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I need some idea's for a project. I have a broken ipod i want to use. everything in the ipod works the files are just messed up. So i have a click wheel, hardrive, screen, and whatever else is in an ipod mini! Some friends and i are also throwing around idea's about a senior prank of sorts at our school and if we could use this to "brodcast" stuff over the intercom, or use the camera's or control lights or sumthing!!! we would love it!!! so if you will please let me know what you think

Topic by ninjaguy1    |  last reply

Need Capcitors

I Need Capacitors Bad!!! Any Size.

Topic by wolf996    |  last reply

Need PVC

I am in extreme need for pvc i  n need them but my busget cant afford them ):

Topic by Ilija Miljkovac    |  last reply

Need to UNSUBSCRIBE Answered

I need to unsubscribe as I do not wish to continue.   Thanks

Question by SeedSaver    |  last reply

we need...........

This is a cool group but i think we need a pic ???any ideas???

Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak    |  last reply

transformer needed

I need at least one working five pin transformer.  If you have a reply please show a picture.

Topic by dangerUXO    |  last reply

Plexiglass needed

Anybody giving away plexiglass

Topic by Loganbo  

need to know?

I have a 4 battery pack  i want to use for an usb charger i need ro know what diode i need to use the battery pack gives off close to 6 v but i have a USB DC-DC Converter 3V to 5V 1A Adjustable Step-up Boost Power Supply Module. I know i need a diode i need so that the current from what  im chargeing does not go back into the battery but at the same time i need the batteries to give off as close to 5 v that it can work with the module. what i need is which one can i use to so this?  

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I am making a project and i needed a bit of help. I needed to make an inductor of 0.35mH and I do not have a shade of an idea how to make it. If anyone of you might help me i would me greatful to you. THANX.

Topic by pranjal12    |  last reply

need help

Does anyone know a way to straighten a knife with minimal tools?

Topic by masterochicken    |  last reply

Help needed

I need a good estimation of the dimentions of a strike zone in baseball. I understand that the dimentions change with every batter, but what would be a good dimention to practice with?

Topic by E-R-IC    |  last reply

Need Help

I need you to vote for my Knex Folding Music Stand in the Back to School Contest,  The link is... Thanks

Topic by knex gun builder freak    |  last reply

Need glasses?

 post your steampunk goggles / glasses hear and be sure to share ideas !

Topic by knuckel    |  last reply

Need Help

HI. So I need to slightly depress the button on a digital camera every three minutes or so. SO if there was some device that gave me a little movement every 3 minutes I could lock it into an enclosure with the camera and everything would work. I can imagine the invention but I don't know the names of the electrical components needed. Thanks in advance for your help.

Topic by nickdanger1985    |  last reply

need knex!!!?

i want knex alot of them in bulk so i can make the stuff you make on this site

Question by timnitro    |  last reply

need help

I want to start doing several of the projects that are here but i wanted to know if someone can tell me what i'm i going to be needing example leds resistor(what resistance) etc.......... its cuz i'm goin to order them online from some site please help

Topic by larry_kyo    |  last reply

In need of a answer

DO the treats have to be food,i have an awsome instructable i can do,but you cant eat it.Though it can still be a treat to some one special to you.

Topic by mastertoothpick    |  last reply

Need Ideas!!!

I'm trying to make the true Semi-Auto gun. Not one that after you fire, you pull the ram back. But one that when you pull the trigger, It fires everytime.

Topic by KamikazeSniper360    |  last reply

need motor

Hi. I was wondering if anybody in the hutchinson, kansas area would have an old motor. preferably 2 cycle and running, but anything will do. thanks

Topic by the mechanical engineer  

Need Help

I'm also new here and I'm looking forward to learn from you guys. How to Finish a Basement: Framing and Insulating?    What are the other phases to finish a basement?

Topic by greatwindowsss    |  last reply

Need help?

Ok i made a unblocker program from the site but im just wondering wether anybody could make me a script i can put b4 it so that they have to put in a acess code and if they get it wrong the program locks itself (if the lock bit is possible then plz do it if not it doesnt matter) Thanks in advance leo

Question by leolion112    |  last reply

Need help

I need some help trying to make a circuit for an instructable im gonna post. its supposed to be a candy jar, with leds in the cap, but i cant figure out a ciruit for all the Leds to be on a series circuit. can some one tell me if this is possible, or do the leds have to be on a parrallel circuit. im new to electronics.

Topic by lawizeg    |  last reply

In need of piezo

Anyone knows where I can get piezo? At my local electronics shop the aren't any. I am trying to look for them but won't appear, any guess where?

Topic by TobaTobias    |  last reply

Help needed

I have been working on something quite big.  I prefer not to say what it is(i will however, unveil the finished item on instructables and show people how to make it). What I need is a light, strong, and hopefully inexpensive foam. Any suggestions on where I could buy some or how i could make some would be much appreciated. thanks -Burn

Topic by Burn    |  last reply

Help Needed

My son would love to build either star wars or Thunderbird models in K'nex. Does anyone have any plans or can you guide me to some designs, Many thanks.

Topic by zacarnold  

Need Help !!!

Okay guys I have an Idea but I have very little knowledge about electrical devices ....etc..........I want to ask that can this BRowN cable in the picture be extended and what is it called ?

Topic by lightening47  

help needed


Topic by carl1234    |  last reply

Need help

I am using hp laptop is not reading a specific internet network by an ethernet cable.But if use a switch near to my laptop it reads bt speed is very low.It has started after a thunderstorm,any solution please???

Question by Mehedi6511    |  last reply

Help needed!

Hi! I'm kind of new here, and I need some help. I have remote control dump truck in 1:14 scale, and I'm going to make a trailer for it. The truck itself has lights (blinkers, reverse, brake, standlight, etc.). So would it be possible to make some kind of wireless control system for trailer lights, so I don't need to connect always cable to the trailer? There is one wireless control system for situations like this, but it's so expensive.   I have been thinking about making it with IR leds. Is it possible to make it work by connecting IR led to for example reverse light's cable and then some kind of IR receiver to trailer? Give me some ideas and if you have some solutions or something that would help, let me know. :) Thanks for help ( my english may be bad, i'm from finland :D )

Topic by ScaniaV8  

Need help

I have a small 1/4 HP electric motor that runs @1750 rpms  I tried to put a basic dimmer switch on it to help regulate the speed but it it still runs wide open. Should this work or what can I do?

Topic by captinkickass    |  last reply

Need Ideas

This is the first place that popped into my mind when I decided I needed a new idea. I am in a Photography class at my high school and I need help getting some ideas thrown at me. And no, this wouldn't be cheating since I'm not taking your ideas directly. I just think better when there are different ideas flying around. Basically the assignment is to shoot a frame within a frame photograph. Meaning the subject in the picture is framed by something. It doesn't have to be a literal frame, like something out of wood or steel. For example, the subject's face can be framed by their arms and hands. A couple things to keep in mind is no animals, no artwork (as in preexisting), and of course nothing that would be distasteful in a school setting.

Topic by echelon3    |  last reply

Need Help?

I have a few years experience with chargers and electronic stuff so if you need my help just ask

Topic by Yerboogieman    |  last reply

Need advice...

I have a pvc bar made from 1 1/2" pvc schedule 40. the longest vertical pieces are 18" or less...I have a fishtank on it a 1/4 full and having 2nd thoughts.. Any guesses,estimates,educated insight on whether this will hold 0hh 450-475lbs ie 50gallon tank minimal gravel and deco plus fish lights etc...I'm still elaning towards I think so but i have a lot of electronics in the same room right now i dont need soaked.... And obviously I'm not holding anyone accountable for their opinion...

Question by needadvice  

Need help

Looking for help with my new project. I want to power my mechanical arm using hydraulics.  I would prefer to use a joystick controller.  I want this arm to be able to hold a hedge cutting machine. The arm will have the same freedom of movement as a human arm. Eventually I want to use this arm on a machine such as a bobcat or similar device. For now I just need to be able to power this arm and then I can go from there. Anyone up for a challenge???? Dave Sender my E-mail Please see the photo of the size of the arm I'm looking to power.

Topic by davesender    |  last reply

Need Help

Hi, i need help, i've built a hybrid gun, its a brute spiker by halo123guns and the 7shot rifle by knexagon, if they don't mind i will post it, it has a 10 round mag and can be increased easily, it is a pistol aswell, and is pretty beastly, looks like a nerf maverick a bit, i compared it with my own maverick, but enough about that, i have one problem, my elastic bands are getting caught just before the bullets, stopping me from firing all ten in succession, (ignore typos) i'll get some pictures up as soon as i can, but if anyone has an idea it would be much appreciated =]

Topic by yerjoking    |  last reply

Need Information

Hello everyone i found this gif and was amazed by the water skipper thats what im calling it this guy was on so im looking for any information on the water skipper how it works can i build one what would something like this cost stuff like that  so comment comment comment thanks and hope everybody is having a good night  doriean 

Topic by doriean    |  last reply

Need Ideas

I have been a member of instructables for a couple of months but have only published 1 instructable i can do simple electronics and have leds please submit any idea you have. thanks also i have duct tape fishing line and 3/8 inch tubing just to name a few. I would really like to be featured PLEASE HELP ME.

Topic by Redneck2    |  last reply

Help Needed

I've almost finished my M4 SOPMOD. One problem. I need help making a SOPMOD kit. If you want to help, you can be a collaborator in the 'ible.  Also, for my next project, I would like to make an XM29 OICW. I've included a picture for those of you who don't know what that is. I'd like it to be a collaborative project. Hopefully, The top portion would be a repeating mag fed sling (Pseudo-Semi auto?), and the bottom part would be a mag fed repeater (semi auto?). they would be modular, and be able to fire separately. Also, it would be cool if when connected, they both fired with the same trigger.  If pulled off right, this project could be very innovate, and advance knex considerably. That is, if good range could be achieved. Also, it would be an awesome replica. I'm not sure which part I'll do, but it'd be great if some people wanted to be part of it, and if these people had some good ideas for mechs. 

Topic by rec0n    |  last reply

Need Help

Hello everyone :) I am amazed by what you guys ar making, it's so awesome.  I would love to create an idea like this for  my own use at home --> (watch the video) Basicly, it's a plant, and when you touch it, it reacts by making a sound. Sice im completly new to this, could anyone help me or guide me through tha making of this amazing idea PLEASE. I will much apreciate any help :) 

Topic by raudariņš  

Help needed

I am creating a collection called the rainbow loom fun collection. I will be collecting until 1/31/14 but, if I do not collect enough instructables  I will extend the date. If you want to find out if the date has been extended you can look at my profile and orangeboard. If you would like your rainbow loom instructables to be added to my collection please say so.            Please help me collect instructables for my collection.        THANK YOU!!  you will help me a lot.   

Topic by marionpixie  

Inventors needed

Dear inventors and instructors, Let me welcome my self , my name is Arylic Singh and i have just started a small company called : Arylic which is divided into three small component companies which include Arylic Robotics, Arylic Green and Arylic Inventions. You see the main goal of our new business plan is to use the least amount of money on the publicity and the advertisements and gain as much profit on the sales. So our objectives now is to look for young and old inventors and makers and make deals with them for their invention or products. So what we do here is we take the idea or plan or prototype of the invention or product and manufacture it under the companies name but their would be a deal that 30% of every sales goes to the inventor. There is a advantage to the inventor because he/she does not need to put any money into the manufacturings. SO now we are looking for new and fresh inventions and inventors to join our company and sit back and eat the creams........ Pm me for further information or post here.

Topic by arylic    |  last reply

Votes are needed

It seems to me that not many people are voting in the Flower Contest.Of course, I have a vested interest, but I noticed that, when I first voted for Kitewife (well, you have to, don't you?), her 'ible jumped to fourteenth - that's nearly half way up the field.If one vote can have such an effect, then there can't be many votes being cast.Even if you didn't enter, even if you don't like flowers, these people have put a lot of work (and humour) into their entries, so at least have a look at them and vote for the deserving ones.Look, no spam - this is a sincere posting.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

Identification needed!

Hi there, I'm messing around with a cheap Chinese camera I got a while back and was looking to replace the rather poor camera with a nicer, clearer one. I'm a complete newbie at doing this as this is as far as I can get!! It seems there is a clip in camera for the circuit board but now I have no idea how to search for another compatible one to buy online. I've typed in 'camera circuit board replacement' and 'clip in camera part' etc. etc. but to no avail. Here are some also rather poor images of the camera in question but hopefully it's enough for someone to point me in the right direction of another replacement module that would snap in and work! Thanks! Josh

Topic by JoshingTalk    |  last reply

why cant i quit u?

Why am i so addicted to instructables?

Question by nevarxxxraven    |  last reply

I really need help

 OK I am new at this.. we got a xbox360 box but there is no remote.. how do I hook it up when my wifi computer doesn't have the same hook ups at all.. eg. computer has no RCA"s but the tv does..I don't have the remote. I have no idea how to do me.?

Question by darleen2009    |  last reply

What do i need to cut this?

I am building a vdg and i need to cut a hole threw a heavy duty stainless steal bowl. how do i cut threw it because it is thick at the bottom. could i drill threw it? or is there any place i can take it to to get cut. i have a sawzaw and and a drill? i don't think that will do it. any ideas on how to do it.

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495    |  last reply

ac is to powerful, need help asap!!!!!!!!!!!1

I bought a dimmer switch for a 110v motor. i hooked it up and turned it on, it went to fast for what i need it to and it was on the lowest setting. it is a 600w slide dimmer switch. is there any way i could make it slower?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495    |  last reply

I need help identifying a bayonet I bought at a yard sale?

I bought this at a yard sale and I have no information on it. Any help would be appreciated. 

Question by colinmcbeath    |  last reply

I have 14.7 volts dc and I need to change to 12 volts dc Answered

So I can power up a security camera on my gate any help would be great thanks in advance?

Question by booger357    |  last reply

Need recycled idea

I need an idea for a project that could be done in a short amount of time (like a week) that uses recycled materials, but is still kinda cool.

Topic by guyfrom7up    |  last reply