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oil press

Hey guys, I really would like to make an oil press (olive oil etc).  Now this seems to me to be something that is very makeable (could be wrong), something that doesn't need to be expensive as they currently are to buy?   has anyone made one that they can chuck me a link or want to try make one?  think it would be a pretty cool thing to add to the instructables community.  thanks.

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Button pressed

Hello guys this is a weird question but do you know a way that i can calculate the time while i press a button on my keyboard

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Instructables in the press

Instructables is in the press again, this time as a recommended website in the UK's Simply Knitting magazine (Issue 39, Spring 2008).Prepare to be amazed, as the craft section of this American site, dubbed "the world's biggest show and tell", includes a host of wacky projects.If you've never tried shadow knitting or would like to knit a "baby space invader" hat ... the site gives you step-by-step instructions on how to do it....It's a good site to visit when you've run out of inspiration - there's sure to be something here that will get you whipping out your needles.Good crafty fun that'll amaze and inspire.From a British journalist, that's practically a request to have Eric's babies...

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Inverted Drill Press?

Hi..for those of you who may own a drill press..do you think it would  be possible(On the smaller lighter versions maybe)  to invert it and use the press upside down to drill though 8" thick wood and land spot on ?..Cheers

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on press visual basic?

This seems really simple but I just cannot find out how to make a program in visual basic that presses enter after any key is pressed. thank you in advance!

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Finished Soldering press! check it out

I finished my soldering press. it has a video too!

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How to make a homemade drill press?

I dont have a drill press at home because it cost too much for me but it is really easy to drill on anything if you have this kind of power tool. I have a portable hand drill and I am thinking of fabricating a holder for this as if I am using a drill press. Can someone help me out how to do it if it is possible to transform my hand drill into a drill press? Many thanks and more power to Instructables.

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anyone got plan for a hand operated fly/platten press?

I need to make a small platten press for die cutting thin metal foils using cutting forms the foil is amaximum of a3 size

Question by trapper23    |  last reply


12 or 20 ton bottle jack for home made cider press (please)? Answered

I'm making a homemade cider apple press with a pommace bucket of 30cm diameter and 30cm deep. I'm wondering if a 12ton or 20ton bottle jack would be best to squeeze all that lovely juice out? (Forget the frame construction as I can change that to suit ;-) The reason for the query is that the 12ton bottle jack is only 8kg but the 20ton jack is 14kg - a difference serious enough for me to consider downgrading. Do you have a bottle jack press or knowledge of them? Do you think 12 or 20 tons is better for the size bucket I've said (30cm dia x 30cm high)? Thank you very much for reading me.

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Did you first come here on Sunday Nov. 4? Where did you hear about Instructables?

On Sunday Nov. we had a pretty decent spike in traffic. Most of those new visitors were either coming directly to Instructables or searching for Instructables in a search engine. If you first visited this last Sunday, welcome!, and would you mind tell me how you heard about Instructables? The site must have received some print or TV-based press, but we're having a devil of time figuring out where. Thanks!

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Instructables in SmartComputing

Instructables got a nice write-up in SmartComputing here:http://www.smartcomputing.com/email.asp?emid=168188Plugged InJanuary 2008 Vol.19 Issue 1Page(s) 46-48 in print issueDIY Web SitesThink It, Learn It, Do It Instructables are step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by pictures and sometimes even video on anything and everything, from how to trigger green traffic lights to how to clean your sinuses to how to make a crossbow out of a pencil. This site is definitely all about having a good -- and sometimes mischievous -- time with all sorts of fun ideas. DIY projects from other sites can also be found here on occasion.Some of the most interesting categories are Art, Life, Offbeat, and Ride, although that by no means is the complete list. The Offbeat section is aptly named, so consider this fair warning: Some of the content there definitely meanders off the usual path.Members submit their ideas with visual aids and step-by-step instructions, and others can comment on their creations, ask questions, or make suggestions for improvements. It is free to sign up for an account; in addition to the aforementioned privileges, members can print instructions, post a question on the forum, message other members privately, and receive the weekly newsletter.Instructables also features contests, such as Launch It!, wherein contestants offer their best projectile creation. There is a new contest theme every so often, sometimes reflecting the current holiday season. Contests such as these bring out some of the wildest, most interesting designs you can find on the site.More news articles about Instructables here.

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Dremel Plus Drill Press?

Would it be Possible(practical) to substitute a Dremel for a drill in one of those presses where you add your own drill? (Which I can't seem to find the presses, that I'm talking about online. Although I know they exist.) Found one, and it seems to be used with a dremel. (I think.)

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how to assemble press stud fasteners?

Details on how to put together

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Cafe Press - noob question

Right, I'm trying to raise a bit of pin-money with cafepress, but I'm confused, and I can't seem to find the answer to my question in the FAQ system there.I want to sell the same items (t-shirts and hats), but with a variety of images.Somehow, that does not seem possible. I can only sell one item with one image. I can't seem to add the same item again, but with a different image.I know I'm probably missing something obvious, but does anybody else know enough about cafepress to help me?(Note - to prevent accusations of spam, I will PM the shop's URL to anybody that asks for it, rather than posting it in the thread)Humorous note - my Firefox spell-checker wants to change "cafepress" to "depressants"

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Single Punch Tablet Press Machine

Hi guys, My name is Joseph, and I am a student at the University of Maryland, studying management and marketing.  I was wondering if anyone has or knows of a company I could contact that uses single punch tablet press machines. My focus is on entrepreneurship and I have been working on designing a spherical tablet for flavoring water. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Regards, Joseph

Topic by dudeguy91  


How can I use my cordless drill on this old drill stand?

I got this at a garage sale but my Ryobi cordless drill does not fit properly into the holder/slot, it takes an old sears craftsman drill. Any ideas on how I can get it to work? Thanks.

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Homemade Vinyl Record Cutting

I've always loved recording my music onto computers or cassettes and it's always been a little dream of mine to put one or two of them onto a homemade vinyl record. Obviously this would be very lo-fi but it seems like it'd still be a fun project. Anyone know if this is possible or if they've done something similar? Way I would think it could be done is to reverse the wiring in side a record player into a microphone of some sort and replace the needle with a razor blade with a blank sheet of the certain type of vinyl?

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The How-Tos That You Do: Instructables Keep People In Step After Step After Step. - Instructables in Helio Mag

Here's an interview I did with Helio Mag in June 2007:The How-Tos That You Do: Instructables Keep People In Step After Step After Step.Perhaps your next door neighbor has an amazing recipe for apple pie, a friend (accidentally) learned how to break any padlock or hack into a university database or, better yet, you know how to make a light saber, and not just any light saber, but a dual-ended one -- la Darth Maul. It would be selfish to keep such priceless information under wraps.While there are numerous places to distribute such how-tos, it's Instructables that has a home for practically all of 'em - from 11 steps to producing an interactive multi-touch display, and building a crowd-stopping invisible bookshelf in nine, to a three-step guide to a cheap, home-made air conditioner.The site was launched in 2006 by the same innovative MIT alums who started Squid Labs, a collective that has developed over-your-head electronics (such as electrospun metallic nanowires and "E-Rope," which made TIME's Best Inventions 2005 list) and good-for the-world projects such as developing affordable eyeglasses for the Third World and custom solar power systems.These days, Instructables has upwards of two million hits a month and is truly a DIY haven where thousands of willing collaborators help each other DIY even better.From the company "control tower" in Alameda, California, Squid Lab's cofounder and Instructables CEO Eric Wilhelm spoke to Helio's Teena Apeles about demystifying processes and how everyone - including Dad - has an Instructable in them.continuedMore news and press about Instructables here.

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Instructables in the News

Instructables seems to be finding its way around the news media. Here are links to the mentions I know of. If you see any others, leave a note in the comments, or post a forum topics and I'll add a link to it here. If you're from the press and would like to arrange an interview, please contact me here. See the most current news about Instructables with a Google News search for Instructables. The Top 100 Websites of 2011 - PCMag Share What You Make with Instructables - Forbes Autodesk 2011: On Autodesk Acquiring Instructables - Core77 Eric Wilhelm featured on NPR discussing DIY "Sous Vide" cooking techniques Maker Faire and the Growth of Do-It-Yourself - Entrepreneur Autodesk Buys Instructables; Design Software Giant in Consumer Marketing Push - Xconomy Instructables, A Mecca for Makers, Reflects Eric Wilhelm’s Passion for Building Stuff and Telling the Story - Xconomy Autodesk Acquires Instructables and What it Means for Makers - MAKE eBook Evolutions: Instructables - Forbes Blog Eric Wilhelm discusses high-tech Halloween projects on NPR's Science Friday 2010-10-22 New York Times - Bamboo Bicycles New York Times - Growing Vegetables Upside Down DIY Green Projects - ABC News Instructables in the Daily Green Taking an Open-Source Approach to Hardware - Instructables in the WSJ FYIs for the DIYers - Instructables in the Sacramento Bee Do-It-Yourself Guru Makes Treasures From Trash - Tim Anderson Profiled on NPR's Weekend Edition Instructables on WGHP Fox 8 - Paper Wallets and Marshmallow Shooters "It's not like everyone who does DIY is a communist!" - Instructables in the Financial Times Instructables in Inventors Digest - Five Questions with Eric Wilhelm Instructables on KSL5's Studio 5 How to make your own high-tech Christmas gifts - Instructables in New Scientist Build It Yourself at Instructables.com - Instructables on ABC's Ahead of the Curve DIY Holiday Gift Ideas - The Best of Instructables on NHPR's Word of Mouth Instructables on NPR's Here & Now 11/24/2008 Instructables on NYC's WCBS-AM 880 Monday Eco-nomical: Homemade Gifts -- Instructables Mentioned on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday 2008-11-23 Instructables on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday - 2008-11-22 Homeowners go greener with do-it-yourself jobs Faberge Egg Contest Round-up by Forbes Dry-Ice Martini and Electric Cake - Hungry Scientist and Instructables in the NYT Leah Buechley and Instructables Written Up by Forbes: "A Blinking Fashion Statement" Instructables Part of PC World's 100 Incredibly Useful and Interesting Web Sites Customers increasingly drive firms' innovations Netting circle - The crafting and DIY crazes are catching on with websites such as Etsy and Instructables Eric Wilhelm wins Technology Review's Top Innovators under 35 Award Tiny Talents - Learning Bar Tricks in the New York Times Magazine How To Fix The World & Grassroots Innovation Takes Root - Instructables in Forbes My Belt Sander Can Beat Your Circular Saw - Instructables in the New York Times 3 How-To Projects In 60 Seconds - Eric Wilhelm of Instructables on the Forbes Video Network Eric profiled by Technology Review in "Instructables pioneer loves to kite-surf" This, From That - Maker Faire and Instructables in the New York Times Instructables on NPR's Talk of the Nation April Fools' Day 2008 - The Top Five Office April Fools Pranks Instructables on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday March 9th, 2008 Innovation: 'How-To' Web Sites Let You Learn Just About Anything - Instructables in Fox Business News Arts and Crafts Find New Life Online - Instructables in BusinessWeek Instructables in SmartComputing Instructables on LA's KROQ Instructables in the Telegraph -- Weird and wonderful inventions The How-Tos That You Do: Instructables Keep People In Step After Step After Step. - Instructables in Helio Mag Instructables in the New York Times -- Romancing the Flat Pack: Ikea, Repurposed Instructables in the New York Times - In a Highly Complex World, Innovation From the Top Down Mouse Mouse in FHM-Germany Instructables and Squid Labs featured in Tech Closeup's April 2007 Show Instructables in the New York Times - How to Improve it? Ask Those Who Use It Instructables wins the 2006 WIRED Rave award for Industrial Design Instructables in World Changing Instructables mentioned in Jane Mag Instructables in the Sydney Morning Herald PodTech Network Instructables team interview: Eric and Leah Instructables in FHM-Netherlands Laser Cutter Origami - Squid Labs in the New Yorker Instructables in Trendwatching Instructables in Edutopia Instructables in The Village Voice Instructables in Network World, January 2006 The Dream Factory - Instructables debuts in WIRED, September 2005 Squid Labs profiled in WIRED news, September 2005 More cool stuff about Instructables here at the guided tour.

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Drill press motor placement ?

I'm building a drill press out of an old jigsaw motor and was wondering if it would be too shaky to mount on the drilling arm. If so, how could I mount it elsewhere? Would pulleys be the way to go?

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What is the "swing" of a drill press? Answered

Is it the distance the bit can travel?

Question by bowmaster    |  last reply


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    |  last reply


bootmgr missing press ctrl....

I have this error after i deleted aroind 5 bootmgtr files from my c drive, i thought they were leftovers from the win7 boot image updater, they are still in in my recycle bin but i cant boot, i put the hard drive in an external case so i can access the files in it, i have tried everything i found. it was a dualboot of ubuntu and win7 enterprise 32bit. if anyone has the green nsw school laptops, can you go into the c drive and upload the bootmgr files in the comments any help is good but i dont want to reinstall windows because i have heaps of stuff

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Can I use electric actuator(s) on a driil press?

I have 2 electric actuators, by Linak, from an old recliner chair with control box. The actuators are rated at 24v and can push up to 6000n (611Kg)  and pull up to 4000n (407Kg) . They move fairly slowly and steadily and automatically cut out once they've extended or retracted to the max. Would it be safe  to use one to push and pull the drill on a home made drill press?

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Pushing that button

Hey guys, Just wondering if any of you lovely people can help me out here. I'm looking for a fairly simple/cheap thing to build that will press a button continuously on my keyboard (not a program, I need a real life presser ;) ) If the timing could be varied that'd be a plus! Thanks for any ideas in advance, :D

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Help needed Can you tell me how to make this?

Can someone look at this link  http://coincrafters.com/attendedpennypress.htm and let me know if you can tell me how to make one of these? thanks in advance 

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Legal and copyrights confusion.

Hey everyone, I love instructables and I've been working on my own tutorial for the last few weeks. I am not far from publishing the instructables. Recently it came to my attention that I might have some legal/copyright issues. I built my DIY using some parts I took down from other products that are still on sale. One of these parts is copyrighted but not patented. I was wondering, due to the DIY and instructables nature if that would be an issue for me? I am not reselling the DIY or pushing people to do the same as me and even give indication to future makers about how to obtain that part legally. I cite all the sources of the original product from which I borrowed the parts. Would it be ok if I publish my instructables like this or should I avoid talking at all about the "borrowed" parts? Also, if a newspaper or magazine wanted to publish an article about my instructables, would granting them sole publishing rights interfere with using the "borrowed parts" that I talk about above? Would I even be able at all to grant them these rights, given the general terms of the CC license (Non-commercial share-alike)? Does this CC license allow anyone to publish an article about my instructables without my written consent (print and online), so long as they cite the sources? Thanks in advance for helping me out, I'm a bit confused!

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when I turn it on or try to press

Thereafter, when I turn it on or try to press the ClockworkMod Recovery bootkey combination (Vol Down, then power, wait, then release power when logos come one) it says on the permenant startup screen (schreenshot below).

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How do i add a button to my arduino code so when i press it it will change to another code? Answered

So i have my program and it is a 4 led chaser and i want to push a button and and make it do a different pattern this is my code i works int pinled1 = 12; int pinled2 = 11; int pinled3 = 10; int pinled4 = 9; int tim = 50; void setup() { pinMode(pinled1, OUTPUT); delay(50); pinMode(pinled2, OUTPUT); delay(50); pinMode(pinled3, OUTPUT); delay(50); pinMode(pinled4, OUTPUT); delay(50); } void loop() { digitalWrite(pinled1, LOW); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled1, HIGH); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled2, LOW); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled2, HIGH); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled3, LOW); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled3, HIGH); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled4, LOW); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled4, HIGH); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled1, LOW); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled1, HIGH); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled2, LOW); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled2, HIGH); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled3, LOW); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled3, HIGH); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled4, LOW); delay(tim); digitalWrite(pinled4, HIGH); delay(tim); }

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Instructables.com in The Snippet

Hi, Just to let you know we have featured your website under the Web of Wonder section in The Snippet. The Snippet is a free weekly 5 minute upbeat read with no bad news. 2000 copies are distributed in each of 4 areas in the UK at the moment.

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Eric Wilhelm of Instructables Featured on NPR

Last week, Eric Wilhelm, the founder of Instructables, was featured in an NPR piece on the cooking style of "sous vide" and how many people are bringing the technique home with their own DIY versions. Check out the piece to learn more about these cooking techniques, and to hear Eric rave about salmon: http://www.npr.org/2011/10/23/141611844/self-starters-eat-up-slow-cooking-technique 

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Home screen washout and printing errors..

I bought a home screen printing kit from an art store but I'm having trouble with a few things and they are: The instructions said to use a 150watt incandescent bulb 12 inches from the screen for 45 minutes. I thought 45 minutes was awfully long so I bought a 300watt bulb and exposed it for 23 minutes. My initial design which was 3 letters at a very large font worked out pretty good but it took an awfully long time to spray out design, it probably took me 10 minutes. I thought the 23 minutes was okay so I used the same time with my next design which had smaller text well my smaller text never washed out even though it looked like it was burned in. I went up to 30 minutes, then 35 minutes, then 40 minutes and I'm still having trouble washing out designs with small letter text. Should I be cooking my screen for longer than 45 minutes? Second question is, when I'm actually swiping my screen does the type of squeegee I use matter? I swiped a few shirts and I'm still not getting a consistant print each time. I'm not clamping my screen down so I know my DIY method is really dirty but I expected better results, should I expect less? Thanks

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has anyone done anything with pressed powder candy before? Answered

I've seen instructions all over the internet (both here and other places) for nearly every type of candy except pressed powder candy. I've been experimenting myself with it, but the process is rather tedious, and I'd really like the help of someone who's done it before. I'm basically trying to come up with a good way to make caffeinated candy, and I think that pressed powder is the best way to go. so far, I'm making tablets using sorbitol, sucralose, caffeine and kool-aid, and I'm pressing the tablets using a cheap press (actually intended for "herbs") in a vice. however, my tablets are still flaky, and they dissolve almost immediately in the mouth; I think I need more pressure, and I think I'll only get that through a real machine. however, nobody seems to be making a cheap human-powered press that I'm aware of. If anybody's done this before, or attempted it, I'm just trying to get some advice on the best ways to go about this experiment.

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Vinatge 2 1/4 inch Button Maker with Accessories

Anybody looking to start making buttons?  i just listed a vintage Badge-A-Minit press with all accessories you need to get started. Press, cutter, and parts are for making 2 1/4 inch buttons.  It's a really cool press but in the years I've had it I just never find myself needing to make buttons this large. More details in the listing if you're interested. It's a great "starter kit" bundle since it comes with 95 or so button parts too. The image uploader here doesn't seem to want to work, but there are good photos on the listing page. PM me with any questions or contact via eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Badge-a-Minit-2-1-4-inch-Button-Maker-with-Circle-Cutter-and-Button-Parts-/291563743124?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

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Random LED Light up

I'm trying to make a row of 6 LED's where a random one light up when you press a button. I'm using a toggle button, so the led stays on until the button moves to the Off position. Then when you move it to the On position it chooses another random LED to light up. How could I go about doing this?

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how to make a sorghum/ sugar cane mill?

I have been looking at growing sorghum and processing to make my own syrup.. i need to extract the jiuce and all extractors look like an old clothes wringer.. does any one have any idea how to make a sorghum/ sugar cane mill? i found a hand powered one, but this should be a fairly decent project for a home project

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My new purchase, an Adana 5 by 3 letterpress!

 So a few days ago I was reading this topic. I did not realise that you could use polymer plates to make modern designs in this old style process. I work at a print works, so I asked around, and one of my friends happened to be an owner of 3 letterpresses he has purchased as a job lot, one he uses himself for various things, one is in a state of disrepair, and the third is missing its rollers and ink plate. I decided I am more than able to find/buy/make replacement parts, so I purchased it for £20.  I intend to use it to make myself some nice unique business cards! Thanks to Fungus Amungus for writing up his topic and inspiring me.

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How to build a wifi or bluetooth capable button pusher for turning on computer from a distance?

I have been googleing this like crazy and cannot find anything close enough related to what I am trying to do.  I would like to be able to (ideally) use an iphone or ipad to send a wireless signal to a circuit board that then tells a piston (button pushing) mechanism to push the cylindrical on button on my computer.  It doesn't have to be a wireless signal, I could settle for less considering my lack of expertise in the area.  I am however confident in soldering and some scripting, which I thought about using a raspberry pi might work for this, especially for the wireless part of the project, but I would prefer still something with even less overhead.  If anyone has any ideas or direction that would be awesome.

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DIY 5 Ton Hydraulic Press

How to make a homemade hydraulic press with a car jack,  u channel steel (u beam) and threaded bar.  https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-5-Ton-Hydraulic-Press/

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How can I press oil?

Oils like almond, pumpkin seed

Question by Wiluna    |  last reply


Are printing press letters suitable for embossing?

I'd like to emboss the cover of my Moleskine notebook with some printing press letters I bought recently. Would they be suitable for the task, and if so, what method should I use for embossing the notebook?

Question by St Jimmy    |  last reply


Timer gadget to press a button (on a dishwasher)?

Back in the days when appliances had real dials and switches on them, you could set the program and then put it on a timer switch so that it would run on off-peak electric. Now that they're all software controlled with soft switches you can't do that unless you either pay a premium for one with a timer or if they have memory to resume the program from a power cut. What I'm looking for is a simple little thing with a timer on it that you stick over the top of the soft power button, and it will press it (unless you can trigger a soft switch like a capacitive switch by sticking a voltage in front of it?) when the timer runs down. Is there a little gadget to do this? or does anyone have plans to build something? I know I could hack a timer into it fairly easily but that would mean voiding the warranty. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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newsletter Steampunk Rifle, Printing Press, Drainage Luge...

Aug 7, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest closes this weekend! Submit your crazy new sport now to win hundreds of dollars of clothes from Horny Toad.Also closing this weekend: voting for the Instructables Book Contest. Help choose what Instructables get mentioned in the book!Everyone loves pie! Enter our Pie Contest, share your favorite recipe, and win an excellent pie cookbook to help you get your just desserts Build a 4 Color T-Shirt Printing Press by Progfellow Drainage Luge by pbshoe Quickly Multiply, Wooden Style by joshf Steampunk Dystopian Sniper Rifle by gmjhowe 4 Uses for a CD Spindle by msolek Magnetic stripe card spoofer by powerpants Skateboard Frame by ryry Self Watering Mini Garden by RomanH Make an Instructables Robot Plushie! by jessyratfink DIY Bike Panniers by trebuchet03 Portable Solar Energy Generator by charlitron Perfect Peach Pie by linuxmom Voting closes this weekend! Top 10 new uses for LEDs Mmm... pie The ultimate workbench top! by poptones How to Make a Pie... That Turns into a Cake by locodiego Homemade Spot Welder by jds1969 Breathalyzer Microphone by randofo Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

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Ideas for a double click switch?

I'm looking for a way to make my car boot open remotely, when my remote only has a lock and open button. I was thinking of making the servo activate when the unlock button is pressed twice in succession Each press sends a 10V-14V current to the solenoids in the car doors, so I've tapped into that I tried using a rc circuit, but it's way too unreliable, even when I have a voltage regulator at the input Does anyone have any other ideas? Something using the 555 ic maybe?  [EDIT] I have an idea; detecting if a door is unlocked or not, and it if is, then hitting the unlock button would open the boot *BUT* I need to find a way of making a delay; so when a signal is sent, there is a brief delay before it reaches a relay

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*More* New Kiteman Products

I just thought folk might like to know that I am updating my CafePress shop. It's got all the usual CafePress items, decorated with original images based on my Instructables. So far, Complete Kiteman just has Poong Stick and Cardboard Frisbee items, but there are other Kiteman items available, which I am going to gather together into sections of Complete Kiteman. As ever, if there are designs or items you want me to add to the store, just add a comment here or drop me a PM. Update - now available: Poong Stick Cardboard Frisbee The Law Fallen Star Paper catapult Viking catapult Heed the Box Entwined Hearts Pixel Climbing Gorilla

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No Hinge Tortilla Press - (Rope, Screw, Hammer?)

I am looking for a highly interactive/artistic version of a Tortilla press. Has anybody seen a Tortilla press without a hinge? Maybe a Rope or Screw mechanism? Slide Hammer? Sledge Hammer?

Topic by Tolting  


How to make Arduino "remember" button presses?

Ok so I have a rocker switch. Every time it connects, I wan't Arduino to remember how many times I pressed the button. Then I wan't to be able to multiply a number (say 15) by the amount of button presses.

Question by HavocRC    |  last reply


Doorbell - press button and make an explosion sound

I'm thinking of making a prank doorbell where you press the button and an explosion sound goes off. I seem to be a little stuck on choosing a simple audio input that I can put an explosion sound on. Any suggestions? thanks!

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