How many square feet of helium do you need to lift 1pound?
Topic by Sun Gear | last reply
Is it just me, or does kipkay (and a lot of the maker community in general, but I noticed it most with kipkay) have a suspiciously creepy amount of spying makes. For example:http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/01/weekend_project_portable_spy_scope_1.htmlhttp://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/08/weekend_project_aircraft.htmlhttp://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/06/weekend_project_parabolic_1.htmlthere's others, but I can't find them
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
I know tagging differently helps but I have done that already.
Question by acidbass | last reply
I am getting a little annoyed by how the layouts are always changing. And I bet a lot of other people are too. ...so I got an idea that there should be a poll, showing all of the previous layouts, and maybe a few new ones, where the Instructables community could vote and pick their favorite one. Leave a comment on what you think about this, or give some other suggestions...
Topic by zascecs | last reply
Having problems with opening select instructables on iPhone running 5.00. I get an error: "Page cannot open. There were too many redirects." (paraphrased) These instructables work from my Mac, using both Safari and Firefox. Here is one 'bad' site: https://www.instructables.com/id/Picopter/ Anyone else having this issue??
Topic by JJP_ | last reply
Hi !How many chance for :- life appear on a planet with a moon- AND, seen from the surface of this planet, the diameter of this moon is almost the same than the diameter of the sun???I don't know, but chances must be very very very low ... We, Humans, must be very lucky =o)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Solar_eclips_1999_4.jpg
Topic by chooseausername | last reply
There are too many forums. Here are some popular forums I've found. Please list more forums and we can create a master list of them.forumshttps://www.instructables.com/http://mindstorms.lego.com/NXTLOG/default.aspxhttp://www.vexforum.com/http://forums.makezine.com/http://forums.homechemlab.com/http://www.spudfiles.com/http://www.botmag.com/forum/http://rcpowers.com/http://www.vexfan.com/http://forum.robotevents.com/forumdisplay.php?f=146http://4hv.org/news.php
Topic by starwing123 | last reply
Which interpretation of quantum physics do you prefer? Personally I favour the Many Worlds interpretation as it better explains how the particle 'chooses' what state it collapses into, whereas when I consider the Copenhagen interpretation, it makes me think that the particle is deciding, which bothers me, obviously. However, the Many Worlds interpretation throws up many issues, such as the problem of probability (if a universe is created for every possible outcome, the probability of anything is 1, including say, your computer randomly exploding now). Which is quite ridiculous. But still, to me, a better explanation. So your thoughts?
Topic by Rupert95 | last reply
How many of you instructables are rated under 3*? I have 2, my ASCB, and my Handgun. They suck. How about you?
Topic by Seleziona | last reply
I am trying to make a learning guitar that has an LED at every fret (so around 120 individual LED outputs), and after lots of research I am finding it difficult to find a way to control that many LEDs individually. I want to be able to turn on multiple LEDs at once for a chord so using a matrix array will cause unintentional LEDs to come on.
Question by sporkmasta | last reply
I just realized all the topics i just CreatedXD1 Why Do People have(had) Birds in there avatar?2 Why does Kiteman Have an ocean in his avatar?3 Why does Kiteman Have a Leaf in his avatar?4 Why does Everyone have the same thing in their avatar?5 Why does kiteman Have old Pictures in his Avatar?6 Why does kiteman Have his old avatar back?Too bad it ended, I could have broke a world record on posting so many related topics in the same week XD =P
Topic by ReCreate | last reply
Big movie companies have these server type things (rendering clusters?) for processing their 3D and graphics renderings. I found this on makezine as an example of someone who did a linux home version, but there is no description of how it works. I would like to make a windows render cluster but I need some help. There are two reasons I want to do this: 1- I will be able to run my PC uber-fast, and 2- I can create some big time giant renderings of 3d models. I would really appreciate some help. Thanks.
