Change in the Couch =)

So recently, a friend and I decided to set up a website with a forum and a community - we want to create something pretty special here. We decided to call it Change in the Couch, because, who doesn't love it when we lift up the couch cushion to look for the freaking TV remote, and we find like, seven dollars in change? I know I do. If you don't, then you're a fool - or just really tidy.Seriously though, we could use some members and fun times, so feel free to sign up and discuss :) Maybe you'll meet some cool folks.http://forums.changeinthecouch.com

Posted by mikesty 11 years ago


Cadsoft EAGLE Schematic and PCB editor

Cadsoft is a German company that is a veritable mecca of software distribution enlightenment. In addition to the reasonably-priced professional PCB design packages ($1200), they have freeware, lite, non-profit, and other intermediate licenses. Their software runs under windows, linux, and MacOSX. It's slightly quirky, with a steep (but not too high) learning curve on the front end, but from most reports it is not any more so than other professional CAD packages. They have online support forums that are active from both the company and other users, the package is under current development and gets better with each release. A number of PCB fabricators will accept their CAD files directly. It's good stuff.Use it. Propagate it. Buy it when you "go pro."There are several EAGLE related instructables now:Schematic EntryCreate PCB from SchematicMaking PCBs for HobbyistsCreating Library PartsIn theory, this forum is a place for all the little questions that don't rate an instructable on their own, or a gathering place for info destined to future instructables, and stuff like that.

Posted by westfw 11 years ago


Instructables team interview: Eric and Leah

Leah and I were interviewed by Eddie Codel of PodTech Network during the Web 2.0 conference. The original post is here and I've embedded the video in the forums here.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Instructables team interview: Eric and Leah

Leah and I were interviewed by Eddie Codel of PodTech Network during the Web 2.0 conference. The original post is here and I've embedded the video below. Enjoy!

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Bi-color LED's

Hey. I was looking for some small, or even surface mount, bi-color LEDs. I also, however, need a wide range of colors, as I am doing a Rubik's cube type thing. I was contemplating the idea of Tri-color LEDs, and having the 6 colors be RGBCMY, although that may over-complicate things. Thanks for your help :-)

Posted by zachninme 11 years ago


[Idea] - Styrene Glider Modification

I propose a modification of easily obtainable Styrofoam glider's allowing longer airtime VIA a small electric motor. To be successful, the modification must be light weight, cost effective and use minimal tools so smaller children (I think of myself as a big kid) can repeat.Before you go off on me for this not being an instructable - read this: https://www.instructables.com/id/EYD12YXN3XEP2873DL/ -- I'm going to try and breathe some life into the idea :PI'm thinking I'll find a personal fan (might be hard considering it's winter time :P) and start there. If I recall, those fans are directly driven and use one or 2 1.5v batteries. I think it can handle reverse polarity at 9v.I'll bore out a hole in the nosecone for the motor and hot glue it in place. If possible, I will place the 9v battery aft of the wings -- attempting to preserve the center of gravity.In the video below, when my buddy says "Test 2" that is the second test using his glider (after the fuselage cracked off on a hard impact). His wingspan was 12 inches shorter, and his glider was heavier. The video was recorded with an ATC 1000 helmet camera*** and hastily thrown together.*** I lost some footage -- on some impacts, the camera "froze" and the video did not save. I had to pull the batteries to get it going again. I suspect the memory card got jarred and the camera didn't know what to do with it. Or, something completely different. This only happened 3 times even though the "test 2" portion of the video was a vertical impact.Suggestions and Feedback welcome :)

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


Eye-fi Eye Films now a Thanksgiving contest prize

Instructables just received some beta Eye-fi Eye-Film cards. These amazing little devices are SD-memory-card-shaped packages that go in your camera and wirelessly upload images. More information here. We have three of these that we're giving away as Grand Prizes for the Thanksgiving contest. So, if you want to take your documenting and picture taking to the next level, you'll really need to take Thanksgiving to the next level.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Eye-fi Eye Films now a Thanksgiving contest prize

Instructables just received some beta Eye-fi Eye-Film cards. These amazing little devices are SD-memory-card-shaped packages that go in your camera and wirelessly upload images. Right now, the awesome people at Eye-fi have a few of the major photo-sharing and photo-storing sites integrated with their service.I took a picture of numberandom in the shop, and before I got back to my computer, the image had been uploaded here to my Flickr account, geo tagged, and placed on a map. Holy cow that's awesome! Now, I will admit that right now the integration with Instructables is quite lacking (I had to download the image in this post from Flickr and reupload it to Instructables!). However, I'm sure everyone can see the direction this wonderful piece of hardware moves us in -- one step closer to the Memex! "One can now picture a future investigator in his laboratory. His hands are free, and he is not anchored. As he moves about and observes, he photographs and comments." More here and here.In the near future, you'll be able to just take pictures and have them automatically appear on the web ready for use. Anyone remember developing film pictures (and maybe scanning them)? Hopefully, uploading will soon go the same way. We have three of these that we're giving away as Grand Prizes for the Thanksgiving contest. So, if you want to take your documenting and picture taking to the next level, you'll really need to take Thanksgiving to the next level.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Can I use a multimeter for measure voltage drop in LEDs?

I have a really cheap multimeter, but it has a "diode" position in the main switch. As the LEDs are diodes, could I measure the voltage drop for use in resistor calculations? My guess is "yes", but I'am very new to electronics... Thanks a lot.

Posted by Limadito 11 years ago


Image Problems

Hey everyone, I just joined today. I was working on my first instructable, I tried to uplad an animated gif I made showing what it does. Well the gif is bugging out, and I can't figure out how to delete it from my library. So two questions: 1. Can animated gif's be uploaded somehow that won't mess them up? 2. How can I delete things from my library? PS: Is this the right place to post this?

Posted by zuixro 11 years ago


Recursive Food

I've been thinking about the concept of recursive food for Thanksgiving, as epitomized by the Turducken (bird inside a bird inside a bird.) While we don't have time to make a Turducken for our crowd this Thanksgiving, I'd like have something equally cool in concept, but less time-consuming to create. Suggestions? Also, is it possible to make recursive food that doesn't end up looking like a Katamari Damancy-style foodball?Having a collaborative/pitch-in dinner party where everyone must bring some sort of recursive food is also sounding like fun.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Internships at Instructables

I'm still looking for good interns for Instructables. The full description is here, but don't let the requirements scare you off. I can probably teach you to take good pictures, plus there's tons of other things that need to get done (like mailing out contest prizes!).

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Howto: Make a DVD Burner into a High-Powered Laser

Check this out !Have fun :-P

Posted by Silas 11 years ago


Halloween Project Contest Winners

The results are out! https://www.instructables.com/community/Halloween-Project-Contest-Winners-1/ I hope everyone had a blast entering their projects. For the Thanksgiving Contest, I just confirmed that we're going to have three really awesome grand prizes in addition to what's already mentioned. I won't spill the beans until they actually arrive here and I'm sure they work, but that concept of copying images from your camera and uploading them to the web -- gone.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Halloween Project Contest Winners

The votes are in! Congratulations to the winners of the October Halloween Project Contest!First PrizeThese three projects will win Make controller kits. How to scratchbuild a Boba Fett costume- using cardboard! by HonusLaser Vortex by meverPirate Cannon by Part Time Chef.comSecond PrizeThese five projects will win Wild Planet Toys Digital Spy Cameras. Bio hazard Beer Barrel by zieakJack-O-Laser of Doom by vatosupremeNazgul Mask for $15-20 by DrakzOscar the grouch costume by skiracer9xT-rex Roof Topper by hirerobThird PrizeThese 10 projects will win one year magazine subscriptions to the authors' choice of Make (digital or print version), Craft (digital or print version), or ReadyMade.Biohazard Halloween Candy by praguequestCoke Can Birdman by adrianFun with UV by TetranitrateGodzilla/T-Rex Costume by creatropeHan Solo 'En quesoed' en carbonite by GregDDCHaunted Flicker Light Adapter by infinitiyOperation - The Halloween Costume: TAKE 3 by NavySWO91Remote Power Control For Battery Powered Devices by pronteonStar Wars Cake (Mustafar) by CementTruckSuper quick last minute Squid costume by Tool Using AnimalHonorable MentionThere are enough patches so that each of the remaining projects entered will receive an Instructables patch! Again, it was really tough judging so many awesome projects. My Halloween was great and it looks like you had a wonderful Halloween too.Thanks to everyone to who entered and to the people who helped judge the challenge, especially the winners of the September Project contest and Magnet Challenge who helped judge: arwen, canida, g0pher, ian, KoolKat, numberandom, pronteon (who wasn't allowed to vote for his own), rachel, trebuchet03, and vatosupreme (who wasn't allowed to vote for his own).Original Halloween contest Instructions here.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Rating Instructables

Besides turning to a plus or a minus, what does the rate feature in the upper right hand corner of the instructables do?

Posted by mrmath 11 years ago


Need idea's for a shooting thing

Hi, I have some el cheapo airsoft guns that don't work that good so now, I'm looking for idea's for some other shoothing contraption that can be used for airsoft type battles. and something that doesn't hurt like hell(like the el cheapo airsoft that does work)and that can be made by a 14 year old(the youngest kid in this small village) any idea's?

Posted by spacessj 11 years ago


what to do with all this denim?

I was cleaning out my closet when i realized how many jeans i have collected over time but are too ripped or dont fit any more. What i want to know is if anyone has any ideas on what i can do with them. Particularly how to convert them into a cool jean jacket.

Posted by mellamokiwi 11 years ago


Websense

I cannot browse through my personel websites at work and school because a program called websense blocks my internet access. Can anyone please help me how to bypass or permanently disable websense???

Posted by MirzaR 11 years ago


Sorry for the slow and annoyingly bad behavior of Instructables

We’ve been going a lot of work under the hood, and some of it just hasn’t come out quite right. So, I’d like to apologize to everyone for the site’s unresponsiveness and give an extra, sugar-on-top apology to anyone who lost a step or a comment. Not that it’s any consolation, but I lost both steps of an Instructable and a few comments over the weekend. When stuff doesn’t take, I usually just hit the back button on my browser and can copy out my text. For some reason that didn’t work, so if it happened to you too: I know how you feel. We’re working super hard to correct the problem, making progress, and I’ll let you know when it’s under control. There are always new features in the works, and I’ve been taking your comments in the forums to heart. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please always feel free to drop me a private message or email. Thanks for sharing your projects. I continue to be amazed by them. Eric

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


I have an idea for an instructable but I don't know where to start...

I recently bought an ilo mp3 player because A) I'm cheap B) I don't need 30gb+ of space... my songs barely take up 2-3gb Anyway, it runs on a single AAA battery which is nice because it keeps the size/weight down but it's inconveniant to have to cart batteries around at all times :/ What I'm wondering is would it be possible to build some sort of AC adaptor that would connect to the battery holder? If so, what sorts of materials would I need?

Posted by bostrees 11 years ago


Ninja Weapons 101?

May I ask what qualifications you posess? When you say you "know the way of all the weapons and how to make them in under 10 mins" you are lying. Yes they can be made badly form odd found materials throughout the home, but to make for examble a ninja-to bokken or yari spear at best will take days.

