Rainbow Play Systems - Tube Slide Instuctions/Help Needed!

Hi all, I recently acquired a used 360 corkscrew tube slide that was a part of a Rainbow Play Systems playset. I'm planning on building a fort/play/swingset for the kids, and attaching this slide, but would like to find the original instructions so I know the proper deck height for the installation. Also, it seems like each of the slides 6 sections have the bolt holes labeled (A, B, C, D, etc.), and I assume that they should all be aligned (A with A, etc.), but this isn't the case for each section. Perhaps the previous owner put it together wrong, or perhaps there are different alignment configurations based on the deck height where the slide will be installed and/or how extreme the drop in the slide should be. If someone has one of these sets and slides, and can either share the instructions, or even just look at your slide to see how the letters are aligned, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! PS - Here's a link to the slide: Option 19F - 360 Tube Slide http://www.rainbowplay.com/options/

Topic by PSUlion01 


Laugh a Little

Greetings!      Where I use to live my local paper posted some funny stories or or sayings titled "Laugh a Little" hence the name. I decide to post some of them to see what you think. None of these are ones that I made up, they're all from the paper. If you want me to post more I will. I have lots of them.      Enjoy.                                Questions that haunt me! Can you cry underwater? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Why does a round pizza come in a square box? What disease did cured ham actually have? How is it that we put  man on the moon before we figured out how to put wheels on luggage? Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up every to hours? If a death person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing? Why do people pay to go up in tall buildings and pay to look through binoculars at things on the ground? If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a coconut radio, why can't he fix a hole in a boat? If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?                                 Church Bloopers  The fasting and prayer conference includes meals. The sermon this morning 'Jesus walks on water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.' Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husband. Don't let worry kill you off - let the church help. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community.  A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

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Go check out my new lego gun

 I just put up a slideshow for a new gun i built

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Independent Music

Hi guys, Are there any DIY souls here who compose/record/produce their own original music or belong to any independent band? It would be lovely if we could all share our music here! I'll start off with mine. Feel free to check them out: www.pitchfeather.com www.facebook.com/pitchfeather Cheers, Alberta

Topic by Alberta Leong   |  last reply


Ethics Question

I need to do a quick survey for a class I'm taking, so consider this hypothetical situation: You are living in an apartment with a roommate. This roommate always has some form of change, and usually drops it in a bowl on the top of their dresser. Over the course of the year, this amount has grown substantially large. Today, while you can manage to get by, you are a bit short on cash. Your roommate is out, and you remember this bowl of change. The question: Would you take any money out of this bowl, and most importantly, why? If you could also tell me your gender (if you're comfortable with it) and approximate age (preteen, teen, 20's, etc.), that would be most appreciative (It's important to the survey). Cheers! ~Alt

Topic by AlternateLives   |  last reply


Lego Party

Hi every body, I show you some period of time that I played Lego world, njoy

Topic by GameF   |  last reply


wooden toys vs plastic toys ?

Which one is a good option for kids wooden toys or plastic toys ????

Topic by Wholesaletoys   |  last reply


Introduce Yourself

Hey everyone! Welcome to the group & thanks for joining! Take this opportunity to introduce yourselves, what grade you're in, what classes you take, school stuff, whatever else you want, etc. I'm Mark. I'm currently in 9th grade. I went to a Catholic boys' school for the first semester this year, but starting Monday, I'll be going to the public school closer to home. For the first semester, I took Biology Honors, Geometry Honors, World Lit Honors, World History Honors, Technology, and Spanish I. My favorite class this year BY FAR was Geometry.

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Knex KAR98K shell ejecting clip fed rifle

Here is my Knex KAR98K Bolt action rifle. It was a very nice weapon and it could eject shells or it could just be fed through normally in the top. It could hold five shells at the top and it could also hold ten normal blue rods without the shells. It could shoot around 30FT. (If I remember correctly.) It was pretty cool. Im lucky I found these Images on my computer or else this gun would be history. It had a very nice handle to...

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Welcome to the Future

New knex ball machine by Sandroknexmaster, coming soon!

Topic by sandroknexmaster   |  last reply


Babe

We need to come together and build this gun. Now.

Topic by didexo   |  last reply


add all your minecraft servers here and ips

I would like to know all your server adresses so i can put together a youtube video and sell copies of the video on my minecraft website

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The Red Book of Westmarch Insider

Ever since I was a young lad (XD) I have wanted to learn whatever I could. How to clean a firearm, how to change the oil in a car, how to sight in a scope, how to string and fire a bow, the list goes on. An item included in that list is how to make a website. So, as many of you may know, I made a website (using Weebly), called The Red Book of Westmarch Insider. I decided to make this forum topic to let you guys know about some of the new stuff on the site. I have a couple of new polls, one Up to Date post, and a rather large Video Series page. I also have the ability to make a forums page, but I chose not to do that, as I was not sure as to: 1) how it would work, 2) whether or not you could post pictures, and 3) if anyone would be interested. I also made this forum topic so that I could let you guys know when I have something new on my site. You don't need to post any comments or anything, this forum topic is just to give you quick links to new posts and stuff on my site. -The Red Book of Westmarch

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Knex Mp5 (Gen.3) Video

This is my third generation Mp5, many of its parts are from the generation 2. Mostly all internals have been changed from the generation 2. In my opinion, this is my best Mp5 yet. Specifications: -Shoots 30-40 feet. -Grey connector ammunition type. -Holds 5 rounds. -Removable magazine with release lever. -True trigger. -Ram guide with easy pull back system. -Rear and Front sights.

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Developing a fantasy board game ("Epanatara")

I want to design a fantasy board game with cards and strategy elements. It should be a game for at least six players. For that I need help in designing the board, cards, pieces, rules and story.

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PVC Pipe Toys

Hello, I am developing a line of toys made with PVC pipes. Take a look at these two instructables. https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pipe-Figures/ and https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pipe-Dragon/

Topic by nicolaudosbrinquedos   |  last reply


Arp Odyssey 1975 Help

Hello,  I recently found an old arp Odyssey from 1975, however it does not work. I have tried to clean the sliders because they were really junky and I tested the power supply and I know it outputs 15v and 5v, although I think its supposed to be -+15v. I really like to do electronics and I just need some pointers on what I should focus on what might be wrong. Thanks

Topic by mathesen1097 


Refrigerated Dog Bed

Ahoy-hoy, My first post on Instructables! Anyhow, we own a 10-month old Great Pyrenees and live in the drought stricken and warm Southern California climate. As summer approaches we have been looking at options to help keep her cool and we haven't had the greatest of luck with cooling beds available on the market, our Coonhound tore up the first one as a 50 lb pup during his first summer. I was thinking about potentially re-purposing an old mini-fridge coolant system into a cooling bed. My very initial thoughts are as follows: 1. Salvage working mini-fridge 2. Disassemble cooling system 3. Create bed surface using sheet metal (our Pyr won't sleep on the any of the multiple plush beds available to her, only concrete or dirt) 4. Create mount base for bed, ideal scenario would have a force sensitive switch that would only turn on refrigeration unit when dog is on the bed. 5. Thermally attach refrigerator expander coils to the underside of the bed, most likely via solder but could bolt together with thermally conductive paste 6. Rig up an enclosure and support structure for the compressor, heat exchange coils, and electronics. I imagine the bed surface resembling the weight scales at the vet but with some provisions to attach a padded fabric cover. Things to be addressed: 1. Ensuring proper temperature regulation...she has a thick durable coat but don't want to over due things. Temperature feedback shouldn't not be too much of a hurdle using an Arduino or using the existing "twisty-turny" nob in the fridge 2. Properly disassembling the salvaged fridge, don't want to unnecessarily release the refrigerant and defeat the whole purpose 3. Make this thing sturdy enough to survive the wear and tear of one and/or probably two 85 lb plus dogs Is this too far fetched (no pun intended, my dogs aren't retrievers)? Any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rich 

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Where'd my forum go?

Can someone help me? I had put up a forum about League of Legends, and its gone now. I dont understand why, but did I violate a rule? Am I not allowed to advertise it? Can someone please help me?

Topic by Senior Waffleman   |  last reply


Failed KNEX rail gun and other stuff

This is a failed rail gun I made. It looks pretty cool and has a nice trigger but the transfer mech in the gun does not work. I will not be working on this any more so if somebody want's to use this idea then give it a shot! I broke 4 red connectors when testing this gun out so i'm pretty pissed at this thing. Also I feel that I won't be posting any more KNEX guns since it has lost my interest. I do plan on posting more KNEX stuff but just not any more guns.

Topic by sonic broom   |  last reply


Lego transformers

All lego transformers

Topic by ASH9810   |  last reply


How can I transport water up into a tank that is 10m vertically above?

Hi Instructablers, As what mentioned in the topic, I am thinking of transporting water from my leaking pipe back into my tank which is roughly 10m above? Lets not talk about replacing the leaking pipe. Help help help! 

Topic by kelvintoys   |  last reply



Papercraft gaming

Hi. I was just wondering if anyone has paper craft instuctables for gamers????

Topic by Zelda and stuff   |  last reply


Knex hammer action turret rifle

A Knex hammer action turret rifle. The gun shoots inconsistently, anywhere from one foot to 18 feet. Sometimes the bullet wont even come out of the barrel. It was made purely for looks over mechanism, but it still functions.

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I need help writing a poem of sorts.

My neighbors have a really old computer, that can't connect to the internet, and runs windows 95.  I have a bunch of computer parts that I got from other computers, and I built a new one that runs XP.  I know it's not fancy, but it's much better than what they have right now.  I am going to type up a users manual, and I just finished installing windows (I'm using the computer to type this).  The specs aren't ninja, I haven't had money myself for months, and so it was built out of junk, but I'm proud, and I know they'll love it.  Anyways, I want to include some kind of poem with it, I think that would be cool.  Can someone help me write one (could also be read as write me one).  I would be extremely grateful.  On a sidenote, does any have DDR ram sticks that I can put in this thing?  The computer only had 2 slots, and I only have 256mb sticks.  Enough to to day to day stuff, but if their computer gets bloated, then I don't want it to slow down very much.  If you can donate, I would be extremely happy. :)

Topic by furrysalamander   |  last reply


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!

Topic by Lucas The Boss   |  last reply


Full-Auto Redesign

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Magic: The Gathering

Anyone wanna play against me over skype? sn: corey-caffeine

Topic by corey_caffeine   |  last reply


Audio Spectrum Analyzer Headphones

Hi, I was wanting to try to make some custom headphones. The headphones themselves wouldn't really be anything special but what is on the sides is what i'm wanting. On the sides I was wanting LEDs in a circular fashion working as a spectrum analyzers to what ever music I play. A visual idea of what i'm wanting is the GIF below, the way the analyzer is working in the background is how id want it on the headphones except in the opposite direction where the bars go outward.I also would like to have it to where it had a switch where i could turn the analyzer off but still listen to music without it running. I don't care on how it works i just want it to not be too expensive and i want it to where it could look a little professional and clean

Topic by SteelShadow104   |  last reply


Ak-47 vs M-16.

I just want to know peoples opinion on which is the better assault rifle. personally, i prefere the ak-47 because of its better knock down power, ease of use and reliability. the only thing i can see what the m-16 has to offer over the ak-47 is its improved accuracy. what does everyone think the better assault rifle is?

Topic by ~KGB~   |  last reply


GRV music

Can any one give me some definition to the GRV music? all i know it is remixed from another music !

Topic by Motaz Bany-Amer 


Wood bench sizes&diagram

Hi! I want to built a bench like the following: http://passim.co.il/picllery_files/garden_bench_1.jpg  someone can send me sizes or diagram of something similar or even link to toturial that made something like this?  thanks!

Topic by sgamil   |  last reply


Building a home Hi-Fi using 12V car sopund components

Many years ago I used to have big sound systems in my cars. I grew out of this but am left with the parts, i.e. speakers and radios and amps. I would like to build a hi-fi system using these parts. I’ll need to build enclosures for the speakers and radio and amps. No problem. My problem revolves around how do I power this setup? Using a charged car 12V battery is the simplest option and will give the cleanest sound, but that will have the problem of maintaining the battery using suitable charging mechanisms. The other option is to build or buy some kind of 12V power supply that can run from a household 220V AC power socket. The problem with this is, that the power supply will need to be able to handle large currents, to the tune of 90 Amps!! How can this be done?

Topic by tiny125   |  last reply


How to re-use an old speaker

So, I have a bunch of old speakers lying around and I`d like to use them, but the input is those two wires (sorry, dont know the exact term) and I cant seem to use them anywhere other than the sound system itself. The problem is that the soundsystem is broken and, believe or not, the repair guy said he wouldnt even take a look at it because he probably wouldnt find the replacement parts if needed. So now I have a bunch of speakers and nowhere to use them. Ive seen a few tutorials, like this one, but thats not exactly what Im looking. I just want to use these speakers plugged on my notebook, or maybe via bluetooth (Ive seen some modules capable of that). What do I need to get? Thank you all.

Topic by vitorassuena   |  last reply


Selling stuff at school

Hi, I'm in middle school and i need money for a guitar. I want to sell candy or something at school to my friends but I don't know what would be successful. Please give me some suggestions. So far, I've only thought of selling war heads for $.50 each from a $15 240 piece tub. Please help!

Topic by warreng971   |  last reply


Free 8-bit game creator

Does anyone know of a free 8-bit game creator hidden somewhere in this vast place we call the internet?

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply


Browning M1919 Update

Hey everyone, hope you K'nexers are all good. Just bringing you an update on the K'nex Browning M1919 that I posted back on the 11th September 2014 to remember the 9/11 victims since it was an American weapon despite the fact I'm actually British, I still respect them all. Anyway the reason for this update is when it was original posted, it was abit smaller than it should have been so I have extended the length of it and updated the instructions so it looks alot more better than before than it did previously.

Topic by Zombiekiller-93 


Knex AUG A3 (Internal pics)

Behold, my BEAUTY! I decided to take like an hour and finish the front end. I rushed through it so it doesn't look as good as it should be. Everything works, although the power behind it was weakened only shooting UP TO 20FT. I mean, its a decent looking gun, but I think I could of done way better on the looks. I wanted to build something else at the moment, so I didn't finish the other wall layer, I only have connectors holding the walls together. So its only 6 layers think. The magazine only wants to hold 7 grey connectors at the moment. Our family camera, the one I've been using for Instructables is officially broken, so Im stuck using my phone. I'd like to get your opinion on the quality compared to the camera. Internal pictures have arrived!

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R5, Bolt Action Carbine

Hey guys! After the "rebuff" I received from ZakS and FlyingFish10 (and more kind comments from TheDunkis and Raz1r Knex Bull3t) about how my K'NEX Gun: Declaration (R2) looked just like a ZKAR (to which I disagreed), I decided to rebuild and heavily edit my K'NEX gun Declaration (R2), changing the body and mechanisms so heavily that the comparison between it and the ZKAR would be virtually non-existent. After about three days of hard work, I have finally come up with this gun, the R5. With a brand new trigger mechanism and bullet transfer system, this gun is ENTIRELY different from any other bolt action gun you will find. While the bolt itself is heavily similar to the ZKAR / Zaktangle, almost everything else is entirely unrecognizable (except the magazine, that's a pretty standard yellow rod magazine). Features: Brand new trigger mechanism Brand new bullet transfer system Heavily edited (and improved) pin guide setup Comfortable stock Very reliable New magazine setup, with magazine breach Comfortable grip Flip-up back sight Great range: 50 - 70 ft. Preloadable magazine Internal magazine pusher 12 rd. magazine (could be increased) This version is by no means finished, but when I do finish it, I'll be sure to post a full set of instructions. Check out the image notes for more info. Tell me what you guys think I should change or add to this gun. I'd love to hear your comments. Quick Tip: When you have a magazine that is full of rounds try and make the last round different in some way, so that when you shoot the gun you know when the magazine is empty. This will prevent you from shooting the magazine pusher, and make it so that you don't have to keep track of how many rounds you've shot. -The Red Book of Westmarch

Topic by The Red Book of Westmarch   |  last reply


Dryer will not heat

Changed fuse and heating element and still no heat

Topic by Raquela   |  last reply


How would I Record an original song onto a Greeting card computer chip / transistor / speaker

I received a Hallmark Greeting card which played a song when opened. I want to record an original song and make my own singing cards. How would I do this? Does anyone know a manufacturer?

Topic by chipinventor   |  last reply


I Still Exist (And am here to say hello again!)

Hello, everybody.  I've gotta keep this message brief for now, but suffice it to say: I am very much alive and well.  I have sort of dropped K'nex as a hobby but this will not be one of those 'I'm done with K'nexing forever' posts, because nobody ever really is.  If you'd like me to help and collaborate, I am totally open to busting out the K'nex again.  I'll probably message some of you guys to say hello again pretty shortly, but right now, I've got a few things to do before I can do so.  Sorry about that long bout of inactivity... I'm currently working on digital art (animation, stills, and everything abstract) and you can find my most recent work at the following sites (If anyone's interested): darkowlartifice.tumblr.com (the final products) and ondrewstuffpreview.tumblr.com (works in progress; the password is 'egg.') Hope all of you guys are doing well! (Also, to Mods questioning why this is in K'nex: this is an address to old friends who primarily exist in the K'nex community.)

Topic by DarkOwlProductions   |  last reply


K'NEX Contest 2015!

Hi everyone, I just wanted to give you all a heads up about this year's K'NEX contest.  It will be running from 4/13-5/25 and while I can't get into prize specifics until the contest launches, I can tell you that we are teaming up with K'NEX to bring you bigger, better, more awesome prizes than ever before! We can't wait to see what you make!

Topic by Danger is my middle name   |  last reply


Furry Group's Logo

Hey, my computer is being somewhat of a fishwife, and the files I'm uploading to instructables aren't coming out right. If anyone feels like giving us a new logo, drop me a line.

Topic by Kataze   |  last reply


K'nex Laptop Stand

Hello all, It's been a while since I've made anything with k'nex, but I just recently made a nice laptop stand that I wanted to share some pictures of it. If you like it you can probably make it from the pictures, but I don't think it's worthy of an instructable.

Topic by jollex   |  last reply


Reversing Direction of Power Tool

It would be nice to be able to reverse direction of angle grinder, mototool, and similar tools. Sparks may be flying toward ones face in certain positions. The tool also may also tend to kick due to wheel direction. These tools arent made to reverse. How can one change this?  How can one keep the wheel from unscrewing and flying loose once the motor is reversed? 

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply


Indianapolis 2015!!!

What's up K'nexers? It's Nerfrock', your local K'nexer-turned-temporary-lurker here to let you know that anyone interested is invited to a little party I'm having later this summer! Indianerfolis 2015 is basically the foam dart version of K'nex War 201#, and will include many military simulation and dart tagging games intended to provide lots of active fun! If you don't have any Nerf guns, K'nex guns are also welcome, as long as they don't have the ability to hurt someone. So far, Nerfrocketeer, JonnyBGood, a few NerfHaven members, a few of Nerfrock's friends, and possibly a few extra tagalongs will be there! More information can be found below: ---------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM to around 4:00 PM. Location: Southeastway Regional Park, 5624 S Caroll Road. Park Info | Park Location ABOUT THE WAR:  This will be a general combat, capture-the-flag style war with two teams that will take place across a medium-sized field. We will play other games later in the day if everyone wishes. WHO'S INVITED: Anyone older than 14 years old who has a Nerf blaster that complies with the below rules and regulations is welcome to come. WHAT TO BRING: Nerf weapons, ammo, and equipment (complying with rules). Light/Tactical Clothing Lunch Anything you may need in an emergency. This may include special medication, money, a cell phone, and so on. Eye protection, closed-toed shoes, and a ride are mandatory. Friends! RULES: Modified Titans, Big Bad Bows, and other over-powered blasters that have the ability to cause serious injury are not allowed. Homemades and modded guns are welcome, as long as they follow these rules. Modified Nerf Ammo with sharp edges, points, or explosives, besides straight foam and hot glue stefans and slugs with washers, are absolutely not allowed. Blasters that look too realistic are not allowed. No mind-altering substances of any kind. Eye protection, closed-toed shoes, and a ride are mandatory. No homemade swords or shields. Five tags with a dart is out for the current round. Hit in the arms, blaster, or face doesn't count. Nerfrock' is a referee. Nerfrocketeer reserves the right to eject anyone from the war. No bad attitudes, vandalism, or other illegal/ socially unacceptable behavior. You can bring your dog, as long as it's friendly to strangers. No real weapons. You can trade/sell if you wish, but all responsibility for trading falls to you and the person you are trading or selling with. NOTE: This topic is in the K'nex section because this war is open to K'nex guns as well as Nerf guns, and a few K'nexers are going. -NK

Topic by nerfrocketeer 


JonnyBGood's Other Hobby

Well this may seem out of place in the K'nex forum, but since I am a member of the group I think this still applies. For the last couple of months I've been pretty inactive as far as my K'nex building has been concerned but as you can probably see from the pictures my time was being completely consumed by my Nerf hobby. Let me also state this while I'm at it.... No this does not mean I've stopped K'nex building, I've just been sidetracked for awhile. My reasoning for moving to Nerf is mainly because of a resolve I made at New Years to start tinkering with electronics, and of course I wanted to keep shooting projectiles so Nerf was perfect. It also allowed me to participate in more wars, again I love K'nex and I look forward to our once a year K'nex war, but one isn't quite enough for me.  Nerf also gave me one other edge that I wasn't getting with K'nex, and that was a marketable product. Kids are willing to pay on average (based on me stalking ebay for a month) 40-80$ depending on gun and paint job quality. So I have a possible source of income custom painting Nerf guns.  When should I expect another K'nex ible'? Well I have one last Nerf build I really want to do ( rapidstrike uzi ) and after that I will refocus of getting some war guns together for the K'nex war this year.    So in summary, that has been what I've been up too. If you like any of my work and would like to make an offer I will gladly consider anything reasonable, so send me a PM. I plan on eventually selling "Vanguard" themed white Strongarm's because I can paint those relatively quickly. The Rayven Roughcut integration ( Mine is called the Universal Remote) is my piece de resistance right now and I'm insanely happy with how it's going. If you know a friend that may be interested in my work, I'd appreciate any referral. Also note that I'm not doing any commissions.... yet. I'm kind of addicted to the art of making a well painted and functioning Nerf gun right now.  Thanks for reading, more K'nex projects coming soon!     JonnyBGood

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forever alone

My next song is called forever alone because i was heartbroken but  i read an article about letting go of the past but it is sometimes hard. either i need  to relax or keep stressing. i took a test and it said my stress level is 56/14 i really don't know what to do.... i am not  saying i will be alone forever it's just i can't trust no one ever again.

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