For a soap box i need a stiring system but i dont no how to make it so plz give a comment
Asked by copper tube 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi, nice forum you have Im sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but not long ago I bought this box at the flea market It looks to me like an old mayan peice was found and made into a jewel box, could someone please tee me more, thank you. Brad
Posted by bradsimms 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am hoping someone can help me out. I would like to know how to program the music box cylinder to play a specific tune. Does anyone know anything that may be able to help me in terms of building my own mechanism from scratch? Thanks YelloTrace
Posted by YelloTrace 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I'm been looking for instructions on making a box to dry a 8.5" x 11" piece of "film". I can make the box, it's the electronics part I can't figure out. My idea is that a small heater on one end of the box, and a small exhaust fan on the other end will be sufficient to dry my film. Does this make sense?
Posted by jrav 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
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
Hi everybody First of all I want to excuse myself if my english is not perfect. I have a project in mind for a while. I work on construction in Canada and using caulking everyday it get hard to use it during winter if we don't have access to put them inside. So I wanted to build a little box with an heating system that could work on a jobsite generator. I'm thinking about a plywood box nothing fancy as long it work. I though about place 10 ABS/PVC tube that fit perfectly the caulking tube with alots of hole in it so the heat can pass throught it. So the caulking tube can be reached right from the top of the box and due to the hole it won't overheat. So that's the idea so far. What heating system should I use for this system(I don't want to spend alot on money). Maybe I'm thinking about 1 or 2 computer fan to make the heat uniform. I'm thinking about a space where I can put my spare glove to get them dry do you have an idea for that ? And finaly I'm open to any suggestion that can get the box even better ! :) Thanks you
Posted by Lufkum 4 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
On March 5th at the New England Aquarium octopus exhibit, a 7-foot long giant Pacific octopus climbed inside of a 15 inch-inch-wide box. The box was part of a set of acrylic puzzles that the aquarium uses to challenge the octopi during feeding time to keep them stimulated. Normally, the octopus opens the boxes sequentially to solve the puzzle and get its dinner. Last week however, the octopus found a crack in the largest box and rather than opening it, decided that it would crawl right inside.Aquarist Bill Murphy elaborates...What are the boxes made out of?The boxes are made of acrylic and were created by one of our long time volunteers in the fishes department.How many boxes are there?There are 3 different size boxes with different locks that are puzzles for the octopus to open.How do they work?I place one or two live crabs inside the box and the octopus has to learn how to open the box to get the food. I start the octopus off with the small box and once he has mastered the lock I switch to another box and once he has mastered each individual box I put a box inside a box to keep him active and challenged.What happened today?The largest box was actually broken by another octopus here at the aquarium three years ago so today the octopus decided to go through that broken opening instead of unlocking the large outside box to get to smaller box inside with the live crabs. This is the first time it has been witnessed here at the aquarium because they don't always open the box immediately and will wait till the night when they are more active to hunt for food. It's been a very fun occasion for visitors and staff!If octopi could live longer on land, we'd be their slaves for sure.Via New England Aquarium
Posted by noahw 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Does anyone know of a splitter box of any sort that would split the signal from the output of a minidisc player? At present my band plays gigs with the use of a backing track with keyboards and bass on. Is there any way the Minidisc outputs could feed my onstage monitor and the P.A. mixer simultaneously? The small mixer that the MD goes into hasnt any aux channels or monitor sends with which to use. Thanks.
Posted by lossarapter 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
One thing that the "stats" (things like ratings and views) of instructables i think DESPERATELY needs is a did it option. this means that you have actually made/did/modified whatever the instructables instructs you to do. i propose a little check box and a stat called Did Its, this would show how many people actually made what was instructed in your instructable. i dont know about you guys but i think this would be AWSOME. please the more attention this topic gets the more attentions it gets from the admins. plz ewhelm
Posted by whitish 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
At school they showed us a video of a device that supposedly you could place on a cardboard box and music would play through the box. How can I make this? I was thinking on using a piezo element. Any ideas????P.S. you would plug it in to a headphone jack.
Asked by crazyJ113 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Looking for tips for efficient design of wooden hexagonal boxes, bottoms, and lids. Jewelry boxes, canisters, etc. How to clamp for glue or air brads - I'm thinking a hexagonal jig, but that's potentially a lot of jigs for different-size boxes.
Asked by rjvoyerjr 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am making my daughter a wooden jewelry box and want to spiff it up with brass fittings - corners, edges, etc. I can't find a supplier. All local stores have cabinet fittings ( drawer pulls, hinges, etc.). Any suggestions? If I bought thin brass sheets would I need special tools to make my own fittings? i want nice sharp 90 degree angles and curved edges.
Posted by lhomeniuk 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Somewhere I saw something about how to make an origami jack in the box and I was wondering if anyone on here knew how to make one that could sort of explain how to make one to me. I looked it up on google but only found a diagram that, for me, was very hard to follow. Can help me with this? Thanks!
Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
In my quest for weeding out my less than professional looking projects, I am in need to learning a new skill.Does anyone have recommendations for a resource on how to upholster a box? Key points including the box material is a thin plywood which probably won't hold up to staples (thicker woods are heavier and I have a weight restriction for this project: lighter = better). My material will be a marine vinyl (for weather protection) which does have some stretch to it - I'm also going to put a thin foam backer for that extra supple feeling.Recommendations for obscure compound curves would be nice too.I'm armed with a sewing machine, limited sewing skills, bandages and some scrap material. <-- that on top of the typical measuring instruments.
Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am looking for designs for "secret boxes" that could stand up to being permanently outdoors, most likely mounted on some surface. As we speak, I'm running some searches here on Instructibles, but thought I should also go straight to the creators. Also... please let me know if this might be better posted in another forum. Thanks!!!!!
Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Hi everyone, Im after some help im trying to turn an old monitor which wasn't working (wasn't powering up) into a light box for art work, but im not sure what to do in terms of powering it. Ive still got the PCB but the one which send the power to the monitor (lights) has a connector that's broke off. Can anyone help? Cheers
Posted by drop_dead_fred 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
There's been a bug that I've been noticing for a while and I'm hoping you guys can find some way to correct it. I've noticed that every time I get in a long conversation with somebody, mine (and theirs) responses slowly move to the right until it's completely hidden from view to the point where you can't even hit the reply button. Is there any known way to fix this?
Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi there I am putting together a diy boom box but cannot figure out how do I can nectar a 500w PC power supply and a 12v battery up so then I can use both of them to use the boom box I've figured out how to use it with just the battery but unsure on how to with the PC power supply please help
Posted by 18R4H1M. 1 year ago
Normally, a light box uses fluorescent lamps (e.g. 36 watts Philips Lamp) and electronic ballasts to emit light. However, it consumes too much electricty and the life of lamps is short. Therefore, I would like to replace fluorescent lamps with LEDs.
Asked by richardkartono 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I am planning to build a parcel delivery box that would accept large box deliveries from things I order on amazon namely. The boxes vary in size but I am wondering if anyone would weigh in on how large of a package you think should fit. I have already decided the drop box will be cut into the wall on the side of my garage where I am relocating my mail slot. That means it will fit between two studs approximately 16" apart, but the height is open to negotiation. Thanks guys.
Posted by nalipaz 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Around New Year's Day, my family celebrated Christmas (had to wait for some family to visit) and one of my presents was a flat, rectangular cigar box with some gift cards and certificates. I haven't done much with the box, but after comparing it to the size of my laptop, they are roughly the same dimensions! Given that this is a wooden cigar box, would it be possible to turn it into a low-power laptop computer? Since its wood, it would probably be better to put a screen and keyboard setup inside the box instead of the whole shabang (small hard drive, motherboard, etc.) while having the main hardware inside of an external tower. But if it was set up in this fashion, could it still be called a laptop?
Posted by EngineerJakit 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
A news article in Nature reports on a group that has constructed three dimensional boxes, including a lockable lid, from DNA. Using specifically designed oligonuclitides, the boxes self-assemble chemically from long strands of DNA in solution. According to the article, "It takes only an hour or two for billions of boxes to form by themselves."The article include both "artists conceptions" and electron-microscope images of the actual objects.Update 13 May 2009: The Nature article above has been put into restricted access. Here is a Science News report which is not restricted.
Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Yah this is a silly question i know, but does anyone know the dimensions of a tic tac (the large 1oz box, commonly labeled Big Pack)? It is for a small electronics project, and i am wondering what amount of space i have to work with... Thanks!
Asked by astroboy907 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have just started making a few Arduino Instructables and am wondering how I can put the scrollbar text boxes like at Step 15: Program of this Intructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Countdown-Timer/?ALLSTEPS I do not have Pro membership. Also is there any way to post formatted Arduino code within the Instructables. Hopefully someone might be able to help me with these questions, thanks Pedro.
Posted by pedro147 5 years ago
It has come to my notice that the title of this box, (Most Popular), is at best misleading - It appears that to get in it you only need to be featured and may indeed have a VERY low view count - 2 views - Hardly most popular. see this question thread A bug or intentional?? Richard Harris
Posted by rickharris 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Well my neighbor threw out their charter cable TV box today. I took the power cord (if nothing else I will turn it into scrap copper) and left the box. But figured I would ask on here if anyone on here could think of anything to do with it. I suppose I could salvage off the RCA plugs and coax plugs. But i do not think I have any use for them. So anyone on here have any ideas on use for it?
Posted by jcaresheets 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I'm looking for feedback from the DIY crafting/woodworking community. I'd like to know what you all think of our artisan designed jewelry box kits. I've looked around and what I've seen in this market is pretty slim pickin's. Our kits don't require a shop full of tools, just what the average homeowner might have in his/her tool chest. There is also a short list of supplies. The kits require no cutting or power tools at all. The things that are required are self confidence, a sense of excellence and attention to detail. Our company is called Ready To Build. I have designed every box and we make absolutely everything in-house. It would be great if you would check out the website and give us any feedback or ask questions. Thanks!
Posted by aunt alice 7 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
hey everyone i need help on my current procect it is very large and a part the swings around and if i turn off the moter it clicks alot and sometimes breaks so i need a gearbox that has a nuteral (where it can spin on its own) and a 1st gear and 1st gear needs to be slow.
Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am trying to make a positive affirmation machine so that when my students turn in homework it will either give an audio message or display a message that says something good. I know I need to build an optical sensor but I was wondering if there is a build that you can suggest that I can modify? I have moderate skills with building electronics and access to plenty of materials but I am lost as to how to start.
Posted by Mr.E1 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
So got this little item I'm trying to create but while it's logically simple I haven't built anything in a while So thought i'd come here and get input on what i really need to do to make things work. so the concept is simple A black box that when turned on lights up with any number of colors (which is why this http://www.ecologicsavings.com/all-products/12v-rgb-led-strip-light/ seems perfect as i can change the color with a seperate remote no complex electronics needed inside) In the center of the device is a crystal/plastic coin (power ranger, or heck Kamen Rider O items would work) and spins and that's it, it lights up and spins the coin set in the center. Souldn't be too hard right? Or is there something obvious i'm over looking
Posted by nekollx 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Hey I've seen the movie city of ember and there you have a box that locks itself from the inside, only to open again once the preset time has expired. I'd love to make one for a friend of mine (and for me as well), who's always distracted during the examination, so he could lock his distractions away for the time needed. I browsed hours to find timers and count down circuits. the best things that I could find, never were longer than e few hours or a day. but for this project it should at least last a month. I got a weird Idea of hooking up egg timers in series, so if the first one ends, the next one starts, until your last one finished that opens the box (the more I think about it, the more it's sounding impossible to do) the next best thing that would simplify the build was an arduino, but since these are essentially tiny computers I think it would be a wast to just let them count down. (and doesn't a arduino consume a lot of power too?) and I would like to only use an arduino as last resort... you can make robots out of these little board, it would be too tempting to pull it out of my project and try to make something cool with it. would any of these idea's work descent? does anyone know what could be the best way to pull this off? thanks
Asked by Jakwiebus 6 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
An emergency siren that alerts drivers by making their vehicles vibrate is being tested by doctors in Hampshire, England.The Howler is being used by BASICS Hampshire, a charity made up of 20 volunteer medics who attend about 750 road traffic accidents every year. The Howler sends out low bass sound that makes the car in front "shake".Dr Rob Dawes, a volunteer doctor whose full-time job is as an hospital anaesthetist and military doctor, said people get out of the way quicker when the device is used.He said: "The main problem is on the motorways where people can't hear the sirens or see you, because often they either don't look in the mirrors or they've got the radio on quite loud."What this new siren aims to do is, because they can't see you and they can't hear you, we hope that they'll be able to feel you." BBC Story.
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have a big outdoor plastic closet with shelfs in my garden. i want to place a pc with crt screen inside heating the space in which the pc and screen are to be located is 1/4 m3 (1 m wide x 1/2 m deep x 1/2 m height between the shelfs) or 1/2 m3 (1 m height) but with other objects sharing the space the computer is a pentium 1 (~40 W power). it is intended to be on for long periods with the door closed. the closet stands in a shaded place but air temperature outside can get to 35 C + sometimes. i dont want to cut vent holes in the closet the monitor (15 crt) is off when the door is closed. though i may switch it off and close the door while it is still hot how to prevent overheating ? is a water tank thermostat set to 45 C in the air near the pc (with the 240 V to the pc going thru it) good enough thermal protection ? insects we have lots of ants. how to protect the pc from them ? will the hot air in the closet be enough to distract them ?
Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I would really like to get a box turtle. I live in the eastern US. I know you used to be able to get them in pet stores but you can not now. I cant spend more than 50 dollars on the turtle itself. I have looked in Craigslist and Ebay classifieds, but have not found anything. If anyone has suggestions I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Asked by nurdee1 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago