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COVID-19 Adjustments to Instructables Contest Prizes

As the world adjusts to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the Instructables team has had to make necessary changes to our contest prize system.Physical prizes along with the supplemental “prize packs” (t-shirts, notebooks, mugs, etc.) are typically shipped from our office in San Francisco, which is currently shut down and workers have been sent home as the city is under a shelter in place order.For the foreseeable future we will be replacing ALL physical prizes with digital gift cards equivalent to the value of the prize (including the value of the “prize pack” when applicable). The values of contest prizes and prize packs are noted in the official rules of each respective contest.Individual winners of currently-running contests will be notified with additional information after contest winners are announced. Please be advised that we, like all that have been impacted by the spread of COVID-19, cannot say when we will be able to return to our regular prize shipping practices. We know you love the robot t-shirts, mugs, and other goodies, and we hope to be able to return to regular shipping practices as soon as we are allowed and able.Thank you for your patience, understanding, and all-around general awesomeness. We have the best community of authors and makers, and we absolutely love you!Stay safe.Instructables Community Team

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Welcome to Instructables

On this page you can find links to some of our most frequently asked questions. What is this site? Instructables is a community for people who like to make things. Our community shares what they make in a step-by-step format that we call an Instructable.How do I post an Instructable? We offer a free and easy online class to coach you through posting your first Instructable or you can just wing it and start a new one today. How do I get help improving my Instructable?Ask the community for help in The Clinic. How does my Instructable get featured? The best way to get your projects featured is by following the Featuring Guidelines. Where can I learn more about contests? Our Contest FAQ has all of the information that you need to know about contests. What contests are launching soon? Check out our list of upcoming contests. Are you on social media? Yes! Follow us on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. How do I contact Instructables directly? The best way to contact us is through our Contact Page.

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How do you make a rapid fire PS3 controller?

I have a PS3 and I have been hearing that some people playing Call of Duty 4 have been using rapid fire controllers, and I have been wanting to make one ever since I had heard about it but I have not found any good instructions on how to make one. If you could please help, Thanks Alot!

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How can I make a drain hose for my portable dishwasher to reach the sink without moving?

I have a small kitchen and a portable dishwasher. It currently hooks into the sink faucet and drains into the sink just fine. However, I would love a way to operate it without having to move it over to the sink every time. I can probably extend the hose from the faucet that sends water to the washer just fine - that just means hooking up a standard adapter to either end of a 12-hose.What I can't seem to find is a fitting that will attach to the drain part (square part in the attached picture), so the used water goes back into the sink. I've looked and asked around, and there doesn't seem to be any standard manufacture parts to do this.So what might I be able to put around the square draining output pictured above or otherwise attach to it, so the drained water can go into the sink? For a similar distance of 12 feet of extra hose? I would also rather not cut into the hose itself, if that's possible.Thanks!

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Knex p90 v2.

I got some pictures of the insides so people can make it. sorry i didnt post it because i havent really got much spare time as im out most of the time enjoying the weather (big change for irealnd). dont bother posting a comment if you are going to start complaining why i didnt post it. hope this helps everyone!

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Removing hair dryer heating element

Request for help:  Does anyone know how to remove the heating element from a hair dryer to have it only blow cold/cool air?  I've opened it up and there are a lot more wires than I expected.  I have just enough electrical knowledge to be a little bit above dangerous, so I thought it would be best to ask for help.  Thanks!

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Where can I buy the Knex ball machine balls? Answered

I have quite a lot of Knex 2 original roller coaster sets as well as a bunch from other older sets. I want to make a ball machine but I do not have the balls for it. Does anyone know where I could find/ buy these or any good substitutes for them?

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Were can we get the items for robot building/1

Tuna mahallesi no/83 daire/3 3 numara izmir/karşıyaka

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My condo apartment smells of chemicals like paint.

I am living in a condo (apartment Building, 2nd Floor). For the last 5 days my house smells of chemicals like paint or something very close to the paint . In the living room we have small office area with computer and printer where smells very strong. Also this smell is in the kitchen, in the bedroom, all over the apartment. I am the only one that can smell it. It is not paint. The refrigerator works ok, the stove is electric and the furnace is turned off.  The Consumers checked for gas, but there was non. Who should I call in order to come and detect where  this smell is coming from? 

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Mr. Doomsday K'NEX Gun Review

Hi, Just a quick review on the Mr. Doomsda gun! Overall score: 9.5 / 10 Ease of use: 9.5 / 10 Just a slide back, pull trigger and pull trigger mechanism. Ease of build: 8.5 / 10 Some hard bits here and there. Range: 8 / 10 Probably Short - Medium range. Painfulness: 5 / 10 Only hurts on bare skin, point blank.

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Establish instructables for respiratory and other essential equipment to fight COVID 19 (corona virus)

Hey all, I urge the makers/instructables community to push to make as easy as possible instructables to make essential and missing equipment in the hospitals (respirators,..) with easily accessible materials. Let's do it!

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How much knex do you have?

I was wondering how much knex people have. i have about 6500 knex pieces including: rods, connectors, wheels, motors, gears, tubes etc... the buckets of rods and connectors are full to the top. ive sorted them into four boxes which are: (1) rods (2) connectors (3) small parts - wheels, gears, small motors etc... (4) big parts - tubes, large motors, books etc... now, show me your knex colletion!

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making moonshine more tastefull to drink?

Just curious if anyone knows what i could mix with it to make it more tolerable for me to drink. I'm a wuss lol

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does anyone know how to remove bubbles from the kitchen sink?

Do you know those pesky bubbles in your kitchen sink that always reside after you finish washing up the dishes? well i know them all too well and they never pop however much i poke them or blow on them or hair dryer them :( i had a look online and found a idea that you can tip ground pepper on the suds to pop them efficiently, but all it did was pop a couple of centermeters of the bubble monolith and now my sink smells like pepper :( does anyone have anyone ideas/experience as to how sove my bubbly problem?

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There's ducks in my Backyard

So a while back, a duck found the top of a shed a good place for nesting in my backyard. Me and my step dad talked about it and we're thinking of raising the ducklings once they hatch. We're building a pond and whatever else comes to mind that duckings would need. Has anything like this happened to any of you before? I fell dumb for asking , but is this a good idea to raise ducks from the wild as pets? (I've never heard of a story in the news where a duck has harmed a person before so...) Has anyone raised a duck before? What are your thoughts on this? haha, if we really do this, I could probably post an instructable on how to raise ducks if this goes well. Here's some pictures of the duck that's on the shed.

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how can i melt a hole in a glass bottle without breaking it?

I hawe a few normal drill bits and a propane/mapp gas torch.

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who do I contact if I have a video game idea? Answered

I have several ideas that I think would make good games.

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Anyone Interested In Creating A Video Game?

Hello there, I am currently creating a video game with a really good game engine and I need as much support as I can get! I need a story, characters, settings and someone who is willing to learn how to program and code in the basic level. I'm really just looking for people who are passionate about video games and who want to create one. I will later on open up my own video game company here in London (Yes I have the money for that). I also have publishers who will help in making our game get attention. But of course all this happens after the game is created. Any ideas? Anyone that lives in London? Or anyone who wants to join me online to create an amazing game? Thanks! Send me an email to JamesDuFont@programmer.net

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Assassin's creed Odyssey facts - Can you make Mercenaries your buddies?

I have recently seen a video with someone trying to defeat the Calydonian Boar. He led three Mercenaries to the site, which ended up fighting the rest of the hogs and the legendary animal itself. I wonder if Mercenaries can still fight these entities after selecting the "Pay all Bounties" function while still on the site. It would seem as if you were old friends! 😀🤗😎So, could this happen? 🤔🤨

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Good knex pistol to dual wield???

I want to know if there are any good knex guns to dual wield!

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HOW TO MAKE A DOG CLICKER AT HOME??

I need to make a dog clicker as i dont get then near my house. please help me out! all methods are welcome.. please provide images if possible.. THANX!!!

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I have always wanted to be a wolf or a vampire. How would I go about doing so? I wanna be changed into an immortal Help?

Since I was a little kid, I used to growl at people I didn't like and I howl when i'm lonely I also bark at people when I think there is something wrong. I need to be a wolf (or vampire). It would make my life so much easier. I love being pet. Help? I know this sounds crazy but I am being serious.

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Where to download mp3 music from?

The reason I am asking this is that I am looking for some fresh ideas of cool new music I could listen to. So where do you guys download mp3 music from? Do you only listen to music online or do you have any favorite site you like to go to to download and save good mp3 music songs? Would love to hear suggestions.

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Is it OK it the power supply for a laptop gets hot, almost to hot to handle? like is this normal? Answered

The power supply that came with my laptop(Acer) becomes hot while the computer is on and I was wondering if this is normal or not good etc. thanks.

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Is the K'NEX gun building community dead in 2020?

Today I logged onto Instructables for the first time in three long years. Damn, the nostalgia hit me HARD. I remember when the K'NEX gun community was still active. Man, those were the days. Waking up to start building on a new gun was the highlight of my day. I would build literally every gun I could find. Knex Lego Maniac, Killer~SafeCracker, dr. richtofen, The Red Book of Westmarch... those were the big names. They made quality guns all the time. Whatever happened to this community? Why did it have to fall apart??If anyone from the OG K'NEX gun community is still around and sees this, please go ahead and send me a message. I miss this stuff so much you don't even know.

Question by The Knex Inventor  


Is instructables going to keep giving all gift cards for the prizes?

Here's my main question:Is instructables going to keep giving all gift cards for the prizes? If they aren't, I really think every one should get a choice between the actual prize object, or a gift card that is worth the same amount as the prize object. Thanks to those that reply to this question!

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How do I trap cats?

I want to get a job as a self-employed cat and dog trapper. Because basically I love animals and want to be around them. I can't by the way get my own cats and dogs because I live in a group home. But I would love to help others get a kitty or pup into their lives?

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Feeding baby praying mantis (newly hatched)

FYI to anyone who has or wants to know what you can feed praying mantis babies right after they hatch. The egg sack i have been "protecting" (i thought) til spring has just hatched a day ago and its only december, my plan was to let them go after they hatched in the spring, but since i didnt keep the sack cold, it hatched now. After i freaked out for abit seeing i have about 50 or more TINY mantis all over the container i put the sack in, i called and called ALL over but no one would take them, and i cant let them just die. Everything i read about them says they only eat LIVE bugs..and they have to be small...really really small..like pinhead crickets or fruit flies...well...YUCK..i dont want that in the house...but if thats what they need then so be it..UNTIL...i called a bait store and the guy (i wanted to KISS him for this info) told me to put RAW MEAT on a string so it sticks in small peices and hang it in the container..IT WORKS!! they went right for it!! SOOOO.........if you dont want or cant get tiny live food for them...FEED THEM RAW HAMBURER MEAT on a string!! this picture is the mom, isnt she beautiful! haha..i mean it!

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Making your own hand sanitizer if there is none left in the shops....

For some unknown reason around here all shops are out of hand sanitizer.My sister needed some as three kids just make it a requirement thanks to Corona.Had to be cheap and plentyful she said....Methylated spirit is still freely available in bulk at the hardware store, so I grabbed some.Had no Calcium Acetate at hand so I ordered 200g online, it E263 if I recall correctly, a food additive.To give it a nice smell I added some natural pappermint oil to the list.The making is dirt simple....For every 100ml of alcohol add about 20ml of filtered water - you don't want it full strenght.Give a few drops of your favourite scent to it.Then slowly add some Calcium Acetate and keep stirring.Once the mix reaches the desired consistency of a more or less runny gel you are set to go.How easy is that for a change?Oh, in a hurry and no Calcium Acetate available anywhere? No problem!Use egg shells and vinegar.About 70g in egg shells should do for a good amount of sanitizer.Use a large (high) pot and add about 400ml of vinegar to it.If you can get the cleaning strength then better.Add the crushed egg shells and keep stirring.It will foam up, so add them slowly!You need to keep stirring as the shells tend to float up with the produced CO2.If no shells dissolve anymore add some more vinegar.At the end you want to have some leftover shells but no more bubbling to indicate all the acetic acid from the vinegar was used up the reaction.Filter through a coffe filter, or several layers of it to get a clean solution.Bring it to a boil to get rid of the water.Once you get a paste in your pot turn the heat off and remove the stuff from your pot to air dry.If in a hurry, then spread it out on some baking paper and place at about 120°C in your oven to fully dry.Crush up in a bag once cool and you have the Calcium Acetate you need ;)

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Knex Bows(Not Crossbows)

I was looking for a design for a knex bow.(for a play at school)lol I made a rubber band bow, but I want to try to make a real string bow for school and battle bow for home. Any ideas?

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What can I use to artistically burn wood, without a soldering iron? Answered

I need to write something in wood, but instead of writing, I want to actually burn it in. Buuut I lost my soldering iron, what could I use?

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Help! My low voltage, outdoor lighting wont light up - transformer error codes?

I bought a Portfolio 300watt transformer for low voltage outdoor lighting and hooked up a 100' 12 gauge cable (outdoor rated lighting cable) to it. Then I hooked up 4 low voltage lights (12volt 20 watts each). I plugged the transformer in to a gfi outlet that I ran out from the house. And turned it on. The little display flashes "E" and then "1" . The instructions say that the E means that there is a fire hazard so check the circut. So I unhooked every light except one. Same error. I hooked on a different light and unhooked the first one. Same error. Instructions say the cable needs to be under 250'. And the load less than 300w. I am there, except it won't run. Do I have a bad transformer or is there something that I am missing? Oh, and this is to light my haunt in my front yard, so I am running out of time! Thanks for any advice! Matt

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Elevator call button any suggestion for a project? or ideas?

I have a and i was wondering what project i could do with it my 1st thought was a Light switch but it is a momentary contact so it would only turn my light on when I press it...

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How different is the tenor sax and the bari sax from an Alto saxaphone?

So, school starts soon obviously, and I am taking band. I currently am playing alto sax, and I am wondering if I should try to play tenor, bari and alto sax. However, I want to know what some main differences are, so if you play bari or tenor sax, I would appreciate any information. Thank you.

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K'nex Combination Lock

I got bored and decided to show off my combination lock here at Ibles. It's not done yet, but here it is: http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj128/Mepain/KI/?action=view&current;=SMOV0022.flv

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lifes unanswered questions...

Great questions to ponder over (great conversation starters!)Can you cry under water?why does a round pizza come in a square box?What's the difference between a novel and a book?How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?If nobody buys a ticket to a movie do they still show it?if a person owns a piece of land, do they own it to the center of the earth?if you have a cold hot pocket, is it just a pocket?Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?Do penguins have knees?Why is it said that an alarm clock is going off when really its coming on?How come people tell you not to stand in front of an emergency exit when if there was an emergency surely you would run through it?Why did Sally sell seashells on the seashore when you can just pick them up anyway?Why are both of Spongebob's parents round like sea sponges while he is square like a kitchen sponge?(isn't this one great?)Does a two-humped camel store more fat than a one-humped camel?If you pamper a cow, do you get spoiled milk?Why is it that if someone yells "duck" they are helping you, but if they yell "chicken" they are insulting you?why do we drive on the parkway and park on the driveway?If the FBI breaks your door down do they have to pay for it?If they have angel food cake on earth, do they have people food cake in heaven?(don't start a war over that, its just a joke!)If you fart and burp at the same time, would it make a vacuum in your tummy?Why do you put two cents in when its only a penny for your thoughts?You know the signs on restaurant doors? No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service? what if someone goes in with No Pants? Would the restaurant still have to serve them?If a doctor suddenly died while doing surgery, would the other doctors work on the doctor or the patient?Why do we sing "Rock a bye baby" to lull our little ones to sleep when the song is about putting your baby in a tree and letting the wind crash the cradle to the ground?Why do we say we're head over heels when we're happy? Isn't that the way we normally are?If the Wicked Witch of the West melts in water... how did she ever bathe?If bald people work as chefs in a restaurant,do they have to wear hairnets?Why do sleeping pills have warning labels that state :'Caution: May Cause Drowsiness?How can Darth Vader breathe and talk at the same time?If there's a wheelchair-bound comedian, is it still called "stand-up"?When the French swear do they say pardon my English?Do people who use sign language see little hands in their head when they think about what somebody said, or do they hear the words in their head?How did Walt Disney figure out how to make people pay to stand in lines all day?Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?Why do they call someone "late" if they died early?If the serving size on a can of soda is one can, then why is the serving size on the little can one can, too? Wouldn't the little cans be 2 cans?If a king is gay and marries another guy what is that guy to the royal family?Why are red buttons always the most important?How is chess considered a sport?Why is it when your sleeping it`s called drool but when your awake its called spit?If a teacher were to teach a younger grade than they were teaching before, would they be "degraded"?Why does every Abraham Lincoln impersonator sound the same, even though there are no known audio recordings of the man?How's come people tell you to stay a kid for as long as you can. Yet the moment you do anything childish or immature they tell you to grow up.Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don't lay eggs.If marbles are not made of marble, why are they called marbles?If you dig a hole through the center of the earth, come out on the other side, and then let go, would you be falling down or floating up?Could you be a closet claustrophobic?Could someone be addicted to counseling? If so, how would you treat them?If ketchup is good on french fries, how come it isn't good on mashed potatoes?Where do all the daylight savings hours go?Why doesn't the hair on your arms grow as fast as the hair on your head?What happens if a black cat walks under a ladder and breaks a mirror?Why when people ask you "what three things would you bring with you on a desert island?" no one ever replies, "A BOAT"Why are elderly people often called "old people" but children are never called "new people"?Why doesn't broccoli come in a can?Can you slam a revolving door?What would happen if you found a four-leaf-clover under a ladder?Can a cross-eyed teacher control his pupils?If Winnie the pooh was civilized enough to keep his honey in jars, why did he eat it off his hands? Surely he had spoons?What happens if you get a paper cut from a Get Well card?Can you read a picture book?Why does it say "shake well" on ketchup bottles, but not ketchup packets?Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?Is eating a mermaid considered cannibalism?If mirrors need light to work, what happens if you put night vision goggles on in the dark and look at a mirror?if you're on an American airline, and you land in Canada and stay on the plane, is the drinking age still 21 or does it change to 19?What happens if every team in the NFL goes 8-8?What shape is the sky?If a Jewish person goes to court and is asked to put their right hand on the Bible, do they use a Torah instead? (again, don't start a war over that)Why is it written "May contain traces of peanuts or other kind of nuts" on peanut butter jars. Are people stupid enough not to realize it themselves?If you only have one eye...are you blinking or winking?If you have a gun and you ask, "can I ask you a question?" and they say "fire away" should you shoot them?What is a chickpea if it is neither a chick nor a pea?Why is it called the People's Republic Of China when China's not a republic?Why are dandelions considered weeds when daisies are considered flowers?Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?Whenever an adult is kidnapped why isn't it called adultnapped?Why do black lights look purple?Did Yankee Doodle name the feather, hat, town, or his pony Macaroni?Why is it that people duck in the rain, do they really think the rain won't hit them?Why isn't the caps lock capitalized?If someone with a nostril ring takes it out, then blows their nose, do they have to cover that hole as well as their nostril holes so that snot doesn't blow out everywhere?Isn't it weird that if you rearrange the word "teacher" you get "cheater"?How come whenever you start to sing, you automatically sing in a higher voice than you talk?How come people say they ate the last piece of gum, when they really just chew it?You know the saying "throw ya hands in the air like ya don't care"? why bother doing that if you don't care?Why is there no pine or apple in pineapple?Why do water bottles have a "best if used by" date?\If you called the police station to talk to an officer and he was not there, would that be considered a cop out?Why do they put holes in crackers?How come on TV the bell always rings and then the kids go to class, but in real life you need to be in class before the bell rings?Why can the saying "it's all downhill from here." mean both that it will be easy and that it is going to get worse?If all of ACME's products backfire, why does Wile E. Coyote keep buying them?Why do "cool" and "hot" mean the same thing?If you sneeze and fart at the same time, does a vacuum form in your stomach?Why does triangularly cut bread taste better than square bread?Does a baby feel the umbilical cord being cut off?Is it legal to name your kid "Anonymous"?If you have a pet with 2 heads do you have to name both heads?Why can't liquor freeze?If you dig a hole in the south pole are you digging up or down?How come they don't add the time that we are in our mom's to our age?Why do people squint their eyes when they can't see? Wouldn't that just make it less space to see out of?What is a hacky, and why is it in a sack?Who was in the kitchen with Dina?Why do we have to pay a toll on "freeways"?Why do they call them pepperoni if there is no pepper in it?How old does something have to be to become an antique?Can a school teacher give a homeless child homework?Do babies produce more spit than adults?How come French fries are not considered a vegetable, they are just deep fried potatoes?Do cows have calf muscles?Why is shampoo clear but conditioner not?If conjoined twins participate in sports, do they count as one or two players?If a singer sings their own song during a karaoke party, is it considered karaoke?Why do mattresses have designs on them when they're always covered with sheets?If you died with braces on would they take them off?If a person suffered from amnesia and then was cured would they remember that they forgot?Can someone have their head in the clouds and be down-to-earth at the same time?Why is Joey short for Joe, when Joey has more letters?If you were a pastor, and you were getting married, would you hire a pastor, or would you do the wedding yourself?Is there a certain temperature at which it stops being qualified as cold? At what temperature does it qualify as hot?if someone tells you not to be your self, who should you be?Why is most lunchmeat bigger than the bread?Why is it that whenever you sing to the radio, your voice is higher? Even when you have a low voice?How come toy hippos are always blue, or purple, when real hippos are brown?Have ex-mathematicians become dysfunctional?Have ex-locomotive engineers been derailed?Have ex-civil lawyers been distorted?Have ex-bankers become disinterested?Are there seeing eye humans for blind dogs?You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?After eating, do amphibians have to wait an hour before getting out of the water?Can fat people go skinny-dipping?You know how most packages say "Open here". What is the protocol if the package says, "Open somewhere else"?Would a fly without wings be called a walk?Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?Why isn't "palindrome" spelled the same way backwards?Why is there an expiration date on SOUR cream?Why is the word "abbreviate" so long?do the ABC's and twinkle twinkle little star have the same tune?Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?Why is Mickey Mouse bigger than his dog Pluto?why does Goofy live in a house and Pluto in and dog house if there both dogs?Why is it, whether you sit up or sit down, the result is the same?Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?Why is it called 'after dark', when it is really after light?Why is it called a TV "set" when you only get one?why is a pair of underwear one item?Why is it called a "building" when it is already built?Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?Why do women wear evening gowns to go out at night? Shouldn't they be wearing night gowns?Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as "4's"?olive oil is made out of olives, and peanut oil is made out of peanuts. What is baby oil made out of?!If drinking and driving is illegal, why do bars have parking lots?If someone leads but no one follows... are they just out for a walk?After they make styrofoam, what do they ship it in?Are part-time band leaders semi-conductors?Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?.............the list goes on and on, maybe i will make a sequel.i can not take credit for all of these, most of them were from this website

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How many 16x8 Concrete/Cinder blocks would I use to cover an 8x10 shed foundation space? Answered

I want to build an 8x10 shed foundation with 16x8 concrete blocks.Here's my first hack at the problem:How much brick?Brick size: 8”x16” Size of shack: 8’x10’ Width: Shack is 8’ or 96” wide. Brick is 8” wide. 8x12=96”=8’ So 12 bricks wide. Length: Shack is 10’ or 120” wide. Brick is 16” long. 16x8=128”=A bit over 10’ Long. So 8 bricks long. 8 bricks by 12 bricks=96 bricks* but just get 110 to be sure.*Bricks actually means concrete blocksThanks!😀👍

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Internet radio

A fellow customer answered your question, Which is better for receiving Internet radio stations, a computer or an Internet radio?

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would it work to play bass guitar through a car amp/subs??

I am wondering if i could play bass guitar through a car amp and some subs meant for car audio.it seems like a shouldnt be able to, but i cant think of a good reason why not...help?here are some subs i was thinking about buying... would they work?http://austin.craigslist.org/ele/1268767456.html

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Knex guns

Hey guys, I'm starting to run out of ideas for Knex guns. If you could leave me some guns I could build in the comments, it would be appreciated. Also concepts are welcome as well. Thanks!

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scope for knex (real one)

I made the scope using knex and duct tape ok maybe i bought it at Walmart for $8.98 two years ago (Daisy 4x BB) but the point is that that there knex gun is pimped out (its killerks magnum or whatever, only cause it was on hand at the time) I hope to god that no one needs an instuctable for this...

Topic by sethex    |  last reply


Anyone know of an adhesive for Lego's that can be undone by say, soaking in water or something else?

I've just been thinking Lego's would be more useful if the bond was stronger.

Question by DREWSR    |  last reply


My M4 replica

This is my M4 replica. The features: -Removeable mags -Modified Motaboi crane stock -4 attachement rails -Iron sights -True trigger -pin guide -40-50' range -Fake charging handle -New magazine -Trigger gaurd It shoots blue rods, external mag pusher. So, whadaya think? should I post?

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SRv3

I plan on using this forum to show off the SRv3 and get others to help me finish the project. JonnyBgood is right now working on building the SRv3. It is my hope that together along with help from others on the site can continue to make this gun project a more complete more beautiful gun. The gun as is... is capable of shooting 500ft with my fin ammo and bands pictured. If you have the pieces and some eye protection I highly recommend you build the gun and help finish the project! I can not ever take full credit for my work since I learn not only from my past builds and ideas but also from each and everyone on this site and KI. I want to thank everyone for there many ideas and awesome builds that keeps me motivated to come back again and again to check in on the builds. I can't wait to see what this gun becomes. I plan on one day posting an ible once the gun is further along. I hope you all enjoy watching the progress and help be apart of it!

Topic by Knex Lego Maniac    |  last reply


Is there any way to dual-boot Windows and Xbox 360/PS3 firmware?

For christmas, I am trying to build a custom PC made for gaming.  I wanted to know if it was possible to dual-boot Windows 7 and Xbox 360/PS3 firmware on the PC.  What I mean is that when you turn the PC on, you get a choice on whether to boot into windows or the 360/PS3 firmware.  So is it possible?

Question by DJ Radio    |  last reply


Pictures Answered

Is it ok if i use a picture of an iteam the picture is from a store like amazon on a instructuble that i will want to post for a contest

Question by sally_almo19    |  last reply


Instructables Robot Minecraft Skin

I decided to make the Instructables Robot for Minecraft.  I just used Novaskin to make it. http://lh4.ggpht.com/JkPKMT3c3FTFbYAX8URUeFtFOYOhopyHNxGTO6LQzKhtpDoofyJLm8HEaFR8xQSFql5qYIiB3PwH-4e6Ua1RPg

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick    |  last reply


can someone please give me a parts list for the ,original knex rollercoaster-loop version? Answered

Hello , im tring to find out if i can build IAC'S heavy cannon , but im not sure exactly how many pieces i have , all my other sets have parts lists  but this one doesnt , i will sub whoever gives the best answer -littleebay

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