holden viva 2008 just been repaired for bent valve

4 weeks after bent valve repaired tested etc had a clicking sound an car died no compresion found in all 4 cylenders belt is not broken an was also replaced when they repaird the head 

Asked by HDTV1 10 months ago


So, How'd Halloween Go?

So with the last of the Western world winding down, how'd the festivities go for ya'll?I had fun scaring the crud outa people (see upcoming ible), got sucker punched a couple times, went Chuck Norris a couple times, and learned never to leave out candy...

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago


Happy Halloween, kiddos!

I woke up at 4:30. I was too excited to sleep. Halloween is my Christmas. :P So what's everyone doing this weekend? Anything fun? What are you dressing up as? I'm going to a couple of parties and a Bad Movie Night, featuring Death Bed: The Bed That Eats People and Leprechaun 4. :D Plus, I get to dress up at work all day!

Posted by jessyratfink 9 years ago


Halloween 2008 Contest is Coming!

Our favorite holiday of the year is coming next month and we're going to be celebrating with the Halloween 2008 Contest! We're teaming up with a whole bunch of awesome sites, including the whole team from last year ( PopSci, MAKE, and Craft ), and should have some excellent prizes. This is going to be the BIGGEST Halloween contest on the web!The contest will run from Oct. 1 to Nov. 9, so get ready!If you're anxious to put out a Halloween-themed Instructable, whether full Instructable, Slide Show, or Video, you can put it up at any time. Any Instructable posted since the end of last year's Halloween contest is eligible. That means that if you posted it on Nov. 5, 2007, you're totally fine! We don't want any spooky Instructable to be missed for this one.Photos and videos on other platforms will have to be posted during the contest period.Stay tuned for more details!

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Make Faire 2008! Who is planning on Attending?

Make Faire 2008!Hi,I was wondering who is planning on attending the Make Faire on May 3 and 4th at the San Mateo Fairgrounds? I convinced my parents to come out (all the way from Wisconsin!!) because it is also my uncles 60th birthday. I will be there on Saturday the 3rd but not the 4th. This is my first time going and I am really looking forward to it. In case you don't know what the make faire is here is a quick note from the site."Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things."Also will instructables have some type of booth up? That would be cool. Tickets are on sale right now.Hope to see you all their!Thanks JoeBTW this "Faire" spelled with an "e" at the end intentionally. I think it is the old English spelling i don't know though.

Posted by joejoerowley 10 years ago



Plans for 2008?

Got anything Instructable-related plans for the coming year?I plan to:Make at least 1,000 comments (Double my number of published InstructablesGain (or reinforce if existent) a "Kiteman" reputation (

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago


What are some things can use windows server OS?

Can someone hit me up with some links to websites with windows server 2008 tutorials or how to's? (even better instructables) Thanks in advance!

Asked by wotot2 7 years ago


viva 2008 holden head repaired an fixed a bent valve 4 weeks later lost all compretion in all 4 cylenders ?

Why would a recently repaired head on a holden viva 2008 4 weeks after a bent valve  was repaired head reconditioned tested an seals bearings timing belt water pump etc was all fix an seemed to be running great 3 weeks later  i notice the car was running a bit rich on fuel then a ticking sound started an the engine died 1hr before that i noticed my temp was getting hot just before all the issues started id put 3 ltrs of water in to find it had gone already after the car died had my mechanic come out to check it all 4 chambers had no compression at all ?

Asked by HDTV1 10 months ago



My costume is not showing up

This is my costume https://www.instructables.com/id/Cupcake/I entered it last night, both here and to the Flickr group. I see that voting has already begun but It seems, mine is not showing up with the rest of the costumes. Did I enter it wrong? Do I have to wait a little bit?~jascamile

Posted by jasmines 9 years ago


Top 50 2008: Commenters

The year 2008 brought us a lot of new things. Thousands more Instructables to talk about and there was plenty of maker-related items in the news that were discussed in the forums. To see just how much everyone was talking about, well, everything, we crunched the numbers to see who was making the most comments on Instructables and the forums. Below you can see a chart and a list of the top 50 commenters from 2008.Enjoy!Instructable Comments     Member Instructable Comments 1   GorillazMiko 4118 2   I_am_Canadian 3116 3   killerjackalope 2743 4   dsman195276 2716 5   Oompa-Loompa 2243 6   LinuxH4x0r 2210 7   The Jamalam 2077 8   Kiteman 2012 9   admin 1981 10   Plasmana 1955 11   DrWeird117 1834 12   Derinsleep 1785 13   DJ Radio 1644 14   Viccie.B1993 1521 15   gmjhowe 1479 16   AnarchistAsian 1372 17   bannana inventor 1296 18   Bartboy 1277 19   cowscankill 1266 20   Oblivitus 1213 21   apples!!!!! 1177 22   knex_pls 1107 23   =SMART= 1088 24   the_burrito_master 1035 25   PineapplebobTheGreat 1026 26   _Ko0LaiD_ 962 27   knex_builder_freak 944 28   alex-sharetskiy 936 29   Adrian monk 915 30   thermoelectric 866 31   bumpus 858 32   codongolev 835 33   randofo 823 34   joejoerowley 781 35   TheDunkis 779 36   Weissensteinburg 771 37   canida 760 38   knexguy 717 39   craz meanman 694 40   Goodhart 681 41   Gjdj3 659 42   Darth Gecko Man 651 43   Grey_Wolfe 645 44   Storm950 637 45   shooby 631 46   PKM 627 47   thebboy 596 48   Skate6566 593 49   RocketScientist2015 574 50   Superjustin18 560 Forum Comments     Member Forum Comments 1   Goodhart 10161 2   Kiteman 6049 3   Adrian monk 5291 4   killerjackalope 4541 5   DJ Radio 3327 6   NachoMahma 3263 7   RocketScientist2015 3081 8   Keith-Kid 2960 9   Skate6566 2827 10   Plasmana 2347 11   skunkbait 2153 12   bumpus 2127 13   guyfrom7up 2124 14   LinuxH4x0r 2111 15   tech-king 2052 16   Labot2001 1919 17   Doctor What 1868 18   dsman195276 1867 19   Weissensteinburg 1833 20   GorillazMiko 1672 21   AnarchistAsian 1669 22   Sunbanks 1503 23   Chicken2209 1458 24   whatsisface 1426 25   kelseymh 1383 26   I_am_Canadian 1381 27   caitlinsdad 1324 28   thermoelectric 1301 29   ll.13 1185 30   zachninme 1177 31   =SMART= 1177 32   Spl1nt3rC3ll 1142 33   jessyratfink 1132 34   TheDunkis 1131 35   gmjhowe 1088 36   westfw 1085 37   Superjustin18 1081 38   Tool Using Animal 987 39   Brennn10 980 40   gmoon 948 41   n8man 827 42   Big Bwana 824 43   chooseausername 807 44   Patrik 796 45   Darth Gecko Man 783 46   Derinsleep 745 47   Bran 745 48   The Jamalam 733 49   CameronSS 690 50   alex-sharetskiy 664

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Top 50 2008: Instructables

Yesterday we looked at the Top 50 commenters for 2008 and today we'll be looking at the numbers for the top 50 Instructables of 2008. Since there's no one way of declaring a list of Instructables, we created three top 50 lists. These cover Instructables in order of rating, pageviews, and comments. Instructables on these lists were all published in 2008.Let's go to the graphs and charts!Top 50 Instructables: Pageviews   Instructable Views 1   Body-Mod: Elf Ears 347738 2   Use your laptop as an Xbox/Xbox 360 "Wireless Adapter" on Windows XP/Vista, and Mac OSX 220780 3   Fix the Red Ring of Death! (without towels!) 177285 4   Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars 159647 5   Run Backups on any Wii Without a Modchip 159408 6   How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycle 159261 7   How to make out 145713 8   Inverted Bookshelf 137198 9   Munny Speakers 124736 10   Awesome led cube 118293 11   Firefox Pranks! 117449 12   How to make an Iron Man Arc Reactor 116481 13   How to French Kiss 115958 14   How To: Make Bath Bombs 108287 15   Gift Ideas 107914 16   DIY USB "Hard Drive" 96588 17   Safely Shaving Your Pubic Hair 96144 18   WinXP Overhaul Guide: How to make it look like Vista, run like lightning, and stay productive, fast & smooth 94980 19   Laser Tattoo 94705 20   DIY Vinyl Wall Art 92752 21   How to refill a "disposable" Brita brand water pitcher filter with activated carbon. 89724 22   Make your own Roll-Up Keyboard 89558 23   Hidden USB Storage 86430 24   how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment 84340 25   Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel 82286 26   Grow a square watermelon 82275 27   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 81368 28   USB 80875 29   How to remove most of the seeds when cutting up a watermelon 80822 30   How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT 80281 31   LED Cube 4x4x4 78936 32   Covert Spy Sunglasses 78633 33   Build a water mortar 77090 34   Super Nightvision Headset Hack! 76634 35   A better laptop stand for bed 76101 36   Amazing plasma globe tricks that you never knew before!!! 74842 37   How to get a Free Itunes Account (No Credit Card Needed) 74490 38   Make an iPod Video Projector 74026 39   Homemade Gifts 73478 40   Lasers 73242 41   Remote shutter trigger for Digital Cameras 72911 42   Ergonomic Laptop Stand Made From a Coat Hanger 72321 43   MAKE A HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY IN 5 MINUTES 71744 44   Protect Your Home with Laserbeams! 71387 45   Iron Man Helmet 71358 46   Get Big Money for Dead Batteries 70261 47   How to Put on a Condom 69805 48   How to make an Iron Man Mask 69617 49   How to build a 96-Volt Electric Motorcycle 68924 50   Nintendo Lunchbox 68164 Top 50 Instructables: Ratings   Instructable Rating 1   Build A Plasma Speaker 4.64 2   Build A Net Gun 4.62 3   Wall-E Robot 4.60 4   Sew your own Instructables Robot Plushie! 4.60 5   How to Make a Portable Game System 4.54 6   Build Your Own Butler Robot!!! - Tutorial,Photos, and Video 4.54 7   Electromagnetic Floater 4.52 8   LED Cube 4x4x4 4.50 9   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 4.49 10   DIY Vinyl Wall Art 4.49 11   5-minute Chocolate Cake 4.48 12   When a Phillips is not a Phillips! 4.48 13   Airgun with eXplosive air-Release Valve 4.47 14   How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot v2 ( Revisited ) 4.45 15   How to Start a Business 4.45 16   Gandhi: 17' Tall Cardboard Avatar 4.44 17   turn signal biking jacket 4.44 18   Hidden USB Storage 4.44 19   Cyber/Steampunk Futuresque Sci-Fi Hand Gun 4.43 20   LED Chess Set 4.41 21   Build your own Electric Car! 4.41 22   LCS-1M - A Full-Featured, Low-Cost Hobby Oscilloscope 4.40 23   Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! 4.39 24   Lego USB Stick 4.38 25   MAKE A PILLAR WITH A DECORATIVE CAPITOL AND BASE 4.38 26   EGG FLOWER VASE 4.38 27   Aliens Powerloader Halloween Costume 4.38 28   Munny Speakers 4.37 29   Giant 100mm LED 4.37 30   Coilgun Handgun 4.37 31   How to Thank Instructables 4.36 32   Guitar Tube Amp 4.36 33   How to get a Tshirt for GoodHart 4.34 34   Creepy Cobweb Shooter! 4.34 35   Grow Your Own Bioluminescent Algae 4.32 36   How to make a Portal Gun 4.31 37   how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment 4.30 38   Duct Tape Messenger Bag + Hardware 4.30 39   Firearm Safety: The "do's" and "don'ts" of enjoying guns safely. 4.29 40   The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more! 4.29 41   Recycle Old Light Bulb 4.28 42   USB Batman Spotlight 4.28 43   Coffee table upgrade! 4.27 44   Steampunk Dystopian Sniper Rifle (Mercury Bow) 4.27 45   Building Small Robots: Making One Cubic Inch Micro-Sumo Robots and Smaller 4.27 46   How to grow flowers on a military base in Iraq 4.26 47   How to make your own LED lightbulbs 4.26 48   Iron Man Helmet 4.25 49   Cardboard/Fiberglass Halo 3 inspired Master Chief Costume 4.25 50   Build Halo Armor 4.25 Top 50 Instructables: Comments   Instructable Comments 1   Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! 812 2   Knex Heavy Cannon 645 3   Awesome led cube 637 4   Simple Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Mod 591 5   Build A Plasma Speaker 494 6   DD-27 V2.75 compact AST rifle 454 7   WinXP Overhaul Guide: How to make it look like Vista, run like lightning, and stay productive, fast & smooth 453 8   The accidental pocket jet engine... 427 9   Scavenge free electronics, food, and help the environment 400 10   How to make your PSP "Better" or how to have more fun on a Sony PSP 379 11   Laser Tattoo 376 12   Amazing plasma globe tricks that you never knew before!!! 376 13   DSman195276's sidearm --updated-- v1.5 is here! 371 14   MAKE A HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY IN 5 MINUTES 363 15   Wall-E Robot 352 16   Knex Heavy Cannon v5 - Handheld 342 17   Fix the Red Ring of Death! (without towels!) 341 18   How to Build a Time Machine (Vortex Distortion Space and Time Dilating Device) 340 19   Knex Heavy Cannon v2 - Mini 339 20   How to get a Tshirt for GoodHart 338 21   Run Backups on any Wii Without a Modchip 336 22   Make A Water Leyden Jar 331 23   Park 52 knex sniper 327 24   Build a simple Marx Generator 323 25   Knex Guinea Pig Trap 318 26   TRUELY semi-auto knex gun 315 27   L96 308 28   How to Build a Knife 307 29   Pineapplebob's Sniper Rifle 306 30   True Trigger, 10 Round, Auto-Loading, Knex Concept Rifle 299 31   Fire Shaving 290 32   DJ Radio's knex SPEC-9 sniper rifle 285 33   How to UPGRADE from Vista to Windows XP on an Acer laptop 283 34   How to dodge a draft 279 35   Protect Your Home with Laserbeams! 279 36   Hidden USB Storage 277 37   Knex Compact AST Pistol 276 38   Cyber/Steampunk Futuresque Sci-Fi Hand Gun 276 39   Steampunk Dystopian Sniper Rifle (Mercury Bow) 275 40   Pocket sized survival kit 274 41   Knex Pistol "TDS" With Simple Slide Action *Updated as of 8/26/08* 271 42   Use your laptop as an Xbox/Xbox 360 "Wireless Adapter" on Windows XP/Vista, and Mac OSX 269 43   Body-Mod: Elf Ears 266 44   Knex M4 Carbine (True Trigger) 257 45   How to make a Portal Gun 255 46   DSman195276's sniper rifle 254 47   Reaper Crossbow 254 48   fully automatic knex gun (UPDATED) 252 49   Build your own computer 252 50   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 252

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Do you see a pattern here?

Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:48 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 3:49 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:14 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 12:00 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:34 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:09 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:07 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:33 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 1:24 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:05 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:31 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:57 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:22 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 1:59 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:19 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:16 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:52 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:16 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:09 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 4:27 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:52 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 3:28 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:16 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 3:48 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:17 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:59 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:34 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 7:16 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:44 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:05 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 3:44 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 7:09 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:43 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:54 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:58 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:11 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:44 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:32 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:16 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:12 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 10:31 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:03 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:04 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:58 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 4:37 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:46 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:36 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 1:33 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 10:29 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:07 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:27 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 4:24 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:09 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:40 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 1:14 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:03 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:04 AM No? Neither do I, but this is the order of the comments in the "daily summary" email I just got. Why are they random? Wouldn't it make more sense for them to be in chronological order? Or is that asking too much of Robot?

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


who voted for who

Obama won!!! who voted who for who

Posted by goeon 9 years ago


Billy is alive!

Our esteemed intern Billy finally departed for Japan a few days ago with nothing but a backpack, toothbrush, change of clothes and camera. Having not heard from him in a few days we were starting to worry, but I am happy to report that he is alive... and taking pictures! Albeit, it is not exactly clear what he is taking pictures of. Perhaps you can make sense of this.

Posted by randofo 9 years ago


i need help with this code trying to make a basic calculator with two inputs and one output with VB2008 (Express)?

My code is Public Class Form1     Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click         Dim number1, number2, sum         number1 = TextBox1.Text         number2 = TextBox2.Text         sum = number1 + number2         MessageBox.show("the sum of" & number1.ToString() & " and " &number2.ToString() & " equals " & sum.ToString() &)     End Sub     Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click         Dim number1, number2, sum         number1 = TextBox1.Text         number2 = TextBox2.Text         sum = number1 - number2         MessageBox.show("the sum of" & number1.ToString() & " and " &number2.ToString() & " equals " & sum.ToString() &)     End Sub End Class Could any one tell me what is wrong with the brackets at the end of "Messagebox" the lines? im just guessing its an easy fix

Asked by Fox-san48 8 years ago


make Norton Internet security 2008 full version?

 make Norton Internet security 2008 full version?

Asked by parvathyvysakh 8 years ago


Kinetic Grand Championship 2008

I don't know how I managed to overlook this one, but last Memorial Day weekend was the Kinetic Grand Championship 2008. Competitors braved land, sea and.... errr.... hils, to battle it out to the finish line.To see it, is to believe it.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


Anyone have a wiring diagram for a griffin itrip auto (2008 model)?

My wiring has ripped out in a few places on the board of the griffin itrip auto 2008, and i cant seem to find a circuit diagram anywhere online. i found one dead link, and the rest werent helpful (2010 models were posted).  specifically, my yellow, orange and red wires on the button side have broken off.  anyone know the order in which i need to resolder them?

Asked by kamikaze33 6 years ago


2008 IgNobel Prizes announced!

The IgNobel Prizes are awarded annually for research which "cannot, or should not, be reproduced"; achievements that "first make people laugh, and then make them think". The prizes are meant in good humour, and many winner pay their own way to attend the ceremonies. Past winners have been known to return to ceremonies in later years to show off their achievements to a receptive audience (this year it was a sword-swallowing doctor).The Japanese team that showed slime moulds can solve mazes sang their acceptance speech.The Winners:NUTRITION PRIZE.Massimiliano Zampini of the University of Trento, Italy and Charles Spence of Oxford University, UK, for electronically modifying the sound of a potato chip to make the person chewing the chip believe it to be crisper and fresher than it really is. They also showed that playing the sound of bacon frying can make ice-cream taste bacony.PEACE PRIZE.The Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology (ECNH) and the citizens of Switzerland for adopting the legal principle that plants have dignity.ARCHAEOLOGY PRIZE.Astolfo G. Mello Araujo and Jose Carlos Marcelino of Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, for measuring how the course of history, or at least the contents of an archaeological dig site, can be scrambled by the actions of a live armadillo.BIOLOGY PRIZE.Marie-Christine Cadiergues, Christel Joubert, and Michel Franc of Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse, France for discovering that the fleas that live on a dog can jump higher than the fleas that live on a cat.MEDICINE PRIZE.Dan Ariely of Duke University, USA, for demonstrating that high-priced fake medicine is more effective than low-priced fake medicine.COGNITIVE SCIENCE PRIZE.Toshiyuki Nakagaki of Hokkaido University, Japan, Hiroyasu Yamada of Nagoya, Japan, Ryo Kobayashi of Hiroshima University, Atsushi Tero of Presto JST, Akio Ishiguro of Tohoku University, and Agota Toth of the University of Szeged, Hungary, for discovering that slime molds can solve puzzles.ECONOMICS PRIZE.Geoffrey Miller, Joshua Tybur and Brent Jordan of the University of New Mexico, USA, for discovering that a professional lap dancer's ovulatory cycle affects her tip earnings.PHYSICS PRIZE.Dorian Raymer of the Ocean Observatories Initiative at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA, and Douglas Smith of the University of California, San Diego, USA, for proving mathematically that heaps of string or hair or almost anything else will inevitably tangle themselves up in knots. Their paper has one of the best genuine research titles I have seen for a long time: Spontaneous Knotting of an Agitated String.JOINT CHEMISTRY PRIZE.Sharee A. Umpierre of the University of Puerto Rico, Joseph A. Hill of The Fertility Centers of New England (USA), Deborah J. Anderson of Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School (USA), for discovering that Coca-Cola is an effective spermicideJOINT CHEMISTRY PRIZE.Chuang-Ye Hong of Taipei Medical University (Taiwan), C.C. Shieh, P. Wu, and B.N. Chiang (all of Taiwan) for discovering that Coca-Cola is not an effective spermicide.LITERATURE PRIZE.David Sims of Cass Business School. London, UK, for his lovingly written study "You Bastard: A Narrative Exploration of the Experience of Indignation within Organizations."Journal of Improbable ResearchThe site will be hosting video of the ceremony in the next few days.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Call for Makers for Maker Faire

Entries are now being accepted for the bay area Maker Faire that will be happening on May 3-4 in San Mateo. This is an awesome event and we'll be there to represent, but we'd love to see some of you guys show off your cool ideas as well. You have until March 12 for entries. If you want to show off what you can bring in person, there are tryouts on Feb. 17 at the Exploratorium.Here are a few suggested topics: - Things Made From Recycled Items - Making Musical Instruments - 3D Printers and CNC Milling - Textile Arts - Home Automation - Rockets - Ham Radio - Puzzles, Games and Toys - Cars (hot rods, custom vans, electric vehicles) - Airplanes and Aeronautics (models, etc) - Biology/Biotech - Chemistry - Food Makers - Model Trains and Planes - Green Tech - Sewing and Felting - Kites - Old Farm or Garden Equipment (Tractors, etc.) - Temporary Structures (Tents, Domes, etc.) - Unusual Tools or Machines - How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.) Call for Makers

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Instructables Stats 2008

This week we looked at the top 50 Commenters of 2008 and the top 50 Instructables of 2008. Today we're going to be looking at what times Instructables are published. To break this down, we're looking at the data in three different ways. The first shows, on average, how many Instructables are published for each day of the week in 2008. The second shows the totals for each month of 2008. Finally, we break it down for each of the 52 weeks (minus the last 2 days) of 2008.Check it out.Instructables by day of the weekInstructables by monthInstructables by week

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Top 3 K'nex Weapons Of 2008

Vote for your favorite 3 k'nex weapons released in 2008. You may not vote for any of your own designs.VOTING HAS NOW ENDED. PLEASE SEE THE SLIDESHOW YOUR FAVORITE K'NEX WEAPONS 0F 2008.

Posted by Oblivitus 9 years ago


how does object tracking in visual basic 2008 work? Answered

 Hello instructables i wanted to make a program in visual basic that tracks a object i want it to track the object based on the color please i need help i 

Asked by lj123456 8 years ago


Maker Faire 2008 Austin Who is Going?

Hey everbody, Maker Faire Austin is just around the corner! I am going to be there in steampunk style on my scooter on the 18th. So I was wondering who is going? I would like to talk to some other Makers/Ibleres while there.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 9 years ago


Decided to Come back to take a look...

So guys, i decided to come back in here, just wanted to see if there was anything new going on? So, What is new?

Posted by Steamdnt 8 years ago


Yuri's Night 2008!

Calling all cosmonauts, inventors, dreamers, and explorers ...tickets for Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 arenow on sale!http://yurisnightbayarea.netYuri's Night is back! We're bigger and better than everand we need your help to spread the word!Yuri's Night Bay Area2pm - 2am, April 12th, 2008NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CAThis year the San Francisco Bay Area will be home to the largest Yuri's Night celebration ever. At the NASA Ames Research Center over 8,000 people will join astronauts, artists, musicians, scientists and engineers to learn, celebrate, and pay tribute to our global space heritage; and to celebrate the anniversaries of the first human spaceflight and the first space shuttle mission. Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 is a one-of-a-kind local community event: a perfect fusion of celebration and tribute, technology expo, Maker Faire, art exhibition, and music festival; all rolled into one. Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 includes:- A mind-expanding series of speakers, including world-renowned video game designer WILL WRIGHT, creator of SimCity, SimEarth, The Sims, and many other games including his exciting upcoming game of life, evolution, and exploration: SPORE; NASA astrobiologist JONATHAN TRENT, leader of the new NASA G.R.E.E.N. team for green technology research; and SAUL GRIFFITH, head of an innovative new company seeking to harness high-altitude wind energy as a cheap alternative to coal: MAKANI POWER.- A TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE featuring leading Bay Area green technology companies including CALCARS and TESLA MOTORS. Plus, dozens of art and science installations spanning everything from NASA research ROBOTS to the unveiling of the newest fire sculpture by the FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS.- DISCUSSIONS and FORUMS where event attendees will get the chance to take on some big questions surrounding Space Exploration, Radical Sustainability, and the Future of Humanity in our Festival of Ideas.- A world-class lineup of musical artists, ranging from the electronic breakbeat sounds of AMON TOBIN, TIPPER, and JOHN TEJADA to rockin' live performances by FREEZEPOP, PARTICLE, and the very special debut of TELSTAR, featuring PHIL LESH of the Grateful Dead.- Live performances of all kinds, from dance and acrobatics by CAPACITOR (San Francisco's ground-breaking interdisciplinary dance company) to aerial demonstrations featuring Yuri-Gagarin-era AEROBATIC AIRCRAFT.- ...and much, much more! Browse the partial list below!Tickets are available on-line for $40 (plus applicable fees). A limited number of tickets may be available for $50 at the door -- check the website for status. If you are interested in helping out at the event, please fill out the volunteer form on our website.We hope to see you there!- The Yuri's Night Bay Area TeamYURI'S NIGHT 2008 LINE-UPTALKS AND INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES- NASA SCIENTISTS and ASTRONAUTS- A do-it-yourself SHOW AND TELL by INSTRUCTABLES- WILL WRIGHT, creator of SimCity, SimEarth, and the forthcoming Spore- NASA astrobiologist JONATHAN TRENT, leader of the new NASA G.R.E.E.N. team for green technology research.- A CUSTOM MUSIC INTERFACE CONTEST by CreateDigitalMusic- Leading Bay Area minds including SAUL GRIFFITH, head of MAKANI POWER- ...and MUCH, MUCH MORE!ART AND SCIENCE INSTALLATIONS- The unveiling of the newest work by the FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS- A variety of NASA RESEARCH ROBOTS AND AIRCRAFT- MASSIVE SCULPTURE by MICHAEL CHRISTIAN- VIDEO PROJECTION by KOSHO, CELESTINE STAR, and many others- Amazing water vortex effects by SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY- Large-scale kinetic art by SWARM- An art in space, space science, and sustainablity-themed S.T.E.A.M. DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM- A space- and sustainablity-themed DOCUMENTARY SCREENING DOME- ...and MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE!LIVE PERFORMANCES AND DANCE- CAPACITOR: Live aerial performance and dance- BAD UNKL SISTA: breathtaking costumes and dance-inspired performance- THE VONSTILT FAMILY: Gravity-defying stilt performances- A LIVE AEROBATIC DEMONSTRATION, featuring three unique Yuri-era airplanes flown by three of the best aerobatic pilots in the world.- ...and more!LIVE INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL MUSIC- TELSTAR (feat. Phil Lesh, Steve Molitz, and John Molo)- FREEZEPOP (Boston): indie synthpop / new wave- PARTICLE: instrumental space-disco-dance- BLVD w/ SOULEYE: hip-hop, house, & breaks- ZOE KEATING: avant garde looping cello- MJ GREENMOUNTAIN vs. YOSSI FINE: global fusion and afro-tribal funk- CHRISTOPHER WILLITS (12k, Ghostly Intl.): processed guitar soundscapes- GAMELAN X: the intergalactic 17-member percussive melodic marching troupe- LULACRUZA: Argentinan percussion, guitar, and vocals- THE SWEET SNACKS: Ghettotech and big beatELECTRONIC MUSIC- AMON TOBIN (Ninja Tune/Montreal)- TIPPER (UK, special twilight downtempo set)- JOHN TEJADA (LA/palette recordings)- LUSINE (Ghostly Intl., Seattle) : live set- SCUBA (Hotflush Recordings, UK)- DIGITONAL vs. POSTHUMAN (UK): with live violin- [A]PENDICS.SHUFFLE (LA): live set- DERU (Merck, LA): live set- TYCHO (Ghostly, Merck): live set- RANDOM RAB (El Circo): live set- MR. PROJECTILE (Merck): live set- DR. TOAST (False Profit) vs. GANUCHEAU: live

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Timer in Visual Studio 2008 Answered

I need to create a timer in visual studio 2008. I want to have a Console.WriteLine("words"); and then a timer that delays for about one second before it prints the next Console.WriteLine("words"); Can anyone help me?

Asked by Jedrokivich 7 years ago


Earth Hour 2008

Check this out! Do you want to help stop climate change? Well join the millions who do by, at 8:00 pm turn off all your lights for 1 hour! Join the millions to help make the world a better place! Please send this to your friends! So everybody can join in on Earth Hour 2008.

Posted by TeacherOfTheWays 10 years ago


How To use the AxInet function when creating a web browser using visual basic 2008?

I am currently working on creating a web browser using visual basic 2008, and I was in need of some coding for the functions of like View Source, cut, copy, paste, delete, zoom in, zoom out, and how to make open in new window... open in an new window of my browser... not IE..... I need the coding for those buttons... I would really appreciate it if someone could give me the coding that willw ork as long as I change... you know like the button names and all that! Please and Thank-You!!!

Asked by 8 years ago


Merry Christmas!!

I made this in dedication to all the great people in my life. The text version is for all maccies and linuxers out there. Note that I finished this at 1:16 AM, and wanted to get it out for all the people who have Christmas tomorrow, and so errors are expected. I also know that it is not politically correct to say "Merry Christmas," but I don't really care.

Posted by puffyfluff 9 years ago


Where are they now?

Having disappeared for a while myself I've noticed some other familiar users have vanished too.Does anyone know what happened to these people?FrenchCrawler since Jul 19, 2006last comment Jul 31, 2008. 1:30 PMlast instructable Dec 10, 200737 instructables930 commentslast myspace login Last Login: 07/05/2008 Tetranitrate since Jul 3, 2006last comment Oct 19, 2008. 12:37 PMlast instructable Jul 25, 200844 instructables837 commentsAlexTheGreat since May 12, 2006last comment Oct 16, 2008. 6:03 PMlast instructable Jun 8, 200818 instructables250 commentswatermelon since Apr 4, 2007last comment Dec 29, 2008. 4:06PMlast instructable Oct 22, 200819 instructables223 commentsVIRON since Jun 2, 2006last comment Aug 18, 2008. 11:34 PMlast instructable Oct 23, 200712 instructables641 commentsThese are five users I've noticed to have gone quiet. that have previously contributed a lot - I make no apologies for missing anyone else.L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


Sheldon Brown... 1944-2008

If you didn't know - Sheldon Brown has passed away :(http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/This makes me sad :(

Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago


2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest Voting Ends Tonight!

These are your last few hours to vote and we will be announcing the winner on Monday. Stay tuned. [/group/laserfinalists/ Voting sheet for Laser Cutter Contest - Vote Here!]2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest Finalists Announcement

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


ITP Winter Show

The 2008 ITP Winter ShowFor those of you out there in New York, you may be interested to know that Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) is gearing up for their infamous Winter Show which will run this year from 5 PM - 9PM from December 17th to the 18th. If you have never been to one of these student shows before, prepare yourself to see more cutting-edge student artwork than the average human mind can process in a single evening. It is definitely worth checking it out (and its free!). For more information, check out their website:http://itp.nyu.edu/shows/winter2008/

Posted by noahw 9 years ago


Popular Mechanics 2008 DIY Rally

Submissions for the 2008 Popular Mechanics DIY Rally close on April 4, 2008. If you've got something cool, be sure to enter it (and post an Instructable!). Here's the official announcement:Popular Mechanics' race for the best DIY projects of 2008 is on! Can you top a pedal-powered air gun? A self-tending barbecue? A motorcycle that rides on water? Whatever you've been hammering away on in your garage or basement, we want to see it. If it qualifies for the magazine's annual DIY Rally, you and your project will be featured in an upcoming issue. Use this online form to enter, but be sure to do it soon. Submissions must be received by April 4, 2008.Submission formAstute readers will note that the winning entry, shown in front of the loading dock at my old hangout, MITERS, was submitted by Damon, who now works for a Squid Labs spin-out company.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


I'm the New President of the United States of America

Vote JellyWoo for the president of the United States of America! this website lets you enter in your name and then it will create a video for you. See my video as an example.

Posted by JellyWoo 9 years ago


Happy 1 year of Instructables (almost)

So... in two days, it will be my 365th (A.K.A one year) anniversary of becoming a member of Instructables. It doesn't really seem like a big deal, but there are only 2 websites I'm constantly on! I might make an instructable that day.... Happy 1 year!

Posted by Flumpkins 9 years ago


Burning Man How-Tos, Costumes, Bikes, and Tips & Tricks

Burning Man, the famous weeklong festival of music, art, free expression, and much more in the Nevada desert, is just around the corner. Whether you're a Burning Man veteran, a first-timer, or someone who is interested from afar, here's a list of some Instructables that will help you prepare and make your unique Burning Man experience even better. General Advice TimAnderson's Tips by TimAnderson Learn all about Burning Man and easy, creative ways to keep yourself prepared and safe from TimAnderson's documentation of his trip to the festival last year. &nbsp HalcyonPink's Tips by HalcyonPink In this video and the follow-up, Burning Man veteran HalcyonPink gives you his advice. &nbsp Find Your Fashion Fire Skirt by la The popular fire skirt uses EL wire to give your clothes some personality. &nbsp Angel Wings by fairywingsandthings If your attire of choice requires wings, you're well covered: you could try these angel wings or a different version . &nbsp Color-Changing Scarf by enlighted You can't go wrong with clothes that light up. &nbsp Electric Umbrella by sockmaster You can't go wrong with accessories that light up, either. &nbsp Bikes and the Like Wobble Bike by dan For a fun twist on a regular bike, convert it into a wobble bike that you have to steer from both the back and the front. &nbsp Kite-Powered Land Proa by aerohydro Derived from a water proa Instructable, this vehicle transplants the idea to land--ideal for flat, dry terrain like the playa. &nbsp Tall Bike by TimAnderson Get an aerial view of all the action while you bike along with this tall bike that anyone can build. . &nbsp Chopper Bicycle by KoolKat Few bike designs are as functional and attention-grabbing as the chopper, and you can follow these directions to upgrade your old bike, chopper style. &nbsp Furry Pink Bike by HalcyonPink Burning Man is all about being creative and expressing yourself--and your bike is a perfect item to deck out in your own personal style. &nbsp LED Bike Wheel Images by ladyada Transform your bike wheels with LEDs that you can program to glow to form various patterns, images, and designs . &nbsp Shelter and Shade Parachute Shade Structure by benjcarson This Burning Man-tested structure will help protect you from the raw elements of the playa. &nbsp Rebar Tent Stakes by tk1314 Normal tent stakes won't be too effective at Burning Man, but these made from rebar prevent impaling and will hold your tent firmly. &nbsp Portable Yurt by TimAnderson This version of a yurt, a Mongolian tent-like structure, is portable and can be assembled and disassembled easily. &nbsp Fire, Flying Things, and Other Fun Firebreathing by Tetranitrate A combination of fire, art, and fun, you can light up the desert night with firebreathing tricks. &nbsp Cincinnati Fire Kite by stasterisk Kiting is a very popular activity at Burning Man, and you can join in with a this kite that combines flying and fire together into a night-time spectacle. &nbsp Fire Staff by Stone Light both ends of the staff and spin to create your own patterns. &nbsp Candle-Powered Hot Air Balloon by ewilhelm A simple combination of birthday candles, painter's plastic, and balsa wood can turn into a functional hot air balloon. &nbsp Homemade Poi by Hydra Learn to make homemade practice poi that can be used anywhere--and check out other Instructables on how to spin poi and other DIY poi designs. &nbsp If you're going to Burning Man this year, we hope this helps and have a fun, safe, and exciting experience!

Posted by joshf 9 years ago



Halloween contest 2008 my items not showing up

I signed up for the DYI Halloween contest through Etsy and flickr way back and my stuff is not showing up. What's the deal?

Posted by simplysavy 9 years ago


Msdb no longer exists? Answered

I have a problem with the hard drive on which was Windows 2008 SBS server. Drive is faulty and no longer works. I was able to restore Windows 2008 SBS server but the SBSMONITORING msdb no longer exists. Backup no. What you can do in this case?

Asked by ArturKis 1 year ago


Education in 2008

This is a video I did as part of an advertising campaign for Education in '08, which is running on Instructables in the few weeks left before the election. You might have seen the video and ad running here, but if not, here it is. They simply asked me to "talk about education."

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


[newsletter] Light Bulb Lamp, Predicting the Weather, Chocolate Speed of Light...

June 19, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Want to put some insanely cool, lights on your bike? Then enter our Let It Glow! Contest. The prizes are super sweet and blinky, so enter before the contest closes this weekend! RoboGames 2008 is over for this year, but you can still enter our Robot Contest to win a trip to RoboGames 2009! Air fare, hotel, and entry fee are included!Winners have been announced for the Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest. See who won, and bookmark some Earth-friendly summer projects! Check out these cool Instructables! DIY Vinyl Wall Art Liven up your apartment, without risking your deposit, by putting up some slick-looking ConTact paper designs to decorate your walls. posted by britsteiner on Jun 17, 2008 How To Measure the Speed of Light... Using Chocolate! Enjoy some gooey warm chocolate and learn some science at the same time! posted by bradpowers on Jun 13, 2008 Building Small Robots: Making One Cubic Inch Micro-Sumo Robots and Smaller With only cubic inch, you'll learn to be efficient in your robotic design. posted by mikey77 on Jun 12, 2008 How to make a piano keyboard Build piano keys from raw materials and make a piano you can truly call your own. posted by threesixesinarow on Jun 19, 2008 Steampunk Style Fan Cool off in neo-Victorian style with a custom built fan. posted by reluctant_paladin on Jun 13, 2008 Steel Centipede Turn that scrap metal and chain into a unique sculpture with nothing more than a welder and a bit of creativity. posted by Mikey D on Jun 15, 2008 LED matrix using shift registers Play with patterns of light and display messages on a custom LED matrix. posted by barney_1 on Jun 15, 2008 Predicting the Weather with Clouds Learn to understand what the sky is trying to tell you. posted by randofo on Jun 12, 2008 Instructables Robot -- Paper Model Print and cut out this template to make a papercraft robot of your very own! posted by =SMART= on Jun 13, 2008 Central Vacuum Retrofit Install a central vacuum system in an existing house to have quieter vacuuming and an external exhaust. posted by a.doovz on Jun 13, 2008 Rock Band Guitar Stand/Drum Support Tidy up your virtual rock star gear and keep your drums steady with this PVC setup. posted by evilbunnee on Jun 12, 2008 Win great books for your travel tips! Closes on June 29! Winners are up! Animating Multi Layered Engravings Take glowing etched acrylic to the next level with animated frames. posted by japala on Jun 18, 2008 10-minute electronic leather band Enhance a leather bracelet with a flashing light that can record and play back patterns. posted by craft-tech on Jun 14, 2008 The Lucid Dream Machine Control of your dreams with the power of flashing lights. posted by guyfrom7up on Jun 18, 2008 SketchUp, Inkscape, and Ponoko Laser Cutting Install this plugin and you'll have a free way to design in 3D and export your files to be laser cut! posted by flightsofideas on Jun 19, 2008 Light Bulb Lamp Put your dead bulbs to use by turning them into stylish oil lamps. Just be sure to put them in a safe place. posted by CYNICALifornia on Jun 14, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Happy New Year

Happy 2008 to all from Canada

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago


[newsletter] Solar-Powered Graffiti, Deseed a Watermelon, Cheap Multitouch...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. May 8, 2008 Welcome back! We've moved! With the summer coming up and us needing a place to put all the interns we've moved across the bay from Alameda to San Francisco! Read all about it and see some moving pics here! The Photojojo Photo Month is over and the winners have been announced. See who won! Check out these cool Instructables! How to remove most of the seeds from a watermelon Use this clever cutting technique to maximize the tasty watermelon eating with a minimum of seed spitting. posted by cokecola on May 2, 2008 Add a Bluetooth adapter to your GPS device Want to use a Bluetooth headset to hear instructions while on a bike or motorcycle, without the hefty price? Then this $30 hack is for you. posted by Sudija on May 1, 2008 How to Make an Easy Inverted Planter Enjoy growing plants even if you don't have the room for flower beds or even small planters. posted by laminterious on May 6, 2008 USB Heater (or How to Upgrade Your Coffee Cup) Keep your cup o' joe warm with this quick and easy USB heater. posted by gb78 on May 5, 2008 Safety Penny Fakething All the danger of a Penny Farthing, with none of the authenticity. posted by Wobbly John on May 2, 2008 Green Science Fair! Share your best bike tips Show us your flowers! How to Make a Cheap Multitouch Pad Get a webcam and some scrap materials and you'll have a multitouch interface going in no time! posted by cerupcat on Apr 29, 2008 Solar Powered Light-Graffiti Projector Shine your message on the wall every day with a hacked solar garden light and a bright LED. posted by RDN1 on May 1, 2008 Spice Mister Supercharge any meal with a quick blast of capsaicin extract. Just be careful not to get any on yourself in the process, OK? posted by w1n5t0n on May 5, 2008 Basic Bike tricks and Skills Slides, wheelies, endos, bunnyhops, and more goofy names in this introduction to bike tricks. posted by killerjackalope on Apr 21, 2008 Glowing video tape USB hub Give an old VHS tape a new use by installing a USB hub and LEDs for a pleasantly glowing retro look. posted by HarryM on Apr 29, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


[newsletter] Solar Trike, Wikipedia in Your Pocket, Ramen,...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. May 15, 2008 Welcome back! The Flower Contest is over and the winners have been announced. See who won! Check out these cool Instructables! What to do if the police stop you Being stopped by the cops is scary. This Instructable gives you everything you need to know to safeguard your rights when dealing with the police. posted by w1n5t0n on Mar 19, 2008 Wikipedia in your pocket AKA. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, v1.0 :) posted by PKM on May 12, 2008 Crush All Those Who Stand Before You, The Environmentally Friendly Way. This makes even the hardiest mountain bike look like puny by comparison. posted by FriendOfHumanity on May 13, 2008 Mechanical Dry Erase Board Build a mechanical/computerized dry erase board that works like a massive etch a sketch. posted by Romado12187 on May 8, 2008 How to make REAL Japanese ramen from scratch This recipe will teach you how to make true ramen from scratch, with little more cost than a instant ramen packet. posted by Neryam on May 5, 2008 See who won! Share your best bike tips Enter the Green Science Fair! How to Make a Naruto Style Headband Want to get a little closer to the world of Naruto? An aluminum can is all you need to get started. posted by laminterious on May 9, 2008 How to Design Your Own Cardboard Furniture If you need a quick way to create new spaces that weren't there before - here's the secret of making your own cardboard furniture. posted by Scriptone on May 1, 2008 Soap Shoes!(make your own) Make your own version of Soap shoes and grind on rails, ledges, and anywhere else a skateboarder or aggressive inliner can. posted by MKohen on May 10, 2008 Eat Good Food: Make your own tortillas Make these "authentic Texan tortillas" and avoid the bland, rubbery, and thin types of tortilla that are out there. posted by christydeering on May 14, 2008 Solar Powered Trike Travel for free with the power of the sun! posted by dpearce1 on May 10, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


LASER CUTTER CONTEST CLOSED

From the Laser Cutter contest page:UPDATE:Entry deadline extended to January 1, 2008!What were we thinking?!? The holidays are the perfect time to finish your Laser Cutter Contest entry, and we don't want to judge during our family vacations. So, we're extending the entry deadline to 11:59pm PST Tuesday, January 1, 2008 to take advantage of the entire holiday season. Finalists will be announced on Monday, January 7, 2008. User voting will still end on January 31st, and we'll still announce the ultimate winner on Monday, February 4th, 2008.Use this extra time to make something truly incredible!Happy holidays from the Instructables team.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


[newsletter] Light Sabers, Plasma Globe Tricks, Wall-E Robot...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. June 12, 2008 Welcome back! RoboGames starts tomorrow. If you can't make it this year, then you better enter our Robot Contest in the next couple weeks. The grand prize is a trip to RoboGames 2009! Winners have been announced for the Park Tool Bike Month. See who won! Check out these cool Instructables! Cheap Custom Lightsaber Build your own Battle-Ready Lightsaber! Use a good light source, and build it for cheap! posted by Ricardoaraujo on Jun 3, 2008 Turn a Cruise Full of Old People into a Death Defying Adventure In the immortal words of former Gov. Jesse Ventura, sometimes you gotta defy death in order to enjoy life. posted by iwasthinkingaboutsoup on Jun 9, 2008 Animate with light Learn how to make your own snazzy light-animations on the cheap for a music video or any other project! posted by buenoben on Jun 10, 2008 Wall-E Robot The movie comes out in a couple weeks, but you can start building your own Wall-E right now! posted by 4mem8 on Jun 6, 2008 Electroforming an Iris Seed Pod Commonly referred to as "dipping" in metal, this technique can make organic items permanent for jewelry. posted by MaggieJs on Jun 9, 2008 How to rejuvenate a box fan Many box fans are tossed just because they're too dirty. Here's how to clean one up for a few more years of use. posted by jgodsey on Jun 8, 2008 Ping Pong Ball Lights Sometimes you really need the diffuse glow of dozens of ping pong balls with Christmas lights in them. posted by advancedMischief on Jun 8, 2008 The ultimate, heavy duty, stackable, bullet proof, extreme saw horses! OK, maybe not quite bullet proof, but everything else is accurate. posted by Mikey D on Jun 1, 2008 Make your own tote bag from recycled plastic bags With a little time and creativity you can make some pretty cool stuff from all those plastic bags like this big tote bag. posted by user669 on Apr 8, 2008 Light Bar Ambient Lighting Add a bit of a colorful glow anywhere you want with a little bit of work and some inexpensive parts. posted by QuackMasterDan on Jun 9, 2008 Cable car Know someone who has trouble with stairs? A powered lift can help them move around more easily. posted by Mockfish on Jun 8, 2008 Win amazing LED POV kits! What have you done for robots lately? Winners to be announced next week. Make a High Voltage Supply in 5 Minutes Learn how to get up to 1,000 volts in just a few minutes. Be careful with this one! posted by Biotele on Jun 8, 2008 Creating, cutting and printing your own woodblock Learn the basic process for buying tools, cutting a woodblock, inking and then printing with it. posted by rbanks on Jun 6, 2008 Amazing plasma globe tricks! Just touching a plasma globe can get boring, so check out these new tricks. posted by highvoltage2000 on Jun 7, 2008 Plastic Bag Rug! This rug is pretty easy to make, looks really cool, and costs almost nothing! posted by denona on Jun 11, 2008 Leather Bracelets from Recycled Belts Make up to three custom leather bracelets from an old leather belt! posted by fungus amungus on Jun 6, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago