Independent suspensions? Answered

I have been trying to figure out how to put an independent suspension on a Huge scale RC.  What I have noticed on large cars is that unlike small RC cars the rod going from the dif to the wheels is solid and can't extend/shrink.  Why doesn't this bind up? I have also noticed that for some reason they don't line the suspension up to move exactly up and down. The wheel's pitch is actually set up to change as the suspension depresses.

Question by jj.inc   |  last reply


Independent Music

Hi guys, Are there any DIY souls here who compose/record/produce their own original music or belong to any independent band? It would be lovely if we could all share our music here! I'll start off with mine. Feel free to check them out: www.pitchfeather.com www.facebook.com/pitchfeather Cheers, Alberta

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Declaration of Independence

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the creative bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all makers are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Tools, Warranty and the pursuit of Customness. - That to secure these rights, Websites are instituted among Makers, deriving their just powers from the consent of the members, -That whenever any Form of Website becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Webspace, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Ideas and Projects. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Websites long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Webmasters, and to provide new Guards for their future security. - Such has been the patient sufferance of these Users; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Website. The history of the present CEO of Instructables is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these Members. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.He has refused his Assent to Features, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.He has forbidden his Staff to pass Forum Topics of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.He has dissolved Comments and Topics repeatedly, for opposing with (wo)manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these Users; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Free accounts; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Features.He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to TOS for establishing Moderating Powers.He has made Sherrifans dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Filters without the Consent of our legislatures.He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our TOS; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:For cutting off our Allsteps with all parts of the world:For imposing Pro fees on us without our Consent:For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Refund of Fees:For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:For abolishing the free System of Exchange of Ideas in a neighbouring Webspace, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these directories:For taking away our Favorites, abolishing our most valuable Features and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Websites:For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized website.He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Spammers whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all OSs, platforms and softwares.In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be El Jefe of a free people.Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Hacking brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their staff to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.We, therefore, the Representatives of the Members of Instructables, in Freenode on #instructables, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good Posters of these Forums, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Dirs are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent Sites, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Robot Crown, and that all TCP/IP connection between them and the Site of Instructables, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent Sites, they have full Power to assign Mods, post content, contract sponsors, establish Advertising, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent Sites may of right do. - And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Tools, our Kiteboards, and our sacred Honor.None of the above, is, of course, intended seriously. Dur. IT'S A JOKE, peoplez. Sheesh.

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Suspension Binding? Answered

I know this photo is different looking, but ignore that and look at the shaft.  It, like all other driven independent suspensions has no spline or sliding shaft to allow for movement in and out.  HOW DOES THIS NOT CRUSH THE SHAFT OR JOINTS.

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Echo independent color

Hello i'm makin a super advanced bat file for my comp noob m8 and it looks really complcated so i was wondering is it possible to color certan linese.g if their was an error it be in red with the rest of the screen in greenI ALREADY know about 'color 0a' but that fills the whole screen. I need a small block or just a line to be different & stand out

Topic by DELETED_simkinggold   |  last reply


Independent Spy camera

I have an old Laptop's camera and want to create a spy camera that records a video and save into the sd card. I search on google and youtube but only found that to make a USB Camera that needs a Laptop to record. Which was not as I wanted as portable, small and efficient to make a spy gadget. Can anyone help me? I kindly appreciate your help in advance....

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HAPPY INDEPENDANCE DAY EVERYONE!!!

Hello everyone, tomorrow is independence day, do people in other countries have independance day? anyway, have a good holiday. and for you entertainment, the amp in my car!

Topic by Yerboogieman   |  last reply


Jack Daniels Independence Contest

Hi, I am sorry if this question is repetitive, and I figure who ever is approving videos for The Jack Daniels Contest is overloaded today, but I am just worried that my video submission is somehow void for some reason. Matter uploading my submission on Friday, I received the email stating: "If after two business days or so your project has still not been accepted, then it did not meet all of the requirements for participation in the contest.  You will then need to make the appropriate changes to your project." So I will not receive an email stating if I have done anything wrong, which I have not, because the email also says: "Requirements: - Video of one minute or less explaining what you would do with $25,000 prize - Date of birth in the text part of the entry - Entrant is 21 years or older at time of entry" And I meet all of the requirements: https://m.instructables.com/id/Independent-film-distribution-model/ Should I be worried? I do to miss out on this opportunity due to a technicality. Thanks!

Topic by DELETED_johnbaunsgard   |  last reply


Here's my first short film. Would you like an Instructable on how to make an indie movie from A to Z ?

Hi guys, I'm a french DIYer, and I wrote, produced, directed and edited this short movie called Sutures in one month : http://vimeo.com/44380316 (better use good headphones / a subwoofer). I'd like to get some feedback on it, and I'd like to know if you guys would appreciate an Instructable on how to make something like this with very few resources and time. Making this Instructable will take some time (I like to do things the best I can), so I think I'll do it if some people are interested. There's not a lot of resources about video and filmmaking on Instructables... Please tell me what you think. Thanks for your interest, Mid.

Topic by MidnightSon   |  last reply


Jack Daniel's Independence Project Contest

Greetings: Got our family excited about the Jack Daniel's Independence Project.  Very concern that our video is not displayed, We followed the directions as described.  Now it seems the rules have changed as voting is going on, yet our entry is not posted.  Does anyone have any info on this? Thank you, Maria Marling 

Topic by jmarling   |  last reply


eligibility in the jack Daniels independence contest? Answered

I live in australia and i was wondering if its for u.s.a. only,thanks

Question by zombiefire   |  last reply


Independence Day 2011 Knex guns

This has the secret shottie and the Creeping Death Mk6.

Topic by beanieostrich   |  last reply


Independent Maker/DIY/STEM Festivals

We started a new group called the Independent Makers Network, with associated social media, and invite folks to let us know about your maker events so we can add them to the calendar, and event directory  .  This is for full scale community festivals, not build nights and the like, although those are always great to know about, too.  Hope you'll share word here or at the website.  Thanks!

Topic by EurekaFactory   |  last reply


Jack Daniel's "The Independence Project" Eligibility

I was excited to pull together a video for the Jack Daniel's challenge, but then I noticed the small text at the end of the contest description: "...Void in CA and where prohibited."  Why the heck are residents of California exempt from participating in this contest?

Topic by ridiculously.awesome   |  last reply


JD Independence Project IP rights

Apologies if this has been asked before, but I've looked around and haven't been able to find anything dealing with the IP rights associated with the JD Independence Project contest winners.  Typically Instructables contests don't run into this issue as they are dealing with already-created content and as such the IP is either available already or made available by nature of the public release of information (rendering the content ineligible for patent, at least under US IP law).  With this particular contest, however, the prize is meant to preemptively fund a project, business, etc - so there's definitely the possibility of IP creation.  How would Instructables/JD deal with this and what assurances do entrants have that IP generated as a result of the contest remains their own?

Topic by spinnakr   |  last reply


Independent Reps and Distributers needed NOW!

This is a great opportunity with a 10 year old company, which is blazing trails in the industry! This is NOT a get rich quick scam, or a lousy product that relies on pushy salespeople. I searched for months to find a product of this quality, and I use it myself. All of our products are manufactured in the USA. We are building a great national team. Get on board now! 1) Do you have around $100 to put into a business? 2) Do you like the idea of duplicating, residual income? 3 Do you like to help others, and, will you share an opportunity with them? 4) Do you live in the USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, or Canada? 5) Would you like to work with an experienced and supportive team, that will help you achieve? 6) Would you like to speak with someone who makes over $5000 a month, and find out how he does it? If you answered yes to all of these questions - and only if you answered yes to ALL of these questions - email me at BioFrequencyNA@aol.com. Include your home phone number. Tell me the best time to call you. I will call you ASAP.

Topic by jlef1272   |  last reply


Jack Daniel's "The Independence Project" Submission Identification

Just a thought: I'm noticing quite a few Jack Daniel's "The Independence Project" entries that aren't immediately clear that that's what they are. Next time you have a contest like this, you might think about some way to require that the submitters more clearly label their submission as being such.

Topic by lafnbear   |  last reply


Electronic help required - independently powering a CCFL

Hi, a friend of mine recently had a problem with a laptop where the screen went dim. I tried the obvious, screen settings (it didn't have a monitor swith-off button :S ) and reset the bios with no luck, so I thought that the problem was probably related to either the cable, the inverter or the backlight. I tried a new lcd screen with a known-working backlight and it failed to work. I also purchased a new cable and a new inverter but the backlight still failed to turn on. This now points me in the direction of a motherboard problem. I am going to take a multimeter and test the voltages going from the inverter and to the inverter. If these appear to be correct, is there any way that I can get the backlight to turn on? If the voltages are correct I would assume it's something to do with the light control and stuff, and wonder if I was to say, disconnect all the wires from the inverter but dc supply and ground (and I think there is a connection to the oscillator?), would it work? If there is no voltage going to the inverter, does anyone know how I could power the backlight independently? I would imagine it would take some sort of power regulator and maybe a separate inverter? Thanks

Topic by MoonDemon   |  last reply


Send and read 2 independent serial data's

Hi there! I am working ona quad copter.. In which I want to control 4 motors by 2 pots. My problem is I can send and control 2 motors by a pot.. But how do I control other 2? Wont the serial data of the 2 pots mix up? I am attaching a sample of my code to montor the inputs and control 2 motors by a pot.. #include Servo myservo; int pos = 0; int poth = 2; void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); myservo.attach(3, 1700, 2400); while(Serial.available() <= 0) ; int incomingByte = Serial.read(); if(incomingByte == 115) { loop(); delay(1000); } } void loop() { int vert=analogRead(poth); int pos = map(vert,0,1023,0,180); myservo.write(pos); Serial.println(pos); delay(1000); } I just cant tell which is which  how can I setup a communication protocol to identify which data is which?

Topic by schandwadkar 


How do i set up 4 wireless lights with independent battery sources on four independent dimmer switches?

I'm in theatre and i need to get 4 people to light up with different assortments of brightness.  We have a dedicated "switch hitter" that has power outlets but as the actors will be moving they will need independent lighting.  Thanks for the help.

Question by jens3117   |  last reply


What is your Favorite Food to BBQ on Independence Day?

Hey all,  I'm hosting about 12 people or so for Independence Day and want to do something on the BBQ that's up to the occasion.  I enjoying grilling and smoking quite a bit so I have equipment on hand.   Often we've done burgers, or chicken, or ribs for the 4th of July but I'm hoping to be a little more creative this year.  What are you planning on putting on your BBQ for Independence Day? Equipment available: Gas grill; Charcoal Grill; Kettle Smoker Dietary constraints: none Nmber of People: 12 Burgers? Ribs? Chops?  Ideas?

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Is The Independence Project (Jack Daniels) being voted on publicly?

I get the option to vote on my cell...but not on my laptop it seems....While reading the rules I thought that Instuctables or Autodesk staff were choosing the final 20....Please advise :) Also, i posted my entry last night, should I start to worry that it is not posted with entries?  I noticed the # of entries has been the same the last few days.... Thanks!

Topic by MsLadyNic   |  last reply


Transition between two Steppers with independently assigned cues

Hello. I am going to use two step motors, two easy-drivers, one arduino uno. Each step motors have gear to rotate, front and back. First, I'd like to assign multiple rotation cues for each steppers. such as, int step1cue1 = 329 int step1cue2 = 582 int step1cue3 = 1038 int step1 cue4 = 1790 ... int step2cue1 = 568 int step2cue2 = 1004 int step2cue3 = 1928 int step2cue4 = 3592 ... and each stepper needs minimum 0 and maximum value, such as, int step1maxcue = 8372 int step2maxcue = 8421 each rotation speed and acceleration need to be set and controllable as well. I would like to use rotation speed = 0 to make the stepper stopped at the cue. ** Operation Both steppers start from 0, First, stepper1 rotates to randomly chosen cue from its step1cues, when it almost reaches to the chosen cue, stepper2 starts to rotate to randomly chosen cue from step2cues.(stepper1 stopped at the cue with speed=0), when step2 almost reaches to its cue, stepper1 starts to rotate to another randomly chosen step1cue (not the current cue).. (stepper2 stops with speed=0).. and repeat this transition between two steppers. I would like to use the code from this, 'Example 4: Running multiple stepper motors' http://www.schmalzhaus.com/EasyDriver/Examples/EasyDriverExamples.html

Question by toshi182   |  last reply


how to independently light up a 4&quot; model street lamp?

Light-up model street lamp, 4" tall, 14v.i need to be able to light it up without a model train power converter. 

Question by leahthepeach   |  last reply


Can this be a coincidence? Do they look like two independent designs? Answered

I came across this kit when I was browsing the web. What surprised me is the uncanny resemblance to my design published here in Instructables. I'd like to know what you guys think about those two designs. Do they look like they are created by two independent designers? Can someone design a product so similar to another without copying the other? (The kit in the front part of the picture is taken from Eastern Voltage Research website. The photo is photoshopped by them since yesterday to remove holes on the end of the PCB which accomodate home made battery clips.) Please post your opinions! Thank you!

Question by ledartist   |  last reply


Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy module for independant wireless bracelet? Answered

Hi, I'd like to make a wireless bracelet linked to my phone via Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE). BUT, i can't find lots of information about BLE module. In one hand, i found this special BLE Arduino : http://www.rfduino.com/rfd90101-teaser-kit.html but i think i won't power it with just a simple watch battery. Am i right? And if i have to power it with 2 AA battery, i won't build a bracelet... In the other hand, i've read an Instructable topic about a vibrating bracelet (almost the purpose of me) here : https://www.instructables.com/id/ViBracelet/ The person uses a Bluetooth Low Energy module , ConnectBlue part #: OLP425i-26. It seems to fit my needs, but also seems to be more difficult to program as it is not an arduino of something else. What do you think of that? I need advice... Thank you for your time. Chris

Question by ChristopheHvd   |  last reply


Web Hosting Help for a Non-Profit

Hi,So this year I joined a non-profit organization called The Student Free Press Group. It distributes a newspaper called The Independent about once every 2 months or so. Here is a little blurb about them. The Independent is a student-run, student-owned, student newspaper and non-profit organization. It is important for us to emphasize "student" because we are in no way affiliated with the school district or Memorial High School.Philosophically, The Independent strives to be an open forum for students to express their views without oversight from school or governmental authorities. While news articles are required to be objective, editorial opinions are not censored; inclusion in the paper is based upon the quality of the writing rather than the nature of the opinion. The Independent serves the community not only by providing a forum for expression but also by giving students an opportunity to develop skills in writing, reporting, leadership, and independent initiative by becoming writers or editors of the paper.The Independent was born during the 1990-1991 school year after a censorship dispute between the administration and the student-edited school newspaper, The Sword and Shield. The administration, once a staunch supporter of student journalism, began to exercise the powers granted to it by recent Supreme Court decisions and sought to review each issue prior to printing. After encountering fierce opposition to publishing a news article revealing sub-par minority grade point averages at the school, all but one member of the editorial staff of the official school newspaper resigned in protest and, the following year, began publishing The Independent. Since that time, The Independent has gained the readership and the respect of students, faculty, and administrators.So here is my task. I need to create a professional looking website for the newspaper. I'm already have a domain but I am looking for a good, free hosting provider.So I am looking for a free web host that will give us a lot of space and a decent amount of bandwidth. In return I will allow them to put ads on the site and in the newspaper which is distributed to about 1,300 people. So I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in sponsoring the site/newspaper. If anyone knows anyone who would be interested please give a link or there email.Thanks for your time,Joe Rowley

Topic by joejoerowley 


is any GPS module that supports Rinex (receiver independant format) output for post processing ?

Is any GPS module that supports Rinex (receiver independant format) output for post processing of phase  or pseudo codes ? i need to log binary observation data of these modules then change their format to RINEX that can be post process for precise coordinate calculations.?

Question by gzamir 


How to mount a portable suction machine tip to wheelchair to promote independance?

I have a portable suction machine on the back of my wheelchair. I would like to attach the suction tip to the side of the wheelchair somehow so I can remove it to use it but replace it when not in use. I go independantly for walks and get very frustrated when I can not reach the suction tip because it sits in the bag on the back of my chair. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank You!

Question by marcia.groeneveld   |  last reply


How many different things can a single Arduino control independently?

By they way I'm VERY new to this, but could it control up to three DC motors, some LED's and maybe a few more devices? Or would it take more than one? Also, if it is possible, is there any reading on the subject you could recommend?  Any help would be much appreciated.

Question by Jikku9909   |  last reply


Light saber room light modification

I got 2 Remote control Light Saber room lights for Christmas. http://unclemilton.com/star_wars_science/#/rc_lightsaber/ I want to mount them crossed, like a crest, but I want them to be operated independently. Both Remotes control both lights. I would like to be able to Change frequency? or something to make the remotes specific for the lights, so they can be changed/turned on and off independently. Any ideas?

Topic by CaptainMal   |  last reply


do ammeters that have an independent power supply require a specific voltage to work?

Hello, for a DIY project i plan on taking on soon, i need to measure amperage, and i have been looking for a digital ammeter, as the analogue one shave been to bulky to use. i need to know, if this ammeter will be able to read amperage at 3v-5v http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item;=120686900155&ssPageName;=ADME:X:eRTM:AU:1123 it says it needs 6v -15v input, but this is just to power it, and isnt what is being measured. i need to know, do ammeters need a current with perticular voltage to properly measure the amperage? ive seen others that operate on 0-30vdc, and others that must have 12v or 24v, and the rest dont say at all how they work.

Question by oldmanbeefjerky   |  last reply


I am looking for ideas for projects that will help people with disabilities live independent lives.

My #1 project right now is an inexpensive device to hold and turn pages in a book.

Question by BJ Stevens   |  last reply


project update

NEW:project top secret II: building blimp: cancel top secret declassified true jet engine:on hold D.P.C. canon:on hold remote control knex car with independent suspension:cancel

Topic by Sun Gear   |  last reply


When connecting LED's in parallel is it better for each LED to have a resistor or a single resistor at the start?

I am trying to wire 27 LED's in Parallel so that they can work independently of each other. 

Question by Kaisei13   |  last reply


project update

Project updates blimp: standstill top secret:draft finished collecting materials S.S.A. crossbow: canceled D.P.C. canon: plans complete collecting materials remote control knex car with independent suspension:now building

Topic by Sun Gear 


Technology of the Tube Screamer

Some time a circuit Screams wrong as this foot switch flipflop I can see the arrangement if the design wanted independent control but that would allow a lack of signal.

Topic by iceng   |  last reply


Reduce Electricity Cost?

Does the electricity meter count power used if I only used the live wire and channeled it to an independent earth pit? In other words, I do not complete the cycle with the grid? Power comes in through the live, through meter then to earth?

Question by nabulomi   |  last reply


Is it possible to independently run two NEMA 17 stepper motors on an Arduino Rev 3 with a L293D and a ULN2003APG motor driver board?

I own a single L293D chip and a ULN2003APG motor driver board and I am currently working on an Arduino-based project that requires me to CNC control two NEMA 17 stepper motors on a XY axis grid. My question is if it would be possible to run these two NEMA 17 stepper motors on both of these motor drivers? If so, any advice on how to go about doing so would be much appreciated. :)Side note: I am currently unable to purchase any other Arduino-based motor drivers.Thanks!

Question by Pantsformer 


Ethernet selector between 4 different sources

Hello, I'm trying to design a switch box to switch between 4 different ethernet sources and output to one cable. I've checked around and believe I have developed a way to do it, but I am unable to find a switch that uses 4 smaller independent switches. The concept seems pretty straight forward but I don't want to use 16 switches. Please let me know if there is a switch which controls 4 independent connections or if there is a better way that I'm over looking. I look forward to your input! Best Regards, Zach G

Topic by lossofworth   |  last reply


how long till i see post or entry into contest

I was just wondering how long does it take to see an entry that you finally get uploaded to appear so people can start voting on it? 

Topic by smokn   |  last reply


Electric Go Kart

Hi guys, I'm designing and hopefully building an electric go kart but i need some help. How do I put independent suspension on all 4 wheels and still have steering, brakes, engine etc. Any ideas?

Topic by bhuty 


is it possible to use a chamber capable of firing multiple shots before having to re-fill?

Is it possible to use a chamber capable of firing multiple shots before having to re-fill? cause the way i picture it you could use an attachment to the chamber connecting a independent pressure valve which in turn would be connected to the air tank. the fact that its self regulating would spare you having to fill up the chamber with the turn of a valve after each shot...but even so I'd need a independent pressure valve/regulator (small enough) that would shut the airflow at 100psi. and i prefer the pvc not blow up on me. i'd really like to try it but how and where could i find that type of valve that works similar to scuba equipment??

Question by DIYtheKid   |  last reply


Wanted: Help building and programming a detection system

I want to be able to know when my daugher and son enter the house, omit one on request and setup different identifications for each. I would like this to be an independent device (built for this exact purpose) no app for PC/Phone.  

Topic by Sovrac 


How can I use a digital camera to obtain DSLR looking footage?

I recently bought a new video camera, the Panasonic HC-V750. Don't get me wrong, its an amazing camera and I love it, but I made the mistake of spending 500 bucks on this instead of a DSLR. I am trying to make a short film and want it to look professional. However, I know that this is almost always achieved using a DSLR and nifty editing/lighting techniques. I have the editing and lighting techniques down, but is there any way to adjust my video camera so that I can get DSLR-like quality? Like adjusting shutter or something? I know that the advantages of a DSLR are their large sensors and supreme ability to capture light using these sensors. Can I achieve this, at least a little, with my video camera? I can adjust the white balance, shutter, iris, and focus, on my camera. Any links and/or help is greatly appreciated!

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The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin

The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin Independent designer, craft & fine art showcaseDate: Saturday April 18, 2009Time: 11:00am to 5:00pmLocation: Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 Tickets: in advance $8, at the door $10.Website: www.TheBeardedLadiesPresent.comEvent Info:The Bearded Ladies Production Co. is set to produce its first show in Austin, Texas. The 2009 event will be a craft fair, fine arts festival, and independent designer showcase all wrapped up into one. By featuring the best vendors in Austin, The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin will provide shoppers an opportunity to find one of-a-kind gifts, unique accessories, fashionable attire, home decor and more. Shoppers can browse the work of talented artisans who buck the trend of mass-production by offering handcrafted goods that are finely constructed and very unique. These independent entrepreneurs are locally based, but also come from surrounding areas to participate in what is sure to be a fun family event filled with items you can't find anywhere else. The first thirty shoppers to arrive at the event will receive a goodie bag stuffed with great giveaway items from vendors and local businesses. Shopping begins at 11:00 a.m., and admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door; parking is available near Saengerrunde Hall. The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin is currently accepting applications for vendors. All local crafters, independent designers, and fine artists that want to broaden their customer base are invited to apply. Let all of Austin know what you have to offer and join The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin! Vendors to apply go to: http://www.TheBeardedLadiesPresent.com/apply_here.html

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Remote controll

I need to remote controll two 12 volt motors each one needs to operate independent of the other and both motors must go forward and back if you have any tips or diagrams on how to remote controll this please leave a comment.

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Controlling two servos with one pin and a NOT-gate

Here's an interesting idea. It may be possible to control two servos independently with only one output pin and an inverter/NOT-gate. Normally, a servo is at its 'center' position when a pulse is 1.5 ms & its angle (or speed for continuous servos) is based on the difference between the length of time of the pulse it received & the base-time of 1.5ms. The servo itself does not react to the time BETWEEN pulses however. If the signal was inverted, the result would be a pulse with a time being that of the time between pulses of the initial signal. If the width of a pulse and the time between pulses can be independently controlled, then it would be possible to control one servo with the signal directly, and another servo using the inverted signal. I found something similar here [http://www.diyrc.com/reversers.htm] but it seems to be intended for 'reversing' the signal used to control one of the servos.

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K'nex ATV entry

Here's my entry for the contest "Random Knex Contest #1" from kNeXFreek I tried to stick to the colors in the image given by kNeXFreek It has independent suspension on all 4 wheels and it can steer with the front wheels edit: I changed the wheels, see the new (first 3) images

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20$ for Arduino sketch

I will pay 20$ for Arduino sketch. please if you can do; reply here and I will send the flowchart. Flowchart steps: Arduino has one PIR sensor input. when sensor detects a surface at distance 25 cm or closer; it triggers 2 DC motors and 3 servo motors to move randomly. the 3 servos move back or forth at range 0- 60 degrees. Direction is random and amount of movement is also random. but speed is fixed 20 degrees per second. the 3 servos should move same time but independently. the 2 DC motors move forward only for 250ms at full speed. but the interval between on move and another is random between 1-3 seconds. they both independent from each other. you are free to choose which pins you use for input/output. use arduino Nano. Thanks for reading

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