Do you organize your knex? (I just did) Or do you dump them in a bucket? tell everyone if you organize your knex or not.
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I'd love the ability to organize my favorites into categories that I choose. I'm a science teacher and use instructables for various lesson ideas. Some are for physics classes, biology classes, chemistry classes, just for fun, etc. This would make finding my favorited instructables easier to find and also convenient for sharing groups of instructables with my students.
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Hey everyone, was just writing to say that i love this site. Way higher on the web excelling far over the other crafty etsy pinterest type sites...Get all my ideas from here for building cooking, and any other d.i.y. stuff i wanna have a bse idea and build, modify....However ive noticed recently that i really need a way to organize mysaved favorites into sub categories so they are easier to find once i go back looking relentlessly through a list of all favorites just to find that 1 im wantng to do. any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated....or is there an option im overlooking?
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Back to school is quickly approaching, which means teachers are heading back to set up their classrooms, unpack and reorganize books and supplies, and start planning for the new group of students. If you're like me, then you are also redesigning your whole classroom furniture layout. ;D Every teacher I know seems to have a system, so I thought it would be fun to share our favorite tips and tricks for keeping it all organized.Do you use baskets and bins or folders and binders? Paper calendar or all digital? How do your students turn in their work? Mailboxes, hand-made sorters, or letter trays for each class period?How do you show off student work? Do you use student portfolios, bulletin boards, a hanging space, or the classroom windows?What about: Lesson Plans The Class Library or Guided Reading Area Math Centers STEM Resources Classroom Jobs Substitute Teacher Plans Table CaddiesThis is also a great opportunity to get inspired and plan your project ideas for the Classroom Organization Challenge that starts August 5th. :D
Topic by WeTeachThemSTEM
Our unit in college found a free organ on craigslist. It mostly works, except for a few keys that are iffy when played. Meaning, some play and others do not all the time. We've taken it apart, and the contacts are a spring and bar type of connection. I'm wondering how to make them work like new.
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Hello, anybody can help me with organizing aircraft parts? I am stucked. there are lots of aircraft parts and hardwares and composites in the factory but i dont know how to start working on organizing it, proper location and proper documents.
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I am growing Garlic indoors in potting soil, dirt from outside, and coffee grounds. Fungus is growing. My Hydrogen Peroxide and water mixture is not able to kill it effectively. I'm pretty sure this is common fungus because I worked on the grounds crew at a golf course for a few years. Is there an organic fungicide or another solution to this problem? Thanks in advance.
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I believe I have over 170 favorite instructables and it keeps growing. Some I have built and others I have used to get ideas or reference while making my own projects. It sure would be nice to have a feature that would help organize them. Right now it's easier to use the search engine feature than to look in my favorites. Now that shouldn't be the case. Is this a feature available to Pro members?
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I think there is a lot of good information within the Forum section of the site, but I have not been able to figure out if there is any particular organization to it. I do fine when I click on Forum, then there is a list of topics, or divisions, alphabetically arranged. But click on one of those topics, and it seems there is no order or organization at all. There are buttons for:post, posts and topics, topics, featured,etc, but clicking on them doesn't seem to alter much, if anything? It would be nice if things were arranged either: alphabetically, numerically, by author, by date, by topic, etc. Or am I missing something (which is very possible, I admit...) Any help and or enlightenment would be appreciated, thank you.
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I'm after a simple transistor-based oscillator for the basis of a 1-octave organ. I want to use recycled bits, which I have a lot of, and I reckon someone knows what's good as opposed to going looking for something. Crude, basic, simple, nothing sophisticated. L
Question by lemonie | last reply
I had an idea other day concerning harmonica. Why couldn't one take a harmonica, run air tubing from an air source, one tube to each hole of the harmonica, use some sort of valves that can be triggeered by a keyboard, Voila, mini organ. I am not interested in doing this myself but I think it could be pretty cool. For one thing I think it would make a harmonica capable of playing multi note chords. Some that would be impossible to play by mouth.
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Hello. love this site - have done for years but this is my first post...so, hello! um, i would like to hear from anyone who might be willing to talk with me about building an odd midi organ (?) based instrument. I had the idea for this years ago and it has become clear to me that I will never get around to making it. Of course I would pay good money for anyone willing to make it. To find out more / start a discussion, please email me - sam AT uncoolsam DOT net. thanks, sam.
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Here's one for you... I'm looking to create a 70 note bottle organ, inspired by this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzucpFgi7Xk Except I'm wanting to build mine in a more "automatic" state - played via MIDI notes, an arduino and lots and lots of solenoids making spoons hit the bottles.. That side of it I've got covered thanks to other excellent instructables which have taught me a lot about micro electronics. What I am currently trying to work out is if there is a way to change the pitch of bottles in any way except simply adding water. Would another liquid achieve the same results with less "spill risk"? Does it even need to be a liquid? I'm guessing it needs to be a liquid as I believe the physics of the noise made when a bottle is struck is based on the water absorbing vibrations, making them slower and lowering the pitch. If anyone has experience tuning multiple bottles to be struck as an instrument then please do reply! Alternatively if anyone has any novel suggestions for things which would be easier to persuade 70 notes out of then please also reply! End goal - be able to play flight of the bumblebee at full speed with chords and out-nerd the guys in the video. Ideally on bottles. Many thanks! Leo
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I have a recipe book that is full of recipes that are handwritten and torn from magazines, newspapers, etc. Any ideas for organizing these, and future recipes in a binder of some sort?
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So i;m getting ready to put my next instructable up, but it's going to be a major pain in the ass to get the images all right if i have to dig through everything every time i need to get an image. is there any way i can break it into a folder for each instructable?
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We are researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, working on a project related to 'biosensing', 'biomarkers', and 'bioindicators'. We want to know how plants, animals and other organisms can be used to monitor the environment or tell us something about our ecosystem. In the name of science and for fun, please share some examples from your work or personal experience. http://staceyk.org/biomarkers Thanks in advance for all your help!
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Hello, I would like to share a concept I have been initiating for the past few weeks. I am seriously considering starting a new international organization website for the welfare of animals. Targets of interest would be adoptions, animal abuse petitions, awareness of social and domestic problems, and more. The main aspect of this organization will a website dedicated to spreading news about related topics to the world. This would be a nonprofit NMI (no money involved) organization, and I am already aware of the legal steps necessary to start a charity of this kind. Furthermore, I would like to hear popular opinion on the following points; -Name: The name would be AnActs. "An" is short for both "ANimal" and the word "an" itself. -Motto: "Animal Acts of kindness go a long way." -Growth: AnActs would start as a local organization, based in Ohio, and we would hopefully spread around the world with the creation of our website. -Staffing: We would need a full-time staff of moderators for the website, volunteering with the incentive of service hours and professional skills. -Real-life contributions: AnActs would be involved in rescue and biological services both in domestic and natural domains. If you could give your opinion on any or all of the above points, or anything else in general about the proposed "AnActs," it would be deeply appreciated. Also, if you are interested on being involved in the initiation of this organization, feel free to contact me via Private Message-but be aware, this is in the VERY early stages of development. If you want to see the test community, see the recently started AnActs community on Google Plus. We are already gaining members! If you have a Google Plus account, feel free to join and share! I (Nerfrocketeer) have large amounts of experience both in starting NMI organizations (the NK3AE) as well as working in Nature. I am NOT, however, a professional in any field relating to animals. I would really appreciate your input. -NK
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Howdy! For those of you who've been around for a while you might remember me as one of Instructables' interns. I had the awesome privilege of being published in The Best of Instructables for my Guitar Hero controller hack. I'm currently working on a big project and would love your help. I've been nominated for an award through The Fun Theory. The proposal is to create a pipe organ, called the Anywhere Organ, in which each pipe is connected to an air supply via a flexible hose. This allows the pipes to be installed with special care and attention to any space, creating a unique instrument whose character is an aspect of that space. The system is devised around Processing with midi signals coming in from a keyboard and being sent out to an Arduino to control the pipes. A lot of the decision of what project gets the grant is your opinion and your votes. If you like the idea I'd love your support. Take a look at my proposal here. Vote for it with the little blue dots below the comments. They work just like the star rating system on Youtube. Thank you all for listening and have fun making. If this project goes through you know I'll be documenting all the cool stuff I discover here. Matthew Borgatt/bofthem/gianteye sinbox.org
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So, I want to make a "programmable barrel organ" like the $1100 version below (called the Gloggomobil) but instead of using a xylophone to make the notes, I want to use kalimba-style metal rods that are plucked by pegs. My problem is, I can't think up a good way to do the barrel. The pins need to be strong enough to pluck these metal bars without breaking, but also secure in their spots so that they don't fall out when the drum is upside-down. The only thing I can think of that would be effective would be a metal barrel with threaded holes that you put screws into, but not only would drilling and threading hundreds of holes be impossibly time-consuming, programming a song would take hours and hours. I've been pondering this thing for the last week and I'm at my wits end. I'm asking the Instructables community to give me a hand figuring out what to do. Pretty much any material is at my disposal: wood, metal or plastic. I want this thing to look good though, so I don' want to do nails in a coffee can or something el-cheapo like that. Thanks for any ideas, I'll be sure to write up an Instructable once work gets underway.
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Hello, I have a Leslie 125 that contains a 20W tube amp and a 12" full-range Jensen. What I want to do is to add a horn to the cabinet in order to get more punch on the high end. I hope to do this without replacing the Jensen, but I will if I need to. What I don't know how to do is to pick a speaker and crossover that will be correct for the 20W amp and the speaker I currently have. Looking for advice in choosing parts to buy. See image for what I want to do
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Heres the color organ https://www.instructables.com/id/Bring-your-Music-to-Light-with-LED-Color-Organ/ http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_2155541_-1 Now I really want to expand this. Do you think it is possible to connect sst relays instead of the leds that are on the board and then use some high power leds with drivers or strands of christmas lights?
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Hello everyone, There is this old Farfisa electric organ lying around in my grandma's house, its probably from the late 1980s early 1990s. I've always liked playing around with it and especially with the cool drum machine is has. I want to find a way to record it not with a microphone but by plugging it somehow directly into a sound card. There is no midi or aux out on the organ as it has its own incorporated amplifier inside the body. Is this even possible, if so how? Thank you !
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I've got a 2 channel color organ with an electret mic for input. I'd like to be able to remove the mic and run it directly from one side of a stereo output from a cd player. I know I need to have something there to replace the mic, but I'm an audioidiot. Thanks. BTW, this is for a puking skeleton for Halloween. The color organ will drive the pump, while the audio will be, well, the audio.
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I'm not sure whether or not this works or not, but pictured is an old electronic Organ I found out on the curb during Halloween, I proceeded to do what any 'ables maker would do, grab this 70lb monster and ran like a madman. I'm tempted to plug it in in the basement and see if it still functions, but I'm scared to.
Topic by Pumpkin$ | last reply
I want to make a color organ to use for the Venetian Boat Parade next year, but I want to do it on the dinghy, and I won't have access to a 120 volt AC source. So, I want to know if I could make a color organ powered by a 12 volt battery or something similar. I have scoured the internet, and I can't find a circuit that would work for my purposes. I want it to be able to power strings of lights, and that's pretty much it.
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I'm planning on building an unconventional pipe organ, but I am having trouble finding good cheap air valves that I can buy 60 of to complete an entire manual (keyboard). Normally, a classic organ would use mechanical linkages to a sort of air switchboard, but I have neither the time nor the inclination to build that kind of system (and I want everything to be physically robust and portable, for traveling and abuse during performances. Plus my pipes are very weird ones, and almost all of them would have to be offset anyway, so air tubes would be involved at some point no matter what.) So I'd prefer to have air lines going to each key, with a valve, and then the air lines continue to a much simpler switchboard, so that no pulleys or levers need to be involved. The valves can be electric (keys can easily connect a circuit instead of letting air through), or mechanical (pressing the key opens the valve), and my budget is about 2 dollars or less per valve. Any ideas or links? Homemade plans are welcome too, if you have a method that would be easy to mass produce and not cause leakage. Some of the lower notes may require higher airflow/larger valves too, so a solution that is scalable is preferred.
