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Tank Implosion

Fun with air pressure and a vacuum.via Neatorama

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


tank tracks ?

I want to know how to make  some heavey duty tracks  for an human controled tank. It need to be simple cheap and no weldind.

Question by copper tube    |  last reply


amphibious tank??

We'll ive been building 2 tanks first is a normal rc tank then the second is a better rc tank. i plan to make a third one but i don't want it to be boring,so i decided to make it amphibious.Can anyone suggest me what method to dive and resurface?cause my plan might be to complicated cheers

Topic by Alexander heron the inventor    |  last reply


water tank cleaning

I have a 14000 rainwater tank, and like to find a way go clean the debris from the bottom potentially recycling the disturbed water - so there is minium loss i have a ready supply of compressed air near by.,.,. can any one devise perhaps a venturi device that is easy to build, runs on compressed air and effectively vaccuums the muck from the bottom while recycling the caputred water....

Topic by agatornz    |  last reply


seperate tank electrolysis

If I were to have 2 seperate buckets, one with ground and the other with something like 9 volts nothing would happen because the 2 bodies of water arn't connected. If I were to join the two bodies of water using a wire would electrolysis take place?

Topic by guyfrom7up    |  last reply


fish tank decoration

In my fish tank, is it ok to put in fired clay pots as decoration and fish hiding places?

Topic by carrierpilot1357  


Air tank testing

I have recently acquired a 25 litre compressor on which the motor was seized so my plan is to replace the motor and pump with a couple of fridge compressors however the tank is more than 10 years old and although I cannot see any damage is their anyway to check it is safe to pressurize to 8 bar? it has 175PSI stamped on it so I assume its designed with that as the maximum working pressure but I want to know if I can get it checked as I don't want to blow myself and my garage apart if it bursts I'm in the UK

Topic by patrickshadow    |  last reply


Need a Gas Tank

Hey guys, this is my first time on the forum section of the instructables! Not a bad place to be, really. So here's the thing. I have this old scooter that I've had for as long as I can remember. It was the very first thing I rode that was powered by a motor and my father bought it for me so I could get ready for my first motorcycle (Which was sadly stolen about a year ago :/). Last year, my dad went back to our hometown to visit family and he brought it back with him, but there was one problem. We have no gas tank for it. I have NO idea where it could have gone or why it wasn't brought back. Oh well though. I have this scooter, the same as Wesley666 does. I'm having trouble finding the gas tank on my own. Notice that there is a gas tank that I took from a weed eater just to try it out. But I'm not sure it would work out very well. I mean, look at the size comparison between the two? I also want to keep original parts on this nostalgic machine. Sorry if the pictures are oriented weird, but these are taken with my phone.You can see from the thread posted above there is a picture that shows a blurry close up to the gas tank and I can't really tell what it says. "Something EBR Motor". Long story short I need to get that gas tank, maybe even the gas line that comes with it, in order to get this thing working again. Does anyone know of the brand name of the scooter so I could get the original parts I need? 

Topic by jkristensen1    |  last reply


water in 2 tanks

Hi, I have coffee machine with small water tank. i want to put large water tank next to it so i would not need to refill it every time. my problem is that the water tank in the machine is not sealed, so if i put more water with a hose from bigger tank it will spill out.. How can i create bigger water tank next to it so the smaller tank will refill automatically? Thanks, 

Topic by gabik    |  last reply


air tank question? Answered

I have a medical regulation oxygen cylinder it is a dark green i am wondering if i can turn it into a compression cylinder by drilling into it would this compromise the tanks integrity please respond. sorry if i left anything out, fidgety2

Question by fidgety2    |  last reply


Air Tank Help

Some friends and I are looking to make some projects, mainly air powered. We have been looking for an air tank to hold the pressure before we discharge it but have been having problems finding the exact part. I have found lots of the air tanks to fill tires and stuff like that but I need something to hold a good amount of pressure and let it out in one big shot and can be charge with a normal car tire air compressor. -I need to know the exact name this items goes by. (Just "air tank" gives me the tanks for tire inflation) -I need to know a webite or store to purchase them at. (Home Depot or Grainger by any chance?)

Topic by Umbro    |  last reply


Small tank higher pressure? or large tank Lower Pressure?

I was think what was better? a Small tank with a higher pressure? or a large tank with a Lower Pressure? Of coarse if you had a small tank you gun would look better. This is how air rifles work... you break the barrel (push it down) and that push a pump in to a small tank at a high PSI, Thats why its hard to break the barrel. I was also thinking that if you had a Higher PSI in the air resivour it would release quicker?!. What do you think?

Topic by oscarthompson  


build-a-tank instructables contest!

Hi all you tankers out there! This contest is for people who love tanks and always dreamed of building their own! the 3 winners will be posted on my page! contest ends July 31st.

Topic by Lukethemonty    |  last reply


A decent How to for a Robot Tank

I can find toy robot tanks but i want to build a robot tank that can withstand being outside and preferably made of all metal, but that part is not mandatory? Can anyone Help please?

Topic by acadena2    |  last reply


Handheld Flamer- No pressure tank?

Alright fellow instructables, here's the lowdown: I'm currently attempting to build a hand-held flamethrower that you only need one hand to use, sort of like a pistol. However, when I was looking at a diagram for a regular Army flamethrower, I realized something: The fuel tanks on the flamethrower werent pressurized, and the fuel was pushed out using a pressurized tank that was fed into the fuel tanks. Now here's my question: Because I'm just trying to make a little hand-held that I DON'T need to shoot 50 feet, can I skip the pressure tanks and just jump to a commercial fuel source, like one of those miniature camper stove fuel tanks? Thanks Outdoors!

Topic by ewitwins  


like war tanks and trucks

List: t-74 jsdf type-74 main battle tank m8 ww2 u.s. m8 howitzer motor carriage jeep ww2 u.s. willys jeep greif ww2 german isdkfz 250/3 halftrack t34 ww2 russian t34/85medium tank sherman ww2 u.s. m4a3 mediun tank M16 WWII U.S. M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage PANTHER WWII German PzKpfw. V Medium Tank TIGER 1 WWII German PzKpfw. VI Heavy Tank P40 WWII U.S. Curtis P40 Warhawk P38 WWII U.S. Lockheed P38 Lightning P51 WWII U.S. North American P51 Mustang F-14 TOMCAT U.S. Navy Grumman F-14 Tomcat P-3 ORIAN U.S. Navy Lockheed P-3 Orion CHURCHILL WWII British Churchill Mk.VII Infantry Tank POST?????

Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak    |  last reply


Custom Fish tank stand

I am creating a custom fish tank stand from 2x4s and sheet wood. I plan to paint it black but I ran into 2 problems when I decided I didn't want the hood that came with the tank. 1) The lighting.     I have a pretty good history with LEDs so creating the lighting will not be too hard, only real issue I run into is sealing the lamp. I plan to use an acrylic sheet with holes drilled for the white and blue LEDs. White for day and a row of blue for moonlight on a 3 way rocker. I just dont want water to penetrate the holes from the ports for the light to damage the components. 2) The filter.    This is where I am at a loss. I plan on making something similar to this: http://tinyurl.com/fishtankdesign But I have no idea how to an external filter rather than one of the regular table top aquarium ones that would not look very pleasing on a nice stand. Any ideas questions comments or concerns please ask.

Topic by yours31f    |  last reply


Regulator for disposable oxygen tanks? Answered

Does anyone know how I can get (or make) one of the regulator / valve things that screws on to a disposable oxygen tank? I would use the regulator from a propane torch but it has to have left hand threads. All the ones on Google shopping and Ebay cost like $40 and I realy don't want to pay that much, I'm thinking more like $10 or $15. I could use a Nitrous Oxide dispenser like the ones used for making whipped cream instead if anyone knows how to get or make one for the same price.

Question by Jaycub    |  last reply


RC wired Tank to Radio? Answered

I have a Aoshima 1/48 scale RC Panther that I want to convert to Radio Control. Right now, it is wired(cable from controller to tank). Is there any way to convert it? And what do I need? Tank here: http://www.aoshima-bk.co.jp/en/product/4905083048658/ Detailed Intructions: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10098877z5/70/5 Info: Circuit board seems to be in controller, not tank Battery also in controller, not tank.

Question by Derpzki    |  last reply


Refrigerant r-22 tank

I have acces to a lot of r-22 tanks already empty.  What can i do with them? Are this things safe for making a grill or to cook inside  of them? Proper recycling is not an option since no one in this country do that. 

Topic by ElmoRoyD  


Hot Water Tank Upgrade?

Hi Girls n Guys, I moved about 6 months ago from a house that had combi boiler to a house that has a hot water tank and standard boiler, Over this period we are using lots of hot water due to kids baths and bits, draining the tank too quickly, so the tank is in a cupboard just off the landing and was told I can get bigger tanks, the current tank is a 1050x450 and I'm looking at a 1500x450, Question is will I need to re-enforce the floor any more than its current state! Thanks Matt

Question by Matth354    |  last reply


how to make a fish tank?

What is the standard size for the fish tank glass that sold in the market. how to cut the glass into pieces. how to glue them up. calculation for the require strenght of glass if posible.

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Tesla coil tank capacitor? Answered

Ignoring resonance what should the average capacitance of a Tesla coil tank capacitor be? In what  appliances can you find large high voltage capacitors, preferably above 10nF? And can you use microwave capacitors in series for a Tesla coil tank capacitor?

Question by The MadScientist    |  last reply


atmega powered autonomous tank

I want to make an atmega powered autonomous tank but i dont know what atmega i need to use i need it to be able to process video give me a video feed from anywhere cost less than $150 and use an rc hovercraft that i have

Topic by taterkiller    |  last reply


KNEX TANK with a mg with no chain.

My tankit has a mg. and uses no chain peaces. the only exotic peace it uses is a orange gear. like a yellow gear it has the pegs sicking out of it but only has half the pegs. it can be made by cutting off half the pegs if you want. not very power full but that is because i am using a clasic motor. the motor has to pull bach the ram so to much rubberbands and the motor can not pull bach the ram. if made with a beter motor it could be stronger.o and the last picture is of all my knex guns :)

Topic by dsman195276    |  last reply


Helium Tank Aluminum Foundry

I was looking through the internet, and was linked to this page. There they used a freon can for the foundry shell, but I thought those small helium tanks would work too. I kinda knew that a dremel wouldn't cut through it, but it is just what I put on there. I used Inkscape and GIMP to make it.Also, does anyone know a good source for fire clay? I've heard that masonry supply stores are a good bet. Another thing - does anyone know a good page on a cheap, simple, charcoal foundry? I made a .gif animation describing my ideas, below. In the animation, I meant to put the part about cutting the hole for the blower in the beginning, too (after I cut the top off).

Topic by John Smith    |  last reply


How to determine the psi in a tank when it joins with a larger tank that's empty?

Ok, so I'm going to try to make this. However I want to make it so I can detach the big pvc reservoir and put on a new one for more than one shot. However, this is probably going to lower the psi when the air moves into the smaller reservoir.  One more question: my plan is to make the air tank just screw onto the gun. Will this still be airtight? Do I need a quick release valve instead of threaded pvc? My plan is to make the larger reservoir but put a ball valve on the end where it connects to the rest of the gun. This is so I can screw it on and turn the valve.

Question by General Eggs  



Know how to make paintball tank?

Does anyone know how to make a paintball war tank?

Question by Flashmaster    |  last reply


Connecting Two Water Storage Tanks

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  


DIY Scuba Tank (breath underwater)

I need some advice. I have a great idea that would be amazing if it worked. I want a small scuba/air tank whatever you want to call it (like a scuba secondary tank or a paintball co2 tank) that i can use to mess around with in a pool. I dont want to be constantly breathing, just enough to take a deep breath, go underwater and hold it for a minute, release air from the tank-take a breath, hold it, take another breath from the tank, hold it, and so on. Just enough to get a few breaths and be under water to last me for 5 or 10 minutes. The only thing is i dont want to have to fill it at a dive shop or from a tank that has to be filled at a dive shop like scuba secondary tanks. i want to rig it to fit a bike pump (which probably will not have enough psi to get the amount of air i want) or my air compressor. So i would like advice and also would i need an air regulator since im not constantly breathing? what could i use as a regulator if i need one at all? 

Topic by wdemarche    |  last reply


Shall i make a robot or a tank?

I have this idea, It could work on a robot or a tank Im edging towards robot as it has been attempted less and im wondering how to make tracks for the tank with 2 cogs

Question by MegaMetal8    |  last reply


How to use an Compressed Air tank?

I am new to compressed air tanks. I need some details about them. (For an air car actually) 1. How to refill a 4500 psi air tank. 2. How do I know the pressure of air comming out . ( Most Important) Can anybody please provide me a schematic drawing on how do I connect the air tank, the pressure gauges (Gauge 1. which shows the pressure and amount of air in the tank and Gauge 2 which shows the pressure of air comming out)  and the compressor with the copper tubes. I read on a site formula for power of an air engine is HP= PLAN / 33000 where P. Mean effective pressure in pounds per square inch. L. Stroke in feet. A. Piston area in square inches. N. Number of power strokes per minute. How do I get value of N for the formula. Thanks for any help.

Question by flyingdutchmen1659    |  last reply



How to make Tank+Drone = Trone

Hi! Can someone please guide me to make a Tank + Drone. I tried youtube but it wasnt much help. The 2 in 1 trone should have the functioning of a tank as well as a drone . On a switch of a button from radio (eg.flyskyi6) a the tank should be able to fly. I have added 2 pics for help.

Question by Barket  


1/24th scale tank treads

I want to know how to make my own 1/24th scale tank treads? at low cost to me.

Question by tdclmh2    |  last reply


how to get rid of insect in tank?

I have this 30 gallons tank which is 1/4 filled with water and some rocks for decoration. It is used to keep 2 turtles. However, my problem started a week later. A couple of flies are in my tank. I tried to clean the tank, but it was no use. The fly keep coming back. As my tank has no cover or hood, please help me find a way to remove those nasty flies. Thanks Sincerely, Shi Rong

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Large High Pressure Storage Tanks? Answered

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


How to repair the bottom of a fish tank?

My 15 gallon tank (24 inches long and 12 inches wide) has a cracked bottom. Does anyone have a fix it idea?

Topic by duckmom59    |  last reply


clear pvc wanted for fish tank

I am thinking of building a fish tank out of clear PVC pipe, and I need clear PVC.  it would need to be at least four inches wide, preferably six to eight inches.  I would need probably about ten feet, the more the merrier . Does anyone have any, or do you know where I can get it cheap (and by cheap, I mean under a hundred dollars)?  thanks!

Topic by elliot5445    |  last reply


I want a special rc tank

Hi, We wanted to design circuit board. The Circuit board size 92mm x 42mm. This circuit board is for small RC Tank with two wheels which has two motors. This tank is for indoor usages. RC tank properties; a) Image transfer operation with 5g wifi and android hand terminal b)take picture recording c)2.4 g remote control (left, right, forward, backward) d)voice comunication single side e)Industrial tablet; android operating system support with remote control visual comminication. sample applications; https://tr.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-iPhone-iOS-WiFi-RC-i-Spy-Tank-w-Live-Video-Camera-Functions/736018599.html https://tr.aliexpress.com/item/2018-end-striyel-bilgisayar-Tablet-PC-Mobil-Bilgisayar-Sa-lam-Su-Ge-irmez-Darbeye-Windows-10/32854862418.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2Csearchweb201602_3_10152_10151_10065_10344_10068_10342_10343_10340_10341_10696_10084_5722520_10083_10618_10307_10059_5722620_5722920_5722720_5722820_100031_10103_10624_10623_10622_10621_10620-normal#cfs,searchweb201603_1,ppcSwitch_5&algo_expid=6f402017-0dcb-44ff-aa1b-8ba773277605-6&algo_pvid=6f402017-0dcb-44ff-aa1b-8ba773277605&priceBeautifyAB=0 https://tr.aliexpress.com/item/China-brand-IP67-Original-induction-Rugged-Android-tablet-PCs-phones-8-8-inch-GNSS-Surveying-GPS/32641617522.html?scm=1007.13339.90158.0&scm_id=1007.13339.90158.0&scm-url=1007.13339.90158.0&pvid=880689b3-adb4-4dab-a184-0d3e3a0bcb30&_t=pvid%3A880689b3-adb4-4dab-a184-0d3e3a0bcb30%2Cscm-url%3A1007.13339.90158.0

Topic by Alpaslankilickaya    |  last reply


UV De-chlorination for a fish tank? Answered

I did some research and saw other instructables that showed how to possibly create a UV sterilization. I read that UV light in the 230 and 360 range can break down Chlorine and Chloramines. I was curious if someone could share how to create a UV de-chlorinating chamber (2-5 gallons) with the use of UV LEDs. For safety purposes I was thinking of a plastic 5 gal bin, where placing the top on the bin completes the circuit to expose the water to the UV light in a safe manner. how many would be needed? how long would water need to be exposed?

Question by jc.021286    |  last reply


is it possible? Breathing underwater without a tank...

Hi all, Could it be possible to make a device that lets you breath underwater like the fishes do? Think about something in the lines of a wearable filter off some sort that scrubs Oxigen from water molecules... So, if that would be possible, how would one make such a device??? Just wondering.

Topic by AriedeB    |  last reply


I need to seal pinhole in a petrol tank without welding?

I have a leaking petrol tank (pinhole size) Can it be fixed without welding?

Question by just21    |  last reply





Russian DIY Car-to-Tank Conversion Kit

Use this handy dandy conversion kit and you can add some tank treads to your car! Holy smokes, this is gonna be the best thing ever for dominating the highway. The mileage will take a little bit of a hit, or a lot, but it must be worth it, right? Link

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


Instructable wanted "How to build a Fish Tank"

I have been browsing through all the fish tank instructables and I thought that they were rather rubbish to be honest.... I want an instructable to build a decent tank in a rectangle shape with the dimensions of Height: 12" Length: 20" Depth:14" (Dimensions do not have to be followed but appreciated if they are and dimensions do not include lid space) If there is also any specific thicknesses needed for the tank to hold the capicity of water this would greatly appreciated if stated. I would also like the person who choses this project to use links to websites for the materials/tools (preferably English GBP currency) Any links to what types of fish are work well together would also be a bonus. Thanks in advance to anyone who will write the instructrable for this.

Topic by wazzup333    |  last reply


Advice to build a tank to film dunking a basketball!

Hello!Here’s my challenge! I need your help. Could you recommend a build for this project?I’m looking to build a solution so I can film myself dunking a basketball. I would like the shot to follow me as I approach the hoop from about 10-15 feet away. My idea is a tank with a mounted GoPro onto it, possibly on a tabletop tripod as well.My budget is $50-100. The tank would need to move simultaneously with me as I approach the hoop. I thought perhaps a line tracking sensor could work, I could lay a piece of contrast tape on the solid colored basketball court. Or if I can program a movement with proper timing. Whichever is easier.I chose a tank versus car so that it would reduce vibration and steadier shot. Also a tank is sturdier so in case the ball flies over and hits the tank and camera.I don’t have any programming or robotics experience, but I’m a quick learner. I’d rather not tinker too much, and just want to have a working solution so I can focus on dunking!thanks for your help!Bhere’s a possibly chassis: OTTFF Robot Tank Chassis Track Compatible with Arduino Tank Aluminum Alloy Chassis Raspberry DIY STEM - Speed of 20m / min Maximum Load 2kg https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C2Q63XG/ref=cm_sw_r_...

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