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How can I clean the contacts on an old organ?

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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Organizing knex

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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organize dvds?

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Belt Organizer

Hi, Is there any instructable on how to organize belts? We have more than 40 belts here at home, and they're just messy. When you need one, you need to remove everything that shares the same hook. Hope someone can help! Thanks.

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Organize Favorites

Would love to have a feature added to site to organize favorites.   Granted I only have 65 at this point, can imagine how people find a fav if they have hundreds of favs they need to search thgouh.

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Organize favorites

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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Favorites Organization

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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Classroom Organization

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

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Simple transistor oscillator required - suggestions? Answered

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

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mini organ from harmonica

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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midi organ type thing

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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How can I make this barrel organ idea? Answered

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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Need speaker/crossover help - modifying Leslie cabinet?

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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how to organize resistors?

I need some help organizing resistor. i have a ton of resistors but have no idea how to organize them. any ideas?

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aircraft parts organization Answered

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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What are "Organic Vapors"? Answered

I was looking at gas masks and I kept seeing filters for "Organic Vapors". What are those? It is farts? 'Cause if it's farts I could use one of them.

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Is there a recipe for organic fungicide?

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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Organize my favorites...?

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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How are forums organized?

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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Jameco led color organ expansion? Answered

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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70-note "Bottle Organ"

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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Audio

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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Hey Instructables, See anything usable here?

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.

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How can I make a battery powered color organ?

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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Cheap air valves or solenoids?

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.

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Any suggestions for organizing recipes?

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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organizing my image library

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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Common Organisms as Biomarkers and Bioindicators

 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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New Animal Welfare Organization

           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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Giant Mobile Pipe Organ!

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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How to make a Color/Light Organ for a dance on Friday?

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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3-channel RGB LED Color Organ

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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Record old electric organ into computer

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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How do I make a jewelry organizer?

I am looking for a way to simply , yet elegantly organize my jewelry in my bedroom

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Is there a way to organize my ible image library? Answered

Is there a way to group images in my library? Is there a way rename or re- tag them?

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can someone give me any tips on how to organize my knex? Answered

 i am trying to organize my knex, but I looked on the site, and there was 51 different kinds of pieces that i needed buckets for! help please.

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How Do You Make The Best Coupon Organizer?

I made 1 for my mom and she likes it, but it is falling apart!

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how should i organize my knex? Answered

How should i organize my knex? i am currently using cutlery compartments. if you have any ideas please leave a comment below

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How do i make one of these? how does it work? any Musicians out here?

I saw this on youtube and I want to make it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Iq_ak1M5Eg He MIGHT post a tutorial on this but i am curious on how it works.Read my comment. My youtube username is:schetleftany suggestion?

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led strip?

Designing an electronic pill organizer that will use led's spaced every 1.25 in apart, seven across, a bank of four down. Must be thin and attachable to a consumer ready pill organizer. 

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