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The Stuft Hut

My wife and I have just opened a new online store and would like you to visit and shop or sign up to open your own store. You can do this at the following : www.thestufthut.com

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How to build a hut?

I am setting up a table for international day and my group is representing the Darfur Refugees. I am in charge of making a hut/tent that resembles the conditions that the refugees have to live in. I have some scrap metal lying around and tarps and stuff, but I have no building skills. How should I go about making the hut?

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Child has to build a hut using any of these materials: popsicle sticks, wood, my question is, Huts are straw, mud.

Which material would be best to use: the popsicle sticks or wood? I have no clue about constructing a hut. It needs to be constructed and designed to replicate a hut. HELP! Only thing I know is huts were temporary shelters.

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Has anyone out there ever made one of these forest huts.

 I think I could figure it out, but I am not sure about foundation and waterproofing method http://www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/en/Discover-Sweden/Facilities-and-activities/Vastmanland/Vandrarhem/STF-Hostel-KolarbynSkinnskatteberg/Pictures/

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Portable debris hut frame possibility

I came up with this idea the other night for a portable frame for a debris hut. I was wonder what others thought of it's possibilities. I won't be able to build something like this for a while due to medical issues. If somebody builds this tell me how it worked please.

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What is the criteria for being featured?

I have just uploaded my first instructable and i wonder why it can not be seen at the first page as featured.... What is the criteria for being featured? I can see that the instructable is uploaded when i search for it (using eskimohut as a search word), so it seems to be uploaded correctly.

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How did the wind powered generators work that were made for African primitives using a vibrating vertical strip.? Answered

There was a great TV bit on the amazing benefits to some grasS hut dwelling natives of having a one watt battery powered light in the evening.  Reduced the birth rate by a third!   The generator was powered by a vertical strip of something flexible held at each end beside the hut.  The wind caused the strip to rapidly rotate back and forth at its center.  A magnet(s?) place at its midpoint fluttered rapidly back and forth in front of a coil to generate current to be stored in a small wet cell.  The wet cell was carried into the hut at night, attached to a one watt LED and voila!  It change their lives.  They could READ in their spare time.   WHO HAS ANY IDEA OF HOW I COULD MAKE SUCH A GENERATOR??

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NEED HELP FINDING NEW FISH NET FOR A WEDDING!

I went crazy looking for new fish net for my wedding.I finally found it at floridanets.net yahhh

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Can't publish a collection?

Hi all,I'm trying to publish a few collections in the teachers section that I have as draft in my account and every time I get the "oops something went wrong" error. I have really no idea where to start. Anyone having the same problem?Rolf

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i just got a guinea pig and all she does is sit in her little hut turned away? is she lonely mad? whats wrong with her Answered

Shes not very old. i got her a day ago. and she seems to like me but now im not sure cause she doesnt like me to take her out it doesnt seem, and when i put her back in the cage she runs over to the little hut and goes in it but i read that guinea pigs dont sleep that much, and she lays under there not moving very often well breathing but she just stays under there and if i turn it around to see her face i looks like shes sleeping but i dont know cause they dont sleep that often. also when i put her on the floor to run around she wont move.?

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how do i use a savonius wind turbine made from 200w electric scooter motor to charge 12v sla battery?

 the turbine is to charge a battery the battery will the run 2 12v caravan lights in a hut in the woods I am not electronically minded so you need to put the answer into laymans terms please many thanks 

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Small PV Solar Cell Charger Questions

I volunteer as a ski patroller at a ski resort in northern Vermont.  Like many other ski resorts, we monitor Family Radio Service (FRS) Channel 9-11 for skiers who might get lost or hurt within our resort's boundary or sometimes outside the resort boundaries.  Due to the FCC restriction that FRS channels are limited to only a half watt (0.5w) they have very limited range.  So in order to monitor channel 9-11 effectively, we keep FRS radios plugged in all over the mountain in all of our ski patrol huts where there are always patrollers on standby in case of injuries or lost skiers.  One of our huts does not have any electrical power, so we are constantly cycling freshly charged radios to and from that hut, almost every day.  It would be a lot less of a nuisance if we could charge that radio with solar power.   On the wall outlet plug for charging station for the radios we use, the label says the power output from the ac/dc adapter says it outputs 9VAC 200mA.  I assume this means 9 volts alternating current at 200 milliAmps.  Could I simply find a PV solar cell that outputs 9 volts a/c and connect it to the wire that runs into the radio charger?  Most of the PV cells I found online have a watt rating, but I'm not sure if that matters or not.  Where is a good place to find a specific PV cell for this purpose, for reasonable price? If anyone person in the Northeast is able to offer significant help for this, I could probably take care of one free lift ticket for your time and help.  I'm also posting an image of the wall outlet plug label and charging station. Thanks, David

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How would you build a moisture harvester?

Yes, the first thing nearly everyone remembers are the moisture farmers on Tatooine in Star Wars. Now, the question is, how would you go about building one? I was thinking about building a small hoop hut out of PVC but instead of of being a split cylinder, I was thinking of a donut shape of PVC covered with plastic. A center pan to catch water for harvesting the water or smaller holes in the drip pan itself for water delivery to the plants.

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Un-Publishing an instructable that's already entered into a contest

I published an instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Huts-Stuffe... and I entered into the copycat recipe contest. Shortly after, I realized I had made a couple minor mistakes in the writing, and I un-published the article, made the changes, and then I published it back again. I tried entering into the contest with the instructable again, but there was not option to enter that instructable into the contest. Will the instructable be entered into the contest, or will I have to make a completely new instructable?Thanks

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garage door opener was used for a rope gate, what can i use it for now?

 I have a garage opener, commercial grade that opened a wire "gate" across my lane to deter people from driving up to my house. It has a metal wheel welded onto it to wind the cable and it's in a little hut (gatehouse) to keep it from the weather. I have a few remotes for it. Now that I have moved, what can I do with this $500 garage door opener? I will take a photo next time I'm over there.

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Rooftop balcony on logcabin

This time no extensive Instructable project but a photo impression of my latest work. This is a rooftop balcony/belvedere at our log cabin, in the back of our garden, in Eben Emael. The view at the hill side of the valley is nice from a higher point of view. The photo's show how it is done. There are stairs to the gutter and from there to the balcony. The surface of this is 2 by 2 meter. The level above the ground is 2.8 m. All the wood are impregnated shelfs for stairs, floor and rail. It is fun to sit near the treetops and have in the same time a 180 degree panorama of the surrounding with a vault of heaven above you.

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Wedding photo booth with no power supply... Car battery?

Hello, We are getting married in July and we would like to set up a photo booth in a beach hut (Our wedding is on the beach) but there is no power supply there. I was thinking that this might be possible using a car battery but I am not sure where to start. We would like there to be a screen so that the people can see the photo they are going to take and hook it up with a DSLR. Also any set up can't be too heavy weight wise as it will need to be able to be carried down 100 steps! Any advice would be amazing! Thanks in advance! Jo

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How to Organise a Nerf gun war? Answered

So, soon it will be my 18th Birthday and instead of going out for a meal I have decided that I want to host a Nerf gun war of sorts. A while back me and some friends had a small nerf battle in my attic which was a success-ish. Really what I would like to do is to try to generate some game types as although firing at everyone is fun, I think rules need to be implemented.  I plan to invite around 15-20 people and host it at the local scout hut as I helped out with the Beaver section there for a time. Some ideas I've had are team deathmatch, capture the flag and zombies, if anyone has tried out anything like this any feedback on how it went, or ideas of rules would be great, Thanks in advance, Jack

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i just want to escape!!!!!!

Ok so here is a true love story it goes guys i am a single mom from the US and im in love with a man from the UK. we have been together for three years and we have been engaged for two years. we really want to get married and i have decided i would leave the US to be with him he said if i wanted to he would leave the UK instead but he has a home in UK and i am homeless in the US (yes homeless its not an exaggeration). he has been taking care of me since day one sending me help wen he can and buying us plane tickets so we can be with him. the problem is because of certain situations im only able for the time being to have a visitors visa and they only last six months. im here with him now on a visitors visa and only have six months then my son and i have to go back to the US where we'll have no where to live once we get there. before i got here we were living in a tent (no joke). im tired of doing this and so is he this is my third time to do a six month visa and it huts so much to say goodbye and know that wen i get off that plane i have to go into survival mode. We want to be together we dont care what country it is in but we would prefer some where in Europe cause he can live anywhere there but what about me is there a place in Europe that me and my son can go and not have to have a visa, we have been through so much already all we want to do is be together and be married , be a family, can any one help?

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World Maker Faire 2013 NYC

Sad pup eh? Me too. World Maker Faire 2013 in New York City. I am dissapoint. Only noteable for us is trying out the augmented reality system by Jeri Ellsworth. Instructables did not represent. Autodesk did not represent Instructables. @carlbass The assimilation is complete. #SADROBOT #NOSHIRT. We went to Maker Faire today, I took along Caitlin and her two school buddies.  I knew to input the GPS the coordinates of the offsite parking lot entrance where you get the shuttle bus to the actual Faire entrance. 10 clams at the door. Driving around the park is like GTA. They seemed to have the parking lot better organized with more people to direct cars to open spots and the efficient school bus lady who counted off groups of people to load the buses as soon as they pulled in. I suggest more speed bumps/potholes and sharper turns for the bus drivers to negotiate.  Entry was quick and simple with preprinted tickets - still that extra surcharge for getting them online though.  It was a pleasant surprise that there were some vendors giving out free food samples today.  An applesauce in a resealable space-food pouch and an iced tea drink. On the return trip, the shuttle bus driver begged you not to leave behind litter like those green applesauce pouches and kids.  Which by the way, all in good to set up recycling stations to throw out trash, but why not mark the one for trash, trash, soiled paper cups were thrown in the paper because the one I think for trash had a big list of other things and not trash.  Food vendors seem to have been spread out on the periphery of the grounds so they don't create that big logjam in the center to impede flow to the rest of the areas of the fairground. Prices were still at tourist levels considering the captive audience. Not too many posted prices and if you have to ask, you can't afford it.  They did have some vendor kids throughout hawking cold drinks.  The Beer Garden seemed to be the centerpiece of the Faire.  The play/activity area geared for the younger/toddler set seemed to be expanded and set more apart from the more advanced maker stuff.  We did the inside tour first since it was nice weather to spend the rest of the day outside.  There was the esoteric mix of individual projects. Art and game machines from mounds of electronic discards. Projects and kits looking to launch on kickstarter. And the always hidden in the back room e-textile projects. The upper floor gallery room is always the best because it contains the light up projects, usually from NYU ITP. Jeri Ellsworth had a prototype of her augmented reality glasses.  An interesting project was having cross polarized glasses to see the image on a matched LCD display which no one else can see without the special glasses. One project used the light output from the laptop display to "burn" the secret message image onto one of those glow-in-the dark phosphor sheets. I'm not sure if the pancake-bot made it to the Faire this year. The performance space was closed off. I guess they couldn't book Arc Attack which was there first two years of World Maker Faire. No real Burning Man kind of stuff or major steampunkery. Outside, 3-D printers galore, everyone has one, way too crowded. Hackerspaces showing off their stuff. Giant tent if you want to line up to learn to solder. Coke/Mentos show late in the afternoon. Giant mousetrap show and circus aerial acrobat training rig going on. Giant tent if you want to make a stomp rocket that they shoot off with a compressor.Giant line too. Didn't the Disney imagineers tell them a zigzag snaking line is better for crowd control and keep the customers happy? Didn't see any quadcopters in the air.  Maybe all flights grounded with the recent local fatal accident with an R/C helicopter.  Some kind of go-kart racetrack. Usual stalls of handmade jewelry, t-shirts, soaps, candles, someone had a more detailed ugly doll. Guy with his found object stringed instruments played them well.  Maker Shed shop was the usual. Dark and expensive.  No real discount there. But it brings us back to this.  After what seemed like miles of walking around back and forth. I had to ask information if Autodesk had a booth presence at Maker Faire.  They said yes, back by the 3-D printer village tent.  I think we missed them going through the tent and found them on the outside end. The plywood hut sponsored by Sketchup didn't seem like where the Instructables people were. I was looking for the orange Instructable banner.  Looking to see there were no Robot shirts around, I asked the Autodesk people there, any Instructables people around? No, confused, do you work for Instructables? No, they are not part of my group. Jessy and Camille are not here and will be back soon.  Well, okay, maybe they sent Jessyratfink out as part of her Autodesk peer-recognition award. that would be cool to meet her, Caitlin thought the same, they sent Jessyratfink to Maker Faire?  We wander around to check out the other stuff and come back. Still no sign of Robot shirts.  I ask again and I get sent to a guy who I think is named Jesse.  I think he just happens to be in the Consumer Group who says the other guy Andy is more familiar with Instructables.  They thought they had a box of some instructables stuff, who knows what happened to it.  He did thank us for wearing our Robot shirts though.  Gee, I was hoping there would be some Robot shirts for Caitlin and her friends, at least Robot stickers.  We came to Maker Faire this year as redemption for last year when that Autodesk henchman kicked the crate of shirts under the table when he saw us get close to the booth. Caitlin uses that as an example of "Not nice, Mr. Moustache-man." It disheartens me Instructables seems like some corporate step-child. I can feel the that vibe going on.   I don't think Robot carries brand recognition anymore. No one asked about our Robot shirts as we walked around.  Some hackerspace also uses a yellow robot as their logo. We may pass on Maker Faire next year if there is no need to see any real Instructables staff. Doesn't Randy need to go visit his mom or something?

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