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Green Transportation

Getting places is crucial, but it doesn't have to negatively impact the environment. These three ideas--while not really viable given a modest budget--are interesting ways of approaching homemade green transportation. I especially like the third one, Dream Car 123 (pictured below)--but that's probably because I've always wanted to drive around in a car that looks like it's from Sleeper (a sleeper cell, if you will) and the bulletproof glass will ensure that I don't get shot.Link

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Equipment Transport Cases

I have a few military euipment cases to sell. I had to buy a pallet of several in order to get the two I needed. Now I want to sell the extras to recover some of my money. I will be using them to transport X Boxes. You can use yours for whatever you want. I will sell them for $75 SHIPPED (as long as shipping is $25 or less) Only the green boxes are for sale. Not the black one and not the X Box.

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car, transportation, egg

Hi, i have to build a toy car or something like it, powered by rubber bands so its no problem, the thing is that it has to travel 31ft on a straight line, and then stop at 31ft and drop an egg. the egg must survive the fall from the car... Any ideas??? I'd consider using some type of braking mechanism. A string wrapped from a front axle to a rear axle would make a great brake. It would work kind of like a cassette tape; winding from one side to the other, and stopping when it's completely transferred form one to the other.

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Top Green Transportation Instructables

Saving the planet and saving money, all while getting to where you need to go? The secret: green transportation. These Instructables show you how to travel to your next destination in a more environmentally-friendly way. Solar Powered Tricycle This solar-powered trike, a Judges' Prize winner of the Park Tool Bike Month Contest and a Second Prize Winner of the Discover Green Science Fair Contest, can go short distances without emitting any pollutants and never needs to be plugged in.   Electric Motorcycle If you want to convert an existing motorcycle into an electrically-powered one, you can try this 96-volt version--or you could opt for a different 72-volt model. Electric Scooter Upgrade Superpower a small electric scooter into a fast, furious traveling machine with this detailed power upgrade. Green Helmet Green transportation doesn't have to be limited to your vehicle: this LED, all-weather helmet runs on solar power. Bike Generator Biking is already a great way to travel, but it can be even more green if your bike lights are powered by your wheels as you move. Biodiesel Processor Instead of traditional fuel, biodiesel reuses waste oil and turns it into diesel. This biodiesel processor will help you successfully make your own biodiesel. And, of course, you can always create a new way (and Instructable) to travel without hurting the environment.

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Safe transportation of hydrochloric acid?

I have some very old bottles of muriatic/hydrochloric acid that I need to get to the dump. I was planning to pack them in a cardboard box with paper packed around them to keep them from toppling over. Is this a good plan? Is there anything I need to be worried about?

Question by ThisIsMyNameOK    |  last reply


CHRYSLER VOYAGER CLUTCH PROBLEM

How to replace the clutch on a 1991 chrysler voyager? 2.5 engine 5 speed transmission

Question by clinthallam  


How to make Balloon Beach Tires

Has anyone made Sand tires for soft sand .. to move boat to the water ? .. weight capacity =500 lbs.

Topic by ~Frog~    |  last reply


Small beach transport device ideas

Hello everybody I have quite a tall order for you my family is going to the beach in  a couple months and it is my custom to bring a fun and unique contraption along specifically a transportation based contraption I would normally bring a modified bicycle or something of that nature but since my entire family ( a family of four) has to fit into a ford explorer with all our stuff to last the week  the contraption must either be a board of some type or occupy a space of no more that 1.5 cubic feet so please let me know what you come up with and if I think of anything I will post it too  Thank you fidgety2

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How to transport bicycle on/in a jeep wrangler.? Answered

Got rid of my SUV, bought jeep. how can i take my bike when going on trips? Spare wheel bike racks cost too much! help!

Question by wafflehouse    |  last reply


Is there a way to transport Wii data to a PC? Answered

In Guitar Hero 6, you have a game mode called 'GH Mix', in which you can create own songs, or instrumental tracks. But is there a way to transfer the data of this to a pc?  I want to know this mainly for drum tracks created in GH mix Thanks

Question by dr. richtofen    |  last reply


is it true u can really transport electricity

Https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-Transmission-Over-Short-Distances-U/this instuctable says its real but i dont belive it

Question by willymakesstuff    |  last reply


When the worlds ends...

