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What is this?

What is this? A contest? what do i do? is it real? is it a test?

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What is this?

Anyone know what this is? 8 pins on the left, 5 pins on the right.

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What is This?

I know what this is, but do you? If you think you know, just reply in a comment. (Sorry, you won't win anything ;( ) I look forward to seeing your guesses.

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What is this? Answered

I found this in the black sea, and I have no idea what it is. It feels kind of like a bone, is a bit thicker than 3 peices of paper towards the wide end, and has a hollow tunnel going through from the small end and opens out in the wide end (see diagram). If anyone has any ideas, please tell me.

Question by KentuckySam    |  last reply

What are these!

What are these pieces! i have hundreds of them! what are they for.

Topic by Bartboy    |  last reply

????????????? what is it

Found this at a garage sale-what the heck is it ?

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What is this "@"?? Answered

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what is...........?

Im stuck on what to get should I buy/make a gokart or should I buy a quad bike what will be more fun!!??

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I found this in my dad's garage and have no idea what it is any help greatly appreciated

Question by Ridpathl    |  last reply

What are they

Anybody know what the little single in line components are (not the ICs in plastic cases.)Mine are blue

Topic by gimmelotsarobots    |  last reply

what is this for?


Question by cburgess7x    |  last reply

what the...

Please help!! when i try to get in a group instead of seeing it i get a list of other groups

Topic by ryan knexer    |  last reply

What is this?

Can any of you intelligent people out there please please please tell me what this item is.

Question by IainM31    |  last reply

What is this

Need help identifying this tool

Question by kaptain1    |  last reply

What's this?

The daily download on instructables, is that a new improvement? Cool...

Topic by Plasmana    |  last reply

What is this?

What is this delicious looking snack? It looks like fried avacado, but I've searched and can't find it. I want fried avacado. 

Topic by Brooklyntonia    |  last reply

what the...

I just dont know....

Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE    |  last reply

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    |  last reply

What is this? Answered

 It says MFS 474K 250V.  It is on a dial-up PCI card.

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What are these?

Anyone recognize what these are and they're used for? The larger one has Bay19 SL2 on it. The smaller SL1. Both have a slit in the top.  I thought they might be some kind of glue dispensing cap or... Something along those lines. So, what exactly are they... Do you know? TIA, - chase -

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What the...

? I googled instructables forum and found this;=20&sort;=datewhat the heck ? it s exactly like the real instructables forum but the wrong address

Topic by iman    |  last reply

What is this?

Hi, I want to know what this thing is? It resembles a water pump, but on a miniature scale... I want to know the exact name for this thing and possible the use. Thanks for all your help.

Question by muhammajunaid    |  last reply

What is this?

Please help me identify this small, unknown metal object.

Topic by byant    |  last reply

What is the.........

Best virtual knex builder? Like used in this one for example:! I"M NEW! I"M NEW! I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!!!!!!!

Topic by airhead12  

What are the... Answered

Top rated instructable of all time? Top viewed instructable of all time? The first ever instructable?

Question by XOIIO    |  last reply

What is this? Answered

I think this is a sword. It says pakistan on it and it has a K on the front. Please help me identify it.

Question by Aron313    |  last reply

What is this?

Does anybody know what the object in this photo is?  The thing was in a box of stuff I got at an auction and neither myself or several friends know what it is for. It is 6" long and made of metal (I think it is brass) and is kind of heavy in my hand. The tip on the smaller end of it unscrews at the narrowest point and reveals a hollow shaft. Thx for your input!

Question by vjpcat    |  last reply

What is this?

I was cleaning my closet and I found this. a used hand warmer. Being curious, I opened this sucker up and found black powder with what looks like a small bit of silver powder. My guess is its iron, magnesium, and salt.

Question by BADWOLF1    |  last reply

what is this?

Does anybody know any thing about these things. sculpture: it is made from rosin . button: its Russian.

Topic by Sun Gear    |  last reply

what is this?

I received this curious object from my science teacher today because he is cleaning his room. He does not know what it is, all that he knows is that it is related to Lego Mindstorms(I am assuming very old Lego Mindstorms the floppy disk he gave me that comes with it is dated 1988) and a mac 2.0.      There is a power source, a ribbon cable, old lego cable, and what appears to be the remains of a button attached to it. It also came with a floppy disk i don't know if the labels mean anything so i am including it. right underneath the switch there is a label that says TSI interface on/off.  the floppy disk says " "Feelies"  sensor interface for the apple p.o. box 5362 bla bla bla bla more stuff about the address then front: 2e version back: 2+ version". there is also what i think is a brand on the box that i think says "T.51n" but i'm not sure. if anyone knows what this is and what it does please do tell. thanks,      Harry

Question by harry88    |  last reply

What is this?

We spent a week at a beach house.  In the photo, you see a device attached to a door. There were several of them attached to doors throughout the house. It's a hollow steel ball attached to an arm, which was attached to the door. It could move back and forth like a pendulum, but it rubs against the door and doesn't move freely. You can see the rub marks on the door. So it didn't swing by simply opening or closing the door. This photo was taken in 2003 and I still don't know what it is or what purpose it served. If you know what it is, please leave a comment.

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what the?!

Today i decided to go on instructables. and to my surprised to find that knexdude152 had logged on to my computer so i thought that he hacked me but then when i clicked on the user name it asked for a password so i thought it was a glitch. if you have any idea on what had append tell me.

Topic by Sun Gear    |  last reply

What are these? Answered

Found in my father-in law's  old  tool box. They aren't metal or magnetic. Possibly ceramic. The only information printed on the side is 'Made in Canada'.  They fit together into a unit of four.  

Question by mole1    |  last reply

What is this?

I have recently acquired a Sony Mavica MVC-FD95, and i noticed a little port or something on the lower right-hand corner, and it was intriguing to me, because it might be a media drive; a Godsend seeing as this camera only takes 3 1/2" floppies, as far as I know. If you know what is please post. :)

Question by RobFS1  

What the...

I was making a thread and then i noticed that my whole library was gone! Why did this happen? Maybe some cleaning of the site and they accidentally deleted all the library's. Can someone explain.

Topic by Easy Button    |  last reply

What Is This???

I took apart a TV a couple months ago and I just noticed this in the CRT circuit. I think that this is some sort of big potentiometer but I'm not sure. Can anyone please tell me?

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Why is ibles going downhill i can stay loged on even for 5mins and cant post on orange borads or even join a group!

Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak    |  last reply

What is this? Answered

I recently got this "motor" in a box full of old telephone supplies. It didnt come with any instructions or anything on how to use it, which some of the stuff had. It looks like a giant motor. Any ideas? It says Teletype Corp on it, but I couldnt find any details on it anywhere on the internet.

Question by 101yummYYummy101    |  last reply

What is this? Answered

I got this of of a portable heater with a fan and it had labels for fan speed. it has four settings when you turn it. When i try to use on a motor to control the speed it just works as a switch. Do i need a motor with 3 wires if so how do i wire it up? Is it something different.

Question by redlizard5    |  last reply

What are these? Answered

I came across about 100 of these, I am not sure if they are photodiodes or LEDs would like to use them for something!  Have tried them at alot of different voltages, they all have a resistor inline with them which makes me think they are LEDs not sure on operating voltage. they also have a glass lens. markings - mexico 1150

Question by mutantpoptart    |  last reply

What is this??? Answered

I found this in a box of misc. wires yesterday at a thrift store looks like a toy for a computer game maybe. It has a speaker up top and an adjustable microphone at the bottom. I know that speaker and microphone are self explanatory, but I was curious to know what exactly it may have been used with. It has a place in the middle to put in three AA batteries and it has a removable clip to attach it to something. When I put in the batteries it appeared to work or the little red light indicator  came on and the speaker was on with a real low fuzz sound. I have not plugged it into anything yet , I wanted some input first.Thank you in advance to anyone with help.

Question by ViolentaniousA    |  last reply

What is this!!!???

Hi everyone! Someone gave me a small electric project and one of the part is now broken:( Its part of a heart beat monitor... there was 2 tubes like like plug into the machine.  How the machine worked ;  When you were touching the 2 tubes with your hands, its automatically started to pulse light (in the 2 tubes) It then synchronise with your heart beat. Now, I cant figue out How a kind of neon like this could DETECT AND GLOW at the same time?!?!?!  The two output connector ARE SHORTED TOGETHER!  And the big question is: WHAT IS THIS part!! i would like to replace it. It doesnt look like a neon, not even a lamp! so...??? I think its a kind of laser diode inside. You dont see very well on the picture, but inside the white ring on the top of what i think maybe is a laser diode, is empty, theres a hole the rest of the white glass tube is empty. Its the top part of the tube (dont see in the picture)  is broken.

Topic by johnybody    |  last reply

What is this?

Sorry, I didn't know whether to post in bugs or feedback, so I went with bugs. So I have two computers, and one of them is a netbook. The netbook has a problem where sometimes the internet will just sit there and load for hours, but then when you refresh the page, it goes real fast. So today I posted a super long answer to a question, and clicked on post, and it didn't post. This is a problem with the compute, not with instructables. So I was all like "NOOOO!!!!" because my 3 paragraph answer just got deleted, and I went all crazy clicking back and forth from the top "Answer this" button to the bottom "Answer this" button. After awhile I gave up. Then I saw this thing at the bottom of one of the comment boxes that said "hey, this is my error!". Picture below. So, what is this?

Topic by kcls    |  last reply

What is this; what is/was it used for?

It is tin/aluminum, obviously made to be hung on a wall.

Question by LeighA5    |  last reply

What is this tool and what is it used for?

Does anyone know what this is and what it is used for?

Topic by Cru007    |  last reply

What are these parts and what are they used for? Answered

I just got a couple of old computers, and while i was taking them apart, i found these pieces. Can someone tell me what they are and what they are used for?

Question by schoonovermr    |  last reply

What's an FPGA? Whats an CPLD?

What's an FPGA?  Like what's it compared to a microcontroller?  Please no links to google or wikipedia :P  I mean, from what I've read, it just seems like theyre inferior to a microcontroller, so I don't get why people use them.

Question by guyfrom7up    |  last reply

What to do, what to do?

So.... It's me.... Hiyadudez... Here with another forum for y'all... Yeeeaahhh... Anyway. Recently I have been very bored. Very very bored. VERY VERY VERY bored. OH SO SO SO BORED BORED BORED BORED BORED! So yeah. For a while now I have been very bored, and me being myself, I want to make something. I need help, suggestions. Examples: Worlds largest _______ Worlds smallest _______ Really long ______ Working Knex ______ _____ wooden ______ SO yeah. I NEED ideas. Any suggestions?

Topic by Hiyadudez    |  last reply

What on earth is this???

I have a weird peice of unidentified optical equipment, got it at a garage sale, does anyone have any clue as to what it is or what/how its used?

Topic by The Ideanator    |  last reply

What is an orangeboard? Answered

What is an orangeboard?

Question by Alex Mercer    |  last reply