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What is the best Zombie video game out right now? Brian M. Bernal

What is the best Zombie game out right now?  What is the best Zombie movie?  Brian M. Bernal

Topic by Brian M. Bernal    |  last reply

What kind of material to use?

Okay I've procrastinated long enough to do something with my ibook's heatsink. As some may or may not know, ibooks come with thermal pads, which I unwittedly removed the old one off mine, thinking it could be replaced with good old generic thermal paste..which technically would be better for it.Unfortunatly folks the heatsink wasn't designed to clamp down onto the cpu like a normal heatsink should do, as it has to cover several different gpu/memory chips of different sizes, making a small gap between the heatsink and cpu.I've heard of people using a square or even round piece of steel or copper or something to wedge in with some thermal paste. Well, all I can think of off hand to use that might work is some sheet metal that has some white paint or something coated on one side, and a round steel (?) rod out of an old printer that's been sitting around. I presume the latter would probably be better.Can someone suggest what would be best? Should I try cutting it with a hack saw or try getting someone's bandsaw so I can get a better cut? Right now my ibook is reporting a cpu temp of 53 of Celcious, which really, compared to when it's turned on from a cold start, is really F***** slow and very laggy, it often hangs for minutes at a time. It's horrible to use sometimes, but at the same time it owes me absolutely nothing so I won't cry if it burns out.

Topic by Punkguyta    |  last reply

how can i loose weight with out changing my diet? Answered

Im not to happy with my weight right now im near 170 lbs and i want to loose weight with out deits or wasting my cash on prodects will working out or going to a jym help?

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak    |  last reply

Did anybody ever make instructions for KGB's P90 v.2?

I've just been wondering because I've been dying to make it.  The P90 is my favorite gun and this is the best one I've found on the site by far.  I'm not lazy, I've tried to make it 2 times and I'm trying one last time right now. If you know of somebody that has done this you could just give me the name of the person that made instructions or if possible just a direct link to the instructions.  Thanks for any help I greatly appreciate it.

Question by danroy99    |  last reply

Lighting An LED With A Left/Right-Click

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

Topic by Rockerx    |  last reply

Content goes POOF during an edit! Then--->

A couple sentences of the disappeared content appear in a whole NEW, unpublished Ible that I never created.  I lost A LOT OF WORK and I want to cry out of frustration. ;_( btw... I did "Save" changes a few times during the edit, but 90% of the content is still gone.

Topic by bajablue    |  last reply

So I'm Totally Official Now

This is a bit belated, but a few weeks ago I became an official employee here at Instructables. Today is the end of my third week here. I've been busy digging in to all of the duties and learning all of the behind-the-scenes stuff, but it's better late than never to make some kind of announcement, right? I think that Instructables is an awesome place and I'm totally grateful that Eric hired me on. To be able to use your skills in an area where you want to use them is a rare thing. That is why I've been able to spend a lot more time on the site and the forums. So feel free to ask me any questions about what's going on. I also promise to get back on doing some Instructables really soon. This summer has been busy for me. I got married in Italy, got a new job, and am moving to a new house next weekend. So I've been a bit preoccupied. But I'll soon be working through my queue of at least a dozen projects and get them up soon. Cheers.

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply

Long range magnetic field?

Hi,right now i am stuck with my research.I want to make a long range magnetic field 14 m (approx) please help me 

Question by ajose4  

123D Design Vs. Rotary Tool. What is better?

When Instructables gave me the opportunity to be part of its Artist in Residence program, one of the first things I thought was "Blimey!* I don't know 123D or any other design program. What am I gonna do?" (*Of course, in my country we don’t say “Blimey!” but something ruder. But I think you get the point) Let me introduce myself: I'm Mario Caicedo Langer, from Colombia (not "Columbia"). Former Colombian Navy Officer, BsC in Naval Sciences, maker focused in trash art and upcycling. You can see my Instructables profile here. My skills: I can transform almost every piece of e-waste and plastic trash in something useful, decorative or funny. My weak point: the only design program I used in my life was... Paint. Yes, that Paint. So 123D would be my first experience with a CAD program. I have to be honest: I'm not a big fan of CAD programs. Yes, they are awesome. But I am an old school maker who loves to use his rotary tool and his screwdrivers to build stuff, at risk of his own hands. I thought CAD programs were reserved for industrial designers or engineers, even one like 123D Design, developed for the DIY community. THE EXPERIENCE A few weeks ago, on a Friday afternoon, I finally decided to take a look the 123D Design installed in my PC. So I started to play with the program. When I got stuck, Randy Sarafan gave me some useful tips. Two hours later, I finished some kind of robot arm. At night, I had finished a "chicken legs" robot. On Saturday morning, I had a futuristic motorbike. On Sunday, I was at the beach in San Jose, eating Deep Fried Twinkies, but that’s not important. By Monday, I had my fourth project ready (not my best work, but still) for the "Show and Tell" meeting at Instructables. I finished my instructable on how to make a transformable robot, my first 3D printed project. And right now I'm working in a futuristic jet. I'm not saying "Oh! I'm a genius! You’d better make a movie about me! (In this case, I want to be interpreted by Ryan Reynolds or Samuel L. Jackson)". No. What I'm trying to say is that, sometimes, we have the tools at reach, but we are too lazy, too coward or too old fashioned to try them. And Autodesk is giving a great tool to the maker community. It's a friendly program (I don’t know how it could be friendlier. Telepathic commands, maybe?) and you can learn it in one weekend or less. It doesn't matter if you are a professional designer or not, you only need two things: the will and visual-spatial ability. And you only get the second thing by being curious about all the things around you: touching, dismantling, cutting, breaking, attaching, opening, destroying and rearming stuff. And, if you are a maker, you are on the right way. 123D Design is an awesome program (and honestly, the only one I learnt), I love it and it's free, but it has two aspects to improve. First, fonts could be very useful. What if I want to 3D-print a plaque with my name? Second, I don’t know if it’s because of my computer, but sometimes the program crashes and, if you didn’t save your progress, you will have a very bad time. So I got the habit of saving on my computer every 4 minutes. That’s all. AT THE END Right now, I’m asking myself “Myself, what do you prefer: a carpal tunnel syndrome for using your computer or a severed hand syndrome for using your jigsaw?”. Then I remember my wise mother telling me “Mijo, don’t say those barbarities because there is no idle words”. Resuming, what is better for a maker, CAD/CAM or traditional crafting? I believe there is no competition, because both are complementary. It’s all about what do you want to do, how do you want to do it and what is the best option for your project. There are a lot of things you will never achieve without a computer. But there are a lot of things a computer won’t be better than the human hands, too. And building stuff with your very own hands is a very rewarding experience. So, it’s up to you! Because for me, 123D Design became just another tool in my toolbox. A powerful, fantastic and awesome tool in my toolbox.

Topic by M.C. Langer    |  last reply

help with shorting probem on my curcuit

This circuit does not work because of a problem with power shorting to ground at the motor. I think that is the only problem. The servo provides a 4.5v power source and the polarity can switch allowing the original 4.5v servo motor to run forward and reverse. I am making this to run a motor on 12v and the servo on 4.5v. R1 keeps the transistor saturated and the R2 is in there because I read it would help the transistor turn off completely. I made this circuit work (the right voltages went to the right places) in one direction but now it is more complex, I think I’m having a shorting problems. Can anyone help?

Topic by kendallickes    |  last reply

Can you help me with my mini E.M.P. generator design?

Hello everyone! I am currently planning on bulding a handheld E.M.P. generator (it's dangerous, I know, sorry) that is capable of killing a small devices (e.g. a small camera) at close range (<10cm). I got to the capacitor bank and wondered if 180J is enough for my needs? I also have some other questions (in no particular order): - What is the bare minimum to kill such devices? - Does it normally take 90 secs to charge a 90uF bank to 2kV (using a DC boost converter)? I have never designed a high voltage charging circuit before so I don't really know if I'm doing things right. - Is my capacitor configuration good enough or does it need tweaking (e.g. more voltage)? - How do I protect my circuitry from getting blasted by the coil? - Is a single pulse sufficient? - What kind of switch should I use for high voltage? - Should I use lithium-ion batteries for supplying power? - Should I make the frame of the device out of metal? - Should I be using a DC boost converter for charging capacitors? If not, suggestion? - Should my coil have a little or a lot of inductance? Again, I am fully aware this has "Darwin Award" written all over, sorry about that, but I think this is safer than guessing around. Thank you for reading this! Looking forward to your responds!

Topic by mr.derpinton    |  last reply

A/V cables (Now RCA Inputs/Outputs)

I'm making a 3 way switcher on the cheap (of course) and was wondering if the negative wires of each plug could be put together (Left/Right/Video) and be hooked up to the same terminal. I would think so, as long as the positive wires were kept separate. Would it be alright to do it this way?Thanks :)Update:Here's what I ended up doing... just hooking the wires up to each input/output on the corresponding terminals of each. Each set (Red/White/Green. Yes, I used green... it doesn't really matter though, just pretend it's yellow :) ) needs 6 wires to be hooked up to them and then soldered onto the terminals of the others. Or in my case I soldered 6 wires onto each set, installed the rca units into the casing, and then soldered the correct wires together and taped them up to prevent them from touching each other. Pretty much a basic set-up.As you can see in the photos below, I haven't gotten around to finishing it up to make it look nice, but it does work very nicely (as long as you only have one input on at a time). If you're as fortunate as I was and land a nice deal like this, you can do pretty much whatever you want to do with them :) I've already got my monies worth just by making this, since the cheapest three way switcher around here is about $12, and this is a 7 way splitter (since it's not switchable) and I still have 52 more sets left.In the photo showing the back of the unit, you can see a small hole in the upper left corner. I was going to place a switch the so that the speaker could be turned on and off, but I didn't think the speaker would fit back in, so I misplaced it. I realize now that it will and I'll probably reinstall it and hook it up to a switch.I may even hook up some stereo jacks (taken from an old junk laptop) into either the left or right channel when I get around to it.

Topic by FrenchCrawler    |  last reply

how do you like my look?

Please tell me what you think of my look and how attractive you think I appear right now. Please be honest !

Question by sylvestercollings    |  last reply

salvage a radio?

I found an old portable sterio but the cd player and tape deck did not work but the radio did so i took the pc board out that has the radio guts on but now im lost  the wires coming out of it say s/m rch lch gnd +B Has anyone got a clue what thease mean  im guessing  rch and lch is right and left chanal for the speakers but the s/m and +b is throughing me

Question by nonamesleft    |  last reply

What should I use for crossbow limbs?

I'm thinking of making a small crossbow, but I'm not sure what to make to limbs out of. Right now I'm either thinking some sort of wood, not sure what type, or fibreglass. Any ideas?

Question by DIWesser    |  last reply

Check out my Youtube!

 I want to put some of the things I make on it, but right now it just has some sporty things. Tell me what you think!

Topic by Login258  

Windows 8

So now that the developer preview for Windows 8 has been out for awhile, I figured I would ask and find out what everyone thinks about it.  Personally I don't like it, but I'm just curious what you think about it.  No right or wrong answer, just opinions.  :)

Topic by thegeeke    |  last reply

how can i put a light on a leatherman?

I'm thinking of putting some kind of light on my leatherman, probably LED. how can i make a small, lightweight circuit with a battery that will be skinny? i have a Kick right now but i think im getting a Wave soon.

Question by Arachno    |  last reply

What tubing do you think is best for a knex ball machine?

What knex tubing do you think is best for a knex ball machine? We got the bbf tubing a while ago and didn't like it. We found some old 'Screamin serpant' rollar coaster pink tubing and that has worked well. Now we need more what and where do you think we can get some good tubing. I know knex doesn't sell much in the way of tubing anymore but I'm willing to go on ebay. Thanks in advance!

Question by www139  

Halloween Contests for 2012!

I don't know if this is the right forum section to post it on, and if it ain't, then please feel free to move it to the right forum section! But I do have a quick question! I've already seen on the Halloween Contests that a single user can submit multiple entrys (more than 1 entry per user), but now the thing is if an entry is of a costume one wore for Halloween a few years back, can they still enter it into the Halloween Easy or Epic Costume Contest for the year 2012?

Topic by Johnny M    |  last reply

Can I use an arduino mega and a R.A.M.P.S. board to run a CNC machine? Answered

Right now, I`m planning to use an arduino duemilanove, and 3 EasyDriver Stepper Motor Drivers. RAMPS board: EasyDriver Board:

Question by Stuffses    |  last reply

Should i make a knex MGL-32

Should i make a knex MGL-32 idk im working on it right now but i think i might need to stop. Comments would be nice.=)

Topic by bobmcnoodle    |  last reply

Can you help me with my mini E.M.P. generator design? Answered

Hello everyone! I am new here so tell me if I have broken any rules :) I am currently planning on bulding a handheld E.M.P. generator (it's dangerous, I know, sorry) that is capable of killing a small devices (e.g. a small camera) at close range (<10cm). I got to the capacitor bank and wondered if 180J is enough for my needs? I also have some other questions (in no particular order): - What is the bare minimum to kill such devices? - Does it normally take 90 secs to charge a 90uF bank to 2kV (using a DC boost converter)? I have never designed a high voltage charging circuit before so I don't really know if I'm doing things right. - Is my capacitor configuration good enough or does it need tweaking (e.g. more voltage)? - How do I protect my circuitry from getting blasted by the coil? - Is a single pulse sufficient? - What kind of switch should I use for high voltage? - Should I use lithium-ion batteries for supplying power? - Should I make the frame of the device out of metal? - Should I be using a DC boost converter for charging capacitors? If not, suggestion? - Should my coil have a little or a lot of inductance? Again, I am fully aware this has "Darwin Award" written all over, sorry about that, but I think this is safer than guessing around. Thank you for reading this! Looking forward to your responds!

Question by mr.derpinton    |  last reply

Awwwwww F****

Hey guys...I think I just blew the sh!t out of my sub. It started to make rattleing noises and I shut it off and touched the cone and it's warm-hotish. Scuse the language, I'm a little disgruntled right now, is it destined for the scrap pile, or is it just the internal amplifier that got really got and just ain't making it work right?

Topic by Punkguyta    |  last reply


Hey guys. Yes, you read right. I am quitting knex and instructables. And if you think this is a joke, just go away now. And before you try to argue, I've already sold my knex, and moved on. I have more important things in my life to deal with right now, something real big. And important. So, i guess this is goodbye, i may be around and back here a couple of times every 8 months or so, but for now, its goodbye. I have handed my password over to Shadowman39, i know he will take care of it, and will look after it for me =) Thanks for all your support over the years guys, you're all awesome. Thanks for viewing, and goodbye, Hiyadudez.

Topic by Hiyadudez    |  last reply

I'm trying to do a light system with LED's and the savonius Wind Turbine.any help? Answered

I want to do it for this winter, but i have no idea what to do...i wanna power tree LED's here. I need a switch to power on/off, a battery to store the wind power and and Anti-Over Charge barrier (i thinks that big talk for a Resistor, right?)i'm thinking of doing an instructable on it after i"m done,i will give you proper credits in it. Help, Jean-Michel Baribault

Question by Foehammer358    |  last reply

Robot Competitions?

I'm thinking about building a battlebot (ant/beetle weight)but I'm not sure if there are any competitions near me. I live near the San Francisco Bay area, if you know any competitions please tell me!!!  The date right now is June 16, 2012

Topic by Xthinker    |  last reply

I think I figured out time travel!!!.....sort of :(

I think I stumbled upon the secret to time travel thanks to the thoughts provoked by a previous topic. The secret to it is storage!! as of now time travel to go backwards is to try and get to a place that no longer exists. its like trying to watch last sundays football game but you didn't hit recored on the VCR. As I see it if we want to ever suceed at time travel we need a way to recored and regenerate/exactly simulate life. right now time travel is only possible in minute viewings on recorded video. in order to fully exsperience and interact with life as it was we would need to invent a way to recored the planet and store it for future simulations, ala star trek halodeck. we need to come up with a way to capture life or at least a 3D true to life recording of it. This seems a daunting task but if it were ever achievable we would the be able to experience previous times. if maybe or AI abilities improved we could then apply this to future time travel.... come up with a way to extract information from the recordings we have to generate a logically sound hypothetical projection of future existence. ya, ya.... I know I'm retarded..... but it makes sence to me :p

Topic by chaoscampbell    |  last reply

I ain't as dumb as they want me to think I am...

As some of you know, I left my job at Christmas to return full time to school to get an engineering degree, I'm kinda clever ;-), but my first full time semester was full of suck. I took Thermo, Dynamics, Solid Mech, and Chem for Eng. Chem for Eng was a joke, I never attended class and got an A. Thermo, the teacher, it was his first time, I learned from the book, got a B+ Dynamics, the teacher was a grad student, and he was incredibly passionate about teaching, great class, harder than hell, got a B. And then there is Solid Mech. The grade has been a sword of Damocles hanging over my head, I was doing so poorly that I even registered to take it again in the summer, the first test, I got a 39, and that was greater than one sigma below the mean. Well folks, I just dropped that summer class because I got a C. Yea freakin' ha!!! I never thought I'd be this excited to be average. LOL. So now I have all summer, only one class (materials) and maybe a part time job, expect to see more (low cost) instructables. Ghod, right now I feel awesome.

Topic by Tool Using Animal    |  last reply


So, i'm a star wars fan for some time now and I've always wanted to start on a dream project, i wanted to create a real life Star Wars Speeder, having the technology that we have right now i think it's possible, now the thing is, i need to find a motor(s) big enough to lift a 185lbs guy off the floor, i don't really want it to fly like an airplane but more like hover a few feet off the ground, maybe 2 or 3 feet and make it move forward... for forward movement i'm thinking of the concept of thrust vectoring. i'm still on the planning/drawing stages of it... any suggestions from the experts??? 

Topic by somedumbguy1274    |  last reply

Relativity and why E can't really equal m²

See this topic as something that should be in our now deeply missed random fun section.Everyone learned in school that there was Albert Einstein and we have to thank him for bringing humanity into the next evolution.At least in terms of understanding the universe, quantum physics and things like this.Over the years I developed my own funny theories on why Einstein was so stunned that his calculated energy output from the first nuclear test was off by a factor of about 4 - meaning his calulations were at least 4 times lower than the real thing....The official story about this "mistake" is something like this in a destilled and drastically simplified way:"We did our best but this totally new terrain, theory got corrected by real world test.We now know how to factor all this in correctly for selfsustaining nuclear reactions with a critical mass."The real explanation with all calculations and so on was document of about 200 pages....The inoffical story about the first test and the corrected results was a bit longer and personal.Nicola and ALbert had a long hate-love relationship.Similar interests and theories got them together, diference in the opinion what can be put into our current math system for calculations and conflic of used terms got them apart.But like every good couple they always got over their differences and corresponded again - sometimes with a year or two before they were ready to talk to each other again.In this story Nicola had massive arguments with Albert about the required, sustained and released energy levels for Gadget - the first test of the Trinity series.To give you an idea why it was so hard for both to understand the other or to accept the other's calculations:Einstein based all his theories and what we use today when it comes to math.Tesla however prefered his own mathematical system, one he promoted and got into every day use in many US schools at the time.In simple world it was based on a big circle, I like to call it the circle of math.Almost all of our natural constants (that were known back then) were present as lines, multiplication, squre roots and more were as easy as following the right lines and pathways indicated on this circle.Both system, ours and Tesla's provided the exact same results, the later however without any need for additional "notes" along the way or complicated formulas.And even worse when it came to energy.Back then science alrealy knew there is more than what our laws of physics state and what we know.And what we could not really understand and only proove in theory is now as common as butter on your bread.Thinks like quantum mechanics, quarks or the fact that you can't observe a light particle on a quantum level directly, only as its sum....Tesla however already had "a higher understanding" on how different energies interact and how get from one form of energy to another.Like his tesla transformer, the radio transmitter and so on.While we had no clue at all Tesla already studied the ionosphere, he had different name for it though.For him it was obvious that it is not just a reflective barrier for radio waves but that it also has a very energy potential on its own.Either way the argument was the Albert only factored in the mass of the nuclear material, the explosive forces from the ignition and the corresponding implosion.Basically everything we could see, explain or theorise about back in the day - and it needed to be possible to claculate it somehow to match expections.Nicola made the claim that during the explosion also a lot of electromagnetic energy is created together with what he called a break in the fabric of the universe.Not only that but the electromagnetic shock (we call it now EMP) is not really a single thing but spread basically over the entire know frequency range, including visible light.The visible light claim was confirmed during the test by shadows burnt into walls....You can clearly imagine how good old Einstein must have felt seeing his good friend being dead serious about things he could not have the slightest idea about.After all there never was any test before and certainly none with Tesla present...How the personal story between the two continued can be found online if you some digging or if you prefer in a well stocked library - yes they still exist as real place ;)What was mostly left undocumented, at least for public eyes was the implications from the Trinity test series.That Tesla really was onto something even if the smartest man on the planet could not understand a single word of it became painfully obvious.At least for Albert....In his later theories you can find the influence the revelation of finally understanding why his calulations were of and most importantly understanding what Tesla meant by the fabric of the universe.E does not really equal mc² for quite a few reasons.Firstly because it is based on the assumption that nothing can be faster than the speed of light.So did our best to measure it, cheated by making definition of light speed and meter based on the same thing.I mean: If you take two "unknown" variables to create a result and then use the result to finetune the input- how accurate can it really be?....Today we long know that there things travelling much faster than the speed of light, for example gravimetric shockwaves when a distant star goes booom.We detect these "gravity quake" now so we can aim our big telescopes to where it happened and see it in "realtime" once the light arrived long after the shockwave.And if you dare to re-do the original calculations for Gadget and factor in that a gravimetric shockwave travels about 4 times fast than light you get an idea why Tesla already knew all about it.What came out of all the offcial calculations and theories is well known.What is missing from E=mc² was never officially published by Einstein...Applications for the possible damage to what Tesla called the fabric of the universe.We are trained to only use our brains in two dimensions.A bit of it comes from our evolution as since the dawn of time we prefered creating a flat image over creating a sculpture with similar details.Some people though can use their brin in three dimensions with ease, like when a really good sculpture artist say "The sculture is already in the rock, I only need to remove what is covering it."And sure enough every color or texture detail of the rock ends up in exactly the right spot to make the result perfect.Musicians are quite similar, a lot of them have no clue about notes or how read them to create a nice tune on an instrument.Some only need to hear a song once and can repeat it on all instruments they play like they studied the song for years.Others hear the vocals only and create tunes and melodies from it that not only match voice act but also reflect on the mood, the feelings.In some really good songs you only need to hear the instruments and can almost imagine what the singer would sing to it...A very few can do similar with math, we like to call them a genius because we can not imagine a complex and long number as a series of meaningful images or emotions paired with colors - for example, as there many more ways to deal with numbers...People like Einstein realised after the Trinity tests that the EMP and corresponding electromagnetic effects are too strong to be measured by anything unless it is from a great distance.That means, like lumen per area, the strenght of the electromagnetic effects increase exponentially the closer you get to the source.Still... No big deal right?Well if you dare you make a frog levitate in a magnetic field, won't be a healthy experience for the frog but it will levitate.You can look these frog experiment and corresponding scientific explanations up online if you are bored enough one day.The point is: If a frog can be excluded from gravity in a magnetic field of suffient strenght, orientation and other features, then what else can "float"? ....Or more to the point: Why exactly does the frog float if he is not magnetic enough to begin with?....We have no problems visualising or imagining the shockwave from a big explosion like Gadget.High speed films show us that there would be an expanding perfect sphere, only object like the ground limit this experience, but you see it nice in underwater explosions!What most people can't even begin to understand is how a shockwave of which the EMP is only a small part acts, travels or what effects it migh thave.Unlike a normal shockwave we have something like redox reaction happening.The explosion creates an unimaginably strong electric impulse, a bit like all lightning strikes in world feeding into a single lightbulb at the same point in time.For argument sake lets say is almost indefinately high.However, like in an ignition coil this impulse creates and equally strong electromagnetic impulse.And since the entire reaction at this point is far from over we get a harmonic resonance and feedback system.Imagine a second you stretch around the globe as a band and then you cut a mm off it - that would be about the timeframe for the most intense electromagnetic field swinging around at all sorts of frequencies.And during this very short period of time a bubble is created that expands what modern sciensts now call the space - time - continium.Same name as in the movies but this time based on quantum theories and such things to explain gravity.An awful lot of energy is trapped inside this bubble and once the initial reaction is over the electromagnetic impuls disappears and only the normal reaction from the explosion continues.The bubble however does not pop or disappear, it implodes.All this energy is compressed basically to a single atom size and released.Sadly this energy has no visible effect, nothing we can observer with our eyes or instruments...Again we use quantum theories to explain what must happen to find way to it "visible" somehow or to find way to really measure it.Gravity sensors are a result of these theories and developments and now part of basically any good GPS satellite or space probe.Some fancy phones have them too.What would actually happen if we would have found a way to affect the space time continuum in a very controlled way?Without explosions or such bad things, just by using simple technologies.Now I would have to explain things in at least four dimensions, which means most readers would shut off now.Using five would be insane, I know :(So let try to ignore how things work fr real and do what every good scientist does: simplify to make the imagination work in just 2 or 2.5 dimensions.Put a cork on a pond a throw a rock in it.It moves, mostly wobbling on the waves but it moves away from where the rock was dropped.If it could be "anchored" at the right spot between two crests of the wave it would move with it, like a surfer on a good wave does.A craft that creates our field from the inside and in a neutral configuration would create a perfect sphere.What would that mean for the craft and those outside observers?At a first glance nothing until you realise the craft has no mass at all.You could lift a 5 ton vehicle with your little finger and flick away like something you found in your nose.Unlike our suspended frog the craft would create a field bubble where gravity diverts around it.Gravitity is the driving force of the space time continuum.Without it there would be no time, without time there would be nothing.If you would be inside the craft and be flicked away by a finger you would only realise it if you looked out of window or onto a screen showing the outside.As the craft does not exist in the normal space time continuum, so to say, the same non existing effects of things like acceleration, g-forces and such can't apply for what is inside either.Well, at least until you reach the wall, the suddenly all is stopped and has to enter our normal continuum again.You would be mince meat on some wall inside what is left from your craft...Increase the field strenght to overcome inertia of smaller particles and even air molecules or dust particles are diverted around the field.Nothing though that would rival the mass of the craft in a significant way, like flying into a solid wall or mountain....A modfied field geometry allows to affect the shape of the bubble.To keep it in two dimensions, imagine a ping pong ball as the field that you press into some slime, or similar fun stuff.Start moving it and it forms something like a wave in the front and something like a wake on the other side.Our field can shape the bubble so that our space time continuum would look quite similar - if we could see it instead of theorising about it.As result the craft now moves in our normal continuum without having and appearent form of engine.The bigger you make these "waves" with your field, the fast you go....And suddenly those impossible movements in the sky that are always dismissed as a hoax or weather balloon make a lot more sense.Be it a Scalar drive, the Fluxliner, VR7 and derivates, they all use garvity as a propulsion system.Fair enough you might say, but what does mean in terms of where we might have been already since almost one hundred years....A gravity based drive system in the sience fiction section has many names.Warp Drives of course comes to mind first.But also FTL drive or Jump Drive.Just because gravity waves are much faster than light already means lightspeed is not really a limit and hasn't been for a very long time.Why do you think superconductors were first developed by/for the military? ;)With no mass it is only a matter of the avilable energy how fast you can accelerate and what top speed you can reach....Or to be precise: How effiently you can create an insanely strong electromagnetic field.Make you wonder what else came from understanding what things like a Hedron Collider can do...With an estimated energy output equal to truck sized generator you could make it from Virginia to Mare Tranquillitatis in about 10 minutes.Make it 30 if you want to get out and stretch your legs when you are there.Some now say "I don't care who or why someone goes to the moon."But what about those who think climate change is real and how we produce and use energy plays a big role in it?Let alone those actually considering that fossil fuels might run out one day....If you have a gravity drive then you have a very neat way to create almost limitless, clean energy.....I leave it up to what it would mean if everyone and everything in our world would have access to free and virtually unlimited energy....Isn't it good that all this is just a nice story and that all is just fiction with no relation to reality?But if E does not equal mc² then how relative is our reality really?

Topic by Downunder35m    |  last reply

90 per page "favorites"

(I m not sure if this is the right place to post this, if is not please give me a suggestion). I was just wondering if it would be possible to make the page of the "favorites" so that the people could choose to see 90 favorites instructables per page (like when you look at the "recent" instructables page, for example). I was thinking about this because I have many "favorites" and it really take long time to arrive to my last page (with only 15 instructables displayed per page)....or maybe be able to organize them in diy folders (food, bike, wood...). I don't have really any knowledge in computer so I' m not sure about how much work this will take...

Topic by marcellahella    |  last reply

Another Achievements/Badge Idea

Right now, there are 3 Achievements: 1-100+ Featured, 100-1000+ Comments, and, 10K-10M Views. I think it would be nice to add another achievement option: Favorites (# of times people have clicked "favorite", all of them combined) For example: 100 Fav's (bronze-easiest), 1000 Fav's silver-(Harder) and, 50,000* Fav's (gold-Almost Impossible) * either 10,000 or 20,000, 50,000 I think these can be good

Topic by Yonatan24    |  last reply

Nordic Gold Answered

I'm planning on making a ring out of a coin. I'll use Euro coins. 1, 2 e 5 Eurocent coins are made of copper covered steel and are too small, so I think they won't be a good choice. 1 and 2 Euro coins are the right size, but it seems that they are made of alloys containing nickel, that may cause allergy. So I think I'll use a 50 Eurocent coin, that is made of Nordic Gold, an alloy (89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc, and 1% tin). Has anyone ever made a ring out of Nordic Gold? Did it cause allergy or stain your finger?   Did it tarnish? Is it malleable? Thanks

Question by Fabio M    |  last reply

can this robot walk ? [tars project]

Hi, I have this project to build a Tars (Interstellar) robot and I´m trying to make it walk. I made this styrofoam model and explained it in this video: Can it work ? Can you see some problem ? *Can´t test because I have 2 servo controllers right now and waiting the others to arrive *The video is in portuguese, if you want, I can make another one in english.

Topic by converge_br    |  last reply

Me continue KIC? ?

Ok so have alot of free time right now and  wouldnt mind doing a contest very similar to KIC. my grading system would be different and there will no video limit for those of you who like to talk a lot haha. but there will probably be a prize or something. tell me if you will compete or if you dont think i should do this. if there is atleast 7-10 people in contest i will give it my all.

Question by innovanna    |  last reply

New Contest This Week

On Wednesday, a new contest will be starting up. It's an LED contest and the only rule is that the Instructable involves LEDs. Awesome prizes with LEDs in them to be announced later. So start thinking of cool projects right now since we love to see LED projects and this one is open to international entries.

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


Okey-dokey.......I've done everything right......put a video up on Youtube (god, that took a long time to upload), when I try to publish here....I get "unsupported video host".   I mean, really? That's a remarkable bug when you think about it.  I just cut and pasted the embed code.....what's the problem???

Topic by chipper35    |  last reply

Short term Pro account for submitting instructables

This is what I expected by registering. Why can`t I get a single full instructable if I share my own with everyone? I think this is not fair. Now I`m in doubt if I should publish here my little invention just for your profit.. Users should get say a Pro account for a week or perhaps ability to get a limited number of full instructions for each thing they share. Don`t you agree?

Topic by dudenas    |  last reply

Site Suggestion

Right now for an Instructable your able to see how many views it's received and also an average rating of your Instructable. But I've noticed that a lot of people, even those who like your Instructable, do not bother rating it. Thus, I was thinking it would be cool if there was some way we could see how many people chose are Instructables as a favorite - which people always seem to do with Instructables they genuinely like. Do you think this may be a neat feature to have?

Topic by LoneWolf    |  last reply

A new shirt

After years of just the Robot being the only Instructables shirt, we decided to make a small batch of a new design. It's simple and straightforward and, for me at least, sums up the experience of sharing project ideas. Right now they're only available in the store here. If people like them we may make more. What do you think?

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply

Why is that little solar panel sneaking about...

That little solar panel that popped up behind robot, it was a link before but now it's in a sensible place...  Actually it was a little advertising easter egg earlier but now it's sitting there in its rightful place all smug and whatnot, lording it over me like some kind of photovoltaic fuhrer, thinks he's so good with his ability to turn photons in to voltage differentials, like I can't do that when I try. 

Topic by killerjackalope    |  last reply

How to fix a Stereo Intergraded Amplifier JVC A-X9 (Right Channel Problem)?

I need to know how to fix the right channel. I get the music trying to play out of it but, it is all distorted and scratchy( note: The distortion nor does the sound quality change due to moving any knobs or ajusting any functions-helping narrow it down-).  Left Channel works like a charm.  I have done the following to try to fix the problem.  I have blown dust out of the stereo, checked all connections where wires plug into circut board around the volume knob and nearby circut boards. Have tried wiggleing the RCA's thinking they may be wore out. They are fine as I see and therfore wiggleing makes no difference. Any help, Suggestions, and tech support would be a great deal of help right now for I would enjoy this vintage piece working again. Thank you all,  Nate. ps. dont mind the xbox on the pic its stricly the home stereo im asking about. thanks again. 

Question by nate00300    |  last reply

How to use stereo audio pin as mono? Answered

Hey Guys, I needed a mono audio pin for my project but all i cold find is stereo so i bought it thinking that it would work. Now that I have it I have no idea how to use it as a mono audio pin so I  was wondering if anyone  could explain how I would go about doing this. Project: Thanks in advance. -Prickly Potato

Question by SA-DIY    |  last reply

I want to put an electric motor on a 4-wheel bike- (beach bar cruiser) i`ve got ideas but could always use more!?

I own a surrey(4-wheel bike) that seats six and i want to put an electric motor on it.I am on a really limited budget so i need to do this as cheap as possible. I need to get enough power behind this thing to run about 2 miles and it doesnt have to go fast either- if i can get it to top out at like 5-10 mph that`d be excellent. I was thinking i might use a washing machine motor(approx. 115 volt AC // 10amp) with 1 or 2 12V deep-cycle batteries and a 12V-120V AC/DC inverter. I`m no electrical engineer so i could you guys`s input/advice/opinion on whether i`m heading in the right direction and if this has any potential at all. I`m staying away from a gas-powered motor because i think the cops in my town will pull me over if they see/hear a gas engine on a 4-wheel bike. The real goal here is to get me & my friends to the bar and back without pedaling our asses off. Any advice would be greatly appreciated-

Question by timnandy    |  last reply

Silk Road

What are your thoughts on it? And its closing? Ever take a visit when it was up, use it; do you think the courts of New York had any jurisdiction or right to take action? Love to hear opinions. I personally thought it was a good thing, and I visited now and then. Never bought anything though.

Topic by The Dark Lord    |  last reply

What is your strategy to overcome your ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) without Ritalin?!

 Well, I have a long term ADD (Atention Deficit Disorder). Nowaday I use Ritalin. It´s good, but sometimes I definitely think about another treatment. Despite of Ritalin, sometimes I become very very unfocused....doing and thinking a lot of things...that means doing nothing, because I can´t schedule projects and daily activities....I´ve tried other strategies like hypnosis, meditation, etc. Now, I´m researching Neurofeedback, cogitating to build an EEG machine...What do you do to manage your crisis?! UPGRADE: Well...I'm thinking to buy this (emotiv epoc)...

Question by motoneta2    |  last reply

How to choose the right capacitor for Harbor Freight AC Welder to DC Welder conversion? Answered

I'm watching this series of videos about improving a cheap harbor freight welder. Right now the step is converting the AC to DC. It seems like the guy is just using whatever components he has laying around or that are the cheapest but I want to make sure to get the most power as possible. Here's the AC to DC conversion video:;=PLd_DTtq1stJJ4C0qlUnxqBvrfLXLKDyYr&index;=1 Here's a link to the Harbor Freight page with the welder specifications:;=PLd_DTtq1stJJ4C0qlUnxqBvrfLXLKDyYr&index;=1 It says on the specifications page that the open circuit voltage is 26 volts, does that probably mean that that's the max output voltage at which the welder operates? Anyways, here are my questions: 1.Can a capacitor be fully charged by a lower voltage than it's rated for? For example, the modification in the video uses a 50V capacitor to store charge from the transformer of the welder, which I'm assuming is a 26 volt or less source. Will it still reach it's 46,000 microfarad charge storage potential or does the charge storage potential vary based on the charging voltage? In which case could the capacitor store more charge at a higher voltage, a lower voltage, or wouldn't it make a difference? 2.For the rectifier, assuming the max output of the welder is 120 amps at 26 volts, I am thinking that the guy in the video should have used a rectifier rated for at least 120 amps, probably somewhat more than that to be safe. But instead he is using a rectifier rated only for 100 amps at 1600 volts. That's it. Basically what do you think of the modification. Are those components in the video adequate, the rectifier and the capacitor, or if doing this modification would you have selected different perhaps higher rated components. I have a habit of thinking that I'm too smart to follow instructions exactly and then wondering why things go horribly wrong when projects, recipes, etc. don't turn out.

Question by avocadostains    |  last reply

"techniques" section in cooking?

Hey! I just posted an instructable on red foods, and I had a little trouble figuring out how to categorize it. I think that the cooking section could use a techniques category. If someone wanted to post an instructable about how to descale a fish or cut an onion, right now they'd have to decide if that was a main course, salad or sandwich. General cooking techniques are what I get the most requests for when I teach cooking. I think that more technique-based instructables would be a huge asset to the community! Cheers, Renee

Topic by kitchentablescraps    |  last reply

A Study on the Geographical Locations of Instructables Users

I'm considering hosting the Instructables "Show and Tell," for the Chesapeake Bay area, but I'm unsure of how many people I would be preparing for. I'd like to know if I'd be the only one there ;) Right now, the easiest thing I can think of is to start an Instructable group for each state, and people can let others know through joining that states's group. Any other ideas?

Topic by carbon    |  last reply