How can I use this circuit to make a firework lighter?

Here's the link: www.electronickits.com/kit/complete/elec/ck1607.htm I want to use this part to make a sound activated firework lighter. Please list steps and materials.

Asked by GatorSECChamps 9 years ago


does any one know where to find a jet lighter that is not on the internet?

I need a jet lighter, but I do not want to buy it off the internet.

Asked by creator 1 9 years ago


What grinds my gears

You know what really grinds my gears? This forum is made by me you should just tell me what makes you angry or grinds your gears.An example would be" you know what really grinds my gears when people fart in public then don't say anything and they do it repeatedly."

Posted by shawntherobot 9 years ago


What is the differenece between a flarred,tappered,and normal end for a burner? Id like high heat and high speed.?

Im just wondering...its gonna be more of a high heat engine and it is meant to throw heat.

Asked by trf 9 years ago


Bug: Unable to edit instructables

I am unable to edit instructables. When I try to, It gives me a totally blank page, and the browser proclaims it is done loading, even though it doesn't display anything at all. I'm running FF V 3.0.8 on Ubuntu 8.10

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


david belle

If any of you do parkour you would know who david belle is he is basically the who made parkour big here go to this link to check him out/ david belle is the one who has to get away/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPIw3cv8Zls&feature=related

Posted by monkeyman123 9 years ago


how to recreate this LED bundle hanging lamp inexpensively

This isn't even yet available in teh US, but it's pretty amazing looking i think.i'm thinking of how it can be made... cheap metal tubes for each led with 2 thin leads? or thin rods with a little insulated wire wraped around leading to the LED?i think this can be done smartly, cheaply and efficiently -- totally unlike how it will be sold in the us.who has experience with these materials and wants to mock one up?http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/13/kenzan-tsutakawa-chinn-constellation-lamp/

Posted by neuralstatic 9 years ago


What can i make from this?

'I have a whole bunch of "expansion tanks" that I would like to use for something but don't know exactly what to make from them. They are about 12" wide maybe 15" high, spherical, have a bicycle style filler valve on one side, a threaded hole on the other (approximately 1" male pipe thread) and they hold 12 liters. They have a rubber bladder inside. the original use was as an accumulator on a cooling system. Other than cutting it in half and using it for a small grill I don't have any other ideas. They are rated for 3 bar of pressure (about 45 PSI) working pressure. The exact thing I have is in this PDF. http://www.reflex.de/reflex/pdf_engl/PI0106e_4_9571018_reflex_engl.pdf

Asked by aaronlittle77 9 years ago


Can i get a laptop LCD screen to work as a second monitor on my desktop trough DVI? Answered

I have a old laptop screen (make : DIGITAL) lying around and want to get it to work with my desk top as a secondary monitor for. Any suggestions? It i'll be great if someone makes an instructable on how to do it.

Asked by Alihul 9 years ago




Computer problem: Restore points: gone. Some functionality: gone. Quarantine folder: nothing special. What's wrong? Answered

Some background: OS: XPMachine: Gateway pc - dual processorscondition caused by: Running of Clam-Win Virus checker in Quarantine mode. After the checker finished, I was unable to get to any programs nor able to run anything (including START - RESTART), etc. The mouse worked. The Google side bar was gone. Finally, a 3 finger salute (ctl alt del) shut down the machine. booted to SAFE MODE and found NO restore points. .booted to normal admin and the Sidebar came back. Several of my shortcuts worked at this point(rechecked the restore points, they were definitely gone)Clam-win has no "restore or unquarantine" program of it's own, at least, I couldn't find one....In the Quarantine folder, it appears as though only junk from an unused signon was removed....I am pulling out my hair here, trying to restore full functionality.....(I can't update FireFox when it asks to). Unless there is NO other way, can anyone tell me where to go from here (before I use the SYSTEM RESTORE disk that came with the machine, 3-4 years ago). I would appreciate anything helpful at this point. PS: the image below is not from my scan. It is from an old scan I had saved....when the current scan finished, I had NO functionality at all, and could not get a screen shot... Still, it shows what Clam-Win looks like...

Asked by Goodhart 9 years ago



what is wrong with the uploader?! ?

I've been trying for 3 days to upload a simple jpg so i can get my instructable published, and using the old uploader it just sits there with the spinning thing (i let it run for an hour at one point), and the new uploader says "server (io) error". i'm using ie7, have no problems with any other websites, and am running on T1 connection. help!?

Asked by dimmu1313 9 years ago


Is it possible to make a plane that can hover (helicopter style) in the air using three downward facing turbofans? Answered

Would it be possible to make a plane that can hover (helicopter style) in the air using three turbo fans or turboprops (two big ones on the sides to lift the aircraft and one on the back to steer) I was just wondering if that would be possible, not that i even have the tools to try it out. I just have a hobby of speculating about these things. If it would really be tried in the near future, it would be a great alternative to an attack helicopter! See this link for a good example how it would be like: http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/ORCA_Assault_Craft . Please do not take this question to seriously, I am just an ordinary knexer and so i'm not going to do anything with this. But I was just wondering...

Asked by TigerNod 9 years ago


see a list of ALL the instructables

I am looking for a list of all the instructables available, I need ideas for my cubscouts and a list would be great to look at

Posted by katepark 9 years ago


Cordless phone with a phone jack in it for wireless dial up?

Is there anyway to make a cordless phone with a phone jack to allow hook up from the cordless. I know it is somehow possable for most phones only splits the wire with a simple circuit board from two to four wires and most of the stuff are in the phone in its self anyway. Correct me if I am wrong.

Asked by Rimwulf 9 years ago


I disappear! I'm not anymore on the epilogue challenge. I was on two days before.

Before when i wrote "paper in the instructables search, i was on the first page. and today i disappear! What's happen? The same for the epilogue challenge, i looked all pages and i didn't find my project "paper bin in paper". I received any messages saying i was out of challenge or i changed something, or other. I participated to this contest, and i was happy to! Where i am? What's happen? Who listen to me?

Posted by vfavia 9 years ago




60 cycle hum in a power supply

I recently scavenged a 5 VDC phone charger to use as a power supply for my small FM transmitter. I have the transmitter plugged into the computer so I can listen to my favorite internet radio station on the stereo in the living room, rather than only in the office. The whole thing works really well, except that during quiet songs or in between songs, I can hear that 60 cycle hum coming from the radio. Does anybody have any suggestions (cheap, free, or re-purposed parts are a plus) on how to minimize this? I don't want to spend money on this, and simple is my favorite adjective with electronics projects. Can I put a capacitor across the + and - wires to smooth out the power? If so, what size would be good? Thanks for your help! ~PC

Posted by Poppa Chubby 9 years ago




How can I charge a NiCa battery with a small DC (permanent magnets) motor spinning the shaft by hand? Answered

I can run a small FM radio with this motor spinning the shaft (via the belt pulley) by hand. I think the motor produces at least 3V/40mA. I tried to charge a nicad(800 mAh) by adding a diode to the power wire but it failed. All I need is a circuit(schematic) to charge a battery. Help, please!

Asked by kostya 9 years ago


Ultrasonic mixer for immissicable fluids?

Any idea's for a 12V-15V DC circuit to drive some transducers e.g. AU 12550 ? On board Water/Fuel mix, try in an ultrasonic cleaner! 35%H2O + 65%H CO is stable and burns just mighty fine thanks. Make it free to the world and free the world ,hip, hip ,hooray!

Asked by Gofish 9 years ago


How do i build my acting resume up if i have no way to get to New York or Los Angelas anytime soon? Answered

Hello, I am an aspiring actress and I live very far from any prestigious acting schools, and the job prospects for actors are slim to none around this podunk little town. All of the extra jobs I could do like community theater or school plays are mainly musical, although I love music, I'm not that great at singing or playing some of the instruments to want to make a career out of it. I'm really interested in acting for films though, making people feel something is the reward for doing something like this and it feels so great and I love it so much that doing it for a living would really make me happy! I was just wondering, how do I build my acting resume up if I have no way to get to New York or Los Angelas any time soon?

Asked by Atonement 9 years ago


I need to build several types of blades for a wind turbine to see which one produces the most electricity. Any ideas.?

I found some good designs on here that I can use, but I need some various blade designs so I can switch out the blades and do my experiment. Trying to help daughter with science project.

Asked by laz1 9 years ago


Instructable coming up as a blank page

As of today my instructable is coming up as a blank page.https://www.instructables.com/id/Vehicle-efficiency-upgrades/

Posted by JacobAziza 9 years ago


paper origami?

Asked by jmanlk456 9 years ago


How to do great in a job interview

I have a job interview coming up, nothing special just retail, but I can't express enough how badly I need this job. But I also can't express enough how horrible my job interview skills are!! Someone help me out.

Posted by Doldrum 9 years ago


would anyone here know how to make some cool looking coloured patio lights for really cheap?

I was thinking of converting a string of clear x-mas lights, and maybe using recycled plastic pop bottles for shades. They make some half sized pop bottles that look like they would work perfectly. I'm not sure how they could be painted/coloured though. Maybe just brushed onto the inside of a clear plastic bottle ? anyone tried this ?

Asked by johnny q 9 years ago


MAGIC the gathering decks

Anyone play magic? show your Deck(s) and tell what cards it has. You can also tell how it plays.

Posted by NinjaCat64 9 years ago


how do you make bone induction speakers?

The type that fit behind the ears. My son has hearing issues and the hearing aids don't seem to cut it. He cannot hear the lower frequencies but he seems to respond to vibrations as from quality headphones. I would like to try bone induction with the hearing aids. Thanks in advance.

Asked by 9 years ago


I'd like to make neat and clean holes in a tin can but I do not have a drill bit for drilling metal. Answered

I'd like to make some holes in a tin can but can't think of how I could go about doing it. I'd like to be neat and as perfect as possible though. Buying drill bits or anything else for that matter isn't optional for me. I do not have any hole punches either.

Asked by Jakoul 9 years ago


longest range knex gun

I want to know what the longest range knex gun on here is

Posted by Jesus. 9 years ago


This is what sexy looks like!

In case your wondering... Ladies he IS single. I had to take an official photo for work today cause I am that dang important. Its a picture of a picture cause I dont have a scanner. I highlighted the stuff thats important.

Posted by thematthatter 9 years ago


What the F?

My background for instructables is displaying the background as an annoying flash file for norton anti-virus.

Posted by A good name 9 years ago



Where is borosilicate glass tubing (or similar) available to be purchased?

For me, ordering online is a last resort, so I was wondering if anyone knew of any brick-and-mortar stores that carried something like that. Also, the woman who runs the chemistry dept storeroom at my university is a singularly unpleasant lady who won't even give students new equipment unless the lab professor insists.

Asked by zalf 9 years ago


How do you transform electricity into motion?

I need to know for school.

Asked by 9 years ago


How come so many people use Altoid containers? Answered

I've seen atleast 50 'ibles on altoid wallets alone!How come?

Asked by Creator of Weapons 9 years ago


How do i write a technological paper? good Answered

I am in middle school and i am writing a magazine. part of it is a technology part and how to make some good stuff. i need some HELP PEOPLES!!!!!!!!!!!1

Asked by sibblyman541 9 years ago




Motorising boat

Any tips, please, on adding motor power to a 14ft Shakespeare speed boat hull without the high cost of a conventional outboard. I only need about 4mph for use on lakes and canals, so perhaps a lawnmower engine driving a paddle wheel or prop might do it, eg with a design like the fast boats in the Far East fitted with a car engine directly driving an outboard prop with the whole unit acting as tiller steering..

Asked by cfhaynes 9 years ago



i need a arduino program that will allow my servo to scan and my wheels to drive...PLEASE HELP!!!!?

I have two continuous rotational servos (Parallex) that are used as my wheels.Another servo is connected to my srf 05 sensor (ultrasonic range finder sensor). I just need a program that will allow my wheels to drive and my sensor to detect walls...please help!! =-(I can answer additional questions if im unclear.

Asked by znunez 9 years ago



Sweet Sand Sculptures

Sand sculptures always amaze me. The good ones, I mean. Mine never progressed much beyond noble walls that were crushed by high tide, but it's great to see that other people kept up with it and can get such amazing results from such a finicky material."Fairy tales and legends" is the theme of this year's World Sand Sculpture Festival now underway at the Tottori Sand Dunes in Tottori prefecture. On display (until May 31) are 19 massive works crafted by world-class sculptors from ten nations. The artists used around 2,700 tons of sand and took about two weeks to complete their works. World Sand Sculpture Festival

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Easy CD Top

Make a quick and easy top with a CD (remember those?) and some lamp parts. You can make the design a little nicer by putting a new pattern on top or just see what the CD art is like when it's all a blur. CD top via Make blog

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago