unknown tool?

This was found in a barn-it has two moveable claws and a stationary middle piece-can't figure out what it could be--HELP

Question by ronfoster 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Unknown Tools

Recently bought an old tool box at an estate sale. The photos are of several tools that I have no idea what they are or what they may be used for. Can any one tell me what the tools are and how they are used?Thanks.

Question by erikgilliam 8 months ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


Unknown bayonet

Hi there, I wonder if anyone could help me identify this bayonet please and tell me something about it. It came from Romanian Eastern Carpatians , where fought in August 1944 the germans, hungarians, romanians and russians. Many thanks,

Topic by spiros69 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


More things unknown

I have some equptment that a friend gave to me and after a consult with google, I cant find any info on them online.

Topic by The Ideanator 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


unknown wooden mask

I found a wooden mask (Indonesian,African ?) and need some help identifying it. Contact email is catrtoo@yahoo.com

Topic by ronfoster 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Unknown fear in parkour?? Answered

     Okay, my sicheeaytion is this:          I'm practicing for parkour, and I practice my vaults and rolls by jumping off of my porch. The rail is very easy to go over, and it really isn't that high. About 6 feet. I was leaping off of it like crazy, not getting hurt. But within, oh, 17 hours or so, I was always stopping mid jump, just as I was going over the rail. I always put my foot down, stopping myself.  I've tried all of the tips, like motivation, visualization, and believing. I don't even think of the bad outcomes that are possible. But every time, I stop.     What is happening??????    

Question by eulaliaaaa! 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


whats the value for this capacitor? please help. Answered

Question by bubble_gum_chewing_gum 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is this? Answered

Found it near a local creek and dont have a clue what it is but it looks like its a land mine. It probably fell off some heavy machinery but i am not positive. 

Question by Aron313 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Trying to identify this item?

Obviously I am new here if I posted in the wrong place please tell me where to post.    Is this a Farm implement, tool, heater. It is about 25" tall, with a 10" diameter. There is a closed bottom why it is raised off the ground i don't know. Rust area is from prior heat damage to the galvanized metal. It is too early to be a charcoal brick starter. I know it is not a chicken feeder. All answers will be appreciated.

Question by nero23 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Can anyone help me identify what this is or what it does? Answered

This part has come into my possession and I am curious as to what it does.  If any more pictures are needed or you cant read anything just say so.

Question by flybye22 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Please help me identify this object.

I found this object in an old area of Big Sur, California with my metal detector several years ago.  It appears to be very old and has a small hole drilled through it.  You can see writing/ markings on it but I have no idea which language it could be.  It's not very thick.  I'm not sure what it's made of either other than some type of metal. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Dave

Question by DavidU1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


identifying unknown electronic component? Answered

Could anyone tell me what the red electronic component might be?

Question by nfarrow 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Identifying unknown temperature sensor? Answered

Could you tell me the darkseagreen temperature sensor name or type? From the look of it.    * 2-wires    * Darkseagreen    * Rounded shape from side view    * It was used to detect ambient temperature    * No label or symbol whatsoever on it

Question by bjax22 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Help Identifying unknown Transformer

Hello I got this transformer from an old ups, there are four wires on the primary side black, blue, green , yellow and two on the secondary red and blue. This transformer used to charge 12v 7.5ah battery also converts it back to 220V in backup mode. Tried testing its output and got this (Mains 220V) Black to ground Blue to mains-> 7.9v on secondary Green->5.5v Yellow->6.5v Connecting Blue and Green to mains and it was a shot circuit and blown my fuse. I want to use this for making a decent power supply 12v+ output, is this possible? I also saw this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc4GZM-kFUY&hd;=1 The guy is using his ups transformer for generating hv to power cfl using tip122, i am not sure how to do this using my transformer. I need to make use of this transformer somehow, otherwise its just eating dust at my home.

Topic by Clarkdale44 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


help identifying an unknown object? Answered

Its about 4" long, solid brass, appears to have been nickel or chrome plated at one time and has four screw holes in it. any help with identifying it is greatly appreciated.

Question by mr.mountaineer 6 years ago  |  last reply 9 months ago


Help identifying an unknown object?

Any idea what these are? I think they’re from a surveyor possibly around the 1950-60’s but not certain what they are. They’re appear to be made of plastic or lexan and don’t appear to have any optical qualities. The three pieces are concentric in size and have a goove on one side. They came in the leather pouch shown in the photo. Thanks in advance!

Question by ericdube 1 year ago


Cleaning an unknown metal object

My husband and I just moved into a new house on 5 acres. While cleaning some of the 'back' yard, I found a small metal coke/beer shaped-type bottle. It is obvious to me that it is a promotional or key chain fob or similar object. It looks like it screws together in the middle top to bottom. That is the crucks, it is frozen closed so the curiosity in me is trying to find how to unscrew the item. Any suggestions?

Question by ladynavyvet 6 weeks ago  |  last reply 6 weeks ago


Need help with unknown component

I'm having a little trouble figuring out what this little fellow is. I recently got a grab bag of components and so far only two have puzzled me, this is one. I'm really just not sure how to identify it so if someone would be kind enough to help out it would be greatly appreciated. markings: (symbol looks like ti maybe) 8432 el salvadore 660570 61047

Topic by chandlerman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What is this?

Please help me identify this small, unknown metal object.

Topic by byant 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Unknown Part of Drill - Help? Answered

This should probably be an easy answer, yet I'm unable to find it through Google. On almost, if not every hammer drill, there's a part that lets you connect a handle to the drill, like this:  https://db1736767dbd5e7094bb-d61bbc5d0b342a54145a236e2d5d1ebf.ssl.cf4.rackcdn.com/Product-800x800/bfe965c8-660a-43ae-ba31-b870da3a96af.jpg or like this:  https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB132G1LFXXXXc7XpXXq6xXFXXX7/-font-b-Press-b-font-Bench-font-b-Drill-b-font-Stand-Rack-Repair-Tool.jpg (clickable links in the comment below) How is that part called? A collar? Thanks.

Question by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Can anybody identify this tool? Answered

Unknown pliers-like tool. Black enamel paint over grey metal. No markings. Approximately 12 inches long.

Question by POiP 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


What is this electrical component? Answered

Can anyone tell me what this is? and if so a good site to by it. thank you!

Question by nfarrow 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can anyone identify these?

I'm curious what these might be.  I recently found them in my attic, 5-6 feet long, matching set of mirrored panels.  Seem more decorative than functional, very thin metal, and one of them has rusted clear through on one side.

Topic by yokozuna 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is this? (speaker circuit)

I found a pair of broken speakers in a junkyard a while ago and wanted to take the good-looking connectors. When I removed them from the chassi I saw that there was a circuit board on the other side and now I wonder what it does. At first I thought it was an amplifier, but there is no connection for power or batteries. I made some schematics of the circuit, I hope that will help. Gogo gadget, internet community intelligence!

Topic by Jur 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The hum (sonidos en el cielo)

Arriesgándome a que alguno diga "ya me parecía que el viejo este estaba chapita" voy a comentar algo, por las dudas alguien haya escuchado algo parecido: Miren este video, y luego lean mi comentario (como rimar2000) de hace un rato: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMdUKHGHLFQ y díganme qué opinan. Yo estoy re intrigado con ese tema. Acá hay referencias en inglés: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sky+sounds&oq;=sky+sounds&gs;_l=youtube.3.0.0l2.98201.101882.0.104924.10.10.0.0.0.0.538.2621.3j3j0j1j0j3.10.0...0.0...1ac.1.NP_nZZtRbjQ Lo curioso es que se ha repetido por todo el mundo, y es algo reciente porque no hay registros de años anteriores. -------------------------------------------------------- At the risk that some say "and I felt that this old man was crazy" I will say something, just in case someone has heard something similar: Watch this video, and then read my comments (as rimar2000) a while ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMdUKHGHLFQ and tell me what you think. I'm very intrigued with this subject. Here there are English references: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sky+sounds&oq;=sky+sounds&gs;_l=youtube.3.0.0l2.98201.101882.0.104924.10.10.0.0.0.0.538.2621.3j3j0j1j0j3.10.0...0.0...1ac.1.NP_nZZtRbjQ The funny thing is that has been repeated throughout the world, and it is recent because there are no records of previous years.

Topic by rimar2000 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


what does this cd4011be chip do?

On the datasheet it says its a CMOS NAND GATE, what does it do and what do i use it for? http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/113449/TI/CD4011BE.html  <<Datasheet

Question by zack247 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Impossible to identify microcontroller? Answered

So I took apart a remote control for a cheap helicopter. There is a 14 pin microcontroller on board. Unfortunately it looks like any other 14 pin IC out there and there are no markings on it. Is there anyway to identify possibilities. For example if I mapped where each pin goes on the PCB. Luke pin one goes to the LED's, pin 2 goes to the joystick, etc. Is there any way to "read" the chip to figure out what it might be?

Question by MDheliMech 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


I finally unpacked my equipment bag I took to the Maker Faire and Whoa....

I realized that I had taken some things I had wanted to share with the group that I had acquired over the past few years, and totally forgot I even had them on my person (much like I kept forgetting I had a camera on me). Below are the few bit of things, one of them of course I DID demonstrate.  :-) I also purchased one book (I had limited funds) and although I decided, because of the lower price, on the book Geek Dad,  I kind of wish I had spent the extra $9 and picked up The Best Of Make.  I have gotten a few ideas from the book so far though, so it is not a total wash out :-)

Topic by Goodhart 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Found a REAL Sea Turtle in a Dumpster?

I was at the beach a few days ago for a school field trip/ biology class. I'm always searching for material for projects, so I figured that while I was waiting for others, I would take a look, as something that looked like a motor caught my eye. It was just a rusty motor, but on the way back, while walking near a dumpster, I spotted something HUGE inside.  A REAL SEA TURTLE IN A DUMPSTER? I didn't know if it was real, but: There was no smell - no flies and bugs too. It's either a fake turtle, or has died recently.  The shell was peeling. The shell of a tortoise is in one piece, but the shell of a turtle is different? The head looks like it has been connected to the shell. I don't think that means it's a real one. The rear left leg looks just so real. If it's actually real, I would think that someone spotted it, dead, on the beach, and called the people that deal with that stuff. I think that it's pretty unlikely that the turtle fell in, as it would have probably landed upsidedown, and because it's pretty far from the swash (?) zone, even though I know that can travel way more than that, probably even uphill. Pictures below. What do you think? ᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴬᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴᴴ

Topic by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What in the world is this???

Found in river in florida

Topic by stevetsr1. 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


I have an unknown Nerf gun... Answered

This used to be my brothers Nerf gun. He got it at Chuckie Cheese about 3 years ago. The gun is spiderman themed and it used to have a few spiderman stickers on it but they fell off. My brother asked me to fix it so I did and then surprisingly he just gave it to me. After it became mine I wanted to figure out what it was (if it had a name). It looks allot like the Nite Finder EX-3 but is about half the weight. Its actually not a Nerf gun, because the black circle thing says Fei Xiang. It didn't shoot regular nerf bullets or stefans (it came with its own special darts that we lost) so thats why I did the CPVC barrel mod.

Question by DBMods 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to find inductance of an unknown inductor? Answered

I have some inductors harvested from an old power supply.They don't have an induction rating and I want to measure them.How do I do this?

Question by Derin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


question on an unknown super Nintendo accessory

When i got my super nintendo i bought it used and it came with the little box in the picture. i can't find anything about it online. on the box end it looks like a computer gameport and on the other end its a snes controller plug it seas total control. an answer as to what it is will be greatly appreciated.

Question by mr.mountaineer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Your thoughts on "UFO's", strange things and the unknown

Don't take what comes below too serious please ;) I thought for the start of the new year it would be fun to talk about things we take for granted or that we would call nonsense. You know topis like those provided by Erich Däniken and other that think outside the conventional archiological range. Modern science has provided us with new insights into very old stuff but also a new look on things we thought to know better anyway. Here is some food for thought: 1. India... In this beautiful and old country it was discovered that hundreds if not over 2000 years ago people used lathe technology on stones. For example to make pillars with a weight over a few tons... Chains were created from molten rock and in many areas you find polished stone that even after hundreds of years still has a mirror finnish. Some of these creations are claimed to be made with hammer and chisel but how do you get a displayed accuracy that even modern technology struggles to provide? I don't want to clutter everything with video links but check Youtube and you will find temples in India showing musical granite pillars and chambers carved into solid rock with a precision that seems impossible! If that long ago human knd already knew about gear systems and lathe technology, then what else have we lost over time that we now claim as new technologies? How could anyone polish an entire granite hall and a big one that is to a mirror finnish? 2. Peru... Apart from being full of archeological wonders there is also the impossible to be found. The Nazca region shows, in aerial views, kilometer long and perfectly straight lines. In other regions, also in other continents, we can see images of strange people or artwork - again only from high above ground level. Some of the artwork is only in correct proportions and with proper contours if watched from a very specific angle to the mountain in question. The kilometer long lines are not simply on standard mountain faces but instead on top of mountain that have the top removed to be perfectly flat. And even with a lot of posible options to interpret the lines they look like any other huge, modern airport landing strips - including runways and tracks to areas we would call terminals or service bays. You can ignore all possible ways to interpret the design and possible use, what you can't ignore is the missing mountain top and level of accuracy on such a massive scale! 3. Pyramids... On all continents except Australia we find pyramid structures with very similar features in terms of proportions, angles and the way the face in a certain direction. In Egypt they just recently found another hidden chamber... Tunnels, too small for a human to fit point to stars and star signs. Some of the tools used to create were found with the help of small robots but also that some seem to be quite modern in age. Did grave robbers use them at a time were it is beleived that such tools were impossible to create? Or could they be as old as the pyramids itself? In south america we find pyramid structures looking quite similar to those in Egypt - why so similar in features and appearance if there was no contact between the two civilisations? To make things worse some of the Inca structures show tunnel and channel systems "leading" to the pyramid in question. Classic thought is that they were like tunnels to direct water or provide access in the beleive the jungle was not removed to hide the complex. Makes no sense if you see the city like areas that are now exposed and studied. I mean: how would created a city in the jungle without removing the trees?? What could make you wonder is a simulation that was performed several years ago. Based on a computer model in 3D different theories were tested. Irrigation was ruled out quickly, same for access routes or secret tunnels for the priests. One funny student got bored and decided to play god. Assuming the Inca priests would call their gods in the sky temple to provide rain he let a monsoon go down on the pyramid. The result was unexpected so he showed the results to his companions and they did the same test agin but simulated a massive airflow going down directly on the pyramid. Turned out the flow would be directed away under ground with more efficiency than systems Nasa uses today for rockets and space shuttles... Mind you the tunnels are far from straight and without this simulation it was trusted that they could not do this stuff... We now have rocket technology that uses surface direction and vector control. The square and flat designs leave a void insight that pretty much perferctly match the angles of those inca pyramids? Apart from pure coincidence, what could be the reason for this match in shape and angle with a tunnel system perfect to remove hot engine gasses? Ok, I admit, not all continents, the pyramids in Bosnia are just a hoax, so Europe is out of the race ;) Sorry Semir :) 4. Artwork... Be it here in Australia, the African desert or America - we find images of mystical people or rulers that could make you wonder. Again modern tech in the form color filtering, desitity readings and 3D scanning provided us details unseen before. If you think of gods in very ancient times and try to imagine you would be a native: What do think how many different images of their god could 100 people imagine? Let's agree it would be plenty... But if we study artwork in caves and rocks from around the world we find similarities that IMHO can't be explained. Many show features that, compared with modern technology, could be mistaken for helmets, gloves or even manual control systems. Others show things thought to be as simple as pine cones to resemble modern milling or finnishing tools. Again only possible by enhancing details the naked eye won't see. With no contact to each other and often thausand of years apart: What could the reason for having images of their gods show very similar and sometimes identical "features" ? 5. UFO technology and sightings... Some people love to post videos of secret weapons and UFO's that are simple rocket launches at a perfect time and with perfect weather conditions to attract attention. But what about the things we don't get to see? Just recently the US finally admitted to have a program to investigate what we might call "UFO activity", quite costly one too... This means a lot of leaked videos from fighter planes or spy planes you find on the net are actually the real deal. Often "enhanced" with editing tools but authentic ones have been released by the military and other organisations now too. If it happens over US ground and no US organisations admits to be flying the things we see than what it is? Right, it is a UFO - An Unidentified Flying Object! Does not mean it is alien, despite far too many people thinking an UFO must be alien :( UFO means just that! At the time of seeing it the ones seeing it can not identify the craft or "thing". And, no you are not alone! ;) Happens in all parts of the world and even commercial pilots upload what they can't explain. Oh, you are still a sceptic? Does that mean you think some of these sightings must be alien or do think someone down here uses technology we are not supposed to know of? If you are like me you might like to relax watching the live feed from the ISS. In case you are not try it anyway! Every noticed that that despite the stations own speed "forgeign" objects appear to come towards the station or even to grow in size very quickly? If so you also noticed another very strange thing... No matter what happens up there the stream keeps playing, even at times when the station is moved around a bit to avoid a possible hit with debris. But every single time something appears to move around the ISS or come close to it the feed cuts out. Ok, not every time, for well known stuff orbiting around like satellites, other stations, rocket lauchnes or supply flights they stay on. So, what are those flying objects changing course and direction or even circling the station? Why does the live feed cut out once an object is identified to be unidentified? 6. Roswell technology boom... Some think the US did take ownership of an alien craft, you know the stories and movies I mean... So called eye witness reports and some leaked documents all claim certain unknown technology in great detail. Anything from fibre optics and microchips, over "intelligent metals" to light enhancing glass lenses and seemingly indestructable fibres... Some say that if we would had the option to copy and understand the technology to copy it (without knowing anything about it of course) then the tech boom of the 60' would have been instantly. Imagine flat screen TV's and smartphones with GPS 50 years ago for everyone... ;) 7. Great land in the south - Antartica... The mysteries originating from Antartica range from Atlantis over hidden civilisations and living dinosaurs to the often claimed secret Nazi base with submarines and lost technologies. We all know that life as we know it can't really exists down there, so no strange animals, ancient creatures or a possibility to sustain a secret military base some 60 years ago. Or it there more to it?? Warm lakes containing fresh water with signs of life in them have already been discovered. Same for caves under the ice with temperatures far above freezing - constantly and again with signs of life. Ages ago the continent was still joint with other and in a warmer region so no wonder to find fossils. If we already found places that sustained life for thausands of years then what living things might be down there? Maybe even a place like the Galapagos Islands but for life thought be extinct - imagine Jurassic Park for real under the ice ;) With thriving life, vulcanos, rivers, lakes and all long before the dinosaurs it is not hard to imagine the remains under the ice and carved into the mountains. In todays times it all covered by ice and the sea level is much much higher, so again not hard to imagine that there might be rivers running off under the ice and into the ocean. Some maybe even connected to lakes in a hot spot sustaining life. A secret base from some secret part of the Nazi regime over 60 years ago?? Well, with all we know today about Antartica and is also known about the technological options available at that time it is possible. A submarine could have operated for days or even a