It's alive! Alive!

I've been wanting to build a Stargate helmet for a very long time but there was no way I could spend the cash to sculpt one in clay and do a fiberglass casting in a silicone mold so I had to improvise by using cardstock, paper mache and foam. I really wasn't going for screen accuracy as this is intended to be a costume helmet instead of an accurate replica. When I set out to build this I wanted it to be light weight, low cost and most importantly I wanted it to move. I still have quite a bit of work left to do- I still need to add the glowing eyes and do some filling, sanding and detail work plus paint. Watching it move for the first time was just awesome. :) <br>

Posted by Honus 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


anyone there

Is this gruopstill alive i loved speed challenges they were so much fun

Posted by Dowaine 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Bloody hell, I just made it to 20 years old!

Well it's my birthday and I'm 20... Sadly marred by my favourite drinking buddy, my brother jack not being able to drink, because we got in an argument and now has a broken jaw... On the upside it's the new wingman line "It's my birthday" -  "It's his birthday and he broke my jaw", ensuring free pints... Oh and yes, I'm childish anough to post a topic about my birthday, though excuses for myself are running thin, getting older has a downside. 

Posted by killerjackalope 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Amazing Art 3D That Comes Alive !

HI, Just watched this Amazing video.Enjoy watching http://www.askthecrafter.com/videos/750/amazing-art-3d-that-comes-alive-!

Posted by monaliza2 8 years ago


pygmy tarsiers found alive in Indonesia!

Fox news " Mouse-sized primates called pygmy tarsiers, not seen alive in 85 years, have come out of hiding from a mountaintop in a cloud forest in Indonesia. Weighing just 2 ounces (57 grams), they resemble mini-gremlin creatures, as they have big eyes and are covered in dense coats of fur to keep warm in a damp, chilly habitat. Unlike most other primates that sport fingernails, pygmy tarsiers have claws, which scientists say might be an adaptation to grasping onto moss-covered trees. The recent sighting has conservation implications. And researchers said they hope that with new information about where the species lives, the Indonesian government will protect them from the encroaching development occurring in the animals' home range. Hide-n-seek The last sighting of this primate alive was in 1921 when live specimens were collected and processed for a museum collection. Decades went by without another sighting. And scientists thought the pygmy tarsier (Tarsius pumilus) had possibly gone extinct. Then, in 2000, two Indonesian scientists who were trapping rats on Mt. Rore Katimbo in Lore Lindu National Park in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, reported they had accidentally trapped and killed a pygmy tarsier. So Sharon Gursky-Doyen of Texas A&M University and her grad student Nanda Grow, along with a group of Indonesian locals, went looking for the teacup-sized primates on that same mountaintop. This past summer, the team trapped two males and a female. They placed radio collars on the animals for tracking. Since pygmy tarsiers can turn their heads 180 degrees, this process can be dangerous, as Gursky-Doyen found out. "I have the dubious honor of being the only person in the world to have been bitten by [a pygmy tarsier]," Gursky-Doyen told LiveScience. "My field assistant was holding the tarsier and I was attaching a radio collar around its neck and while I was attaching the radio collar he bit me [on the finger]." The female has since been eaten by a hawk, Gursky-Doyen said.

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Chinese Fur Farms

My Friend sent me this shocking video in an email, and made me join a petition to stop it. this is to discuss it, and if you want to stop it, please leave a comment. below is the video link http://www.peta.org/feat/ChineseFurFarms/index.asp WARNING. this is grosser and more wrong than anything you have ever seen. I strongly reccomend that you don't watch it, but just read. if you chose not to watch it, then the video shows chinese people grabbing pups, smashing them on the ground so they won't have the strength to run, then cutting the skin around their ankles, then peeling it off over the poor things head. the only thing is, the animal isn't even unconsious, and then they are chucked onto a rotting pile while they wait in excruciating pain to die. you can even see their hearts beating. if you want to stop this shXt, then please leave a comment saying so.

Posted by ~Aeronous~ 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do i remotely track if a planted tree is alive or not?

Remotely i need to track/monitor if planted trees are alive or not, growing or not. So could you tell some parameters/characteristics of living trees like pH level of soil, moisture level, voltage across it when tree is alive. & required electronic sensors, technology for remote tracking/monitoring. 

Asked by radkol 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


is it possible to keep a cocoon alive in a artificial habitat?

Trying to keep a cocoon in a artificial habitat until it turns into a butterlfly

Asked by topher61974 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do you keep fish alive Answered

I am going on a long vacation and have a gel food that will last for only fourteen days, but I can not find a to extend it for a longer time and keep them alive for at least one week more. They are two minnows about 1 inch long. What do I do?

Asked by rojo.balloon 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


can a halogen light bulbkeep plants alive indoors? Answered

Like this one http://www.petco.com/product/4969/Zoo-Med-Repti-Basking-Spot-Lamps.aspx?CoreCat=RepAmpFC_Heating

Asked by kaimie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


best rapper

Who is the best rapper alive?

Posted by ambersmith420 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


DC Motor- dead or alive?

I've got a DC motor from a treadmill that when I spin it generates a small voltage then drops off to zero even as the motor continues to spin. Is it shot? Can it be repaired, if so, at what cost.?

Asked by haroun 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Disco tune "Stayin' Alive" could save your life

. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. doctors have found the Bee Gees 1977 disco anthem "Stayin' Alive" provides an ideal beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim.. Disco tune "Stayin' Alive" could save your life at Reuters. Edit: Added quote (OP was just a link) to avoid being chastised by gmjhowe. ;)

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can carefully plucked hair be grown (or kept alive) outside the body? Answered

While sitting down to actually type this out, I realized that some might read this as gross or creepy.  I'm curious however, so my question to you brilliant instructamals out there is this:  If I carefully pluck a hair from my head, is it possible or feasible to provide it an environment where it could be "kept alive" or grown?  I realize the hair itself is not actually alive, but it's the follicle I'm interested in.  If provided a sterile tray with agar, what elements would be required to save the follicle?  Hair Multiplication uses a similar method, but I can't locate any good information on it.

Asked by huck alexander 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Um, uh, OK.....

Uh, what? Look at billy is alive, The time?

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Who said this? Answered

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who are alive." This is one of the most profound quotes I've ever read.  I'd love to know who the author is. Any ideas?

Asked by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is it possible to store a living human/animal for years at a very low temperature and recover him back alive? Answered

They do it with plants, and it has been successful in some cases. They do it with animal limbs, so is it possible to do that with a whole human and recover him back alive after years, to find that he/she hasn't aged? 

Asked by ankur2893 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how to built a powerful laser gun?

How to built a powerful laser gun?

Asked by dark matter alive 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


portal cake

I cant believe no one posted the portal cake in the contest yet.

Posted by BartSimpson 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Offering Cheap Website & Hosting for Fundraiser

Need a custom website? How about $150 then $40 a year? I'm down to the wire attempting to raise additional money for my trip to LA to cover the Series Finale of We're Alive for our Podcast the We're Alive FanCast on the MickRed Network. http://werealive.mickred.com/downloads/custom-website/ I can even embed your Instructables on your website. Thanks  MrRedBeard

Posted by MrRedBeard 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Wanting to put red LEDs in the hood scoop of a truck so it looks as if the engine is "alive." Answered

I have a friend who wants to put red LEDs in the hood scoop of his truck. The truck is a Toyota Tacoma with a stock hood scoop. We want to have the system run so that the more RPM the engine experiences, the brighter the lights shine. There would be a baseline brightness (idling RPM) and a maximum brightness (4000-5000 RPM) Revving the engine would make the lights go from dim to bright and them back to dim when you let off the accelerator. What materials do we need? We don't want to make a flashlight type light with the LEDs but more of a glow. Are there certain LEDs that would be better suited for this sort of application than others? What kind of switch/wiring could we use? Many thanks -Livingstrong

Asked by Livingstrong 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Miniature VCR

I have been trying to find a mini DV VCR thingy. Basically, I need a pocket VCR that doesn't make my wallet bury itself alive. Can anyone help?

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Cat Scan - patches available

From Tumblr, via Animal New York, via Notcot, comes The Cat Scan. It's cats. On scanners. It's weird, yet somehow obvious.  The blasted animal has fallen asleep on your scanner again, so why not try and teach it to sleep elsewhere? What's the oddest thing you have ever scanned? UPDATE I've decided to arbitrarily award patches to any scans people upload. Rules: It must be something you've scanned yourself. If it was alive at the start of the scan, it must be alive and unharmed at the end of the scan (ie don't hold frogs still be pressing down on the lid). International entries are absolutely allowed.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can anyone tell me how to make lye soap from ashes?

My grandparents knew how and I would like to make some to kind of keep the knowledge alive and pass it on to my grandchildren.

Asked by elkhtr1964 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Advice for starting an apartment herb or vegetable garden in extremely dry and cold climate?

I live in the North and can't seem to get anything to grow let alone stay alive! We have snow on the ground Sept to May/June and between Nov to Apr the temp is usually -22F to -49F. It's extremely dry as well. As I live in an apartment, I am limited in floor space and need to keep them away from the windows as they freeze over (too drafty). It should be said that  I'm a beginner at green things - before moving up here, things stayed alive at least (maybe not flourish) but here, EVERYTHING seems to die!

Asked by tibaistabi 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What to do with this 'mystery machine' to turn it into an sci-fi monitor/screen/prop that's alive? Ideally, stand-alone? Answered

You're looking at a photo of what I came to call the 'mystery machine', as I've no idea what it's real purpose is exactly. I suspect it's an old, big multi- or voltmeter. As I say in the question, I'm looking to turn it into an sci-fi monitor/screen/prop that's 'alive' somehow; continually generating interesting content. What I'm thinking of is replacing the big, central meter with a monitor/screen of somesort. But, what kind? Ideally, this'll be easy to make, stand-alone and cheap.

Asked by Hellwolve 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Small animals levitated by sound

If anyone is looking for an advanced cool project, here it is: Acoustic Levitation. Scientists at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xian have used sound waves to levitate small creatures while they are still alive, without causing them any apparent harm.

Posted by ewilhelm 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


how do you survive in the...

With one instructable made of lego and nothing else in the desert some guy got with this in the lost in the desert once, never made it out alive. what would you do? by the way he didin't have a choice of instuctable, it was just the lego propeller or pee.

Posted by rde 11 years ago


Hey I'm Alive!

Hey everyone, I haven't quit 'ibles but still have no internet access, especially since I've been off tech for two weeks for easter. I have however been doing little projects and such and there shall be 'ibles. at the moment things are odd, being bored alot has led to constant rearranging of furniture, me creating a website, not yet uploaded that has just grown and grown, subconciously I believe it to be an attempt to build my own internet. Lots of video projects going on at the moment as well, leading to someone going on fire, eh, sign stealing and on a few occasions nudity... Photography has been happening in great amounts and other such things... How is everybody here, or whoever reads this, I imagine I've missed a lot?

Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What number are you?

With almost seven billion people alive on the planet, the BBC have produced a fascinating little widget for working out what number person you are.  All you have to do is input your date of birth. As you can see from the chart below, I was the three and a half billionth person on the planet when I was born. The set-up will also tell you how fast your home country's population is growing. What's scarier, though, is the data you get for today (27th October, 2011): as I type, almost 8.5% of all the humans to have ever lived are alive right now.  To put that in perspective, if the human population was stable, and not rising, then all 83 billion of humanity's historical population would have been born in the last 1200 years. 0_o

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Any Greek speakers around Ibles willing to answer a Greek language question? Answered

I know this isn't a 'how to' topic, but this forum is alive. (Just  Googled Greek Language forums and most haven't had a posting in years.) Anyway, if you know Greek and wouldn't mind answering the occasional idiot question, please PM me.  Thanks.

Asked by mole1 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How about a Google+ +1 button?

Having moved to Google+ and seeing how alive the place is with interesting people, I am sad that I cannot easily share Instructables there. The Google+ Chrome extension picks up a random ad, which looks awful. Could we have a +1 button next to the Facebook and Twitter ones? Thanks, -Lars

Posted by larsrc 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Attention Knex Lovers

Hey fellow Knex users! It is good to see the best toy ever invented is still alive and well. There are some really cool inventions, models, ideas and pictures here. I would love to see more of your models! Check out my site Knex Toy Zone and feel free to upload and post all your images.Long Live Knex!

Posted by jayg5000 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Could there be 'test tube adults'?

I always wondered, If there can be 'test tube babies', could the placenta possibly be delivered whole and alive and the baby continue to develop outside the womb but in a womb like environment. or possibly in the womb of another animal.  I'm wondering, could there be 'test tube adults.' who come into this world fully grown? What feeds the placenta? Amniotic fluid? Blood?

Asked by avocadostains 1 year ago


Does anyone have advice on potty training a dog fast?

I have a almost 1 year old dog who is a dachshund and i need help potty training him anyone know how to potty train a dog??? if you do please help.i posted a pic of him his cuteness is the only thing keeping him alive

Asked by nebih 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


ISEE-3 Is Alive!

As reported in Science Magazine online today: A group of citizen scientists has commandeered a NASA spacecraft that was launched in 1978 and had gone unused since 1997. Today the group made first contact with the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3) when the spacecraft acknowledged receiving a signal from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, says Keith Cowing, co-director of the ISEE-3 Reboot Project, a group of about 20 volunteer space buffs. “We knew we could do this—it’s a vindication,” he says. “It’s sort of like reaching back in time to grab something that otherwise would have been lost.” Making contact isn't all the group plans to do. Next month, they plan to instigate a burn with the remaining fuel and move the spacecraft into a new orbit. The group is doing this with no direct funding from NASA:  they raised nearly $160k needed for for software development, access to NASA archives, and Arecibo and other telescope time via the RocketHub crowdfunding site.

Posted by kelseymh 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


I'm a Freak of Nature (Literally)

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today.Apparently, our ancestors all had brown eyes... So people with brown eyes are normal.Full Article

Posted by Labot2001 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


i found a loop hole

I found a loop hole in the 5th amendment i think they made a movie about this. okay how the story goes is a wife gets framed for her husbands murder but when she gets out of jail she sees that hes still alive so therefore legally she can kill him because of double jepherdy the fifth amendment she cant be on trial for the murder twice isnt that messed up?

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


More disappearing comments.

It's been reported many times, by many people, but the "disappearing post" bug is alive and well. It's happened to me quite a few times today, on individual instructables, forum topics and the answers section. They don't appear later on, or appear only for my eyes, they simply cease to exist as soon as I hit "post". When I have spent some time writing a long post full of relevant, useful links, this is a very, very annoying bug.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


The intro text in my Instructable got deleted and replaced by the word null!

So yeah. I had an unpublished instructable and when I checked back to complete it, the Intro text was deleted, leaving only the word "null" behind! All the other steps were still alive and in one shape, but the intro... Man, I worked like 40 minutes on that! Does anyone know how this could happen, and how I can fix it, or prevent it from happening again?

Posted by TigerNod 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How Stupid Can People Get? Answered

HOW STUPID CAN PEOPLE GET!!!!???? I have always wondered how stupid people can get, but i have never managed to work it out. because someone just says something stupider or does something that makes you wonder why they are still alive it been bothering me for ages, please help me can someone give it to me in numbers somehow?

Asked by Muscelz 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Portal Theme Done on 8080 and C64

If you've played Portal then seeing this video brings everything full circle. The retro computers inspired the closing song "Still Alive" which has then inspired someone to recreate the song on retro computers. It's geektastic and was done on an Intel 8080 with a C64 sound chip.If you haven't played Portal yet and you're even remotely into games, then beg, borrow, or steal a few hours on a machine to play it. It's lovely. via bbgadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Cheap Two Stage rocket

If you were to take two model rocket motors and remove the secoundary charge (that pushes out the payload) from one and possibly fill the rest of the cartrage with homemade propellant. if you put one cartrage ontop the other and secured it with a little tape, would that work as a two stage rocket. does anyone think that the flame would travel into the secound cartrage and the pressure would blow out the first cartridge. Just wondering if anyone tried this before and is still alive and happy.

Posted by Reeper 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Worlds Smallest Saltwater Reef Aquarium

These are aged systems that keep myriad coral reef organisms alive using a delicate balance of natural materials and very reduced manmade gear. They are like ecospheres, but to the 20th power. Compared to an advanced reef aquarium they are just as stable due to design features, and they bring marine science study into the home in a practical manner. There are no others in the world like these designs and they are easy to build but expensive to build as well. I hope you enjoy my invention now posted as an instructible http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOsitYhihc

Posted by brandon429 9 years ago


NES Project. Where can I buy a shell?

Hi, im making a NES computer kind of like the one already on instructables, but with a Raspberry Pi. I just need to know how I can buy the shell (Case? I dont know) of the NES. I dont want to buy and scrap an NES though(If possible). I wanna keep those guys alive :) Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get one? Thanks alot! :D

Posted by crazyJ113 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Fire Glove

Ok listen up guys, i have a science project and i wanna do this one thing really badly but i fear my hand might be badly destroyed in this process i want to make a glove where i could snap my finger and make a spark with some kind of flint and then hold a flame with a fuel source like timber or something... i'm thinking of buying a heat resistant glove so i don't get burned alive XD but any ideas would be helpful.

Posted by FireGLove 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Reef Globes, worlds smallest balanced reef aquarium

These are aged systems that keep myriad coral reef organisms alive using a delicate balance of natural materials and very reduced manmade gear. They are like ecospheres, but to the 20th power. Compared to an advanced reef aquarium they are just as stable due to design features, and they bring marine science study into the home in a practical manner. There are no others in the world like these designs and they are easy to build but expensive to build as well. I hope you enjoy my invention now posted as an instructible http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOsitYhihc

Posted by brandon429 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Wired to wireless keybord conversion

Hello, It happens to have a wireless mini keyboard with touchpad, like the one in the photo ( not this model, but something like this). The problem is that I did a terible mistake and I bent it a litle (some milimeters) and after that it keeps sending repeated characters. I do no think I can fix it. I like to convert and keep alive old things so I had the idea to use the RF modules of the keyboard and make an old PS2 or USB keybord wireless. Do you think that there may be a chance I could do it? Hope you will come with some ideas

Posted by dentalan 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


A Cat in a Box!

Sorry, no hilarious picture - but a thought exercise!Imagine a steel box (to shield the contents from the universe) that contains a cat. Inside this box is a device that contains a gas which may, or may not, cause instant death to the cat. One hour after the device is released in the steel box (with cat) - what is the state (assume only two states - alive or dead) of the cat?Mind you, you have no method to measure the results of the possibly poisonous device - after all, measure the result and you change it! I imagine there are a few of you that have read about this very scenario in an academic setting :)

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago