TAKING OVER

Hey guys! It's Hiyadudez. Now if you have seen some of my other forums, you will know that I have not been very active lately. Now you all know my famous Knex Challenges right? Well I want to carry them on because they were cool. No wait. I dont want to carry them on, I want one of you, my loyal friends, to carry them on for me :-) Now there are some conditions. Your prizes must include patches, it may just be for the first winner, or all 3, I don't mind. If you are a non-pro member, maybe get Gmjhowe or anyone willing to give out patches to help you out. (I know that Gmj can give patches for successful contests :-P) SO. I am going to hold 'Auditions' to see who will take over them. So in a comment, I want you to include: Your reason for wanting to take over the challenges Will you be commited to making one every week? Could you think of some good challenge ideas? (Dont say them) Are you active here on Ibles? If so, how often do you log on and check things? Are you good at making cool pictures for each challenge? (The ones below were from MS paint :P) Any other thing to persuade me to pick you :-D Good luck and good night! *Elvis has left the building!*

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Are contests over

Are contests over please comment below if yes.

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Is evolution over?

Geneticist Professor Steve Jones has said that human evolution may be over, and that we may now, as a species, be on the slippery slope to extinction.He's not saying evolution in general has stopped, just ours.His theory is that our development and exploitation of technology has de-coupled human development from natural selection. Conditions which would have meant an early grave for our ancestors, through starvation or other side-effects, are now barely considered as inconvenient, let alone life-threatening.Personally, suffering asthma and 8 dioptres of short-sight, I would have quickly starved to death in our hunter-gatherer days, unable to keep up with prey animals or to see well enough to tell "nutritious" from "poisonous".What this means is that we have a rate of survival to age 21 that is almost 100%, double what it was in ancient times.At the same time, our supporting technologies, particularly in medicine, mean that there is a growing accumulation of deleterious genetic conditions in the general gene pool.Increases in world travel have also meant that the differences between different human populations, already low, are getting smaller, as openness and acceptance of other cultures has started to homogenise our phenotype.The result - we are isolated from natural evolutionary pressures, so there is nothing to stimulate natural selection, nothing to weed out potentially-dangerous mutations. We are stagnating.So, what next?On the one hand, the pessimistic view is that, at some point, our genome will become so laden with hazardous mutations that we will cease to be viable as a species. We will be unable to reproduce successfully.On the other hand, maybe other species, still closely linked with natural selection, will continue to evolve until they supplant us. The obvious choices are chimps and gorillas - if we don't drive them to extinction.Or maybe our heirs are currently underwater - dolphins, maybe? Or maybe they won't be mammals - octopus and squid are highly intelligent. Heck, even slime moulds have been shown to be capable of solving mazes!On the gripping hand, maybe we've out-evolved evolution? The optimist in me hopes that technology will out-pace the fuse on the genetic timebombs we have become. Maybe medicine will be able to edit our DNA, or write it afresh, truly triumphing over nature?Article stimulated by this BBC blog entry.Other linked news items.

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to take over or not to take over the world

If you could (assuming you can't) take over the world, would you do it? Why or why not?

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gameboy emulator Answered

is it posible to take a game once you have downloaded it and save it over another game so you can play it on your gameboy.

Question by banningwald   |  last reply


Over-Charging Capacitor

What happens if you connect some form of dc power source that supplies 100 volts to a capacitor that is rated for 100 volts, and leave it plugged in for a long period of time. would it eventually "over charge" and explode? would it over heat? would it loose its  ability to store energy?

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Xbox 360 Overated?

I myself, havn't had an Xbox or an 360. But after hearing endless months and months, of good reveiws, school talk, game exclusives, I'm starting to wonder? Is the Xb0x 360 that gooooood? Or is it overated?

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Projects over the summer?

Have any of you got any big projects you are going to work on, or any ideas of cool projects that someone could make over the summer? Because i would like to build something over the summer but i have no ideas yet.

Topic by TeacherOfTheWays   |  last reply


Over head Projector

Hello, All I need a bit of help, I have an Over Head Projector [O.H.P] that I really want to make into a projector for my home P/C I have a couple of L.C.D from laptops. Even 2 [O.H.P] L.C.D from View Sonic, But no cables !!!. for the View Sonic units. Any Ides. Phil. Austin,Tx Stay - Safe

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video over xbee

HELP I am constructing a airplane drone with rc capibilitys. I am wondering if there is a way to send video long range with high power xbees. if possible could someone post an instructable on it? Im shure it would help many people. also cost is a factor over the price of the xbees there shouldent be much more cost.

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Video over Cat5

Hello, I need to get a video feed to the bedroom. There are 2 cat5's in the room coming from the tv points in the house. Tried a direct connection from the cable to the tv via cat5 but it's a ghosting image cos it;s 75ohm cable over 100 ohm Cat5e. Any instructions out there how to make a video Balun or convert the cable DIY style. Balun's are expensive. Thanks, DALY..

Topic by barry.daly25 


Electricity over IP

This is not really a new concept (first published in 2002), but one to mull over :-) Electricity over IP (EoIP, pronounced "yoyp") is a proposed scheme for delivering electric power via IP (Internet protocol). EoIP was developed to eliminate the unnecessary redundancy inherent in maintaining separate distribution networks for electricity and the Internet. The technology could be especially beneficial in remote areas with Internet kiosks but without electricity.The architecture for delivering EoIP is known as MPLampS (Mostly Pointless Lamp Switching). Electricity is digitized and encapsulated in discrete packets. According to the IETF's marketing segment, "MPLampS has the potential to dramatically lower the price, ease the distribution and usage, and improve the manageability of delivering electricity." Electricity over IPThe IETF Network Working Group described EoIP in RFC 3251, published on April 1, 2002. April 1 is also sometimes known as "April Fools' Day."

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It's over 900000...

Well, my viewcount meter just kicked over 900,000.  Not bad for sticking around a couple of years and making cartoons downfall vids  poking fun at Kiteman ibles to pass the time. One of these days I'll make it into the millionaires club. Winning contests ain't bad. Racking up a wardrobe of Robot t-shirts ain't bad. Getting featured ain't bad. Racking up a ton of free pro memberships ain't bad. Trolling spammers ain't bad.  Yup, not bad at all. Anyone else reaching a milestone or getting close to their goal? (for the interwebs challenged, the topic is a take on the "It's over 9000!" meme, look it up)

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Audio over rj11

I was wondering if I can have a audio input on a rj11 so I can run audio off my house's phone lines. We have VOIP now and don't use the phone lines, so can I still do that?

Question by akidnamedluke   |  last reply


Info over a network

OK me and my friend had an idea, we both share the same wireless signal and need more storage..also I don't want to configure anything or spend any money...i have extra computers and was wondering, if i put one of my additional computers on the wireless network is there to use it as kinda a NAS of sorts..its running XP and i don't want it secured...its just pictures and music mostly???

Topic by hvac2010   |  last reply


sound over smell

Could a certain sound frequency cancel out smell? as in the sound waves dissolve the smell molecule? i need to do a lot more research on this... but if it actually heads in the direction of a product where a non-hearable sound kills all the smells i copyright the idea as of now if you steal my idea and make money i will kidnap you and shred all the money you make until it is liquid and inject it into your bloodstream.

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left over harddrives

At this moment I have FIOS as my hd provider. As you already know the harddrive on the hd dvr in my motorola unit is very small. I am also in possession of two regular and one hd dvr from directv and one rca dvr-10. Is there any way to download info from my FIOS Motorola QIP6416-2 into either one of the dvr/pvr I have in my possession. Especially the Directv dvr. Since I canceled DSS service they all say searching for signal. Thanks for your help.

Topic by avguy 


Fireball over Colorado

What are the odds? On Oct. 28th at 7:29 pm Mountain Daylight Time, a random meteoroid hit Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated with the luminosity of a full Moon. The impact, which could've happened anywhere, took place directly above an all-sky video camera in Guffey, Colorado. "I've received more than 100 eyewitness reports," says astronomer Chris Peterson, who operates the camera as part of a nightly fireball monitoring program. Combining the data at hand, he estimates that "the meteor had a ground path about 170 miles long and traveled from east to west at 34 km/s (76,000 mph).""I was lucky enough to see it myself from inside my house through a window," adds Thomas Ashcraft. What's amazing about that is he was located 300 miles away in New Mexico. "It was brilliant turquoise and green and lasted more than nine seconds." Ashcraft is an amateur radio astronomer and his receivers picked up echoes of distant TV transmitters bouncing off the fireball's ionized trail: listen.Using a computer model of Earth's meteoroid environment, Bill Cooke of the Marshall Space Flight Center calculates that fireballs this bright come along once every five months or so. Rarely, however, are they witnessed. About 70% of all fireballs streak over uninhabited ocean while half appear during the day, invisible in sunny skies. To catch one in the crosshairs of a meteor camera on a dark albeit cloudy night is good luck indeed.Cloudbait SkycamOther observers caught video of the event, and recorded the radio noise it made.You could have recorded the event yourself, if you had followed this Instructable.Updates at SpaceWeather

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The Community Over the Years

In the seven years I've been on Instructables, one thing I know to be true is that the community has changed. A lot. It is amusing to look over the "How to Steal An Instructable" post made years ago, which satirized the theft of projects. Looking back on things as old as this proves funny but also depressing though; the community has changed so dramatically in the years that have transpired that copied projects are now no longer the objects of satire or chiding but the recipients of praise and prizes. A few months ago, when I again broached the topic of copies on Instructables and the problems they cause, I was met with responses indicating that to overcome copycats all one needed to do was work a little harder. That is, those who have already put forward the effort of actually developing something new and of their own design should now work even harder to succeed. Curiously absent was any suggestion that copycats exert themselves and actually do something say--original. By chance, I ran into a thread I had not seen in years while writing this: the thread on the "Instructables laws," guiding principles users ought to observe. There are four, with some accompanying notes to all. The first entry, the Zeroth Law, is the one relevant to projects and their content. It states that: "if an Instructable exactly like yours has not already been posted, then you shall post your Instructable." An addendum is made to it, stating: "If your Instructable has an identical goal to a pre-existing Instructable, but achieves that goal by a different or improved route, or in a different style, then you shall also post your Instructable." The legitimacy of simplicity is also noted in an accompanying corollary. None of the above ideas are wrong. On the contrary, it is people ignoring this thinking which has caused serious issues. Nowadays, people know other projects have been published with identical instructions (and even superior quality), yet they proceed on and repost it themselves anyway. Furthermore, their copying usually violates the copyright restrictions laid out by the original creator. When the Instructables laws were written down, it is clear that original content was valued highly and respected. Nowadays, the dedication of the community toward these ideals is questionable to say the least. Today the community displays a disconcerting apathy toward makers and what they do. Just a few weeks ago, I was told the community is not interested in anything but the results--that the makers and their efforts are completely irrelevant. I'd rather not believe that is how the community at large believes things ought to be (especially given that it's a particularly unimpressive pitch to attract new makers and new ideas), but it seems like it may in fact be just that. With that in mind, things have obviously changed--for better or for worse is in the eyes of the beholder; I have already reached my own personal conclusion.

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the new "mouse over" "stats" pop-up will pop under an embedded video

To test: Find a comment with an embedded video attached. mouse over the commenter's name watch the pop-up be obscured by the video. (Ubuntu w/ Firefox 3.0.19) I saw this a few weeks ago, but have not retested since then because embedded vids in comments are rare. If I see it again, I'll try for a screen shot unless it's a known issue by the staff.

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Why Don't big citys

Why dont big citiys like Californya use copper undertread in thair roads to let traffic induction charge a current back into there electrical grid? Dum guy in Alaska. 

Topic by NoxCor   |  last reply


jrchefs: Kids Can Cook

Shouldn't there be a limit of how many ibles you can post in one day, All the ibles people have put work into are now not seen on the recent feed (The one I've always used), I really don't think this is very fair for other users as the first page is really where people first see it and it gets it's page views. Discuss!

Topic by Joe Martin   |  last reply


Where can I buy a premade vox / PA-style voice-override circuit?

I have a pair of hearing protection headphones.  I want to play radio & walkie-talkie through them.  However, when the walkie talkie plays, I want the radio to cut out. This is a basic PA-style circuit.  Some sound mixers have this too.  I can find circuit schematics online, but no time to build a circuit. Is there a pre-made device I can buy to do this?  Ideally it'd be a small box with 3 audio jacks - 2 inputs & 1 output.  One of the audio inputs would override the other. This would also be great for things like music + GPS in the car.  Is there something premade that I can buy?  I'd rather not have to build & debug a DIY circuit, as I really don't have the time right now.

Question by jumpfroggy 


Hanging a pulley from the ceiling using electrical Strut for the purpose of overhead lifting.?

Hello out there, I am currently working on organizing my garage. Part of my organization project is to find a way to utilize the most available space possible. I am looking at hanging some items like a wheel barrow and a tow behind de-thatcher on the wall. My ceiling is 10ft high and I want to hang them as high up on the wall as possible. To help get the items up and down every time I need them, I plan on hanging block and tackles from the ceiling for each item. Unfortunenaly one of the items does not line up under a joist. To overcome this my plan is to hang a 20” pieces of shallow electrical strut (lagged in on each end to a joist) and then use a strut nut, 3/8 threaded eye bolt, and a strut washer(see picture for set up). Do you think that will hold? At MOST I would never lift anything heavier than 80lbs(and that would be a rarity). The average weight would be around 40lbs. For the items that do line up under a joist I was going to use a screw eye (I can’t access the top to through bolt it). The screw eyes I bought at the local hardware store have an SWL of 160lbs but say “not for overhead lifting”. Again using 80lbs as my max load, should I be worried about the “not for overhead lifting” label?

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Take over the world easily!

So you want to take over the world? Well here's the steps! 1. Genetically and cybeneticaly enhance an army of ducks 2.Create Orbital Tungsten Bombardment System (O.T.B.S)  3 Aim your O.T.B.S at major oil/uranium fields.  4 While superpowers try to stop you move in And eliminate most humans with your ducks. 5. Blow up the planet and move to Mars OR attempt Galactic Domination

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Doomsday?

Is it true? Or has he history channel lost its credibility?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYdjF6JnRDQwhat do you think?How and when will it all end?

Topic by RelyNupon 


Why do people ask the same question over and over? Answered

Why do people ask the same question over and over? Why do people ask the same question over and over? Why do people ask the same question over and over?

Question by kelseymh   |  last reply


Why do people ask the same question over and over? Answered

It's like they don't even look at the first recent page.

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Why do people ask the same question over and over ? Answered

Kelsey's right. Too many people don't even attempt to look up previous answers

Question by steveastrouk   |  last reply


Keep getting the same email alert over and over again

Hey, Everyday for the last couple of weeks I get the same email alert over and over again : Here are the newest items from each of the members you are following. To change or turn off updates, go to your following page: https://www.instructables.com/you/subscriptions -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New from zorwick •DIY Permanent Infrared DSLR Camera -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cheers, Instructables Robot To manage these notification messages, please visit your watchlist preferences: https://www.instructables.com/you/watchlist?modify=WATCHLIST I'm not even following zorwick's profile and haven't made a comment ot this instructable either. I add a look in the alerts settings etc in my profile but I cannot find any setting related to this instructables. How can I get rid of this email alert. Thanks in advance

Topic by chouf   |  last reply


World Take Over Instructable?

Anybody interested in doing a Collaboration on "theoretical" world take over/domination and world management?

Topic by KentsOkay   |  last reply


Ethernet over power cables

What does everyone think about making a homebrew Ethernet over Mains plug adapter?i.e. http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/01/22/review_netgear_hdx101/

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12V over ethernet ( CAT5)

Hello, I need to transport 12V of molex output from a computer power supply over 10 meters to feed a touchscreen. My house has CAT5 cabling. Can i use that? Does someone have a step to step procdedure to make this cable ? Any ideas ? Thanx! Henri, Hilversum / The Netherlands

Question by zutt   |  last reply


Left over Campaign Signs Answered

I just heard on NPR that this year's combined electoral candidates collectively spent over 4 billion dollars on advertising this year.  I believe about half of that is on those ubiquitous road side campain signs that now litter seemingly all roadways.  Any ideas on what to make/ recycle/ upcycle them to?

Question by gstopngo   |  last reply


Roll over ads with sound

The "roll over "ads that have talking messages and sound are most annoying. So bad, they will cover an area I want to click. Some of them won't close until they have there say.  I was so turned off that I closed the page and left. I hope instructables will see the negative effect these have and put an end to it. Two of them popped up at the "6 cent throwie" and at the "contact us" page. I believe one was titled Hangover Days and some other concerning Microsoft.

Topic by botronics   |  last reply


how not to over charge a battery?

I want to connect my waterwheel to a car battery, but I dont want it to get overcharged and blow up! what can I do?

Question by tim13211   |  last reply


"Recent" over ALL topics

Please PLEASE bring back an option to see the recent ibles over ALL topics.At the moment i have to go like- Choose topic (Like Circuits)- Click "Featured projects"- Click "Recent"And this for all 7 topics...I would really like the old instructables.com/recent back. Showing the recent ibles of the whole site.

Topic by Orngrimm   |  last reply


Spray painting over chrome

There is this chair I've always wanted but it had chrome feet. I do not like chrome. Could I spray paint it and if so what are the steps? Or could I diffuse it so it is duller? Thanks

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Over voltage protection circuit

Hi everyone! So i was making one of those water level indicator circuit: https://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-Indicator-with-Alarm/ I found the construction to be fairly easy for a newbie for me. I modified the circuit according to my needs, and have successfully constructed it. There is a small issue though. The place i live is susceptible to over voltages often and our fuse system is presently out, so my family has discouraged me from implementing the circuit at home in my main water tank. They want me to add a over voltage protection circuit so that they can feel safe. So anyone has any idea on how to construct an overload protection circuit(The circuit should be simple and understandable for a newbie like me)? My supply mains are 230v AC. It can either be before or after the transformer stage.

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Changes in instructables over time

What changes have you noticed in your time visiting this site? One that stands out to me, is the increase in k'nex instructables, and the decrease in explosive, and weaponry ones. Cause the weaponry (tazer glove that is) is what brought me to this site.

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply


MCPE server over vpn

Hello,  Could someone please tell me how to make a vpn server so I can play minecraft pe with my friend? More details: I have nexus 4 win 7 computer 

Question by Genius 470   |  last reply


Streaming TV over the internet? Answered

Is there a way i could stream my cable television across the internet to my business so we could watch tv there, kind of like a slingbox but for way cheaper and more DIYish

Question by Algag   |  last reply


SSTC MOSFET over heating?

The following images shows my SSTC work, it is based on steve wards mini SSTC. But the problem is that the MOSFETs seem to heat up in like 3-4 sec of running. Input voltage is 220v AC(rectified and filtered later using a SMPS line filter).

Question by jasshopper   |  last reply


Concrete/Tile over laminate?

I have a plain black laminate countertop in my bathroom that shows just about every drop of water with a nice white ring.  I was hoping to do a concrete or tile top but I'd like to keep it cheap by just doing it on top of the existing laminate.  Anyone know if this is possible? Thanks!

Topic by vgavrich   |  last reply


Over voltage on Speed controller? Answered

Hi, Today I found out that my electric scooter has a 36 volt motor and it has a 24 volt speed controller. I'm sure it is 24 volts can I over-volt it to 36 volt with out causing harm it has been OK for a while now but I'm thinking of the poor capacitors there only rated at 25v and that why I dont think it will matter as normally there rated a lot higher than that for a safety margin also sealed lead acid battery's have a nominal voltage of 24v and there charged voltage anything up to 30 volts, I,m just hoping that the MOS-FET's that drive the PWM (pulse width modulation circuit) are rated over 36 volts

Question by Daniel Deacon   |  last reply


A great improvement over ELIZA

MindMentor, the first robot psychologistPeople affected by emotional problems are often reluctant when they're told to see a psychologist. Now, they can confidentially consult online MindMentor, the first robot psychologist. It will cost them €4.95 for one hour session (or about US$7.65 as of today).( does anyone remember Eliza ? )

Topic by Goodhart   |  last reply


sending sound over light?

I have seen those thngs where you can send sound with a laser pen  i have an old sterio with a ir sensor and a laser pen i was wondering how i would go about making this thing  im not the best with eletrinics so need a dumbed down vertion lol      would the laser pen work with the or recever or would i need an ir bulb to

Question by nonamesleft   |  last reply


Hanukah Candles (Left Overs)

Hey guys, I was wondering if a heat pad would work for melting wax. Since each year in Hanukah I use the left over wax to TRY and make candles. Here are the things I did. 2006: Used small tin foil molds. I didn't know how to make a wick then so I just used string. That was a FAILURE TOO. The string or so called wick didn't burn and just went to flames and didn't melt the wax and all it did was stay lit for 5 seconds. 2007: Kept wax and saved 2008: Kept wax and saved 2009: Used wax and try to put two blocks of wood together with a vice and drill a hole through the crack of both blocks of wood. It didn't work like I thought it would. The drill went all the way down the drill bit was atleast 5 in. long and it won't all the way down but when I poured the wax it didn't fill and over flowed. When I opened it up to try and see if there was a candle... well lets just say it turned out to be a half inch tall candle... and was about 1/5 of inch in diameter. I tried the to make a candle in a pot holder and forgot about the hole in the center then all the wax fell on the street and I didn't notice. It was such a pain to clean it off because it was on somebody elses lawn and I didn't want to mess up there lawn. WELL THAT WAS A FAILURE. 2010: This year I'm going to try to make scented candles. I'm going to use Tin Coke cans. I hope this works. I might use a heat pad since my mom doesn't want me to make wax in her cooking pans. If you have any suggestions send me E-MAILS at rexdino@sbcglobal.net or just post a message or private message me. I would prefer E-mail since I almost never check this website because I have about 20 other sites I have to check.

Topic by rexdino5