Fake X-RAY Exhibit

Hello all I wanted to know if anyone has an idea about cameras that have an X-RAY application. I am building a kids hospital for a museum and we want a play X-RAY machine. I thought that there may be a camera with an app that you can take a picture of someones hand, leg, face ect. and then it would alter the photo to look like a bone visible photo. Any ideas? Thanks

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X-Ray Polaroids

Here's a good use of old radioactive material. Use it to expose Polaroid film to create some ghostly images of old items.Why would anyone do this? The author puts it out there pretty clearly:For some time I've been fascinated with the idea of reproducing these types of images in my home lab without great cost and with relative safety. As a collector of radioactive minerals and other ephemera, I decided that I wanted to use naturally radioactive materials as the source for my 'penetrating rays' rather than an amateur electrical x-ray machine setup.Polaroid film is readily available and it develops itself. However, a workable technique needed to be developed. How to expose the film for hours or days without the need for absolute darkness? How would I develop the film reliably after an exposure was made?The answer came from Kevin Clark of the Yahoo group, "GeigerCounterEnthusiasts". It was here that Clark explained his simple, yet reliable, technique for creating inexpensive Polaradiographs.Items you'll need: 1. A Polaroid SX-70, Type 600, or Spectra camera 2. A package of unexposed Type 600 or Spectra Polaroid film 3. One metal cookie tin at least six inches in diameter 4. A few sheets/roll of aluminum foil 5. Radioactive materialThat radioactive material can include:- Old, unused lantern mantles- Salt substitute or certain rock salts (Potassium Chloride)- Vaseline glass (plates, cups, or marbles)- Fiestaware plates and dishes- Welding rods- Old camera lens or vintage prescription eyeglasses (look for yellowed or browned optical glass)- Uranium ores and minerals- Exempt, unlicensed radioactive calibration sources- Radium containing clocks, watch hands, compasses, dials, and gauges- Tritium gunsights and keychain fobsCheck out the site itself for the full story. It's a good read with plenty of information about the history of x-ray photography.via Neatorama

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Are my flyback projects dangerous? (x-ray) Answered

Hello, I was wondering if any dangerous x-rays or other caustic things like ozone are created when I'm testing my flyback transformers. How much ozone and how much x-rays is dangerous to humans? could long-term use of flybacks create radiation poisoning? I'm actually a little worried :/

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How do u make an x-box 360?

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x box 360 disc drive firmware?

 On july 2008 i bought my 4th x-box 360 and this time i got a halo limited edition thinking it would maybe perform better but the same problem came back,it does not want to read any type of discs. In early september i bought an X-BOX 360 DVD DRIVE,HITACHI LG 79FK GDR-3120L  NEW! (Other) (79fk). I replaced the old one and apparently,i need a firmware. Would someone explain me what it is or what i need to do. Thanks to all. any tips would be very appreciated

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Real-Life X-Wing Set to Fly

No, really.Andy Woerner and his crazy rocketeer friends have built a 21-foot long X-Wing model that can actually fly. Yes, this is a real X-Wing powered by four solid-fuel rocket engines complete with radio-controlled moving wings. It blasts off in California next week, and we talked with Andy about the project, and how they expect it will do. The X-Wing model is huge. At 21 feet long and with a wingspan of over 19 feet it is, in fact, big enough to fly a kid in. However, knowing that it will be powered by solid-fuel rockets, they wouldn't put a kid, dog, monkey or Gizmodo editor inside, even if it uses three full parachutes to land.After drawing the plans using CAD software, Andy's team and his friends at Polecat Aerospace (with the help of RMS Laser and Aerotech Consumer Aerospace) used laser cutting to make the pieces out of Baltic Birch wood. They also used solid aluminum for some parts, like the rods which are the pivot point for the wings. full story with more pics

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Want to Learn to Make a Wooden X for the ends of a Coffee Table?

I want to make a Coffee Table that has an "X" at both ends, between the Top and Bottom Shelf, please provide some guiden how I can accomplish that  :-)  and thank you in advance for all your assistance and instructions

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Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron Costume

Hello Fellow Instructables Members! I created this costume over the course of 2011.  It is an X-Wing from Star Wars.  My friend and I designed it, and I built it.      The total cost was about $120.00.     The original plan was to make it simply a costume i could mount on the frame of a hiking backpack.  I decided to add in the option of placing it on my bike in order to take of some of the weight.  I had a bit of an issue with the front wheel though.   I can only make it balance when i am strapped into the backpack and sitting on the seat.  I should have thought this one through a little more clearly.  It would seem not everything in life can be "Winged."     The backpack mount is set just where R2-D2 would be.  I used my Dremel and cut a hole out a of a salad bowl.  It is not in the picture due to issues I had with wind conditions at the time and balance.  I'll upload pictures soon.  And yes, you can see out of the cockpit.  Seeing in, well, that's another story. Materials: ~ PVC pipe ~ Spray Paint ~ Hiking Backpack Frame ~ Insulation Foam ~ Red Hot Blue Glue ~ Glue Gun ~ LOTS OF ZIP TIES! Wingspan: 10' Length: 14' Any Questions, please feel free to message me :D Before I put the covering on it here is a test I did :

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Can I modify an X-10 Appliance module to use a duty cycle. Answered

I need to modify an X-10 appliance module so it will turn on when activated with the motion sensor but the modification I need is to limit the ON time to a duty cycle.   Here's the reason.  I use an X-10 Eagle Eye motion sensor to activate a recirculating hot water system.  In the morning, the motion sensor is activated, the recirc pump turns on and my solar hot water tank is circulated throughout the house.   There are (2) problems with the stock circuit. 1) the appliance module sometimes stays on randomly and can drain the hot water tank overnight, or worse, trigger the electric heat and run up a huge bill. So, the Appliance module definitely needs a forced cycle at that unit to prevent running continuously.  2) when people are always in the room with the motion sensor, the pump only needs to stay on for a few minutes per hour to keep hot water in the recirculation system, but when motion activity is continuous then the motion sensor stays on and triggers the circulation pump to run continuously thereby draining the solar tank needlessly.   I've believed X-10 could do well by adding a duty cycle to the module but maybe someone here has the ability to guide me how to do this.  My duty cycle would be something like 3 minutes per 60, for example and preferably adjustable so other applications can use it.  So, once activated by an X-10 signal, the appliance module would run no more than duty cycle allows regardless of the motion sensor commands.  However, if the motion sensor commands OFF I suppose that makes sense to continue to use that command. My preference is to put the components inside the X-10 Appliance module if that is possible and safe.  Putting controls in the Motion sensor does not prevent the pump running beyond the duty cycle and adding PCs or other controller boxes is not desired.   However, if a microcontroller would work and fit then I think it could be the basis for a much more functional X-10 module.  I've researched the other Appliance Module modifications but so far I don't see anything that would extend to this feature.   I do appreciate your ideas so thanks in advance.

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can you plug your xbox into your laptop?

 like i know that you can plug your xbox 360 into your computer monitor but can you plug it into a laptop and do the same thing

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line-x price? Answered

I had an idea for a house building process involving the use of line-x, however, i cannot find it's price anywhere, so i would like to know how much does it cost to apply a layer of it on a wall per m2. Also, does it take any special equipment to apply it or just any spray paint gun?

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Os X on PC? Answered

I have an old xp machine with -440mb ram -550mhz intel pentinum 3 -usb 1.1 ports -only a cd drive (not dvd) -10gb built in hdd -8gb usb for extra storage -xp service pack 3 installed -SSE (NOT SSE2 or SSE3) I want to install any version of osx on the machine (I don't care what happens to xp). Which version do u recomend and how. Thanks in Advance

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X Marks the Spot

Many of you will know about International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Some of you will know that there's a national election in the UK soon. In the UK, Captain Tom has lost a bet, and has to stand for parliament. Why should this interest us as Makers? Because he is going to fix Broken Britain by sending a free roll of duct tape to every home! Excellent - #2 Son is desperate to turn 18 to vote for him. Have a look at his campaign site.  London-based readers can help with his nomination. Vote for Cap'n Tom! He has policies. He has experience. He has a duck on his head.

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Motorola Droid X problem

--This week I had a few drops of rain land on my four month old Motorola Droid X and the rice has not worked and Verizion won't help me at all. Do you know of a fix for hardware or software problems. I need to get back going for sixty dollars or less not the $450 verizion wants.--Thanks ahead --Leonard

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Connecting to x box live - Cant connect?

Ive managed to set up my eldest sons x box to x box live with no problems at all but cannot get my youngest sons x box to connect. Ive put in the code for the router. Ive got a netgear router which is password protected. Has anyone got any ideas what I should do?

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I acquired 2 large x-rays of myself ...? Answered

(front and side view, neck to pelvis) with the idea of making some kind of light or light shade, but I'm shaky on design... suggestions?

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x box dvd drive opens/closes without stopping

My 4 y.o. xbox dvd stuck. I followed instructions on releasing the drive, now it  opens/closes/opens/closes..... incessantly. So, can't use the xbox now. Any suggestions beyond replacing the drive (Or getting a new xbox) ?

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Logitech x-530, need some fun/nice ideas

Hi!Have been looking around on google, to find some ideas to my speakers, and sub, but I can't realy find anything that could be nice.But I have been on this website before, where I found other nice stuff, so wondered if you could help me out, finding a idea, that could be cool to try.Here's how my system looks, http://www.gaming-shop.si/images/Logitech-X-530.jpgIt doesn't have to be much. Just make it look different, but still nice or funny.And, if you dont mind, would yu please find a picture, of what you mean, if its a material to put around, or a toturial, if yuo got any, thanks.

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How can i make my wireless x-box 360 controllers work for x box arcade?

I bought x box controllers online for my kids. Now they tell me I bought controllers for X box 360 while what we have is X box Arcade.....(as if I know the difference),

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Coming to America...!

#1 Son, now more properly known as Roger-X is on his way to America. He's going to New York and environs with his Uncle.I dropped him off with his grandparents this morning, and he flies at stupid o'clock tomorrow morning.If you see an over-excited 12 year old in a blue coat, introduce yourself as an Instructabler - it would blow his mind.(His photo is here - he's taller now, but you can't tell that from a photo.)

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i just installed a new dvd hard drive on my xbox 360 and it still does not work is there something else i need to do? Answered

I just installed a brand new dvd drive for my xbox 360 and it still will not play disk is there something else i need to do

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Will My Computer Run Hackintosh OS X Leopard? Click For Specs!

Will My Dell Dimention 4550 run OS X Leopard with any hackintosh distro Tech Specs: CPU: Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 2.53 GHZ RAM: 1 GIG Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 WHICH IS NOT THE STOCK ONE THAT THIS COMPUTER CAME WITH, I DO HOWEVER HAVE THE STOCK ONE! Sound Card: Creative SB Live Series (WDM)

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Updating 1980s X Terminals? Answered

Okay, so I've been trying to solve this problem for quite a while now, and I've simply run out of ideas. In my father's optical store, all of the POS computers are X Terminals. They are all connected to a main server in the back. The server is connected to a device which is kinda like an ethernet hub - on its a box with 16 RJ-45 jacks, and a cable coming out of it which connects to the server's parallel port. Each of the jacks are connected to a small adapter cable (filter? crossover cable?) and that cable has an ethernet cable coming from it into a patch bay on the wall. I'm almost completely sure that the cable is *not* carrying a tc/ip signal, because the back of the hub-box-thing explains that each of the wires in the cat-5e cable are assigned to carry specific parallel port signals. So, I'm pretty sure we have a parallel connection running over cat-5e. Also, I'm pretty sure the server is running red hat Linux, which is running an x-11 emulator. Anyway, from the patch bay, all the signals continue through Ethernet cable until they reach the terminal. There, the cable is plugged into an RJ-45 to parallel adapter, which then plugs into one of the two parallel ports on the back of the terminal. What I'm trying to do is to replace all of those huge, old and ugly X terminals with newer computers and monitors. I've tried connecting the parallel connector on the adapter to various computers and trying a bazillion programs, but I can't seem to emulate an x-terminal. So, any ideas?

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active x will not down load.

Active x will not down load I need this to use the updates for xp ie7.

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Project X is Finally Here!

Can you believe it?!::flourish::Project X is here!After those seven approximate months of the unfinished instructable sitting in my pile, Noah finally encouraged and motivated me to finish it (even while my teachers were still throwing work at me).So, without any further adieu, I give you....==PROJECT X==For those of you that don't know what Project X is, check out my internship log starting here, up till day nine.

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Does Germ-x burn? Answered

I found a bottle of germ-x lying in a play ground.Will it burn?I noticed that it says"active ingredient:63% ethyl alcohol. Thanks,bylerfamily

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No X to close Image Editor

I am working on my first Instructable, and when I edit an image (add text boxes) the "X" that's normally in the upper right corner of a window doesn't show up. I discovered after playing around with it that if I just click in the upper right corner the window closes, but it would be much clearer if the X was there.  Win 7 Chrome version 39.0.2171.95 m (64-bit)

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2 x lm386 Speakers? Answered

Is it possible to make speakers that use two lm386 IC's in order to power 2 speakers or is it possible to to just use one lm386 IC. If so for either can somebody please show me a simple circuit or point me in the right direction.

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PS3 or x-box 360

This is my situation: 1. My best friend lives right next to me and owns a 360. I can go an play his all the time. 2. The price is not important (I've saved up) 3. I don't have an HDTV 4. I want the best graphics Which console should I buy? Will the PS3 come out on top in a year or so?

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SR-v1 X-Bow

Because it has a bow on the end, rather than the normal slingshot thing, it get's the power of something a lot longer. It's probably less accurate, but... I can put a pretty nice dent in drywall from several feet away. It could also probably be modded in no time to attach the v2 mech, I was just too lazy..

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X-CTU not detecting xBEE?

I am trying to communicate between two xBEEs. one xBee is connected via the xBee explorer shield to COM9 in to my laptop and the other is conncected to the arduino uno via the xBee shield ( www.coolcomponents.co.uk/xbee-shield.html?gclid=CPf98dunz7wCFeXKtAodoHEA_g#. ) to COM 17. I am using xBEE Series 2. Now the xCTU detects the xBee connected via the explorer; however it doesnt not detect the one connected via the shield to arduino. It just says Arduino Uni (COM17) in xCTU. and whn I try to rest it it says 'Unable to open com port'. I have moved both the jumpers on the other pins on he USB side, but still no luck. I have tried all the combinations but it doesnt work. Can someone help me with this problem please? :(

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Logitech X 620 sub pinout?

Found a powered subwoofer ( Dumpster!!!) of a 6.1 computer sound system. Not the  6 smaller speakers. The front right speaker would have had the inputs and controls in it . A cable with a VGA connector had to be plugged into the amp in the back. No pinout info was found I have a similar 2.1 system (Logitech Z3), which is all I need for casual use (My real system is unusable due to neighborhood pressure...) The amp contains 2 TDA 7377 chips,and many more components than prescribed by the data sheet (some of it is the power supply)- ( Does more complicated mean better here?). 2 Options: 1) rip the TDA chips out and use one to make a 2.1 or a stereo amp with components according to the datasheet. The other one a stereo or quad for a different project. 2) find out the pinout and use the amp 'as is' (which would mean putting both all R and all L channels together (parallel?) to make a 2.1. A lot less work. (Since I am not going to use the 6.1 configuration, will the sophistication of the design still deliver?)? If anyone knows the pinout I would of course first try working with the existing circuit...

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What do you want to see in OS X Snow Leopard?

Please share your predictions for the upcoming mac Operating System

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Common!

Common guys please join =D

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Google says "To the MOON!"

Time to go to the moon. Google is sponsoring an X Prize, get a lander to the moon. Besides requirements like a soft landing and traveling on the surface, there's a time limit. The full prize, $20 million, is only good to December 31 2012, then it drops to 15 and goes away by 2014.So, is the Instructables crew working on this or not? Hey, the people here are pros at making great things on the cheap, they should be able to get that prize and some profit from it. Why not, it worked on Salvage 1 (and who else here will admit how inspiring that was).

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I have a problem, with my xbox 360, it freezes and says that the disc cannot be read. It also makes a clicking sound.

My Xbox 360 is having a problem that causes it to freeze up, (in a sense). I can hear, what sounds like the drive, make a clicking sound. Then after a number of clicks, a window pops up saying that it cannot read the disc, that it is dirty. The disc is clean. I also had the three ring problem, which I just recently fixed by fixing the x-clamp problem. Does anyone know what my problem could be?

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Comet 404-x 126 cartridge help.?

Hello. I've come to own a Comet 404-X Camera and i cannot find any 126 cartridges anyware so if someone could give a suggestion on how to make a replacement/adapter it would be helpfull. Thanks.

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Is it legal to run Mac OS X in Windows on Virtualbox?

Just wondering cuz i was thinking a bout doing this.

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Ideas for school X-mas holiday shop items? Answered

Out elementary school has a holiday shop ever year, when the kids get to buy items for their families. (.25-$1) I want to make some items to donate, but I am overwhelmed with ideas. They should be simple, cheap, and should only take 10 minutes (or less)  or so to make each. I can sew, crochet, paper crafts, etc.    Ornaments? Bags? Toys?  Thoughts?????

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how do you fix a hole in a ram-x (polyurethane) boat?

Its hard to find something that will "stick". any suggestions? hole is about the size of a half dollar?

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Is there a easy way to hotswap a x box i tried a couple of ways

I need a way to hot swap a xbox i tried the way it shows on this site but i get to the part where i have to update the script and when i save it to the folder it does not ask me if i want to overwrite it.it just adds a new ndure in the folder along with the old one i tried like ten times help me plaese

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Does anybody know where i can buy pyros lighter (from X2) or the decal?

Im looking for the zippo pyro used in the movie x-men 2 with the shark design on it . i really want to purchase one so thanks

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Help...Fedora 9 Question.

Okay. So.I dunno, guys. I keep hearing "Linux this, Linux that", but I really don't know. It's not working for me so far. And I've been at it since March.Recently, I made a LiveUSB of Fedora 9 (I'm not allowed to install Linux to HDD until I buy my own PC). I experienced problems with the LiveUSB; mainly, the "persistent overlay" was not being recognized. After more than several attempts, I got it to work.Now I'm trying to install AWN. I opened up Terminal, typed in su, and then typed in this:yum install avant-window-navigatorand it installed. It didn't say anything about errors or anything. So I went to Applications > Accessories and sure enough, there it was. I clicked it. I saw a window flash at the top left of my screen, and then nothing. Three more tries. Same reaction each time. Now the way I understand it, I need Compiz in order for AWN to work. I though Fedora 9 had Compiz. Do I need to enable a setting or something?Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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Hammerhead Urban X-699 coming out in December

The Hammerhead Urban X-699 is a paper airplane that are toughter than the Hammerhead Urban S-493. It's also a 2nd generation Hammerhead paper airplane and the changes bettwen the 1st generation, is the front is now wind and wall bounce tip and the back has a bit of change as well and that is the more tips! [If you don't know what it mean, wait till December.]

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where can i get a hot x-acto knife in Canada, Vancouver?

I need some thing to cut plastic easily and precisely

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X-Y stage for film scanner

I'm building a film scanner using a dlsr. Here's a picture of the rig so far: Basically there's a light source, negative stage, negative holder, camera support stage, camera and lens.  I put a negative in the negative holder and slide it using a guide such that I can take a bunch of pictures of the negative at 1:1.  For example, it takes 25 pictures to cover a 6x7cm negative.  The individual files are then combined into one file using stitching software.  The system works very well, but it's a bit tedious.  I'd like to automate the negative movement using a diy motorized xy stage.  Many of the designs I've seen are for much bigger units, such as for a cnc machine, or units that require speedy movement.  That's not the case here.  Each movement would be only 10-20mm. I'm fairly handy, and I can follow directions/recipes well, but I haven't worked with arduinos or stepper motors before.  Any advice or suggestions on a good way to accomplish my goal would be very welcome!

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