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Nick Cave's Soundsuits

Here is something really incredible. These Soundsuits are so Me I can hardly stand it. Eventually I will make something like one of them... I only hope it will turn out half as amazing.They are on display at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco through July 5 (exhibition titled "Meet Me at the Center of the Earth"). If you're in the area, or planning to be, they are absolutely worth a visit.This Nick Cave is a multidisciplinary artist, fashion designer, dancer, and teacher at the Chicago Art Institute. (He is not the singer Nick Cave.) He's made something like 50 of these, all different.More pictures:http://www.loudreams.com/2009/03/31/nick-cave-soundsuits-wow/http://www.jackshainman.com/dynamic/artist.asp?ArtistID=23

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Lol ICarly Iphone!

Lol I saw this show called Icarly the other day and I didn't think it was too good but there was a part I thought was funny. She had an iphone with a pear on the back instead of an apple! LOL

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I would like to touch up the nicks on my car. I have the paint . How do I get a professional look?

Want to know how to touch up nicks on my car so they appear smooth and blend well.

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Bunch of PS2 Games For Sale

Here is a list of all the games I am looking to sell, I'd like to sell them all as a bundle for a very low price. I'm pretty much just trying to get rid of them all.Games:Spiderman 2Madden 04Madden 06Goldeneye: Rogue AgentEnter the MatrixKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts 2All games are in good condition with their original cases.If you are interested in buying please contact me @ n1ck4nd0@gmail.com I will accept PayPal or check/money order.All my products are available for sale @ http://whitmanwebstore.webs.com/

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today is my birthday

Today is my birthday, and i found out i have the same birthday as stevie nicks, so i guess thats pretty kool, for those of you that dont know, stevie nicks was a singer in fleetwood mac, and she sings Very good, today is also my granny's birthday, i need to ask her if people freaked out when abe lincoln was shot, lol, jk

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How to mend a small nick in a Playtex Living Glove? Answered

I use these gloves all the time to do dishes. They are a pretty sturdy glove. I like using the hottest water possible when hand washing dishes, pot and pans. But no matter how careful I try to be not to put a cut or tear in them, I usually do...and it's always my right glove. Is there some waterproof tape or glue to mend these. This last pair has just a tiny nick, but water still gets inside the glove. Thank you for any help in advance.

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Instructables Chat Room! (IRC)

Did you know that instructables had an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) room? Well, now you do! And you have no excuse not to join it! So, come on in, join the chat room! Here is a (Outdated) guide to it! https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-the-Instructables-IRC-Chatroom-With-C/ Note: You can no longer connect to the Freenode server through mibbit, but you can get to it through: http://webchat.freenode.net/ In Nick you put the nick you want to be in (Preferably your instructables nick) In Channel you put #instructables and then you put in the captcha (Which always thinks I am a robot...) Come join us! We won't bite!  But be patient. It can often take a while for us to respond. Give us time. Come back. You will like it.

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Engine Hour Meter

Hi, I'm trying to bodge up an engine hour meter for my motorbike (single cylinder) and I'm hoping to find a circuit diagram somewhere. I know you can buy these ready to go but apart from the fact that I have several motorbikes and they are about $NZ90 each, well it just isn't the point, is it? Why spend money when for the sake of a few hours cursing at dodgy connections and burning myself with asoldering iron I can play creator!! Any info would be appreciated, thanks. Nick

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Russian GLaDOS Replica

This AMAZING GLaDOS Robot was built by Nick Liksys (tabun.everypony.ru) is a 1:20 scale version of everyone's favorite AI sociopath from Portal 2.  Nick has worked on her for one hour ever since the game came out and built her using servos, accelerometers, controllers, and thirty yards mounting wires.  This is a truly fantastic reconstruction and her movements and voice match very accurately to the game.   You can check out his photo link here: http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/mdevaev/album/188552/

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Pro Payment Question

Hey folks, I have a question about the Pro payment. For the $2.95 monthly payment, will the payment be taken out of the PayPal account automatically? Or will we be given the option to make the payment? Thanks! -Nick

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log in issue?

Hi, I can't log in, and the forgot password link sends no activation, my emails. I don't remember my password... well I do but it says it's the wrong one... My email is: myckro@hotmail.com My nick: myckro

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Suggestion Time!

Hey Instructables, it's suggestion time! So, here it is: You should be able to put your "favorites" into folders (like labels in gmail, or folders in thunderbird...). This would help me a lot, since I have 203 favourited instructables (and counting!) Thanks, Nick

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new member : Plasmana (Plas)

Please check out profile for Plasmana first, but below is one item My old user name was Highvoltage2000, just to let you know. Also my nick name happens to be ''Plas'', you can call me that if you want.

Topic by Lateral Thinker    |  last reply


Published instructable is not viewable

Hello, I published my instructable, however i can only view it when logged in.  https://www.instructables.com/id/No-irrigation-raised-bed-gardening-system-Hugelku/ Please let me know what the problem is. There is no indication in the interface that it required approval. it said "published successfully" -Nick

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What's the best way to look after my new guitar? Answered

Well...It's a brand new Marteniz acoustic guitar (steel-string) and I was wondering what sort of things could I do to it to keep it in the highest nick possible?? I've got a case for it (a hard-case).

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Where can I learn everything I need to know about Arduino programing ?

I know the basics to programming but I want to get more advanced so I want to know where I can learn more about programming arduino

Question by Nick-Smith-513    |  last reply


Soud proofing from cd player

Lo all, need some advice. How would i go about cheaply "soundproofing" my stereo. My grandmother lives downstairs and gets bass reverb from my ATR and Lamb of God cd's. any advice is greatly appreciated -Nick

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Small 12V batteries

I'm trying to make a simple LED circuit with switch included in the circuit. Can someone suggest to me a 12V battery that is big enough to keep a 48 LED bulb system on for at least 24 running hours, but small enough to be the size of two fingers sticky taped together. Thanks guys, Nick

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Oooo, I actually ended up being able to submit 2 projects to the Sugru contest....

And just in the nick of time too.  I had several more ideas, but didn't have the resources to make them come true. . . Entry #1 Entry #2 Not much I know, but I was once again, a little short on time.

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How to store hydrogen at low pressure?

What is the most practical and cost efficient way to make a 10m3 gas bag for the storage of hydrogen? I am planning to store pure Hydrogen (made from water electrolysis) in an outdoor area, a bit like the way biodigestor gas is stored in low cost, small scale installations. My concern is the high effusing nature of the gas through membrane material. My first thought was to use reinforced PVC like that used for truck tarpaulins but I can't find any info on effusing rates verses other materials. Ideally the gas would be able to remain in the bag for a maximum 2-3 weeks until needed. This is an experiment on the practical applications of locally produced hydrogen, so I hope to be able to follow up any advice by constructing the gas bag and reporting back with the project progress. Any thoughts and advice would be gratefully received! Thanks in advance, Nick

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My new group I made K'Nex Halo Weapons

Hi everybody! (Hi Dr. Nick!) Ok, I did it. I made a group SOLELY for instructables on how to make Halo weapons out of K'Nex. Any one who likes Halo or just wants to see what the weapons would look like made of K'Nex are welcome to join.

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New Howtoons Site!

You may have seen some of the awesome Howtoons comics up on Instructables; you may even have added a project to the Beta Howtoons group. Howtoons is the brainchild of our own Saul Griffith of Squid Labs, artist Nick Dragotta, and Joost Benson.We're happy to let you know that the official Howtoons site is now up- check daily for projects and updates. The first Howtoons book will be coming out in November.

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Selling Paracord Bracelets

Helo World, I want to get your feedback on something. I make these para cord key chains, dog collars, lanyards, and bracelets ect. and I am looking to sell them I'm probably going to sell them at school. I want your feedback on how I should sell them , where I should sell them and tips on selling them  Thanks

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Can anyone suggest a small, and powerful 12V battery to run a strip of LED bulbs 1 metre long?

I'm trying to make a simple LED circuit with a switch included in the circuit.Can someone suggest to me a 12V battery that is big enough to keep a 48 LED bulb system on for at least 24 running hours, but small enough to be the size of two fingers sticky taped together.Thanks guys,Nick?

Question by kritas    |  last reply


Probem Statment for innovation/invention

Im currently enrolled in an Engineering design and development class for school. The class is broken into groups and each group comes up with a problem statement. Each group then works on the project in depth all year. My group is having a hard time coming up with problems that need solving. Some of our ideas are: Space efficiency alternate uses for "X" materials clean transportation/energy Any ideas are welcome and much appreciated Thanks-Nick

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Help Tinning PC-Board

So I am making an LED circuit on a normal PC-Board. There is no special circuit printed on it, except the holes and such. So I stuck all the LEDs in and I want to make the circuit. However, I can't seem to connect the solder with eachother, because it only goes into the holes. I can't seem to get it to make a straight line, filling in all of the holes. I am getting quite frustrated. Any suggestions? Should I use wires to connect the multiple LEDs together? -Nick

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Parys Mountain

General interest: I went there (surface) this year, it's pretty-much dead (due to heavy-metal contamination), a spooky "outer-space" sort of place. Near Amlwch on Anglesey (that's Wales) The site contains several mines worked since the Bronze age, it was once the largest copper mine in the world. This site has some great photos of the underground levels, recently drained: www.parysmountain.co.uk/ (I nicked an image) note that 1 fathom is 6 feet. Google Earth: W 4o20 '40", N 53o23'10"

Topic by lemonie  


I need to know how to wire a 3 phase motor to put out three phase current by running it off a single phase motor .?

I used to run three phase machines by wiring a separate three phase motor to the machine motor while spinning the motor with a single phase motor I know this sounds strange but when you can't get three phase to your shop need to improvise. This was common in country side barns in my neck of the woods back in the 70's. Thanks Nick

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Gadget Gangster

Some time back you offered projects from a GadgetGangster.Com.  That link is no longer valid so I'm wondering if you have any further details how I can get in touch with Nick McClink who was the owner and engineer behind their products. In particular, I'm interested in the 4 Channel DMX Transceiver ( https://www.instructables.com/id/4-Channel-DMX-transceiver/ ). If anyone has a photo of the back side of the PCB or a schematic of the design, I think I could recreate this project on my own.  The Raspberry Pi code would of course also be very helpful. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. --Harvey

Topic by Harvey Mushman  


I need help with building a LED flashlight

I have been building this 9volt LED flashlight but I used this LED resistor calculator and it came up with a diffrent resistor then was noted in the instructable, I bought these two leds at radio shack and a 150-Ohm 1/2 watt 5% tolerance resistor (Brown Green Brown Gold). The LED lights light up but they are not bright like a flashlight and can only be seen in the dark if you put your hand up close. Im wondering where I went wrong? This is my first time working with LEDs, Maybe the radioshack LED's are just crappy? Or do you think I got the wrong resistor?Thanks,Nick

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Where should I look for a cheap large-diameter telescope mirror?

I'm looking for an inexpensive telescope mirror to attempt some DIY Schlieren photography. I don't need a flawless one that you would put in a telescope and use in an observatory, I'm looking for the one that fell off the back of an astronomer's truck on the way up the mountain and got a scratch down one side and a nick in the silvering to make it worthless for astronomical observing. Any handy "old junk telescope parts" websites out there?Or better yet, does anyone reading this have a decrepit old mirror sitting in their garage waiting for me to buy it from them?

Question by CameronSS    |  last reply


Someone help! DIY wah wah guitar effect

Instructables community, I am 13, just learning to play guitar, and want some awesome effects to spice up my sound. I have seen the kits for DIY wah wah effects and wish to make one. I don't plan on etching my own circuit board, and i don't want to buy one. All of the schematics are pretty complicated and i have no idea how to decipher them. I will probably end up using a protoboard; but can someone simplify the plans and/or give me the links to the parts i need? Thanks in advance, -Nick

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240 volt timer ?

Hi all I have a 240v fog machine makes fog like a disco I wish to run it on a timer. For an outside dragon smoke display. I can easily time it purely off /on with a basic 24 hour  household socket cheap timer MY PROBLEM The fog machine after getting power needs a press of a button to activate it. I need a circuit / timer  so  that when it gets 240v power can then "press the button "ie activate I bought a hi tech machine to try  but it loses it's memory setting when timed out on  240v. I need something that keeps its timer cycle intact. Maybe an expert out there can help? Happy to modify something etc. Nick Tasmania

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2" LCD pocket-TV, any ideas for projects? Answered

Rummaging through the attic I recently found my old pocket LCD-TV from the 90's. Since television in Sweden has become digital and It being of the analog persuasion I have no current use for it. What project can I use it for?Specs are :2" colour LCD-screen, very low resolution. Enough to watch TV or play PONG but not enough for a C64.Composite Video input & Analog audio input (mono), via 3,5mm audiojack.3,5mm audio output (mono)Runs on 6v (4 AA batteries)I nicked this image from Frank's handheld-TV pages . Thank you and hope you don't mind, Frank.

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RIR Sensor with ~3ft detection capability?

Question for you sensor experts... I'm looking to do a project that would involve detecting when an item passes through a doorway near ground level (~6 inches above ground level).  Doing a bit of research it looks like a reflective infrared sensor would do the trick ... only issue I have come across is that there seem to be a slew of these sensors with detection capability of about 15mm max and then another class of these (home security grade) that have detection capability for several 10's of feet. Any ideas on a RIR sensor (links appreciated!) that has capability ~2-3 feet?  Another caveat is I'd like to string up multiple of these sensors in a close proximity, each with the sensor observing a 2-3 ft area right in front of it. Thanks! Nick

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How to fix the switch on a neon sign?

Hi everyone! I have one of those nice Heineken neon sign that i've found in a antique shop. I payed only 10$. The thing is, the guy told me there's a little problem with the switch... I was thinking that I could fix that. When I opened the plastic box and saw the switch I thought to myself '' how am I gonna fix that'' I bought a switch that you install directly on the wire, looks like the one we have on the wall to open the light in a room. (You know the same kind of switch that has a little 'wheel' that you turn to put on or off). I need your help dear Instructable comunity, what should I do, and how? Thanks a million times in advance!! Nick

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Instructables YouTube Show/Series

Hello! I had the idea of making a YouTube show promoting great tutorials and projects from Instructables about 3 years ago. At the time I didn't have the skills to create it. After taking up a short course in video editing and graphics, I was finally able to create it!  I wanted the show to really help get the word out not only about Instructables, but also the world of DIY, recycling, re-using, creativity and the hands on building skills that many of us are losing because of the impact of new technologies. If the show motivates just one person who isn't familiar with Instructables to create something, I think it's a great success! Here's the first episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXky2Ot7cOg I hope you like it! There'll be more episodes to come! Thanks,  - Nick PS. All authors gave me permission to feature their Instructables in the video. 

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Music categorisation

Some years ago I shared my PC with a friend. As most of the music dumped on there was his I let him categorise it, but some of the categorisation is a bit odd, making it difficult to find things.... The first one prompted the topic, what do you think: Bedouin Soundclash - "Reggae - Pop", whereas Eddy Grant is in "Reggae" Finley Quay, Deelite & Moloko are in "Pop" (there is a "Dance" category) Only Black Sabbath, Frank Zappa, Jimmy Hendix and Slayer are in "Heavy Metal", but Biohazard, Pantera, Sepultura, White Zombie & System of a Down, SOD (amongst others) are in just "Metal" as are Sheep on Drugs, Sisters of Mercy and Nickleback. "Rock" contains Gogol Bordello (he didn't think of adding "Gypsy-Punk") and Dread Zeppelin. The Beastie Boys go in "Rock - Electric", as does Massive Attack, The Prodigy and The Streets "Rock - Pop" contains Bjork, Nick Cave & The Cure (amongst others) ?

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6th Sense Device (To Sense Magnetic Fields)

I saw a program not too long ago (I believe it was from the UK) about an experiment that was done in which they outfitted a participant with a device that contained a magnetometer, as well as some number of vibrating motors mounted on a belt along his waist. It was designed so that overtime, his brain interpreted this incoming data as a "new sense" which allowed him to literally FEEL the magnetic directionality of the Earth. I'd really like to try this for myself, but am no good doing electronics projects from scratch. (I need guidance)  So is there anyone here who is up to the challenge of attempting this, or can anyone at least show me how it might be possible to create this myself.  I'd love to augment my senses full time and become a super human. haha Thanks in advance for any and all help. -Nick

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Why da peeple on Instructabels have sucdh bad spelleng and grammer!!?

Hi,I was just wondering why people on instructables have such bad spelling and grammar, as the title probably would have informed you of.I'm from England and besides from the obvious difference in languages between Standard English and ,erhm, the so called "American English", people just seem to have appalling spelling.By the way I was just spelling badly in the title to try and be ironic, but i guess my efforts were futile.(If you don't know what any of the words mean, LOOK THEM UP).Take a look at these pics i nicked off the InternetP.S. Colour looks so much better spelt with a "u"Spelt, yum yum.If you don't get the above joke look the word"spelt" up on the InternetP.P.S. Try and count, and point out the spelling and grammar mistakes I made on this topic.

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Pimp my flip clock!

Hello dear Instructables community, I need your help:I have 2 flip clock, The 1st one is a regular flip clock, just for time that works with 2 AA batteries, there's 2 lever or switch at the back that allow me to adjust the time. The 2nd clock works with 1 AA battery.... the battery is only for the analog clock, it doesn't change the date or day of the week, I have to do it manually (there's a button for each).I would like to link them together: when the time turns midnight, I want the other clock to change date and day of the week. Both clock would be in the same frame (I know how to do that). I'm sure I can do it, but I need to know what pieces I need to use so they can work together, I need your help dear community!Thanks a lot in advance,Nick

Question by Nicolas N GenevièveC  


Halloween = Success at Instructables HQ

Welcome to Letters from the Editor, a new feature we're trying out!  This week I'd like to share some highlights from our recent Halloween Show & Tell party. It's been a busy week here at Instructables HQ.  Halloween is a favorite holiday around here, and when we do it, we do it up right.  This year we did a series of in-house projects and guides to bring you the best of Instructables Halloween, and we went all out. Our ramp-up to Halloween culminated in a community-wide Show & Tell last Friday night.  HQ was transformed into a proper party hub as we socialized, snacked, and shared our latest projects with the crowd.  The night kicked off with an impressive costume by Peter and Nick Matsakis (winners of our costume contest!) inspired by the game Plants vs. Zombies.  Peter dressed as a Threepeater with working pea shooters, and Nick was Crazy Dave.  Why?  Because he's CRAAAAAAZY! Other highlights from the Show & Tell included Grathio Labs' Secret Knock Detecting Gumball Machine (you have to know the secret knock to get the gum!), and Robert Hermes' impressive Covert Public Messages, which you can only see when looking through polarized lenses. Very cool stuff. And let's not forget the food!  Drawing from our library of creepy Halloween treats, we recreated Edible Zombie Eyeballs omitting the goo to make it vegan-friendly, Pumpkin Bread in mini muffin form, Extra Satanic Deviled Eggs with a wasabi twist, and Halloween Candy Bark in various creepy colors.  Additionally, you can look forward to new Instructables detailing the making of peanut butter and chocolate Buckeyes and my Towering Pumpkin Cheesecake! All in all, it's been a very successful Halloween season.  Next we look to all of the great contests we have running.  Did you know that Humana's giving away a Dream Vacation to one very lucky innovative user!  Enter now! And don't forget to check back next week to cast your votes for our Halloween Contest finalists.  We weren't the only ones to go all out - you impressed us with almost 400 entries already! Until next time, all the best. Sarah P.S. for even more pictures, look here and here!

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How would i harden printer ink to stand up to lots of handling (on a plastic-type substance)?

Hello fellow instructable'r,I have been trying to make my own custom guitar picks and, so far, have been extremely surprised with my results. First, i wondered if it was possible for a guitar pick to even run through my printer (regular load in front, print to front) without jamming it. I found out that i could. Then, i tried printing a NIN (Nine Inch Nails) logo on it and it worked. My only problem is that i can't get the ink to dry and become durable enough to let me touch it and not take ink off/ make fingerprints on it. For now, i have put tape over the side i printed on, but is there any way that you know of that i can make the ink more permanent? I was thinking of maybe using clear coat spray or that clear top coat for nail polish. Just so you guys know, i used a yellow dunlop tortex .73mm pick.Thanks,-Nick

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Bulb problems on iped?

I have an iped electric moped with pedals which I believe has a in hub motor ( haven't looked yet) the problem I have is this the replacement bulbs are almost impossible to find The headlight for example is a 55volt 36/36 which I am finding impossible to find  the rear brake light is 55 volt 15/15 watt unsure of the wedge bulb parking light which is 5mm width and there is definitely no 55 volt wedge bulbs this size The only conclusion I can think of is to insert a dc converter which will drop the voltage to each bulb from 55v to 12v giving me more availability on bulb selection I am just curious if any one on hear knows where I can get 55volt bulbs ? I also noticed a post on here regarding someone looking for extra speed and was answered with disconnecting the grey loop wires under the top cowling Well done that man you gave good advice I done mine myself and yes the increase is there I don't know if I have to keep looking for answers on this but my email is nickcorish@gmail.com if anyone can help Many Thanks all Nick

Question by fosters1967  


Adding Mic Input to a Flip Mino Camera?

I was looking to add a microphone input to my lilliputian Flip MinoHD. My current thinking is that I could just take the leads from the current, built-in, mic and run them to a two-position switch. From there I could then have a 1/8" input on one side of the switch and the original mic on the other. Then it would all be a matter of dremeling out a small spot for the input and the switch on the side of the body so that I could select which input to use.First of all, I'd like to know if that would even work. I've done electronics work before, but have never worked with mics, so for all I know I might just walking down the pathway to a voided warranty and a bricked Flip.Secondly, I was wondering whether there might be a method of bypassing the need for a switch, so that if there was no mic present the camera would use the built-in mic, and if there was, it would use the input.Any help would be greatly appreciated. I was a big follower of the original CVS camcorder hacking movement, and I'd love to see the Flip get the same sort of treatment.Thanks.-NickPS: Does anyone have any pictures of the internals of the Flip MinoHD? I've been looking around but can't seem to find anyone who's dissected theirs.

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how to desing a case (box) virtualy ? Answered

Hello everybody. (Dr. Nick accent) I'm currently doing some electronics projects (atx PSU, clocks, getting my brother into electronics, ...), and i reach the inevitable step of where to put them. I want to put them into nice cases (boxes), tried to find some already made and adapt them to my needs but TOO EXPENSIVE!!!! so i thought, if my PCBs for my projects are DIY why cant my cases be DIY too? I tried to make case projects manually but there was allways some thing not right (most of times i forgot the thickness of the materials D'OH), so i tryed Google SketchUp, and now i caught up 123D by Autodesk, both not very through investigated. I'm trying to get a piece of software that let me do my plans (3D if possible), and if let me deconstruct the project into some printable layouts  to guide me cutting some wood derivate or plexiglass (no acess to a laser cutter). What do you think i should use, one of the already mentioned or a new 1? thank you in advance instructables community (for all the english communicators i must apologize for the grammer)

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help with patent and prototype

I have been working on an invention/idea for the past year now. I can make a prototype if I really wanted to, if i did it would look like crap, and no one would buy it. Plus, I was told you do not need a proto type to sell an idea. It's a simple invention that you can use small plastic parts, and can be used in everyhouse hold. I have went to places like invent help and others, but no real help. They just want a lot of money to market it for you, and help you get a patent. I have no patent because, I have about 6 different models and don't really know which one is best for marketing, selling, things like that. I don't really know anyting about computers and the internet. I paid a lawyer to look up my ideas/inventions and so far there is nothing out there that is close? Looking for help or different ideas to market and patent my ideas?? any info would help, a lot of web pages for help costs thousands of dollars, which I do not have. I am a Plumber by trade from chicago, and I think it should be in every bathroom,I just don't know where to start. Email daaabears@yahoo.com Thanks nick go bears!!

Topic by daaabears    |  last reply


How do I create a 5 second soft-start with an LM334Z current regulator?

Hey all, A bit of a newbie to creating circuits I have a 12V battery regulated to 2mA with an LM334Z current regulator. Here are the docs for the current regulator: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/lm134.pdf I would like to create a soft start, so that when I turn the device on there is not a rush of current.  I’d like it to ramp up over 5 seconds. I’ve breadboarded a few schematics I found online but I can’t get them working. Even if the battery power is slowly ramped up, the LM334 rams the voltage to get the current at exactly 2mA. (my Rset w/ a 33ohm resistor) Here’s a couple I’ve tried unsuccessfully. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5822/softstart1.gif (might be b/c the 317 is different?) I even tried this schematic to no avail: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5822/Screen%20Shot%202012-04-29%20at%209.16.57%20AM.png But I was using different transistors, didn’t think that mattered- let me know if it does Can anyone help me figure this out? I’ve been stumped for days. Starting to pull my hair out :) Thanks Nick

Question by tontoa4    |  last reply


iMac G5 external monitor

Hi there! I'm currently working on a project, and I really need some help from you guys. What I'm basically trying to do is putting a Raspberry Pi with Retropie installed into a iMac G5 case (24'') and use it as a Retro-Gaming-Machine. Things I already have: - iMac G5 24inch - Raspberry Pi Model B+ with RetroPie installed - 2 SNES Controller with an Adapter to USB - Cables and stuff And now to my problem: I want to use the iMac's LCD panel (Product number: LM240WU2), which of course requires an inverter as well as a controller board. The inverter is stuck to the panel, and can be used I think. But the controller board seems to be integrated into the Logic Board, so I can't use it. I already found a suiting controller on AliExpress, but unfortunately it's not available. So I'm kind of running out of options where to get one. Does anybody know where to get a working controller? It shouldn't be too expensive, because otherwise I could just buy a 17'' or 20'' iMac G5 and use it, because these are built a bit differently and work just over DVI. I would love to make a Instructable out of the project, in case I'm able to solve that Problem! Thanks, Nick

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