I don't no if it is legal to build a air canon in canada. thanks to answer me
Question by copper tube 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi everyone, I was checking out this ible' http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kws1lkh3zC1qzxzwwo1_500.jpg and i was wondering if that could be adapted for a mouse. If you could give me basic instructions, or a website. i dont know how i would hook up right and left clicking but ill think about it.-kieran?
Question by qballcat 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
After wanting to make an air rifle for awhile I have finally decided to do it. I plan to use 80-100 psi from a bike pump to power it. I plan to use a 1/2 or 3/4 inch QEV (something like this https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Pneumatic-QE-04-Inlet-Exhaust/dp/B01MYRC509/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid;=1495573897&sr;=8-12&keywords;=3%2F4in+quick+exhaust+valve). Do you guys know if a 2L soda bottle would be a good air tank or should I spend the money to make a pvc or galvanized steel one? Would an air gun connected to the QEV work well? Thank you for your time and help -James
Topic by TypeNameHere 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
After lightning air conditionner stop working completely dead Friedrich minisplit MR12C1E I did replaced the burned fuse and a varistor now the inside unit start open loovers start the fan after 3 minutes gren led flashe and unit stop seam to be comming from the timer try to set timer to OFF loke like the unit does'nt accept the command from the remote control is it a deffective mpu ? how to check if mpu is good ? JMA123
Topic by jma123 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I just found this site a week ago and thought somebody might like to check out a brand new homemade, and a rebuilt modified. I made the older one for a buddy of mine about a year ago. The new one sports a 12 horse Honda from a generator, a dual stage pump from (Chicago Pneumatics,I think)5hp min., and an old 250 gal. LP gas tank. Havent fired it off yet, but will try to get some video on it when I do. The old one will go from 0-150lbs.,in about 2.5-3min!
Topic by turn-n-burn 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
There is a really very intresting topic about the conversion of wet air into dry air and vice versa with very less circuit design. the moto behind doing so is that i want to convert the wet air of any closed room into dry air and feed that dry air into my project on which i'm working.
Question by rohit12345 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have a Savage model 600 .177 cal.air rifle. Can you tell me who actually made this gun and approx.when it was made. Thank you for your help.
We have a Queen size air mattress that we like. But on the floor it is so low we have a problem getting up. (We are 70 years old.) Is there an instructable that we could make something that would get us off the floor even just a foot. Something that we could fold up and take in the car.
Question by emit 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
How do you repair leak in air valve on inflatable pools
I had this idea just drop on me a few minutes ago and I was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on if something like this would be feasible or not. Also if anyone thinks it's a good idea just go ahead and build it because I dont have the tools or space for something like this in any case. The idea is to have some sort of tank with a large internal volume, cut it of at the top and arrange a sort of secured piston with a heavy weight on top, attach it all to a frame so that the piston stays level and secure. The piston with the weight on can then be connected to a multi-stage pulley system to allow one to lift the heavy weigth, sure it would take a long time but for a manual air compressor it should be feasible Then at the bottom of the tank one would have a high pressure release valve with some sort of standard connector for transfering the compressed air to a sort of pressure tank for use. I never saw anything like this before, although I'm sure someone must have done it at one point or another. So what do you all think? Any input?
Topic by wolty 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I've been thinking recently about ways to reuse the condensed water vapor that comes out of my air conditioner condenser. I've currently got a bucket set up under the spot where the condensate drips out just to see how much water is actually wasted. With the summer heat, I've got the AC going almost all day, and it comes out to about 1 gallon a day. What I'd ultimately like to do is have a storage tank for this water that I can use to water the lawn, wash the car, etc. The problem, though, is that the water outlet is very low to the ground, so only a small bucket will fit directly underneath (meaning it overflows by the end of the day). I'd like to have some sort of hose direct the fluid into a much larger container, and I'd like to do it without electricity. I can't think of a way to move the water without using some kind of pump, though. Any ideas?
Topic by hobscrk777 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have recently acquired a 25 litre compressor on which the motor was seized so my plan is to replace the motor and pump with a couple of fridge compressors however the tank is more than 10 years old and although I cannot see any damage is their anyway to check it is safe to pressurize to 8 bar? it has 175PSI stamped on it so I assume its designed with that as the maximum working pressure but I want to know if I can get it checked as I don't want to blow myself and my garage apart if it bursts I'm in the UK
Topic by patrickshadow 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I've looked throughout the internet, but I still haven't been able to figure out this one When air conducts electricity, say when lightning strikes, the electrical field breaks down air molecules... So, it breaks the intramolecular bonds between gas atoms in nitrogen molecules, oxygen molecules, etc. The atoms are then ionised. But then somewhere, I got the information that ionised air contains BOTH positive AND negative ions. How is this possible if the gases are non-metal elements and only form negative ions?? When an electrical current does flow, what carries the charge? The negative air ions? or electrons? I've found sites that say one, and sites that say another. Thanks in advance
Question by .Unknown. 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have a 1925 Curtis Air Compressor and we are rebuilding it to be a working show piece. The General Electric Motor is running the Curtis Compressor, and we need the manual of the motor/compressor/tank or all of the Information about it that we can get ahold of so it can be rebuilt to the exact color, wiring , ect, so we can put it back to its' original origin. Here is the information from the plate that was barely readable. We had to remove to plate and put it under a lighted magnifying glass and this is what we managed to get from the plate. >> >> GENERAL ELECTRIC MOTOR 1.50 - HP >> GENERAL ELECTRIC >> REPULSION - INDUCTION - MOTOR >> MODEL: 5SCR224 C 53 FRAME - 224 TYPE - SCR >> CYG-60 SINGLE PHASE SPEED EJ 1760 >> VOLTS email@example.com AMPS VOLTS 220 @ 7.5 AMPS >> SERVICE FACTOR >> 1.50 HP CONTINOUS LN 5890 >> THE CURTIS COMPRESSOR Size: 3X3.50 No: LB428A PAT. AUG. 31-1915 NOV. 30-1915 NOV. 14-1916 NOV. 8-1921 KEEP BASE FILLED BETWEEN HIGH AND LOW LEVEL OF OIL WITH GOOD AUTOMOBILE CYLINDER OIL. CLEAN OUT BASE ONCE A YEAR. RUN AT LEAST 250 REV: PER MIN. MANUFACTURED BY CURTIS PNEUMATIC MACHINERY COMPANY ST. LOUIS USA Q-82 Any thing about this compressor would be helpful. you can e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Question by eljero 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
When I got the invitation to be an Artist in Residence, my wife's first reaction was hilarity, since I have the drawing skills of an orangutan. Getting here, and being here, has been a really big deal. This site has been a big part of my life for several years, and it has been a real pleasure to share space with some of the most intelligent and creative people I have ever encountered. I have seen genuine art being created, and wonderfully subversive acts being committed. Being in such an environment was, in equal parts, intimidating and exhilarating. Although I have a long list of projects to try, I was sometimes spoiled for choice because of the freedom to create as I pleased. Projects I have created in my time here have been; Duct tape boomerang Paper bag kite Coffee stapler Cardboard conch Sculpted head Small-scale wave power generator (mentioned in the newsletter - woot!) Laser-cut penny maze Rock, Paper, Scissors board game Robot face stencil This is a shorter list than I would have liked (boy, you should see the length of my "to do" list!), but the downside of being given the freedom to create is the lack of enforced deadlines. That is a failing on my part, and not a failing of the AIR system. On the up side, I have been involved in a lot more of the running and planning of the site than I thought I would. I have judged contests, taken part in planning meetings, got involved in longer-term projects on the site, and helped de-bug the new AiR process (bring your bank details!). The phrase dates me, but I grok the site a lot more now. I've also seen the planned projects of the next guy, and they are awesome! I also got the chance to run a site Challenge to launch the new Birding Channel. This was, I've got to say, disappointing - given the amount of publicity I managed to get for the challenge amongst the birding community, I had hoped for a lot more entries. I guess that there are not many folk who are both Maker and Birder? I also got the opportunity to help out in other folks' projects, and to learn new skills, both traditional and modern (laser cutters are awesome!), from folk like Noah, Matt, Kelsey, and got a far clearer image of how hard, and how fun, it is to keep this site running. San Francisco is a great, mad, weird city, and I love it, but the most surreal day was being the witness to the wedding of an ex-pupil, who came over to the US to get married and have the honeymoon all at once. I first met this person when they were nine, and now they're married... (I feel old again). It's hard, in a piece like this, to avoid rambling, so I'll stop now, except for one final point: This past month genuinely ranks as one of my top Life Experiences. That may sound like an exaggeration, but if you know me, you know how important this site has been to me over the years. Eric, if I ever get the chance to do it again, I will have your arm off at the elbow! And, you know, I think the rest of my family will as well ...
Topic by Kiteman 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Okay. Went to Big 5 Sporting Goods today and picked up an air rifle for 90 bucks. The box says "RS1 Air Rifle Combo", combo meaning scoped, however there is no indication on the box of a second barrel, which should be included to be able to shoot .22 pellets as well as .177. However, once I unboxed, I looked at the receiver and engraved in is "Sportsman RS2 Series", which should be a different rifle, which should also have a second barrel. The second barrel was not there. The manufacturer is Beeman. Can anyone tell me whats up with this?
Question by LiquidLightning 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I had the honour and pleasure of spending the month of July 2013 as an Artist in Residence at Instructables HQ. An unforgettable experience! I feel like I cannot even begin to describe it, so forgive me for keeping it simple. The most tangible amazing thing is the unbelievable workshop, a true makers heaven! I mainly worked on the laser cutters and the 3D printers myself, but these are just a part of the new workshop set up at Pier 9. There’s also the experimental kitchen, the sowing corner, the electronics lab, the high-end CNC machines, a complete wood shop and a full blown metal shop. More importantly however was working among the people behind Instructables. To experience up close how they work very hard to make Instructables not only the biggest and best Show-and-Tell buy also the best “maker medium” ever. Having just moved to the new facilities at Pier 9, there was a lot of extra work to get the workshop accessible and operational, but they moved mountains to get us Artists in Residence onto the machines and making things. Working alongside three other Artists in Residence was also unique chance. Usually, when I’m surrounded by makers, most of them aren’t older than 12. But even as each of us had his inner kid very much alive, having some serious making going on around you is very inspiring (as some of my Instructables will show). I also very much appreciate how my daughter Tika was warmly received when see joined me at Instructables HQ. One month was far too short to spend with the people at Instructables HQ. I was constantly torn between on the one hand getting to know the people better and on the other hand leaving them continue there hard work and trying to make as much things as possible myself. And to make it even harder there were the lures of the magnificent city of San Francisco and of the Bay Area. My conclusion is clear: I want to come back! But then, being a month away from home is not easy either. Tika joined me during the second half of my stay, which was great, but I missed my wife and youngest daughter. Back home in Belgium I’m first taking some rest, spending time with family and friends, working on some due home improvements and preparing some kids workshops. Writing up the Instructables on the projects I did will take some time. They will be published over the coming months. After all, I have about 15 new projects to document. The thread through my AIR was a laser cut (advent) calendar. A series of toy/gift assembly kits designed to be laser cut out of one acrylic sheet and to be wrapped into a cardboard package opening separately on each kit. The only parts added to the laser cut parts are some elastic bands, screws and nuts. The idea is to have a calendar that is easily made in several copies, with designs accommodating for thickness variations in the acrylic sheet and a concept of cutting and wrapping it all with little handwork. I managed to design, cut and test 13 different toys/gifts. I consider it the first chapter of a full advent calendar. I will make an Instructable on each of the 13 and put them in a collection, together with an Instructable on the calendar concept. The eye catcher of my stay was an iPhone/iPad (or Android) controlled RC Blimp with video feedback. For this I used the plug-and-play Dension WIRC system. This system leading to rather heavy build (200g) comparted to my other blimp projects, I decided upon using a large spherical balloon. From this (and from watching Doctor Who) sprung the idea to make it into a large eye. I named it ‘In the blimp of an eye”. The project that was the most of a learning experience was designing and 3D printing nested dolls. Deviating from the classic Russian dolls, I learned how to design these in 123D Design, how to calculate sizes and experienced the possibilities and limitations of different 3D printing techniques. I hope you will enjoy reading the resulting Instructables, just as I enjoyed doing these projects at Instructables HQ. I want to thank once more the people at Instructables and Autodesk for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Yvon Masyn aka masynmachien
Topic by masynmachien 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Wow! What an experience. Probably the most enjoyable, action packed, creativity-loaded 2 months of my life. I have been tinkering in what I used to call shops; building, hacking, creating, for as long as I can remember but this... this was more than I had ever dreamed. The residency program at Instructables is a dream come true. Access to a state of the art shop, surrounded by creative, inspiring, fun people. What more could you ask for. Take one of the most creative, forward thinking, cutting edge areas of the United States (the Bay); the coolest city in that area (San Francisco); the prettiest/most unique part of that city (the Embarcadero) and slap the worlds best creative work shop on it, right over the water (Pier 9). Walking in the doors for the first time was surreal. From the swinging meeting table to the coolest kitchen I have ever seen; water jet to brand new Bridgeport; 3-D printers to industrial sewing machines, Instructables has done it. Within hours of being assigned a desk I was signing up for workshop classes and using Autodesk software to mock up some design ideas for the bicycle frame jig I spent most of my residency building. I later used this jig to build a bicycle frame. Not only was I having a blast building what I wanted to build, I was building skills I hope to use professionally. I am hoping to start my own business building custom bicycle frames. The time to tinker and build at Instructables gave me a tremendous jump start. I wish it hadn't ended.
Topic by Tanner W 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
A buddy from work found this and I found it so interesting I thought I'd share with all you air gun lovers, and lovers of history! Lewis & Clark secret weapon - - a late 18th Century .46 cal. 20 shot repeating air rifle by Girandoni
Topic by RedneckEngineer 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Some friends and I are looking to make some projects, mainly air powered. We have been looking for an air tank to hold the pressure before we discharge it but have been having problems finding the exact part. I have found lots of the air tanks to fill tires and stuff like that but I need something to hold a good amount of pressure and let it out in one big shot and can be charge with a normal car tire air compressor. -I need to know the exact name this items goes by. (Just "air tank" gives me the tanks for tire inflation) -I need to know a webite or store to purchase them at. (Home Depot or Grainger by any chance?)
Topic by Umbro 12 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have a a AOS Safety respirator with P100 cartrideges and i think it is time to replace the cartridges, i have used it for hobbies when airbrushing, lathe working, fiberglass sanding, and enamel spray painting. How do i tell when the cartridges need to be replaced? Also i was wondering, would it be possible to convert it to a forced air respirator, by taking an old pair of cartridges and cutting out all the filters and stuff and attaching to air hoses, one to each cartridge and using dryer duct alluminum tape to make it air tight. Then attaching some type of fan to it, or attach it to the houses a/c vent? Would this work?
Question by snowluck2345 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have a medical regulation oxygen cylinder it is a dark green i am wondering if i can turn it into a compression cylinder by drilling into it would this compromise the tanks integrity please respond. sorry if i left anything out, fidgety2
Question by fidgety2 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Wondering how wifi data, hacking and air rights work in terms of law and wireless security. If data packets are entering my "air space" why are or aren't I allowed to do with them as I want? So long as packets aren't injected or intended to alter private APs, I assume my air rights on my property trump other laws. I'm proposing no laws are broken; using legal, open software and or writing your own code. I honestly don't care one way or the other, I'm just curious as to what others know, or their opinions on the matter. A Google search with hacking, air, rights, etc..... turns up more than what I care to sort through.
Topic by Sovereignty 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I was thinking about another fun project that draws water out of the air with just the sun's energy. I noticed the empty open vinegar bottle I washed and set to dry on my window sill accumulate more moisture every day. It was pooling water in the bottom after a week. The bottle shape is like a ball with a long spout. I read a little about air wells on the web, but they are very large structures. It would be fun to build a small one that would make a few glasses of water a day. Comments?Here's one link Air Wells & Dew Ponds
Topic by robbtoberfest 12 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I was going to buy an Air Soft Gun. But I'm really confused which one should I buy. My play style is less-hiding and do more tactic moves. I prefer to shoot in a long range, but using burst-fire weapons. I was going to buy UMP-45 or MP7, but those submachine guns are less-accurate. My friend suggest me to buy AKA 47. Any other suggestions?
Topic by w1l50n1404 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I found an old cast iron 50 + year old 2 stage air compressor and I was wondering what RPM's I should run it at. My dad says it is running much slower than he remembered and it is going 323 RPM's compared to the original gear ratio that would have run at 269 RPM's. That should be dramatically faster, so could going too fast decrease performance, or something, or is there a reason the original motor may have slowed down? The RPM's are a complete guess based upon the 1725 RPM motor average. The only reason I had to change pullies was because the original had FLAT BELTS (awesome) from back when people cared and build stuff right. Now I have a v-belt on it and the compressor pulley wobbles by like 2 inches and the thing is out of line, but these shouldn't be slowing it down. Basically I need to know what RPM's I should be running the compressor at. P.S. It can double as a vacuum pump and it uses old fashion check valves!
Question by jj.inc 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have recently purchased an kenstar air cooler.It has a 12 litre capacity.,but the cooling is not there for the whole room.Can anyone tell me how to make my room cooler as if I'm using a air conditioner.I want my whole room to be very cool.
Question by pvinay 8 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Hi, I got an Air-Con today - I'm pleased with it. The exhaust vent shoots air out at 45 degC - other than blowing bright paper windmills with it, are there any suggestions what I can do the warm air, given that it is Summer and I don't particularly want to vent it into another room - I did think about my greenhouse - any others ideas?
Question by kevinhannan 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I need to install some air ducting, but appreciate that my knowledge is seriously lacking. I have explored wiki, google, etc, but to no avail. However, if you know, please advise me! Essentially I need to understand the rules of ducting; where fan intakes/outtakes can be placed, how much ducting can preceed the fans etc. Also what do I need to consider when using Y flanges to combine/separate air-flows. Anybody know, please? Many thanks ;-)
Question by kevinhannan 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago