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.
Topic by matt.nupen | last reply
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?
Topic by jmissavage | last reply
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
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?
Topic by purpulhaze | last reply
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.
Question by lmergner | last reply
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.
Topic by Creativeman | last reply
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?
Topic by armourkris | 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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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!
Topic by staceyk | last reply
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.
Topic by sAMsKi | last reply
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
Topic by nerfrocketeer | last reply
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
Topic by frag_me | last reply
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
Topic by bofthem | last reply
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?
Question by Argmeister | last reply
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 !
Question by Buble52 | last reply
I have a bit more than 10 bracelets made up of leagues and another bit more than 10 that are hard made. [can´t bend them] How can I organize them!? Actually I got them all spread out in a pencil box, not being able to see quickly what I've got! D: HElp! pleasee!! :D
Question by ArcticLiz | last reply
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.
Question by the poodleo | last reply
Store, organizing, hanging, etc... Ideas needed for my clothes since I now have no closet.
Question by killabreath | last reply
I have got problem with long wires of power and audio and I decided I must find a way to organize it all. I thought about putting them into reels that include some kind of a spring that keeps that whole package well organized all the time. After a bit of searching I saw this cool thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y1ofeGJc20 but it's too small for my needs. My question: what's the science behind this thing? How to build it just in bigger dimensions? thanks:)
Topic by BigShoe | last reply
I, like many in this community have loads of favorites....it would be great if I could organize it by separating it in folders. Is it possible for the tec team of instructables to make it possible for us to organize our favorites by making it possible to put them in folders?? You could make it 'Pro Membership" benefit if you would prefer. Also...Is it possible to again include the Hit totals in contest by again adding the 'VIEWS' Tab? It would be so much easier...especially for some contest which have like 600++ entries!! Then we could see the new and the old easily....else who is going to go and check the entries...18 by 18 by 18!! Thanks!
Topic by shazni
How cool would it be to have a "to do" list on here? I love the favorites feature, and agree with other posters that it needs to have a way to easily organize your favorites or search within your favorites. (I'm not sure about all it has, can't afford a pro membership yet) But, for those with pro, I could see how a to-do list would be sweet, where you can add an instructable to your "to-do" list and go back later and prioritize the items within it. Kinda like how Amazon has the priority wish lists.
Topic by WayfinderAli | last reply
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?
Topic by jimmy dean | last reply
I can not believe it! There is way way way too much onflow of information and every place I enter a search term just to get to understand how to use this work area so that I can select favorite instructables, NOT so that I can submit them! Jeez louise some people come here and there is no rhyme or reason with your work area ... every thing you press says you can submit your instructable here or there but there is nothing that details how to tag favorites .. how to use the work area .. by that I mean just the YOU area where you should understand how to navigage this whole huge place of stuff. Every How-To is about an instructable. You have very little under FAQs about how to organize or tag any instructables that you see and want to come back to. I don't want to make a *.pdf of all of everyone that catches my attention but I have looked and looked and have had no way to tag them. Please direct me to a page that shows how to use just this Inbox and Shortcuts and account site.
Topic by brianeclus | last reply
I recently made a old antiquated PC I owned into a mobile work space/storage. Sadly I thought I wasn't living up to it potential, so I decided to ask the always helpful instructables community for help. I am looking for any idea that improves the look, functionality, storage, of efficiency of the workstation. (But mostly the first two) Box Current Specs. 1.5-12V power supply, cant be removed. See picture 1, its the box behind the two probes. Lots of space, Im not afraid to tear anything out of the box to make room for something better. Honestly Its pretty crappy at the moment with just some plastic board shelves holding supplies. I will take any ideas, I would love for this box to become a great instructables project. Pictures, Picture 1 is current box, again not afraid to change it. Picture 2 is raw space, (minus shelving) keep in mind the power supply case could also rig sliding drawers.
Topic by JosephR107 | last reply
Is there a way to group images in my library? Is there a way rename or re- tag them?
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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?
Topic by creepy0000 | last reply
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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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
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
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
Topic by H.Q. Tinwhistle | last reply
I'm trying to organize the bar area in my restaurant. I'm thinking of an front open box with a couple of dividers for temporary papers, notebooks pens and a compartment for beer and wine openers and such.. This is the waiters (currently just me the owner) places orders on the computer. I want to minimize the space taken from the bar so I'd like to use thin wood like this leftover 8mm MDF piece I have. I thought of cutting the sides to required sizes and then gluing them together but I'm not sure that would be strong enough to hold the approximately 5kg screen on top. It's a touch screen, so for safety I want it to hold a maximum of 8kg. TL;DR Any suggestions? How do I join pieces to make something like this
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Example of the answers i expect: - altoids tin can - old news papers etc.
Question by artcobain | last reply
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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