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Problem with purchase from Laser sales company

I have made a purchase from a laser company, Laser DIY, which is a link on instrucables.I have not recieved the products I orderd and my emails inquiries are not returned. Has anyone ordered from this company and recieved the purchase or had a problem.

Topic by saltwaterfarmtoo    |  last reply

How is

Okay, I needed to buy some parts to build one of those huge Jeopardy tables with the buttons and the lights and all the little wazooos. However, I can only find that has those huge 100mm push buttons, and they also have a arduino relay shield i want. Anyone ever buy from them before? How is their service and shipping response? I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP CAUSE THE CANADIAN STATION HAD SOME BAD REVIEWS

Question by SteamOh    |  last reply

What is an Arduino and should I buy one? Answered

There are a few arduino-related projects on Instructables. Is it worth purchasing one? What exactly is it, and what can it be used for? Also, what is the difference between the standard Arduino and this Freeduino?

Question by munchman    |  last reply

Purchased crate of KNEX

I recently purchased a large crate of Knex from a donation center with no instructions.  Is there an easy way to tell what kits I may have?   I have sorted all the pieces and I noticed some of the same color rods are shorter than others.  Are these counterfeit pieces or is there a reason for shorter pieces?  I can't wait to build my first ball machine. Thanks, Chris 

Topic by cmu3rd    |  last reply

Buying LED's from Hong Kong

Hi. I read an instructable about making an LED project and the poster gave a source of LED's as ledshoppe. com.  It is based in Hong Kong.  According to the site, the shipping is free.   Has anyone ever dealt with this company, and if so, did you have good or bad results? I want to order some LED's but I have heard bad things about overseas suppliers.    Also, most of the LED's listed have a viewing angle of +/- 10 degrees.   Would  this work for making, say, a small LED lantern?  I know the last part is a tech question and shouldn't be in resources, but I figure if anyone knows about buying LED's then they will probably know the answer to the last part of the question.  lol Thanks!

Topic by pennsteve    |  last reply

Where can I buy the Knex ball machine balls? Answered

I have quite a lot of Knex 2 original roller coaster sets as well as a bunch from other older sets. I want to make a ball machine but I do not have the balls for it. Does anyone know where I could find/ buy these or any good substitutes for them?

Question by genericcomment    |  last reply

Useless Machine Kits are now available has just come out with a complete parts kit for the Useless Machine: It's only $25 and includes a very cool acrylic case as seen in the photos.  Dave Hrynkiw at solarbotics really did a fantastic job with the design. Keep in mind this is an even lower price than if you bought just the electronics parts at digikey!!!

Topic by Frivolous Engineering    |  last reply

What tools do I need?

Hi, I recently moved out and have bought a new home that will require some renovations (I have some experience). However, I feel I will need to purchase a few tools, what are some tools that all DIYers should own. I have: Power drill Circular saw Jig saw Reciprocating saw Hack saw Hammer Wrenches other small tools What are some other tools I should purchase? I'm going to be doing some basic construction, drywall work, laying wood flooring and quite a bit of finishing work... maybe roof work and electrical down the road? Any help is greatly appreciated

Topic by JMH renovations    |  last reply

Instructables on shopify

Good evening,  I've recently been trying to purchase something on the instructables shopity store. If in understand the way this website works is that each shop adds clients to their customers list so that they can browse your products.  My question is : Is there a link I missed?  What can I do to see products online?   I'm very confused about how this website deals with customers when the point is to sell products to the great audience of the internet.. I would appreciate a simple answer with instructions on how to access the instructables store. Thank you ! 

Topic by xChamp    |  last reply

which wiifi dongle to purchase?

I plan to purchase usb wifi dongle but iam confuse that the term 802.11n/a/b/g ,i searched on net that most wifi dongle is 802.11g ,so is that meaning they will only catch 802.11g network,please also notify me weather wifi dongle supports packet capture and packet sending capabilities?

Question by rachit59    |  last reply

Messed up Premium Purchase

I stupidly used the wrong email address when I signed up for the premium membership. Now I have the membership, but it's not connected to my login and account. How do I get this straightened out?

Topic by renzo64    |  last reply

Help requested for purchase of components

Hi. I'm a newbie to embedding but I have a project that needs this and there is no commercially available solution that I can find so I need to learn how to build it myself. This can and will be done in modules... I figure I can tackle one task at a time until I end up with a complete working system, but use the system in the meant time, as I get it completed. The main goal is for an electric motorcycle conversion dashboard,  which will include a password protected relay switch "ignition key" to power the vehicle on securely (Task #1), a user configurable display to show speedometer, odometer, tripometer, clock, battery pack voltage, motor rpm/temp, controller temp, coolant temp, etc via a waterproof rugged tablet (probably a Windows 10 tablet, probably with an Android emulator installed). I'm finding that there are so many different options available, I don't know what to purchase. I want to spend my hard earned money wisely and just buy what I need the first time. Instead of learning the "hard" way, I want to learn the "smart" way. Please help me get started. Thank you in advance!

Topic by Stevonator    |  last reply

An Opps Purchase on Ebay Is it Salvageable?

So i have an 1998 dodge ram 1500 i purchase with no power options at all so i got power window regulators and replaced the door panels and bam I've got power windows. and since the door panels had lock buttons i bought some cheap 12v actuators off eBay and wired them up and bam. power locks.. THEN in all my creativity i was like i'll just buy an RF 4 channel kit and make it key-less. so i ordered this kit not realizing what type it was to summarize this kit requires you press one button to activate the a channel and press a second button to disable the active channel.. not at all what i was looking for.  Is there any way i can convert the kit i've already paid for into a momentary style. so as long as i'm holding the channel button down its active. ????  here are all the chip/ component numbers. 4x SRA-12VDC-CL 1x  SC2272-L4 - BD25D5D1 1x 9530FH~~~~~~ unreadable some residue on the chip a few caps a few resistors and an LED..  anyone think this is doable or should i just shelf it and get a diff kit?

Topic by jgosselin    |  last reply

How much would you be willing to pay for this Brand New video camera?

I'm thinking on selling my brand new video camera I won at a contest but never used it since I had a better one.  The make in JVC and it is model 60G HD. Just wondering if I should sell it or not and how much you guys would pay for it.  Thanks!

Question by solarblade90    |  last reply

Where to find/make/buy widemouth black Ball jar lids?

I'm in need of at least 50-120 black widemouth Ball jar lids.  I can't find these items anywhere for a reasonable price. I already have the jars but the lids are gold and come in two pieces.  Can anyone assist me in finding black widemouth lids or tell me how to make them so the paint will not chip off when re-opening the jar? I'm from Muncie, IN where the Ball Brothers made their money with the ball jar and need these for a local company making lotion.  We would like to package the lotion in the jars. Thanks, Sara

Question by slynn4colts    |  last reply

help me please . i beg

Hi i got this one from dealextreme. please some one help i know u answered few things but i don't know what u mean by setting the freequences there is a guide on instrutable site but thats for att/ other usa network settings there is no setting posted for fido/rogers network this is the link where i bought the cellphone blocker. and this is the website that has the guide for this exact blocker how to tweak the settings but those settings are posted for usa carriers like att/ and other so thats where i need help. i hope some oen can help me here as i have heard there are lot of experts around this site who knows many things thanks.

Topic by ak.89    |  last reply

Buy a Texan Town on eBay!

Whoa! -- buy a town on eBay!Granted, its a 13 Acre town, population 4. Its 4 million buckeroos, but still cool.

Topic by zachninme    |  last reply

Best sub $800 netbook?

I'm looking to purchase a netbook, with a maximum budget of $800, I just wanted to put it out to you guys... what do you think is the best. I already own a laptop, so no suggestions there, thanks. I'm strictly looking for something small and easy to carry around and use on the plane. I'm not concerned about OS, but want something capable of at least running ubuntu, preferably XP, but I don't really want to pay extra, as I'd prefer to install it myself. I want the biggest hard drive possible, and a long battery life. I want something capable of watching video from the hard disk. I don't really care about added extras such as a webcam or card reader. With size, I want something bigger than an eee pc, but not so big that I might as well use a full sizzed notebook, something slightly bigger than a portable DVD player would be good. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Question by munchman    |  last reply

What is the best way to power this motor? Answered

I'm tempted to build an electric bike. I will be using a 4000W Hubzilla hub electric motor. I need about 100V and 80A at max. Batteries are really expensive, so what kind of battery(s) can I buy for under $600 that would match this motor and give me roughly 20 miles? I'm not incredibly worried about weight, but under 30-40 lbs would be superlative. Thanks!

Question by 007dna    |  last reply

Need a receipt for Pro Membership Purchase

I purchased a Pro Membership for a program we run at a school.  I need some sort of receipt for the membership purchase to give to our accountants so i can track it in my budget.  Is there a way to get one? I tried emailing a few times but only got back automated emails in return.  Thanks for the help..

Topic by ecorral    |  last reply

ZVS Driver purchased from Ebay

ZVS Driver should not be heated on the copper part until you put something from metal inside the copper ring, but this ZVS Driver heated the copper part without to put anything inside the copper ring! I want to ask is this correct to heated the copper part without to put anything inside the copper ring? Fans do not stop, working all the time! It something wrong with this ZVS Driver?

Question by Viktor Karadzhov    |  last reply

Purchasing compression spring latches online

Hi everyone I'm trying to get my hands on some compression spring latches, and have only been able to find them at, but they don't ship to Canada.  The latches I'm looking for are for this instructable: Any ideas where I can find this? I've been scouring the net for a while and can't find anything. Checked out local hardware stores, home depot, lowes, etc, and no luck. Looked at ebay, and can only find some guys from hong kong selling these and they're not made out of stainless steel (which is necessary; this project is exposed to a lot of water). Thx in advance.

Topic by David Catriel    |  last reply

multiple prepaid master cards

Is it possible to use multiple prepaid master cards to make purchases over 1000 i have no bank account and i dont i can get one right now

Topic by ultra1000    |  last reply

I'm looking to be purchasing a playstation 3 soon. What are some good things to purchase with it? Answered

I was thinking the system, the headset, and a few games. I would also like to try to keep my purchase under $750 and keep games at t rated and under.

Question by fearmonger12    |  last reply

New Laptop or Notebook choice? Answered

I am a n00b when it comes to buying laptops. Ive worked off of a PC workstation until now. I have a budget of under $900 and DO NOT WANT an HP. I have a preference for a good graphics card, at least 2 gigs of RAM and XP pre installed as the main OS. Any suggestions or tips, in fact which notebook or macbook do you use?

Question by DELETED_M4industries    |  last reply

I am in search for a sims plumbob jar

I will pay anyone who can build me a sims plumbob (the green crystal diamond, above sims heads). I want a green, made from crystal, plumbob. Hollow, in order for me to use as a jar. Big enough for me to contain 2 liters of water in it. Some sort of stand to hold it upright also helpful, but not needed. The plumbob is more important.

Question by martytorojr  

Broken iPod's (Looking to Buy)

Hey everyone! My friend and I want to do a collaboration on fixing and modding broken iPods. We are looking to buy broken iPods, probably 2 of them. We prefer the ones with the frowny face on the front. If anyone has any of these, please post! We will buy!

Topic by Gjdj3    |  last reply

Purchased Pro Membership but can't download pdf

I just purchased a Pro Membership so I could download a PDF and it won't let me. The transaction has gone through but my account still isn't listed as Pro. How do I fix this?!?  

Topic by smehelp    |  last reply

Where to purchase LARGE Prototyping PCB for Projects? Answered

I'm looking for approx 9" x 12" single sided PCB's with just solder points. Anyone know where to purchase Prototying PCB this size. I found a 7" x 12" on eBay from China, but can't find a USA Source.

Question by keydogstony    |  last reply

Problem trying to use Paypal to purchase Pro membership

I clicked on the PayPal link to purchase a Pro membership and received the following message: "PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller's website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem."

Topic by imactony    |  last reply

Where can I purchase the buckle to make the bracelet?

I am trying to make a Paracird bracelet. Do you know where I can purchase the buckle from... I need to be able to order online and they need to be able to ship to an APO address.

Question by Trek2300    |  last reply

Will you have to create holes in the lift fan, if purchased??

On a hovercraft will I have to create holes in the lift fan, if purchased


Attempted Pro Membership purchase: Oops! Page Not Found

I just tried to upgrade from a free to pro membership account and keep receiving the "Oops! Page not found" message.  What to do?

Topic by krwatts    |  last reply

I want to purchase a new glass etching blaster?

I already own a Central Pneumatic #68277 and I've outgrown it. I need something with siphon feed or larger hopper. Would love your feedback and suggestions. TIA 

Question by DeniseE4    |  last reply

Where does one purchase battery powered LEDs?

 I am looking to make some kind of Arc reactor. I need to find a string of battey powered LEDs, I do not know where to find them...  Any help?

Question by Burnsides    |  last reply

Where can I purchase shutters for an indoor playhouse?

When we finished our basement, we created a little, enclosed area under the eaves of the stairs with a small window and doorway. Would like to add a window box and decorative, little shutters. Thanks.

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What is this called, and where can I purchase one? Answered

Please see the image, I took it from a youtube video and wanted some info; it looks like something worth checking out, but I haven't had luck in my searches.

Question by ahayden3    |  last reply

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.

Topic by gmjhowe    |  last reply

Can replacement jacks be purchased for rock band cymbals?

One of our young kids pulled the wires out of the angle jacks for the cymbals. I bought some jacks at radio shack. The problem is that when I look at the original plugs they seem to have soldered 3 wires to the plug. However there are only 2 wires. Which wires get attached where? I would prefer to buy pre- assembled replacement jacks. Does anyone know of a source to buy replacement jacks?

Question by Daddy-O 54  

Where is borosilicate glass tubing (or similar) available to be purchased?

For me, ordering online is a last resort, so I was wondering if anyone knew of any brick-and-mortar stores that carried something like that. Also, the woman who runs the chemistry dept storeroom at my university is a singularly unpleasant lady who won't even give students new equipment unless the lab professor insists.

Question by zalf  

Where Did YOU Get YOUR K'NEX?

Instructables K'NEX Community, The reason that I am posting this forum topic is because I would very much like to buy many more K'NEX pieces at a cheap/reasonable price, and would like to know where YOU got YOUR K'NEX. Please post your answers below. Thanks!, The Knex Inventor

Topic by The Knex Inventor    |  last reply

Is there somewhere where I can purchase wheels like this for cheap? Answered

Http:// I need some kind of wheel that has that type of groove. It can be any material. Where could I purchase something like this for less than the hundreds of dollars that Professional dolly wheels go for?

Question by sblaptopman    |  last reply

where to purchase a cordless tool battery pack stud connector ?

I would like to rebuild my cordless tool battery pack but I broke the stud connector on top of the pack I can not find any place online or otherwise to purchase it. I can find every thing but that can you help me find it. I

Question by innthrough    |  last reply

where can I purchase components from a reliable dealer?

I need a list of well know and reliable component and part dealers(solenoids)  not some mom and pop shop from china 

Question by Maroc    |  last reply

"How can a burn a backup copy of my purchased dvd?

I have a Disney DVD that I bought & my child plays it every day. I would like to have a backup of it because I am afraid it won't last much longer. Anyone that has children can probably relate. Since I already bought the DVD once I don't want to have to purchase it again. Any help would be highly appreciated.

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