rating system

It just occurred to me that Instructable ratings are based in part on the necessity to return to the Instructable to review instructions. Instructables that have steps that are intuitive and/or easy to remember may not get any ratings. In other words good ratings equal Instructable complicated enough to require several visits. That leaves number of views. With a nude or two you could probably get a lot of visitors and a very high rating as well. ;-(

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Sear Systems

I am just wondering, what are the advantages of sear systems? nightfox only said that they have superior advantages to block triggers. So what are they? Pic is the M4 carbine made by nightfox

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Rating system

I'd just like to say two things in relation to the new 'view ratings' feature: Firstly, while you can now see who rated your project low, this doesn't mean said person hates you.  They probably don't even remember doing it.  Sure, mention it to them (I myself have sent a few choice PMs), but don't dwell on it.  You have probably done it at some point, and would probably rather forget about it.  See this as a chance to correct your mistakes and give older projects a fair rating if you want. Having said this, I would hate to see people bullied into giving 5* ratings to everything for fear that they may get picked up on the odd 3.5* etc.  As long as you express your honest opinion. But seriously, ratings on this site are typically ridiculously skewed anyway, so I wouldn't get too hung up over it.  Most people don't care about ratings at all.

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Gaming system?

I want to get a new system, and I'm not sure if I should get an Xbox360 or a PS3. 360 has a whole bunch of awesome games, and PS3 has free online gaming. I'm not sure which one to choose. Which one is better? PLEASE DON'T JUST POST SAYING THINGS LIKE "Oh ps3 suks" or "I have a 360"

Topic by Farewell88s   |  last reply


help on a trigger system?

im trying to make a my own airsoft gun, but i am stuck.i cant figure out how to make a truigger that will work. any help? (the pictures should help) i need something that im able to cock and it will stay until i pull the trigger. please helpppp.

Question by andyweigl 


Speaker system on Mc!

Hello i have create an music system on my mc. It's build up with 4, 6x9 3 way speakers and a car amplifier (250w) and all that is connected to a ordinary carstereo. I got an 12 volt battery with maybe 50-70 amphere hours to get enought power to the system. Now to the question i want to connect some leds to my system to light to the music i playing! But i need some help to know how to do it. I can load up pictures and movies on my project later but for now on i need the help, so please write in comment how to connect! 

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Windows Computer System

This is for anyone frustrated or angry about Windows software or computers.  I want to know what when wrong and what you did to fix it, mostly because of my problems now.

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Aircraft comm system

I work on jets for a living and there are many times that we are stuck on the comm system for hours at a time running up operational checks. What I have done is taken a female and male comm jack and spliced in a headphone jack so I can listen to music. It works fine when I am not plugged into the jet, I can hear the music in my head set. But what I want is to plug it in to the comm system and have everyone on comm hear the music. So here are the two problems I have "they should have the same answer" I need the music playing in my headphones not to travel back to the source and I need the music I pipe into the mic end not to turn my mic into a speaker. I have a basic understanding of electronic principle so is all I need 2 diodes? Just looking for some help.

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new trigger system

I was messing about with my knex trying to think of some ideas and then I decided to make a mp7 but the handle is near to the middle of the gun so if you put a normal trigger in the gun it will have a bout an inch when you pull the pin back so I wanted a trigger be hind the mag and I came up with this if people want a video showing how it works just post comment and ill have one put up

Topic by knex mad   |  last reply


knex new loading system

Hi i invented a whole new bullet stocking and loading system if anyone is interested i can post it but remeber its a prototype and its not connected to a gun yet

Topic by T3453R   |  last reply


chain gun trigger system

I am sooo tired of stupid mg's that only work when you turn the motor on.so, i've made a trigger system which works like this: first you load a chain into the gun. second, you turn the motor on. third you squeeze the trigger.bang bang bang aaaaaaawwwwwwwwweeeessssssssoooooommmmmmeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!no pics yet, will be be soon though

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What is a knex ratchet system? Answered

I just built knexfreek's final stand. He says it usees a ratchet system.  Where is the ratchet system, and how does it work?

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Help with a game system mod?

I'm buying a sega game gear to mod. I want to add an a/v input without using the tv tuner accessory. Is this possible? I cant find it anywhere online, but i did find a pinout and it seems possible. I know i could connect the audio to pins 44 and 45. Would it work if i connected the video in to pin 43? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. 1 +34(V) liquid drive                                        24 MREQ memory request 2 +5(V) +5(V)                                                    25 A10/TPR2 address 3 /WR write signal                                           26 /RD read signal 4 A12 address                                                 27 /EXM 2 0~7FFFH 5 A7/CL1B3 address                                      28 A15 address 6 A6/CL1A2 address                                      29 A11 address 7 A5/CL1B2 address                                      30 A9/TPR1 address 8 A4/CL1A1 address                                      31 A8/CLIA3 address 9 A3/CL1B1 address                                      32 A13 address 10 A2/DW address                                          33 A14 address 11 A1/DO3 address                                        34 /EXM1 8000~BFFFH 12 A0/DO1 address                                        35 +5v +5 volts 13 D0/DB data                                                 36 /M1 M1 cycle 14 D1/P3 data                                                  37 IORQ I/O request 15 D2/P2 data                                                  38 /RFSH refresh 16 GND D ground                                           39 /RESET Reset 17 GND A ground                                            40 CCLK Clock 18 GND D ground                                           41 GND Ground 19 D3/P4 data                                                  42 /GG MS/GG 20 D4/P1 data                                                  43 /TV TV Cart 21 D5/CL2 data                                               44 TVSNDR VR Right Audio 22 D6/DO2 data                                              45 TVSNDL TV Left Audio 23 D7/DO4 data

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I NEED HELP ON TWO NINTENDO DS SYSTEMS?

HI, I HAVE A TWO NINTENDO DS SYSTEMS AND ON BOTH OF THEM THE TOUCH SCREEN CALIBRATION ISN'T WORKING EVERYTHING ELSE FUNTIONS FINE.?

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Anyone know how to make a Knex Semi Auto trigger lock system?

Well I've been looking around, and I've got to say, I'm not the best Knex builder around. here's the deal. I've been trying to make a bolt-action/ semi-auto Knex gun for some time, and I just can't seem to get the Trigger mechanism to work. I want a trigger system like http://knexinnovation.net/showthread.php?542-Zak-s-Bolt-Action-ZKAR-Follow-Up just like ZKAR's gun or some other gun with a real trigger. U see I need a trigger to make sure the firing pin doesn't go off (duh) so is there anyone out there that would be able to make an instructable about making a trigger? mind the fact ONLY the trigger not the rest of the gun. but beggars can't be choosers so yeh XD. I just need a good instrutable explaining how the trigger works and how to make one. I use like the first Generation Knex set, the set that still has the chains (FYI) so I might not have all the pieces. but heck! I have all the standard ones. THANKS PEOPLE!

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Possible to build a Powered PA Speaker myself?

I am a musician, so I've been talking about guitar amplifiers, tubes, microphones and all kinds of gear for over 20 years. I've never really gotten that much into PA's, so I know nothing about speakers, heads, mixers, power amplifiers, etc. Now, I'd like to build my own powered PA speaker. I have zero experience with building anything that involves electronics. I'm not a dummy. I know Ohm's law, and I believe I can handle the physics of electronics, no problem. I just do not know where to start. Schematics for power audio amplifiers? Where does one find them, and how do you read schematics. These are the things I need to know.  Let me preface this by saying... I do not expect to build a top-of-the-line PA speaker. I don't even expect to build something that would be considered crappy. I just want to know the theory, and where to start. Anyone got any help? Thanks!

Topic by Dolmetscher007   |  last reply


Favorite game and what system its on.

What is you favorite game and name the system it is on. It does't have to be on a playstation.

Topic by qui-gon621   |  last reply


knex gun with new loading system

Well i just bought a nerf rifle and was looking at the mecanisem inside it. i saw that is should be able to make it with knex. i just need to find some way to make a shell. tell me ideas. p.s. lol they added a knex categorie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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knex rifle with real trigger system

I have finely done it! behold the knex rifle! it is the first gun to use my new trigger system. the system consistes of a cog wheel, trigger and a hammer. the hammer and the trigger progressly move the cog wheel witch relases the rubberbands and fires the round. you cock the gun by pulling the hammer back. the gun is very strong and can shoot through carboard form 10 feet away. it has a grip and a popout baneut and the trigger for it is right by the grip. has a good handle and a light trigger pull. also the sides of the gun holds 6 of my deer slugs.instructions are being made.

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My Knex Gun Rating System

I QUIT, SORRY. I am starting a new business. I will rate any of your guns (as long as they're not too big) and post a detailed rating of it. I work on a first come first serve basis. Allow up to 2 weeks for each gun and keep in mind if there are 8 in front of you, it could take me a month or 2 to get to yours. All I ask in return is for you to post a link of my rating on the front page of the gun I rated. Hope to see a few guns before next Saturday. I would have done Pros Cons Stats Does It Have...? Can It Be...? Rating Overall Would I recommend It Final Rating

Topic by Electroinnovation   |  last reply


knex rbg with wierd trigger system

This is my rbg wit a wierd trigger system

Topic by darth acexxacer   |  last reply


whats a good suspesion system with steering?

Must be small

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saltwater system for above ground pools

What are the pros and cons of have a saltwater system for my above ground pool. I've been told the salt will corrode the sides and other metal components of the pool. Even had a retailer refuse to sell me a nice Hayward system. Any comments or validations?

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Best K'nex gun ratchet system?

I want to use a ratchet system(like the one on the sipriani rifle) for a new idea that i thought of, but before i start i want to make sure I'm using a good ratchet system. I haven't looked at many ratchet systems so specific names of good ones (or ones that are generally accepted as good) would be helpful.

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Homemade iPod Speaker System Question

Quick Question... Not long ago I manged to homemake a sweet speaker system for my iPod Nano 5G. Came out beautifully with great bass. But before it's too late I wanted to ask if there can be any damages, or changes, to the function of my iPod or it's battery from using my speaker system?

Topic by LoneWolf   |  last reply


What's the 'rail system' on Knex guns? Answered

It is/was a rail system on Knex guns where you can put attachmens on.  I don't know for sure, but I think it was MegaMetals' or rec0n's?

Question by H1T4TCH1   |  last reply


Is there a way to make a diy surround system?

Remember, this is for a computer

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Home brew game system collab.

Design wouldI am sorry for how disorganised my ideas are but please bear in mind that it was at about 1:35 a.m that I typed this. I have an idea for a hahandledame system that would use sd memory cards as cartridges and would use two screens one would be a touch screen while the other would be a normal screen. For inter system communication I think that an ad-hock wireless web could be used like ninintendoid for the DS system. It would of course have onboard speakers but it would also have an onboard microphone for audio input, It would also have the apappropriateacks for external speakers and microphones on it. The handhandledld also have a mini usb port for charging and communications purppurposeswell as a female usb port for similar reasons though It would also be used as an input for external gamepads and usb flash drives. for the internal memory it would use compact flash memory cards to hold it's operating system and inernainternalare like a chat system and a simple non tabed web browser. for the operating system I thought that it could use linux since it is such a small compact operating system and doesn't need a whole lot to run. Now as far as external design goes I was thinking that a clamshell clamshellld probably be best for it. please tell me if any of this sounds improbable or downright impossible but please keep it clean.

Topic by Dwarg   |  last reply


New firing systems for K'NEX guns

I'm so tired of the firing rod and the little orange connector to fire K'NEX guns. Isn't everybody else? Maybe make something like a real trigger?

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the untimate guide to beat the test system!

That is going to be my next Instructable. I wanted to get more ideas form other people here on Instructables , so I made this forum. if you have a idea you want me to put in there just leave a comment about it. I will give you full credit for anything you can think up.

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How to add energy to a spring system?

 I need to make a metronome out of a spring and mass system, one that has a mass on a vertical spring that goes up and down. Here's the catch: it needs to be accurate for more then 2 minutes, so I want to find a way to maybe hit the spring just a bit so that it will keep going. But, I don't have any access to a motor, or electrical source. Does anyone know how to do this? Like mechanically? I was thinking like how a clock conserves energy, but mine moves vertical.

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Materials for a Cat Motion Detoector System

I have an indoor cat, and I'm just looking for some advice on what materials I should buy to make: a Cat motion detector system that: senses when my cat has used the litterbox wirelessly sends the info to a blinking light on my desk a floor above has a button on the motion sensor to deactivate itself and the light for a certain amount of time(five minutes) while I clean the box, and then turn itself on after the time has elapsed. sends a text message to my cellphone(a bit overkill and therefore optional)

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How to build a handheld gaming system?

My plan is to take a single freeware game like Eversion and put be able to play it on a custom-built handheld. I have no want to do this for profit or for an reasonable reason, I just want to do this because I want to. I don't want to buy an OpenPandora thing, I'd like to do this as a sort of DIY project but I'm not at all skilled in coming up with my own instructions that work. I don't know if I could do this by modifying something or if I'd have to do this from scratch either, it doesn't matter to me.

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knex ball machine's new vip system

This is the groups offical vip club for people up to the stadards. It is a invitational club only knexperts can join. if you like to join you have to send a reply with a picture of your best ball machine and I will accept if it's up to my standerds Thank you

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What would the cheapest lpa (low pressure air) system be priced (paintball) ? Answered

I'm going to be buying a JT USA Cybrid that operates on low pressure air systems. I need to know what a cheap LPA System would cost. I haven't found a cheap one yet, but I know their out there.

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is there any way to make something like a sonos music system for $100 or less?

 i want to have speakers through out my house and be able to control it from my computer or iphone

Question by zero838 


Rating Group

I am currently working on a project to rate knex guns, and I need your help. I need 2 people who have a lot off time and knex so you can build at least I new gun per week. We will all build the gun and I will make the collaboration. We will come to an agreement for each category and post the final results. This project should go on for a few months. Please comment.

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Knex Survey

Just wanting some of you to take a survey... this will help me and alot of other people Remember to only pick one answer! Question 1: Which kind of gun do you like best? A: Ram gun B: Slingshot C: Gatling D: Other/Special Question 2: What trigger mechinsim do you like best? A: True Trigger B: True-Block C: Sear System Question 3: What is your favorite size of gun? A: Pistol B: Assault C: Sniper Question 4: What thickness do you like best? A: 3-4 layers B: 5-6 layers C: 7+ layers Question 5: Out of all these factors, which one of them do you think matters the most? A: Power B: Comfort C: Looks D: Other Question 6: In a knex war, which feature is the most valued? (you can pick more than one) A: Removable mags B: Rapid fire C: Revolvers D: Long range Thank you for participating in this survey! -DGM EDIT: Survey is closing january 30, Results will be up by Febuary 7

Topic by Der Bradly   |  last reply


Are Co2 (Carbon Dioxide) air systems refillable? Answered

The kind of Tank Im talking about is a Paintball air system. Are they refillable?

Question by Paintballer98   |  last reply


Making a small rail system from cardboard? Answered

I need a small rail system made from cardboard to use on my model guns. If someone can post pics, ideas, or instructions, that would be great. Thanks.

Question by Kaiven   |  last reply


Charging Handle Bullet Chambering System Concept

Bolt action is going to be too specific to describe the action of loading a bullet in such a way as to increase power so I'm just going to call it chambering. Bolt action chambering was done through the use of two separate pins and "barrels". The magazine loaded ammo into a separate area and then was pushed into the barrel by the bolt pin. This works pretty well but it's a little complicated and some potential accelerating space is wasted with the bolt. I wanted to simplify the action of chambering a round for max power. Why not just have one barrel?  I made a powerpoint to demonstrate the concept. There are still a few problems I need to figure out before I can work on such a gun such as how the trigger would work and how to keep the ammo in the magazine down. I have ideas for both but nothing that I'm 100% sure of. If anyone would like to try this concept out, PM me. You can download the powerpoint here. (make sure you play through it, don't just scroll through the slides)

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Why do Americans still use the "imperial" system versus the metric system? Answered

I am wondering this because (and this is coming from an American) it just seems so inefficient compared to the metric system. Is it something political? Or is it just abstinence?

Question by www139   |  last reply


Steering system on my knex rally car.

I need help putting a steering system on my knex rally car, can anyone make a steering system for my car?

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Need a good universal true trigger system.

I need a good true trigger system that can work with nearly any gun/crossbow. This is my weak point, so if any of you more experienced instructablers have a good system, please answer.

Question by Zthegreat1578   |  last reply


A New Ultimate Resource for Recommended System Specs!

I found this new website for all you gamers and system builders out there that provides really good recommended system specs with price breakdowns and vendors! Now I can stop bugging my buddies each time I want to get a new system!http://recommendedspec.com

Topic by tom.needer 


What is the best trigger system for a knex crossbow? Answered

Im building a compoudish.... crossbow and i cant figure a worthy trigger system open to all ideas

Question by olibogger   |  last reply


M81 Assault Pistol-Knex Trigger System

M81 Assault PistolThis gun was a project of mine...its a true trigger (obviously)'The Knex trigger system'Its not like a normal pull back tigger, you pull down...

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hot to repair a 2.1 powered subwoofer system?

I have a MG audio 2.1 subwoofer system last night it suddenly broke when I plug in the cord and power it on nothing happens. Can some help fix it?

Topic by cpeig 


DIY Challenge Portable Filtered Ventilation System

Hello inventors and creative minds. I'm an airbrush enthusiast and I'm looking for an inexpensive way to build a portable ventilation system. I'm curious if anyone has built something that would work by using cheap home filters. Please send any ideas and suggestions

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