spinning wires?

I need to run some wires from the axel of my car to my rims, and i need to know how to have it so the wires can spin with the wheels, is there any way to do this?

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LED Wiring question

Forgive me for kind of double-posting this, but I didn't get much response before. I put up a question regarding LED wiring here: https://www.instructables.com/answers/New-to-LED-wiring-could-someone-help-me-make-sure/Could I get someone to help me out? Again, if double posting like this is wrong, feel free to remove this thread. I don't want to cause problems, I just want someone who's smarter than me to help out :)Thanks!

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wire and bead tree

wire and bead tree tutorial

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EL Wire Troubleshooting

Hey everyone, I use EL Wires to make small neon signs and I've never had any problems with them until I started shipping them places. I have no idea how to fix these things and one of my customers told me the wire is detached from the transformer. Is this fixable?

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Squirrel cage wiring??

I see a lot of squirrel cage fans with internal motors at the scrap yard. They are from discarded air conditioners, but could be used for room ventilation, etc. Does anyone know the wiring scheme or have a wiring diagram. There is usually a capacitor involved.

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Help with wire trees

Does anyone know anything about wire trees? How about lapidary tecniques? I need help. I made a wire tree out of laquered wire and I wish to attach small, tumbled stones to the ends of the wires...This is for a rolling ball sculpture project. I plan to have several of these trees (hopefully copper wire; I think I have some) attached to polished spheres made of natural stone that are attached to the frame of the sculpture. The track has 1" or 1/2" glass/polished stone marbles that roll along a flame-soldered wire track that winds in and out of the branches of the trees. How do I attach these tiny stones to the ends of this tree without the fear of them falling off? Some kind of loop? Glue? Both? I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions or advice..

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We are building a house and it is time to have the wiring done, do we want the house wired for CAT5???

It is time to have our home wired we have decided on the surround sound, TV cable-but we have been asked about CAT 5 wire??? I'm not sure what all this entails -- we have been told different things by a couple different people-- you can use this for home phone, internet, and other things. Can someone tell me how this works?

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Can indoor Romex be used in conduit for outdoor use?

My friend is adding motion sensor lights outside at our house. He plans to install conduit in the garage, and use indoor 14/2 Romex, Type NM-B Indoor. He then will add the same outside to the security light fixture he is installing. Can indoor Romex in conduit be used for this? We live in the desert in Southern California, where temperatures can get over 120 degrees in the summer.

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What gauge wire should I use for 8 light bulbs? Answered

I am wiring eight 25W light bulbs in parallel. What is the thinnest gauge wire I can safely use?

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Anyone know how to properly rewire a traffic signal? Answered

I recently obtained a traffic signal, and I'm interested in getting it to work via a standard US outlet. I want to also be able to turn on each light separately. There are 3 hot wires(1 for each light) and 1 neutral wire. I have very basic wiring skills, but I'm concerned about sharing(splitting) the neutral wire into three switches. Any thoughts or ideas on how to properly wire this? Thanks in advance. Just for your knowledge the lights are each rated at 116 w up to 130 volts.

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Help with T5 Fluorescent Light

I'm adding a 9" T5 UV light to a small project I'm making. I found a cheap G6T5 Bulb and a Ballast but when I went to purchase the Sockets for it, I ran into a problem. The Bi-pin T5 sockets come in Shunted & Non Shunted and I have no idea which one I need. What is the difference and how would I tell which one to buy to finish my light? Once I have all this I'll have to figure out how to wire the thing. But first I need to know which sockets I need to buy. THANKS!!

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Star diagram and 3phase wiring?

We are wiring a windgenerator, 3phase? using the star diagram where the 3 coils are wired together, the next 3, and the next three as well. What I do not know is what to do after that. 3 wires tied into 2?? to go to the Batt bank. I am missing something and I do not know what that is or where to get it. Any ideas??

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How to hang an inspiration wire?

Just wondering if anybody knew of a way to get an inspiration wire that taut AND also flush against the wall? Like this, but flush against the wall: http://5840-sfgirlbybay.voxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/2i1.jpg We're trying to add some posters to a wall but it needs to limit the holes in the wall itself and also have it not move very much (with a wire that isn't flush against the wall, all the posters will flap around too much).  Any thoughts?

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How to wire this solar cell?

Hey there! I'm a beginner in solarbots and I just acquired a couple of paper thin solar cells that are paper thin and about 5 by 5 cm. The backside seems to be plain paper or something. I already broke one! I can't figure out how to wire or solder it, that is where the plus and minus poles are. Can someone give me a hint? Thanks! Sebar

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Advice on Brass wire soldering

Hi all :) I'm totally new to soldering and want to make a project involving soldering two pieces of 12 gauge brass wire using 20 gauge brass solder.My issue is the solder won't flow and the brass just darkens after a while of holding the torch to the metal.Here's the equipment I'm currently using:Solder: https://www.etsy.com/listing/291425439/brass-wire-... Silver - 38% Copper - 32% Zinc - 28% Tin - 2% Melt Point - 1200º F (650º C) Flow Point - 1330º F (721º C) Wire: https://www.etsy.com/listing/551472422/1-lb-round-...Solid Round Yellow Brass Wire. Metal : # 260 Yellow Brass. Melting point according to seller: 1650 to 1720º FTorch: Micro torch Roburn MT 770PFuel: Bernzomatic ButaneFlux: Oatey No.95Application: I clean and sand (using sandpaper and/or a file) the brass wire, and the solder. Apply flux liberally Apply heat using just in front of the inner cone (flame is totally blue with a slight hiss), starting on the sides of the wire and working my way to the joint.The metal glows but doesn't stay very much.Do I need a propane torch? What am I doing wrong?Thanks so much!

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Wiring Multiple Turbines and PVs

Just a little worried... how do ya'll go about wiring multiple power sources together? I have been long under the assumption that your solar array will only put out power of the weakest panel. If I come across 3 different 12v panels, that have differing amperages, and have a wind turbine on a 12v car alternator, that ranges in power output, how can I wire these to make these most effective? Is there a charge controller out there that can manage multiple power sources? Pardon me if this is stupid. I just cant seem to get off the ground with these simple questions. i guess the most effective q to ask is: What do you do to wire multiple power devices of different outputs into a single battery bank/ grid tie system? Thanks so much for all yall's brilliant help. -Luke.

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Ideas for a wire chess set.

I was thinking about doing a wire chess set. Since it was suggested by CaitlinsDad over here: https://www.instructables.com/community/Requesting-feedback-on-a-Fire-Breathing-Dragon-tes/ Came up with this. These are rough (obviously), the rook should have crenelations and I did the king and queen in the same piece. It's like 5 AM and my fingers hurt from working on a wire Nine Tailed Fox (from Naruto) for my son. So, I took a short cut. The picture should make it clear how I'm planning to make things look. The knight is abstract, it always bothers me when the horse is the only thing with any detail. The pawn is about 1/2" x 1" tall, the queen would be just under 2" tall, the king is about 2 1/4" tall, both by 1" wide, the other 3 are about 1 1/2" x 3/4". It is done in 18g galvanized steel. Anybody still reading? Great! I'd love to get some feedback, good, bad, anything to either confirm it is just the best thing ever OR how it could be improved towards that goal. So don't hold back. Cheers.

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Solar Cell/Panel Wiring?

Here I have 2 questions inside a question. 1. How to connect 2 or more solar cells/panels; series, parallel or some other, third way so....for example if I have 3 solar cells that give 5 Volts each, I connect them in some way and in the end have 15 Volt coming out... My question is hot to connect the solar panels to the the output described??? 2. Now that I have, for example 15 Volts coming out from these 3 small panels, I need to store that electric energy somewhere...So would a diode just to ,point, the electricity and a ultra capacitor to store it ,or does it have to be a circuit that involves rechargeable batteries and a special recharger circuit.

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Can you power an LED diode using headphone wiring?

If I were to cut up a pair of headphones for the wiring, would I be able to us them to power an LED diode and connecting one end of the chopped off wiring to the LED and the other to a 9V battery. Would it work? 

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How can i tell the "black" wire from the "white" wire?

I have an old house that is 100 years old. Much of the wiring is still the cloth covered copper wiring. I need to know if there is a way to tell the "black" wire from the "white" wire without buring the house down first. Thanx

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How do you connect the wiring for a new doorbell to the home's nearest electrical outlet? Answered

I want to connect a new doorbell's wiring to the nearest electrical outlet, but there is a stud that blocks a direct connection to any outlet. Do you make a small hole in the stud to thread the wiring through to the other side so that you can connect the doorbell wires to the wiring leading to an electrical outlet?

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cat5/6 as speaker cable?

If I wire my house with cat5/6 can I use it for audio/speakers?

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I need help with the placement of my magnets, and how to connect my coils? I plan on using nine coils?

This is my first build and I am still unclear on a few steps. Mostly how many magnets and placement, and how to wire my coils together. I plan on winding 9 coils for a three phase design and I have up to 20 ferrite magnets to use. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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im interested in a whole house power conditioner and surge protection system, any ideas?

I have a new house, 2900 sqft. 3 breaker panels im looking for something i can put inline at the primary panel that will stop surges and keep my power at a solid 110v.

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how to wire wrap jewelry making?

Instruction on how to make jewelry bu wire wrapping sharks teeth and miscellanous items

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how to make butterflies out of wire?

I need a butterfly wired stand for a wedding. i need ideas on how i can make those

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Wire for mobiles (in SF bay area) ?

Hi - I have yet to visit the SF Hobby Shop but am wondering if any Instructblite knows off a good place to get wire for making hanging mobiles or this sort - https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-mobile-art-project/Thanks!

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Pyrographics from heating element wire?

I wish to attach a piece of heating element wire to the two ends of a cord& plug directly into wall.  Wrapping the heating element in a pattern around a cane-stock; I will plug directly into the wall to burn the pattern into the cane. I'm not sure of size-limits for household 110 volt current. (I dont want the wire to burn up, or not get hot enough) Anyone have that info?  Thanks for your time.      

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Wire Glue, Solder Free Fun.

Well, I'm not very good at soldering, for one simple reason, I've not done alot of it since my school days.This kind of solution is perfect for someone like me, who often only needs a simple led circuit to hook up inside a prop.It would save me having to get the soldering iron out, and could easily be an advantage when getting circuits into strange shapes.Carbon is one of our favorite elements. It makes diamonds, it makes all known life possible, and it makes pencils (and who doesn't love pencils?) Also, it seems that carbon fullerenes (buckeyballs, nanotubes, etc) are going to do a lot in our future. Time to bring a little of that microcarbon goodness into your home and make it work for you now. "Wire Glue" Conductive Glue uses microcarbon technology to make a glue that also conducts electricity.Via Thinkgeek

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"Your Environmentalism Sucks!" Says WIRED

The cover story of WIRED this month has been published online and you can read their 10 "heresies" about the environment. They're clearly trying to shake things up by telling people stuff that sounds so wrong, but is obviously right according to them.The gist of WIRED's philosophy is that it's all about the carbon dioxide emissions and that every discussion should be framed entirely by this. After that setup, each article is a quick hit against some supposedly sacred cow.The full list of articles is below and here's a response from ecogeek that continues the discussion. So what do you think?Live in Cities: Urban Living Is Kinder to the Planet Than the Suburban LifestyleA/C Is OK: Air-Conditioning Actually Emits Less C02 Than HeatingOrganics Are Not the Answer: Surprise! Conventional Agriculture Can Be Easier on the PlanetFarm the Forests: Old-Growth Forests Can Actually Contribute to Global WarmingChina Is the Solution: The People's Republic Leads the Way in Alternative-Energy HardwareAccept Genetic Engineering: Superefficient Frankencrops Could Put a Real Dent in Greenhouse Gas EmissionsCarbon Trading Doesn't Work: Carbon Credits Were a Great Idea, But the Benefits Are IllusoryEmbrace Nuclear Power: Face It. Nukes Are the Most Climate-Friendly Industrial-Scale Form of EnergyUsed Cars - Not Hybrids: Don't Buy That New Prius! Test-Drive a Used Car InsteadPrepare for the Worst: Climate Change Is Inevitable. Get Used to ItCounterpoint: Dangers of Focusing Solely on Climate Change

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DIY about wiring a garbage disposal? Answered

I have a situation in which I have a receptacle under the kitchen sink that my dishwasher is plugged into.  This receptacle is then operated by a switch on the backsplash on top of kitchen counter.  We leave the switch in the on position so that we do not have to flip the switch each time we want to operate our dishwasher.  I now want to install a garbage disposal and place a switch under the sink.  I would like to come off of the receptacle described above. Could someone inform me how to connect to the receptacle so that the switch will operate but not interfere with leaving the switch on at the backsplash.  Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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To generate elect. is it better to have the coil spin within the magnetic field or magnets spinning inside the coil

Which is better for making a homemade generator powered by the wind? Tesla model suggests coil spins inside of magnetic field but most electronic sites suggest having the magnets spin inside the coil windings. Are more amps produced by having the magnets spin inside the coil windings instead. Couldn't you just use most any (machine pre-wound) coils from motors rated from 1 - 5 hp. and make your own rotor where the magnets spin INSIDE the existing windings from those motors? Helpful to me since they are already rated with rpm speed. Why would you make your own with so many used motors available?

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How to make a celtic heart knot out of wire for someone that hasn't worked with wire before? Answered

I have never done any wire crafting but i want to make my friend a gift of maybe a Celtic heart knot made of wire. I figure wire would be the easiest to work with. if anyone has any ideas of where i should start....?

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Can you wire IR devices together? Answered

Can you wire ir devices together?  I'm not sure how exactly IR emitters/transceivers works but if you connect the line going to the IR component directly to the line in the other IR component in the other device, would you have a fully functioning wired connection?  This is for something simple, below the tech of your normal tv remote, like a dollarstore rc car.

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Removing and capping a wall lamp with live wires

 i just removed two wall lamps that were hot wired directly into the wall.  I capped the two wires, put a plate over the box, and then filled in the indentation.  Is this an acceptable way to do this, or should I have disabled the hot wire?

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how to wire a stop light to work with a stereo?

I would liket to work with the beat

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Which wiring option is better, left or right? Answered

I am constructing the 60 watt panels listed on the site, I want to know what is the best method for joining the top set of cells with the bottom. See drawing if I upload right. Thank you.

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How do I fit a homemade chandelier with lights?

I want to fit a chandelier, I made at home, with either LEDS, if they can produce enough light to fill a small room, or Compact fluorescent bulbs. How do connect various bulbs to one cord that can be wired into the ceiling and plugged into an outlet. As a side question are lights that are wired into the wall just electrical cord plugs with the head stripped off?

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wiring?? from WINDMILL to TOWER,How do you keep the wires from twisting inside the tower? Answered

When the wind changes direction, doesn"t the wires eventually twist and bind? Do I need to prevent it from turning 360*

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how can you wire 2 outlets with 1 wire?

I have two outlets and have only 1 wire, how should i wire it?

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What is the best way to connect small copper wires?

Not best as in most expensive, best as in least likely to short or detach. The easier, and/or cheaper, the better. What I mean by small wires is the copper wires you would in hobby d/c motors, or buzzers. thanks :)

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Does copper wire work well for heating coil? Answered

I want to make a diy hair dryer (https://youtu.be/NyXi30acGO0) however the heat coil is a tricky part. I have seen that video saying you need 32 AWG nichrome wire; and another video similar that uses 25 AWG nichrome wire.  I got an old long ethernet cable, however it uses 25 AWG copper wire.  Does anyone know if copper wire will work well for heat coil?

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how do you wire 2 outlets togeter?

Just how do you wire 2 outlets together. i am trying to make 2 quad boxes for my Christmas lights

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what are the radio wire specs for a 1994 ford f250???

I am installing a cd player and the speaker wires coming out of the dash, only the acc,batt, and ground work. my cd player works fine, the problem lies between the speaker(witch all work) and the dash... every wire on the speakers are differnet from the ones in the daaaaash

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Request for feedback on my new wire sculpture instructable.

Hey folks, I just submitted my first set of instructions to the site. I was hoping I could get some feedback before posting the next one. If you could let me know what you think, it would be most appreciated. Good, Bad, the Ugly, what have you. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-wire-octopus-sculpture-simplified/ I'm mostly interested in how the information is received. If the instructions are clear, if the pictures help, if anything is missing, etc. 

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Wire Wrap Gemstone Tutorials. I need wire wrap instruction for cabochons and faceted gemstones,.

I need information on basic techniques for wire wrapping faceted gemstones and cabochons, plus materials and specialized tools if necessary. I have basic skills including soldering.

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How do i wire a small dc motor up as a windmill ?

How do i wire a small dc motor up as a windmill ? so i can use a convert,and batterarys

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would the lenght of the nichrome wire affect its ability to cut trough foam?

I need to cut a wide piece of foam and need a decent length of wire to do it like 2 feet long would that have any affect on the cutting ability of the wire

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