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I have an electronic device that uses 1 AAA batteries internally. Instead of replacing them every couple hours, is there a way to build in and use a cell phone battarie
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Hi there, hope you can all help me for my dissertation...I'm looking at motivations to uploading knowledge/online guides for projects on an online social community for free. I have a short survey and if you have uploaded an instructable/project would you please please please take a few minutes to complete it? http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DHMLSB Would be such a big help! Thanks very much! Kat
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I have seen, Bad brains, naked raygun, nekromantix, dead kennedys, the dickies, cannibal corpse, black dahlia murder, lower class brats, brain failure, mustard plug, stiff little fingers, slayer, 7 seconds, reel big fish, against all authority, streetlight manifesto, the germs, the buisness, big d and the kids table, lawrence arms, koffin kats, blue meanies, youth brigade, the effigies, and a bunch of local groups, and upcoming i will be seeing flogging molly, the toasters, dropkick murphys, the english beat, and rx bandits.
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First Post Though I have been lurking for years! (Great stuff here BTW) Thought if anyone could help it would be the WunderMinds around here. We have a Kat Lady starter kit with 5 indoor cats. the problem lies in they are are all different ages and sizes, for example one is a bit..obese. . I've gone thru the published Instructables and didn't find quite what I had in mind. What I was thinking was an Arduino or Pi based system with RFID chips on the collars. If the entire flock comes...no feed but if theres just one it gets the appropiate ration for it's weight and size. I have yet to use an Arduino but am starting too use a Pi2 as a media center. Any suggestions? thanks Mike in MO
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Hi! This is my first time on this site,so i'm not sure where to ask for help with this. I'm not very mechanically inclined, so I need all the help I can get to make this year's Halloween costume. What i'm aiming to be is: a Kit Kat Clock. The tail wagging,eye moving pop culture kitchen icon. I'm not so much worried about the tail bit, but the EYES are what are most important. I had this grand vision of using a headband and affixing some spherical shapes with some sort of battery powered way to make them move back and forth. The goal is to wear them on my head, no matter. Maybe altering a pair of sunglasses could be cool, but something tells me i'll have trouble seeing. Anyone, ANYONE with advice, please respond. I don't even know where to start with this. What are some things I can buy and take apart that would give me a back/forth - right/left mechanism? The only thing that comes to mind is like a musical pendulum or something. I would even offer money if someone has the know how to create this for me. Thanks!!
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Hi, I bought a new (cheap) "AKAI Dragon" android "kit kat" phone, and when I tried downloading more then a few apps, it said that there isn't enough storage on my internal memory. SO, I went to settings -> storage, and selected "phone storage" as the default write disk, and rebooted. Except that didn't work! "Phone storage" was still selected, but nonetheless when I tried downloading apps, the same problem appeared, with a window telling me to either uninstall existing apps, or to go to storage settings. Now, I did/checked everything I could think of for 3 days: as I said, I changed the default write disk, I tried moving existing apps to phone storage myself, but the button was not "active", I even rooted my phone and got rid of all the social apps I didn't want, but no matter what, when I try to install an app rom the play store, I'm met with the same message sending me to storage settings. Every time when I check storage settings, "phone storage" is selected as default write disk, but when I go to app settings, I discover that all of the apps are installed on "Internal storage" with no possibility to move them... (note that I rebooted my device multiple times while changing settings) What is worrying to me is that you cannot even choose "Internal Storage" as a write disk; there is only phone storage and SD card. So, does anyone have an Idea as to how I can start downloading apps to my almost empty 1.5 GB phon storage??? Or is this just a major bug? PS. please note that I'm not unfamiliar with Android phones; this is my third AKAI phone, just a bit upgraded. Also, sorry for the length of the question. Thanks
Question by Eunix | last reply
Kats, I need some help making a toaster lamp. Now I know what youâre thinking, â I always wanted to make a toaster lamp!â. Well nowâs your chance to help. In its simplest form a toaster lamp would be a base of a toaster with the top of a table lamp. The lamp operates like a normal lamp by pulling the string or turning the switch. The electronics in the toaster would be disabled or removed for safety reasons. This would be the simplest model. But I would like to build a model where you press the toaster lever down and the lamp lights up. To turn the light off you press the cancel button or press the toaster lever up. Furthermore the light-dark setting on the toaster would act as a dimmer switch for the lamp. The toaster heating elements would be disabled for safety reasons. Now a basic toaster works like this: When you push down on the handle, a plastic bar presses against the contacts and applies power to the circuit board. 120-volt power runs directly through the contacts to the nichrome wires to start toasting the bread. A simple circuit made up of transistors, resistors and capacitors turns on and supplies power to an electromagnet. The electromagnet attracts the piece of metal on the handle, holding the bread in the toaster. The simple circuit acts as a timer. A capacitor charges through a resistor, and when it reaches a certain voltage it cuts off the power to the electromagnet. The spring immediately pulls the two slices of bread up. In the process, the plastic bar rises and cuts off power to the toaster. Some of the problems Iâm facing are the voltage to the electromagnet and PC board is about 12 volts. If you bypass the nichrome wires that would send 120 volts to the PC board which would toast it. So we need a way to do that. Another problem is we donât want the capacitor to cut off power to the electromagnet, that would shut off the light. We could not charge the capacitor by putting a larger resistor before it, Iâm not sure how to do this. The ideal solution would be to gut the toasters electronics, replace it with a circuit that does what I want, and the toaster just becomes a faÃ§ade. Now that Iâve outlined what I want to do are there any electronics wizards out there who can design me a circuit to do this? Thanks Paul
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Congratulations to everyone who entered the Homemade Gifts contest! Thanks to your efforts, the Christmas-Industrial complex was dealt a heavy blow this holiday season. I've gotten lots of future gifting ideas from these projects, and hope you have too. This year we gave all our cousins awesome laser-engraved water bottles (to practice for the third prizes!), but didn't get our act together in time to make gifts for the entire family. Next year we'll try to move even farther off the consumerist grid. Start thinking now, and you'll be ready for both the holidays and next year's gift contest!Check it out:First PrizeThese three projects win one of these tools: a Cuisinart 7c food processor, a Dremel 400-6/90 400 Series XPR Rotary Tool Kit, a Fluke 115 True-RMS Multimeter, or a Singer 1525 sewing machine.Give the gift of Robot Invasion by MrMunkiHard drive platter clock by albetchaMagnetic Rubik's Dice Cube by burzvingionSecond PrizeThese five projects win a Leatherman juice S2 pocket knives laser-engraved with the Instructables logo and the author's name.freehand glass etching by RobyntheslugLiterary Clock by mdhaworthJunk box flowers by photozzHome-made Sun Jar by cre8torTechnical Monster by redribboncrowSecond Prize prime!These five projects win handy Make Magazine Thomas J. Glover Pocket References Guides.The Persistence of Recorded Memory by fungus amungusPersonalized Guess Who by randofoWooden Candle Holder by samWall mounted magnetic knife block by radiorentalUSB powered LED christmas tree by T3h_MuffinatorThird PrizeThese 10 projects win the choice of a water bottle or a flashlight laser-engraved with the Instructables logo and the author's name.Countertop Greenhouse by whamodyneA Box Kite! (that's almost bigger than my wife!) by marcward86Photograph to Stencil by nakNixie Tube Ornament by ianContinuity Tester by neelandanUSB controlled mini lava lamps by jameshLED Floaties by TetranitratePC remote control by ZujusResistor Man by chrCustom Mirror by iammatouHonorable mentionThese 15 projects win an Instructables patch.boy crush mash-up T by liloBlanket With Built-In Hood by trialexKat Litter Cake -- Gifts Impossible to Re-Gift by trebuchet03Pocket Tripod by theRIAATeddy Bear Speaker by constructer of the oddHow to make a nice wooden sword by BobbyMikeTrendy note card gift set by outofthewoodsDisk Drive Dollar Bank by FrenchCrawlerJewelry or Serviette holder by puffin_juiceLucky Charms iPod Nano Gift Box by luckymonkeygarageGift Home made high power air BB gun for Christmas! by african_andy187How to bind a book by eleraamaPinball Coffee Table by heyrockerCustomizable Fleece Hats by ryzellonXylophone windchime from a children's toy by zieakThere were scores of fantastic projects, which made the judging quite difficult. (This is the best kind of problem to have, of course- keep up the great work!) Thankfully our judges were up to the challenge. Please give a round of virtual applause to judges jess, ian, LasVegas, rbhays, lisarea, GregDDC, Tool Using Animal, trebuchet03, randofo, jeffreyf, beemer, HeresyOfTruth, FrenchCrawler, turkey tek, zieak, mever, vatosupreme, ewilhelm, DavidBrown, numberandom, and fungus amungus. Judges weren't allowed to vote for their own projects.Since we only give one prize per person, these fine entries (which would otherwise have won prizes) don't appear above:Wine Bags by mdhaworthHand crank lego usb charger by Tetranitrate Frankenbear Synthamajig by randofoTelephone Handset Microphone by randofoWe'll contact the winners shortly via personal message with prize-claiming instructions.For circular linking, here are the original contest instructions.
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