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Topic by Danny 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have this 6-volt Lamp it's kind like what you would find in one those 6-volt flash lights except that this is like a stand alone lamp and it has two wires that come out of it but only seems to work at 6-volts, so I have a large 6-volt battery and a 7.5 volt output power adapter I was wondering if 7.5 volts would be too much power to use to power the lamp I don't want to blow it up. I don't know if it'll even work at 7.5 volts because I tried a 9-volt battery and it won't power on with it. The image is the same lamp I have except mine is connected to a base and has two wires that come out the bottom I would like to find another way to power it besides using a large 6-volt Battery. Any Suggestions.
Topic by Graydant 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
The say we, the iPhone 6 is still quite far from its 'official sunrise' but rather as close as it advances now seem to be the two official versions of the device, while the price of the basic model would be around the 710 euro and then a figure even lower than the launch of the iPhone 5S 16 GB (729 €). On the price, in fact, we feed more than a suspicion that they may arrive at certain levels, but never say never, especially if the version phablet will come to the top of the hill 900 Euros and will represent the true top of the line. So, in summary, and using as a yardstick the dollar, the iPhone economy is expected to cost between 650 and 800 dollars, while the Apple iPhablet would bring with it a price that the sfiorerebbe 950-1000 dollars.
Question by Francesca Diamanti 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Im looking for a speaker switch box thing sort of, i cant really find on on instrucatbles by searching but what i need to do it be able to plug like 6 or so speakers into one cable to plug into a computer i mean computer speakers that use one stereo wire, not separate speakers with their own wire to it. i dont think im making sense here, sorry My friend is having a party but all his music is on the pc and he only hass 2 speakers and a bass amp, so what i wanted to make was a box to plug his speakers, my old ones and a few other ones into, to plug that into the computer to make like 6 speakers going at once for the music. does anyone know an instructable that i can do this? I really apologize if i make no sense, it hapens often when i try and type things.
Topic by craig3 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Huzzah! I would like to thank the poeple who viewed and commented on this forum for the first 5! I was gone for a while but now I'm back!Thanks! Hello, I am hosting a forum topic train. This one includes some thinking. But it's not math! It's the kind of thinking that you can laugh and talk about. So, what do you say? This week's Thought Bunker: What did the designer of the drawing board go back to when his original design was a failure? What do you think? Tell us!
Topic by chopstx 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Need a Diagram for one of the following: Diagram 1) 6 (5mm) RGB Full Multi color Flashing LED (Forward Voltage: 3.2-3.4v) Voltage 9-12V (Less the better, but no more than 12) 1 or 6 switches to turn on/off for each LED separately List any other require parts (w/ detail, ex. "1k ohm" Resistor) Diagram 2) Same as number one 1 solar panel (9V 1.5W, output current 167 mA) or 1-2 Solar panel, also have 2 solar panel (4.5V 0.5W, output current is 112mA) List any other require parts(w/ detail, ex. "1k ohm" Resistor)
Question by vinchenzo2611 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
As far as I know, RGB-LEDs have 4 legs: 1 common cathode and 3 seperate anodes (or vice versa). Santa Claus has left me a RGB LED with 6 pins. Now I'm confused and he has left the country! Can anyone help and explain this to me?
Question by bertus52x11 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi guys! I do have question on power supply for my multiple servos. I need a power supply that can provide an enough voltage and current for my servos. Do you have any recommendation for my supply? Throughout my reading, i've found that each servos requires 1A so if i have 6 servos means 1A X 6 = 6A at least to support my servos
Question by naqibzainudin 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I have an iPhone 6 with a backlight problem. The screen turns on with no light (I can barely see whats on the screen with bright light shined on it) but everything else still works on the phone. The touch screen works, apps work, it’s just the screen that’s really dim is what the problem is. Is this a filter that blew or is it the entire system? I have found a nice recorded solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8BedLX7JAg but I would like to be sure that this is the correct issue. Anyone perform the repair which is shown on the video?
Topic by donaldlewis1802 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
I am connecting my car to an Apple CarPlay head unit via the lighting cable. I am also trying to get a component out as per older iphones however I am aware that apple no longer offers this. I know that there are adaptors out there however I know that apple can kick up a fuss unless you use genuine apple parts. I know that there is a HDMI and lightening adaptor and that is exactly what I am looking for except it must be Component. Is this possible?
Question by SamC17 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
So yeah guys, I'm going to go to Singapore for six days. Chances are I'm gonna get my hands on a computer with internet access one way or another, but reception might be shoddy. Chances are I'll still reply to comments, PMs and stuff, but if I don't I'm sorry. Wish me a good trip!
Topic by Camisado 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi! I would like to create a project for the random selection of shooting targets. E.g. each target should show up and stay there for 5 seconds and if not shot down the servo should pull it back. Does anyone have the code required for random selection of servos and making sure they delay between on and off is 5 secs? Ideally the random component would ensure that all targets have an equal chance of being selected but only one at a time.
Topic by tomstell1111 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
Hi We are building a 6' x 10' light box and need to evenly spread RGB Led's throughout. They need to be very bright and produce an even glow of RGB colors. We have a 6' x 10' ...1/4" diffuserAnd focus ( space between diffuser and Led's can be adjusted). Additional we need a separate bright white led circuit. Output ( view angle ) should be as wide as possible. What RGB LED's would you recommened ?What xtra bright WHITE LED's would you recommened ? What should the spacing be, in order to produce an even light output ?Where could I find wiring plans ? All LED's should be controllable by DMX ? Any help and advise is very much appreciated. thanks bodo
Topic by 1dingo 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I'm currently designing an orrery planetarium and my current mechanical geared design is rather dense (See attached images) takes up a lot of space, and would involve a lot of gear fabrication. So I'm wondering if I can use 6 stepper motors to run the system and do the ratios in code. If it helps reduce the cost, size, and adds more control options (like inputting a specific date and having the planets move to it) it could be worth consideration.I'm just currently unsure of the best way to control 6 steppers. I'm looking into an Arduino Mega for starters, but I'm not sure how much I/O I can get away with. I plan to just do tests with one motor at a time until I've got six running.The good news is the inner orbits are a smaller diameter involving fewer rotations per orbit and while the outer rings are larger and although they require more rotations per orbit, they move much slower. I can probably find a way to add limit switches if necessary and the I/O allows it, which might be nice for calibration. I don't see this as something I'll be running all the time, since I could see it needing a power supply and long term continuous operation may not be possible with the motors. I'd be open to using servos instead if they could use fewer I/O pins and still rotate continuously, but I'm still doing research. I'm open to any suggestions, ideas, or criticisms for this approach and any assistance is appreciated.For now, I'm still in gear land.
Question by MattGyver92 6 months ago
Recently I bought a pair of MSA Sordin headsets but the plug is a MIL spec 6 pin lemo and I cannot find a PTT for a Kenwood radio(2 pin ). Any suggestions? BTW I live outside the US so going to radioshack is not possible...
Question by glarobats 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm looking for complete instructions to #89790 6 Foot Ferris Wheel. I have several coaster kits, rides, larger model sets, big ball factories, and a 6 foot metal cabinet FULL of parts to build it, but no instructions for it. I can't get them from K'nex, and eBay has been a dead end also.If you have a set of instructions I could guy, or a way of taking a clear photo of each page and emailing them to me, I would really appreciate it. firstname.lastname@example.org is where to contact me at if you can help out. Thanks...
Question by stheys1 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Howdy, I want to either make from scratch or purchase as a kit, a 6 LED, random generator. What I need it to do is circle through the LED's randomly for 5 seconds or so , and then finally light 1 LED up for 10 second or so. Any help would be much appreciated.
Question by lonesoulsurfer 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Okay so my garde 6 graduation is coming up. im looking for a dress...hopefully a neat-casual style. im muslim so i need to cover up a lot....any ideas? (PLEASE no haters. i know im muslim but im full blood auzzie and just like everyone else!)
Question by i_own_swag 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
ISO means the International Standards Organization - who is the governing body that standardizes sensitivity ratings for camera sensors. The ISO adjusts the camera's sensitivity to light. Picture credit is Cdog2897
Question by iceng 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I have a small r/c tank that is 6 volts .the problem with it is it is made to take CR123A 3 volt camera batteries .which run about 5-7 dollars each .i could by rechargeable ones for 50 but i thought it would be easier and more cost effective to convert it to run on a nine volt rather then four AA or AAA .not just do to the cost but also because the space limitations i know how to solder and built circuits if i have a schematic provided .so could anyone provide me with a small circuit schematic or is it just in need or putting a resistor in between the terminals?
Question by somebullcrap 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I am currently working on a project that involves 6-8 servos, that all need to be powered at the same time. What would i use for this? The power supply on the "robot" of sorts will be a 11.1v Li-Po battery (Will update with mAh/any other info needed on the battery in a few days, i do not currently have it on me). Is there any BEC/UBEC capable of doing such a task? Could i use a combination of more than one (Three UBECS off of the same battery, all in parallel)? The servos that i am using are TowerPro MG995 Digi Speed servos. On a slightly different topic, are there any BECS/UBECS that can monitor the battery's voltage, and shut off when it drops below a certain voltage? Links would be great Thanks!
Question by RocketPenguin 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hello, fellow instructables members! I was looking over Bug's steampunk chicken-walker mecha, and I had a most awesome idea. From the final fantasy game that screams "steampunk", I remember the cool walker mechas, the 'magitek armor'. See where I'm going with this? I plan to make a chicken-walker style Magitek armor costume! Now, I doubt my mecha will do the magiteks any justice, and I've never quite made a complete "costume" myself, save for a mashup medieval style outfit (makes me think of ike from fire emblem). So, if anyone has input, especially anyone who does steampunk, I'm all ears. Also, thank you again to the user "Bug" for the inspiration!
Topic by Bahamutzero 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
To coincide with the publishing of my one hundredth instructable, I am hosting a sixth paper airplane contest (PAC6). However, unlike my previous contests, this one is aimed at origami aviators just beginning their flights. Although the previous “PAC5” has yet to conclude, I feel it is an appropriate time to start up another contest, due to the different aims of the two. For this contest, the specification is for a trainer paper airplane. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Ability to fly at least 25 feet (7.62 meters) from a launch height of 5 feet or higher • Durability to fly at least 25 feet, at least 15 times • At least two of the following must be featured on your aircraft: flaps, elevators, rudders, ailerons, spoilers, elevons, decelerons, spoilerons, flaperons, air brakes, slots, and/or slats • Allowed materials include: 2 sheets of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper, 8 inches of Scotch tape, scissors, a stapler, 5 staples, a ruler, a pencil, pen, and 2 paper clips • Aircraft must be named 2. Instructables Requirements: • 1 page (not the intro page) devoted solely to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 6 (https://www.instructables.com/community/Paper-Airplane-Contest-6/)” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. However, unlike previous contests, each patch will feature its respective aircraft, rather than medals. The first place winner will also receive a 3 month Instructables Pro membership. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. How to Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My NGT Paper Airplane [Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. (The “NGT” acronym refers to Next Generation Trainer, in order to distinguish it from PAC5 entries). I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Entries". Judging: I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance and suitability, rather than shape, is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, June 17, 2011 and ends Friday, July 15, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, July 15, 2011. From July 16 to July 18, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Entries: wat.: "Hammerhead Glider II" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Hammerhead-Glider-II/) vishalapar: "Smoothliner IV" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Smoothliner-4/) Results: 1st Place: vishalapar: "Smoothliner IV" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Smoothliner-4/) 2nd Place: wat.: "Hammerhead Glider II" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Hammerhead-Glider-II/)
Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi~ I currently need help in knowing how to attach 4 speakers and 2 subwoofer together while making sure it's portable. It also needs a mic jack plus a plug to be able to plug to a mp3 player or a smart phone. I think it needs to be powered by batteries as well? It's for a cosplay costume i am doing that have speaker attached to it and since the costume will have my mouth covered by a mask, i decided i could actually make good use of the speakers to talk to people with a small mic hidden under the mask. But the thing is that i have totally no idea on how to do it, i have found some tutorials but it doesn't seem to match what i am planning to do. It would be nice if anyone is kind enough to help me with this problem. Thanks :) Here is the image of the cosplay i'm planning to do:
Topic by sakura_rin 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Ok, well I have to take a special shower with this specially skunk oil smelling antiseptic liquid soap, and again in about 6 hours, when I get up, before rushing into the hospital.....Good night all.....be back in about a week or so....
Topic by Goodhart 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I am building a robot arm and am using the master-slave control system with it. In other words I am doing the arduino "knob" example but with 6 servos and 6 potentiometers. I already have the code written for this but it is with a wired connection. I need to wirelessly do this with 2 arduinos and the nrf24l01 module. I would be very grateful to anyone who could provide me the code for the arduino knob example with 6 servos and 6 potentiometers using the nrf24l01 to communicate between 2 arduinos. I do not have much time left before I need to finish this project so I am pleading to anyone who could provide me with the code or at least help me with the code.
Question by Science102 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Even though these pictures appear in the photo catalog they have question marks in the corner and none of these pictures can be accessed, printed or copied etc., so technically have been lost. They cover a number of events, friends, family, years and trips taken. It is devastating. I think someone that has a good deal of Photoshop knowledge might know what I have done besides not learning how to properly use Adobe Photoshop Elements 6. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Question by margarethaidet 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I bought a nyko intercooler for my 360 and now I have 3 1.5 inch fans with nothing to use them for I want someone to make an Instructable that uses these fans or give me an idea for something to make with these fans I could get 6 fans if needed
Topic by djtomczak678 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have a 1964 Volkswagen beetle, the car still has its 6 volt electrical system, meaning all the lights are very dim. I would like to use multiple LED's in each tail light housing in order to make brighter tail and brake lights. Can this be done without converting the car to 12 volt ?
Topic by Woody4 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
My son wants to construct a costume for Halloween: Mute from Rainbow 6 Seige. Some of the costume items are easy like Cargo pants, ski goggles, combat boots, etc. Do any of you have suggestions for the gas mask, tactical vest and details. Thanks for any suggestions :-)
Topic by Kathmandu365 1 year ago | last reply 9 months ago
I have a phone wire to my shop (3 pair) 330' from the house. I want to put a router in the house and add my computer on line in the shop. Can this be done using a three pair wire?
Random Knex Challenge 6- Medieval Weaponry! WIN A PATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is now closed. Oh yes! That is right! The Medieval period, a time of blood, gore, and best of all, WEAPONS! Yes, this round is simple, you have to make a type of medieval weapon, there are many many choices of things to choose from in this challenge, including: Trebuchets, catapults, throwing axes, lances, club, flail, war hammer, long sword, ect... Here are some rules for this challenge: Must be based on a real medieval weapon Must have been made AFTER the contest started Must be 100% Knex (String and tape allowed) Must be entered by 7th Febuary 2010 List of entrants for this round: Killer~safecracker Knexfreak95 Good luck! And happy building!
Topic by Hiyadudez 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I've been wanting to make better videos and found that my Galaxy S3 makes fairly good quality videos (for my budget). But my final edited movies are crap thanks to having to edit them in Windows Movie Maker. In order to edit an MP4 in Movie Maker, I have to convert down to WMV. Does anyone know how preserve the high definition of an MP4 when editing the video in Windows Movie Maker 6? I need any help I can get! Thanks! Here is my latest video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLUDSVdL_fg
Topic by flyingpuppy 5 years ago
I need help on my robotic arm project. The question is i wanna use a seperate power supply for my arduino uno and servos. This means, i'll have two different power supply. Is that possible? What would you recommend for the solution? After done some reading, i found 9v batt is enough for Arduino only. But for my servos? I dont know what to use, 4 x AA batt? if each servos take 2 A x 6 = 12 A (so what would i do with this)? Really need ur help! Thanks
Question by naqibzainudin 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
After an indefinite hiatus, Instructables Build Night returns! Starting June 19th we will be holding bi-monthly build nights at our brand spanking new San Francisco location.For the first meeting, bring whatever it is that you're working on, would like to work on or are thinking about working on! If you're not working on anything, bring yourself, and you can work on your social skills by interacting with some of the Bay Area's finest makers and shakers!We look forward to seeing you!The Details:Instructables Build Night - Thursday 6/19Building commences at 6:00 PMOur exact location:489 Clementina St. - 3rd FloorSan Francisco, CA
Topic by randofo 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I’m working on a project, part of which connects two door-type panels to each other using hinges. The weight of the panels—even together—likely don’t add up to 176 lb, but I’m using double-acting hinges, the models of which are available only as follows: a) 2 pk of 6 in. hinges (total weight up to 176 lb) b) 4 pk of 4 in. hinges (total weight up to 176 lb) What are the benefits and downsides to using more [smaller] vs. fewer [larger] hinges? What would you recommend, AND WHY? Please only reply if you have a reason/backing for your opinion; I’m looking for facts and legitimate reasoning, not merely personal preferences. Thanks!!
Question by macgyverunigrad 11 months ago | last reply 11 months ago
I'm about to embark on a project to build a joule thief to power my new 6 volt LED lantern. I'm going to replace the lantern battery with the same volume of half dead AA batteries, which I have a bowl-full. My mice and cameras reject the AAs when they are only half done. The joule thief should finish them off. My question is if I might be just as well off to wire my AA four battery packs in a series/parallel circuit. First start parallel, then series as the batteries run down. This would give me a high/low control for the light, too. The joule thief will only draw the batteries down so far, and the LEDs have a low voltage threshold. Since the light is engineered for six volts, I'm just wondering which way to go.
Question by cb92 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago