Pen cannons

Cannons made of pens.

Topic by spartan711 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Pen spinning

When i was in 5th grade i thought of doing tricks with your pen or pencil. I am not claiming that i made pen spinning but I did think of the idea before they came out with the pens for pen spiniing.

Topic by Robot Lover 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Pen blanks

Will M.K.E.be sufficent for the polyesther resin for making pen blanks.i can not find M.K.E.P.locally.

Topic by TerryE39 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Digital pen

Can  an optical mouse be turned into a PC screen writing gadget or digital pen? Optical mouse have a low resolution camera. By using a software that coordinates what's being shown on the screen and a modified optical mouse, it could be possible to draw on the screen or turn this combination into a touch screen application.

Topic by oobi07 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Pen Guns

So I was browsing around the site trying to find a pen gun that looked like a normal pen well I was pretty devastated that not even one person could come up with one so I took the mission into my own hands. I wanted one that shot when clicked looked like a real pen yet had fair range is that so hard to ask? apparently but this past year at school I made a break through I made the pen gun of my dreams I will soon be posting an Ible' on it so please keep a look out for it . Will post pictures soon! thanks, Dp Mac

Topic by dp mac 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


A photoshop pen

Hi Lately while working in PS I noticed that I needed a way to freehand with a pen but couldn't afford a professional one.I was wondering if there was a way to make one on the cheap.This is what I'm talking about.https://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Picture-Frame/?ALLSTEPS

Topic by Commando Bunny 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


can anyone tell me how to make a clicking pen mechanism?

Would anyone be willing to tell me how to make a simple clicking pen mechanism?  my son & i thought it would be fun to insert them into various common household objects to use as novelty pens.  any suggestions would be appreciated!

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


The Assasilant

Made in about 10 minutes using a few common electrical components and some spraypaint. i just posted it to give some ideas constructive criticism is welcomed. Enjoy.

Topic by ilikepie=) 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hot Foil Pen / Hot Stamping Pen

Hello world, anyone know How to make a marking pen hot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OcIhV6syns Thank you geniuses Happy Holidays How How :)

Topic by howhow 5 years ago


Hot Foil Pen / Hot Stamping Pen? Answered

Hello everyone, anyone know How to make a marking pen hot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OcIhV6syns Thank you geniuses and Happy Holliday How How

Question by howhow 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Technical pens how long do they last?

I have some old technical pens I think more the 20 years old. The kind that you refill and take apart when you need to clean them. I was wondering if any one knows if its time to throw them in the trash? They are Staedtler Mars Matic ink pens. They came in 3 classic standard sizes in a plastic case. I did know how to clean them nicely but haven't used them in a while. So when I did go to use them it made a mess. So I cleaned them again and it didn't improve anything.  I was wondering if the plastic distorts after awhile? So what do you think? Thank you for your answer.  :)

Topic by Treasure Tabby 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Pen Gun Ideas

This is the place for all pen gun ideas. There are lots of Instructables on pen guns and this is where all concept ideas for the more sophisticated members of the pen artillery should be!

Topic by Purple Guy 8 years ago


HandMade Wooden Pen

Selling This Handmade Wooden Pen it is a Wall Street 3 Cocobola Wooden Pen for $25.00 (Can pay by PalPal)

Topic by WallaceGavin 6 years ago


make a rose pen?

Question by bhailey39 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Digital table pens

Has anyone thought about making their own pen/airbrush for digital tablets? Was wondering if anyone had suggestions / advise / &/or an instructable that they would share. thanks

Topic by Lord_Pruitt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Ball point pens

Does anyone have any ideas about refilling a favourite ballpoint pen with ink? I have thought about using a syringe, but the ink is too thin. Before anyone asks, I can't just buy a replacement refill for the pen as they stopped making them.

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


Pen-shooting things

I can't think of a better topic to inaugurate the (occasionally dangerrous) Things You Can (but probably shouldn't) Make At School group than the topic of things that shoot (or fling) pens, like the thing that I made that is in the picture.

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


Enclosed horse pen? Answered

I am looking for a cheap and relatively simple design for an enclosed horse pen ( like pictrured below). the pen is already exsisting and we just need to build a roof for it. the diameter is 29 feet and the roof will need to be able to support up to 3 feet of snow or be angled enough that snow can flow off. Nmearly anything helps Thanks, Zach

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


Need a spy pen

I have searched everywhere, and cannot find a DIY spy pen ANYWHERE... I want it to have built in storage. Really I just need to know how to make a tiny camera set up, so I can put it in different housings. Really want it soon though. Thanks.

Question by Tuckoguy 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Dip Pen Wands

Hey guys and girls. I have been developing indestructible for a while and think some of the projects have had the potential to make cash but the dip pen wand stood out as something which really doesn't exist anywhere else. I wanted to learn more about kickstarter (the crowd funding platform) so decided to launch the project with the small goal of the cost of materials.  It has been doing really well so far. I wondered if anyone from the fantastic instructables community would like to check it out. If you like it it would help me out if you backed it or shared the project whilst its still running. and if you would like to know how to make your own dip pen wands then instructables is defiantly the place to be. .. Just a little while after the kickstarter has run.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/world-of-woodcraft/dip-pen-and-wand-dippenwand-for-the-magic

Topic by world of woodcraft 2 years ago


Course for 3D pen

Hi,everyone:I am a teacher in primaly school in china,work as teaching 3D and arduino . Do you knowing of the course for 3D printing pen and arduino for primaly school sthdent, where can I to get it? I would like to make friends with someone who works as a maker education. if you do so,please pencil your contact method to me.Thank you!

Topic by 378621421 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Pen and paper RPG??????

I saw something a while ago.  I thought it was rather peculiar, and looked fun at the same time.  I looked it up, but I couldn't figure out what exactly you needed.  I mean, it said a whole bunch of stuff about game masters, game books, finding stuff in pockets, bashing down doors, and the like.       What do I need, and, more importantly, how exactly would one start one?      The books are also what I am wondering about.

Question by eulaliaaaa! 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Pen and Paper RPG

I saw something a while ago.  I thought it was rather peculiar, and looked fun at the same time.  I looked it up, but I couldn't figure out what exactly you needed.  I mean, it said a whole bunch of stuff about game masters, game books, finding stuff in pockets, bashing down doors, and the like.       What do I need, and, more importantly, how exactly would one start one?      The books are also what I am wondering about.

Topic by eulaliaaaa! 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Revolutionary Pen Idea

This morning I had an idea. Last night I was dissassembling a huge bagful of insulin pumps (my cousin is a diabetic and he uses them, cleans them, and gives them to me to take the guts out of them) and in them I keep the springs, casing, and insulin resevoirs... (I ALWAYS throw those horrid needles away; I don't want to get stuck with one) I had an idea looking at the resevoirs... I wanted an ink pen that could write/draw in ANY color ink with the turn of a dial, adjustment of a slide, etc.. anyway, I have about fifty of these resevoir things (they have little pistons in them) and I was curious if there was a way to reach my goal. Should I use red, blue, yellow ink, or should I use magenta, cyan, and yallow? Do I have to make the inks myself, or could I drain them from printer cartriges? Should I use only primary colors, or secondary colors as well?

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


Lost Pen tablet pen, Is it possible to build one ? Answered

  This is my pen tablet  Here  and its model name is iball WP 4030 find it on manufactures site . I lost pen. I found its using electromagnetic technology. Is it possible to build that pen ? (cordless digital stylus pen with a pen tip and two barrel buttons, what are these how does these things work ?)

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


Welcome to Pens ands Inks

Welcome to the group. I hope you are up for the challenge of making your own pens ands inks. I hope to distribute some sort of prize at some point for outstanding pens ands inks. Please feel free to say hi and share your thoughts anytime. Drew

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


disappearing ink pen hacks?

Best hack to use for diappearing ink pen?

Question by oz6220 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


microcontroller based pen drive? Answered

I had a question in my mind that a memory of a microcontroller can be used to save data and can be used as a pen drive.

Question by robot1398 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


tape camcorder to pen camcorder

Hey, i have a broken tape camcorder, it records but the tape record system is all screwed so i was wondering if theres a way to record to a pen instead of a tape.

Topic by terramoto 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


deleting a linux pen drive? Answered

Ok so through work i got a usb pen that updates a terminal upon insertion. i think it runs linux/unix or something like that im not so technical there. well we were told if we insert it into a windows pc it will mess it up. is this right and is there anyway of wiping the pen drive so i can put normal documents on it?

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


Digital pen or writting pad

Hi all, I am a translator by profession. So i need to type 30 pages of data per day.(approx: 3000 words). My language is Malayalam (Kerala, India). I need a device that looks like either a pen or a digital notepad . All i need is to write somewhere and my PC to detect it and display in text editor.. Is it possible with an infrared pen.?.Any help would be appreciated.  Regards Vinodvinu 

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


Instructable Idea: Glowing Pen

Okay, I had this great Idea for an Instructable that would turn a regular retractable ballpoint pen ( The ones you click to open), into one that would light up at the base, using an LED. The Problem is , I don't know how I would Put It together. If you have any ideas on how to do it or any help, you can post them all here. Any and all help is welcome and appreciated.

Topic by Creator75 9 years ago


Building a round pen (for horses)

Has anyone built one? I'd love to see an instructable showing the easiest, cheapest (yet safe and sturdy) way to get this done.

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



dose anybody have a pen gun that is affective and still looks like a pen?

We realize we are a ding breed, but we are looking for a good way to shoot small stuff out of a pen or pencil without looking suspicious beforehand.  like a spy thing or something like that, we like cheep and we can do complex.  any answers are appreciated

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


how to make ink pen roses?

How do you make ink pen roses that the kids make at school for their parents need instructions asap  for Valentines Day.    gizzy2125

Question by gizzy2125 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


is a pen gun better with or without a trigger?

I want to know if a pen gun is more powerful with or without a trigger? I added a trigger mechanism to some of my pen guns and it works like this:i drill a hole and put a nail stuck on a peg into it.Then i pull back the rubber bands and lock them on the nail.I just pull back the peg and that releases the rubberbands.

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


3D printing Pen …Suggestion please ?

Please suggest a 3D printing  pen if you have experience with any , leave a couple of lines on why you like your 3D printing Pen ... I just did a search on Amazon and came across about 9 Pens. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords;=3d+pen&tag;=googhydr-20&index;=aps&hvadid;=32509043311&hvpos;=1t1&hvexid;=&hvnetw;=g&hvrand;=18180289882747278711&hvpone;=&hvptwo;=&hvqmt;=b&hvdev;=c&ref;=pd_sl_39fyg66rgl_b Also post a link to a guide on selecting a 3D printing Pen , if you come across one .. Thanks

Topic by CJA3D 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Why are sharpie pens acid resistance? Answered

What's the chemical compound of the sharpie to make it acid resistance? Such as for PCB etching.

Question by nfarrow 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Should I use a flux pen? Answered

While soldering, some contacts don't want to take the solder even after heating it. I think some of them might be dirty. Could I use a no-clean flux pen like this to clean the contacts and also make soldering a little easier?

Question by Arya42 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3D Printing Pen ABS plastic

Hi there, So I've seen a lot of stuff online about 3D printing releasing what are potentially toxic fumes, and I'm wondering how this transfers over to 3D pens?  We are looking to use them for workshops for kids, and there have been some concerns about it, so I'm just looking to see if anyone can point me in the direction of some info? All I can find is about 3D printing, and I can't imagine that using a 3D pen for half an hour on and off is the same as printing a whole object fume wise? Thanks!

Topic by sb9 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Pen gun nerf mod collaboration

While searching Instructables, I have found an Instructable about the infamous Pen Shooter. I have thought of a way to convert this to a Nerf dart shooter (I think) but I have not got the materials to make it, so I don't know that it will work. I would like it if somebody who has the materials could collaborate with me on this project, and help me make it an Instructable. Materials needed: Texta Rubber band String Glue CPVC or brass pipe (barrel mod materials) If someone wants to collaborate, I will PM you back with the method. Thanks, Chaoszerom

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


Pen that uses blood for its ink

This massive custom pen uses blood for ink. Stick the syringe in your arm, draw some blood, and load it up to start writing your Poe-inspired masterpiece.I've gotten much better at having blood drawn and it doesn't bother me now, but I don't know if I could take some of my own. I'd love to feel how well it writes, though.Only the first minute of this video is worth watching. The rest is just more writing.Note: This is not me and since there's no proof that's blood (watch the editing), I think this is more of a concept and is using red ink. via Core77

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


horizontally mounted LCD for pen/touchscreen.

Hey, I'm looking for an LCD mount with a gooseneck. I'd like for the mount to be able to put the lcd panel flat down on the desktop for pen/touchscreen applications and back up vertical for the typical uses. I'm currently searchng www.rammount.com, but would prefer something a little... slicker. Thanks!

Topic by lonejeeper 11 years ago


The course for 3D printing pen and arduino

Hi,everyone:I am a teacher in primaly school in china,work as teaching 3D and arduino . Do you knowing of the course for 3D printing pen and arduino for primaly school student, where can I to get it? I would like to make friends with someone who works as a maker education. if you do so,please pencil your contact method to me.Thank you!

Topic by 378621421 1 year ago


How can I fix an old ball point pen?

How can I fix a ball point pen that doesn't work any more?

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


does anyone know how to make a shock pen?

Question by creezy17 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can someone build a pen gun srong enough to break glass

Question by robo man 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Solder Pen instead of standard solder iron .? Answered

I had an idea about making a pen that writes solder not ink i searched for it and i found that it has been made this year but i'm thinking about making my own version maybe of wood link for the solder pen : http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/07/01/faux-pen/ if you have an idea please share it here

Question by aessam1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Broad-tip calligraphy pen form skewer? Answered

I'm wondering if you can make a calligraphy pen from a bamboo skewer. Gratias, josh1324

Question by josh1324 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago