I love the stuff but shipping outrageous to canada 20$ 40$ for a tee shirt
Topic by mman1506 | last reply
Hi! I previously won prizes on several contests here at Instructables and all of them were shipped to Hungary without any costs on my part, except the last one, I had to pay approx. 40 usd for a prize estimated at 75 usd. Did something change in Instructables' shipping policies?
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Hello,maybee someone can help me :-)We want to order several DecTop computers( https://store.dataevolution.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=DT%2D7001&CartID;=2 )to germany, and they offer only airmail.shipping costs will be taxed here too, the shipping equals tow thirds of the units costs :-(Can anyone name a way to ship multiple devices (~5lbs packed idd guess) to germany?Shipping speed is no issue at all, so it could be delivered by ship, bike or dove.The usps site was very confusing since every link regarding additional information forwarded me to a table of contens with no relation to the term I was looking for.
Topic by schorhr | last reply
Hey all I just won the special prize in the bathroom contest a 2 weeks ago and I was asked to fill in a form asking for the address etc, and I filled it in and sent it, but it has been about a week and a half but the prize(Sugru) has not arrived yet(I live in Poland)Does anyone know how long it takes for a prize in instructables to be shipped to Poland Thanks
Question by vishalapr | last reply
Hi there! I received a runner up prize notification 16 days ago that I had won an Arduino MKR 1000 for placing runner-up in the Arduino Contest 2016. I claimed my prize, and haven't heard anything about shipping or any other kind of confirmation yet. The other prize I won for coming in 2nd place on another contest notified me and shipped very soon after I accepted. Can someone check to see if everything is ok? Attached is a screenshot of the winning prize message I was sent (and accepted). http://imgur.com/a/rKGoh Thanks, Esper2142 (Josh)
Topic by esper2142 | last reply
Good morning, I recently won a prize for the fix-it contest. I received an envelope with the stickers and t-shirt, but it has been like a week and a half since then and I have not yet received the rest of the prize. Is there a tracking number or something I could get to see what's up? Thanks, -K
Question by PS118 | last reply
I wanted to enter the Clay Contest, but I saw that it's only open for US and Canada. I live in Mexico, and I was wondering, what if I don't want the prizes for myself, but for a friend that lives in the US and also works with clay? I would ask the prizes to be shipped to her. Can I be eligible to win then?
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Greetings, everyone! I am in a bit of a bind. I love the idea behind the "Awesomest Jelly Bean Dispenser" project, but lack the tools and time to craft it myself. Would anyone be willing to build one and ship it? I am located in Modesto, California. Pride in your work is a must. I am willing to pay the (reasonable) price you name. Thank you.
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If you're planning on eating several pounds of sausage and bacon you might as well get some friends over and make a boat out of it, right? Yeah, sure.We have an Instructable for making placemats out of bacon and bacon soap, but this is pretty epic in comparison. This is all great if you're into bacon. Which I'm not. It's one of my least favorite things to eat and I find this to be pretty disgusting, but I hear that I'm pretty much on my own for that opinion. Most everyone else finds it delicious. MeatShip
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I recently went on the Disney Cruise and I thought it would be nice if I got a small model of the ship for my mom. Turns out the model costs 50 bucks and I don't know how to design a 3d print. Can somebody please post an instructable on how to make this ship and I will help with any details needed. Thanks!
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Pirate ship bedroom? Shiver me timbers! Designer Steve Kuhl used 2x12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. "But that's not all. The room is also decked out with a rope bridge that connects the pirate ship to the top of a jail cell, and a rope suspended from the ship's hull provides drop-in access to the closet. There's also a completely hidden spiral slide, that lets you travel downstairs in a more adventurous way." Check out this pirate ship bedroom, there's 14 pictures that show the bedroom from all angles and even a computer model that illustrates the spiral slide. via: mymodernmet.com
Topic by mikeasaurus | last reply
No shipping in South-Eastern Europe? I live somewhere around Serbia and I was just wondering...I wanted to enter the Woodworking contest and...yeah...checked the small writing on right and I didn't see the country I live in. Am I blind or did my eyes see the truth? Sorry for bad English also.
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I'm wanting to build a large shipping scale with capabilities of measuring up to 2400 lb's. I'm curious if anyone has done anything like this and could give me advice. I was thinking of combining 6-400 lb. scales with an arduino and simply displaying the sum of their weights on an LCD screen. Do you think this would work?
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Howdy, My friends and I are building a workshop out of a shipping container, and we want Makers' suggestions on equipment. We'll be sending a 20' shipping container from Austin, Texas to Bungoma, a city in Western Kenya. The primary goal will be constructing chambers in which we can create biochar ( http://www.re-char.com ), and we want to make the shop as versatile as possible. Thus far, we've definitively spent ~$8,000 of our $20,000 budget, mainly on a used plasmacam 4'x4' CNC with 2 plasma cutters, and allocated <20% of our space. Here's our list of some proposed equipment: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsejLtLc70nwdG5DeVJmOVA4OUxpcXl6alFaNzh5Unc&hl;=en_US What are we missing that we just shouldn't be without? We'll have access to (dirty) grid power, standard industrial building materials, and (slow, expensive) shipping from the West. Please add your ideas to the spreadsheet and your broader comments below. We'll read everything, incorporate the best suggestions, and let you know what our final inventory becomes. We need to have our container in transit by the end of the month, so don't delay! Thanks, Luke
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I've recently been allocated a project for school that needs to be done by the 28th February. The task is to either build a model viking ship, any size, any material or to build a viking outfit. Chances are, the entire out fit is impossible so I'm probably aloud to make a detailed helmet, with chain mail & leather cap underneath, or some other item of clothing. The last option is to build a model Viking town, it's aloud to be done on the computer as a 3d format, but I have no idea how to do this, any suggestions? I'm personally stuck on what to choose to make, or how to build it., what does every one else think? Remember, I'm going for a good mark here, but I also have the incapability to get things done amazingly quick. Cheers everyone, ~K (P.S. No horns for the helmet, although it's a popular myth it's supposedly not true in the history books.)
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I started working with sketch up about 3 months ago, since then, I've been converting my 2 designs into 3D models. www.conceptships.org/viewtopic.php This the link to Concept Ships.com, where I have my 2D and some of my 3D designs posted. Other link: www.conceptships.org/viewtopic.php . List: -- 1.) Convoy front isometric -- 2.) Convoy close one- General Frigate -- 3.) Convoy close two- Heron II with container -- 4.) Convoy close three- side -- 5.) Convoy rear -- 6.) Heron Front iso (the thing below is the container) -- 7.) Heron Back iso -- 8.) Heron front -- 9.) Transport front iso -- 10.) Transport back iso -- 11.) Transport bottom -- 12.) Transport turret -- 13.) Dropship front -- 14.) Dropship Weaponry -- 15.) Dropship rear -- 16.) Life support pod front -- 17.) Life Support pod back -- 18.) OH SANP!!! Instructables HQ is under attack!!! Ship explainations:: -- CCM-21b "Heron II" - UH-60 of this faction - Can be used as a gunship, APC, fighter - bomber, transport, or ECM/ Support, depending on the module. - The cargo module (below craft) can be load with anything from missles, to bombs, to twin 30mm gating guns (personal favorite). - Carries two (pilot, co-pilot/ gunner). - VTOL - Basically my spin on the Pelican from Halo (hopefully it doesn't get shot down as much) LSPS II "Messiah" (life Support pod) - This is the generic life support pod. Similar to halo, but no re-entry... we all saw how reliable that was. - Holds 6 people (pilot, 5 auxillery) - supports 6 for up to 2.5 weeks. - Has a powerful SOS beacon. - Used by military and civilian. - Launch method: launched from ship by air rushing from the pod's chamber and conventional thrust (Fuel + oxidizer). All ships were designed and 3D- ified by me... google earth was used in the ibles HQ screenshot
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This past saturday there was a show on TV about the advancements in the field of prosthetics and human augmentation. I only watched less than half of it - but the timing was interesting. I came across an article about the Ship of Theseus (from Greek Legend) and have been reading quite a bit about "identity" and similar topics. This is philosophy - so there's really no right answer, but I have found it very interesting to think about and thought I'd share and see what others think.The gist of the story: Say we were to preserve Theseus' ship. As parts deteriorated and rotted away, we replace them with new (better/stronger) parts. Eventually, we replace each part with a new one. The question now is - Is it still the same ship? I'm willing to bet most of you will say yes.Now lets say that instead of replacing the ships components with new ones - we take all of the parts from the warehouse (where the parts are being stored) and reconstruct the ship from these new/better parts. Which ship has the "identity" of Theseus' ship? This is an interesting question because I'm again willing to bet that the "first" ship mentioned is your answer. But why? The parts would have gone to the "first" ship if not into the "second" ship. Why should this be different?Third Case:We take Theseus' ship and we tear it completely down in dry dock. In its place, we reconstruct using new parts. Is it still Theseus' ship?Now lets look at a digital device - my laptop for instance. Let us say that I have an "identical" machine (spec wise) and I cut and paste each file from this hard disk to the "new" machine. Does this "new" machine take the "identity" of the "old?" Can we say this "new" laptop (ship) is in fact Theseus' laptop? Talking with my colleagues - their answer (unanimously) was no - it is not the same.So here is where I get to the human side of things... Biological process have our bodies continuously replicating cells. In about a year, roughly 90% of the cells in your body will die. But no worries - they are continuously replaced with new ones. So, does that mean we are a different person compared to 12 months ago (I've read this question from several sources)? How about amputees? Today, prosthetic limbs can allow them to do what many of us choose not to do - run marathons. Are they any less of what they were before? <-- I know that sounds "wrong" - put put "political correctness" aside (but by no means am I putting down the situation of an amputee).Again, I'm willing to bet many will say yes - we're the same person. One argument is that our memories make our "identity." Fair enough. Now lets entertain the future. We now have the technology to save your memories digitally. We can digitize the human brain preserving its intelligence and thinking ability. Just entertain this idea for a few minutes. So if my brain (and its memories) are now digital and I copy it to another vessel. Is it still me? Do "I" still have the same identity? I'd like to think yes, but what was your answer about copying a laptop's memory (was it no - they are not the same)? Why should my digitized memories be any different than that of a laptop's digitized memory?At this point, my colleagues were floored. They figured out where I was going a few sentences before I said it. That's what makes the topic so interesting (in my opinion).If anyone has ever heard of HAL-5 - you already know what a feat it is. HAL-5 (yes, that's a play off of a space odyssey) is a human exoskeleton designed to assist those whom otherwise would be unable to walk for long periods of time. The user can lift heavy weights (80kg - say a dishwasher) among other helpful tasks. How does it know to move? Sensors on the skin detect electrical impulses in the brain that tell the muscle to react. Those signals are processed and turned into mechanical motion. All of this happens before the muscles have time to move. That is, the machine is moving before you even do.So if we replace our bodies and even our nervous system with mechanical devices - what makes us the same person? AND, are we the same person if we can simply copy ourselves to a new body?So last point - and it's not even my own. One of my colleagues brought this to the table today (literally at the lunch table) :P We were talking about the advancements and the potential/reality of human augmentation. Then he says something that makes complete sense to me. He said that we are at the point where our brain is evolving at a rate faster than our human bodies are. Just give yourself a minute to contemplate and wrap your head around the potential of that statement. To a degree - we have already done this (just not internally). Why else would we fly in a plane or drive a car? Well, I for one sure can't fly or run at 70+mph.1. I apologize for the length.2. I'm curious of your thoughts -- if you have another aspect of this, please do post.3. Remember there is no "correct" answer, this is just philosophy.4. There will always be more question than answers on this subject (at least I think so).HAL-5: http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/29/hal-5-robotic-suit-ready-for-mass-production/HAL-5 (mountain climb): http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/08/hal-robot-suit-almost-summits-with-quadriplegic-man-in-tow/
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Hello! It's been awhile since I was here (was working on other things), but I've finally gotten around to making screenshots and renders, along with a bunch of new sketches (3D). I apologize for the amount Short List: (In order) - Assault Destroyer - Barracuda Class Frigate - Knife's Edge (now with new features) - Barracuda Class Frigate - Sky Razor (Sister ship of the above) - Falcon Class Heavy Cruiser - Hieroglyph Class Multi-role Fighter - Manta Class Bomber - Dolphin Class Artillery Frigate ::WIP:: - Mark XII - Light Torpeto Link to better images- http://s1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb441/nerdman234/ Minor side note: Thank you ibles for having an multi-uploader. This is much easier than the other site I post on. :D - Nerdman ------------------------------------------------ Expanded List:: ------------------------------------------------ - Assault Destroyer - Armed With 7 Medium Rail Guns - Designed for both direct assault and defense of large vessels against smaller ships (Frigates, bombers, etc.) - Barracuda Class Frigate - Knife's Edge (now with new features) - Designed for both exo-atmosphere and in-atmosphere operations - Armed with 4 light torpedo tubes, 3 triple AA turrets, and 2 solid mounted railguns in the nose - Barracuda Class Frigate - Sky Razor (Sister ship of the above) - Designed more as a heavy fighter than a support frigate, this can both keep up with standard fighters but even out maneuver them due to it's massive engines - Armed with 2 triple AA turrets, 6 light torpedo tubes, 2 solid mounted and 2 partially mobile railguns in the nose - Falcon Class Heavy Cruiser - Designed as fast attack ship, the falcon can reach incredible speeds while still being able to turn very sharply - The falcon is primarily armed with 512 packs of multi purpose launcher tubes, it can hold up to almost a thousand missiles or nearly 6,200 un-guided rockets. - Hieroglyph Class Multi-role Fighter - Carries two multipurpose modules (similar to the Heron) which hold quite literally anything that fits inside the power, weight, and computing restrictions. - Designed using spare Heron frames which were useless due to constant space combat. - Armed with a triple AA turret (rear), all other weapons/ offensive abilities come from the pods. - Manta Class Bomber - The Manta Class Bomber, created about the same time as the Hieroglyph, was made from XUAP hulls which were useless in space and were unused because of it. - Armed with 6 light torpedo (single use tubes), 3 triple AA turrets, and a minor ECM package, this bomber can hold it's own against even heavy fighters. - Dolphin Class Artillery Frigate ::WIP:: - The Dolphin Class of frigate was created when the fail "General Frigate" was unable to meet expectations. - Armed with 2 heavy plasma cannons capable of shots up to 400km away. - The Dolphin is also nimble enough to avoid long range missiles, but is unable to enter atmosphere and is unable to avoid fighters. - Mark XII - Light Torpeto - The Mark XII was created strictly for bombers, but soon showed extreme success in both heavier fighters, and light frigates. Being powerful for it's size, it was also reasonably light and nearly as maneuverable as some missiles.
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German container ship MS Beluga SkySails has set sail for Venezuela from Germany, towed in part by 160 square metres of parafoil.The kite is flown at an altitude of around 200m (depending on exact wind conditions), and is expected to save nearly $1600 in fuel costs every day.The kite is computer-controlled, flying in a constant figure-eight to maintain traction.If this trial is successful, kites of up to 5000m2 are planned for future trips.BBC StorySkySails site
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It seems to be real!There is video evidence on the BBC News site - wind-tunnel tests of a folded paper aeroplane up to Mach 7!All we need now is the plan to fold our own...CrunchGear ArticleMainichi Daily News ArticleUnrelated article about boomerangs in space
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Hi, im just gonna jump strait to the point. My brother has nicknamed his car because it reminds him of pirates of the carribian. And because he wanted to make or buy a pirate ship steering wheel so he could attatch it to his car. Im no good with designing things so i ank you to please instruct and/or help in building this, or finding one online. Much help apreciated thanks
Topic by nadekid | last reply
Knex viking war ship, the historic art of Knex. Well, to be honest, I don't really know where I came up with this idea, but it came to me in a flash. The designs pictured are just prototypes, but right now I am working on a way to get all of the paddles on either sides to move back and fourth at the same time (any suggestions or help would be appreciated)/ Anyway, tell me what you think, and remember, this is only v1.
Topic by Hiyadudez | last reply
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions about where I might find plans or tips for building a scale model of something like a viking longship or medieval man-o-war? Ideally what I would like is outlines of ribs and spars, etc. that could be transposed onto balsa or something else that's easy to work.
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I'm currently looking for an electronics supplier that delivers to Europe (specificly Belgium) For now I want to order from digikey corp (since charges over 65 euro's have free shipping) but in my quest for ever cheaper suppliers I wanted to know if there where others out there who could be cheaper . I'm looking for stuff like arduino one, resistors, capicators, servo's, breadboards... You know everything a beginning electronic tinkerer needs :)
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The Ships are Either Plastic or Wood
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Http://www.voithturbo.de/vt_en_pua_marine_vspropeller.htmTo see it in action -- click "Open iVSP - Interactive VSP Program" on the bottom half of the page.Just wondering if anyone got as excited as I did... or at least just as amazed as I was :p
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The Emma Maersk is the second longest ship in the world, and the longest currently in service. It's so large, it looks photoshopped into any picture it appears. Driving such a large ship requires a lot of power. From Wikipedia:The Emma Maersk is powered by a Wartsila-Sulzer 14RTFLEX96-C engine, currently the world's largest single diesel unit, weighing 2,300 tons and capable of 109,000 horsepower (82 MW). The ship has several features to protect the environment. This includes recycling the exhaust, mixed with fresh air, back into the engine for reuse. This not only increases efficiency by as much as 12% but also reduces engine emissions. Instead of biocides, used by much of the industry to keep barnacles off of the hull, a special silicone-based paint is used. This increases the ship's efficiency by reducing drag while also protecting the ocean from biocides that may leak. The silicone paint covering the part of the hull below the waterline is credited for lowering the water drag enough to save 1200 tons of fuel per year.We started talking about energy consumption after watching a practice version of Saul's upcoming E-Tech Keynote, Energy Literacy, and Dave Culp of Kiteship and Speed Sailing did a back-of-the-envelope MPG calculation for this ship:A few more facts about Emma Maersk:Running at her rated 80 Mw, her main engines burn 14 tons of residual fuel each hour. Annually, that's 97,400 tons of fuel. Her auxiliaries, delivering their full 30 Mw, burn an additional 6.6 tons/hour, for a total fuel burn of 20.6 tons/hour. Given 290 steaming days/year (80% capacity factor, which is conservative), this yields a total annual usage of 143,400 tons or about $64.5 million in annual fuel costs.Burning 20.6 tons/hour = 6724 gals/hour. At 31 kts/hour, this equals .0046 nautical miles/gallon. At 6076 ft/nautical mile, that's 28 feet/gallon of fuel burned.The 1200 tons saved by her "revolutionary" bottom paint represents a bit less than 1% of this cost, so increases her fuel mileage to 28.2 feet/gallon.Dave concludes:You gotta haul a lot of containers full of $7 tee shirts to make this profitable.28 feet/gallon!Images from jtashipphoto.dk and Wikipedia.
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Hi there, I'm in the Navy and I'm apparently going on deployment in about three weeks. (I just got to my first duty station, I'm an E-2 with no idea what's going on.) From what I hear, I'll have plenty of free time. Does anyone have any ideas? Also, I have plenty of free time right now. Random details: *There's a hobby shop on my base. *I can't really do a big project at the moment (I'm living in a barracks until I get to my ship. Then I really won't have any room.) *I left my Dremel at home. ;P
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I paid for 1 month pro membership but the charge on my card is 1 year!!! how can i cancel? last week i decided to get a pro membership, so i just wanted to try it for 1 month and that's what i did!! '' click on 1 MONTH membership'' but it charged 49 dlls on my card!!! i want to cancel because i don't need it !!! i just want to pay for 1 month!!! help me please
Topic by silvia2012 | last reply
While I was watching Star Wars the other day, I noticed that there are 3 Millennium Falcons hidden right as Anikin and Padme are landing on Naboo. Look to the left, it's just above the yellow and orange things near the bottom. Maybe the Millennium Falcon isn't a unique ship. o.0
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Well, me and this cute girl in class that i reeeeeally like finally found out we both like each other (i've liked her for about two years now) and we are just getting to get together etc.. I'm eleven in grade six and was wondering if there was anything i can do for her or with her to make this a long-lasting relationship, may i ask?
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