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Question by Wasagi | last reply
I recently came across a youtube vid showing removal of a broken bolt with a left handed drill bit. Other than the removal of stubborn bolts and studs why do they make left handed drill bits? Both my rather old mains drills and the pillar drill all turn clockwise for right handed drill bits. Only the cordless drill has a reverse function.
Question by rickharris | last reply
At this moment I have FIOS as my hd provider. As you already know the harddrive on the hd dvr in my motorola unit is very small. I am also in possession of two regular and one hd dvr from directv and one rca dvr-10. Is there any way to download info from my FIOS Motorola QIP6416-2 into either one of the dvr/pvr I have in my possession. Especially the Directv dvr. Since I canceled DSS service they all say searching for signal. Thanks for your help.
Topic by avguy
Hey Guys, This is gonna be an awkward question. I am 13 years old and whenever I touch my chest it feels like the left part is higher than the right one. This scares me alot. I was hoping if anyone of you could tell me if this is normal or not. BTW im right handed. EDIT: Its my ribcage not my muscles.
Question by The Prickly Potato | last reply
When I try to install the game a box pops up saying: Steam could not initialize. Missing Steam.dll. Is there any way I can play without messing with another computer with internet?
Question by thedeadguy | last reply
I just heard on NPR that this year's combined electoral candidates collectively spent over 4 billion dollars on advertising this year. I believe about half of that is on those ubiquitous road side campain signs that now litter seemingly all roadways. Any ideas on what to make/ recycle/ upcycle them to?
Question by gstopngo | last reply
Hey guys, I was wondering if a heat pad would work for melting wax. Since each year in Hanukah I use the left over wax to TRY and make candles. Here are the things I did. 2006: Used small tin foil molds. I didn't know how to make a wick then so I just used string. That was a FAILURE TOO. The string or so called wick didn't burn and just went to flames and didn't melt the wax and all it did was stay lit for 5 seconds. 2007: Kept wax and saved 2008: Kept wax and saved 2009: Used wax and try to put two blocks of wood together with a vice and drill a hole through the crack of both blocks of wood. It didn't work like I thought it would. The drill went all the way down the drill bit was atleast 5 in. long and it won't all the way down but when I poured the wax it didn't fill and over flowed. When I opened it up to try and see if there was a candle... well lets just say it turned out to be a half inch tall candle... and was about 1/5 of inch in diameter. I tried the to make a candle in a pot holder and forgot about the hole in the center then all the wax fell on the street and I didn't notice. It was such a pain to clean it off because it was on somebody elses lawn and I didn't want to mess up there lawn. WELL THAT WAS A FAILURE. 2010: This year I'm going to try to make scented candles. I'm going to use Tin Coke cans. I hope this works. I might use a heat pad since my mom doesn't want me to make wax in her cooking pans. If you have any suggestions send me E-MAILS at email@example.com or just post a message or private message me. I would prefer E-mail since I almost never check this website because I have about 20 other sites I have to check.
Topic by rexdino5
Ok, I'm kinda looking to gather some general statistics related to people with a DO-It-Yourself/Constructive/Experimental personality. To a degree it has to do with left-handed/right-handed issue, but I want to take other traits and preferences into consideration. Please humor me and give me some details. I'll post my results and possibly a few guesses as to what they mean. 1)What kind of grades do/did you recieve in school? (A,B,C,D,F) 2)Are you right-handed, left-handed, or fully ambidextrous? 3)What types of books/articles do you read? Novels, How-To, Socialogical, etc. 4)Are you multi-lingual? 5)Were you raised in a one-parent or two-parent home? Other? 6)Do you consider yourself an optimist, or a pessimist? 7)Are you religious/spiritual? 8)WHat is your one greatest priority in life? 9)With most of your projects/experiments do you: succeed, fail, quit, procrastinate.
Topic by skunkbait | last reply
Hi, I have something that can only take one channel but I am wondering if I can just connect the red and blue wires together in a audio cable so it will combine these both left and right channels into a single mono source (from the amplifiers point of view). Will this cause any problems with the audio source (phone) having both channels connected together like this? Will it damage the phone or anything like that? The main reason for doing this is the source (the phone) is stereo and some songs will have parts that are only present on one channel, which means that if it is not on the channel that is connected to my homemade lm386 based amplifier you wont here that part. Thanks.
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I was wondering if I could, such as connecting directly to a desktop or laptop. No, i do not have a wireless card for the 360.
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It's a Beogram 8002 phonograph and a Rotel RA-8408X amplifier. Much to my dismay, the phonograph appears to only be outputting audio to the left channel, even with a stereo LP. The speakers are wired correctly (I've confirmed that, using a different source, the speakers output stereo), and everything is plugged in as it should be. I've checked the audio cable(s) that goes from the phonograph to the amp with a multimeter and didn't find any shorts. Curiously enough, the plug that goes into the phonograph (it appears to be proprietary) has 5 pins and a ground, but only 3 of the pins do anything. Apparently this setup cost my Dad a pretty penny when he bought it, so I'd really like to fix it. Any help is appreciated.
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Greetings all! I need a little help with a CSS problem. I'm trying to float several images of different sizes at the bottom of a web page. I'm using the Bootstrap kit from Twitter to get myself started. See twitter.github.com/bootstrap for info on it. Any help will be welcomed! -joespicnictables
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We are looking for a recipe for a bread made from leftover cranberry orange relish. Thank You Bill
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This post is for the Magnetapult, described in this instructable. If you don't have a laser cutter, or the patience to tweak the pattern for yours, you have a few days left to back the Kickstarter project and get a Magnetapult of your own! The kickstarter project page is at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jfehr/magnetapult-the-magnetic-catapult-0 There's three models, a regular one (extremely tweaked from the design posted in the instructable, with harder to find parts), an aluminum version, and a mini version. Current pictures/rendering below. (Not the final design, but close.) Thanks for your time!
Topic by jfehr67
So I've been working on a project and have run into a snag. I'm trying to wire up a mouse to light one Led when I left-click and another when I right. For now I'm just trying to get the left working. The power that goes to the switch normally isn't enough to make the Led bright, only flicker dimly. So I thought I'd connect it to the power coming straight from the computer and just add a resistor in between. It was bright but was stuck on constantly. I've connected it every way I can think but no dice...have any ideas? RockerX
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My wife and I had one of the cavies featured in my Cavy / Guinea Pig ible, i.e. Elvis, in for surgery. Although he made it through surgery (a cancerous kidney removal), the other kidney failed, and he perished during the night. Here he is, one more time, when he was much younger, being held by my wife....
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
"Clinkers" is the word my dad came up with for them, because they make a glassy "clink" when you drop them. They aren't like regular embers, they're much denser, and they look kind of like coprolites made of particle board. Can't tell you what kind of wood makes them, because we use various types and they show up unpredictably.
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Brace yourself, America - you're due to be destroyed before the end of December!Quite by chance, I came across this Koran-based prediction from The Jerusalem Post via Skeptical News.You're all going to be scraped off the planet by a giant tsunami, partly because of the way you have treated Native Americans. Quite how destroying their homeland makes things better, I can't quite see...
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Hey everyone! I'm in the process of etching my first PCB. I have a few questions. I'm using the toner transfer method, with hydrochloric acid and a little hydrogen peroxide as an etchant. Anyway, I transferred the toner to the board, but I believe the glossy paper I used may have been a little too thick. The toner transferred correctly, but i can manage to get all of the paper off. I've tried a tooth brush and a soft towel. My question is, if I just go forth and etch the board will the paper dissolve with the copper on the board and give me a clean result anyway? Will the copper covered by the paper not be removed? are there any cons to this? (such as not being able to reuse my etchant) Thank you all, your help is appreciated Ken
Topic by KennyW2 | last reply
Hi guys, heres a question that i've been dying to ask for a while. how can i strengthen my left hand guitar tapping... I've been at guitar for 2 years now, and I'm trying to learn Invincible by Muse. Listen here the solo is around 4:38 I can play the whole song, and I know the notes to play for the solo, but my left hand fingers are physically not strong enough to play the trill :L If you could give some advice as to how to strengthen my fingers quickest, that would be greatly appreciated. Heres the tab by the way: http://www.songsterr.com/a/wa/song?id=11431
Question by barrax | last reply
So i just got a recever from a friend of mine but the master volume control is shot. in order to adjust the volume you need to shove the vol knob into the device and twist it hard so i want to build a simple device that has 4 individual volume knobs (1 for each channel) what parts do i need to buy to do this * ive seen llights that light to the sound of music how much would it be to buy these parts from radioshack https://www.instructables.com/id/Blinking-LEDs-to-Music/ another thing i forgot to mention is in the front it has 2 switches (1 for 1 left and right channel and another for another L/R channel) but they wwill not work at the same time why? i still need to put outputs on my guitar amp and i need to know how to do that i dont know if this helps but both guitar amp and receiver are 8 ohms
Question by fastcar123 | last reply
Howdy is there a kind of resist that can be left on the pcb after etching (except the solder points), as an electrical insulator? can it be used with the photo-etching method, or only heat? thanks
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Member 'Nepheron' has decided to withdraw from the community, unexpectedly. He deleted most of his instructables and removed information from the rest, rendering them useless. The only one left is Sugru metal casting. It mentions on his profile that he no longer wishes to participate in the community... Has anyone talked with him or have information on why he left?
Topic by nickodemus | last reply
Hi, I had joint the First Time Author Contest, and I got accepted. Then, as the contest wasn't showing on my instructable page, I left the contest to enter again. When I try to enter again, it tells me "pending approval" but I don't receive any email confirmation, and when I click on contest again, it says "add" again, and not "pending approval". Is this normal? Can't we enter again after leaving a contest? Thanks
Topic by Aerandir14 | last reply
I am constructing the 60 watt panels listed on the site, I want to know what is the best method for joining the top set of cells with the bottom. See drawing if I upload right. Thank you.
Question by pokey02 | last reply
I know this question sounds sick and sadistic, but that is a serious question for my zombie book I've been talking about. Even If it was just an internal explosion, that would answer my question. Another thing, how long would it take?
Question by eulaliaaaa! | last reply
Hi i am getting a new guinea pig shortly, i have a lot of experience with them over the Easter weekend, for four days, i will be camping up in the mountains and will have to leave it behind as it will be roughly 7-8 weeks old, will it be OK left alone? she will have a spot to hide in her cage and will have the company of a old guinea pig my main two problems are we have a young dog who stalks the guinea pig while its in its cage, and it may terrify them if i'm not around two, the older guinea pig may attack the smaller one, like nip its ears, etc my question, after all that is buy the guinea pig now (holiday in two weeks) or after the holiday leaving it with some else or getting someone to drop in is not an option
Question by AussieAnglerGal | last reply
Finals are OVER! And I should be ecstatic, but I'm just exhausted. I had Fluids, knocked that mutha outta the park. Modeling Methods (ugh!) think I did good, even a zero on the final would still net me a B in the class. Circuit analysis (yech), somewhere between a 60-90 in that class, the class was incomprehensible, the online test was broken and you can't learn with 220 people chatting over the prof. and lastly Machine Design- I'm worried about that one, I had a 90% going into the final, but I forgot to put J & I for a solid shaft on my formula sheet, oops, that cost me a shaft design problem, and when the heck did we cover welding? dammint. Next up Vibrations, Heat Transfer, Mech Properties of Materials and CadCam. BUT!!!! in between, well I have an interview tomorrow, I'm undecided on if that is a good thing, and then it's a week of floating around the Caribbean. Woot! And I'm now a member of Tau Beta Pi, which I'm pretty darned proud of. But FINALS ARE OVER!!!! No more spending until 1am in the library until we're all so tired we can't even read the problems. YEA!!!!!! nap time.
Topic by Tool Using Animal | last reply
Smoker Appearance: An average-sized Infected with huge tumors all over its arms and face. Has a very long tongue as well. This tongue can be shed when the Smoker is injured, allowing them to get away. Sounds: Talk about an anti-smoking agenda. The Smoker makes all sorts of horrible wheezing and coughing sounds when idle. Launching the tongue creates a sort of slurping sound, and the music becomes dramatic whenever a survivor is being strangled to death. When they die, they explode with a puffing noise. Strengths: The Smoker is the longest-distance Infected and can easily separate groups of survivors through good use of its tongue. When a survivor is being strangled, they can't do anything to free themselves (much like the Hunter's pounce). This forces a teammate to run to the person and free them, potentially causing more problems for the survivors. They have a tendency to find the nooks and crannies where it is hard to see them, climb up on building, or move around in groups of regular infected in order to surprise the survivors. Weaknesses: In-between the Boomer and Hunter is where the Smoker's durability sits. They can only take a few shots before dying, making it essential for them to catch survivors off guard. When they grab a survivor, the survivor has a few seconds to fire at the Smoker before they become constricted. If they deal enough damage, the Smoker will let go and possibly even die. When constricting a survivor, any other survivor can bash or shoot the tongue or smoker to cause it to release the person they are strangling. Bashing the player counts as bashing the tongue, but shooting them does not. Special: Smokers are relatively harmless by themselves due to their weak damage output. However, much like the Boomer, they can turn an entire game around. If a smoker grabs and manages to strangle a player, it can force the other teammates to chase the player down and save them. On top of this, they often linger in large groups of common Infected, which will attack the strangled survivor and act as a shield for the Smoker. Tank Appearance: Muscle, muscles, and more muscles! The Tank wouldn't look out of place in Gears of War. They are gigantic, drag their knuckles along the ground, and run like apes. If you manage to miss seeing a Tank, you've got to be blind. A hilarious detail: Tanks have no lower jaws, so their tongues just dangle! Sounds: The Tank snorts, bellows, and generally sounds like an angry rhinoceros. The ground nearby trembles as they move, and the music gets very intense and action-oriented when one starts attacking the players. Crashing sounds are common as well, as they throw cars and chunks of landscape as well as rip apart doors. Strengths: Where to begin? The Tank is the single toughest Infected in the game. They can absorb an unholy amount of damage, forcing the entire team to work together to kill one. They can rip off chunks of the environment to hurl at the players, and will also throw cars. They can tear through certain parts of the environment, like pillars and barricades. Not even safehouse doors can stand up to a Tank. A player that is hit by a Tank will be flung, heavily damaged, and will be stunned on landing, unable to move. Weaknesses: A Tank can only take on a single survivor at a time, where all survivors can unload on them. They can't bash through obstacles, so walls and certain environmental objects will hinder them. They have to climb up like any normal Infected, as they can't leap. Any long-range attack can be easily dodged. They have a huge profile, which makes it almost impossible to miss them. Special: Tanks are big, dumb brutes, so use this to your advantage. They take time to find a target, and will get slowed down by environmental obstacles. With one person acting as bait, a Tank can be taken out extremely quickly as long as anybody, bait included, has a semi-automatic shotgun. Tanks are also highly flammable, and will burn until they die. Witch Appearance: Almost-naked, panting, gaunt, disturbing-looking woman with huge claws. Always has a red light on them, no matter where they may be in a level. Witches are the exact opposite of Tanks in appearance, being thin, small, and low-profile. Sounds: There is no creepier ambience in Left 4 Dead than that which surrounds a Witch. The Witch cries and sobs as long as it has been undisturbed, and the music becomes very creepy and disturbing as one gets closer and closer to a Witch. When they have been startled, it screams and chases down the offending survivor, letting loose random cries. Strengths: The Witch is the second-toughest Infected, next to the Tank. They also deal the most damage out of any Infected, as they are able to incapacitate (Easy through Advanced) or kill (Expert) any survivor with a single strike. They have great hearing, and any gunshots or explosions nearby will startle them, causing them to chase down the survivor that startled them. Weaknesses: The Witch will only chase down a single survivor before running away. The survivor which is closest and dealing the most damage is a target, but the one that startled the Witch will usually be the one that ends up taking the hit if it gets close enough. They're fast, but are slowed down a lot by doors and other obstacles. They can be sneaked by if the survivors turn off flashlights and walk instead of run. Special: The Witch is the only special Infected that can't be controlled by a player, for obvious reasons. A survivor with a semi-automatic shotgun can sneak up on a Witch (right next to one, in fact), point their gun at her, and unload a full clip into her before she can fully respond. This is the easiest way to take out Witches that are blocking essential paths, such as ones that are in subway cars in the second level of No Mercy.
Topic by Waren-Neutron
Many guys from the knex gun community have left ibles, some came back (DJ Radio, Blue Mullet) Are there any concepts with knex guns that aren't used yet or has innovation just stopped because of the lack of ideas? And maybe some really good knexers could try to push people to go here or just push people to post their ideas? If you have any feedback, leave a comment.
Question by Knex.X | last reply
Okay, I bought an older karaoke system, which I am using as a speaker for my iPod and an amp for my guitar. As you have probably deducted from that, it has RCA stereo auxiliary inputs and 2 mic inputs. I plug my iPod into the RCA aux in jacks, and it is sending out a stereo signal. The cable I use is a special cable originally intended for an audio/video cable for my camera. It's wiring scheme allows me to use it as a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) male audio plug to the two stereo, RCA male plugs. I press play on my iPod, and of course music comes out. The "amp" has a balance pot on it (pot meaning knob). When the balance pot is centered, the left channel is full volume, but the right channel is weak. To get the full right channel, I have to turn the pot all the way right, which of course blocks the left channel out. There is a "sweet spot" around the 4 o clock position that evens out the channels, but they aren't as strong.
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I'm a left-handed person trying to remove obstacles in my everyday *workshop* routines. I've found one Instructable that suggests putting a chalkboard/whiteboard writing space on the *left* side of the desk. That's GENIUS! But it's not enough, and my Google-fu yields nothing more exciting across the interwebz. Do YOU have any lefty-friendly ideas? My workshop activities--in case it helps give you some direction for responding: -beginning woodworking (I have a drill press, circ saw, and some other fancy toys) -sewing (Singer machine; also by hand) -intermediate to advanced Martha Stewart-esque crafty things Particular interests that have no bearing on my question but might help guide an otherwise vague response: -Making work spaces ergonomically healthier (I'm a 5'2 dancer/writer living with sciatica; husband is 5'11 and 38 years old with no desire to age faster by ruining his back some more) -the art and science of lighting interior rooms for their specific purpose/occupant's needs
Topic by AnnaUndercover | last reply
The software I use at work interfaces with JAVA so the enter and info keys on the keyboard do not work within JAVA scripted panels that pop up with simple OK or YES or Cancel buttons. I have to physically grab the mouse and click the button I want to continue after the click. This slows me down immensely. I cannot change the script (it's commercial software) and cannot add any software to the PC because the PC's are locked down securely. Remapping keys is locked out as well. I want a wireless solution preferably USB that I can add the two keys above the arrow keys and below the word processing keys that only respond to the left click and right click of the mouse. I necessary I could use a wired version as long as it wouldn't interfere with my current wireless mouse/keyboard. Any ideas out there? Am I explaining this properly?
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Topic by MakinThings
Well, here's the deal.. Last night I took the mower deck off my rider, sharpened the blades, re-attached them, made sure it ran fine, which it did, worked like it has been for the past 3 months, parked it in the tarp shed and went inside. Well this is what really really made me snap. I was happy with it because I just fixed the tire and thought "Thank fuckin god it's back and working again" as it had sat up on cinder blocks for the past 2 weeks due to flat tires. Morning comes, beautiful day out, grass to mow. I go to start it, takes a few times (I thought it was odd, but didn't think much of it) and get it started. Well some past history first, this machine was fixed at a mennonite repair shop a year ago or so because apparently there was a peice of dirt stuck in the hole that a supposed pin drops into when the machine shuts off to stop the gas flow from going into the engine when it's off. They put a valve on the gas line aswell, well after that, it never went down all the way on the throttle or it would just stall. Well this morning, it seemed to be completely the opposite, it idled fine at the lowest throttle setting (I had a really confused look at the time) and at full open, it ran horrible and the whole frame was shaking because it was going up and down (the reving I mean). I tried to cut grass with it, and it goes for about 5 meters and then nearly stalls (still hasn't for some reason, but just barely) and then starts running again and spews out a shitload of smoke for a few seconds. I tried to "run" it off and it didn't even drained the gas and put new gas in, that was a wasted $10 trip to the gas station.As of now, it's sitting out in my yard, I don't want to touch it because it's pissed me off enough. Also, I took the air filter off and it seems that at one point it was spewing gas up out of the air inlet. Can someone please help me?!? I need this machine running as I cut grass for people. I vowed to myself I would permantly park this thing if one more thing broke, but it's getting it's last chance.** Forgot to add, it's a 12hp brigs and straton (type H I think?), and manufactured by murry (I know..sad).Second update:Uhhh...it appears to be fine?? It ran ok today, a bit touchy, but it seems ok, can someone care to explain how the hell this happened????!?, scrap that, it's fuxxored again. Arg, I need it for my lawn cutting needs!
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I noticed the related instructables are now on the left. Is this just me, or did they change it?
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When using Firefox to browse the list of contests the majority are showing as "0 days left" to enter, even though the contests are still open. I can only re-create the problem when using the Firefox browser (v54.0.1), Chrome and Internet Explorer behave as expected. I have completely reset my browser (including cookies, history, cache etc.) but the problem persists. If I open a contest page the description shows "Only 0 s left to enter the...." , however the "Enter Now" button is available and appears to work as expected.
Topic by ThirdEarthDesign | last reply
Yes, I turned 50 today. No whirlwind, no party, no production.....ate out at an Italian restaurant, but that was it. Oh, I took off work today until the end of the month....I go back next month :-)
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