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time travel

I heard on the radio today that TIME TRAVEL was possible. Itll only set you back 10 trillon $. You can only go forward in time but then you can go back if they make one that can go back in time in the future. (like mysterio) ooooooo-weeeeee-oooooooo edit:better grammer and puncuation and cool sound effect.

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Time Travel? Answered

Is time travel theoretically possible? (I just watched Minute Men) :P

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time travel? Answered

Well i have a theory, but don't know if it's right. according to timedilation, time will go slower for you if you get closer to light speed. if you want to completely travel around the earth with light speed, it would only take 40.074000 : 299.792.458 seconds, which is 0,13367247550970745234691661255868 seconds. so you would experience it as 1.3 seconds. but because time for you goes very, very, very slow at that moment, the 1.3 seconds could be more then a million years! so, here it comes: if you travel so fast that 'your' time goes very slow, then the actual time would be more then if you traveled at normal speed. is that right, or am i completely wrong?

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Travel Instructable

I'm sure many of you are avid travelers, so why not make instructable travel guides to certain cities or regions of foreign countries, because I know there's lots of information like that online but just a starting point would be greatly appreciated. So this is my formal request. -Thank You very much

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Gift ideas for travelers? Answered

I'm searching for some gift ideas for my parents.  They like to travel; to the caribbean and Germany mostly.  I figure it would be a good idea to get them something travel-related.  Stuff like portable scales (for weighing luggage), security door stops, mini first aid kits, water purifiers.  They stick to hotels when traveling so no camping or survival gear is really necessary. So, any clever ideas?

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Evidence of Time Travel!

I'm not sure how I managed it, possibly it's a result of running the washing machine, tumble dryer and my coffee machine simultaneously, but I appear to be posting from seven and a quarter hours in the future. Check out the image below for proof... Or maybe it was csharyk's fault?  He's interested in woowoo tech, maybe he pulled me in after something he did elsewhere / elsewhen? Update: it's spreading!  (second image) (I think I'll move this thread to Bugs) (If it's important, I made that screenshot at about 10:13am, UK time)

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Laptop travel bag?

I was wondering if it would easy and cheap too make a travel bag for my laptop like have a battery with inverter to run a external moniter and holders for all my keyboards mice webcams neat scanner headsets etc.  how hard would this be and could you give some ideas/help/instructions To sum this all up it is basically my home workstation miniaturized to a backpack type thing and i need some ideas to do it if you give some ideas i should be able to pull this off easily Thanks, Kaden

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Piston Travel Distance

I'm currently working on a coaxial spud gun with a 1.5 in. chamber and a 1/2 in. barrel. I need to know how much space behind the piston to leave. I was recently informed that the distance should be 1/4-3/8 in. Please tell me if you know anything

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Which travel guitar?

I would like to buy either the Martin Backpacker or the Washburn Rover. The Rover is cheaper, and comes with a hard case. But, the Martin is a better quality guitar. What do you think? http://www.guitarcenter.com/Washburn-Rover-Travel-Guitar-511819-i1171847.gc http://www.guitarcenter.com/Martin-Steel-String-Backpacker-Left-100406834-i1167436.gc

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is time travel possible??? Answered

Is time travel possible???

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Travel -Need help

Hi I am travelling alone  to Poland next month.I need some info.Is there any members from poland who could give me some info?I googled and found out ,still nothing like some one telling me. I hope I have posted this in the correct category .)

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Good travel tripod? Answered

Looking for a good travel tripod for cheap, i cant find very many in my specifications If i would get one it would hopefully be less than 12 inches when folded Can extend to a pretty high range (about waist height, or at least 4-5 feet) And preferably can clip to a backpack or other thing (optional) Weight is not a huge deal, so any weight is fine and be cheap :) less than 50 bucks most likely i dont care if it is a name brand one or not, it just needs to hold a camera stability doesnt have to be great also, i could probably clip some wight onto it if needed camera i will be using is over a pound, but just by 3 or 4 ounces- not a DSLR either so there is no added lens weight if i go telephoto Thanks!! I really appreciate it :)

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Golf club travel case

Has anyone turned a golf bag into a golf travel case. Looking for suggestions for perhaps a hard top to go onto golf bag so I can put on a aircraft or move to another location.

Topic by deeboz  


Pet Travel Kennel Into Doghouse

Hello everyone!  Finally made an account after using this site for over 5yrs because I'm hoping to find some advice. I have a big, plastic, dog-sized travel kennel (airplane kind).  Since my pet isn't using it anymore, thought I'd convert it into an outside doghouse seeing as though it's practically complete already.  To prevent rain from getting inside, I need to cover up the side & back barred "windows".  My 1st impulse was to replace the metal bars with wood, but rain would just leak in through the top.  Any thoughts on attaching a makeshift roof?  I've added a picture of it to help (the metal door has been removed).

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Puzzling Travels of a Tom-Cat.

  Here's a puzzle I came across recently.  I've changed the context to stop people googling the answer :- A big ginger tom-cat leaves his home at 8:00 one morning and goes trundling around the neighbourhood, pausing here and there to 'leave his calling-card', stopping for a brief nap or two in a particularly warm spot, walking along fences, running through unfriendly gardens (woof woof) and  finding a warm car bonnet in a garage at 6:00 in the evening for a rest.  Unfortunately, the owner shuts the garage door and the cat is trapped for the night. At 8:00 the next morning the garage door opens and the cat comes scooting out.  Over the course of the day he takes the exact same path he took the day before but in reverse.  He stops in different places, makes his mark in other places and takes his naps at different places along the way, arriving back at his own house at 6:00 in the evening for a well deserved meal. The question :- What is the likelihood that there will be a time and place along the route where he is at EXACTLY the same point on the route at EXACTLY the same time of day on both days?

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Is there an easy way to identify routes between airports ?

I've had a fairly good look for a way of doing this, it might be the way I'm asking the question but.... I've been looking for a way to identify routes out of any given airport. I don't want to book flight with any specific airline, I want to explore possible routes, the way I want to take them, without having to enter my itenary in a dozen airline websites. Somewhere I can see say "Honolulu - Serves LA Sandiego New York, Calgary Paris....." "Manchester UK - serves Paris, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta....." Thanks for any tips ! Steve

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I have a sound travel question. Rather a question about sound travel! Answered

I'd take the time to look it up myself but I'm busy arguing with someone right now. Does sound travel farther in cool air or warm air.  Use 50 deg. for cool and 100 deg. for warm air.  I don't care about speed just distance of similar sounds.  For sound use something like a normal speaking level? So scientists which sound would go farther?

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Notes From Too Much Travel

A good friend of mine wrote up his travel tips here at Notes From Too Much Travel. It has all sorts of tips around rental cars, using cell phones internationally, how much water to drink on a plane flight, and stuff to keep in your travel bag.

Topic by ewilhelm  


Time Travel Contest (with actual prizes!)

Fancy winning a few goodies?From the New Scientist magazine:Our theme this year is time travel. When the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was about to go into operation, some physicists speculated that it might attract visitors from the future (New Scientist, 9 February, p 32, and Feedback, 5 April ). For our competition, we ask you to imagine three such visitors arriving, each bringing glad tidings and bearing a gift from the future. What would the gifts be?Ten lucky winners will each receive a copy of Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel by Michio Kaku. They will also receive a selection of New Scientist goodies - including books from the Last Word series and a pen-drive.You may enter the competition online. You can also enter by email - with "Competition" in the subject field, please - or by fax or post.The competition closes on Monday 1 December {a significant date} and no entries will be accepted after that date. The results will be published in the 20/27 December issue of New Scientist. The editor's decision is final. Happy imaginings!

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


USB to Travel Clock Circuit Help :)

I've got this little black Oregon Scientific travel clock thing with a transparent screen. It was an old gadget of grandma's I found years ago. I was eying it, and I had a damn good idea for an Instructable-worthy project. I'd eventually like to run this off of USB power. Currently it has a little button-battery in it (Energizer 357, bout 1CM in diameter). I know USB out is an unsteady 5V, so I'd need a capacitor to regulate the current, I guess, and the necessary circuitry to adjust the voltage to whatever this little clock runs on. Any advice for such a novice?

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Steampunk Taxidermy - time-travelling rodents.

Chuffy and his Time Machine, Chuffy (mouse) sits in the little carriage on top of the Time Machine (guinea pig). He is having some mechanical problems getting it started, so the hatch on the side of the Guinea pig is open to reveal vintage clockwork cogs that make the Time Machine work, when it hasn't broken down anyway! Apparently, the donor animals are all natural deaths, including gifts from the maker's cat.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Traveling horizontal lines on a projector display?

I hooked up this projector at work (it's a BenQ) and when I view the projected image (in this case a computer screen) I see horizontal lines traveling up the picture. This projector is the only thing on the circuit right now.  I had to branch off the existing electrical line to add a new plug on the ceiling.  When I plug the projector into the existing outlets I get no lines, when I plug it into the outlet I installed I get lines.  The existing outlets on the circuit are all isolated grounds.  I have tried wiring in a regular outlet and then switched it to an isolated ground when the lines appeared, thinking it could be a ground issue.  I know my wiring is correct as I've installed these projectors before. What could it be?

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Gasifying truck travels 10,000 miles

From the first time he saw Emmett "Doc" Brown fire up the Mr. Fusion home energy reactor in the "Back to the Future" movies, Dave Nichols has always wanted to make a vehicle run on garbage.Two decades after the trilogy, the 42-year-old home builder and auto shop owner from eastern Connecticut isn't traveling through time in a DeLorean, yet. But he's modified his 1989 Ford F150 pickup truck to run on wood, leaves, cardboard and other "biomass" with a fuel system that he says expels virtually no pollution.The technology is called gasification, and it's been around since the 1800s, when it was used for street lamps and cooking. It even powered some vehicles during World War II, but faded away under oil's dominance.Associated Press ArticleRelevant Instructable

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New Years 08: How We Could Theoretically "Discover" Time Travel/ers

Well that forum on time travel got me thinking...How We Could "Discover" Time TravelWrite down, carve on stone, burn into our memory, tatoo on my back, or something, that if/when time travel comes into exsistence, someone needs to travel back in time to a specific time and date in our near future (Instructables Control Tower, New Years 2008 would be a good time/place). If everyone were to record this, eventually someone/s might do so, meaning that a time traveler might turn up at Instructables HQ on New Year's. I personally intend to attempt to do so, or at least get my future kids to:)Anyways, if a good number of people do exactly this, there might be quite a congregation at Instructables on New Year's. Or of course, no one might turn up at all...

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Hitchhikers guide to.. The Earth!

So here's the idea. I've been thinking how cool it would be to do a collaboration and create a giant travel guide. But not just an ordinary travel guide, one written by all instructables members.We have enough people on this site that we could get a pretty good start on it. I think the idea would spread fairly quickly. For example, I would write a brief something or other about my state (North Carolina), and then a full length guide for Boone, the university town that I live in. I would include basic information like population, size, etc., and also where I like to eat, what kind of tourist attractions are here, why ASU beat Michigan, etc. Some one else could add to what I wrote, and someone else could add a guide for the Charlotte/Denver area, and so on. For another state/province someone would just add a new step, etc. I realize it wouldn't be an Instructable, in the strict sense, but it would be helpful nonetheless. Not to mention we could have a lot of fun with it.What do you all think? What do the Instructables staff think about something like this? (In light of the fact that this is not a step by step guide to any one thing)Let the discussion begin. =)

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Why does a hotel shower seem to rinse off soap so much better than my home shower?

When I shower at a hotel, the soap always seems to rinse off very quickly. At home it takes a lot more rinsing. I'd say "softer water" except that our home water *is* quite soft.

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Steam Fair and Eden Project photos.

Right, that's it for a while - I'm away on holiday tomorrow morning, a week in Devon.Beaches, buildings four times older than America, and the Eden Project.I may even get my kites flying! (Edit: No, I didn't. The beaches were too narrow, too crowded or too non-existent to fly from. The one decent beach we found for kiting (Slapton Sands) was windless the day we went) PhotosI've uploaded selected images to my Flickr account:http://www.flickr.com/photos/76333500@N00/sets/There are two sets there, the Steam Fair and the Eden project.Sorry, no stills of the Stirling engines (what was thinking??), just this video.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest Winners

Instructables and Lonely Planet are happy to announce the winners of the Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest!The world is a big and crazy place and to truly understand that you need to see it in person. Thanks to the entries in this contest we can learn from the mistakes and successes of others and help plan for a better trip in the future. The advice in these Instructables cover trips both grand and small, but all of the finalists have some advice that would be helpful.With all of the cool travel books from Lonely Planet as prizes we can only hope that these travelers will be planning yet another trip to explore a new place and get another perspective on life.Now, on with the winners! Third Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive their choice of Lonely Planet phrasebook and an Instructables patch and stickers. In random order. When in mosquito bite, use THIS PRODUCT! Tips for the traveling photographer How To Do Waikiki And Oahu On The Cheap The Oh S..t Kit Altoids Tin Emergency Candle Best FREE Things to do at Walt Disney World Some Simple Travel Games for Car and Train Journeys How to: Bathtub laundry How to "Do Toledo" in 30 days (or less) How to travel to London, England - and have a great time! The "i have no clue what geocaching is", geocaching guide! The Robolocity Roaming Instructables Robot Gnome - RoboGnome Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive Bluelist 2008: The Best in Travel, choice of a Lonely Planet guidebook, and an Instructables t-shirt. In random order. How to get the BEST out of your travels Urban Survival 101: Mobile Computing on the Fringe Improvised Flip Flops out of a camping mat Bumcamping in Japan pocket sized map book Business travel when you're not going executive class Space saving folding techniques for cloths. Prize (10) The Pocket Pal aka A Gals Other Pocket Pal RadBear's Travel Tips Traveling by Scooter First PrizeThe authors of these Instructables will each receive a choice of Cities, Asia, or Africa photo book, Bluelist 2008: The Best in Travel, choice of a Lonely Planet guidebook, and an Instructables t-shirt. In random order. Handy Tricks: World Traveler Edition by stasterisk Packing for Tropical Travelby aneel Turning a Cruise Full of Old People into a Death Defying Adventure by iwasthinkingaboutsoup

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could we actually travel through space?

OK, earlier today i was watching sci fi science on-demand and it was the episode where he discussed hitting mars with several astroids and i thought of something: what if instead of using a normal rocket,why not use the only thing that we know of that is more powerful than a nuclear reaction? anti-matter! no, it is not a myth, CERN has been harvesting the stuff for decades, yet all they have is about 10 pounds or so. most likely less. in theory, we could make a two compartment chamber with an air lock between the two chambers, and in each chamber put a few particles of a natural substance and its anti- substance in the separate chambers with a remote module to open the airlock separating the chambers while we are several hundred miles away, with two possible,reasonable theories:1)the chamber skyrockets through the atmosphere and into the great unknown of the skies and stars 2) we create a new grand canyon in the middle of nowhere, harvest the profits of the tourist attraction and try again until we get it right, if we fail 2) then we have several hundred grand canyons!(whew!!!!!!!!!!)

Question by unanonymous  


Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day - Dec. 8

This sounds like loads of fun: Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day!Scheduled for December 8, 2007. Just spend the entire day in costume and character, but don't actually explain what you're doing- context, costuming, and behavior are key! Never admit you're a time traveler, and make really, really bad attempts at keeping a low profile.Three options:1) Utopian/cliche future- "If the Future did a documentary of the last fifty years, this is how badly the reenactors would dress." Think Star Trek: TNG or the Time Travelers from Hob. Ever see how the society in Futurama sees the 20th century? Run with it. Your job is to dress with moderately anachronistic clothing and speak in slang from varying decades. Here are some good starters:- Greet people by referring to things that don't yet exist or haven't existed for a long time. Example: "Have you penetrated the atmosphere lately?" "What spectrum will today's broadcast be in?" and "Your king must be a kindly soul!"- Show extreme ignorance in operating regular technology. Pay phones should be a complete mystery (try placing the receiver in odd places). Chuckle knowingly at cell phones. 2) Dystopian Future:- This one offers a little more flexibility. It can be any kind of future from Terminator to Freejack. The important thing to remember is dress like a crazy person with armor. Black spray painted football pads, high tech visors, torn up trenchcoats and maybe even some dirt here or there. Remember, dystopian future travelers are very startled that they've gone back in time. Some starters:- If you go the "prisoner who's escaped the future" try shaving your head and putting a barcode on the back of your neck. Then stagger around and stare at the sky, as if you've never seen it before.- Walk up to random people and say "WHAT YEAR IS THIS?" and when they tell you, get quiet and then say "Then there's still time!" and run off.- Stand in front of a statue (any statue, really), fall to your knees, and yell "NOOOOOOOOO"- Stare at newspaper headlines and look astonished.- Take some trinket with you (it can be anything really), hand it to some stranger, along with a phone number and say "In thirty years dial this number. You'll know what to do after that." Then slip away. 3) The Past:- This one is more for beginners. Basically dress in period clothing (preferably Victorian era) and stagger around amazed at everything. Since the culture's set in place already, you have more of a template to work off of. Some pointers:- Airplanes are terrifying. Also, carry on conversations with televisions for a while.- Discover and become obsessed with one trivial aspect of technology, like automatic grocery doors. Stay there for hours playing with it.- Be generally terrified of people who are dressed immodestly compared to your era. Tattoos and shorts on women are especially scary.

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Is electromagnetic wave can travel with ultrasonic wave? Answered

Is electromagnetic wave can travel with ultrasonic wave.If yes,then how far an ultrasonic wave will travel in air medium.

Question by Rajkumar2506    |  last reply


Traveller RPG: Write Sci-Fi with us!

Hey guys, we are looking for people who want to write science fiction for FUN! Its a collborative efforts and not-for-profit so if you have great ideas about aliens and alien cultures, hard science and spacedrives, or want to help create a pocket empire within the Milky Way Galaxy, come have fun with us. No formal writing skills are needed, just bring your imagination! http://travellerrepublic.yolasite.com/

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Hassle Free Airline Travel with DIY Electronics

Steve Hoefer, or Grathio on Instructables, recently published a very interesting article on his website regarding the perils of airport security faced by educators, hackers and entrepreneurs travelling with prototype or DIY electronics and the interest shown by airport security in light of concern over safety of late. Steve writes about how to the untrained eye, your mess of breadboards, PCBs and wires can look highly intimidating, regardless of how harmless YOU know it is. He goes on to give advice on how best to travel with your custom electronics and how to avoid winding up or upsetting airport security by being clear, honest and helpful. If like me you've ever had this concern while flying, it's well worth heading over to his website to have a look, it's an interesting and educational read! James

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How discover time travel... i think

Long story short, my friend found some instructions of how to create a time machine or something. The drawing looked kind of dirty so instead of keeping the drawing, she just took a photo of it. She showed me the photo, which turned out to be real blurry and crappy.I posted the blurry photo up on this site, and someone commented that the original image is on a site called asiko.org It's some weird $h!t. I emailed them but never received any word back as to who is behind this. But anyway I figured to post the instructions here because it does seem feasible. The plan is basically this:1. Choose a date, time and city. These 3 things are called Asiko. Let's use 01/01/09, Time Square NY, New York just for clarification purposes.2. Popularize Asiko till step 53. Meet at Time Square on 01/01/09, and we should see a time traveler from the future4. In the unknown future, a time machine will need to be invented. Still popularize Asiko, 5. When they figure out how to have "safe time travel", a traveler will be sent back to the popularized location and time of Asiko, which is Time Square, 01/01/09.

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Internship 2012: Learn, work, travel in China

Program details: 1. Study Mandarin: Learn the language through either university or one to one tutoring program. 2. Volunteer: Work with rural children in Beijing and Tibet. 3. High School Program: A 45 days program for students from high school aging between 13-18 years. 4. University program with BLCU: A program oriented toward university learning in China.  Why should you join the program? 1. GAC’s professional and experienced staff provides onsite, 24 hour assistance to make you a safe and fun tour. 2. Study and travel together, experience MORE of China than just a normal tourist -get to interact with locals, bargain, etc. 3. Homestay accommodation or shared apartment with Chinese roommate 4. Chinese immersion environment. Experienced teacher will teach you and accompany with you on the road to make language environment for you. 5. Culture workshops and excursions such as in calligraphy, cooking, etc. 6. Interactive activities with Chinese students in same age level and interests. Job opportunities with us? We are currently offering openings in: 1. Marketing 2. Business development 3. Consulting How to apply for this program? Visit http://goabroadchina.org/ and submit your application with us. We will get back to you for your requirements.

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New Contest Coming Soon

Wanted to give you all a heads up that a new contest is coming soon and the theme is travel. So start thinking of some great travel tips for driving, flying, adventuring in another country, and more. More details next week.

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How to make a portable copy stand?

I will be traveling in South America and need to bring a portable copy stand setup to photograph a book. Has anyone made a portable copy stand?

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How does one figure out their Estimated Time of Arrival if they know their rate of speed and distance?

When traveling by Automobile, if you know the distance between two points, and your speed, how do you figure out your Estimated Time of Arrival?

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Google Earth: How to open facing a chosen destination? Answered

Google earth opens with the globe turning to face the USA. I would prefer changing this to Europe, or when on vacation, to face my temporary location.  Is this possible?

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Where Should I Get Leather If I Have No Mailing Address?

I have been wanting to make a leather notebook for a while now, but haven't been able to find any and can't order any online. Any ideas?

Topic by NomadHobbyist    |  last reply


Can I make a portable electromagnet that will support my body weight? Answered

I would like to make a couple of electromagnets that will support my body weight, I'm about 75kg, the idea is climbing along underneath bridges ;) Is it possible? What sort of batteries would I need? I hope you can get what I mean. Thanks Jamie

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how do i make stickers stay on Samsonite?

I recently bought some Samsonite suitcases and am looking to make them a little more "visible" on the carousel in baggage claim. i was recently in the USA and bought "bumper stickers" from various places (for various prices) and only one of five remain. so the question is A. How do i make Stickers stay stuck on Samsonite? OR B. What type of sticker (decal, window sticker, other) would be best to stay on the suitcase Long Term?

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Keith-Kid's version of: The Hitchhikers guide to.. The Earth!

I just read this forum topic, and wondered why it didn't go anywhere.I read all the negative and positive comments on it. I still think it is a great idea and a great way to get the community to work together even more.Quote from the original post: So here's the idea.I've been thinking how cool it would be to do a collaboration and create a giant travel guide. But not just an ordinary travel guide, one written by all instructables members.We have enough people on this site that we could get a pretty good start on it. I think the idea would spread fairly quickly.For example, I would write a brief something or other about my state (North Carolina), and then a full length guide for Boone, the university town that I live in. I would include basic information like population, size, etc., and also where I like to eat, what kind of tourist attractions are here, why ASU beat Michigan, etc. Some one else could add to what I wrote, and someone else could add a guide for the Charlotte/Denver area, and so on. For another state/province someone would just add a new step, etc.I realize it wouldn't be an Instructable, in the strict sense, but it would be helpful nonetheless. Not to mention we could have a lot of fun with it.What do you all think?What do the Instructables staff think about something like this? (In light of the fact that this is not a step by step guide to any one thing)Let the discussion begin. =)i know a lot of people would argue that this is a DIY site, not a travel site. And I know there are tons of other sites like this. But here are a few of my points about why this would be a good idea:Great way to get the community even more unitedAlthough wiki...whatever it was is great, anyone can edit and erase stuff. Instructables has a very careful community that watches out for this sort of thing. Not to mention the higher quality that comes from an entire community that cares, not just one or two honest people out of 100 prankstersGreat way to learn about diffrent cultures and interact with them. Instructables has helped me a lot in my school work. I've learned a bit from UK from kiteman, and a lot of people know that I ask for a lot of homework help in the forums! My point is that this site is mainly a self improvement center, not just for a house or project, all these things just help improve ourselvesI'm thinking that each step could be a place. If there are a lot of things from one same place, there would be a couple of different steps.We could have an index in the intro that links to each country's steps.We could provide a bit of history, culture, society and Pictures!Ok now you can talk

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San Francisco Trip

Heading to San Francisco in April for a family wedding and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on things to do.  I'm bringing my three little girls, 10, 8 and 6, so we will have to do some touristy things.  They would like to see Instructables and I don't know if that is possible.  Specifically I need to find a moderately priced hotel,  a restaurant in China town or any tips you might have.  I am from Chicago and know that sometimes Google doesn't work so great, like suggesting a restaurant or hotel that was just featured on the nightly news, and not for good reasons.  Thanks in advance for any help. CDAwisconsin

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Laptop batteries + Solar panels = Backup travel battery

Here's the thing. I have had this idea for a while now to use some old laptop batteries to make a larger battery cell and some PowerFilm solar chargers to charge them. I have 10 good laptop batteries and 10 PowerFilm AA solar chargers to use. I travel a lot and would like to combine all of these to make a decent travel battery capable of charging an iPhone, iPod, iPad and/or camera batteries as needed.  Seeking some guidance to make this happen. Will be posting an Instructable when I'm fully capable of building this. 

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