Topic by josefu0 | last reply
'Specialist researchers at the University of Nottingham say they have developed one of the fastest swimsuits in the world.Scientists at NASA tested the fabric using specialised computer modelling technique to track fluid flow.Swimmers testing the new suit have so far broken three world records.The LZR racer suit, manufactured by Speedo, has up to 5% less drag in the water than a previous model produced last year.Jess Sylvester, a swimmer who has been testing the new suit in Nottingham, said she felt "like a rocket" when she wore it."I feel fast just standing out of the pool in the suit."As soon as I hit the water I feel really fast, really streamlined and it just gives me confidence wearing it."Dr Morvan said: "We focus on the hydrodynamics of the swimmer in the pool."Ms Sylvester added the suit was so tight that it stopped muscles "oscillating and vibrating" which caused drag and could slow swimmers down.World records set with the new swimsuit include those by:Australia's Eamon Sullivan, who shaved 0.08 seconds off Alexander Popov's record in the 50m freestyleZimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry who sliced 2/10th of a second off Hungarian Krisztina Egerzegi's record in the 200m backstrokeand American swimmer Natalie Coughlin who broke the 100m backstroke record in 59.21 seconds.BBC storyVideo of the suit in actionOdd Speedo game websiteUniversity of Nottingham Press ReleasePast Olympic row over Speedo suits.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Hey guys, i was wondering if any of you are experts at home recording, and also if anyone has the ability to re-master my home recordings...i have a microphone, and sony acid 5 which im about to get rid of for a better program... i really want to release an ep soon, but im gonna need alot of help! and also, if any of you know how to get auto tune and show me how to work it, it would be great.. orrrr if you do cd packaging/printing, or screen printing...message me please! thank you. and i am willing to pay you! or even if someone could point me in the direction of all the equipment and help me get myself set up at least...anything at this point would help. thanks.
Topic by luna522 | last reply
First of the month plus a Saturday plus a day to myself = sixty-nine species in 11 hours. That's a personal best (previous personal best = 73 species in two days). I'm wrecked, but pleased. If you're interested in the full list, check here. I think my favourite of the day was the Little Tern.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Self explainitory. Also, can re-create please, please, PLEASE!! Not comment here
Question by Warlrosity | last reply
After spending the day in the shed, between three of us, Family Kite have posted six Instructables in 24 hours! OK, a couple weren't exactly huge projects, but we're quite proud of them, especially the boys' projects, which are very much in the Maker spirit: Conker-X's modifications to make a DS Lite easy to hold. Roger-X's assisstive technology biscuit opener. The Tao of Kiteman A Flying Christmas Tree. Binocular grip modification. Fire-starter hack.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Red Bull's Flugtag event is normally an event where the focus is on ridiculous contraptions falling into the water. But sometimes people actually do come up with ideas that actually get them some distance. Here's a video of the new record of 207 feet set by Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies. For comparison, the second video shows a typical Flugtag launch. via Neatorama
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Help set a record for the most comments on a forum topic. I don't care what it is, pictures, videos, messages, whatever. Just wright something! I have not yet seen a topic with more than 600 comments, but if you know of one, tell me in the comments. Just to start things off: I lost the Game
Topic by VerendusVir | last reply
This was realy a Bday present made in hurry but had a great succes:))Just grab some of ur records u dont like anymore, put in a oven for 200degrees for a while,until its melting abit and form it however u like..http://www.iam.tugraz.at/~dm2w0404/vinyl/MOV01824.MPGcheck this video
Topic by chorche | last reply
I bought a cheap answering machine, but it's too big for the container I want to put it in. What parts can I use from it? I just want it to record a sound and play it back when a button is pressed. Also, I salvaged a part from a touch lamp. How can I incorporate this for the power?
Question by metalshiflet | last reply
On certain cameras, DVD players, VCR players it has the red, yellow and white "out", if I were to have a spy camera with the yellow and white "out" how would I record that in the space of a largish pocket? Kipkay's Instructable features the exact same style of camera (go here www.instructables.com/id/Covert-Spy-Sunglasses/)Pic is of my one, not my picture though (sorry). Red is for power.
Question by Kryptonite | last reply
Hello, i am an electronics hobbyist, and want to develop an system which is an voltage quality recorder, i mean it measures the various voltage disturbances like transients, swells, sags, THD, etc, I was comfortable in analyzing the concept and with the software too. but for the hardware implementation i am confused of which kind of TI microcontroller or microprocessor is suitable for my project. i will work on the real time calculations and will use FFT in analyzing the voltage.I am planning on dsp processors of C2000 series of TI. But not able to wisely choose them. On what major parameters should i look upon while choosing them. I would be helped if anyone can suggest me which one would precisely be used for this cause. Any more suggestions on how to proceed with it are welcomed. Thank you.
Question by Tejas Narayan | last reply
I looked up at bat detector, a device that converts ultrasonic signals into audible sounds. Most bats produce high frequency calls which are often higher than a human ear can pick up. A bat detector picks up the frequencies and then converts the sound into a lower, audible frequency. I was thinking if I could get a bat detector, I use it to capture the ultrasonic sounds.While bat detector could pick up these high frequencies, it would be interesting to see how it will pick up the faintly heard, to human ears - sounds of the industrialised areas/city or even at isolated/quiet areas. The bat detector I want to use is this - http://www.magenta2000.co.uk/acatalog/B ... _Bat4.html I'm thinking of hooking up the bat detector to a digital recorder and a binaural microphone and capture the sound through those equipments. I would greatly appreciate your suggestions/opinions on this matter.
Topic by drifterocean
I have been using Arcsoft Total Media Extreme for a while, but it doesn't let me record beyond 10 minutes. Any suggestions? Must be/have: -Dazzle friendly -Decent Quality & frame rate -Can Record for at least 30 minutes without freezin, breaking, or losing the file. Thank You!
Question by meanbean | last reply
Hi. i wanna build a frame like this: http://www.greatgreengoods.com/2008/06/10/recycled-record-frames-and-coasters/but i dont know how i can cut the record. i tried so far a carpet cutter, glass cutter, i tried to stamp out with a hot metal but nothing worked. any other suggestions???
Topic by Stadtwerk | last reply
I've always loved recording my music onto computers or cassettes and it's always been a little dream of mine to put one or two of them onto a homemade vinyl record. Obviously this would be very lo-fi but it seems like it'd still be a fun project. Anyone know if this is possible or if they've done something similar? Way I would think it could be done is to reverse the wiring in side a record player into a microphone of some sort and replace the needle with a razor blade with a blank sheet of the certain type of vinyl?
Topic by Rubits | last reply
Fire Fox three is going to (officially) be released soon. Pledge to download it on DOWNLOAD DAY. Over 1 million people have already pledged to do so. I just thought most of us here on instructables LOVE Firefox so I though id post this ! **im not trying to seem like an advertiser here
Topic by littlechef37 | last reply
A total of 342 gamers dressed as icons from games such as Final Fantasy, Zelda and Solid Snake in east London as part of the London Games Festival.They narrowly broke a record of 337 set last week in Germany.Festival director Duncan Best said: "It was a bit touch-and-go for a while but the gaming community really stepped up to the challenge."The record was verified by Guinness World Records at the Excel Centre in Docklands on Saturday.A further 50 fans in fancy dress could not take part, however, as rules stated that characters who were primarily famous from movies were disqualified."So we had people turning up dressed as Lego Batman, for example, who could not be counted," said Mr Best. Get your details right, BBC! We all know Batman is most famous from the TV show...Still, it would have been nice to see the Lego Batman costume.BBC StoryLondon Games FestivalGuinness World Records
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I'm wondering if you can use the high e (smallest one) guitar string as a record stylus, because I lost the stylus I have. I cant find one anywhere and they're too expensive online. I've tried it on an old record, but the sound is kind of distorted (the pitch keeps fluctuating). Will it harm any records?
Question by josh1324 | last reply
UK-built solar-powered plane has set an unofficial world endurance record for a flight by an unmanned aircraft.The Zephyr-6, as it is known, stayed aloft for more than three days, running through the night on batteries it had recharged in sunlight.The flight was a demonstration for the US military, which is looking for new types of technology to support its troops on the ground.Craft like Zephyr might make ideal platforms for reconnaissance.They could also be used to relay battlefield communications.Chris Kelleher, from UK defence and research firm QinetiQ, said Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) offer advantages over traditional aircraft and even satellites."The principal advantage is persistence - that you would be there all the time," he told BBC News. "A satellite goes over the same part of the Earth twice a day - and one of those is at night - so it's only really getting a snapshot of activity. Zephyr would be watching all day." The latest flight was conducted at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.The Zephyr flew non-stop for 82 hours, 37 minutes.That time beats the current official world record for unmanned flight set by the US robot plane Global Hawk - of 30 hours, 24 minutes - and even Zephyr's own previous best of 54 hours achieved last year.However, the Yuma mark remains "unofficial" because QinetiQ did not involve the FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale), the world air sports federation, which sanctions all record attempts.The US Department of Defense funded the demonstration flight under its Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) programme. The 30kg Zephyr was guided by remote control to an operating altitude in excess of 18km (60,000ft), and then flown on autopilot and via satellite communication.It tested a communications payload weighing approximately 2kg.At first sight, the propeller-driven Zephyr looks to be just another model aircraft, and it is even launched by hand. But this "pilotless" vehicle with its 18-metre wingspan incorporates world-leading technologies.Its structure uses ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre material; and the plane flies on solar power generated by amorphous silicon solar arrays no thicker than sheets of paper. These are glued over the aircraft's wings.To get through the night, the propellers are powered from lithium-sulphur batteries which are topped up during the day."A lot of effort has gone into power storage and light-weighting the systems," explained Mr Kelleher. "Lithium sulphur is more than double the energy density of the best alternative technology which is lithium polymer batteries. The engineers from the Farnborough-based company are now collaborating with the American aerospace giant Boeing on a defence project codenamed Vulture.This would see the biggest plane in history take to the sky, powered by the sun and capable of carrying a 450-kilo (1,000lb) payload.US commanders say the design must be able to maintain its position over a particular spot on the Earth's surface uninterrupted for five years. QinetiQ is the public company that used to be the British Government's military research department, before they privatised it.BBC articleQinetiQ's page on Zephyr
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I'm not sure this is the correct category, but I didn't see one specifically for audio endeavors! I know there were early recordings on wax, and later vinyl records, but I wondered if anyone ever went back and made cylinders from vinyl and tried recording on them. Does anyone know where I can find out more about this? I'm be interested in trying to make higher definition recording cylinders for some fun :)
Topic by kakashibatosi | last reply
Hi I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to build a motion sensor that activates a recording. It would have to be a small unit no more than 3-5 inches. what I would like to build is that when a pereson walks by the unit they activate the sensor and a recording(that has been pre recorded) is played. Any ideas on how to do this??????
Topic by shilos | last reply
Does anybody know of any mods, or programs for recording what you do on 360? i need a video recording program, (if you know of one that will record voice chat then ausome, but if not then mention the one that will record video plz) i need help and anything will be much appreciated. ps. by the way, the cheaper the better, but i can deal with programs that i need to buy.
Topic by XI3 | last reply
If you're into fishing you might find this report of a new world record breaking large mouth bass from Japan weighing 22 Lbs 5oz. This would beat the long standing, and controversial record of George Perry which has stood for 77 years by one ounce. But the record keepers require that the record be broken by 2 ounces. So Close.
Topic by Tool Using Animal | last reply
So ive played guitar/bass in the past but have recently switched to drums the past year. I would like to put together a recording system that would allow me to not only record guitar/bass onto my computer but also allow me to output those recordings to their respective amps simultaneously for playback. I have a buddy that plays guitar so would like to jam out with a bass line as well or when he's not around I can jam out to both. Any ideas of equipment /software that might be needed ?
Topic by Red12345 | last reply
Hello everyone, Can anyone help me on this? I remember some time ago there were some Hulu Downloader apps that could let one save Hulu videos to your hard disk, but I'm afraid that the Hulu Downloader app I knew about just doesn't work anymore. So I'm just wondering if there is still some way to record Hulu movies and shows to pc or even to record and convert Hulu movies for cell phone, so that I can again enjoy some of the latest episodes of my favorite tv series from Hulu when I don't have an internet connection available on the laptop or when I'm not at home ?
Question by lesley010 | last reply
This is what I would like to have made. I see these in spy websites for cheap. I don't want to spy on anyone but need for for another reason. Can anyone here on this site point me in the right direction. It's a short range FM Transmitter that has a built in voice recorder for up to 4 minutes made. The recorder would have a simple button that you would press to record with a built-in mic and small speaker for playback. The recording when transmitting would loop forever. The unit would be powered by a small battery and solar panel or just solar panel if that would work both indoors and out. The unit would only have to transmit during daytime hours. I would need the FM Transmitter to transmit no more than 100 feet and to meet FCC for USA. The transmission would need to be a very clear transmission because it is going to be used for advertising. It does not need to be in stereo. I've attached an image of what I would like to have made and the case is available at http://www.polycase.com/ Thanks Gregg
Question by greggsudduth | last reply
I recently came into possession of a mid-eighties Newvicon analog camcorder. It has RCA outputs for the video and audio (mono), and I'd like to record the output from this camcorder as digital. The idea I had initially was to use something like a Flip video camera (in order to keep it portable), but then I realized that the Flip doesn't have an RCA input... in fact, nothing I know of has an RCA input, unless I wanted to plug it into a computer or a DVD recorder, which negates the simplicity of it recording to a video file that can be dragged and dropped onto my desktop. The reason for wanting to salvage this camcorder and use it instead of just using the Flip is because the video quality is incredibly "eighties" - the color is slightly askew, and the sensitivity to light means that moving the camera suddenly causes ghosting, which, to me, is desirable for the look i'm going for. Personally, I find it fun and interesting to use old things like this instead of the new stuff. The only drawback is the simplicity (or lack thereof) in being able to post things immediately in this digital YouTube age. I'd like to keep it portable. I'd like to keep it simple. Any ideas on a camcorder, or even a "digital go between" that would record onto an SD card or USB drive? Does anything like this exist? If not, I'd like something like an SD card go between, as I have a 32 GB SDHC that would work great for this kind of project. This is the same model camera - the video outputs are located on a proprietary PSU, which isn't a problem for me to carry around, or have plugged into an extension cord.
Topic by LinkTGF | last reply
I just today purchased this GE record/stereo console/cabinet. It needs a new speed lever and possibly new speakers. I want to make improvements to this. The needle needs to be replaced, the right speaker works good so I'm thinking just put new speakers while I'm at it. The fabric is awful looking and someone got paint splatter on both the wood and the fabric. I planned on distressing this in a white and black color but do not want to make too many changes if it is a collectable. I need lots of advice and suggestions for the repairs and could use your knowledge on the value of this item before I paint it. So far in my search I have only pulled up a YouTube video of this during use. The model is G922G and I will attempt to post pictures if possible. Thank you to all for your time.
Question by DanielleL89 | last reply
Cold thermostat and temperature recorder. Good day everyone! I luckly obtained for free a freezer with a broken thermostat. I am planning to brew some lager beer, so I would like to replace the thermostat with a digital one, in order to set the temperature on 4°C / 39,2°F / 277,15K (ahah) (lager beer brewing temperature!) and to record it during the fermenting process, transfering then the data on my computer. Before I get lost through the universe of electronics, could anyone of you give me a good advice on where to look? I suppose an Arduino could do the trick, but I know almost nothing about it; so i ask you. Otherwise, I scavenged a "working", non-digital fridge thermostat, but I've just seen that it makes the freezer to get no warmer than -10°C: does anyone know if it is fixable and how to? Many thanks for the attention, and have a good day!
Question by FrancescoC12 | last reply
I need a sound playback/recorder IC for a certain musical instrument that I am building. 25 buttons will be attached to an ATmega644 microcontroller, and the microcontroller will tell the sound IC to play a different sound for each button. The problem is that I haven't found a chip that will store so many sounds seperately, so do you know of any???I've seen the Arduino Wave shield, but I am looking for something with not so many parts.EDIT: I have decided to use the wave shield design, so I don't need any more feedback, unless you have a really brilliant idea
Topic by -henry- | last reply
I have recently come into possession of a HDD JVC hard disk camcorder. I got it from a friend who asked if I would fix it for him, so I told him I would ask around. Any comments are much appreciated. It works great! Except it doesn’t record video, it has great sound quality and a handful of cool features. I've already taken it to the store and was told it would be around $200 or more to get it fixed, when I asked what was wrong with it i didnt get a responce from the man at the store. If anyone has any idea what’s happening or how to fix it without spending $200 I would much appreciate it! I dont know if this will help anyone (I didnt find any use of it) but heres the model number GZ-MG30U
Question by Laserman595 | last reply
I know I already asked a similar question, and I have been looking at the ISD chips (mostly the 1110 and 2100), but they don't seem to be available to buy anywhere in the UK. I am looking for a sound record/playback chip that stores medium-quality audio, only about 1-2 seconds (I believe the ISD 1110 holds up to 10 seconds, but can be cut off early). An internal ~1w amplifier would also be handy, but not necessary. The chip needs to be fairly simple to implement, have non-volatile storage, and be available in both DIP and either SOIC or QFP packages, as well as being readily available in the UK. A microcontroller that does so would also be good, I have looked at PICs and PICAXE chips, but it looks like they only do polyphonic tones or very low quality short audio with a lot of effort. I believe the ATTiny 2313 does audio playback as I have seen a lot of kits that utilize this chip.
Question by andy70707 | last reply