Answered

I have the tv hooked into a black box that has chan3-4 on it, in order to watch dvds/vhs', but when i ran a cable cord through the back, and used a splitter, so i wouldn't lose the movie option, it now doesn't show the movies unless i unhook the cable and even then there is a noise you hear along with the movie. i tried seeing if it's the channel settings either on the tv or the black box, it is not.

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how to hook 2 Hard drives together?

Well I'm told old hard drive ( not sate) wont work on the new computers. Or will they?. I want to copy the contents off my old HD to a new one in the computer.

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Can you hook a blender to a dimmer switch?

HI,  i need to be able to vary the speed of a blender, it has to go MUCH slower then a standard setting. And it needs to be infinitly adjustable.  HOw can this be accomplished. Keep in mind i know NOTHING about electrical systems or motors.  Thanks!

Question by estuvam    |  last reply

SDR - Software Defined Radio, are you hooked?

Using a cheap USB dongle and an antenna everyone can listen to broadcasts.This includes HAM radio, VHF, UHF, DAB, data servives, satellite communications and even the ISS.Pagers can be listed too if you still find someone using them but getting the latest weather might be nice as well.What are you listening to, what data do you decode?What is you best story in regards to your SDR experience?Prefered programs?

Question by Downunder35m  

How to hook up 2 batteries in parallel ?

I'm building a portable MP3 "boom box". I have two 12 V SLA batteries on hand, one is 12 V 4 AH and the other is 12 V 7 AH capacity. My question is: can these 2 batteries be connected, in parallel to power the amplifier I have ( 12 V) and 1) it would give me a ~ 11 AH battery? 2) could I charge them both, ( connected like that ) with a 12 V battery charger ( a automotive battery trickle charger) I have at hand?

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Does anyone know how to hook up a motor to a rectifier and then hook up the rectifier to a capacitator and LED?

Hi Does anyone know how to hook up a motor to a rectifier to convert AC to DC. Then the current needs to be passed to a capacitator, and finally discharged to an LED. I am doing this for my science fair. Thank you!

Question by ronney    |  last reply

how do I hook it up to a power source? what outlet holes do I hook it up to?

I have a obit and need to know which input lead goes where.

Question by linusmadrone    |  last reply

can you hook the neutral directly to the live wire? Answered

Can you hook the neutral directly to the hot  wire? safely?  if it is not safe, why is it safe to hook the hot and neutral to the primary of a transformer?

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Is there a way to hook a car sub up to my lappy?

Can i hook up a car sub to my laptop?

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I was working on an electronic igniter and i was wondering how to hook up headphone jacks and plugs correctly.

Topic by logan291sal  

Can you hook up to the internet without an isp ?

I would like to know how to hook up on the internet without having to pay an isp for hookup..

Question by maruawe    |  last reply

What can you use hook up wire for? Answered

And I'm not talking about things with cars I'm talking about the stuff you get at radio shack

Question by husker    |  last reply

Help hooking up parallax axis2 joy stick

Hi, I'm trying to hook up a parallax axis 2 joy stick to a Atari punk synth that I've been making using a design I got off of instructables. The design uses two 555 timers. I can only get half of the joy stick to work, meaning that when I move the stick it only makes sound when moved up and to the right. I'm not sure why I can't get the other side of the joy stick to work so I'm wondering if anyone can help. Currently the joy stick is hooked up with both of the ground terminals hooked to the ground, L/R+ and U/D+ hooked to the positive. The rest of the terminals are hooked up to pin 7 on one of the 555 timers. This is pretty much the way I've seen it hooked up in other designs, but those designs used arduinos so it was a little different.

Topic by wickednick  

Is there a way to hook up my SNES to my laptop?

I have an old SNES which I still play and I was wondering if there is a way I can hook it up to my laptop.

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can i hook up an engine to a razor scooter? Answered

I have an old scooter that i want to do something cool with. is there any way i can do something like hook up a leaf blower to it or something? thanks

Question by Dread_Neck    |  last reply

Can I hook a USB printer to a wireless router?

I had an HP printer with an Ethernet port hooked up to my wireless router so I could print from the laptop in the other room. Worked great til the printer broke. Just bought a new Kodak printer, but it only has USB. As it stands I have to carry the laptop to the other room and hook it up via USB to print. Is it possible to hook up my USB printer through the router?

Question by jims72    |  last reply

Is there a way to hook up a laptop to a regular CT TV?

I want to watch movies I have on my computer on the TV.

Question by Flash635  

Is it possible to hook up a flash drive to a GBA SP?? Answered

 Is it possible to hook up a flash drive to a GBA? because I dont have the money to buy myself an R4 or something similar, and I wanted to know if its possible to use a flash drive the same way as one of  those.

Question by Soopah Steve    |  last reply

How do you hook up a battery to an Arduino?

I am making a circuit out of an Arduino Duemilanove and a 9v battery. To hook up the battery, you connect negative to Gnd under "power", but where does positive go? Vin, or 5v? I want to power other components (motors, LEDs, etc.) with the battery too. How can I access the power?

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how do i hook up my equalizer?

Our radio broke so my dad got a new one on craigslist, the guy also gave us an equalizer and a few speakers. my dad didnt want the speakers or equalizer so he gave it to me. i cant hook up the equalizer to the two speakers (left and right).

Question by tim127    |  last reply

how do i hook up an audio potentiometer ?

I have a bose comercial powered subwoofer. It plays good & strong, but it only has  treble & bass controls. On the back, in the j-box for the connetions, there are two screw terminals labeled "volume control". Went to Fry's & got a 10k audio pot, but it's got three prongs. Since there are only two screws, I'm at a bit of a loss on this one. The unit produces 350 watts @ 8 ohms, with hook ups for four satalite speakers. any ideas?

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