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Salvage on the net

TearDowns that never get put together, a lot of information on salvage: Links to info on the net.Consider contributing there as well as here.

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Question by MurrayB15    |  last reply

Net Gun

Hey instructables, I haven't been on in a while but I am back and looking for someone to give me some advice. In my class, we are playing a castle crashers type game where we have to design a device that will remove all of the foam blocks from the area provided. I came up with an idea that utilizes air pressure to propel the net forward with a decent amount of force. However, I am running into an issue in finding a feasible way to store the pressure provided from me pumping a bike pump, and releasing it to propel the net. I was interested in using a rubber bladder to contain the air pumped into it, and releasing the air on command (start button). I can't use an actual compressor unit as it must be human or battery powered, and it must fit in a 2'x2' space and can't reach more than 5' tall. Any ideas as to where or how I might create a bladder would be greatly appreciated!

Topic by piddle01    |  last reply

The Square Root of NET?

What is the square root of the internet?

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Hello Instructables, I am currently making programs for people in VB.NET 2008 for $5 a program with an extra $5 for source code. If you would like a program email me at and I will email you further details. Yours in DIY, drmjj55 

Topic by drmjj55  

Teardowns out on the net

Add interesting teardown reports you find out on the net here.Apple Video iPod teardonwMechatronic teardowns at MechatropolisTeardown articles at Embedded.ComNote that detail teardowns can be reports that sell for thousands of dollars. If you happen to get ahold of one of these, DO NOT post it here!

Topic by westfw    |  last reply

HELP? signing on to the Net?

I recently was given a computer from my job because they wasn't using it anymore. I took it home and signed it on to my wireless router with success. But when I go to get on the internet it won't sign on. Even Windows can't diagnois what the problem is. I do know the company only used it for intranet usage. Is there something in the security or something preventing this..HELP?

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Question by cndbottoms    |  last reply

Obtaining Used Fishing Nets?

For my [http://http// rRaft] I need a way to lash all the bottles together. I've been thinking used fishing nets, but can't seem to find a cheap source of them. Any ideas?

Topic by Weissensteinburg    |  last reply

Storing Elastic Cargo Nets?

Anyone know a way to store those elastic cargo nets that look like a spider web made out of bungee cords? The net always gets twisted around & through itself and the hooks do their best to make sure it stays that way! The best way I've come up with so far is to stretch it out on an old towel, piece of tarp or something similar that's about the same size as the net and then roll them up together like a giant Taquito. But that's pretty bulky, especially if you have several. Better ideas?

Question by wadespen    |  last reply

how 2 disable net nanny

Please help me disable netnanny

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Topic by jaybird1    |  last reply

How to make barcode using VB.NET

I need to make a barcode in my Visual Basic .NET projects? Is there any available solutions? Can you help me with code?

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can i attach pics from internet?

Can i use idea from internet and pictures from internet does it works pics from internet ?? for contest 

Question by Mahir Asrani    |  last reply

Warcraft 3

OK so I got the WCIII Battle Chest, and it's pretty awesome. I was wondering if anyone plays it on If you do, my name is "FBIdoomdawg". Ciao

Topic by builder968  

What is the code to create a pause-able download manager in VB.NET?

I want to create a application whose function is to download a very large file from the internet. The application must be coded in such a way that the download can be paused and the rest of the file can be downloaded at a later date. There will be only one URL of the file which is to be downloaded so there will be no need of placing a text box control on the application's form. i want the code or the source files of this type of application. Can any one provide it to me ? I will be really thankful to him/her who provides it to me. Contact email :

Question by Soumya Kanti Sar    |  last reply

Net-Bed / hammock style / Mattress alternative?

Hi Everyone, I saw this bed on a blog and it keeps coming back to me. Unfortunately I don't know anything about it, who made it, and how. I did some research (didn't find the source) but learned that many people consider sleeping on a hammock very comfortable. So maybe this could be used as a real bed? This is a burning question because I'll might have to buy a new mattress at the and of the month but I feel like DIY :) So, any ideas on how to build such a thing, or on how usable it is? Or maybe you are the guy in the picture? ;) Thanks, elbotho

Topic by botho_cc    |  last reply

how to play xbox live on hughes net?

