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legs for keyboard

Hello all, i just purchasec a new logitech illuminated keyboard, which has the shortest "legs" i've ever seen. i loved the steampunk-keyboard idea, but, until i can afford one, does anyone have an idrea on how to raise the back of the keyboard (not books or batteries - i've tried them...) ? thank you.

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disability challenge: rebuild my legs.

Just thought it was worth asking with the wealth of expertise and knowledge on here if anyone could offer any help/idea, or any words of wisdom in regards to getting me back on legs and out of my wheelchair, I will gladly consent to being a guinea pig (within reason obviously! lol).   O.K. a little bit of me & my background. I'm a 46 year old male living in the U.K, 12 years ago through no fault of my own I was ploughed down a street by a car. this left me with a compound fracture of my left leg that developed a further complication that resulted in me losing the leg below the knee the resulting infections meant it wouldn't heal . the right leg suffered 14 breaks between the knee and ankle, the ankle was broken and most of the foot. the metalwork in the leg had problems it eventually bent. i put every penny into an operation to remove a large chunk of my lateral muscle to be transplanted to the left stump to get it to heal and to have the faulty metal top of the metalwork replaced, but and I kid you not, the bolt in the right leg had the head taken off!! meaning the bolt would have to be drilled out but that would shatter the leg meaning i'd lose that leg too, the op on the stump was a failure. so what i'm hoping is some of you super brains could help design/devise a kind of prosthesis and a caliper type erm... thing, for the other leg. well I'll upload some pics and a bit more about me tomorrow. thanks for reading guys & girls.

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Any story behind this picture? (WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC INJURY)

I was wondering is there anything behind this nasty injury? Any ideas?

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RGB LED strip quiestion :)

Hi everybody, I saw a tutorial on how to make led light-bulb , https://www.instructables.com/id/21-W-Led-Bulb-1450-Lumens/ , this one. I have a led strip which i can use, the only problem , the strip is RGB , and i want it to give of white light. i don't have a controller for them, and i don't really want to use one. So my question is : can i wire them in some way to give of white light ? Thanks.

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Leg pain at work

 What can I do to relieve leg pain during work? I stand in one spot all day and my legs hurt(bad) at the end of the day. Different shoes and inserts help but does not get rid of the pain. Any suggestions?

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leg and arm weights

Will someone write up the plans for a HEAVY-DUTY ankle and wrist weight. I have been searching online for a company that will make custom weighted wrist and ankle weights but there aren't any. I'm wanting to make a 50 lb for the arms and 100 lb for the legs. I'm thinking along the lines of several iron or lead bars strapped together with a nylon fiber or other strong material. I've only ever done projects in high-school, where materials were provided, so I don't really know where to get the materials needed. Please help.

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how to make legs? Answered

Hey guys i need human like legs for my robot sugjestense i looked at wowwee robots ideas any one

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robotics : legs and wheels

Hi !Generally, wheeled robots sound limited, and legged robots too much complicated.So, wheels or legs ? Well, seems it's possible to take the best of the two worlds : Look at this robot !http://www.dailymotion.com/cluster/tech/featured/video/x3g2y3_rhex

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humanoid leg design? Answered

My robots design is humanoid but I cant make the legs move like a humans please help

Question by Robinson ruiz    |  last reply


chip with four legs

I have a four legged chip and i dont know what it is. it is marked with a few different markings which are A83401 and 21508. on the opposite side its marking is 0549. the middle two legs are grounded with power in another and output from the fourth. it is in a joystick for a machine. can any one help?

Topic by wexd    |  last reply


why do i not have much leg/arm hair?

i am 14 years old and have minimal leg/arm hair i do have some but not much is there any reason?

Question by mysteryman127    |  last reply


can intestinal problems cause sciatic nerve pain?

My stomah gets inflame and my sciatic nerve hurts . i take pain pills for a neck fausion can the pills be doing it .thanks.,

Question by ed2011    |  last reply


Beware Obrary

I was approached this week by a member of staff at Obrary, asking me if I would let them share one of my projects. So far, so good; I gave permission, as long as they agreed to abide by the license I use to publish my projects; BY-NC-SA.  This is the default licence for Instructables, and allows others to share your work as long as they quote the source, share their work under the same licence, and do not profit commercially from the project. Be aware that, if Obrary share your projects, they will share them under the licence of BY-CC-SA, allowing other people to profit from your work. When I discovered this, I agreed, as long as I got to share in the income being generated by my work. Obrary went quiet. If you want to share your projects through Obrary, that's up to you (a quick search shows that at least one Instrucabler has allowed their work to be shared), but you need to remember that their business model involves monetising your work, without any of the income coming to you. They profit, you lose out. You have been warned.

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can anyone help in the creation of a robot prosthetic leg?

My crew coach got into a horrible motorcycle accident and he had to be amputated above the knee. i had an idea using accelerometers and electronic gyroscopes to make the leg balance itself but i have no idea how to script or program. i also need to figure out how to make the leg move when it needs to and stop when it needs to. i have not started this project yet, but who knows i might be done by the time someone reads this.

Question by katman101    |  last reply


Four-legged collapsible table

I want to make a square table in the style of https://www.instructables.com/id/Flagman-Table/ but with legs like a collapible camping chair.  Can this be done? Is it a good idea? Has any one done something like this before? Thanks!

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OAWR Legs Lock Up

I'm currently assembling an Obstacle Avoiding Walking Robot, however I find the legs keep locking up.  Basically, as I move the legs the nuts are tightening to the point where the legs won't move any more.  I have washers in all the correct places so must be missing something else. Any tips on how to avoid this? Thanks. James.

Topic by jsluke    |  last reply


Substitue for box fan legs.

I'm trying to think of something to use in place of the plastic feet on those Lasko box fans. Any ideas? Thanks.

Topic by syllinx    |  last reply


RGB-LED with 6 legs? Answered

As far as I know, RGB-LEDs have 4 legs: 1 common cathode and 3 seperate anodes (or vice versa). Santa Claus has left me a RGB LED with 6 pins. Now I'm confused and he has left the country! Can anyone help and explain this to me?

Question by bertus52x11    |  last reply


ANYONE know how to repair a leg on a IKEA BOLIDEN chair leg??

Hi a large tipsy guest fell onto my chair and split one of the 'feet' . It's an ikea boliden chair, which is the type that consists of moulded plywood arm rests and leg/foot all in one that are joined by a wooden strut across the bottom sorry it's not a very good description. the pic isn't an exact replica the arm/foot is more curvy.

Question by mrsthursday    |  last reply


4-Leg Walking Robot Developement

   The video basically describes my project, I want to make a rideable mechanical horse and a full size mechanical mountain lion. Right now it is in the early stages. I am just designing, building, and testing parts for a small scale prototype.

Topic by Jaycub    |  last reply


Wheel Leg All terrain design

I came up with a wheel leg design a while ago http://us.mindstorms.lego.com/nxtlog/myprojectdisplay.aspx?id=d5808c2d-b658-4b8e-b0f2-06c6152a2f66. Vex came up with this product and it looks a lot like my design. I think this would be a great design for an mars rover. I got the idea from rex robots. I thought, " Why not put more of those on?"

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Why do my feet sometimes smell like malt vinegar? Answered

It's not every day or with all shoes, or only after eating cod at the pub...

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How to make curved desk legs? Answered

Anybody know how to make curved desk legs like you see on some fancy desks.     I want to design my own but I would like to use legs like this and I don't know what I would need to do. Tools needed, best wood, methods etc... Thanks in advance.

Question by kh319    |  last reply


3D printing of a broken chair leg

Hi all, My chair is broken. I can't find the part anywhere so I thought maybe I could 3D print it, but I have no idea how to do it. Would anyone help me out to create a design file. I have a rough sketch below. If anyone can help out I'd really appreciate it, thanks!

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Giant crane arrives to help build new bay bridge

A 328 foot crane built by ZPMC near Shanghei, China capable of lifting 1800 tons at a time was brought into the Port of Oakland two weeks ago aboard a partially submersible transport ship. It is the largest marine crane to ever work on the west coast.I had been noticing the absolutely massive red white and blue crane on my commute over the bridge to work for a few days, but was unable to find any info on it. Thankfully a project associate from the Public Information Office of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Seismic Safety Retrofit Projects was nice enough to email me back about my query with the relevant info. From there, it was easy to pick up the internet news trail.SF Gate Article - One big crane, coming upThe San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Project

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(SOLVED) Three-Legged Switch - Help Please!

I recently took apart a transmitter for a set of wireless headphones that gave up on me. I salvaged a few capacitors, 4 infra red LEDs, and a switch.The problem is, I don't know how to use the switch as it has 3 legs. The only switches I know of have 2 legs. It only has 2 positions (on and off).  Could anyone let me know how to use it? Thanks,  H4ZZ

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why are my fiddlers losing their claws and legs?

All my male fiddlers are losing their claws and legs. I've had them for quite a while, about 6 months, and I purchased them at Walmart. Could it be age related, or a problem with the water?

Question by ellymae2    |  last reply


I want to make a peg leg for a kitten

I found a kitten at my in the parking lot at my job and one of her front paws doesn't work. She can use her shoulder but her wrist is like a cooked noodle. I took her to the vet and he said he wrist didn't form correctly and that it's permanent. He said it doesn't hurt her and to just leave it alone.She gets around ok and somewhat uses the bad leg but when i bandaged it up( straws and gauze) she seemed to get around better. But the bandaged leg slips on the tiles so I was thinking I'd like to fashion up a little prosthetic "foot" for her. Maybe something that can strap on just above where it goes all floppy with a slip proof tip on it. It would need to fit around/over/beside her paw. Maybe a removable cast that her leg fits into...I don't know. I don't want to spend alot of money because she may not want to use it but i figured it was worth a try. I added some pictures so you can see her paw, might help with design concepts. Any suggestions?

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Would it be possible to make a walking 8 legged... thing?

I'd like to make a walking spider, about 30 cm tall, preferably out of metal. It wouldn't even have to go in a perfectly straight line. Ideas?

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how to build a four legged robo for climbing a ladder??

I want to build a 4 legged manually controlled robot for a college competition which can climb a ladder which is placed at an angle of 90 degrees from the ground.and the robot must be of size 400mm X 400mm X 350mm .... please help me......

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Anyone interested in table legs made from books?

I made this table for the art section where I work, and I'm mostly just wanting to show it off because it took forever and I think it turned out pretty well. But I'm also wondering if anyone would like to see how I did it before I get involved in another big project, haha. I was really stupid and didn't take pictures the first time. :) (The weird sign on top of it is basically explaining that it is sturdy even though it's a little wobbly just because of the fact that it's made out of Reader's Digest Condensed volumes. :P)

Topic by jessyratfink    |  last reply


Two Hands Two Legs and lots of walking in SF

And we're off! The documentary tour of hacker spaces in America starts off in Boston with an early breakfast:At 3:30 on September 8 I began making the WOD's [waffles of departure] and gathered my friends. This was it, I was having my goodbye breakfast. We sat around a giant LED display that was playing tetris on autopilot like we were at a sports bar and called the AI engine out on it's bad plays. Choice is the name of the game in AI, how do you make the optimal choices with limited knowledge about the present and doubt about the future?I drank my cocoa considering the choices I've made to hit the skies and shoot a documentary on hackerspaces, and it filled me with exhilaration. What could be more critical than doing something that gives you the energy to do the thing you want to be doing? There has to be this ignition point to push the chooser into action, creating this snowball of awesome gathering steam as it goes downhill. Rather than chilling with Sysiphus on his uphill downhill journey. Feeling energized, feeling pumped, I called my friends around me and we ate to good health and poured generous libations of yogurt smoothie [Spilled the contents of the blender on the floor]. **************Later that very evening I found myself SSFed :: Suddenly in San Francisco:Walking down 17th street passing bodega after fruit market after bodega and suddenly we intersected. The assembly of the Two Hands Project was complete as we fortuitously intersected directly at the gates to NoiseBridge nouveau. An odd bunch from Chicago/Alaska, Michigan/Boston, and Florida/notsureyet we were meeting for the first time since the inception of the project, and we were ready to rock. Having almost no equipment after meeting up with Mitch and experiencing excellence and consensus in action we go to Sadies house (what a great lady), stay up late, and work all night. Starting the tradition that will continue to this day. Hopping on Paul's tiny folding bike I run across town gathering Mic's, video cameras and miracle fruit. Meeting up with the crew dazed and confused walking around town with tons of gear on their back we were glad to have a brief breakfast with SkyT, Mitch and FBZ before checking out the reMakeLounge.At the reMakeLounge we met up with Inna who saved our lives, 300 times. With her help we were able to talk with the folks at the Internet Archive where we met up with Mang. She drove us over to Oakland, back to SF, and finally back to the Airport. If there's one lady that made the SF leg of this trip possible it was Inna.Mang and his roommate Mike have an awesome Hacker Space appended to their home. We were given a rare peek into Radish Research which they opened up to us. It's been amazing how much people have opened up to us this trip! I'd like to take this moment to thank you all for your kindness, generosity and ability to withstand the rush that is The Two Hands Project. Hee!Posting would happen more frequently if it weren't for the emergency nature of this trip. But keep an eye out, I'll be posting shorter things more regularly I hope._Bilal GhalibAnd now, a brief video of the first leg of our trip:

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hey I am trying to make a projector cart that has folding legs.

This is what I need http://common.csnstores.com/common/categories/large/18732.jpg. But i would like for the sections to fold in so that it could be transported in a car vary easy. Any suggestions for the legs would be help full.?

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How to make a bike-like vehicle with legs instead of wheels? Answered

For Halloween, I'm going to be riding a unicorn, and the unicorn is basically two bikes but with leg-like poles instead of wheels. This is basically like a hexapod robot, but with four legs instead of six and pedals instead of motors. I already know where to get the parts and stuff, but need to figure out how to make a working leg mechanism. Anyone have any ideas on how to make it walk?

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LED wiring - Does it matter? Answered

I've got some LEDs that I'm going to be wiring in parallel with separate resistors. Does it matter which leg of the LED the resistor is on? Is there a standard practice? I'm going to be soldering all of the legs on one side together so that I only need to have one 'ground', does it matter which leg? Thanks.

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What is the best place online or offline to buy table legs?

Looking for pre-made legs or has anyone seen a place that sells a base similar to this? http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=19581&catalog;=filter&menuCatalog;=room&menuSubcategory;=213146

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im making a foosball table with thick legs, and i want to be able to remove the legs and put them again multiple times Answered

On this table the wooden legs should be attached to corners from the bottom or from sides. i need to be able to remove them and add them again and again... i thought about just using screws but i guess the wood will wear out quickly. thank you for your answers

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IKEA Bathroom furniture hack...can you help with the legs?

I have an old set of drawers from IKEA for the bathroom. It has three drawers, and I think we bought it 15 years ago. It's laminate but I sanded it and painted it. The legs, however, are wooden blocks with metal screws that come out to adjust the height of the piece. The screws were once covered by metal covers. Here's a pic of a kitchen thingy that has the same thing (yes, too lazy to go take the pic, wait for it to go thru with dropbox, etc.). I've lost three of the four metal covers so all you see is the wood coming down then a longish screw. What I thought I'd do is make somewhat flat polymer clay "stones" that stack with the screw that goes through them. I'd have to bake the clay with the screws, the "stones" in a stack, to make it work. I had originally thought of using regulare stones and driling holes in them but It would be a disaster---they all need to be the same exact height or the cabinet will be wobbly. Do you think I can do this?

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How to prevent aching legs after Weights, basketball, falling, etc.? Answered

My legs ache, bad, i can barely walk, i need a remedy to prevent this, i stretch before i lift except for yesterday when i was just playing basketball, but that's the only time they have hurt since i have started lifting.

Question by Yerboogieman    |  last reply


Mouse IR detector Challenge

Anybody know how to determine which legs are which on the IR detector (double transistor) in old-school mice? One leg is common and the other two legs are emitters. Is there a test I can perform with a needle type VOM that could identify the leads? These three legged components are very common and can be used to build really simple and cheap data acquisition of rpm using the microphone jack and 5 volts from a USB port. One leg has extra metal and is likely the common. Still I would like to know if anyone has a test procedure. Thanks to all and keep repurposing everything in your path. It just feels good.

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how can I make a person look like they have no legs? Answered

It's for a play and the actor has to be wheeled around the stage a bit but mostly just sitting still.

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Custom Glow Table: need ideas!

Hello everybody! First of all i'd just like to say I just made an account but have been using this site for years and love you guys =] I have this idea for a tv stand / table and I am stuck. attached is a drawing of my table (tried my best). The idea is a table made out of a recycled door as the table top, clear 6'' diameter and 2' long tubes as the legs, a liquid that reacts to blacklight inside the legs of the table such as laundry soap to fill the inside of the legs, and one small waterproof fan in each of the front legs to create a vortex inside the tube. So essentially I want a table with legs made of clear tubes with a glowing tornado in each front leg and a black light mounted under the table to light em' up! I need help figuring out what would be the best / cheapest material to use to create the front legs. Also what type of fan to use that is waterproof and will have enough torque to turn the water. Any help is appreciated!!  

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LED / Resistor Question - This should be easy for you to answer. Answered

I noticed that on LED wiring diagrams the resistor is on the incoming current leg.  Is there any reason why the resistor could not be on the out going current leg? If a resistor was installed on the out going leg then multiple LED could be tied in through one resistor rather than having an individual resistor for each LED.

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USB Hub Spider

Here's a variation on my USB Hub Monster that I'm working on. I've added a couple of legs that have alligator clips on it to get to the full eight legs for true spidery creepiness. The legs are nearly done, but the body is practically untouched. Expect to see some glowing red eyes when it's done. There's another USB creature I'm working on right now as well, but it's a little shy.

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can i tie a chunk of metal to my leg for esd protection? Answered

wrist straps are kind of annoying because the wire gets in the way. first of all would wearing it on my leg still work, or does it have to be on my arm or wrist? also, could i use a chunk of metal like an extra heat sync (since ground is essentially the same thing, just a bigger piece of metal)

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knex machine gun?

Right, so after i saw the video for the cyclone by perfect duck, i decided to make a machine gun with the highest ROF ever. but i was wondering what mechanism it should use? because i am posting ibles for it when it is finished i dont really want to make 80 ft long chains. so what should i do?

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can i remove the cyst/tumor on my dogs leg myself?

My boxer has a growth the size of a grape dangling off her forearm.the skin attaching it is the diameter of a shoestring. can i cut this off and bandage it? or is this a mandatory vet bill?

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