Topic by smurfsahoy
Pretty much I want to make a 3-channel color organ and hook it up to a single RGB LED. I'm really not used to analog electronics, but I'm pretty sure this could be achieved with a single quad op amp IC. Seeing as I would much rather trust your guys' expertise over my lack of said knowledge, I thought I'd ask the experts. I did get a schematic in Multisim, but I'm really not sure about the functionality.
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Is there a way to group images in my library? Is there a way rename or re- tag them?
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Like most electronics hobbyists, I have hundreds of different tiny electrical components lying around. I've been looking for a simple and relatively compact method of organizing them, but I can't find any that I like. Any ideas/suggestions?
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I want to make a ballistics gel dummy to test assorted weapons from video games on. Like pipe wrenches, crowbars, hammers, and kitchen knives. To do this I want realistic fake bones and organs to simulate the damage the weapons would cause to those. How would I make them?
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The "Vacuum Tube" group needs a first forum topic. Here it is... Sorry 'bout the pun... but I could have used Time to get Organized... Be thankful ;-)Vacuum tubes and parts tend to be rather expensive these days. But there's a good source for parts, and it's often free: old tube organs.I picked up a working 1960 Wurlitzer a couple days ago. It's got:-- full complement of tubes (the mother lode!), including9 (nine!) 12AX7 preamp tubes.2 6L6-GC power tubes1 5U4-GB rectifier(there were other tubes: (28!) 12fq8's but they're not so useful for audio...)-- Huge power transformer-- Large (20-25 watt) output tranformer-- two 16 ohm speakers-- lots of carbon-comp resistors, sockets and other reusables.Total cost--just gas, and a sore back.Even the non-tube organs are a good source of speakers, reverb tanks, pedals, etc. The tank, bass pedals and the volume pedal were from a solid-state Conn organ left on the curb...The bass pedals could be made into a MIDI project, and the volume pedal would be a nice start of a wah, or left as-is. Yeah, they are grungy, but that's easy to fix....
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I occasionally see questions from people wanting to know if they can make their own solar cells.Previously, the answer was "no".Now...The latest issue of Science in School contains a "how to" for making organic solar cells from dyes instead of silicon, that produce useful amounts of electricity.Link to "how to".Also in this issue...The archive of back issues is here (can you find my article?).If you browse the magazine, and like it, you might consider passing the URL on to friends, colleagues and potential advertisers. Previously funded by an EU grant, the print magazine is distributed free. The website is funded until October 2010, but the print magazine needs finance (sound familiar?)Anyway, if you are part of, or know of, a company that would like to target their advertising to science educators across Europe, point them at http://www.scienceinschool.org/advertising or contact them directly at email@example.com
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Hi there, this is my first time to the forum! I've been doing some searching, as I would like to build a colour organ but further differentiate b/w audio frequencies and the circuit they trigger. Bascially, I would like to take an audio signal (preferably from a mic) and use it to trigger lights based on musical notes. So basically, every A (...110 Hz, 220 Hz, 440 Hz...) would light up a certain circuit, and on for all 12 notes of the musical scale. Of course, I would not limit the response to only 440 Hz for example but slide it to the edge of the adjacent notes' frequency, with 440 Hz occupying the median. So, I'm wondering what components are necessary to make this happen. In a recent DIY project I saw there is rough split between 3 frequency ranges (bass, mid, treble). If I were to approach it with the same design concept, I would need (8 octaves for example, at 12 notes each) 96 different circuits to run. I'm not opposed to using a PC with some kind of digital signal processing to take the place of these circuits. Also, I want to run the lights on 120 V power for non-LED lights. My experience in circuit building is nil, but I've consulted circuitry diagrams before for other reasons, so I'm not totally green. I'm computer savvy but only to a certain extent. Not much programming experience save for a 1st year university course. I have an analog to digital convertor, but that's it for components. Once I have the digital signal in, where do I go from there? I'm assuming I will need some kind of software to convert via fourier transform to a frequency domain signal then filter all the frequency ranges from there. I assume I would have a digital out signal to a switching circuit board with 12 outs to control the power supply to the lights. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Many thanks!! HQ
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I need to make it for a dance on Thursday.... i would like it to be able to power about 5-6 small Christmas light strands total and it needs to be easy to build though i can solder ect. i just need to be able to get the parts and supplies buy Wednesday
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