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Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

my own contest?

I've had the notion of hosting my own contest for a while. I've seen people do it in the form of an instructable. Do I need some sort of approval first? Thank you?

Question by foobear 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How to create car using small bike engine?

I wonder is how to create my own car using a motorcycle engine i think is just move the motor cycle engine into a small light weight car.

Question by cahyo_skom 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Coin Press Want to Make

Do any of you have plans or the know-how to build a homemade coin press that can stamp 1 1/2" aluminum coin blanks?  Any help is appreciated.

Question by Clymer 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

who owns instructables?

Who owns it, is it the instructables robot?

Question by downhilldman 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

who owns an armatron ? Answered

that is how it is spelled on the thing but who has one any more if more than 3 people have one i will submit a cool thing with it to prove you have one upload a picture of it

Question by knexinventer 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

a instrument of my own...

Ive been listening to quite a bit of 8-bit sounding techno and such. And i really wanted to know if there was a way to make a computer keyboard make diferent pitched "beep" and "boops" of sorts. is there anyway to do this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Twokr090WM

Topic by astrozombies138 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Anyone own a pair of these?

I just stumbled across some old pictures I took a long time ago of my bookshelf speakers that I use in my room at night, so I can still listen to my music, but not wake my parents with my tower speakers. For small bookshelf speakers, they can actually pack a punch, at only 80 watts a piece. They're also the heaviest speaker for their size I have ever picked up, you couldn't find a speaker this sized in any electronics store that didn't feel like a box of cardboard or a plastic cube. Anybody ever owned a pair of these?? The model is SW-7II

Topic by Punkguyta 9 years ago

GBA owns the DS!

Hello? What happened? The PSP and DSi are all well and good but in my mind GBA games own them all! Sure, most are 2D and they cannot compete graphically with it's bigger cousins, but I would own my Gameboy Micro over a DS anyday (and I can say this genuinley because I had enough money to buy either a DS lite or a Gameboy micro and I chose the micro). I say this because compare a Sonic advance game to a Sonic Rush game. From a neutral perspective I found Sonic advance much more enjoyable than the DS version: It is simple (only 1 screen to focus on!) and none of these faffy side missions. And I would rather play SMB advance 3 than play some downgraded NFS for PSP. And let's not forget the biggest advantage of the GBM: PORTABILITY! It is the only true pcket console.

Topic by Lowney 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Your Own ISP? Answered

I live in Yuma, Colorado and the internet here is unbelievably slow.  Now just to entertain my mind a little bit, lets say I wan't to start a ISP buisness.  The towns pop. is about 3000, some of which can't afford internet, quite a few who don't wan't or need it, and then the rest are already tied up in one of the two ISPs in town.  Now I wan't to be a WISP with speeds of around 20 - 100 mbs.  Now how long, big, and expensive of a fiber optic cable would I have to run to be able to provide these speeds, where would I run it to, what kind of switches would I need, what antennas, radios, amps, towers, ect.   This isn't a super serious question, but I would like to know this stuff, just because, and I like large community pools so you don't have to be an expert on everything, but if you know everything about fiber optics, or wireless communication fill us in.   This information pool could help someone greatly so please share.  You never know when a millionaire will decide to move to the middle of nowhere and wan't fast internet, so please contribute. 

Question by jj.inc 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Laptop cannot discover own WIFI

Greetings to all, it been almost a week, only my laptop(ASUS A55V series) unable discover my own wifi. All of my housemates can connect to it, even my own phone and tablet can connect to it, just my laptop cannot. Can anyone help me? I have tried to restart the router for countless times and I have used local area network connection too. When I connect by local network area connection. It shows I actually connect to my previous SSID instead of my current SSID.  Besides that, It only connect to the internet when I changed the IPv4 address. I really dont know what happened to my laptop and router, someone please help me...Thanks in advanced

Question by woody.miki 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How To Create my own font in MS word?

Question by nkuku 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Creating a knex gun advice is needed

Hi. I really want to make a knex gun of my own, but dont know how to do the inner parts like the trigger and stuff like that. any advice? Thanks, Techdeck30

Topic by Techdeck30 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


My Dishnet just got blown over by wind/rain. It will take possibly weeks for them to come out and re-point the dish again. Is there a way to make your own Satelite finder? We live in a rural location.

Topic by debrandw246 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I'm building a kickbike out of two mountain bikes. The goal is to do it without a welding kit. I'll have pics up soon. cheers, Dick Lawless

Topic by RichardKL 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Doyle's Drive Thru's (exsiting Business ) i.e. drive thru conviecne store necesities novelties anf more

Hello, My name is Steve i will give all a quick run down of my situation on march 12 2007 my best friend of 35 yrs suddenly was found decease well to make a cery long story "possible foul play blown off" any way I became trustee of his estate which goes to his 12 year old duaghter at the age of 23 i am at the moment waiting in the next few days to recieve my completed website from web.com and we are a very customer oriented business in are industry if we do not carry an item and you become a regular customer we order it any thing legally we can do so question is kind of on going if you went into my store what are some of things you would enjoy or like to see anything feasible to make a business stand out from everyone Example of somethings we already do or have Done::: 1)  special order certain items for individuals 2) fundraisers when are customers lose a loved one or becomes ill 3) Over 3 short years i have been there i have on several ocasions have been taken       advantage almost to where i have said no more but i feel all employers and business should take time and/or money back into the communities So I'm looking for ideas of products, Display Design ideas for store's and website security physical/personal/business/ how i can get others in the community areas and on the web involved for advice, finacial,moral, just to get people to care for that individual or family member,or to work together to change are local communities get rid of corporate greed and politition crooks, or that cocky, crooked cop that makes and puts there fellow officer in harms way by there actions. PLEASE HELP ANY IDEA INFO I MEAN ANYTHING  ! P.S. SORRY ABOUIT THE BAD GRAMMAR DIDN'T DO SO WELL IN ENGLISH !! I JUST WANT MY BUDDIES DAUGHTER  TO HAVE SOMETHING SHE AND HER DAD WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF TOGETHER

Topic by home and business networking 8 years ago

make your own black light ideas

So in order to make a black light i (the stupid half of me) would think to dip a lightbulb in black paint. i (the smart half of me) would assume there is more to it than that here is some random 2 facts about the blacklight (wood's light) it is not black its a deep-bluish-purple what a blacklight emits is: lamp emitting electromagnetic radiation my question is how could i make one and would it be cheaper to make it or buy it...

Topic by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Instructable: how to make your own Buster! (members collab)

Hey dudes! lets make a collab on how to make a buster!! apport ideas! my idea is making him from an old max steel, action man, etc, burning and crashing him and putting him dummy-like stickers or paint!

Topic by santy22 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Are YOU affected by Pokemon seizures? ( Watch at your own risk! )

So, as many of you have known, the animated TV show Pokemon is famous for causing over 700 Japanese kids seizures via continuously flashing red and blue lights. Now, I am proposing you a challenge, can YOU endure the infamous red and blue lights? I can.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50VhBXseJW4I only feel a bit dizzy, but nothing close to seizures. No YouTube viewers are affected by it ( although few felt dizzy ). So, are YOU affected by Pokemon seizures? Or are Japanese kids wussies? Find out by watching the video!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK, YOU WILL NOT HELD ME RESPONSIBLE IF YOU GOT SEIZURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Topic by Camisado 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

DIY Espresso

Hey all! I'm looking for collaborators in this project, I'm planning on making an espresso machine for my venue (The Alibi). Since professional machines can cost over 5000 dollars, I would like to make one for under 150. I will compromise and allow us to move back to the 50's and have it be hand pressed, in fact, a steampunk espresso is exactly what I'm looking for. Huge levers and spinning gears are perfect. The only critical thing would be the water temperature (i hear it has to be =>199 & <=201.Any ideas?

Topic by lamedust 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Using Pictures That Are Not Your Own

I didn't think it was okay to include images pulled from the web in your own Instructable.  I'm not planning to either way, but it seems to be acceptable.  Could someone clarify?  Thanks!

Topic by annahowardshaw 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Ads on my own ibles

I am getting ads when viewing my own instructables. I'm logged in, have a current pro account, and tried logging out and in again. When viewing other author's instructables, there are no ads. 

Topic by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Your Own Personal &quot;Bible&quot;

This is the only spiritual-guidance-book I need, and I made it myself! (I am actually serious about this.) Anyone else think they could write their own? L

Topic by lemonie 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

If anyone owns the iPod Classic....

Could you measure the click wheel? I'm working on a project that involves it, and want my proportions to be correct. The measurement can be in any format (inches, millimeters); I'll just convert it over to inches anyway. Thanks!

Topic by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Starting your own religion

How many of you have fathomed about doing it? How far did you actually go with it?

Topic by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Our Own Toss It! Video

We updated the Toss It! Speed Contest page with our own example video. This is one of my favorite paper airplane designs and a full Instructable will be coming soon. For now, check out the video to see what happens here at the tower.

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

make your own breadboard?

Is there a way to make your own breadboard? could you get 2 pieces of thin balsa, drill appropriate holes insert a layer if tinfoil between them? how do you do it???(if there is even a way) thanks for any help i receive regarding this topic

Topic by ledzep567 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Make your own Blueprints

Does anyone know of a program for the desk top that lets you design blue prints to make things? Like a wooden table, chair or anything like that?

Topic by Raidies 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

making your own crankbaits

Hey I've been trying to make my own crankbaits for my uncles birthday but mine have not been working and I need to start from scratch and also if you know how to make wobblers that is fine to I don't need to hurry but I would like to make a few dozen by Christmas that is his birthday so thanks

Topic by smithtopia 10 years ago

Your own created melodies

I`m a beginner,it`s about 1 month I`m taking classes,I`ve created one,and remixed another.what about U? I will try to share them.

Topic by Aralooloo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Make my own turbine or....?

I'm going to be building a charging station for my laptop, cellphone, ipods. I got the idea from the S.P.R.E.E. article but I want to incorporate a wind turbine into the system. I'm struggling to find a turbine that's small enough, or even a permanent magnet DC motor. Am I missing something or would I have to make my own DC generator? Thanks in advance!

Topic by egoods 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Make Your Own Tyvek

Got this from Carryology: http://www.carryology.com/2011/09/12/hacks-turning-plastic-bags-into-radness/ Question: If you take a bunch of radness (8+ sheets) /\, will it eventually become bulletproof?                                                                                                 ||

Topic by moneyfuskie935 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Minting My Own Geocoin

I've been Geocaching for a while now and I wish to make my own Geocoin. I looked around all the "official" sites, only to have my head explode at the prices. $1,507.38! That's more than my high speed camera!Three for $27 with the fine print stating that you will more than likely end up paying $360-$540! Is it too much to ask for one or two custom coins at a cost in the lower double digits?! Why would I want to pay so much for something that will travel around in caches subject to anyone's whim? My question is, how can I make my own custom coin? The tracking code will be provided by one of the Travel Bug Dog Tags I own (at least those are cheap). Any help or advice will be useful, just let it be known that I am absolutely terrible at molding.The desired end result should look something like these rough sketches, front and back (followed by an example coin that I picked up and moved. No tracking numbers, no cheating!).

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Building your own home...?

Suppose you buy a few acres of land, and desired to build your house with your own hands using the trees that were local. (Northeast Pennsylvania) How would you go about it? I know about taking the logs and using them like "Lincoln logs" but maybe perhaps its best to take the wood and cut it into timber, avoiding the weight of the heavy logs (then adding insulation and such, of course). But either way; how would you even treat the wood for winter/summer cycles, termites, etc? And by doing that (cutting it into timber on site) is that reliable for a long stretch of time?

Question by lutziepv08 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Make Your Own Patches?

I like the idea of giving and getting patches- it's good encouragement for members. I wanted something bit more personal/appropriate  than the standard patches, so I just spent hours designing patches from my photos and clipart, using MS Photodraw (I HAD to have the rounded corners, not just a square).  Does anyone else waste time doing that kind of thing or am I getting just a bit obsessive? Here are the results: 

Topic by Puzzledd 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

My own Majora's Mask

Hi there, guys! I haven't been on for a while, but I need some help/advice. You see, I have a bunch of nerd friends. I want to make a costume for halloween that is cooler than all of theirs, so I am going to be... SKULL KID! Therefore, I need to make a Majora's mask. I am thinking of forming the main shape with chicken wire then covering it with paper mache, but my mom thinks it will be too heavy. Clay is also a (heavy and hot) option. What do you people think? Thankeys!

Topic by watermelonhead 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

charging electric bike by it own?

Hi all, this is my first time on instructable and i think i can built an electirc bike with self-charging feature when pedalling or not using motor or downhill of freewheeling but i doesn't have any electric background i'm just a car mechanic from pakistan. i think if i put a 36v mid drive blcd motor kit in my bike as a drive motor and also put two 72v hub motors in both wheels then will it can be able to charge the battery or not? i know that hub motor produces AC volts and i neet to use 3-phase bridge rectifier, i just want to know is it possible or not? if possible then what are the pros and cons will i have with this system? sorry if mistaken in english. millions of thanks, ali shamsi.

Question by alis231 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Building your own workshop

Hey, I am working on a business case for a sustainable hostel in Romania, the goal of this hostel is to create a small "village" where people can learn about being sustainable or join up to work on the further development of the hostel. The hostel is sized at 50-100 persons that will be able to leave in self designed and build sheds (for approximately 10 persons), these sheds will all have the same design and will be build on site. The question that I have to you is, what would be the size, costs, necessary, etc. for a self build workshop in which all the parts of the sheds can be designed and built. I know this is quite a big question but perhaps you can help me with providing some rough figures or have tips for locations where I might be able to find some more information. Perhaps you have some out of the box cool ideas on sustainable solutions that can be used in order to create energy or in terms of food supply that we can use for the hostel.

Topic by Martijn1988 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

can you make your own portal in minecraft

I'm not good a  minecraft so please be nice can you make portal to other part of your world (not the nether) making one end and the other end  and other about  help will be nice thank you

Topic by act casual 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How can I get a cheap laser cutter? Answered

How can I get a cheap laser cutter, and If I can't, what is the most low end but still good one out there?  Is there a way I could build one cheaper than buying one?

Question by Garlikguy 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Instructables Meeting

I was just wondering. For people who are not able to make it to the Instructables events like the one in San Francisco, could one of us here host our own event or a sort of get together of people here at Instructables. For example I live in Kansas and would it be ok if I organized that for people in this area. I'm not saying I will but I'm asking this for if others want to host one in their area as well. If thats alright of course.

Topic by Rockerx 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Game Console

I was just wondering how easy it would be to make your own simple game console to hook up to tvs. dosent have to have 3d graphics but it would be a plus. i just kinda want something to play around with and make my own games for it. price isnt really a problem but even a computer that can run .exes from a cd, and plug into a tv, and posibly even play through a online server with other people. edit: ok i meant like using microcontrolers now. i want to make a gamboy like system and possibly even wireless. i know you can play games using micro comtrolers, but no idea what i would need. anyone with any idea about this please comment. oh, and a lcd screen too, so that would prolly ne a little work, but im up for it

Topic by killmore231 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Photoshop showcase...

Thought it would be good to have a forum for showing off you photoshop work, be it advertising silly pictures or even actual art... Here's some of mine... there's too much for one forum though or I just got sick of uploading images... By the way the sig there was for a forum called sketchfx.co.uk that died but i was bored and came uip with this

Topic by killerjackalope 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

You really CAN rate your own ibles and forum topics!

Hey everybody! You heard right, it's true. Don't believe me?Go to one of your ibles or forum topics. Hover over the stars. I know, it says "sorry, you can't rate your own." Ignore that and click 5 stars. It shows up! Yay!

Topic by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Your Dream Game

Let's say that you have an idea for making a videogame. You are good with 3D software, designing, game flow, you are creative, and you are a programming GOD. What woud you dream game be? Would it be a simple arcade or a puzzle game? Or would it be a complex RPG or action game? Would it have a story? Are you even working on it now? Do you have artwork or ideas you wish to share? Remember-it is your dream game. It's whatever you want it to be.

Topic by MattGyver92 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

how to build my own computer?

I want to build my own computer?

Question by lacore 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to service my own vehicle?

How to fully service my vehicle on my own

Question by D.assassin 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Ideas For Improving Your Own Prosthesis

Hi, I've posted some of the innovations I've made to my own prosthesis and thought others wearers might be interested in ideas for making improvements on your own. Thanks!http://prostheticsolutions.bravehost.com

Topic by rrhouse 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

how to make my own sandblaster?

Question by gcpoliga 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago