Im making a pyro system like Everett's 2.2 system i got it built for the most part im having trouble hooking the sparker up to the thumb loop so if u have any ideas please post them
Topic by pyroman 1
It just occurred to me that Instructable ratings are based in part on the necessity to return to the Instructable to review instructions. Instructables that have steps that are intuitive and/or easy to remember may not get any ratings. In other words good ratings equal Instructable complicated enough to require several visits. That leaves number of views. With a nude or two you could probably get a lot of visitors and a very high rating as well. ;-(
Topic by watermelon | last reply
Does anyone know of some other open source operating systems other than Ubuntu and Linux? because I'm getting quite pissed off at windows 2000. EDIT: there is some confusion about what I meant. I meant that Linux is the only OS that I know about. I didn't mean that I had ruled out Linux, I like Linux, I was just wondering about what other OS were out there.
Topic by the_mad_man | last reply
Does a REAL online help system exist on this website? I mean as on any real application program you may be familiar with. Does it exist and if not why not? This site is mature enough that it should have a resource which anybody can go to to answer the question " How should work?" or "Does exist?" Up until now the only semblance to "HELP" I have seen is a forum where we all talk amongst ourselves and maybe somebody may throw in a nugget of real fact or wisdom. But nothing where I can go to get any authoritative information. Why should I have to wait (days/weeks) for a reply from the general hoipaloi instead of getting a (relatively) immediate answer to a simple question? In fact I have been a member for 14 months now and just today is the first mention of the word "staff" have I found. Staff?? No one in the forum is identified as "staff"! It seems as though no one is running the place. WTF? Why no real HELP!
Topic by BasinStreetDesign | last reply
I'd just like to say two things in relation to the new 'view ratings' feature: Firstly, while you can now see who rated your project low, this doesn't mean said person hates you. They probably don't even remember doing it. Sure, mention it to them (I myself have sent a few choice PMs), but don't dwell on it. You have probably done it at some point, and would probably rather forget about it. See this as a chance to correct your mistakes and give older projects a fair rating if you want. Having said this, I would hate to see people bullied into giving 5* ratings to everything for fear that they may get picked up on the odd 3.5* etc. As long as you express your honest opinion. But seriously, ratings on this site are typically ridiculously skewed anyway, so I wouldn't get too hung up over it. Most people don't care about ratings at all.
Topic by knexguy | last reply
Never mind---just read this if you're bored or something......Canida explained it for me What happened Instructables?! All of a sudden half of the instuctables on this site are boosted up a whole number! My best instructable used to be 4.08 which was very good but now all of a sudden its 5 exactly. I feel the new rating system is too easy and it is making it so every instructable has ratings which are way too high. I cant even sort by rating anymore because there's at least 1,000 instructables that are 5 stars and it doesnt show me the true best instructable of that category! Please fix!
Topic by Electroinnovation | last reply
Hai sir.i am a electronics and communication engineering student. i want to buiid embedded systems but dont know from where to start.i am thinking to start from reverse engineering of basic embedded systems like calculator,old mobile phones but i dont have knowledge on how to access the hardware,display etc.so please guide me how to know about basics and where to start from.
Topic by shankar gowd | last reply
Hello every one recently i found a 12v 9000mah battery in my stuff and decided to make sth with it and found out that a UPS system can be good. I want to make a system that can give me power for a short time while I am outdoors so the low amper wont be a problem but I want to make the system with lower cost and better quality so I found out that I had to choose an inverter(12 to 220) which I think a 100w one would work. But my problem is choosing the inverter these are my choices based on my research:An inverter starter kit---------the cheapestAn inverter module(ones without box and fan which are small too)Inverters that are used in cars(ones with a box and fan)----------the most expensive
Question by Electronic guy | last reply
I've been looking into setting up some greywater systems in my house to save money and water, my problem is that I also plan to make my own laundry soap using a combination of Fels Naptha soap, washing soda, and borax. what would I need to do to this water to be able to use it on plants? My yard is slowly becoming entirely garden that is usable for food, herbs, or other usable plants and I don't want to poison my foods or animal foods. Anyone that can help direct me to information on this would be greatly appreciated.
Topic by Marcaine Art | last reply
I want to get a new system, and I'm not sure if I should get an Xbox360 or a PS3. 360 has a whole bunch of awesome games, and PS3 has free online gaming. I'm not sure which one to choose. Which one is better? PLEASE DON'T JUST POST SAYING THINGS LIKE "Oh ps3 suks" or "I have a 360"
Topic by Farewell88s | last reply
Ok, so 2 days ago, I was looking for the highest rated Instructable, and it was the 'Useless Machine', with around 4.8 stars. Today, iIooked at the highest rated Instructable, and all of a sudden, there are arounsd 10 instructables with exactly 5*, with few ratings (around 35). The same happened in the Knex section, the 2 highest rated things are exactly 5*, even though I know peoople who rated them 4.5* (me being one of them), the 'Striker' has around 25 ratings- how is this possible? Is this legitimate, or is it a bug? or a hack? I don't know but I want answers!
Topic by TheFoofinator | last reply
Whenever I start my netbook after my Windows 7 Starter stopped working, two other options appear on my BIOS screen beside Ubuntu which are: Upgrade to Vista Upgrade to Windows 7 Can you tell me what would happen if I click on those 2 options? I don't trust Windows anymore after what happened. Thank you.
Topic by pochsp | last reply
Restore points are always created by myself and the computer. Not once has restore worked on this xp home system
Hello guys, I need some help building a circuit. I'm new to electronics, so go easy with me. Is there a way to build and laser alarm circuit but instead of the alarm going on just when the beam is broken the alarm stays on until I turn it off? Circuits like Kipkay's only go off when the beam is broken. How can I make the alarm stay on once the beam is broken? Thanks
Topic by HavocRC | last reply
Hi everybody, Not long ago I had an idea about a messaging system based on a simple client-server architecture. Nothing new so far, but my idea was to optimize any exchanged message or sentence for a 4x20 LCD display, so that an arduino client could be easily coded. In fact, I liked the idea so much, that I already wrote a server prototype, as well as the arduino client. I gave this project the name "C0ldWater". The client is based on an arduino board, which uses an ethernet shield for internet connectivity, a 4x20 lines LCD display as an output device and a ps/2 keyboard for user input. I also bought a VPS, on which I run the server and a blog. You can reach it at www.c0ldwater.com and you will find all information and instructions to build such a device, as well as all code to be downloaded. So why am I posting here? Easy question, so here's my easy answer: because I already went through a first sort of alpha testing on my own, but I still need some help from anyone who's interested in this project, to get some feedback about his/her personal user experience in order to understand what sort of modifications I eventually need to implement. Nothing difficult or boring, just connect to the service and use it as a normal user: register, read, send, forward, delete or list messages and so on. I'd like to receive any suggestion, criticism or just your first impressions about the project. For those interested, but without the required hardware, I also wrote a simple linux client that can be downloaded from my site. It just creates two threads, one for receiving and one for sending data. Anyway, if you're still stacked with the win OS, you can download "netcat" and use that to connect to c0ldwater: "nc c0ldwater 8889" or "nc 188.8.131.52 8889". Thanks in advance to all of you! Cheers
Topic by c0ldwater
Hiya! I'm Michael and I always have crazy ideas. This time I want to enter inside a MP4 player memory and modify it's boring menu into a cool thing where you have a white background and you have a cursor that you can move with arrows. Is that possible to edit its memory that way?
Question by netbus | last reply
I have a 1929 model t that is curently a 6v system with no starter or generator. I would like to use a starter generator off of a modern galf car. Is there any way i can step the voltege down befor the battery or would it just be easyer to add a converter in to run the original lights and ignition system? Any help would be awsome!!!
Question by theoldway | last reply
Hello everyone, I am currently a volunteer at an NGO and I have seen that they use different systems for their daily routine and that they have much trouble with their existing system. So they are now moving into an office space instead of having two differents units in two different houses where the staffs can work more efficiently. I proposed to help them with their existing system to solve some of the issues that I am aware of. However now they want to have an overview of how to fix the whole system which is Hardware, Software, Infrastructure, ISO rating (future update, People etc.... Could you please help me on how to proceed so that I can propose a solution for them. Thanks
Question by Chamburn | last reply
I will post all my updates on builing a full microhydro system here.I am NOT posting on my previous thread: https://www.instructables.com/community/Help-Hydro-power/For more info, you may post here, But check the old thread first, because there is a lot of background information there.Kabir
Topic by mhkabir | last reply
Hello i have create an music system on my mc. It's build up with 4, 6x9 3 way speakers and a car amplifier (250w) and all that is connected to a ordinary carstereo. I got an 12 volt battery with maybe 50-70 amphere hours to get enought power to the system. Now to the question i want to connect some leds to my system to light to the music i playing! But i need some help to know how to do it. I can load up pictures and movies on my project later but for now on i need the help, so please write in comment how to connect!
Topic by iwanttoolearn | last reply
Automated pan/tilt surveillance system. Camera will be mounted under/inside a clear dome. Want to add Infra-Red spotlight. If light is mounted inside the dome with the camera, I'll have reflections from the inside surface of the dome causing a problem for the camera. Can't find a "non-reflective" spray coating but even if I do, it will affect the camera view (fuzzy picture) Anybody have any ideas ?
Question by retiredlawman | last reply
Could somebody possibly do, or make an instructable on how to make a portable Sega system, kinda like the one in the following link?: https://www.instructables.com/id/NES-in-a-Cartridge/ If it could be made to play the original games, and be hooked up to the TV, and be run on an outlet too, that'd be cool. I'd do it, but I really am not good at doing things with electronics. But if someone can do something like that, that'd be sweet!
Topic by kenizl86 | last reply
After being on instructables I have notice that the rating system is a five out of five system without a way of getting any indication to why the vote count is high or low, On sites like deviant art if you want to rate a drawing the artist has to turn on critiques in which you have to give a 100 word paragraph with a rating on why it's bad or good, so on a site that glorifies Tom F**KING Preston we should have a better system for ratings. Having a requirement to write well thought out critique or reason why the voted low on something will not only discourage those who go around down voting everything because there jealous or because they want to make there chances of winning a contest higher is silly, it will also help to improve the quality of the instructables by getting proper feed back on what to fix in the instructable. Have the comment and ratting together with a little fair or not fair button with the comment.
Topic by sircaptaintigerotter | last reply
Hello, I want to make automated hydroponic grown plant system that will sense condition and provide sufficient Mineral Nutrients for growing hydroponic plant. we place the seed into water, seed grow into water , growth should start after 2 or 3 weeks.we don’t feed fertilizer until the first set of true leaves appears When seeding develop their true leaves and roots. Its time to feeding fertilize.we need to provide right fertilizer for good growth Most common fertilizer is NPK, after two or three weak or after the first set of true leaves appear we need to fertilize plant. Fertilize approx every two weeks Automated system (small and low cost system) Parameter – conductivity Project part list Electrodes probes Micorcontroller Amplifier or filter Resistor A to D converter Ic Volve or relay Automated system that Add more or less fertilizer into water ,that maintain conductivity range Best time to fertilize plant Time- fertilize plant after their active growth ,after two or three weak or after the first set of true leaves apper we need to fertilize plant ADD small value of NPK into water because small plant take less fertilizer After two weeks Add large value of NPK into water because large plant take large fertilizer Provide enough NPK to complete their life cycle we can measure conductivity of whole solution. how to make Automated system that will Add more or less fertilizer into water on basis of conductivity If plant need more or less fertilizer system will adjust itself
Question by vead | last reply
So a lot of changes went up on the site today. A lot of it is covered here by frenzy. One that you might not notice at first is that the commenting system has changed. Instead of comments branching out with replies to replies to replies there is just the parent comment and a line of replies after it that are all indented the same amount. I'm a huge fan of the change since long conversations with multiple commenters got very confusing and very far to the right. This is cleaner for sure. So have you had a chance to see it in action? If so, how do you like it?
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I work on jets for a living and there are many times that we are stuck on the comm system for hours at a time running up operational checks. What I have done is taken a female and male comm jack and spliced in a headphone jack so I can listen to music. It works fine when I am not plugged into the jet, I can hear the music in my head set. But what I want is to plug it in to the comm system and have everyone on comm hear the music. So here are the two problems I have "they should have the same answer" I need the music playing in my headphones not to travel back to the source and I need the music I pipe into the mic end not to turn my mic into a speaker. I have a basic understanding of electronic principle so is all I need 2 diodes? Just looking for some help.
Topic by Makani | last reply
I have ran into a issue with a project that i cannot figure the best solution for. Here is what i am trying to do. Imagine a pvc pipe setup in a ladder configuration. On top of each side of the ladder system an aluminum angle rail runs up and down each side. On top of this rail system is another square pvc piece with ball bearing mounted externally allowing the pvc square to ride up and down the rail. My issue has come from automating the pvc square to move back and forth on the this rail system. I thought of using a dc motor driving it to each end where a switch would be contacted to reverse the motor in the opposite direction. The issue is getting a motor that has enough torque to move the pvc square with about 10lbs on top of it maybe less and to do this a fairly slow motion. I had thought of maybe using a cheap 540 rc car motor, but this is where my ? comes in. How do i drive the square with the motor with out getting overally complicated. Would i be able to adjust the speed of the motor with a potentiometer? If so would i be able to keep the torque or would that reduce too? Finally is there another option that would be simplier to exectue?
Topic by Jamesbb | last reply
My son plays little league baseball and there are quite a few balls "just out of reach" on some private property with a 6' high chain link fence. No barbed wire, but lots of poison ivy. Wondering if you folks could help me McGuyver something to retrieve these baseballs. I got as far as PVC and some sort of grappling hook, but then again, I'm a newbie ;-) Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Topic by Dougmeister | last reply
I was messing about with my knex trying to think of some ideas and then I decided to make a mp7 but the handle is near to the middle of the gun so if you put a normal trigger in the gun it will have a bout an inch when you pull the pin back so I wanted a trigger be hind the mag and I came up with this if people want a video showing how it works just post comment and ill have one put up
Topic by knex mad | last reply
Hi all, i am looking to get a better cooler for my cpu as i will be doing some gaming with it. I have a stock dell dimension 2400 with the micro-atx motherboard. I want to buy from bestbuy if possible. and im looking to spend about 50.00 on it. Any ideas? I dont know how to figure out what cooler will fit my board so i need some halp. PLEASE REPLY! THANKZ!
Question by sci4me | last reply
Hi everyone! In Bosnia & Herzegovina every library still uses old way of managment (paper cards etc). It's kinda sad, because everywhere in schools and city libraries should be computer programs that works as a database and book managment, but they are pretty expensive. I was thinking about making simple program for that use and donate it to schools in my country. I know little bit about programming in C#, I am looking for someone to help me with this project.
Topic by AdvanŽ | last reply