few weeks under the ice with support ships available. Not just with so called secret tech but simply with a big sub on a minimum crew and the support of crude ways to reclaim and produce oxygen. If an entrance to a river leading to a suistainable area exists or existed at that time it would have been just a matter of time and endurance to find it. Of course we can't know if it was already found and removed or used since those with capable submarines and technology these days would not talk about it ;) But private or non government explorations map and drill more than ever, so once they hit "restricted areas" or create their own base and research station under the ice we will know ;) What to do if you actually see (or think you do) a real UFO?? Grab the oldest and dirtiest camera aou can find, mount it on the end of your longest fishing pole and create the shakiest video possible. And please make no references at all that would allow to get on the loctation, time or date. Jokes aside there is a good option these days, your modern smartphone, telescope, GoPro or favourite drone. A fake is often uploaded in very bad resolution often so low you might think an old webcam was used. Good fakes are often just a rocket launch, so check for this before you claim it is of unknown origins. Modern tech allows us to record a video in 4K at 60 or even 120FPS , so no excuse for a 320x240 AVI video LOL Optical zoom causes bad results so try to avoid it if possible. Image stabilisation can do wonders for free hand shots of moving objects, so crank it to the max even if the resulting video is a bit smaller in resolution. Geotagging is also a good thing as it allows an easy reference. You might see much more with you eye than what the video show, or in the best case the other way around. That means before you upload take a step back and try too see the video like someone who was not there when it happened! Are the movements reall that impossible? Is it really not just a plane, rocket flares? What sounds did you hear at the time or shortly after that might not be audible in the video? Sometimes a plane in the distance still is in the sunlight while you already stand in the dark - keep elevation in mind ;) Compare with other videos online that claim to be taken around the same time and area - sure you did not film a rocket launch? But if your video is crystal clear and shows the impossible in great detail you might want to check for the usual markings on military aircrafts or flashing lights in green and red. Still all good and impossible to explain? Then what are you waiting for? Tell us where, when and with what type of gear and upload the video so we get evidence of unknown technologies in the use/testing or an actual UFO - Unidentified flying object, until we know better. ;) Again don't take me too serious today but enjoy some of the thoughts and let your imagination wander off a bit. Lost technologies and knowlege exists, existed, is found again - whatever you want to call it. If humans could move stone blocks the size of a small house and create them with an accuracy down to the mm then they might have known more than we think they did. If we could melt granite to form new things, manipulate its sound or carve hollow heads of just a few mm in size then again we lost something well worth knowing. If in ancient times people had no way of seeing really distant and dim stars then how were they able to accurately map them and predict their movement? If milling and lathe technology was known and used when in other parts of the world we were happy to create simple and weak tools: How was it possible to create gears and know about planetary gear systems? If the evidence of the work clearly shows advance technologies used then where are the tools used and why can we find any written records or images of it being used? If even the all mighty US military, secret agencies and space programs fail to explain what they encounter quite often since we fly around: What is really that seems to try to hide from us while appearing to watch how we evolve, explore and fight wars? Since you still bother to read all this nonsense: If it appears we have "evidence" of the existance of beings capable of flying or even space travel since the dawn of time and add all the modern evidence: Is it possible someone or something has been watching us since humans came to be? Did "they" guide some cultures at some stage during their evolution to show us modern ways of creating alloys, machine stuff or understand what was magic or the gods at that time? And if they did help our evolution in some parts then why did this greatly improved society disappear with no more trace than their stone remains? How would we react if they dare to help us again? Is there a reason that even after countless encounters noone tried to shoot one of the UFO's down? I mean, not even a claim for trying since Rosswell..... Not any evidence of a recent landing either..... Or are we just watched so closely because they want something back we too from them??? ;) I blame all spelling mistakes on my annoyingly unresponsive keyboard. But if you still find some then feel free to keep them! I still demand a fee if use them to make money from them ;)

Topic by Downunder35m 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Can anyone indentify this component?

This component it is in this link:

Question by dcmania21 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I have a material that came from a coffee bag and I want to know what it is? Answered

All I know I have this coffee bag and I can see threw one side of it and not threw the other. I want to use it for an instructable but I need to know what it is so other people can make my project. Thanks for the help.

Question by inconceivable1 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Mystery Contraction ? Answered

Hi all,  I found this contraption today at the tip and was wondering if anyone knew what it might be?  It has been hand-made and looks like it measures something but I can't work out what.  It has a micro amperage meter, an LED, a bunch of coils which look like they are from a heater, and also a analogue clock on top with no hands.  Oh and it also has some small glass tubes on top which look like micro movement switches. I thought it might be used to measure lightening or some other environmental effect.  Maybe earthquakes? any ideas?

Question by lonesoulsurfer 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


thermoresister

Somebody tell that how to know the datasheet of an unknown thermoresister

Topic by navdeep singh chahal 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I have no clue what this is...

 With a sequence of click-click-click-click-click pause X'3? ( with an initial click-click ), I'm thinking that this electrical dial was for an alarm, then again it may not be as part of a warning/alert system at all.  Given to my dad by his dad who served in the navy in Nam. Here's a link to a video I uploaded to YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huHTDpLh9sQ&sns;=em thanks!

Topic by Lags witch 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What type of Hand-Planer is this?

My Grandpa recently gave me a super old Hand-Planer which I want to restore, But I don't know it's type... Does anyone know what type of Hand-Plane this is? I tried to search it on Google, And I think it might be a "Wooden Block-Planer", But I'm not sure I've attached pictures of it below :) Also, Am I supposed to say "Hand-Plane" or "Hand-Planer"?

Topic by Yonatan24 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What it this component and how do I use it? Answered

Hello, smart people! I hope you can help me. I found this component inside a computer PSU. On the buttom it says "305-32114-220 rev:2 0449" but I haven't been able to find any information from that. It looks like a coil, or transformer. And it has a capacitor on top. But it only has two wires, so what is it? And what is it used for? Thanks in advance.

Question by toelle 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


FRD in not running any more because of java what i have to do?!

Dear, sir Thank you very much for your supporting site. It's useful and convenient. But I've got problem with running Free Rapid downloader. Everything was fine, but once I exit from FRD. I've tried to restart it, but FRD didn't start anymore. When I run it, I can see the splash screen, then nothing happens. It is problem with java app.log: Mar 9, 2009 7:17:02 AM org.jdesktop.application.Application$1 run SEVERE: Application class cz.vity.freerapid.core.MainApp failed to launch java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Non-positive period. at java.util.Timer.scheduleAtFixedRate(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.UpdateManager.initUpdateTimer(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.UpdateManager.(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.ManagerDirector.initComponents(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.core.MainApp.startup(Unknown Source) at org.jdesktop.application.Application$1.run(Application.java:174) at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source) pls. if you can guide me to solve this problem kindly not I have no knowledge about java so if you will guide me step by step will be great favor from you I am using trend micro office scan antivirus

Question by n3n3man 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


minecraft crashed please tell me why

This is the report: Mods loaded: 3 ModLoader 1.2.3 mod_ModLoaderMp 1.2.3v2 mod_PortalGun 1.2.3v1       Minecraft has crashed!            ----------------------      Minecraft has stopped running because it encountered a problem. --- BEGIN ERROR REPORT ac9bad2f -------- Generated 3/18/12 8:16 AM Minecraft: Minecraft 1.2.3 OS: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1 Java: 1.7.0_04-ea, Oracle Corporation VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation LWJGL: 2.4.2 OpenGL: Intel 845G version 1.3.0 - Build 4.14.10.4342, Intel java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: forge/ITextureProvider at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method) at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source) at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source) at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source) at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(Unknown Source) at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source) at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at mod_PortalGun.initModPart(mod_PortalGun.java:285) at mod_PortalGun.initModParts(mod_PortalGun.java:256) at mod_PortalGun.load(mod_PortalGun.java:137) at ModLoader.init(ModLoader.java:890) at ModLoader.addAllRenderers(ModLoader.java:186) at aho.(aho.java:79) at aho.(aho.java:9) at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:267) at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:650) at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: forge.ITextureProvider at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source) at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) ... 21 more --- END ERROR REPORT 79ffcb55 ----------

Question by pony2 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Fixing up an old Fairlane with unknown problems?

I have an old Ford Fairlane that has been sitting in my back yard for 12+ years. I think it originally had corroborator problems (something about catching on fire?) but I think my brothers had mostly fixed that. I'm sure there are other problems with it and there is rust. Last time they tried to start it up it did go but I think there was something else wrong with it but none of us know what. I need to know what I can do on my own before I ask someone to help me with it so I can limit how much of their time I take. This is kind of urgent because they're just going to get rid of it if no one works on it and I have wanted this car for a while.

Question by BenjyIsMe 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Does anyone know what this is?

This is something that Ive had for years now. It either came from Colorado, St. Thomas, or Florida. It seems to be either bone or cartilage. Does anyone have any ideas as to what exactly it is? Thanks

Question by freeza36 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


why my usb flash drive unknown file system showing?

Question by mdishaq 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I have a LED i cant light, no matter what. It has a little black dot in it. What kind of LED is that? Answered

Appearance: It is a common 5mm, transparent case, LED, being different from all others only by having this very tiny square dot over its anvil, kind of covering the reflexive cavity where the semiconductor (i don't know which) gets lit up. Other: I could not light this LED whit voltages from 1.5V to 3.5V. =O It came out of a photocopying machine, and was paired with an IR LED in some kind of emitter-receiver set. Other components of this set were a pair of smd resistors and a smd trim pot. Would it be and IR receiver or photodiode? UPDATE: I've took some photos of the mysterious LED. BUT, as no macro-enabled camera was available, i had to do the ghetto-way of photography. Soo: i have photos of it compared to the IR LED, and some photos of both anvils (IR, unknown), at 200x magnifying. Here they are. BTW, i hadn't tested the suggested circuits yet. =(

Question by vinacarv 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Help me identify this spider?

OK so, tonight I was getting out of the shower when I saw what looked like a little bit of red string dangling in the air. I inspected closer and found out it was some kind of spider! It kinda just dangled there on what seemed like one thread of web from the ceiling about 1-2 feet from the floor. After blowing on it to conjure some sort of reaction, nothing happened. It just slowly swung without moving. So seeing as it was dead, I grabbed the stand of web a small distance ahead of it and dropped it into the sink. As soon as it touched the sink, it sprang to life being the sissy I am I filled the sink with water and let it be sucked into its watery grave. Here's my description, I'll post pics tomorrow. It was a deep red color, I'd say almost burgundy. I found it in my bathroom in Phoenix, Arizona As for it's size, I'd say it was relatively small, maybe the size of a nickel at the largest. Remembering back from learning about insects in fourth grade, because it was a reddish color I deducted it could be venomous, but I doubt it.

Question by Fizzxwizz 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What is this tool?

Today, I had a clear out of the workshop (Okay, shed) and found this peculiar tool. It's being lingering around for years now, and I've never been able to figure out exactly what it is and where it came from. The orange thing pushes down and locks, and when it is at the bottom a tiny metal rod appears and dissapears again at the end of the white nozzle. It holds in place until you press the orange button, at which point it fires the orange thing out at a fairly high speed, and it stops when it reaches the end of the blue channel. If you cover over the nozzle, it fires very slowly, so it probably sucks air from there. Does anybody know what this tool is?

Question by Ikkalebob 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


unknown military item hellweg AR-0022-B ?

I was given this strange object by a friend. it is definitely Australian Military.  The tag reads: HELLWEG January 2000 AR-0022-B Anyone have any idea what it is/what is used for? thanks   

Question by 50-50 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago