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What type is this for? Answered

I'd never seen one like this. I was wondering if someone could clue me in on what type it was for. Thanks

Question by onrust    |  last reply

File types

Please turn down contributers that use .TMP files, and other weird types, that standard programs wont open

Topic by dwhite0    |  last reply

Computerless typing

Hey,    Would anybody know how i could make a keyboard that would work without a computer? My idea would by a keyboard that you could type in, and the signals would be sent to some circuitry (would an arduino work?) and stored until you could send the files of everything typed up into a notepad file. It would also have to be battery powered, and preferably not bigger then 2-3 times the size of a normal keyboard. I am making the idea so that i could type stuff when at places other then home (and i dont feel like taking my laptop (mostly for stuff like on the subway, or when waiting... (i don't care that it will look absolutely ridiculous!) Anyway, thanks for your help! Even if you don't know how to, but have any ideas, share them! everything is welcome! Thanks.

Topic by schumi23    |  last reply

Story Type?

Okay, I really like the "How to ship a tiger to Canada" story, and I'd like to know if that type of story (genre, if you will) has a name). Also, I think it would be fun to try making my own, so if anyone (Guppie?) has any tips, I'd be grateful. Thanks!

Topic by threecheersfornick    |  last reply

Backward Typing!

I just published a topic on cleaning juice stains from carpet. (home section) When I first started writing the topic, my 1st sentence came out ".der gnihtemoS" At first, I said 'what the??!!"  but then I realized that it was PRECISELY backwards of what I had written. "Something red." After deleting the glitch sentence, it went normally. Curious.

Topic by Toga_Dan  

Type of Animation

So I saw this video which is a wonderful video on physics: I really love the video content but was unsure about the name of the type of animation she used. Also, I was unsure about how I could go about doing this type of animation or similar. A few days ago, it struck me that technically speaking, she could have drawn a frame and then redrawn it multiple times and played them. Unfortunately, this is a huge amount of work to do so I was also wondering whether there was a faster way to achieve this type of animation (assuming I already have all the frames for a regular animation without the moving lines). I am not exactly a genius in the art and animation field but was very curious. I guess it would be possible to do a small scale animation like a title where I could write a title or something and then redraw it five or six times as close as possible and make it a GIF image but again, on a larger scale there would be a huge amount of work that would needed to be done.

Topic by blinkyblinky    |  last reply

Type of wood? Answered

I'm building a small simple boat however im stumped as to what type of ply wood to use and the thickness. I want to be durable so i thought of 4x8x1/2 plywood but the closest lumber seller is lowes and they dont carry anything of that size. So i figured i'd go to 4x8x1/4 only thing is its OSB utility panel wood, the only problem i don't know what utility wood is, i know what OSB wood is just not utility. My next option would be 4x4x3/8 plywood sheathing. So my question is which of those should i use or if i should use them at all?

Question by acepilot32    |  last reply

Type of diode

Hey everyone, I recently had an ASUS laptop to repair and after troubleshooting, found some damaged components among which is this surface mount diode (kindly see picture). I looked around for a datasheet but cannot find anything. Am also unable to find out exactly what type of diode it is from its code marking. I've had results varying from a 'leakage diode' to '3.3V zener diode'. However, I am suspecting it might be a schottky diode since it was in what looks like a boost circuit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Code marking: 100 98FP1  j Thanking everyone in anticipation. Kind Regards, Nawaz

Topic by Nawaz    |  last reply

Propellant Type

Would making lifting powder packing it in ur engine tube and then letting it dry produce more or less thrust than black powder? Also everyody says dont use pvc for engine tubes and this baffles me because ive always use it and ive never had a problem infact ive found it to work better i always seem to split cardboard could sombody explain to me why i shouldn't use pvc? And third what is a good way of getting two or more engines to fire at the same time as i have a 7.5 foot rocket that i don't feel like packing an engine the size of a bottle for again.

Topic by buildingteen    |  last reply

How do you type?

Well my computer teacher says always to keep your hands in the home row position(look at picture.) and not to do move your fingers around just to move them up and down to the according key. By the way the home row is.. a s d f g h j k l ; Now is this a better way to type or just to move your fingers around. another explanation: he says to keep your fingers on a s d f g h j k l ; and then curl them down or up to hit the key. Hopefully the pictures will clear it up.

Topic by Easy Button    |  last reply

Why do people type like this?

W Wh Why Why d Why do Why do p Why do pe Why do peo Why do peop Why do peopl Why do people Why do people t Why do people ty Why do people typ Why do people type Why do people type l Why do people type li Why do people type lik Why do people type like Why do people type like t Why do people type like th Why do people type like thi Why do people type like this? You see how space and time consuming that was?  I've recently seen a bunch of people writing like that, not just on youtube, but IN REAL LIFE!  Just today during class I happened to glance on an art portfolio where the owner of it wrote like that and then she had the nerve to say "You wish you thought of that".  No, there's a reason why nobody else thought of that.  To make it worse, there are people who go on and "deconstruct" the sentences so the result looks like a big arrow that just wastes space.  Long story short, it will just bug people.  Please knock it off if you do it at all.  And don't talk to me for doing it above, I was doing that to prove the points I made afterwards  as sarcasm. EDIT: For all of you doing it in the comments, all you're doing is proving how stupid you are and you are also making me wonder how you even manage to breathe. 

Topic by DJ Radio    |  last reply

what type of capacitor is this ? Answered

Hello , i just bougth some capacitor from electronic store.In my country ,English is not the nature language ,so i dont know what is the name of this type of capacitor in English .they have number 104( 100nF)  and other is 105(1uF).And they dont have mask witch pin is  + or  -  pin.Thay mean they are Non polarized capacitor ??  Here is the image of them . Thanks ! p/s: sorry for my bad English.

Question by login721    |  last reply

what type of movies do you like

I just want to take a quick survey about what types of movies are the most common (out of the people reading this)

Topic by acidbass    |  last reply

Never type again -how slackers make instructables

Check out my new instructable. It shows you how to never have to type using a free service called jott. You can then take that, add pictures, and make a complete ible without ever touching your keyboard. do you think?Eric, do you approve? Other Instructables staff?

Topic by LinuxH4x0r    |  last reply

what is the control circuit of a 12v dc gear type motor?

I need a control circuit or a schematic diagram for a gear motor to make it run and stop. It is being used in a magnetic pick and place using four bar linkage. The gear motor will run if the inductive switch detects metal found in the detection area and stop if  the metal is carried by a magnet and transferred to the designated area, and the four bar linkage or the gear motor will stop respectively. If you have questions regarding this details please ask me to make it more specific.

Question by belovebluesky    |  last reply

LED, bipolar diffused common-cathode ultra wha?!

I was browsing through one of my local supplier's LED catalogue..Literally overwhelmed by the types of LED out there.. Diffused, non-diffused, super flux, super bright, ultra bright, common anode, common cathode, flashing, bipolar, etc..Anyone care to enlight this electronics noob? Plus some of the LED spec says something like 630nm, 1800mcd, what do they mean? Thanks..

Topic by gyromild    |  last reply

Can you change a Photo Instructable to a Step By Step Instructable without creating a whole new Instructable? Answered

...and thereby loosing the associated data of an existing Photo Instructable? I created a photo style instructable which should probably have been a step by step, and though I understand that I can copy and paste, etc... I am still creating an entirely new instructable... and thereby loosing comments, votes, views, etc... as well as all the notations I placed on the images. Thanks for any help!

Question by davidandora    |  last reply

What type of bolt is this?

Is there a special name for the sleeve like bolt with an inside thread that's used in some scooter axles? I've tried searching for them as 'sleeve bolts' with no success, I want some for a project but the scooter axles are too short for my application...

Question by ambientvoid    |  last reply

What type of capacitor are these? Answered

Hello . I just get some non-polarized capacitor .But What type of capacitor are these? Thanks!

Question by login721    |  last reply

What is the type of this Diode?

Hi,all Please help me with a specific type of diode's symble is like a zener diode or Schottky diode.

Question by gada888    |  last reply

Favorite Type of Dog

So do any of you have a favorite type of dog? I like almost every dog breed there is that you won't accidently step on.......but I ESPECIALLY like Siberian Husky's.

Topic by LoneWolf    |  last reply

What Type of Handle is This? Answered

I was wondering what type of handle this is called, I am looking to build something with them, but I must buy the handle first. Thanks! The handle rotates in between the box and the metal piece.

Question by jacobdlyon    |  last reply

type of knex gun.

Do you like semi-auto,full-auto slide-action single-shot or pump action. below is a single shot.

Topic by T-man    |  last reply

A new type of contest

I think there should be a Leatherworking contest, to see who can make the best leather objects. Why should there not be one, there is a sewing contest last I checked.

Topic by McGyver2  

USB type C

Greetings, USB type c please? So I have spent alot of time researching different ways to light small ornament designs. I have considered EL lighting and LED, yet, in order for these lighting techniques to work sufficiently, you need 12v of power. There are Instructables to power these lightning methods per USB, however this ofcourse only provides the lightning with 5v. What I find quite surprising however is that there are no tutorials whatsoever with the new usb type: USB-C. Since USB-C can apparently provide 20v I wonder why there is little to no information available concerning these subjects. Are there technical limitations I dont know about? If not: would anyone please help me make usb-c powered led strips ^^

Topic by zeepjes    |  last reply

what type of coin is this? Answered

I am asking this question because i found it on the ground while walking, and i don't know what it is . i gave you two picture shots front and back.  1 who is the lady 2 what does the bald eagle mean 

Question by hellmaster993    |  last reply

What type of resistor?

Can anyone help me I'm not very good with electrics but I would like to know how to find out what type of resistor I would need to run power from my ps3 power supply to the fan... If I wire it straight it's running way to fast and would like to set it to a lower speed. I have used a 220k potentiometer in the past but dont want to have to adjust it plus they are to bulky is heir a certain kind I should b looking at??

Question by s3xo turbo    |  last reply

What type of animation is this?

So I saw this video which is a wonderful video on physics: I really love the video content but was unsure about the name of the type of animation she used. Also, I was unsure about how I could go about doing this type of animation or similar. A few days ago, it struck me that technically speaking, she could have drawn a frame and then redrawn it multiple times and played them. Unfortunately, this is a huge amount of work to do so I was also wondering whether there was a faster way to achieve this type of animation (assuming I already have all the frames for a regular animation without the moving lines). I am not exactly a genius in the art and animation field but was very curious. I guess it would be possible to do a small scale animation like a title where I could write a title or something and then redraw it five or six times as close as possible and make it a GIF image but again, on a larger scale there would be a huge amount of work that would needed to be done.

Question by blinkyblinky    |  last reply

What type of transformer is this?

I got this out of a wall-wart and am trying to add it to my stun baton to make a bigger arc, can anyone tell me the full info on how to use it as an arc generator using a 2000 volt input?    PS im doing this safely and DO NOT USE THIS ON LIVING THINGS JUST AN EXPERIMENT!!!!

Question by Myers Technology    |  last reply

Quadcopter Motor Type? Answered

Hi, I'm working on building a quadcopter.  I have everything figured out, but I'm wonder what motors (and where) I should get.  I would also like that motor to have a propeller mounted on it.  I have seen many Instructables for quadcopters, but none of them specify the motors/propellers.  If you could answer this, please do!  Thanks.

Question by Fission Chips    |  last reply

Help with Dynamo types

I have a question for everybody out there. It has been a very long time since I did this type of electrical design work, and for the life of me I can’t remember the principals. I know there are many different ways to generate electricity by using mechanical motion, and converting a motor into a dynamo is very easy. What I am trying to do is to make a brushless dynamo. I have taken my inspiration from a cheap hand cranked torch, and intend to improve on it a lot. In this torch it has a coil which has a flat disk magnet sitting above it. The magnet is spun creating the charge in the coil and is used by the LED's in the torch. What I want to know is how specifically the voltage (potential difference) is created in the coil. My experience of stationary coils is where the magnet is rotated inside the coil. Could someone please explain it to me? Many thanks.

Topic by Batdragon    |  last reply

baby type basket

I am looking for directions for a baby basket like a moses basket but without the basket. it is self contained and I have only scene one the sides are foam and the bottom a piece of plastic or wood I think. It has a hood like a bassinet for the head. The lady said she bought it at a craft shop somewhere. The instructions for use say it can be used for putting the baby in your bed to keep from rolling over on it or while on a trip at the hotel etc. It is adorable!! I would like to make one but have hunted everywhere for a pattern. PLeeeeeeease help Cindy

Topic by coke74402    |  last reply

Bullet Types and Designs

This is a place to post your various bullet types. I have included a short tutorial for what I call "Buck Shot" because it sort of has a spread of blue pieces. The other bullet is also in Gamer5's "Powerful Guns" forum topic. The other bullet isn't very special except that it has a hard impact, but it has a short range."Buck Shot"* Materials: Any Knex gun in which the ram comes almost (within 1cm) of the end. Seven (7) blue spacers (there are six (6) in the picture, though you need Seven (7)) One of those launchers that you can get in some sets and that you flick to shoot a Missile about ten feetPicture 1: MaterialsPicture 2: Cock the gun and put the launcher in the barrelPicture 3: Put the spacers in the launcher in the barrelPicture 4: A self-explanitory picture of the other bullet I mentionedPlease post any of your bullet designs and what they are good for.*I have posted this here instead of in a seperate instructable because it is too short to have it's own instructable.

Topic by Whaleman    |  last reply

Looking for a type of switch

Hi People of Instructables! I hope I am posting in the right place. I am looking for a switch that when you walk pass a point it shuts off and when you walk the other way past that point goes back on.   For example... I have a flash-light in my hand, when I walk through a doorway into a house the light turns off.  I go through the doorway the other way (to the outside) the light turns on. Conditions: It has to be able to do this through cloth as the flashlight could be in my pocket. It can only work when you walk through the doorway but not when standing near the doorway Does anything like this exist?  if yes what is it called? I have been searching the 'net and not been successful as I don't have a clue what I am looking for. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading my post! TheLastPrincess

Topic by TheLastPrincess    |  last reply

what type of this ir sensor??

What type of this ir sensor??

Question by ouwelou    |  last reply

the next new knex gun ideas? Answered

I was just wondering, what type of new knex gun would you have to make to be a 'Knex god'. i mean there doesn't seem to be any more things we can do other than model guns or maybe a Rocket propelled grenade (which would be hard). can someone help for ideas of a mech - not a model of a gun, something that we dont have anyform of.

Question by barrax    |  last reply

Unable to filter searches

When I try to search the instructables website I'm not able to alter the scope of the search. My searches return comment, forum posts, etc rather than just instructables. The search type combo box reverts to "All" and doesn't work. If I use the whole site search (top-right corner of the page) it does limit the search to instructable articles, but if I use the navigation links (Next, page 1, etc), the search again reverts. I was also unable to search the forums to see if this had been reported by others. Here's my platform: Windows XP SP3 Firefox 3.5.3 with clean profile Also tested with Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702 Cookies enabled Javascript enabled McAfee Security Center (Antivirus and Firewall) Linksys BEFSR11 Router Comcast cable internet

Topic by tinkertime    |  last reply

Can someone tell me what brand or anything about this mp3 player? Answered

I was given this mp3 player by a friend and know nothing about it. I dont know the brand, the age, the software. there are no marks anywhere to identify any of those things can anyone help.

Question by steve-lane    |  last reply

How good is the steel 4Cr13MoV ??

I've got a knife made out of it, and I was wondering how good it is, I know its some sort of Chrome-Molybdenum but this one has got a hint of Vanadium which I know some tool steels are made out of, Could someone please shed some light on my question??

Question by Muscelz    |  last reply

Title in Primary Images

Dear Instructables Authors, Does anyone find the current trend of putting the title of an ible in the primary image as visually offending as I do? The format of the site puts the title right below the image in a concise and legible manner that doesn't interfere with the image of the project. Why clutter your image with unnecessary (often poorly chosen) typography? Please stop. Sincerely, Aesthetically Repulsed

Topic by Brooklyntonia    |  last reply

What type of sled am I thinking of? Answered

Basically, I need plans for a sled that will be pulled by humans and should be about 2 feet wide, 8 feet long has triangle walls on the sides and then a rectangle in the front. It has skis on the bottom of it. If you just tell me the type of sled I am thinking of, that would help a lot. Have a site with plans for the sled I am thinking of? That would be even better. Thanks

Question by jacobdlyon    |  last reply

bad switch on dremel multipro 395 type 5 variable speed

Im told the switch for the tool is obsolete, there isnt a serial # on the warning lable or any where else on tool only these #'s pa6-gf33, lr5947 and near cord in circles 7  6  8. i dont know witch switch to use. thanks for any help!.

Question by myoldcar3    |  last reply

Help! When I type in the message body, I can't see the text until I publish it.

Basically what the title says. I have to guess what I'm typing. 

Topic by Zem    |  last reply

What kind of tech deck do you have?

What company is your deck?????????????

Topic by Xander da gr8    |  last reply

how do you 'refill' ink tape for a typewriter?

I bought an old typewriter and i can't find any new ink tape, any ideas to re-use the old tape?

Question by lieuwe    |  last reply

Can you identify these cars? I'm not a car guy.

I'm not a car guy - at all.  I mean, I like them...  They take me where I need to go...  But as for makes, models and years I am completely in the dark.  Below are some photographs of cars.  Can you identify them for me? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Question by iPodGuy    |  last reply

What's the name of this type of switch? Answered

What's the name of the type of switch then works by rotating it, and you can keep rotating it on one direction.  Like the kind of switch that controls the volume in a car.  I'm assuming that every click switches between being it conducting and not conducting?  I need to use one with a micro controller (I don't want to use a potentiometer because they can only rotate so much) and I need to know the name so i can buy one.

Question by guyfrom7up    |  last reply