Shotgun *stalled*

This is my airsoft shotgun. It is quite near completion, however, i'm stuck. I have two m120(?) springs powering this beast. I need to come up with a trigger system that will hold back all of this force, while still having a semi-easy trigger pull. There is a metal screw that needs to be held back once i pump the, well, pump (the screw is pushed back by the pump.) Any input on this would be greatly appreciated. (BTW, i thought about a paint ball gun's trigger, but the only problem with that is that the screw has to lock back too far for this to be a viable option.) Also, the third picture is a shell. It would be filled with approx. 30 bbs and a cotton ball or toilet paper would plug both ends. The bolt has a part that extends through the shell and would force the bbs out.

Topic by Dr meat201   |  last reply


Photo upload stalls

This has been going on for a while now, back to when the new photo uploader was still being called a beta feature.  Sometimes when a photo is being uploaded, it stalls at 100%.  It stays there indefinitely (I've let it sit for up to 5 hours), preventing all the other photos in the queue from uploading.  This is very annoying when you're trying to upload 100 photos and leave to do something else, only to find it's been stuck at photo #5 (for example) the whole time you were away!  The only way to make things proceed is to cancel the photo that has stalled, then re-upload it once the others have finished. I typically upload larger files in the 2-3MB range.  I'm using Firefox (latest version) in Mac OS X.  Last time I tried, it did the same thing in Safari. Please take a look at this issue; having to "babysit" my uploads is one of the worst parts of writing an Instructable because it's such a waste of time!

Topic by jeff-o   |  last reply


wheelie?

Should i post an instructable on how to wheelie, bunnyhop ,stall etc

Topic by kiwi_soccer_maniac   |  last reply


Is something wrong with my well?

Is something going on with the well pump?When we turn it on,it fault-checks by lighting fault and no water lights,if everything is all right it starts up.That is usual,it happened every time and nothing went wrong.It now pumps for some time,then stalls with a hiss,and then after some time,starts pumping again,stall,pump,stall,pump and so on.The control panel shows NO WATER when it stalls,the light comes off when the pump starts again.

Topic by Derin   |  last reply


arduino code stalls in mid program?

I'm using a rotary encoder, and to test it, I wrote a program with an interrupt on pin two that counts (with a state machine for the direction and two parts per cycle), but whenever I spin the encoder too fast, the program simple stops sending values.  Its running on an uno with a FTDI friend (becaust the serial chip on the board itself is fried), with a 32 cycle per revolution encoder on pins two and seven.  The encoder is standard quadrature, with an optical pickup and slotted disk.  It works fine normally, the problem only occours when it's spun too fast.  I will need it to spin quickly for my application.   I tried closing and reopening serial communications, and it didn't help, I have to reset it to make it work again. here's the code: #define ENCA 2 #define ENCB 7 int r = 0; float pos = 0; void setup(){   Serial.begin(9600);    pinMode(ENCA, INPUT);    pinMode(ENCB, INPUT);    digitalWrite(ENCA, HIGH);    digitalWrite(ENCB, HIGH);      attachInterrupt(0, epos, CHANGE); } void loop(){ delay(1); } void epos(void){   r = 1;   if(digitalRead(2) == HIGH){    if(digitalRead(7) == LOW){      while(r == 1){        delay(0.1);        if(digitalRead(2) == LOW){          r = 0;        } else {          if(digitalRead(7) == HIGH){            pos = pos + 0.015625;            r = 0;          }}}                                     }    else {      while(r == 1){        delay(0.1);        if(digitalRead(2) == LOW){          r = 0;        } else {          if(digitalRead(7) == LOW){            pos = pos - 0.015625;            r = 0;          }}}    }    Serial.println(pos); }else{   r = 1;    if(digitalRead(7) == HIGH){      while(r == 1){        delay(0.1);        if(digitalRead(2) == HIGH){          r = 0;        } else {          if(digitalRead(7) == LOW){            pos = pos + 0.015625;            r = 0;          }}}                                     }    else {      while(r == 1){        delay(0.1);        if(digitalRead(2) == HIGH){          r = 0;        } else {          if(digitalRead(7) == HIGH){            pos = pos - 0.015625;            r = 0;          }}}    }    Serial.println(pos); }}

Question by jduffy54   |  last reply


Idling/stalling problems on 1986 Ford F150

I'm driving my brother's 1986 Ford F150 4.9 V6.  It sat, unused, for about a year before I started usuing it, and he didn't perform any maintanence.  Got it running in February and the biggest issue was (and still is) the carburetor.  It's functional, but only barely (apparently there was some bolts missing on the breather that weighed it down and stripped some of the bolts on the carburetor).  I took it in to the shop, and they did what they could without actually changing out the carburetor (I don't have the money to buy a new one, still).   I was told by the mechanic to idle the engine for up to five minutes, depending on the weather, to warm the engine. It's been working okay, as best as can be, but no huge problems. But then the heat riser on the exhaust manifold broke off on Thursday (I borught it back to them to look at, they said the whole manifold would have to be replaced and it'd take 4-5 hours).  Again, broke, so can't afford the $500+ they quoted, though they said it'd noisy but okay to drive until then.  Then, starting about two days ago, the idling got kind of clunky and it will sometimes stall out if I'm stopped or idling for more than a minute or so.  When I'm driving, it's okay, but slowing or stopping it can idle (I know keep one foot on the brakes and the other periodically tapping the gas). I really don't want to go back to those mechanics again (I get the impression that they're taking advantage of me being a girl), and if there's something I can do myself, I'd like to.  If there's suggestions or input of any sort, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Question by Kaymrial   |  last reply


Call for makers/stall-holders : stall spaces available at Maker Fayre in Liverpool (UK)

Stall spaces available for all makers who would like to sell their wares at a fabulous event at Heebie Jeebies, in Liverpool (UK), evening of August 31st. The event is geared towards a theme of Steampunk, Industrial Revolution, and mad science, but makers of all varieties welcome. To book a place, or for further details, please PM me. Thanks!

Topic by Duckatr0n   |  last reply


Should the wire I use be able to handle the stall current of my motors? Answered

I am building a battlebot (3lb), and I was wondering if the wire had to be able to handle the stall current of all the motors, or just the normal current that the motors draw. AI

Question by JaredsProjects   |  last reply


Call for makers/stall-holders : stall spaces available at Maker Fayre in Liverpool (UK)

Stall spaces available for all makers who would like to sell their wares at a fabulous event at Heebie Jeebies, in Liverpool (UK), evening of August 31st. The event is geared towards a theme of Steampunk, Industrial Revolution, and mad science, but makers of all varieties welcome. To book a place, or for further details, please PM me. Thanks!

Topic by Duckatr0n   |  last reply



What is the plastic that is used to make bathroom stall walls and where can I source it? Answered

It looks like ABS, untextured, about 2cm thick. Do you know where it can be purchased in sheets?

Question by JamesRPatrick   |  last reply


2001 Yamaha Warrior Stalling out when warmed up and wont start back up until cool?

Hello fellow instructable users! I have a 2001 Yamaha Warrior (as seen in profile picture). When ever I go out to ride the four wheeler has a hard time starting. I have to use a lot of starter fluid and patients (about five minutes worth). Once I finally get going it seems after about five minutes, about the time it takes for the machine to really warm up, it stalls out and I can get one more start out of it and then it stalls shortly after. Another important point is the fact that the spark plug is unusually dry. After the bike cools down I can get it to start again and ride for about a whopping five minutes and then its dead until it cools down again. The situation is that something is getting hot and changing, causing the bike to stall. The bike has a brand new battery, ignition coil, and the starter is in very good condition. What should I check for next?

Question by 2001warrior   |  last reply


pages loads slow

2 days now any instructable page stalls. the stalled item showing at the bottom is http://static.fmpub.net. Is there a work around until this is fixed?

Topic by finky555 


How can I measure the high stall current of these motors without melting my ammeter?

I would like to measure the current of a couple 24VDC motors that I own.  I have always measured stall current on my model trains by connecting my ammeter in series with the motor, forcing it to stall, and supplying what ever voltage I expected to be operating the motors at.  I think if I do that with these other motors and a couple car batteries, I will very quickly fry my meter... I am expecting two- to three-hundred amps..  Someone help, please?  you lurking out there somewhere, Kip :P?

Question by DieCastoms   |  last reply



Christmas 'Present' exhibition and Christmas craft and Vintage fair Nottingham

I'd like to advertise two exciting events taking place in Nottingham, England at Hopkinson Gallery 21 Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3AJ The first event is a private viewing of the christmas present exhibition of contemporary Art, Craft and Design from local anad regional artists and designers. As well as an exhibition of photographs by the Nottingham flikr group. This event is taking place on Tue 30th November 7pm-10pm, admission is free and there will be live music, drinks and nibbles. The exhibition is alos open from now untill 24th Dec - Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 11am-5pm There is also a Christmas craft and vintage fair which will  have a wide variety of contemporary Art, Craft and Design from local designers as well as a selection of handpicked vintage and re-worked vintage products. Open on Sat 4th/11th/18th Dec 11am-5pm So come along, say hi and you never know, you may find that perfect christmas present you've been looking for

Topic by kez245   |  last reply


I need to surreptitiously mount a plaque inside of a bathroom stall...

I have a smallish (5 x 8") plaque (brass plate on wood base) that I want to mount to the door of a standard public restroom stall.   LIMITATIONS:  I can't use screws or glue.  There is a coat-hanger on the inside the door which I was thinking about removing in order to utilize pre-drilled holes, but I can't get the screws loose with a basic philip's head.  I have an impact driver/drill, but I feel like that would draw more attention than I'm comfortable with.   So I'm left with either a ton of double sided tape that will hopefully be strong enough to resist casual attempts at removal, or a rare earth magnet on one side of the stall and chunk of iron or steel on the other.  Of course, there's an issue of cost when it comes to the magnet as well as a concern regarding the visible piece of metal that I'd use to attract the magnet.

Question by LazloHollyfeld   |  last reply


mower starts when cold, stalls when hot. has been tuned up, can it be the coil? was told that it was wet gas

Mechanic said that it was water in the gas... the tank has been emptied, the carb cleaned, new plug, and new blade. It still stalls after about ten minutes of running, and then may start back up when it's cold.... I've been thinking that it is a coil problem.. That's the only thing left unchecked because it fired up at the shop , so they sent it home.... And I am curiouse to know a safe way to check a coil while the engine is hot... I have a multimeter, I just don't know how to use it on a coil , or what readings I may be looking for. Thanks for any advice I can get Slacker

Question by slacker0473   |  last reply


Post-It animation shows creative process

Or the stalling of the creative process. This animation is an ode to trying to get things done for a deadline and getting a little distracted along the way. Enjoy. via Geekologie

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Limiting power to dc motors

I have 2 dc motors that i will control using an arduino using pwm, my input voltage is 9.6 volts from a battery, but i will use a 5v voltage regulator to power the arduino, the motors are 3v motors. How would i limit the voltage to them using resistors, i have two motors here are their specs Typical operating voltage:  3 V Free-run motor shaft speed @ 3V:  12300 rpm Free-run current @ 3V:  150 mA Stall current @ 3V:  2100 mA Motor shaft stall torque @ 3V:  0.5 oz·in

Topic by tgorbunov 


cnc smoothrods are not parallel?

Hey guys i am 19 years old and a few of us are trying to make a CNC. well we are planing to use smooth rods for support .well the problem now is when we make the arch for y axis the holes that we made for the smooth rods to go through is not perfectly parallel ,so this resulted in the smooth rods to be slightly non parallel 4-5mm over 1 meter that's the error.Well my IITan friend is so stubborn in saying that this small error will make the carriage to stall. So if there are any experienced personel please clarify this doubt for me, because this error wont matter so much according to my calculations. thank you for looking into the matter

Question by cthaliyath   |  last reply


Shower in Tiny House

I do not have running water in my old Winnebago that I bought for $200.... would like some suggestions on how to create a shower. I have the stall , but no running water.... anyone with suggestions would be very much appreciated... thank you

Topic by Ladee65   |  last reply


DIY Hacks for Tiny Bathroom (solving the world's serious issues)

We all know it's a major problem circumnavigating the globe: tiny bathroom living.  My burning question is... How is one supposed to shave their legs in a shower-stall-only bathroom?  Must we sit on the floor with our legs hanging out of the shower just so we can function? Is there no one who can stop this injustice!? What DIY hack can YOU come up with to solve this ever-growing epidemic? (Or what do YOU do to accomplish a streamlined look?)  Save the hairy legs! Thank you. 

Topic by Meglymoo87   |  last reply



Ford Lover I just got my first ford.Got 2 blocks it stalled and now just turns over and won't start. Answered

It stalled right after I bought it and the a--hole said Not my problem.Yes he did say " it runs  great) .oh well live and learn.My prob. is it wont start, it won't catch.So I dropped the fuel tank took out the fuel pump and tested it runs fine yes checked filter ect. i then checked to make sure power got to the disconnect point yes but when the pump is reconnected no run.I am now at a loss as to what to do next .Pls. if anyne knows what to do or has any real Ideas pls.help me out. thanks for your time and have a great weekend

Question by hiphoppe   |  last reply


The-Green-Twist-Machine PDF is Damaged

The-Green-Twist-Machine PDF cannot be downloaded. The download stalls and a message appears stating that the file is damaged. I used both Firefox and Internet Explorer to try to download the file and neither will complete the task. Both browsers are successful at downloading other "Instructables" PDF's , however.

Topic by smokebox   |  last reply


How to regulate amprage for a combat robot

Hi everyone I am currently in the process of designing a combat robot with a max weight limit of 250lbs. the current drivetrain motors that I am using need 200 amps minimum to move the robot if fully loaded to 250lbs. The max stall amperage the motor will draw (when the stall torque is reached) is 856 amps I can not currently find an electronic speed controller that can safely handle that many amps or is in my price range. So my thought was to buy a 300-400 amp ESC and then set up an amperage regulator so that if the motor stalls and asks the ESC for more then 300-400 amps (whichever I decide to buy) when it asks the battery for that many amps the regulator will either block the current or only allow a safe amount of amps to the speed controller. I'm very new to detailed electrical side of this stuff so I don't know what exactly I'm looking for or where to find it. I would use a fuse but if the fuse blows in the middle of a match then I cant move which will cause me to lose by KO so what ever I do it must limit how many amps the speed controller can draw from the battery and then after it no longer asks for that many amps it allows it to function as normal. Thanks Guys!!  

Topic by CalebP5   |  last reply


I have a 1985 ford f150 p/u 5.8lt 4brrl that runs real good cold but runs real bad warmed up?

It runs great cold but when it warms up it stalls  is hard restart it has a new carb  it has a new ign, . plugs wires cap and rotor. System dosent overheat

Question by dizzydog598r   |  last reply


Derby Maker Faire: Status Update

I'm going to be having a stall at Derby Mini Maker Faire on the 22nd. If you're able, pop along to say hello, and you can build your own paper catapult as well. If you're going, post a comment, let me know to look out for you.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


KinectV2 stops working with KinectFusion (URGENT!)

I asked someone  and he said:"If I'm not mistaken, the Kinect scanner has a fairly low maximum polygon limit. Maybe you're running out and it's stalling?" so how can I get the polygon count higher? everyone seems to do it easily, but mine stops working after the initial scan.

Topic by DIAGONALLIS   |  last reply


I'm Going...

... to the Maker Faire at Newcastle this afternoon, representing Instructables along with gmjhowe (who's done most of the work), Steveastrouk and others. There should be some sort of internet access, but with a lot of people using it, I can't promise to post anything over the weekend. Look for posts on Monday, or, even better, come along to the Centre for Life, find the Instructables stall, and say hello to us all.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


How do you fly an RC plane? Answered

I recently got a P-51D Mustang plane with a 3 foot wingspan. On its maiden voyage I managed to stall right after taking off. Can someone help me. I'm already down 2 propellers and the wings are pretty scratched up. HELP ME

Question by Electroinnovation   |  last reply


Feature rich servo controller

Hi All, I'd like to write a servo controller that allows another system to offload some of the low level motion control work to the controller. This is primarily for amateur robotics applications. I'm trying to work out whether a controller implementing the features below would be replicating effort of existing open source drivers and not really worth the bother. Has anyone come across an existing controller that can some/any of the following? Position feedback Alterable traversal rate(s) changeable in real time (mid motion) Different seeking modes (acceleration, stall detection, hammering, error margins) Different communication modes (position queuing, position interrupts, upstream arrival and stall messages, etc) and so on... I'm looking at doing this probably with an Ardunio Nano and controlling as many servos as possible, but the primary goal would be feature richness. I could also see applications for an Attiny version (1 controller to 1 or 2 servos, limited feature set). Has anybody got any thoughts on the idea? Thanks in advance, Andy

Topic by andy   |  last reply


Die Grinder, Pneumatic... Are all underpowered?

So, it's compact.  Nice.  But it is so easy to stall it out. It cuts sooooo slow. I'm using it today because I dont wanna use the electric die grinder in the rain. It is from harbor freight, so I'm gonna take my initial aversion to the tool with a grain of salt. Perhaps a more expensive one would have more power?  Or is there a way to soup it up a bit?

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply


No active partition error

I decided to try ubuntu on the p2, and each time I tried to install it, it got up to the root file system mount process, it stalls out, on both the 6.06 and 7.04 version. Now I can't even boot off the cd, it just fails at the cd boot and gives me a "Not found any [active partition] in HDD" then says " Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" I found this rather puzzleing as I just formated the disk on another computer and it's fine.

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


Need hobby motor help

I'm a bit clueless about the technical side of motors. I mean I know how they work and I know torque and speed and whatnot, but I'm looking for certain motors with a certain amount of torque. I'm looking for a motor than can lift approx. 20 pounds plus itself and 3 other motors that have equivalent amounts of torque. I have no clue what the Stall-torque rating is or how it's measured, so a crash course in that couldn't hurt, either. Help?

Topic by Ryutso   |  last reply


Ultra-sonic teenager deterrent

I've seen kits and plans online for ultra-sonic teenager deterrent devices but I can't imagine that they are all that complicated.  There is a large group of teenagers that hang out smoke, litter, stall traffic and make a great deal of noise across the street from my home.  I believe that having one of these devices and hiding it within range of them somewhere on my own house would be a great way to get them to disperse to somewhere else.  If anyone has made one of these devices and would like to share their design I would greatly appreciate it.

Topic by Zafthan   |  last reply


12 Volt Gas Generator

I am looking to building a 12 volt generator from an alternator. I want it to have a car battery (or a deep cycle battery if it's easy to integrate) for quiet operation. I want the output to equal that of a 12V car plug socket so I can easily invert it to 110 volt AC. the engine will need to be small as possible without stalling on high demand. I guess it would have to have the same circuitry of a cars main power circuit. So, can someone give me a few tips on making this? And most importantly, a schematic. I can't seem to find a basic car circuit.

Topic by physics_dude   |  last reply


Question about electric motor ratings

So, lucky me, I curb surfed a table saw last friday, I was going to part it, but my wonderful wife suggested that I could benefit from an extra saw. So deciding to fix it up, I looked over the motor rating, and was left with a question. The motor is rated at 1&1/2 Hp 110v 18 amps. So my question, When is it 18 amps? Start up? Running? Stall? I ask because my breakers are 20 amp, kinda close there for comfort, and no re wiring for 220 right now is not an option.

Topic by Tool Using Animal   |  last reply


Biophysics: Airspeed of an unladen colugo...?

I'm looking for hard data on the relationship between typical airspeed / stall speed, glide angle, and wing loading of large gliding/flying mammals like the colugo, japanese giant flying squirrel, and flying foxes.  At first glance, Google turns up these facts with minimal digging. The catch is that the data are provided for different individuals, which is almost useless for my purposes.  Could someone point me toward a source that has all three pieces of information for the same individual, and preferably lists them for several individuals? Better still, is there an existing paper comparing the relationship between these numbers across unrelated species?

Question by passersby   |  last reply


Can't Upload Photos

I'm brand new to Instructables and can't even get a small icon photo to upload. The new uploader won't even respond at all and the old uploader will let me select photos but stalls instantly when I try to upload them. It will grind away indefinitely with no results. I even let it go for several hours on a small photo icon I use regularly with no results. For what it's worth I use Safari on a Mac runing OSX 10.5.8 Thanks, Hope someone can get me running on this. I tried the FAQ and found nothing relevant. Most of what I did find was 2007 & 2008

Topic by BrianJewett   |  last reply


Batch check the integrity of AutoCAD? Answered

We need a way to batch check the integrity of a lot of AutoCAD files and need suggestions or recommendations.  These files have been recovered from a raw data image so many of them are corrupt and will not open.  The option to move any undamaged files would be extra beneficial. The only program I have been able to find is one called SmartPurger but it does not work as AutoCAD will popup with error messages on corrupted files and stall the process.  There is an option in SmartPurger to auto accept the popups but it does not seem to actually work.  Been Googling for a few hours and it looks like it somehow may be possible with LISP or Script programming but I've got zero experience with these things. Thanks!

Question by CsongorBakos   |  last reply


Driving DC brushed motors with Pi/PWM/Arduino? Answered

I have a few motors (2) that i would need to be able to drive via a PWM input (Probably from pi/arduino). I have been looking at H bridges, and that seems to be my answer, however, I can't figure out which one i need... The motors are identical 9v ~2 amp stall current motors. I would need both directions for each, and would obviously be using an external power supply.  With that said, which H bridge would suite my needs, along with what type of setup? I only have abut 4-6 PWM pins left to use, if that helps.

Question by RocketPenguin   |  last reply


Framing longer walls for garage/shed.

Most DIY sites give instructions using 8ft or common lengths available from any local supplier illustrating walls using standard lengths. I want to make a garage 16ft x 22ft and do not know how to span across the 22ft section to make a full length wall using more than one board. One to two windows per wall and one exterior door with a gambrel roof, I thought this would be relatively easy but apparently not for a novice carpenter. I just finished pouring my own concrete slab thinking the internet provided free plans would be enough but I am stalled without better knowledge.

Question by netlink   |  last reply


What tricks would people like to learn?

Well after a request for an 'ible on basic bike tricks as a follow up to this cycling 'ible I'm wondering what tricks people would like to know about so far the list is:Pulling a wheelieStoppies/endos (stopping or moving with the back wheel in the air)BunnyhoppingSliding in a reasonable manner (as in tailslides)I'd like any other suggestions, the 'ible will include all requested tricks that I can do, heck got any for me to learn? Just throw them at me. If I can I'll add stalls and stuff to this but considering where I live finding a good place to do so is hard (it's still a building site for the most part...)EDIT: The instructable is now up

Topic by killerjackalope   |  last reply


Plushie Instructable Robot - Preview 1.0!!

Here's how far I've gotten with the Robot that I'm making. Patterns are hard, ya'll! You'll see the arm graveyard in the pictures. (Including the one that turned out like a condom - no idea about that one. Very weird.) I went through a lot of different bodies, too, but those aren't nearly as annoying. The last stumbling block is the head - after that it will be smooth sailing! I'm working on that right now. Keep in mind that I'm making these pieces out of felt - it's cheaper for practicing. The actual plushie will be made out of fleece. Yay! And the body will be less angular, too. The shoulders should be more rounded. The ends of the legs and arms will be sewn into the body seams. :D And now... the gallery. Complete with evil kitties that are trying to stall the construction.

Topic by jessyratfink   |  last reply


International 345 v8 engine trouble? Answered

I have a 345 v8 international engine that will not idle. It runs fine if you rev it up but as soon as you take your foot of the pedal it will idle roughly for 20 seconds before stalling. I have put a new set of points in and also adjusted the timing correctly. What would be causing the engine to not idle. Also I have adjusted the idle screw and the place at which it will run is way to high for an idle so I can eliminate this as a problem. I have taken the top of the carby and can see that both jets are squirting as per usual. It has really got me confused this one. The only thing I can think of is vacuum advance but I can't see how it should effect it at an idle. Your help would be much appreciated.

Question by legend4930   |  last reply


Buy the Official Instructables Card Game NOW!

Top Trumps is a card game of chance, knowledge and skill. A fight to the death to posses the whole of a deck of special cards. This version of the game replaces the classic cars, aeroplanes and tanks with you, the instructables community! The following steps explain why we did it, how we did it, how you can get some and how to play. This collaboration was brought to you with massive help from gmjhowe, Lithium Rain, Kiteman, Yokozuna, KentsOkay and Lemonie. Video starring gmjhowe and rainbowhan. We wanted this project to be open to as many people as possible! For that reason you have two options to get hold of some instructables top trumps to play with your friends, family, colleagues and other instructables lovers! Buy 'em: If you'd rather have some nice glossy, double sided, rounded corner, professionally printed card cards, printed by gmjhowe at his UK print shop, click here to order a pack using Paypal. They're 10GBP/15USD/11.5 Euros. All profits after paying for materials and time go towards our Instructables stall at the Newcastle Maker Faire 2011. Check back here in a few weeks to see how much we've made to go towards spreading the Instructables love at the UK Maker Faire. Print 'em: Once we've sold 100 packs of printed cards to raise money for our Instructables table at the Maker Faire UK in 2011, a pdf will be added to this step so you can print your own! Please add your ibles username as a note in the paypal payment 10 GBP ~15 USD ~11.5 Euros What are you waiting for? Buy a pack now! Help support the Instructables Makers at the UK Maker's Faire! All profit made from sales will go directly into our stall, and projects for the makers faire.

Topic by gmjhowe   |  last reply


circular saw using a guide, need help (solved)

  Ok I'm doing something stupid and I can't figure out what.  I have been cutting a lot of plywood lately with my circular saw.  I have a metal level that I have been clamping down as a guide.  I have also used a board to do the same thing.  For some reason after I get part way through the board the saw starts to stall.  When I pull the saw out I'm off my line and the cut is moving towards the guide.  It's like the saw is going straight but after a while the blade is moving towards the guide.  Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? I'm using a Ryobi  5-1/2 18V saw. Now that I'm typing this I'm wondering if the piece I'm cutting off is pushing on the blade and pushing it off track.  Thank you for any help

Topic by mats-notes   |  last reply


Pickle Boat with 49cc motor?

Making a pickle boat for the kid.  Boat is made out of PVC and 55 gallon plastic barrel.  I've got a 49cc two stroke engine laying around I want to throw on it.  It's one of those motors that come off a pocket bike or stand up gas scooter. Anyhow, any thoughts on how to use it. I'd like to do a direct drive propulsion setup but I don't know what size propeller I would use. I could make a trolling motor out of it but I don't imagine it would work to well without stalling the motor.  I'm sure it would rust out as well.  So my questions...... 49cc two stroke motor, what size prop do I use for a propulsion (fan) like setup? If I put it under water, what size prop do I use for that?   Links would be amazing.  Thanks guys!

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