Top 50 2008: Instructables

Yesterday we looked at the Top 50 commenters for 2008 and today we'll be looking at the numbers for the top 50 Instructables of 2008. Since there's no one way of declaring a list of Instructables, we created three top 50 lists. These cover Instructables in order of rating, pageviews, and comments. Instructables on these lists were all published in 2008.Let's go to the graphs and charts!Top 50 Instructables: Pageviews   Instructable Views 1   Body-Mod: Elf Ears 347738 2   Use your laptop as an Xbox/Xbox 360 "Wireless Adapter" on Windows XP/Vista, and Mac OSX 220780 3   Fix the Red Ring of Death! (without towels!) 177285 4   Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars 159647 5   Run Backups on any Wii Without a Modchip 159408 6   How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycle 159261 7   How to make out 145713 8   Inverted Bookshelf 137198 9   Munny Speakers 124736 10   Awesome led cube 118293 11   Firefox Pranks! 117449 12   How to make an Iron Man Arc Reactor 116481 13   How to French Kiss 115958 14   How To: Make Bath Bombs 108287 15   Gift Ideas 107914 16   DIY USB "Hard Drive" 96588 17   Safely Shaving Your Pubic Hair 96144 18   WinXP Overhaul Guide: How to make it look like Vista, run like lightning, and stay productive, fast & smooth 94980 19   Laser Tattoo 94705 20   DIY Vinyl Wall Art 92752 21   How to refill a "disposable" Brita brand water pitcher filter with activated carbon. 89724 22   Make your own Roll-Up Keyboard 89558 23   Hidden USB Storage 86430 24   how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment 84340 25   Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel 82286 26   Grow a square watermelon 82275 27   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 81368 28   USB 80875 29   How to remove most of the seeds when cutting up a watermelon 80822 30   How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT 80281 31   LED Cube 4x4x4 78936 32   Covert Spy Sunglasses 78633 33   Build a water mortar 77090 34   Super Nightvision Headset Hack! 76634 35   A better laptop stand for bed 76101 36   Amazing plasma globe tricks that you never knew before!!! 74842 37   How to get a Free Itunes Account (No Credit Card Needed) 74490 38   Make an iPod Video Projector 74026 39   Homemade Gifts 73478 40   Lasers 73242 41   Remote shutter trigger for Digital Cameras 72911 42   Ergonomic Laptop Stand Made From a Coat Hanger 72321 43   MAKE A HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY IN 5 MINUTES 71744 44   Protect Your Home with Laserbeams! 71387 45   Iron Man Helmet 71358 46   Get Big Money for Dead Batteries 70261 47   How to Put on a Condom 69805 48   How to make an Iron Man Mask 69617 49   How to build a 96-Volt Electric Motorcycle 68924 50   Nintendo Lunchbox 68164 Top 50 Instructables: Ratings   Instructable Rating 1   Build A Plasma Speaker 4.64 2   Build A Net Gun 4.62 3   Wall-E Robot 4.60 4   Sew your own Instructables Robot Plushie! 4.60 5   How to Make a Portable Game System 4.54 6   Build Your Own Butler Robot!!! - Tutorial,Photos, and Video 4.54 7   Electromagnetic Floater 4.52 8   LED Cube 4x4x4 4.50 9   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 4.49 10   DIY Vinyl Wall Art 4.49 11   5-minute Chocolate Cake 4.48 12   When a Phillips is not a Phillips! 4.48 13   Airgun with eXplosive air-Release Valve 4.47 14   How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot v2 ( Revisited ) 4.45 15   How to Start a Business 4.45 16   Gandhi: 17' Tall Cardboard Avatar 4.44 17   turn signal biking jacket 4.44 18   Hidden USB Storage 4.44 19   Cyber/Steampunk Futuresque Sci-Fi Hand Gun 4.43 20   LED Chess Set 4.41 21   Build your own Electric Car! 4.41 22   LCS-1M - A Full-Featured, Low-Cost Hobby Oscilloscope 4.40 23   Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! 4.39 24   Lego USB Stick 4.38 25   MAKE A PILLAR WITH A DECORATIVE CAPITOL AND BASE 4.38 26   EGG FLOWER VASE 4.38 27   Aliens Powerloader Halloween Costume 4.38 28   Munny Speakers 4.37 29   Giant 100mm LED 4.37 30   Coilgun Handgun 4.37 31   How to Thank Instructables 4.36 32   Guitar Tube Amp 4.36 33   How to get a Tshirt for GoodHart 4.34 34   Creepy Cobweb Shooter! 4.34 35   Grow Your Own Bioluminescent Algae 4.32 36   How to make a Portal Gun 4.31 37   how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment 4.30 38   Duct Tape Messenger Bag + Hardware 4.30 39   Firearm Safety: The "do's" and "don'ts" of enjoying guns safely. 4.29 40   The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more! 4.29 41   Recycle Old Light Bulb 4.28 42   USB Batman Spotlight 4.28 43   Coffee table upgrade! 4.27 44   Steampunk Dystopian Sniper Rifle (Mercury Bow) 4.27 45   Building Small Robots: Making One Cubic Inch Micro-Sumo Robots and Smaller 4.27 46   How to grow flowers on a military base in Iraq 4.26 47   How to make your own LED lightbulbs 4.26 48   Iron Man Helmet 4.25 49   Cardboard/Fiberglass Halo 3 inspired Master Chief Costume 4.25 50   Build Halo Armor 4.25 Top 50 Instructables: Comments   Instructable Comments 1   Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! 812 2   Knex Heavy Cannon 645 3   Awesome led cube 637 4   Simple Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Mod 591 5   Build A Plasma Speaker 494 6   DD-27 V2.75 compact AST rifle 454 7   WinXP Overhaul Guide: How to make it look like Vista, run like lightning, and stay productive, fast & smooth 453 8   The accidental pocket jet engine... 427 9   Scavenge free electronics, food, and help the environment 400 10   How to make your PSP "Better" or how to have more fun on a Sony PSP 379 11   Laser Tattoo 376 12   Amazing plasma globe tricks that you never knew before!!! 376 13   DSman195276's sidearm --updated-- v1.5 is here! 371 14   MAKE A HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY IN 5 MINUTES 363 15   Wall-E Robot 352 16   Knex Heavy Cannon v5 - Handheld 342 17   Fix the Red Ring of Death! (without towels!) 341 18   How to Build a Time Machine (Vortex Distortion Space and Time Dilating Device) 340 19   Knex Heavy Cannon v2 - Mini 339 20   How to get a Tshirt for GoodHart 338 21   Run Backups on any Wii Without a Modchip 336 22   Make A Water Leyden Jar 331 23   Park 52 knex sniper 327 24   Build a simple Marx Generator 323 25   Knex Guinea Pig Trap 318 26   TRUELY semi-auto knex gun 315 27   L96 308 28   How to Build a Knife 307 29   Pineapplebob's Sniper Rifle 306 30   True Trigger, 10 Round, Auto-Loading, Knex Concept Rifle 299 31   Fire Shaving 290 32   DJ Radio's knex SPEC-9 sniper rifle 285 33   How to UPGRADE from Vista to Windows XP on an Acer laptop 283 34   How to dodge a draft 279 35   Protect Your Home with Laserbeams! 279 36   Hidden USB Storage 277 37   Knex Compact AST Pistol 276 38   Cyber/Steampunk Futuresque Sci-Fi Hand Gun 276 39   Steampunk Dystopian Sniper Rifle (Mercury Bow) 275 40   Pocket sized survival kit 274 41   Knex Pistol "TDS" With Simple Slide Action *Updated as of 8/26/08* 271 42   Use your laptop as an Xbox/Xbox 360 "Wireless Adapter" on Windows XP/Vista, and Mac OSX 269 43   Body-Mod: Elf Ears 266 44   Knex M4 Carbine (True Trigger) 257 45   How to make a Portal Gun 255 46   DSman195276's sniper rifle 254 47   Reaper Crossbow 254 48   fully automatic knex gun (UPDATED) 252 49   Build your own computer 252 50   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 252

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Blues , Rock & Oldies Online DJ Needed

I am a Internet Oldies Radio station owner seeking out talent for my legally licensed professional internet radio station. My goal is to find people that want to have fun on air and practice their talents as a professional Jock learning the way that FM radio runs without all the stringent rules that FM radio has in place. The station has rules that need to be followed obviously , but their rules are simple and not so hard to follow that you feel like it is work. It is alot of fun. The site has alot to offer in terms of what is on it for activities and it is state of the art. What this position is for is 3 different styles of DJ , Blues DJ , Oldies DJ and a Country DJ , perfect for someone who loves music , has a LARGE collection of MP3's , enough to fill at least a 2 hour or 3 hour show. Maybe have some knowledge about the artist's being played to throw in some great little tidbits to the listeners. This show would air once a week and be promoted by all staff members at their convenience. This is a NON PAID position and to gain experience ONLY, while having fun and meeting new people from all over the world. If you interested and want to apply you must first have : * A good connection that is reliable to the internet * A fast PC able to handle chat , music , messengers going to be able to deal with possible requests. * A positive and upbeat attitude about your show * Plenty of music to fill the time slot * A good quality mic that doesnt sound tinny or cheap * And the ability to be able to commit to whatever time slot agreed upon * Be able to agree to some simple station rules regarding promo's being played , DMCA compliance rules , announcements and things of that nature. You will get alot of exposure and alot of interaction on this site. The intent of this message is to find good on air talent that wants to be part of a professionally run station, while having lots of fun and meeting lots of new people and learning how internet radio runs. So please if you are truly interested in this , or knows someone who is . . . . send me a email at : info@bullseyeradio.com and you'll be responded to with more details and be setup for an interview with the DJ Mananger. Thanks everyone !

Topic by johnm34 


what happens if i use 50% cotton/50% polyester t-shirt to make tie dye? Answered

I have a bunch of 50% cotton/50% polyester t-shirts that i would like to make tie dye. is that a bad thing? does it have to be 100% cotton t-shirts? what happens if i tie dye them?

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Coving

My home was built in the early 50's and we are about to decorate the lounge area, I fancy having coving around the top of the wall, but have heard its quite hard to do.Any tips and tricks that could help me out please? Because I like to have sweet home furniture. Thanks.

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knexfreak 95's oodammo pistol review!!!!

Hey guys i made kf95's pistol and wanted to make a review on it strengh: handle:7/10 good but not told what to put in the middle trigger:9/10 great trigger a lil tape add more strengh mag:8/10 moves a bit but good over all gun:8:10 good strengh for a 3 layer gun power: range:9/10 not the highest range but still good i got about 50 with oodammo and about 80 with a red rod (your results may be different depending on the bands you use) new: mag, slide innnvoate:slide, trigger over all:8/10 worth the bulid go bulid it now!!!

