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Topic by shadowninja31 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hey everyone. I would like to post an instructable about how to make a smoke bomb explode. The only thing that I am afraid of is if someone tries it and hurts/kills themselves by being stupid, can they sue me?
Topic by Trivium1224 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
umm...im trying to figure out why it says login sever down when u login,can u help me pls?thx
How can I have nearly forgotten?!?!Today is Martin Luther King Day.I would like for all of us to remember this great man, and his work. The world is a better place because of him, for that I salute him. Umm, I'm not the best at this sort of stuff, so... I propose a toast to Dr. Martin Luther King!Cheers!
Topic by KentsOkay 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
umm, well, i see knex hydrolics stuff around and i wondered how the hydrolics were made...cuz itd be really useful on my boats, thanks! if an instructible could be made on how to do it, then a link post, id be very happy! thanks in advance hedzup456 knex addict
Question by hedzup456 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Question by Yerboogieman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Umm... this was VERY WIERD! so here i am, sitting at my mother's computer, and i got bored. so, i picked up my handmade slingshot that i made from 2 pencils, rubber bands, and packaging tape. i then made a paper bullet and loaded it on my slingshot, and you will NEVER guess what i saw. My ammo's path CURVED!!! AND THERE WAS NO BREEZE WHATSOEVER! now THAT IS FREAKY!
Topic by the_TRUE_LINK_OWNZ! 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Umm basically I was taking a poke through my computer and found photoshops and the like that make so little sense to me it's unreal, the sheep thing was in my uploads, I have no idea where I used it in 'ibles but I did... I mean these are things I've made for some reason but I have no idea why, ninja sheep, magic stickmen, bush-zilla...
Topic by killerjackalope 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Umm, i just found this website called antics3d.com, and the software that used to be able to be downloaded for free, you now have to have a registered email from befor the site closed back in 08. i just found the website today, so i dont have a registered email. i am hoping that if somebody has a registered email, they would let me use it to download the new antics v5.1 and content pack. i have already checked the torrent sites i know about, but if you have a registered email or torrent site that you know offers antics, or even are willing to send me the setup exe, please private message me telling me where to get it. thanks!
Topic by A.C.E. 10 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
My skills include- sewing, weaving (potholders) What I'd like to make for someone- Hand woven potholder purse I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone else- (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: yes What i like- toys, trinkets, recycling, mostly anything What i don't like- umm.... nothing? I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) food items Type of thing I'd love to receive- wooden doll, recycled items, basically useless but cool items, etc.
Topic by carsoncool 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
umm, i was resently being bored with an arc welder (not a safe thing) and amzed to find that if you put enough energy into a normal red brick that it will chemicly start to decompose, it left a large area missing and with a grey almost glass like surface in the area with the most abuse, (this i can understand) the thing that i found that was odd about this was when i lookd at the small colection of metal that formed when it cooled, the main thing in it is iron (i was using an arc welder with normal rods and an iron rod) but i appears to have an almost flaking metal surounding it, its not impusitys that u normal get when weldin, it has an irridesent purple colour to it and is problaby made up from something in the brick. any ideas?
Question by thelastonekills 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi Guys, I'm a bit confused in parallel and series circuits and was hoping that someone in the instructables community could help me out. If I wire 3 Blue LED's (3v 20mah each) in parallel their amperage will add up but the voltage will remain same, which means I would be able to run those 3 LED's off 2 AA batteries and it would last for umm.. 2200/60 = 36 Hours. And if I wire those LED's in series the voltage would add up and I would be able to run them off a 9 volt battery for um.. 300/20 = 15 Hours. I wanted to know that if my calculations were right and that in both the ways will they be equally bright. Thanks in advance :). UPDATE I was a bit confused how to wire it up in parallel so I made a diagram can you guys tell me if it is correct?
Question by The Prickly Potato 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Okay, the joke I am going to be showing you is called "Meow". It was invented by my brother in 8th grade, and it is absolutely hilarious! Oh, and by the by, you need to be able to keep a straight face for this joke, or it will not work. So, the joke is very simple. You just insert a subtle "meow" into your sentence when you are talking to someone. Example: "Hey, man! How are you doing?" "Oh, pretty good, meow." "That's great." "So, meow, umm, have you heard of the concert coming to town? meow." "Yeah, I've heard of it." "Are you going? meow." "No, I can't." "meow. Well, that sucks. meow. Well, I'm going to the concert. meow." "Well, see you later, I have a bus to catch." "Okay, meow. See you later!" It really helps to make the pitch of the "meow"s to be the same as the sentence before or after. My brother had to do a speech in front of the class, and he said "meow" FIFTY-TWO times in the the speech, and nobody noticed!
Topic by eulaliaaaa! 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi guys umm well the title pretty much says it. For sometime now, many of you have known that I have been working on a new ball machine. However, one thing you should know about the ball machine is that I am quitting on it. :-( WHY? 1) Not enough space :-( - see pics 2) Not enough time - I know that you have to make time if you want to K'nex, but over the past month, I have not really had the chance to build at all due to studies and other stuff :-P. Its quite unpredictable when I was going to get it finished by These are the main reasons why I am quitting as well as I am not sure if I have enough pieces :-( BUT... After tearing down this ball machine, I will begin a new one hopefully. This one will not be high but it will be more wider, compact and dense around the bottom. I am happy to inform you that this will feature a white floor as well as 2 networks as far as I have planned :-). Anywho, thanks for reading this post and feel free to comment Also, for any of you wondering, the last picture is a new ball machine lift which I hope to post in a week or two. Till next time Hunter999
Topic by hunter999 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I searched the engine for turbines and ventilators, cos in summer it's kinda hot here. And today my room-mate used a tool-box to keep the kitchen's door open, so that we possibly get sum air/wind coming through the kitchen's window and the corridor to cool the rooms of each one of us, but i guess i need an idea of a ventilator. Say, not a usual one like my ceiling ventilator that hardly compensates my comps' heat, but a kinda turbine that i can build and hook onto our kitchen's window. If i had more of them, i probably could stream the wind systematically through all rooms. (what i think about is a litle bit like water-pumps); air in these times is not moving, but you need air's movement to cool, so i have to get the air moving and a "kit" that you can build, eventually amplify to get a "bigger one" of the ventilators (for the main stream from the kitchen). I wanna stream my flat with air ! My room.mate went in a min ago and he said, i should try it in my room - sure, but i got my ceiling ventilator and that one sucks the air from abnove to push it downwards, but i keeps stayin the same air, cos it dun move it from outside the house to inside and out again. Umm, sry, i've drunk a lil bit and it was really a weird day today, so sorry, if it sounds weird. I just wanna get rid of the heat in here and wanna do my part as crafter against the condition as it is. So, if you got any idea, would be great...
Topic by Luziviech 7 years ago
Hey guys I'm still here, I'm sorry Ive been super busy (college is coming up so =\ I gotta visit places, keep good grades, and all that stuff) Well wow I have time on my hands for once, I have a couple of days off from work, mid terms in school are done and the studying is over (THANK YOU!!!) anyways whats up everyone? I have no idea whats new in the knex world of instructables really... well umm what about me what have I been up to (other then what Ive said above?) ehh not much work, school, study, the average. however I got a new laptop hooray no more crappy weak one, no more 15 inch screens now 17 haha!. Also Windows 7 is beautiful! however one blessing that is also a curse for a retro PC gamer like me. It's 64 bit. 64 bit computers are out 16 bit programs are basically incompatible and remember that Knex wars game? Well after a while I forgot about it, and with 64 bit, I cant work on the Doom engine, or Wolfenstein. and N64... forget it please... Is there still a want for such a thing? Well even if there isn't I'm still gonna work on it, since my Programing teacher said I can do anything for my final, I guess a game would work. Now for something interesting Thank you DSman(insert numbers here) - for introducing me to Game maker. Ive gotten pretty good at it, granted not the best out there but good enough to successfully clone Wolfenstein 3D though I'm not a great AI person unless its gird biased as for multi player well I don't understand all this tutorials telling me so but hey I'm trying anyways so you be the judge on how good I may be, bellow is a picture of a game I started working on a while ago but only worked on it for like 4 days before my visit to NYU, then didnt have time to work on it since, but I think I'll put this game on hold. unless you guys want this insted
Topic by Sypran 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hello Again!So, What did I do today...During breakfast this morning I wrote up yesterday's log, which was exciting yet depressing... because of the burnt Peanut Butter Sandwich... no, that wasn't the top-secret project, DON'T WORRY!Other than that...hmm, well, initially, I just made some new "homepage images," then Billy and I attacked the semi-old yet miserably slow laptop that was attached to the "new" laser cutter and cleaned that out. Yeah, we made it run nice and fast =)After that, NoahW and I went out to Trader Joe's for Salad Club shopping. Yep, today was our day to cool lunch!Noah brought his mini-barbecue and we bbq'ed steak, chicken, and tofu! YUM! We also prepared a HUGE salad, which I'm not used to, 'cause I've never made salad before. For all of you who don't know how to make salad, basically, you get to kill a bunch of vegetables with a large, sharp, blade... VERY ENTERTAINING!Unfortunately, I forgot the muffin tin from "home" (Eric and Christy's House), so I wasn't able to bake muffins... there's always next week, though!After lunch, Jason, Noah, and I went out to home depot to get supplies for the top-secret project... I think I'll call it Proj. X, from now on. Anyway, we got all of the materials that we're going to need for Proj. X except for the surgical tubing V_v... it was just too darned expensive, so we're just going to order it online.However, tomorrow, we can start building! YAY!I'm starting to write up a new Instructable on my Hypercube Bubble maker, which should be published relatively soon. I'M EXCITED!I've also started on a template for the Instructables Badges, hopefully those will be rolling out of the laser cutter relatively soon, too!Umm... what else? Well, I MIGHT be able to make Cotton Candy Machine (Mark III) here! Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to use any of the heavy machinery (ie. the lathe), so I'll teach Billy how to use it and he could make my parts for me! This, However, depends on how much time I have to spend on projects, and if I'm willing to buy the aluminum (= a lot of $)Just for any of you who hadn't read my previous posts, I'm having the time of my life here at Instructables, and if you end up producing really nice Instructables, you might get the opportunity to intern, too! Remember, if there's a will, there's a way!Cheers,-MuffinatorP.S. I've included a picture of the view from my room. Yeah, I know, I had to make it all artsy... it's the Oakland Skyline at Night. It looks pretty cruddy in the "preview", so take a look at the full-sized image by clicking on the "I" in the upper left hand corner on the picture.
Topic by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Ok guys... I really need some help, I know there are some motor-heads around here on the forum, I really need some help from people on here with metal working/motorcycle/general small engine knowledge!!! See umm... yesterday, yeah well look at the pictures.. and trust me, my body is almost as mangled as the bike in the picture. I don't stop for NO ONE though, I want to fix this as my dad is pretty pissed about it (this weekend is father's day and he was looking forward to taking it out for a drive). Not only that.. MY BIKE IS TOTALED F?CK! I've done some googling and I can order some parts from the baja powersports website, as they have a parts catalog and even pictures to go with each part they sell, the weird thing is that they have like ALL the parts I could ever replace on the bike... except the front suspension.. like seriously everything under the kitchen sink EXCEPT any major front end parts (like said suspension)... Anyways guys, can someone PLEASE help me out here? I called a number on the baja powersports website and the guy said they don't directly deal with parts (even though it said it was a Canadian toll free parts number) and he asked for my postal code and found the closest "shop" next to me which is about a 30 min drive from here but oh well, I need the parts! Anyways look at the damage, it's pretty screwed up as you can see in the picture. But I want to know if maybe I can errr "bandage" it up a bit until I get said parts. The rim is kinda bent too... but I think it'll still roll forwards, I have the front end back together, my the left side sheered right off the bike and that part of the suspension will have to be replaced aswell.. Long post I know, but I'm a bloody hurting unit today, and my dad is very pissed off with me, this is a BRAND NEW bike guys! Surely someone can help me figure something? UPDATE>: After playing some phone tag and talking to A LOT OF PEOPLE over the phone, I'm getting like $500 worth of bike parts shipped to me within one business week, RIGHT TO MY DOOR! I'll tell you now when I hung up the phone with the guy, I nearly jumped through the ceiling, it's all gonna be covered under warrenty, even the shipping!!!!! I told the guy I'll be thanking him until next year! So all in all, my knee is still buggered up, but I'm a lot happier knowing that my 2 month old bike isn't a COMPLETE write-off! Thanks for the help anyways guys.... oh wait what am I saying, thanks for the criticism! But all in all, thanks for being by my side to laugh at my foolish mistakes fellow instructables members... I hope that everyone that reads this topic will see this and learn to be more responsible when driving ANY motorized vehicle!
Topic by Punkguyta 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
My truck, over the last few months, had developed a lovely little penchant for not wanting to restart once warmed up. This wasn't to bad as long as I didn't plan on being anywhere less than 3 hours, and kept my wife from sending me to the store. But with summer here and wanting to be able to run off and go fishing I decided to fix it. After doing some diagnostics I think the most likely culprit was a fuel pump that was sticking as it heated up, and I thought this info might help anyone needing to replace theirs. Day one, we'll spend this day dropping the fuel tank. Those repair manuals are really helpful, just slide a jack under the tank, unbolt the straps, drop the tank, disconnect the fuel lines and you're done. The reality is just a little different. Firstly the entire time you're working under your car a gently rain of road grime consisting of grease, dirt and decayed road kill will be falling into your eyes, ears and mouth. Second, there's a lot more lines going to the fuel tank than the manuals say, after sweating and swearing over trying to remove the spring clips the best option is just to cut any rubber lines since after 10 years they're all rotten anyways. Now struggle blindly to maneuver the fuel line disconnect tool into position by feel, while pushing the tool into the connection shove the fuel line in the direction of the tool while simultaneously stabilizing the fuel tank with your head. Once all the lines are cut or disconnected lower the tank using a jack, a couple of coffee cans and a bunch of short pieces of 2x4 and drag out from under the vehicle. Unscrew the fuel pump assembly and remove from tank, then detach fuel pump from fuel pump assembly. you are now done for day one since your wife has the other car. Day two, taking a section of each of the lines you cut, along with your old fuel pump, visit an autoparts store, hand the lines to the clerk and ask him for 3 feet of each size, now marvel in wonder as he LOSES the pieces you gave him between you and the back of the store. Smile nicely as he tries to explain what happened and then say "Umm No I don't need anything else" and leave. Go to second auto parts store where they will try to sell you, first, the wrong pump, and then, when they finally admit it won't work, they try to sell you the entire fuel pump assembly, say "Let me think about it". Go to dealer, laugh hysterically and vociferously ejaculate "Oh Heck, No!" when they say the pump is $439.00 and will be in Monday. Lastly drive to the final remaining autoparts store and say "Please tell me you have a fuel pump like this one" and rejoice when the guy say "Sure, you need the Bosch with the adapter socket, I can have it here by three". Weep with joy, go home and wait until three. Day three, the true horror is that we now reverse the steps taken on day one and there is no way to test if everything works until the last bolt is tightened, however day three began with a stuffed up head and severe vertigo caused by allergies, apply medication and go back to bed for several hours until you can stand without puking. When well enough, reverse the steps of day one. Fortuitously the majority of the road grime will have fallen on you already and this time it will be as refreshing as a summer's shower. Add two gallons to clean gasoline and start the vehicle, when the vehicle fails to start remember that you disconnected the battery. Remedy that and marvel when your vehicle starts, but the joy will be short lived when you remember that, oh yeah, it would start before. So now, hold out hope that it won't have the hot start problem anymore, but you'll never know if it will happen again, unless it happens again.
Topic by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Yes, I know, everyone likes to talk about their vacations and nobody wants to hear about them, kind of like dreams. Must be a quirk in the human conditions. So read on, or not. My wife decided she wanted to go on a cruise, now I had prejudged cruising and had no desire to ever go on one. But she searched around and found one that had a fishing in Key West excursion to convince me to go. Well she planned the whole thing, did all the work and really made the vacation happen. There was one small moment when we decided to cancel the cruise for financial reasons (her transmission went out) but discovered we were one day past the cancellation deadline, so we must have been destined. So anyways, on with the vacation. On the first day we drove down to Miami, about four hours, not to bad. We were so early that we decided to visit Fairchild Tropical Garden. Fairchild is a must see for those with a horticultural bent, eighty some odd acres of lush tropical gardens, though I still felt it wasn't quite as nice as Leu Gardens here. We had lunch at the garden before proceeding to the hotel. We stayed at the Holiday Inn, cheap but surprisingly clean with a friendly staff, and a view of the port. Unfortunately my wife became ill from the lunch, and I don't mean just a little ill, but the throwing up out both ends ill. She was so sick that she was curled up in bed crying. We thought we might have to cancel the cruise. But I loaded her up with acidophilus capsules and a dose of a medicine I take for a condition I have and told her we would decide come morning. Come morning she was feeling better but weak, so we decided we'd continue on with the expedition. That brings us to day two. Getting on the boat is similar to boarding the airplane with one noticeable difference, Port security is infinitely more professional than airport security. We only made one mistake, we didn't check our bags. Since you can board hours before the rooms are ready we were stuck with our luggage. There was a moment of Zen when we boarded, they greet you with food and drinks in an atmosphere of sybaritic luxury, but since it was Christmas they were playing music, the song they were playing when we boarded was 'Do They Know It's Christmas'. The rest of the day is exploring the ship and discovering I get seasick, yea! Day Three Nassau, we have swimming with stingrays and snorkeling planned, afterwards we plan on visiting Ardastra Gardens on our own. Swimming with stingrays was pretty cool, and I enjoyed the snorkeling, my wife who doesn't care for the ocean spent her time sunbathing. Eventually that planned excursion was over but we never got to the garden, I was too darned tired from swimming for three hours and my wife was sunburnt. So, back to the cruise ship to do what else, but eat. Day four Cococay, Royal Caribbean's private island, I have snorkeling planned, my wife has sunbathing. Now, admittedly, we're here at the discretion of the cruise line, so the snorkeling area is prescribed, but it's not bad, there's an area of about 1/2 an acre inside a breakwater and about 5-8 acres outside the breakwater. But here's the interesting thing, of all the people snorkeling, only 5 went outside the breakwater! Which means we each had an acre or more to ourselves (there was an additional area that was closed due to the currents). I did find two 'artifacts' while snorkeling here, the first was a dive glove, so I kept that as a 'trophy', the second, I was snorkeling in about 20 feet of water and spotted a distinctly man made object, a doughnut shape, so I swam down and dug up a bottle top, but not just any bottle top but the top of a pre-civil war 'case' Gin bottle. I though that was pretty cool. Now I've considered the idea that the area was 'salted' but I can't quite believe they would 'salt' with broken glass. So I think it was a genuine find. I, of course, returned it to where I found it after taking a picture. Day five Key West, I'm really in a bad mood this morning, because we have to do a 'papers please' inspection with ICE, but then it gets MUCH worse. There's an envelope under the door, my fishing trip has been canceled, lack of participants, the minimum was 5 people, I'm the only one who signed up. Anyways, wise to the ways of Gov't, I convince my wife to show up early for the immigration control, reasoning that 'It's better to be 15 minutes early and wait 30 minutes, than be 15 minutes late and wait 3 hours', guy looks at my ID, asks where I was born, they punch my Seapass (onboard ID/CC). So we go looking for another excursion, my wife wants me to go Kayaking, but I'm seriously exhausted from the past two days of snorkeling. So we decide the Butterfly Conservatory and the Aquarium are where we'll go. The Butterfly conservatory was beautiful, with dozens of species flying everywhere, landing on you and a selection of birds thrown in for good measure, The aquarium, well, umm, geez, I don't want to be mean, but I wouldn't go back. After that we walked around and enjoyed the architecture and visited the Mel Fisher Museum since I was hooked on books about treasure hunting as a kid (I have a metal detector, the most valuable object I ever found was my wife's wedding ring several weeks after she lost it.) And then back to the boat for more eating. Last day, they get you off the ship early, here, you don't want to check your luggage, if you do, you don't get off until they let you, if you carry your luggage, you can get off the ship first thing at 7:30 am. So once we're off the ship all that is left is the customs and the drive back. Customs was nothing, you hand a guy a form and you are done. The drive back was mostly uneventful until the last rest stop, then, of course, the truck won't start. Well it will start, but it's stumbling and sound like only one bank of cylinders are firing, in desperation I stand on the gas and it picks up, think that last fill up had water in it. I baby it the rest of the way home by drafting behind a truck and keeping to 65 and, obviously, we get home. So, goods, bads, and impressions The goods. The ships are insane about cleanliness these days, I noted that there was one individual who seemed to do nothing but wipe the stair handrails with disinfectant continually. The service was impeccable. The food was variable, but it varied from just good to fantastic, it was always hot and fresh, and you never saw the same item twice. The room also had a revolving menu of movies to watch, so I finally got to see Wall-e. The Steward cleans the room twice a day and turns down your bed while you are at dinner. The excursions take a lot of the 'what do you want to do? I don't know, what do you want to do?' out of the trip. And the room was surprisingly quiet. The bad, I realize that the excursions are done through independent contractors and therefore they are not the ones who canceled my excursion, but they could have informed me before hand that there was the possibility that it would be canceled. They push the drinks and the pictures, learn to say no. During the life boat drill the videographer comes up and says 'Can I get a wave from everybody?' and I turned to him and said 'No', he came back with 'Are you kidding me?' and I said 'I can't speak for all these people, but I'm NOT waving' LOL, he walked off. The elevators are slower than hell, if you use them, you will spend half your cruise waiting, use the stairs. Also there are six elevators amidships, three port, three starboard, when you push the elevator button, it only summons the three elevators on the side you push! Poor design, you can cut down the waiting by pushing the button on one side and quickly walking over and pushing the other button, but, of course, you have now tied up two elevators and are increasing others waiting times. Also, no one tells you that you will suffer dizziness after the cruise, both my wife and I have been having dizzy spells and a search shows it is pretty common. Oh, and I used a Walgreens waterproof disposable for the snorkeling, since you don't see any of those pix, you can guess how well it worked. Impressions Cruises are not for xenophobes! Not just the mix of passengers, but the crew is from all over the world, and I like that when they introduce themselves it was often 'Hello, I'm Melvin from the Philippines.' And as a member of the IBWF I enjoyed the diversity. The formal dining was assigned seating, but we only did it once, I was actually a little uncomfortable with the level of service, three waiters for two people? I'm not used to that. Lastly, tipping is expected, I feel that it should be included in the price of the cruise, so we did the pre paid tips, so we wouldn't have to deal with it. And finally, the myth of the 'ugly American' is just that, a myth, what I learned is that ALL tourists are 'Ugly' So, in Ebay speak, A++++++ Would Cruise again. If you read this far, you deserve a drink.
Topic by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago