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Product recognition?

Hey, I have a science fair coming up and had a really good thought, however I'm not sure how I would go about doing it... So the thought is a refrigerator with product recognition abilities. Basically there will be something with basic information under a product (bottles, cans, etc.) which maybe has the expiration date and the bar-code number (maybe just the bar-code number). So in the fridge, there will be a sensor of some kind to recognize the products. Then that will be transferred to a computer so it can display a list of the things inside the refrigerator. I have a good knowledge of Vb.net and basic knowledge of electronics (resistors, capacitors, transistors, SCRs etc.). I really have no idea for how this would work out, I know it's doable but not sure how.

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Links for products

Does Anyone know if I can place a link in my tutorial listing page here on instructables. I am a new member. Please let me know Kimberly

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Business and Products

JHS INDUSTRY(DALIAN) CO., LTD is a leading company with many years' experience in export business and enjoys a good reputation internationally . A credible sales network has been set up and we have our regular clients from over 40 countries and regions worldwide. We are sourcing many types of products for customer. Mentioned : pet supplies, chemical, non-mineral,construction,outdoors, DC motor,Home supplies, Package line, decorations, hardwares.etc.

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sodium production

Another way for sodium production heared some where that molten sodium acetate  produces sodium metal, carbon dioxide and ethane Sodium Acetate baking soda and vinagar melting it and doing electrolysis to make sodium Melting point 324 °C, 615.2 °F (anhydrous)<(no water)> 58 °C (trihydrate) still has water Sodium Hydroxide Melting point 318 °C, 591 K, 604 °F ive made sodium with lye very useful thanks alot to this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL1cKb3_ojE message back on what you think

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H202 production

Wondering if any one have come across a video showing the steps or know how to do this and how to extract H2O2 form the solution to make hydrogen peroxide like discribed from wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide#Manufacture i know i just cut and pasted to make it easer the history  barium peroxide with nitric acid. An improved version of this process used hydrochloric acid, followed by sulfuric acid to precipitate the barium sulfate byproduct.  Sodium peroxide also makes H2O2 Na2O2 + 2 H2O → 2 NaOH + H2O2 those are hard to come by for DIY and thought maybe this would easier  inorganic processes were used, employing the electrolysis of an aqueous solution of sulfuric acid or acidic ammonium bisulfate (NH4HSO4), followed by hydrolysis of the peroxodisulfate ((SO4)2)2− that is formed. peroxodisulfate commonly referred to as the persulfate ion

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Information on product design? Answered

Hello all!! I have something in mind that I want to build. I will try to market it and make money but my first point is to actually get it to work. It is a mechanical product, imagine it like a blender but twice the size. It will have motors, valves, wiring, and will need manufacturing. I have never designed something, so I was wondering whether there is a source that can help me with my product design. I am not looking for tips on how to sell my design, or how to make a minimalist interface, or make it beautiful. I am looking for help on purely mechanical design and tips for the product to work best. Some of the things i want to know are: 1. Which material should i use? Normal steel? Stainless? Galvanized? How thick a sheet metal? Plastic? Glass? 2. Which  material is easy to handle and cheap to manufacture? Which shapes can be made easily which shapes cannot. 3. What type of transparent material is cheapest and best? 4. What do i need to look out for in my product? Weight? Sharp edges? Hiding wires?  This is the type of information that I want. Practical things! Any information is appreciated!!! Point out any books, pdfs, slides, or sources please!  Thank you in advance, Chris

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Pimp your Production?

Why not promote your small scale production, and the props you have made for it? I belong to Chester Gang Show

Topic by Biggsy    |  last reply


was today a productive day?

Today 18 instructables were published, nuff said?

Topic by guyfrom7up    |  last reply


Skin Care Products

Hi this is John, every men and women wants to be beautiful.For this there are some techniques by using some skin care products we can use those products then we get benifited for this you want more information please with site.=======================JohnSkin Care Products

Topic by john921  


dead sea products

Hello, Does anyone know a good site with stuff from the holy land? I'm looking for natural cosmetics and spa products, mainly Dead Sea stuff. TNX [EDIT/] Anyways, I guess I found a couple of links. www.2holyland.com seems to me as a serious one.IMHO Has anyone heard about it and can recommend it ? Thanks.

Topic by dani_mak  


a useful safty product

I have an idea or two and wonder if there is someone who would like to make these ideas into products that can be sold or bought by a company that wants to corner the market.  first idea: a tool used by bicycle shops to help change tires on bikes.  second idea: a safe room for the worker of a jewlry store in the event of a robbery in progress. third idea: same idea as No. 2 but adapted for secure entry into a building when being threatened. fourth idea: a new adventure ride for disney.

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products similar to the "chumby"

You may or may not have heard of the chumby. If you have not, it is a device that you place on a table that runs a variant of linux which updates different apps. E.g weather, blogs, news, internet radio etc... over a wireless b/g internet connection (it is pretty much an expensive touchscreen super alarm clock). Anyone know about any other devices like this?

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Green cleaning products

Found a few easy recipes for making green cleaning products... Anyone have more suggestions? "Americans spend millions of dollars a year on cleaning supplies. This spring, make your own cleaning agents with these recipes from EarthShare and EarthWays, two nonprofit environmental organizations. The recipes are friendly to the environment and to your bank account." Air fresheners: Simmer a small amount of cinnamon, orange peel, and cloves on the stove to give off a pleasant fragrance in your home. Glass cleaner: Mix 2 tablespoons of borax or washing soda with three cups of water for sparkling windows and mirrors. Carpet freshener: Sprinkle dry cornstarch or baking soda on your carpet and vacuum. Furniture polish: Combine 1/2 cup lemon juice to 1 cup vegetable oil, olive oil, or mayonnaise. Apply to rag. Source: ManageMyHome

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From Concept To Product

So the frame is 95% done -- the last bits are: 1. Fit into fairing (that top tube thing will be cut down significantly) 2. Powder Coat 3. Debug (we have more torsional flex than we want) But, it's a LOT of fun. You're butt is 7 inches off the ground. You can cruise at a pretty fast speed with relatively little effort (compared to an upright bike). And it is VERY comfortable. Just showing something coming up -- a video on this has been encoding since 11:30 last night, and it says it has 403 minutes remaining :P Feedback?

Topic by trebuchet03    |  last reply


What is the product of burning hydrogen? Answered

What is the product of burning hydrogen? Smoke? Hydrocarbons? Or nothing? Thanks!

Question by joespicnictables    |  last reply


CLIENT NEEDED TO DESIGN A PRODUCT FOR

I am currently taking my DT A-level and as part of our final project we have been instructed to find a client with a product in need to be manufacture and designed and to do this for them, with them in the end being able to keep the final designed product, however they would need to fund the project. So I am looking into finding a client with a unique project, that uses multiple materials and processes for me to design and make for them, that would be willing to give me regularly updates and feedback into their views on the project so the final product will be what they wanted. If you believe this to be you please contact me and we can discuss it further! 

Topic by SophieW24    |  last reply


How to make a visual of a product?

I want to design a product. I was wondering if anyone knew how they put a product in a picture that has not been created. I want to be able to for instance put a keychain on a child's backpack. Please comment if this seems unclear. Do I need cad? I want to be able to simulate the look of my product.

Question by undftdking    |  last reply


Commercial production of your invention

Can anyone recommend resources for taking your invention/product to a commercial level, designing and having a nice finished product professionaly built?

Topic by unklstuart    |  last reply


Account advertising LED products

I stumbled across an account that authored several ibles, all seeming to be advertisements for LED products.

Topic by adamjoe86    |  last reply


product advertisements disguised as instructables

I have come across a number of  instructables by people or groups selling a product or pushing for support for a particular product under development. Fair game, if they try to help to do something, but instead they preface their "problem solution" with the need to buy such and such piece of equipment. I have no problem with this approach, but sure wish such instructables  would be identified as "promotional instructables."  or at least be identified  at the beginning of the instructable as showing how this specific product is the answer to an identified intractable problem.

Topic by cobourgdave    |  last reply


Instructable disguised as a product advertisement? Answered

All the steps explain how to use the product after purchase... I may be wrong, but, why is that even allowed here? It was also featured in the last Instructables Email that I got.... I just don't get it. Here's the instructable Additional Note: It seems that almost (if not) all, the ibles by that author are showing how to use the same "product" in another way. Doesn't that just open the door to every marketing department out there to get free product advertising??? (Seriously, think about all the ible's with Fitz's giving yet another use for the smart chop...) 

Question by canucksgirl    |  last reply


Product Designers & Engineers UK

Hi everyone! I’ve got a project underway and I’m at the stage of looking for product designers and engineers based in the UK, preferably in the South East. I’ve posted in the “Wanted” section of the forums as this wouldn’t initially be paid, more of a collaboration to start, with the goal of turning it into a realistic product/business. Looking for people who have an understanding of (what I believe would be) advanced PCB design, setting up basic SoCs, with a view for mass production. If anyone has any advice on where to find people with these skills, or knows anyone who would be interested, any help would be greatly appreciated! Kind regards, Mike

Topic by Everlong    |  last reply


Ceiling Fan for a Theatrical Production?

My theater group is doing Guys and Dolls for our spring production, and our director wants to have ceiling fans in a few of the scenes. Is there any way to create prop fans that can hang from a fly rail and rotate, but without being electrically powered? Thanks in advance!

Question by earningmyimaginears    |  last reply


Personalized Pet Products Ideas

We've just completed our first  instructable on our company for personalized pet products.  We're looking for ideas on dog breeds that we should focus on for our Limited Edition Ts. Let us know if your breed is not being represented in the marketplace.  We hope you enjoy our instructable.   https://www.instructables.com/id/My-PupPup-Jack-DanielsInstructables-Independence-/

Topic by mypuppup    |  last reply


Electronics kits production , How to ? Answered

Hi i live in Egypt All electronics here are being imported even the basic kits which can be easily made i had a friend who owns a small company for importing electronics and i want to convince him to produce some of kits (assembled) instead of importing it for example something like this what are the needed machines that would do something like small basic kits something that able to make PCBs  and assemble the parts on it with medium quality  ,good price,and for small or medium business ?

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Make a Letterpress Printed Product

Love the look of letterpress and want to get an idea of how it gets made? Printer SIMPLESONG has created this quick tour of the process of how they make a card on their machine from 1906. It's awesome to see that the old equipment is still working just fine, making cool new stuff. Link

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


Bandsaw Mill for Lumber production

Factory made mills can cost 1000s of $. These mills can make great valuable lumber from what otherwise might be firewood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQT4meL1L-Q This one seems to be an adaptation of an existing bandsaw. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQT4meL1L-Q Several videos show machines with car or trailer tires. Although I've used bandsaws, belt sanders etc quite a bit, how they track the blade or belt remains a bit of a mystery to me. How can such mills be made at home? I found an -ible for a _CHAIN_saw mill, but I'm thinking of a BANDsaw mill.

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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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BATFE Alcohol Production Permits

Ive looked around at alcohol-making stills, for my science project this year, and I found one. The only problem is that it requires a permit from the BATFE, and I don't know how to get one. I searched around for it on the net, but only found a bunch of PDF's, and they didn't help. Can somebody help me? Also, it involved comparing the flame burn time with gasoline, kerosene, and benzene on a fuel-burning lamp. What exactly do they mean fuel burning? Like alcohol burning? With a wick? And, is it safe to even use benzene? I thought it caused cancer. If I can avoid filling out a billion safety forms, I DEFINITELY will. If it helps, I got the project out of "the complete handbook of science fair projects", by julienne blair bochinski

Topic by John Smith    |  last reply


Mass production and led's and arduinos?

I'm interested in making something that will have several led's that I would like to flash randomly and some flashing slowly, some fast, etc.. Some with the "fade in/ fade out" kinda deal (sorry, don't know the terminology). Anyway, I'm in the process of learning all about the arduino and I'm just beginning. What I would like to know is, say I figure out how to make these led's do what I need them to and I make up one "unit" and I put it all together etc.; will I have to buy and use an arduino for every single one of these? That would get very expensive. It's kinda like those pictures I've been seeing lately for Halloween/ fall/ Christmas that have led's flashing at different times, and some come on slowly, and then fade out slowly etc.. Or anything really maybe like those little rubber balls that have flashing led's in them. How do they accomplish this? Do each of those pictures have an arduino in them or is it a matter of "programming" some kind of cheaper "chip" and using it in each project? Like I said before, I don't know the terminololgy. Just looking for most economical way of accomplishing this on several different projects. Thanks so much for any help from anyone!!

Question by stevecinstrfme    |  last reply


Bio-Diesel production by products, what do you do with them?

I have seen some folks hawking their books for DIY Home Made Bio-Diesel.  Ok, it can be done but what do you do with the byproducts, i.e. the initial sluge produced when titrating the primary oil with lye, then washing the resulting oil with water to titrate out the soap?  It seems to me a lot of work and mess to deal with.

Question by Foxtrot70    |  last reply


I WANT TO INVENT PRODUCT WITH SIMPLE MATERIALS

Hello , I want to invent one product which is simple for my education . I am manufacturing engineer . And with some simple material , we should invent products . But , i can't imagine now that what should I can invent with these materials . Please , Help me that what can I invent with these materials ?? Materials are ; 10 Pipet 1 Adhesive tape 1 Toilet tissue 5 Rubber band 20 Paper clip 1 Paper Glass 1 egg .

Topic by honourbjk    |  last reply


What is some easy made item that people will buy?

I want to make some money and i dont know what i could make that people would buy.

Question by Aron313    |  last reply


What is the product design budget in schools?

I want to make a spectrum analyser in product design and I have found all of the parts on rapid electronics (where my school buys things from). The total comes to about £150 (eek!) I cannot ask my teacher about this, because I have a school holiday and I have to research what I am going to make now (in the course of the holiday). Would my teacher allow me to order these objects? I go to a government funded comprehensive secondary school in birmingham (if this makes a difference). Will the school budget suffice? Thanks!

Question by knektek  


Looking for partner to produce/print product ready to bring to market

Hi all. I am looking for a partner to take my design, build it/print it and I will market and sell it. Patent pending, but we have decided to go straight to market ASAP.  Any thoughts or persons with experience with this type of arrangement? Thanks for all replies. John 

Topic by JohnW518    |  last reply


setting up a food production for yourself?

Null

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16 Ingeniously Re-used Products

Here are 16 ingenious ways to re-use old products you would normally throw away:http://www.home-designing.com/2008/09/ingeniously-re-used-products

Topic by aurictitan    |  last reply


Spark Productions Fourm Logo Contest!

Hello all Spark Productions Members! I am holding a contest that which will most likely change the Group Logo for Spark Spark Productions! This will require a picture made from www.ArtPad.com , then put onto www.ImageShack.us , and posted on the Colaboration Instructable. People that dont send in art will be judge's. Good Luck and Have Fun!-DDSN the LeaderEXAMPLE:

Topic by ddsn    |  last reply


production of biodeisel from vegitable oil?

How to build a reactor to produce biodeisel from vegitable oil like SUNFLOWER OIL, JETROPA OIL etc

Question by Aijazmy    |  last reply


Sodium Chlorate production other ways?

Sodium chlorate production without the need of keeping the solution at around 50-70°C from  the electrical power used for electrolysis?  sodium chlorate production besides having to heat from amperage the sodium chloride solution and electrolysis then would a catalysis to help with oxygenating the solution like instead of water use 3% hydrogen peroxide or manganese dioxide or ever ammonium nitrate and yield sodium chlorate using electralysis with out needing to keep the solution at 50-70°C? 

Question by symboom    |  last reply


Custom Power Supply for Lemax Products

Curious if it would be possible to make a custom power supply for the Lemax Halloween town.  We end up with a tangle of wires every year, and I saw recently This on Amazon and thought it might work.  The only problem I run into is that the bigger Lemax products (houses and spot lights) use 4.5v where as the smaller figurines use 3v.  I've seen a lot of computer PSUs used for benchtop power supplies but none have a 3v or a 4.5v output.  I'm fairly competent with electronics, so I understand this might be more difficult than it's worth.  

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Great New Sciplus Products (not spam)

If you've never heard of American Science and Surplus, they're a neat online store that features all sorts of odds and ends. Instructables once had a contest sponsored by them, which is how I originally found them. This week they have some new products that seemed particularly useful to you all:Acrylic Easels - These look perfect for making a Laptop Bubble Stand without all the fancy bending.Aluminum Tape - If you want to make a solar heater or cooker, this looks promising for an easy to apply reflective backing.Polymorph has been featured in plenty of instructables. It melts in hot water, at which point you can shape it to you every whim, and then allow it to cool. It's almost like being a Jedi!

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Anomalous Production of Ozone at a Catalyst Surface?

Anomalous Production of Ozone at a Catalyst Surface?   Hi, I'm kinda jumping in here, so I hope I'm not breaking forum rules . . . While experimenting some years ago, I produced ozone by accident and apparently by the action of an electrical current in a Pt/Ir alloy wire. I haven't been able to reproduce the effect due to a lack of resources, but I believe that it, if it *is* reproducible, might be an 'improved' method for the synthesis of ozone. I should say I *did* try to reproduce the effect but a lack of knowledge of the physics of the PGMs meant my efforts came to naught. But if there is someone out there  who is knowledgeable in the field of heterogeneous oxidation catalysis, I'd love to hear from them . . . Thank you

Topic by HansAs    |  last reply


libby's potted meat food product?

Here is the ingrediants list: mechanically separated chicken,pork skin,partially defatted beef fatty tissue(???),partially defatted pork fatty tissue,vinigar,salt,spices,sugar,flavorings(more specific please??),sodium erythorbate,sodium nitrate eew! they sell this as f00d!? why is this stuff legal? the number on the can is18007275777 it says to call 10 am to seven pm monday through friday eeww

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox    |  last reply


Anomalous Production of Ozone at a Catalyst Surface?

Hi, I'm kinda jumping in here, so I hope I'm not breaking forum rules . . . While experimenting some years ago, I produced ozone by accident and apparently by the action of an electrical current in a Pt/Ir alloy wire. I haven't been able to reproduce the effect due to a lack of resources, but I believe that it, if it *is* reproducible, might be an 'improved' method for the synthesis of ozone. I should say I *did* try to reproduce the effect but a lack of knowledge of the physics of the PGMs meant my efforts came to naught. But if there is someone out there  who is knowledgeable in the field of heterogeneous oxidation catalysis, I'd love to hear from them . . . Thank you

Topic by HansAs  


Is it okay to have a company's name in my instructable?

Im not sure if its okay to have a picture of a product that a company made, so thats why im asking....

Question by JcBeaver    |  last reply


What are the skills of bottle design?

Hello, I'm working on the bottle design,could you give me some advice on it?

Question by JackYan09    |  last reply


Fabrication Companies?

Lets say I have an idea and it would be extremely difficult to make myself so I want a company to do it for me.  Does any such company exist and if so, what are they called?

Topic by Ethanal    |  last reply


how much would $10 touch screen overlay for computer sell? Answered

I am developing a $10 touchscreen overlay kit, which would enable the user to turn his computer into a touchscreen computer.how much do you think it  will sell?and how can i mass produce it,like printing pcb etc.,also,how do i ship it?

Question by utkarshsinghal    |  last reply


Din-Ink! The pen is mightier than the fork.

Want to know what a designer or a food writer might use to eat with in the future? These Din-Ink pen caps/utensils let you eat your food and then write about it immediately after. It's a bizarre fusion of two ideas and I'd be concerned about some sauce getting inside the cap, but it certainly is a conversation piece. link

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