Key chain multitool

I was thinking of getting a multitool that is small enough to fit on your key chain. Here comes the dilemma though... I don't know what tool to get. Leatherman has the squirt and the Micra. Other companies have ones as well... I was thinking of getting the squirt, but if I do, I cant decide if I want the P4 (pliers) or the E4 (wire cutters). Ahhh I cant make up my mind. Any help? The thing about the pliers and wire cutters is I don't have a set of wire cutters. However, pliers would probably be used more often. But if I need the wire cutters, I would wish that I had got them instead. Right now I am leaning towards the pliers, but...

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New tournament, yay.

Just what we needed. Another K'Nex tournament! Yay. There's gonna be 5 rounds, and rules depending on the round.Sign up in the comments, but only by July 10, 2009.First round starts on July 15, 2009.In weapon rounds, you must post a video in a Forum Topic.The winner gets 5* on each and every one of their Instructables.We're gonna judge you in 10/10 on range, originality, power, how innovative it is, and accuracy.You can participate once in each round.Judges!1: DrWeird2: wafflicious3: DJRadio4: Killer~SafeCracker5: TheJamalam Contestants!1. Killerboy2. ObsessionmanUPDATE! Well, this flopped. How embarrassing.

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Knex key pin lock

Im search for a key lock with pins thats can slide.

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Lego Universe beta key?

Hi, Is anyone here going to CES? If so, could you go to the NetDevil booth and get me a beta key? Just PM me the code, and if you do, I'll be incredibly greatful. Thanks

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music string

I was wonder how to make a electronic harp by connect the line to sound sensor. any one can help?

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PIANO KEY TIE: How could i go about making a piano key tie that actually has keys that play?

So i'm trying to figure out how to make a "piano key tie" that has actual keys that i can play. I want to make this look like a tie so there wouldn't be a whole lot of keys and the keys would be different shapes/ lengths, etc. I want it to be thin and lightweight if possible. The end would be just fabric i'm assuming so it could still be worn around the neck. any ideas are helpful, thanks so much!

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PIANO KEY TIE: How could i go about making a piano key tie that actually has keys that play?

So i'm trying to figure out how to make a "piano key tie" that has actual keys that i can play. Of course There wouldn't be a whole lot of keys and I want to make this look like a tie so the keys would be different shapes/lengths, etc. I want it to be thin and lightweight if possible. The end would be just fabric i'm assuming so it could still be worn around the neck. any ideas are helpful, thanks so much!

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In what way is a 60-key keyboard different from an 88-key keyboard? (read description)

Do they just take off 9 keys from the far right & left edges? What, then, is the point of doing that?

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INNOVATIVE KNEX SAFE

CONTEST EDIT!! first person to figure out the mech and build it gets kudos from me!! :D Whats this, a SAFE? I've seen hundreds of these, you can just pull the door open or easily pick the lock. Wait, thers no TUMBLERS! How can that be? That must be new! WELL IT IS BRAND SPANKIN NEW AND HAS NEVER EVER BEEN DONE BEFORE!!!!!!!! A secure knex safe that opens with a KEY! and its a very specific key. ONLY 1 KEY WORKS ALL THE OTHERS WILL NOT TURN! Tis is truely my most innovative creation EVER! If you do not like this, your a hater! I am going to be inactive so criticize me if you want it wont do anything. BEST THINGY EVER TRY TO BUILD FROM THE PICS IF YOU CAN! AHAHAHAHHAAHA I will put up a video soon.   Sorry it's gone so no instructions :(   If anyone wants to build this please check out zbrown2016's instructable. It is very simmilar and I believe he did a great job on trying to replicate my prototype from the few pictures I've posted.  

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How do you add key words ?

I have a couple of instructables to publish ' but it constantly asks me to enter key words. I have entered key words but can't publish. this is the reason i don't do any instructables any more.

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i bought a stand-up arcade game and they didn't have the key to the front panel. how can I open it without a locksmith?

This is a classic ms. pacman machine by the Midway company. it looks like it will take a normal key, not a round key.

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Diatonic or Chromatic harmonica??? Answered

I recently purchased a Hohner "Big River Harp" (harmonica.) It is the key of C. I need to know if it is a chromaic or diatonic harmonica. Im not sure what either of these are. Help???

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merry christmass

Hi there just me saying merry christmas and a happy new year

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can i learn key board through instructables?

I AM DESIROUS OF LEARNING PIANO THROUGH SOMEBODY'S HELP VIA INTERNET. CAN ANYBODY GIVE ME SOME SUGGESTIONS OR HELP ME ?

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Is putting weight to unweighted synthesizer keys a good idea? How do I do that? Answered

In my case it's a Korg X50. I can barely express myself with these keys. Any ideas on the topic are welcome before I screw my korg open.

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Could you make a buster sword or key blade keychain?

If so then get making an Instructable then message me!

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Could you design a pvc woodwind instrument in tune with keys using a membrane reed? Answered

Pvc membrane pipe, tuned with in the key of either C or Bb

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I have an extra LittleBigPlanet beta key. Anyone want?

I entered so many giveaways and they're slowly rolling in! :P You need a PS3 that's hooked up to the internets and a Network account to play it. It's the greatest game ever. :D

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is there any ways to make the computer recoqnize the notes recorded through the microphone?

I would like to record what im playing on my no-midi-keyboard and further arrange/mix/correct/improve the sounds on the computers. but then if thats not possible, how about making the keyboard into a midi device. please help! i dont want to spend a few hundred B$ yet.

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How can I make a USB flash drive into a key to turn on my computer?

I have an extra USB flash drive of a relatively small capacity (128 MB). I want to use it as a key to get on my computer, so that instead of entering a password at logon I just have to insert my USB drive. Anybody have any ideas? P.S. I'm running Windows XP SP3.

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detonator/igniter parts

I want to create a list of detonator/igniter key parts parts and where to buy them. like nichrome wire, those switches that need a key to turn, fuses and other necessities

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How can I connect USB (for computer keyboard) to MIDI piano so, say, the letter z plays the note C1?

 I want to assign the keys of the computer to the notes on a piano keyboard, MIDI or otherwise. How to do it? When I press a piano key, a chosen letter of the keyboard is activated. I have computer keys assigned to play musical notes. I want to drive that software with a piano keyboard.

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"Keyboard Masher" Facebook game.

Fun little game I found where the object is to mash as many keys as possible in 20 seconds.  Here's a video of me playing the game, I got over 10,000 keys, which is apparently better than 99% of facebook users: Link to game: apps.facebook.com/keyboard_mash/

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


bond of flames keyblade (for ojochris)

Well dsman1! you said you wanted a bond of flames you got a very good looking and kind sturdy bond of flames tell me what you think.

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How to find and use guitar triads?

How to find and use triads on a guitar in different keys and different inversions

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Knex safe

I am holding a competition for all Knexers worldwide. The competition is...you guessed it, a Knex safe Competition!!!!! Ok, so here are the rules: Rule 1# The object you must make must be either a safe or a gumball machine. Rule 2# The Safe must be made out knex and elastic bands only. Rule 3# The Safe or gumball machine must be either coin operated, key operated or has tumblers Rule 4# The Safe MUST be secure Rule 5# The safe must have instructions of good quality Any entry that fail to meet the rules will be disqualified Prizes: Every entry will be subscribed 1st Place 3 patches, A sub, 5 on all instructables and comments (if wanted) and the glory of winning 2nd Place 2 patches, A sub, 5 on all instructables and comments (if wanted) and the glory of coming second 3rd Place 1 patch, A sub, 5 on all instructables and comments (if wanted) and the glory of coming third 8 finalists will each receive a sub and a patch As i am becoming a member soon i will give out patches as soon as i can Thank you and start buildin' knexers!!!! :)

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underbarrel shotgun instructions?

I need instructions for a master key (under barrel shotgun) not a drain on pieces plz thnkx 4 reading

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Music notation question.? Answered

If in a key where C is sharp,  a note is written a B sharp.  That note is a C.  Is it supposed to be played C or C sharp?

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Copper flute?

I live in estonia. No bamboos here. So I was thinking to use copper tube. I find this http://www.aflauta.com.br/hist/bamboo.pdf Problem is inside diameter and wall thickness. If i'm getting it right for every key is right inside diameter and lenght  I can buy straight copper tubes/pipes: 15mm(outside diameter) x 1,05mm(Wall thickness)  1,05x2=2.1mm 15-2.1=12.9mm(inside diameter) 18 x 1,0 1,0x2=2 18-2=16  12 x 1,0  1,0x2=2 12-2=10   10 x 0,8 2x0,8=1,6 10-1,6=8,4 Whats the best? I was thinking to use 15mm and 18mm tube 18mm for key a 15mm for key d I ended up with 15x1,05 copper tube. Thinking how to use this: http://11wall-west.com/~ph_kosel/flutomat.html If I use this measures http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~suits/pvcflute.html I get 7.2mm for blow hole and 6mm for finger hole. My tube I.D is 12.9 Is there any flute calculator that calculates hole sizes for right key? I am also thankful for any flute related help what helps me to make copper flute.

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how do i make a prop detonator?

I want one that has a key switch to unlock a cover that protects the "big red button" and maybe other switchy switches

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Homemade player piano

So I got two pianos for free, one in great condidtion other than being out of tune and having a stiff action, and the other, a player, having a badly cracked soundboard and pinblock.  I salvaged the player pneumatics and bellows from the player and managed to mount it upon the other piano.  On each note bellows there were rods that pushed on levers to trip the action of the player piano.  On this one, these levers are about a foot and a half above the bottom of the action, because it is a console piano (shorter).  I've tried linking the bellows to the keys with hooks (which didn't work, it just pulled the keys off the center pivot point) and directly to the action, on the bridle strap hook.  I've tried different strings and two different gauges of wire, but they always seems to stretch, untie or to come unhooked whenever a note is triggered with the player, or with the keys.  If anyone has ideas on how to link the player mechanism to the piano action, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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How is the epiphone "inspired by" 1964 texan acoustic/electric guitar?

 I was just wondering how it is, because I can't find any reviews online.

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Trigger Numeric KeyPad with Arduino and Music Player with PD

Hello All, I have a project in hands which consists on the following: I'm connecting a numeric Key pad to Arduino ( further along i would like to explore other keyboards) I would like for every key to be associated with a song or a playlist. I've been searching online and using Pure Data to connect Arduino and the music player seems to be the right answer. But I don't know how to do it and don't know which music player to use. Any guidance Much appreciated! thank you, Elvia

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Halo Custom Edition?

How or where do I get halo custom edition for windows 7? Also are there any good key-gens?

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Connecting a computer keyboard to a guitar amp? Answered

I was wondering if anyone ever did this, and if it is possible and also if does work what kind of sound would come out?

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i'm sorry...

I am sorry about my spelling. my spelling is not this bad in real life. it's just when i type i some times type a wrong key, and then forget to spell check. I AM SORRY!!!!!!!!!! :(

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knex keyblade (LOL)

Well we all know kingdom hearts and im a big fan so i came up with soras kingdom key keyblade tell me to post or not

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Trying to make flute

I'm Trying to make aluminum pipe flute with calculator.  http://11wall-west.com/~ph_kosel/flutomat.html http://www.whistlemaker.com/pages/flutewhistle-calculator.php Both giving me NaN. Thisis great http://www.ehow.com/how_7325964_hole-placements-flutes.html I think this method is only for major scale. Mouth hole placement gives key of flute. I think I can make same measuring from other mouth hole placements. I don't know how to measure mouth hole placement for desired keys. I'm not sure how important is pipe length. I know that longer pipe length makes flute sound lower.

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What is the best electric guitar under $600?

I would like to know your opinion on the best electric guitar under $600. By the way I like playing punk and grunge. Thanks so much!

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Where coud I find a really cheap NES console? Answered

See I have been wanting to mod a NES to the MAX but I don't want to risk messing up my good one if I make a mistake.

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Kingdom hearts knex Sora's Keyblade

 I am thinking about posting my kingdom hearts knex keyblade either ultima weapon or kingdom key. I need some people at least 4 to say yes. No images yet don't wanna spoil it. :)

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I'm wondering if there is a good keystroke logger that is free and works well on a flash drive, is there one out there?

It's sort of for a "secret" project that I'm planing, so iIcant say any more. All i need is a program that will record all keys that are pressed, possibly mouse clicks, but that's not as important.

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Any good bands?

 I really like bands like Nirvana, Mudhoney, The Jesus Lizard, Seaweed, Black Flag, Sonic youth, etc. I am tired of living in the 90s, and was wondering if anyone knew any newer bands that I might like.  Thanks! 

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whats in your stick bag?

Im just wonderin mine has: a few pares of zildjian travis barker and adrian young sticks marching sticks old, crappy sticks held together with duct tape zildjian brushs grip tape setlist practis pad drum keys

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Wearing shed antlers? Answered

So when I was a kid I found this nice rack of white tail deer antlers, 8 points. Moved out of my mom's house and forgot about it, but recently they resurfaced. I'm thinking it would be really cool to wear them for Halloween.. I've done a lot of battle with search engines for the past few days but it doesn't seem like anyone uses shed antlers for anything terribly interesting. Much light-fixture-ing and car key racks abound. And the guy who made a USB key casing. Does anyone have any ideas on how to wear them such that they look about as natural as a human suddenly having horns could be? I'm not bald, so that's not an issue, but I don't have access to a lot of tools since I'm still getting started.

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The Sounds of Pi

This is a rather interesting website... It converts the first 10,000 digits of pi into sounds.Here is the website!It will come up with some keys. You then select a note for 1's, then one for 2's, then one for 3's, and so forth. It's hard for me to explain, just give it a shot. There are instructions on the website.

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how can I make this pendant light?

I need a creative lighting solution to replace an old fixture with a pull chain, there is no switch in the wall to turn it on and off. I would like to safely build a light similar to the ones pictured.  I have rewired lamps in the past and this seems like it might be a similar project, but with a few adjustments like strain relief components as well. I have found several companies that sell keyed sockets with uno threads to attatch shade holders. There are also great reproduction cloth covered wires available. I have 2 great glass 2 1/4" shades I would love to use. If its possible to make 2 lights that can be operated by a key in their sockets so that the can be turned on and off individually, but wired together, and run through the same canopy and connected to the same box that would be ideal. Can anyone help me with this?

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Why do manufacturers put lead in EVERYTHING?!?

Why is it that apparently almost everything contains lead? Almost all metal items appear to have lead... keys, tools, plumbing fittings... Also maybe in plastic. What i'm most annoyed about (and why i asked this) is about lead in plumbing parts. If you go to a hardware store and get a metal plumbing fitting, it should say "Lead Free*" but then when you look at the details, it would say something like "The wetted surface of this product contains less than 0.25% of lead by weight". Basically you'd probably always find it saying "less than x%". But why can't it be ZERO? Maybe it's because their metals are always contaminated and they cannot make it 100% lead free? Also, what about metal items like tools and keys? Why do they have to put lead in the metal? Does it make it easier to manufacture or something?

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How can I clean the contacts on an old organ?

Our unit in college found a free organ on craigslist. It mostly works, except for a few keys that are iffy when played. Meaning, some play and others do not all the time. We've taken it apart, and the contacts are a spring and bar type of connection. I'm wondering how to make them work like new.

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