Can some one make a knex storage 'ible??
Topic by darth acexxacer | last reply
I am trying to improve a run-down library where the shelves are almost on the point of falling apart and there are store rooms but no storage shelves or anything really. The library is run down and had hardly much spent on it in the last 20 years. The library is in eastern europe and since the fall of the the communist era and the rise of modern democracy the library has stood still. (Bit of a time warp!) I am able to make most things in wood and have tools and power tools, bench saw and drill etc. There is also reasonable supplies of timber. (But not that you would find in western europe, think basic..) So the your challenge Instructables is! ideas and suggestions that I could use to replace the old shelves and sort out the storage. Think simple or at least simplistic and give it a go. Regards
Topic by Billrose | last reply
I'm sure me and Skunkbait aren't the only ones who have kept car or motorcycle parts in odd places.I hear my dad kept a motocycle in his living room for years, because the place didn't have a secure garage. For a little while, if you wanted to sit while watching TV, you had to sit on the bike or the floor, because there was no other furniture. Plus, it's just priceless to be able to ride out your front door.I know some folks who keep spare electical bits like turn signals and partial wiring harnesses laying around the house. Hanging on doorknobs. Apparently, bachelors, those aren't just for hanging underwear anymore.There have been a few times that the chainsaw and lawnmower had to live in the house so a visiting motorcycle could live in our shed.Generally, whenever I get a new part or tool home, it has to spend some time just sitting around while I try to figure out what the best way is to use it. Or just figure out why it looked like a good idea to buy another timing light.I've been known to hang particularly sexy motorcycle parts on the wall. I spent a lot of time trying to get a 10-120 speedometer from a Volvo to work as a clock one time. That didn't work, but it did make a good paperweight.Where have you kept parts, and why?
Topic by Rishnai | last reply
Hi When I redid my basement a couple of years ago, I thought I was being a hero and built a huge storage closet. However, as my daughter as reminded me nearly everyday, I screwed up. The shelves are 24" deep and stuff seems to get swallowed up into the back never to be seen again. What I would like to do is this - any help? I would like to install 3 32" "box store" bookshelves (15" deep) against the back wall of the closet. Then, install another 2 of those bookshelves in front of the back ones on some sort of sliding rail(s) on the floor. What I am trying to accomplish is that when someone needs to get to one of the back bookshelves, they would slide one of the front ones over to reveal the back thereby allowing easy access to all "missing" stuff. Hope I made sense. Thanks
Topic by HillelS1
Hello! I'm new to the forums, but I've read many instructables. I'm looking to create a solar-charging messenger bag. I decided on a powerfilm flexible solar cell that is 7.2v 200mA. Amazon has them for slightly above $50. I originally wanted to use a xtreme mac Incharge portable to store the power,(PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG) but I think that may take too much to convert it from 120v in to 7.2v in. The benefit of this item is that it has two 1w usb output charging terminals. That means faster charging. The second idea is to send the solar energy to four AA Energizer rechargeable (1.2v 2500mAh) NiMH batteries. The benefit of using AA batteries is they can be used for other things and that they can be easily replaced after running through charging cycles(I don't know the life cycle of rechargeable batteries anymore). Any assistance offered would be greatly appreciated. I have the bag, will be ordering the solar cell later this week, found the incharge portable at a thrift store, and always have plenty of batteries and wires. Thanks!
Topic by chokingjaik
I have a Nikon D200 Digital SLR that uses a CompactFlash (Type I/II) MicroDrive and when I'm in the field I take lots of high resolution images that takes a long time to download through the USB port of a laptop. I would like to be able to just carry a self-contained portable hard drive (i.e. 2.5" hard drive in an enclosure) with it's own battery source and just be able to insert the MicroDrive to a card reader connected to the enclosure and download all the images of the MicroDrive without the use of a laptop. A commercial version already exist but they are very pricey like the Epson P-2000. Basically I want the same functionality of the Epson P-2000 but I want the option to use whatever size drive I choose. How much battery would I need to power a hard drive? Would I have to use some sort of circuitry to transfer the images from the MicroDrive to the hard drive with a push of a button? Does anybody already have any instructions on how to build this?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Topic by DickDastardly71 | last reply
If you're ever worried about being late or not being able to see the time from anywhere in your apartment, this combination storage unit and clock should help. Each number in the clock envelops two storage cubes that are big enough to hold a dozen CDs or any other soon-to-be-extinct media. Linkvia bbgadgets
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I have an iPod Touch(4th gen, 8GB) and I've noticed a few discrepancies in the storage. When I add up the space taken up by my 'stuff'(apps, music, etc) I get about 1.6 GB, but the thing on the iPod say I've taken up 3.4 GB. Is this normal, and if not, what can I do about it?
Question by black hole | last reply
Hey everyone, i'm moving into a new room in a shared house and i'm downsizing massively from my last flat so I have lots of stuff and no storage. i came up with an idea of having a bunkbed type frame to go over the single bed in the room but the top would be free for storage rather than a mattress. (I can't drill into any walls) does anyone have any suggestions or ideas how I could do this safely and on the cheap? I can get plenty of lumber and wood pallets for free but need help with the build ideas and instruction. thanks everyone CK
Topic by chrisk203 | last reply
I have an Archos AV700TV that I use as a backup for my digital photos as well as a photo album. Unfortunately, its 40GB memory is full. Any recommendations for a replacement device? What I need is 100GB+, reasonably pocket-sized (the Archos is about 4.5 inches wide in its case), USB connectivity, rechargeable battery, and a screen (it doesn't have to be an Archos, but I'd prefer a known brand). The ability to play videos is a plus, but not a must. It doesn't have to be new tech or the latest model. UPSHOT: I bought an Archos 7, 250Gig. Yummy.
Question by Kiteman | last reply
I was digging in my closet and found one of these. Basically it is a lightweight sort of flimsy plastic lap desk with two bins on either side and a track setup on top that fits Lego Plates. The plates slide into the middle to build, and slide shut over the bins for transportation. It can be carried like a suitcase. The user's legs sit in between the two bins and that hold the desk steady for building. This is definitely sized for a little kid, not a 6 foot four guy like myself. Lego made these back in the late 90's, no idea if they still do. You can find them online for exorbitant sums of money, $30-$60 US. A great design, and I am inspired to make some kind of work table. Seeing that these things are apparently collectible, I am going to sell this, then build a larger more durable adult version for all kinds of work with the money from selling this one. Sharing this here because I find this to be a nice and simple design that everyone can learn from. Any ideas? Lets hear them! I am envisioning some kind of clone of this made of medium-weight plywood or other material, with the leg space in between the bins used to hold another storage box that can be easily popped out. I really don't have the tools to do this project very cleanly, but hopefully soon I will make an initial model. For those lucky people out there with CNC machines, this is your chance to cut out something awesome. Take the idea and run with it.
Topic by ilpug | last reply
I am looking to see if anyone has or has built one of the "Living Cube" bed/storage spaces. I am considering building one but this is a big project for me and I am limited with skill. If anyone has any tips or advice it would be greatly appreciated.
Topic by ricardo.r.rosas | last reply
Here's a thing I want, but have no idea how to build: THE INDEPENDENT KEYBOARD It doesn't care about computers! It save to itself! It's portable! There must be some way to build a keyboard that, once you turn it on, saves whatever inputs are typed to a plain text file on a thumb drive or SD card. Ideally, there'd be an on-off switch. When it's on, it's "recording" all inputs. Then you simply pull out the storage unit, plug that into a computer, and have your raw text. Any thoughts on how to pursue creating something like this?
Topic by TolkienCartographer | last reply
I want to store hydrogen gas(not browns gas) in some kind of pressure container. Since the propane tank is not a good idea from your forum, I was thinking about using a truck tire that could be pressurized to 120 psi. What are the hazards in this process. I would suck out the air from the tube tire with a vacuum pump and then generate hydrogen gas, compress it into the tire. Will it work or will it become unstable and blow up?.
Question by o tvedt | last reply
Hi all, I have planned a large amount backup on my laptop for which I am going to have prepare a number of DVDs So I want to make a card board box for storing all the backup DVDs in a box. I want to make a simple cardboard box which should be good enough to store a number of cds. If any can give me fine instructions to make one it'll appreciated. Thanks in advance, Sudhir.
Topic by bsudhir6 | last reply
I am looking into a green power system but, I would need 4500 psi hydrogen tanks. They are way to small to be practical, even the large 144 c.f. ones (biggest I could find). Is there anything special about hydrogen storage tanks, or will any 4500 psi tank work, and does anyone know were to get big ones, like huge. If not, any ideas on how to fab one. I know a guy who is high pressure certified so he could weld it, but what thickness of metal is needed for say a 12" diameter tank about 10-15' foot long. (yea, that big)
Question by jj.inc | last reply
There was a similar post to this one a couple of years back, the difference being that both my tanks are filled from separate branches of the same supply using a ball valve in each tank to stop them filling. I then have an outlet from both tanks connected together that then goes off to a pump. One tank is 5000 litres and the other is 3000 litres, currently the larger of the two is redundant and its outlet valve is off, but come the summer i will need to introduce the second tank. I am located in southern Spain and in the summer they turn off the water supply to save water hence the tanks. My question is as the tanks are of a different size, if i were to fit the smaller tanks outlet with a non return valve so that the larger tank can not fill the smaller one via the outlet pipe, would this work i.e. would the joint outlet pipe still feed the pump correctly or would it have more or less pressure. I appreciate that i could balance the two tanks, but i would much rather be able to use all the volume i can. Many thanks.
Topic by Prospidnick
If a retail store's 5-, 6-, 7-gallon plastic buckets are made from HDPE (high density polyethylene), will they be safe for storing flour, sugar, honey, etc., and for growing vegetables such as tomatoes? Or, would buckets made from other kinds of plastics such as PET, PETE, or PP be safer for food storage? While shopping on the Internet, manufacturers' literature's for HDPE buckets say the items "meets FDA requirements." What exactly are the FDA's requirements with regards to HDPE-made buckets? I have asked a manufacturer, and searched the FDA's Web site http://www.fda.gov/default.htm for an explanation without success.
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Hey diyers, I am looking for info. I recently picked up a mini Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo. I got it for retro gaming. I was wondering if it were possible to add USB storage inside the keyboard and transmit the data via Bluetooth. Thinking I could use it to store save files so I have them no matter what PC I play on
Topic by turnafraze | last reply
I've got a psp. it's really great, but it's dying slowly. I'm planning on buying a broken one and transferring the necessary parts over to the broken one. but I would like to also transfer the internal flash memory so that I don't have to hassle with making a pandora's battery and mms all over again. it also has a little modification for the camera that I don't want to lose. so if anyone could tell me where (motherboard, etc.) inside the psp it is, that would be awesome. thanks!
Question by codongolev | last reply
I live on a small farm and was thinking of using gray water towater my lawn and field. I have 5 kids in the house and we wash a tremendous amount fo laundry. My thought s were to install a large tank behind the house in the edge of the field and piping my gray water and rain water from the house into the tank and use for irrigation. My concerns are 1. i have heard that if you allow gray water to stand for as little as 24 hours it will go septic which is bad. What of you placed some type of small pump to circulate the water say three rounds minimum every eight hours or so . Could this stop things form going septic 2.the goal is that if it is raining today i need to store the water at least a few days without itgoing septic to benefit me. Any ideas anyone?
Question by andy1917 | last reply
So there I was, thinking that I had heard/read somewhere that it was possible to hook up many regular hard drives (IDE, EIDE) together to make up one logical partition that was dynamically expandable. I might be off my rocker, but I think I heard of it somewhere. An example is.. your company is upgrading it's computers, and intends to throw away old hard drives (i.e. 4GB, 20GB hard drives...) If you got your hands on them, you could hook them all together and make an expandable external storage. This would mean that if you have 3 20GB hard drives, you'd have a logical 60GB partition. Your buddy wants to throw away his old 10GB hard drive.. so you get that one and add it. Now you've got a 70GB hard drive. Has anybody ever heard of this idea before? No idea how to make it work, but I think in theory it would be neat.
Topic by The Dark Ninja | last reply
I have an idea for a wind powered outside LED light for the family's cabin. It would be on a pole and illuminate the pathway, just like a street light would do. So I wanted to have a battery in a box with my wind turbine charging the battery through the day and night. The problem is, it gets really cold sometimes like -36F / -38C and that would kill the battery. So, I also wanted to include some really small, simple heater inside the box. I'm having problems finding anything on what would be the best way to go about this. Wikipedia says heaters are made by resisting current. Are there special types of resisters you add to your DC current to create heat? Thoughts, suggestions, feedback are all welcome. Thanks.
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Question by off2oz2 | last reply
The following is a hypothetical (for now...): What Is The Long-Term Viability of Solid-State Storage? So, what does that mean? Well, I am asking about the viability and chances of data or hardware corruption of solid state storage if left in a relatively clean environment for...say...100 years, would it last? More specifically, if it were a boot drive, would it still boot? I am sure some of you will have viable alternatives to solid-state for this purpose I have not considered, which is why I am asking publically. I am trying to ensure the safety of important data over long-term (100+ years) storage and usage. Are there any recommendations/issues or alternatives any of you can think of which would decrease the chances of data loss over such a time?
Question by KyleBriggs | last reply
I would like to ask a couple of questions about joining two external water storage tanks. The tanks have a capacity of 1,500 litres each and my plan is to connect the two tanks with one inch pvc piping. The domestic water inlet is low pressure (and that's being kind!) but tank A is usually full. My question is will there be enough pressure in tank A to feed water through the one inch pvc piping and into tank B without using a pump? If you consider the water pressure to be high enough to transfer water from one tank to the next, how many tanks could be connected in this way (I am thinking of four tanks)? The outlet from the water pump feeds 9 washing machines in a small launderette. Sorry about the awful drawing. Thanks for any advice in advance.
Topic by apex2000 | last reply
I am using my room as a workshop as a very electronics still has some problems, but brings the room to be small. You know, at the same time the electronics archivist, a lot of people on the way :) hurdacÄ±dÄ±r sees things would take a kick would be valuable for us in the future Benimde he saved up a lot of useful material use, have the device. I made an arrangement for sÄ±Äabilmek pretty even threw a sofa bed in the room for years, sleeping in bed in the lounge :) I'm doing this way, but if you have components at one component is not regularly work more and confused, lost a lot of time searching for materials. I recently cleaned out my drawers almost all of the material that I had to actually put the order to buy the materials I got in my hand, look for a material with the lost time, etc. .. read labeling is very important especially in the business of editing, eye-catching symbols to be used for this circuit elements when you get out of the printer at one color was very stylish :) I'm looking for easy to find ingredients. Symbols, color labels photoshop etc. can be used as graphics programs. I already used the circuit diagram is easy to use drawing program for the SPLA program for the symbols that have already. If you want to find your way around this type of material karmaÅaÅasÄ± not want to live, use a labeling system or writing paper, according to the material used for the label color to color did not use the for example, the resistance to black text on yellow paper for a variety of open, transistors, such as the black text on light blue paper .. In the meantime, much of the same type of material containers for the blank CD in the drawer it just works great stuff evaluates them also very expensive .. I am using this as storage boxes usually take a little time pulling pushing continue to work .. The SPLAN schema label files created using the drawing program and added a short video on how to use the program ". Spl7" SPLAN 7 program and edit files with the extension or "http://www.abacom-online.de/updates/ sPlan70_Viewer.exe "program, you can open and print output
Question by axakman | last reply
I want to increase the heat storage capacity of the existing car heater so that I can run the heater (just the fan and a liquid pump) while the engine is off and so I can have a warm car as soon as I start on a cold day. The current heat storage is the coolant circulating in the engine. I want to increase the capacity of that. Instead of simply attaching a liquid reservoir to the heater circuit (to increase the coolant volume), I was considering using a picnic cooler (insulated) box with a coper tube coiled in it. The box would be filled with oil and paraffin. Paraffin melts ≈ 40° C and I can take advantage of the latent heat of fusion when the paraffin changes phase. The oil is a medium to suspend the paraffin. I need a recommendation of an electric 12 volt pump to circulate the fluid. I request any other thoughts or criticisms.
Topic by nehmo | last reply
Hi, I have seen a pop up solar light and have the idea of building a secret storage box in ground but when needed the box should be able to lift up and then have access to its contents. Here are the links of the popup light and as well as the Intel capsule from where I could get the idea. popup light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW2Vij1Yg0g Intel capsule: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBfeZHaJFhs What I want to know more about is the mechanics about how to lower and up the box. Also is a picture that I drew to give you and idea of what I want to achieve. Thanks
Question by Chamburn | last reply
I need a box for storing the gas can and other flammables in your garage or shop?
Question by Steveobe | last reply
So im thinking of making a Mintyboost for my ipod/android phone however I'd like to make it into more of a Megaboost. I wanna build it inside of an old Army ammo case and add multiple usb ports, with a much larger capacity battery(s) So my question is can i add the extra batteries in parallel and have them still recharge and operate the same way? Same scenario with the other usb ports?
Question by Douglerful | last reply
I don't know what to do with them =/i
Question by andieXcandie | last reply
I am interested in constructing a propane powered freezer to store food. The units currently for sale and way to expensive. I recall quite a while ago that some supplier of off grid equipment sold the components to such a unit but I can no longer find them. If someone has built such a freezer I would be interested in knowing how they did it.
Topic by holtconco | last reply
What is the most practical and cost efficient way to make a 10m3 gas bag for the storage of hydrogen? I am planning to store pure Hydrogen (made from water electrolysis) in an outdoor area, a bit like the way biodigestor gas is stored in low cost, small scale installations. My concern is the high effusing nature of the gas through membrane material. My first thought was to use reinforced PVC like that used for truck tarpaulins but I can't find any info on effusing rates verses other materials. Ideally the gas would be able to remain in the bag for a maximum 2-3 weeks until needed. This is an experiment on the practical applications of locally produced hydrogen, so I hope to be able to follow up any advice by constructing the gas bag and reporting back with the project progress. Any thoughts and advice would be gratefully received! Thanks in advance, Nick
Question by Nick 73 | last reply
What's the best way to convert a huge backyard into additional storage space... I was thinking of tarpaulin but most brands are not made for prolonged sunlight? I can pick up a $200 tarp of 7 x 9 metres to do the job.. just wondering if anyone has better ideas?
Question by Genghoidal | last reply
I could have pictures of the people stealing the game cameras if the pictures were stored separate from the camera. A transmitter could plug into the memory card slot and transmit about 10 feet to a hidden receiver and memory card holder.
Topic by mel8030 | last reply
I would like it to be as Green as possible, with natural lighting via windows and maybe a skylight. The space is 8'x10'x8' and the floor already exists.
Question by thickneckarts | last reply