I need some idea that seems like it was the first thing to a second graders mind when you asked him to write a story. I can't tell you why. Also acceptable a paranoid 80 year old man. I need your ideas quick!!
Topic by tomonto | last reply
'CMON, I thought this was the idea-thinktank? Where are all the ideas? You know, some say that those who can't do something are the best when it comes to innovating about that thing because they don't know the limits of what can and can't be done.... That's what the rest of us are here for.
Topic by jongscx | last reply
This is one of those ideas that I came up with yet unfortunately I don't think that I will have the time nor effort to complete it. Yet I would love to see it come into fruition, and that's why I've decided to explain it here. What I would like to see is some crafty individual take the concept of the bristle bot and simply increase the magnitude of the dimensions and make it into a ride-able craft. This also could possibly be entered into the big and small challenge. Any questions that you might come up with I will gladly answer.
Topic by The Cartographer | last reply
Hi everyone, im starting to make some instructables soon and i don't have amny ideas, if anyone and i mean ANYONE has any dream of a cool explosive/bang thing etc. anything, doesnt even have to do with fire. if you do though post it as a comment in this and ill see what i can do with them. cmon people we want lots of instructables for this group
Topic by --Thatguy-- | last reply
I recently took apart an old blender (which was broken, but it turns out it only needed a new fuse) and a vacuum, and i'm left with two motors and the cords to plug them into a wall socket. i left the buttons on the blender so it functions at semi-controllable speeds. i feel horrible not putting them to some kind of use, but i keep drawing a blank on what to do. ideas?
Topic by timeeeee | last reply
Hi, I have an idea that I want to see come into fruition. I have the general idea of it figured out in my head, yet the lack of knowledge in key areas, and other projects, prevents me from completing it, although I would love to see it built. It goes as follows, By using the power of mice, construct an apparatus that functions in either one of two ways. The first way would use an exercise wheel (bought, or made) with magnets attached that would in turn power a fan in a column that would suck the air from the bottom of the enclosure to the top through a filter. I'm not sure how magnets work, but I know that they're used to create current which is what is needed. The second method would employ 3d printed gears to crank the fan round and round. Both would be made with a series of tubes, much like the internet, that would make it suck more. :]
Topic by The Cartographer | last reply
I'd like to see someone make a lawnmower that doesn't use a large stupid spinning fan, I'd like to see someone make something that uses the same principle as a harvester and makes little convenient bales or little grass blocks that could be easily used for other things. Its 2012, for gods sake, we should have some cool shit by now, and make it robotic too, where you can walk around your yard with your smart phone to let the mower know the perimeter as well as any other points of interest, like flower beds or dogs.
Topic by The Cartographer | last reply
Hey guys, it's me again. I decided to make this forum, as many people have awesome knex ideas, but arent experienced enough to make it, don't have the pieces, or anything else. Or maybe you have an idea that would be cool, and just suggest it here, people will see it and maybe pick up on it and decide on trying it out! Share your ideas, models, concepts and anything else! Your ideas can be anything, from small thing such as small model cars and ball machines to full auto mechs and awesome motors(V4, V8 type motors). Happy building!
Topic by Hiyadudez | last reply
There's been a lot of interest in Tesla floating about the community, with some of his more popular accomplishments (or claims depending on who you ask). What I'd like to see happen now is for some new ideas to crop up. In the interest of being thorough, I'll say that the Tesla turbine (and quite a few uses for it) has been done a few times over, and the wireless power is one of the more popular goals as of late. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not trying to dissuade anyone from exploring any ideas that have "been done." Rather, I would just like to see what can be done about some of the other ideas, like ball lightning, the earthquake machine, or even an exploration of his work in radio, or any other topics. So, to summarize, if you know of any of his ideas/claims/patents/inventions or whatever, feel free to at least post the idea here, and if you feel obliged, give it a go in an 'ible. Cheers, and good luck!
Topic by BorisTheSpider | last reply
Brilliant idea! :) If I were doing it I'd try to provide the following options: 1. wholesale (organic fairtrade) foodstuff 2. retail (organic fairtrade) ingredients for "cook your own" delicious nutritious meals (ideally with an option to use facilities on-site if possible, otherwise at home) 3. (organic fairtrade) restaurant serving meals. The trick would probably to be to come up with a few easy tasty healthy meals and bulk buy the ingredients. But with input from everyone in the wonderful open source way that shouldn't be a problem :)
Topic by jdaviescoates | last reply
So, I've stumbled across a load of old mugs (about 200) in a primary school near where I live. They said I could do what I want with them as they didn't know they had them and are surplus to requirement. They are made of china and all have saucers, (pics to follow), anyone got any ingenious ideas for them?
Question by AerosolJackalope | last reply
I have a couple of suggestions for new instructables features. Here they are.1. Add a button for rating the difficulty of an instructable, and one for how long it takes. Put them beside the rating buttons.2. Let me add groups to my favourites.3. Create somewhere where people can sell their creations, kinda like etsy -- Loads of people are selling stuff on etsy, and could be doing it right on instructables.***NEW IDEA*** 4. Find some way to get rid of the ads. They keep confusing me.And finally, a question:Is there anywhere where I can buy an instructables multi-tool or shirt? Or do I have to win one? If there's no shop, there should be one.
Topic by threecheersfornick | last reply
Hey, I would like to invite you all to check out my blog - ideasbychuck.com. I have been doing it for about two years now, and basically what it is is me giving away my ideas. It has been featured on Gawker.com, in Inventors Digest, and on CNN Headline News. Thanks, Chuck
Topic by ideasbychuck
Well I've got minecraft but I dont play online so, I usually like to build cool things to mess with like connecting islands via an underwater railway. However I'm running out of ideas of things to build. Post ideas of things to build below or post cool screenshots of things you've built and I'll add them to the idea list. Ideas: -Build a glass ball filled with lava in the sky. -Use binvox to convert 3d objects into minecraft schematics. -Use the new note blocks and create a circuit system that plays "The Entertainer."
Topic by bounty1012 | last reply
Here are some ideas that you can use if you give credit to me. NOTE: use the honor system, if you really did get these ideas by yourself then fine but be honest. Also if anyone wants to start one of these projects with me then send me a pm. lawn mower--------------i already tried but i failed cause i'm not good with gears :( full sized fan--------------same not good with gears rubix cube-----------------may not be possible mask skateboard TIME MACHINE (jk, but you could try) dog tennis ball thrower----------my dog is awesome backpack boat trimmer door basketball hoop scooter gun with gears like an airsoft one glasses (i think this is already done) picture frame jet skii elevator gum ball machine with tracks for the gum ball (like ball machines) full sized bike flamethrower (might need to use other stuff like FIRE YEAH I LOVE FIRE) hat bb easy loader for airsoft guns blowback gun There you are!
Topic by Football viking boy | last reply
I want to prank a girl who I hate because she's been spreading rumours about me. I'm not really very upset about that but I still think it needs to be justified so I'm looking for some harmless and inconspicuous pranks that won't get me into trouble. My class is going on a school trip for a week and I want to take that opportunity to get back at her. We're visiting a big city and will be touring around during the day stay in hotel rooms at night. I don't want a HUGE prank because that could get everyone into trouble and ruin the trip altogether. The perfect prank would be something that isn't obvious, so it can be blamed on just dumb luck, but something humiliating or at least bothersome.
Question by DoggyWaffles | last reply
Hey guys, I've got to do a project for school that needs to be fairly large, and the time limit is now until around next October. Basically I have to be able to present something, not necessarily something actually built but maybe something planned or designed, etc, along with an essay and a few other science fair type things. I have a couple ideas for stuff I want to do, but one problem is that anything I do has to relate to a couple different "Areas of Interaction", such as say, community and service, human ingenuity, health and social education, and environments (meaning any interaction between people to people, people to animals, people to earth etc.) Some of my ideas include learning animation, like CGI stuff in movies, designing and building my own guitar from scratch, throwing a band together and writing, recording and editing my own songs, or maybe making a short film..not really sure so any help with idea generation and going about doing some of these things would be greatly appreciated :)
Topic by Gohorns2005
So ive been thinking about an idea. the idea are these little robots that connect together by magnets and then build other robots also when there are two or more connected it can walk and build more. the only problem is, i have no idea how to do this. so if anyone can help me with this please contact me. also if this already exist please tell me. dont take my idea
Topic by minecraftpotato | last reply
Hey i have a couple ideas to enter in the epilog laser contest If you have any post em and get them reviewed. One idea i have is a Laser Pistol! its an old technique of stimulating photons. If it is run under the best conditions it can be up to 1,000,000 Watts at 1 ms bursts, post your new ideas
Topic by itsthatsguy | last reply
This could be considered a suggestion for the site -- but I'm curious of the forum response. Most of us have plenty of ideas (I happen to have journals just for this purpose) - but most of us lack the time/money to actually do them. Eventually the best/feasible ideas are actually completed - but there's plenty of other ideas out there.... So I am proposing a database of ideas/projects that you don't have the time, money or tools/knowhow to complete. These should be ideas that you don't mind putting out in the open. Along with the idea, a short description would be nice and how you think it should be completed... If this works, someone might see your idea and decide that he/she wants to give it a shot. With any luck -- many more of our ideas will get out there, well documented, etc. These ideas would otherwise be lost in our memories (or in my case living a slow death on paper :P). Curious what others think and if you want to add something -- post away :P
Topic by trebuchet03 | last reply
Hey Instructables, I'm a freelancer doing an article for a magazine on clever, fun ways families can save money. (Not the usual boring coupon-clipping stuff). I'm looking for ideas that are fresh & relatively easyâtoys, things for a home, etc. Share your ideas, and get credit for them in the piece. No kidding. Thanks!!
Topic by mchristo | last reply
Heres a spot we can put up ideas about mortars. look for "tennis ball mortar" for the base idea and then you can modify off of it. i been thinkin mabey mortar that can shoot like a shotgun, (air soft pellets or bbs) or a huge cannon that can shoot footballs lol. ill think on it and post somthing. good luck with ur ideas and have some fun. ...mabey pvc pipe for the barrel or somthing...
Topic by XI3 | last reply