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Can I fix this Toshiba net-book? Answered

I put my net-book (Toshiba nb250) in my backpack, 4 beers, and took off.  I soon there after crashed.  Got up, rolled on, and then my back got wet..... I busted 2 beers!  So, there was not much I could do and Shcktop is high in sugar. Can I salvage this and what may my chances be?

Question by onrust    |  last reply

Help in coding for adruino of code from net

Hi i have downloaded following code from net the problem is it is diy project so thought it interesting and bought all the materials i dont know anything about adruino coding and thought code was what i required but know when i am uploading script by copying text code file it is showing error please someone help me and explain what has to be done as all my money is going to waste the code is#include#include "Arduino.h"#include //Include libraries: SoftwareSerial & WireSoftwareSerial ESP_BT(0,1); //Define PIN11 & PIN12 as RX and TX pins#include #include #include #include #ifndef PSTR #define PSTR // Make Arduino Due happy#endif#define PIN 5// MATRIX DECLARATION:// Parameter 1 = width of NeoPixel matrix// Parameter 2 = height of matrix// Parameter 3 = pin number (most are valid)// Parameter 4 = matrix layout flags, add together as needed:// NEO_MATRIX_TOP, NEO_MATRIX_BOTTOM, NEO_MATRIX_LEFT, NEO_MATRIX_RIGHT:// Position of the FIRST LED in the matrix; pick two, e.g.// NEO_MATRIX_TOP + NEO_MATRIX_LEFT for the top-left corner.// NEO_MATRIX_ROWS, NEO_MATRIX_COLUMNS: LEDs are arranged in horizontal// rows or in vertical columns, respectively; pick one or the other.// NEO_MATRIX_PROGRESSIVE, NEO_MATRIX_ZIGZAG: all rows/columns proceed// in the same order, or alternate lines reverse direction; pick one.// See example below for these values in action.// Parameter 5 = pixel type flags, add together as needed:// NEO_KHZ800 800 KHz bitstream (most NeoPixel products w/WS2812 LEDs)// NEO_KHZ400 400 KHz (classic 'v1' (not v2) FLORA pixels, WS2811 drivers)// NEO_GRB Pixels are wired for GRB bitstream (most NeoPixel products)// NEO_GRBW Pixels are wired for GRBW bitstream (RGB+W NeoPixel products)// NEO_RGB Pixels are wired for RGB bitstream (v1 FLORA pixels, not v2)// Example for NeoPixel Shield. In this application we'd like to use it// as a 5x8 tall matrix, with the USB port positioned at the top of the// Arduino. When held that way, the first pixel is at the top right, and// lines are arranged in columns, progressive order. The shield uses// 800 KHz (v2) pixels that expect GRB color data.Adafruit_NeoMatrix matrix = Adafruit_NeoMatrix( 32, //Select LEDs of each row (15 in my case) 8, //Select amount of rows (7 in my case) PIN, NEO_MATRIX_BOTTOM + NEO_MATRIX_RIGHT + //Define first data pin (right bottom corner is my first pin) NEO_MATRIX_ROWS + NEO_MATRIX_ZIGZAG, //Define the type of connection (in a zig zag connections and divided by rows not columns) NEO_RGB + NEO_KHZ800); int Red=255,Green=0,Blue=0; String text="Easy Tech"; String RGB; int pixelPerChar = 5,RGB_Completed=0; int Delay, Brightness;const uint16_t colors[] = {matrix.Color(Green,Red,Blue)};// matrix.Color(255, 0, 0), matrix.Color(0, 255, 0), matrix.Color(0, 0, 255) };//matrix.Color(Red, Green, Blue),void setup() { Serial.begin(115200); ESP_BT.begin(9600); EEPROM.begin(); initdata(); // Serial.println("Start"); const uint16_t colors[] = {matrix.Color(Green,Red,Blue)}; matrix.begin(); matrix.setTextWrap(false); matrix.setBrightness(Brightness); matrix.setTextColor(colors[0]); //matrix.setTextColor(matrix.Color(Green,Red,Blue));}int x = matrix.width();int pass = 0;void loop() { while(ESP_BT.available()){ char ReadChar = (char); Serial.println(ReadChar); // Right parentheses ) indicates complet of the string if(ReadChar == ')' ||ReadChar == '}' || ReadChar == ']'){ if(ReadChar == ')' ){ RGB_Completed = 1; } if(ReadChar == '}'){ RGB_Completed = 2; } if(ReadChar == ']'){ RGB_Completed = 3; } } else{ RGB += ReadChar; } } if(RGB_Completed!=0){ if(RGB_Completed==1){ Light_RGB_LED(); RGB_Completed=0; } if (RGB_Completed==2){ text=RGB; int _size = text.length(); int i; for(i=0;i<_size;i++) { EEPROM.write(50+i,text.charAt(i)); Serial.println(text.charAt(i)); } EEPROM.write(50+_size,'\0'); //Add termination null character for String Data RGB_Completed=0; RGB=""; } if (RGB_Completed==3){ int val=RGB.toInt(); if(val>0 && val<=100){ if(val==0){ val=1; } Delay=(100-val)*2.5; //scroll(Delay); EEPROM.write(0,Delay); } else{ val=val-100; matrix.setBrightness(val); EEPROM.write(5,val); } RGB=""; RGB_Completed=0; } } if(RGB_Completed==0){ //. Serial.println(RGB_Completed); scroll(); }}void scroll(){ //Serial.println(text); int maxDisplacement = text.length() * pixelPerChar + matrix.width(); matrix.fillScreen(0); matrix.setCursor(x, 0); matrix.print(text); if(--x < -maxDisplacement) { x = matrix.width(); if(++pass >= 1){ pass = 0; // matrix.setTextColor(colors[pass]); matrix.setTextColor(matrix.Color(Green,Red,Blue)); // matrix.setTextColor(matrix.Color(Red,Green,Blue)); } }; delay(Delay);}void Light_RGB_LED(){ int SP1 = RGB.indexOf('.'); int SP2 = RGB.indexOf('.', SP1+1); int SP3 = RGB.indexOf('.', SP2+1); String R = RGB.substring(0, SP1); String G = RGB.substring(SP1+1, SP2); String B = RGB.substring(SP2+1, SP3); Red=R.toInt();Green=G.toInt();Blue=B.toInt();// Serial.println(R); matrix.setTextColor(matrix.Color(Green,Red,Blue)); EEPROM.write(10,Red);EEPROM.write(15,Green);EEPROM.write(20,Blue); RGB="";}and 1 more file is ther as function of code which isvoid initdata(){ int; if(Speed==NULL || Speed==0){ Delay=100; } else{ Delay=Speed; } int bright=; if(bright==NULL || bright==0){ Brightness=40; } else{ Brightness=bright; } int r=; if(r==NULL){ Red=0; } else{ Red=r; } int g=; if(g==NULL){ Green=255; } else{ Green=g; } int b=; if(b==NULL){ Blue=0; } else{ Blue=b; } char data[100]; //Max 100 Bytes int len=0; char k; String Text= "";; while(k != '\0' && len<500) //Read until null character {; data[; len]=k; Text+=k; len++; } data[len]='\0'; if(Text==NULL){ text="EASY TECH"; } else{ text=Text; }Serial.println(Speed);Serial.println(Brightness);Serial.println(Red);Serial.println(Green);Serial.println(Blue);Serial.println(text); }how do i make the script please please help

Topic by sawhneyieesh  

Anyone have ideas for mosquito netting a bed when you can't hang the net from the ceiling?

I'm staying in a room in Southern Mexico with no AC for the next couple months. There is a lot of Dengue and Chagas  transmission here, so I'm worried about the bugs. We leave the windows open at night because of the heat, and do not have screens for them. Even if we did have screens the insects could get in through the substantial cracks in the doors. I think netting the bed is the best idea, but I can't hang the net from the ceiling. It is too high, and the owner of the house wouldn't let me screw any eye hooks into it even if I had access to a ladder to get to it. I have been thinking about building a frame around the bed that I could hang the net from, but I don't have any tools here with me and would prefer a simpler solution if I can find one. Maybe even something like a couple wire arches over the bed to drape the net over, but I'm not sure what material would be best for that.  I'm not super handy, so I'm hoping you guys can help me out with some ideas!

Question by Daphnesilke    |  last reply

computer monitoring

Help i have a pc at work and i discovered a "webroot" icon on the desktop. i looked at it and discovered it was logging my internet use..can i clear the log somehow?

Topic by maninamousesuit    |  last reply


I went crazy looking for new fish net for my wedding.I finally found it at yahhh

Topic by jaybird1    |  last reply

Interesting Links

Came across these today. - I think they should incorporate this into stuff these days... - I think I'll use this a lot.

Topic by joespicnictables    |  last reply

How do I weave this kind of basket? Answered

What kind of basket is this, and how do I weave it? I'm interested because it seems like it would be an excellent outdoors skill! There are two photos of what I think is the same basket weave style, but I may be wrong.

Question by nepheron    |  last reply

What is the cheapest, most powerful green laser on the net? Answered

And by most powerful, I mean longest range. And under $100?

Question by 007dna    |  last reply

My internet is down a lot recently, so don't expect immediate replys.

Imagen, my local web provider, has been down a lot recently, and I am losing my internet connection. I am not going to be able to post anything big for a while, so hold tight (because of not being able to upload...) I hope it gets fixed, and am only able to do brief things such as this. Thanks, and I hope it's fixed. BB

Topic by Bartboy    |  last reply

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  

Simple way to send large files over the net ? (390mb)?

I have tried so many different solutions, however all of them require payment, or have file size limits, or take WAY to long to upload because the server decides to throttle my upload speed to the point of Bytes/s. So if anyone has a solution please post. BTW I'm running Linux and the recipient is running winblows.

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(newsletter) Build a Net Gun, Sleep Less, Improve Your Life...

Jan 1, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; }"/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Happy new year! It's the last weekend to enter your amazing project in the Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest, and win $25,000 in Sears gift cards to build your dream workshop! The contest is open to any project that uses tools and closes for entries this Sunday - no extensions! The Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space contest has ended, thanks for submitting all your photos! See who won this week! Homemade Holidays are here again! Made some sweet custom gifts for friends and loved ones? Enter them in the Homemade Holidays: Holiday Gifts Contest this weekend to win some cool prizes!The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Decorations Contest has closed for entries! Help choose the winners by voting now! Make a Champagne Cork Holder Chair by DotatDabbled Octopus Hoodie by zephyrbunny How to cure a hangover by zieak Build A Net Gun by crispyjones Closes for entries this Sunday! Over 10 ways to make something that's built to last Get into Harvard University Without Really Trying by rhett Advanced MP5 Wii Zapper by THeOReos Easy Test of Battery Amp-Hours by TimAnderson Retrofit a Desk Lamp with LEDs by MarkSBurgunder Make Fettuccine Alfredo! by jessyratfink Instant Subway Ad Street Art by jjacobs17 Make a Small Wood Stool by mattl Improve Your Life, One Step at a Time by hedgiehog Homemade Holidays Contests Share your gift ideas and win a Dremel kit! Vote for your favorites! Easy Internet Home Control System by leevonk Sleep 3 Hours a Day! by rachel Keylendar by duckcrazy When a Phillips is not a Phillips! by arcticpenguin Basement Workshop/ Relaxation Room by rojo Garage workshop and sewing/craft area by seamster A table can be a workshop too by belsey My workshop by Stryker Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; }"/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Topic by fungus amungus  

Can i make my netbook better?

I have a vnet netbook and its really bad, does anyone have any suggestions on what i should do?

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What is the best unix to use on a netbook?

I have an old netbook and i would like to try some form of unix, but i dont know which is better for it, it is a vnet vl-760-4gb and it has an arm926-akchip processor

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May I draw everyones attention to the plight of Sheffield Halam student Richard O'Dwyer?

Hi everyone, yeah sorry if this seems a bit spammy, anyway Jimmy Wales leads the call to stop his extradition. Petition Interesting times we're living in. Thanks for looking and maybe signing too! Bosh

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how to set wire router as wifi wireless resever?

I got problem to set wire as wifi wireless receiver should i connect it with axispoint to make it wireless , the router was made 2008 and how to set it as wireless reserve i want to use router due to the distance is long and my laptop is only 45 meter i just want to know does the wireless router could be wireless or just use the wireless one  

Question by zordrecon    |  last reply

Creating new webform in 4 on button click ?

I am stuck at a situation. How can I create new webform in Visual Web Developer 2010 each time a user clicks a button.I mean a new webform should be created each time a button is clicked. It should be saved forever like other webforms in the same website. The new  webform which is created should have the properties of an existing masterpage. Please help me with this.

Question by flyingdutchmen1659    |  last reply VLC plugin take screen shot from the running video ?

Hello every one, I'm making a program in VB.NET that includes a VLC Plugin, according to the video running in the plugin some actions will be taken, my problem is in making a simple button that simply takes a screen shot of that video, I tried to use : , but it gives me an error and I even can't know where will that snapshot will be saved ! So please help me in this, and another question ... how can I make it record too ?

Question by Hawk-Eagle    |  last reply

Where can I find a good guide to learn how to program a netduino? Answered

So I got a netduino, and frankly this thing is very cool.  However I dont know how to program it too well, I already did the basic few into projects but its all very confusing to me.  I have *some* prior programming experience using Java.  Anybody know a good complete guide where I can learn how to use this thing?  I have so many ideas but I don't know how to make them work.  Any help is good help! Thanks! :)

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Product recognition?

Hey, I have a science fair coming up and had a really good thought, however I'm not sure how I would go about doing it... So the thought is a refrigerator with product recognition abilities. Basically there will be something with basic information under a product (bottles, cans, etc.) which maybe has the expiration date and the bar-code number (maybe just the bar-code number). So in the fridge, there will be a sensor of some kind to recognize the products. Then that will be transferred to a computer so it can display a list of the things inside the refrigerator. I have a good knowledge of and basic knowledge of electronics (resistors, capacitors, transistors, SCRs etc.). I really have no idea for how this would work out, I know it's doable but not sure how.

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Can a net gun be made using CO2 cartridges or even blanks?

The instructable for a net gun is a good one, and I was wondering if a more compact propulsion system would be practical for the home builder.  It seems that commercial net guns use CO2 or maybe blanks as they clearly do not require pumping up.

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Netting circle - The crafting and DIY crazes are catching on with websites such as Etsy and Instructables

Instructables and Etsy appear in the OttawaSun article Netting Circle.If you're into creating, but you're not into domestic arts, try This subversive site bills itself as "the world's biggest show and tell." Anyone can contribute how-tos and get feedback.The postings are slightly unusual, sometimes even extreme, such as how to build a cheap still to make moonshine, turn a shotgun shell into a USB stick case or make shoelaces from tape.The projects for extreme DIYers are uploaded by users who offer step-by-step guidelines along with photos. "It's a reaction against a mass-produced culture," says founder Eric Wilhelm in the Telegraph.Sounds quite similar to the 18th and 19th century backlash against the advent of mass production which created the arts and crafts movement in the first place.Wilhelm started an earlier version of the site several years ago while a starving student seeking advice on how to make equipment to cheaply support his kite-surfing hobby. More news and press about Instructables here.

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How do i connect my created device into my program?

I am creating an ultrasonic device which i want to interface into my program, how is it possible? please help me anyone..

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Customize Error

When I try to change my email notification options, I get the following error: Webpage error details User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; FDM; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729) Timestamp: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 21:43:29 UTC Message: Object doesn't support this property or method Line: 470 Char: 7 Code: 0 URI:  

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How do I weave or make a cast net traditionally by hand using a shuttle and sheet bend knots?

What I would like to know is how to make a cast net traditionally using a shuttle and sheet bend knots, the problem is that I dont know how many initial loops to put on the metal ring in clove hitches, and where to put the spacers, any ideas?

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