Yes im new to this all my life i have wanted to learn new thing about art and this has beenone of the biggest ones i have wanted to learn can any one help.
Topic by rodiegal
Hey guys. friend and i are working on a project. we are trying to build a robot that will basically be able to follow a path. if there are obstacles in front it will go around them and then continue to the finishing point. no we also want it to learn about its surrounding. so if we bring the robot back to its starting point it will be able to get to the finish with out bumping into objects.we are planing to adopt this robot here https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-wall-avoiding-Robot!/?ALLSTEPSwhat do u guys think is it possible and if so how.the robot will learn by creating a grid in its memory using multi-dimensional arrays.
Topic by DELETED_kclv1988 | last reply
Here's how I describe Instructables in 10 seconds: The world's biggest Show & Tell, where people share what they do and how they do it. I've found this to be the best way to quickly introduce new people to the site and give them a sense of what's there. The phrase "Show & Tell" reminds people about the best part of grade school: there's entertainment, inspiration, and usually some unexpected, surprising, and most importantly fun learning.Instructables falls into a broad category I've started calling the "Learning Lifestyle" - it's the way creative, curious people approach life. Just like a grade school Show & Tell, a Learning Lifestyle can be entertaining, inspirational, and educational. The best kind of education is serendipitous -- you simply keep your eyes open to opportunities, and are excited and surprised by what you find. The Instructables community lives the Learning Lifestyle. We have Instructables on subjects our community is passionate about, and because people's passions are so diverse, the Instructables they produce are inherently entertaining, inspiring, and surprising. It's great when someone can search the site and find a specific useful project, but I absolutely love it when someone is inspired by the projects on Instructables to create -- and share! -- their own projects. The Learning Lifestyle is all about inspiring viral creativity.So, the next time your run into someone else with a Learning Lifestyle (usually easy to spot; I always find them to be the most interesting people at parties), invite them to join you at the World's Biggest Show and Tell.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
These days, internet is being used considerably by students as well as by the teachers. I think, moving towards electronic books and materials will help the students to learn better.Huge amount of college funds are spent on books and other study material. In addition to this, they have to be carried all around campus. The relationship between students and the existing study materials is getting difficult. So it makes sense, for the teachers and students alike to look for alternatives.Taking a step forward in this direction, I have started using electronic flashcards in my classroom. We use a website called http://www.funnelbrain.com to create electronic flashcards which includes video, photos,audio and text related to the study materials. It creates an environment for students to have an interactive experience and also with its collaborative approach helps students memorize and learn better.
Topic by isabellgeller
I'm here today to teach you how to have fun with Redstone, now if you don't, you may just jump into a Minecraft sand well and drown. Okay, first thing is first, the BASICS. You may already know that there are what we call 'Logic Gates' in all forms of machines from a computer to a simple on and off switch. We are going to be talking about the main logic gates for now. So let's get started. The NOT Gate: The NOT Gate is what I think is the easiest logic gate to comprehend in Minecraft. It is basically an inverter. It inverts the input. For example, if I were to take an input of Redstone that is on, it would invert it and give an output of Redstone that is off.If it were off, it would be an output of on. This is one of the most used Redstone logic gates. The OR Gate: The OR Gate is also VERY simple to understand, and is also called a Universal Logic Gate, this is because you can use this gate to make any other gate existent. OR basically means 'One input OR the other input OR both will give us an output'. This is like saying 'Jeff's dog will get a treat if he jumps in the air OR he rolls over, OR does both'. This is also easy to comprehend. (The NOR Gate is the same as the OR Gate except its output is inverted) The AND Gate: The AND Gate reciprocates the OR gate except for one major difference. Instead of 'If one OR the other is on the output is on', it is 'If one AND the other are on the output is on, otherwise it is off'. So what this is saying is that you need to have BOTH inputs on in order to have the output on. This is like saying 'Jeff needs to turn the handle AND push the door to open it'. (The NAND Gate is the same as an AND Gate except its output is inverted, the NAND Gate is also a universal gate) The XOR Gate: The XOR Gate is also very similar to the OR gate but instead of 'One or the other or both', it is 'One or the other'. XOR means 'Exclusive OR', meaning only one of the inputs can be on or else I wont turn on. This is very important when dealing with Redstone calculators or ALUs. It is one of the main functions of a Redstone Adder or Subtractor. (The XNOR Gate is the same as an XOR Gate but its output is inverted) Those are all of the main basic logic gates I'm going to take you through today! These ones are the most important ones to be used and can help people a lot. There are PLENTY more to go through but that would be a bit much documentation for me to handle. If you need any help or need some easy visuals, you can go to StephennJF's YouTube page, or you can also go to bennyscube's YouTube page for help too.
Topic by knexpert1700 | last reply
It's learn to solder month! Earn yourself an Instructables patch by sharing your soldering knowledge. Full details here: How to get an Instructables patch by contributing to "Learn to Solder Month".Also, be sure to check out our How to solder Instructable and all the rest of the soldering Instructables in the How to solder group.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
So I have been playing bass for a little while now and I figured it would be useful to learn how to read sheet music. I need some kind of help so i can read music faster and rememeber where all the notes are on the bass. Any tips, software, techniques or any form of help would be nice.
Topic by wingman246 | last reply
I've always wanted to learn Spanish, or some other language, but especially Spanish because when I took Mexico in Grade 2, I found that the language was super similar to English, and would be easy to learn.But I don't know where to start. I want to use a book, not a website because I don't want to be on the computer any more than I already am (which is already most of the day), and reading for hours in front of my desktop PC is not fun. I don't know which book to get though. I would like one on the Mexican variant though. There's a Mexican variant, right? I mean, they are on opposite sides of the planet, there's got to be some variation.The thing is, everybody in my family is going to say "ooohhh you're learning Spanish!" and then they're all going to tell me to say something like Antonio Banderas, and they're going to keep bothering and making fun of me because I'm supposedly smart because I'm always thinking and making stuff and doing stuff like this and it's NEVER GOING TO END.So I don't know if I'm actually going to get the book. Probably not, but I still want to know what to get.KTHX?
Topic by Aeshir | last reply
Hello! I'm a 13 years old geek. I am good at programming and the software stuff, but doesn't know anything about electronics. When I see Arduino projects or other robotics/gadget projects here at Indstructables, I feel very sad because I don't know the nitty-gritty. So what are the resources on web available where I can learn about electronics, robotics and the likes? I know there are many books, but they're more of theory which takes a college-student to understand, and I'm not that. I want the books, websites which makes us understand these a little simpler way with practical stuffs too. Please list any website or tutorial you know. I am also eager to make those hexapods and robots. Regards Jack
Question by jackraj | last reply
I saw a number of instructables on how to build various kinds of telegraphs, and one including a mapping of characters to either left or right, according to the number of dot's and dashes required to represent it. however, i am missing an instructable about how to LEARN such code. so i've been thinking. it's what i do some times. and i came up with this idea. i am searching for a software that would present you a blank screen. then a letter should appear on the screen, and a sound of the corresponding morse code should be heard. a couple of times. then the same with another letter. next, random letters should show up. the newer they are to the viewer, the often they should be shown and played. after some time, words should appear letter by letter, while playing them. and so on. can anybody help me finding such a piece of software? can anybody make such software?
Topic by DonQuijote | last reply
Ok, I just made some hot chocolate, the usual 90 seconds in a microwave, narrow mug, powder and soy milk with a sprinkle of nutmeg..... drank it felt no different......but it appears that apparently it was too hot without me even realising it, and I should know because I drink hot chocolate with a spoon. My lips, roof of my mouth, gums and tounge are swelling sore and blistering. Great! Do you know what the best cure is? Whiskey, I'm sat in the living room drinking whiskey to cool the burns in my mouth, it doesnt hurt so much now but my god my lips are swelling like a mongoose fish. Who needs botocs? I have alot of food allergies too which doesn't help. Do any of you guys have food allergies and how do you cope with them, tips appreciated :)
Topic by Zion_Sphere | last reply
I want to learn to play scottish bagpipes. I have found this site: www.teachyourselfbagpipes.co.uk What else do I need?
I was'nt raised with much mechanical building knowledge, can anyone suggest a book that will teach about some of the things used on Instructables? Things like LED's,servo's,woodworking,materials,etc... so that i can understand how to make my own homemade creations and try some others, there must be something out there. thanks :)
Topic by imagxz | last reply
In one of my classes, it was necessary to review Laplace transformations. I realized that, after many months of not using it, I had become extremely rusty in integration by parts. Once I saw the basic idea, it slowly came back to me. Therefore, and I know the core audience isn't exactly appropriate, I would like to do a series of math related instructables AND I would like to have one or two collaborators. There's a few reasons I'm doing this.... 1. I feel the internets lack a resource with basic instructions of advanced mathematics (there's a few good resources, but it's mighty hard to find a "how do I do this" sort of thing). 2. Teaching is a great way to refresh the memory 3. The potential of comment feedback could be a good indication on what else should be covered. 4. Perhaps earlier basic introduction is useful to someone? Or not.... 5. The focus, in addition to how, is why such things are done. You won't find that on wikipedia :p Some topics to include (not necessarily individual projects) - and the projects would be something like How to solve _____. Basic definitions - notation Differentiation Integration Fundamental theorem of calculus Chain Rule Separation of Variables Integration by Parts ODE's Laplace transform Fourier Transform Anyone interested in collaborating - even on one subject? Then, anyone interested in looking at these? Not necessarily to learn how, but to see why it's done? For the why/application - I mean given a real world scenario... I promise, the application portions won't be boring (at least not for the nerdy type) ;)
Topic by trebuchet03 | last reply
I always wanted to learn to crochet. But I freak out because I think it's too hard and keep thinking that I can't learn it :( . So I need a total beginner's guide to crochet and please tell me it's not that hard! Can anyone please help?
Question by Muhaiminah Faiz | last reply
A while ago I was going to start an electronic tutorial video podcast, but that took too much effort to make everything professional looking and well thought out. I want to retackle this project by having a video whenever i feel like it (at least 1 a week) answering questions that people ask or just want a video on because people generally learn better via video than reading some boring text :P Also, this podcast isn't going to be editted or anything, because all of that stuff just takes away all of the fun and just becomes boring. So, in short, I'm going to start an improvised video podcast answering people's questions to the best of my abilities. Anyone have any questions that they would like to have answered?
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
The Digital Media and Learning Competition is looking to give away $1.8 million in prize money to innovaters in the field of digital media and education.From their site:Drawing upon the innovative winning projects from the first Digital Media and Learning Competition, the theme for this year's Competition is Participatory Learning. There are two award categories: Innovation in Participatory Learning and Young Innovators. All proposals submitted to the Digital Media and Learning Competition, in either category, should be for support of digital projects that engage participatory learning in an integral way.This years details can be seen here.
Topic by randofo
Can anyone recommend a book/website where I might learn the basics of electronics? As basic as possible would be nice. I'm just tired of seeing wonderful things on this website I can't make because I don't understand the first thing about voltage, etc.
Question by 5m17h | last reply
Ect student @ Devry here trying to put what i am learning to practical use. I reeeelay want to learn arduino it seems very fun and has a wide range of things you can do with it. Other than basics (mm solder eq resisters/leds & tools and such) what are some "must haves". Info like what board to start out with, power supplies i should acquire. Hints tips tricks, places to read would be great. I am somewhat limited on money (father of 7 trying to pay my way.) So i need to be budget minded. I have loved this site for a while and recently upgraded my membership. Some of the projects i see come from this community makes me drool. Ty for reading.
Topic by Evan N. | last reply
I already know a very small smidge(really not enough to say "know". More like I can read a Java program's source, and understand the difference between the methods, the classes, etc. and how they are used.)However, I don't know enough to write my own. I have a couple of books(Java for Dummies, and Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours), but they haven't really been much help to this point. Does anyone else know of a good book for learning Java?
Topic by metrogdor22 | last reply
I would like to learn old school BASIC. The parallax basic stamp uses it's own version of it called PBASIC. I have not found any current books that will teach you a foundation to build on. I looked into programing for the absolute beginner and programming for dummies, both books seem to treat (teach) Basic as an object oriented language and jump into making window with buttons. That's not what I need right now. I want to start BASIC with the basics (forgive the pun), i.e. loops, if then statements and build a foundation . But I really need to start with BASIC so I can get the best use out of my BOE bot. PLEASE DON'T SUGGEST C OR SWITCHING TO A DIFFERENT PIC, I don't have money for that. All the parallax labs are in PBASIC.
Topic by Omegablood | last reply
From Wired:"In just over a day, a powerful computer program accomplished a feat that took physicists centuries to complete: extrapolating the laws of motion from a pendulum's swings.Developed by Cornell researchers, the program deduced the natural laws without a shred of knowledge about physics or geometry. ...Condensing rules from raw data has long been considered the province of human intuition, not machine intelligence. It could foreshadow an age in which scientists and programs work as equals to decipher datasets too complex for human analysis."LinkThe software has a long way to come, but apparently it's showing a lot of promise.What do you guys think? If computers can do physics better than humans, does that make human physicists obsolete?
Topic by drinkmorecoffee | last reply
I'm not proud of this, I don't know very much about electronics, electricity and the components used. However, what I do know is that when there are three poky things on the end the thing-a-mabobber you either have to put it into a thingy with three holes or, if there are only two holes, you have to get a hammer and beat in the third hole. After that my electrical knowledge wanes.So I'm trying to find an avenue to increase my knowledge about the subject but I'm having a hard time at it. I've checked out books from the library but, being that those books are written by engineers, they're coded so that only those who posses the engineers genome can understand them. I stopped by a local community college, explained to an instructor there what I was wanting to learn and after a few minutes he tells me that I'd have to spend the next year or so learning electrical theory before I could even get started doing what I'm interested in doing. Maybe he's right, but I just want to cover all my bases before diving in.I have no urge to become an electrical engineer, but I would like to know things like how to repair an extension cord correctly and safely. I'd like to know how to hook up a small DC motor to an AC power supply, use a bread board to make blinking lights or something then transfer them to something more permanent. I'd like to know how to wire up a light table, know what rating of switch I would need and why. So nothing all that difficult, or should I say nothing I think is all that difficult.I know the standard reply here is "just start playing with stuff" but considering that this is electricity and components can add up money wise, there is a risk of fire, and I have no urge to give myself electroshock therapy, I was wondering if anyone here could at least point me in a direction to start. I've considered getting one of those electrical sets that you get for kids to learn with but I don't know if that's a decent place to start or not.So any feedback would be very much appreciated.Take Care, ChrisP.S. I'm just joking about getting a hammer and beating in a third hole. Instead you get a pair of wire cutters and cut off the poky thing that doesn't fit ;)
Topic by astro347 | last reply
You must answer the following four questions in the introduction of your project to be considered in the Make-to-Learn Youth contest: 1- What did you make? (Tell the story of what you made and how it works. Why did you use the tools and materials you selected?) 2- How did you make it? (Tell us where you got the idea for the project. Did you work with anyone else? Did your plans and ideas change as you worked on the project?) 3- Where did you make it? (Home, school, somewhere else? How did this connect to other activities in your life?) 4- What did you learn? (Describe your biggest challenges and any surprises that arose during the build. What are you proudest of? If you had to do it again, what would you do differently?)
Topic by wilgubeast | last reply
Im just a noob here and everything, dont know all that much about electronics and stuff, but the idea of making all these little gadgets (like an altoids tin ipod you can use anywhere) seems really cool, interesting and most off all very useful. Do you guys have any ideas of how I can start to assemble a basic knowledge of like circuits and stuff and of electronics. Not adavced stuff to start off, just like if I wanted to make something like a porximity detector, or like a microphone bug (thatl send what it hears in one room to a reciever in a diff room), basic stuff like that.
Topic by Aerandirel | last reply
Hello, i got an idea of making a series of detailed, yet easy to understand instructables on music theory. i mean music theory, and i mean things you would learn in college level class. i preety much dedicated most of my life to music theory, piano, cello, and listening, as well as analyzing written music. i have also had great teachers that thought me a lot of things about music and life, and i would only feel like the greatest asshole alive if i didnt share them. one thing that is special to music theory, and only to music theory, is that it is a field of study that originated from art, not vice versa. those instructibles would cover preety much everything involved with music, including the mathematics and physics that go with it! history will be included too! the reason why i'm posting it here, is to see how many people are interested, who would want to help out, and to look for reccomendations and requests. my resume: 5 years piano 4 years cello 9 years music theory perfect pitch played in 4 different orchestras considering starting doing a chamber music program, orchestras are getting boring now :D im part of the Tri-M music honor society and i volunteer sometimes. PLEASE REPLY WITH WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS PROJECT :D music theory
Topic by macplo
I really want to learn a new language over the summer, but am not sure how, or even which one to learn. i really enjoy Asian culture, and chinas' really in the up lately, so maybe Chinese, I've also rely always wanted to learn Latin. what do you think? how should i go about teaching myself?
Question by Jumpin Jehosaphat | last reply
Hi, I want to buy a book that will help me understand arduino programing. I know some basic things about arduno programing. Any suggestions? Thanks, David.
Question by David97 | last reply
Ok. I play guitar and I really want to learn bass. My mind thinks more (rythmically) like a bass. I want to learn bass badly. I am probably going to get the Fender Squier J Bass, as it sells new for only $180 at guitar center, and i really like fenders guitars. Anything I should know? I need all the help I can get. Thanks, freeza36 (soon to be bassist)
Topic by freeza36 | last reply
Seeing all the wonderful winners that made stuff out of ardunio and other stuff, I figure that I might want to try doing some stuff using them too. Problem is, I have absolutely no idea how parts work, and I would love to have anyone who's willing point me to places that I might be able to learn the basics of circuit boards, wires, leds, motors, soft/hardware, whatever that's simple to read and learn off of. I know there's tons of Instructables that probably might teach me stuff, but I want to have a general idea first before working. Thanks, username252 (profile image below)
Topic by username252 | last reply
Hi, i'm an Information technology student, but i'm very much interested in electronics and robotics. I saw many video tutorials and other web pages to learn, but I still cant get enough information's like why to use them and how to use them( I had to browse a lot in internet, but there are lots of them, don't know which one to select). Is there any resource that could teach me electronics easily and deeply.I prefer video tutorials. If there is please share with me :-)
Topic by Rey Wolver | last reply
I would like to learn Chinese or Japanese but I wonder how difficult might be to learn a language with a different alphabet.
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Question by hillboy | last reply
Ok so i want to start learning about programming and electronics (wiring, soldering, circuits, etc). where do you guys learn ur stuff from with the exception of college? i need any books, websites, etc that you used to hone ur craft so i too can learn. thanks
Topic by leader1 | last reply