Posted by Havoc2K7 11 years ago


Tony Danza is personality no 21 on the Web

Hey! Tony Danza is 176th in the world and #1 Actor. I don't know how they do it this but Marlon Brando and Rutger Hauer are just after him. His popularity has been growing but since last month he has lost 18%!:( Have a look at the stats here http://www.thepoplist.com/card.data/Tony%20Danza_12620214.htm

Posted by kim123 11 years ago


ATC 1000 Helmet Camera -- On the riggers

I let a friend of mine borrow the ATC 1000 helmet camera from the Magnet Challenge... I also let him use my 256MB SD card -- so he was able to get about 12 minutes of video at best quality outside(high contrast = less recording time). He started it really early - so he did not get the whole race but there's still some cool stuff on there (I edited out about 8 minutes). For a digital camera, it's not the best -- but it's pretty good for it's size and weight. And it handled the partially wet conditions like a champ :)He attached the camera to the riggers (the part that supports the oar) on their shell (aka the boat). The white box thingie is a speaker to help out the coxswain (the person yelling commands, encouragement and counting off).Video is cut short - but you get to see them start off in their power 10. At one point you can hear them catch their rhythm and everything makes nice sounds :PVideo is not as good a quality as the raw footage (too big to upload :P). I think this convinced my buddy to find one of these cameras too :P

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


Problems with DXF import

Hi everyone! I have download some plans from this site but AutoCad can’t read that DXF files. Someone know why?

Posted by ivanl 11 years ago


Feature Request

Lovin' the site, but would like to see one small feature. Could we add an RSS feed to the comments page under the You link? I'd like to keep track of what, if anything, people are saying about what I'm saying. It would make it much easier to do if we could get an rss feed for that page. Thanks!

Posted by mrmath 11 years ago


i want to know how to make super cheap wall art

My wall is so blank and my wallet is so empty...what do i do?

Posted by mellamokiwi 11 years ago


School paper games

Hey! Can somebody please tell me how to make a good game that i can make at school so using paper and staionary for when I'm really bored in school.. I already know about the paper mini-golf and the paper tech deck and was wondering if you guys knew anymore??

Posted by Smurfy 11 years ago


The Social Problems That Plague Instructables - A Discussion for Everyone

Disclaimer: Nothing I say relegates to any sort of EULA/terms of service instructables may have. This is strictly concerning a matter of taste and public interest. I don't really know anything about the "legal" matters here, in fact, I could care less - I'm just seeking a practical solution. Before I begin my ranting and raving, I'd like to begin with these few questions. I don't expect you to respond tit-for-tat in list answer form - these are broad questions that you may choose to answer in your response I suppose, but the purpose of them is to get you thinking a bit: 1. Do you feel as though the quality of an instructable is important? 2. Does it bother you when you read an instructable that is very sloppy and appears as though no effort was put into making it appealing to the reader? 3. Does it bother you when you see instructables that tell you how to create things that appear to be ostensibly simple, as if you are being instructed on doing some menial thing? 4. Do you ever feel as though people post instructables in order to gain attention and don't seem to care about the instructable itself? If so, does that bother you? It appears to me that many people feel as though the content of Instructables.com is crummy at times. It looks as though more often than not as of late, people are posting a lot of negative comments on certain instructables. The populace is simply becoming frustrated with the amount of poorly-written, lame duck, perhaps "half-assed" instructables that are popping up on the site. Allow me to purge a bit before I create a storm: I am a man who preaches "For each, his own." I usually fall towards a laissez-faire policymaking attitude and I seek to just "let it lie" if necessary. I find that things work better uninterrupted. This is why I think I have held back here for a while about my thoughts on Instructables I didn't appreciate. Usually I would just mark it with a "-", leave a comment about what could be improved, and flag it if it was inappropriate. The problem is, I started to do this too much over time. Maybe I just became too acquainted with the functions, but it feels to me as though it is the quality of the instructables that have waned. I am evidently not alone with this feeling. I have remained as reserved as I can, but I think it is time to speak out about something because other people are starting to shed light on it. Perhaps we should be a little more conscientious about what we post. As the site grows, I think it is important we keep it tidy and nifty looking. There will be tons of new instructables every day, but I think we should reduce the number of them that many of us find pretty crummy. Perhaps a more overt ranking system. Instructables is a really awesome site that has a very strong backbone - it was founded by people who really cared about it's potential. They actively upgrade the website to our whims and make it as best as they can make it. At the least, we owe it to these people to post our best and brighest works and make instructables look like a decent site. My personal opinion: I hate to sound like an elitist jerk, but there are a lot of trashy instructables... they're not worthy of being labelled as instructables. It seems like every day the number of atrocious posts increases. At times, it seems as though instructables is no longer treated as a decent site, rather, it's just a landfill for people to post their junk. I won't name anyone or any specific instructables, but honestly, there are some that are just there to garner attention and get our juices flowing. It's not fun. Tear this to shreds, gents. G'nite ;).

Posted by mikesty 11 years ago


pressure to flow rate conversion

Anyone know, or know where I can find out how to convert pressure to flowrate by time? I have a 3Litre cylinder of normal air, at 300psi, and I want to release the air at between 0.5CFM and 1CFM (at around 15-30psi, through an airbrush, the internal diameter of the escape wold be no more than a millimeter. how can I figure out how long it will take to reach equilibrium with the outside air? cheers naught

Posted by naught101 11 years ago


Locations

Where is everybody from? I'm from the Deep South... Mississippi. :)

Posted by crafty_recycler 11 years ago


Idea Repository

This could be considered a suggestion for the site -- but I'm curious of the forum response. Most of us have plenty of ideas (I happen to have journals just for this purpose) - but most of us lack the time/money to actually do them. Eventually the best/feasible ideas are actually completed - but there's plenty of other ideas out there.... So I am proposing a database of ideas/projects that you don't have the time, money or tools/knowhow to complete. These should be ideas that you don't mind putting out in the open. Along with the idea, a short description would be nice and how you think it should be completed... If this works, someone might see your idea and decide that he/she wants to give it a shot. With any luck -- many more of our ideas will get out there, well documented, etc. These ideas would otherwise be lost in our memories (or in my case living a slow death on paper :P). Curious what others think and if you want to add something -- post away :P

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


We Need New Ideas

Any Member With New Ideas Please write them down/reply plseAnything With A Purpose Will Be Great!!! thxThe ManagerJakemor

Posted by jakemor 11 years ago


miki

I want to build my owen hover-kraft but i do not have the plans for this. can someboby to help me?

Posted by miki 11 years ago


strong clock mech..

Hi, im building a clock for my AS level design and technology course. one of my ideas is to have a clock mechansism in the base, hidden, and have a gear system turning the hands above it. below is a small and very undetailed picture i came up with just now. tp show you. what i need is to find a very strong clock mechanism. one that will have enough power to drive the gears. if anyone can help me with finding one i would very much appreciate your help.

Posted by Olliethegod 11 years ago


RF Development Kit-Advanced, but could be a lot of fun

Micrel SemiconductorEbay{{{ I have noticed that some people are concerned that due to surface mount technology you can't make electronic stuff anymore. It is not true. A search will quickly find forums discussing how homebuilt electronics experimenters are getting around this. I have a nifty RF development kit for sale on ebay. See ebay link below. These development kits are used by new product developers to quickly get their RF prototypes up and running to develop software, hardware and firmware without the steep learning curve associated with starting development with discrete components. These boards allow you to build custom devices that can comunicate with each other up to a mile apart. Although this is not quite ham worthy distance someone might be able to have some fun with the kit. I have just one, but more (and the actual rf chip) could be acquired through Micrel Semiconductors. Anyway, I have this listed as an industrial item, so I am not sure the right people will see the ad. For those interested in playing with current technology RF.}}}

Posted by fordmodelb 11 years ago


Ireland

Seeing as how i live in Ireland, im not too clued in to what thanks giving is all about. i have seen it on tv and films and stuff but i dont understand it as well as some other people, mostly americans. could someone state when exactly it takes place? maybe ill post an instructable for some nice kind of pie or something. but im at the disadvantage of not knowing what constitutes a thanksgiving pie. well in any case have a nice thanks giving!

Posted by irish boy 11 years ago


help

I am a beginner and i want to learn how to be as good at making crap as you guys are.... my house has no materials whatsoever and even if it did, i wouldnt be able to make the stuff on this site.... how do you practice for this stuff? help please!!!!

Posted by sweepy 11 years ago


Collaboration Launched at Web 2.0 Launch Pad

Today, we've launched the incredible new feature, collaboration! Enable other users or groups to help you work on your Instructables. Made a mistake? Don't worry, there's also now versioning, so you can rollback to an earlier version of your Instructable. Check out the slides from my talk announcing this new feature, or check out some of the Instructables I mentioned:3-D ScannerMagnetic Acrylic Rubik's CubeDixie Cup Spherical DodecahedronTeddy Bear Remote ControlDachshund wheelchairPublished Collaborations:How to Barefoot WaterskiChopping Hot Peppers SafelyChicken Chile VerdeCollaborations in progress.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Whooooooo-hooooooooooooooo!!! New Features

Collaborations and a forum link up top. Righteous.

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


led wiring question

Okay im doing to be making an underhood light for my car and i am planning on making a design with the leds. my questions is i have a +5V voltage regulator to get the system down to 5 volts will i need to put resistors in the series of LED's like every one or 3 and if so what resistor should i use. remember im a very green beginner at electronics so please dumb it down

Posted by crazylikeacharger 11 years ago


Ship of Theseus - Philosophy of Identity

This past saturday there was a show on TV about the advancements in the field of prosthetics and human augmentation. I only watched less than half of it - but the timing was interesting. I came across an article about the Ship of Theseus (from Greek Legend) and have been reading quite a bit about "identity" and similar topics. This is philosophy - so there's really no right answer, but I have found it very interesting to think about and thought I'd share and see what others think.The gist of the story: Say we were to preserve Theseus' ship. As parts deteriorated and rotted away, we replace them with new (better/stronger) parts. Eventually, we replace each part with a new one. The question now is - Is it still the same ship? I'm willing to bet most of you will say yes.Now lets say that instead of replacing the ships components with new ones - we take all of the parts from the warehouse (where the parts are being stored) and reconstruct the ship from these new/better parts. Which ship has the "identity" of Theseus' ship? This is an interesting question because I'm again willing to bet that the "first" ship mentioned is your answer. But why? The parts would have gone to the "first" ship if not into the "second" ship. Why should this be different?Third Case:We take Theseus' ship and we tear it completely down in dry dock. In its place, we reconstruct using new parts. Is it still Theseus' ship?Now lets look at a digital device - my laptop for instance. Let us say that I have an "identical" machine (spec wise) and I cut and paste each file from this hard disk to the "new" machine. Does this "new" machine take the "identity" of the "old?" Can we say this "new" laptop (ship) is in fact Theseus' laptop? Talking with my colleagues - their answer (unanimously) was no - it is not the same.So here is where I get to the human side of things... Biological process have our bodies continuously replicating cells. In about a year, roughly 90% of the cells in your body will die. But no worries - they are continuously replaced with new ones. So, does that mean we are a different person compared to 12 months ago (I've read this question from several sources)? How about amputees? Today, prosthetic limbs can allow them to do what many of us choose not to do - run marathons. Are they any less of what they were before? <-- I know that sounds "wrong" - put put "political correctness" aside (but by no means am I putting down the situation of an amputee).Again, I'm willing to bet many will say yes - we're the same person. One argument is that our memories make our "identity." Fair enough. Now lets entertain the future. We now have the technology to save your memories digitally. We can digitize the human brain preserving its intelligence and thinking ability. Just entertain this idea for a few minutes. So if my brain (and its memories) are now digital and I copy it to another vessel. Is it still me? Do "I" still have the same identity? I'd like to think yes, but what was your answer about copying a laptop's memory (was it no - they are not the same)? Why should my digitized memories be any different than that of a laptop's digitized memory?At this point, my colleagues were floored. They figured out where I was going a few sentences before I said it. That's what makes the topic so interesting (in my opinion).If anyone has ever heard of HAL-5 - you already know what a feat it is. HAL-5 (yes, that's a play off of a space odyssey) is a human exoskeleton designed to assist those whom otherwise would be unable to walk for long periods of time. The user can lift heavy weights (80kg - say a dishwasher) among other helpful tasks. How does it know to move? Sensors on the skin detect electrical impulses in the brain that tell the muscle to react. Those signals are processed and turned into mechanical motion. All of this happens before the muscles have time to move. That is, the machine is moving before you even do.So if we replace our bodies and even our nervous system with mechanical devices - what makes us the same person? AND, are we the same person if we can simply copy ourselves to a new body?So last point - and it's not even my own. One of my colleagues brought this to the table today (literally at the lunch table) :P We were talking about the advancements and the potential/reality of human augmentation. Then he says something that makes complete sense to me. He said that we are at the point where our brain is evolving at a rate faster than our human bodies are. Just give yourself a minute to contemplate and wrap your head around the potential of that statement. To a degree - we have already done this (just not internally). Why else would we fly in a plane or drive a car? Well, I for one sure can't fly or run at 70+mph.1. I apologize for the length.2. I'm curious of your thoughts -- if you have another aspect of this, please do post.3. Remember there is no "correct" answer, this is just philosophy.4. There will always be more question than answers on this subject (at least I think so).HAL-5: http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/29/hal-5-robotic-suit-ready-for-mass-production/HAL-5 (mountain climb): http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/08/hal-robot-suit-almost-summits-with-quadriplegic-man-in-tow/

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


cool stuff to sell

Anyone know how to make anything that would sell good

Posted by gun63 11 years ago


first topic

SOoo, um... I guess I should start a topic or something. what systems do all of you use? I use Xbox 360 and nintendo

Posted by atomicpenguin12 11 years ago


How to rule the world!

Hold "ctrl" and then press "W". You will become all powerful!

Posted by Austinisi 11 years ago


welcome

Hi all, please post your hunting and weaponary related instrucables here

Posted by lukeRAMBO 11 years ago


Since when has there been a forum?

Since when has there been a forum?

Posted by Yakeyglee 11 years ago


Extremely simple printed circuits

I was thinking of this theoretical circuit making system. I would get some sort of powdered or granular metal (possibly lead) and mix it with small amounts of water. Then I would fill the paste in an ink jet printer. Then I think it's as simple as just printing out the circuit. Maybe you would have to bake the print or maybe put it in a kiln to let the metal melt together.

Posted by Crash2108 11 years ago


Materials Resources

It'd be helpful if we could create a permanent page to list recommended vendors of common supplies. If you have a favorite website for LEDs, magnets, electronics, or any other parts you could contribute to it. It would be a materials wiki, except one person updates it. An instructable wiki would be helpful as well, but one step at a time, eh?For example:PartsKlockit Clock movements and partspchcables.com One-foot USB extension cables (so common!)Tap Plastics Acrylics. Scrap bins in stores are a great resource.digikey Gobs of electronics.MagnetsK&J; Magnetics Neodymium magnets. Check out their surplus items and eBay auctions for deals.Printing & Cuttingblackbookstencils.com Lasercut stencils. Never used, looks good.[http:///www.calsilkscreen.com calsilkscreen.com] Excellent full-color vinyl stickers with cheap die-cuts (batches of 1,000)psprints.com Stickers are decently priced, but don't have glossy coat that protects them.overnightprints.com Really great full-color, double-sided, round corner business cardsSticker Guy $20 for 250 b/w stickers, but delivery can take up to 8 weeks.Otherocremix.org Great free remixed video game music

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


looking for an insane amount of pc case fans for cheap

Anybody buy case mod supplies dirt cheap?? if so where i'm looking to buy in bulk to start a case mod-overclock business

Posted by cazmundi 11 years ago