rack and pinion?

Hello everyone  im trying to design a minature working slat drive system taken from an airbusA320 the problem i have is locating a curved rack  does anyone know where i might find one or the best way to make one  i can get the pinion and motor etc its just the track ive included a diagram so you can see how it all works  its driving me mad!!

Question by madaboutjets 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Smoker Racks?

I am building a Smoker out of Pine Lumber and would like to hear ideas on  What Metal would be best for Food Smoker Grill Racks?  Or would Wood be better ?

Question by Scottenterprizes 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

wine rack

Hi, I don't have a ton of experience with wood, but I saw this wine rack http://www.kukhaven.com/wine-storage/wine-staff and want to build something similar.  Would a 4x4 work to make this out of or do I need a harder wood?  Also what would be the best way to attach it to the wall? Thanks

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

Shoe rack

Hi there guys, so i really got this kind of insecurity in me on writing an instructables about a shoe rack made of pvc pipes and glass. Tell me what you think and should i write it at all.

Topic by JohnSmith-Workshop 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Motherboard rack!

I just worked on this some yesturday, and these are the results I have in the picture. I've been wanting to do this for a long while, to have motherboards stacked in a rack configuration using nothing other than the motherboards themselves and threaded steel rods. I had to make the holes on the motherboards larger using a diamond bit on my dremel, and very teadiously carve away at the magic compound (PCB) that contains a secret mixture of equal amounts pixie dust, and wood glue. when I was done, this is what I resulted with as you'll see in the end picture, the only thing that makes me nervous is the fact that it has started to put pressure on some of the rods causing my asus board on the bottom to bend slightly, this is because they are either bent, or for some reason perhaps the brass nuts I'm using weren't threaded completely straight up and down, either way I'm not TOO worried about it. No I have no actually powered them up yet to see if they work, thats another thing I'm working on, more outlets. I will post when I do. I do have one question of anyone who stumbles across this! Does anyone have an idea for some kind of consolidated power supply situation with these motherboards? I plan on using some longer rods if this ends up working out fine, then I could stack, say maybe 10 of them at once (thats my goal). Would that mean I also have to have a stack of 10 desktop power supplies? Cawm on, I'm trying not to kill my hydro bill.

Topic by Punkguyta 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Knex Rack and Pinion?

Hey Guys and Girls, Recently I ran across an old prototype of a knex rack and pinion I made a long time ago. I was curious as to if there have been any other rack and pinon designs shown on the site of maybe that have been used in a project. Second: Would anybody have any interest in seeing the design before I take it apart? Any Ideas of what it could be used for? Thanks Killer~SafeCracker

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Cheap DVD rack

Hello, I have been searching for a dvd rack storage system but all the nice wooden ones are in the range of £80 for the number of DVDs that I have (about 500). Could someone please tell me how I can make my own stylish one or where I can find something stylish buy cheap that is currently on the market? Thank you!

Topic by ShaunHill 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Cargo rack for bikes

Making a cargo rack for bikes out of recycled materials.

Topic by wewexteriors 10 years ago

PC Test rack

I read an instructable a couple of weeks ago on a PC Test rack, basicly allowing you to test a PC without a case, but I can't find it. I've searched for ages but can't find it at all. Any help on finding it would be appreciated.

Topic by Josho 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

DIY shoe rack

I am trying to build a DIY shoe rack which can hold 30 pairs of footware. I am looking for building it using cardboard/plywood/metal pipes or all of the above. Any suggestions or guidance is appreciated. Thanks, Varun Raj

Question by rajblain 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Help with clothes rack?

I desperately need some racks for clothes on hangers, to be used for out-of-season storage in my garage and also at my upcoming yard sale. I'm tired of buying the flimsy garment racks at Wal-Mart, etc. I'm willing to build them myself from wood or pipes (preferably pipes, for sturdiness) if someone could suggest how to do this. Any advice? I don't know anything about welding or cutting pipes, etc. -- just simple home repairs -- but am willing to tackle any beginner-level instructions. Thanks for any information -- Carolyn Bahm, Collierville, TN

Topic by cbahm 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How to build a camper top bike rack?

I would like to build a bike rack that will hold three bikes that will fit on top of my 4/8 trailer.

Question by 9 years ago

Instructions on the construction of an 8 space Rack Case?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

how can i build a wooden rack to hold dumb bells off my bedroom floor?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Can anyone help me build a drumset rack out of PVC pipe??I have the main idea but the side arms seem a little weak...? Answered

The Idea is to emulate the racks from electronic drums like Roland or Yamaha. I just can't seem to make a strong side bar to hold the floor tom. and any suggestions on what to use to hold the toms (like an L bracket) will be appreciated.

Question by doggyd69b 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to make a simple timer (2hour maximum)?

I want to propose a project study that will hold/lock the syringe in a thawing rack for 2 hours. thawing rack dimensions 6" x 6" x 6". I want to put a cover on it (flexi-glass).

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

Wooden coat Racksafree? Answered

 since November i saw an  idea I want to make, I can't find it. I've looked Help !! It was a wooden coat rack, either stained or painted a beautiful blue/green color. Made from wood . you went out and bought brass coat hooks and mounted them on the post which had a free standing base

Question by Kathy Fisher 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Small KNEX rack and pinion.

Hello everybody it's been a long time since I have posted a forum topic on here but I just built a a new KNEX rack and pinion I would like to so everybody. The only other rack and pinion on Instructables was made by Killer~SafeCracker but it was huge and not to practical to put into a model. So here is a new rack and pinion that I made and it's way smaller then the one built by Killer~SafeCracker. The secret to this design is that it' uses a Micro KNEX to build the rack. I think there is a lot of neat things that could be made with this so please tell me what you come up with!

Topic by sonic broom 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

How to Make a bag rack.

Hello Everyone I want to make an UNCOMPLICATED bag rack for my wardrobe. I have 34 bags( I counted, after giving some away to create space). I recently moved to Italy and  space in general is minuscule, small. Large space means new wardrobe but I want to create something cheap, UNCOMPLICATED and pretty. Please HELP ME!!

Question by fjustins 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Another IKEA server rack!

I just saw this: an industrial-strength server rack built out of a Helmer filing cabinet. This guy was using it to create Linux server cluster for 3D rendering. Pretty awesome.(I made the super-cheap, half-height one out of Corras side tables.)

Topic by nagutron 10 years ago

how to make a shoe rack?

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

Raise & Lower Spice Rack

I built a small spice rack that hangs on the underside of my kitchen cupboards (it is hidden behind the valence), and I want to have it raise and lower using a simple motor mechanism but I am a complete novice and I have no idea where to start. Right now I can just raise and lower it by pulling a string, in the same you would raise and lower window blinds. Any thoughts?

Topic by Northern1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Shoe rack, vertical, spinning

Here is a neat idea that someone might want to attempt. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1121099984601023

Topic by Lord Les 4 years ago

How can I make a shoe rack for my coat closet that is like a pull out pantry?

I have a full coat closet, approx 3' wide, but I don't want to take up the entire thing with shoes.  I have been looking at pull out pantries and thinking that I could attach side-sliding rails to one of the side walls of the closet and create a pull out shoe rack.  Only thing is, I suspect that it would take up  a fair amount of space (13" wide??) - is there a maximum angle I need to keep the rack (I am thinking ikea Komplement shoe rack) in order to keep the shoes on?  As well, we don't want the shoes to touch the coats, so I need to put a divider up - do I need to have holes in the divider to ensure air circulation?  How heavy duty should the slider be?  Is there a better, more inventive solution that I have not seen or thought of?  I am brand new to the world of DIY, so consider me a complete novice and please point out the smallest details!! Thanks!!

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

Looking to make tiny motorized track for spice storage?

I need more spice storage than any spice rack I can find.  My cabinet space is roughly 23 inches by 11 inches.  I would like to build some sort of serpentine track through the entire space that can hopefully be motorized to carry standard size spice bottles around for display.  I have considered using train track but the trains that would run on track that can make the radius turn required (roughly 1.5 inch radius) is not sturdy enough to support the bottles.  I have considered a chain and sprocket system.  I have even considered using children's building toys.  Any ideas?

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

Does anyone know where I can get cardboard tube that is 6"-8" diameter?

I've tried carpet stores, but they're only about 4", so not big enough.  It's for something like this http://www.inewidea.com/2010/03/01/22865.html#more-22865

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

How do i lock my longboard to a bike rack?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

curtain rack got ripped out of plaster wall. Can i fix put it back in?

Hi Recently, My curtain rack in my bedroom came out while i was moving the curtain, i was pulling down a little bit, and apparently that was enough to rip the rack out of the plaster. Ive attached photos. Because theres another rack holder, ide rather not patch up the hole as that will mean also patching up the other hole made when i remove the other rack. Is it possible to securely put the hook back in with a glue, resin ,foam or something?

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How to transport bicycle on/in a jeep wrangler.? Answered

Got rid of my SUV, bought jeep. how can i take my bike when going on trips? Spare wheel bike racks cost too much! help!

Question by wafflehouse 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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

i need help in making a shoe rack. Can someone help me?

It has to be simple and easy to follow.  A shoe rack made with cardboard paper or something easy. I can't handle wood/timber. 

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

I want to embroider on rick rack

In the 50's embroidery on braided rick rack was very popular do you have any vintage ideas?

Question by Arlene Nau 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Wooden free standing coat rack?

 This design appeared late last year or early this year. It was free standing and in the picture it was emerald green in color. I can't find it and I'm wanting to make a few. Help !!!!

Question by Kathy Fisher 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How can replicate the functionality of this bike rack cradle?

I have a bike rack with rubber cradles that have dried out. I'm annoyed because the cradles are no longer available and every rack manufacturer seems to make cradles to fit a different bar diameter. In my case it's 1.125". Current racks on the market are either 1" or 1.25". Any ideas on how to replicate the functionality of this cradle? I need to make 8 of them. It needs to be soft enough not to scratch the paint finish on a bicycle.  https://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/pics/R/G/RG8890083_1000.jpg

Question by goodgnus 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Need a timed reversible DC motor with either a string or rack and pinion.

Originally this was a way to cheat a video game.  But it kills two birds with one stone.  I get what I want in the game and I get to learn about electronics/robotics... I want to create a device that will lower a stylus to touch the screen on an ipad, then lower another stylus to touch another part of the screen.  Then 6 seconds later repeat. I thought to use 2 timers and 2 DC motors with either string attached to a spool attached to the styluses OR a rack an pinion set up.  But I don't know what type of timer I need, or how to make a switch to reverse the direction of the motor...  Thanks so much in advance! J

Topic by BANTAR1000 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Hello! I'm looking for something to recycle into a shoe rack I'm making, any ideas?

I love the idea of using material that would otherwise be thrown away, and it's cheaper :). I need a fairly rigid area of about 25x28cm for the "shelves". The material will be in view, so it would be awesome if it looked interesting. The actual structure of the rack will probably be MDF, so I know for sure it will not fall apart. Plan B is using VHS tapes for the "structure" (vertical parts) and wood for the shelves, but that would probably be harder to pull off :)

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

wire rack for canning, what if I don't have one?

Question by rassors 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Tile coat hook

Hi, I bought a small tile from a thrift store the other day and want to make it into a coat hook. Something similar to the attached image. Not sure how/where to start. Can anybody help? :_( z

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

Does anyone know how much weight can 1" OD PVC pipe can handle? Thank you in advance.

Im thinking of making a canoe and kayak stand out of PVC. The stand would look like a modifyed 'H' with the top span enclosed as well. The cross memebers would be approx. 36" long. The weight of the canoe is around 75 lbs. and the kayak weighs 47 lbs. All of the weight will be distributed over 3 H frames spanning 8'.

Question by Ginger Magnus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Plans or a place to order a bike rack for a 4-wheeler

Hey Folks, I'm looking for plans or a how-to for building a bicycle rack that mounts to a standard rear rack on a 4-wheeler. I looked a ball-mount hitch type bicycle racks (4-wheeler doesn't have a receiver hitch) for vehicles and they aren't going work. Ideally I'd like it to hold 2 bikes, but at this point I'd take anything. I just can't seem to find anything. Thanks!

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

How / where do you store your kitchen cooling racks?

I'm looking for ideas for storing multiple sizes of cooling and broiling racks.  Ideally, they would be within easy reach (like not in the garage) but not in the way. So I'm asking the community in hopes that someone has found a non-tangling, space conserving, convenient method.  

Question by mole1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

K'NEX Machine Gun (Does Not Use "Barrel Per Bullet" Design)

How it should (How I want it to) work. Background: Uses a rack and pinion system to draw back a firing pin to launch projectiles(firing pin not shown).1. Crank (black rod) will be turned, spinning the pinion, which in turn draws back the rack. First picture shows the racks in default position. They are locked in place against the pinions by the yellow connectors stopping the orange connectors (center).2. Rubber bands attached to the racks pull them inward, but is stopped by the yellow connectors. Once it reaches the end, the rubber bands pulling the racks will pull them inward suddenly. This will free the racks from the pinions, so turning the crank will not pull back the mechanism any more. 3. Once the racks impacts the front, the force of the impact pushes it against the angled yellow structure, thus resetting the racks into default again.Basically someone build this so it works well, por favor.

Topic by crestind 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

I need to know in detail, how to create a rack for a spur gear?

I have the spur gear, but i want to make cuts in the rack using the shape of the spur gear's shape, but i'm stuck in how to get it up and running.  :( 

Question by ncrawford1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Folding Bike Basket Reinforcing?

I have two rear mounted bike baskets that fold inward for storage.  The joints are horrible, like .25 by .75 inch rectangles of sheet metal.  they are failing, unbending and opening. How should I fix it?      I thought about using heavy wire, wrapped tight, but I want other ideas....

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

Tying Loads to Top Of Cars without Racks

I think I had developed the best method for securing loads to car roofs that do not have a rack.  It can be used with or without bungee cords or ratchet straps. If someone has a method they suggest I'd like to hear it.  Thanks 

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

Looking for a Rack for the Garage that will fit two 3 wheel adult Trikes?

No room for my 3 wheelers. Any ideals or input w/b appreciated. Thanks.

Question by goddard54 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

is there a way to make a pop-up cd rack that uses 12v and a motor? Answered

I want to build a few pop-up parts for my pc station. One of them being a CD rack that stacks the CD's vertially and can, at a push of a button, raise itself up through the hole in my pc station, and back down again (see the pop-up kitchen spice rack). I know this is probably achievable given that there are many motors that will run on 12v, but i cannot work out how it would lift or how it would stop at the maximum height before it comes up against the edge of the desk etc.

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

Crossbar adapter for a girls bike for a car bicycle rack.

Looking to make a cheap crossbar bar adapter for a girls bike in order to fit onto a car bike rack.

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

i am not getting the rack and pinion mechanism so how can we build it. so that there must be a prper allignment in them?

We can use this mechanim in robo combat as a weapon

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

Which garden tool holder looks most promising? Here are 4 designs - I'd really appreciate any input! Answered

I've included 4 sketches of some designs that I am considering building.  As scary as it sounds, I have more - just had not taken few minutes to sketch them all!    I would like to have a design which is flexible and effective.  Other commercial racks that I have used have not been up to the task.   For easy of identification, I have labeled each of the sketches A-B-C- and D. Thank you for any suggestions or comments.  I'm sure I'll do full blown instructable on at least one of them.... Or with your help - something even better!

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