Instructables podcast

Who here thinks instructables needs a weekly podcast? Any ideas or anything?

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Instructables Podcast

I'd love to see U-Boat do an instructables podcast to go along with, or even as an audio/visual substitute for the weekly featured projects email. Even a slideshow of main steps photos with a voice-over would be awesome!

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Instructables Podcast

SoftwareTech here with a forum topic: Should Instructables have a daily/weekly podcast? Hopefully if enough people say yes, then hopefully it will. Lets go for the audio podcast approach first.Leave any comments  for topics and ideas and remember, don't be rude, abusive, or down right nasty. Also check out my profile for all my Instructables. Please rate, subscribe, and comment. SoftwareTech Signing Out

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K'nex Podcast

So some of us decided to make a podcast talking about K'nex guns and the K'nex community.Listen to it here:Episode OneLink to original thread.

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Instructables podcast?

So I know this idea has been floating around for a while. I want to try to put this into action.However, in here I will be telling you guys what I plan to do... I know killerjackalope, =smart=, and others were doing this. This is only a proposal, in part with them...? Well, for the show. I can be one of the host. That's right, only one. Along with a few 'regulars' and the Instructables crew. Then, we'd let the viewers, and community do this,too. We'd get everyone to videotape a small portion, or segment, of the show. Then get someone, with nice video editing skills, to blend it all together. So tell me what you think?Eric said yes. We are allowed to move forward.Everyday you can email me at mg0930mg@yahoo.com, im me at mg0930mg on aim, or reach me on skype at mikeyg0930Where are the meetings held? Skype. Download it hereWhens the next meeting? or meeting schedule? On Wendsday, 6 p.m. est on skype. The one after will be on Friday, 7 p.m. est. Email me if you can't make it.Will the podcast be weekly or monthly? It will most likely be monthly,for now. Maybe, we can have our first one out near Christmas time.Who minds if their face is on camera? W'burg.Who can help edit this? No one?Know anyone who wants to help? Tell them.

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Podcast time

Okay its podcasting timeSo we are going to get organizedFirst off, there will be a meeting on Sunday 6pm EstA link will be sent to those who are interestedSecondly, we would like to be organized into categoriesI will list them below, please state the one(s) you would wish to be inTalents - those who will be in the podcast.....Video - Those who will appear on camera.....Audio - Those who will only talkEditing - those who can edit video..........ChickenOther - Will submit randomly, stories, facts, interviews..........smart - anything..........Adrian - writing and such..........Bumpus..........RocketIf you feel like a category is missing, just say so

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Instructables Podcast

ShadyLogic and I have chatted for a couple of years about doing some sort of podcast, but we could never nail down exactly what we wanted to do. We've finally managed to come up with an idea that excites both of us, and more importantly isn't a podcast we've ever heard someone else do. In addition to this, Instructables is sadly without any sort of official podcast and we'd like to remedy that. With all of this in mind, we thought a podcast all about brainstorming projects would be fun! Instructables is all about the projects and the people behind those projects. Now while the projects on this site are amazing, We've met a lot of people throughout the years who didn't think they had a good enough idea for an instructable, were unable to push through a builders block (is there a phrase for that, a writers block for makers?), or just had the very basics to an idea that they needed to flesh out with someone. We want to be there for you, and bring those ideas out. Our hope is that this will not only introduce some people to our brainstorming process, but will inform people to different methods and techniques for creating things. We know there is an Answers section on the website, but the intention of that is for questions that have answers to them. The questions we plan on tackling here don't necessarily have a right answer, and if they did, we probably wouldn't find it. Wilgubeast was nice enough to present us with a question to practice on, and you can listen to that below and see what you think. This is something Jake and I are planning on doing every week, but we'll need your support to continue. What we need: Questions, problems, musings, goals, etc. Anything you'd like to share that you wouldn't mind us talking about in a very public space. We'd like to tackle different issues people might have and see what sense we can make out of them. It can be a project that you're working on, such as how to attach two things together or something you'd only just started thinking about making and want to hear some tactics for moving forward. We'll pick a few questions every week and do our best to hash out any issues that we run into while discussing them. You can post any questions or quandaries in this forum topic for next weeks recording. We hope you like the idea, as we're very excited to present it to you. Attached you'll find the pilot question for the Instructables Podcast: How Do I? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update 1: Well, unfortunately it looks like we spoke to soon. Jake and I really wanted to do this, but it looks like our schedules just won't allow us the time. Between living in different countries, graduate school and full time work, we just weren't able to to line up our schedules. We were hoping we squared this away with our practice rounds, but it seems we weren't quite thorough enough. Neither of us wants to try to do something like this if we can't stick to any kind of schedule, so we thought it would be better to nix it now before it progressed too far. We apologize if we got anyone's hopes up. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update 2: And now it appears I've lied to you. Jake and I put our heads together, remapped out our schedules and we found that we should be able to manage to do this so long as we put the podcast out on Fridays. I hope this works for everyone! Thank you for bearing with us as we figured this out!

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old podcasts

Just out of curiosity, how do you get some of the older podcasts for makezine's weekend projects? It stops at the zombie one. I just want them on my ipod and I don't want to download each one individually and convert all of them.

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Instructables on the YarnCraft Podcast!

Eric and I visited Lion Brand Yarn headquarters in NYC, and chatted with Liz from the YarnCraft podcast!Check us out on YarnCraft episode 6! Our segment runs from 8:42 to 24:45.

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How to podcast on Itunes?

There are a few "How to Podcast" ibles, but none tell you how to get it on Itunes. I think I've managed to do it, but it still hasn't shown up on Itunes yet. Anyone want to make a video-Instructable? As just telling people what to do wasn't very helpful.

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Instructables Podcast Update...

I wanted to take a minute to thank the people here in the forums who listened to the podcast Jake and I put out, for giving us feedback and sending us questions. It was really helpful and a lot of fun. Unfortunately the response from the community here doesn't seem to really want a podcast, and that's okay. To the four of you who might have enjoyed it, Jake and I have set up our own space for the podcast, and will continue publishing them outside of Instructables. We both love Instructables, and we'll still reference it a ton in the podcast, but we felt that the podcast might be better served by venturing out on its own. I also don't really want to clutter up the forums with my nonsense. I didn't get a chance to post last weeks episode here, but it was a really good one that pulled questions from the forums on Makezine, and this week we ventured into guns and 3D printing. You can find all of our current and future episodes on our website, subscribe to our rss feed, through iTunes, and I'm sure there's a couple other places you can find us (Zune marketplace anyone?). It was a lot of fun testing the waters of our podcast here, and we really appreciate Instructables staff letting us do it. I hope those of you who enjoyed the podcast will follow us over to the new space and keep listening. Thanks for the support, and have fun!

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My DIY site got interviewed on the survial podcast tommorow

My DIY disaster preparedness project site is the subject of tomorrows interview on the Suvivalpodcast.com radio show.  We are going to talk about the DIY mindset, how DIY'ers keep on track, problems and benefits of DIY, as well as talk about diy lessons I learned from inmates when I worked in the corrections field. I think it will be interested to those who DIY, or are interested in disaster preparedness.  my site is tngun.com, and the show is survivalpodcast.com the show will be on at 11 central, but you can also get it on iTunes, or download it from the site.

Topic by Daves Homestead 


TWIT.TV: Make Mag, Maker Faire, Boing Boing, etc discussed.

The first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, John C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Winner of "People's Choice Podcast" and "Best Technology Podcast" in the 2005 People's Choice Podcast Awards. Released every Sunday at midnight Pacific.The pod cast is at TWIT.TV - link - And the "death of.....(newspapers, radio, etc.)

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How do you add a video/pod cast to a Forum? Answered

I have a forum and want to know how can I add a podcast or videocast to it. To see the froum go to www.vinalopotrader.freeforums.org I now want to interact with my forum members, is this possible? Thank you in advance. David.

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How to get my podcast listed on iTunes? My RSS feed is complete and accurate, but Apple denied my request to be listed.

Podcast is at ShipReport.net and the RSS feed is http://shipreport.net/ShipReport.xml This works fine when loaded manually into iTunes. When I request to be listed on the iTunes Store, Apple suggests that I use a podcasting service instead. Does anyone have a specific suggestion about how to get listed on the iTunes Store?

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How do I convert an mp4 file to mp3? Answered

I wanted to convert a few podcasts that I've downloaded into songs. I would buy the song, but he only had a podcast of it.(Langhorne Slim- Worries) So how do I convert it into mp3 for easy listening? And I don't want to download anything to have to accomplish this.

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Why is it whenever I want to download podcasts to my ipod nano from i tunes it will only receive two of the 7 podcasts?

So, I have a radical pink shiny i pod nano & I have always downloaded podcasts to it but then I decided to lie of the podcasts so I deleted them all. Now I am back into the podcast thing and I am trying to sync podcasts to my rad i pod but it will only recieve 2 of them. I know that my gigabytes are not all taken up and I am getting SO infuriated!

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Instructables Podcast 003: Spring Cleaning

Would you like some advice on a project your working on? Perhaps you'd like a few ideas from a new source? You can comment here or email us at howdoi@instructables.com This week we didn't receive any questions, but that's not going to stop us. After spending several hours in the forums, I found twenty questions and let Jake pick numbers at random to see what we'd talk about. It was a lot of fun, but we prefer questions from all of you, so please don't be shy. You can listen to or download the episode below, listen over at archive.org or check it out at our homepage: download Resources: 12 - Remote Controlled LED -Field of Florescent Tubes -XBee's don't connect to the internet, they communicate with other XBee's. -An Ethernet Shield however, can do that! 04 - Automatic Electronic Cat Tail -Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears -Shippo A cat tail that neither of us knew about when we were doing our talk. -EEG -ECG -DIY versions of EEG and ECG 18 - Gradually Brightening Alarm Clock -There's a few really good examples of this already being done. 05 - Solar Watch Winder -I found two separate videos to demonstrate how watch winders actually work. -Two homemade watch winders -A discussion on Sparkfun's forums on how to make a watch winder. 13 - Shoe Carousel -Something we didn't even think about -Perhaps you'd like to see a patent. -You could also see how other systems are made, and see if you can repurpose them for yourself. 16 - Homemade Air Brush -A couple of homemade airbrushes. -How Atomizer Nozzle's work 08 - Fireplace Soot -Creosote 17 - Ball of flame -Poofer -Flash Cotton/Nitrocellulose -Penn and Teller talking about danger in magic (link contains strong language). -Vortex Fire Ball

Topic by StumpChunkman 


can you play podcasts on a 2nd generation iPod nano?

Right now I'm kind of mad I got this shiny 2nd generation iPod nano About...one year ago and today I went to apple.com to see if it was first or second generation or something along those lines. So I look on the site and to my surprise apple dose not even list my ipod as one of the current items apple is selling. Kind of in the same manner a group of schoolchildren shun or banish if you will;the children that they label as malcoms or something. And this made me mad. so I go back to the oringial reason of my post can you play podcasts on my 2nd generation iPod nano? because my friend told me you could. and if you can howwould you download them onto the ipod to begeain with? thank you so much.

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It would be a great idea if instructables published a podcast

Instructables could publish a podcast with new instructables,news from the contests and others every day,week,month (I prefer every day)

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how to get a video podcast form instructables??

I want to view instructables in miro or itunesps: sorry my english! soy Chileno y aqui hablamos español.

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Audio mixer phones vs main out settings

My friend and I have started podcasting, and I am learning as I go. One this we want to do is commentary tracks. Our current setup works but I want to move to an audio mixer and connect the main out to my behringer UC222. For this we need to hear ourselves and the movie audio via the headphones but only capture the mics on the main out. Can I make this happen by running the movie audio line as PFL with the fader(slider) at 0?

Question by Sparkytastic 


Audacity: to download or not?

I am looking to record music on a piece of free software, and export to CDs so I can make a sample tape, and also I would like to have something to record a backing track for my guitar solo competition. I am interested in making podcasts too, and this looks like a good program for it. Would you recommend Audacity? I've used it before at school for podcasts, and I have heard excellent things about it. I am 95% sure, but is there any free audio editing software that you would reccomend over audacity? I am using windows vista home premium by the way.

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Can anyone recommend a phone to use and record (for podcasts) open conference calls?

I've got to find a good, if possible not too expensive either, phone that I can use to have and record conference discussions which I can then podcast out. Can anyone recommend anything? Thanks!  

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Podcast: CA Rule casts Shade on Solar Panels

Day to Day, October 27, 2008 Solar panels are this season's must-have construction accessory in Southern California. But there's a regulatory roadblock. Green boosters say one more state rule needs to change if solar is going to be anything bigger than a flash in the pan....Link to Podcast download

Topic by Goodhart 


Instructables Podcast Vol. 1 - Build a Greener Life: Robbtoberfest

Part of Instructables' mission is to inspire our community to create and share great projects. We do this though contests, theme months, and challenges that are seasonally appropriate, part of a bigger cultural trend, or simply areas where we want to see more great Instructables. This year we've decided that our overarching theme will be "Green."To kick off our Green theme of 2009, comes the first in a series of podcasts from Instructables featuring just some of the outstanding projects and authors on the site. In this first episode, titled "A Greener Life," we talk to Instructables community member Robbtoberfest, whose eco-friendly projects represent exactly the kind of DIY green ingenuity we love to inspire and share at Instructables.

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Instructables Podcast 004: A Bit of Chemistry and More Cleanup

Would you like some advice on a project your working on? Perhaps you'd like a few ideas from a new source? You can comment here or email us at howdoi@instructables.com This week we received a really interesting question from Goodhart about where to find, hard to find lab equipment. From there we decided to finish up some of the remaining forum topics left over from last week. You can listen to or download the episode below or over at archive.org: download Resources: I've decided that I only want to have one location for resources, so that I can update them as needed, and I don't have to try to go between three seperate websites and keep them all up to date. From here forward, all the resources for our podcasts will be housed at our website as opposed to the forums. There are additional reasons for this, and if you're curious, I'd be happy to let you know. Otherwise, you should go check out the links, and there's a bunch of good ones this week!

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Instructables Podcast 001: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

A Day Late and a Dollar Short. Here is the inaugural episode of the Instructables Podcast: How Do I? We received a lot of what we referred to as housekeeping questions that we felt we should just take care of straight away to get them out in the open. We hope those lay out more clearly what we're doing, and what we're hoping for. We had a two technical glitches where Jake's mic was cutting him off in case you're curious why there's some weird buzzing/cut noises mid way into the file. The two questions we received dealt with adding smoke or sparks to toys and creating vehicles that are powered by the wind. A few references from this episode: Make your own hackerspace/makerspace: http://makeamakerspace.wordpress.com/ http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/ http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2012/11/12/how-to-start-a-hackerspace/ Pope Smoke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf0gCterxVo Sailing Lingo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacking_(sailing) Jake and I both had songs we thought would be fun to have as an intro or outro and in the end I just made the decision to use a loop from Garageband (as it was on my computer). It's free, no one is going to get angry, and if something else comes up in the future, we can always update. We're incredibly unprofessional, as you'll gather from our introductions and closings. We might get better at that as we go along, but I don't expect that's going to happen. As it happens, I absolutely love our opening/closing remarks, but that might just be me. You can listen to or download the episode below, listen over at archive.org or check it out at our homepage: download For next weeks episode: If you have any questions (or feedback) you'd like us to field in next weeks podcast, please leave them in the comments below or PM me and we'll do our best to include it!

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Instructables Podcast 002: A Lot of Pressure, and a Sharp Tug

Welcome to our second episode! Would you like some advice on a project your working on? Perhaps you'd like a few ideas from a new source? You can comment here or email us at howdoi@instructables.com In this episode we discuss some of the projects we're working on, take care of some more housekeeping, and do a bit of brainstorming! Enjoy the episode and enjoy the resources! You can listen to or download the episode below, listen over at archive.org or check it out at our homepage: download Resources: From our Builds: -Learning Electronics: littleBits, Snap Circuits and LogicBlocks. -How to build a food dehydrator 3D Modeling: -Jake's instructable on building his action figure -Find 3D models: 123D, Thingiverse, Blender -Create 3D models: 123D, SketchUp Books and such: -Awesome Prop Building Forum -David J. Gingery: Build your own Metal Working Shop from Scratch -O'Reilly and Make -Kenn Amdahl: There Are No Electrons: Electronics For Earthlings Other: -Chainsaw bike Sharp Tugs: -Hammer on a revolver: From How Stuff Works, scroll down to "How Revolves Work" and click on the flash animation -Bass drum pedal -Rubber band gun -Mini Crossbow (thank you again How Stuff Works) Steam Power: -Steampunk Motorcycle -Very basic guide to steam engines -Tesla Turbine -Tea Pot Steam Engine (click on "How Steam Engines Work" for pdf) -Pop Pop Boat (also, I know what I'm getting Jake for his next birthday) If you'd like us to discuss one of your questions, please email us at howdoi@instructables.com or comment below.

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homemade mixer? Answered

I need to build a homemade audio mixer for a podcast i am makeing

Question by dooj   |  last reply


Anyone want to learn electronics?

A while ago I was going to start an electronic tutorial video podcast, but that took too much effort to make everything professional looking and well thought out.  I want to retackle this project by having a video whenever i feel like it (at least 1 a week) answering questions that people ask or just want a video on because people generally learn better via video than reading some boring text :P  Also, this podcast isn't going to be editted or anything, because all of that stuff just takes away all of the fun and just becomes boring. So, in short, I'm going to start an improvised video podcast answering people's questions to the best of my abilities. Anyone have any questions that they would like to have answered?

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The Final Life

 My friends and I are creating a new place for news, podcasts, and reviews on video games. We are currently building the website and are trying to get content up and rolling. We are open to anyone that would like to help get the site up and running. If you are interested send me a message, or visit the site and click on the "help wanted section". Also, if you could take a look at the website and tell me what you think and what we should do differently that would be great. Thanks! The website is: www.thefinallife.com

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And now we present the IGNobel peace prizes

Ig Nobels Salute Stranger Side Of Science:Audio for this story will be available at approx. 6:00 p.m. ETTalk of the Nation , November 28, 2008 - What do studies on potato chips, puzzle-solving slime mold and jumping fleas have in common? Each was awarded an Ig Nobel prize this year by the editors of the humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research.Annals editor Mark Abrahams serves as the emcee of this broadcast of the awards ceremony. Abrahams is author of The Man Who Tried to Clone Himself.The LINK to the IGnobel podcast from NPR

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Make Mag was on PBS radio show: I found the PodCast... Michael Feldman's Whadayaknow, AND they mentioned American Maker in Chicago (the first of a trend?)

Michael Feldman's What do you know? Featured an interview with Mr. Jalopy, of Make Mag fame. I am sorry I don't have a link yet (they haven't posted it podcast yet). Michael Feldman's ''What do you know'' at www.notmuch.comAmerican Maker in Chicago Here it is !!!! Hour 2 (I think this is Part 3)...about 7 minutes into the broadcast...the interview scroll down to the 2 hour show.....:07 - Guest interview with Mr. Jalopy, a leader in the Maker Movement. How do you deal with the disappointment of failure and how to soldier on to succeed and making. What would Mr. Jalopy like to see? He'd like to see things he buys not glued shut. You can't tinker when it's glued shut and you don't really "own" it.

Topic by Goodhart   |  last reply


Offering Cheap Website & Hosting for Fundraiser

Need a custom website? How about $150 then $40 a year? I'm down to the wire attempting to raise additional money for my trip to LA to cover the Series Finale of We're Alive for our Podcast the We're Alive FanCast on the MickRed Network. http://werealive.mickred.com/downloads/custom-website/ I can even embed your Instructables on your website. Thanks  MrRedBeard

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UK Goofy Golf National Championships....

Only A Game's Karen Given recently traveled to Hastings on the southern coast of England for the World Crazy Golf Championships to explore the sport of crazy golf, the U.K.'s version of mini-golf. Click here to see more pictures from the wacky tournament. You may download the podcast of the show from here.Link to the News Post "Only a Game"

Topic by Goodhart   |  last reply


NASA snowflake and garland contest - ends December 22nd

Just wanted to share a contest that a NASA blog is doing for papercraft - they're looking for space-themed paper snowflakes and garlands, and the winners will get a prize pack of NASA goodies. The full details and rules are here: http://astrophysics.gsfc.nasa.gov/outreach/podcast/wordpress/index.php/2010/12/01/contest-let-it-snow-paper-snowflakes/ The contest ends on December 22nd at 11:59PM EST, so there are a few days left to enter!

Topic by saramwrap 


How to improve my public speaking and interviewing skills? Answered

Much to my surprise I've been doing a fair number of media interviews lately. (TV, radio, podcast)  I'm not really happy with the way that I sound.  I either sound a bit scatterbrained or uncertain.  I meander, give run-on sentences, finish different sentences than I start, etc.  This happens even if I get the questions in advance. Usually the interviews are taped and the editors work hard to make me sound coherent, but even then my speech is full of pauses, "um"s and "ah"s.  I'd like to break myself of the habit.  So any hints, tips, ways to practice and/or relax more?

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Ghosts in the machine?

If anyone here has seen Irobot ( which you must have to be on instructables ) are familliar with the line "ghosts in the machine" which basically means there are always thigns/ functions we cannot explain. What do you think about this, how long until we make machines that truly "think for themselves, and can strategize to overthrow us. Recently in a podcast i listened to, the host talked about a robot that was created, and could "think" for itself. It has already though up and tested it's own theories. ( a bit scary ) Basically the point of metioning this, is to help people realize we have already taken the first step. Now the question is, how long until we outdo ourselves, end up in virtual worlds and the earth is one giant farm that the robots use to farm us for power?

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Free offline RPG?

Does anybody know of any free offline RPGs? It has to be offline be cause I mostly want one so I have something to do while I download my podcasts (can't play games online and download at the same time). Also, I would like it to not be really gay.My friend plays a game called Conquer Online, I thought it might be fun to play, but it's an MMORPG, the key word being online, so I can't play it, because I'm on dial-up and I get disconnected all the time. I guess I'm looking for something similar to that.I know I'm kind of asking a lot of a free, offline game, but I can't play online ones.KTHXBAI

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Eyeball Yarn

Though I dearly love eyelash yarn, this eyeball yarn takes the cake.It's vitreous humor, from insubordiknit.com:Ever wish you had eyes on the back of your head? Well now you can have them all over your head, bwahahaha...or your neck...or wherever you choose to don your knitted eyeball item.Five colorways of handpainted merino wool with scads of handdyed tussah silk noils, soysilk, organic cotton and ingeo then corespun the yarn thick and thin, poofy and tight, so that it would resemble a mass of muscley eye innards. Spun in, nice and tight, are 13-15 hand felted eyeballs Note -- these are NOT plied in or tied in! They are spun in, part of the actual yarn.They seem to have a podcast too, and promise more background on this yarn in the 4th episode.

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Instructables on NPR's Here & Now 11/24/2008!

I had an interview on Tuesday with Robin Young of NPR's Here & Now, a daily newsmagazine show from WBUR in Boston. It should air on Monday or Tuesday next week just before Thanksgiving - I'll post an update when they send me the exact date.The theme was Thanksgiving, so we talked about Thanksgiving calculators, spreadsheets and Gantt charts, and turkey tek's awesome pies, desserts, and gravy fountain. The book got a mention, too! Now we'll see what makes the cut from a 30-minute interview to a 5-minute clip for the show.The show is carried on these stations, and of course you can always listen to the podcast on the web.Update: the segment aired Monday, November 24. Listen on-line here!More news and press about Instructables here.

Topic by canida   |  last reply


Need help with power supplies

I've been reading about electronics for a while and watching the Make podcast and I've finally started making my own projects. Anyway I have some cordless tools with 3 extra batteries but only one of them still takes a charge. So I thought it would be cool if I could put a power supply in one of my dead batteries so that I could plug it into the wall. I've been looking around my garage and thrift stores for a wall wart that would get the job done (the batteries are 19.2V Craftsman batteries I think they pull about 2000ma) but the closest I've been able to find is an old laptop power cord has a DC output of 19v and 3.9amps. So I'm not sure if that will work or if the extra amps will burn out my tools or something. Does anyone know if it would work? If not how can I dial down the amps?

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What materials will work best to make a phone sleeve that won't activate a capacitive screen?

I have an old phone that I use just for listening to podcasts. Sometimes my leg will activate the screen while I have it in my pocket, and it will start playing audio, or will take other actions like deleting episodes I haven't listened to! I also sometimes touch the screen when taking it out of my pocket. I want to make a sleeve for it that will keep this from happening. I've tried putting different materials over the screen and tapping them to see if they resist the touch, but they aren't working. So far, I've tried paper and silicone-coated sticker backing paper. I also suspect that cotton cloth won't work, because my leg affects the screen through the fabric of my pocket lining. What other materials should I try?

Question by yoyology   |  last reply


Awesome stuff you can do with high-speed internet?

So I recently thought up the idea that I can get free high speed internet at the computers at the public library in town (I can only get dial-up at my house). I have to ride my bike a few kilometers to get into town but I can get like 100 KB/s!! Gah, I wish I'd thought of this a long time ago. When I went in yesterday I just downloaded a bunch of crap. I got 60 MB of stuff, mostly podcasts, in about ten minutes. That would've taken me over five hours to get on my dial-up. But is there any thing else that I should try, other than just downloading a buttload of stuff? I've never had broadband, so I'm kinda just dumbfounded by the possibilities.

Topic by Aeshir   |  last reply


Hulu App For Iphone!

Big news for the iPhone and iPod touch owners! Hulu is finally developing an app for the iPhone.From cNet news...Silicon Alley Insider is reporting that a dedicated Hulu application is indeed on its way to the iPhone and should be here in just a few months.SAI says the application will work over Wi-Fi and AT&T;'s 3G network, meaning that users will be able to view programming anywhere with a fast data connection.Rumors suggesting that an iPhone-friendly version of Hulu swirled around this time last year, however, they predated the launch of the App Store, and Hulu flat-out denied that one was being worked on.This time around, though, it's far more plausible, with the upcoming iPhone OS 3.0 software update, which lets developers bake streaming media into their applications. For Hulu, this means that the advertising could be stuck into the mobile stream and that users would be able to watch videos without leaving the application.One of the things that keep this rumor from holding water is that Hulu is in direct competition with Apple's iTunes business. Users of Hulu can watch ad-supported, full-length television shows and movies on their personal computers for free, instead of paying Apple to download a copy for offline viewing.If such an app were available on the iPhone, it would also offer portable TV and movie watching, something not yet offered in Apple's own mobile iTunes app, which is limited to video podcasts. In past instances of this, the company has simply denied applications such as Podcaster from making it through the app approval process, only to launch it as a first party feature later on.On the other hand, some of Hulu's competitors have already gotten a foot in the door, including Joost and CBS-owned TV.com, which has its own iPhone application that streams in content in chunks. In addition, Google's YouTube, whose application comes preinstalled on the iPhone, has recently reached an agreement with major studios, including Sony Pictures, Lions Gate Entertainment, and CBS (publisher of CNET News), to offer visitors full-length TV shows and feature films.If Hulu can't manage to pull off getting advertisements in the stream, using this system, it would be fairly simple to force users to sit through advertisements between clips.Link.

Topic by Gjdj3 


A Discussion and Breakdown of Opinions and Controversy Within The Community

So I had this dumb idea that a few of us "KI"ers, as you call us, could have a fruitful and interesting discussion based on several topics through an audio AMA-type format.  The idea is that you guys post a bunch of questions below, and we answer and elaborate as we see fit after a week or so, putting all the discussion in a nice, short 30-ish minute podcast.  If you're interested in hearing us talk about whatever, whether it be our taste in mechanics, or what happened with KI, or even how you guys feel about us, let us know below and we'll see how this goes.  Again, I aim to approach this with a semi-serious and thoughtful tone, so it's not just going to be 30 minutes of us saying "lol those ibles guys are so silly" and such nonsense. I don't expect much to come out of this, but if we have some fun or start a fluid conversation, it'll be worth it.

Topic by Mepain   |  last reply


Knife concealment??

OK, i was wondering about how to conceal a knife, and i remember listening to Nocturnal podcast by Scott Sigler, and one of the gangsters had a knife in his shoe. i was wondering if i could hide a knife in my shoe like this:1. put the knife under that removable pad in the shoe.2. cut a hole in the back of the shoe that looks like this:|..................... | |_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |......................|dont mind the periods, they are just place markers.3. tie a string (fishing line) to one of the holes in the back of the handle, run the line through the above hole in the back of the shoe. 4. drill a hole in a quarter and tie the string to the quarter, then stick it in your pocket. when you need the knife, grab the quarter from your pocket, lift your leg with the shoe and knife, then pull it out. the way you cut it, the flaps will open and the knife will slide out, but will stay closed all other times. could someone please make an instructable on this, or tell me if it would work by testing it out?

Topic by A.C.E.   |  last reply


In-car computer (PC)

I want to put a PC in my car as a media source for music/podcasts, movies for the kids, park and surf at hotspots, etc. Has anyone done this? I have an older laptop that I can use/sacrifice, or should I get a small pc case? Things I want to do: #Can I hook it up to the "key on" power to boot when I start the car. #The laptop battery is weak and only gives power to the laptop for a few minutes (about 15 minutes then just enough to shut down) #Disconnect and relocate the screen or install a touch screen #Roof-mount (magnetic base) hi gain wi-fi antenna #the in dash stereo has RCA/mini-jack inputs for sound #I'm good with cars and computers. I can replace an axle as easily as a hard drive. I'm not afraid of getting greasy or soldering on boards. In other words, I believe I am up for the challenge Any help or advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. peace, Scott

Topic by peacelover222   |  last reply


Are We Just Machines?

OK, I was listening to a podcast a while ago, and I heard some thing quite surprising! What one researcher said is that our brain prepares us to do something 7 seconds before we actually think of it. WOW! So basically, our brain is ahead by 7 seconds. To me and some people it rally challenges the concept of free will, are we really just machines that work on instinct, of course, if our brain was really in control, how could we start to research about this. If our brain is so much ahead of us, would it really let us figure it out, or do we actually control our brain. Will it get to the point where our brains develop too much and start to control us, causing us to do things against our will? Scary thought isn't it? Just think, 7 seconds ago you were ready to read this!One more thing, Goodhart posted this link, anyone interested in this topic should read it.http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2005/02/18

Topic by XOIIO   |  last reply