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Old hard to find cord`s circuit?

So at my school we still use old old programmable relays. The Crouzet Millenium 2. The problem is that we are plugging in and out the cords each day which leads to as you can think, them to stop working. My teacher can not find them and I am sure the school does not have the 100 ish dollars to drop on one cord. It is part public school so its not the richest. If my teacher had at least the whole schematic for the cord, then he can make his own cords to at least let us us them without having to upload 50 thousand times to try and get a response from the things brain. The cords model number is 88950102 if this helps

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What is the best "oldies" ie Bon Jovi, Beatles song? Answered

Please be nice all i want to know is what you think is some of the best songs of the 50's to  late 80's and

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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?

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AC 30v 50/60Hz Synchronous Motor from 110

So I bought some Mirrowave turn table motors to use as an Epoxy Rod dryer I knew I didnt want the 220's and thought I had bought 110 AC  but they are  AC 30V    3W   I have 4 of them and need to know a cheap way to wire em up.  Was being cheap and didnt want to pay $10 a motor and got all 4 for $10 but now I see I am going to need a voltage reduction and or transformer.  Was thinking one of my old printer or laptop cubes would work.. but those are all AC/DC converters :-( I am pretty good with hands.. but Electrical circuits not my strong suit. 

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Airsofters? HELP ME!!!

I want (and need) a good airsoft machine gun, any ideas? (under $50 would be the best) also ihere that the gun(s) in the pics are crap is this true???

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Ditgital RC Boat "RE" Build

This is the start of my first "RE" Build.. An old ('50's) Digital RC boat..going to start with many, many photos.. then move on to part id's.., ect.. will keep updating this..

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Johnhall14's Tactical Shotgun v2 Mods and Review

Whatup! So I built Johnhall14's Tactical Shotgun v2. It was pretty ownage, but there were a few things that popped out at me as annoying, but easily fixed/modded: -Underbarrel shotgun's trigger guard kinda got in the way and was flimsy -No sights -Handle guard broke a lot; got annoying -Pin pull was obstructed by lots of yellow connectors -Trigger was a little short (imo) -Pin got stuck on pin block when being pulled back Now, these are all the negative things, but in the original gun, the positives outweigh them. Here are all the things I love about this gun: -Powerful. This gun is actually really, really, powerful. -Looks pretty nice -Mag is easy to use and looks cool -Underbarrel shotgun is awesome and really fun to shoot -Shoots 3 bullets per shot, with a mag. Now that's firepower. -Great range for a shotgun: 35-50 feet So I decided to mod the gun and fix all the things that annoyed me. Here's what my mods have done: +No more underbarrel shotgun trigger guard +Simple sights (better than nothing) +Reinforced handle guard +Pin no longer obstructed, which actually makes the gun look cooler (imo) +Thicker handle (May not be a plus for some people) and sturdier stock +Revised mech so pin doesn't get stuck +Metallic 6th and 7th layers, even on mag +Modded mag that shoots one bullet at a time +Easy to grip pin This gun, after mods, is probably one of my favorites that I've ever built. It's powerful, it's got some serious firepower, and it looks awesome, which can't hurt. Props to Johnhall14, this gun is awesome! ANYWAY, check out the video of this gun in action! DISCLAIMER: I edited the video so times in between reloads were cut out. The ROF shown is really inaccurate, and it's much slower than you're about to see. The ROF is still good, but it's not this fast. More Mods/Review -  Red's Reliable (R3)  

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How can I change the color of a RGB LED with the push of a button (i.e., push once for red, again for green, etc.).

I have to laugh when I see the prices of flashlights that have multiple LED colors. $50 for a headlamp with 6 RGB LEDs?  Really?  I have seen "Buy It Now"s on eBay that have 50 pcs of RGB LEDs for ~$17.  Besides, the fun is in building one myself.

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Where to find old tube radios?

I am looking for old tube radios to collect and/or restore for fun. I have so far checked most of my local thrift stores about once a month for a while and I also checked a lot of local antique stores but found there prices to be ridiculously expensive for a beat up old radio. Now I am stumped as to where else to find these beutifull old radios loclaly, because the shipping for the heavy tube radios from E-bay can get incredibly exspensive as well. Anyone have any suggestions as to where to get them? I have already asked both my grandparents and my imediate family is keeping and open eye for them. Also if anyone knows of any good stores to buy this type of stuff in the DC/MD/VA area then I am open for that to.

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The "Two and two ain't five show" (1969)

It's a Pitch for Sesame Street, some interesting background..."We're going to keep repeating them Kermit, just like commercials on regular TV, again and again, until they sink in you know." (Pitch video starts at 1:50)L

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Monster hunter

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Full combination list : +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1.Potion = Blue Mushroom + Herb 2.Mega Potion = Potion(1)+ Honey 3.Nutrients = Blue Mushroom + Godbug 4.Mega Nutrients = Nutrients(3)+ Honey 5.Antidote = Antidote Herb + Blue Mushroom 6.Herbal Medicine = Cactus Flower + Bitterbug 7.Max Potion = Mega Nutrients(4)+ Dragon Toadstool 8.Ancient Potion = Imunizer(10)+ Kelbi Horn 9.Catalyst=Bitterbug+Honey 10.Imunizer=Catalyst(9)+Dragon Toadstool 11.Power Juice=Catalyst(9)+Rare Steak 12.Mega Juice = Power Extract + Well Done Steak 13.Demondrug = Catalyst(9)+ Power Seed 14.Mega Demondrug = Pale Extract + Demondrug(13) 15.Armourskin = Catalyst(9)+ Armour Seed 16.Mega Armourskin = Pale Extract + Armourskin(15) 17.Poisoned Meat = Raw Meat + Toadstool 18.Tainted Meat = Raw Meat + Stunshroom 19.Drugged Meat = Raw Meat + Sleep Herb 20.Bomb Material = Stone + Sap Plant 21.Smoke Bomb = Bomb Material(20)+ Ivy 22.Flash Bomb = Bomb Material(20)+ Flashbug 23.Dung Bomg = Bomb Material(20)+ Dung 24.Paintball = Paintberry + Sap Plant 25.Gunpowder = Nitroshroom + Fire Herb 26.Small Barrel Bomb = Small Barrel + Fire Herb 27.Large Barrel Bomb = Large Barrel + Gunpowder(25) 28.Sonic Bomb = Gunpowder(25)+ Screamer 29.Net = Spiderweb + Ivy 30.Pitfall Trap = Net(29)+ Trap Tool 31.Tuna Bait = Worm + Yambug 32.Arrowana Bait = Cricket + Bughopper 33.Goldenfish Bait = Firefly + Snakebee Larva 34.Antiseptic Stone = Bitterbug + Earth Crystal 35.Lifecrystals = Godbug + Wyvern Fang 36.Lifepowder = Lifecrystals(35)+ Wyvern Claw 37.Health Flute = Lifepowder(36)+ Flute 38.Antidote flute = Antiseptic stone(34)+ Flute 39.Demon Flute = Mega Demondrug(13)+ Med Monster Bone 40.Armour Flute = Mega Armourskin(15) + Med Monster Bone 41.Normal S Lv2 = Huskberry + Needleberry 42.Normal S Lv3 = Huskberry + Rumblefish 43.Pierce S Lv1 = Huskberry + Velociprey Fang 44.Pierce S Lv2 = Huskberry + Pin Tuna 45.Pierce S Lv3 = Sm Bone Husk + Pin Tuna 46.Pellet S Lv1 = Huskberry + Scatternut 47.Pellet S Lv2 = Huskberry + Wyvern Fang 48.Pellet S Lv3 = Sm Bone Husk + Wyvern Fang 49.Crag S Lv1 = Huskberry + Burst Arrowana 50.Crag S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Burst Arrowana 51.Crag S Lv3 = Lg Bone Husk + Bomb Arrowana 52.Clust S Lv1 = Huskberry + Bomberry 53.Clust S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Wyvern Claw 54.Clust S Lv3 = Lg Bone Husk + Scatterfish 55.Disk S = Huskberry + Disk Stone 56.Recover S Lv1 = Huskberry + Herb 57.Recover S Lv2 = Huskberry + Potion(1) 58.Poison S Lv1 = Huskberry + Toadstool 59.Poison S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Ioprey Fang 60.Stun S Lv1 = Huskberry + Stunshroom 61.Stun S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Genprey Fang 62.Sleep S Lv1 = Huskberry + Sleep Herb 63.Sleep S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Sleepyfish 64.Paint S = Huskberry + Paintberry 65.Antidote S = Huskberry + Antidote Herb 66.Demon S= Huskberry + Power Seed 67.Armour S = Huskberry + Armour Seed 68.Dragon S = Lg Bone Husk + Dragon Seed 69.Dung S = Huskberry + Dung Now dont ask for Items combinations anymore they all are here... once i get MHF I'll add the new ones if theres some

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How do I sweep a chimney?

I'm not even sure if my chimney needs to be swept, but I've got a cord or so of seasoned firewood and a fireplace, I just want to make sure everything is in good order before I start running my fireplace regularly. I've got a basement and main floor fireplace, both share the same chimney and both are the original brick fireplaces built into the house in in I'm guessing the 50's or 60's The instructables hive mind knows just about everything, so what can you tell me?

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Rosneft är redo att KÖPA BP: s innehav i Ryssland

Http://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&langpair;=en%7Csv&u;=http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/352853/Rosneft-is-poised-to-buy-BP-s-holdings-in-Russia Den långdragna historien om BP: s oroliga ryska joint venture närmat sig en slutsats kväll som det förde samtal om en affär med statliga oljejätten Rosneft. Igor Sechin, vd för Rosneft, flög till London för diskussioner om att köpa ut BP: s 50 procent av aktierna i TNK-BP i en affär som kan vara värd så mycket som £ 17.5billion för FTSE 100-gruppen. I vilka insiders som beskrivs som "en snabbrörlig situation" och "en omgång politisk balansgång" Rosneft också tittat redo att köpa resterande andel ägs av BP: s partner AAR konsortiet som styrs av en grupp ryska miljardärer. Efter år av friktionen mellan de två sidorna, både BP och AAR i år signalerade att de kunde sälja ut av partnerskapet eller söka full kontroll.

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lookers and shooters. when will we get two in one??

All knex guns on instructables tend to fall into 3 groups: built for realism built for power/ accuracy and the generally s*** so, when will we get a gun that looks and feels like the real thing, that can alos hit a coke can at 50+feet? if you have any, post pics/links here =D

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I need a TEEPEE cover 18 ft. high by 50+ feet in circumference! I am going to make my own!s How much canvas will I need?

Help, my TEEPEE was destroyed by the last storm. I need a suitable  inexpensive cover for the poles that are 18 ft. 4in.,  tall and has a circumference of 50 ft.+.  TYVEK is no good, too costly, too short, and really rattles in the wind! Anyone got any good ideas out there? The original one cost me a bundle and I don't want to go there again! I wish the Buffalo herd was nearby, good meat and great Teepee covers. I think I was born in the wrong century. I keep honing my Mountain Man skills.  Thanks, as ever, Triumphman (aka Mountain Man)!                                                                                                                                                                                                     *                                                                                                                                                                                                             *                 I have finally come to the conclusion that I have to make my own teepee cover!    I will have to buy some canvas by the yard! Does anyone know how much canvas I will need for an 18 ft. tall by 50 ft. circumference teepee frame ? If the canvas comes in 3 ' width or 5 ' width . I have made a paper half circle teepee model, but the numbers evade me! Thanks.

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Can a telephone carbon microphone be used with a computer? Answered

I want to use an old 50's telephone handset with my computer for making phone calls with gmail. I know the receiver/speaker will work, but will the carbon microphone work if connected directly? I seem to have come across a few things stating that it will work if connected directly and others that say that a battery or resistor or both is needed. Thanks for any info.

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2008 Power Beaming Competition

Power beaming is just another way to say solar climbing. This is a competition hosted by The Spaceward Foundation. The end goal is to design a structure that will transport material from Earth into space without using rockets. The competition requires you to build a climber with the specs that follow:"net weight is limited to 50 kg [110 lbs], and they must ascend the ribbon at a minimum speed of 2 m/s. [6.6 feet per second] carrying as much payload as possible. A high performance prize will be awarded to teams that can move at 5 m/s. [16.5 fps]"Remember, this must be solar powered. Doesn't matter who wins this is an interesting engineering project, can't wait to see what people come up with.Anyone interested?

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Question about polaroid camera ?

If I buy a modern polaroid camera, for example like this one : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Polaroid-Instant-Camera-Ultra-644588/dp/B000QW1KRY/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s;=electronics&qid;=1263121862&sr;=8-15 will i automatically get pictures that look a bit withered and old fashioned like these : http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/polaroid_wildwood.jpg http://www.jerkwithacamera.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/polaroid-1.jpg or is there some kind of technique to get this effect? I know I'm not being very specific, but I think you know what I mean, right? The flat colors, typical polaroid picture effect that makes everything seem like its from the 50's. And is there any way of getting a similar effect without a polaroid camera?  

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I need help with a remote circuit. Answered

So here's my story: I want to impress my rc car club teacher person guy by building my own rc car from scratch, but I already have an idea about how to control it and stuff. I just need to make a rc circuit. Basically I need a radio transmitter that can be made with minimal parts, no i.c.'s, and it has to transmit at least 50 feet. And I need a reciever to pick up the radio signals and this also has to be minimal components, no i.c.'s, and it has to pick up the radio signals of the controller. I was expecting the signal to be in the khz section because it's easier to make that. So someone please give me a link or schematic for this. And also, the parts have to be what radioshack supplies. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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How do I power my LED's?

I posted before with unknown specs on the lights, but I now have the specs. I have 50 Red LED's and 20 Blue LED's that I would like to make in an array for a grow light. I was thinking about gluing them with thermal glue on flat aluminum bars that are 2 inches wide in a rectangle with about 1 inch spaces around them because I don't have heat sinks. I think they would be able to dissipate enough heat if I use them in conjunction with a fan. Here are the specs for the red lights (50): 2.4mV forward current 700mA blue lights (20): 3.2mV forward current 700mA If I'm correct, I need 84 watts for the Red LED's altogether; 44.8 watts for the Blue LED's altogether: combined wattage of 128.8 watts. Previously, I stated that these lights were 3w, each. But I would rather save life on the diodes and run them at this lower power because they still give off a great amount of lumens. Can anyone give me some directions on how I would construct this array? (what drivers to use, how to wire the LED's together, and how I could make the system plug into my wall outlet (standard USA socket)). THANKS!

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Vancouver, BC: Got Craft?

Event: GOT CRAFT? Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm First 30 people through the door receive a FREE swag bag full of goods! Location: Legion - 2205 Commercial Drive (at E. 6th Avenue) Admission: $2.00 (kids 10 and under are FREE) More information: www.gotcraft.com Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair featuring over 50 local and handmade vendors from clothing to jewelry to children’s accessories to bath and body products. Bringing a modern twist on the conventional craft fair, Got Craft? is a one stop shop showcasing the best talent Vancouver has to offer while providing the general public with an opportunity to purchase one of a kind items. ... because MALL is a four letter word.

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I've a wealth of A.C. landscape XFMR. How do you size the small full wave rectifiers for use in running LED's off these?

I'm using 12volt 50 watt thru 150 watt AC xfmrs and need to know how to size corresponding full wave rectifiers as available all over the web for anywhere from $3.00 to $10.00. Any help would be greatly appreciated. These are the typical A.C. landscape xfmr's I want to adapt to DC output. I'd like to avoid heat sinking at all costs. Thanks, Zappenfusen 

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What is the best way to restore this glued together box? Answered

I found an art box at a thrift store. From the logo and wood, I'm guessing it's from the 50's or earlier.  The finish isn't plastic. The joints are loose and the top piece is coming away from the sides of the lid.   What are the steps for putting it back together?  Gluing and clamping comes to mind, but how does one get the glue into the cracks? The partitions are glued in. The partition spaces aren't ideal. Is there a fairly easy way to un-glue them so they could be rearranged?

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dish turned into an antenna

Can anyone help me mod a dish/direct tv satellite and make it an antenna going to the converterbox? i bought this p-o-s antenna for $50 and voila... i got 8 friggin channels.... and i live in an open space no trees whatsoever and 2~3 miles away from the tv station.... i have a dish and a direct tv satellite i also bought one of those converter boxes.. its just rediculus to buy another antenna if anyone knows how to mod the old ones anyways...

Topic by dondef 


TV video out-put problem

I have broken Samsung plasma TV 50".  I don't want to trough it out, but use the inside circuit as video out put device. Use the FFC cable that goes to TV screen and convert it to round wire with HDMI/ S-video/ VGA outlet. So I can see that outlet in my projector and see the all TV cable channels and take a benefit of 2D to 3D conversion facilities of TV. I think that could be possible but I have not any experience of that.

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DIY Espresso

Hey all! I'm looking for collaborators in this project, I'm planning on making an espresso machine for my venue (The Alibi). Since professional machines can cost over 5000 dollars, I would like to make one for under 150. I will compromise and allow us to move back to the 50's and have it be hand pressed, in fact, a steampunk espresso is exactly what I'm looking for. Huge levers and spinning gears are perfect. The only critical thing would be the water temperature (i hear it has to be =>199 & <=201.Any ideas?

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I found an old electric meter, what can I do with it?

Its a GE Rr 13 8/9 with 5 dials  type i-70-s  it says Ct 200 • 240v 3w • fm2s ta 3o GE watthour meter 50 Hz  Cat no. • 720 x 70g465 code 81 I've seen lamps made out of them, that tell you how much power they're using, maybe that's already on instructables, but any other Ideas would be cool.

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Does anybody here know where I can find data on vacuum tube manufacture? I know about the Frechman who makes his own.

The problem I am having is that certain tubes- say a 12AT7- have certain dimensions for the plates, cathode and other parts. Would any one here know where to get enough data to make this tube and others so the results are that of an electrically equivalent tube? I am looking for the shop or " mechanical" drawings for common tubes of the 50's all the way to the late Compactrons.

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Does someone have engineering drawings for a gas-spring lift-assist assembly (horizontal platform)? Answered

I have a long-dormant project for a "powered" tricycle carrier for a car trailer-hitch. It occurred to me today that a piston "lift-assist" device could do the job. I wonder if anyone here has a technical design for a lift-assist assembly that I could use to understand the mechanism better. I need something that provides lift assistance both raising and lowering (maximum 10 lbs user force either way, for a ~50 lb load).

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A simple controller for a dc treadmill motor?

I have a United Technologies dc motor, 2.5 hp @ 120VDC, but no controller.  It has a red & black wire, plus 2 blue wires.  The black goes through a choke coil.  Anybody have a breadboard type of design for a speed controller with hookup instructions?  I can solder, follow a schematic, and  wire a house, but  am not up on electronics.  Last radio I built was in the mid 50's, so I probably need more than usual specifics.  Thanks for any help you can offer.  Ed B

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Teen Guy Bed Room Ideas-No Sport?

Hi, I am 13 and I am wondering how to decorate my bedroom?? I have a rectangular room with all doors and wardrobe at one end, and grey/purpkleish walls with a eggplant feature wall. Beige non-replacble curtains. I have a massive metal 4 poster bed crazy thing. Which I LOVE! What shall I do? I also have a white/green retro dresser and dressing table, and some small wooden filing cabnets. I like the late 50's and early 60's. And pugs, definatly pugs. But, as I am in Australia there is no Wallmart or macys for me. But we DO have target! I am intrested in making 2 'zones' in my room. bedroom down the doorend, and longue(????????????/) down the other? What should I do??? Thanks

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how to choose an electric motor and speed controller?

Hi, I`m going to design turning table (50-60cm diameter) the spinning disc is made from aluminum so its weight won`t exceed 10kg. it will spin by the mean of an electric motor (maybe gears will be used also). I want the spinning speed to be variable where I can control it from 0 up to 300 rpm (gradually or by steps where each step is 50 rpm) by them mean of speed control or whatever. The feeding power will be used is the normal home socket which is 220-240V 50Hz. My questions are: 1- What is better to use and easier to implement? AC or DC motor? 2- What will be the power of my motor? and how many amps are enough to turn it at maximum speed? (let`s say the load on the table won`t exceed 20kg) 3- Whatever has been chosen AC or DC, what is the best and easier way to control the speed? How will i control the speed? Thanks.

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$600 Shapeways Printing Credit for $300

Hello all, I have acquired $600 in printing vouchers to Shapeways from a couple contests, they are actually divided into three separate vouchers of $100, $250, and $250. I'm sure I can find something awesome to use the money to print but as I'm in college now I could better spend this towards something else (books!!). I'd be willing to do %40 percent off for an individual voucher (so 60 for 100 or 150 for 250) or %50 percent off for all 3 together. Feel free to message me if interested. Thanks!

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How can i be notified when my washing machine has turned off? Answered

I have a washer which does NOT make an audible noise when it's finished it's cycle. I would love to figure out a way to be notified when the machine has turned off. The machine has lights which are on during the different cycles, and then turn off when the cycle(s) are complete. I would imagine this could be a way of triggering perhaps and audible queue. I wouldnt really know how to go about getting started with this though or if this is the right approach. This would be a link to what my washer looks like. http://images01.olx.com/ui/4/50/11/1267472745_77434911_2-GE-Electric-Washer-and-Dryer-for-sale-EXCELLENT-condition-Baytown.jpg i would love any assistance for those who may have an idea on how to get started or what sensor(s) i may want/need. Thanks in advance. -  James

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Power supply

Last time I tried to do my own homemade project I failed utterly, I think mostly because I had no idea what anything was (if you saw my last topic on a distortion petal, you know what I'm talking about). I decided instead to buy a book (Tab Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics by G. Randy Slone) which has projects in it, the first one being a power supply. I haven't started building it yet (waiting until I get back to the city) but I've started looking up parts. The thing is, I can't find a 4400-uF 50-WVdc capacitor anywhere! So my question is, can I just put two 2200-uF 50-WVdc capacitors in parallel to do the job of one of the 4400's? That isn't my only question, just the first which I'll ask later in this thread. Thank you (PS: Has anyone had a problem with using Chrome and entering text into these fields? I had to switch to Firefox to get it to work)

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Bernina + BurdaStyle's "Party Through the Decades" Competition

Bernina and BuraStyle are teaming up to bring you a chance to win a Bernina 3 series sewing machine by putting your design skills to the test in the Bernina "Party Through the Decades" International Competition! They are asking you to create a party look that represents your favorite era in fashion history.  BurdaStyle asks: Which decade represents the epitome of style: Are you mad about the 50’s? Do you swoon over the roaring 20’s? Your party look can be a dramatic evening gown, a dress, or even a tuxedo! Inspiration could be found in a painting, an architectural monument, film or fashion— we just want to see your best skills put forward towards creating a dazzling party look! So get your materials together and get sewing for your chance to win a Bernina 3 Series sewing machine or one of three cash prizes!   Get the full details here, and be sure to share your creation on Instructables.  We can't wait to see what you make.

Topic by scoochmaroo 


Bp holdings-Pellnäs att köpa BP av ryska samriskföretag

Http://www.smh.com.au/business/rosneft-to-buy-bp-out-of-russian-joint-venture-20121022-281eq.html Bp holdings Styrelsen för BP har godkänt ett erbjudande från det ryska statliga oljebolaget Rosneft att köpa de flesta BP: s verksamhet i Ryssland för kontanter och aktier i Rosneft, ytterligare konsolidera Rysslands kontroll av dess oljeindustrin. Enligt villkoren i affären, skulle BP förbli i Ryssland men - ursprungligen minst - bara som en minoritetsägare i ett oljebolag som kontrolleras av regeringen i President Vladimir Putin. Senare hoppas BP att använda denna strategiska slips med Kreml för att trumma upp. BP har som visar sin vilja att göra en del för viss tid och Rosneft in formellt erbjudande förra veckan för att köpa ut BP: s 50 procent av ett samriskföretag som kallas TNK-BP. Styrelsens godkännande får BP: s verkställande direktör, Robert Dudley, att förhandla om de slutgiltiga villkoren för en försäljning av sitt ryska anläggningar inom en rad av bra kombinationer av kontanter och aktier. Intervallen var $US10 miljarder till $US14 miljarder och 15-20 procent av Rosnefts aktier. BP är sannolikt att få en plats i styrelsen. Annons Ett formellt tillkännagivande väntas så tidigt som den här veckan. För BP är försäljningen det största steget ännu i herr Dudley '' krympa växa '' strategi i kölvattnet av oljeutsläppet 2010 golfen. Herr Dudley tog över mitt i denna katastrof och beslutade att BP, att överleva, sätter sin globala verksamhet på en ny fot genom att sälja äldre, mindre lönsamma områden och koncentrera sig på prospektering. BP sålt tillgångar i länder från Venezuela till Vietnam. Ryska innehav var den största som passar in på kategorin för potentiella försäljning, mestadels åldrande oljefält i Sibirien med lite potential för nya utdata. Fortfarande, de svarar för ca 25 procent av BP: s globala produktionen, eller om så mycket olja som BP pumpar i USA, inklusive Alaska. För Ryssland tar buyout av BP: s andel i TNK-BP en stor våg av industrin full cirkel tillbaka till statligt ägande. Rosneft's chief executive, Igor Sechin, en före detta militära underrättelse officer och en nära medhjälpare till Vladimir Putin, är en förespråkare för större statligt ägande i oljeindustrin. Om Rosneft köper BP och de ryska miljardärer som styr den andra hälften av TNK-BP, kommer det bli världens största börsnoterade oljeföretag, med produktion av cirka 4.5 miljoner fat om dagen. '' Vi har sett detta anmärkningsvärt förstärkning av inverkan av Rosneft och Setjin personligen,'' sade John Lough, en f.d. TNK-BP-tjänstemannen. '' Hur ryska system fungerar genom att en fördelning av inflytande och tillgång till hyror [oväntade vinster] att uppnå övergripande jämvikt som staten bygger,'' säger han. '' Setjins uppenbara förstärkning av inflytande kan komma genom upprätthålla balansen. Det kan rubba apple kundvagn.'' Bp holdings RELATED ARTICLES: http://www.etsy.com/teams/14270/bp-holdings-bp-holdings http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuldpm_bp-holdings_news http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xulcmw_bp-holdings-bp-styrelsen-godkanner-rosneft-deal_news http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/1826221a30/bp-holdings http://current.com/groups/bp-holdings/ http://www.zimbio.com/News/articles/4hdK7GHpm86/BP+Holdings+l+BP+styrelsen+godk+nner+Rosneft

Topic by alodianfans 


If you could...

If you could... Spend an hour anywhere in the universe, at any point in time, where would it be? Meet 5 different people, from any point in time, who would they be? Have any one "superpower," what would it be? For me: Place: Mars, about 70 years ago. People: 1) Ernest Chappell, actor on Quiet, Please!, a 50's radio show. 2) Wyllis Cooper, writer for Quiet, Please! 3) Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series. 4) Ernest Emerson, founder of Emerson Knives and the Emerson Combat System. 5) Mikkel Maltha, the keyboardist/ bassist/ backing vocalist for the Danish band CRYOSHELL. Superpower: The ability to alter my molecular density, rather like Seth's in "Race to Witch Mountain" What would you choose?

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Toy Gun speakers, or premade circuit with sounds effects for charging

I am making retro-50's laser gun and want it to make a charging sound when I "turn it on", before I fire it and maybe even have it make a retro sounding laser shooting sound.  However, I have been unable to locate pre recorded speakers and circuits. I have looked at toy guns, becuase the size would be about right. I need it to be smaller and fit inside a smaller cavity. Does anyone here know of a place to buy such an item?  Do they even exist? Or is their a way to record sounds and then have them playback using a simple triger method. Thanks, Bonnonon

Topic by Bonnonon 


E.A.P Review

So this is my review for the E.A.P by Killer~SafeCracker -Comfort 9/10-(the handle was really comfy cause it uses black wheels) -Range9/10(I got like 50 feet with 2 64's) -Power8/10(it's pretty powerful) -Accuracy7/10(the gun was kinda accurate) -Reliability9/10(it was very reliable) -Bodyweight/Balance10/10(it was the perfect weight for a pistol) -Magazine8/10(the mag was perfect every shot loaded perfectly but sometimes the mag pusher wouldn't lock into place) So there you go,my review for the E.A.P. I would recommend this gun to anyone who wanted a pistol or a oodammo repeater Link: https://www.instructables.com/id/-EAP-Eliminator-Assault-Pistol/

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How to set a motion detector that will wirelessly activate my vehicle's light bar for 30sec from 11:30pm-5:30am?

I bought a Whelen LED lightbar which an installer will put on my vehicle using a Federal SW200-B four switch module and a 50 Hi amp circuit breaker to install it to the vehicle's battery.  I'd like to have the lightbar automatically trigger on for 30 seconds every time someone pulls in to my lot between 11:30 pm and 5am. What do you recommend I need to pull this off? Motions detectors, wireless switches, timers, etc? I'm clueless in these matters, please be clear and simple :) I'm located in S. Jersey Thanks!

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Cheap Compact tripod Answered

Ok, so I have asked a question like this before, but I never did get a compact tripod, and i am going on a trip in a few weeks and could really use the tripod. So I'm going to ask this again, but a little differently I need a tripod, preferably; Less then 16" when folded. I'd very much like 14" or even 12" if possible Extends to 50" minimum. Preferably >52" Costs less then $50, around $35 Weight is not really an issue, but lightness helps :) I am going to be sticking it in like the waterbottle holder on a bag- maybe a clip or something so i could hook it to the strap Stability is not a huge issue, as I am only putting an FZ100 on it (19.9 oz), so it doesnt need to support a DSLR, just a heavier P&S-; I do plan on some longer exposure shots however I think thats it... I do feel kind of sorry asking this question, but I really dont have the time or resources to find this completely on my own, and I am asking for a pretty strict set of rules. Thank you all so much in advance- Sincerely, A907

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What's the big deal about Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Answered

Okay, it's a serious - sometimes very literally dead serious - issue, and we should all be aware of the risks and precautions.But for the love of Pete - you can't swing a cat around here without someone putting a pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon around its neck. And I just got a letter from my doctor reminding me to schedule a mammogram: no one in my family has ever had breast cancer. My grandfather died of bone cancer at age 69, but no one's ever suggested I should have a bone scan. My aunt died of lung cancer last year, but I can't remember the last time I had a chest x-ray. My mother very nearly died of a Degree 4 Melanoma (10-15% prognosis for survival) in her early 50's, but no one wants to pay for a dermatologist to survey all my moles once a year. My father had a brain tumor the size of a softball - it very fortunately turned out to be benign -  removed in his late 50's, but no one has ever suggested I should have a brain scan (okay, that one I get - it would seem apparent that there's nothing there :).So what's the great big hurking deal about my boobs? I wouldn't want to have to, but I could live without 'em - a lot easier than I could live without my bones, lungs, skin or brains.Prostate cancer seems to be just as serious a risk for men of a certain age as breast cancer is for women, but there's no Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - is that because of what color the ribbon would have to be?

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My computer locks up with an audio loop, help! Answered

I recently upgraded my hardware (I put in two 8600 GT's in SLI, and an E6850, both used), and shortly after, my games began to lock up. Whatever was on the screen would stay there, and the last second of audio would loop. The only way to get out of it was a hard reset. Then I noticed when I unplugged my other two hard drives, games wouldn't freeze up anymore. So I replaced my 400 watt PSU with a 550 watt, with 50 amps on the 12 volt rails. Everything seemed to clear up, until today, when I was browsing Newegg and listening to Audioslave (not very resource intensive), and it locked up with the same symptoms for no apparent reason. I'm getting worried now, as I shelled out 75 bucks for a decent PSU and the same stuff is happening. My CPU idles in the upper 30's to lower 40's, and peaks at 60 C in games. I know it's a bit toasty, but it shouldn't be hot enough to cause this sort of problem, right? So if anyone has any ideas about what's going on, any help is appreciated.

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