Topic by gimmelotsarobots | last reply
How many patches have you got? This is to show off/brag/sulk/moan about how many patches you got. Please tell everyone (in a comment) how many patches you have recieved, and a picture of your favourite one, thanks :-) I have recieved 11 patches so far, 12 when I get another off fungus amungus when the newest patch givaway ends, and me favourite patch is this one (its from Goodhart) :
Topic by Hiyadudez | last reply
I don't want to start up another "I'm not a fan of the picture layout" thread. That's why I posted this here, not in another section of the forums since my instructibles are crafty or arty and those are the types that tend to have more pictures, from what I've seen. Instead I'm trying to work within the system. Motivated to get back into it by some of the interest I've received still getting subscribers, which warms my wittle heart. To that end, my praying mantis is finished, just need to photograph the final result. The instructions were all written just before the site switched over the picture layout though, and the process seems to require lots of pictures, I can't seem to remove enough pictures from the 'ible to make it fit with a few steps with only a few pictures in each. Wondering what peoples opinions are on the length and depth of instruction in an instructible are? Wondering if you'd rather 10 to 15 pictures in one step, with a couple paragraphs of instructions below that you'd have to scroll up and down repeatedly for, going in and out of pictures to see the picture tags so you understand what is being written, etc...OR...would you prefer to go through 3 to 5 times the number of steps with only a couple pics per page, with a single paragraph of text instructions BUT where you'd have to go through multiple steps (multiple pages) to see how a fairly simple part of the process is done? I figure I'd need to reduce the number of pictures posted in each step. Because looking at my wire octopus 'ible, it's a really hard read these days. My thoughts are 3 to 6 pictures per step, max. That leaves me with what will end up as a 30+ step 'ible for my current praying mantis 'ible. So... I'm tempted to just post up a few work in progress shots with a decent text explanation and leave it to the reader to picture the majority of it in their minds.
Topic by Thrasym | last reply
Hi guys, i recently bought a mini compressor for cake decorating. Its a "ABD TC-20" and i bought it at TCPglobal. Problem is, i dont know how many Watts it uses! You see, i bought it as a pressent for my wife. "Nice? Yes!" "Bought with my nose and not my brain? Yes! Im living in Holland, and our network works on 220volt at 50Hz. The compressor i bought works on american standerd, 110volt at 60hz. So i need a converter to make the machine work without frying its circuits... If i buy a converter specificaly for this machine, it has to have the right amount of Watts. i know, i can buy a converter that handles Watts in the range of 1000Watts, cuzz more watts on a converter is better, but than i'd have to buy one thats quite expensive. Because if the compressor only uses, lets say, 50 watts, i could buy one that has a max of about 100 / 150 for a waaaay lesser price than the one thats more powerfull. It would be 50EU for the smaller converter against 200EU or more for the bigger one. So, if you happen to know something on this subject, i would be more than happy with any info you've got ;-) greets! P.S. At the moment i wrote this, the package is stil on its way from america to my house. So i dont have a box or machine sticker to sneak the info i need from...
Topic by AriedeB | last reply
When I recently checked my personal: https://www.instructables.com/member/Artificial+Intelligence/ , I realized that my comment box thingy said that I've posted 797 comments, however I know that I've only posted 250 comments or so.More than half of the comments you see on the attached picture ain't mine.How did they get here?All the comments with yellow bowes ain't mine.
Topic by Artificial Intelligence | last reply
The Instructables robot, the beloved mascot of Instructables.com has become a symbol of DIY for some, who wish to express their love of making and their appreciation of instructables through it.These are the many faces of the instructables robot, created by instructable members themselves.
Topic by Keith-Kid | last reply
I understand the value and importance of keywords, but I also loathe redundancy. lol... should I just get over my loathing?
Question by bajablue | last reply
I have an LED that is supposed to take about 2.8 to 3.4 volts. A single 3v coin cell works great. However, if I use two or three of those batteries, it gets ULTRA bright. My question is, what harm is this doing? Risk of burning out the light, causing heat, other bad things??? What exactly would happen over prolonged use?
Topic by aliasjanedoe | last reply
Instructables just got in a brand new shipment of t-shirts today. Being that I get to count and stock them, I decided to take a little bit of extra time and write up a forum topic about it. Why you ask? Well let me tell you. We have a whole lot of extra t-shirts right now, and I think it would be fun to give one away. So here's the deal: Take a couple of glances at the pictures posted, and let me know how many t-shirts you think we have here at headquarters. The person who is closest gets a t-shirt (and possibly a couple of other goodies). Now here's a little fine print. I know there are a lot of people out there who already have t-shirts and have no desire to have another one. So for those of you who already have a t-shirt, try to win one for someone else. Upon wining this little grab bag, I'll pm the user and ask who they want their t-shirt to go to. The winner is by all means welcome to keep it, but if they already have one, I would hope they will donate it to a user in need, who has always wanted one, but never had the means to get one. One last thing: I'll give everyone two guesses. Any more then two and you disqualify yourself from winning. If anyone manages to get the number spot on, you'll get (what I consider) and awesome grab bag (that I've not yet devised), as well as two additional t-shirts that you can give to whomever. This package is going to be shipped out Monday afternoon, so all entries need to be in by Monday, 1000 PDT! Good Luck. UPDATE 1: The answer to this query, is 493. Now it's time to search through the results and see where people are. Give me a half hour and I'll publish the results. UPDATE 2: FINAL RESULTS! Surprisingly, no one guessed the exact answer. TNEN guessed 495, which just beat out KevinMatchstick by 1. Which makes TNEN our t-shirt champion! -I will be contacting TNEN to see if he wants the t-shirt, or if he is going to be giving it to someone else. For making my laugh, both 9VoltWiseMan and caitlinsdad will get to donate a shirt to someone in need (fine print: it can't be for them, and who they give it to can't already have one). So I will be contacting them as well. Thank you everyone for guessing! Hopefully I have time during the next shipment to take pictures again!
Topic by StumpChunkman
Hi everyone, The question is how many cut white rods is too many for a knex gun?? I'll have to use a few but don't want to use too many. Thanks for your opinion BTW: I will give out best answer. KSC
Question by Killer~SafeCracker | last reply
Yeh its alot but ill sub and 5* all ibles (if not all ready done)
Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak | last reply
I was bored. Yeah. Whoever guesses closest to the real number of Oodammo's gets..... A sub, and 5's+faves on all 'ibles. I'd give out a patch, but..... No pro yet. Also, if you see the anomaly, and tell me where, and what it is, you get the same thing. EDIT: Guesses will be invalid after Dec. 5th. EDIT2: I just realized, people might think I cheated when I tell, as in, to give the win to someone who was wrong. So I'll PM the answer to someone who already guessed. They will not tell you. BIGDYLAN91 SPOTTED THE ANOMALY, HE GETS THE PRIZE, BUT EVERYONE CAN STILL GUESS FOR AMOUNT. ============================================================================= THERE ARE 125 PIECES OF OODAMMO IN THE BUCKET. SO TECHNICALLY, BIGDYLAN91 WAS CLOSEST, BUT HE WON ALREADY. SO, KILLER~SAFECRACKER WINS. ============================================================================= logic boy: 117 Kiteman: 151 Hiyadudez: 104 Lithium Rain: 357 bigdylan91: 121 Correct anomaly guess. NachoMahma: 83 Doctor What: 163 smilee: 143 Djradio: 50 Killersafe~cracker: 130 Gjdj3: 51 Seleziona: 67 Shadowman39: 100 ItsTheHobbs: 45 Bartboy: 190 I_am_Canadian: 223 knex gun builder: 101 cj81499: 154 kNeXFreek: 212 chopstx: 142
Topic by travw | last reply
Well, after seeing posts on https://www.instructables.com/community/What_is_your_winning_slogan/ that forum, and Lemonie suggesting that a book should be made, I decided to make this. All you need to do is post a comment that says: An optimist sees a half pint of milk and says it's half full, a pessimist sees a half pint of milk and says it's half empty. I see a half pint of milk and say (your view of a half pint of milk here.)
Topic by ItsTheHobbs | last reply
Hello people of Instructables! I have a few pro memberships that have been around for a while now, so I have decided to make a piece-guessing contest. All you have to do is guess how many pieces are in my Knex skeeball machine. The six people that guess closest to the number will win! _________________ The contest has ended, so it's time to announce the winners: The grand total of pieces in the machine is 28,396! Below are the winners and what number they guessed. Winners! 1st place: bethekind - 28,001 2nd place: mikeasaurus - 28,000 3rd place: Duplo for Daddies - 27,999 4th place: RCS82 - 27,850 5th place: Mountain Dew dude - 27,593 6th place: technicalrob - 29,666 _________________ Rules: 1. Only one guess per person 2. Don't guess the same number as someone else Prizes: 1st place: 1-year Pro membership and a patch 2nd place: 1-year Pro membership and a patch 3rd place: 1-year Pro membership and a patch 4th place: Patch 5th place: Patch 6th place: Patch Below are some deconstruction pictures of the machine, just in case anyone wants to see them (it took a month to take apart/count pieces).
Topic by Shadowman39 | last reply
Hi, im building a capacitor bank for my coilgun, and I have 17 disposable camera capacitors in them. (wired in parallel (or whatever one means + is atached to +, and - is atached to -)) But for some reason wenever I start chrging it, after a little wile, it makes a huge spark across one of the capacitors. That probobly means its arcing right? but its only 300 volts (there wired in parelell so only the amperage goes up, not the volts). I then tryed to charge the caps to a point before they arced, wich took about 1 min (the battery is full) and my ammo only shot 3 inches! 17 capacitors, charging for 1 min, and it slid across the floor 3 inches! I have no idea what im doing wrong. Im using wire from a microwave motor (wich is realy small) for the coil, and its 5 layers thick, wrapped around a hollowed out pen. So, to sum it all up, here are the main problems: 1) the caps arc when charging 2) the ammo only goes 3 @#%!ing INCHES!!!!!! arg! Ps, i heard someware, that if you have enought amps, it will arc even with lower voltages. Maby thats whats happening? PLEASE HELP!!!!!! :(
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