Beautiful Crystal Covered Apartment

Copper-sulfate crystals are lovely with their rich blue color. So lovely that artist Roger Hiorn completely covered the inside of an apartment in London with them. This was done by sealing it and pumping in 75,000 liters of supersaturated solution. After it had cooled and been drained off, the doors have been opened for visitors to come in two or three at a time. This can only be done since the apartment was set to be demolished. Stop by before it closes on Nov. 30 and gets destroyed. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


How to Apartment

I just moved from Yakima to Spokane, WA:  a drive that should have taken four hours, but took seven and a half.  I am currently tired. Anywho, because I am fairly new to apartment life (this upcoming apartment will be my second), I have a few questions: 1.  Although I thoroughly cleaned my previous apartment, I am unsure if I will receive my deposit back.  Even though I am in another city, are there any ways to ensure my deposit is returned besides sending a pipe bomb? 2.  My new apartment complex is about five times larger than my last.  Should I be a hermit, or should I introduce myself to my neighbors?  Any other tips on apartment living are greatly appreciated!

Posted by Flintlock 6 years ago


Ideas for apartment for college living!

Hey everyone! I'm about to move into a new house for my senior year of college and I was wondering if there were any cool ideas for decorations that we can put up. An example would be like the hanging bottles with lights on them for our outside porch, easy and would look extremely legit. Unfortunately that is where all my ideas end so I was wondering if anyone else could share how they decked out their living space. Thanks!

Posted by sdurante 5 years ago


Logistical Concerns: Building a Garden on my Apartment Patio

Edit/Update: I AM BACK (for those of you that know me, which is no one, :( womp) and I have decided to do this. I have moved apartments and am now on a nice first floor apartment with a large patio. I am planning things out and going to do some math this week. I am just curious, is there anything like this out there? I know I've seen those hanging gardens where the water trickles down? That is only good enough to grow herbs/small plants etc. Anything else? Thanks for your time everyone. I found this website today, and I have to say that I am glad I did! I've literally spent hours scouring the guides and have this idea in mind. Even through the questions I pose here, I must always keep in mind, "Will it work?" So please keep that question in mind as well. I have a space on my apartment patio that is fairly large (I will get exact measurements at a later time). I will need an elevated garden (with a trough w/reservoir below to capture the water, I live on the second floor and I can't let it run down below). Considering I eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables, I'm also thinking of a compost tumbler. First question, can I put almost anything in a compost tumbler that will break down, like fruits, vegetables, grass, leaves, et cetera,? Or does food waste and yard waste need to be separate? I live in Southern California, so my patio gets about 5-6 hours of direct sunlight. I've also been reading that compost bins need some humidity as well. I was thinking of using the reservoir under the garden to put in the compost tumbler from time to time? Would this be effective/necessary? Slugs might not be a problem because I'm on the second floor, but I'm thinking of keeping and Aloe plant out there and use the Aloe spray I saw in a guide. We do have squirrels, but are they attracted to Tomatoes, Cabbage, Basil, et cetera? If so, I will need to build some sort of cage that will keep them out. Is this practical, necessary, and ultimately effective? Thanks for your time ladies and gentlemen. If I do end up going through with this I will record the whole thing and put a guide up!

Posted by Neddaf 8 years ago


Awesome Uses For An Empty Room

I currently have a 2 bedroom apartment, in which the second room has zero use... I only got it because it was like 30 dollars more expensive than the 1 bedroom, that being said, I want to use my second bedroom for something and don't know what. I was thinking a project room... but I think I want something more creative then that. I am already thinking of removing the doorand replacing it with a secret mirror door so it becomes a "hidden room"... in this hidden room I was thinking of having a HAM Radio operation, with some other stuff... but honestly I just don't know what I want to do with it. If you had a spare room "collecting dust" what would you do with it? I finally don't have my mom telling me "you can't do that, thats silly" or anything like that... so wild ideas are acceptable! PS: I was just thinking, keep in mind this is an apartment, so I can't nail, drill, or do anything to my walls... and my noise level has to be somewhat low... Otherwise it would be a recording studio.

Posted by teamcoltra 9 years ago


Transformer Apartment

This guy's 330 sq. ft. apartment transforms into about 24 different rooms thanks to a custom designed track system. I wish I had something like this when I lived in New York City.

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Building a Platform Bed in an Apartment?

I just moved to a new state/city after graduating college and moved out here with just what I could fit in my car. So i had to buy a few essentials after I got out here mostly a bed, but I didnt want to spend a ton of money  so I just bought a mattress I saw some posts about building a platform bed but I still have some problems doing this I need to be able to build it in my apartment, which has plenty of room because I have no furnitire And I also need to be able to transport it in my car. I can transport long boards by putting down the back seats and opening up the trunk but I wont be able to transport much else. Any ideas???

Posted by rawtunes 6 years ago


Setting up a new apartment, what would you do?

Greetings all, I am soon to move to South Korea and will be sharing a bachelor with my wife on her ESL teaching contract.  I would like to see how many instructables we can take advantage of while there and want to get input from this totally awesome community and what they have used/would suggest to use. Our Goals: - Reduce energy use - Increase healthy environment/food/liquid intake - make best use of small area - nothing permanently altering structure of apartment. Example: The first problem we have to overcome is the problem of a single bed.  While it is easy to say 'just go out and buy a double or an air mattress'.  The problem is that we have to keep the original bed and have zero storage space.  The idea that I found which could potentially help through the use of a Loft Bed instructable which would help us 'lift' the single bed out of our way and allow use to effectively use it for any guest that may stay over as well as get a bigger bed into the apartment. I also saw a really neat instructable using Tesla CD-Turbine and thought maybe there may be some useful electricity to be gained since there is no water bill. Also any number of various LED projects for lights and such. I used this instructable for water filtering at home and will do so while in Korea. Any other ideas would be welcomed!

Posted by DragonDon 7 years ago


Upside Down Planters

This tutorial over on design*sponge shows you how to make some upside down planters for cheap, using supplies from around the house. I've seen some conflicting reports (mostly negative) about hanging plants upside down, but for such an easy and low-cost project it's certainly worth an experiment. Has anyone tried upside-down gardening? If so, how did it go? diy project: recycled upside down planters

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


UPDATED: Today I was totally GROSSED OUT....Plus pics, and progress !

The landlord came today to "fix the walls" again, like he did a few months ago, and again 3 days ago....but his helper told him this wasn't working...so they started tearing the Bathroom and Bedroom wall (the adjoining wall) down.  The portion towards the outside wall of the building.....they found a pipe that was leaking....a big 9 or 10 inch iron pipe......guess what?   That is the drain from upstairs for the bathroom sink, the bath tub, and the TOILET.   For over 6 months now, we have had our bedroom wall deteriorating and being soaked by SEWAGE.... The helper told me in confidence that we are not the only ones he does this too.....grrrrrrrr. Pictures have been updated with ones I took...      

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


Anyone else live in an apartment with terrible neighbors?

Let's whine about it together, shall we?The man living next to me seems quite nice whenever I see him outside his apartment. He was dating someone (I had seen them together a few times), and I'm guessing they broke up recently, since all I hear coming from his apartment now is him screaming on the phone. They basically just call eachother and scream and try their hardest to hurt the other person. What is even the point? Why not just hang up? I don't really understand.So for the last hour all I've heard is a mixture of the following:"You're scandalous! I know all about you!""You're never gonna give a man a baby! You're never gonna have a baby!""SHUT THE ---- UP, CHANTRELL!""i never want you to call here again!""Stop calling me, Chantrell!""YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING! And obviously I'm everything cause you're calling me all the time!"...sigh.I think I'm going to have to move into the kitchen or living room. I can't type my paper with all the screaming, and he keeps scaring the hell out of me when he starts screaming. :|But if I move into the living room, chances are that I'll hear the drunken rednecks when they come home. Yay!

Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago


Robot that rebuilds itself after kicked apart

As this video of a modular robot re-assembling itself after being kicked apart by its creators at the University of Pennsylvania shows, the day is soon approaching when even smashing apart our rebellious robot slaves with hammers and axes will not prevent each individually severed body part from crawling towards you across the room, a murderous and autonomous agent of servo-controlled musculature.

Posted by laminterious 10 years ago


The correct way to take apart your Knex gun.

Blue Mullet is proud to present's: "How to correctly take apart a knex gun". This was mostly made just for laughs and is not to be taken seriously. If you want to take a look at my youtuube account then here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/user/BlueMulletMaxDunning/videos?view=0 The gun that was used in this video was my oodammo Rambo.

Posted by Blue Mullet 5 years ago


clans

I think you should be apart of a rising clan: the brother and sister hood

Posted by wyatt913 11 years ago


My condo apartment smells of chemicals like paint.

I am living in a condo (apartment Building, 2nd Floor). For the last 5 days my house smells of chemicals like paint or something very close to the paint . In the living room we have small office area with computer and printer where smells very strong. Also this smell is in the kitchen, in the bedroom, all over the apartment. I am the only one that can smell it. It is not paint. The refrigerator works ok, the stove is electric and the furnace is turned off.  The Consumers checked for gas, but there was non. Who should I call in order to come and detect where  this smell is coming from? 

Posted by Aladana 3 years ago


laser help

How do you take apart a conventional laserpointer like the ones that you get at pet stores?

Posted by kris142 10 years ago


Knex Transformer

I made this knex transformer, and it does not come apart anywhere in the transformation HOPE YOU LIKE IT.

Posted by battlefront1 9 years ago


Frigidare / Electrolux FRT04L5DB0 Refrigerator

Anyone know how to get the freezer door apart to switch the hinge on this unit?

Posted by Red Gym 11 months ago


TREO take apart? reuse old cell?

I have a almost new treo 650 that is useless as it was claimed lost. I am dying to take it apart and possibly use the screen, keypad, camera.. and what ever else is inside... Things I'd love to do. 1. Use the screen somehow, maybe install it in my truck somehow? to view what? hmmm...

Posted by arigold13 9 years ago


Apartment Wind Turbine ideas

Hey all. I would like to gather opinions on 2 small wind turbines I'm thinking of constructing. Difficulty: I live in a third floor apartment (it's also the top floor). My first idea was to modify an old box fan and mount it outside my window. Then I walked into my bathroom, which has a noisy exhaust fan in it. I accidentally turned it on and realized that I could build a collapsable darrieus turbine that would fit up the exhaust vent, expand when outside, and hook that up to the exhaust fan motor already in the vent. Does this sound feasable? My goal is to see if I could charge a cell phone from the power generated by one of these two options. apologies for the quick-n-dirty sketch below.

Posted by Greenline 11 years ago


Question about phone disassembly

Does anyone know or can anyone help me take apart my Samsung SGH-D806. I've gotten all 4 of the screws out of the back and the two out by the camera part, but I dont know how to get it apart and I dont want to break it. I was out in the boat and a little bit of water splashed on it and it kinda went haywire and I finally got it to cut back on but the keyboard wont work. Im hoping that if I can get it apart and clean the contacts on the keyboard it might work again. Otherwise I dont have insurance on the phone and have only owned it for 24 hours so that'd be $200 down the drain if I cant fix it. Any ideas?

Posted by Jayfaas 11 years ago


Nightmare coaster finished

This way over due. This coaster has been built and taken apart all ready. Here is it's video.

Posted by GTRPLR1995 8 years ago


Amount of parts in a Knexsayer

I just figured I'd show you guys how many parts are in a Knexsayer, seeing how I just took mine apart.

Posted by travw 9 years ago


my guns

Ok just show you what i have be for i rip it apart and buld some thing else also i will up date every week

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago


potato gun contest

I am proposing a potato gun contest but not any kind of potato gun contest. i am proposing a concealed weapons potato gun contest. air or combustion and it has to screw apart to fit in a briefcase or on your person it can also already be small enough so that you wont have to take it apart use your imagination i am eager to see what people come up with also disguised potato guns are also welcome. thanks for humoring me PhD

Posted by syncmaster153t 10 years ago


Fake devices

I just took apart a cheap "solar" calculator that was actually powered by a small coin cell. The "Solar Panel" was colored cellophane. You ever find something like this?

Posted by Rotten194 9 years ago


Knex Transformers from the new movie

I used the transformer toy images from seibertron.com to build these transformers, they are true transformations they don't have to be taken apart to transform them.

Posted by glitched9700 11 years ago


searching for members by interest doesn't work

When you click on an interest that someone has listed, it takes you to a blank page. (Apart from the usual header and sidebars.)

Posted by ganglion 7 years ago


could this kill me? (Monitor)

I am thinking of taking apart what i think is a crt monitor. i have heard that there is stuff in there that an kill me, if so, what?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


Cumming hailed as an inspiration to gay youth.

StoryApart from best headline ever...Just thought id post as it may be of interest to someone or not... Safe For Work

Posted by okoshima 10 years ago


No $$$, 2 small sheets of metal, 1000 sq. ft. apartment, and no ideas!

I just moved out to the West Coast in February. I rented a small apartment, which I hate. Last Thursday I decided to go out and buy and buy a toolset. When I got to Lowes', I bought a really cheap drill set with a few other essential tools (also cheap), and continued to spend more money on two 12x18" sheets of weldable steel. I know I can make something out of the steel plates. They're small, but they are big enough that I can make something, though I don't know what. I just need an idea I both like and can complete without getting booted out of my apartment for making "obnoxious noise".

Posted by Ogmoe 9 years ago


Seeing Double

Well hello! Just noticed a slight bug that y'all at HQ should know about. When I get a private message from HQ, such as the Halloween Postcard message, and the "Being Featured" message, I receive them twice.  Usually the doubles are quite some distance apart.  I received one double a day after the first one, and the Halloween Postcard message sent its double ten days apart (fearing that I needed to sign up again, I did just in case). Thanks a bunch!

Posted by Flintlock 6 years ago


Download instructables

I am in a situation where I only have access to the internet at school. I go home some 20 min away to my apartment to build instructables. though I was wondering if there was any way to package all the pictures and html from an instructables so one could easily view it offline. Say at my apartment where i'm trying to build the BAWLS led light. Long story short, is there anyway to get zipped instructables files? Or does anyone know any good programs for downloading pages for offline viewing? thanks

Posted by milo126 11 years ago


small screw dish

I just wanted to say, if you have a broken floppy drive laying around, take it apart, get the small stepper motor out, take off the LED (bicolor if you are lucky) and contact switches, and anything else useful like a IR photogate, and chokes, desolder the huge pin headers, but after that... remove the round plate that is a part of the main spindle motor, it has a ring of magnet on the inside, it is absolutely perfect for holding small screws when you are taking apart something just felt like sharing

Posted by frank26080115 11 years ago


lcd/flat pannel dicection

Is it dangerous to take a part like a normal monitor or tv is due to static build up? i can never throw something out without taking it apart first lol

Posted by rubberbanddude 11 years ago


rock band

So...i was playing rock band with a bunch of people and my friend broke the spring on the foot pedal and i don't want to completely take the thing apart to fix it...anyone got any ideas?

Posted by kaseyraex3 10 years ago


Help me make my apartment self-sufficient and green

Hello,I'm interested in making my apartment greener and more self sufficient than it already is. I want to do this for many reasons, but mostly to see how far I can take this. I'm sure a lot of this will depend on what I can put up with, but i'm looking for some ideas of things to implement. I'll follow Instructables if they exist about it and if they don't, I'll create some to document this.There are some restrictions: I am a renter and I don't own the place. I can make some changes, but I can't cut the walls out or replace appliances. I also can't put anything on the roof or outside of my apartment. I'm also very serious about conserving floorspace in my apartment and not accumulation a lot of junk. I need a bit of space to do my projects and have some sanity in this place (I live in NYC). This means no giant compost piles or what not in my living room.Here's my thoughts on things that I will need to work on:Measuring my consumption of thingsReduce energy useReduce energy wasteProduce some of my own power (Solar? I have a big window)Alternate lighting and heating methods?Making my own food to reduce the amount of waste packagingUsing local ingredientsjoining a CSA (just did that this week actually!)Growing some of my own foodReducing garbage and waste waterReusing things that I canCan you add to the list? Anything that you could help clarify? Anyone interested in taking the challenge with me? Thanks!

Posted by drocko 9 years ago


will it effect your laptop in a storm if your using internet????

If you are on your laptop and it is not pluged in but you have wifi and it is pluged in, apart from not being able to use the internet, will it effect your laptop???? 

Posted by tuckz 6 years ago


What Is This???

I took apart a TV a couple months ago and I just noticed this in the CRT circuit. I think that this is some sort of big potentiometer but I'm not sure. Can anyone please tell me?

Posted by gobitz 9 years ago


Some new stuff i got

So recently my dad wanted to throw away a old tv we had that had a bad cord (yeah we could of easily replaced the cord but be have enough tv's..) and i remember seeing plasmana's plasma speaker a while back and that it used a flyback transformer, so i ripped the tv apart taking the pcb with everything on it, speaker, and the coil thingy on the tube, since it was the first time i took one apart i had cliped the magnet wire winding so thats almost no good so i just got rid of that, and then i took apart 3 other monitors i have gotten over the years, one had a set of speakers inside it, and that was interesting to use. and a while back my friend gave me a old 5cd/radio stereo, i would of just kept it using it for the 5 disc changer mostly but the door was broken, and didnt move well at all, so i scraped it and used the speakers. Oh and theres a PSU in there i ripped apart a while ago, i have another but its stored away currently. Anywho heres just a view of what i got, any ideas on what i should make out of all this?

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 4 years ago


Can I reverse A USB to PS/2 Adapter?

I have a USB to PS/2 adapter that I want to take apart and rearrange into a PS/2 to USB adapter. Will this work? Or is the circuit only one way? I'm thinking of replacing the female USB part with a male one, and vice versa with the PS/2. I'm not sure how I'm gonna get the thing apart. When/if I get this thing working, I wanna use it with a keyboard for my Xbox 360 (360 only has USB ports, I don't have any USB keyboards).

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago


BIG electro magnet uses?

So i have been taking apart alot of electronics, looking for sweet pieces for my arc reactor im building and today i decided to take apart an old Goulds jet Pump.  Inside i was please to find all this coperwire. I just LOVE the look of this thing, and i know people always build coil guns and all that cool weapon stuff. There has GOT to be a cool use for this, other then giant paperweight.   Any suggestions.  Here is a photo of it.  That copper goes all the way through it. and looks the same on the other side.

Posted by valmont325 6 years ago


sugar syrup

I made candied citrus peel truned ot good but have a about a pint of syurp left [ with 500g of sugar and water] what can i use the syrup for apart from a fruit salad. please help.

Posted by neetcooks 7 years ago


Steampunk Scooter

Oh, to have a steampunk scooter that actually shoots steam out the back as you ride. This makes me want to get a cheap old scooter and rip it apart to create something new. Linkvia BoingBoing

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


LASER pointer keychain Question ???

I'm taking apart my laser pointer keychain, I want to run it off of normal batteries like a 9v or AA. What would be equivalent to the 3 1.5v cell batteries?

Posted by mrshow555 10 years ago


Old laptop Project

I have an old laptop I've recently taken apart and i was wondering... How can i convert the HDD to a portable storage device? and How can i convert the LCD screen to a monitor or a normal TV?

Posted by Haiomaster343 7 years ago


The K'nex M4 Carbine

Here the pics are yes the mag does clip in and it doesnt fall out =)On the picture where i have taken it apart i have left it 3D from the handle back, im sure u can figure it out.

Posted by Danny 11 years ago


Replace broken appliance handle

The plastic handle on my ancient upright freezer broke.  The manufacturer no longer makes the part.  The screw holes on the door are 9 1/4" apart.  What is the easiest way to make a replacement handle? 

Posted by MaryE73 1 year ago


new mortar

This is my knex mortar what do you think post or not? P.S. this uses a trigger similar to Iacs trigger. Gets about 100 feet I tore it apart because no one likes it

Posted by Knex_Gun_Builder 9 years ago


photo: Polaroid 600/SX-70 => film mod?

I'm wondering if anyone is aware of attempts to use standard process film in a modified Polaroid 600 or One Step type camera... These things are a dime a dozen at Salvo and other such stores -- I'm curious as to an adaptation to, let's say, 120 type film, is possible. Anyone have ideas? The first 600 I just tried to take apart is now in shambles, those puppies do NOT come apart easily that I can tell. Any ideas would be much appreciated. Still attempting to iron out bugs with Kodak Instamatic modification, so far 3 have been murdered in the process.

Posted by peterrabid9 11 years ago