EDIT: Robin's Gadgets?

I'm working on a Robin cosplay, and I need some kind of wrist-computer set up for my iPod touch. Hopefully something fairly simple, since I really don't have much experience with nor access to major equipment. Any ideas? EDIT: Also, I still need some of the Boy Wonder's various gadgets and such. They'd mostly be just for show, but having at least some kind of decorative functionality (i.e. lights, sounds, lenses, etc.) would be nice. All opinions and ideas are very much appreciated!

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Found 2 baby robins? Answered

My neighbors and I found to baby robins that were out of their nest today. They have some feathers, but not a lot. we used gloves to pick them up and put them back in their nest but they would not fit so we put some dead grass in a flower pot and put that in a tree with them in it. We saw the parents around which means they weren't totally abandoneed but I don't know if they will return to them since they saw us near thier babies. What should we do? Any help is appreciated.

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Reliant Robin Space Shuttle!

I've never heard of it, but apparently BBC makes a Mythbuster-esque show called Top Gear.Anyways someone sent me a video of them turning a Reliant Robin (that funky 3 wheeled car) into a working Space Shuttle. Funny as heck, thought ya'll might enjoy it. Original vid: (won't let me imbed)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b4WzWFKQ20Flight video:

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Robin's birdarang from arkham city

I was wanting to make an arkham city birdarang using pictures of it. if you have any detailed pics send me a few.

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Bamboo wind chimes/ flutes

In the older Robin Hood movie with Kevin Costner, when Robin, Azeem, and Duncan were running from the Sheriff's men, they ran into Sherwood forest.  The forest was reported to be 'Haunted'.  Partway in they heard strange sounds which were discovered to be what I believe bamboo wind chimes that were also flutes or whistles that were activated by the wind.   Anyone know how these could be made?   The main problem I see is that the flute/whistle needs to sound at low wind speed. I have never figures this part out.    Thanks.

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How do I put a logo on spandex? Answered

I've got a Robin costume made of a morphsuit, but I can't figure out how to do the R symbol and attach it. I tried a Nylon patch, but that kept falling off, sticking to itself, and crumpling up as I moved around. 

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how make to low cost jet engine?

Air craft

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Does anyone know the name of this bird? (See Description) Answered

I saw a bird about the size of a robin hopping around in the underbrush. It was black, with white patches on its body. It also had a orange-red stomach, like a robin. What really confused me was that there was a crest, or birdy mohawk on its head. What species of bird it this?

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how to bead a shamrock ? ? Answered

Using head pins and heart glass beads so it will hold the shamrock shape to make it into a charm.

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how make to simple telescope. with long range?

How make to simple telescope. with long range?

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live in the Philippines, where power outages occur.I need my nebulizer to be working. Answered

Would a compressed air cylinder work to power the nebulizer unit?

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110v generator maybe 230v?

Just won a generator on ebay (Subaru Robin MG 750) it is a 110v generator (looking at the 16A yellow socket) and the voltage. however on the side it says 220v-50HZ  It has 6 cables comming out the generator: Red Blue Black White Green Green

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i am lookling for the solidworks drawings of a herkulex drs 0101 servo?

Hi I am looking for the 3d drawings (prefferably sldrpt or prt for solidworks) in any 3d vorm available. I orderd a few to play about with but would like to save some time by not needing to draw these from scratch. robin

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man lift from ground floor to first floor on my house

I suffer from copd which leaves me breathless when climbing stairs.I need a man lift of some kind.I imagine a cage for one powered by an electric hoist

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SXSW To BE covered by NPR

The South by Southwest music festival and conference is rapidly approaching (Mar. 16-20) and NPR Music will be there again this year, webcasting a bunch of full concerts, live online. This year, you'll be able to watch the shows with our live video stream from three shows: two official SXSW showcases and our annual NPR Music party... by Robin Hilton   The (not so missing) link....

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scheduling for RTOS?

Scheduling is process by which operating system decide which one task will be next on processor scheduling determine the order in which task are executed different os kernel may use different scheduling algorithm scheduling algorithm First Come First Serve (FCFS) Scheduling Shortest-Job-First (SJF) Scheduling Priority Scheduling Round Robin(RR) Scheduling Multilevel Queue Scheduling why and which scheduling is used in RTOS  ?

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Winnie the pooh mental disorders???

I'm sorry if this offends anyone but i think everyone in pooh bear has a mental disorder you decide put what you think below please =) enjoy! Pooh Bear: Eating Disorder Piglet: Social Anxiety Disorder Tigger: ADHD Rabbit: OCD Owl: Narcissistic Personality Disorder Eeyore: Depression Kanga and Roo: Dissociative Personality Disorder Christopher Robin: Schizophrenia What do you think?

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Free Rice Help End World Hunger

I found this website FreeRice.com that says "For each word you get right, we will donate 10 grains of rice through United Nations to help end world hunger"I thought this was pretty cool, all I did was use Dictionary.com to figure out the words.Any way to possibly "hack" this? To auto answer or something then leave it running ;-) (It would be for the good of the world, like a modern day Robin Hood or something?)

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I have COPD and need O2 at home.How to lift cylinders up using the outside wall.House is reinforced concrete Answered

The delivery guy says he needs help to get my cylinders up my stairs, which is a very fair comment.I live in the Philippines where a block a nd tackle are unknown!I guess an electric motor with a cable is the answer.I am not a technical sort so help me please, thank you                 the picture shows the layout but where the cylinders go is to the right.I will remove 2 balustrades for cylinders.

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Briggs & Stratton Lawnmower/Go Cart Engine to Power a Boat

I've heard of people mounting small (5 hp or so) Briggs engines in boats to power them. I have a couple of warn out 2-stroke outboards, but they are smelly, smoky, and unreliable. Does anyone know the best way to mount a Briggs (or Tecumseh, Robin, etc) as an inboard? I know there'd have to be shafts and seals, but I'm kind of looking for ideas before I start cutting on the old flatbottom. I have a couple of vertical shaft motors, and one good horizontal.

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Multiplexing more than 100 7segment LED displays with a microcontroller

What are the multiplexing techniques to interface about 100 7segment displays to a 8-bit microcontroller (say 8051). If I hook up a row of decoders to the control pins of the display array on a common bus, I guess I might acheive it. But I doubt if there would be any flicker while doing so. Say for example, If I have 64 pairs of 7seg digits to be controlled, I may do a round-robin multiplex to the tune that each pair is ON for about 1ms in every 64 ms. Will that be possible, given that the duty cycle and frequency are of that order? Thanks for your invaluable response. Regards, Ather

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How to insulate a cooler box

I have just bought a plastic cooler box. It is two boxes in one: an inside lining, an air cavity, the outside case and  of course a lid and handle.. I would like to improve the insulation. I have a 750ml can of expanding polyurethane foam which I thought of spraying into the cavity. It will dry in an hour. I can work out the exact volume  to be filled with  the foam by prefilling it with water and measuring the amount of water that pours out of the cavity , but I do not know the best way to apply the foam. Any ideas, please. For example should I wrap the inner box in anything before pushing it into the wet foam that I  spray against the inside of the outer case? Robin

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Ideas to keep the cat out at night when she has a victim?

Hi my name is Robin and i have a cat problem. My cat has a cat door so she can walk in and out as she want, but she is bringing mice and rats and its not fun the hear her killing the victim in the middle of the night and its almost every night. So i was thinking about building something so she cant enter the house when she has her victims. I think im going to use my arduino somehow. like scann her or somthing and if she has a mice the door is locked. Im open to any ideas except collar with bell, she dont like to were collar. thanks in advance

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Instructables on NPR's Here & Now 11/24/2008!

I had an interview on Tuesday with Robin Young of NPR's Here & Now, a daily newsmagazine show from WBUR in Boston. It should air on Monday or Tuesday next week just before Thanksgiving - I'll post an update when they send me the exact date.The theme was Thanksgiving, so we talked about Thanksgiving calculators, spreadsheets and Gantt charts, and turkey tek's awesome pies, desserts, and gravy fountain. The book got a mention, too! Now we'll see what makes the cut from a 30-minute interview to a 5-minute clip for the show.The show is carried on these stations, and of course you can always listen to the podcast on the web.Update: the segment aired Monday, November 24. Listen on-line here!More news and press about Instructables here.

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Pictures of Instructables Show and Tell at Yuri's Night

The Instructables Show and Tell at Bay Area Yuri's Night was awesome! Check out these pictures of our booth (since I was running the Show and Tell, I unfortunately didn't manage to get any pictures during the actual showing!), and an abbreviated list of presenters: Christy shared some knitting she's been working onBilly showed his Bratz Knife Block, which was the most photographed project we broughtRandy demonstrated an amalgamation of found electronics that I didn't quite get because he's on a higher artistic plan than I could ever imaginePatrik brought some gorgeous wooden bowls he just finishedCory and Eric from Orbswarm drove one of their spherical robots all aroundRobin shared some of her steel jewelryTim gave a member of the audience with no prior experience a 30 second guitar lesson, teaching them more than 300 songs! Rose and Mike from HomeBrew Robotics Club brought a flame-extinguishing robot Ed demonstrated some instant office golf holesNoah presented the world's largest light bright (or at least close there to)and, a bunch of others shared their cool stuff.

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Abnormal Cyst Within The Jaw Anyone?

Well this is just too interesting not to post. Turns out after going to the dentist for a routine cleaning, that I have a spot in the right side of my jaw he wanted looked at. After going to a dental surgeon he concluded that it is a type of cyst in the bone of the jaw that forms when a wisdom tooth doesn't come in but instead forms a growth of tissue in that cavity. So thinking this was what was going on he went ahead with the normal procedure. To numb me up till I'm almost knocked out, cut the gum line cut the jaw bone to the area and then grind (yes grind with a drill...) the cavity out. After the cyst was removed they would then continue to grind the walls of the cavity to fill in the "hole". From there it would fill in and regrow the bone tissue and heal everything back up with time. But of course that wasn't the case with me. While he was working everything was fine until he came to a hollow area. Hollow. No cyst, no tissue, nothing but a string of a nerve running right through the robin egg sized pocket of air in the middle. He was very confused but after looking at it proceeded to just grind the edges to fill it in and took some for studying. In his 30+ years of doing this he has never heard of or seen anything like it. But he says there's not really anything wrong and that it should be fine. Still....now where's that gauze I had...

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Come to the TechShop Orlando Community Meet-Up Party Saturday Night (2/23/08)!

Where Do You Make YOUR Instructables? Make Them at TechShop Orlando!If you haven't heard about TechShop yet, TechShop is an open workshop space that provides its members with access to many tools and machines, and a place that they can just hang out and work on their projects. TechShop also offers lots of short, inexpensive classes on all the tools and equipment to members and non-members. Most importantly, TechShop is a full-time community for Makers.TechShop is currently in operation in Menlo Park, California, and is opening 9 locations, including one in Orlando, Florida, this summer. TechShop's founder Jim Newton and TechShop Orlando partner Robin Lopez invite all Orlando area Makers to come to the TechShop Orlando Community Meet-Up Party on Saturday, February 23 from 7 to 10 PM. You'll have the chance to talk about what you want to see at the Orlando TechShop facility, and find out what their plans are during an open Q/A session. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided by TechShop, and there will be a no-host bar.If you can attend, TechShop asks that you RSVP at the TechShop Orlando Web Site at: http://orlando.techshop.ws/rsvp.htmlIf you have friends, relatives or know of clubs or groups that you think would like to know about TechShop Orlando, please invite them to come to this event by forwarding this message to them along with the RSVP link. All Orlando Makers are welcome!TechShop Orlando - http://orlando.techshop.wsCommunity Meet-Up Party Information - http://orlando.techshop.ws/rsvp.htmlTechShop HQœ - http://www.techshop.ws

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RoboGames Robot Contest Winners

Instructables and RoboGames are happy to announce the winners of the Robogames Robot Contest! With all of the fantastic robot entries out there, the task of creating your own robot army has just gotten a lot easier. We'd like to send a big "thank you" to everyone who took the time to share their knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world.Judging was done by David Calkins, Simone Davalos, Eric Wilhelm, Robin Lemieux, Robots Dreams, and Sb.And now, on with the winners! Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a Robot prize package including both Instructables Robot and RoboGames t-shirts, and a selection of robot-themed stickers. Category: Locomotion Pneumatic Animatronic Lego Snake Inchie BiPed robot V-3 The Manta Drive: proof-of-concept for an ROV propulsion system How to build the one motor walker! Category: Manipulators Mechanical Dry Erase Board How to build a simple robotic arm from Lego Mindstorms NXT? extendo hand Rubber band shooter / minifigure launcher Really, REALLY Easy USB Motor! Category: Brain Experimental Robot Platform Building Small Robots: Making One Cubic Inch Micro-Sumo Robots and Smaller RC truck robot conversion Ard-e: The robot with an Arduino as a brain Beginning LCDs Category: Sensors Ultrasonic Batgoggles DIY lego light sensor infrared ground/object sensor for robot navigation robot movement distance control fischertechnik Easter Egg Robot Category: Aesthetics WowWee's Elvis Alive to The Elivinator Project Wall-E Robot How to design and build a combat robot K'nex Programmable Automaton How To Build Your Own Instructables Robot Assistant Category: Reuse & Recycling Individuality Bot Build Your Own Butler Robot!!! - Tutorial,Photos, and Video How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot v2 ( Revisited ) The Rock SOCBOT - the next generation vibrobot First PrizeThe author of this Instructable will receive a RoboPhilo Walking Android kit! Plus the Robot prize package including both the Instructables Robot and RoboGames t-shirts, and a selection of robot-themed stickers. Wall-E by 4mem8 Grand Prize The author of this Instructables will receive a trip to the June 2009 RoboGames in San Francisco, CA! Includes airfare for one from anywhere within the continental US, 4 nights in a hotel near the event, and VIP access/entry fees. Experimental Robot Platform by societyofrobots

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Dewalt battery powered inventions

Hey gang, 1st time, long time. I'm not very savvy when it comes to most things electrical, but have a question about (mainstream) rechargeable battery powered inventions.  In my case, Dewalt 18v batteries, but for arguments sake, it could cover a slew of rechargeables. I have at least a dozen Dewalt 18v tools and accessories.  I've had most of them for years and only the 2 most well-used tools have failed (and been rebuilt).  So I love the reliability.  I 'round-robin' my 6 batteries (mix of the older style XRP and the new Li-Ion), I've yet to have a battery fail and all still hold a decent charge - the oldest XRPs are going on 7-8 years old. I often use my (2) dewalt lights I have as light when the power goes out in the house or when I spend a few nights at the race track (tent camping, but not roughing it like out in the middle of the woods).  3-4 batteries typically do the job for a weekend.  I'm on the fence about buying a Dewalt (charging) radio, but it doesn't seem like it will charge via USB when it's running on battery power.... ...which leads me to my main (ignorant) question: Why don't we see inventions that can be powered by main stream rechargable battery (reliable, safe, readily available, and owned by many people already)? A couple examples include: A device to charge small electronics via usb (Cell phone, tablet, etc).  Smart phones can do so many things now, being able to charge it with existing batteries would make them even more universal (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-cichon/radio-shack-ad_b_4612973.html ) A small fan, something pretty portable.  (yes, I know I could probably rig something up with my drill, but having a dedicated fan would be nice) A small water pump.  (again, ignorance comes into play here)  Not sure what kind of pressure/flow rate is possible, but having it connected to my rain barrels to increase the pressure over my current gravity feed setup would be nice.  I'm not looking to pressure wash, just want to be able to have some more pressure. (minor update: An ebay search yielded one for sale, looks like I'm no pioneer here) I should have wrote the others down, I recall having a few more ideas. Any input from a knowledgeable person on the topic would be appreciated. And for those that may argue that buying these devices and using standard batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, etc) would be a cheaper investment.  You're right! (IF you didn't already have a bunch of tool batteries, which is my point) Regards

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Something from Nothing: Films on Design & Architecture

If you're interested in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' TechnoCRAFT exhibition, you might also want to know about the design film series we're hosting this summer.  See below for more information. SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: FILMS ON DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Sundays, Jul 11 thru Sep 5, 2 pm In conjunction with our TechnoCRAFT gallery exhibition, we present these eight matinee screenings, covering not only design, but architecture, motion graphics and craft. Sun, Jul 11, 2 pm Refrigerator Fetish: Vintage Industrial Design Films We kick off the series with a selection of funny, bizarre, and maybe even educational vintage product design films, from the 1920s forward. Examining the sensuality of the fridge, the rhapsody of the pencil and the mysterious polishing of unknowable objects, this promises to be a one-of-a-kind day at the movies. Presented live by film archivist Dennis Nyback. Sun, Jul 18, 2 pm Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio By Sam Wainwright Douglas Citizen Architect chronicles the work of the late activist architect Samuel Mockbee, and his radical educational program known as the Rural Studio. The program teaches students about the social responsibilities of architecture and charges them to provide original and inspirational homes and buildings (mostly from salvaged materials) in rural west Alabama, one of the poorest communities in the country (2010, 60 min, digital video). Preceded by the short Robin Hood Gardens (Or Every Brutalist Structure For Itself) by Martin Ginestie (2010, 17 min, digital video) Sun, Jul 25, 2 pm wow+flutter Assembled by onedotzero, the London-based cutting-edge new media group, this compilation program showcases the most progressive and unpredictable work in motion graphics and short-form media. Fresh talent and celebrated masters alike strive to expand, blur and explode traditional notions of what future moving images could be as a playground for creative expression. (2009, 70 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 1, 2 pm The Greening of Southie By Ian Cheney This incisive new documentary is set in the traditionally Irish-American working-class neighborhood of South Boston, where a new kind of building is taking shape. From wheatboard cabinetry to recycled steel, bamboo flooring to dual-flush toilets, the Macallen building is a leader in the emerging field of environmentally friendly design. But Boston's steel-toed union workers aren't sure they like it. And when things start to go wrong, the young development team gets a little more than they bargained for. A film about building the city of tomorrow…today. (2008, 72 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 15, 2 pm Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner By Murray Grigor John Lautner was the Southern California architect. Even if his name isn’t familiar, you have likely seen pictures of some of his most famous works, such as the space-age “Chemosphere,” the octagonal house on a hill, which has become a Los Angeles landmark. Lautner believed that the purpose of architecture is to create timeless, free, joyous spaces for all activities in life. Infinite Space traces the lifelong quest of a man to create “architecture that has no beginning and no end.” (2009, 90 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 22, 2 pm Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect By Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library, and the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto are working examples of his visionary theories about architecture and urban society. An engaging portrait of the man and his work, the film takes us to the heart of his ideas. Koolhaas has stated "it's the only film about me that I have liked." (2008, 97 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 29, 2 pm The Visual Language of Herbert Matter By Reto Caduff SPECIAL SNEAK PREVIEW! A revealing look at the life story of a highly influential mid-century modern design master. Known as a quintessential designer's designer, Swiss-born Herbert Matter is largely credited with expanding the use of photography as a design tool and bringing the semantics of fine art into the realm of applied arts. Through never-before-seen footage, personal photography and stunning graphic design, the film explores the social and cultural impact of his personal visual language that influenced a generation of designers and artists. (2010, digital video) Sun, Sep 5, 2 pm Handmade Nation By Faythe Levine This charmingly low-fi film documents the contemporary crafting community. These artists, crafters and designers marry historical techniques, punk and D.I.Y ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, and politics. (2009, 65 min, digital video) Where: Something from Nothing: Films on Design & Architecture – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – YBCA Screening Room Public Info: 415-978-2787 or ybca.org $8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers & YBCA members Enjoy same-day gallery admission for all YBCA presented films!

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