Need an efficient way to recolour an object in a photo to a standard color

I will shortly be in need of an efficient way to colour an object in a photo to a standard colour without losing the shading and highlighting. I know it can be done manually in any number of programs but I may have thousands of photos to do so need an automatred process or one that requires only seconds per photo to efficiently accomplish the task. Anyone got a suggestion? All helpful ideas greatfully received.

Topic by albeix 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cosine graph manipulation help.

I am starting a electric vehicle project and have a math question which is relevant. This may not be the best place to ask this question but here we go anyway. Is there anyway to manipulate a Cosine graph so that the max and min points are the same and the period is the same while the x-intercept is different? (When compared to y = Cos x)

Question by NoNameCola 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Manipulating temperature in garment steamer

 I have a garment steamer. As a school project, I need to do an innovation where I need to add temperature regulator features. I have read that irons use thermostat to control the temperature, how do i install a thermostat in the steamer or is there other ways to regulate the temperature. By the temperature regulator, i should be able to produce the right amount of steam at the right temperature for each fabric.

Topic by WafiqahK 1 year ago


no nose photoshop halloween tut

Hi i recently made this instructable Halloween for this contest , but its stuck in filters XD and isnt getting any looks or critiques. So, if you like the photo i attached go check out my link and instructable.  

Topic by sircaptaintigerotter 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is there a free video manipulation application out there? Answered

I am planning on helping some friends out on a Youtube channel and require a video manipulation system to clean and excite the shows. I would like it to be free and capable, and would like it to be for the Mac, if possible.

Question by Thergox 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Linear magnetmotor - the basics for a beginner

Designing what is said to be impossible can be tricky, so I will try to give you some tips to reach your goal a bit quicker.A lot of people these days try to start with a wheel.Makes sense in one way as the final goal obviously is something that would rotate.However, considering angles in a rotating system is far easier with a usable baseline!We developed the liear motor well after any rotating electric motor.But only because someone already invented it for us.Making it flat was then more or less about finding a need for it first, like the modern highspeed trains on a maglev principle.If you want to make something move then it makes no big difference if you do it in flat or round.Flat however leaves you more options and much easier adjustments.And you will need a lot of the later...IMHO the best size and option for linear is the N0 model railway system.Tracks are only 3CM wide and second hand carriages to salvage the wheels is cheap.Either way, how would you start?We have multiple choices, like single row of magnets or double, maybe even tripple.Same for the actual magnet orientation.Flat, angled, attracting or repulsing...They all work if you understand how they actually work.Not the principle, the magnets ;)You see, a magnet always has two poles and without trickery both poles will be of even strenght, size, angle to each other and so on.Playing on a small and flat track with little resistance allows to use tiny magnets, like 5mm disc ones.If you follow the common concept of two magnet rows either side at a slight angle then you are half way there.People spent a lot of time trying not only to let the cart being attracted by the first magnets but also to let them pass out at the other end.In case you wonder why:Being able to be "sucked" in means you will have some force pulling on your cart from the next stage.Being able to fully pass through and preferably gain speed, means the cart would go from one set of magnets to the next - motion is accomplished.Let me give you my personal favourites for 5mm disc magnets:1. The rows are at an angle of 4-5° like a slim V-shape.2. Same as above by with the orientation changed by 90°The first basically means you have the magnets facing up while in the second you would have them mounted vertically.Both have good and bad sides and I think it is easiest to start with the first option.Here you would have a row of magnets at a slight angle either side of the track.Lets say it is all pointing away from you, then the north row would be left, south row on the right of the track.If you start narrow or wide depends if you want attraction or repulsion forces to work with.Again, it makes no big difference really, just a different way of operation, most seem to prefer repulsion though thinking the forces are greater - this is not true though ;)A very often copied way of mounting the working magnet (s) on the cart is by placing a magnet with south facing down on the left and one with north facing down on the right of the cart.Here you have the big problem of manipulating fields.The forces are quite strong and it seems the obvious choice but should be left for the advanced classes.Let me try to explain:No matter the site of your work magnet it has a very narrow acting field.Means you have a lot of attraction forces going only downwards and not providing any energy to move your system ;)If you orientate a magnet (stack) so north faces to the right and south to the left on either side of the cart you have more options.If the stack or single magnet has the correct length to match the angle of the magnet rows then a funny thing happens.Assume the outer most magnet is at about the same distance from center as the first magnet in the row.Means the inner most and opposing one is further away and the attraction forces gain the upper hand.While moving along though it moves away from the magnet row and whie still gaining force the last magnet in the row stops the cart dead center.This is the common scenario you see on the web when people try and fail.Now if you change the length of your working magnet and position in relation to the magnets in the row you can use the changes to your advantage.You can add slim disc magnets either side of your stack and observe the change in behaviour and where the cart starts to be repelled or gets stuck.In a bad case it starts fast but then stops with a big wobble back and forth.The perfect balance and size means the cart is attracted once it comes close to the magnet rows.There should only be a tiny sopt of very little repulsion right before the cart takes off.Like a hair trigger on a good gun if you know what I mean.It should then see some accelleration till about magnet 5-7 in a row of 14.From there it should level out and roll trough and keep rolling.I assume your first attempts now get you to the point where you cart start really nice, slows down a bit and seems just to miss a tiny extra push to make it out.It it shoots to the last magnet in the rows and then settles back to one or two before the end you are close!We have now two basic ways of manipulating the magnetic fields in our favour, or to "cheat" phsyics.Closing the gap.You will have realised by now that you need at least two stages for your system to be tested properly.Preferably 3 to get a 120° angle in a rotary conversion, but 5 would make sure there is hickups.This also means distance is now something to play with.Remember the pull before get at the same level with the first magnet in the rows?This is the first force we utilise by bringing the second stage at a distance CLOSE to take over the pull.Close because we don't want it to pull the cart out just like that.It would create a big "bump" and in a rotary system massive and unwanted vibrations.Instead we weaken the last magnet in either row.We still want to keep its pull but not so much the holding force that makes our cart go stuck here.Placing a magnet orientated in the same direction as your rows at the end of the row will change how and where the field of the last magnet in the row goes ;)Just to be precise: If the magnet in the row is north up and south down then the added magnet should have the poles 90° to that and in the same direction as the row.Depending how high, how close and with wich pole you place it the fields will change.You want to lower the locking force by at least 50% here - that will be suffient to overcome the holding force and gives the next stage a good chance to take over.It can also help to provide a sacrificial pole below the last magnet in the row.Again if north would be facing up then the lower magnet would also face north up but with a small distance to the upper manget.Ok, what happens here exactly?If I would want to be precise here you would need to read an awful lot, so make it simple...The lower magnet provides a way for the upper magnets south pole to get somewhere else instead of back to its original north pole.It also means there is another north pole "pushing" the north of the upper magnet more flat at the bottom half.This weakens the field strenght.Distance is key.The added magnet at the end does a similar thing.It provides attraction or repulsion forces that affect the field shape of the last magnet in the row.Imagine you have north facing towards the last magnet:You would push the last bit of the field up while also providing a very sharp end instead of a big round shape.The south pole of the last magnet also gets attracted by this added magnet, even more with one magnet below it.With those two added magnets you should be able to fully overcome the binding effect stopping your cart.It won't start and keep going when you let go of it half way down the track though, you need to start with the first magnet or give it a push to overcome the first binding effect.After that momentum takes over.If it really is that simple then where are all the successful videos about it?They are out there, you just need to look quite long for them.Most people still literally think only linear.A magnet has north and south and we can't change it - but we can...With field manipulations as above and shielding we get so much more than what physics currently dictates.Keep in mind that adding shielding under your rows of magnets will also affect how all works together ;)Some people forget this when using ferromagnetic things way too close to their testing area.Distance is also vital to keep in mind when experimenting.The closer two magnets are greater their forces to each other.You can utilise this for example by lowering magnets that seem to be far too strong in your configuration and cause a binding effect ;)And as said, shielding is nice thing for triack too - imagine what would happen with sielding on the sides of your magnet rows... ;)Make a negative into a positive!Extremly strong binding forces at a certain point in your track design can mean you might be able to utilise it instead of trying to waste it.Added magnets can divert the field to quite some extend.Shielding however can also direct them somewhere else - like in the core of a transformer where it all goes in a great circle.Even strips of shielding connecting magnets from one row to the one on the other side of the track can be utilised.Like that you turn two small magnets into one long one with twisted poles at the end.Provides more field strenght too and makes it good for areas with little to no attracting force to the cart.Then there is bigger design...Some people add a center magnet.With one on the cart and one in the center of the track you can create a cancellation field.The rows bind while the center magnet wants to push.If place where there is still enough forward momentum or even acceleration but close enough to the binding magnets it is possible to greatly lower the binding effect.But keep in mind you need to consider the added repulsion or compensated the field so it is most active towards the moving direction and less strong to where the cart is coming from.Advanced manipulations.You can machine magnets, sandpaper, file, grinder, CNC....Imagine you cut a square dice magnet from one corner to the other.Depending on how you have the field orientation you can end up several variations.But if north faced up in your dice then it will still face up in the cut pieces!Cut a pyramid and you end with a big flat south pole and a pointy north pole - and with extreme field strenth in this pointy bit.Similar story with half moon shapes.Imagine you machine a flat block magnet so you have a half moon with its pointy bits facing down and big round bit up.If north was up in the block and you shape the moon correctly then you end with two strong south pole points and a north pole that is strongest right between those points.Why is this so interesting you might wonder?Imagine you already know a magnets pole does not care if gos back to its own opposite or that of a different magnet.Then you also know you can machine and shape magnets to your will.Now imagine that for a change:Precisely machined pyramids that have the top chopped off.All tops in this example facing being the north poles and big bottom south.If you then machine a precise iron core block you make a nice cube.With magnets we need really good glue and a good press to make it happen.But if the center core is of proper size then we end with a block magnet that has a south pole on all sides.Of course to be 100% perfect we would need a zero tolerance gap but good glue and high forces can come quite close.Works as a sphere too but would even have clue where to start to machine the magnets LOL

Topic by Downunder35m 7 weeks ago



Why is almost every free energy video you find a hoax or fake?

The term "free energy" is used both ways by us.What comes from wind, solar or water power is considered free energy.Also everything claiming to produce energy from nothing is considered free energy.Speaking of hoaxes and fakes now is a bit like comparing appels to tomatoes.For me it more like those stage magicians: It all looks real and impossible but they do it, so it must be real.If you really need to brag about your free energy device but are unable to sell a working model to interested people it at least means you are not a scammer.Several people play the game of exposing fakes.And if include this in your search then you get an idea about the amount of fakes or magically illusions out there.The internet is often abused to change opinions or make people do things they usually wouldn't do.Even if it is as simple as clicking on a suggested link for the next video.Patents can disappear or with enough money you can buy them off the inventor.One reason why more and more companies develop in secrecy and without ever applying for any patents - check the swiss army knife ;)There are no conspiracies involving "free energy" but imagine it would be the case...There currently is nothing that would actually allow you to produce enough electricity for your family all year round.At least not if you want to avoid several wind and water turbines and all possible areas covered with solar cells.If you would somehow make a device that produces more output than input (even if it uses up some form of stored energy like magnets) then how would you present it to the world??Could you take the abuse of literally everyone around you calling you a scammer?You know better, so you allow it to be tested - really??Unless you provide all details and open all up you would still be called a scammer.Someone offers you a lot of money to take the thing and have your assurance to never talk about it or invent something similar - suddenly not that impossible to think of...But what if there is no offer but threats instead?A nice show on the internet keeps you safe and allows the sceptics to brag how it is faked.What better way then to make sure there are tons of videos that show similar constructions that clearly can't work? ;)As with every good story there is always a bit of truth somewhere.Over 80 years ago people made magnetmotors that worked.Look it up and check their patents.Most of the fakes we see today are based on the same 4 or 5 machines from back then ;)Our modern life would not be possible without the inventions Tesla made.Still, basically all of his inventions that did not find public use are still considered bogus.How can one of the smartest man of that time have hundrets of used and recognised patents while those using them claim all the rest is useless and fake?Getting energy they can sell was fine.Allowing that everyone can generate all the electricity needed themself not so much.A free generator that everyone can build would never see a meter and you could not force people to put one on either.With unlimited money available those behind electricity, oil, gas and coal will always make sure that anything even just getting close to it will disappear.The internet changed this as now everyone can provide plans, videos and even all required parts if needed.Making someone or something disappear in Africa or Indonesia is easy, doing so with someone who has actual family, a job and lots of friends not so much.Money and contracts are the next best thing then...Remember the hype about Vortex energy a few years back?Videos claiming to have a vortex thingy producing more energy than what is used everywhere.Now in some regions vortex math is actually something people study.And with this the new videos about vortex based free energy devices went down to almost zero.Nothing new anymore that was not shown already.If you study a bit what Tesla did for students and teachers you will find a lot of similarities between his math and the new area of vortex math.But where those vortex guys use our modern math, limited constants and sequences, Tesla actually include all that was known at the time in his math.Like with scientology you have to work your way up the ranks in the vortex world.A lot of things you can only understand by confirming it in experiments, other stuff you will only get know when attending seminars.If you just get together what you find online and try to understand it then try again with a printout of Tesla's circle of math next to it.Knowledge is out there that we just fail to acknowledge or even try to explain if we see it.Just take ancient building skills.We know they did it because their monuments still exist today.But we would utterly fail to replicate this with our modern technology.Let alone with the tools claimed to be available at the time.....Levitation through sound was deemed to be impossible.Then one day we invented powerful ultrasonic speakers and it worked anyway.So how many real "free energy devices" are out there?How knows if it is one, a few or thausands.Same for all the websites and videos out there.After a while you learn how to spot the fakes quickly.Then you still find some videos where you fail to find the hidden battery or motor or power connection.In the end you are left with the same 4 or 5 possible types claimed to have worked almost hundred years ago.Eliminate the bogus and incomplete then there is still some left....It does not mean any of it actually works...That is if you exclude those few companies selling things like magnetmotor generators for a few years now.Going faster than a certain speed would kill you - then we moved on from steam engines.It will never be possible to use the power of the atom to produce electricity - we got nuclear reactors anyway.Now we even try to make fusion generators feasable...So ask yourself if all "free energy" bogus really is just bogus...We know life must exist on other planets outside out solar system but we still could not accept if this life would be more advanced or civilised than we are...Yet we feel the need "to go out there"...Where does Instructables come into play?Take the dare and provide a well documented Instructable that allows anyone to replicate your "free energy device".No solar cells or electric generators please, only stuff that should exist or work.If you don't speak or write english then use some translator and people here will help to properly translate it.The big community here will jump on it, find the hoax behind it and tear it apart.However if they can't then someone will build it to show that it can't actually work.Then imagine the surprise if "I made it!" starts to be clicked more and more...No one could stop the progess or hide it then ;)Of course we all know that nobody will ever post such an Instructable, don't we?Keep in mind that the scam behind "free energy" might just be result of too many scammers...

Topic by Downunder35m 2 months ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


Can you help me in finding a manipulative, innovative, creative and eco-friendly science fair project?

This is for my open house project next month and I have to pass a project plan this week. Please help me.

Question by Alesa Shelou 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to manipulate heated plastic water/pop bottles ?

I want to make flowers out of plastic water /pop bottles but not sure what heat source would work best nor what shaping tools would work best to create shape and curl.?

Question by fun2do 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Can any intangible thing manipulate electrical flow?

Like is there anything non-material, like a magnetic field which when brought near a wire or by any other way stops or allows the electric flow through it? And I am not talking about a changing magnetic field producing a current in the wire.

Question by Wisaam 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how can I manipulate the space time continum to win the lottery? Answered

I just want to win the lottery  :)

Question by elmarco38 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can atoms be moved in elements such as gold by manipulating electrons while thier moving around the atom? Answered

I want to know if it is possible so I can build a device to levitate a piece of wood with electromagnetic fields.#

Question by nerd7473 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Does anyone know how to manipulate LCD screens without completely trashing them?

I want to turn old LCD screens into art (from calculators, watches, etc.). I like the look of them when pressure is applied, but it isn't permanent.

Question by professorcaticus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Build a device to remotely manipulate news in other people's browsers.

Hi all. We have written a HOWTO for building a small innocuous wall-plug that gives you the ability to remotely manipulate news read by other people on wireless hotspots. Devices affected include laptops, tablet computers (iPads etc) and smartphones. It can be built for under 50 euro. How to Build a Newstweek Device. The device consists of small Atheros based router and wall plug enclosure. We have made OpenWrt based firmware that can be easily flashed onto the router's 4Mb memory. Once plugged into the wall it can be configured using the browser and then remotely controlled using a browser interface. Tweekers can easily add text from a news site they wish to change and provide their substitution. It then sits on the server waiting for retrieval by the Newstweek device. When the device has retrieved the filter it then modifies the LAN, ensuring all wireless packets pass through itself before going to their destination. This is done using a well known 'attack' that rewrites the ARP table on both router and clients. If text in a payload matches the filter, it is changed before being passed onto the client. Sites currently affected include: BBC CNN Le Monde Lenta Ru Le Figaro Der Spiegel Il Tempo El Mundo The Guardian (with many more to come) Here's a video about the project in general: Newstweek: fixing the facts from newstweek on Vimeo . Here is a detailed demonstration of a Newstweek in action. It is intended for the networking enthusiast. Newstweek: The Thorough Demonstration from newstweek on Vimeo. The Newstweek project page is here. I has links to articles, interviews and other information hidden throughout the site: http://newstweek.com Enjoy, The Newstweek Team.

Topic by newstweek 8 years ago


How do I open a Certificate Trust List in Inventor so I can pull dimensions and manipulate the object?

I am trying to open a CTL file that was downloaded from thingiverse and Inventor is giving me problems opening and manipulating the object(engine block). I converted it to an STL  but it still will not let me place it in a drawing.

Question by logan_b 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


any device that controlled by computer?

Will you help me to find a device that can manipulated by the computer? thank you

Question by asiren 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Is there any way to manipulate/hack a NWZ-E436F 4gb mp3 player?

I have a NWZ-E436F sony walkman mp3 and mp4 player and i'm getting bored with it. I like the music and video viewing but i would also like to custimize it in any way. Iwould also like to add simple aplications on it like a caculator. My search has been endless and i would greatly admire someone who can help me with my problem. plz and thnx

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Help Me Establish Gas Station Fraud- By Exposing Fuel Manipulation.

Prelude:Every week I only ever travel the same route, at the same time, with the same amount of traffic on the road.I fill my cars fuel tank once a week, with $50AU of petrol.The prices lately have been stable and around $1.30AU/LWhat this post is about is the fact that due to me travelling the exact same Km's per week, I have noticed a significant difference between the two petrol stations fuel that I fill at.Can anyone educate me as to why when I fill at one station I get 8 days of travel and when I fill at the other station I only get 4 days of travel?Once again I am filling the same amount of fuel at each station, just one stations fuel (Major corporate outlet) seems to be of a much lower quality.Is it possible that something is a-miss with this situation. Is there a variable im not considering?After 4 months of weekly refills I feel that conclusively, one stations fuel seems to combust better than the others.Is this possible and if so are there any home experiments I could try to prove my theory via testing the fuels combustion/quality.I only write this as I sit here on a week, where I was forced to fill up at the "suspect" station. Im on day 3 now and my fuel is red lining... What is happening?I know the difference of 3 -8 days is a massive, surely others would have noticed this also. I thought I was mistaken the first few times it happened. But now I am positive, something is wrong.I might add, I use premium fuel with the same octane level at both stations.Could that be it? Would they be mis-quoting the octane level in their fuel? That is the only thing I can think of.

Topic by Lftndbt 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What frequency to use for a gaming steer?

I have an old gaming steer which is not compatible with win 7+, and I can’t find its drivers either. So, im manipulating it on my own, and will use 4 IC NE555 and a potentiometer in astable mode to press [w/s/a/d] with I-don’t-know-what range of frequency. Is there anyone could suggest me use what range of frequency? I thought 700–4000 Hz would be ok. But I have no idea if it is, or not

Topic by Nimasa77 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


What determines the most complex thing that you can visualize and manipulate in your minds eye? Answered

What is the most complex thing that you can visualize and manipulate in your minds eye? I have been asking around, and have found responses to be quite variable. Some people have no problem with complex images in 3-dimensions, others can't visualize in 3-d at all.For example, I can visualize, rotate, and manipulate molecules in my mind's eye... but only up to 4 atoms. Sure, I can imagine things much more complex than that. I just can't "see" them in their entire complexity at once. So, here is my question: what is the most complicated thing YOU can visualize and rotate in your mind's eye and what do you think determines the level of complexity you can "see"?http://thistoolslife.blogspot.com/2009/10/limit-of-our-minds-eye.html

Question by chemantics 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Favorites Error

For some  reason whenever i try to favorite somthing this error pops up error 500 -- error: org.hibernate.exception.DataException: could not execute native bulk manipulation query What is this? And can it be fixed?

Topic by wenpherd 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can't favorite instructables anymore!!!!!

This has been happening since 7/15/10. Whenever I click on ANY instructable to favorite it, this message pops up, "error 500 -- error: org.hibernate.exeption.Data Exeption: could not execute native bulk manipulation query".

Topic by CrayfishYAY 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hey Guys, I need some help. Is there a way where we can convert sensor values from Arduino into G-code?

I am trying to manipulate cnc plotter with values from sensors in Arduino.

Question by physicalpixel 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Solitaire game problem!

How do I manipulate the game of Solitaire so that it deals random 4 of a kind on each deal. Thanks, Hank? EX. 10-jack -7-10-10-4-10 as long as there is 4 of a kind in the deal, in a row or ramdomly.

Question by hank88e 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Introducing Myself

Hi Everyone,Just joined the Forum. My name is Atiqur Sumon and I live in Nottingham in United Kingdom. I am a Graphic Designer and my main work clipping path service, Image Masking, Photoshop Retouching, Photo Editing, and Image shading other Image Manipulation works.

Topic by sumoncps 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Best Free 3D CAD program

I was curious what people thought was the best 3D CAD program. It seems that SketchUp is a favorite, but I wanted to be sure. I have access to AutoCAD as well, but I was working on something where I wanted to manipulate the objects, and I wasn't sure if it was best. Thanks :-)

Topic by zachninme 12 years ago


looking for well controlled heating element.

I have a few small projects in mind that have come to a standstill because I lack one piece.  What I would like to get my hands on are small heating elements capable of temps between 80-400 degrees F that are as accurate as possible, preferably within two degrees. I have tried researching this online, but after browsing for an hour I was unable to come up with anything that would suit my needs.  I have considered buying a digital heat gun, but I can't find reliable info on how accurate they are and what range they have. I don't want anyone to think I am trying to build bombs or anything like that so here are two of the applications I had in mind. The first is my truck.  From what I understand those 'super chips' people buy to override the computer and add power typically change the air/fuel ratio.  That can be done by manipulating the perceived temperature of the air entering the intake.  My idea is to create a small housing around the airbox thermostat and digitally manipulate the termp in order to manipulate the A/F ratio.  My second idea is...well...best not discussed openly, but I assure you it has nothing to do with the creation of weapons of any kind. Any thoughts?

Topic by TsarNicholas 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Need Ible Bot Pics!

Hello all. Once more I find myself needing a few pictures. For my collaboration masterpiece I need a pic of the Ibles Robot holding a book, something kinda encyclopedia-ish, and of him/her/it doing something related to each of the ibles categories. Here's a pic with the text I'm after, but my pic manipulation skills are poor, as is my software. Thanks!

Topic by KentsOkay 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How can I reduce the signal range?

Any one know how to modify this so that you can adjust the range? Would simply adding a variable resistor to control the input voltage work? Or will I need an attenuator? If so, any ideas how?I would like to manipulate the existing range, not really extend it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Modifying-a-Cheap-Portable-Cellphone-Jammer/?

Question by zosim 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Flexible metal cable?

Hi,I'm looking for flexible metal cable similar to that used in this product:http://www.mightybright.com/Book_Lights/79/ProductDetail.htmlThe cable has a flexible metal sleeve which can be manipulated into whatever shape you want and holds its shape.Can anyone tell me what this cable is called? I've been searching online for days and I haven't found anything similar SadAny help would be appreciated!Thanks

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is it possible to add a 3.5mm headphone jack to a pair of antique crystal radio headphones? Answered

I am looking to purchase a pair of antique headphones, and possibly fix them up to work like a new pair of headphones.  For example, would it be possible to manipulate these headphones, and add a 3.5mm headphone jack to them? http://cgi.ebay.com/Frost-Fones-162-1000-early-crystal-radio-headphones-/120647686331?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item1c172998bb Thanks for your help.

Question by Brennn10 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


A Photoshop contest!

Hey, world! I have a challenge for you.  Your mission... should  you choose to accept it... Is to photoshop that picture of the eye down there better than anyone else! Yop. AND IF YOU WIN! You won't get anything. Sorry. This is just for fun! :D  The deadline is TBD (to be determined), so go and manipulate!! Post your entries in the comments. **EDIT: Because an anonymous person *cough* ^kiteman^ ,your photoshop must resemble an eye. ***EDIT No. 2: The deadline in January 31!

Topic by watermelonhead 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Photo/Video software to use?

I am very much a wall flower and am curious to hear people's suggestions for photo/video software that they have tried and liked. I have a thought for an 'ible, and haven't a clue towards manipulating photos or video on the computer. Right now I have a cheap usb camera, and, an older Kodak Easy share digital camera that will do video, but what do I do from there? Any and all suggestions would be appreciated! Mikey!

Question by mnielsen1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


visitor friendly audio devices for exhibits

I am coordinating an exhibit on musical instruments and want to include a bunch of sound clips of music demonstrating how the instruments on display would sound if played. Does anyone have any suggestions for audio devices that could do this but still be (a.) cheap, (b.) sustain a lot of hands on activity,(c.) have good sound quality, and (d.) have the ability to be manipulated relatively easily by our visitors? Thanks for your help!

Topic by agentshna 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


how do i type a path in the cmd(command prompt) to my files that are in a usb (d) drive.

Well i have a file that i want to manipulate using the cmd promt and i cant find the proper term to use to refer to my usb (d) drive to tell the cmd to go to my usb (d). i know how to go to my hard (c) drive but i cant for some reason get to my usb (d) using the cmd.

Question by dedric444 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I make a nice fireball effect (that can move around with a trail) in Adobe After Effects 6.5 Educational Version?

I only have Educational Version. It has all of the pro features (except Cycore, and that sucks). I want to make a fireball that burns with ash shooting up. I also want to be able to manipulate a trail whenever it moves. I really need some help.

Question by Brother_D 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Image Processing Tutorial : What you do for your images?

Image Processing Tutorial : What you do for your images? Are you in possession of images you want to convert in to digital form? Or simply you would like to perform some operations to enhance their outlook?  Similarly if you just want to extract some useful information from them, all you need is a photo house that carries out image processing. This is where you can have a photo you want manipulated made  the input as you give  specified characteristics you want included. To do image processing, you may have to apply a set of signals that can give you   the desired results. There are three distinct steps to follow in any image processing. They include: Importing images using a scanner or a photography Analyzing and manipulating images using enhancement and compression methods Altering the results we obtain at the output level There are plenty of reasons for carrying out image processing; the reasons and purposes are as follows: So that you can easily observe the parts that are not visible Restoration and sharpening the images for the purpose of making them look better Image retrieval – if you are interested in any particular image, you can have it retrieved. Identify the number of elements making up a pattern Distinguish the object and its image. There are   two methods that can be used in processing any images. Digital Analog If you are analyzing hard copies and printouts, this is what is referred to as visual techniques.  It involves use of various fundamentals and image processing techniques. You need to make use of technicians who are vast in image processing. They may use visual techniques and apply a combination of individual knowledge and experience in image processing. If your pictures are in a digital form, you may employ digital processing techniques to manipulate those using computers. Images collected from sensors and satellites can be manipulated to get the real images or data.  To do this, you need experts who can take the images collected into a number of phases before coming up with the required images.  They must have the latest skills to help them get over flaws and get original information. The data or images collected may be taken through the following phases; Pre-processing, Information extraction, Enhancement and display. Other than image processing service, you may need team   to deal with computer graphics. This is where any desired image is manually made using physical models. It could include lighting, environment and natural scenes. This graphics can be used in animated movies, computer vision and plays. It can be used to create moving images to depict a story. Generally, imaging is key in image processing. The designers should consider a number of factors including; Human visual – where the designers consider the psychophysical process that takes place in human beings as they make sense out of information they see and receive. Lastly in all these, ensure that you get a clipping path company that is vast in imaging and which can work hand in hand with you to ensure that you get the required results.

Topic by rustam3g 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What category would I post this Instructable in? Answered

Hi, The other day, I wrote a tutorial on my blog for creating low-resolution textures with GIMP. I would like to write an instructable on the same subject, but I don't know which category to post it in. A lot of other GIMP tutorials are posted under Technology:Photography. This wouldn't really be a good fit because mine is about creating an image, not manipulating one. You can read the tutorial here: http://shelbysblogk.blogspot.com/2011/09/tutorial-creating-low-res-textures-in.html Thanks!

Question by Shelby S 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Display multiple softballs

Can anyone please help? I am looking for a way to display several softballs for my daughter. I was hoping to find a way to mount a length of flexible clear plastic tubic, approximately 10" dia. on an arc and have an opening in the top to insert the balls and have them then roll to either side. The balls have stats written on them, so I would want to be able to manipulate them afterwords so the writing would be visible. My first problem is find 10" dia. flexible clear plastic tubing. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Topic by feign 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Experimental sounds/music

I'm just curious about the people out there who are interested in ambient/experimental music and creating their own. What programs/microphones do you use? What things do you find yourself often recording? Do you manipulate the way your recordings sound to achieve a certain sound? I've just started recording with Bi-Naural Mics. When I want to do field recordings, I use I mini disc recorder. I offer all of my works free to listen to on Jamendo (maybe I should make an instructable on that site)!

Topic by ArisenProdigy 10 years ago


does anyone know anything about different types of plastic? Answered

I am building a small compressed air engine, (3/8" dia pistons). I am looking for a plastic that will be cheap, smooth, and easy to manipulate, but not flimsy at all. It will not have very much stress from torque, tension, or compression. It will have a little pressure inside. I will use this plastic for the cylinders, pistons, and some valves. I am going to buy my plastic from www.mcmastercarr.com I am thinking PETE, UHMW, or PVC. Does anyone have any particular suggestions? feel free to ask for more details.

Question by MechEngineerMike 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


New Group - "The GIMP"

Hey everybody, I just wanted to create a little publicity for a new group I made for the GIMP. The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program, an open source program that has also the same capabilities as Photoshop, but its free to download. :-DMy new group - The GIMPPhotoshop is a popular subject of instructables, but GIMP is just as capable for the average user's needs, and it fits much better with the DIY spirit of Instructables,so I would love to see more instructables for GIMP to show you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars for a quality image editing program. Feel free to join and start making some projects

Topic by Andrew546 12 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Magnetic switch to USB?

Hi, 1st post hope you can help! I'm trying to find a way of getting analog data (from an exercise bike) and store it onto a computer in a text file so I can manipulate it and work out averages etc. I thought of having a magnetic switch on the pedal so that everytime the pedal rotates I can store the time thus giving me the speed. Does anyone know if such a cable already exists or if not how to go about creating one? Also if anyone has a better way of getting the data I'd love to hear from you. Many thanks Adam

Topic by adamt_069 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What's wrong with this wiring?

I've finally decided to undergo my first real electronics project - building a quad-NAND synth ( as per http://www.misusage.org/wordpress/?p=23 ). It's basically a simple oscillator run through each NAND gate of a 4000 series CMOS IC, fed into each other for manipulation. This is also my first time actually translating schematics to a breadboard, which I've attempted haphazardly - see my attached image. My questions are the following: How many errors have I run into? If I were to test this oscillator, how would I go about installing the audio jack? Am I grounding this correctly? Thanks!

Question by cshields1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I use new chip-style microwave oven transformers ?

I'm working on a microwave oven transformer based AC welder. Newer microwaves don't use classic steel and copper transformers but rather something much lighter with a few beefy electronics that look like transistors. My question is how does one manipulate these new-style electronic trasformers (if that's what they're called)? Imagine all the wonderful things one could to with such a light-weight but powerful circuit. Maybe it could run a laser, welder, or do voltage boosting for renewable electricity systems with long cable runs...

Question by snotty 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How has built an ROV?

If you have built an ROV or submarine, post it here for the world of instructables to see I recently finished an ROV about a month and a half ago and I'm planning to overhaul it. Here are some pics. Also, look at thishttps://www.instructables.com/community/I-have-a-question-about-My-ROV-control-system/1.) front view2.) corner view3.) Power supply4.) controls (need work)UPDATE:< I now have a relay control board and 50' tether< the main design has change... Again.<4 motors instead of 5< extra wires in tether for manipulator arm

Topic by ry25920 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Photoshop digital art, needing advice with detail.

Hello all, Ive begun to crack into digital art in photoshop. This is mainly refering to painting and not manipulating photos. Im not having much trouble with lighting or coloring. My main issue is with Texture and detail. I can make shapes and lighting and coloring but that all means nothing if it doesnt have any texture. So any and all advice within these regards would be awesome. and i will be starting on grass and nature and im trying to make high quality photos so if you have any advice on ground texturizing (like grass or trees) you can also help me out there. -Thank you for taking time to read this, Liam

Topic by Poobert 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Please, help me with this 3_state switch !?

ANSWER : so, at the end, it was a switch. I had to do it the hard way :( have a look at the last picture. Hi, could someone help me with this 3-state switch ??? I would like to remove it from the PCB, solder some wires and make ARDUINO + MOSFETs to control it = instead of me, manipulating the switch, I want the arduino to do that for me. Unfortunately I'm not able to find out which PINs I have to connect together to simulate the switch. I did some measurements and make matrix - if it could help to find out which pins to put together. Thank you in advance. Zholy P.S. : The voltmeter was set to 2000mV, and the RED_positive probe was attached to the NUMBER pins

Question by zholy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Inventions for First World Problems

I happened across this article showing "17 Wonderful Inventions to Solve All Your First World Problems": http://www.dailyedge.ie/inventions-first-world-problems-1349251-Mar2014/  #1 is pretty ingenious! #6 can easily be manipulated ;) #8, #9, and #17 are just down right great! But I could see #9 getting a bit annoying... #12 is for the book lover in us all My question is...Do YOU have any first world problems you'd like to see a hack for? What are they? Do you have a hack for them (and if you do, please share!)? And better yet, what world problems in general would you like to see fixed and how would YOU fix them? 

Topic by Meglymoo87 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago