When should I use the words "might" and "may"?

I would like to know examples of sentences where it is appropiate to use "might" or "may". For example: "I might do..." "I may do..." Thank you all for helping me.

Topic by blkhawk 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Billy Mays is Dead

TMZ reports that Billy Mays has past away this morning, he was 50..'''LINK'''Two celebrities dead, both at 50 years old...O_o

Topic by bumpus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


To Whom it May Concern

To Whom it May Concern:I recently discovered a website dedicated to knex: http://www.knextoyzone.com/. However, on this website I found three familiar guns found on Instructables and KnexInnovation. Two are Dsman's, and one is Loosewire's. They are found by clicking on "Gallery" amd then the subcategory "Guns". If you didn't post these guns and knew nothing of this, please speak now and maybe we can e-mail the creator of this website that their users are commiting plagiarism. Thank-you for your time.

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


Mai iPod is Broken!

So i bought an ipod from a friend, he sold it to be because it was broken. I am attempting to fix it, but i have been stumped! I reset it to factory settings, (formatted it with iTunes) but it says that there is 0kb free! A 111GB of usesless stuff is on there (The drive is 120gb, but formatted, it read 111gb), and it can't get it off! I can't really access it through windows because it freezes my computer when i try to open it/right click it It takes a while to boot (1-2 minutes) it gets recognized by iTunes only part of the time. Every time it boots, i have to re-enter the preferred language. Thank for any help!

Question by Sandisk1duo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


To whom it may concern.

There are roughly 10 or so people that know the REAL truth, the rest of you are just butting in, either you've just heard DJ's side or just heard KI's side. Alot of the "pro's" are suddenly butting in, but not saying one word to DJ, which I find incredibly stupid, since nearly all the comments we make are REPLIES. But, that's just me, and I doubt you actually care what one person thinks, that is the problem with instructables. Either way, I just think that maybe if certain people will stop posting comments like "KI SUKS IT BANNDDED ME" or something like that, nothing will happen. You do realise that KI were actually ignoring these things, right? So anyway, just thought I'd post this forum topic.

Topic by yerjoking 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Barefoot Waterskiing, Mini S'Mores Grill, Burger Recipes

  Barefoot Waterskiing Mini S'mores Grill Burger Recipes Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries Tetris Ice Cubes PVC Sprinkler Toy Cooking From Scratch DIY Barbecue Sauce Memorial Day How to Fish USB Flag Memorial Backyard Theatre Fly a Kite Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Build a Water Mortar  

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Turn Signal Jacket, Soul Cycle Chopper, Ride in Style

  Turn Signal Jacket Soul Cycle Chopper Ride in Style Scraper Bike Wheels Reflector Bag Badge Bike Gear Belt Wobble Bike Bike Guide Granny Chopper Bicycle Car Horn DIY Bamboo Frame Change a Bike Tube Twisted Flower Spoke Bright Bike Mountain Bike Scooter  

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Automatic Pill Dispenser, 3D Settlers of Catan Board, The Nutella Cheesecake

  Automatic Pill Dispenser 3D Settlers of Catan Board The Nutella Cheesecake Ketchup Recipe Healthy Chocolate Cake Cheap Sanitizer Magic Tricks Easy Screen Printing Outdoor TIki Speaker Basic Moisuturizer Stereo Photography Beehive in a Bucket Concrete Tree Rings Make a Tealight Spider Simple Storage Box  

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Rice Cooker Burger, Robot Zombie Figurine, Cup Sphere Lamp

  Rice Cooker Burger Robot Zombie Figurine Cup Sphere Lamp Resurrect a Motorcycle Make Bath Bombs Cheap Masquerade Masks Hybrid Solar Panel Arduino on a Perfboard Rope Bridge Bookshelf Upgrade Your Promo Camera Iron Man Make a Talking Clock Coffee-Stained Coffee Table Simple Microscope Webcam Make a Garden Fountain  

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Low-Footprint Lamp, DIY Wind Turbine, Energy Usage Meter

  Low-Footprint Lamp DIY Wind Turbine Energy Usage Monitor Build a Solar Tracker Stationary Bike Power Garden Rain Barrels DIY Solar Panel Recycled Window Greenhouse Pringles Wind Turbine Bike Wheel Generator Home Solar Panels Homemade Sun Jar Water Flow Sensor Solar Thermal Collector Energy Saving Tools  

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Twitter Mood Light, Bacon Fruit Cups, Maker Faire 2010

  Twitter Mood Light Bacon Fruit Cups Maker Faire 2010 Moisturizer for Eczema Make Your First Robot Mobile Veggie Garden Ear Spa betacup Coffee Cup Challenge WInners Scorpion FX Makeup Elevator Stick Linux-Controlled Sprinkler Quick Resin-Cast Parts Keyless Dorm Entry Tableless Cloth DIY Mouse Trackball  

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


(newsletter) Hydroponics System, Make Beer, 5-Minute Chocolate...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! NEW! Art of Sound Contest - Submit any sound or music-related Instructable in our new contest and win some incredible custom hi-fi speakers! Get the LED Out! Contest - Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs, and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Come and meet us at Maker Faire this weekend. We'd love to see you out there! Color Changing Glowing Crystal Ball Small NFT Hydroponics System Soda Can, Saltwater and Charcoal Battery Climb a Tree Using Only Rope! Enter your music or sound-themed Instructables now! Monster Speakers - Art of Sound Contest Floating Dock with Barrels 5-minute Chocolate Balls Cheap and Simple Gear Puller How To Create a Sexy Cat-Eye Look Make Oars from Two-by-Fours Paint an Antique Copper Effect A Swing Set that Generates Electricity Make it glow, and win Monkeylectric lights! Over a dozen uses for plastic drums! Black Straw Snoot Flash Attachment Make a Stained Glass Mosaic Portrait Linoleum Block Printing British Stinging Nettle Beer Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) TV-B-Gone kit, LED Bike Jacket, Tetrahedral Kite...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Get the LED Out! Contest - Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs, and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Mother's Day Contest - Help decide who wins a Singer sewing machine! Vote now! The winners of the Epilog Challenge have been announced! See who won the Epilog Zing laser, and gift certificates for lasercutting by Ponoko!Coming next week...Show us an amazing sound-related project, and win an awesome set of hand-built custom speakers in our upcoming Art of Sound Contest! Make Your Own Laptop Skin Light for Life: Glowing Button Cycling Jacket TV-B-Gone Kit Make a Wire Wrapped Ring Make it glow, and win Monkeylectric lights! See who won the laser cutter! No-Solder, Funny Robot in Minutes Make Your Own 29er Bicycle! Stirling Engine Rotating LED Throwies Fancy Steampunk Blunderbuss Rifle Joule Thief Night Light Tweet-a-watt - the Twittering Power Meter Cheap Light Box Fly a Bell Tetrahedral Kite Vote for your favorites! Get the grill ready! Turning a Wine Bottle into an Oil Bottle Homemade Ripstik / Waveboard Planter from Pallets, No Nail Pull Method The Sigh Collector Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago


(newsletter) Wireless Power, Bike-Powered USB Charger, 6 Cent Throwie...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Get the LED Out! Contest - New contest! Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Mother's Day Contest - Closes for entries on Sunday! Make something special for Mom and win a sewing machine from Singer! Vote for the entries in the Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest to help decide who will win a MacBook Pro! Vote now!Help the Robot travel in our Cutout Contest. Post your photos and get a patch!Become a fan of Instructables on Facebook and get updates from the Robot. Laptop Bubble Stand Charge any USB Device with Your Bike Build a Woodworker's Workbench Pie in a Jar Make it glow, and win Monkeylectric lights! Closes for entries this Sunday! Wireless Power Web Based Water Metering 3D Anamorphic Street Art The LED Lightbulb Felt eeePC / netbook Pouch for $8 3D-Printed Combination Lock Make a Diamond Engagement Ring Make a Solar iPod/iPhone Charger Get outside! Vote for your favorites! No-Sew Duct Tape Zipper Pouch Portable 12V 17 Watt Wind Generator 6 Cent LED Throwie Urban Prospecting Detector Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago


(newsletter) Gummi Bear Surgery, 5-Minute Ice Cream, Sleeping Bag Suit...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Mother's Day Contest - Sew something for Mom and win a sewing machine from Singer! Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest - Closes for entries on Sunday! You could win a MacBook Pro so enter now! The winners of the Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest have been announced. See who won! Become a fan of Instructables on Facebook. See contest updates, talk to other fans, and find out how the robot is feeling. Sleeping Bag Suit 5-Minute Ice Cream Hammered Leaf and Flower Prints Gummi Bear Surgery   Closes for entries this Sunday! Convert a Baby Swing from Batteries to AC Sourdough Bread Create Laser Art with a Digital Camera DIY Mineral Makeup Featured questions from our new Answers section: How do I monitor battery voltage and adjust engine idle with a servo? How do you get old t-shirts whiter?   Checkpoint Charlie Hat Green Solar Powered Water Barrel Carry Your Baby African Style Insulate Your Loft and Save the Planet     Sew something great for Mom and win a sewing machine!   Make Sunday special Drawdio! Homemade Solar Cell Broken Arm Lego Accessories Contactless Dynamo Powered Bike Lights Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Top 5 new Instructables 5/22 - 5/29

Here's the latest batch of great new Instructables. These have all been published in the last week and are presented here in order of how many pageviews they've received up to now. Be sure to check these out as well as dig through the Featured list for more cool Instructables you may have missed!If you're going to Maker Faire, be sure to drop by our booth! We'd love to meet you. Small NFT Hydroponics SystemHydroponics is a type of agriculture that uses no dirt, and usually results in larger, fuller plants. I recently became interested in the topic, and decided to start my own ve... posted by Weissensteinburg on May 24, 2009 How to climb a tree (using only rope!) the fun/simple wayIn this instructable, I will be showing how to climb a tree using only rope, a carabiner, muscle strenght, and time.I am not an experienced or trained climber. Don't tell me... posted by louieaw on May 25, 2009 Aluminum Can, Saltwater and Charcoal BatteryThis instructable shows how to create a simple aluminum air battery from a soda can and a piece of charcoal from the backyard BBQ. This instructable is being published early b... posted by egbertfitzwilly on May 24, 2009 A Swing Set that Generates Electricity'Id just like to say first off that my electrical knowledge is very limited, and I'm sort of feeling my way around in the dark. If you have a better way of doing this, I'd lov... posted by Cleveland Motley on May 26, 2009 5-minute Chocolate BallsQuick and delicious Rum Balls recipe (with or without rum!). These tasty treats whip up in no time, and are completely addictive. Whether you need a chocolate fix or a quick... posted by scoochmaroo on May 26, 2009

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Smell Graffiti, Build a Net Gun, Crowd-Sourced Haircut

  Smell Graffiti Build a Net Gun Crowd-Sourced Haircut Hobobeque Breathalyzer Microphone Projection Bombing Mobile Party Bike Fun Science TV-B-Gone Hoodie LED Throwies Dollar Store Parabolic Mic The Eyewriter 3D Face Projection Make a Seed Bomb Create Signs that Confuse

Topic by randofo 9 years ago


Easy Chocolate Truffles, Mother's Day Ideas, Sew a Custom Bag

  Easy Chocolate Truffles Mother's Day Ideas Sew a Custom Bag Guy's Guide to Buying Flowers No Sew Duct Tape Pouch Double Chocolate Cheesecake Make Bath Bombs DIY Faux Pearl Necklace Waterproof Tablecloth Apron Sewing Spa Slippers Cook an Impressive Meal Kids Wall Art Paper Bead Bracelet Hands-Free Book Pillow Gifts for Women

Topic by randofo 9 years ago


Bubble Machine, Sleek iPad Stand, Laser Cut Wedding Dress

Bubble Machine Two-Ingredient Ice Cream Laser Cut Wedding Dress Secret Minesweeper Pillows Simple Workbench Sleek iPad Stand Special Effects Makeup USB Game Pad Alcohol Stoves DIY Boom Box Desktop Skee Ball Make Viking Era Paint Altoids Stereo Mixer RFID Car Immobiliser Solar Hot Air Collector

Topic by randofo 9 years ago


I might not be on so much this week - I am BACK

Well, as I said in my last forum topic, my laptop's wireless card was being faulting and only working every few days so I am now sending my laptop in to get it fixed, so as I said last time, I might not be on so much, so don't expect me to have quick replies. So I might be here, I might not, it is just going to be harder for me to get on Instructables. Hope I can be here this week n8man

Topic by n8man 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Billy Mays Cocaine Addict?

Over a month ago Billy Mays was found dead of a heartattack in his home the morning of June 28. Not untill recently has it been found out that cocaine might of been the cause of his heart attack. There was a full autopsy done in wich they said they had found cocaine in Billy Mays' body.http://www.comcast.net/video/did-cocaine-kill-billy-mays-/1208581223/Comcast/1208254231/I know Its E news And comcast but its all I can find.]

Topic by Matt21497 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Swiss Army Bicycle

I watched this last night, having recorded it a few days ago. Anybody else notice an instructable hiding on the bike?  In the full episode, you get to see it in action, along with the drill and grinding wheel, all separately powered by the rider.

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


May 2015 Build Night with Strawbees (2nd build night in May!!)

#BUILDNIGHT 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: March 29th, 2015. Accepted spaces will be notified by March 30th, 2015. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. MAY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Strawbees, they make connectors to build epic structures with recycled plastics, for our SECOND May 2015 build night. You heard that correct! We’re running two build nights this May. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (1) Crazy Scientist Kit (includes 1034 connectors and 100 straws) HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in May to host a project build night using the Strawbees Crazy Scientist Kit. You can host multiple build nights during May to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Crazy Scientist Kit. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Strawbees Resources Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #STRAWBEES Twitter: @Instructables, @makestrawbees Instagram: @Instructables, @Strawbees https://www.facebook.com/strawbees https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this google form

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


This May be Getting a Little Out of Hand..

I don't know if its just me, but I've noticed a surprising burst of K'nex-driven forum topics lately, some, if not most, r has leik centances an speelin wif know reel point/purpos. I'm not trying to bash, but there is spell check on the commenter use it to your advantage. Also, bump: www.instructables.com/id/Block-Knex-InstructablesForum-TopicsGroups!-Now/

Topic by bumpus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Launch It! Contest starts May 27th

Fling, chuck, toss, throw, shoot, blast, or launch SOMETHING in the Launch It Contest that, erm, launches on May 27th. We’ve seen pumpkins get chunked and marshmallows get shot, but now we want to see what you can launch and how you get it airborne. Share a step by step, photo, or video Instructable to win a variety of flying machines that would make Da Vinci crap his pants in envy. Not sure how to get started? Try one of these ideas: some sort of cheese, cracker, and cold cut disc shooter called “Launchables” a mechanism for slinging DVDs of the Matthew McConaughey vehicle Failure to Launch outdo the Philadelphia 76ers t-shirt cannon

Topic by wilgubeast 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


The notifications constipation may be over !!! maybe? Answered

After all this time of not getting notifications I just got a flood of all the past ones, its pretty funny like a major cork finally letting go.  So check to see if your emails have received something along the line of "you have 120 new comments" A big thank you to those who have been puzzling through this latest glitch. Here's hoping that this one is resolved for good.

Question by Vyger 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I think I may be a Scientologist

My library regularly has a cart of books and audio cassettes for sale...hard covers for a dollar, soft covers for $0.50, etc. When I was there today, I noticed three brand new (still shrink wrapped) volumes of pure Scientology propaganda. I obviously shelled over the three dollars. Nobody really knows anything about them, maybe these books slipped through their hands by accident, and by possessing them, I'm a member of the church? Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, one thousand nine hundred and fifty two pages of genuine L. Ron Hubbard literature:

Topic by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Important Changes to Contests - May 1st

Hello everyone! As most of you have probably noticed, we haven’t changed much with our contests over the last several years. But this year we’re changing that, thanks to all of you and your important feedback! In 2018, we are going to be trying new things when it comes to contests. We believe these changes will lead to a larger variety of winners and even more incredible instructables!With that said, we’d like to announce two major contest updates starting on May 1st. #1 - Every instructable can only be entered into ONE single contest.At first, this may seem like bad news, but we promise it’s actually good: the new rule will allow more authors to win prizes! We’re reducing the number of prizes ONE instructable can win, but this will allow for more winners overall. While we’re sure some of you will be disappointed, this is a great way to level the playing field and simplify the process for both authors and judges. The old contest system allowed an author to enter three contests with one instructable, which greatly increased the number of entries per contest. Along with increasing the number of entries per contest, the old system tended to pit new authors against much more experienced authors who understand that they can up their chances of becoming a finalist by working multiple contest themes into an instructable. We hope this new contest rule will encourage our authors to commit fully and enthusiastically to one contest theme and create more focused projects, instead of stressing about making something to qualify for three separate contests!.#2 - We are creating more Prize Packs.Currently, if you win a contest at any prize level you will get an Instructables prize pack, some stickers, and whatever other random swag we have lying about in our prize room. As it turns out, this has created a situation in which our best authors end up filling their homes with piles of instructables T-shirts. We recognize that winning T-shirts over and over again is boring.To make Prize Packs Great Again over the next few months, we are going to roll out new Prize Packs on a permanent and limited edition basis. When you win a contest, you will be able to select the standard T-shirt prize pack, but you will also have new choices coming soon.Make sure to keep an eye out soon for new Instructables swag we know you’ll love!

Topic by randofo 1 year ago  |  last reply 7 months ago


May 2019 site changes: my observations and thoughts

In early May 2019, Instructables' website has been radically reworked with a revamp. Changes I have observed include:Navigation: Many categories and subcategories have been eliminated and instead reworked under other folders as part of the changes (there is no "Play" category and subcategories such as "NERF" and "Paper Airplanes" no longer exist) "Recent" filtering is not directly available to people browsing the site--you must sift through the categories and get through at least two pages to find a way to filter the selected category for "recent" (i.e. Homepage -> Circuits -> Projects -> (Page at which you may select "recent"))There are no filters for searches On the front page and in the categories' main pages, featured projects are emphasizedThe Forum/"Community": Without manually typing in the URL, there is no direct way to access the "community" page Buttons to access the forum among in the category pages are tied to the community pages for that category (as a result. They do not allow you to see the general forum posts of the community without viewers manually deleting the category from the URL and going from thereThe way people navigate about sites controls what they can see and how they see if, so all of these things will change the flow and behavior of Instructables' viewers versus how it was before. Versus before, it is more cumbersome for viewers to get to recent content while featured content is more readily available. This will influence where people go and what they see.----------------------------------What do I believe this means for the future?Drawing on my decade of experience on this site, I suspect viewership of non-featured Instructables will drop. Thus, the viewership gap--between those projects that have been featured and those that have not think--will then widen.Of these changes I think people will say you either "get featured or get buried."

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 12 days ago  |  last reply 3 days ago


Futuristic Concept Guns that may be worth a Build with your twist!

Ahhh... I feel sometimes the k'nex gun builders community lacks a bit artistic visions, so I scraped the worldwide web for some images that would pump some artistic juices into the community. With no offence to our replica builders out there, (you guys are awesome at what you do!) but I feel that building a k'nex gun is an art. Trying to create that right balance of flow of a gun while incorporating a twist that catches the persons eye is a challenge, a skill, and I feel may be a bit more challenging than making a replica. With replicas you have the comfort of a defined shape and measurements, when guns like these (some virtual, I know one is real, the harmonica gun) are built to be within a similar scale but again with that unusual and pleasing twist of the imagination.  Again I don't mean to offend anyone with the idea that replicas are not cool, replicas are awesome and I find it really hard to stay within a replicas measurements (more power to the people who can). I would just like to see some more unique visions of the builder. Build a gun that defines you and your vision of what a great gun looks and feels like. Then make it perform how you want it too. It's a complex process capturing the beauty of a well crafted k'nex gun through not only aesthetic appearance, but physical performance. These unique guns are what defines us as a K'nex gun community, a community of artists.   At the end of the pictures, I've included a couple of my best Art. (two which didn't perform as planned but nailed appearance)

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


Ebony & Ivory - Devil May Cry Guns

 This was my first commissioned prop build as a favour for a friend of a friend. All in all they cost about £15 in materials and took a total of 42 hours to conceive and build (abit longer that expected).  It was made on the base of a cheap toy gun which had to be modified and was then built upon with wood, paper mache, plastic and MDF. There are further step by step photos on my props blog.  I hope you like them.

Topic by Loosewire; SOE Operative 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how may i make the weldin machine?

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


Found this on the road. Any idea of what it may be? Answered

Was walking in the city when i found this in a corner

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


Maker Festival Twente 28th & 29th of May

Next weekend, the 28th and 29th of May, this year's edition of the Maker Festival Twente will be held in Enschede. There will be quite a variety of makers, I'll be giving jewellery workshops myself. For more information, be sure to check out the official site: http://makerfestivaltwente.nl

Topic by emilyvanleemput 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How may I make a Electric Butler? Answered

I mean like the Habbo one?That does basic stuff, like pouring teapots, doesn't need to walk?

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


Some people may think I'm conceited....

....Oh well. You can't please everyone, and I sure won't try.Edit: for those who don't know, this topic was created as a joke.

Topic by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Compressor-free refrigerator may loom in the future

. From Compressor-free refrigerator may loom in the future at Penn State Engineering via Slashdot:University Park, Pa. - Refrigerators and other cooling devices may one day lose their compressors and coils of piping and become solid state, according to Penn State researchers who are investigating electrically induced heat effects of some ferroelectric polymers."This is the first step in the development of an electric field refrigeration unit," says Qiming Zhang, distinguished professor of electrical engineering. "For the future, we can envision a flat panel refrigerator. No more coils, no more compressors, just solid polymer with appropriate heat exchangers."

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


May the Fourth - Theme 3-course dinner

Last weekend I finally watched Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. So with May Fourth coming our way I decided I would cook a nice Star Wars themed 3-course dinner for me and my wife this Friday. The idea is just simple food, but made it looking like something linked to Star Wars. I've come up with some ideas, but more ideas are always welcome. Here's whats on the menu up to now:Appetizer - Galaxy carpaccio:Purple beetroot 'empty space' carpaccio with sesame seeds 'stars' and drops of balsamico 'black holes'Main course - Star Wars Episode IX: The Fast-Food Hero:Sweet 'C3PO'-tatoes / 'BB'-pot-'8'-oes'Han'-burger 'Solo'Grilled green asparagus 'light-sabers'Dessert - Cheese platter:May the Roquefort be with youRevenge of the SwissMozzarella Death StarBabybell star wars smileysSo what are your suggestions?

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


What happened to today's (May 21st) newsletter?

I think I'm going mad. This afternoon (local dutch time) I got the I'bles newsletter. I'm sure of that, because it featured a bracelet by emilyvanleemput. So I dropped her a congrats-note. She never got the newsletter, and I can't find it anywhere. What went wrong?!

Topic by ynze 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Lying down may make you smarter

While at MIT, we used to mercilessly mock my friend Sawyer because he would always start a problem set, and then lie down on the couch to think about it. Turns out, he might have been on to something. Although it didn't help that he often had a pillow over his head...http://www.braingle.com/mind/83/horizontally-smarter.htmlA recent study by the Australian National University tested peoples' problem solving abilities while standing up and lying down. They found that people were slightly better at solving problems while in a horizontal position.This difference in cognitive ability may come from the varied release of a neurotransmitter called noradrenaline, which is believed to interfere with creative thinking. When you are lying down, your body releases less noradrenaline.So, if you need to do some serious thinking, lying down may slightly boost your performance.

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


This may not be the most appropriate place to ask such a question but....? Answered

 My Nintendo Wii, has an amazingly hard time playing online for some reason, I have done everything, I have added an older router as an access point to extend the range and everything (I am sure this part is done correctly, just so thats not all the suggestions I get), I have checked Nintendo's site tons of times for any help, which didn't help at all... Can anyone suggest anything that may help. I have been thinking about using of the 'ibles here about making an extender antenna. Suggestions greatly appreciated!! A little extra info on my wireless - I do have the second router set up to extend the range - The Wii says its getting full strength signal - I have used my Wii on other wireless networks with the same brand of routers (Belkin) and it works fine Thanks in advance.

Question by arhodes18 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Observing single photons (may be future Instructable)

In a thread on building a DIY Geiger counter, I mentioned that it's possible to do an experiment to see single photons directly with your eyes. This is a lab we did when I was an undergraduate, more than 20 years ago. I haven't done the setup myself since then, so I'm just going to describe it; if I have the opportunity run it again, then I'll make an I'ble.If someone else decides to tackle it, please feel free to write it up yourself!The human eye detects light via a family of proteins called opsins. Different forms of photopsins are sensitive to different wavebands, which is what gives us color vision. Rhodopsin is sensitive mainly to greenish-blue light, and provides us with monochromatic night vision. Rhodopsin works by changing its conformation when it absorbs a photon; that change of conformation allows ions to flow through the rod cell's membrane and generate a signal. The signal from each rod cell is processed through the retina and passed to the visual cortex, where a representation of the visual field is constructed.Human rhodopsin has a quantum efficiency of about 25% (there's a 25% chance a single photon will be absorbed and produce the rod-cell signal). By comparison, cat rhodopsin is more than 90% quantum efficient. 25% QE is sufficiently high to be observable -- a source of single photons can be seen by a dark-adpated person with normal vision.You'll need a steady source of well-collimated photons. A green laser pointer (~532 nm) will do nicely. But how many photons does it generate? A wavelength of 532 nm corresponds to 3.53×10-19 joules. So a small 1mW laser pointer puts out 2.8×1015 photons per second (watt = joule/s). How do you reduce that to one photon at a time? With filters. An ND3 neutral density filter reduces the output light by 10-3 compared to the input, so a stack of just five ND3's in front of this laster pointer would result in (on average) just 2.8 photons per second! A stack of four ND4's would give you 0.28 photons/s on average.If you don't have neutral density filters, you can make a decent approximation, by stacking sheets of black trash-bag plastic. To make this work you have to measure the attenuation yourself, so you'll need a photodetector, something which gives an output (voltage, resistance, current, whatever) proportional to the intensity of light.Once you have your single-photon source, you need to set it up in a completely dark room. If you have access to an old-style photographic darkroom, use it. Otherwise, use thick (3-5 mm) black felt and gaffer's tape to seal any windows and doorframes. Put the laser on a table or stand pointed at your face, with the stack of NDs (or trash bags) in front of it. If you're doing this by yourself, you may want to have a piece of tape set up to hold the pointer's button down. Otherwise, your lab partner will take care of it.Sit in the dark for 20 to 30 minutes. This will seem like forever, so you may want something to help you keep track of the time. A standard CD will be about half finished, or you can get through ten pop sons on your iPod, when your eyes become dark adapted.Turn on the laser. You'll see intermittent flashes all coming from nearly the same place in your visual field; if you turn your head, the location will move in the opposite direction. If you've used filters to get down to a few flashes per second, POV will make them easier to see. At less than one photon per second, you'll see them individually.

Topic by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Cell Phone Cancellation Fees May Be Cancelled Forever

Should i stay with Tmobile or wait for thisThe FCC has proposed a law that will give consumers signing up for cell phone services the right to cancel their service, fee-free, under certain conditions.Cancellation Fees May Be Cancelled Foreverhttp://www.webcastr.com/videos/informational/cell-phone-cancellation-fees-may-be-cancelled-forever.html

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


Any ideas what you may build with this components?

One of my friends wanna sell it, wondering what you can do with this staff? Check pics

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


To whom it may concern. Regarding: Building a Pneumatic Launcher

Question: How can I use a CO2 cartridge for propellsion, attached to a valve & trigger that is linked directly to the barrel without the use of a air chamber tank? Any ideas of how to engineer this is much apppreciated. Thank you, Gerald J. Wygladalski President & CEO SafeBrella Co.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


May 2015 Build Night with Raspberry Pi and Adafruit

#BUILDNIGHT 20 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: March 20, 2015. Accepted spaces will be notified by March 23, 2015. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. May BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Raspberry Pi and Adafruit, DIY kits and products, for our May 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (5) Raspberry Pis (5) Power supplies (5) microSD cards (5) Adafruit Perma-Proto HAT for Pi Mini Kit (2) Adafruit Pi T-Cobbler Plus Kits HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in May to host a project build night using the Raspberry Pi boards + Adafruit accessories. You can host multiple build nights during May to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the boards + accessories. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Raspberry Pi Resources Adafruit Resources Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #RASPBERRYPI #ADAFRUIT Twitter: @Instructables, @Raspberry_Pi, @adafruit Instagram: @Instructables, @adafruit https://www.facebook.com/adafruitindustries https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this google form

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


Say Hello at the Maker Faire Sat May 17

If you are a published instructable Author going to the San Mateo Maker Faire ....  I would like to meet you. Just sign in here, Seek me out there, http://makerfaire.com/bay-area-2014/ Say Hello and I will hand you a Lucky-penny like https://www.instructables.com/id/Lucky-Penny-4-You/ This offer lasts as long as the first fifty Authors to meet me on Saturday. A

Topic by iceng 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Design and the Elastic Mind @ MOMA until May 12

I just stumbled across this wonderful exhibition at the MOMA in NY, which will be running until May 12. If you browse the online exhibit, you'll see a bunch of technologies and artworks that have graced these pages previously, but there's tonnes more of Really Cool Stuff - definitely worth passing by if you happen to be in New York...Design and the Elastic Mind, February 24-May 12, 2008View the Online Exhibit!In the past few decades, individuals have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter, and individuality. Working across several time zones, traveling with relative ease between satellite maps and nanoscale images, gleefully drowning in information, acting fast in order to preserve some slow downtime, people cope daily with dozens of changes in scale. Minds adapt and acquire enough elasticity to be able to synthesize such abundance. One of design's most fundamental tasks is to stand between revolutions and life, and to help people deal with change. Designers have coped with these displacements by contributing thoughtful concepts that can provide guidance and ease as science and technology evolve. Several of them—the Mosaic graphic user's interface for the Internet, for instance—have truly changed the world. Design and the Elastic Mind is a survey of the latest developments in the field. It focuses on designers' ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and social mores, changes that will demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior, and convert them into objects and systems that people understand and use.The exhibition will highlight examples of successful translation of disruptive innovation, examples based on ongoing research, as well as reflections on the future responsibilities of design. Of particular interest will be the exploration of the relationship between design and science and the approach to scale. The exhibition will include objects, projects, and concepts offered by teams of designers, scientists, and engineers from all over the world, ranging from the nanoscale to the cosmological scale. The objects range from nanodevices to vehicles, from appliances to interfaces, and from pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices.

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


SF Fundraiser for Local Artist Saturday, May 17th

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

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


Pro membership giveaway (6 left as of may 4th)

Since I have racked up enough membership credits to keep me going for a while, I have decided to start giving away my extra ones. Check out my featured instructables' comment section where I have indicated how you can earn a 3 month voucher! I currently have 4 "contests" going, and I have two other vouchers I have yet to put up (I will see what is more or less popular and go from there). Subscribe to see my upcoming featured ibles as they come out and be the first to see my giveaway announcements!

Topic by MakinThings 3 years ago