im stopping

You know what i'm stopping knex i don't know i just don't like it anymore i may sometimes comment on k'nex instructables but don't look forward to any new knex stuff from me im going with tech and art stuff now like well i dont know but other stuff and im planning spending most of my time at the beach skimboarding. thank you very much knexers for my like 700comments but im stopping

Topic by Easy Button 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Stop and Go

This is a pretty easy trick. I will tell you that it does not look cool, but it does come in handy. See, stop and go is a trick where the yo-yo literally stops, then starts sleeping again. This comes in handy if you are in a tournament and your yo-yo's sleep is about to die. First, get into a brain twister mount:Throw a strong sleeper. Point the index finger of your non-throw hand out and bring the yo-yo up. Now move your throw hand under the yo-yo and up again on the other side.*For more detailed instructions, go ahead and surf the web*The trick itselfOkay, now that you are in the brain twister mount, bring your throw hand up and under your non-throw hand so it forms a sort of cup. Now move your hands up a bit and the yo-yo will come up to your hand. Be prepared to catch it. This is the "stop" part of the trick "stop and go". Now for the "go" part. Bring your throw hand under the yoyo and twist it so your fingers point away from you. Now pull your throw hand down and leave your non-throw hand where it is. The yo-yo should start spinning again and you are ready for more tricks.

Topic by PineapplebobTheGreat 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


WE DONT WANT TO HEAR IT. i noticed alot especialy in the knex gun instructables if people ask if they should post a certian gun that they built. we dont want to hear it. just post it and it will be either a + or a -. also are there admins/moderators? i think there should be some due to people stealing other peoples ideas. oh well just an idea for the creators to think of. but weigh in on both subjects if you want. if you just want to flame me for creating this go ahead. but i think that its a matter that gets annoying.

Topic by J_SCAP 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Just stopping in...

Hey everyone! I haven't really been active here on instructables for a while (I still do check it daily though!). I have been using a bunch of other forums lately (AndroidCentral, XDA Developers, etc...) and I have to say that instructables, BY FAR, still has always been the best forum experience for me. The community, the forum layout, the community, the "Public Profile" page, the community, and, oh, did I mention how awesome the community here was? I would like to commend everyone here for making instructables one of the best websites around. Great job! -Kcls

Topic by kcls 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I unsubscribe??

Question by nibworker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to deactivate your account on instructables?

Question by Andrea161982 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Lego Stop Motions

Does anyone here make stop motions? I made my first one today. The program I used was called FrameByFrame. It's easy to use, but it destroyed the quality of the pictures.

Topic by bakenbitz 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

arrow back stop

Anybody have any ideas about inexpensive fabrics that might stop arrows? i have seen arrow back stop netting online but it is prohibitively expensive. i am a back yard archer living in a city and i think my neighbors would feel safer in their yards if they thought my net might stop an arrow.

Topic by evilife 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Sewing stop motion

Hey all thought i would share a stop motion i did with you all. This was my first attempt at stop motion. Any suggestions or comments are welcome. This video is work safe / children safe as well.  If you like it just click the FB "Like" under the video and share it with friends. Thanks!!

Topic by zipped_shut 8 years ago

stop motion set?

 How Would i make skirting board for my set, which is in a house. My characters a cat standing about 18 cm tall and is 20 cm in length, so my sets pretty big???

Question by leelum 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

beetlebug stopped working

I built a beetle bug and it just stopped working, its for school and due tomorrow, i've tried changing batteries and replacing wires, soldering them off and back on but nothing works. i'm thinking that maybe the left motor is dead because the thing where you solder the wire is a bit loose, what can i do?

Question by Junior759 9 years ago

Tesla coil stopped? Answered

Took apart cap all is not melted transformer brand new what do I do? Cap smells like the soap that cleaned the pieces and electricity

Question by wiccakingkamui 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Stop Hackers dead

This is interesting, So Zscaler acts like a pass/no-pass Gate.   If it were a firmware gate that only could be accessed by a dedicated keyboard then it could stop hackers dead.   Yes it would force sites to hold all their content rather then pulling this from there and that from elsewhere but NO HACKERS unless they physically take a site. What say you ?

Topic by iceng 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Dremel just stopped

Hi I was using my Dremel with a saw attachment cutting wood half way in the Dremel just stopped. The spindle rotates cleanly I have checked the fuse etc which is fine   There were noises at all love my Dremel helps me a lot in my hobby repairing and repanting Model buses cash a little shirt so I can’t just go out and buy a new one 

Topic by Gefcon 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Stop light cycler

Hello. I have an old Stop light in my game room.  I would like to have a switch that will cycle the lights: R, Y, G, R, Y, G....etc. I would also like it to dim the lights and have a setting to pick one light at a time.  I have see cyclers but they are about $100.  Can I build one for cheaper?  The cycling feature is the most desireable.  I can dim separately and do without the hold feature if I have too.  thanks for looking.  Aaron

Question by aaron81006 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Stop bad grammar!

I've been noticing around our community, there are people typing liek ths. WTF is up with that? Nobody understands it, and nobody talks like that in the real world! I mean, really! Nobody would walk up to a friend and say "Dat vid on youtube wus lol rigt?". See how idiotic that sounds?! Now i hope you learn from this, and go type normally.

Topic by NYPA 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Stop with the useless topics!

Ok, so I have noticed some forum topics that seem to serve no purpose, and thought I would bring this to the community's attention. An example of one of these posts would be Knexfreak's topic about how he is going on holiday. These posts are getting the K'nex community laughed at, quite frankly, and while sarcasm may be hard to pick up on on the internet, some others must have noticed at least something. And at least if you want to post some tat, use correct grammar and spelling. This is what mainly contributes to the stereotypical view of the 'K'nexer'. Or you could continue, as I did chuckle at the whole 'fourever' dialolgue in kookoo for knex's post. Thank you for that, caitlinsdad and others. 'Non-K'nexers' may want to use this topic to give advice to the K'nex community. Also, my name seems silly and has stopped me posting on other 'non-K'nex' instructables more than once , in fear of ridicule. Any ideas for a shiny new name are welcome.

Topic by knexguy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Leadscrew stops and starts?

I'm trying to make a cnc plotter similar to this: I have changed some things though: I'm using aluminum rod with washers super glued to the end, another washer, and two nuts instead of flange bearings (brushings) and two nuts, I'm using 3/8 rod, pololu steppers (#1209), and slightly different conduit clamps.  I'm using a wooden dowel with a half-inch hole, and aluminum and nylon spacers tapped and with a setscrew to act as a motor coupler.  The problem I'm having is that as the motors rotate, even continuously in one direction, the gantry stops and starts moving.  It moves 1/16th of an inch per rotation, as it should, but within each rotation it moves quickly, probably 5/6 of the way within the first 180 degrees, then moves just the remainder in the last 180.  The motors do not stall, miss steps, or change speed, but the gantry does.  There is almost no backlash, and little play.  Any ideas whats wrong?

Question by jduffy54 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Arduino stop the loop?

I have a problem with my code, i basically move a motor with the help of 3 relays, when a sensor does not detect the presence of an object part of a call, everything works perfectly, if it was after having called the function CHIAMATA() the arduino loop() stop unexplains, i certainly made a mistake, but i do not understand which. thanks for your help this is the code.... #include #include #include swRTC rtc; //create a new istance of the lib SoftwareSerial mySerial(3, 2); const int buttonPin = 19; const int sensorPin = 9; const int allarmPin =  13; int buttonState = 0; int sensorState = 0; int relay1 = 8; int relay2 = 7; int relay3 = 6; int var = 0; // initialize the stepper library on pins 8 through 11: void setup() {     rtc.stopRTC(); //stop the RTC     rtc.setTime(12,0,0); //set the time here     rtc.setDate(4,6,2012); //set the date here     rtc.startRTC(); //start the RTC   Serial.begin(19200); //choose the serial speed here   mySerial.begin(19200);   pinMode(allarmPin, OUTPUT); } void loop() { while(mySerial.available()!=0);{}delay(10);     Serial.print(rtc.getHours(), DEC);     Serial.print(":");     Serial.print(rtc.getMinutes(), DEC);     Serial.print(":");    Serial.print(rtc.getSeconds(), DEC);     Serial.println(" "); //stato riserva croccantini sensorState = digitalRead(sensorPin); if (sensorState == HIGH) {     // turn LED on:     digitalWrite(allarmPin, HIGH);     Serial.println("Croccantini esauriti");     Serial.println("Spia allarme ACCESA");     Serial.println("Tramoggia DISABILITATA");     Serial.println("Imposto la chiamata");     while(sensorState == HIGH) {CHIAMATA(); break;}   } else {     // turn LED off:     digitalWrite(allarmPin, LOW);     Serial.println("Croccantini OK");   } if (sensorState == LOW && rtc.getHours()== 12 && rtc.getMinutes()== 00 && rtc.getSeconds()== 5) {startmotor();}   //start manuale carico/scarico   // read the state of the pushbutton value:   buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin);   // check if the pushbutton is pressed.   // if it is, the buttonState is HIGH:     if (buttonState == 1) {       Serial.print("Pulsante alimentazione manuale ATTIVO");                               // turn on:   // singlestartmotor();   }         } void startmotor(){ //numero di cicli di carico da eseguire (5) while(var < 5){ pinMode(relay1, OUTPUT);   pinMode(relay2, OUTPUT);     pinMode(relay3, OUTPUT); digitalWrite(relay3, LOW); //ABILITA TUTTO //AVANTI digitalWrite(relay1, LOW); digitalWrite(relay2, LOW); Serial.print("AVANTI"); delay(1000); // wait 2 seconds digitalWrite(relay3, HIGH);//STOP TUTTO digitalWrite(relay1, HIGH); digitalWrite(relay2, HIGH); delay(1000); //ATTESA PER INVERSIONE MARCIA //INDIETRO digitalWrite(relay3, LOW);//ABILITA TUTTO digitalWrite(relay1, HIGH); digitalWrite(relay2, HIGH); Serial.print("INDIETRO"); delay(1000); // wait 2 seconds   digitalWrite(relay3, HIGH);//STOP TUTTO   delay(5000); // wait 2 seconds   var++; }} void CHIAMATA() { mySerial.println("ATD329xxxxx135;");//dial the number, xxxx ix the phone number. delay(100); Serial.print("Chiamata in corso..."); return loop();}

Question by cris92 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Stopping contest cheaters

I was casting my votes for projects in the Chirstmas Decorations Contest and noticed something strange. The project with the highest votes had a bunch of very brief and highly complimentary comments made by people with the generic avatar. It just looked funny to me. The author wasn't replying to any of the comments. Look at your instructables and i bet there is a sprinkling of generic avatars and also some actual conversations between you and your commenters. So i probed. And i noticed that a bunch of these seemingly generic profiles had been created just prior to the close of another contest. And guess what? They comment on (and i'm willing to bet - vote for) only the instructables of a single user. What are the chances? So i sent an email to TPTB and when the contest results were announced i felt better knowing that they hadn't gamed the system. So i was perusing the entries of the Craftsman contest to start casting votes and started with those with the most votes. And i found another project that had a bunch of generic avatars commenting - and on one case they messed up and replied to one of their fake compliments with a thank you but they used a profile that they complimented the project on instead of the profile that they submitted the project with. What is frustrating is that some of these projects are quite good and should stand on their own merit. The authors just ruin it by artificially creating conversation, inflating the registered user count, and seeming desperate. To prevent from seeming biased or hoping to have my project rank higher i have asked to have my project removed from the contest. (i have no expectation of even an honorable mention my project is so pale in comparison to the many great ones - the project i really wanted to do was impossible because of my Alaskan winter weather) I have a few suggestions... Instructables Staff: Perhaps a rule in the contest prohibiting the creation of multiple profiles for the purpose of voting for or increasing the comments (do they pop to the front page when recently commented on?) or hit count of their project. If you really have multiple personalities then this rule would not apply. (grin) Or maybe a "report this user" feature which browsers could use. Report as: possible duplicate, offensive, violating something or other... Instructables users: Perhaps the masses have a better chance of catching things like this. I don't think this problem will go away unless it is clear that it won't be tolerated. (Or am i just getting too grumpy and it should be tolerated?) We can post suspicious users or projects with comments that appear hokey. I guess the best question to ask right now is should this be dealt with quietly (the staff will ignore votes from the same IP address or use other non-public methods of dealing with it). Or should there be a public flogging? I'd hate to see a really great project with an honorable user bumped out of a prize or even have a lower vote tally than a project that has merits but an author cheating the system to boost their score.

Topic by zieak 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

how to wire a stop light to work with a stereo?

I would liket to work with the beat

Question by scherer169 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

anyone know how to wire a stop light to work with a stereo?

I would like to make it blink with the beat. thanks

Question by scherer169 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

should I sing "stop and stare" and post it to youtube or facebook? Answered

I want to sing this and put it online so I can be recognized "this town is colder now, I think its sick of us its time to make our move..."

Question by nerd7473 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how do I install an e stop button switch in a box?

What parts go where?

Question by richard.rozzi.3 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

I think someone has hidden a tracker on my bike to locate and steal it.

I have a cargo bike that is pretty exspensive. I found a small item under my dogs seat . It was not like purposely concealed but I may not have found this thing for a while .  It looks like a  small kids flashlight . It had a blue rubber cover with a happy face on it .But it is not a flashlight . It is about 2 inches long and 3/4 of an inch wide . When  you remove the cover there is a - a meta-dv1 circuit board - a small blue led which was wrapped in a cover that said 125 degrres c on it - 2 lithum cr2016 batteries  Please help me figure this out . I have a invisible chronic illness that caused my drivers license to be revoked. My bike is my life line to the world . I need to know if some organized group of theives is trying to track me.  Many Many Thanks to anyone who can help    

Question by dapper dad 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Stop with the incomplete knex contests...

Ok. So this is something that has been bugging me for AGGEESSS now. All of these Knex contests, hosted by people who clearly no nothing about knex. (Sorry for being a bit harsh) And also, with a massive lack of presentation, pictures, and/or prizes. I mean, in about the last week, I've seen at least 10 knex competitions and challenges. Well sure, maybe the odd knex competition or whatever, but not loads of comptetitions that are stupid. Sorry to the guy who did this, but I mean, someone made a ball machine contest, no presentation, picture or prize, with 3 random categories. I mean, theres nothing new, nothing challenging, so whats the point? Maybe you thought this whole topic was harsh and mean, but see the other side of it. STOP POSTING STUPID CONTESTS!

Topic by Hiyadudez 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Stop neighbours dog barking - How?

Can someone give me instructions how to build a device for stopping dogs from barking. The sort that has sensors that detect barking and give of an annoying to dogs, innaudible to humans noise, so that the dog will learn that barking triggers an unpleasant sound and hopefully stop. Our neighbours dog is driving us nuts and we dont want to have to complain about them.

Question by Figjam 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How to stop people from annoying you?

There's a lot of people who annoy me. There's these kids at lunch who constantly put stuff in my hair, and there's Alex, who just wont leave me alone. I need a way to keep these guys away from me. PLZ HELP!!

Question by that0therdude 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How do i stop emails from getting to my email from instructables?

I unsuscribed everything from the Email alert settings but i still get emails from instructables

Topic by GrandmasterFred 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Moving the furniture? What kind of excuse is that? I had to go a full 20 minutes without access to the site. I started twitching!

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Whale hunting season, begins again...

Just interested in how "ible" members felt, about Japanese whaler's entering protected zones for the purpose of research.. This is also the first year they will be escorted by an Australia research vessel to gather documentation to use against this process. The fleet has recently set sail for our southern water's with the intention of harvesting humbacks for the first time in decade's. The Australia Anti whaling vessel's, as usual should provide for an interesting event... So what I'd like to know is, since the rest of the world say's NO to whaling why do we not as global power's tell the Japanese to cease... I'm not talking everthing, but atleast during migratory season when they are in sanctuary's and sitting duck's... STOP TALKING ABOUT IT AND STOP WHALING NOW!! Whale can't taste that good, make a synthetic version like fake crab.... fake whale... they need to wake up and deal with it... they are not theirs to take. They are our's, so leave them alone...!!

Topic by Lftndbt 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

1958 Walz Direct F:Stop Meter

I just thought I would share this cool '58 F:Stop meter I bought at a second-hand store for 50 cents. If anyone has information about this, (value maybe...) it would be nice.

Topic by ItsTheHobbs 8 years ago

Quit asking if I have anything coming out.

Lately there have been a few dozen people asking me if I have anything new coming out.  I'm getting sick and tired of this, so let me give you a few reasons as to why I haven't made anything for the past 4 months: - I haven't posted anything new because I respect my viewers.  I am dedicated to making nice and good performing guns, and I try my best to perfect anything I make for as long as I need to.  I don't want to give people crap, I want my viewers to look at QUALITY guns.  I'm tired of seeing these crap guns getting a few thousand views in a short period of time while simultaneously burying good guns down in a pile of garbage.  For example, this lame knex ripoff pistol has 2,000 more views than the DD-27, and the DD-27 came out at least 5 months before this pistol. - I'm busy.  For example, State mandated exams are coming up soon, and our school is working our butts off trying to get us ready for it.  I also have a social life outside instructables.  Long story short, If you want to know when I come out with something new, just subscribe to me. I'll come out with something when I post something. It takes away a bunch of annoyance that adds to the stress I already have. If you think I am arrogant and want me to stop, PLEASE STOP ASKING.

Topic by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Think economically and scientifically to answer this big question

I live in a country call Myanmar in here we have often and long lasting blackouts.Mostly without reason or i don't know the reason....whatever my point is how to light my house or my country without harming the world (enviroment) and without complaining the Government???? FYI: Myanmar is a country in S.E Asia border with Thailand and India PS :In my country blackout is so often that everyone,who can afford, buys own generators,small ones, which uses fossil fuel and HARM OUR WORLD. thanks for reading my question .

Question by harrypoter 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Is there a stop motion app for Mac? Answered

I have been making stop motion for a long time and I have been wondering if there is a stop motion app because my computer has iMovie and it takes me hours to complete a stop motion with no music.(I have an older computer)

Question by dombeef 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Non-stop Train Prototype

A train that doesn't ever stop or slow down? Sounds ridiculous (ly efficient). This design is a pretty interesting take on the concept, though liability issues and real-world feasibility will probably keep this from ever making it past the drawing board.Link

Topic by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Video bombing.

Unless i constrain myself this will sound like one of Gordon Ramsays shows... ;-) Fu blo he. It's fung time to do something about those bloo videos that stu people are carpet bombing Instructables with. ! Please limit the possibility of posting an unlimited amount of instructables/slideshows/videos per 24 hour period. One (1) per 24 hours are quite enough for anyone that are actually doing something good and not just carpet bombing/spamming crappy videos from Metacafe to get some money. As a temporary solution maybe just banning Metacafe-videos would help remove those obnoxious spammers. Or can you also get payed by videos on Youtube/Google? Talking in friendly manner to these guys doesn't really help. It only fixes (possibly) the problem with one guy, but there will just come more and more of them all the time. (The image of Gordon is stolen from - sorry about that...)

Topic by matseng 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Stop motion camera crane

Ok. I need to create a camera crane. It dosn't have to be very big since I'm using it for stop motion. Just a simple pan and tilt crane with a counterweight to off-set the camera. Now, I can make a regular one very simply using a video crane method that you can find on this site. However, this crane must do 2 things. 1. It must be able to move at incredibly small increments. Only fractions of an inch at a time. 2. The crane must be able to hold it's position in a very sturdy manner. It cannot move even in the slightest because stop-motion requires that the camera does not move at all while individual pictures are being taken. For the life of me, I can't figure it out. Traditionally, a "step motor" is used to create the individual movements for things like this. But they are incredibly expensive. I've had more luck with gears and servos, however I want to figure out the logistics before I just go buy gears individually on a website that may or may not work. Your help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Topic by Kooberz 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Game Stop pays you "?????" for games

Hello! I was wondering, how much does game stop pay you for a game? Thanks! (I'm too lazy to go to game stop)

Topic by Sandisk1duo 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

World's smallest stop-motion animation.

Professor Fletcher's invention of the CellScope, which is a Nokia device with a microscope attachment, was the inspiration for a teeny-tiny film created by Sumo Science at Aardman. It stars a 9mm girl called Dot as she struggles through a microscopic world. All the minuscule detail was shot using CellScope technology and a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. More cool stuff - the film's heroine, is printed.  Too small to be positioned by hand for each frame, multiple versions of Dot were created in different poses with a 3D printer (so, presumably, files exist for you to print out your own authentic film starlet?) See more projects and how the 'Dot' film was made at Nokia or Facebook. Yet another video that won't embed

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to stop my neighbor's dog from barking?

My neighbor has a small Pomeranian dog that barks every time someone walks by it. What is a harmless, effective way that I could get it to stop? Remerber, it's not my dog, it's my NEIGHBORS so I can't hurt it in any way. Thanks!

Question by Chikpea 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Stop Google Reader feeds

How do I stop the feeds to my Google reader, please????

Topic by RubyInGA 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

second cylinder stopped compressing

I have a Ford Mustang 2005 second cylinder stopped compressing how much it will cost

Question by NaviS3 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Stop Motion Pro + Transformers

Here's a short video I made to test the difference between two different stop motion techniques and software.You can download the special trial version of Stop Motion Pro here. Here's another vid that I just made.

Topic by Mepain 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Stop sign clean up? Answered

What is the best solvent for removing spray paint from stop signs?  Would mineral spirits or acetone work? Would a quick coat of car wax help prevent future spray from sticking?

Question by mole1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Stop-Motion K'nex Movies?

What if we brought K'nex into the world of video as short stop-motion movies? Instead of movies of K'nex guns, we could make K'nex actions or comedies.

Topic by Whaleman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How to stop email newsletter?

Is there a way to stop getting the Instructables email newsletter?  I de-selected all the options in the email setting under my profile but I still get emails.

Topic by dfvx990mq321pl 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

stop pigeons feeding with doves

Is it possible to feed doves in the backyard and to exclude pigeons from the feeder ?

Topic by ischneid188 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Help!! "This or that" How to stop notifications...

Ok, made the mistake of posting in the "this or that" topic.. Now i'm getting all the notification... obviously. I can only find and option to turn all notification off. Is there anyway to stop the emails without blocking comment tracker? Thanks

Topic by Lftndbt 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago