Composites VS Plastics VS Wood VS Metal VS Antler

I've been paying small amounts of attention to making a cheap, simple composite material recently (it's on my to-do list, like 17th place) and thought i could use everyone's opinion: What IS the best material to make a knife handle from? Could it be a simple Nylon block, for its longevity, The latest Composite, or Micarta? Maybe Wood? what kind? how hard? what colour? Metal, for people like myself, who like Integrals Or for that old-world charm: Antler or Bone? All posts welcome. V

Topic by Vendigroth 12 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Yakuza vs Gangster Vs Mafia

Triple Vs. You know the rules

Topic by josefu0 10 years ago


Twitter vs Facebook vs MySpace

Twitter vs Myspace vs Facebook: WHAT DO YOU Hi! Check out my Forbes Teach me fast entry!https://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-with-fire-Forbes-teach-me-fast-entry/If you like then please, please PLEASE vote!(To vote click "Vote Now!" above the video box. It's to the right of the forbes banner)

Topic by Lowney 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


DS vs. DS Lite vs. DSi vs. DSi XL

 Here you can talk about the DS, DS Lite, DSi, and DSi XL.

Topic by KaydenST 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


m24 vs remington 700 vs m40

Ok i know there all the same guns basicaly but they have there differnces and im just wondering what gun is overall better if you can can u tell me teh pros and cons of all of them because im thinking about buying a airsoft gun version ( yes i kno there differnt) but i usualy want insite on the real version of guns like my barret ish m24 hybridish sniper rifle

Topic by gotja 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


WAFFLES VS. PANCAKES

What's better waffles or pancakes the all time breakfast debate!!!

Topic by REDNEK777 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Habbo vs Runescape

Ok, to settle the question of which is more popular, which game is the best? I don't wanna know the popularity, I just wanna know opinions... We are talking about Habbo, and Runecape, I don't really want to hear about outside or instuctables because those both are better anyways... and are their any other online games that are better? This is going to be a fun * 2 um 2 um*. If you get that, just commment, it is a hidden message. my Habbo username: baseballboy578Runescape username: brooks578

Topic by ellomate56 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


DS vs PSP !

Its the handheld battle! lol.Just wondering which is better Sony PSP or the Nintendo DS?Ive got a PSP and I actually got bored of it! The games are not that fun or addictive to me.....I havn't played on it since September, now thats a long time!I'm thinking of getting a DS, cause i have played an old pokemon game ( crystal) for the first time ever on my phone, and REALLY liked it. Its very addictive. So it would be better if i played it on a DS which has a bigger screen(s). My phone is only one 1.5 inch.Plus the mario games and the trauma center games look very fun!So also, I am asking you is it worth it to get a DS? Will I get bored of it ? Cause personally i found the PSP to be very overrated, and eventually I got bored of it, now its lying around somewhere - useless, collecting dust.

Topic by Baron A 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


new vs. old

I found that i use older and slower computers more than i do my desktop modded to be fast, it's the fastest computer in my house! still for some reason i keep using an overheating, amd 366 laptop to play dos games and a pentium 4 laptop with 256mb of ram, instead of my desktop with a celeron D 3.23ghz (overclocked of course, how else?) and 1gb of ram. why? lol.

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


Moffet VS. Davies

Do you like steven moffet as a writer for Doctor Who? Why? or Why not? or do you prefer davies? Davies is leaving along with tennant

Topic by sir-zeke 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Arduino VS. OOPIC

Recently I have been seeing a lot of hype about the Arduino. But whatever happened to the OOPIC? I have an OOPIC and I love it! It has got to be the best microcontroller I have ever used. But am I using something outdated? Is it obsolete? What is the big deal about the Arduino? It seems I never here OOPIC any more. So if anyone can answer my questions, or at least tell me why everyone is using the Arduino, it would help me out. I guess I don't get the concept of the Arduino.

Topic by gimmelotsarobots 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Red Vs blue

Kill the Reds.... Kill the Blues.... Red Vs Blue forum!!!

Topic by RelyNupon 10 years ago


Scripting Vs Programming? Answered

What is the difference between scripting and programming?

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


Puppy vs. Robot!

Puppy vs. Robot. Fight! ...via Suicide Bots

Topic by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Red Vs. Green

The secret lives of public figures.

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


airsoft vs. paintball

 which ones better

Topic by GianniMora 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Paintball VS. Airsoft

What one do you think is better, Airsoft or Paintball?

Topic by The Greene 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


SP vs. Micro

If I had a choice should I get a Gba SP or Gba Micro?

Topic by builderkidj 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


BB's Vs airsoft

Witch is better BB guns or airsoft and I have to say I like CO2 BB guns better!

Topic by Metal4God 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Fondant vs. Frosting

Do you prefer fondant or frosting? I personally don't know which one is the best for cake decorating.

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


Numatic vs combustion

This is a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages about using nematic or combustion technicsto launch whatever.

Topic by Brass bum 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


LEDS vs Diodes? Answered

I had a thought: Since LEDs are a form of diode, can LEDs be used instead of diodes with similar properties in a circuit?

Question by robotguy4 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


NE555N vs NE555P?

Is there any difference between NE555N and NE555P integrated circuits? The pinout is the same? are they only not difference of date sheet ? NE555N date sheet NE555P date sheet

Question by DELETED_MakiY2 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


SIDAC vs TVS?

Dear all... Please help me to know can I used a transient voltage suppression ( TVS )to replace a SIDAC is functionality of trigger switch( as spark gap).                           Thank you in advance

Question by lam 5 years ago


CIDER VS BEER

WHY DOES DRINKING CIDER MAKE BE FEEL MORE DRUNK THEN DRINKING BEER (I HAD THE SAME AMOUNT ON DIFFERENT DAYS, BOTH HAD THE SAME PERCENTAGE ALCHOL)

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


amps vs milliamps ?

I have a ac/dc adapter with an output of 24V - 400mA. I am looking at a new adapter with an output of 24V - 1A. Will this damage the charger or battery? Thank u

Question by Mike07512 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Contest vs. Challenge? Answered

In the Contests area of the site, some contests are labled as a Contest while others as a Challenge.  What is the difference between Contest and Challenge.  Just want to be sure I am entering these under that proper conditions. Thanks, TheWaterDog

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


voltage vs uf?

If you were building something, say a coil gun, would it be best to use a bank of higher voltage (300+V), lower uf (80-120uf), or a few capacitors of say, 1000uf 50V or lower?  

Question by Spaazztik 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Snail vs. Bone

Apparently, snails like bones more than dogs do. This doesn't surprise me though, as in nature, snails eat decaying plants and animals. Check out my new blog: snailvsbone.blogspot.com

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


millamps vs amps? Answered

I have a mp3 player which uses a 1.5 volt/15 amp AA battery. I would like to use rechargeable battery, but find most are 1.2 volt and 2000 millamps. Would this damage my mp3 p

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


atmega32u4 vs atmega328?

How am I limited (or not limited) by using ATMega32u4 instead of ATMega328 with my Arduino? I want my sketch to perform a simple "echo" of a code it receives, does ATMega32u4 allow me to do this? Here is the date sheet of atmega32u4

Question by DELETED_MakiY2 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Sidac vs TVS? Answered

Dear all Please help me to know what's the difference between an: - Transient-voltage-suppression diode  (TVS)  and    Sidac ??? Can I use P6KE120ca (TVS) replacementMK1V125 = K1200 (Sidac) in this circuit. please see photo .Thank you so much.

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


crossbows vs. slingshots

' Hi everyone, I'm chopstx, the creator of this group. today I want to start a discussion about which one is better: a slingshot mechanism, or a cross bow mechanism? do you think they're the same? please explain your 'answer thoroughly and carefully. bye

Topic by chopstx 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Runescape vs. WoW

Is Runescape better than World of Warcraft? Runescape doesn't have to cost money, but WoW does. Get all acces on wow regardless of anything. runescape has limits if you Free to play (F2P). You decide... leave comments, argue or agree.

Topic by ellomate56 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Sub vs Carpet

So i have these, and I just thought, that since the sub's driver (is that the right term?) is on the bottom, facing the ground, and I have carpet...does the carpet impair the sub? ...Since carpet absorbs sound...Just a thought. Should I put it on top of a piece of plexi glass or something?

Topic by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Man Vs. Cartoon !

Did anyone catch this episode of Man Vs. Cartoon, on Tru TV ? Watch as a team of the country's brightest minds takes on the devices and techniques used by Wile E. Coyote in his vain attempts to snare his arch-enemy the Road Runner. See if expertise, years of training and the best equipment that money can buy will be enough to actually make Coyote's flawed Acme Company machines work.let's make some of the Wile E.'s stuff WORK !AND some character Bio'sSome of the future TESTS

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


TBOS VS TBAP? Answered

Which one?!?!? Its like the ultimate showdown Both guns are by killer safecracker ill make both and decide myself but you guys vote as well!!! voting finishes on friday this week (im in england and right now its 5:50PM on tuesday mm8

Question by MegaMetal8 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


atmega32u4 vs atmega328?

How am I limited (or not limited) by using ATMega32u4 instead of ATMega328 with my Arduino? I want my sketch to perform a simple "echo" of a code it receives, does ATMega32u4 allow me to do this? Here is the datesheet of ATMega32u4:http://www.componentschip.com/details/Atmel/ATMEGA32U4.html

Question by DELETED_MakiY2 1 year ago


Propane vs. Charcoal?

I'm going to make the move back to regular ol' charcoal for its sheer cheapness, and my ability to make it hotter than propane. Mainly though i've been running on the last dregs of my propane, and i'm going on-the-cheap and as free of electricity as possible soonish-like. What do you use and why?

Topic by abbabibble2 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


LED vs Incandescent?

Is it just me, or do incandescent torches generally have more throw than LED ones with the same power?             P.S : I recently found a 3V, 0.3A xenon torch globe. Would you say that it would be brighter than a 2.4V 0.7A torch globe if they are both run off 2 AA batteries? 

Question by .Unknown. 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Answers vs. Forum?

I'm new to instructables and just getting the hang of things. I'm not sure I really get the difference between what should go on the forum and what should be posed as a question. Here's my forum post, but after I did it I thought it maybe should have been a question... Thanks https://www.instructables.com/community/Christmas-2009-inspiration/

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


Knexsayer vs. BR8

I made a forum topic on which weapons people would prefer in a knex war. The knexsayer, or BR18. It seems most people prefer the BR18. Now I'm wondering: BR8, or knexsayer?Give your opinions!My opinion: The BR8, because it is super-light compared to the Knexsayer, and I get a better range with the BR8.You?

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


Voltage VS Amps

This may have been answered before, but I have searched. Throughout all my reading of High Voltage devices, I have noticed that some have high amps and some don't. For instance a Van De Graff generator creates very nice HV but little amps. Well, to be to the point, my question is: What determines a charge having a large amount of amps or not?

Topic by Cryptonat 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Knexsayer vs. BR18

Well I personally like the BR18, but I have never built the knexsayer. I would like to get some votes.Please tell me which one you prefer, and why...Thank you for your contributions!=pP.s. I HAVE BUILT THE BR18 AND AM ABOUT TO START BUILDING THE KNEXSAYER AS OF 9:42, ON JULY 5 OF 2009. PACIFIC TIME...

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


9v VS 9vdc?

I'm working on an LED IR Illumination circuit (KipKay's nightvision with just the LED circuit). The thing works great but kills my 9v batteries pretty quick. I have a 9.6Vdc 300ma power adapter. Is is possible and SAFE to use this in the circuit instead of a 9v battery? Sources: KipKay's Project https://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Nightvision-Headset-Hack/ Power Adapter http://www.noiseguide.com/product_info/h_pro_96vdc300ma_adapter_ps200r120  

Question by mrgrim333 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Makerbot VS RepRap? Answered

I've have been considering making/purchasing a 3D printer. I've slimmed down the choices to the RepRap Mendel, and the Makerbot Cupcake. Both seem like good choices, but I can't really decide. The big factors in my purchase should be performance above all else, price, availability of parts, and the type of plastic it uses. Can anyone please suggest something?  

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


Wordpress vs. Blogger

Pretty recently I had started a blog on wordpress. The interface was great and it was simple enough to use as a beginner. However, I wanted to add more designs to my blog but with wordpress that would cost extra. I made another blog on blogger on which I could customize my blog more. I still can't decide which one's better! So anyone else have any opinions on whether wordpress or blogger is better for hosting a blog?

Topic by jen7714 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


74HC574 VS 74HC595

Can anyone help me understand when you would use one over the other? I am reading the spec sheets and I am not understanding the difference. I am gathering parts for two different projects. One is making an 8X8X8 LED Cube and the other is making a plaque using 8X8 matrix cubes. The plaque will have 11each of 8x8 matrix cubes red and 4each of 8x8 matrix cubes that are RGB. Thank you in advance for your help.

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


Solenoid vs actuator

I'm planning on adding network capabilityto my current remote car starter (like the viper systems) At first i was thinking of hacking a remote and connecting it to my microcontroler. But since the spare remote cost 80$ I chose to go out with a mechanical pushing of the button instead, at least for the prototype. Considering the following facts, what do you think i should use? The solenoid/actuator must operate at -22 f (-30c) I dont want the thing to smash the remote too hard and break it Thanks

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


speed vs. distance?

Hello All, I am considering building a electric motorcycle in the next year, all the Instructables I have read on the subject boast top speeds of 70 mph and a 10 - 20 mile range. I live in a small city in Canada where the maximum speed limit is 50KMh(~30mph) and the city is not even 7 miles across, also there is nothing outside the city that is close enough to get to with a ev such as this. My question is how does the speed and distance connect, for example, if I was to travel at half the speed would I be able to expect to get double the distance?

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