Contest:Save Houston, Recycle Ike

Calling all instructables utilizing millions of cubic yards of wood mulch.The city of Houston is sponsoring a nationwide contest to utilize the 5.6 million cubic yards of tree waste collected since Hurricane Ike hit the scene.The city is already considering a number of ways to use the waste, including for erosion control, boiler fuel and electric generation, but the mayor said he hopes others will come forward with large-scale possibilities.So get creative! Redesign the paradigm! Think long-term and quick to implement. All participants must submit all information on the "Participate" page by Midnight October 31, 2008Need a brain jolt to get the creative juices flowing?Whet your appetite with some simple ideas from the community:Reclaimed Wood TableSalvage Old Barn WoodExpandable Hydroponics System from JunkCheck out Make's coverage and the official site: Recycle Ike for more information.

Topic by scoochmaroo 


Weather alert: Hurricane ike is gonna strike!

Cheesy titles aside, this is serious buisness! i live in houston, and the hurricane is heading strait for us. i'm a little scared, of course, and the roads are all clogged. My mom has been looking around for gas stations with gas left... it's a pretty big deal. houston is 45 miles from the water, and the hurricane has been moving around towards us, and gaining speed, all overnite. i'm praying to god it doesn't strike. the mayor has had press conferences, cancled work and school... we may have to evacuate! i'm hoping this won't be another katrina... any thoughts?

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waar woon je

Dit is een forum in het nederlands want ik vraag aan iedere nederlander waar die woont zo waar woon je ik ben erg nieuwgierig en ik woon in bergen op zoom in noord brabant

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Oodammo rifle met magazijn?!

''Mijn rifle'' Het is de Tr18 zonder turret. Ik heb geprobeerd hier een magazijn op te zetten, maar ik faalde... Nu is de vraag aan jullie: Kan iemand dat proberen?

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what is the name of the song? Answered

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD3yJWaj4lk ik its from 0:13 - 0:15, but wondering what the name of the song played is... and help would be greatly appreciated.

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I'bles website stats

Hi, Is there somewhere stats about the website and the community like: - number of active members, - number of posted I'bles - number of featured I'bles - average number of views - average number of "like" - most liked /viewed I'ble - most active L iked / viewed members - ect... etc.... It is my very own curiosity to know that. b.

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OMG!!! school is out for a week because of the hurricane!!!!!!!! what should i do with all this free time?

So... hurricane ike passed and i'm done cleaning up (afer 7 hours work) and now i find out i have a week without school!!!! what should i do with all this free time?

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Pronounciation for one of the longest words in the English Language, (Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis)

I found pronounciation for the longest words I've seen.Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis:Peumono = Noo-muh-NoUltra = Uhl-tra (DUH)Microscopic - Mahy-kruh-skop-ik (Double DUH)Silico - Sil-i-kohVolcano - Vol-key-noh (Triple DUH)Coniosis - Kon - ee - oh - sisPneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a disease you get from inhaling quartz dust.

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Giant sprinkles?

I making a giant Doughnut for my friend's Birthday; I'm going for something Homer Simpson would eat. I have everything figured out, but I really want some giant Sprinkles for it; ideally they would about one inch long with proportional width. People have already suggested Mike&Ikes; and that does not appeal to me. Ideally they would be flavorless sugar, just like real sprinkles, but don't let that hold you back. Thanks!

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Abuse of "Instructables"

The term "instructable" seems to have penetrated the public conciousness enough that people can appropriate the word to try and make themselves look legitimate.I came across this video on YouTube. It's a referral scam, but it calls itself an instructable!http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=a2-IK-8qKqkI have informed the user - (Link: http://uk.youtube.com/user/3ZCASH4U ) about his offence, but have had no response.Maybe other members would want to give him a piece of their mind?(I didn't have a associated image, so I've included this sneak preview of my next papercraft Instructable...)

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Dolphin Emulator help?

I am trying to play paper mario and the thousand year door on my computer using dolphin emulator (i am using the iso, not the game disc), and it appears, but when I click play, it doesn't load, it gives me a warning message that i can't read, and it doesn't shut down unless I force quit it. I have not tried any other games with it. Specs: Ubuntu Karmic Pentium 3 or 4 (ik, it will not be a very good game, but it should still run!) nvidia geforce4 go 460

Question by A-Nony-Mus   |  last reply


79 firebird sound system.... im just curious?

I recently bought a 79 firebird project car, but the electronic nut i am i found 2 pioneer 6X9s customly installed. my question is does anybody know where the other speakers are supposed to go? or for that matter where the originals are/where? i disassembled everything, the doors, dash... everything. im curious where i could install new ones. just curious. IK that at the moment sounds system is at the VERY end my my "to dos" on the car but i figured id ask. thanks a million, and much appreciated

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is it possible to connect a rotary encoder to a USB A input?

Hello everyone, i've been using a laptop for a long time now and my laptop uses a touchpad scrollwheel. as we all probably know: they s*ck. lately i found instruction on how to make a desktop scrollwheel (https://www.instructables.com/id/Desktop_Scroll_Wheel_and_Volume_Control/), but is was very unclear and very large. ik started thinking of making one myself. smaller than the one they build. i would make it out of a tictac barrel and an old rotary encoder from an even older mouse. i want to use USB A input becouse that's easy to use and it's on (almost) every computer. is there any way to connect the A,B,C pins of the rotary encoder to the pins of a USB A input? p.s. i know, my english s*cks

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Final Fantasy 6 magitek armor!

Hello, fellow instructables members! I was looking over Bug's steampunk chicken-walker mecha, and I had a most awesome idea. From the final fantasy game that screams "steampunk", I remember the cool walker mechas, the 'magitek armor'. See where I'm going with this? I plan to make a chicken-walker style Magitek armor costume! Now, I doubt my mecha will do the magiteks any justice, and I've never quite made a complete "costume" myself, save for a mashup medieval style outfit (makes me think of ike from fire emblem). So, if anyone has input, especially anyone who does steampunk, I'm all ears. Also, thank you again to the user "Bug" for the inspiration!

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What crazy weather! (Might not see me for a while.)

So I might not be around for a while. Turns out Hurricane Ike still had enough steam to send massive wind damage through Kentucky and Indiana as well as multiple other places. My neighborhood is completely out - we have trees down on cars and into houses, and power lines down all over the place.Most of Louisville is without electricity and it's not sounding so good - they're saying 3 days to 2-3 weeks before everyone gets power back because we sent so many emergency personal to Texas to help them out. But now I have to go to class and then try to find a place that still has food, candles and batteries left. And a place to charge my phone. Even the power where I work is out and has been for two days. :P Wish me luck! It's a madhouse here right now. I can't imagine what an actual hurricane could do after this.There are lots of crazy pictures here:http://www.courier-journal.com/

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Dutch knex guns, wars and other things

I know there are some Dutch knexers here. Since Holland is quite small, maybe we can have a war or share ideas. If you are Dutch tell me and if you're interested in a war say it. Since this is ment for Dutch people i will now continue in Dutch. Als het je wat lijkt om een keer een gevecht te houden PM me dan en ik zal proberen meer deelnemers te werven. Als je weet welke mensen met knex instructables Nederlands zijn post dan even een comment. Voor een war geldt:          minimaal 12 jaar oud                                              maximaal 15 jaar oud                                              minimaal 3 maanden ervaring met knex guns                                              over de tijd, locatie, plaats en regels kan worden gediscussieerd.                                              GEEN GEWEREN DIE VERDER SCHIETEN DAN 25 METER!!!!! als je tips hebt of je wilt gewoon wat kwijt, zeg het dan P.S. Use google translate if you want to know whats written in Dutch (it's just the age, experience and requirements) P.S. If you want to say something, post your comment in both Dutch and English if possible

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How to Unlock All Super Smash Bros. Brawls Characters Within Two Hours EASY!!!

WARNING!!! IF YOU READ ANY FURTHER THE FUN OF THE GAME MAY BE RUINED OR MAY BECOME MORE FUN DEPENDING ON YOUR GAMER ATTITUDE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE CONSEQUENCES BECAUSE AFTER YOU READ THIS YOU MAY BE TEMPTED TO DO THIS!!!!! Use the following trick to unlock all characters in under two hours. Enter VS. mode, and select Special Match mode. Set it to Stamina and Flower modes. At the character selection screen, give the CPU 1 health and your character anything over 1 health. Also, make sure that it is on 1 Life Stock mode. Set the map to Shadow Mosses Island, at least until Snake appears and you defeat him. Keep playing this way for approximately two hours and you have around 500 VS. mode games played. By then, you should have unlocked all characters. Note: Make sure you are using a character you are good with because after a certain number of rounds, you will unlock each character and have to face them in a fight. It is 1 vs. 1 -- so it is recommended that you use a character like Ike, who hits very hard. However, do not worry if you lose; after one more VS. mode round, you will get to try again.

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Macbook Pro and Following Heartbreak

I have a problem and the people on Instructables are so smart I am hoping someone can advise me.   A year ago I used my Macbook Pro in my kitchen and happened to leave it on the kitchen table over night. I never did this before.  We had a huge storm that night and my roof leaked.  I had it repaired following Hurricane Ike and it had been fine but then something happened (I got it fixed - kind of like locking the gate after the cows get out)  and that one night was the only time I ever left my computer there or had a roof leak that was pretty bad and covered my entire table with water. When I saw my table and computer I thought I would fall out!  I picked up the computer and water ran out of it!  I didn't know then to take the battery out and let it dry out completely and I don't know if it would have worked anyway.  I whined for a day or two and then bought a new Macbook Pro.  Now I can get it to power up and it seems like it is working but there is no display. First I wonder is there a way to get that computer to work again.....Second - Is there a way to recover my videos and pictures even if that computer never works again so I can have the pictures of my best friend who recently passed away and have the pictures and videos of the wildlife I love to photograph? I am a principal so I take a lot of pictures and videos at school and make videos for students and staff.  Previously I was the assistant principal and my best friend was my principal and I have a lot of video and pictures of all the fun stuff we used to do just on off time or at school.  My best friend and principal ended up with a brain tumor and passed away a few months ago. She was young and vibrant and larger than life. The staff I inherited from her would love to see some of our videos and pictures from the days when she was healthy and our principal.  It really bothers me that I can't get my videos and pictures for both reasons, the loss of the videos that would remind me and my staff of fun times with my friend at school and because of the animal videos I feel I have lost that I would love to be able to see and use again.I spend my free time making videos and doing animal photography. I have 10 game cameras set up on my property in East Texas and I love to watch the animals.  All of my previous pictures, video, etc....is on that hard drive. I removed it and I can save to it but I can not open up the picture and videos on it. The new Macbook has updated software and I have not been able to open up iPhoto, IMovie, or IDVD and get my my pictures and videos from it.    I really wish I could get those images and videos back.   I now have that hard drive in a hard case to be used as an external hard drive.   If you read all of this, Thank you! If you have any helpful ideas I would love to hear them.  If you have any interest in the type of videos I make feel free to visit my Youtube channel at FoxysMyGirl@youtube.com  Foxy was my first great dane and I was crazy in love with that dog hence the username!   Thank you! Amy

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