Local Globes

Globes are meant to represent entire planets, but what if the world you want to show on them is actually much smaller? Then you can make a Local Globe. Take a map and apply the Photoshop filter Flexify to it and you can make a globe of your own! All right, I'm totally gonna do this and I know exactly what image I want to put on it. Now I just need to find a cheap globe. <!-- google_ad_client = "pub-4537271731828003"; /* 728x15, created 4/4/09 */ google_ad_slot = "4422685053"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 15; //-- DIY Local Globes via Make

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LOCAL GROUPS

We really need to connect !  I am looking for other instructable machines to connect with.  We, as humans, are the best machines when we connect with others with similar interests.  I have particular interests, but I would like to match them with ones that I do not have.  We all have ideas, inventions, and other agendas which we can achieve if we pool our efforts together with the right contacts.  Lets do this and get off our collective butts!  We have the potential but we will never realize our goals and dreams if we work purely on our own.

Topic by AMACHINE   |  last reply


local lapidary CLUB?

WHERE CAN I FIND LAPIDARY TOOLS TO USE OR BUY IN GA.

Question by georgie.smith.311   |  last reply


How much should I avoid localization

Who is my audience? I started writing my first instructable and hardly got two sentences written before I found myself assuming everyone is in the United States. For instance if want to say some fabric costs $4.50/yard at Wal-Mart, that's potentially 3 things not everybody can immediately understand: the dollars, the almost exclusively American unit of measure, and a store that's not in every country. Should I just say it, or should try to translate. i.e. The fabric costs about USD $4.92 per meter at local discount stores. There must be a middle ground, but my strong Aspie craving for exact specifications makes me ask here before getting started.

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How could I access my website from my local server by typing a name like 'info.p' instead of the IP of the server on url

Friends,I am a beginner in linux environment.I am hosting a website in LAN. But to access my website i need to type the server IP address on the url from other computers in the network. I want to make my website accessible on the network in such a way that from other computer connected to the LAN users need to just type a name instead of the IP address of the server.So please help me out...

Question by kalitap 



Kansas City Area DIY Exchange

I - INTRO Hi everyone! My name's Tom Deslivres, and my wife and I recently moved from France to the Midwest, in the Kansas City area. We've been able to meet makers, hackers and crafters from all over the area and thought I'd turn to my favorite online makers community to try and meet even more of you creative people out there on Instructables. I'm also going to put down here the info for spaces that are publicly accessible, as well as local news and resources. It'll be a central hub for myself, as well as you if you need it! And of course, if you spot something I haven't listed here, let me know so I can update this topic. II - KANSAS CITY AREA MAKER- AND HACKERSPACES CCCKC https://www.c3kc.org/ Address: 11224 Holmes Rd. Suite 115, Kansas City, MO 64131 (inside DeVry University) Open house: Friday evenings HAMMERSPACE http://hammerspacehobby.com/ Address: 440 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64110 Open house: Thursday evenings, 6PM to 9PM BLACK & VEACH MAKERSPACE [OPENS EARLY FEB. 2016] http://www.jocolibrary.org/makerspace Address: 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS (inside Central Resouce Library) Access: Freely accessible during Central Resource Library opening hours SCIENCE CITY MAKER STUDIO http://www.unionstation.org/sciencecity/attractions/maker-studio Address: 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108 Open house: Tuesday evenings III - LATEST NEWS [COMING SOON] IV - RESOURCES [COMING SOON] V - ​[Reserved]

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Freebies from the local dump

Well guys, I was tired of being told by different friends of mine that there's lots of goodies to be found sometimes out at my local dump, including a shed FULL of crts, some still in the bag I'm told. I finally got the motivation to make it out there, I had to ask the attendant where to find the computer stuff as the only shed I found had some furniture and old electronics (I was tempted to take this OLD ibm scanner, looked like it was right outta the 80's). She pointed me over to a pile of computer towers, satellite receivers (a scary amount of receivers) and some other crap, all in the sNOW!!! I was a little disgruntled to see it all in the snow there, as there was A LOT of towers. Aside from finding a working 16 port rack mount ethernet switch, a good handful of cpus I removed from some towers, and some PC133 ram (not useful to most, but it has a better use than SODIMM ram ever will these days). One of the first things I seen was an lcd monitor sitting upside down in the snow bank, I ran over to it like it was an abandoned baby in the snow. It didn't look like it had seen the snow too long, so I picked it up and tossed it in the car thinking at the most it would make a nice laptop stand out of the folding base on it. Well upon getting it home, drying it with a towel and letting it warm up to room temperature, I plugged it in and was very EXCITED to see "no signal" faintly on the screen, the backlight was shot.... I got my thinkpad out and hooked it up to see if the entire screen worked and that it wasn't cracked or something, sure enough, the whole screen lit up with the desktop for a second, then off. Frustrated, I simply kept turning the video output of my laptop on and off, and just from cycling it on and off, I got the backlight tubes to kick to life!!! I moved it to my desktop and got rid of my 19 inch crt, so I had room for this 19 inch lcd :P Later I noticed a bit of water in the screen so I shut it off, however when I went to use it later, the image would only flash on for a split second, then off again, then back on, and so on. I dissembled it today and can't find a single cap on the board that's blown (visually), and the only discoloration of the pcb is on the bottom, beneath a transformer, so I figure it's probably an okay amount of discoloration as a transformer will often make enough heat to do so. I plugged it in, and begun turning it on with only certain backlight tubes plugged in (theres 4 cables so I have to assume 4 tubes, one on each side of the screen, I also just found out you shouldn't let the unplugged leads too close to the socket on the PCB, it WILL ARC, the high voltage label etched into the pcb means business.) It would make some high pitched whining noises, the lcd would be doing it's flickering thing, sometimes the image would come up garbled, and then shortly after it started going garbled, it would kick on and stop making the high pitched noises, so I moved it back onto my desk still dissembled, and upon leaving the room long enough for the lcd to shut off, I came back to the same problem, and had to fiddle with it again to get it turned on (I'm using it right now :) What is it that makes these lcd's do this?, I know most problems with lcds are from the power inverter, and also when the backlights burn out (Hell only one could work for all I care, this thing is so bright it hurts the eyes). This is a 19" viewsonic lcd, and I did do some googling, one person noted for a similar model he tried replacing all 8 caps on the board (We have diff boards, but he said to replace all of them to be sure), he then said he was going to try replacing one of the mosfets, and that he would let us know how it went, still hasn't replied yet. I feel bad for posting this without pictures, but I don't have any good batteries around the house for my digital camera, I plan to get some pictures by the end of the day, but until then, perhaps you guys can tell me what it is you would like to see/need to see to help me figure this out. A free LCD guys, and it turns on to a usable state, so I KNOW it's worth fixing, sorry if I seem flabbergasted or something like I'm off my cradle, but an upgrade to LCD is awesome for me, I'm so used to using my crt's and I'm finding the crispness of the image very nice to look at.

Topic by Punkguyta 


Is your local shop ripping you-off?

I was vaguely interested in wholesale prices for shop products, and managed to find this price-list. The wholesale price is WSP, RSP I guess is the Recommended Sale Price (I think there must be tax in there somewhere), and whatever POV stands for would be the margin. If you think someone's expensive: either they've got an expensive supplier, or you don't know WSP, or they are making the most of you. (But remember, 8-'till-laters work hard to earn a living, they do need some margin) P & H price-list - as a major distributor these prices will be around the "good as one can get" mark. E.g. Haagen-Dazs 100ml £23.99 for 24x = £1 per tub        Hovis Soft 800g £1.14 ea        Cheesestrings Cheddar 21g £9.24 for 24 = £0.385 ea        "What not butter" 1Kg £18.14 for 12, £1.51 ea Or just marvel at what crap you can stock your shop with.... It's only a bit of searching, you could check your prices (different country) by searching specifically differently. (Look for who is delivering stuff) I do remember a local shop which was regarded as a rip-off to the extent some of my friends would steal stuff by way of compensation... not much though, Pot-Noodle here & there... L

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Does anyone know of any good Diy communities in san diego?

I just moved to San diego, and i'm looking for local places to get handmade stuff, materials, and possibly a place to work. Does anybody know a good area in San Diego to find these sorts of things?

Question by cyc4015 


Create a search engine for a local server?

I'm trying to make a web server for personal use. It will not be hosting to the internet, only in my LAN(local area network). I need to make a search engine that I can put on the main HTML5 site so I can search it. If possible could it be free? Thanks in advance! -joespicnictables

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Is this a mass change or disturbed local gravity? Answered

I dropped a single 6mm dia steel ball down a 3/8 copper tube 1.29m (50.75 in) long, it took less than 1 sec to pop out the other end. I then dropped a string of 5 X neo disc magnets, 5mm dia x 3mm thick, down the same tube and it floated down taking 7 seconds to pop out the other side. I tried the same experiment with an aluminium tube and observed the same results. What is causing this phenomenon? Could it be magnetic eddy currents in non ferrous material? Has the mass of the neo mags been changed or is it a local gravitational disturbance?

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Dangerous Local Pest, What to do ? Answered

Well the local wild coyote is boldly walking up and down our Reno street at 2pm in the afternoon, sniffing at the neighborhood house dogs leg-lift corners and bushes.  As a life rule, I figure "live and let live"... The bears and wild animals are moving into town because food is scarce in the mountains this year and our leaders admonish us for leaving garbage readily available and encouraging predation.    BUT this afternoon there was some confrontation at the fenced pen our dog uses for his duty and our dog was afraid to go out and chose to leave a large pile in our computer closet which I boldly managed to step into with both feet when starting the computer after supper.  Yes, I was prepping to do our monthly ledger but first I managed to drag brown foot prints over rugs through our bedroom to our bathroom.  After a couple hours of cleaning the most foul smelling dog poop, the monthly bills and Febreze treatment of the wall to wall rugs, we had to use a leash and collar to get our naughty pet to step out to the high fenced dog pen and let him discover it was safe ! ....  We watch preschool grand children and fear the situation.  What to do ?? ... I could rig an IR light beam trip wire to cause a servo to rattle some cans to discourage coyote walkabout in my yard but hope someone has a better suggestion ?

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I am looking to buy a business, and I just want to know what is the best business insurance to buy? Answered

The business is a garden center/ nursery, which is a local small business.

Question by acidbass   |  last reply


Single or dual ethernet ports in each room? Answered

I'm thinking about wiring up our house for LAN with CAT 6 ethernet cable, Is there any advantages of putting two ports in each room or should I just stick with one port?

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Creating a Local Network One transmitter, Multiple Receiver Application (Local Network Radio App)

Alright, So here goes(Hope this is the correct category): THE STORY I attend a Hungarian conference event held every year along with some of my relatives, family, and bunch of other people i know. The issue is, is that some of the Hungarians who attend this conference do not know the language very well, and require a translator. Our "group" per se, does not yet have wireless transmitter/receiver setup yet, and are looking for a solution for being able to broadcast the English translation to all who need it, without disturbing the actual event. So i began to think. While i was listening to a digital radio station on my mobile device, i asked myself, "What does everybody already have?" Then i realized: A mobile device. I then began to think, "Could i harness the power of these peoples devices, and use them as receivers?" Then the idea grew, and now i am left with this: THE IDEA My idea is to create an application which gives the ability for someone with a mobile device to broadcast audio to other mobile devices with the app also installed that are connected to either the local network (Preferred) or to the internet in general. What i was thinking, is to have the broadcasting device work as a wireless hotspot that doesn't necessarily provide internet, but instead streams the live audio to any other device connected to the broadcasted network, with the app installed. This way, anyone who needs a translation of whatever is being spoken can simply plug in a set of earbuds (And if someone doesn't have a mobile device, use an audio splitter) into their mobile device, and listen to the translator, who is using the mic on his mobile device to speak the translated version of whatever is being spoken. With this, nothing but software and mobile devices (Which everyone already carries around) Is needed. (The conference is held in a different location every year in order to make it suitable for everyone distance-wise.) Think of it as a local network digital radio app. The Translator is the radio station, and the people who need translation are the listeners/radios. THE PROBLEM The problem is, I know near to nothing about creating mobile apps for Android or Apple (Yet.). I know loads about Android, i work with it more than i do with Windows/Linux/Mac/Chrome. I have flashed roms, read into the OS, and done a few other things, but know nothing about building my own APK. Same goes with Apple, except i almost never worked with the OS entirely. THE SOLUTION/ANSWER What i would need, is help from people who have built apps, who know what they are doing, and have done similar things of such category. My free time is limited, and so i can't always be working on it. Nor is this project mandatory, i would simply like it to work efficiently by next year. I would be willing, and would love to learn how to build and design apps, so long as someone is willing to answer my questions. I don't plan on profiting off of this, so don't expect payment. (Maybe a donations page if this all works out, and other people start using the app?)  The idea is still just an idea, however i would love to go through with it and actually have an app of such created. Any constructive criticism is appreciated, and if i happened to do something wrong, please notify so i can correct it. If you have any questions, or are willing to help, please do reply! 

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Transmit Video over a Local Area Network? Answered

I need  to send video from a webcam from a computer running Windows XP through my router and to another computer connected to the network. NOTE: There is no internet connected to the router! Thanks, joespicnictables... =D

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UFO sighting at my local air show?

I went to my local air show in Cleveland and I actually saw  a shark like figure floating around in the sky it almost looked like a flying fish but backward. It looked as tho it was actually flapping a tail around to fly. After it was way off in the distance I took some pictures of it that hardly compare to the first ones as tho it actually morphed into a more bird like object I was wondering if any one had any opinions on these bazar photos I and my brother took. I will admit im the type to believe in these objects being from other planets, I have seen Videos on Youtube stolen from nasa that resemble this "Thing"  quite closely.

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Your Local PCB Assembly Shop! (not in China)

Hi makers, hacker, tinkerers, digital frontiersman, and homebrewers, CBA Electronics is a PCB assembly house that has been serving the Bay Area for over 20 years. Contact us however you like, but I suggest you stop by. Bring your pets and your projects and we'll talk shop over a cup of coffee or tea. We can do 1 to 1000s of boards. We have a rich history of clientele that span from Fortune500 companies to garage enthusiasts and we treat each with the same human handshake. Look forward to seeing you and your projects. - Laci http://cbaelectronics.com/

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Sugru Build Night at Makers Local 256!

Hey Makers and Breakers, Tinkerers and... uh, Thinkerers! Tyler here, from the Makers Local 256 hackerspace in Huntsville, Alabama! I just wanted to share some of the projects and ideas we toyed around with on our monthly build night for July. Our theme was Sugru, thanks to some kind gifts from Carley and the rest of the folks at Instructables; you guys rock! We had a few different projects that were worked on, so I'll start with the ones with Instructables attached first! My project was to modify an AppleTV remote so that it would stop sliding between the cushions of the couch, but decided to allow it to stand up on its own as well. The mod was quick and simple and is described in my Instructable here. Another member grabbed a couple of those spinny whirlygig handcopter toys and set out to combine them into a single, more powerful, machine! Those of you who knit know the annoyance of losing stitches when transporting your works in progress. DeathRogue decided that enough was enough and fashioned some knitting needle endcaps out of Sugru! We also had other little projects, including adding a Sugru kickstand to a Galaxy Note 2 for watching Netflix, building a wooden spindle using Sugru for the kickwheel, creating rubber Sugru feet for a Raspberry Pi case, and even practicing the ancient Japanese art of breaking and mending pottery pieces: Kintsugi! Check out our pictures of the event, and if you're ever in the North Alabama region, come check us out!

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Is this on the markety already? (Man over board localizer)

MAN OVER BOARD LOCALIZER The system consist of a ballistic launched lifesaver with a flag and dye marker combined with an alarm. The system is simply a can of pressurized air that is being rapidly released (or an automotive airbag explosive unit), pushing a lifebuoy into the water, towards the person in the water. Additional features: The system should also have a high flag or maybe even a balloon, making it easier for both the person in need of rescue to swim towards it and for the boat to find “the spot” where the person fell overboard. This is harder than it seems, especially far off shore, where one square mile of water may look very similar to the next one. A slow releasing dye marker for the same reasons -also makes it easier for air rescue to find the spot. For big ships, a control panel that asks you to point the “lifebuoy barrel” towards the direction where the person in need of rescue is. This way, the ship would have six units pointing in all directions. Pushing the control button should also sound an alarm GNU License by Einar Kramer

Topic by Ranie-K   |  last reply


Man Crashes SUV Through Local Building.

This is huge news, a man crashed into a building right in the middle of town at over 75 mph. It is probably hard to understand it's importance if you are unfamiliar to Gig Harbor, but I've walked past that building and driven down that road thousands of times. The building used to be a restaurant, but the owners sold it and it became a fitness gym. It's right at the heart of Gig Harbor, basically. GIG HARBOR, Wash. - An SUV crashed into the 1-2-3 Fit gym at Pioneer Way and Harborview Drive early Wednesday, killing the driver.Witnesses said the driver was traveling at about 75 mph when the vehicle crashed into the building at about 6:30 a.m.The SUV came to rest on a desk.The 26-year-old driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed instantly.Four or five people on exercise equipment narrowly escaped injury. Gym member Ryan Ryan was doing push-ups at the time of the crash."The odd part about this is there was no attempt to miss the building, no attempt to brake, and the vehicle speed was three-four times the speed limit," said Ed Troyer of the Pierce County Sheriff's Dept.Link and Video.I know it's a few days old. I was unable to post a topic earlier because of homework.

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Contests only open to US, UK, Canada and Australia?? Answered

I've been looking at the contests, and lately the contest in wich I can participate in has dropped to zero because of location. I live in Denmark and would really like the chance to participate and win, but for some reason all the contests are now limited to the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. Is there any special reason for this, or are will there be coming new open for all contests??

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How do you approach local instructables members?

Is there a way to know who is an instructables fan in a certain location? I would like to get together for local projects based on instructables.com. I'm based in Amsterdam and would like to invite other Amsterdam based instructables members.

Topic by arne hendriks   |  last reply


Ok, it's Chicago, lets work with local materials.

What I know we have lots of that's just sitting around not being used: Cattails Phragmites Railroad ties Bricks Buckthorn Newsprint I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff.... but list more materials here and we'll get working on it.

Topic by Hyperviking 


What's the best way to handle a local gang of punks?

My neighborhood has a local bunch of kids who come around riding bikes, and taunting our dogs. they also swear loudly (like, hearing the "f" word from 50 yards away, shouted by an 8 year old.) and i would really like to find a nice, non-violent way to keep these kids from riding their bikes in the field by my house. does anyone have any ideas that won't get me arrested or egged?

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SF Fundraiser for Local Artist Saturday, May 17th

Passed along from our friends at ReadyMade:Here's a quick reminder about tomorrow night's fundraiser for Tiana Lyons, a local artist who contributed to the ReadyMade book. I hope many of you can make it!Please join us in a celebration of our friend Tiana Lyons for a fundraiser auction. Tiana has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. We her family and friends are joining forces to raise the funds to help support Tiana and her family; daughter, Olive (4) and husband, Leo at this critical time. It is our hope to raise $100K to ease the strain during this stressful time of treatment. Bring your love and support, and share in a wonderful evening of auction including art, services and goods from local artists and businesses. Take this opportunity to remember those in your heart and life who need a little extra help in these most unexpected times of need.Saturday, May 17th6PM doorcocktail reception and silent auction8:30 Live Auction and Raffle(Silent auction will close after live auction)10PM - 2AM Dance Party$20 at the door$5 donation bar3170 23rd Street (Between South Van Ness and Shotwell)San Francisco, CAUpdated Artist Donations Listing and More information and Donations at:friendsoftatiana.com

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How do you setup a router? Answered

 I have a 54M Wireless router here. It's a TP-Link with 5 ports at the antennae side. The first port is labeled "WAN" and it may mean "Wide Area Network" or "Wired Area Network" or "Wireless Area Network". The other ports are for wired connections. I want to use this router, but my problem is that I can't seem to secure the thing with a password (remember it's wireless). Also, the last time I tried to use it, the whole thing won't work. Well, sure the Network was setup, but the internet won't work. Where do you plug the network cable from the modem to the router, and the PC to the router.  Straightened out: How do you put a password on the router? How is it supposed to be connected? Could you disable the wireless feature? If so how? What does "WAN" mean?                                        - Thanks                                                                                                        

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How to create local YouTube or other flash-based videos?

I'm giving a talk about Instructables and user-innovation this week and want to show some videos people have embedded in their Instructables via YouTube, GoogleVideo, etc... How can I create a local version of the video so I can show it without internet access, or, even better, embed it in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation?

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Where can I buy dry ice from locally? Answered

I live in London England, and was wondering where I would be able to buy dry ice, on a consumer level. Eg, maybe a kg worth. If anyone knows the name of a supplier, it would be most helpful.

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Has anyone seen the ghost of halo reach on local maps?

My brother has seen the ghost of Blackout from halo three on Three different maps on reach levels, Boneyard, A forged level called structure depths, and Zealot. does anyone have an explanation for this, or have info to contribute to an explanation? 

Question by Runeblader97 


Local members Brain Drain Cape Cod, MA/RI?

I'd love to make a lot of the things on this site but even more than that I'd like to meet members nearby and share ideas, who knows what could come of it! I'd love to make some friends who are interested in this stuff! If you live on or around Cape Cod or anywhere between here and Rhode Island, post here and let's organize a meetup!

Topic by JollyRott3n   |  last reply


Best LOCAL Places/Stores For Electronic Parts.(Besides Radio Shack)

I cant buy stuff online as of right now because I dont have a credit card (I am 15 gimme a break) BAsicly I am looking for the equivilent of Radio Shacks electronic componets section but a different store because Radio Shack doesnt have a good enough selection for me.I am looking for stuff like switches ,capacitors ,potentianometers ,rectifers ,LEDs stuff like that basicly.

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How can i assign a domain Name to a local IP address?

What I am trying to do is network all of my computers in an intranet and I don't want to have to use an ip adress to access one computer from another in my intranet on a web browser. By domain Name I mean like how Google has Google.com even though they have a different ip address. Let me clarify what i want to do. I want to be able to access any computer from another through a local intranet "web" adress like "Http://Computer1.com This is for several reasons but one main reason is that i am planning on connecting a router to my intranet to allow my ipod to access my computers but the ipod doesnt use backslashes so i couldn't enter \\192.168.1......  or \\Computer1. I would have to enter  something like Http://Computer1, hence why i want to do this.

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Laugh a Little

Greetings!      Where I use to live my local paper posted some funny stories or or sayings titled "Laugh a Little" hence the name. I decide to post some of them to see what you think. None of these are ones that I made up, they're all from the paper. If you want me to post more I will. I have lots of them.      Enjoy.                                Questions that haunt me! Can you cry underwater? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Why does a round pizza come in a square box? What disease did cured ham actually have? How is it that we put  man on the moon before we figured out how to put wheels on luggage? Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up every to hours? If a death person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing? Why do people pay to go up in tall buildings and pay to look through binoculars at things on the ground? If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a coconut radio, why can't he fix a hole in a boat? If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?                                 Church Bloopers  The fasting and prayer conference includes meals. The sermon this morning 'Jesus walks on water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.' Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husband. Don't let worry kill you off - let the church help. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community.  A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

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HOW TO STOP TODDY FROM FERMENTATION ? Toddy - Indian Local Alcoholic Drink

Toddy - Indian Local Alcoholic Drink. and local drink extracted from either a coconut tree or a Palm tree flower. In the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it is known as "Kallu".  The malays call it Tuak . Drinking toddy has the same effect as drinking any alcoholic beverage.Alcoholic Strength:  Strength of the alcohol is like wine. But is not too strong. i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO STOP "fermentation" IF any one have an ans .please write to me or e-mail.to me ar rmschan@hotmail.com                    

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Local text only chat room for under 100$: This may be a little insane

I am looking to create a local text only chatroom as a gallery installation for a sculpture class. In the most basic terms I want 4 text output displays and 4 text inputs to be connected through a cheap computer allowing people to carry on a simple conversation locally. As this makes absolutely no sense and has no practical applications it is difficult to find similar projects. Oh and because it just seemed too easy to wire some laptops together I am trying to do this for around 100$  There are Three basic problems I need to solve: Output:  So far my best idea is to use a monochrome lcd such as this:  https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10168 and soup up/ replace the back-light and create and old school overhead projector.  Input: burner cell phone keyboards? cheap keyboards from goodwill? Alternatives?  Make them work together: some unholy union of breadboards arduino and raspberry pi So basically this is barely possible if at all, and I am amateur at best in the hardware department (although I have a CS degree in a couple months) Any help from the seasoned veterans of this community would be greatly appreciated. (and I mean anything like if you have a favorite cheap keyboard or lcd that would be an immense help)  

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I am doing LOCAL Recruiting for Instructables membership AND possible future &quot;event&quot;

I have been actively recruiting members in my area so as to possibly bring about a meeting and maybe even an event. Eventually, I will need to know whom to ask "what" and how to get everything organized......this will probably not occur before next Spring though.... I don't know.....somehow....I thought a show and tell like this was more "public" than this seems. Am I missing something ?

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Im going to get a booth at the local Farmers Market. Any Suggestions on what to sell?

Im already going to be selling Tie Dye Shirts and other Tie dye stuff. Hemp Bracelets and a few other things. What are some other cool things that are easy to make and I could sell for a few bucks? Thanks.

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send mq7 or other sensors data to mysql of local website via NodeMcu-esp8266

Hi guys im doing a project about uploading sensors data to database of my local site in the internet (via NodeMcu) i install nodemcu libraries to my arduino IDE & can upload easily arduino examples and running well, but don't know how can read sensors data and send it to my website host in .txt format or sql to access it in host & show it on my website. I try this process with one mq7 gas sensor to know what should i do and after success that example continue it, but i stuck in first step. please help me MASTER guys:(((

Topic by hadi95126 


how does a Calgarian find the local maker community to share resources and storage space?

So there's this thing I want to build. there's a lot more to it than I'm making it out to be, but all you really need to know at this juncture is that it would be a sound-proof booth for recording vocals or acoustic guitar and vocals. I currently don't have a long-term address (half of my existence these days is planning trips), but my idea would be to make use of shared tools and materials in exchange for shared use of the end result. in other words it would be made, but someone else would have it in their studio. they'd get use out of it, but I could also use it whenever I want. is this a pipe dream or is this the sort of thing that the maker community is about? FYI I'm in Calgary, and despite my upcoming travels this city is going to mostly be my homebase for quite some time and it's where I want to do this. thanks.

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Hydrogen car to be Open Source

The manufacturer of a hydrogen car unveiled in London on Tuesday will make its designs available online so the cars can be built and improved locally.The Riversimple car can go 80km/hr (50mph) and travels 322km (200mi) per re-fuelling, with an efficiency equivalent to 300 miles to the gallon....The company will distribute the engineering designs to the 40 Fires foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that will make the designs "open source".The idea, they say, is to allow local manufacturing in small plants. This stands in contrast to the "economies of scale" that drive current plants to huge sizes and workforces.In addition, designs can be adjusted for local markets, using locally sourced parts or materials.The agreement will be such that if the designs are improved by a local manufacturer, those improvements will be sent back, so that what the company refers to as its "network of manufacturers" can contribute to the overall development of the product line.

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Bug: Displayed contest time left relates to user's location, not Pacific Time

On the last day of the LED contest, I noticed that the calculated "time left" was according to my local time instead of Pacific Time as described in the contest rules.

Topic by vivianshock 



can I use a satellite dish (that does not have service), as a regular antenna to pick up local channels ?

Previous owners left a satellite dish on the roof of the house - is there a way to use that dish, without acquiring service to it, as a regular antennae to pick up local channels only?  thanks for any help

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How to Make Fibre Reinforced Plastic Box

Hello, I am working on a project in Togo, West Africa whereby we make information commercials in the local language. Africa has roughly 3000 languages, and this device called "Mama Says," attracts the locals with films, then educates with announcements every 5 minutes in the local language. Most aid organizations do not seem to understand the locals do not speak the lingua franca language. I need a box made out of Fiber Reinforced Plastic, or something light, I need suggestions on how to find companies to do this? I need a step by step explanation on how to make a prototype, and estimations of cost? This is also for brainstorming, I am looking for ideas. Thank you, Andy Lee Graham of Hobo Traveler Com.  

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How can I make a SlingCatcher?

I want to be able to watch my local sports at a vacation home. I have internet access, but the local TV has teams I don't care about. My plan was to buy a Slingbox (to broadcast) and SlingCatcher (to receive), but Sling quit making them. 

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"Uploading" photos from other sites?

So, when you download a photo, you're taking it from the web to a local machine, and uploading is taking from a local machine and posting to the web... Recently, I've been considering "crossloading" images, say from my FaceBook or Picassa albums to my Instructables or vice versa.  Many of my images have never actually resided locally on my machine.  They've been uploaded from a memory card to the web.  Why should I have to download an image I've uploaded, just so I can upload it somewhere else and then have to delete it again from the local machine? I've Tried a few times between Picassa and Facebook, and haven't had any luck.  Anyone know if it's possible to do this easier and faster than the upload/download/upload/delete process? Thanks, Aaron

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