I found this huge apple in my grandparent's back garden (yard)! I have never seen an apple so big before...
Topic by Plasmana | last reply
I was looking at this huge fish tank at a music club in seattle. it was huge, and it looked awesome. it was alt water and looked like something you'd find in the ocean. well, I wanted to do something like this. any Ideas for making a really big fish tank really cheap? I was thinking on the lines of plastic personally...
Topic by mexx.admin | last reply
Ok, this is the second time it happened, when I opened up instructables, I was logged into someone else's name. Today, I was Austinbwood when I came. If this is happening to other people, they could be changing personal information. I have no idea where the problem is, but it has happened twice.
Topic by Weissensteinburg | last reply
In art class in school the other day, I took a bunch of random things - this metal thing, some yard sticks, a ruler, fishing line, a plastic thing, and this wooden bit, and made a giant working cross bow. The trigger system consists of two chip clips. With a bad piece of fishing line, the rnage is 40 feet.
Topic by sugg22 | last reply
In art class in school today, I took a bunch of random things - this metal thing, some yard sticks, a ruler, fishing line, a plastic thing, and this wooden bit, and made a giant working cross bow. The trigger system consists of two chip clips. I haven't tested the range yet, but when I do I will post the stats!
Topic by sugg22 | last reply
I found this HUGE spider in my house!!! That is the biggest spider I have ever seen in my life! :OI don't know what kind of spider is that, can you please tell me!I will give you some clues...Found in south London UKHas some hair all over its body and legsHas dark red legsHas brown/black bodyHas two funny looking antenna (with a 'ball' on the end) on its headAlso, I used a pound coin and a penny to scale its size.I hope you know what this creepy crawly is!(UPDATED)Thank you for telling me what that spider is! A common brown spider...They are harmless, large, and very common in southern UK and in most places of the southern world... You americans should be happy about not having those giant spiders crawling around your homes.
Topic by Plasmana | last reply
So now all I need is $100k and I'm ready to rock. watch the videoJefferson Y. Han likes big computer monitors. If a screen is large enough, four or five people can work at it together, rearranging blueprints, say, or editing photos. But they can't do that if they're taking turns at a keyboard and mouse. The answer, which Han demonstrates on a 3 x 8-ft. monitor in his lab at New York University, is multitouch input. It allows any number of users to lay hands on the screen as if they were manipulating real objects. On the monitor, recently dubbed the Media Wall, Han uses his hands to spin a virtual globe and then zoom into the canyons of Manhattan. "A mouse is an indirect pointing device," Han says. "You're working with an object that's not on the screen. Multitouch computing is direct manipulation."Han, the son of Korean immigrants, drew inspiration from the way light diffuses when you touch a glass of water. It's a phenomenon known as "ÃÂfrustrated total internal reflection." Han attached LEDs to the side of a piece of clear acrylic Ã¢â¬Âhis screen" and mounted an infrared camera on the back. Light traveled through the acrylic. When Han touched the screen, some light diffused out and was captured by the camera. He then designed software that allows the screen to be used for operating mapping programs, handling photos and drawing animated figures. Perceptive Pixel, the business Han started with an NYU colleague, builds custom multitouch computers for private industry and military clients (and, now, to anyone with $100,000).Multitouch computing isn't new: the concept has been kicking around since the 1980s, and two Breakthrough Award-winning products, Apple's iPhone and Microsoft's Surface, use versions of it. Han's special contribution: Beyond his varied applications for multitouch computing lies a broad vision of how it can empower people to work together in new ways.
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I'm experimenting with lenses and want a big one(to big for the kiln) so i decided to try salt. I've grown small crystals in a pot almost 1 inch wide but don't have a clue how to scale it up.
Topic by AlbinoMoose308 | last reply
Scrabble is an obsession and I can completely understand why a couple would show so much love for the game that they would make an absolutely huge waterproof version for their backyard. Yup, it's lawn Scrabble and there's nothing wrong with that.He fashioned the board from pavers laid in a bed of sand â€” 225 of them, to be exact. He installed them all in one day and had the back pain to prove it.Jane Crane painted the bonus square in the proper colors and made letter tiles from craft-store wood plaques. She took apart shelves and reconfigured the pieces to make tile racks, and pavers and tiles were sealed to prevent water damage.Now Scrabble games at the Crane house are a physical as well as mental pursuit. The players have to get out of their seats to place their tiles on the board and pick new ones from the selection spread out face down in the grass.They haven't faced many challenges, other than having to light patio torches when darkness falls or dealing with the few times their dog, Maggie, has run across the game board. If it rains, they just take the game inside â€” on a regulation Scrabble board, that is.But you know, Jane Crane said, it's not as much fun. Link via Neatorama
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
There is a brilliant new contest - thousands of dollar's-worth of prizes, an outstanding opportunity to upgrade your whole Making capability.But only if you're American!Don't Craftsman sell tools to other countries?That's it - just a short rant.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Guys and Girls, it is with a big grin on my face that I would I would like to thank the Instructables team for awarding me pro-membership (albeit on a short term basis) for my two recent Instructables Chocolate Orange and/or Rum Truffles for Christmas! https://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Orange-andor-Rum-Truffles-for-Christmas/ Christmas Pudding Chocolate sweets! https://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Pudding-Chocolate-sweets/ I have been writing I'bles for some time now, and I get excited when I get that special 'Featured' email... But getting this little gift has brightened my day! Thanks everyone, if the incentive of Free Pro membership isn't enough for people to strive to writing great I'bles, I don't know what is! Thank you again Cheerio Jay
Topic by Biggsy | last reply
Hey all, I couldn't find anyone who sells these on the Internet so I'd like to find the best way to make them. The cups would be about 2ft tall, and would look just like a plastic cup used at beer parties. I'm throwing my buddy his bachelor party and this would be hilarious! I was thinking maybe carving half the cup out of a Styrofoam block then, laying fiberglass in it. Then gluing the two pieces together. I'm not sure about drinking out of a fiberglass cup though. Thoughts on building this, or a link where I could buy something like this would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
Topic by narino | last reply
To mark my retirement of making knex guns, From Tuesday the 24th of november, my whole set of K'nex will be up for sale on eBay, which is made up of the power tower crane, space tower, 2 cyber K'nex sets and countless other sets, and includes 4 boxes full of wheels, gears and motors (8 electric motors to be exact), i will ship internationally if requested and if you state that you are a K'nex gunner i will include the orginal semi-auto prototype that i created, a splodies grenade and launcher loaded and ready to fire and a large box of rubber bands free (this will be broken down if a non knex guner buys it) i will post a link to the sale after it has been listed and good luck! pictures uploaded...
Topic by bedbugg2 | last reply
I am planning on a project and I need to know how to make a huge hollow sphere? I was thinking about using paper mache around a huge sphere, but dont know where to start, like what would i paper mache around. I would like the sphere to be about 30"-40" in diameter. Even though Ive said it, please remember it needs to be about 30"-40" before you answer your question. Thanks!
Question by Hiyadudez | last reply
Check out these huge builds from these knex designers on Knex.comHere are some pictures of the biggest knex builds.Which include: The Capitol BuildingThe American Flag The Statue of LibertyAnd a 8 foot portrait of President ObamaThis really shows the endless possibilities from knex.You can read more Here.Killer~SafeCracker
Topic by Killer~SafeCracker | last reply
Ok I'm making a few projects and the cutoff for one of them (the bottom end of a bullet shell casing) is a perfect piece in the puzzle for another, i need a hole drill through it, so I got the drill of doom out and the apparent uber go through anything drill bits and the metal ones, I went to drill in to the bottom of this using the firing pin impression as a starter guide (it was dead centre) And at first I thought this was all going smoothly, and as I spun the drill up to full speed there was plenty of metal shavings coming out, I stopped for a look because a bit of distance had went by and there was a tiny dent in the subject, the drill bit however was noticeably shorter than before... the same bits as the ones we use for drilling out flint tubes in antique lighters, they're tough (it was bigger bit in this case but same type) so I tried the bog standard metal work bit it made no difference to the hole and was shredded away similarly. First of all what the hell is that striker made of and second of all what the hell drill bit can get through it, I knew they were tough, I couldn't be assed cutting one with just a hacksaw blade so i did it with the drill as a lathe...
Topic by killerjackalope | last reply
I have now already two of these huge ball valves we have on a machine at work.Soon I will have one or two more...The replacements always cost well in excess of $500, just for the part, excluding labour.If I am correct than even these big guys can be dismantled like their small cousins.Screw the screwed side open, remove the turning mechanism and them push the actual valve out.Please correct me if that might be different!The actual problem with ours is that after a few years of 24/7 use they start to leak through - not out in anyway.A visual inspection without taking them apart show build up on the ball part.No scratch marks or other damages that I can see.Where there is no build up it is shiny like a mirror.The seal are blue and clearly show the same abuse as the ball.I tried with some aluminium poking tool I made up and the debris is really hard and baked on onto these seal rings.My assumption is that only the seals started to fail.And as they are consumables I am starting to wonder if it is worth trying to find replacements and to clean up the valve after taking it apart.With only a manufacturer (from the machine, not the valve) part number but no markings or anthing on the valve itself I struggle to find any online place to check for genuine rebuild kits :(Any links for sites with lots of balls valves pictures (to be motorised) so I might one that looks identical?Last but not least: How to unscrew the damn thing?? LOLI tried in a vice with the largest set of plumbing pliers I could boorow but it won't budge at all.Would need an about 48mm spanner to grab the "nut" part of the valve.The pliers are almost a meter long but even swearing like the worst guy in town did not help to make anything move.Before cutting a custom made spanner from some re-inforcing steel plates: Is there any proper way of unscrewing a big ball valve?
Question by Downunder35m | last reply
I recently built a Huge catapult at my friends house out of old decking. It is 13 feet long with a 14 foot arm. My friend needs to get the drill fixed so we can finish and until then we are waiting anxiously. It should shoot a large, 10 pound rock about 100 feet. The next time I go over I'm gonna bring my camera and take a video of it, and guess what? It's powered 100% by torsion just like the Romans. It uses 2 inch diameter rope. I also made a Roman Scorpion which uses 1 inch diameter rope and shoots large arrows 100 feet.
Topic by Electroinnovation | last reply
I just tryed to DL 2 PDFs of instructables and they didnt come as expected... Stuck at 99%. So i canceled and redid them... See attrachment for result. Canceled again and retryed again, same result... The URLs of the 2 downloads: https://www.instructables.com/pdf/Personal-Mushroom-Farm/Personal-Mushroom-Farm.pdf https://www.instructables.com/pdf/Fathers-Day-DIY-Embossed-Leather-Luggage-Tag-Tie-C/Fathers-Day-DIY-Embossed-Leather-Luggage-Tag-Tie-C.pdf Firefox 29.01 15.5.2014 23:15 CET (GMT+1+DST)
Topic by Orngrimm | last reply
I found a few hv diode (1 Mega Volt) and some around 240 kv, but the question that I asked myself was if I could get DC current from a Tesla coil by rectifying it with a proper HV diode. Is it possible???
Question by arenavles | last reply
I have proubly a old satalite dish that is proubly around 10-15 feet wide, but it is like metal mesh but how could i use that to make a wifi reciever...ive recently read a instructable on how to make one with a satalite dish that is proubly like 3 ft wide...but what about mine... i know most people dont have a huge satalite dish like that but if you might have a idea on how to make what i have discribed then well talk...
Topic by yuckzee | last reply
I have this mirror that I like but it came with these huge overly sized lamps attached to it which I didn't particularly like and removed, which has left it with two large gaps in the frame. Is there a way to fill in these holes where I could possibly just paint over it so everything looks even or some sort of creative way to fill them in? here is what it looks like. front http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1239.jpg?t=1275868085 close up of gap http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1241.jpg?t=1275868112 back http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1242.jpg?t=1275868112
Topic by meghan20089 | last reply
Well, I was digging around in my one desk drawer and found these two soccer ball key chain light thingers, and I was like: "Hmm, are those BIG LEDs?" Further actions took place, and left me with two BIG LEDs. Now as I sat at my desk with tools, wire, plastic, and a bloody finger, My "Imagination Well" was dry. So, I am asking the community what I should do with these LEDs...
Topic by bumpus | last reply
Aight, so im back. for a short period of time, that is. I've realized that over the past few months i haven't touched my knex. Its become a childish past obsession to me. So, yeah, i've decided to sell the knex. Its 30 pounds of good pieces. Not the crappy pieces that no one uses. All the good stuff. Im talkin 250+ yellow 5ways. 1000+ green rods. Every piece imaginable. This was enough to make the Knexsayer, the tr18, and some oodaammo pistol at the same time. I've had a good time here, but , time to move on. So, how much for it? i was hoping to get above 150. i'll probably put it on ebay....
Topic by lioneatr | last reply
Hey guys, I thought you just might want to see a GIANT slinky that I got at a garage sale! And of Course I push it down the stairs too. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT3vSP5Yi8M And if you want to check out some other epic things on my channel, you should watch them!
Topic by Sreyo | last reply
Well, a few people knew about this, and I finally got around to putting up some pics. It has a new-ish handle that is really simple yet comfy, a new-ish handgrip that is simple yet comfy, a new-ish barrel that is out of the norm, a removable red rod mag, nine connectors of friction and a full black rod of ram pullback, a true trigger(duh), and a swinging bipod that attatches to the barrel when not in use. That's it for the pros. Now, it's rather bulky, it has so-so power(though I never really went for that), the barrel is sorta flimsy(workin on that), the trigger tends to not take too much pressure(workin on that), and the stock is wierd lookin. That's it for the cons. Yes, yes,yes,yes I know my camera is crappy....it's too bright in all lighting.... Ironically, I finished this two days before school starts, so I don't know when I'd be able to post it, if I intended to...but say your thoughts on it anyway.... Oh, and by the way, if you fell like leaving a random or off topic comment, I'm no Nazi *cough*TheDunkis*cough*.... I got to type this all over again, because it would seem that the first time, the pictures wouldn't upload.... If you need more pics of it, let meh know! Also, just to let you guys know, I had two options: 1- let this thing have more jams than a Smuckers factory, or 2- make it so it cant jam, but you have to lightly tap the pusher for it to shoot. I went with the latter, so it adds like one second to the firing rate....
Topic by apples!!!!! | last reply
I just updated my old computer to service pack 3 and I noticed that when it was going through the update proses that it was backing up my commuter. Once it had finished updating and it had been restarted. I checked to see how much space it had taken from my small 10 gb harddive and found that the update had taken up around 3.5gb of my hardrive. I is the huge amount of space taken up the fault of it backing up my hardrive? If so how can I remove just the backup?
Question by coolpizzadude | last reply
A wall-sized multi-touch and multiplayer version of Missile Command? Sign me up! Linkvia Engadget
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
The Instructables Build Night and Show and Tell was awesome! Tetranitrate set off a giant match, we made a whole bunch of Harry Potter wands, laser-etched an Apple iPhone, and much more!Check out the full recap of the evening here.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
This is so delightfully bizarre. An Internet project gets the help of online volunteers to locate Michael's white glove in each frame of a performance of Billy Jean. With that data others can make some crazy tweaks to it. This one is by far the best of the bunch.Really, just click the link and watch the video. It's great. awesome white glove footagevia Make
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
hey everyone i need help on my current procect it is very large and a part the swings around and if i turn off the moter it clicks alot and sometimes breaks so i need a gearbox that has a nuteral (where it can spin on its own) and a 1st gear and 1st gear needs to be slow.
Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak | last reply
BTW: I'm a kid, so I don't really have that many tools. So, if it's not much to ask, try to think of a project that doesn't have to use so much tools please?
Question by vpiev | last reply
A Japanese man called Jun Brick has finished building a 1:40 scale replica model of the Japanese battleship "Yamato" .. out of LEGOOver 100,000 LEGO bricks were used in the construction !Back in 2007 Jun Brick posted photos showing the construction so i can only assume it took over 3 years to build.Photos of the construction and loads of the finished ship can be found on his Geo Cities page(Which is in Japanese so i cant read it :S)Below are a selection of the most impressive photos.Video is not all still images, it has some great panoramic views and walkarounds Via Wired
Topic by =SMART= | last reply
I've just been hit with sort of a crazy idea. Feel free to call me names, laugh at my insanity, or point out the problems with my idea; it will probably help relieve your stress, not to mention knock some sense into my head. Here's my crazy idea. What if everyone on Instructables collaborated to build the World's Greatest Instructable? Think about it. Where have you ever seen a larger community of people, specializing in all areas, who love to get things done, meeting together in one place to share ideas and "Show & Tell"? Where have you ever seen a place with 12 year olds who can weld, collaborating with 50 year old electronics professionals? Where have you seen a place where people vote for each others entries in contests and help with suggestions to other peoples entries who they are competing against? This is such a great place I can't help but believe that we would build something more awesome than the world had ever seen. We could all get together and make something spectacular and outstanding. Please, leave your ideas. Thanks.
Topic by Gjdj3 | last reply
Im helping an elderly fella with parkinsons. Communication is difficult. sometimes he can type. if the keyboard was huge, it might help. Huge calculators have been around for a while. I cant find a huge qwerty board. id rather buy it than scratchbuild it, if possible. scratchbuild if necessary. Help?
Topic by Toga_Dan | last reply
Attention all knexers! I am about to sell all 40lbs of my knex pieces on ebay and if anyone would like to buy this huge lot just send me a pm and ill message you back when I put it on ebay. It will be selling as a buy it now for $180 or an auction starting at $140. Shipping will cost $50.
Topic by Electroinnovation
This TV would be awesome if it can be brought to life again! no need to build a beamer (video projector)!
Question by BobS | last reply
My dogs like to sit next to the window and gnaw at the wall. The chewed in this huge hole, I don't know how they did it. How do i fix it? I don't know ANYTHING about home repair. **Here are some pictures of the damage** It's crazy, but kinda funny too.
Question by Mrs BB | last reply
Graffiti artist Banksy has pulled off an epic stunt by painting a three-story piece in London. Using the best approach of acting naturally, he was able to put up scaffolding, hide the work behind a tarp, and then take it ll down to reveal what he did. And all of it was right next to a CCTV camera. Nice! Link via Neatorama
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I am gonna make all (yes all) the perk machines from Zombies. Well besides Im gonna do them life size. Im also gonna be making them functional(lights and the perk songs) as well, but, i need help to make it function with the bottles and everything. is there an easy way just putting a coin in and BOOM! Juggernaut comes out of the machine? Can anyone help me please?
Question by DasFitz