I just learned that China's six biggest ports now ship 25 times more goods than the entire planet shipped just a generation ago. A few logical steps later, I found myself wondering; How long could [insert country of choice] last if all international transport (including materials transported via pipes) were suddenly shut off? How far back down the scale of civilisation would your nation slide before it stabilised? Which countries would fare worst? Best? Discuss.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Douped

I see it and I remember something like that in instructables, but I don't know how to search for it(I'm spanish and my English isn't so good...) could you help me?

Topic by jabujavi    |  last reply


Transporting mountain bike with wheels removed. How do I protect chain and components? Answered

I'm using a dual hitch carrier and have removed the wheels because they drag on lower cargo. How do I protect the chain and components on this lengthy haul (2,200 miles)?

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Building a tall bed

Hi Instructables Community! I need to build a bed with about 2 feet of storage underneath it so I can put my things in boxes and sublet my room!  I am attempting to do this on the cheap, but also want the bed to be sturdy enough to jump on!  My idea is to have four 6x6 bedposts and construct the frame out of 2x6s with a 2x4 running lengthwise and also one running across on the bottom for added support.  And possibly brackets to help reinforce the legs.  I don't have a box spring and am not sure whether use plywood sheets or fence boards for the platform.  Any thoughts on this plan?  Does it sound sturdy?  Also, I am trying to find a way to transport lumber from the building supply store I will buy it from to my house.  If you live in SF and have a truck, I will pay you and make you lunch if you help me out!   Let me know!

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How to calculate torque required for transport motor?

I'm planning on making my own Segway. My biggest design problem right now is my motors. I need to find the torque needed to move them. I'm thinking an equation like this would use the radius of the wheels, the mass of the rider, etc. How do I find the torque needed to move this Segway? Bonus points if you can point me to a place to get one of these motors. I don't want to spend more than $20 each for the 2 motors. Thanks.

Question by 4lifenerdfighter    |  last reply


Vibration feeder anyone?

I am planning on building some sorting rig.Right now I am quite keen to include a vibration feeder system.You know, like the stff used to transport grain, sweets or aling small parts that run up on the inside of a bowl to come out perfectly aligned.I serviced these systems in the past but never put too much concern into the actual workings.The theory is quite simple.One or two vibrators cause the transported media to move.This works like a sawtooth wave.Slowly up and into the right direction, quickly back to where it started.Adjusting the frequency to change the speed or adjusting the amplitudes to match the weights and other properties of the media is easy - in a properly designed system.I tried to find some easy to understand information on the relations between actuator direction and media direction in relation to the trasport systems shape and dimensions but only got extreme complex stuff.In my small scale tests using simple vibration speakers and a frequency generator I had to relise that it is quite hard to find a proper way of mounting the system.To soft and it is just rattling around, too hard and you need to crank the amp to max to get any action.Orientation and angle of these mounts also affect the direction and amplitude of the swing caused by the vibrations.Straight linear I can do, although still not perfect but anything like these feeder bowls only gives me nice vibrations but no movement.Are there any suitable hobby projects on the web or here?And decent info on the basic design criteria for those feeder systems that are not closely guarded company secrets?

Question by Downunder35m    |  last reply


peltier cooling/heating system for transportable animal incubator

I am trying to design a heating system for an animal incubator that can be transported in a car to rescue animals and keep their body temperature level. I was thinking of using the peltier systems to heat the box the animals will be staying in but I'm not sure if they would have the capability of 70-90 degrees fahrenheit. Also the temperature needs to be very specific (plus or minus 1 degree) is there a thermometer out there that would work well for this? I just need some help on learning about these because I've done a little research but I'm still confused on how they work and if I could even use them. Also, is there a good website to buy these on? I could use a lot of little ones or one medium sized one (up to 1ft by 1ft) but not too tall.

Topic by oabf19    |  last reply


Foldable Electric Bike

I want to build an electric bike and i was thinking it would be really cool if it could fold down and maybe fit in a backpack or a brief case of some sort. that would be so cool.

Topic by zipzapper859    |  last reply


Is it legal to transport an air rifle over the USA/Canada border? Answered

I have a .22 Gamo Shadow Express break-barrel air rifle with a 3-12x50 scope and i would like know if it is legal to transport it across the USA Canada border.

Question by masterofsniping92    |  last reply



Treetop Ornament Mover/Squirrel Ski Lift/Aerial Transporter

Not sure where this should go, exactly, feel free to recommend.  Last year, for a Christmas lawn decoration, we wanted to have some plywood "gifts" delivered across the lawn. Combined with Santasaurus Rex and his Reindingos, we came up with the following: (embedding not working out for me, link here) We used 20" bicycle wheels held horizontally, supported entirely from above, and ended up using the cheapest electric drill from home depot, with a wheel chucked up, to friction drive one of the bike wheels. This worked, but it was very loud, and the setup from last year was mostly destroyed when we took it all out of the trees.  I'd really like to take another shot at moving ornaments, and the drive end is the biggest hangup. Does anyone have a suggestion on doing something similar? 

Topic by gotcha640  


60m floating sea conveyor as customer transportation to/from a deck 30m offshore. Can anyone give me some advice pls?

The aim of this creation is to assist weak/tired swimmers.  The platform (used for watersports) is quite far from shore (30m) and even with lifejackets I don't want anyone getting in trouble or drifting off.  I do have a boat for emergencies but it's too small for regular use   Anyway, I was watching a ski lift and thought that the principle should be applicable (in theory!) to my problem.So far (not very!) I thought I could use waxed nylon rope with floats placed approx every 1.5/2m for people to hang onto - the bit I have no idea about is how to get it all around the mechanisms which power it ( "mechanisms" because I can't remember the names, I really am a beginner so pls go slow!).  Also a bit vague re marine engineering considerations (type of materials etc) and power.  I know I haven't got very far but someone could pls lend me a bit of their brain it would be much appreciated.  Simple and not massively expensive would be a big relief!Thanks again for reading this,Kate

Question by Bulletproofkate    |  last reply


How could I build an Archimedes screw? Answered

I suddenly for no reason would like to build an Archimedes screw for transporting water. All research attempt have failed. The only instructions that I can find suck, and I'm not sure what the... ahem... Heck I'm doing. Anyone have any ideas or experience in the matter? Thanks!

Question by noahh    |  last reply


Open Source Hardware Design Project?

I have designed and built 10 of these Urban Utility Transport scooters. So let's call them UUT's Here is my website which was designed a few years ago. Needs updates. www.slida.orconhosting.net.nz I have tried, with my limited financial resources, to market them but my problem is the high production costs and lack of finances. So I have been thinking about giving the idea away for free as an open source hardware design.  I am planning to start a community of people developing the idea and maintaining the design.  My strengts are design and problem solving. I have improved the original prototypes so now the current design has got not many bugs or flaws.  As I got the idea for my UUT from a design in Finland and they no patent either, the idea can not be patented.  And since I have not benn able to commercialize my idea, I am keen to give it away as an open source design. How to go about it?

Question by pellepeloton    |  last reply


Making a go-kart

Hi, I am going to make a go-kart in my holidays. I am going to do it using the body and wheels from an old three-wheller buggy. I'm planning to have a search around scrapyards for a smallish engine. Whats the best way to get the power to the wheels? Is there a gearbox on all engines? I think I will use some disc brakes off an old bicycle or motor bike if I can find one. thanks glynlowen

Topic by glynlowen    |  last reply


How can I make a lifesize head that folds flat for transport?

I want to make a life size head or skull which folds flat for transporting but is 3-d for displaying goggles, helmet etc at steampunk show and tells. Any ideas? Has anyone ever tried to make home made inflatables ? If so, what materials and how to make the seams?

Question by greensteam    |  last reply


Help needed with electronics and RC stuff (planes) for personal transport project

Hi! I need a hand with getting my head around how RC plane motors are rated. I am looking at a 4000kv motor. is that 4000RPM Per volt from zero or from a nominal 6v starting voltage? This is for a personal transport project in the vein of this one - http://hacknmod.com/hack/make-diy-electric-bicycle/ That motor looks like it is very high on the wattage front! I have found several cheap motors and controllers on ebay that I think may be suitable http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brushless-Motor-450-10-04-Trex-450SE-V2-35A-ESC-/320520418857?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_Vehicles&hash;=item4aa0817629 do you think that they would be able to do something similar (upto 25mph), providing that the vehicle DOESN'T have to be started from standing? A full instructable for a personal ride project is hanging on this info... Any help is greatfully received!

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Has anyone heard of a game called Openttd?

The game is a transport themed game and it is really cool. I just want to know if anyone else knows about it or has played it...

Question by RedFlash  


How can I transport water up into a tank that is 10m vertically above?

Hi Instructablers, As what mentioned in the topic, I am thinking of transporting water from my leaking pipe back into my tank which is roughly 10m above? Lets not talk about replacing the leaking pipe. Help help help! 

Topic by kelvintoys    |  last reply


How do I make an elastic powered vehicle which will transport and egg 2 metres up a ramp with a 35 degree angle?

Basically, we must use an elastic band and there is no catapult allowed. The ramp is very steep and we can't use batteries or anything. We were thinking something to do with weights. Please help! We tried knex, but it ended up being too light. And it needs to go against gravity!

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Scarpar All-Terrain Powerboard (video)

Scarpar's all-terrain power board has been in development since the 90s, Engineering and design organization EDAG have been helping with the production.Basically its like a skateboard but with tracks underneath that are as wide as the board itself. A high powered motor drives these tracks and you hold a remote in your hand that control's the speed.You can carve around like on a snowboard/skateboard/surfboard and the board can go over snow, sand and rough ground, if you watch the video you will see it concur an entire tree trunk !scarpar.com has loads more info They also have a Scarpar twitter and Scarpar facebook pageWatch the video !

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Has anyone come up with a case for transporting the various Guitar Hero Band pieces in?

 My grandkids are back and forth with all the Guitar Hero equipment and I'd like to make them an awesome case that will protect all this gear.  Any ideas?

Question by rednsassy    |  last reply


getting new bmx in a couple of days!!!

Its the silver fox bullion looks cool anyone got one?

Topic by sharlston  


how to build a mesh dish for 5.8ghz amateur television transmissions. It needs to fold up for transport? Answered

I want to be able to construct two dish for 5.8ghz use. I want to be able to perhaps back pack the gear to a mountain top so weight is a factor cheers Colin VK2JCC Sydney Australia

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How can I build a 4 wheeled device on which a harley sportster can be loaded and transported?

The device would be operated by one or more 12v dc motors.  Power for the motors will be obtained from a pickup truck battery. I want to use the device to load a harley sportster, which weighs 500 lbs., onto the box of a pickup truck.   Loading will be enabled by a platform, angled from ground surface to truck box.  Presently, I'm able to use a 12v winch, attached to the front end of the truck box,  to pull the bike up a ramp onto the truck box. To hold the bike erect while it is being pulled up the ramp, I use two 8 inch air filled wheels attached to the bike,( by a very makeshift wooden settup) one wheel on each side of the bike.  However, the bike must be pulled backwards onto the truck box so that it can be more safely offloaded by riding the bike, in its forward position, off the truck and down the ramp .   In order to keep the front wheel straight, this method still requires more than one person to hold the bike while it is being loaded.  The bike's transmission must be in neutral, but the back wheel, drive belt and xmission gears still turn and provide some resistance.  A 4 wheeled device loaded with a motorcycle, and operated by seperate electric motors would have free turning wheels and could be used to move the motorcycle around without its need to be pushed manually.  Perhaps it could be controlled remotely. 

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how would I go about charging a car battery with a bike without making the bike unusable for transport?

I am trying to build a non-Gas powered motorized bicycle, and I realized that it may be possible to have multiple power inputs like wind and solar feeding the charge. however, as a jobless 16 year old, I can't test my ideas. I am attempting to create a bicycle that charges while you pedal, storing energy in the car battery. then, the car battery can be used to power a motor powerful enough to keep the bike in motion. Also, yes I know that this would likely be VERY bulky, but I can come up with a solution for that. please help me if you can.

Question by psynergyhound    |  last reply


How do I safely???

How do I safely transport, store, and handle potassium perchlorate. How do I safely store flash powder?

Topic by IlluminatedAntichrist    |  last reply


Slightly dangerous machines of marginal practicality.

Looking for thoughts, questions, criticisms, and followers for this project: http://pariahcycle.blogspot.com/

Topic by pariahcycle  


Building a Platform Bed in an Apartment?

I just moved to a new state/city after graduating college and moved out here with just what I could fit in my car. So i had to buy a few essentials after I got out here mostly a bed, but I didnt want to spend a ton of money  so I just bought a mattress I saw some posts about building a platform bed but I still have some problems doing this I need to be able to build it in my apartment, which has plenty of room because I have no furnitire And I also need to be able to transport it in my car. I can transport long boards by putting down the back seats and opening up the trunk but I wont be able to transport much else. Any ideas???

Topic by rawtunes    |  last reply


I've have lots of mini keyboards and toy guitars. How can I store / transport them safely on the cheap?

Mostly for circuit bent music - I've got toy guitars like the One Man Jam, Tyco Hot Lixx, Tyco Hot Keys, etc. and mini casio and yamaha keyboards with new knobs and switches sticking all over the place. I'm afraid that some of the plastic parts may be broken (plastic whammy bars, knobs, etc.) may be broken if I just chuck them in a cardboard box or gig bag, but I don't have lots of money for a fleet of custom ATA road cases.

Question by Aud1073cH    |  last reply


Can someone post an instructable on how to make a phunkeeduck.

Can someone post an instructable on how to make a phunkeeduck. $1,500 is way too much. Thanks for your help!

Topic by gregdove    |  last reply


How to Fart soundlessly? Answered

It is sometimes embarrassing to Fart in public, say in a lift, in a public transport and in many other public places. Is there any way to fart soundlessly in public. Of course you can't stop your fart as it is beyond your control.

Question by Dipankar    |  last reply


Hoist? Answered

Any ideas for a small hoist to lift an air conditioner out of a window that is about 3 feet off the floor and lower it to the floor for transport to another room. It would be helpful if it was small enough to fold and fit in a VW trunk. It should have casters on the bottom.

Question by emit    |  last reply


Adding wheels to bag

Hey, I want to add wheels to my surfboard bag to make it easier to transport. Does anyone have any ideas how i could attach them? Cheershttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31AC7Q93WGL._AA280_.jpg

Topic by Kabazz    |  last reply


does anyone have an instructable on how to motorize a couch?

Any kind of motorized couch would work for me, just something simple using maybe shopping cart wheels and a chainsaw motor or something

Question by ilikepieinmyshoe    |  last reply


My Sketch Up Ships

     I started working with sketch up about 3 months ago, since then, I've been converting my 2 designs into 3D models. www.conceptships.org/viewtopic.php  This the link to Concept Ships.com, where I have my 2D and some of my 3D designs posted. Other link: www.conceptships.org/viewtopic.php  . List: -- 1.) Convoy front isometric -- 2.) Convoy close one- General Frigate -- 3.) Convoy close two- Heron II with container -- 4.)  Convoy close three- side -- 5.) Convoy rear -- 6.) Heron Front iso (the thing below is the container) -- 7.) Heron Back iso -- 8.) Heron front -- 9.) Transport front iso -- 10.) Transport back iso -- 11.) Transport bottom -- 12.) Transport turret -- 13.) Dropship front -- 14.) Dropship Weaponry -- 15.)  Dropship rear -- 16.) Life support pod front -- 17.) Life Support pod back -- 18.) OH SANP!!! Instructables HQ is under attack!!! Ship explainations:: -- CCM-21b "Heron II" - UH-60 of this faction - Can be used as a gunship, APC, fighter - bomber, transport, or ECM/ Support, depending on the module. - The cargo module (below craft) can be load with anything from missles, to bombs, to twin 30mm gating guns (personal favorite). - Carries two (pilot, co-pilot/ gunner). - VTOL - Basically my spin on the Pelican from Halo (hopefully it doesn't get shot down as much) LSPS II "Messiah" (life Support pod) - This is the generic life support pod. Similar to halo, but no re-entry... we all saw how reliable that was. - Holds 6 people (pilot, 5 auxillery) - supports 6 for up to 2.5 weeks. - Has a powerful SOS beacon. - Used by military and civilian. - Launch method: launched from ship by air rushing from the pod's chamber and conventional thrust (Fuel + oxidizer). All ships were designed and 3D- ified by me... google earth was used in the ibles HQ screenshot

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A Bike With No Seat Or Pedals!

I thought this was very cool!  Weird 'Flintstones' Bike Has No Pedals or Seat 7 hours ago - 2:28 German engineering students have created a new way of getting around, and it's called The Fliz. The new James Dyson Award-nominated form of transportation is powered the old fashioned way: by your feet, Fred Flintstone style. With no pedals or seat, will this new form of transportation actually take off? Only a panel of experts bankrolled by the expensive vacuum cleaner salesman can decide! Also, Lady Gaga's meat dress is now a painted beef jerky dress, and will be on display in a Washington, DC mu. http://screen.yahoo.com/weird-flintstones-bike-has-no-pedals-or-seat-30522431.html?pb_list=23dce613-c500-43f0-9134-70e58b73187a

Topic by sunshiine    |  last reply