Totoro Cream Puffs

These Totoro cream puffs are almost too good to eat. To be honest, I've never really enjoyed the cream puff thing, but to chomp on a cute li'l Totoro would be absolutely worth it.Check the link for a tutorial on how to make one of your own. How to Make Totoro Cream Puffs via BoingBoing

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Puff pastry prebaked.

I want to bake a quich and have purchase a puff pastry pie shell. Need I prebake the shell, in order to guarantee a crispy bottom part of the crust??? - bri <3

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


does anyone know how to puff brown rice?

Any links would be appreciated if you know them

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I can't download Pdf files. I try to download in the latest version of Firefox. But i can't it. Please help me.?

I am interested in Arduino Controlled SIP & PUFF Switch. And  I want to see PDF file. But I can't download it  and I enroll in Pro membership. But I can't download it even if in the latest version of Firefox. Please help me

Question by Changghi Kim 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


For my Halloween costume, I want to add some fake "smoke" to come out of my shirt or hat. Just a puff or two on demand.

For my Halloween costume, I want to add some fake or artificial "smoke" to come out of my shirt or hat.  Just a puff or two on demand is what I am looking for.  Could be battery or chemical powered, but still needs to be safe next to a person. Thanks!?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Scariest Cartoon Character?

What cartoon character do you consider the scariest? creepiest? things concerning that. yeup. mine is the character Him from the Power puff girls.

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


whittle a pipe instructable

Recently i have been in the hobby of whittling smoking pipes from tree branches with a bowie knife. I was wondering if i should post an instructable.to give a basic idea it would entail how to shape, drill the bowl, drill from the mouthpiece to the bowl. how to round the pipe and smooth it. please leave comments, ideas, and tell me if you want me to post and specifics if you want special details on it. thank you for your time. sorry for bad image only have my laptop camera for the moment.

Topic by HOMEPIE64 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


DIY Tutorial: Make Your Own Crochet Washcloths, Bath Puffs, Etc. Most are on Instructables too

Feel free to use any of the tutorials on my blog - most are on instructables too! Reusable Crochet Washcloths:  http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/04/crochet-pattern-not-your-grandmas.html Reusable Crochet Coasters:  http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/02/great-crochet-coaster-comeback.html Reusable Rag Baskets:  http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-make-your-own-rag-basket.html Good luck! Annabelle

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


im not leaving instructables but im not really doing anything either

 for all the 16 followers i have. if u really liked my instructables. fine. but im not really into knex anymore. no im never getting ride of my knex because when i have kids ill give it to them. the reason im telling u this is because i have been working on 2 guns for the last year and still havent completed them. the reason why i haven't been on insturctables in a SUPER long time is because my hobby is rc cars. ones that go 45 mph. 1/8th scale of a real car. super big bore shockes. two batteries. also, if u wanna get into this hobby, you can message me on youtube. (if u have a youtube account) or here on instructables. if u still wanna follow me, u can go to my youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/puffmonster689?feature=mhee

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


how do would you make a toy smoke ? Answered

I know some older toys would blow a small puff of smoke like trains and robots is there a way to do that on a small scale ?

Question by Triclaw 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Any body have a way to create a smoke cloud?

I'm helping with Aladdin the musical and I got put on special effects and I need a way to make a Puff of smoke that the genie can disappear into, any ideas? Also fire cant be involved

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


look at this bee necklace WHO CAN MAKE IT

As the title said, it's from MCQ, my brother want to make one to send to his g friend. How can he make it? (metal is difficult to control, oher materials may be better I think)

Topic by Miss Puff 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Cupcake purse How to make it ?

I want to make a purse like this    They are from Judith Leiber .I am a senior high school student and I cannot afford it. They are badly cute.  So I want to creat it by myself. But the QUESTION is how to do it ? I really need you guys' help. 

Topic by Miss Puff 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to diy this fantastic light(⊙_⊙)?

Look at this light. It's fantastic, isn't it?  So, I'm wondering if someone knows how to make it. I don't even know the texture of the main part of the light.  I want to make it as a present to my little brother who is trying to sleep alone. THANKS~~~

Topic by Miss Puff 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


ETSY Shop - Crochet Washcloths and Baskets

Http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeByAnnabelle Organic, cotton, and bamboo. My washcloths and baskets are all handmade by me, Annabelle. "Not Your Grandma's Washcloths" - That's right!  My washcloths are full of color and texture. :) Annabelle

Topic by HandmadeByAnnabelle 6 years ago


Arduino Prank Remote, LED Matrix Display, Grow Gourmet Mushrooms

Arduino Prank Remote LED Matrix Display Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Pacman Cork Board Sterling Engine Fan Fortune Telling Cube Multicolor FLashlight LED Bead Jig Spider Silk Thread Mini SADbot Puff Embroidered Hat Braided Flower Crown Arduino FM Radio Receiver Remove a Servo Controller Solar Lawn Mower

Topic by randofo 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Easiest and Cheapest way to paint a latex mask?

Hey every one. With Halloween coming I’m preparing to make my Two Face costume. Because I don’t want to paint half of my face I’m using half of an (modified) store bought latex mask. My last step should be the most difficult, painting it. The half of a mask will be doing a lot of moving so I need a flexible paint. I’m only an amateur, but have read some about painting latex. Most methods I’ve seen require mixing different substances. I’d like to get away from that if any was possible, I’d like to make this as easy as I can. The other thing is that it has to be very cheap. I’ve already spent too much money on this costume, and would like to not spend too much more. If anyone knows a type of paint that is flexible and cheap please tell me, because I really need one. Thanks every one. Hope to hear from you soon.

Question by doombot9000 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how many psi can a 5 gallon plastic bucket (found in home depot) can take?

So im doing this for a chemistry project. My plan: to create a cannon with buckets and tubes with ping pong ball. I use dry ice and water to compress gas in the bucket and release the air through the valve. i realized that when i puff air into it and conceal it, (3 to 4 times) the bucket starts to deform.

Question by punch2dface 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


I have an Ariens Tractor it wont start please help read details

Its a pull start ride-on and its carborator i believe is be fine i cleaned it and it worked before it has spark and it has not run for a year but recently i got it started and i was riding it around having a blast then my friend took it for a joyride and held down the governor rod too long so ever since then it wouldn't start and it has compression but it sounds funny it like puffs out air after each pull    plz plz help thanks

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


Delayed again!!!

I have been working on my plasma speaker for a long time, after I got everything working, I was about to take a good video of it working. But just then, the MOSFET exploded, and made a huge puff of smoke... Dang! Delayed again! I made and completed the instructable on making a plasma speaker (some of you might had seen it as you are subscribed to me), but I just need a video to prove that the plasma speaker is working. I was going to post the instructable today, but the MOSFET delayed it... :-( It may be a few more days before the instructable is published...

Topic by Plasmana 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Maker Faire 2009: Peterson Neon

The first year at Maker Faire (2006) the Instructables/Squid Labs booth was just across from Peterson Neon. (She also works near our old Emeryville digs.) It was incredible watching Shawna Peterson bend neon tubing for signs - lots of fire, slow careful movements that carefully bend the glass to match the angles of her templates, and the occasional puff of air to re-expand a bit of tubing that has softened and constricted at a bend point. The sign is worked from the back, so the front looks properly flat and legible.Check out the video Bilal took to see how it's done.

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


Verifying Age Using Face Recognition?

Magazine photos fool biometric age verifier in Japan. In their never ending quest to automate every aspect of human life Japan has recently installed cigarette vending machines that will scan your face to verify your age before giving you a smoke. Kids realizing that all the robot wants is some wrinkles have learned that all they need to do is hold up a magazine image of some geezer and then they can puff away. It makes me happy to see that no matter how "advanced" technology becomes, there's often an easy overlooked loophole. Let's hope that trend continues. _BGvia: boingboing.net

Topic by lamedust 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Halloween Pastry Contest on Serious Eats

Serious Eats has teamed up with Pepperidge Farms to host a "Halloween baking challenge featuring Puff Pastry." The grand prize winner will travel to Serious Eats headquarters in New York City for a pastry crawl. (why am I only now learning about pastry crawls??) The winner will also score a 5.5 quart stand mixer from Cuisinart and some great baking gear from Pepperidge Farm. So check it out! The contest ends October 15.  Just upload your entry to the Photograzing section of Serious Eats, and get inspired while your there. Have a great idea but not the resources to enter?  Leave your ideas in the comments, and someone just may pick it up!

Topic by scoochmaroo 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Question about foods that modify urine. Answered

Do you remember the first time that you ate asparagus  (Asparagusic acid) and being amazed at the burning rubber smell that came from your piddle within minutes of eating? Also I get a Sugar Puffs smell from real coffee and red wee from beetroot (betacyanins). Recently I have discovered that a handful of fenugreek will give an awful smell reminiscent of maple syrup gone wrong (3-hydroxy-4,5-dimethylfuran-2(5H)); cumin also. So my question is:  has anybody here discovered any other foodstuffs that do the job? This is the level of excitement that I'm living to at the moment. ps I've just read that fenugreek is used to turn sugar syrup into fake maple syrup.

Question by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


I am CRUSHED.... :-(

I had finally gotten my "project" (for the gift exchange) finished, well except for some cosmetic touches to make it look nicer then it did.  I tested it for the last time, and a wire crossed and the speaker when POOF in a puff of smoke. This thing has me so depressed at not being able to finish it and get it sent that I am having troubles just getting back in and tearing it all out to replace the speaker and maybe put in a dampener resister to prevent it from happening again......I AM going to finish this one way or another......just wanted you all to know I am having to deal with a lot lately (my Mom becoming ill and maybe needing full time "residence in a facility" and being the only one left in the family willing to do anything, a whole lot has been dumped into my lap since July. But I DO intend on getting this out somehow, but Tuesday...but I am so sorry for this horribly long delay.

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


My Dream Cheeky USB missile launcher stops moving up and down and won't fire the top and right ports! Help please?

 I have a Dream Cheeky® USB Missile Launcher that I just purchased "used" from an Ebay seller. Every once in a while, it will just lock up and stop moving up and down. I tried going into its gearbox to loosen up whatever may be blocking it, and it did help a little, but it will still sometimes just stop.  Also - and this is the more important situation - when I hit the fire button on my computer for it, it will start compressing air to shoot the missile, but when it shoots from the four o' clock position (the dart on the right), it will only puff it a couple of feet, and when it tries to launch the missile from the twelve o' clock position (the dart on the top), it won't shoot at all.  I really need to know pretty quickly, everyone, so please help me out on this as much as you can!   Thanks,    Win Guy

Question by Win Guy 7 years ago


How do you remove the high voltage diode from inside of a modern television flyback transformer?

I recently acquired an AC flyback transformer from an old vacuum tube television. I am planning on making a voltage multiplier for it to achieve voltages of 100kV +. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no way that my parents will let me buy anything at this moment, so I need a source of high voltage diodes and capacitors. Luckily, I have a big bag of capacitors, but I have no high voltage diodes. I do, however, have a pile of modern television flyback transformers that have built in high voltage diode stacks inside of them. I am wondering if there is anyway for me to liberate them. I do not care about the rest of the transformer. The coils can be damaged beyond all hope or repair, as long as I get the diodes out. So far all of my attempts at dremeling the transformers have resulted in a big white puff of dust from the insulation inside of the transformer. Any help is appreciated - Thank you.

Question by Xellers 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I start a Pajero jeep with Low compression ?

I bought a pajero sport 2007 2.5 a few months ago that always had trouble starting. I would heat it 4 times then crank and she would pick up with a puff of smoke then run fine. No problem starting when warm. Having ruled out the plugs (replaced) the relay (12 volts) a local garage man did a compression test and told me that two of the cylinders had low compression We were going to run some oil additive through it to see if that would help But now the B**ch wont start at all. it cranks fine but wont pick up. Its outside the house and I am waiting for the mechanic to get time to do a house call. I was wondering if there is any sure fire way of starting it up with slightly low compression so that I can run some  oil additive through it  or if I get it started what is the best treatment to put through it. also If I have to open up the engine how complicated and expensive would it be I have a mechanic friend coming to stay with me in a few weeks what are the minimum tools needed?

Question by Cargorm 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do I get a solid balloon shape? Using a 3 Foot diameter latex balloon, need to fill with a solid, smooth material?

First:  Thank You Already for Considering helping me. I need the shape of the Inside of the balloon - not the outside like papermache'. I tried Canned Foam Insulation "Great Stuff" brand; but it didn't expand and solidify.  Then I need to cut it in half to get a hemi-sphere / hemi-balloon shape.  A shape like half an egg, but 30" long, 19" wide, and 9" deep if laid on the flat side. Will Gorrilla Glue puff up and stretch out the balloon?  Is there some kind of expanding urethane that doesn't need free air to cure? Will a rubber mold making liquid like Vytaflex fill a balloon to it's "real shape" and cure inside without air?  http://www.youtube.com/v/MJ9lgZ3V90o&autoplay;=1 is a video of making a sink mold from an existing vessel sink.  But I don't have an original of this shape to make a copy of. Ice isn't permanent enough, but would be the perfect slick surface texture.  I don't have the tools to cut a 30x19" sphereoid in half neatly. The goal is to get a solid shape with a smooth surface to use as a mold for pouring material over to achieve a "bowl" shape with a very smooth interior surface and a hand formed outer surface. thanks again

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


Fake It, Don't Make It Recipe Contest Winners Announced

Real Simple magazine and Instructables are happy to announce the winners for the Fake It, Don't Make It Recipe Contest!We saw some delicious recipes entered and encourage everyone to see the full group here.Grand PrizeThis winning recipe by trebuchet03 is featured in the December issue of Real Simple. Trebuchet03 also receives a $100 Crate & Barrel Gift Card, a monogrammed Real Simple apron, an Instructables T-shirt, and a year's subscription to Real Simple magazine. How to Make Monkey BreadFirst PrizeThe authors of these winning recipes will receive a $50 Crate & Barrel Gift Card, a monogrammed Real Simple apron, an Instructables T-shirt, and a year's subscription to Real Simple magazine. How to make Gingerbread Pumpkin Whoopie Pie by DMR30 Ravioli with Lobster Cream Sauce by shangrilarcadia Frozen Pumpkin Pie by SteveGerber Easy Dessert Puffs by jmjmcelwee Second PrizeThe authors of these recipes will receive a monogrammed Real Simple apron, a year's subscription to Real Simple magazine, an Instructables T-shirt, and Instructables stickers. HOLIDAY BISCOTTIS by Patricia Stiehr Mint Oreo Chocolate Pudding Pie by aliciak Creme de la Tea by Brennn10 Warm Coffee Cake by beldeen Quik 'n Easy Peach Cobbler by surfergirl French Silk Pie by stef42678 Holiday Fake It: LHS Cornbread Stuffing by debontherocks Savory Biscuits! by mje Pumpkin Pie Dessert Squares by GregDDC Easy Perfect Pancakes by LasVegasJudging was done by Real Simple magazine staff.

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


10 Watt LED Circuit

I am a software developer by trade and have little or no experience regarding LED and/or electronic designs. I am hoping someone here can help with a project I am working on using high brightness LEDs. I have studied several 'instructables' and specifically dan's "Circuits for using High Power LED's." My project consists of a few high brightness LEDs that will be placed in a high ceiling room with the brightness controlled by a microcontroller based on the light in the room (time of day, sun in window, etc). The microcontroller will use photocells to determine the brightness in the room and then adjust the LED using PWM pins. The LED is 10 watt and approximately 450 lumens. Attached is a circuit I drew as a starting point and would like help in determining if it will work, I am close or does it need to be trashed. I am not sure what the value for the resistor should be. Below are some calculations but not sure if I am on the right track or not. No need to be kind, I am more interested in getting it right and not losing any 'magic puffs of smoke' from any of the components. Here are the specs: LED IF: 1.6 A Peak Forward Current: 1.7 A Forward Voltage: 8 V LM350 (heavy duty version of LM317 IO_MAX: 4.5 A 1.2 - 25 V adjustable regulator BC337-40 Collection Current - Continuous: 800 mA dc Total Device Dissipation: 625 mW Resistor: 5W or 10W Voltage Amp Ohms Watt 8 1.60 5.0 12.8 8 0.80 10.0 10.0 8 1.10 7.5 8.5 Note: LED and components will have adequate heat sinks.

Topic by desnotes 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


History of Printing Mesh

Sit in on a trade show seminar or visit an online forum, and you'll encounter countless debates about the "right" type of mesh to use. The truth is, while there are some guidelines to follow, the best way to determine what's right for your shop is by trial and error. Only problem is, who has the time to experiment? There are literally hundreds of mesh types out there. Trying to choose the best one can seem like an overwhelming task, but by following some general rules of thumb, you can narrow down your mesh choices to a dozen or so. Then testing each kind won't seem so unmanageable. Specs. It may look like the screen on your back door, but screen printing mesh isn't the same kind of material. The biggest difference is that unlike what keeps bugs out of your house, this type of mesh is made from fabric, not wire. For this industry, monofilament polyester is the most frequently used mesh material. When you start shopping for mesh, you'll also need to determine the weave, count, thread diameter and color that's best for your shop. The type of weave is a no-brainer. When researching mesh, you may come upon the terms plain-weave and twill mesh. The difference between the two is how the threads are woven to create the mesh pattern. Make sure you purchase plain-weave mesh instead of twill mesh, which can cause moiré problems, especially in the high mesh counts. Mesh is often referred to by its mesh count – i.e. 120 mesh, 230 mesh etc. – representing the number of threads per inch. The lower the count, the bigger the mesh openings. Low mesh counts are commonly used with specialty inks such as glitter and puff to allow big ink particles to reach the substrate. High mesh counts are mainly used to print fine details and halftones. Printing through high mesh counts also produces a thin layer of ink on the garment, creating a soft hand. Mesh with a count that falls somewhere in the middle is what most screen printers rely on for their basic, everyday print jobs. The last factor you'll need to decide on is thread diameter. Until a few years ago, terms such as S, T and HD were commonly used to refer to thread diameter. Now, however, a more universal method of referring to the diameter number (in microns) helps keep consistency throughout the industry. While there's no standard thread diameter for each mesh count, there's generally a heavy-duty and a light version for each mesh count. The thinner the thread, the better the detail, but the weaker the fabric. The mesh manufacturer or your local distributor will help you weigh the benefits of each and determine what's right for your individual shop. As you shop for mesh, you're sure to come across different colors. Mesh is typically offered in white and yellow, although orange is available from some manufacturers. During exposure, a white mesh will refract the light similar to the way in which a fiber optic cable works. The light travels down and out, affecting edge definition and quality. This isn't as important with lower mesh counts, but when you're doing a lot of fine detail and halftone work, such slight adjustments will show up in the final print. For this reason, many printers stick with white for lower mesh counts, but use yellow or orange for higher mesh counts. Assess Your Need. Everyone has a preferred type, but there are some general guidelines to go by when you're in the market for mesh. Look around your shop and you'll find clues to what type of mesh counts you should be printing with. The three factors to base your decision on are the type of garments you're printing on, your ink type and the kind of frame system that you use on a regular basis. You'll also need to take into account the type of print jobs you typically do. For most screen printers, T-shirts are the order of the day. They can probably get by using a middle-of-the-road mesh count such as a 110 mesh. However, if you print a lot of athletic numbers and use thick ink to withstand the rough treatment jerseys encounter on the field, you'll probably need a coarser mesh count to allow the thicker ink to reach the material. In such cases, it's not necessary to use a high mesh count. On the other hand, if you do a lot of halftone and fine detail work, you'll need a higher mesh count to retain the minute details in the design. Also let your distributor or manufacturer know what type of frame system you use, as some types require sturdier mesh (and higher thread diameters) to withstand repeated use. In general, most screen printers find that a 110 mesh count will work fine for most jobs. The key word here, though, is "most." Don't rely on 110 mesh for each and every single job. Instead, try out different mesh counts with different print jobs, and keep a record of your production results. Note the mesh type, screen tension, type of ink and whether the print job is multicolor, process color, etc. Also note the garment type: Are you printing on a nylon jacket or a cotton T-shirt? Regularly reviewing your records will help you see a pattern, and decide which mesh tends to work best with a particular ink and design combination. You'll be surprised by the varying results between your "everyday" mesh count and one that's a little higher or lower. If you want to experiment with different mesh counts, start with the coarsest mesh and work your way up to the higher numbers, noting how the print looks with each version. Hit the Trail. Most screen printers have an established local distributor that they order supplies from. Others may prefer to order directly from the manufacturer. To find a list of mesh distributors and manufacturers, check out IMPRESSIONS' 2003 Sourcebook. Decoding the Salesspeak. The world of mesh can get a little technical. Here are some key terms to help you navigate the terminology: Low-elongation (LE) mesh – Most monofilament polyester fabrics are low elongation. The term refers to the mesh's ability to retain its tension level. In the past, stretching screens required tensioning the mesh to say, 25 N/cm, letting it relax to a lower tension then repeating the process. Today's low elongation mesh typically only requires one go-around. Monofilament polyester mesh – Some printers who've been around for years still use multifilament polyester mesh. However, the majority of the industry has switched to monofilament. Although it must be abraded for good emulsion adhesion, monofilament mesh tends to stretch, hold tension and print better than multifilament mesh. Plain-weave mesh – Almost all mesh for the textile printing industry is plain weave. The term refers to the method by which the threads are arranged to create the mesh openings. Warp – The threads that run the length of a roll of mesh. Weft – The threads that run the width of a roll of mesh. The Numbers Game. Mesh is typically ordered by the roll, usually in yards. The price depends on the width of the roll (40", 50", 60" wide, etc.), the mesh count and the color. White mesh is not quite as expensive as yellow or orange mesh, because it doesn't go through the dying and rinse processes. Setup Surprises. Be careful how you open the packaging surrounding your new roll of mesh. Avoid using a knife if possible – mesh can be damaged just by being carelessly opened. Once you've opened your new mesh, store it someplace out of the traffic flow. Try hanging it on a wall like a paper towel roll. Getting it up and off the floor can prevent accidental damage. Keeping the roll visible also allows staff to monitor the supply. Don't wait until the last minute to order mesh – you may not be able to get a new supply in time for that next rush job. Care and Feeding. Once you stretch your screens, what can you do to keep the mesh in top shape? For one thing, be careful with your screens. While coarse mesh can withstand more wear and tear, high mesh counts can be easily damaged when moving them around the shop. To extend the life of your mesh, try stretching your screens so that the squeegee stroke runs parallel to the warp. After several print jobs, who can remember what the mesh count is on a particular screen? To help keep confusion to a minimum, consider writing the mesh count number directly on the screens or frame. Or, color code your stock: white for lower mesh counts, yellow for the more detailed work. So while there's no hard rule for what mesh counts to use, knowing what to look for can help you find what's right for your shop. – CW from Internet

Topic by sharefilters 10 years ago